Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0
Configuration Quick Reference
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Configuration Quick Reference

Configuration Quick Reference

Use this configuration quick reference chapter if you just need a list of commands and steps to quickly set up and use the Cisco UCS E-Series Server (E-Series Server). Detailed information about each of the configuration steps is provided in subsequent chapters.


Note


Use this configuration quick reference chapter if you purchased Option 1 (E-Series Server without preinstalled operating system or hypervisor). Some of the configuration steps are different if you purchased Option 2 (E-Series Server with preinstalled Microsoft Windows Server), or Option 3 (E-Series Server with preinstalled VMware vSphere Hypervisor™).


This chapter includes the following sections:

Configuration Quick Reference Tasks

The following figure shows the basic workflow for Option 1—E-Series Server without preinstalled operating system or hypervisor.

Figure 1. Basic Workflow—Option 1

Procedure
    Step 1   Install the E-Series Server into the router.
    Step 2   Configure CIMC IP address for CIMC access. Use one of the following methods:
    • If you are a remote user, use the Cisco IOS CLI to configure CIMC access. Enter the following commands:
      Note   

      This configuration shows you how to configure CIMC access using the E-Series Server’s Console interface (shared LOM). For details, see Configuring CIMC Access Using the Router's Internal PCIe Slot/0 Console Interface.

      Note    To use another interface, see Configuring CIMC Access.
      • enable
      • configure terminal
      • interface ucse slot/port
      • imc ip address cimc-ip-address subnet mask default-gateway cimc-gateway-ip-address
      • imc access-port shared-lom console
      • no shut
      • end
    • If you are a local user, use one of the following methods:
    Step 3   In your web browser, enter the IP address that you configured in Step 2 to access CIMC.
    Step 4   Configure RAID and make the disk drive bootable. See Managing RAID.
    Step 5   Install the operating system or Hypervisor and if needed, install drivers. See Installing the Operating System.
    Step 6   Do one of the following:
    • If you do not want the traffic to your application or operating system to flow through the router, use the server’s host operating system to configure the E-Series Server’s external GE2 or GE3 interface.
    • If you want the traffic to your application or operating system to flow through the router, use the Cisco IOS CLI to configure an internal connection between the router and the E-Series Server. See Configuring Connection Between the Router and the E-Series Server.