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Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
<ul><li>Manage 150 Virtual Connect domains via a single console </li></ul><ul><li>Central database to administer  65,000 L...
What’s New in  VCEM v1.20 and Roadmap
<ul><li>New Feature Support  </li></ul><ul><li>Latest VC feature support: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flex-10 technology </li></...
<ul><li>Support features delivered in VC firmware v1.31 and higher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flex-10 technology – 10GB bandwid...
<ul><li>VCEM host platforms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standalone application on a physical  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instal...
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Product Overview
<ul><li>Manage 150 Virtual Connect domains via a single console </li></ul><ul><li>Central database to administer  65,000 L...
<ul><li>Together, Virtual Connect and Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager create a change-ready environment to add, replace...
<ul><li>Baselines simplify config & change for multiple Virtual Connect domains </li></ul><ul><li>Group members must share...
<ul><li>Move blade server connection profiles between enclosures within a Virtual Connect Domain Group </li></ul><ul><li>V...
<ul><li>Customer defined spare servers cover all servers in a VC Domain Group </li></ul><ul><li>Automated process replaces...
<ul><li>Cost effective server recovery/failover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickly move the connections and associated workload...
Virtual Connect Spare Server Virtual Connect Domain Group VCEM server recovery example SAN LAN / VLAN A B C D Email / Web ...
<ul><li>Datacenters with multiple enclosures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplify infrastructure management across the datacente...
Virtual Connect domain maintenance Key features <ul><li>Embedded tools in VCEM simplify updates and configuration changes ...
VCEM installation options Choose the best install method for your environment <ul><li>Install VCEM standalone on Windows p...
Traditional Server License BladeSystem Enclosure License <ul><li>License needed for each server in an enclosure </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Separate SKUs for c7000 and c3000 enclosures  </li></ul><ul><li>Software included on Insight Control media v2.30 a...
<ul><li>Learn more about Virtual Connect technology  www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/virtualconnect </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more...
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Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager v1.2

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Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager v1.2

  1. 1. Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
  2. 2. <ul><li>Manage 150 Virtual Connect domains via a single console </li></ul><ul><li>Central database to administer 65,000 LAN/SAN address </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect Domain Groups simplify configuration and increases infrastructure consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect profile movement and failover between BladeSystem enclosures - extends admin reach across the datacenter </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed per BladeSystem c-Class enclosure </li></ul>Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Extends Virtual Connect technology and value Virtual Connect Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Address Database LAN SAN <ul><li>MAC </li></ul><ul><li>WWN </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul>LAN SAN LAN Virtual Connect Domain Group A VCEM Console Virtual Connect Domain Group B
  3. 3. What’s New in VCEM v1.20 and Roadmap
  4. 4. <ul><li>New Feature Support </li></ul><ul><li>Latest VC feature support: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flex-10 technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple SAN fabrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server side VLAN tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FC server-side NPIV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Serial Numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extended host platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware 3.5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Windows Server 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enhanced architecture improves performance and flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Supports up to 150 VC domains </li></ul>Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager v1.20 New feature and platform support Jan ‘09 Virtual Connect Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Address Database LAN SAN <ul><li>MAC </li></ul><ul><li>WWN </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul>LAN SAN LAN Virtual Connect Domain Group A VCEM Console Virtual Connect Domain Group B
  5. 5. <ul><li>Support features delivered in VC firmware v1.31 and higher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flex-10 technology – 10GB bandwidth optimization across multiple NICs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for multiple SAN fabrics per Virtual Connect domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server side VLAN tagging – share server links on multiple VC networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual serial number parameters in VC Profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced LDAP domain login and validation across nested groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fibre Channel server-side NPIV – support multiple WWNs per physical port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fibre Channel login load balancing and failover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private network mode for VLANs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Architecture enhancements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase compatibility with current and future VC firmware revisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New compatibility mode enables administrators to upgrade and take advantage of the latest VC firmware </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improved UI and address management performance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>VC Domain support increased from 100 to 150 (2400 blades) </li></ul>What’s new with VCEM v1.20 Available January ‘09
  6. 6. <ul><li>VCEM host platforms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standalone application on a physical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation on a virtual machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ESX 3.0 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ESX 3.5 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug-in to HP Systems Insight Manager v5.2 and higher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Server 2003 SP2 and higher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Server 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HP BladeSystem servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL260c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL2x220c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL460c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL465c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL480c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL495c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL680c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant BL685c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP Integrity BL860c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP Integrity BL870c </li></ul></ul>VCEM v1.20 platform support New in v1.20 <ul><li>HP Virtual Connect Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1/10Gb VC Ethernet Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1/10Gb-F VC Ethernet Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flex-10 VC Ethernet Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4Gb VC Fibre Channel Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8Gb VC Fibre Channel Module </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HP Virtual Connect Firmware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>V1.24 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>V1.3x </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>V2.0 and higher </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Product Overview
  8. 8. <ul><li>Manage 150 Virtual Connect domains via a single console </li></ul><ul><li>Central database to administer 65,000 LAN/SAN address </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect Domain Groups simplify configuration and increases infrastructure consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect profile movement and failover between BladeSystem enclosures - extends admin reach across the datacenter </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed per BladeSystem c-Class enclosure </li></ul>Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Extends Virtual Connect technology and value Virtual Connect Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager Address Database LAN SAN <ul><li>MAC </li></ul><ul><li>WWN </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul>LAN SAN LAN Virtual Connect Domain Group A VCEM Console Virtual Connect Domain Group B
  9. 9. <ul><li>Together, Virtual Connect and Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager create a change-ready environment to add, replace, and recover blade servers across the datacenter in minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Improves productivity and reduces costs. </li></ul>VC / VCEM value for customers <ul><li>Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Centrally control multiple VC Domains </li></ul><ul><li>Manage LAN/SAN addresses more efficiently and avoids duplications </li></ul><ul><li>Use baselines to manage groups of Virtual Connect domains </li></ul><ul><li>Add, and move server resources across the datacenter in minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce repetitive/labor-intensive tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Respond faster to changing workload and business needs </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce cabling costs and complexity – wire once </li></ul><ul><li>Cleanly separate server and network management </li></ul><ul><li>Modify servers without impacting LANs and SANs </li></ul><ul><li>Enable system administrator to be self sufficient </li></ul><ul><li>Provide server connectivity and workload mobility </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Baselines simplify config & change for multiple Virtual Connect domains </li></ul><ul><li>Group members must share the same uplinks to LANs/SANs – identical enclosure configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Enforce changes quickly across all domains in a group by modifying the group profile </li></ul><ul><li>Add new/bare metal enclosures and configure VC domains quickly by assigning to a domain group </li></ul><ul><li>Increase datacenter consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce complexity, repetitive tasks config errors and conflicts </li></ul>Virtual Connect domain grouping Key features LAN A SAN A LAN B SAN B VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager <ul><li>Domain Configs </li></ul><ul><li>Server Profiles </li></ul>Domain Group A Domain Group B
  11. 11. <ul><li>Move blade server connection profiles between enclosures within a Virtual Connect Domain Group </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect maintains consistent LAN/SAN connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network associations move with the server connection profile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manual/scripted profile moves </li></ul><ul><li>Automated profile failover to spare server pool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires boot from SAN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audit trail provides full history </li></ul><ul><li>Best response times and least administration in boot from SAN environment </li></ul>VCEM server profile movement Key features Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager <ul><li>Domain Configs </li></ul><ul><li>Server Profiles </li></ul>LAN A SAN A X Domain Group A Domain Group B VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain VC Domain Spare Pool LAN A SAN A Spare Pool
  12. 12. <ul><li>Customer defined spare servers cover all servers in a VC Domain Group </li></ul><ul><li>Automated process replaces server with the same model and migrates Virtual Connect profile / connections: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Powers down original server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moves VC profile to spare bay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powers up replacement server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect re-establishes networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexible options to initiate failover: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manually select replacement server and move profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failover button in VCEM GUI - provides single step automated process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLI driven script </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated options can use HP SIM “action on event” features </li></ul></ul>VCEM server profile failover Overview Virtual Connect Domain Group LAN SAN Spare Server Pool
  13. 13. <ul><li>Cost effective server recovery/failover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickly move the connections and associated workload of a problematic server to a spare server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use individual spare servers or spares pool located anywhere in a Virtual Connect Domain Group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planned server maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporarily move server workloads to alternate enclosures/bays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimizes unnecessary and disruptive production downtime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Server migration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repurpose servers to meet changing business and workload needs </li></ul></ul>VCEM server profile movement Primary usage scenarios Database Web Farm Business Apps Test Environ Virtual Connect Domain Group Spare Bay Spare Pool
  14. 14. Virtual Connect Spare Server Virtual Connect Domain Group VCEM server recovery example SAN LAN / VLAN A B C D Email / Web Financial / Business SAN Arrays & Logical Units Shared Data Clients Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) SAN-Hosted Applications and Data <ul><li>Infrastructure Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Connect domain group with 2 BladeSystem enclosures; LAN and SAN managed with Virtual Connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>production server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>spare blade server </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Production server reports problem or requires removal from production environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manually move profile or use automated failover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power down source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Migrate profile to spare </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power on spare as replacement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VC restores same LAN/SAN assignments </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Datacenters with multiple enclosures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplify infrastructure management across the datacenter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase IT consistency, productivity and availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond faster to business needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce time, costs and risks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BladeSystem environments on multiple sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central management to simply operations, reduce travel, response times and costs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dynamic environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add, modify and move server resources to meet changing workload and business demands </li></ul></ul>Ideal VCEM environments Database Web Farm Business Apps Server pool Test Environ
  16. 16. Virtual Connect domain maintenance Key features <ul><li>Embedded tools in VCEM simplify updates and configuration changes to Virtual Connect Domains </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinates with enclosure-based Virtual Connect Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enables domain-level operations that includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firmware upgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administering local user accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory settings (LDAP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SSH and SSL Certificate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domain name and configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Static IP address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reset Virtual Connect Module (soft reset) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enables Ethernet port monitoring for traffic analysis and debugging purposes </li></ul>
  17. 17. VCEM installation options Choose the best install method for your environment <ul><li>Install VCEM standalone on Windows physical host </li></ul><ul><li>Plug VCEM into HP SIM v5.2 and higher </li></ul>VM 4 VM 3 VM 2 VM 1 <ul><li>Install VCEM standalone on an ESX Virtual Machine </li></ul>
  18. 18. Traditional Server License BladeSystem Enclosure License <ul><li>License needed for each server in an enclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Single license for each enclosure covers all enclosure bays </li></ul><ul><li>Server environment changes require new license </li></ul>For the life of the server <ul><li>No new VCEM licenses as server environment changes </li></ul>For the life of the enclosure VCEM enclosure-based license Exceptional flexibility and value Install Server Upgrade Server G2 G3 G4 Move Server Install Server Upgrade Server G2 G3 G4 Move Server
  19. 19. <ul><li>Separate SKUs for c7000 and c3000 enclosures </li></ul><ul><li>Software included on Insight Control media v2.30 and higher. Delivered with c-Class enclosures and downloadable as ISO from HP.com </li></ul><ul><li>All licenses include 1yr technical support and updates </li></ul>VCEM license options SKU # Description 459864-B21 HP VCEM BL-c7000 Nm 1-encl LIC 459865-B21 HP VCEM BL-c7000 Nm Flex Qty Encl LIC 459866-B21 HP VCEM BL-c7000 Nm Tracking Encl LIC T9094AAE HP VCEM BL-c7000 Encl E-LTU 24x7 Support (NA Only) 459867-B21 HP VCEM BL-c3000 Nm 1-encl LIC 459868-B21 HP VCEM BL-c3000 Nm Flex Qty Encl LIC 459869-B21 HP VCEM BL-c3000 Nm Tracking Encl LIC T9095AAE HP VCEM BL-c3000 Encl E-LTU 24x7 Support (NA Only)
  20. 20. <ul><li>Learn more about Virtual Connect technology www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/virtualconnect </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager www.hp.com/go/vcem </li></ul>Additional resources

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