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:
Create a Bios Policy
Create a UUID Suffix Pool
Create a MAC Address Pool
Create a Maintenance Policy
Create a boot policy
Create a local disk policy
If you are using Fiber Channel – Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect WWNN and WWPN Pool
If you are using Fiber Channel – Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect VSAN Setup
1. Open Cisco UCS Manager and click on the Servers Tab – Servers – Service Profiles. Right click on either Root or your organization and select Create Service Profile. Give the Service Profile a name. You can create either a static Service Profile or an Updating Service Profile. Updating Service Profile means any update you make to the Service Profile i.e. add in a vlan will be automatically applied to all servers instantly. As with a Static no changes are made to the existing service profiles even if created with the static service profile.
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