Server management made simple
September 14, 2021

Server management made simple

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • UCS X-Series Servers

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco UCS Manager

We utilize a Cisco UCS Manager environment for the vast majority of our server infrastructure. We have multiple environments hosting several dozen VMware hosts, and we also utilize Cisco UCS Manager as a host environment for multiple Nutanix environments. Our environment contains a mix of blade servers and rack mount servers and hosts virtual machines for our entire campus community.
  • 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.
  • Centralized monitoring and reporting on your servers
  • High availability and redundancy in your associated hardware
  • Stateless hardware - super easy to quickly replace failed hardware
  • Cisco UCS Manager makes management of a large number of servers (firmware updates, changes to networking, etc.) very easy
  • This consolidates management of servers for our datacenter and makes my job a lot easier.

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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.