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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 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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Updates to the UCS Platform Emulator 3.1(2bPE1)

The latest and greatest version of Cisco’s UCS Platform Emulator is version 3.1(2bPE1), which was released at the end of September 2016. This version brings some new enhancements to the UCS Platform Emulator. Before we examine those enhancements, let’s take a look on how to stay up to date with the UCS Platform Emulator. The …

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