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Dell Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM) A single management point for physical and virtual resources that accelerates provisioning of heterogeneous hardware – providing a highly dynamic & flexible environment Move workloads between various makes and models of servers (P2P) Deploy servers from pallet to production in minutes Dynamic server provisioning P2P workload mobility Dynamically allocate servers, network connectivity and storage Automatically and intelligently redeploy workloads Shared infrastructure Automatic failover Unify control in today’s heterogeneous data centers Retarget between physical servers and virtual machines (P2V, V2P) P2V workload mobility 2 Dell Confidential 2 Multi-vendor support
How does AIM complement existing SW solutions in a customer environments? Provides a single tool for managing workloads in a diverse environment of server and virtualization vendors AIM exists at a layer above the hypervisor, so existing processes and features within the VMMs continue to work while AIM manages the entire infrastructure Automatic network configuration of virtual networking infrastructure to provision vSwitches, Port Groups, and NICs on-demand Provides plug-ins to manage AIM from within both vendors’ VMMs** so administrators don’t have to learn a new console Allows customers to choose best hypervisor for a given workload and gain efficiency of a mixed hypervisor environment without vendor lock in
Other Management SW and Consoles AIM Console Dell AIM - Ecosystem VIS Portfolio AIM Operating Systems Interface Cards Switches Server/Blades Storage Hypervisor EQL Compellent
AIM Resource Manager a Dell AIM plug-in for VMware Natively deploy, from bare metal, a server with ESX. VMware ESX Network Automation Use of vSphere client interface to perform common tasks in a AIM managed environment Monitor and manage your entire AIM infrastructure, including workloads on physical servers and virtual machines Create, expand and shrink VMware Clusters with AIM’s rapid and dynamic provisioning of physical resources Provide simple and cost effective failover recovery for ESX hosts using AIM’s automated server failover Move workloads between bare-metal servers and virtual machines with AIM, without requiring a conversion of the workload OS images Enhance resource utilization, availability, and workload mobility in a VMware environment using AIM
AIM – Streamlines Network Configuration Never have to re-cable! Creates & configures networks and network connections Intelligently identifies the kind of connectivity an AIM workload requires, regardless of the machine type – p or v Enhanced control of network Configures VLAN connectivity for VMware switches on a port-by-port basis Configures NIC parameters: consistent network identity as a workload moves between servers 6
Unlocking Innovation in the Virtual Era Dell World 2011 Austin, TX – October 12-14 Explore strategies for thriving in the Virtual Era at Dell’s premier, hands-on event. Register at www.dellworld.com VivekKundra Chief Information Officer of the United States (2009-2011) Michael Dell Chairman and CEO, Dell Steve Ballmer CEO, Microsoft Marc Benioff Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com Paul Maritz President and CEO, VMware Paul Otellini President and CEO, Intel