Cisco UCS Cookbook

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  • Familiarize yourself with information on the latest information on memory management practices, virtualization architectures, and the specific technical advantages of UCS
  • Get a concrete understanding of integrating processes and techniques to ensure effective convergence of LAN/SAN
  • Get to know the best practices of Cisco UCS, EMC Storage, and VMware vSphere
  • Master migrating data from other band servers or Blade to Cisco UCS
  • Comprehend how to replicate and back up UCS to remote sites UCS
  • Assimilate innovative techniques to deploy UCS to leverage its full potential
  • Gather information on installing and configuring automatic and manual Pinning
  • Discover ways to integrate a system in Cisco UCS

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is a data center server platform that is used for computing, deploying, and storing resources in data center environments.

This cookbook aims to teach you about various tasks you can implement to improve your existing method of configuring and deploying UCS. You will start by learning how to upgrade your firmware on Brocade and Cisco Fibre Channel Switch and will move on to enhance your knowledge of LAN connectivity. We will then discuss how to configure Windows 2008 and 2012 local boot in Cisco UCS. Next, you will learn how to install the operating system on Cisco UCS and use Cisco UCS Power Calculator to calculate the UCS consumption. Finally, we’ll take a look at backup solutions.

By the end of the book, you will know several ways to build and compute in data center environment using Cisco UCS.

  • Master the skills of minimizing cost, enabling your business to work faster by reducing cycle times for reporting and improving overall revenue
  • Work through hands-on recipes for efficient deployment approaches, see computing techniques, and explore new operational models with UCS
  • Render a better work-flow management, ensure effective monitoring, and learn new deployment paradigms for the operational infrastructure with the help of this book
Page Count 364
Course Length 10 hours 55 minutes
ISBN 9781785888984
Date Of Publication 21 Mar 2016


Victor Wu

Victor Wu has over 10 years of IT experience. Currently, he works as a Solution Architect at BoardWare Information System Limited in Macau. It is one of the most reputable and leading companies in Macau that provides products and services along with systems integration. He is responsible for storage implementation, architecture, upgrades, and migration (such as EMC Clariion/VNX, HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200/7400, HP P-Series and IBM DS-Series, and so on). He is also responsible for virtualization solutions (such as VMware vSphere/View, Microsoft Hyper-V, Novell PlateSpin, Double-Take, and Citrix XenServer/App/Desktop).

He has lots of experience with virtualization solutions. This includes VMware vSphere/View, Microsoft Hyper-V, Novell PlateSpin, Double-Take, Citrix XenServer, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, and Cisco UCS deployment. He is interested in some deployments of virtualization solutions and troubleshooting, such as VMware version upgrades, storage data migration, and so on.

He is the only qualified person in Macau with a certificate in VMware VCAP5-DCD and VCAP5-DCA, and he was awarded vExpert in 2014/2015/2016.

His professional qualifications include EMCIE, EMCPE, EMCTAe, vExpert 2014/2015/2016, VCP6-DCV, VCP6-CMA, VCP6-NV, VCP6-DTM, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP4/5-DCA, VCP5-DT, VCP-Cloud, VCP-NT, VCP3/4/5, CDCUCSS, CDCUCDS, CCA, MCITP, and MCP.

He was the author of Mastering VMware vSphere Storage, published by Packt Publishing in July 2015.

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