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  1. 1. UCS Director Hawaii Technology Day – February 2015 John Lawrence Data Center Consulting Systems Engineer V04.0
  2. 2. 2 Go Fast, No Faster Automation critical for Cloud Infrastructure Transformation §  Generational forces driving transformation §  Internet-connected world è Instantaneous service delivery culture §  Expectation of instantaneous IT services §  Business values “faster” service delivery §  IT faces competition from alternative sources §  Yet, the business needs IT’s influential impact §  Automation delivers “faster” service delivery §  Promotes best practices and consistency Source: Gartner, 2014
  3. 3. 3 New Economics in Data Center Converged Infrastructures •  Converged Infrastructure Provides part of the solution Has direct impact on OpEx Indirect increase of CapEx •  Net Result – TCO IncreasesPower Cooling 60% Cost Reduction Application Performance 30% Faster Execution Infrastructure Costs 30% Cost Reduction Management and Automation Are Key
  4. 4. Cisco Data Center and Cloud Management UCSDIRECTOR UnifiedinfrastructureAutomationforcompute,storage,network–physical&virtual Heterogeneous & Integrated Infrastructure Single and multiple UCS domain management UCSMANAGER/ CENTRAL APIC Manages Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Nexus fabric PrimeServiceCatalog IAC VACS Nexus 1000V Network Service Containers
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  6. 6. 6 Manual Service Delivery Architect Design Where Can We Put It? Procure Install Configure Secure Is It Ready? Manual Capacity On-Demand Policy-Based Provisioning Built-In Governance Weeks à Days and Hours
  7. 7. 7 Administrators à Policy Makers à Automation Access configuration, VLAN, VSAN, Security, and Hardening Operating System Configuration OS Type, Patch Level, Settings Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions Unique service ID, Application revisions, and Storage settings Application resources: Server, Storage, Network Security, OS VI SME Storage SME Server SME Network SME Access configuration, VLAN, VSAN, Security, and Hardening Operating System Configuration OS Type, Patch Level, Settings Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions Access configuration, VLAN, VSAN, Security, and Hardening Operating System Configuration OS Type, Patch Level, Settings Access configuration, VLAN, VSAN, Security, and Hardening Operating System Configuration OS Type, Patch Level, Settings Access configuration, VLAN, VSAN, Security, and Hardening Operating System Configuration OS Type, Patch Level, Settings Subject matter experts define policies 1 Policies used to create Infrastructure 2 Pools, policies, templates Are used to Infrastructure from templates 3 Associating application profiles with fabric configures all needed application resources automatically 4
  8. 8. 8 Typical Manual Data Center Operations and Provisioning Challenges: •  Many groups •  Many man hours •  Many Human Interactions •  Manual steps Result: High latency Virtual Admins Network AdminsServer Admins Storage Admins Approvals Define Cost Models Setup VDC Add Users and Groups IT Planning Business Application Requirements Configure SAN Zoning Create UCS Service Profiles Create Network Policies Update Trunks Create VLANs Add VLAN to Service Profile Create VLAN Create Storage Resources (LUNs and Volumes) Configure Servers Bare metal Provisioning (PXE Boot with ESXi 4.1) Setup Servers UCS Blade Power On Create Storage Policy Map NetApp LUN Add vFilers to Group Create vFilers Create IP space Send Complete Notifications Register Host Node Weeks
  9. 9. 9 §  Radically streamlines provisioning & management of data center infrastructure services §  Infrastructure service delivery within minutes §  Drastically reduces data center complexity §  Cisco and multi-vendor support §  Enables IT to become more agile; consistent service delivery §  Allows IT to better align with the strategic and business requirements of an organization Cisco UCS Director Overview
  10. 10. 10 Unified Data Center Management OS and Virtual Machines Storage Network Compute Tenant B Tenant C Tenant A Virtualized and Bare-Metal Compute and Hypervisor B CA Network and Services VM VM Bare Metal Collaboration Apps End to End Automation and Lifecycle Management Dynamic Infrastructure for Applications •  Legacy Applications •  Dev/Test Sandbox •  Web Applications •  Business Critical •  Centralized management across virtual and physical •  Role-based access
  11. 11. 11 UCS Director Value UCS Director Acts as orchestra conductor across: compute, network, storage & virtualization Replaces manual management of each layer with automated workflows Removes silos from IT teams and IT resources IT manages data center resources as single “team” with unified management Across physical and virtual resources Unfettered IT admins can now focus on new services for business
  12. 12. 12 UCS Director: Multi-vendor Support Agility and Simplicity for Virtualized and Bare-Metal IT Services Centralized Lifecycle Management of Physical and Virtualization Infrastructure Virtual Infrastructure IT Admins IT OperationsEnd Users Physical InfrastructureUCS Nexus Open API for Integration Self Service Portal OS, VM, App Deployment Admin / End User Console Policy Manager Service Request Approvals Resource Pools Consumption Cost Model Metering / Utilization Cisco ASAv ISE Cisco VACS
  13. 13. 13 §  Abstraction of applications, hardware and software into programmable tasks §  Tasks used to create automated workflows §  API attached to task eliminating scripting §  Pre-validated, run immediately after creation §  Workflows published into service catalog §  Dynamic orchestration that keeps business moving §  No other vendor offers this capability How Does it Work? Workflow to provision VMWare Virtual Machine using ISO Image
  14. 14. 14 Automate Service Delivery Architect Design Where Can We Put It? Procure Install Configure Secure Is It Ready? Manual Capacity On-Demand Policy-Based Provisioning Adaptive From Weeks to Minutes Automated Self-Service Provisioning
  15. 15. 15 Transform Manual to Self-Service Delivery Self-Service •  What to offer •  How to deliver •  Who’s using what? Manual Resource Request Automated Resource Request Automation delivers: ü  Speed ü  Consistency Network Compute Storage I Need Stuff
  16. 16. 16 Administrator’s Dashboard •  Rapid configuration and monitoring •  Customizable view •  Quick status across critical components
  17. 17. 17 Utilization Reports VM Count by Group 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 Default Group DEMO-Group NumberofVMs <20% 20%-40% 40%-60% 60%-80% 80%-100% VM Utilization % by Group 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 Default Group DEMO-Group NumberofVMs Inactive VMs Active VMs
  18. 18. 18 UCS Director Unified Automation and Management §  Manages globally distributed data centers §  Drill down capabilities reduces time for IT admin/ops
  19. 19. 19 Drag ‘n Drop Workflow Creation
  20. 20. 20 Manage Mixed Container Environments ACI Nexus 9500 Nexus 9500 & 9300 The image cannot be display ed. Your comput er may not have enough memor y to open the image, or the Nexus 5K, 3K, 2K Nexus 6K & 7K NEXUS-OS COMPUTE The image cannot be displayed. Your computer may not have enough memory to open the image, or the image may have been corrupted. Restart your computer, and then L4-7 SERVICES The image canno t be displa The image cannot be displayed. Your STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION The image cannot be displayed. Your computer may not have enough memory to open the image, or The image cannot be displayed UCS Director REST API
  21. 21. 21 §  Application Containers span Physical & Virtual Infrastructure §  Automation for ACI-based and Nexus 1000V-based fabrics §  Automates Application Provisioning with security and performance Ø  Supports Secure, Multi-Tiered Application provisioning Ø  Combine Bare-Metal OS and Virtualized infrastructure for optimal Application performance §  Relieves IT staff of manual infrastructure provisioning for application workloads Application-Aware Containers Accelerate Infrastructure Provisioning for Applications
  22. 22. 22 VACS – Deploy Multi-Tenant architectures in clicks Container A Container B VMware vSphere Microsoft HyperV Cisco VACS Orchestration (UCS Director) 1.  Automation & Agility through UCS Director as the management plane: •  Container Templates, No CLI experience •  Simplified Install and Configuration of : §  Virtual Fabric – Nexus 1000V §  Virtual Routing – CSR 1000V §  Virtual Security – Virtual Security Gateway & CSR 1000V 2.  Multi Hypervisor support – vSphere & Hyper-V (P2) 3.  Easy to create and deploy Virtual Network Containers §  Deploy Network Container with less than 6 logical questions 4.  Unified Licensing - Single License for all virtual components VM   VM   VM   VM   Cisco VACS Cisco VACS
  23. 23. 23 VACS is Built On Proven technology Automate the provisioning of virtual Secure Container through Cisco UCS Director Enable Virtual Networking (L2) through Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch – Nexus OS feature rich Enable Virtual Firewall through Cisco Virtual Security Gateway & Cisco Cloud Services Router Enable Virtual L3 Networking through Cisco Cloud Services Router – Cisco IOS feature rich ü Nexus 1000V shipping for 5 years with 8000 customers ü Flag ship Cisco IOS software is the most widely leveraged network infrastructure software in the world
  24. 24. 24 © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public “Out of the Box” Compliant VACS Containers “Out of the Box” VACS Containers: 1.  3-Tier App Container 2.  3-Tier App Container w/ Ext Access 3.  Custom Container Note: Customer is not provisioning N1KV, VSG or CSR. VACS backend will take care of the details
  25. 25. 25 Current Complexity to create virtual logical separation VACS provides the compliant containers in few clicks! Masks all the complexity from the user
  26. 26. 26 Extend the Ease of Doing Business further into the DC Unique Value Prop only provided by Cisco Container A Container B VMware vSphere Microsoft HyperV Cisco UCS Director Cisco Solution Provides: ü  Provision Virtual and Physical Infrastructure ü  Regulatory Compliant VACS containers ü  vSphere & HyperV Support ü  Easily and Quickly provision workloadsCisco VACS Cisco VACS
  27. 27. 27 §  APIC delivers automated network services designed for each application §  UCSD binds network services with compute, storage & virtualization §  Simple-to-use wizards establish policies across all layers §  Infrastructure containers delivered from single API, on-demand §  Accelerated deployment of infrastructure supporting applications UCS Director & APIC CISCO APIC Application Network Profile
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  29. 29. 29 L4-L7Services Server Load Balancer Application Infra. provisioning with UCS-Director : 100% VMs Tenant Self- Service User 1 Select App Catalog Pushes App Profile UCS Director ACI Fabric UCS Director APIC Application Network Profile Application Profile Compute Network Storage L/B APP DBF/W L/B WEB Storage Storage The The T App DBWeb Automation of APIC and UCS with UCS Director Infrastructure Provisioning for Applications : 100% Virtual (VM’s)
  30. 30. 30 L4-L7Services Server Load Balancer Tenant Self- Service User 1 Select App Catalog Pushes App Profile UCS Director ACI Fabric UCS Director Deploy App Network Virtualization Admin vCenter Publish VI Network Profile Database Tier Application tier Web tier 3 VLAN to BD/EPG & FI Topology 5 Update FI/ SP’s UCSM Update SP’s Application Network Profile Virtual Infrastructure APP Port Profile/ Group Web Port Profile/ Group Database Port Profile/ Group Discover VI Network Automation of APIC and UCS with UCS Director Infrastructure Provisioning for Applications : 100% Virtual (VM’s) Security/QoS Policies Security/QoS Policies DB End Point Group APP End Point Group WEB End Point Group Application Network Profile
  31. 31. 31 L4-L7Services Server Load Balancer UCS Director brings together APIC and UCS Application Infra. provisioning with UCS-Director : 100% VMs Tenant Self- Service User 1 Select App Catalog Pushes App Profile UCS Director ACI Fabric UCS Director Security/QoS Policies Security/QoS Policies DB End Point Group APP End Point Group WEB End Point Group Application Network Profile Deploy App Network Virtualization Admin vCenter Publish VI Network Profile Database Tier Application tier Web tier 3 VLAN to BD/EPG & FI Topology 5 Update FI/ SP’s UCSM Update SP’s Application Network Profile Virtual Infrastructure APP Port Profile/ Group Web Port Profile/ Group Database Port Profile/ Group Discover VI Network 8Deploy Application L/B APP DBF/W L/B WEB Infrastructure Provisioning for Applications : 100% Virtual (VM’s) Automation of APIC and UCS with UCS Director
  32. 32. 32 Automates infrastructure for multi-site application deployment §  Supports VMWare Site Recovery Manager §  Protects virtualized applications for DR Automates single-site and multi-site application data availability §  EMC VPLEX – Local & Metro Automates application data protection & backup §  EMC Recover Point Automate Infrastructure for HA and DR Protect critical IT applications through automation
  33. 33. 33 Advanced High Availability Capabilities… ü  Business Critical → Mission Critical (99.995%) support Advanced Multi-Tenancy “Out of the Box”… ü  End to end tenant management VMDC Certified Solution …Think CVD’s, Think Security, Think Scale ü  Out of the box support for VMDC Solutions (Virtualized Multiservice Data Center) “Better Together” IaaS with UCS Director … ü  UCSD adapter + out of the box storage automation Hybrid Cloud management … ü  Multi cloud management across UCSD, vCenter, vCloud, AWS and OpenStack PaaS ü  Solution accelerator enabling “Stack” blueprints with embedded Chef/Puppet support ITaaS Business Portal and Service Catalog … ü  Next generation user interface, extensible across all IT services UCSD and IAC Highlights
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  35. 35. Thank you. For more information please visit: www.cisco.com/go/ucsdirector

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