UCS Tech Specs

UCS Tech Specs 2.0

I’m happy to announce that UCS Tech Specs 2.0 was released on Tuesday, January 24th 2013 on the iTunes store.  As always, UCS Tech Specs is a free download.  To date we have well over 4,000 downloads (not including updates).  We seem to get a steady stream of downloads averaging about 20 per day.  We are slowly closing in on Angry Birds!

Changes in this release

  • New look and feel.  The old one needed a makeover pretty bad.  Let me know what you think.
  • Added links to technical papers, social communities, and product spec sheets from Cisco.com
  • Much better pictures, including multiple pictures for some components.
  • Other bug fixes

Finally, the iPad version really shines when you show off the components and pictures.  I find it the easiest way to explain UCS concepts and describe the product portfolio with people when they can see the pictures shown.  But whether you use iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, UCS Tech Specs is a great reference.  Thanks for all the good feedback and for helping me develop this app!

And as always, thanks for downloading UCS Tech Specs!



UCS Tech Specs was released Friday August 12, 2011. Here is the blog post. I had no idea how many downloads to expect. During the first week we got 622 downloads.  Since then we’ve had about 1,000 new downloads.  Thanks everybody!


Bugs and Feature List

I’m happy that not too many bugs have been reported so far.  Which of course means nobody uses it, or I did a really good job. Below is the list of features and requests I’ll put into the next few releases as well as some of the old releases. Let me know if you have more ideas!

Release 1.2 (estimated: Nov 30, 2011)

- Add link to web page of specs (per suggestions of Tim Hicks)
- Add modules to Fabric Interconnect Options
- Part number for 2104XP should be N20-I6584
- Updates to C260 M2 options

- Other bug fixes… I forget which ones were wrong, but let me know please!

Release 1.1 (Sept 1, 2011):

- C210 said its a 1RU rack mount, when in fact its a 2U machine
- Adding an ‘Info’ button to make a disclaimer so people don’t sue me.
- Adding 4.2 iOS support for Verizon iPhone
- Adding greater detail under the options view. Instead of displaying X5690 for a processor, there will be a subfield that shows the GHz, cores, cache, etc.