Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine, Release 2.x
Installing the E-Series Server or NCE into the Router
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Installing the E-Series Server or NCE into the Router

Installing the E-Series Server or NCE into the Router

This chapter includes the following sections:

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

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

    If you are migrating the E-Series Server from a Cisco ISR G2 into a Cisco ISR 4000 series, 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 Cisco ISR G2—and then migrate it into the Cisco ISR 4000 series. For CIMC firmware installation instructions, see the "CIMC Firmware Management" chapter in the GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine on Cisco.com.

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

Verifying Compatibility

Verifying the Cisco ISR G2, E-Series Server, NCE, and Cisco IOS Software Release Compatibility

Table 1 Router, E-Series Server, NCE, and Cisco IOS Release Compatibility

Router

Cisco IOS Software Release for Single-Wide E-Series Servers and the SM E-Series NCE

Cisco IOS Software Release for Double-Wide E-Series Servers

Cisco IOS Software Release for the EHWIC E-Series NCE

1921

15.4(3)M and later releases

1941

15.4(3)M and later releases

2911

15.2(4)M and later releases

15.4(3)M and later releases

2921

15.2(4)M and later releases

15.2(4)M and later releases

Note   

Supports 4-core only

15.4(3)M and later releases

2951

15.2(4)M and later releases

15.2(4)M and later releases

Note   

Supports 4-core only

15.4(3)M and later releases

3925

15.2(4)M and later releases

15.2(4)M and later releases

15.4(3)M and later releases

3925e

15.2(4)M and later releases

15.2(4)M and later releases

15.4(3)M and later releases

3945

15.2(4)M and later releases

15.2(4)M and later releases

15.4(3)M and later releases

3945e

15.2(4)M and later releases

15.2(4)M and later releases

15.4(3)M and later releases

Verifying the Cisco ISR 4000 Series, E-Series Server, CIMC, and Cisco IOS Software Release Compatibility

Table 2 Cisco ISR 4000 Series, E-Series Server, CIMC, and Cisco IOS Release Compatibility

Router

Cisco IOS Software Release for Single-Wide E-Series Servers and the SM E-Series NCE

Cisco IOS Software Release for Double-Wide E-Series Servers

CIMC

4400 Series

XE 3.12S

XE 3.12S

2.2.2 and later releases

XE 3.12S

XE 3.12S

2.2.2 and later releases

XE 3.13S and later releases

XE 3.13S and later releases

2.3.1 and later releases

4300 Series

XE 3.13S and later releases

XE 3.13S and later releases

2.3.1 and later releases

Installing the E-Series Server and the NCE into a Router

The following figures show how to install the E-Series Server and the EHWIC E-Series NCE into a router. For detailed information, see the Hardware Installation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine on Cisco.com.

Double-Wide E-Series Server in a Cisco 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 server.


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



Double-Wide E-Series Server in a Cisco ISR 4000 Series

Important:

If you are migrating the E-Series Server from a Cisco ISR G2 into a Cisco ISR 4000 series, you must first upgrade the CIMC and the BIOS firmware image to the latest version—while the E-Series Server is still installed in the Cisco ISR G2—and then migrate it into the Cisco ISR 4000 series. We strongly recommend that you upgrade both the CIMC and the BIOS firmware images.

You can use either the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility (HUU) to upgrade the firmware components or you can upgrade the firmware components manually. For firmware upgrade information, see Upgrading Firmware .

If you migrate the E-Series Server into the Cisco ISR 4000 series without first updating the CIMC firmware, the E-Series Server might continuously reset. To stop the reset and install the firmware, see Stopping the E-Series Server from Resetting and Updating the CIMC Firmware—Cisco ISR 4000 Series.

Figure 2. Double-Wide E-Series Server in a Cisco ISR 4000 series



EHWIC E-Series NCE in a Cisco ISR G2


Caution


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


Figure 3. EHWIC E-Series NCE in a Cisco ISR G2



Verifying Installation

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

Verifying the EHWIC E-Series NCE Installation

Before You Begin
  • Install the EHWIC E-Series NCE into the router.

  • Load a compatible Cisco IOS image.

  • Power on the NCE.

Procedure
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1 Router> show inventory  

    Verifies that the router detects the presence of the newly installed EHWIC E-Series NCE.

     
    Router> show inventory
    
    NAME: "CISCO3945-CHASSIS", DESCR: "CISCO3945-CHASSIS"
    PID: CISCO3945-CHASSIS , VID: V02, SN: FGL1539100Q
    
    NAME: "Cisco Services Performance Engine 150 for Cisco 3900 ISR on Slot 0", DESCR: "Cisco Services Performance Engine 150 for Cisco 3900 ISR"
    PID: C3900-SPE150/K9   , VID: V05 , SN: FOC15367HAZ
    
    NAME: "Enhanced WAN Interface Card UCS Server on Slot 0 SubSlot 3", DESCR: "Enhanced WAN Interface Card UCS Server"
    PID: UCS-EN120E-M2/K9  , VID: V01, SN: FOC17462K2A
    
    NAME: "C3900 AC Power Supply 1", DESCR: "C3900 AC Power Supply 1"
    PID: PWR-3900-AC       , VID: V03, SN: SNI1511C8SM
    
    

    Stopping the E-Series Server from Resetting and Updating the CIMC Firmware—Cisco ISR 4000 Series

    If you migrate the E-Series Server into the Cisco ISR 4000 series 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 ActionPurpose
      Step 1Router# 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 2Router# hw-module subslot slot/subslot session imc  

      Starts a CIMC session.

       
      Step 3Server# scope cimc  

      Enters CIMC command mode.

      Note   

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

       
      Step 4Server/cimc # scope firmware  

      Enters CIMC firmware command mode.

       
      Step 5Server/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 6Server/cimc/firmware # show [detail]  

      Displays the available firmware and status.

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

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

       
      Step 8Click Ctrl-a Ctrl-q.  

      Exits the CIMC session.

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

      Enables error recovery.

      Note   

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

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

      Reloads the E-Series Server.

      Note   

      This reload power-cycles the E-Series Server.

       

      What to Do Next

      Configure the CIMC IP address for CIMC access. See Configuring Access to the Management Firmware.