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Cisco's Unified Computing System Manager (UCS Manager) is an IT infrastructure monitoring option.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/40/Lo/WRU0BGIF21RS.jpegCisco UCS harmony with Pure and VMwareUCS is used to run production VMware ESXi clusters across the entire organization. It has allowed integration with Pure Storage and VMware as a validated design (FlashStack).,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',9,Long term support allows to use capital costing and budget Flashstack certified design means any issues can be resolved by either partner in the certified design and as end users we only have 1 ticket which eases staff training and management time Fast 40G connectivity of flex fabric,HPE SimpliVity (formerly OmniCube), Nutanix, HPE BladeSystem and HPE Moonshot,WordPress, Nginx, HAProxyCisco UCS in Vitualized Higher Education EnvironmentWe are using Cisco's Unified Computing System Manager to manage almost all aspects of our hardware that our VMware virtual environment sits on. We manage everything from the chassis, connectivity, fiber channels, remote console access to servers, and connectivity to our VMware virtual server solutions, as well as, our backup solutions.,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.,8,It has been a good investment for us. We saw a ROI quickly as we moved most of our VMware infrastructure to it. The support offered by 3rd party partners is readily available when they are needed. It has been quite reliable for us thus far.,IBM Bare Metal Servers,Veeam Backup & Replication, Microsoft Office 2016, VMware ESXiCisco Unified Computing Systems Manager ReviewCisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Manager is being utilized to manage the converged infrastructure of our organization. It is useful in seeing all hardware in a single pane of glass and be able to configure, manage and update our Cisco blade infrastructure in this manner. It is used by the data center services team. Cisco UCS addresses management problems from using multiple hardware vendors. It allows us to use a single management interface instead of many.,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.,8,We were able to achieve a positive ROI on the system within 18 months. This might be unique to our situation. Priced against buying traditional servers and fabrics it would stack up favorably. The ability to easily expand our infrastructure with blades is a strength. The profiles allow us to add a new server which is configured and deployed in a much shorter amount of time than traditional server infrastructure.
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UCS is used to run production VMware ESXi clusters across the entire organization. It has allowed integration with Pure Storage and VMware as a validated design (FlashStack).
  • 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'
Well suited from my experience with connecting into Pure Storage, VMware and Cisco switching.
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We are using Cisco's Unified Computing System Manager to manage almost all aspects of our hardware that our VMware virtual environment sits on. We manage everything from the chassis, connectivity, fiber channels, remote console access to servers, and connectivity to our VMware virtual server solutions, as well as, our backup solutions.
  • 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.
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.
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Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Manager is being utilized to manage the converged infrastructure of our organization. It is useful in seeing all hardware in a single pane of glass and be able to configure, manage and update our Cisco blade infrastructure in this manner. It is used by the data center services team. Cisco UCS addresses management problems from using multiple hardware vendors. It allows us to use a single management interface instead of many.
  • 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.
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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