Cisco UCS Manager (UCSM) software is a singularly installed piece of software that manages all endpoints in the UCS
system. UCSM is embedded within the UCS and runs on the fabric interconnects in a high availability configuration.
These endpoints include the servers (and their BIOS and adapters), chassis (and their fan modules, power supplies,
and IO modules), and fabric interconnects (and their fan modules, power supplies, and expansion cards).
Using this application, you can manage from 1 to 40 chassis, and up to 320 blade servers. It can be managed via GUI or CLI interface, open XML interface and usuing Industry standard management tools like snmp.
UCSM, through the use of service profiles, can ensure that all critical server identities and behaviors are faithfully
reproduced as the service profile is moved to different blades. This includes managing
■ Identity: e.g., MAC, UUID, WWN
■ Behavior: e.g., firmware
■ Connectivity: e.g., number of vNICs
The UCS was designed to enhance server virtualization. It suppose virtualized interface cards that is the actual Vmware. Support up to 320 GB RAM. Enhance performance usin specialized CPU.