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1 Price. Performance. Advantage. Red Hat Enterprise Linux on the HP ProLiant DL980 Server 2 introduction 2 red hat enterprise linux and the hp proliant dl980 4 HP ProLiant DL980 G7 servers 4 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 enhancements 6 Resiliency, scalability, and efficiency 6 Self-healing resiliency 7 Resilient system fabric 8 Red Hat Enterprise Linux RAS features 8 Balanced scalability 9 Scalability features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 9 Breakthrough efficiencies 10 Consolidating applications on hp proliant dl980 g7 servers 11 extending scalability and availability with clusters 11 Low-cost high availability for Enterprise Applications 11 High availability add-on for Red Hat Enterprise Applications 12 Resilient storage add-on for Red Hat Enterprise Applications 12 Load balancer add-on for Red Hat Enterprise Applications 13 Superior manageability 13 migrating from risc/unix to linux and x86 15 Migrating from Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 16 Migrating from IBM-AIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 17 migration services 17 Red Hat migration services 17 HP migration services 18 tco comparisons risc/unix vs. Red Hat enterprise linux and the hp dl980 server 18 Comparison #1: IBM Power 770 and IBM-AIX 19 Comparison #2: Oracle Sun M9000 server 20 Red Hat Enterprise Linux and HP Proliant DL980 servers the smart enterprise choice

2 Introduction Until now, x86 servers lacked the performance, availability, and scalability of larger proprietary platforms, which hindered the adoption of x86 servers for core enterprise applications. Today, many enterprises are migrating core enterprise applications from expensive proprietary platforms or older x86 servers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on multi-core, standards-based x86 servers. The new HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server with Intel Xeon Processor 7500 series running Red Hat Enterprise Linux overcomes these limitations. The HP DL980 server is not just a larger x86 platform it is designed for Linux and enterprise applications. It includes large internal storage capacity, network and I/O expandability, built-in availability and reliability features, and advanced power management capabilities. The server features new HP PREMA architecture with Smart CPU caching and a resilient system fabric to increase processing power, reduce throughput bottlenecks, and enhance reliability capabilities not previously available in an economical x86 environment. The HP DL980 server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an excellent platform for scale-up consolidation and for virtualization of legacy UNIX, Linux, and Windows workloads. The HP DL980 server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help address enterprise-level IT challenges with: The ability to scale resources effectively to handle high availability demands and exponential data growth A standards-based Linux operating system and x86-based servers to lower costs The reliability to handle large, single-system databases and high-density virtualization Lower support and operating costs by reducing server sprawl This whitepaper highlights the benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on the HP DL980 server, and the related advantages of running enterprise applications in lower cost environments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 Server An excellent scale-up consolidation platform New standards in multi-core and virtual systems require a platform that can manage complexity scaling up or out to meet business needs. Red Hat Enterprise Linux has proven performance on systems with over a hundred cores and many terabytes of memory, making it suitable for the largest enterprise application deployments. Furthermore, HP works with Red Hat to ensure that workload scaling is effectively implemented on the HP DL980 server. Whether implementing a single and very large data-intensive workload, or many consolidated or virtualized workloads, Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on the HP DL980 G7 server is an ideal platform to deploy and scale up enterprise environments with confidence. The server includes the following features: Smart CPU caching technology that improves CPU utilization and performance Hardware self-healing resiliency for maximum application uptime Intel Xeon 7500 and 6500 series processors with up to eight cores per processor 2

3 Expandable eight-socket server, configurable with up to 64 processor cores 128 DIMM slots, for a system maximum of two TB of memory (using 16 GB DIMMs) Up to 16 I/O slots to support the most I/O-intensive applications The latest release from Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, includes features that make it an exceptional operating system for the HP DL980 server and core enterprise applications: Support for up to 4,096 CPUs and 64 TB of memory Automatic isolation of defective CPUs and memory Improved hardware awareness that allows the kernel to take better advantage of multi-core and NUMA architectures, and when possible, consolidate tasks to fewer CPU sockets to reduce power consumption Resource controls that provide the ability to reduce resource contention, improve overall system performance, and help applications meet service level agreements (SLAs) Hardware abstraction that allows applications to move from physical to virtualized environments independently of underlying hardware Many larger, data-intensive enterprise workloads are better suited to scale-up server technology. There are several advantages to using 64-core HP DL980 servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux for critical and intensive enterprise workloads: Large enterprise databases and data warehouse workloads often function better when deployed in scale-up systems. With the HP DL980 server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, workloads can be effectively scaled to 64 cores in a single x86 server, or further if running clustered applications such as Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). Single-system latency and bandwidth is lower in a scale-up versus scale-out server implementation.while solutions such as InfiniBand can overcome many latency issues, this extra layer increases tuning requirements and complexity in a scale-out configuration. Proprietary systems are not necessarily designed with Linux as their ideal operating system. The HP DL980 server is specifically designed for Linux and leverages the collaborative engineering efforts between HP, Intel, and Red Hat to take advantage of new technology. The ability to cache all or most active database buffer blocks into a single large memory cache can increase performance and throughput, while reducing application latency. Large, scale-up workloads can run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux on the HP DL980 with a much lower total cost of ownership (TCO). Deploying large Oracle databases on the HP DL980 server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux offers the following advantages: Provides predictable user response times. The design delivers excellent transactional workload (OLTP) and data warehouse (DW) performance. Ability to grow database workloads over time, scaling to thousands of users. Data growth in today s IT environment is nearly exponential together, the HP DL980 server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux can handle dynamic changes and meet future requirements. Sustainable high-performance I/O and system throughput. 3

4 HP ProLiant DL980 G7 servers The HP ProLiant DL980 G7 is the newest member of HP s industry-leading scale-up x86 ProLiant family. HP designed this server to take full advantage of Intel s latest and most capable Intel Xeon processor, the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series with Quick Path Interconnect (QPI). Building on the advanced performance and reliability of the Intel processor technology and aligned with the industry-standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system, the HP DL980 G7 delivers an enhanced level of scale-up x86 performance, availability, and reliability. The ProLiant DL980 G7 is the first server to use the HP PREMA architecture, incorporating a node controller design with smart CPU caching and resilient system fabric. HP PREMA architecture represents HP s technology direction for scale-up x86 servers. The PREMA architecture is the design foundation for x86 servers that need to deliver more scalability, resiliency, and efficiency to meet the requirements of the most demanding, data-intensive workload environments, as well as large scale consolidation and virtualization. Balancing for resiliency and efficiency: Maximizing uptime is a key requirement for supporting virtualized, business-critical workloads. The HP DL980 server with HP PREMA architecture delivers hardwarebased resiliency with breakthrough cost-efficiency. Flexible, scale-up consolidation: Workloads from multiple, legacy eight- to 32-core RISC servers can be virtualized and consolidated onto a single HP DL980 server. The scale-up architectures of the HP DL980 server enables IT to offer improved resource availability combined with advanced virtualization and workload management. High performance computing: The HP DL980 server is an excellent platform for research and development applications that require large, globally addressable memory, as well as for applications with regular memory access that can use large caches and/or large numbers of registers. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 enhancements Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the latest release of the trusted datacenter platform from Red Hat, delivers advances in high availability, application performance, virtualization, and scalability that make it a great match for the HP DL980 server. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, enterprises can deploy physical, virtual, and cloud computing on the HP DL980 server, reducing complexity, increasing efficiency, and minimizing administration overhead, while leveraging technical skills and operational know-how. TABLe 1: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 enhancement summary Feature Function Benefit Hardware reliability, availability, and serviceability Leverages new hardware capabilities to offer a number of RAS improvements: Hot-adding of devices and memory Enhanced error checking for PCIe devices through advanced error reporting Support for machine check architecture (MCA) capabilities allows the system to recover from hardware errors that might previously have caused complete system failure New features improve system availability by coupling advanced error recovery with enhanced logging/reporting of errors thereby increasing mean time between failures (MTBF) and reducing mean time to repair (MTTR) Supports MCA capabilities and comprehensive data integrity checking, previously only available on proprietary systems 4

5 TABLe 1: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 enhancement summary continued Feature Function Benefit Virtualization Performance Fully integrated kernel-based virtualization using the KVM hypervisor. KVM benefits from a number of core kernel features such as the tickless kernel, control groups (cgroups), and the completely fair queuing (CFQ) schedule. Red Hat leadership in KVM development has fostered the development of sophisticated paravirtualization capabilities. The wide range of performance enhancements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 reaches all components of the platform. For example: LUN flush daemons that enable dramatic performance improvements for applications deployed on large I/O subsystems. KVM hypervisor enhancements make it practical to deploy large-scale enterprise applications in virtualized environments. SR-IOV-enabled performance enhancements allow I/O-bound applications to be virtualized, so IT departments can adopt a runanywhere capability. Benchmarks of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 showcase leadership over competing UNIX, Microsoft, and VMware products across many applications. Scalability Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 scales to the largest systems on the market today. For x86-64 systems, limits are now up to 4,096 CPUs, 33,000 IRQs. 64 TB of memory, four million processes, and 32,000 threads per process. The scalability features are not restricted to physical systems. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 also provides improved scalability of virtual guests. Physical, virtual, and cloud deployments can scale to meet business requirements. Resource management The new cgroups feature of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 offers a powerful way to allocate processor, memory, and I/O resources among applications and virtual guests. The ability to deploy flexible and virtual environments (including cloud) more easily, mixing critical enterprise applications with low-priority background applications, while ensuring that the resources needed by both are properly allocated. Provisioning and workload management Many new features in the I/O subsystem cover interconnects (FCoE, iscsi, etc.) and hardware/ software optimizations, support for thin provisioning, and simplified administration. Red Hat Network and Red Hat Network Satellite continue to provide management, provisioning, and monitoring for large deployments. Security Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a complete security stack, from network firewall control to secure containers for application isolation and SELinux for access enforcement, that has made Red Hat Enterprise Linux one of the most certified operating systems available. As a host, a guest, or in the cloud, applications can be secured with a common and comprehensive suite of technologies and policies backed by Red Hat s global Security Response Team 5

6 Resiliency, scalability, and efficiency HP DL980 server, Intel Xeon processors, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux provide complementary features that increase resiliency, scalability, and efficiency for critical and intensive workloads. The key benefits of these features include: Reduced unscheduled downtime Improved system performance Increased data integrity Balanced scalability Reduced power consumption Self-healing resiliency Proprietary hardware has a longer history of providing RAS features, but at a premium that has kept those benefits from less-expensive systems. New x86-based hardware with many cores and RAS features, such as the HP DL980 server, represents a new opportunity for datacenters that were previously locked into proprietary solutions. The HP Proliant DL980 G7 server s HP PREMA architecture (Figure 1) provides resiliency features that are enabled by built-in application, infrastructure, I/O, memory, and processor capabilities. The HP DL980 takes advantage of and builds on enhancements in the Intel processor technology to provide the high levels of selfhealing resiliency required by mission-critical enterprise environments resulting in a 200 percent boost in server availability 1. Figure 1: HP PREMA architecture HP PREMA Architecture Resilient HP XNC Fabric Resiliency System resiliency OS enhanced availability Error isolation Link level entry Corruption prevention Hot plug RAID Advanced memory protection CPU resiliency Machine Check Architecture 1 Based on system crash rates comparison between the DL980 G7 to the DL785 G5. System crash rate is determined by availability features such as hot-swap components, redundant paths, ECC, and tolerant links such as QPI. 6

7 The Intel Xeon Processor 7500 series, with next-generation Intel microarchitecture, can run the most demanding enterprise Linux applications and maintain peak workload responsiveness. The HP PREMA architecture s resilient system fabric works with Intel Xeon features such as cyclic redundancy checksum (CRC), link-level retry, link width reduction (LWR), and link retrain to keep the system operational in the presence of link errors. By tightly collaborating with Red Hat, HP ensures that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is aware of and leverages the resiliency features that are enabled in the system. Resilient system fabric HP PREMA architecture extends the advanced reliability of the Intel Xeon processor 7500/6500 series in the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server with a resilient XNC fabric. This interconnect fabric provides higher interconnect bandwidth to improve performance and scalability, and provides availability features consistent with the QPI fabric. The XNC fabric enables: Redundant data paths: The XNC fabric s provision of 50 percent more interconnect links (six here versus four in most competitive eight-socket systems with no node controller) improves system performance by providing more bisection bandwidth and dynamically balancing the traffic on the links. The fabric redundancy also helps reduce unscheduled downtime. A complete failure in any one of the XNC links can be addressed with a system re-boot. The system will re-initialize and route around the failed link, allowing a scheduled service event to be delayed until a convenient time, versus requiring immediate service to get the server back up. Rapid recovery: Improved error logging and diagnostics information enable administrators to easily take corrective actions. If a fatal error occurs, the HP DL980 G7 server captures the error log on the re-boot to assist in diagnosis. With the system running, the administrator can then use the log information to diagnose the error and rapidly determine which repair assemblies are needed. HP PREMA architecture also reduces communication errors on overloaded systems, providing 50 percent more interconnect capacity and dynamic QPI routing. CPU resiliency MCA enables detection and capture of errors and faults for use by all of the system components QPI link level retry re-transmits data to make certain data transfer is completed without loss of integrity Memory resiliency Memory mirroring backup of main memory can be maintained on a second DIMM and failover in the case of a component failure Rank sparing data from a failing rank pair is copied to another rank pair after exceeding a threshold of correctable errors Demand scrubbing when the system detects a correctable error through the data and ECC bits, it writes back the proper data and ECC bits to memory Memory (SMI) Link level retry re-transmits data to make certain the transmission is completed without loss of data integrity 7

8 I/O resiliency Corruption prevention hardware will shut down the PCIe (I/O subsystem) to contain errors and prevent contamination of the sub-system or LAN Link level retry the processor to I/O subsystem link retransmits data to make certain the transmission is completed without loss of data integrity Hot plug redundant fans and power supplies Application resiliency Operating system enhanced availability tight collaboration with Red Hat ensures that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is aware of system resiliency features, including corrective and recovery actions (ignore, correct, or crash the system to prevent data loss) based on MCA logs triggered through HP firmware Red Hat Enterprise Linux RAS features Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 delivers the complementary software support features to make HP and Intel s hardware advances available to users at an extremely competitive cost point. These features include: RAS hardware-based hot add/swap of CPUs and memory is enabled On-lining/off-lining for the Intel Xeon Processor 7500 series is also enabled Machine-check hardware support enables the system to recover from some previously fatal hardware errors with minimal disruption Memory pages with errors can be declared as poisoned, and will be avoided Advanced reporting for PCIe devices enable problems to be detected quickly and, if necessary, the failed device can be hot-swapped with a replacement Automated bug reporting tool provides a more consistent way to identify and report system exception conditions like kernel failures and user-space application crashes Balanced scalability To meet increasing demands for scalability and resiliency, simply adding processors, memory, and I/O slots is not sufficient to achieve the necessary results. When a system scales to a larger number of interconnected processors, the communication and coordination between the processors grows at an exponential rate, creating a system bottleneck. To solve this issue in the eight-socket x86 server, HP leveraged the design of its higher-end mission-critical servers, including its robust Integrity, Superdome 2, and NonStop systems. At the core of the HP PREMA architecture is a node controller, derived from technology powering the HP Integrity Superdome 2. The node controller enables two key features: smart CPU caching and the resilient node controller (XNC) fabric. These features serve to reduce communication and coordination overhead and provide availability features consistent with Intel s Xeon 7500/6500 series processor. HP smart CPU caching technology results in: Improved utilization and performance, allowing processors to remain focused on tasks with less interruption Faster access to local memory and reduced inter-processor communication traffic 8

9 Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on HP s PREMA architecture provides a platform for applications that require more performance and capacity than offered by four-socket x86 systems. The combined solution supports an appropriately balanced system with more processors, more memory, and more I/O than previous generation x86 solutions. Scalability features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Much engineering effort has gone into Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to optimize for NUMA architectures, like the HP PREMA architecture, and to provide tools to manage users and applications on NUMA systems. This includes system changes such as CPU affinity, which tries to prevent an application from unnecessarily moving between NUMA nodes. This significantly improves performance. Another tool is CPU pinning, which allows a program or a system administrator to bind a running application to a specific CPU or set of CPUs. These tools and others make the difference between a large system that runs well and one that runs poorly. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 moves from the fixed size array to a dynamic list structure for processor information. The list is allocated dynamically if there are eight processors in the system, only eight entries are created in the list. The list structure allows a finer granularity of locking if, for example, information needs to be updated at the same time for processors 6, 72, 183, 657, 931, and 1546, this can be done with greater parallelism. Situations like this obviously occur much more frequently on large systems than small systems. The Split LRU VM uses several lists of memory pages instead of a single, monolithic memory manager. These include separate page lists for filesystem-backed data (the master data exists in a file in the storage subsystem and can be read again whenever needed), swap-backed data (the VM can page out memory to disk and read it back in when needed), and non-reclaimable pages (pages that can not be discarded by the VM). There are also significant improvements to locking, making the system more scalable for large numbers of processors and large amounts of memory. The end result is that the Split LRU VM in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 delivers a significant improvement in system performance, especially for large systems. Breakthrough efficiencies In addition to the balanced scaling and self-healing resiliency enabled by the HP PREMA architecture, the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server incorporates key ProLiant innovations to deliver breakthrough efficiency: Extend datacenter environmental capacity with HP Thermal Logic that reduces power consumption to help extend datacenter power capacity. HP integrated Lights-Out 3 (part of Insight Control) provides remote console performance up to eight times faster than the previous generation ilo 2 processor and equal to the performance of KVM and software-based remote management solutions. Increased levels of application availability and 75 percent less downtime 2 with HP Mission Critical Services. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 features to increase efficiency include: Complete review of system services to reduce power consumption, including the tickless kernel feature, which keeps systems in the idle state longer, resulting in net power savings. Active State Power Management and Aggressive Link Power Management provide enhanced system control, reducing the power consumption of I/O subsystems. Administrators can actively throttle power levels to reduce consumption. Realtime drive access optimization reduces file system metadata write overhead. 2 IDC whitepaper, HP Mission Critical Services: ROI Benefit Analysis, August

10 Consolidating applications on HP ProLiant DL980 G7 servers The key elements to consolidating many applications onto one server include: a large system, support for many CPUs, large memory, excellent I/O, control of resources, isolation of applications, and reliability. As previously discussed, the HP DL980 server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an ideal platform for consolidation as it provides the necessary performance, scalability, and reliability that effective consolidation demands. Red Hat Enterprise Linux also includes features to control resources, isolate applications, and provide extensive I/O. A classic problem with putting multiple applications on a single server is the risk of one application impacting other applications. Control groups, or cgroups, eliminate this issue by combining sets of tasks and allocating and managing the amount of resources that they are able to consume. For example, for a database application, an administrator could allocate 80 percent of four CPUs, 60 GB of memory, and 40 percent of disk I/O into the SAN. A web application running on the same system could be allocated two CPUs, two GB of memory, and 50 percent of available network bandwidth. Virtualization using Red Hat KVM technology enables heterogeneous applications to be consolidated by providing a complete virtual machine for each guest. KVM virtual machines require the installation of a guest operating system. This operating system is completely independent from the host using a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 host, it is possible to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5, or 6, or Windows guests with full support. Because virtualization is kernel-based, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 features are available in the hypervisor. This includes resource control with cgroups and automatic guest isolation with SELinux-based svirt. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 also supports high-traffic I/O and large storage environments. The default EXT4 file system provides high I/O and storage performance and supports single filesystems up to 16TB. The optional XFS file system supports up to 100TB file systems. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 supports large numbers of disk drives, solid state storage (SSD), has native RAID, and has effective storage management tools. The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux control, virtualization, and I/O technologies on the HP DL980 server provides an excellent platform for large-scale consolidation or migration projects. Benefits include: Reducing server sprawl by supporting fewer physical servers running hundreds of virtual machines Lowering costs by using less energy, floor space, and datacenter resources Migrating legacy Red Hat Enterprise Linux and UNIX applications to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on energy-efficient servers Reducing risk with a secure, scalable, and reliable integrated hypervisor 10

11 Extending scalability and availability with clusters In the past, the ability to offer the highest availability was often the key selling feature of proprietary RISC/UNIX servers. However, according to recent IDC studies, this trend is changing rapidly. In 2009, x86 servers captured more than 55 percent of all server revenue and accounted for more than 96 percent of server units shipped worldwide. Enterprises are increasingly choosing standards-based x86 servers such as the HP DL980 server with the Red Hat High Availability Add-On to handle mission- and businesscritical workloads. Whether using High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing (HACMP) for IBM servers or Solaris Cluster for Sun SPARC servers, these solutions are proprietary and costly to purchase and support. The high availability offering from Red Hat is rapidly establishing itself in the corporate enterprise. Almost all core business applications ERP, CRM, sales force automation, inventory, and supply chain management can benefit from the Red Hat High Availability Add-On. The adoption of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the platform of choice for high-availability clusters is driven by a number of factors. First, many organizations find that when clustering with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it is possible to match or exceed the performance and availability of equivalent proprietary solutions. Second, the open source character of Linux gives organizations the flexibility to tailor a solution to fit their specific needs across multiple workloads. Finally, by using open source software, organizations avoid the costly licensing and support fees associated single-vendor solutions dramatically reducing TCO. Low-cost high availability for enterprise applications For applications that require maximum uptime, Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the High Availability Add-On, Load Balancer Add-On, and Resilient Storage Add-on is the answer. The add-0ns offer three main functions: Application/service failover provides high availability of key applications and services eliminating single points of failure IP load balancing load balances incoming IP network requests across a farm of servers Global file system a cluster file system that supports concurrent and coherent file system access from all members within the cluster High Availability Add-On for Red Hat Enterprise Linux The High Availability Add-On for Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides continuous availability of services by eliminating single points of failure. By offering failover services between nodes within a cluster, the High Availability Add-On supports high availability for up to 16 nodes. When using the High Availability Add-On, a highly available service can failover from one node to another with no apparent interruption to cluster clients. The High Availability Add-On also ensures absolute data integrity when one cluster node takes over control of a service from another cluster node. It achieves this by promptly evicting nodes from the cluster that are deemed to be faulty using a method called fencing that prevents data corruption. The High Availability Add-On supports several types of fencing, including both power- and storage area network (SAN)-based fencing. The High Availability Add-On provides application and guest operating system failover capabilities. Applications can be moved between guest operating systems on the same or different physical systems, and entire guest operating system environments can be moved between physical systems. 11

12 Applications can be monitored for correct behavior and the results used to trigger automated recovery procedures. The High Availability Add-On also enables failover for open source applications such as Apache, MySQL, and PostgreSQL, or commercial applications such as SAP, which can be coupled with resources like IP address and single-node filesystems to form highly available services. The High Availability Add-On can also be easily extended to any user-specified application that is controlled by an init script per UNIX System V (SysV) standards. The High Availability Add-On includes the following key components: Cluster infrastructure provides fundamental functions for nodes to work together as a cluster. High-availability service management provides failover of services from one cluster node to another in case a node becomes inoperative. It also isolates unresponsive applications and nodes so they can t corrupt critical enterprise data. Cluster administration tools centralized configuration and management tools for setting up, configuring, and managing the cluster. Resilient Storage Add-On For Red Hat Enterprise Linux The Resilient Storage Add-On for Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides numerous file system capabilities for improving resiliency to system failure. The Resilient Storage Add-On includes the High Availability Add-On. This add-on also includes: Global File System 2 (GFS2) for supporting concurrent access. GFS2 is a cluster filesystem that is fully POSIX compliant gives each server in a cluster direct access to a shared block device over a local storage area network (SAN) of up to 100 TB. Each member of the cluster has direct access to the same storage device, and all cluster nodes can access the same set of files at the same time without corrupting data. Cluster Logical Volume Manager (CLVM) The CLVM provides a cluster-wide version of LVM2. CLVM provides the same capabilities as LVM2 on a single node, but makes the volumes available to all nodes in a Red Hat cluster. The logical volumes created with CLVM make logical volumes available to all nodes in a cluster. Clustered Samba (technology preview) a cluster-aware version of the popular Samba service that allows multiple instances of Samba running in cluster export shares on cluster filesystems like GFS2 to clients in an active-active manner. Load Balancer Add-On for Red Hat Enterprise Linux The Load Balancer Add-On for Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides support for Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) load balancing independent of applications. The Load Balancer Add-On includes the following features: Load balancing balances the IP load across a set of physical servers based on a preordained algorithm, thus evenly distributing the load among available servers for maximum efficiency and high availability. Service monitoring monitors the health of services running on the physical servers. If a service on a physical server malfunctions, the service stops sending jobs to that server until it returns to normal operation. GUI-based management centralizes management of both virtual and physical servers as well as for the services running on the physical servers. It also provides configuration and monitoring tools. 12

13 Superior manageability Both Red Hat and HP offer tools to help manage servers more efficiently. Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite is a systems management platform that makes Linux deployable, scalable, manageable, and consistent. RHN Satellite provides administrators with the tools to efficiently manage their systems, lowering persystem, deployment, and management costs. RHN Satellite offers superior security by having a single centralized tool, secure connection policies for remote administration, and secure content. Use RHN Satellite to ensure security fixes and configuration files are applied across the environment consistently. With RHN Satellite administrators can: Update software in one-click with an easy-to-use interface Implement role-based administration Choose between flexible delivery architectures satellite, proxy, or hosted Group systems together for easier administration Automate formerly manual tasks Manage the complete lifecycle of the Linux infrastructure Track the performance of Linux systems HP Insight Control for Linux is an essential server management platform that integrates the best of open source and HP technologies on HP SIM (System Insight Manager). Insight Control is used for discovery, imaging, provisioning, server deployment, remote operations, virtualization, and power management. Open source tools, such as Nagios and XEN, are fully integrated at system start-up and auto-configured for immediate user productivity. Lifecycle management capabilities are complemented by multi-system scaling, power management, and direct-to-the-hardware control. Key benefits of Insight Control on the HP DL980 server include: Integrated tool set for Linux management productivity Customizable open source and commercial integration Linux-managed reference platforms for business-important infrastructures Worry-free protection with global support from Hewlett-Packard According to an IDC study, interviews with customers who had deployed Insight Control showed that, on average, operational expenses were reduced by $48,000 USD for every 100 users in their organization over a three-year period when using HP management tools. 3 Migrating from RISC/Unix to Linux and x86 Managing and supporting legacy, proprietary servers like Sun SPARC or IBM POWER servers is expensive. Legacy RISC server environments typically consist of many under-utilized, under-virtualized servers that are sized for peak workloads. This increases the cost of application deployment and system management. The HP DL980 server running Red Hat Cluster Suite can reduce TCO with consolidation, high availability, virtualization, and simple workload management. 3 IDC whitepaper sponsored by HP, Gaining Business Value and ROI with HP Insight Control, Doc # , May Actual value of $48,480 over three years. 13

14 The following table compares different operating system environments against key metrics required for running mission-critical enterprise applications. Table 2: operating system comparison feature Red Hat enterprise linux solaris ibm-aix Availability Hardware: Runs on x86 and x86-64 servers, blades, clusters, grids, Itanium POWER, and IBM System z mainframes. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides the flexibility to take advantage of current and future hardware. Software: More than 4,000 software applications are available and certified, including applications from leading software vendors such as SAP, SAS, and Oracle. The most popular open source applications, from Apache to Postgress, are included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In addition, most open source applications are available as packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and can be managed with RHN Satellite. HA Add-On products: Red Hat High-Availability clustering, Red Hat Resilient Storage, and Red Hat Load Balancer. Hardware: Solaris 10 is supported on SPARC and x86 servers sold by Oracle and other vendors. Software: Solaris 10 on x86 has limited application availability to date. Many software vendors providing SPARCbased versions of applications for Solaris have not ported those applications to Solaris on x86. HA products: Solaris Cluster Hardware: IBM-AIX runs only on Power systems. Software: Limited application level availability HA products: PowerHA, High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing (HACMP), and EchoCluster. Virtualization Integrated KVM hypervisor, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops. Containers, Solaris xvm, domains, Sun xvm VirtualBox IBM MicroPartitions. PowerVM, LPAR Virtualization on Red Hat is secured using the SELinux standard, and is backed by Red Hat Network for security updates. IBM Power servers, AIX in combination with PowerVM Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports sandboxing using SELinux to secure applications in their virtual space. The resources for these virtual spaces can be managed using cgroups. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization high availability ensures that high priority virtual machines are automatically restarted on failure of the VM itself or the host on which it resides. 14

15 Table 2: operating system comparison continued feature Red Hat enterprise linux solaris ibm-aix Management Red Hat Network Satellite: Provides powerful systems administration capabilities such as management, provisioning, and monitoring for large deployments. Advanced systems and application visibility with technology ranging from PowerTop for application power consumption to SystemTap for dynamic application tracing (similar to DTrace). Converged infrastructure HP Insight Dynamics-Virtual Server Environment Using SIM with Insight Rapid Deployment Pack. The Rapid Deployment Pack automates the process of deploying and provisioning server software, combining an off-the shelf version of Altiris Deployment Solution for Linux and the ProLiant Integration Module. Sun Management Center: Provides in-depth monitoring and diagnostics for systems, OS, and services Provides Solaris Containers support: management, monitoring, reporting, resource utilization, and scheduling Manages advanced Solaris 10 features, including Solaris Container and DTrace IBM Enterprise Management: Manages workload partitions across multiple systems Monitors and manages energy use Configures and deploys virtual AIX images Manages pools of virtual resources as a single system Provisioning Red Hat Network provisioning module: Bare metal provisioning Existing state provisioning Virtual guest provisioning Multi-state rollback (includes snapshot-based recovery) Configuration management Application provisioning for RPM packages Construct and deploy multiple workload-specific configurations Patch-level update and reporting JumpStart Enterprise Toolkit (JET): Installs any of multiple versions of Solaris onto either SPARC or x86/ x64 based clients Deploys Flash archives Utilizes multiple boot methods: bootp, dhcp (including grub for x86/x64), and wanboot Works across multiple subnets Tivoli Provisioning Manager: Can create thousands of virtual machines pseries provisioning tool Migrating from Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Now is the time to migrate business-critical Solaris workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the HP DL980 sever. Enterprises have been migrating web server farms, web applications/portals, ERP systems, and homegrown applications to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on HP ProLiant servers for years. However, some heavier workloads that required vertical scalability and higher levels of availability remained on proprietary RISC systems. It now makes practical and economical sense to migrate an increasing number of these vital workloads to an x86 HP DL980 server platform. 15

16 There are a number of advantages to moving legacy enterprise Solaris workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Since both the Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Solaris platforms use POSIX compliant APIs, porting time is reduced. In addition, the open source software used with the Solaris platform is generally available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which speeds the migration and training process. HP also offers a Solaris-to-Linux porting kit, which can reduce porting time by 10 times and the number of errors by 90 percent. Case study: Cox Enterprises a leading communications, media, and automotive services company, with revenues of nearly $15 billion. Business challenge: To increase performance and flexibility for growth, while creating savings around software support and maintaining reliability and availability Reason for migration: Cut costs related to PeopleSoft application deployment, power consumption, and RAC space utilization. Solution: PeopleSoft HR and financial applications running on physical and virtual HP ProLiant servers. The migration was completed in 24 hours over the course of one week. Benefits: 73 82% gains in process performance (processes taking 11 hours in previous environment take two to three hours in post-migration environment); significant cost savings; increased flexibility, performance, and infrastructure homogeneity From engineers to application developers to customers to management, we ve had nothing but positive migration reviews. Dane Bamburry, Senior Enterprise Architect Cox Enterprises For more information, see Migrating from IBM-AIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Migrating applications from IBM-AIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on HP ProLiant servers is a straight forward process. IBM offers Linux on POWER, and supplies tools to help evaluate what is required to move from AIX to Linux. The advantage of migrating to the subscription-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on HP ProLiant servers, however, is lower TCO and better price/performance than competitive IBM offerings. Case study: Wells Fargo is the fourth-largest bank in the US by assets and the third-largest bank by market capitalization. Migration need: Wells Fargo wanted to migrate their teller application running on IBM-AIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on an x86 platform. The teller application is a business-critical application for the bank and runs in over 100 of the bank s branches. 16

17 Solution: HP migrated the teller application, consisting of over four million lines of code, along with all of the third-party and open source applications, from the IBM-AIX platform to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on HP ProLiant servers. Results: The application was ported and went to production in about eight months. The HP migration team worked closely with the Wells Fargo and third-party ISVs throughout the engagement and completed the project on schedule. Migration Services Red Hat migration services To guide IT staff through the migration process, Red Hat Consulting offers migration services to help plan and execute a migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat consultants are field-tested Linux veterans who guide team members through migration planning and ensure successful new deployments of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat consultants have decades of experience working with leading companies in the financial services, healthcare, and telecommunication industries, as well as with government agencies around the world. Involving a consultant early provides valuable insight into migration best practices. This approach results in an IT staff that is better equipped to migrate opportunistically, and enables IT to: Maximize cost savings and efficiencies as the transition progresses Speed time-to-production Drive faster return-on-investment (ROI) HP migration services HP offers a wide range of migration capabilities to help datacenter staff successfully move business and mission-critical applications and databases to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on HP scale-up ProLiant servers like the HP DL980 G7 server. HP s experienced Linux service professionals work with IT teams to design, develop, and continuously enhance a Red Hat Enterprise Linux solution in alignment with specific business objectives. Red Hat migration services from HP help streamline the transition from RISC/Unix to Linux, save time, and reduce costs. HP services encompass complete end-to-end delivery, from migration planning and execution to post-migration activities and detailed reporting and testing. HP also provides ongoing support services to help operate and continually improve the infrastructure. The migration services provide expert project management and are organized into four steps: Strategy Discover and analyze the current environment, plan target environment and migration strategy, and create the business case Design Design an infrastructure to host the migrated workloads Transition Pilot the migration, deploy the target environment, migrate data and workloads, and refine the solution Operation Transition to production with proactive support, and education 17

18 HP also offers: Red Hat Virtualization Planning Service Efficiently integrate Red Hat virtualization technologies such as KVM. Manage virtual and physical resources with the same consistent processes. HP Installation and Startup for Linux Encompasses all deployment activities necessary to get projects up-and-running quickly. Cloud Consulting Services Help determine an appropriate cloud strategy and implementation roadmap. Converged Infrastructure Services Services to help design, plan, implement, and support nextgeneration IT structures. Datacenter Transformation Services Consolidate facilities to cut operations costs, boost energy efficiency, and enhance utilization. Consolidate servers, storage, and networks to increase capacity, simplify management, and improve market responsiveness. IT Consolidation Services Take complexity and cost out of the technology environment. Operating System Services Rely on HP experience and expertise spanning UNIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and other platforms. Specific HP capabilities include: Program management and training Turnkey migration solutions Application and database migration and porting The full support of HP Technology Services and HP Enterprise Services TCO comparisons RISC/UNIX vs. Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the HP DL980 Server Comparison #1: IBM Power 770 and IBM AIX Table 3: COMPARED SERVERS server os DBMS Number of Servers Number of sockets / cores total cores IBM Power 770 Power7 + (3.5 GHz) HP DL980 G7 Intel Xeon X7560 (2.26GHz) IBM-AIX Oracle 11g 1 8/48 48 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Oracle 11g 1 8/

19 Table 4: Three-year tco comparison in usd tco comparison IBM hp / Red Hat difference percent Server hardware $412,531 $112,092 $300, % Server software (OS & DB) $1,812,048 $1,146,207 $665, % Hardware and software support and maintenance $1,286,877 $775,348 $531, % IT overhead costs Systems administration $43,620 $36,371 $12, % Facilities (power, cooling, and floor space ) $38,235 $24,084 $14, % Implementation costs (planning and delpoyment) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Total IT costs $3,593,311 $2,069,102 $1,524, % TCO/ ROI summary: Overall savings of 42 percent over three years with HP ProLiant DL980 G7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hardware acquisition cost savings of 73 percent Hardware and software support and maintenance cost savings of 41 percent Comparison #2: Oracle Sun M9000 Table 5: COMPARED SERVERS server os DBMS Number of Servers Number of sockets / cores total cores M9000 SPARC64 VI (2.4 GHz) HP DL980 G7 Intel Xeon X7560 (2.26GHz) Solaris Oracle 11g 2 16/ Red Hat Enterprise Linux Oracle 11g 1 8/64 64 Table 6: Three-year tco comparison in usd tco comparison Sun hp / Red Hat difference percent Server Hardware $2,796,122 $112,092 $2,684, % Server software (OS & DB) $3,570,000 $1,146,207 $2,423, % Hardware and software support and maintenance $3,755,085 $775,348 $2,999, % IT OVERHEAD COSTS Systems administration $80,000 $36,371 $49, % Facilities (power, cooling, and floor space ) $470,022 $24,084 $445, % Implementation costs (planning and delpoyment) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Total IT costs $10,671,629 $2,069,102 $2,069, % 19

20 TCO/ROI summary: Overall savings of 81 percent over three years with HP ProLiant DL980 G7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hardware acquisition cost savings of 96 percent Hardware and software support and maintenance cost savings of 80 percent Red Hat Enterprise Linux and HP ProLiant DL980 Servers The smart enterprise choice As you evaluate your enterprise platform options, it is now possible to consider a shift to open standards, and take advantage of the most available and resilient x86 combination platform the HP DL980 server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As the culmination of many years of collaborative effort between HP, Intel, and Red Hat, this new solution provides the ability to scale, consolidate, and cluster applications on a lowercost, high-performance server, configurable up to 64-cores. Even if your RISC environment is only three to four years old, the HP DL980 server with Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers the features that make it an ideal platform for migrating legacy UNIX workloads to make dramatic reductions in TCO with a fast ROI. Some of the key benefits of a shift to this platform include; Integrated storage, networking, and server capabilities. Red Hat resource control and virtualization technologies allow you to create pools of standards-based, managed resources. Enterprise resource platform with up to 64 cores and two TB of memory that supports higher consolidation densities and larger virtual workloads. Centralized management for simplifying operations and provisioning many legacy workloads on a small number of servers. A 200% boost (compared with HP DL785 server) in availability increases application uptime, and offers self-healing features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Processor architecture and operating system features that support applications requiring large globally addressable memory and up to 64 cores of processing capacity. 16 PCI-e (x16, x8 and x4) slots for high performance I/O for accelerators, visualization, and high speed communications, and support for excellent I/O performance in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Now, with the performance, scalability, and reliability of the HP DL980 server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you can adopt the x86 platform to provide better TCO for your core enterprise applications. Red Hat Sales and Inquiries NORTH AMERICA REDHAT1 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA ASIA PACIFIC LATIN AMERICA Copyright 2011 Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Shadowman logo, JBoss, MetaMatrix, and RHCE are trademarks of Red Hat, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. # _0311

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