Got “one of those chain mails today” about forward this to however many people and good karma to follow. I really hate those things… but for fun, here is the good part:

“The universe has seen you struggling with some things and says it over. a blessing is coming your way”

Leaving out the forward to however many friends part… this is all yours. Have a good Sunday and enjoy your blessings.

Infrastructure as Code Meets Configuration Automation

Cisco UCS systems were designed from their beginning over seven ago to provide best in class software-defined infrastructure.  Every system is managed byUCS Manager, and there are programmatic interfaces to all components. UCS truly is “infrastructure as code”.   Treating infrastructure as code has many of benefits, including faster configuration workflows and faster application life cycles overall.

The best feature of the new 3.1x Cisco UCS Code levels. Now a Maintenance Policy that allows blades to update code on reboot initiated from OS. Let there be much rejoicing! Praise be on high! Cisco has made Maintenance Policies Great Again!



We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae

Nessie the Lock UCS Code Monster


After getting some new B460’s they have so far spent more time in the shop (TAC) than running. Did Cisco push the cutting edge a little too hard getting these to market?


Use SAS drives with some SSD to FAST to and call it “Bad-ass”. RWUCS Approves!

RWUCS Approved

RWUCS Approved

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