Cisco UCS Manager CLI Configuration Guide, Release 1.4
Configuring Service Profiles
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Configuring Service Profiles

Contents

Configuring Service Profiles

This chapter includes the following sections:

Service Profiles that Inherit Server Identity

This hardware-based service profile is the simplest to use and create. This profile uses the default values in the server and mimics the management of a rack-mounted server. It is tied to a specific server and cannot be moved or migrated to another server.

You do not need to create pools or configuration policies to use this service profile.

This service profile inherits and applies the identity and configuration information that is present at the time of association, such as the following:

  • MAC addresses for the two NICs
  • For a converged network adapter or a virtual interface card, the WWN addresses for the two HBAs
  • BIOS versions
  • Server UUID
Important:

The server identity and configuration information inherited through this service profile may not be the values burned into the server hardware at manufacture if those values were changed before this profile is associated with the server.

Service Profiles that Override Server Identity

This type of service profile provides the maximum amount of flexibility and control. This profile allows you to override the identity values that are on the server at the time of association and use the resource pools and policies set up in Cisco UCS Manager to automate some administration tasks.

You can disassociate this service profile from one server and then associate it with another server. This re-association can be done either manually or through an automated server pool policy. The burned-in settings, such as UUID and MAC address, on the new server are overwritten with the configuration in the service profile. As a result, the change in server is transparent to your network. You do not need to reconfigure any component or application on your network to begin using the new server.

This profile allows you to take advantage of and manage system resources through resource pools and policies, such as the following:

  • Virtualized identity information, including pools of MAC addresses, WWN addresses, and UUIDs
  • Ethernet and Fibre Channel adapter profile policies
  • Firmware package policies
  • Operating system boot order policies

Unless the service profile contains power management policies, a server pool qualification policy, or another policy that requires a specific hardware configuration, the profile can be used for any type of server in the Cisco UCS instance.

You can associate these service profiles with either a rack-mount server or a blade server. The ability to migrate the service profile depends upon whether you choose to restrict migration of the service profile.


Note


If you choose not to restrict migration, Cisco UCS Manager does not perform any compatibility checks on the new server before migrating the existing service profile. If the hardware of both servers are not similar, the association may fail.


Service Profile Templates

With a service profile template, you can quickly create several service profiles with the same basic parameters, such as the number of vNICs and vHBAs, and with identity information drawn from the same pools.


Tip


If you need only one service profile with similar values to an existing service profile, you can clone a service profile in the Cisco UCS Manager GUI.


For example, if you need several service profiles with similar values to configure servers to host database software, you can create a service profile template, either manually or from an existing service profile. You then use the template to create the service profiles.

Cisco UCS supports the following types of service profile templates:

Initial template

Service profiles created from an initial template inherit all the properties of the template. However, after you create the profile, it is no longer connected to the template. If you need to make changes to one or more profiles created from this template, you must change each profile individually.

Updating template

Service profiles created from an updating template inherit all the properties of the template and remain connected to the template. Any changes to the template automatically update the service profiles created from the template.

Guidelines and Recommendations for Service Profiles

In addition to any guidelines or recommendations that are specific to policies and pools included in service profiles and service profile templates, such as the local disk configuration policy, you need to be aware of the following guidelines and recommendations that impact the ability to associate a service profile with a server:

Limit to the Number of vNICs that Can Be Configured on a Rack-Mount Server

You can configure up to 56 vNICs per supported adapter, such as the Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card (N2XX-ACPCI01), on any rack-mount server that is integrated with Cisco UCS Manager.

No Power Capping Support for Rack-Mount Servers

Power capping is not supported for rack servers. If you include a power control policy in a service profile that is associated with a rack-mount server, the policy is not implemented.

Creating a Service Profile Template

Procedure
      Command or Action Purpose
    Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

    Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name .

     
    Step 2 UCS-A /org # create service-profile profile-name {initial-template | updating-template}  

    Creates the specified service profile template and enters organization service profile mode.

    Enter a unique profile-name to identify this service profile template.

    This name can be between 2 and 32 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

     
    Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set bios-policy policy-name  

    Associates the specified BIOS policy with the service profile.

     
    Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set boot-policy policy-name  

    Associates the specified boot policy with the service profile.

     
    Step 5 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set descr description   (Optional)

    Provides a description for the service profile.

    Note   

    If your description includes spaces, special characters, or punctuation, you must begin and end your description with quotation marks. The quotation marks will not appear in the description field of any show command output.

     
    Step 6 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set dynamic-vnic-conn-policy policy-name  

    Associates the specified dynamic vNIC connection policy with the service profile.

     
    Step 7 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set ext-mgmt-ip-state {none | pooled}  

    Specifies how the management IP address will be assigned to the service profile.

    You can set the management IP address policy using the following options:
    • None-- The service profile is not assigned an IP address.
    • Pooled-- The service profile is assigned an IP address from the management IP pool.
    Note   

    Setting the management IP address to static for a service profile template will result in an error.

     
    Step 8 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set host-fw-policy policy-name  

    Associates the specified host firmware policy with the service profile.

     
    Step 9 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set identity {dynamic-uuid {uuid | derived} | dynamic-wwnn {wwnn | derived} | uuid-pool pool-name | wwnn-pool pool-name}  

    Specifies how the server acquires a UUID or WWNN. You can do one of the following:

    • Create a unique UUID in the form nnnnnnnn-nnnn-nnnn-nnnnnnnnnnnn .
    • Derive the UUID from the one burned into the hardware at manufacture.
    • Use a UUID pool.
    • Create a unique WWNN in the form hh : hh : hh : hh : hh : hh : hh : hh .
    • Derive the WWNN from one burned into the hardware at manufacture.
    • Use a WWNN pool.
     
    Step 10 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set ipmi-access-profile profile-name  

    Associates the specified IPMI access profile with the service profile.

     
    Step 11 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set local-disk-policy policy-name  

    Associates the specified local disk policy with the service profile.

     
    Step 12 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set maint-policy policy-name  

    Associates the specified maintenance policy with the service profile.

     
    Step 13 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set mgmt-fw-policy policy-name  

    Associates the specified management firmware policy with the service profile.

     
    Step 14 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set power-control-policy policy-name  

    Associates the specified power control policy with the service profile.

     
    Step 15 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set scrub-policy policy-name  

    Associates the specified scrub policy with the service profile.

     
    Step 16 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set sol-policy policy-name  

    Associates the specified serial over LAN policy with the service profile.

     
    Step 17 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set stats-policy policy-name  

    Associates the specified statistics policy with the service profile.

     
    Step 18 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set user-label label-name  

    Specifies the user label associated with the service profile.

     
    Step 19 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set vcon {1 | 2} selection {all | assigned-only | exclude-dynamic | exclude-unassigned}  

    Specifies the selection preference for the specified vCon.

     
    Step 20 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set vcon-profile policy-name  

    Associates the specified vNIC/vHBA placement profile with the service profile.

    Note   

    You can either assign a vNIC/vHBA placement profile to the service profile, or set vCon selection preferences for the service profile, but you do not need to do both.

     
    Step 21 UCS-A /org/service-profile # commit-buffer  

    Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

     

    The following example creates a service profile template and commits the transaction:

    UCS-A# scope org /
    UCS-A /org* # create service-profile ServTemp2 updating-template
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set bios-policy biospol1
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set boot-policy bootpol32
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set descr "This is a service profile example."
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set dynamic-vnic-conn-policy mydynvnicconnpolicy
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set ext-mgmt-ip-state pooled
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set host-fw-policy ipmi-user987
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set identity dynamic-uuid derived
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set ipmi-access-profile ipmiProf16
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set local-disk-policy localdiskpol33
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set maint-policy maintpol4
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set mgmt-fw-policy mgmtfwpol75
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set power-control-policy powcontrpol13
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set scrub-policy scrubpol55
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set sol-policy solpol2
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set stats-policy statspol4
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set user-label mylabel
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # vcon-policy myvconnpolicy
    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # commit-buffer
    UCS-A /org/service-profile # 
    
    What to Do Next

    • (Optional) Configure a boot definition for the service profile. Use this option only if you have not associated a boot policy with the service profile.
    • Create a service profile instance from the service profile template.

    Creating a Service Profile Instance from a Service Profile Template

    Before You Begin

    Verify that there is a service profile template from which to create a service profile instance.

    Procedure
        Command or Action Purpose
      Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

      Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name .

       
      Step 2 UCS-A /org # create service-profile profile-name instance  

      Creates the specified service profile instance and enters organization service profile mode.

      Enter a unique profile-name to identify this service profile template.

      This name can be between 2 and 32 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

       
      Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set src-templ-name profile-name  

      Specifies the source service profile template to apply to the service profile instance. All configuration settings from the service profile template will be applied to the service profile instance.

       
      Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile # commit-buffer  

      Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

       

      The following example creates a service profile instance named ServProf34, applies the service profile template named ServTemp2, and commits the transaction:

      UCS-A# scope org /
      UCS-A /org* # create service-profile ServProf34 instance
      UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set src-templ-name ServTemp2
      UCS-A /org/service-profile* # commit-buffer
      UCS-A /org/service-profile #
      
      What to Do Next

      Associate the service profile to a server, rack server, or server pool.

      Creating a Hardware Based Service Profile

      Procedure
          Command or Action Purpose
        Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

        Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name .

         
        Step 2 UCS-A /org # create service-profile profile-name instance  

        Creates the specified service profile instance and enters organization service profile mode.

        Enter a unique profile-name to identify this service profile template.

        This name can be between 2 and 32 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

         
        Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set bios-policy policy-name  

        Associates the specified BIOS policy with the service profile.

         
        Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set boot-policy policy-name  

        Associates the specified boot policy with the service profile.

         
        Step 5 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set descr description   (Optional)

        Provides a description for the service profile.

        Note   

        If your description includes spaces, special characters, or punctuation, you must begin and end your description with quotation marks. The quotation marks will not appear in the description field of any show command output.

         
        Step 6 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set dynamic-vnic-conn-policy policy-name  

        Associates the specified dynamic vNIC connection policy with the service profile.

         
        Step 7 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set ext-mgmt-ip-state {none | pooled | static}  

        Specifies how the management IP address will be assigned to the service profile.

        You can set the management IP address policy using the following options:
        • None-- The service profile is not assigned an IP address.
        • Pooled-- The service profile is assigned an IP address from the management IP pool.
        • Static-- The service profile is assigned the configured static IP address.
         
        Step 8 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set host-fw-policy ipmi-user-name  

        Associates the specified host forwarding policy with the service profile.

         
        Step 9 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set identity {dynamic-uuid {uuid | derived} | dynamic-wwnn {wwnn | derived} | uuid-pool pool-name | wwnn-pool pool-name}  

        Specifies how the server acquires a UUID or WWNN. You can do one of the following:

        • Create a unique UUID in the form nnnnnnnn-nnnn-nnnn-nnnnnnnnnnnn.
        • Derive the UUID from the one burned into the hardware at manufacture.
        • Use a UUID pool.
        • Create a unique WWNN in the form hh : hh : hh : hh : hh : hh : hh : hh .
        • Derive the WWNN from one burned into the hardware at manufacture.
        • Use a WWNN pool.
         
        Step 10 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set ipmi-access-profile profile-name  

        Associates the specified IPMI access profile with the service profile.

         
        Step 11 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set local-disk-policy policy-name  

        Associates the specified local disk policy with the service profile.

         
        Step 12 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set maint-policy policy-name  

        Associates the specified maintenance policy with the service profile.

         
        Step 13 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set mgmt-fw-policy policy-name  

        Associates the specified management forwarding policy with the service profile.

         
        Step 14 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set power-control-policy policy-name  

        Associates the specified power control policy with the service profile.

         
        Step 15 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set scrub-policy policy-name  

        Associates the specified scrub policy with the service profile.

         
        Step 16 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set sol-policy policy-name  

        Associates the specified serial over LAN policy with the service profile.

         
        Step 17 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set stats-policy policy-name  

        Associates the specified statistics policy with the service profile.

         
        Step 18 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set user-label label-name  

        Specifies the user label associated with the service profile.

         
        Step 19 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set vcon {1 | 2} selection {all | assigned-only | exclude-dynamic | exclude-unassigned}  

        Specifies the selection preference for the specified vCon.

         
        Step 20 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set vcon-policy policy-name  

        Associates the specified vNIC/vHBA placement policy with the service profile.

        Note   

        You can either assign a vNIC/vHBA placement profile to the service profile, or set vCon selection preferences for the service profile, but you do not need to do both.

         
        Step 21 UCS-A /org/service-profile # commit-buffer  

        Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

         

        The following example creates a service profile instance and commits the transaction:

        UCS-A# scope org /
        UCS-A /org* # create service-profile ServInst90 instance
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set bios-policy biospol1
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set boot-policy bootpol32
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set descr "This is a service profile example."
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set ext-mgmt-ip-state pooled
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set host-fw-policy ipmi-user987
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set identity dynamic-uuid derived
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set ipmi-access-profile ipmiProf16
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set local-disk-policy localdiskpol33
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set maint-policy maintpol4
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set mgmt-fw-policy mgmtfwpol75
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set power-control-policy powcontrpol13
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set scrub-policy scrubpol55
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set sol-policy solpol2
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set stats-policy statspol4
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # set user-label mylabel
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # vcon-policy myvconnpolicy
        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # commit-buffer
        UCS-A /org/service-profile # 
        
        What to Do Next

        • (Optional) Configure a boot definition for the service profile. Use this option only if you have not associated a boot policy with the service profile.
        • Associate the service profile with a blade server, server pool, or rack server.

        Configuring a vNIC for a Service Profile

        Procedure
            Command or Action Purpose
          Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

          Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name .

           
          Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

          Enters organization service profile mode for the specified service.

           
          Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # create vnic vnic-name [eth-if eth-if-name] [fabric {a | b}]  

          Creates a vNIC for the specified service profile and enters organization service profile vNIC mode.

           
          Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # set adapter-policy policy-name  

          Specifies the adapter policy to use for the vNIC.

           
          Step 5 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # set identity {dynamic-mac {mac-addr | derived} | mac-pool mac-pool-name}  

          Specifies the identity (MAC address) for the vNIC. You can set the identity using one of the following options:

          • Create a unique MAC address in the form nn : nn : nn : nn : nn : nn .
          • Derive the MAC address from one burned into the hardware at manufacture.
          • Assign a MAC address from a MAC pool.
           
          Step 6 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # set mtu size-num  

          Specified the maximum transmission unit, or packet size, that the vNIC accepts.

           
          Step 7 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # set nw-control-policy policy-name  

          Specifies the network control policy to use for the vNIC.

           
          Step 8 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # set order {order-num | unspecified}  

          Specifies the relative order for the vNIC.

           
          Step 9 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # set pin-group group-name  

          Specifies the pin group to use for the vNIC.

           
          Step 10 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # set qos-policy policy-name  

          Specifies the QoS policy to use for the vNIC.

           
          Step 11 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # set stats-policy policy-name  

          Specifies the stats policy to use for the vNIC.

           
          Step 12 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # set template-name policy-name  

          Specifies the dynamic vNIC connectivity policy to use for the vNIC.

           
          Step 13 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # set vcon {1 | 2 | any}  

          Assigns the vNIC to the specified vCon. Use the any keyword to have Cisco UCS Manager automatically assign the vNIC.

           
          Step 14 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # commit-buffer  

          Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

           

          The following example configures a vNIC for a service profile and commits the transaction:

          UCS-A# scope org /
          UCS-A /org* # scope service-profile ServInst90
          UCS-A /org/service-profile* # create vnic vnic3 fabric a
          UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic* # set adapter-policy AdaptPol2
          UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic* # set identity mac-pool MacPool3
          UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic* # set mtu 8900
          UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic* # set nw-control-policy ncp5
          UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic* # set order 0
          UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic* # set pin-group EthPinGroup12
          UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic* # set qos-policy QosPol5
          UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic* # set stats-policy StatsPol2
          UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic* # set template-name VnicConnPol3
          UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic* # set set vcon any
          UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic* # commit-buffer
          UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # 
          

          Configuring a vHBA for a Service Profile

          Procedure
              Command or Action Purpose
            Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

            Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name .

             
            Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

            Enters organization service profile mode for the specified service.

             
            Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # create vhba vhba-name [fabric {a | b}] [fc-if fc-if-name]  

            Creates a vHBA for the specified service profile and enters organization service profile vHBA mode.

             
            Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # set adapter-policy policy-name  

            Specifies the adapter policy to use for the vHBA.

             
            Step 5 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # set admin-vcon {1 | 2 | any}  

            Assigns the vHBA to one or all virtual network interface connections.

             
            Step 6 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # set identity {dynamic-wwpn {wwpn | derived} | wwpn-pool wwn-pool-name}  

            Specifies the storage identity (world wide port name [WWPN]) for the vHBA. You can set the storage identity using one of the following options:

            • Create a unique WWPN in the form hh : hh : hh : hh : hh : hh : hh : hh .
            • Derive the WWPN from one burned into the hardware at manufacture.
            • Assign a WWPN from a WWN pool.
             
            Step 7 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # set max-field-size size-num  

            Specifies the maximum size of the Fibre Channel frame payload (in bytes) that the vHBA supports.

             
            Step 8 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # set order {order-num | unspecified}  

            Specifies the PCI scan order for the vHBA.

             
            Step 9 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # set pers-bind {disabled | enabled}  

            Disables or enables persistent binding to Fibre Channel targets.

             
            Step 10 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # set pin-group group-name  

            Specifies the pin group to use for the vHBA.

             
            Step 11 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # set qos-policy policy-name  

            Specifies the QoS policy to use for the vHBA.

             
            Step 12 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # set stats-policy policy-name  

            Specifies the stats policy to use for the vHBA.

             
            Step 13 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # set template-name policy-name  

            Specifies the vHBA SAN connectivity policy to use for the vHBA.

             
            Step 14 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # commit-buffer  

            Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

             

            The following example configures a vHBA for a service profile and commits the transaction:

            UCS-A# scope org /
            UCS-A /org* # scope service-profile ServInst90
            UCS-A /org/service-profile* # create vhba vhba3 fabric b
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # set adapter-policy AdaptPol2
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # set set admin-vcon any
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # set admin-vcon any
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # set identity wwpn-pool SanPool7
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # set max-field-size 2112
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # set order 0
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # set pers-bind enabled
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # set pin-group FcPinGroup12
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # set qos-policy QosPol5
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # set stats-policy StatsPol2
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # set template-name SanConnPol3
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # commit-buffer
            UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # 
            

            Configuring a Local Disk for a Service Profile

            Procedure
                Command or Action Purpose
              Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

              Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name.

               
              Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

              Enters organization service profile mode for the specified service profile.

               
              Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # create local-disk-config  

              Creates a local disk configuration for the service profile and enters organization service profile local disk configuration mode.

               
              Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config # set descr description   (Optional)

              Provides a description for the local disk configuration.

               
              Step 5 UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config # set mode {any-configuration | no-local-storage | no-raid | raid-0-striped | raid-1-mirrored | raid-5-striped-parity | raid-6-striped-dual-parity | raid-10-mirrored-and-striped}  

              Specifies the mode for the local disk.

               
              Step 6 UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config # create partition  

              Creates a partition for the local disk and enters organization service profile local disk configuration partition mode.

               
              Step 7 UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config/partition # set descr description   (Optional)

              Provides a description for the partition.

               
              Step 8 UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config/partition # set size {size-num | unspecified}  

              Specifies the partition size in MBytes.

               
              Step 9 UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config/partition # set type {ext2 | ext3 | fat32 | none | ntfs | swap}  

              Specifies the partition type.

               
              Step 10 UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config/partition # commit-buffer  

              Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

               

              The following example configures a local disk for a service profile and commits the transaction:

              UCS-A# scope org /
              UCS-A /org # scope service-profile ServInst90
              UCS-A /org/service-profile # scope boot-definition
              UCS-A /org/service-profile # create local-disk-config
              UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config* # set mode raid-1-mirrored
              UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config* # create partition
              UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config/partition* # set size 1000000
              UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config/partition* # set type ntfs
              UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config/partition* # commit-buffer
              UCS-A /org/service-profile/local-disk-config/partition # 
              

              Configuring Serial over LAN for a Service Profile

              Procedure
                  Command or Action Purpose
                Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

                Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name .

                 
                Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

                Enters organization service profile mode for the specified service.

                 
                Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # create sol-config  

                Creates a serial over LAN configuration for the service profile and enters organization service profile SoL configuration mode.

                 
                Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile/sol-config # {disable | enable}  

                Disables or enables the serial over LAN configuration for the service profile.

                 
                Step 5 UCS-A /org/service-profile/sol-config # set descr description   (Optional)

                Provides a description for the serial over LAN configuration.

                 
                Step 6 UCS-A /org/service-profile/sol-config # set speed {115200 | 19200 | 38400 | 57600 | 9600}  

                Specifies the serial baud rate.

                 
                Step 7 UCS-A /org/service-profile/sol-config # commit-buffer  

                Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

                 

                The following example configures serial over LAN for the service profile named ServInst90 and commits the transaction:

                UCS-A# scope org /
                UCS-A /org # scope service-profile ServInst90
                UCS-A /org/service-profile # create sol-config
                UCS-A /org/service-profile/sol-config* # enable
                UCS-A /org/service-profile/sol-config* # set descr "Sets serial over LAN to 9600 baud."
                UCS-A /org/service-profile/sol-config* # set speed 9600
                UCS-A /org/service-profile/sol-config* # commit-buffer
                UCS-A /org/service-profile/sol-config # 
                

                Service Profile Boot Definition Configuration

                Configuring a Boot Definition for a Service Profile

                Procedure
                    Command or Action Purpose
                  Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

                  Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name .

                   
                  Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

                  Enters organization service profile mode for the the specified service.

                   
                  Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # create boot-definition  

                  Creates a boot definition for the service profile and enters organization service profile boot definition mode.

                   
                  Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition # set descr description   (Optional)

                  Provides a description for the boot definition.

                   
                  Step 5 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition # set reboot-on-update {no | yes}   (Optional) Specifies whether to automatically reboot all servers that use this boot definition after changes are made to the boot order. By default, the reboot on update option is disabled.  
                  Step 6 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition # commit-buffer  

                  Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

                   

                  The following example configures a boot definition for a service profile and commits the transaction:

                  UCS-A# scope org /
                  UCS-A /org* # scope service-profile ServInst90
                  UCS-A /org/service-profile* # create boot-definition
                  UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition* # set descr "This boot definition reboots on update."
                  UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition* # set reboot-on-update yes
                  UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition* # commit-buffer
                  UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition # 
                  
                  What to Do Next

                  Configure one or more of the following boot options for the boot definition and set their boot order:

                  • LAN Boot —Boots from a centralized provisioning server. It is frequently used to install operating systems on a server from that server. If you choose the LAN Boot option, continue to Configuring a LAN Boot for a Service Profile Boot Definition.
                  • Storage Boot — Boots from an operating system image on the SAN. You can specify a primary and a secondary SAN boot. If the primary boot fails, the server attempts to boot from the secondary. We recommend that you use a SAN boot, because it offers the most service profile mobility within the system. If you boot from the SAN, when you move a service profile from one server to another, the new server boots from exactly the same operating system image. Therefore, the new server appears to be exactly the same server to the network. If you choose the Storage Boot option, continue to Configuring a Storage Boot for a Service Profile Boot Definition.
                  • Virtual Media Boot —Mimics the insertion of a physical CD into a server. It is typically used to manually install operating systems on a server. If you choose the Virtual Media boot option, continue to Configuring a Virtual Media Boot for a Service Profile Boot Definition.

                  Configuring a LAN Boot for a Service Profile Boot Definition

                  Before You Begin

                  Configure a boot definition for a service profile.

                  Procedure
                      Command or Action Purpose
                    Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

                    Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name .

                     
                    Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

                    Enters organization service profile mode for the specified service profile.

                     
                    Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # scope boot-definition  

                    Enters organization service profile boot definition mode.

                     
                    Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition # create lan  

                    Creates a LAN boot for the service profile boot definition and enters service profile boot definition LAN mode.

                     
                    Step 5 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/lan # set order {1 | 2 | 3 | 4}  

                    Specifies the boot order for the LAN boot.

                     
                    Step 6 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/lan # create path {primary | secondary}  

                    Creates a primary or secondary LAN boot path and enters service profile boot definition LAN path mode.

                     
                    Step 7 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/lan/path # set vnic vnic-name  

                    Specifies the vNIC to use for the LAN image path.

                     
                    Step 8 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/lan/path # commit-buffer  

                    Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

                     

                    The following example enters the service profile named ServInst90, creates a LAN boot for the service profile boot definition, sets the boot order to 2, creates a primary path, and commits the transaction:

                    UCS-A# scope org /
                    UCS-A /org* # scope service-profile ServInst90
                    UCS-A /org/service-profile* # scope boot-definition
                    UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition* # create lan
                    UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/lan* # set order 2
                    UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/lan* # create path primary
                    UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/lan/path* # set vnic vnic3
                    UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/lan/path* # commit-buffer
                    UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/lan/path # 
                    

                    Configuring a Storage Boot for a Service Profile Boot Definition

                    Before You Begin

                    Configure a boot definition for a service profile.

                    Procedure
                        Command or Action Purpose
                      Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

                      Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name .

                       
                      Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

                      Enters organization service profile mode for the specified service.

                       
                      Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # scope boot-definition  

                      Enters organization service profile boot definition mode.

                       
                      Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition # create storage  

                      Creates a storage boot for the service profile boot definition and enters service profile boot definition storage mode.

                       
                      Step 5 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage # set order {1 | 2 | 3 | 4}  

                      Specifies the boot order for the storage boot.

                       
                      Step 6 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage # create {local | san-image {primary | secondary}}  

                      Creates a local storage boot or a SAN image boot. If a SAN image boot is created, it enters service profile boot definition storage SAN image mode.

                       
                      Step 7 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage/san-image # create path {primary | secondary}  

                      Creates a primary or secondary SAN image path and enters service profile boot definition storage SAN image path mode.

                      The use of the terms primary or secondary boot devices does not imply a boot order. The effective order of boot devices within the same device class is determined by PCIe bus scan order.

                       
                      Step 8 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage/san-image/path # set lun lun-num  

                      Specifies the LUN used for the SAN image path.

                       
                      Step 9 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage/san-image/path # set vhba vhba-name  

                      Specifies the vHBA used for the SAN image path.

                       
                      Step 10 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage/san-image/path # set wwn wwn-num  

                      Specifies the WWN used for the SAN image path.

                       
                      Step 11 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage/san-image/path # commit-buffer  

                      Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

                       

                      The following example enters the service profile named ServInst90, creates a storage boot for the service profile boot definition, sets the boot order to 2, creates a primary path, and commits the transaction:

                      UCS-A# scope org /
                      UCS-A /org* # scope service-profile ServInst90
                      UCS-A /org/service-profile* # scope boot-definition
                      UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition* # create storage
                      UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage* # create san-image primary
                      UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage* # set order 2
                      UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage/san-image* # create path primary
                      UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage/san-image/path* # set lun 27512
                      UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage/san-image/path* # set vhba vhba3
                      UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage/san-image/path* # set wwn 20:00:00:00:20:00:00:23
                      UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage/san-image/path* # commit-buffer
                      UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/storage/san-image/path #
                      

                      Configuring a Virtual Media Boot for a Service Profile Boot Definition

                      Before You Begin

                      Configure a boot definition for a service profile.

                      Procedure
                          Command or Action Purpose
                        Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

                        Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name .

                         
                        Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

                        Enters organization service profile mode for the specified service.

                         
                        Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # scope boot-definition  

                        Enters organization service profile boot definition mode.

                         
                        Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition # create virtual-media {read-only | read-write}  

                        Creates a read-only or read-write virtual media boot for the service profile boot definition and enters service profile boot definition virtual media mode.

                         
                        Step 5 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/virtual-media # set order {1 | 2 | 3 | 4}  

                        Specifies the boot order for the virtual media boot.

                         
                        Step 6 UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/virtual-media # commit-buffer  

                        Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

                         

                        The following example enters the service profile named ServInst90, creates a virtual media boot with read-only privileges for the service profile boot definition, sets the boot order to 3, and commits the transaction:

                        UCS-A# scope org /
                        UCS-A /org* # scope service-profile ServInst90
                        UCS-A /org/service-profile* # scope boot-definition
                        UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition* # create virtual-media read-only
                        UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/virtual-media* # set order 1
                        UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/virtual-media* # commit-buffer
                        UCS-A /org/service-profile/boot-definition/virtual-media # 
                        

                        Deleting a Boot Definition for a Service Profile

                        Procedure
                            Command or Action Purpose
                          Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

                          Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name.

                           
                          Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

                          Enters organization service profile mode for the the specified service.

                           
                          Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # delete boot-definition  

                          Deletes the boot definition for the service profile.

                           
                          Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile # commit-buffer  

                          Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

                           

                          The following example deletes the boot definition for a service profile and commits the transaction:

                          UCS-A# scope org /
                          UCS-A /org # scope service-profile ServInst90
                          UCS-A /org/service-profile # delete boot-definition
                          UCS-A /org/service-profile* # commit-buffer
                          UCS-A /org/service-profile # 
                          

                          Associating a Service Profile with a Blade Server or Server Pool

                          Follow this procedure if you did not associate the service profile with a blade server or server pool when you created it, or to change the blade server or server pool with which a service profile is associated.

                          Procedure
                              Command or Action Purpose
                            Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

                            Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name .

                             
                            Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

                            Enters organization service profile mode for the specified service profile.

                             
                            Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # associate {server chassis-id / slot-id | server-pool pool-name qualifier} [restrict-migration]  

                            Associates the service profile with a single server, or to the specified server pool with the specified server pool policy qualifications.

                            Adding the optional the restrict-migration command prevents the service profile from being migrated to another server.

                             
                            Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile # commit-buffer  

                            Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

                             

                            The following example associates the service profile named ServProf34 with the server in slot 4 of chassis 1 and commits the transaction:

                            UCS-A# scope org /
                            UCS-A /org* # scope service-profile ServProf34
                            UCS-A /org/service-profile* # associate server 1/4
                            UCS-A /org/service-profile* # commit-buffer
                            UCS-A /org/service-profile #
                            

                            Associating a Service Profile with a Rack Server

                            Follow this procedure if you did not associate the service profile with a rack server when you created it, or to change the rack server with which a service profile is associated.

                            Procedure
                                Command or Action Purpose
                              Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

                              Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name .

                               
                              Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

                              Enters organization service profile mode for the specified service profile.

                               
                              Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # associate server serv-id [restrict-migration]  

                              Associates the service profile with the specified rack server.

                              Adding the optional the restrict-migration command prevents the service profile from being migrated to another server.

                               
                              Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile # commit-buffer  

                              Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

                               

                              The following example associates the service profile named ServProf34 with the rack server 1 and commits the transaction:

                              UCS-A# scope org /
                              UCS-A /org* # scope service-profile ServProf34
                              UCS-A /org/service-profile* # associate server 1
                              UCS-A /org/service-profile* # commit-buffer
                              UCS-A /org/service-profile #
                              

                              Disassociating a Service Profile from a Server or Server Pool

                              This procedure covers disassociating a service profile from a blade server, rack server, or server pool.

                              Procedure
                                  Command or Action Purpose
                                Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

                                Enters organization mode for the specified organization. To enter the root organization mode, type / as the org-name.

                                 
                                Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

                                Enters organization service profile mode for the specified service profile.

                                 
                                Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # disassociate  

                                Disassociates the service profile from the server or server pool.

                                 
                                Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile # commit-buffer  

                                Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

                                 

                                The following example disassociates the service profile named ServProf34 from the server to which it was associated and commits the transaction:

                                UCS-A# scope org /
                                UCS-A /org* # scope service-profile ServProf34
                                UCS-A /org/service-profile # disassociate
                                UCS-A /org/service-profile* # commit-buffer
                                UCS-A /org/service-profile #
                                

                                Resetting the UUID Assigned to a Service Profile from a Pool in a Service Profile Template

                                If you change the UUID suffix pool assigned to an updating service profile template, Cisco UCS Manager does not change the UUID assigned to a service profile created with that template. If you want Cisco UCS Manager to assign a UUID from the newly assigned pool to the service profile, and therefore to the associated server, you must reset the UUID. You can only reset the UUID assigned to a service profile and its associated server under the following circumstances:

                                • The service profile was created from an updating service profile template and includes a UUID assigned from a UUID suffix pool.
                                • The UUID suffix pool name is specified in the service profile. For example, the pool name is not empty.
                                • The UUID value is not 0, and is therefore not derived from the server hardware.
                                Procedure
                                    Command or Action Purpose
                                  Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

                                  Enters the command mode for the organization for which you want to reset the UUID. If the system does not include multi-tenancy, type / as the org-name to enter the root organization.

                                   
                                  Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

                                  Enters the service profile that requires the UUID for the associated server to be reset to a different UUID suffix pool.

                                   
                                  Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # set identity dynamic-uuid derived  

                                  Specifies that the service profile will obtain a UUID dynamically from a pool.

                                   
                                  Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile # commit-buffer  

                                  Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

                                   

                                  This example resets the UUID of a service profile to a different UUID suffix pool:

                                  UCS-A# scope org /
                                  UCS-A /org # scope service-profile ServInst90
                                  UCS-A /org/service-profile # set identity dynamic-uuid derived
                                  UCS-A /org/service-profile* # commit-buffer
                                  UCS-A /org/service-profile #
                                  

                                  Resetting the MAC Address Assigned to a vNIC from a Pool in a Service Profile Template

                                  If you change the MAC pool assigned to an updating service profile template, Cisco UCS Manager does not change the MAC address assigned to a service profile created with that template. If you want Cisco UCS Manager to assign a MAC address from the newly assigned pool to the service profile, and therefore to the associated server, you must reset the MAC address. You can only reset the MAC address assigned to a service profile and its associated server under the following circumstances:

                                  • The service profile was created from an updating service profile template and includes a MAC address assigned from a MAC pool.
                                  • The MAC pool name is specified in the service profile. For example, the pool name is not empty.
                                  • The MAC address value is not 0, and is therefore not derived from the server hardware.
                                  Procedure
                                      Command or Action Purpose
                                    Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

                                    Enters the command mode for the organization that contains the service profile for which you want to reset the MAC address. If the system does not include multi-tenancy, type / as the org-name to enter the root organization.

                                     
                                    Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

                                    Enters the command mode for the service profile that requires the MAC address of the associated server to be reset to a different MAC address.

                                     
                                    Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # scope vnic vnic-name  

                                    Enters the command mode for the vNIC for which you want to reset the MAC address.

                                     
                                    Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # set identity dynamic-mac derived  

                                    Specifies that the vNIC will obtain a MAC address dynamically from a pool.

                                     
                                    Step 5 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # commit-buffer  

                                    Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

                                     

                                    This example resets the MAC address of a vNIC in a service profile:

                                    UCS-A# scope org /
                                    UCS-A /org # scope service-profile ServInst90
                                    UCS-A /org/service-profile #  scope vnic dynamic-prot-001
                                    UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic # set identity dynamic-mac derived
                                    UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic* # commit-buffer
                                    UCS-A /org/service-profile/vnic #
                                    

                                    Resetting the WWPN Assigned to a vHBA from a Pool in a Service Profile Template

                                    If you change the WWPN pool assigned to an updating service profile template, Cisco UCS Manager does not change the WWPN assigned to a service profile created with that template. If you want Cisco UCS Manager to assign a WWPN from the newly assigned pool to the service profile, and therefore to the associated server, you must reset the WWPN. You can only reset the WWPN assigned to a service profile and its associated server under the following circumstances:

                                    • The service profile was created from an updating service profile template and includes a WWPN assigned from a WWPN pool.
                                    • The WWPN pool name is specified in the service profile. For example, the pool name is not empty.
                                    • The WWPN value is not 0, and is therefore not derived from the server hardware.
                                    Procedure
                                        Command or Action Purpose
                                      Step 1 UCS-A# scope org org-name  

                                      Enters the command mode for the organization that contains the service profile for which you want to reset the WWPN. If the system does not include multi-tenancy, type / as the org-name to enter the root organization.

                                       
                                      Step 2 UCS-A /org # scope service-profile profile-name  

                                      Enters the service profile of the vHBA for which you want to reset the WWPN.

                                       
                                      Step 3 UCS-A /org/service-profile # scope vhba vhba-name  

                                      Enters the command mode for vHBA for which you want to reset the WWPN.

                                       
                                      Step 4 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # set identity dynamic-wwpn derived  

                                      Specifies that the vHBA will obtain a WWPN dynamically from a pool.

                                       
                                      Step 5 UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # commit-buffer  

                                      Commits the transaction to the system configuration.

                                       

                                      This example resets the WWPN of a vHBA in a service profile:

                                      UCS-A# scope org /
                                      UCS-A /org # scope service-profile ServInst90
                                      UCS-A /org/service-profile #  scope vhba vhba3
                                      UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba # set identity dynamic-wwpn derived
                                      UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba* # commit-buffer
                                      UCS-A /org/service-profile/vhba #