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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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Setup and Use of the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator

This article provides an overview of how to use the UCS Platform Emulator.  It describes initial configuration and use, as well as a few tips and tricks I have picked up along the way.  You also may see this referred to as the Cisco UCS Emulator or UCSPE. Why would you want to use the …

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FlexPod and Microsoft Private Cloud

One of the great things about FlexPod is its versatility.  I can run multiple operating systems and applications on the same set of physical hardware.  Just because I deploy a certain validated design doesn’t mean that other solutions can’t co-exist in the same hardware.  Perhaps I only need eight of my 16 blades for VMware …

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