Current version: 3.2.x
Publisher: Tintri, Inc.

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Tintri VMstore™ is the first storage solution designed exclusively for virtual machines (VMs). Traditional shared storage solutions require complex configuration, specialized knowledge and are cost-prohibitive to deploy in virtual environments. With Tintri VMstore, VM admins get simple, fast storage and can focus on managing VMs, not LUNs or volumes.

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Tintri VMstore appliances run the Tintri OS, a file system specifically designed to accelerate virtualization, delivering VM-level and vDisk-level management and metrics. The Tintri OS intelligently and cost-effectively leverages multilevel cell (MLC) flash storage to provide unparalleled performance for thousands of VMs.

 

Simple

✔ VM and vDisk-level management, with per-VM operations like such as cloning and snapshots, which dramatically simplify day-to-day operations.

✔ Simple to configure with out-of-the-box integration with vCenter. A single VMstore appliance can connect to with up to 16 vCenter servers.

✔ Installation and configuration takes minutes. A phone- home system automates and simplifies the support experience.

Intelligent

✔ A VM-aware file system with inline deduplication, compression and working -set analysis delivers assured performance and data integrity.

✔ Instant VM bottleneck visualization makes it easy to identify and fix VM performance issues anywhere in the infrastructure.

✔ QoS provides IO control for each VM with automatic allocation of flash to individual vDisks.

Fast

✔ Flash-level performance at disk prices delivers cost-effective performance for every VM.

✔ Intelligent performance management delivers up to 75,000 IOPS at consistent sub-millisecond latency for every VM on the system.

✔ Provision hundreds of VMs with vCenter-integrated cloning in just minutes.

Office Facilities Asia-Pacific,European markets,Japan,Emerging markets,US & Canada
Support Model Direct through third party or partner,Direct to customer
Support Coverage Hours 24x7 Standard business hours, with after hours pager support
TAC Hotline 1-855-484-6874
TAC Support Alias support@tintri.com
TAC URL http://www.tintri.com/support

Resources

Tintri Quick Selling Guide: Tintri Quick Selling Guide.pdf (290 KB)
Tintri Replicate VM: Datasheet-ReplicateVM.pdf (290 KB)
Cook and Boardman Case Study: Case Study- Cook and Boardman.pdf (780 KB)

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Compatibility

Version Verified Compatible Cisco Product Date Tested
3.2.x UCS Hardware
  • Blades (B-series) UCSM 2.2.1
UCS Manager
  • UCS Manager UCSM 2.2.1
08/06/2014
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  • Easy deployment, Easy to Use

         

    This is a note of THANKS....The deployment of the Tritri solution is easy (2 cables). The user interface is really easy to use (a few clicks and you're done). 

     

    Keep up the good work!


  • Tintri + UCS a Platform for Modern IT

         

    Coming from a storage platform from a company with a three letter (albeit formulaic) name, we can honestly say that Tintri has been a breathe of fresh air for our team.  It could not have been easier to setup in the environment.  We have the Tinitri boxes connecting directly to the Cisco Fabric Interconnects, and the setup is working flawlessly. We are using them in two locations (Primary & DR) on the latest generation T850 (Primary) and T820 (DR).  Workloads inlcude virtual servers, SQL, and VDI.  We had them racked and mounted in VMware within an hour, and had production workloads on them within the following day.  We are utilizzing there data protestion (ReplicateVM) with SRM as well, though that was a bit more involved. We love the performance, simplicity, and the support so far has been as proactive as promised.  We absoutely could not be happier with our decision to move to Tintri.  I would easily recommend them to anyone in a similar situation.


  • Tintri + UCS = Easy Infrastructure in a box

         

    We Used Tintri + UCS to setup a PCI VDI enviroment with seperate storage from the rest of the workload. It was great, plugged right into the Fabric Interconnects and we were able to get a rock solide VDI deployment without all the worries of PCI and mixing workloads!


  • Tintri VMstore and UCS = Peace of Mind

         

    We were early adopters of Tintri's VMStore technology and partnered it with our existing VMWare deployment on UCS. The setup and deployment of our VMstore was quick and painless. Within an hour of getting the box in the door we had it racked, configured, and presented to VSphere. The insight into our VM environment we gained immediately that was not present on our legacy storage array has proven invaluable.

    We currently have 2 T540s that have been rock solid since installation, zero downtime and zero failed components.

    Tintri as a company has been outstanding to deal with, they are very proactive and provide top notch customer service. I would highly recommend the company and their product line.

     


  • Tintri + UCS = smooth VDI rollout

         

    We originally received a Tintri VMstore as part of our VMware View VDI POC environment, and also utilized UCS blades as our compute.  Through testing we were blown away at how quickly VMs could be refreshed/reimaged on the Tintri VMstore. We ended up buying two T540’s and have never looked back. 

    The Tintri VMstore is super simple to setup.  You probably spend more time racking it then at the console setting it up.  Attaching the Tintri VMstore to a host in vSphere is just as simple, a few clicks and you’re ready to start migrating VMs to it.

    I’d also like to mention how reliable our T540’s have been.  We’ve not experienced any unplanned downtime, no failed drives, and the redundant modules make OS upgrades on the Tintri VMstore un-intrusive to the end users (yay! No more upgrades at 3 AM on Sunday!).

    I’d highly recommend you give Tintri a look if you’re in the market for a hybrid flash solution.

     


  • Tintri coupled with UCS Mini

         

    Tintri storage platform is a storage disrupting product.  Their VMStore coupled with Cisco's UCS mini is extremely simple to setup, design, and maintain.  Performance has been solid and for a private cloud solution it works great


  • VMStore plus UCS Mini

         

    The Tintri VMStore plus UCS Mini makes a great Private Cloud environment for customers.  Super simple to configure Day 1 and even easier to manage Day 2.  Great VM level analytics into VM performance and very scalable Private Cloud with expanding UCS Mini chassis to 2 per domain.


  • It does exactly what it says on the tin

         

    Physical setup of a VMstore is simple and straightforward. In the box is the appliance itself, power cables (with adapters), a faceplate, mounting arms, a bag of screws, and a manual (printed in color and well illustrated). The rail arms are labeled right and left and you must take the inner rail from each and attach it to the correct side of the appliance with one screw per side. Those two screws are the only ones that are required for the installation, the other four are optional to secure the rear of the rail arms to the cabinet. The rail arms snap into the cabinet without tools, so once those are in and extended you simply lift the appliance to the correct height, line up the inner rail arm parts you attached to the appliance with the rails you attached to the cabinet, slide it in, and tighten the screws integrated in the front of the appliance. We don't use 10GBASE-T and opted for the SFP+ data networking option, so our appliances shipped with Intel network adapters (including the optics). That was handy when our appliances were initially cabled to Cisco 7Ks but now that we're directly cabling our appliances to the fabric interconnects, we're using twinax for the data interfaces.

    With everything racked and cabled, it's simply a matter of attaching a crash cart to the 'A' controller (the top one) and powering on the appliance. The boot process takes about three minutes. The system will then prompt you to login (the default password for the administrator account is the serial number of the appliance, conveniently printed on the back of the chassis), ask you to accept the EULA, and prompt you to enter the admin network interface information. At that point you're done with the console and can login to the admin website now running on the ip you just gave the appliance. The first time you login to the admin web interface you will be prompted for some standard information (such as data IP, DNS, NTP, new password setup, etc). Once that's entered you can mount it as a datastore and start moving VMs, but there are a few other settings (like vCenter credentials and client access restrictions) that you should enter before going live.

    VMstores offer a lot of metrics out of the box, such as IOPs, throughput, latency breakdowns (you can see what latency a VM or VMDK is experiencing and how much is attributable to the host, network, storage controller, or disk, which is absolute gold when troubleshooting), flash hit %, compression ratios, average IO block size, etc, but there are also other features that are not as well known. Compression is inline, as is deduplication (of the flash tier), but VMstores also do things like automatic virtual machine filesystem alignment, provide QoS 'lanes' to prevent one virtual machine from impacting the performance of another, and allow you to convert an existing thick disk to a thin disk online (there's also the option to ignore any thick disk requests by virtual machines).

    We are a Tintri customer who started with the T600 series appliances and are now adding T800 series appliances. Our use cases are standard server virtual machines (including databases and >10TB fileserver VMs) as well as virtual desktops. Tintri is a great tool to have especially for VDI as it can discriminate host and network latency from storage latency, pointing out bottlenecks you might not know you have.

    Overall Tintri appliances provide valuable insight on virtual machine storage resource utilization, which is useful by itself but also significantly reduces the amount of time spent troubleshooting issues and cross domain (servers, networking, storage) finger-pointing. It has proven so valuable that it is now the standard for virtual machine storage in our environment.


  • Tintri - Simple to setup yet highly scalable

         

    I have used many different types and brands of storage and Tintri has been by far the easiest to configure and get up and running. Do not let the simplicity fool you as this storage technology can perform with anything else out there at a lower cost per GB. I have used Tintri for VDI including my own personal desktop and I can see an incredible performance difference over traditional fiber channel storage.

    The UI and metrics reporting is intuitive and provides the perfect detail into the storage and VM performance. I can see performance information at a deeper level than any other storage I have used. I know exactly what is going on and where to look if issues arise.

    You would be doing yourself and business a disservice by not considering Tintri for your environment. 

     


  • Tintri and UCS Works wonders

         

    Having used alot of different storage on our Test/Dev systems, Tintri has been a breath of fresh air.

     

    Not only is it amazingly simple to setup and manage, it takes the complexity and anxiety out of virtual machine storage.

     

    Its easy to see issues and fix them early.

     

    Tintri and UCS is an awesome combination

     

     


  • Tintri is a game changer

         

    We evaluated a Tintri VMstore for our hosted VDI (DaaS) service as our incumbent platform was not up to the challenge of a VDI workload at scale. We had the Tintri up against roughly 5-6 other platforms. My entire team was highly impressed with the platform, which performed fantasically and at a great value. The balance of capacity and raw performance (IOPS/throughput) we found to be right on the money. With Tintri, we wouldn't be hitting performance ceilings and leaving tons of space empty, or vice versa with running out of space while leaving tens of thousands of (expensive) IOPs unused.

    We have expanded our deployment since our first unit, and will continue to do so. Product development for Tintri truly 'gets it' and their feature roadmap is well thought out. Troubleshooting and monitoring storage performance and consumption is also much easier for our virtualization admins to do since we've moved to Tintri, which has been a big help operationally.

    I highly recommend evaluating a Tintri VMstore in your virtualization deployments.