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Ask the Expert: Introduction to Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) Central

Ask the Expert: Introduction to Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) Central with Chetan ParikWith Chetan Parik

Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about basics of Cisco UCS Central tool and its application.  with Cisco expert Chetan Parik. With lots of companies adopting Cisco UCS, there is a demand for managing multiple Cisco UCS clusters using a centralized tool. Cisco UCS Central is a new tool for centrally managing multiple Cisco UCS clusters using a single tool.

Chetan Parik is a customer support engineer from the Server Virtualization team at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore, India. He has seven years of total experience. He has worked on a wide range of Cisco data center products such as Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000V. He also has five years of experience on VMware virtualization products.

Remember to use the rating system to let Chetan  know if you have received an adequate response. 

Chetan might not be able to answer each question due to the volume expected during this event. Remember that you can continue the conversation on the Data Center sub-community discussion forum shortly after the event.This event lasts through February 22, 2013. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other community members.

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Hi Chetan

You have mentioned that UCS Central supports 100+ UCS domain. On what factors does this depends on? Is it that more capable server will be able to manage a large number of UCS domain?


Hi Suresh,

This number is purely based on our tests. It has no connection with the capability of the server.

We should have an official number soon but 100 is a safe number at this moment.

Hope this answered your query. Please feel free to ask more questions if you have any.



Hi Chetan

Is UCS Central supported for Linux or Windows based systems? If so, are there any hardware requirements to run UCS central?

Hi Sandeep,

UCS central is a VM that can run on VMWare ESXi or Microsoft Hyper V server. It comes packaged in an OVA file. You can deploy a VM using this OVA file on an ESXi server. You can download the presentation as the slides cover how to deploy UCS central from OVA file.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Hi Chetan,

I mentionned a problem with UCS Central :

My question is how to check by CLI that communication is correct beetween UCSM and central, for example when we create a service profile and we take ressources in global pools (with debug command from UCSM) ?


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