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No Limits Software's RaMP is Now Integrated with Cisco UCS Manager


July 16, 2015

No Limits Software has just announced that its RaMP Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is now providing auto-discovery and monitoring working with the Cisco UCS servers and fabric components thanks to integration with the Cisco UCS Manager. Formally called the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Manager, it allows for unified and embedded management of all its software and hardware components.

The UCS uses something called SingleConnect technology that is able to control and manage a number of resources that can all be doing their own work from literally thousands of virtual machines. The Cisco SingleConnect allows for unification of LANs, SANs and systems management into one link that works through virtualization for rack servers, blade servers and of course, those virtual machines.

The No Limits Software DCIM operates in partnership with Cisco by using an auto-discover function that is able to find out a number of pieces of detailed information about all the UCS components that are operating. This means that RaMP users now have a single platform they can use in order to manage and operate the Cisco assets including things like power, cooling, and energy efficiency in the client’s assigned data center.

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RaMP’s ability to auto-discover IT and facilities equipment means that the time and cost for setup as well as operation is reduced. The accuracy of any data that is collected is also quite a bit better, especially when working with virtual machines. The solution’s automated change management can find changes that take place when it comes to firmware as well as OS upgrades, any new software installations, hardware modifications, and will even be able to tell when there are networked cable moves. Any of these changes will be reflected almost in real time when it comes to the RaMP change management readout. Workflow and task management, server and virtual server monitoring and Web services PAI for integration with other systems are all handled better and more efficiently using the RaMP solution as well.




Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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