A real centralized management and deployment
Updated September 12, 2022

A real centralized management and deployment

Cédric MARIOT | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco UCS Series

At first we deployed UCS B-series into our Datacenter to host our production virtual machines. All is managed throw UCS Central. After some training and initial configuration, adding new blade take a couple of minutes. It has deeply decrease human action issues and administration time. This year we have deployed a new UCS Mini at a remote production site. Configuration was prepared before devices purchasing and so deployment was very fast and secured.
  • Centralized configuration
  • Blade interchangeability with service profiles
  • Secured and centralized hardware drivers upgrades
  • Secured changes like adding VLAN
  • Need learning and training to create proper profiles
  • Support is not automated: need to manually create cases
  • First investment is heavy and need time for a return
  • Blade and chassis add-on is cheaper than concurrency
  • Flexibility allows to reassign resources depending of changing loads
Centralized management with UCS Central
Easy deployment, easy upgrades
As Cisco support is efficiency, case creation is not automated, you have to created manually cases for a part replacement.

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We used UCS-B on central Datacenter and on main production sites for the more sensible workloads (ERP, Databases, VDI)
It is not suitable for Remote Office and Branch Office for costs reason.
It has been preferred to Hyperconverged systems to allow more flexibility.
It replace HPE Blades which are less easy to use and to monitor.