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VMworld 2013: vSphere Web Client - Technical Walkthrough

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VMworld 2013

Ameet Jani, VMware
Justin King, VMware

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  • 1. vSphere Web Client - Technical Walkthrough Ameet Jani, VMware Justin King, VMware VSVC5436 #VSVC5436
  • 2. 22 Agenda  A New Client, Where the Desktop Client Fell Short?  The New Face of vSphere Administration  Multi Tiered Architecture  Workflows  vSphere Web Client Plugins  Software Development Kit (SDK)  Summary
  • 3. 33 End of Life for the vSphere Client The vSphere 5.x release of vSphere will be the final release of the Desktop client
  • 4. 44 Where the Desktop Client Fell Short  Single Platform Support (Windows)  Scalability Limits  White Screen of Death  Inconsistent look and feel across VMware solutions  Workflow Lock  Upgrades
  • 5. 55 Enhanced – vSphere Web Client  The NEW virtual infrastructure client • Primary client for vSphere administrators starting in vSphere 5.1 • Matched functionality to legacy VI Client • Additional vCenter 5.1 functionality, only available thru the vSphere Web Client  Browser based • Internet Explorer / FireFox / Chrome fully supported on Linux and Windows • Others (Safari etc) are possible • But without VM console access Welcome to the new vSphere Administration
  • 6. 66 Multi-tiered Architecture Allowing Scale Out The vSphere Web Client runs within a browser vCenter in either single or Linked mode operation vCenter Fx Application Server that provides a scalable back end Flex Client Back End The Inventory Service obtains optimized data live from the core vCenter Server process Inventory Service
  • 7. 77 Web Client Performance 32 CPU VC 1k host 10k VMs Client # of Sessions VC CPU Used VI Client 100 50% Web Client 300 25% CPU Usage 50% CPU Usage 25%
  • 8. 88 vSphere Web Client – Availability  A single instance of vSphere Web Client can be seen as single point of failure • If vSphere Web Client is down – everyone is down! • Limited functionality via legacy Virtual Infrastructure Client  Make vSphere Web Client Highly Available • Run as separate virtual machine with vSphere HA enabled • Deploy multiple instances • Cold standby for manual recovery (power on) • Warm standby for manual recovery (reconfigure IP) • Place multiple instances behind a network failover load balancer • vCenter Server Heartbeat also protects vSphere Web Client (Windows)
  • 9. 99 vSphere Web Client – Installation  Installer located on ISO image  Install on vCenter Server or separate server (recommended) • Offloads resources improving performance • Provides granular availability options  vCenter Simple Install • Does not include vSphere Web Client • Added with vCenter v5.1.0B  vSphere Web Client included with vCenter Server Appliance
  • 10. 1010 vSphere Web Client Walk Thru Workflows
  • 11. 1111 Home Screen
  • 12. 1212 Navigation – Inventory Lists
  • 13. 1313 Stickiness
  • 14. 1414 Right Click Actions
  • 15. 1515 Pause
  • 16. 1616 Searching
  • 17. 1717 Tagging
  • 18. 1818 Agenda  A New Client, Where the Virtual Infrastructure Client Fell Short?  The New Face of VMware Administration  Multi Tiered Architecture  Live Demo  vSphere Web Client Plugins  Software Development Kit  Summary
  • 19. 1919 vSphere Web Client – Plugin’s  Plugins are now server based • Need to be recreated / updated in FLEX • HTML Plugins (temporary work around for one release cycle)
  • 20. 2020 VMware vSphere Web Client Plugins vcOps Infrastructure Nav Orchistrator Data Protection Others: • vFabric Elastic Memory for Java • vSphere Replication • vSphere Data Protector
  • 21. 2121 Partner Web Client Plug-Ins Available with 5.5
  • 22. 2222 New VMware Plug-in – Log Browser  Proven framework to provide rich troubleshooting tools  vSphere Web Client plugin  Takes snapshot of specified host / vCenter logs  Provides rich user interface to review log data • Search • Filter by name / event / keyword • Compare multiple logs • Highlight key words  Simplifies Troubleshooting
  • 23. 2323 Extensibility Is Nice, But What Does It Mean?  Ultimate goal: seamless integration! • VMware solutions • 3rd Party solutions  Define a model and allow everyone to get in • The Summary–Manage–Monitor–Relationship paradigm • Data coming from multiple sources (not only through VC / IS) • Enrich object behavior • Add new actions, status data, settings • Add your own objects  Integrated actions and data model • Workflows from different products are easily accessible from anywhere • E.g. you can go to VCO actions right from within the VC screens, etc.
  • 24. 2424 Public SDK Allowing Integration and Extensibility  vSphere Web Client SDK allows you to: • Add functionality with consistent user-interface • Minimize coding by using the platform and tools provided • Package and deploy plugins more easily  The Public SDK available now
  • 25. 2525 vSphere Web Client – The Solution  Single Platform Support (Windows) • vSphere Web Client is Platform Agnostic  Scalability Limits • Built to handle thousands of objects  White Screen of Death • Performance  Inconsistent look and feel across VMware solutions • Extensibility  Workflow Lock • Pause current task and continue later right where you left off • Browser Behavior  Upgrades • Upgrade a Single serverside component
  • 26. 2626 Dealing with the Change  Takes just a couple of hours to get used with the changed models • Try navigating via inventory lists • Setup tags and save frequent search criteria • Use you browser and platform of choice  Join our community  Follow our blog posts blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/vcenter-server/ www.vmware.com/support/pubs/ communities.vmware.com @vCenterGuy
  • 27. 2727 Q&A
  • 28. 2828 Other VMware Activities Related to This Session  HOL: HOL-SDC-1310 vSOM 101
  • 29. THANK YOU
  • 30. vSphere Web Client - Technical Walkthrough Ameet Jani, VMware Justin King, VMware VSVC5436 #VSVC5436