Cisco UCS Manager GUI Configuration Guide, 1.0(2)
Configuring Service Profiles
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Configuring Service Profiles

Contents

Configuring Service Profiles

This chapter includes the following sections:

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:


  • 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

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 to another server.

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

This service profile inherits and automatically 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 the Cisco UCS CNA M71KR adapters, 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 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.

Creating Service Profiles

Creating a Service Profile with the Expert Wizard

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization where you want to create the service profile.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Right-click the organization and select Create Service Profile (expert).
Step 5   In the Create Service Profile (expert) wizard, complete the following:

Page 1: Identifying the Service Profile

This procedure directly follows the steps in Creating a Service Profile with the Expert Wizard. It describes how to set the identity of a service profile on the Identify Service Profile page of the Create Service Profile (expert) wizard.

Procedure
Step 1   In the Name field, enter a unique name that you can use to identify the service profile.

This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

Step 2   From the UUID Assignment drop-down list, do one of the following:
Option Description

Select (pool default used by default)

Assigns a UUID from the default UUID Suffix pool.

Continue with Step 4.

Hardware Default

Uses the UUID assigned to the server by the manufacturer.

If you choose this option, the UUID remains unassigned until the service profile is associated with a server. At that point, the UUID is set to the UUID value assigned to the server by the manufacturer. If the service profile is later moved to a different server, the UUID is changed to match the new server.

Continue with Step 4.

XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX

Uses the UUID that you manually assign.

Continue with Step 3.

Pools Pool_Name

Assigns a UUID from the UUID Suffix pool that you select from the list at the bottom of the drop-down list.

Each pool name is followed by two numbers in parentheses that show the number of UUIDs still available in the pool and the total number of UUIDs in the pool.

Continue with Step 4.

Step 3   (Optional) If you selected the XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX option, do the following:
  1. In the UUID field, enter the valid UUID that you want to assign to the server which uses this service profile.
  2. To verify that the selected UUID is available, click the here link.
Step 4   (Optional) In the text box, enter a description of this service profile.

The description can contain up to 256 characters.

Step 5   Click Next.

What to Do Next

Complete the steps in Page 2: Configuring the Storage Options.

Page 2: Configuring the Storage Options

This procedure directly follows Page 1: Identifying the Service Profile. It describes how to configure the storage options for a service profile on the Storage page of the Create Service Profile (expert) wizard.

Procedure
Step 1   From the Local Storage drop-down list, choose one of the following:
Option Description

Select Local Storage Policy to use

Assigns the default local disk storage policy to this service profile.

Continue with Step 4.

Create a Specific Storage Policy

Enables you to create a local disk policy that can only be accessed by this service profile.

Continue with Step 2.

Storage Policies Policy_Name

Select an existing local disk policy from the list at the bottom of the drop-down list. Cisco UCS Manager assigns this policy to the service profile.

If you do not want use any of the existing policies, but instead want to create a new policy that all service profiles can access, continue with Step 3. Otherwise, continue with Step 4.

Step 2   (Optional) If you chose Create a Specific Storage Policy, do the following:
  1. From the Mode drop-down list, choose one of the following:
    • Any Configuration—For a server configuration that carries forward the local disk configuration without any changes.

    • No Local Storage—For a diskless workstation or a SAN only configuration. If you select this option, you cannot associate any service profile which uses this policy with a server that has a local disk.

    • No RAID—For a server configuration that removes the RAID and leaves the disk MBR and payload unaltered.

    • RAID Mirrored—For a 2-disk RAID 1 server configuration.

    • RAID Stripes—For a 2-disk RAID 0 server configuration.

    Note   

    If you choose No RAID and you apply this policy to a server that already has an operating system with RAID storage configured, the system does not remove the disk contents. Therefore, there may be no visible differences after you apply the No RAID mode.

    To make sure that any previous RAID configuration information is removed from a disk, apply a scrub policy that removes all disk information after you apply the No RAID configuration mode.

  2. Continue with Step 4.
Step 3   (Optional) To create a local disk configuration policy that will be available to all service profiles, do the following:
  1. Click the Create Local Disk Configuration Policy link.
  2. In the Create Local Disk Configuration dialog box, complete the fields.

    For more information, see Creating a Local Disk Configuration Policy.

  3. Click OK.
  4. From the Local Storage drop-down list, choose the policy you created.
Step 4   From the Scrub Policy drop-down list , choose one of the following:
Option Description

<not set>

Does not include a scrub policy in the service profile.

Policy_Name

Assigns an existing scrub policy to the service profile.

If you do not want use any of the existing policies, but instead want to create a new policy that all service profiles can access, continue with Step 5. Otherwise, continue with Step 6.

Step 5   (Optional) To create a scrub policy that will be available to all service profiles, do the following:
  1. Click the Create Scrub Policy link .
  2. In the Create Scrub Policy dialog box, complete the fields.

    For more information, see Creating a Scrub Policy.

  3. Click OK.
  4. From the Scrub Policy drop-down list , choose the policy you created.
Step 6   In the How would you like to configure SAN storage? field, click one of the following options:
Option Description

Simple

Allows you to create a maximum of two vHBAs for this service profile.

Continue with Step 7.

Expert

Allows you to create an unlimited number of vHBAs for this service profile.

Continue with Step 8.

No vHBAs

Does not include any vHBAs for connections to a Fibre Channel SAN in the service profile.

Continue with Step 9.

Hardware Inherited

Uses the vHBAs assigned to the Fibre Channel adapter profile associated with the server.

Continue with Step 9.

Step 7   (Optional) If you chose the simple SAN storage option, do the following:
  1. From the WWNN Assignment drop-down list:
    • Choose Select (pool default used by default) to use the default WWN pool.

    • Choose Derived from vHBA to use a WWN derived from the first vHBA you specify.

    • Choose one of the options listed under Manual Using OUI and then enter the WWN in the World Wide Node Name field.

      You can specify a WWNN in the range from 20:00:00:00:00:00:00:00 to 20:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF or from 50:00:00:00:00:00:00:00 to 5F:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF. You can click the here link to verify that the WWNN you specified is available.

    • Choose a WWN pool name from the list to have a WWN automatically assigned from the specified pool. Each pool name is followed by two numbers in parentheses that show the number of WWNs still available in the pool and the total number of WWNs in the pool.

  2. In the vHBA 0 (Fabric A) area:
    • In the Name field, enter a unique name for the vHBA.

    • From the Select VSAN drop-down list, choose the name of the VSAN with which this vHBA should be associated.

    If the VSAN you need is not in the drop-down list, click the Create VSAN link. For more information, see Creating a Named VSAN.

  3. Repeat Step 7b in the vHBA 1 (Fabric B) area to create a VSAN for that vHBA.
  4. Continue with Step 9.
Step 8   (Optional) If you chose the expert SAN storage option, do the following:
  1. From the WWNN Assignment drop-down list:
    • Choose Select (pool default used by default) to use the default WWN pool.

    • Choose Derived from vHBA to use a WWN derived from the first vHBA you specify.

    • Choose one of the options listed under Manual Using OUI and then enter the WWN in the World Wide Node Name field.

      You can specify a WWNN in the range from 20:00:00:00:00:00:00:00 to 20:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF or from 50:00:00:00:00:00:00:00 to 5F:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF. You can click the here link to verify that the WWNN you specified is available.

    • Choose a WWN pool name from the list to have a WWN automatically assigned from the specified pool. Each pool name is followed by two numbers in parentheses that show the number of WWNs still available in the pool and the total number of WWNs in the pool.

  2. Click Add on the icon bar of the table to open the Create vHBA dialog box.
  3. Complete the following fields to specify the identity information for the vHBA:
    Name Description

    Name field

    The name of this vHBA.

    This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

    Use SAN Connectivity Template check box

    Check this check box if you want to use a template to create the vHBA. Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the vHBA Template drop-down list from which you can select the appropriate template, and the Adapter Performance Profile area from which you can select an adapter profile.

    Note   

    You can only select this option if one or more SAN connectivity templates exist in the system.

    Create vHBA Template link

    Click this link if you want to create a vHBA template.

    WWPN Assignment drop-down list

    If you want to:


    • Use the default WWPN pool, leave this field set to Select (pool default used by default).

    • Use the WWPN assigned to the server by the manufacturer, select Hardware Default.

    • A specific WWPN, select 20:00:00:25:B5:00:00:00, 20:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, or 5X:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX and enter the WWPN in the WWPN field. To verify that this WWPN is available, click the corresponding link.

    • A WWPN from a pool, select the pool name from the list. Each pool name is followed by a pair of numbers in parentheses. The first number is the number of available WWN addresses in the pool and the second is the total number of WWPN addresses in the pool.

  4. In the VSAN area, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Fabric ID field

    The fabric interconnect associated with the component.

    Select VSAN drop-down list box

    The VSAN that this vHBA is associated with.

    Create VSAN link

    Click this link if you want to create a VSAN.

    Pin Group drop-down list box

    The pin group that this vHBA is associated with.

    Create SAN Pin Group link

    Click this link if you want to create a pin group.

    Persistent Binding field

    This can be:


    • disabled

    • enabled

    Operational Parameters Section

    Stats Threshold Policy drop-down list box

    The threshold policy that this vHBA is associated with.

  5. In the Adapter Performance Profile area, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Adapter Policy drop-down list box

    The Fibre Channel adapter policy that this vHBA is associated with.

    Create Fibre Channel Adapter Policy link

    Click this link if you want to create a Fibre Channel adapter policy.

  6. Click OK.
Step 9   Click Next.

What to Do Next

Complete Page 3: Configuring the Networking Options.

Page 3: Configuring the Networking Options

This procedure directly follows Page 2: Configuring the Storage Options. It describes how to configure the networking options, including LAN connectivity, on the Networking page of the Create Service Profile (expert) wizard.

Procedure
Step 1   In the How would you like to configure LAN connectivity? field, click one of the following options:
Option Description

Simple

Allows you to create a maximum of two vNICs, in dual fabric mode, for this service profile.

Continue with Step 2.

Expert

Allows you to create an unlimited number of vNICs for this service profile.

Continue with Step 3.

No vNICs

Does not include any vNICs for connections to a LAN in the service profile. Any server associated with this service profile will not be able to communicate with a LAN unless you modify the service profile to add vNICs.

Continue with Step 4.

Hardware Inherited

Uses the vNICs assigned to the Ethernet adapter profile associated with the server.

Continue with Step 4.

Step 2   (Optional) If you chose the simple LAN connectivity option, do the following:
  1. In the vNIC 0 (Fabric A) area:
    • In the Name field, enter a unique name for the vNIC.

    • From the Select Native VLAN drop-down list, choose the name of the VLAN with which this vNIC should communicate.

    If the VLAN you need is not in the drop-down list, click the Create VLAN link. For more information, see Creating a Named VLAN.

  2. Repeat Step 2a in the vNIC 1 (Fabric B) area to create a VLAN for that vNIC.
  3. Continue with Step 4.
Step 3   If you chose the expert LAN connectivity option, do the following:
  1. Click Add on the icon bar of the table to open the Create vNICs dialog box.
  2. Complete the following fields to specify the identity information for the vNIC:
    Name Description

    Name field

    Enter a name for this vNIC.

    Use LAN Connectivity Template check box

    Check this check box if you want to use a template to create the vNIC. Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the vNIC Template drop-down list from which you can select the appropriate template, and the Adapter Performance Profile area from which you can select an adapter profile.

    Note   

    You can only select this option if one or more LAN connectivity templates exist in the system.

    Create vNIC Template link

    Click this link if you want to create a vNIC template.

    MAC Address Assignment drop-down list

    If you want to:


    • Use the default MAC address pool, leave this field set to Select (pool default used by default).

    • Use the MAC address assigned to the server by the manufacturer, select Hardware Default.

    • A specific MAC address, select 02:25:B5:XX:XX:XX and enter the address in the MAC Address field. To verify that this address is available, click the corresponding link.

    • A MAC address from a pool, select the pool name from the list. Each pool name is followed by a pair of numbers in parentheses. The first number is the number of available MAC addresses in the pool and the second is the total number of MAC addresses in the pool.

  3. In the Fabric Interconnect area, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Fabric ID field

    The fabric interconnect associated with the component.

    If you want this vNIC to be able to access the second fabric interconnect if the default one is unavailable, check the Enable Failover check box.

    Note   

    Do not select Enable Failover if you plan to associate this vNIC configuration with a server that has a Cisco UCS 82598KR-CI 10-Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. If you do so, Cisco UCS Manager generates a configuration fault when you associate the service profile with the server.

    VLAN Trunking field

    If you want to use VLAN trunking, click Yes. Otherwise, select No.

    Select VLAN drop-down list box

    The VLAN that this vNIC is associated with.

    Create VLAN link

    Click this link if you want to create a VLAN.

    Native VLAN check box

    Check this check box if this vNIC is associated with the native VLAN.

    Pin Group drop-down list box

    Choose the LAN pin group you want associated with this vNIC.

    Create LAN Pin Group link

    Click this link if you want to create a LAN pin group.

    Operational Parameters Section

    Stats Threshold Policy drop-down list box

    The statistics collection policy that this vNIC is associated with.

  4. In the Adapter Performance Profile area, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Adapter Policy drop-down list box

    The Ethernet adapter policy that this vNIC is associated with.

    Create Ethernet Adapter Policy link

    Click this link if you want to create an Ethernet adapter policy.

    QoS drop-down list box

    The quality of service policy that this vNIC is associated with.

    Create QoS Policy link

    Click this link if you want to create a quality of service policy.

    Network Control Policy drop-down list box

    The network control policy that this vNIC is associated with.

    Create Network Control Policy Policy link

    Click this link if you want to create a network control policy.

  5. Click OK.
Step 4   Click Next.

What to Do Next

Complete Page 4: Setting the Server Boot Order.

Page 4: Setting the Server Boot Order

This procedure directly follows Page 3: Configuring the Networking Options. It describes how to set the server boot order options on the Server Boot Order page of the Create Service Profile (expert) wizard.

Procedure
Step 1   From the Boot Policy drop-down list, choose one of the following:
Option Description

Select Boot Policy to use

Assigns the default boot policy to this service profile.

Continue with Step 7.

Create a Specific Boot Policy

Enables you to create a local boot policy that can only be accessed by this service profile.

Continue with Step 3.

Boot Policies Policy_Name

Assigns an existing boot policy to the service profile. If you choose this option, Cisco UCS Manager displays the details of the policy.

If you do not want use any of the existing policies, but instead want to create a policy that all service profiles can access, click Create Boot Policy and continue with Step 2. Otherwise, continue with Step 7.

Step 2   If you chose to create a boot policy, in the Create Boot Policy dialog box, enter a unique name and description for the policy.

This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

Step 3   (Optional) To reboot all servers that use this boot policy after you make changes to the boot order, check the Reboot on Boot Order Change check box.
Step 4   To add a local disk, virtual CD-ROM, or virtual floppy to the boot order:
  1. Click the down arrows to expand the Local Devices area.
  2. Click one of the following links to add the device to the Boot Order table:
    • Add Local Disk

    • Add CD-ROM

    • Add Floppy

  3. Add another boot device to the Boot Order table or click OK to finish.
Step 5   To add a LAN boot to the boot order:
  1. Click the down arrows to expand the vNICs area.
  2. Click the Add LAN Boot link.
  3. In the Add LAN Boot dialog box, enter the name of the vNIC that you want to use for the LAN boot in the vNIC field, then click OK.
  4. Add another device to the Boot Order table or click OK to finish.
Step 6   To add a SAN boot to the boot order:
  1. Click the down arrows to expand the vHBAs area.
  2. Click the Add SAN Boot link.
  3. In the Add SAN Boot dialog box, complete the following fields, then click OK:
    Name Description

    vHBA field

    Enter the name of the vHBA you want to use for the SAN boot.

    Type field

    This can be:


    • primary—If the server boots using a SAN WWN address, this is the first address it tries. Each boot policy can have only one primary SAN boot location.

    • secondary—If the server cannot boot from the primary SAN location, it attempts to boot from this location. Each boot policy can have only one secondary SAN boot location.

  4. If this vHBA points to a bootable SAN image, click the Add SAN Boot Target link and, in the Add SAN Boot Target dialog box, complete the following fields, then click OK:
    Name Description
    Boot Target LUN field

    The LUN that corresponds to the location of the boot image.

    Boot Target WWPN field

    The WWPN that corresponds to the location of the boot image.

    Type field

    This can be:


    • primary—If the server boots using a SAN WWN address, this is the first address it tries. Each boot policy can have only one primary SAN boot location.

    • secondary—If the server cannot boot from the primary SAN location, it attempts to boot from this location. Each boot policy can have only one secondary SAN boot location.

  5. Add another boot device to the Boot Order table or click OK to finish.
Step 7   Click Next.

What to Do Next

Complete Page 5: Specifying the Server Assignment

Page 5: Specifying the Server Assignment

This procedure directly follows Page 4: Setting the Server Boot Order. It describes how to specify the way a server is assigned to the service profile on the Server Assignment page of the Create Service Profile (expert) wizard.

Procedure
Step 1   From the Server Assignment drop-down list, choose one of the following:
Option Description

Assign Later

Allows you to assign a server after you have created and configured the service profile.

Continue with Step 6.

Pre-provision a slot

Specifies the chassis and slot that contains the server which will be assigned to the service profile. If the server is not in the slot or is otherwise unavailable, the service profile will be associated with the server when it becomes available.

Continue with Step 2.

Select existing Server

Displays a table of available, unassociated servers that you can use to select the server which will be assigned to the service profile.

Continue with Step 3.

Select from a Pool

Pool_Name

Select a server pool from the list at the bottom of the drop-down list. Cisco UCS Manager assigns a server from this pool to the service profile.

Continue with Step 4.

Step 2   If you chose Pre-provision a slot, do the following:
  1. In the Chassis Id field, enter the number of the chassis where the selected server is located.
  2. In the Slot Id field, enter the number of the slot where the selected server is located.
  3. Continue with Step 4.
Step 3   If you chose Select existing Server, do the following:
  1. In the Select column of the table of available servers, click the radio button for the server that meets the needs of this service profile.
  2. Continue with Step 4.
Step 4   In the Power State field, click one of the following radio buttons to set the power state that will be applied to the server when it is associated with this service profile:
  • Down if you want the server to be powered down before the profile is associated with the server.
  • Up if you want the server to be powered up before the profile is associated with the server

By default, the server is powered up.

Step 5   (Optional) In the Firmware Management area, do the following to use policies to update the firmware on the server associated with the service profile:
  1. Click the down arrows on the Firmware Management bar to expand the area.
  2. Complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Host Firmware drop-down list

    To associate a host firmware package with this service profile, choose its name from the drop-down list.

    Create Host Firmware Package link

    Click this link if you want to create a host firmware package.

    Management Firmware drop-down list

    To associate a management firmware package with this service profile, choose its name from the drop-down list.

    Create Management Firmware Package link

    Click this link if you want to create a management firmware package.

Step 6   Click Next.

What to Do Next

Complete Page 6: Adding Operational Policies.

Page 6: Adding Operational Policies

This procedure directly follows Page 5: Specifying the Server Assignment. It describes how to add operational policies to the service profile on the Operational Policies page of the Create Service Profile (expert) wizard. These policies are optional.

Procedure
Step 1   To provide external access to the BMC on the server, click the down arrows on the External IPMI Management Configuration bar and add an IPMI profile and a serial over LAN policy.

If you do not want to provide external access, continue with Step 4.

Step 2   To add an IPMI profile to the service profile, do one of the following:
  1. To add an existing policy, select the desired IPMI profile from the IPMI Profile drop-down list.
  2. If the IPMI Profile drop-down list does not include an IPMI profile with the desired user access, click the Create IPMI Profile link to create an IPMI profile that is available to all service profiles.

    For more information about how to create an IPMI profile, see Creating an IPMI Profile.

  3. If you chose to create an IPMI profile, select that profile from the IPMI Profile drop-down list.
Step 3   To add a Serial over LAN policy to the service profile:
  1. To add an existing policy, select the desired Serial over LAN policy from the SoL Configuration Profile drop-down list.
  2. To create a Serial over LAN policy that is only available to this service profile, select Create a Specific SoL Policy from the SoL Configuration Profile drop-down list and complete the Admin State field and the Speed drop-down list.
  3. To create a Serial over LAN policy that is available to all service profiles, click the Create Serial over LAN Policy link and complete the fields in the dialog box.
  4. If you chose to create a Serial over LAN policy that is available to all service profiles, select that policy from the SoL Configuration Profile drop-down list.
Step 4   To monitor thresholds and collect statistics for the associated server:
  1. Click the down arrows on the Monitoring Configuration bar.
  2. To add an existing policy, select the desired threshold policy from the Threshold Policy drop-down list.
  3. To create a threshold policy that is available to all service profiles, click the Create Threshold Policy link and complete the fields in the dialog box.
  4. If you chose to create a threshold policy that is available to all service profiles, select that policy from the Threshold Policy drop-down list.
Step 5   Click Finish.

Creating a Service Profile that Inherits Server Identity

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization where you want to create the service profile.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Right-click the organization and select Create Service Profile.
Step 5   In the Naming area of the Create Service Profile dialog box, complete the following fields:
  1. In the Name field, enter a unique name that you can use to identify the service profile.

    This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

  2. In the Description field, enter a description of this service profile.
Step 6   In the vNICs area of the Create Service Profile dialog box, complete the following fields:
Name Description

Primary vNIC Section

Primary vNIC check box

Check this check box if you want to create a vNIC for this service profile. If you check this box, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the rest of the fields in this section.

Name field

The name of the vNIC.

Fabric field

The fabric interconnect that this vNIC is associated with.

Network drop-down list

The LAN that this vNIC is associated with.

Secondary vNIC Section

Secondary vNIC check box

Check this check box if you want to create a second vNIC for this service profile. If you check this box, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the rest of the fields in this section.

Name field

The name of the vNIC.

Fabric field

The fabric interconnect that this vNIC is associated with.

Network drop-down list

The LAN that this vNIC is associated with.

Step 7   In the vHBAs area of the Create Service Profile dialog box, complete the following fields:
Name Description

Primary vHBA Section

Primary vHBA check box

Check this check box if you want to create a vHBA for this service profile. If you check this box, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the rest of the fields in this section.

Name field

The name of the vHBA.

Fabric field

The fabric interconnect that this vHBA is associated with.

Secondary vHBA Section

Secondary vHBA check box

Check this check box if you want to create a second vHBA for this service profile. If you check this box, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the rest of the fields in this section.

Name field

The name of the vHBA.

Fabric field

The fabric interconnect that this vHBA is associated with.

Step 8   In the Boot Order area of the Create Service Profile dialog box, complete the following fields:
Name Description

Primary Boot Device Section

Primary Boot Device check box

Check this check box if you want to set a boot device for this service profile. If you check this box, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the rest of the fields in this section.

Type field

This can be:


  • local-disk—The server boots from its local disk.

    Note   

    If you select this option, you cannot select local-disk or san as your secondary boot type.

  • san—The server boots from an image stored in a SAN. If you select this option, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the SAN area.

  • lan—The server boots from the LAN. If you select this option, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the Network area that lets you specify which vNIC the server should use for the PXE boot.

  • virtual CD-ROM—The server boots from a virtual CD-ROM.

  • virtual Floppy—The server boots from a virtual floppy.

SAN area

If Type is set to san, this area contains the following field:


  • vHBA—The vHBA used to access the SAN boot image

  • LUN—The LUN that corresponds to the location of the boot image

  • WWN—The WWN that corresponds to the location of the boot image

Network (PXE) area

If Type is set to lan, this area contains the vNIC drop-down list from which you can choose the vNIC from which the server should boot.

Secondary Boot Device Section

Primary Boot Device check box

Check this check box if you want to set a second boot device for this service profile. If you check this box, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the rest of the fields in this section.

Type field

This can be:


  • local-disk—The server boots from its local disk.

  • san—The server boots from an image stored in a SAN. If you select this option, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the SAN area.

  • lan—The server boots from the LAN. If you select this option, Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the Network area that lets you specify which vNIC the server should use for the PXE boot.

  • virtual CD-ROM—The server boots from a virtual CD-ROM.

  • virtual Floppy—The server boots from a virtual floppy.

SAN area

If Type is set to san, this area contains the following field:


  • vHBA—The vHBA used to access the SAN boot image

  • LUN—The LUN that corresponds to the location of the boot image

  • WWN—The WWN that corresponds to the location of the boot image

Network (PXE) area

If Type is set to lan, this area contains the vNIC drop-down list from which you can choose the vNIC from which the server should boot.

Step 9   (Optional) In the Select column of the Server Association (optional) area, click the radio button for a server to associate this service profile with that server.
Step 10   Click OK.

Creating a Hardware Based Service Profile for a Server

You cannot move a hardware based service profile to another server.

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Chassis > Chassis Number > Servers.
Step 3   Choose the server for which you want to create a hardware based service profile.
Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
Step 5   In the Actions area, click Create Service Profile.
Step 6   In the Create Service Profile for Server dialog box:
  1. Click the Hardware Based Service Profile radio button.
  2. In the Name field, enter a unique name for the service profile.

    This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

  3. If you want Cisco UCS Manager to create vNICs for the service profile, check the Create Default vNICs check box.
  4. If you want Cisco UCS Manager to create vHBAs for the service profile, check the Create Default vHBAs check box.
  5. Click OK.

Cisco UCS Manager inherits and automatically applies the identity and configuration information in the server, creates the service profile, and associates it with the server.


Working with Service Profile Templates

Creating a Service Profile Template

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profile Templates.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization where you want to create the service profile template.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Right-click the organization and select Create Service Profile Template.
Step 5   In the Create Service Profile Template wizard, complete the following:

Page 1: Identifying the Service Profile Template

This procedure directly follows the steps in Creating a Service Profile Template. It describes how to set the identity of a service profile template on the Identify Service Profile Template page of the Create Service Profile Template wizard.

Procedure
Step 1   In the Name field, enter a unique name that you can use to identify this service profile template.

This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

Step 2   In the Type field, click one of the following radio buttons:
  • Initial Template—Any service profiles created from this template are not updated if the template changes

  • Updating Template—Any service profiles created from this template are updated if the template changes

Step 3   From the UUID Assignment drop-down list, choose one of the following:
Option Description

Select (pool default used by default)

Assigns a UUID from the default UUID Suffix pool.

Hardware Default

Uses the UUID assigned to the server by the manufacturer.

If you choose this option, the UUID remains unassigned until the service profile is associated with a server. At that point, the UUID is set to the UUID value assigned to the server by the manufacturer. If the service profile is later moved to a different server, the UUID is changed to match the new server.

Pools Pool_Name

Assigns a UUID from the UUID Suffix pool that you select from the list at the bottom of the drop-down list.

Each pool name is followed by two numbers in parentheses that show the number of UUIDs still available in the pool and the total number of UUIDs in the pool.

Step 4   (Optional) In the text box, enter a description of this service profile template.

The description can contain up to 256 characters.

Step 5   Click Next.

What to Do Next

Complete the steps in Page 2: Specifying the Template Storage Options.

Page 2: Specifying the Template Storage Options

This procedure directly follows Page 1: Identifying the Service Profile Template. It describes how to configure the storage options for a service profile template on the Storage page of the Create Service Profile Template wizard.

Procedure
Step 1   From the Local Storage drop-down list, choose one of the following:
Option Description

Select Local Storage Policy to use

Assigns the default local disk storage policy to every service profile created from this template.

Continue with Step 4.

Create a Specific Storage Policy

Enables you to create a local disk policy that can only be accessed by a service profile created from this template.

Continue with Step 2.

Storage Policies Policy_Name

Select an existing local disk policy from the list at the bottom of the drop-down list. Cisco UCS Manager assigns this policy to every service profile created from this template.

If you do not want use any of the existing policies, but instead want to create a new policy that all service profiles and templates can access, continue with Step 3. Otherwise, continue with Step 4.

Step 2   (Optional) If you chose Create a Specific Storage Policy, do the following:
  1. From the Mode drop-down list, choose one of the following:
    • Any Configuration—For a server configuration that carries forward the local disk configuration without any changes.

    • No Local Storage—For a diskless workstation or a SAN only configuration. If you select this option, you cannot associate any service profile which uses this policy with a server that has a local disk.

    • No RAID—For a server configuration that removes the RAID and leaves the disk MBR and payload unaltered.

    • RAID Mirrored—For a 2-disk RAID 1 server configuration.

    • RAID Stripes—For a 2-disk RAID 0 server configuration.

    Note   

    If you choose No RAID and you apply this policy to a server that already has an operating system with RAID storage configured, the system does not remove the disk contents. Therefore, there may be no visible differences after you apply the No RAID mode.

    To make sure that any previous RAID configuration information is removed from a disk, apply a scrub policy that removes all disk information after you apply the No RAID configuration mode.

  2. Continue with Step 4.
Step 3   (Optional) To create a local disk configuration policy that will be available to all service profiles and templates, do the following:
  1. Click the Create Local Disk Configuration Policy link.
  2. In the Create Local Disk Configuration dialog box, complete the fields.

    For more information, see Creating a Local Disk Configuration Policy.

  3. Click OK.
  4. From the Local Storage drop-down list, choose the policy you created.
Step 4   From the Scrub Policy drop-down list, choose one of the following:
Option Description

<not set>

Does not include a scrub policy in a service profile created from this template.

Policy_Name

Assigns an existing scrub policy to every service profile created from this template.

If you do not want use any of the existing policies, but instead want to create a new policy that all service profiles and templates can access, continue with Step 5. Otherwise, continue with Step 6.

Step 5   (Optional) To create a scrub policy that will be available to all service profiles and templates, do the following:
  1. Click the Create Scrub Policy link.
  2. In the Create Scrub Policy dialog box, complete the fields.

    For more information, see Creating a Scrub Policy.

  3. Click OK.
  4. From the Scrub Policy drop-down list, choose the policy you created.
Step 6   In the How would you like to configure SAN storage? field, click one of the following options:
Option Description

Simple

Allows you to create a maximum of two vHBAs for every service profile created from this template.

Continue with Step 7.

Expert

Allows you to create an unlimited number of vHBAs for every service profile created from this template.

Continue with Step 8.

No vHBAs

Does not include any vHBAs for connections to a Fibre Channel SAN in a service profile created from this template.

Continue with Step 9.

Step 7   (Optional) If you chose the simple SAN storage option, do the following:
  1. From the WWNN Assignment drop-down list:
    • Choose Select (pool default used by default) to use the default WWN pool.

    • Choose Derived from vHBA to use a WWN derived from the first vHBA you specify.

    • Choose one of the options listed under Manual Using OUI and then enter the WWN in the World Wide Node Name field.

      You can specify a WWNN in the range from 20:00:00:00:00:00:00:00 to 20:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF or from 50:00:00:00:00:00:00:00 to 5F:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF. You can click the here link to verify that the WWNN you specified is available.

    • Choose a WWN pool name from the list to have a WWN automatically assigned from the specified pool. Each pool name is followed by two numbers in parentheses that show the number of WWNs still available in the pool and the total number of WWNs in the pool.

  2. In the vHBA 0 (Fabric A) area:
    • In the Name field, enter a unique name for the vHBA.

    • From the Select VSAN drop-down list, choose the name of the VSAN with which this vHBA should be associated.

    If the VSAN you need is not in the drop-down list, click the Create VSAN link. For more information, see Creating a Named VSAN.

  3. Repeat Step 7b in the vHBA 1 (Fabric B) area to create a VSAN for that vHBA.
  4. Continue with Step 9.
Step 8   (Optional) If you chose the expert SAN storage option, do the following:
  1. From the WWNN Assignment drop-down list:
    • Choose Select (pool default used by default) to use the default WWN pool.

    • Choose Derived from vHBA to use a WWN derived from the first vHBA you specify.

    • Choose one of the options listed under Manual Using OUI and then enter the WWN in the World Wide Node Name field.

      You can specify a WWNN in the range from 20:00:00:00:00:00:00:00 to 20:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF or from 50:00:00:00:00:00:00:00 to 5F:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF. You can click the here link to verify that the WWNN you specified is available.

    • Choose a WWN pool name from the list to have a WWN automatically assigned from the specified pool. Each pool name is followed by two numbers in parentheses that show the number of WWNs still available in the pool and the total number of WWNs in the pool.

  2. Click Add on the icon bar of the table to open the Create vHBA dialog box.
  3. Complete the following fields to specify the identity information for the vHBA:
    Name Description

    Name field

    The name of this vHBA.

    This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

    Use SAN Connectivity Template check box

    Check this check box if you want to use a template to create the vHBA. Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the vHBA Template drop-down list from which you can select the appropriate template, and the Adapter Performance Profile area from which you can select an adapter profile.

    Note   

    You can only select this option if one or more SAN connectivity templates exist in the system.

    Create vHBA Template link

    Click this link if you want to create a vHBA template.

    WWPN Assignment drop-down list

    If you want to:


    • Use the default WWPN pool, leave this field set to Select (pool default used by default).

    • Use the WWPN assigned to the server by the manufacturer, select Hardware Default.

    • A specific WWPN, select 20:00:00:25:B5:00:00:00, 20:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, or 5X:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX and enter the WWPN in the WWPN field. To verify that this WWPN is available, click the corresponding link.

    • A WWPN from a pool, select the pool name from the list. Each pool name is followed by a pair of numbers in parentheses. The first number is the number of available WWN addresses in the pool and the second is the total number of WWPN addresses in the pool.

  4. In the VSAN area, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Fabric ID field

    The fabric interconnect associated with the component.

    Select VSAN drop-down list box

    The VSAN that this vHBA is associated with.

    Create VSAN link

    Click this link if you want to create a VSAN.

    Pin Group drop-down list box

    The pin group that this vHBA is associated with.

    Create SAN Pin Group link

    Click this link if you want to create a pin group.

    Persistent Binding field

    This can be:


    • disabled

    • enabled

    Operational Parameters Section

    Stats Threshold Policy drop-down list box

    The threshold policy that this vHBA is associated with.

  5. In the Adapter Performance Profile area, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Adapter Policy drop-down list box

    The Fibre Channel adapter policy that this vHBA is associated with.

    Create Fibre Channel Adapter Policy link

    Click this link if you want to create a Fibre Channel adapter policy.

  6. Click OK.
Step 9   Click Next.

What to Do Next

Complete Page 3: Specifying the Template Networking Options.

Page 3: Specifying the Template Networking Options

This procedure directly follows Page 2: Specifying the Template Storage Options. It describes how to configure the networking options, including LAN connectivity, on the Networking page of the Create Service Profile Template wizard.

Procedure
Step 1   In the How would you like to configure LAN connectivity? field, click one of the following options:
Option Description

Simple

Allows you to create a maximum of two vNICs, in dual fabric mode, for every service profile created from this template.

Continue with Step 2.

Expert

Allows you to create an unlimited number of vNICs for every service profile created from this template.

Continue with Step 3.

No vNICs

Does not include any vNICs for connections to a LAN in a service profile created from this template. Any server associated with these service profiles cannot communicate with a LAN unless you modify the individual service profile later.

Continue with Step 4.

Step 2   (Optional) If you chose the simple LAN connectivity option, do the following:
  1. In the vNIC 0 (Fabric A) area:
    • In the Name field, enter a unique name for the vNIC.

    • From the Select Native VLAN drop-down list, choose the name of the VLAN with which this vNIC should communicate.

    If the VLAN you need is not in the drop-down list, click the Create VLAN link. For more information, see Creating a Named VLAN.

  2. Repeat Step 2a in the vNIC 1 (Fabric B) area to create a VLAN for that vNIC.
  3. Continue with Step 4.
Step 3   If you chose the expert LAN connectivity option, do the following:
  1. Click Add on the icon bar of the table to open the Create vNICs dialog box.
  2. Complete the following fields to specify the identity information for the vNIC:
    Name Description

    Name field

    Enter a name for this vNIC.

    Use LAN Connectivity Template check box

    Check this check box if you want to use a template to create the vNIC. Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the vNIC Template drop-down list from which you can select the appropriate template, and the Adapter Performance Profile area from which you can select an adapter profile.

    Note   

    You can only select this option if one or more LAN connectivity templates exist in the system.

    Create vNIC Template link

    Click this link if you want to create a vNIC template.

    MAC Address Assignment drop-down list

    If you want to:


    • Use the default MAC address pool, leave this field set to Select (pool default used by default).

    • Use the MAC address assigned to the server by the manufacturer, select Hardware Default.

    • A specific MAC address, select 02:25:B5:XX:XX:XX and enter the address in the MAC Address field. To verify that this address is available, click the corresponding link.

    • A MAC address from a pool, select the pool name from the list. Each pool name is followed by a pair of numbers in parentheses. The first number is the number of available MAC addresses in the pool and the second is the total number of MAC addresses in the pool.

  3. In the Fabric Interconnect area, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Fabric ID field

    The fabric interconnect associated with the component.

    If you want this vNIC to be able to access the second fabric interconnect if the default one is unavailable, check the Enable Failover check box.

    Note   

    Do not select Enable Failover if you plan to associate this vNIC configuration with a server that has a Cisco UCS 82598KR-CI 10-Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. If you do so, Cisco UCS Manager generates a configuration fault when you associate the service profile with the server.

    VLAN Trunking field

    If you want to use VLAN trunking, click Yes. Otherwise, select No.

    Select VLAN drop-down list box

    The VLAN that this vNIC is associated with.

    Create VLAN link

    Click this link if you want to create a VLAN.

    Native VLAN check box

    Check this check box if this vNIC is associated with the native VLAN.

    Pin Group drop-down list box

    Choose the LAN pin group you want associated with this vNIC.

    Create LAN Pin Group link

    Click this link if you want to create a LAN pin group.

    Operational Parameters Section

    Stats Threshold Policy drop-down list box

    The statistics collection policy that this vNIC is associated with.

  4. In the Adapter Performance Profile area, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Adapter Policy drop-down list box

    The Ethernet adapter policy that this vNIC is associated with.

    Create Ethernet Adapter Policy link

    Click this link if you want to create an Ethernet adapter policy.

    QoS drop-down list box

    The quality of service policy that this vNIC is associated with.

    Create QoS Policy link

    Click this link if you want to create a quality of service policy.

    Network Control Policy drop-down list box

    The network control policy that this vNIC is associated with.

    Create Network Control Policy Policy link

    Click this link if you want to create a network control policy.

  5. Click OK.
Step 4   Click Next.

What to Do Next

Complete Page 4: Specifying the Template Server Boot Order Options.

Page 4: Specifying the Template Server Boot Order Options

This procedure directly follows Page 3: Specifying the Template Networking Options. It describes how to set the server boot order options on the Server Boot Order page of the Create Service Profile Template wizard.

Procedure
Step 1   From the Boot Policy drop-down list, choose one of the following:
Option Description

Select Boot Policy to use

Assigns the default boot policy to every service profile created from this template.

Continue with Step 7.

Create a Specific Boot Policy

Enables you to create a local boot policy that can only be accessed by a service profile created from this template.

Continue with Step 3.

Boot Policies Policy_Name

Assigns an existing boot policy to every service profile created from this template. If you choose this option, Cisco UCS Manager displays the details of the policy.

If you do not want use any of the existing policies, but instead want to create a policy that all service profiles and templates can access, continue with Step 2. Otherwise, continue with Step 7.

Step 2   If you chose to create a boot policy, in the Create Boot Policy dialog box, enter a unique name and description for the policy.

This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

Step 3   (Optional) To reboot all servers that use this boot policy after you make changes to the boot order, check the Reboot on Boot Order Change check box.
Step 4   To add a local disk, virtual CD-ROM, or virtual floppy to the boot order:
  1. Click the down arrows to expand the Local Devices area.
  2. Click one of the following links to add the device to the Boot Order table:
    • Add Local Disk

    • Add CD-ROM

    • Add Floppy

  3. Add another boot device to the Boot Order table or click OK to finish.
Step 5   To add a LAN boot to the boot order:
  1. Click the down arrows to expand the vNICs area.
  2. Click the Add LAN Boot link.
  3. In the Add LAN Boot dialog box, enter the name of the vNIC that you want to use for the LAN boot in the vNIC field, then click OK.
  4. Add another device to the Boot Order table or click OK to finish.
Step 6   To add a SAN boot to the boot order:
  1. Click the down arrows to expand the vHBAs area.
  2. Click the Add SAN Boot link.
  3. In the Add SAN Boot dialog box, complete the following fields, then click OK:
    Name Description

    vHBA field

    Enter the name of the vHBA you want to use for the SAN boot.

    Type field

    This can be:


    • primary—If the server boots using a SAN WWN address, this is the first address it tries. Each boot policy can have only one primary SAN boot location.

    • secondary—If the server cannot boot from the primary SAN location, it attempts to boot from this location. Each boot policy can have only one secondary SAN boot location.

  4. If this vHBA points to a bootable SAN image, click the Add SAN Boot Target link and, in the Add SAN Boot Target dialog box, complete the following fields, then click OK:
    Name Description
    Boot Target LUN field

    The LUN that corresponds to the location of the boot image.

    Boot Target WWPN field

    The WWPN that corresponds to the location of the boot image.

    Type field

    This can be:


    • primary—If the server boots using a SAN WWN address, this is the first address it tries. Each boot policy can have only one primary SAN boot location.

    • secondary—If the server cannot boot from the primary SAN location, it attempts to boot from this location. Each boot policy can have only one secondary SAN boot location.

  5. Add another boot device to the Boot Order table or click OK to finish.
Step 7   Click Next.

What to Do Next

Complete Page 5: Specifying the Template Server Assignment Options.

Page 5: Specifying the Template Server Assignment Options

This procedure directly follows Page 4: Specifying the Template Server Boot Order Options. It describes how to specify the way a server is assigned to service profile created from this template on the Server Assignment page of the Create Service Profile Template wizard.

Procedure
Step 1   From the Server Assignment drop-down list, choose one of the following:
Option Description

Assign Later

Allows you to assign a server after you have created and configured the service profile template.

Continue with Step 2.

Select from a Pool

Pool_Name

Select a server pool from the list at the bottom of the drop-down list. Cisco UCS Manager assigns a server from this pool to a service profile created from this template.

Continue with Step 2.

Step 2   In the Power State field, click one of the following radio buttons to set the power state that will be applied to the server when it is associated with a service profile created from this template:
  • Down if you want the server to be powered down before the profile is associated with the server.
  • Up if you want the server to be powered up before the profile is associated with the server

By default, the server is powered up.

Step 3   (Optional) In the Firmware Management area, do the following to use policies to update the firmware on the server associated with a service profile created from this template:
  1. Click the down arrows on the Firmware Management bar.
  2. Complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Host Firmware drop-down list

    To associate a host firmware package with this service profile, choose its name from the drop-down list.

    Create Host Firmware Package link

    Click this link if you want to create a host firmware package.

    Management Firmware drop-down list

    To associate a management firmware package with this service profile, choose its name from the drop-down list.

    Create Management Firmware Package link

    Click this link if you want to create a management firmware package.

Step 4   Click Next.

What to Do Next

Complete Page 6: Specifying Template Policy Options.

Page 6: Specifying Template Policy Options

This procedure directly follows Page 5: Specifying the Template Server Assignment Options. It describes how to add operational policies to the service profile template on the Operational Policies page of the Create Service Profile Template wizard. These policies are optional.

Procedure
Step 1   To provide external access to the BMC on the server, click the down arrows on the External IPMI Management Configuration bar and add an IPMI profile and a serial over LAN policy.

If you do not want to provide external access, continue with Step 4.

Step 2   To add an IPMI profile to service profile created from this template, do one of the following:
  1. To add an existing policy, select the desired IPMI profile from the IPMI Profile drop-down list.
  2. If the IPMI Profile drop-down list does not include an IPMI profile with the desired user access, click the Create IPMI Profile link to create an IPMI profile that is available to all service profiles templates.

    For more information about how to create an IPMI profile, see Creating an IPMI Profile.

  3. If you chose to create an IPMI profile, select that profile from the IPMI Profile drop-down list.
Step 3   To add a Serial over LAN policy to service profile created from this template:
  1. To add an existing policy, select the desired Serial over LAN policy from the SoL Configuration Profile drop-down list.
  2. To create a Serial over LAN policy that is only available to service profile created from this template, select Create a Specific SoL Policy from the SoL Configuration Profile drop-down list and complete the Admin State field and the Speed drop-down list.
  3. To create a Serial over LAN policy that is available to all service profile templates, click the Create Serial over LAN Policy link and complete the fields in the dialog box.
  4. If you chose to create a Serial over LAN policy that is available to all service profile templates, select that policy from the SoL Configuration Profile drop-down list.
Step 4   To monitor thresholds and collect statistics for the associated server:
  1. Click the down arrows on the Monitoring Configuration bar.
  2. To add an existing policy, select the desired threshold policy from the Threshold Policy drop-down list.
  3. To create a threshold policy that is available to all service profile templates, click the Create Threshold Policy link and complete the fields in the dialog box.
  4. If you chose to create a threshold policy that is available to all service profile templates, select that policy from the Threshold Policy drop-down list.
Step 5   Click Finish.

Creating Service Profiles from a Service Profile Template

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profile Templates.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile template that you want to use as the basis for your service profiles.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Right-click the service profile template you want to create the profiles from and select Create Service Profiles From Template.
Step 5   In the Create Service Profiles From Template dialog box, complete the following fields:
Name Description

Naming Prefix field

The prefix to use for the template name. When the system creates the service profiles, it appends a unique numeric identifier to this prefix.

For example, if you specify the prefix MyProfile and request two profiles, the first service profile would be called MyProfile1 and the second would be MyProfile2. If you return at a later date and create three more profiles with the same prefix, they would be named MyProfile3, MyProfile4, and MyProfile5.

Number field

The number of service profiles to create.

Step 6   Click OK.

Creating a Template Based Service Profile for a Server

Before You Begin

A qualified service profile template with the desired values must exist in Cisco UCS Manager.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Equipment > Chassis > Chassis Number > Servers.
Step 3   Choose the server for which you want to create a hardware based service profile.
Step 4   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
Step 5   In the Actions area, click Create Service Profile.
Step 6   In the Create Service Profile for Server dialog box:
  1. Click the Template Based Service Profile radio button.
  2. In the Name field, enter a unique name for the service profile.

    This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

  3. From the Service Profile Template drop-down list, select the template from which you want to create the service profile associated with this server.
  4. Click OK.

Changing the UUID in a Service Profile Template

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profile Templates.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile template for which you want to change the UUID.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Choose the service profile template whose UUID assignment you want to change.
Step 5   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
Step 6   In the Actions area, click Change UUID.
Step 7   From the UUID Assignment drop-down list, choose one of the following:
Option Description

Select (pool default used by default)

Assigns a UUID from the default UUID Suffix pool.

Hardware Default

Uses the UUID assigned to the server by the manufacturer.

If you choose this option, the UUID remains unassigned until the service profile is associated with a server. At that point, the UUID is set to the UUID value assigned to the server by the manufacturer. If the service profile is later moved to a different server, the UUID is changed to match the new server.

Pools Pool_Name

Assigns a UUID from the UUID Suffix pool that you select from the list at the bottom of the drop-down list.

Each pool name is followed by two numbers in parentheses that show the number of UUIDs still available in the pool and the total number of UUIDs in the pool.

Step 8   Click OK.

Associating a Service Profile Template with a Server Pool

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

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profile Templates.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile that you want to associate with a server pool.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Right-click the service profile template you want to associate with a server pool and select Associate with Server Pool.

The Associate with Server Pool dialog box opens.

Step 5   From the Server Pool section of the Pool Assignment drop-down list, select a server pool.

If you select Assign Later, the service profile template is not associated with a server pool.

Step 6   Select one of the following radio buttons to determine the power state applied to a server which is associated with a service profile profile created from this template:
Step 7   From the Select Qualification dropdown list, select the server pool policy qualifications that you want to apply to a server which is associated with a service profile created from this template.
Step 8   Click OK.

Disassociating a Service Profile Template from its Server Pool

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profile Templates.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile that you want to disassociate from its server pool.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Right-click the service profile template you want to disassociate from its server pool and select Disassociate Template.
Step 5   If Cisco UCS Manager displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Managing Service Profiles

Cloning a Service Profile

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization where you want to create the service profile.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Right-click the service profile you want to clone and select Create a Clone.
Step 5   In the Create Clone From Service Profile dialog box:
  1. Enter the name you want to use for the new profile in the Clone Name field.
  2. Click OK.
Step 6   Navigate to the service profile you just created and make sure that all options are correct.

Associating a Service Profile with a Server or Server Pool

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

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile that you want to associate with a new server or server pool.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Right-click the service profile you want to associate with a server and select Change Service Profile Association.
Step 5   In the Associate Service Profile dialog box, select one of the following options:
Option Description

Server Pool

Select a server pool from the drop-down list. Cisco UCS Manager assigns a server from this pool to the service profile.

Continue with Step 7.

Server

Navigate to the desired available server in the navigation tree and select the server which will be assigned to the service profile.

Continue with Step 7.

Custom Server

Specifies the chassis and slot that contains the server which will be assigned to the service profile. If the server is not in the slot or is otherwise unavailable, the service profile will be associated with the server when it becomes available.

Continue with Step 6.

Step 6   If you chose Custom Server, do the following:
  1. In the Chassis Id field, enter the number of the chassis where the selected server is located.
  2. In the Server Id field, enter the number of the slot where the selected server is located.
Step 7   Click OK.

Disassociating a Service Profile from a Server or Server Pool

When you disassociate a service profile, Cisco UCS Manager attempts to shutdown the OS on the server. If the OS does not shutdown within a reasonable length of time, Cisco UCS Manager forces the server to shutdown.

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile that you want to disassociate from a server or server pool.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Right-click the service profile you want to disassociate from a server and select Disassociate Service Profile.
Step 5   In the Disassociate Service Profile dialog box, click Yes to confirm that you want to disassociate the service profile.
Step 6   (Optional) Monitor the status and FSM for the server to confirm that the disassociation completed.

Changing the UUID in a Service Profile

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile for which you want to change the UUID.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Choose the service profile that requires the UUID for the associated server to be changed.
Step 5   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
Step 6   In the Actions area, click Change UUID.
Step 7   From the UUID Assignment drop-down list, do one of the following:
Option Description

Select (pool default used by default)

Assigns a UUID from the default UUID Suffix pool.

Continue with Step 9.

Hardware Default

Uses the UUID assigned to the server by the manufacturer.

If you choose this option, the UUID remains unassigned until the service profile is associated with a server. At that point, the UUID is set to the UUID value assigned to the server by the manufacturer. If the service profile is later moved to a different server, the UUID is changed to match the new server.

Continue with Step 9.

XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX

Uses the UUID that you manually assign.

Continue with Step 8.

Pools Pool_Name

Assigns a UUID from the UUID Suffix pool that you select from the list at the bottom of the drop-down list.

Each pool name is followed by two numbers in parentheses that show the number of UUIDs still available in the pool and the total number of UUIDs in the pool.

Continue with Step 9.

Step 8   (Optional) If you selected the XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX option, do the following:
  1. In the UUID field, enter the valid UUID that you want to assign to the server which uses this service profile.
  2. To verify that the selected UUID is available, click the here link.
Step 9   Click OK.

Creating a vNIC for a Service Profile

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile for which you want to create a vNIC.
Step 4   Expand the service profile for which you want to create a vNIC.
Step 5   Right-click on the vNICs node and choose Create vNICs.
Step 6   In the Create vNICs dialog box, do the following:
  1. Complete the following fields to specify the identity information for the vNIC:
    Name Description

    Name field

    Enter a name for this vNIC.

    Use LAN Connectivity Template check box

    Check this check box if you want to use a template to create the vNIC. Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the vNIC Template drop-down list from which you can select the appropriate template, and the Adapter Performance Profile area from which you can select an adapter profile.

    Note   

    You can only select this option if one or more LAN connectivity templates exist in the system.

    Create vNIC Template link

    Click this link if you want to create a vNIC template.

    MAC Address Assignment drop-down list

    If you want to:


    • Use the default MAC address pool, leave this field set to Select (pool default used by default).

    • Use the MAC address assigned to the server by the manufacturer, select Hardware Default.

    • A specific MAC address, select 02:25:B5:XX:XX:XX and enter the address in the MAC Address field. To verify that this address is available, click the corresponding link.

    • A MAC address from a pool, select the pool name from the list. Each pool name is followed by a pair of numbers in parentheses. The first number is the number of available MAC addresses in the pool and the second is the total number of MAC addresses in the pool.

  2. In the Fabric Interconnect area, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Fabric ID field

    The fabric interconnect associated with the component.

    If you want this vNIC to be able to access the second fabric interconnect if the default one is unavailable, check the Enable Failover check box.

    Note   

    Do not select Enable Failover if you plan to associate this vNIC configuration with a server that has a Cisco UCS 82598KR-CI 10-Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. If you do so, Cisco UCS Manager generates a configuration fault when you associate the service profile with the server.

    VLAN Trunking field

    If you want to use VLAN trunking, click Yes. Otherwise, select No.

    Select VLAN drop-down list box

    The VLAN that this vNIC is associated with.

    Create VLAN link

    Click this link if you want to create a VLAN.

    Native VLAN check box

    Check this check box if this vNIC is associated with the native VLAN.

    Pin Group drop-down list box

    Choose the LAN pin group you want associated with this vNIC.

    Create LAN Pin Group link

    Click this link if you want to create a LAN pin group.

    Operational Parameters Section

    Stats Threshold Policy drop-down list box

    The statistics collection policy that this vNIC is associated with.

  3. In the Adapter Performance Profile area, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Adapter Policy drop-down list box

    The Ethernet adapter policy that this vNIC is associated with.

    Create Ethernet Adapter Policy link

    Click this link if you want to create an Ethernet adapter policy.

    QoS drop-down list box

    The quality of service policy that this vNIC is associated with.

    Create QoS Policy link

    Click this link if you want to create a quality of service policy.

    Network Control Policy drop-down list box

    The network control policy that this vNIC is associated with.

    Create Network Control Policy Policy link

    Click this link if you want to create a network control policy.

  4. Click OK.

Deleting a vNIC from a Service Profile

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile from which you want to delete a vNIC.
Step 4   Expand the service profile from which you want to delete a vNIC.
Step 5   Expand the vNICs node.
Step 6   Right-click on the vNIC you want to delete and choose Delete.
Step 7   If Cisco UCS Manager displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Creating a vHBA for a Service Profile

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile for which you want to create a vHBA.
Step 4   Expand the service profile for which you want to create a vHBA.
Step 5   Right-click on the vHBAs node and choose Create vHBAs.
Step 6   In the Create vHBAs dialog box, do the following:
  1. Complete the following fields to specify the identity information for the vHBA:
    Name Description

    Name field

    The name of this vHBA.

    This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters, and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

    Use SAN Connectivity Template check box

    Check this check box if you want to use a template to create the vHBA. Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays the vHBA Template drop-down list from which you can select the appropriate template, and the Adapter Performance Profile area from which you can select an adapter profile.

    Note   

    You can only select this option if one or more SAN connectivity templates exist in the system.

    Create vHBA Template link

    Click this link if you want to create a vHBA template.

    WWPN Assignment drop-down list

    If you want to:


    • Use the default WWPN pool, leave this field set to Select (pool default used by default).

    • Use the WWPN assigned to the server by the manufacturer, select Hardware Default.

    • A specific WWPN, select 20:00:00:25:B5:00:00:00, 20:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, or 5X:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX and enter the WWPN in the WWPN field. To verify that this WWPN is available, click the corresponding link.

    • A WWPN from a pool, select the pool name from the list. Each pool name is followed by a pair of numbers in parentheses. The first number is the number of available WWN addresses in the pool and the second is the total number of WWPN addresses in the pool.

  2. In the VSAN area, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Fabric ID field

    The fabric interconnect associated with the component.

    Select VSAN drop-down list box

    The VSAN that this vHBA is associated with.

    Create VSAN link

    Click this link if you want to create a VSAN.

    Pin Group drop-down list box

    The pin group that this vHBA is associated with.

    Create SAN Pin Group link

    Click this link if you want to create a pin group.

    Persistent Binding field

    This can be:


    • disabled

    • enabled

    Operational Parameters Section

    Stats Threshold Policy drop-down list box

    The threshold policy that this vHBA is associated with.

  3. In the Adapter Performance Profile area, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Adapter Policy drop-down list box

    The Fibre Channel adapter policy that this vHBA is associated with.

    Create Fibre Channel Adapter Policy link

    Click this link if you want to create a Fibre Channel adapter policy.

  4. Click OK.

Changing the WWPN for a vHBA

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile for which you want to change the WWPN.
Step 4   Expand Service_Profile_Name > vHBAs.
Step 5   Click the vHBA for which you want to change the WWPN.
Step 6   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
Step 7   In the Actions area, click Change World Wide Name.
Step 8   In the Change World Wide Port Name dialog box, do the following:
  1. From the WWPN Assignment drop-down list , do one of the following:
    • Use the default WWPN pool, choose Select (pool default used by default).

    • Use a WWPN derived from the manufacturers specifications, choose Hardware Default.

    • A specific WWPN, choose 20:00:00:25:B5:00:00:00 and enter the WWNN in the WWPN field.

    • A WWPN from a pool, select the pool name from the list. Each pool name is followed by number of available/total WWPNs in the pool.

  2. Click OK.

Clearing Persistent Binding for a vHBA

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile for which you want to modify the vHBA.
Step 4   Expand Service_Profile_Name > vHBAs.
Step 5   Click the vHBA for which you want to clear the persistent binding.
Step 6   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
Step 7   In the Actions area, click Clear Persistent Binding.
Step 8   If Cisco UCS Manager displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Deleting a vHBA from a Service Profile

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that contains the service profile from which you want to delete a vHBA.
Step 4   Expand the service profile from which you want to delete a vHBA.
Step 5   Expand the vHBAs node.
Step 6   Right-click on the vHBA you want to delete and choose Delete.
Step 7   If Cisco UCS Manager displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Binding a Service Profile to a Service Profile Template

You can bind a service profile to a service profile template. When you bind the service profile to a template, Cisco UCS Manager configures the service profile with the values defined in the service profile template. If the existing service profile configuration does not match the template, Cisco UCS Manager reconfigures the service profile. You can only change the configuration of a bound service profile through the associated template.

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that includes the service profile you want to bind.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Click the service profile you want to bind.
Step 5   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
Step 6   In the Actions area, click Bind to a Template.
Step 7   In the Bind to a Service Profile Template dialog box, do the following:
  1. From the Service Profile Template drop-down list, choose the template to which you want to bind the service profile.
  2. Click OK.

Unbinding a Service Profile from a Service Profile Template

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles.
Step 3   Expand the node for the organization that includes the service profile you want to unbind.

If the system does not include multi-tenancy, expand the root node.

Step 4   Click the service profile you want to unbind.
Step 5   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
Step 6   In the Actions area, click Unbind from the Template.
Step 7   If Cisco UCS Manager displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Deleting a Service Profile

Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
Step 2   In the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles > Organization_Name .
Step 3   Right-click the service profile you want to delete and select Delete.
Step 4   If Cisco UCS Manager displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
Step 5   Click OK.