Greenfield implementation issues with Cisco UCS Central

When using multiple Cisco UCS Management domains, the usage of Cisco UCS Central is recommended for centralized management. With greenfield implementations this could be a daunting task, because Cisco UCS Central is the starting point (no other datacenter infrastructure components are available yet). You have to create a temporarily environment where the Cisco UCS Central virtual appliance can be deployed on your soon-to-be-managed-by-UCS-Central UCS Management … Lees verder Greenfield implementation issues with Cisco UCS Central

VMware is deprecating 3th party vSwitches!

Last weekend VMware announced it will remove the API’s for 3th party vSwitches (like Cisco Nexus 1000v and Cisco Application Virtual Switch) with vSphere 6.5 update 2! There were rumours for years, but now VMware ┬áhas finally set concrete steps, by announcing it will remove the API’s for 3th party switches. VMware will push customers to the VMware Distributed vSwitch (DVS) or the VMware NSX … Lees verder VMware is deprecating 3th party vSwitches!

Shifting businesses in storage-land

The last few months/year there happened a lot in storage-land: –┬áCisco is working with SpringPath to sell their Hyperflex solution (1-3-2016). – EMC has been bought by Dell (7-9-2016), so VMware (which is a part of EMC) is also a part of Dell) – Simplivity has been bought by HPE (18-1-2017). – Nimble has been bought by HPE (8-3-2017). – Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions … Lees verder Shifting businesses in storage-land