New Cisco UCS Simulator Tutorial
A lot of people have asked me how to do certain tasks within Cisco UCS, however they tell me they don’t have a lab system to test on. What you may of already known or not is that Cisco provide a Cisco UCS Simulator for you to configure and test with.
Cisco UCS Manager Simulator
This tutorial will walk you through the few steps required to setup the Cisco UCS Manager Simulator. To download the Cisco UCS Manager Simulator you will require a Cisco login. I’m using version 2.2.1b in this tutorial.
I have found a lot of articles on the internet about how to add Cisco UCS IOM uplinks to your interconnect, but I could not find any on removing. So I’ve decided to write this small post on the simple procedure of how to remove Cisco UCS IOM Uplink ports.
I ran into an issue tonight that kept me up for a few hours. A customer is running Cisco UCS solution, Cisco Nexus 1000v, Netapp SAN and VMware vSphere 5.
I ran through my Cisco UCS tutorials during a recent install to make sure everything was 100% correct and I found that I missed one important section which was Chassis Discovery. When you first log into the UCS manager you will not see any Chassis’s. To discovery the chassis you need to add server ports. I’ve written a small tutorial about how to do this: http://www.sysadmintutorials.com/tutorials/cisco/cisco-ucs/cisco-ucs-fabric-interconnect-chassis-discovery/
I’ve been working quite a bit with Snapmirror in the last few weeks and have updated the Netapp CLI pocket guide with quite a few more commands and a few hidden commands in priv diag mode. You can check that out here: http://www.sysadmintutorials.com/tutorials/netapp/netapp-data-ontap-cli/
The Cisco UCS Chassis is not automatically discovered by the Fabric Interconnect. We have to do 1 small thing before it appears in the UCS manager.
Last tutorials for March 2011. I’ve created a few tutorials in the last few days, concentrating on setting the Cisco UCS Server Profile creation which can be used to assign to one of your blades.
Here is the link for the tutorial http://www.sysadmintutorials.com/tutorials/cisco/cisco-ucs/cisco-ucs-fabric-interconnect-server-profile-setup/
In this tutorial we will be setting up a Server Profile that will be applied to our Cisco UCS Blade. Before creating a Service Policy there are a few pre-requisites that need to be done. We will need to create a few policies and pools to be used when we go through the Service Profile creation process. Please follow the links below:
This tutorial will guide you through creating a Local Disk policy that will be applied to a service profile and assigned to your Cisco UCS blades.