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.

  • Ladd Wimmer

    Are you planning a version for Android?u00a0

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, no native android version planned. (I don’t have the skills yet :-)) However, we will be making an HTML 5 page that can be installed and viewable on Android.

  • Scott Eiser

    1 Rave review-Awesome app-thank you very much. u00a01 question-several of my colleagues have iPhone 3′s (company issued) and can’t upgrade IOS to get the app. u00a0Anyway to make it available for earlier versions of IOS?

  • Guest

    u00a0Making any progress on the html 5 page for android?

    • Anonymous

      Well… its not one of my top priorities, but its still in the back of my mind. I’ve finally moved the database to the server so at least there’s a start to it!

  • Tom Ryan-Elliott

    Great work on the app, I have used it on a friends iPhone and it worked very well! Is there any chance of an Android release, either an app or mobile site? Would be great for customer meetings!

    • Anonymous

      Sorry… I just don’t have an Android device (yet) and haven’t been able to get to this. Shooting for 2013.

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  • Hubert Resch

    Hi I really often used the app for a quick overview.nI saw that its not really actual, because the smartplay 6 Bundles/and Promos are not in so far.nWill this come soon ? Would be great!nnThxnHubertn

    • Anonymous

      You should be able to refresh the library now and get them. Click the ‘i’ on the first screen in the upper left.

  • Zoneset

    I do not see the FlexPod bundles — any chance those will be added?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I need to add in all of them… maybe this weekend :-)

  • Andres Rangel

    Any plans for updating this App? I think it´s been quite a while since it was updated

    • vallardb

      Yeah… definitely need to do it now. End of Sept hopefully!