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Cisco UCS C-Series Information

This section 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 () software. To find a document online, use one of the links in this section.


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Release Notes and Interoperability Information

Category Description

Release Notes

The release notes provide the most current information about open and resolved caveats for each release of the software, including the and , the C-Series BIOS versions, and the utilities and drivers associated with each release.

The complete list of release notes can be found here: http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps10739/​prod_​release_​notes_​list.html

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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

Interoperability Information

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

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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

Category Description

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.

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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

Category Description

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.

Note   

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.

Upgrade Guides

The following documents contain upgrade information:

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

RAID Server Configuration Guide

Cisco UCS Servers RAID 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

Utility Name

Description

Cisco Host Upgrade Utility

Upgrades the firmware components on a rack-mount server, including the following:

  • CIMC

  • System BIOS

  • Supported virtual adapter cards

Cisco CIMC Firmware Update Utility

Updates firmware versions for host(x86)-based systems for standalone servers that are not on the network.

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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

Category Description

Installation 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

Cisco C880 Series Information

The user documentation for the Cisco C880 Series hardware is listed below.

Category

Description

Cisco C880 M4 Release Notes (Release Version 1.0.1)

Cisco C880 M4 Release Notes (Release Version 1.0.1)

Cisco C880 M4 Server Hardware Installation Manual

Cisco C880 M4 Server Hardware Installation Manual

Cisco C880 M4 Server Service Guide

Cisco C880 M4 Server Service Guide

Cisco C880 M4 Server Administration Manual

Cisco C880 M4 Server Administration Manual

Cisco C880 M4 Server User Interface Operating Instructions

Cisco C880 M4 Server User Interface Operating Instructions

Cisco C880 M4 Storage Subsystem Operating Manual

Cisco C880 M4 Storage Subsystem Operating Manual

Cisco C880 M4 Storage Subsystem Service Supplement

Cisco C880 M4 Server User Interface Service Supplement

Cisco C880 Series Hardware and Software Interoperability Matrix, Release 1.0.1

Cisco C880 Series Hardware and Software Interoperability Matrix