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This presentation will offer an Overview of the UCS System Architecture, including all of the technical innovations that serve as the foundation. Among the topics covered will be overviews on Unified ...

This presentation will offer an Overview of the UCS System Architecture, including all of the technical innovations that serve as the foundation. Among the topics covered will be overviews on Unified Fabric, Service Profiles, Hardware Abstraction, Fabric Extension, Memory Expansion and the UCS Manager. Further insight will be offered into the XML -based API and the basic set of managed objects, including Pools, Policies and Templates.

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    • © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 11© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Toronto, CanadaMay 30, 2013UCS SystemArchitectureRoger AnderssonDirector Technical Marketing, SAVTG
    • Agenda•  Cisco UCSArchitectureDesign Aspects•  Cisco UCS ManagerArchitecturePolicies, Pools, Templates, IdentifiersService Profile•  Cisco UCS CentralHigh level Overview•  Live DemoUCS Manager and UCS Central
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 3Cisco UCS
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 4Too Many Points of Management…Mgmt ServerMMMMMM M M MM M MM M M MM M M MMMMM MMMOver the past 20 years•  An evolution of size, not thinking•  More servers and switches than everTraditional architectures have multiple pointsof management:•  Each blade•  Each chassis•  Each LAN switch in chassis•  Each SAN switch in chassis•  LAN and SAN switches at TOR/EORM M M MM M MM M M MM M M MMMMM MMMM = Point of Management
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 5Mgmt ServerCommon Server Deployment ArchitectureAn accidental architecture•  Still a 1980’s PC modelResult: Complexity•  More points of management•  More difficult to maintain policy coherence•  More difficult to secure•  More difficult to scale
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 6Mgmt ServerUCS SolutionMgmt Server• Embed management• Unify fabrics• Optimize virtualization• Remove unnecessaryswitches,adapters,management modules• Less than 1/3rd the support infrastructurefor a given workloadMgmt Server
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 7Mgmt ServeOur Solution: Cisco UCS• A single system that encompasses:Network: Unified fabricCompute: Industry standard x86Virtualization optimized• Unified management modelDynamic resource provisioning• Efficient ScaleCisco network scale & servicesFewer servers with more memory• Lower costFewer servers, switches, adapters, cablesLower power consumptionFewer points of management
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 8SAN BOur Solution: Cisco UCS• Single, scalable integrated system• Network + compute virtualization• Stateless Dynamic resource provisioningMgmt SAN ALAN
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 9UCS Manager
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 10§  Reduced management costs§  Easier to integrate with existing frameworks–  Single consistent API for all managed objectsUCS, Consolidated ManagementCisco SolutionMgmt ServerMgmt ServerTodayBlade ManagerChassis ManagerConnectivity ManagerMulti-ChassisConnectivity ManagerSingle Embedded Device Manager
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 11Both GUI and CLI are built on a comprehensive XML APIXML API - Access to 100% of UCM ComponentsUCS
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 12UCS Manager…Common Information Model Map(CIM-MAP)Management Information Tree(MIT)Transaction ControlCIM-Object Manager(CIMOM)SMASHCommand Line Protocol(CLP)Common Information Model XML(CIM-XML)UCSCommand Line Interface(UCSCLI)UCS Object APIData Management Engine(DME)Customer specificsystems managementtoolCMDBPower ToolExistingCIM XMLtoolsEmbedded ManagerRead/Write Interface Read-Only Interface Internal ComponentNativeXML APICustom Scripts
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 1308:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FCMAC Address PoolServer Pool08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FC5080020000075740WWN Address Pool08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FC56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61…UUID PoolUCS System Pool TypesServerResourcesIdentitiesResourcesServer Pool08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FCMAC Address Pool08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FC5080020000075740WWN Address Pool08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FC56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61…UUID Pool…………
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 14Manual Pool AssignmentServer Pool: Application_AServer Pool:ESX VMsServer Pool: Application_B
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 15Automatic Pool AssignmentServer Pool: Application_AServer Pool:ESX VMsPool Policy: App_Pool_AQualification: APPPool: Application_APool Policy: ESX_PoolQualification: ESXPool: ESX_VMsServer Pool: Application_BPool Policy: App_Pool_BQualification: APPPool: Application_BQualification Policy: ESXMin 32 GB RAM2 CPU’sQualification Policy: APPMin 8 GB RAMMax 16 GB RAM
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 16§  Separate firmware, identifiers, and settings from server hardware§  Physical servers become interchangeable hardware components§  Easy to move OS and applications across server hardwareState abstracted from hardwareLAN Connectivity SAN ConnectivityOS & ApplicationChassis-1/Blade-2LAN SANUUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b…MAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FCWWN: 5080020000075740Boot Order: SAN, LANBMC FirmwareMAC AddressNIC FirmwareNIC SettingsDrive Controller F/WDrive FirmwareUUIDBIOS FirmwareBIOS SettingsBoot OrderWWN AddressHBA FirmwareHBA SettingsHardware “State” Abstraction, SP
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 17Server Profile and TemplatesServer ProfileTemplateServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN AttributesServer Name UUID Boot OrderBoot ParametersWWN/WWPNMAC AddressSAN Attributes LAN Attributes
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 18•  Server identity no longer has to be tied to physical serverhardware–  Profiles provide identity–  Seamless server mobility–  Stateless components•  Boot over network (LAN or SAN)–  Boot order and boot devices are part of the pre-defined logical server profile–  On-board disks can be used for temp, swap, etc.•  LAN and SAN connectivity–  # of NICs–  # of HBAsServer Name: LS-AUUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61…MAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FCWWN: 5080020000075740Boot Order: SAN, LANChassis-1/Blade-1Chassis-9/Blade-5Server Name: LS-AUUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61…UUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61…MAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FCMAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FDMAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FEMAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FFWWN: 5080020000075740WWN: 5080020000075740Boot Order: SAN, LAN§  No changes to infrastructure changes needed whenmoving a service profileUCS, Stateless Computing, BenefitsSAN LAN
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 19Cisco UCS Central
    • Compute Capacity: Units of ScaleServerChassisDomainSingleDatacenterGlobalDatacentersUCS Manager
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 21This is an upcoming product—Feature set for first release subject to changeUnified Managementat ScaleUCS Manager UCS ManagerData Center 1UCS Manager UCS ManagerData Center 2UCS ManagerData Center 3UCS Central•  Unifies management of multi UCS domains•  Leverages UCS Manager technology•  Simplify global operations with centralized inventory, faults, logsand server consoles•  Delivers global policies, service profiles, IDpools and templates•  Foundation for high availability, disaster recovery and workloadmobility•  Model based XML API for large scale automationUCS Central
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 22UCS Central Summary, Version 1.0§  Inventory§  Audit, Fault, Event Log Aggregation§  Global ID Pools§  Firmware Updates§  Backups§  Global Administrative Policies§  UCS Manager & KVM Launch§  Domain Groups22
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 23UCS Central Summary, Version 1.1§  Deep Inventory§  HA, UCS Central§  Statistics Aggregation§  Global VLAN’s (with Aliases)§  Global Policies§  Global Templates§  Global Server Pools§  Global Service Profiles§  Licensing23
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 24Live Demo
    • Complete Your Paper“Session Evaluation”Give us your feedback and you could win1 of 2 fabulous prizes in a random draw.Complete and return your paperevaluation form to the room attendantas you leave this session.Winners will be announced today.You must be present to win!..visit them at BOOTH# 100
    • © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Connect 26Thank you.