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Windows Virtualization: Strategy And Roadmap

Mike Neil Product Unit Manager Windows Virtualization Microsoft Corporation

Today’s IT Pressures
Increase Availability Lower Operational Costs

Server Administrators Increase Responsiveness

Application Developers Improve Utilization

Virtualization!

Virtualization Benefits
Improve Utilization
Consolidation increases hardware utilization Scales on MP/multi-core systems

Lower Operational Costs
Management tools reduce costs Workloads can be hardware agnostic

Increase Availability
Planned and unplanned high availability Building block for business continuity

Increase Responsiveness
Rapid and self provisioning of services

Virtualization Awareness
February 2006 study*
75% of enterprises aware of virtualization 34% implementing virtualization by mid-2006 60% increasing virtualization in the next year

High interest from Microsoft customers
Most virtual machines are running Windows Hundreds of thousands using Virtual Server

Customers are accelerating fast Microsoft providing the platform solution!
* Source: Forrester

Virtual Server Roadmap 2007 R2 SP1 RTM 2006 2005 R2 SP1 Beta Virtual Server MOM Management Pack R2 Virtual Server 2005 R2 .

Virtual Server 2005 R2 Legacy application re-hosting Server consolidation Test and development automation Disaster Recovery .

Virtual Server Clustering Guest to Guest iSCSI connection Host to Host SAN or iSCSI connection Cluster storage Cluster storage .

Virtual Server 2005 R2 Improved performance and scalability 100% improvement on transactional workloads 64-bit (x64) host support for greater scalability High availability Host clustering for both planned and unplanned downtime Linux guest support! Free! .

Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Support for hardware virtualization assists Support for Intel and AMD assists Performance improvements while running Linux guests Better support for backup and disaster recovery through integrated VSS support VHD mounting on the host Schedule Beta 1 with Intel support available today Beta 2 with AMD support H2 2006 RTM Q1 2007 .

and performance Granular control over virtual machines Detailed information with reporting MOM 2005 MP for MVS 2005 SMS 2003 SP1 Manages Host Operating Systems Manages Guest Operating Systems Distinguishes Guest versus Host Operating Systems . health.MOM And SMS For MVS 2005 R2 Centrally monitor availability.

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack For MOM 2005 Reports Discovery State view Diagram view Alert view Tasks Performance .

Reports Virtualization candidates .

Reports Performance history .

MVS 2005 R2 MP State view .

MVS 2005 R2 MP Diagram view .

Virtualization Management Customer Pain Points Customer Needs: Drive up efficiency. drive down costs Improve Resource Optimization Need to drive up utilization rates with consolidation 15% utilization or less is common in the industry Virtualization “stack” needs further optimization Want a “thinner” higher performance host OS Tools to Maximize Operational Agility Rapid Server Provisioning and re-provisioning Rapid recovery from data. server or site loss Need tools to maximize agility using VM technology Need “scalable” migration functionality VM VM VM VM VM VM VMVM VM VM VM VMVM VM VM VM VM VM VM V VM VM VMVM M Centralized VM Management VS 2005 requires managing hosts individually Lack of tools limits deployment to dev/test/pilot Single console to manage the entire virtual environment .

Virtualization Management Evolution Virtual Machine Manager V1 Future Scenarios Hardware Consolidation Business Continuity and Rapid Recovery Development and Test Environments Dynamic Data Center .

Virtual Machine Manager v1 Features Host Configuration Virtual Machine Creation Library Management Virtual Machine Placement and Deployment Monitoring and Reporting Rapid Recovery Self Service Provisioning User Interface Automation .

Physical to Virtual Machines Mapping One Click switching between physical and virtual views VM State Transition. migration and checkpoints Complete details of both physical and virtual layers Customizable grouping of physical and virtual machines into resource pools .

Views. And More Views By Resouce Pool By VM State By Owner By Creation Date By Operating System .Views.

hard requirements. . Capacity Planning models. historical performance data.Intelligent Placement Subset physical hosts to appropriate resource pool(s) Rank ordered recommendations of physical hosts for placement of virtual machine. … incorporated into algorithm.

Virtual Machine Manager Roadmap H2 2007 RTM H1 2007 Public Beta 2 Q3 2006 Public Beta 1. TAP .

Windows Virtualization Management tools Virtualization Platform and Management VM 1 “Parent” VM 2 “Child” VM 2 “Child” Windows Hypervisor Powerful virtualization built into the Windows platform .

Windows Virtualization Hypervisor based solution for Windows Integrated virtualization “role” New IO sharing model for better performance More dynamic virtual environment Standards based management API Windows virtualization platform for partners .

Windows Virtualization: Architecture Parent Partition Virtualization Stack WMI Provider Applications VM Worker Processes User Mode Virtualization Service Clients (VSCs) VMBus Child Partitions Provided by: Windows Windows Virtualization ISV VM Service OEM Server Core Windows Kernel Virtualization Service IHV Providers (VSPs) Drivers Windows Kernel Enlightenments Kernel Mode Windows hypervisor “Designed for Windows” Server Hardware .

TAP .Windows Server Virtualization Roadmap 2007+ RTM H1 2007 Within 180 days of LHS RTM Public Beta Q4 2006 Private Beta 1.

Virtualization Strategy Enabling Platform Support Standards Management Think about: How does this impact your business? .

Strategy: Enabling Industry leadership in licensing Windows Server R2 Enterprise Edition Includes 4 virtual instances Windows Server codename “Longhorn” Data Center Edition will allow unlimited VMs Licensing per virtual processor SQL. etc Instance based licensing Will enable new usage models How do you license your products? . BizTalk.

Windows Server R2 Enterprise Edition Windows Server R2 Enterprise Edition includes 4 Instances Windows Windows Windows Windows Physical host OS and up to 4 guests Virtualization Layer Windows Server 2003 R2 EE Hardware Old License Model Total: 5 Windows Licenses Add an addition Windows Server R2 Enterprise Edition license and get up to 4 more guests Windows Server “Longhorn” Datacenter Edition will allow unlimited guests! New with Windows Server R2 EE: Total: 1 License .

Licensing by Running Instance License by “running instances” Library with 100 images of Windows 7 Servers running images (1 per server) Promotes the use of virtualization and a more dynamic data center Create as many images as you would like Store the images where you need them License the machine for the instances you use Old License model Total: 107 Windows Licenses New License rights Total: 7 Windows Licenses .

Strategy: Platform Today: Virtual Server 2005 R2 Industry support in management tools Fully documented COM API Support for partner virtualization technologies Longhorn: Windows Server Virtualization Integrated server “role” for virtualization Hypervisor based solution for Windows Server Extensible platform for partners Where can you add customer value? .

Strategy: Support Clear virtualization support statement Microsoft tests and supports our products in Microsoft virtualization solutions Virtualization support is a Common Engineering Criteria (CEC) for Windows Server System (WSS) products Microsoft will use commercially reasonable efforts to investigate potential issues for premier-level customers using 3rd solutions Details are in Knowledge Base article #897615 What should your support policy be? .

Strategy: Standards Management APIs Driving the industry management standard DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) Windows Server virtualization will use this model for its WMI interface Hardware Windows Server virtualization is built on AMD and Intel processor virtualization extensions Defining future IO virtualization extensions with the industry through the PCI-SIG .

royalty-free licensing program Simple license for specification and grants clear IP rights Over 45 vendors so far Allows ISVs to interoperate with Microsoft virtualization solutions VHD is the virtualization format Windows will be deployed and serviced in How can you integrate with VHD? .Strategy: Standards VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) format Zero-cost.

Strategy: Management Standards-based platform for management vendors VHD interoperability across industry Microsoft's VM management tools integrated with the System Center suite Management tools that span from physical machines to virtual machines Self Managing Dynamic Systems vision How can you extend our platform? .

Microsoft’s Dynamic Systems Initiative .

Call To Action Integrate and plan for Microsoft’s virtualization products and platforms Download Virtual Server 2005 R2 today! Get ready for Windows virtualization Understand the opportunities and impacts of virtualization on your products and businesses Attend the System Fundamentals – Virtualization sessions to get more details on the architecture and technologies .

mspx Related Sessions VIR047: Hypervisor Virtualization Stack and Device Virtualization Architectures BUS066: Windows Server Strategy and Roadmap VIR065: Microsoft Operating System Virtualization Strategy and Virtual Hard Disk Directions VIR124: Windows Virtualization Best Practices and Future Hardware Directions .support.com/windowsserversystem /virtualserver/techinfo/vhdspec.com/kb/897615 VHD: http://www.Additional Resources Web Resources: Virtual Server: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/userights/ Support: http://www.microsoft.microsoft.com/virtualserver/ Licensing: http://www.microsoft.

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