Radical streamlining of infrastructure provisioning and management from weeks to minutes. Hey everyone, we are trying to deploy ucs director 6. I am not going to detail the deployment process of the ucs director server, but assume the server is already properly set up. You will also practice using core features that most implementations require, such as services design, using the selfservice portal. This guide is intended primarily for data center administrators who use cisco ucs director and who have responsibilities and expertise in one or more of the following. Cisco ucs for beginners an endusers overview rsts11. Ucs director allows admins to manage and automate all parts of the infrastructure stack from underlying emc and netapp storage to a vm running on microsoft hyperv or vmware. Cisco ucs director vmware vsphere management guide. Cisco came out with their answer to automation last year when they purchased cloupia unified infrastructure controller, which they have now rebranded as cisco ucs director.
As a server admin primarily, i think of it as a utility computing platform, similar to the utility storage concept that 3par introduced in the early 2000s. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by accessing the server commandline interface cli remotely using the default account credentials. Cisco puts ucs director on death row, to be replaced by. Starting with the description of cisco ucs equipment options, this handson guide then introduces cisco ucs emulator which is an excellent resource to practically learn cisco ucs components deployment. You will also practice using core features that most implementations require, such as services design, using the self. With its new unified computing system ucs family of products, cisco has introduced a fundamentally new vision for data center computing. Ciscos compelling vision for the data center includes ucs. Read the blog by john growdon, cisco senior director of channel business development for data center, partners win big with cisco ucs grand slam read the blog by todd brannon, cisco ucs director of product marketing, the bases are loaded for a cisco ucs grand slam learn more about cisco unified computing system ucs. Sep 10, 2015 ucsd workflow index published by craig on september 10, 2015 there is an amazingly active ucs director development community kicking out lots of useful functionality. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enabling developer mode for hisher user profile.
As i wrote before, ucs director is a powerful platform for you to manage and orchestrate infrastructures from vmware, hyperv, kvm, to the public clouds like amazon, azure just like any other management platform, it abstracts the underlying infrastructure and operations using its own. Ucs director allows admins to manage and automate all parts of the infrastructure stack from underlying emc and netapp storage to a vm running on microsoft hyperv or vmware vsphere and of course cisco ucs and nexus components. Cisco delivers next wave of unified computing innovation to. The definitive guide to ucs and the cisco data center server. I was working with a cisco product called ucs director ucsd. Cisco ucs director foundation training ucsdf sunset. Cisco ucs director automates, orchestrates, and manages cisco and thirdparty hardware. Many readers may be familiar with the product as it is becoming one of ciscos more popular management tools.
We have already deployed two instances of the ucs director1. The vulnerability is due to a default root user account created during installation. You will also discover the cisco ucs manager, which is the centralized management interface for cisco ucs. With rapid, incremental and continuous development, cisco ucs director gets your. A vulnerability in the webbased gui of cisco ucs director could allow an authenticated, local attacker to execute arbitrary workflow items with just an enduser profile. Can someone please tell me the difference between cisco ucs manager and ucs central. It provides unified infrastructure provisioning and automation across computing, networking, and storage resources to drastically reduce complexity for it operators and administrators. To support cisco customers and partners in their automation journey with ucs director, cisco devnet has revamped the ucs developer center to make it easier for developers to leverage the ucs manager and ucs director apis for devops automation.
Monitor application apis and their supporting network infrastructure as a servicein realtime. This module has been tested with cisco ucs director virtual machines 6. Nov 27, 2019 cisco ucs leverages something called a fabric interconnect. The cisco ucs integrated infrastructure includes the cisco unified computing system cisco ucs, cisco nexus and cisco mds switches, and cisco ucs director. Cisco ucs director is a heterogeneous platform for private cloud infrastructure as a service iaas. Cisco ucs manager v ucs director solutions experts exchange.
How to use ciscos ucs director to automate the creation of a. Cisco have proposed to ibm, dell and hp to bring the blade servers control plane to the cisco ucs manager to integrate the more networking features to the blades. Cisco accelerates the transition to active data the network. Aside from to provisioning automation ucs director also has extensive management, monitoring and selfservice provisioning of physical and virtual servers. I just went through a two day training course on cisco ucs director apis that covers both the rest apis and open automation sdk. The cisco ucs 5108 chassis is six rack units high and mounts eight halfwidth four fullwidth bseries blade servers, incorporating ucs unified fabric technology. Once you have passed the ccie written exam, you are eligible to schedule your ccie lab and practical exam. How to use ciscos ucs director to automate the creation. Cisco ucs director 6 is a cloud management platform that can deploy virtual machines and services across vsphere, kvm, hyperv and aws endpoints. Jun 12, 2014 ucs director is cisco s answer to orchestration and monitoring for the entire data center stack, from storage to guest operating system. Cisco ucs director open automation cookbook, release 6. The cmdlets are executed in a microsoft windows server. I have personally used ucsd to monitor cisco ucs blade chassis.
Enhancements include new selfpaced learning labs with personalized learning tracks for infrastructure. Cisco ucs is an awesome and powerful server platform that is a great fit for virtualization and pretty much any workload you can. Note that cisco also mentions in their advisory that their imc supervisor and ucs director express are also affected by these vulnerabilities, but this module was not tested with those products. Ensure user satisfaction with applicationaware monitoring of orchestration products cisco ucs director, cisco cloud manager cliqr, and intercloud.
As i wrote before, ucs director is a powerful platform for you to manage and orchestrate infrastructures from vmware, hyperv, kvm, to the public clouds like amazon, azure. This book is for competent systemnetwork or storage administrators who are working with cisco ucs, but now want to learn new ways to compute ucs. You will gain handson experience in deploying basic cisco ucs director solutions. Ucs director is ciscos answer to orchestration and monitoring for the entire data center stack, from storage to guest operating system. Cisco demonstrates the potential of the intersight restful openapi ecosystem, introducing new intentbased automation functionality and a connector that supports a third party system.
Ucsd workflow index published by craig on september 10, 2015 there is an amazingly active ucs director development community kicking out lots of useful functionality. If you have any trouble, just check out the install guide from cisco. If you want to learn and enhance your handson skills with cisco ucs solutions, this book is certainly for you. Cisco ucs director acts as the orchestra conductor for it operations. Cisco ucs director default credentials vulnerability. Today were talking with cisco marketing manager bill shields and cisco principal engineer jim leach, about our recent ucs launch.
Cisco unified computing system ucs unites physical and virtual computational and network resources into a single system. The following information is applicable to all ccie lab and practical exams. Cisco ucs director foundation ucsdf authorized cisco. Aug 27, 2014 aside from to provisioning automation ucs director also has extensive management, monitoring and selfservice provisioning of physical and virtual servers. The cisco unified computing system ucs is a data center server computer product line composed of computing hardware, virtualization support, switching fabric, and management software introduced in 2009 by cisco systems. Another new feature update is the support for netapp ontap 8. The software helps ensure that infrastructure layers are synchronized, optimized, and available on demand. Ucs director will manage the orchestration, lifecycle and governance of virtual machines deployed through it and can also help in the automatic provisioning of hardware resources. Jan 07, 2016 cisco ucs director fundamentals guide, release 5.
There appear to be features in ucs manager that doesnt appear in ucs central. The products are marketed for scalability by integrating many components of a data center that can be managed as a single unit. In this article ill go through the actual install of the ucs director appliance on vmware. Dec 02, 2014 since my last post on ucs director there have been two significant versions released. Review these release notes to see whats new in each release.
There are also a lot of prebuilt workflows that come with ucs director, simple tasks like vm provisioning from templates or new vms from iso are some of the examples of the builtin workflows. Cisco delivers next wave of unified computing innovation. Cisco ucs bseries ucs manager overview part 5 unixarena. A complete reference guide to the cisco data center virtualization server architecture networking technology gai, silvano, salli, tommi, andersson, roger on. Cisco ucs director default scpuser password metasploit. The strategic discussion with cios and it managers today is about business agility and operational efficiency. Server administration storage administration network administration network security virtualization and virtual machines.
Cisco technical assistance center provides support for ucs director as part of a customer support contract included in the software license purchase. How to install cisco ucs director ucsd cloud my lab. Cisco ucs director powershell console provides cmdlet wrappers for the jsonbased apis. Fabric interconnects the ucs 6200, 6300, 6400 series fabric interconnects expand the ucs networking portfolio and offer higher capacity, higher port density, and lower power. Cisco ucs director, cisco integrated management controller. In part 2 i am going to cover the deployment of the ucs director virtual appliance into a vmware vsphere environment. Sep 04, 2014 read the blog by john growdon, cisco senior director of channel business development for data center, partners win big with cisco ucs grand slam read the blog by todd brannon, cisco ucs director of product marketing, the bases are loaded for a cisco ucs grand slam learn more about cisco unified computing system ucs. Here is are a couple of tables copied from the install guide features list cisco ucs director. However, on this project, we used its scripting functions as a deployment tool to set up dozens of small.
While you may be used to connecting servers directly to a switch, this is not what is done in the cisco ucs world. What you will learn familiarize yourself with information on the latest information on memory management practices, virtualization architectures, and the specific technical advantages of ucs. You will also practice using core features that most implementations require, such as services design, using the. If you update your account with your webexspark email address, you can link your accounts in the future which enables you to access secure cisco, webex, and spark resources using your webexspark login.
Depending on the data returned by the jsonbased apis, the cmdlets automatically interpret the data and convert them. Ucs director enables you to have that discussion, extending ucs management benefits to broader nexus, hypervisor. Ucs director enables you to have that discussion, extending ucs management benefits to broader nexus, hypervisor, and storage solutions including flexpod and vblock. The compatibility matrix for older firmware versions will now show under s series. Passing scores on written exams are automatically downloaded from testing vendors, but may not appear immediately. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enabling developer mode for hisher. In part 1 i went over the features and capabilities of cisco ucs director. It supports a variety of hypervisors along with cisco and thirdparty servers, network, storage, converged and hyperconverged infrastructure across baremetal and virtualized environments. Cisco ucs director is a complete, highly secure, endtoend management, orchestration, and automation solution for a wide array of cisco and noncisco data infrastructure components, and for the industrys leading converged infrastructure solutions based on the cisco ucs and cisco nexus platforms.
Cisco ucs director ucsd improves business agility and increases efficiency by improving infrastructure management and services delivery. Cisco ucs director administration guide, release 6. With cisco ucs, servers are connected to the fabric interconnect, then the fabric interconnect is connected to the network switches. May 25, 2015 cisco have recently release a new version of their orchestration product ucs director. Cisco c3260 m3m4 has been rebranded as s3260 m3m4 as of 3. Sep 19, 2014 learn how cisco s new cartridgebased blade system ucs mini and its ucs director s expanded role as a data center management tool help the company stand out amongst competitors. You can manage network components and services ucsd automatically get an inventory of the infrastructure and will be able to orchestrate it.
Due to launch in q4, 2017, intersight is the product spawned by ciscos starship server management project and will eventually gain all of ucs directors and ucs centrals features. A vulnerability in cisco unified computing system ucs director could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to take complete control of the affected device. Cisco ucs director allows it to deliver infrastructure services within minutes and continue refining the parameters and shaving more time off the process. Cisco continues to invest and enhance our data center automation and private cloud infrastructure as a service iaas platform, cisco ucs director. Cisco intersight implementing our open iaas ecosystem. Versastack solution by cisco and ibm with oracle rac, ibm. Once you get to know ucs manager, the book dives deeper into configuring lan, san, identity pools, resource pools, and service profiles for the servers. It is no longer necessary to query for standalone c.767 875 904 179 402 1156 544 423 321 708 1476 52 1299 886 1340 411 535 1043 881 1129 1369 450 970 93 1529 381 1203 179 390 849 1294 390 679 1505 751 1078 1287 1205 74 1169 277 444 364 59 72 24