Cisco Intersight: 5-year anniversary – Cisco Blogs

Monitoring Cisco UCS, HPE ProLiant, and Dell PowerEdge servers from one place

Transformational infrastructure administration platform

Once we launched Cisco Intersight, in late 2017, our imaginative and prescient was to not simply remodel information center-based administration of Cisco UCS servers right into a SaaS-assisted administration paradigm however to rework the way in which IT managed gadgets within the information heart. The core worth was all the time to assist our prospects totally achieve the advantages of SaaS supply together with end-to-end lifecycle administration of distributed infrastructure and workloads throughout information facilities, distant websites, department workplaces, and edge environments.

To be able to do that, we needed to evolve Intersight from a SaaS administration airplane to a full platform that would ship a number of disparate providers. We began down this path a few years again after we labored with our storage companions to carry Pure Storage, NetApp, and Hitachi gadgets beneath Intersight administration, whereas totally complementing the native administration supplied by our companions.

Evolution to third-party server help

Following that success, our prospects requested us to increase comparable advantages to servers past UCS and assist complement different server vendor administration instruments. Actually, in an inside survey over 92% of respondents believed our present prospects wish to use Intersight to watch third-party infrastructure. Since we had already paved the way in which to managing servers utilizing commonplace Redfish APIs, we have been capable of lengthen a few of that performance to sure Dell and HPE servers. We just lately introduced a tech preview for a similar, and will likely be providing the next performance:

  • Stock view per UCS servers
  • Energy and Boot supply setup actions in UI
  • Assist based mostly on Redfish requirements applied in vendor firmware
Intersight 3rd Party server catalog
Intersight server stock view displaying: Cisco HyperFlex, HPE ProLiant, and Dell PowerEdge servers

This permits our prospects to begin visualizing and monitoring their server property within the information heart with Intersight. As acknowledged earlier, this doesn’t substitute any of the instruments from different compute distributors however will complement them. That is just the start of the performance we are able to present our prospects, and as we develop extra capabilities this may lengthen to growing the variety of day 2 operations that directors can carry out on their compute setting.

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