Cisco UCS B-Series Review
It has integration with vSphere, but UCS Manager should be rewritten in HTML5.


Valuable Features

The VM-FEX, hardware integration with VMware vSphere.

Improvements to My Organization

It's faster to provision virtual servers than physical. Also, it has very good orchestration with UCS Director 5.2.

Room for Improvement

The UCS Manager is written in Java and has many problems after the new Java releases. It should be rewritten in HTML5.

Use of Solution

I've used it for one and a half years.

Deployment Issues

It was not a problem.

Stability Issues

It is very stable.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

4/5

Technical Support:

4/5

Previous Solutions

IBM Blade Servers,was in place previously.

Initial Setup

It was straightforward to do it. You need to have expert-level knowledge in LAN, SAN, and servers to be able to do it properly

Implementation Team

I did by myself.

Other Solutions Considered

No, Cisco UCS was the stuff we wanted.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We're the biggest Cisco Gold Partner in Poland.

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