Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Cisco UCS Director.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
I would like to see more flexibility when it comes to managing other stacks, like VMware virtualization.
Normally, UCS Director is used primarily for orchestration, but when we look at a non-Cisco data infrastructure components, the UCS Director needs a bit more improvement in terms of integration with third-party systems and with existing older systems. I feel that more development or a more integrated road map should be set up so that it becomes a common platform for any infrastructure. In the next release of this solution, I would like to see changes in the navigation controls of UCS Director. That would be helpful. Modifying the icons that are available for use, as well as virtualization aspects.
HyperFlex is not the best of the hyper-converged solutions. We cannot depend on this solution to manage all of the data center's infrastructure. We can count on it to replace the traditional Blades or rack-mounted servers, but not a hyper-converged system. Adding integration, or an API to manage another vendor's hardware, would really add value to this solution.
The scalability of this solution needs to be improved because as it is now, you cannot scale the storage alone. Rather, you have to scale the storage and the compute together. I would like to be able to add more storage, and not be tied to upgrading anything other than storage alone. I would like to see more integration with other solutions.
The user interface could use improvement. UCS director tries to do just about everything, which means the user interface can get a bit cumbersome if you don't know what you're looking for or know where to find it. It can be really difficult. Simplifying the user interface would go a long way to making it more usable.
The solution could be improved is including a feature where I could do things programmatically versus having to create workarounds to get what I want to get done. Any more features would be welcome. They should keep developing API.