Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack combines Microsoft’s robust Azure cloud platform with Cisco’s UCS server platform that is designed for cloud workloads.
This document contains information about new Cisco hardware and software requirements, resolved caveats, open caveats, and workarounds for Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack.
January 18, 2018
Created release notes for Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack Release 1.0.
Microsoft requires a specific, tested and certified hardware solution. Cisco provides for a sample minimum configuration. Individual Cisco UCS C240 M4 LFF servers configured exactly the same as the servers in the sample configuration can be ordered up to a maximum configuration size of 12 servers.
(2) Cisco Nexus 93180LC Top-of-Rack switches
(2) Cisco UCS 6332 Fabric Interconnects
(2) Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E Fabric Extenders
(4) Cisco UCS C240 M4 LFF servers
(2) E5-2600v4 CPUs:
E5-2660v4 2.0 GHz
E5-2699v4 2.2 GHz
E5-2698v4 2.2 GHz
E5-2695v4 2.1 GHz
E5-2683v4 2.1 GHz
E5-2650v4 2.2 GHz
256 GB, 512 GB, or 768 GB RAM
(2) 480 GB SATA Internal Boot SSD
LSI embedded SW RAID for Boot SSD
FastLinQ 45000 Dual Port 40 Gb NIC
Cisco 12Gbps Modular (non-RAID) SAS HBA
(8) 8 TB 12G SAS 7.2K RPM LFF HDD (4K)
(2) 3.2 TB NVMe Flash HH-HL x8 PCIe
Dual power supplies
Appropriate fans, cables, rack rails
Deployment Device Requirements
Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack has the following software requirements for the deployment device:
Cisco UCS and Nexus Requirements
The following are Cisco UCS and Nexus software requirements for Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack: