Cisco UCS Server Configuration Utility, Release 1.0 User Guide
Getting Started With UCS-SCU
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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

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 contains the following sections:

Supported Operating Systems

Supported Platforms

Hardware and Software Requirements

Burning an .iso CD

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 2003 x86 R2/SP2 32-bit/64-bit (only on C200/C210/C250 servers)

Windows Server 2008 64-bit SP1 / SP2 / R2

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64-bit 4.8 (only on C200/C210/C250 servers)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64-bit 5.3 / 5.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64-bit 5.5 (only on C460 M1)

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLES) 64-bit 10.3 / 11

Supported Platforms

The UCS-SCU is supported on the following Cisco platforms:

C200-M1 and C200-M2

C210-M1 and C210-M2

C460-M1

C250-M1 and C250-M2

Hardware and Software Requirements

The following are the minimum hardware and software requirements for UCS-SCU 1.0:

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 vKVM to boot UCS-SCU.

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

USB Disk on Key device—Some functions require a USB disk on key, for example, saving UCS-SCU logs.

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 latest system update packages and OS drivers from support.cisco.com require network access. Any single on-board NIC adapter connection is supported.

RAID Cards—RAID Configuration and OS installation are supported on select controllers.

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 a .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.

Step 2 Create an .iso CD.


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 select CDROM drive as boot device

Step 3 The License Agreement screen displays.

Step 4 Click I accept to launch the My Server home page.


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.


Booting in the Virtual KVM Console

To boot in the virtual KVM console, perform the following 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 server starts to select boot order.

Step 6 Use the arrow keys to select Cisco Virtual CD/DVD 1.17, and then press Enter.

Step 7 The server boots using the UCS-SCU image and start the application. The license agreement screen displays.


Exiting UCS-SCU

There are two ways you can exit the application:

Use the SCU toolbar. When you use the SCU toolbar, the virtual KVM Console will no longer boot SCU.

Use the Windows close control located at the top right of the console window. When you use the Windows close control, the virtual KVM Console will continue to boot SCU.


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

Step 2 Click Exit, and then click OK. You are exited out of the console, and when you enter it again, it will not boot SCU.