Unified Computing System


Introduction to UCS – Unified Computing System 1

Recently I attended a session on UCS and was completely amazed at the amount of work put in by CISCO folks on the UCS and hence i decided to briefly explain the various components of UCS and why it is such an amazing product .  True to its name , CISCO’s UCS is a complete unified system that addresses some limitations with Servers that are available in the market today . UCS Blade Servers combined with the management software UCS Manager makes a great product. UCS seems to have been inspired from VMware in making the product Scalable , Manageable and Reliable. UCS is made for the Enterprise and purposely built for Virtualization . A strong 10GE and SAN infrastructure would make UCS an invaluable asset to any Organization . UCS is available in two variants : B Series – Blade Servers C Series – Rack Mount Servers B Series Blade Servers  : UCS B Series is made up of Blade Chassis that consists of Blades and Fabric Extenders that connects to a Fabric Switch with Expansion Modules which in turn connects to the Corporate Network. All UCS Blade chassis and its components can be managed from UCS Manager . UCS Manager : Provides unified, embedded management of all software and hardware […]