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UCS Product ManagementSAVBU

December 2010

Unified Computing System Software Release 1.4 (Balboa)

An Overview

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UCS Software Release 1.4 (Codename: Balboa) Feature Summary

Compute• Support for new UCS B230 Blade Server• UCS C-Series server integration into UCS Manager• Multi-chassis power capping for UCS B-Series

Ethernet and Fibre Channel• Full vNIC failover w/o NIC teaming/bonding with

FabricFailover/FabricSync• SPAN support on UCS 6100• Higher VLAN scalability 1024• Higher logical port scalability 8000• Higher virtual interface Scalability 2000• PVLAN support• FC trunking and port channel (in NPV mode)• Direct connect Ethernet Appliance• Limited Direct Connect FC Storage

Authentication & Security• Simpler integration with MSFT Active Directory• Multiple simultaneous authentication systems• Multi-user KVM enhancements

Stateless Computing• Scheduling of service profile changes

• CIMC IP address abstraction• Service profile “pre-flight” checks

Management & Monitoring• SNMP GET support for ALL UCS components• Syslog enhancements• UCS 6100 licensing enforcement/warnings• Usability enhancements

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UCS Software Release 1.4

Compute Authentication & Security

Ethernet Stateless Computing

Fibre Channel Management & Monitoring

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UCS Manager 1.4 supports UCS B230 M1Industry leading compute density in half-blade form factor

2 Intel Xeon 7500 or 6500 (Nehalem EX)

32 DIMM Slots; up to 512 GB Memory

Dual Port Converged I/O Adapter; 20 MB/s

Two Optional SSD

OPTIMIZED FOR

Single instance and transaction—intensive database

Desktop virtualization (VDI)

Financial Services and SPs

BENEFITS

Lower operating and licensing expenses

Higher density

Reduced foot-print

High Density Compute: 16 cores per blade

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C-Series servers connectivityManagement connectivity through FEX to FI

Data connectivity directly to Fabric Interconnect

Stateless computingService profiles extended to C-series

Migration among compatible B & C series servers

All UCSM management servicesAutomated discovery

Fault and monitoring

Firmware updates

UCS Manager C-Series Integration

Unified Management across entire UCS portfolio

Advanced capabilities extended to rack servers

Customer benefits

Feature details UCS 6100 UCS 6100

Nexus 2248Nexus 2248

UCSManager

Data Connection

Mgmt Connection

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UCSM C-Series Integration in UCS 1.4 Device support and scaling

Server Support• C200, C210, C250

• C460 support will follow-on in a later release

Adapter support• Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card

• Emulex OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter

• QLogic QLE8152 Dual Port 10 Gb Ethernet to PCIe Converged Network Adapter

• Broadcom NetXtreme II 57711 Dual Port 10 Gb Ethernet PCIe Adapter Card

• Intel 82599 (Niantic) Dual port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter

• Homogenous adapter support only upto 4 adapters; No mix n’ match adapters in this release

• For UCS P81E upto *2* adapters per C-series server with 112* interfaces (*under verification)

Number of C-Series servers supported per UCSM:Upto the maximum number of available server ports in the fabric interconnect

C-Series only and mixed B- & C-series configuration will be supported

LOM Ports on the server can be used only as management ports

PCIe cards other than the ones listed above are not supported

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Group Level Power cap• Set a single cap for multiple chassis that share a power

feed

• Automatic static distribution of power to chassis in group

Dynamic Intra-chassis power redistribution• Blade power allocation based on priority and blade

configuration

• High power blades can borrow power from low power blades

• No performance impact under normal operation

Service Profile Priorities• Customer control of application performance

• Ensures high priority workloads get more power when group/chassis cap is reached

UCS Chassis and Multi-Chassis Power Cap

Eliminate power capacity wastage in Data Center

Cap multiple chassis from a single interface

Customer benefits

Feature detailsPower capacity savings

with Chassis Power Capping

Power allocated with power capping

Power allocated without power capping(faceplate)

Actual chassis power draw

TimeP

ower

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Unbundling of UCS software bundles

Server and adapter packs aimed at new server and adapter hardware

Off-cycle introduction of server and adapter packs in-sync with hardware releases

Next major software releases will incorporate previous modular server and adapter packs

Enables faster introduction of new server and adapters without waiting for next major SW release

UCS Software BundlingInfrastructure & Server Bundles

HW support decoupled from major SW releases

Quicker adoption of new server & adapter types

Customer benefits

Feature details

• Adapter FW

• Catalog File

• UCSM Mgmt Extn.

Infrastructure Bundle:

• UCSM

• Fabric Interconnect (NX-OS)

• Fabric Extender (IOM) Firmware

• Chassis Mgmt. Controller

Server Bundle:

• CIMC

• BIOS

• RAID Controller FW

• Catalog File

• UCSM Mgmt Extn.

UCSManager

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UCS Software BundlingWhat bundles do you need?

If your environment has•Fabric Interconnect and B-Series Chassis only:

Infrastructure Bundle

B-Series Blade Server Bundle

•C-Series servers as well:

+ C-Series Rack-Mount Server Bundle

•Off-cycle addition of memory DIMMsor hard drives

+ Capability CatalogThe Capability Catalog will be cumulatively bundled into every Infrastructure Bundle.

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UCS Software Release 1.4

Compute Authentication & Security

Ethernet Stateless Computing

Fibre Channel Management & Monitoring

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AD user groups looked up by UCSM

UCSM role assignment to AD groups

Users’ role membership based on AD group membership

Single place control of user privileges by changing user AD group membership

UCS Manager Active Directory (LDAP) Groups Integration

Unified user privilege control within AD

Easier alignment for security and server admin

Customer benefits

Feature details

Privileges

UserUser Groups

Server Admin

Network Admin

Roles

UCSM

Active Directory

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UCS ManagerActive Directory (LDAP) Groups Integration

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Concurrent multi-scheme authentication• LDAP (Active Directory)

• TACACS+

• RADIUS

Authentication with multiple AD domains• Multiple AD domains segmentation by region,

organization etc. can be input into UCSM

• UCSM communicates with multiple AD domain controllers to authenticate a user

UCS Manager Multi Scheme Authentication

Integration into mixed authentication environs.

Support for segmented authentication

Customer benefits

Feature details

UCSM

TACACS+

Radius

LDAP(Active

Directory)

LDAP(Active

Directory)

Radius

TACACS+

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UCS Manager Multi Auth Domain Setup

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UCS ManagerMulti Auth Login Screen & API

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First user KVM ownership• First KVM user gets RW privileges to session

• First user grants permission for other sessions

• Second KVM session is read-only by default

KVM admin control• KVM forced termination by UCS admin user

UCS ManagerMulti-User KVM Security Enhancements

Secure KVM use in multi-user environments

Granular control of KVM access

Customer benefits

Feature details

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UCS Software Release 1.4

Compute Authentication & Security

Ethernet Stateless Computing

Fibre Channel Management & Monitoring

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Maintenance policiesNew policy contains schedule when SP can be changed

Policy can be mapped to one or more SPs

Schedule disruptions

Resource reservationSP acquires required resources prior to deployment

Resources are held until deployment

Eliminates future resource contention

UCS ManagerService Profile Deployment Scheduling

Service Profile disruptions in maint. windows

Plan ahead design changes for service profiles

Customer benefits

Feature details

UCSManager

Service Profile: CRM-App1

Network: Sales-VLANNetwork QoS: HighMAC: 08:00:69:02:01:FC-EWWN: 5080020000075740-3BIOS: Version 1.03Boot Order: SAN, LAN

AppOS

Firmware

Network

Service Profile: CRM-App1

Network: Sales-VLANNetwork QoS: HighMAC: 08:00:69:02:01:FC-EWWN: 5080020000075740-3BIOS: Version 1.03Boot Order: SAN, LAN

AppOS

Firmware

Network

Design

Deploy

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Maintenance Policies are part of Service Profiles

UCS ManagerService Profile Deployment Scheduling

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Current IP address assignment continues

New , second IP address for CIMC

Second IP address associated with Service Profile

Upon SP deployment CIMC can be accessed through both IP addresses

When SP moves, second IP address moves to new server

UCS ManagerCIMC IP address in Service Profile

“Follow the server” KVM access

Fully self contained server identification

Customer benefits

Feature details

Physical Server 1

Native CIMC IP 1

10.21.32.44

Physical Server 2

Native CIMC IP 2

10.21.32.45

Service Profile

SP CIMC IP 1

10.21.20.21

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“Pre-flight” check on the compatibility of a Service Profile with a server

Service Profile migrations more consistentSP remembers the HW it was associated to

If new HW has meaningful differences warning

Differences do exist at OS layerWindows, Linux, Vmware behave differently

Migration Validation for Service Profiles

Increased infrastructure availability for OS/app

Increased utilization due to HW repurposing

Customer benefits

Feature details

Service Profile: CRM-App1

Network: Sales-VLANNetwork QoS: HighMAC: 08:00:69:02:01:FC-EWWN: 5080020000075740-3BIOS: Version 1.03Boot Order: SAN, LAN

AppOS

Firmware

Network

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UCS Software Release 1.4

Compute Authentication & Security

Ethernet Stateless Computing

Fibre Channel Management & Monitoring

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Release 1.3 provided SNMP trap support earlier

Access to full information model of UCS:

Access same information as XML API• Fabric interconnects & Fabric extenders

• Chassis

• Blades (B-Series)

• Rack servers (C-Series)

58 new MIBs to be posted on Cisco.com

Any additions/changes to model, automatically results in regeneration of MIBs

SNMP access is read-only, no SNMP SET support planned

UCS ManagerSNMP GET support

Easy integration to 3rd party mgmt tools

SNMP based corelation for trap information

Customer benefits

Feature details

UCSManager

Blade Servers

Chassis

Fabric Interconnects

Fabric Extender

Rack Servers

SN

MP

Tra

ps

and

GE

Ts

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UCS Manager integration• Licenses can now be assigned / revoked from UCS Manager

Ports are licensed by count• User does not need to re-assign a port license to use different

physical ports on the UCS 6100 Series fabric interconnects

• Only fixed ports need to be licensed (in other words, expansion module ports do not require a license)

• Same 8/16 freely-licensed ports included with UCS6120XP / 6140XP

• Ports must be licensed whether configured as 1GE or 10GE Grace period

• Each port that is activated but for which there is no available license count will start on a 120-day grace period

• Status of ports on grace period / days remaining visible in UCS Manager

• If ports are used in grace period, WARNING level alerts are generated

• Note: Upon expiration, UCS Manager will generate CRITICAL level alerts but will not shutdown active ports

UCS ManagerLicensing Enhancements

Licensing now integrated and accessible directly from UCS Manager

Easy “check-in/check-out” of licenses (for example, for device replacement)

Customer benefits

Feature details

> show license usageSwitch A:Feature Status Expires Count Used Switch File IdETH_PORT_ACTIVATION_PKG ok never 8 8 FLC12110018 20080612113521765 1

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UCS ManagerCustom Naming

Sort

Filter

Display

Users will be able to enter custom labels for Service Profiles, Chassis, Servers.Labels can be free form text and can be displayed, sorted and filtered

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UCS ManagerFirmware DescriptionsAdditional information including model name for easier selection of firmware

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UCS ManagerUsability – Firmware uploadSupport for direct upload from client running UCSM GUI

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UCS ManagerSyslog CategorizationNew categorization to differentiate components & additional filtering capabilities

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UCS Manager Resources

UCS Manager Product Page on Cisco.comhttp://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10281/index.html

UCS Manager Whitepapershttp://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10281/prod_white_papers_list.html

Cisco Developer Network for UCS Managerhttp://developer.cisco.com/web/cdc/tech/unifiedcomputing

UCS Platform Emulator (UCSPE) downloadhttp://developer.cisco.com/web/unifiedcomputing/ucsemulatordownload

UCS Manager Software Downloadshttp://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/go/Redirect.x?mdfid=282567938

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Q & A

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UCS Software Release 1.4

Compute Authentication & Security

Ethernet Stateless Computing

Fibre Channel Management & Monitoring

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UCS Software Release 1.4 (Codename: Balboa) Feature Summary

Compute• Support for new UCS B230 Blade Server• UCS C-Series server integration into UCS Manager• Multi-chassis power capping for UCS B-Series

Ethernet and Fibre Channel• Direct connect Ethernet Appliance• SPAN support on UCS 6100• PVLAN Isolated access support• Full vNIC failover w/o NIC teaming/bonding with

FabricFailover/FabricSync• Higher VLAN scalability 1024• Higher logical port scalability 6000• Higher virtual interface Scalability 2000• Fabric Extender Transceiver Support• Management Interface monitoring and failover• FC trunking and port channel (in NPV mode)• Limited Direct Connect FC Storage

Authentication & Security• Simpler integration with MSFT Active Directory• Multiple simultaneous authentication systems• Multi-user KVM enhancements

Stateless Computing• Scheduling of service profile changes

• CIMC IP address abstraction• Service profile “pre-flight” checks

Management & Monitoring• SNMP GET support for ALL UCS components• Syslog enhancements• UCS 6100 licensing enforcement/warnings• Usability enhancements

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UCS Manager 1.3(1) ReleaseExistingConnectivity Types

Eth Uplink

Server

SAN

FC Uplink Eth Uplink FC Uplink

Server

Uplinks FC/Eth

Upstream Links connecting to LAN

and SAN

Server Ports

Downstream links connecting to

servers though IOM

LAN

IP Storage FC Storage

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Appliance

SAN

FC Target

Eth Monitor

LANIP Storage FC/FCOE Storage

FC Monitor

UCS Manager 1.4(1) Release New Connectivity Options

New connectivity choices are Appliance, Monitoring (FC and Eth) and Storage target ( FC and FCOE )

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UCS Manager 1.4(1) Release Appliance Direct Connection “End Host”

In-direct Connection

UCS simplifies appliance connectivity

Direct Connection

UCS 6100 A UCS 6100 B

UCS 6100 BUCS 6100 A

IP Storage IP Storage

End Host ModeLAN

Several switches/hops

Inter switch bandwidth consumption

Simplified connectivityOptimized uplink bandwidthutilization

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UCS 6100 Switching Modes

The external LAN sees the UCS

6100 as an end-host with multiple

adapters. No Spanning Tree protocol on

uplink ports.

Active/Active use of uplinks by

pinning

All uplink ports should be

connected to the same Layer 2 network

More scalable than switch mode

since the control plane is not stressed as

an Layer 2 switch.

The UCS 6100 acts like a

traditional Ethernet switch with support

for Spanning Tree protocol on the uplink

ports

Some uplinks connected to the

external switches may be blocked by STP.

Only PVST+ is supported

Mac-add learning is enabled on

uplink/server interfaces

End Host Mode Switch Mode

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UCS Manager 1.4(1) Release Appliance Direct Connection “End Host”

UCS B-Series

Switch Mode

Ethernet Appliance

UCS B-Series

End Host Mode

Ethernet Appliance

UCS 1.4 (Balboa)Today, UCS 1.3 (Aptos+)

Appliance port uplink Port

UCS 6100UCS 6100

Ethernet appliance support enhanced to include “End Host” mode

Fabric Interconnect mode - Switch modePort type – Uplink onlyCan’t define VLANs on uplink to appliance (VLAN filtering)Advanced feature such as QOS not available

Fabric Interconnect mode - End-host modePort type - ApplianceVLAN filtering availableAdvanced features such as QOS available

Trunk 10,100,101 Trunk 10,100 or Access 100

UCS 1.4 (Balboa) onwards “End host” mode is recommended

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UCS Manager 1.4(1) Release Supported Ports and Configuration

Any fixed 10G or 1GAny expansion port

UCS 6100

Ethernet Appliance

Port-Channel Single port

Non-vPC port-channel and singe port configurations are supported

UCS 6100

UCS B-Series

NIC teaming or port-channeling is required on the appliance to have resilient connectivity

Expansion Ports

Fixed Ports

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UCS Manager 1.4(1) ReleaseUCSM Appliance port - Visual

QOS settings

Specify VLANs

Configure static MAC

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UCS Software Release 1.4 (Codename: Balboa) Feature Summary

Compute• Support for new UCS B230 Blade Server

• UCS C-Series server integration into UCS Manager

• Multi-chassis power capping for UCS B-Series

Ethernet and Fibre Channel• Direct connect Ethernet Appliance

• SPAN support on UCS 6100

• PVLAN Isolated access support

• Full vNIC failover w/o NIC teaming/bonding with FabricFailover/FabricSync

• Higher VLAN scalability 1024

• Higher logical port scalability 6000

• Higher virtual interface Scalability 2000

• Fabric Extender Transceiver Support

• Management Interface moniroting and failover

• FC trunking and port channel (in NPV mode)

• Limited Direct Connect FC Storage

Authentication & Security• Simpler integration with MSFT Active Directory

• Multiple simultaneous authentication systems

• Multi-user KVM enhancements

Stateless Computing• Scheduling of service profile changes

• CIMC IP address abstraction

• Service profile “pre-flight” checks

Management & Monitoring• SNMP GET support for ALL UCS components

• Syslog enhancements

• UCS 6100 licensing enforcement/warnings

• Usability enhancements

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Today

UCS 6100

LAN LAN SAN

SAN

Eth Analyzer

FCAnalyzer

vHBAvNIC 1

Port 0

UCS server A

Requires a dedicated FC analyzer

Need separate analyzers for FC and Eth

Requires specialized in-line TAP, expensive

Ability to monitor FC and Eth traffic using a Eth analyzer

Single analyzer to monitor FC and Eth

Eliminates expensive FC analyzer

Unified Monitoring

UCS 6100

vHBAvNIC 1

Port 0

UCS server A

Eth Analyzer

Monitor FC and Ethernet traffic with a single analyzer

UCS Manager 1.4(1) Release Unified Monitoring

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Complex connectivity Inability to monitor specific VM traffic Lack of visibility (bulk capture)

Simple connectivity Ability to monitor specific VM traffic Granular visibility

vNIC level monitoring and troubleshooting capability

Traditional SPAN

Monitor vNIC 2, saw only vNIC 2

VM-FEX mode

UCS 6100

vNIC3vNIC2

VM VM

Needs only vNIC 2 but saw vNIC 1 &

3

M81KR VIC

Eth Analyzer

vNIC Level Monitoring

Nexus 5000

vNIC1

VM

Port 0

UCS 6100

vNIC3vNIC2

VM VM

M81KR VIC

vNIC1

VM

Port 0

Eth1/1

Eth Analyzer

UCS Manager 1.4(1) Release vNIC and vHBA Level Monitoring

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A total of 4 local SPAN sessions per UCS system, 2 on each UCS 6100

Cluster Link

Troubleshooting

Tool

Eth Network Analyzer

Troubleshooting

Tool

FibreChannelAnalyzer

UCS 6100 A UCS 6100 BUn-used licensed port

Configure identical monitoring sessions in both fabrics for failover and load-balanced traffic flows.

vHBA is available to be monitored in both FC and Eth monitoring configurations Monitoring session of a VM using PTS not persistent after a vMotion (VIF is changed) Future

enhancement.

Things to remember :

UCS Manager 1.4(1) Release Summary

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UCS Manager 1.4(1) ReleaseUCSM Monitoring- Visual

SPAN destination can be any unused licensed port

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UCS Manager 1.4(1) ReleaseUCSM Monitoring- Visual

Support for various Eth and FC monitoring sources

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UCS Software Release 1.4 (Codename: Balboa) Feature Summary

Compute• Support for new UCS B230 Blade Server

• UCS C-Series server integration into UCS Manager

• Multi-chassis power capping for UCS B-Series

Ethernet and Fibre Channel• Direct connect Ethernet Appliance

• SPAN support on UCS 6100

• PVLAN Isolated access support

• Full vNIC failover w/o NIC teaming/bonding with FabricFailover/FabricSync

• Higher VLAN scalability 1024

• Higher logical port scalability 6000

• Higher virtual interface Scalability 2000

• Fabric Extender Transceiver Support

• Management Interface moniroting and failover

• FC trunking and port channel (in NPV mode)

• Limited Direct Connect FC Storage

Authentication & Security• Simpler integration with MSFT Active Directory

• Multiple simultaneous authentication systems

• Multi-user KVM enhancements

Stateless Computing• Scheduling of service profile changes

• CIMC IP address abstraction

• Service profile “pre-flight” checks

Management & Monitoring• SNMP GET support for ALL UCS components

• Syslog enhancements

• UCS 6100 licensing enforcement/warnings

• Usability enhancements

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L2 separation with VLANs

A vlan or more per tenant/application/function

VLAN scalability on various platforms is a

deciding factor of NW scaleUCS 6100

vNIC 1 vNIC 2vNIC 1

Port 1Port 0 Port 1Port 0

UCS 6100

VM VM

Tenant A Tenant B Tenant C

Bare metal

No of VLANs used = 3

VLAN AVLAN BVLAN C

VLAN Deployment

UCS Manager 1.3(1) ReleaseVLAN based Layer-2 separation

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L2 Separation with Isolated PVLAN

Single isolated VLAN for all tenants/apps

Provides same level of isolation as with VLAN

VLAN limits is no longer scalability limiting

factor

Useful for Bronze tier separation

UCS 6100

vNIC 1 vNIC 2vNIC 1

Port 1Port 0 Port 1Port 0

UCS 6100

VM VM

Tenant A Tenant B Tenant C

Bare metal

No of VLANs used = 1

Isolated VLAN A

Single Isolated PVLAN to provide v NIC level layer 2 separation

M81KR VIC

PVLAN Deployment

UCS Manager 1.4(1) ReleasePVLAN based Layer-2 separation

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Only PVLAN Isolated access is supported

One Isolated per primary

Can not carry PVLAN and regular VLANs on the same vNIC

Community PVLAN is not supported

Promiscuous port is not supported

UCS Manager 1.4(1) ReleasePVLAN on the UCS design consideration

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Today

Promiscuous on the Nexus 1000v.

UCS 6100 UCS 6100

VM1 VM2

Cat6500 – L3

vNICvNIC

VM3

vNICs are promiscuous trunks, terminate PVLAN on the Nexus 1000v . Only supported config with UCS

No special PVLAN configuration is required, UCS treats primary VLAN like any regular VLAN.

Point to N1kv documentation

Nexus 1000v

Promiscuous Port

UCS Manager 1.4(1) ReleasePVLAN with Nexus 1000v

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Adapter

UCS 1.4 (Balboa)

Promiscuous outside of the Nexus 1000v

UCS 6100 UCS 6100

VM1 VM2

Cat6500 – L3

vNICvNIC

VM3

Nexus 1000v

BackupPromiscuous Port

Trunk carrying regular VLANs: service console, vMotion and control

Requires minimum of 2 vNICs, one vNIC for isolated VLAN and one vNIC for carrying regular VLANs for service console, vMotion and control.Recommendation: Fabric failover is recomended for HA assuming 2 vNIC configuration

Isolated PVLAN

For more details check PVLAN tech note -

Enable PVLAN Isolated Access

UCS Manager 1.4(1) ReleasePVLAN with Nexus 1000v

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UCS 1.4 (Balboa)

Isolated PVLAN shared between Nexus 1000v and Bare metal

UCS 6100 UCS 6100

VM1 VM2

Cat6500 – L3

vNICvNIC

VM3 Bare metalBare metal

vNIC vNIC

Nexus 1000v

BackupPromiscuous Port

Choose a vNIC for isolated pvlan on Bare metal and Nexus 1000vAssign VLAN 101

Uplink portAll vlans are allowed

trunkswitchport mode trunkswitchport trunk allowed vlan 100,101

Isolated VLAN 101Adapter Adapter

Adapter

UCS Manager 1.4(1) ReleasePVLAN with Nexus 1000v

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One Isolated PVLAN is supported with Menlo adapter

VIC (PALO) is recommended for traffic load-sharing and HA

VMware DVS does not support native VLAN on the trunk hence Isolated PVLAN on the UCS does not work with VmwareDVS.

UCS Manager 1.4(1) ReleasePVLAN on theUCS summary

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Private VLAN on The UCSConfiguration and Management

Primary and Secondary VLANs and their mapping using UCSM

UCS Manager 1.4(1) ReleasePVLAN using the UCSM - Visual

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UCS Software Release 1.4 (Codename: Balboa) Feature Summary

Compute• Support for new UCS B230 Blade Server

• UCS C-Series server integration into UCS Manager

• Multi-chassis power capping for UCS B-Series

Ethernet and Fibre Channel• Direct connect Ethernet Appliance

• SPAN support on UCS 6100

• PVLAN Isolated access support

• Full vNIC failover w/o NIC teaming/bonding with FabricFailover/FabricSync

• Higher VLAN scalability 1024

• Higher logical port scalability 6000

• Higher virtual interface Scalability 2000

• Fabric Extender Transceiver Support

• Management Interface moniroting and failover

• FC trunking and port channel (in NPV mode)

• Limited Direct Connect FC Storage

Authentication & Security• Simpler integration with MSFT Active Directory

• Multiple simultaneous authentication systems

• Multi-user KVM enhancements

Stateless Computing• Scheduling of service profile changes

• CIMC IP address abstraction

• Service profile “pre-flight” checks

Management & Monitoring• SNMP GET support for ALL UCS components

• Syslog enhancements

• UCS 6100 licensing enforcement/warnings

• Usability enhancements

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Chassis backplane (or Fabric) provides redundant path for each vNIC

HW based active/standby failover mechanism for Eth traffic

Host OS un-aware of failure and recovery Unlike OS NIC Teaming, redundancy

provided with single interface After failover:

Transmit GARP Multicast Group reRegistration

Enable fabric failover in vNIC creation

FabricFailover

UCS Manager 1.3(1) Release or earlierFabric based NIC teaming

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UCS Server

Eth 0 Eth 1

Return traffic for MAC

MAC A

MAC C Ten 1/1

Ten 1/1 Ten 1/2

MAC C Ten 1/2

Animated Slide

MAC B

MAC C

Fabric failover load-balances traffic on per vNIC basis

Palo provides up to 58 vNICs Each vNIC maps to one of the fabric for

active data path When active path fails, failover to

standby fabric. 6100 updates path changes to

upstream switches via gARP of vNIC MAC upon active link failure

gARPMAC C

UCS 6100 UCS 6100

FabricFailover

UCS Manager 1.3(1) Release or earlierFabricFailoveron UCS

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UCS Server

Eth 0 Eth 1

Return traffic for MAC

MAC A

MAC C Ten 1/1

Ten 1/1 Ten 1/2

MAC C Ten 1/2

Animated Slide

MAC B

MAC D

gARPMAC D

UCS 6100 UCS 6100

Keeps mac address table synchronized between FI’s6100 updates path changes to upstream switches via gARP not only vNICMACs but also VMMACs behind a vSwitchupon active link failureAlways enabled

VM

MAC C

FabricSyncNEW

UCS Manager 1.4(1) Release FabricFailoverand Sync on UCS

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VM

Server

Switch 1 Can only connect a single NIC to a virtual switch in

Hyper-V

Single point of failure

Hyper VvSwitch

No redundancy for Hyper-V Link

UCS Manager 1.3(1) Release or earlierHyper-V Network Link Redundancy

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Server

Hyper-V does not support NIC teaming or bonding

Requires 3rd party intermediate NIC teaming driver

software to provide network link HA

Officially not supported by Microsoft technical

support

– Source Microsoft support website http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968703 date 09/22/10“Since Network Adapter Teaming is only provided by Hardware Vendors, Microsoft does not provide any support for this technology thru Microsoft Product Support Services. As a result, Microsoft may ask that you temporarily disable or remove Network Adapter Teaming software when troubleshooting issues where the teaming software is suspect.”  

VM

Switch 1

Hyper VvSwitch

Switch 2

Virtual Machines LAN NIC team adapter

LAN Primary NIC LAN Secondary NIC

Server

Hyper-V Link redundancy with NIC teaming

UCS Manager 1.3(1) Release or earlierHyper-V Network Link Redundancy

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VM

Hyper VvSwitch

Eth 0

Fabric failover provides hardware based

redundancy and failover

Microsoft fully supports fabric failover based

configuration

Eliminates need for un-supported software

teaming drivers

Predictable and faster failover (confirm)

FabricFailover with FabricSync enhances Hyper-V Link redundancy

Redundant path

Eth 1

UCS Server

UCS 6100 UCS 6100

UCS Manager 1.3(1) Release or earlierEnhancedHyper-V Network Link Redundancy

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UCS Software Release 1.4 (Codename: Balboa) Feature Summary

Compute• Support for new UCS B230 Blade Server

• UCS C-Series server integration into UCS Manager

• Multi-chassis power capping for UCS B-Series

Ethernet and Fibre Channel• Direct connect Ethernet Appliance

• SPAN support on UCS 6100

• PVLAN Isolated access support

• Full vNIC failover w/o NIC teaming/bonding with FabricFailover/FabricSync

• Higher VLAN scalability 1024

• Higher logical port scalability 6000

• Higher virtual interface Scalability 2000

• Fabric Extender Transceiver Support

• Management Interface monitoring and failover

• FC trunking and port channel (in NPV mode)

• Limited Direct Connect FC Storage

Authentication & Security• Simpler integration with MSFT Active Directory

• Multiple simultaneous authentication systems

• Multi-user KVM enhancements

Stateless Computing• Scheduling of service profile changes

• CIMC IP address abstraction

• Service profile “pre-flight” checks

Management & Monitoring• SNMP GET support for ALL UCS components

• Syslog enhancements

• UCS 6100 licensing enforcement/warnings

• Usability enhancements

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UCS Manager 1.4(1) Release Management Interface Failover

Cluster Link

MGMT

6100-A Primary 6100-B Secondary

1.3(1) or earlier :VIP does not failover to UCS 6100 secondaryRecover access by manual failover using CLI of the UCS 6100

secondaryKVM/IPMI/SSH IP does not failover

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UCS Manager 1.4(1) Release Management Interface Failover

Cluster Link

MGMT

6100-A Primary 6100-B Secondary

1.4(1) :VIP failover to UCS 6100 secondary upon active MGMT port failureKVM/IPMI/SSH IP fails over to the available fabric Failover delay is 90 sec to limit CPU churn due to continues interface flapsManaging instance is not state full. Re-login is required for VIP and

KVM/IPMI/SSH IP.

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UCS Manager 1.4(1) Release Management Interface Failover

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UCS Software Release 1.4 (Codename: Balboa) Feature Summary

Compute• Support for new UCS B230 Blade Server

• UCS C-Series server integration into UCS Manager

• Multi-chassis power capping for UCS B-Series

Ethernet and Fibre Channel• Direct connect Ethernet Appliance

• SPAN support on UCS 6100

• PVLAN Isolated access support

• Full vNIC failover w/o NIC teaming/bonding with FabricFailover/FabricSync

• Higher VLAN scalability 1024

• Higher logical port scalability 6000

• Higher virtual interface Scalability 2000

• Fabric Extender Transceiver Support

• Management Interface moniroting and failover

• FC trunking and port channel (in NPV mode)

• Limited Direct Connect FC Storage

Authentication & Security• Simpler integration with MSFT Active Directory

• Multiple simultaneous authentication systems

• Multi-user KVM enhancements

Stateless Computing• Scheduling of service profile changes

• CIMC IP address abstraction

• Service profile “pre-flight” checks

Management & Monitoring• SNMP GET support for ALL UCS components

• Syslog enhancements

• UCS 6100 licensing enforcement/warnings

• Usability enhancements

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Feature Name UCS 1.3 (Aptos+)June 2010 UCS 1.4 (Balboa)

VLANs per FI 512 1024

STP logical ports 3800 6000

VIFs 1000 2000

Number of Chassis 14 20

UCS Manager 1.4(1) Release Increased Scalability

UCS 1.4 Software (Balboa) Increases overall scalability of the UCS system, following table provides comparison between UCS 1.3 and UCS 1.4 Software

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Increasing Chassis support

UCS 1.3 Software 14 Chassis

UCS 1.4 Software20 Chassis

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Fabric Extender Transceiver (FET) is supported inUCS 1.4. Software Working with TMG group to offer in UCS SKU.

Support PVLAN Isolated access only, understand the customer requirements as some customer currently may be using community for cluster traffic and VMware VDS

Recommend VIC (PALO) for scalable PVLAN implementation

Recommend FabricFailover for Hyper-V based deployments.

Summary

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UCS Networking Resources

PVLAN Tech notehttp://developer.cisco.com/web/cdc/tech/unifiedcomputing

SPAN Tech notehttp://developer.cisco.com/web/unifiedcomputing/ucsemulatordownload

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Q & A

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UCS Software Release 1.4

Compute Authentication & Security

Ethernet Stateless Computing

Fibre Channel Management & Monitoring

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Agenda

Storage Connectivity for UCS Today

Limitations

New Topologies and Features in UCS 1.4 Software (Balboa)

Use cases for Direct Connect Storage

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Storage Connectivity with UCS 1.3(1)

SAN SwitchLAN Switch

LANCLOUD

FC STORAGE

NAS STORAGE

NPV/End Host ModeEnd Host Mode

NAS STORAGE

Switch Mode

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Limitations with UCS Release 1.3(1)

FC StorageNo storage connectivity directly to Fabric Interconnects

Need upstream SAN switches

No FC Port Channels

No VSANTrunking

NAS StorageDirect connection of NAS appliance requires Fabric Interconnects to be in switch mode (STP)

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Exec Summary: UCS 1.4 Storage Features

New Direct Connect Topologies introducedBoth FC and NAS

Allows lower cost point for small UCS Pod like deployments

FC Port Channeling and VSAN TrunkingMore flexibility in engineering FC traffic

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Support for NetApp and EMC direct connect storage

Zoning configuration not supported, but zoning may be inherited from upstream switch

LUN security through LUN masking in the array

Ethernet and FC switching modes are independent

Support to connect FC and FCoE storage to 6100

Fewer hops and reduced latency to access the storage

End to end FCoE topologies possible

Customer benefits

Feature details

UCS B-Series

UCS 6100 UCS 6100

FCoE Storage FC Storage

Enable Direct Connection of FC Storage

FC Target Ports

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Hybrid Topology with direct-attach and SAN

UCS B-Series

UCS 6100 UCS 6100

FCoE StorageFC Storage

Fibre Channel

Ethernet

Unified I/O

FCoE

Core

Fabric A Fabric B

SAN Fabric Storage Arrays

SAN A SAN B

Direct Attach

Security via zoneset merge and/orLUN Masking on the Array Controller

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Support for NAS (Ethernet appliance) in End Host (general best practice) without putting 6100 in switch mode

New NAS port type to support this functionality

Support for advanced features like VLAN Filtering and QoS

NAS appliance connected to Fabric Interconnects in “END HOST” Mode

Eliminates additional access-layer switches

Customer benefits

Feature details

UCS B-Series

Switch Mode

NAS Appliance

UCS B-Series

End Host

NAS Appliance

UCS 1.4

Current

Appliance Port

Uplink Port

Enable Direct Connection of NAS Appliances

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fNICs (of vHBAs) can be on different VSANs

All VSANs will be trunked on every uplink FC port

Scalability: Max of 32 VSANs per UCS system

FC trunking supported in FC end host and switch mode

Provide isolation to SAN traffic over the same physical FC link

Help consolidate FC infrastructure

Customer benefits

Feature details

VSAN A

VSAN B

VSAN C

VSAN D

FC Port Trunking

SAN A SAN B

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Up to 16 FC ports can be aggregated together for a single port channel

Different combination of FC ports from different expansion modules on the FI can be placed on the same port channel

VSANs can be trunked over the port channel

VSAN trunking and port channel supported for both NPV and switch mode FI operation

Aggregate and maximize available bandwidth while maintaining isolation

Increases resiliency and guard against port failures

Customer benefits

Feature detailsvFCs

VSAN A

VSAN B

VSAN C

VSAN D

ISL / Port Channel

FC Port Channels

SAN BSAN A

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Direct Connect Storage - Use Cases

Commercial segment

Test/dev environments

Flat scale-out architectures for cloud-type deployments

Architectures migrating from FC to FCoE storage

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Storage Vendor Support

UCS 1.4 Direct Connect will be EMC and NetApp only for all topologies (FC, FCoE, NAS)

Support for more vendors based on business cases

Please consult the URLs below early in the sales cyclePalo and Storage Current State of Qualification

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/ps10265/at_work_promo.html#~si,

General HCL for UCS

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10477/prod_technical_reference_list.html

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Q & A

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