Do you use Cisco UCS? If you do then this will interest you. vCheck is basically a FREE HTML reporting framework that was written to originally check a VMware environment but as it uses PowerShell it is easily adjustable to check anything that is PowerShell enabled, like for instance…. UCS environments.
One of the objectives of me putting vCheck into github was the hope that people would be able to easily pick up the framework and create their own projects to check other PowerShell enabled products, this has already been done with a number of different products as listed below:
|Download Link||Github Project||Example Output Page|
|vCheck for vSphere||Click here||Click here|
|vCheck for Exchange 2010||Click here||Click here|
|vCheck for vCD||Click here||Coming soon|
|vCheck for SCVMM||Click here||Click here|
|vCD Audit script||Click here||Click here|
|vCloud Air Audit||Click here||Click here|
And now you can add Cisco UCS to the list, Joshua Barton has done a great job of using the framework to create a new vCheck edition that will enable UCS Admins to run a check on their systems and bring back any known issues that may be a problem. Don’t forget, this as with all the other vCheck editions is a community project so you can add your own checks very easily in the plugins folder, if you need help then check out this early video which was recorded of me showing how to easily do that.
So what does it check currently?
- General Details
- Recent Faults
- Unassociated Profiles
- High Pool Utilization
- Fault Retention Policy
- Default Adapter Behavior
- Non-Functioning Enabled Ports
- Switching Mode
- Inactive Servers
- Uplink Flow Control
- LACP Policies
- UDLP Policies
- Maintenance Policies
- Default Pool Schema
- Chassis Discovery Policy
- Power Policy
- SEL Policy
What does it look like?
As you can see, the html file that is created, which can also be scheduled to be sent to you as an email looks pretty awesome:
The full example can be seen here: http://www.foobartn.com/assets/examples/example-report.html
How do I download this and get involved?
Visit the Github Rep here: https://github.com/FooBartn/vCheck-UCS/tree/dev
Download it directly from here: https://github.com/FooBartn/vCheck-UCS/archive/dev.zip
And make sure you thanks Joshua on twitter via @FooBartn