UCS Central best practices for single and multi UCS domain management

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VM World 2014 presentation by Jacob Van Ewyk, UCS Management Product Manager at Cisco.

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  • 1. UCS CentralBest Practices for Single and Multi-Domain UCS ManagementJacob Van EwykUCS Management product manager

2. Cisco Unified Computing SystemFastest Growing Product in the Market33,000+ UNIQUE UCSCUSTOMERS 2#1 Americas revenuemarket share in x86blades 1Top 5 Server Vendor 1$2.6B+More than 75% of allcustomers have invested in UCSData CenterAnnualizedRevenue RunRate 2Fortune 5003,600+ UCS CHANNEL PARTNERS94 world record performance benchmarks to dateSource: 1 IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, 2014Q1, May 2014, Vendor Revenue ShareSource: 2 As of Cisco Q3FY14 earnings results Data Center Revenue is defined as Cisco UCS and Nexus 1000V 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 2 3. Unified Computing Product InnovationUCS ManagerComprehensive Role-BasedManagement and Automation forEase of Integration and OperationUnified FabricBest-of-Breed Cisco Networking forPowerful Simple Operation With FEXArchitecture, FCoE, Unified PortsVirtualized I/OInnovation for Scalable FlexibilityWith Industry Leading Performanceand a Certified I/O StackCompute WithNO CompromiseSupport for Both Blade andRack-Mount Servers in a SingleUCS Managed DomainSTANDARDAPISXML API 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 3 4. UCS Management Value PropositionConfiguration PortabilitySIM CardIdentity for a PhoneService ProfileIdentity for a ServerUCS Service ProfileUnified Device ManagementNetwork PolicyStorage PolicyServer Policy 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 4 5. UCS Management PortfolioPolicy Driven, Application Centric Infrastructure Management andAPIUCS CentralPolicy Driven Multi DC, Multi-DomainManagementAPI APIAPICIMCNon-CiscoInfrastructureVirtual MachinesNetwork DevicesStorage FlexPod vBlockStand-Alone UCSUCS ManagerDomain 1UCS ManagerDomain xC-Series Unified ComputingBasic Management FunctionalityUCS Director APISystemUCS DirectorOrchestrationIntegrated & ConvergedInfrastructureServersAdvanced Infrastructure Abstraction & Automation 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 5 6. UCS CentralCentralized multi-domainmanagement across local andremote datacenters, including: Global Service Profiles andTemplates, Policies, and poolmanagement for cross-domainconsistency Centralized Fault Management forquicker troubleshooting Global Inventory, Statistics andReporting to simplify assetmanagement and sizingGlobal FaultManagementDomain GroupHierarchyEquipmentInventory andStatusTree GroupSimilar to UCSManagerUCS Central 1.2(1a) available as of July 2014 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 6 7. Why Should Customers Use UCS Central?Feature Functions BenefitInformation Dashboard Centralized hardware inventory, centralizedfaults/logs, and up to one year of statisticsImproved visibility across local and remotedomains reduces the administrative time tomonitor, troubleshoot, inventory, and do capacityplanningCentralized Backup Scheduled backup of UCS Manager andUCS Central instances.Automated backups to a central location improvesresiliency with minimal administrative impactAdministrativeConfigurationCross-domain administrative settings andcross-domain ID pools that new UCSManager instances have access to uponregistrationSet up new domains in minutes with limitedadministrative effort while maintaining cross-domainconsistencyOperational Control Global policies and settings that candeployed and enforced across domainsPolicy and settings standardization andenforcement across domains helps ensurecompliance, reduces configuration issues, andreduces troubleshooting time.Workload Mobility Global Service Profiles with optional sitespecific settings for localizationConsistent deployments across UCS domains withthe flexibility to quickly provision, de-provision, ormove workloads between servers or domains. 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 7 8. UCS Management in a VMware Environment Advanced Converged Infrastructure hardware management with UCSManager and UCS Central Redeploy VMware hosts in minutes Standardized VMware host deployments across servers, UCS domains,and data centers with UCS Central Tight integration between UCS Management and VMware managementtools using the XML API vCenter Plug In vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 8 9. UCS Central Resources UCS Central External Web Page http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps12502/index.html UCS Community Page https://communities.cisco.com/ucs Google+ Cisco Data Center & Cloud Live & previously recorded UCS Management Hangouts on Air UCS Central Best Practice Guide https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-32946 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 9 10. Thank you. 11. Cisco Data Center Social Map Twitter: @ciscoDC 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: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cisco-data-center-and-cloud Google +: http://goo.gl/irm4b 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 11