Wednesday, June 20, 2012

UCS and VCS a great combination. |

(This is an excerpt. For the whole article, click on the link.)
UCS and VCS a great combination. | "Now for the best bit, in order to turn these 3 separate or “Classic Mode” Brocade VDX switches into an Ethernet Fabric “VCS Mode” took all of 1 line of code on each switch. Literally just set the RBridge ID (Think of this as the unique switch identifier, similar to a stack member in a Catalyst 3750 stack)and VCS ID and job done.

VDX6720-1# vcs rbridge-id 1 vcsid 1 enable

The ease and simplicity of setting up a Brocade VCS Fabric will no doubt be its main differentiator over the other Ethernet Fabric offerings along with its relatively low price point for full Ethernet Fabric functionality."
Anyway this post was to give you my opinion on how I found setting up Cisco UCS with Brocade VCS. In short really easy and am liking what I am seeing from Brocade VCS. Can see why EMC have added Brocade VDX switches as an option in their VSPEX architecture.
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Upgrade Hell

I have avoided writing or blogging about the "upgrades" to MS Office products out of fear. Fear that I would go too far, that I would sound, well, profane. Now, thanks to this brilliant writer and her WSJ article, I can finally unmuzzle myself and shake my fist at Microsoft. I am sure that some lives have been ruined, laid waste by these "improvements."

Here's an excerpt:
"Upgrades are rarely better or easier. In the previous version of Word, if you wanted to do something simple like use bold face or italics or perhaps center a paragraph, the options stretched across the top of your screen in a friendly here-I-am-click-on-me-kind-of-way.

In the current version, everything is hidden.
One is helpless in the face of technology marching needlessly on. Where is bold face? Italics? Hello? After endless searching—and it is risky to click on anything unknown on a computer because you can end up in a cyber world you can't escape from . . . then you will have to call tech support and that will surely wreck your day—after clicking willy-nilly, I found, under VIEW, something called "Formatting Palette." Palette? I'm not a painter but hey, I clicked on it and up popped a small box with all the options—bf, ital, font size, etc.—crammed into it. I practically needed a magnifying glass to use it. And would I remember where it was when I needed it next?"
Delia Ephron: Upgrade Hell -

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