Chapter 7. UCS Manager
The UCS Manager (UCSM) provides a single point of management for a UCS.1 An embedded policy-driven software manages all devices in a UCS as a single logical entity.
1 The authors thank Mike Dvorkin for his contribution to this chapter.
UCSM Overall Architecture
The architecture of UCSM consists of multiple layers with well-defined boundaries (see Figure 7-1). External interfaces provide communication with the outside world. The Data Management Engine (DME) is the central service that manages the components of a UCS. Application gateways act as a hardware abstraction layer between the DME and the managed End-Points (EPs). The EPs are the actual devices or entities that are managed by UCSM, but they ...