A Great Time to be Computing

John McDonough computing DevNet The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) has never been better, which is a strange thing to say about something that has always been great!

Recent debuts of the M5 architecture, the 6454 Fabric Interconnect, the C480 ML, and the multi-node C4200 along with the rock-solid B200 and B480 blade models make UCS the ultimate computing platform in versatility and flexibility.

Plus, there are so many options for managing and automating Cisco UCS

  • Cisco Intersight
  • UCS Manager / UCS Central / Cisco IMC
  • Configuration Management Tools – Ansible / Puppet / Terraform

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Walk, Run, and Fly with UCS Programmability

UCS is the original compute platform. Built API first with 100% automation and programmability at its core. There are many ways to utilize the UCS APIs, with so many options how do you get started, go faster, and really takeoff?

Cisco Live San Diego has the sessions you need to unlock your inner compute wrangler. You can go easy with a UCS Compute Programmability Overview, expand your toolbox with UCS PowerShell and Python options or supercharge automation with UCS and Intersight Ansible.

You’ll learn from the experts, we don’t just program UCS for a living, we live for programming UCS!

  • Miguel Barajas – Technical Solutions Architect
  • John McDonough – Technical Leader
  • David Soper – Technical Marketing Engineer
  • Oliver Walsdorf – Technical Marketing Engineer

Checkout the myriad of sessions for UCS Programmability in the DevNet Zone as well as the new Programmability Breakout sessions. There are a couple sessions for ACI programmability and Kubernetes in the list as well. Don’t think of these other session like we are cheating on UCS, just that we are expanding our realm of expertise.

Cisco Live San Diego 2019 – Cisco UCS Programmability Sessions

Life and Learning after Cisco Live San Diego

What do you do after Cisco Live? Probably the week was a blur, everything you learned has to share your brain with the parties, concerts, keynotes, scavenger hunts, trivia, schwag collection; etc.

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We are celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the DevNet Zone, and we couldn’t have done any of this without the help of every member of this amazing global Community of professionals.


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John and Silvia in the DevNet Zone

To Australia…

Thank you for being on this journey with us.

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