Cisco UCS B-Series Room for Improvement

reviewer1414053
Senior Principal Systems Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
In terms of room for improvement, I think there is room for improvement with the service profile. Cisco products are technically quite bulky if you ask me. You really need to be very proficient technically to deploy it and to understand the assignment of the service profiles before you can really make the most of it. The product comes with a lot of technical overhead. I know they have advancements that are coming and I foresee they are ready to address that problem at least to a certain extent. For the purposes it is built for, I can not really think of any room for improvement, honestly. It is as advertised; it is doing what it is supposed to in the way the company represents it. I do not think they are really in need of any other improvement this year than what I know they already have on the roadmap. The only thing I can think of might be improving the user-friendliness. View full review »
reviewer1199268
Sr. Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Integration with the storage to get a heatmap of what's going on in the storage site could be improved -- the dashboard, that kind of thing. We have a virtualized environment and it's the same dashboard that links together the front end, the VMware and the backend storage. We have to use multiple views, multiple solutions for that. We log in to multiple places to see what's going on in the storage, what's going on in the switches, on the Blades, on the VMware. It would be great if there was a single platform, a dashboard that could integrate all of those. That kind of improvement wouldn't just help me but would also benefit management. If they want to see what's going on, for example, to get a five-year forecast, and the dashboard could show how much space is left for computing power, or show that something is not working, that would make a difference. View full review »
Ricky Santos
System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
I would like to see the availability increased during upgrades and patching. There are patches that cannot be implemented without any downtime or reboot required. If the newer version could eliminate downtime during patches or firmware upgrades, it would be great. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE Synergy and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,517 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Mikael Jensen
Sr. Operations Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The management interface needs a lot of improvement. As it is right now, it's a pain to use. It's not user-friendly. For some clients, it may be useful if it was possible to switch the role for a server. I myself am running a VMware shop and so I would not personally gain any benefit from this, however, I see the value it would have for others - especially service providers. View full review »
ARAVIND RANGA
VMware Administrator at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The configuration is a little bit complicated and could be made simpler. The administration is somewhat complex. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE Synergy and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,517 professionals have used our research since 2012.