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Release Notes for Cisco UCS C-Series Software, Release 1.4(5)

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco UCS C-Series Software, Release 1.4(5)

Contents

Introduction

Overview of the Server Models

Overview of the Pre-Installed Cisco Flexible Flash Card

Hardware and Software Interoperability

Transceivers Specifications

Firmware Files

Host Upgrade Utility

System Requirements

Updating the Firmware

Upgrading BIOS and CIMC Firmware

Supported Features

Supported Hardware Features

Supported Software Features

Release 1.4(5k)

Release 1.4(5)

Software Utilities

Supported Platforms

SNMP

Supported Storage Controllers

Issues Addressed

Issues Addressed in Release 1.4(5h)

Issues Addressed in Release 1.4(5e)

Issues Addressed in Release 1.4(5g)

Resolved Caveats

Release 1.4(5j)

Release 1.4(5g)

Release 1.4(5b)

Known Behaviors

Release 1.4(5b)

Release 1.4(4a)

Open Caveats

Release 1.4(5g)

Release 1.4(5b)

Release 1.4(4a)

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for Cisco UCS C-Series Software, Release 1.4(5)


First Published Date: 11 June 2012
Part Number: OL-26884-01

This document describes the new features, system requirements, open caveats and known behaviors for C- series software release 1.4(5) including Cisco Integrated Management Controller software and any related BIOS, firmware, or drivers. Use this document in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.


Note We sometimes update the documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.


Table 1 shows the online change history for this document.

Table 1 Online History Change 

Part Number
Revision

Date

Description

OL-26884-01

A0

June 11, 2012

Created release notes for Release 1.4(5b)

 

B0

June 15, 2012

Revised Host Upgrade Utility (HUU) version to 1.4(5e) for change in CIMC firmware version.

Added Issues Addressed in Release 1.4(5e) section.

 

C0

June 20, 2012

Revised Host Upgrade Utility (HUU) version to 1.4(5g) for change in CIMC and BIOS firmware version.

Added Issues Addressed in Release 1.4(5g) section.

Added Open Caveats section for Release 1.4(5g)

Added Resolved Caveats section for Release 1.4(5g)

 

D0

July 10, 2012

Revised Host Upgrade Utility (HUU) version to 1.4.5g(2)

 

E0

July 26, 2012

Added Issues Addressed in Release 1.4(5h)

Revised Host Upgrade Utility (HUU) version to 1.4(5h) for C240 for change in CIMC firmware version.

 

F0

September 14, 2012

Updated the Open Caveats section for 1.4(5b) and the Issues Resolved section for 1.4(5g).

 

G0

March 28, 2013

Revised Host Upgrade Utility (HUU) version to 1.4(5j) for C220 and C240 servers.

Updated the Resolved Caveats section with information on 1.4(5j) release.

 

H0

August 15, 2013

Revised Host Upgrade Utility (HUU) version to 1.4(5k) for C220 and C240 servers.


Contents

This document contains the following sections:

Introduction

Supported Features

Issues Addressed

Resolved Caveats

Known Behaviors

Open Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Introduction

This section contains the following topics:

Overview of the Server Models

Overview of the Pre-Installed Cisco Flexible Flash Card

Hardware and Software Interoperability

Transceivers Specifications

Firmware Files

Host Upgrade Utility

System Requirements

Updating the Firmware

Upgrading BIOS and CIMC Firmware

Overview of the Server Models

The Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack Server is designed for performance and density over a wide range of business workloads, from web serving to distributed databases. The enterprise-class Cisco UCS C220 M3 server extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a 1RU form factor with the addition of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family. In addition, the Cisco UCS C220 M3 server offers up to two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600s, 16 DIMM slots, eight disk drives, and two 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports.

The Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server is designed for both performance and expandability over a wide range of storage-intensive infrastructure workloads, from big data to collaboration. The enterprise-class Cisco UCS C240 M3 server further extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a 2RU form factor with the addition of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family. The Cisco UCS C240 M3 offers up to two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family, 24 DIMM slots, 24 disk drives, and four 1 Gigabit Ethernet LOM ports.

The Cisco UCS C220 M3 and the Cisco UCS C240 M3 interfaces with Cisco UCS using the Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card (VIC). The Cisco UCS P81E VIC is a virtualization-optimized Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 x8 10-Gbps adapter designed for use with Cisco UCS C-Series servers. The VIC is a dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe adapter that can support up to 18 PCIe standards-compliant virtual interfaces, which can be dynamically configured so that both their interface types—network interface card (NIC) or host bus adapter (HBA) and identity (MAC address and worldwide name (WWN))—are established using just-in-time provisioning. In addition, the Cisco UCS P81E can support network interface virtualization and Cisco® Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology.

Overview of the Pre-Installed Cisco Flexible Flash Card

The Cisco Flexible Flash card is pre-installed with three software bundles, each on one of four preconfigured virtual drives (VDs). The fourth VD allows you to install an OS or an embedded hypervisor.

The VDs are configured with the following content:

Cisco UCS Server Configuration Utility (SCU).

Hypervisor (HV). This is a VD that you can use for your own purposes.

Cisco Drivers (Drivers).

Cisco Host Upgrade Utility (HUU).

Refer to the following documents for more information about these tasks:

Replacing a card: Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide or the Cisco UCS C240 Server Installation and Service Guide

Enabling and booting a VD: Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller GUI Configuration Guide or the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller CLI Configuration Guide

Monitoring and managing a card with CIMC: Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller GUI Configuration Guide or the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller CLI Configuration Guide

The links to these documents are in the C-Series documentation road map:

http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/c-series-doc

Hardware and Software Interoperability

For detailed information about storage switch, operating system, adapter, adapter utility, and storage array interoperability, see the Hardware and Software Interoperability Matrix for your release located at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10477/prod_technical_reference_list.html

Transceivers Specifications

The Cisco UCS C-Series servers supports a wide variety of 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options using Cisco 10GBASE SFP+ modules.

Table 2 and Table 3 details the controllers and the supported transceivers.

Table 2 Controllers and SFP+ Twinax Transceivers Support Matrix

Controllers (LOM and PCIe)
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 1 Meter, passive
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 3 Meter, passive
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 5 Meter, passive
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 7 Meter, active
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 10 Meter, active
 

SFP-H10GB-CU1M

SFP-H10GB-CU3M

SFP-H10GB-CU5M

SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

SFP-H10GB-ACU10M

Cisco UCS P81E VIC

x

x

x

x

x

Intel x520

x

x

x

x

x

Broadcom 57712

x

x

x

x

x


Table 3 Controllers and SFP+Optical Transceivers Support Matrix

Controllers (LOM and PCIe)
Intel SR Optics
JDSU (PLRXPL-SC-S43-22-N) SFP+
Cisco SFP-10G-SR

Cisco UCS P81E VIC

NA

NA

x

Intel x520

x

NA

Not supported

Broadcom 57712

NA

x

x


Firmware Files

The C-Series software release 1.4(5) includes the following software files:

Table 4 Files in this release

CCO Software Type
File name(s)
Comment

Unified Computing System (UCS) Server Firmware

ucs-c220-huu-1.4.5k.iso

ucs-c240-huu-1.4.5k.iso

Host Upgrade Utility

Unified Computing System (UCS) Drivers

ucs-cxxx-drivers.1.4.5.iso

Drivers

Unified Computing System (UCS) Utilities

ucs-c2xx-utils-linux.1.4.5.iso

ucs-c2xx-utils-vmware.1.4.5.iso

ucs-c2xx-utils-windows.1.4.5.iso

Utilities

Unified Computing System (UCS) Adapter Firmware

ucs-cxxx-fw.1.4.5.iso

Third-Party Firmware



Note Always upgrade both the BIOS and the CIMC from the HUU ISO. Do not upgrade individual components (only BIOS or only CIMC), since this could lead to unexpected behavior.


Host Upgrade Utility

The Cisco Host Upgrade Utility (HUU) is a tool that upgrades the following firmware:

Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC)

System BIOS

LAN on motherboard (LOM)

Intel Ethernet i350 PCI Server Adapter

LSI

LSI SAS2008

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9266CV-8i

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i

Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card (VIC)

Broadcom PCI adapters

5709 Dual and Quad port adapters

57712 Dual port adapter

57712 10GBaseT

Intel i350 Quad port adapter

The image file for the firmware is embedded in the ISO. The utility displays a menu that allows you to choose which firmware components to upgrade. For more information on this utility see:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10493/products_user_guide_list.html

Starting with this 1.4 release, separate ISO images of Host Upgrade Utility are available for different server platforms.

The ISO image is now named as ucs-<server_platform>-huu-<version_number>.iso.

The Cisco Host Upgrade Utility contains the following files:

Table 5 Files in ucs-c220-huu-1.4.5k.iso

Server(s)
Component
Version

C220

CIMC

1.4(5k)

BIOS

1.4.5g.0

UCS P81E

2.0(5S7) - uboot - 2.0(5S7)

LOM

Intel-i350

1.5 - 02.10 - 2.7.105 - 1.3.82 - 5.0.05 - 2.7.105

EEPROM VERSION

1.5

CISCO VERSION

02.10

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.105

PXE VERSION

1.3.82

UEFI VERSION

5.0.05

CLP VERSION

2.7.105

LSI

 

LSI-2008

2.120.274-1543

LSI-9240-8i

2.120.274-1543

LSI 9266-8i

3.151.05-1458

LSI-9266CV-8i

3.151.05-1458

PCI

BCM-5709-Dual-Port

6.0.0

BCM-5709-Quad-Port

6.0.0

BCM-57712-Dual-Port

A1213GT6444.0

BCM-57712-10G-BaseT

A1202GT6441.0

INTEL-I350

1.5 - 02.01 - 2.7.105 - 1.3.82 - 5.0.05 - 2.7.105


Table 6 Files in ucs-c240-huu-1.4.5k.iso

Server(s)
Component
Version

C240

CIMC

1.4(5k)

BIOS

1.4.5g.0

UCS P81E

2.0(5S7) - uboot - 2.0(5S7)

LOM

Intel-i350

1.5 - 02.10 - 2.7.105 - 1.3.82 - 5.0.05 - 2.7.105

EEPROM VERSION

1.5

CISCO VERSION

02.10

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.105

PXE VERSION

1.3.82

UEFI VERSION

5.0.05

CLP VERSION

2.7.105

LSI

LSI-2008

2.120.274-1543

LSI-9240-8i

2.120.274-1543

LSI 9266-8i

3.151.05-1458

LSI-9266CV-8i

3.151.05-1458

PCI

BCM-5709-Dual-Port

6.0.0

BCM-5709-Quad-Port

6.0.0

BCM-57712-Dual-Port

A1213GT6444.0

BCM-57712-10G-BaseT

A1202GT6441.0

INTEL-I350

1.5 - 02.01 - 2.7.105 - 1.3.82 - 5.0.05 - 2.7.105


System Requirements

The management client must meet or exceed the following minimum system requirements:

Sun JRE 1.6.0_14 or later

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or higher

Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple Mac OS X v10.6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 or higher operating systems

Updating the Firmware

Use the Host Upgrade Utility to upgrade the C-Series firmware. Host Upgrade Utility can upgrade the following software components:

BIOS

CIMC

LAN on Motherboard Settings

PCIe adapter Firmware

All firmware should be upgraded together to ensure proper operation of your server.

Upgrading BIOS and CIMC Firmware


Caution When you upgrade the BIOS firmware, you must also upgrade the CIMC firmware from the same HUU ISO, or the server may not boot. Do not power off the server until the BIOS and CIMC firmware are updated.

Cisco provides the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility to assist you in upgrading the BIOS, CIMC, LOM, LSI storage controller, and Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card firmware to compatible levels.

The correct and compatible firmware levels for your server model are embedded in the utility ISO.

To use this utility, use the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility User Guide which includes the instructions for downloading and using the utility ISO. Select the guide from this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10493/products_user_guide_list.html

Supported Features

This section contains the following topics:

Supported Hardware Features

Supported Software Features

Software Utilities

Supported Platforms

SNMP

Supported Hardware Features

The following hardware features are supported in the Release 1.4(5):

Increased number of disks and availability of the following inch options:

4 HDD 3.5" SKU

12 HDD 3.5" SKU

16 HDD 2.5" SKU

Supported Software Features

Release 1.4(5k)

BIOS Changes for Intel Errata on Intel Xeon Processors

The BIOS image with this release contains the Microcode Update which fixes the Intel VT FlexPriority Errata which is documented in the Intel Public Spec Update for Aug 2013. This errata impacts all Cisco UCS C-series servers.

Release 1.4(5)

The following software features are supported in the Release 1.4(5):

Support for the update-all and show CLI commands in the chassis/firmware scope to update basic server component firmware.


Note These commands should only be used under the direction of Cisco TAC.


For more information about the commands, refer to the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller CLI Command Reference, Release 1.4.

Support added for toggling the LED on an installed hard disk drive. For more information, refer to the following guides:

Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller CLI Command Reference, Release 1.4

Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller GUI Configuration Guide, Release 1.4

Support for software based RAID using LSI MegaSR and the Intel C600 SATA/SAS SCU.

Software Utilities

The following standard utilities are available:

Host Update Utility (HUU)

Server Config Utility (SCU) including Interactive Offline Diagnostics (IOD)

BIOS and CIMC Firmware Update utilities

The utilities features are as follows:

Support for Intel Romley EP Server Platform

Availability of HUU, SCU and drivers on the SD card subsystem as bootable ISO images

Online updates from cisco.com supported

Supported Platforms

The following platforms are supported in Release 1.4(5):

UCS-C220

UCS-C240

SNMP

The supported MIB definition for release 1.4(5) can be found at the following link: ftp://ftp.cisco.com/pub/mibs/supportlists/ucs/ucs-C-supportlist.html


Note The above link is incompatible with IE 9.0.


Supported Storage Controllers

SNMP supports the following storage controllers:

Cisco UCSC RAID SAS 2008M-8i

SAS 9266-8i

Issues Addressed

This section contains the following topics:

Issues Addressed in Release 1.4(5h)

Issues Addressed in Release 1.4(5e)

Issues Addressed in Release 1.4(5g)

Issues Addressed in Release 1.4(5h)

The C240 cooling algorithm has been modified in Release 1.4(5h) to prevent the excessive heating of some PCIe adapters at the system idle state

Issues Addressed in Release 1.4(5e)

Release 1.4(5e) addresses the issue of the server resetting while loading to the operating system with E5-2643 CPU.

Issues Addressed in Release 1.4(5g)

Release 1.4(5g) covers the following issues:

Addresses the critical fixes in the chassis firmware for CIMC. After updating and activating the CIMC firmware, you should run the update-all command in the chassis scope to update the relevant chassis firmware versions.

Addresses the catastrophic error that appears in the SEL during the BIOS POST when the system is restarted.

Addresses the issue of the EIST Disable option in BIOS not working with the CPU max frequency.

Resolved Caveats

This section contains the following topics:

Release 1.4(5j)

Release 1.4(5g)

Release 1.4(5b)

Release 1.4(5j)

The following caveats were resolved in 1.4(5j) release:

CIMC

Symptom    An idle C240 system with LSI cards may show higher card temperatures.

Workaround   None (CSCue95493)

Symptom    LSI cards on C220-M3 servers get overheated when the system is idle.

Workaround   None (CSCue68150)

Release 1.4(5g)

The following caveats were resolved in 1.4(5g) release:

CIMC

Symptom    During system power on or reboot, HDD critical events are generated in the SEL.

Workaround   This is not really a critical event. The HDD critical event is harmless and does not indicate an actual HDD fault. When the system boots to OS, the same HDD which reported critical becomes normal. This is also applicable to the LSI applications. The SEL should show that the HDD which displayed the critical events goes back to normal after 30-60 seconds.(CSCtz96990)

Symptom    HDD critical event occurs in the CIMC SEL during the RAID rebuild in progress.

Workaround   None.(CSCtz25278)

Symptom    In C240 3.5 server and C240 2.5 server with 24 HDDs, when you enable the locate HDD LED option through the Web BIOS or through the CIMC Storage Inventory page of the 9266-8i card, HDD drive fault assert critical event followed by deassert normal event in SEL is observed.

Workaround   Ignore the following alert:

HDDXX_STATUS: Drive Slot sensor, Drive Fault was asserted
 
   

This alert will be followed by the deassert event that is generated during the HDD LED process. (CSCtz32109)

BIOS

Symptom    When the system is restarted, the BIOS POST hangs with the CATERR SEL event. The BIOS POST hangs at the "Configuring platform hardware..." screen.

Workaround   This issue is resolved. The Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) completion timeout is increased to resolve this issue. (CSCtz96190)

LSI

Symptom    C220 M3 and C240 M3 rack servers populated with the LSI 9266-8i MegaRAID adapter may hang intermittently during BIOS POST and CATERR is reported in the SEL logs.

Workaround   To recover from this condition, users will need to reboot the system. (CSCua24918)

Release 1.4(5b)

The following caveats were resolved in 1.4(5b) release:

CIMC

Symptom    Cisco UCS C220 and UCS C240 servers displays errors when the Power Restore Policy is set to restore-state and an AC power cycle is performed with the host power is ON.

Workaround   Set the Power Restore Policy to On with fixed or random delay.(CSCty42040)

Symptom    When using two PSUs, the host does not reboot or shut down but PSU redundancy events would be seen. But, if both PSUs are faulty, the host will reboot continuously or shutdown.

Workaround   None.(CSCtx88937)

Symptom    Product ID information is not displayed in Web GUI for PSUs.

Workaround   None.(CSCtu09488)

Symptom    When running the KVM Viewer client on a 64 bit Linux OS, block devices such as a USB stick or floppy drive will have the read only box checked when you open the vMedia tab. Trying to uncheck the read only box will fail, and devices can only be mapped as read only.

Workaround   Use a 32 bit Linux OS or Windows OS for the client system running the KVM Viewer application.(CSCty37812)

Symptom    When using the KVM Viewer client application with a 64 bit Linux OS, mapping both floppy disk and removable disk at the same time will cause improper functioning of the application that is, the drive data is invalid and/or cannot be read. Even mapping only a single drive (floppy or removable disk) at a time can yield unexpected failures. For example, after mapping and unmapping a USB stick, click on the exit button of the vMedia tab and reopen the vMedia tab. Now, if you try map the device again the vMedia tab will crash and all the mapped devices will be unmapped.


Note Mapping of CD-ROM drives and image files works properly, this problem is observed only when mapping physical Linux block devices such as /dev/sdX.


Workaround   Perform the following steps to map physical block devices:


Step 1 Map only a single physical block device at a time (not both floppy and removable device at a time). This will usually work, but may have occasional unexpected failures. Restart the client if the vMedia tab stops functioning.

Step 2 Generate an .img file of the block device contents and map this instead, this has no known issues.

Step 3 Use a 32 bit Linux OS / Windows OS / Mac OS client system to run the KVM Viewer/vMedia application.(CSCty42187)


Symptom    The KVM viewer version does not display the FCS version, that is, 2.0.0.27. This means the client machine has not downloaded the new .jar file for the KVM/vMedia client and the old client is getting executed. This issue is seen when you use KVM with the old CIMC firmware and then upgraded the CIMC. To check the KVM viewer version, invoke KVM and go to Help >About KVM Viewer. The KVM Viewer version should be 2.0.0.27 for Release 1.4(4a).

Workaround   To resolve this issue delete the Java temporary cached files and invoke KVM from CIMC GUI. The Java Control Panel app (javacpl.exe) is in the bin directory of the Java JRE installation.

For Windows, go to in c:\Program Files\Java\<JRE VERSION>\bin and delete the cached Cisco Virtual KVM Console application and re-launch remote presence.

For Linux, go to the Java directory, for example ./usr/java/jre1.6.0_26/bin/ControlPanel.(CSCtx88477)

Symptom    KVM does not respond to keyboard input after HUU is updated.

Workaround   Connect the physical keyboard to the server and press Enter or any other key.(CSCty34492)

Symptom    After you reboot or upgrade CIMC firmware through the Web GUI, you are redirected to the login page. When you try to login, the following message is displayed:

A session is already active, please logout to clear the existing session. 
 
   

Even after you log out and log in, this message is still displayed.

Workaround   Clear the cookies and cache. You should be able to login successfully. (CSCts39518)

BIOS

Symptom    Patrol scrub is disabled when a channel is disabled due to a bad DIMM.

Workaround   Replace the bad DIMM. (CSCtx58908)

Symptom    When Option ROM run out of space, the POST error 0xA6A0 displays as a critical event.

Workaround   In the BIOS setup, disable the Option ROM for adapters for which the Preboot eXecution Environment support is not required.(CSCtx68045)

Symptom    The system hangs when you press Control + H. This issue is observed with both the mezzanine card and the 9266 adapter and occurs intermittently but some systems display a high fail rate.

Workaround   Perform the following steps:


Step 1 Restart the host.

Step 2 Load the EFI shell and run the drvcfg -s command.

The Web BIOS gets invoked.(CSCty15505)


Symptom    The Web BIOS does not respond to mouse clicks.

Workaround   Press any key on the keyboard.(CSCtw53469)

Symptom    When the EIST option is disabled in BIOS, the system boots to OS at CPU frequency 1.2 GHz.

Workaround   This issue is resolved. When the EIST option disabled in BIOS, the system boots to OS at CPU maximum non-turbo frequency. (CSCtu29214)

VMWare

Symptom    Installing ESX/ESXi 4.1 U2 on C220 and C240 servers displays the following error on console:

cpu0:4096)PCI: 2804: failed for 0000:xxx:yy.zz

Workaround   Refer to the VMWare Knowledge Base page at VMWare KB.(CSCtw86205)

Known Behaviors

This section includes the following topics:

Release 1.4(5b)

Release 1.4(4a)

Release 1.4(5b)

This section lists the known behavior for Release 1.4(5b).

CIMC

Symptom    During high or medium Serial Over LAN (SOL) traffic, the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) LAN interfaces becomes unresponsive.

Workaround   Do not use IPMI queries during high SOL traffic.

Symptom    The Boot Loader version displays extra characters after the CIMC version.

Workaround   This is a new feature and displays the U-Boot version.

Symptom    The system hangs at preboot disk detection screen if only SAS drives are present and the system has no SKUROM.

Workaround   Remove SAS drives and replace with SATA drives and reboot system.

BIOS

Symptom    The Power Saving and the Performance Modes displays the same 1.5V with 3DPC.

Workaround   None. This is an expected behavior of the Intel memory PORT.

Symptom    The LSI SWRAID OPROM does not get dispatched and a A6A0 warning is displayed in the SEL.

Workaround   Disable the unused device's legacy OPROMs through the BIOS setup or using the Configure BIOS in CIMC.

Symptom    PCI bus and device number for some of the devices change after upgrading the C220 and C240 servers from 1.4(4c) to later software releases.

Workaround   None. Reconfigure your OS and applications which depend on fixed PCI bus and device numbers. (CSCud22651)

LOM

Symptom    vMedia disconnects when you try to boot CentOS-6.1 LiveCD.

Workaround   None.

Symptom    All the onboard LOM port OPROMMs do not get executed during the booting process in C240 server models.

Workaround   Restart the system.

Symptom    Pressing the Esc key while the LOM option ROM is getting executed causes the rest of the option ROMs to be skipped.

Workaround   None.

Symptom    OVM3.0 can not discover iSCSI target during installation.

Workaround   None.

Release 1.4(4a)

This section lists the known behavior for Release 1.4(4a).

CIMC

Symptom    When KVM is launched, a "Login Failed" error displays and KVM closes.

Workaround   Wait for 2-3 minutes and relaunch KVM.

Symptom    The Network mode cannot be set to cisco_card mode even though the option is available.

Workaround   Install the Cisco UCS P81E card to move into the cisco_card network mode.

Symptom    In Power Restore Policy, a delay value displays when the delay type is set to random.

Workaround   Ignore the displayed value.

Symptom    When you create a image of file or folder size bigger than 4 GB using vMedia Create image feature, the following message displays:

Create Image Failed.  An error occurred in the Image library.

Workaround   Use files or folders with smaller sizes.

Symptom    If you try to use vMedia to map both an .img file and a physical USB stick (pen/thumb drive) simultaneously, the following message (or a similar one) displays:

Either Virtual media is detached or virtual media redirection for the selected virtual 
disk drive is already is in use by another user

Workaround   Map one drive at a time.

Symptom    KVM and vMedia do not work with mismatched IE and JRE executables.

Workaround   Ensure JRE matches the IE version.

Symptom    The mouse does not work or track in the LSI Web BIOS tool.

Workaround   Use one of the following workarounds:

Set the mouse to relative motion, no acceleration. When running the WebBIOS as a legacy OptionROM, absolute mouse positioning is not supported, and no acceleration gives the best behavior of the two relative positioning modes.

Move the cursor to single cursor mode by using KVM windows > Tools > single cursor. The single cursor mode eliminates the discrepancy between the local cursor movement and the remote cursor movement.

Symptom    BIOS update fails if KVM is launched while BIOS is uploading.

Workaround   Use one of the following workarounds:

Launch the KVM in another browser or session.

Do not launch the KVM if the BIOS upload is in the Uploading stage.

Symptom    When you launch KVM in IE, the following message displays:

Internet Explorer was not able to open this Internet site. The requested site is either 
unavailable or cannot be found.

Workaround   Perform the following steps:


Step 1 In the IE, select Tools > Internet Options.

The Internet Options dialog will pop up.

Step 2 Click the Advanced tab.

Step 3 Uncheck the Do not save encrypted pages to disk option.

Step 4 Click OK.


Symptom    If you disable both SSH and HTTP, connectivity to CIMC is lost.

Workaround   If disabled, reset CIMC to factory default using the F8 utility during POST.

Symptom    CIMC Web GUI does not display after the certificate import process and the browser displays the following message:

Error :
Invalid Server Certificate
A request failed because the server's certificate was invalid.

Workaround   During the certificate import process, provide different values for the Subject Information and Issuer Information fields.

Symptom    In IE, when network mode is changed to cisco_card mode, a "Unable to parse xml" message displays.

Workaround   Use one of the following workarounds:

Update IE browser version to version 8.0.6001.18702 and above.

Use other browser clients like Firefox, Chrome etc.

BIOS

Symptom    The Power Saving and Performance modes displays the same 1.5V with 3DPC.

Workaround   None. This is an expected behavior.

Symptom    While upgrading from the beta version to the FCS version, the system gets stuck at different points in the POST screen, usually at the initial video screens, before the options can be executed.

Workaround   Shutdown the host and perform a CMOS clear.

Open Caveats

This section includes the following topics:

Release 1.4(5g)

Release 1.4(5b)

Release 1.4(4a)e

Release 1.4(5g)

This section lists the open caveats in Release 1.4(5g)

CIMC

Symptom    The HDD faults are not logged in the CIMC SEL for UCSC-C240-M3S.

Workaround   You can observe the HDD fault status under Storage Inventory in the CIMC. (CSCua51097)

Symptom    When you run the update-all command immediately after the BIOS update, the chassis component firmware update process fails.

Workaround   Perform the CIMC reboot if the update-all command fails after the BIOS update. (CSCua49441)

Symptom    If the update-all command, to update the chassis components firmware, is run when the CIMC or the BIOS update is already in progress, the following messsage appears:

Can't run Firmware update, other Software Update running
 
   

This is an expected behavior but if the update-all command is run again, the following incorrect message is displayed:

Firmware update in progress
 
   

If you now run the show command, another incorrect message is displayed:

Firmware update in progress, retry to get latest status
 
   

Workaround   After all the BIOS and CIMC updates are complete, do the following:


Step 1 In the CIMC Web GUI, go to WebGUI -> Admin-> Utilities.

Step 2 Click Reboot CIMC to reboot the CIMC.

Step 3 Run the update-all command. (CSCua49421)


Release 1.4(5b)

This section lists the open caveats in Release 1.4(5b):

CIMC

Symptom    When KVM is launched, a "Connection failed" error displays and the KVM window does not open.

Workaround   Do the following:


Step 1 In the CIMC Web GUI, go to WebGUI -> Admin-> Utilities.

Step 2 Click Reboot CIMC to reboot the CIMC. (CSCua06392)


Symptom    Sometimes the Update-all command returns inconsistent messages causing the chassis components firmware to fail.

Workaround   Use the following commands in the chassis/firmware scope and read the messages or warnings displayed.

Server/chassis/firmware# show detail

Server/chassis/firmware# update-all

If any errors or failures are encountered, reboot the CIMC and retry the update-all command. (CSCua41121)

Symptom    CIMC recognizes only the SuperCap and all other information like the charge and charging state is not available.

Workaround   None. (CSCtz92792)

Symptom    The CIMC Web GUI displays the battery status as "unknown" when LSI 9265CV-8i with supercap battery is used.

Workaround   Use MegaCLI or LSI Web BIOS to read the battery status. (CSCty64241)

Symptom    The duration counter fails to start after the images are mapped over vMedia.

Workaround   Perform the following workaround:


Step 1 Click Exit in the Virtual Media tab to exit.

Step 2 Login again by clicking the Virtual Media tab.

Step 3 Remap the ISO by adding the image or .iso again. (CSCtw80358)


Symptom    The HDD presence cannot be viewed through SNMP.

Workaround   Use either alternate interfaces or do snmp query again for the HDD inventory after the action. (CSCty60975)

Symptom    CIMC Web GUI does not reflect the "Reconstruction" virtual disk state after expanding the virtual disk.

Workaround   Use the same interface that you used for configuring the virtual disk to view the "Reconstruction" state. The interface can either be Web GUI or MegaCLI.(CSCtx96912)

Symptom    When 200GB or 300GB INTEL SSD is installed, the Description and the PID fields display UNKNOWN.

Workaround   None.(CSCua14546)

Symptom    The PID displays UNKNOWN for Cisco UCSC RAID SAS 2008M-8i Mezzanine card (RAID 0,1,10).

Workaround   None.(CSCua13774)

Symptom    The PID field displays UNKNOWN for Seagate ST32000444SS or ST3300656SS or ST31000640SS.

Workaround   None.(CSCua12160)

Symptom    The PID field displays UNKNOWN for Broadcom 57712-T 10 Gbps 2 port NIC.

Workaround   None.(CSCua12084)

Symptom    The PID field displays UNKNOWN for Emulex OCe11102-FX or Qlogic QLE8242-CU.

Workaround   None.(CSCua11871)

Symptom    The CPU PID field displays UNKNOWN for UCS-CPU-E5-2660.

Workaround   None.(CSCua11748)

Symptom    The SEL event is not logged in the OS Watchdog timer expiration.

Workaround   None.(CSCtz77929)

Symptom    PID shows wrong value for MegaRAID 9266CV-8i w/FTM + LSI CacheVault.

Workaround   None. (CSCua25496)

Symptom    Broadcom 5709 Dual Port 10/100/1Gb NIC w/TOE iSCSI shows wrong PID.

Workaround   None.(CSCua13867)

Symptom    For a 450W power supply, the PXUx_VOUT reading shows 1V when the actual reading is about 11V.

Workaround   None.(CSCua06141)

LSI

Symptom    C220 M3 and C240 M3 rack servers populated with the LSI 9266-8i MegaRAID adapter may hang intermittently during BIOS POST and CATERR is reported in the SEL logs.

Workaround   To recover from this condition, users will need to reboot the system. (CSCua24918)

Symptom    Repeated and multiple drive removal and insertion may result in the LSI SWRAID OPROM getting into an inconsistent state and not being able to detect the plugged in or removed drives. Rebooting the system does not fix this issue and the drive states could change from Online to Ready resulting in loss of data.

Workaround   You need to insert or remove the drives one at a time and wait for the LSI SWRAID OPROM to detect the drive event (either removal or insertion) via a message. Press Esc and then insert or remove another drive.(CSCtz68178)

Symptom    The Storage Controller name in Device Manager, under Windows 2008 R2 SP1 for C240 server, displays the Server model number as C220 instead of C240.

Workaround   None.(CSCtz48278)

Symptom    The 2008-8i MEZZ Card Serial number and FRU information is missing in the LSI Web BIOS and the LSI Host Application such as MSM and MegaCli.

Workaround   None.(CSCtz24885)

Symptom    When I/O is running on two or more hard disks part of a RAID Array, the Activity LED is seen blinking green on the hard disks on which the I/O is running and is part of the RAID array and also on the adjacent hard disk which is not part of the RAID group.

Workaround   Ignore the activity LED running on the adjacent hard disk as there is no actual I/O running on this hard disk. (CSCtz13588)

Symptom    The drive rebuild process does not complete if the system is being rebooted during the rebuild operation.

Workaround   Allow the rebuild process to complete, that is, till it reaches 100% before rebooting the server.(CSCty92714)

Symptom    The system hangs in the pre-boot drive detection screen and displays the "Missing Drive" message.

Workaround   This occurs when there is a bad drive in the system. If you do not know which drive needs to be replaced, remove all the drives except one. Enter ctrl-M, hot-plug each drive and resolve. (CSCty78862)

Symptom    The server hangs during BIOS POST when scanning LSI devices.

Workaround   When the system hangs, switch off the system and remove the failed drive. This would be the drive that has solid amber for the Status LED. The Status LED is the uppermost LED on the hard disk. After removing this drive, switch on the system. The system should now boot successfully. Replace the failed drive with a new drive. (CSCtx62350)

BIOS

Symptom    The USB Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) does not boot when it is mounted on the KVM console.

Workaround   This issue is observed when the USB FDD is connected through vMedia. Connect the USB FDD directly to the server to resolve this issue.(CSCtz85749)

Symptom    When different SKU of Sandybridge, like E5-2640, E5-2660 are populated on the system, the system does not switch on.

Workaround   Use identical SNB SKU.(CSCtz25795)

Symptom    When BIOS is upgraded from FCS BIOS version 1-4-4c-0 to MR4 BIOS, the Cisco virtual FDD/HDD 1.22 boot option does not appear in the setup page during the first booting session.

Workaround   There is no functional impact. The Cisco virtual FDD/HDD 1.22 option appears on the USB page and in the installation. Subsequent reboot will make it appear on the boot option setup page. (CSCua07001)

Symptom    Continuous beep sound is heard when the system is switched.

Workaround   Do not switch on the CIMC and the host simultaneously. Switch on the host 3 minutes after switching on the power supply.(CSCtz11862)

Symptom    BIOS setup changes does not get reflected in the CIMC.

Workaround   Change the memory configuration manually to the Maximum Performance mode in the CIMC.(CSCtz63644)

Release 1.4(4a)

This section lists the open caveats for Release 1.4(4a):

CIMC

Symptom    The LED sensor color is red or amber or blue (or any supported color) even though the LED state is set to OFF.

Workaround   Ignore the LED color when the LED state is set to OFF.(CSCth84883)

Symptom    SNMPv1 traps are sent when SNMPv2 and SNMPv3 traps are enabled.

Workaround   None.(CSCtr37876)

Symptom    The AES encryption field does not show the encryption level (128, 256, and so on) on the Web GUI and CLI.

Workaround   The SNMP V3 encryption key length must be clearly indicated. The SNMP agent supports AES - 128 bit encryption by default. (CSCtr31577)

Symptom    The SNMPv3 traps are not received in the Net-SNMP receiver.

Workaround   None. (CSCtr83298)

Symptom    The power supply serial number is unavailable in the SNMP inventory because the Power Management Bus (PMBus) has not provided the power information.

Workaround   None.(CSCtw72543)

Symptom    The SNMPv3 walk, with AES encryption enabled, produces a "Decryption Error" when an SNMPv3 trap is triggered by an event. An "authentication failure" error is also encountered on triggering an event with the secure hash algorithm (SHA) authentication. The SHA trap error is encountered with both "authpriv" and "authnopriv" settings. The issue is observed till the master agent is restarted by clicking Save All in the CIMC Web UI SNMP configuration page.

Workaround   Use the Message-Digest algorithm 5 (MD5) authentication and DES encryption for v3 user configuration. (CSCtx11173)

Symptom    The KVM screen displays a blank screen.

Workaround   Use the physical monitor to change the screen resolution. The following resolutions are supported:

640x480 (8bpp)

800x600 (8bpp)

1024x768 (8bpp)

1280x1024 (8bpp)

1600x1200(8bpp)

1920x1080(8bpp)

1920x1200(8bpp)

640x480 (16bpp)

800x600 (16bpp)

1024x768 (16bpp)

1280x1024(16bpp)

1600x1200(16bpp)

1920x1080(16bpp)

1920x1200(16bpp)

640x480 (24bpp)

800x600 (24bpp)

1024x768 (24bpp)

1280x1024(24bpp)

640x480 (32bpp)

800x600(32bpp)

1024x768(32bpp)

1280x1024(32bpp) (CSCtx00839)

Symptom    Printing from Web GUI does work from Internet Exploder, but not Firefox.

Workaround   None.(CSCtc22985)

Symptom    When the LSI MegaRAID controller is used with the Cisco Flex Flash, SNMP_Inv_HDD:Disk_IDD N and RN shows 0,0,0 instead of 0,1,2 sequence.

Workaround   Use the CIMC Web GUI to query the hard drive inventory.(CSCty26155)

Symptom    When the LSI MegaRAID controller is used in conjunction with Cisco Flex Flash card, the SNMP_Inv_HDD:DiskPresence displays missing(11) instead of equipped(10).

Workaround   Use the CIMC Web GUI to query the hard drive inventory.(CSCty26198)

Symptom    When mapping a removal media using Mac Client, the USB device only supports Read-Only mode.

Workaround   Use Windows client or Linux 32 bit client.(CSCty32452)

Symptom    After upgrading MegaRAID firmware, sometimes the storage information in the CIMC Web GUI and CLI will be empty.

Workaround   Restart the CIMC to get the storage information to be populated in CIMC Web GUI and CLI.(CSCtx08443)

Symptom    Occasionally, when BIOS starts, the following message is displayed:

Error on Getting CIMC IP/MAC Address.

Workaround   This message can be ignored.(CSCtx27907 )

Symptom    Occasionally when CIMC boots, the HTTP Web UI will not start.

Workaround   Restart the CIMC.(CSCtx19968)

BIOS

Symptom    OS installation hangs when installing from Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) environment.

Workaround   EFI OS is currently not supported.(CSCtw78721)

Symptom    When a bad DIMM (which fails memory initialization) is present in one of the DIMM slots, BIOS may map out the other DIMMs in the same channel as the bad DIMM.

Workaround   Remove or replace the bad DIMM.(CSCtx85587)

Symptom    When Broadcom 5709 Gigabit Ethernet adapter is plugged into one of the PCIE slots, the server gets stuck at the BIOS post screen during the booting process.

Workaround   Upgrade the firmware on the Broadcom 5709 Gigabit Ethernet adapter to version 5.2.7 or later.(CSCtx92042)

LOM

Symptom    When the secondary iSCSI port is configured, booting from the iSCSI target results in kernel panic.

Workaround   None.(CSCty19869)

LSI

Symptom    When LSI controller is downgraded, you may view the information, for example, virtual drive, firmware, of the previous version of the LSI controller in the CIMC Web GUI and CLI.

Workaround   Restart the host machine so that the correct information is propagated to the CIMC Web GUI and CLI.(CSCtx08449)

Misc

Symptom    PSU Failure events are seen after AC Power cycling the system.

Workaround   Ignore the PSU failure events seen in SEL immediately after the AC power cycle.(CSCty38769)

VMWare

Symptom    Booting from SAN fails with UCS P81E on ESXi 4.1U2 and ESXi 5.0 and a fatal error is seen during installation.

Workaround   This issue can be resolved with an asynch FNIC driver version. The custom ISO integrated with the Cisco FNIC driver, for ESXi 4.1 U2 and ESXi 5.0, is available at www.vmware.com.(CSCtx25927)

Related Documentation

For configuration information for this release, please refer to the following:

Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller CLI Configuration Guide

Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller Configuration Guide

Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller CLI Command Reference

The following related documentation is available for the Cisco Unified Computing System:

Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Documentation Roadmap

Cisco UCS Site Preparation Guide

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco UCS

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