What’s New in vSphere 5 and Heartbeat 6.4? <br />
Agenda<br />vSphere Platform Recap<br />vSphere 5 Overview <br />Infrastructure Services – Compute, Storage, Network<br />...
What is vSphere?<br /><ul><li>Industry’s Most Complete and Robust Virtualization Platform
vSphere Provides:
Infrastructure Services (Compute, Storage, Network)
Application Services (Availability, Security, Scale, Performance)
Management Services (Basic/Remote Management, Patching)
What Does vSphere Solve for Customers?
Streamlines IT Operations
Provides a Powerful Disaster Recovery Strategy
Supports Running Mission-Critical Applications
Delivers the Most Flexible Building Block for Leveraging the Cloud</li></li></ul><li>VMware vSphere : The Industry’s Leadi...
  Linked Mode
  Update Mgr</li></ul>Infrastructure Services<br />vCenter Server<br /><ul><li>HA
vMotion/S vMotion
Data Recovery
VMsafe APIs
vShield Zones
Hot Add
# of Hosts, VMs</li></ul>Scalability<br />Security<br />Availability<br />VMware vSphere 4.1<br />Network<br />Storage<br ...
Memory Overcommit
Thin Provisioning
Storage I/O Control
Storage APIs
Distributed Switch
Network I/O Control</li></li></ul><li>Introducing…<br />VMware vSphere™5.0<br />The Best Platform for Cloud Infrastructure...
VMware vSphere 5.0: What’s New?<br />Application Services<br /><ul><li>  Virtual Appliance
  Web Client</li></ul>Infrastructure Services<br />vCenter Server<br />vCenter Server<br /><ul><li>New HA </li></ul>	Archi...
32 way SMP
1 TB VMs</li></ul>Scalability<br />Security<br />Availability<br />VMware vSphere 5<br />Network<br />Storage<br />Compute...
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  • vSphere 4.1 enabled higher consolidation ratios with unequaled performance by providing groundbreaking new memory management technology and expanding its resource pooling capabilities with new granular controls for storage and the network. The platform also offers dramatic “cloud scale” to support even the largest environments.Compute/Performance-Memory Compression – Reclaim application performance by up to 30% by reducing memory contention as a bottleneckStorage- Storage I/O Control – Set storage quality of service priorities per virtual machine for guarantee millisecond access to storage resources-Performance Reporting – Deliver key storage performance statistics regardless of storage protocol.Network- Network I/O Control – Set network quality of service priorities per flow type for guaranteed access to network resources. Scalability-vSphere 4.1 –Fully virtualize the data center and scale at least 2x more than ever before.  VMs per Cluster – 3,000 (3x vSphere 4.0)Hosts per vCenter – 1,000 (3x vSphere 4.0) Virtual Machines per Data Center – 5,000 (2x vSphere 4.0) vSphere 4.1 extends its award winning availability and security capabilities with the world’s fastest live migrations and the ability to respond in parallel to any business need or change. Application services enhancements deliver new status details for high availability, tighter integration with an existing directory service, and new granular policies for virtual machine load-balancing. Availability -vMotion– Speed and scale enhancements to vMotion deliver superior platform response and availability by migrating virtual machines up to 5x faster and enabling up to eight vMotion events in parallel. -VMware High Availability (HA) – Deeper diagnostic and health check for VMware High Availability (HA) further enhances the already high levels of availability for virtual machines.SecurityActive Directory integration–Seamless user authenticationat the ESX or ESXi host (rather than vCenter Server) for centralized user management. Easily assign privileges to users or groups plus roll out permission rules across hosts.vShield Zones (new version available in Q3’10Control-DRS Host Affinity– Set granular policies for virtual machine movement (for example, restricting a virtual machine to a specific host due to licensing impact).vSphere 4.1 builds on the VMware ecosystem not only in terms of increased hardware and software support but also by opening new possibilities for tie-in with cloud computing. Open and InteroperableArchitecture– vSphere 4.1 enables partners to leverage new storage APIs for array integration (for availability requirements). The vSphere platform can also be leveraged through the new vCloud API for an open and interoperable computing model in the cloud. Expanded Support – The vSphere 4.1 latest hardware compatibility list (HCL) expands the platform to support more operating systems, devices, applications, and service providers than any other virtualization platform. This also now includes new support for 3rd party serial port concentrators (for enhanced management) and the latest x86 processors on the market.
  • Accelerate VM storage placement decision to a storage pod by:Capturing VM storage SLA requirementsMapping to the storage with the right characteristics and spare space
  • VMCI enhancements
  • Data Recovery Enhancements - reports, performance, support of datastore maintenance windows
  • Starting from the next release however vSphere will on be avilable with the ESXi hypervisor architecture. This slide shows the release note that we published when we launched vSphere 4.1 last July. ESX will continued to be supported according to our standard policy, however we won’t develop it further and it won’t allow customers to take advantage of the new features that will be part of vSphere future releases. For this reason, as you can see from the note we recommend that any new deployment of vSphere even in the current version are done using ESXi architecture and that customers migrate to ESXi with their upgrade vSphere 4.1
  • ESXi Upgrade Center - http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/esxi-upgrade/
  • ESXi Upgrade Center - http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/esxi-upgrade/
  • Impact of vCenter DowntimeKEY = Component - Impact ExperiencedVirtual Machines - Management requires direct; can’t provision new VMs from templatesESXi Servers - Management requires direct connectionsPerformance &amp; Monitoring Statistics - Historical records will have gapsvMotion / Storage vMotion - UnavailablevSphere DRS - UnavailablevCenter Plug-ins (e.g. VUM) - UnavailablevSphere HA / FT - HA / FT failover works once,admission control unavailableVMware VIEW - Cannot provision new desktop instances
  • What’s new in vSphere 5 and vCenter Server Heartbeat – Customer Presentation

    1. 1. What’s New in vSphere 5 and Heartbeat 6.4? <br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />vSphere Platform Recap<br />vSphere 5 Overview <br />Infrastructure Services – Compute, Storage, Network<br />Applications Services – Availability, Security, Scalability<br />Additional Features and Enhancements – “The Best of the Rest”<br />ESXi migration<br />vSphere 5 Kits and Editions<br />Upgrading<br />vCenter Heartbeat 6.4<br />
    3. 3. What is vSphere?<br /><ul><li>Industry’s Most Complete and Robust Virtualization Platform
    4. 4. vSphere Provides:
    5. 5. Infrastructure Services (Compute, Storage, Network)
    6. 6. Application Services (Availability, Security, Scale, Performance)
    7. 7. Management Services (Basic/Remote Management, Patching)
    8. 8. What Does vSphere Solve for Customers?
    9. 9. Streamlines IT Operations
    10. 10. Provides a Powerful Disaster Recovery Strategy
    11. 11. Supports Running Mission-Critical Applications
    12. 12. Delivers the Most Flexible Building Block for Leveraging the Cloud</li></li></ul><li>VMware vSphere : The Industry’s Leading Virtualization Platform<br />Application Services<br /><ul><li> Host Profiles
    13. 13. Linked Mode
    14. 14. Orchestrator
    15. 15. Update Mgr</li></ul>Infrastructure Services<br />vCenter Server<br /><ul><li>HA
    16. 16. FT
    17. 17. vMotion/S vMotion
    18. 18. Data Recovery
    19. 19. VMsafe APIs
    20. 20. vShield Zones
    21. 21. Hot Add
    22. 22. # of Hosts, VMs</li></ul>Scalability<br />Security<br />Availability<br />VMware vSphere 4.1<br />Network<br />Storage<br />Compute<br /><ul><li>ESX/ESXi
    23. 23. DRS/DPM
    24. 24. Memory Overcommit
    25. 25. VMFS
    26. 26. Thin Provisioning
    27. 27. Storage I/O Control
    28. 28. Storage APIs
    29. 29. Distributed Switch
    30. 30. Network I/O Control</li></li></ul><li>Introducing…<br />VMware vSphere™5.0<br />The Best Platform for Cloud Infrastructures<br />
    31. 31. VMware vSphere 5.0: What’s New?<br />Application Services<br /><ul><li> Virtual Appliance
    32. 32. Web Client</li></ul>Infrastructure Services<br />vCenter Server<br />vCenter Server<br /><ul><li>New HA </li></ul> Architecture<br /><ul><li>vMotion over </li></ul> higher latency links<br /><ul><li>ESXi Firewall
    33. 33. 32 way SMP
    34. 34. 1 TB VMs</li></ul>Scalability<br />Security<br />Availability<br />VMware vSphere 5<br />Network<br />Storage<br />Compute<br /><ul><li>ESXi Convergence
    35. 35. Auto Deploy
    36. 36. HW version 8
    37. 37. Storage DRS
    38. 38. Profile-Driven Storage
    39. 39. VMFS 5
    40. 40. Storage I/O Control (NFS)
    41. 41. Network I/O Control </li></ul> (per VM controls)<br /><ul><li>Distributed Switch </li></ul> (Netflow, SPAN, LLDP)<br />
    42. 42. Infrastructure Services – Compute, Storage, Network<br />
    43. 43. ESXi Convergence<br />Most Trusted<br />Overview<br /><ul><li>vSphere 5.0 will utilize the ESXi hypervisor exclusively
    44. 44. ESXi is the gold standard for hypervisors</li></ul>vSphere ESXi<br />Benefits<br /><ul><li>Thin architecture
    45. 45. Smaller security footprint
    46. 46. Streamlined deployment and configuration
    47. 47. Simplified patching and updating model</li></li></ul><li>Auto Deploy<br />Overview<br />vCenter Server with Auto Deploy<br /><ul><li>Deploy and patch vSphere hosts in minutes using a new “on the fly” model
    48. 48. Coordination with vSphere Host Profiles</li></ul>vSphere<br />vSphere<br />Host Profiles<br />Image Profiles<br />Benefits<br /><ul><li>Rapid provisioning: initial deployment and patching of hosts
    49. 49. Centralized host and image management
    50. 50. Reduce manual deployment and patch processes</li></ul>vSphere<br />vSphere<br />
    51. 51. Storage DRS and Profile-Driven Storage<br />Overview<br /><ul><li>Tier storage based on performance characteristics (i.e. datastore cluster)
    52. 52. Simplify initial storage placement
    53. 53. Load balance based on I/O
    54. 54. Resource alignment with SLAs</li></ul>High IO Throughput<br />Tier 1<br />Tier 2<br />Tier 3<br />Benefits<br /><ul><li>Eliminate VM downtime for storage maintenance
    55. 55. Reduce time for storage planning/configuration
    56. 56. Reduce errors in the selection and management of VM storage
    57. 57. Increase storage utilization by optimizing placement</li></li></ul><li>Performance Guarantees – Network and Storage I/O Control<br />Overview<br />3. w/ I/O controls, can give VIP VMs preferential access<br />1. VM requests more resources<br />2. Other VMs are starved for resources<br /><ul><li>Set up SLAs for use of storage and network resources
    58. 58. Added per virtual machine settings for Network I/O Control
    59. 59. Added NFS support for StorageI/O Control</li></ul>Benefits<br /><ul><li>Eliminate the “noisy neighbor” problem
    60. 60. More granular SLA settings for network traffic
    61. 61. Extend Storage SLAs to more VMs</li></li></ul><li>Richer DesktopExperience<br />New Virtual Machine Capabilities<br /><ul><li>3D graphics</li></ul>Broader DeviceSupport<br /><ul><li>Client-connected USB devices
    62. 62. USB 3.0
    63. 63. Smart Card Readers</li></ul>AdditionalEnhancements<br /><ul><li>Multi-core virtual CPUs (in GUI)
    64. 64. Extended VMware tools compatibility
    65. 65. Mac OS X server support</li></li></ul><li>Application Services – Availability, Security, and Scalability<br />
    66. 66. Scaling Virtual Machines<br />Overview<br /><ul><li>Create virtual machines with up to:
    67. 67. 32 vCPU
    68. 68. 1 TB of RAM</li></ul>Benefits<br />4x<br /><ul><li>4x size of previous vSphere versions
    69. 69. Run even the largest applications in vSphere, including very large databases
    70. 70. Virtualize even more applications than ever before (Tier 1 and 2)</li></li></ul><li>New HA Architecture<br />VMFS<br />VMFS<br />Overview<br /><ul><li>New architecture for High Availability feature of vSphere</li></ul>Storage vMotion<br />VMware Fault Tolerance High AvailabilityDRS Maintenance Mode vMotion<br />VMware<br />Benefits<br />NIC Teaming Multipathing<br />Storage<br /><ul><li>Simplified clustering setup and configuration
    71. 71. Enhanced reliability through better resource guarantees and monitoring
    72. 72. Enhanced scalability</li></ul>Server<br />Component<br />
    73. 73. Additional Features and Enhancements<br />
    74. 74. vCenter Server Appliance (Linux)<br />Overview<br /><ul><li>Run vCenter Server as a Linux-based appliance</li></ul>Benefits<br /><ul><li>Simplified setup and configuration
    75. 75. Enables deployment choices according to business needs or requirements
    76. 76. Leverages vSphere availability features for protection of the management layer</li></li></ul><li>Web Client<br />Overview<br /><ul><li>Run and manage vSphere from any web browser anywhere in the world</li></ul>Benefits<br /><ul><li>Platform independence
    77. 77. Replaces Web Access GUI
    78. 78. Building block for cloud based administration</li></li></ul><li>The Best of the Rest<br />Platform <br />Hardware Version 8 – EFI virtual BIOS <br />Network <br />Distributed Switch (Netflow, SPAN support, LLDP) <br />Network I/O Controls (per VM), ESXi firewall<br />Storage <br />VMFS 5<br />iSCSI UI<br />Storage I/O Control (NFS)<br />Array Integration for Thin Provisioning <br />Swap to SSD, 2TB+ VMFS datastores<br />Storage vMotion Snapshot Support<br />Availability<br />vMotion with higher latency links<br />Data Recovery Enhancements<br />Management<br />Inventory Extensibility<br />Solution Installation and Management<br />iPad client<br />
    79. 79. ESXi Migration<br />
    80. 80. VMware ESXi: 3rd Generation Hypervisor Architecture<br />VMware ESXi<br />VMware ESX<br />VMware GSX<br />(VMware Server)<br /><ul><li>Installs as an application
    81. 81. Runs on a host OS
    82. 82. Depends on OS for resource management</li></ul>VMware ESX<br />Architecture<br /><ul><li>Installs “bare metal”
    83. 83. Relies on a Linux OS (Service Console) for running partner agents and scripting</li></ul>VMware ESXi Architecture<br /><ul><li>Installs “bare metal”
    84. 84. Management tasks are moved outside of the hypervisor</li></ul>VMware Server<br />Service Console<br />VMkernel<br />VMkernel<br />Windows or Linux OS<br />2001<br />2003<br />2007<br />The ESXi architecture runs independently of a general purpose OS, simplifying hypervisor management and improving security. <br />
    85. 85. Converging to ESXi with the Next vSphere Release<br />With the GA of vSphere 4.1 in July 2010 VMware officially announced that starting with the next vSphere our hypervisor architecture will converge to ESXi<br />From the release note:<br />VMware vSphere 4.1 and its subsequent update and patch releases are the last releases to include both ESX and ESXi hypervisor architectures. Future major releases of VMware vSphere will include only the VMware ESXi architecture.<br />VMware recommends that customers start transitioning to the ESXi architecture when deploying VMware vSphere 4.1.<br />VMware will continue to provide technical support for VMware ESX according to the VMware vSphere support policy on the VMware Enterprise Infrastructure Support page.<br />To learn more about the ESXi architecture and how to migrate from ESX to ESXi, go to the VMware ESXi and ESX InfoCenter.<br />
    86. 86. How Does A User Plan an ESX to ESXi migration?<br />Visit the ESX and ESXi Info Center<br />Start testing ESXi<br />If you’ve not already deployed, there’s no better time than the present<br />Ensure 3rd party solutions used by your customers are ESXi Ready<br />Monitoring, backup, management, etc. Most already are.<br />Bid farewell to agents!<br />Familiarize with ESXi remote management options<br />Transition any scripts or automation that depended on the COS<br />Powerful off-host scripting and automation using vCLI, PowerCLI, …<br />Plan an ESXi migration as part of vSphere upgrade<br />Testing of ESXi architecture can be incorporated into overall vSphere testing<br />
    87. 87. ESXi and ESX Info Center<br />All Resources in One Centralized Location<br />
    88. 88. vSphere 5 Kits and Editions<br />
    89. 89. VMware vSphere Essentials Kits for Small Business<br />Benefits<br />
    90. 90. VMware vSphere Enterprise Editions<br />Benefits<br />
    91. 91. Interested in Upgrading?<br />
    92. 92. Need More Details for Your Upgrade? Visit the Upgrade Center!<br />All Upgrade Resources in One Centralized Location<br />
    93. 93. VMware vCenter Heartbeat 6.4<br />
    94. 94. vCenter Heartbeat<br />What is it?<br />High availability for vCenter Server<br />What does it help protect against?<br />Failures that occur with:<br />Hardware, Networks, OS, Applications<br />Loss of key vSphere features and functions if vCenter is unavailable<br />
    95. 95. What’s New in vCenter Heartbeat 6.4?<br />Enhanced architecture allows the active and standby nodes to be reachable over the network at the same time, enabling both to be patched and managed<br />Better integration with VMware vCenter Server:<br />New Plug-in to the vSphere Client provides monitoring and management of vCenter Server Heartbeat from the vSphere Client<br />Heartbeat events and alerts will register in vCenter and display in the vSphere Client<br />Supports VMware vCenter Server v5.0 and VMware View Composer v5.0<br />Supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2<br />
    96. 96. Selling vCenter Heartbeat<br />Sold per instance<br />$9,995 List Price<br />One license protects both vCenter Server and its database (even if the database is installed on a different host). <br />Qualifying opportunities<br />Customers with vCenter Server Standard that are virtualizing mission critical workloads, running vCloud Director or running VMware View.<br />
    97. 97. Thank You!<br />