Cisco UCS and HyperFlex are fully programmable infrastructure. The UCS Management Sandbox provides a safe environment for IT administrators, DevOps teams, and application developers to learn about and test the power of UCS for automating your data center.

Cisco UCS – Programmable Infrastructure

Programmable infrastructure is the concept of applying methods and tooling established in software development onto the management of IT infrastructure. This includes but is not limited to: automation, versioning, APIs, immutability and agile techniques. (programmableinfrastructure.com)

Cisco UCS was designed from the beginning to be fully programmable. It is infrastructure as code that features a unified API. The API allows the UCS and Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure to be integrated into higher-level, data- center-wide management systems as a single, logical entity. Server, network, and storage resources are given a personality, provisioned, and configured on demand by applying a service profile to them.

The Cisco DevNet team has developed Sandboxes to help you leverage and master the UCS Management tools that will empower your data center to be efficient, reliable and agile. John McDonough from DevNet has developed this video to introduce you to the UCS Management Sandboxes available for your use, even if you’re not a Cisco customer.

Join DevNet

There is only one requirement to be able to use the UCS Management sandboxes or any other DevNet Sandbox, you must be a member of the Cisco DevNet Community. You can join Today!

For the latest DevNet Sandbox news related to UCS management be sure to follow John McDonough on Twitter

Join Us at Cisco Live

If you will be at Cisco Live in Orlando next month please join us to learn more about UCS management. John McDonough will be presenting in the following DevNet sessions and workshops:

Session ID: BRKDEV-2006

Title: Cisco UCS Agentless Configuration Management – Ansible or Microsoft Desired State Configuration

Time: Thursday, Jun 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session ID: DEVNET-2060

Title: DevNet Workshop – Managing Cisco UCS with the Python SDK

Times: Tuesday, Jun 12, 12:30 – 01:15 p.m. and Wednesday, Jun 13, 02:30 – 03:15 p.m.

Session ID: DEVNET-2061

Title: DevNet Workshop – UCS PowerTool Suite – Secrets, Tips and Tricks

Times: Monday, Jun 11, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. and Wednesday, Jun 13, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Session ID: DEVNET-2562

Title: Cisco UCS PowerTool – Deploy at Scale

Time: Tuesday, Jun 12, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Session ID: DEVNET-2564

Title: DevNet Workshop – UCS Director Automation – Creating and Utilizing Custom Tasks and Script Modules

Times: Monday, Jun 11, 01:30 p.m. – 02:15 p.m. and Tuesday, Jun 12, 02:30 p.m. – 03:15 p.m.

Session ID: DEVNET-2566

Title: DevNet Workshop – UCS Director REST API – Connect, Query, Configure, Create and Execute

Times: Monday, Jun 11, 03:30 – 04:15 p.m. and Wednesday, Jun 13, 12:30 – 01:15 p.m.

Session ID: DEVNET-2916

Title: Cisco UCS Agentless Configuration Management – Ansible or Microsoft Desired State Configuration

Time: Monday, Jun 11, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.



Ken Spear

Sr. Marketing Manager, Automation

UCS Solution Marketing