Cisco’s own Omar Sultan and Brian Schwarz recently blogged about Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) Manager software and offered up a pair of videos demonstrating its capabilities. In my opinion, the management software of Cisco’s UCS is the magic that is going to push Cisco out of the Visionary quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Blade Servers to the “Leaders” quadrant.

The Cisco UCS Manager is the centralized management interface that integrates the entire set of Cisco Unified Computing System components. The management software not only participates in UCS blade server provisioning, but also in device discovery, inventory, configuration, diagnostics, onitoring, fault detection, auditing, and statistics collection.

On Omar’s Cisco blog, located at http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter, Omar and Brian created two videos. Part 1 of their video offers a general overview of the Management software, where as in Part 2 they highlight the capabilities of profiles.

I encourage you to check out the videos – they did a great job with them.

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