Virtual Ports Requirements and Third party hardware Russell Taddiken
Agenda <ul><li>Reserve Ports and Virtual Ports </li></ul><ul><li>Personalities </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><u...
Reserve Port / Virtual Port <ul><li>Reserved Ports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We deliver the needed functionality </li></ul></u...
Advantages <ul><li>Legacy Mode Can still run in legacy mode for FC/iSCSI or both </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced Cost </li></ul>...
Impact of Virtual Port Primary 1 Reserve 2 Primary 2 Reserve 1 IPC New  Primary 1 Primary 2 Primary 1 IPC New Primary 2 AN...
Abstract Transport Layer <ul><li>Ports:  interface to physical ports on the controller  </li></ul><ul><li>Personality:  re...
iSCSI Personalities single
iSCSI Personalities dual
Port Manager <ul><li>Port Manager:  The entity in charge of attaching Personalities to Ports.  Personality will move in th...
Server Visibility Port Group (SVG) <ul><li>Server Visibility port Group:  similar to the “fault domain” concept, but more ...
Requirements <ul><li>I/O Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Must use Qlogic 24xx cards as front-end ports </li></ul><ul><li>Must conf...
Interface
Third Party Hardware <ul><li>Customers do not want to manage multiple vendors for their storage environment </li></ul><ul>...
Switch Strategy – Complete Support <ul><li>Cisco – primary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides scalable fabric product  </li></...
QLogic Industry-Leading Host Bus Adapters <ul><li>Fibre Channel HBAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Port </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Emulex Industry-Leading Host Bus Adapters <ul><li>Fibre Channel HBAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Port </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Port level Failover Demo <ul><li>View the interface New mode upgrade Configure ports legacy/new mode </li></ul><ul><li>Con...
<ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul></ul></ul>
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    1. 1. Virtual Ports Requirements and Third party hardware Russell Taddiken
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Reserve Ports and Virtual Ports </li></ul><ul><li>Personalities </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Demo of port level failover </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    3. 3. Reserve Port / Virtual Port <ul><li>Reserved Ports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We deliver the needed functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negative impact on cost or bandwidth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New NPIV Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>N_Port ID Virtualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows multiple N_Port IDs to share a single </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>physical N_Port </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost reduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New configuration capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved bandwidth </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Advantages <ul><li>Legacy Mode Can still run in legacy mode for FC/iSCSI or both </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced Cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can deliver redundancy on 2 controllers with only 2 HBAs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased Port Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each unused front end port can be used as a back end port </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to add more bandwidth to front end or back end </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Impact of Virtual Port Primary 1 Reserve 2 Primary 2 Reserve 1 IPC New Primary 1 Primary 2 Primary 1 IPC New Primary 2 AND 1 IPC
    6. 6. Abstract Transport Layer <ul><li>Ports: interface to physical ports on the controller </li></ul><ul><li>Personality: refers to an identity (such as a WWN) and information about how that identity behaves. </li></ul><ul><li>Local Personality: personality that is attached to front-end Port and can move to different ports. </li></ul><ul><li>Boot Personality: personalities always stay attached to the same port </li></ul><ul><li>Control Personality: Uses “iSCSI redirection” to redirect server logins to different ports. This has the advantage that a server can be configured with only one IP address, that of the Control Personality, and still have access to all ports through redirection. </li></ul>
    7. 7. iSCSI Personalities single
    8. 8. iSCSI Personalities dual
    9. 9. Port Manager <ul><li>Port Manager: The entity in charge of attaching Personalities to Ports. Personality will move in the follow cases: </li></ul><ul><li>Failover: When a controller fails, move personalities to the other controller. </li></ul><ul><li>Revert: When a revert is run, move personalities back to their original spots. </li></ul><ul><li>Port Failover : When a port fails, move personalities to a new Port. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Server Visibility Port Group (SVG) <ul><li>Server Visibility port Group: similar to the “fault domain” concept, but more flexible. </li></ul><ul><li>For a Local Personality seen by a Server, it is attached only to Ports the Server can see </li></ul><ul><li>Notice that a Port can be in more than one SVG. (Not currently in the GUI.) </li></ul><ul><li>User preferred port attributes allows further control over which Ports the Local Personality will be on. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Requirements <ul><li>I/O Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Must use Qlogic 24xx cards as front-end ports </li></ul><ul><li>Must configure front-end ports to use Multi-ID firmware </li></ul><ul><li>Front-end ports must be up and connected to NPIV supported switch ports during conversion to new mode or when configuring a port as a front-end port when operating in new mode </li></ul><ul><li>Fibre Channel Switch </li></ul><ul><li>Must use qualified vendor switch types running recommended switch firmware </li></ul><ul><li>Storage Center ports on the switch must support point-to-point connection types </li></ul><ul><li>Fabric zoning changes (if necessary) must be made to include the new WWNs created as the base ports for all front-end ports </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>Direct server connections are not supported in new mode </li></ul><ul><li>Cases where persistent FCID feature is required is not supported in new mode </li></ul>
    12. 12. Interface
    13. 13. Third Party Hardware <ul><li>Customers do not want to manage multiple vendors for their storage environment </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing who to call for support for each product within their storage fabric </li></ul><ul><li>Compatibility between server-side host bus adaptors and storage controllers </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring that the complete storage solution has been tested for interoperability </li></ul>
    14. 14. Switch Strategy – Complete Support <ul><li>Cisco – primary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides scalable fabric product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage Cisco-owned spares </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maintain interoperability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>QLogic - Addresses lower end customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brocade - Market share leader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McData - Existing install base </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. QLogic Industry-Leading Host Bus Adapters <ul><li>Fibre Channel HBAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HB-2460X, HB-2460E </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual Port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HB-2462X, HB-2462E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iSCSI HBAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HB-4050X, HB-4060E </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual Port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HB-4052X, HB-4062E </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Emulex Industry-Leading Host Bus Adapters <ul><li>Fibre Channel HBAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HB-11000X, HB-11000E </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual Port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HB-11002X, HB-11002E </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Port level Failover Demo <ul><li>View the interface New mode upgrade Configure ports legacy/new mode </li></ul><ul><li>Configure a volume in new mode </li></ul><ul><li>Create some I/O </li></ul><ul><li>Failover port </li></ul><ul><li>Recover to original port </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul></ul></ul>

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