I was at an event last week where a guy from Microsoft said that they also acknowledge this shift and they can tell from their SKUs that there are more virtual workloads than physical ones.These are numbers from IDCA smaller research group the 451 Group reckon we’ll leave 2011 as 58% virtualized.
This slide shows new machines being provisionedNew analyst stats show that VM’s now account for more than 50% of the total application workloads worldwide.Not sure when this crossover happened, depends on which analyst reseach firm you believe but the trend is unmistakableVmware’s LATEST figures say that amongst their own customers, that these customers are on averae 53% virtualized.
It’s worth recapping why this is possible
Jurassic Park – out in 1993 and still being shown in cinemas today
The NASDAQ is the world’s busiest trading exchange with over 2bn trades a day and so of course it’s one of the most challenging IT infrastructures you can imagine.The NASDAQ is also a great reference site for Vmware and is currently about 75% virtualized – there’s a 5 minute video on Youtube
Coming off the last slide, the number one challege points to why a cross-domain team and visibility is important. Because server virtualization technology creates greater interdependencies on the underlying network and storage environment, it is even more critical to have visibility and correlation across all the domains. This is reinforced by challenge numbers 3, 4 and 5Capacity monitoring for both current and future growth was reported as a challenge as well. Organizations require better insight into their environments to they can plan and deploy more effectively. There are a host of other challenges reports as well, but perhaps the most telling number is that only 3% reported not having any challenges – our guess is that they haven’t deployed it yet ;-)
When we look at the day in the life of a cloud administrator, there are 2 major tasks to ensure the cloud is operating well.One is Reactive Problem Solving and the other is Proactive maintenance.Reactive Problem solving generally starts with an Alert if you have the right system in place or if you don’t, likely from the application team facing a performance problem. The job of the cloud admin is to Detect the problem in the cloud infrastructure (such as a slow performance in VM), Isolate the issue ( which could even be a config problem with a patch applied at the OS layer) and then Remediate the issue (by performing actions such as Rolling back the patch)The other is Proactive Maintenance to avoid the problem from happening. This task involves Planning (such as looking at Utilization, forecasts), Optimize (such as reclaiming capacity) and even Automating the maintenance (via orchestration).That’s where vCenter Operations comes in to provide Automated Operations management for the cloud. In the next few slides, we’ll take a look how vCenter Operations helps cloud administrators in both these tasks.
The fact is, virtualization and cloud computing require a new approach to management. Traditional management can’t keep up with the dynamism and constant change of virtualized and cloud environments.Traditional vertical silos in which dedicated infrastructure is tied to specific applications are too brittle and hard to change and manage. At VMware, we believe vertical silos need to be turned on their sides. Our approach is to abstract infrastructure and applications – as well end user computing services – into loosely coupled horizontal layers. This allows applications to be managed independently of the infrastructure, and vice versa, allowing applications to be deployed on any virtual infrastructure whether in your private cloud or in the public cloud, thereby ensuring IT and business agility.
VMware’s view is that you can virtualize any application but most customers start with the Test & Dev apps.Traditional opinion is that Tier 1 Apps are hard to virtualize – this launch will give further confidence
In virtual and cloud environments the relationship between performance, capacity, and configuration become intricately linked. Configurations are fluid, capacity is shared and sourced from many places (multiple providers, infrastructure tiers, etc.), and all of these moving parts can impact performance. This means customers need intelligence – in the form of visibility across the system, and analytics to cull what is important from the torrent of data it produces – for a more integrated, automated approach to these three management disciplinesPatented performance analyticsSelf-learning of “normal” performance conditionsService health baseline and trending Smart alerts of impending performance degradationAutomated capacity planning and analysisIntegrated capacity analysis and forecastingDecision support & automation via views, alerts, reportsVM right sizing and capacity reclamationContinuous configuration and complianceAutomated patching and provisioningComprehensive change tracking to isolate root cause
Unlike traditional management solutions designed for static, physical environments, vCenter Operations is purpose built for dynamic environments by the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure.• vCenter Operations: o Is tightly integrated with VMware vSphereTM and VMware vCenter Server. o Uses patented analytics to deliver actionable intelligence. o Provides powerful visualizations across all layers of the stack for unprecedented visibility. o Integrates performance, capacity and configuration management to automate operationsmanagement
Clear and quick way to identify VMware performance problemsVMware vCenter Operations Standard analyzes each element in the VMware environment and calculates:WorkloadHealthCapacityEasy to use for VMware AdministratorsBecause VC Ops is deeply integrated with vCenter and has it’s hooks into the vCenter database we can deliver information that is easily understandable for quick analysis and provide event change correlations. The intuitive screens guide users to issues needing attention rather that just showing you objects that have crossed their thresholds. Thus potentially leading the VI admin to spend wasted time troubleshooting. The data is automatically collected from vCenter and presented to VC Ops to analyze using 8 different algorithms to determine which characteristic model is the best.VMware vCenter Operations Standard business benefitsThe result is the increase responsiveness from end users to owners of the business applications. Automatic trending and analysis allows admins to right size their environment. By right sizing your environment you recoup resources into the pool and increase VM to ESX ratio. Doing more with less can be achieved with VC Ops.
Agenda The Virtualization „Journey‟ • Changing nature of the virtualization landscape Ops Management 101 • Infrastructure team vs. Operations team • Ownership and stakeholders VMware Operations Manager • Features and Benefits • Editions and Packages2
Virtualization – Transforming IT % Virtualized (of all installed workloads WW) 65% 69% 59% 51% 42% 33% 22% 14% 9% 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 A New Datacenter ArchitectureSource: IDC Worldwide Virtualization Tracker, 2010 3
How Powerful is a VM Today? • The Movie Jurassic Park‟s computer graphics was created on 15 Silicon Graphics Indigo machines • A vSphere 5.0 VM‟s 1 TB vRAM limit is 207 times the total RAM on those 15 machines!!!6
Massive Databases...One massive databasewith 2 billion transactionper day…. 2 Billion Trades Per Day ….fits in a single 32-vCPU, 1 TB VM 7
Bigger Than The Biggest Exchange Configuration Single Exchange 2010 role on a serverMicrosoft recommended maximum =12 cores Single VM = 32 vCPU Multiple Exchange 2010 roles on a server Microsoft recommended maximum =24 cores 8
The Trend Is Clear… % of workload instances running on VMware in customer base 67% 54% 47% 53% 42% 43% 34% 28% 28% 38% 25% 25% 18% MS MS MS Oracle Oracle SAP Exchange SharePoint SQL Middleware DB Source: VMware customer survey, Jan 2010 and April 2011 interim results, Data: Total number of instances of that workload deployed in your organization and the percentage of those instances that are virtualized9
The Role of Operations Management Ensure and Restore Optimize for Service Levels Efficiency and Cost Slow performance Utilization / forecast ! Problem Maintenance Rollback change Config issue Orchestrate changes Reclaim capacity Reactive Proactive12
Generic Ops Management Questions Does your organisation have Operations Management? • The „single pane of glass‟ • Infrastructure management vs Operations management? • Service level management? • Who owns this? • How proactive is it? • How well do you do it?13
VMware vCenter Ops Management Questions What is your VMware vSphere footprint? • How many VMs do you have? • What % of applications have you virtualized? • What type of applications have you virtualized? • Do you manage your VMs? • Has your virtualization effort stalled at 35%-50%? • If I could show you a way of enabling further virtualization...15
Virtualization Requires a New Approach Virtualized infrastructureTraditional IT Management Management Services and Service assets tied components are together in abstracted and complex, brittle, sourced from vertical stacks dynamic that are hard resource pools to change and with horizontal manage layers loosely bound into services Business agility IT able to keep up with suffers speed of the business16
Management Challenges in the Virtual World LOB A LOB B LOB C • Shared Infrastructure • Shared across multiple lines of business /customers • “Invisible walls” – limits and contention • Ongoing workload deploymentNew • VMs added daily, weekly, monthlyDelivery • Capacity is fluid- Objects continuously move aroundModel • Workloads decoupled from physical resources VDC 1: Gold VDC 2: Silver VDC 3: Bronze • Deployed on logical entities (clusters, datastores, etc) • Dynamically scheduled between physical resources within a cluster • End users want more applications and services • Higher QoS – applications expected to be available,Greater anywhere, anytime with little or no downtimeDemands • More VMs, more interdependencies and greater rate of change 17
Companies are increasingly virtualizing Bus. Critical Apps Improve App Improve App Accelerate Quality of Efficiency App Lifecycle Service The Niche Apps (LOB apps, Tier 2 DB, etc.) >60% Virtualized SAP Custom Java Apps SharePoint Exchange SQL Oracle 30% Virtualized The Easy Apps (infrastructure, file, print) vSphere vSphere vSphere18
What is Your Operations Management Challenge? Change Capacity& Configuration Performance In the past we‟ve The don‟t really havegets We VI team always We‟ve spentown the We used to achanges Configuration fortune blamed for performance just over-provisioned good visibility with on monitoring tools. servers #1 reason for are our running our problems – but 90% – as that was and safest our servers the VMs apps. Now We don‟t downtime. we need Why are our end users that‟s notknow what we don‟t true way to CYA. But now still the first apps can know if the to know better visibility into management is asking patches have been get thechanging inthey what‟s resources about performance Toousage reports before for many fire-drills applied or when problems and why do needinfrastructure both to run well andcan buy more we unproductive they applications to and take so long conference calls infrastructure solve? Infrastructure Team Operations Team Infrastructure & Operations Management converge in the Cloud VMware can help resolve these issues19
Summary of Features and Enhancements vCenter Operations Management Suite • Operations Dashboard for Health, Efficiency, Risk • Smart Alerting of Performance and Capacity Issues • In-guest change events correlated with performance and health • Compliance Management for vSphere Hosts • Cost-based Capacity Optimization with vCenter Chargeback Manager • Application-dependency mapping with vCenter Infrastructure Navigator20
Business Benefits delivered by vCenter Operations Comprehensive Intelligent Proactive Visibility Automation Management vCenter Operations Management Suite • Higher QoS • Faster MTTR • Fewer Incidents • Improved Collaboration • Tool Consolidation • Resource Utilization • Compliance • … “Notified the storage “We‟ll be able to reduce “Troubleshooting time team before they were our monitoring tools from reduced by 50%” even aware of an issue.” over 300 to about 30.” TUI Infotec Maximus Kaiser Permanente21
That‟s great… but all other vendors say the same thing! Patented Algorithms • Stats based upon dynamic (not static) thresholds • Self learning useage patterns • Correlation between inter-dependent VMs22
vCenter Operations Solution- Bringing together 3 Disciplines Patented Performance Analytics • Self-learning of “normal” performance conditions • Service health baseline and trending • Smart alerts of impending performance degradation Purpose Built Capacity Planning & Analysis • Integrated capacity analysis and forecasting • Decision support & automation via views, alerts, reports • VM right sizing and capacity reclamation Automated Configuration & Compliance • Automated Patching and Provisioning • Comprehensive change tracking to isolate root cause • Single-click rollback to remediate and return to normal23
vCenter Operations Manager Dashboard Overview Comprehensive dashboard for cloud operations with health, risk and efficiency scores Single tool to manage performance and capacity across multiple vCenter servers Benefits End-to-end visibility into cloud infrastructure health Proactive incident avoidance Optimize for efficiency and cost24
Summary: vCenter Operations Management SuiteVMware’s Solution for Automated Operations ManagementHEALTH• Report immediate problems• Alarms and alerts on current estateRISK• The potental to run into future problemsEFFICIENCY• Opportuities to optimise vCenter Operations Management Suite• INCREASE VM DENSITY• Forecast business needs25
Questions to Consider How many physical/virtual servers are in your organization? What tools do you currently use for monitoring your Virtual infrastructure? Even though you have monitoring tools in place, do you still hear from end users first about application slowdowns and performance problems? Does solving performance problems require “all hands on deck” bridge calls? Do you need to right-size your virtual environment to optimize usage and avoid additional purchasing cost? Do you have plans to oversubscribe while assuring performance is not impacted? Do you need to check compliance (regulatory and/or best practices) of your VI? Do you require Application Dependencies awareness between VM‟s in your VI?26
VMware vCenter Operations – Benefits recap Clear and quick way to identify VMware performance problems Easy to use for VMware Administrators • Deeply integrated as a vCenter pane • Intuitive screens guide users to issues needing attention • Automatically collects data from vCenter • Time-series performance data, topological relationships and configuration change events VMware vCenter Operations Standard business benefits • Increased performance for end users of business applications and services • Reduced infrastructure costs through increased VM to ESX density • Reduced VM administration costs and optimized VMware admin productivity27
vCenter Operations Management Suite Packaging – NEW Automated Operations Management Small and Mid-size Enterprise Standard Advanced Enterprise Enterprise Edition Edition Edition Plus EditionvCenter Operations Manager 1 2 2 2vCenter Configuration Manager 3 4vCenter Infrastructure NavigatorvCenter Chargeback Manager 1: Performance only 2: Performance and Full capacity Management Extensible to Adapters for 3rd 3: Compliance for vSphere hosts ONLY 3rd party party tools 4: Compliance for vSphere hosts and VM “Guest OS” data sources included. 28 * EMEA USD MSRP (Check EMEA price lists for local currencies)