Cisco Unified Computing System Manager: It's great!
February 12, 2020

Cisco Unified Computing System Manager: It's great!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Unified Computing System Manager

We host multiple VMware environments from our Cisco UCS. Every department within the company relies on the Cisco UCS on a daily basis. We have enjoyed the Cisco Unified Computing System Manager platform due to its fairly small footprint and ease of management. We have also found that adding and replacing gear within the Cisco chassis is extremely simple as long as you ensure firmware compatibility.
  • It shows detailed pictures of the equipment.
  • It quickly allows you to view errors/alerts.
  • Simplify each dashboard/view within UCSM.
  • Integrate other products within UCSM.
  • Increased productivity
  • Decreased downtime
There is very little comparison when comparing Cisco Unified Computing System Manager to the IBM BladeCenter. The difference is night and day between the two products, with Cisco UCSM coming out on top. The ease of use and management, reliability, and flexibility has allowed us to phase out the less agile IBM BladeCenter product.
Cisco UCSM Support has been very quick to reply and address our concerns, issues, and questions. We have found that Cisco's documentation is clear and concise and fairly easy to find. With Cisco support's help, we are able to quickly and safely meet the demands of our end-users, consistently.

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

I have found Cisco Unified Computing System Manager to be greatly suited for managing and deploying VMware environments, Hyper-V, SQL Server farms, and other proprietary applications with ease. It provides very flexible means to scale up and down within your environment as well as re-purpose your hardware on the fly.