Sometimes it just comes down to timing and schedules and for those situations, this information will prove valuable.
Great work Jeremy – Now you’ve heard what I have to say, and I hope you found this useful and that it will save you some time in deploying your servers.
UCS manages the server facet by separating the server’s identity (MAC, UUID, WWNN, WWPN, VLANs, BIOS Settings, Firmware, etc) from the physical hardware itself.
I’m not covering Service Profiles in this article, but you can read up on them on Sean’s blog here:
If I add a vlan to the template, I just added a vlan to all servers using the template.
If I change the boot order of the template, I change the boot order of all servers. If you can easily change the boot target for all of the servers, that means you can do some pretty cool Disaster Recovery and/or SAN upgrades.