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  • Original page create by: Jason ShawUpdated by: Daniel DeBusschere ddebussc@cisco.com
  • Multi UCS domain management is a multi prong strategy.We now have a number of customers that start to look like the bottom of the page, with multiple UCS domains. Each domain has a nice clean API, but many customers want better mgmt and operational control.First two columns describe categories that are available for free on CDN (Do-It-Yourself and open source). These include tools such as goUCS and PowerShell. UCS Dashboard is an open source version of a tool Cisco IT uses called CITIES.The third category is around Cisco products: these include UCS Central from the BU – for multiple UCS domain management specifically, and Tidal and Newscale from other parts of Cisco which address a larger device set management scope. We also have healthy ISV partnership ecosystem taking advantage of our API.
  • Cisco UCS is unique in the industry: its open, XML API management interface delivers both the broadest options for third party management tools AND deep functional integration with capabilities only UCS can deliverAdministrators can manage UCS with their existing tools and gain the benefits that UCS provides without upending their IT Processes.Over 9000 objects in UCSM available to developers via XML APICOLOR:EMC UIM 2.0 enables Server/Network/Storage provisioning with deep integration to UCS and EMC storage.  Define a service consisting of a UCS Service Profile, network attributes, and storage capacity/quality.  Build out multiple instances of the service and automatically have server, network, storage ready to use, including the VMware hypervisor.  New product – demo at VMworld. Dynamic Ops Virtual Resource Manager implements IaaS with UCS and NetApp storage through an end-user multi-tenant portal.  IT architect defines available service offerings via UCS Service Profiles and NetApp storage resources. A user requests their services and VRM builds them including provisioning the hypervisor and VMs along with Windows or Linux OS either in a VM or bare metal.  New product – demo at VMworld. The DCA industry is coalescing around UCS as the platform for cloud and self-service IT.  One example of that is CA *and* newScale coming together with a combined solution atop UCS for that builds complete application stacks on-demand.  newSclae’ service catalog drives CA Spectrum Automation Manager to provision the app layer.  This is being show live in the Cisco booth at VMworld. Of course, we have a great story with BMC – Bladelogic unified HW/SW app provisioning with deeper UCS integration.  BACKGROUND:It’s important to understand the differences between UCS Manager and third-party management software and how they integrate for a complementary solution. UCS Manager is embedded within every UCS instance at no cost and focuses on infrastructure-level control and configuration.Operating systems and application stacks sit atop UCS to deliver business services. IT manages these software layers within a datacenter and across multiple locations. This is where third-party management solutions come into play.Numerous management software products have built deep integrations to UCS, enabling users to take advantage of unique UCS capabilities within the context of existing IT processes.At its heart, UCS is a standard x86 platform, providing a seamless application management experience.UCS service profiles speed application provisioning and make datacenter automation tools more powerful by extending configuration management to the infrastructure layer.UCS works with IT’s monitoring and performance tools of choice so that administrators have a painless experience migrating from legacy platforms.Cisco’s UCS management ecosystem includes leading systems management vendors, big and small, allowing users to pick what is right for their environment.UCS helps IT migrate services from legacy infrastructure by providing a seamless management experience with monitoring and provisioning tools. Monitoring tools combine standard UCS interfaces with UCS’s unified view of the compute infrastructure for deep visibility into application health.Provisioning tools deploy standard x86 operating systems on UCS Service Profiles to quickly build new application instances.Workload agility seeks to match application capacity with demand, leading to repeated deployment and configuration of application stacks. Deployment and configuration tools can provision the complete hardware-software stack by leveraging Service Profiles in combination with existing OS-and-above capabilities. UCS Service Profiles provide policy-enforcement to guarantee consistently deployed infrastructure.IT is increasingly turning to pre-approved service offerings that users and administrators choose from a catalog.Whether in the context of cloud or self-service IT initiatives , users and administrators want integrated services spanning server, network, and storage.UCS’s comprehensive management API helps unify infrastructureelements with pools and service profiles to speed the service definition and orchestration process.To achieve service assurance, IT proactively identifies and monitors application infrastructure to ensure customer success. UCS provides monitoring tools with deep visibility into network and compute health to proactively avoid service disruptions caused by performance bottlenecks or other degradation.Analysis and performance tools can quickly identify infrastructure resources and map their relationships through UCS ‘s unified interface into the compute infrastructure.UCSM Release 1.4 includes support for C-SeriesThe UCS C-Series integration with UCS Manager fulfills Cisco’s commitment to providing an easy, incremental migration path from traditional, operationally intensive rack-mount architectures to unified computing. Now IT managers have a means of centrally managing all UCS blade and rack-mount servers in a UCS Manager domain, enjoying the Unified Computing System’s unique operational efficiency and agility regardless of form-factor. Integration of the UCS C-Series into UCS Manager helps create a standardized, form factor-neutral, efficient, agile and scalable application service delivery platform.
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  • So how does it all come together?With UCS Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager you can:monitor the health of Cisco UCS by using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. It monitors Cisco UCS devices such as Cisco UCS blades, chassis, and rack servers. In addition, the management pack enables correlation of faults and events between Cisco UCS infrastructure and both bare-metal and virtualized operating systems that you manage withMicrosoft System Center Operations Manager.The Cisco UCS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager simplifies management byenabling IT personnel to:● View Cisco UCS hardware, service profiles, operating systems, and virtual machines on a single interface● View the health of Cisco UCS hardware and subsystems in the native Microsoft System Center OperationsManager format● Visually correlate blades, service profiles, and host operating systems by using Microsoft System CenterOperations Manager status views to quickly determine how an event will affect the overall systemCisco UCS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager graphically depicts Cisco UCShardware, service profiles, host operating systems, and virtual machines. Correlation of events with the blades and service profiles that they affect simplifies identification of root causes, accelerating problem resolution.With UCS Integration Pack for System Center Orchestrator you can:Automate UCS managementImprove predictability and reduce manual errors with UCS integration packReduce delivery time Deliver Scalable and Reliable UCS management through orchestrated workflowsDeliver consistent service across multiple systems and departmentsUCS XML API (UCS Manager) provides a powerful, supported interface for Orchestrator workflow operationsOptimize and extend UCS capabilitiesIntegrate with 3rd party tools using Cisco UCS integration packIn working with deeply with the MS engineering organizations, we have been told time and time again that our integration is the best that they have seen to date.-------------------------------------------------------Cisco UCS Integration Pack for Microsoft System Center Orchestrator: Automate and StandardizeUCS ManagementThe Cisco UCS Integration Pack for Microsoft System Center Orchestrator exposes prebuilt runbook actions thatcover every management aspect of Cisco UCS, as shown in Figure 3. It is built on the same Cisco UCS ManagerXML API framework as Cisco UCS Manager and enables runbook actions designed in Microsoft System CenterOrchestrator to connect to Cisco UCS. This integration pack enables IT administrators to:● Automate Cisco UCS management, improving predictability, expediting delivery, and reducing humanerrors● Deliver scalable and reliable Cisco UCS management through orchestrated workflows, to provideconsistent service across multiple systems and departments; the Cisco UCS Manager XML API provides apowerful, supported interface for workflow operations in Microsoft System Center Orchestrator● Optimize and extend Cisco UCS capabilities, enabling integration with third-party management tools
  • So how does it all come together?.NET Namespace provides common base for all Microsoft focused integrationUCS .NET – a programmatic interface built on top of UCS manager to enable integrations with Microsoft System Center technologiesTargeted to support full manageability of UCS across multiple releasesWith UCS Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager you can:monitor the health of Cisco UCS by using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. It monitors Cisco UCS devices such as Cisco UCS blades, chassis, and rack servers. In addition, the management pack enables correlation of faults and events between Cisco UCS infrastructure and both bare-metal and virtualized operating systems that you manage withMicrosoft System Center Operations Manager.The Cisco UCS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager simplifies management byenabling IT personnel to:● View Cisco UCS hardware, service profiles, operating systems, and virtual machines on a single interface● View the health of Cisco UCS hardware and subsystems in the native Microsoft System Center OperationsManager format● Visually correlate blades, service profiles, and host operating systems by using Microsoft System CenterOperations Manager status views to quickly determine how an event will affect the overall systemCisco UCS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager graphically depicts Cisco UCShardware, service profiles, host operating systems, and virtual machines. Correlation of events with the blades and service profiles that they affect simplifies identification of root causes, accelerating problem resolution.With UCS Integration Pack for System Center Orchestrator you can:Automate UCS managementImprove predictability and reduce manual errors with UCS integration packReduce delivery time Deliver Scalable and Reliable UCS management through orchestrated workflowsDeliver consistent service across multiple systems and departmentsUCS XML API (UCS Manager) provides a powerful, supported interface for Orchestrator workflow operationsOptimize and extend UCS capabilitiesIntegrate with 3rd party tools using Cisco UCS integration packIn working with deeply with the MS engineering organizations, we have been told time and time again that our integration is the best that they have seen to date.-------------------------------------------------------Cisco UCS Integration Pack for Microsoft System Center Orchestrator: Automate and StandardizeUCS ManagementThe Cisco UCS Integration Pack for Microsoft System Center Orchestrator exposes prebuilt runbook actions thatcover every management aspect of Cisco UCS, as shown in Figure 3. It is built on the same Cisco UCS ManagerXML API framework as Cisco UCS Manager and enables runbook actions designed in Microsoft System CenterOrchestrator to connect to Cisco UCS. This integration pack enables IT administrators to:● Automate Cisco UCS management, improving predictability, expediting delivery, and reducing humanerrors● Deliver scalable and reliable Cisco UCS management through orchestrated workflows, to provideconsistent service across multiple systems and departments; the Cisco UCS Manager XML API provides apowerful, supported interface for workflow operations in Microsoft System Center Orchestrator● Optimize and extend Cisco UCS capabilities, enabling integration with third-party management tools
  • .NET Namespace provides common base for all Microsoft focused integrationUCS .NET – a programmatic interface built on top of UCS manager to enable integrations with Microsoft System Center technologiesTargeted to support full manageability of UCS across multiple releasesWith UCS Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager you can:Monitor and manage Cisco UCS hardware, service profiles, operating systems, virtual machines, and the application environment with a single interfaceView the health of Cisco UCS hardware, including chassis, blades, and subsystemsHelp ensure the availability of servicesWith UCS Integration Pack for System Center Orchestrator you can:Automate UCS managementImprove predictability and reduce manual errors with UCS integration packReduce delivery time Deliver Scalable and Reliable UCS management through orchestrated workflowsDeliver consistent service across multiple systems and departmentsUCS XML API (UCS Manager) provides a powerful, supported interface for Orchestrator workflow operationsOptimize and extend UCS capabilitiesIntegrate with 3rd party tools using Cisco UCS integration pack
  • Build Node , Controller Node & Compute UCS nodes Integration of bare metal bring up and the subsequent setup Applications (like Openstack, cobbler, etc). 2 stages:1. Apply configuration of the UCS baremetal using the Python SDK2. Start the event listener that listens for the change events of service-profile. Based on the event type, automatically update OR remove the host details in integration application The integration script quickly configures UCS Manager with required policies so that it automatically discovers chassis, servers and creates and associates service profiles with the servers. This script also starts the event listener program in the integration application. The event listener automatically adds the UCS servers to application cluster after it receives the association complete event from UCS Manager.1) If the Application is Openstack, Then it also does ‘puppet apply’ with the updated conf file.2) If the Application is Cobbler, Then it also does ‘cobbler sync’ to reflect new configuration changes. So the servers can automatically PXE boot from the Host (Build-node in case of Openstack, or DHCP server used with Cobbler setup).
  • There are two components (scripts) in this Integration.1. One script that reads the ucs_config_templateconf file and applies this configuration on UCS Manager.User has to modify the different policies in the ucs_conf_template file while tryingto configure multiple UCS domains.2. The second integration script will be executed once the service-profiles are associated with the servers. This will populate the site.ppconfig file and does‘puppet apply’ with the new site.ppconfig file. So that, once the servers association is completed, they can automatically PXE boot from the buildnode/ server.These integration scripts use the UCS python SDK to communicate with the UCS Manager. The communication is using XML APIs over http(s) protocol. On the other side, YAML is used to update the nodes info in temp DB. Jinja is used to generate the site.pp based on the template site.pp.template file with the node values in DB.

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  • Local Edition UCS Management Best Practices and Tools Daniel DeBusschere Data Center CSE – SLED Midsouth/Gulf States ddebussc@cisco.com 678-352-3792
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Objectives UCS Management Best Practices and Tools In the best practices topic we will focuses on UCS usage and management strategies and methodologies. The management tools topic will cover many of the available optional UCS tools and resources that most UCS customers have never heard of or used. The tools discussed will include UCS Central, 3rd party management integrations, the UCS Emulator, goUCS, PowerShell, and other management related topics and tools. We will provide descriptions of the tools, their use cases, and some examples. 2
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Agenda • Management Best Practices: Pre-installation • Management Best Practices: Installation • Management Best Practices: Maintenance • Management Best Practices: Support • Tools and Management Integrations • Conclusion 3
  • Local Edition Management Best Practices: Pre-installation 4
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Pre-installation • UCS Overview – Get exposed to the architecture concepts • UCS Technical Orientation – Get exposed to the GUI and concepts (UCSPE) • Supported Environments – Make sure what you want to do is supported • Site and Power Planning – Insure you have the right power in the right place • LAN Planning – Right cables, connectors, and ports available • SAN Planning – Right cables, connectors, and ports available • Boot Devices – Understand how you will boot short and long term • Test Environments – Consider an environment for lab and test use
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition UCS Deployment Education 1. UCS Overview (~2 hours): Day 0 minus 30-180 Initial exposure to UCS architecture and components. 2. UCS Technical Orientation (Optional ~2-8 hours): Day 0 minus ~10 Technical exposure to the system including review of the architecture, installation, maintenance, and control of the environment. 3. Mentored install (~6-12 hours): Day 0 4. Installation refresher (~2-6 hours): Day 0 plus ~90 5. Health check (2-4 hours): Day 0 plus ~180 (1-2x per year as needed) 6. Education and training (Varies): Ongoing 6
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Supported Environments • Most current OS and hardware is supported but check versions and caveats. • B-Series Interoperability – Includes most B-Series and C-Series UCS Manager integrated UCS hardware, adapters, and OS support. • C-Series Interoperability – Includes standalone rack server hardware, adapters, and OS support. • Storage Interoperability – Includes the support for attachment to storage including storage devices and SAN switches. • Some hardware not on the Cisco Interoperability Matrix‟s may be supported by those vendors with UCS. Check with your hardware vendor. 7
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Site and Power Planning • Review the site planning guide for physical requirements – Most equipment comes with rails designed for 4 post racks – Insure you have racks or order Cisco racks. – Insure you have PDUs or order Cisco PDUs. – Insure you have the power whips in place or get them installed – Management arms are ordered as extra components – Rack mounting screws are only included with the racks. Cisco sells them separately. • RACK-FASTEN-001= Mounting screws (qty 100), M6 • RACK-FASTEN-002= Cage nuts (qty 50), M6 • Insure the site infrastructure team is available during the install – Identify power whips that are to be used – Identify power strips / PDUs that are to be used – Physically connects the new hardware and PDUs to the infrastructure – Run any physical wires (ideally this is done in advance) 8
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition LAN Planning • LAN connectivity planning – Identify the ports and port speeds for connecting the UCS – Identify the specific media you will use for the connections (SFP‟s Etc) – Identify the specific cables required based on the media and distance – Make sure all of the above is available and/or ordered in advance of installation. • LAN addressing planning – 3 addresses for Fabric Interconnects and cluster – 1 address for each server – consider growth if convenient – 1 address for each service profile if booting remotely • Insure the LAN infrastructure team is available during the install – Connect UCS to the infrastructure – Configuring northbound switches and trunking appropriate vLANs – Enabling jumbo frames if required 9
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition SAN Planning • SAN connectivity planning – Identify the required connectivity for the environment – Identify the ports and port speeds for connecting the UCS – Identify the specific media you will use for the connections (SFP‟s Etc) – Identify the specific cables required based on the media and distance – Make sure all of the above is available and/or ordered in advance of installation. • Insure the SAN infrastructure team is available during the install – Enabling NPIV if not already enabled – Connect UCS to the infrastructure – Allocating storage – Zoning service profiles/vHBA‟s to storage 10
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Boot Devices Small OS footprint (ESX, Linux, etc) 1. Boot from SAN (Stateless) 2. Boot from LAN (Stateless) 3. Secure Digital (SD)* 4. USB* 5. Hard Drives (HDD) 6. Solid State Drives (SSD) 7. Boot from iSCSI (Stateless) Large OS footprint (Windows) 1. Boot from SAN (Stateless) 2. Hard Drives (HDD) 3. Solid State Drives (SSD) 4. Boot from LAN (Stateless)* 5. Boot from iSCSI (Stateless) 6. Secure Digital (SD)* 7. USB* 11 An often forgotten component on orders is a boot device. Be sure to order them!
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Test Environments • Test environments are a great idea but not required – Most small customers do not choose to implement a test environment. – Most medium to large customers do choose to implement a test environment. • Advantages to a test environment – Impact of changes – Better enables you to determine and plan for change impacts. – Test new solutions – Testing is best done in non-production environments. – Flexibility – Test systems can be borrowed to grow production while orders in process. – Training – Staff has real hardware available for education and training. • Disadvantages to a test environment – Hardware costs – A small UCS test environment generally would cost more than $20k. – Infrastructure costs – Power and connectivity costs can add to those costs. 12
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Pre-installation resources • UCS Interoperability Matrix – B-Series and C-Series: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10477/prod_technical_reference_list.html – Storage: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/mds9000/interoperability/matrix/Matrix8.html • UCS Site Preparation Guide – http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/hw/site-prep-guide/ucs_site_prep.html • UCS Power Calculator – http://express.salire.com/Go/Cisco/Cisco-UCS-Power-Calculator.aspx • UCS Health Check – Description: http://ciscoquicklinks.com/Tip-datacenter-ucs-health-check – Review items: http://ciscoquicklinks.com/Tip-datacenter-ucs-setup-checklist • UCS Setup Prerequisites – http://ciscoquicklinks.com/Tip-datacenter-ucs-setup-prerequisites 13
  • Local Edition Management Best Practices: Installation 14
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Installation • Mentored installation – Flatten the learning curve with a mentored installation. • OS images and plans – Make sure they are available. Use Cisco versions! • Naming conventions – Each object‟s name should describe it‟s use. • Pools and Addresses – Plan for expansion. Don‟t complicate without value. • Templates– Almost always use templates. Updating preferred if used carefully. • Policies – ALWAYS change default to user-ack. • Fabric Failover – Use fabric failover only when you need to. • Redundancy check – Test the “system” for high availability. • Boot from SAN or LAN – Check it out during the install. 15
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition UCS Deployment Education 1. UCS Overview (~2 hours): Day 0 minus 30-180 2. UCS Technical Orientation (Optional ~2-8 hours): Day 0 minus ~10 3. Mentored install (~6-12 hours): Day 0 A UCS expert mentors the admin team through the installation process using best practices. It starts with an un-configured system and ends with a fully configured and functioning system that‟s fully tested for redundancy. Demo statelessness. 4. Installation refresher (~2-6 hours): Day 0 plus ~90 5. Health check (2-4 hours): Day 0 plus ~180 (1-2x per year as needed) 6. Education and training (Varies): Ongoing 16
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition OS images and plans • Plan for the OS‟s that will initially be installed on UCS. Consider installing other OS‟s you might later decide to use while your mentor is there to help build the Service Profile templates. • VMware optimized installation media for Cisco. We highly recommend that you use those versions. – From the VMware web site 1. Go to the download page for your version of VMware 2. Click the Custom ISOs tab 3. Expand OEM Customized Installer CDs 4. Find the version you wish to use and select “Go to Downloads” from the right column. – Quick links to most VMware downloads for Cisco at: http://ciscoquicklinks.com/#Datacenter-Partner • 4.0: VMware / Cisco ESXi 4.0 GA OEM VMware / Cisco ESXi 4.1 GA OEM VMware / Cisco ESXi 4.1 U2 OEM • 5.0: VMware / Cisco ESXi 5.0 GA OEM VMware / Cisco ESXi 5.0 U1 OEM VMware / Cisco ESXi 5.0 U2 OEM • 5.1: VMware / Cisco ESXi 5.1 GA OEM VMware / Cisco ESXi 5.1 U1 OEM VMware / Cisco ESXi 5.1 U2 OEM • 5.5: VMware / Cisco ESXi 5.5 GA OEM VMware / Cisco ESXi 5.5 U1 OEM • Other OS vendors may provide Cisco optimized media in the future. 17
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Naming conventions • Most objects can‟t be renamed in UCS. – Single exception is Service Profiles with recent firmware – Create a standard and stick with it – Cisco can provide some good examples • Names in UCS should make sense to anyone using UCS. – Name should describe what an object is used for. – Policy names should usually include some versioning detail. • Example names – Host firmware package: ESX-Host-Fw01 or 20140420_esx_fw – Service profile template: ESX-Host-Ut01 18
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Pools and Addresses • Use pools for all addressing – Local addressing is possible but not recommended • Each UCS domain should have a set of unique pools defined especially if they may end up on the same network as one another. – For most environments use a minimal set of pools like the default pools. – For larger and more complex environments might find value using multiple pools to help identify workload types and interfaces via addresses. • Be cautious with Server Pools – Best to avoid using pools. – Currently all maintenance policies don‟t apply with all Server Pool changes. – Some changes could lead to Service Profile disassociation without user-ack. 19
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Templates • Templates are a KEY and important to the value of UCS. – They insure consistency by reducing human error and steps to provision – They ease operations by reducing the number of management touch points • Templates available – vNIC Templates: Used to consistently create LAN interfaces on servers – vHBA Templates: Used to consistently create FC interfaces on servers – Servive Profile Templates: Used to consistently create service profiles • Types of templates – Initial: Template values are copied into the vNIC(s), vHBA(s), or Service Profile(s). Subsequent changes to the template DO NOT effect the previously deployed objects. – Updating : Template values and linked into the vNIC(s), vHBA(s), or Service Profile(s). Subsequent changes to the template ARE deployed to previously deployed objects. 20
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Redundancy Checks • Insure you are redundant as a “system” not just as a platform – Test redundancy before going into production by creating physical and logical failures and insuring a test workload stays online – Periodically retest the system when major changes are made • Basic tests – Survive Fabric Interconnect failure – Survive power failure – Survive multiple uplink failures 22
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Installation resources • VMware optimized installation media for Cisco – From the VMware web site 1. Go to the download page for your version of VMware 2. Click the Custom ISOs tab 3. Expand OEM Customized Installer CDs 4. Find the version you wish to use and select “Go to Downloads” from the right column. – Quick links to most VMware downloads for Cisco at: http://ciscoquicklinks.com/#Datacenter-Partner • Redundancy check – Basic: http://ciscoquicklinks.com/Tip-datacenter-ucs-setup-checklist#Section-09 – Advanced: http://ciscoquicklinks.com/Tip-datacenter-ucs-test-redundancy 24
  • Local Edition Management Best Practices: Maintenance 25
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Ongoing • Installation Refresher – Make sure you know what you are supposed to. • Health Check – Get a periodic review of your system from an expert. • Education and Certifications – Consider a class from a training partner. • User Accounts and Access – Everyone shouldn‟t be using “admin” • Backups – Before major changes and periodically. Automate with UCS Central. • Call Home – Please turn it on! It‟s there to help. • Fault Monitoring – Your global fault values should all be 0‟s. • Firmware Management – Yearly or when needed. Bug fixes, New features? • Modifying production templates & policies – Don‟t do it! Clone or duplicate. 26
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Ongoing resources • Backing up your UCS – UCS Central Best Practices Guide: https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-32030 – Unofficial manual documentation: http://terenceluk.blogspot.com/2011/03/cisco-ucs-b-series-infrastructure.html – Unofficial automated documentation: http://www.laneroush.com/automated-cisco-ucs-backup/ • UCS Call Home Configuration: – Smart Call Home Quick Start Configuration Guide: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/smart_call_home/QuickStart_UCS.pdf – Official documentation: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/sw/gui/config/guide/2- 2/b_UCSM_GUI_Configuration_Guide_2_2/b_UCSM_GUI_Configuration_Guide_2_1_chapter_0101110.html • Change management in UCS Blog Article by Loy Evans – http://jeffsaidso.com/2013/10/change-management-with-change-tracking-version-control-and-rollbacks/#more-927 • Education resources – Cisco Learning Locator: http://tools.cisco.com/GlobalLearningLocator/LLocatorHome.do – Ciscoquicklinks: http://ciscoquicklinks.com/#Datacenter-Training 27
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition UCS Deployment Education 1. UCS Overview (~2 hours): Day 0 minus 30-180 2. UCS Technical Orientation (Optional ~2-8 hours): Day 0 minus ~10 3. Mentored install (~6-12 hours): Day 0 4. Installation refresher (~2-6 hours): Day 0 plus ~90 Engages a UCS expert to review of a system and staff skill and knowledge of the system. The purpose is to insure that admin staff is completely comfortable in working with the system and develop plan to close remaining skills or knowledge gaps. 5. Health check (2-4 hours): Day 0 plus ~180 (1-2x per year as needed) A UCS expert to review an already running and configured UCS system including the latest practices in use, current configuration, and review for potential issues. 6. Education and training (Varies): Ongoing Insure your team is equipped to know the latest about the UCS product as well as educate new team members. 28
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition User Accounts and Access • Authentication methods – UCS Directory integration is excellent. Try it out! – Local authentication is great as well. – Latest firmware allows two-factor Authentication for UCS Manager Logins • User accounts – Users should be logging in as themselves. UCS allows multiple admins users. – Admin local account should be reserved only for emergencies • User rights – Give a user only the level of access required to accomplish their job role. 29
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Backups • When to backup – Backup your system before ANY and ALL major changes (and some minor ones). – Backup your system periodically regardless of change being made – Automated backup available through Admin table of UCS Manager GUI. – Automated backup through UCS Central • Types of backups – Do BOTH full configuration and all configuration backups – Full configuration creates a full binary backup of the UCS environment. Full restore only. – All configuration creates an XML data backup of all UCS objects. Partial restore option. 30
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Call Home • It can (you choose what it does): – Automatically contact Cisco and proactively open a case in the event of a failure. – Send emails to any email addresses alerting to failures or thresholds. – Notify Cisco of your inventory so Cisco has better data for parts stocking purposes. • Cisco® Smart Call Home is an automated support capability that provides continuous monitoring, proactive diagnostics, alerts, and remediation recommendations on select Cisco devices • Smart Call Home can help identify and resolve issues more quickly to achieve higher network availability and increased operational efficiency. This capability is available with an active support contract for the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (UCS) 31
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Fault Monitoring • Your system should be free (or relatively free) of faults. – Understand the faults you have – Resolve the ones you can resolve – Develop a plan to resolve the rest – Call Home and SNMP can let you know when you have faults. • Fix faults before making any major changes to your system – Faults often indicate important problems where changes could cause an outage. – Don‟t forget your backups 32
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Firmware Management • When to consider updating firmware – There‟s a new feature you want to use – There‟s a bug fixed in the new firmware you need to get rid of – There‟s a new server model you want to introduce that is newer than the older firmware – Your firmware is 6 months old and you have an upcoming maintenance window. • How to upgrade firmware – Review and understand defects in release notes before upgrading – Maintenance window is desired but not required – Use auto install for infrastructure. Wait for faults to resolve before pending activity. – Update a small number of servers and let them run for days before doing the rest. 33
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Education and Certifications • Education: Cisco has great training partners to provide UCS Education – Cisco Learning Locator: http://tools.cisco.com/GlobalLearningLocator/LLocatorHome.do – Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) – Installing Cisco UC on UCS in a Virtualized Environment – Configuring Cisco Data Center Unified Computing(DCUCS) – Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System C-Series Troubleshooting (DCUCSCTS) – Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD) – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) • Certifications: Cisco offers Data Center certifications • Cisco Data Center Application Services Design Specialist • Cisco Data Center Application Services Support Specialist • Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist • Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist • Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Design Specialist • Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist 34
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  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Support • CCO – Be sure the people that will open cases are tied to the hardware. • Entitlement – Be sure the hardware is properly registered with Cisco. • Proactive entitlement – Open online case with SN‟s and ask to validate • Follow-the-sun – UCS support moves around the world through the day. • Online case – Cases can be opened online as sev-3 then escalated via phone. • Escalation – If unhappy with support ask to be reassigned or a duty manager. • Cisco User Community – Lots of resources provided by Cisco and others • Other external resources – Details on additional external resources
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Cisco User Community • Web Based End User Community – http://communities.cisco.com/ucs • Tools, Downloads, Examples • UCS Platform Emulator (UCSPE) • goUCS Automation Tool • XML API, PowerShell code Examples • Cisco UCS PowerTool (PowerShell Module) • Microsoft SCOM Management Pack for Cisco UCS • Microsoft SCVMM UI Extension for Cisco UCS • Microsoft SCO Integration Pack for Cisco UCS • Documentation • Programming & Developer Guides • Whitepapers • Reference Guides (XML Model, Faults) • Collaboration • Blogs, Peer to peer forums, Videos, Access to Cisco, Subject Matter Experts 37 Free!!
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Direct URL to UCS Platform Emulator • New Communities alias/URL: – http://communities.cisco.com/ucspe • Key Features – Import your hardware configuration – Most UCSM features functional – Firmware upgrades now work 38 Free!!
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Download Management Packs from Cisco.com http://software.cisco.com/download/type.html?mdfid=283850978&catid=282558030
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition  Downloads:  All integrations  UCS Platform Emulator  Scripting samples  Perl  PowerShell  Python  Documentation:  Reference guides  Training guides  Collaboration:  Blogs  Peer to peer forums  Access Cisco experts Free!!communities.cisco.com/ucsintegrations
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition 41
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  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Do It Yourself SDK & Emulator GoUCS PowerShell & .NET Most flexible Most powerful Open Source UCS Dashboard Flexible Leverage power of community Multi-UCS Management Strategy UCS XML API UCS XML API UCS XML API UCS XML API Cisco Products UCS Central UCS Director Tidal/Newscale (CIAC) Cisco support and roadmap Reduce vendors ISV Partners System Center plug-in BMC Integration CA integration Etc….. Multi-vendor support Incumbency Broadest use cases Multi-UCS Management Solutions
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Data Center Management Challenges Require a trade-off between quality, time and resources Data Center Performance Quality ResourcesTime Responsiveness diminishes as complexity and demand increase Different tools needed to manage each layer of the data center Developing workarounds are costly and time consuming
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Data Center Performance Efficient Quality ResourcesTime Cisco UCS with Management Integrations End the need for trade-offs Agile: • Increase flexibility • Deploy new services in minutes not weeks • Respond to changing business environment • Achieve scale more easily Efficient: • Manage Costs • Reduce management and operational expense • Decrease the footprint required to deploy applications • Require less cabling, lower power and cooling costs Simple: • Reduce complexity • Control server and network architectures with a common OS • Unify servers, storage, network and management • Leverage existing tools and skill sets
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition UCS Management Ecosystem Overview Manage UCS with Industry Standard Tools Service Orchestration Provisioning and Configuration Monitoring and Analysis Third Party Management Unified Control API Service Profiles Cisco UCS Pools Cisco UCS Manager Application Stack UCS Visibility and Control OS and Software Management
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition UCS Management • One UCS System / Domain / Pod • Comprehensive XML API, standards-based interface • Bi-directional access to physical and logical components • UCS Central leverages UCS XML API • Delivered as a VM 48 XML API System Status Physical Inventory Logical Inventory Direct UCS PowerTool (PowerShell Toolkit) goUCS UCS Central UCS CLI UCSM GUI 3rd Party Custom Scripts
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Key Server Management Capabilities Service Orchestration Provision and Configure Monitor and Analyze Self-service IT portal Service catalog Orchestration/RBA Discovery Hardware monitoring Performance management OS provisioning Patch/software deployment Configuration compliance
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Manage UCS with Industry-Standard Tools • Discovery • Hardware monitoring • Performance management  BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management  CA Spectrum Infrastructure Manager, eHealth  EMC DCI  HP Operations Manager/OpenView  IBM Tivoli Monitoring  IBM Netcool  Microsoft System Center Operations Manager  ScienceLogic EM7  Zenoss Enterprise  Solarwinds Orion  InfoVista 5View, VistaInsight • Service catalog • Orchestration/RBA • Self-service IT portal  Cisco Intelligent Automation  BMC Cloud Lifecycle Manager  DynamicOps Cloud Automation Center  EMC Unified Infrastructure Manager  HP Operations Orchestration  IBM Service Delivery Manager  VMware vCenter Orchestrator  VMware vCloud Director  Microsoft System Center Orchestrator • OS provisioning • Configuration compliance • Patch/software deployment  BMC BladeLogic  CA Spectrum Automation Manager  HP Server Automation  IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager  Symantec Altiris DS Service OrchestrationDeploy and ConfigureMonitor and Analyze
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Tools • UCSPE – UCS Platform Emulator – • goUCS – Automation and scripting tool for UCS. • UCS PowerTool – Powershell tools for UCS • UCS Central – Manage and control multiple UCS domains together. • Microsoft Integration - System Center 2012 and SCCVM integration – • VMware Integration – vCenter plugin gives visibility into UCS from VMware • Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Plug-in for UCS – Manage UCS from Oracle • Openstack integration – UCS Automation with Openstack • Other integrations – There are many integrations are available
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition UCS Platform Emulator (UCSPE) 52 • No UCS Hardware Needed for API integration Development • Full featured emulator for the UCS Manager • Installs as a Virtual Machine • Provides complete support for all XML API calls • Object Browser to peruse the UCSM model • Import & replicate existing live UCS Manager physical inventory • Share saved physical inventories among UCS Platform Emulators • Drag-n-drop hardware builder to create custom physical inventory
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition  UCS Manager: Know XML, no problem  With goUCS: No XML, no problem  Convert UCS Manager actions into automation scripts 1 2 3 Perform single action on UCS Manager and capture it Create script in goUCS framework with variable substitutions Re-run script over and over against single or multiple UCSMs goUCS Automation Toolkit
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Cisco UCS PowerTool Programmatic control over UCS hardware • Architected for Flexibility and coverage • PowerShell Wrapper – Cmdlet definition and structure – Get-help support • .NET UCS Namespace Library – XML API call construction – Class Definition – Validation • PowerShell Design • In-line get-help support • Full Pipelining support • Fully classed object definition • All „legal‟ verbs • .NET Namespace provides common base for all Microsoft integration • Targeted to support full manageability of UCS across multiple releases Cisco UCS PowerTool Module UCS .NET Namespace UCS XML API cmdlets
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition UCS Central Centralized multi-domain management across local and remote datacenters, including: • Global Service Profiles and Templates, Policies, and pool management for cross-domain consistency • Centralized Fault Management for quicker troubleshooting • Global Inventory, Statistics and Reporting to simplify asset management and sizing Global Fault Management Domain Group Hierarchy Equipment Inventory and Status Tree Group Similar to UCS Manager
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition UCS Management with Operations Manager • Holistic View of Converged Infrastructure Health • Monitor alerts and faults on Chassis, Blades, Fabric Interconnects, I/O Power Supply, Fan Modules, etc. • Manage multiple UCS domains with single management pack • Simple and Powerful Visualizations • Graphical Views of UCS topology • Graphical views of physical and logical entities and relationships • Reliable Information • UCS XML API provides a powerful, supported interface for Operations Manager
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Cisco UCS UI extension for SCVMM • Manage your cloud from one console – Physical Compute and Virtual Infrastructure in one place • Show UCS inventory in SCVMM – Launch UCSM GUI from SCVMM – Summary status of servers • Basic functions on servers – SP association – Launch KVM – Change Power/Server status • Show Service Profiles, Templates – Instantiate SPs from templates • Correlate Service Profiles to physical servers to hypervisors relationships 57
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Automating UCS with System Center Orchestrator • Automate UCS management – Improve predictability and reduce manual errors with UCS integration pack – Reduce time to delivery and reduce TCO – Packaged UCS activities for consistent delivery of UCS operations • Deliver Scalable and Reliable UCS management through Orchestrated Workflows – Deliver consistent service across multiple systems and departments – Packaged workflows to automate UCS operations – UCS XML API provides a powerful, supported interface for Orchestrator workflow operations • Optimize and extend UCS capabilities • Integrate with 3rd party tools using Cisco UCS integration pack
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition UCS Management with System Center 2012 Ease IT management through a single interface Operations Manager Orchestrator Management Pack Integration Pack Unified Computing System Software Integration Infrastructure UCS Manager XML API Physical Virtual& Virtual Machine Manager UI Extension Integration Pack .NET Library Orchestrator
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition UCS C-series server Management with System Center 2012 Ease IT management through a single interface Operations Manager Orchestrator Management Pack Integration Pack Unified Computing System Software Integration Infrastructure UCS C-series CIMC Physical Virtual& SCCM .NET Library Integration Pack
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Deliver integrated private cloud solutions Cisco compute & network infrastructure with WS2012, SC 2012/R2 and Hyper-V Software Integrated Cisco + MSFT stack Infrastructure Operations Manager SCO Unified Computing System UCS Manager Physical Virtual& SCVMM WS 2012 with Hyper-V VM-FEX Cisco Virtual Networking Solutions for Hyper-V N1KV VASA/VSG Storage Provision and Manage WS2012 Physical and virtual environments supported by Cisco UCS and Cisco Virtual Networking Infrastructure. SC2012 R2 integrations available NOW!
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition • Microsoft Applications Microsoft Infrastructure Cisco and NetApp PowerShell Integration Libraries Cisco: UCS Manager, PowerTool NetApp: OCPM, Data ONTAP, PowerShell Toolkit Configuration & Provisioning Physical and Virtual Machine Monitoring Network Management Back Up & Recovery Disaster Recovery FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud with Hyper-V 62 Provisioning Monitoring AutomationCisco & NetApp Management Cisco & NetApp Hardware: • Compute • Network • Storage
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Provide a single point of administration for both physical and virtual infrastructure Streamline infrastructure management by tracking virtual & physical relationships Extend vCenter visibility into Cisco‟s advanced virtual networking technologies (VMFex, Virtual Interface Card, etc) Cisco UCS vCenter Plugin Unify VMware & UCS Administration
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Plug-in for UCS What is monitored? Why Use This Plug-in? Technical Details • Continue to use OEM 12c to now manage Cisco UCS • Incoming data formatted for 12c • Utilize the capabilities of UCS manager such as service profiles • Manage all Oracle and Cisco UCS environment from one screen Product Details • Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c R2 • UCS Manger 2.1+ • Operating System Supported: • Oracle Linux/RHEL Priority 1 • Windows Priority 2 • Solaris 10/11 Priority 3 • All UCS blades/chassis supported • All Rack Optimized (C-Series) supported • Product FCS – Summer 2014 (July) • Price $0 • Support – Cisco TAC • Downloadable from Cisco.com • Available world wide • Free upgrade to version 2 in CY Q4‟14 • All system components • Blade details, CPU, memory, etc • Performance metrics • Health status/Environmental • Current, voltage, thermal, fan • Network – data transfer, pause, loss, error • Config details, firmware, identifier pools • Exposing native Cisco events - incidents
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Manage UCS with HP Software • Monitor UCS with Operations Manager 9.1 (a.k.a Openview) – Qualified event (XML) receiver for UCS – 2 versions for UCS Manager and Cisco IMC – Windows and Linux versions • Automate UCS workflows with HP Operations Orchestration 9.0 • Out of the box UCS flows and actions • Single click provisioning of UCS servers • Capability to include Python scripts in workflows
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Nagios plugins • Open source platform for monitoring • Cisco plugins for both UCS Manager and Cisco IMC • Foundational capabilities – Complete domain and server inventory – Health summary and status – Complete fault and event information – UCS specific graphical interface – CLI for common configuration and query operations
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Cisco UCS servers Python SDK Programmatic control over UCS UCS Manager or Cisco IMC 3rd party tools Python SDK (UCS/IMC XML wrapper) UCS XML API • Extend python based automation to UCS servers seamlessly • Architected for Flexibility and coverage • Comprehensive coverage of all supported operations • Fully classed object definition • Targeted to support full manageability of UCS across multiple releases • Sample scripts for shorter ramp up Custom scripts
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition UCS Automation with OpenStack Integrated, Policy-Based Infrastructure Management Configuration Automation Optimized workload placement OpenStack Deployment Automation1 Virtual & Bare metal services (BMaaS Integration) 2 3 4 Single touch deployment across 1000‟s nodes HYPERVISOR Physical Server Provisioning (BMaaS) Virtual Server Provisioning 5 Dense storage server (storage nodes) Dense compute server (compute nodes) New UCS Product Lines for scale-out & OpenStack Platforms
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition OpenStack: Scripted Install of OpenStack on UCS Chassis/Server Discovery Service Profile Association PXE boot devices deployed Cobbler database update Register NodesProvision UCS Servers Updates the newly added node info in puppet Puppet apply Add hosts/system in OpenStack Event Listener PXE boot for initial OS install RHEL 6.4 installation on bare-metal servers Sync all the plugins from Puppet Master Host OS Install Inventory of nova nodes on controller VM Provisioning OpenStack Services Deployment OpenStack Handover Hostname / IP address Logical credentials Resource allocation preferences Only Point of User Touch Pre-configure UCS
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Cobbler/Puppet based Node Subscription 4. PXE Boot 5. Puppet sync 1. Read conf file 2. Apply policies 3. Update Puppet/Cobbler DB Build Node Control Node Compute Nodes (nova-compute, libvirtd) (glance, scheduler, API-deamons)
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Take the Risk Out of Getting Started • Engage with your partner and/or Cisco Ask to see a demo Ask for comparative configuration • SmartPlay Bundles Includes all the server parts to get started • Cisco® Validated Design Reference Architecture Predefined system and network configurations Joint testing at scale • Proof of Concept Technical support • Financial Analysis ROI and TCO calculators • Professional Services Strategy > Plan/Design > Implement > Optimize
  • © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Local Edition Register for CiscoLive! – San Francisco 72 CiscoLive! – San Francisco May 18 – 22, 2014 www.ciscolive.com/us
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