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    Mythbusting goes virtual   What's new in vSphere 5.1 Mythbusting goes virtual What's new in vSphere 5.1 Presentation Transcript

    • Mythbusting Goes VirtualWhat’s new in vSphere 5.1 By Eric Sloof
    • HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/VMWORLDTV JEREMY VAN DOORN AND ERIC SLOOFEric SloofVMware Certified InstructorNTPRO.NLTwitter: @esloof
    • Agenda/Myths1) vMotion is only possible with shared storage.2) You have to run Windows to manage vSphere.3) You need Site Recovery Manager to protect your virtual machines from a complete site loss.4) Due to VMFS, the maximum number of host in a cluster with linked clones is 8.5) It’s not possible to backup or restore a Distributed vSwitch configuration.
    • Myth 1vMotion is only possible with shared storage
    • New Enhanced vMotion• Combine vMotion and Storage vMotion.• Migrate between hosts/clusters without shared storage.
    • New Enhanced vMotion• Enhanced vMotion allows you to combine a vMotion and Storage vMotion into a single operation.• Effectively enabling a “shared nothing” vMotion.
    • New Enhanced vMotion• Use cases can be found in large datacenters and SMB markets; Cross host and datastore vMotion allows VM migration between clusters in a large datacenters, which may not have a common set of datastores between them.
    • Myth Busted• Two Enhanced vMotion + 6 vMotions at the same time or two Enhanced vMotions + Zero svMotions at the same time.• DRS or sDRS don’t use Enhanced vMotion technology.• Leverage the advantages of vMotion (zero-downtime migration) without the need for shared storage configurations.
    • Myth 2You need Windows to manage vSphere
    • The VMware vSphere Web Client• In vSphere 5.1, the VMware vSphere Web Client is the new primary point for vSphere management.• It has several advantages over the previous Microsoft Windows–based VMware vSphere Client.
    • The VMware vSphere Web ClientObject Navigator Tabs Inventory Objects Create custom actions Sidebar Extension Portlets Add right-click extensions
    • The VMware vSphere Web Client• In the Web Client, vSphere introduces a new feature called “Work in Progress,” with which the user can pause a current task to work on another task in the UI and then later resume the original task at the point it was interrupted.
    • Myth Busted• All new vSphere 5.1 features are only available from the Web Client.• With the improvements added to VMware vSphere 5.1, the VMware vCenter Server architecture, VMware vCenter Single Sign-On, VMware vCenter Inventory Service and the VMware vSphere Web Client, VMware has released a formidable collection of tools for the administrator of a virtualized environment.
    • MYTH 3You need SRM to protect your virtual machines from a complete site loss
    • vSphere Replication• vSphere Replication is now a feature of the vSphere platform.• It copies a virtual machine to another location, within or between clusters, and makes that copy available for restoration through the VMware vCenter Server Web Client.
    • vSphere Replication• vSphere Replication is inherently a lightweight replication protocol.• By replicating only changed blocks on an on-going basis network bandwidth can be saved and commit times for data are minimized.
    • How to configure vSphere Replication? • vSphere Replication is a feature of the vSphere platform. • It copies a virtual machine to another location, within or between clusters, and makes that copy available for restoration through the VMware vCenter Server Web Client.
    • Configure the recovery point objective• Part of this process is to select a recovery point objective (RPO), which provides information to vSphere Replication regarding an age limit for the copy of the virtual machine.• It then attempts to replicate data to meet the RPO at all times.• Ensuring that the virtual machine data is never older than the defined policy for each virtual machine configured for replication.
    • Recovering a Virtual Machine • Recovery of a virtual machine might be necessary for a number of reasons, ranging from testing, impending outages or even recovery from a disaster. • vSphere Replication is designed to give administrators the ability to manually recover an individual machine with a small number of clicks in the vSphere Web Client.
    • Myth Busted• vSphere Replication enables efficient array-agnostic replication of virtual machine data over the LAN or WAN.• vSphere Replication simplifies management enabling replication at the virtual machine level and enables RPOs as low as 15 minutes.• Make vSphere Replication a part of your vSphere 5.1 deployment and improve your virtual machine availability without introducing risk.
    • Myth 4Due to VMFS the maximum number of host in a cluster is 8
    • VMware vSphere VMFS-5 file-sharing enhancements• Prior to vSphere 5.1, the maximum number of hosts that could share a read-only file on a Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) was 8.• This is a limiting factor for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments using View.• Because the maximum number of hosts in a cluster that could share the same desktop base disk image file was also 8.• It is also a limiting factor for deployments of vCloud Director, which uses linked clones for the fast provisioning of VMware vCloud Director vApps.
    • VMware vSphere VMFS-5 file-sharing enhancements• In vSphere 5.1, the maximum number of hosts that can share a read-only file on a VMFS is increased to 32.• This means that linked clones deployed from a base image now can be hosted on any one of the 32 hosts sharing the datastore.• This provides significant scalability for both View and vCloud Director. This feature applies only to hosts running vSphere 5.1 and higher on VMFS-5.
    • Myth Busted• With vSphere 5.1 you’re able to Increase the file share limit on VMFS-5 from 8 to 32, making VMFS as scalable a storage solution as NFS.
    • Myth 5It’s not possible to backup or restore a distributed vSwitch configuration.
    • DvSwitch Configuration Backup and Restore• Helps take snapshots of working VDS configuration for deployments, rollback, and sharing purpose.• Take snapshot of VDS and dvPortgroups configuration
    • DvSwitch Configuration Backup and RestoreThe Following operations are supported:• Backup VDS/dvPortgroup configuration on disk (Export).• Restore VDS/dvPortgroup from a backup (Restore).• Create new entity from backup (Import).• Revert to the previous dvPortgroup configuration after changes are made.
    • Backup a VDS configuration
    • Restore a Port group Configuration
    • Restore a Port group Configuration
    • vSphere Distributed Switch• Administrators can now save the VDS configurations and use it to restore the exact same VDS setup after any vCenter Server DB failure Scenario• Network admins can also build a revision control system over VDS configuration by saving configurations after each change and use this to restore to any older configuration• Saved VDS configuration can be used as template to create similar other VDS in any other deployment.
    • Myth Busted• vSphere Distributed Switch – Enhancements such as Network Health Check, Configuration Backup and Restore, Roll Back and Recovery, and Link Aggregation Control Protocol support and deliver more enterprise-class networking functionality and a more robust foundation for cloud computing.
    • Free self-paced training - vSphere Whats New [V5.1]
    • HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/VMWORLDTV JEREMY VAN DOORN AND ERIC SLOOFEric SloofVMware Certified InstructorNTPRO.NLTwitter: @esloof