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  • 1. IBM i and BladeCenter 2Q 2009 Update Vess Natchev and Kyle Wurgler vess@us.ibm.com, wurgler@us.ibm.com, IBM Systems Lab Services and Training 8 Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. All Rights Reserved. This publication may refer to products that are not currently available in your country. IBM makes no commitment to make available any products referred to herein.
  • 2. Agenda • Where to start with IBM i on blade • Hardware overview: – Power blade servers technical overview – New expansion adapters – BladeCenter S components and I/O connections – BladeCenter H components and I/O connections – Switch module portfolio – Expansion adapter portfolio for IBM i – Feature codes and ordering • Virtualization overview – VIOS-based virtualization overview – I/O options for BladeCenter H and BladeCenter S – Configuring storage for IBM i on blade – Configuring storage with the SAS RAID Controller Module – Virtual tape – Multiple Virtual SCSI adapters – Active Memory Sharing on blade 2 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 3. IBM i on Blade: Where Do I Start? • New versions by May 22 at: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/ibmi.html 3 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 4. IBM BladeCenter JS23 Express • 2 sockets, 4 POWER6 cores @ 4.2 GHz • Enhanced 65-nm lithography • 32 MB L3 cache per socket • 4 MB L2 cache per core • 8 VLP DIMM slots, up to 64 GB memory • FSP-1 service processor • 2 x 1Gb embedded Ethernet ports (HEA) • 2 PCIe connectors (CIOv and CFFh) • 1 x onboard SAS controller • Up to 1 SSD or SAS onboard disk • EnergyScale™ power management • PowerVM Hypervisor virtualization 4 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 5. IBM BladeCenter JS23 Express 5 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 6. IBM BladeCenter JS43 Express • 4 sockets, 8 POWER6 cores @ 4.2 GHz • Enhanced 65-nm lithography • 32 MB L3 cache per socket • 4 MB L2 cache per core • 16 VLP DIMM slots, up to 128 GB memory • FSP-1 service processor + • • 4 x 1Gb embedded Ethernet ports (HEA) 4 PCIe connectors (CIOv and CFFh) • 1 x onboard SAS controller • Up to 2 SSD or SAS onboard disks • EnergyScale™ power management • PowerVM Hypervisor virtualization 6 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 7. IBM BladeCenter JS43 Express SMP Unit Only 7 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 8. CFFv and CFFh I/O Expansion Adapters Combination Form Factor (CFF) allows for 2 different expansion adapters on the same HSSM1 blade HSSM3 CFFv (Combo Form Factor – Vertical) Connects to PCI-X bus to provide access to switch CFFX CFFv SM3 modules in bays 3 & 4 SerDes SM4 Vertical switch form factor PCI-X Supported for IBM i: SAS (#8250) CFFh (Combo Form Factor – Horizontal) HSSM2 HSSM4 Connects to PCIe bus to provide access to the switch CFFE CFFh modules in bays 7 – 10 Horizontal switch form factor, unless MSIM used PCI-Express Supported for IBM i: Fibre Channel and Ethernet (#8252) Note: See IBM i on Power Blade Supported Environments for hardware supported by IBM i: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/ibmi.html 8 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 9. CIOv and CFFh I/O Expansion Adapters Combination I/O Form Factor – Vertical (CIOv) is available only on JS23 and JS43 CFFv adapters not supported on JS23 and JS43 CIOv Connects to new PCIe bus to provide access to switch modules in bays 3 & 4 Vertical switch form factor Supported for IBM i: SAS passthrough (#8246), Fibre Channel (#8240, #8241, #8242) Can provide redundant FC adapters with CFFh CFFh Connects to PCIe bus to provide access to the switch modules in bays 7 – 10 Horizontal switch form factor, unless MSIM used Supported for IBM i: Fibre Channel and Ethernet (#8252) Note: See IBM i on Power Blade Supported Environments for hardware supported by IBM i: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/ibmi.html 9 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 10. Meet the BladeCenter S – Front View Service label cards slot enable quick and easy reference to BladeCenter S SAS and SATA disks can be mixed SAS disks recommended for IBM i production RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1 supported with RAID SAS Switch Module (RSSM) 7U Separate RAID arrays for IBM i recommended Shared USB ports Supports up to 6 BladeServers and CD-RW / DVD- ROM Combo Battery Backup Units for use only with RAID SAS Switch Module 10 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 11. Meet the BladeCenter S – Rear View Hot-swap Power Supplies 3 & 4 are Hot-swap Power Supplies 1 & optional, Auto-sensing b/w 950W / 2 are standard, Auto-sensing 1450W b/w 950W / 1450W Power supplies 3 and 4 required if using > 1 blade 7U Top: AMM standard Four Blower Bottom: Serial Pass-thru Module optional modules standard Top(SW1) & Bottom(SW2) left: Ethernet Top(SW3) & Bottom(SW4) right: SAS Both CIOv (#8246) and CFFv (#8250) adapters supported 11 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 12. BladeCenter S Midplane - Blade to I/O Bay Mapping AMM Bay Blade “A” I/O Bay 1 #1 Ethernet Bay “B” Blade #2 Blade #3 Blade #4 Blade #5 I/O Bay 3 Blade #6 ENet Switch Fibre SAS Switch Bay SAS “A” “B” RAID Battery Bay PCI-X (CFFv) or PCIe (CIOv) D.C. Blade D.C. Blade #1 Blade Daughter Card D.C. Blade #2 eNet, Fibre, SAS, SAS RAID D.C. Blade #3 I/O Bay 4 #4 D.C. Blade ENet Switch #5 D.C. Blade Fibre #6 SAS SAS Switch Bay “A” RAID Battery Bay “B” C.C. Blade I/O Bay 2 PCI-E (CFFh) C.C. Blade #1 Blade Daughter Card C.C. Blade #2 Option Bay C.C. Blade #3 C.C. Blade #4 C.C. Blade #5 #6 BC-S Mid-Plane 12 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 13. BladeCenter H - front view Power Module 3 Power Filler Module 1 and Fan pack Front System HS20 Panel Blade # 1 9U CD DVD- drive Blade Filler Front USB Power Power Module 2 Module 4 Filler and Fan pack 13 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 14. IBM BladeCenter H - Rear View • Multi-Switch Interconnect Module • Ethernet switch (left side bay 9) I/O module bay 7 and 8 • Fibre Channel switch (right side bay 10) Power Power Connector 2 Connector 1 Ethernet I/O Module SAS or switch I/O Module bay 1 bay 3 Fibre I/O Module bay 5 Advanced Channel Management module Blower Module 1 Module 1 and 2 Advanced Ethernet Management switch I/O Module bay 2 Module 2 slot I/O Module bay 6 I/O Module bay 4 Rear LED panel and Serial connector Left Shuttle Right Shuttle release lever release lever I/O module bay 9 and 10 • Multi-Switch Interconnect Module • Ethernet switch (left side bay 9) • Fibre Channel switch (right side bay 10) 14 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 15. BCH: CFFv and CFFh I/O Connections Blade #N Switch #1 On-Board Dual Gbit Ethernet Ethernet On-Board Dual Gbit Ethernet M I Switch #2 POWER SAS CFFv Ethernet Expansion Card D Blade Server #1 P L Switch #3 QLogic CFFh A Expansion Card N Switch #4 E QLogic CFFh Expansion Card: Switch #7 • Provides 2 x 4Gb Fibre Channel connections to SAN • 2 Fibre Channel ports externalized via Switch 8 & 10 • Provides 2 x 1 Gb Ethernet ports for additional Switch #8 networking • 2 Ethernet ports externalized via Switch 7 & 9 Switch #9 SAS CFFv Expansion Card: • Provides 2 SAS ports for connection to SAS tape drive Switch #10 • 2 SAS ports externalized via Switch 3 & 4 15 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 16. BCH: CIOv and CFFh I/O Connections Blade #N Switch #1 On-Board Dual Gbit Ethernet Ethernet On-Board Dual Gbit Ethernet M I Switch #2 POWER CIOv Expansion Ethernet Card D Blade Server #1 P L Switch #3 QLogic CFFh A Expansion Card N Switch #4 CIOv Expansion Card: E Switch #7 • 2 x 8Gb or 2 x 4Gb Fibre Channel • OR, 2 x 3Gb SAS passthrough • Uses 4Gb or 8Gb FC vertical switches in bays 3 & 4 Switch #8 • OR, 3Gb SAS vertical switches in bays 3 & 4 • Redundant FC storage connection option for IBM i CFFh Expansion Card: Switch #9 • 2 x 4Gb and 2 x 1Gb Ethernet Switch #10 16 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 17. BladeCenter Ethernet I/O Modules Nortel Layer 2/3 Gb Cisco Systems Nortel L2-7 GbE Switch Nortel L2/3 10GbE Ethernet Switch Intelligent Gb Ethernet Module Uplink Switch Module Modules Switch Module Copper Pass-Through Nortel 10Gb Ethernet Intelligent Copper Module Switch Module Pass-Through Module Note: See IBM i on Power Blade Supported Environments for hardware supported by IBM i: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/ibmi.html 17 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 18. BladeCenter Fibre Channel I/O Modules Cisco 4Gb 10 and 20 Brocade 4Gb 10 and QLogic 8Gb 20 port QLogic 4Gb 10 and 20 port Fibre Channel 20 port Fibre Channel Fibre Channel Switch port Fibre Channel Switch Modules Switch Modules Module Switch Module Brocade Intelligent 8Gb Brocade Intelligent 4Gb Pass-Thru Fibre Channel Pass-Thru Fibre Channel Switch Module Switch Module Note: See IBM i on Power Blade Supported Environments for hardware supported by IBM i: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/ibmi.html 18 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 19. BladeCenter SAS I/O Modules BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Module (FC #3734) • Supported only in BladeCenter S • RAID support for SAS drives in chassis • Supports TS2240 attachment • No support for attaching DS3200 • 2 are always required BladeCenter SAS Controller Module (FC #3267) • Supported in BladeCenter S and BladeCenter H • No RAID support • Supports TS2240 attachment • Supports DS3200 attachment • 1 is required, 2 recommended Note: See IBM i on Power Blade Supported Environments for hardware supported by IBM i: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/ibmi.html 19 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 20. SAS RAID Controller Switch Module • RAID controller support provides additional protection options for BladeCenter S storage • SAS RAID Controller Switch Module – High-performance, fully duplex, 3Gbps speeds – Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, & 10 – Supports 2 disk storage modules with up to 12 SAS drives – Supports external SAS tape drive – Supports existing #8250 CFFv SAS adapter on blade – Supports new #8246 CIOv SAS passthrough adapter – 1GB of battery-backed write cache between the 2 modules – Two SAS RAID Controller Switch Modules (#3734) required • Supports Power and x86 Blades – Recommend separate RAID sets • For each IBM i partition • For IBM i and Windows storage – Requirements • Firmware update for SAS RAID Controller Switch Modules • VIOS 2.1.1, eFW 3.4.2 Note: Does not support connection to DS3200 IBM i is not pre-installed with RSSM configurations 20 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 21. Multi-switch Interconnect Module for BCH • Installed in high-speed bays 7 & 8 and/or 9 & 10 • Allows a “vertical” switch to be MSIM installed and use the “horizontal” high- speed fabric (bays 7 – 10) • High-speed fabric is used by CFFh expansion adapters • Fibre Channel switch module must be installed in right I/O module bay (switch bay 8 or 10) • If additional Ethernet networking required additional Ethernet switch module can be installed in left I/O module bay (switch bay 7 or 9) 21 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 22. I/O Expansion Adapters for IBM i #8252 QLogic Ethernet and 4Gb Fibre #8250 LSI 3Gb SAS Dual Channel Expansion Card (CFFh) Port Expansion Card (CFFv) #8246 3Gb SAS #8240 Emulex 8Gb #8242 QLogic 8Gb #8241 QLogic 4Gb Passthrough Expansion Fibre Channel Fibre Channel Fibre Channel Card (CIOv) Expansion Card (CIOv) Expansion Card (CIOv) Expansion Card (CIOv) Note: See IBM i on Power Blade Supported Environments for hardware supported by IBM i: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/ibmi.html 22 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 23. IBM BladeCenter S Configuration for IBM i on Power Blade Description Part# Feature Notes Chassis IBM BladeCenter S 8886-xxx 7779-BCS AMM Advanced Management Module 25R5778 3201 One Standard Power AC Power Module 43W3582 4548 Two Standard, Two optional SAS SAS Connectivity Module 39Y9195 3267 One Required, 2nd optional Module SAS RAID Controller Connectivity Module 43W3584 3734 Two always required Disk IBM BladeCenter S 6-Disk Storage Module 43W3581 4545 One Required for each 6 disk Storage drives, max of two Modules 73 GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drive 43W7523 3748 and SAS One Required, max of 12 disks Disk Drives 146 GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drive 43W7524 3749 300 GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drive 43X0802 3747 450 GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drive 42D0519 3762 Ethernet Nortel Networks L2/L3 Copper Gb Ethernet Switch Mod 32R1860 3212 One Required Switch Nortel Networks L2/L3 Fibre Gb Ethernet Switch Mod 32R1861 3213 Nortel Networks L2-7 Gb Ethernet Switch Module 32R1859 3211 Cisco Catalyst Ethernet Switch Module - 3012 43W4395 3174 IBM BladeCenter Copper Passthru Module 39Y9320 3219 IBM BladeCenter Optical Passthru Module 39Y9316 3218 Server Connectivity Module 39Y9324 3220 Nortel 10Gb Uplink Ethernet Switch Module 32R1783 3210 Intelligent Copper Pass-Thru Module for IBM BladeCenter 44W4483 5452 http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/supported_environments.pdf 23 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 24. IBM BladeCenter H Configuration for IBM i on Power Blade Description Part# Feature Notes Chassis IBM BladeCenter H 8852-xxx 7989-BCH AMM Advanced Management Module 25R5778 3201 1 Standard, 2nd optional Power AC Power Module 31R3335 3200 1 Standard, 2nd optional SAN Fibre Switch Brocade 10-port 4 Gb SAN Switch Module 32R1813 3207 One required, 2nd optional Brocade 20-port 4 Gb SAN Switch Module 32R1812 3206 QLogic 10-port 4Gb SAN Switch Module 43W6724 3243 QLogic 20-port 4Gb SAN Switch Module 43W6723 3244 QLogic® 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module 44X1905 3284 other SAN Fibre switches supported Cisco Systems 4Gb 10-port Fibre Channel Module 39Y9284 3241 see Supported Environments PDF Cisco Systems 4Gb 20-port Fibre Channel Module 39Y9280 3242 Ethernet Switch Cisco Systems Intelligent GbE Ethernet Switch Module 32R1892 3215 One required, 2nd optional Nortel Networks L2/L3 Copper Gb Ethernet Switch Mod 32R1860 3212 Nortel Networks L2/L3 Copper Gb Ethernet Switch Mod 32R1859 3211 IBM BladeCenter Copper Passthru Module 39Y9320 3219 other Ethernet switches supported Server Connectivity Module 39Y9324 3220 see Supported Environments PDF SAS Switch SAS Connectively Module 39Y9195 3267 Optional for Tape attachment MSIM Multi-Switch Interconnect Module 39Y9314 3239 One Required per SAN Fibre switch SFP IBM Short Wave SFP Module 22R4902 3238 1 per active port on SAN switch IBM Long Wave SFP Module 19K1272 3237 Cisco Systems Short Wave SFP Module 41Y8598 3261 Cisco Systems Long Wave SFP Module 42Y8600 3262 Other Power Cords, Cables, Publications http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/supported_environments.pdf 24 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 25. IBM BladeCenter JS12 Configuration Description Feature Notes Blade IBM BladeCenter JS12 2-core, 3.8 GHz 8442 7998-60X Processor Processor Entitlement (Qty 2) 8444 Two processor entitlements required or with Express Configuration Processor Entitlement (Qty 1) 8444 Zero-priced Processor Entitlement (Qty 1) 8443 Memory 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs 8229 One required, max of four 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs 8239 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR2 533 MHz DIMMs 8245 Disk IBM 73 GB SAS 10K SFF HDD 8237 One required, max of two IBM 146 GB SAS 10K SFF HDD 8236 SAS Adapter SAS Expansion Card (CFFv) 8250 • Required for SAS Disk and Tape in BCS • Optional for tape connection in BCH* Fibre Adapter QLogic Ethernet and 4 GB Fibre Channel 8252 • Not supported in BCS Expansion Card (CFFh) • Required for SAN connection in BCH* PowerVM PowerVM Standard Edition (Qty 2) with 5409 Required VIOS 1.5 with latest service pack Software Preinstall 5005, 8146 Optional preinstall of VIOS http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/supported_environments.pdf 25 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 26. IBM BladeCenter JS22 Configuration Description Feature Notes Blade IBM BladeCenter JS22 4-core, 4.0 GHz 8400 7998-61X Processor Processor Entitlement (Qty 4) 8401 Four processor entitlements or with Express Configuration required Processor Entitlement (Qty 2) 8401 Zero-priced Processor Entitlement (Qty 2) 8399 Memory 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs 8233 One required 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs 8234 Option second pair 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR2 533 MHz DIMMs 8235 Disk IBM 73 GB SAS 10K SFF HDD 8237 One required IBM 146 GB SAS 10K SFF HDD 8236 Fibre Adapter QLogic Ethernet and 4 GB Fibre Channel Expansion 8252 Required for connection to SAN Card (CFFh) PowerVM PowerVM Standard Edition (Qty 4) with VIOS 1.5 with 5409 Required latest service pack Software Preinstall 5005, 8146 Optional preinstall of VIOS SAS Adapter SAS Expansion Card (CFFv) 8250 Optional for connection to SAS Tape • Plus – IBM i Processor and User Entitlements – SAN – DS3200, DS3400, DS4700, DS4800, DS8100, DS8300 – SAS Tape – TS2230 or TS2240 (Optional; virtual tape supported only with TS2240) – IBM i LAN Console Note: A minimum of one copy of the Service Warranty Publications (#8259) and one copy of the JS22 Installation and User's Guide (#8260-8263, #8266-8269, or #8278-8281) is required at each customer installation. 26 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 27. IBM BladeCenter JS23 and JS43 Configuration Description Feature Notes Blade IBM BladeCenter JS23 4-core, 4.2 GHz with L3 cache 7778-23X IBM BladeCenter JS43 8-core, 4.2 GHz with L3 cache 7778-23X with FC #8446 Processor Processor Entitlement (Qty 4) 8395 Four processor entitlements or with Express Configuration 8395 required Processor Entitlement (Qty 2) 8393 Zero-priced Processor Entitlement (Qty 2) Memory 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs 8233 One required 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs 8234 Option second pair 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR2 533 MHz DIMMs 8235 Disk IBM 73 GB SAS 10K SFF HDD 8237 One optional IBM 146 GB SAS 10K SFF HDD 8236 IBM 300GB SAS 10K SFF HDD 8274 IBM 69GB SFF SAS Solid State Drive-Blade 8273 Fibre Adapter QLogic Ethernet and 4 GB Fibre Channel Expansion Card 8252 One required for connection to SAN (CFFh) unless DS3200 used QLogic 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) 8242 Emulex 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) 8240 QLogic 4 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) 8241 PowerVM PowerVM Standard Edition (Qty 4) with VIOS 1.5 with latest 5409 Required service pack Software Preinstall 5005, 8146 Optional preinstall of VIOS SAS Adapter SAS Passthrough Expansion Card (CIOv) 8246 Optional for connection to DS3200 or SAS tape • Plus – IBM i Processor and User Entitlements – SAN – DS3200, DS3400, DS4700, DS4800, DS8100, DS8300 – SAS Tape – TS2230 or TS2240 (Optional; virtual tape supported only with TS2240) – IBM i LAN Console 27 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 28. Virtualization Overview 28 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 29. VIOS, IVM and i on Power Blade Linux AIX VIOS = Virtual I/O Server = Client Client virtualization software in a partition HEA HEA HEA HEA Does not run other applications First LPAR installed on blade VIOS owns physical hardware (Fibre CFFh FC USB and/or CFFv SAS exp card Channel, Ethernet, DVD, SAS) exp card SAS HEA or CIOv FC exp card or VIOS virtualizes disk, DVD, CIOv SAS exp card SSD VIOS / IVM networking, tape to i partitions SAS Switch FC Switch IVM = Integrated Virtualization Manager = browser interface to manage DS3400 LAN DVD DS4700 partitions, virtualization DS3200* DS4800 IVM / Virtual Op Panel SAS-attached DS8100 IVM installed with VIOS LTO4 tape drive DS8300 (virtual tape) SVC i uses LAN console through Virtual AMM / LAN Console Ethernet bridge in VIOS * Not supported with RSSM 29 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 30. Storage, Tape and DVD for i on JS12/JS22 in BCH MSIM with Fibre Channel I/O module inside VIOS Host i Client Fibre Channel Storage hdiskX LUNs DDxx CFFh Fibre Channel BladeCenter midplane I/O module Virtual SCSI connection SAS Storage and/or tape DS3200 CFFv Virtual SCSI SAS I/O module connection TS2240 USB OPTxx /dev/cd0 DVD DVD Media tray Power Blade With BCH and JS12/JS22, IBM i can use: Fibre Channel storage (MSIM, FC module and CFFh adapter required) SAS storage (SAS module and CFFv adapter required) SAS tape (SAS module and CFFv adapter required) USB DVD in BladeCenter Physical I/O resources are attached to VIOS, assigned to IBM i in IVM Storage LUNs (physical volumes) assigned directly to IBM i; storage pools in VIOS not used 30 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 31. Storage, Tape and DVD for i on JS23/JS43 in BCH MSIM with Fibre Channel I/O module inside VIOS Host i Client Fibre Channel Storage hdiskX LUNs DDxx CFFh Fibre Channel BladeCenter midplane I/O module Virtual SCSI connection CIOv SAS Storage and/or tape OR DS3200 CIOv Virtual SCSI SAS I/O module connection TS2240 USB OPTxx /dev/cd0 DVD DVD Media tray Power Blade With BCH and JS23/JS43, IBM i can use: Fibre Channel storage (MSIM, FC module and CFFh adapter required; or FC module and CIOv adapter required) Redundant FC adapters can be configured (CFFh and CIOv) SAS storage (SAS module and CIOv adapter required) SAS tape (SAS module and CIOv adapter required) USB DVD in BladeCenter Physical I/O resources are attached to VIOS, assigned to IBM i in IVM Storage LUNs (physical volumes) assigned directly to IBM i; storage pools in VIOS not used 31 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 32. Storage, Tape and DVD for i on JS12/JS22 in BCS SAS drives in BCS Non-RAID SAS VIOS Host IBM i Client module in I/O Bay 3/4 hdiskX LUNs DDxx BladeCenter midplane Virtual SCSI connection RAID SAS module SAS TS2240 in I/O Bay 3 & 4 CFFv DS3200 Virtual SCSI connection USB OPTxx /dev/cd0 DVD DVD Media tray Power Blade With BCS and JS12/JS22, IBM i can use: SAS storage (SAS module and CFFv adapter required) SAS tape (SAS module and CFFv adapter required) USB DVD Drives in BCS, TS2240, DS3200 supported with Non-RAID SAS Switch Module (NSSM) Only drives in BCS and TS2240 supported with RAID SAS Switch Module (RSSM) Physical I/O resources are attached to VIOS, assigned to IBM i in IVM Storage LUNs (physical volumes) assigned directly to IBM i; storage pools in VIOS not used 32 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 33. Storage, Tape and DVD for i on JS23/JS43 in BCS SAS drives in BCS Non-RAID SAS VIOS Host IBM i Client module in I/O Bay 3/4 hdiskX LUNs DDxx BladeCenter midplane Virtual SCSI connection RAID SAS module SAS TS2240 in I/O Bay 3 & 4 CIOv DS3200 Virtual SCSI connection USB OPTxx /dev/cd0 DVD DVD Media tray Power Blade With BCS and JS23/JS43, IBM i can use: SAS storage (SAS module and CIOv adapter required) SAS tape (SAS module and CIOv adapter required) USB DVD Drives in BCS, TS2240, DS3200 supported with Non-RAID SAS Switch Module (NSSM) Only drives in BCS and TS2240 supported with RAID SAS Switch Module (RSSM) Physical I/O resources are attached to VIOS, assigned to IBM i in IVM Storage LUNs (physical volumes) assigned directly to IBM i; storage pools in VIOS not used 33 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 34. Storage and Tape Support 2Q 2009 • Storage support – BladeCenter H and JS12/JS22/JS23/JS43: • SAS – DS3200 • Fibre Channel – DS3400, DS4700, DS4800, DS8100, DS8300, SVC – Multiple storage subsystems supported with SVC • IBM is investigating DS5100, DS5300 and XIV support for Power blades – BladeCenter S and JS12/JS22/JS23/JS43: • SAS – BCS drives with NSSM and RSSM; DS3200 only with NSSM • Tape support – BladeCenter H and BladeCenter S: • TS2240 LTO-4 SAS – supported for virtual tape and for VIOS backups • TS2230 LTO-3 SAS – not supported for virtual tape, only for VIOS backups – IBM is investigating Fibre Channel tape library support for 4Q 2009 34 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 35. Configuring Storage for IBM i on Blade • Step 1: Perform sizing – Use Disk Magic, where applicable – Use the PCRM, Ch. 14.5 – http://www.ibm.com/systems/i/advantages/perfmgmt/resource.html – Number of physical drives is still most important – VIOS itself does not add significant disk I/O overhead – For production workloads, keep each i partition on a separate RAID array • Step 2: Use appropriate storage UI and Redbook for your environment to create LUNs for IBM i and attach to VIOS (or use TPC or SSPC where applicable) Storage Configuration DS Storage Manager for DS8000 Storage Manager SVC Console for Manager for NSSM and DS3200, DS3400, DS4700, for DS8100 and DS8300 SVC RSSM DS4800 35 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 36. Configuring Storage for IBM i on Blade, Cont. • Step 3: Assign LUNs or physical drives in BCS to IBM i – ‘cfgdev’ in VIOS CLI necessary to detect new physical volumes if VIOS is running – Virtualize whole LUNs/drives (“physical volumes”) to IBM i – Do not use storage pools in VIOS 36 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 37. Configuring Storage with the RSSM • Step 1: download SCM – http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5078617&brandind=5000016 • Step 2: install SCM and add RSSM in Bay 3 (get IP address from AMM) • Step 3: use SCM to create RAID arrays (storage pools) and volumes, and to assign volumes to blades • See Readme for details 37 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 38. IBM i Support for Virtual Tape • Virtual tape support enables IBM i partitions to directly backup to PowerVM VIOS attached tape drive saving hardware costs and management time • Simplifies backup and restore processing with BladeCenter implementations – IBM i 6.1 partitions on BladeCenter JS12, JS22, JS23, JS43 – Supports IBM i save/restore commands & BRMS – Supports BladeCenter S and H implementations • Simplifies migration to blades from tower/rack servers – LTO-4 drive can read backup tapes from LTO-2, 3, 4 drives • Supports IBM Systems Storage SAS LTO-4 Drive – TS2240 SAS ONLY for BladeCenter – IBM is investigating Fibre Channel tape library support for 4Q 2009 • Requirements – VIOS 2.1.1, eFW 3.4.2, IBM i 6.1 PTFs 38 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 39. Virtual Tape Hardware and Virtualization VIOS Host IBM i Client SAS-attached LTO4 SAS I/O module BladeCenter midplane tape drive (TS2240) CFFv SAS OR OR /dev/rmt0 TAP01 RAID SAS I/O CIOv Separate SAS 3580 004 module Virtual SCSI connection Power Blade • TS2240 LTO4 SAS tape drive attached to SAS switch in BladeCenter: – NSSM or RSSM in BCS – NSSM in BCH • VIOS virtualizes tape drive to IBM i directly • Tape drive assigned to IBM i in IVM • Tape drive available in IBM i as TAPxx, type 3580 model 004 39 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 40. Assigning Virtual Tape to IBM i • No action required in IBM i to make tape drive available – If QAUTOCFG is on (default) 40 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 41. Migrating IBM i to Blade • Virtual tape makes migration to blade similar to migration to tower/rack server: – On existing system, go save option 21 on LTO-2, LTO-3 or LTO-4 media – On blade, use virtual tape to perform D-mode IPL and complete restore – Existing system does not have to be at IBM i 6.1 • Previous-to-current migration also possible • IBM i partition saved on blade can be restored on tower/rack server – IBM i can save to LTO-3 and LTO-4 media on blade • For existing servers that do not have access to LTO tape drive, there are two options: – Save on different media, convert to LTO as a service, restore from LTO – Use Migration Assistant method 41 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 42. Multiple Virtual SCSI Adapters for IBM i • Since VIOS 2.1 in November 2008, IBM i is no longer limited to 1 VSCSI connection to VIOS and 16 disk + 16 optical devices • What IVM will do: – Create 1 VSCSI server adapter in VIOS for each IBM i partition created – Create 1 VSCSI client adapter in IBM i and correctly map to Server adapter – Map any disk and optical devices you assign to IBM i to the first VSCSI server adapter in VIOS – Create a new VSCSI server-client adapter pair only when you assign a tape device to IBM i – Create another VSCSI server-client adapter pair when you assign another tape device • What IVM will not do: – Create a new VSCSI server-client adapter pair if you assign more than 16 disk devices to IBM i 42 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 43. Multiple Virtual SCSI Adapters for IBM i, Cont. • Scenario I: you have <=16 disk devices and you want to add virtual tape – Action required in VIOS: • In IVM, click on tape drive, assign to IBM i partition – Separate VSCSI server-client adapter pair created automatically • Scenario II: you have 16 disk devices and you want to add more disk and virtual tape – Actions required in VIOS: • In VIOS CLI, create new VSCSI client adapter in IBM i – VSCSI server adapter in VIOS created automatically • In VIOS CLI, map new disk devices to new VSCSI server adapter using ‘mkvdev’ • In IVM, click on tape drive, assign to IBM i partition • For details and instructions, see IBM i on Blade Read-me First: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/ibmi.html 43 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 44. Networking on Power Blade VIOS Host i Client Ethernet I/O module Embedded Ethernet BladeCenter midplane ports on blade 10.10.10.35 IVE Local PC for: (HEA) CMN01 10.10.10.20 AMM browser Virtual LAN LAN console IVM browser connection LAN console LAN IVE Virtual 10.10.10.37 Ethernet CMN02 (HEA) bridge IVE Production interface 10.10.10.38 10.10.10.5 Power Blade VIOS is accessed from local PC via embedded Ethernet ports on blade (IVE/HEA) For both IVM browser and VIOS command line Same PC can be used to connect to AMM and for LAN console for i5/OS For i connectivity, IVE/HEA port is bridged to Virtual LAN 44 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 45. LAN Console for i on Power Blade Required for i on Power blade Uses System i Access software on PC (can use same PC for IVM connection) Full console functionality Uses existing LAN console capability 45 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 46. PowerVM Active Memory Sharing • PowerVM Active Memory Sharing is an advanced memory virtualization technology which intelligently flows memory from Around the World 15 one partition to another for increased utilization and flexibility of memory usage Memory Usage (GB) 10 Asia Americas • Memory virtualization enhancement for Power 5 Europe Systems 0 – Partitions share a pool of memory Time – Memory dynamically allocated based on partition’s workload demands Day and Night 15 • Extends Power Systems Virtualization Leadership Memory Usage (GB) – Capabilities not provided by Sun and HP virtualization offerings 10 Night Day 5 • Designed for partitions with variable memory requirements 0 Time – Workloads that peak at different times across the partitions – Active/inactive environments – Test and Development environments Infrequent Use 15 #10 – Low average memory requirements #9 Memory Usage (GB) #8 10 #7 • Available with PowerVM Enterprise Edition #6 #5 – Supports AIX 6.1, i 6.1, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 5 #4 #3 – Partitions must use VIOS and shared processors #2 0 Time #1 – POWER6 processor-based systems 46 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 47. Blade Example: Working with AMS 47 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 48. Service Voucher for IBM i on Power Blade • Let IBM Systems Lab Services and Training help you install i on blade! • 1 service voucher for each Power blade AND IBM i license purchased • http://www.ibm.com/systems/i/hardware/editions/services.html 48 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 49. Further Reading • IBM i on Blade Read-me First: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/ibmi.html • IBM i on Blade Supported Environments: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/ibmi.html • IBM i on Blade Performance Information: http://www.ibm.com/systems/i/advantages/perfmgmt/resource.html • Service vouchers: http://www.ibm.com/systems/i/hardware/editions/services.html • IBM i on Blade Training: http://www.ibm.com/systems/i/support/itc/educ.html 49 © 2009 IBM Corporation
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  • 53. Notes on performance estimates rPerf for AIX rPerf (Relative Performance) is an estimate of commercial processing performance relative to other IBM UNIX systems. It is derived from an IBM analytical model which uses characteristics from IBM internal workloads, TPC and SPEC benchmarks. The rPerf model is not intended to represent any specific public benchmark results and should not be reasonably used in that way. The model simulates some of the system operations such as CPU, cache and memory. However, the model does not simulate disk or network I/O operations. • rPerf estimates are calculated based on systems with the latest levels of AIX and other pertinent software at the time of system announcement. Actual performance will vary based on application and configuration specifics. The IBM eServer pSeries 640 is the baseline reference system and has a value of 1.0. Although rPerf may be used to approximate relative IBM UNIX commercial processing performance, actual system performance may vary and is dependent upon many factors including system hardware configuration and software design and configuration. Note that the rPerf methodology used for the POWER6 systems is identical to that used for the POWER5 systems. Variations in incremental system performance may be observed in commercial workloads due to changes in the underlying system architecture. All performance estimates are provided "AS IS" and no warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied by IBM. Buyers should consult other sources of information, including system benchmarks, and application sizing guides to evaluate the performance of a system they are considering buying. For additional information about rPerf, contact your local IBM office or IBM authorized reseller. ======================================================================== CPW for IBM i Commercial Processing Workload (CPW) is a relative measure of performance of processors running the IBM i operating system. Performance in customer environments may vary. The value is based on maximum configurations. More performance information is available in the Performance Capabilities Reference at: www.ibm.com/systems/i/solutions/perfmgmt/resource.html Revised April 2, 2007 53 © 2009 IBM Corporation