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vBrownBag @ VMworld - Apache CloudStack (ACS) & vSphere

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This is a short introduction to the Apache Software Foundation and Apache CloudStack running on VMware vSphere. It will be presented at the vBrownBag sessions of VMworld 2013.

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vBrownBag @ VMworld - Apache CloudStack (ACS) & vSphere

  1. 1. August, 2013 Apache CloudStack (ACS) 4.2 & VMware vSphere
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  4. 4. Source: https://www.ohloh.net/orgs/apache/projects
  5. 5. Pod 1 Cluster 1 Host 2 ACS Architecture Host 1 …. L3 switch Secondary Storage Pod N Zone 1 FirewallLoad Balancer Primary Storage L2 switch …. Cluster N New in ACS 4.2 – Regions • Regions hold multiple zones • Geographic Scalability & Resilience • Management Server per Region • Object Storage Region Wide
  6. 6. ACS Management Server Back Up DB Management Server MySQL DB Replication Load Balancer Infrastructure Resources Management Server
  7. 7. ACS Hypervisor Interaction ACS Management Server XenServer XAPI • XenServer 5.6 and higher • Incremental Snapshots • VHD • NFS, iSCSI, FC and Local disk • Storage over- provisioning: NFS vSphere vCenter HTTP • vSphere 4.1 and 5.X • Full Snapshots • VMDK • NFS, iSCSI, FC and Local disk • Storage over- provisioning: NFS, iSCSI KVM Agent • RHEL 6.0, 6.1 and Ubuntu 10.04 • Full Snapshots (not live) • QCOW2 • NFS, iSCSI and FC • Storage over- provisioning: NFS OVM Agent • OVM 2.2 • No Snapshots • RAW • NFS and iSCSi • No storage over- provisioning
  8. 8. ACS / VMware Integration • Dynamic scaling of CPU & RAM • Hot plug additional NICs to VM • CPU/RAM overcommit • HA & DRS • vSphere VM snapshots & thin provisioning • Improved ACS volume snapshots • Storage live migration • Zone-wide block storage • Not Supported: Storage DRS – planned for 4.3 • Nicira NVP support (Layer 2 & 3 today) • DVS support • Cisco 1000v and ASA 1000v Compute Storage Networking ACS Management Server vCenter

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