Cisco UCS vcenter Plug-in Quick Start Guide April, 2013

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Cisco UCS vCenter Plug-in 0.9.2

Quick Start Guide

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1 OVERVIEW ... 3

1.1 PLUGIN ARCHITECTURE ... 3

2 INSTALLATION ... 4

2.1 PRE-INSTALL CHECKLIST... 4

2.2 INSTALLATION STEPS... 4

2.3 WHAT IS NEW IN CISCO UCSPLUGIN 0.9(2) ... 4

2.4 GETTING STARTED ... 5

3 VIEWS AND EXTENSIONS ... 7

3.1 HOME SCREEN VIEW ... 7

3.2 UCSDOMAINS VIEW (OBJECT NAVIGATOR) ... 7

3.3 CHASSIS VIEWS (OBJECT NAVIGATOR) ... 7

3.4 FABRIC INTERCONNECT VIEWS (OBJECT NAVIGATOR) ... 7

3.5 ESX SERVER VIEWS (OBJECT NAVIGATOR) ... 8

3.6 NON ESX SERVER VIEWS (OBJECT NAVIGATOR) ... 8

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Quick Start Guide Installation

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Cisco UCS vCenter Plug-in is a VMware vSphere web-client plug-in which enables virtualization administrator to view, manage and monitor various aspects of Cisco UCS Physical infrastructure. The plugin gives a physical view of the UCS hardware inventory deployment right inside the web client.

The Plug-in is supported on the VMware vSphere Web Client 5.1 or higher versions only.

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The Cisco UCS Plug-in can be divided into two major components, ucs-vcplugin service and ucs-vcplugin UI. ucs-vcplugin services use UCS Java SDK to interact with UCS domains over XML API interface. ucs-vcplugin UI is the flex based extension to the web client, which communicates to the ucs-vcplugin services to populate the UI.

ucs-vcplugin UI (Flex)

ucs-vcplugin Service

uses UCS Java SDK

Cisco UCS vCenter Plug-in

Cisco UCS

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 VMware vCenter 5.0 or higher.

 VMware vSphere web client 5.1 and its pre-requisites. Refer web client pre-requisites

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 Please read carefully the terms and conditions of End User License Agreement before

installing or using the plug-in.

 Use RegisterVCPlugin092.exe to register the Cisco UCS vCenter Plug-in.

 Refer to RegisterVCPlugin-README.html for more help.

 After a successful install, you would be able to see a Cisco UCS Icon on the Home

screen view, Administration category

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Following caveats were resolved in 0.9(2) release

 CSCue57514 - ESX servers are shown as non-ESX servers in vcenter plugin

 CSCue78623 - Download fails when using HTTPS server for hosting plugin

Now administrators need not download and host the plugin on a HTTP/HTTPS server if the Cisco Developer Network (CDN) site is reachable from their machine running vSphere Web Client. User can choose to register the plugin available in CDN and the vSphere Web Client will download it directly from CDN.

Lot of enhancements has been done in the plugin registration tool to make it user friendly and avoid errors during registration.

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Quick Start Guide Installation

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 Go to Home screen view, click on Cisco UCS Icon under administration category, this

will open Cisco UCS Management center.

 Register all your UCS domains here, this page also provides other functionalities to

handle registrations.

Note: Current version of plugin only supports one registration per UCS domain, which

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 To view to hierarchy of physical components, in the object navigator, navigate to vCenter > UCS Domains.

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Quick Start Guide References

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Displays the number of registered UCS domains with username, port and SSL information.

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 Object View

o Displays the number of active UCS domain sessions with name, virtual IP

address, username, privileges, version, port number and session Id information.

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 Summary View

o Displays the IO Modules, Fans and PSUs information.

 Column View

o Displays the chassis with name, model, vendor, overall status, thermal,

power, operability and configuration state information.

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 Summary View

o Displays Fans and PSUs information.

 Column View

o Displays the fabric interconnects with name, model, vendor, total memory,

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 Summary View

o Displays basic information about the server including UCS domain name, server

location, UUID, service profile, serial and overall status. Also provides functionalities like launch KVM, launch UCSM GUI and toggle locator LED.

 Monitor View

o Displays faults and various power and temperature stats.

 Manage View

o Displays various firmware and inventory components.

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 Summary View

o Displays basic information about the server including UCS domain name, server

location, UUID, service profile, serial and overall status. Also provides functionalities like, launch KVM, launch UCSM GUI and toggle locator LED.

 Monitor View

o Displays faults and various power and temperature stats.

 Manage View

o Displays various firmware and inventory components.

 Column View

o Displays servers with name, model, vendor, association, overall status,

number of CPUs, number of cores and total memory information.

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 Summary View

o Displays IO Modules, Fans and PSUs information.

 Column View

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