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Praise for The HP Virtual Server Environment

"This book will educate professionals about the components of a virtual server environment and how to manage them in everyday tasks. It demonstrates how to manage resource utilization in real time and to its full capacity. Bryan and Dan are fully qualified to write this book, having been involved in creating and designing a number of the virtual server environment components."

—D'Ann Chorak, Software Engineering Project Manager

"Great overviews, technology details, and practical example details."

—George Williams, Solution Architect, Hewlett-Packard Co.

"From a customer standpoint, almost anyone can make use of the solutions and concepts portrayed in The HP Virtual Server Environment. Some of the solutions are free, so there are ways to take advantage at no cost. No matter what solution is used, the results are a win-win situation for the customer."

—Alan Hymes, Solution Architect, Hewlett-Packard Co.

"The material is well-written. The book will appeal to high-end enterprise system administrators and architects who are interested in implementing an 'Adaptive Enterprise' environment or in improving an existing environment."

—Rob Lucke, Chief Solutions Officer, Vista Solutions Corp.

"This book is perfect for those looking for a high level overview of VSE and those investigating the use of VSE technologies in their data center."

—Erik Bostrom, Engineering Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard Co.

"The HP Virtual Server Environment represents a nearly exhaustive discourse on the basic and common capabilities of the software. Thecasual user will come away feeling that they understand the purpose and general use of the programs and confident that they can integrate these capabilities within their server environment."

—Dave Butenof, Instant Capacity and PPU Software Architect, Hewlett-Packard Co.

Use HP virtualization to maximize IT service quality, agility, and value

  • Includes coverage of HP's new Integrity Virtual Machines, Global Workload Manager, Virtualization Manager, and Capacity Advisor

  • Plan, implement, and manage virtualization to drive maximum business value

  • Understand HP's virtualization solutions for partitioning, utility pricing, high availability, and management for HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers

  • Manage your existing resources to drive unprecedented levels of utilization

Virtualization offers IT organizations unprecedented opportunities to enhance service quality, improve agility, and reduce cost by creating an automated balance in system resources. Now, there's a comprehensive guide to virtualization based on the industry's most flexible and complete solution: HP's Virtual Server Environment (VSE).

Two leading HP architects and customer consultants help you identify the best "sweet spot" VSE solution for your environment—and plan, implement, and manage it.

The HP Virtual Server Environment systematically introduces VSE technologies for partitioning, utility pricing, high availability, and management, as well as HP's powerful, unique goal-based approach to workload management. Whether you're a solution designer, architect, or engineer, you'll find realistic examples, deep insight, and practical tips, all with one goal: to help you maximize the business value of virtualization.

  • Architect flexible, dynamic configurations that adapt instantly to business requirements

  • Choose the right solutions from HP's partitioning continuum: nPars, vPars, HP Integrity Virtual Machines, and Secure Resource Partitions

  • Use utility pricing solutions to deploy instant, temporary, or pay-per-use capacity wherever you need it

  • Improve utilization and control your virtual environment with HP-UX Workload Manager, HP Serviceguard, HP Global Workload Manager, Virtualization Manager, and Capacity Advisor

  • Integrate VSE technologies into heterogeneous HP-UX, Linux, and Windows environments on HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131855229
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 9/9/2005
  • Series: HP Professional Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Herington is the Chief Architect for HP's Virtual Server Environment Advanced Technology Center. The ATC is a lab-based organization that has the mission to ensure the success of customers implementing solutions based on the Virtual Server Environment technologies. For the past four years he has been an architect in the lab working on HP's industry leading Workload Manager and VSE Management products. He has also been responsible for communicating the technical vision of HP's partitioning, utility pricing, and workload management products to the field and customers. This dual responsibility has provided him with a unique opportunity to both craft the technical message being delivered to HPs field and customers, as well as ensure that future versions of the products satisfy the requirements customers have for these solutions. He has delivered hundreds of seminars on HP's Virtual Server Environment Technologies at customer visits, HP field and customer training sessions, and trade shows throughout the world. Most recently he has been a key contributor to defining the vision for the next generation Virtual Server Environment and its management tools, including a number of the new products covered by this book. This role has included working with the project teams that are responsible for delivering the individual products to ensure that they make up a well-integrated solution, and making sure it is easy for customers to realize the vision of an Adaptive Enterprise with these products.

Prior to rejoining HP in 2000, Dan held senior technical and management positions with a large systems integrator and a start-up software company. Dan started his career with HPin Cupertino, California where he held various technical positions in the OpenView Program. He was involved in the transition of this program from Cupertino to Ft. Collins, Colorado and later moved to Grenoble, France, where he helped incubate the OpenView program in Europe in the early 1990's.

Bryan Jacquot is a Software Architect in HP's Virtual Server Environment Advanced Technology Center. He has worked as both a software engineer and software architect on enterprise system administration applications for over six years. He developed the first graphical user interface for managing HP's Superdome servers, Partition Manager. Additionally, Bryan developed the first HP-UX web-based system administration interface which is used for tuning the HP-UX kernel, Kcweb. In his current position, he serves as a technical software architect for the next generation system management tools for HP's Virtual Server Environment. In addition, he works closely with customers to gather requirements and give presentations and training for HP's Virtual Server Environment. Bryan holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science from Montana State University—Bozeman. Additionally, he is an HP Certified IT Professional, a Microsoft Certified System Administrator, and a RedHat Certified Technician.

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PrefacePrefaceWhat Is in This Book

This book describes each technology in HP's Virtual Server Environment (VSE) which is comprised of the industry's most complete partitioning continuum, a set of utility pricing solutions, a suite of high availability products, a complete set of management tools, and finally the industry's only goal-based workload management products. This book serves as a guide-map in deploying an efficient and flexible computing infrastructure using HP's Virtual Server Environment

Several of HP's VSE technologies are supported on HP-UX, Linux, OpenVMS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. For example, HP nPartition servers support all four operating systems running simultaneously. Additionally, the HP Serviceguard products both support HP-UX and Linux operating systems and the HP Global Workload Manager is supported on HP-UX, Linux and OpenVMS. The Pay Per Use technology supports HP-UX and Windows. This book covers the full capabilities of HP's VSE on each operating system supported by the VSE technologies and notes which operating systems are supported by each technology.Who Should Read This Book

This book is designed to support two audiences. The first is the solution designers, architects or engineers that are considering the deployment of VSE technologies, and the second is the project managers, engineers and administrators that are tasked with the job of implementing one or more of these VSE technologies.

If you are an architect looking for information on how to design a solution using the VSE, you will be able to get a solid overview of the VSE technologies from the first two chapters of each partof the book. You can then go to the product detail chapters which follow for more information on the products that appear to be a good fit for your requirements.

If you are an administrator, you probably already know what products you need more information on, so you can go straight to the product detail chapters, which will provide guidance and examples of using the products to solve real problems.

This book is written with the expectation that the reader will already have a basic understanding of systems architecture and systems administration. An understanding of basic virtualization concepts would be helpful, but is not required.

Readers of this book will benefit from a general understanding of HP-UX, Linux, and Windows system administration. The book focuses on the VSE technologies, and thus does not attempt to address basic operating system technologies and system administration techniques.How This Book Is Organized

This book has an introductory chapter and then three parts. Chapter 1 provides a very high level overview of the VSE which can be used to guide the reader toward the other parts of the book for more details. Parts 1 through 3 describe the various solutions available in the Virtual Server Environment in the areas of Partitioning, Utility Pricing and Management respectively. Each part of the book contains three types of chapters, including:

  • An overview chapter—The first chapter of each part, chapters 2, 8, and 13, cover each of the VSE solutions with a fair amount of detail. The primary focus in these chapters is to describe the key features of each solution and what can be done with them.

  • Making the Most of—Each part also contains a chapter that attempts to go beyond the many features of each solution to help you understand what you should really care about. These will provide sweet spot solutions and tips and tricks for the solutions described in that part of the book. These are chapters 3, 9, and 14.

  • Product/Solution chapters—Each product or solution has a dedicated chapter. In each of these chapters, the technology is introduced along with the primary terminology. Next, the architecture of the product is described which is followed by an example scenario. The scenario is used to walk the reader through the process of implementing the solution. These scenarios provide a thorough understanding of each technology without getting bogged down in the nuances and peculiarities of each product.

At the end of the book there are three appendices. Appendix A provides a detailed list of references that can be consulted for more information on each product or solution described in the book. Of primary importance are the user guides for each product which serve as a reference for each VSE technology. Appendix B lists the software and firmware versions used in the example scenarios in the Product/Solution chapters. Finally, Appendix C provides a list of each of the VSE products' command line interfaces, along with a reference to the manual page entries and the full path to each command.What Is Covered in This Book

This book is not intended to be a product reference. There are currently 14 products in HP's Virtual Server Environment and putting together even a brief reference for all of these technologies would not be practical in a single book. Instead, the goal of this book is to provide a thorough survey of the technologies for you to identify which solutions will best fit in your IT infrastructure and to provide enough detail so that you can assess what it would take to implement and manage the environment. There is enough information in this book for a project manager to put together a project plan and have a high level of confidence in their estimates of the work required to implement an Adaptive Enterprise strategy using the VSE. There is also enough detail in the product chapters to help managers or system administrators to know which commands and utilities are available for each of the products so that you will know where to look for more information.Acknowledgments

The number of people who provided materials for this book are too numerous to mention. In particular, source materials for many of the figures in this book were provided by various subject matter experts, including:

  • Richard Stormo and Tim Jacobson have provided a great deal of insights into how HP's IT organization are taking advantage of these VSE technologies and have provided real workload data for some of the graphs used in the book.

  • Stuart Haden, Mark Shaw and Greg Huff have provided both insights and detailed architectural diagrams for HP's Superdome servers.

  • Bob Sauers provided extensive information and diagrams about HP's Serviceguard suite of products.

  • Steve Gonzalez provided some very useful information and diagrams describing how some of HP's customers are taking advantage of VSE technologies.

  • Steve Cooke, Ute Albert, and Vicki Martel provided a wealth of VSE marketing information both in the early stages of the book proposal process to help get this book off the ground and during the review process.

There were also a large number of reviewers, as you might expect with a book covering this many topics. In particular we would like to acknowledge the folks that reviewed the entire book. This took a tremendous amount of effort, and for that we are very grateful.

  • Paco Romero

  • Jim Darling

  • Rob Lucke

Many other folks reviewed portions of the book. Their product specific expertise is greatly appreciated. These reviewers include Erik Bostrom, Dave Butenhof, D'Ann Chorak, Edgar Circenis, Mark Coffey, Bob Cohen, Steve Cooke, Jerry Harrow, Alan Hymes, Barry Lyden, Dave Parker, Scott Rhine, Wade Satterfield, Mark Shaw, Eric Soderberg, Steve Stichler, and George Williams.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The HP virtual server environment at a glance 1
Ch. 2 The HP partitioning continuum 13
Ch. 3 Making the most of the partitioning continuum 49
Ch. 4 nPartition servers 71
Ch. 5 HP virtual partitions 101
Ch. 6 Integrity virtual machines 131
Ch. 7 Secure resource partitions 155
Ch. 8 Overview of HP's utility pricing solutions 187
Ch. 9 Making the most of utility pricing solutions 203
Ch. 10 Instant capacity 219
Ch. 11 Temporary instant capacity 241
Ch. 12 Pay per use 255
Ch. 13 Overview of virtual server environment management and high availability tools 265
Ch. 14 Making the most of virtual server environment management and high availability tools 315
Ch. 15 Workload manager 335
Ch. 16 Serviceguard 381
Ch. 17 Virtualization manager 421
Ch. 18 Capacity advisor 441
Ch. 19 Global workload manager 463
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Preface

Preface

What Is in This Book

This book describes each technology in HP's Virtual Server Environment (VSE) which is comprised of the industry's most complete partitioning continuum, a set of utility pricing solutions, a suite of high availability products, a complete set of management tools, and finally the industry's only goal-based workload management products. This book serves as a guide-map in deploying an efficient and flexible computing infrastructure using HP's Virtual Server Environment

Several of HP's VSE technologies are supported on HP-UX, Linux, OpenVMS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. For example, HP nPartition servers support all four operating systems running simultaneously. Additionally, the HP Serviceguard products both support HP-UX and Linux operating systems and the HP Global Workload Manager is supported on HP-UX, Linux and OpenVMS. The Pay Per Use technology supports HP-UX and Windows. This book covers the full capabilities of HP's VSE on each operating system supported by the VSE technologies and notes which operating systems are supported by each technology.

Who Should Read This Book

This book is designed to support two audiences. The first is the solution designers, architects or engineers that are considering the deployment of VSE technologies, and the second is the project managers, engineers and administrators that are tasked with the job of implementing one or more of these VSE technologies.

If you are an architect looking for information on how to design a solution using the VSE, you will be able to get a solid overview of the VSE technologies from the first two chapters of each part of the book. You can then go to the product detail chapters which follow for more information on the products that appear to be a good fit for your requirements.

If you are an administrator, you probably already know what products you need more information on, so you can go straight to the product detail chapters, which will provide guidance and examples of using the products to solve real problems.

This book is written with the expectation that the reader will already have a basic understanding of systems architecture and systems administration. An understanding of basic virtualization concepts would be helpful, but is not required.

Readers of this book will benefit from a general understanding of HP-UX, Linux, and Windows system administration. The book focuses on the VSE technologies, and thus does not attempt to address basic operating system technologies and system administration techniques.

How This Book Is Organized

This book has an introductory chapter and then three parts. Chapter 1 provides a very high level overview of the VSE which can be used to guide the reader toward the other parts of the book for more details. Parts 1 through 3 describe the various solutions available in the Virtual Server Environment in the areas of Partitioning, Utility Pricing and Management respectively. Each part of the book contains three types of chapters, including:

  • An overview chapter—The first chapter of each part, chapters 2, 8, and 13, cover each of the VSE solutions with a fair amount of detail. The primary focus in these chapters is to describe the key features of each solution and what can be done with them.
  • Making the Most of—Each part also contains a chapter that attempts to go beyond the many features of each solution to help you understand what you should really care about. These will provide sweet spot solutions and tips and tricks for the solutions described in that part of the book. These are chapters 3, 9, and 14.
  • Product/Solution chapters—Each product or solution has a dedicated chapter. In each of these chapters, the technology is introduced along with the primary terminology. Next, the architecture of the product is described which is followed by an example scenario. The scenario is used to walk the reader through the process of implementing the solution. These scenarios provide a thorough understanding of each technology without getting bogged down in the nuances and peculiarities of each product.

At the end of the book there are three appendices. Appendix A provides a detailed list of references that can be consulted for more information on each product or solution described in the book. Of primary importance are the user guides for each product which serve as a reference for each VSE technology. Appendix B lists the software and firmware versions used in the example scenarios in the Product/Solution chapters. Finally, Appendix C provides a list of each of the VSE products' command line interfaces, along with a reference to the manual page entries and the full path to each command.

What Is Covered in This Book

This book is not intended to be a product reference. There are currently 14 products in HP's Virtual Server Environment and putting together even a brief reference for all of these technologies would not be practical in a single book. Instead, the goal of this book is to provide a thorough survey of the technologies for you to identify which solutions will best fit in your IT infrastructure and to provide enough detail so that you can assess what it would take to implement and manage the environment. There is enough information in this book for a project manager to put together a project plan and have a high level of confidence in their estimates of the work required to implement an Adaptive Enterprise strategy using the VSE. There is also enough detail in the product chapters to help managers or system administrators to know which commands and utilities are available for each of the products so that you will know where to look for more information.

Acknowledgments

The number of people who provided materials for this book are too numerous to mention. In particular, source materials for many of the figures in this book were provided by various subject matter experts, including:

  • Richard Stormo and Tim Jacobson have provided a great deal of insights into how HP's IT organization are taking advantage of these VSE technologies and have provided real workload data for some of the graphs used in the book.
  • Stuart Haden, Mark Shaw and Greg Huff have provided both insights and detailed architectural diagrams for HP's Superdome servers.
  • Bob Sauers provided extensive information and diagrams about HP's Serviceguard suite of products.
  • Steve Gonzalez provided some very useful information and diagrams describing how some of HP's customers are taking advantage of VSE technologies.
  • Steve Cooke, Ute Albert, and Vicki Martel provided a wealth of VSE marketing information both in the early stages of the book proposal process to help get this book off the ground and during the review process.

There were also a large number of reviewers, as you might expect with a book covering this many topics. In particular we would like to acknowledge the folks that reviewed the entire book. This took a tremendous amount of effort, and for that we are very grateful.

  • Paco Romero
  • Jim Darling
  • Rob Lucke

Many other folks reviewed portions of the book. Their product specific expertise is greatly appreciated. These reviewers include Erik Bostrom, Dave Butenhof, D'Ann Chorak, Edgar Circenis, Mark Coffey, Bob Cohen, Steve Cooke, Jerry Harrow, Alan Hymes, Barry Lyden, Dave Parker, Scott Rhine, Wade Satterfield, Mark Shaw, Eric Soderberg, Steve Stichler, and George Williams.

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