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V Mwarev Storage Intregration

  1. 1. The Next Generation of vCenter Plug-ins NetApp and EMC Mike Laverick (VCP, VCI, vExpert) [email_address] www.rtfm-ed.co.uk
  2. 2. <ul><li>PPTS available on rtfm-ed.co.uk shortly </li></ul><ul><li>Disclaimer </li></ul><ul><li>What is the vStorage API? </li></ul><ul><li>NetApp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid Clone Utility (RCU) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Storage Console (VSC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SnapManager for VMware Infrastructure (SMVI) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EMC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPath for VMware (vSphere4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage Views (vSphere4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MirrorView for VMware (SRM4.0 Beta) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VDI Deployment Tool (Vi3.5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast Clone Utility (vSphere4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CX4 & NaviSphere </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Most of this is Beta Software – Latest Versions </li></ul><ul><li>No Guarantee of Future functionality – blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.... </li></ul><ul><li>No Guarantee my demo’s won’t pear-shaped </li></ul><ul><li>I’m no Storage Expert, Just a well intentioned enthusiast! </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>VMware Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>vCenter Plug-ins and Performance </li></ul><ul><li>My emphasis on vCenter Plug-ins </li></ul><ul><li>What inspired this presentation...? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chad Sakac </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vaughn Stewart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://blogs.netapp.com/virtualstorageguy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thanks to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alex Tanner (EMC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Luke Reed (NetApp) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Server-side plug-in, vCenter install? </li></ul><ul><li>Requires FlexClone </li></ul><ul><li>NOT just for Cloning VMs!!!!!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Storage to N hosts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>De-Duplication Options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Destroy and Grow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DEMO! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Add in your NetApp Filers... </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Bulk-add storage (NFS or VMFS with FC/iSCSI) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Rapid Clone – Select Template to Clone... </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Rapid Clone... Select Filer/Location, VM settings... </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Rapid Clone... Create New Storage (Optional) </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Rapid Clone... Select DataStore & Broker Details... </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>No VM Folder selection... </li></ul><ul><li>Permissions are very, erm, permissive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All Vmkernel Ports added to the ACL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work-around – Clean out... </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Similar to EMC Storage Views – “FREE”! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NFS, FC-SAN, iSCSI SAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BUT No per-VM views (which EMC has!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Server-side plug-in, vCenter install </li></ul><ul><li>Also includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set Recommended ESX HBA, NFS, MPIO values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mbrscan/mbralign GOS Utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DEMO! </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>See Filers, ESX hosts, and Set NetApp Recommend Values for NFS </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Volumes by SAN (FC or iSCSI) </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>And of course NFS... </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Collect Support Logs </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Download Alignment Tools (Consult PDF!!!) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Runs on ESX, chmod 555 mbrscan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power off VM or Snapshot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>/root/mbrscan web02-flat.vmdk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>web02-flat.vmdk p1 (NTFS) lba:63 offset:32256 aligned:No </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Like EMC’s “Replication Manager” </li></ul><ul><li>Backup & Restore VMs </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Agents for Exchange, SQL etc </li></ul><ul><li>Restore “Agent” installed to VM... </li></ul><ul><li>Email Workflow </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Enumerates NFS mounts on ESX hosts in vCenter </li></ul><ul><li>Discover VMs on mount points </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Add Scheduled Backup Job </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple VMs, Multiple NFS mount points </li></ul><ul><li>Add Scripts </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Email notifications/requests for corp workflow </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Restore Entire VM, Virtual Disk and... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual files! </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Mount snap for N period </li></ul><ul><li>Email to VM Owner that Restore Session is open </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>VM owner downloads & installs RestoreAgentSetup.exe </li></ul><ul><li>Loads .SDR file attachment in MMC </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>After selecting config file, VM owner mounts disks... Similar to the vdrfilerestore.exe cli </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Uses the new Path Selection Plug-in (PSP) of vSphere - Not for Free </li></ul><ul><li>Setup: http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/?p=1360 </li></ul><ul><li>Replaces PSP VMware’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MRU, Fixed/Preferred, Round-Robin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Does NOT require Active/Active on Controllers </li></ul><ul><li>DEMO: </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>EMC Client plug-in to vCenter – “FREE”! </li></ul><ul><li>Improve views of Storage & VM Storage </li></ul><ul><li>vSphere4 only </li></ul><ul><li>Requires Solutions Enabler on client </li></ul><ul><li>Post-Configuration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Username </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DEMO... </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Consistency check for Replication – “FREE”! </li></ul><ul><li>Specifically for VMware Site Recovery Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded as part of the Site Recovery Adapter </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Failback </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Vi3.5 Plug-in to clone VMs for Virtual Desktops </li></ul><ul><li>EMC Celerra, Plans for Clarrion version... </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to NetApp’s Rapid Clone Utility </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative to VMware “Linked Clones” </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Enable vCenter Access </li></ul><ul><li>Enable Celerra Access </li></ul>
  32. 33. <ul><li>Demo’d at Vmworld </li></ul><ul><li>vSphere replacement of the VDI Deployment Tool </li></ul>
  33. 34. <ul><li>Improvements in the storage management tools </li></ul><ul><li>Flare 29, 64-bit only </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Machine Search and Virtual Disk Info </li></ul>
  34. 35. <ul><li>(H) indicates specifically ESX host </li></ul><ul><li>Shows VMs on that host </li></ul>
  35. 36. <ul><li>Run Reports... </li></ul>
  36. 37. <ul><li>Thin LUNs with Thin Virtual Disk Info </li></ul>
  37. 38. <ul><li>Goodie Bag! </li></ul>

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