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PowerEdge M1000e and PS-M4110– Converged Infrastructure Course Module 1 Overview <Place supporting graphic here>
Course Objectives – M1000e After completing this course, attendees will be able to: • Understand the architecture of Blade systems. • Explain the benefits of Blade technology. • Describe the features and locations of M-Series components. • Configure the M-Series Blade System. • Introduction to software installation. • Understand networks and Fabric of the M1000e including IO mezzanines and switches. • MXL configuration overview • Chassis Installation procedures
Course Objectives – PS-M4110 • Describe and Install the PS M4110within the M1000e chassis. • Configure the PS M4110 and components. • Describe the characteristics of the PS M4110 in an M1000e environment. • Describe PS-M4110 Management. • Configure PS-M4110 to join Multimember group • Configure Data Center Bridging (DCB) • PS-M4110 Troubleshooting
Module Objectives: • Overview of the blade system, intelligent infrastructure. • The real benefits of the M-Series platform. • Description of the M-Series bay numbering scheme for the quarter, half and full height blade modules. • Hardware management overview • Introduction to the M1000e midplane and midplane mapping • What’s new in the M1000e 12th generation servers. .
Blade System - Intelligent Infrastructure M1000e Enclosure Blade Servers I/O Storage Up to 14TB of Storage per Array • Optimized for Interoperability • Simeto install and configure Management Simplified, powerful remote access
Datacenter Challenges Major Issues in Today’s Data Center Environments Server SprawlPhysical space is becoming harder to find. Demand for servers is growing by 4x in the next 10 years Power & CoolingFor every $1 spent on server hardware, $1.80 spent on power/cooling, air movers and vampire loss. (per Liebert) Operating Cost$8 in maintenance for every $1 spent on new infrastructure Space CrunchDatacenter construction costsgreater than $1,000 per square foot and increasing Added ComplexityProliferation of disparate platforms; Vendor specific tools and complex licensing SOURCE: IDC, Leibert.
Extreme Reliability The Dell Difference: Blade chassis architecture generally employs redundant power, cooling & management, but only Dell ensures that all blade servers have true Enterprise-class features to maximize uptime and reliability, also including: • Hot Plug Hard Drives and Hardware RAID • Fully Redundant IO Fabrics • 100% Passive Connective Chassis Infrastructure
Efficiency – M1000e Server Density • Using 8 full-height, 16 half-height blades, 32 quarter-height or a combination of the three in the PowerEdge M1000e is: • 60% more dense than using 1U 2S servers. • 220% more 4-socket density (vs. 4U 4S Servers) • No extra rack space required for KVM and Network switches or additional management infrastructure
M1000e Bay Numbers – Full, Half and Mixed blade servers Full Height Blades Half-Height Blades Mixed Height Blades
M1000e Example Configuration Server Modules can be freely located within each 2x2 half height quadrant. The mechanical design of the M1000e has support structures for half height Server and Array Modules or as show below, double width Array modules (PS-M4110 Blade Array), as well as quarter-height blades, that can be located alongside full and half height server modules. Half Height Double Width Array Module Quarter Height Server Modules Half Height Double Width Array Module
Unique Levels of Efficiency The Dell Difference: • Superior fan efficiency and chassis design • Industry-leading power supply efficiency • Granular power management Blade servers offer lower power consumption per unit than other enterprise-class server form factors through enhanced power management & efficiencies in power & cooling infrastructure, but only Dell’s blade chassis can truly be called industry leading.
Better Airflow Management Design Module Inlet Dell Blade Server Module Cooling Path M1000e Power Supply Cooling Path I/O Module Location and Cooling Path
Simplified Manageability Dell Blades offer powerful management capabilities via the Chassis Management Controller (CMC) Automated discovery and rapid deployment • CMC automates & simplifies configuration of new hardware in a 1:Many manner. • CMC’s “Virtual File Share” enables 1:many deployment of updates & images • MAC/WWNs are displayed prior to blade installation, enabling pre-provisioning of LAN/SAN resources Proactive Out of Band Management • CMC provides immediate access to system status, issues, & alerts through a single, easy to use interface • CMC provides simple 1-click access to key functions to help quickly resolve issues Native 1:Many update capabilities • CMC & Lifecycle Controller provide the ability to simply update BIOS/Firmware/Drivers on a 1:Many basis, without add’l software
Why is Embedded Management Compelling? • No OS dependencies • Always available, consistent management for Solaris, Unix and Linux variants like Ubuntu, etc in addition to RHEL, Suse, Windows • Supports key industry trends • Optimum mgmt method for Virtualization and Cloud Computing trends (what value is an H/W mgmt agent in a VM?). • ESXi doesn’t support management agents since there is no service console as with classic ESX • No agents to install • Simpler provisioning, no application performance degradation (great for financial and HPC customers) • Ideal for Data Hosting or Cloud service providers who can’t touch the customer’s OS/application sandbox
M1000e Hardware Management • Redundant Chassis Management Controllers (CMC) • Powerful management for the entire enclosure with real-time power management and monitoring; flexible security; status/ inventory/ alerting for blades, I/O and chassis • iDRAC • One per blade with full DRAC functionality like other Dell servers including vMedia/KVM • Integrates with CMC or can be used independently • LifeCycleController • Operating system deployment, system updates, hardware configuration and diagnostics from a single interface, tied to embedded systems management infrastructure & persistent storage • Dell Management Console • Comprehensive 1:many management for heterogeneous environments • Enterprise Console Integration • Integrate Dell hardware management directly into Microsoft System Center, BMC, Tivoli, NetIQ, Symantec, OpenView, CA NSM and others • Workload Management • Dell Virtual Integrated System • Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM) • Efficiently deploy, manage and maintain an entire infrastructure as a single resource pool including servers, storage, networking and the associated connections with a single interface.
Customer-inspired design offers consistency • Easy to Find Components • Color coding and labeling • Shroud windows • Plain-language LCD display • Easy to Access Components • Aligned components • Minimal obstructions • Consistent, easy to install, right-sized CMAs • Easy to Change Components • Tool-less design • Ergonomic touch-points • Easy to install tool-less color-coded rails with ball bearing slides
Blade Server Components • Blade servers include: • Processors / Heat sinks • Memory • HDDs and Hard Drive Backplane • Drive Controllers • Embedded Ethernet NIC (LAN on Motherboard – LOM) • Mezzanine Cards (optional) • USB ports (for ext. CD/DVD) • Blade servers do not include: • Power Supply Units • Fans • Video / Keyboard / Mouse ports
M1000e Midplane (front view) Blade signal connectors Blade power connectors
M1000e Midplane (rear view) CMC connectors iKVM connectors Fan connectors IOM connectors LCD and Control Panel Connector PSU connectors
M1000e Chassis InformationCMC 4.1 firmware supports the following servers • 12G Server Blades • PowerEdge M420 • PowerEdge M520 • PowerEdge M620 • PowerEdge M820 • 10G Server Blades • PowerEdge M600 • PowerEdge M605 • PowerEdge M805 • PowerEdge M905 • 11G Server Blades • PowerEdge M610 • PowerEdge M610x • PowerEdge M710 • PowerEdge M710HD • PowerEdge M910 • PowerEdge M915
New 4.1 CMC Firmware Features The 4.1 firmware update for the CMC brings support for the 12G Blade servers and associated new peripherals and hardware to the PowerEdge M1000e chassis. • PSM-4110 Support • PowerEdge M420 blade server support • Broadcom™ 5719 Quad Port 1 Gb Blade Mezzanine Card • Updated CMC to support maximum of 32 servers in M1000e chassis, chassis slot numbers for all servers present in the chassis and if present in the server, the iKVM Version number
New CMC BIOS updates for 12G M1000e Pre-boot Configuration • From 11G to 12G a pre-boot configuration change has been implemented. In previous generations to configure the BIOS, iDRAC, PERC and LOM a separate hot key for each was required. • Now with 12G only a single hot key (<F2>) is utilized to configure during pre-boot. • Benefits: • Single hot key press for BIOS, iDRAC, PERC, LOM, and other PCIe adapter card configurations. • User can configure all hardware in a single boot. No need to reboot between each device. • Accessible using keyboard or mouse.
Intelligent Fabric Integration The Dell M-Series Difference: • FlexIO provides complete, scale-on-demand switch designs to maximize TCO • Seamless Integration into any LAN/SAN Environment • Quickly replace or re-task hardware without rezoning or reconfiguring the network, regardless of infrastructure type • Preserves Infrastructure Investment • Network Daughter Card
Network Daughter Card (NDC) The twelfth-generation of PowerEdge server uses a Dell custom daughter card to house the complete LAN on motherboard (LOM) subsystem. In these systems the LOM is provided on the Network Daughter Card (NDC). There are two form factors of Select Network Adapters, one for blade servers and one for rack servers. The Blade Select Network Adapter provides dual port 10GbE from variouis suppliers. The Rack select Network Adapter provides a selection of 1GbE and 10GbE port options. Servers do not need to be replaced if IO requirements change, but the servers can be better utilized, allowing change to faster changing networking technology. An IO device can be replaced with a new NDC, which provides more benefits than the traditional LOM. All Select Network Adapters can be monitored in real time, utilizing Dell Embedded Management through iDRAC.
iDRAC 7 The Integraded Dell Remote Access Controller 7 (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller technology allows administrators to monitor, manage, update, troubleshoot, and remediate Dell servers from any location, without the use of agents and regardless of OS or hypervisor presence or state. • iDRAC7 options: • iDRAC7 Enterprise • iDRAC7 Express for Blades • iDRAC7 Express • Basic Management (with IPMI) • All 12G blade servers ship with Enterprise as the default, however customers have the option to select “Express for Blades.” • A dedicated NIC for iDRAC7 at all times, speed limited to 100 Mbps. Due to limitation of the chassis, GIGABYTE Ethernet card does not work with blades, but does work with rack and tower servers. • vFlash requires an iDRAC Enterprise card slot.
iDRAC 7 with Lifecycle Controller The 12G servers offer differentiated server management through iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller. Embedded management improves all aspects of the server lifecycle: deploy, update, monitoring and maintenance. • Enhanced Network Card Support • Lifecycle Controller support for Network Daughter Cards • Broadcom, QLogic, Intel. • Enables customer choice of LOM vendor. • Lifecycle Controller support for Adaptor/Mezzanine Cards • Broadcom, QLogic, Intel. • Makes complex configuration simple. • NPAR support • Logical partitioning of CNA bandwidth or assignment of "personalities" such as iSCSI, FCoE, standard NIC. • Enables customers to get the maximum use of their bandwidth.
Module Summary • After completing this module you should now be able to: • Describe various aspects of the blade system intelligent infrastructure. • Understand the real benefits of the M-Series platform. • Be aware of the M-Series bay numbering scheme for the full, half and quarter- height blade modules. • Identify various aspects of hardware management for the M1000e enclosure. • Understand the M1000e midplane and midplane mapping. • Be alerted to what is new in the M1000e 12th generation servers.