Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine, Release 2.x
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Preface

Preface

This preface includes the following sections:

New and Changed Information

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

Table 1 New Features and Significant Changes in the Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine for CIMC Release 2.4.1
Feature Description Where Documented

EHWIC E-Series Network Compute Engine Support

Support for the EHWIC E-Series Network Compute Engine (EHWIC E-Series NCE).

Overview

Configuring CIMC Access

Procedures to configure CIMC access when the EHWIC E-Series NCE is installed in a Cisco ISR G2.

Configuring Access to the Management Firmware

Configuring a Connection Between the Router and the EHWIC E-Series NCE

Procedure to configure an internal connection between the Cisco ISR G2 and the EHWIC E-Series NCE.

Configuring a Connection Between the Router and the E-Series Server or NCE
Table 2 New Features and Significant Changes in the Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers for CIMC Release 2.1
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 (Cisco ISR G2) and the Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Router (Cisco ISR 4000 series).

This guide.

Configuring CIMC Access

Provides the following information:

  • Configuring CIMC Access—Cisco ISR G2

  • Configuring CIMC Access—Cisco ISR 4000 series

Configuring Access to the Management Firmware

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

Provides the following information:

  • Configuring an internal connection between the Cisco ISR G2 and the E-Series Server

  • Configuring an internal connection between the Cisco ISR 4000 series and the E-Series Server

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

RAID

Enhanced RAID feature.

Managing Storage Using 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

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

Chapter

Title

Description

Chapter 1

Quick Start Basic Configuration

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

Chapter 2

Overview

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

Chapter 3

Installing the E-Series Server or NCE into the Router

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

Chapter 4

Configuring Access to the Management Firmware

Provides options to configure CIMC access.

Chapter 5

Accessing the Management Firmware

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

Chapter 6

Managing Storage Using RAID

Describes RAID options and how to configure RAID.

Note   

The RAID feature is applicable to E-Series Servers and the SM E-Series NCE. The RAID feature is not applicable to the EHWIC E-Series NCE.

Chapter 7

Installing the Operating System

Describes how to install the operating system.

Chapter 8

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

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

Chapter 9

Upgrading Firmware

Provides options for upgrading firmware.

Appendix A

Configuration Differences

Provides configuration differences between the Cisco SRE-V and the E-Series Server, between the E-Series Server and the NCE, and between the Cisco ISR G2 and the Cisco ISR 4000 series.

Appendix B

Cisco IOS Software Command Reference—Cisco ISR G2

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

Appendix C

Cisco IOS Software Command Reference—Cisco ISR 4000 series

Provides a list of Cisco IOS commands used to configure the Cisco ISR 4000 series and the E-Series Server.

Conventions

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Document titles

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System output

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

CLI commands

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Arguments 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


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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


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