This document describes the user documentation available for the C-Series Rack-Mount Server products, including the C-Series rack-mount servers and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) software. To find a document online, use one of the links in this roadmap.
In addition, an ISO file containing all B and C-Series documents is available at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/type.html?mdfid=283853163&flowid=25821. From this page, click Unified Computing System (UCS) Documentation Roadmap Bundle.
The ISO file is updated after every major documentation release.
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Release Notes and Interoperability Information
The release notes provide the most current information about open and resolved caveats for each release of the CIMC software, including the CIMC GUI and CIMC CLI, the C-Series BIOS versions, and the utilities and drivers associated with each release.
The complete list of CIMC release notes can be found here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10739/prod_release_notes_list.html
If you want to integrate your C-Series servers with a Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) installation and manage them with Cisco UCS Manager, please see the release notes for the version of Cisco UCS Manager that you are using. The appropriate release note can be found here: Release Notes for Cisco UCS Manager
The interoperability matrix provides interoperability information for Cisco UCS components and configurations that have been tested and validated by Cisco, by Cisco partners, or both. Use it as a reference for supported hardware and software.
The complete list of interoperability matrices can be found here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10477/prod_technical_reference_list.html
The interactive UCS Hardware and Software Interoperability Utility lets you view the supported components and configurations for a selected server model and software release. The utility is available at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/web/techdoc/ucs/interoperability/matrix/matrix.html
The interoperability information for a particular release is dependent on third-party certification testing done after the release has been made public. Therefore, the interoperability information may not be available until several months after the release becomes publically available.
Hardware Installation Information
Hardware Installation Prerequisites
The Cisco UCS Site Preparation Guide contains important information about the site requirements for a Cisco UCS installation.
The Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers contains important safety information.
The Cisco R Series Racks and Cisco RP Series PDUs are an ideal choice for Cisco UCS installations in a data center. For details, see Cisco R Series Rack and RP Series PDU Installation Guide.
Rack Server Installation
The following documents contain information about installing a Cisco UCS rack server:
- Cisco UCS C22 Server Installation and Service Guide
- Cisco UCS C24 Server Installation and Service Guide
- Cisco UCS C200 Server Installation and Service Guide
- Cisco UCS C210 Server Installation and Service Guide
- Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide
- Cisco UCS C240 Server Installation and Service Guide
- Cisco UCS C250 Server Installation and Service Guide
- Cisco UCS C260 Server Installation and Service Guide
- Cisco UCS C420 Server Installation and Service Guide
- Cisco UCS C460 Server Installation and Service Guide
The complete list of Cisco UCS C-Series rack server installation guides can be found here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10493/prod_installation_guides_list.html
Rack Server Integration Guides
The complete list of Cisco UCS C-Series rack server integration guides can be found here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11736/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html
Software Configuration and Upgrade Information
CIMC Configuration Guides
The following documents contain configuration information:
- Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers Configuration Guide
- Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers CLI Configuration Guide
A complete list of the GUI and CLI configuration guides can be found here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10739/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html.
If you want to manage your C-Series servers with Cisco UCS Manager, please see the configuration guides for the version of Cisco UCS Manager that you are using. The configuration guides can be found here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10281/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html.
The following documents contain upgrade information:
- Cisco Host Upgrade Utility Guide—This guide describes the recommended way to upgrade CIMC and all related firmware and BIOS versions on the server to the latest version. The complete list of utility user guides is available here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10493/products_user_guide_list.html
- Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server BIOS Upgrade Guide—If you cannot use the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility, this guide explains how to upgrade the server BIOS manually.
Operating System Installation Guides
For information on installing an operating system on a C-Series rack server, see one of the following OS installation guides:
CLI Reference Information
- CLI Command Reference—The complete list of CLI command references can be found here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10739/prod_command_reference_list.html
- CIMC CLI Navigator—An online tool that presents the CIMC CLI documentation in a structure that duplicates the structure of the commands in the CLI
RAID Server Configuration Guide
C-Series Utility Information
The documentation for the following C-Series utilities can be found here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10493/products_user_guide_list.html
Cisco Host Upgrade Utility
Upgrades the firmware components on a rack-mount server, including the following:
Cisco CIMC Firmware Update Utility
Updates firmware versions for host(x86)-based systems for standalone servers that are not on the network.
Cisco recommends that you upgrade the firmware and BIOS together using the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility.
Cisco Driver Installer Utility
Enables you to install or update drivers for all Cisco supported devices.
Cisco UCS Configuration Utility
Enables you to modify server BIOS and CIMC settings using an XML or text file.
Cisco UCS Server Configuration Utility
Enables system administrators to upgrade, troubleshoot, and configure a Cisco UCS C-Series server.
As a system administrator, you can use it to view server inventory, configure the BIOS boot order, configure a RAID volume on attached hard drives, install an operating system, perform interactive offline diagnostics, and view server health and logs.
Cisco UCS Server System Event Log Viewer Utility
Enables you to view all system event logs generated by the server.
Cisco UCS VIC Drivers Information
The installation information for Cisco UCS VIC drivers can be found here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10281/prod_installation_guides_list.html.
Hardware and Software Troubleshooting Information
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