Cisco UCS Server Configuration Utility, Release 2.2(1) User Guide
Getting Started with Cisco UCS-Server Configuration Utility
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Getting Started with UCS-Server Configuration Utility

Table Of Contents

Getting Started with UCS-Server Configuration Utility

Supported Operating Systems

Supported Platforms

Hardware and Software Requirements

Obtaining the SCU .iso from cisco.com

Burning an .iso CD

Booting UCS-SCU from CD

Entering the Virtual KVM Console

Booting in the Virtual KVM Console

Exiting UCS-SCU


Getting Started with UCS-Server Configuration Utility


This chapter helps you to get started with the UCS-Server Configuration Utility and contains the following sections:

Supported Operating Systems

Supported Platforms

Hardware and Software Requirements

Obtaining the SCU .iso from cisco.com

Booting UCS-SCU from CD

Entering the Virtual KVM Console

Booting in the Virtual KVM Console

Exiting UCS-SCU

Supported Operating Systems

UCS-SCU supports unattended installation of the following operating systems:

Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (x86-64)

SLES 11 SP1

SLES 10 SP3

SLES 10 SP4

Supported Platforms

The UCS-SCU 2.2(1) is supported on the following Cisco platforms:

UCS-C200 M1 and M2

UCS-C200 M2 (SFF)

UCS-C210 M1 and M2

UCS-250 M1 and M2

UCS-C260 M2

UCS-C460 M1 and M2

Hardware and Software Requirements

The following are the minimum hardware and software requirements for UCS-SCU 2.2:

CD-ROM Drive—A USB, IDE, or SATA CD/DVD-ROM drive is required to be able to boot and run the UCS-SCU. The CD/DVD-ROM drive is a prerequisite for operating system installation. You can also use the virtual media option in the CIMC KVM to boot UCS-SCU

Mouse—Some functions require a standard mouse (PS/2 or USB) for navigation.

USB Disk on Key device—functions like saving UCS-SCU logs require a USB disk on key.

RAM—A minimum of 1 GB RAM. If the available RAM is less than the minimum recommended value, UCS-SCU will not function properly.

Network Adapter—Some optional functions, like downloading the OS drivers from support.cisco.com require network access. Any single on-board NIC adapter connection is supported.


Note Currently UCS-SCU supports only Intel/Broadcom adapters.


RAID Cards—RAID configuration and OS installation are supported on select controllers. For details refer to the following document:

Hardware and Software Interoperability Matrix.

Obtaining the SCU .iso from cisco.com

To find the ISO file download for your server online follow these steps:


Step 1 See the following URL http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html

Step 2 Click Unified Computing in the middle column.

Step 3 Click Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers in the right-hand column.

Step 4 Click the name of your model of server in the right-hand column.

Step 5 Click Software on Chassis in the right-hand column.

Step 6 Click Unified Computing System (UCS) Server Configuration Utility.

Step 7 Click the release number that you are downloading.

Step 8 Click Download Now to download the ISO file.

Step 9 Verify the information on the next page, then click Proceed With Download. If prompted, use your cisco.com credentials to log in.

Step 10 Continue through the subsequent screens to accept the license agreement and browse to a location where you want to save the utilities zip file.

Step 11 Extract the contents of the SCU zip file and note the location to which the SCU ISO file is saved.


Burning an .iso CD

To boot the UCS-SCU ISO image from a CD drive, you will need to make and use an .iso CD. You cannot simply copy the file from Cisco.com to a CD. To create an .iso CD, you must burn it using an application that burns .iso CDs.

To burn an .iso file, follow these steps:


Step 1 Obtain an .iso file from Cisco.com as described in the previous section.

Step 2 Create an .iso CD using a CD burning tool.


Booting UCS-SCU from CD

To boot the application on your server, follow these steps:


Step 1 Insert the Cisco UCS Server Configuration Utility CD on to your system.

Step 2 Restart the server, and press F6 to enter boot selection menu and then select CDROM drive as boot device.

Step 3 Use the arrow keys to select Cisco Virtual CD/DVD, and then press Enter.

Step 4 The server boots using the UCS-SCU image and starts the application.


Note The Drivers option in the F6 boot selection screen is not a bootable option. If you select this option accidentally, you should restart your server as a workaround and select a different option. The HUU and SCU options are bootable. Use either of these options to boot the application with the images you downloaded and flashed to the SD card of your system. See Update for information on downloading the latest images of SCU and HUU to the SD card on your server.



Entering the Virtual KVM Console

To enter the virtual KVM console, follow these steps:


Step 1 Log in to CIMC.

Step 2 Click Launch KVM Console. The Virtual KVM Console displays with the SCU home page.


Booting in the Virtual KVM Console

To boot in the virtual KVM console, follow these steps:


Step 1 Place the .iso image file in your desktop.

Step 2 Log in to CIMC from your desktop.

Step 3 Click Launch KVM Console.

Step 4 Click Tools -> Launch virtual media -> Add Image to map the UCS-SCU iso to vmedia.

Step 5 Reboot the server, and press F6 when the server starts to select boot device.

Step 6 Use the arrow keys to select Cisco Virtual CD/DVD, and then press Enter.

Step 7 The server boots using the UCS-SCU image and starts the application.


Exiting UCS-SCU

There are two ways you can exit the application:

Use the Reboot button on the SCU toolbar. When you use the SCU toolbar, the virtual KVM Console no longer boots SCU.

The second method is as follows:


Step 1 Remove the .iso disk from the disk drive.

Step 2 Click Reboot, and then click Yes to confirm reboot of your server.

Step 3 You can also unmount/unmap the SCU image to exit the application. To do this click Virtual Media on the KVM console, select the image you want to remove and click Remove Image.