The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Cisco UCS B230 M2

Hi All -

Looking for some reviews on the UCS B230 M2. Would appreciate you letting me know if you are a partner or employee of Cisco and/or what you use the UCS environment for.  We are basically looking to replace a 20 host rack server (R710's) VM environment (4.1) with either B200 M2's or B230 M2's.  If you are using a different product, let me know why you choose that product over Cisco.  Thanks to you all!  I will split up points among all who give me reviews in the next couple days.  
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Duncan MeyersCommented:
The cisco stuff is good kit. You would choose the B230 or B200 based in requirements. My experience has been that the B230 with fewer cores per
Processor is often a better choice in a VMware envirnonment as the processor click speeds are higher.

Having said that, the value in UCS is in service profiles and FCoE

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Duncan MeyersCommented:
Works for me.
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