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  • 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
  • How to get started, how to buy, etc.
  • 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

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  • 1. ProLiant Virtual Platforms powered by Citrix XenServer HP confidential
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Citrix XenServer HP Select Edition
    • Simple & efficient management using HP ProLiant Virtual Console
      • First time wizard based setup with default options…just 10 Minutes to install and config of host
      • Quad screen view eases management of virtual machines
      • Simple local VM config and management
      • GUI based, no command line needed
    • Affordable
      • Low cost base hypervisor and enterprise upgrade
    • Architected to leverage ‘virtualization-ready’ processors
      • Leverages hardware-assist virtualization from Intel and AMD for optimal performance and prevent unsafe operations in virtualized environments
    • Support peace of mind
      • Microsoft has agreed to provide best effort to support their premier-level customers running Windows as a guest OS on Citrix XenServer products
    ProLiant Virtual Platforms with integrated XenServer HP Select Edition provides a simpler deployment and management environment for cost-saving server consolidation.
  • 4. Citrix XenServer v4.1 HP Select Edition
    • HP Select Edition base hypervisor
      • 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.
  • 5. Citrix XenServer Family * Prices for 2 CPU socket servers HP Select Edition has a feature set ‘between’ the Express and Standard Editions
    • Live Migration
    • Resource pools
    • $3000 per server
    • Multiple Servers
    • XenCenter UI
    • $900 per server
    • Single server
    • Free download
    Enterprise Edition Standard Edition Standard Edition Express Edition
  • 6. 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
  • 7. HP ProLiant Virtual Console
    • Designed as an out of box administration console for small virtualization environments
    • HP PVC is compatible with XenCenter management tools
        • Consistent management view whether changes to the environment are initiated from HP PVC or from XenCenter
  • 8. Configuration using ProLiant Virtual Console
    • Choose optional default settings for fastest installation and configuration
        • Accepting default settings results in a defined password and four virtual machines
          • Create 4 VMs
          • Set VM default size is 1 CPU with 256MB memory
          • Enable SNMP agents for the host ProLiant
          • Enable System Management Home Page for the host ProLiant
        • From here, the guest OS can be installed using several methods
          • HP RDP, local CD, iLO virtual media
    • Or choose optional custom config….
  • 9. Custom host configuration with ProLiant Virtual Console
    • Host configuration
      • Host configuration
        • Compatible with XenCenter management tools
      • Virtual machine configuration
        • Set password for the administrative account or create of additional access accounts
      • Network configuration
        • Configure initial and newly added network interfaces
        • Includes static vs. DHCP addressing, network masks and routing, and DNS and NTP configuration
      • Storage configuration
        • Configure additional storage into the host environment
        • Includes the configuration of the physical volumes, adding those volumes into a new volume group, etc.
  • 10. Custom VM configuration with ProLiant Virtual Console
    • Virtual machine configuration
      • Guest ‘storage’ config
        • Managing virtual disks (add, remove, set size)
      • Guest ‘network’ config
        • Manage virtual network interfaces assigned to guest VMs
        • Map vNIC to a host ‘network’
        • Optional QoS limit for vNIC
      • Guest console access
        • Via server KVM as well as iLO
      • Guest performance metrics and logging
        • CPU, memory, network I/O, disk I/O
  • 11. HP Server Support of Citrix XenServer
    • HP support for integrated HP Select Edition & Enterprise Edition
    • DL380 G5 (3/31)
    • BL460c G5 (3/31)
    • ML370 G5 (3/31)
    • ML350 G5 (3/31)
    • DL385 G5 (3/31)
    • BL685c G5 (3/31)
    • BL680c G5 (3/31)
    • DL580 G5 (3/31)
    • DL585 G5 (3/31)
    • BL465 G5 (3/31)
    • DL385 G5 (3/31)
    HP confidential
  • 12. Target applications
    • Server consolidation
      • Reduce capital expenditures by consolidation many physical servers onto one virtual system
    • Bring benefits of virtualization to Citrix implementations
      • Best way to virtualize Presentation Server
      • Delivers flexibility and consolidation to Presentation Server
    • Perfect for test and development environments
    • Optimized for 64bit applications
      • XenServer runs natively in 64bit
  • 13. Easy to scale from HP Select to Enterprise Edition
    • XenServer Enterprise Edition
    • Utilizes XenCenter (included) management console to manage multiple servers from the same console
    • Enterprise Edition & XenCenter join multiple physical servers into one logical pool
    • Resource pooling combined with a shared storage architecture allows for live migration of virtual machines
    • HP Select Edition
    • HP ProLiant Virtual Console provides management of individual servers
    • Use of XenCenter as a management console is optional
    • Virtual machines are not intended for live relocation to other servers
  • 14. Upgrade to Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition
      • An upgrade license key allows the HP Select Edition to join a resource pool.
      • Two ways to upgrade to Enterprise Edition from integrated HP Select Edition:
      • Upgrade at time of purchase
      • Or after purchase, simply apply a license key to upgrade the server
  • 15. Reference Configurations, HP Select Edition April 15, 2010 April 15, 2010 April 15, 2010 ML350 2P, up to 16GB memory
    • Local storage:
    • 8 drive bay capacity
    • Direct Attached
      • MSA 50: 10 drive bays
      • MSA 70: 25 drives bays
    • Network Attached
      • AiO1200: 12 drives bays
      • AiO 400: 4 drive bays
    DL380/385 2P, up to 32GB memory
    • Local storage:
    • 6 drive bay capacity
    • Sizing guidelines
    • 2-6 GB of memory per CPU core
    • 4-6 VMs per Core
    BL460/465c 2P, up to 32GB memory
    • Direct attached storage:
    • C3000 all-in-one blade enclosure with SB40c storage blade
    • 6 drive bays
    • Network attached storage:
    • Storageworks AiOB600c
    • 8 drive bays
  • 16. XenServer lifecycle management with HP SUM
      • HP Smart Update Manager integration
      • Same tool used to update system firmware
      • Entire image is replaced
      • Redundant patch environment
        • Target patch location is to USB key partition, which maintains existing image in case of failure
      • Patch can also be applied via Remote CLI
  • 17. HP ProLiant Essentials support Citrix XenServer
    • Virtual Machine Management Pack 3.5
    • Coming late March 2008
    • Extends HP Systems Insight Manager to manage VMs
      • Unified physical and virtual management
    • Heterogeneous VM control
      • Integrated HP Select Edition of Citrix XenServer
      • Citrix XenServer 4.0
      • VMware 3i, VI3, and Server
      • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 and 2005 R2
    • VM control functions
      • Start, Stop, Pause, Suspend, Copy, Move, Templates, Backups
    • Provides VM guest to host association in HP SIM for XenServer
    • Performance monitoring of VM guests and hosts
  • 18. HP Server Migration Pack supports XenServer
    • One tool supports physical and virtual migration needs
      • Physical to ProLiant (P2P)
      • Virtual to ProLiant (V2P)
      • Physical to Virtual (P2V)
      • Virtual to Virtual (V2V)
      • Supports VMs from VMware and Microsoft
    • Runs standalone or integrates with HP SIM
    • Supports concurrent migrations
    • Integrated hypervisor support for VMware 3i and Citrix XenServer coming in SMP Universal 3.5 in late March 2008
    The only server migration tool tailored specifically for HP ProLiant and HP BladeSystem
  • 19. HP offering
    • HP Select Edition 2P/4P;
    • 2) Two socket XenServer XenEnterprise;
    • 3) Four socket XenServer XenEnterprise;
    • 4) Two socket upgrade from HP Select Edition to XenEnterprise;
    • Note: All products above include HP ProLiant Virtual Console
    HP confidential
  • 20.