Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 2.x
Preface
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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

Provides configuration differences between the Cisco SRE-V and the E-Series Server and between ISR G2 and the Cisco ISR 4451-X.

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 a 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—ISR G2

Provides a list of Cisco IOS commands used to configure the ISR G2 and the E-Series Server.

Chapter 14

Cisco IOS Software Command Reference—Cisco ISR 4451-X

Provides a list of Cisco IOS commands used to configure the Cisco ISR 4451-X and the E-Series Server.

Conventions

Text Type Indication

GUI elements

GUI elements such as tab titles, area names, and field labels appear in this font.

Main titles such as window, dialog box, and wizard titles appear in this font.

User input

Text the user should enter exactly as shown or keys a user should press appear in this font.

Document titles

Document titles appear in this font.

System output

Terminal sessions and information that the system displays appear in this font.

CLI commands

CLI command keywords appear in this font.

Variables in a CLI command appear in this 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. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the document.



Tip


Means the following information will help you solve a problem. The tips information might not be troubleshooting or even an action, but could be useful information, similar to a Timesaver.



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


IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS


Related Documentation

The http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​docs/​unified_computing/​ucs/​e/​1.0/​roadmap/​e_​series_​road_​map.html provides links to all E-Series Server documentation:

  • Release Notes for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers
  • Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers
  • Hardware Installation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers
  • Cisco Network Modules, Server Modules, and Interface Cards Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information
  • Host Upgrade Utility Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers
  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller
  • CIMC XML API Programmer’s Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers
  • Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers
  • Open Source Used in Cisco UCS E-Series Servers

New and Changed Information

The following table provides an overview of the significant changes to this guide for the current release:

Table 1 New Features and Significant Changes in the Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 2.0
Feature Description Where Documented

Combined Getting Started Guide

One Getting Started Guide for all the platforms that the E-Series Server supports—Cisco 2900 and 3900 Integrated Services Routers (ISR G2) and the Cisco 4451-X Integrated Services Router (Cisco ISR 4451-X).

This guide.

Configuring CIMC Access

Provides the following information:

  • Configuring CIMC Access—ISR G2
  • Configuring CIMC Access—Cisco ISR 4451-X
Configuring CIMC Access

Configuring a Connection Between the Router and the E-Series Server

Provides the following information:

  • Configuring an Internal Connection Between the ISR G2 and the E-Series Server
  • Configuring an Internal Connection Between the Cisco ISR 4451-X and the E-Series Server
Configuring a Connection Between the Router and the E-Series Server

RAID

Enhanced RAID feature.

Managing RAID

Configuring the Server Boot Order

Support added for booting the server from specific devices within a device category.

Installing the Operating System or Hypervisor

Host Image Mapping

Enhanced Host Image Mapping feature.

Installing the Operating System or Hypervisor

Mapping the Diagnostics Image to the Host

Enhanced Diagnostics Image Mapping feature.

Diagnostic Tests

Documentation Feedback

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