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Cisco Unified Computing System 4.1 v1

Date
May 2020

Overview

Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS®) delivers smart, programmable infrastructure that simplifies and speeds enterprise-class application and service deployment in bare-metal, virtualized and cloud-computing environments. Unified, model-based management, end-to-end provisioning, and migration support come together in this next-generation data center platform to accelerate and simplify application deployment with greater reliability and security.

To learn more about Cisco Unified Computing System, please visit www.cisco.com/go/ucs.

Scenarios

This demonstration contains the following scenarios:

  • Scenario 1: Service Profiles
    • Server Profile Provisioning on Cisco UCS with Puppet and Razor Integration
    • Interactive Model of UCS B-Series and UCS 5100 Series
    • Moving Service Profiles Between Physical Blades
  • Scenario 2: Cisco UCS KVM Manager
  • Appendix A: Cisco UCS Manager Integration with Puppet and Razor

Components

  • Cisco UCS Manager 4.0.x
  • 2 x Cisco UCS 6248UP 32-Port Fabric Interconnects
  • 1 x Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis
  • 2 x Cisco UCS 2204XP Fabric Extenders
  • 8 x Cisco UCS B200 Mx Blade Servers with Cisco VIC Cards
  • Puppet Enterprise 2016.5
  • Razor Server 1.5 configured to provision CentOS 6, CentOS 7, Ubuntu 12, VMware ESXi 6.5, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Workstation

 

Features

Service Profile Provisioning & Portability
  • Provision service profiles on blades with a few mouse clicks, and move services profiles from one blade to another for equipment upgrades, equipment failure, or scheduled maintenance.
Interactive Model of UCS B Series and UCS-5100 Series
  • Interactive 3D model of UCS hardware components.
New HTML5 Cisco UCS KVM Manager
  • HTML5 interface that allows quick KVM access to any provisioned service profile.
Integration with Razor and Puppet
  • The Puppet and Razor configuration management and automation solution allows for fast deployment of a wide range of operating systems including Linux, Windows and VMware.

Resources

Demo Profile: https://dcloud-cms.cisco.com/demo/cisco-unified-computing-system-4-1-v1

Cisco dCloud support: https://dcloud-cms.cisco.com/help/cisco-dcloud-support

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