UCS Demonstration Video - 9/28/2011
This video is from a session I did on 9/28/2011 covering a basic demonstration of Cisco UCS.
Custom VMWare 4.1 Image for B230
Please download this VMWare 4.1 ESXi image if you have a Cisco UCS B230M1 or B230M2. Using the regular image could result in some installation difficulties.
Next-Gen UCS Hardware and Software
This presentation is from Cisco Live and explains the new UCS hardware and software features coming out in the Fall of 2011.
Migrating from Brocade to Cisco
This is pretty sweet. Colin McNamara migrates a live host from Brocade SAN to Cisco MDS. Take a look.
UCS + Xen + NetApp Cisco Validated Design
This paper provides a detailed design description for the entire stack. It's a big one, but a good one.
Adding a UCS Chassis
This video is absolutely awesome. It shows the unboxing and racking of a new chassis. The team is adding a new chassis to an existing running system.
UCSGuy YouTube Channel - 1/12/2011
This is a link to the YouTube Channel with tons of configuration videos.
UCS Physical Layer Diagram - 12/9/2010
This document shows the physical connections in a UCS environment. I do a lot of customer installs and this document is the best way to understand how to set up the physical components of a UCS installation.
General UCS Visio Diagram v2 - 6/19/2010
I've updated the Visio document to be a little more generic and cover more UCS situations. This should work well as the basis for all UCS installations. Fill in the information and take it to Kinko's errr...FedEx Office and have them print you a D-size.
Sal's UCS Site Prep Doc v2 - 4/1/2010
Rolling out UCS? Grab this doc to get prepared. You get this info collected and your UCS will be installed in less than an hour. I updated the doc to remove references to the numbers of addresses and things. It's more generic now, and more applicable to every environment.