Archive for September, 2010

Cisco UCS Fabric Failover: Slam Dunk? or So What?

Filed in Cisco UCS, NIV, VMware by on September 23, 2010 28 Comments
Cisco UCS Fabric Failover: Slam Dunk? or So What?

Fabric Failover is a unique capability found only in Cisco UCS that allows a server adapter to have a highly available connection to two redundant network switches without any NIC teaming drivers or any NIC failover configuration required in the OS, hypervisor, or virtual machine.  In this article we will take a brief look at […]

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VMware 10GE QoS Design Deep Dive with Cisco UCS, Nexus

Filed in Cisco UCS, FCoE, Featured, Nexus, QoS, VMware by on September 15, 2010 39 Comments
VMware 10GE QoS Design Deep Dive with Cisco UCS, Nexus

Last month I wrote a brief article discussing the intelligent QoS capabilities of Cisco UCS in a VMware 10GE scenario, accompanied by some flash animations for visual learners like me.  In that article I (intentionally) didn’t get too specific with design details or technical nuance.  Rather, I wanted to set the stage first with a […]

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