2 x 6248 Cisco UCS’s with 7 Chassis cabled artistically
Since everything is in Central, that is the place to run PowerShell against. I need to do an inventory of certain things (story of every admins life). Going to pull from Central rather than a list of UCS IP’s.
http://ucsguru.com/ blog is essential to follow for the hard core UCS Operator. New video below from the UCSGuru himself.
This video gives a complete walkthrough of configuring a Cisco UCS domain into a Cisco ACI Fabric, and then extending the Cisco ACI Policy into a VMware vSphere environment within that UCS infrastructure.
5 minute INTRO to ACI here
“Cisco Disaster Response Operators” are Bad-Ass!
Showing off the disaster wagon
Meet the Cisco Operators team (these are real Operators). Little knows facts, “Real Operators” carry rifles yes, but they also dig sewer ditch’s, bring food, care for the sick and injured, and feed people. The most courage I saw in the military were people like Cisco TacOps and the Red Cross. Being a solder was easy (NMCB 40 89-94), but the Red Cross crew walking into a war zones and disasters with only Band-Aids and good will always humbled me. Cisco TacOps is the coolest and most meaningful job in technology, and I totally admire them.
For this month’s VIP Blog, we wanted to take a moment to connect with Cisco Designated VIP Milan Rai. Milan is a native of the country of Nepal and, as you likely know, the recent 7.8 – 8.1 magnitude earthquake devastated parts of his homeland. As news of the earthquake broke, many reached out to Milan on Twitter hoping he was safe and sound. Luckily, he was.
A new edition of UnleashingIT showcases a variety of companies that are taking advantage of Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure based solutions to support dramatic growth, expand services, increase uptime, and respond to changing business demands faster.
Cisco, works with industry-leading and emerging storage technology partners, to offer a tremendous choice of integrated infrastructure solutions based on UCS Integrated Infrastructure:
- FlexPod with NetApp
- VCE VBlock Systems
- Cisco Solutions for VSPEX with EMC
- VersaStack Solution with IBM
- Cisco Solutions for UCP Select with Hitachi
- SmartStack Solution with Nimble Storage
Server continues its tradition of Industry leadership with the latest announcement of the best TPC-H benchmark result at the 3000GB scale factor in non-cluster category, in concert with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition. This TPC-H result with Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server is 57 percent faster than the HP DL580 and 47 percent less expensive, and it surpasses servers from other contenders, including Fujitsu and Lenovo as shown in the graphic below:
Upgraded a UCS with 6296 FI’s and C240 servers from 2.2.(3d) to 2.2(5a).
Had to edit the adaptor code in the 2.2(5a) back to 2.2(3d) and the blades updated. But to get the servers to update had to acknowledge, restart CIMC, decom, recom and the servers were good to go.
The FI’s had trouble communicating with the CIMC’s until code was updated to 2.2(5a). So expect all the c-series to go red soon as the FI’s are updated.
TAC tried to recreate this in a lab but was unable. So maybe this is something specific to hardware in our C240’s. But our C220’s had the same issue.
Be careful out there UCS’ers!