This chapter introduces you to the Cisco Driver Installer Utility 2.1. This chapter discusses the following topics:
•Overview of the Cisco Driver Installer Utility
•Supported Operating Systems and Versions
•Supported Hardware Platforms
Overview of the Cisco Driver Installer Utility
The Cisco Driver Installer utility enables you to install or update drivers for all Cisco supported devices. This utility is available on the Cisco UCS Server Configuration Utility (SCU) 2.1 release CD.
The Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the utility lists all the Cisco supported device drivers that are installed in the server. It lists the installed driver version and the most recent driver version that is available. The Action column lists the action that you can take on each device driver. The value displayed can be either Install, Update, or Force Update. The Action column displays the value Install when no driver is installed for a device. The Action column displays the value Update when a more recent version of a driver is available. The Action column displays the value Forced Update when the version of the driver that is installed and most recently available version is the same, or when the installed driver version is more recent than what is available. Based on the values displayed in the Action column, you can install the driver updates. You can install the updates individually on each driver, or you can select all the drivers and initiate an update.
By using this utility, you can install updates for the drivers either from a CD, from the network or from http://www.cisco.com. For a few device drivers, you might have to restart the server for the most recent changes to take effect. In such instances, you are prompted to decide whether or not you would like to restart the system immediately for the changes to take effect. Until you restart your system, the most recent driver updates will not be used.
Supported Operating Systems and Versions
The Cisco Driver Installer utility supports the following operating systems:
•Microsoft Windows 2003 x86 SP2
•Microsoft Windows 2003 x86 SP2 R2
•Microsoft Windows 2003 x64 SP2
•Microsoft Windows 2003 x64 SP2 R2
•Microsoft Windows 2008 x64
•Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 x64
•Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
Supported Hardware Platforms
The Cisco Driver Installer utility is supported on the following hardware platforms:
•Cisco UCS C200 Series
•Cisco UCS C200 M2 (SFF)
•Cisco UCS C210 Series
•Cisco UCS C250 Series
•Cisco UCS C460 Series (supported only with Microsoft Windows 2008)