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1 Virtualization with IBM Frank Morassutti Business Development Manager IBM System x Servers

2 Agenda  Virtualization Market  X-Architecture™ Advantage  Next Generation X4  VMWARE + IBM

3  >50% are standardizing on virtual infrastructure How Customers Use Virtual Infrastructure  Sampling of customer workloads deployed in ESX Server Source: VMworld 2004 customer survey 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Web Servers Custom Apps File/Print Servers DatabasesJ2EE Servers  >75% of VMware customers are running VMware in production  >90% of VMware customers are running web servers in virtual machines  >75% of VMware customers are running databases in virtual machines  >75% of VMware customers are running file/print servers in virtual machines

4 Virtualization on Servers - now the ‘norm’ Resource utilization and flexibility are top perceived benefits Says that Consolidation still prime reason for virtualization Availability and security starting to show up on the horizon Source: IBM primary research

5 Other factors driving Virtualization  Need to reduce power and cooling costs  Lower operational budgets  New applications accelerate the need for new servers  Increased demand on server installation  Improved flexibility / manageability 5

6 What VMWARE offers - More efficient use of resources  Reduce management complexity by combining stand-alone hosts into clusters for higher availability and more flexible resource controls CPU = a Mem = x CPU = b Mem = y CPU = c Mem = z Stand-alone hosts Cluster Pooled Resources CPU = a+b+c Mem = x+y+z Availability Transparent failover

7 Application Clustering ESX Server ESX Server 1 ESX Server ESX Server 2

8 New - VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) VMware Infrastructure 3  Align IT resources with business priorities - Dynamically allocate resource to virtual machines.  Dramatically increase system administrator productivity - Enable system administrators to manage more resources  Automate hardware maintenance - Maintenance mode automatically migrates all virtual machines to other physical servers. Dynamic and intelligent allocation of hardware resources to the highest priority virtual machines to ensure optimal alignment between business and IT Resource Pool

9 New - VMware High Availability (HA) VMware Infrastructure 3  Automatic (cold) restart of virtual machines in case of server failure  No need for dedicated stand-by hardware  None of the cost and complexity of clustering Cost effective high availability for all servers Resource Pool X

10 iSeries ™ System z9™ zSeries ® System p5 ™ pSeries ® System x™BladeCenter™ IBM System Storage ™ OpenPower ® While virtualization sounds complex, it’s really a simple idea. IBM Systems can provide virtualization capabilities that are unique in the marketplace. Long-Term Focus on Virtualization Across our Systems  IBM mainframe virtualization – 40 year history of world-class innovation  IBM X-Architecture ® designed for virtualization, shared cross platform  CoolBlue™ - Power and Cooling designs that lead the industry  Virtualization Management software that simplifies your environment  SAN Volume Controller – Storage Virtualization for availability  Virtualization features do not require “rip and replace” upgrades

11 Third Generation Enterprise X-Architecture  $100M+ IBM investment  Designed for commercial environments  40 years of mainframe inspired innovation  Commitment to industry standard servers and customer choice

12 Mainframe-inspired innovation that delivers break-through performance, mission-critical availability, and unmatched modular scalability x3 Architecture Foundation Manageability Performance High Availability Scalability  #1 Benchmarks  32-bit/64-bit x64 compatibility  Reduced latencies of X3 chipset  XceL4vTM Dynamic Server Cache  PCI-X 2.0, SAS, DDR2 Memory  Optimized for Windows & Linux  3 rd Gen Active Memory  OS-independent Mirroring  Chipkill & Mem ProteXion  Hot-swap & Hot-add in all major subsystems  Reliability of Dual FSB architecture  Pay-as-you-grow granularity in CPU, I/O, RAM  2-32-sockets, Up to 512GB Memory, Dual-core Capable  Flexibility with MXE scalability Windows & Linux optimization in the database-serving tier  On-board hardware & remote mgmt software  Agent & Agent-less operation  Integrated hardware- based security (TPM)  Comprehensive alerting with PFA and Light Path Diagnostics  VMware ESX Integration #1 X3

13 x3 Server Products  Reduced memory latency with new chipsets  3 rd generation of the chipset design  Active PCI-E or PCI-X 2.0, up to 266MHz  Up to 64GB DDR2-based Active memory  SAS (serial-attached-SCSI) interface  2.5” SFF hard drives  Dual-core models x3850 (4-way) x3800 (4-way) x3950 (4-way) Eight Chassis 32-way Up to 512GB Memory

14 x3 Server Products  16-way is realistic  Powerful virtualization engine  Efficient memory design  OS support (Windows / Linux) x3850 (4-way) x3800 (4-way) x3950 (4-way) Four Chassis 16-way Up to 256GB Memory

15 High-end Server Reliability / Manageability Hot Swap Components  Propels Intel-based servers towards continuous operations  Dramatically increases uptime and allows scheduled maintenance  Operating System Independent: No drivers or OS support required PFA’s for all major components  Most extensive PFA support in industry  PFA’s alert administrators of a problem before it becomes a problem PFA ComparisonDellHPxSeries Hardware: - HDD - Memory - CPUs - Fans - VRM - Power supplies Yes Systems Management Adapter & BMC  Onboard BMC provides base functionality including Serial over LAN  BMC & RSA work together to monitor hardware for all alerts  Remote Keyboard/Video/Mouse support, Remote Virtual Media support

16 Leadership Availability with Active Memory™ Chipkill™ & ECC Memory  Integrated into EXA chipsets for using off-the-shelf DIMMs  Better memory reliability to support In-Memory Databases  Chipkill Memory enables increased availability by detecting and correcting multiple-bit memory DIMM errors  Third-Generation Chipkill design Memory ProteXion™ - Redundant Bit Steering  Redundant Bit Steering is similar to the "hot-spare" of a DASD Array  Utilizes unused bits in each memory DIMM (hot spare bits)  Double the number of Chipkills sustainable per server  Included at no additional cost, requires no additional hardware, and works independently of operating system Memory Mirroring + Hot-swap & Hot-add  Propels Intel-based servers towards continuous operations  Dramatically increases uptime and allows scheduled maintenance  Mainframe capability and reliability  Operating System Independent: No drivers or OS support required  First introduced on the x440 and x445 Available at no extra cost!

17 EXA Chipset Comparison Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface EXA2 Scalability Controller EXA2 Memory Controller EXA2 I/O Bridge EXA2 L4 Cache EXA2 Twister Cyclone Winnipeg Bottlenecks 3x I/O Bridge Scalability Controller Memory Controller Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Hurricane 3x 7x 2x

18 x3 Chipset – Snoop Filter I/O Bridge Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Others I/O Bridge Scalability Controller Memory Controller Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface X3  Cache from EACH processor is tagged on hurricane  Relieves traffic on FSB  Faster access to main memory  Cache from EACH processor must be snooped  Creates traffic along FSB Node Controller Memory Controller Internal Cache Miss Every processor must be snooped Less traffic on FSB

19 x3 Effectively Makes FSB Nearly Twice as Fast !!!

20  Separate FSB for each processor  FSB frequency increased from 667MHz to 1066MHz (2.6X total)  Memory - Bandwidth increased from 333MHz to 533 MHz & 4X capacity  1.6X increase in scalability port bandwidth for improved scaling Nova x4 Nova x4 533 MT/s 1066 MT/s IB: 2 x GT/s SP: 3 x8 IA32 Proc IA32 Proc IA32 Proc IA32 Proc Nova x4 Nova x4 Nova x4 Nova x4 Nova x4 Nova x4 Nova x4 Nova x4 Nova x4 Nova x4 Nova x4 Nova x4 Nova x4 Nova x4 Memory DIMMS LPC 5.12 GT/s 2.13 GT/s X 4 : Hurricane 4 Scalable Virtual L4 cache 4 th Generation coming in 4Q !!!!!! 3x 7x 2x 3x I/O Bridge Scalability Controller Memory Controller Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Memory Interface Hurricane

21 IBM System x3950 M2 The Next Generation of X-Architecture  Intel ® Quad Core Xeon processor for greater peak protection  Outstanding performance leveraging both the advancements of the X4 Architecture and the new Intel ® CoreTM Microarchitecture  Easy to expand and scale with Scalability Wizard  Greater Memory support in junction with VMware GB memory support  Secure design with the onboard Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that delivers embedded virtualization with the new VMware ESX 3i on board

22 Power button SAS HDDs LPD Breakout Non-removable front bezel USB Ports x3950M2 – The Fourth Generation of the Chipset

23 Interior Components Media HDD Hood PCI-e Slots 7 PCI-E 8x 2 HS Half Length 5 Half Length CPU Board

24 Media HDD Hood ” HS SAS HDD Media Tray Frontside USB ports Lightpath Panel CPU Board 4x 73xx CPUs Hurricane Chipset VRM’s Fan Pack

25 Memory Card x3950 M2 Memory Card  8 Dimm sockets per card, 4 memory cards per 4way node  1,2,4,8 GB DDR2/3 Memory Dimms  Single Node 256GB max memory  Fully buffered to 533Mhz

26 Rear bezel design PCI-e slots 1-5 Hot Swap PCI-e slots 6- 7 Hot Swap PSUs RSA2 External SAS KVM Broadcom 5709C GB Eth Scalability Ports Scalability Cable

27 27 System x Solutions – Server Consolidation Updated: June 27/07 Scale out More efficient infrastructure Scale-Up High-end 4-way by AMD or INTEL Exceptional memory performance and scalability Scale-Out Family of rack-mount in 1u or 2u World-class blade products VMWARE from IBM Joint development agreement Best support offerings Certified across entire family Only solution with >4-way support

28 Client Consolidation What is it ? Migration of desktop workloads onto server-based technology to improve and maximize computing resources. Why and what to look for ?  Distributed user communities (different buildings, different cities, etc)  Need to improve or reduce deskside support?  Maximize desktop resources  Reduce desktop management issues (theft, S/W maintenance, security)  Improve access/control over user community

29 29 Three Ways to Consolidate Client Computing Citrix or Microsoft TS  1:85  Shared images  Highly secure  Best Utilization  Proven Solution Shared Services keyboard, mouse, display, network connect Blades or Traditional Servers End user Desktop OS Citrix Application Server Network Storage VM Clients  1:30-50  Full XP desktop experience  Enhanced security  Advanced Virtual Machine Client keyboard, mouse, display, network connect Blades or Traditional Servers Thin Clients Storage Windows XP VM Connection Broker Storage  1:1  Best Performance  Best Compatibility  Highest cost Future PC Blades Physical 1:1 Replacement keyboard, mouse, display, network connect Blades Thin Clients Connection Broker

30 Virtual Client Infrastructure – Benefits  Improved resource utilization  Complete hardware/software flexibility (WinXP, Vista, Linux)  Complete Desktop / User Isolation  Easier, quicker, centralized desktop administration  Full Desktop Recovery  Lower Cost of Desktop Management  Improved Desktop Standardization and Support  Improved end-user productivity and experience  Lower Security and Business risks

31  First VMware system vendor  First joint development partner  First to leverage VMware SDK  First to offer comprehensive support  First blade offering to include VMware  First to integrate VMware into a hosted-client solution IBM and VMware: A relationship of firsts!

32 Virtualization from IBM & VMware  Virtualization Advantage from IBM and VMware Intelligent virtualization with IBM X-Architecture ® technology Intel ® Core Microarchitecture processors Embedded VMware ESX Lite Outstanding IBM CoolBlue™ Power and Cooling designs Systems Storage SAN Volume Controller Partnering with VMware ® on key Disaster Recovery solutions IBM and VMware ® Leadership Management software

33  Widest range of supported server & storage products with VMWARE  IBM & VMWARE joint development agreement  Only IBM can deliver a 16-way VMware ESX Server solution  IBM supports VMware, OS’s (Windows, Linux, etc.) running in a VM directly, and selected applications, reducing risk and downtime  IBM management solutions with IBM Director enhance hardware availability and manageability – IBM Director Agent supported in ESX service console  IBM ServerProven & IBM Total Storage Proven testing reduces risk  Complete set of VMWARE services including server consolidation Why VMware from IBM?

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