2019-09-19T08:39:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Cisco UCS Manager?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco UCS Manager, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Real User

In terms of advice of how other users can implement the solution, I'd caution that it depends on what they like to use. If you need to have server usage, for example, for Oracle, for Microsoft Hyper V, VMware, or different solutions, then it's not the best. For us, the complexity was too high especially when it comes to expanding it for other purposes. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-02-13T07:51:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We're not partners with Cisco. I'm a user of the solution and also a consultant. We're currently using the latest version of the solution. I'm not sure of the exact version number, but it was updated recently. I don't have specific advice to others considering implementing the product. I'd just say that it's important that they know the product before implementing it. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. You can do pretty much anything you need to on the product, but it's quite complex. If they were able to simplify both the configuration and the user interface, I'd probably give them full marks.

2020-02-04T09:59:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Now people have many more options. If you're talking about HCI, Cisco has it. They have their own product called Cisco HyperFlex. Though if you are looking for a single short solution then you probably will not find it here. On a scale from one to 10, I would rate Cisco UCS Manager a seven.

2020-02-02T10:42:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

I have recommended Cisco USC for multiple customers and in particular, one of them was a financial institution. The biggest lesson that I have learned from using Cisco UCS Manager is that sizing is very important. Once you start thinking about it, you have to understand the requirements, and sizing is important in this regard. Once you understand the requirements, you have to select the right model. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-01-22T12:44:00Z
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Top 10Real User

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this solution as an eight out of ten. I use the UCS Manager and I think it is a good solution.

2020-01-16T08:44:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I am very happy with Cisco UCS. If I had to choose between other submissions, I would choose the Cisco UCS every time. It's a wonderful product. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-12-30T06:00:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I would definitely recommend this product to others and my rating for it would be nine out of ten. The pricing can always be better, so I would like to see that being improved.

2019-11-20T05:39:00Z
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Real User

Cisco Infrastructure is one of the top vendors and no one can beat them in terms of switching and routing. They have a new solution called Cisco DNA where they have improved the security, OT environment, and IoT. It is a good solution for WAN technology. Cisco is on top of the infrastructure. Cisco Wise Mail IT is now called Unified Messaging. The unity was the first introduction to Cisco for voice mail integrated with cross messaging and now they have a full collaboration solution in one box. Cisco Tetration Technology has recently been introduced, but it has not yet matured in the market. We haven't used this solution yet as it is not mature yet. We saw a demo in Dubai, they showed us the functionalities. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-10-20T10:33:00Z
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Real User

We're using the on-premises deployment model. It's a good solution, as long as you can maneuver admin paths and are competent in running the day to day support tasks. The solution is a bit complicated and complex, but the trade-off is you have a lot of functionality. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
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