UCS Firmware Upgrades Simplified

Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 10.55.16 AMOne of the many benefits of UCS is the ease at which firmware upgrades/downgrades can be applied.  UCS Manager simplifies this by utilizing an Auto-Install procedure that takes a lot of the manual firmware application out of the equation.  UCS Firmware Auto-Install was introduced in UCS version 2.1(1) and includes two stages: Continue reading “UCS Firmware Upgrades Simplified”

A GPU for your UCS Blade Servers is now a reality

coming-soonI was pleasantly surprised to find out that Cisco and nVidia partnered to deliver a GPU that now fits into a blade server form factor.  For those UCS customers out there, this was a much anticipated announcement.  Since the inception of UCS, heavy graphic user customers had to rely on C-Series rack servers if they wanted to take advantage of GPU capabilities.  This worked well, especially since UCS allows C-series to integrate into UCS Manager, allowing full service profile functionality.  But, nevertheless you had UCS customers that had standardized on blades and thus was really longing for a blade based GPU. Continue reading “A GPU for your UCS Blade Servers is now a reality”