The NC UCS User Group is a hit! The Users have spoken and with the help of some great speakers, we have successfully completed 2 NC User Group meetings for this quarter. We had very good turnout in both Greensboro and RTP.
We had some great speakers including Jose Martinez from our amazing Technical Assistance Center. Jose covered UCS best practices and UCS troubleshooting. It's always interesting to hear the questions that come up during the user groups.
"Can I connect a storage device to a fabric interconnect" Absolutely!!
"How does port channeling work with the fabric interconnect?" And when a whiteboard was not available, Jose stayed back with the customer and went the extra mile. See for yourself. No whiteboard.... wait, here's a paper plate!
Josh Atwell provided a presentation and demo at both the RTP and Greensboro sessions showing off UCS PowerTool (0.9.7 Just Relased) . There have been some great recent enhancements.
- Support to generate PowerTool cmdlets for configuration actions perfomed in the GUI - ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet
- Support for newly introduced MOs in the recent 2.0(2m) release
Josh's demo included UCS role manipulation. He did a write up on his blog about the process. http://www.vtesseract.com
Last but not least.
Jason Nash did an update on our newly released UCS M3 B-Series blade and C-series rackmount. Jason has been working with UCS since the beginning and really understands the solution from every aspect. He also did a great blog write up during the official release. http://jasonnash.com/2012/03/08/cisco-ucs-m3-and-intel-romley/.
Jason also recently published a TrainSignal video series covering all aspects of UCS. If you are new to UCS it's a great way to get started.
And if that wasn't enough! We had some great discussion between customers. We have a "No biting" policy at the user group. We want everyone to feel like they can and should contribute to the conversation. After all it is the UCS "USER" group. When is the next meeting? Not in the NC area? Want to attend a UCS user group?
Check out a listing in your area. http://tinyurl.com/ceoef4n
A big thank you to all the speakers and companies that donated giveways!!