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Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco UCS C-Series Software, Release 1.4(7)

Contents

Introduction

Overview of the Server Models

Overview of Cisco UCS C460 and C260 Rack Servers

Overview of Cisco UCS C220 M3 and C240 M3 Rack Servers

Overview of Cisco UCS C22 M3 and C24 M3 Rack Servers

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 Software Features

Software Utilities

Supported Platforms

SNMP

Supported Storage Controllers

Resolved Caveats

Release 1.4(7h)

Release 1.4(7d)1

Release 1.4(7g)

Release 1.4(7)

Known Behaviors

Release 1.4(7f1)

Release 1.4(7)

Open Caveats

Release 1.4(7f1)

Release 1.4(7)

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for Cisco UCS C-Series Software, Release 1.4(7)


First Published Date: November 19, 2012
Part Number: OL-28367-01

This document describes the new features, system requirements, open caveats and known behaviors for C- series software release 1.4(7) 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-28367-01

A0

November 19, 2012

Created release notes for Release 1.4(7)

 

B0

January 31, 2013

Added information on Release 1.4(7f1) which is released for the following servers:

Cisco UCS-C22 M3 (SFF and LFF)

Cisco UCS-C24 M3 (SFF, and LFF)

Revised the CIMC and HUU versions for these server platforms to 1.4(7f).

Added information on release 1.4(7c1) for UCS-C240 and UCS-C220 servers.

Updated the Known Behaviors and Open Caveats sections for release 1.4(7f1).

 

C0

February 27, 2013

Added information on Release 1.4(7g) which is released on Cisco UCS C-220 servers.

Updated the Resolved Caveats section.

 

D0

March 15, 2013

Added information on Release 1.4(7d)1 which is released on Cisco UCS C260 and Cisco UCS C460 servers.

Updated the Resolved Caveats section.

 

E0

March 28, 2013

Added information on Release 1.4(7h) which is released on Cisco UCS C220 and Cisco UCS C240 servers to resolve an LSI card overheating issue.


Contents

This document includes the following sections:

Introduction

Supported Features

Resolved Caveats

Known Behaviors

Open Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Introduction

This section includes the following sections:

Overview of the Server Models

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

This section includes the following sections:

Overview of Cisco UCS C460 and C260 Rack Servers

Overview of Cisco UCS C220 M3 and C240 M3 Rack Servers

Overview of Cisco UCS C22 M3 and C24 M3 Rack Servers

Overview of Cisco UCS C460 and C260 Rack Servers

The Cisco UCS C460 High-Performance Rack-Mount Server is designed with the performance and reliability to power compute-intensive, enterprise-critical standalone applications and virtualized workloads. The system is a four-rack-unit (4RU) rack-mount server supporting up to four Intel Xeon 7500 series processors, up to 512 GB of DDR3 memory in 64 slots, and 12 small form-factor (SFF) hot-pluggable SAS and SATA disk drives. Abundant I/O capability is provided by 10 PCI Express (PCIe) slots supporting the Cisco UCS C-Series network adapters, with an eleventh PCIe slot reserved for a hard disk drive array controller card. Additional I/O is provided by two Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports, two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and two dedicated out-of-band (OOB) management ports.

The Cisco UCS C260 High-Performance Rack-Mount Server is designed with the performance and reliability to power compute-intensive, enterprise-critical standalone applications and virtualized workloads. The system is a two-rack-unit (2RU) rack-mount server supporting up to two Intel Xeon 7500 series processors, up to 1 TB of DDR3 memory in 64 slots, and 16 small form-factor (SFF) hot-pluggable SAS and SATA disk drives. Abundant I/O capability is provided by 7 PCI Express (PCIe) slots supporting the Cisco UCS C-Series network adapters and hard disk drive array controller cards. Additional I/O is provided by two Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports, two optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet LOM ports, and two dedicated out-of-band (OOB) management ports.

This server is shipped from the factory with one pre-installed Cisco Flexible Flash card. The slots for these cards are on the I/O riser.

The Cisco UCS 460 M2 and the Cisco UCS 260 M2 interfaces with Cisco UCS using the Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC); 1225 and P81E. The Cisco UCS 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 128 (P81E) or 256 (1225) 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 VIC can support network interface virtualization and Cisco® Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology.

Overview of Cisco UCS C220 M3 and C240 M3 Rack Servers

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 E5-2600 product family, 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 Virtual Interface Card (VIC); 1225 and P81E. The Cisco UCS 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 128 (P81E) or 256 (1225) 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 VIC can support network interface virtualization and Cisco® Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology.

Overview of Cisco UCS C22 M3 and C24 M3 Rack Servers

The Cisco UCS C22 M3 Rack Server is a low cost UCS server designed for both performance and density over a wide range of business workloads, including enterprise web/file/print server and HPC. The enterprise-class Cisco UCS C22 M3 server extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a 1RU form factor with the addition of the Intel Xeon E5-2400 product family. In addition, the Cisco UCS C22 M3 server offers up to two Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2400 product family processors, 12 DIMM slots, 8 disk drives, and two 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports.

The server is orderable in two different versions, each with one of two different front panel and back plane configurations:

Cisco UCS C22 M3, small form-factor (SFF) drives with 8-drive backplane

Holds up to eight 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state drives

Cisco UCS C22 M3, large form factor (LFF) drives, with 4-drive backplane)

Holds up to four 3.5-inch hard drives

The Cisco UCS C24 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 C24 M3 server further extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a 2RU form factor with the addition of the Intel® Xeon® processor Intel Xeon E5-2400 product family. The Cisco UCS C24 M3 offers up to two Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 processors, 12 DIMM slots, 24 disk drives, and two 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports.

The server is orderable in three different versions, each with one of three different front panel/backplane configurations:

Cisco UCS C24 - small form-factor (SFF) drives, with 24-drive backplane and expander

Holds up to twenty-four 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state drives.

Cisco UCS C24 - small form-factor (SFF) drives, with 16-drive backplane, and no expander

Holds up to sixteen 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state drives and enables embedded RAID to be used in the server.

Cisco UCS C24 - large form-factor (LFF) drives, with 12-drive backplane and expander

Holds up to twelve 3.5-inch hard drives

The Cisco UCS C22 M3 and the Cisco UCS C24 M3 interfaces with Cisco UCS using the Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC); 1225 and P81E. The Cisco UCS 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 128 (P81E) or 256 (1225) 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 VIC 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: Refer to any of the following:

Cisco UCS C260 Server Installation and Service Guide

Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide

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 Virtual Interface Cards

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 Virtual Interface Cards

NA

NA

x

Intel x520

x

NA

Not supported

Broadcom 57712

NA

x

x


Firmware Files

The C-Series software release 1.4(7) 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-c2x-huu-1.4.7f1.iso

ucs-c220-huu-1.4.7h.iso

ucs-c240-huu-1.4.7h.iso

ucs-c260-huu-1.4.7d1.iso

ucs-c460-huu-1.4.7d1.iso

Host Upgrade Utility

Unified Computing System (UCS) Drivers

ucs-cxx-drivers.1.4.7.iso

ucs-cxxx-drivers.1.4.7.iso

Drivers

Unified Computing System (UCS) Utilities

ucs-cxxx-utils-efi.1.4.7.iso

ucs-cxxx-utils-linux.1.4.7.iso

ucs-cxxx-utils-vmware.1.4.7.iso

ucs-cxxx-utils-windows.1.4.7.iso

Utilities

Unified Computing System (UCS) Adapter Firmware

ucs-cxxx-fw.1.4.7.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.



Note If you choose to upgrade BIOS and the CIMC individually and not from the HUU ISO, make sure to upgrade both CIMC and BIOS to the same container release. If the BIOS and the CIMC versions are from different container releases, it could result in 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 9240-8i

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9220-4i

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9220-8i

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9266CV-8i

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i

Cisco UCS VIC P81E

Cisco UCS VIC 1225

Broadcom PCI adapters

5709 Dual and Quad port adapters

57712 Dual port adapter

57711 Dual Port

57712 10GBaseT

Intel adapters

i350 Quad port adapter

X520 Dual port adapter

X540 Dual 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 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-c22-huu-1.4.7f1.iso 

Server(s)
Component
Version

C22

CIMC

1.4(7f)

BIOS

1.4.7c.0

UCS VIC P81E

2.1(1aS5) - uboot - 2.1(1aS5)

UCS VIC 1225

2.1(1aS5) - uboot - 2.1(1aS5)

LOM

Intel-i350 (4-port)

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

Intel-i350 (2-port)

1.61 - 02.12 - 2.7.111 - 1.3.98 - 5.1.01 - 2.7.111

EEPROM VERSION

1.61

CISCO VERSION

02.12

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

1.3.98

UEFI VERSION

5.1.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111

 

LSI

 

LSI-2008

2.120.274-1543

LSI-9240-8i

2.120.274-1543

LSI-9220-4i

2.120.274-1543

LSI-9220-8i

2.120.274-1543

LSI-9266-8i

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9266CV-8i

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9265-8i

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9285-8e

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9285CV-8e

3.190.55-1868

 

PCI

 

BCM-5709-Dual-Port

A0907GT7441.0-7.4.0

BCM-5709-Quad-Port

A0906GT7441.0-7.4.0

BCM-57712-Dual-Port

A1213GT7441.0

BCM-57712-10G-BaseT

A1202T7441.0

C22

INTEL-I350

1.61 - 02.03 - 2.7.111 - 1.3.98 - 5.1.01 - 2.7.111

INTEL-X520

2.7.111 - 2.2.07 - 3.2.01 - 2.7.111

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

2.2.07

UEFI VERSION

3.2.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111

 

INTEL-X540

4.03 - 02.02 - 2.7.111 - 2.2.07 - 3.2.01 - 2.7.111

EEPROM VERSION

4.03

CISCO VERSION

02.02

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

2.2.07

UEFI VERSION

3.2.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111


Table 6 Files in ucs-c24-huu-1.4.7f1.iso  

Server(s)
Component
Version

C24

CIMC

1.4(7f)

BIOS

1.4.7c.0

UCS VIC P81E

2.1(1aS5) - uboot - 2.1(1aS5)

UCS VIC 1225

2.1(1aS5) - uboot - 2.1(1aS5)

LOM

Intel-i350 (4-port)

1.5 - 02.10 - 2.7.105 - 1.3.82 - 5.0.05 - 2.7.105

EEPROM VERSION

1.5

CISCO VERSION

02.10

C24

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.105

PXE VERSION

1.3.82

UEFI VERSION

5.0.05

CLP VERSION

2.7.105

INTEL i350 (2-port)

1.61 - 02.12 - 2.7.111 - 1.3.98 - 5.1.01 - 2.7.111

EEPROM VERSION

1.61

CISCO VERSION

02.12

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

1.3.98

UEFI VERSION

5.1.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111

LSI

LSI-2008

2.120.274-1543

LSI-9240-8i

2.120.274-1543

LSI-9220-4i

2.120.274-1543

LSI-9220-8i

2.120.274-1543

LSI-9266-8i

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9266CV-8i

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9265-8i

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9285-8e

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9285CV-8e

3.190.55-1868

PCI

 

BCM-5709-Dual-Port

A0907GT7441.0-7.4.0

BCM-5709-Quad-Port

A0906GT7441.0-7.4.0

BCM-57712-Dual-Port

A1213GT7441.0

BCM-57712-10G-BaseT

A1202T7441.0

 

INTEL-I350

1.61 - 02.03 - 2.7.111 - 1.3.98 - 5.1.01 - 2.7.111

INTEL-X520

2.7.111 - 2.2.07 - 3.2.01 - 2.7.111

INTEL-I350

1.5 - 02.01 - 2.7.105 - 1.3.82 - 5.0.05 - 2.7.105

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

2.2.07

UEFI VERSION

3.2.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111

INTEL-X540

4.03 - 02.02 - 2.7.111 - 2.2.07 - 3.2.01 - 2.7.111

EEPROM VERSION

4.03

C24

CISCO VERSION

02.02

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

2.2.07

UEFI VERSION

3.2.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111


Table 7 Files in ucs-c240-huu-1.4.7h.iso

Server(s)
Component
Version

C240

CIMC

1.4(7h)

BIOS

1.4.7d.0

UCS VIC P81E

2.1(1bS4) - uboot - 2.1(1bS4)

UCS VIC 1225

2.1(1bS4) - uboot - 2.1(1bS4)

LOM

Intel-i350

1.61 - 02.12 - 2.7.111 - 1.3.98 - 5.1.01 - 2.7.111

EEPROM VERSION

1.61

CISCO VERSION

02.12

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

1.3.98

UEFI VERSION

5.1.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111

 

LSI

LSI-2008

2.120.274-1543

LSI 9240-8i

2.120.274-1543

LSI 9266-8i

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9266CV-8i

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9285-8e

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9285CV-8e

3.190.55-1868

PCI

BCM-5709-Dual-Port

A0907GT7441.0-7.4.0

BCM-5709-Quad-Port

A0906GT7441.0-7.4.0

BCM-57712-Dual-Port

A1213GT7441.0

BCM-57712-10G-BaseT

A1202T7441.0

BCM-57810-Dual-Port

A1006GT7441.0

 

INTEL-I350

1.61- 02.03 - 2.7.111 - 1.3.98 - 5.1.01 - 2.7.111

C240

INTEL-X520

2.7.111 - 2.2.07 - 3.2.01 - 2.7.111

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

2.2.07

UEFI VERSION

3.2.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111

 

INTEL X540

4.03 - 02.02 - 2.7.111 - 2.2.07 - 3.2.01 - 2.7.111

EEPROM VERSION

4.03

CISCO VERSION

02.02

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

2.2.07

UEFI VERSION

3.2.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111


Table 8 Files in ucs-c220-huu-1.4.7h.iso

Server(s)
Component
Version

C220

CIMC

1.4(7h)

BIOS

1.4.7c.0

UCS VIC P81E

2.1(1bS4) - uboot - 2.1(1bS4)

UCS VIC 1225

2.1(1bS4) - uboot - 2.1(1bS4)

LOM

Intel-i350

1.61 - 02.12 - 2.7.111 - 1.3.98 - 5.1.01 - 2.7.111

EEPROM VERSION

1.61

CISCO VERSION

02.12

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

1.3.98

UEFI VERSION

5.1.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111

LSI

 

LSI-2008

2.120.274-1543

LSI 9240-8i

2.120.274-1543

LSI 9266-8i

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9266CV-8i

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9285-8e

3.190.55-1868

LSI-9285CV-8e

3.190.55-1868

C220

PCI

BCM-5709-Dual-Port

A0907GT7441.0-7.4.0

BCM-5709-Quad-Port

A0906GT7441.0-7.4.0

BCM-57712-Dual-Port

A1213GT7441.0

BCM-57712-10G-BaseT

A1202T7441.0

BCM-57810-Dual-Port

A1006GT7441.0

 

INTEL-I350

1.61 - 02.03 - 2.7.111 - 1.3.98 - 5.1.01 - 2.7.111

INTEL-X520

2.7.111 - 2.2.07 - 3.2.01 - 2.7.111

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

2.2.07

UEFI VERSION

3.2.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111

 

INTEL-X540

4.03 - 02.02 - 2.7.111 - 2.2.07 - 3.2.01 - 2.7.111

EEPROM VERSION

4.03

CISCO VERSION

02.02

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

2.2.07

UEFI VERSION

3.2.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111


Table 9 Files in ucs-c260-huu-1.4.7d1.iso

Server(s)
Component
Version

C260M2

CIMC

1.4(7d)

BIOS

1.4.7b.0

UCS VIC P81E

2.1(1aS5) - uboot - 2.1(1aS5)

UCS VIC 1225

2.1(1aS5) - uboot - 2.1(1aS5)

LOM

 

Broadcom 5709-1GE

C260T7441-6.2

Broadcom 57712-10GE

C260T7441-6.2

8727-Phy

aa0.511

PCIe Adapters

 

BCM-5709-Dual-Port

A0907GT7441.0-7.4.0

BCM-5709-Quad-Port

A0906GT7441.0-7.4.0

BCM-57711-Dual-Port

6.2.25

BCM-57712-Dual-Port

A1213GT7441.0

BCM-57712-10G-BaseT

A1202T7441.0

BCM-57810

A1006GT7441.0

INTEL-82576-Quad-Port

1.3.32

INTEL-I350

1.61 - 02.03 - 2.7.111 - 1.3.98 - 5.1.01 - 2.7.111

INTEL X-520

2.7.111 - 2.2.07 - 3.2.01 - 2.7.111

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

 

PXE VERSION

2.2.07

UEFI VERSION

3.2.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111

 

INTEL X-540

4.03 - 02.02 - 2.7.111 - 2.2.07 - 3.2.01 - 2.7.111

EEPROM VERSION

4.03

CISCO VERSION

02.02

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

2.2.07

UEFI VERSION

3.2.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111

 

LSI

 
 

926x

2.120.233-1471


Table 10 Files in ucs-c460-huu-1.4.7d1.iso

Server(s)
Component
Version

C460M1

C460M2

CIMC

1.4(7d)

BIOS

1.4.7b.0

UCS VIC P81E

2.1(1aS5) - uboot - 2.1(1aS5)

UCS VIC 1225

2.1(1aS5) - uboot - 2.1(1aS5)

LOM

 

BCM5709C-1GE

C460T7441-6.2

BCM57711-10GE

C460T7441-6.2

BCM57711-phy

3.3/aa0.5ad

PCIe Adapters

 

BCM-5709-Dual-Port

A0907GT7441.0-7.4.0

BCM-5709-Quad-Port

A0906GT7441.0-7.4.0

BCM-57711-Dual-Port

6.2.25

BCM-57712-Dual-Port

A1213GT7441.0

BCM-57712-10G-BaseT

A1202T7441.0

BCM-57810-Dual-Port

A1006GT7441.0

INTEL-82576-Quad-Port

1.3.32

INTEL-I350

1.61 - 02.03 - 2.7.111 - 1.3.98 - 5.1.01 - 2.7.111

INTEL-X520

2.7.111 - 2.2.07 - 3.2.01 - 2.7.111

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

2.2.07

UEFI VERSION

3.2.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111

 

INTEL-X540

4.03 - 02.02 - 2.7.111 - 2.2.07 - 3.2.01 - 2.7.111

 

EEPROM VERSION

4.03

CISCO VERSION

02.02

iSCSI VERSION

2.7.111

PXE VERSION

2.2.07

UEFI VERSION

3.2.01

CLP VERSION

2.7.111

 

LSI

 
 

9260-8i

2.120.233-1471

 

9240-8i

2.120.274-1543


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 Virtual Interface Cards firmware to compatible levels.


Note When upgrading the CIMC firmware for the UCS C-series M3 platforms, ensure that you update using the full image (for example upd-pkg-c2XX-m3-cimc.full.*.bin).


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 includes the following topics:

Supported Software Features

Software Utilities

Supported Platforms

SNMP

Supported Software Features

The following new software features are supported in the Release 1.4(7):

Support for Single Wire Management using UCS Manager 2.1(1) and VIC 1225.

HUU Upgrade of Intel X520 and X540 PCIe adapters

Windows 8 management client support

Windows 2012 VIC support

Chassis components firmware update using the update-all command in the chassis/firmware scope

An AC power cycle may be required for the new firmware to take effect.

Defect fixes

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:

Availability of HUU, SCU on the USB as bootable images. The USB also contains driver ISO, and can be accessed from the host operating system.

Supported Platforms

The following platforms are supported in Release 1.4(7):

UCS-C460

UCS-C260

UCS-C220

UCS-C240

UCS-C22

UCS-C24

SNMP

The supported MIB definition for Release 1.4(3) and later releases 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:

In C22

MegaRAID 9265CV-8i

MegaRAID 9240-8i

MegaRAID 9220-8i

MegaRAID 9220-4i

In C24

MegaRAID 9265CV-8i

MegaRAID 9240-8i

MegaRAID 9220-8i

In C220 and C240

Cisco UCSC RAID SAS 2008M-8i

LSI-9266CV-8i

LSI-9266-8i

In C460 and C260

9260-8i

9240-8i

9261-8i

Resolved Caveats

Release 1.4(7h)

CIMC

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

Workaround   None (CSCue95493)

Release 1.4(7d)1

The following caveat was resolved in 1.4(7d)1 release:

BIOS

Symptom    Allow the user to manage the memory refresh rates from the BIOS setup menu.

Workaround   None (CSCuf28394)

Release 1.4(7g)

The following caveats were resolved in 1.4(7g) release:

BIOS

Symptom    Allow the user to manage the memory refresh rates from the BIOS setup menu.

Workaround   None (CSCuf28394)

CIMC

Symptom    LSI 9266 cards on C220-M3 servers get overheated when the system is idle.

Workaround   None (CSCue68150)

Release 1.4(7)

The following caveats were resolved in 1.4(7) 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    The SEL event is not logged in the OS Watchdog timer expiration.

Workaround   None. (CSCtz77929)

Symptom    RAID subsystem Virtual Drive write performance can drop without warning from the CIMC.

Workaround   There is no immediate solution to the notification problem from the CIMC in current releases. You can try the following workarounds:

Run regularly scheduled refresh cycles during non-peak load to prevent this issue.

Monitor the BBU (Battery Backup Unit) charge information periodically to know the charge status.

Configure standard host-based tools for monitoring and alerting. (CSCub12581)

Symptom    C260 and C460 cannot disable LOM ports in BIOS. This is useful for hiding LOM ports from operating system.

Workaround   None (CSCua34833)

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)

BIOS

Symptom    Server may get stuck at boot, displaying "Configuring and Testing memory...", in turn causing discovery failure.

Workaround   No workaround. Please upgrade to BIOS version 1.4.5d.0 or later. (CSCuc32377)

Symptom    BIOS cannot operate 3 RDIMMS Per Channel (3DPC) at 1333 MHz on C240 servers.

Workaround   None. (CSCuc70489)

Symptom    If you set the Console Redirection as Enabled and update the BIOS to Release 1.4(6), on the next system boot, the Console Redirection is seen as Disabled instead of "Com0" as Console Redirection was enabled in the previous boot.

Workaround   Set the Console Redirection as required after the BIOS update.(CSCua93020)

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)

LSI

Symptom    The rebuild of drives fail if the RAID group contains both SAS and SATA hard disks.

Workaround   Using both SAS and SATA drives together in the RAID group is not recommended. (CSCtz63094)

Symptom    The server is unable to boot to the OS.

Workaround   Try the following workarounds:

Restart the server again.

If rebooting does not fix the issue, then enter the WebBIOS using Cntrl+H during BIOS POST when LSI controller OPROM is seen. In WebBIOS, navigate to the Logical Drive Tabs and set the Virtual drive in which the OS is installed and restart the server. This will result in successful booting to the OS. (CSCua92555)

Symptom    When the host dispatches the OptionROM for LSI Adapters, it displays the following message:

Adapter at BaseBoard is not responding. No MegaRAID Adapter installed

Workaround   Restart the host by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del or restart the server from CIMC Web GUI. (CSCua80224)

Symptom    The following issues are observed in Cisco UCS C460 servers with Qlogic 4Gbps HBA in a generation 1 PCI slot:

Host OS resets

Storage LUNs might become unavailable.

This issue is observed in slot 8.

Workaround   Move Qlogic 4 Gbps HBA to a generation 2 slot and do not use it in slot 8. (CSCub58866)

Symptom    When the 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 part of the RAID array and also on the adjacent hard disk which is not part of the RAID group.

Workaround   None. You can ignore the Activity LED running on the adjacent hard disk of the RAID array as there is no actual I/O running on this hard disk. (CSCtz10983)

Misc

Symptom    Virtual Interface Card (VIC) does not support Microsoft Windows 2012 on C-series Platforms in 1.4(6), 1.4(6d) and 1.4(3o).

Workaround   None (CSCub95871)

Known Behaviors

Release 1.4(7f1)

The following caveats were resolved in 1.4(7f1) release:

CIMC

Symptom    In the CLI and WebUI, sometimes all the physical drives connected to the storage controller are not shown under the CIMC Storage tab.

Workaround   LSI option ROM shows all connected Physical drive information. (CSCue17502)

Symptom    In the CLI and WebUI, sometimes the created Virtual Drives (VD) are not shown under the CIMC Storage tab.

Workaround   LSI option ROM shows all Virtual drive details. (CSCue17546)

Symptom    SNMP Storage Inventory shows RAID battery information even when a battery is not connected physically.

Workaround   Read the battery information from the LSI WEB BIOS, if needed. (CSCue07915)

Release 1.4(7)

This section lists the known behaviors for release 1.4(7):

CIMC

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

Workaround   None (CSCua25496)

Symptom    PSU firmware revision may only be partially available when the PSU does not have AC power. The issue happens when the chassis has two PSUs present but one PSU does not have AC power. On the PSU without AC power, only 4 PSU firmware digits may be displayed instead of the full 8.

Workaround   Connect AC power to the PSU. The full firmware revision will then be available. (CSCtx43305)

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    Duplicate SNMP traps are obtained when you insert Fan 2,4 and 5 in Cisco C22.

Workaround   None. (CSCua11831)

Symptom    The SNMP Hard Disk Inventory starts numbering with 0 while the CIMC HDD sensor starts with 1.

Workaround   None. This symptom occurs because the SNMP Hard disk inventory matches with the storage inventory and both starts with index 0. The hard disk sensor numbering starts with 1 because it matches with the label in the SKU. You need to be aware of the difference and map it accordingly while browsing for a specific HDD detail across sensors and storage inventory. (CSCty58229)

Symptom    When you power on the chassis with some PS power cables disconnected, the system health LED on the front panel stays green, though some power supplies have no input voltage.

Workaround   Connect all cables from APC power to the power supply securely. (CSCtg92856)

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

Workaround   None.(CSCtr37876)

BIOS

Symptom    Bus number for the Mezz, slot2 on C220 and slot4, 5 on C240 has changed. For this reason, HW raid adaptor firmware upgrade through UCSM fails on C220/C240 rack servers.

Workaround   Re-acknowledging the rack server will solve the issue.(CSCuc81667)

Symptom    LSI Web BIOS may not launch on pressing Ctrl+H. This happens only UEFI Shell or UEFI native boot entity is set as the first boot device in boot order.

Workaround   During BIOS post, press F6 to bringup the boot override list and select the appropriate entry to launch the Web BIOS. (CSCuc75369)

Symptom    TPM operation triggered from OS not carried out by bios.

Workaround   Starting from this release, the BIOS admin password needs to be installed for TPM operation to work seamlessly.(CSCuc52983)

Symptom    When BIOS console redirection is enabled, the keyboard can stop working in the Broadcom PCIe option ROM at some baud rates.

Workaround   Disable the BIOS console redirection.(CSCtq84425)

Symptom    Serial port B cannot be enabled for console redirection in the Server Management —> Console Redirection page of the BIOS setup.

Workaround   Serial port B is primarily used for SOL functionality. The BIOS will start redirecting console messages to serial port B if SOL is enabled. You should enable SOL through BMC to get console redirection messages through serial port B. (CSCtf54851)

Symptom    If the current CIMC networking mode is shipping mode, then the BIOS F8 CIMC configuration utility does not allow a new networking mode and IP address to be set at the same time.

Workaround   Set the new networking mode, save, then set the new IP address and save again. (CSCth71350)

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

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

LOM

Symptom    Boot protocol selection (PXE, iSCSI or FCoE) cannot be done from option ROM configuration menu on Intel LOM/Adapters.

Workaround   Intel does not support boot protocol selection in the option ROM configuration menu. In order to change boot protocol, an Intel utility "bootutil" must be used. This utility is available for DOS, UEFI and Linux and is distributed on Cisco driver disk. The syntax is

bootutil -nic=<port> -bootenable=[pxe | iscsiprimary | iscsisecondary | fcoe|disable]
 
   

Once the boot protocol is selected the rest of the parameters can be configured either from the option ROM configuration menu or with bootutil. (CSCtx85320)

Symptom    Old Broadcom 10 GE network drivers may not be compatible with new 10GE firmware. The operating system may crash if booted with old drivers and new firmware.

Workaround   Upgrade drivers before upgrading firmware. (CSCuc09231)

OS Install

Symptom    During a Linux installation (seen during RHEL6.3 installation), the vKVM display goes green with a message saying "Out of Range."

Workaround   Follow one of the following methods:

Either use a local monitor for the entire installation process, or do not use a local monitor at all during the installation process. The installation can complete entirely over vKVM or entirely via a locally attached monitor.

At the beginning of the installation process, force the video resolution to a size supported by the vKVM subsystem.

To do this, edit the boot options presented at the "Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3!" screen.

In this screen, select the "Install or upgrade an existing system" option, and hit the <tab> key to edit the kernel options.

Add resolution=1024x768 to the end of the options.(CSCuc33956)

Web UI

Symptom    Printing from Web UI will work from Internet Explorer, but not Firefox.

Workaround   None. (CSCtc22985)

Open Caveats

Release 1.4(7f1)

This section lists the open caveats for release 1.4(7f1):

CIMC

Symptom    The PWRGD Sensor's Normal events are logged in the SEL during the CIMC boot and Host boot.

Workaround   These are expected events and can be ignored. (CSCue10121)

Symptom    The DRAM_PWRGD Sensor Reading is not shown.

Workaround   None (CSCue16859)

BIOS

Symptom    When upgrading the C24 M3 server from 1.4.7a version to 1.4.7f version using the HUU (option to upgrade all), the server fans run at almost double the speed that they were running at on 1.4.7a version.

Workaround   None (CSCuf08450)

Release 1.4(7)

This section lists the open caveats for release 1.4(7):

CIMC

Symptom    LSI storage controllers with external ports (-8e cards) do not show up in CIMC local storage management.

Workaround   There is no workaround. (CSCud18756)

Symptom    Repeated VIC adapter resets using CIMC Web UI or CLI adapter-reset can cause VIC card to hang.

Workaround   Do not reset the VIC adapter unless necessary. It should normally never be necessary to reset the VIC adapter manually. (CSCuc83809)

Symptom    vmedia is not usable in BIOS boot order when using a VIC P81E card.

Workaround   No workaround. This is a known behavior with P81e card. This card gets reset during host reboot, due to that vKVM and vMedia sessions are getting closed and BIOS boot order is lost due to power savings mode. The new generation VIC 1225 card does not have this issue if CIMC network mode is configured to cisco_card.(CSCud08544)

Intel Adapter

Symptom    When multiple Intel network adapters are present and you enter the iSCSI configuration from one card, it allows you to change the configuration on all Intel cards. After the change, when one of the cards is removed, it appears that the option ROM of the remaining cards is overwritten by the card that was removed.

Workaround   Enter the iSCSI configuration of the card that must be modified. Do not modify other cards when they are visible. This issue is only with iSCSI configuration and not with PXE configuration. (CSCuc52172)

BIOS

Symptom    EFI shell cimcconfig does not work on C260 and C460.

Workaround   Press F8 from BIOS POST instead to start the CIMC config tool. (CSCuc40505)

Symptom    CIMC System Event Log reports "System Software event: Post sensor, HECI or ME Firmware initialization failed [0x5301] was asserted".

Workaround   None (CSCua51565).

Symptom    Continuous beep sound is heard when the system is powered on.

Workaround   Wait for few seconds before turning on the power to the system after the AC power cord is plugged in.(CSCtz11862)

LSI

Symptom    When a drive rebuild is ongoing in C420 and C260 servers, the SEL will show the following entries for the drive on which the rebuild is occurring:

Platform alert LED_HLTH_STATUS #0x01 | LED color is amber | Asserted
Drive slot (Bay) HDD4_STATUS #0xe8 | Drive Fault | Deasserted

Workaround   Ignore these messages as they do not indicate a bad drive. When the rebuild is done, the messages do not show up in the SEL. (CSCuc45639)

Symptom    SSD Caching is enabled even when SSD is not part of the virtual drive.

Workaround   None. When virtual drives do not have SSD, there is no impact to performance. (CSCuc13837)

Symptom    The LSI controller CLI Application MegaCli does not properly work under Windows Power Shell. A failure message is displayed when creating virtual drives for RAID levels 1,5,10,50 and 60.

Workaround   MegaCli is not supported in Power Shell. Use the command prompt on Windows for running all MegaCli commands and options. (CSCub49559)

Symptom    OS installs with LSI inbox drivers even if its pointed to out of box driver v00.00.06.18.

Workaround   Reinstall the drivers after OS install, which has dkms.rpm as dependency or use inbox drivers. (CSCuc39070)

Web UI

Symptom    Sometimes, on Windows 2008 servers and Internet Explorer 8.0 version, the CIMC WEB UI login prompt will not be seen.

Workaround   Add CIMC IP to IE 8.0 trusted sites list. In the Internet Explorer window, click Tools -> Internet options -> Security -> Trusted Sites -> Sites -> Add. (CSCuc19323)

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

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What's New in Cisco Product Documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html.

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