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1 Active Infrastructure Technical Overview Everything you need to know to install Dell Active Infrastructure Solutions

2 Global Commercial Channels Channel Partner Pilot Active Infrastructure overview

3 Global Commercial Channels What is converged infrastructure? Converged infrastructure systems combine compute, storage, networking, and infrastructure management into an integrated system to provide general purpose, virtualized resource pools for applications, VDI and private clouds Virtual Infrastructure & OS StorageNetwork Procure & Integrate Legacy Systems Mgmt Servers Domain Centric SI led: multiple components / vendors Time consuming (Months) Expensive People intensive Network Storage Compute VI/OS Unified Sys Mgmt and Automation Single source of procurement Turnkey: up in less than 2 weeks Lower total cost of ownership Single point of support Platform Centric (generic workloads) Or Application Centric (complex workloads) Confidential 3

4 Global Commercial Channels Storage Server Network Virtual Infrastructure Enabling a Simpler IT Operational Model Converged infrastructure collapses and automates critical administrative tasks to speed up routine tasks and free up experts for higher order needs ChallengeSolution Converged Infrastructure Server Storage Network Virtualization Task s Policies & Visibility Network Access Compute Capacity Storage Capacity Confidential 4

5 Global Commercial Channels How is Dell positioned in the market? Converged IT benefits without the tradeoffs Competitive choices are:Dell’s approach is: Spectrum of IT’s choices for converged solutions Inflexible Incomplete Complex Expensive Intuitive Flexible Comprehensive or Dell overcomes these limitations Confidential 5

6 Global Commercial Channels The Dell Active Infrastructure portfolio Flexible delivery models for virtualized infrastructure and solutions Active Solutions Architectures Pre-engineered with best practices for support of specific number of users Private Clouds Enterprise Applications Virtual Desktop Infrastructures Pre-integrated Systems Pre-assembled infrastructure + deployment services Active System Reference Architectures Pre-engineered with best practices for specific virtualization use cases Active System 800 vStart 50/200/1000 Active System Compatibility Matrix Tested and validated for interoperability VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization 12G blades M1000e chassis I/O Aggregator Dell Storage 1 Increasing value and faster time to production Active System Manager 7 Automation of converged and heterogeneous infrastructure and workloads Confidential 6

7 Global Commercial Channels Active System Overview and ASM 7.0 Demo

8 Global Commercial Channels Dell Active System Overview An integrated offering that is simple, flexible, and comprehensive M1000e blade chassis I/O Aggregators fibre channel switches (3 rd party or Dell) EqualLogic/Compellent/FS* iSCSI SAN core networking services core storage/data mgmt services server/ virtualization/ CI admin top-of-rack switch (3 rd party or Dell Force10) traditional or distributed core Modular Infrastructure Leading power & cooling efficiency & compute density Open systems - 2S/4S blades Blade-based SAN option Includes embedded failsafe hypervisors Simplified Chassis IOM 10 GbE intra-chassis, east-west traffic Simplified PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator Feature rich Force10 MXL (future) Capable of multiples physical fabrics Converged Fabric DCB for iSCSI and FCoE Compatible with 3 rd party DC fabric Converged Management Unified operations for infrastructure teams Automated, template-based infrastructure provisioning and workload automation 5 5 End-to-end experience End-to-end design, test, & validation Single point of accountability Dell storage integration Complete lifecycle services Pre-integrated system available direct core/aggregation/access Dell Active System storage Active System Manager FC SAN 1 Confidential 8

9 Global Commercial Channels Active System Manager 7.0 Unified Infrastructure Operations for Infrastructure Teams Create and manage physical and virtual resource pools; efficiently schedule or allocate resources on-demand Discovery, inventory, configuration, provisioning, and ongoing management of physical and virtual infrastructure Intelligent workflow orchestration engine for rapid physical and virtual workload provisioning Streamline and standardize workload deployments through centralized capture and application of best practices & operational steps Infrastructure Lifecycle Mgmt Workload Orchestration Centralized Management Template-Based Provisioning Resource Pooling & Dynamic Allocation Intuitive centralized, role-based management and access through self-service web portal Multi-tier automation across physical (server, storage and network) and virtual layers End-To-End Automation VM Confidential 9

10 Global Commercial Channels PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator Plug-n-play connectivity for M1000e blade chassis Link aggregation group Top of Rack switch (including 3 rd party) Server Admin Simple and easy way for server or virtual admins to connect blade servers Clean physical separation between network and server administrators Zero touch, automated configuration No networking complexities such as spanning tree Virtualization drives simple I/O module connectivity No compromises on performance: intra-chassis, east-west 10 GbE traffic with low latency Faster Deployments M1000e blade chassis Dual IOAs Top of Rack switch (including 3 rd party) Link aggregation group Network Admin VLT or MLAG Confidential 10

11 Global Commercial Channels Design & Deploy Using a Pre-Integrated Solution for faster time to market vStart 50 vStart 100/200 Active System 800 vStart 1000 Simple Value based Optimized for simple app environments: file & print, virtual Infra, DNS, web servers Flexible rack configuration Mainstream storage functionality Optimized for Mid- Range Apps (VDI, Web, Collaboration) Scale-out storage and scalable compute Unified iSCSI fabric for lower TCO Optimized for consolidated Apps (VDI, Web, Collab) Extremely scalable compute & storage Enterprise class fiber Channel storage Optimized for complex Apps (ERP, DB, Oracle) Enterprise-class infrastructure Compute: PowerEdge Blades/ Rack Servers Storage: Compellent/ EqualLogic Networking: Force10/ PowerConnect Industry leading hypervisor options Helpful Extras Included Infrastructure management integration plug-ins System deployment & unified support Flexible configuration options VDI reference architectures Applications reference architectures Private Cloud reference architectures Active Solutions Confidential 11

12 Global Commercial Channels Design & Deploy Leveraging a Dell Solution Reference Architecture Private Cloud Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Collaboration Dell Private Cloud Microsoft System Center 2012 Fast Track Dell Private Cloud Microsoft System Center 2012 Fast Track End-to-end solution (Wyse thin clients) Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View End-to-end solution (Wyse thin clients) Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Exchange 2010 Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Microsoft Lync 2010 Microsoft Exchange 2010 Confidential 12

13 Global Commercial Channels Dell Active Infrastructure Competitive Review

14 Global Commercial Channels Blade/Switch Reference Architecture Pre-Integrated Application Centric Vertical Integration Blade/Switch +Storage Standalone Blade/Switch +Storage + Virtualization Infrastructure + Application Aware Blade System FlexPOD vBlock VirtualSystem * CloudSystem * Exadata App System PureApplication (PureSystem) Horizontal Integration Franchise s * Also available as reference architectures M1000E Family vStart Platform RA AS 800 * VSPEX UCS PureFlex (PureSystem ) Competitive Landscape Confidential 14

15 Global Commercial Channels Key technical proof points (claims) Technical proof pointWhy does it matter? Leading power efficiency and densityBetter power and cooling = lower TCO Design differentiation Flexible blade fabric designMeet different customers’ needs Converged fabric for simplicity Segregated for security/performance Intra-chassis networking (east-west traffic)All traffic doesn’t have to go to TOR Port count, cables, bandwidth limit Single point of accountabilitySimpler, easier and more complete support Fast time to deploymentLeverage direct model and factory for direct ship. Quicker time to value Common infrastructure managementSingle tool designed to perform day to day tasks across infrastructure Complementary IT Consulting and Managed Services Cloud, virtualization, and app migration consulting Data center and app modernization Dell enterprise public cloud Confidential 15

16 Global Commercial Channels Competitive Objection Handling Speed BumpWhy does it matter to customer? How to deflect Scalable chassis network design (FI) 2 FIs support up to 40 (20) chassisNo intra-chassis capability Scale limits (non-linear) ASM is out of the data path, no hard limits to scalability FEXNetworking team insists on all Cisco networking Advocate IOA Can connect to Cisco TOR Same issues as above End-to-end FCoE network No single source and support model Diablo coming in Q2FY14 Leverage your existing Nexus investment More management features Appearance that another tool does more if they expose more settings Dell focused on day to day needs, has tools for deep mgmt ASM is workload deployment and orchestration, as well as infra No stacking for IOASimplify management and reduce # of switches in environment Mgmt complexity masked by Active Systems Manager Use VLT/stacking for active-active at TOR Stacking can create downtime Confidential 16

17 Global Commercial Channels Competitive Objection Handling Speed BumpWhy does it matter to customer? How to deflect Need full chassis switchNeed advanced networking features: routing, spanning trees, QoS Explore real need; leverage ToR MXL supported in ASM 7.1 Want Brocade/ PowerConnect chassis switch Leverage existing investments Native FC Need advanced networking Minimize networking complexity in chassis to allow single admin IOA will support native FC out See above Piece part management licensing; not “free” Cisco UCSM is “free” and doesn’t need separate infrastructure (runs “pre-installed” on the FI) Don’t want proprietary HW; leverage VM technology Cost is scaled to usage, no upfront costs for mgmt Their cost is buried in port costs No limitation to scalability by port count/bandwidth of FI Confidential 17

18 Global Commercial Channels Template based provisioning and orchestration No ToR switch dependency No hard scalability limitation Up to 160GbE LAG uplink PER IOA Provides East/West traffic within a chassis Single Point of management for server, server and virtual networking, storage, and virtualization/workload provisioning Profile based provisioning Dependent on Fabric Interconnect Scales to 160 Servers Up to 80GbE LAG uplink per FI All traffic must go north/south Single point of management for server and server networking How does this stack up to UCS? Confidential 18

19 Global Commercial Channels Dell Active System Manager Technical Deep Dive

20 Global Commercial Channels Announcing: Enhanced capabilities to unify infrastructure & application/IT service delivery Extended Dell Software & Services Integrated Infrastructure Flexible pre-engineered systems of compute, storage, networking and intuitive infrastructure management Application & IT Service Delivery Deployment, orchestration & lifecycle management combined with engineered application solutions Dell’s Active Infrastructure family is enhanced with the new Active System Manager 7.0 Integrates IP from Gale Technologies acquisition (Nov 2012) Adds workload deployment and virtual infrastructure provisioning and management capabilities Included in the Active System 800 in US in late February and in EMEA in late spring Confidential 20

21 Global Commercial Channels Accelerating Active System Manager Blade Chassis/ Blade servers Blade IOM Dell Storage Capacity Provisioning Dell ToR Virtual infrastructure: hypervisor deployment, cluster creation/add, virtual switch configuration VM/OS deployment/lifecycle management 1 ASM 1.0 scope 2 Original ASM roadmap 3 Additional ASM capability Active System Manager 7.0 Confidential 21

22 Global Commercial Channels Active System Manager Terminology Network Servers Physical / Virtual Storage Resource Adapters Design and Automate Scheduling and Reservation Integration and Scripting Admin Portal Web Portal APIs ClientsASM Appliance IT Resources Confidential 22

23 Global Commercial Channels Dell Active System Manager 7.0 Workload Management Define workload with ASM 7.0 and apply to infrastructure pool Infrastructure Pool Confidential 23

24 Global Commercial Channels Dell Active System Manager 7.0 Demo

25 Global Commercial Channels Receiving the job TO: John I.T. FROM: Anna Developer NEEDS: START TIME: SUBJECT: Job request #1035 END TIME:Sunday 18:00 2x Web Apache 1x My SQL Friday 18:00 ! DATE: Tue, Dec. 3, :01pm Confidential 25

26 Global Commercial Channels Scheduling the job … Templates SAP SharePoint Oracle MySQL Microsoft Exchange Lync ESXi Host Apache Confidential 26

27 Global Commercial Channels Schedule Permanent session Fixed start and end date ASAP within fixed timeframe ASAP StartEnd 6/9/2013 — 18:00 8/9/2013 — 18:00 Scheduling the job … Friday 6 Dec 2013 Saturday 7 Dec 2013 Sunday 8 Dec 2013 Job #1033 Job #1034 Job #1035 Confidential 27

28 Global Commercial Channels Executing the job Job #1035 Confidential 28

29 Global Commercial Channels Allocating resources and deploying application Job #1035 (2) Web ApacheNetwork(1) MySQL vLAN poolStorage poolCompute pool Confidential 29

30 Global Commercial Channels Friday, Dec 6th Job #1035 (2) Web ApacheNetwork(1) MySQL Confidential 30

31 Global Commercial Channels Saturday, Dec 7th Job #1035 (2) Web ApacheNetwork(1) MySQL Confidential 31

32 Global Commercial Channels Sunday, Dec 8th Job #1035 (2) Web ApacheNetwork(1) MySQL Confidential 32

33 Global Commercial Channels Resources returned to the pool Job #1035 (2) Web ApacheNetwork(1) MySQL vLAN poolStorage poolCompute pool Confidential 33

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35 Managing resources … the old way Server Manager Network Manager Storage Manager  Confidential 35

36 Global Commercial Channels Active System Manager in action Active System Manager 7.0 ServersNetworkStorage Launch iDRAC IT Center Username Password Domain iDRAC 7 John_IT********** iDRAC 7 Disks Reports Summary Confidential 36

37 Global Commercial Channels Active System Manager in action Active System Manager 7.0 ServersStorageNetwork Volume Restrict Volume Assign Volume Clone Volume Access System Info Snapshot Set Performance Confidential 37

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39 Active System Manager 7.0 Setup and Discovery Admin/Architect Client Discover Active Systems and associated components Populate inventory Populate software file repositories Confidential 39

40 Global Commercial Channels Active System Manager 7.0 Inventory Management Admin/Architect Client View, edit, and manage inventory elements and their properties Confidential 40

41 Global Commercial Channels Active System Manager 7.0 Operations Center Admin/Architect Client View status, perform actions, and invoke commands on all Active System elements and subsystems, including virtualization managers Confidential 41

42 Global Commercial Channels Active System Manager 7.0 Template Editor Admin/Architect Client Build physical infrastructure templates, and physical or virtual workload templates using visual drag- and-drop template editor Use or edit pre- built, out-of-the-box templates Confidential 42

43 Global Commercial Channels Active System Manager 7.0 Template with Orchestration Editor Admin/Architect Client For advanced template provisioning, use the orchestration editor to create end-to-end provisioning workflows for compute, network, and storage elements Sequence provisioning, configuration, even power control Confidential 43

44 Global Commercial Channels Active System Manager 7.0 Session Dashboard Admin/Architect Client View all active and scheduled infrastructure and workload deployments at a glance See who is using what resources, for how long Invoke commands, launch applications or element managers from a single view Confidential 44

45 Global Commercial Channels Active System Manager 7.0 Template Library Web Portal Client Web Portal provides a library or catalog of both infrastructure and workload templates that have been created and published by the admin or architect Authorized users can view, schedule, or deploy published templates Confidential 45

46 Global Commercial Channels Active System Manager 7.0 Reporting Web Portal Client Standard and custom reports are available for usage and utilization, capacity, inventory, and other functions Data export is available for showback, chargeback, or other purposes Confidential 46

47 Global Commercial Channels AI Online resources and links Feel free to include in blogs & Twitter Confidential 47 Dell PartnerDirect Portal: Recommended GCC training Courses –Online Sales Training: ›AIPS1012WBTS - Active Infrastructure Channel Sales Overview ›VSRT0511WBTS - vStart Sales Overview ›DBSS0109WBTS - Dell Blade Server Solutions (12G) –Online Technical Training: ›DBSSTT0409WBTT - Dell Blade Server Solutions Blogs on Dell properties: All current & future blogs aggregate here: dellcitagdellcitag Dell Tech Center: New Active Infrastructure wiki page with whiteboarding videos Twitter: Use #DellCI with all relevant tweets for updates and other info to retweet Converged Infrastructure landing Virtual Press Kit: The full press release and event information will be on Active System 800 (You can use this photo externally) TitleYouTube channel Converged Infrastructure Point of View "Enable an efficient and agile data center infrastructure with Dell Enabling infrastructure convergence without compromise with Dell Active Infrastructure Introducing the preintegrated Active System 800 Four key attributes required to maximize value from convergence Introduction to Dell Active System Manager (Whiteboarding) Topology and Architecture Options for Dell Active System (Whiteboarding) Using the PowerEdge M IO Aggregator for Converged Networking (Whiteboarding) Dell’s difference by design YouTube videos

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