This presentation provides an overview and details of the UCP Pro for VMware vSphere solution from HDS.
Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Pro for VMware vSphere enables customers to view server, storage and network elements as consolidated resource pools assigned to business needs with a range of focus areas such as:Ordering, fulfillment and supportManagement and orchestration Business alignmentUCP Pro for VMware vSphere eliminates many of the road blocks to private cloud related to a lack of infrastructure standards, expertise and best practicesPredictable, reliable and repeatable resultsFaster speed to deployUCP Pro for VMware vSphere Increases automation to significantly improve OPEX by reducing time and effort spent performing manual tasks such as provisioning new server or storage assets to VMs.
Lets look at infrastructure model. We already talked about customer buying individual items which is time consuming. To reduce complexity, there are two models that is emerging in converged infrastructure stack. . One is flexible architecture , where vendor validates the entire stack and gives an entire SKU or partial SKU to customer. This allows customer the ability to buy a validated solution.Another option is pre-configured by vendor (not just validated), usually sold as single SKU. Sometimes there may be a bit of flexibility, but bottom line there will be unified management and orchestration to manage entire stack from a single pane of glass. It dramatically makes it simple to buy.
With 2.1 we are addressing some of the request. V3.0 will have most of the key enhancement.
UCP Pro Architecture improves the OPEX of organization based on its underlying design..
Optional VMs have dashed outline – they’re customer optionsMicrosoft Clustering (MSCS) is not used on any VMs. Proper design would require one additional host (CR210) and two dedicated NICs for MS cluster heartbeat
UCP Director enables infrastructure level orchestration of physical and virtual asset by providing following:Bare-metal server discovery,Provisioning of storage and networkingOperational management such as image management and image deploymentHealth monitoring of infrastructure within vCenter alarm and alert framework.
In the life of Vmware admin, there are a lot of hands off as follow:Server provisioning, storage provisioning, and network provisioning.The there is monitoring and continuous health check
Authentication – Since vCenter is tightly integrated with AD for authentication, UCP for Vmware uses the same model for authenticationAuthorization component checks current user permission to perform an action (UCP API call). In addition, the component enables/disables rendering of UI elements based on current user role and redirection to Access Denied page when user is not registered in any of the UCP roles.Privilege – identifies an operation in vCenter, ability to perform a specific action.Role – a collection of privileges. In UCP v2 the following roles exist: UCP AdminServer AdministratorNetwork AdministratorStorage AdministratorPermission – is a relationship between role, user, and object.
Use case: Viewing the UCP physical infrastructure inventory using vSphere Web ClientGoal: Use vSphere web client inventory to expose UCP inventory elements to the user. Users will be able to easily access all the UCP element types using vSphere web client’s object navigator menu. OutcomesUsers should be able to view and access all the UCP element types i.e. Servers, Chassis, Images, Storage array, Ethernet Switches and Fibre Channel Switches in that order respectively using the vCenter inventory lists. Users should also be able to access the UCP elements by clicking on the different vCenter elements under the inventory tree menu in the object navigator menu and then clicking related objects..
Use case: Viewing details for each individual element in UCP inventoryGoal: vSphere web client provides a feature to expose high level summary information for each inventory object on the summary page. Additional details can be presented using portlets. Read only details about individual UCP elements will be exposed using the summary and portlets view. .OutcomesThere should be a summary page for every element of the following UCP element typesServerChassisHost ImagesStorage ArrayStorage PoolsStorage Volumes Ethernet SwitchesFibre Channel Switches
Raw capacity calculated using 20 dense LFF trays in HUS 150, 24 in Wister, 16 3.5” drive chassis in VSP, all with 3TB drivesHUS 150 14 square feet, Wister 21 square feet, VSP 43 square feet
Hitachi data systems value propositionAchieve the highest performance and virtual machine density for virtualized applications Offload VMware copy, write-same and hardware-assisted locking operations to the storage platformHitachi data systems key differentiatorsHitachi was the first and only company to fully certify virtualized storage with VMware VAAIDynamically add processors, connectivity and capacity to grow with virtual environments in all directionsNo re-mapping of physical to virtual environments required for virtual storage Optimal storage placementIndustry’s only 3D scaling platform helps customers maximize performance, improve scalability and provide investment protection for VMware environments. Hitachi offers support for VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform. Through the VSP’s unique 3D scaling architecture, customers can now extend to more than 100 heterogeneous storage arrays VMware VAAI and industry-differentiated Hitachi VSP benefits. In doing so, Hitachi becomes the first company to fully certify virtualized storage with VMware VAAI and the only vendor to support all three VAAI primitives: Full Copy, Write Same and Hardware-Assisted Locking. This means faster, more cost-effective and more scalable VMware environments – and a platform that protects customers’ investments today and well into the future.
Hitachi Unified Compute Platform by Cornel Tutuianu
Hitachi Unified Compute PlatformUCP Pro for VMware vSphereCornel TutuianuApril 2013
Unified Compute Platform ProFULLY INTEGRATED SOLUTION FOR VMWARE• Turn-key solution with allHardware, Software and Hypervisorcomponents pre-installed andvalidated• Eliminates road blocks toprivate cloud related to lack ofinfrastructure standards, expertiseand best practices• Increases automation tosignificantly improve OPEX• Single-vendor supportHypervisorNetworkServerStorageManagementandOrchestrationUCPDirector+vCenterPre-Assembled and Validated
UCP FAMILY PORTFOLIOHitachiUCP SelectHitachiUCP ProNetworkHypervisorStorageServer
UCP Pro v2.1 – Building blockHitachi ComputeBlade Server CB500Management ServerCR210Ethernet Brocade6720-60FC Brocade 6510Brocade FCX 648 forManagementUCP DirectorSoftware
UCP Pro v2.1 – Building blockUCP DirectorSoftwareBrocade 6510
UCP Pro Management ComponentsVMware DRS & vMotion ensure high-availability of VMsAll VMs are able to run on a single management hostESXi 1 – Management BlockESXi 2 – Management BlockAD / DNS / DHCPSQL ServervCenter ServerAuto DeployHCSUCP DirectorUCP Utilities(TFTP/syslog)VMwareDRS+vMotionManagement NodesService VM
UCP Director• Unified infrastructure management within VMware vSphere
UCP DIRECTOR CAPABILITIESWeb- or server-based client application integrated with VMware vCenter andHitachi Command Suite for maximum operational efficiencyOverview Simple, scalable and agnostic Seamless integration with vCenter via richweb client Facilitates integration of UCP features withcustomer’s existing managementUnified orchestration and monitoring• Monitors all elements of data center under 1view• Provides overall health status of all elementsand indicates impending failures• Mitigates downtime by directing appropriateactions• Accelerates recovery in the event of adowntimeUCP Director Web ClientUCP Director Thick Client
Provision END-TO-END CONVERGED STACKProvision host Provision storage Provision networkDeploy ESXi image toconfigure hostAttach storage to configuredhostConfigure VLAN forphysical networkConfiguring end-to-end infrastructure is complex, time-consuming and error-prone
• Install & configure multiple components: PowerCLI snap-in, AutoDeploy, PXE/TFTP and DHCP• Find the right image and drivers online• Use PowerShell command-line with PowerCLI to:• Create and test an ESXi image profile with the correct drivers• Create an Auto Deploy rule to map host profile & image profile• Deploy the ESXi image to a host vCenteradministratorToo much time!!Host Deployment (without UCP Director)
Configuring End-to-End Converged Stack (with UCP Director)1. Select the server that you want to deploy2. Click Deploy Images Done! Deploy image to a hostConfigure Host Configure Storage Configure Network
•Identify where to provisionvolume ( i.e. storage ports)•Create HSDs•Create Volume•Add Volume to HSDStorageadministrator•Identify WWN for host•Identify Array port WWNs•Create zones•Mount Volume•Create and format partition•Create and name datastorevCenteradministratorSANadministratorToo many handoffs !!Provisioning Storage (without UCP Director)
• Create VDS and add hosts to the VDS• Assign VLANs to all the networks• Set up vMotion network for all the hosts•Gather VLANs from all the hosts•Determine connected switch ports•Configure in-chassis switches•Propagate the VLAN to top of the rackswitches•Connect the switches to the outside networkNetworkadministratorvCenteradministratorToo complex!!Network Provisioning (without UCP Director)
UCP SOLUTION – EVENTS AND ALARMS• Provides native integration with vCenter’sreporting functionality, extending:– Tasks: Report progress of UCP actionsperformed by user– Events: Report status of UCP managedserver, networks and storage elements– Alarms: Triggered by events to escalateproblems• UCP registers 35+ new alarms withinvCenter to allow tracking infrastructurehardware and software problems– These alarms are pre-defined and pre-registered within vCenter as a part ofUCP but can be suppressed/re-activatedby the customerEvents Panel
SOFTWARE FEATURES – SECURITY• Authentication– Active Directory Integrated Authentication– Provide single sign-on experience from thevSphere Client• Authorization (Role Base Access Control)– Manage UCP Privileges in vCenter– Starter Roles• UCP System Administrator• UCP Server Administrator• UCP Storage Administrator• UCP Network AdministratorSeamless vCenter Integration – Authentication and Authorization
UCP Director• Unified infrastructure management within VMware vSphereWith Hitachi UCP Pro for VMware vSphere, end-to-endconverged infrastructure is configured easily
Network• Ethernet Elements• 10 Gb VDX switch family• 6746 (in chassis), 2 per chassis• 6720 (Aggregate), 2 for appliance• Fully redundant network architecture
Storage Connectivity• Fibre Channel Elements• 8 Gb & 16 Gb switch families• 8 Gb - 5460 (in chassis), 2 per chassis• 16 Gb - 6510, 2 x per rack• Fully redundant architecture
UCP Pro for VMware vSphere: Summary• Unified management of physical & virtual infrastrucutre integratedwithin vCenter• Unified orchestration based on Public RESTful API• Unified monitoring and troubleshooting within vCenter frameworkStorage VSP, HUS-150and HUS 3rd-partystorageNetwork StandardnetworkingCompute Hitachi computeUCP Pro for VMware vSphere orchestrates and automates a variety ofinfrastructure components to create a private cloudManagement Integrated with vCenter Full plug-in support
UCP PRO for VMware vSphere Summary39Value proposition• Unified management and VMware vCenterintegration– Visualize complete data center hardwareinfrastructure inside vCenter• Unified orchestration– Automate provisioning andconfiguration of resources acrossmultiple elements• Unified monitoring and troubleshooting– Correlate and troubleshoot physical andvirtual elements alerts centrally• Turnkey solution– Pre-installation, pre-integration ofhardware and software components andvalidation of interoperability• Scalable and extensible– Open and public APIs for integration– Ability to grow as you needKey benefits• Reduced OPEX– Minimal effort required to• Provision resources• Monitor datacenter infrastructure• Manage data center– Efficient troubleshooting• Minimizes system downtime• Reduced CAPEX– Turnkey solution reduces cost andcomplexity ofprocurement, implementation andmanagement• Consolidated maintenance– Single vendor contact for all serviceand support needs• Flexibility, agility and better control