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1 Microsoft HyperV 3 versus Vmware vsphere 5 Erik Scholten & Alex Muetstege VMUG.BE - 1 June 2012

2 Who Are We? 5 years 5 guys 2

3 Who Are We? Erik Scholten Alex Muetstege 37 years old Solution Architect 15 years professional experience VMware vexpert 2009/2010/2011/ years old Solution Architect 15 years professional experience VMware vexpert 2011/2012 3

4 Who Are We Employees 700 ICT experts in the Netherlands. Locations Alphen aan den Rijn, Amersfoort, Capelle aan den IJssel, Zaltbommel and Eindhoven. Services Management & Consultancy, Infrastructuur & Communicatie, Software & Services. Partners Avaya, Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft & VMware. Customers Industry, Distribution & Transport (IDT), Education and Healthcare. 4

5 5 Server virtualization landscape is changing

6 Where are we now? versus 6

7 VMware: a little history VMware was founded in 1998 Located in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley) First virtualization product (VMware Workstation) in 1999 First server virtualization product (VMware GSX and ESX) in 2001 Acquired by EMC in 2004 About employees 7

8 Microsoft (and HyperV): a little history Microsoft was founded in 1975 Located in Redmond, Washington Employees Microsoft is in Virtualization since 2004 First product: Virtual PC from takeover of Connectix Hyper-V as first bare metal hypervisor since (Windows)

9 9 Current situation

10 But what s has MS announced New placement policies 10

11 But what s has MS announced Cluster Aware Updating (CAU) 11

12 But what s has MS announced Hyper-V replica not native Add-on 12

13 But what s has MS announced SMB Live Migration Host 1 Host 2 SMB File Server No SMB support with VMware Concern: SMB performance is not that great! Nice for SMB or less demanding environments 13

14 But what s has MS announced Shared nothing Live Migration Host 1 Host 2 Blue = Networking No Shared Storage No VMware alternative Concern: performance depends on network throughput LAN : 1GbE = 93MB/sec (eff. 75%), 50GB VM => 10 minutes WAN : 100MbE = 9MB/sec (eff. 75%), 50GB VM => 1,5 hours 14

15 But what s has MS announced Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) VMware Array Intergration (VAAI) Token Offload Read Token Token Offload Write Virtual Disk Actual Data Transfer Intelligent Storage Array Virtual Disk No support from any storage vendor yet. 15

16 Warning! About Windows 8 and Hyper-V v3 Statements about capabilities or benefits are subject to change Packaging and licensing have not yet been determined Any concepts shown are for illustration purposes only Disclaimer: This presentation contains preliminary information that may be changed substantially prior to final commercial release of the software described herein. The information contained in this presentation represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation on the issues discussed as of the date of the presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information presented after the date of the presentation. This presentation is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED, IMPLIED,OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION. Microsoft may have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property rights, covering subject matter in this presentation. Except as expressly provided in any written license agreement from Microsoft, the furnishing of this information does not give you any license to these patents, trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property rights. 16

17 Warning! WARNING LOTS OF TEXT COMING YOUR WAY 17

18 Hyper-V 3 New Scalability features Scalability: Support for up to 63 nodes per cluster and 4000 VM s Up to 32 virtual CPU s in 1 VM Up to 160 logical CPU s in one host Up to 1024 VM s and 2048 virtual processors per host Max 512 GB RAM per VM Max 2TB RAM per host No more limits on Live (Storage) Migration (limited by hardware only) Live Storage Migration to SAS, iscsi, Fiber Channel or SMB share Extensible virtual switch (plugin model for 3 rd parties) VHDX Format now supports up to 16 TB disks Official Support for NIC Teaming on hardware in the box Cluster Services inside VMs can run on FC or iscsi ODX Support (Offloaded Data Transfer) on storage Enhanced PowerShell integration 18

19 Hyper-V 3 New Availability features Availability: Virtual Machine Boot Priority Priority Workloads (low, medium, high) Intelligent placing of VMs on hosts Bitlocker support on clustered disks (Encrypted Cluster Volumes) Anti-Affinity VM rules VM Health monitoring support (in VM support) In Box Maintenance Support (Cluster Aware Updating) Hyper-V Replica (High availability for single VMs on another host) New virtual Fiber Channel Adapter 4 virtual FC cards can be attached to 1 physical card 2 virtual FC cards in 1 VM can point to 2 different physical cards Share Nothing Migration (move VM from stand alone host 1 to host 2) 19

20 Wow! Apparently. Steve had a lot of catching up to do 20

21 Let s compare Scalability 32 hosts/cluster 3000 virtual machines/cluster 40 hosts/cluster 4000 virtual machines/cluster 32 vcpu virtual machines 32 vcpu virtual machines 160 logical CPU s/host 160 logical CPU s/host 1TB memory/virtual machine 2TB memory/host 512GB memory/virtual machine 2TB memory/host 21

22 Let s compare Availability VM boot priority Workload priority Intelligent placement of VM s (Anti-) Affinity rules Cluster aware updating Guest clustering 22

23 Let s compare Storage features FC support iscsi support FCoE support NFS support SMB support VAAI / VASA SAN integration EMC/NetApp/IBM/Dell supported by Share nothing live migration Native VM replica Live storage migration ODX 23

24 Let s compare I/O features NIC teaming support Port ID virtualization 3rd Party switch Distributed virtual switch Storage I/O control Network I/O control 24

25 It s not all about the features Avoid the discussion based on features alone 27

26 What to do. 1. Sell VMware strengths 2. Avoid the Hyper-V 3 trap 3. Ace the pricing discussion 28

27 29 What to do.

28 30 VMware strengths

29 31 More choice for the Cloud

30 32 Better security

31 What to do. 1. Sell VMware strengths 2. Avoid the Hyper-V 3 trap 3. Ace the pricing discussion 33

32 34 Avoid the Hyper-V 3 trap

33 35 MS Marketing quotes

34 36 3 key selling points

35 37 Promises, promises

36 Waiting costs Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1-Q4 Wait for Windows Server 8 to ship month maturation period* (Test application compatibility, Build system images, Train IT staff, Run pilots) Begin migration You are Here Functionality that meets needs today and tomorrow 38 *Source: Gartner in the Evolving Your Windows Server Environment presentation at the 2011 Datacenter Conference

37 39 Customers prefer VMware

38 What to do. 1. Sell VMware strengths 2. Avoid the Hyper-V 3 trap 3. Ace the pricing discussion 40

39 41 It s not all about features, TCO/ROI matters

40 VMware more expensive? Basic consolidation: 3 hosts, no SAN 44

41 VMware more expensive? No planned downtime: 3 hosts, with a SAN VSA 45

42 46 What s in it for me?

43 Conclusion So are we all going to migrate to Microsoft? HyperV 3 improvements Scalability: huge Availability: impressive Unique features: Share nothing Migration Hyper-V Replica SMB support But is it enough to compete? Scalability: same as others Availability: same as others And.. It s still not here yet And.. How about the cloud? Hyper-V 3 is vsphere 4 (+) But we re already waiting for vsphere 6! We think: SMB market will be very interested in Hyper-V3 Competition is good for business 47

44 Contact vmguru_nl 48

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