Cisco UCS Manager

Cisco UCS Manager

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Score 8.9 out of 100
Cisco UCS Manager

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CIsco UCS Manager at a glance

6 out of 10
February 22, 2022
We use Cisco UCS Manager to manage our blade server/storage systems. With UCS Manager we have been able to have a quick all in one view of …
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Server management made simple

10 out of 10
September 14, 2021
We utilize a Cisco UCS Manager environment for the vast majority of our server infrastructure. We have multiple environments hosting …
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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…

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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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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.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of Cisco UCS Manager are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Randy Groesbeck II | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Deploying machines from templates
  • Changing settings quickly on multiple machines
  • Creating policies for different workload or application requirements.
  • Updating hardware could be easier to manage
  • Default settings for BIOS policies for common applications like VMware or SQL
  • Better documentation for the BIOS settings
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Convenient access in all modern web browsers using HTML5
  • Simple UI layout
  • Detailed information on all aspects of hardware and software
  • Sometimes too much information is generated by default, such as excessive alerts and email notifications
Nishanth Anbalagan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Manages the server administration, network administration, and storage.
  • It is very helpful for managing the high availability environment.
  • Cisco UCS Manager is a robust platform to access, manage the servers.
  • It does not support cross platform management.
  • Only will be able to manage/administer the servers present within UCS domain.
  • Will not be able to deploy on windows, linux based operating systems.
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Server management
  • Storage management
  • out of band management
  • capacity planning
  • It has a lot of pieces to it that can easily overwhelm someone who is not in there all the time using it.
  • adding extra vlans is not exactly a walk in the park
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Centralized management and reporting on your hardware environment.
  • Stateless hardware making replacement of failed components extremely easy.
  • Reliable environment that rarely has problems.
  • Sometimes the web interface doesn't display the best in certain browsers.
  • Do not like a few aspects of the GUI - mainly cosmetic - that were done better in the java version.
  • A few things could be more intuitive - finding certain things that you don't use frequently for example.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Service Templates: Provision new hardware using templates in the matter of minutes.
  • Firmware updates: Modifying the FW level on a template will kick off an FW upgrade on all attached equipment.
  • Consolidated Views: See all equipment in a single view.
  • Automation: There is a simple power-shell CMD lets, but it leaves more to be desired.
  • Navigation: Navigating the interface can be confusing.
  • Integration: Integration with ESXi hosts while doing FW upgrades would be hugely beneficial without the need for additional tools.
Tom Erdman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Centralized management of a complicated system.
  • Central pane of glass for managing logs, support features.
  • UCSM is known for its bugs, especially during code upgrades.
  • Similar options can be set in a variety of places with varying effects.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Small physical dense blades in 6u of rack space
  • Smaller power requirements compared to legacy equipment
  • Long term support with VMware
  • Still using slightly dated technology for 'phone home'
Score 8 out of 10
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  • It is very all inclusive for management of every part our our Cisco blade center.
  • It allows us to directly connect to a hardware-based server in the blade center as though we were physically at the console.
  • It allows us to monitor the entire system for faults.
  • It lets us manage connectivity.
  • It is set to alert us via email if a fault occurs.
  • It is so all inclusive that it can be difficult to navigate the system with ease.
  • Setup required an outside consulting firm.
  • They need free online fully inclusive training on UCS.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Once properly configured it is very easy to use. The ability to configure profiles for your blade infrastructure and assign them to specific chassis is beneficial.
  • The error reporting is robust. We are easily able to isolate and remediate issues as they arise.
  • HTML5 support. The interface is redesigned and does not require a fat client or outdated flash support.
  • Initial configuration often requires outside assistance. Without the help from someone who is an expert in the field it would be a high barrier to entry for this product.