Cisco UCS Management Pack User Guide, Release 2.6 for Microsoft System Center 2012, 2012 SP1 and 2012 R2 Operations Manager
Installing the Cisco UCS Management Pack
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Table of Contents

Installing the Cisco UCS Management Pack

Installing the Cisco UCS Management Pack and Cisco UCS Management Service

Installing the Cisco UCS Management Service on Multiple Servers in a Management Group

Adding a Firewall Exception for the Cisco UCS Management Service

Upgrading the Management Pack

Upgrading the Management Pack to Release 2.6.2

Uninstalling the Cisco UCS Management Pack

Installing the Cisco UCS Management Pack and Cisco UCS Management Service


Step 1 Launch the Cisco UCS Management Pack Installer.

Step 2 In the Setup Wizard screen, click Next.

Step 3 In the License Agreement screen, do the following:

a. Review the End User License Agreement.

b. Click the I accept the terms in the License Agreement radio button.

c. Click Next.

Step 4 In the Product Registration screen, do the following:

a. In the Username field, enter your name.

b. In the Organization field, enter the name of your company.

c. Click the Next button.

The user name is required, but the organization name is optional.

Step 5 In the Setup Type screen, choose one of the following options and then click Next :

    • Custom —To choose which components you want to install. Continue with Step 6 if you chose this option.
    • Complete —To install all components of the Cisco UCS Management Pack. Continue with Step 7 if you chose this option.

Step 6 In the Custom Setup Type screen, check the check boxes for the components you want to install and then click Next :

    • Import Management Pack —Imports the Cisco UCS Management Pack and related components into the SCOM_UCS_SP1 management group.

SCOM_UCS_SP1 is the name of the management group in which you want to install the Cisco UCS Management Pack.

You can import the Cisco UCS management pack into any management server in the management group.

    • Install Cisco UCS Management Service —Installs the proxy agent that provides a bridge between SCOM and Cisco UCS. This service maintains the Cisco UCS connections pool and provides Cisco UCS data to the management pack.

You can only install the Cisco UCS Management Service if you choose to import the Management Pack. After you import the Management Pack into the management group, you can install the Cisco UCS Management Service on other management servers.

    • Add a desktop shortcut for the Cisco UCS Management Service Configuration GUI.

Step 7 In the Select Installation Folder screen, accept the default installation folder or click Browse to navigate to a different folder, and then click Next .

Step 8 On the Ready to Install screen, click the Install button to start the installation.

After the Cisco UCS Management Pack is successfully installed, the Installation Complete screen is displayed.

Step 9 Click the Finish button to exit.


 

Installing the Cisco UCS Management Service on Multiple Servers in a Management Group

You can install the Cisco UCS Management Service on multiple management servers in a management group.


NoteEach instance of the Cisco UCS Management Service manages the Cisco UCS domains assigned to it. There is no load balancing or high availability (HA) between instances of the Cisco UCS Management Service. Each instance of the Cisco UCS Management Service manages the Cisco UCS domains assigned to it. There is no load balancing or high availability (HA) between instances of the Cisco UCS Management Service.



Step 1 Launch the Cisco UCS Management Pack Installer.

Step 2 In the Setup Wizard screen, click Next.

Step 3 In the License Agreement screen, do the following:

a. Review the End User License Agreement.

b. Click the I accept the terms in the License Agreement radio button.

c. Click Next.

Step 4 In the Product Registration screen, do the following:

a. In the Username field, enter your name.

b. In the Organization field, enter the name of your company.

c. Click the Next button.

The user name is required, but the organization name is optional.

Step 5 In the Setup Type screen, choose Custom and then click Next :

Step 6 In the Features to Install screen, check the check boxes for the components you want to install and then click Next :

    • Install Cisco UCS Management Service —Installs the proxy agent that provides a bridge between SCOM and Cisco UCS. This service maintains the Cisco UCS connections pool and provides Cisco UCS data to the management pack.
    • Add a desktop shortcut for the Cisco UCS Management Service Configuration GUI.

Note The option to import the Cisco UCS Management Pack is disabled if you have already imported the management pack.


Step 7 In the Select Installation Folder screen, accept the default installation folder or click Browse to navigate to a different folder, and then click Next .

Step 8 On the Ready to Install screen, click the Install button to start the installation.

After the Cisco UCS Management Service is successfully installed, the Installation Complete screen is displayed.

Step 9 Click the Finish button to exit.


 

Adding a Firewall Exception for the Cisco UCS Management Service

After you have installed the Cisco UCS management pack, you must add a firewall exception for port 8732 on every management server that hosts the Cisco UCS Management Service.

Following steps are required when the user wants to add a UCS instance on MS1 and assign it to service installed on MS2. If the following rules are not enabled, then MS1 will not be able to communicate to MS2.


Step 1 Open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

Step 2 Create an Inbound Rule with the following options:

    • Rule Type —Port
    • Protocol and Ports —TCP, with 8732 for specific local ports
    • Action —Allow the connection
    • Profile —Domain, Private
    • Name —Enter a name for the rule.

Step 3 Create an Outbound Rule with the following options:

    • Rule Type —Port
    • Protocol and Ports —TCP, with 8732 for specific local ports
    • Action —Allow the connection
    • Profile —Domain, Private
    • Name —Enter a name for the rule.

Step 4 Depending upon the network configuration, enable one of the following inbound rules in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security:

    • File and Printer Sharing:

Echo-Request—ICMPv4-In

Echo-Request—ICMPv6-In

    • Remote Service Management (RPC)
    • Remote Service Management (RPC-EPMAP)

Upgrading the Management Pack


Step 1 Uninstall the Cisco UCS Management Pack, Release 2.5.0.

Step 2 For more information about how to uninstall the Cisco UCS Management Pack, Release 2.5.0, see the Quick Start Guide for the Cisco UCS Management Pack, Release 2.5.0 available on the center" CLASS="URL">Cisco Developer Network .

Step 3 Install the Cisco UCS Management Pack, Release 2.6.

For more information about how to install the Cisco UCS Management Pack, Release 2.6, see Installing the Cisco UCS Management Pack and Cisco UCS Management Service

Upgrading the Management Pack to Release 2.6.2

This release of Management Pack supports upgrade from Cisco UCSM SCOM Management Pack v2.6.1.

Perform the following steps to upgrade the management pack to release 2.6.2:


Step 1 Run the Cisco UCSM SCOM Management Pack v2.6.2 installer and choose Upgrade.

Step 2 Start the SCOM console.

Step 3 Click Go.

Step 4 Choose Authoring > Management Pack Templates > Cisco Unified Computing System.

Step 5 Select a Template and click Properties.

Properties dialog box appears.

Step 6 Click Test Connection.

This tests the commention to the UCS server.

Step 7 Click Apply and then Ok.

Step 8 Repeat steps 3-7 for all UCSMs that are already being monitored.


Note All the UCSMs that are added for monitoring after the upgrade will use the upgraded management pack.



 

Uninstalling the Cisco UCS Management Pack


Step 1 In the SCOM application, click the Go tab in the menu bar.

Step 2 Select Administration from the drop-down menu.

Step 3 In the Administration column, click Management Packs.

Step 4 In the Management Packs pane, right-click a Cisco UCS management pack and choose Delete .

Step 5 On the Operations Manager dialog box, click Yes.

Step 6 Repeat Step 4 through Step 5 until you have removed all management packs for Cisco UCS.

Step 7 Right-click on Cisco Unified Computing System Enterprise Management Pack 2012 and choose Properties.

Step 8 Click on the Dependencies tab.

Step 9 Verify that section Management Packs that depend on this Management Pack does not have any entries.

Step 10 Open Control Panel. Select Program and Features.

Step 11 Remove Cisco UCS Management Pack 2012 (v2.6).