Cisco Intersight: 5-year anniversary
Celebrating 5 years of Cisco Intersight! Exploring the capabilities and the evolution of transforming the way IT manages devices in the data center, including a free 90 day trial invitation!
Server deployment done right – Cisco UCS X-Series with Intersight
Whether it is a new VDI environment to enable remote work or being able to decommission older, slower, more power-hungry servers, a new server provides no business benefits until it is deployed and in production.
Cisco UCS Power Scripting Contest Update #3
Many IT organizations use Microsoft PowerShell to automate and accelerate data center management tasks. The Cisco UCS PowerTool module for PowerShell provides users a comprehensive list of cmdlets to manage all components of Cisco UCS. Users can use these cmdlets to write PowerShell scripts to simplify, speed up, and error proof UCS management and deployment.
Cisco UCS Power Scripting Contest Update #2
A number of useful scripts have been entered in the UCS PowerTool/PowerShell contest. Here is what’s been happening since the 11th.
Cisco UCS Migrates Server Identities Faster and Easier than HP
At some point, every data center has to migrate a complete server identity between two servers. This could be driven by maintenance needs, server upgrades or DR/HA and SLA requirements. For DR/HA, Business Continuity requirements mandate that this be done as quickly as possible, which means automation is critical to drive time to productivity restoration. […]
CISCO UCS BLADES DEPLOY 77% FASTER THAN HP BLADES
Deploying new servers is a routine task in data centers. Whether it is tied to server refreshes, net new compute initiatives or to an expansion of existing compute capacity, adding new servers can be a time consuming activity for IT personnel. This server deployment process has historically been very manual, with many solutions requiring: Multiple […]
Fabric-Based Infrastructure and Cisco UCS Servers
Fabric-Based Infrastructure and Cisco UCS A good segue to Fabric-Based Infrastructure is Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Blade Servers (March 2012), by Andrew Butler and George Weiss. To fully understand the tie in with Fabric-Based Infrastructure I suggest reading the section on Cisco UCS. Their observations are important because they tie directly to the subject of […]