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Announcing the availability of UCS Director 5.2 release

Blog Post created by rekkrish on Jan 7, 2015

Cisco UCS Director 5.2 is Available Now!

 

UCS Director team is pleased to announce the availability of Cisco UCS Director version 5.2

 

This release provides significant enhancements:

·       Expanding unified automation beyond the data center to include remote office support with UCS Mini and E-series support

·       Installation and guided setup wizards that deliver consistency and reduce deployment times by ensuring key elements are set-up in the exact order to prevent rework

·       More robust support for Microsoft Hyper-V

 

This release has been evaluated and tested by Cisco internal teams, customers and partners through the Early Field Trail program.

 

UCS Director 5.2 Feature Highlights:

 

Virtualization:

·       Microsoft Hyper-V updated feature set, covering SCVMM networking models, Topology reports, Linux guest customization, Run Script, Comprehensive Reports etc.

Network:

·       Nexus 1000v Hyper-V new platform support

·       DFA 2.0 support

Storage:

·       NetApp ONTAP API 8.2.2P1

·       Failover group mode support for C-mode

·       EMC RecoverPoint enhancements

Compute:

·       Expanding into Remote Office Branch Office space with UCS-Mini platform support

·       New platform support for UCS E-series and enhanced features for UCS C-series through project Gold Town integration (IMC Supervisor)

·       B200 M4 blade support

·       HP Onboard Administrator v4.3 support to enable Bare Metal OS deployment automation

ACI

·       APIC firewall policy

·       L3 External Routed Networks

·       ASAv VM deployment policy

·       Tenant onboarding onto Cluster

Platform

·       Resource Groups support for VNX, Clusters/Multiple hosts

·       BMA enhancements

·       Customer and field requests in various areas

Guided Setup

·       Create Wizard from Workflows

·       Vblock, VSPEX wizards

·       vDC creation with catalog for Hyper-V

·       Infrastructure discovery for virtualization and multi-domains

·       BMA Setup Wizard

 

 

Software Download Links:

·       Cisco UCS Director 5.2 Download Site

 

Documentation Links:

·       Release Notes

·       Install & Upgrade Guides

·       Compatibility Matrix

·       Open Automation & SDK

·       Refer to this link for all documentation: Cisco UCS Director Documentation

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