Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Overview

What is Cisco UCS E-Series Servers?

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers are next-generation, power-optimized, x86, Intel Xeon 64-bit blade servers designed to be deployed in Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) and the Cisco 4451-X ISR. These price-to-performance-optimized single-socket blade servers balance simplicity, performance, reliability, and power efficiency. They are well suited for applications and infrastructure services typically deployed in small offices and branch offices.

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers is also known as UCS E-Series Servers.

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Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Customers

Navaho,  MiroNet AG, Columbia Sportswear

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What users are saying about Cisco UCS E-Series Servers pricing:
  • "It's expensive, they are quite pricey."

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Muhammad Noman Rajput
Assistant Director IT (Data Center operations) at Freelancer
Real User
Oct 29, 2020
Easy to configure and operate

What is our primary use case?

It was a government organization and we only developed a data set. We have data centers. So where I designed cell phones for the customer, I used two Blade chassis 5108 for a primary data center and one Dell Chassis. I used two Blade chassis with two fabric interconnects that were F5-6-2-4-4-8 series and was able to interconnect A and able to interconnect B. So I was able to figure it out. First of all, I am mega cabling metrics for both the chassis and I used two IOM for each chassis. Then I connected it to an IBM storage with their servers. I also added EMC storage and HP 3PAR storage as… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The Cisco chassis is very easy to configure and any network engineer or expert can configure the solution and easily integrate it with the chassis."
  • "One thing that could be improved is the cost - it is very high for this Blade chassis as compared to other vendors. Especially in Asia. Asian customers mostly prefer a cost effective, cheaper solution."

What other advice do I have?

The Cisco chassis is very easy to configure and any network engineer or expert can configure the solution and easily integrate it with the chassis. If you have another chassis, like HP, and you configure storage with HP media or FC carrier, you will need to have additional costs for switches. But Cisco chassis products are good. You can easily just add storage with an upgrade and there is no need to purchase any switches. You can get it. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Cisco UCS E-Series Servers a 10 out of 10. There is one thing more I can add. The traffic flows of the Cisco chassis…
David Mbugua
Group General Manager-ICT at a consumer goods company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Aug 19, 2020
Reliable, efficient, and easy to set up

What is our primary use case?

The UCS Servers are our primary servers processing payment for our 600,000 plus small scale growers on a monthly basis. They Host our SAP ERP system and all other on premise systems across the different factories in the country.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are that they are efficient and easy to setup."
  • "The processing capacity could be improved."

What other advice do I have?

Our company is unique. We train our people so that we have the technical capability within the organization. We are managing agents for the 69 factories, which is why it is very important to have internal support capacity. I am more of a customer but I can handle most of the support issues internally. Anything beyond me goes to the partner. All of our networking products from routers to servers are from Cisco. We use the Cisco server product but for storage, we have NetApp and just ordered HP, but, it has not arrived yet. Apart from PCs and notebooks, this is the first time that we are trying…
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Network Administrator at a educational organization with 201-500 employees
Real User
Dec 31, 2020
Long-lasting and reliable solution with complicated upgrades

Pros and Cons

  • "They are really easy to maintain. I've added RAM to them. I've done a lot of other things with the virtualization."
  • "The biggest pain point for us is the matrix for the firmware upgrades. It is a pain. You look at that thing, you might as well be reading Greek. It would be a whole lot better if they could clean up their documentation on it."

What other advice do I have?

Our next move will be going away from them. We're probably going to move to a PowerEdge Dell or HP solution. We've already looked into that a little bit. So I don't have a lot of great things to say necessarily. With the blade servers, as long as they run, I think that's the most important thing. And software and everything seems to be pretty stable with those. They're pretty hands-off. It's just a little more complex when you have to upgrade the firmware. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Cisco UCS E-Series Servers a seven. I think the biggest thing is they have good longevity.
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