Exploring the Nexus 1000 V REST API
Out with the old and in with the new and honestly I couldn’t be happier with the new that’s coming in. What is the new that I’m talking about? The Nexus 1000V REST API of course. I just finished writing scripts to manage (create, modify, delete) vlans and port-profiles on a Nexus 1000V using expect. […]
Synchronize UCS Objects
Cisco UCS supports many compute nodes, in a data center there most likely will be more than one UCS system, managing hundreds of compute nodes. These UCS domains will probably have very similar requirements for VLANs, VSANs, vNIC and vHBA templates, Service Profiles templates, boot polices and etc. Are you tired of cutting and pasting, […]
UCS PowerTool Get-UcsCcoImage and Get-UcsCcoImageList Side Effects!!
I always find it funny when there is a commercial for a product that is intended to help you but the commercial ends with a low talking voice that casually itemizes the potential side effects. And I usually laugh because I am reminded of the one time popular fat substitute that had a less than […]
Automate Migrating ESX Host Interfaces to Nexus 1000V
“We’ve tried, it can’t be automated!” I’ve heard this more times than I can keep track of and if you read my previous blog you will know that I just do not agree. I have written about automation with Linux utilities, UCS PowerTool, AutoHotKey, Excel, etc… 99.999% of operations can be automated. So when a […]