This IBMAr RedbooksAr publication describes the IBM Storage Area Network and IBM SAN Volume Controller Stretched Cluster solution when combined with VMware. We describe guidelines, settings, and implementation steps necessary to achieve a satisfactory implementation. Business continuity and continuous application availability are among the top requirements for many organizations today. Advances in virtualization, storage, and networking have made enhanced business continuity possible. Information technology solutions can now be designed to manage both planned and unplanned outages, and the flexibility and cost efficiencies available from cloud computing models. IBM has designed a solution that offers significant functionality for maintaining business continuity in a VMware environment. This functionality provides the capability to dynamically move applications across data centers without interruption to those applications. The live application mobility across data centers relies on these products and technology: The industry-proven VMware Metro vMotion IBM System StorageAr SAN Volume Controller Stretched Cluster solution A Layer 2 IP Network and storage networking infrastructure for high performance traffic management DC interconnectThe vCenter application view in Figure 5-2 shows the icons for the vCenter Heartbeat and IBM SAN Volume Controller Storage plug-ins. ... Attention: Adhere to all VMware best practice configuration guidelines for the installation of ESX hosts.
|Title||:||IBM SAN and SVC Stretched Cluster and VMware Solution Implementation|
|Author||:||Jon Tate, Angelo Bernasconi, Torben Jensen, Ian MacQuarrie, Ole Rasmussen, Matthew Robinson, Steven Tong, IBM Redbooks|
|Publisher||:||IBM Redbooks - 2013-07-28|