#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re discussing Insight Into New UCS Innovations with Cisco Subject Matter Expert Dan Hanson.

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Cisco Guest
Dan Hanson (@danhanso), Cisco UCS Product Group

Cisco Champion Hosts
John Kerns (@packetsar), Network & Systems Engineer
Colin Lynch, (@ucsguru), Principal Consultant

Lauren Friedman (@lauren)

Podcast Discussion Topics:

3 pillars of new UCS release:

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Operational ease (incl. firmware)


  • Converged UCS product release (B/C/M all on same release)
  • UCS Mini product line growth
  • M-Series server model and replacement options
  • External SAN design, unified ports, and bandwidth capabilities with 3G FI


  • Converged software updates
  • Software components and HTML5
  • M-Series hardware separation
  • Underlying software processes and security models
  • Timing alignment across products

Operational ease

  • Firmware upgrade processes
  • I/O Module logic enhancements