Understanding the Cisco UCSM and Microsoft SCVMM Workflow
See the following steps for a complete workflow of Cisco UCSM with Microsoft SCVMM:
- Configure the service profile network settings for the Hyper-V hosts.
- Configure VLANs and IP pools.
- Configure the fabric network sets, the fabric network, the network site, and the network segment.
- Associate a VM network to the network segment.
- Create a Microsoft SCVMM provider.
- Create a logical switch.
- Configure an uplink port profile (UPP).
- Create a virtual port profile (VPP) (for example, port classification for Microsoft).
- Create a port profile client for the virtual port profile (VPP) and choose the logical switch that was created under the Microsoft SCVMM provider.
- Install the Cisco UCS provider plugin in SCVMM.
- Create a Network Service instance on the provider. The provider fetches all the network definitions from Cisco UCSM. The users can schedule the polls for periodic updates.
- Create a logical switch in SCVMM by checking the Enable single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) check box and adding Cisco UCSM's logical switch as an extension. Choose an appropriate uplink port profile and virtual port profile.
- Create a VM network in SCVMM and choose the network segment from the drop-down list.
- Attach the Hyper-V hosts to SCVMM.
- Deploy the logical switch to the Hyper-V host.
- Create a VM instance in SCVMM. Assign the VM NIC to a VM network and the port classification.
- Power on the VM and load the eNIC driver on the VM. The eNIC driver now establishes a network link with the Cisco UCS fabric interconnect (FI). The FI enforces the port classification as per the assigned port profile properties.
- Verify the VM vNICs in the Cisco UCSM GUI.