ProLiant Virtual Console accesses and manages virtual machines Local (1:1) or remote management VM deployment via local or iLO virtual CD no need to install additional software to administer the server or virtual machines optional default settings means server and VMs are configured in minutes GUI interface, no command line required
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HP PVC runs as the console for DOM0 for the lifetime of the XenServer integrated hypervisor hypervisor.
Can also use any templates present from HP
Performance Windows Operating Systems High Speed XenServer Network and Disk Drivers 2-6% overhead vs. running on bare metal hardware Linux Operating Systems Fully Paravirtualized Kernel 2-4% overhead vs. running on bare metal hardware Large Workload Support 64b architecture supports 32b and 64b VMs Large Memory Support 128 GB Physical Memory Up to 32 GB Per VM
Use of Enterprise Edition and XenCenter allows for tighter resource control: VMs can be prioritized
DL380 – need SAS to achieve 8 drives, less with SATA ML370 – need second controller and optional drive cage to get to 16 Direct Attached – requires additional controller, amount of storage depends on which MSA selected, recommend MSA 60 or MSA 70 Network –Server can be configured using iSCSI, NFS, or a Windows share to create storage on the network. ISO images for installation can be on NFS or Windows Shares, VM configurations and disk files can be on iSCSI or NFS shares. If running Enterprise version, then Resource Pools can be created using shared storage NOTE: Amount of memory allocated to VMs cannot exceed amount of physical memory in server – add 1GB to allow for memory constraints These recommendations are rough guidelines, what can be supported is dependent on the application running in each VM DL380 with a single dual-core CPU would need a minimum of 13 GB of memory to support 12 VMs. A fully loaded DL380 with 2 dual core CPUs and 32 GB of memory could support 24 VMs NOTE: figure how many CPU cores, then determine memory, then determine how many VMs can be supported These recommendations are rough guidelines, what can be supported is dependent on the application running in each VM
Available through software download or by purchasing Insight Control media kit Prices: $249 US list per X2ProLiant migration (P2ProLiant or V2ProLiant) $109 US list per X2V migration (P2V and V2V) Supports any x86 server as source server Supports VMs from VMware and Microsoft Planned future support for integrated hypervisors from HP (VMware ESX 3i and XenServer) in March 2008
ProLiant Virtual Platforms powered by Citrix XenServer HP confidential
Citrix XenServer Citrix XenServer offers a high performance, scalable platform for Windows and Linux server virtualization. XenServer delivers an open, proven and supported solution for server virtualization.
XenServer hypervisor and HP ProLiant Virtual Console delivered on a USB key installed in internal USB port
Unlimited virtual machines supported
No memory limitations
Sold factory installed or as a stand alone option
1:1 host management via HP ProLiant Virtual Console (local or remote)
Additional HP capabilities
ProLiant Virtual Console accesses and manages virtual machines
Integrated into HP firmware tool: HP System Update Manager
Preinstalled HP Systems Insight Manager agents
HP confidential Internal USB Port ProLiant Virtual Platforms powered by XenServer provides a simpler deployment and management environment for cost-saving server consolidation.
Citrix XenServer Family * Prices for 2 CPU socket servers HP Select Edition has a feature set ‘between’ the Express and Standard Editions
$3000 per server
$900 per server
Enterprise Edition Standard Edition Standard Edition Express Edition
XenServer offerings integrated in HP Virtual Platforms integrated in HP Virtual Platforms Up to 4 No License Limit No License Limit Single Server, managed via HP ProLiant Virtual Console HP Select Express Standard Enterprise Admin Model Single Server Multi-Server Multi-Server Concurrent VMs 4 No License Limit No License Limit Physical RAM 4GB No License Limit No License Limit Physical CPUs Dual Socket No License Limit No License Limit VLAN Yes Yes Shared Storage & Resource Pools Yes XenMotion Yes