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  • Cisco Confidential© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 1 A Better Data Center July 16th, 2013 +
  • © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 2 The Best Data Center Is One You Never Notice It Is Agile, Efficient, And Simple
  • © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 3 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
  • © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 4 Data Center Performance Efficient Quality ResourcesTime 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
  • © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 5 •  A suite of tools that provide management, virtualization, monitoring, and security for your data center •  Manage your physical and virtual IT environments across data centers, client computers and devices •  Manages Cisco UCS servers across multiple blade chassis and rack servers as one logical, highly available entity with flexible service profiles •  Provides granular UCS visibility and control to Microsoft data center management tools through a comprehensive XML API
  • © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 6 •  Employment of Cisco power to enhance your existing management tools and skill sets •  Utilization of a single Microsoft interface to manage, monitor, measure and automate at every layer •  Management of physical and virtual machines identically UCS Manager seamlessly integrates with Microsoft System Center tools such as Operations Manager, Orchestrator and Virtual Machine Manager •  Provides end-to-end management in the UCS platform •  Eliminates the need for an external management server •  Enables rapid provisioning and scaling of IT infrastructure •  Comprehensive XML API gives customers programmatic capability to choose their management tools UCS Manager +
  • © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 7 IS  NOT:   §  OS  and  applica+on  management     §  provisioning,  patching,  security,   performance,  inventory,  change   management   §  All  transparently  handled    by   ecosystem  solu8ons   §  Orchestra+on  of  other  devices   §  E.g.  storage,  firewalls,  L3  routers,   …   §  VM  Management   §  Workflow  Engine   IS:   §  A  Single  point  of  management   for  the  en8re  system   §  IO  Fabric   §  Chassis  and  Servers   §  Adapters  &  virtual  I/O   §  Centralized   §  A  Policy-­‐driven  Device  Manager   §  Configura8on   §  Fault   §  Monitoring   §  …  
  • © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 8 Use familiar tools and simplify management Software Integration Infrastructure Operations Manager Orchestrator Management Pack Integration Pack Cisco Unified Computing System UCS Manager Physical Virtual& SCVMM .NET Library UI Extension
  • © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 9 XML API UCS Cluster Object Browser UCS Manager Command Line Network Mgmt Browser Plug-In Tools & Applications http://<ucsm>/nuova
  • Cisco Confidential© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 10 §  Contain server state information §  User-defined –  Each profile can be individually created –  Profiles can be generated from a template §  Applied to physical blades at run time –  Without profiles, blades are just anonymous hardware components §  Consistent and simplified server deployment – “pay-as-you-grow” deployment –  Configure once, purchase & deploy on an “as-needed” basis §  Simplified server upgrades – minimize risk –  Simply disassociate server profile from existing chassis/blade and associate to new chassis/blade §  Enhanced server availability – purchase fewer servers for HA –  Use same pool of standby servers for multiple server types – simply apply appropriate profile during failover Run-time association Server Name UUID MAC WWN Boot info LAN Config SAN Config Server Name UUID MAC WWN Boot info LAN Config SAN Config Server Name UUID, MAC,WWN Boot info firmware LAN, SAN Config Firmware…
  • © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 11 UCS – B series Cisco Nexus 5K EMC VNX 5300 Cisco ® UCS B-Series Blade Servers and UCS Manager Cisco Nexus® Family Switches NetApp FAS Storage Systems FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud First Validated Data Center Infrastructure for Microsoft Private Cloud with System Center 2012. Tight integration between UCS Manager and Microsoft System Center provides “single pane of glass” management from network switch to application. Citrix XenDesktop on FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud Support for 2000 desktop users. Takes advantage of UCS’s high-density platform. First workload validated to run on top of FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud with System Center 2012. EMC FT 3.0 configuration Components, from CPUs to physical drives, are used optimally—each server is configured with the memory and network adapters optimized for Hyper-V virtualization. All Microsoft products are deployed on UCS servers that utilize EMC VNX storage to simplify deployment for virtualization
  • © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 12 •  Microsoft Tech Ed 2011 •  Best of Tech Ed Winner in Hardware Category •  Cisco Product: UCS B Series •  Microsoft Tech Ed 2012 •  Best of Tech Ed Winner for Breakthrough Product •  Cisco Product: UCS Manager Best of Tech Ed winners stand apart from the pack, either offering an edge in product functionality, boasting enhanced feature sets in new versions, or introducing innovative technology. Winners are chosen based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage, and exceptional value to customers.
  • © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 13
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