Cisco UCS offers a unique approach to deploying compute, network and storage resources in datacenter environments. UCS offers immense value, but requires datacenter professionals to master a new paradigm and an unfamiliar operational model, in which setup and operations are abstracted, and traditional server management techniques may no longer apply. Cisco UCS Deployment Best Practices brings together Cisco's best expert guidance for every step of UCS setup, configuration, and deployment.
This comprehensive guide can help IT professionals start from scratch and build out even the most complex UCS system to play a central role in operational infrastructure. For UCS power users, it is an indispensable reference for adding services and making changes after deployment. Authored by frontline Cisco engineers who work closely with both customers and product developers, it offers detailed operational guidance available in no other book. Coverage includes:
- Setting up UCS and establishing reliable connectivity
- Using the UCS object-based model to build standard operational policies
- Establishing a repeatable and consistent management workflow
- Monitoring and troubleshooting UCS on a day-to-day basis