CIsco UCS Manager at a glance
February 22, 2022

CIsco UCS Manager at a glance

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • UCS X-Series Servers

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco UCS Manager

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 all of our server and storage systems. We can provision and decommission systems through the UCS Manager as well as increase the capacity of our systems.
  • 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
  • You can manage blade and rack mount servers efficiently from a single pane of glass
  • quickly track issues and problems in your server infrastructure
  • contains a centralized resource inventory
  • The positive is I was able to consolidate my small server infrastructure from 3 racks to one rack giving me space back and much power savings
  • The negative would be it could feel a little daunting to manage as there are many tabs and pieces to the interface.
Cisco UCS Manager seemed like the right fit since all of our networking gear is Cisco already. It allowed us to consolidate our rack-mounted servers and much cabling into a couple of blade chassis. Cisco UCS Manager stacks up well against any competitor and it is great for larger environments.

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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.