Cisco Integrated Management Controller Architecture

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The Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) is a very important piece of hardware that makes the UCS system architecture efficient and a step away from the legacy architecture into the computer pool concept and stateless service profile migration capabilities. The legacy approach was to stitch together agents, pieces of hardware and software, and an out-of-band approach to each computer server or enclosure.

As a key component, the Cisco CIMC is present in both Cisco UCS B-series blade servers and Cisco C-series rackmount server systems, allowing Cisco UCS to unify the management of these ...

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