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Optimally Manage the Data Center Using Systems Management Tools from Cisco and Microsoft

By: Cisco

Cisco is continuously innovating to help businesses reinvent the enterprise data center and deliver superior IT services for greater business impact. To that end, Cisco has developed robust infrastructure management tools for your Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS™) data center that work with and extend tools you may already use to monitor, provision, configure, and orchestrate your Microsoft server and application software.

To achieve this unified operations approach, Cisco has:

? Developed the Cisco UCS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, enabling IT staff to monitor health status for 1-to-N Cisco UCS domains
? Built the Cisco UCS Integration Pack for Microsoft System Center Orchestrator, helping administrators automate and standardize Cisco UCS management
? Integrated Cisco UCS with Microsoft Windows PowerShell through the Cisco UCS PowerTool, enabling administrators to manage infrastructure alongside operating systems and applications on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers, and stand-alone Cisco UCS C-Series servers by using a command-line interface (CLI)

Together, these technologies can help IT administrators and IT managers holistically manage and orchestrate server and networking infrastructure and the software stack. Organizations can build on this foundation to achieve a data center that is:

? Integrated, with the network as the core foundation for innovation
? Highly available within and between data centers
? Secure, integrating safeguards at all levels to reduce risk
? Open, through support for standards and innovation for the best possible integration across systems

Tags : data center, software, networking, management, cisco

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Published:  May 15, 2015
Length:  9
Type:  White Paper