Hyper-V Virtualization - Enhanced SAN Connectivity with Emulex
With the unrelenting escalation of costs for power, cooling and data center footprint, IT managers are under pressure to extract even more performance from their hardware and software. Hyper-V, the next-generation server virtualization technology for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, allows a single physical server to do the work of multiple under-utilized servers. Recent studies have shown that 60% of virtualized servers are connected to a Fibre Channel SAN, enabling rapid migration of virtual machines and fail-over cluster support. Emulex HBAs and FCoE CNAs are the optimum storage connection for Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2.
Emulex is also releasing a new management pack for Hyper-V that supports Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. The Emulex Management Pack monitors I/O usage relative to maximum available bandwidth and provides the option to migrate virtual machines to balance I/O loads.
Hyper-V requires a SAN to enable VM mobility, enable disaster recovery, and improve storage provisioning. Emulex LightPulse Adapters with Hyper-V Failover Clustering provide a highly available solution. With LightPulse Virtual HBA technology optimized for Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager, Emulex delivers enhanced SAN connectivity with the best performance and easy to use powerful management software that enable the creation and management of Virtual HBA Ports (VPorts).
Enhance security and performance of Hyper-V and VMM in a SAN
Using Emulex LightPulse Virtual HBA Technology and the OneCommand Manager application, Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs and FCoE Converged Network Adapters work with Virtual Machine Manager to provide a fully integrated SAN solution for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Hyper-V.
Deployment details: Implementing Hyper-V with an Emulex-connected SAN
Best Practices: SAN Deployment with Microsoft Hyper-V using Emulex HBAs and UNCAs - This paper provides an overview on how to deploy Emulex HBAs and CNAs with virtualized ports using Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.