CLI Configuration Guide for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, Release 2.x
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This preface includes the following sections:


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


This document includes the following chapters:




Chapter 1


Describes the Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and the CIMC CLI.

Chapter 2

Installing the Server Operating System

Describes how to configure an operating system (OS) on the server.

Chapter 3

Managing the Server

Describes how to configure the server boot device order, how to manage the server power, how to configure power policies, and how to configure BIOS settings.

Chapter 4

Managing RAID

Describes how to configure and manage RAID.

Chapter 5

Viewing Server Properties

Describes how to view the CPU, memory, power supply, storage, PCI adapter, and LOM properties of the server.

Chapter 6

Viewing Server Sensors

Describes how to view the fault, temperature, voltage, and storage sensors.

Chapter 7

Managing Remote Presence

Describes how to configure and manage the virtual KVM, virtual media, and the serial over LAN connection.

Chapter 8

Managing User Accounts

Describes how to add or modify user accounts, how to configure Active Directory to authenticate users, and how to manage user sessions.

Chapter 9

Configuring Network-Related Settings

Describes how to configure network interfaces, network settings, and network security.

Chapter 10

Configuring Communication Services

Describes how to configure server management communication by HTTP, SSH, IPMI, and SNMP.

Chapter 11

Managing Certificates

Describes how to generate, upload, and manage server certificates.

Chapter 12

Configuring Platform Event Filters

Describes how to configure and manage platform event filters.

Chapter 13

CIMC Firmware Management

Describes how to obtain, install, and activate firmware images.

Chapter 14

Viewing Logs

Describes how to view, export, and clear CIMC and system event log messages.

Chapter 15

Server Utilities

Describes how to export support data, how to export and import the server configuration, how to reset the server configuration to factory defaults, and how to reboot the management interface.

Chapter 16

Diagnostic Tests

Describes how to run diagnostic tests.


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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 Behavioral Changes in Cisco Integrated Management Controller Software, Release 2.0
Feature Description Where Documented

Boot Options

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

Managing the Server

Link State

Support added to view the status of CIMC network connections.

Viewing Server Properties

LOM Properties

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

Viewing Server Properties


Enhanced RAID feature.

CLI added to delete a virtual drive and erase the contents of a physical drive.

Managing RAID


Support added for SNMPv3.

Configuring Communication Services

Technical Support

Support added for exporting technical support information to a remote server.

Server Utilities


Support added for CIMC control by an XML API.

Configuring Communication Services

Related Documentation

The http:/​/​​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

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