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Greg Wilkinson
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Cisco is pleased to announce that the Intersight Essential License Edition is now live in production! The Cisco Intersight platform provides cloud-based infrastructure management, and Intersight Essentials helps extend the model-based management of the Cisco UCS platform to all Cisco UCS servers, Cisco HyperFlex, and Cisco HyperFlex Edge systems.

Feature highlights of Intersight - Essentials are outlined below:

  • Policy driven configuration for Standalone Racks:
    • Precision Boot Order

               Video Link : 16846

    • BIOS

               Video Link : 16847

    • Local User

               Video Link : 16849

    • LDAP

               Video Link : 16850

    • SMTP

               Video Link : 16851

    • Network Connectivity

               Video Link : 16852               

    • KVM

               Video Link : 16853

    • NTP

               Video Link : 16854

    • SSH

               Video Link : 16855

    • Serial Over LAN

               Video Link : 16856

    • IPMI Over LAN

               Video Link : 16857

  • Server Profiles

               Video Link : 16843

  • IMC Firmware Management

              Video Link : 16999

  • IMC Software Context Launch
  • Server Actions, Server Details & Images
  • API Keys (Enabling remote API access and use with the Python SDK)
  • License Management
  • UI Features including:
    • REST API and Documentation
    • Help Center
    • Dashboard widgets and customization
    • Workflow / Task framework
    • Localization (Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese)

To learn more on using Cisco Intersight with your UCS Infrastructure, visit

  • The help pages include information on how to create an account, configure devices for access (HTTPS from the device to Intersight), and what specific hardware is supported.
  • Also look for Information on current features, licensing, and several video overviews on the help pages.

You can also browse Communities content and forums for additional information on Intersight.  An overview is available at Cisco Intersight: Cloud Based Management of UCS and HyperFlex

For product overviews, data sheets, solution whitepapers, and much more

We look forward to seeing you on Cisco Intersight!


What is the Cisco Service type that sits behind Cisco intershight ? Is it just Cisco Branded or Cisco Branded and Partner Branded?

Greg Wilkinson
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee
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