Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 2.x
Installing the E-Series Server into the Router
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Installing the E-Series Server into the Router

This chapter includes the following sections:

Basic Workflow for Installing the E-Series Server into the Router

  1. Verify that the router, the E-Series Server, and the Cisco IOS software version that is installed on the router are compatible.
  2. Install the E-Series Server into the router.
    Important:

    If you are migrating the E-Series Server from an ISR G2 into a Cisco ISR 4451-X, you must first update the CIMC firmware image to release 2.0(1.20130626092411) or the latest version and the BIOS firmware image to release 1.5.0.2 or the latest version—while the E-Series Server is still installed in the ISR G2—and then migrate it into the Cisco ISR 4451-X. For CIMC firmware installation instructions, see the "CIMC Firmware Management" chapter in the GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller on Cisco.com.

  3. Verify that the E-Series Server is correctly detected by the router.

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

The following table provides the router, the E-Series Server, and the Cisco IOS software version compatibility information.

Table 1 Router, 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

Installing the E-Series Server into the Router

The following figure shows how to install the E-Series Server into a router. For detailed information, see the Hardware Installation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers on Cisco.com.

Important:

If you are migrating the E-Series Server from an ISR G2 into a Cisco ISR 4451-X, you must first update the CIMC firmware image to release 2.0(1.20130626092411) or the latest version and the BIOS firmware image to release 1.5.0.2 or the latest version—while the E-Series Server is still installed in the ISR G2—and then migrate it into the Cisco ISR 4451-X. For CIMC firmware installation instructions, see the "CIMC Firmware Management" chapter in the GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller on Cisco.com.

We strongly recommend that you upgrade both the CIMC and the BIOS firmware images.

If you migrate the E-Series Server into the Cisco ISR 4451-X without first updating the CIMC firmware, the E-Series Server will continuously reset. To stop the reset and install the firmware, see Stopping the E-Series Server from Resetting and Updating the CIMC Firmware.

Figure 1. Double-Wide E-Series Server in an ISR G2




Caution


Before you install or remove the E-Series Server from a Cisco 2900 series ISR G2, make sure that you first power down the router, and then install or remove the E-Series Server.


Figure 2. Double-Wide E-Series Server in a Cisco ISR 4451-X



Stopping the E-Series Server from Resetting and Updating the CIMC Firmware

If you migrate the E-Series Server into the Cisco ISR 4451-X without first updating the CIMC firmware, the E-Series Server will continuously reset. Use this procedure to stop the reset and install the firmware.


Note


Some of the steps in this procedure are performed from the router, and other steps are performed from the E-Series Server.


Procedure
      Command or Action Purpose
    Step 1 Router# hw-module subslot slot/subslot maintenance enable  

    Disables error recovery, which stops the E-Series Server from being reset.

    Note   

    Enter the commands in Step 1 and Step 2 from the router.

     
    Step 2 Router# hw-module subslot slot/subslot session imc  

    Starts a CIMC session.

     
    Step 3 Server# scope cimc  

    Enters CIMC command mode.

    Note   

    Enter the commands in Step 3 through Step 8 from the E-Series Server.

     
    Step 4 Server/cimc # scope firmware  

    Enters CIMC firmware command mode.

     
    Step 5 Server/cimc/firmware # update tftp-ip-address path-and-filename  

    Starts CIMC firmware update. The server will obtain the update firmware at the specified path and filename from the TFTP server at the specified IP address.

     
    Step 6 Server/cimc/firmware # show [detail]  

    Displays the available firmware and status.

     
    Step 7 Server/cimc/firmware # activate [1 | 2]  

    Activates the selected image. If no image number is specified, the server activates the currently inactive image.

     
    Step 8 Click Ctrl a Ctrl q. 

    Exits the CIMC session.

     
    Step 9 Router# hw-module subslot slot/subslot maintenance disable  

    Enables error recovery.

    Note   

    Enter the commands in Step 9 and Step 10 from the router.

     
    Step 10 Router# hw-module subslot slot/subslot reload  

    Reloads the E-Series Server.

    Note   

    This reload power-cycles the E-Series Server.

     

    Verifying E-Series Server Installation

    Before You Begin
    • Install the E-Series Server into the router.
    • Load a compatible Cisco IOS image.
    • Power on the server.

    To verify the E-Series Server installation, use one of the following commands:

    • To display a high-level overview of the entire physical system, use the show platform command:

      Router# show platform 
      Chassis type: ISR4451/K9
      Slot      Type                State                 Insert time (ago) 
      --------- ------------------- --------------------- ----------------- 
      0         ISR4451/K9          ok                    1d01h         
       0/0      ISR4400-4X1GE       ok                    1d01h         
      1         ISR4451/K9          ok                    1d01h         
       1/0      UCS-E160DP-M1/K9    ok                    1d01h         
      2         ISR4451/K9          ok                    1d01h         
      R0        ISR4451/K9          ok, active            1d01h         
      F0        ISR4451/K9          ok, active            1d01h         
      P0        XXX-XXXX-XX         ok                    1d01h         
      P1        Unknown             ps, 				              1d01h         
      P2        ACS-4450-FANASSY    ok                    1d01h         
      
      Slot      CPLD Version        Firmware Version                        
      --------- ------------------- ---------------------
      0         12090323            12.2(20120829:165313) 
      1         12090323            12.2(20120829:165313) 
      2         12090323            12.2(20120829:165313) 
      R0        12090323            12.2(20120829:165313) 
      F0        12090323            12.2(20120829:165313) 
      

    • To verify that the router recognizes the E-Series Server, use the show hw-module subslot all oir command:

      Router# show hw-module subslot all oir
      Module        Model                Operational Status
      ------------- -------------------- ------------------------
      subslot 0/0   ISR4451-X-4X1GE      ok
      subslot 1/0   UCS-E140S-M1/K9      ok
      subslot 2/0   UCS-E140S-M1/K9      ok