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This document describes the system requirements, new features, information about the images, resolved caveats, known caveats, and workarounds for Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.x. This document also includes current information that became available after the technical documentation was published.
Use these release notes as a supplement with the other documents listed in the documentation roadmap at http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/b-series-doc .
Cisco UCS PowerTool is a PowerShell module that helps automate all aspects of Cisco UCS Manager including server, network, storage, and hypervisor management. Cisco UCS PowerTool enables easy integration with existing IT management processes and tools. The PowerTool cmdlets work on the Cisco UCS Manager’s Management Information Tree (MIT). These cmdlets allow you to create, modify, or delete actions on the Managed Objects (MOs) in the tree.
This section briefly describes the new features introduced in Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.1.1. For detailed information about the features listed, see the documents listed in the “Related Documentation“section.
- Start-UcsGuiSession can now handle UcsHandle/UcsStatus as pipeline inputs. If there is no connection to the UCS, you can start the GUI by providing the UCSM IP or name as a parameter to the Start-UCSGuiSession cmdlet. If there is a connection to the UCS, no credentials are required. The cmdlet generates a token and uses it.
- Some auto generated Managed Objects (MO) executed with errors while performing a compare or Sync on UCS MOs. The cmdlet is modified to resolve these issues in this release.
- When multiple Set or Remove cmdlets were being used in a transaction, prompting for individual cmdlets failed to occur. This issue has been fixed and now you get prompts for each cmdlet.
This section briefly describes the new features introduced in Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0.1. For detailed information about the features listed, see the documents listed in the “Related Documentation“section.
- Support for generating PowerTool cmdlets for the configuration present in the UCS Backup.xml file. For example, ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet -UcsBackup -Path C:\backup.xml -OutputPath C:\PowerToolScript.txt.
- Support for storing jnlp file and enable logging when using Start-UcsGuiSession cdmlets. For example, Start-UcsGuiSession -LogAllXml.
This section briefly describes the new features introduced in Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0. For detailed information about the features listed, see the documents listed in the “Related Documentation“section.
- Stateful connection management to multiple Cisco UCS Manager systems in parallel
- Firmware upgrade support
- Support for creating and downloading technical support information
- Support for backing up Cisco UCS Manager configuration
- Support for importing Cisco UCS Manager configuration
- Support for launching a GUI session of Cisco UCS Manager from PowerTool
- Support for launching a KVM session of a server from PowerTool
- Support for monitoring an event stream of Cisco UCS Manager
- Support for comparing and synchronizing configurations within or between Cisco UCS Manager sessions
- Support for generating PowerTool cmdlets automatically when performing the equivalent operation on Cisco UCS Manager GUI (ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet)
- Support for transactions
- Support for registration of Cisco UCS Manager with Cisco UCS Central
- Service profile management (create/modify/delete/associate)
- Log viewing and management
- Server power management
- Full inventory management
- Raw XML input and output capability
- Register-UcsCentral—Registers a Cisco UCS domain with Cisco UCS Central.
- Unregister-UcsCentral—Unregisters a Cisco UCS domain with Cisco UCS Central.
- Rename-UcsServiceProfile—Renames a service profile.
- Export-UcsMoXml—Exports Managed Object XML.
- Import-UcsMoXml—Imports XML and converts into objects.
- Added support for configConfRename in ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet.
- Ability to fetch all naming property values from RN in case they are not available in XML in ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet.
- Modified ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet to put properties having value null in –XtraProperties.
- Added support for input parameter regex validation.
- Added a missing verb set for VnicIPv4PooledIscsiAddr.
- Fix for the Java 7 Update 45 issues with UCS Manager GUI has resulted in breaking the cmdlet generation using ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet . Downgrading the Java version to a version lower than Java 7 Update 45 will fix this issue.
- ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet does not work when the UCS Manager GUI is launched with an IPv6 address. Use an IPv4 address to launch the UCS Manager GUI to address this issue.
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