Cisco UCS Manager GUI Configuration Guide, Release 2.1
CIMC Session Management
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CIMC Session Management

CIMC Session Management

This chapter includes the following sections:

CIMC Session Management

You can view and close any KVM, vMedia, and SOL sessions in Cisco UCS Manager. If you have administrator privileges, you can discontinue the KVM, vMedia, and SoL sessions of any user. . Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) provides session information to Cisco UCS Manager. When Cisco UCS Manager gets an event from CIMC, it updates its session table and displays the information to all users.

The session information consists of:
  • Name—The name of the user who launched the session.
  • Session ID—The ID associated with the session. The format of the session ID for blades is [unique identifier] _ [chassis id] _ [Blade id]. The format of the session ID for racks is [unique identifier] _ 0 _ [Rack id].
  • Type of session—KVM, vMedia, or SoL.
  • Privilege level of the user—Read-Write, Read Only, or Granted.
  • Administrative state—Active or Inactive. The value is active if the session is active. The value is inactive if the session terminate command has been issued but the session has not been terminated. This situation occurs when FSM of the server is in progress with another operation or when the connectivity to CIMC is lost.
  • Source Address—The IP address of the computer from which the session was opened.
  • Service Profile—The service profile associated with the session. The service profile attribute value for a CIMC session is displayed only if the session is opened on an IP address that is provided from the service profile.
  • Server—The name of the server associated with the session.
  • Login time—The date and time the session started.
  • Last Update Time—The last time the session information was updated by CIMC.

A new session is generally added when a user connects to KVM, vMedia, or SOL. A Pnuos vMedia session will be displayed in the session table during the server discovery with the user name __vmediausr__.

The CIMC session data is available under the CIMC Sessions tab in Cisco UCS Manager GUI. Any CIMC session terminated by the user is audit logged with proper details.


Note


To perform the GUI and CLI tasks that are described in this guide, a CIMC image version of 2.1(2a) or above is required for the session management support for the blade servers. The latest CIMC image version of 1.5(1l) and above is required for the rack-servers.


Viewing All Open CIMC Sessions

This task describes one way to view all CIMC sessions opened globally on Cisco UCS Manager. You can view CIMC sessions of all servers opened by local, remote, or IPMI users in a single page.

Procedure
    Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
    Step 2   On the Admin tab, click User Management > User Services.
    Step 3   In the Work pane, click the CIMC Sessions tab.

    Viewing the CIMC Sessions of a Server

    This task describes how to view the CIMC sessions of a specific server. You can view the CIMC sessions opened on the server and the service profile.

    Procedure
      Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
      Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Chassis > Chassis Number > Servers > Server Number.
      Step 3   In the Work pane, click the CIMC Sessions tab.

      Viewing the CIMC Sessions of a Service Profile

      This task describes how to view the CIMC sessions of a specific service profile.

      Note


      A CIMC session will only be displayed under a service profile if the session was opened on an IP address provided from that service profile.


      Procedure
        Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
        Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles > Root > Service Profile Name.
        Step 3   In the Work pane, click the CIMC Sessions tab.

        Viewing the CIMC Sessions Opened by a Local User

        This task describes how to view CIMC sessions opened by a local user.

        Procedure
          Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
          Step 2   On the Admin tab, expand User Management > User Services > Locally Authenticated Users > User Name.
          Step 3   In the Work pane, click the CIMC Sessions tab.

          Viewing the CIMC Sessions Opened by a Remote User

          This task describes how to view CIMC sessions opened by a remote user.

          Procedure
            Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
            Step 2   On the Admin tab, expand User Management > User Services > Remotely Authenticated Users > User Name.
            Step 3   In the Work pane, click the CIMC Sessions tab.

            Clearing All Open CIMC Sessions

            This task describes how to clear all open CIMC sessions. You can clear the CIMC sessions of all servers and service-profiles opened by the local, remote, or IPMI users.

            Procedure
              Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
              Step 2   On the Admin tab, click User Management.
              Step 3   In the Work pane, click the CIMC Sessions tab.
              Step 4   Select the CIMC sessions you want to clear, right-click, and select Clear CIMC Session.
              Step 5   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

              Clearing the CIMC Sessions of a Server

              This task describes how to clear the CIMC session of a server. You can clear one or more CIMC sessions that are opened on a server.

              Procedure
                Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Equipment tab.
                Step 2   On the Equipment tab, expand Servers > Server Name.
                Step 3   In the Work pane, click the CIMC Sessions tab.
                Step 4   Select the CIMC sessions that you want to clear, right-click, and select Clear CIMC Session.
                Step 5   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

                Clearing the CIMC Sessions of a Service Profile

                This task describes how to clear the CIMC sessions of a service profile. You can clear one or more CIMC sessions opened with an IP address provided on the service-profile.

                Procedure
                  Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
                  Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles > root > Service Profile Name.
                  Step 3   In the Work pane, click the CIMC Sessions tab.
                  Step 4   Select the CIMC sessions that you want to clear, right-click, and select Clear CIMC Session.
                  Step 5   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

                  Clearing the CIMC Sessions of a Local User

                  This task describes how to clear the CIMC sessions of a local user. You can clear one or more CIMC sessions opened by a local user.

                  Procedure
                    Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
                    Step 2   On the Admin tab, expand User Services > Locally Authenticated Users > User Name.
                    Step 3   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                    Step 4   Under the General tab, expand the CIMC Sessions section.
                    Step 5   Select the CIMC sessions you want to clear, right-click, and select Clear CIMC Session.
                    Step 6   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

                    Clearing the CIMC Sessions of a Remote User

                    This task describes how to clear the CIMC sessions of a remote user. You can clear one or more CIMC sessions opened by a remote user.

                    Procedure
                      Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
                      Step 2   On the Admin tab, expand User Services > Remotely Authenticated Users > User Name.
                      Step 3   In the Work pane, click the General tab.
                      Step 4   Under the General tab, expand the CIMC Sessions section.
                      Step 5   Select the CIMC sessions that you want to clear, right-click, and select Clear CIMC Session.
                      Step 6   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.