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Monitor Cisco UCS devices in the Orion Platform

This Orion Platform topic applies only to the following products:


The Cisco® Unified Computing System (UCS) is designed to provision, migrate, and manage internetworking systems in data centers.

When you add a UCS controller as a parent node in the Orion Platform and then add devices such as fiber interconnects, chassis, blades, and rack servers to create a UCS cluster, you gain a view to all information that UCS provides.

You can then:

  • Set up polling to check the health of UCS devices.
  • Manage Hardware Health sensors for UCS controllers and related servers.
  • Display chassis status in the AppStack Environment and Orion Maps.
  • Access the Cisco UCS Manager web portal page for a device from its Orion node.

To begin monitoring UCS devices, review requirements and then:

  • Add a node for a UCS controller via the Discovery wizard,
  • Add a node for a UCS controller on the Manage Nodes page, or
  • Enable UCS monitoring on an existing node on the Edit Node page.

To learn more about monitoring UCS devices, see:

To ensure that MachineType and other device values are not overwritten when polled data is saved to the database, the Orion Platform uses EntityType to identify UCS nodes. The EntityType column in the Orion database is also used for polling by the ESX VMWare API.