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BLADEHarmony Manager


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Remote monitoring and management of switches from IBM BNT. Centralized point of administration to improve service delivery while reducing management costs.

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BLADEHarmony Manager

  1. 1. IBM BLADEHarmony™ Manager <ul><li>Easy and effective switch management </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity, with easy to use User Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade firmware </li></ul><ul><li>Track and secure your migrating Virtual Machines </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor Health and Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Backup, Restore & Clone switch configs </li></ul>
  2. 2. Key Value Propositions <ul><li>Reduce switch management costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time savings for software upgrades, configuration management, asset management, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provides a central point of administration for 1000s of devices simultaneously </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use GUI interface for all switch management functions. </li></ul><ul><li>Cornerstone for IBM BNT’s Virtual Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralized Database for managing VM network policies across the Data Center (VMready™) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integration with 3 rd party applications. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Manage by VM, Device, Chassis, Rack DB VMs Servers Switches Blade Server Chassis Racks, Rows, Containers, Data Centers Manage traffic from “per VM” to “per Rack” and beyond
  4. 4. Feature Overview <ul><li>Fault Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect and display traps, syslogs from all devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and display health of all devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send alerts via email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Configuration Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firmware upgrades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Config backup/upgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Port/VLAN Cloning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLI script execution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simultaneous Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Performance Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time performance monitoring of all switch statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Third-party integrations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM Systems Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware vCenter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Management Interfaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Browser GUI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Command Line Interface </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asset discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syslog collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transcievers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtualization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Machine location & move detection/reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centrally manage VMready configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VMready Across Data Center </li></ul></ul>April 30, 2011 Virtual Cooler Easier
  5. 5. Snapshot of network device health
  6. 6. Fault Management <ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect and display traps, syslogs from all devices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and display health of all devices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dial Home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send alerts via email </li></ul></ul>April 30, 2011 Virtual Cooler Easier Port Status and Utilization Device Health
  7. 7. Group Configuration Management <ul><ul><li>Simultaneous management operations to multiple switches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firmware upgrades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Config backup/upgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Port/VLAN Cloning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLI script execution </li></ul></ul>Single operation on multiple devices
  8. 8. Configuration Management <ul><li>Centralized web configuration and control </li></ul>Detailed device configuration
  9. 9. Performance Management <ul><li>Real-time performance monitoring of all switch statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Charting </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reporting <ul><li>Assets (switch attributes: version, location, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Syslogs </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization (see subsequent slides) </li></ul><ul><li>Transciever Information </li></ul>
  11. 11. VMready Across the Data Center <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Machine-aware networking for an entire datacenter </li></ul><ul><li>Provide NMotion support between independent VMready switches “across the data center”. </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatically increase the scale of VMready </li></ul><ul><li>Centrally define & synchronize policies and distribute the configurations to the switches and hypervisors. </li></ul><ul><li>Agnostic to virtualization technology (VMware, KVM, Hyper-V, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Agnostic to server technology (BladeCenter, System x, etc) </li></ul>BHM policies Central policy DB
  12. 12. Virtual Vision Architecture - VMware vSwitch Policy vSwitch Policies Switch Policy vSwitch Policy Switch Policy April 30, 2011 Virtual Cooler Easier
  13. 13. A GPS for your Virtual Machines <ul><li>Track Virtual Machines across your data center </li></ul><ul><li>Notify when Virtual Machines migrations occur </li></ul>April 30, 2011 Virtual Cooler Easier From switch From vCenter
  14. 14. vSphere Client integration April 30, 2011 Virtual Cooler Easier
  15. 15. IBM Systems Director Integration <ul><li>Dynamic grouping of BNT switches </li></ul><ul><li>In-context launch to BHM device pages </li></ul>April 30, 2011 Virtual Cooler Easier
  16. 16. Cloud Ready Network Architecture <ul><li>Addresses network requirements in five critical areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud Ready “Truths”: </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions should be OPEN – with multi-vendor support </li></ul><ul><li>Customers prefer incremental deployment, not rip and replace </li></ul>1. High bandwidth / low latency 2. Convergence to Ethernet 3. Support for agile workloads 4. Build-out and management 5. Green / low power
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