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Cisco UCS B22 Blade Server Installation and Service Note
The UCS B22 M3 blade server (shown in Figure 1) is a half-width blade with 12 DIMM slots;it supports one dedicated slot for Cisco's Virtual Interface Card (VIC) 1240, and one open adapter slot. You may install up to eight UCS B22 Blade Servers to a UCS chassis, or mix with other UCS blade servers. The Cisco UCS B22 M3 harnesses the power of the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family with expandability to 192 GB of RAM (using 12 x 16 GB DIMMs), 2 hot-plug drives, and 2 PCIe adapter slots for up to 80 Gigabit Ethernet throughput.
Figure 1 Cisco UCS B22 Front Panel
Asset tag 1
Network link status LED
Blade ejector handle
Blade health LED
Ejector captive screw
Hard drive bay 1
Reset button access
Hard drive bay 2
Beaconing LED and button
Power button and LED
1 Each server has a blank plastic asset tag that pulls out of the front panel, provided so you can add your own asset tracking label without interfering with the intended air flow.
The LED indicators indicate whether the blade server is in active or standby mode, the status of the network link, the overall health of the blade server, and whether the server is set to give a flashing blue beaconing indication. See Table 1 for details.
The removable hard disks also have LEDs indicating hard disk access activity and hard disk health.
Table 1 Blade Server LEDs
LED Color Description Power
None of the network links are up.
At least one network link is up.
Beaconing not enabled.
Blinking blue 1 Hz
Beaconing to locate a selected blade—If the LED is not blinking, the blade is not selected. You can initiate beaconing in UCS Manager or with the button.
Outstanding I/O to disk drive.
1 This reading may not be reliable if the drive is part of a damaged RAID array, or if the BIOS fails to complete POST.
The Reset button is just inside the chassis and must be pressed using the tip of a paper clip or a similar item. Hold the button down for five seconds and then release it to restart the server if other methods of restarting are not working.
The beaconing function for an individual server may get turned on or off by pressing the combination button and LED. See Table 1 for details.
The power button and LED allows you to manually take a server temporarily out of service but leave it in a state where it can be restarted quickly. If the desired power state for a service profile associated with a blade server or an integrated rack-mount server is set to "off", using the power button or Cisco UCS Manager to reset the server will cause the desired power state of the server to become out of sync with the actual power state and the server may unexpected shutdown at a later time. To safely reboot a server from a power-down state, use the Boot Server action in Cisco UCS Manager.
A console port is provided to give a direct connection to a blade server to allow operating system installation and other management tasks to be done directly rather than remotely. The port uses the KVM dongle device included in the chassis accessory kit.
The KVM cable (N20-BKVM shown in Figure 2) provides a connection into a Cisco UCS blade server, providing a DB9 serial connector, a VGA connector for a monitor, and dual USB ports for a keyboard and mouse. With this cable you can create a direct connection to the operating system and the BIOS running on a blade server.
Figure 2 KVM Cable for Blade Servers
Connector to blade server slot
DB9 serial connector
VGA connection for a monitor
2-port USB connector for a mouse and keyboard
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Notes and Cautions contain important information that you should know.
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Caution Means reader be careful. You are capable of doing something that might result in equipment damage or loss of data.
Safety warnings appear throughout this publication in procedures that, if performed incorrectly, can cause physical injuries. A warning symbol precedes each warning statement.
Installing and Removing a Blade Server Hard Drive
There are up to 2 front-accessible, hot-swappable, 2.5-inch drives per blade. An LSI 2002 RAID controller is embedded in the motherboard (a Cisco exclusive and not separately replaceable) and it supports RAID 0 and 1. You can remove blade server hard drives without removing the blade server from the chassis. All other component replacement for a blade server requires removing the blade from the chassis. Unused hard drive bays should always be covered with cover plates (N20-BBLKD) to assure proper cooling and ventilation. The chassis is omitted from illustrations here to simplify the drawing.
Caution To prevent ESD damage, wear grounding wrist straps during these procedures and handle modules by the carrier edges only.
Note If you ever need to move a RAID cluster from one server to another, both the old and new servers for the cluster must use the same LSI controller. For example, migration from a server with an LSI 1064E to a server with an LSI MegaRAID is not supported. Migrating a RAID cluster from a B200 M1 or M2 to this server is not supported.
Replacing an HDD or SSD with a drive of the same size, model, and manufacturer generally causes few problems with UCS Manager. If the drive being replaced was part of a RAID array we recommend using a newly ordered drive of identical size, model, and manufacturer to replace the failed drive. Cisco recommends following industry standard practice of using drives of the same capacity when creating RAID volumes. If drives of different capacities are used, the useable portion of the smallest drive will be used on all drives that make up the RAID volume. Before upgrading or adding an HDD to a running system, check the service profile in UCS Manager and make sure the new hardware configuration will be within the parameters allowed by the service profile.
Hard disk and RAID troubleshooting information is in the "Troubleshooting Server Hardware" chapter of the Cisco UCS Troubleshooting Guide.
The drives supported in this blade server are all hot pluggable and come with the drive sled attached. Spare drive sleds are not available. The drives supported in this blade server are constantly being updated. A list of currently supported and available drives is in the specification sheets at:
Removing a Blade Server Hard Drive
To remove a hard drive from a blade server, follow these steps:
Step 1 Push the button to release the ejector, and then pull the hard drive from its slot.
Figure 3 Removing the Hard Drive
Step 2 Place the hard drive on an antistatic mat or antistatic foam if you are not immediately reinstalling it in another blade server.
Step 3 Install a blank faceplate (UCS-HD-BBLKD) to keep dust out of the blade server if the slot will remain empty.
Installing a Blade Server Hard Drive
To install a blade server hard drive in a blade server, follow these steps:
Step 1 Place the hard drive lever into the open position by pushing the release button (see Figure 4).
Figure 4 Installing a Hard Drive in a Blade Server
Step 2 Gently slide the hard drive into the opening in the blade server until it seats into place.
Step 3 Push the hard drive lever into the closed position.
You can use UCS Manager to format and configure RAID services. refer to the UCS Manager configuration guide for your software release for details on RAID configuration.
If you need to move a RAID cluster, refer to the Moving a RAID Cluster section of the "Troubleshooting Server Hardware" chapter of the Cisco UCS Troubleshooting Guide.
Removing and Installing a UCS B22 Blade Server
Before performing any internal operation on a blade server, you must remove it from the chassis. To prevent ESD damage, wear grounding wrist straps during these procedures and handle modules by the carrier edges only.
Caution To prevent ESD damage, wear grounding wrist straps during these procedures and handle modules by the carrier edges only.
Shutting Down and Powering Off A Blade Server
The server can run in two power modes:
•Main power mode—Power is supplied to all server components and any operating system on your hard drives can run.
•Standby power mode—Power is supplied only to the service processor and the cooling fans and it is safe to power off the server from this mode.
After establishing a connection to the blade server's operating system, you can directly shut down the blade server using the operating system.
You can invoke a graceful shutdown or an emergency shutdown (hard shutdown) by using either of the following methods:
•Use the UCS Manager. See either the Cisco UCS Manager GUI Configuration Guide or the Cisco UCS Manager CLI Configuration Guide.
•Use the Power button on the server front panel. To use the Power button, follow these steps:
Step 1 Check the color of the Power Status LED.
•Green indicates that the server is in main power mode and must be shut down before it can be safely powered off. Go to Step 2.
•Amber indicates that the server is already in standby mode and can be safely powered off. Go to Step 3.
Step 2 Invoke either a graceful shutdown or a hard shutdown:
Caution To avoid data loss or damage to your operating system, you should always invoke a graceful shutdown of the operating system.
•Graceful shutdown—Press and release the Power button. The operating system will perform a graceful shutdown and the server goes to standby mode, which is indicated by an amber Power Status LED.
•Emergency shutdown—Press and hold the Power button for 4 seconds to force the main power off and immediately enter standby mode.
Step 3 If you are shutting down all blade servers in a chassis, you should now disconnect the power cords from the chassis to completely power off the servers. If you are only shutting down one server, you can skip unplugging the chassis and move to removing the server.
Removing a Cisco UCS B22 Blade Server
Figure 5 shows the positioning of a blade server in the chassis. Blade servers reside within the eight upper slots of the chassis. Using UCS Manager, decommission the server using UCS Manager before physically removing the server. To remove a blade server from the chassis, follow these steps:
Step 1 Loosen the captive screw on the front of the blade.
Step 2 Remove the blade from the chassis by pulling the ejector lever on the blade until it unseats the blade server.
Step 3 Slide the blade part of the way out of the chassis, and place your other hand under the blade to support its weight.
Step 4 Once removed, place the blade on an antistatic mat or antistatic foam if you are not immediately reinstalling it into another slot.
Step 5 If the slot is to remain empty, install a blank faceplate (N20-CBLKB1) to keep dust out of the chassis.
Installing a Cisco UCS B22 Blade Server
Figure 5 shows the positioning of a blade server in the chassis. Blade servers reside within the eight upper slots of the chassis. To install a blade server, follow these steps:
Step 1 Grasp the front of the blade server and place your other hand under the blade to support it. See Figure 5.
Figure 5 Positioning a Blade Server in the Chassis
Step 2 Open the ejector lever in the front of the blade server.
Step 3 Gently slide the blade into the opening until you cannot push it any farther.
Step 4 Press the ejector lever so that it catches the edge of the chassis and presses the blade server all the way in.
Step 5 Tighten the captive screw on the front of the blade to no more than 3 in-lbs. Tightening with bare fingers only is unlikely to lead to stripped or damaged captive screws.
Step 6 Power on the server. UCS Manager will automatically re acknowledge, reassociate, and recommission the server, provided any hardware changes are allowed by the service profile.
Secure Digital (SD) Card Access
SD card slots are provided for future usage. Their use is not supported at product release. They will require a future software update to be used.
Figure 6 SD Card Slot Locations
Removing a Blade Server Cover
Replacing the cover is the reverse of removing the cover. To open a blade server:
Step 1 Press and hold the button down as shown in Figure 7
Step 2 While holding the back end of the cover, pull the cover up and back.
Figure 7 Opening a Cisco UCS B22 Blade Server
The air baffles (UCSB-BAFF-B22-M3=) shown in Figure 8 ship with this server, as they direct and improve air flow for the server components. No tools are necessary to install them, just place them over the DIMMs as shown, aligned to the standoffs.
Figure 8 Cisco UCS B22 Air Baffles
Figure 9 calls out the various components within the blade server.
Figure 9 Inside View of a Blade Server
Hard drive bays
Internal USB connector 1
CPU 1 and heat sink
CPU 2 and heat sink
Modular LOM (shown installed)
Adapter card connector
(Adapter not shown installed)
1 Cisco UCS-USBFLSH-S-4GB= is recommended, but if another USB drive will be used it must be no wider than .8 inches, and no more than 1.345 inches long in order tp provide needed clearances to install or remove the USB drive.
Note Use of this server may require an upgrade to the IOM in the chassis. This server only supports third generation adapter cards, which have features requiring a Cisco 2204 or 2208 IOM, and are not backward compatible with the Cisco 2104 IOM.
Diagnostics Button and LEDs
At blade start-up, Power-on Self Test (POST) diagnostics test the CPUs, DIMMs, HDDs and adapter cards. Any failure notifications are sent to Cisco Ucs Manager. You can view these notification in the System Error Log or in the output of the show tech-support command. If errors are found, an amber diagnostic LED also lights up next to the failed component. During run time, the blade BIOS, component drivers, and OS all monitor for hardware faults and the amber diagnostic LED for a component lights up if an uncorrectable error or correctable errors (such as a host ECC error) over the allowed threshold occur.
LED states are saved. If you remove the blade from the chassis, the LED values are preserved in memory for up to 10 minutes. Pressing the LED diagnostics button on the motherboard causes the LEDs that currently show a component fault to light for up to 30 seconds for easier component identification. LED fault values are reset when the blade is reinserted into the chassis and booted, and the process begins again.
If DIMM insertion errors are detected, they may cause the blade discovery to fail and errors will be reported in the server POST information, viewable using the UCS Manager GUI or CLI. Cisco UCS blade servers require specific rules to be followed when populating DIMMs in a blade server, and the rules depend on the blade server model. Refer to the section on DIMM population for those rules.
Drive status LEDs are on the front face of the drive. Faults on the CPU, DIMMs, or adapter cards also cause the server health LED to light solid amber for minor error conditions or blinking amber for critical error conditions.
Installing a Motherboard CMOS Battery
This server supports the CR2032 CMOS battery (N20-MBLIBATT).
Warning There is danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.
To install or replace a motherboard complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) battery, follow these steps:
Step 1 Remove a motherboard CMOS battery:
a. Power off the blade, remove it from the chassis, and remove the top cover as described in the "Removing a Blade Server Cover" section.
b. Press the battery socket retaining clip toward the chassis wall (see Figure 10).
c. Lift the battery from the socket. Use needle-nose pliers to grasp the battery if there is not enough clearance for your fingers.
Step 2 Install a motherboard CMOS battery:
a. Press the battery socket retaining clip toward the chassis wall.
b. Insert the new battery into the socket with the battery's negative (-) marking toward the chassis wall. Ensure that the retaining clip clicks over the top of the battery.
c. Replace the top cover.
d. Replace the server in the chassis and power on the blade by pressing the Power button.
Figure 10 Removing and Replacing a Motherboard CMOS Battery
You can order your blade server with two CPUs, or upgrade later to a second CPU. Both CPUs must be of the same type, and memory in slots intended for the second CPU will not be recognized if the second CPU is not present (see Memory Arrangement). You may need to use these procedures to move a CPU from one server to another, or to replace a faulty CPU.
The CPUs supported in this blade server are constantly being updated, a list of currently supported and available CPUs is in the specification sheets at this URL:
Caution The CPU pick and place tool shown in Figure 12 and Figure 14 is required to prevent damage to the connection pins between the motherboard and the CPU. Do not attempt this procedure without the required tool, which is included with each CPU option kit.
To remove a CPU and heat sink, follow these steps:
Step 1 Unscrew the four captive screws securing the heat sink to the motherboard. See Figure 11, callout 1.
Loosen one screw by a quarter turn, then move to the next in the X pattern shown in Figure 15. Continue loosening until the heat sink can be lifted off.
Step 2 Remove the heat sink. See Figure 11, callout 2. Remove the existing thermal compound from the bottom of the heat sink using the cleaning kit (UCSX-HSCK= ) included with each CPU option kit. Follow the instructions on the two bottles of cleaning solvent.
Step 3 Unhook the socket hook. See Figure 11, callout 3.
Step 4 Open the socket latch. See Figure 11, callout 4.
Figure 11 Removing the Heat Sink and Accessing the CPU Socket
Step 5 Press the button/handle on the provided CPU pick and place tool (UCS-CPU-EN-PNP=) to release the catch. See Figure 12.
The CPU pick and place tool is included with each CPU option kit, or the tool may be purchased separately. Be sure to use the tool for the Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series processors.
Step 6 Remove an old CPU as follows:
a. Place the CPU pick and place tool on the CPU socket aligned with the A1 arrow pointing to the CPU registration mark. See Figure 12.
b. Press the button/handle on the tool to grasp the installed CPU.
c. Lift the tool and CPU straight up.
Figure 12 Proper Alignment of CPU Pick and Place Tool (for Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series Processors)
Installing a New CPU and Heat Sink
Before installing a new CPU in a server, verify the following:
•The CPU is supported for that given server model. This may be verified via the server's Technical Specifications ordering guides (see Installing Memory) or by the relevant release of the Cisco UCS Capability Catalog.
•A BIOS update is available and installed that supports the CPU and the given server configuration.
•If the server will be managed by Cisco UCS Manager, the service profile for this server in UCS Manager will recognize and allow the new CPU.
If you are installing a CPU in a socket that had been shipped empty, there will be a protective cap intended to prevent bent or touched contact pins. The pick and pull cap tool provided (See Figure 13) can be used in a manner similar to a pair of tweezers. Grasp the protective cap and pivot as shown.
Figure 13 Protective Cap Removal
To install a CPU and heat sink, follow these steps:
Step 1 Release the catch on the pick and place tool by pressing the button/handle.
Step 2 Remove the new CPU from the packaging, and load it into the pick and place tool as follows (see Figure 14):
a. Confirm that the pedestal is set up correctly for your processor. The pedestal ships set to the markings "LGA1356-2," and this is the correct setting.
b. Place the CPU on the pedestal. The CPU corners should fit snugly at the pedestal corners and the notches should meet the pegs perfectly.
c. Place the CPU pick and place tool on the CPU pedestal aligned with the A1 arrow pointing to the A1 registration mark. Make sure the tabs on the tool are fully seated into the slots on the pedestal.
d. Press the button/handle on the tool to grasp the CPU.
e. Lift the tool and CPU straight up off of the pedestal.
Figure 14 Loading the Pick and Place Tool
Step 3 Place the CPU and tool on the CPU socket with the registration marks aligned as shown in Figure 12.
Step 4 Press the button on the pick and place tool to release the CPU into the socket.
Figure 15 Replacing the Heat Sink
Step 5 Close the socket latch. See Figure 15, callout 1.
Step 6 Secure the hook. See Figure 15, callout 2.
Step 7 Using the syringe of thermal grease provided with replacement CPUs and servers (and available separately as UCS-CPU-GREASE=), add 2 cubic centimeters of thermal grease to the top of the CPU where it will contact the heat sink. Use the pattern shown in Figure 16. This should require half the contents of the syringe.
Figure 16 Thermal Grease Application Pattern
Caution The thermal grease has very specific thermal properties, and thermal grease from other sources should not be substituted. Using other thermal greases may lead to damage.
Step 8 Replace the heat sink. See Figure 15, callout 3.
Caution On certain models, heat sinks are keyed to fit into the plastic baffle extending from the motherboard. Do not force a heat sink if it is not fitting well, rotate it and re-orient the heat sink.
Step 9 Secure the heat sink to the motherboard by tightening the four captive screws a quarter turn at a time in an X pattern as shown in the upper right of Figure 15.
To install a DIMM into the B22 blade server, follow these steps:
Step 1 Open both DIMM connector latches.
Figure 17 Installing DIMMs in the Blade Server
Step 2 Press the DIMM into its slot evenly on both ends until it clicks into place.
Note Be sure that the notch in the DIMM aligns with the slot. If the notch is misaligned you may damage the DIMM, the slot, or both.
Step 3 Press the DIMM connector latches inward slightly to seat them fully.
The DIMMs that are supported in this blade server are constantly being updated. A list of currently supported and available DIMMs is in the specification sheets at this URL:
Cisco does not support third-party memory DIMMs, and in some cases their use may irreparably damage the server and require an RMA and down time.
Low-Voltage DIMM Considerations
The server can be ordered with low-voltage (1.35 V) DIMMs or mixed-voltage (1.35V/1.5 V) DIMMs.
There is a setting in the BIOS Setup utility that you can use to change the DDR memory mode when the server has all low-voltage DIMMs installed. To access this setting, follow these steps:
Step 1 Enter the BIOS setup utility by pressing the F2 key when prompted during bootup.
Step 2 Select the Advanced tab.
Step 3 Select Low Voltage DDR Mode.
Step 4 In the pop-up window, select either Power Saving Mode or Performance Mode.
•Power Saving Mode-Enables low-voltage memory operation. This setting is available only if all DIMMs installed support low-voltage operation.
•Performance Mode-Disables low-voltage memory operation. If you mix low-voltage DIMMs with mixed-voltage DIMMs, the system defaults to this setting.
Step 5 Press F10 to save your changes and exit the setup utility, or you can exit without saving changes by pressing Esc.
Keep in mind the following rules when adding DIMMs to this server:
•Only use Cisco-provided DIMMs.
•Mixing different speed DIMMs causes the server to set the memory speed to that of the slowest installed DIMMs.
•If memory mirroring is used, the total memory capacity is reduced by 50%.
•CPU1 and CPU2 (if used) must always be configured identically.
The blade server contains 12 DIMM slots—six for each CPU. Each set of six DIMM slots is arranged into three channels, where each channel has 2 DIMMs (see Figure 18).
Each channel is identified by a letter—B, C, D for CPU1, and F, G, H for CPU 2. Each DIMM slot is identified by a number, either 0 or 1. Note that each DIMM slot 0 is blue, while each slot 1 is black.
Figure 18 shows how DIMMs and channels are physically laid out on the blade server. The DIMM slots in the upper right are associated with CPU 2, while the DIMM slots in the lower left are associated with CPU 1.
Figure 18 Numbering of DIMMs and Channels
Note The memory in the upper right cannot communicate with the memory in lower left, unless both CPUs are present.
Figure 19 shows a logical view of the DIMMs and Channels
Figure 19 Logical Representation of Logical DIMMs and Channels
DIMMs can be used in the blade server in either a one DIMM per Channel (1DPC) configuration or in a two DIMMs per Channel (2DPC) configuration.
Each CPU in a Cisco UCS B22 blade server supports 3 channels of 2 memory slots each. In a 1 DPC configuration, DIMMs are in slot 0 only. In a 2 DPC configuration, DIMMs are in both slot 0 and slot 1. Table 2 shows the preferred order for installing upgrade DIMMs, and while other configurations may work if problems arise moving them to the preferred arrangement should help.
Table 2 Preferred DIMM Population Order
DIMMs per CPU CPU 1 installed slots CPU 2 installed slots
B0, C0, D0
F0, G0, H0
B0, C0, D0, B1
F0, G0, H0, F1
B0, C0, D0, B1, C1
F0, G0, H0, F1, G1
B0, C0, D0, B1, C1, D1
F0, G0, H0, F1, G1, H1
When considering the memory configuration of your blade server, there are several things you need to consider. For example:
•DIMMs within the blade server should be configured in complete banks for optimal performance.
•Your selected CPU(s) can have some affect on performance.
Bandwidth and Performance
Recommendations for achieving performance of 1600 MHz on B22 M3 servers:
•Ensure that both the installed CPU and the selected DIMMs support operation at 1600 MHz. If either cannot support this, the pair will run at the highest speeed of the slower of the two.
•Ensure the server is running the 2.0(2) or later BIOS version. If a BIOS upgrade is needed, do it before installing processors or memory.
•Use only Cisco certified DIMMs that support 1600 MHz speeds. DIMMs do not have to be identical in type or capacity, but beware of the caveats listed in the section below regarding performance degradation.
•Always set the system BIOS to operate the DIMMs in "Performance" mode in order to run at 1600 MHz.
•Fully populating 1 logical bank or 2 logical banks with DIMMs will ensure optimal memory bandwidth running at the 1600 MHz speed. If DIMMs are partially populated in 1 bank (less than 6 DIMMs) or 2 bank patterns (less than 12 but greater than 6 DIMMs) the 1600 MHz speed can be used, but the overall memory bandwidth will not be optimal.
Performance degradation can occur if the following memory configurations are used:
•Mixing DIMM sizes and densities within a channel
•Partially populating a channel
•Unevenly populating DIMMs between CPUs
Memory Mirroring and RAS
The Intel CPUs within the blade server support memory mirroring only when no more than two Channels are populated with DIMMs. If three Channels are populated with DIMMs, memory mirroring is automatically disabled. Furthermore, if memory mirroring is used, DRAM size is reduced by 50% for reasons of reliability.
If the RAS (Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability) option is required, it is available only when Channel-3 is not populated.
Installing a Modular LOM
The Cisco VIC 1240 is a specialized modular Lan on Motherboard (mLOM) adapter that provides dual 2 x 10 Gb of Ethernet/ or Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity to each chassis. It plugs into the dedicated mLOM connector only. It is currently the only card that can be plugged into the mLOM connector and it will provide connectivity through either a 2100 series or 2200 series IOM.
Note You must remove the adapter card to service the modular LOM.
To install a modular LOM card on the blade server, follow these steps:
Step 1 Position the modular LOM's board connector above the motherboard connector and align the captive screw to the standoff post on the motherboard.
Step 2 Firmly press the modular LOM's board connector into the motherboard connector.
Step 3 Tighten the captive screw.
Tip Removing a modular LOM is the reverse of installing it. You may find it helpful when removing the connector from the motherboard to gently rock the board along the length of the connector until it loosens.
Figure 20 Installing a Modular LOM
Installing an Adapter Card
The network adapters and interface cards all have a shared installation process and are constantly being updated. A list of currently supported and available models for this server is in the specification sheets at this URL:
Note Use of the adapters available for this server might require an upgrade to the IOM in the chassis. The 2104XP IOM is not compatible with any Cisco-certified adapter. If a VIC 1240 mLOM card is installed, you will have connectivity through the mLOM but adapters will not be recognized. Use of adapter slots requires Cisco UCS 2200 series IOMs.
If you are switching from one type of adapter card to another, before you physically perform the switch make sure that you have downloaded the latest device drivers and loaded them into the server's operating system. For more information, refer to the firmware management chapter of one of the UCS Manager software configuration guides.
Adapter Slot Drives
The Cisco UCS 785GB MLC Fusion-io Drive and LSI 400GB SLC WarpDrive have the same form factor as M3 adapter cards and can be installed and removed using the same procedures. Using these drives in a B200 M3 or B22 M3 blade server requires the presence of a VIC 1240 mLOM to provide blade I/O. They will not work in M1 and M2 generation Cisco UCS servers, and can be mixed with an adapter in the B420 M3 server. These drives appear in Cisco UCS Manager as regular SSDs.
To install an adapter card or adapter slot driveon the blade server, follow these steps:
Step 1 Position the adapter board connector above the motherboard connector and align the two adapter captive screws to the standoff posts on the motherboard.
Step 2 Firmly press the adapter connector into the motherboard connector.
Step 3 Tighten the two captive screws.
Tip Removing an adapter card is the reverse of installing it. You may find it helpful when removing the connector from the motherboard to gently rock the board along the length of the connector until it loosens.
Figure 21 Installing an Adapter Card
Trusted Platform Module
The Trusted Platform Module (TPM, Cisco Product ID UCSX-TPM1-001) is a component that can securely store artifacts used to authenticate the server. These artifacts can include passwords, certificates, or encryption keys. A TPM can also be used to store platform measurements that help ensure that the platform remains trustworthy. Authentication (ensuring that the platform can prove that it is what it claims to be) and attestation (a process helping to prove that a platform is trustworthy and has not been breached) are necessary steps to ensure safer computing in all environments.
TPM is a factory-configurable option for this server. It is a requirement for the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) security feature, which must be enabled in the BIOS settings for a server equipped with a TPM. A TPM can not be added later by customers, or moved from one server to another.
To enable the TPM:
Step 1 Enable Quiet Mode in the BIOS policy of the server's Service Profile.
Step 2 Establish a direct connection to the server, either by connecting a keyboard, monitor, and mouse to the front panel using a KVM dongle (N20-BKVM shown in Figure 2) or by other means.
Step 3 Reboot the server. Press F2 during reboot to enter the BIOS setup screens.
Step 4 On the Advanced tab, select Trusted Computing and press Enter.
Step 5 Set the TPM Support optionto Enable.
Step 6 Press F10 to save and exit. Allow the server to finish booting.
For general server troubleshooting information, refer to the "Troubleshooting Server Hardware" chapter of the Cisco UCS Troubleshooting Guide.
UCS servers are intended to be configured and managed using UCS Manager. Refer to the UCS Manager Configuration Guide appropriate for your UCS Manager version
Table 3 Physical Specifications for the Cisco UCS B22 Blade Server
1.95 inches (50 mm)
8.00 inches (203 mm)
24.4 inches (620 mm)
13.5 lbs (6.1 kg) 1
1 The system weight listed here is an estimate for a fully configured system and will vary depending on peripheral devices installed.
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