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  • Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager provides customers with a number of capabilities to help streamline operations and increase productivity. Along with the single console that centralizes management for multiple enclosures, the central database helps to eliminate the risk of address conflicts. The new domain grouping feature creates baselines to simplify configuration and change management, and provides the basis that allows VCEM to move server profiles between enclosures Organizations with multiple Bladesystem enclosures can use Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager to complete tasks across the datacenter more quickly, consistently and reliably, such as: Adding new blade servers and BladeSystem enclosures Modifying multiple enclosure configurations Recovering problematic servers to spare blades Performing more efficient system maintenance Migrating and repurposing servers to address workload requirements A subsequent slide in this presentation takes a closer look at some of the primary usage scenarios
  • Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager provides customers with a number of capabilities to help streamline operations and increase productivity. Along with the single console that centralizes management for multiple enclosures, the central database helps to eliminate the risk of address conflicts. The new domain grouping feature creates baselines to simplify configuration and change management, and provides the basis that allows VCEM to move server profiles between enclosures Organizations with multiple Bladesystem enclosures can use Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager to complete tasks across the datacenter more quickly, consistently and reliably, such as: Adding new blade servers and BladeSystem enclosures Modifying multiple enclosure configurations Recovering problematic servers to spare blades Performing more efficient system maintenance Migrating and repurposing servers to address workload requirements A subsequent slide in this presentation takes a closer look at some of the primary usage scenarios
  • Virtual Connect domain grouping allows multiple enclosures that access the same networks to be configured and managed using a common profile. This increases infrastructure consistency and simplifies the deployment of new enclosures. The first enclosure added to a domain group establishes the master configuration that all other group members will use, which includes LAN and SAN connections. Administrators can now make changes to multiple enclosures using a single process, or install new bare-metal enclosures more quickly by simply adding then to a domain group. The master profile of the domain group will automatically apply the same connection configurations to the new enclosure, which avoids having to configure each enclosure individually and allows new hardware to be deployed quickly Domain grouping saves time, reduces deployment costs and removes the potential for configuration errors and conflicts
  • Since the introduction of Virtual Connect technology administrators have been able to move server profiles between the bays of a single enclosure using the embedded Virtual Connect Manager. With Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager HP has expanded this capability across the datacenter. Administrators can now move or failover server profiles between enclosure bays, BladeSystem enclosures and Virtual Connect domains within the same Virtual Connect domain group with just a few mouse clicks. Whether the target is the next bay, an enclosure in the adjacent rack or another datacenter, as long as the source and target locations are within the same Virtual Connect domain group the move is possible. And because Virtual Connect technology is at the heart of the solution, LAN and SAN connections automatically move with the server profile to the target location and are re-established Server profile movement can be initiated manually through the VCEM UI or scripted through a command line. The v1.10 release in May 2008 also introduced the ability to establish a pool of spare servers for each VC Domain Group that can be used to help automate the failover of Virtual Connect profiles for an even faster response to known system events or performance conditions. Subsequent slides provide more detail of profile failover VCEM includes profile movement history and an audit trail of who did what, and when they did it. Future releases plan to include tighter integration with customers ’ change management processes Customers will see the best results from this capability in a Boot from SAN environment, where profile movement and server availability can be completed in a few minutes with no additional intervention because the boot OS is already on the SAN. The profile failover capability requires boot-from SAN. Local boot environments will require additional administration to ensure a bootable operating system is available prior to server profile movement. In this scenario the HP Rapid Deployment Pack could be used as an efficient solution to quickly deploy a bootable OS image.
  • This slide represents some of the core uses cases for server profile movement, which includes: Cost effective server recovery to any spare bay within a Virtual Connect Domain Group, even if the CPU and memory size is not identical. More efficient systems maintenance that avoids lengthy production downtime or significant out of hours operations A simple solution for repurposing or migrating server resources and workloads across the datacenter
  • Note: This slide is animated and best shown in slideshow mode . 2 mouse clicks complete the sequence To further demonstrate the principles of server profile movement, this example shows a simple Virtual Connect Domain group containing 2 BladeSystem c-Class enclosures. At the top Virtual Connect is controlling the connections to the LAN and VLANs on the left and the boot-from SAN and application environment on the right. The red server represents a production server and the blue server a designated spare. In the event that the production server needs replacing or removing from production, and we need to move the workload to another server, all we need to do is power down the red server, move the server profile to the blue server in the other enclosure using Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager, and then power up the blue server which has now replaced the original production server. We discussed on the previous slide we can perform this process manually, or use the profile failover capability to help automate and speed up the process When we move the server profile all the LAN, SAN and OS boot information moves with it and Virtual Connect automatically re-establishes the network connections
  • Organizations with multiple Bladesystem enclosures can use Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager to complete tasks across the datacenter more quickly, consistently and reliably, such as: Adding new blade servers and BladeSystem enclosures Recovering problematic servers to spare blades Performing more efficient system maintenance Or migrating and repurposing servers to address workload requirements Organizations with multiple remote locations can also use the domain grouping capabilities to centralize infrastructure management, and reduce travel costs
  • VCEM can be installed usinf 3 primary methods: as a standalone solution on its own physical server, as a plug-in to HP SIM v5.2 and higher, or as a standalone install on an ESX VM. NOTE: The standalone option is recommended for installing VCEM on a VM because not all elements in HP SIM (e.g. Service and Warranty Management ) work well on a VM host, plus there are also performance issues to consider.
  • This slide helps to demonstrate the real value that VCEM enclosure-based licensing provides. Traditional per server licensing usually means that you have to repurchase software licenses when you replace or upgrade servers. With enclosure-based licensing you can now add, modify and even upgrade servers to new generations without having to replace the Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager software license VCEM enclosure-based licensing covers all bays in the enclosure for the life of the enclosure
  • Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager v1.2

    1. 1. Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
    2. 2. <ul><li>Manage 150 Virtual Connect domains via a single console </li></ul><ul><li>Central database to administer 65,000 LAN/SAN address </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect Domain Groups simplify configuration and increases infrastructure consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect profile movement and failover between BladeSystem enclosures - extends admin reach across the datacenter </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed per BladeSystem c-Class enclosure </li></ul>Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Extends Virtual Connect technology and value Virtual Connect Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Address Database LAN SAN <ul><li>MAC </li></ul><ul><li>WWN </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul>LAN SAN LAN Virtual Connect Domain Group A VCEM Console Virtual Connect Domain Group B
    3. 3. What’s New in VCEM v1.20 and Roadmap
    4. 4. <ul><li>New Feature Support </li></ul><ul><li>Latest VC feature support: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flex-10 technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple SAN fabrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server side VLAN tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FC server-side NPIV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Serial Numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extended host platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware 3.5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Windows Server 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enhanced architecture improves performance and flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Supports up to 150 VC domains </li></ul>Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager v1.20 New feature and platform support Jan ‘09 Virtual Connect Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Address Database LAN SAN <ul><li>MAC </li></ul><ul><li>WWN </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul>LAN SAN LAN Virtual Connect Domain Group A VCEM Console Virtual Connect Domain Group B
    5. 5. <ul><li>Support features delivered in VC firmware v1.31 and higher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flex-10 technology – 10GB bandwidth optimization across multiple NICs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for multiple SAN fabrics per Virtual Connect domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server side VLAN tagging – share server links on multiple VC networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual serial number parameters in VC Profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced LDAP domain login and validation across nested groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fibre Channel server-side NPIV – support multiple WWNs per physical port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fibre Channel login load balancing and failover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private network mode for VLANs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Architecture enhancements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase compatibility with current and future VC firmware revisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New compatibility mode enables administrators to upgrade and take advantage of the latest VC firmware </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improved UI and address management performance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>VC Domain support increased from 100 to 150 (2400 blades) </li></ul>What’s new with VCEM v1.20 Available January ‘09
    6. 6. <ul><li>VCEM host platforms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standalone application on a physical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation on a virtual machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ESX 3.0 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ESX 3.5 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug-in to HP Systems Insight Manager v5.2 and higher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Server 2003 SP2 and higher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Server 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HP BladeSystem servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL260c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL2x220c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL460c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL465c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL480c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL495c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL680c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL685c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP Integrity BL860c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP Integrity BL870c </li></ul></ul>VCEM v1.20 platform support New in v1.20 <ul><li>HP Virtual Connect Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1/10Gb VC Ethernet Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1/10Gb-F VC Ethernet Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flex-10 VC Ethernet Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4Gb VC Fibre Channel Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8Gb VC Fibre Channel Module </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HP Virtual Connect Firmware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>V1.24 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>V1.3x </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>V2.0 and higher </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Product Overview
    8. 8. <ul><li>Manage 150 Virtual Connect domains via a single console </li></ul><ul><li>Central database to administer 65,000 LAN/SAN address </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect Domain Groups simplify configuration and increases infrastructure consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect profile movement and failover between BladeSystem enclosures - extends admin reach across the datacenter </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed per BladeSystem c-Class enclosure </li></ul>Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Extends Virtual Connect technology and value Virtual Connect Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Address Database LAN SAN <ul><li>MAC </li></ul><ul><li>WWN </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul>LAN SAN LAN Virtual Connect Domain Group A VCEM Console Virtual Connect Domain Group B
    9. 9. <ul><li>Together, Virtual Connect and Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager create a change-ready environment to add, replace, and recover blade servers across the datacenter in minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Improves productivity and reduces costs. </li></ul>VC / VCEM value for customers <ul><li>Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Centrally control multiple VC Domains </li></ul><ul><li>Manage LAN/SAN addresses more efficiently and avoids duplications </li></ul><ul><li>Use baselines to manage groups of Virtual Connect domains </li></ul><ul><li>Add, and move server resources across the datacenter in minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce repetitive/labor-intensive tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Respond faster to changing workload and business needs </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce cabling costs and complexity – wire once </li></ul><ul><li>Cleanly separate server and network management </li></ul><ul><li>Modify servers without impacting LANs and SANs </li></ul><ul><li>Enable system administrator to be self sufficient </li></ul><ul><li>Provide server connectivity and workload mobility </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Baselines simplify config & change for multiple Virtual Connect domains </li></ul><ul><li>Group members must share the same uplinks to LANs/SANs – identical enclosure configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Enforce changes quickly across all domains in a group by modifying the group profile </li></ul><ul><li>Add new/bare metal enclosures and configure VC domains quickly by assigning to a domain group </li></ul><ul><li>Increase datacenter consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce complexity, repetitive tasks config errors and conflicts </li></ul>Virtual Connect domain grouping Key features LAN A SAN A LAN B SAN B VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager <ul><li>Domain Configs </li></ul><ul><li>Server Profiles </li></ul>Domain Group A Domain Group B
    11. 11. <ul><li>Move blade server connection profiles between enclosures within a Virtual Connect Domain Group </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect maintains consistent LAN/SAN connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network associations move with the server connection profile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manual/scripted profile moves </li></ul><ul><li>Automated profile failover to spare server pool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires boot from SAN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audit trail provides full history </li></ul><ul><li>Best response times and least administration in boot from SAN environment </li></ul>VCEM server profile movement Key features Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager <ul><li>Domain Configs </li></ul><ul><li>Server Profiles </li></ul>LAN A SAN A X Domain Group A Domain Group B VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain Spare Pool LAN A SAN A Spare Pool
    12. 12. <ul><li>Customer defined spare servers cover all servers in a VC Domain Group </li></ul><ul><li>Automated process replaces server with the same model and migrates Virtual Connect profile / connections: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Powers down original server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moves VC profile to spare bay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powers up replacement server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect re-establishes networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexible options to initiate failover: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manually select replacement server and move profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failover button in VCEM GUI - provides single step automated process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLI driven script </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated options can use HP SIM “action on event” features </li></ul></ul>VCEM server profile failover Overview Virtual Connect Domain Group LAN SAN Spare Server Pool
    13. 13. <ul><li>Cost effective server recovery/failover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickly move the connections and associated workload of a problematic server to a spare server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use individual spare servers or spares pool located anywhere in a Virtual Connect Domain Group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planned server maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporarily move server workloads to alternate enclosures/bays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimizes unnecessary and disruptive production downtime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Server migration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repurpose servers to meet changing business and workload needs </li></ul></ul>VCEM server profile movement Primary usage scenarios Database Web Farm Business Apps Test Environ Virtual Connect Domain Group Spare Bay Spare Pool
    14. 14. Virtual Connect Spare Server Virtual Connect Domain Group VCEM server recovery example SAN LAN / VLAN A B C D Email / Web Financial / Business SAN Arrays & Logical Units Shared Data Clients Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) SAN-Hosted Applications and Data <ul><li>Infrastructure Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect domain group with 2 BladeSystem enclosures; LAN and SAN managed with Virtual Connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>production server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>spare blade server </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Production server reports problem or requires removal from production environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manually move profile or use automated failover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power down source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Migrate profile to spare </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power on spare as replacement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VC restores same LAN/SAN assignments </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Datacenters with multiple enclosures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplify infrastructure management across the datacenter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase IT consistency, productivity and availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond faster to business needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce time, costs and risks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BladeSystem environments on multiple sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central management to simply operations, reduce travel, response times and costs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dynamic environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add, modify and move server resources to meet changing workload and business demands </li></ul></ul>Ideal VCEM environments Database Web Farm Business Apps Server pool Test Environ
    16. 16. Virtual Connect domain maintenance Key features <ul><li>Embedded tools in VCEM simplify updates and configuration changes to Virtual Connect Domains </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinates with enclosure-based Virtual Connect Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enables domain-level operations that includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firmware upgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administering local user accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory settings (LDAP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SSH and SSL Certificate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domain name and configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Static IP address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reset Virtual Connect Module (soft reset) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enables Ethernet port monitoring for traffic analysis and debugging purposes </li></ul>
    17. 17. VCEM installation options Choose the best install method for your environment <ul><li>Install VCEM standalone on Windows physical host </li></ul><ul><li>Plug VCEM into HP SIM v5.2 and higher </li></ul>VM 4 VM 3 VM 2 VM 1 <ul><li>Install VCEM standalone on an ESX Virtual Machine </li></ul>
    18. 18. Traditional Server License BladeSystem Enclosure License <ul><li>License needed for each server in an enclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Single license for each enclosure covers all enclosure bays </li></ul><ul><li>Server environment changes require new license </li></ul>For the life of the server <ul><li>No new VCEM licenses as server environment changes </li></ul>For the life of the enclosure VCEM enclosure-based license Exceptional flexibility and value Install Server Upgrade Server G2 G3 G4 Move Server Install Server Upgrade Server G2 G3 G4 Move Server
    19. 19. <ul><li>Separate SKUs for c7000 and c3000 enclosures </li></ul><ul><li>Software included on Insight Control media v2.30 and higher. Delivered with c-Class enclosures and downloadable as ISO from HP.com </li></ul><ul><li>All licenses include 1yr technical support and updates </li></ul>VCEM license options SKU # Description 459864-B21 HP VCEM BL-c7000 Nm 1-encl LIC 459865-B21 HP VCEM BL-c7000 Nm Flex Qty Encl LIC 459866-B21 HP VCEM BL-c7000 Nm Tracking Encl LIC T9094AAE HP VCEM BL-c7000 Encl E-LTU 24x7 Support (NA Only) 459867-B21 HP VCEM BL-c3000 Nm 1-encl LIC 459868-B21 HP VCEM BL-c3000 Nm Flex Qty Encl LIC 459869-B21 HP VCEM BL-c3000 Nm Tracking Encl LIC T9095AAE HP VCEM BL-c3000 Encl E-LTU 24x7 Support (NA Only)
    20. 20. <ul><li>Learn more about Virtual Connect technology www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/virtualconnect </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager www.hp.com/go/vcem </li></ul>Additional resources

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