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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 7. UCS Manager

The UCS Manager (UCSM) provides a single point of management for a UCS.1 An embedded policy-driven software manages all devices in a UCS as a single logical entity.

1 The authors thank Mike Dvorkin for his contribution to this chapter.

UCSM Overall Architecture

System Components

The architecture of UCSM consists of multiple layers with well-defined boundaries (see Figure 7-1). External interfaces provide communication with the outside world. The Data Management Engine (DME) is the central service that manages the components of a UCS. Application gateways act as a hardware abstraction layer between the DME and the managed End-Points (EPs). The EPs are the actual devices or entities that are managed by UCSM, but they ...

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