Cisco intends for
Cisco UCS Central to be the focal point of
Cisco UCS management. For data centers with existing
Cisco UCS domains, implementing minimizes challenges to future growth and
Cisco UCS Central has a great deal in common with
Cisco UCS Manager,
you should take the time to become familiar with its unique features.
Cisco UCS Deployments
For new deployments of
the best practice is to adopt
Cisco UCS Central from the start, especially for new workloads, and to reference
For installations with no previous Cisco UCS footprint, Cisco urges the
exclusive use of
Cisco UCS Central, avoiding instances of locally managed objects. Global service
profiles that refer exclusively to global
help to ensure global consistency.
Cisco UCS Central can greatly simplify and enhance the
Cisco UCS management experience. Environments that do not initially use
Cisco UCS Central are deploying a Brownfield environment. Retrofitting a Brownfield
Cisco UCS Central is challenging. However, a well-planned migration to
Cisco UCS Central is achievable. Even in a mixed Brownfield-Greenfield environment,
there is tremendous value in registering all UCS domains to
Cisco UCS Central.