UCS Selector

Unified Computing System: 

Streamline Data Center Operations

The Cisco Unified Computing System is a next-generation data center platform that unites computing, networking, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system. Cisco has over 15,000 applications certified via their certification and integration partners and has developed and released Cisco Validated Designs for key applications such as Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server, Oracle RAC, and SAP.


Cisco Unified Computing System unifies network, compute, and virtualization resources into a single system that delivers end-to-end optimization for virtualized environments while retaining the ability to support traditional OS and application stacks in physical environments. It is next-generation data center platform that accelerates the delivery of new services simply, reliably, and securely through end-to-end provisioning and migration support.


Cisco UCS includes:


  • Servers - rack-mount server for compute-intensive, enterprise-critical stand-alone applications and virtualized workloads
  • UCS manager: Cisco UCS Manager implements policy-based management of the server and network resources. Network, storage, and server administrators all create service profiles, allowing the manager to configure the servers, adapters, and fabric extenders and appropriate isolation, quality of service (QoS), and uplink connectivity.
  • UCS Fabric Interconnect: Networking and management for attached blades and chassis with 10 GigE and FCoE. All attached blades are part of a single management domain..
  • Cisco Fabric Manager: manages storage networking across all Cisco SAN and unified fabrics with control of FC and FCoE.
  • Fabric Extenders: connect the fabric to the blade server enclosure, with 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections and simplifying diagnostics, cabling, and management. The fabric extender is similar to a distributed line card and also manages the chassis environment (the power supply, fans and blades) so separate chassis management modules are not required. Each UCS chassis can support up to two fabric extenders for redundancy. 


The Cisco Unified Computing System:

  • Streamlines data center resources to reduce total cost of ownership
  • Scales service delivery to increase business agility
  • Radically reduces the number of devices requiring setup, management, power, cooling, and cabling


Cisco Solution Track Online:

Check the Cisco Solution Track Online, a series of concise and esasy to follow whiteboard tutorial and supporting resources.

Cisco Solution Track Online UCS

Check this video on UCS: Impact by the Numbers


Check the UCS Reference Guide and the UCS Partner Playbook below!


Wendy Tey

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