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1 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block Upon completion of this module, you should be able to: Describe ESXi storage connectivity limits and guidelines Describe the implementation of ESXi FC connectivity Describe the implementation of ESXi iSCSI connectivity ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block1

2 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block This lesson covers the following topics: ESXi system limits and guidelines ESXi HBA utilities VMware VAAI Integration VNX VASA Configuration Lesson 1: ESXi Storage Connectivity ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block2

3 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Connectivity: Requirements One or more VNX storage systems One or more ESXi hosts Supported HBAs, HBA drivers, switches and cables Correctly configured switch zoning Correctly configured network A management station in the environment  Supported host and OS  Supported browser  Supported JRE  Network connectivity to storage systems 3ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block

4 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Array Storage Considerations Central repositoryScalable and recoverable implementationMultiple hosts can access the same storage spaceVirtual machines can be clustered across physical hostsVirtual machines can take advantage of vSphere features vMotion vSphere HA (High Availability) vSphere DRS (Dynamic Resource Scheduler) vSphere FT (Fault Tolerance) Data management capabilities with array software LUN/File system expansion and mobility Thin provisioning Storage Tiering and Cache capabilities Archiving and Deduplication Local and remote replication ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block4

5 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Storage Design Considerations: General SAN Apply VNX Best Practices for ESXi host Storage Ensure Cache is Enabled for the Array and Individual LUNs Do not create Multiple VMFS Partitions on the same LUN Plan to dedicate an entire LUN to a VMFS Volume Place each LUN in a RAID group or Pool that provides the necessary performance levels ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block5

6 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Storage Design Considerations: RDM Use RDMs when VMFS virtual disk would become too large to effectively manage Use RDMs to leverage native SAN tools  SAN snapshots  Direct backups  Performance monitoring  SAN management ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block6

7 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Emulex OneCommand Manager Plug-in 7ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block

8 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Qlogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in 8ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block

9 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Brocade Network Advisor Management Plug-in 9ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block

10 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. VAAI – vStorage API for Array Integration  A VMware vendor neutral storage API Offloads ESXi storage functions to compliant storage arrays  Hardware acceleration of ESXi host storage operations  Reducing CPU, memory and storage fabric bandwidth consumption  More ESXi compute power available for running virtual machines VNX is compliant for block-based and file-based ESXi storage operations VNX and VMware VAAI Integration Block NFS APICommands VAAI ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block10

11 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. VNX Block-based VAAI Operations 11ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block FeatureTypical ScenariosBenefits Array Accelerated Bulk Zero VM Provisioning from templates VMware Cloning Rapid reprovisioning when older VMs are being retired Background Zeroing Improved provisioning performance Array Accelerated Full Copy VM provisioning from templates Storage vMotion Improved performance by using internal array Copy command Array Accelerated Hardware Locking Multiple ESXi Servers accessing a LUN containing multiple Virtual Machines Improved Performance and Scalability Thin Provisioning VM deleted/migrated from Thin provisioned datastore Space reclamation on Thin LUN Stun and Resume Thin LUN out of space conditions Prevents data corruption Ease of management when using Thin LUNs

12 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. VASA – VMware Aware Storage API  A VMware vendor neutral storage API  Out-of-band HTTP communications with storage VNX provides storage capabilities to vCenter  Storage Processors, LUNs, I/O ports and file systems  Monitors VNX health and capacity status VNX is compliant for block-based and file-based capability and status monitoring VNX and VMware VASA Integration Array capabilities & status VASA ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block12

13 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Configure Unisphere user for VM Administrator role Add Vendor Provider into vCenter  A Storage Processor for block  Control Station for file VNX VASA Configuration ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block13

14 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. VASA enables VMware Storage Profiles  Associates virtual disks to a specific storage capability. A Storage Profile used instead of an actual storage device in vSphere management workflows (e.g. vMotion or Cloning) and the system will:  Determine a target device that matches the profile  Highlight the most suitable target for placement VASA and Storage Profiles Flash Drives Platinum Profile SAS drives Gold Profile ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block14

15 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block During this lesson the following topics were covered: ESXi system limits and guidelines ESXi HBA utilities VMware VAAI Integration VNX VASA Configuration Lesson 1: Summary ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block15

16 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block This lesson covers the following topics: VNX FC connections to ESXi VNX FCoE connections to ESXi VNX iSCSI connections to ESXi Lesson 2: ESXi FC, FCoE, and iSCSI Connectivity ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block16

17 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Viewing Block Storage Ports ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block17

18 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Initiator Registration Records: Fibre Number of initiators is model dependent An initiator is an HBA or CNA port that can access the storage system Some HBAs and CNAs have two ports Each path consumes one initiator record Access from a server to an SP in a storage system can be: Single path Multipath Alternate path ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block18

19 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Initiator Registration Records Format: Fibre Channel Hostname Host IP address Host HBA WWNs  128 bit number - WWNN + WWPN VNX port WWNs  128 bit number - WWNN + WWPN Operating system type  Allows appropriate response to host SCSI commands ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block19

20 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Unisphere Host Initiators: Fibre ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block 20

21 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Initiator Information: Fibre ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block 21

22 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Viewing SP Fibre Channel Port Properties ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block22

23 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Server HBAs Hardware ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block23

24 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. FCoE with VMware As a block level access protocol, currently, there is limited VMware support for FCoE  Integrates with CNAs at the ESXi level  No direct pass-through to the guest Operating Systems  CNA interfaces as either a traditional NIC or HBA, depending upon which I/O stack is being utilized. ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block24

25 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Initiator Registration Records: iSCSI Names iSCSI address  Uniquely identifies nodes  Two variations  iqn. – iSCSI Qualified Name (IQN)  iqn com.emc:cx.fnm a5  iqn com.emc:cx.fnm b5  eui. – Extended Unique Identifier (EUI)  eui AEA5574E ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block25

26 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Server: iSCSI Hardware ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block26

27 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Unisphere Host Initiators: iSCSI ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block27

28 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Initiator Information: iSCSI ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block 28

29 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Viewing iSCSI Front-end Port Properties ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block29

30 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block During this lesson the following topics were covered: VNX FC connections to ESXi VNX FCoE connections to ESXi VNX iSCSI connections to ESXi Lesson 2: Summary ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block30

31 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block This lesson covers the following topics: Implementing FC connectivity Implementing iSCSI connectivity Lesson 3: Implementing ESXi connectivity ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block31

32 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Connectivity Steps Check and validate all host to VNX connectivity OCManager Plug-in (Emulex) QConvergeConsole Plug-in (Qlogic) Network Advisor Management Plug-in (Brocade) Unisphere Initiators Create a storage group, add LUNs and connect your ESXi host Perform a rescan to see the newly provisioned LUNs ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block 32

33 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Manual Host Registration ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block33

34 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Server: Configure iSCSI Hardware ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block34

35 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Server: Set up SW iSCSI (Vmkernel Setup) ESXi SW iSCSI support  Supports both send and static targets discovery  Requires only VMkernel port to be in the network configuration  Supports multipathing  Supports NIC-teaming  Supports ALUA, failover mode 4 for VNX series systems  Supports EMC PowerPath/VE ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block35

36 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Server: Set up SW iSCSI (Enable) ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block36

37 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Server: SW iSCSI (Send Targets) ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block37

38 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Creating a Storage Group 38ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block

39 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Adding LUNs to a Storage Group 39ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block

40 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Adding Hosts to a Storage Group 40ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block

41 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. vSphere Rescan 41ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block

42 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Server – Useful Functions and Utilities Function/UtilityDefinition vmkfstools Command to create and manipulate virtual disks, file systems, logical volumes, and physical storage devices on an ESX/ESXi host. vmware-cmd Command to provide an interface to perform operations on a virtual machine, including to retrieve information about the power state, register and unregister the virtual machine, set configuration variables, and manage snapshots. resxtop Command to retrieve performance statistics. Command is included in vSphere command line interface (CLI) and is part of the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA), which is an equivalent to esxtop that runs only inside an ESX service console. ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block42

43 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block During this lesson the following topics were covered: Implementing FC connectivity Implementing iSCSI connectivity Lesson 3: Summary ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block43

44 Copyright © 2014 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Summary Key points covered in this module: Connectivity requirements include:  Supported HBAs, HBA drivers, vendor management software, and proper cabling to the fabric switches.  Fabric switches properly configured and zoned  Management station with supported OS, Web Browser, Java, and network connectivity to the VNX. Paired with VAAI, VNX provides a hardware acceleration of the ESXi storage operations. VASA enables the storage array to provide its storage capabilities into VMware vCenter. Steps to implement Linux connectivity in both a Fibre Channel and iSCSI environment ESXi Host Installation and Integration for Block44


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