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Deploying a 100,000 user SharePoint                farm on FlexPodVadiraja BhattPerformance Architect, DC Solutions Engine...
• SharePoint Basic Concept• SharePoint 2010 Characteristics• Deploying a 100,000 user SharePoint farm on FlexPod• Solution...
WFE Server                                                                               Application server               ...
Application -Tier  Web Front End -Tier                                                                                    ...
•              Published March 2012         •              100,000 seats environment with 10% concurrency         •       ...
Cisco Validated Designs                        Unified Platform          • Making a move to SharePoint 2010 on Cisco UCS i...
Benefits                                                           •   Low-risk standardized shared infrastructure support...
Cisco ® UCS Platform                                   VMware vSphere                                                     ...
• 1 x Cisco UCS                                                          FlexPod Deployment       5108 Chassis            ...
Highly Available SharePoint                                                                                               ...
Single Large 64 bit Aggregate configured with RiadDP.   •        NetApp FAS3270A                                Single lar...
Cisco VM-FEX with vMotion(A.K.A Universal pass through switching /Direct path i/o)  Enhance performance by VM-FEX         ...
• Collaboration & Workflow both                                                           1.      client & Web-based      ...
100K User Seat Deployment on Cisco UCSCPU utilization Average RPS achieved – 560 request/second, for multiple user load wi...
© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.   Cisco Confidential   15
•   Unified Fabric simplifies SharePoint infrastructure while delivering scalability.                                     ...
 Each user was targeted with a utilization of 60 requests per hour.     Request Per Second -The number of received reque...
Cisco UCS: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns944/index.html Cisco CVD FlexPod for VMware -100K user seat http://www.cisc...
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  1. 1. Deploying a 100,000 user SharePoint farm on FlexPodVadiraja BhattPerformance Architect, DC Solutions Engineering and Ecosystem© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1
  2. 2. • SharePoint Basic Concept• SharePoint 2010 Characteristics• Deploying a 100,000 user SharePoint farm on FlexPod• Solution Overview• FlexPod for VMware Components• Solution Summary• References© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 2
  3. 3. WFE Server Application server SQL - Database server Clustered or Mirrored© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 3
  4. 4. Application -Tier Web Front End -Tier Service Application CPU Load Memory LoadService Application CPU Load Memory LoadSharePoint Foundation SharePoint Foundation Service None None High HighService Central Administration Service Medium MediumTimer Service Very High Very HighLogging Service Very High Very High Timer Service Very High Very HighWorkflow Capabilities High High Logging Service None None User Profile Service Very High Very High Word Viewing Service High High Database Tier Service Application CPU Load I/O Load Storage SharePoint Foundation Service Very High High High Timer Service None None None Logging Service Very High High High User Profile Service High High Very High Word Viewing Service None None None Workflow Capabilities None None None © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 4
  5. 5. • Published March 2012 • 100,000 seats environment with 10% concurrency • Design considerations – compute/network/storage • Performance Study© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 5
  6. 6. Cisco Validated Designs Unified Platform • Making a move to SharePoint 2010 on Cisco UCS is easier • Cisco provides all the components needed for the Microsoft and less risky. SharePoint farm • Provides confidence via a tested and validated reference • Controls the server, storage, and network infrastructure architecture for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 through a single, cohesive management system© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 6
  7. 7. Benefits • Low-risk standardized shared infrastructure supporting a wide range of environments: scale out or scale out based on needs • Highest possible DC efficiency Features • Performance-matched stack • Step-by-step deployment guides • Solutions guide for multiple environments • Multiple classes of compute and storage supported in a single FlexPod • Centralized management: NetApp OnCommand and Cisco UCS™ Manager • Ideal foundation for virtualized applications…including MS SharePoint 2010© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 7 7
  8. 8. Cisco ® UCS Platform VMware vSphere NetApp FAS and Unified Fabric • Industry’s Leading Server Virtualization • High-Density Virtualization and • Storage Efficiency Guaranteed Technology Computing • RAID-DP and Deduplication • VMware vMotion and Storage vMotion • Consolidate Wiring • Thin Provisioning • VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler • 10 GE Unified and Virtualized Fabric • Space-Efficient Clones • Resource Pooling • Resource Pooling • Thin Replication • Resource Pooling Each vendor brings Powerful technologies that jointly drive data center efficiency and flexibility.© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 8 8
  9. 9. • 1 x Cisco UCS FlexPod Deployment 5108 Chassis NetAPP 3270 A NetAPP 3270 B • 2 x Cisco UCS • 2248 Fabric Extenders vPC vPC • 2 x Cisco UCS 6248 up Fabric interconnects Nexus 5548up Nexus 5548up • 2 x Nexus 5548 up vPC vPC • FAS 3270 HA Pair FI 6248 FI 6248 • 3 x DS4243 disk Shelfs IOM Links IOM Links Chassis 5108 FC Ethernet© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 9
  10. 10. Highly Available SharePoint ESX Deployment farm • VMware Datacenter provisioned with Virtual NetApp FAS 3270 servers -HA / DRS SharePoint 2010 SP1 configured Web Front End/App/DB Tier 10GE ESX 1 VM VM VM SharePoint environment: Vmware vCenter • WFE - configured with NLB B200 M2 – ESX 1 ESX 2 VM VM VM • Application server –Multiple 10GE B200 M2 – ESX 2 Application Servers ESX 3 VM VM VM • SQL servers - Mirrored HA B200 M2 – ESX 3 DRS ESX 4 VM VM witness server B200 M2 – ESX 4 NetApp FAS 3270 B200 M2 – ESX 4 ESX 4 VM VM ESX VMFS RDM CIFS NFS SAN DataStore LUN’s Share BOOT LUN’s LUN’s VM Windows 2008 R2 Web Front vol vol vol vol vol vSphere End VM Windows 2008 R2 Web Application Server Aggregate 64-bit Windows 2008 R2 SQL 2008 VM R2 Windows 2008 R2 SQL Mirror FAS-3270 A FAS-3270 B VM Witness Server FlexPod constitutes various technologies mainly, Cisco Unified Computing System, VMware vSphere 5.0 and NetApp Storage Technologies together to form a highly reliable, robust and a virtualized solution for SharePoint 2010.© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 10
  11. 11. Single Large 64 bit Aggregate configured with RiadDP. • NetApp FAS3270A Single large aggregate may maximize performance for the SharePoint data. • 3 x DS4243 disk shelf RDM-LUN RDM-LUN RDM-LUN RDM-LUN DB MDF DB TLog DB MDF DB TLog OS OS OS OS OS (2500 GB) (1000 GB) (2500 GB) (1000 GB) • (10 GB) (10 GB) (10 GB) (10 GB) (10 GB) 600GB 15k rpm VMFS LUN SAS disks (1500 GB) • Single large 64 Aggregate • Boot LUNs for the FlexVol FlexVol FlexVol FlexVol Mirrored 5 ESX hosts Database (4 TB) Database (4 TB) CIFS (400 GB) OS Boot (100 GB) FlexVol FlexVol NFS Vol 0 • (480 GB) NFS datastore hosts (2 TB) the ESX vmdk files . SAS Drives 15K RPM • FC/VMFS LUNs with RDMs attached to database VM’s to store MDF and Tlogs Files Aggregate (64 bit)© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 11
  12. 12. Cisco VM-FEX with vMotion(A.K.A Universal pass through switching /Direct path i/o) Enhance performance by VM-FEX In test vMotion took 27 sec to move a VM of 200 Gb between the ESX Hosts VNIC VM VM VM VETH Hypervisor Hypervisor UCS VIC UCS VIC UCS Server UCS Server Port Profiles VC Deploys VMs with port Defined in UCSM groups VM WEB Apps UCS 6200 Application vCenter UCSM exports Port Profiles to VC DB© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Compliance Confidential Cisco 12
  13. 13. • Collaboration & Workflow both 1. client & Web-based 2.• Enterprise Social Networking• Enterprise Content Management (ECM)• Web Content Management (WCM)• Discovery (Search)© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 13
  14. 14. 100K User Seat Deployment on Cisco UCSCPU utilization Average RPS achieved – 560 request/second, for multiple user load with anUsers Vs Request Per Secondaverage for 60 request/hour/user Maximum RPS was around 800 request/secondEach user targeted with 60 RPH• Avg Req/sec – 560 req/sec• Max Req/sec – 800 req/secWeb Front End• • 8 Linear growth of CPU utilization with increased concurrent users. x WFE deployed WFE Server %Processor Time 100• Each WFE configured with 4vCPU & up the user load with an Graph shows the possibility to further scale 16 Gb memory 50 ensured stable server performance.• Linear growth of CPU utilization with increased 0 • Smooth performance of the Virtual servers on Cisco UCS servers Users 400 1200 1600 2000 2400 3200 4000 4400 concurrent the request per second scale ascending linearly with the users 4600 5000 5400 6200 6600 7000 7400 B200 M2 as 7800 8600 9000 9400 9800• Max CPU without causing 60% for 10k the server user load utilization – much stress on users WFE1, Processor, % Processor Time, _Total WFE2, Processor, % Processor Time, _Total WFE3, Processor, % Processor Time, _Total © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 14
  15. 15. © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 15
  16. 16. • Unified Fabric simplifies SharePoint infrastructure while delivering scalability. • SharePoint servers, especially SQL Clusters, benefit from multiple Ethernet adapters for cluster communication, replication, and management. • Multiple HBA provide storage access path redundancy in conjunction with Microsoft MPIO. • Create server profiles to consistently manage server attributes for each SharePoint Server role in the farm Service Profiles and stateless blades allow consistent management for all server attributes for each SharePoint Server role. Ease of failover. Add Capacity. All SharePoint server roles can run in a virtual machine. Templates based Service profile for Dev/Staging /QA environmentMicrosoft hyper-v (R2 recommended) or VMware ESX supported (KB 897615)© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 16
  17. 17.  Each user was targeted with a utilization of 60 requests per hour.  Request Per Second -The number of received requests per second for several user loads (60 RPH) at the end of testing on average was ~560.  Pages Per second - SharePoint 2010 farm served on an average 332 pages per second.  Average Page Time - SharePoint 2010 average page time well below 1 sec.  Web Front End servers utilization was around ~60%.  Application server reached a bottleneck of 100% utilization.  At this ratio, the SQL database CPU was around 60% utilized.© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 17
  18. 18. Cisco UCS: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns944/index.html Cisco CVD FlexPod for VMware -100K user seat http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/UCS_CVDs/ucs_sharepoint2010_flexpod_vmware.ht ml Cisco CVD FlexPod for VMware -50K user Seat http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Data_Center/Virtualization/flexpod_vmware.html Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 on Cisco Unified Computing System Medium Farm Solution-Performance and Scalability Study http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns340/ns517/ns224/ns944/cisco_ucs_scalability_performance. pdf Cisco Nexus http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9441/Products_Sub_Category_Home.html Cisco Nexus 5000 http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus5000/sw/configuration/guide/cli/CLIConfigurationG uide.html© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 18
  19. 19. Thank you.

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