Previously my focus has purely been on Cisco UCS, however since my new company has me working with a lot of ancient Solaris Servers, and a good deal more IBM (AIX, PowerVM) than I am used to, there is not a great deal of use in me spending a lot of time learning UCS as it may be a few years before I get to lay hands on it again.
However, on the plus side I have noticed that when it comes to certifications around UCS (which Cisco considers the datacenter track) I good deal more networking knowledge (CCNA level) seems to be required. And I get it… why not. Cisco touts UCS as a unified datacenter solution, so it makes sense that they want y0u to know your way around a router and a switch.
Plus its not like I am a dummy in the area… I have spent more than my fair share of time showing a network administrator how to configure their equipment to connect to Vcenter, Xen, and RHEVH/M. Its just the command context that I struggle with.
So I ordered a few used and cheap books and an planning to set aside some time to actually learn this very archaic operating system. Below are a few links that I either have already found useful, or hope to find useful in the near future.