Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cisco UCS - configure policies

Set Policies:


Network control policies (enable CDP)
  • LAB tab -> Policies -> root -> sub-organizations -> network control policies
    • Create network control policy
    • Enable CDP

Bios Policy:
  • Servers tab -> Policies -> root -> sub-organizations -> Bios Policies
  • Create bios policies
    • Mostly setting cpu settings

Host Firmware:
  • Servers tab -> Policies -> root -> sub-organizations -> Host Firmware Packages
  • Create host firmware package
    • Set simple and only blade package version.


Local disk configuration:
  • Servers tab -> Policies -> root -> sub-organizations -> Local disk config policies
    • Create local disk configuration policy
      • This is to setup SD card
        • Disable protect configuration
        • Enable flexflash state
        • Enable flexflash RAID reporting state
      • For SAN boot
        • Set mode to No local storage

Maintenance policy:
  • Servers tab -> Policies -> root -> sub-organizations -> maintenance policies
    • Create Maintenance Policy

Boot policy:

  • Servers tab -> Policies -> root -> sub-organizations -> boot policies
    • Create boot policy
      • Expand local devices and add to boot order
        • Start with Local CD, then remote virtual drive then SD card