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Xsigo I/O virtualization: dynamically connect
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   “Xsigo streamlines
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I/O Virtualization

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The Xsigo I/O Director consolidates server
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Xsigo I/O Director Specifications


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Xsigo I/O Director

  1. 1. Data sHeet XSIgO I/O DIreCTOr DATA SHeeT Xsigo I/O virtualization: dynamically connect any server to any network or storage HIgHlIgHts • Dynamically connect any server to any storage or network resource in seconds Transform your IT infrastructure with HIgH perFOrmanCe the Xsigo I/O Director, a hardware and Put an end to performance bottlenecks. • Save 50% on capital cost vs traditional software solution that streamlines With Xsigo, applications get the exact server I/O server I/O management. Instead of connectivity they need when they need • eliminate 70% of the I/O infrastructure deploying multiple I/O cards and cables it, with the added benefits of guaranteed to every server, Xsigo lets you connect I/O performance and isolation for secu- • reduce I/O-related power consumption servers with a single cable and then rity—even when multiple applications by 30% create virtual I/O resources instanta- coexist on the same physical server. • Seamlessly scale I/O in blade systems neously. The result is 100x faster server Intelligent QoS (quality of service) fea- management, 70% fewer cables and tures guarantee specific bandwidth to cards, and up to 50% less capital cost. critical applications or virtual machines. I/O VIrtualIzatIOn DelIVers FlexIbIlIty, COst saVIngs The Xsigo I/O Director employs vir- tualization to let you flexibly connect servers to networks and storage. Xsigo eliminates the physical storage and net- working cards found in every server and replaces them with virtual NICs and vir- tual HBAs that can be deployed on the fly. Applications and operating systems see these virtual resources exactly as they would see their physical counter- parts. The result is an I/O architecture that is much easier to manage, far more cost-effective, and fully open.
  2. 2. Solutions “Xsigo streamlines management. It’s a huge benefit not having to physically provision servers. I can’t imagine doing without it now.” - David Zacharias, Without Xsigo: Connectivity requirements With Xsigo: Consolidated I/O results in 70% IT Manager, HiFX add cost and management complexity, limit- fewer cards, cables and switch ports to reduce ing flexibility cost, power, cooling and space needs Open systems FOr FlexIbIlIty cooling, hot-swappable I/O modules, and Xsigo is committed to open standards, so passive mid-plane ensure superior reliabil- you can always use the servers, network- ity and serviceability. ing, and storage that you prefer. Most alternative solutions employ proprietary “We saw the operational gear that limits your options. Worse, you’re benefits of virtual I/O on locked into a single vendor’s gear for years to come. Xsigo keeps your options open. the first day.” - Tom Peacock, IT Core Services, relIable, sImple anD easy tO New england Biolabs Integrate With an open, standards-based architec- ture, the Xsigo I/O Director is non-disrup- preDICtable user experIenCe tive and simple to integrate. Transparent get end-to-end performance control with to applications, networking, and storage, Xsigo’s integrated QoS features. Both the I/O Director’s open standards sup- storage and network bandwidth can be port ensures interoperability across X86 controlled via fine-grained traffic policing, servers and blade systems. The system’s helping to ensure that critical applications fully redundant, hot-swappable power and deliver the required performance. VP780 I/O Director VP560 I/O Director
  3. 3. I/O Virtualization tHe xsIgO I/O DIreCtOr The Xsigo I/O Director consolidates server I/O by replacing a server’s multiple eth- ernet and Fibre Channel interfaces with a single high-speed, low-latency 20 gb/s link. Multiple virtual ethernet interfaces (vNICs) and virtual Fibre Channel inter- faces (vHBAs) communicate over this link, and virtual interfaces are established using Xsigo’s virtualization hardware and Xsigo’s host drivers. elements OF tHe xsIgO sOlutIOn • High-speed Fabric: A non-blocking fabric incorporates 24 ports for direct connection to servers. Scale to hun- dreds of servers by integrating Xsigo expansion Switches. • system Controller: The Xsigo system controller and Xsigo operating system control virtual resources across all attached servers. To ensure perfor- mance and reliability, the system expansIOn swItCHes controller lies outside the data path. For enterprise scalability, Xsigo expansion • I/O modules: For connection to stor- Switches provide additional server ports, age and networks, add hot-swappable enabling scalability to hundreds of servers I/O modules. Choose from ethernet within a single management environment. (1g or 10g), or Fibre Channel. each module incorporates custom Xsigo “Xsigo simplifies and silicon designed specifically to opti- accelerates our server mize server I/O. • management software: The Xsigo deployments. It is now I/O Director is easily managed through a standard part of our a CLI or its intuitive gUI. Connectiv- infrastructure.” ity can be deployed through a quick - Jay Leone, drag-and-drop operation. The I/O Lab Manager, Avaya Director also integrates with existing management frameworks through an InVestment prOteCtIOn open API. Change is inevitable in any data center HOst CHannel aDapter infrastructure. Whether it’s a new network, A single host channel adapter in each a different interconnect standard, or new server consolidates storage and network server connectivity, Xsigo makes it easy to connectivity. each HCA can deploy up to adapt. 64 virtual connections within the server. The modular hardware architecture lets Other than a standard driver, no agents or you quickly add new server connectivity, management software are installed on the while Xsigo’s virtual architecture lets you server. For blade systems, Xsigo-compat- deploy this connectivity across hundreds of ible mezzanine cards and switch modules servers quickly and without disruption. are available from most system makers.
  4. 4. Xsigo I/O Director Specifications MANAGEMENT: 4-GIGABIT FIBRE CHANNEL I/O MODULE: Management Interfaces Java-based management GUI, command-line Physical Ports Two 4/2/1 Gbps auto-negotiating SFP ports interface (CLI) through SSH and Connectors Two SFP optical transceivers (850nm) Advanced API for integration with third party Virtual Interfaces Up to 128 virtual HBAs (vHBAs) per I/O module software Up to 1,920 vHBAs per VP780 I/O Director (Two vHBAs reserved for internal card management) Lights Out Management Supports IPMI based LOM Protocols FC-AL, FCP (SCSI-FCP) Management Module I/O Ethernet management network, RS232 console, LUN Masking 256 LUNs per storage target per virtual HBA auxiliary ports, USB World Wide Name (WWN)Each vHBA is assigned a unique WWN WWNs can dynamically migrate with specific virtual SERVER INTERCONNECTS: machine Quality of Service User settable QoS features per virtual HBA include: Ports 24 non-blocking DDR InfiniBand server ports CIR – Committed information rate Interconnect Speed Cx4 Copper (ports powered for fibre optic SAN Boot Virtual HBAs can be configured for SAN Boot interfaces) 20 Gigabits per second per port full-duplex 10-PORT GIGABIT ETHERNET I/O MODULE: EXPANSION SLOTS: Physical Ports Ten Gigabit Ethernet ports, RJ-45 style Module Slots VP560 I/O Director (2U height): Virtual Interfaces Up to 160 Virtual NICs (vNICs) per module 4 I/O module slots Up to 2,400 vNICs per VP780 I/O Director 20 Gigabit per second full-duplex bandwidth per slot Quality of Service (QoS) User-settable QoS features per virtual NIC include: CIR – committed information rate VP780 I/O Director (4U height): PIR – peak information rate 15 I/O module slots Supports 802.1p Priority Queueing/Scheduling 20 Gigabit per second full-duplex bandwidth per slot Port Aggregation Supports Link Aggregation Groups (LAG), up to 10 ports 10 GIGABIT ETHERNET I/O MODULE: Checksum Offload Supports IP header checksum offload Physical Ports One optical XFP or Cx4 XFP Port Jumbo Frames Supports jumbo frames up to 9000 MTU Virtual Interfaces Up to 128 virtual NICs (vNICs) per module VLAN Supports 802.1Q VLANs, 4096 per virtual NIC Up to 1,920 vNICs per VP780 IO Director PXE Virtual NICs can be configured for PXE boot Quality of Service (QoS) User-settable QoS features per virtual NIC include: MAC Addresses Each vNIC is assigned a unique MAC address CIR – committed information rate MAC addresses can dynamically migrate with PIR – peak information rate specific virtual machine 802.1p Priority Queueing/Scheduling Checksum Offload IP header checksum offload Jumbo Frames Supports jumbo frames up to 9000 MTU VLAN Supports 802.1Q VLANs, 4096 per virtual NIC PXE Virtual NICs can be configured for PXE boot MAC Addresses Each vNIC is assigned a unique MAC address MAC addresses can dynamically migrate with specific virtual machine About Xsigo Systems Xsigo is the leader in data center I/O virtualization, a solution that dramatically reduces capital and operational expense by changing the way that servers are connected to networks and storage. Headquarters: Japan: Europe: Xsigo Systems, Inc Xsigo Systems Japan K.K. Xsigo Systems Ltd. 70 West Plumeria Drive Level 7 Wakamatsu Building 83 Victoria Street San Jose, CA 95134 3-3-6 Hihonbashi Honcho London, SW1H 0HW USA Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023 United Kingdom Tel: 408-329-5600 Tel: +81-3-6202-7484 Tel: +44-0-7917-763156 www.xsigo.com www.xsigo.co.jp © 2010 Xsigo Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Xsigo, VP780 I/O Director, IS24 Expansion Switch, and the Xsigo logo are trademarks of Xsigo Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. DSXD-0410

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