“When we powered on the Cisco UCS B230M2, VMware Auto Deploy used our PXE boot infrastructure and vSphere host profiles to provision and customize the new server. Because Auto Deploy stores the vSphere 5 OS in memory only, the server is stateless, so no local disk or boot from SAN configuration is required for operation. Stateless servers are preferred from a security point of view because when powered off no persistent data remains on the server. Because there is no configuration on the server, stateless servers are easy to replace.When the vCenter Server system was fully loaded, Auto Deploy added the blade to our virtual desktop cluster. Once added, vCenter Host configured the network, storage, firewall, and advanced features like Cisco VM-FEX. Cisco UCS Service Profiles and VMware Auto Deploy made blade deployment a stateless, scalable, and fully automated process. Figure 3 compares this approach to a traditional blade deployment.”
Are You Really Searching For The 1% Energy Improvement? •Reduce power by reducing number of components Architecture •Better cooling through simplified design •Industry standard processor and memory CPU and Memory •Offer range of Intel processors, from 60W to 95W •Designed for up to 130W processors •12V power to motherboard reduces conversion loss Infrastructure •High efficiency voltage regulators •SFP+ CU cables reduce power consumption vs 10GBASE-T •High efficiency PSUs that can support up to 130W CPUs •N+1 and N+N redundancy (grid) Power Supply •Single passive power backplane •Single Phase Power •Straight through airflow no bends or turns Cooling •63% open midplane allows directed airflow for optimum cooling •Extensive monitoring and alarming Active thermal •Variable fan speed reacts to thermal output •Sensor data aggregated by mgmt software for entire system monitoring •Zoned Cooling Power •Blade and chassis level power measurement sensors •Thermal sensors on all major components management •Power Capping
LAN SANLAN Connectivity OS & Application SAN Connectivity State abstracted from hardware MAC Address Drive Controller F/W UUID BMC Firmware WWN Address NIC Firmware Drive Firmware BIOS Firmware HBA Firmware NIC Settings BIOS Settings HBA Settings UUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b… Boot Order MAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FC WWN: 5080020000075740 Boot Order: SAN, LAN Chassis-1/Blade-2 Chassis-8/Blade-5 • One time, consistent configurations through policies • Server pre-provisioning and rapid physical server migration • Pooling of resources for easy capacity grouping
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