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Release Notes for Cisco UCS Add-in, Release 1.x For Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Contents

Revision History

Introduction

System Requirements

New Features in Release 1.x

New Features in Release 1.1(1)

New Features in Release 1.0(2)

New Features in Release 1.0(1)

Resolved Caveats

Resolved Caveats for Cisco UCS Add-in, Release 1.1(1)

Resolved Caveats for Cisco UCS Add-in, Release 1.0(2)

Open Caveats

Open Caveats in Cisco UCS Add-in

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Release Notes for Cisco UCS Add-in, Release 1.x
For Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

First Published: July 2013

Last Updated: May, 2014

Part Number: OL-30256-02

This document describes the system requirements, new features, information about the images, known caveats, and workarounds for Cisco UCS Add-in, Release 1.x, for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager. 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 under:

Make sure to review other available documentation on Cisco.com to obtain the most current information about Cisco UCS Add-in, Release 1.x.

Revision History

Table 1 shows the revision history:

Table 1 Online History Changes

Part Number
Revision
Date
Description

OL-30256-01

AO

July, 2013

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS C-Series Add-in , Release 1.0(1)

OL-30256-02

BO

October, 2013

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS C-Series Add-in , Release 1.0(2)

OL-30256-02

CO

May, 2014

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS C-Series Add-in , Release 1.1(1)

Introduction

The Cisco UCS Add-in for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) provides an extended user interface to the SCVMM which enables hypervisor management.

System Requirements

Before installing the Cisco UCS Add-in, ensure that the system meets or exceeds the following minimum requirements:

  • Windows PowerShell 2.0 or 3.0
  • NET Framework4 or above
  • System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager or System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Note You can find installation and upgrade information for System Center Virtual Machine Manager on the Microsoft website.


New Features in Release 1.x

This section briefly describes the features introduced in Cisco UCS Add-in, Release 1.x. For detailed information about the features listed, see the documents listed in the “Related Documentation” section.

New Features in Release 1.1(1)

  • Firmware Management for blades and rack servers in the UCS domain:

Discovery of Host Firmware Packages (HFP)

Upgrade using the auto-install feature in UCSM.

  • Proxy configuration for communication with UCS domains.
  • Support for the following actions:

Creating a service profile template from a service profile.

Changing service profile association with an HFP.

  • Enhancements in the add-in communication framework to improve reliability and performance.
  • Launching the UCSM GUI
  • User interface enhancements:

Summary information of all registered domains in the UCS Domains node

Disabling actions based on user privileges

Add-in settings moved to the context tree

Hypervisor Hosts arranged under Host Groups.

  • Improved logging capabilities

New Features in Release 1.0(2)

This is a maintenance release with resolved defects reported by the customers. See “Resolved Caveats” section for the list of defects that are fixed in this release.

New Features in Release 1.0(1)

Cisco UCS Add-in Release 1.0(1) includes the following new key features:

  • Mapping of the hypervisor host with blade or rack servers on which it is installed
  • Adding or removing a UCS domain
  • Registering multiple UCS domains
  • Grouping features for registered UCS domains
  • Viewing blade and rack server details
  • Viewing firmware details of blade and rack servers
  • Viewing fault information of blade and rack servers
  • Viewing service profiles and service profile template details of blade and rack servers
  • Performing actions on UCS managed blade and rack servers
  • Launching the host (server) KVM console
  • Managing the desired power state of blade and rack servers
  • Switching locator LEDs on and off
  • Associating a service profile to a server
  • Disassociating a service profile from a server
  • Creating a service profile from a service profile template
  • Acknowledging fault and clone operations for a service profile

Resolved Caveats

Resolved Caveats for Cisco UCS Add-in, Release 1.1(1)

This section lists the resolved caveats for this release.

Bug ID
Symptom

CSCui27322

KVM fails to launch from the add-in.

CSCug76158

Cisco UCS Add-in user interface takes a long time to refresh data.

Resolved Caveats for Cisco UCS Add-in, Release 1.0(2)

This section lists the resolved caveats for this release.

Bug ID
Symptom

CSCui47093

Warning for unsigned image during installation of SCVMM add-in.

CSCui79012

Please enter a valid username error shown while logging into the domain using the Add UCS Domain dialog box.

CSCui52109

Default log level should be INFO instead of DEBUG. In DEBUG logging mode, UCS password is saved in log files.

Open Caveats

Open Caveats in Cisco UCS Add-in

Bug ID
Symptom
Workaround

CSCui31538

The tree hierarchy is not automatically updated to reflect any change made with respect to clone service profile, create service profile from template, and so on.

Manually refresh the tree node from the content menu to reflect any change made on the selected node.

CSCui31495

User interface is not updated in real time to reflect any change that occurs on UCS.

Use a refresh timer to periodically refresh the GUI to reflect any change made on the node. You set the refresh timer interval in the Settings window.

Note Since the refresh timer runs on low priority, there is a possibility that the refresh cycle may be ignored in order to accommodate user triggered actions.

Related Documentation

For more information, you can access related documents from the following links:

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html .

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the “Related Documentation” section.