The scripts have started rolling in and I wanted to update you on what’s been posted to date. Maybe you could use them in your environment? To review these scripts and participate in the contest, head over to the Cisco Communities.

New UCS Domain Config

Alberto Yanes created a script for a company that needs to configure a new UCS domain with no Fibre Channel connectivity. Alberto is also the winner of the first intermediate prize – Beats by Dre Headphones.

UCS HealthCheck

By Cisco’s Brandon Beck, Datacenter Consulting System Engineer. He started with the excellent work done by Jeremy Waldrop of Varrow. The output is very detailed and makes use of HTML5.

Inventory and Fault collection data to Microsoft SQL

By Cisco’s Chris Atkinson, Technical Marketing Engineer. This script is used to collect Cisco UCS inventory and insert the collected object data into a MS SQL database.  This script does it’s best to convert the hierarchical data from UCS into a relational model.  This allows the user to easily join fields from the database.

Rename Hyper-V NICs

By Cisco’s Tim Cerling, Technical Marketing Engineer. The script renames the NICs on the host to match the names on the Service Profile.


There is still time to enter for the best one-line script award – it’s all about power and elegance combined. Submit your entries by April 24th.

We will announce the finalists at Microsoft TechEd 2014 and announce the grand prize winner at Cisco Live 2014 during a DevNET Zone event. You don’t have to submit scripts to participate! You are encouraged to review, comment, and share best practices. Use the Twitter hashtag #CiscoScripts to share.

We’d again like to thank all of our distinguished PowerShell judges: Jeffrey Snover, Rob Willis, Don Jones, Hal Rottenberg, & Thomas Maurer.


Bill Shields

Senior Marketing Manager

Product and Solutions Marketing Team