Cisco UCS Manager Capability Catalog Release Notes

This document describes the Capability Catalog updates and any PID related caveats information for the Cisco UCS Manager releases.

Revision History

Release

Date

Description

4.1(1e)

July 27, 2020

Created release notes for Cisco UCS Capability Catalog, Release 4.1(1e)T.

No new PIDs.

4.1(1d)

June 05, 2020

Created release notes for Cisco UCS Capability Catalog, Release 4.1(1d)T.

4.1(1c)

April 08, 2020

Created release notes for Cisco UCS Capability Catalog, Release 4.1(1c)T.

4.1(1b)

March 30, 2020

Created release notes for Cisco UCS Capability Catalog, Release 4.1(1b)T.

Capability Catalog

The 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 catalog is divided by hardware components, such as the chassis, CPU, local disk, and I/O module. You can use the catalog to view the list of providers available for that component. There is one provider per hardware component. Each provider is identified by the vendor, model (PID), and revision. For each provider, you can also view details of the equipment manufacturer and the form factor.

For information about which hardware components are dependent upon a particular catalog release, see the component support tables in the http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10280/prod_installation_guides_list.html. For information about which components are introduced in a specific release, see the Cisco UCS http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10281/prod_release_notes_list.html.

Contents of the Capability Catalog

The contents of the Capability Catalog include the following:

Implementation-Specific Tunable Parameters
  • Power and thermal constraints

  • Slot ranges and numbering

  • Adapter capacities

Hardware-Specific Rules
  • Firmware compatibility for components such as the BIOS, CIMC, RAID controller, and adapters

  • Diagnostics

  • Hardware-specific reboot

User Display Strings
  • Part numbers, such as the CPN, PID/VID

  • Component descriptions

  • Physical layout/dimensions

  • OEM information

Updates to the Capability Catalog

The Cisco UCS Infrastructure Software Bundle includes capability catalog updates. Unless otherwise instructed by Cisco Technical Assistance Center, you only need to activate the capability catalog update after you've downloaded, updated, and activated a Cisco UCS Infrastructure Software Bundle.

As soon as you activate a capability catalog update, Cisco UCS immediately updates to the new baseline catalog. You do not have to perform any further tasks. Updates to the capability catalog do not require you to reboot or reinstall any component in a Cisco UCS domain.

Each Cisco UCS Infrastructure Software Bundle contains a baseline catalog. In rare circumstances, Cisco releases an update to the capability catalog between Cisco UCS releases and makes it available on the same site where you download firmware images.


Note

The capability catalog version is determined by the version of Cisco UCS that you are using. For example, Cisco UCS 2.2 releases work with any 2.2 release of the capability catalog, but not with 3.1 releases. For information about capability catalog releases supported by specific Cisco UCS releases, see the Release Notes for Cisco UCS Software accessible through the Cisco UCS B-Series Servers Documentation Roadmap available at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/b-series-doc.


Capability Catalog for Release 4.1

Table 1. Capability Catalog for Release 4.1

Catalog File Name

PIDs

ucs-catalog.4.1.1e.T.bin

ucs-catalog.4.1.1d.T.bin

CPUs for C240 M5 servers:

  • UCS-CPU-I6256

  • UCS-CPU-I6250

Drives for C220 M5 and C240 M5 servers:

  • UCS-HD16T7KL4KN

  • UCS-HD14TT7KL4KN

Drives for UCS S3260 M5 servers:

  • UCS-S3260-HDT14T

  • UCS-S3260-HDT14TR

  • UCS-S3260-HD16T

  • UCS-S3260-HD16TR

ucs-catalog.4.1.1c.T.bin

ucs-catalog.4.1.1b.T.bin

CPUs for UCS B200 M5, C220 M5, and C240 M5 servers:

  • UCS-CPU-I6258R

  • UCS-CPU-I6248R

  • UCS-CPU-I6242R

  • UCS-CPU-I6246R

Drives:

  • UCS-HD10T7K4KAN

  • UCS-S3260-HD10TA

  • UCS-S3260-10TARR

  • UCS-HD10T7K4KAN

  • UCS-SD960GBM2NK9

  • UCS-SD38TBEM2NK9

  • UCS-SD76TBEM2NK9

Related Documentation

Cisco UCS Manager offers you a set of use-case based documentation described in the following table:

Guide

Description

GUI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Getting Started Guide

Discusses Cisco UCS architecture and Day 0 operations, including Cisco UCS Manager initial configuration and configuration best practices.

GUI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Administration Guide

CLI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Administration Guide

Discusses password management, role-based access configuration, remote authentication, communication services, CIMC session management, organizations, backup and restore, scheduling options, BIOS tokens, and deferred deployments.

GUI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Infrastructure Management Guide

CLI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Infrastructure Management Guide

Discusses physical and virtual infrastructure components used and managed by Cisco UCS Manager.

GUI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Firmware Management Guide

CLI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Firmware Management Guide

Discusses downloading and managing firmware, upgrading through Auto Install, upgrading through service profiles, directly upgrading at endpoints using firmware auto sync, managing the capability catalog, deployment scenarios, and troubleshooting.

GUI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Server Management Guide

CLI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Server Management Guide

Discusses the new licenses, registering Cisco UCS domain with Cisco UCS Central, power capping, server boot, server profiles, and server-related policies.

GUI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Storage Management Guide

CLI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Storage Management Guide

Discusses all aspects of storage management, such as SAN and VSAN in Cisco UCS Manager.

GUI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Network Management Guide

CLI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager Network Management Guide

Discusses all aspects of network management, such as LAN and VLAN connectivity in Cisco UCS Manager.

GUI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager System Monitoring Guide

CLI Guide—Cisco UCS Manager System Monitoring Guide

Discusses all aspects of system and health monitoring, including system statistics in Cisco UCS Manager.