Best Practices guide Nutanix on Cisco UCS c-series

Special considerations and guidance for datacenter administrators deploying Nutanix on Cisco UCS C-Series servers.

Combining Cisco UCS C-Series rack mount servers with the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform gives you the flexibility to build a compute and storage infrastructure on hardware of your choice. With streamlined administration, you can manage a fleet of servers and easily perform tasks like upgrading hardware and firmware that otherwise can be cumbersome.

These best practices walk you through key system design issues, from procurement to configuration and deployment. Download this guide for:

  • Help selecting the appropriate Nutanix-supported Cisco UCS hardware and mode for your environment, based on configurations that Nutanix has validated and tested for functionality and performance.
  • General best practices as well as guidance specific to standalone mode and Domain mode.
  • An introduction to critical components including fabric interconnects and the Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC).
  • A detailed description of Domain mode’s policy-driven approach via Cisco UCS Manager, which enables administrators to assign hardware profiles to physical servers from a central management interface.
  • Simplified directions for complex tasks such as network configuration that are unique to Cisco UCS and Nutanix environments so your finished design can be error-free.

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