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  • KEY POINTS: By combining HP’s advanced management capabilities with VMware management software, customers get the best management suite for both physical and virtual environments. Independently, they will work but will not provide the full solution. With Systems Insight Manager (SIM), HP provides a best-in-class management platform for physical servers with strong add-on functionality for specific tasks. With VMware Virtual Center you get a best-in-class virtual management suite. But you don’t get the ability to manage and associate the virtual machines with the physical environment. Together SIM, Virtual Center and the ProLiant Essential Virtual Machine Manager give a unified view of the physical and virtual worlds and the tools to associate across both. Together the tools also give you the ability to actively manage workloads to optimize resources across multiple physical servers. These management tools bring the capabilities of an adaptive infrastructure to today’s data center. In addition, HP and VMware provide the technology to manage the migration of a variety of physical to virtual environments easily. Avitage Item ID: {{0866965B-8E51-4D54-8466-5D9AA88D0696}}

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  • HP ProLiant Essentials Virtual Machine Management Pack 3.6 Customer Presentation
  • April 2, 2010 Optimize your time and resources by unifying physical and virtual management
    • Part of HP Insight Control management
    • Extends HP Systems Insight Manager to manage virtual machines
    • Supports heterogeneous virtualization platforms
      • VMware
      • Microsoft
      • Citrix XenServer
    Virtual Machine Management Pack 3.6
  • What does VMM do?
    • Association of VM guests to host servers
    • VM control functions
      • Start, Stop, Pause, Suspend
    • VM recovery functions
      • Copy, Move, Back up, Template
    • Flexible move options
      • Initiate VMware VMotion
      • SAN fast moves (VMware only)
      • File-copy moves
    • Consolidated Event collection (VMware ESX and VirtualCenter)
    April 2, 2010 HP Confidential - HP Restricted
    • Failed Host recovery (VMware only)
    • Performance indicators for Host and VMs
      • Set thresholds and receive alerts for CPU, memory, and more
    • Predictive-failure actions – move VMs before hardware fails (VMware only)
    • Integration with VMware VirtualCenter
  • Predictive Failure Alert Handling April 2, 2010 Resource Pool
    • Monitored by HP SIM with VMM
    • Pre-failure alerts: fan failure, high temperature, disk errors, memory errors
    • VMware HA only has the ability to react to hardware failures and restart VMs
    • VMM can now enable VirtualCenter to react to a predictive failure by relocating VMs before hardware failure
    • Leveraging VMware DRS allows easy load-balancing of the relocated VMs
    Systems Insight Manager Virtual Machine Manager X Reduce downtime and improve your virtualization ROI! VMM is the only solution available with “out of the box” predictive failure actions and that leverages VMware DRS
  • What’s new in VMM 3.6?
    • Support for
      • Microsoft Hyper V
      • Xen on RHEL/SLES
      • New VMware ESX versions
      • Integrated Citrix XenServer 5.0
      • SIM 5.3
      • Linux CMS
      • SQL Server 2008
    April 2, 2010 HP Confidential - HP Restricted
  • HP and VMware management—why both?
    • Best in class physical server management – manage all servers, not just VM hosts
    • Unified physical and virtual server management – admins understand virtual context of servers they manage
    • Heterogeneous VM management – VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix
    • React automatically to predictive failures to reduce downtime
    • Collect events from ESX and VirtualCenter in HP SIM for a consolidated event console
    • Provide server admins with limited VM control without having to give access to full VirtualCenter console
    April 2, 2010 HP Confidential - HP Restricted Plus, with HP Insight Control, you get remote management, power management, and more!
  • Embedded Software Technical Support and Updates
    • One year 24 x 7 support and update service included with software license purchase with option to purchase extensions
    • Speedy access to trained technicians for rapid problem analysis and resolution
    • 3 levels of engineering support for complex error isolation and troubleshooting
    • Proactive notification and delivery of latest software updates
    • Software download or media based delivery
    • Single portal for access to contract status and update services
    April 2, 2010
  • Next steps
    • Visit www.hp.com/go/tryinsightcontrol to try Virtual Machine Management Pack
      • 60 day licenses available
    • Ordering VMM
      • Available standalone per host server
      • Available as part of Insight Control Environment
      • Available as part of VMware + Insight Control bundle from HP
    April 2, 2010