About Cisco UCS Manager Plug-In for VMware vSphere Web Client

Cisco UCS Manager plug-in is a VMware vSphere web client plug-in, which enables the virtualization administrator to view, manage and monitor the Cisco UCS physical infrastructure. The plug-in provides a physical view of the UCS hardware inventory on the web client.

Revision History

Release

Date

Description

2.0(1)

December 21, 2016

Published release notes for Cisco UCS Manager Plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client

2.0(2)

April 25, 2017

Updated with the information on Release 2.0(2)

2.0(3)

September 1, 2017

Updated with the information on Release 2.0(3)

May 10, 2018

Updated with support for VMware vSphere Web Client Release 6.7

November 05, 2018

Updated support for Cisco UCS Manager, Release 4.0

2.0(4)

November 15, 2018

Updated with the information on Release 2.0(4)

December 12, 2018

Updated with the Registration tool 1.2.2

2.0(5)

July 18, 2019

Updated with the information on Release 2.0(5)

System Requirements

Ensure that the system meets the following requirements:

VMware vSphere Web Client Releases

Cisco UCS Manager plug-in is compatible with the following vSphere Web Client releases:

  • Release 6.7

  • Release 6.5

  • Release 6.0

  • Release 5.5

Supported Cisco UCS Manager Releases

Cisco UCS Manager plug-in is compatible with the following UCS Manager releases:

  • Release 4.0

  • Release 3.2

  • Release 3.1

  • Release 3.0

  • Release 2.2

  • Release 2.1

New and Changed Features

This section provides an overview of the significant new and changed features in this release. This section does not provide an exhaustive list of all enhancements included in this release.

New and Changed Features in Release 2.0(5)

  • Includes defect fixes.

New and Changed Features in Release 2.0(4)

  • Includes defect fixes.

Enhancement to the Registration Tool, Release v1.2.2
  • Enhancement to support PowerCLI 10 and higher versions

New and Changed Features in Release 2.0(3)

  • Includes defect fixes.

New and Changed Features in Release 2.0(2)

  • Includes defect fixes.

New and Changed Features in Release 2.0(1)

Support for Proactive High Availability (HA)

  • The Cisco UCS Provider supports the Proactive HA feature which allows you to protect the hosts within a vCenter cluster from potential failures.

Enhancement to KVM Access

  • The enhancement to KVM access includes support for In-Band access with IPv4, and IPv6 addresses

Enhancement to Registration and Management of UCS Domains

  • Enhancement to support registering and managing of UCS domains using IPv6 addresses

  • Enhancement to allow registered domains to be globally visible

Enhancement to the Registration Tool, Release 1.1(3)

  • Enhancement to support PowerCLI 6.5

  • Enhancement to support TLS version 1.1, and 1.2

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Cisco UCS Manager Plug-in for vSphere Web Client enables you to register and manage Cisco UCS domains. When you install Cisco UCS Manager plug-in, 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 plug-in action supports the same privileges as Cisco UCS Manager.

For installation instructions, see Cisco UCS Manager Plugin for VMware vSphere Web Client User Guide, Release 2.x

Supported Upgrade

Upgrading from any earlier version of Cisco UCS Manager plug-in to the latest version is supported. For upgrade instructions, see Cisco UCS Manager Plugin for VMware vSphere Web Client User Guide, Release 2.x

Known Limitations

The following table lists the known limitations for the UCS Manager plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client

Defect ID

Symptom

Workaround

First Affected Release

CSCvc43849

An error message is displayed when you re-login to the web client after the plug-in is unregistered. This issue occurs due to the following:

  • When TLS1.0 is disabled on the vCenter

  • When the Cisco UCS Manager plug-in is unregistered while you are logged in to the web client

Restart the Web Client services.

2.0(1)

CSCvc24866

When you disconnect a host, remove and add it to the cluster again, the Proactive HA provider disappears from the cluster configuration.

The issue has been fixed. However, to view the provider, you must manually refresh in vsphere web client.

2.0(5)

(originally found in 2.0(1))

CSCvc43713

When the Cisco UCS Manager plug-in is downgraded from 2.x to any previous version, on launching the plug-in, an error message is displayed. If you continue with the plug-in launch, then the registered domains are not visible.

Register the required domain again.

2.0(1)

  • The Proactive HA provider is paused when the Web Client service restarts. To resume the Proactive HA provider, relaunch the plug-in

Open Bugs

The following table lists the open bugs in UCS Manager plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client:

Defect ID

Symptom

Workaround

First Affected Release

CSCvc29267

After the vCenter upgrade from version 6.0 to version 6.5, the UCS domains registered with version 6.0 are not available in the plug-in.

After the upgrade, register the domains again on version 6.5.

2.0(1)

CSCvc27447

When you restart the vCenter services, the health state changes during the vCenter downtime are not visible in the Proactive HA tasks or events. So, the host status remains unknown.

Relogin to the web client, and relaunch the Cisco UCS plug-in to resume proactive HA.

2.0(1)

CSCvc41800

The registered domain which is set to Visible to All Users disappear from the list if the domain is already registered as visible to none by other vCenter users.

To resolve this issue, register the domain again and set the parameter to visible to all.

2.0(1)

CSCvc41819

When you change the vCenter credentials, the following conditions occur:

  • No notification sent to the Web Client about the credential changes

  • The change in the health state before the update is not available in the Proactive HA tasks or event list

Relogin to the Web Client and relaunch the Cisco UCS plug-in.

2.0(1)

Resolved Bugs

Defect ID

Symptom

First Affected in Release

Resolved in Release

CSCvc24866

When you disconnect a host, remove and add it to the cluster again, the Proactive HA provider disappears from the cluster configuration.

2.0(1)

2.0(5)

CSCvn05620

When attempting to use the registration tool for VMware (Cisco UCS Plugin Registration Tool 1.1.3), launching the tool will fail with the following message:

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

2.0(3)

2.0(4)

3.0(1)

UCS Plugin Registration Tool 1.2.2

CSCve10123

Any Cisco UCS Domain that is re-registered cannot be unregistered or edited.

2.0(2)

2.0(4)

CSCve26826

When upgrading VMware vCenter from 6.0 u2 to 6.0 u3 with the Cisco UCS Manager plug-in 2.0(1) or 2.0(2) installed, the icon for the Cisco UCS Manager plugin vanishes.

Removal, registration, and reboot of the VMware vCenter service does not resolve this issue.

2.0(1)

2.0(3)

CSCvf39272

The launch Cisco UCS Manager action fails when using Cisco UCS Manager Release 3.2(1) or later releases.

2.0(1)

2.0(3)

CSCvd97268

Cisco UCS provider registration fails on TLS 1.0 disabled vCenter.

2.0(1)

2.0(2)

CSCvd69991

UCS Manager plug-in does not use TLS version 1.1 or 1.2.

2.0(1)

2.0(2)

CSCvd45733

EVC mode and Cisco UCS provider does not work on Cisco UCS M2 servers.

2.0(1)

2.0(2)

Cisco UCS Communities

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Related Cisco UCS Documentation

Documentation Roadmaps

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Other Documentation Resources

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