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Quick Start Hardware Installation Guide for
Cisco Show and Share Release 5.3.10 on Cisco MXA UCS M3 Server
Revised: December 11, 2012, OL-27298-01
The Cisco MXA UCS M3 server has hardware similar to the Cisco UCS C220 server, and ships with either Show and Share software Release 5.3.10 or the Digital Media Manager software Release 5.3.10 pre-installed.
This document provides drawings of the front and rear of the server, a table of hardware features, and links to installation instructions and safety information.
Note•For information about completing the hardware installation, see the Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide on Cisco.com.
•For information about migrating your Cisco Show and Share Release 5.3.0 deployment from an earlier hardware model to a current model, see the Server Platform Migration Guide for Cisco Show and Share and Cisco Digital Media Manager Release 5.3.
•For important information about Release 5.3.10, see the Release Notes for Cisco Show and Share and Digital Media Manager Release 5.3.10 on the MXA UCS M3 Server.
Figures 1 and 2 in this guide show an overview of external server features. Internal server features are illustrated in the "Maintaining the Server" chapter of the Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide on Cisco.com.
Note Only the hard drives and power supplies are replaceable.
Figure 1 shows the front panel features of the server.
Figure 1 Cisco MXA UCS M3 Server Front Panel Features
Figure 2 shows the rear panel features of the server.
Figure 2 Cisco MXA UCS M3 Server Rear Panel Features
Table 1 lists the features of the server.
Table 1 Cisco MXA UCS M3 Server Features
One rack-unit (1RU) chassis.
1.7 x 16.9 x 28.5 in. (4.32 x 43 x 72.4 cm
Two Intel Xeon E5-2665 processors.
Integrated Emulex Pilot-3 baseboard management controller (BMC), running Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) firmware.
IPMI 2.0 compliant for management and control.
One 10/100/1000 Ethernet out-of-band management interface.
CLI and web GUI management tool for automated, lights-out management.
Depending on your CIMC settings, the CIMC can be accessed through the
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management port or the dual 1-Gb Ethernet LOM ports.
Network and management I/O
The server provides these rear-panel connectors:
•One 1 Gb Ethernet dedicated management port
•Two 1 Gb Base-T Ethernet ports
•One RS-232 serial port (RJ-45 connector)
•One 15-pin VGA3 connector
•Two USB4 2.0 connectors
Front-panel locator LED
One indicator light to help direct administrators to specific servers in a large data center environment.
Up to two power supplies, 650 W each.
Redundant as 1+1.
Five hot-swappable fan modules for front-to-rear cooling.
Two Generation 3 PCIe6 expansion slots on risers, occupied by a RAID7 card (LSI MegaRAID SAS9266-8i with SuperCap power module RAID7 backup unit, configured for RAID 5) and a NIC8 card (Broadcom 5709 quad port 1 Gb Ethernet).
Drives are installed into front-panel drive bays that provide hot-pluggable access. Small Form Factor—The server can hold up to eight 2.5 in x .55 in (63.5 mm x 14mm) SAS9 or SATA10 hard drives or solid state drives. The server ships with four drives installed.
Hard disk option: 2.5-inch, 600 GB SAS9 hard drive that operates at 10,000 RPM.
LSI MegaRAID 9266-8i (RAID 5)
There is an LSI battery backup unit for the LSI MegaRAID card.
Resolution up to 1600 x1200, 16 bpp at 60 Hz. Up to 256 MB of video memory.
1 DDR3 = double data rate, type 3.
2 DIMM = dual inline memory module.
3 VGA = video graphics array.
4 USB = universal serial bus.
5 KVM = keyboard, video, mouse
6 PCIe = peripheral component interconnect express.
7 RAID = redundant array of independent disks.
8 NIC = network interface card
9 SAS = serial attached SCSI.
10 SATA = serial advanced technology attachment.
•Cisco MXA UCS M3 servers do not support automatic failover.
•The Cisco MXA UCS M3 server does not support:
–Digital media players
–Cisco Digital Media Designer
–Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager.
Find details about environmental specifications and regulatory standards compliance for the Cisco MXA UCS M3 server in the product data sheet at this URL:
Preparing for Installation
This section includes the following topics:
Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information
For complete compliance and safety information, see the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers on Cisco.com.
Select and prepare an installation site that meets the requirements that are described in the Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide on Cisco.com.
Shipping Carton Contents
Verify the contents of the shipping carton to ensure that you have all items necessary to install the Cisco MXA UCS M3.
Save the packing material in case you need to repack the unit. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your Cisco representative or reseller for instructions.
The contents of the shipping carton include the following items:
•Cisco MXA UCS M3
•Keyboard, video, mouse (KVM) cable
•Printed card with URLs for product documentation and RoHS information for China
•Software recovery USB drive
Note The software on the Cisco MXA UCS M3 is preloaded. There is no software installation CD or DVD. The included USB drive is for software recovery only. Contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) before using the USB drive.
You will need the following additional items:
The Cisco MXA UCS M3 occupies one rack unit (1U). For rack-mounting instructions, refer to the "Installing the Server" chapter of the Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide.
Obtaining Cisco MXA UCS M3 Licenses
You need a software license key to unlock the software that is pre-installed on your Cisco MXA UCS M3 server. Licenses are installed using the web user interface (UI) after you complete initial configuration.
•For instructions on how to obtain and install a new license key for your Cisco MXA UCS M3 server see the Read Me First for Cisco Digital Media Manager 5.1 on Cisco.com.
Installing the Cisco MXA UCS M3
Caution For rack requirements and installation procedures, see the Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide.
Warning To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug telephone or telecommunications connectors into RJ-45 connectors.
For complete installation instructions, see the "Installing the Server" chapter of the Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide.
Powering Up and Configuring the Cisco MXA UCS M3
Find instructions for powering and configuring the server in the "Installing the Server" chapter of the Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide.
Note For the Cisco MXA UCS M3, there are exceptions to the instructions in the "Connecting and Powering On the Server" section of the Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide.
•In Step 3c, select either the Dedicated or Shared LOM option to access the CIMC.
Note The Cisco MXA UCS M3 does not support the Cisco Card option.
•In Step 4, follow the cabling instructions for the option you selected in Step 3c for CIMC access. Connect another Ethernet cable (for Show and Share or DMM) to the PCIe1 card port shown highlighted in Figure 3.
Figure 3 PCIe1 Card Detail
For hardware failure issues, contact Cisco or your authorized Cisco reseller for instructions. For other issues, see the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Troubleshooting Guide.
Using the Recovery USB Drive
Note Before you use the software recovery USB drive, contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC).
To recover the software that was pre-installed on your server:
Step 1 Power on the server and press F6 to display the boot options.
Step 2 Select the USB drive from the list of boot options, and press Enter to boot the server from the USB drive.
Tip To locate the USB drive in the list of boot options, look for Unigen (the drive manufacturer name).
•For important information about Release 5.3.10, see theRelease Notes for Cisco Show and Share and Digital Media Manager Release 5.3.10 on the MXA UCS M3 Server at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6682/prod_release_notes_list.html
•For information about obtaining and installing licenses, see the Read Me First for Cisco Digital Media Manager on Cisco.com.
•To locate all documentation for the Cisco MXA UCS M3 on Cisco.com, go to the following URL:
•For Cisco Show and Share documentation, go to the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6682/tsd_products_support_series_home.html
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:
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