Using Utility Storage to Boost Virtual Datacentre ROI

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Whether you are deploying server and desktop virtualisation to meet your organisation’s internal IT needs, or building out a cloud infrastructure for external service delivery, this lab session will show you how to use highly virtualised, highly efficient, high-performance utility storage to maximise virtualisation return on investment (ROI).

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  • Increase Consolidation … butStorage performance does not meet virtual server requirements Simplify Administration… butManual, error prone provisioning Poor visibility across application, virtual server and storage Ineffective backup/recovery and disaster recovery capabilityMaximize Savings… butStorage capacity costs detracts from savings
  • Storage PerformanceMemory resources bottlenecked in virtual server environmentsMemory bottlenecks taxes disk performanceDisk performance limits overall server performanceMixed Workload SupportConsolidated environments must support a mix of workload typesEffective Queue Management Manual handling of full IO queues limits VM density
  • Here is a screen shoot of VMware vCenter3PARs Mgmt Plug-In for VMware vSphere is available at no additional charge for 3PAR customers.You will notice the 3PAR Integration of VMware vCenter with the 3PAR tab in the upper right hand corner. This integration is another example of our approach on “applications managed” storage where 3PAR provides information that is native to interface of that application/OS environment In this box you will a list of virtual volumes/LUNs that have been presented to the ESX cluster. If you click on one of these volumes, you will see information on the VV in the “details section” belowDetails include – capacity and utilization savings, volume limits, drive and raid types, remote copy information all from within the vCenter interface and without having to go to an InServ array to get this information.Overall benefit is this allows admins to get access to information that maps across the different abstraction layers in virtual server environments as well as provide storage information to VM admins.
  • This next screen shows the Recovery Manager tab. Recovery Manager for VMware is a licensable product. Recovery Manager allows you to make hundreds of VM-aware space efficient snaps and enables rapid online recovery for VMware Vsphere environmentsIn this first half of the screen you will see the VMFS LUN snapshotWith this LUN, you can see the different Virtual Machine Disk Images (VMDKs) that are part of that VMFS. You can then choose copy these VMDKs to a different LUN or choose to mount/associate them with a different virtual machine
  • More infohttp://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsp_4_thinprov_perf.pdf
  • Using Utility Storage to Boost Virtual Datacentre ROI

    1. 1. Using Utility Storage to Boost Virtual Datacentre ROI <br />Phil Hooker<br />Principle Systems Engineer<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />Server Virtualization Business Drivers & Storage Challenges<br />Why 3PAR for Virtual Server Environments<br />
    3. 3. 23%<br />35%<br />19%<br />23%<br />Business Drivers for Server Virtualization<br />CAPEX savings is the #1 driver for Server Virtualization<br /><ul><li>40% of users cite CAPEX savings as their #1 driver</li></ul>Easily quantifiable OPEX is next on the list, followed by Flexibility and DR<br />Users on average have virtualized 35% of server workloads<br />More than 75% of respondents plan to virtualize at least 2/3 of their workloads within next few years<br />Server Virtualization will continue to be a technology driver over the next few years <br />Source: Taneja Group: Multi-Client Study: Storage Best Practices in a Virtualized Server Environment Oct 2009<br />
    4. 4. 3PAR Background<br />Founded in 1999, in Fremont, CA, USA<br />Utility Storage launched in 2002, IPO in Nov 2007, wholly owned subsidiary of HP Sept 2010<br />Thin Provisioning pioneer<br />Gartner market leading visionary 6 years running<br />No. 2 in the US hosting / enterprise cloud market<br />7 of the top 10 hosting providers have chosen 3PAR<br />No. 10 (IDC) in WW SAN storage systems<br />2010 Product of the Year, Storage magazine, disk and disk subsystems category<br />
    5. 5. Storage Challenges in Virtual Server Environments<br />
    6. 6. Consolidate, Simplify, Save in Virtual Server Environments<br />Increase Consolidation<br />Simplify Administration<br />Maximize Savings<br />Double VM Density<br /><ul><li>Wide Striping
    7. 7. Mixed Workload Support
    8. 8. Integration w/VmwareAdaptive Queue Depth
    9. 9. VAAI APIs and Plug-Ins</li></ul>Simplified Provisioning<br /><ul><li>Autonomic Groups
    10. 10. Management Plug-In
    11. 11. Recovery Manager
    12. 12. Site Recovery Adapter</li></ul>Lower Storage Cost<br /><ul><li>Thin Provisioning
    13. 13. Thin Conversion & Thin Persistence
    14. 14. Adaptive Optimization
    15. 15. Fast RAID Technologies</li></ul>Cut storage capacity requirements by 50% <br />Spend 90% less time managing storage.<br />Buy 50% fewer physical servers<br />
    16. 16. Increasing VM Density is complex<br />Storage Performance<br />Mixed Workload Support<br /><ul><li>Effective Queue Management
    17. 17. Increasing VM density lowers costs </li></ul>Source: Taneja Group: Multi-Client Study: Storage Best<br />Practices in a Virtualized Server Environment Oct 2009<br />
    18. 18. Virtualization Reality: Memory Limitations Make Storage A Precious ESX Resource<br />ESX techniques for handling memory over-commitment:<br />Page sharing<br />Ballooning <br />Swapping<br />Random ESX I/O stresses disk performance<br />Traditional storage with large caches not effective<br />VM performance gated by disk IOPs and storage capacity<br />
    19. 19. point-to-point or switched connection<br />point-to-point or switched connection<br />Host Connectivity<br />Data Cache<br />Disk Connectivity<br />3PAR Storage provides scalability without high cost or many systems<br />Traditional Monolithic Architecture<br />3PAR InSpire® Architecture<br />Traditional Modular Architecture<br />a finely, massively, and automatically load balanced cluster<br />Legend<br />
    20. 20. 3PAR Fine Grained Array-Based Virtualization<br />Chunklets<br />Physical drives broken into fine-grained uniform 256 MB chunklets<br />Logical Disks<br />Chunklets from 100s of drives autonomically selected and grouped to meet service level requirements<br />Virtual Volumes<br />Created and exported in two commands - 15 seconds with no pre-planning<br />Logical Disks for entire volume defined by single combination of:<br />Drive typeRAID typeHigh resiliency<br />Non-Tiered<br />Each region defined by one of 3 combinations of:<br />Drive type<br />RAID type<br />High resiliency<br />
    21. 21. Scalable performance: SPC-1 comparison<br />transaction-intensive applications typically demand response time < 10 ms<br />EMC CLARiiONCX3-40<br />Jan 2008<br />NetApp<br />FAS3170<br />Jun 2008<br />IBM DS8300 Turbo<br />Dec 2006<br />MidRange<br />Utility<br />High End<br />Response Time (ms)<br />HDS AMS 2500<br />Mar 2009<br />3PAR InServ T800 Sep 2008<br />3PAR InServF400May 2009<br />IBM DS5300<br />Sep 2008<br />HDS USP VOct 2007<br />SPC-1 IOPS™<br />
    22. 22. 3PAR Wide Striping enables higher VM Density<br />3PAR Wide Striping<br /><ul><li>Spreads volumes across all disks
    23. 23. Delivers predictable performance even at full capacities
    24. 24. Allows a VMDK to be striped across all disks without capacity wastage </li></ul>Benefits for VMware<br /><ul><li>Higher and more predictable service levels in VMware environments
    25. 25. More VMware ESX servers to be consolidated per array
    26. 26. Double #VMs per physical server</li></ul>Guest OS<br />Guest OS<br />Guest OS<br />ESX Server <br />Abundant,<br />low-latency I/O<br /> Array Cache<br />
    27. 27. 3PAR Gen3 ASIC is key for superior mixed workload support<br /><ul><li>High speed, low latency interconnect between the controller nodes.
    28. 28. Responsible for moving all data. Leaves CPUs to do what they do best - compute. Mixed workload built in.
    29. 29. Mirrors writes in the HW
    30. 30. RAID Calculations in the HW
    31. 31. Zero Detect -Thin built-in to the HW</li></li></ul><li>I/O Processing: Traditional Storage<br />hosts<br />Heavy throughput workload applied<br />Disk interface<br />Host interface<br />Unified Processor and/or Memory<br />disk<br />Heavy transaction workload applied<br />small IOPs wait for large IOPs to be processed<br />=control information (metadata)<br />=data<br />I/O Processing: 3PAR Controller Node<br />hosts<br />Heavy throughput workload sustained<br />3PAR ASIC & Memory<br />Disk interface<br />Host interface<br />disk<br />Control Processor & Memory<br />Heavy transaction workload sustained<br />control information and data are pathed and processed separately<br />Mixed Workload: Ready for any application<br />
    32. 32. 3PAR Integration with VMware Adaptive Queue Depth Algorithm for Automated IO Queue Management<br />New QoS feature in VMware vSphere 4 and ESX 3.5 U4<br /><ul><li>Developed by VMware in collaboration with 3PAR
    33. 33. Dynamically adjusts the number of queued I/O on a LUN
    34. 34. Helps recover gracefully from I/O congestion at the port level</li></ul>3PAR storage is qualified with VMware Adaptive Queue Depth<br />Allows customers to consolidate more VMs per ESX server since I/O traffic levels are regulated dynamically<br />
    35. 35. Greater Scalability and Agility: Hardware Assisted Locking (ATS)<br /><ul><li>New feature in VMware vSphere 4.1
    36. 36. Improved VM density and scalability</li></ul>Greater agility while performing common actions<br /><ul><li>Storage vMotion
    37. 37. Powering on/off a VM</li></ul>3PAR Unique advantage<br /><ul><li>Data comparison operation is 10x faster
    38. 38. Performed in 3PAR ASIC vs. Array controller CPU</li></ul>Benefit seen in consolidated environment and Hosted Service Providers <br />
    39. 39. Greater Agility for Enterprise and Cloud Datacenters: Fast Copy (XCOPY)<br /><ul><li>New feature in VMware vSphere 4.1</li></ul>Greater agility while performing common actions<br /><ul><li>2x better performance with VM Cloning</li></ul>3PAR Unique advantage<br /><ul><li>Only written data will be cloned with EZT VMDKs</li></ul>Benefit seen in almost all VMware vSphere deployments <br />
    40. 40. Consolidate, Simplify, Save in Virtual Server Environments<br />Increase Consolidation<br />Simplify Administration<br />Maximize Savings<br />Double VM Density<br /><ul><li>Wide Striping
    41. 41. Mixed Workload Support
    42. 42. Integration w/VmwareAdaptive Queue Depth
    43. 43. VAAI APIs and Plug-Ins</li></ul>Simplified Provisioning<br /><ul><li>Autonomic Groups
    44. 44. Management Plug-In
    45. 45. Recovery Manager
    46. 46. Site Recovery Adapter</li></ul>Lower Storage Cost<br /><ul><li>Thin Provisioning
    47. 47. Thin Conversion & Thin Persistence
    48. 48. Adaptive Optimization
    49. 49. Fast RAID Technologies</li></ul>Cut storage capacity requirements by 50% <br />Spend 90% less time managing storage.<br />Buy 50% fewer physical servers<br />
    50. 50. Complexity of Traditional Storage<br />With traditional storage, provisioning is complex, slow and labor-intensive<br />Requires careful and time-intensive upfront planning<br />Results in brittle configuration<br />Requires many more administration resources<br />
    51. 51. Simplified Storage and Server Provisioning<br />3PAR Rapid Provisioning<br />Seconds to provision storage with no pre-planning<br />Self-configuring and auto load-balanced storage volumes<br />Labor-intensive and careful planning eliminated<br />Benefits<br />Minutes to provision virtual servers<br />Dramatic reduction in storage administration<br />
    52. 52. Clustered environments add additional complexity to storage provisioning<br />VMware clusters create new storage management challenges<br />1 cluster of 5 hosts and 10 volumes, requires 50 provisioning actions on most traditional arrays!<br /><ul><li>At 10 min/action: More than 1 day!
    53. 53. Error-prone</li></ul>VMware clusters are dynamic resources subject to growth and frequent change<br />
    54. 54. 3PAR Autonomic Groups eliminates repetitive error-prone tasks<br />3PAR Autonomic Groups<br /><ul><li>Simplifies and automates volume provisioning in a single command</li></ul>Exports a group of volumes to a host or cluster of hosts <br /><ul><li>Automatically preserve same LUN ID for each volume across hosts</li></ul>When a new host is added into the host group:<br /><ul><li>All volumes are autonomically exported to the new host</li></ul>When a new volume is added into the volume group: <br /><ul><li>New volume is autonomically exported to all hosts in the host group</li></li></ul><li>Performance without complexity: SPC-1<br />Utility<br />3PAR InServ T800 Sep 2008<br />142 TSC configuration<br />commands<br />High End<br />HDS USPV<br />Oct 2007<br />12,800<br />IBM DS8300 Turbo<br />Dec 2006<br />SPC-1 IOPS<br />3PAR InServ F400<br />Mar 2009<br />474<br />HDS AMS 2500<br />Mar 2009<br />NetApp FAS3170June 2008<br />IBM DS5300<br />Sep 2008<br />Mid Range<br />EMC CLARiiON <br />CX3-40 <br />Jan 2008<br />SPC-1™ TSC Configuration Command Lines per ASU TB<br />
    55. 55. Traditional data protection approaches unable to keep up with requirements of Virtual Server Environments<br />How to protect efficiently and non-disruptively?<br />Rapid recovery of a single file <br />Rapid recovery of full Virtual Machine<br />Rapid recovery of VMFS<br />Share copy of production Virtual Machines for test & development<br />Agent-based solutions disruptive and limit Recovery Point SLAs<br />Poor performance <br />Unable to provide rapid and multiple recovery points<br />Complex to setup and monitor<br />
    56. 56. 3PAR Recovery Manager for VMware: Array-based Snapshots for Rapid Online Recovery<br />Solution composed of<br />3PAR Recovery Manager for VMware<br />3PAR Virtual Copy<br />VMware vCenter<br />Use Cases<br />Expedite provisioning of new virtual machines from VM copies<br />Snapshot copies for testing and development<br />Benefits<br />Hundreds of VM snapshots granular, rapid online recovery <br /><ul><li>Reservation-less, non-duplicative without agents</li></ul>vCenter integration – superior ease of use<br />VM 1<br />VM 2<br />Virtual Center<br />With 3PAR Plug-In<br />DataStore A<br />DataStore B<br />Volume A<br />Volume B<br />Snapshot<br />3PAR InServ<br />
    57. 57. 3PAR Management Plug-In for vCenter provides enhanced visibility into Storage Resources<br />Improved Visibility <br />VM-to-Datastore-to-LUN mapping<br />Storage Properties<br />View LUN propertiesincluding Thin vs Fat <br />See capacity utilized<br />Integration with 3PAR Recovery Manager <br />Seamless rapid online recovery <br />Native VMware Interface<br />26<br />
    58. 58. vCenter Integration<br />3PAR Volume Information<br />Capacity Utilization & Savings<br />Detailed volume attributes<br />
    59. 59. Recovery Manager tab<br />VMFS Snapshot<br />VMDK Snapshot<br />Mount backup VMDK on new VM<br />
    60. 60. Consolidate, Simplify, Save in Virtual Server Environments<br />Increase Consolidation<br />Simplify Administration<br />Maximize Savings<br />Double VM Density<br /><ul><li>Wide Striping
    61. 61. Mixed Workload Support
    62. 62. Integration w/VmwareAdaptive Queue Depth
    63. 63. VAAI APIs and Plug-Ins</li></ul>Simplified Provisioning<br /><ul><li>Autonomic Groups
    64. 64. Management Plug-In
    65. 65. Recovery Manager
    66. 66. Site Recovery Adapter</li></ul>Lower Storage Cost<br /><ul><li>Thin Provisioning
    67. 67. Thin Conversion & Thin Persistence
    68. 68. Adaptive Optimization
    69. 69. Fast RAID Technologies</li></ul>Cut storage capacity requirements by 50% <br />Spend 90% less time managing storage.<br />Buy 50% fewer physical servers<br />
    70. 70. Scalability without high cost: SPC-1<br />Utility<br />HDS USP V<br />Oct 2007<br />3PAR InServ T800Sep 2008<br />High End<br />SPC-1 IOPS™<br />3PAR InServ F400<br />Mar 2009<br />IBM DS8300 Turbo<br />Dec 2006<br />MidRange<br />HDS AMS 2500<br />Mar 2009<br />EMC CLARiiON CX3-40 <br />Jan 2008<br />IBM DS5300<br />Sep 2008<br />NetApp FAS3170Jun 2008<br />$ / SPC-1 IOPS™<br />
    71. 71. Performance without waste: SPC-1<br /> Relative ASU Capacity (TB)<br />Utility<br />83%<br />disk<br />utilization<br />3PAR InServ T800 Sep 2008<br />HDS USP V<br />Oct 2007<br />34%<br />High End<br />SPC-1 IOPS™<br />3PAR InServ F400<br />Mar 2009<br />HDS AMS 2500<br />Mar 2009<br />32%<br />96%<br />IBM DS8300 Turbo<br />Dec 2006<br />Mid Range<br />IBM DS5300<br />Sep 2008<br />EMC CLARiiON<br />CX3-40 <br />Jan 2008<br />NetApp FAS3170June 2008<br />$ / SPC-1 ASU TB<br />
    72. 72. 3PAR Thin Provisioning 1.0<br />Volume<br />Volume<br />Volume<br />Volume<br />Volume<br />Volume<br />Volume<br />Written Data<br />Written Data<br />Written Data<br />Written Data<br />Written Data<br />2 TB<br />2 TB<br />Written Data<br />Written Data<br />Chunklets<br />Traditional (Fat) Provisioning<br />- dedicate on allocation<br />3PAR Thin Provisioning<br />- dedicate on write<br />Purchased Physical Capacity<br />
    73. 73. Thin Technologies 2.0<br />Start Thin<br />Get Thin<br />Stay Thin<br />Thin Provisioning:<br /><ul><li>No pool management or reservations
    74. 74. No professional services
    75. 75. Granular allocation units
    76. 76. Variable QoS for snapshots</li></ul>Thin Conversion:<br /><ul><li>Eliminate the time & complexity of getting thin
    77. 77. Open migration for any array to 3PAR
    78. 78. Service levels preserved during inline conversion</li></ul>Thin Persistence:<br /><ul><li>Reclaim deleted space
    79. 79. Automated reclamation for 3PAR offered by Symantec, Oracle
    80. 80. Snapshots and Remote Copies stay thin</li></li></ul><li>3PAR Thin Persistence in VMware Environments – Highest performance without capacity tradeoffs<br />VMware recommends EZT for highest performance <br />VMware requires EZT for Fault Tolerance & MSCS Clusters<br />3PAR Thin Technologies works with and optimizes all three formats<br />EZT on other arrays <br />EZT on 3PAR <br />Data<br />Data<br />3PAR Zero Detect + Thin Persistence Eliminates EZT 0’s<br />0000000000000000000000000000<br />000000000000000000000000000000000000000000<br />20 GB VMDK(4 GB Data, 16GB Zeros) consume 4 GB capacity<br />20 GB VMDK (4 GB Data, 16GB Zeros) consume 20GB capacity<br />
    81. 81. Increased Performance and Efficiency: Bulk Zero (WRITE_SAME)<br />New feature in VMware vSphere 4.1<br />Minimize performance impact on VMware vSphere hosts<br /><ul><li>Offload zeroing by host of unallocated blocks</li></ul>3PAR Unique advantage<br /><ul><li>Offload zeroing by the 3PAR array with 3PAR Gen 3 ASIC
    82. 82. Better Performance
    83. 83. No capacity consumed
    84. 84. Instantaneous un-mapping (reclamation) </li></ul>Benefit seen in all VMware vSphere deployments<br />WRITE_SAME Offload zeroing to Storage<br />000000000000000<br />000000000000000<br />
    85. 85. Autonomic Storage Tiering<br />3PAR Adaptive Optimization optimizes storage cost<br /><ul><li>Sub-volume optimization software allows striping of data across storage tiers to lower cost
    86. 86. VMware environments can take advantage of this capability with no additional configuration or tuning
    87. 87. Cost optimization occurs autonomically via defined policies in the storage array</li></ul>FC-Only Array<br />SSD/SATA Array<br />+ Adaptive Optimization<br />Save ~30% on$/IOPS and $/GB<br />24 x 50GB SSD<br />320 x 300GB 15K FC<br />320 x 300GB 15K FC<br />Cost ($)<br />96 x 1TB SATAwith AO<br />96 TBs<br />96 TBs<br />IOPS<br />64,000<br />64,000<br />$0.68X<br />$1X<br />$/IOPS<br />$0.67X<br /> $1X<br />$/GB<br />
    88. 88. Adaptive Optimization: automatic tiering & savings<br />Dynamic Optimization<br />Adaptive Optimization (AO)<br />AO with SATA & SSD<br />Tier 0SSD<br />Tier 1Fibre Channel<br />Tier 2<br />Nearline (Enterprise SATA)<br />AutonomicTiering andData Movement<br />AutonomicDataMovement<br />Save ~30% on$/IOPS and $/GBvs. Fibre Channel<br /> - Region <br />
    89. 89. Consolidate, Simplify, Save in Virtual Server Environments<br />Increase Consolidation<br />Simplify Administration<br />Maximize Savings<br />Double VM Density<br /><ul><li>Wide Striping
    90. 90. Mixed Workload Support
    91. 91. Integration w/VmwareAdaptive Queue Depth
    92. 92. VAAI APIs and Plug-Ins</li></ul>Simplified Provisioning<br /><ul><li>Autonomic Groups
    93. 93. Management Plug-In
    94. 94. Recovery Manager
    95. 95. Site Recovery Adapter</li></ul>Lower Storage Cost<br /><ul><li>Thin Provisioning
    96. 96. Thin Conversion & Thin Persistence
    97. 97. Adaptive Optimization
    98. 98. Fast RAID Technologies</li></ul>Cut storage capacity requirements by 50% <br />Spend 90% less time managing storage.<br />Buy 50% fewer physical servers<br />
    99. 99. Thank You<br />Please visit our stand for<br />questions and a demonstration<br />

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