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Release Notes for Cisco UCS C-Series Software, Release 1.5(1)
First Published Date: March 04, 2013Part Number: OL-28995-01
This document describes the new features, system requirements, open caveats and known behaviors for C- series software release 1.5(1) including Cisco Integrated Management Controller software and any related BIOS, firmware, or drivers. Use this document in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.
Note We sometimes update the documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.
Table 1 shows the online change history for this document.
This document includes the following sections:
This section includes the following sections:
Overview of the Server Models
This section includes the following sections:
Overview of Cisco UCS C460 and C260 Rack Servers
The Cisco UCS C460 High-Performance Rack-Mount Server is designed with the performance and reliability to power compute-intensive, enterprise-critical standalone applications and virtualized workloads. The system is a four-rack-unit (4RU) rack-mount server supporting up to four Intel Xeon 7500 series processors, up to 512 GB of DDR3 memory in 64 slots, and 12 small form-factor (SFF) hot-pluggable SAS and SATA disk drives. Abundant I/O capability is provided by 10 PCI Express (PCIe) slots supporting the Cisco UCS C-Series network adapters, with an eleventh PCIe slot reserved for a hard disk drive array controller card. Additional I/O is provided by two Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports, two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and two dedicated out-of-band (OOB) management ports.
The Cisco UCS C260 High-Performance Rack-Mount Server is designed with the performance and reliability to power compute-intensive, enterprise-critical standalone applications and virtualized workloads. The system is a two-rack-unit (2RU) rack-mount server supporting up to two Intel Xeon 7500 series processors, up to 1 TB of DDR3 memory in 64 slots, and 16 small form-factor (SFF) hot-pluggable SAS and SATA disk drives. Abundant I/O capability is provided by 7 PCI Express (PCIe) slots supporting the Cisco UCS C-Series network adapters and hard disk drive array controller cards. Additional I/O is provided by two Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports, two optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet LOM ports, and two dedicated out-of-band (OOB) management ports.
This server is shipped from the factory with one pre-installed Cisco Flexible Flash card. The slots for these cards are on the I/O riser.
The Cisco UCS 460 M2 and the Cisco UCS 260 M2 interfaces with Cisco UCS using the Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC); 1225 and P81E. The Cisco UCS VIC is a virtualization-optimized Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 x8 10-Gbps adapter designed for use with Cisco UCS C-Series servers. The VIC is a dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe adapter that can support up to 128 (P81E) or 256 (1225) PCIe standards-compliant virtual interfaces, which can be dynamically configured so that both their interface types-network interface card (NIC) or host bus adapter (HBA) and identity (MAC address and worldwide name (WWN))-are established using just-in-time provisioning. In addition, the Cisco UCS VIC can support network interface virtualization and Cisco® Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology.
Overview of Cisco UCS C420 M3 Rack Servers
The Cisco UCS C420 M3 Rack Server is a high-density, 4-socket, 2-rack-unit (2RU) rack server designed for computing, I/O, storage, and memory-intensive standalone applications. The Cisco UCS C420 M3 extends the capabilities of the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS) using Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 Series multicore processors to deliver increased performance and efficiency.
The Cisco UCS C420 M3 is part of the Cisco UCS solution, which combines rack and blade servers with networking and storage access into a single unified system. Centrally configured through unified, model-based management, Cisco UCS simplifies and accelerates deployment of enterprise-class applications running in bare-metal, virtualized, and cloud-computing environments.
Designed for enterprise-class performance and scalability, the Cisco UCS C420 M3 combines the advantages of 4-socket computing with the cost-effective Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family for demanding virtualization, database, and high-end high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. The dense and expandable Cisco UCS C420 M3 is a balanced, high-performance platform that complements the Cisco UCS Rack Server portfolio. The 2RU Cisco UCS C420 M3 supports 48 DIMM slots, 16 disk drives, seven PCIe expansion slots, and four 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports. It uses unique Cisco UCS and virtual interface card (VIC) technology and delivers one-wire participation in Cisco UCS domains. The Cisco UCS C420 M3 interfaces with Cisco UCS using another Cisco innovation: the Cisco UCS VIC 1225. The Cisco UCS VIC 1225 is a dual-port Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)-capable PCI Express (PCIe) card designed exclusively for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers. It incorporates Cisco's next-generation converged network adapter (CNA), providing investment protection for feature releases. The card enables a policy-based, stateless, agile server infrastructure that can present up to 256 PCIe standards-compliant interfaces to the host that can be dynamically configured as either network interface cards (NICs) or host bus adapters (HBAs). In addition, the Cisco UCS VIC 1225 supports Cisco® Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology, which extends the Cisco UCS fabric interconnect ports to virtual machines, simplifying server virtualization deployment.
Overview of Cisco UCS C220 M3 and C240 M3 Rack Servers
The Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack Server is designed for performance and density over a wide range of business workloads, from web serving to distributed databases. The enterprise-class Cisco UCS C220 M3 server extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a 1RU form factor with the addition of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family. In addition, the Cisco UCS C220 M3 server offers up to two Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 product family, 16 DIMM slots, eight disk drives, and two 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports.
The Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server is designed for both performance and expandability over a wide range of storage-intensive infrastructure workloads, from big data to collaboration. The enterprise-class Cisco UCS C240 M3 server further extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a 2RU form factor with the addition of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family. The Cisco UCS C240 M3 offers up to two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family, 24 DIMM slots, 24 disk drives, and four 1 Gigabit Ethernet LOM ports.
The Cisco UCS C220 M3 and the Cisco UCS C240 M3 interfaces with Cisco UCS using the Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC); 1225 and P81E. The Cisco UCS VIC is a virtualization-optimized Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 x8 10-Gbps adapter designed for use with Cisco UCS C-Series servers. The VIC is a dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe adapter that can support up to 128 (P81E) or 256 (1225) PCIe standards-compliant virtual interfaces, which can be dynamically configured so that both their interface types-network interface card (NIC) or host bus adapter (HBA) and identity (MAC address and worldwide name (WWN))-are established using just-in-time provisioning. In addition, the Cisco UCS VIC can support network interface virtualization and Cisco® Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology.
Overview of Cisco UCS C22 M3 and C24 M3 Rack Servers
The Cisco UCS C22 M3 Rack Server is a low cost UCS server designed for both performance and density over a wide range of business workloads, including enterprise web/file/print server and HPC. The enterprise-class Cisco UCS C22 M3 server extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a 1RU form factor with the addition of the Intel Xeon E5-2400 product family. In addition, the Cisco UCS C22 M3 server offers up to two Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2400 product family processors, 12 DIMM slots, 8 disk drives, and two 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports.
The server is orderable in two different versions, each with one of two different front panel and back plane configurations:
•Cisco UCS C22 M3, small form-factor (SFF) drives with 8-drive backplane
Holds up to eight 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state drives
•Cisco UCS C22 M3, large form factor (LFF) drives, with 4-drive backplane)
Holds up to four 3.5-inch hard drives
The Cisco UCS C24 M3 Rack Server is designed for both performance and expandability over a wide range of storage-intensive infrastructure workloads, from big data to collaboration. The enterprise-class Cisco UCS C24 M3 server further extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a 2RU form factor with the addition of the Intel® Xeon® processor Intel Xeon E5-2400 product family. The Cisco UCS C24 M3 offers up to two Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 processors, 12 DIMM slots, 24 disk drives, and two 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports.
The server is orderable in three different versions, each with one of three different front panel/backplane configurations:
•Cisco UCS C24 - small form-factor (SFF) drives, with 24-drive backplane and expander
Holds up to twenty-four 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state drives.
•Cisco UCS C24 - small form-factor (SFF) drives, with 16-drive backplane, and no expander
Holds up to sixteen 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state drives and enables embedded RAID to be used in the server.
•Cisco UCS C24 - large form-factor (LFF) drives, with 12-drive backplane and expander
Holds up to twelve 3.5-inch hard drives
The Cisco UCS C22 M3 and the Cisco UCS C24 M3 interfaces with Cisco UCS using the Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC); 1225 and P81E. The Cisco UCS VIC is a virtualization-optimized Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 x8 10-Gbps adapter designed for use with Cisco UCS C-Series servers. The VIC is a dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe adapter that can support up to 128 (P81E) or 256 (1225) PCIe standards-compliant virtual interfaces, which can be dynamically configured so that both their interface types-network interface card (NIC) or host bus adapter (HBA) and identity (MAC address and worldwide name (WWN))-are established using just-in-time provisioning. In addition, the Cisco UCS VIC can support network interface virtualization and Cisco® Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology.
Overview of the Pre-Installed Cisco Flexible Flash Card
The Cisco Flexible Flash card is pre-installed with three software bundles, each on one of four preconfigured virtual drives (VDs). The fourth VD allows you to install an OS or an embedded hypervisor.
The VDs are configured with the following content:
•Cisco UCS Server Configuration Utility (SCU).
•Hypervisor (HV). This is a VD that you can use for your own purposes.
•Cisco Drivers (Drivers).
•Cisco Host Upgrade Utility (HUU).
Refer to the following documents for more information about these tasks:
•Replacing a card: Refer to any of the following:
–Cisco UCS C260 Server Installation and Service Guide
–Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide
–Cisco UCS C240 Server Installation and Service Guide
–Cisco UCS C420 Server Installation and Service Guide
•Enabling and booting a VD: Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller GUI Configuration Guide or the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller CLI Configuration Guide
•Monitoring and managing a card with CIMC: Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller GUI Configuration Guide or the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller CLI Configuration Guide
The links to these documents are in the C-Series documentation road map:
Hardware and Software Interoperability
For detailed information about storage switch, operating system, adapter, adapter utility, and storage array interoperability, see the Hardware and Software Interoperability Matrix for your release located at:
The Cisco UCS C-Series servers supports a wide variety of 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options using Cisco 10GBASE SFP+ modules.
Table 3 Controllers and SFP+Optical Transceivers Support Matrix
Controllers (LOM and PCIe) Intel SR Optics JDSU (PLRXPL-SC-S43-22-N) SFP+ Cisco SFP-10G-SR
Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards
The C-Series software release 1.5(1) includes the following software files:
Note Always upgrade both the BIOS and the CIMC from the HUU ISO. Do not upgrade individual components (only BIOS or only CIMC), since this could lead to unexpected behavior.
Note If you choose to upgrade BIOS and the CIMC individually and not from the HUU ISO, make sure to upgrade both CIMC and BIOS to the same container release. If the BIOS and the CIMC versions are from different container releases, it could result in unexpected behavior.
Host Upgrade Utility
The Cisco Host Upgrade Utility (HUU) is a tool that upgrades the following firmware:
•Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC)
•LAN on motherboard (LOM)
–Intel Ethernet i350 PCI Server Adapter
–LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i
–LSI MegaRAID SAS 9220-4i
–LSI MegaRAID SAS 9220-8i
–LSI MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i
–LSI MegaRAID SAS 9266CV-8i
–LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i
–LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i
–LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265CV-8i
–LSI MegaRAID SAS 9271CV-8i
–LSI MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e
•Cisco UCS VIC P81E
•Cisco UCS VIC 1225
•Cisco UCS VIC 1225T
•Broadcom PCI adapters
–5709 Dual and Quad port adapters
–57712 Dual port adapter
–57711 Dual Port
–57810 Dual port
–i350 Quad port adapter
–X520 Dual port adapter
–X540 Dual port adapter
–82576 Quad port
The image file for the firmware is embedded in the ISO. The utility displays a menu that allows you to choose which firmware components to upgrade. For more information on this utility see:
Starting with 1.4 release, separate ISO images of Host Upgrade Utility are available for different server platforms.
The ISO image is now named as ucs-<server_platform>-huu-<version_number>.iso.
The Cisco Host Upgrade Utility contains the following files:
The management client must meet or exceed the following minimum system requirements:
•Sun JRE 1.6.0_14 or later
•Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or higher
•Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple Mac OS X v10.6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 or higher operating systems
Updating the Firmware
Use the Host Upgrade Utility to upgrade the C-Series firmware. Host Upgrade Utility can upgrade the following software components:
•LAN on Motherboard Settings
•PCIe adapter Firmware
All firmware should be upgraded together to ensure proper operation of your server.
Upgrading BIOS and CIMC Firmware
Caution When you upgrade the BIOS firmware, you must also upgrade the CIMC firmware from the same HUU ISO, or the server may not boot. Do not power off the server until the BIOS and CIMC firmware are updated.
Cisco provides the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility to assist you in upgrading the BIOS, CIMC, LOM, LSI storage controller, and Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards firmware to compatible levels.
Note When upgrading the CIMC firmware for the UCS C-series M3 platforms, ensure that you update using the full image (for example upd-pkg-c2XX-m3-cimc.full.*.bin).
The correct and compatible firmware levels for your server model are embedded in the utility ISO.
To use this utility, use the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility User Guide which includes the instructions for downloading and using the utility ISO. Select the guide from this URL:
This section includes the following topics:
Supported Software Features
The following new software features are supported in Release 1.5(1):
•Intel RSTe software RAID on C220 servers with passthrough mode and RHEL 6.3 and 6.4
•Support for new VIC 1225T with PID UCSC-PCIE-C10T-02
•Support for the following new servers:
–C240 M3 NEBS
–C24 M3 SFF 16 HDD
–C22 M3 and C24 M3 LFF
•Improved fault reporting through CLI, Web UI, syslog, XML, and SNMP
•CIMC mapping vMedia
•Storage configuration with CIMC CLI and Web UI
•Enhanced storage monitoring
•Non-interactive Host Upgrade Utility
•iSCSI Boot with VIC 1225 or VIC 1225T
•Support for TFTP, FTP, SFTP, SCP, and HTTP protocols for the following tasks:
–Updating the BIOS
–Updating the CIMC firmware
–Updating the VIC firmware
–Exporting the tech support information for CIMC
–Importing and Exporting CIMC configuration
–Importing and exporting VIC configuration
•PCI Adapter MAC address display
•Support for Nvidia GPU cards
•Support for Virident cards
•F7 based BIOS diagnostics
•CIMC NTP support
•CIMC graphical DIMM display
•NMI generation from CIMC
•Enhanced XML API
•Dual FlexFlash with RAID 1 for Hypervisor partition
The following standard utilities are available:
•Host Update Utility (HUU)
•Server Config Utility (SCU) including Interactive Offline Diagnostics (IOD)
•BIOS and CIMC Firmware Update utilities
The utilities features are as follows:
•Availability of HUU, SCU on the USB as bootable images. The USB also contains driver ISO, and can be accessed from the host operating system.
The following platforms are supported in Release 1.5(1):
The supported MIB definition for Release 1.5(1) and later releases can be found at the following link: ftp://ftp.cisco.com/pub/mibs/supportlists/ucs/ucs-C-supportlist.html
Note The above link is incompatible with IE 9.0.
Supported Storage Controllers
SNMP supports the following storage controllers:
In C220 and C240
•Cisco UCSC RAID SAS 2008M-8i
This section lists the resolved caveats for the following:
Following are the resolved caveats for Release 1.5(1f):
Symptom An idle C240 system with LSI 9286 card may show higher card temperatures for 9286.
Workaround None (CSCue95493)
Symptom When the KVM console is launched with a non-English locale, the following Java NullPointerException error will be shown in the Java Console and the KVM console will not start:java.lang.NullPointerExceptionat java.util.Properties$LineReader.readLine(Unknown Source)at java.util.Properties.load0(Unknown Source)at java.util.Properties.load(Unknown Source)at com.avocent.app.kvm.macros.MacroKeyStrokeMap.init(Unknown Source)at com.avocent.app.kvm.macros.MacroKeyStrokeMap.init(Unknown Source)at com.avocent.app.kvm.macros.MacroHotkeyManager.initCustom(Unknown Source)at com.avocent.app.kvm.macros.MacroHotkeyManager.<init>(Unknown Source)at com.avocent.app.kvm.DefaultViewerMainController.initialize(Unknown Source)at com.avocent.nuova.kvm.NuovaViewerMainController.initialize(Unknown Source)at com.avocent.nuova.kvm.Main.runApp(Unknown Source)at com.avocent.nuova.kvm.Main.main(Unknown Source)at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.executeApplication(Unknown Source)at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.executeMainClass(Unknown Source)at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.doLaunchApp(Unknown Source)at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.run(Unknown Source)at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
Workaround Until a fix is released, use a non-localized system. (CSCuf04523)
Symptom FlexFlash operational profile is not preserved on upgrade, resulting in all FlexFlash partitions being visible to operating system.
Workaround Set operational profile again after upgrade. (CSCuf25497)
Symptom C-Series XML API method aaaLogin using LDAP user credentials fails.
The aaaLogin method inName property's regular expression on input validation in the API is not supporting the "@domain.com" portion of LDAP username.
Workaround None (CSCue95433)
Following are the resolved caveats for Release 1.5(1):
Symptom CIMC System Event Log reports "System Software event: Post sensor, HECI or ME Firmware initialization failed [0x5301] was asserted".
Workaround None. (CSCua51565)
Symptom Discovery and Association fails when a physical CD/DVD drive is connected to the system.
Workaround Disconnect the physical CD/DVD drive (or) Go to BIOS setup -> USB Configuration -> USB ports and disable the USB which has a physical CD/DVD drive connected to it, during the discovery and association phases of the UCSM managed rack servers. (CSCty17725)
Symptom In BIOS setup, under CPU Power management, the C1E option does not get disabled when "Power Technology" is disabled.
Workaround If you want to disable the entire processor power management, disable "Power Technology" and the C1E option. (CSCtz04125)
Symptom When an external graphics adapter is present on the system and VGA priority is set to Offboard VGA Primary, the KVM Video screen gets stuck with the following message:Configuring Platform Hardware.
Workaround None. This is an expected behavior. (CSCua93109)
Symptom Allow the user to manage the memory refresh rates from the BIOS setup menu.
Workaround None. (CSCuf28394)
Symptom USB Thumb drive mapped through vMedia may not get enumerated as FSx in EFI Shell.
Workaround Try one of the following workarounds:
•Open the KVM client application from a Windows based system.
•Connect the USB thumb drive to one of the physical USB ports. (CSCua73451)
Symptom On C460 servers, the CIMC Web GUI does not display Cisco P81E card details when the main CPU is powered off.
Workaround Use the CIMC CLI or power on the main CPU. (CSCtn75815)
Symptom The SNMPv3 traps are not received in the Net-SNMP receiver.
Workaround None. (CSCtr83298)
Symptom The Web GUI and CLI are not consistent in displaying the PSU redundancy status in Cisco C22.
Workaround None. (CSCty57554)
Symptom The DRAM_PWRGD Sensor Reading is not shown.
Workaround None (CSCue16859)
Symptom C420 SEL can get sporadic messages similar to this:2012-10-18 06:51:54 Normal "FRU_PSU2 PSU2_PIN: Power Supply sensor for FRU_PSU2, warning event, Upper Non-Critical going high was deasserted"2012-10-18 06:51:54 Warning "FRU_PSU2 PSU2_PIN: Power Supply sensor for FRU_PSU2, failure event, Upper Critical going high was deasserted"2012-10-18 06:51:52 Informational "LED_PSU_STATUS: Platform sensor, AMBER was asserted"2012-10-18 06:51:52 Informational "FRU_MB LED_HLTH_STATUS: Platform sensor for FRU_MB, AMBER was asserted"2012-10-18 06:51:47 Critical "FRU_PSU2 PSU2_PIN: Power Supply sensor for FRU_PSU2, failure event, Upper Critical going high (1496 > 1400 Watts) was asserted"2012-10-18 06:51:47 Warning "FRU_PSU2 PSU2_PIN: Power Supply sensor for FRU_PSU2, warning event, Upper Non-Critical going high (1496 > 1376 Watts) was asserted"
Workaround These messages are benign. (CSCuc79211)
Symptom When there are too many PCIe option ROMs enabled on C420, BIOS POST SEL messages will be generated but not decoded correctly by CIMC. These messages will be displayed as "System Firmware Error #0x06".
Workaround Disable unwanted option ROMs until these SEL messages disappear. (CSCuc17045)
Symptom Activating Locator LED for an HDD causes a fault for that HDD to appear in the SEL log.
Workaround Ignore this error as it is not an actual HDD fault. (CSCuc03945)
Symptom The keyboard can stop working in the Broadcom 57712 PCIe option ROM.
Workaround None (CSCtr04410)
Symptom When LSI controller is downgraded, you may view the information, for example, virtual drive, firmware, of the previous version of the LSI controller in the CIMC Web GUI and CLI.
Workaround Restart the host machine so that the correct information is propagated to the CIMC Web GUI and CLI.(CSCtx08449)
Symptom CIMC Web GUI does not reflect the "Reconstruction" virtual disk state after expanding the virtual disk.
Workaround Use the same interface that you used for configuring the virtual disk to view the "Reconstruction" state. The interface can either be Web GUI or MegaCLI. (CSCtx96912)
Symptom When mapping a removal media using Mac Client, the USB device only supports Read-Only mode.
Workaround Use Windows client or Linux 32 bit client. (CSCty32452)
Symptom When running the KVM Viewer client on a 64 bit Linux OS, block devices such as a USB stick or floppy drive will have the read only box checked when you open the vMedia tab. Trying to uncheck the read only box will fail, and devices can only be mapped as read only.
Workaround Use a 32 bit Linux OS or Windows OS for the client system running the KVM Viewer application. (CSCty37812)
Symptom When using the KVM Viewer client application with a 64 bit Linux OS, mapping both floppy disk and removable disk at the same time will cause improper functioning of the application that is, the drive data is invalid and/or cannot be read. Even mapping only a single drive (floppy or removable disk) at a time can yield unexpected failures. For example, after mapping and unmapping a USB stick, click on the exit button of the vMedia tab and reopen the vMedia tab. Now, if you try map the device again the vMedia tab will crash and all the mapped devices will be unmapped.
Note Mapping of CD-ROM drives and image files works properly, this problem is observed only when mapping physical Linux block devices such as /dev/sdX.
Workaround Perform the following steps to map physical block devices:
Step 1 Map only a single physical block device at a time (not both floppy and removable device at a time). This will usually work, but may have occasional unexpected failures. Restart the client if the vMedia tab stops functioning.
Step 2 Generate an img file of the block device contents and map this instead, this has no known issues.
Step 3 Use a 32 bit Linux OS / Windows OS / Mac OS client system to run the KVM Viewer/vMedia application. (CSCty42187)
Symptom CIMC recognizes only the SuperCap and all other information like the charge and charging state is not available.
Workaround None. (CSCtz92792)
Symptom RAID subsystem Virtual Drive write performance can drop without warning from the CIMC.
Workaround There is no immediate solution to the notification problem from the CIMC in current releases. You can try the following workarounds:
•Run regularly scheduled refresh cycles during non-peak load to prevent this issue.
•Monitor the BBU (Battery Backup Unit) charge information periodically to know the charge status.
•Configure standard host-based tools for monitoring and alerting. (CSCub12581)
Symptom When the LSI MegaRAID controller is used with the Cisco Flex Flash, SNMP_Inv_HDD:Disk_IDD N and RN shows 0,0,0 instead of 0,1,2 sequence.
Workaround Use the CIMC Web GUI to query the hard drive inventory.(CSCty26155)
Symptom The power supply serial number is unavailable in the SNMP inventory because the Power Management Bus (PMBus) has not provided the power information.
Symptom SSH session remains active even after termination using the terminate command.
Workaround Avoid the terminate session command and always close the SSH connection when you exit. (CSCua67529)
Symptom The 650W PSU shows 20-35W power usage in the standby mode.
Workaround None. This issue can be ignored. (CSCub12831)
Symptom When the LSI MegaRAID controller is used in conjunction with Cisco Flex Flash card, the SNMP_Inv_HDD:DiskPresence displays missing(11) instead of equipped(10).
Workaround Use the CIMC Web GUI to query the hard drive inventory.(CSCty26198)
Symptom The connection to the Virtual Media tab gets disconnected and OS iso that was mapped over the Virtual Media tab disappears as a result of the disconnection.
Workaround Reboot the server and restart the operating system installation. (CSCtz07699)
Symptom UCS C-Series server with a Broadcom 5709 stops passing traffic.
Workaround This issue is resolved in the bnx2 driver v2.1.11c or later. The UCS interoperability matrix must be observed with regard to hardware platform, firmware, driver and operating system. (CSCub93748)
Symptom Ports on the N2XX-ABPCI02 do not come up after a reboot or power cycle when running Linux.
Workaround Power cycle the server. (CSCtk66778)
Symptom An LSI 9266-8i Raid Controller may overheat in a C220 M3 server with a full compliment of HDD. An overheating LSI controller may behave unpredictably, losing VD's, and rebooting.
Workaround To minimize the risk of overheating the LSI controller, please make sure top vents are not obstructed. Do not stack anything on top of the server. If racking, please allow for several centimeters of space between servers. Avoid covering front or rear vents with labels. Use servers in a well ventilated area with lower ambiant temperature. Make sure there is no obstruction to airflow in the front, rear or top of the server. (CSCue16903)
Symptom The server hangs during BIOS POST when scanning LSI devices.
Workaround When the system hangs, switch off the system and remove the failed drive. This would be the drive that has solid amber for the Status LED. The Status LED is the uppermost LED on the hard disk. After removing this drive, switch on the system. The system should now boot successfully. Replace the failed drive with a new drive. (CSCtx62350)
Symptom The 2008-8i MEZZ Card Serial number and FRU information is missing in the LSI Web BIOS and the LSI Host Application such as MSM and MegaCli.
Symptom OS installs with LSI inbox drivers even if its pointed to out of box driver v00.00.06.18.
Workaround Reinstall the drivers after OS install, which has dkms.rpm as dependency or use inbox drivers. (CSCuc39070)
Symptom When a drive rebuild is ongoing in C420 and C260 servers, the SEL will show the following entries for the drive on which the rebuild is occurring:Platform alert LED_HLTH_STATUS #0x01 | LED color is amber | AssertedDrive slot (Bay) HDD4_STATUS #0xe8 | Drive Fault | Deasserted
Workaround Ignore these messages as they do not indicate a bad drive. When the rebuild is done, the messages do not show up in the SEL. (CSCuc45639)
Symptom User is given this message, indicating a problem with the RAID controller cache:USB cache device is not responding.
Workaround Power down the system for 2 minutes to attempt recovery and avoid cache data loss, and then power-on. If it fails, replace SuperCap with newer Rev-K SuperCap (49571-03). (CSCud38069)
This section lists the known behaviors for the following:
Following are the known behaviors for Release 1.5(1f):
Symptom FlexFlash operational profile is not preserved on downgrade from 1.5(1x), resulting in all FlexFlash partitions being visible to the operating system.
Workaround Set the operational profile again after downgrade. (CSCuf53059)
Symptom Creating RAID volumes from Intel RSTe software RAID option ROM (Control-I) is not supported.
Workaround Use LSI software RAID, LSI hardware RAID, or OS SW RAID. (CSCuf02487)
Following are the known behaviors for Release 1.5(1):
Symptom LSI Web BIOS may not launch on pressing Ctrl+H.
Workaround During BIOS post, press F6 to bringup the boot override list and select the appropriate entry to launch the web bios. (CSCuc75369)
Symptom BIOS Boot order is getting changed when a virtual media device is mounted and unmounted through CIMC WebUI vKVM console or CIMC CLI.
Workaround After unmounting the virtual media device, restore the boot order by re-configuring the boot order through either BIOS Setup or CIMC. (CSCuc60934)
Symptom C260/C460 system reboots during EFI Windows 2008 R2 installation.
Workaround EFI OS installation is not supported by the C260/C460 BIOS. You should disable the EFI- Optimized mode in the BIOS setup and install Windows 2008 R2 in legacy mode. (CSCtf87728)
Symptom Serial port B cannot be enabled for console redirection in the Server Management —> Console Redirection page of the BIOS setup.
Workaround Serial port B is primarily used for SOL functionality. The BIOS will start redirecting console messages to serial port B if SOL is enabled. You should enable SOL through BMC to get console redirection messages through serial port B. (CSCtf54851)
Symptom If the current CIMC networking mode is shipping mode, then the BIOS F8 CIMC configuration utility does not allow a new networking mode and IP address to be set at the same time.
Workaround Set the new networking mode, save, then set the new IP address and save again. (CSCth71350)
Symptom When BIOS console redirection is enabled, the keyboard can stop working in the Broadcom PCIe option ROM at some baud rates.
Workaround Disable the BIOS console redirection.(CSCtq84425)
Symptom Occasionally, when BIOS starts, the following message is displayed:Error on Getting CIMC IP/MAC Address.
Workaround This message can be ignored.(CSCtx27907)
Symptom When Broadcom 5709 Gigabit Ethernet adapter is plugged into one of the PCIE slots, the server gets stuck at the BIOS post screen during the booting process.
Workaround Upgrade the firmware on the Broadcom 5709 Gigabit Ethernet adapter to version 5.2.7 or later. (CSCtx92042)
Symptom EFI shell cimcconfig does not work on C260 and C460.
Workaround Press F8 from BIOS POST instead to start the CIMC config tool. (CSCuc40505)
Symptom BIOS downgrade using the iFlash32 utility, from 1.4.x to the older version 1.2.x fails.
Workaround Use the startup.nsh script available in the 1.2.x container for the downgrade. This script will execute the BIOS downgrade successfully. (CSCtr93601)
Symptom For a server with Virident card (or any card for which fan control has specific modifications), if CIMC is reset to factory defaults when host is on, then the fan control will go back non-card specific settings. This might imply lower fan speeds and can cause heating up of cards if there are cards present that require higher fan speeds (ex: Virident FlashMaxII card). This is because information about cards is available to CIMC from host, and when a factory default is done, this information is erased.
Workaround Reboot the host, so that CIMC can get card specific information and bump up fan speeds as required. (CSCue54670)
Symptom When you power on the chassis with some PS power cables disconnected, the system health LED on the front panel stays green, though some power supplies have no input voltage.
Workaround Connect all cables from APC power to the power supply securely. (CSCtg92856)
Symptom USB Key which is inserted on a Mac can be forced to be read-only.
Workaround Mac users must unmount the removable drive before mapping.
Step 1 Run the following command from the command line interface:
diskutil unmount /Volumes/<Volume name>
Step 2 In the KVM/vMedia client, clear the Read Only checkbox. At this point, the user may be prompted asking if they wish to stop automatic mounting of the drive. Click Yes.
Step 3 Proceed with mapping the drive.
These steps are time-sensitive, as the Mac OS is aggressive about re-mounting drives that have been unmounted. If the drive does get re-mounted by the OS before completing the steps, repeat the steps.
Alternatively, unmap the USB stick, use the Finder to eject the device, wait for the device to disappear from the vMedia Client view, and then physically remove and re-insert it while the vMedia session is running. As above, click Yes to the questions asking about preventing automatic mounting of the drive. (CSCtz52715)
Symptom On some Macs with spaces enabled, the vKVM popup notification that the session has ended can not be closed because trying to click the button causes the focus to move away from the space with the popup.
Workaround Move the vKVM main window to the same space with the popup notifier. Then, the popup can be dismissed by clicking on the button. (CSCua63839)
Symptom C460 CIMC network mode shared_lom_10g with active-active redundancy will lose connectivity temporarily when host OS is also using 10GE LOM port.
Workaround Do not use CIMC network mode shared_lom_10g, use one of the other modes instead. (CSCtj58245)
Symptom SNMPv1 traps are sent when SNMPv2 and SNMPv3 traps are enabled.
Symptom The KVM screen displays a blank screen.
Workaround Use the physical monitor to change the screen resolution. The following resolutions are supported:
•1280x1024 (32bpp) (CSCtx00839)
Symptom After firmware updates, the CIMC Web GUI and CLI might not display the Virtual Drive Information under the Virtual Drive tab and might display the Virtual Drive count as zero even though the Virtual Drive tab displays the list of virtual drives present in the system.
Workaround Restart the CIMC. (CSCtx88183)
Symptom The SNMP Hard Disk Inventory starts numbering with 0 while the CIMC HDD sensor starts with 1.
Workaround None. This symptom occurs because the SNMP Hard disk inventory matches with the storage inventory and both starts with index 0. The hard disk sensor numbering starts with 1 because it matches with the label in the SKU. You need to be aware of the difference and map it accordingly while browsing for a specific HDD detail across sensors and storage inventory. (CSCty58229)
Symptom The HDD presence cannot be viewed through SNMP.
Workaround Use either alternate interfaces or do SNMP query again for the HDD inventory after the action. (CSCty60975)
Symptom Duplicate SNMP traps are obtained when you insert Fan 2,4 and 5 in Cisco C22.
Workaround None. (CSCua11831)
Symptom "Unable to communicate with FlexFlash" error message is seen after downgrading CIMC to version 1.4.
Workaround User should select the Reset Flex Controller button twice if the SD card is of type SD253. If not, select the button only once. (CSCuc87936)
Symptom When multiple Intel network adapters are present and you enter the iSCSI configuration from one card, it allows you to change the configuration on all Intel cards. After the change, when one of the cards is removed, it appears that the option ROM of the remaining cards is overwritten by the card that was removed.
Workaround Enter the iSCSI configuration of the card that must be modified. Do not modify other cards when they are visible. This issue is only with iSCSI configuration and not with PXE configuration. (CSCuc52172)
Symptom C460 CIMC network mode shared_lom_10g with active-standby redundancy can stop working when host OS is also using 10GE LOM port and then is rebooted.
Workaround Do not use CIMC network mode shared_lom_10g, use one of the other modes instead. (CSCtj57061)
Symptom If the number of Virtual Drives created in the LSI MegaRAID controller is greater than or equal to 50, the system will not boot from any of these Virtual Drives.
Workaround None. The system boots from MegaRAID Virtual Drives only if the number of Virtual Drives are lesser than or equal to 49. (CSCtg25373)
Symptom RHEL 6.2 Install to iSCSI target hangs when 2008 MEZZ card Option ROM is disabled on C220/240 servers.
Workaround 2008 LSI OPROM must always be enabled in System BIOS when it is present in the server. If users want to disable it, then during OS Installs, depending on the OS, they would need to blacklist the LSI MegaRAID driver for the 2008 MEZZ card so that system will not hang during install. (CSCua03604)
Symptom The following error message is displayed in some LSI RAID controllers when you navigate to CIMC > Inventory > Storage > Battery Backup Unit.Error: required HW is missing ( i.e Alarm or BBU )The server did not have BBU installed on it and it should have confirmed the absence of the unit.
Workaround None. This issue is currently under investigation. (CSCts37240)
Symptom Printing from Web UI is not supported.
Workaround Print a screenshot of Web UI. (CSCtc22985)
This section lists the open caveats for the following:
Following are the defects that are open in Release 1.5(1f):
Symptom CIMC CLI does not report PID of HDD when using Intel RSTe.
Workaround None (CSCuf05110)
Symptom Hard drive Critical events are seen in SEL during server bootup when using Intel RSTe.
Workaround This is not a real hard drive fault. The HDD Critical events reported becomes normal after system boots up and can be ignored. If real HDD fault, then Critical event generated on HDD will be persistent and does not indicate normal even after server has booted up and in this case, user need to take action to replace that HDD.(CSCue72256)
Following are the defects that are open in Release 1.5(1):
Symptom UEFI OS install is not supported on Software RAID (Onboard SCU controller).
Workaround None. Please use legacy mode OS installs when using Software RAID (CSCub21433)
Symptom The following error is reported in the CIMC SEL Logs:System s/w event:Post sensor , DXE boot services driver unrecognized [0xB6A3] was asserted?
Workaround None. Ignore this error as it does not have any functional impact on the system. (CSCub21476)
Symptom The boot device "Cisco Virtual CD/DVD 1.22" for the network mounted Virtual media device does not appear in the BIOS boot order.
Workaround The C260 BIOS supports only up to 8 USB mass storage devices during the BIOS POST. When more than 8 USB physical and/or virtual devices are present, the BIOS will omit some devices from the boot order list. As a workaround, to boot off the missing virtual media device in the boot order list, disable Virtual drives (HUU, SCU, Drivers, and HV) in the FlexFlash storage temporarily through CIMC WebUI before mounting virtual media device and enable it back after unmounting the virtual media device. The options to disable/enable FlexFlash virtual drives in the CIMC WebUI can be found in the Storage->Cisco FlexFlash->Configure Operational Profile. (CSCue82433)
Symptom Cisco Card and Shared LOM Extended mode cannot be set for the VIC 1225T adapter.
Workaround There is no workaround for this issue. (CSCue46850)
Symptom SEL has memory entries, but no entries are seen in the fault page. Cisco UCSM fault codes are unavailable for these SEL.
Workaround None. SEL has to be used to decode the memory related events. (CSCud84978)
Symptom When using the CLI with the create-virtual-drive command, entering incorrect parameters for Physical drive slot number, such as like, exit, quit, is not flagged as an error.
Workaround Enter the listed physical drive slot numbers for Virtual drive creation. (CSCuc72251)
Symptom In the CLI, the create-virtual-drive command in the virtual drive scope does not display the largest possible size of the virtual drive being created.
Workaround Use the WebUI to create virtual drives from unused physical drives if a maximum-size VD is desired. (CSCuc98444)
Symptom In the CLI, the create-virtual-drive command accepts non-existent Physical Drive numbers as well as invalid virtual drive size and creates a virtual drive. The show-virtual-drive command lists the virtual drive created with invalid parameters but marks the state of the virtual drive "Offline".
Workaround Enter valid parameters for all fields like Physical Drive number, Virtual drive size, Cache policy to create a virtual drive with optimal state. The virtual drive created with invalid parameters can be deleted using the delete-virtual-drive command in the CLI. (CSCuc99149)
Symptom No fault and no SNMP traps are reported when a virtual drive consistency check fails.
Workaround Check the consistency check status using the CIMC's web interface or host-based MSM or MegaCLI interface. (CSCud03744)
Symptom No physical drive specific faults are generated during virtual drive changes.
Workaround Monitor virtual drive faults instead of physical drive faults. Alternately, check the physical drive status through the CIMC web interface. (CSCud11929)
Symptom Occasionally after a CIMC upgrade, one may see an error dialog box "Error: Unexpected error" in Web UI on main page upon the very first login. The Storage data may also be blank or invalid.
Workaround Logging out and back in will fix it, but probably just because it takes time; therefore, just waiting a few minutes and refreshing the WebUI may fix the problem, also. (CSCud17092)
Symptom No fault and no SNMP trap are reported when a virtual drive rebuild fails.
Workaround Check the rebuild status using the CIMC's web interface or host-based MSM or MegaCLI interface. (CSCud36158)
Symptom Certain character combinations in passwords are rejected by CIFS and HTTP(S) protocols.
Workaround '$' and '@' characters are not advised in passwords. (CSCud36375)
Symptom Faults to signify physical drive rebuild status are not reported.
Workaround Check the rebuild status using the CIMC's web interface or host-based MSM or MegaCLI interface. (CSCud42692)
Symptom Two mappings with same volumeName may be created, causing undesired effect.
Workaround Run the show mapping [detail] command and delete the failed mapping before attempting another mapping with same volumeName. (CSCud52530)
Symptom Sometimes upon the initial login to the WebUI after restoring the CIMC to factory defaults, an error message saying "Error: unexpected error" displays.
Workaround Log out of the WebUI and log back in. (CSCud69474)
Symptom When creating Virtual drive from WebUI, sometimes the Virtual drive creation update in WebUI takes a long time and an error message stating Error Timed Out appears.
Workaround Ignore the Error Timed out Pop up window and click OK to cancel it. The Virtual drive is actually created and can be viewed in the Virtual Drive tab. (CSCud73130)
Symptom Unplugging and plugging the MegaRAID controller's BBU is not detected by WebUI or pmcli without rebooting the CIMC.
Workaround Rebooting the CIMC updates its knowledge of BBU presence or absence. (CSCud88548)
Symptom When learn cycle is started on TMM-C SuperCap from WebUI or PMCLI, it fails with an error message: " Failed to Set BBU properties". This error message displayed is not very meaningful to understand why starting learn cycle failed for the TMM-C SuperCap.
Workaround The TMM-C SuperCap does not support starting learn cycle manually as they are always in transparent learn mode. Hence the failure in starting the learn cycle. Meaningful error message will be provided in future releases. (CSCud96082)
Symptom Some LSI MegaRAID controllers support only a subset of the RAID levels (0, 1, and 10), but pmcli create-virtual-drive command additionally displays 5, 6, 50, and 60 as candidates for virtual drive creation. But if one of the latter RAID levels is selected, the virtual drive creation fails.
Workaround The operation fails on these controllers, so instead specify a supported RAID level, or use WebUI to create virtual drives, as the WebUI only presents valid options to the user. (CSCud96669)
Symptom When a RAID controller cannot load its drive configuration, no fault is generated.
Workaround Check manually whether drive configuration has been lost. (CSCue00749)
Symptom Sometimes after carving a new virtual drive out of an existing drive group, the new virtual drive does not show in the list of available virtual drives during a subsequent carve-virtual-drive command. The drive is created.
Workaround Since the new virtual drive is sharing a drive group that already existed, select a previously-created virtual drive to specify that drive group. (CSCue04743)
Symptom On some MegaRAID controllers, a maximum of 16 virtual drives can be created. If the maximum number of virtual drives is created, then one is deleted, neither the WebUI nor pmcli will allow another virtual drive to be created, even though MSM and MegaRAID allow the last drive to again be created.
Workaround Use MSM or MegaCLI to re-create the last virtual drive. (CSCue04815)
Symptom When a physical drive is set as the boot drive via MegaCLI, this change is not picked up by the pmcli or WebUI display of virtual drives: The previously-set boot virtual drive is displayed as the current boot drive. The show detail command in the controller scope does show the correct information, both the PD's deviceID and the fact that the boot drive is now a PD.
Workaround Disregard the "Boot Drive" column in WebUI and pmcli. Refer to the pmcli output of the show detail command in the controller scope. (CSCue49438)
Symptom The bootable virtual drive is displayed in a column in the WebUI virtual drive tab, and in the show virtual-drive output in the controller scope, and show output in the virtual drive scope. Also, in release 1.5(1), the boot drive can be set via both the WebUI and pmcli. But if the boot drive value is changed via MegaCLI, that change is not picked up by the WebUI or pmcli. Note that the MegaCLI's command does succeed and the boot drive is changed, but the WebUI and pmcli do not display the correct value.
Workaround Set the boot drive using the WebUI or pmcli to the value set via MegaCLI. This will synchronize the CIMC with MegaCLI's value. (CSCue58217)
Symptom Occasionally a spurious fault is generated that a nonexistent drive is missing.
Workaround None. Ignore the spurious fault. (CSCue82487)
Symptom SEL entries not appearing in fault page
Workaround Clear the SEL. (CSCue83837)
Symptom Cannot setup the CIMC. System will try to boot up but no access to CIMC."Error locating IPMI Protocol" during CIMC setup.
Workaround As a workaround, perform one of the following:
Step 1 Use the KVM cable supplied with the server to connect to the monitor using the slot provided on the front panel.
Step 2 Disconnect the VGA cable, plug the AC, wait for at least 30 seconds and connect the VGA cable before powering on the server. (CSCud41102)
Symptom Sometimes a physical drive holding a foreign configuration may generate a fault, even though it is a good disk.
Workaround Verify that the physical drive is indeed a foreign configuration as shown by "Status" value on the Physical Drive Info page, and then ignore the fault. (CSCue79793)
Symptom Occasionally, spurious faults are generated when a physical drive is removed.
Workaround Ignore the spurious faults. (CSCue82218)
Symptom Sometimes, the Storage Log in the CIMC WebUI and CLI does not show the latest events generated. This usually occurs after CIMC is upgraded to the new version.
Workaround Reboot CIMC only once and this will fix this issue and Storage log will show the latest events generated. (CSCuc94314)
Symptom Virtual Drive long running operations such as Initialization. Rebuild, Consistency Check progress are not reported correctly on CIMC WebUI and PMCLI if multiple Virtual drives are undergoing the long running operations simultaneously. The progress will be reported correctly on the first virtual drive but on the subsequent virtual drives you see "Foreground Initialization is in progress" but 0 for Progress and Elapsed time values.
Workaround Start long running operations one at a time for the virtual drives to get the correct updates on the operation in progress. Or wait for the operation to complete on one virtual drive before querying the status or progress on the other virtual drives in the list. (CSCue18569)
Symptom RAID CD-ROM Drive appears in the Boot Options. Booting to this option will give blank screen.
Workaround This is an invalid option and is not usable and should be ignored. (CSCud27042)
Symptom Occasionally WEB UI shows Reset link for UCS VIC P81E card.
Workaround None. Refresh the WebUI. (CSCue76985)
Symptom In VIC 1225T, when the system is booted in the 1Gbps mode, the MAC sometimes does not detect the link. PHY seems to detect the link. But the MAC shows a link down error.
Workaround Reset the switch port. Both Phy and Mac will show the link as up after a switch port reset. (CSCue56950)
Symptom Duplicate SNMP traps are obtained for sensors.
Workaround None. Please ignore the traps. (CSCud83006)
Symptom XML API does not support configuring of LSI RAID storage controller.
Workaround Use CIMC CLI. (CSCue88298)
This section lists the open caveats for release 1.4(8):
Symptom C420 CIMC log can often contain many messages similar to this.2012 Nov 13 20:55:02 Debug BMC:kernel:- <7>[i2c_controller_transfer_bytes]:1267:Receiver NACK to data byte on bus 0x17 and device 0xE0
Workaround Disable Debug logging in CIMC log. (CSCuc72105)
Symptom There is no CIMC notification of Closed Loop Thermal Throttling (CLTT) when it occurs. CLTT happens automatically when the DIMM temperature crosses the UC (upper critical) temperature.
Workaround There is no workaround. (CSCua94308).
This section lists the open caveats for release 1.4(7f1):
Symptom The PWRGD Sensor's Normal events are logged in the SEL during the CIMC boot and Host boot.
Workaround These are expected events and can be ignored. (CSCue10121)
This section lists the open caveats for release 1.4(7):
Symptom Server hangs with blinking cursor before loading the OS, in the follow on (turnup) boot after association is complete.
Workaround Restart the server from UCSM. (CSCua86734)
Symptom LSI storage controllers with external ports (-8e cards) do not show up in CIMC local storage management.
Workaround There is no workaround. (CSCud18756)
Symptom Repeated VIC adapter resets using CIMC Web UI or CLI adapter-reset can cause VIC card to hang.
Workaround Do not reset the VIC adapter unless necessary. It should normally never be necessary to reset the VIC adapter manually. (CSCuc83809)
Symptom vmedia is not usable in BIOS boot order when using a VIC P81E card.
Workaround No workaround. This is a known behavior with P81e card. This card gets reset during host reboot, due to that vKVM and vMedia sessions are getting closed and BIOS boot order is lost due to power savings mode. The new generation VIC 1225 card does not have this issue if CIMC network mode is configured to cisco_card. (CSCud08544)
Symptom SSD Caching is enabled even when SSD is not part of the virtual drive.
Workaround None. When virtual drives do not have SSD, there is no impact to performance. (CSCuc13837)
Symptom The LSI controller CLI Application MegaCli does not properly work under Windows Power Shell. A failure message is displayed when creating virtual drives for RAID levels 1,5,10,50 and 60.
Workaround MegaCli is not supported in Power Shell. Use the command prompt on Windows for running all MegaCli commands and options. (CSCub49559)
Symptom Sometimes, on Windows 2008 servers and Internet Explorer 8.0 version, the CIMC WEB UI login prompt will not be seen.
Workaround Add CIMC IP to IE 8.0 trusted sites list. In the Internet Explorer window, click Tools -> Internet options -> Security -> Trusted Sites -> Sites -> Add. (CSCuc19323)
This section lists the open caveats for Release 1.4(6):
Symptom The SEL event is not logged in the OS Watchdog timer expiration.
Workaround None. (CSCtz77929)
Symptom The PSU firmware revision may only be partially available when the PSU does not have AC power.
Workaround Connect the AC power to the PSU. The full firmware revision will be available.
Symptom CIMC power capping is not supported on VMware ESXi 5.0.
Workaround When CIMC is upgraded to 1.4(2), the CIMC will automatically disable power capping. Power capping must manually be re-enabled to use it. (CSCtt08424)
Symptom CIMC storage view of LSI 9260 card occasionally reports 0 Cache Memory size.
Workaround None. You can use host-based MSM tools to corroborate data. (CSCtn08982)
Symptom When updating CIMC firmware through TFTP, if the image file is corrupted, the update status indicator is the same as if the file does not exist.
Workaround Be aware that this error message can actually indicate either of the above conditions and should make sure that the file both the exists, and is a valid firmware image for the CIMC being upgraded. (CSCti17492)
Symptom The following symptoms are observed in RHEL 6.3
•OS Kernel Panic.
•FC Target not visible to the OS.
•SAN OS installation fails to recognize the FC Target.
Workaround Follow these steps:
Check and verify the switch configuration to ensure that only 1 VSAN and VLAN is configured on the FCOE interface. Verify Virtual Interface Information (FCOE interface) to check that only 1 VSAN is allowed.
Run the following command to check if multiple VSAN is configured:switch> show interface vfc <vfc_num>
Trunk vsans (admin allowed and active) (n-m)
Run the following commands to change the Virtual Interface Configuration to allow only 1 Vsan.switch> config terminalswitch> interface vfc <vfc_num>switch> switchport trunk allowed vsan <n>
Verify the bound interface configuration.switch> show interface vfc <vfc_num>
Bound interface is <bound_interface_name>
Run the following commands to change the Bound Interface Configuration to allow only 1 VLAN.switch> config tswitch> interface <bound_interface_name>switch > switchport trunk allowed vlan <vlan>
Symptom The system hangs when you type Exit in the EFI shell.
Workaround Hard reset the server to recover from system hang. (CSCtx64756)
Symptom The Storage Controller name in Device Manager, under Windows 2008 R2 SP1 for C240 server, displays the Server model number as C220 instead of C240.
Workaround None. (CSCtz48278)
Symptom Servers using 2008M-8i MEZZ card display unusually high HDD temperatures sometimes in the range of 150 F.
Workaround The LSI MEZZ 2008-8i is reporting false temperature values occasionally for some HDDs. The actual HDD temperatures are well within the expected range. The reporting issue will be fixed in the next LSI controller FW release. (CSCuc33600)
Symptom Continuous beep sound is heard when the system is switched on.
Workaround Do not switch on the CIMC and the host simultaneously. Switch on the host 3 minutes after switching on the power supply.(CSCtz11862)
This section lists the open caveats for Release 1.4(5):
Symptom Sometimes LUN details are not updated in SNMP inventory.
Workaround Restart the CIMC to force refresh of the SNMP LUN information. (CSCtz86019)
This section lists the open caveats for Release 1.4(4a):
Symptom The LED sensor color is red or amber or blue (or any supported color) even though the LED state is set to OFF.
Workaround Ignore the LED color when the LED state is set to OFF.(CSCth84883)
Symptom The AES encryption field does not show the encryption level (128, 256, and so on) on the Web GUI and CLI.
Workaround The SNMP V3 encryption key length must be clearly indicated. The SNMP agent supports AES - 128 bit encryption by default. (CSCtr31577)
Symptom The SNMPv3 walk, with AES encryption enabled, produces a "Decryption Error" when an SNMPv3 trap is triggered by an event. An "authentication failure" error is also encountered on triggering an event with the secure hash algorithm (SHA) authentication. The SHA trap error is encountered with both "authpriv" and "authnopriv" settings. The issue is observed till the master agent is restarted by clicking Save All in the CIMC Web UI SNMP configuration page.
Workaround Use the Message-Digest algorithm 5 (MD5) authentication and DES encryption for v3 user configuration. (CSCtx11173)
Symptom The KVM viewer version does not display the FCS version, that is, 126.96.36.199. This means the client machine has not downloaded the new .jar file for the KVM/vMedia client and the old client is getting executed. This issue is seen when you use KVM with the old CIMC firmware and then upgraded the CIMC. To check the KVM viewer version, invoke KVM and go to Help >About KVM Viewer. The KVM Viewer version should be 188.8.131.52 for Release 1.4(4a).
Workaround To resolve this issue delete the Java temporary cached files and invoke KVM from CIMC GUI. The Java Control Panel app (javacpl.exe) is in the bin directory of the Java JRE installation.
For Windows, go to in c:\Program Files\Java\<JRE VERSION>\bin and delete the cached Cisco Virtual KVM Console application and re-launch remote presence.
For Linux, go to the Java directory, for example ./usr/java/jre1.6.0_26/bin/ControlPanel.
This section lists the open caveats for the 1.4(3) release:
Symptom When CIMC is booted, the HTTP Web UI does not start.
Workaround Restart the CIMC.(CSCtx19968)
Symptom The C460 server with 9240-8i card hangs and results in system panic or BSOD when a virtual drive is being deleted from Linux or Windows using the LSI host applications such as MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM) or MegaCli.
Workaround Limit to one stripe size for all Virtual Drives on a controller. If you require multiple stripe sizes and encounter the VD deletion issue, restart the system and delete the VD using the Web BIOS.(CSCtx41090)
Symptom The C460 server with 9240-8i card hangs during the virtual drive creation when you use either MSM or MegaCli LSI applications from any of the supported OS.
Workaround Restart the system if the system hangs during the virtual drive creation. We recommend you limit to one stripe size for all the VDs on a controller.(CSCtw64310)
Symptom LSI Storage controller firmware upgrade using LSI GUI Application MSM for 9240-8i cards fail with "Controller Out of Memory Error".
Workaround Use LSI CLI Application MegaCli for firmware upgrades on LSI 9240-8i cards. The MegaCli application displays the message that "Controller out of memory" but the firmware upgrade succeeded message is also seen along with system reboot needed for change to take effect. Ignore the message about "Controller out of memory" and reboot the system for LSI Firmware update to take effect. (CSCtz86993)
This section lists the open caveats for release 1.4(2):
Symptom The WebUI DIMM "Operability" field in the memory inventory does not indicate failed DIMMs correctly.
Workaround The issue is observed only in the memory inventory reported by the WebUI. The BIOS reports the DIMM status properly in the BIOS Setup. So, if WebUI shows any DIMM as Inoperable, please check the status of all DIMMs on all the memory risers at Advanced -> Memory Configuration page of the BIOS Setup to get the correct status on the DIMMs. (CSCtx16030)
For configuration information for this release, please refer to the following:
•Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller CLI Configuration Guide
•Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller Configuration Guide
•Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller CLI Command Reference
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