Category: Cisco

Cisco UCS Configuration Guide for vSphere – Part 7 – Firmware Upgrade

This post describes the procedure for the end-to-end upgrade of the firmware for a Cisco UCS Blade System.  At the time of writing, the UCS is delivered from the factory with version 2.2(1b) and the latest stable release is 2.2(1d).

Cisco UCS Configuration Guide for vSphere – Part 3 – LAN

This is part 3 of the Cisco UCS Configuration Guide.  This post is broken into two components: configuring the physical Server/FC/LAN links and the creation of UCS LAN policies.

Cisco UCS Configuration Guide for vSphere – Part 2 – Equipment

This is part 2 of the Cisco UCS Configuration Guide.  This post is broken into two components: the physical Cisco UCS installation and the initial configuration of the Cisco UCS.

Cisco UCS Configuration Guide for vSphere – Part 1 – Overview

You have been given the task of bringing a brand new Cisco UCS online.  However, you are used to traditional server infrastructure (eg. HP, IBM, Fujitsu). If you are asking yourself, “What is policy-based computing? How do I configure this thing?” Then this series of posts is for you.

End-to-End Network QoS for vSphere 5.1 with Cisco UCS and Nexus

This article builds upon the white papers and blogs that are available (listed below) and provides a VCDX-style guide to design decisions that need to be considered for End-to-End Network Quality of Service for vSphere 5.1 with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Cisco Nexus switches.

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