Anyone deployed Cisco UCS yet with vSphere. It is an interesteding offering which appears to take blades to a whole new level. Some of the interesting aspects include:
Memory - can use 192 or 384GB of memory per blade depending on model
Cabling - uses about half of normal cabling
CPU - CPU density is far greater than current blades.
Integration with other Cisco equipment. Call Manager and Integrity are now options for virtualization.
Management from a single pane of glass. This can be managed from Virtual Center.
I/O. With Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and CNA's significant improvement in I/O.
I am looking to see what kind of gotcha's people have encountered other than cost. Have SAN upgrades been required or any other
hidden costs or requirements?
We have been running VMware in UCS for a while now. There are no real gotchas as long as you are familiar with FC and FCoE if you are booting from SAN.
Gotta make sure your firmware is up to date on all the blades though. Most seem to be a release off when they are shipped out.