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Principal Consultant and Cisco UCS Subject Matter Expert

#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 Download: 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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UCS Manager 2.2 (El Capitan) Released

Last week saw the latest major update to UCS Manager in the form of version 2.2 codenamed “El Capitan” It certainly doesn’t seem a year since I wrote the summary for the then eagily awaited 2.1 “Delmar” release” but I guess time really does fly … Continue reading

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Under the Cisco UCS Kimono

If you have ever wanted a sneaky peak under the UCS Kimono (GUI) then this posts for you. The goal of this post is to clarify the end-to-end path from a Cisco UCS vNIC through the UCS Infrastructure to the point … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Processor Journey

While not perhaps the most interesting topic for some, this is a post I have been meaning to do for some time, and the recent Intel E5-2600v2 CPU Additions into the Cisco UCS lineup have kicked my butt into writing … Continue reading

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