Announcing the availability of Cisco UCS Director version 5.3

Blog Post created by rekkrish on Apr 20, 2015

UCS Director team is pleased to announce the availability of Cisco UCS Director version 5.3


The following are the high-level release objectives:

·      Provide a platform for Cisco Enterprise Cloud Suite

·      Entry into Hyper-Convergence Space with VMware VSAN

·      Provide enhancements on secure multi-tenancy, API, and L4-L7 Policy definition in ACI Application container Profile.


UCS Director 5.3 Feature Highlights:



VMware VSAN Features

       VSAN Nodes – Inventory, Discovery & Reports

       VSAN Cluster Lifecycle Management

       VSAN Storage Profile Management

       VSAN Qualification Policies

       Compute Policy Update (Storage Profile support)

       Support for VMware affinity rules for Storage


·      Support Nexus 9372PX/TX Models (Standalone)

·      N1KV/Hyper-V VXLAN support


·      Support NetApp ONTAP 8.3 release

·      NetApp vServer level account management

·      Native support IBM Storwize V7K unified and SVC

·      Invicta Appliance support


·      Qualify VSAN nodes - C240M3 & C240M4

·      Native support for Cisco C880 server


·      APIC 1.03(f) Support

·      L4-L7 support in Application Container

.      L4-L7 Service Policy, Service Chaining, Firewall Policy updates


·      Secure Multi-Tenancy – Reports, Branding, FW/LB Management (ACI)

·      Resource Management - Support for VMAX, L4-L7 Resource Pool

·      SDK & API - PSC 11.0 integration (APIs)

·      Metering & Chargeback - Cost Model changes (Physical Server in ACI Container)

·      Licensing - Support for Cisco One Licensing (available from patch)


Software Download Links:

Cisco UCS Director 5.3 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