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Cisco UCS Management Overview

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Cisco UCS Management Overview
Cisco UCS Management Overview

Automation and Orchestration Across Infrastructure

Automate and orchestrate Cisco and third-party servers, network, and storage, as well as converged, hyperconverged, and composable infrastructure.

Gain Value Using Partner Solutions

Through an open API, Cisco collaborates with systems management vendors to deliver optimized solutions covering the entire operational lifecycle.

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Learn more about the broad Cisco UCS management ecosystem. (3:35 min)

Some of the ways you can take advantage of partner solutions follow. Deploy operating systems and applications on Cisco UCS to deliver business services. Manage multiple software layers across data centers. Use specialized network management software to takes advantage of unique UCS capabilities, all within the context of existing IT processes.

A variety of tools work with Cisco UCS, including:

  • Service assurance tools which use standard UCS interfaces to gain visibility into application health
  • Analysis and performance tools which can identify infrastructure resources and map their dependencies throughout the application stack
  • Provisioning tools which can deploy complete hardware-software application stacks by using UCS service profiles to define bare-metal x86 server and network resources
  • Configuration management tools which enforce policies through the Cisco UCS API to help ensure consistently deployed infrastructure

Cisco UCS Management Ecosystem Partners

The following partners have solutions that work with Cisco UCS Management products:

BMC CA Compuware Extrahop Networks
HP IBM Infovista Microsoft
Openstack Sciencelogic SevOne SolarWinds
Splunk Symantec VMTurbo VMware

The Cisco UCS programmable infrastructure allows unified management and provisioning for data center automation. Find out more about the Cisco UCS Manager Partner Ecosystem.

Check out some of the system management integrations on the Cisco UCS User Community

Featured Solution Overviews

Custom Development with Cisco UCS Manager

The Cisco UCS Manager XML API is an open interface to the managed UCS objects. Documentation for this API is available on the Cisco Developer Network. To support you in developing solutions, the following resources are available:

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UCS innovations can help you overcome limitations in legacy infrastructure.

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