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Cisco DCUCI Quick Reference by Jeremy Moulton, James Casaletto

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Chapter 2. Introduction to Cisco Unified Computing System

This chapter introduces the hardware and management software components of UCS and describes UCS Manager software.

Overview of UCS Hardware Components

In this section, we identify the hardware that comprises a UCS solution, including the fabric interconnects, chassis, and server components.

Front View of UCS

You can access the power supplies and fan modules in the front of the fabric interconnect and access the blades and power supplies in the chassis in the front of the chassis. Note that both half-width and full-width blades can be mixed in the same chassis.

Figure 2-1 depicts the front of a UCS.

Figure 2-1. UCS Front View

Rear View of UCS

You can access all the cabling (for power, ...

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