I am a complete newbie. A project has just gone into implementation: UCS/NetApp/VMware is being used, and the keys will be handed over to us soon for support and operations. Can anyone suggest any recommended reading or have any advice for a newbie?
You might also want to take a look at the FlexPod for VMware Validated Design, just search FlexPod in communities or in NOW (or Google !) It uses Cisco UCS B servers, Nexus 5K switches and NetApp FAS controllers. If that's like the kit you have, we have step by step application deployment guides, sizing information and a whole network of partners who are trained on the solution. There may be some additional value for you.