UCS Manager all what you need for your UCS Server
October 31, 2022

UCS Manager all what you need for your UCS Server

Gerardo Huerta Robles | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • UCS X-Series Servers
  • UCS M series servers
  • UCS Fabric Interconnect

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco UCS Manager

Cisco UCS Manager is one of the core technology in our infrastructure, we have 2 standalone Cisco UCS Server and also 3 UCS Hyperflex server, all of which are managed from UCS manager. UCS is our monitoring platform for Hardware issues and maintenance process. With UCS we have unified all our server platform.

Pros

  • UCS Server provisioning
  • Hardware monitoring
  • Monitoring topology

Cons

  • More documentation and tutorials on how to do for example ISCSI
  • A native automatic alert system for hardware issues
  • Hardening for Web console and Web GUI
  • Hardware monitoring
  • Topology description
  • Automation and templates tools
  • It makes really fast a new deployment, so it decreases implementation cost
  • It is scalable solution, so I don't need to invest in other solutions
  • It supports for new technologies like Hyperflex
Cisco UCS Manager is the core solution to use with UCS server, it interconnects Fabric interconnect solution with UCS server this way you have a complete path of monitoring and administration between solutions of servers and network. With Hyperflex you deploy UCS manager as the solution hardware part and then Hyperflex for all hyperconverged tasks.

Do you think Cisco UCS Manager delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco UCS Manager's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco UCS Manager live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco UCS Manager go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco UCS Manager again?

Yes

Cisco UCS Manager is well suited for big infrastructures and environments where you need an scale solution, so you need to expand you server farm, this automation tools is for you. It doesn't mean that there's no other solutions for little or mid scale data centers, but this solution is not for you, because all tools it has would be overwhelmed.

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