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Serverquarium 2013 Powering the Hands-On-Labs at MMS. Paul Gavin Training Manager HP Cloud Solutions for Microsoft. Steve Cole Director, Technology Services Xtreme Consulting Group, Inc. Session Agenda. Introducing the Serverquarium for 2013

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serverquarium 2013 powering the hands on labs at mms
Serverquarium 2013Powering the Hands-On-Labs at MMS

Paul Gavin

Training Manager

HP Cloud Solutions for Microsoft

Steve Cole

Director, Technology Services

Xtreme Consulting Group, Inc.

session agenda
Session Agenda

Introducing the Serverquarium for 2013

Microsoft’sJeff Woolseyand HP’s Jeff Carlat

Why a Private Cloud solution for labs?

Steve Cole, XCGI

What’s under the hood for 2013?

HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft: Servers, Storage and Networking, Management Integration

Paul Gavin, HP

Q&A session with the engineers who made it happen

introducing the serverquarium for 2013
Introducing the Serverquarium for 2013

Jeff Woolsey

Principal Group Program Manager

Windows Server Virtualization

Microsoft

Jeff Carlat

Director of Product Marketing

Industry Standard Servers

HP

what is the serverquarium
What is the Serverquarium?

fast

flexible

efficient

federated

redundant

autonomic

virtualized

innovative

balanced

available

integrated

managed

multi-tenant

secure

resilient

validated

it s a process
It’s a process…
  • MMS ’09, all labs delivered via 650 physical servers!
    • Power consumption was 114,000 watts
  • MMS ‘10, first year all labs were 100% virtualized
    • 41 Servers in 3 racks using local storage, 40,000 VM’s, power use down to 9000 watts, 650 thin clients
  • MMS ‘11, the Cloud rolls in
    • 32 servers in 2 racks using SAN storage and 1TB less RAM still running 40k VM’s and using 8400 watts
  • MMS ‘12, turning up the volume
    • More complex labs offered with more VM’s per lab meant upping the RAM per blade to 192GB and bringing in 3PAR Storage
    • Over 50,000 VM’s in four days!
the need for speed
The need for speed
  • We can provision well over 500 VM’s per minute
  • With the HP 3PAR StorServe P10800 and HP IO Accelerator Cards from Fusion-io, we’re at almost 8 million IOPS
  • We’re averaging ~20% CPU utilization, peaking at 30%
  • All with centralized web based self service portals that allow us to evenly distribute the load and cope with massive spikes in demand.
no ordinary labs
No ordinary labs

The environment we support is a bit more complicated than usual

  • As of this morning, more than 6.5k labs with over 20k VM’s total
  • Peak of 2.5k simultaneous VM’s

For ILL’s, we need to provision an average of 1400 VM’sto 400 usersto four physical locations in less than 10 minutes5 times per day

To do that, we have:

  • Active Directory controlling lab availability to physical locations
  • Dynamic Memory dramatically increasing efficiency during VM run time
  • System Center monitoring Host and Virtual Machine health and performance
it s a custom job
It’s a custom job…

Serverquarium is highly customized for our unique business needs

  • Anonymous logons
  • Rapid response times

Our “non-needs” could be your priority list

  • High Availability for user sessions
  • 5 9’s uptime
  • User security

But the tools we used are the same

A private fabric makes a custom platform!

serverquarium mms 2013 overall configuration
Serverquarium MMS 2013 Overall Configuration

Based on HP’s VirtualSystem VS3 for Microsoft

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  • Storage: 3PAR StoreServ
  • FlexFabric FCoE and 10GbE simultaneously + IRF
  • Management: Insight Control & System Center Management servers: DL360p Gen8
  • Host servers: C7000 + BL460 Gen8

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serverquarium mms 2013 overall configuration1
Serverquarium MMS 2013 Overall Configuration
  • Compute: 32x BL460c Gen8
    • 2x Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 2.6GHz / 8 cores
    • 256GB RAM
    • 2x 300 GB SAS drives
    • 785GB / 1.2TB HP IO Accelerator card
    • HP VirtualConnect FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port
  • Management: 2x DL360 Gen8
    • 2x Intel® Xeon® E5-2690 2.0Ghz / 8 cores
    • 192GB RAM
    • 2x 300 GB SAS drives
    • 10 Gb Ethernet 2-port PCI
  • Storage / Data Networking
    • HP 5920 Series Ethernet Switches
    • HP B-Series FibreChannel SAN Switches
serverquarium mms 2013 microsoft management
Serverquarium MMS 2013 Microsoft Management
  • Compute: Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V
      • Up to 100 VM’s per node at any time
      • Local agents for SCVMM and SCOM
      • Up to 30 virtual networks per node at any time
  • Management: Windows Server 2012 cluster
      • System Center 2012 SP1
      • HP Insight Control for System Center
      • Centralized web service for self-service provisioning
  • Networking
      • IP network monitored by System Center 2012
      • Fiber throughput near 1GB per second
severquarium mms 2013 hp server management
Severquarium MMS 2013 HP Server Management

Brings the native manageability of HP hardware to System Center 2012 environments

  • Ideal for customers who have standardized on Microsoft System Center as their management platform
  • Licensed and included with HP Insight Control
  • Integrates directly into System Center consoles
  • Included as key management component in HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft

Provides comprehensive system health, configuration management, and software deployment

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Serverquarium MMS 2013 HP Server Management

Comprehensive Health Monitoring

Total Remote Control via iLO Advanced

  • Agentless Gen8
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • VMware
  • Blade enclosures

Bare Metal OS Deployment

Provides comprehensive system health, configuration management, and software deployment

Automated Virtual Machine Management

Driver andFirmware Updates

Detailed HP Inventory

severquarium mms 2013 hp storage h ardware
Severquarium MMS 2013 HP Storage Hardware
  • Storage: HP 3PAR StoreServ 10800
      • 153.6 TB in total
      • 128 x 600 GB FC disks
      • 64 z 200 GB SSD disks
      • 32x 2TB NL disks
      • 4 controller nodes
      • HP 5920 Series Ethernet Switches
      • HP B-Series FibreChanmel
      • SAN Switches
  • Autonomic: Reduce time spent managing storage by 90%
  • System responds effortlessly and instantly to new workload demands
  • Efficient: Reduce capacity requirements by 50%
  • Hardware enabled thin technologies and tiering for high efficiency without tradeoffs.
  • Multi-tenant: Double VM density per server
  • Bulletproof tier-1 resilience for massive consolidation of unpredictable mixed workloads
  • Federated: Non-disruptive data mobility between systems
  • HP Peer Motion for easy refresh and data services management across multiple arrays
severquarium mms 2013 hp storage management
Severquarium MMS 2013 HP Storage Management

Managing storage systems within System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Integration simplifies management of Microsoft Hyper-V environments
  • Rapidly provision new Virtual Machines
  • Storage Management
    • Discovery
    • Manage HP 3PAR Virtual Volumes
    • Manage HP 3PAR Snapshots

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severquarium mms 2013 hp storage management1
Severquarium MMS 2013 HP Storage Management
  • Manage HP 3PAR Storage System with System Center 2012 Operations Manager
  • Consolidate Event/Alert Management with System Center 2012 Operations Manager

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serverquarium mms 2013 hp network technology
Serverquarium MMS 2013 HP Network Technology
  • Uses HP Virtual Connect Technology
    • Reduces wiring costs and complexity
  • Shared connection for FC and ISCSI and Ethernet
    • Reduces adaptor count
  • VCEM
    • Allows multi cabinet network management

Network Connectivity – Fibre Channel Connectivity

serverquarium mms 2012 hp network technology
Serverquarium MMS 2012 HP Network Technology
  • Tested and Validated

High-performance 4-chassis virtualized core

IRF

Faster

Live Migration

500x faster recovery time

2x network performance

Virtual Connect

IRF

Rack servers

Blade servers

Rack servers

Blade servers

Legacy Architecture

HP FlexFabric Architecture

Source: Test commissioned by HP: “NetworkTest: FlexNetwork Architecture Delivers Higher Speed, Lower Downtime With HP IRF Technology” http://www3.networktest.com/hpirf/hpirf1.pdf

severquarium mms 2013 hp network management management
Severquarium MMS 2013 HP Network Management Management

Technology Preview

  • HP Fabric Management Add-in for SCVMM planned for future release
    • Available as part of Insight Control for System Center
  • SCVMM 2012 SP1 provides capability for HP specific functionality integration directly into the SCVMM console
  • Extends view of HP Converged Infrastructure elements which will provide:
    • Summary view
    • Diagram view from VM to external switch
  • Combines logical and physical elements from:
    • Hyper-V
    • Windows Networking
    • SCVMM
    • HP Virtual Connect
serverquarium combining vc and scvmm
Serverquarium combining VC and SCVMM

HP Virtual Connect

SCVMM

  • HP Virtual Connect elements are not exposed in SCVMM
  • Difficult to get an end-to-end view of connections and relationships

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severquarium mms 2013 hp network management
Severquarium MMS 2013 HP Network Management

Actions

iLO Console

iLO Web

VCM Console

OA Console

I/O Module

Enclosure/Profile

FlexNICs

Server

vSwitch

VMs

External Switch

Uplink Ports

DownlinkPorts

Launch Tools

severquarium mms 2013 hp io enhancement
Severquarium MMS 2013 HP IO Enhancement
  • Scale Up VM Performance Density
  • Add more and larger VMs per server
  • Add larger workloads to each VM

1.2TB HP IO Accelerator

mezzanine card

  • Extend virtualization to more I/O-intensive applications
  • Maximize virtualization & infrastructure efficiency
  • Reduce power and footprint, simplify management
  • Eliminate I/O constraints, unleash VM performance
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Q&A

Introducing the team who built the system

Conrad Cahill

Senior Virtualization Architect

Xtreme Consulting Group

Dung Hoang Khac

Principal Engineer

Virtualization Engineering Group

HP

call to action
Call to Action

A ‘single pane of glass’ view of storage resources from HP at #MMS2013 http://bit.ly/13OyD0t

See tech exposure of HP Storage integration w/MSFT System Center suite of products at #MMS2013 http://bit.ly/13OyD0t

See session “HP Private Cloud Management w/System Center” Monday, April 8th b/twn 2:00-3:30pm http://bit.ly/13OyD0t #MMS2013

Accelerate your pathway to the cloud with HP at #MMS2013 http://bit.ly/10vJkh0 #Serverquarium

Stop at the #Serverquarium & take the tour w/one of our HP technical experts on site http://bit.ly/10vJkh0 # MMS2013

See HP demo HP Cloud Solution for MSFT—an ideal foundation to move you along your journey to the cloud http://bit.ly/10vJkh0 # MMS2013

Visit the Serverquarium

what is the serverquarium1
What is the ServerQuarium?

fast

flexible

efficient

federated

redundant

autonomic

virtualized

innovative

balanced

available

integrated

managed

multi-tenant

secure

resilient

validated