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Announcing the availability of Cisco UCS Director version 5.3

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UCS Director team is pleased to announce the availability of Cisco UCS Director version 5.3

The following are the high-level release objectives:

·      Provide a platform for Cisco Enterprise Cloud Suite

·      Entry into Hyper-Convergence Space with VMware VSAN

·      Provide enhancements on secure multi-tenancy, API, and L4-L7 Policy definition in ACI Application container Profile.

UCS Director 5.3 Feature Highlights:

Virtualization:

VMware VSAN Features

       VSAN Nodes – Inventory, Discovery & Reports

       VSAN Cluster Lifecycle Management

       VSAN Storage Profile Management

       VSAN Qualification Policies

       Compute Policy Update (Storage Profile support)

       Support for VMware affinity rules for Storage

Network:

·      Support Nexus 9372PX/TX Models (Standalone)

·      N1KV/Hyper-V VXLAN support

Storage:

·      Support NetApp ONTAP 8.3 release

·      NetApp vServer level account management

·      Native support IBM Storwize V7K unified and SVC

·      Invicta Appliance 5.0.1.2 support

Compute:

·      Qualify VSAN nodes - C240M3 & C240M4

·      Native support for Cisco C880 server

ACI:

·      APIC 1.03(f) Support

·      L4-L7 support in Application Container

.      L4-L7 Service Policy, Service Chaining, Firewall Policy updates

Platform:

·      Secure Multi-Tenancy – Reports, Branding, FW/LB Management (ACI)

·      Resource Management - Support for VMAX, L4-L7 Resource Pool

·      SDK & API - PSC 11.0 integration (APIs)

·      Metering & Chargeback - Cost Model changes (Physical Server in ACI Container)

·      Licensing - Support for Cisco One Licensing (available from 5.2.0.2 patch)

Software Download Links:

Cisco UCS Director 5.3 Download Site

Documentation Links:

Release Notes

Install & Upgrade Guides

Compatibility Matrix

Open Automation & SDK

Refer to this link for all documentation: Cisco UCS Director Documentation

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