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Cisco UCS C-SeriesServers Integrated Management Controller CLI Configuration Guide, Release 1.5

First Published: March 04, 2013

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C O N T E N T S

P r e f a c e

 

Preface xi

 

 

 

Audience xi

 

 

 

Conventions xi

 

 

 

New and Changed Information for this Release xiii

 

 

Related Cisco UCS Documentation xv

 

 

Overview 1

 

C H A P T E R

1

 

 

 

Overview of the Cisco UCS C-SeriesRack-MountServers1

 

 

Overview of the Server Software 1

 

 

Cisco Integrated Management Controller 2

 

 

CIMC CLI 3

 

 

 

Command Modes 3

 

 

 

Command Mode Table 5

 

 

Complete a Command

8

 

 

Command History 8

 

 

 

Committing, Discarding, and Viewing Pending Commands 8

 

 

Command Output Formats 8

 

 

Online Help for the CLI 9

 

 

Installing the Server OS 11

 

C H A P T E R

2

 

 

 

OS Installation Methods

11

 

 

KVM Console 11

 

 

 

PXE Installation Servers

12

 

 

Installing an OS Using a PXE Installation Server 12

 

 

Managing the Server 13

 

C H A P T E R

3

 

 

 

Toggling the Locator LED 13

 

 

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C H A P T E R 4

Toggling the Locator LED for a Hard Drive 14

Managing the Server Boot Order 14

Server Boot Order 14

Configuring the Server Boot Order 15

Viewing the Actual Server Boot Order 16

Resetting the Server 16

Shutting Down the Server 17

Managing Server Power 18

Powering On the Server 18

Powering Off the Server 18

Power Cycling the Server 19

Configuring Power Policies 20

Viewing the Power Statistics 20

Power Capping Policy 21

Configuring the Power Cap Policy 21

Configuring the Power Restore Policy 23

Managing the Flexible Flash Controller 24

Cisco Flexible Flash 24

Configuring the Flexible Flash Controller Properties 25

Booting from the Flexible Flash 27

Resetting the Flexible Flash Controller 28

Resetting the Configuration of the Cards in the Cisco Flexible Flash Controller 28

Retaining the Configuration of the Flexible Flash Controller 29

Configuring BIOS Settings 30

Viewing BIOS Status 30

Configuring Main BIOS Settings 31

Configuring Advanced BIOS Settings 32

Configuring Server Management BIOS Settings 33

Restoring BIOS Defaults 34

Restoring BIOS Manufacturing Custom Defaults 34

Viewing Server Properties 37

Viewing Server Properties 37

Viewing CIMC Properties 38

Viewing CPU Properties 38

 

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Viewing Memory Properties

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Viewing Power Supply Properties 40

 

 

 

 

Viewing Storage Properties

40

 

 

 

 

 

Viewing Storage Adapter Properties 40

 

 

 

 

Viewing the Flexible Flash Controller Properties

42

 

 

 

Viewing Physical Drive Properties 43

 

 

 

 

Viewing Virtual Drive Properties 44

 

 

 

 

Viewing Nvidia GPU Card Information 45

 

 

 

 

Viewing PCI Adapter Properties 46

 

 

 

 

Viewing Network Related Properties 46

 

 

 

 

Viewing LOM Properties

46

 

 

 

 

 

Viewing Server Sensors 49

 

 

 

 

 

C H A P T E R

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viewing Power Supply Sensors

49

 

 

 

 

Viewing Fan Sensors 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viewing Temperature Sensors

50

 

 

 

 

Viewing Voltage Sensors

51

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viewing Current Sensors

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viewing Storage Sensors

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

Managing Remote Presence 55

 

 

 

 

C H A P T E R

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Managing the Virtual KVM

55

 

 

 

 

 

KVM Console 55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enabling the Virtual KVM 56

 

 

 

 

Disabling the Virtual KVM

56

 

 

 

 

Configuring the Virtual KVM 57

 

 

 

 

Configuring Virtual Media 58

 

 

 

 

 

Configuring Network Mounted vMedia Mapping

59

 

 

 

Viewing Network Mount vMedia Mapping Properties

60

 

 

Removing Network Mounted vMedia Mapping 60

 

 

 

Managing Serial over LAN

61

 

 

 

 

 

Serial Over LAN 61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guidelines and Restrictions for Serial Over LAN

61

 

 

Configuring Serial Over LAN 62

 

 

 

 

Launching Serial Over LAN

63

 

 

 

 

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C H A P T E R

7

Managing User Accounts

65

 

 

 

 

Configuring Local Users 65

 

 

 

 

Configuring Active Directory 66

 

 

 

 

Active Directory

66

 

 

 

 

Configuring the Active Directory Server 66

 

 

Configuring Active Directory in CIMC

68

 

 

Configuring Active Directory Groups in CIMC 69

 

 

Viewing User Sessions 71

 

 

 

 

Terminating a User Session 71

 

 

 

 

Configuring Network-RelatedSettings73

 

C H A P T E R

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Server NIC Configuration 73

 

 

 

 

Server NICs 73

 

 

 

 

 

Configuring Server NICs 74

 

 

 

 

Configuring Common Properties

75

 

 

 

Configuring IPv4 76

 

 

 

 

 

Configuring the Server VLAN 77

 

 

 

Connecting to a Port Profile 78

 

 

 

 

Network Security Configuration

80

 

 

 

Network Security

80

 

 

 

 

Configuring Network Security

80

 

 

 

Network Time Protocol Configuration 81

 

 

 

Configuring Network Time Protocol Settings 81

 

 

Managing Network Adapters 83

 

 

C H A P T E R

9

 

 

 

 

Overview of the Cisco UCS C-SeriesNetwork Adapters83

 

 

Viewing Network Adapter Properties 85

 

 

 

Configuring Network Adapter Properties

85

 

 

Managing vHBAs 86

 

 

 

 

Guidelines for Managing vHBAs 86

 

 

 

Viewing vHBA Properties 87

 

 

 

 

Modifying vHBA Properties 88

 

 

 

Creating a vHBA

92

 

 

 

 

Deleting a vHBA

93

 

 

 

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vHBA Boot Table

94

 

 

 

 

Viewing the Boot Table 94

 

 

 

 

Creating a Boot Table Entry

94

 

 

 

Deleting a Boot Table Entry

95

 

 

 

vHBA Persistent Binding 96

 

 

 

 

Enabling Persistent Binding

97

 

 

 

Disabling Persistent Binding

97

 

 

 

Rebuilding Persistent Binding 98

 

 

Managing vNICs 99

 

 

 

 

 

Guidelines for Managing vNICs

99

 

 

Viewing vNIC Properties 99

 

 

 

 

Modifying vNIC Properties

100

 

 

 

Creating a vNIC

105

 

 

 

 

Deleting a vNIC

106

 

 

 

 

Configuring iSCSI Boot Capability 107

 

 

Configuring iSCSI Boot Capability for vNICs

107

Configuring iSCSI Boot Capability on a vNIC

107

Deleting an iSCSI Boot Configuration for a vNIC 109

Managing VM FEX 109

 

 

 

 

Virtual Machine Fabric Extender 109

 

 

Viewing VM FEX Properties 110

 

 

VM FEX Settings

111

 

 

 

 

Managing Storage Adapters 115

 

 

 

Create Virtual Drive from Unused Physical Drives

115

Create Virtual Drive from an Existing Drive Group

116

Clearing Foreign Configuration

117

 

 

Deleting a Virtual Drive 118

 

 

 

 

Initializing a Virtual Drive 119

 

 

 

Set as Boot Drive

 

120

 

 

 

 

Modifying Attributes of a Virtual Drive

120

 

Making a Dedicated Hot Spare

121

 

 

Making a Global Hot Spare

122

 

 

 

Preparing a Drive for Removal

122

 

 

Removing a Drive from Hot Spare Pools

123

 

Undo Preparing a Drive for Removal 124

 

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Enabling Auto Learn Cycles for the Battery Backup Unit 124

Disabling Auto Learn Cycles for the Battery Backup Unit 125

Starting a Learn Cycle for a Battery Backup Unit 125

Toggling the Locator LED for a Physical Drive 126

Viewing Storage Controller Logs 127

Backing Up and Restoring the Adapter Configuration 127

Exporting the Adapter Configuration 127

Importing the Adapter Configuration 128

Restoring Adapter Defaults 129

Managing Adapter Firmware 130

Adapter Firmware 130

Installing Adapter Firmware 130

Activating Adapter Firmware 131

 

 

Resetting the Adapter 131

 

 

 

 

Configuring Communication Services

133

C H A P T E R

1 0

 

 

Configuring HTTP 133

 

 

 

 

Configuring SSH 134

 

 

 

 

Configuring XML API 135

 

 

 

 

XML API for CIMC 135

 

 

 

 

Enabling XML API 135

 

 

 

 

Configuring IPMI 136

 

 

 

 

IPMI Over LAN 136

 

 

 

 

Configuring IPMI over LAN

136

 

 

 

Configuring SNMP 137

 

 

 

 

SNMP 137

 

 

 

 

Configuring SNMP Properties 137

 

 

Configuring SNMP Trap Settings

139

 

 

Sending a Test SNMP Trap Message 140

 

 

Configuring SNMPv3 Users

140

 

 

 

Managing Certificates 143

 

 

C H A P T E R

1 1

 

 

Managing the Server Certificate 143

Generating a Certificate Signing Request 143

Creating a Self-Signed Certificate 145

 

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Uploading a Server Certificate 147

C H A P T E R 1 2

C H A P T E R 1 3

C H A P T E R 1 4

C H A P T E R 1 5

Configuring Platform Event Filters 149

Platform Event Filters 149

Enabling Platform Event Alerts 149

Disabling Platform Event Alerts 150

Configuring Platform Event Filters 150

Configuring Platform Event Trap Settings 152

Interpreting Platform Event Traps 153

CIMC Firmware Management 157

Overview of Firmware 157

Obtaining Firmware from Cisco 158

Installing CIMC Firmware from a Remote Server 159

Activating Installed CIMC Firmware 160

Installing BIOS Firmware from a Remote Server 162

Viewing Logs 165

Viewing the Faults and Logs Summary 165

CIMC Log 166

Viewing the CIMC Log 166

Clearing the CIMC Log 167

Configuring the CIMC Log Threshold 167

Sending the CIMC Log to a Remote Server 168

System Event Log 170

Viewing the System Event Log 170

Clearing the System Event Log 171

Server Utilities 173

Exporting Technical Support Data 173

Rebooting the CIMC 175

Clearing the BIOS CMOS 175

Recovering from a Corrupted BIOS 176

Resetting the CIMC to Factory Defaults 177

Exporting and Importing the CIMC Configuration 178

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Exporting and Importing the CIMC Configuration 178

Exporting the CIMC Configuration 178

Importing a CIMC Configuration 179

Generating Non maskable Interrupts to the Host 180

A P P E N D I X A

BIOS Parameters by Server Model 183

C22 and C24 Servers 183

Main BIOS Parameters for C22 and C24 Servers 183

Advanced BIOS Parameters for C22 and C24 Servers 184

Server Management BIOS Parameters for C22 and C24 Servers 200

C220 and C240 Servers 203

Main BIOS Parameters for C220 and C240 Servers 203

Advanced BIOS Parameters for C220 and C240 Servers 203

Server Management BIOS Parameters for C220 and C240 Servers 219

C260 Servers 222

 

 

 

Main BIOS Parameters for C260 Servers

222

 

 

Advanced BIOS Parameters for C260 Servers

222

 

Server Management BIOS Parameters for C260 Servers

232

C420 Servers 235

 

 

 

Main BIOS Parameters for C420 Servers

235

 

 

Advanced BIOS Parameters for C420 Servers

235

 

Server Management BIOS Parameters for C420 Servers

251

C460 Servers 253

 

 

 

Main BIOS Parameters for C460 Servers

253

 

 

Advanced BIOS Parameters for C460 Servers

253

 

Server Management BIOS Parameters for C460 Servers

263

 

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