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New technologies like PowerHA, iASP, VIOS, SAN, and VTLs are growing rapidly and forcing data centers to change even more rapidly. At the same time, these innovations are opening horizons for IBM i ...

New technologies like PowerHA, iASP, VIOS, SAN, and VTLs are growing rapidly and forcing data centers to change even more rapidly. At the same time, these innovations are opening horizons for IBM i and Power Systems we could not have imagined even a couple years ago.

Join Help/Systems’ very own IBM i expert, Tom Huntington, as he covers topics including:

- How IBM's recent announcements and technology releases affect your data center
- Best practices for managers of complex environments facing these new trends
- How Help/Systems and others are addressing new trends

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  • Everyone in the room must get a business card and one problem that someone else is faced with in managing there Data Center/IT Environment? We will share a few of them and then put in a hat the business cards to draw a winner of gift card.
  • Mostly for hardware maintenance
  • It is not a HA solution and it does not help with Backups
  • Ok a show of hands, is anyone connecting a san to power servers running ibmi?WHAT is SAN? What are the BENEFITS?WHO should you turn to? What to AVOID?
  • Is it up?Does it have enough disk space?Are the Daemons up?Monitor SNMP eventsRobot/TRAPPER converts to OS/400 Message
  • Remember this is a movement of a live partition to another serial number
  • Think of Big DataYou still need to keep on top of purgingIFS area is becoming a cluttered closetDefine enough armsTransaction based systems need to spread the i/oTake advantage of the offline redundancies
  • The increase in IFS StorageAre your old disk utilities helping or hurting you?Is anyone actively purging data?
  • Don’t forget about AUTOMATION and MONITORING to help manage Traditional technologies like tape will play LESS OF A ROLE in our data centerNETWORK with your peers and suppliers Learn from their experiences
  • Help/Systems develops, markets, and supports the world’s leading software solutions for Power Systems running IBM i, automating and job scheduling software for Windows, UNIX, and Linux. The Help/Systems family of companies includes Robot system management automation; Skybot Software for Windows, UNIX, and Linux; PowerTech security and compliance solutions; SEQUEL Software business intelligence and developer tools.

Power7 Trends and Tech - The Future of IBM i Data Centers Power7 Trends and Tech - The Future of IBM i Data Centers Presentation Transcript

  • © 2013 Help/Systems, LLC. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners5POWER SYSTEMS ROADMAP150,000 CUSTOMERS
  • © 2013 Help/Systems, LLC. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners16BUILDING BLOCKS: IBM i iASPs• Why use iASPs?– Clusters• Building block for HA/DRstorage replication-basedclustering– Consolidation• Meet compliance needs for isolation• Reduce software footprints• Reduce number of OS upgrades– Archive• Storage performance and cost by iASP– Uptime• Off-line backups with replication• Shorter IPL – leave non-critical iASPsoffline till after IPL
  • © 2013 Help/Systems, LLC. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners21IBM’S PARTITION TECHNOLOGY HISTORY
  • © 2013 Help/Systems, LLC. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners22IBMI I/O SERVER OPTIONSo Built into IBM io Host Disk, Optical, TapeoConsolidate Ethernet Traffico Same technology as hostingAIX, Linux, and iSCSIoVIOS Servero Host Disk, Optical, Tapeo Bridge Ethernet Traffico Attach external storageo Advance Virtualization Functions
  • © 2013 Help/Systems, LLC. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners29WHAT IS LIVE PARTITION MOBILITY?* Live Partition Mobility requires the purchase ofthe optional PowerVM Enterprise EditionMove a running partition fromone Power7 server to anotherwith no application downtime• Reduce planned downtime bymoving workloads to anotherserver during systemmaintenance• Rebalance processing poweracross servers when and whereyou need it
  • © 2013 Help/Systems, LLC. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners37Notes- This table does not list more detailed considerations, for example required levels of firmware or PTFs required or configuration performance considerations- POWER7 servers require IBM i 6.1 or later- This table can change over time as addition hardware/software capabilities/options are added# DS3200 only supports SAS connection, not supported on Rack/Tower servers which use only Fibre Channel connections, supported on Blades with SAS## DS3500 has either SAS or Fibre Channel connection. Rack/Tower only uses Fibre Channel. Blades in BCH support either SAS or Fibre Channel. Blades in BCS only uses SAS.### Not supported on IBM i 7.1. But see SCORE System RPQ 846-15284 for exception support* Supported with Smart Fibre Channel adapters – NOT supported with IOP-based Fibre Channel adapters** NPIV requires Machine Code Level of 6.1.1 or later and requires NPIV capable HBAs (FC adapters) and switches@ BCH supports DS3400, DS3500, DS3950 & BCS supports DS3200, DS3500% NPIV requires IBM i 7.1 TR2 (Technology Refresh 2) and latest firmware released May 2011 or later%% NPIV requires IBM i 7.1 TR6 (Technology Refresh 6)For more details, use the System Storage InteroperabilityCenter:www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic/Note there are currently some differences between the above table andthe SSIC. The SSIC should be updated to reflect the above informationSUPPORT FOR IBM STORAGE SYSTEM WITH IBMiFROMGOTTFRIENDSCHIMUNEK AT IBM
  • © 2013 Help/Systems, LLC. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners38OTHER SUPPLIERS TO CONSIDER• EMC– SymmetrixVmax and VNX• Hitachi– Unified Storage
  • © 2013 Help/Systems, LLC. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners56WHAT’S ON OUR ROAD MAP?• Already shipped licensing support for LPM and PowerHA• Support for running products in iASP with little effort from you– Robot/CONSOLE– Robot/SCHEDULE & SCHEDULE Enterprise– Robot/REPORTS– Some customers are running products already in iASP• Monitoring VIOS– Robot/TRAPPER for now– Performance and logs in the future
  • © 2013 Help/Systems, LLC. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners57VTL SUPPORT• Tested Robot/SAVE with– ProtecTIER– DataDomain EMC– SPHiNX Crossroads– DSI– Sepaton
  • © 2013 Help/Systems, LLC. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners59THE FUTURE• PowerHA, VIOS, VTL, iASP, and SAN help to manage BigData• IBM’s merge of AIX, Linux and i on Power Hardwareputs all of their R&D money into the future• VIOS and LPM help to support running Clouds onthese servers• The Power Server and IBM i have road map itemsinto 2026—Look at Steve Will’s blog
  • © 2013 Help/Systems, LLC. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners61PORTFOLIO OF FLEXIBLE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS
  • © 2013 Help/Systems, LLC. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners62Robot/CONSOLEMessage, Resource, & Log ManagementRobot/ALERTPager, Text, or Email NotificationRobot/NETWORKIBM i Event & PerformanceConsolidationRobot/SPACEDisk Space ManagementRobot/LPARPartition ResourceMovement & ManagementRobot/AUTOTUNEAutomatic Performance TuningRobot/SCHEDULEJob Scheduler & AutomaticComputer OperatorRobot/SCHEDULEEnterpriseEnterprise Job SchedulerRobot/REPLAYInteractive Job ManagementRobot/SAVEAutomatic Backup, Recovery,& Media ManagementRobot/REPORTSReport Distribution, Archiving,& ViewingPORTFOLIO OF FLEXIBLE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS