One of the exciting new updates from Cisco recently is the 2nd generation UCS hardware.
UCS gen 2 hardware included updated:
- Fabric Interconnect – 6248s
- Fabric Extender – 2208
- Mezzanine Adapter – VIC 1280
For details on the new hardware check out Sean McGee’s post – http://www.mseanmcgee.com/2011/07/ucs-2-0-cisco-stacks-the-deck-in-las-vegas/
This post will focus on configuration of Unified Ports that are part of the 6248 hardware. As with most hardware/software capabilities of the Fabric Interconnects, Unified Ports came from the Cisco Nexus 5500 line that has been around for about a year now.