Which definition is included in a Cisco UC on UCS TRC?
Click on the arrows to vote for the correct answerA. B. C. D. E.
Definition of server model and local components (CPU, RAM, adapters, local storage) at the orderable part number level.
-> Required RAID configuration (e.g.
RAID5, RAID10, etc.) - including battery backup cache or SuperCap - when the TRC uses DAS storage -> Guidance on hardware installation and basic setup.
- Configuration of Virtual-to-physical network interface mapping is design-dependent and not included in TRC definition.
- Configuration of adapters (such as Cisco VIC, 3rd-party CNA / NIC / HBA) is design-dependent and not included in TRC definition.
-> Design, installation and configuration of external hardware is not included in TRC definition, such as: - Network routing and switching (e.g.
routers, gateways, MCUs, ethernet/FC/FCoE switches, Cisco Catalyst/Nexus/MDS, etc.) - QoS configuration of route/switch network devices - Cisco UCS B-Series chassis and switching components (e.g.
Cisco UCS 6100/6200, Cisco UCS 2100/2200, Cisco UCS 5100) - Storage arrays (such as those from EMC, NetApp or other vendors) -> Configuration settings, patch recommendations or step by step procedures for VMware software are not included in TRC definition.
-> Infrastructure solutions such as Vblock from Virtual Computing Environment may also be leveraged for configuration details not included in the TRC definition.
The Cisco UC on UCS TRC (Unified Communications on Unified Computing System Tested Reference Configuration) is a guide that provides a tested and validated reference architecture for deploying Cisco Unified Communications applications on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers. The TRC provides specific details on the hardware and software configuration required to ensure reliable and scalable performance of Cisco Unified Communications applications.
Of the options provided, the following definition is included in a Cisco UC on UCS TRC:
A. Required RAID configuration, when the TRC uses direct-attached storage: This option refers to the configuration of the RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) on the UCS server when using direct-attached storage. Direct-attached storage refers to storage devices that are directly attached to the server, as opposed to network-attached storage (NAS) or storage area networks (SANs). The TRC provides details on the specific RAID configuration required for optimal performance and data redundancy.
B. Configuration of virtual-to-physical network interface mapping: This option refers to the mapping of virtual network interfaces to physical network interfaces on the UCS server. This mapping is necessary for proper network connectivity and performance, but is not typically included in the TRC.
C. Step-by-step procedures for hardware BIOS, firmware, drivers, and RAID setup: This option refers to the detailed procedures for configuring the hardware components of the UCS server, including the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), firmware, drivers, and RAID setup. These procedures are included in the TRC to ensure that the server is properly configured for Cisco Unified Communications applications.
D. Configuration settings and patch recommendations for VMware software: This option refers to the configuration settings and patch recommendations for the VMware software that is used to virtualize the UCS server. While VMware is often used to deploy Cisco Unified Communications applications, these details are not typically included in the TRC.
E. Server model and local components (CPU, RAM, adapters, local storage) by name only; part numbers are not included because they change over time: This option refers to the basic details of the UCS server hardware, including the server model and local components such as the CPU, RAM, adapters, and local storage. While part numbers may change over time, these details are typically included in the TRC to provide a baseline understanding of the hardware requirements for deploying Cisco Unified Communications applications on UCS servers.
In summary, the Cisco UC on UCS TRC provides a tested and validated reference architecture for deploying Cisco Unified Communications applications on UCS servers. It includes specific details on the required RAID configuration, hardware components, and other configuration details necessary for optimal performance and reliability.