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Exploring Cisco UCS Platform

Exploring Cisco UCS Platform

LAB Diagram:
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I. Download Cisco UCS current release version
https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-37827

II. Export/Open using Oracle virtual box or any compatible hypervisor.

III. Basic Configuration

Enter using the default login credential with the username: ucspe and password: ucspe
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( Prompt Menu )

A. Network Settings
1. Select N to change network settings.
2. At the Modify Connections prompt, enter y to modify connections.
3. At the Set Network Mode prompt, enter c to configure custom network.Repeat the following steps f. and g. three times, one for each interface.
4. At the Enter IP prompt, enter the static IP address to configure and press Enter.
5. At the Enter Netmask prompt, enter the Netmask to configure and press Enter.
6. At the Enter Gateway IP prompt, enter the IP address of the default gateway press Enter

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VIP – Virtual IP
FIA – Fabric Interconnect A (Used for Cluster)
FIB – Fabric Interconnect B (Used for Cluster)

IV. Launch UCS Manager http://10.0.0.2
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V. Verifying Platform Emulator Hardware
• These are the Platform tools.
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• Emulator Option
o Fabric Interconnect
o Rack Server
o Fabric Extender
o Chassis
o Blade server
Cisco UCS 5108 Chassis
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5108 Hardware Details

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VI. Copy/Create new Chassis
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Edit Device
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VII. Launch UCS Manager

  1. Go to Capture25 UCS manager.
  2. Select Capture26
  3. Login using the default account.
  4. Equipment topological view.

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VIII. Create Zoning Policy
Process:
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1. Go to Chassis > Policies > root > Disk zoning policies

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3. Fill in and add slots to policyCapture30

We have 56 disk installed.
a. Disk 1-20 -> Server 1
b. Disk 21-56 -> Server 2

4. Chassis Profile (Chassis > Chassis Profile > root > Create Chassis Profile )
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a. Profile nameCapture32

b. DefaultCapture33

c. Select associated chassisCapture34

d. Assign the diskCapture35

IX. Verification of server disk (Equipment > Chassis > Server > Inventory > Storage > Disk)
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X. Fabric Interconnect ( Equipment > FI )Capture37

You can configure or assign eth or fc on Physical display or under fixed module.

XI. Servers
a. Creation of Service profile
b. Can create policy for servers etc.

XII. LAN
a. Port-channel
b. VLAN
c. Port security
d. QOS Parameters
e. Control server traffic physically leaves the network (LAN Pin Group)
f. CDP
g. Network Control Policies (Action when link down)

XIII. SAN (Storage Area Network)
a. FCoe/FC
b. pWWN

XIV. Storage
a. Storage Profile
b. LUN Configuration
c. Array
d. RAID

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