1 July 2010 Todd Owens OEM Technical Marketing Manager QLogic Corporation Simplified SAN Deployment and Management Virtual Connect, Simple SAN Connection Manager and the HP StorageWorks H-series Switches
2 July 2010 SAN Management Administration Challenges –Impact to Server, Network and Storage environment Requires cross-discipline coordination among IT resources –Time consuming, utilizing multiple applications toolsets Different tools for each element in the SAN infrastructure; HBA, Switch, Storage –Complexity Multiple steps, more opportunity for configuration errors How can HP help IT staff to simplify deployment and ongoing management and reduce the time it takes to build and grow storage networks?
3 July 2010 Todays SAN Deployment and Management Processes Install servers, HBAs and storage Cable servers, switches, storage Assign LANs/SANs to installed servers Later, when needed Add new storage –Create SAN connection/zoning –Provision Storage on host Create new LUNs –Get SAN connection/create Zoning –Provision Storage on host Add virtual machine –Provision host –Get SAN connection/create Zoning –Get SAN connection –Create LUNs on Storage system –Provision LUN on host system System Administrator Storage Administrator SAN Administrator S S MT T W F Project planning meetings And more meetings Change control approvals Re-cable and move into production inventory 4-6 weeks have passed by Adding to /upgrading environment
4 July 2010 A New Paradigm – HP Simple SAN Connection Manager One meeting to define storage management tasks Add/update? LAN addressing Configuration requirements Use SSCM from a single management console to ; Manage HBA tasks Manage SAN configuration/Zoning Provision Storage LUN creation Partitioning Project planning meetings Single Administrator can Deploy, Manage, Maintain with SSCM inventory SSCMs single pane of glass management of HBA, Switch and Storage resources provides optimal consolidation of the SAN infrastructure and associated management tasks.
5 July 2010 Solution with HP BladeSystem - Traditional approach Barrier to Converged Infrastructure HP BladeSystem C7000 integrated SAN Switch.. SAN Challenge: Increasing available storage with converged infastructure solutions. Justifying Virtual Connect Perception: Virtual Connect delivers unique value, but price is too high. Tactical solution: Take out virtual connect, replace with lower cost SAN. Level the price position – lose the HP value. HP solution now similar to IBM and Dell
6 July 2010 ESS Solution with HP BladeSystem - Traditional approach HP Converged Infrastructure HP BladeSystem C7000 Standard FC Switch integrated SAN Switch BladeSystem with Integrated and external fabric switches Perceived low acquisition costs, but; o licensing costs o application management costs Trunking LTU required for each switch Different applications for managing Adapters, Switches and Storage Is there a better way?
7 July 2010 Converged Management – HP Virtual Connect, H-series SAN HP Converged Infrastructure – Best Approach HP StorageWorks EVA HP StorageWorks MSA HP BladeSystem C7000 HP Simple SAN Connection Manager (SSCM) HP SN6000 Switch HP VC FC Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) Trunking LTU not required Trunking included in switch price Single application for managing Adapters, Switches and Storage
8 July 2010 Practical Example with Simple SAN Connection Manager HP Converged Infrastructure Host creationLUN CreationLUN Mounting Total Effort* Typical Disk Mgmt Application 3-4 h3.5-4h2.5-3hUp to 11 hours HP SSCM0 h~60 min0 h~ 1 h Initial installation & configuration Creation of 64x LUNs for 32x BladeSystem servers in total * Keyboard time Administration work during operation: Creation of additional 10x LUNs for new applications Host creationBuild of the LUNs LUN Mounting Total Effort* Typical Disk Mgmt Application -0.5-1h Up to 2 hours HP SSCM-~10 min0 h<30 min
9 July 2010 Scalable, Simplified SAN Management HP StorageWorks H-series SAN Features included in H-series switch price Simple SAN Connection Manager – simple single pane of glass mgmt Stacking Architecture – pay as you grow Transparent Router – providing interoperability across fabrics I/O StreamGuard – protection against data interruptions Adaptive Trunking – maximizing performance Features included in H-series switch price Simple SAN Connection Manager – simple single pane of glass mgmt Stacking Architecture – pay as you grow Transparent Router – providing interoperability across fabrics I/O StreamGuard – protection against data interruptions Adaptive Trunking – maximizing performance HP StorageWorks 8/20q FC Switch (entry level, non- stackable) HP SN6000 Stackable FC Switch (scale to 120 device ports per stack) Simple SAN Connection Manager
10 July 2010 Simplified SAN Administration Simple SAN Connection Manager Single pane of glass SAN Management Provision storage Switch/Port management HBA management Maintenance and updates HP StorageWorks EVA/MSA Storage HP StorageWorks 8Gb, 4Gb, PCI-e and PCI-X HBAs HP SN6000 Stackable FC Switch HP StorageWorks 8/20q Increase IT efficiency by reducing SAN administration workload Simple SAN Connection Manager
11 July 2010 Introducing VCEM and SSCM Integration Now SSCM has visibility to HP BladeSystem c-Class components: Enclosure Server Bays Server Mezzanine Cards –Mask and map MSA/EVA LUNs to c-Class servers Virtual Connect Modules Single pane of glass from HP BladeSystem c-Class to HP StorageWorks EVA/MSA Lower administration costs –One tool for entire HP solution Gain operational efficiencies HP unique end-to-end solution Integration of HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager and HP Simple SAN Connection Manager via VC API enables a unique end-to- end view of server to storage connectivity in the fabric.
12 July 2010 Virtual Connect/SSCM Integration - Topology display Enclosures Server Blades Server Mez Cards VC Module Connections Switch port connections Storage
13 July 2010 SN6000 or 8/20q switches HP ServersHP Storage HP StorageWorks H-series Fabric Legacy SAN Investment Protection Utilize Transparent Router functionality (exclusive to HP H-series Switches) to attach to existing SAN, sharing server and storage resources Legacy SAN Fabric (B-series, C-series) Transparent Router FC connection
14 July 2010 Why HP H-series Solutions for SAN Infrastructure? Simple SSCM – end to end storage network management Powerful Works across HP BladeSystem VC and StorageWorks MSA/EVA portfolio 8GBs fibre channel performance Fault tolerant Flexible Stacking and scalable (SN6000) Transparent Routing to connect with HP B-series and HP C-series fabrics Affordable Optimal per port cost/performance in the HP portfolio
15 July 2010 Whats in it for HP Customers? Why HP H-series Solutions H-series provides a complete solution to greatly reduce storage network administration at an attractive price point. Customers benefit from: –Reduction in deployment and administration time from days to hours –Investment protection for legacy SAN investments –Scalable infrastructure that future-proofs the storage network
16 July 2010 Resources –For more information, download the Deploying HP BladeSystem and EVA Storage Enterprise Environments solution brief from hp.com. – Or check out the HP web at: www.hp.com/go/virtualconnect www.hp.com/go/sn6000
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