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Cisco UCS Advantage Video Library

See how distinctive Cisco Unified Computing System innovations can help you overcome limitations in existing server infrastructure.

Cisco UCS Advantage Video Library

Introduction

Assess Technical Advantages (13:00 min)
Find out what makes Cisco UCS different, and how that can benefit your business.

Security

Host Multiple Security Domains (16:56 min)
See how to host multiple security domains on a single Cisco UCS Infrastructure.

Boost Security on Hypervisors (21:36 min)
Watch how to use VM-FEX on Cisco UCS to extend security boundaries.

Server Management

Easily Clone and Redeploy Servers (7:09 min)
Watch use cases demonstrating the ease of cloning and redeploying Cisco UCS servers.

Simplify Support with Cisco UCS (8:55 min)
Discover the two options of the proactive Smart CallHome feature.

Easily Upgrade VMware Servers (15:33 min)
Cisco and VMware experts show how to automate server upgrades.

Gain Configuration Advantages (7:21 min)
Learn about Single Wire Management (SWM) on a standalone rack-mount server.

Benefit from Automating Installation (6:41 min)
See advantages of Cisco Server Configuration Utility on Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers.

Virtualize Ethernet Adapters (7:32 min)
Learn how Cisco Virtual Interface Card (VIC) can improve your network.

Rack Management

BIOS Policies (4:31 min)
Manage BIOS firmware versions and settings on a per-service basis.

RAID Policies (6:17 min)
Configure local storage controller firmware versions on a per-service basis.

Firmware Policies (7:58 min)
Learn how Cisco UCS supports server firmware packages on a per-service basis.

Server Pools and Qualification Policies (9:54 min)
Add new hardware assets to the infrastructure and assign them to service tiers.

Maintenance Policies (8:04 min)
Automatically schedule or manually start system maintenance within Cisco UCS.

High Availability During Upgrades (17:12 min)
Change system firmware to increase service availability.

Monitoring with BMC BPPM (6:03 min)
Natively monitor Cisco UCS infrastructure with BMC tools.

Microsoft Hyper-V on UCS (4:37 min)
Deploy Microsoft Hyper-V on Cisco UCS.

I/O Management

Simplify IO in Linux KVM Deployments (18:05 min)
Get guidance to simplify server virtualization with Cisco VM-FEX and Linux KVM.

Simplify Hyper-V Deployments (14:10 min)
Get guidance on server virtualization with Cisco VM-FEX and MS Win2012 Hyper-V.

Create IO Sub-Assemblies in UCS (10:24 min)
Use IO templates and connectivity policies for whole server deployment.

Simplify Server Connectivity (14:08 min)
Learn about the advantages of Unified Fabric on Cisco UCS.

Get Easier SAN Boot Setup (10:20 min)
See how to configure, clone, and move SAN Boot from a service profile.

Benefit from Low Level Policies (12:21 min)
Learn how to apply low level adapter setting into a stateless service profile.

Enhance Storage Capabilities (11:43 min)
Learn how to implement pod-based storage with full zoning on Cisco UCS.

Gain an Edge by Grouping VLANs (14:45 min)
See how to use Cisco UCS Manager 2.1 to group VLANs by organizations.

Converge More of Your Infrastructure (8:55 min)
Watch a technical demonstration of Multi-Hop FCoE on Cisco UCS.

Adapter Templates (12:49 min)
Pre-configure Ethernet and storage adapters for bare metal and virtual servers.

Network Interface Virtualization (12:15 min)
Virtualize network and storage fabric interfaces into the bare metal server.

Adapter Fabric Failover (5:51 min)
See how Cisco UCS architecture with fabric failover offers highly available interfaces.

Extend the Network to the Virtual Machine (8:44 min)
Eliminate virtual switching on hosts with virtual machine fabric extender (VM-FEX).

Traffic Analysis of All Servers (10:43 min)
Examine traffic flows for network and storage on physical and virtual servers.

Ethernet Switching Modes (11:52 min)
Discover the data forwarding capabilities within the Cisco UCS architecture.

Fibre Channel and Switch Modes (12:38 min)
Learn about Cisco UCS Fibre Channel forwarding capabilities and modes.

FC Port Channels and Trunking (6:59 min)
Learn how to provide greater Fibre Channel flexibility.

Infrastructure Management

Increase Design Flexibility (9:12 min)
Use Cisco UCS universal ports.

Ease System Firmware Operations (7:50 min)
Optimize deployment time with Firmware Auto Install in Cisco UCS Manager.

Lights-Out Management (9:56 min)
Allow IT staff to manage remotely and help personnel to manage on site.

Easy VM-FEX Deployment (11:36 min)
Easily add VM-FEX deployment to the Cisco UCS infrastructure.

Improve Server Integration (10:39 min)
Learn how Cisco UCS Management benefits both blade and rack-mount servers.

Easily Set Up Your Infrastructure (48:32 min)
View a demonstration of Cisco UCS Infrastructure Setup.

Server Power Grouping (8:13 min)
Use power more efficiently at the system level and adhere to service levels.

Cisco UCS Manager Platform Emulator (5:14 min)
Set up a virtual Cisco UCS system to test configurations and scripts.

Cisco Developer Network and Sandbox (5:14 min)
Discover Cisco UCS management capabilities, XML schema, code samples, and more.

Cisco UCS Advantage

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Service Profiles and Templates

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Organizations and Roles

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Extended Memory Technology

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Server Pre-Provisioning

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BIOS Policies

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RAID Policies

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Firmware Policies

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Server Pools and Qualification Policies

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Maintenance Policies

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High Availability During Upgrades

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Monitoring with BMC BPPM

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Microsoft Hyper-V on UCS

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Adapter Templates

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Network Interface Virtualization

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Adapter Fabric Failover

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Extend the Network to the Virtual Machine

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Traffic Analysis of All Servers

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Ethernet Switching Modes

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Fibre Channel and Switch Modes

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FC Port Channels and Trunking

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Lights-Out Management

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Easy VM-FEX Deployment

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Blade and Rack-Mount Management

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Server Power Grouping

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UCS Manager Platform Emulator

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Cisco Developer Network and Sandbox

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Cisco UCS Blades Deploy 47% Faster Than HP

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