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Release Notes for Cisco Integrated Management Controller Express 1.0.2
First Published: April 21, 2011Last Updated: June 10, 2011Release: Cisco IOS Release 15.1(4)MOL-24811-01
Cisco Integrated Management Controller Express (Cisco CIMC-E) provides the same basic management features as the UCS-C Series Rackmount Server product line on Cisco SRE Internal Service Module-Services Ready Engine (Cisco SRE ISM) and Cisco SRE Service Module-Services Ready Engine (Cisco SRE SM).
This section describes the system requirements for CIMC-E and includes the following sections:
Hardware Supported and Memory Requirements
Table 1 lists the Cisco ISR G2 models and minimum supported hardware configuration on which CIMC-E 1.0.2 is available.
Table 1 Cisco IR G2 models supported by CIMC-E 1.0.2
Routers Minimum Compact Flash Minimum ISR G2 Memory
Cisco IOS Software Release
CIMC-E 1.0.2 requires Cisco IOS Release 15.1(4)M or a later release. CIMC-E supports routers with the following Cisco IOS Releases:
Files in CIMC-E 1.0.2
The product files for CIMC-E 1.0.2 are explained in the following sections:
You can download the CIMC-E files from www.cisco.com. Navigate the website as shown in the following steps:
Step 1 Choose Products & Services > Cisco Interfaces and Modules > Cisco Service-Ready Engine (SRE) Modules.
Step 2 Choose Download Software > Cisco UCS Express for SRE > CIMCE Complete Installation File Set.
Step 3 Download the appropriate file set for your host router.
CIMC-E Product Files for Cisco 2911 and Cisco 2921 ISR G2 Routers
The compressed archive C2900-cimce-k9.vsem.1.0.2.tar.gz
contains all package files associated with CIMC-E that are used for installation on Cisco 2911 and Cisco 2921 ISR G2 routers. These files are listed in Table 2.
CIMC-E Product Files for Cisco 2951 ISR G2 Routers
The compressed archive C2951-cimce-k9.vsep.1.0.2.tar.gz
contains all package files associated with CIMC-E that are used for installation on Cisco 2951 ISR G2 routers. These files are listed in Table 3.
CIMC-E Product Files for Cisco 3925 and Cisco 3945 ISR G2 Routers
The compressed archive C3900-cimce-k9.vsep.1.0.2.tar.gz
contains all package files associated with CIMC-E that are used for installation on Cisco 3925 and Cisco 3945 ISR G2 routers. These files are listed in Table 4.
Installing CIMC-E 1.0.2
Before installing CIMC-E, make sure all prerequisites are met.
•Before you install the CIMC-E software, you must enable and configure the Embedded Service Engine. See Cisco Integrated Management Controller Express for information on enabling and configuring the Embedded Service Engine.
•Ensure that you have the appropriate Cisco 2911, Cisco 2921, Cisco 2951, or Cisco 3925, or Cisco 3945 to serve as the host router.
•Ensure that the host router is running Cisco IOS Release 15.0(1)M or a later software release. To see which release your router is currently running, examine the output from the show version command.
•Ensure that you have an FTP or HTTP server to which an installation file can be downloaded from Cisco.com and uncompressed prior to installation being performed from the router.
Preparing to Install
Installing CIMC-E 1.0.2
See the "Installing CIMC-E on the Embedded Service Engine" section in Cisco Integrated Management Controller Express.
Limitations and Restrictions
•In CIMC-E 1.0.2, there is no undo or no form support for commands. That is, once a command is entered, there is no way to negate the command using the CIMC-E interface. To negate the command, you must log in to Cisco IOS software and enter the no form of the configuration command.
•Upgrading to and from the CIMC-E beta image is not supported. You must install a released version of CIMC-E to obtain upgrade support.
•CIMC-E 1.0.2 is not compatible with Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Express on the Cisco 2921, Cisco 2951, and Cisco 3925 platforms.
Caveats describe unexpected behavior or defects in Cisco software releases. Severity 1 caveats are the most serious caveats, severity 2 caveats are less serious, and severity 3 caveats are the least serious of these three severity levels.
Note To reach the Bug Toolkit, log in to Cisco.com and go to: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl. (If the defect that you have requested cannot be displayed, this may be due to one or more of the following reasons: the defect number does not exist, the defect does not have a customer-visible description yet, or the defect has been marked Cisco Confidential.)
Open Caveats in CIMC-E 1.0.2
Symptom Many rollback files show up on the flash inside the router.
Conditions Once CIMC-E is properly configured, the compact flash card in the router may have several files, for example, rollOct-13-20-22-21.754-0.
Workaround The user can remove these files manually if needed.
Symptom The module statistics for the CLI reload count gets incremented incorrectly by 2 instead of 1.
Conditions This issue is only seen on vsem platforms. To reproduce:
1. Get the CLI reload count before doing the module reload.c2921#service-module em0/0 statisticsModule Reset Statistics:CLI reset count = 8CLI reload count = 8Registration request timeout reset count = 0Error recovery timeout reset count = 0Module registration count = 13
2. Execute module reload from Cisco IOS prompt.c2921#service-module em0/0 reload
3. Get the CLI reload count and notice that it got incremented by 2 instead of 1. It went from 8 to 10.c2921#service-module em0/0 statisticsModule Reset Statistics:CLI reset count = 8CLI reload count = 10Registration request timeout reset count = 0Error recovery timeout reset count = 0Module registration count = 14
Workaround There is no workaround currently.
Symptom When issuing the reload command from the Embedded Service Engine after previously executing a reload from the Cisco IOS prompt, the reload may fail with an error message.
Conditions This issue is only seen on vsem platforms.
1. Reload from the Cisco IOS prompt.# service-module embedded-service-engine 0/0 reload
2. After the reload is complete, open a session on the Embedded Service Engine and reload.# service-module embedded-service-engine 0/0 sessionse-110-0-0-2# reloadReloading the system will terminate all end user sessions.Doing a reload will cause any unsaved configuration data to be lost.Are you sure you want to reload? [confirm]RBCP did not setup shutdown/resetno such attribute
Workaround Reload using the Cisco IOS command.CSCtj09403 CIMC-E:Stale GUI sessions seen when opening different window/tab on Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Symptom Stale GUI sessions appear if user does not log out.
Conditions If a user logs into the GUI and then accesses the GUI through another tab or window in Microsoft Internet Explorer, a stale GUI session will show up in the 2nd one.
Workaround Log out of both GUI sessions and only log in using one browser tab or window.
Symptom An error message "cli/phase: no such node/attribute" appears when opening a session on the Embedded Service Engine.
Conditions In order to see this message, the user must session into the Embedded Service Engine while it is booting up.
Workaround No work around is needed. The error message is benign.
Symptom The CIMC-E GUI does not display or function properly in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.
Conditions To see this issue, the user must be using Internet Explorer 6 to access the CIMC-E GUI.
Workaround To workaround this issue, the user should upgrade to Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.
Symptom Creating an SNMP trap may result in an error.
1. Create the SNMP trap.
2. Exit down one level.
3. Try to commit the trap creation.
Workaround Create the trap again. Do not exit down one level.
Symptom The show all scope command does not display all users if the users have same spelling for the username and a number appended to the end of the username such as username test1 and username test2.
1. Create username test1 and test2
create username test1
set password x
create username test2
set password x
2. Issue the show command to verify that both users were created:se-10-0-0-108 /user # show username test1User Name: test1Group(s): cimce usersUCS Privileges: ucs userse-10-0-0-108 /user # show username test2User Name: test2Group(s): cimce usersUCS Privileges: ucs user
3. Issue the show all command and notice that test1 is not displayed.se-10-0-0-188 /user # show alltest2
Workaround Avoid creating username with a number appended to the end of the username.
The following sections describe the documentation available for the CIMC-E and Cisco ISRs G2. Typically, these documents consist of hardware and software installation guides, Cisco IOS software configuration and command references, system error messages, feature modules, and other documents for Cisco IOS Release.
Use these release notes with the documents listed in the following sections:
The following documents are specific to CIMC-E. These documents can also be obtained from the Support section of the following page: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11273/index.html.
Hardware installation guides, configuration and command reference guides, and additional documents specific to the Cisco ISR G2 routers are available at:
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
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