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Cisco UCS Manager

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What is Cisco UCS Manager?

Cisco UCS Manager supports the entire Cisco UCS server and Cisco HyperFlex Series hyperconverged infrastructure portfolios. It enables server, fabric, and storage provisioning as well as, device discovery, inventory, configuration, diagnostics, monitoring, fault detection, auditing, and statistics collection.

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Product Details

What is Cisco UCS Manager?

Cisco UCS Manager supports the entire Cisco UCS server and Cisco HyperFlex Series hyperconverged infrastructure portfolios. It enables server, fabric, and storage provisioning as well as, device discovery, inventory, configuration, diagnostics, monitoring, fault detection, auditing, and statistics collection.

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Cisco UCS Manager supports the entire Cisco UCS server and Cisco HyperFlex Series hyperconverged infrastructure portfolios. It enables server, fabric, and storage provisioning as well as, device discovery, inventory, configuration, diagnostics, monitoring, fault detection, auditing, and statistics collection.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, Icinga, and Nagios Core are common alternatives for Cisco UCS Manager.

The most common users of Cisco UCS Manager are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
If you have really thigh datacenter space where every inch matters Cisco UCS manager would be one of the perfect solutions to apply.
Server profiles are very easy and time friendly option to apply settings for multiple blade servers. Easy to setup and manage.
If you have very fast changing and demanding workloads blade option could lack the vertical server scale option.
Gerardo Huerta Robles | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco UCS Manager is well suited for big infrastructures and environments where you need an scale solution, so you need to expand you server farm, this automation tools is for you. It doesn't mean that there's no other solutions for little or mid scale data centers, but this solution is not for you, because all tools it has would be overwhelmed.
Randy Groesbeck II | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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These have been the best VMware hosts we've ever used. Both in terms of reliability and configuration. You will need to wrap your head around how policies, pools, and templates all function together. Knowing that we can easily migrate our profile from one blade to another if needed makes DR planning much easier.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco UCS Manager is very well-suited for larger environments where managing many servers and other components benefit from streamlined and automated rollouts, such as firmware upgrades or provisioning of new servers. This allows for a single pane of glass view for numerous servers in multiple chassis or dispersed rack-mount servers. Smaller environments would most likely not benefit as much from this approach.
Nishanth Anbalagan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Organizations looking to access, manage, monitor, and administer on a single package can definitely go for Cisco UCS Manager.
  • Organizations who are looking to deploy the server in a high availability environment can use this solution.
  • It is used to manage the storage, server, network, hardware, and resource on a single capsule called Cisco UCS Manager
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco UCS Manager is well suited for data centers that are tight on space. You can fit your blade systems in a cabinet with plenty of room to spare for other servers or networking gear. It allows for less cabling which can give you an overall cleaner better-organized cabling environment and of course savings on cabling.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
It [Cisco UCS Manager] is extremely well suited to large virtual infrastructure environments with resource dense blades. This solution is also great if you want to consolidate a large number of servers (if they are servers that need to stay physical, but can fit in the profile of a blade) - this would reduce data center space utilization as well as power and cooling. Cisco UCS Manager is also great if you're looking for centralized management of a larger number of servers. This would not be a great solution if you have a very small shop - it's not cheap and probably wouldn't give you a ROI if you only have a couple dozen servers total. I'd say it would be overkill for small shops, but if you have the money and don't care, you'll still like it.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
If you are going to use Cisco UCS hardware, it is a no-brainer to use Cisco UCS Manager. It consolidates the entire equipment stack into a single pane for easy management. We use UCS Manager in our VMware vSphere deployment, it helps us to keep track of the several hundred hosts.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
If you have a data center and use the Cisco UCS Blade platform with SAN storage, then UCS manager is the right tool for you. Managing one or a few host servers with UCS manager is pretty easy. You can see pretty quick what is going on with your servers. If you need to configure the fabric interconnects, you pretty much need to use UCS manager to do it. I find that it meets the needs for almost everything we do with the UCS C and B servers. If you have hyper flex servers from Cisco, then you would not want to use UCS manger. If you are not using Cisco servers you may not be able to use UCS manager.
Tom Erdman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The entire trick of the UCS and UCS Manager is that it just. Plain. Works. So if you're a giant shop that can justify the cost and the host profiles, hot swapping of servers and other powerful features will help you, then it's a great solution, if not the solution.

For a small medium business, however, I don't know that the cost and complexity are justifiable.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have found Cisco Unified Computing System Manager to be greatly suited for managing and deploying VMware environments, Hyper-V, SQL Server farms, and other proprietary applications with ease. It provides very flexible means to scale up and down within your environment as well as re-purpose your hardware on the fly.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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It is very all-inclusive into management of the entire infrastructure if you always use all Cisco equipment with it. It has proven to be very stable. After a recent firmware update, it does not require Java like others still do and UCS used to do in the past. We do like the monitoring. It will email us an alert if a fault occurs and also notifies either Cisco or our third-party support partner, as well.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco UCS manager is designed to manage your Cisco converged infrastructure and it does this extremely well. Integrating your fabrics and blade infrastructure and interfacing with your networks as well. Configuration and management of the blades is it's biggest strength.
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