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Release Notes for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 2.x

Contents

Introduction

New Features

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Hardware Information for the M1 E-Series Servers

Hardware Information for the M2 E-Series Servers

Supported Cisco EtherSwitch EHWIC and Cisco EtherSwitch Service Modules

Supported Transceivers

Software Requirements

E-Series Server Options

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

Important Information About Accessing CIMC Using the CIMC CLI

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

Important Information About the Host Upgrade Utility

New Recovery Shell Network Interface Options

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Release Notes for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 2.x

August 27, 2014

 

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


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


Introduction

The Cisco UCS E-Series Servers (E-Series Servers) are the next generation of Cisco UCS Express servers. E-Series Servers are a family of size, weight, and power-efficient blade servers that are housed within the Generation 2 Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISR G2) and the Cisco 4451-X Integrated Services Router (Cisco ISR 4451-X). 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.

New Features

Table 1 provides an overview of the significant changes that are introduced for the CIMC release 2.3.1.

 

Table 1 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 Information for the M2 E-Series Servers

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

Recovery shell options

New recovery shell options available.

2.3.1

New Recovery Shell Network Interface Options

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

 

Table 2 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 Information for the M2 E-Series Servers

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 Information for the M2 E-Series Servers

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 Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers 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 Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers 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 Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

Table 3 provides an overview of the significant changes that are introduced for the 2.1 release.

 

Table 3 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, 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
  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers 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 Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers 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 Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers 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 Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers 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 Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers 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 Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers 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 Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x

SNMP

Support added for SNMPv3.

2.1

  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers 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 Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers 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, Release 2.1.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, Release 2.x

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

E-Series Servers reside in the Cisco 2900 series and 3900 series ISR G2, and the Cisco ISR 4451-X.

The following M1 E-Series Servers are supported:

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

The following M2 E-Series Servers are supported:

  • UCS-EN120S-M2—SM E-Series Network Compute Engine (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

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


Hardware Information for the M1 E-Series Servers

The following table provides hardware information for the M1 E-Series Servers.

 

Table 4 M1 E-Series Servers Hardware at a Glance

Feature
UCS-E140S-M1
Single-Wide E-Series Server
UCS-E140D-M1 and
UCS-E160D-M1
Double-Wide E-Series Servers
UCS-E140DP-M1 and
UCS-E160DP-M1
Double-Wide E-Series Servers with PCIe

Form Factor

Single-wide SM

Double-wide SM

Double-wide SM

CPU

Intel Xeon TM

E3-1105C

Intel Xeon TM

E5-2418L and E5-2428L

Intel Xeon TM

E5-2418L and E5-2428L

CPU Cores and

CPU Clock Speed

4 Core with 1.0 GHz Clock Speed

4 Core with 2.0 GHz Clock Speed

6 Core with 1.8 GHz Clock Speed

4 Core with 2.0 GHz Clock Speed

6 Core with 1.8 GHz Clock Speed

Memory DIMM Slots

2 Slots

3 Slots

3 Slots

RAM

8 GB to 16 GB

Supports DDR3 1333 MHz VLP UDIMM 1.5 V, 4 GB, and 8 GB

8 GB to 48 GB

Supports DDR3 1333 MHz RDIMM 1.35 V, 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

8 GB to 48 GB

Supports DDR3 1333 MHz RDIMM 1.35 V, 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

RAID

RAID 0 and RAID 1

RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 5

RAID 0 and RAID 1

Storage Type

SATA, SAS, SSD, and SED

SATA, SAS, SSD, and SED

SATA, SAS, SSD, and SED

HDD

SAS 10K RPM, SATA 7200 RPM, and SAS SSD Drives1

Supports 2 Drives

SAS 10K RPM, SATA 7200 RPM, and SAS SSD Drives 1

Supports 3 Drives

SAS 10K RPM, SATA 7200 RPM, and SAS SSD Drives 1

Supports 2 Drives

Storage Capacity

200 GB to 2 TB

200 GB to 3 TB

200 GB to 2 TB

Internal Network Interface

2 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

2 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

2 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

External Interfaces

1 USB Connector

1 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Connector

1 Management Port

1 KVM Port (Supports VGA,
1 USB, 1 Serial DB9)

2 USB Connectors

2 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Connectors

1 Management Port

1 VGA Port

1 Serial DB9

2 USB Connectors

2 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Connectors

1 Management Port

1 VGA Port

1 Serial DB9

Router Platforms

2911, 2921, 2951, 3925, 3925e, 3945, 3945e, 4451-X

2921, 2951, 3925, 3925e, 3945, 3945e, 4451-X

2921, 2951, 3925, 3925e, 3945, 3945e, 4451-X

Maximum Number of E-Series Servers per Router

2911 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

2921 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

2951 ISR G2—2 E-Series Servers

3925 ISR G2—2 E-Series Servers

3925e ISR G2—2 E-Series Servers

3945 ISR G2—4 E-Series Servers

3945e ISR G2—4 E-Series Servers

ISR 4451-X—2 E-Series Servers

2911 ISR G2—None

2921 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

2951 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

Note The Cisco 2921 and 2951 ISR G2 support 4-core only.

3925 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3925e ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3945 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3945e ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

ISR 4451-X—1 E-Series Server

2911 ISR G2—None

2921 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

2951 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

Note The Cisco 2921 and 2951 ISR G2 support 4-core only.

3925 ISR G2—1 E-Series Servers

3925e ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3945 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3945e ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

ISR 4451-X—1 E-Series Server

1.All hardware drives within the E-Series Server must be installed with the same type of storage device; either all SAS drives or all SATA drives.

Hardware Information for the M2 E-Series Servers

The following table provides hardware information for the M2 E-Series Servers.

 

Table 5 M2 E-Series Servers Hardware at a Glance

Feature
UCS-EN120S-M2
SM E-Series NCE
UCS-E140S M2
Single-Wide E-Series Server
UCS-E160D-M2 and UCS-E180D-M2
Double-Wide E-Series Servers

Form Factor

Single-wide SM

Single-wide SM

Double-wide SM

CPU

Pentium B925C

Intel Xeon

E3-1105C v2

Intel Xeon

2418L v2 for 6 Core

2428L v2 for 8 Core

CPU Cores and CPU Clock Speed

2 Core with 2.0 GHz Clock Speed

4 Core with 1.8 GHz Clock Speed

6 Core with 2.0 GHz Clock Speed

8 Core with 1.8 GHz Clock Speed

RAM

4 GB to 16 GB

Supports DDR3 1333 MHz VLP UDIMM 1.5 V, 4 GB, and 8 GB

8 GB to 16 GB

Supports DDR3 1333 MHz VLP UDIMM 1.5 V, 4 GB, and 8 GB

8 GB to 48 GB

Supports DDR3 1333 MHz RDIMM 1.35 V, 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

RAID

RAID 0 and RAID 1

RAID 0 and RAID 1

RAID 0 and RAID 1

Storage Type

SATA and SAS

SATA, SAS, SSD, and SED

SATA, SAS, SSD, and SED

HDD

SAS 10K RPM, SATA 7200 RPM

Supports 2 Drives

SAS 10K RPM, SATA 7200 RPM, and SAS SSD Drives2

Supports 2 Drives

SAS 10K RPM, SATA 7200 RPM, and SAS SSD Drives 1

Supports 3 Drives

Storage Capacity

500 GB to 2 TB

200 GB to 2 TB

200 GB to 3 TB

Internal Network Interface

2 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

2 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

2 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

External Interfaces

1 USB Connector

1 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Connector

1 Management Port

1 KVM Port (Supports VGA,
1 USB, 1 Serial DB9)

1 USB Connector

1 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Connector

1 Management Port

1 KVM Port (Supports VGA,
1 USB, 1 Serial DB9)

2 USB Connectors

2 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Connectors

1 Management Port

1 VGA Port

1 Serial DB9

Router Platforms

2911, 2921, 2951, 3925, 3925e, 3945, 3945e, 4451-X

2911, 2921, 2951, 3925, 3925e, 3945, 3945e, 4451-X

2921, 2951, 3925, 3925e, 3945, 3945e, 4451-X

Maximum Number of E-Series Servers or NCE per Router

2911 ISR G2—1 NCE

2921 ISR G2—1 NCE

2951 ISR G2—2 NCEs

3925 ISR G2—2 NCEs

3925e ISR G2—2 NCEs

3945 ISR G2—4 NCEs

3945e ISR G2—4 NCEs

ISR 4451-X—2 NCEs

2911 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

2921 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

2951 ISR G2—2 E-Series Servers

3925 ISR G2—2 E-Series Servers

3925e ISR G2—2 E-Series Servers

3945 ISR G2—4 E-Series Servers

3945e ISR G2—4 E-Series Servers

ISR 4451-X—2 E-Series Servers

2911 ISR G2—None

2921 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

2951 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

Note The Cisco 2921 and 2951 ISR G2 support 6 cores only.

3925 ISR G2—1 E-Series Servers

3925e ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3945 ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

3945e ISR G2—1 E-Series Server

ISR 4451-X—1 E-Series Server

2.All hardware drives within the E-Series Server must be installed with the same type of storage device; either all SAS drives or all SATA drives.

Supported Cisco EtherSwitch EHWIC and Cisco EtherSwitch Service Modules

The following table shows the Cisco EtherSwitch Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Cards (EHWICs) and Cisco EtherSwitch Service Modules that are supported on the E-Series Server.

 

Table 6 Supported Cisco EtherSwitch EHWIC and Cisco EtherSwitch Service Modules

Cisco EtherSwitch EHWIC
Cisco EtherSwitch Service Module
  • EHWIC-D-8ESG-P=
  • EHWIC-D-8ESG-P
  • EHWIC-D-8ESG=
  • EHWIC-D-8ESG
  • EHWIC-4ESG-P=
  • EHWIC-4ESG-P
  • EHWIC-4ESG=
  • EHWIC-4ESG
  • SM-D-ES3G-48-P
  • SM-D-ES3-48-P
  • SM-D-ES2-48
  • SM-ES3G-24-P
  • SM-ES3-24-P
  • SM-ES2-24-P
  • SM-ES2-24
  • SM-ES3G-16-P
  • SM-X-ES3D-48-P
  • SM-X-ES3-24-P
  • SM-X-ES3-16-P

Supported Transceivers

The following table lists the SFP transceivers that are supported on the E100-PCIE10GEFCOE.

 

Table 7 SFP Transceivers Supported on the E100-PCIE10GEFCOE

SFP
Description

SFP-H10GB-CU1M

SFP+ 10GBASE-CU 1-meter cable, passive

SFP-H10GB-CU3M

SFP+ 10GBASE-CU 3-meter cable, passive

SFP-H10GB-CU5M

SFP+ 10GBASE-CU 5-meter cable, passive

SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

SFP+ 10GBASE-CU 7-meter cable, active

SFP-H10GB-ACU10M

SFP+ 10GBASE-CU 10-meter cable, active

JDSU (PLRXPL-SC-S43-22-N) SFP+

SFP+ (Optical)

SFP-10G-SR

SFP+ 10GBase-SR (Optical)

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.

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

 

Table 8 Cisco Routers, E-Series Server, and Cisco IOS Version Compatibility

Router
Cisco IOS Software Version for Single-Wide E-Series Servers and
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

Important Information About Accessing CIMC Using the CIMC CLI


NoteTheucse slot session imc command is missing in the “CIMC CLI” section in the Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 2.x. Please see updated content below.


The CIMC CLI is a command-line management interface for E-Series Servers. You can launch the CIMC CLI in the following ways:

  • By the serial port.
  • Over the network by SSH.
  • From the router. Use one of the following commands as appropriate:
  • ucse slot session imc —Use for E-Series Servers and the SM E-Series NCE installed in a Cisco ISR G2.
  • hw-module subslot slot/port-adapter session imc —Use for E-Series Servers installed in a Cisco ISR 4451-X.

A CLI user can have one of the three roles: admin, user (can control but cannot configure), and read-only.

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 BIOS and CIMC firmware from a release prior to 2.1.0, you must upgrade them manually. See the “Obtaining Software from Cisco Systems” section in the Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 2.x .

New Recovery Shell Network Interface Options

In CIMC release 2.3.1, the following recovery shell network interface options are available:

Recovery-shell # interface [dedicated | shared-lom-console | shared-lom-ge1 | shared-lom-ge2 |shared-lom-ge3] interface-ip-address netmask gateway-ip-address

Open Caveats

 

Table 9 Open Caveats in E-Series Servers

Bug ID
Summary
Additional Information

CSCup70542

Cannot configure the server boot order using the CIMC CLI.

Symptom Cannot configure the server boot order using the CIMC CLI.

Conditions This problem occurs when a console is connected from the serial port or from the router and you are using the CIMC CLI to set the boot order.

Workaround To resolve this problem, use the CIMC GUI to set the boot order.

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.

CSCun65995

NGIO control packet loss detected error message.

Symptom The E-Series Server module exhibits memory leak issue, which causes the router to display the “NGIO control packet loss detected” error message. As a result, the router puts the module in an “out of service” state.

Conditions This problem occurs when an E-Series Server module with CIMC 2.1 or 2.2 release is installed in a Cisco ISR 4451-X with IOS XE 3.13 or 15.4(3)S release.

Workaround To resolve this problem, upgrade CIMC to 2.3.1 release.

CSCuo7886

vKVM certificate is expired.

Symptom When trying to launch KVM, the following error message is displayed:
vKVM certificate is expired.

Conditions This problem occurs in an E-Series Server that is running older than CIMC 2.3.x release.

Workaround To resolve this problem, either upgrade CIMC to 2.3.x release or lower the security level of your operating system.

CSCui27976

KVM fails to launch due to revoked certificate.

Symptom KVM fails to launch because the certificate is revoked by Java.

Conditions This problem occurs when Java version 1.7.0_25 or later is installed in your system.

Workaround To resolve this problem, either upgrade CIMC to 2.3.1 release or change your Java settings.

To change your Java settings, do the following:

1. Access the Java control panel.

2. Click the Advanced tab.

3. Under Perform certificate revocation on , choose the Do not check (not recommended) radio button. For more information, see http://www.java.com/en/download/help/revocation_options.xml .

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.

CSCui53577

After HUU update, warning prompt to update Broadcom firmware still displays in the CIMC GUI and the CIMC CLI.

Symptom After using the HUU to update the Broadcom NCSI firmware, the warning prompt to update the firmware still displays in the CIMC GUI and the CIMC CLI.

Conditions This problem occurs when you log into the CIMC GUI or the CIMC CLI after using the HUU to update the firmware.

Workaround To resolve this problem, power cycle the E-Series Server to allow the new Broadcom NCSI firmware to take effect.

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

CSCug24890

E-Series Server in “out of service” state after CIMC reboot.

Symptom After rebooting or activating the CIMC image, you use the show platform command from the router, and the command output displays that the state of the E-Series Server as “out of service.”

Conditions This problem occurs when you enter the following commands:

1. hw-module subslot x/y maintenance enable to make sure that the E-Series Server does not power-cycle when the newly installed CIMC image reboots or activates.

2. Reboot or activate the CIMC image.

3. After CIMC boots up, enter the hw-module subslot x/y maintenance disable command to disable the maintenance CLI .

4. Enter the show platform command from the router and the command output displays that the E-Series Server state as “out of service”.

Workaround There is no workaround.

Note Even though the state of the E-Series Server displays as “out of service.” communication between the router and E-Series Server remains operational.

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.

CSCud63080

The server reset boot url flash command does not work.

Symptom The server reset boot url flash command does not work.

Conditions The server reset boot url flash command is not effective.

Workaround There is no workaround.

CSCud65253

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

Symptom The show imc filesystem command output displays only five files.

Conditions When you use the show imc filesystem command, all of the downloaded files are not displayed.

Workaround There is no workaround.

CSCud44151

The server ip address command does not work.

Symptom The server ip address command does not work.

Conditions The server ip address command is no longer applicable.

Workaround Do not use this command.

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.

CSCtz81924

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

Symptom The installation of a newer operating system can still see some of the partitions that were created by the previous operating system.

Conditions This happens while trying to install Windows operating system on a system that previously had VMware vSphere Hypervisor on it. The Windows operating system installation may show several partitions that do not correspond to the created RAID arrays / JBOD disks.

Workaround Perform the following steps to delete old partitions created by an old operating system:

1. Use Drive options (advanced) from the windows installation window.

2. Delete all the other partitions that have the name Disk _ Partition _. Do not delete the Disk _ Unallocated Space partition.

3. After all the other partitions are deleted, the Unallocated Space partition should show full drive capacity.

4. Windows installation should now proceed as expected.

Another way to avoid running into this issue is to do a full initialization at the time of RAID array creation. Note that full initialization takes several hours to complete depending on the disk size.

CSCub37825

The Windows installation using IDE DVD or KVM failed with 0x80070570.

Symptom The installation of Windows 2008 R2 sometimes fail with Windows code 0x80070570.

Conditions The failure occurs when using an IDE drive and mounting it to install Windows via KVM.

Workaround Use the direct USB drive and connect it to the UCSE USB port.

CSCua37395

The software becomes unreponsive when booting Centos live in CD.

Symptom The CIMC on the E-Series Server becomes unresponsive if you boot Centos 5.6 or lower versions on X86.

Conditions Installed a Centos 5.6 or lower version IOS through virtual media or the external CD drive.

Workaround Only Centos version 5.7 and higher versions are supported on the UCS-E platforms. Centos 5.6 and lower versions are not supported on the UCS-E platforms because of the incompatibility in the network drivers packaged in the version for BCM5719.

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.

CSCui6442

NIC mode resets to dedicated mode after CIMC reboots.

Symptom After CIMC reboots, the NIC mode resets to dedicated mode.

Conditions This problem occurs because the Cisco IOS has not configured the imc access-port configuration under the ucse interface. Here is an example of when you might encounter this problem:

1. Log in to the CIMC CLI.

2. Set the CIMC NIC mode to shared_lom and NIC interface to ge2 .

3. Reboot CIMC.

4. Check the status of the CIMC NIC mode and NIC interface.

Workaround To resolve this problem, do one of the following:

Enable the ios-lockout from CIMC CLI (scope chassis) or from the CIMC GUI

Configure the desired imc network setting from the Cisco IOS side as well.

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 Caveats

Table 10 lists the caveats from release 1.0(2) that are resolved in release 2.x.

 

Table 10 Resolved Caveats in E-Series Servers

Bug ID
Summary

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 documents, see the
Documentation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers :

  • Release Notes for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 2.x (this document)
  • Getting Started Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 2.x
  • Hardware Installation Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers
  • Cisco Network Modules, Server Modules, and Interface Cards Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information
  • GUI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller, Release 2.x
  • CIMC XML API Programmer’s Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers
  • Host Upgrade Utility User Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers
  • Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers
  • Open Source Used in Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 1.0
  • 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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