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Cloud Service Assurance for DC & Cloud


Cisco is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Release 2.3 of the Cloud Service Assurance for VMDC (CLSA-VMDC) System, our reference architecture for Unified Data Center.  This system provides consolidated fault & performance management with service-impact correlation on Cisco Unified DC compute, storage, virtualization and DC network components, with a single product approach.  This release is compatible with VMDC 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0 and is positioned for Enterprise, Public Sector and Service Provider customers with a set of matching features and scaling capabilities.

This system is implemented through a Cisco development partnership with Zenoss Inc.  It is available on Cisco GPL as a Solutions Plus product. Any orchestration solution can be complemented with the Zenoss CSA product.


  • Validated data center assurance design for Enterprise, Public sector or Service Provider scalability
  • Out-of-the-box support for compute, virtualization, storage, and networking services
  • Rapid system deployment through auto-discovery and dynamic modeling of Cisco cloud infrastructure
  • Multi-tenant capable solution
  • DC/Cloud services awareness and tenant / user level service impact analysis
  • Trouble resolution time reduction by integrated root cause analysis
  • Optional integration with orchestration software
  • CLSA has been validated on VMDC 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0

New in this release:

  • Additional device validation:  ASA 5555, N7K SUP2, N7K F2 FC module, ACE 4710
  • VMDC 2.3 certification
  • Updated Design & Implementation Guide including VMDC 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0 assurance content
  • EMC VNX storage service impact dependency correlation

The Cisco Validated Design, along with other collateral can be accessed at


Invite your customers to Cisco Live Orlando BRKSPG-2681 Cloud Service Assurance for Virtualized Data Center and Hosted Applications breakout session and sign up for Meet the Engineer meetings to discuss DC/Cloud Assurance. 

For Questions:


Johnny Tung

Systems Development Unit