Enterprise X-Architecture 5 th  Generation And VMware® Virtualization Solutions Martin Comeau – IBM Canada [email_address]
Challenges & Solutions
Memory Capacity <ul><li>Buy what you need when you need it </li></ul><ul><li>License Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Ex...
Turning “opportunity” into results Building on industry standards with unique innovation <ul><li>The broadest portfolio of...
IBM eX5 Architectures with VMware vSphere  G et the MAX from your Virtualization Investment <ul><li>Utilize leadership vir...
VMware and IBM: Joint Innovation and Partnership <ul><li>Innovation driven by </li></ul><ul><li>R&D collaboration </li></u...
eX5 Systems Overview
<ul><li>Maximize Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Over  5x more   memory  in 2 sockets than  current x86 (Intel ®  Xeon ®  5500 Se...
eX5 leadership for an evolving marketplace with increasing demands 1 st  Gen:  First x86 server with scalable 16 processor...
eX5 Portfolio — Systems for a Smarter Planet  Broad coverage for most enterprise applications, server consolidation, virtu...
IBM System x3850 X5 Flagship System x platform for leadership scalable performance and capacity Versatile 4-socket, 4U rac...
(2x) 1975W Rear Access  Hot Swap, Redundant P/S (4x) Intel Xeon CPU’s (8x) Memory Cards for 64 DIMMs –  8 1066MHz DDR3 DIM...
IBM System x3690 X5 Industry’s first high end scalable 2-socket for maximum memory and performance High-end 2-socket, 2U s...
(1x) x16 (full height, full length  or (2x) x8 (1 full size, 1 full height / half length)  (2x) PCIe x8 Low Profile (4x) N...
IBM BladeCenter HX5 Scalable high end blade for high density compute and memory capacity Scalable blade server enables sta...
HX5 – 2- & 4-Socket Blade Top view of 4-socket system shown 2x Intel Xeon EX CPUs 2x IO Expansion Slots (1x CIOv + 1x CFFh...
MAX5: Memory Access for eX5 <ul><li>Take your system to the MAX with  MAX5 </li></ul><ul><li>MAX  memory capacity </li></u...
MAX5 for x3690 X5 and x3850 X5 Memory Buffers QPI Ports EXA Ports Firehawk Chipset 32 Memory DIMMs <ul><li>QPI attaches to...
MAX5 for HX5 24x VLP DDR3 memory 6x memory buffers <ul><li>HX5+MAX5 Configurations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2S, 40D, 8 I/O po...
eX5 Rack System Configurations x3690 X5 (2S 32 DIMM) x3850 X5 (4S 64 DIMM) Base  Systems Memory  Enhanced x3690 X5 w/ MAX5...
<ul><li>Never before seen levels of scaling… </li></ul><ul><li>2-socket, 30mm building block </li></ul><ul><li>2-socket  ...
eX5 virtualization optimized models <ul><li>MAX5 expansion for up to a 512GB of added memory </li></ul><ul><li>Large quant...
IBM publishes leadership 4-processor, 32-core result on VMware’s VMmark virtualization benchmark <ul><li>IBM System x3850 ...
eXFlash — Maximum internal storage performance  <ul><li>Maximize performance </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 200x performance incr...
eXFlash reduces database costs by up to 97% with same IOPs Up to 240K IOPs & 1.6 TB per eXFlash x3850 X5 with eXFlash Comp...
Virtual Fabric Adapters Customer Impact Blade CFFh Integrated PCIe Option Three Virtual Fabric Adapters to Choose From *iS...
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Featuring eX5, the 5th generation of enterprise X-Architecture® from IBM, and based on the new Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series and Intel Xeon processor 6500 series, these new systems radically expand the capabilities of the x86 platform, breaking through memory bottlenecks with exceptional scalable performance and advanced reliability.

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  1. 1. Enterprise X-Architecture 5 th Generation And VMware® Virtualization Solutions Martin Comeau – IBM Canada [email_address]
  2. 2. Challenges & Solutions
  3. 3. Memory Capacity <ul><li>Buy what you need when you need it </li></ul><ul><li>License Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Expense </li></ul><ul><li>Energy and mgmt expenses </li></ul><ul><li>Fit more into the datacenter you have today </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce cost to qualify systems </li></ul>Do More With Less <ul><li>Speed time from deployment to production </li></ul><ul><li>Optimized performance for your workload needs </li></ul><ul><li>Get more out of the people, IT, and spending you have </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility to get the IT they need, the way you need it </li></ul>Simplify Difficult challenges create an opportunity for innovation Challenges with enterprise workloads Database, Virtualization, Transaction processing <ul><li>More virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Larger virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Bigger databases </li></ul><ul><li>Faster database performance </li></ul><ul><li>Greater server utilization </li></ul>
  4. 4. Turning “opportunity” into results Building on industry standards with unique innovation <ul><li>The broadest portfolio of flexible enterprise rack and blade systems </li></ul><ul><li>Lower entry points to enterprise technology </li></ul><ul><li>The most memory with unique expansion capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>The fastest integrated data access </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum flexibility with node partitioning </li></ul><ul><li>Optimized configurations for target workloads </li></ul>Innovation that uniquely meets client requirements
  5. 5. IBM eX5 Architectures with VMware vSphere G et the MAX from your Virtualization Investment <ul><li>Utilize leadership virtualization software and innovative hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize capital and operational costs - make virtualization the foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize virtual machines per system </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize your solution for your target workloads </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualize to consolidate, eliminate redundancy, improve control and agility </li></ul>Energize your Business with Flexible and Responsive IT
  6. 6. VMware and IBM: Joint Innovation and Partnership <ul><li>Innovation driven by </li></ul><ul><li>R&D collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative service offerings </li></ul><ul><li>End-to-end IBM solutions </li></ul><ul><li>IBM x86 Virtualization: </li></ul><ul><li>First VMware system vendor </li></ul><ul><li>First VMware joint development partner </li></ul><ul><li>First to offer comprehensive VMware support </li></ul><ul><li>First blade to include VMware </li></ul><ul><li>First demonstrated VMware embedded hypervisor </li></ul><ul><li>First VMware managed desktop offering </li></ul>
  7. 7. eX5 Systems Overview
  8. 8. <ul><li>Maximize Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Over 5x more memory in 2 sockets than current x86 (Intel ® Xeon ® 5500 Series) systems </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 8x more memory in 4 sockets than current x86 (Intel Xeon 5500 Series) systems </li></ul><ul><li>More memory delivers 60% more virtual machines for the same license cost </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize Cost </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 cost for $28K USD savings with Oracle database </li></ul><ul><li>Save over $1M USD in external database storage costs </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify Deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage IBM Lab Services experts to configure and install hardware and software </li></ul><ul><li>Workload Optimized solutions reduce deployment from months to days </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Systems Director provides automated image deployment and pre-configured server identity </li></ul>The next generation of x86 is here!!
  9. 9. eX5 leadership for an evolving marketplace with increasing demands 1 st Gen: First x86 server with scalable 16 processor design 2 nd Gen: First x86 server with 100 #1 Benchmarks 3 rd Gen: First x86 server with Hot-swap memory 4 th Gen: First x86 server to break 1 Million tpmC 5 th Gen: Breakthrough performance, ultimate flexibility, simpler management 2010 5th Generation 2003 2nd Generation 2005 3rd Generation 2007 4th Generation 2001 1st Generation
  10. 10. eX5 Portfolio — Systems for a Smarter Planet Broad coverage for most enterprise applications, server consolidation, virtualized workload enablement. 4U / 4-Way Scalable Powerful and scalable system allows some workloads to migrate onto 2-socket design that delivers enterprise computing in a dense package Demand for minimum footprint as well as integrated networking infrastructure has increased the growth of the blade form factor. BladeCenter HX5 System x3690 X5 Consolidation, virtualization, and database workloads being migrated off of proprietary hardware are demanding more addressability System x3850 X5
  11. 11. IBM System x3850 X5 Flagship System x platform for leadership scalable performance and capacity Versatile 4-socket, 4U rack-optimized scalable enterprise server provides a flexible platform for maximum utilization, reliability and performance of compute- and memory-intensive workloads. <ul><li>Maximize Memory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MAX5 memory expansion for 50% more virtual machines and leadership database performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower cost, high performance configurations reaching desired memory capacity using less expensive DIMMs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplify Deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FlexNode Partitioning and Automatic Node failover for maximum flexibility and application uptime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-defined database and virtualization workload engines for faster deployment and faster time to value </li></ul></ul>System Specifications <ul><li>4x next-generation Intel Xeon Nehalem EX CPUs </li></ul><ul><li>64 to 96 DDR3 DIMMs </li></ul><ul><li>6 open PCIe slots (+ 2 additional) </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 8x 2.5” HDDs or 16x 1.8” SSDs </li></ul><ul><li>RAID 0/1 Std, Optional RAID 5/6 </li></ul><ul><li>2x 1GB Ethernet LOM </li></ul><ul><li>2x 10GB Ethernet SFP+ Virtual Fabric / FCoEE </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable to 8S, 192 DIMM </li></ul><ul><li>Internal USB for embedded VMware ESXi hypervisor </li></ul><ul><li>IMM, uEFI & IBM Systems Director </li></ul>
  12. 12. (2x) 1975W Rear Access Hot Swap, Redundant P/S (4x) Intel Xeon CPU’s (8x) Memory Cards for 64 DIMMs – 8 1066MHz DDR3 DIMMs per card 6x - PCIe Gen2 Slots (+2 additional) 2x 60mm Hot Swap Fans (8x) Gen2 2.5” Drives or 2 eXFlash (2x) 120mm Hot Swap Fans Dual USB Light Path Diagnostics RAID (0/1) standard, RAID 5/6 Optional DVD Drive 2x 10Gb Ethernet Adapter x3850 X5: 4-socket 4U x86 (Nehalem EX) platform
  13. 13. IBM System x3690 X5 Industry’s first high end scalable 2-socket for maximum memory and performance High-end 2-socket, 2U scalable server offers up to four times the memory capacity of today’s 2-socket servers with double the processing cores for unmatched performance and memory capacity . <ul><li>Maximize Memory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MAX5 memory expansion for additional 46% more virtual machines and leadership database performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieve 4-socket memory capacity with 2-socket software license costs and cheaper “2-socket only” processors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eXFlash 720k internal IOPs for 40x local database performance and $2M savings in equal IOPs storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplify Deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-defined database and virtualization workload engines for faster deployment and faster time to value </li></ul></ul>System Specifications <ul><li>2x next-generation Intel Xeon Nehalem EX CPUs </li></ul><ul><li>32 to 64 DDR3 DIMMs </li></ul><ul><li>2 x8 PCIe slots, 2 x8 Low Profile slots </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 16x 2.5” HDDs or 32x 1.8” SSDs </li></ul><ul><li>RAID 0/1 Std, Opt RAID 5 </li></ul><ul><li>2x 1GB Ethernet </li></ul><ul><li>Optional 2x 10GB SFP+ Virtual Fabric / FCoEE </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable to 4S, 64 DIMM or 128 DIMM </li></ul><ul><li>Internal USB for embedded VMware ESXi hypervisor </li></ul><ul><li>IMM, uEFI, and IBM Systems Director </li></ul>
  14. 14. (1x) x16 (full height, full length or (2x) x8 (1 full size, 1 full height / half length) (2x) PCIe x8 Low Profile (4x) N+N 675W Rear Access Hot Swap Redundant P/S (16x) Gen2 2.5” Drives or 3 eXFlash Scaling ports 32 x DDR3 Memory DIMMs 16 in upper mezzanine (pictured) 16 below 8x Memory Buffers (4x) 60mm Hot Swap Fans Dual USB Light Path Diagnostics DVD Drive x3690 X5: 2-socket 2U (Nehalem EX) platform
  15. 15. IBM BladeCenter HX5 Scalable high end blade for high density compute and memory capacity Scalable blade server enables standardization on same platform for 2- and 4-socket server needs for faster time to value, while delivering peak performance and productivity in high-density environments. <ul><li>Maximize Memory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MAX5 memory expansion to 320GB in 60mm for over 25% more VMs per processor compared to competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade to 80 DIMM for max memory performance or to save over $4K by using smaller, less expensive DIMMs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memory bound VMware customers can save over $7K in licensing with memory rich 2-socket configurations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplify Deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partitioning of 4-socket to two 2-sockets without any physical system reconfiguration, and automatically fail over for maximum uptime </li></ul></ul>System Specifications <ul><li>2x next-generation Intel Xeon Nehalem EX CPUs </li></ul><ul><li>16x DDR3 VLP DIMMs </li></ul><ul><li>MAX5 memory expansion to 2S, 40 DIMM </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable to 4S, 32 DIMM or 4S, 80 DIMM </li></ul><ul><li>UP to 8 I/O ports and to 2x SSDs per node </li></ul><ul><li>Optional RAID 5 with battery backed cache </li></ul><ul><li>Optional 10GB Virtual Fabric Adapter / FCoEE </li></ul><ul><li>Internal USB for embedded VMware ESXi hypervisor </li></ul><ul><li>IMM, uEFI, and IBM Systems Director </li></ul>
  16. 16. HX5 – 2- & 4-Socket Blade Top view of 4-socket system shown 2x Intel Xeon EX CPUs 2x IO Expansion Slots (1x CIOv + 1x CFFh) 16x VLP DDR3 Memory 2x SSD drives (1.8”) 2x 30mm nodes <ul><li>HX5 Configurations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2S, 16D, 8 I/O ports, 30m </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4S, 32D, 16 I/O ports, 60mm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional Features </li></ul><ul><li>Internal USB for embedded hypervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Dual & redundant I/O and Power </li></ul><ul><li>Optional RAID 5 with battery backed cache </li></ul><ul><li>IMM & UEFI </li></ul>Scale Connector 8x memory buffers
  17. 17. MAX5: Memory Access for eX5 <ul><li>Take your system to the MAX with MAX5 </li></ul><ul><li>MAX memory capacity </li></ul><ul><li>An additional 32 DIMM slots for x3850 X5 and x3690 X5 </li></ul><ul><li>An additional 24 DIMM slots for HX5 </li></ul><ul><li>MAX virtual density </li></ul><ul><li>- Increase the size and number of VMs </li></ul><ul><li>MAX flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>- Expand memory capacity, scale servers, or both </li></ul><ul><li>MAX productivity </li></ul><ul><li>- Increase server utilization and performance </li></ul><ul><li>MAX license optimization </li></ul><ul><li>- Get more done with fewer systems </li></ul>Greater productivity and utilization through memory expansion and flexibility
  18. 18. MAX5 for x3690 X5 and x3850 X5 Memory Buffers QPI Ports EXA Ports Firehawk Chipset 32 Memory DIMMs <ul><li>QPI attaches to systems </li></ul><ul><li>EXA Scalability to other memory drawers </li></ul>Lightpath Diagnostics Hot swap fans System removes from chassis for easy access
  19. 19. MAX5 for HX5 24x VLP DDR3 memory 6x memory buffers <ul><li>HX5+MAX5 Configurations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2S, 40D, 8 I/O ports, 60m </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4S, 80D, 16 I/O ports, 120mm </li></ul></ul>MAX5 HX5 <ul><li>FireHawk </li></ul><ul><li>6 SMI lanes </li></ul><ul><li>4 QPI ports </li></ul><ul><li>3 scalability ports </li></ul>
  20. 20. eX5 Rack System Configurations x3690 X5 (2S 32 DIMM) x3850 X5 (4S 64 DIMM) Base Systems Memory Enhanced x3690 X5 w/ MAX5 (2S 64 DIMM) x3850 X5 w/ MAX5 (4S 96 DIMM) Memory Enhanced x3690 X5 (4S 64 DIMM) x3690 X5 w/ MAX5 (4S 128 DIMM) x3850 X5 (8S 128 DIMM) x3850 X5 w/ MAX5 (8S 192 DIMM) Memory Enhanced Leadership high end x86 performance and flexibility
  21. 21. <ul><li>Never before seen levels of scaling… </li></ul><ul><li>2-socket, 30mm building block </li></ul><ul><li>2-socket  4-socket w/ logical partitioning </li></ul><ul><li>Max compute density! </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 32 cores in a 1¼ U equivalent space </li></ul><ul><li>Modular scalability in 2-socket increments to get to 4-socket </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted for database , and compute intensive simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing the goodness of eX5 to blades… </li></ul><ul><li>Snaps onto base blade (sold as a bundle w/ base HX5) </li></ul><ul><li>Enables more memory than any other blades </li></ul><ul><li>Blade leadership! </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 30% more VMs than max competition blade </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible configurations & unmatched memory capacity, scaling from 1-socket, 32D  4-socket, 80D </li></ul><ul><li>Uses processors that cost up to 30% less than the competition for scaling </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted for Virtualization & DB for customers that need a blade form factor </li></ul>HX5 Blade HX5 Blade with MAX5 Common Building Block Maximum performance and flexibility for database and virtualization in a a blade IBM BladeCenter Scalable Blades 2P, 30mm 2-socket, 16DIMM 8 I/O ports 30mm 4-socket, 32DIMM 16 I/O 60mm 2-socket, 40DIMM 8 I/O 60mm 4-socket, 80DIMM 16 I/O 120mm
  22. 22. eX5 virtualization optimized models <ul><li>MAX5 expansion for up to a 512GB of added memory </li></ul><ul><li>Large quantity of smaller, cheaper DIMMs per system </li></ul>Capabilities Benefits Preconfigured Models 4x the VMs of industry standard 2-socket 2U systems <ul><li>Up to 5.3x the number of virtual machines of single VMware license industry standard 2U Intel Xeon 5500 Series system </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 3x the number of virtual machines of single VMware license competitor Intel Xeon 5500 Series system </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated hypervisor for simpler deployment and management </li></ul>MTM Hypervisor Processors DIMMs Memory (max) x3950 X5 7145-4Dx VMware ESXi 4.0 4 x X7550 96 DIMMs 1.5TB x3690 X5 71482Dx VMware ESXi 4.0 2 x E6540 64 DIMMs 1TB HX5 7872-68x VMware ESXi 4.0 2 x E6540 40 DIMMs 640GB
  23. 23. IBM publishes leadership 4-processor, 32-core result on VMware’s VMmark virtualization benchmark <ul><li>IBM System x3850 X5 delivers leading 4-socket and 32-core result for VMware VMmark version 1.1.1 benchmark </li></ul>
  24. 24. eXFlash — Maximum internal storage performance <ul><li>Maximize performance </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 200x performance increase for local databases </li></ul><ul><li>99% better performance per watt for database-type workloads </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize cost savings </li></ul><ul><li>100 to 1 replacement ratio of traditional drives, replacing thousands of drives and cables </li></ul><ul><li>$670,000 hardware savings per eXFlash over equal IOPs HDDs </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 40x greater solution density over traditional HDD solution </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize reliability </li></ul><ul><li>RAID 5/6 controller for redundant data storage reliability at 37.5% greater capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Greater reliability over traditional HDDs </li></ul>Combination of solid-state disk technology and high-speed controller architecture deliver extreme performance to replace limited IOPs of traditional HDDs eXFlash Features <ul><li>Up to 3 FlashPacks per system </li></ul><ul><li>UP to 240,000 IOPs, 1.6TB per eXFlash </li></ul><ul><li>RAID 5/6 and high throughput non-raided </li></ul><ul><li>Hot swappable, front accessible, modules </li></ul>
  25. 25. eXFlash reduces database costs by up to 97% with same IOPs Up to 240K IOPs & 1.6 TB per eXFlash x3850 X5 with eXFlash Competitive solution: 2 servers + 80 JBODs + 960 spinning disks + real estate + management + maintenance expenses 97% less expensive Less then 1% of the power Server Hardware $10k (2 uni-socket servers) NA: All self contained within the system Storage Hardware $680k (80 JBODs, 800 disks) $20k for eXFlash No JBODs required Datacenter real estate $55k / year (5 racks, $115 / sqft) NA: eXFlash integrated into eX5 servers Datacenter power savings $42k / year NA: eXFlash uses eX5 server PS Maintenance savings $7.5k / year $2.5k / year Management savings $50k / year NA: eXFlash integrated into eX5 servers Total $1153k (3 years) $27.5k over 3 years
  26. 26. Virtual Fabric Adapters Customer Impact Blade CFFh Integrated PCIe Option Three Virtual Fabric Adapters to Choose From *iSCSI support on BladeCenter only Extending Virtual Fabric to the eX5 portfolio … fast, flexible and reliable IO that fits into your existing datacenter! Virtual <ul><li>Multiple protocols from a single component </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple virtual ports from single physical port </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Fabric does not require additional Fibre Channel adapters and switches </li></ul><ul><li>One network infrastructure reduces Capital Expenditure </li></ul>Fast <ul><li>10Gb/s for 10x the bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Line rate performance (36Gbps for dual port) </li></ul><ul><li>TCIP/IP stateless offloads and TCP Chimney Offload </li></ul><ul><li>Provide maximum bandwidth with minimal use of CPU resources </li></ul>Scalable <ul><li>Up to 8 Virtual NICs or mix of vNICs and CNA. </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade to FCoE or HW iSCSI* </li></ul><ul><li>Configure to the exact number of ports VMware recommends – no wasted bandwidth or ports </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade when ready with no rip and replace </li></ul>Flexible <ul><li>Four operating Modes: pNIC Ethernet, vNIC Ethernet, iSCSI* or FCoE or combination </li></ul><ul><li>Available across System x and BladeCenter </li></ul><ul><li>Fits within a customer’s existing datacenter </li></ul><ul><li>Lower cost and faster ROI </li></ul>Reliable <ul><li>Hardware parity, CRC, ECC and other advanced error checking </li></ul><ul><li>Backed by field-proven IBM and Emulex reliability and support </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Fabric provides higher uptime and faster recovery in case of failure </li></ul>Extended Edge Connector
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