Got notification today from Amazon that the new Cisco Press book on UCS by Silvano Gai, Tommy Salli, and Richard Andersson is now shipping. Take a look, it’s in my UCS Bookstore.
There’s a new book on Cisco UCS that is now available for pre-order on Amazon, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) (Data Center): A Complete Reference Guide to the Cisco Data Center Virtualization Server Architecture (Networking Technology). I’ve got my copy on pre-order… in my experience, anything written by this team is worth owning. Even though I have a Kindle, I still buy my technical books in dead-tree format. What about you guys?
I often get asked by students if there are any other resources (beyond those I’m linking to) to get more information on UCS.
Silvano Gai, along with Tommi Salli and Roger Andersson, published a book back in March of 2009 that includes a great history of the drivers and goals behind the design of UCS. While some of the material is, of course, outdated by now – and much of the terminology has changed and evolved, it still represents an excellent view into how the architecture was conceived and designed. Definitely recommended if you’re planning on doing anything with UCS.
You can pick up Project California: a Data Center Virtualization Server – UCS (Unified Computing System) at Amazon.
While you’re at it, also check out Silvano’s book IO Consolidation in the Data Center (namely Fibre Channel over Ethernet – FCoE).