Author Archives: ucsguru

About ucsguru

Principal Consultant and Cisco UCS Subject Matter Expert

OTV doesn’t kill people, people kill people.

I was designing a Datacentre migration for one of our clients, they have two DC’s 10km apart connected with some dark fibre. Both DC’s were in the south of England but the client needed to vacate the current buildings and … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS has had a baby (Mother and Daughterboard doing well)

As many of you know I am now in full CCIE Datacenter study mode, and as such, I never seem to have as much time to blog and answer posted questions as I would like. However I felt compelled to … Continue reading

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The King is Dead, Long live the King!

Huge congratulations to Cisco for achieving number 1 in the x86 blade server market in only 5 Years since launch. According to the latest IDC worldwide quarterly Server Tracker (2014 Q1) Cisco UCS which turned 5 years old this year … Continue reading

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#EngineersUnplugged ACI Edition with Colin Lynch and Hal Rottenburg

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Colin Lynch and Joe Onisick Talk Cisco ACI

Listen to Cisco Champion radio with Joe Onisick @jonisick and Colin Lynch @UCSguru on Cisco ACI and Nexus 9000 hosted by Amy Lewis @CommsNinja http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-132150/TS-828758.mp3

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Behind The Cisco Service Request

Ever wondered who’s on the other end of your Cisco Service Request? well wonder no more as I put on my CiscoChampion hat and play journalist for the week at Cisco Live Milan

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The SDN Meteor is coming

When you next look up at the night sky, you may see a bright spec in the distance, and that bright spec is set to get a lot brighter. The spec of which I speak is Software Defined Networking (SDN) … Continue reading

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Cols Guide to… VXLAN

Your indispensible guides to making your IT life simpler. So what is VXLAN and why do we need it? Well put simply it’s VLAN with an X in the middle :-) the X standing for eXtensible. VXLAN was a joint … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be a Cisco Champion?

Anyone with more than a passing familiarity with Twitter will no doubt have seen a hashtag whizz passed entitled #CiscoChampion or even #CiscoChampion(s) (more on the latter later) So what does this mean? well you may well be familiar with … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Boot From SAN Video Walktrough

Hi All I’ve been meaning to do this video for ages and finally had some time to do it. The most common questions I tend to get are generally around booting a Cisco UCS Server from the SAN. Now in … Continue reading

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