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NexentaVSA for View

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NexentaVSA for View (NV4V) is a software solution that combines Nexenta's 3rd generation NAS/SAN storage appliance with a powerful VDI deployment/management server. NV4V is designed to inter-operate seamlessly with VMware vCenter and View servers. The product is bundled into two virtual machines (OVF images). NV4V is designed from ground up to absorb and hide the complexity of deploying and managing virtual desktop datacenters. The product provides fully automated, GUI-driven VDI provisioning, re-calibration of existing desktop pools, I/O acceleration, performance graphics and analytics, built-in snapshots, and replication. It is a massively scalable, turn-key VDI solution. 2

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Management Infrastructure  Customizable Desktop Deployment Profiles  Each deployment profile is automatically saved and can be modified and reused

 Scheduled Task Execution  With intervals ranging from seconds, to minutes, hours, days, weeks and months  Snapshots and backups can be scheduled to run periodically, desktop pool recalibration can be scheduled to run at a later time  Performance Graphs for ESXi Clusters and Hosts  CPU and Memory usage  ZFS and NFS read/write IOps, ARC and L2ARC size 4

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Reconfigure & Recompose  Reconfigure any of the NV4V deployed desktop pools based on your needs and requirements  VMware View Recompose transparently upgrades the desktop pool by distributing the golden image to the linked clones

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 Reconfigure:  Desktop pool settings  NexentaStor VSA parameters  Resources for NS VSAs, desktops, and resource pools

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 Recompose:  Supported only for linked clones  Re-deploys desktop pool from a specific snapshot

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New Deployment Options  Advanced storage options:  HDD and SSD size ranges  Read/write optimized drives selection  SSD-only storage  Network:  Automated creation of port groups and vSwitches  Profiles:  RAID selection for the data volume 8

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VAAI NAS  NV4V integrates VMware NAS VAAI plugin designed to interoperate with NexentaStor and further accelerate deployment of external appliances.  VAAI NAS speeds up certain operations on the desktop images located on the NFS mount  The plug-in effectively offloads network-intensive NFS operations  2x faster to deploy 200 desktops over a 10G NFS network

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VAAI NAS

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Local Snapshots  Unlimited – the number of the local snapshots of the virtual desktops is only limited by storage capacity  Immediate – instant live snapshotting of all desktops in a desktop pool

 Non-disruptive – does not affect user performance, no extra load on the system  Revertible – restore a single desktop or an entire desktop pool from any snapshot  Schedulable – with intervals ranging from seconds, to minutes, to hours, days, weeks and months 11

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Backup and Restore  Backup – an entire desktop pool to a remote NexentaStor Appliance  Restore – a single desktop or an entire desktop pool from any ZFS snapshot at the destination  Scheduled backup – with intervals ranging from seconds, to minutes, to hours, days, weeks and months  Safe - keep extra copies of the desktop infrastructure for the disaster recovery 12

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Unlimited Scalability  Support multiple VMware View Connection Servers and vCenter servers  Expand any given ESXi cluster by adding additional ESXi hosts, then deploy them with more virtual desktops; all on the fly

 Multi-tenancy - deploy multiple VDI pools on a single server or cluster.  Local storage and local ESXi CPU/memory resources => no single-server bottleneck 13

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Calibration  Automatically increase or reduce the number of desktops in a given range, for a user-specified performance (IOPS) target  Improve NexentaStor VSA performance with unused resources  Recalibrate VSA’s CPU and/or memory resources, for a user-specified performance (IOPS) target

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Replicated HA Replicated High Availability (RHA) service periodically and incrementally replicates all desktop pools in a given ESXi Cluster. Frequency of RHA backups can be selected based on your recovery point objectives (RPO).

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Manual failover / failback of an entire ESXi Cluster or an individual ESXi host(s) to a remote NexentaStor appliance

Failover operation - the replicated desktops run from a replication destination (remote NexentaStor )

Failback is the reverse operation – that returns the desktop pool to the original storage

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Disk Replacement Automatically redeploys new (replacement) disk(s) into existing desktop infrastructure, including:  Detection of a faulted disk  Automatic creation of VMDKs on a replacement disk

 RAID rebuilding (aka, resilvering)

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Aura Graph NV4V allows to zoom-in to the desktop level, for performance management. The Aura Graph shows IOPS and bandwidth distribution for all of the desktops in a pool. 17

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External Storage NV4V supports virtual (VSA based) and external (bare metal based) storage, multiple automated storage deployment options (including all-flash). External storage can either be Nexenta’s own storage appliance or a 3rd party NAS. For local storage the product automatically provisions and deploys NexentaStors as VSAs – one Virtual Storage Appliance per VMware ESXi host per pool of virtual desktop.

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NexentaVSA for View External NexentaStor Appliance  Bare metal based storage for a desktop pool  Can be used to store remote backups for any number of desktop pools for ESXi clusters

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Conclusion NexentaVSA for View bundles VDI management appliance and enterprisegrade storage appliance, and provides for rapid VDI provisioning, local ZFS-based snapshots and integrated remote replication, replicated HA (RHA), resource and storage re-calibration to further optimize performance, I/O acceleration, performance monitoring and graphics - both hypervisor view and storage appliance view, DTrace based analytics, and more. NV4V is tightly integrated with VMware vSphere 5.1 and supports all VMware View 5.1 features. Virtual desktop options include Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. 20

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