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Cisco UCS Configuration and Operational Policies

January 7th, 2014 Comments off

I was searching for a list of Cisco UCS Configuration and Operational Policies on the Internet but couldn’t find one. So I put together this list for my future reference

Configuration Polices

  • Boot
  • Chassis Discovery
  • Ethernet and FC Adapters
  • Dynamic vNic
  • Global Cap (Power)
  • Host Firmware
  • IPMI
  • Management Firmware
  • Management Interface Monitoring
  • Network Control
  • Power
  • QoS
  • Rack Server Discovery

Operational Policies

  • Fault Collection
  • Flow Control
  • Maintenance Policy
  • Scrub
  • SOL
  • Stats Collection
  • Stats Threshold
Categories: Data Center

Cisco Nexus 7000 – VPC port-channel and mixing IO Modules support

November 15th, 2013 Comments off

It’s time to purchase new blades for our Nexus 7000. VPC has been setup and works fine on our 8x10Gb SPF+ M1 module. The question is: If I purchase a 32x10Gb SPF+ M1 module, will I be able to expand the vpc port-channels to the new module ?

I googled it, turned out that I can, as long as I don’t mix the IO generations (M1 with M1, F1 with F1 only)

VPC cross modules

More info here

Don’t forget to see the other post for Share mode vs Dedicated mode when using the N7K-M132XP-12 module.

Categories: Data Center, Networking