Cisco UCS Manager GUI Configuration Guide, Release 1.4
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Preface

Preface

This preface includes the following sections:

Audience

This guide is intended primarily for data center administrators with responsibilities and expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Server administration
  • Storage administration
  • Network administration
  • Network security

New and Changed Information for this Release

The following table provides an overview of the significant changes to this guide for this current release. The table does not provide an exhaustive list of all changes made to the configuration guides or of the new features in this release. For information about new supported hardware in this release, see the Release Notes for Cisco UCS Manager available through the Cisco UCS B-Series Servers Documentation Roadmap.

Table 1 New Features

Feature

Description

Where Documented

Server BIOS setting enhancements

Enables you to configure additional BIOS settings.

Configuring Server-Related Policies

Chassis level power capping

Enables you to set power capping at the chassis level.

Managing Power in Cisco UCS

Deferred deployment of service profile changes

Enables you to schedule the deployment of service profile changes that cause the associated server to reboot.

Deferring Deployment of Service Profile Updates

Fibre Channel switching support

Enables you to configure the Fibre Channel switching mode for the fabric interconnects.

Configuring the Fabric Interconnects

Firmware upgrade enhancements

Adds support for the new method of releasing firmware bundles.

Managing Firmware

LDAP enhancements

Provides enhancements to the LDAP integration, including support for LDAP groups.

Configuring Authentication

MAC address synchronization

Enhances failover in a cluster configuration by replicating MAC addresses on both the primary and the secondary fabric interconnects.

System Configuration Type

Management IP address enhancements

Enables you to configure a static or pooled management IP address on a server and in the service profile associated with a server.

Setting the Management IP Address

Multiple simultaneous authorizations

Enables you to configure Cisco UCS Manager to use more than one primary authentication database to authorize remote user logins.

Configuring Authentication

Port and port channel types

Adds support for additional types of ports and port channels, including Fibre Channel storage ports, Fibre Channel over Ethernet storage ports, appliance ports for network-attached storage, and Fibre Channel port channels.

Configuring Ports

Private VLAN

Enables you to configure private VLANs in the Cisco UCS instance.

Configuring VLANs

Rack-mount server integration

Enables you to integrate and manage Cisco UCS C-series rack-mount servers with Cisco UCS Manager.

Managing Rack-Mount Servers

Information about how to integrate these servers is available in the hardware installation guide for each server.

SNMP enhancements

Enhances support for SNMP monitoring.

Configuring Communication Services

System monitoring documentation enhancements

Enables you to find all documentation related to system monitoring in one part of the configuration guide.

System Monitoring

Traffic Monitoring

Provides support for traffic monitoring through SPAN functionality.

Monitoring Traffic

Table 2  Significant Changes in the April 2011 Release

Feature

Description

Where Documented

Changes to UCS Manager Configuration Guide document versioning

Cisco UCS Manager Configuration Guide, version 1.4 includes version 1.4(1) information as well as all changes from subsequent maintenance releases.

Preface

Link to new "Cisco 6100 Series Configuration Limits for Cisco UCS Manager, Release 1.4" document

Enables you to navigate from the Cisco UCS Manager Configuration Guides to the "Cisco 6100 Series Configuration Limits for Cisco UCS Manager, Release 1.4" documentation.

Initial System Setup

Configuring Named VLAN chapter renamed

The chapter previously called "Configuring Named VLANs" is now called "Configuring VLANs."

Configuring VLANs

VLAN Port Count Limitations

Provides information about the port count limit and which ports contribute to the VLAN port count.

Configuring VLANs

VLAN Port Count

Enables you to view the VLAN port count for a fabric interconnect.

Configuring VLANs

Change to the range of reserved VLAN IDs

VLAN ID 4048 is now reserved.

Configuring VLANs

LDAP documentation enhancements

Enhancements to existing information for user attributes and configuring LDAP providers.

Configuring Authentication

Chassis renumbering

Enables you to renumber chassis.

Managing the Chassis

Organization

This document includes the following parts:

Part

Title

Description

Part 1

Introduction

Contains chapters that provide an overview of Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and Cisco UCS Manager.

Part 2

System Configuration

Contains chapters that describe how to configure fabric interconnects, ports, communication services, primary authentication, and role-based access control configuration, and how to manage firmware and the Capability Catalog on a system.

Part 3

Network Configuration

Contains chapters that describe how to configure named VLANs, LAN pin groups, MAC pools, and Quality of Service (QoS).

Part 4

Storage Configuration

Contains chapters that describe how to configure named VSANs, SAN pin groups, and WWN pools.

Part 5

Server Configuration

Contains chapters that describe how to configure server-related policies, server-related pools, service profiles, and server power usage.

Part 6

System Management

Contains chapters that describe how to manage a Cisco UCS instance, including managing the chassis, servers, and I/O modules, and how to back up and restore the configuration.

Part 7

System Monitoring

Contains chapters that describe how use Cisco UCS Manager to monitor a Cisco UCS instance, including configuring Call Home, monitoring data traffic, monitoring hardware, configuring statistics-related policies, and configuring faults, events, and logs.

For more information about Cisco UCS faults and logs, see the Cisco UCS Manager B-Series Troubleshooting Guide and the Cisco UCS Faults and Error Messages Reference.

Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

Convention

Indication

bold font

Commands, keywords, GUI elements, and user-entered text appear in bold font.

italic font

Document titles, new or emphasized terms, and arguments for which you supply values are in italic font.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

{x | y | z}

Required alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

[x | y | z]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.

string

A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

courier font

Terminal sessions and information that the system displays appear in courier font.

< >

Nonprinting characters such as passwords are in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.


Note


Means reader take note.



Tip


Means the following information will help you solve a problem.



Caution


Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might perform an action that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.



Timesaver


Means the described action saves time. You can save time by performing the action described in the paragraph.



Warning


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