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1 1© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. EMC VSI VMware Integration

2 2© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Agenda Introduction and Installation Unified Storage Manager SRA Utilities Storage Viewer Path Manager Access Control References

3 3© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Introduction and Installation

4 4© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. VMware vCenter Management API EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) VMAX VPLEX VNX(e) DB2 z/OS  Mapping vCenter Objects  Self-service Provisioning  VM Storage Optimization  Centralized Path Management  SRDF SRA for SRM Failback

5 5© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) Plug-in framework for VMware vSphere Consists of several optional features: –Unified Storage Management Provision VMAX and VNX Series storage Compress and clone VMs on VNX/VNXe Storage Pool Management Provision Symmetrix VMAX and VMAXe –Storage Viewer View storage mapping and connectivity details for VMAX, VNX Series and VPLEX devices Monitor performance of VNX and VMAX storage –Path Management Manage multipath policies for VMAX, VMAXe, VPLEX, VNX and CLARiiON –Symmetrix SRA Utilities Manage vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) configurations in Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (RDF) environments VSI vSphere Plug-in EMC plug-in for vCenter solutions Celerra

6 6© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. EMC VSI Feature Manager Features packaged individually

7 7© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. EMC VSI 5.3 Details Framework –Features packaged individually Each contains all the necessary components for the feature Install what you need – pick and choose Provides a consistent look and feel across all features Storage Viewer –Support for VMAX, VNX, VNXe, and VPLEX devices Drill down to device on back-end array Path Management –PowerPath Remote Tools kit for Windows required for PowerPath/VE SRA Utilities –Consistency Group Creation –Diagnostic Capability –Gold Copy Configuration –Edit of Global Options

8 8© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. EMC VSI 5.3 Details (cont’d) Unified Storage Management –Provision Storage (all VMAX models, VNX, VNXe, Celerra and CLARiiON) –Extend Storage –VM Clones with or without VMware View / Citrix XenDesktop Integration –De-duplication and Compression –Properties Unified Storage options are under a nested right-click menu –EMC > Unified Storage Access Control Utility for VNX and VMAX series LDAP Authentication for LDAP series

9 9© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. EMC VSI 5.3 Installation Installed as separate exe files: Each feature installs separately but will contain any necessary components –Storage Viewer Feature includes Solutions Enabler –Only libraries are installed if no SE exists (no symcli binaries) –SRA Utilities Feature must be installed on SRM server Includes Storage Viewer Feature and hence Solutions Enabler Available as free download on EMC Powerlink as individual files

10 10© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. EMC VSI Tab & Alert Panel Tab identified by the name “EMC VSI” New Alert Panel notifies the user of important events or errors –Double-click panel to hide the display during session

11 11© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. EMC VSI 5.3 Features Uninstall & Disable Each feature can be uninstalled or disabled separately –No dependencies between features

12 12© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Unified Storage Management

13 13© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Unified Storage Management Provision VMAX, VNX/VNXe and Clariion storage –Create VMFS datastores –Create RDM volumes –Create NFS datastores –Enable Virtual Provisioning –Configure FAST-VP Tiering Policies (VNX / Clariion) –Legacy support for Celerra and CLARiiON –Requires a SMI-S server for VMAX models Clone virtual machines (VNX, Celerra) –Full Clone Array-accelerated copy –Fast Clone Space-optimized copy (file-level snapshot) –Provision cloned VMs to VMware View –Refresh desktops in VMware View Compress virtual machines (VNX, Celerra) –Reduce the storage space for VMs through VNX File Deduplication and Compression –Uncompress VMs on demand Unified Storage Management Increase storage efficiency while maintaining operational integrity Celerra

14 14© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. EMC Prerequisites File –VNX for file Operating Environment version or later –VNXe Operating Environment version or later installed –Celerra Network Server version or later, NFS license enabled –DHSM enabled and configured (for cloning and compression) –Network configured –Storage pools created Block –VNX for block Operating Environment version or later installed –VNXe Operating Environment version or later installed –For VMAX SMI-S provider 4.4 or later with 6 gatekeepers per array –FLARE version or later installed, Navisphere Secure CLI(v7.30) –Storage pools/RAID groups created –ESX servers added to storage groups –Network configured

15 15© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. SRA Utilities

16 16© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Device Discovery- Consistency Groups Consistency groups are required for all devices! –Devices will be show up as individual datastore groups if they do not belong to a group –Create a group on the protection AND recovery side If a group is only created at protection side the SRA will report errors for those devices –Even single devices without dependencies must be in a group –New requirement from SRM 5.0 –Match the consistency groups to protection groups Use VSI 5.3 SRA Utilities to create groups

17 17© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Automated Consistency Group Creation with VSI 5.3 SRA Utilities Only supported to create groups for SRDF/A and SRDF/S devices STAR consistency groups must be created manually First group on workload site created manually Secondary and tertiary groups, on Sync and Async site SYMAPI servers respectively, are easily created using “symstar buildcg” command For SRDF/A pairs, the RDF Daemon must be enabled on both SYMAPI servers Also set “SYMAPI_USE_RDFD” to ENABLE on both in options file Ensure local VSI Solutions Enabler server and the remote VSI Solutions Enabler server is configured within VSI on both SRM servers –Must respectively be the same SE servers used by the SRDF SRA array managers

18 18© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Automated Consistency Group Creation with VSI 5.3 SRA Utilities –SRDF/A Algorithm and considerations Very similar to SRDF/S with some special considerations RDF operations cannot be performed on a subset of devices contained in a single RA group with SRDF/A. This means, all of the devices within an RA group must be part of any RDF operation. Non-VMware associated Symmetrix devices may be affected if they are in the same RA group  Avoid this when possible—dedicate certain RA groups to only VMware devices when using SRDF/A

19 19© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Automated Consistency Group Creation with VSI 5.3 SRA Utilities Perform consistency group creation logged into the Protected (R1) side

20 20© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Automated Consistency Group Creation with VSI 5.3 SRA Utilities Wizard to connect to remote vCenter and SRM server –Can be the same or different server but must use credentials with access to both

21 21© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Automated Consistency Group Creation with VSI 5.3 SRA Utilities

22 22© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Configuration Diagnostics with VSI 5.3 SRA Utilities

23 23© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Test Failover

24 24© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Test Failover Requires Virtual Storage Integrator 5.3 SRA Utilities TimeFinder configuration pairing saved to options file –Located: The registry key "Common Application Data" under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVer sion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Common AppData“is queried for location of logs.  Applicable for both Windows 2008 and Windows Windows 2008 typical default is:  %ProgramData%\EMC\EmcSrdfSra\Config\EmcSrdfSraTestFailoverConfig.xml To use R2 devices for Failover instead of TimeFinder copies set the following global option to “yes”: –“TestFailoverWithoutLocalSnapshots” Must still log on to Recovery site to create pairings with VSI. –Notwithstanding the new architecture of SRM 5 user interface

25 25© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. EMC VSI 5.3 Logging

26 26© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Storage Viewer

27 27© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.

28 28© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Storage Viewer: VNX and VNXe Storage mapping within the VI Client –Datastores –Storage Pools and LUNs on FC, iSCSI –NFS file systems Maps vCenter objects to storage –Types of storage –Specific arrays and devices –Storage paths –Individual storage characteristic Support for LDAP authentication

29 29© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.

30 30© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Storage Viewer Performance Monitoring Integrated Monitoring –View VMware metrics and array metrics in a single pane of glass –Monitor storage system performance for VMFS/NFS datastores on VMAX/VMAXe/VNX –Displays current, minimum, average and peak values Integrated Alerting –Enable VM latency alerts with editable thresholds for every VM on a datastore with a single click Context-Sensitive Views –Datastore View –VM View –Host View

31 31© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Path Management

32 32© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Path Management Feature Configure the Multipathing Policy –Menu available at cluster or host level –Change done at array device level –PowerPath/VE (if installed) or NMP

33 33© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Access Control

34 34© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Access Control Utility (ACU) for VMAX and VNX Series Standalone utility for Storage Admin Allows Storage Admin to grant array access without revealing password Provides multi-tenancy by isolating storage pool access to specific VM Admins Creates an Access Profile that is given to VM Admin(s) to import into VSI –Access Profile controls use of provisioning, extension, compression and cloning features VM Admins who are also Storage Admins can enter storage system credentials directly into the plug-in for unrestricted array access

35 35© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Access Control Utility - Workflow Unified Storage vCenter Server ESX Servers Storage Administrator 3) Send Access Profile and encryption passphrase to Vmware Admin Windows Client with Unified Storage Access Control Utility vSphere Client with VSI Plug-in VMware Administrator 4) Upload Access Profile using passphrase 5) Provision storage according to restrictions in Access Profile 2) Validate login credentials and get pool info 1) Create encrypted Access Profile SAN

36 36© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. LDAP Authentication Allows plug-in to use LDAP and Active Directory users to connect to arrays Requires an array configured for LDAP access and an LDAP user with permission to manage array LDAP-enabled user credentials can be added to the plug-in directly or included in an Access Profile Username formats: –VNX/CLARiiON: Username has no domain component Select scope=LDAP –VNX-File/Celerra: –VNXe domainname/username

37 37© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. References Product guides for all features of the VSI –Home > Support > Technical Documentation and Advisories > Software ~ T-Z ~ Documentation > Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) > Virtual Storage Integrator for vSphere > Installation/ConfigurationHomeSupportTechnical Documentation and AdvisoriesVirtual Storage Integrator (VSI)Virtual Storage Integrator for vSphereInstallation/Configuration

38 38© Copyright 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.


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