Chapter 7. Cisco UCS Architecture

This chapter covers the following exam topics:

1.1 Describe common server types and connectivity found in a data center

1.2 Describe the physical components of the UCS

The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) journey started many years ago, culminating in its first customer shipment (FCS) around 2009. Since then, the x86 server market has been transformed and reshaped by Cisco UCS. Having started with a clean slate, Cisco clearly changed the industry with a true shift in computing paradigm around x86 server systems. This shift was initially focused on x86 blade server legacy computing architectures, and then Cisco transferred those benefits to Cisco x86 rackmount servers and paved the way for Cisco’s hyperconverged ...

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