Announcing Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data

Summary of article would be, “Cisco UCS is integrating with popular analytic software and common big data projects like Hadoop” Or you could say…

“Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data, offers a set of reference architectures and solution bundles designed and optimized with  leading big data and analytics software partners including Actian, Cloudera, DataStax, Elastic Search, HortonWorks, MapR, MarkLogic, MongoDB, Pivotal, Platfora, SAP, SAS, Splunk, and others. These architectures can be used as is or customized to meet specific business requirements.”

GlowingGreen 1024x579 Glowing 20 Chassis Cisco UCS

Glowing Green 20 Chassis Cisco UCS

Very useful PowerShell program to see bandwidth through UCS.

https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-52173

Screen%20Shot%202014 04 29%20at%2010.11.05%20AM PowerShell Cisco UCS Bandwidth Check

From CiscoServerGeek blog

Quick and Dirty Disjoint Layer 2 Configuration on Cisco UCS

 Quick and Dirty Disjoint Layer 2 Configuration on Cisco UCS

From CiscoServerGeek blog

Interesting WebEx playbacks.

Whiteboarding Cisco UCS and Cisco UCS Director

Cisco+UCS+WB Whiteboarding Cisco UCS and Cisco UCS Director

 

Cisco+UCSD+WB Whiteboarding Cisco UCS and Cisco UCS Director

From CiscoServerGeek blog

The only 3 things you really need to know about Cisco UCS

In short

  • Unified Fabric
  • Simplified Management
  • Stateless Computing
Have not tried this yet, but have installed on phone. Let us know what experience you have with it.
Description
This Android app provides a GUI for monitoring and managing a Cisco UCS system to showcase the XML-API of UCS-Manager. It allows for booting or shutdown of blades and servers, and associating Service Profiles.There is another app on this market, called UCShow, that provides a dashboard for monitoring UCS.This UCSand is also available for BB PlayBooks under the name “UCS Play”.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.ecliptic.ucsand

 Android app provides a GUI for monitoring and managing a Cisco UCS system

Android app provides a GUI for monitoring and managing a Cisco UCS system

A complete Cisco UCS in a chassis. We have been waiting, and it is here. Yes!

Cisco UCS: Major Announcement

 The New Cisco UCS Mini Rocks!

Cisco UCS Mini

The Cisco 6324 Fabric Interconnect is what makes this all possible.

 The New Cisco UCS Mini Rocks!

Cisco 6324 Fabric Interconnect

Keeping Your Eyes on the Skies – A Partner’s View on SQL Server and UCS

 

Microsoft’s SQL Server 2014 also brings “In-Memory” Technology to OLTP in a cost-effective manner by not forcing a complete rewrite of the application.  In a recent Cisco UCS  on Microsoft SQL Server 2014 case study, Progressive Insurance was able to take advantage of this technology to further its strategy of its competitive advantage — ease of use.

http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter/keeping-your-eyes-on-the-skies-a-partners-view-on-sql-server-and-ucs?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CiscoBlogDataCenterNetworks+%28Data+Center+and+Cloud%29

Check out the new Cisco UCS Hardening Guide white paper which is now released and available on the Cisco Security Portal. The paper outlines and highlights security best practices for Cisco UCS.

This paper provides information to help users secure Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) platform and provides guidance on how to harden Cisco UCS Software features. The paper provides references to lots of related documentation.

Please access it using the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/security/intelligence/ucs_hardening.html

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