Cisco UCS Management


"With prior experience with Zenoss for VMware monitoring we knew it was something we could get up and running and deployed in less time than the other apps and would help us cover gaps in the UCS platform. We were deployed in a couple days."

Global Telecommunications Company

Native protocols used to monitor Vblock components:

  • Cisco UCS using the XML-over-HTTP API
  • Cisco networking using SNMP and NetConf
  • VMware vSphere using vSphere API
  • EMC storage using SMI-S
  • Linux and Windows workloads using SSH, SNMP, & WMI

Cisco UCS and VMware Monitoring Tools For Your Datacenter Infrastructure

With Cisco UCS, you've moved to a next-generation datacenter infrastructure. UCS Service Profiles sever the tight bonds between operating systems and server hardware, and let you build the dynamic datacenter. Your datacenter is built to provide IT-as-a-Service with UCS hardware.

Whether you're using pre-architected vBlock or Flexpod architectures, or building your own VMware and UCS solution, you've noticed the operations challenges of stateless operation. How do you follow dependency chains in stateless relationships to identify the root cause of a problem?

Cisco UCS Monitoring of Infrastructure as a Service

Cisco UCS monitoring demo

90 second UCS demo

Zenoss Service Dynamics provides a Cisco UCS Management solution that unifies monitoring of all the components in the VMware-UCS stack. It understands the relationships between operating system workload and virtual machine, virtualized host and service profile, datastore and LUN-based storage. And it tracks dependencies among the multiple components that make up an IT application service.

With Cisco UCS monitoring from Zenoss, you can:

  • Visualize workload relationships across VMware, UCS, storage, and networking
  • Track service dependencies among components and the underlying dynamic infrastructure
  • Identify the root cause and service impact of an incident as Zenoss reduces the clutter of an event storm into a single relevant event

Zenoss uses the same UCS XML API used by Cisco's UCS Manager to provide cross-system and heterogeneous device management from a single pane of glass. With Zenoss, you'll simplify operations and reduce costs in your dynamic datacenter.

Related Resources

Datasheet: Managing Cisco UCS with Zenoss
Zenoss Provides Service Assurance Monitoring for Cisco UCS Clouds