Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) has the concept of an automatic
policy called Autoconfiguration Policies. This policy is applied to any new
blade that is installed in the UCS system. This policy is to allow you to
upgrade blades to your desired firmware revisions automatically, which
eliminates the need to worry that new or replaced hardware will need to be
upgraded or downgraded to meet organizational needs.
This document illustrates how this is done by:
Cisco recommends that you have a working knowledge of the Cisco UCS
hardware and software.
The information in this document is based on Cisco UCS.
The information in this document was created from the devices in a
specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with
a default configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand
the potential impact of any command.
A typical Cisco UCS topology looks like this:
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Perform these steps:
In the navigation pane, select the Servers
Right-click Service Profile Template and select
Create Service Profile.
Fill out the Name and Description in the Create Service Profile
Template pop-up window.
If needed, assign any Storage and Networking to this Service
If needed, assign Server Boot Order to this Service Profile.
In Server Assignment, choose the Host firmware and Managament
firmware to be applied to the blades.
After you have created the Service Profile, the next task is to create
the Autoconfig Policies to apply to this Service Profile. Perform these
Log in to Cisco UCS Manager.
In the navigation pane, select the Equipment
Select the Policies tab in the work
Select Autoconfig Policies.
The Create Autoconfiguration Policy window pops up.
Fill in the required fields within the Create Autoconfiguration
Policy pop-up window.
Make sure you tie this Autoconfiguration Policy to the Service
Profile you have created.
All new UCS Blades inserted into the UCS will automatically get
associated to the Autoconfiguration Policy. UCS will upgrade all firmware on
the newly inserted blade to what was defined in the firmware policies.
There is currently no specific troubleshooting information available
for this configuration.