Installing the Plugin and Registering UCS Domains
This chapter includes the following sections:
Installing the UCS
following steps to upgrade or install the Cisco UCS Manager plugin:
|| Download the
plugin and registration tool zip files available at:
registration tool and double-click to launch it.
Plugin Registration Tool screen appears.
||To register a
new plugin, populate the following fields:
are re-registering, the following fields are already populated.
- IP/Hostname - IP
or hostname of the vCenter server.
- Username -
vCenter user name.
- Password -
- Plugin location:
- HTTPS/HTTP URL of the plugin zip file. For example,
If you want
to unregister a UCS Manager plugin, check the
Unregister Plugin check box and complete the fields.
If you are
re-registering, you may see
Already Registered! warning dialog box, with the
Cisco Ucs plugin 1.x is
already registered. If the plugin files are already downloaded, they won't be
downloaded again until they are removed manually and vSphere web client service
message and click
OK to continue.
UCS Manager plugin is successfully registered.
encounter an error during plugin upgrade, relaunch the web browser session. If
the error continues, restart the web client service and then upgrade the
What to Do Next
registering the plugin when you launch the web client for the first time, an
alert message might display to reload the web client. Click
Ok to reload the web client.
Cisco UCS Manager
Plugin for vSphere Web Client enables you to register and manage Cisco UCS
domains. When you install Cisco UCS Manager plugin, you must register UCS
domains individually using UCS Manager user account. Depending on the UCS
Manager user privileges you used while registering the UCS domain you can
perform the actions. Also, each plugin action supports the same privileges as
Cisco UCS Manager.
For example, if you
registered a UCS domain with admin privileges, you can perform actions on that
domain using the plugin. You can perform various actions on the servers,
firmware, UCS domains, service profiles and service profile templates. Whereas,
if you registered a UCS domain with read-only privileges, you can launch Cisco
UCS Manager GUI and can view the domains that you registered.
When you login to the
Cisco UCS Manager plugin, you can view the domains that you have registered.
You cannot view or edit the UCS domains registered by different users.
For more information
on each privilege and the user role given that privilege by default, see
Using the vSphere
web client, you can register UCS domains. You can edit the details, unregister
and re-register the previously registered UCS domains.
If a UCS domain
is registered with read-only privileges, you cannot perform actions related to
the service profiles, service profile templates, and firmware management using
the plugin. Also, you cannot view or edit UCS domains registered by a different
user unless you have admin privileges.
procedure explains how to register UCS domains:
|| Launch the
vSphere web client.
Home tab, double-click
UCS Management Center view appears.
UCS Domain pop-up appears.
UCS Hostname/IP— IP address or the host
name of the UCS domain.
Username—UCS domain username.
authentication, enter username in the
Password—UCS domain password.
SSL—To use a secure connection to Cisco
domain is registered and appears on the list of Registered UCS Domains.
Management Center also provides the following options:
||You may be
prompted to accept a certificate. Accept to continue registration.
||Allows you to unregister a UCS domain.
||Allows you to edit a UCS domain.
||Allows you to re-register a UCS domain.