UCS Manager 2.1 “Delmar” Released

New Hardware Features in Release 2.1 Release 2.1(1a) adds support for the following: Cisco UCS CNA M73KR-Q Adapter for B-series M3 VIC 1225 Adapter for C-series C420 M3 Server New Software Features in Release 2.1 Release 2.1(1a) adds support for the following: Storage UCSM based FC Zoning – Direct Connect Topologies Multi-Hop FCoE Unified Appliance […]

HOW TO: Regenerate expired UCS Manager certificate

The default (self-signed) UCSM keyring certificate must be manually regenerated if the cluster name changes or the certificate expires (it is valid for one year).

Affected object: sys/pki-ext/keyring-default Description: default Keyring’s certificate is invalid, reason: expired Cause: invalid-keyring-certificate Code: F0910

Here is what needs to be done:

Make sure Fabric Interconnects have correct time […]

HOW TO: Configure a new Service Offering in EMC UIM/P

I am currently working on VMware vCloud Director Proof Of Concept and decided to use two spare UCS blades and some storage to build a test environment.

We are using Vblock 300HX and I recently rebuilt EMC UIM/P and imported current production cluster with EMC UIM/P Service Adoption Utility (I am working on the article […]

HOW TO: Upgrade Cisco UCS Manager, Fabric Interconnects, I/O Modules and B-Series blade server firmware

These instructions are for Cisco UCS B200 M2 blade server firmware upgrade from 2.0(1q) to 2.0(3a) (Vblock support matrix 2.5.9).

Before you start downloading firmware and upgrading UCS Manager and the blades, it may be a good idea to go through some housekeeping: Login to UCS Manager. Verify overall status of Fabric Interconnects, I/O Modules, […]

HOW TO: Update firmware on Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Standalone server

These instructions are for Cisco UCS C200 M2 standalone server firmware upgrade from 1.4(2) to 1.4(3c)2 (Vblock support matrix 2.5.9). The procedure for other Cisco UCS server models and UCS-managed servers might be different.

Download server firmware from Cisco Support website; Download Home >; Products >; Unified Computing and Servers >; Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount […]

VMware ESXi Driver for Cisco fnic and Cisco enic

Download VMware ESXi Driver for Cisco fnic and Cisco enic: Cisco fnic driver / fnic driver; Cisco enic driver / enic driver If the links above do not work, login to My VMware > Product & Downloads > All Downloads > VMware vSphere, select vSphere version and click on Drivers […]