About Intersight Managed Mode
Cisco Intersight™ is a management platform delivered as a service with embedded analytics for your Cisco and 3rd party IT infrastructure. Intersight Managed Mode (IMM) is a new architecture that manages the UCS Fabric Interconnected systems through a Redfish-based standard model. Intersight Managed Mode unifies the capabilities of the UCS Systems and the cloud-based flexibility of Intersight, thus unifying the management experience for the standalone and Fabric Interconnect attached systems. Intersight Management Model standardizes policy and operation management for the 4GFI and the Cisco UCS M5 servers.
You can choose between the native Cisco UCS Manager-managed mode or Intersight Managed Mode for the Fabric attached UCS Systems during initial setup of the Fabric Interconnects or in a running system. The latter option is disruptive and impacts the endpoints and the existing configurations. If you choose to switch back to Cisco UCS Manager mode from Intersight Managed Mode, you have an option to restore from a full-state UCS Manager backup.
Before you set up Intersight Managed Mode, please review the system requirements, supported hardware and software, and the steps required to migrate from UCS Manager managed mode to IMM.
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Servers in IMM mode require a minimum of Essentials license.