Deploy servers and application stacks using Packt’s new book and eBook

March 2014 | Enterprise

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Implementing Cisco UCS Solutions by Farhan Ahmed Nadeem and Prasenjit Sarkar. This is a practical, hands-on guide which will help readers to understand the methodologies and deploying of Cisco UCS components. The print book has 370 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $25.49.

About the Author:
Farhan Ahmed Nadeem has been in the IT field for over 17 years. He has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and holds a number of certifications including CCNP/CCNA DC, VCP, CISSP, CCA, and MCSE-EA. He has extensive work experience in complex heterogeneous environments comprising various hardware platforms, operating systems, and applications. This exposure gave him broad knowledge in investigating, designing, implementing, and managing infrastructure solutions. He progressively started focusing on virtualization technologies and the Cisco UCS platform.

Prasenjit Sarkar is a senior member of technical staff at VMware Service Provider Cloud R&D, where he provides architectural oversight and technical guidance for designing, implementing, and testing VMware's Cloud datacenters. He is an author, R&D guy, and a blogger focusing on virtualization, cloud computing, storage, networking, and other enterprise technologies. He holds certifications from VMware, Cisco, Citrix, Red Hat, Microsoft, IBM, HP, and Exin. Prior to joining VMware, he served other fine organizations (such as Capgemini, HP, and GE) as a solution architect and infrastructure architect.

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) unify computing, networking, management, virtualization, and storage access into a single integrated architecture. The idea behind the system is to reduce total cost of ownership and improve scalability by integrating the different components into a cohesive platform that can be managed as a single unit.

Implementing Cisco UCS Solutions is a hands-on guide that helps readers with deployment in Cisco UCS with real-world examples to help them configure and deploy Cisco UCS components. Starting with the description of Cisco UCS equipment options, the book then introduces the reader to the Cisco UCS Emulator which is an excellent resource that helps them to practically learn how to deploy Cisco UCS components. This book helps the reader learn everything they need to know for the rapidly increasing amount of Cisco UCS deployments in the real world.

Implementing Cisco UCS Solutions covers the following topics:

Chapter 1: Cisco UCS Physical Architecture and Installing UCS Hardware
Chapter 2: Setting Up Lab Using Cisco UCS Emulator
Chapter 3: Configuring Cisco UCS Using UCS Manager
Chapter 4: Configuring LAN Connectivity
Chapter 5: Configuring SAN Connectivity
Chapter 6: Creating Identity and Resource Pools
Chapter 7: Creating and Managing Service Profiles
Chapter 8: Managing UCS through Routine and Advanced Management
Chapter 9: Virtual Networking in Cisco UCS
Chapter 10: Configuring Backup, Restore, and High Availability
Chapter 11: Cisco UCS Failure Scenarios Testing
Chapter 12: Third-party Application Integration

Packt Publishing has also released the following title on the Cisco Unified Computing System:
•Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8: Expert Administration Cookbook

All Packt books on UCS are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT Professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google, and SAP technologies.

Implementing Cisco UCS Solutions
Configure Cisco UCS Emulator for Cisco UCS practice lab and integrate Cisco UCS with 3rd party applications

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