Posted by: Mudassir Ali | June 14, 2011

Cisco Unified Computing System



Cisco Unified Computing System

The Cisco Unified Computing System is built from the following components:
· Cisco UCS 6100 Series Fabric Interconnects: line-rate, low-latency, lossless interconnect switches
· Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis: support for up to eight blade servers and up to two fabric extenders in a 6 rack unit (RU) enclosure
· Cisco UCS 2100 Series Fabric Extenders: unified fabric in the blade-server chassis, up to four 10-Gbps connections each
· Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers: enhanced support for application demands, energy use, and virtualization
· Cisco UCS B-Series Network Adapters: a range of adapters optimized for virtualization, compatibility with existing driver stacks, or efficient, high-performance Ethernet
· Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers: the benefits of the Unified Computing System in a rack-mount form factor
· Cisco UCS C-Series Network Adapters: a choice of four types of PCI Express (PCIe) adapters
· Cisco UCS Manager: centralized management capabilities
· Virtual Interface Cards: Cisco UCS M81KR and P81E Virtual Interface Cards

Interactive Model of Unified Computing System
Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis

Cisco UCS Overview
UCS Intro page, overview, links, benefits –
VOD series: Cisco Executives Address Competitive Speculation
Flash overview of UCS
Cisco Data Center Podcasts
At-a-Glance: Cisco Data Center 3.0
Data Center Feed Watch
Design Zone for Data Centers
Overviews: UCS Platforms, Positioning, Go to Market, Technical Overview
UCS Intro, overview w/links to deeper resources
Techwise TV Episode: Dawn of the new Data Center
Cisco TV: John Manville, Cisco VP, discusses Unified Computing System
Presentation: Unified Computing Video Data Sheet
White Paper: Unified Computing Overview
At-a-Glance: Delivering on Cisco’s Unified Computing Vision
UCS Partner Eco-System
Outside opinions on UCS – Twitter, moderated blogs, videos
6-3-09 Press Release: C-Series Servers, career certif., channel programs

Product Portfolio Introduction
Overview – all product components
UCS 6100 Series Fabric Interconnects
UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis
UCS 2100 Series Fabric Extenders
UCS B-Series Blade Servers
UCS Manager
At-a-Glance: Cisco UCS Manager End-to-End Management for UCS
New (June 2009) UCS C-Series Rack Mount Servers

Service Introduction
Introduction and Links – UCS Services
Services Data Sheets
Unified Computing Services Overviews
VOD: Transition to a Unified Computing Architecture
Unified Computing Support and Warranty Services w/link to data sheet
Remote Management Services w/link to data sheet

Partner trainings
DC Technologies – Introduction to Hardware Architecture
DC Technologies – Introduction to Operating System
DC Technologies – Introduction to the Data Center
DC Technologies – Introduction to Data Center Management
DC Technologies – Introduction to Applications
DC Technologies – Introduction to Databases
DC Technologies – Introduction to the Oracle Database
DC Technologies – Introduction to Virtualization Technologies
DC Technologies – Introduction to VMware ESX Server

UCS Video Series
UCS Emulator Setup
UC on UCS C Series Initial Setup
UC on UCS B Series – Part 1- Fabric Interconnect install
UC on UCS B Series – Part 2- Initial UCS Setup
UC on UCS B Series – Part 3- Service Profile
UC on UCS B Series – Part 4 – ESXi Install
UCS 1.3 Upgrade to 1.4

White Papers on Cisco UCS
Application Solutions


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)






Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

UCS Power Calculator
Visio Stencils


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