Tag Archives: UCS

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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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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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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Response to the Video “HP OneView + HP BladeSystem: Faster, Simpler, Smarter than Cisco UCS Manager”

Now I don’t usually involve myself in Vendor hype and “FUD Spreading” including that from Cisco, I understand it’s the world we live in, and my role and value as an independent Consultant is to cut through all that, and … Continue reading

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20Gb + 20Gb = 10Gb? UCS M3 Blade I/O Explained

There comes a time, when if I have to answer the same question a certain number of times, I think “this obviously requires a blog post”, so I can just tell the next person who asks to go and read … Continue reading

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Monitoring Cisco UCS

I am sure I’m opening up a huge can of worms with this post, but all those who know me, will know that I am never one to shy away from controversy or from encouraging debate. In my role as … Continue reading

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UCS Manager 2.1

As you may be aware a major UCS Manager update has been in development for the past 12 Months or so, I have been keeping a keen eye on this as there are several aspects to the new release which … Continue reading

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UCS Central Announced

So it’s finally here, the product we have been anxiously awaiting for over a year since the vague details and whispers of what was known as “Pasadena” began to circulate. If like me you do some very large Cisco UCS … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Traffic Separation

Most of my blog posts derive not from what I think you ought to know about Cisco UCS although some certainly do, but generally from customer questions about the technology, and if one customer is asking a particular question then … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Active Directory Integration

Last week on Twitter I asked for the topics people would most like to see covered on my blog, and the winner was Cisco UCS and LDAP / AD Intergration so here it is: As a side note I also … Continue reading

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