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UCS Architecture OverviewBRKCOM-1005Eric WilliamsUCS Technical Marketing Engineer

Agenda UCS Building Blocks and Connectivity– UCS Chassis, Servers, Fabric Interconnects, I/O Modules, Fabric Extenders Service Profiles and Hardware State Abstraction– DEMO: Let’s Create a Service Profile UCS Management Ecosystem– DEMO: Automate with UCS PowerToolBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public

UCS Management PortfolioUCS Director APINon-CiscoInfrastructureUCS DirectorInfrastructure Automation and OrchestrationAPIUCS CentralVirtual MachinesPolicy Driven Multi DC, MultiDomain ManagementNetwork DevicesAPIAPIAPIUCS ManagerDomain 1UCS ManagerDomain xCIMCStorageFlexPodStand-Alone UCSC-SeriesServersUnified ComputingSystemIntegrated & ConvergedInfrastructureBasic Management FunctionalityAdvanced Infrastructure Abstraction & AutomationBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.vBlockCisco Public

UCS Building Blocks and Connectivity

Cisco Unified Computing SystemCisco UCS CentralMulti-UCS ManagerGlobal Inventory, Faults, Statistics, Admin SettingsGlobal Service Profiles, Pools, PoliciesService Profiles,Cisco UCS Manager(Read / Write Configuration Interfaces)Embedded Element Manager, GUI and CLICisco UCS Fabric Interconnects(Read Only / Cut Through Interfaces)SNMP, Syslog, SMTP, SMASH CLP, CIM XML, Smart Call HomeCiscoModules20,40, 48,UCSand 96I/Oportsand FEX’sCisco UCS Blade Server ChassisCisco UCS Blade and Rack Servers(Cut through Interfaces to CIMC)Serial over LAN, KVM, IPMICisco UCS I/O AdaptersBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public6

UCS 5108 Blade ChassisChassis Up to 8 half slot blades or 4 full slot blades 4 x power supplies, N N grid redundant 8 x fans included 2 x UCS 2100 or 2200 Fabric Extender All items hot-pluggableBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public

UCS 5108 Blade Chassis PartsRearView2 I/O Modules8 Fan Modules4 Power ConnectorsFrontView4 to 8 Blades4 Power SuppliesN N Redundancy6U, 19” RackBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public

Current UCS Compute PortfolioScale OutEnterprise PerformanceUCS C24 M3Entry, Expandable Rack Server forStorage Intensive WorkloadsUCS C240 M3Ideal Platform for Big Data, ERP,and Database ApplicationsUCS C22 M3Entry Rack Server for Distributed andWeb Infrastructure ApplicationsUCS C220 M3Versatile, General Purpose EnterpriseInfrastructure, and Application ServerUCS B22 M3Entry Blade Server for ITInfrastructure and Web ApplicationsUCS B200 M3Optimal Choice for VDI, PrivateCloud, or Dense Virtualisation/Consolidation WorkloadsIntensive/Mission CriticalUCS C420 M3Enterprise Class, 4-Socket Serverfor Large, Memory-Intensive BareMetal, and Virtualised ApplicationsUCS C460 M4Mission-Critical, 4-SocketServer for Large, CPU-IntensiveApplicationsBladeRackPerformance Optimised for Bare Metal, Virtualised, and Cloud ApplicationsBRKCOM-1005UCS B420 M3Enterprise Class, 4-Socket Blade forLarge, Memory-Intensive Bare Metaland Virtualised Applications 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.UCS B460 M4Mission-Critical, 4-Socket Blade forUCS B260 M4Large, CPU-Intensive Bare MetalMission-Critical, 2-Socket Blade forand Virtualised ApplicationsLarge, CPU-Intensive Bare Metaland Virtualised ApplicationsCisco Public9

UCS: Flexible I/O Architecture Wire once for connectivity and bandwidthNeed more bandwidth? Just add cables No extra mapping or zoning requiredLANAppliancePolicy-driven bandwidth allocationMixed blade and rack environments 160 total servers per domain limitSAN NetworkLAN NetworkDirect AttachDirect AttachFCoE StorageAll Links10 Gbps FCoE2 x 1 Link20 Gbps per Chassis2.5 Gbps per server160BRKCOM-1005Servers2 x 2 Link2 x 4 Link40 Gbps per Chassis80 Gbps per Chassis5 Gbps per server10 Gbps per server160Servers160 Servers (6296) 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco PublicFC Storage2 x 8 Links160 Gbps per Chassis20 Gbps per server96 Servers (6296)10

Cisco UCS Fabric Infrastructure PortfolioCisco UCS 6200 and 2200 with Unified PortsUCS FabricInterconnects Typical DeploymentsHigh End Deployments48 Port Fabric Interconnect96 Port Fabric InterconnectPerformance for typical deployments1TB throughput48 ports in 1RUInfrastructure agility with Unified Ports 2208XP I/O Module2204XP I/O ModuleUCS FEXI/O ModulesBRKCOM-1005 80G per chassis20Gb to the Blade per I/O Module40Gb total per bladeImproved Utilisation with Port Channels 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.High Application performance2TB throughputHigh workload density 96 ports in 2RUInfrastructure agility with Unified Ports 160G per chassis40Gb to the Blade per I/O Module80Gb total per blade, for burst trafficImproved ResiliencyImproved Utilisation with Port ChannelsCisco Public11

UCS 6248 Fabric InterconnectDouble the Port Density of Previous Generation, ½ the Latency, Unified Ports32 x Fixed ports: 1/10 GE or 1/2/4/8 FCFabric InterconnectCluster ConnectivityExpansion Module (GEM)Out of Band Mgmt10/100/1000ConsoleFan ModuleFan ModuleN N Redundant FANsBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Power EntryPower EntryN N Power SuppliesCisco Public

UCS 6200: Unified PortsDynamic Port Allocation: Lossless Ethernet or Fibre ChannelFCEthLossless EthernetNative Fibre Channel1GbE or 10GbE, FCoE, iSCSI, NASSupported Speeds: 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 Gb FCUse-casesBenefits Simplify switch purchase. Removesports:ratio guess work Flexible LAN & storage convergence based onbusiness needs Increases design flexibility Remove specific protocol bandwidthbottlenecksService can be adjusted based on the demandfor specific trafficBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public

Fabric Extender TechnologyFrom Physical To VirtualNexus 2000 FEXIEEE 802.1BR*Single Pointof Management Consolidates network management FEX managed as remote line card Extends Cisco Unified Fabric into OEMpartner blade chassisManage Networkall the Way to theOS Interface:Physical andVirtualIEEE 802.1BR*Adapter FEXIEEE 802.1BR*VM-FEX Consolidates multiple 1GbE interface into asingle 10GbE interface Extends network into serverNexus 2000Adapter FEXDistributed Modular System For Top ofRack, Server & Virtual MachineVM-FEX Consolidates virtual and physical network Each VM gets a dedicated port on switch*IEEE 802.1BR emerging standardBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public

Virtualised I/OImproved Performance and Visibility with Cisco FEX ArchitectureVM FEXHypervisorBypassFeatures: Adapter FEX split a physical NIC into multiple logical NICs VM-FEX extends Adapter FEX technology to virtual machine Based on open StandardsAdapter FEXBenefits: Same functionality in Physical and Virtual environments Increased bandwidth utilisation by sharing physical interface tomultiple Applications and/or VMs Improved Performance and dynamic network & security policymobility during VM migration with VM-FEXBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public15

UCS Manager C-Series Rackmount ConnectivitySupported TopologiesUCSM 2.0(2) – Dual Wire / FEXBRKCOM-1005UCSM 2.1 – Single Wire / FEX 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.UCSM 2.2 – Direct Attach to FICisco Public

Service Profiles and Hardware Abstraction

UCS Service ProfilesSANLANBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public18

UCS Service Profile ComponentsServer Polices:Discovery, Boot, Biossettings, Firmware,Scrub, Templates, PreProvisioning, etc.LAN Policies:vLAN, QoS,Pin Groups,Port Channels,Northbound ports, etc.Service ProfileServer Name: BobUUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61 MAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FCWWN: 5080020000075740Boot Order: SAN, LANStorage Policies:vSAN, Adapter,Pin Groups,Thresholds,Northbound ports, etcAssociationChassis-X/Blade-YServer AdministratorCisco UCS 02:01:FC56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61 Server PoolsBRKCOM-1005UUID :01:FC08:00:69:02:01:FCMAC Address Pools 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights 0WWxN Address PoolsCisco IP Address Pools

Stateless Computing Benefits Server identity no longer has to be tied tophysical server hardware– Profiles provide identity– Seamless server mobility– Stateless componentsBoot over network (LAN or SAN)– Boot order and boot devices are part ofthe pre-defined logical server profile– On-board disks can be used for temp,swap, etc.LAN and SAN Connectivity– # of NIC’s– # of HBA’sSANLANServer Name: BobUUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61 MAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FCWWN: 5080020000075740Boot Order: SAN, LANChassis-1/Blade-1Server Name: BobUUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61 UUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b 61 MAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FCMAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FDMAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FEMAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FFWWN: 5080020000075740WWN: 5080020000075740Boot Order: SAN, LAN No infrastructure changes needed whenmoving a Service ProfileChassis-9/Blade-5BRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public

Automatic Pool AssignmentQualification Policy: ESXMin 32 GB RAM2 CPU’sPool Policy: ESX PoolQualification: ESXPool: ESX VMsQualification Policy: APPMin 8 GB RAMMax 16 GB RAMServer Pool:ESX VMsPool Policy: App Pool AQualification: APPPool: Application AServer Pool:Application APool Policy: App Pool BQualification: APPPool: Application BBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Server Pool:Application BCisco Public

DEMO: Let’s Create a Service Profile

Programmatic Infrastructure Comprehensive XML API, standards-based interfaces Bi-Directional access to physical & logical internalsSelf Serve portalsManagement ToolsAuditing ToolsUCS CLIDirectUCS GUI3rd PartyCustomerXML APISystem StatusPhysical InventoryLogical InventoryBroad 3rd party integration supportFaster custom integration for customer use casesConsistent data and views across ALL interfacesBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public23

UCS Manager 2.2(1) “El Capitan”Features omputeEnhancementsBRKCOM-1005 Fabric scaling: VLANs, VIFs, IGMP Groups, EndpointsIPv6 Management SupportUni-Directional Link Detection (UDLD) SupportUser Space NIC (usNIC) for Low LatencySupport for Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ) Direct Connect C-series to FI without FEXTwo-factor Authentication for UCS Manager LoginsVM-FEX for Hyper-V Management with Microsoft SCVMMCisco IMC In-band ManagementDirect KVM AccessServer Firmware Auto Sync Secure BootEnhanced Local Storage ManagementFlash Adapters & HDD Firmware ManagementPrecision Boot Order ControlFlexFlash (Local SD card) SupportTrusted Platform Module (TPM) InventoryDIMM Blacklisting and Correctable Error Reporting 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public

UCS CentralAll Workloads, Common Platform Unified ManagementUCS CentralData Centre 1Data Centre 2PerformanceIntensive,Scale-Up AppsSAP HANAVirtualisedServers and AppsOracle E-BizUCS ManagerTest DevData Centre 4Business ContinuityDisaster RecoveryCloudTest Exchange Test ExchangeDevDevExchangevSphereUCS ManagerBRKCOM-1005Data Centre 3Tenant 1UCS ManagerTenant 2UCS Manager 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Data Centre 5E-CommerceAppsWeb ServerData Centre 6Scale-Out AppsApp ServerE-commerce PlatformBig Data ClusterUCS ManagerUCS ManagerCisco Public

Intro: UCS Central Feature DetailsProvides 5 Key “Global” UCS Functions:1. Information Dashboard–––InventoryFaults / LogsStatistics2. Identifier / ID Pool Management3. Domain-wide Infrastructure Policies–Admin Settings & Enforcement4. Server Policies––Component SettingsPolicy Subscription5. Workload Mobility––Global Service ProfilesSite Specific SettingsBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public26

UCS Management Ecosystem

Integrated SolutionsUCS Solution EcosystemVBLOCKInformationApplicationsOperating etworkHealthcareEnterprise AppsFinancial ServicesDatabasesManufacturingBusiness AnalyticsRetailVSPEXVirtual DesktopFLEXPODApplicationsVXIManagementRISC MigrationOperatingSystem andHypervisorBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public

Cisco UCS User CommunityWeb Based End User mmunities.cisco.com/ucsintegrations Tools, Downloads, Examples UCS Platform Emulator (UCSPE)goUCS Automation ToolXML API, PowerShell code ExamplesCisco UCS PowerTool (PowerShell Module)Microsoft SCOM Management Pack for Cisco UCSMicrosoft SCVMM UI Extension for Cisco UCSMicrosoft SCO Integration Pack for Cisco UCS Documentation Programming & Developer Guides Whitepapers Reference Guides (XML Model, Faults) Collaboration BlogsPeer to peer forumsVideosAccess to Cisco Subject Matter ExpertsBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public29

UCS Platform Emulator (UCSPE)No UCS Hardware Needed for API Integration Developmenthttp://communities.cisco.com/ucspe Full featured emulator for the UCS Manager Installs as a Virtual Machine Provides complete support for all XML APIcalls Object Browser to peruse the UCSM model Import & replicate existing live UCSManager physical inventory Share saved physical inventories amongUCS Platform Emulators Drag-n-drop hardware builder to createcustom physical inventoryBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public30

Deliver Integrated Private Cloud SolutionsSoftwareOperationsManagerIntegratedCisco andMicrosoft stackSCVMMSCOCisco Virtual Networking Solutionsfor Hyper-VVM-FEXN1KVWindows Server 2012 with Hyper-VUCS ManagerInfrastructurePhysical&UCS PowerTool for PowerShellCisco Compute and Network Infrastructure with WS2012, SC 2012/SP1 and Hyper-VProvision and Manage Windows Server 2012Physical and virtual environments supported byCisco UCS and Cisco Virtual NetworkingInfrastructure“Single Paneof Glass”VirtualCisco UCS PowerToolUCS Manager version 1.0.1 releasedStandalone C-Series version 1.0.1 releasedUCS Central beta coming soonCisco UCS SCOM Management PackUCS Manager version 2.6.2 releasedStandalone C-Series version 1.0.1 releasedCisco UCS SCVMM UI ExtensionUnified Compute SystemUCS Manager version 1.0.2 releasedStorageBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public

Cisco UCS PowerToolProgrammatic Control over UCS Hardware Architected for Flexibility and coverage PowerShell Wrapper––cmdletsCmdlet definition and structureGet-help support .NET UCS Namespace Library–––XML API call constructionClass DefinitionValidationCisco UCSPowerTool Module PowerShell Design In-line get-help supportFull Pipelining supportFully classed object definitionAll ‘legal’ verbsUCS .NET Namespace .NET Namespace provides common base forall Microsoft focused integrationUCS XML API Targeted to support full manageability of UCSacross multiple releasesBRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public

Cisco UCS PowerToolMost Commonly Used Objects and Assets Service Profiles Policies (Firmware, BootOrder, vNIC / vHBA config,Storage, IPMI, SoL, BIOS) Pools (WWN, UUID, MAC) Configuration Faults Launch UCS KVM for SP Servers Hardware - CPU, Memory,Adaptors, CIMC) Power Operations Power / cooling / network/environmental statisticaldata Hardware FaultsBRKCOM-1005 Chassis– Hardware – Power Supply / FanModules / IO Modules– Power / cooling / network /environmental statistical data– Config and Hardware Faults Fabric Interconnect– Hardware – Power Supply / FanModules / Network ExpansionModules– Power / cooling / network/environmental statistical data– Network Elements (VLAN, VSAN,QoS, Port Profiles)– Config and Hardware Faults 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Config. Operations Pools (WWN, UUID, MAC, IP) Policy creation, manipulation,deletion, and consumption vNIC / vHBA Templates Service profile templatecreation, cloning, deletion, andconsumption– Simplistic service profile creation(with a limited scope of what isavailable to configure)– Expert SP creation (usevariablised XML w/ config file) Compare Managed Objectsacross orgs and/or domains Sync Managed Objects acrossorgs and/or domainsCisco Public33

Getting Started: ConvertTo-UcsCmdletThe best way to discover usage of PowerTool cmdlets and usage Usage: Option #1–Launch UCS GUI & Login–Run ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet Usage: Option #2–Run Connect-Ucs–Run Start-UcsGuiSession -LogAllXml–Run ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet Usage: Option #3–Create a ‘config-all’ XML backup from UCS Manager–Run ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet -UcsBackup -LiteralPath backup.xml -OutputPath output.ps1BRKCOM-1005 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.Cisco Public34

DEMO: Automate with UCS PowerTool


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