Contact slide author (M. Sean McGee; email@example.com) for slide updates or explanation if needed.As of release in Dec 2010 (1.4(1)), Cisco UCS now only needs 3 infrastructure management IP addresses for 160 servers compared to HP’s need for up to 7 management IP addresses for each chassis – or 70 management IP addresses for 160 servers (up to 50 IPs if using FlexFabric).HP with Flex10 (7 IPs per enclosure)2x VC Enet modules = 2 IPs2x VC FC modules = 2 IPs1x VC Manager = 1 IP2x Onboard Administrator = 2 IPsHP with FlexFabric (5 IPs per enclosure)2x VC FlexFabric modules = 2 IPs1x VC Manager = 1 IP2x Onboard Administrator = 2 IPs
This slide is meant to show just how complex a single server is-Just like a house, a server has a lot of complex things inside it. Those things also need to be handled manually by different specialists (Network Team, Storage Team, Server Team, Facilities)-It is also a time consuming, usually manual process to deploy a server-Again we see the legacy thinking is full of complexity and cost
UCS invents what is called “Stateless Computing”-Just like a blueprint for a house, we can take all the things required to build a server, but we build it as a text file within UCSM-That text file is called a “Service Profile”-All planning, settings and configurations are done inside this text file, instead to the server hardware itself-This allows us to quickly manage and automate the actual deployment of that server when we want to build it-When we are ready to deploy, we simply click on a service profile and tell UCS Manager to associate it to a waiting x86 server-UCSM then automates the whole building process of the server and within minutes we have a fully operating device-We can use templates to deploy any number of service profiles, all with a few clicks and all on demand (automated versus manual)
As you scale UCS domains there can be multiple UCS managers in the infrastructure, each managing a pair of fabric interconnects and the associated chassis and servers.What Pasadena brings is the ability to centralize the management of multiple UCS domains whether they are in a single datacenter or spread across multiple datacentersPasadena takes the underlying policy based management philosophy of UCS and simple globalizes it. As an example now you can have virtual MAC addresses derived from a global pool or firmware deployed from a central location to any UCS domainsUsing the same model based architectural framework of UCS Manager, Pasadena offers an API that can now be used for global automation among UCS domains.As the number of UCS domains and managed servers grow, this tool provides a way in which the management of this growing infrastructure can continue to be simple.As a result the operational savings of UCS continue to grow as the UCS environment itself grows.
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