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An overview of the IBM Storwize V7000 disk system for Server virtualization environments.

An overview of the IBM Storwize V7000 disk system for Server virtualization environments.

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  • 1. Making the RightStorage Choice foryour Virtualized ServerEnvironment Tony Pearson IBM Master Inventor and Senior Managing Consultant 0
  • 2. AbstractMaking the Right Storage Choice for your VirtualizedServer EnvironmentLearn about the IBM Storwize V7000 disk system and how itcan provide better storage performance, utilization andproductivity in a virtualized server environment such asVMware or Microsoft Hyper-V. Integrating storage efficiencytechniques, including thin provisioning and automated datatiering, can provide dramatic benefits to your business. 1
  • 3. Agenda Multi-platform support enhances flexibility Performance optimization can help identify and resolve bottlenecks Built-in advanced functionality reduces costs High Availability and Disaster Recovery features reduce application downtime 2
  • 4. Are you running two or more Hypervisors?• In a recent survey, 44 percent of respondents indicated they were running two or more Hypervisors* IBM is a Global Partner supporting Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) based on Linux KVM IBM is a VMware Global Alliance Partner and the leading reseller of VMware solutions IBM supports open source Xen, including Citrix XenServer and OracleVM IBM is a Gold Certified IBM has been doing server Partner and supports virtualization for the past 40 years Hyper-V virtualization and supports PowerVM and zLPAR * Source: http://www.thehotaisle.com/2009/10/01/cloud-soup 3
  • 5. IBM Storwize V7000 disk system • Multi-Platform support for different hypervisors • External Storage across a shared network to enable Live Mobility of VM guests – Fibre Channel Protocl (FCP) – iSCSI for Gigabit Ethernet • Enterprise-class performance and built- in functions for storage efficiency and data protection • Non-Disruptive migration and upgrades for high availability 4
  • 6. Start Small and Grow Easily Scale Up Drive sizes can be intermixed Easily add up to 9 expansion in an enclosureDrive choices enclosures 12- and 24-bay expansion enclosures• 2.5-inch (SFF) Expand to hundreds of TB can be intermixed in a system – 300GB SSD Grow Big – 300GB 10K RPM – 450GB 10K RPM – 600GB 10K RPM• 3.5-inch (LFF) – 2TB 7200 RPM 20 U Start small One 12- or 24-bay control enclosure 2U 5
  • 7. Agenda Multi-platform support enhances flexibility Performance optimization can help identify and resolve bottlenecks Built-in advanced functionality reduces costs High Availability and Disaster Recovery features reduce application downtime 6
  • 8. Innovative and Elegant Architecture • Volumes are a logical representation – Portions of each volume can reside on SSD or HDD, internal or external – Stripe across many disks to optimize performance – Migrate volumes from one storage tier to another • Easy Tier™ provides External automated tiering Virtualization – Busy portions moved to SSDSSD – Less active moved to HDD HDD +Internal Storage – Can use internal and external SSD and HDD External Storage 7
  • 9. Easy Tier Application Transaction Improvement Application Transactions No change to the database 240% from or application Original No work to brokerage identify active transaction indexes No manual movement of files or volumes Just turn it on Easy Tier Easy Tier and let it Learning Movement work! 8 8
  • 10. Easy Tier Application Response Time Improvement No change to the database Transaction or application 40% from Average No work to Original Response identify active brokerage Time indexes transaction No manual movement of files or volumes Just turn it on Easy Tier Easy Tier and let it Learning Movement work! 12 hours (Elapsed Time) 9 9
  • 11. Agenda Multi-platform support enhances flexibility Performance optimization can help identify and resolve bottlenecks Built-in advanced functionality reduces costs High Availability and Disaster Recovery features reduce application downtime 10
  • 12. Built-In Advanced Functions With IBM Storwize V7000, many functions are included at no additional charge that you would pay for otherwise – Thin provisioning - storage is not allocated until data is written for higher disk utilization – Local replication - full copy or thin provisioned replicas (snapshots) of volumes offloads server resources from hypervisor hosts – Easy Tier™ - automated tiering between SSD and HDD storage – Non-disruptive data migration within and between internal and external storage 11
  • 13. All Storwize V7000 Storage is Virtualized • Storwize V7000 virtualizes internal storage – Volumes allocated across RAID ranksSSD Internal Storage HDD • Storwize V7000 also virtualizes external Fibre Channel storage +External Virtualization – Inherit rich Storwize V7000 functionality • Extends life of existing storage assets • Protect investment in existing capacity – Migrate data to internal or keep external • Improve availability by practically eliminating storage-related causes of downtime External Storage 12
  • 14. Agenda Multi-platform support enhances flexibility Performance optimization can help identify and resolve bottlenecks Built-in advanced functionality reduces costs High Availability and Disaster Recovery features reduce application downtime 13
  • 15. Volume Mirroring• IBM Storwize V7000 can store two copies of a volume on separate storage pools – Storwize V7000 writes to both copies in sync• If disk supporting one copy fails, Storwize V7000 provides continuous data access by using other copy – Copies are automatically resynchronized after repair• A local high availability function to protect critical data against system failure• Either copy can be split off to be used as production copy• Copies may be thin-provisioned, enabling thick-to-thin conversions 14
  • 16. Extended Distance Mirroring Metro Mirror (synchronous) Global Mirror (asynchronous) • Up to 300km between sites • Up to 8000km distance • Host waits until data stored at • Host does not wait, reduces both locations impact to application • Designed to maintain identical • Designed to maintain consistent secondary copy secondary copy Provides support for VMware Site Recovery Manager, PowerHA, and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication (TPC-R) 15
  • 17. Summary and Next Steps• Make the right storage choice for your server virtualization environment!• Consider the IBM Storwize V7000 – Supports multiple hypervisor platforms – Improves performance, identifies and resolves bottlenecks – Built-in advanced functions reduces costs – High availability features reduce application downtime• Technical white papers are available! – Deploying IBM Storwize V7000 in VMware Environments – Highly Available Virtual Machines with IBM Storwize V7000 and Microsoft Hyper-V Available online: ibm.com/support/techdocs 16
  • 18. IBM Storwize V7000 The Right Storage Choicefor your Server Virtualization Environment 17
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  • 20. IBM Storwize V7000 – ISV Solutions Technical White Papers Available online: ibm.com/support/techdocs• VMware – Deploying IBM Storwize V7000 in VMware Environments – Implementing Disaster Recovery Solutions with IBM Storwize V7000 and VMware Site Recovery Manager• Oracle – Deploying Oracle 11G RAC Release 2 with IBM Storwize V7000 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux – Practice Guide: Backup and Restore of Native Oracle Database Solutions Using IBM Tivoli Flashcopy Manager Version 1.0• Microsoft – IBM Storwize V7000 with IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager: Backup Solution for Exchange 2010 – IBM Storwize V7000 Exchange Server 2010 NetBackup 7.0 VSS Solution – IBM Storwize V7000 SQL Server NetBackup 7.0 VSS Solution – Highly Available Virtual Machines with IBM Storwize V7000 and Microsoft Hyper-V – Exchange 2010 High Availability and Disaster Recovery with IBM Storwize V7000• Symantec – Using Symantec NetBackup and the IBM Storwize V7000 FlashCopy function / Concepts and best practices for backup and restore solution on Linux• SAP – Quick-start Guide to FlashCopy Manager for SAP with IBM Storwize V7000, IBM SAN Volume Controller or IBM DS8000 Storage System 19
  • 21. IBM Tucson Executive Briefing Center Contact Us For more information, visit: http://ibm-vbc.centers.ihost.com/briefingcenter/tucson To book a briefing, please contact your IBM Representative, IBM Business Partner, or Briefing Center Coordinator, Lee Olguin at +1 (520) 799-5460. 20
  • 22. Tony Pearson 9000 S. Rita Road About the Speaker Senior IT Storage Bldg 9070 Mail 9070 Tucson, AZ 85744 Consultant Mr. Tony Pearson IBM System Storage™ IBM Master Inventor and Senior IT Storage ConsultantTony Pearson is a Senior Managing consultant for the IBM System Storage™ product line.Tony Pearson joined IBM Corporation in 1986 in Tucson, Arizona, USA, and has lived there ever since. Over the past years, Tony has worked indevelopment, marketing and customer care positions for various storage hardware and software products.In his current role, Tony presents briefings on storage topics covering the entire System Storage product line, as well as various Tivoli storagesoftware products. He interacts with clients, speaks at conferences and events, and leads workshops to help clients with strategic planning for IBM’sintegrated set of storage management software, hardware, and virtualization products.Tony writes the “Inside System Storage” blog, which is read by hundreds of clients, IBM sales reps and IBM Business Partners every week. This blogwas rated one of the top 10 blogs of 2006 for the IT storage industry by “Networking World” magazine. The blog was published in a series of books“Inside System Storage: Volume I” and “Volume II” available from Lulu publishing.Tony has a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the Universityof Arizona. Tony is an IBM Master Inventor and holds 19 IBM patents for inventions on storage hardware and software products. 21
  • 23. Storage Resources AvailableTony’s blog “Inside System Storage”: • www.tinyurl.com/az990tonyFollow Tony on Twitter: @az990tonyTony’s book series “Inside System Storage”Volume I and Volume II are available inpaperback and hardcover formats: • www.lulu.com 22
  • 24. TrademarksThe following are trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Not all common law marks used by IBM are listed on this page. Failure of a mark to appear does not mean that IBM does not use the mark nor does it mean that the product is not actively marketed or is not significant within its relevant market. Those trademarks followed by ® are registered trademarks of IBM in the United States; all others are trademarks or common law marks of IBM in the United States. For a complete list of IBM Trademarks, see www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml: IBM Systems, IBM System z9®, IBM System z10™, IBM System Storage® , IBM System Storage DS®, IBM BladeCenter®, IBM TotalStorage®, IBM System z®, IBM System z10®, IBM System p®, IBM System i®, IBM System x®, IBM IntelliStation®, IBM Power Architecture®, IBM SureONE®, IBM Power Systems™, POWER®, POWER6®, POWER7®, Power ®, IBM z/OS®, IBM z/OS.e, IBM AIX®, IBM i, IBM z/VSE™, IBM z/TPF, IBM z/VM ®, IBM i5/OS®, IBM AIX 5L™, IBM 4690 Operating System, IBM zEnterprise™The following are trademarks or registered trademarks of other companies. Adobe, the Adobe logo, PostScript, and the PostScript logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States, and/or other countries. Cell Broadband Engine is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both and is used under license therefrom. Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both. Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, and the Windows logo are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Intel, Intel logo, Intel Inside, Intel Inside logo, Intel Centrino, Intel Centrino logo, Celeron, Intel Xeon, Intel SpeedStep, Itanium, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. ITIL is a registered trademark, and a registered community trademark of the Office of Government Commerce, and is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. IT Infrastructure Library is a registered trademark of the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency, which is now part of the Office of Government Commerce.* All other products may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.Notes:Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate (ITR) ratio based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user willexperience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the users job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed.Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here.IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts, or new and serviceable used parts. Regardless, our warranty terms apply.All customer examples cited or described in this presentation are presented as illustrations of the manner in which some customers have used IBM products and the results they may have achieved. Actualenvironmental costs and performance characteristics will vary depending on individual customer configurations and conditions.This publication was produced in the United States. IBM may not offer the products, services or features discussed in this document in other countries, and the information may be subject to change withoutnotice. Consult your local IBM business contact for information on the product or services available in your area.All statements regarding IBMs future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only.Information about non-IBM products is obtained from the manufacturers of those products or their published announcements. IBM has not tested those products and cannot confirm the performance,compatibility, or any other claims related to non-IBM products. Questions on the capabilities of non-IBM products should be addressed to the suppliers of those products.Prices subject to change without notice. Contact your IBM representative or Business Partner for the most current pricing in your geography. 23