This document describes the steps to register Cisco Unified Computing System - UCS domains with UCS Central. Prior to UCS Central release 1.5, the registration could only happen from UCS Manager. Release 1.5 onwards, registration can be done from both UCS Central and UCS Manager.
UCS Central 2.0(1a)
UCS Manager 3.1(3a)
All devices used are lab devices
Registration Process from UCS Domain:
Lauch UCS Manager and click on Admin-> Communication Management-> UCS Central.
Select Register with UCS Central .
Enter the Hostname/ IP Address and the Shared Secret of the UCS Central (Always a best practice to register UCS central using hostname, as IP address can be changed using the DNS entry, while the domain is registered) and click on Ok to start registration.
Policy Resolution Control can set while Registration. It can also be changed after Registration.
Monitor the FSM(Finite State Machine) status to check the registration process.
Registration Process from UCS Central:
Launch UCS Central and click on System tools and go to Domain Management.
Click on Register Domain at the right hand corner.
Enter the UCS Domain Hostname/IP Address and the Admin User Name and Password. Select the Hostname/IP Address of UCS Central and click on Register. (Always a best practice to register UCS central using hostname as IP address can be changed using the DNS entry, while the domain is registered).
The FSM status can be monitored from the Configuration Status tab.
Troubleshooting Common Registration Issues:
Scenario 1: Admin password for UCS Domain is wrong when registering domain from UCS Central.
Fix: Correct the admin password and try the registration again.
FSM Status from UCS Central
Scenario 2: UCS Central and UCS Domain time is not synced.
Fix: Sync the time on UCS Central and UCS Domain and try the regiatration again.
Refer to Forced Time Sync in UCS Manager in the link below to correct the time.