Release Notes for Cisco UCS 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

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July 4, 2019

Created for Release

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 UCS Connector Pack

Cisco UCS connector pack provides support for new versions of Cisco UCS which includes Cisco UCS Central and Cisco UCS Manager.

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.


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.


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.

For more information on possible outcomes of the validation and upgrade process, see Upgrade Process Validation and Failure Scenarios.

Step 5

Click Logout.

You can login to Cisco UCS Director after the upgrade process is complete.

What to do next

You can view the upgrade reports by choosing Administration > System > Connector Pack Upgrades. 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


Step 1

Choose Administration > System.

Step 2

On the System page, click Connector Pack Upgrades.

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

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

Rename UCS Central Global Service Profile

This connector pack release introduces support for renaming the existing UCS central global service profiles using workflow task and REST API. You can use the orchestration task Rename UCS Central Global Service Profile to rename the existing UCS central global service profiles. Also, you can rename the selected global service profile name in the related workflows and service request. You can view the list of renamed task by choosing UCS Central Account under Multi-Domain Managers and clicking Renamed Global Service Profiles.


To view descriptions of these workflow tasks, see the Task Library that you can launch in the following ways:

  • Choose Orchestration > Workflows in the user interface.

  • Go to http://IP_address/app/cloudmgr/onlinedocs/cloupiaTaskLib.html where IP_address is the IP address of Cisco UCS Director.

Support for Upgrading Firmware on Cisco UCS Infra

This connector pack release introduces support for upgrading firmware on Cisco UCS infra. You can use the Upgrading Firmware on Cisco UCS Infra workflow to execute the following tasks in below order.

  • Download UCS Firmware

  • Install UCS Infra Firmware

  • Wait for Specified Duration

  • CustomApprovalUserAck_InfraUpgrade


    The Cisco UCS Director administrator should approve the fabric interconnect reboot request for the Cisco UCS Manager account by choosing Organizations > My Approvals. Upon approval, the pending activities in the Cisco UCS Manager will be approved.

  • UCS User Acknowledge Activities

  • Wait for Specified Duration1

  • Get UCS Infra Firmware Upgrade Status

Modified Tasks

The following tasks have been enhanced in this release:

  • Download UCS Firmware

  • Prepare for Firmware Install

Open Bugs

There are no open bugs in this release.

Resolved Bugs

There are no resolved bugs in this release.

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