Tag Archives: Cisco

Sizing your Cisco HyperFlex Cluster

Calculating the usable capacity of your HyperFlex cluster under all scenarios is worth taking some time to fully understand The most significant design decision to take, is whether to optimise your HyperFlex cluster for Capacity or Availability, as with most … Continue reading

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Cisco HyperFlexes its muscles.

If “Software Defined X” has been the hot topic over the last couple of years then “Hyperconvergence” is certainly set to be one of the hottest topics of 2016, like most buzzwords it’s a very overused term, the word even has “hype” in the … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Generation 3 First Look.

I noticed last week that Cisco have just released the eagerly awaited Cisco UCS 3.1 code “Granada” on CCO. Whenever a major or a minor code drop appears the first thing I always do is read the  Release Notes , to see … Continue reading

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Why did “Renaming” an unused VLAN bring down my entire production management environment?

Why did “Renaming” an unused VLAN bring down my entire production Cisco UCS management environment? Continue reading

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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!  

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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

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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

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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

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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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