A big “Howdy” from SolarWinds®<br />	based in Austin, Texas<br />Josh Stephens - Head Geek, Monster Blogger, and Constant ...
Housekeeping<br /><ul><li>Can you hear me now?
If not, use the GoToWebinarQ&A panel to contact the moderator
How do you win the free stuff?
How do you ask questions?
Will this thing be recorded?</li></li></ul><li>Agenda<br /><ul><li>Storage in today’s networks
How storage performance affects everything
Challenges of managing storage
Key storage metrics
Trivia questions
Today’s virtual infrastructure
Virtualization monitoring must have’s
SolarWindsDemonstration
Summary and Q&A</li></li></ul><li>Storage in Today’s Networks<br /><ul><li>What exactly is a “server” nowadays?
Storage is now a key part of your infrastructure
Different types of storage
Built-in
Locally attached arrays
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For more information on Storage Manager visit, http://www.solarwinds.com/storage-manager.aspx

In today’s dynamic data centers there is no shortage of challenges for IT managers. Storage area networks and data center management are becoming more important as data storage requirements increase. Physical servers need constant attention to ensure availability of, hardware components must be watched for signs of failure, virtual servers need to be tracked, and new servers are needed for various reasons each day it seems.

Join SolarWinds Head Geek, Josh Stephens, and Storage Product Manager, Brian Radovich, for a sneak peek of SolarWinds new Storage Management technologies including Storage and Virtual Profiler. You’ll learn how to ensure business continuity, increase operational efficiency, and reduce storage-related costs. And, they will show you how to:

• Reclaim unused, abandoned, and over-allocated storage
• Optimize performance across storage, applications, and servers
• Perform comprehensive file analysis (host, path, owner, size, age) to show how space is being used
• Trend and forecast needs with historical data for capacity planning
• Manage virtualized servers, control VM sprawl, and increase VM density without impacting performance

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Managing Storage and Virtualized Infrastructures

  1. 1.
  2. 2. A big “Howdy” from SolarWinds®<br /> based in Austin, Texas<br />Josh Stephens - Head Geek, Monster Blogger, and Constant Tweeter<br />Brian Radovich – Senior Product Manager<br />Today’s Topic: Managing Storage and Virtualized Infrastructures<br />Who is SolarWinds?<br />What we do…<br />Who are our customers?<br />The SolarWinds community…<br />Introduction<br />
  3. 3. Housekeeping<br /><ul><li>Can you hear me now?
  4. 4. If not, use the GoToWebinarQ&A panel to contact the moderator
  5. 5. How do you win the free stuff?
  6. 6. How do you ask questions?
  7. 7. Will this thing be recorded?</li></li></ul><li>Agenda<br /><ul><li>Storage in today’s networks
  8. 8. How storage performance affects everything
  9. 9. Challenges of managing storage
  10. 10. Key storage metrics
  11. 11. Trivia questions
  12. 12. Today’s virtual infrastructure
  13. 13. Virtualization monitoring must have’s
  14. 14. SolarWindsDemonstration
  15. 15. Summary and Q&A</li></li></ul><li>Storage in Today’s Networks<br /><ul><li>What exactly is a “server” nowadays?
  16. 16. Storage is now a key part of your infrastructure
  17. 17. Different types of storage
  18. 18. Built-in
  19. 19. Locally attached arrays
  20. 20. SANs</li></li></ul><li>How Storage Performance Affects Everything<br /><ul><li>Today’s applications rely heavily on network storage
  21. 21. Virtual server technologies rely almost completely on network storage
  22. 22. Storage is a shared resource just like bandwidth, contention can be an issue</li></li></ul><li>Challenges of Managing Storage<br /><ul><li>Most companies don’t only use one type of storage
  23. 23. Most companies don’t only buy storage from one vendor
  24. 24. There are no well deployed standards for storage management
  25. 25. Many storage devices requires the use of SMISs</li></li></ul><li>SCP Question #1<br />The first 5 correct answers get a free SolarWinds t-shirt<br />Which host statistic typically predicts the need for additional virtualization hosts? <br />A. CPU utilization <br />B. interface utilization <br />C. CPU temperature <br />D. power consumption <br />
  26. 26. SCP Question #1<br />The first 5 correct answers get a free SolarWinds t-shirt<br />Which host statistic typically predicts the need for additional virtualization hosts? <br />A. CPU utilization <br />B. interface utilization <br />C. CPU temperature <br />D. power consumption <br />
  27. 27. Key Storage Metrics<br /><ul><li>Capacity, Usage and Forecasting
  28. 28. Performance Ranking and Trending
  29. 29. Identifying unused storage
  30. 30. End-to-End Mapping</li></li></ul><li>Best in Class Storage Management Systems<br /><ul><li>Support all types of storage
  31. 31. Support storage devices from several vendors
  32. 32. Provide monitoring via SNMP, SMIS, and APIs
  33. 33. Provide detailed reporting for trending and capacity planning</li></li></ul><li>Virtualization’s Impact on Network Mgmt<br /><ul><li>Virtualization technology is being deployed at a very fast rate
  34. 34. Mobility of virtual servers causes unique network management challenges
  35. 35. Virtualization reaches beyond servers into network infrastructure, security devices, and storage</li></li></ul><li>Today’s Virtual Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Virtual servers are everywhere
  36. 36. Virtual switches connect them
  37. 37. Virtual storage supplies them
  38. 38. Are there virtual teams supporting them?</li></li></ul><li>Gaining visibility into virtual resources<br /><ul><li>Server and application monitoring systems should include native discovery and monitoring of virtual resources
  39. 39. Consider replacing built-in virtual appliances with best in class – i.e. Cisco Nexus 1000v
  40. 40. Document, document, document</li></li></ul><li>Effectively Managing Virtual Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Views at all levels (VC, DC, cluster, ESX, VM)
  41. 41. Capacity Usage Summary
  42. 42. Identifying Over and Under utilized capacity
  43. 43. End-to-End Mapping</li></li></ul><li>SCP Question #2<br />The first 5 correct answers get a free SolarWinds t-shirt<br />Which three factors should a network engineer consider when determining data storage sizing requirements for a network management system (NMS) like Orion NPM? (Choose three.) <br />A. data retention requirements <br />B. data granularity requirements <br />C. data integrity requirements <br />D. data collection requirements <br />E. data transport requirements<br />
  44. 44. SCP Question #2<br />The first 5 correct answers get a free SolarWinds t-shirt<br />Which three factors should a network engineer consider when determining data storage sizing requirements for a network management system (NMS) like Orion NPM? (Choose three.) <br />A. data retention requirements <br />B. data granularity requirements <br />C. data integrity requirements <br />D. data collection requirements <br />E. data transport requirements<br />
  45. 45. - Slide 18 -<br />SolarWinds Orion Demonstration<br />
  46. 46. Summary and Q&A<br />Thank you for attending!<br />To learn more or to download free 30-day trials of<br />SolarWinds products visit: www.SolarWinds.com<br />Contact information<br />Josh Stephens, Head Geek<br />headgeek@solarwinds.com<br />twitter: sw_headgeek<br />Blog: http://geekblog.solarwinds.com/default.aspx<br />p.s. Remember to renew your maintenance!!!<br />

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