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Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0(2)

Contents

Introduction

New Features Introduced in This Release

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Software Requirements

E-Series Server Options

Router, E-Series Server, and Cisco IOS Software Version Compatibility

Important Information About VMWare FL-SRE-V-HOST License

Software Release Version Mismatch

Command Change for Determining the MAC Address in the Linux Operating System

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0(2)


June 19, 2013
OL-28686-02

This document provides new features, system requirements, compatibility information, and open caveats for the Cisco UCS E-Series Server software release1.0(2). Use this document in conjunction with the documents in the Related Documentation section.


Note Documentation is sometimes updated after original publication; therefore, review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.


Contents

This document contains the following sections:

Introduction

New Features Introduced in This Release

System Requirements

E-Series Server Options

Router, E-Series Server, and Cisco IOS Software Version Compatibility

Important Information About VMWare FL-SRE-V-HOST License

Software Release Version Mismatch

Command Change for Determining the MAC Address in the Linux Operating System

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Introduction

The Cisco UCS E-Series Servers (E-Series Servers) are the next generation of Cisco UCS Express servers. E-Series Servers are a family of size, weight, and power-efficient blade servers that are housed within the Generation 2 Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISR G2) and the Cisco 4451-X Integrated Services Router (Cisco ISR 4451-X). These servers provide a general purpose compute platform for branch-office applications deployed either as bare-metal on operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows or Linux, or as virtual machines on hypervisors, such as VMware vSphere Hypervisor™, Microsoft Hyper-V, or Citrix XenServer.

New Features Introduced in This Release

The following new features are introduced in this release:

Windows 2012 Server support


Note With Windows 2012, you do not need to install extra drivers, such as LSI and network drivers.


Citrix XenServer 6.1 certification

New platform support—Cisco ISR 4451-X

New document—Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0(2)—Installed in Cisco ISR 4451-X.


Note If the E-Series Server is installed in a Cisco ISR 4451-X, use the Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0(2)—Installed in Cisco ISR 4451-X.



Note If the E-Series Server is installed in a Cisco 2900 or 3900 ISR G2, see the Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0.


Cisco IOS CLI activation

Table 1 shows the Cisco IOS CLIs that are activated in this release. For details about each command, such as command history, usage guidelines, and examples, see the Cisco IOS Interface and Hardware Component Command Reference at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios-xml/ios/interface/command/ir-t2.html.

Table 1 Cisco IOS CLIs Activated in this Release 

Command
Description

ucse slot imc config save flash: filename

Example:

Router# ucse 4 imc config save flash:imc

IMC config saved

Saves the CIMC configuration in a specified file.

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.

save flash:—Saves the CIMC configuration in a specified file.

ucse slot imc file {delete | download url (http[s]: [s]ftp[s]:)}

Example:

Router# ucse 4 imc file delete test1.iso

Delete the IMC file test1.iso? [confirm]

Router# ucse 4 imc file download url http://220.0.0.100/OS/test1.iso

Download started

Deletes or downloads the CIMC image file.

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.

delete—Deletes the CIMC image file.

download url—Downloads the CIMC image file from the specified HTTP, HTTPS, SFTP, or FTPS server.

ucse slot server boot order

Example:

Router# ucse 4 server boot order

Configures the boot order for the E-Series Server.

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.

ucse slot server erase device hdd {all | use list}

Example:

Router# ucse 4 server erase device hdd use HDD:HDD1

You are about to erase all data on the selected hard drives.

Proceed with drive erasure? [confirm]

Erasing HDD1 started

Erases all existing data from the E-Series Server hard drive.

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.

all—Erases data from all of the E-Series Server hard drives.

use list—Erases data from the specified E-Series Server hard drives.

ucse slot server raid level {(0 | use list) | (1 | use list) | (5 | use list) | (none | use list)}

Example:
Router# ucse 4 server raid level 0 use 
HDD:HDD1,HDD:HDD2,HDD:HDD3

Configures the RAID level on the E-Series Server.

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.

0—Data is stored evenly in stripe blocks across two or more disks without redundancy (mirroring).

1—Data is stored in mirrored set of disk drives with an optional hot spare disk drive.

5—Data is stored in stripe blocks with parity data staggered across all disk drives.

None—Disk drives of a computer are not configured as RAID.

ucse slot server reload boot {url url | device device-type}

Example:

Router# ucse 4 server reload boot url http://220.0.0.100/OS/image.iso

Boots the E-Series Server from a particular URL or device type.

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.

url url—Boots the E-Series Server from the specified URL.

device device-type—The device type from which the E-Series Server boots. It can be one of the following:

HDD—Hard disk drive

FDD—Floppy disk drive

CDROM—Bootable CD-ROM

PXE—PXE boot

EFI—Extensible Firmware Interface

ucse slot server reset boot {url url | device device-type}

Example:

Router# ucse 4 server reset boot url http://220.0.0.100/OS/image.iso

Performs a hard reset of the E-Series Server using the boot option.

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.

url url—Boots the E-Series Server from the specified URL.

device device-type—The device type from which the E-Series Server boots. It can be one of the following:

HDD—Hard disk drive

FDD—Floppy disk drive

CDROM—Bootable CD-ROM

PXE—PXE boot

EFI—Extensible Firmware Interface

ucse slot server start boot {url url | device device-type}

Example:

Router# ucse 4 server start boot url http://220.0.0.100/OS/image.iso

Starts the E-Series Server using the boot option.

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.

url url—Boots the E-Series Server from the specified URL.

device device-type—The device type from which the E-Series Server boots. It can be one of the following:

HDD—Hard disk drive

FDD—Floppy disk drive

CDROM—Bootable CD-ROM

PXE—PXE boot

EFI—Extensible Firmware Interface

show ucse slot imc download [progress]

Example:

Router# show ucse 4 imc download progress

Download is in progress (32% - 450k/1408k - 26123B/s)

Displays the status of the CIMC firmware download.

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.

show ucse slot server boot [devices | order | progress]

Example:

Router# show ucse 4 server boot devices

CDROM:Virtual-CD

EFI

FDD:Virtual-Floppy

HDD:RAID

HDD:SD2

HDD:Virtual-HiFD

PXE:GIGETH0

PXE:GIGETH1

PXE:GIGETH2

PXE:GIGETH3

Router# show ucse 4 server boot order

CDROM:Virtual-CD

EFI

HDD:RAID

HDD:SD2

Router# show ucse 4 server boot progress

Server is powered ON

Last Boot status: Server is booted up with ESXi-5.1.0-799733-custom-Cisco-2.1.0.1.iso

Displays the device types from which the E-Series Server can boot, the order in which the boot is attempted, or the progress of boot initialization,

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.

devices—The device types from which the E-Series Server can boot.

order—The order in which the boot will be attempted.

progress—The status of the image boot and image download.

show ucse slot imc files

Example:

Router# show ucse 4 imc files

1 315572224 Wed Dec 5 13:24:22 2012 ESXi-5.1.0-799733-custom-Cisco-2.1.0.1.iso

Free space : 4011 MB

Displays the CIMC firmware files.

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.

show ucse slot server raid level

Example:

Router# show ucse 4 server raid level

HDDs not in the RAID:

HDD:HDD1 : ST91000640NS 953869 MB system (93 errors)

HDD:HDD2 : ST91000640NS 953869 MB system (93 errors)

HDD:HDD3 : ST91000640NS 953869 MB system (93 errors)

Displays the RAID levels that are configured on the of the E-Series Server.

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.

show ucse slot server erase device status

Example:

Router# show ucse 4 server erase server status

HDD1 erased 27 % done, 6843 s to complete

Displays the erase drive status of the E-Series Server.

slot—Router slot number in which the E-Series Server is installed.


System Requirements

This section describes the hardware and software requirements. It contains the following information:

Hardware Requirements

Software Requirements

Hardware Requirements

E-Series Servers reside in the Cisco 2900 series or 3900 series ISR G2 and in the Cisco ISR 4451-X. The following E-Series Servers are supported:

UCS-E140S—Single-wide E-Series Server

UCS-E140D—Double-wide E-Series Server, 4 core CPU

UCS-E160D—Double-wide E-Series Server, 6 core CPU

UCS-E140DP—Double-wide E-Series Server, 4 core CPU, with PCIe

UCS-E160DP—Double-wide E-Series Server, 6 core CPU, with PCIe

Table 2 provides hardware information for the E-Series Servers.

Table 2 E-Series Server Hardware at a Glance  

Feature
UCS-E140S
Single-Wide E-Series Server)
UCS-E140D and UCS-E160D
Double-Wide E-Series Servers
UCS-E140DP and UCS-E160DP
Double-Wide E-Series Servers with PCIe

Form Factor

Single-wide SM

Double-wide SM

Double-wide SM

CPU

Intel XeonTM

E3-1105C

Intel XeonTM

E5-2418L and E5-2428L

Intel XeonTM

E5-2418L and E5-2428L

CPU Cores

4 Core

4 Core and 6 Core

4 Core and 6 Core

Memory DIMM Slots

2 Slots

3 Slots

3 Slots

RAM

8 GB to16 GB

Supports DDR3 1333 MHz VLP UDIMM 1.5 V, 4 GB, and 8 GB

8 GB to 48 GB

Supports DDR3 1333 MHz RDIMM 1.35 V, 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

8 GB to 48 GB

Supports DDR3 1333 MHz RDIMM 1.35 V, 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

RAID

RAID 0 and RAID 1

RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 5

RAID 0 and RAID 1

Storage Type

SATA, SAS, SSD, and SED

SATA, SAS, SSD, and SED

SATA, SAS, SSD, and SED

HDD

SAS 10K RPM, SATA 7200 RPM, and SAS SSD Drives1

Supports 2 Drives

SAS 10K RPM, SATA 7200 RPM, and SAS SSD Drives1

Supports 3 Drives

SAS 10K RPM, SATA 7200 RPM, and SAS SSD Drives1

Supports 2 Drives

Storage Capacity

200 GB to 2 TB

200 GB to 3 TB

200 GB to 2 TB

Internal Network Interface

2 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

2 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

2 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

External Interfaces

1 USB Connector

1 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Connector

1 Management Port

1 KVM Port (Supports VGA,
1 USB, 1 Serial DB9)

2 USB Connectors

2 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Connectors

1 Management Port

1 VGA Port

1 Serial DB9

2 USB Connectors

2 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Connectors

1 Management Port

1 VGA Port

1 Serial DB9

Router Platforms

2911, 2921, 2951, 3925, 3925e, 3945, 3945e, 4451-X

2921, 2951, 3925, 3925e, 3945, 3945e, 4451-X

2921, 2951, 3925, 3925e, 3945, 3945e, 4451-X

Maximum Number of E-Series Servers Per Router

2911 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

2921 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

2951 ISR G2—2 E-Series Servers

3925 ISR G2—2 E-Series Servers

3925e ISR G2—2 E-Series Servers

3945 ISR G2—4 E-Series Servers

3945e ISR G2—4 E-Series Servers

ISR 4451-X—2 E-Series Servers

2911 ISR G2—None

2921 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

2951 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3925 ISR G2—1 E-Series Servers

3925e ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3945 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3945e ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

ISR 4451-X—1 E-Series Server

Note The Cisco 2921 and 2951 ISR G2 support 4-core only.

2911 ISR G2—None

2921 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

2951 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3925 ISR G2—1 E-Series Servers

3925e ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3945 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3945e ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

ISR 4451-X—1 E-Series Server

Note The Cisco 2921 and 2951 ISR G2 support 4-core only.

1 All hardware drives within the E-Series Server must be installed with the same type of storage device; either all SAS drives or all SATA drives.


Table 3 shows the Cisco EtherSwitch Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Cards (EHWICs) and
Cisco EtherSwitch Service Modules that are supported on the E-Series Server.

Table 3 Supported Cisco EtherSwitch EHWIC and Cisco EtherSwitch Service Modules

Cisco EtherSwitch EHWIC
Cisco EtherSwitch Service Module

EHWIC-D-8ESG-P=, EHWIC-D-8ESG-P, EHWIC-D-8ESG=, EHWIC-D-8ESG, EHWIC-4ESG-P=, EHWIC-4ESG-P, EHWIC-4ESG=, and EHWIC-4ESG

SM-D-ES3G-48-P, SM-D-ES3-48-P, SM-D-ES2-48, SM-ES3G-24-P, SM-ES3-24-P, SM-ES2-24-P, SM-ES2-24, and SM-ES3G-16-P


Software Requirements

E-Series Servers require three major software systems:

CIMC Firmware

BIOS Firmware

Operating System or Hypervisor

CIMC Firmware

Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) is a management module, which is built into the motherboard. A dedicated ARM-based processor, separate from the main server CPU, runs the CIMC firmware. The system ships with a running version of the CIMC firmware. You can update the CIMC firmware, but no initial installation is needed.

CIMC is the management service for the E-Series Servers. CIMC runs within the server. You can use CIMC to access, configure, administer, and monitor the server.

BIOS Firmware

BIOS initializes the hardware in the system, discovers bootable devices, and boots them in the provided sequence. It boots the operating system and configures the hardware for the operating system to use. BIOS manageability features allow you to interact with the hardware and use it. In addition, BIOS provides options to configure the system, manage firmware, and create BIOS error reports. The system ships with a running version of the BIOS firmware. You can update the BIOS firmware, but no initial installation is needed.

Operating System or Hypervisor

The main server CPU runs on an operating system such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Hypervisor. You can purchase an E-Series Server with a preinstalled operating system such as Microsoft Windows or VMware vSphere HypervisorTM, or you can install your own operating system.

The following operating systems are supported on the E-Series Servers:

Microsoft Windows:

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-bit

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit

Windows Server 2012 Standard 64 bit

Linux:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, service pack 2

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.0, update 2

Hypervisor:

VMware vSphere HypervisorTM 5.0, update 1

Hyper-V (Windows 2008 R2)

Citrix XenServer 6.1

E-Series Server Options

E-Series Servers are available in the following options:

Option 1—E-Series Server without preinstalled operating system or hypervisor

Option 2—E-Series Server with preinstalled Microsoft Windows Server

At the time of purchase, you can choose the appropriate RAID option that you want enabled on the E-Series Server.


Note If you purchase this option, the Microsoft Windows Server license is preactivated.


Option 3—E-Series Server with preinstalled VMware vSphere HypervisorTM

At the time of purchase, you can choose the appropriate RAID option that you want enabled on the E-Series Server.

Router, E-Series Server, and Cisco IOS Software Version Compatibility

Table 4 provides the router, E-Series Server, and Cisco IOS software version compatibility information.

Table 4 Cisco Routers, E-Series Server, and Cisco IOS Version Compatibility 

Router
Cisco IOS Software Version for Single-Wide E-Series Servers
Cisco IOS Software Version for Double-Wide E-Series Servers

2911

15.2(4)M and later versions

2921

15.2(4)M and later versions

15.2(4)M and later versions

Note Supports 4-core only

2951

15.2(4)M and later versions

15.2(4)M and later versions

Note Supports 4-core only

3925

15.2(4)M and later versions

15.2(4)M and later versions

3925e

15.2(4)M and later versions

15.2(4)M and later versions

3945

15.2(4)M and later versions

15.2(4)M and later versions

3945e

15.2(4)M and later versions

15.2(4)M and later versions

4451

XE 3.9S and later versions

XE 3.9S and later versions


Important Information About VMWare FL-SRE-V-HOST License

If you are using VMware FL-SRE-V-HOST license (equivalent to VMware vSphere Hypervisor™ 5.X), make sure that the RAM that you are using is 32 GB or less. If the RAM is more than 32 GB, you will get an error message, and you will not be able to apply the license. If you want to use 48 GB RAM, upgrade your license to FL-SRE-V-HOSTVC.

Software Release Version Mismatch

Even though the software version you download from Cisco.com is release 1.0(2), the CIMC GUI and CIMC CLI display the software version as 1.0(4). There is no effect on product functionality. Please ignore this version mismatch.

Command Change for Determining the MAC Address in the Linux Operating System

The command to determine the MAC address in the Linux operating system is documented as
ipconfig all in the Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0, which is incorrect.

To determine the MAC address of an interface in the Linux operating systems, open a terminal window, and then enter the ifconfig -a command to display the MAC address of all interfaces or

ifconfig interface-name to display the MAC address of a particular interface.

Open Caveats

Table 5 lists the caveats that are open for the E-Series Servers.

Table 5 Open Caveats in E-Series Servers 

Bug ID
Summary
Additional Information

CSCug24890

E-Series Server in "out of service" state after CIMC reboot.

Symptom    After rebooting or activating the CIMC image, you use the show platform command from the router, and the command output displays that the state of the E-Series Server as "out of service".

Conditions   This problem occurs when you enter the following commands:

1. hw-module subslot x/y maintenance enable to make sure that the E-Series Server does not power cycle when the newly installed CIMC image reboots or activates.

2. Reboot or activate the CIMC image.

3. After CIMC boots up, enter the hw-module subslot x/y maintenance disable to disable the maintenance CLI.

4. Enter the show platform command from the router and the command output displays that the E-Series Server state as "out of service".

Workaround   There is no workaround.

Note Even though the state of the E-Series Server displays as "out of service", communication between the router and E-Series Server remains operational.

CSCud44335

The imc config file command does not work.

Symptom    The imc config file command does not work.

Conditions   The imc config file command is not active.

imc config file ?
  flash0:  Module configuration IOS File name
  flash1:  Module configuration IOS File name
  flash:   Module configuration IOS File name

Workaround   There is no workaround. This problem will be fixed in the next release.

CSCuf61866

Hardware failure displayed in technical logs.

Symptom    CIMC does not boot up. The following status displays: Waiting BIOS POST.

Conditions   This problem could occur because of a failed hardware, such as a failed DIMM, which can cause the POST to not complete.

Workaround   To resolve this problem, remove the server from the router, and then try different DIMMs to determine which one is causing the problem.

CSCug77757

The Mega RAID Controller BIOS is disabled.

Symptom    After BIOS POST screen, the "Adapter BIOS Disabled" error message displays, and the server is unable to boot from the RAID adapter.

Conditions   This problem might occur in some of the E-Series Servers that shipped between February and May, 2013.

Workaround   To resolve this problem, you must first disable and then enable the Controller BIOS. You can use either the WebBIOS or the Mega RAID CLI to perform this task.

From the WebBIOS, do the following:

a. Choose Controller Property.

b. Choose Controller BIOS disable.

c. Click Submit.

d. Choose Controller Property.

e. Choose Controller BIOS enable.

f. Click Submit.

From the Mega RAID CLI, use the following commands:

a. To disable the Controller BIOS, use the /MegaCli -AdpBIOS -Dsbl -a0 command.

b. To enable the Controller BIOS, use the/MegaCli -AdpBIOS -Enbl -a0 command.

CSCug59769

Kernel back trace when CIMC firmware is activated or rebooted.

Symptom    The CIMC console shows kernel back trace when CIMC is rebooting.

Conditions   This problem occurs when the newly installed CIMC firmware is activated or when CIMC is rebooted.

Workaround   In most cases, CIMC will reboot itself. If CIMC does not reboot, power cycle CIMC either by using the router's OIR commands or by power cycling the router itself.

CSCug49179

KVM console display does not refresh.

Symptom    When the E-Series Server is power cycled, the virtual KVM screen turns black, and then briefly flashes back to the old screenshot before it displays the BIOS pages.

Conditions   This problem occurs when the E-Series Server is power cycled and the virtual KVM is used to monitor the console output.

Workaround   There is no workaround. This is a known problem. Besides the brief flashing back of the old screen, there is no effect on the server performance.

CSCuh18187

RBCP registration fails on the single-wide E-Series Server.

Symptom    On the single-wide E-Series Server (UCS-E140S) after the server is power cycled (especially the first time after the router is powered on), the link between the router and E-Series Server does not come up, and the commands sent from the router do not complete. The show link state command displays the following:

ucs-e140s-m1 /cimc/network # show link-state 
Interface                      State                
------------------------------ -------------------- 
Console                        No Link Detected        
GE1                            No Link Detected     
GE2                            No Link Detected      
Dedicated                      No Link Detected

Conditions   This problem occurs occasionally after a single-wide E-Series Server is power cycled.

Workaround   To resolve this problem, change the ResumeOnACPowerLoss setting to Power Off.

Further Problem Description This problem occurs because the firmware that is installed on the Broadcom 5719 is out-of-date. You can upgrade the firmware from Linux or Windows OS using Broadcom tools. The Broadcom tools are available at: http://developer.cisco.com/web/ucse/documentation.

You can also use Cisco's Host Upgrade Utility to upgrade the firmware.


Note The latest version for the NCSI firmware is release, 1.2.15. The latest version for the bootcode is release, 1.34.


CSCug75113

Exiting from the ucse configuration mode does not return to global configuration mode.

Symptom    When you enter the exit command from the ucse subslot configuration mode on the Cisco ISR4451-X, you return to the exec mode instead of the global configuration mode.

Workaround   To get back to the global configuration mode, enter configure terminal at the command prompt.

CSCug78059

UCSE temperature alert when the temperature is not above the maximum threshold.

Symptom    Temperature sensor P1_TEMP_SENS shows a non-recoverable error, even though the temperature has not reached the warning threshold.

Conditions   This problem occurs on single-wide E-Series Servers (UCS-E140S-M1/K9).

Workaround   To resolve this problem, reset CIMC to factory default settings, which will clear the error state. However, this problem will recur the next time you power cycle the server. This problem will be fixed in the next release of the CIMC software.

Further Problem Description CIMC does not measure the processor temperature correctly. However, the Intel processor has its own internal temperature monitoring and throttling, which takes effect when the temperature starts to get too high. Therefore, there is no concern about overheating due to this error in CIMC.

CSCub97383

Cannot download ISO or DIAG images after you click unmap from the CIMC GUI.

Symptom    Cannot download ISO or DIAG images.

Conditions   This problem occurs when there is no image installed and you click unmap from the CIMC GUI, and then you try to download an image.

Workaround   To resolve this problem, reload CIMC; or from the vKVM console, unmap all the devices that are mapped, and then try to download the image.

CSCud08529

WHEA test fails for Windows 2012 HCK certification.

Symptom    The Windows 2012 HCK certification test fails.

Conditions   WHEA fatal error is displayed if you are using a JBOD single disk or if there is a hardware failure.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCud63080

The server reset boot url flash command does not work.

Symptom    The server reset boot url flash command does not work.

Conditions   The server reset boot url flash command is not effective.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCud65253

The show imc filesystem command does not display all downloaded files.

Symptom    The show imc filesystem command output displays only five files.

Conditions   When you use the show imc filesystem command, all of the downloaded files are not displayed.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCud75221

Operating system displays 2x core count on single-wide E-Series Servers.

Symptom    The operating system displays 2x core count in single-wide E-Series Servers.

Conditions   When you disable Hyperthreading from the BIOS or CIMC menu, the operating system displays 2x core count in single-wide E-Series Servers.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCud44380

File download progress status not displayed on Cisco IOS.

Symptom    File download progress status is not displayed on Cisco IOS.

Conditions   When you use the CIMC GUI to download a file, the download progress status is not displayed in Cisco IOS.

Workaround   File downloaded status can only been seen on the CIMC GUI page. To view the file download status, check the CIMC GUI.

CSCud48758

P1_TEMP_SENS sensor displays a very high value in CIMC.

Symptom    The P1_TEMP_SENS sensor displays a very high value in CIMC.

Conditions   When running the Redhat memory test on a single-wide E-Series Server that is installed in a Cisco 2951 router, the P1_TEMP_SENS sensor displays a very high value.

Workaround   To resolve this problem, format the CIMC SD, and then reinstall CIMC.

CSCud46445

Restoring the configuration file from flash does not work.

Symptom    The imc config restore flash command does not restore the CIMC configuration file from IOS.

Conditions   You copy a file, and then you use the imc config restore flash command to restore the configuration, but the configuration is not restored.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCud48807

File with img extension is not visible in the imc file system after it is downloaded.

Symptom    File with img extension is not visible in the imc file system in Cisco IOS.

Conditions   .This problem occurs when you are downloading a file with an img extension into the imc file system using Cisco IOS.

Workaround   Use the CIMC GUI to download a file that has an img extension.

CSCud51345

Missing image information in CIMC GUI when the image is downloaded from Cisco IOS.

Symptom    Image information is missing in CIMC GUI.

Workaround   Image information is missing in CIMC GUI when the image is downloaded from Cisco IOS.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCud44355

Downloading an ISO file that is larger than the available space does not display proper error message.

Symptom    Cannot download an ISO file that is larger than the available free space.

Conditions   You cannot download an ISO file larger than the free space that is available in the file system. Also, the error message takes a long time to display.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCud48942

Image name appended with (GUI) in the imc file system.

Symptom    Image name is appended with (GUI) in the imc file system.

Conditions   When you download an ISO file using the CIMC GUI, the image name is appended with (GUI) in the imc file system.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCud44414

Wrong error message displays if a file does not exist and you use the server reset boot URL ftp command.

Symptom    The following error message displays if a file does not exist and you use the server reset boot URL ftp command:

Server will be booted after image downloading is complete.

Conditions   You use the server reset boot URL ftp command when a file does not exist on the ftp server and you get a wrong error message.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCud63080

The server reset boot URL ftp command does not work.

Symptom    The server ip address command does not work.

Conditions   The server ip address command is no longer applicable.

Workaround   Do not use this command.

CSCud44151

The server ip address command does not work.

Symptom    The server ip address command does not work.

Conditions   The server ip address command is no longer applicable. It will be removed in the next release.

Workaround   Do not use this command.

CSCub58962

The imc config file command does not work.

Symptom    The imc config file command does not work.

Conditions   The imc config file command is no longer applicable. It will be removed in the next release.

Workaround   Do not use this command.

CSCud48826

Error message does not display when a file does not have read permission and you use the server reset boot command.

Symptom    An error message does not display when a file does not have read permission and you use the server reset boot command.

Conditions   File does not have read permission and you use the server reset boot command. An error message should display, but it does not.

Workaround   Do not use this command.

CSCtz86835

The virtual drive information is missing after a CIMC upgrade.

Symptom    The virtual drive information may not show any virtual drives that were configured previously.

Conditions   This may occur immediately after a CIMC upgrade.

Workaround   Refresh GUI page. If that does not help, reboot host and enter into LSI WebBIOS to verify the virtual drives.

CSCty86334

The VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.0 installation crashes with purple screen if Virtual D rive stripe size is less than 64 KB.

Symptom    The VMware vSphere Hypervisor installation fails with Purple Screen of Death (PSOD).

Conditions   The raid array was created with a stripe size of less than 64 KB.

Workaround   Use the default 64 KB stripe size during raid array creation.

CSCty61983

The rebuild is stuck at 0% when the host is in pre-boot environment.

Symptom    The rebuild does not proceed and seems to get stuck.

Conditions   The host is not booted up and is not at LSI WebBIOS environment.

Workaround   Boot the host, or press Ctrl+H to enter LSI WebBIOS. The rebuild reconstruction will now proceed.

CSCtz71108

Cannot create (secure) virtual drive from CIMC GUI using SED drives.

Symptom    The raid arrays that were created from CIMC GUI are not secured even if SED physical drives were used.

Conditions   Using CIMC GUI to create raid array on SED drives does not create secure drives.

Workaround   Use LSI WebBIOS to create the raid array.

CSCua29947

The inventory of memory does not display correct information in the web.

Symptom    On E-Series single-wide servers, some of the information under
Server > Inventory > Memory is not correct, such as the memory manufacturer, serial number, asset tag and part number.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCub20023

The lock power button locks the reset button.

Symptom    The front panel reset button does not work.

Conditions   The lock power button is active in CIMC.

Workaround   Unlock the power button from CIMC.

CSCtz81924

The clear configuration does not clean all the partitions created by an old operating system.

Symptom    The installation of a newer operating system can still see some of the partitions that were created by the previous operating system.

Conditions   This happens while trying to install Windows operating system on a system that previously had VMware vSphere Hypervisor on it. The Windows operating system installation may show several partitions that does not correspond to the created raid arrays / JBOD disks.

Workaround   Perform the following steps to delete old partitions created by an old operating system:

1. Use Drive options (advanced) from the windows installation window.

2. Delete all the other partitions that have the name Disk _ Partition _. Do not delete the Disk _ Unallocated Space partition.

3. After all the other partitions are deleted, the Unallocated Space partition should show full drive capacity.

4. Windows installation should now proceed as expected.

Another way to avoid running into this issue is to do a full initialization at the time of raid array creation. Note that full initialization takes several hours to complete depending on the disk size.

CSCua29511

The full initialization on STEC SSD reports offline array and failed drives.

Symptom    After creating a raid array, it appears offline and all the drives in the physical drive information page appears failed.

Conditions   This happens when a full initialization is issued on STEC SSDs at the time of raid array creation.

Workaround   The full initialization on STEC SSD drives is not currently supported. Use quick initialization instead to create optimal raid arrays.

CSCub37825

The Windows installation using IDE DVD or KVM failed with 0x80070570.

Symptom    The installation of windows 2008 R2 sometimes fail with windows code 0x80070570.

Conditions   The failure occurs when using IDE drive and mount it to install windows via KVM.

Workaround   Use direct USB drive and connect it to UCSE USB port.

CSCua37395

The software becomes unreponsive when booting Centos live in CD.

Symptom    The CIMC on UCS-E becomes unresponsive if you boot Centos 5.6 or lower versions on X86.

Conditions   Installed a Centos 5.6 or lower version IOS through virtual media or external CD drive.

Workaround   Only the Centos version 5.7 or higher versions are supported on the UCS-E platforms. The Centos 5.6 or lower versions are not supported on the UCS-E platforms because of the incompatibility in the network drivers packaged in the version for BCM5719.

CSCuc11612

Wake on LAN is not working in Windows 2008 R2.

Symptom    Wake on LAN is not working.

Conditions   In Windows 2008 R2.

Workaround   This feature is not supported. There is no workaround.


Resolved Caveats

Table 6 lists the caveats from 1.0 that are resolved in the1.0 (2) release.

Table 6 Resolved Caveats in E-Series Servers 

Bug ID
Summary

CSCua39277

Sensor: Error in DIMM temperature reading when the temperature is increased.

CSCua40167

The DDR3_P1_B0_ECC event with sensor reading exceeding 253 are found in P3.

CSCty86437

SNMP: Operstate/Operability values when the X86 is powered down.

CSCtx48993

The Platform Event Filters are not triggering the actions based on the events.

CSCub20011

The CIMC management interface stops working when the connection is changed from 100 Mbps to 10 Mbps.

CSCub58962

The Host Image Mapping does not accept URL with http port number in CIMC.

CSCub22157

Unable to turn on the debug for UCSE on IOS.

CSCub46598

The dedicated port slows down after a few days of uptime.

CSCua66415

CIMC: Status messages are incorrect after downloading an image.

CSCtz67675

The session host command shows no output when serial-over-LAN is enabled.

CSCua63071

Cannot add FTP username and password for remote installation.

CSCua96727

Exporting and importing the same CIMC config file fails.

Note If you have an old backed up xml configuration file that you cannot restore successfully, please edit the xml file to change the vlan ID to 1 if it is 0.


Related Documentation

The following related documentation is available for E-Series Servers:

Documentation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers—provides links to the following documents:

Release Notes for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0(2) (this document)

Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0—Installed in Cisco 2900 and 3900 Integrated Services Routers (ISR G2)

Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0(2)—Installed in Cisco ISR 4451-X

Hardware Installation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers

Cisco Network Modules, Server Modules, and Interface Cards Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller, Release 1.0

CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller, Release 1.0

Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers

Open Source Used in Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0

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