Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers Windows Installation Guide
Installation Driver Information
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Installation Driver Information

Installation Driver Information

This appendix includes the following sections:

Windows Installation Drivers

The required installation drivers and detailed driver information is available on the Cisco UCS B-Series Drivers DVD.


Note


The Cisco UCS B-Series Drivers DVD ISO image is available from the Cisco.com support site under Downloads > Servers - Unified Computing > Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server Software > Unified Computing System (UCS) Drivers . The direct URL is: http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​cisco/​software/​type.html?mdfid=283853163&flowid=25821.


The drivers are organized into top-level folders by operating system, and each operating system folder has a hierarchically structured series of subfolders that become increasing specific so that you can find the exact drivers you need. When you navigate to a folder that contains drivers, it will also contain one or more README files that describes what those particular drivers are used for.

An example of the folder structure for Windows follows:

Windows
   ChipSet
      vendor
         blade-model-number
            OS-version-number
               All
               ia64
               Lang (contains language subfolders)
               Vista
               x64
   Mgmt
      Emulex
         model-number
            ElxPlus
               OS-version-number
                  x64
   Network
      vendor
         model-number
            OS-version-number
               x64
   Security
      TPM
         OS-version-number
               x64
   Storage
      vendor
         model-number
            OS-version-number
               x64
   Video
      Matrox
         G200e
            OS-version-number
               x64

For example, the Windows Server 2008 Release 2 drivers for the Cisco UCS M81KR Virtual Interface Card can be found in the folder Windows/Network/Cisco/M81KR/W2K8R2/x64.

Viewing Installed Devices

Viewing Installed Devices Using the UCS Manager GUI

Procedure
    Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
    Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Chassis > Chassis Number > Servers > Server Number > Adapter.
    Step 3   Look at the Adapters tab in the Work pane.

    All adapters installed in the selected server are displayed in the table.


    Viewing Installed Interface Cards Using the UCS Manager CLI

    Procedure
      Step 1   Use Telnet or SSH to connect to the UCS system.
      Step 2   UCS-A# scope server chassis-id / server-id

      Enters chassis server mode for the specified server in the specified chassis.

      Step 3   UCS-A /chassis/server # show adapter

      Displays the list of interface cards installed in the server by their PID number.


      switch-A # scope chassis-2 server10
      switch-A /chassis-2 # show adapter
      
      Server 1/1:
      Adapter PID Vendor Serial Operational State
      ------- ---------- ----------------- ------------ -----------------
      1 N20-AE0002 Cisco Systems Inc EXM12510017 Operable
      2 N20-AE0003 Cisco Systems Inc EXM12510018 Operable
      
      switch-A /server-qual #

      Viewing Installed Devices Using the KVM Console

      Procedure
        Step 1   In your web browser, type or select the web link for Cisco UCS Manager GUI.

        Example:

        The default web link is http://UCSManager_IP or https://UCSManager_IP . In a standalone configuration, UCSManager_IP is the IP address for the management port on the fabric interconnect. In a cluster configuration, UCSManager_IP is the IP address assigned to Cisco UCS Manager.

        Step 2   On the Cisco UCS Manager launch page, click Launch KVM Manager.
        Step 3   If a Security Alert dialog box appears, click Yes to accept the security certificate and continue.
        Step 4   On the UCS - KVM Launch Manager Login page, do the following:
        1. Enter your Cisco UCS username and password.
        2. Optional: If your Cisco UCS implementation includes multiple domains, select the appropriate domain from the Domain drop-down list.
        3. Click OK.
        Step 5   In the Service Profiles table of the KVM Launch Manager, do the following:
        1. Locate the row containing the service profile and associated server on which you want to view the installed devices.
        2. In the Launch KVM column for that server, click Launch.

          The KVM console opens in a separate window.

          Tip   

          If the Caps Lock key on your keyboard is on when you open a KVM session, and you subsequently turn off your Caps Lock key, the KVM Console may continue to act as if Caps Lock is turned on. To synchronize the KVM Console and your keyboard, press Caps Lock once without the KVM Console in focus and then press Caps Lock again with the KVM Console in focus.

        Step 6   Reboot the server and observe the information about the installed devices on the console screen during bootup.