Intersight Workload Optimizer (IWO)

Intersight Workload Optimizer (IWO)

  • To maximise success for customers and partners, Cisco has introduced the mentor program to provide guidance and assistance for authorised Cisco IWO Customers and Partners.
  • IWO will represent a new skill set for most networking professionals. The program acts as a transition mechanism and pathway for skill growth of internal resources.
  • A mentored engagement for IWO deployments is highly recommended by Cisco.
  • Housley is the authorized Cisco MINT partner in APJ for Compute technologies.

Housley Intersight Mentored services

  • Housley will interact with the customer/partner to support the deployment of IWO
  • The customer/partner will retain control of the project/engagement


  • Delivery of first IWO solution to customers, with confidence and reduced risk
  • Early access to IWO experience and expertise
  • Fast-track time for staff up-skilling on critical path for project deployment
  • Reduced time to deploy – allowing resources to move on to other projects
  • Potential cost reduction due to lower problem-solving time
  • Build internal IWO knowledge through field experience


The Channel Partner should ensure that all necessary equipment is racked, stacked, cabled, and powered-up prior to  the kick-off. The customer should upgrade the UCS and/or HyperFlex environment to the required software versions. The customer should have the necessary Cisco Intersight software licenses.


Kick-Off Workshop

• Conduct project overview
• Gather customer requirements & PoV selection
• Discuss system requirements and pre-requisites
• Validate licensing

Intersight Workload Optimizer

• Activate IWO license in Intersight
• Configure foundation settings such as RBAC, dashboards, plans
and policies
• Initiate environment discovery and data collection

• Walk through the supply chain in IWO
• Review and discuss default recommendation for optimization
• Create custom dashboard

Knowledge Transfer

• Knowledge Transfer workshops
• Solution documentation & configuration artefacts
• Roadmap presentation

Wrap-Up Workshop

• Project review and value assessment
• Follow-up best practices
• Adoption roadmap planning