wpid wp 1417114569853 Happy Thanksgiving

Remember those who are keeping you safe today.

The Master http://ucsguru.com/ answers this often asked question:

“Our current Blade infrastructure meets our security standards, where we CANNOT have traffic separated solely by VLANs, it does this by using separate modules in the Chassis to which we run separate cables, and we are unclear if Cisco UCS will give us the same level of traffic separation”

Read On! http://ucsguru.com/2012/07/10/cisco-ucs-traffic-separation/

“Have Fun” experiencing the spirit of Cisco UCS. UCS is one of the few pieces of hardware that has a personality, get to know it. Do more than just clone Service Profiles and piss-off Cisco TAC with zealous and rebellious disjoint layer 2. Create some art with UCS Architecture and administration. There is more to experience with UCS than the usual mediocrity a datacenter can offer. Imagine the manual for UCS being titled “Zen and the Art of UCS Maintenance”… and get to work.

I think a good tag line for UCS could be:
“Bite your teeth into the ass of life!” ~ Pascal from movie Big Night

Bach composed “Chaconne” around 1720 on the eve of the European Enlightenment. “Chaconne” is said to be a “Celebration of the breadth of human possibility”. Incorporate some “Chaconne” into your UCS Infrastructure.

“Chaconne”, music to UCS by!

Bach ‘s Chaconne for Solo Violin / Itzhak Perlman (Part 1/2)

Bach ‘s Chaconne for Solo Violin / Itzhak Perlman (Part 2/2)

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

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