SOFTWARE ADVISORY NOTICE
Dear Cisco Customer,
Cisco engineering has identified potential upgrade issues it is important you be aware of before upgrading to this release. It is critical that you review the issues below to determine if they are applicable to your environment and, if so, that you take the appropriate workaround steps to avoid difficulty during upgrade. Please review the advisory information below before continuing.
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UCS version 2.0(1m)
List of Affected Platform(s) for above software:
Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
Reason for Advisory:
Headline: PCI Device address changes after an upgrade from 1.4 to 2.0 release on VIC device
Description: When a system is upgraded from UCS 1.4 and earlier releases, the PCI device address of existing Service Profile VNICs and VHBAs in case of VIC adapters changes. This can potentially cause certain OSes such as VMware ESX and Windows to see the old VNICs and VHBAs with new PCI addresses, which could result in those interfaces being non operable unless the configuration is changed in the OS. In the case of ESX, a workaround would be to edit the esx.conf with the new PCI address and to modify the vswitch configuration.
Headline: B230-M1: PCI bus numbers change after an upgrade from 1.4 to 2.0
Description: When the BIOS is upgraded on a B230-M1 blade from UCS 1.4 to the 2.0 release, the PCI bus enumeration will shift by one bus number. This can potentially cause certain OSes such as VMware ESX and Windows to see the old VNICs and VHBAs with new PCI addresses, which could result in those interfaces being non operable unless the configuration is changed in the OS. In the case of ESX, a workaround would be to edit the esx.conf with the new PCI address and to modify the vswitch configuration.
CSCtr74091 (for version 2.0 and all future releases when upgrading from any 1.x UCS release)
Headline: Overlapping FCOE VLAN and Ethernet VLANs no longer allowed with UCS 2.0
Description: In 1.4 and earlier releases, overlapping ids were allowed for Ethernet VLANs and FCOE VLANs. Starting with UCS release 2.0, this is not allowed and a critical fault will be raised on upgrade if overlapping ids exist. Users should ensure that the VLAN ids are not overlapping before attempting the upgrade.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT FAILURE TO USE THE PUBLISHED UPGRADE PROCEDURE MAY RESULT IN DOWNTIME.