Release Notes for Cisco HyperFlex Connector Pack

Cisco UCS Director

Cisco UCS Director delivers unified, highly secure management for supported compute, network, storage, and virtualization platforms and for the industry's leading converged infrastructure solutions, which are based on the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and Cisco Nexus platforms. Cisco UCS Director extends the unification of computing and network layers through Cisco UCS to provide data center administrators with comprehensive visibility and management capabilities for compute, network, storage, and virtualization. For more information, see Cisco UCS Director on Cisco.com.

Revision History

Release

Date

Description

6.7.2.1

July 4, 2019

Created for Release 6.7.2.1.

6.7.3.1

November 12, 2019

Updated to include information on Release 6.7.3.1.

6.7.4.1

April 30, 2020

Updated to include information on Release 6.7.4.1.

6.7.4.2

June 18, 2020

Updated to include information on Release 6.7.4.2.

Connector Pack

Connector packs help you perform connector level upgrade in Cisco UCS Director without impacting other connectors. After claiming Cisco UCS Director in Cisco Intersight, as a system administrator, you can view information on new versions of connector packs that are available for upgrade. The top header pane of the user interface displays a Download icon indicating that new connector pack versions are available. You can select and upgrade the connector packs in Cisco UCS Director.

Cisco HyperFlex Connector Pack

Cisco UCS Director is integrated with the Cisco HyperFlex System after you create the Cisco HX Data Platform clusters. Cisco UCS Director can communicate with the components of a supported Cisco HyperFlex System, including the VMware vCenter, Supported Cisco UCS servers that are managed by Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco HX Data Platform. Cisco HyperFlex connector pack provides support for new versions of Cisco HyperFlex.

Upgrading Connector Packs

Before you begin

  • You must have system administrator privileges in Cisco UCS Director.

  • Cisco UCS Director has been claimed in Cisco Intersight. For information on claiming a device, see the integrated guided walkthrough titled Learn How to Claim a Device available within the Online Help menu in the Cisco Intersight user interface.

  • Cisco UCS Director is successfully connected to Cisco Intersight.

  • Take a snapshot of Cisco UCS Director before you initiate the upgrade.

Procedure


Step 1

On the header, click New Upgrades Available.

The Available System Upgrades screen appears and will display all available connector packs for upgrade along with version information. Upon login, if you clicked Yes to the pop-up message, then the very same upgrade screen appears.

Note 

The New Upgrades Available icon is visible on the header only when new versions of the current running connector packs are available for upgrade.

Step 2

Check the check box of a connector pack from the list.

You can check the check boxes of multiple connector packs.

Step 3

Click Upgrade.

Step 4

In the Confirm Upgrade dialog box, click Yes.

After you confirm that the connector version must be upgraded, the validation process is initiated. If the validation process completes successfully, the upgrade process is initiated and the System Upgrade Status screen displays the upgrade status. After the upgrade process is successful, the Logout option is enabled.

Step 5

Click Logout.

While upgrading a base platform pack that includes changes to all infrastructure components, all Cisco UCS Director services are restarted. As a result, after clicking Logout, the screen could appear to be unresponsive for a few minutes. After all the services are restarted, and the upgrade process is complete, you can login to Cisco UCS Director .


What to do next

You can view the upgrade reports by choosing Administration > System > System Updates. From this screen, you can double-click on a report, and view additional details on the upgrade process. For more information, see Viewing Connector Pack Upgrade Information.

Viewing Connector Pack Upgrade Information

Procedure


Step 1

Choose Administration > System.

Step 2

On the System page, click System Updates.

Information such as upgrade request ID, user that initiated the upgrade, upgrade start time and end time, and the upgrade status are displayed.
Step 3

Select a connector pack and choose View Details to view details such as connector pack name, upgraded version, and prior version.

Step 4

Click State History to view the various states of the connector pack upgrade process. For example, upgrade request received, upgrade process initiated or upgrade process completed.

Step 5

Click Stages to view the entire lifecycle of the connector pack upgrade request.


New and Changed Features in Release 6.7.2.1

This section provides an overview of the significant new and changed features in this release.

  • Support for Cisco HX-Series Server version 3.5.2a

  • Support for Cisco HX Data Platform software version 4.0.

  • Support for Connection Timeout (Seconds) and Socket Read Timeout (Seconds) while adding Hyperflex accounts.

New and Changed Features in Release 6.7.3.1

This section provides an overview of the significant new and changed features in this release.

  • Support for Cisco HX Data Platform software version 4.0 is enhanced to support deletion of datastores in mounted state.


Note

You must first upgrade the latest version of the VMware connector pack and then upgrade the latest version of Cisco HyperFlex connector pack.


New and Changed Features in Release 6.7.4.1

This section provides an overview of the significant new and changed features in this release.

  • Support for Cisco HX Data Platform software version 4.0(2a) is enhanced to support usage of single access token for multiple REST API operations.

New and Changed Features in Release 6.7.4.2

This section provides an overview of the significant new and changed features in this release.

  • Support for adding more than one Hyperflex account to a Hyperflex pod. Provided that the Hyperflex accounts are associated to the same Vcenter and Cisco UCS Manager.

Open and Resolved Bugs

The open and resolved bugs for this release are accessible through the Cisco Bug Search Tool. This web-based tool provides you with access to the Cisco bug tracking system, which maintains information about bugs and vulnerabilities in this product and other Cisco hardware and software products.


Note

You must have a Cisco.com account to log in and access the Cisco Bug Search Tool. If you do not have one, you can register for an account.


For more information about the Cisco Bug Search Tool, see the Bug Search Tool Help & FAQ.

Open Bugs in Release 6.7.2.1

There are no open bugs in this release.

Open Bugs in Release 6.7.3.1

There are no open bugs in this release.

Open Bugs in Release 6.7.4.1

There are no open bugs in this release.

Open Bugs in Release 6.7.4.2

There are no open bugs in this release.

Resolved Bugs in Release 6.7.2.1

Following is the resolved bug in this release:

Bug ID

Headline

CSCvp18698

Datastore report is empty and unable to create any Datastore through action, task, and REST API.

Resolved Bugs in Release 6.7.3.1

Following are the resolved bugs in this release:

Bug ID

Headline

CSCvq38086

HyperFlex VMware machines are incorrectly counted as Cisco UCS Director license.

CSCvp52729

Unable to provision a VM with Ready Clone option in Hyperflex.

CSCvr38596

Unable to delete datastore in mounted state.

Resolved Bugs in Release 6.7.4.1

There are no resolved bugs in this release.

Resolved Bugs in Release 6.7.4.2

There are no resolved bugs in this release.

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Cisco Bug Search Tool

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