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Release Notes for Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0 for Cisco UCS Manager
First Published: January 2013Revised Date: August 2013Part Number: OL-30249-01Current Release: 1.0
This document describes the system requirements, new features, information about the images, resolved caveats, known caveats, and workarounds for Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0.1. This document also includes current information that became available after the technical documentation was published.
Use these release notes as a supplement with the other documents listed in the documentation roadmap at http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/b-series-doc.
Make sure to review other available documentation on Cisco.com to obtain the most current information about Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0.1
This document includes the following sections:
Table 1 shows the revision history:
Revision Release Date Description
Created Release notes for Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0
Updated Release notes for Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0.1
Online History Changes
Cisco UCS PowerTool is a PowerShell module that helps automate all aspects of Cisco UCS Manager including server, network, storage, and hypervisor management. Cisco UCS PowerTool enables easy integration with existing IT management processes and tools. The PowerTool cmdlets work on the Cisco UCS Manager's Management Information Tree (MIT). These cmdlets allow you to create, modify, or delete actions on the Managed Objects (MOs) in the tree.
Before installing Cisco UCS PowerTool, ensure that the system meets the following requirements:
•Windows PowerShell 2.0 or above must be installed on the system
•.NET Framework Version 2.0 SP1 (or later)
Cisco UCS Manager
Cisco UCS PowerTool is compatible with the following Cisco UCS Manager releases:
Windows PowerShell Requirements
Cisco UCS PowerTool supports Windows PowerShell 2.0 and Windows PowerShell 3.0.
Note Check the Microsoft web site for specific Windows PowerShell requirements.
Before installing Cisco UCS PowerTool, you must do the following:
•Uninstall all versions of Cisco UCS Power Tool that are older than Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 0.9.1.0.
•Close any instances of PowerShell running with the PowerTool module loaded.
New Features for Release for 1.0.1
This section briefly describes the new features introduced in Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0.1. For detailed information about the features listed, see the documents listed in the "Related Documentation"section.
Key Features in Release 1.0.1
Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0.1, includes the following new key features:
•Support for generating PowerTool cmdlets for the configuration present in the UCS Backup.xml file. For example, ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet -UcsBackup -Path C:\backup.xml -OutputPath C:\PowerToolScript.txt.
•Support for storing jnlp file and enable logging when using Start-UcsGuiSession cdmlets. For example, Start-UcsGuiSession -LogAllXml.
New Features for Release 1.0
This section briefly describes the new features introduced in Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0. For detailed information about the features listed, see the documents listed in the "Related Documentation"section.
Key Features in Release 1.0
Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0, includes the following new key features:
•Stateful connection management to multiple Cisco UCS Manager systems in parallel
•Firmware upgrade support
•Support for creating and downloading technical support information
•Support for backing up Cisco UCS Manager configuration
•Support for importing Cisco UCS Manager configuration
•Support for launching a GUI session of Cisco UCS Manager from PowerTool
•Support for launching a KVM session of a server from PowerTool
•Support for monitoring an event stream of Cisco UCS Manager
•Support for comparing and synchronizing configurations within or between Cisco UCS Manager sessions
•Support for generating PowerTool cmdlets automatically when performing the equivalent operation on Cisco UCS Manager GUI (ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet)
•Support for transactions
•Support for registration of Cisco UCS Manager with Cisco UCS Central
•Service profile management (create/modify/delete/associate)
•Log viewing and management
•Server power management
•Full inventory management
•Raw XML input and output capability
Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0 includes the following PowerShell functionality:
•Fully object based
•Command pipelining support
•Inline help (get-help) support
•Standard verb implementation
Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0, includes the following new cmdlets:
•Register-UcsCentral—Registers a Cisco UCS domain with Cisco UCS Central.
•Unregister-UcsCentral—Unregisters a Cisco UCS domain with Cisco UCS Central.
•Rename-UcsServiceProfile—Renames a service profile.
•Export-UcsMoXml—Exports Managed Object XML.
•Import-UcsMoXml—Imports XML and converts into objects.
New Generated Cmdlets
Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0, includes 184 new cmdlets from Cisco UCS Manager, Release 2.1 Schema.
New Functionality for Release 1.0
Cisco UCS PowerTool, Release 1.0 includes the following enhancements:
•Added support for configConfRename in ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet.
•Ability to fetch all naming property values from RN in case they are not available in XML in ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet.
•Modified ConvertTo-UcsCmdlet to put properties having value null in -XtraProperties.
•Added support for input parameter regex validation.
•Added a missing verb set for VnicIPv4PooledIscsiAddr.
Resolved Caveats in Release 1.0.1
Resolved Caveats in Release 1.0.1
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