vSphere 4.1 - What’s New
Tom	
  Mackay	
  –	
  Staff	
  Systems	
  Engineer	
  
July 20, 2010




                         ...
Are You Ready for vSphere 4.1?




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Agenda
      Market Overview
      Introducing vSphere 4.1
     •  Messaging, Scale, and ESXi
     •  Key New Features
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Virtualized x86 Server Growth & Penetration



                                          New x86 Worldwide Server Shipment...
Market Overview - The Rise of a New Era in IT




                                              Cloud
                    ...
Cloud Computing Characteristics


         Cloud Computing is an approach to computing that leverages the efficient poolin...
VMware Cloud Infrastructure & Services
SaaS




                                                               Zimbra     ...
Agenda
      Market Overview
      Introducing vSphere 4.1
     •  Messaging, Scale, and ESXi
     •  Key New Features
 ...
VMware vSphere 4.0 - A New Baseline for VMware

                               vCenter Server

                           ...
VMware vSphere 4.1: What’s New?

                           vCenter Server (64-bit)

                          •  HA Diagn...
vSphere 4.1 Delivers “Cloud Scale”




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Enhanced Scalability Defined



                             vSphere 4   vSphere 4.1   Ratio
     VMs per host            ...
ESXi with vSphere 4.1

             ESXi - Establishing the Gold Standard in Hypervisors

4.1 Enhancements for ESXi

  Ne...
Agenda
       Market Overview
       Introducing vSphere 4.1
      •  Messaging, Scale, and ESXi
      •  Key New Featur...
vSphere 4.1 – Storage I/O Control

            Description                                           Benefits
     Set sto...
vSphere 4.1 – Storage Performance Reporting

            Description                                  Benefits
     Delive...
vSphere 4.1 – Network I/O Control

             Description                                          Benefits
     Set net...
vSphere 4.1 – Memory Compression

           Description                                            Benefits
     A new hi...
vSphere 4.1 – DRS Host Affinity

              Description                                               Benefits
     Set...
vSphere 4.1 – Additional New Features


        Feature Name                Description                     Benefit

     ...
Agenda
       Market Overview
       Introducing vSphere 4.1
      •  Messaging, Scale, and ESXi
      •  Key New Featur...
vSphere 4.1 – vMotion Performance and Scale Enhancements

            Description                                         ...
vSphere 4.1 – HA Enhancements

           Description                                     Benefits
     •  Healthcheck sta...
vSphere 4.1 – Additional New Enhancements


 Enhancement Area                     Description                             ...
vSphere 4.1 – Additional New Enhancements

     Enhancement
                               Description                    ...
Questions?




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  1. 1. vSphere 4.1 - What’s New Tom  Mackay  –  Staff  Systems  Engineer   July 20, 2010 © 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved
  2. 2. Are You Ready for vSphere 4.1? 2
  3. 3. Agenda   Market Overview   Introducing vSphere 4.1 •  Messaging, Scale, and ESXi •  Key New Features •  Key New Enhancements   Q and A 3
  4. 4. Virtualized x86 Server Growth & Penetration New x86 Worldwide Server Shipments 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 x86 server shipments: all 6,461,840 6,958,570 7,530,788 7,743,746 6,116,132 6,519,995 7,034,014 7,579,685 8,138,988 x86 server shipments: virtualized 263,003 526,433 885,800 1,121,289 1,025,042 1,219,496 1,397,952 1,569,624 1,739,287 Penetration Rate 4% 8% 12% 14% 17% 19% 20% 21% 21% Source: IDC Server Virtualization Forecast, Nov-09 Momentum still Growing! 4
  5. 5. Market Overview - The Rise of a New Era in IT Cloud Web PC / Client-Server Mainframe Cloud Computing will transform the delivery of IT services 5
  6. 6. Cloud Computing Characteristics Cloud Computing is an approach to computing that leverages the efficient pooling of on-demand, self-managed virtual infrastructure, consumed as a service. Efficiency thru Utilization Agility with Control Freedom of Choice and Automation Pooling Self-Service Open & Interoperable From machines to on-demand, Easy access with policy- Application mobility between highly elastic resource pools based provisioning and clouds, based on open deployment standards Zero-touch Infrastructure Policy-driven automation of Control Leverage Existing provisioning, deployment and Application-aware Investments management infrastructure with built-in Benefits of cloud computing to availability, scalability, security existing applications and and performance guarantees datacenters = Key vSphere Characteristic 6
  7. 7. VMware Cloud Infrastructure & Services SaaS Zimbra File/ Core IT Services via Virtual Appliances Print Directory PaaS SpringSource: Programming Model for the Cloud vCloud Service Director: Common Service Model for Infrastructure Clouds VMware vCenter : Policy-based Management & Automation vCloud Partners IaaS Proprietary Clouds VMware View : Enterprise VMware vSphere: Desktop Computing Platform for Cloud via Cloud Infrastructure VMware Virtualized Private Cloud Public Cloud Public Cloud 7
  8. 8. Agenda   Market Overview   Introducing vSphere 4.1 •  Messaging, Scale, and ESXi •  Key New Features •  Key New Enhancements   Q and A 8
  9. 9. VMware vSphere 4.0 - A New Baseline for VMware vCenter Server •  Firewall •  Clustering •  Antivirus Dynamic Resource •  Data Protection •  Intrusion Prevention Sizing •  Fault Tolerance •  Intrusion Detection Application Services Availability Security Scalability VMware vSphere 4 vCompute vStorage vNetwork Infrastructure Services •  Hardware Assist •  Storage Management •  Enhanced Live Network & Replication Migration Management Compatibility •  Storage Virtual Appliances 9
  10. 10. VMware vSphere 4.1: What’s New? vCenter Server (64-bit) •  HA Diagnostics •  More VMs And Healthcheck •  AD Integration (host) (per cluster, DC) •  vMotion Speed •  vShield Zones •  More Hosts and Scale (per VC, DC) Application Services Availability Security Scalability VMware vSphere 4.1 vCompute vStorage vNetwork Infrastructure Services •  Memory Compression •  Storage I/O Control •  Storage Performance •  Network I/O Control •  DRS Host Affinity Reporting 10
  11. 11. vSphere 4.1 Delivers “Cloud Scale” 11
  12. 12. Enhanced Scalability Defined vSphere 4 vSphere 4.1 Ratio VMs per host 320 320 1x Hosts per cluster 32 32 1x VMs per cluster 1,280 3,000 >2x Hosts per VC 300 1,000 >3x Registered VMs per VC 4,500 15,000 >3x Powered-On VMs per VC 3,000 10,000 >3x Concurrent VI Clients 30 120 4x Hosts per DC 100 500 5x VMs per DC 2,500 5,000 2x Linked Mode 10,000 30,000 3x 12 12
  13. 13. ESXi with vSphere 4.1 ESXi - Establishing the Gold Standard in Hypervisors 4.1 Enhancements for ESXi   New Deployment Options What Does This All Mean for You?   Centralized updating of 3rd party   Vmware recommends that all code with Update Manager vSphere 4.1 deployments use the ESXi hypervisor   Improved Local Authentication including Built-in Active   vSphere 4.1 is the last release with Directory Service the ESX hypervisor (sometimes known as “ESX classic”)   Easier CLI options for Troubleshooting   See ESX to ESXi Upgrade Center for more details   Better Control over Local Activity 13
  14. 14. Agenda   Market Overview   Introducing vSphere 4.1 •  Messaging, Scale, and ESXi •  Key New Features •  Key New Enhancements   Q and A 14
  15. 15. vSphere 4.1 – Storage I/O Control Description Benefits Set storage quality of •  Prioritized use of storage (similar to how compute is service priorities per prioritized with vSphere) virtual machine •  Improved application performance •  Business priorities now define low and high priority Beta Feedback storage resource access “I really feel that the Storage I/O Control is a must have for our •  Create the “high speed” or HOV lane for VMs environment and we should move forward without delay.” All VMs created Make Your Mission equal Critical VMs VIPs Proof Point Guarantee service levels for access to storage resources 15
  16. 16. vSphere 4.1 – Storage Performance Reporting Description Benefits Delivery of key storage •  Granular storage reporting for improved tuning and performance statistics troubleshooting of performance in vCenter •  Independent of storage architectures and protocols Beta Feedback “In the monitoring area, the enhanced storage statistics are very useful” Proof Point Real-Time and Historical Trending for Storage 16
  17. 17. vSphere 4.1 – Network I/O Control Description Benefits Set network quality of •  Prioritized use of network, especially in 10 GbE environments (similar to how compute is prioritized service priorities per with vSphere) flow type (iSCSI, NFS, •  Improved application performance etc.) •  Business priorities now define low and high priority network resource access as needed Beta Feedback •  Create the “high speed” or HOV lane for VMs “The new Network I/O control feature is very interesting for iSCSI FT vMotion NFS consolidating network links with 10GbE.” TCP/IP Proof Point vSwitch Guarantee service levels 10 GigE for access to network resources 17
  18. 18. vSphere 4.1 – Memory Compression Description Benefits A new hierarchy for •  Optimized use of memory (freeing up space as VMware’s memory needed) overcommit technology •  Safeguard for using memory overcommit feature (a VMware key with confidence differentiator) •  Reclaim Performance Beta Feedback “Great for memory over-subscription.” Physical Memory (Physical Host) Proof Point 1,000x faster than swap-in! Virtual Memory (Virtual Machine) 18
  19. 19. vSphere 4.1 – DRS Host Affinity Description Benefits Set granular policies •  Tune environment according to availability, that define only certain performance, and/or licensing requirements virtual machine •  A cloud enabler(multi-tenancy) movements Beta Feedback APP APP APP APP APP “Awesome, we can separate VMs OS OS OS OS OS between data centers or blade “A” “B” “A” “A” “B” enclosures with DRS host affinity rules” Proof Point Mandatory “Server A” “Server A” “Server B” “Server B” Compliance Enforcement for 4-host DRS/HA cluster Virtual Machines VMs A  Servers A Only VMs B  Servers B Only 19
  20. 20. vSphere 4.1 – Additional New Features Feature Name Description Benefit Connect over the network • Management efficiencies via the serial port • Lower costs for multi-host concentrator to the serial management port console on any • Enables 3rd party Virtual Serial Port server. VMware will thus concentrator integration if Concentrator (VSPC) enable two different ways required to provide this level of management with this feature. New protocol interfaces • vSphere platform between VMware and integration storage arrays. These • Eliminate redundancy vStorage API for Array APIs mean leverage of • Enhance Performance Integration (VAAI) array-based functionality • Storage vMotion for the first time. • Provisioning VMs • Thin Provisioning • VMFS 20
  21. 21. Agenda   Market Overview   Introducing vSphere 4.1 •  Messaging, Scale, and ESXi •  Key New Features •  Key New Enhancements   Q and A 21
  22. 22. vSphere 4.1 – vMotion Performance and Scale Enhancements Description Benefits Adding “Cloud Scale” to •  Performance and Scalability online virtual machine •  More Live Migrations in Parallel (up to 8 per host migration (a VMware key pair) differentiator) •  Elapsed time reduced by 5x on 10GbE tests Beta Feedback “This release product has some nice benefits in particular increased vMotion capabilities.” Proof Point 5x faster with the 4.1 platform release 22
  23. 23. vSphere 4.1 – HA Enhancements Description Benefits •  Healthcheck status •  Event or alarms when configuration rules are broken •  Operational window •  No click status (cluster status available at all times) •  Optimized interaction with DRS •  Move VMs to the best host available Beta Feedback “Major improvements in HA!” Proof Point Adding Another “9” to Availability 23
  24. 24. vSphere 4.1 – Additional New Enhancements Enhancement Area Description Benefit • DRS Interoperability for VMware HA and • Optimized VM placement in FT or HA Scenario Fault Tolerance (FT) Fault Tolerance (FT) • Core VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) • Versioning-control to run on FT-compatible hosts at Enhancements different but compatible patch levels. • Enhanced Network Logging Performance • Improved throughput and reduced CPU usage • Cisco N1K support • Enhanced Configurations Choices • PCI device ordering (support for selecting NICs) • Compliance Host Profiles • iSCSI support • Admin password (setting root password) • Expanded deployment • PSA configuration Seamless user authentication at the ESX Easily assign privileges to users or groups plus roll out Active Directory or ESXi host (rather than vCenter Server) permission rules across hosts Integration (host) for centralized user management. Support for more operating systems, More choice for end users devices, applications, and service providers than any other virtualization Expanded HCL platform (including new support for 3rd party serial port concentrators, enhanced management, and the latest x86 processors on the market). 24
  25. 25. vSphere 4.1 – Additional New Enhancements Enhancement Description Benefit Area • Easier software upgrade • Ease of use • Weighted Fair Queuing (s/w scheduler) • Cisco’s version of Network I/O Control Nexus 1000V • See virtual switch scale #’s below • Increased Scalability • Scale Port Profiles > 512 • IPv6 – NIST Compliance • Compliance with Host profiles for government agencies • Performance and Scale Network • Enable up to 350 hosts to attach to the virtual switch (up from 64) • iSCSI offload • Performance Storage • 8GB HBA 25
  26. 26. Questions? © 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved
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