Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller GUI Configuration Guide, Release 1.3
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Preface

Preface

This preface includes the following sections:

Audience

This guide is intended primarily for data center administrators with responsibilities and expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Server administration
  • Storage administration
  • Network administration
  • Network security

New and Changed Information for this Release

The following table provides an overview of the significant changes to this guide for this current release. The table does not provide an exhaustive list of all changes made to the configuration guides or of the new features in this release. For information about new supported hardware in this release, see the Release Notes for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers available through the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Documentation Roadmap.

Feature

Description

Where Documented

Cisco Flexible Flash

Some models support an internal Secure Digital (SD) memory card for storage of server software tools and utilities.

Cisco Flexible Flash

Power statistics and policies

Power consumption statistics can be viewed in the CIMC GUI and CLI. In addition, you can now define:

  • The maximum amount of power a server can use
  • The action the system should take if the server exceeds the specified maximum
  • The action the system should take if the server unexpectedly loses power

Viewing the Power Statistics

Network Interface Virtualization (NIV) mode

If your server has a supported network adapter card, such as the Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card, this feature enables vNICs to:

  • Be assigned to a specific channel
  • Be associated with a port profile
  • Fail over to another vNIC if there are communication problems

Creating a vNIC

BIOS parameters

Some BIOS parameters can now be configured through the CIMC GUI and CLI.

Configuring Main BIOS Settings

PCI adapter information available

Details about any PCI adapters installed in the server are now available through the CIMC GUI and CLI.

Viewing PCI Adapter Properties

Fault sensor information

Fault sensor information is now available through the CIMC GUI and CLI.

Viewing the Fault Summary

SNMP changes

You can define SNMP access and contact information in the CIMC GUI and CLI.

Configuring SNMP Properties

SNMP trap changes

You can send a test SNMP trap message through the CIMC GUI and CLI.

Configuring SNMP Trap Settings

Storage inventory

More storage details, including RAID information, are displayed in the CIMC GUI and CLI.

Viewing Storage Properties

Expanded memory details

More memory details are displayed in the CIMC GUI and CLI.

Viewing Memory Properties

Organization

This document includes the following chapters:

Chapter

Title

Description

Chapter 1

Overview

Describes the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers and the CIMC GUI.

Chapter 2

Installing the Server OS

Describes how to configure an operating system (OS) on the server.

Chapter 3

Managing the Server

Describes how to configure the boot device order, how to control power to the server, and how to reset the server.

Chapter 4

Viewing Server Properties

Describes how to view the CPU, memory, power supply, storage, and PCI adapter properties of the server.

Chapter 5

Viewing Server Sensors

Describes how to view the power supply, fan, temperature, voltage, current, and storage sensors.

Chapter 6

Managing Remote Presence

Describes how to configure and manage the virtual KVM, virtual media, and the serial over LAN connection.

Chapter 7

Managing User Accounts

Describes how to add or modify user accounts, how to configure Active Directory to authenticate users, and how to manage user sessions.

Chapter 8

Configuring Network-Related Settings

Describes how to configure network interfaces, network settings, and network security.

Chapter 9

Managing Network Adapters

Describes how to create, configure, and manage network adapters.

Chapter 10

Configuring Communication Services

Describes how to configure server management communication by HTTP, SSH, IPMI, XML API, and SNMP.

Chapter 11

Managing Certificates

Describes how to generate, upload, and manage server certificates.

Chapter 12

Configuring Platform Event Filters

Describes how to configure and manage platform event filters.

Chapter 13

CIMC Firmware Management

Describes how to obtain, install, and activate firmware images.

Chapter 14

Viewing Logs

Describes how to view, export, and clear CIMC and system event log messages.

Chapter 15

Server Utilities

Describes how to export support data, how to clear or recover the BIOS, how to reset the server configuration to factory defaults, how to back up the configuration, and how to reboot the management interface.

Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

Convention

Indication

bold font

Commands, keywords, GUI elements, and user-entered text appear in bold font.

italic font

Document titles, new or emphasized terms, and arguments for which you supply values are in italic font.

courierfont

Terminal sessions and information that the system displays appear in courier font.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

{x | y | z}

Required alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

[x | y | z]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.

string

A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

< >

Nonprinting characters such as passwords are in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.


Note


Means reader take note.



Tip


Means the following information will help you solve a problem.



Caution


Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might perform an action that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.



Timesaver


Means the described action saves time. You can save time by performing the action described in the paragraph.



Warning


Means reader be warned. In this situation, you might perform an action that could result in bodily injury.


Related Cisco UCS Documentation

Documentation Roadmaps

For a complete list of all B-Series documentation, see the Cisco UCS B-Series Servers Documentation Roadmap available at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/b-series-doc.

For a complete list of all C-Series documentation, see the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Documentation Roadmap available at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/c-series-doc .

Other Documentation Resources

An ISO file containing all B and C-Series documents is available at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/type.html?mdfid=283853163&flowid=25821. From this page, click Unified Computing System (UCS) Documentation Roadmap Bundle.

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