OneCommand Vision 2.1 webcast: Cutting edge LUN SLAs, AIX on PowerPC and flexible data export options put YOU in control


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Our customers look to Emulex OneCommand™ Vision for improved I/O performance and availability. The first part of our Performance Assurance Webinar Series will focus on how they can increase their performance and, ultimately their competitiveness, with the upcoming release of OneCommand Vision.

OneCommand Vision 2.1 includes expanded OS support, including AIX, as well as powerful LUN SLA monitoring that reports Class of Service, Path Availability and I/O size specific latency reporting.

Our Performance Assurance Webinar Series features case studies and tips most relevant to today’s data center needs. Join us to discover how you can use OneCommand Vision 2.1 to achieve Performance Assurance on your most critical servers and get the most out of your applications.

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OneCommand Vision 2.1 webcast: Cutting edge LUN SLAs, AIX on PowerPC and flexible data export options put YOU in control

  1. 1. OneCommand® Vision: Real Insight Made Simple Improve Your Business Performance and Availability with Proactive I/O Management Introducing Release 2.1:Powerful LUN SLAs that put you in control February 2012
  2. 2. Safe Harbor Statement The following information (contained within this document as well as what may be shared verbally as part of this presentation) is intended to outline Emulex Corporation’s potential general product direction. It is for informational purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It should not be deemed a commitment by Emulex Corporation to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making any purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described of Emulex Corporation’s products as part of this presentation remain at the sole discretion of Emulex Corporation. © 2011 Emulex Corporation 22
  3. 3. Welcome!Erick Release 2.1: Powerful LUN SLAs thatBill Sytsma put you in February 2012Software Group
  4. 4. Agenda Introducing I/O Management I/O Management in action OneCommand® Vision Cool Stuff Available in Release 2.1 Q&A © 2011 Emulex Corporation 44
  5. 5. The Big Picture Yo u r a p p l i c a t i o n s run on storage Business Competitiveness if storage under performs = y o u ’ r e ra c i n g a slower carApplication Competitiveness =Storage I/O Competitiveness © 2011 Emulex Corporation 55
  6. 6. What the experts are saying … 50% “..half or more of the database time is attributable to storage I/O” Storage - Gartner’s Sept 2011, “Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring” Wait Time“It is vital to understand the value of performance for each environment and particular application.” “The cost for I/O response time needs to be part of the data center cost structure.” - IDC, ‘Data Center I/O Performance Issues and Impacts’ “improving [storage I/O completion time] will have a dramatic effect on [application] transaction rate and scalability.” – Pure (Matt Kixmoeller) © 2011 Emulex Corporation 66
  7. 7. Existing Management Solutions Focus ElsewhereMissing the Blind SpotsTraditional SAN Infrastructure … “CPU and “PING works, “SAN has low “Plenty of Storage & Memory are OK” Temp is OK” utilization” No hardware failures” Application Database X Server Server Fabric Storage Target Application Server SAN Performance SW Mgmt. SW Mgmt. SW Array Mgmt. SW SRM Tools None of these tools are telling you … • I/O distribution is critically unbalanced “Plenty of • I/O is slowing down over time capacity” • Application performance is about to fall off a cliff • I/O issues are impacting revenue Traditional Tools are insufficient for end-to-end I/O performance © 2011 Emulex Corporation 77
  8. 8. Today’s Complex I/O Path Major Technology Shifts have complicated the storage PathTraditional SAN Infrastructure … X Fabric Storage Target Problem: StorageToday, complexity has evolved at every point in the path Response Times are monitored from HERE LUN 0 WWID A VM VM VM VM FCoE LUN 1 VM VM VM iSCSI WWID B VM VM VM VM Fibre VM VM VM LUN 1 Channel LUN 2 WWID C Converged / Storage Multi I/O Complex Virtual PhysicalHypervisor Caching -path Aggregators Networks Storage Storage Server Fabric Storage Target Or .. from Need to measure ‘end-to-end’ performance and health HERE © 2011 Emulex Corporation 88
  9. 9. Taking an Application View of PerformanceSolution: Monitor Simplify the problem …from application’s perspective … WWID A WWID B Storage Multi- I/O Converged Virtual Physical Hypervisor Caching pathing Aggregators Networks Storage Storage I/O Management: • Hardware agnostic monitoring across all paths to storage • End-to-End view of I/O exposes blind spots • Forensic capabilities pinpoint performance bottlenecks • Enables ‘Real-World’ performance assurance SLAs © 2011 Emulex Corporation 99
  10. 10. Application View Matters: The Lever Effect I/O I/O I/O I/O I/O I/O I/O WWID A I/O I/O I/O I/O I/O I/O I/O Complex I/O Path I/O I/O WWID B Application Storage Many factors, including queue depths on the server and the storage, contribute to this multiplier effectApplication Viewof Performance Storage View of Performance (High Latency) (Low Latency) The “Lever Effect” produces much higher latencies for the Application, compared to the latency seen at the Storage © 2011 Emulex Corporation 10 10
  11. 11. Performance in Virtual Server Environments Compounding the Oversubscription Problem1 2 Latency Spikes Detected 3 VMware I/O Timeouts Physical server / port oversubscription 8:1 4 Unintended spindle LUN 0 ! contention Target Port A RAID LUN 1 Set 1 ! ! Target Port B LUN 0 RAID ! Set 2 ! LUN 1 Virtual Physical Storage Storage Virtual oversubscription 160:1 (20 guest / hypervisor) “Solutions like Emulexs OneCommand ® Vision will make it possible for IT managers to detect and track down I/O problems across servers, networks and storage systems making it possible to resolve performance issues in less time than ever before.” – Richard Villars, IDC © 2011 Emulex Corporation 11 11
  12. 12. Storage Migration to the Cloud Using ‘real-world’ SLAs to manage performance before and after Enforce SLA on Establish SLAs based local and remote Migrate Application on ‘real-world’ 3 storage pools to use new storage 2 performance 4 Cloud Storage Migration1 Baseline local application I/O performance LUN 0 LUN 0 ? Monitor SLAs post migration "OneCommand® Vision’s application-centric view of performance provides the only solution to effectively manage SLAs associated within this storage ‘cloud’” © 2011 Emulex Corporation 12 12
  13. 13. Ruling Out StorageKnowing where to look helps to speed problem solving … I/O Latency is normal Target Port Traffic No Storage is balanced Events 2 31 Examine I/O Profile Check I/O Analyzer Application Outage! 4 Rule out Storage in 5 minutes Server Problem ? Storage Problem “One of Emulex’s key advantages is that they are uniquely positioned in the data center with a presence on the server and a clean line-of-sight to the storage it’s connected to.” - Arun Taneja, Taneja Group © 2011 Emulex Corporation 13 13
  14. 14. Enabling I/OPerformance AssuranceBill SytsmaHead of Global SalesSoftware Group
  15. 15. Performance Management is DifficultHistorically … Storage performance is managed at the Causing over a decade of frustration storage end of the equation managing storage performanceToday … Complexity has evolved at every point in the path Problem: Storage Response Times are monitored from HERE LUN 0 WWID A VM VM VM VM FCoE LUN 1 VM VM VM iSCSI WWID B VM VM VM VM Fibre VM VM VM LUN 1 Channel LUN 2 WWID C Converged / Storage Multi I/O Complex Virtual Physical Hypervisor Caching -path Aggregators Networks Storage Storage Server Fabric Storage Target Or .. from Need to measure ‘end-to-end’ performance and health HERE © 2011 Emulex Corporation 15 15
  16. 16. ROI Basics The Economic Advantages of I/O Management1 2 Expose under-utilized SAN-Attached Detect I/O Performance problems before Servers and LUNs they become Application ProblemsWhat does underutilization cost? What do slowdowns cost? Quick Example  Quick Example  250 SAN-Attached Servers  500 Storage Adapters  10% Performance Degradation  1 Petabyte SAN Storage  1 % Time Degraded per Year  SAN Infrastructure & SW  $100 K Revenue per Hour $ 4 Million in Total Costs $ 876 K Annual Loss in Revenue Repurpose as little as 5% of Lower the occurrence of underutilized infrastructure … application slowdown by 25% … Save $200K Annually Save $219K Annually © 2011 Emulex Corporation 16 16
  17. 17. I/O Performance and Availability Management • Application View of Performance • Whole SAN performance analysis tool • Addresses the I/O blind spot I/O Application Servers Storage• Historical I/O Performance database• Analytics and Correlation Engine (ACE)• Monitors I/O Latency, Path Redundancy• Captures cross-domain I/O errors Scalable software-only solution • Requires no special hardware • Cross-platform, vendor agnostic design © 2011 Emulex Corporation 17 17
  18. 18. Feature Highlights SearchStorage Product of the Year WinnerStorage Management Tools – Medal Winner
  19. 19. Release v2.1 Delivers … Support for AIX & Linux KVM (v6.1) Flexible Data Export – Export Performance Data Directly from the Web Application PDF Readers Imports Into Microsoft Excel Intelligent Event Decoding – RSCN & Check Condition Decoding Role Based Management – Three Levels of User Permissions © 2011 Emulex Corporation 19 19
  20. 20. LUN Performance SLA Alerts Taking an application centric view of performance provides the only solution to effectively manage SLAs associated within this storage ‘cloud’ SLA 2: Private High IOPs SLA 1: Storage Cloud High IOPs & Throughput SLA 3: Throughput Public Storage Cloud Application ServerAvailability@Performance™ (A@P) For storage, a robust SLA includes:  Class of Service: How much storage I/O is required?  Performance Requirements: How well does the storage I/O need to perform?  Availability Requirements: Uptime, redundancy and error tolerant? © 2011 Emulex Corporation 20 20
  21. 21. OneCommand® Vision Solution BenefitsReal InsightApplication View of I/O PerformanceMade SimpleEasy to use, scalable software architectureMultiple Hypervisor SupportB e y o n d j u s t V M w a r e , H y p e r - V, K V M , A I X , S o l a r i sMultiprotocol SupportFibre Channel (1,2,4,8,16 Gbps), FCoE (10 Gig-E)Shared-LUN AwareVisibility into shared SAN resourcesIntelligent Analytics and CorrelationRoot cause analysis of SAN slow-downs © 2011 Emulex Corporation 21 21
  22. 22. 2011 SearchStorage Product of the Year WinnerLearning More … Storage Management Tools – Medal WinnerVision Product Site – to the Team – Ask questions, view Live Demo – Evaluate Vision for yourself! • 14 day Software Trials • Proof of Concept evaluationsCall Emulex: – North America: 877-359-3263 – United Kingdom: 44 (0) 118 977 2929 – Germany: 49 (0) 89 97007 177 Contact: – France: 33 (0) 158 580 022 Bill Sytsma Global Sales Lead, SW Group © 2011 Emulex Corporation 22 22
  23. 23. Questions …Panelists Ilya Pozharsky – Sr. Sales Technology Lead, SW Group Bino Sebastian – Architecture Lead, SW Group John Waszak – Vice President, SW GroupSpeakers Erick Crowell – Product Marketing Manager, SW Group Bill Sytsma – Head of Global Sales, SW Group • © 2011 Emulex Corporation 23 23
  24. 24. Thank you ! © 2011 Emulex Corporation 24 24