Cisco UCS Manager: A Very Powerful Companion For Cisco UCS Environments
March 03, 2022

Cisco UCS Manager: A Very Powerful Companion For Cisco UCS Environments

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco UCS Manager

At my company, Cisco UCS Manager is used to manage over two dozen Cisco servers from blades to rack-mount to storage chassis. It allows for a single-pane of administration for all tasks such as KVM, upgrades, provisioning, etc. Because Cisco UCS Manager is accessible in all modern web browsers, it allows for flexible administration.
  • 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
  • Ease of use
  • Ease of access
  • Accurate information
  • Significantly saves employee time with everything being located in one place
  • The overall cost of an environment that includes Cisco UCS Manager is steep, especially for smaller organizations
Cisco UCS Manager is streamlined and modern. It is easily accessible and requires no special installations. While other similar systems also offer similar features, Cisco UCS manager most often comes out on top due to the way in which the information is presented and accessed. It is clear and concise.

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NetApp ONTAP System Manager (formerly OnCommand System Manager), vSphere, Veeam Backup & Replication
Cisco UCS Manager is very well-suited for larger environments where managing many servers and other components benefit from streamlined and automated rollouts, such as firmware upgrades or provisioning of new servers. This allows for a single pane of glass view for numerous servers in multiple chassis or dispersed rack-mount servers. Smaller environments would most likely not benefit as much from this approach.