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pritchard-chris
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UCS B-Series Servers With EMC VNX Storage

Hello,

I am at a bit of a quandry. I have been trying to find somewhere, anywhere, that indicates that the following configuration is supported/certified by the companies involved.

Cisco UCS B-Series servers

Windows 2012

EMC VNX 5500 Block

Fiber Channel

Here is where it breaks down:

  1. Cisco UCS B-series is certified by Microsoft for Windows 2012
  2. Microsoft Windows 2012 is certified by Cisco UCS B-series
  3. Microsoft Windows 2012 is has been certified by EMC for some configurations.

EMC does not list any B-series servers as supported/certified with Windows 2012 connecting to a VNX (block) array.

Any ideas?

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padramas
Cisco Employee

Hello Chris,

Assuming  UCSM 2.1.2a firmware version, Windows 2012 is supported on UCS servers and the EMC VNX 5500 array.

Here is the HCL ( Hardware Compatibility List )

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10477/prod_technical_reference_list.html

HTH

Padma

This is not technically a factual statement. If you look at the document, as opposed to the tool, it states that EMC must be referenced for a specific certified configuration.

This is where it breaks down.

Hello,

Can you please share the information on what is stated by EMC doc that contradicts Cisco HCL ?

Padma

The issue here is that EMC does not state it is not supported/certified. It is that the UCS B-Series is not listed within its Interoperability Matrixes for Windows 2012 at all. VMware ESX/ESXi is listed, all the way up to the newest version/update, as well as Windows 2008 versions.

The Matrixes are listed on EMC's support site, support.emc.com

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