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Introduction to the Cisco IMC Emulator

Recently, Cisco came out with a new emulator. You may be familiar with the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator, which is an emulated hardware environment paired with UCS Manager. The Cisco IMC Emulator is its cousin. Let’s review what Cisco IMC is, and why you would want to use the Cisco IMC Emulator. Introduction to Cisco …

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Cisco UCS Manager 3.1(3a) New Features

Recently, Cisco UCS Manager 3.1(3a) was released, bringing a new slew of supported hardware and software features to our beloved Fabric Interconnects!  Let’s take a look at what some of my favorites are, and why. New Hardware Support in Cisco UCS Manager 3.1(3a) Let’s start with the Cisco UCS Manager 3.1(3a) new hardware support.  With UCS …

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Changing Fabric Interconnect Models on the UCS Platform Emulator

When we talked about Setup and Use of the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator, we discussed how to modify the virtual hardware we see in UCS Manager.  If you are looking to change the Fabric Interconnect models, things are done a little differently.  Let’s take a look at this process. Disclaimer: This process requires a reboot. …

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Tips and Tricks for Using the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator

While the Cisco Unified Computing System Platform Emulator (also called UCS Platform Emulator or UCSPE) is a great tool for familiarizing yourself with the Cisco Unified Computing System, it is important to understand what does, and does not work in UCS Platform Emulator.  In addition, I’ve come up with some general guidance in order to make …

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Updating Your Cisco UCS Platform Emulator

When Cisco releases an update to the Cisco UCS Emulator, you may want to move your configuration to the newer version.  While many times the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator can be used for quick testing and verification, there are some cases where you may have a fairly detailed configuration you wish to migrate to the …

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