You can view and close any KVM, vMedia, and SOL sessions in Cisco UCS Manager. If you have administrator privileges, you can discontinue the KVM, vMedia, and SoL sessions of any user. . Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) provides session information to Cisco UCS Manager. When Cisco UCS Manager gets an event from CIMC, it updates its session table and displays the information to all users.
The session information consists of:
- Name—The name of the user who launched the session.
- Session ID—The ID associated with the session. The format of the session ID for blades is [unique identifier] _ [chassis id] _ [Blade id]. The format of the session ID for racks is [unique identifier] _ 0 _ [Rack id].
- Type of session—KVM, vMedia, or SoL.
- Privilege level of the user—Read-Write, Read Only, or Granted.
- Administrative state—Active or Inactive. The value is active if the session is active. The value is inactive if the session terminate command has been issued but the session has not been terminated. This situation occurs when FSM of the server is in progress with another operation
or when the connectivity to CIMC is lost.
- Source Address—The IP address of the computer from which the session was opened.
- Service Profile—The service profile associated with the session. The service profile attribute value for a CIMC session is displayed only if the session is opened on an IP address that is provided from the service profile.
- Server—The name of the server associated with the session.
- Login time—The date and time the session started.
- Last Update Time—The last time the session information was updated by CIMC.
A new session is generally added when a user connects to KVM, vMedia, or SOL. A Pnuos vMedia session will be displayed in the session table during the server discovery with the user name __vmediausr__.
The CIMC session data is available under the CIMC Sessions tab in Cisco UCS Manager GUI. Any CIMC session terminated by the user is audit logged with proper details.
To perform the GUI and CLI tasks that are described in this guide, a CIMC image version of 2.1(2a) or above is required for the session management support for the blade servers. The latest CIMC image version of 1.5(1l) and above is required for the rack-servers.