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Ask the Expert: Cisco DCN solutions on vBlock, FlexPOD’s, and SAP HANA

This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about utilizing Cisco data center technology and integrated solutions with subject matter expert Ramses Smeyers. Additionally, Ramses will answer questions about FlexPOD, vBlock, Unified Computing Systems, Nexus 2000/5000, SAP HANA, and VDI.

Ramses Smeyers is a technical leader in Cisco Technical Services, where he works in the Datacenter Solutions support team. His main job consists of supporting customers to implement and manage Cisco UCS, FlexPod, vBlock, VDI, and VXI infrastructures. He has a very strong background in computing, networking, and storage and has 10+ years of experience deploying enterprise and service provider data center solutions. Relevant certifications include VMware VCDX, Cisco CCIE Voice, CCIE Data Center, (#34891) and RHCE.


Remember to use the rating system to let Ramses know if he has given you an adequate response. 

Because of the volume expected during this event, Ramses might not be able to answer every question. Remember that you can continue the conversation in the Data Center under the sub-community Unified Computing shortly after the event. This event lasts through October 24th, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.


Hi Ramses,thanks for offering

Hi Ramses,

thanks for offering us this opportunity. Let me start with question about vBlock 540 and X-bricks. Seems like one of the most cricital/important pieces is Infiniband switch and I noticed it is Intel device. I remember that Cisco aquired company that manufactured infiniband switches couple years ago but seems like these devices are all end-of-life. Can you please confirm that Cisco is not offering infiniband switches to the market anymore?



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Cisco is no longer making

Cisco is no longer making Infiniband switches, that is correct.

Please do know the vBlock 540 does not consist of such switched and please do have a look @ to get more information on this.

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