Launching UCS Server Configuration Utility
UCS Server Configuration Utility (SCU) is a bootable image based on a 64-bit Linux kernel and can be used to perform operations such as configure RAID logical volume, install operating systems, and perform diagnostics on Cisco rack servers. It is designed to run on one server at a time.
Note You can launch UCS-SCU from the F6 boot option on UCS C220 M3 and C240 M3 servers.
This chapter contains the following sections:
Obtaining ISO Image From cisco.com
To find the ISO file download for your server online, follow these steps:
Step 1 Go to http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html.
Step 2 Click Unified Computing in the middle column.
Step 3 Click Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Standalone Server Software in the right-hand column.
Step 4 Click the name of your server model in the right-hand column.
Step 5 In the Select a Software Type list, select Unified Computing System (UCS) Server Configuration Utility.
The Download Software page appears listing the release version and the UCS-SCU image.
Step 6 Click Download Now to download the ISO file.
Step 7 Verify the information on the next page, then click Proceed With Download. If prompted, use your cisco.com credentials to log in.
Step 8 Continue through the subsequent screens to accept the license agreement and browse to a location where you want to save the SCU ISO file.
You can launch the UCS-SCU application using one of the following options:
Using Virtual Media
You can use KVM Console to boot the UCS-SCU application with virtual media.
This section includes the following sections:
About KVM Console
KVM Console is an interface accessible from Cisco IMC that emulates a direct keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) connection to the server. KVM Console allows you to connect to the server from a remote location.
Note KVM Console requires Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.5.0 or higher.
KVM Console has the following tabs:
- KVM—This tab displays the UCS-SCU application when the application is booted.
- Virtual Media—This tab allows you to map the following to a virtual drive:
– CD/DVD on your computer or your network
– Disk image files (ISO or IMG files) on your computer or your network
– USB flash drive on your computer
Entering Virtual KVM Console
To enter the virtual KVM Console, follow these steps:
Step 1 Log in to Cisco IMC.
Step 2 Click Launch KVM Console.
Virtual KVM Console displays the server console.
Booting From Virtual KVM Console
Before You Begin
To boot the UCS-SCU application using virtual KVM Console, follow these steps:
Step 1 Log in to Cisco IMC from your desktop.
Step 2 Click Launch KVM Console to launch KVM Console.
Step 3 Click the Virtual Media tab.
The Virtual Media tab opens.
Step 4 Click Add Image.
Step 5 Navigate to and select the ISO file and click Open to mount the image.
Step 6 In the Client View section, select the check box in the Mapped column for the ISO file that you added and then wait for the mapping to complete.
KVM Console displays the progress in the Details section.
Step 7 Reboot the server by clicking Power Cycle Server in the Cisco IMC.
Step 8 Press F6 when the server starts to select a boot device.
The boot selection menu appears.
Step 9 Use the arrow keys to select Cisco Virtual CD/DVD and then press Enter.
The server boots using the UCS-SCU image and launches the application in the KVM tab.
Using Physical Media
Before You Begin
To boot the application on your server using a physical CD/DVD, follow these steps:
Step 1 Connect the USB DVD drive to the server through the USB port.
Step 2 Insert the physical media on to your DVD drive.
Step 3 Restart the server and press F6 to enter the boot selection menu. Select CDROM drive as the boot device.
The server boots using the UCS-SCU image and starts the application.
To exit the UCS-SCU application, follow these steps:
Step 1 Remove the.iso disk from the disk drive.
Step 2 Click Reboot and then click Yes to confirm reboot of your server.