So what is Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter? Simply put it is a consolidation of traditional tools and tasks associated with deploying, managing and updating servers in a virtual environment. Dell’s solution is one of a kind in the industry in that we can natively deploy, from bare metal, a server with ESX. Additionally it can consolidate alerts and offer remediation suggestions, update the firmware and BIOS from vCenter and timed to minimize risk, and give you visibility to service and warranty history of the servers.Proactive Systems Management support available in 1.0.1Auto-support case (Phone Home)Automatic diagnosticsProactive dispatchingWarranty tracking & expiration notifications
VIS Creator enforces secure multi-tenancy in a shared infrastructure via policies that limit who can perform which operations on what resources. Business Groups: Organizes resources, policies, processes, and management-access controls for each group or service tier.Authorized Users: Identifies users authorized to utilize the resources of a Business Group and specifies the rights of each.Service Blueprints: Provides a catalogue of available IT services and contains plans and specifications for building, managing, reclaiming, decommissioning, and archiving each machine. Resource Reservations: Reserves dedicated compute resources for a Business Group from shared physical infrastructure.
Transcript of "A Practical Approach to Virtual Infrastructure - VMworld 2011"
A Practical Approach to Virtual Infrastructure: Managing and Securing Your Hybrid Data Center<br />Eric Kuzmack & Ganesh Padmanabhan<br />Dell Enterprise Solutions Group<br />
Dell – VMware Integration Strategy<br />3<br />Drive integration to VMware vCenter for VMware Administrators<br />HW Lifecycle management, converged infrastructure management, network policy management<br />Enable Virtualization acceleration<br />Pre-sized virtual infrastructure with integrated management<br />Complement VMware tools for complete data center management<br />Physical and virtual management, multi-vendor enablement, private cloud management<br />Securely enable hybrid clouds – integration with VMware vCloud APIs<br />Hybrid cloud – workload migration and provisioning<br />
Native vCenter Integration for all things Dell<br />4<br />
Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter<br />Native VMware vCenter plug-in that streamlines tools and task associated management and deployment of Dell servers in your virtual environment<br />Monitoring/Alerting<br /><ul><li>Deep level detail for inventory, monitoring and alerting all available inside vCenter
Dell recommended vCenter actions based on Dell hardware alerts</li></ul>Deployment/Provisioning<br /><ul><li>Zero-Touch server configuration and hypervisor deployment without PXE, leveraging Dell Lifecycle Controller </li></ul>Firmware Updates<br /><ul><li>Ability to deploy BIOS and firmware updates from vCenter</li></ul>Lifecycle Management<br /><ul><li>Phone Home
Online access and renewal of hardware warranty.</li></ul>5<br />
Demo (Dell Management Plugin for vCenter)<br />
Two Paths to Virtual Infrastructure…<br />Users say, “I just want to run my workloads”<br />1<br />2<br />Or you can buy it <br />pre-built and ready to run<br />You can build the infrastructure<br />too much work…<br />for too little return.<br />
13<br />Confidential<br />Virtualization to the cloud with Dell/VMware<br />9/8/2011<br />Public<br />vStart<br />Resource Provider/Abstraction<br />vCloud API<br />A<br />B<br />C<br />
14<br />Confidential<br />Hybrid Cloud Provisioning & Management<br />9/8/2011<br />Dell VIS Admin – Private Cloud Administrator wants to burst to his ITaaS service provider who’s running VMware vCloud Director:<br /><ul><li>Single platform to manage virtual, physical and public cloud resources
Approvals, controls, business logic and multi-tenant policies can be applied to vCD resources – just like inside the Private Cloud
Users request the vApp/service residing in the public vCD instance through the role based service catalog
Users use the VIS Creator portal to manage/connect to the vCD service/vApp</li></li></ul><li>Policy Management for On-Demand IT<br />USERS<br />Shared Infrastructure<br />Requisition<br />Authentication & Role-BasedAuthorization<br />Virtual<br />AuthorizedUsers<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />Provision<br />ServiceBlueprints<br />ResourceReservations<br />Physical<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />Tier 1<br />Business<br />Groups<br />C<br />C<br />C<br />C<br />C<br />Manage<br />Public<br />Retire<br />Cost Profile<br />Cost Profile<br />