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vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for Cisco UCS Manager is GA

We are extremely pleased to announce the General Availability of the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-in for Cisco UCS Manager.

The UCS Manager Plug-In plays an important role in enabling organizations to automate and simplify the management of their cloud infrastructure by extending vCO's reach to the UCS platform.  What's more, it's also a significant step in proving that vCO enables orchestration of the broader VMware cloud ecosystem, and not simply VMware applications.

With over 90 out-of-the-box actions and workflows, the plug-in adds management of compute hardware to vCO, therefore enabling the automation of the entire physical and virtual stack.  Together with the vSphere and vCloud Director plug-ins, the UCS Manager plug-in provides the necessary pieces to automate several use cases, including:

  1. Provisioning UCS blades for virtualization
  2. On-boarding a new tenant for a service provider
  3. Automatically scaling UCS compute resources

Below are some resources to help you better understand the value and scope of the Cisco UCS Manager plug-in:

To close out, here is a sample schema of a workflow from the user's guide that installs a new service profile in the UCS environment.

Ucs_plugin_sample_wf