The Wonderful World of Cisco

Welcome to the landing page for everything Cisco at!

Here you will see a big emphasis on end to end Cisco architecture for IT infrastructures.  The best place to start is the Introduction to Cisco UCS Architecture.

You will notice a big focus on Cisco UCS, including Cisco UCS Manager, Cisco UCS Hardware, and the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator. You may see the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator referred to as UCSPE or simply the Cisco UCS Emulator.

The Cisco UCS Platform Emulator is an essential tool which allows you to quickly deploy an emulated version of Cisco UCS Manager to gain hands on experience without impacting a production environment.  Be sure to take a look at the complete guide to Setup and Use of the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator.

Cisco 350-601 DCCOR (CCNP Data Center Core Exam) Study Guide
melissa • January 14, 2020 • No Comments

This is my attempt at creating a 350-601 DCCOR exam guide.  This exam is the CCNP Data Center Core Exam, and its full name is Implementing

The Ultimate CCNP Data Center Guide
melissa • January 09, 2020 • No Comments

In 2019, Cisco announced some changes to their CCNP stands for Cisco Certified Networking Professional.  As we know, in today's world Cisco is about a

Cisco IT Blog Awards 2019 Finalist: Best Analysis
melissa • November 22, 2019 • No Comments

I am pleased to announce I am a finalist in the Best Analysis category in the 2019 Cisco IT Blog Awards! This is the first year

What is Cisco Intersight?
melissa • September 24, 2019 • No Comments

When it comes to Cisco UCS systems, I have talked quite a bit about how powerful Cisco Intersight is your turbocharged Cisco UCS management solution,

Cisco UCS C4200 and C125 M5 Deep Dive
melissa • June 25, 2019 • No Comments

Welcome to another installment of the Cisco UCS Deep Dive series.  Today we are going to take a look at the Cisco UCS 4200 series

Cisco UCS VIC 1400 Series Deep Dive
melissa • June 11, 2019 • No Comments

When it comes to designing your Cisco UCS environment, one of the most important decisions you will make is how to connect your servers to