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).
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.
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.
This article builds upon my previous post, plus the existing white papers and blogs listed below, to provide a VCDX-style guide to the design decisions that need to be considered for Enterprise-level Network Attached Storage (NAS) with vSphere 5.1 and the EMC Symmetrix VMAX 20K with VNX VG8 NAS Gateways.
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.