Author Archives: ucsguru

About ucsguru

Principal Consultant and Cisco UCS Subject Matter Expert

Cisco UCS Integration with Cisco ACI

This video gives a complete walkthrough of configuring a Cisco UCS domain into a Cisco ACI Fabric, and then extending the Cisco ACI Policy into a VMware vSphere environment within that UCS infrastructure. Have fun!  

Posted in SDN | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Where’s the Tyrrel gone?

Those that know me, will be well aware that I’m no stranger to the inside of a saloon, and it was during one of these evenings that I got into a debate on Formula 1, now I don’t really follow … Continue reading

Posted in SDN | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Cisco UCS New M4 Additions!

Following on from last weeks big announcements and the teaser on the new M4 line-up I am pleased to say I can now post the details of that new line-up. The new M4 servers, are based on the Intel Grantley-EP … Continue reading

Posted in Product Updates | 12 Comments

Cisco UCS: Major Announcement

Hi All It’s finally September the 4th which means only one thing, the biggest single day of Cisco UCS announcements since the products launch 5 years ago. The strapline of the launch is “Computing at every scale” And “Scale” both … Continue reading

Posted in Product Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Unification Part 2: FCoE Demystified

As promised here is the 2nd part of the Unified Fabric post, where we get under the covers with FCoE. The first and most important thing to clarify is as its name suggests Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) still uses … Continue reading

Posted in CCIE DC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Unification Part 1: The Rise of the Data Centre Admin.

This is the first of a 2-Part Post: Part one is a non-technical primer. Then in part two we have some fun sorting out your LLDP from your DCBX with sprinkles of ETS, covered in a PFC sauce topped off … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in CCIE DC | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Product Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#EngineersUnplugged ACI Edition with Colin Lynch and Hal Rottenburg

Posted in SDN | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments