Cisco UCS Manager

Cisco UCS™ Manager, release 3.1 provides unified, embedded management of all software and hardware components of the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS) across multiple chassis, Cisco UCS servers, and thousands of virtual machines. Cisco UCS Manager manages Cisco UCS as a single entity through an intuitive GUI, a command-line interface (CLI), or an XML API for comprehensive access to all Cisco UCS Manager functions. For more information on Cisco UCS Manager, see Cisco UCS Manager on Cisco.com.

This document contains information on new features, resolved caveats, open caveats, and workarounds for Cisco UCS Manager, Release 3.1. This document also includes the following:

  • Current information that became available after the technical documentation was published

  • Related firmware and BIOSes on blade, rack and modular servers and other Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) components associated with the release

Revision History

Release

Date

Description

3.1(1e)

January 20, 2016

Created release notes for Cisco UCS Manager, Release 3.1(1e).

January 22, 2016

Updated Cisco UCS Central integration requirements.

February 15, 2016

Updated release notes to include support for Cisco UCS 420 M4 on Cisco UCS Mini.

March 9, 2016

Updated release notes to include support for 3.8TB 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD. Added CSCuy46062 to 3.1(1e) Behavior Changes and Known Limitations.

May 18, 2018

Updated the Resolved Caveats for Release 3.1(1e) with CSCun07367.

May 28, 2018

Updated the Open Caveats for Release 3.1(1e) with CSCvj59299, CSCvj59301, CSCvj54880, CSCvj54847, CSCvj54187, and their Software Advisory.

3.1(1g)

March 31, 2016

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(1g).

April 05, 2016

Updated release notes to include support for UCS-IOM-2304 on Cisco UCS Chassis N20-C6508.

April 18, 2016

Updated release notes for key ring modulus size support. Updated list of power supplies for Cisco UCS FIs.

3.1(1h)

May 20, 2016

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(1h).

May 24, 2016

Added CSCuz74973 to the Open Caveats for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(1e).

June 14, 2016

Updated the versions for the first bundle affected in the Open Caveats section for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(1e).

June 17, 2016

Corrected a note regarding UCS-ML-1X324RU-G and UCS-ML-1X644RU-G support.

June 20, 2016

Corrected a note regarding UCS-ML-1X324RV-A and UCS-ML-1X644RV-A support.

June 21, 2016

Added section for Cisco UCS Mini support.

3.1(1k)

August 29, 2016

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(1k).

3.1(2b)

September 17, 2016

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(2b).

September 19, 2016

Added CSCvb35827 to the Open Caveats for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(2b).

September 22, 2016

Added CSCvz91263 to the Security Fixes section.

September 26, 2016

Added CSCvb44879 to the Open Caveats section for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(2b).

September 27, 2016

Updated New Software Features for 3.1(2b) section for VXLAN support.

October 13, 2016

Added CSCuy13596 to the Resolved Caveats section for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(2b).

May 18, 2018

Updated the Resolved Caveats for Release 3.1(2b) with CSCun07367.

3.1(2c)

October 7, 2016

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(2c).

3.1(2e)

November 23, 2016

Updated release notes for Catalog Release 3.1.2e.T.

3.1(2e)

December 23, 2016

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(2e).

3.1(1l)

January 26, 2017

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(1l).

3.1(2f)

February 28, 2017

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(2f).

3.1(2g)

April 19, 2017

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(2g).

3.1(3a)

April 27, 2017

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(3a).

May 02, 2017

Removed CSCvd71484 from the Resolved Caveats section for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(3a).

3.1(2h)

June 29, 2017

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(2h).

3.1(3b)

June 29, 2017

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(3b).

3.1(3c)

July 24, 2017

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(3c).

3.1(3d)

October 13, 2017

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(3d).

3.1(3e)

November 29, 2017

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(3e).

December 4, 2017

Updated the Upgrade and Downgrade Guidelines section for the minimum supported S3260 release.

3.1(3f)

March 21, 2018

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(3f).

3.1(3h)

May 14, 2018

Updated release notes for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(3h).

3.1(3a)

June 25, 2018

Added CSCvf32853 to the Open Caveats

section for Cisco UCS Software Release 3.1(3a).

Top Reasons to Move to Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1

Here are the top reasons to move to Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1:

  • Support for new hardware, including UCS 6332 Series Fabric Interconnects, S3260 storage servers, Secure Encrypted Drives, and numerous peripherals.

  • Support for HTML5 user interface.

  • Support for HTML5 KVM client to facilitate improved management of KVM.

  • Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3) is the patch point for the Cisco UCS Manager 3.1 release train.

New Features in Release 3.1

Cisco UCS Manager, release 3.1 is a unified software release for all supported UCS hardware platforms. The release adds support for HTML5 interface in addition to the Java interface, both of which are available across all platforms.


Note

Beginning with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3a), the Cisco UCS Manager GUI is no longer available as a Java-based application.


New Hardware Features

New Software Features

New Hardware in Release 3.1(3f)

Support for the following drives:

  • UCS-HD300G10K12G

  • UCS-HD600G10K12G

  • UCS-HD1T7K12G

  • UCS-HD2T7K12G

  • UCS-HD12T7KL6GHA

  • UCS-HD12T7KL4KHM

  • UCS-HD8T7KL4KSM

  • UCS-HD10T7KL4KSM

  • UCS-HY480GIS3-EP

  • UCS-HY19TIS3-EP

  • UCS-S3260-HD12T

  • UCS-S3260-HD12TR

  • UCS-SD400GH3-EP

  • UCS-SD800GH3-EP

  • UCS-SD16TH3-EP

  • UCS-SD32TH3-EP

  • UCS-SD38TBIS6-EV

  • UCS-SD480GBIS6-EV

  • UCS-SD960GBIS6-EV

  • UCS-SD480GIS3-EP

  • UCS-SD960GIS3-EP

  • UCS-SD19TIS3-EP

  • UCS-S3260-3SSD4

  • UCS-S3260-3SSD8

  • UCS-S3260-3SSD16

  • UCS-S3260-3SSD32

  • UCS-S3260-NVM48

  • UCS-S3260-NVM416

  • UCS-S3260-NVM432

  • UCS-S3260-NVM464

New Hardware in Release 3.1(3d)

  • Support for the following drives:

    • UCS-HD8T7KL6GA

    • UCS-HD10T7KL6GA

    • UCS-S3260-G3SD24

    • UCS-S3260-G3SD48

    • UCS-S3260-G3SD160

    • UCS-HY400GSAS3-EP

    • UCS-HY800GSAS3-EP

    • UCS-HY16TSAS3-EP

    • UCS-SD240GBKS4-EB

    • UCS-SD120GBKS4-EB

    • UCS-SD480GBKS4-EB

    • UCS-SD16TBKS4-EB

  • Support for the following NVMe drives:

    • UCSC-NVMEM4-H800

    • UCSC-NVMEM4-H1600

    • UCSC-NVME-H32003

    • UCSC-NVME-H64003

    • UCSC-NVME-H76801

New Hardware in Release 3.1(3a)

  • Support for Second RAID Controller in the IO Expander on Cisco UCS S3260 (UCS-C3K-M4RAID)

  • Support for Dual HBA Controller on Cisco UCS S3260 (UCS-S3260-DHBA)

  • Support for the following Qlogic adapters:

    • Support for Qlogic QLE2742 dual-port 32G FC (UCSC-PCIE-QD32GF)

    • Support for Qlogic QLE2562 dual-port 8G FC (N2XX-AQPCI05)

    • Inventory support for Qlogic QLE2672 dual-port 16G FC (UCSC-PCIE-Q2672)


      Note

      Only inventory support, not management support.


  • Support for the following Emulex adapters:

    • Support for Emulex LPe32002 dual-port 32G FC (UCSC-PCIE-BD32GF)

    • Support for Emulex LPe32001 single-port 32G (UCSC-PCIE-BS32GF)

    • Support for Emulex LPe16002 dual-port 16G (UCSC-PCIE-E16002)

    • Support for Emulex LPe12002 dual-port 8G (N2XX-AEPCI05)

  • Support for Intel X550 dual-port 10GBase-T adapter (UCSC-PCIE-ID10GC)

  • Support for the following NVIDIA GPUs:

    • Support for NVIDIA M10 32GB GPU (UCSC-GPU-M10)

    • Support for NVIDIA P100 16GB GPU (UCSC-GPU-P100-16G)

    • Support for NVIDIA P100 12GB GPU (UCSC-GPU-P100-12G)

  • Support for AMD Firepro S7150x2 16GB GPU (UCSC-GPU-7150x2)

New Hardware in Release 3.1(2e)

Support for the following CPUs:

  • UCS-CPU-E52699AE

  • UCS-CPU-E78894E

Support for the following new drives:

  • UCS-SD480GBKS-EV

  • UCS-SD19TBKSS-EV

New Hardware in Release 3.1(2b)

  • Cisco UCS Manager support for the Cisco UCS S3260 system—The Cisco UCS S3260 is a modular, dense storage rack server with dual server nodes, optimized for large data sets used in environments such as big data, cloud, object storage, and content delivery. The Cisco UCS S3260 system is designed to operate in a standalone environment and, starting with Cisco UCS Manager 3.1(2b), as part of the Cisco Unified Computing System with Cisco UCS Manager integration. Cisco UCS C3260 Server Integration with Cisco UCS Manager, Release 3.1 provides detailed information.

  • Cisco UCS B260 and B460 M4 shipping with Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4800 v4 and E7-8800 v4 series CPUs

  • Cisco UCS Mini support introduced for Cisco UCS B260 and B460 M4

  • Cisco UCS B420 M4 shipping with Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 v4 series CPUs

  • Cisco UCS C460 M4 shipping with Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8800 v4 series CPUs

  • Support for the following CPUs:

    • UCS-CPU-E5-4610E

    • UCS-CPU-E5-4620E

    • UCS-CPU-E5-4627E

    • UCS-CPU-E5-4640E

    • UCS-CPU-E5-4650E

    • UCS-CPU-E5-4655E

    • UCS-CPU-E5-4660E

    • UCS-CPU-E5-4667E

    • UCS-CPU-E5-4669E

    • UCS-CPU-E52650E

    • UCS-CPU-E74809E

    • UCS-CPU-E74820E

    • UCS-CPU-E74830E

    • UCS-CPU-E74850E

    • UCS-CPU-E78860E

    • UCS-CPU-E78867E

    • UCS-CPU-E78870E

    • UCS-CPU-E78880E

    • UCS-CPU-E78890E

    • UCS-CPU-E78891E

    • UCS-CPU-E78893E

  • Support for the following Intel® NIC adapters:

    • UCSC-PCIE-IQ10GF

    • UCSC-PCIE-ID10GF

    • UCSC-PCIE-ID40GF

  • Support for the following new NVMe-based PCIe storage options:

    • HGST HH-HL PCIe cards for all Cisco UCS M4 rack servers:

      • Cisco UCS (SN150) HH-HL 1900 GB NVMe-based PCIe SSD (UCSC-F-H19001)

      • Cisco UCS (SN150) HH-HL 3800 GB NVMe-based PCIe SSD (UCSC-F-H38001)

    • Intel HH-HL PCIe cards for all Cisco UCS M4 rack servers:

      • Cisco UCS (P3700) HH-HL 800 GB NVMe-based PCIe SSD (UCSC-F-I80010)

      • Cisco UCS (P3700) HH-HL 1600 GB NVMe-based PCIe SSD (UCSC-F-I160010)

      • Cisco UCS (P3600) HH-HL 2000 GB NVMe-based PCIe SSD (UCSC-F-I20003)

    • HGST 2.5” PCIe SSDs for all Cisco UCS M4 rack servers:

      • Cisco UCS (SN100) 2.5” 3800 GB NVMe-based PCIe SSD (UCS-PCI25-38001)

    • Intel 2.5” PCIe SSD for Cisco UCS B200 M4 blade servers and all Cisco UCS M4 rack servers:

      • Cisco UCS (P3700) 2.5” 400 GB NVMe-based PCIe SSD (UCS-PCI25-40010)

      • Cisco UCS (P3600) 2.5” 800 GB NVMe-based PCIe SSD (UCS-PCI25-8003)

      • Cisco UCS (P3700) 2.5” 800 GB NVMe-based PCIe SSD (UCS-PCI25-80010)

      • Cisco UCS (P3600) 2.5” 1600 GB NVMe-based PCIe SSD (UCS-PCI25-16003)

  • Support for 4K format disk drives as bootable drives on blade servers with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2b) and later versions.

  • Support for a 10 TB 512e disk drive (UCS-HD10T7KEM). 512e drives are 4K disk drives that can emulate a block size of 512 bytes to maintain compatibility with legacy computing components.

  • SAS HBA management support for the following:

    • Cisco UCS SAS 9300-8e 12Gb/s SAS HBA (Pass-through ) (UCSC-SAS9300-8e)

    • Cisco 12G Modular SAS HBA (Pass-through) (UCSC-SAS12GHBA) on Cisco UCS C220 M4 and C240 M4 servers

    • Cisco 12G Modular SAS HBA (Pass-through) (UCSC-PSAS12GHBA) on Cisco UCS C220 M4 and C240 M4 servers

  • Support for NVIDIA GPU M60 adapter on Cisco UCS C460 M4 servers

  • Support for Magma Expander on Cisco UCS C460 M4 servers

  • Support for the following SED drives:

    • SFF—2.5” HDD:

      • UCS-HD300G10K9 300GB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD (SED)

      • UCS-HD600G15K9 600GB 12G SAS 15K RPM SFF HDD (SED)

      • UCS-HD12G10K9 1.2 TB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD (SED)

      • UCS-HD18G10K9 1.8TB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD (4K,SED)

    • LFF—3.5” HDD:

      • UCS-HD600G15CK9 600GB 12G SAS 15K PM LFF HDD (SED)

      • UCS-HD4TBK9 4TB SAS 7.2K RPM LFF SED HDD

      • UCS-HD4T12GK9 4TB 12G SAS 7.2K RPM LFF HDD (SED)

      • UCS-HD6T12GAK9 6TB 7.2K RPM LFF HDD (4K, SED)

    • SFF—2.5” SSD:

      • UCS-SD400GBK9 400GB Enterprise Perf 12G SAS SFF SED SSD

      • UCS-SD400GBEK9 400GB Enterprise Perf SAS SFF SSD (10X FWPD, SED)

      • UCS-SD800GBEK9 800GB Enterprise Perf SAS SFF SSD (10X FWPD, SED)

      • UCS-SD16TBEK9 1.6TB Enterprise Perf SAS SFF SSD (10XFWPD, SED)

      • UCS-SD600GBE3K9 600GB Enterprise Perf SATA SFF SSD (3X FWPD, SED)

      • UCS-SD120GBE1K9 120GB Ent Value SFF SSD (SATA) (1X FWPD, SED)

      • UCS-SD480GBE1K9 480GB Enterprise Value SATA SFF SSD (1XFWPD, SED)

      • UCS-SD960GBE1K9 960GB Enterprise Value SATA SFF SSD (1X FWPD, SED)

    • LFF—3.5” SSD:

      • UCS-SD400GBCK9 400GB Enterprise Perf SAS LFF SSD (10X FWPD, SED)

      • UCS-SD800GBCK9 800GB Enterprise Perf SAS LFF SSD (10X FWPD, SED)

  • Cisco UCS 6300 switches

  • Cisco UCS M-Series servers are no longer supported with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2b) and later releases.

New Hardware in Release 3.1(1g)

  • Cisco UCS B200 M4, C220 and C240 servers shipping with Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v4 series CPUs.

  • Support for Emulex adapter (UCSC-PCIE-E14102B).

  • Support for the following CPUs for Cisco UCS B200 M4, C220 M4, and C240 M4 servers:

    • UCS-CPU-E52699E

    • UCS-CPU-E52698E

    • UCS-CPU-E52697AE

    • UCS-CPU-E52697E

    • UCS-CPU-E52695E

    • UCS-CPU-E52690E

    • UCS-CPU-E52683E

    • UCS-CPU-E52680E

    • UCS-CPU-E52667E

    • UCS-CPU-E52660E

    • UCS-CPU-E52658E

    • UCS-CPU-E52650E

    • UCS-CPU-E52650LE

    • UCS-CPU-E52640E

    • UCS-CPU-E52637E

    • UCS-CPU-E52630E

    • UCS-CPU-E52630LE

    • UCS-CPU-E52623E

    • UCS-CPU-E52637E

    • UCS-CPU-E52620E

    • UCS-CPU-E52609E

Please see the software advisory for this release.

New Hardware in Release 3.1(1e)

3rd Generation Fabric Interconnects

  • Support for 3rd Generation Fabric Interconnects (UCS 6332 FI, UCS 6332–16UP FI) and UCS IOM 2304

  • Support for Cisco Nexus 2348UPQ FEX

  • Support for 3rd Generation Cisco VIC 1385 in Cisco UCS Manager

  • Support for 3rd Generation VIC 1387 (40G PCIe/mLOM VIC Adapter)

Servers, Cartridge and Peripherals

  • Support for CSB-MEZ-INT8955 on B200-M4

  • Support for UCSB-GPU-M6 (Tesla) on B200-M4


    Note

    Certain NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units (GPU) do not support Error Correcting Code (ECC) and vGPU together. Cisco recommends that you refer to the release notes published by NVIDIA for the respective GPU to know whether it supports ECC and vGPU together.


  • Support fo PCIe SSD on B200 M4

  • Support for LSI 9286CV-8e RAID Controller ( UCS-RAID9286CV-8E )

  • Support for M-Series Broadwell DE/LGA Compute Cartridges

  • Support for UCS Mini Secondary Chassis

  • Support for QLogic QLE8442 10Gb Dual port 10GBaseT network adapter

  • Support for QLogic QLE8442 10Gb Dual port SFP+ network adapter

  • Support for NVIDIA GPU M60 adapter on Cisco UCS C240 M4 servers


    Note

    Certain NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units (GPU) do not support Error Correcting Code (ECC) and vGPU together. Cisco recommends that you refer to the release notes published by NVIDIA for the respective GPU to know whether it supports ECC and vGPU together.


  • Support for additional Fusion IO adapters

  • Support for Cisco UCS C240 NEBS Rack Server

  • Support for VIC 1385 network adapter

  • Support for VIC 1387 network adapter

  • Support for 3.8TB 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD (UCS-SD38TBKS4-EV)

New Software Features in Release 3.1(3f)

Feature Enhancements
  • TPM 2.0 Firmware Update Capability—A new platform BIOS in the UCS Manager 3.1(3f) patch release fixes the security vulnerability with TPM 2.0 (CVE-2017-15361) for Cisco Unified Computing M4 and M5 servers.

New Software Features in Release 3.1(3c)

Feature Enhancements
  • Cisco HyperFlex Support for SED Security Policies and KMIP—Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) have a special hardware that encrypts incoming data and decrypts outgoing data in real-time. A media encryption key controls this encryption and decryption. SEDs need to be locked by providing a security key identifier and a security key. The security key is used to encrypt the media encryption key. You can configure security keys locally, or remotely using a KMIP server. In this release, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series servers support SED security policies and KMIP. The SED security policies and KMIP configuration must be performed only through the Cisco HyperFlex HX Connect user interface.

New Software Features in Release 3.1(3a)

Scale Improvements
  • The number of active VLANs per Cisco UCS domain was increased to 3000 for Cisco UCS 6332 fabric interconnects.

  • The number of appliance ports per fabric interconnect was increased to 16 for Cisco UCS 6200 and UCS 6332 fabric interconnects.

  • The number of primary VLANs supported in a PVLAN domain was increased from 50 to 150 for Cisco UCS 6200 Series fabric interconnects. The ratio of secondary VLANs to primary VLANs was increased from 30:1 to 200:1 for Cisco UCS 6200 Series fabric interconnects.

Feature Enhancements
  • Integrated Server Diagnostics—The Cisco UCS Manager diagnostics tool enables you to verify the health of the hardware components on your servers. It also provides a variety of tests to exercise and stress the various hardware subsystems on the servers, such as memory and CPU.

  • Light Weight Upgrades—Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3) introduces light weight upgrades, which delivers security updates for infrastructure and server components through a common service pack bundle. In some cases, UCS Manager service packs may be applied to the UCS fabric interconnects (infrastructure A bundle) without involving a UCS fabric interconnect reboot.

  • S3260 Rebranding—Beginning with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3), Cisco UCS C3260/C3X60 is renamed to Cisco UCS S3260. You may still see certain components in the system labeled as C3260/C3X60. For this release, the terms S3260 and C3260/C3X60 are used interchangeably. Both, S3260 and C3260/C3X60, refer to the same hardware component.

  • Server SIOC Connectivity functionality—A Cisco UCS S3260 system now supports Server SIOC Connectivity functionality. Using this functionality, you can configure the data path through both the primary and auxiliary SIOCs when the chassis has a single server and dual-SIOC setup.

  • Second RAID Controller and Dual HBA Controller—Cisco UCS S3260 systems support the following:

    • Second RAID controller in the optional I/O expander module

    • Dual HBA Controller

    In a Cisco UCS S3260 system, both servers should have either dual RAID controllers or dual HBA controllers. Different controller types in servers are not supported.

  • SED Security Policies and KMIP Support—Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) have a special hardware that encrypts incoming data and decrypts outgoing data in real-time. A media encryption key controls this encryption and decryption. SEDs need to be locked by providing a security key identifier and a security key. The security key is used to encrypt the media encryption key. You can configure security keys locally, or remotely using a KMIP server. In this release, Cisco UCS Manager supports SEDs on Cisco UCS C-Series and S-Series servers.

  • Smart SSD—Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3) introduces support for monitoring SSD health. This feature provides statistical information about various SSD properties. For each property, a minimum, maximum, and average value is recorded and displayed. This feature also allows you to provide a threshold limit for each property.

  • Automatic Configuration of FI-Server Ports—Starting with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3a), you can use a policy and configure the Fabric Interconnect to automatically change unconfigured ports to server ports when a UCS server is directly attached to the Fabric Interconnect.

  • Fabric Evacuation with Auto Install—Starting with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3), you can use fabric evacuation during Auto Install. If you use fabric evacuation with Auto Install, and fabric evacuation was enabled on the fabric interconnect before Auto Install, fabric evacuation is disabled after Auto Install is complete.

  • Custom User Label—Service Profiles now have a custom label field that is visible to the operating system or hypervisor running on the server through the SMBIOS asset tag field.

  • HTML5 KVM User Interface Support—Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3) introduces the redesigned HTML5 user interface to facilitate improved management of KVM. HTML5 KVM is only for M3 servers and onwards running Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3). M3 rack servers support HTML5 KVM in Cisco UCS Manager-managed mode only. The minimum Web browser version required for HTML5 KVM is Chrome 45, Firefox 45, IE 11, Opera 35, and Safari 9. For best results, use the latest browser version.

  • Power Transaction Enhancement—The Power Transaction Log was added which logs the last five server power transitions, the power transition source timestamp of the latest power transition, and the count of the last consecutive server power transitions from the same source.

  • VXLAN Offload—VXLAN with Receive Side-Scaling (RSS) stateless offload is supported on VIC adapters 1340, 1380, 1385, 1387, and SIOC on Cisco UCS C3260 for RHEL 7.0, CENTOS 7.0, SLES 12 SP2 and later releases. VXLAN offload is not supported for IPv6.

  • Board Aggregation Role—The Board Aggregation Role is a new feature added to identify the master and slave slots. This only applies to Cisco UCS B460 M4 blade servers.

  • Hardware Change Discovery Policy—This policy configures Cisco UCS Manager behavior when a hardware component changes. When Cisco UCS Manager detects any change in the server hardware component, a critical “hardware inventory mismatch” fault is raised. You must acknowledge the server to clear the fault and complete the hardware inventory. After you have acknowledged the server, deep discovery and deep association is triggered.

  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems Extended Support—This release supports further integration of Cisco HyperFlex Systems with Cisco UCS Manager through improved setup capabilities for HyperFlex Systems with Cisco UCS. HyperFlex Systems add support for the following Cisco UCS Manager features:

    • Automatic Configuration of FI-Server Ports—Enables you to automatically configure the fabric interconnect server ports.

    • SED Security Policies—Enables you to configure local security keys for Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs).

  • Cisco UCS Manager Database Health Monitoring—Cisco UCS Manager provides proactive health check and recovery mechanisms to improve the integrity of the Cisco UCS Manager database. These mechanisms enable active monitoring of the database health.

  • Graphics Card Policies—You can now create a graphics card policy and configure the various modes for the graphics card.

  • VLAN Groups in vNIC Templates—You can select VLAN groups in addition to any individual VLAN, while creating a vNIC template.

  • Virtual Volume Support—Virtual volume support is now supported for ESXi 5.5 and higher.

  • Disk Group Policy Enhancement—With this disk group policy enhancement, you can now include JBOD drives in a disk group policy to create LUNs.

New Software Features in Release 3.1(2b)

  • Chassis Profile and Chassis Firmware Pack—Cisco UCS Manager now supports chassis profiles and chassis firmware packs to update the chassis components in Cisco UCS S3260 systems.

  • Disk Zoning—You can assign chassis level storage disk drives to the server nodes in a Cisco UCS S3260 system by using disk zoning policy.

  • Factory Reset of Servers—Cisco UCS Manager enables you to reset a server to its factory settings. By default, the factory reset operation affects only the BIOS and not the storage drives and FlexFlash drives. This is to prevent any loss of data. However, you can choose to reset these devices to a known state as well.

  • Chassis Management Controller (CMC) Secure Boot—Cisco UCS Manager enables support of CMC secure boot for Cisco UCS S3260 systems. When CMC secure boot is enabled, only Cisco-signed firmware images can be installed and run on the CMC.

  • vNIC Redundancy Pair—Supports two vNICs/vHBAs that are being configured with a common set of parameters through the vNIC/vHBA template pair. This prevents the configuration between two vNICs/vHBAs from going out of sync. Multiple vNIC/vHBA pairs can be created from the same vNIC/vHBA template pair.

  • VXLAN with Receive Side-Scaling (RSS) Support for ESX 6.x—Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2b) now supports VXLAN with RSS stateless offload on VIC adapters 1340, 1380, 1385, 1387, and the SIOCs on Cisco UCS S3260 for ESXi 6.0 and later releases. VXLAN offload is not supported for IPv6.
  • Consistent Device Naming (CDN) support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux—CDN support has been expanded to include Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.X and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.X.

  • Host Firmware Package Enhancement—Local disk firmware is excluded from the host firmware package by default.

  • SAS Expander Support—Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2b) and later releases support direct firmware upgrade and downgrade on SAS expanders for Cisco UCS C240, C220, and C460 M4 servers.

  • B-Series and C-Series Server Firmware Bundle Enhancement – In releases earlier than Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2b), firmware for endpoints that were common to both the B-Series and C-Series server software bundles was available only in the B-Series server software bundle. Starting with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2b), the firmware for these common endpoints is available in both the B-Series and C-Series server software bundles. With this enhancement, customers using only C-series servers need not download the B-Series server firmware bundle anymore.


    Note

    Selecting only one of B-Series or C-Series package versions while using auto-install may impact the endpoints that are common to both blade and rack mount servers. To selectively update only blade or rack mount servers, select the appropriate firmware packages and review the impacted endpoints to ensure that there are no unexpected firmware changes or server reboots.


  • Power Management Enhancements—Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2b) introduces the following enhancements:

    • Power management support for Cisco UCS C220 M4 and C240 M4 rack servers.

    • Power group support for Fabric Interconnects and Fabric Extenders.

  • Cisco usNIC—Libfabric support for Cisco usNIC in Open MPI. To benefit from Cisco usNIC, your applications must use the Message Passing Interface(MPI), or Libfabric interface instead of sockets or other communication APIs.

  • FC Zones Enhancement—Support for creating and deleting user-defined FC zones and FC zone profiles.

  • Ability to perform Cisco UCS Manager initial configuration without console connectivity based on DHCP lease availability.

  • Multicast Hardware Hash—In a port channel, by default, ingress multicast traffic on any port in the fabric interconnect selects a particular link between the IOM and the fabric interconnect to egress the traffic. To reduce potential issues with the bandwidth, and to provide effective load balancing of the ingress multicast traffic, hardware hashing is used for multicast traffic. When multicast hardware hashing is enabled, all links between the IOM and the fabric interconnect in a port channel can be used for multicast traffic.

  • Preserving the following properties during backup or import operations:

    • User-defined labels for Chassis, FEX, Rack Servers, IOMs and Blade Servers

    • Assigned IDs for Chassis, FEX and Rack Servers

  • NVMe PCIe SSD Inventory—Cisco UCS Manager discovers, identifies, and displays the inventory of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) SSD storage devices. You can view the health of the storage devices in the server. NVMe with PCIe SSD storage devices reduce latency, increase input/output operations per second (IOPS), and lower power consumption compared to SAS or SATA SSDs.


    Note

    Hot insertion and removal of NVMe SSD are not supported.

    NVMe boot is not supported from Cisco UCS Manager.


  • Support for 160 LDAP Group Maps—Cisco UCS Manager now supports a maximum of 160 LDAP group maps.

  • Power Synchronization between Servers and Their Associated Service Profiles —Cisco UCS Manager includes a global (default) power sync policy to synchronize the power state between the associated service profiles and the servers when the desired power state of the service profile differs from the actual power state of the server.

  • Graceful Shutdown—When you acknowledge a server reboot using the graceful shut down options or a change in the service profile that requires the server reboot, Cisco UCS Manager waits until the time specified time in the maintenance policy before performing a hard shut down.

  • HA Version Holder Replacement—You can now specify preferred HA version holders. When you trigger a reelection of version holders, these new preferred HA devices are selected first.


    Note

    HA version holder replacement is not supported on Cisco UCS Mini.


  • FNIC tunables now has two new options that are available for fibre channel adapter policies for Windows environments.

    • IO Retry Timeout—This option adjusts the IO retry timeout after a pending command expires on a network device.

    • LUN Queue Depth—This setting adjusts the initial queue depth for all LUNs on the adapter.

  • HTML 5 Interface User Interface Improvements—Introduced the redesigned Cisco UCS Manager HTML 5 user interface to facilitate improved management of the Cisco UCS Manager ecosystem.

  • Out of Band Disk Inventory for SAS HBA—Cisco UCS now supports out-of-band inventory of disks connected to a SAS HBA 12G storage controller.

  • Drive Sled Based PID Determination—A drive sled, which is provided with a disk drive, is the electrical and mechanical contact of the disk with the slot. A PID is assigned to this combination of disk drive and sled. Disk slots for rack servers are different from the disk slots for Cisco UCS S3260 systems. Therefore, the same disk will have different drive sleds for rack servers and Cisco UCS S3260 systems, and, during inventory, will display different PIDs based on the server where it is found.

  • Cisco UCS Manager 3.1(2) introduces the capability to detect and alert users to issues relating to 40Gb link quality.


  • Attention

    Starting with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2b), Cisco UCS Manager no longer supports management of Cisco UCS M-Series servers.


New Software Features in Release 3.1(1e)

Unified release for all UCS platforms
  • Cisco UCS 6332 and 6332-16UP fabric interconnect with B-Series and C-Series Servers

Software Enablement for New Hardware (Listed in the New hardware section)
Scale improvements
  • 128 LDAP group support

  • Cisco UCS Mini network scale improvements including support for a second UCS Chassis in a UCS Mini deployment

Feature Enhancements
  • HTML5 user interface support for UCS 6332, UCS 6332 16UP, UCS 6248UP and UCS 6296UP and UCS 6324 fabric interconnects. This includes search option that enables you to search for entities in the system from this location. Using this search option, you can perform Create, List and View actions.

  • The option to exclude components has been added to Host Firmware Packages.

  • Maintenance Policy provides a On Next Boot option

  • Firmware upgrade checks the VIF/interface status after the fabric interconnect upgrade

  • Locator LED support for server hard-disks

  • Provision to reset peer IOM modules to factory defaults

  • Provision to suppress VIF down alert (code: F0283) when server OS is shutdown or server is powered off

  • Prevent firmware upgrade if unsupported or deprecated hardware components are in the Cisco UCS hardware configuration

  • Enhanced Health Monitoring includes low kernel memory and parity errors

  • Enhanced Power Capping across all platforms includes power supply redundancy method for 220 V (Watts) and 110 V (Watts), power management during Power ON operations

  • WellsBurg PCH support in Cisco UCS Manager

  • vnic template CDN feature enhancement

  • Cisco SSL FOM 4.1 version support (replacing open SSL)

  • Common criteria compliance and FIPS compliance certification

  • CSDL vulnerability and PSIRT fixes

  • SHA-2 certificate support has been added

Deprecated Hardware, Software, and Third Party Adapters Support in Cisco UCS Manager

Deprecated Hardware

Starting with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3a), Cisco UCS Manager does not support the hardware listed in the following table:

Table 1. Deprecated hardware from Release 3.1(3a)

Hardware Type

Product

Adapters - Blade Servers

UCSB-MEZ-ELX-03

UCSB-MEZ-QLG-03

N20-AE0102

N20-AQ0102

Blade Servers

B250 M2 (N20-B6625-2)

Starting with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2b), Cisco UCS Manager does not support the hardware listed in the following table:

Table 2. Deprecated hardware from Release 3.1(2b)

Hardware Type

Product

Chassis

UCSME-4308 modular chassis

Cartridges

UCSME-M142

UCSME-1414

UCSME-2814

Starting with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(1e), Cisco UCS Manager does not support the hardware listed in the following table:

Table 3. Deprecated hardware from Release 3.1(1e)

Hardware Type

Product

Fabric Interconnects

UCS 6120 (N10-S6100)

UCS 6140 (N10-S6200)

IO Modules

2104 FEX (N20-I6584)

Blade Servers

B200 M1 (N20-B6620-1)

B250 M1 (N20-B6620-2)

B230 M1 (N20-B6730-1)

B440 M1 (N20-B6740-2)

Adapters

E M71KR-E (N20-AE0002)

Q M71KR-Q (N20-AQ0002)

Intel 82598KR (N20-AI0002)

M81KR (N20-AC0002)

Broadcom M51KR-B BCM 57711 Mezz (N20-AB0002)

Rack Mount Servers

C210 M2 (R210-2121605W)

C460 M2 (UCSC-BASE-M2-C460)

C200 M2 (UCSC-BSE-SFF-C200)

C250 M2 (R250-2480805W)

C260 M2 (C260-BASE-2646)

C420 M3

Adapters - Rack Servers

N2XX-ACPCI01

Cisco UCS CNA M61KR-I Intel (N20-AI0102)

Broadcom 57711 Dual Port (N2XX-ABPCI02)

Cisco UCS P81E VIC (N2XX-ACPCI01)

Emulex OneConnect OCe10102-F (N2XX-AEPCI01)

Qlogic QLE 8152-CNA (N2XX-AQPCI01)


Important

Before you upgrade to Cisco UCS Manager, Release 3.1, you must decommission and remove all deprecated hardware from your system. If you have any deprecated hardware in your system, the infrastructure upgrade fails and rolls back to earlier release.

Make sure to follow recommended upgrade guidelines in the Cisco UCS Manager Firmware Management Guide, Release 3.1, from Cisco UCS Manager Configuration Guides.


Deprecated Software

Cisco UCS Manager Java GUI—Beginning with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3a), the Cisco UCS Manager GUI is no longer available as a Java-based application.

VM-FEX— Release 3.1(1e) does not support ESXi configuration on VM FEX. However, support has been added from Release 3.1(1g).

Deprecated Third Party Adapters

Table 4. Third party adapter support for Cisco UCS FI 6200, 6332, 6332-16UP, and 6324 series

Adapter

Release

Support for Cisco UCS FI 6200 Series

Support for Cisco UCS FI 6332, 6332-16UP, and Cisco UCS 6324

UCSC-PCIE-ID10GF

3.1(2b)

Yes

Yes

UCSC-PCIE-ID40GF

3.1(2b)

Yes

UCSC-PCIE-IQ10GF

3.1(2b)

UCSB-MEZ-QLG-03

3.1(1g)

Yes

UCSB-MEZ-ELX-03

3.1(1g)

Yes

N20-AQ0102

3.1(1g)

Yes

N20-AE0102

3.1(1g)

Yes

Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco UCS C-Series Release Compatibility Matrix for C-Series Rack-Mount Servers

Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers are managed by built-in standalone software— Cisco Integrated Management Controller(Cisco IMC). However, when a C-Series Rack-Mount Server is integrated with Cisco UCS Manager, the Cisco IMC does not manage the server anymore.

Each Cisco UCS Manager release incorporates its corresponding C-Series Standalone release and some previous C-Series standalone releases. For example, Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(1) is integrated with C-Series Standalone Release 2.0(10) for C220 and C240 M4 servers, and Release 2.0(9) for all other M3 and M4 servers. Hence, it supports all the M4 and M3 servers supported by C-Series Standalone releases. The Internal Dependencies section provides a detailed list of servers supported by Cisco UCS Manager.

The following table lists the Cisco UCS Manager and C-Series software standalone releases for C-Series Rack-Mount Servers:

Table 5. Cisco UCS Manager and C-Series Software releases for C-Series Servers

Cisco UCS Manager Release

C-Series Standalone Release Included

C-Series Servers Supported by the C-Series Standalone Releases

3.1(3f) - 3.1(3h)

3.0(4)

All M3/M41

3.1(3a) - 3.1(3e)

3.0(3)

All M3/M42

3.1(2)

2.0(13)

All M3/M4

3.1(1)

2.0(10)

C220 M4, C240 M4 only

2.0(9)

All other M3/M4

2.2(8)

2.0(12)

C460 M4 only

2.0(10)

C220 M4, C240 M4 only

1.5(9)

C420-M3, C260-M2, C460-M2 only

2.0(9)

For all other M3/M4

2.2(7)

2.0(10)

C220 M4, C420 M4 only

1.5(8)

C420 M3, C260 M2, C460 M2 only

2.0(8)

For all other M3/M4

2.2(6)

1.5(8)

C420 M3, C260 M2, C460 M2 only

2.0(8)

For all other M3/M4

2.2(5)

1.5(7)

C420 M3, C260 M2, C460 M2 only

2.0(6)

For all other M3/M4

2.2(4)

1.5(7)

C420 M3, C260 M2, C460 M2 only

2.0(4)

For all other M3/M4

2.2(3)

1.5(7)

C420 M3, C260 M2, C460 M2 only

2.0(3)

For all other M3/M4

1 Except for C420 M3(deprecated)
2 Except for C420 M3(deprecated)

Cisco UCS Mini Support

The following feature introduced in Cisco UCS Manager, Release 3.1(2b) is not supported on Cisco UCS Mini:

  • HA Version Holder Replacement

The following features for Cisco UCS Mini are not supported in Cisco UCS Manager, Release 3.1(1e) and later releases:

  • Traffic Monitoring Session for SAN

  • MAC Security

  • Private VLAN

  • VXLAN

  • NVGRE

  • usNIC

  • VLAN Compression

System Requirements

Cisco UCS Manager and KVM Launch Manager GUI are available only as HTML5-based applications. You can launch the KVM console from the Cisco UCS Manager GUI or KVM Launch Manager GUI as a Java application or an HTML5-based application.

The Java-based KVM client requires Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.7.x or higher.


Important

Beginning with Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3a), the Cisco UCS Manager GUI is no longer available as a Java-based application.


Cisco UCS Central Integration

Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1 can only be registered with Cisco UCS Central, Release 1. 4 or higher.

Supported Operating Systems

Operating System

Minimum Required Memory

Microsoft Windows 7 or higher

8.0 GB

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 or higher for M3 servers

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher for M4 servers

8.0 GB

Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

8.0 GB

Supported Web Browsers

Cisco UCS Manager GUI

Web Browsers

HTML5

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher

Mozilla Firefox 45 or higher

Google Chrome 45 or higher

Apple Safari version 9 or higher

Opera version 35 or higher

Cross-Version Firmware Support

The Cisco UCS Manager A bundle software (Cisco UCS Manager, Cisco NX-OS, IOM and FEX firmware) can be mixed with previous B or C bundle releases on the servers (host firmware [FW], BIOS, Cisco IMC, adapter FW and drivers).

The following table lists the mixed A, B, and C bundle versions that are supported on Cisco UCS 6200 and 6300 fabric interconnects:

Table 6. Mixed Cisco UCS Releases Supported on Cisco UCS 6200 and 6300 Fabric Interconnects

Infrastructure Versions (A Bundles)

Host FW Versions (B or C Bundles)

2.2(1)

2.2(2)

2.2(3)

2.2(4)

2.2(5)

2.2(6)

2.2(7)

2.2(8)

3.1(1)

3.1(2)

3.1(3)

2.2(1)

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

2.2(2)

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

2.2(3)

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

2.2(4)

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

2.2(5)

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

2.2(6)

6200¹

6200¹

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

2.2(7)

6200¹

6200¹

6200¹

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

2.2(8)

6200¹

6200¹

6200¹

6200

6200

6200

6200

6200

3.1(1)

6200,6332, 6332-16UP

6200,6332, 6332-16UP

6200,6332, 6332-16UP

3.1(2)

6200,6332, 6332-16UP

6200,6332, 6332-16UP

6200,6332, 6332-16UP

3.1(3)

6200,6332, 6332-16UP

6200,6332, 6332-16UP

6200,6332, 6332-16UP

3 Beginning with Cisco UCS Manager Release 2.2(4), and for M4 servers, a lower version of the infrastructure A bundle will be compatible with the previous version and higher version of B and C server bundles. For example, the Cisco UCS Manager Release 2.2(4)A bundle will be supported with any of the following B bundles for B200-M4 servers: 2.1(1)B, 2.1(2)B, 2.1(3)B, 2.2(1)B, 2.2(2)B, 2.2(3)B, 2.2(4)B, 2.2(5)B, 2.2(6)B, 2.2(7)B.
Note 

For M1, M2, M3 servers, only N, N-1 cross-version firmware is supported. For example, for B200 M3 servers, the 2.2(4)A bundle will be supported with 2.1(1)B, 2.1(2)B, 2.1(3)B, 2.2(1)B, 2.2(2)B, 2.2(3)B, and 2.2(4)B bundles).

The following table lists the mixed A, B, and C bundle versions that are supported on Cisco UCS Mini fabric interconnects:

Table 7. Mixed Cisco UCS Releases Supported on Cisco UCS Mini Fabric Interconnects

Infrastructure Versions (A Bundles)

Host FW Versions (B or C Bundles)

3.0(1)

3.0(2)

3.1(1)

3.1(2)

3.1(3)

3.0(1)

6324

6324

6324

6324

6324

3.0(2)

6324

6324

6324

6324

3.1(1)

6324

6324

6324

3.1(2)

6324

6324

6324

3.1(3)

6324

6324

6324

The following table lists the mixed B, C bundles that are supported on all platforms with 3.1 bundle:

Table 8. Mixed B, C, M Bundles Supported on All Platforms with the 3.1(1)A Bundle

Infrastructure Versions (A Bundles)

Host FW Versions (B, C, or M Bundles)

3.1(1)

6200

6300

6324

ucs-k9-bundle-infra. 3.1.x.xxx.A.bin ucs-6300-k9-bundle-infra. 3.1.x.xxx.A.bin ucs-mini-k9-bundle-infra. 3.1.x.xxx.A.bin

2.2(1), 2.2(2), 2.2(3), 2.2(4), 2.2(5), 2.2(6)

(B, C Bundles)

Yes

2.2(7), 2.2(8)

(B, C Bundles)

Yes

Yes

2.5(1), 2.5(2)

(M Bundle)

Yes

3.0(1), 3.0(2)

(B, C Bundles)

Yes

3.1(1), 3.1(2), 3.1(3)

(B, C Bundles)

Yes

Yes

Yes

3.1(1) (M Bundle)

Yes

Table 9. Mixed B, C Bundles Supported on All Platforms with the 3.1(2)A Bundle

Infrastructure Versions (A Bundles)

Host FW Versions (B, C Bundles)

3.1(2)

6200

6300

6324

ucs-k9-bundle-infra. 3.1.x.xxx.A.bin ucs-6300-k9-bundle-infra. 3.1.x.xxx.A.bin ucs-mini-k9-bundle-infra. 3.1.x.xxx.A.bin

2.2(1), 2.2(2), 2.2(3), 2.2(4), 2.2(5), 2.2(6)

(B, C Bundles)

Yes

2.2(7), 2.2(8)

(B, C Bundles)

Yes

Yes

3.0(1), 3.0(2)

(B, C Bundles)

Yes

3.1(1), 3.1(2), 3.1(3)

(B, C Bundles)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Table 10. Mixed B, C Bundles Supported on All Platforms with the 3.1(3)A Bundle

Infrastructure Versions (A Bundles)

Host FW Versions (B, C Bundles)

3.1(3)

6200

6300

6324

ucs-k9-bundle-infra. 3.1.x.xxx.A.bin ucs-6300-k9-bundle-infra. 3.1.x.xxx.A.bin ucs-mini-k9-bundle-infra. 3.1.x.xxx.A.bin

2.2(1), 2.2(2), 2.2(3), 2.2(4), 2.2(5), 2.2(6)

(B, C Bundles)

Yes

2.2(7), 2.2(8)

(B, C Bundles)

Yes

Yes

3.0(1), 3.0(2)

(B, C Bundles)

Yes

3.1(1), 3.1(2), 3.1(3)

(B, C Bundles)

Yes

Yes

Yes


Important

If you implement cross-version firmware, you must ensure that the configurations for the Cisco UCS domain are supported by the firmware version on the server endpoints.


Minimum Bundle Version Requirements for Cisco UCS Manager Features

The following Cisco UCS Manager 3.1 features require the specified minimum B,C bundle version to perform expected operations:

Table 11. Minimum Bundle Version Requirements for Cisco UCS Manager Features

Feature

Bundle version

Maintenance Policy provides a On Next Boot option

3.1(1e)

Enhanced Health Monitoring includes low kernel memory and parity errors

3.1(1e)

Enhanced Power Capping across all platforms includes power supply redundancy method for 220 V (Watts) and 110 V (Watts), power management during Power ON operations

3.1(1e)

Locator LED support for server hard-disks

3.1(1e)

Internal Dependencies

The following sections provide information on the interdependencies between Cisco UCS hardware and versions of Cisco UCS Manager.

  • Version dependencies for Server FRU items such as DIMMs depend on the server type.

  • Chassis items such as fans and power supplies work with all versions of Cisco UCS Manager.

6200 Series and 6332 Fabric Interconnects and Components

Blade Servers


Note

In a mixed firmware configuration, we recommend that the minimum server bundle corresponds to the Minimum Software Version. The infrastructure must be at or above the Minimum Software Version.


Table 12. Minimum Host Firmware Versions for Blade Servers

Servers

Minimum Software Version

UCS 6200 Series FI

Minimum Software Version

UCS 6332, 6332-16UP FI

Minimum Software Version

UCS 6332, 6332-16UPFI

Recommended Software Version

UCS 6200 Series FI

UCS 6332, 6332-16UP FI

UCS-IOM-2204

UCS-IOM-2208

UCS-IOM-2204

UCS-IOM-2208

UCS-IOM-2304

UCS-IOM-2204

UCS-IOM-2208

UCS-IOM-2304

B22 M3 E5-2400

B22 M3 E5-2400 v2

2.2(1b)

2.2(2e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

B200 M2

2.2(2e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

B200 M3 E5-2600

B200 M3 E5-2600 v2

2.2(1b)

2.2(2e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

B200 M4

2.2(3a)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

B230 M2

2.2(1b)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

B260 M4 E7-2800 v2

B260 M4 E7-4800 v2

B260 M4 E7-8800 v2

B260 M4 E7-4800 v3

B260 M4 E7-8800 v3

2.2(2e)

2.2(2e)

2.2(2e)

2.2(5d)

2.2(5d)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

B260 M4 E7-4800 v4

B260 M4 E7-8800 v4

2.2(8b)

2.2(8b)

3.1(2b)

3.1(2b)

3.1(2b)

3.1(2b)

3.1(3h)

B420 M3 E5-4600

B420 M3 E5-4600 v2

2.2(1b)

2.2(2e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

B440 M2

2.2(1b)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

B420 M4 E5-4600 v3

B420 M4 E5-4600 v4

2.2(5d)

2.2(8b)

3.1(1e)

3.1(2b)

3.1(1e)

3.1(2b)

3.1(3h)

3.1(3h)

B460 M4 E7-4800 v2

B460 M4 E7-8800 v2

B460 M4 E7-4800 v3

B460 M4 E7-8800 v3

2.2(2e)

2.2(2e)

2.2(5d)

2.2(5d)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

B460 M4 E7-4800 v4

B460 M4 E7-8800 v4

2.2(8b)

2.2(8b)

3.1(2b)

3.1(2b)

3.1(2b)

3.1(3h)

Rack Servers

Table 13. Minimum Host Firmware Versions for Rack Servers

Servers

Minimum Software Version

UCS 6200 Series FI

Minimum Software Version

UCS 6332, 6332-16UP

Minimum Software Version

UCS 6332, 6332-16UP

Recommended Software Version

UCS 6200 Series FI

UCS 6332, 6332-16UP FI

UCS-IOM-2204

UCS-IOM-2208

UCS-IOM-2204

UCS-IOM-2208

UCS-IOM-2304

UCS-IOM-2204

UCS-IOM-2208

UCS-IOM-2304

C22 M3 and M3L

2.2(1b)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

C24 M3, M3L, and M3S2

2.2(1b)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

C220 M3

2.2(1b)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

C220 M4

2.2(3h)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

C240 M3

2.2(1b)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

C240 M4

2.2(3h)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

C460 M4 E7-2800 v2

C460 M4 E7-4800 v2

C460 M4 E7-8800 v2

C460 M4 E7-4800 v3

C460 M4 E7-8800 v3

2.2(2e)

2.2(2e)

2.2(2e)

2.2(5d)

2.2(5d)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

C460 M4 E7-8800 v4

2.2(8b)

3.1(2b)

3.1(2b)

3.1(3h)

Adapters

Table 14. Minimum Software Versions for Adapters

Adapters

Minimum Software Version

UCS 6200 Series FI

Minimum Software Version

UCS 6332, 6332-16UP

Minimum Software Version

UCS 6332, 6332-16UP

Recommended Software Version

UCS 6200 Series FI

UCS 6332, 6332-16UP FI

UCS-IOM-2204

UCS-IOM-2208

UCS-IOM-2204

UCS-IOM-2208

UCS-IOM-2304

UCS-IOM-2204

UCS-IOM-2208

UCS-IOM-2304

UCSC-PCIE-C40Q-03

UCSC-MLOM-C40Q-03

2.2(7b)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCS-VIC-M82-8P

UCSB-MLOM-40G-01

UCSB-MLOM-PT-01

2.2(1b)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCSB-MLOM-40G-03

UCSB-VIC-M83-8P

UCSC-MLOM-CSC-02

2.2(3a)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCSC-PCIE-CSC-02

2.2(1b)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCSC-F-FIO-1000MP

UCSC-F-FIO-1300MP

UCSC-F-FIO-2600MP

UCSC-F-FIO-5200MP

2.2(3a)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCSB-FIO-1600MS

UCSB-FIO-1300MS

2.2(3a)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCSC-INVADER-3108

UCSC-NYTRO-200GB

2.2(3a)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCSC-MLOM-C10T-02

UCSC-PCIE-C10T-02

UCSC-F-FIO-785M

UCSC-F-FIO-365M

UCSC-F-FIO-1205M

UCSC-F-FIO-3000M

UCSC-F-FIO1000PS

UCSC-F-FIO1300PS

UCSC-F-FIO2600PS

UCSC-F-FIO5200PS

UCSC-F-FIO-6400SS

UCSC-F-FIO-3200SS

2.2(4b)

3.1(1e)

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCS-MEZ-QLG-03

UCSB-MEZ-ELX-03

N20-AQ0102

N20-AE0102

2.2(3a)

3.1(3h)

4

UCS-PCIE-E14102B

2.2(7b)

3.1(3h)

UCSC-PCIE-IQ10GF

UCSC-PCIE-ID10GF

UCSC-PCIE-ID40GF

3.1(2b)

3.1(3h)

UCSC-F-I80010

UCSC-F-I12003

UCSC-F-I160010

UCSC-F-I20003

UCS-PCI25-40010

UCS-PCI25-8003

UCS-PCI25-80010

UCS-PCI25-16003

UCSC-F-H19001

UCSC-F-H38001

UCS-SDHPCIE800GB

UCS-SDHPCIE16TB

UCS-PCI25-38001

3.1(2b)

3.1(3h)

UCSC-PCIE-QD32GF

N2XX-AQPCI05

UCSC-PCIE-Q2672

UCSC-PCIE-BD32GF

UCSC-PCIE-BS32GF

UCSC-PCIE-E16002

N2XX-AEPCI05

UCSC-PCIE-ID10GC

3.1(3a)

3.1(3h)

4 Support for UCS 6200 Series FI only.

Other Hardware

We recommend that you use the latest software version for all Chassis, Fabric Interconnects, Fabric Extenders, Expansion Modules and Power Supplies. To determine the minimum software version for your mixed environment, see Cross-Version Firmware Support. The following is the list of other supported hardware:

Table 15. Supported Hardware for UCS 6332, UCS 6332-16UP Fabric Interconnects

Type

Details

Chassis

UCS-S3260

N20–C6508

UCSB-5108-DC

UCSB-5108-AC2

UCSB-5108-DC2

UCSB-5108-HVDC

Fabric Interconnects

UCS 6332UP

UCS 6332-16UP

Fabric Extenders

UCS 2208XP

UCS 2204XP

Cisco Nexus 2232PP

Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E

UCS-IOM-2304

Cisco Nexus 2348UPQ

Power Supplies

UCSB-PSU-2500HVDC

UCSB-PSU-2500DC48

UCSC-PSU-930WDC

UCSC-PSU2V2-930WDC

UCSC-PSUV2-1050DC

UCSC-PSU1-770W

UCSC-PSU1-1050W

UCSC-PSU2-1400

UCSC-PSU2V2-1400W

UCSC-PSU2V2-650W

UCSC-PSU2V2-1200W

UCSB-PSU-2500ACPL

UCSB-PSU-2500ACDV

N20-PAC5-2500W


Note

The 40G backplane setting is not applicable for 22xx IOMs.


Table 16. Supported Hardware for UCS 6200 Fabric Interconnects

Type

Details

Chassis

UCS-S3260

N20–C6508

UCSB-5108-DC

UCSB-5108-AC2

UCSB-5108-DC2

UCSB-5108-HVDC

Fabric Interconnects

UCS 6248UP

UCS 6296UP

Fabric Extenders

UCS 2208XP

UCS 2204XP

Cisco Nexus 2232PP

Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E

Expansion Modules

UCS-FI-E16UP

Power Supplies

UCSB-PSU-2500HVDC

UCSB-PSU-25004DC48

UCSC-PSU-930WDC

UCSC-PSU2V2-930WDC

UCSC-PSUV2-1050DC

UCSC-PSU1-770W

UCSC-PSU1-1050W

UCSC-PSU2-1400

UCSC-PSU2V2-1400W

UCSC-PSU2V2-650W

UCSC-PSU2V2-1200W

UCSB-PSU-2500ACPL

UCSB-PSU-2500ACDV

N20-PAC5-2500W

GB Connector Modules

The following is the list of Gb connector modules and supported cables:

Table 17. Supported Cables for GB Connector Modules

GB Connector Modules

Cables

40-GB for UCS 6300 Series Fabric Interconnects

CVR-QSFP-SFP10G

QSFP-40G-CSR4

QSFP-40G-LR4

QSFP-40G-LR4-S

QSFP-40G-SR-BD

QSFP-40G-SR4

QSFP-40G-SR4-S

QSFP-4SFP10G-CU1M

QSFP-4SFP10G-CU3M

QSFP-4SFP10G-CU5M

QSFP-4X10G-AC10M

QSFP-4X10G-AC7M

QSFP-4X10G-AOC10M

QSFP-4X10G-AOC1M

QSFP-4X10G-AOC2M

QSFP-4X10G-AOC3M

QSFP-4X10G-AOC5M

QSFP-4X10G-AOC7M

QSFP-H40G-ACU10M

QSFP-H40G-ACU7M

QSFP-H40G-AOC10M

QSFP-H40G-AOC15M

QSFP-H40G-AOC1M

QSFP-H40G-AOC2M

QSFP-H40G-AOC3M

QSFP-H40G-AOC5M

QSFP-H40G-AOC7M

QSFP-H40G-CU1M

QSFP-H40G-CU3M

QSFP-H40G-CU5M

16-GB

DS-SFP-FC16G-LW

DS-SFP-FC16G-SW

10-GB

SFP-10G-SR

SFP-10G-LR

SFP-H10GB-CU1M

SFP-H10GB-CU3M

SFP-H10GB-CU5M

SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

SFP-H10GB-ACU10M

FET-10G

5SFP-10G-AOC1M

SFP-10G-AOC2M

SFP-10G-AOC3M

SFP-10G-AOC5M

SFP-10G-AOC7M

SFP-10G-AOC10M

8-GB (FC Expansion Module N10-E0060)

DS-SFP-FC8G-SW

DS-SFP-FC8G-LW

4-GB (FC Expansion Module N10-E0080)

DS-SFP-FC4G-SW

DS-SFP-FC4G-LW

1-GB

GLC-TE

GLC-T (V03 or higher)

GLC-SX-MM

GLC-LH-SM

5 Cisco 1225, 1227, and 1285 VIC cards are not supported with SFP-10G-AOC cables. SFP-10G-AOC cables are only supported for Cisco 1385 and 1387 VIC cards.

Cisco UCS Mini and Components

UCS Mini Supported Chassis

Chassis

Minimum Software Version

Recommended Software Version

UCSB-5108-AC2

3.0(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCSB-5108-DC2

3.0(2c)

3.1(3h)

UCS Mini Supported Blade and Rack Servers

Servers

Minimum Software Version

Recommended Software Version

B200 M3

3.0(1d)

3.1(3h)

B200 M4

3.0(2c)

3.1(3h)

B260 M4

3.1(2b)

3.1(3h)

B420 M3

3.0(2c)

3.1(3h)

B420 M4

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

B460 M4

3.1(2b)

3.1(3h)

B22 M3

3.0(2c)

3.1(3h)

C220 M3

3.0(1d)

3.1(3h)

C240 M3

3.0(1d)

3.1(3h)

C220 M4

3.0(2c)

3.1(3h)

C240 M4

3.0(2c)

3.1(3h)

UCS Mini Supported Adapters

Adapters

Minimum Software Version

Recommended Software Version

UCSC-PCIE-C40Q-03

UCSC-MLOM-C40Q-03

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCS-VIC-M82-8P

UCSB-MLOM-40G-01

UCSB-MLOM-PT-01

3.0(1d)

3.1(3h)

UCSB-MLOM-40G-03

UCSB-VIC-M83P-8P

UCSC-MLOM-CSC-02

3.0(2c)

3.1(3h)

UCSC-PCIE-CSC-02

3.0(1d)

3.1(3h)

UCS Mini Supported Fabric Interconnects

Fabric Interconnects

Minimum Software Version

Recommended Software Version

Cisco UCS 6324

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCS Mini Supported Fabric Extenders for Secondary Chassis

Fabric Extenders

Minimum Software Version

Recommended Software Version

UCS 2204 XP

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCS 2208 XP

3.1(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCS Mini Supported Power Supplies

Power Supplies

Minimum Software Version

Recommended Software Version

UCSB-PSU-2500ACDV

UCSB-PSU-2500DC48

UCSC-PSU-930WDC

UCSC-PSU2V2-930WDC

UCSC-PSUV2-1050DC

UCSC-PSU1-770W

UCSC-PSU2-1400

UCSC-PSU2V2-1400W

UCSC-PSU2V2-650W

UCSC-PSU2V2-1200W

3.0(1e)

3.1(3h)

UCS Mini Supported Gb Connector Modules

We recommend that you use the current software version for Gb port speed connections. The following is the list of Gb connector modules and supported cables:

Gb Connector Modules

Cables

40-GB

QSFP-4SFP10G-CU1M

QSFP-4SFP10G-CU3M

QSFP-4SFP10G-CU5M

QSFP-4X10G-AC7M

QSFP-4X10G-AC10M

QSFP-4X10G-AOC1M

QSFP-4X10G-AOC2M

QSFP-4X10G-AOC3M

QSFP-4X10G-AOC5M

QSFP-4X10G-AOC7M

QSFP-4X10G-AOC10M

10-GB

SFP-10G-LR

SFP-10G-LR-X

SFP-10G-SR

SFP-10G-SR-X

SFP-H10GB-CU1M

SFP-H10GB-CU3M

SFP-H10GB-CU5M

SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

SFP-H10GB-ACU10M

SFP-10G-AOC1M

SFP-10G-AOC3M

SFP-10G-AOC5M

SFP-10G-AOC7M

SFP-10G-AOC10M

8-GB

DS-SFP-FC8G-SW

DS-SFP-FC8G-LW

4-GB

DS-SFP-FC4G-SW

DS-SFP-FC4G-LW

1-GB

GLC-GE-T

GLC-LH-SM

GLC-SX-MM

GLC-T (V03 or higher)

Modular Server and Components

The tables list the minimum server bundle recommended for this hardware in a mixed firmware configuration, assuming the infrastructure is at the recommended software version.


Important

Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2) and later releases do not support Cisco UCS M-Series Servers.


Chassis

Recommended minimum software versions do not consider mixed environments. To determine the minimum software version for your mixed environment, refer to “Cross-Version Firmware Support”.

Chassis

Minimum Software Version

Recommended Software Version

UCSME-4308

2.5(1a)

3.1(1l)

Cartridges

To use a specific cartridge, Cisco UCS Manager, CMC, and the shared adapter must be upgraded to the recommended minimum software version for that cartridge.

Cartridges

Minimum Software Version

Recommended Software Version

UCSME-142-M4

2.5(1a)

3.1(1l)

UCSME-2814

2.5(2b)

3.1(1l)

UCSME-1414

2.5(2b)

3.1(1l)

Fabric Interconnect

Fabric Interconnect

Minimum Software Version

Recommended Software Version

UCS 6248UP

2.5(1a)

3.1(1l)

UCS 6296UP

2.5(1a)

3.1(1l)


Note

Cisco UCS 6332 and UCS 6332-16UP Fabric Interconnects support is not available for Cisco M-Series Modular Servers.

Power Supply

Power Supply

Minimum Software Version

Recommended Software Version

UCSC-PSU2-1400W

2.5(1a)

3.1(1l)

UCSC-PSU2V2-1400W

2.5(2b)

3.1(1l)

Capability Catalog

The Cisco UCS Manager Capability Catalog is a set of tunable parameters, strings, and rules. Cisco UCS uses the catalog to update the display and configurability of components such as newly qualified DIMMs and disk drives for servers.

The Capability Catalog is embedded in Cisco UCS Manager, but at times it is also released as a single image file to make updates easier.

The following table lists the PIDs added in this release and maps UCS software releases to the corresponding Capability Catalog file.

Table 18. Version Mapping

UCS Release

Catalog File Name

PIDs

3.1(1e)

ucs-catalog.3.1.1e.T.bin

Blade GPU: UCSB-GPU-M6

GPU M60 adapter: UCSC-GPU-K80

Note 

Certain NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units (GPU) do not support Error Correcting Code (ECC) and vGPU together. Cisco recommends that you refer to the release notes published by NVIDIA for the respective GPU to know whether it supports ECC and vGPU together.

Crypto Card: CSB-MEZ-INT8955

C240M4 NEBS SKU: UCSC-C240-M4SNEBS

NVME SSD Drives:

  • UCS-SDHPCIE800GB

Qlogic network adapters:

  • UCSC-PCIE-QNICBT

  • UCSC-PCIE-QNICSFP

Cisco UCS VIC adapters:

  • UCSC-PCIE-C40Q-03

  • UCSC-MLOM-C40Q-03

SX350 Fusion IO adaptor:

  • UCSC-F-S32002

  • UCSC-F-S13002

  • UCSC-F-S16002

  • UCSC-F-S64002

Compute Cartridge:

  • UCSME-142L1-M5

  • UCSME-142L2-M5

  • UCSME-142M1-M5

  • UCSME-142M2-M5

  • UCSME-1414L1-M5

  • UCSME-1414L2-M5

  • UCSME-1414M1-M5

  • UCSME-1414M2-M5

3.1(1g)

ucs-catalog.3.1.1g.T.bin

Cisco UCS B200 M4, C220 M4, and C240 M4 CPUs

  • UCS-CPU-E52699E

  • UCS-CPU-E52698E

  • UCS-CPU-E52697AE

  • UCS-CPU-E52697E

  • UCS-CPU-E52695E

  • UCS-CPU-E52690E

  • UCS-CPU-E52683E

  • UCS-CPU-E52680E

  • UCS-CPU-E52667E

  • UCS-CPU-E52660E

  • UCS-CPU-E52658E

  • UCS-CPU-E52650E

  • UCS-CPU-E52650LE

  • UCS-CPU-E52640E

  • UCS-CPU-E52637E

  • UCS-CPU-E52630E

  • UCS-CPU-E52630LE

  • UCS-CPU-E52623E

  • UCS-CPU-E52637E

  • UCS-CPU-E52620E

  • UCS-CPU-E52609E

NVME SSD Drives

  • UCS-SDHPCIE1600GB

    6

Memory

  • UCS-ML-1X324RU-A

  • UCS-ML-1X644RU-A

  • UCS-MR-1X081RV-A

  • UCS-MR-1X161RV-A

  • UCS-MR-1X322RV-A

  • UCS-ML-1X324RV-A

    Note 

    Requires Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(1h) or later releases for Cisco UCS B-Series servers.

  • UCS-ML-1X644RV-A

    Note 

    Requires Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(1h) or later releases for Cisco UCS B-Series servers.

Drives

  • UCS-SD400GBK9

  • UCS-HD1T7KL12G

  • UCS-HD2T7KL12G

  • UCS-HD4T7KL12G

  • UCS-HD2T7KL6GA

  • UCS-HD10T7KL4K

  • UCS-HD4TBK9

  • A03-D300GA2

  • A03-D600GA2

  • UCS-HDD900GI2F106

  • UCS-SD16TBKS4-EV

3.1(1h)

ucs-catalog.3.1.1h.T.bin

Drives

  • UCS-SD480GBKS4-EV

3.1(1k)

3.1(1l)

3.1(2b)

ucs-catalog.3.1.2b.T.bin

Network Adaptors

  • UCSC-C3260-SIOC

  • UCSC-PCIE-ID10GF

  • UCSC-PCIE-ID40GF

  • UCSC-PCIE-IQ10GF

CPUs

  • UCS-CPU-E5-4610E

  • UCS-CPU-E5-4620E

  • UCS-CPU-E5-4627E

  • UCS-CPU-E5-4640E

  • UCS-CPU-E5-4650E

  • UCS-CPU-E5-4655E

  • UCS-CPU-E5-4660E

  • UCS-CPU-E5-4667E

  • UCS-CPU-E5-4669E

  • UCS-CPU-E52650E

  • UCS-CPU-E74809E

  • UCS-CPU-E74820E

  • UCS-CPU-E74830E

  • UCS-CPU-E74850E

  • UCS-CPU-E78860E

  • UCS-CPU-E78867E

  • UCS-CPU-E78870E

  • UCS-CPU-E78880E

  • UCS-CPU-E78890E

  • UCS-CPU-E78891E

  • UCS-CPU-E78893E

Memory

  • UCS-ML-1X324RU-A

  • UCS-ML-1X324RU-G

  • UCS-ML-1X324RV-A

  • UCS-ML-1X644RU-G

  • UCS-MR-1X081RU-G

  • UCS-MR-1X082RZ-A

  • UCS-MR-1X161RV-A

  • UCS-MR-1X161RV-G

  • UCS-MR-1X162RU-A

  • UCS-MR-1X162RU-G

  • UCS-MR-1X162RV-A

  • UCS-MR-1X162RY-A

  • UCS-MR-1X322RU-G

  • UCS-MR-1X322RV-A

  • UCS-MR-2X162RY-E

  • UCS-MU-1X082RY-F

Drives

  • A03-D300GA2

  • A03-D600GA2

  • A03-D600GA2

  • UCS-C3K-3XTSSD16

  • UCS-C3K-3XTSSD32

  • UCS-C3K-3XTSSD4

  • UCS-C3K-3XTSSD8

  • UCS-C3X60-G2SD12

  • UCS-C3X60-G2SD160

  • UCS-C3X60-G2SD48

  • UCS-HD10T7KEM

  • UCS-HD12G10K9

  • UCS-HD18G10K9

  • UCS-HD2T7KL12G

  • UCS-HD2T7KL6GA

  • UCS-HD300G10K9

  • UCS-HD4T12GK9

  • UCS-HD4T7KL12G

  • UCS-HD600G15K9

  • UCS-HD6T12GAK9

  • UCS-HD6T12GK9

  • UCS-HD6T7KEM

  • UCS-HD6T7KL4K

  • UCS-HD8T7KEM

  • UCS-HDD900GI2F106

  • UCS-SD120GBE1K9

  • UCS-SD16TB12S3-EP

  • UCS-SD16TBEK9

  • UCS-SD16TBKS4-EV

  • UCS-SD200G0KS2-EP

  • UCS-SD200G12S3-EP

  • UCS-SD400G0KS2-EP

  • UCS-SD400GBEK9

  • UCS-SD480G12S3-EP

  • UCS-SD480GBE1K9

  • UCS-SD600GBE3K9

  • UCS-SD800G0KHY-EP

  • UCS-SD800G0KS2-EP

  • UCS-SD800G12S3-EP

  • UCS-SD800G12S4-EP

  • UCS-SD800GBEK9

  • UCS-SD960GBE1K9

  • UCS-SDHPCIE800GB

  • UCSC-C3160-400SSD

Power Supply

  • UCSC-PSU1-1050W

  • UCSC-PSUV2-1050DC

Storage Controllers

  • UCS-C3K-M4RAID

  • UCS-PCI25-16003

  • UCS-PCI25-38001

  • UCS-PCI25-40010

  • UCS-PCI25-80010

  • UCS-PCI25-8003

  • UCSC-C3X60-HBA

  • UCSC-C3X60-R1GB

  • UCSC-C3X60-R4GB

  • UCSC-F-H19001

  • UCSC-F-H38001

  • UCSC-F-I12003

  • UCSC-F-I160010

  • UCSC-F-I20003

  • UCSC-F-I80010

  • UCSC-PSAS12GHBA

  • UCSC-SAS12GHBA

  • UCSC-SAS9300-8E

Server Platforms

  • HX240C-M4SX

  • HX220C-M4S

3.1(2c)

ucs-catalog.3.1.2e.T.bin

  • UCS-SD480GBKS-EV

  • UCS-SD19TBKSS-EV

3.1(2e)

ucs-catalog.3.1.2f.T.bin

CPU

  • UCS-CPU-E52699AE

  • UCS-CPU-E78894E

Server Platforms

  • HXAF220C-M4S (C220 M4)

  • HXAF240C-M4SX (C240 M4SX)

3.1(2f)

ucs-catalog.3.1.2i.T.bin

3.1(2g)

ucs-catalog.3.1.2j.T.bin

3.1(3a)

ucs-catalog.3.1.3a.T.bin

Qlogic adapters:

  • UCSC-PCIE-QD32GF

  • N2XX-AQPCI05

  • UCSC-PCIE-Q2672

Emulex adapters:

  • UCSC-PCIE-BD32GF

  • UCSC-PCIE-BS32GF

  • UCSC-PCIE-E16002

  • N2XX-AEPCI05

Intel adapter:

  • UCSC-PCIE-ID10GC

NVIDIA GPUs:

  • UCSC-GPU-M10

  • UCSC-GPU-P100-16G

  • UCSC-GPU-P100-12G

AMD Fire Pro GPU:

  • UCSC-GPU-7150x2

Second RAID Controller:

  • UCS-C3K-M4RAID

Dual HBA Controller

  • UCS-S3260-DHBA

Gb Connector Modules and Supported Cables:

  • GLC-TE

  • DS-SFP-FC16G-LW

3.1(2h)

ucs-catalog.3.1.2j.T.bin

3.1(3b)

ucs-catalog.3.1.3c.T.bin

3.1(3c)

3.1(3d)

ucs-catalog.3.1.3e.T.bin

Drives:

  • UCS-HD8T7KL6GA

  • UCS-HD10T7KL6GA

  • UCS-S3260-G3SD24

  • UCS-S3260-G3SD48

  • UCS-S3260-G3SD160

  • UCS-HY400GSAS3-EP

  • UCS-HY800GSAS3-EP

  • UCS-HY16TSAS3-EP

  • UCS-SD240GBKS4-EB

  • UCS-SD120GBKS4-EB

  • UCS-SD480GBKS4-EB

  • UCS-SD16TBKS4-EB

NVMe drives:

  • UCSC-NVMEM4-H800

  • UCSC-NVMEM4-H1600

  • UCSC-NVME-H32003

  • UCSC-NVME-H64003

  • UCSC-NVME-H76801

3.1(3e)

ucs-catalog.3.1.3j.T.bin

3.1(3f)

ucs-catalog.3.1.3m.T.bin

  • UCS-HD10T7KL4KSM

  • UCS-HD12T7KL4KHM

  • UCS-HD12T7KL6GHA

  • UCS-HD8T7KL4KSM

  • UCS-HY19TIS3-EP

  • UCS-HY480GIS3-EP

  • UCS-S3260-3SSD16

  • UCS-S3260-3SSD32

  • UCS-S3260-3SSD4

  • UCS-S3260-HD12T

  • UCS-S3260-HD12TR

  • UCS-S3260-NVM416

  • UCS-S3260-NVM432

  • UCS-S3260-NVM464

  • UCS-S3260-NVM48

  • UCS-SD16TH3-EP

  • UCS-SD19TIS3-EP

  • UCS-SD32TH3-EP

  • UCS-SD38TBIS6-EV

  • UCS-SD400GH3-EP

  • UCS-SD480GBIS6-EV

  • UCS-SD480GIS3-EP

  • UCS-SD800GH3-EP

  • UCS-SD960GBIS6-EV

  • UCS-SD960GIS3-EP

3.1(3h)

ucs-catalog.3.1.3n.T.bin

Drive:

  • UCS-S3260-TSD4K9

6

For 1.6 TB HGST NVME drives, when used with B200-M4 blade servers, the minimum required board controller version is 12, which is bundled with Cisco UCS Manager Release 2.2(7b)B and 3.1(1g)B.

Upgrade and Downgrade Guidelines

Make sure to review detailed upgrade, downgrade guidelines and recommendations in Cisco UCS Manager Firmware Management guide, Release 3.1 from here: Cisco UCS Manager Configuration Guides

The following are a few reminders before you plan your upgrade to Cisco UCS Manager, Release 3.1:

  • In a Cisco UCS domain with a Cisco UCS S3260 chassis, when you downgrade from Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2b) to earlier releases, ensure that you decommission the Cisco UCS S3260 chassis. This is because the Cisco UCS S3260 chassis is supported only by Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2b) and later releases.

    If you downgrade from Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(2b) to earlier releases without decommissioning the chassis, upgrade validation will fail and Cisco UCS Manager will prompt you to decommission the chassis before continuing with the downgrade operation.

  • Auto-firmware upgrade is not supported in two different fabric Interconnect types in same cluster.

  • When you download A bundle for your fabric Interconnect, you must download the correct A bundle specified for the fabric Interconnect type.

  • If you have any of the deprecated hardware in your environment, the system will prevent upgrade to Cisco UCS Manager 3.1. See Deprecated Hardware, Software, and Third Party Adapters Support in Cisco UCS Manager

  • You must disable SNMP before downgrading from Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1 to an earlier release, except in Cisco UCS Manager Release 2.2(6). The downgrade process does not begin until SNMP is disabled.

  • Once Compute Conn Policy is set to single-server-dual-sioc, you cannot downgrade Cisco UCS Manager to any release earlier than 3.1(3a). Similarly, Cisco UCS Manager prevents BMC, CMC, and BIOS downgrade to any release earlier than 3.1(3a).

  • If a Cisco UCS S3260 system has Dual HBA Controller then you cannot downgrade Cisco UCS Manager to any release earlier than 3.1(3a).

  • You cannot downgrade Cisco UCS Manager, BMC, CMC, and BIOS to any release earlier than 3.1(3a) depending on the number of disk zoned to the controllers:

    Controller Configuration

    Is Downgrade Possible?

    Two controllers in the server (one in optional I/O expander) or one controller in the server (in optional I/O expander) and at least one disk is zoned to the controller in the optional I/O expander.

    No

    Two controllers in the server (one in optional I/O expander) or one controller in the server (in optional I/O expander) and at least one disk is pre-provisioned to controller in the optional I/O expander.

    No

    Two controllers in the server (one in optional I/O expander) or one controller in the server (in any slot) and disk are not zoned or pre-prvosioned to the controller in optional I/O expander.

    Yes

Security Fixes

The following security issues are resolved:

Release

Defect ID

CVE

Description

3.1(3h)

CSCvh31576 

CSCvh51796

  • CVE-2017-5753

  • CVE-2017-5715

  • CVE-2017-5754

Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series M2 servers are based on Intel® Xeon® 5500, 5600, and Ex series processors that are vulnerable to variants of exploits that use CPU speculative processing and data cache timing to potentially identify privileged information. These exploits are collectively known as Spectre and Meltdown.

  • CVE-2017-5753 (Spectre/Variant 1) is addressed by applying relevant Operating System and Hypervisor patches from the appropriate vendors.

  • CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre/Variant 2) is addressed by applying the updated microcode included in the UCS Manager release as well as the relevant Operating System and Hypervisor patches from the appropriate vendors.

  • CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown) is addressed by applying the relevant Operating System patches from the appropriate vendors.

This release includes BIOS revisions for Cisco UCS M2 generation servers. These BIOS revisions include the updated microcode that is a required part of the mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre/Variant 2).

For more information, please see the Cisco Security Advisory at https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20180104-cpusidechannel.

3.1(3f)

CSCve59744

CVE-2017-15361

The vulnerability related to TPM 2.0 is addressed.

3.1(3f)

CSCvg97965, CSCvg97979, CSCvg98015

  • CVE-2017-5753

  • CVE-2017-5715

  • CVE-2017-5754

Cisco UCS and Hyperflex servers are based on Intel processors that are vulnerable to exploits that use CPU speculative processing and data cache timing to potentially identify privileged information. These exploits are collectively known as Spectre and Meltdown.

  • CVE-2017-5753 Spectre/Variant 1 – is addressed by applying relevant Operating System and Hypervisor patches from the appropriate vendors.

  • CVE-2017-5715 Spectre/Variant 2 – is addressed by applying the updated microcode included in the UCS Manager release as well as the relevant Operating System and Hypervisor patches from the appropriate vendors.

  • CVE-2017-5754 Meltdown – is addressed by applying the relevant Operating System patches from the appropriate vendors.

This release includes the BIOS revisions for Cisco UCS M3 and M4 and Hyperflex M4 generation servers that include the updated microcode that is a required part of the mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre/Variant 2).

For more information, please see the Cisco Security Advisory at https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20180104-cpusidechannel.

3.1(3a)

CSCvb48644

  • CVE-2016-2177

  • CVE-2016-2178

  • CVE-2016-2179

  • CVE-2016-2180

  • CVE-2016-2181

  • CVE-2016-2182

  • CVE-2016-2183

  • CVE-2016-6302

  • CVE-2016-6303

  • CVE-2016-6304

  • CVE-2016-6306

  • CVE-2016-7052

The latest CiscoSSL 6.1.188-fips (corresponding to OpenSSL 1.0.2k, and detailed in CSCvc94686) now automatically fixes the OpenSSL vulnerabilities identified by one or more of the Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) IDs listed.

3.1(2e)

CSCvb85544

CVE-2016-5195

The vulnerability for a race condition that existed in the memory manager of the Linux kernel has been fixed.

3.1(2b)

CSCuz91623

CVE-2016-6402

The vulnerability associated with insufficient sanitization of user supplied input at the CLI on Cisco UCS Manager and UCS 6200 Fabric Interconnects is resolved.

3.1(1l)

CSCvb85544

CVE-2016-5195

The vulnerability for a race condition that existed in the memory manager of the Linux kernel has been fixed.

3.1(1k)

CSCuz92668

CVE-2016-4957, CVE-2016-4953, CVE-2016-4954, CVE-2016-4955, CVE-2016-4956

Vulnerabilities related to NTPd are fixed.

3.1(1e)

CSCuj84274

CVE-2013-4786

The vulnerability in Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) on the Cisco Unified Computing System Series Platforms associated with unauthenticated access is resolved.

CSCut46044

CVE-2015-0291, CVE-2015-0204, CVE-2015-0290, CVE-2015-0207, CVE-2015-0286, CVE-2015-0208, CVE-2015-0287, CVE-2015-0289, CVE-2015-0292, CVE-2015-0293, CVE-2015-1787, CVE-2015-0285, CVE-2015-0288

Vulnerabilities related to OpenSSL are fixed.

CSCup58725

CVE-2007-6514, CVE-2007-1741, CVE-2007-1742, CVE-2007-1743, CVE-2008-0455, CVE-2008-0456, CVE-2006-4110, CVE-2013-6438, CVE-2014- 0098, CVE-2014-3470, CVE-2010-2054, CVE-2010-1937, CVE-2010-5298, CVE-2014-0076, CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014- 3470, CVE-2011-3389

Vulnerabilities associated with SBLIM-SFCB Multiple Buffer Overflow are fixed.

CSCux00285

CVE-2011-2898, CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7187, CVE-2014-6277, CVE-2011-0207, CVE-2012-0207, CVE-2011-4131, CVE-2014-2523, CVE-2012-3400, CVE-2012-1148, CVE-2011-4077, CVE-2012-0038, CVE-2014-4699, CVE-2014-0205, CVE-2013-1943, CVE-2012-4444, CVE-2012-2136, CVE-2012-0876, CVE-2014-1690, CVE-2011-4325, CVE-2012-2133, CVE-2013-4220, CVE-2012-1090, CVE-2012-2373, CVE-2012-2745, CVE-2011-3363, CVE-2012-1088, CVE-2012-1146

CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-3412, CVE-2012-3410, CVE-2012-3410, CVE-2012-4565, CVE-2012-5374, CVE-2013-0311, CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2011-1083, CVE-2011-3359, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2121, CVE-2012-2119, CVE-2012-3375, CVE-2012-4467, CVE-2009-3720, CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2013-1860, CVE-2012-0045, CVE-2013-1796, CVE-2012-3430, CVE-2012-2313, CVE-2012-4530, CVE-2012-1568, CVE-2012-5375

Security issues related to third party alerts are fixed.

Libfabric and Open MPI

Cisco usNIC support in the Libfabric and Open MPI open source packages is readily available from their community web sites (http://libfabric.org/ and http://www.open-mpi.org/, respectively).

Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(3) and later releases no longer include Open MPI binary packages. Future UCS software driver bundles distributed through the usual Cisco software channels may not include binaries for the libfabric packages. Cisco engineers continue to be active, core contributors in both the Libfabric and Open MPI communities, and will actively develop and support users through the usual community or commercial ISV support mechanisms (e.g., IBM Spectrum MPI).

Resolved Caveats

The resolved bugs for a release are accessible through the Cisco Bug Search Tool. This web-based tool provides you with access to the Cisco bug tracking system, which maintains up-to-date information about bugs and vulnerabilities in this product and other Cisco hardware and software products.


Note

You must have a Cisco.com account to log in and access the Cisco Bug Search Tool. If you do not have one, you can register for an account.


For more information about the Cisco Bug Search Tool, see the Bug Search Tool Help & FAQ.

Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(3h)

The following caveats are resolved in Release 3.1(3h):

Defect ID

Description

First Bundle Affected

Resolved in Release

CSCvh60861

In a UCS domain running Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.1(x) or 3.2(x) code with UCS B200 M2 or B250 M2 servers, using a Host Firmware Package to perform a BIOS firmware upgrade from Release 2.5(x) or earlier versions to Release 3.1(x) or later versions no longer fails.

3.2(2b)A 3.1(3h)A

Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(3f)

The following caveats are resolved in Release 3.1(3f)

Table 19. Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(3f)
Defect ID

Description

First Bundle Affected

Resolved in Release

CSCvb88279

Boot speeds are no longer slow when using a storage profile for pool LUNs on EMC VNX arrays.

3.1(2b)B

3.1(3f)B

CSCvh64120

DME no longer crashes after an upgrade to 3.1(3) or 3.2(2).

3.1(3a)A

3.1(3f)A

CSCvh22485

After a vMotion or virtual machine migration in a VMFEX setup, virtual machines were unable to receive broadcast or multicast packets, including ARP packets. The issue has been resolved.

2.2(8g)A

3.1(3f)A

CSCvg44307

Stale entries in IOM no longer cause a communication failure within the same VLAN and fabric interconnect.

2.2(4b)A

3.1(3f)A

CSCuw09993

ESXi no longer reports a fatal error while loading /s.v00 during the "Loading VMware Hypervisor" Screen.

2.2(3a)B

3.1(3f)B

CSCvh56396

mgmt0 IP now appears in the command "show ip interface brief vrf management" or "show run interface mgmt0" from connect nxos.

3.1(3e)A

3.1(3f)A

CSCve08388

A failure to update the local disk firmware image no longer occurs.

3.1(3c)A

3.1(3f)A

CSCve68431

UEFI Boot Parameters are now applied on B200 M3 and M4 servers with 3.1(2f).

3.1(2f)B

3.1(3f)B

CSCvf36433

Matrox G200e driver installation no longer produces an error on Windows 2016.

3.1(3a)C

3.1(3f)C

CSCvf50470

Cisco VIC adapter no longer displays an Exchange Allocation Failure and WQ Errors with fibre channel traffic.

3.1(3a)B

3.1(3f)B

CSCvf59328

TASK_SET_FULL SCSI response is no longer mishandled by FNIC.

1.6(0.25)

3.1(3f)B

CSCvg25428

Call Home Alert messages are no longer generated for weekly occurences of CIMC cores.

3.1(1h)C

3.1(3f)C

CSCvg99433

On UCS Mini, a fabric interconnect reboot no longer occurs from a QoS Buffer-Stuck error.

3.1(1e)A

3.1(3f)A

CSCvg98077

A TPM firmware update no longer fails if a UCS Manager event interrupts the process.

2.2(8i)B

3.1(3f)B

CSCvh07966

Firmware update no longer fails for Nvidia P100.

3.1(3d)C

3.1(3f)C

CSCvg88563

Both sockets of the Rack Server with UCSC-GPU-M60 now display the same firmware version.

3.1(3d)A

3.1(3f)A

Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(3e)

The following caveats are resolved in Release 3.1(3e)

Table 20. Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(3e)
Defect ID

Description

First Bundle Affected

Resolved in Release

CSCvf59328

The fNIC no longer reports DATA_CNT_MISMATCH when the TASK_SET_FULL SCSI command is received from the storage array.

3.1(1e)

3.1(3e)

CSCvf50470

Server no longer loses FC connectivity with the datastore.

3.1(3a)

3.1(3e)

Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(3d)

The following caveats are resolved in Release 3.1(3d)

Table 21. Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(3d)
Defect ID

Description

First Bundle Affected

Resolved in Release

CSCve23500

Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Server no longer crashes with SD Card Connectivity issues.

2.2(3d)B

3.1(3d)B

CSCve30154

Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Server no longer fails to boot from the SD card mirror after the primary SD card fails.

3.1(2e)B

3.1(3d)B

CSCve34690

A FlexFlash Failure no longer reports a "missing" fault for functional SD cards.

3.1(2b)A

3.1(3d)A

CSCve41380

The operating system no longer fails to boot when one of the SD cards in a RAID 1 configuration is inoperable.

3.1(1h)B

3.1(3d)B

CSCvd54828

The RAID controller encounters an error and resets. This happens when you use an external SATA solid state drive (SSD) and not an SAS SSD.

3.0(3a)C

3.1(3d)C

Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(3c)

The following caveats are resolved in Release 3.1(3c)

Table 22. Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(3c)
Defect ID

Description

First Bundle Affected

Resolved in Release

CSCve14926

A configuration error no longer occurs while associating a service profile with UCSC-C240M4-SX or UCSC-C240-M4L servers, under the following conditions:

  • The server has internal SSD(s) in slot 1 and 2 of the internal riser card, which are managed by the onboard PCH controller

  • The server has disks in external slot 1 and slot 2, which are managed by PCI slot based storage controller

  • The disk group policy, configured in the service profile, is set as Disk Group Configuration (Manual)

  • External disks 1 and 2 are selected in the manual disk group policy

3.1(1e)A

3.1(3c)A

CSCvf07449

The firmware update for the LSI 9300-8e controller no longer fails. After the update, the firmware version of the controller and the firmware version of the host firmware package are same.

3.1(3a)A

3.1(3c)A

CSCvf18955

During clustering, if one FI runs Release 3.1(3) and the other FI runs any release earlier than Release 3.1(3), an error message indicating that the local "Admin" password is incorrect, or that the authentication mode of the working fabric is not set to "Local" is no longer displayed.

3.1(3a)A

3.1(3c)A

Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(3b)

The following caveats are resolved in Release 3.1(3b)

Table 23. Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(3b)
Defect ID

Description

First Bundle Affected

Resolved in Release

CSCve35785

The SNMP process no longer crashes on UCS after an upgrade due to high memory usage.

3.1(3a)A

3.1(3b)A

CSCve30332

UCS Manager no longer becomes unresponsive when a Service Profile is associated with a server.

3.1(3a)A

3.1(3b)A

CSCve15708

UCS domain registration no longer fails on UCS firmware when using the IPv6 address of UCS Central.

3.1(3a)A

3.1(3b)A

CSCve06789

A service profile creation no longer fails with the SAN connectivity policy using vHBA when it is created with a redundancy pair.

3.1(3a)A

3.1(3b)A

CSCve41254

LUN creation no longer fails using Local Disk policy with RAID 60 mode in rack servers.

3.1(3a)A

3.1(3b)A

CSCve46288

UCS S3260 storage controller upgrade no longer fails for M3 servers during upgrades.

3.1(3a)A

3.1(3b)A

CSCvd91302

UCS Mini and the Fabric Interconnect no longer looses connection after a change in the MTU value in BM and DQ.

3.1(1e)A

3.1(3b)A

CSCve13711

While upgrading UCS Manager, the remote fabric interconnect no longer continuously reboots with a PCIe Device-Cisco Donner error.

3.1(3a)A

3.1(3b)A

CSCva31113

After a fabric interconnect reboot, a file system corruption no longer occurs on systems that contain an Indilinx controller.

2.2(1b)A

3.1(3b)A

Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(3a)

The following caveats are resolved in Release 3.1(3a):

Defect ID

Symptom

First Bundle Affected

Resolved in Release

CSCvc99135

The UCS Fabric Interconnect generates IGMP proxy reports where the source mac address of the data packets is replaced by the Fabric Interconnect, but the IP address is 0.0.0.0. Thus, multiple entries are not created in the IP-mac table for the IP in the uplink switch. Hence, there is no end point movement.

3.1(1e)B

3.1(3a)B

CSCuz76350

Cisco B260 or B460 M4 servers running RHEL 6.7 no longer become unresponsive when booting with all the DIMM slots fully populated.

3.1(2b)B

3.1(3a)B

CSCvb96124

After changes are made to the QoS policy on a Cisco UCS 6332 Fabric Interconnect, the primary FI is not rebooted until Pending Activities are acknowledged.

3.1(2b)A

3.1(3a)A

CSCvb14641

Power policies are no longer out of synchronization between Cisco UCS Manager and CMC after the master IOM is rebooted.

3.0(2c)A

3.1(3a)A

CSCvd24782

When the poweroff module was available for less than 15 seconds, all of the poweron commands timed out. The poweroff module <module_number> was then seen in the list of installed features on the FI through NXOS:

version 5.2(3)N2(2.27b)
feature fcoe
poweroff module 4

The module appeared to no longer work after it rebooted.

This issue no longer occurs.

3.1(1e)A

3.1(3a)A

CSCvb88279

On EMC VNX arrays, when pool-based LUNs with a frame size of 512 bytes from non-owning SPs are used, booting to non-owning SPs is no longer slow.

3.1(2b)B

3.1(3a)B

CSCvb52847

On a B200 M4 blade platform, instead of a NVMe plane, if RAID card is plugged in, then the /var/log/messages file no longer shows "Mux write error" messages. Apart from /var/log/message flood, no functional impact to normal storage operations are noticed.

3.1(2b)B

3.1(3a)B

3.1(2f)B

Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(2h)

The following caveats are resolved in Release 3.1(2h).

Table 24. Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(2h)
Defect ID

Description

First Bundle Affected

Resolved in Release

CSCuv43292

The fabric interconnect no longer crashes due to a sleeping function called within an interrupt context.

Both 2.2(4a)A and 2.2(5a)A are affected but not 2.2(6)A, 2.2(7)A, and 2.2(8)A.

3.1(2h)A

CSCva31113

After a fabric interconnect reboot, a file system corruption no longer occurs on systems that contain an Indilinx controller.

2.1(1a)A

3.1(2h)A

CSCva89402

An incorrect fault is no longer generated in UCS Manager when the power supply input source is "unknown".

3.1(1e)B

3.1(2h)B

CSCvb14641

Power policies are no longer out of synchronization between Cisco UCS Manager and CMC after the master IOM is rebooted.

3.0(2c)A

3.1(2h)A

CSCvb61558

UCSB-PSU-2500ACDV no longer displays incorrect power readings in the PSMI register.

3.1(1e)A

3.1(2h)A

CSCvb92941

UCS-IOM-2304 no longer fails to capture kernel cores in the obfl_raw partition.

3.1(1e)A

3.1(2h)A

CSCvb93881

IOM 2300 and UCSB-5108-AC2 chassis no longer displays the fault F0409 "Thermal condition on chassis x is upper-critical".

Note 

This has no operational impact but could generate call home alerts.

3.1(1g)A

3.1(2h)A

CSCvd56914

Microcode was added for Broadwell and Haswell EX processors support.

3.1(2b)B

3.1(2h)B

CSCvd68198

Microcode was added for E5 Xeon v4 Processor support.

3.1(2b)B

3.1(2h)B

CSCvd80748

For Cisco B260 or B460 Blade servers, the enable COD setting no longer causes an incorrect microcode version to appear.

3.1(2b)B

3.1(2h)B

CSCvd91302

UCS Mini and the Fabric Interconnect no longer loses connection after a change in the MTU value in BM and DQ.

3.1(1e)A

3.1(2h)A

CSCvd93200

A random reboot due to a spinlock lockup no longer occurs on Cisco UCS 2304.

3.1(1e)A

3.1(2h)A

Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(2g)

The following caveats are resolved in Release 3.1(2g)

Table 25. Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(2g)
Defect ID

Description

First Bundle Affected

Resolved in Release

CSCva67630

False SER errors no longer occurs for FP ternary content addressable memory (TCAM) tables for Cisco UCS 6300 Series Fabric Interconnects.

3.1(1g)A

3.1(2g)A

CSCvb68147

The IOM no longer goes offline when the host interface links are down and under constant temperature change.

3.1(1h)A

3.1(2g)A

CSCvb79455

The critical fault code F1000227 no longer occurs on both the primary and subordinate FI during upgrade.

3.1(1e)A

3.1(2g)A

CSCvc02297

The power cap application no longer fails for a Bladeserver when the server is powered on or off from outside of Cisco UCS Manager.

3.1(1e)A

3.1(2g)A

CSCvc05615

FI-6396UP with FC 16G interfaces (individual/port-channel) no longer incorrectly report discard frame count. The issue was a cosmetic one where-in the discard count (both input and output) used to increase every few minutes. The interfaces themselves are not impacted and remain up.

3.1(1e)A

3.1(2g)A

CSCvd05543

For Cisco B460 M4 and B260 M4 Blade servers, a change to the PWRSEQ_FAULT_N logic from PWRSEQ_WARN_N to Pwr fault no longer results in a discovery failure if the master and slave blades have different board controller versions.

3.1(2f)B

3.1(2g)B

CSCvd20170

A Cisco UCS Manager power group change implemented through the HTML5 GUI no longer shows 0W for a Bladeserver in the chassis.

3.0(2c)A

3.1(2g)A

CSCvd42163

During a Fabric Interconnect upgrade or reload, the following error no longer occurs.

ERROR: bootflash: has unrecoverable error; please do "format bootflash:"

3.1(1e)A

3.1(2g)A

Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(2f)

The following caveats are resolved in Release 3.1(2f):

Defect ID

Symptom

First Bundle Affected

Resolved in Release

CSCva14937

M4 blades installed with SD cards instead of a hard disk no longer halt at 'Local Drive' for automated deployments with the following boot policy:

Boot Policy

  • CD/DVD

  • Local Drive

  • Network Adapter (PXE)

2.2(3f)B

3.1(2f)B

CSCva35757

Latency between the UCS Manager Client and fabric interconnect no longer causes the firmware page to load slowly.

2.2(7b)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvb52847

On a B200 M4 blade platform, instead of a NVMe plane, if RAID card is plugged in, then the /var/log/messages file no longer shows "Mux write error" messages. Apart from /var/log/message flood, no functional impact to normal storage operations are noticed.

3.1(2b)B

3.1(2f)B

3.1(3a)B

CSCvb63893

In a Cisco UCS Manager managed environment, the disk inventory is now able to refresh all the disks present on the system after a power cycle.

3.1(2b)C

3.1(2f)C

CSCvb69390

The value of "Input Discards" now only counts the value of snmpIfInDiscards from the HW counter.

3.1(2b)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvb85331

The following fault no longer occurs after a UCS Manager software upgrade.

Code: F1781

Description: Management database version mismatch detected failover may not complete

Affected Object: sys/mgmt-entity-B

Name: Mgmt Entity Mgmt Db Version Mismatch

Cause: Replication Failure

Type: Management

2.2(8c)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvc03033, CSCvc31880, CSCvc06578, CSCvc85609

When all the UCS Blades are powered on at once, no server fails discovery with an insufficient power error.

3.1(2b)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvc10791

A DME process no longer crashes when the dynamic vNIC and static vNIC contain a different adminVcon property value.

2.2(3e)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvc26023

The Commvault backup application workload on the Cisco UCS-C3K-M4Raid Controller no longer hangs the system.

3.1(2e)B

3.1(2f)B

CSCvc14810

Systems with 6300 Fabric Interconnects and Windows Server 2012 virtual machines will no longer experience intermittent packet loss due to missing VLAN translate entries.

3.1(1e)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvc29340

The Cisco UCS 2304 I/O Module no longer reboots and generates a kernel core due to a CPU soft lockup.

3.1(2c)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvc31867

When upgrading the SSD to firmware 32F3Q, the firmware is no longer truncated and written as 2F3Q, which may cause a second request for the reboot of the server.

2.2(8a)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvc39322

For B260 M4 Blades, BIOS v3.1.2.2 no longer intermittently fails Windows HLK and HCK Trusted Platform Module (TPM) tests on Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

2.2(7b)B

3.1(2f)B

CSCvc46313

The remote operation of making the LUN online from UCS Central no longer fails with the error message:

Global Service profile [org-root/org-GKDC/org-<name>/ls-SP_3260_03] can not be modified from UCS domain. Please make the changes from UCS Central that you are registered with.

2.2(4b)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvc60876

The 6248, 6296, and 6332 Series Fabric Interconnects no longer sends Smart Call Home messages in the wrong format.

2.2(8b)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvc89242

The Fabric Interconnect no longer reboots due to a CDP process crash.

2.2(6e)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvc95647

UCS Manager no longer incorrectly reports the following low memory warning on blade servers with KVM mounted scriptable vMedia:

F1704 275625 sys/chassis-x/blade-y/mgmt/health Health Warning <date> CimcLowMem : Please check the Health tab for more details

3.1(2c)B

3.1(2f)B

CSCvd24330

IOM backplane down call home alerts (F1797) are no longer triggered when a blade is rebooted or shut down.

3.1(2b)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvd27824

Storage controller and third-party adapter firmware update no longer fail, enabling the vNIC/HBA creation to proceed during a service profile association.

3.1(2e)A

3.1(2f)A

CSCvd12893

Servers no longer go into a pending reboot state each time a server disassociation/association or a decommission/recommission is performed.

3.1(2e)A

3.1(2f)A

Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(2c)

The following caveats are resolved in Release 3.1(2c):

Defect ID

Symptom

First Bundle Affected

Resolved in Release

CSCux11611

Seagate hard drives left spinning idle without an operating system installed or setup with the JBOD configuration without read or write activity are no longer prone to failure. Impacted hard drives are listed here:

  • UCS-HD4T7KS3-E

  • UCSC-C3X60-HD4TB (4TB)

  • UCS-HDD3TI2F214 (3TB)

  • UCS-HDD2TI2F213 (2TB)

  • UCS-HDD1TI2F212 (1TB)

  • UCS-HD6T7KL4K

  • UCSC-C3X60-HD6TB

  • UCSC-C3X60-6TBRR

2.2(7c)B

3.1(2c)B

Resolved Caveats in Release 3.1(2b)

The following caveats are resolved in Release 3.1(2b):

Defect ID

Symptom

First Bundle Affected

Resolved in Release

CSCuy79306

When Cisco UCS C-Series servers with VIC 1225 or VIC 1227 are directly connected to Cisco Nexus 9000 switches, ports no longer go down or flap.

2.2(3f)C

3.1(2b)C