UCS Director and Cisco Spark

I have been looking to show how UCSD can integrate with various tools and their API's, I had an idea for Cisco Spark (collaboration tool) a while back and have been waiting for the publication of the Rest API. Well in December the API was released. It should be notes…

UCS Director - MSP Mode

So what does MSP/Service Provider feature (Managed Service Provider) give me with UCS Director, I've see the option when I am in the system configuration (Administration->System->Service Provider Features) section? To enable you click the box and you then get the option of what to call…

UCS Director - SSH Task

If you have a legacy device you want to manage via UCS Director that doesn't have any richer way (API etc.) to be interacted with or an out of the box task commands can be issues via SSH. These can be used as a quick solution rather than going down…

JavaScript development

During development of code it is sometimes useful to test syntax using an interpreter. Depending on what you are developing will depend on which method best suits you. I thought I would run though a couple; Chrome Developer Console Rhino UCS Director interpreter I'm sure other options exist however these…

What's a UCS Director VDC

This can be a confusing concept in UCS Director, mainly because people have preconceptions of what a VDC (Virtual Data Centre) is due to multiple uses of the acronym. Personally I would have probably called it something different but such as life we don't always get what we want. What…

Deploy VM with Storage Options

Lets say you offer a number of storage locations that VM's can be deployed to within your organisation or as part of a service offering, for example; Gold (Expensive, top of the line) Silver (Middle cost and performance) Bronze (Cheapest option with low performance) Wouldn't it be useful to create…

UCSD VM Custom Button

In UCS Director you get a number of context based options for day to day operations. An example of this is, either from end-user or admin view, the lifecycle management functions when browsing VM’s (Virtual>Compute>VMs); These are useful and the majority of common tasks exist.…

UCS Director API

One of the great features of UCS Director is its Rest API. This is key if you want to interact with it programmatically or integrate with other products (like Prime Service Catalog, which Cisco has done as part of the Cisco Enterprise Cloud Suite). The API’s use GET and…