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Release Notes for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine, Release 2.x

Contents

New and Changed Information

Overview

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Software Requirements

E-Series Server Options

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

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

Important Information About the VMware FL-SRE-V-HOST License

Important Information About the Host Upgrade Utility

UCSE Command Changes in Cisco IOS 15.4(3)M Release

Open Caveats

Resolved and Closed Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Release Notes for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine, Release 2.x

January 23, 2015

 

This document provides new features, system requirements, compatibility information, and open and resolved caveats for the Cisco UCS E-Series Server and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine (NCE) software release 2.x. Use this document in conjunction with the documents in the “Related Documentation” section.


Note Documentation is sometimes updated after original publication; therefore, for updated content, review the documentation on Cisco.com.


New and Changed Information

Table 1 provides an overview of the significant changes that are introduced for the CIMC release 2.4.1.

 

Table 1 New and Changed Information for Software Release 2.4.1

Feature
Description
Software Release
Where Documented

EHWIC E-Series NCE

Support added to install and configure the EHWIC E-Series NCE into the Cisco ISR G2.

2.4.1

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

Cisco ISR 4000 Series

Support added to install E-Series Servers in all Cisco ISR 4000 series.

2.4.1

Hardware Installation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine

Field Programmable Gate Array

Downloading and installing the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) in the EHWIC E-Series NCE.

2.4.1

Hardware Installation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine

Programmable Logic Devices

Support added to upgrade programmable logic devices (PLD) in the EHWIC E-Series NCE.

2.4.1

CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

UCSE Command Changes

As of Cisco IOS 15.4(3)M release, all ucse commands are modified to include the subslot keyword.

2.4.1

UCSE Command Changes in Cisco IOS 15.4(3)M Release

Documentation Title Changes

Release 2. x document titles changed to include the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine.

2.4.1

All Documents

Table 2 provides an overview of the significant changes that are introduced for the CIMC release 2.3.1.

 

Table 2 New and Changed Information for Software Release 2.3.1

Feature
Description
Software Release
Where Documented

Double-Wide E-Series Server refresh

Intel Ivy Bridge 2418L v2 and 2428L v2 support added on the UCS-E160D-M2 and UCS-E180D-M2 double-wide E-Series Servers.

2.3.1

Hardware Installation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine

HUU ISO image

New HUU ISO image 2.3.1 available.

2.3.1

Host Upgrade Utility User Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine

Recovery shell options

New recovery shell options available.

2.3.1

CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

Table 3 provides an overview of the significant changes that are introduced for the CIMC release 2.2.1.

 

Table 3 New and Changed Information for Software Release 2.2.1

Feature
Description
Software Release
Where Documented

SM E-Series Network Compute Engine

Support added to install the SM E-Series Network Compute Engine (SM E-Series NCE) into the Generation 2 Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISR G2) and the Cisco 4451-X Integrated Services Router (Cisco ISR 4451-X).

2.2.1

Hardware Installation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine

Single-Wide E-Series Server refresh

Intel Ivy Bridge E3-1105C v2 support added on the UCS-E140S-M2 Single-Wide E-Series Server.

2.2.1

Hardware Installation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine

Third-Party Tools Plug-In

Support added for plug-in for third-party tools.

2.2.1

LDAP Servers

Enhanced LDAP server configuration, which allows you to configure the LDAP servers and configure LDAP groups.

2.2.1

  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

SNMP

Enhanced SNMP configuration, which allows you to configure SNMP properties, configure SNMP trap settings, send SNMP trap messages, and manage SNMP users.

2.2.1

  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

Virtual Media

Enhanced virtual media configuration, which allows you to create or remove a vMedia volume and view vMedia properties.

2.2.1

  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

Table 4 provides an overview of the significant changes that are introduced for the 2.1 release.

 

Table 4 New and Changed Information for Software Release 2.1

Feature
Description
Software Release
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).

2.1

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

CIMC XML API

Support added for CIMC control by an XML API.

2.1

  • CIMC XML API Programmer’s Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine
  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

Boot Options

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

2.1

  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

Host Image Mapping

Enhanced Host Image Mapping feature.

2.1

  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

Link State

Support added to view the status of CIMC network connections.

2.1

  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

Locking or Unlocking Front Panel Reset

Button

Support added for enabling or disabling the reset button, which is located on the front panel of the physical server.

2.1

  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

LOM Properties

Support added to view system-defined interface names and the MAC address assigned to each interface.

2.1

  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

RAID

Enhanced RAID feature.

RAID configuration relocated in the user interface.

2.1

  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

SNMP

Support added for SNMPv3.

2.1

  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

Technical Support

Support added for exporting technical support information to a remote server and downloading the data to a local file.

2.1

  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

Host Upgrade Utility

Support added to upgrade all firmware components to compatible levels using the Host Upgrade Utility (HUU).

See Important Information About the Host Upgrade Utility.

2.1.0

Host Upgrade Utility User Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x.

imc access-port command

Modified this command so that all platforms—Cisco 2900 and 3900 ISR G2 and the Cisco ISR 4451-X—use the same command.

2.1

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.10S

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

Overview

The Cisco UCS E-Series Servers (E-Series Servers) and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine (NCE) are a family of size-, weight-, and power-efficient blade servers that are housed within the Generation 2 Cisco Integrated Services Routers (Cisco ISR G2) and the Cisco ISR 4000 series. These servers provide a general-purpose compute platform for branch-office applications deployed either as bare-metal on operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows or Linux, or as virtual machines on hypervisors, such as VMware vSphere Hypervisor, Microsoft Hyper-V, or Citrix XenServer.

The E-Series Servers are purpose-built with powerful Intel Xeon processors for general-purpose compute. They come in the following form factors: single-wide and double-wide. The single-wide E-Series Server fits into one server module (SM) slot, and the double-wide E-Series Server fits into two SM slots.

The NCEs are price-to-power optimized modules that are built to host Cisco network applications and other lightweight general-purpose applications. They come in two form factors: SM and EHWIC. The SM E-Series NCE fits into one SM slot, and the EHWIC E-Series NCE fits into two EHWIC slots.


Note • EHWIC E-Series NCE can be installed in the Cisco ISR G2 only.

  • The Cisco ISR 4331 has one SM slot. The Cisco ISR 4321 and 4431 have no SM slots.
  • Citrix XenServer is supported on the E-Series Servers only.


 

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements


Note • E-Series Servers and the SM E-Series NCE can be installed in the Cisco ISR G2 and the Cisco ISR 4000 Series.

  • The EHWIC E-Series NCE can be installed in the Cisco ISR G2 only.


 

The following M1 E-Series Servers are supported:

  • UCS-E140S-M1—Single-wide E-Series Server, 4-cores CPU, 1.0-GHz clock speed
  • UCS-E140D-M1—Double-wide E-Series Server, 4-cores CPU, 2.0-GHz clock speed
  • UCS-E160D-M1—Double-wide E-Series Server, 6-cores CPU, 1.8-GHz clock speed
  • UCS-E140DP-M1—Double-wide E-Series Server, 4-cores CPU, with PCIe, 2.0-GHz clock speed
  • UCS-E160DP-M1—Double-wide E-Series Server, 6-cores CPU, with PCIe, 1.8-GHz clock speed

The following M2 E-Series Servers and SM E-Series NCE are supported:

  • UCS-EN120S-M2—SM E-Series NCE, 2-cores CPU, 2.0-GHz clock speed
  • UCS-E140S-M2—Single-wide E-Series Server, 4-cores CPU, 1.8-GHz clock speed
  • UCS-E160D-M2—Double-wide E-Series Server, 6-cores CPU, 2.0-GHz clock speed
  • UCS-E180D-M2—Double-wide E-Series Server, 8-cores CPU, 1.8-GHz clock speed

Note The M1 and M2 E-Series Servers naming terminology indicates different generations of Intel processors within the respective servers.


The following EHWIC E-Series NCE is supported:

  • UCS-EN120E—EHWIC E-Series NCE, 2-cores CPU, 1.7-GHz clock speed

Note For details about the M1 and M2 E-Series Servers and the EHWIC E-Series NCE hardware, see the “Hardware Requirements” section in the Hardware Installation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine.


Software Requirements

E-Series Servers require three major software systems:

CIMC Firmware

Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) is a management module, which is built into the motherboard. A dedicated ARM-based processor, separate from the main server CPU, runs the CIMC firmware. The system ships with a running version of the CIMC firmware. You can update the CIMC firmware, but no initial installation is needed.

CIMC is the management service for the E-Series Servers. CIMC runs within the server. You can use CIMC to access, configure, administer, and monitor the server.

BIOS Firmware

BIOS initializes the hardware in the system, discovers bootable devices, and boots them in the provided sequence. It boots the operating system and configures the hardware for the operating system to use. BIOS manageability features allow you to interact with the hardware and use it. In addition, BIOS provides options to configure the system, manage firmware, and create BIOS error reports. The system ships with a running version of the BIOS firmware. You can update the BIOS firmware, but no initial installation is needed.

Operating System or Hypervisor

The main server CPU runs on an operating system such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Hypervisor. You can purchase an E-Series Server with a preinstalled operating system such as Microsoft Windows or VMware vSphere Hypervisor TM, or you can install your own operating system.

The following operating systems are supported on the E-Series Servers:

  • Microsoft Windows:

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-bit

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit

Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit

  • Linux:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, service pack 2

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.0, update 2

  • Hypervisor:

VMware vSphere Hypervisor TM 5.1, update 1

VMware vSphere Hypervisor TM 5.5, update 1

Hyper-V (Windows 2008 R2)

Citrix XenServer 6.1

E-Series Server Options

E-Series Servers are available in the following options:

  • Option 1—E-Series Server without preinstalled operating system or hypervisor
  • Option 2—E-Series Server with preinstalled Microsoft Windows Server

At the time of purchase, you can choose the appropriate RAID option that you want enabled on the E-Series Server.


Note If you purchase this option, the Microsoft Windows Server license is preactivated.


  • Option 3—E-Series Server with preinstalled VMware vSphere Hypervisor TM

At the time of purchase, you can choose the appropriate RAID option that you want enabled on the E-Series Server.

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

 

Table 5 Cisco ISR G2, E-Series Server, NCE, and Cisco IOS Release Compatibility

Cisco ISR G2
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

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

 

Table 6 Cisco ISR 4000 Series, E-Series Server, CIMC, and Cisco IOS Release Compatibility

Cisco ISR
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

Important Information About the VMware FL-SRE-V-HOST License

If you are using a VMware FL-SRE-V-HOST license (equivalent to VMware vSphere Hypervisor™ 5.X), make sure that you are using 32 GB or less of RAM. If more than 32 GB of RAM is used, you will get an error message, and you will not be able to apply the license. If you want to use 48 GB RAM, upgrade your license to FL-SRE-V-HOSTVC.

Important Information About the Host Upgrade Utility

The Host Upgrade Utility (HUU) is supported on CIMC 2.1.0 and later releases. You cannot use the HUU to upgrade firmware components from a CIMC release prior to 2.1.0.

To upgrade the CIMC and BIOS firmware from a release prior to 2.1.0, you must upgrade them manually. For instructions on how to obtain firmware from Cisco Systems and for CIMC and BIOS firmware installation procedures, see the “Firmware Management” chapter in the configuration guides for the version of the CIMC that you are using. The configuration guides are available at: http://www.cisco.com/ en/US/products/ps12629/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html.

UCSE Command Changes in Cisco IOS 15.4(3)M Release

As of Cisco IOS 15.4(3)M release, the following ucse commands are modified to include the subslot keyword:

 

Table 7 UCSE Commands Modified in Cisco IOS 15.4(3)M Release

Command in Cisco IOS 15.2(4)M Release
Modified in Cisco IOS 15.4(3)M Release

ucse slot cmos-reset

ucse subslot slot/port-adapter cmos-reset

ucse slot password-reset {BIOS | BMC | RAID}

ucse subslot slot/port-adapter password-reset {BIOS | BMC | RAID}

ucse slot session {imc [clear] | host [clear]}

ucse subslot slot/port-adapter session {imc [clear] | host [clear]}

ucse slot shutdown

ucse subslot slot/port-adapter shutdown

ucse slot statistics [clear]

ucse subslot slot/port-adapter statistics [clear]

ucse slot status [detailed]

ucse subslot slot/port-adapter status [detailed]

ucse slot stop

ucse subslot slot/port-adapter stop

Open Caveats

 

Table 8 Open Caveats in E-Series Servers

Bug ID
Summary
Additional Information

CSCur21974

When the E-Series Server is moved from one router to another, the ucse configuration that was on the new router does not propagate to the E-Series Server.

Symptom When the E-Series Server is moved from one router to another, for example from router A to router B, the ucse configuration that was on router B, does not propagate to the E-Series Server.

Conditions This problem could occur when you move the E-Series Server from router A to router B.

Workaround To resolve this problem, re-configure the ucse configuration on router B.

CSCur76819

Link State for external interfaces display “No Link Detected” status.

Symptom The Link State area for E-Series Server’s GE1, GE2, and GE3 external interfaces displays “No Link Detected” status even though the link is up and forwarding packets.

Conditions This problem occurs on E-Series Servers with CIMC release 2.3. From the CIMC GUI, go to Admin > Network > Network Settings > Link State area.

Workaround There is no workaround.

CSCun59910

Cannot power off the EHWIC E-Series NCE.

Symptom Cannot power off the EHWIC E-Series NCE.

Conditions This problem occurs when you power on the EHWIC E-Series NCE, and then within 25 seconds, you try to shut down the NCE power.

Workaround To resolve this problem, after you power on the EHWIC E-Series NCE, wait 25 seconds, and then shut down the NCE power.

CSCup50049

vKVM connection drops when the EHWIC E-Series NCE power cycles.

Symptom When the EHWIC E-Series NCE power cycles, the vKVM connection is dropped.

Conditions This problem occurs when you are using the external GE2 interface on an EHWIC E-Series NCE to configure CIMC access.

Workaround To resolve this problem, add the spanning-tree portfast command to the switch:

[EHWIC E-Series NCE] GE2 -------- Fa 0/x [Switch] Fa 0/y -------- [PC to run CIMC]

interface FastEthernet0/x

spanning-tree portfast

 

Further Problem Description The PXE (Pre-Boot Execution) software resets the link after it loads and causes the network connection to renegotiate the link. This interrupts any concurrent sessions and displays dropped packets.

CSCuq27432

Slot ID column displays UNKNOWN for PCI adapters.

Symptom In the CIMC GUI, the Slot ID column under Server > Inventory > PCI Adapters tab, displays UNKNOWN.

Conditions This problem occurs on all UCS-E140DP-M1 and UCS-E160DP-M1 double-wide E-Series Servers with the PCI adapter card.

Workaround There is no actual issue with the PCI card, so you can safely ignore this problem.

CSCui27042

No power information displayed when the E-Series Server is installed into the Cisco ISR 4451-X.

Symptom Power information is not displayed when the E-Series Server is installed into the Cisco ISR 4451-X.

Conditions This problem occurs in the CIMC CLI and the CIMC GUI:

  • CIMC CLI:
Server# scope power-cap
Server /power-cap # show detail
Cur Consumption (W): Not available on this platform
Max Consumption (W): Not available on this platform
Min Consumption (W): Not available on this platform
 
  • CIMC GUI:

Server > Power Polices > Power Statistics area

Workaround There is no workaround.

CSCuh44522

The failover feature works inconsistently between the ISR G2 and the Cisco ISR 4451-X platforms.

Symptom The failover feature works inconsistently between the ISR G2 and the Cisco ISR 4451-X platforms. In the ISR G2, the failover feature fails to execute.

Conditions When the ISR-G2 reloads to ROMMON, there are times when the GE1-GE2, GE1-GE3, and GE1-GE2-GE3 failover does not execute.

Workaround To resolve this problem, use the GE2-GE3 failover on the ISR G2. If the router is in ROMMON, boot the router.

CSCub72754

Cisco IOS lock message is not received from the CIMC.

Symptom The Cisco IOS EXEC or configurations commands are not going through to the CIMC.

Conditions This problem occurs when in the CIMC, the IOS lockout is configured as locked:

  • CIMC CLI:
Server /chassis # set ios-lockout locked
 
  • CIMC GUI:

Server > Summary > Lock IOS Configuration Changes

Workaround To resolve this problem, change the IOS Lockout configuration to unlocked, and then retry the Cisco IOS commands:

  • From the CIMC CLI, enter the following command:
Server /chassis # set ios-lockout unlocked
 
  • From the CIMC GUI, do the following:

Server > Summary > Unlock IOS Configuration Changes

CSCud44335

The imc config file command does not work.

Symptom The imc config file command does not work.

Conditions The imc config file command is not active.

imc config file?
flash0: Module configuration IOS File name
flash1: Module configuration IOS File name
flash: Module configuration IOS File name

Workaround There is no workaround.

CSCuf61866

Hardware failure displayed in technical logs.

Symptom CIMC does not boot up. The following status displays:

Waiting BIOS POST

Conditions This problem could occur because of a failed hardware, such as a failed DIMM, which can cause the POST to not complete.

Workaround To resolve this problem, remove the server from the router, and then try different DIMMs to determine which one is causing the problem.

CSCug77757

The Mega RAID Controller BIOS is disabled.

Symptom After the BIOS POST screen, the “Adapter BIOS Disabled” error message displays, and the server is unable to boot from the RAID adapter.

Conditions This problem might occur in some of the E-Series Servers that shipped between February and May, 2013.

Workaround To resolve this problem, you must first disable and then enable the Controller BIOS. You can use either the WebBIOS or the Mega RAID CLI to perform this task.

  • From the WebBIOS, do the following:

a. Choose Controller Property.

b. Choose Controller BIOS disable.

c. Click Submit.

d. Choose Controller Property.

e. Choose Controller BIOS enable.

f. Click Submit.

  • From the Mega RAID CLI, use the following commands:

a. To disable the Controller BIOS, use the /MegaCli -AdpBIOS -Dsbl -a0 command.

b. To enable the Controller BIOS, use the /MegaCli -AdpBIOS -Enbl -a0 command.

CSCug49179

KVM console display does not refresh.

Symptom When the E-Series Server is power-cycled, the virtual KVM screen turns black, and then briefly flashes back to the old screenshot before it displays the BIOS pages.

Conditions This problem occurs when the E-Series Server is power-cycled and the virtual KVM is used to monitor the console output.

Workaround There is no workaround. This is a known problem. Besides the brief flashing back of the old screen, there is no effect on the server performance.

CSCty86334

The VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.0 installation crashes with a purple screen if the virtual drive stripe size is less than 64 KB.

Symptom The VMware vSphere Hypervisor installation fails with a Purple Screen of Death (PSOD).

Conditions The RAID array was created with a stripe size of less than 64 KB.

Workaround Use the default 64-KB stripe size during RAID array creation.

CSCty61983

The rebuild is stuck at 0% when the host is in pre-boot environment.

Symptom The rebuild does not proceed and seems to get stuck.

Conditions The host is not booted up and is not at LSI WebBIOS environment.

Workaround Boot the host, or press Ctrl+H to enter LSI WebBIOS. The rebuild reconstruction will now proceed.

CSCtz71108

Cannot create (secure) virtual drive from CIMC GUI using SED drives.

Symptom The RAID arrays that were created from the CIMC GUI are not secured even if SED physical drives were used.

Conditions Using the CIMC GUI to create RAID array on SED drives does not create secure drives.

Workaround Use LSI WebBIOS to create the RAID array.

CSCub20023

The lock power button locks the reset button.

Symptom The front panel reset button does not work.

Conditions The lock power button is active in CIMC.

Workaround Unlock the power button from CIMC.

CSCuc11612

Wake on LAN is not working in Windows 2008 R2.

Symptom Wake on LAN is not working.

Conditions In Windows 2008 R2.

Workaround This feature is not supported. There is no workaround.

CSCuj62592

UCSE setting imc ip address failed on the Cisco ISR 4400

Symptom The imc ip address command failed to execute.

Conditions This problem occurs because the imc ip address command cannot be set on the E-Series Server after the server is online.

Workaround To resolve this problem, use the hw-module subslot x/0 session imc command to get into the CIMC CLI, and then configure the network configuration.

CSCuj25346

Cannot set virtual devices to BIOS boot order after factory default

Symptom Virtual devices failed to be set into boot order after factory default.

Conditions This problem could occur when you have done the following:

1. Log into the CIMC console.

2. Scope to cimc, and then enter factory default.

3. Scope to chassis, and then enter power hard-reset.

4. Scope to BIOS, and then enter show actual boot orders.


Note The virtual devices are removed from the boot order.


5. Set the virtual devices CDROM and FDD into the boot order.

6. Enter power hard-reset again.


Note The virtual devices failed to be set into the boot order.


Workaround To resolve this problem, power-cycle the E-Series Server.

Resolved and Closed Caveats

Table 9 lists the caveats from release 1.0(2) that are resolved or closed in release 2.x.

 

Table 9 Resolved Caveats in E-Series Servers

Bug ID
Summary

CSCup70542

Cannot configure the server boot order using the CIMC CLI.

CSCun65995

NGIO control packet loss detected error message.

CSCuo78886

vKVM certificate is expired.

CSCui27976

KVM fails to launch due to revoked certificate.

CSCud63080

The server reset boot url flash command does not work.

CSCud65253

The show imc filesystem command does not display all downloaded files.

CSCud44151

The server ip address command does not work.

CSCtz81924

The clear configuration does not clean all the partitions created by an old operating system.

CSCua37395

The software becomes unreponsive when booting Centos live in CD.

CSCui64442

NIC mode resets to dedicated mode after CIMC reboots.

CSCug59769

Kernel back trace when CIMC firmware is activated or rebooted.

CSCua29511

The full initialization on STEC SSD reports offline array and failed drives.

CSCud48826

Error message does not display when a file does not have read permission and you use the server reset boot command.

CSCua29947

The inventory of memory does not display correct information in the web.

CSCub58962

Host Image Mapping does not accept URL with http port number in CIMC.

CSCtz86835

The virtual drive information is missing after a CIMC upgrade.

CSCug78059

UCSE temperature alert when the temperature is not above the maximum threshold.

CSCud48758

P1_TEMP_SENS sensor displays a very high value in CIMC.

CSCud08529

WHEA test fails for Windows 2012 HCK certification.

CSCug75113

Exiting from UCSE configuration mode does not return to global configuration mode.

CSCub97383

Cannot download ISO or DIAG images after you click unmap from the CIMC GUI.

CSCud75221

Operating system displays 2x core count on single-wide E-Series Servers.

CSCud44380

File download progress status not displayed on Cisco IOS.

CSCud46445

Restoring the configuration file from flash does not work.

CSCud48807

File with img extension is not visible in the imc file system after it is downloaded.

CSCud51345

Missing image information in CIMC GUI when the image is downloaded from Cisco IOS.

CSCud44355

Downloading an ISO file that is larger than the available space does not display proper error message.

CSCud48942

Image name appended with (GUI) in the imc file system.

CSCud44414

Wrong error message displays if a file does not exist and you use the server reset boot URL ftp command.

CSCuh18187

RBCP registration fails on the single-wide E-Series Server.

Symptom On the single-wide E-Series Server (UCS-E140S-M1) after the server is power-cycled (especially the first time after the router is powered on), the link between the router and E-Series Server does not come up, and the commands sent from the router do not complete. The show link state command displays the following:

ucs-e140s-m1 /cimc/network # show link-state
Interface State
------------------------------ --------------------
Console No Link Detected
GE1 No Link Detected
GE2 No Link Detected
Dedicated No Link Detected

Conditions This problem occurs occasionally after a single-wide E-Series Server is power-cycled.

Workaround To resolve this problem, change the ResumeOnACPowerLoss setting to Power Off.

Further Problem Description This problem occurs because the firmware that is installed on the Broadcom 5719 is out-of-date. Use the HUU to update the firmware.

Note The latest version for the Broadcom firmware is release, 1.2.15. The latest version for the bootcode is release, 1.34.

Related Documentation

For links to the following Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the NCE documents, see Documentation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine :

  • Release Notes for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine, Release 2.x (this document)
  • Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine, Release 2.x
  • Hardware Installation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine
  • Cisco Network Modules, Server Modules, and Interface Cards Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information
  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CIMC XML API Programmer’s Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine
  • Host Upgrade Utility User Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine
  • Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine
  • Open Source Used in Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine, Release 2.x
  • Third-Party Tools Plug-In Documentation:

Release Notes for Cisco IMC PowerTool, Release 1.x

Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.1.1 User Guide

Cisco IMC Remote Action Service 1.1.1 User Guide for HP Operations Orchestration 9.00

Cisco IMC Smart Plugin 1.0 Installation Guide for HP Operations Manager—Windows

Cisco IMC Smart Plugin 1.0 Operations Guide for HP Operations Manager—Windows

Release Notes for Cisco IMC Management Pack, Release 1.1 for Microsoft System Center 2012, 2012 SP1 and 2012 R2, Operations Manager

Cisco IMC Management Pack User Guide, Release 1.1 for Microsoft System Center 2012, 2012 SP1 and 2012 R2, Operations Manager

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