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1 September 12-14, 2005 Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center North Bethesda, Maryland Heterogeneous Storage Management using SMI-S and CIM John Harker Hitachi Data Systems

2 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland Agenda The Customer Problem How and why standards play into this –DMTF, CIM, WEBM, SNIA and SMI-S, WMI and WMX Storage Management –Understanding and managing your infrastructure Data Management –Virtualized tiered storage Whats still needed

3 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland The well-managed system Bus and Hardware I/O Standards Hardware Management Standards Hi-Speed interconnect standards Software Management Standards Distributed Environment Standards Storage Management Standards The need for standardized management is driven by IT customers who want to manage all their systems - standalone, rack mount bricks, blades, and storage - using the same tools. This requires a focus on the intersection of open management standards in the server and storage areas.

4 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland SNIA and DMTF SNIA is a vendor-neutral trade organization and ALSO a standards body: –Fast-tracking of standard proposals through INCITS/ANSI SMI_S v1.0.2 is ANSI INCITS –On-going standard projects include: IP Storage Shared Storage Model Storage Management Storage Security Data Management SNIA contributes to the development of the DMTF CIM standard –Many object and schema changes/extensions in the CIM Specification are the result of SNIA Change Requests SNIA Technical Working Groups are working to extend the DMTF Common Models to achieve a comprehensive Storage Management Specification (SMI-S)

5 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland SNIA Storage Management Initiative Storage Management Initiative (SMI) and the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) –Represents the efforts of the SNIA teams driving towards the first common and interoperable management standard for storage networks –Entirely based on CIM and WEBM SMI-S enhances CIM and WEBM by –Introducing profiles that precisely define what classes and fields are required, and how the CIM classes interact –Defining Profiles for array, fabric, hosts, tape library, virtualization, and volume managers. –Defining other necessary components to ensure interoperability – transport, security, discovery, installation, upgrade SMI-S Status –Version commercial, 1.1 final, 1.2 out for review - –Tested during SNWs and at plugfests –SNIA Colorado SMI-S Interoperability Lab –Test program in place to certify SMI-S compliance (SNIA-CTP) –SMI-S Certification test suites – provider and client side

6 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland Notes on Commercial CIM Implementations WMI is a Windows-based implementation of the DMTF Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) initiative, and is fully compliant with the DMTF CIM version 2.0 management schema definitions. But… –Using Microsoft DCOM for communications transport –Using Microsoft Active Directory and Security systems IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, Linux WEBM implementations use different CIM implementations – some Java, some C++ Pretty much they dont talk.

7 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland HiCommand Storage Services Manager powered by AppIQ Hitachi Data Systems HiCommand Storage Services Manager is a SMI-S based Storage Management system Designed to SMI-S, uses CIM-based object model as the abstraction layer (CIMIQ-X) Uses SMI-S providers where available Wraps proprietary APIs in CIM/SMI-S where no SMI-S is available Can consume from (be a client to) both SMI-S and CIM providers Communicates with both WEBM and WMI using appropriate transports

8 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland Hitachi HiCommand® Suite Architecture Device ManagerStorage Array: Services Storage Services Manager Chargeback Path Provisioning Global Reporter Backup Services Manager QoS: Oracle QoS: Exchange QoS: File Servers QoS: Sybase Tiered Storage Manager ConfigurationReporting API: CIM, VDS, SMI-S 1.1, EVMS Provisioning CIM / SMI-S+ Model Array Specific and Unstructured Model CIMOM3rd Party CIMOMsNon Standard CIMOMNon Standard Performance Monitoring Cache Allocation Volume Migration & Port Bandwidth Allocation Universal Replicator Partitioning Manager Volume Manager Visualization / Topology Reporting Event Management Path Management Capacity Monitoring & Planning Performance Monitoring & Forecasting Array Services Common Platform Business Application Modules Storage Operation Modules Hitachi Enhanced Heterogeneous Protection Manager Rapid Recovery SQL & Exchange Tuning Manager Thunder, Lightning and USP Interfaces Real time performance agents User definable polling Array asset reporting and correlation Replication Dynamic Link Manager Replication Monitor

9 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland HiCommand Storage Services Manager - Multiple CIMOM Architecture Business Application Modules Managed Device Managed Switch Application Host Managed Array Proprietary Device Integration Platform CIMOM CIM-Built SMI-S+ Management Platform HiCommand Storage Services Manager QoS for Oracle QoS for Exchange QoS for File Servers Proprietary Interfaces QoS for Sybase QoS for SQL …. Storage Operations Modules Multiple CIMOMs Path Provisioning Chargeback Addtl Storage Ops Modules …. CIM Client CIM Provider Proprietary Interfaces CIMOM CIM Provider CIMOM CIM Providers CIMOM Platform Services + HSSM Base Features xmlCIM over HTTP …. Java RMI

10 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland HiCommand Storage Services Manager consuming from CIM provider vs. SMI-S provider Host information (with WMI only) –HBA cards –HBA ports –WWNs Host information (With SMI-S CIM extension) Host model IP address OS type and version Physical memory Number of processors DNS name HBA cards, HBA WWN, HBA vendor, HBA model, HBA serial # HBA ports, port connection to switch port, switch port WWN, port speed, target storage ports Persistent bindings Volumes under host mgmt, mount point, disks, volume management software type and version Multi-pathing software type and version, meta devices, volumes, type of multipathing, subpaths and status Volume Management Events Asset management ReportingMonitoringPolicies

11 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland Primary Storage (High-end) Production Data Archive Software Secondary Storage (Mid-range) Archive Data Tertiary Storage (Low cost) Archive Data Application Data Lifecycle Replication Migration Backup Storage (Low cost) Replica Tertiary Storage (Low cost) Archive Data Backup Storage (Low cost) Migration Erasure Optimized Volume Placement Secondary Storage (Mid-range) Production Data Migration Creation Archiving Relocation Hardware Trouble Hardware Replacement Deletion Hardware Replacement Relocation Set read-only w/ retention time Data Management Background - View of Data Lifecycle Recovery Replica

12 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland SNIA Data Management Initiative SNIA Data Management Forum is working in these areas Information Lifecycle Management Data Protection Initiative Long Term Archive and Compliance Storage Initiative ILM definition and vision –Information Lifecycle Management is comprised of the policies, processes, practices, and tools used to align the business value of information with the most appropriate and cost effective IT infrastructure from the time information is conceived through its final disposition. –Information is aligned with business requirements through management policies and service levels associated with applications, metadata, and data. ILMs goal - Storage Management Interface (SMI) –A new set of management practices –A new set of data-centric standards based on SNIAs SMI-S –Currently SMI-S defines a set of access modes to a StorageExtent and replication functions in CopyServices –More is needed & being worked on to cover additional considerations in overall data lifecycle. This will take a while …

13 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland Tiered Storage Solutions $$ There is a clear and immediate cost savings potential by implementing Tiered Storage Environments Data Classification is another Performance characteristics Standardized management is one key Hitachi Lightning 9900 V Series Hitachi TagmaStore Universal Storage Platform 3 rd Party Enterprise Storage Thunder 9500 V Series Hitachi Thunder 9500 V Series with SATA 3rd Party Mid-range

14 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland Application Optimised Storage Step 1: Data vs. Application Classification Everyone agrees that proper Data Classification is a fundamental component in any Storage Tiering initiative. However, if you attempt to classify every application and file in your environment today: –It will be laborious and may take years to complete –You will end up with too many classes and policies –It will be difficult to implement in a reasonable timeframe Consider Application Classification instead –Select your top 3 to 5 business applications to start –Identify Applications with the highest ROI –Demonstrating results quickly will validate the project

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16 Application Optimised Storage Step 1: Application Classification There are at least 4 basic categories that classify any application: – Availability Uptime requirements, often measured in 9s – Performance Response Time – Protection Replication (Local and Remote) and Backup – Retention/Compliance Archive and Locking capability The output from these requirements will determine the classes of storage and associated Service Levels needed

17 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland Application Optimised Storage Step 2 Service Level Definition (Examples) Platinum Service or Class A: This should be provided to your most critical Business applications because it provides the highest level of Availability, Performance and Protection Gold Service or Class B: High Availability, Acceptable Performance and Recoverability tolerance of 1 to 5 hours Silver Service or Class C: Business Essential but not as critical –Low Cost drives (performance and availability) and Tape backup for recovery are acceptable

18 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland Key to Infrastructure Selection: –Efficient, optimized and scalable –lowest possible costs and risks to meet your service levels –FLEXIBLE and DYNAMIC Business requirements are constantly changing and will drive application requirements throughout their lifecycle. –Data requiring High Performance and availability today, may not need it tomorrow, but may require it again at month end. Dynamic Tiering in place you can further optimise applications –By tiering active vs. inactive data within applications. Having this flexibility, will allow you to react quickly, optimize performance and minimize backup windows and REDUCE COST. Application Optimised Storage Step 3: Infrastructure Selection

19 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland A New Paradigm: Virtualisation makes your Infrastructure Agile and Flexible Lightning Thunder DRU w/SATA 300GB RAID HDS 76GB 72GB Application AApplication BApplication CApplication AApplication BApplication C FC RAID 1 SATA 300GB 146GB Dynamic and Optimised Static Tier 1 Static Tier 2 IBM Competition Universal, Multi-Tier Storage API FC RAID 1

20 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland Distributed Environment Standards There are still numerous gaps in SMI-S & CIM Current products supporting CIM usually are stovepiped on top of their own CIM stack (e.g. no cross shared directory, security, etc.) The web services standards community (WW3, DMTF, Oasis) and the grid computing standards community (Globus) are standardizing on a common set of Internet based standards for distributed services (IPC, directory, security, data formats, events). These will be important in solving the stovepiping problem for both remote management and for commercial application support.

21 September 12-14, 2005 Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland Hitachi is committed to contributing extensively to both DMTF and SNIA Hitachi agrees that extensions are required to cover additional considerations in the overall data lifecycle and had made proposals in several* of those areas: additional extent protection modes* a retention period defining how long the protection mode MUST stay in effect the definition of behaviors and constraints related to retention periods non-disruptive extent migration* maintenance of protection modes through replication and recovery reclamation services to implement storage extent shredding and reuse after migration and final data deletion* SMI-S and Data Lifecycle Management

22 September 12-14, 2005 Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center North Bethesda, Maryland Questions?


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