Ucs central best practices

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Ucs central best practices

  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 Central Best Practices Jeff Silberman : UCS Technical Marketing Engineer Co-Sponsored by Intel®
  2. 2. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.BRKCOM-2014 Cisco Public UCS Central Overview / Intro Chicago L.A. New York UCS Admin 2 UCS Central is the Information Focal Point View UCS Central Information: - Faults - Events - Inventory - Statistics Information: - Faults - Events - Inventory - Statistics Information: - Faults - Events - Inventory - Statistics Information: - Faults - Events - Inventory - Statistics Information: - Faults - Events - Inventory - Statistics Information: - Faults - Events - Inventory - Statistics
  3. 3. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.BRKCOM-2014 Cisco Public UCS Central Overview / Intro Chicago L.A. New York UCS Admin 3 UCS Central is the Configuration Focal Point Configure UCS Central Settings: - Pools - Policies - Profiles - VLANs - VSANs Settings: - Pools - Policies - Profiles - VLANs - VSANs Settings: - Pools - Policies - Profiles - VLANs - VSANs Settings: - Pools - Policies - Profiles - VLANs - VSANs Settings: - Pools - Policies - Profiles - VLANs - VSANs Settings: - Pools - Policies - Profiles - VLANs - VSANs
  4. 4. Use Hierarchy (DG and Orgs)  Don’t use “root” or “org-root” 4
  5. 5. Use Global Pools/Policies and SPs 5
  6. 6. Prefix Global Names with “G-” 6
  7. 7. Use “Import Policies” - Make existing Operational Policies “Golden” 7
  8. 8. Get Comfortable  Model and Test as much as possible  Use UCSPE --- “Safe Sandbox”  Phase in Adoption over Time as Comfort Increases 8
  9. 9. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.BRKCOM-2014 Cisco Public “Ease-in” to Global Policy Usage  “Opt-In” to global policies over time (as comfort increases)  Remember:  Global Policy resolution can revert back to local  Global Policy resolution promotes administrative scalability 9 Best Practice
  10. 10. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.BRKCOM-2014 Cisco Public ID Pool Management – Migration UCS1 UCS2 UCS3 PoolLocal_Pool_1 PoolLocal_Pool_2 PoolLocal_Pool_3 75:63:73:72:6f:63:6b:73 62:75:79:75:63:73:21:21 66:63:6f:65:62:61:62:79 75:63:73:6d:63:6f:6f:6c 76:69:63:70:6f:77:65:72 73:76:63:70:72:6f:66:6c 67:72:6f:77:75:63:73:21 Service Profile: SP1 PoolDefault empty PoolDefault empty PoolDefault empty PoolLocal_Pool_1 67:72:6f:77:75:63:73:21 Service Profile: SP2 PoolLocal_Pool_2 Service Profile: SP3 PoolLocal_Pool_3 66:63:6f:65:62:61:62:79 76:69:63:70:6f:77:65:72 10 Best Practice For Your Reference
  11. 11. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.BRKCOM-2014 Cisco Public Global Configuration Settings 1. UCS Central Backups – Backup of UCS Central is essential – Certain elements cannot be easily reconstructed (like Domain Groups) 2. UCSM Domain Backups – Domain Backups can be automatic – Backup / Export Policies defined per Domain Group – Requires Global Policy Resolution Control Global Backup Policies 11 Best Practice Best Practice
  12. 12. With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility Model and Test as much as possible; Use UCSPE; “Safe Sandbox” Watch Out for Caveats Visit http://communities.cisco.com/ucsm 12
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 14© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 14

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