Microsoft Cloud SummitPrivate Cloud: Virtual Reality to Reality apartners’ story25 March 2011SingaporeDaniel Mar [daniel.m...
PRIVATE CLOUD: MAKING IT REAL • Where and how to start with building a private cloud   within your organisation • Server V...
PRIVATE CLOUD: STEPS TO MAKE ITHAPPEN                    Create a                                     Add         Add Self...
HOST SERVER HARDWARE SELECTION    • What to look at when selecting server hardware for a Host-   CPU Speed        - More R...
HOST SERVER HARDWARE SELECTION• Should I create my private cloud on Blade or Rack servers?      Blade Servers          • S...
STORAGE HARDWARE SELECTION • Shared storage is critical in supporting a Highly Available   virtual infrastructure. • What ...
STORAGE HARDWARE SELECTION• So many storage vendors out there - how do you choose?• Firstly leverage off your existing sto...
TIPS & TRICKS: HOST SETUP Full or Core Installation              Installing Antivirus on the host – exclude               ...
TIPS & TRICKS: WORKLOADMIGRATION • Your environment is probably running many different types of OS             OS Type    ...
TIPS & TRICKS: COM AND USB PORTATTACHED DEVICES • Do you think that all workloads can be virtualised? • What about devices...
CUSTOMER SCENARIO: BASICVIRTUALISATION                                               VM       VM        VM        VM      ...
CUSTOMER SCENARIO: WORKLOADMIGRATION • Customer had the   following workloads to   migrate 1. WinNT with SQL 6.5 DB 2. Win...
CUSTOMER SCENARIO: VIRTUALISATIONON BLADE SERVERS                                                          +    • Customer...
CUSTOMER SCENARIO: MS EXCHANGEVIRTUALISED                                          VM                  VM                 ...
ADD MANAGEMENT WITH SYSTEMCENTER Deploy in the following sequence: 1. SCVMM to manage     the virtual     infrastructure 2...
CUSTOMER SCENARIO: CITRIX INFRASTRUCTUREVIRTUALIZED AND MONITORED • Customer is deploying Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesk...
ADD SELF SERVICE WITH SSP 2.0                            Partner-extensible solution that enables     VISION              ...
START YOUR JOURNEY TO THE PRIVATECLOUD   Step 1: Analyse and assess current workloads to   identify those to be virtualise...
WHERE DO I START? • Private Cloud is not for everyone… … it depends on where you are in terms of IT Maturity • Enter the M...
OUR SERVICE OFFERINGS • Server Virtualisation offerings    •   Server Virtualisation Pre-Assessments    •   Business Case ...
PROMOTIONS • Free Private Cloud Pre-assessment (for the first 5 customers    who email before 8th April 2011)     • Analys...
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  1. 1. Microsoft Cloud SummitPrivate Cloud: Virtual Reality to Reality apartners’ story25 March 2011SingaporeDaniel Mar [daniel.mar@technicom.com.sg]Technical Services Manager – TechniCom IT Solutions Slide 1
  2. 2. PRIVATE CLOUD: MAKING IT REAL • Where and how to start with building a private cloud within your organisation • Server Virtualisation – Hosts and Storage selection • Tips and Tricks for virtualising server workloads • Real Life Customer Scenarios – share their story and lessons learnt • System Center Management • Self Service Portal Slide 2
  3. 3. PRIVATE CLOUD: STEPS TO MAKE ITHAPPEN Create a Add Add Self Virtualise Virtual Management Service Portal Infrastructure + + Slide 3
  4. 4. HOST SERVER HARDWARE SELECTION • What to look at when selecting server hardware for a Host- CPU Speed - More RAM the - Use SAS not SATA - More NIC ports- No of Cores better - Higher RPM the better- x64 bit - NUMA – check Speeds better - 1Gb/10Gb- Supports RAM module - Local/Shared - VLAN support Hardware install sequence Storage - TOE/VMQ assisted - Dynamic Memory - SSD are faster - Storage access Virtualisation in SP1 and are more - FC HBAs (AMD-V/Intel-VT) reliable - 10Gb NICs Slide 4
  5. 5. HOST SERVER HARDWARE SELECTION• Should I create my private cloud on Blade or Rack servers? Blade Servers • Smaller physical footprint • Highly reliant on Blade enclosure – backplane could be single point of failure, high availability also requires two enclosures • Server has limited expansion/upgrade options • High density means more heat generated in a single area – cooling considerations Depends what fits your requirements better! • Supports a higher density of Network and Rack Servers Fibre ports • Greater number of RAM slots available • Greater number of local disk options • Can be easily moved to another site or rack • Power consumed maybe slightly more than Blade servers Slide 5
  6. 6. STORAGE HARDWARE SELECTION • Shared storage is critical in supporting a Highly Available virtual infrastructure. • What features do I look for in storage • Support for FC or iSCSI or both [FC – 2/4/8Gbps and iSCSI 1/10Gb] • De-duplication File system and LUNs stored in • Fast cloning Dynamic Flexible Volumes Snapshots 150 • 200 GB 300 GB GB • Thin Provisioning 1TB • Data Replication to support DR 100 200 50 GB GB • Storage sizing – Plan for current GB and future requirements Flexible Volumes (2TB Provisioned) • Most important remove all single points of failure – Multiple RAID Groups paths to the storage should Aggregate Physical Storage be implemented in production. (1TB Total) Slide 6
  7. 7. STORAGE HARDWARE SELECTION• So many storage vendors out there - how do you choose?• Firstly leverage off your existing storage vendor• Analysis of two storage vendors solutions we have deployed in the pastNetApp FAS SANs HP Lefthand SANs• Supports FC and iSCSI out of the box • iSCSI based SAN only• RAID-DP disk protection • Unique feature - Network RAID• Thin Provisioning, Deduplication, Fast • Virtual SAN Appliance available Clone • Start small, grow seamlessly• Data Replication and Snapshots Slide 7
  8. 8. TIPS & TRICKS: HOST SETUP Full or Core Installation Installing Antivirus on the host – exclude Host selected files and foldersStorage connections Network connections • Fibre Channel – ensure multi-path enabled. • More NICs the better when • iSCSI – Windows does not support NIC configuring hosts – ensure bonding for iSCSI, hence use separate NICs correct binding order with multi-path enabled. • Enable new network features – Jumbo Frames, VMQ Biggest Tip for 2011: Install Windows 2008 R2 SP1 to get access to features like Dynamic Memory and Remote FX. Slide 8
  9. 9. TIPS & TRICKS: WORKLOADMIGRATION • Your environment is probably running many different types of OS OS Type Notes Windows NT Will run on Hyper-V – not supported by MS Windows 2000 – 1 vCPU only, Was officially supported until max 4 disks 13th July 2010 Windows 2003 / 2003 R2 – up to 2 vCPUs Windows 2008 / 2008 R2 – up R2 no need to install to 4 vCPUs integration components Linux Distributions – now up Official support for SUSE 10 + to 4 vCPUs and RHL 5.2 + • Check with software vendor on supportability • Check resource requirements for the workload – MAPS Tool • Migrate Test/Dev servers first • P2V or New – depends but Domain Controllers always new Slide 9
  10. 10. TIPS & TRICKS: COM AND USB PORTATTACHED DEVICES • Do you think that all workloads can be virtualised? • What about devices attached to the… MOXA NPort 6150 COM Port www.moxa.com USB Port SEH myUTN-80 SEH myUTN-50 www.seh.de SOLUTION: Make the devices IP enabled over the network. Slide 10
  11. 11. CUSTOMER SCENARIO: BASICVIRTUALISATION VM VM VM VM VM VM • Start with 2 hosts and connect them to shared storage • Install Windows 2008 R2 OS [Full Installation] • Enable the Hyper-V Role • Enable the Failover Clustering Feature and create a Hyper-V cluster • Migrate workloads – P2V or Build New VMs • Need min two for failover cluster Why start with 2 hosts? • Though need to reserve 50% of the RAM on each host What happened when we add • Adding another host enables more workloads to be hosted. another host? • 3 hosts the RAM needed to be reserved is 33% on each host Slide 11
  12. 12. CUSTOMER SCENARIO: WORKLOADMIGRATION • Customer had the following workloads to migrate 1. WinNT with SQL 6.5 DB 2. Windows 2000 Linux Red 2003 Windows 2008 • Customer had a numberServer has legacy server Debian ofHat domain server monitoring 5.4 Server2003running running and is application application server running6.5 WindowsWinNT withSMTP running a SQL x86 file some application servers • Windows 2000 Domain servers 2003 SP4 server software database 2008 R2 has new file 3. Windows 2003 Domain Controllers • Not officially supportedBranch Linux Red Hat officially by Debianfeatures such officially Windows 20035.4 is is officially server is not SP2 as • Microsoft 2003 SP213th with up Windows –on MicrosoftJuly before is officially supported by Hyper-V with Cache, Enhanced Backup andon Controllers supported by Microsoft with • 2010improvements iton Hyper- Hyper-V. supported DFS was to 4vCPUsHowever, P2V will Migration Method: should max 2 vCPUs 4. Windows 2003 • V with vCPUs and IDE exist maxworkvCPU, not 2 1 Integration Method: Mostlyis Migration components still run. because WinNT4new Build P2V • Migration and play OS. Build using plug Method: Domain attached online mode. 2008 R2, for Linux disks. Integration Windows not a an components exist VM running application Servers Controllers should never and Windowsrunning WinNT be • Migration Method:aMostly P2V new VM which has Build writer migrate 2003 couldVSS new for Linuxshares and sync data be 5. Windows 2008 File Server P2V process. P2V process for using anand migrate the a VM migrated, itmode. installed. made is always SQL 6.5 isoffline crash so data robocopy process. a build Newsupported Build new database. VM process. Also • FortunatelyMethod:as 2000 is a consistent a Windowsby any Linux not before migration. Migration simple changing Cutover is 6. Linux Red Hat 5.4 Server remember toand SCVMM Alternative uncheck Time • plugprocess.from GPOs. for VM and playP2V so Microsoft P2V available OS process login scripts from can toolsWizard Migration Sync withUse a commercial used. not the host.VM recognise supported by any Linux Method: new 7. Debian Server hardware toolsmigration from Microsoft paid available tool. Slide 12
  13. 13. CUSTOMER SCENARIO: VIRTUALISATIONON BLADE SERVERS + • Customer has purchased a number of blade servers and a single blade enclosure • Server specification is 4 sockets - 6 core, 128GB RAM, Local disk for OS and NetApp attached shared storage, 4 NICs. • Customer had configured 4 VMs with 30GB RAM each on each host • VMs and VHDs were stored on a single LUN from NetApp attached exclusively to one host. • Patching requirements reduced – power, network, fibre channel • Reconfigured NetApp storage to support a Hyper-V cluster • Reconfigured and reinstalled hosts and created single Hyper-V cluster • Features such as live migration and high availability enabled by cluster • New project requirements now raise the consolidation ratio to 10:1 • Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter edition and Server Management Suite – Datacenter purchased • SC Virtual Machine Manager and SC Operation Manager deployed Slide 13
  14. 14. CUSTOMER SCENARIO: MS EXCHANGEVIRTUALISED VM VM DAG • Virtualising Exchange – Supported on Hyper-V? Exchange 2003 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2010 • Check out Microsoft Support Policies • Exchange 2003/2007 - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794548(EXCHG.80).aspx • Exchange 2010 - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719.aspx • “Microsoft doesnt support combining Exchange high availability solutions (DAGs) with hypervisor-based clustering, high availability, or migration solutions …” • How to implement on Hyper-V? • Exchange standalone - OK to go on Hyper-V cluster • Exchange HA solution (DAG) – Need to go on standalone Hyper-V hosts Slide 14
  15. 15. ADD MANAGEMENT WITH SYSTEMCENTER Deploy in the following sequence: 1. SCVMM to manage the virtual infrastructure 2. SCOM to monitor and mange 3. SCCM to patch, configure and deploy 4. SCDPM to backup and recover 5. SCSM to deal with service management 6. Opalis for process automation
  16. 16. CUSTOMER SCENARIO: CITRIX INFRASTRUCTUREVIRTUALIZED AND MONITORED • Customer is deploying Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop • Created a highly available virtual infrastructure running on Hyper-V • Deployed System Center components – SCVMM + SCOM • Single management console to monitor and mange virtual infrastructure and also Citrix infrastructure. • Highly scalable solution together with comprehensive management. • Future requirements for SCDPM and SCCM Slide 16
  17. 17. ADD SELF SERVICE WITH SSP 2.0 Partner-extensible solution that enables VISION datacenters to pool, allocate, and manage resources to enable IT as a service. • Benefits • Allocates datacenter resources • Simplifies business unit on boarding • Helps to validate and provision infrastructure • Enables Self service provisioning • Allow partners to extend functionality • Using the SCVMMSSP2.0 Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 • Configuration • Onboarding / • Approval / • Self Service VM and Infrastructure Provisioning Provisioning Extensibility Request • How to Deploy to SCVMMSSP2.0? • Install as a VM, configure to existing SCVMM server and deploy SSP2.0 dashboard on a SharePoint server for reporting and chargeback views Slide 17
  18. 18. START YOUR JOURNEY TO THE PRIVATECLOUD Step 1: Analyse and assess current workloads to identify those to be virtualised Step 2: Design a HA virtual infrastructure to support current and future requirements Step 3: Build the HA virtual infrastructure Step 4: Migrate workloads or build new workloads Step 5: Add management with System Center Step 6: Add self service with Self Service Portal 2.0 Slide 18
  19. 19. WHERE DO I START? • Private Cloud is not for everyone… … it depends on where you are in terms of IT Maturity • Enter the Microsoft Infrastructure Optimisation Model Virtualise today – start Move between Ready for the Self with your Test/Dev private and public Service Portal servers, web servers cloud Slide 19
  20. 20. OUR SERVICE OFFERINGS • Server Virtualisation offerings • Server Virtualisation Pre-Assessments • Business Case and ROI/TCO Analysis • Analysis and Design of Private Cloud Architectures • Server Virtualisation Proof of Concepts • Server Virtualisation build and production rollouts • Existing Server Virtualisation health checks • Desktop Virtualisation • Everything that we can do for the server we can do for the desktop also • Application Virtualisation – Citrix XenApp/ App-V • Optimised Remote Branch Office printing solutions Slide 20
  21. 21. PROMOTIONS • Free Private Cloud Pre-assessment (for the first 5 customers who email before 8th April 2011) • Analysis of existing server infrastructure using MAPS Tool. • Business Case and TCO/ROI Analysis • High Level Virtualisation Infrastructure design including server hardware and storage recommendations. • Proposal for server virtualisation implementation and migration. • Consulting services worth over $5,000 SGD • Please quote MS Solution Day – PCPA01 • Desktop Virtualisation Proof of Concept (for the first 2 customers who email before 8th April 2011) • Setup of joint Citrix/Microsoft solution with a streamed Windows 7 OS golden image • POC server hardware provided by TechniCom • Up to 5 virtual desktops and max 5 applications to be supported by POC. • Please quote MS Solution Day – DVPOC01 • TechniCom IT Solutions - Contact • Daniel Mar - daniel.mar@technicom.com.sg Slide 21

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