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Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) (Data Center): A Complete Reference Guide to the Cisco Data Center Virtualization Server Architecture by Roger Andersson, Tommi Salli, Silvano Gai

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Chapter 5. UCS B-Series Blade Servers

The Cisco® Unified Computing System (UCS) is a data center server architecture that unifies network virtualization, storage virtualization, and server virtualization, within open industry standard technologies and with the network as the platform.

This chapter will first give a brief overview of the various components and then describe them in detail.

Components Overview

Figure 5-1 shows the components of a UCS, with the exception of the UCS Manager that is a software element.

Figure 5-1. UCS components

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UCS Manager

The Cisco® UCS Manager (UCSM) software integrates the components of a Cisco® Unified Computing ...

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