Posted by: Mudassir Ali | June 14, 2011

Cisco Unified Computing System

 

UCS

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 – cisco.com
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

Database

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Management

Networking

Performance

Power

Storage

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Tools
UCS Power Calculator
Visio Stencils

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