Cisco UCS Manager

UCS Installation Instructions for Windows Server 2003 media to SAN LUN

Document ID: 110867

Updated: Sep 02, 2009



This document provides Cisco UCS installation instructions for Windows Server 2003 media to Storage Access Network (SAN) Logical Unit Number (LUN).



There are no specific requirements for this document.

Components Used

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 cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.


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Pre-Installation Steps

Complete these steps prior to installation:

  1. If multipath is enabled to the LUN disk, temporarily disable all but one path.

  2. If virus scan software is enabled on the virtual media machine, temporarily disable it.

  3. Your client machine that runs UCS console must have a DVD-ROM and a floppy drive (A drive). If there is no floppy drive, you need to run a floppy drive emulation program, which is not supplied by Cisco.

  4. Under the Windows Server 2003 recovery media, you need the storage adapter drivers for the installation, such as D:\OEM\DRIVERS\MassStorage\QLogic.

  5. Based on the mezzanine card type and the edition of Windows installation, copy the relevant drivers into the floppy drive (A:). For example, if you install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 on a blade with a Qlogic mezzanine card, you need to copy these files to A:


Installation Steps

Complete these steps:

  1. From UCS, launch KVM Console.

  2. On KVM, choose Tool > Launch Virtual Media. This starts the KVM Virtual Media console.

  3. Put the Windows Server 2003 recovery DVD into the DVD-ROM.

  4. From the KVM Virtual Media console, check Mapped in order to mount the DVD. This makes the DVD content available to the blade.

  5. Make sure the A: floppy drive has relevant mezzanine card drivers. See Pre-Installation Steps for more information.

  6. On KVM Virtual Media console, check the Mapped box on A: Floppy.

  7. When asked Do you want this device emulated as a floppy, check NO.

  8. In the UCS Manager GUI, click Reset, and click OK in order to gracefully restart the blade.

  9. When the blade reboots, press F6 in order to access the boot menu. A list of boot options appears.

  10. Choose Cisco Virtual CD/DVD 1.16.

  11. Press Enter in order to boot.

  12. Press any key in order to boot from CD.

  13. When prompted at the bottom of the Windows Setup screen, press F6 in order to load third party drivers.

    warning Warning: Important Step! You have to press F6 before the prompt changes.

  14. The Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage device prompt appears. Choose S for additional device.

  15. Press Enter in order to select your driver.

  16. If the installation asks if you want to use the floppy driver or the one that came from windows, choose S in order to use the driver on the floppy.

  17. Setup informs you that it loads support for the mass storage device. Press Enter.

  18. Choose C for Custom setup.

  19. Press F8 in order to accept the EULA.

  20. Complete the instructions, and select the SAN disk on which you want to install the operating system. Complete the drive formatting steps as appropriate.

  21. When it starts to copy files, the installation prompts you for the mass storage driver again. Clear the Mapped check box on A: in order to unmount. Then check "A:" in order to remount. This time, when asked Do you want this device emulated as a floppy, check YES. This is a known bug.

  22. Press Enter in order to continue. The copy continues.

    Once the copy completes, the installation reboots the blade.

  23. Boot from the SAN disk.

  24. If the An EMS connection was detected message appears, click OK.

  25. If you are asked to confirm the installation of non-logoed drivers, it is critical to answer YES every time.

  26. You must manually enter the computer name, user name, product key, date, time zone, etc.

Post-Installation Steps

Complete these steps:

  1. Once Windows Server 2003 boots, it asks for CD2. Choose the \OEM\R2 directory on your recovery disc, such as D:\OEM\R2, and click OK. R2 installs.

  2. Open the Device Manager. You see many devices in yellow. These steps install the drivers.

  3. From file explorer, run D:\OEM\Drivers\CHIPSET\INTEL_CHIPSET_V9.1.0.1012\Setup.exe. This installs the Intel Chipset drivers.

  4. Install the display driver from D:\OEM\Drivers\Video_ServerEngines\*setup.exe.

  5. Update the network driver from Device Manager.

    1. Right-click Ethernet controller.

    2. Select update driver.

    3. Give the path to inf file from D:\OEM\Drivers\NETWORK_OPLIN\PROXGB\<32 or 64 bit>.

  6. Complete the same steps for the additional Ethernet controller.

  7. For the unknown SCSI controller, update the driver from inf: D:\OEM\Drivers\MassStorage\LSI\<32 or 64bit>, and select LSI SAS.

  8. Re-enable multipath.


There is currently no verification procedure available for this configuration.


There is currently no troubleshooting procedure available for this configuration.

Related Information

Updated: Sep 02, 2009
Document ID: 110867