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The Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCS series servers support the following:
One 1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management port
Two 1-Gb Base-T Ethernet ports
Note ● The LAN Ethernet posts are referred to as “Eth 0” and “Eth1” in the Cisco Connected Safety and Security applications, such as Cisco Video Surveillance.
The Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCS series servers do NOT support the NIC redundancy modes. Only the None option is supported: the Ethernet ports operate independently and do not fail over if there is a problem.
Hard Drive Requirements
Drives are not rebuilt when the same drive is removed and reinserted. The removed drive must be replaced with a new drive. The rebuild will start automatically.
Installation is supported only the following drive combinations.
– Cisco CSS UCSM4 1RU—Supports either 2 or 4 hard drives (other combinations are not supported).
– Cisco CSS UCSM4 2RU—Supports either 2 or 6-12 drives (other combinations are not supported).
All drives must be of the same capacity. Drives of different capacities are not supported (for example, you cannot mix 2TB, 4TB or 6TB drives in the same server).
Installation is supported only if all hard drives are in optimal state.
The following sections provide information about the devices that this version of VSM supports:
Emulex LPe 12002 Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA Card
The Cisco CSS UCSM4 1RU and Cisco CSS UCSM4 2RU servers support the (optional) Emulex LPe 12002 Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA (CPS-AEPCI05) card. This card is used to connection external devices, such as external storage.
The Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCS series servers support Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (Cisco VSM), Release 7.7 and higher. The Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCSM4 1RU and Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCSM4 2RU servers are shipped as server appliances, meaning that the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager system software is pre-loaded in a “bare-metal” configuration.
Note These servers do not currently support additional virtual machine (VM) installations. Virtual Machine deployment is supported on separate Cisco UCS Express, and B-, C-, and E- Series platform servers. See the “VM Installations” section for more information.
Initial Setup Procedure
To install and configure a Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCS series server appliance for the first time, complete the following high-level steps:
Step 1 Physically install the Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCS series server appliance and complete the initial hardware setup.
You can monitor the server inventory, health, and system event logs by using the built-in Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) GUI or CLI interfaces. See the user documentation for your firmware release at the following URL:
The current release of the Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCS series servers not currently support additional virtual machine (VM) installations. These servers are shipped pre-configured as a server appliance pre-loaded with the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager system software.
The following servers and field replaceable units (FRUs) are supported by the Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCS Platform Series servers. Refer to these PIDs when ordering new or replacement components.
Table 5 Part Numbers for the Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCS Platform Series
Part Number (PID)
Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCSM4 1RU server
Cisco Connected Safety and Security UCSM4 2RU server
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