The definitive info to UCS and the Cisco® Data Center Server: planning, construction, parts, deployment, and benefits
With its new Unified Computing System (UCS) family of merchandise, Cisco has launched a principally new imaginative and prescient for data center computing: one which reduces possession worth, improves agility, and radically simplifies administration. On this book, three Cisco insiders utterly make clear UCS, and provide smart insights for IT professionals and willpower-makers who’re evaluating or implementing it.
The authors arrange the context for UCS by discussing the implications of virtualization, unified I/O, big reminiscences and totally different key utilized sciences, and displaying how developments like cloud computing and inexperienced IT will drive the subsequent-period data center. Subsequent, they take a greater check out the evolution of server CPU, memory, and I/O subsystems, overlaying advances harking back to the Intel® XEON® 5500, 5600, 7500, DDR3 memory, and unified I/O over 10 Gbps Ethernet.
Developing on these fundamentals, the authors then speak about UCS intimately, displaying how it systematically overcomes key limitations of current data center environments. They analysis UCS choices, parts, and construction, and exhibit how it can improve data center effectivity, reliability, simplicity, flexibility, and energy effectivity. Alongside the means, they supply affordable planning, arrange, and migration steering: each half willpower-makers and technical implementers need to obtain most value from UCS–now, and for years to come.
Silvano Gai has spent eleven years as Cisco Fellow, architecting Catalyst®, MDS, and Nexus switches. He has written numerous books on networking, written a lot of Net Drafts and RFCs, and is answerable for eighty patents and functions. He teaches a course on this book’s topics at Stanford School.
Tommi Salli, Cisco Technical Promoting Engineer, has virtually 20 years of experience with servers and functions at Cisco, Photo voltaic, VERITAS, and Nuova Methods.
Roger Andersson, Cisco Supervisor, Technical Promoting, spent higher than 12 years in the CLARiiON® Engineering Division at EMC, and 5 years as Technical Product Supervisor at VERITAS/Symantec. He is now focused on Cisco UCS system administration.
Streamline data amenities with UCS to systematically reduce worth of possession
Eliminate pointless server parts–and their setup, administration, power, cooling, and cabling
Use UCS to scale service provide, simplify service movement, and improve agility
Analysis the latest advances in processor, memory, I/O, and virtualization architectures for data center servers
Understand the specific technical advantages of UCS
Mix UCS 6100 Materials Interconnect, Cisco UCS 2100 Assortment Materials Extenders, UCS 5100 Assortment Blade Server Enclosures, UCS B-Assortment Blade Servers, UCS C-Assortment Rack Servers, and UCS Adapters
Use Cisco UCS Supervisor to deal with all Cisco UCS parts as a single, seamless entity
Mix third-get collectively administration tools from firms like BMC®, CA®, EMC®, IBM®, Microsoft®, and VMware®
Comply with all this with a reproduction of Cisco Unified Computing System™ Platform Emulator Lite (UCSPE Lite) on the DVD in the once more of the book
This book is part of the Networking Know-how Assortment from Cisco Press®, which presents networking professionals invaluable information for establishing surroundings pleasant networks, understanding new utilized sciences, and developing worthwhile careers.