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Cisco UCS Mini Solutions

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Cisco UCS Mini Solutions

  1. 1. June 1, 2016 Cisco UCS Mini Solutions
  2. 2. Cisco UCS Mini Integrated Infrastructure
  3. 3. SmartStack with VMware vSphere 6.0 • Cisco UCS Mini • Nimble Storage CS300 Array • VMware vSphere 6.0 • Optional Nexus 9372 PX • Optional C-Series rack serves • Flexible configuration options • Adaptive Flash platform • In-line compression TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS Design CVD: http://cs.co/Mini-SmartStack-CVD Deployment CVD: http://cs.co/Mini-SmartStack-Deploy
  4. 4. SmartStack for VDI – VMware Horizon 6 View • Cisco UCS Mini • Nimble Storage CS300 Array • VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 & SQL Server 2012 • VMware Horizon 6 with View Composer • VMware Horizon 6 with View Connection server and administration console • Self-contained virtualization solution to host 350 desktops. • VMware Horizon 6 with View. • Showcases non-persistent linked clone-based virtual desktops and VMware Horizon RDSH TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS Cisco Nexus Switches Cisco 6324 FI Cisco 5108 Blade Chassis 4x B200 Servers Nimble Storage CS300 Array 10 GE AAG: http://cs.co/Mini-Nimble-SS-AAG Configuration Guide: http://cs.co/Mini-VD2
  5. 5. SmartStack for VDI – Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 Pooled Hosted Virtual Desktops Windows 7 with Office 2010 Hosted Shared Desktops Windows Server 2012 with Office 2010 • Cisco UCS Mini • Nimble Storage CS300 Array • VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 and vCenter 5.5 • Microsoft Active Directory domain controllers (optional) • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 • Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 • Citrix Provisioning Services 7.6 • Self-contained desktop virtualization solution for 500 desktops • Based on Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 • Uses non-persistent virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) desktops and remote desktop service (RDS) server desktops TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS AAG: http://cs.co/Mini-Nimble-SS-AAG Configuration Guide: http://cs.co/Mini-VD1
  6. 6. FlexPod Design Guide Overview Overview of the UCS Mini FlexPod CVDs Design Guide: http://cs.co/Mini-Flex-Design-Guide FlexPod Data Center with Cisco UCS Mini Direct Attached SAN Storage Design FlexPod Data Center with Cisco UCS Mini IP- Base Storage Design
  7. 7. FlexPod Express with Fibre Channel • Up to either 14 (Ethernet only) or 12 servers (FC & Ethernet) when fully scaled. • FAS 2552 supports maximum of 144 drives. • VMware 5.5 U 1 hypervisor • Direct FC connection between compute and storage – reduced cost & latency. • VM redundancy through Ethernet switches (vMotion). • UCS Central and/or UCS Director for remote management. UCS-Mini FAS 2552 Standard Switch Workload VMs VMware ESX Cluster Web ESX -Node1 to Node8 VM Management & Infrastructure VMs db App VM VM vCenter SQL db TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS Solution Brief: http://cs.co/Mini-Flex-SB CVD: http://cs.co/Mini-Flex-Express
  8. 8. FlexPod Data Center with Fibre Channel Nexus 9300 UCS-Mini FAS 2552 UCS C-Series UCS Ethernet Only UCS FC Direct Attached • Up to either 14 (Ethernet only) or 12 servers (FC & Ethernet) when fully scaled. • FAS 2552 supports maximum of 144 drives. • VMware 5.5 U1 hypervisor • Direct FC connection between compute and storage – reduced cost & latency. • VM redundancy through Ethernet switches (vMotion). • UCS Central and/or UCS Director for remote management. TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS Solution Brief: http://cs.co/Mini-Flex-SB CVD: http://cs.co/Mini-Flex-DC-VMware
  9. 9. FlexPod Express with iSCSI • UCS Mini • NetApp FAS 255x • Nexus 3524 • VMware 5.5 U2 hypervisor • iSCSI booted hosts • Ethernet storage only • Highly available design with Cisco Virtual PortChannels (vPCs) • Support for up to 14 servers TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS Solution Brief: http://cs.co/Mini-Flex-SB CVD: http://cs.co/Mini-Flex-Express-iSCSI
  10. 10. FlexPod Data Center with iSCSI • UCS Mini • NetApp FAS 255x • Nexus 9372PX • VMware 5.5 U2 hypervisor • iSCSI booted hosts • Ethernet storage only • Highly available design with Cisco Virtual PortChannels (vPCs) • Support for up to 14 servers TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS Solution Brief: http://cs.co/Mini-Flex-SB CVD: http://cs.co/Mini-Flex-DC-iSCSI
  11. 11. FlexPod Data Center with iSCSI • UCS Mini • NetApp FAS 255x • Nexus 9372PX • VMware 6 hypervisor • iSCSI booted hosts • Ethernet storage only • Highly available design with Cisco Virtual PortChannels (vPCs) • Support for up to 12 servers TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS CVD: http://cs.co/Mini-Flex-DC-IP-VM6
  12. 12. FlexPod Express – XenDesktop & vSphere • UCS Manager 3.0(2c) • UCS B200 M4 • NetApp FAS2552 • NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 • Nexus 9372 (standalone) • Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 • VMware vSphere 5.5 U2 • Up to 700 mixed use-case users • N+1 server fault tolerance • 10 RU solution • 100% virtualized solution TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS CVD: http://cs.co/Mini-Flex-Exp-Xen-vSphere
  13. 13. VersaStack with IP Storage • UCS Mini • IBM Storwize V5000 • Nexus 9372 or 9396 • VMware 5.5 U2 hypervisor • iSCSI SAN • Support for C-Series rack servers • IBM Thin-provisioning & Easy Tier TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS CVD: http://cs.co/Mini-VersaStack Nexus Switches UCS Mini with 6324 FIs Optional C-Series Rack Servers IBM Storwize V5000
  14. 14. VSPEX VMware Branch Office - 100 VMs • 4xB200 M3 blades, each with 256 GB memory • 2 blades for infrastructure VM’s • Sized for up to 100 reference VM workload • VMware 5.5 u 1 hypervisor • UCSM integrated with UCS Central for remote management • Scalable architecture with UCS Mini • Central management with UCS Central • File (NFS/CIFS) and Block (FC/iSCSI) on EMC VNXe 3200 storage Remote /Branch Office VM VM VM VM VM VM Workload VMs Management & Infrastructure VMs db App Web vCenter SQL db Node1 to Node8 VMware Cluster TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS Solution Brief: http://cs.co/Mini-BO-vSphere-SB CVD: http://cs.co/Mini-BO-vSphere
  15. 15. VSPEX Hyper-V Branch Office - 100 VMs • 4xB200 M3 blades, each with 256 GB memory • 2 blades for infrastructure VM’s • Sized for up to 100 reference VM workload • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V • UCSM integrated with UCS Central for remote management Remote /Branch Office VM VM VM VM VM VM Workload VMs Management & Infrastructure VMs db App Web SCVMM SQL db Node1 to Node8 Hyper-V Cluster • Scalable architecture with UCS Mini • Central management with UCS Central • File (NFS/CIFS) and Block (FC/iSCSI) on EMC VNXe 3200 storage TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES Solution Brief: http://cs.co/Mini-BO-HyperV-SB CVD: http://cs.co/Mini-BO-HyperV
  16. 16. FlashStack Mini • Cisco UCS Mini • Pure Storage Flash Array M10 • Up to 25TB of effective capacity in 3 RU • ~100,000 32K IOPS • 16Gb FC or 10Gb iSCSI TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS Solution Brief: http://cs.co/Mini-FlashStack
  17. 17. Business Applications
  18. 18. JD Edwards Solution Oracle DB Server VM Enterprise Server VM HTML Server VM Oracle VM Manager Enterprise Server VM HTML Server VM JDE Deployment Server Manager • Cisco UCS Mini • Nimble Storage CS300 • Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 • Oracle Database 11gR2 • Oracle Linux with un-breakable enterprise kernel (uek) • Oracle VM (with Oracle VM template for JD Edwards) • Highly reliable Oracle JD Edwards environment • 7-10x faster deployment time • Lower TCO – Oracle licenses based on vCPU (not total cores) • Supports 1200-1400 users TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS Solution Brief: http://cs.co/Mini-JDE-SB White Paper: http://cs.co/Mini-JDE
  19. 19. Nimble Storage SmartStack with Microsoft Applications Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V • Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Server • Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis • Cisco UCS 6324 Fabric Interconnect • Nimble Storage CS-Series storage array • Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash, eliminating the flash memory performance and capacity trade-off • Capability to scale storage performance and capacity independently and non- disruptively TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS AAG: http://cs.co/Mini-Nimble-SS-MS-Apps-AAG Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Server Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis Cisco UCS 6324 Fabric Interconnect Nimble Storage CS-Series storage array
  20. 20. VDI with C240 M4 and NVIDA GRID GPU Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V • Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Server • Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis • Cisco UCS 6324 Fabric Interconnect • Cisco UCS C240 M4 with NVIDIA GRID K1 or K2 • Accelerated high-performance and graphics-intensive applications for smaller environments • Cisco UCS Manager integration for management of the servers and GRID cards TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS White Paper: http://cs.co/Mini-C240-GRID Cisco UCS Mini with 6324 Fabric Interconnect C240 M4 with NVIDA GRID K1 or K2
  21. 21. SAP and HANA TDI Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V • B200 M3/M4 Blade Servers • C220/C240 M3/M4 Rack Servers • Cisco UCS 6324 Fabric Interconnect • Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Servers and Intel Xeon processor E5-2699v3 CPUs yields a SAP Application Performance Standard (SAPS) score of up to 689,872. TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS AAG: http://cs.co/Mini-SAP-AAG
  22. 22. Other Storage Solutions
  23. 23. StorMagic on Blades • Cisco UCS Mini • B200 M4 Blades • StorMagic SvSAN VSA • VMware vSphere TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS • Single addressable storage pool across multiple nodes • Simple, factory-preconfigured solution • Quick to deploy: designed with ROBO environments in mind • Centralized storage management across multisite deployments Solution Brief – http://cs.co/Mini-StorMagic-Blades Deployment Guide – http://cs.co/Mini-SvSAN-DG
  24. 24. Windows Storage Services Cisco UCS Mini Chassis Cisco UCS C240 M3 PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS PWR SYS CONSOLE UCS C240 M3 ! RAID 1 RAID 5 RAID 5 Cisco UCS C240 M3 (LSI Mega RAID) Storage Spaces Storage Pool Storage Pool Microsoft Windows File Server Hyper-V Cluster Cisco UCS B200 M3 SMB Highly Available VMs Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Windows 2012 R2 Storage Virtualization Layer Share1 Share2 FSShare2 • Cisco UCS Mini with B-200 M3 and C-240 M3 Servers • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V • Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Storage Virtualization • All read and cached data from the UCS- Mini / C240 M3 • Transactional data synchronized with Data Center TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS White Paper: http://cs.co/Mini-MS-Storage-Server
  25. 25. Software Defined Storage (SDS) • Cisco UCS Mini • SDS Software TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS • Eliminates downtime of business critical applications at the edge • Eliminates need for SAN and expensive shared storage • Enables management of sites from one central platform StorMagic C240 M3 White Paper – http://cs.co/Mini-StorMagic-WP
  26. 26. Where is all this stuff?
  27. 27. • UCS Mini product page http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/servers-unified-computing/ucs-mini/index.html • Box https://cisco.box.com/UCS-Mini-One-Stop-Shopping • Cisco Validated Design Program http://cisco.com/go/dcdesignzone • DCG https://dcg.cisco.com/ucs-pm-files/ucs-mini-overview Where is all this stuff?

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