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Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 6


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Symantec’s latest version of Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware helps organizations improve storage input/output (I/O) performance and availability for VMware vSphere. As customers move their …

Symantec’s latest version of Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware helps organizations improve storage input/output (I/O) performance and availability for VMware vSphere. As customers move their business-critical applications to VMware cloud infrastructure, Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware addresses the need for increased I/O performance, better visibility and management of the underlying storage, and improved availability of virtual machines and applications in SAN environments. In the event of a path failure, Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware automatically routes data to an available path and then restores the failed paths as they become available – providing efficient storage management and availability across disparate storage hardware.

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  • 1. Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 6.0Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 1
  • 2. Virtualization puts increased pressure on storageperformance and availabilityPerformance & Resiliency Storage Heterogeneity Visibility & Reporting RAID10, SRDF, Thin , SSD drive• SAN aware load balancing • Flexibility to choose ANY • Visibility into storage key for high VM density cost effective storage characteristics needed• Proactive failover of storage • Optimized handling of ANY • Data center wide I/O connectivity during disaster tier of storage bottlenecks critical to isolate I/O bottlenecks to storage arrays! Getting locked-in by single array vendor Lack visibility into performance bottlenecks! Device naming complicated in ESX! Am I using the right tier of Storage?Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 2
  • 3. Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) for VMware:Improved storage I/O performance and availability Any X86 Server • Improve performance – SAN & workload aware load balancing Guest Guest Guest Guest – Real-time I/O performance graphs VMware ESX • Increase availability Hypervisor – Proactive path failover MPP DMP for VMware – Automated path recovery ESX PSA Framework • Improve storage visibility – Enhanced device naming – Extended attribute discovery & reporting – Data center storage reporting via vCenter • Utilize a single multi-pathing solution across physical and virtual with heterogeneous storageDynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 3
  • 4. Optimize I/O throughput for greater performance• Choose between seven I/O policies to achieve greatest performance for particular workload or storage array (for example): – MinimumQueue (MinQ) I/O Policy – Adaptive I/O Policy – Adaptive-MinQ – Balanced – Round-Robin, Single-Active, Priority• Multi-threaded for faster discovery and recovery• Load balancing of paths across controllersDynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 4
  • 5. Improve data path availability• Pro-active path management and failure detection – Tunable monitoring to probe devices to ensure resiliency – Automated path recovery after failure – Added LUNs default to active I/O policy for A B enclosure• Supports SAN boot devices• Enables non-disruptive upgrade (NDU) of array firmwareDynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 5
  • 6. Improve visibility and bridge storage & server teaminformation gap Discover Device Characteristics My application is on tier 1 servers, what tier of storage is it using? SSD, SATA, SAS, FC? • from vendor list App Team • is replicated • where raid level is 5 • where LUN type is My mission critical file system is being protected or not? • where Media type is RAID5, RAID10? Server Team Raid Levels – RAID5, RAID10 Replication Attributes & Snapshots Thin Or Standard Devices Is my critical data being Tier Information – SSD, SATA, FC, SAS replicated underneath or not? Enables AVID naming to make names Storage Team meaningful for server and storage teams Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 6
  • 7. Centralize operations by managing in vCenter Plugin provides Dynamic Multi-Pathing storage and performance visibility Enables active management and infrastructure insightDynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 7
  • 8. Respond quickly with active path management • Perform active path and policy management inside vCenter • Change load-balancing algorithm on the fly • Enable / disable individual path componentsDynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 8
  • 9. Improve performance with insight into storageperformance and I/O statistics • Granular performance metrics • Visibility at infrastructure component level • Tabular or graphical I/O StatisticsDynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 9
  • 10. Get deeper visibility into your storage and make betterdecisions • Deep visibility of the storage for your VMware environment • Easily identify storage load by array or LUN • Correlate I/O load from individual virtual machinesDynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 10
  • 11. Improve operational efficiency and reduce complexityby using a single multi-pathing solution Dynamic Multi-Pathing Enables Storage Flexibility on all Platforms Veritas Cluster Server Veritas Cluster Server Veritas Application HA File System Guest Guest Guest Guest Veritas Storage Foundation VMware ESX Volume Manger MPP DMP for VMware DMP DMP ESX PSA Framework Reduce operational costs using a single multi-pathing solution• Leverage extensive array support• Standardize on single multi-pathing across storage management stacks• Seamless migration from native multi-pathing to Dynamic Multi-Pathing• Choose storage based on price / performance needs, avoiding lock-inDynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 11
  • 12. Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing: Storage I/O performance and availability for your data center• One solution for VMware, Unix, Windows, Linux, and multi-vendor storage hardware• Improved availability with proactive path management, failover and automated recovery – Increased performance with SAN & workload aware load balancing and I/O performance reporting• Bridges storage & server boundaries – Provides visibility for more informed decision making – Manage and report in vCenter• Pricing starts at $900 per quad-core CPU• NetApp will be reselling Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware starting by the end of Calendar Q2 Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 12
  • 13. Thank you! Copyright © 2010 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved. Symantec and the Symantec Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. This document is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as advertising. All warranties relating to the information in this document, either express or implied, are disclaimed to the maximum extent allowed by law. The information in this document is subject to change without notice.Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware 13