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Simplify UCS Management at Scale

Simplify daily operations by globally managing and automating routine tasks and expediting problem resolution. UCS Central Software enables you to manage multiple Cisco UCS instances or domains across disparate locations and environments. Use it to support up to 10,000 Cisco UCS servers (blade, rack, and Mini) and Cisco HyperFlex Systems.

Introducing enhanced UI

Introducing enhanced UI

Efficiently manage servers at scale. (6:06 min)

New Cisco UCS Central 2.0

Globalize service profiles

Enable global and local management of Cisco UCS domains, VLAN, and VSAN. (6:35 min)

Features and Capabilities

Cisco UCS Central Software extends the capabilities and concepts of Cisco UCS Manager across multiple Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) domains in one or more physical locations.

With an enhanced HTML 5 user interface available in seven languages, you can work easily on a global scale to provide configuration capabilities for pools, policies, and firmware. Administrators can follow a define-once-deploy-many-times workflow for their infrastructure to increase operational efficiency.

Subject matter experts can promote global policy compliance by choosing the resource pools and policies that need to be enforced globally or managed locally. Cisco UCS Central supports the entire Cisco UCS and Cisco HyperFlex portfolio, as well as the full family of Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects and all current Cisco UCS fabric interconnects.

Key Benefits

  • Global administrative policies can enable global and local management of Cisco UCS domains to promote consistency and standardization across domains.
  • Centralized inventory and health status with dashboard and reports help you more easily monitor distributed environments and provide a consistent view of the entire Cisco UCS infrastructure.
  • Policy-based server definitions can be standardized and deployed across domains and physical locations.
  • Policy-based firmware upgrades can be applied globally or selectively through automated schedules or as business workloads demand.

Key Features

  • Globalization allows you to migrate existing policies and profiles from Cisco UCS Manager to globalized configuration and take full advantage of all the capabilities of Cisco UCS Central.
  • Global search lets you easily search through thousands of servers, policies, and other elements of configuration.
  • Cisco UCS global service profiles and templates enable fast and simplified infrastructure deployment and help ensure consistency.
  • Health status, logs, and inventory of all Cisco UCS components facilitate rapid problem resolution.
  • Hardware compatibility reports allow you to quickly understand if your current or desired firmware versions are validated with OS and Driver versions.
  • Keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) manager allows admins to launch KVM sessions anywhere in the Cisco UCS environment.
  • Global ID pooling and multidomain ID visibility eliminate identifier conflicts.

Open and Extensible

Easily extend the functionality of your management tools through a broad partner ecosystem. An open API builds on the Cisco UCS Manager API for easy integration into higher-level data center management frameworks. You can use Cisco UCS Central with the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator to model policies and test changes for large-scale environments without the need for physical hardware.

Simplify the Move to Automation

Simplify the Move to Automation

The Cisco UCS partner management ecosystem integrates many existing management tools. (PDF - 652 KB )

For More Information

  • Automate management of all software and hardware components with the Cisco UCS Manager
  • Use our Cisco UCS Director for orchestration and integrated infrastructure management
  • Simulate Cisco UCS operations to discover how infrastructure works with Cisco UCS Platform Emulator
  • Visit the Cisco UCS user community for more resources, such as developer guides and management tips

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