Cisco UCS Director: Part 1

Now that I have finally finished up with the CCIE DC I have time to spend on some of the new technology that I have pushed to the side in the last 6 months.

I first heard of UCS Director (Cloupia at the time) about 2 years ago before Cisco acquired them. I was immediately excited about the possibilities this software brings to the table. While I enjoy manually building out new UCS Service Profiles, zoning, provisioning SAN storage and loading ESXi there is something to be said for automating all of those mundane processes.

UCS Director is like having an easy button in UCSM that provisions new compute, storage and networking resources with the click of a button.

Aside from to provisioning automation UCS Director also has extensive management, monitoring and self-service provisioning of physical and virtual servers. Here is are a couple of tables copied from the install guide features list



Over the next month or so I will be getting UCS Director up on our lab to kick the tires on it. I really think there is a lot of value in this product for a lot of current UCS customers.

2 thoughts on “Cisco UCS Director: Part 1

  1. Pingback: Cisco UCS Director: Part 2 | Jeremy Waldrop's Blog

  2. Thank you for the great post! UCS Director seems to have some powerful capabilities. Could UCS Dir. be used the same way that one might use the expect scripting language? I have access to UCS Dir. and I have some legacy VAX/VMS mainframes that I can ssh into. Could I use UCS Dir. to login via ssh and execute VMS commands and capture out of those commands? Or am I misunderstanding what UCS directory is meant for?

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