Server Virtualization with QNAP® Turbo NAS and VMware®
Server Virtualization withQNAP® Turbo NAS and VMware®QNAP® offers you superior performance and affordable VMware® Ready™ network storage solutions Virtualization increases efﬁciency of IT management and VMware Cloud Computing Environment availability of IT applications and resources. QNAP Turbo NAS (Network Attached Storage) is the high performance and reliable storage designed to provide an affordable and easy-to-manage solution with iSCSI service for virtualized and clustered environment and reduce the VMware total cost of ownership (TCO). With QNAP Turbo NAS, you can: Leverage all the beneﬁts from VMware solutions. Deploy the virtualization environment with ﬂexibility. Network Shared Storage (QNAP Turbo NAS)Leverage the beneﬁts from Deploy the virtualization Improve work continuity withVMware virtualization environment with ﬂexibility high availability QNAP sharedtechnology storageThe VMware Ready certiﬁed products QNAP Turbo NAS can be utilized as NFS QNAP Turbo NAS protects all yourfrom QNAP enable fast integration and or iSCSI datastore in the VMware virtual machines with RAID 1/ 5/ 6deployments into VMware environment environment. It allows ﬁle sharing with hot spare and RAID recovery. Theand are able to operate reliably with across Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX dual-Giga LAN design provides loadadvanced features such as DRS (Distributed platforms at the same time. The iSCSI balancing and failover to sustain anyResource Scheduler), VMotion, Storage thin-provisioning offers great ﬂexibility single point of failure and keeping theVMotion, VMware High Availability, Data in the storage capacity planning and connection alive between the guestRecovery, Fault Tolerance, and so on. The allocation when creating iSCSI LUNs OSes running on the VMware hostsfeatures help the customers to create highly from the beginning. With QNAP NAS, and the QNAP NAS.scalable, manageable, and agile virtual LUNs can be mapped to, unmappedinfrastructure. from, and switched among different iSCSI targets. QNAP Systems, Inc.
Application Scenario Primary Datastore for VMware vSphere QNAP Turbo NAS accelerates the setup of your virtualization infrastructure. You can deploy the VMware vSphere Turbo NAS as an NFS datastore or an iSCSI datastore for the VMware environment. Switch QNAP Turbo NASKey Features NFS Datastore iSCSI Datastore Shared Storage for Virtualized Testing Environment In the software development Virtualization Environment for Testing process, R&D and QA teams often ESX Host for R&D Dept. ESX Host for QA Dept. require different environments and operating systems (Windows/ Mac/ Linux) to run a wide variety VMware ESX VMware ESX of applications. To reduce the costs for server setup and increase the work efﬁciency, virtualization environment is established. QNAP Turbo NAS is the perfect shared Switch datastore among different OS in such VMware infrastructure. QNAP Turbo NAS Backup Storage for Existing Virtualization Environment If you have already deployed VMware ESX with a primary storage, you may need an additional storage for data backup, archiving, or VMware ESX extended storage. QNAP Turbo NAS can be seamlessly integrated to the ESX environment. You can select Primary Storage Backup Storage from 2 to 8-bay Turbo NAS models Switch (tower or rackmount) with up to 16TB storage capacity according to your storage requirements. SNAPSHOT QNAP NAS supports VMware Data SNAPSHOT SNAPSHOT Recovery which allows you to back up your virtual machines from the primary datastore to the NAS. It also works well with third-party backup software such as Symantec Backup Exec to protect your virtualization environment from primary datastore failure.
Advanced RAID Management to Dual-Giga LAN Design for ContinuousProtect Your Virtual Machines Services and Performance GainThe Turbo NAS offers RAID 0, 1, 5, Virtual Machines The Turbo NAS supports multiple bonding modes for5+spare, 6, 6+spare, single, and JBOD dual-Giga LAN: Balance-rr (Round-Robin), Active Backup,disk conﬁgurations. It supports Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb (Adaptivehot-swap design that a failed VMware ESX Transmit Load Balancing), and Balance-alb (Adaptive Loadmember drive of a RAID Balancing). These modes enable continuous services and QNAP NASconﬁguration (RAID 1 or above only) increase the bandwidth between your VMware ESX hostcan be replaced by hot swapping Virtual Disk Virtual Disk Virtual Disk and QNAP storage.without turning off the server. Failover Virtual disks are stored in the QNAP NASOnline RAID Level Migration Primary Network ConnectionYou can upgrade the RAID 1disk conﬁguration to Secondary Network Connection Singlehigher RAID level with RAID 5the data retained +without turning off the RAID 6 Load Balancingserver. 1. Data ﬂow from clients 2. Data trafﬁc is evenly distributed to balance network loadingOnline RAID Capacity ExpansionThe storage capacity of a RAID conﬁguration can beexpanded by HDD replacement. All the data will be kept and Multi-IP Settingseamlessly moved to the newly installed hard disk driveswithout turning off the server. LAN 1 LAN 2 500GB 500GB 1TB 1TB 500GB 500GB 1TB 1TB 500GB 500GB 1TB 1TB 500GB 500GB 1TB 1TB 3.5TB (RAID5) 7TB (RAID5) Supports multiple connections from different LANSegment-leading iSCSI FeaturesMultiple LUNs per Target: LUN1 for iSCSI storage VM-Server #1 VM-Server #2 (Cluster) VM-Server #3The LUNs (Logical Unit Number) can be ﬂexibly mapped to, unmapped LUN2 for server #1 server #2from, and switched among different iSCSI targets. VMware ESX VMware ESXCHAP and LUN Masking: LUN3 for server #3Designed with CHAP authentication and LUN masking, the advanced ACL (AccessControl List) offers you the capability to block unauthorized access from the initiators.SPC-3 Persistent Reservation Supported:The built-in iSCSI service supports enterprise-level features such as SPC-3 NAS ﬁle sharingpersistent reservation for clustering in VMware and Windows 2008.Advanced MPIO and MC/S Supported: MPIO MC/SWith the support of MPIO (Multipath Input Output) and MC/S (MultipleConnections per Session) on the Turbo NAS, you can connect to the QNAPiSCSI targets using 2 or more network interfaces from your server withfailover and load balancing. Furthermore, you can achieve better datatransmission performance. QNAP Systems, Inc.