Cisco Business Edition 6000 Quick Start Guide

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Cisco Business Edition 6000 Quick Start Guide

Cisco Business Edition 6000 Quick Start Guide


Thank you for choosing Cisco Business Edition 6000. This guide describes how to install the server and prepare it for configuration. Detailed instructions on how to install the applications, configure the features, and connect the devices is provided online. See the Where to Go from Here section for details.

Package Contents

Before you unpack the server, verify that all of the following items are present. If any item is missing or appears to be damaged, contact your supplier immediately.

  • Cisco UCS C220 M3 Server with installed hypervisor and preloaded application software

  • Rack-mounting kit

  • Power cord or cords – one power cord for the Medium-Density (MD) Server; two power cords for the High-Density (HD) Server

  • KVM adaptor

  • Ethernet cables (2)

  • Console cable

  • Cisco Virtualization Hypervisor license pack

  • Cisco Video Communication Server license pack


Record and store the license keys from the Cisco Virtualization Hypervisor and the Cisco Video Communication Server license packs. You must have the license keys to activate the products.

Before You Begin

Ensure that you have the following before you unpack the server:

  • Space in a standard 19-inch equipment rack (1 RU) for each server

  • 110 / 220 VAC power feeds

  • VGA monitor and USB keyboard (not supplied) – for initial installation only

  • Ethernet network port or ports configured for the server connection

For Your Safety

Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards that are involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents.

Getting to Know the Cisco UCS C220 M3 Server

The components of the Cisco UCS C220 M3 Server front and rear panels in Figure 1 are highlighted in Table 1.

Figure 1. Components of the Cisco UCS C220 M3 Server Front and Rear Panels

Table 1 Components of the Cisco UCS C220 M3 Server Front and Rear Panels
Front Panel Rear Panel
1 Power button / Power status LED 13 VGA video connector
2 Identification button / LED 14 Serial port (RJ-45 connector)
3 System status LED 15 Gigabit Ethernet dedicated management port
4 Fan status LED 16 Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports (LAN1 and LAN2)
5 Temperature status LED 17 USB ports (2)
6 Power supply status LED 18 Rear identification button / LED
7 Network link activity LED 19 Four-port Gigabit Ethernet card (HD Server only)
8 Pull-out asset tag 20 Power supplies (PSU2 optional for MD Server)
9 Console KVM adaptor port 21 Power supply fault LED
10 Hot-swappable hard disk drives (4 drives are included with the MD Server; 8 drives are included with the HD Server) 22 Power supply AC OK LED
11 Hard disk drive fault LED    
12 Hard disk drive activity LED  

Installing the Server

Follow this procedure and the illustrations in Figure 2 to install the slide rails and the server into an equipment rack.

Figure 2. Rack Mount Installation

    Step 1   Remove the slide rails from the top of the server box and unpack them.
    Step 2   At the end of one of the rails marked FRONT, lift the clip marked PULL (Figure 2 A1) to open the securing latch, and slide the latch away from the front mounting pegs (Figure 2 A2). Release the clip to lock the latch in the open position (Figure 2 A3).
    Step 3   At the desired height, engage the FRONT mounting pegs in to the front post of the equipment rack with the rail extending toward the rear (Figure 2 B1). Lift the front clip marked PULL (Figure 2 B2) to allow the latch to slide forward to secure the front mount (Figure 2 B3).
    Step 4   Hold the rear securing latch open (Figure 2 C1) and extend the rail until the rear mounting pegs engage in the rear rack post at the same height as the front (Figure 2 C2). Release the rear latch, so that the latch wraps securely around the rear post (Figure 2 C3).
    Step 5   Repeat Steps 2 to 4 for the second rail on the other side of the rack. Ensure that you install the rails at the same height.
    Step 6   Pull the inner slide rails from the front of each assembly until they lock in place.
    Step 7   Remove the server from its box and remove all packaging.
    Step 8   (Optional) To fit an MD server with a second power supply, squeeze the side clips together and remove the blanking plate. Slide in the second power supply until it clicks in to place.
    Step 9   Point the rear of the server toward the front of the rack and align the prefitted rails with the extended slide rails.
    Step 10   Push the server in to the rack rails until the server meets the internal stops.
    Step 11   Press the plastic release clips marked PUSH on each rail and push the server in to the rack until the server latches to the front rack-mount clips.
    Step 12   Connect Ethernet Port 1 (and Ethernet Port 2 if required) to the data network.
    Step 13   Connect the dedicated management Ethernet interface to the management network, if required for Lights-Out Management.
    Step 14   Connect a monitor and keyboard using the rear VGA and USB connectors or the front KVM adapter.
    Step 15   Connect the power supplies to the electrical outlets. Do not power on the server at this time.

    Where To Go From Here

    Configuration Next Steps

    After you have installed the server, follow the instructions in the Installation Guide for Cisco Business Edition 6000 to configure the server management console and virtualization hypervisor and to install collaboration applications: http:/​/​​en/​US/​products/​ps11369/​prod_​installation_​guides_​list.html.

    For More Information

    Cisco Business Edition 6000 Support Community: http:/​/​​go/​be6ksupport.

    Online Technical Support and Documentation (Login Required): http:/​/​​support.

    Support Contact Information: http:/​/​​en/​US/​support/​tsd_​cisco_​worldwide_​contacts.html.

    Software Downloads (Login Required): http:/​/​​go/​software. Search for Business Edition 6000.