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:
- Provisioning UCS blades for virtualization
- On-boarding a new tenant for a service provider
- 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.