Upgrading Cisco UCS from Release 1.0(2) to Release 1.4
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This preface includes the following sections:


This guide is intended primarily for those who need to upgrade an existing Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) instance.


This document includes the following chapters:




Chapter 1


Provides an overview of the upgrade to Cisco UCS to the specified release with UCS Manager GUI, including the required order of upgrade steps and other information you need to know before you begin.

Chapter 2

Completing the Prerequisites

Describes the prerequisites to the upgrade.

Chapter 3

Downloading the Firmware

Describes where to find the firmware that you need for the upgrade and how to download it to Cisco UCS Manager.

Chapter 4

Upgrading the Firmware

Contains the procedures that you need to follow to complete the upgrade, in the required order.


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