UCS Best Practices in VM Environments

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UCS Best Practices in VM Environments

  1. 1. 1© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1 UCS Best Practices in VM Environments Jeff Silberman : UCS Technical Marketing Co-Sponsored by Intel®
  2. 2. 2© 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Cisco UCS Leadership & Momentum  Unified Infrastructure: compute, networking, virtualization, storage access, management software  Management Automation: Service Profiles accelerate application deployment  Design flexibility: scale and management simplicity across systems and across data centers  Ideal Cloud Infrastructure: UCS is Cisco’s silver bullet in winning the cloud built-out  Data Center $2 billion annualized revenue run rate (Q3FY2013), growing 77% Y/Y  #2 Worldwide x86 blade server market share with 19.3%  #2 Americas x86 blade server market share with 26.9%  Over 23,000 unique UCS customers; 87% Y/Y growth  3,400 UCS channel partners; 1700 achieved Data Center Specialization Certification
  3. 3. 3© 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public BIOS Policies  Disable Quiet Mode  Enable VT  Use VT-d (DirectPath) for High Performance Requirements
  4. 4. 4© 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Use the VIC for H/W Interface-based Isolation  Use the VIC when H/W Interface-based Isolation is required
  5. 5. 5© 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public VNIC Template Wizard for P-to-V with Port Profiles  VNIC Template Wizard for P-to-V with Port Profiles
  6. 6. 6© 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public VCON Placement Policies with Full Width Blades
  7. 7. 7© 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Use Teaming, not HW Failover  Use Teaming, not HW Failover
  8. 8. 8© 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Use SP Templates and Server Pools to segregate
  9. 9. 9© 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID Cisco Public Script, Automate, Use PowerTool/PowerCLI : Avoid the GUI  Script, Automate, Use PowerTool/PowerCLI  Avoid Using the GUI --- *any* GUI  Visit http://communities.cisco.com/ucsm
  10. 10. Visit Cisco Booth 1005 Twitter: @ciscoDC, #ciscovmw Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CiscoDC Youtube: http://www.youtubecisco.com/datacenter Cisco DCC Blog: http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter Slideshare: http://slideshare.com/CiscoDataCenter Community: : https://communities.cisco.com/community/technology/datacenter Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/ciscosystems/data-center LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com search “Cisco Data Center” group Google +: http://goo.gl/irm4b In Collaboration with Intel® Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon and Xeon inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
  11. 11. 11© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 11

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