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

Organization

This document includes the following chapters:

Chapter

Title

Description

Chapter 1

Configuration Quick Reference

Provides a list of commands and steps to quickly setup and use the E-Series Server.

Chapter 2

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Overview

Provides an overview of the E-Series Server, hardware and software requirements, and E-Series Server options.

Chapter 3

Installing the E-Series Server into the Router

Describes how to install the E-Series Server into the router.

Chapter 4

Configuration Differences Between Cisco SRE-V and E-Series Servers

Provides configuration differences between Cisco SRE-V and the E-Series Server.

Chapter 5

Configuring CIMC Access

Provides options to configure CIMC access.

Chapter 6

Accessing CIMC

Provides an overview of CIMC and describes how to log into CIMC.

Chapter 7

Managing RAID

Describes RAID options and how to configure RAID.

Chapter 8

Installing the Operating System

Describes how to install an operating system.

Chapter 9

Configuring Connection Between the Router and the E-Series Server

Describes how to configure a connection between the router and the E-Series Server.

Chapter 10

BIOS

Provides an overview of BIOS, how to install the BIOS firmware, and how to access the BIOS setup menu.

Chapter 11

Recovering from Corrupt CIMC Firmware

Describes how to recover from corrupt CIMC firmware.

Chapter 12

Diagnostic Tests

Describes how to run diagnostic tests.

Chapter 13

Cisco IOS Software Command Reference

Provides a list of Cisco IOS commands used to configure the host router and the E-Series Server.

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.

courier font

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 Documentation

  • Documentation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers—Provides links to all E-Series Server documentation
  • Release Notes for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0
  • Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0
  • 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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