Pepperweed  Consulting An IT Integration Company Deploying the Combined Virtual and  Physical Infrastructure Alex Ryals Ch...
Data Center of the Future
Data Center Challenges  Is the Data Center of the Future the Answer? <ul><li>Improve time to deployment and reduce wasted ...
Virtualization Adds Complexity Creates  10 more servers  for every one physical server
The  “dirty little secret” of virtualization <ul><li>Reduced server investments </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced power  </li></ul...
Scale IT service  Provision new Oracle server on VM Server SAs Servers Server Network Engineers Storage SAs Network Storag...
“ Today, there is a 6-week SLA for VM provisioning – it’s easy to provision a VM, the other element changes – storage, net...
HP Business Service Automation Service-centric, integrated automation suite ITSM Help Desk Change Requests BSM Monitoring,...
HP Server Automation Cut costs and risk by automating manual tasks Patching and provisioning  Application release manageme...
HP Server Automation Cut costs and risk by automating manual tasks Manage virtual sprawl Standardize <ul><li>Manage server...
HP Server Automation: delivering unparalleled increases in efficiency 99% 85% 99% 99% 20 minutes 2 weeks 2 days 5 incident...
HP Automation in Action <ul><li>Heterogeneous server and application management </li></ul><ul><li>Provisions virtual machi...
Integrated VM & storage provisioning OO workflow
Automatically track  available storage
Integrated with Service Manager change management workflow
Provision storage to server using Storage Essentials
Provision VM and assign storage to server using Server Automation
Provision OS on VM using Server Automation
One click VM, Storage, OS provisioning using HP BSA
<ul><li>OO flow prompts user to select the environment: QA, Staging, Production </li></ul><ul><li>OO flow prompts user for...
Customer Success: Improved provisioning <ul><li>Needed 350 Linux servers built in one week </li></ul><ul><li>Would have ne...
Customer Success:  Virtual server lifecycle automation Challenge Before HP With HP Provision and harden production VMs wit...
Customer success: Virtual server compliance Public Challenge Before HP With HP Check utilization of ESX virtual machines M...
Deploying the Combined Virtual & Physical Infrastructure 1 1 3 2 Reduced costs by automating routine provisioning and chan...
Pepperweed's Prescription  for Operating a virtual/physical infrastructure <ul><li>Each  “Evolution” powered solution is p...
Pepperweed is an IT Integration Company <ul><ul><li>HP Platinum Software partner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest provid...
<ul><li>Questions & Answers </li></ul>Next Webinar…. Reducing Risk of Change in Your Virtualized Infrastructure  November ...
Thank You For Your Participation Pepperweed Consulting 1603 Carmody Court Sewickley, PA 15143 E: info@pepperweed.com T: (8...
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Delivering complex business services in your organization demands a rigid approach to server deployment and management. Modern data centers often have distributed virtual and physical servers as well as management teams which make the challenge even more difficult. Increasing headcount in your group is typically not an acceptable answer so how do you manage the growing complexity? The answer lies in a complete physical and virtual server life cycle management solution which provides the automation of application deployments.

In Part IV of its five-part webinar series "Managing IT Operations in a Virtualized World", Pepperweed Consulting will discuss how a combination of HP Server Automation and HP Operations Orchestration can streamline the deployment of your operating systems, software and patches for both your physical and virtual infrastructure. We will also analyze how compliance and application release management play a key role in ensuring control over your server deployments.

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  • HP Server Automation is the industry leading solution for end to end server and application lifecycle management. It can help automate compliance management by enabling users to set and enforce corporate standards for configurations, deploy OS and software patches regularly and reduce risks by staying up to date with regulations It can also help server administrators better manage virtual machine sprawl. VMs have a tendency to proliferate in an environment. Server Automation enables administrators to manage the complete lifecycle with the same policies and processes that are used to manage physical servers. SA also enables admins to map the relationships and dependencies between physical and virtual servers. At the end of the day you want to manage your virtual machines with the same tools, processes and rigor as you manage your physical machines and we allow you to do that. SA also helps streamline the application release process. It enables application updates to be deployed consistently and according to best practices. It can be used coordinate the people processes and code across the QA, Staging, delelopment and production environments. This includes both different content and server baselines in this environment Server Automation can also be used to enable centralized IT management. It ’s architecture is uniquely suited for highly available large scale distributed environments. It provides uses with a way to share best practices and a consistent set of tools across heterogeneous systems and provides administrators with the same level of visibility and control across the complete environment
  • HP Server Automation is the industry leading solution for end to end server and application lifecycle management. It can help automate compliance management by enabling users to set and enforce corporate standards for configurations, deploy OS and software patches regularly and reduce risks by staying up to date with regulations It can also help server administrators better manage virtual machine sprawl. VMs have a tendency to proliferate in an environment. Server Automation enables administrators to manage the complete lifecycle with the same policies and processes that are used to manage physical servers. SA also enables admins to map the relationships and dependencies between physical and virtual servers. At the end of the day you want to manage your virtual machines with the same tools, processes and rigor as you manage your physical machines and we allow you to do that. SA also helps streamline the application release process. It enables application updates to be deployed consistently and according to best practices. It can be used coordinate the people processes and code across the QA, Staging, delelopment and production environments. This includes both different content and server baselines in this environment Server Automation can also be used to enable centralized IT management. It ’s architecture is uniquely suited for highly available large scale distributed environments. It provides uses with a way to share best practices and a consistent set of tools across heterogeneous systems and provides administrators with the same level of visibility and control across the complete environment
  • All of these companies turned to our Server Automation product to solve their challenges and the results were remarkable With server automation, the major retailer was able to reduce the amount of time it took to implement changes on 2600 servers from 2 weeks to 20 minutes resulting in a 99% improvement in efficiency The managed service provider was able to reduce the amount of time it took to provision and configure 600 windows servers from 3-4 months to 2 weeks A key customer was able to reduce the amount of for their compliance management from 32 weeks to 2 days Another key managed services provider was able to reduce the amount of severity 1 level incidents from 80+ per week to 1 per week. All of these customers were able to reap huge gains in efficiency through the power of automation.
  • There are a lot of rules once you get into production about checking utilization rates and best configurations for the virtual machines. Our customer really had no good way of tracking this information. Before HP it was quite manual they way they logged into the vendor point tools to ident utilization rates. Now with HP they just do it as part of the audits that run every night or they do it during the day at peak hours. So now they can be more proactive about identifying things that are out of compliance with their corporate standards.
  • Webinar: Deploying the Combined Virtual and Physical Infrastructure

    1. 1. Pepperweed Consulting An IT Integration Company Deploying the Combined Virtual and Physical Infrastructure Alex Ryals Chief Technology Officer Pepperweed Consulting October 19, 2010
    2. 2. Data Center of the Future
    3. 3. Data Center Challenges Is the Data Center of the Future the Answer? <ul><li>Improve time to deployment and reduce wasted capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>Adhere to Service Level Agreement metrics such as response time, maintenance windows, and application availability. </li></ul><ul><li>Address power and cooling challenges as well as substantial facilities costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce capital and operational costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the impact of data growth on storage investment for traditional and emerging data types. </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify the deployment of storage for business applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve business continuity and availability for critical applications. </li></ul>Can Virtualization Help?
    4. 4. Virtualization Adds Complexity Creates 10 more servers for every one physical server
    5. 5. The “dirty little secret” of virtualization <ul><li>Reduced server investments </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced power </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce floor space </li></ul>Capital expenditures Management challenges (OpEx) <ul><li>Increased storage management ( 90% of VM ’s SAN connected * ) </li></ul><ul><li>30-50% storage underutilization ** </li></ul><ul><li>26% VM Sprawl *** </li></ul><ul><li>6 mins to provision server, 6+ days to provision server, storage, network **** </li></ul><ul><li>40% of services non-compliant ***** </li></ul>* Vmware; ** Many storage analyts; *** HP study; **** HP customer; ***** HP study
    6. 6. Scale IT service Provision new Oracle server on VM Server SAs Servers Server Network Engineers Storage SAs Network Storage Automation across all IT Service infrastructures Coordination across 4+ systems, Service Desk, CMDB, CAB tools Create VM Provision, patch OS Configure VM filesystem Deploy App Configure App Create storage volume Configure SAN Assign storage to hypervisor Configure virtual switch Assign VM to VLAN Put App in LB cluster
    7. 7. “ Today, there is a 6-week SLA for VM provisioning – it’s easy to provision a VM, the other element changes – storage, network etc still take the same ole’ effort” Cameron Haight, Gartner
    8. 8. HP Business Service Automation Service-centric, integrated automation suite ITSM Help Desk Change Requests BSM Monitoring, Events, & Alerts HP Live Network Release Control CMDB Operations Orchestration <ul><li>Discover servers, software network devices, & storage </li></ul><ul><li>Interdependencies </li></ul><ul><li>Configurations </li></ul>Client Automation <ul><li>Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Remediation </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>All applications & components </li></ul>Server Automation <ul><li>Server, network, storage </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Configurations </li></ul><ul><li>Patching </li></ul><ul><li>Software distribution </li></ul>Network Automation Storage Automation
    9. 9. HP Server Automation Cut costs and risk by automating manual tasks Patching and provisioning Application release management Compliance management <ul><li>Establish and enforce compliance policies and “gold” standard configurations </li></ul><ul><li>Identify risks and remediate in seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Receive ongoing information about risks via HP Essentials Network </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize relationships and dependencies between applications and servers, network and storage </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate manual handoffs and establish and enforce policies of who can do what at each step of the process </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a baseline </li></ul><ul><li>Identify patch levels and create patch policies </li></ul><ul><li>Bare metal provisioning of thousands of servers in minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Provision physical or virtual servers from a single pane of glass </li></ul>
    10. 10. HP Server Automation Cut costs and risk by automating manual tasks Manage virtual sprawl Standardize <ul><li>Manage servers consistently regardless of geographic location </li></ul><ul><li>Establish and enforce consistent configuration policies </li></ul><ul><li>Establish and enforce access policies: who can do what to which server or group of servers </li></ul><ul><li>Identify relationships and dependencies between physical and virtual servers </li></ul><ul><li>Discover, create and control virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Manage physical and virtual servers consistently </li></ul>
    11. 11. HP Server Automation: delivering unparalleled increases in efficiency 99% 85% 99% 99% 20 minutes 2 weeks 2 days 5 incident per week Task Before HP server automation Customer Implement software change on 2600 servers Provision & configure 600 Windows servers Automate compliance of 800 servers 2 weeks 3-4 months 32 weeks Automatic health-check of servers 80+ sev1 incidents/week After HP server automation
    12. 12. HP Automation in Action <ul><li>Heterogeneous server and application management </li></ul><ul><li>Provisions virtual machine and application </li></ul>Server Automation <ul><li>Run Book (process) automation solution </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates virtual server, storage provisioning process </li></ul><ul><li>Can be extended to service desk, change management solution </li></ul>Operations Orchestration <ul><li>Heterogeneous storage resource management </li></ul><ul><li>Provisions and reports on Vmware storage resources </li></ul>Storage Essentials Integrated to HP Service Manager for change management
    13. 13. Integrated VM & storage provisioning OO workflow
    14. 14. Automatically track available storage
    15. 15. Integrated with Service Manager change management workflow
    16. 16. Provision storage to server using Storage Essentials
    17. 17. Provision VM and assign storage to server using Server Automation
    18. 18. Provision OS on VM using Server Automation
    19. 19. One click VM, Storage, OS provisioning using HP BSA
    20. 20. <ul><li>OO flow prompts user to select the environment: QA, Staging, Production </li></ul><ul><li>OO flow prompts user for a list of target servers </li></ul><ul><li>Based on environment OO retrieves the following from SA </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applications to be deployed to the target server(s) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance policies to be applied to the target server(s) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>OO copies the application to the target server(s) </li></ul><ul><li>OO applies the SA compliance policies to the target server(s) – in parallel </li></ul>Application Deployment Automation For faster more successful deployments
    21. 21. Customer Success: Improved provisioning <ul><li>Needed 350 Linux servers built in one week </li></ul><ul><li>Would have needed 3 weeks to do the job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Four severs per day per person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Throw bodies at it until there are no more bodies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assembly line approach </li></ul></ul>Before automation <ul><li>Two people working for two days to provision 350 Linux servers </li></ul><ul><li>Servers are fully compliant with corporate standards </li></ul>With HP Server Automation Leading travel company
    22. 22. Customer Success: Virtual server lifecycle automation Challenge Before HP With HP Provision and harden production VMs with security best practices 2.5 hours < 5 min
    23. 23. Customer success: Virtual server compliance Public Challenge Before HP With HP Check utilization of ESX virtual machines Manual Automated
    24. 24. Deploying the Combined Virtual & Physical Infrastructure 1 1 3 2 Reduced costs by automating routine provisioning and change management tasks Reduced errors through uniform processes and policies for management of physical as well as virtual infrastructure Enable realization of the benefits of virtualization through improved asset utilization, efficiency and availability
    25. 25. Pepperweed's Prescription for Operating a virtual/physical infrastructure <ul><li>Each “Evolution” powered solution is packaged to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get you up and running fast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prebuilt integrations and configurations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proven delivery steps and process </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower project risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bring together all of the pieces into a single integrated architecture </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize implementation & upgrade cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Milestone driven implementation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drive faster organizational adoption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated best practices and business processes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed training </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Why is Discovery so important? DDMa DDMi Virtualization SPI Server Automation uCMDB Operations Manager Insight Orchestration SiteScope Service Mgr Release Ctrl HP Hardware Non-HP Hardware OMi Network Automation
    26. 26. Pepperweed is an IT Integration Company <ul><ul><li>HP Platinum Software partner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest provider of HP Software Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 years of experience in over 2500+ implementations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ITIL Foundation certified HP technical consultants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>120 HP BTO software implementation/support certifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover the complete range of IT disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ITAM, ITSM, ESM, PPM, BSM, BSA </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>HP BTO SW </li></ul><ul><li>VMware </li></ul><ul><li>xMatters (AlarmPoint) </li></ul><ul><li>KnowledgeBroker </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Elephant </li></ul><ul><li>Integrien </li></ul>Partner Technology <ul><li>Evolution IP </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery Kits </li></ul><ul><li>Custom Scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Integrations </li></ul><ul><li>Custom configurations </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul>Enrichment <ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>HP Level 1 & 2 Product Support </li></ul><ul><li>Expert Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Service Paks </li></ul>People Pepperweed BTO Evolution Solutions
    27. 27. <ul><li>Questions & Answers </li></ul>Next Webinar…. Reducing Risk of Change in Your Virtualized Infrastructure November 16, 2010 at 1pm EDT Check www.pepperweed.com for details.
    28. 28. Thank You For Your Participation Pepperweed Consulting 1603 Carmody Court Sewickley, PA 15143 E: info@pepperweed.com T: (888) 229-0145 F: (412) 291-3014 www.pepperweed.com http://twitter.com/PepperweedLLC

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