Cisco UCS B-Series Review

The most valuable feature is the UCS Manager which integrates everything.


What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the UCS Manager which integrates everything.

Java and HTML 5 base admin console is now available

How has it helped my organization?

Its provisioning and ease of management have improved our functioning.

What needs improvement?

Power Options for setting up Grid needs to have further customization.

N+1 for power supply is not applicable in some data centers

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for 3 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We've had no issues with deployment.


What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We've had no issues with stability.

N+1 for powersupply is not applicable on grid type data centers

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's highly scalable. With everything set up, downtime is never an issue when adding blades.

How is customer service and technical support?

Cisco has been very supportive to us, as well as the partners

How was the initial setup?

A bit complex since using the FI was new to us.

What about the implementation team?

Vendor team were very helpful and was able to train us to use and manage the system.

What other advice do I have?

We used a Versa Stack solution so compute and storage was a breeze once setup was done.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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