Cisco UCS C220 M4 Server Installation and Service Guide

Cisco UCS C220 M4 Server
Installation and Service Guide
June 21, 2016
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CONTENTS
Preface
vii
Audience
Conventions
vii
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Related Documentation
xiii
Documentation Feedback
xiii
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
CHAPTER
1
Overview
1-1
External Features Overview
1-1
Replaceable Component Locations
Summary of Server Features
CHAPTER
2
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Installing the Server
1-5
1-6
2-1
Unpacking and Inspecting the Server
2-2
Preparing for Server Installation 2-3
Installation Guidelines 2-3
Rack Requirements 2-4
Equipment Requirements 2-4
Supported Slide Rail Kits 2-4
Slide Rail Adjustment Range and Cable Management Arm Dimensions
2-4
Installing the Server In a Rack 2-5
Installing the Slide Rails 2-5
Installing the Cable Management Arm (Optional) 2-8
Reversing the Cable Management Arm (Optional) 2-9
Initial Server Setup 2-10
Connecting and Powering On the Server (Standalone Mode)
Local Connection Procedure 2-10
Remote Connection Procedure 2-11
Cisco IMC Configuration Utility Setup 2-12
NIC Modes and NIC Redundancy Settings
NIC Modes 2-14
NIC Redundancy 2-14
2-10
2-14
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System BIOS and Cisco IMC Firmware 2-15
Updating the BIOS and Cisco IMC Firmware
Accessing the System BIOS 2-16
CHAPTER
3
Maintaining the Server
2-15
3-1
Server Monitoring and Management Tools 3-1
Cisco Integrated Management Interface 3-1
Server Configuration Utility 3-1
Status LEDs and Buttons 3-2
Front Panel LEDs 3-2
Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons 3-5
Internal Diagnostic LEDs 3-7
Preparing for Server Component Installation 3-8
Required Equipment 3-8
Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server 3-8
Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover 3-9
Serial Number Location 3-10
Hot-Swap or Hot-Plug Replacement 3-10
Installing or Replacing Server Components 3-11
Replaceable Component Locations 3-12
Replacing SAS/SATA Hard Drives or Solid State Drives 3-13
SAS/SATA Drive Population Guidelines 3-13
Replacing a SAS/SATA Drive 3-15
Replacing NVMe PCIe Solid State Drives 3-16
NVMe PCIe SSD Population Guidelines 3-16
NVME PCIe SSD Requirements and Restrictions 3-16
Replacing an NVMe PCIe SSD 3-16
Installing PCIe Riser Version 2B 3-17
Replacing Fan Modules 3-20
Replacing the Motherboard RTC Battery 3-22
Replacing DIMMs 3-24
Memory Performance Guidelines and Population Rules 3-24
DIMM Replacement Procedure 3-27
Replacing CPUs and Heatsinks 3-28
Special Information For Upgrades to Intel Xeon v4 CPUs 3-28
CPU Configuration Rules 3-28
CPU Replacement Procedure 3-29
Additional CPU-Related Parts to Order with RMA Replacement Motherboards
Replacing an Internal SD Card 3-33
3-32
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Enabling or Disabling the Internal USB Port 3-34
Replacing a Cisco Modular RAID Controller Riser (Internal Riser 3) 3-34
Replacing a Cisco Modular RAID Controller Card 3-36
RAID Card Firmware Compatibility 3-36
Replacement Procedure 3-36
Replacing a Modular RAID Controller Transportable Memory Module (TMM) 3-38
Replacing the Supercap Power Module (RAID Backup) 3-41
Replacing a Software RAID 5 Key Module 3-42
Replacing a PCIe Riser Assembly 3-44
Replacing a PCIe Card 3-46
PCIe Slots 3-46
Replacing a PCIe Card 3-47
Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards 3-49
Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Fusion ioDrive3 Storage Accelerator Cards
Installing Multiple PCIe Cards and Resolving Limited Resources 3-51
Installing and Enabling a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 3-53
TPM 2.0 Considerations 3-53
Installing the TPM Hardware 3-54
Enabling TPM Support in the BIOS 3-56
Enabling the Intel TXT Feature in the BIOS 3-56
Replacing an mLOM Card 3-58
Replacing Power Supplies 3-60
Replacing an AC Power Supply 3-60
Installing a DC Power Supply (UCSC-PSUV2-1050DC) 3-61
Installation Grounding 3-62
Service DIP Switches 3-63
DIP Switch Location on the Motherboard 3-63
Using the BIOS Recovery DIP Switch 3-64
Procedure 1: Reboot with recovery.cap File 3-64
Procedure 2: Use BIOS Recovery DIP switch and recovery.cap File
Using the Clear Password DIP Switch 3-66
Using the Clear CMOS DIP Switch 3-67
APPENDIX
A
Server Specifications
3-50
3-65
A-1
Physical Specifications
A-1
Environmental Specifications
A-2
Power Specifications A-3
770 W AC Power Supply A-3
1050W DC Power Supply A-4
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B
Power Cord Specifications
B-1
Supported Power Cords and Plugs B-1
AC Power Cord Illustrations B-3
APPENDIX
C
RAID Controller Considerations
C-1
Supported RAID Controllers and Required Cables
C-2
RAID Card Firmware Compatibility C-3
Write-Cache Policy for Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID Controller
C-3
Cisco UCS SAS 9300-8e HBA Considerations C-4
Mixing Rules C-4
Bad Drive and Predictive Failure Behavior C-4
Setting the Preferred Boot Device C-4
Mixing Drive Types in RAID Groups
RAID Backup Units
C-6
C-6
RAID Controller Migration
C-7
RAID Controller Cabling C-8
Cable Routing C-8
Cisco UCS C220 M4 Server Cabling C-9
SFF 8-Drive Backplane Cabling C-9
LFF 4-Drive Backplane Cabling C-10
Embedded SATA RAID Controllers C-11
Embedded SATA RAID Controller Requirements C-11
Embedded SATA RAID: Two SATA Controllers C-12
Embedded SATA RAID Controller Considerations C-13
Installing a Software RAID 5 Key Module for Embedded RAID 5 Support
Enabling the Embedded SATA RAID Controller in the BIOS C-13
Enabling SATA Mode and Selecting Option ROM Mode C-14
Disabling the Embedded RAID Controller in the BIOS C-15
Launching the LSI Embedded RAID Configuration Utility C-15
Installing LSI MegaSR Drivers For Windows and Linux C-16
Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers C-16
Microsoft Windows Driver Installation C-17
Linux Driver Installation C-19
Restoring RAID Configuration After Replacing a RAID Controller
For More Information
APPENDIX
D
C-13
C-24
C-25
Installation for Cisco UCS Integration
D-1
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Preface
This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco UCS C220 M4 Server
Installation and Service Guide. It also provides information about how to obtain related documentation.
Audience
This guide is for experienced network administrators who configure and maintain Cisco servers.
Conventions
This document uses the following conventions for notes, cautions, and safety warnings. Notes and
cautions contain important information that you should know.
Note
Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material that are not covered
in the publication.
Caution
Means reader be careful. Cautions contain information about something you might do that could result
in equipment damage or loss of data.
Safety warnings appear throughout this guide in procedures that, if performed incorrectly, can cause
physical injuries. A warning symbol precedes each warning statement.
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Warning
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you
work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar
with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of
each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this
device. Statement 1071
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Waarschuwing
BELANGRIJKE VEILIGHEIDSINSTRUCTIES
Dit waarschuwingssymbool betekent gevaar. U verkeert in een situatie die lichamelijk letsel kan
veroorzaken. Voordat u aan enige apparatuur gaat werken, dient u zich bewust te zijn van de bij
elektrische schakelingen betrokken risico's en dient u op de hoogte te zijn van de standaard
praktijken om ongelukken te voorkomen. Gebruik het nummer van de verklaring onderaan de
waarschuwing als u een vertaling van de waarschuwing die bij het apparaat wordt geleverd, wilt
raadplegen.
BEWAAR DEZE INSTRUCTIES
Varoitus
TÄRKEITÄ TURVALLISUUSOHJEITA
Tämä varoitusmerkki merkitsee vaaraa. Tilanne voi aiheuttaa ruumiillisia vammoja. Ennen kuin
käsittelet laitteistoa, huomioi sähköpiirien käsittelemiseen liittyvät riskit ja tutustu
onnettomuuksien yleisiin ehkäisytapoihin. Turvallisuusvaroitusten käännökset löytyvät laitteen
mukana toimitettujen käännettyjen turvallisuusvaroitusten joukosta varoitusten lopussa näkyvien
lausuntonumeroiden avulla.
SÄILYTÄ NÄMÄ OHJEET
Attention
IMPORTANTES INFORMATIONS DE SÉCURITÉ
Ce symbole d'avertissement indique un danger. Vous vous trouvez dans une situation pouvant
entraîner des blessures ou des dommages corporels. Avant de travailler sur un équipement, soyez
conscient des dangers liés aux circuits électriques et familiarisez-vous avec les procédures
couramment utilisées pour éviter les accidents. Pour prendre connaissance des traductions des
avertissements figurant dans les consignes de sécurité traduites qui accompagnent cet appareil,
référez-vous au numéro de l'instruction situé à la fin de chaque avertissement.
CONSERVEZ CES INFORMATIONS
Warnung
WICHTIGE SICHERHEITSHINWEISE
Dieses Warnsymbol bedeutet Gefahr. Sie befinden sich in einer Situation, die zu Verletzungen führen
kann. Machen Sie sich vor der Arbeit mit Geräten mit den Gefahren elektrischer Schaltungen und
den üblichen Verfahren zur Vorbeugung vor Unfällen vertraut. Suchen Sie mit der am Ende jeder
Warnung angegebenen Anweisungsnummer nach der jeweiligen Übersetzung in den übersetzten
Sicherheitshinweisen, die zusammen mit diesem Gerät ausgeliefert wurden.
BEWAHREN SIE DIESE HINWEISE GUT AUF.
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IMPORTANTI ISTRUZIONI SULLA SICUREZZA
Questo simbolo di avvertenza indica un pericolo. La situazione potrebbe causare infortuni alle
persone. Prima di intervenire su qualsiasi apparecchiatura, occorre essere al corrente dei pericoli
relativi ai circuiti elettrici e conoscere le procedure standard per la prevenzione di incidenti.
Utilizzare il numero di istruzione presente alla fine di ciascuna avvertenza per individuare le
traduzioni delle avvertenze riportate in questo documento.
CONSERVARE QUESTE ISTRUZIONI
Advarsel
VIKTIGE SIKKERHETSINSTRUKSJONER
Dette advarselssymbolet betyr fare. Du er i en situasjon som kan føre til skade på person. Før du
begynner å arbeide med noe av utstyret, må du være oppmerksom på farene forbundet med
elektriske kretser, og kjenne til standardprosedyrer for å forhindre ulykker. Bruk nummeret i slutten
av hver advarsel for å finne oversettelsen i de oversatte sikkerhetsadvarslene som fulgte med denne
enheten.
TA VARE PÅ DISSE INSTRUKSJONENE
Aviso
INSTRUÇÕES IMPORTANTES DE SEGURANÇA
Este símbolo de aviso significa perigo. Você está em uma situação que poderá ser causadora de
lesões corporais. Antes de iniciar a utilização de qualquer equipamento, tenha conhecimento dos
perigos envolvidos no manuseio de circuitos elétricos e familiarize-se com as práticas habituais de
prevenção de acidentes. Utilize o número da instrução fornecido ao final de cada aviso para
localizar sua tradução nos avisos de segurança traduzidos que acompanham este dispositivo.
GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUÇÕES
¡Advertencia!
INSTRUCCIONES IMPORTANTES DE SEGURIDAD
Este símbolo de aviso indica peligro. Existe riesgo para su integridad física. Antes de manipular
cualquier equipo, considere los riesgos de la corriente eléctrica y familiarícese con los
procedimientos estándar de prevención de accidentes. Al final de cada advertencia encontrará el
número que le ayudará a encontrar el texto traducido en el apartado de traducciones que acompaña
a este dispositivo.
GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUCCIONES
Varning!
VIKTIGA SÄKERHETSANVISNINGAR
Denna varningssignal signalerar fara. Du befinner dig i en situation som kan leda till personskada.
Innan du utför arbete på någon utrustning måste du vara medveten om farorna med elkretsar och
känna till vanliga förfaranden för att förebygga olyckor. Använd det nummer som finns i slutet av
varje varning för att hitta dess översättning i de översatta säkerhetsvarningar som medföljer denna
anordning.
SPARA DESSA ANVISNINGAR
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INSTRUÇÕES IMPORTANTES DE SEGURANÇA
Este símbolo de aviso significa perigo. Você se encontra em uma situação em que há risco de lesões
corporais. Antes de trabalhar com qualquer equipamento, esteja ciente dos riscos que envolvem os
circuitos elétricos e familiarize-se com as práticas padrão de prevenção de acidentes. Use o
número da declaração fornecido ao final de cada aviso para localizar sua tradução nos avisos de
segurança traduzidos que acompanham o dispositivo.
GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUÇÕES
Advarsel
VIGTIGE SIKKERHEDSANVISNINGER
Dette advarselssymbol betyder fare. Du befinder dig i en situation med risiko for
legemesbeskadigelse. Før du begynder arbejde på udstyr, skal du være opmærksom på de
involverede risici, der er ved elektriske kredsløb, og du skal sætte dig ind i standardprocedurer til
undgåelse af ulykker. Brug erklæringsnummeret efter hver advarsel for at finde oversættelsen i de
oversatte advarsler, der fulgte med denne enhed.
GEM DISSE ANVISNINGER
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CH A P T E R
1
Overview
This chapter provides an overview of the Cisco UCS C220 M4 server features:
•
External Features Overview, page 1-1
•
Replaceable Component Locations, page 1-5
•
Summary of Server Features, page 1-6
External Features Overview
The figures in this section show an overview of external server features.
The server is orderable in two different versions, each with one of two different front panel/backplane
configurations:
•
Cisco UCS C220 M4—Small form-factor (SFF) drives, with eight-drive backplane.
This version holds up to eight 2.5-inch SAS hard drives or solid state drives (SSDs). This version
supports up to two NVMe PCIe SSDs. See Figure 1-1.
•
Cisco UCS C220 M4—Large form factor (LFF) drives, with four-drive backplane.
This version holds up to four 3.5-inch SAS hard drives. See Figure 1-2.
•
The rear panel features are the same for both versions of the server. See Figure 1-3.
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External Features Overview
Figure 1-1 shows the front panel features of the SFF drives, eight-drive version of the server.
Figure 1-1
Cisco UCS C220 M4 Server (SFF Drives, 8-Drive) Front Panel Features
4
5
7
6
9
8
10
3
HDD 01
HDD 04
HDD 02
HDD 05
HDD 03
HDD 06
HDD 07
HDD 08
1
352973
2
11
1
Drive bays 1–8 support SAS/SATA drives
7
2
Drive bays 1 and 2 support SAS/SATA and 8
NVMe PCIe solid state drives (SSDs).
3
Pull-out asset tag
9
4
Operations panel buttons and LEDs
10 Power supply status LED
5
Power button/power status LED
11 Network link activity LED
6
Unit identification button/LED
12 KVM connector (used with KVM cable that
provides two USB 2.0, one VGA, and one serial
connector)
System status LED
Fan status LED
Temperature status LED
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Figure 1-2 shows the front panel features of the LFF drives, four-drive version of the server.
Cisco UCS C220 M4 Server (LFF Drives, 4-Drive) Front Panel Features
4
5
7
6
2
HDD 01
HDD 02
9
8
10
3
HDD 03
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HDD 04
1
11
1
Drives (up to four 2.5-inch drives)
7
Fan status LED
2
Pull-out asset tag
8
Temperature status LED
3
Operations panel buttons and LEDs
9
Power supply status LED
4
Power button/power status LED
10 Network link activity LED
5
Unit identification button/LED
11 KVM connector (used with KVM cable that provides
two USB 2.0, one VGA, and one serial connector)
6
System status LED
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External Features Overview
Figure 1-3 shows the rear panel features of the server (identical for both versions of the server).
Cisco UCS C220 M4 Server Rear Panel Features
1
2
PCIe 01
PCIe 02
PSU 01
PSU 02
mLOM
1
3
4
5
6
7
2
8
9
10
11
1
PCIe riser 1/slot 1
7
Serial port (RJ-45 connector)
2
PCIe riser 2/slot 2
8
Dual 1-Gb Ethernet ports (LAN1 and LAN2)
3
Modular LAN-on-motherboard (mLOM) card 9
slot
4
Grounding-lug hole (for DC power supplies)
10 Rear unit identification button/LED
5
USB 3.0 ports (two)
11 Power supplies (up to two, redundant as 1+1)
6
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management port
VGA video port (DB-15)
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Replaceable Component Locations
This section shows the locations of the field-replaceable components. The view in Figure 1-4 is from the
top down with the top cover and air baffle removed.
Figure 1-4
Replaceable Component Locations
2
3
4
6
5
7
8
PSU 2
SD 1
FAN 6
9
FAN 5
CPU 2
PSU 1
SD 2
FAN 4
10
PCIe Riser 2
1
11
FAN 3
PCIe Riser 1
12
CPU 1
FAN 2
FAN 1
17
1
16
Drive bays 1–8 support SAS/SATA drives.
SFF, 8-drive version only: Drive bays 1 and 2
support SAS/SATA drives and NVMe PCIe SSDs.
NVMe drives require PCIe riser version 2B in the
server to provide the PCIe bus connection.
15
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13
14
10 Trusted platform module (TPM) socket
on motherboard (not visible in this view)
2
Cooling fan modules (six)
11 PCIe riser 2 (half-height PCIe slot 2)
3
Supercap Power Module (RAID backup) mounting 12 PCIe riser 1 (full-height PCIe slot 1)
bracket
4
DIMM sockets on motherboard (24)
13 Modular LOM (mLOM) connector on
chassis floor
5
CPUs and heatsinks (up to two)
14 Cisco modular RAID controller PCIe
riser (dedicated riser with horizontal
socket)
6
Embedded SATA RAID header for RAID 5 key
15 Cisco modular RAID controller card
7
SD card bays on motherboard (two)
16 Embedded SATA RAID mini-SAS
connectors on motherboard (not visible
in this view)
8
Internal USB 3.0 port on motherboard
17 RTC battery on motherboard
9
Power supplies (up to two, hot-swappable when
redundant as 1+1)
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Table 1-1 lists the features of the server.
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Table 1-1
Cisco UCS C220 M4 Server Features
Feature
Description
Chassis
One rack-unit (1RU) chassis.
Processors
Up to two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Series processors.
Memory
24 DDR4 DIMM1 sockets on the motherboard (12 each CPU).
Multi-bit error
protection
Multi-bit error protection is supported.
Baseboard
management
BMC, running Cisco Integrated Management Controller (Cisco IMC) firmware.
Network and
management I/O
Supported connectors:
Depending on your Cisco IMC settings, Cisco IMC can be accessed through the
1-Gb dedicated management port, the 1-Gb Ethernet LOM ports, or a Cisco virtual
interface card.
•
•
•
•
•
•
One 1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management port
Two 1-Gb BASE-T Ethernet LAN ports
One RS-232 serial port (RJ-45 connector)
One 15-pin VGA2 connector
Two USB3 3.0 connectors
One front-panel KVM connector that is used with the KVM cable, which
provides two USB 2.0, one VGA, and one serial (DB-9) connector.
Modular LOM
Dedicated socket that can be used to add an mLOM card for additional rear-panel
connectivity (up to four 1-Gb or 10-Gb Ethernet ports).
WoL
1-Gb BASE-T Ethernet LAN ports support the wake-on-LAN (WoL) standard.
Power
Two power supplies:
•
AC power supplies 770 W AC each.
•
DC power supplies 1050 W DC each.
Do not mix power supply types or wattages in the server.
Redundant as 1+1. See Power Specifications, page A-3.
ACPI
The advanced configuration and power interface (ACPI) 4.0 standard is supported.
Cooling
Six hot-swappable fan modules for front-to-rear cooling.
PCIe I/O
Two horizontal PCIe4 expansion slots on two risers (single riser assembly).
See Replacing a PCIe Card, page 3-46 for specifications of the slots.
InfiniBand
The bus slots in this server support the InfiniBand architecture.
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Feature
Description (continued)
Storage
Drives are installed into front-panel drive bays. The server is orderable in two
different versions, each with different front panel/backplane configurations
•
Cisco UCS C220 M4—Small form-factor (SFF) drives, with eight-drive
backplane. Holds up to eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA drives. SAS/SATA drives are
hot-swappable.5
This version of the server also supports up to two NVMe PCIe SSDs in bays 1
and 2. NVME PCIe SSDs are hot-pluggable.6 NVMe drives require PCIe riser
version 2B in the server to provide the PCIe bus connection.
•
Cisco UCS C220 M4—Large form factor (LFF) drives, with four-drive
backplane. Holds up to four 3.5-inch SAS/SATA drives.
Internal USB
One internal USB 3.0 port on the motherboard that you can use with a USB thumb
drive for additional storage.
SD cards
Two internal bays on the motherboard for up to two SD cards.
The two flash drives can be configured in a RAID 1 configuration.
Disk
Management
(RAID)
The server has a dedicated internal riser for a PCIe-style Cisco modular RAID
controller card.
The server can optionally use its own embedded SATA RAID controller. You can
optionally add a RAID 5 key to upgrade this embedded SATA RAID.
Note
The embedded RAID option is not available with the large
form factor drives, four-drive version of the server at this
time.
For a list of RAID7 controller options and required cabling, see Supported RAID
Controllers and Required Cables, page C-2.
RAID Backup
The server has a mounting bracket for the supercap power module that is used with
Cisco modular RAID controller card.
Video
VGA video resolution up to 1920 x 1200, 16 bpp at 60 Hz, and up to 256 MB of
video memory.
1. DIMM = dual inline memory module
2. VGA = video graphics array
3. USB = universal serial bus
4. PCIe = peripheral component interconnect express
5. Hot swappable = no shutdown of the components is required before removal with the server power on.
6. Hot-pluggable = shutdown of the components is required before removal with the server power on.
7. RAID = redundant array of independent disks
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This chapter describes how to install the server, and it includes the following sections:
Note
Warning
•
Unpacking and Inspecting the Server, page 2-2
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Preparing for Server Installation, page 2-3
•
Installing the Server In a Rack, page 2-5
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Initial Server Setup, page 2-10
•
NIC Modes and NIC Redundancy Settings, page 2-14
•
System BIOS and Cisco IMC Firmware, page 2-15
•
Updating the BIOS and Cisco IMC Firmware, page 2-15
Before you install, operate, or service a server, review the Regulatory Compliance and Safety
Information for Cisco UCS C-Series Servers for important safety information.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you
work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar
with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of
each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device.
Statement 1071
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Unpacking and Inspecting the Server
Caution
When handling internal server components, wear an ESD strap and handle modules by the carrier edges
only.
Tip
Keep the shipping container in case the server requires shipping in the future.
Note
The chassis is thoroughly inspected before shipment. If any damage occurred during transportation or
any items are missing, contact your customer service representative immediately.
Step 1
Remove the server from its cardboard container and save all packaging material.
Step 2
Compare the shipment to the equipment list provided by your customer service representative. Verify
that you have all items.
Step 3
Check for damage and report any discrepancies or damage to your customer service representative. Have
the following information ready:
•
Invoice number of shipper (see the packing slip)
•
Model and serial number of the damaged unit
•
Description of damage
•
Effect of damage on the installation
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Preparing for Server Installation
This section provides information about preparing for server installation, and it includes the following
topics:
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Installation Guidelines, page 2-3
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Rack Requirements, page 2-4
•
Equipment Requirements, page 2-4
•
Slide Rail Adjustment Range and Cable Management Arm Dimensions, page 2-4
Installation Guidelines
Warning
To prevent the system from overheating, do not operate it in an area that exceeds the maximum
recommended ambient temperature of: 40° C (104° F).
Statement 1047
Warning
The plug-socket combination must be accessible at all times, because it serves as the main
disconnecting device.
Statement 1019
Warning
This product relies on the building’s installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that
the protective device is rated not greater than: 250 V, 15 A.
Statement 1005
Warning
Installation of the equipment must comply with local and national electrical codes.
Statement 1074
Caution
To ensure proper airflow it is necessary to rack the servers using rail kits. Physically placing the units
on top of one another or “stacking” without the use of the rail kits blocks the air vents on top of the
servers, which could result in overheating, higher fan speeds, and higher power consumption. We
recommend that you mount your servers on rail kits when you are installing them into the rack because
these rails provide the minimal spacing required between the servers. No additional spacing between the
servers is required when you mount the units using rail kits.
Caution
Avoid UPS types that use ferroresonant technology. These UPS types can become unstable with systems
such as the Cisco UCS, which can have substantial current draw fluctuations from fluctuating data traffic
patterns.
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When you are installing a server, use the following guidelines:
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Plan your site configuration and prepare the site before installing the server. See the Cisco UCS Site
Preparation Guide for the recommended site planning tasks.
•
Ensure that there is adequate space around the server to allow for servicing the server and for
adequate airflow. The airflow in this server is from front to back.
•
Ensure that the air-conditioning meets the thermal requirements listed in the Server Specifications,
page A-1.
•
Ensure that the cabinet or rack meets the requirements listed in the “Rack Requirements” section on
page 2-4.
•
Ensure that the site power meets the power requirements listed in the Server Specifications,
page A-1. If available, you can use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect against power
failures.
Rack Requirements
This section provides the requirements for the standard open racks.
The rack must be of the following type:
•
A standard 19-in. (48.3-cm) wide, four-post EIA rack, with mounting posts that conform to English
universal hole spacing, per section 1 of ANSI/EIA-310-D-1992.
•
The rack post holes can be square 0.38-inch (9.6 mm), round 0.28-inch (7.1 mm), #12-24 UNC, or
#10-32 UNC when you use the supplied slide rails.
•
The minimum vertical rack space per server must be one RU, equal to 1.75 in. (44.45 mm).
Equipment Requirements
The slide rails sold by Cisco Systems for this server do not require tools for installation.
Supported Slide Rail Kits
This server supports two rail kit options:
•
Cisco part UCSC-RAILB-M4= (ball-bearing rail kit).
•
Cisco part UCSC-RAILF-M4= (friction rail kit).
Do not attempt to use a rail kit that was for the Cisco UCS C220 M3 server; the rail kits for the Cisco
UCS C220 M4 server have been designed specifically for it.
Slide Rail Adjustment Range and Cable Management Arm Dimensions
The slide rails for this server have an adjustment range of 24 to 36 inches (610 to 914 mm).
The optional cable management arm (CMA) adds additional length requirements:
•
The additional distance from the rear of the server to the rear of the CMA is 5.4 inches (137.4 mm).
•
The total length of the server including the CMA is 35.2 inches (894 mm).
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This section contains the following sections:
•
Installing the Slide Rails, page 2-5
•
Installing the Cable Management Arm (Optional), page 2-8
•
Reversing the Cable Management Arm (Optional), page 2-9
Installing the Slide Rails
This section describes how to install the server in a rack using the rack kits that are sold by Cisco.
Warning
To prevent bodily injury when mounting or servicing this unit in a rack, you must take special
precautions to ensure that the system remains stable. The following guidelines are provided to ensure
your safety:
This unit should be mounted at the bottom of the rack if it is the only unit in the rack.
When mounting this unit in a partially filled rack, load the rack from the bottom to the top with the heaviest component
at the bottom of the rack.
If the rack is provided with stabilizing devices, install the stabilizers before mounting or servicing the unit in the rack.
Statement 1006
Step 1
Attach the inner rails to the sides of the server:
a.
Align an inner rail with one side of the server so that the three keyed slots in the rail align with the
three pegs on the side of the server (see Figure 2-1).
b.
Set the keyed slots over the pegs, and then slide the rail toward the front to lock it in place on the
pegs. The front slot has a metal clip that locks over the front peg.
c.
Install the second inner rail to the opposite side of the server.
Attaching Inner Rail to Side of Server
353363
Figure 2-1
1
1
2
Front of server
2
Locking clip on inner rail
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Step 2
Open the front securing plate on both slide-rail assemblies. The front end of the slide-rail assembly has
a spring-loaded securing plate that must be open before you can insert the mounting pegs into the
rack-post holes (see Figure 2-2).
On the outside of the assembly, push the green arrow button toward the rear to open the securing plate.
Figure 2-2
Front Securing Mechanism, Inside of Front End
2
1
3
Step 3
1
Front mounting pegs
2
Rack post
3
Securing plate shown pulled back to open
position
Install the outer slide rails into the rack:
a.
Align one slide-rail assembly front end with the front rack-post holes that you want to use.
The slide rail front-end wraps around the outside of the rack post and the mounting pegs enter the
rack-post holes from the outside-front (see Figure 2-2).
Note
The rack post must be between the mounting pegs and the open securing plate.
b.
Push the mounting pegs into the rack-post holes from the outside-front.
c.
Press the securing plate release button, marked PUSH. The spring-loaded securing plate closes to
lock the pegs in place.
d.
Adjust the slide-rail length, and then push the rear mounting pegs into the corresponding rear
rack-post holes. The slide rail must be level front-to-rear.
The rear mounting pegs enter the rear rack-post holes from the inside of the rack post.
e.
Attach the second slide-rail assembly to the opposite side of the rack. Ensure that the two slide-rail
assemblies are at the same height with each other and are level front-to-back.
f.
Pull the inner slide rails on each assembly out toward the rack front until they hit the internal stops
and lock in place.
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Caution
Insert the server into the slide rails:
This server can weigh up to 67 pounds (59 kilograms) when fully loaded with components. We
recommend that you use a minimum of two people or a mechanical lift when lifting the server.
Attempting this procedure alone could result in personal injury or equipment damage.
a.
Align the rear of the inner rails that are attached to the server sides with the front ends of the empty
slide rails on the rack.
b.
Push the inner rails into the slide rails on the rack until they stop at the internal stops.
c.
Slide the release clip toward the rear on both inner rails, and then continue pushing the server into
the rack until its front slam latches engage with the rack posts.
Inner Rail Release Clip
353364
Figure 2-3
1
Step 5
2
3
1
Inner rail release clip
3
2
Inner rail attached to server and inserted into
outer rail
Outer rail attached to rack post
(Optional) Secure the server in the rack more permanently by using the two screws that are provided with
the slide rails. Perform this step if you plan to move the rack with servers installed.
With the server fully pushed into the slide rails, open a hinged slam latch lever on the front of the server
and insert the screw through the hole that is under the lever. The screw threads into the static part of the
rail on the rack post and prevents the server from being pulled out. Repeat for the opposite slam latch.
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Note
The CMA is reversible left to right. To reverse the CMA, see Reversing the Cable Management
Arm (Optional), page 2-9 before installation.
Step 1
With the server pushed fully into the rack, slide the CMA tab of the CMA arm that is farthest from the
server onto the end of the stationary slide rail that is attached to the rack post (see Figure 2-4). Slide the
tab over the end of the rail until it clicks and locks.
Step 2
Slide the CMA tab that is closest to the server over the end of the inner rail that is attached to the server
(see Figure 2-4). Slide the tab over the end of the rail until it clicks and locks.
Step 3
Pull out the width-adjustment slider that is at the opposite end of the CMA assembly until it matches the
width of your rack (see Figure 2-4).
Step 4
Slide the CMA tab that is at the end of the width-adjustment slider onto the end of the stationary slide
rail that is attached to the rack post (see Figure 2-4). Slide the tab over the end of the rail until it clicks
and locks.
Step 5
Open the hinged flap at the top of each plastic cable guide and route your cables through the cable guides
as desired.
Figure 2-4
Attaching the Cable Management Arm to the Rear of the Slide Rails
3
1
2
352584
4
1
CMA tab on arm farthest from server and end 3
of stationary outer slide rail
CMA tab on width-adjustment slider and end
of stationary outer slide rail
2
CMA tab on arm closest to the server and end 4
of inner slide rail attached to server
Rear of server
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Step 1
Rotate the entire CMA assembly 180 degrees. The plastic cable guides must remain pointing upward.
Step 2
Flip the tabs at the end of each CMA arm so that they point toward the rear of the server.
Step 3
Pivot the tab that is at the end of the width-adjustment slider. Depress and hold the metal button on the
outside of the tab and pivot the tab 180 degrees so that it points toward the rear of the server.
Figure 2-5
Reversing the CMA
352585
PUSH
2
1
1
CMA tab on end of width-adjustment slider
2
Metal button for rotating
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Initial Server Setup
Connecting and Powering On the Server (Standalone Mode)
Note
This section describes how to power on the server, assign an IP address, and connect to server
management when using the server in standalone mode. To use the server in Cisco UCS Manager
integration, specific cabling and settings are required. See Installation for Cisco UCS Integration,
page D-1.
The server is shipped with these default settings:
•
The NIC mode is Shared LOM EXT.
Shared LOM EXT mode enables the 1-Gb Ethernet ports and the ports on any installed Cisco virtual
interface card (VIC) to access Cisco Integrated Management Interface (Cisco IMC). If you want to
use the 10/100/1000 dedicated management ports to access Cisco IMC, you can connect to the server
and change the NIC mode as described in Step 1 of the following procedure.
•
The NIC redundancy is active-active. All Ethernet ports are utilized simultaneously.
•
DHCP is enabled.
•
IPv4 is enabled.
There are two methods for connecting to the system for initial setup:
•
Local setup—Use this procedure if you want to connect a keyboard and monitor to the system for
setup. This procedure can use a KVM cable (Cisco PID N20-BKVM) or the ports on the rear of the
server. See Local Connection Procedure, page 2-10.
•
Remote setup—Use this procedure if you want to perform setup through your dedicated
management LAN. See Remote Connection Procedure, page 2-11.
Note
To configure the system remotely, you must have a DHCP server on the same network as the
system. Your DHCP server must be preconfigured with the range of MAC addresses for this
server node. The MAC address is printed on a label that is on the pull-out asset tag on the front
panel (see Figure 1-1 or Figure 1-2). This server node has a range of six MAC addresses
assigned to the Cisco IMC. The MAC address printed on the label is the beginning of the range
of six contiguous MAC addresses.
Local Connection Procedure
Step 1
Attach a power cord to each power supply in your server, and then attach each power cord to a grounded
AC power outlet. See Power Specifications, page A-3 for power specifications.
Wait for approximately two minutes to let the server boot in standby power during the first bootup.
You can verify system power status by looking at the system Power Status LED on the front panel (see
External Features Overview, page 1-1). The system is in standby power mode when the LED is amber.
Step 2
Connect a USB keyboard and VGA monitor to the server using one of the following methods:
•
Connect a USB keyboard and VGA monitor to the corresponding connectors on the rear panel (see
External Features Overview, page 1-1).
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Step 3
Connect an optional KVM cable (Cisco PID N20-BKVM) to the KVM connector on the front panel
(see External Features Overview, page 1-1 for the connector location). Connect your USB keyboard
and VGA monitor to the KVM cable.
Open the Cisco IMC Configuration Utility:
a.
Press and hold the front panel power button for four seconds to boot the server.
b.
During bootup, press F8 when prompted to open the Cisco IMC Configuration Utility.
This utility has two windows that you can switch between by pressing F1 or F2.
Step 4
Continue with Cisco IMC Configuration Utility Setup, page 2-12.
Remote Connection Procedure
Step 1
Attach a power cord to each power supply in your server, and then attach each power cord to a grounded
AC power outlet. See Power Specifications, page A-3 for power specifications.
Wait for approximately two minutes to let the server boot in standby power during the first bootup.
You can verify system power status by looking at the system Power Status LED on the front panel (see
External Features Overview, page 1-1). The system is in standby power mode when the LED is amber.
Step 2
Plug your management Ethernet cable into the dedicated management port on the rear panel (see
External Features Overview, page 1-1).
Step 3
Allow your preconfigured DHCP server to assign an IP address to the server node.
Step 4
Use the assigned IP address to access and log in to the Cisco IMC for the server node. Consult with your
DHCP server administrator to determine the IP address.
Note
The default user name for the server is admin. The default password is password.
Step 5
From the Cisco IMC Server Summary page, click Launch KVM Console. A separate KVM console
window opens.
Step 6
From the Cisco IMC Summary page, click Power Cycle Server. The system reboots.
Step 7
Select the KVM console window.
Note
Step 8
The KVM console window must be the active window for the following keyboard actions to
work.
When prompted, press F8 to enter the Cisco IMC Configuration Utility. This utility opens in the KVM
console window.
This utility has two windows that you can switch between by pressing F1 or F2.
Step 9
Continue with Cisco IMC Configuration Utility Setup, page 2-12.
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Cisco IMC Configuration Utility Setup
The following procedure is performed after you connect to the system and open the Cisco IMC
Configuration Utility.
Step 1
Set NIC mode and NIC redundancy:
a.
Set the NIC mode to choose which ports to use to access Cisco IMC for server management (see
Figure 1-3 on page 1-4 for identification of the ports):
•
Shared LOM EXT (default)—This is the shared LOM extended mode, the factory-default setting.
With this mode, the Shared LOM and Cisco Card interfaces are both enabled.
In this mode, DHCP replies are returned to both the shared LOM ports and the Cisco card ports. If
the system determines that the Cisco card connection is not getting its IP address from a Cisco UCS
Manager system because the server is in standalone mode, further DHCP requests from the Cisco
card are disabled. Use the Cisco Card NIC mode if you want to connect to Cisco IMC through a
Cisco card in standalone mode.
•
Shared LOM—The 1-Gb Ethernet ports are used to access Cisco IMC. You must select a NIC
redundancy and IP setting.
•
Dedicated—The dedicated management port is used to access Cisco IMC. You must select a NIC
redundancy and IP setting.
•
Cisco Card—The ports on an installed Cisco UCS virtual interface card (VIC) are used to access the
Cisco IMC. You must select a NIC redundancy and IP setting.
See also the required VIC Slot setting below.
•
VIC Slot—If you use the Cisco Card NIC mode, you must select this setting to match where your
VIC is installed. The choices are Riser1, Riser2, or Flex-LOM (the mLOM slot).
– If you select Riser1, slot 1 is used.
– If you select Riser2, slot 2 is used.
– If you select Flex-LOM, you must use an mLOM-style VIC in the mLOM slot.
b.
Use this utility to change the NIC redundancy to your preference. This server has three possible NIC
redundancy settings:
– None—The Ethernet ports operate independently and do not fail over if there is a problem. This
setting can be used only with the Dedicated NIC mode.
– Active-standby—If an active Ethernet port fails, traffic fails over to a standby port.
– Active-active—All Ethernet ports are utilized simultaneously. The Shared LOM EXT mode can
have only this NIC redundancy setting. Shared LOM and Cisco Card modes can have both
Active-standby and Active-active settings.
Step 2
Choose whether to enable DHCP for dynamic network settings, or to enter static network settings.
Note
Before you enable DHCP, you must preconfigure your DHCP server with the range of MAC
addresses for this server. The MAC address is printed on a label on the rear of the server. This
server has a range of six MAC addresses assigned to Cisco IMC. The MAC address printed on
the label is the beginning of the range of six contiguous MAC addresses.
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The static IPv4 and IPv6 settings include the following:
•
The Cisco IMC IP address.
•
The prefix/subnet.
For IPv6, valid values are 1–127.
•
The gateway.
For IPv6, if you do not know the gateway, you can set it as none by entering :: (two colons).
•
The preferred DNS server address.
For IPv6, you can set this as none by entering :: (two colons).
Step 3
(Optional) Use this utility to make VLAN settings.
Step 4
Press F1 to go to the second settings window, then continue with the next step.
From the second window, you can press F2 to switch back to the first window.
Step 5
(Optional) Set a hostname for the server.
Step 6
(Optional) Enable dynamic DNS and set a dynamic DNS (DDNS) domain.
Step 7
(Optional) If you check the Factory Default check box, the server reverts to the factory defaults.
Step 8
(Optional) Set a default user password.
Step 9
(Optional) Enable auto-negotiation of port settings or set the port speed and duplex mode manually.
Note
Auto-negotiation is applicable only when you use the Dedicated NIC mode. Auto-negotiation
sets the port speed and duplex mode automatically based on the switch port to which the server
is connected. If you disable auto-negotiation, you must set the port speed and duplex mode
manually.
Step 10
(Optional) Reset port profiles and the port name.
Step 11
Press F5 to refresh the settings that you made. You might have to wait about 45 seconds until the new
settings appear and the message, “Network settings configured” is displayed before you reboot the server
in the next step.
Step 12
Press F10 to save your settings and reboot the server.
Note
If you chose to enable DHCP, the dynamically assigned IP and MAC addresses are displayed on
the console screen during bootup.
Use a browser and the IP address of the Cisco IMC to connect to the Cisco IMC management interface.
The IP address is based upon the settings that you made (either a static address or the address assigned
by your DHCP server).
Note
The default username for the server is admin. The default password is password.
To manage the server, see the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server Configuration Guide or the Cisco
UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server CLI Configuration Guide for instructions on using those interfaces.
The links to these documents are in the C-Series documentation roadmap:
http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/c-series-doc
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NIC Modes and NIC Redundancy Settings
NIC Modes
This server has the following NIC mode settings that you can choose from:
•
Shared LOM EXT (default)—This is the Shared LOM extended mode, the factory-default setting.
With this mode, the shared LOM and Cisco Card interfaces are both enabled.
In this mode, DHCP replies are returned to both the shared LOM ports and the Cisco card ports. If
the system determines that the Cisco card connection is not getting its IP address from a Cisco UCS
Manager system because the server is in standalone mode, further DHCP requests from the Cisco
card are disabled. If the system determines that the Cisco card connection is getting its IP address
from a Cisco UCS Manager system, the reply has parameters that automatically move the server to
UCSM mode.
•
Dedicated—The dedicated management port is used to access Cisco IMC. You must select a NIC
redundancy and IP setting.
•
Shared LOM—The 1-Gb Ethernet ports are used to access Cisco IMC. You must select a NIC
redundancy and IP setting.
•
Cisco Card—The ports on an installed Cisco UCS virtual interface card (VIC) are used to access
Cisco IMC. You must select a NIC redundancy and IP setting.
See also the required VIC Slot setting below.
•
VIC Slot—If you use the Cisco Card NIC mode, you select this setting to match where your VIC is
installed. The choices are Riser1, Riser2, or Flex-LOM (the mLOM slot).
– If you select Riser1, slot 1 is used.
– If you select Riser2, slot 2 is used.
– If you select Flex-LOM, you must use an mLOM-style VIC in the mLOM slot.
NIC Redundancy
This server has the following NIC redundancy settings that you can choose from:
– None—The Ethernet ports operate independently and do not fail over if there is a problem. This
setting can be used only with the Dedicated NIC mode.
– Active-standby—If an active Ethernet port fails, traffic fails over to a standby port.
– Active-active—All Ethernet ports are utilized simultaneously. Shared LOM EXT mode can
have only this NIC redundancy setting. Shared LOM and Cisco Card modes can have both
Active-standby and Active-active settings.
The active/active setting uses Mode 5 or Balance-TLB (adaptive transmit load balancing). This
is channel bonding that does not require any special switch support. The outgoing traffic is
distributed according to the current load (computed relative to the speed) on each slave.
Incoming traffic is received by the current slave. If the receiving slave fails, another slave takes
over the MAC address of the failed receiving slave.
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System BIOS and Cisco IMC Firmware
This section includes information about the system BIOS and it includes the following sections:
•
Updating the BIOS and Cisco IMC Firmware, page 2-15
•
Accessing the System BIOS, page 2-16
Updating the BIOS and Cisco IMC Firmware
Caution
When you upgrade the BIOS firmware, you must also upgrade the Cisco IMC firmware to the same
version or the server does not boot. Do not power off the server until the BIOS and Cisco IMC firmware
are matching or the server does not boot.
Cisco provides the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility to assist with simultaneously upgrading the BIOS, Cisco
IMC, and other firmware to compatible levels.
The server uses firmware obtained from and certified by Cisco. Cisco provides release notes with each
firmware image. There are several methods for updating the firmware:
•
Recommended method for system components firmware update: Use the Cisco Host Upgrade
Utility to simultaneously upgrade the Cisco IMC, BIOS, LOM, LSI storage controller, and Cisco
UCS VIC firmware to compatible levels.
See the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility Quick Reference Guide for your firmware level at the
documentation roadmap link below.
•
You can upgrade the BIOS using the EFI interface, or upgrade from a Windows or Linux platform.
See the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server BIOS Upgrade Guide.
•
You can upgrade the Cisco IMC and BIOS firmware by using the Cisco IMC GUI interface.
See the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server Configuration Guide.
•
You can upgrade the Cisco IMC and BIOS firmware by using the Cisco IMC CLI interface.
See the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server CLI Configuration Guide.
For links to the documents listed above, see the documentation roadmap at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/c-series-doc
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Accessing the System BIOS
Step 1
Enter the BIOS setup utility by pressing the F2 key when prompted during bootup.
Note
The version and build of the current BIOS are displayed on the Main page of the utility.
Step 2
Use the arrow keys to select the BIOS menu page.
Step 3
Highlight the field to be modified by using the arrow keys.
Step 4
Press Enter to select the field that you want to change, and then modify the value in the field.
Step 5
Press the right arrow key until the Exit menu screen is displayed.
Step 6
Follow the instructions on the Exit menu screen to save your changes and exit the setup utility (or Press
F10). You can exit without saving changes by pressing Esc.
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This chapter describes how to diagnose server system problems using LEDs. It also provides information
about how to install or replace hardware components, and it includes the following sections:
•
Server Monitoring and Management Tools, page 3-1
•
Status LEDs and Buttons, page 3-2
•
Preparing for Server Component Installation, page 3-8
•
Installing or Replacing Server Components, page 3-11
•
Service DIP Switches, page 3-63
Server Monitoring and Management Tools
Cisco Integrated Management Interface
You can monitor the server inventory, health, and system event logs by using the built-in Cisco Integrated
Management Controller (Cisco IMC) GUI or CLI interfaces. See the user documentation for your
firmware release at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10739/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html
Server Configuration Utility
Cisco has also developed the Cisco Server Configuration Utility for C-Series servers, which can aid and
simplify the following tasks:
•
Monitoring server inventory and health
•
Diagnosing common server problems with diagnostic tools and logs
•
Setting the BIOS booting order
•
Configuring some RAID configurations
•
Installing operating systems
You can download the ISO image from Cisco.com. See the user documentation for your version of the
utility at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10493/products_user_guide_list.html
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Status LEDs and Buttons
This section describes the location and meaning of LEDs and buttons and includes the following topics
•
Front Panel LEDs, page 3-2
•
Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons, page 3-5
•
Internal Diagnostic LEDs, page 3-7
Front Panel LEDs
Figure 3-1 shows the front panel LEDs. Table 3-1 defines the LED states.
Front Panel LEDs
3
6
4
5
1
1
HDD 01
HDD 02
HDD 03
HDD 04
HDD 05
HDD 06
Hard drive fault LED
8
7
9
2
HDD 07
6
Fan status LED
HDD 08
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Note: NVMe PCIe SSDs drive tray LEDs
have slightly different behavior. See Table 3-1
for the LED states.
2
Hard drive activity LED
7
Temperature status LED
3
Power button/power status LED
8
Power supply status LED
4
Identification button/LED
9
Network link activity LED
5
System status LED
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Front Panel LEDs, Definitions of States
LED Name
State
1
SAS/SATA drive fault
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Off—The hard drive is operating properly.
SAS
Note: If your controller is a
Cisco UCS RAID SAS 9300-8i
or 9300-8e HBA, see Cisco UCS
SAS 9300-8e HBA
Considerations, page C-4 for
differing LED behavior.
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Amber—Drive fault detected.
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Amber, blinking—The device is rebuilding.
•
Amber, blinking with one-second interval—Drive locate function activated.
SAS/SATA drive activity
•
Off—There is no hard drive in the hard drive tray (no access, no fault).
•
Green—The hard drive is ready.
•
Green, blinking—The hard drive is reading or writing data.
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Off—The drive is not in use and can be safely removed.
•
Green—The drive is in use and functioning properly.
•
Green, blinking—the driver is initializing following insertion or the driver is
unloading following an eject command.
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Amber—The drive has failed.
•
Amber, blinking—A drive Locate command has been issued in the software.
•
Off—No drive activity.
PCIe (SFF, 8-drives version only)
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Green, blinking—There is drive activity.
3
•
Off—There is no AC power to the server.
•
Amber—The server is in standby power mode. Power is supplied only to the
Cisco IMC and some motherboard functions.
•
Green—The server is in main power mode. Power is supplied to all server
components.
•
Off—The unit identification function is not in use.
•
Blue—The unit identification function is activated.
2
SAS
1
NVMe PCIe SSD status
PCIe (SFF, 8-drives version only)
2
4
NVMe PCIe SSD activity
Power button/LED
Unit identification
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Front Panel LEDs, Definitions of States (continued)
LED Name
5
System status
State
•
Green—The server is running in normal operating condition.
•
Green, blinking—The server is performing system initialization and memory
check.
•
Amber, steady—The server is in a degraded operational state. For example:
– Power supply redundancy is lost.
– CPUs are mismatched.
– At least one CPU is faulty.
– At least one DIMM is faulty.
– At least one drive in a RAID configuration failed.
•
Amber, blinking—The server is in a critical fault state. For example:
– Boot failed.
– Fatal CPU and/or bus error is detected.
– Server is in an over-temperature condition.
6
Fan status
7
Temperature status
8
Power supply status
9
Network link activity
•
Green—All fan modules are operating properly.
•
Amber, steady—One or more fan modules breached the critical threshold.
•
Amber, blinking—One or more fan modules breached the non-recoverable
threshold.
•
Green—The server is operating at normal temperature.
•
Amber, steady—One or more temperature sensors breached the critical
threshold.
•
Amber, blinking—One or more temperature sensors breached the
non-recoverable threshold.
•
Green—All power supplies are operating normally.
•
Amber, steady—One or more power supplies are in a degraded operational state.
•
Amber, blinking—One or more power supplies are in a critical fault state.
•
Off—The Ethernet link is idle.
•
Green—One or more Ethernet LOM ports are link-active, but there is no
activity.
•
Green, blinking—One or more Ethernet LOM ports are link-active, with
activity.
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Figure 3-2 shows the rear panel LEDs and buttons. Table 3-2 defines the LED states.
Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons
PCIe 01
PCIe 02
PSU 01
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PSU 02
mLOM
1
1
Table 3-2
1
1
2
3
4
3
4
5
6
7
1
Optional mLOM card LEDs
(not shown, see Table 3-2)
5
1-Gb Ethernet link status LED
2
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management link
status LED
6
Rear unit identification button/LED
3
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management link
speed LED
7
Power supply status LED
4
1-Gb Ethernet link speed LED
Rear Panel LEDs, Definitions of States
LED Name
1
2
2
Optional mLOM 10-Gb SFP+
(there is a single status LED)
Optional mLOM 10-Gb BASE-T
link speed
Optional mLOM 10-Gb BASE-T
link status
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated
management link speed
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated
management link status
1-Gb Ethernet link speed
State
•
Off—No link is present.
•
Green, steady—Link is active.
•
Green, blinking—Traffic is present on the active link.
•
Off—Link speed is 10 Mbps.
•
Amber—Link speed is 100 Mbps/1 Gbps.
•
Green—Link speed is 10 Gbps.
•
Off—No link is present.
•
Green—Link is active.
•
Green, blinking—Traffic is present on the active link.
•
Off—Link speed is 10 Mbps.
•
Amber—Link speed is 100 Mbps.
•
Green—Link speed is 1 Gbps.
•
Off—No link is present.
•
Green—Link is active.
•
Green, blinking—Traffic is present on the active link.
•
Off—Link speed is 10 Mbps.
•
Amber—Link speed is 100 Mbps.
•
Green—Link speed is 1 Gbps.
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Rear Panel LEDs, Definitions of States (continued)
LED Name
5
6
7
1-Gb Ethernet link status
Rear unit identification
Power supply status
State
•
Off—No link is present.
•
Green—Link is active.
•
Green, blinking—Traffic is present on the active link.
•
Off—The unit identification LED is not in use.
•
Blue—The unit identification LED is activated.
AC power supplies:
•
Off—No AC input (12 V main power off, 12 V standby power off).
•
Green, blinking—12 V main power off; 12 V standby power on.
•
Green, solid—12 V main power on; 12 V standby power on.
•
Amber, blinking—Warning threshold detected but 12 V main power on.
•
Amber, solid—Critical error detected; 12 V main power off (for example,
over-current, over-voltage, or over-temperature failure).
DC power supply (UCSC-PSUV2-1050DC):
• Off—No DC input (12 V main power off, 12 V standby power off).
• Green, blinking—12 V main power off; 12 V standby power on.
• Green, solid—12 V main power on; 12 V standby power on.
• Amber, blinking—Warning threshold detected but 12 V main power on.
• Amber, solid—Critical error detected; 12 V main power off (for example,
over-current, over-voltage, or over-temperature failure).
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Internal Diagnostic LEDs
The server has internal fault LEDs for CPUs, DIMMs, fan modules, SD cards, the RTC battery, and the
mLOM card. These LEDs are available only when the server is in standby power mode. An LED lights
amber to indicate a faulty component.
See Figure 3-3 for the locations of these internal LEDs.
Figure 3-3
Internal Diagnostic LED Locations
2
3
4
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1
5
6
1
Fan module fault LEDs (one next to each fan 4
connector on the motherboard)
2
CPU fault LEDs (one in front of each CPU)
5
RTC battery fault LED
3
DIMM fault LEDs (one in front of each
DIMM socket on the motherboard)
6
mLOM card fault LED (on motherboard next
to mLOM socket)
Table 3-3
SD card fault LEDs (one next to each bay)
Internal Diagnostic LEDs, Definition of States
LED Name
Internal diagnostic LEDs (all)
State
•
Off—Component is functioning normally.
•
Amber—Component has failed.
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Preparing for Server Component Installation
This section describes how to prepare for component installation, and it includes the following topics:
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Required Equipment, page 3-8
•
Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8
•
Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9
•
Serial Number Location, page 3-10
•
Hot-Swap or Hot-Plug Replacement, page 3-10
Required Equipment
The following equipment is used to perform the procedures in this chapter:
•
Number 2 Phillips-head screwdriver
•
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) strap or other grounding equipment such as a grounded mat
Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server
The server can run in two power modes:
•
Main power mode—Power is supplied to all server components and any operating system on your
drives can run.
•
Standby power mode—Power is supplied only to the service processor and the cooling fans and it
is safe to power off the server from this mode.
You can invoke a graceful shutdown or a hard shutdown by using either of the following methods:
Step 1
Step 2
Caution
Step 3
•
Use the Cisco IMC management interface.
•
Use the Power button on the server front panel. To use the Power button, follow these steps:
Check the color of the Power Status LED (see the “Front Panel LEDs” section on page 3-2).
•
Green—The server is in main power mode and must be shut down before it can be safely powered
off. Go to Step 2.
•
Amber—The server is already in standby mode and can be safely powered off. Go to Step 3.
Invoke either a graceful shutdown or a hard shutdown:
To avoid data loss or damage to your operating system, you should always invoke a graceful shutdown
of the operating system.
•
Graceful shutdown—Press and release the Power button. The operating system performs a graceful
shutdown and the server goes to standby mode, which is indicated by an amber Power Status LED.
•
Emergency shutdown—Press and hold the Power button for 4 seconds to force the main power off
and immediately enter standby mode.
Disconnect the power cords from the power supplies in your server to completely power off the server.
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Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover
Step 1
Step 2
Remove the top cover (see Figure 3-4).
a.
If the cover latch is locked, use a screwdriver to turn the lock 90-degrees counterclockwise to unlock
it. See Figure 3-4.
b.
Lift on the end of the latch that has the green finger grip. The cover is pushed back to the open
position as you lift the latch.
c.
Lift the top cover straight up from the server and set it aside.
Replace the top cover:
Note
The latch must be in the fully open position when you set the cover back in place, which allows
the opening in the latch to sit over a peg that is on the fan tray.
a.
With the latch in the fully open position, place the cover on top of the server about one-half inch
(1.27 cm) behind the lip of the front cover panel. The opening in the latch should fit over the peg
that sticks up from the fan tray.
b.
Press the cover latch down to the closed position. The cover is pushed forward to the closed position
as you push down the latch.
c.
If desired, lock the latch by using a screwdriver to turn the lock 90-degrees clockwise.
Figure 3-4
Removing the Top Cover
1
353091
2
1
Top cover
2
Locking cover latch
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Serial Number Location
The serial number for the server is printed on a label on the top of the server, near the front.
Hot-Swap or Hot-Plug Replacement
Some components can be removed and replaced without powering off and removing AC power from the
server. This type of replacement has two varieties: hot-swap and hot-plug.
•
Hot-swap replacement—You do not have to precondition or shut down the component in the
software before you remove it for the following components:
– SAS/SATA drives
– Cooling fan modules
– Power supplies (when 1+1 redundant)
•
Hot-plug replacement—You must take the component offline before removing it for the following
component:
– NVMe PCIE SSD drives
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Warning
Caution
Tip
Blank faceplates and cover panels serve three important functions: they prevent exposure to
hazardous voltages and currents inside the chassis; they contain electromagnetic interference (EMI)
that might disrupt other equipment; and they direct the flow of cooling air through the chassis. Do not
operate the system unless all cards, faceplates, front covers, and rear covers are in place.
Statement 1029
When handling server components, wear an ESD strap to avoid damage.
You can press the unit identification button on the front panel or rear panel to turn on a flashing unit
identification LED on the front and rear panels of the server. This button allows you to locate the specific
server that you are servicing when you go to the opposite side of the rack. You can also activate these
LEDs remotely by using the Cisco IMC interface. See the “Status LEDs and Buttons” section on
page 3-2 for locations of these LEDs.
This section describes how to install and replace server components, and it includes the following topics:
•
Replaceable Component Locations, page 3-12
•
Replacing SAS/SATA Hard Drives or Solid State Drives, page 3-13
•
Replacing NVMe PCIe Solid State Drives, page 3-16
•
Replacing Fan Modules, page 3-20
•
Replacing the Motherboard RTC Battery, page 3-22
•
Replacing DIMMs, page 3-24
•
Replacing CPUs and Heatsinks, page 3-28
•
Replacing an Internal SD Card, page 3-33
•
Enabling or Disabling the Internal USB Port, page 3-34
•
Replacing a Cisco Modular RAID Controller Riser (Internal Riser 3), page 3-34
•
Replacing a Cisco Modular RAID Controller Card, page 3-36
•
Replacing a Modular RAID Controller Transportable Memory Module (TMM), page 3-38
•
Replacing the Supercap Power Module (RAID Backup), page 3-41
•
Replacing a Software RAID 5 Key Module, page 3-42
•
Replacing a PCIe Riser Assembly, page 3-44
•
Replacing a PCIe Card, page 3-46
•
Installing and Enabling a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), page 3-53
•
Replacing an mLOM Card, page 3-58
•
Replacing Power Supplies, page 3-60
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Replaceable Component Locations
This section shows the locations of the field-replaceable components. The view in Figure 3-5 is from the
top down with the top cover and air baffle removed.
Figure 3-5
Replaceable Component Locations
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
PSU 2
SD 1
FAN 6
9
FAN 5
CPU 2
PSU 1
SD 2
FAN 4
10
PCIe Riser 2
1
11
FAN 3
12
PCIe Riser 1
CPU 1
FAN 2
FAN 1
17
1
Drive bays 1–8 support SAS/SATA drives.
SFF, 8-drive version only: Drive bays 1 and 2
support SAS/SATA and NVMe PCIe SSDs.
NVMe SSDs require PCIe riser version 2B in
the server to provide the PCIe bus connection.
16
15
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14
10 Trusted platform module (TPM) socket on
motherboard (not visible in this view)
2
Cooling fan modules (six)
11 PCIe riser 2 (half-height PCIe slot 2)
3
Supercap Power Module (RAID backup)
mounting bracket
12 PCIe riser 1 (full-height PCIe slot 1)
4
DIMM sockets on motherboard (24)
13 Modular LOM (mLOM) connector on chassis
floor
5
CPUs and heatsinks (up to two)
14 Cisco modular RAID controller PCIe riser
(dedicated riser with horizontal socket)
6
Embedded SATA RAID header for RAID 5 key 15 Cisco modular RAID controller card
7
SD card bays on motherboard (two)
16 Embedded SATA RAID mini-SAS
connectors on motherboard (not visible in
this view)
8
Internal USB 3.0 port on motherboard
17 RTC battery on motherboard
9
Power supplies (up to two, hot-swappable
when redundant as 1+1)
The Technical Specifications Sheets for all versions of this server, which include supported component
part numbers, are at Cisco UCS Servers Technical Specifications Sheets.
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Replacing SAS/SATA Hard Drives or Solid State Drives
This section includes the following information:
•
SAS/SATA Drive Population Guidelines, page 3-13
•
Replacing a SAS/SATA Drive, page 3-15
SAS/SATA Drive Population Guidelines
The server has two different drive backplane options:
•
The small form factor (SFF), 8-drives version can hold up to eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hard drives
or solid state drives. SAS/SATA drives are hot-swappable.
•
The large form factor (LFF), 4-drives version can hold up to four 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hard drives.
The drive-bay numbering is shown in Figure 3-6.
Drive Numbering, SFF Drives, Eight-Drive Version
HDD 02
HDD 05
HDD 01
HDD 04
HDD 07
HDD 08
Drive Numbering, LFF Drives, Four-Drive Version
HDD 01
HDD 02
HDD 03
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HDD 03
HDD 06
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Figure 3-6
HDD 04
Observe these drive population guidelines for optimum performance:
•
When populating drives, add drives to the lowest-numbered bays first.
•
Keep an empty drive blanking tray in any unused bays to ensure proper airflow.
•
You can mix SAS/SATA hard drives and SAS/SATA SSDs in the same server (the LFF version of
the server does not support SSDs). However, you cannot configure a logical volume (virtual drive)
that contains a mix of hard drives and SSDs. That is, when you create a logical volume, it must
contain all SAS/SATA hard drives or all SAS/SATA SSDs.
4K Sector Format Drives Considerations
•
You must boot 4K sector format drives in UEFI mode, not legacy mode. See Setting Up Booting in
UEFI Mode in the BIOS Setup Utility, page 3-14 or Setting Up Booting in UEFI Mode in the Cisco
IMC GUI, page 3-14.
•
Do not configure 4K sector format and 512-byte sector format drives as part of the same RAID
volume.
•
Operating system support on 4K sector drives is as follows: Windows: Win2012 and Win2012R2;
Linux: RHEL 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 7.0, 7.2; SLES 11 SP3, and SLES 12. ESXi/Vmware is not supported.
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Setting Up Booting in UEFI Mode in the BIOS Setup Utility
Step 1
Enter the BIOS setup utility by pressing the F2 key when prompted during bootup.
Step 2
Go to the Boot Options tab.
Step 3
Set UEFI Boot Options to Enabled.
Step 4
Under Boot Option Priorities, set your OS installation media (such as a virtual DVD) as your
Boot Option #1.
Step 5
Go to the Advanced tab.
Step 6
Select LOM and PCIe Slot Configuration.
Step 7
Set the PCIe Slot ID: HBA Option ROM to UEFI Only.
Step 8
Press F10 to save changes and exit the BIOS setup utility. Allow the server to reboot.
Step 9
After the OS installs, verify the installation:
a.
Enter the BIOS setup utility by pressing the F2 key when prompted during bootup.
b.
Go to the Boot Options tab.
c.
Under Boot Option Priorities, verify that the OS you installed is listed as your Boot Option #1.
Setting Up Booting in UEFI Mode in the Cisco IMC GUI
Step 1
Use a web browser and the IP address of the server to log into the Cisco IMC GUI management interface.
Step 2
Navigate to Server > BIOS.
Step 3
Under Actions, click Configure BIOS.
Step 4
In the Configure BIOS Parameters dialog, select the Advanced tab.
Step 5
Go to the LOM and PCIe Slot Configuration section.
Step 6
Set the PCIe Slot: HBA Option ROM to UEFI Only.
Step 7
Click Save Changes. The dialog closes.
Step 8
Under BIOS Properties, set Configured Boot Order to UEFI.
Step 9
Under Actions, click Configure Boot Order.
Step 10
In the Configure Boot Order dialog, click Add Local HDD.
Step 11
In the Add Local HDD dialog, enter the information for the 4K sector format drive and make it first in
the boot order.
Step 12
Save changes and reboot the server. The changes you made will be visible after the system reboots.
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Step 1
Step 2
You do not have to shut down the server or drive to replace SAS/SATA hard drives or SSDs because they
are hot-swappable. To replace an NVMe PCIe SSD drive, which must be shut down before removal, see
Replacing NVMe PCIe Solid State Drives, page 3-16.
Remove the drive that you are replacing or remove a blank drive tray from the bay:
a.
Press the release button on the face of the drive tray. See Figure 3-8.
b.
Grasp and open the ejector lever and then pull the drive tray out of the slot.
c.
If you are replacing an existing drive, remove the four drive-tray screws that secure the drive to the
tray and then lift the drive out of the tray.
Install a new drive:
a.
Place a new drive in the empty drive tray and install the four drive-tray screws.
b.
With the ejector lever on the drive tray open, insert the drive tray into the empty drive bay.
c.
Push the tray into the slot until it touches the backplane, and then close the ejector lever to lock the
drive in place.
Figure 3-8
Replacing Hard Drives
1
HDD 01
HDD 04
HDD 02
HDD 05
2
HDD 06
HDD 07
HDD 08
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3
3
3
3
1
Ejector lever
2
Release button
3
Drive tray securing screws (4)
–
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•
NVMe PCIe SSD Population Guidelines, page 3-16
•
NVME PCIe SSD Requirements and Restrictions, page 3-16
•
Replacing an NVMe PCIe SSD, page 3-16
•
Installing PCIe Riser Version 2B, page 3-17
NVMe PCIe SSD Population Guidelines
The SFF 8-drive version of the server supports up to two NVMe PCIe solid state drives (SSDs), in drive
bays 1 and 2 only.
NVME PCIe SSD Requirements and Restrictions
Observe these requirements for NVMe PCIe SSDs:
•
The SFF, 8-drives version of the server.
•
PCIe riser version 2B (UCSC-PCI-2B-220M4), with bundled cables. This version of the riser has
cable connectors for the PCIe cables that connect to the drive backplane.
•
The server must have two CPUs. PCIe riser 2 is not available in a single-CPU system.
Observe these restrictions for NVMe PCIe SSDs:
Caution
•
You cannot boot from an NVMe PCIe SSD.
•
You cannot control NVMe PCIe SSDs with a SAS RAID controller because they communicate with
the server via the PCIe bus.
NVMe PCIe SSDs are hot-pluggable, which means that you must shut down the drive before removal,
but you do not have to fully power off the server. To replace a SAS/SATA drive, see Replacing a
SAS/SATA Drive, page 3-15.
Replacing an NVMe PCIe SSD
For information about drive tray LEDs, see Front Panel LEDs, page 3-2.
Step 1
Remove an existing NVMe PCIe SSD:
a.
Shut down the NVMe PCIe SSD. Use your operating system interface to shut down the drive, and
then observe the drive-tray LED:
– Green—The drive is in use and functioning properly. Do not remove.
– Green, blinking—the driver is unloading following a shutdown command. Do not remove.
– Off—The drive is not in use and can be safely removed.
b.
Press the release button on the face of the drive tray. See Figure 3-8.
c.
Grasp and open the ejector lever and then pull the drive tray out of the slot.
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d.
Note
Step 2
Step 3
If you are replacing an existing SSD, remove the four drive tray screws that secure the SSD to the
tray and then lift the SSD out of the tray.
If this is the first time that NVMe PCIe SSDs are being installed in the server, you must install PCIe riser
version 2B and connect its cables before installing the drive. See Installing PCIe Riser Version 2B,
page 3-17.
Install a new NVMe PCIe SSD:
a.
Place a new SSD in the empty drive tray and replace the four drive tray screws.
b.
With the ejector lever on the drive tray open, insert the drive tray into the empty drive bay.
c.
Push the tray into the slot until it touches the backplane, and then close the ejector lever to lock the
drive in place.
Observe the drive-tray LED and wait until it returns to solid green before accessing the drive:
•
Off—The drive is not in use.
•
Green, blinking—the driver is initializing following hot-plug insertion.
•
Green—The drive is in use and functioning properly.
Installing PCIe Riser Version 2B
PCIe Riser Version 2B (UCSC-PCI-2B-220M4) has two cable connectors that are used to provide
communication with the PCIe bus.
Figure 3-9
PCIe Riser Assembly UCSC-PCI-2B-C220M4
1
Step 1
305242
1
Connectors for PCIe cables
Remove an existing PCIe riser assembly that you are replacing:
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
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b.
Caution
Step 2
Step 3
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
d.
Use two hands to grasp the metal bracket of the riser assembly and lift straight up to disengage its
connectors from the two sockets on the motherboard.
e.
If the riser has any cards installed, remove them from the riser.
Install a new PCIe riser assembly Version 2B:
a.
If you removed any cards from the old riser assembly, install the cards to the new riser assembly (see
Replacing a PCIe Card, page 3-46).
b.
Position the riser assembly over its two sockets on the motherboard and over the chassis alignment
channels (see Figure 3-26):
c.
Carefully push down on both ends of the riser assembly to fully engage its connectors with the two
sockets on the motherboard.
Connect the two cables that come with UCSC-PCI-2B-220M4:
a.
Connect both cable connectors to the two connectors on the riser 2B (see Figure 3-10).
b.
Route the cables to the front of the server using the recommended path through the chassis cable
guides as shown in Figure 3-10.
c.
Connect the two ends of the cable to the PCIe connectors on the drive backplane.
Connect the cable labeled Port A to the Port A connector; connect the cable labeled Port B to the
Port B connector (see Figure 3-10).
Step 4
Replace the top cover.
Step 5
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
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Figure 3-10
PCIe Riser Version 2B Cabling to Drive Backplane
1
PCIe connector, Port A
2
PCIe connector, Port B
3
Cable connector on PCIe riser 2B
(UCSC-PCI-2B-220M4)
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Replacing Fan Modules
The six fan modules in the server are numbered as follows when you are facing the front of the server
(also see Figure 3-12).
Figure 3-11
FAN 6
Tip
Caution
Step 1
Step 2
FAN 5
FAN 4
FAN 3
FAN 2
FAN 1
Each fan module has a fault LED next to the fan connector on the motherboard that lights amber if the
fan module fails. Standby power is required to operate these LEDs.
You do not have to shut down or power off the server to replace fan modules because they are hotswappable. However, to maintain proper cooling, do not operate the server for more than one minute with
any fan module removed.
Remove a fan module that you are replacing (see Figure 3-12):
a.
Caution
Fan Module Numbering
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
b.
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
c.
Grasp the fan module at its front and on the green connector. Lift straight up to disengage its
connector from the motherboard and free it from the two alignment pegs.
Install a new fan module:
a.
Set the new fan module in place, aligning its two openings with the two alignment pegs on the
motherboard. See Figure 3-12.
b.
Press down gently on the fan module connector to fully engage it with the connector on the
motherboard.
c.
Replace the top cover.
d.
Replace the server in the rack.
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Figure 3-12
Top View of Fan Module
1
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2
1
Openings in fan module for motherboard
alignment pegs
2
Fan connector to motherboard
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Replacing the Motherboard RTC Battery
Warning
There is danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer’s instructions. [Statement 1015]
The real-time clock (RTC) battery retains system settings when the server is disconnected from power.
The battery type is CR2032. Cisco supports the industry-standard CR2032 battery, which can be
purchased from most electronic stores.
Step 1
Caution
Step 2
Remove the RTC battery (see Figure 3-13):
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
d.
Locate the RTC battery. See Figure 3-13.
e.
Gently remove the battery from the holder on the motherboard.
Install an RTC battery:
a.
Note
Insert the battery into its holder and press down until it clicks in place.
The positive side of the battery marked “3V+” should face upward.
b.
Replace the top cover.
c.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and power on the server by pressing the Power button.
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Figure 3-13
Motherboard RTC Battery Location
SD 1
FAN 6
FAN 5
CPU 2
PSU 2
PSU 1
SD 2
FAN 4
PCIe Riser 2
FAN 3
PCIe Riser 1
CPU 1
FAN 2
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2
1
1
RTC battery holder on motherboard
2
Prying point on battery in holder
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Replacing DIMMs
This section includes the following topics:
•
Memory Performance Guidelines and Population Rules, page 3-24
•
DIMM Replacement Procedure, page 3-27
Caution
DIMMs and their sockets are fragile and must be handled with care to avoid damage during installation.
Caution
Cisco does not support third-party DIMMs. Using non-Cisco DIMMs in the server might result in system
problems or damage to the motherboard.
Note
To ensure the best server performance, it is important that you are familiar with memory performance
guidelines and population rules before you install or replace DIMMs.
Memory Performance Guidelines and Population Rules
This section describes the type of memory that the server requires and its effect on performance. The
section includes the following topics:
•
DIMM Slot Numbering, page 3-24
•
DIMM Population Rules, page 3-25
•
Memory Mirroring and RAS, page 3-26
•
Lockstep Channel Mode, page 3-26
DIMM Slot Numbering
Figure 3-14 shows the numbering of the DIMM slots.
DIMM Slots and CPUs
CPU 1
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F3
F2
F1
E3
E2
E1
C1
C2
C3
D1
D2
D3
G1
G2
G3
H1
H2
H3
CPU 2
B3
B2
B1
A3
A2
A1
Figure 3-14
Front of Server
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Observe the following guidelines when installing or replacing DIMMs:
Observe the following guidelines when installing or replacing DIMMs:
•
Each CPU supports four memory channels.
– CPU1 supports channels A, B, C, and D.
– CPU2 supports channels E, F, G, and H.
•
Each channel has three DIMM sockets (for example, channel A = slots A1, A2, and A3).
– A channel can operate with one, two, or three DIMMs installed.
– If a channel has only one DIMM, populate slot 1 first (the blue slot).
•
When both CPUs are installed, populate the DIMM sockets of each CPU identically.
– Fill blue #1 slots in the channels first: A1, E1, B1, F1, C1, G1, D1, H1
– Fill black #2 slots in the channels second: A2, E2, B2, F2, C2, G2, D2, H2
– Fill white #3 slots in the channels third: A3, E3, B3, F3, C3, G3, D3, H3
•
Any DIMM installed in a DIMM socket for which the CPU is absent is not recognized. In a
single-CPU configuration, populate the channels for CPU1 only (A, B, C, D).
•
Memory mirroring reduces the amount of memory available by 50 percent because only one of the
two populated channels provides data. When memory mirroring is enabled, DIMMs must be
installed in sets of 4, 6, or 8 as described in Memory Mirroring and RAS, page 3-26.
•
Observe the DIMM mixing rules shown in Table 3-4.
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Table 3-4
DIMM Mixing Rules for C220 M4 Servers
DIMM Parameter
DIMMs in the Same Channel
DIMM Capacity:
•
RDIMM = 8 or 16 GB
You can mix different capacity
DIMMs in the same channel (for
example, A1, A2, A3).
LRDIMM = 32 or 64 GB
DIMM Speed:
DIMMs in the Same Bank
•
You can mix different capacity DIMMs
in the same bank. However, for optimal
performance DIMMs in the same bank
(for example, A1, B1, C1, D1) should
have the same capacity.
2133 or 2400 MHz
You can mix speeds, but DIMMs will run at You can mix speeds, but DIMMs will run at
the speed of the slowest DIMMs/CPUs
the speed of the slowest DIMMs/CPUs
installed in the channel.
installed in the bank.
DIMM Type:
You cannot mix DIMM types in a channel. You cannot mix DIMM types in a bank.
RDIMMs or LRDIMMs
Memory Mirroring and RAS
The Intel E5-2600 CPUs within the server support memory mirroring only when an even number of
channels are populated with DIMMs. If one or three channels are populated with DIMMs, memory
mirroring is automatically disabled. Furthermore, if memory mirroring is used, DRAM size is reduced
by 50 percent for reasons of reliability.
For details on populating recommended memory mirroring configurations, see the specification sheet for
the server:
•
Cisco UCS C220 M4 High Density Rack Server (Small Form-Factor Disk Drive Model)
Specification Sheet
•
Cisco UCS C220 M4 High Density Rack Server (Large Form-Factor Disk Drive Model)
Specification Sheet
Lockstep Channel Mode
When you enable lockstep channel mode, each memory access is a 128-bit data access that spans four
channels.
Lockstep channel mode requires that all four memory channels on a CPU must be populated identically
with regard to size and organization. DIMM socket populations within a channel (for example, A1, A2,
A3) do not have to be identical but the same DIMM slot location across all four channels must be
populated the same.
For example, DIMMs in sockets A1, B1, C1, and D1 must be identical. DIMMs in sockets A2, B2, C2,
and D2 must be identical. However, the A1-B1-C1-D1 DIMMs do not have to be identical with the
A2-B2-C2-D2 DIMMs.
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DIMM Replacement Procedure
This section includes the following topics:
•
Identifying a Faulty DIMM, page 3-27
•
Replacing DIMMs, page 3-27
Identifying a Faulty DIMM
Each DIMM socket has a corresponding DIMM fault LED, directly in front of the DIMM socket. See
Figure 3-3 for the locations of these LEDs. The LEDs light amber to indicate a faulty DIMM. To operate
these LEDs from the supercap power source, remove AC power cords and then press the unit
identification button. See also Internal Diagnostic LEDs, page 3-7.
Replacing DIMMs
Step 1
Caution
Step 2
Remove the DIMM that you are replacing:
a.
Power off the server as described in the Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
d.
Identify the faulty DIMM by observing the DIMM slot fault LEDs on the motherboard.
e.
Open the ejector levers at both ends of the DIMM slot, and then lift the DIMM out of the slot.
Install a new DIMM:
Note
Before installing DIMMs, see the population guidelines: Memory Performance Guidelines and
Population Rules, page 3-24.
f.
Align the new DIMM with the empty slot on the motherboard. Use the alignment key in the DIMM
slot to correctly orient the DIMM.
g.
Push down evenly on the top corners of the DIMM until it is fully seated and the ejector levers on
both ends lock into place.
h.
Replace the top cover.
i.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power
button.
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Replacing CPUs and Heatsinks
This section contains the following topics:
•
Special Information For Upgrades to Intel Xeon v4 CPUs, page 3-28
•
CPU Configuration Rules, page 3-29
•
CPU Replacement Procedure, page 3-29
•
Additional CPU-Related Parts to Order with RMA Replacement Motherboards, page 3-32
Special Information For Upgrades to Intel Xeon v4 CPUs
Caution
You must upgrade your server firmware to the required minimum level before you upgrade to Intel v4
CPUs. Older firmware versions cannot recognize the new CPUs and this results in a non-bootable server.
The minimum software and firmware versions required for the server to support Intel v4 CPUs are as
follows:
Table 3-5
Note
Minimum Requirements For Intel Xeon v4 CPUs
Software or Firmware
Minimum Version
Server CIMC
2.0(10)
Server BIOS
2.0(10)
Cisco UCS Manager
(UCSM-managed system only)
2.2(7) or 3.1(1)
Cisco UCS Manager Release 2.2(4) introduced a server pack feature that allows Intel v4 CPUs to run
with Cisco UCS Manager Release 2.2(4) or later.
The UCS Manager Capability Catalog must be updated to 2.2(7c) or later.
The server Cisco IMC/BIOS must be running the minimum version or later as described in Table 3-5.
Do one of the following actions:
•
If your server’s firmware and/or Cisco UCS Manager software are already at the required levels
shown in Table 3-5, you can replace the CPU hardware by using the procedure in this section.
•
If your server’s firmware and/or Cisco UCS Manager software is earlier than the required levels, use
the instructions in the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Upgrade Guide for Intel Xeon v4 CPUs to
upgrade your software. After you upgrade the software, return to the procedure in this section as
directed to replace the CPU hardware.
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CPU Configuration Rules
This server has two CPU sockets. Each CPU supports four DIMM channels (12 DIMM slots). See
Figure 3-14.
•
The server can operate with one CPU or two identical CPUs installed.
•
The minimum configuration is that the server must have at least CPU1 installed. Install CPU1 first,
and then CPU2.
•
The following restrictions apply when using a single-CPU configuration:
– The maximum number of DIMMs is 12 (only CPU1 channels A, B, C, and D).
– PCIe riser 2/slot 2 is unavailable.
CPU Replacement Procedure
Caution
Note
CPUs and their motherboard sockets are fragile and must be handled with care to avoid damaging pins
during installation. The CPUs must be installed with heatsinks and their thermal pads to ensure proper
cooling. Failure to install a CPU correctly might result in damage to the server.
This server uses the new independent loading mechanism (ILM) CPU sockets, so no Pick-and-Place
tools are required for CPU handling or installation. Always grasp the plastic frame on the CPU when
handling.
Step 1
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
Step 2
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might have
to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
Caution
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
Step 3
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
Step 4
Remove the plastic air baffle that sits over the CPUs.
Step 5
Remove the heatsink that you are replacing. Use a Number 2 Phillips-head screwdriver to loosen the four
captive screws that secure the heatsink and then lift it off of the CPU.
Note
Step 6
Alternate loosening each screw evenly to avoid damaging the heatsink or CPU.
Open the CPU retaining mechanism:
a.
Unclip the first retaining latch labeled with the
latch labeled with the
icon. See Figure 3-15.
b.
Open the hinged CPU cover plate.
icon, and then unclip the second retaining
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Figure 3-15
CPU Socket
1
5
2
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4
Step 7
Step 8
1
CPU retaining latch
4
Hinged CPU seat
2
CPU retaining latch
5
Finger grips on plastic CPU frame
3
Hinged CPU cover plate
Remove any existing CPU:
a.
With the latches and hinged CPU cover plate open, swing up the CPU in its hinged seat to the open
position, as shown in Figure 3-15.
b.
Grasp the CPU by the finger grips on its plastic frame and lift it up and out of the hinged CPU seat.
c.
Set the CPU aside on an anti-static surface.
Install a new CPU:
a.
Grasp the new CPU by the finger grips on its plastic frame and align the tab on the frame that is
labeled “ALIGN” with the SLS mechanism, as shown in Figure 3-16.
b.
Insert the tab on the CPU frame into the seat until it stops and is held firmly.
The line below the word “ALIGN” should be level with the edge of the seat, as shown in Figure 3-16.
c.
Swing the hinged seat with the CPU down until the CPU frame clicks in place and holds flat in the
socket.
d.
Close the hinged CPU cover plate.
e.
Clip down the CPU retaining latch with the
with the
icon. See Figure 3-15.
icon, and then clip down the CPU retaining latch
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Figure 3-16
CPU and Socket Alignment Features
2
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1
1
Step 9
Caution
SLS mechanism on socket
2
Tab on CPU frame (labeled ALIGN)
Install a heat sink:
The heat sink must have new thermal grease on the heat sink-to-CPU surface to ensure proper cooling.
If you are reusing a heat sink, you must remove the old thermal grease from the heatsink and the CPU
surface. If you are installing a new heat sink, skip to Step d.
a.
Apply the cleaning solution, which is included with the heatsink cleaning kit (UCSX-HSCK=,
shipped with spare CPUs), to the old thermal grease on the heatsink and CPU and let it soak for a
least 15 seconds.
b.
Wipe all of the old thermal grease off the old heat sink and CPU using the soft cloth that is included
with the heatsink cleaning kit. Be careful to not scratch the heat sink surface.
Note
c.
New heatsinks come with a pre-applied pad of thermal grease. If you are reusing a heatsink, you
must apply thermal grease from a syringe (UCS-CPU-GREASE3=).
Using the syringe of thermal grease provided with the CPU (UCS-CPU-GREASE3=), apply 2 cubic
centimeters of thermal grease to the top of the CPU. Use the pattern shown in Figure 3-17 to ensure
even coverage.
Thermal Grease Application Pattern
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Figure 3-17
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d.
Note
Align the four heatsink captive screws with the motherboard standoffs, and then use a Number 2
Phillips-head screwdriver to tighten the captive screws evenly.
Alternate tightening each screw evenly to avoid damaging the heatsink or CPU.
Step 10
Replace the air baffle.
Step 11
Replace the top cover.
Step 12
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
Additional CPU-Related Parts to Order with RMA Replacement Motherboards
When a return material authorization (RMA) of the motherboard or CPU is done on a Cisco UCS
C-series server, additional parts might not be included with the CPU or motherboard spare bill of
materials (BOM). The TAC engineer might need to add the additional parts to the RMA to help ensure
a successful replacement.
•
Scenario 1—You are reusing the existing heatsinks:
– Heat sink cleaning kit (UCSX-HSCK=)
– Thermal grease kit for C240 M4 (UCS-CPU-GREASE3=)
•
Scenario 2—You are replacing the existing heatsinks:
– Heat sink (UCSC-HS-C220M4=)
– Heat sink cleaning kit (UCSX-HSCK=)
A CPU heatsink cleaning kit is good for up to four CPU and heatsink cleanings. The cleaning kit contains
two bottles of solution, one to clean the CPU and heatsink of old thermal interface material and the other
to prepare the surface of the heatsink.
New heatsink spares come with a pre-applied pad of thermal grease. It is important to clean the old
thermal grease off of the CPU prior to installing the heatsinks. Therefore, when you are ordering new
heatsinks, you must order the heatsink cleaning kit.
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Replacing an Internal SD Card
The server has two internal SD card bays on the motherboard.
Dual SD cards are supported. RAID 1 support can be configured through the Cisco IMC interface.
Step 1
Caution
Step 2
Step 3
Remove the SD card that you are replacing:
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
d.
Locate the SD card that you are replacing on the motherboard (see Figure 3-18).
e.
Push on the top of the SD card, and then release it to allow it to spring up in the slot.
f.
Remove the SD card from the slot.
Install an SD card:
a.
Insert the SD card into the slot with the label side facing up.
b.
Press on the top of the card until it clicks in the slot and stays in place.
c.
Replace the top cover.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
Figure 3-18
SD Card Bays and USB Port Locations on the Motherboard
1
PSU 2
SD 1
FAN 6
FAN 5
2
CPU 2
PSU 1
SD 2
FAN 4
PCIe Riser 2
FAN 3
PCIe Riser 1
CPU 1
FAN 2
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1
SD card bays SD1 and SD2
2
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Enabling or Disabling the Internal USB Port
Caution
We do not recommend that you hot-swap the internal USB drive while the server is powered on.
The factory default is for all USB ports on the server to be enabled. However, the internal USB port can
be enabled or disabled in the server BIOS. See Figure 3-18 for the location of the USB port on the
motherboard.
Step 1
Enter the BIOS Setup Utility by pressing the F2 key when prompted during bootup.
Step 2
Navigate to the Advanced tab.
Step 3
On the Advanced tab, select USB Configuration.
Step 4
On the USB Configuration page, select USB Ports Configuration.
Step 5
Scroll to USB Port: Internal, press Enter, and then choose either Enabled or Disabled from the dialog
box.
Step 6
Press F10 to save and exit the utility.
Replacing a Cisco Modular RAID Controller Riser (Internal Riser 3)
The server has a dedicated internal riser 3 that is only used for the Cisco modular RAID controller card.
This riser plugs into a dedicated motherboard socket and provides a horizontal socket for the Cisco
modular RAID controller card.
Step 1
Caution
Prepare the server for component installation:
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Step 2
Step 3
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
Remove the existing RAID controller riser (see Figure 3-19):
a.
If the existing riser has a card in it, disconnect the SAS cable from the card.
b.
Lift the riser straight up to disengage the riser from the motherboard socket. The riser bracket must
also lift off of two pegs that hold it to the inner chassis wall.
c.
Set the riser upside down.
d.
Remove the card from the riser. Loosen the single thumbscrew that secures the card to the riser
bracket and then pull the card straight out from its socket on the riser (see Figure 3-20).
Install a new RAID controller riser:
a.
Install your RAID controller card into the new riser. See Replacing a Cisco Modular RAID
Controller Card, page 3-36.
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b.
Align the connector on the riser with the socket on the motherboard. At the same time, align the two
slots on the back side of the bracket with the two pegs on the inner chassis wall.
c.
Push down gently to engage the riser connector with the motherboard socket. The metal riser bracket
must also engage the two pegs that secure it to the chassis wall.
d.
Reconnect the SAS cable to its connector on the RAID controller card.
Step 4
Replace the top cover.
Step 5
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
Figure 3-19
Cisco Modular RAID Controller Riser (Internal Riser 3) Location
FAN 5
PSU 2
SD 1
FAN 6
CPU 2
PSU 1
SD 2
FAN 4
PCIe Riser 2
FAN 3
PCIe Riser 1
CPU 1
FAN 2
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1
1
Cisco modular RAID controller riser
assembly (top of bracket)
2
2
Cisco modular RAID controller card in riser
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Replacing a Cisco Modular RAID Controller Card
The server can use a Cisco modular RAID controller card that plugs into a horizontal socket on a
dedicated internal riser 3.
See also:
Note
•
Replacing a Modular RAID Controller Transportable Memory Module (TMM), page 3-38
•
Replacing the Supercap Power Module (RAID Backup), page 3-41
You cannot use a hardware RAID controller card and the embedded RAID controller at the same time.
See RAID Controller Considerations, page C-1 for details about RAID support.
RAID Card Firmware Compatibility
Firmware on the RAID controller must be verified for compatibility with the current Cisco IMC and
BIOS versions that are installed on the server. If not compatible, upgrade or downgrade the RAID
controller firmware accordingly using the Host Upgrade Utility (HUU) for your firmware release to
bring it to a compatible level.
See the HUU guide for your Cisco IMC release for instructions on downloading and using the utility to
bring server components to compatible levels: HUU Guides
Replacement Procedure
Step 1
Caution
Prepare the server for component installation:
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
Remove the RAID controller riser from the server (see Figure 3-19):
a.
Disconnect the SAS cable from the existing RAID controller card.
b.
Lift the riser straight up to disengage the riser from the motherboard socket. The riser bracket must
also lift off of two pegs that hold it to the inner chassis wall.
c.
Set the riser upside down.
Remove the card from the riser:
a.
Loosen the single thumbscrew that secures the card to the metal riser bracket (see Figure 3-20).
b.
Pull the card straight out from its socket on the riser and the guide channel on the riser bracket.
Install the RAID controller card into the riser:
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Step 5
Be careful when inserting the card to the riser so that you do not scrape electronic components on the
underside of the card on features of the riser. The threaded standoff on the riser that is for the thumbscrew
on the card might snag and damage the card components (see item 4 in Figure 3-20).
a.
With the riser upside down, set the card on the riser. Align the right end of the card with the
alignment channel on the riser; align the connector on the card edge with the socket on the riser (see
Figure 3-20).
b.
Being careful to avoid scraping the underside of the card on the threaded standoff on the riser, push
on both corners of the card to seat its connector in the riser socket.
c.
Tighten the single thumbscrew that secures the card to the riser bracket.
Return the riser to the server:
a.
Align the connector on the riser with the socket on the motherboard. At the same time, align the two
slots on the back side of the bracket with the two pegs on the inner chassis wall.
b.
Push down gently to engage the riser connector with the motherboard socket. The metal riser bracket
must also engage the two pegs that secure it to the chassis wall.
Step 6
Reconnect the SAS cable to its connector on the RAID controller card.
Step 7
Replace the top cover.
Step 8
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
Figure 3-20
Cisco Modular RAID Controller Card in Riser
2
353288
1
4
3
1
Card socket on upside down riser
3
Thumbscrew on card
2
Guide channel on riser
4
Threaded standoff on riser
CAUTION: Do not scrape the underside of
the card on this threaded standoff.
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The transportable memory module (TMM) that attaches to the modular RAID controller card can be
installed or replaced after-factory.
See also:
Step 1
Caution
•
Replacing a Cisco Modular RAID Controller Card, page 3-36
•
Replacing the Supercap Power Module (RAID Backup), page 3-41
Prepare the server for component installation:
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Remove the RAID controller riser from the server (see Figure 3-19):
a.
Disconnect the SAS cable from the existing RAID controller card.
b.
Lift the riser straight up to disengage the riser from the motherboard socket. The riser bracket must
also lift off of two pegs that hold it to the inner chassis wall.
c.
Set the riser upside down.
Remove the card from the riser:
a.
Loosen the single thumbscrew that secures the card to the metal riser bracket (see Figure 3-20).
b.
Pull the card straight out from its socket on the riser and the guide channel on the riser bracket.
c.
Set the card on an antistatic surface.
Remove a TMM from the modular RAID controller card (see Figure 3-21):
a.
The plastic bracket on the card has a securing plastic clip at each end of the TMM. Gently spread
each clip away from the TMM.
b.
Pull straight up on the TMM to lift it off the two plastic guide pegs and the socket on the card.
Install a TMM to the modular RAID controller card (see Figure 3-21):
a.
Caution
Step 6
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
Align the TMM over the bracket on the card. Align the connector on the underside of the TMM with
the socket on the card. Align the two guide holes on the TMM over the two guide pegs on the card.
In the next step, keep the TMM level and parallel with the surface of the card to avoid damaging the
connector or socket.
b.
Gently lower the TMM so that the guide holes on the TMM go over the guide pegs on the card.
c.
Press down on the TMM until the plastic clips on the bracket close over each end of the TMM.
d.
Press down on the TMM to fully seat its connector with the socket on the card.
Install the modular RAID controller card back into the riser:
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Step 7
If this is a first-time installation of your TMM, you must also install a supercap power module (SCPM).
The SCPM cable attaches to a connector on the TMM. See Replacing the Supercap Power Module
(RAID Backup), page 3-41.
a.
Connect the cable from the supercap power module (RAID battery) to the connector on the TMM
(see Figure 3-21).
b.
With the riser upside down, align the connector on the card with the socket on the riser. The end of
the card should also go into the guide channel on the riser bracket (see Figure 3-20).
c.
Carefully push on both corners of the card until it is seated in the socket.
d.
Tighten the single thumbscrew that secures the card to the riser bracket.
Return the riser to the server:
a.
Align the connector on the riser with the socket on the motherboard. At the same time, align the two
slots on the back side of the bracket with the two pegs on the inner chassis wall.
b.
Push down gently to engage the riser connector with the motherboard socket. The metal riser bracket
must also engage the two pegs that secure it to the chassis wall.
Step 8
Reconnect the SAS cable to its connector on the RAID controller card.
Step 9
Replace the top cover.
Step 10
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
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Figure 3-21
TMM on Modular RAID Controller Card
4
3
1
2
2
1
1
304945
8
5
6
7
1
TMM on modular RAID card
5
Side view, guide peg
2
Securing bracket clips
6
Side view, socket on modular RAID card
3
Guide pegs on bracket protruding through
guide holes on TMM
7
Side view, connector on underside of TMM
4
SCPM cable connector on TMM
8
Side view, securing clips
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Replacing the Supercap Power Module (RAID Backup)
This server supports installation of one supercap Power module (SCPM). The unit mounts to a bracket
that is in the middle of the row of fan modules (see Figure 3-22).
The SCPM provides approximately three years of backup for the disk write-back cache DRAM in the
case of a sudden power loss by offloading the cache to the NAND flash.
See also:
Warning
Step 1
Caution
Step 2
•
Replacing a Cisco Modular RAID Controller Card, page 3-36
•
Replacing a Modular RAID Controller Transportable Memory Module (TMM), page 3-38
There is danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
Statement 1015
Remove an existing SCPM (see Figure 3-22).
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
d.
Disconnect the SCPM cable from the existing SCPM.
e.
Release the securing clip on the bracket retainer bar and then open the retainer bar (see Figure 3-22).
f.
Lift the SCPM free of the bracket and set it aside.
Install a new SCPM:
a.
Set the new SCPM into the mounting bracket.
b.
Connect the cable from the Cisco modular RAID controller to the new SCPM.
c.
Close the retainer bar over the SCPM. Push down until the securing clip clicks and holds down the
retainer bar.
d.
Replace the top cover.
e.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power
button.
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Figure 3-22
SCPM Bracket Location
FAN 4
1
2
FAN 3
1
SCPM mounting bracket between fans 3 and 4 3
2
Retainer bar
353097
3
Retainer bar securing clip
Replacing a Software RAID 5 Key Module
The server has a two-pin header on the motherboard for a RAID 5 key module. This module upgrades
the embedded software RAID controller options to add RAID 5 support (see Embedded SATA RAID
Controllers, page C-11).
Step 1
Caution
Prepare the server for component installation:
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Step 2
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
Remove any existing software RAID 5 key module:
a.
Locate the module on the motherboard (see Figure 3-23).
b.
Hold the retention clips on the header open while you grasp the RAID key board and pull straight
up (see Figure 3-24).
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Figure 3-23
RAID 5 Key Header Location on Motherboard
1
FAN 5
PSU 2
SD 1
FAN 6
CPU 2
PSU 1
SD 2
FAN 4
PCIe Riser 2
FAN 3
PCIe Riser 1
CPU 1
FAN 2
353100
FAN 1
1
Step 3
Embedded software RAID 5 key header
Install a new software RAID 5 key module:
a.
Align the module with the pins in the motherboard header.
b.
Gently press down on the module until it is seated and the retention clip locks over the module (see
Figure 3-24).
Figure 3-24
Software RAID 5 Key Module Retention Clip
1
2
1
4
303691
2
3
1
Printed circuit board on module
3
Motherboard header
2
Retention clip on motherboard header
4
Retention clip in installed position
Step 4
Replace the top cover.
Step 5
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
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Replacing a PCIe Riser Assembly
The server contains two PCIe risers that are attached to a single riser assembly. Riser 1 provides PCIe
slot 1 and riser 2 provides PCIe slot 2, as shown in Figure 3-25. See Table 3-6 for a description of the
PCIe slots on each riser.
Rear Panel, Showing PCIe Slots
PCIe 01
PCIe 02
PSU 01
PSU 02
mLOM
1
2
353101
Figure 3-25
To install or replace a PCIe riser, follow these steps:
Step 1
Caution
Step 2
Remove the PCIe riser assembly that you are replacing:
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
d.
Use two hands to grasp the metal bracket of the riser assembly and lift straight up to disengage its
connectors from the two sockets on the motherboard.
e.
If the riser has any cards installed, remove them from the riser.
Install a new PCIe riser assembly:
a.
If you removed any cards from the old riser assembly, install the cards to the new riser assembly (see
Replacing a PCIe Card, page 3-46).
b.
Position the riser assembly over its two sockets on the motherboard and over the chassis alignment
channels (see Figure 3-26):
c.
Carefully push down on both ends of the riser assembly to fully engage its connectors with the two
sockets on the motherboard.
Step 3
Replace the top cover.
Step 4
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
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Figure 3-26
PCIe Riser Assembly Location and Alignment Channels
SD 1
FAN 6
FAN 5
CPU 2
PSU 2
PSU 1
SD 2
FAN 4
PCIe Riser 2
1
FAN 3
2
PCIe Riser 1
CPU 1
FAN 2
1
PCIe riser assembly bracket
353102
FAN 1
3
Chassis alignment channels
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Caution
Cisco supports all PCIe cards qualified and sold by Cisco. PCIe cards not qualified or sold by Cisco are
the responsibility of the customer. Although Cisco will always stand behind and support the C-Series
rack-mount servers, customers using standard, off-the-shelf, third-party cards must go to the third-party
card vendor for support if any issue with that particular third-party card occurs.
This section includes the following topics:
•
PCIe Slots, page 3-46
•
Replacing a PCIe Card, page 3-47
•
Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards, page 3-49
•
Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Fusion ioDrive3 Storage Accelerator Cards, page 3-50
•
Installing Multiple PCIe Cards and Resolving Limited Resources, page 3-51
PCIe Slots
The server contains two toolless PCIe risers for horizontal installation of PCIe cards. See Figure 3-27
and Table 3-6 for a description of the PCIe slots on these risers.
Both slots support the network communications services interface (NCSI) protocol and standby power.
Rear Panel, Showing PCIe Slots
PCIe 01
PCIe 02
PSU 01
PSU 02
mLOM
1
Table 3-6
2
PCIe Expansion Slots
Slot Number
Electrical
Lane Width
Connector Length
Card Length1
Card Height 2
NCSI Support
Gen-3 x16
x24 connector
3/4 length
Full-height
Yes
2 (on riser version 2A)
3
Gen-3 x16
x24 connector
1/2 length
1/2 height
Yes
2 (on riser version 2B)
4
Gen-3 x8
x24 connector
1/2 length
1/2 height
Yes
1 (on riser 1)
1. This is the supported length because of internal clearance.
2. This is the size of the rear panel opening.
3. Slot 2 is not available in single-CPU configurations.
4. Riser version 2B(UCSC-PCI-2B-220M4) includes two cable connectors that support NVMe PCIe SSDs. These connectors are not available in a
single-CPU configuration.
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Replacing a PCIe Card
Note
If you are installing a Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card, there are prerequisite considerations. See
Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards, page 3-49.
Note
If you are installing a RAID controller card, see RAID Controller Considerations, page C-1 for more
information about supported cards and cabling.
To install or replace a PCIe card, follow these steps:
Step 1
Caution
Remove an existing PCIe card (or a blank filler panel) from the PCIe riser:
a.
Shut down and power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server,
page 3-8.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
d.
Remove any cables from the ports of the PCIe card that you are replacing.
e.
Use two hands to grasp the metal bracket of the riser assembly and lift straight up to disengage its
connectors from the two sockets on the motherboard.
f.
Open the hinged plastic retainer that secures the rear-panel tab of the card (see Figure 3-28).
g.
Pull evenly on both ends of the PCIe card to remove it from the socket on the PCIe riser.
If the riser has no card, remove the blanking panel from the rear opening of the riser.
Step 2
Install a new PCIe card:
a.
Open the hinged plastic retainer
b.
With the hinged tab retainer open, align the new PCIe card with the empty socket on the PCIe riser.
c.
Push down evenly on both ends of the card until it is fully seated in the socket.
d.
Ensure that the card’s rear panel tab sits flat against the riser rear-panel opening and then close the
hinged tab retainer over the card’s rear-panel tab (see Figure 3-28).
e.
Position the PCIe riser over its two sockets on the motherboard and over the chassis alignment
channels (see Figure 3-26).
f.
Carefully push down on both ends of the PCIe riser to fully engage its connector with the sockets
on the motherboard.
g.
Replace the top cover.
h.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power
button.
i.
If the card that you replaced was a RAID controller, continue with Restoring RAID Configuration
After Replacing a RAID Controller, page C-24.
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Figure 3-28
PCIe Riser Assembly
2
353289
1
1
Hinged rear-panel tab retainer
2
Card socket on riser 2 version 2B
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Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards
Table 3-7 describes the requirements for the supported Cisco UCS virtual interface cards (VICs).
The server can support up to two PCIe-style VICs plus one mLOM-style VIC.
Note
If you use the Cisco Card NIC mode, you must also make a VIC Slot setting that matches where your
VIC is installed. The options are Riser1, Riser2, and Flex-LOM. See NIC Modes and NIC Redundancy
Settings, page 2-14.
If you want to use the Cisco UCS VIC card for Cisco UCS Manager integration, also see the Cisco UCS
C-Series Server Integration with UCS Manager Guides for details about supported configurations,
cabling, and other requirements.
Table 3-7
Cisco UCS C220 M4 Requirements for Virtual Interface Cards
Number of
This VIC
Supported
in Server
Virtual Interface Card
(VIC)
Cisco UCS VIC1225
Minimum VIC
Firmware
PCIE 1
PCIE 1
1.4(6)
2.1(0)
2 PCIe
PCIE 1
PCIE 2
PCIE 1
PCIE 1
1.5(1)
2.1(1)
2 PCIe
PCIE 1
PCIE 2
Not supported at
this time
PCIE 1
2.0(4)
4.0(4b)
1 mLOM
mLOM
mLOM
mLOM
2.0(3)
4.0(0)
1 mLOM
mLOM
mLOM
mLOM
2.0(4)
4.0(4b)
1 mLOM
mLOM
mLOM
mLOM
2.0(9)
4.1(1d)
UCSC-PCIE-C40Q-03
Cisco UCS VIC 1227
Minimum
Cisco IMC
Firmware
PCIE 1
PCIE 2
UCSC-PCIE-C10T-02
Cisco UCS VIC13851
Primary Slot For
Cisco Card NIC
Mode
2 PCIe
UCSC-PCIE-CSC-02
Cisco UCS VIC1225T
Primary Slot For
Cisco UCS
Manager
Slots That
Support VICs Integration
UCSC-MLOM-CSC-02
Cisco UCS VIC 1227T
UCSC-MLOM-C10T-02
Cisco UCS VIC 1387
UCSC-MLOM-C40Q-03
1. For Cisco UCS VIC1385, always use the primary slot 1 for optimal performance. You can use the other supported slot, but you might see degraded
performance. If multiple VIC cards are present, give the Cisco UCS VIC1385 priority on primary slot 1 for best performance.
Note
The Cisco UCS VIC 1227 (UCSC-MLOM-CSC-02) is not compatible to use in Cisco Card NIC mode
with a certain Cisco SFP+ module. Do not use a Cisco SFP+ module part number 37-0961-01 that has a
serial number in the range MOC1238xxxx to MOC1309xxxx. If you use the Cisco UCS VIC 1227 in
Cisco Card NIC mode, use a different part number Cisco SFP+ module, or you can use this part number
37-0961-01 if the serial number is not included in the range above. See the data sheet for this adapter for
other supported SFP+ modules: Cisco UCS VIC 1227 Data Sheet
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Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Fusion ioDrive3 Storage Accelerator Cards
Table 3-8 describes the requirements for the supported Cisco UCS Fusion ioDrive3 cards.
Table 3-8
Cisco UCS C220 M4 Requirements for Fusion ioDrive3 Cards
Maximum
Number of Cards
Supported
Card
Cisco UCS 5800 GB MLC Fusion ioDrive3
Slots That
Support >25W Minimum
Slots That
Cisco IMC
Support These Power
Override
Firmware
Cards
Card Height
(rear-panel
tab)
1
PCIE 1
All1
2.0(2)
Full height
2
PCIE 1
PCIE 2
Not
applicable
2.0(2)
Half height2
2
PCIE 1
PCIE 2
Not
applicable
2.0(2)
Half height
2
PCIE 1
PCIE 2
Not
applicable
2.0(2)
Half height
UCSC-F-FIO-5800M=
Cisco UCS 2900 GB MLC Fusion ioDrive3
UCSC-F-FIO-2900M=
Cisco UCS 1450 GB MLC Fusion ioDrive3
UCSC-F-FIO-1450M=
Cisco UCS 1150 GB MLC Fusion ioDrive3
UCSC-F-FIO-1150M=
1. All slots can be enabled to provide more than the default 25 W power draw for higher performance on some cards. See Enabling Higher Power-Draw for
Fusion ioDrive3 Cards, page 3-50.
2. A rear-panel tab adapter is required to fit the half-height cards in full-height slots.
Enabling Higher Power-Draw for Fusion ioDrive3 Cards
Some Fusion ioDrive3 accelerator cards such as the 5800 GB card draw 25 W by default but can achieve
higher performance when the PCIe slot is configured to provide more than 25 W for the device.
PCIe slots that can be configured to support more than 25 W power draw: All.
All slots can support the higher device power draw of 55 W (75 W maximum) when configured with the
override parameter in the IO Accelerator VSL software.
Note
See the Cisco UCS power calculator to determine the total power draw for your exact server
configuration:
http://www.cisco.com/assets/cdc_content_elements/flash/dataCenter/cisco_ucs_power_calculator/
The override parameter in the IO Accelerator VSL software (in the
/usr/modprove.d/iomemory-vsl.conf file) overrides the setting that prevents devices from drawing
more than 25 W from the PCIe slot. The parameter is enabled by device, by using the device serial
numbers.
Note
Step 1
The override parameter is a setting for the IO Accelerator VSL software by server and is not stored in
the device. When moved to a new server, the device defaults to the 25 W power limit until an external
power cable is added or the override parameter is enabled for that device in the new server.
Determine the serial number of the installed Fusion device by using the fio-status command in the IO
Accelerator VSL software. Sample output is shown here:
fio-status
Adapter: Dual Controller Adapter
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Fusion-io ioDrive2 3.0TB, Product Number:F01-001-2T41-CS-0001, FIO SN:1149D0969
External Power: NOT connected
PCIe Power limit threshold: 24.75W
Connected ioMemory modules:
fct2: SN:1149D0969-1121
fct3: SN:1149D0969-1111
In this example, 1149D0969 is the adapter serial number. If you have multiple Fusion ioDrive3 devices
installed in your system, use the fio-beacon command to verify where each device is physically located.
Note
Step 2
There is also a serial number label on the card, but we recommend that you use the fio-status
command to confirm the serial number is an adapter serial number (FIO SN in the sample output
above).
Set the override parameter by editing the /usr/modprove.d/iomemory-vsl.conf file, which is installed
when you install the device drivers.
Change the value for the external_power_override parameter, where the <value> for this parameter is
a comma-separated list of adapter serial numbers.
options iomemory-vsl external_power_override=<value>
For example:
options iomemory-vsl external_power_override=1149D0969,1159E0972
Step 3
Reboot the server or unload and then load the drivers to enforce the parameter changes.
Installing Multiple PCIe Cards and Resolving Limited Resources
When a large number of PCIe add-on cards are installed in the server, the system might run out of the
following resources required for PCIe devices:
•
Option ROM memory space
•
16-bit I/O space
The topics in this section provide guidelines for resolving the issues related to these limited resources:
•
Resolving Insufficient Memory Space to Execute Option ROMs, page 3-51
•
Resolving Insufficient 16-Bit I/O Space, page 3-52
Resolving Insufficient Memory Space to Execute Option ROMs
The system has very limited memory to execute PCIe legacy option ROMs, so when a large number of
PCIe add-on cards are installed in the server, the system BIOS might not able to execute all of the option
ROMs. The system BIOS loads and executes the option ROMs in the order that the PCIe cards are
enumerated (slot 1, slot 2, slot 3, and so on).
If the system BIOS does not have sufficient memory space to load any PCIe option ROM, it skips loading
that option ROM, reports a system event log (SEL) event to the Cisco IMC controller and reports the
following error in the Error Manager page of the BIOS Setup utility:
ERROR CODE SEVERITY
146
Major
INSTANCE
N/A
DESCRIPTION
PCI out of resources error.
Major severity requires user
intervention but does not
prevent system boot.
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To resolve this issue, disable the Option ROMs that are not needed for system booting. The BIOS Setup
Utility provides the setup options to enable or disable the Option ROMs at the PCIe slot level for the
PCIe expansion slots and at the port level for the onboard NICs. These options can be found in the BIOS
Setup Utility Advanced PCI Configuration page.
•
Guidelines for RAID controller booting
If the server is configured to boot primarily from RAID storage, make sure that the option ROMs
for the slots where your RAID controllers installed are enabled in the BIOS, depending on your
RAID controller configuration.
If the RAID controller does not appear in the system boot order even with the option ROMs for those
slots enabled, the RAID controller option ROM might not have sufficient memory space to execute.
In that case, disable other option ROMs that are not needed for the system configuration to free up
some memory space for the RAID controller option ROM.
•
Guidelines for onboard NIC PXE booting
If the system is configured to primarily perform PXE boot from onboard NICs, make sure that the
option ROMs for the onboard NICs to be booted from are enabled in the BIOS Setup Utility. Disable
other option ROMs that are not needed to create sufficient memory space for the onboard NICs.
Resolving Insufficient 16-Bit I/O Space
The system has only 64 KB of legacy 16-bit I/O resources available. This 64 KB of I/O space is divided
between the CPUs in the system because the PCIe controller is integrated into the CPUs. This server
BIOS has the capability to dynamically detect the 16-bit I/O resource requirement for each CPU and then
balance the 16-bit I/O resource allocation between the CPUs during the PCI bus enumeration phase of
the BIOS POST.
When a large number of PCIe cards are installed in the system, the system BIOS might not have
sufficient I/O space for some PCIe devices. If the system BIOS is not able to allocate the required I/O
resources for any PCIe devices, the following symptoms have been observed:
•
The system might get stuck in an infinite reset loop.
•
The BIOS might appear to hang while initializing PCIe devices.
•
The PCIe option ROMs might take excessive time to complete, which appears to lock up the system.
•
PCIe boot devices might not be accessible from the BIOS.
•
PCIe option ROMs might report initialization errors. These errors are seen before the BIOS passes
control to the operating system.
•
The keyboard might not work.
To work around this problem, rebalance the 16-bit I/O load using the following methods:
1.
Physically remove any unused PCIe cards.
2.
If the system has one or more Cisco virtual interface cards (VICs) installed, disable the PXE boot
on the VICs that are not required for the system boot configuration by using the Network Adapters
page in the Cisco IMC Web UI to free up some 16-bit I/O resources. Each VIC uses a minimum 16
KB of 16-bit I/O resource, so disabling PXE boot on Cisco VICs would free up some 16-bit I/O
resources that can be used for other PCIe cards that are installed in the system.
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Installing and Enabling a Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
The trusted platform module (TPM) is a small circuit board that attaches to a motherboard socket. The
socket location is on the motherboard between the power supplies and PCIe riser 2 (see Figure 3-29).
TPM 2.0 Considerations
Trusted platform module (TPM) version 2.0 is supported on Intel v3- or Intel v4-based platforms.
If there is an existing TPM 1.2 installed in the server, you cannot upgrade to TPM 2.0.
If there is no existing TPM in the server, you can install TPM 2.0. You must first upgrade to Intel v4
code, regardless of whether the installed CPU is Intel v3 or v4. TPM 2.0 requires Intel v4 code or later.
Caution
Note
If your Intel v3 or Intel v4 system is currently supported and protected by TPM version 2.0, a potential
security exposure might occur if you downgrade the system software and BIOS to a version earlier than
those shown in Table 3-9.
If the TPM 2.0 becomes unresponsive, reboot the server.
Table 3-9
TPM Matrix by Intel CPU Version
Intel CPU
TPM Version
Supported
Minimum Cisco IMC
Version
Minimum UCS
Manager (UCSM)
Version
Intel v3
TPM 1.2
2.0(3)
2.2(3)
TPM 2.0
2.0(10)
2.2(7) or 3.1(1)
TPM 1.2
2.0(10)
2.2(7) or 3.1(1)
TPM 2.0
2.0(10)
2.2(7) or 3.1(1)
Intel v4
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Installing the TPM Hardware
This section contains the following procedures, which must be followed in this order when installing and
enabling a TPM:
Note
Step 1
Caution
Step 2
Step 3
1.
Installing the TPM Hardware, page 3-54
2.
Enabling TPM Support in the BIOS, page 3-56
3.
Enabling the Intel TXT Feature in the BIOS, page 3-56
For security purposes, the TPM is installed with a one-way screw. It cannot be removed with a standard
screwdriver.
Prepare the server for component installation.
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
d.
Check if there is a card installed in PCIe riser 2. See Figure 3-29.
•
If no card is installed in PCIe riser 2, you can access the TPM socket. Go to Step 2.
•
If a card is installed in PCIe riser 2, remove the PCIe riser assembly from the chassis. See Replacing
a PCIe Riser Assembly, page 3-44 for details.
Install a TPM (see Figure 3-29):
a.
Locate the TPM socket on the motherboard, as shown in Figure 3-29.
b.
Align the connector that is on the bottom of the TPM circuit board with the motherboard TPM
socket. Align the screw hole on the TPM board with the screw hole adjacent to the TPM socket.
c.
Push down evenly on the TPM to seat it in the motherboard socket.
d.
Install the single one-way screw that secures the TPM to the motherboard.
e.
If you removed the PCIe riser assembly, return it to the server now. See Replacing a PCIe Riser
Assembly, page 3-44 for details.
f.
Replace the top cover.
g.
Replace the server in the rack and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
Continue with Enabling TPM Support in the BIOS, page 3-56.
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Figure 3-29
TPM Socket Location on Motherboard
SD 1
FAN 6
FAN 5
CPU 2
PSU 2
PSU 1
SD 2
FAN 4
1
PCIe Riser 2
FAN 3
PCIe Riser 1
CPU 1
FAN 2
1
353103
FAN 1
TPM socket and screw hole on motherboard
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Enabling TPM Support in the BIOS
Note
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
After hardware installation, you must enable TPM support in the BIOS:
Enable TPM support:
a.
Watch during bootup for the F2 prompt, and then press F2 to enter BIOS setup.
b.
Log in to the BIOS Setup Utility with your BIOS Administrator password.
c.
On the BIOS Setup Utility window, choose the Advanced tab.
d.
Choose Trusted Computing to open the TPM Security Device Configuration window.
e.
Change TPM SUPPORT to Enabled.
f.
Press F10 to save your settings and reboot the server.
Verify that TPM support is now enabled:
a.
Watch during bootup for the F2 prompt, and then press F2 to enter BIOS setup.
b.
Log into the BIOS Setup utility with your BIOS Administrator password.
c.
Choose the Advanced tab.
d.
Choose Trusted Computing to open the TPM Security Device Configuration window.
e.
Verify that TPM SUPPORT and TPM State are Enabled.
Continue with Enabling the Intel TXT Feature in the BIOS, page 3-56.
Enabling the Intel TXT Feature in the BIOS
Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) provides greater protection for information that is used and
stored on the business server. A key aspect of that protection is the provision of an isolated execution
environment and associated sections of memory where operations can be conducted on sensitive data,
invisibly to the rest of the system. Intel TXT provides for a sealed portion of storage where sensitive data
such as encryption keys can be kept, helping to shield them from being compromised during an attack
by malicious code.
Step 1
Reboot the server and watch for the prompt to press F2.
Step 2
When prompted, press F2 to enter the BIOS Setup utility.
Step 3
Verify that the prerequisite BIOS values are enabled:
a.
Choose the Advanced tab.
b.
Choose Intel TXT(LT-SX) Configuration to open the Intel TXT(LT-SX) Hardware Support
window.
c.
Verify that the following items are listed as Enabled:
– VT-d Support (default is Enabled)
– VT Support (default is Enabled)
– TPM Support
– TPM State
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Step 4
Step 5
•
If VT-d Support and VT Support are already enabled, skip to Step 4.
•
If VT-d Support and VT Support are not enabled, continue with the next steps to enable them.
d.
Press Escape to return to the BIOS Setup utility Advanced tab.
e.
On the Advanced tab, choose Processor Configuration to open the Processor Configuration
window.
f.
Set Intel (R) VT and Intel (R) VT-d to Enabled.
Enable the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) feature:
a.
Return to the Intel TXT(LT-SX) Hardware Support window if you are not already there.
b.
Set TXT Support to Enabled.
Press F10 to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup utility.
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Replacing an mLOM Card
The server can use a modular LOM (mLOM) card to provide additional rear-panel connectivity. The
mLOM card socket remains powered when the server is in 12 V standby power mode and it supports the
network communications services interface (NCSI) protocol.
Step 1
Caution
Remove any existing mLOM card (or a blanking panel):
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Step 2
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
See the location of the mLOM socket in Figure 3-30. You might have to remove PCIe riser 1 and the
Cisco modular RAID controller riser to provide clearance.
•
If there is no card in PCIe riser 1 or the RAID card riser, you can access the mLOM socket. Continue
with Step 3.
•
If there is a card in PCIe riser 1 or the RAID card riser, remove those risers to provide clearance.
See Replacing a PCIe Riser Assembly, page 3-44 and Replacing a Cisco Modular RAID Controller
Card, page 3-36 for instructions.
Step 3
Loosen the single thumbscrew that secures the mLOM card to the chassis floor and then slide the mLOM
card horizontally to disengage its connector from the motherboard socket.
Step 4
Install a new mLOM card:
a.
Set the mLOM card on the chassis floor so that its connector is aligned with the motherboard socket
and its thumbscrew is aligned with the standoff on the chassis floor.
b.
Push the card’s connector into the motherboard socket horizontally.
c.
Tighten the thumbscrew to secure the card to the chassis floor.
Step 5
If you removed PCIe riser 1 or the RAID card riser, return them to the server. See Replacing a PCIe Riser
Assembly, page 3-44 or Replacing a Cisco Modular RAID Controller Card, page 3-36 for instructions.
Step 6
Replace the top cover.
Step 7
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
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Figure 3-30
mLOM Card Socket Location
SD 1
FAN 6
FAN 5
CPU 2
PSU 2
PSU 1
SD 2
FAN 4
PCIe Riser 2
FAN 3
PCIe Riser 1
CPU 1
FAN 2
1
1
353104
FAN 1
mLOM card socket location on motherboard (under a
PCIe riser 1 card and the RAID controller card)
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Replacing Power Supplies
The server can have one or two power supplies. When two power supplies are installed they are
redundant as 1+1.
•
Replacing an AC Power Supply, page 3-60
•
Installing a DC Power Supply (UCSC-PSUV2-1050DC), page 3-61
•
Installation Grounding, page 3-62
•
See also Power Specifications, page A-3 for more information about the power supplies.
•
See also Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons, page 3-5 for information about the power supply LEDs.
Note
If you have ordered a server with power supply redundancy (two power supplies), you do not have to
power off the server to replace power supplies because they are redundant as 1+1.
Note
Do not mix power supply types or wattages in the server.
Replacing an AC Power Supply
Step 1
Remove the power supply that you are replacing or a blank panel from an empty bay (see Figure 3-31):
a.
Perform one of the following actions:
– If your server has only one power supply, shut down and power off the server as described in
the “Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server” section on page 3-8.
– If your server has two power supplies, you do not have to shut down the server.
Step 2
b.
Remove the power cord from the power supply that you are replacing.
c.
Grasp the power supply handle while pinching the release lever toward the handle.
d.
Pull the power supply out of the bay.
Install a new power supply:
a.
Grasp the power supply handle and insert the new power supply into the empty bay.
b.
Push the power supply into the bay until the release lever locks.
c.
Connect the power cord to the new power supply.
d.
If you shut down the server, press the Power button to return the server to main power mode.
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Figure 3-31
Removing and Replacing Power Supplies
1
PCIe 02
PSU 01
353105
PCIe 01
PSU 02
mLOM
1
2
2
1
Hole for chassis grounding lug screw
2
Power supply release lever
3
3
Power supply handle
Installing a DC Power Supply (UCSC-PSUV2-1050DC)
Warning
A readily accessible two-poled disconnect device must be incorporated in the fixed wiring.
Statement 1022
Warning
This product requires short-circuit (overcurrent) protection, to be provided as part of the building
installation. Install only in accordance with national and local wiring regulations. Statement 1045
Warning
Installation of the equipment must comply with local and national electrical codes. Statement 1074
Caution
Before beginning this wiring procedure, turn off the DC power source from your facility’s circuit breaker
to avoid electric shock hazard.
Step 1
Note
Turn off the DC power source from your facility’s circuit breaker to avoid electric shock hazard.
The required DC input cable is Cisco part CAB-48DC-40A-8AWG. This 3-meter cable has a 3-pin
connector on one end that is keyed to the DC input socket on the power supply, as shown in Figure 3-32.
The other end of the cable has no connector so that you can wire it to your facility’s DC power.
Step 2
Wire the non-terminated end of the cable to your facility’s DC power input source.
Step 3
Connect the terminated end of the cable to the socket on the power supply. The connector is keyed so
that the wires align for correct polarity and ground, as shown in Figure 3-32.
Step 4
Return DC power from your facility’s circuit breaker.
Step 5
See Installation Grounding, page 3-62 for information about additional chassis grounding.
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Figure 3-32
1050 W, –48 VDC Power Supply and Cable
1
2
3
+DC
1050W DC
305145
- DC
1
2
Keyed cable connector
(CAB-48DC-40A-8AWG)
3
PSU status LED
See Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons, page 3-5 for details.
Keyed DC input socket
Installation Grounding
AC power supplies have internal grounding and so no additional grounding is required when the
supported AC power cords are used.
When using a DC power supply, additional grounding of the server chassis to the earth ground of the
rack is available. A screw hole for use with your grounding lug and grounding wire are supplied on the
chassis rear panel.
Note
The grounding point on the chassis is sized for a single #10-32 screw. A lock-washer is required to secure
the lug to the chassis. You must provide your own screw with lock-washer, grounding lug, and grounding
wire. The grounding lug must be a single-hole lug that fits a #10-32 screw and 14 AWG wire. The
grounding cable that you provide must be 14 AWG (2 mm), minimum 60° C wire, or as permitted by the
local code.
See Figure 3-31 for the location of the grounding lug screw-hole on the chassis rear panel.
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Service DIP Switches
This section includes the following topics:
•
DIP Switch Location on the Motherboard, page 3-63
•
Using the BIOS Recovery DIP Switch, page 3-64
•
Using the Clear Password DIP Switch, page 3-66
•
Using the Clear CMOS DIP Switch, page 3-67
DIP Switch Location on the Motherboard
See Figure 3-33. The position of the block of DIP switches (SW6) is shown in red. In the magnified view,
all switches are shown in the default position.
•
BIOS recovery—Switch 1
•
Clear password—Switch 2
•
Not used—Switch 3
•
Clear CMOS—Switch 4
Service DIP Switches (SW6)
353106
Figure 3-33
2
1
2
3
ON DIP
1
4
1
DIP switch block SW6
3
Clear password switch 2
2
BIOS recovery switch 1
4
Clear CMOS switch 4
3
4
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Using the BIOS Recovery DIP Switch
Depending on which stage the BIOS becomes corrupted, you might see different behavior.
•
If the BIOS BootBlock is corrupted, you might see the system get stuck on the following message:
Initializing and configuring memory/hardware
•
If it is a non-BootBlock corruption, the following message is displayed:
****BIOS FLASH IMAGE CORRUPTED****
Flash a valid BIOS capsule file using Cisco IMC WebGUI or CLI interface.
IF Cisco IMC INTERFACE IS NOT AVAILABLE, FOLLOW THE STEPS MENTIONED BELOW.
1. Connect the USB stick with recovery.cap file in root folder.
2. Reset the host.
IF THESE STEPS DO NOT RECOVER THE BIOS
1. Power off the system.
2. Mount recovery jumper.
3. Connect the USB stick with recovery.cap file in root folder.
4. Power on the system.
Wait for a few seconds if already plugged in the USB stick.
REFER TO SYSTEM MANUAL FOR ANY ISSUES.
Note
As indicated by the message shown above, there are two procedures for recovering the BIOS. Try
procedure 1 first. If that procedure does not recover the BIOS, use procedure 2.
Procedure 1: Reboot with recovery.cap File
Step 1
Download the BIOS update package and extract it to a temporary location.
Step 2
Copy the contents of the extracted recovery folder to the root directory of a USB thumb drive. The
recovery folder contains the recovery.cap file that is required in this procedure.
Note
The recovery.cap file must be in the root directory of the USB thumb drive. Do not rename this
file. The USB thumb drive must be formatted with either FAT16 or FAT32 file systems.
Step 3
Insert the USB thumb drive into a USB port on the server.
Step 4
Reboot the server.
Step 5
Return the server to main power mode by pressing the Power button on the front panel.
The server boots with the updated BIOS boot block. When the BIOS detects a valid recovery.cap file on
the USB thumb drive, it displays this message:
Found a valid recovery file...Transferring to Cisco IMC
System would flash the BIOS image now...
System would restart with recovered image after a few seconds...
Step 6
Wait for server to complete the BIOS update, and then remove the USB thumb drive from the server.
Note
During the BIOS update, Cisco IMC shuts down the server and the screen goes blank for about
10 minutes. Do not unplug the power cords during this update. Cisco IMC powers on the server
after the update is complete.
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Procedure 2: Use BIOS Recovery DIP switch and recovery.cap File
See Figure 3-33 for the location of the SW8 block of DIP switches.
Step 1
Download the BIOS update package and extract it to a temporary location.
Step 2
Copy the contents of the extracted recovery folder to the root directory of a USB thumb drive. The
recovery folder contains the recovery.cap file that is required in this procedure.
Note
The recovery.cap file must be in the root directory of the USB thumb drive. Do not rename this
file. The USB thumb drive must be formatted with either FAT16 or FAT32 file systems.
Step 3
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
Step 4
Disconnect all power cords from the power supplies.
Step 5
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might have
to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
Caution
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
Step 6
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
Step 7
Slide the BIOS recovery DIP switch from position 1 to the closed position (see Figure 3-33).
Step 8
Reconnect AC power cords to the server. The server powers up to standby power mode.
Step 9
Insert the USB thumb drive that you prepared in Step 2 into a USB port on the server.
Step 10
Return the server to main power mode by pressing the Power button on the front panel.
The server boots with the updated BIOS boot block. When the BIOS detects a valid recovery.cap file on
the USB thumb drive, it displays this message:
Found a valid recovery file...Transferring to Cisco IMC
System would flash the BIOS image now...
System would restart with recovered image after a few seconds...
Step 11
Wait for server to complete the BIOS update, and then remove the USB thumb drive from the server.
Note
During the BIOS update, Cisco IMC shuts down the server and the screen goes blank for about
10 minutes. Do not unplug the power cords during this update. Cisco IMC powers on the server
after the update is complete.
Step 12
After the server has fully booted, power off the server again and disconnect all power cords.
Step 13
Slide the BIOS recovery DIP switch from the closed position back to the default position 1 (see
Figure 3-33).
Note
Step 14
If you do not move the jumper, after recovery completion you see the prompt, “Please remove
the recovery jumper.”
Replace the top cover, replace the server in the rack, replace power cords and any other cables, and then
power on the server by pressing the Power button.
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Using the Clear Password DIP Switch
See Figure 3-33 for the location of this DIP switch. You can use this switch to clear the administrator
password.
Step 1
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
Step 2
Disconnect all power cords from the power supplies.
Step 3
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might have
to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
Caution
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
Step 4
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
Step 5
Slide the clear password DIP switch from position 2 to the closed position (see Figure 3-33).
Step 6
Reinstall the top cover and reconnect AC power cords to the server. The server powers up to standby
power mode, indicated when the Power LED on the front panel is amber.
Step 7
Return the server to main power mode by pressing the Power button on the front panel. The server is in
main power mode when the Power LED is green.
Note
You must allow the entire server, not just the service processor, to reboot to main power mode
to complete the reset. The state of the jumper cannot be determined without the host CPU
running.
Step 8
Press the Power button to shut down the server to standby power mode, and then remove AC power cords
from the server to remove all power.
Step 9
Remove the top cover from the server.
Step 10
Slide the clear CMOS DIP switch from the closed position back to default position 2 (see Figure 3-33).
Note
Step 11
If you do not move the jumper, the CMOS settings are reset to the default every time that you
power-cycle the server.
Replace the top cover, replace the server in the rack, replace power cords and any other cables, and then
power on the server by pressing the Power button.
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Using the Clear CMOS DIP Switch
See Figure 3-33 for the location of this DIP switch. You can use this switch to clear the server’s CMOS
settings in the case of a system hang. For example, if the server hangs because of incorrect settings and
does not boot, use this jumper to invalidate the settings and reboot with defaults.
Caution
Clearing the CMOS removes any customized settings and might result in data loss. Make a note of any
necessary customized settings in the BIOS before you use this clear CMOS procedure.
Step 1
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-8.
Step 2
Disconnect all power cords from the power supplies.
Step 3
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might have
to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
Caution
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
Step 4
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-9.
Step 5
Slide the clear CMOS DIP switch from position 4 to the closed position (see Figure 3-33).
Step 6
Reinstall the top cover and reconnect AC power cords to the server. The server powers up to standby
power mode, indicated when the Power LED on the front panel is amber.
Step 7
Return the server to main power mode by pressing the Power button on the front panel. The server is in
main power mode when the Power LED is green.
Note
You must allow the entire server, not just the service processor, to reboot to main power mode
to complete the reset. The state of the jumper cannot be determined without the host CPU
running.
Step 8
Press the Power button to shut down the server to standby power mode, and then remove AC power cords
from the server to remove all power.
Step 9
Remove the top cover from the server.
Step 10
Slide the clear CMOS DIP switch from the closed position back to default position 4 (see Figure 3-33).
Note
Step 11
If you do not move the jumper, the CMOS settings are reset to the default every time that you
power-cycle the server.
Replace the top cover, replace the server in the rack, replace power cords and any other cables, and then
power on the server by pressing the Power button.
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A
Server Specifications
This appendix lists the technical specifications for the server and includes the following sections:
•
Physical Specifications, page A-1
•
Environmental Specifications, page A-2
•
Power Specifications, page A-3
Physical Specifications
Table A-1 lists the physical specifications for the server.
Table A-1
Physical Specifications
Description
Specification
Height
1.7 in. (4.3 cm)
Width
16.9 in. (42.9 cm)
Depth (length)
29.8 in. (75.8 cm)
Maximum weight (fully loaded chassis)
SFF 8-drive: 37.9 lb. (17.2 Kg)
LFF 4-drive: 39.9 lb. (18.1 Kg)
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Environmental Specifications
Environmental Specifications
Table A-2 lists the environmental specifications for the server.
Table A-2
Environmental Specifications
Description
Specification
Temperature, operating
41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Derate the maximum temperature by 1°C per every
305 meters of altitude above sea level.
Temperature, non-operating
(when the server is stored or transported)
–40 to 149°F (–40 to 65°C)
Humidity (RH), operating
10 to 90%
Humidity, non-operating
5 to 93%
Altitude, operating
0 to 10,000 feet
Altitude, non-operating
(when the server is stored or transported)
0 to 40,000 feet
Sound power level
5.4
Measure A-weighted per ISO7779 LwAd (Bels)
Operation at 73°F (23°C)
37
Sound pressure level
Measure A-weighted per ISO7779 LpAm (dBA)
Operation at 73°F (23°C)
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Power Specifications
Power Specifications
The power specifications for the power supply options are listed in the following sections:
•
770 W AC Power Supply, page A-3
•
1050W DC Power Supply, page A-4
You can get more specific power information for your exact server configuration by using the Cisco UCS
Power Calculator:
http://ucspowercalc.cisco.com
Note
Do not mix power supply types in the server. Both power supplies must be identical.
770 W AC Power Supply
Table A-3 lists the specifications for each 770 W AC power supply
(Cisco part number UCSC-PSU1-770W).
Table A-3
Power Supply Specifications
Description
Specification
AC input voltage
Nominal range: 100–120 VAC, 200–240 VAC
(Range: 90–132 VAC, 180–264 VAC)
AC input frequency
Nominal range: 50 to 60Hz
(Range: 47–63 Hz)
Maximum AC input current
9.5 A at 100 VAC
4.5 A at 208 VAC
Maximum input volt-amperes
950 VA at 100 VAC
Maximum output power per PSU
770 W
Maximum inrush current
15 A (sub-cycle duration)
Maximum hold-up time
12 ms at 770 W
Power supply output voltage
12 VDC
Power supply standby voltage
12 VDC
Efficiency rating
Climate Savers Platinum Efficiency (80Plus Platinum
certified)
Form factor
RSP2
Input connector
IEC320 C14
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1050W DC Power Supply
Table A-3 lists the specifications for each 1050 W DC power supply
(Cisco part number UCSC-PSUV2-1050DC=).
Table A-4
Power Supply Specifications
Description
Specification
DC input voltage range
Nominal range: –48 to –60 VDC nominal
(Range: –40 to –72 VDC)
Maximum DC input current
32 A at –40 VDC
Maximum input W
1234 W
Maximum output power per PSU
1050 W on 12 VDC main power
36 W on 12 VDC standby power
Maximum inrush current
35 A (sub-cycle duration)
Maximum hold-up time
5 ms at 100% load (1050 W main and 36 W standby)
Power supply output voltage
12 VDC
Power supply standby voltage
12 VDC
Efficiency rating
92% at 50% load
Form factor
RSP2
Input connector
Fixed 3-wire block
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B
Power Cord Specifications
This appendix provides supported power cable specifications.
Supported Power Cords and Plugs
Each power supply has a separate power cord. Standard power cords or jumper power cords are available
for connection to the server. The jumper power cords, for use in racks, are available as an optional
alternative to the standard power cords.
Note
Only the approved power cords or jumper power cords provided with the server are supported.
Table B-1 lists the power cords for the server power supplies.
Table B-1
Supported Power Cords for the Server
Length
Description
Feet
Meters
Power Cord
Reference Illustration
CAB-250V-10A-AR
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A IRAM 2073 Plug
Argentina
8.2
2.5
Figure B-1
CAB-9K10A-AU
250 VAC 10 A 3112 Plug,
Australia
8.2
2.5
Figure B-2
CAB-250V-10A-CN
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A GB 2009 Plug
China
8.2
2.5
Figure B-3
CAB-9K10A-EU
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A M 2511 Plug
Europe
8.2
2.5
Figure B-4
CAB-250V-10A-ID
Power Cord, 250 VAC 16A EL-208 Plug
South Africa, United Arab Emirates, India
8.2
2.5
Figure B-5
CAB-250V-10A-IS
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A SI32 Plug
Israel
8.2
2.5
Figure B-6
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Supported Power Cords and Plugs
Table B-1
Supported Power Cords for the Server (continued)
Length
Description
Feet
Meters
Power Cord
Reference Illustration
CAB-9K10A-IT
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A CEI 23-16 Plug
Italy
8.2
2.5
Figure B-7
CAB-9K10A-SW
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A MP232 Plug
Switzerland
8.2
2.5
Figure B-8
CAB-9K10A-UK
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A BS1363 Plug (13 A
fuse)
United Kingdom
8.2
2.5
Figure B-9
CAB-AC-250V/13A
Power Cord, 250 VAC 13 A IEC60320 Plug
North America
6.6
2.0
Figure B-10
CAB-N5K6A-NA
Power Cord, 250 VAC 13 A NEMA 6-15 Plug,
North America
8.2
2.5
Figure B-11
CAB-9K12A-NA
Power cord, 125 VAC, 13 A, NEMA 5-15 Plug
North America
8.2
2.5
Figure B-12
CAB-C13-CBN
Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A,
C13-C14 Connectors
2.2
0.68
Figure B-13
CAB-C13-C14-2M
Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A,
C13-C14 Connectors
6.6
2.0
Figure B-14
CAB-C13-C14-AC
Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A,
C13-C14 Connectors
9.8
3.0
Figure B-15
CAB-48DC-40A-8AWG
Power cord, -48 VDC 40 A,
Three-socket Mini-Fit connector to three-wire
pigtail 8 AWG
11.7
3.5
Figure B-16
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Supported Power Cords and Plugs
AC Power Cord Illustrations
This section includes the AC power cord illustrations. See Figure B-1 through Figure B-15.
Figure B-1
CAB-250V-10A-AR
2500 mm
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250/500 V MAX
Length: 8.2 ft
Plug:
EL 219
(IRAM 2073)
Figure B-2
186571
Connector:
EL 701
(IEC60320/C13)
CAB-9K10A-AU
Connector:
EL 701C
(IEC 60320/C15)
Plug:
EL 206
A.S. 3112-2000)
CAB-250V-10A-CN
Plug:
EL 218
(CCEE GB2009)
Cordset rating 10A, 250V
(2500 mm)
Connector:
EL 701
(IEC60320/C13)
186573
Figure B-3
186581
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V/500V
Length: 2500mm
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Power Cord Specifications
Supported Power Cords and Plugs
CAB-9K10A-EU
Cordset rating: 10A/16 A, 250 V
Length: 8 ft 2 in. (2.5 m)
Plug:
M2511
Connector:
VSCC15
Figure B-5
186576
Figure B-4
CAB-250V-10A-ID
OVE
Cordset rating 16A, 250V
(2500mm)
Plug:
EL 208
187490
Connector:
EL 701
Figure B-6
CAB-250V-10A-IS
EL-212
16A
250V
Cordset rating 10A, 250V/500V MAX
(2500 mm)
186574
Plug:
EL 212
(SI-32)
Connector:
EL 701B
(IEC60320/C13)
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Supported Power Cords and Plugs
Figure B-7
CAB-9K10A-IT
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V
Length: 8 ft 2 in. (2.5 m)
Connector
C15M
(EN60320/C15 )
186575
Plug:
I/3G
(CEI 23-16)
Figure B-8
CAB-9K10A-SW
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V
Length: 8 ft. 2 in (2.5 m)
Plug:
MP232-R
186578
Connector:
IEC 60320 C15
Figure B-9
CAB-9K10A-UK
Plug:
EL 210
(BS 1363A) 13 AMP fuse
Connector:
EL 701C
(EN 60320/C15)
186580
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V/500 V MAX
Length: 2500mm
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Power Cord Specifications
Supported Power Cords and Plugs
Figure B-10
CAB-AC-250V/13A
Connector:
EL 701
(IEC60320/C13)
Plug:
EL312MoldedTwistlock
(NEMA L6-20)
CAB-N5K6A-NA
Plug: NEMA 6-15P
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V
Length: 8.2 ft
Connector:
IEC60320/C13
Figure B-12
186570
Figure B-11
186568
Cordset rating 13A, 250V
(6.6 feet) (79±2m)
CAB-9K12A-NA
Plug:
NEMA 5-15P
Connector:
IEC60320/C15
192260
Cordset rating 13A, 125V
(8.2 feet) (2.5m)
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Supported Power Cords and Plugs
Figure B-13
CAB-C13-CBN, Jumper Power Cord (0.68 m)
Connector:
HS10S
Plug:
SS10A
Figure B-14
186569
Cordset rating 10A, 250V
(686mm)
CAB-C13-C14-2M, Jumper Power Cord (2 m)
Connector:
HS10S
Plug:
SS10A
Figure B-15
336014
Cordset rating 10A, 250V
(2.0 m)
CAB-C13-C14-AC, Jumper Power Cord (3 m)
Plug:
SS10A
Connector:
HS10S
336013
Cordset rating 10A, 250V
(3.0 m)
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Power Cord Specifications
Supported Power Cords and Plugs
Figure B-16
CAB-48DC-40A-8AWG, DC Power Cord (3.5 m)
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RAID Controller Considerations
This appendix contains the following sections:
•
Supported RAID Controllers and Required Cables, page C-2
•
RAID Card Firmware Compatibility, page C-3
•
Write-Cache Policy for Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID Controller, page C-3
•
Cisco UCS SAS 9300-8e HBA Considerations, page C-4
•
RAID Controller Migration, page C-7
•
Mixing Drive Types in RAID Groups, page C-6
•
RAID Backup Units, page C-6
•
RAID Controller Migration, page C-7
•
RAID Controller Cabling, page C-8
•
Embedded SATA RAID Controllers, page C-11
•
Restoring RAID Configuration After Replacing a RAID Controller, page C-24
•
For More Information, page C-25
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RAID Controller Considerations
Supported RAID Controllers and Required Cables
Supported RAID Controllers and Required Cables
This server supports the RAID controller options and cable requirements shown in Table C-1.
Caution
Note
Table C-1
Do not mix controller types in the server. Do not use the embedded MegaRAID controller and a hardware
RAID controller card at the same time. This combination is not supported and could result in data loss.
NVMe PCIe SSDs cannot be controlled with a SAS RAID controller.
Cisco UCS C220 M4 RAID Options
Controller
Style
Embedded RAID
(PCH SATA)
On
board
Server Version/
Maximum Drives Controlled
•
SCPM
SFF 8-drives/no expander: No
RAID Levels
1
0, 1, 5 , 10
Server Version/Required Cables
•
8 internal SATA drives
•
(UCS-220CBLSR8=)
•
LFF 4-drives/no expander:
PCIe
•
LFF 4-drives/no expander:
4 internal drives
Variable by
cache size:
• No cache:
0, 1, 10
•
SFF 8-drives/no expander:
(UCS-220CBLMR8=)
•
LFF 4 drives/no expander:
(UCS-220CBLMR4=)
• 512MB
cache:
0, 1, 5, 10, 50
• 1GB, 2GB,
or 4GB cache:
0, 1, 5, 6, 10,
50, 60
PCIe
Note: See also
Write-Cache Policy
for Cisco 12G SAS
Modular RAID
Controller, page C-3.
Cisco UCS RAID SAS PCIe
9300-8e HBA
Note: See also Cisco
UCS SAS 9300-8e
HBA Considerations,
page C-4.
SFF 8-drives/no expander: Yes2
8 internal drives
This controller can be
ordered with modular
flash-based write
cache (FBWC)
options: 512 MB,
1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB.
Cisco UCS 12G SAS
Modular HBA
•
LFF 4-drives/no expander:
Not supported.
The embedded RAID
option is not available with
the large form factor
drives, 4-drive version of
the server at this time.
Cisco UCS 12G SAS
Modular RAID
Controller
SFF 8-drives/no expander:
•
SFF 8-drives/no expander: No
Non-RAID
•
8 internal drives
•
(UCS-220CBLMR8=)
LFF 4-drives/no expander:
•
4 internal drives
•
All server versions
8 external SAS+SATA
ports, controlling up to
1024 non-RAID external
drives
SFF 8 drives/expander:
LFF 4 drives/no expander:
(UCS-220CBLMR4=)
No
Non-RAID
•
External drive cables are
not sold by Cisco.
NOTE: This HBA does not
support optical cables for
connection to external storage
(copper only).
1. Embedded RAID 5 support requires an optional RAID 5 key module.
2. SCPM = supercap power module (RAID backup unit).
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RAID Card Firmware Compatibility
RAID Card Firmware Compatibility
Firmware on the RAID controller must be verified for compatibility with the current Cisco IMC and BIOS
versions that are installed on the server. If not compatible, upgrade or downgrade the RAID controller
firmware accordingly using the Host Upgrade Utility (HUU) for your firmware release to bring it to a
compatible level.
See the HUU guide for your Cisco IMC release for instructions on downloading and using the utility to bring
server components to compatible levels: HUU Guides
Write-Cache Policy for Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID Controller
For this server and other Cisco Generation M4 servers, the default write-cache policy for the Cisco Modular
RAID controller is Write Through (irrespective of the presence of a charged Supercap power module or
“good BBU”). This utilizes the optimal performance characteristics of the controller.
If you have Cisco IMC 2.0(5) or later firmware installed to the M4 server, the write policy can be set to Write
Back, if preferred.
You can set the write policy using the following methods:
•
For standalone servers, use the Cisco IMC interface to set Virtual Drive Properties > Write Policy. See
the “Managing Storage Adapters” section in your Cisco IMC Configuration Guide.
Cisco IMC GUI and CLI Configuration Guides
•
For Cisco UCS-integrated servers, use the Cisco UCS Manager interface to set the write-cache policy
as part of virtual drive configuration in your storage profile.
Cisco UCS Manager Configuration Guides
•
Use the LSI Option ROM Configuration Utility.
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Cisco UCS SAS 9300-8e HBA Considerations
Cisco UCS SAS 9300-8e HBA Considerations
This section contains the following topics:
•
Optical Cables Not Supported for 9300-8e HBA, page C-4
•
Mixing Rules for 9300-8e HBA, page C-4
•
Bad Drive and Predictive Failure Behavior for 9300-8e HBA, page C-4
•
Setting the Preferred Boot Device For 9300-8e HBA, page C-4
Optical Cables Not Supported for 9300-8e HBA
The 9300-8e HBA does not support optical cables for connection to external storage (copper only).
Mixing Rules for 9300-8e HBA
Mixing the Cisco UCS 9300-8e HBA in the same server as the Cisco UCS 12G SAS Modular HBA
requires the following firmware levels:
•
Cisco IMC/BIOS 2.0(8) or later
•
Cisco UCS Manager 2.2(6) or later (for integrated servers only)
Bad Drive and Predictive Failure Behavior for 9300-8e HBA
The bad drive and predictive failure behavior for the Cisco UCS SAS 9300-e HBA cards is different than
that for LSI MegaRAID cards. The list below compares behavior for these HBA cards and LSI
MegaRAID cards.
•
Bad/invalid/0MB drive handling:
– MegaRAID: The bad drive is marked BAD in the GUI/CLI interfaces and the fault LED on the
drive is solid amber.
– HBA: The bad drive is not shown in the GUI/CLI and there is no LED indication.
•
Drive predictive failure:
– MegaRAID: If the drive is part of a RAID volume with a spare, the software performs an
auto-copy backup and then marks the drive failed/BAD with the fault LED on the drive solid
amber.
– HBA: There is no error handling and there is no LED indication. The operating system must
handle the fault.
Setting the Preferred Boot Device For 9300-8e HBA
Currently, the boot device order for these HBAs does not map to a physical slot as seen in the Boot
Option dialog of the server BIOS Setup Utility. This makes it difficult to differentiate between multiple
devices.
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Use the following procedure to select the preferred boot device in the LSI BIOS CU SAS Topology
screen. When you select the preferred boot device in the BIOS CU SAS Topology screen, it is displayed
at the top of the list in the server BIOS Setup Utility Boot Option dialog, making it easy to identify.
Step 1
In the LSI SAS BIOS CU, navigate to the SAS Topology screen.
Step 2
Press Alt+B to select or deselect a device as the preferred boot device. On this screen, you can identify
the device by slot number.
Step 3
Press Alt+A to select or deselect a device as the alternate boot device. On this screen, you can identify
the device by slot number. The alternate boot device is used if the preferred boot device is not detected.
Step 4
Return to the BIOS CU SAS Topology screen.
The Device Info column shows which devices you selected with the designators Boot and Alt.
Step 5
In the server BIOS Setup Utility, open the Boot Option dialog.
The preferred device that you selected in the LSI BIOS CU is listed at the top of the list.
Step 6
Select the device at the top of the list as your boot option.
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Mixing Drive Types in RAID Groups
Table C-2 lists the technical capabilities for mixing hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD)
types in a RAID group. However, see the recommendations that follow for the best performance.
Table C-2
Drive Type Mixing in RAID Groups
Mix of Drive Types
in RAID Group
Allowed?
SAS HDD + SATA HDD
Yes
SAS SSD + SATA SSD
Yes
HDD + SSD
No
Mixing Drive Types in RAID Groups
For the best performance, follow these guidelines:
•
Use either all SAS or all SATA drives in a RAID group.
•
Use the same capacity for each drive in the RAID group.
•
Never mix HDDs and SSDs in the same RAID group.
RAID Backup Units
This server supports installation of one supercap Power Module (SCPM). The unit mounts to a bracket
in-line with the fan modules (see Figure 3-22).
The optional SCPM provides approximately three years of backup for the disk write-back cache DRAM
in the case of a sudden power loss by offloading the cache to the NAND flash.
For SCPM replacement instructions, see Replacing the Supercap Power Module (RAID Backup),
page 3-41.
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RAID Controller Migration
This server supports hardware RAID (PCIe controller card) and embedded software RAID. See
Table C-3 for which migrations are allowed and a summary of migration steps.
Table C-3
RAID Controller Migration
Starting RAID Controller
Migrate to Hardware RAID
Allowed?
Migrate to Software RAID
Allowed?
None (no drives)
Allowed
Allowed
Onboard SCU storage
support is disabled in BIOS
1.
Install card.
2.
Install cables.
Embedded software RAID
Onboard SCU storage
support is enabled in BIOS
1.
(Optional) Install RAID 5 key
module to motherboard.
2.
Install cables.
3.
Enable SCU storage support
in the BIOS.
Not applicable
Caution
Data migration from
software RAID to
hardware RAID is not
supported and could
result in data loss.
Allowed only before there is data
on the drives; data migration is not
supported.
Hardware RAID
1.
Disable SCU storage support
in BIOS.
2.
Install card.
3.
Install cables.
Not applicable
Not allowed
Onboard SCU storage
support is disabled in BIOS
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RAID Controller Cabling
This section includes the following topics:
•
Cable Routing, page C-8
•
Cisco UCS C220 M4 Server Cabling, page C-9
Cable Routing
The RAID controller connectors in this server are shown in Figure C-1.
•
The red line shows the recommended cable routing path from the Cisco modular RAID controller
card or the embedded SATA RAID motherboard connectors to the drive backplane. Cable guides on
the chassis wall help route the cables.
•
The blue line indicates the recommended cable routing path from the Cisco modular RAID
controller to the SCPM (RAID backup).
•
The green line shows the recommended cable routing path from an HBA card in slot 1 to the drive
backplane.
Figure C-1
RAID Controller Connectors
2
FAN 5
1
PSU 2
SD 1
FAN 6
CPU 2
PSU 1
SD 2
FAN 4
PCIe Riser 2
FAN 3
PCIe Riser 1
CPU 1
FAN 2
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4
3
1 SAS/SATA connectors on the drive
backplane
3 Cisco modular RAID controller riser (dedicated
internal riser)
2 SCPM mounting bracket
4 Embedded RAID mini-SAS connectors on
motherboard (two)
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Cisco UCS C220 M4 Server Cabling
This section contains the following topics:
•
SFF 8-Drive Backplane Cabling, page C-9
•
LFF 4-Drive Backplane Cabling, page C-10
SFF 8-Drive Backplane Cabling
The cable connections required for each type of controller are as follows:
Embedded RAID
This option can control up to eight SATA drives.
The required UCS-220CBLSR8= cable kit has two mini-SAS cables (mini-SAS HD to mini-SAS iPass
connectors).
Step 1
Connect mini-SAS cable 1 from the PORT A motherboard connector to the PORT A connector on the
backplane.
Step 2
Connect mini-SAS cable 2 from the PORT B motherboard connector to the PORT B connector on the
backplane.
Cisco UCS 12G Modular RAID Controller
This option can control up to eight SAS/SATA drives.
The required UCS-220CBLMR8= cable kit has one Y-cable with a mini-SAS HD double connector on
one end and two mini-SAS HD single connectors on the other end.
Step 1
Connect the mini-SAS double connector to the modular RAID controller card.
Step 2
Connect single connector PORT A to the PORT A connector on the backplane.
Step 3
Connect single connector PORT B to the PORT B connector on the backplane.
Cisco UCS SAS 9300-8i HBA
This option can control up to eight SAS/SATA drives (non-RAID).
The required UCS-220CBLHBA8= cable kit has one Y-cable with a mini-SAS HD double connector on
one end and two mini-SAS HD single connectors on the other end.
Step 1
Connect the mini-SAS double connector to the HBA card.
Step 2
Connect single connector PORT A to the PORT A connector on the backplane.
Step 3
Connect single connector PORT B to the PORT B connector on the backplane.
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LFF 4-Drive Backplane Cabling
The cable connections required for each type of controller are as follows:
Embedded RAID
Note
The embedded RAID option is not available with the large form factor drives, 4-drive version of the
server at this time.
Cisco UCS 12G Modular RAID Controller
This option can control up to four SAS/SATA drives.
The required UCS-220CBLMR4= cable kit has one Y-cable with a mini-SAS HD double connector on
one end and two mini-SAS HD single connectors on the other end.
Step 1
Connect the mini-SAS double connector to the modular RAID controller card.
Step 2
Connect single connector PORT A to the PORT A connector on the backplane.
Step 3
Connect single connector PORT B to the PORT B connector on the backplane.
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Embedded SATA RAID Controllers
Note
VMware ESX/ESXi or any other virtualized environments are not supported for use with the embedded
MegaRAID controller. Hypervisors such as Hyper-V, Xen, or KVM are also not supported for use with
the embedded MegaRAID controller.
This server includes an embedded MegaRAID controller that can control up to eight SATA-only drives.
This section contains the following topics:
•
Embedded SATA RAID Controller Requirements, page C-11
•
Embedded SATA RAID: Two SATA Controllers, page C-12
•
Embedded SATA RAID Controller Considerations, page C-13
•
Installing a Software RAID 5 Key Module for Embedded RAID 5 Support, page C-13
•
Enabling the Embedded SATA RAID Controller in the BIOS, page C-13
•
Disabling the Embedded RAID Controller in the BIOS, page C-15
•
Launching the LSI Embedded RAID Configuration Utility, page C-15
•
Installing LSI MegaSR Drivers For Windows and Linux, page C-16
Embedded SATA RAID Controller Requirements
The embedded SATA RAID controller hub requires the following items:
•
The embedded RAID option is available only with the small form factor drives version of this server
at this time.
•
Mini-SAS cables:
– SFF 8-drive: UCS-220CBLSR8=
– LFF 4-drive: UCS-220CBLSR4=
•
The embedded SATA RAID controller must be enabled in the server BIOS.
•
(Optional) A SATA RAID 5 key module.
This optional module can be installed to a motherboard header to add SATA RAID 5 support.
•
(Optional) LSI MegaSR drivers for Windows or Linux.
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Embedded SATA RAID: Two SATA Controllers
The embedded RAID Patsburgh controller hub (PCH) is split into two controllers: SATA and sSATA
(secondary SATA). These two controllers are seen as separate RAID controllers in the Cisco IMC
interface and are configurable separately.
•
The first SATA controller controls drives 1–4; the secondary sSATA controller controls drives 5–8.
•
When configuring RAID groups, you cannot create a group that spans more than four drives.
– The first SATA controller can control a RAID group of up to four drives, comprised only of
drives 1–4.
– The secondary sSATA controller can control a RAID group of up to four drives, comprised only
of drives 5–8. See Figure C-2.
Embedded RAID Controller Drive Groups
HDD 02
HDD 05
HDD 01
HDD 04
HDD 03
HDD 06
HDD 07
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HDD 08
PCH
SATA
sSATA
•
See Enabling the Embedded SATA RAID Controller in the BIOS, page C-13 for instructions on
enabling the two SATA controllers.
•
Each controller is listed separately in the BIOS. You can select the boot order of the controllers in
the BIOS (use the Boot Options tab in the BIOS Setup Utility).
Note
To set boot order for virtual drives, use the LSI Embedded RAID Configuration Utility. See
Launching the LSI Embedded RAID Configuration Utility, page C-15.
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Embedded SATA RAID Controller Considerations
Note the following considerations:
Caution
•
The default setting for this embedded controller hub is SATA RAID 0, 1, and 10 support for up to
eight SATA drives (in two groups of four drives).
•
You can upgrade to SATA RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support for up to eight SATA drives (in two groups of
four drives) by installing a RAID 5 key module on the motherboard. See Installing a Software RAID
5 Key Module for Embedded RAID 5 Support, page C-13.
•
When you order the server with this embedded controller, the controller is enabled in the BIOS.
Instructions for enabling the controller are included for the case in which a server is reset to defaults
(Disabled). See Enabling the Embedded SATA RAID Controller in the BIOS, page C-13.
•
You cannot downgrade from using a hardware RAID controller card to using the software RAID
embedded controller (see RAID Controller Migration, page C-7).
Data migration from software RAID (embedded RAID) to hardware RAID (a controller card) is not
supported and could result in data loss. Migrations from software RAID to hardware RAID are supported
only before there is data on the drives, or when there are no drives in the server (see RAID Controller
Migration, page C-7).
•
The required drivers for this controller are already installed and ready to use with the LSI SWRAID
Configuration Utility. However, if you will use this controller with Windows or Linux, you must
download and install additional drivers for those operating systems. See Installing LSI MegaSR
Drivers For Windows and Linux, page C-16.
Installing a Software RAID 5 Key Module for Embedded RAID 5 Support
The software RAID 5 key module contains a chip on a small circuit board. This module attaches to a
two-pin motherboard header. This chip upgrades support to add embedded SATA RAID 5 support.
To install a RAID 5 key module, see Installing a Software RAID 5 Key Module for Embedded RAID 5
Support, page C-13.
Enabling the Embedded SATA RAID Controller in the BIOS
Note
The default setting in the BIOS for the embedded controller is disabled.
When you enable this controller, both the primary (SATA) and secondary (sSATA) controllers are
enabled.
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Enabling SATA Mode and Selecting Option ROM Mode
Step 1
Set the SATA mode for managing the two boot drives:
a.
Boot the server and press F2 when prompted to enter the BIOS Setup utility.
b.
Choose the Advanced tab, and then choose LOM and PCIe Slots Configuration.
c.
Select PCH SATA Mode and then choose one of the options from the dialog:
– AHCI—Not used at this time.
– Disabled—The embedded RAID controller is disabled.
– LSI SW RAID—In supported server versions, you can manage the internal SSD boot drives or
the front-facing drives by using the server’s embedded SATA RAID controller.
Note
d.
Note
Step 2
Before you change from LSI SW RAID mode to AHCI mode, delete all the RAID volumes
configured in the connected physical drives.
If you selected LSI SW RAID mode and you want to set the option ROM mode, continue with the
next step. If not, skip to Step 3.
There is no option ROM mode setting in AHCI SATA mode.
Optional: Set the SATA option ROM mode for the two boot drives (only with LSI SW RAID SATA
mode):
a.
Choose the Advanced tab, and then choose LOM and PCIe Slots Configuration.
b.
Select PCH SATA OPROM Mode and then choose one of the options from the dialog:
– Enabled—You can boot from these boot drives. You can use the UEFI management interface or
the free-standing legacy management utility.
– Disabled—You cannot boot from these boot drives.
– UEFI Only—Select this to enable booting but manage RAID only by using the UEFI version of
the LSI utility that is built into the server BIOS. See Launching the LSI Embedded RAID
Configuration Utility, page C-15.
– Legacy Only—Select this enable booting but manage RAID only by using the free-standing
version of the LSI utility. See Launching the LSI Embedded RAID Configuration Utility,
page C-15.
Step 3
Press F10 to save your changes and exit the utility.
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Disabling the Embedded RAID Controller in the BIOS
Step 1
Boot the server and press F2 when prompted to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Step 2
Select the Advanced tab, and then select LOM and PCIe Slots Configuration.
Step 3
Set PCH SATA Mode to Disabled.
Step 4
Press F10 to save your changes and exit the utility.
Launching the LSI Embedded RAID Configuration Utility
Launch the LSI utility by pressing Ctrl-M when you see the prompt during system boot.
For information about using the Embedded MegaRAID software to configure your disk arrays, see the
LSI Embedded MegaRAID Software User Guide.
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Installing LSI MegaSR Drivers For Windows and Linux
Note
The required drivers for this controller are already installed and ready to use with the LSI software RAID
Configuration Utility. However, if you will use this controller with Windows or Linux, you must
download and install additional drivers for those operating systems.
This section explains how to install the LSI MegaSR drivers for the following supported operating
systems:
•
Microsoft Windows Server
•
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
•
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
For the specific supported OS versions, see the Hardware and Software Interoperability Matrix for your
server release.
This section contains the following topics:
•
Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers, page C-16
•
Microsoft Windows Driver Installation, page C-17
•
Linux Driver Installation, page C-19
Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers
The MegaSR drivers are included in the C-Series driver ISO for your server and OS. Download the
drivers from Cisco.com.
Step 1
Find the drivers ISO file download for your server online and download it to a temporary location on
your workstation:
a.
See the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html
b.
Click Unified Computing and Servers in the middle column.
c.
Click Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Standalone Server Software in the right-hand column.
d.
Click your model of server in the right-hand column.
e.
Click Unified Computing System (UCS) Drivers.
f.
Click the release number that you are downloading.
g.
Click Download to download the drivers’ ISO file.
h.
Verify the information on the next page, and click Proceed With Download.
i.
Continue through the subsequent screens to accept the license agreement and then browse to a
location where you want to save the drivers’ ISO file.
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Microsoft Windows Driver Installation
This section describes how to install the LSI MegaSR driver in a Windows installation.
This section contains the following topics:
•
Windows Server 2008R2 Driver Installation, page C-17
•
Updating the Windows Driver, page C-18
•
Linux Driver Installation, page C-19
Windows Server 2008R2 Driver Installation
The Windows operating system automatically adds the driver to the registry and copies the driver to the
appropriate directory.
Step 1
Create a RAID drive group using the LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility before you install this
driver for Windows. Launch this utility by pressing Ctrl-M when LSI SWRAID is shown during the BIOS
POST.
Step 2
Download the Cisco UCS C-Series drivers’ ISO, as described in Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers,
page C-16.
Step 3
Prepare the drivers on a USB thumb drive:
a.
Burn the ISO image to a disk.
b.
Browse the contents of the drivers folders to the location of the embedded MegaRAID drivers:
/<OS>/Storage/Intel/C600/
Step 4
Step 5
c.
Expand the Zip file, which contains the folder with the MegaSR driver files.
d.
Copy the expanded folder to a USB thumb drive.
Start the Windows driver installation using one of the following methods:
•
To install from local media, connect an external USB DVD drive to the server and then insert the
first Windows installation disk into the drive. Skip to Step 6.
•
To install from remote ISO, log in to the server’s Cisco IMC interface and continue with the next
step.
Launch a Virtual KVM console window and click the Virtual Media tab.
a.
Click Add Image and browse to select your remote Windows installation ISO file.
b.
Check the check box in the Mapped column for the media that you just added, and then wait for
mapping to complete.
Step 6
Power cycle the server.
Step 7
Press F6 when you see the F6 prompt during bootup. The Boot Menu window opens.
Step 8
On the Boot Manager window, choose the physical disk or virtual DVD and press Enter. The Windows
installation begins when the image is booted.
Step 9
Press Enter when you see the prompt, “Press any key to boot from CD.”
Step 10
Observe the Windows installation process and respond to prompts in the wizard as required for your
preferences and company standards.
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Step 11
When Windows prompts you with “Where do you want to install Windows,” install the drivers for
embedded MegaRAID:
a.
Click Load Driver. You are prompted by a Load Driver dialog box to select the driver to be
installed.
b.
Connect the USB thumb drive that you prepared in Step 3 to the target server.
c.
On the Windows Load Driver dialog that you opened in Step a, click Browse.
d.
Use the dialog box to browse to the location of the drivers folder on the USB thumb drive, and then
click OK.
Windows loads the drivers from the folder and when finished, the driver is listed under the prompt,
“Select the driver to be installed.”
e.
Click Next to install the drivers.
Updating the Windows Driver
Step 1
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Step 2
Double-click System, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager. Device Manager starts.
Step 3
In Device Manager, double-click SCSI and RAID Controllers, right-click the device for which you are
installing the driver, and then click Properties.
Step 4
On the Driver tab, click Update Driver to open the Update Device Driver wizard, and then follow the
wizard instructions to update the driver.
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Linux Driver Installation
This section explains the steps to install the embedded MegaRAID device driver in a Red Hat Enterprise
Linux installation or a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server installation.
This section contains the following topics:
•
Obtaining the Driver Image File, page C-19
•
Preparing Physical Installation Disks For Linux, page C-19
•
Installing the Red Hat Linux Driver, page C-21
•
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Driver, page C-22
Obtaining the Driver Image File
See Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers, page C-16 for instructions on obtaining the drivers. The
Linux driver is offered in the form of dud-[ driver version].img, which is the boot image for the
embedded MegaRAID stack.
Note
The LSI MegaSR drivers that Cisco provides for Red Hat Linux and SUSE Linux are for the original GA
versions of those distributions. The drivers do not support updates to those OS kernels.
Preparing Physical Installation Disks For Linux
This section describes how to prepare physical Linux installation disks from the driver image files, using
either the Windows operating system or the Linux operating system.
Note
The driver image is too large for a floppy disk, so use a USB thumb drive instead.
Note
Alternatively, you can mount the dud.img file as a virtual floppy disk, as described in the installation
procedures.
Preparing Physical Installation Disks with the Windows Operating System
Under Windows, you can use the RaWrite floppy image-writer utility to create disk images from image
files.
Step 1
Download the Cisco UCS C-Series drivers ISO, as described in Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers,
page C-16 and save it to your Windows system that has a diskette drive.
Step 2
Extract the dud.img file:
a.
Burn the ISO image to a disc.
b.
Browse the contents of the drivers folders to the location of the embedded MegaRAID drivers:
/<OS>/Storage/Intel/C600/
c.
Step 3
Expand the Zip file, which contains the folder with the driver files.
Copy the driver update disk image dud-[driver version].img and your file raw write.exe to a directory.
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Note
RaWrite is not included in the driver package.
Step 4
If necessary, use this command to change the filename of the driver update disk to a name with fewer
than eight characters: copy dud-[driver version].img dud.img
Step 5
Open the DOS Command Prompt and navigate to the directory where raw write.exe is located.
Step 6
Enter the following command to create the installation diskette: raw write
Step 7
Press Enter.
You are prompted to enter the name of the boot image file.
Step 8
Enter: dud.img
Step 9
Press Enter.
You are prompted for the target disk.
Step 10
Insert a floppy disk into the server and enter: A:
Step 11
Press Enter.
Step 12
Press Enter again to start copying the file to the diskette.
Step 13
After the command prompt returns and the floppy disk drive LED goes out, remove the disk.
Step 14
Label the diskette with the image name.
Preparing Installation Disks with a Linux Operating System
Under Red Hat Linux and SUSE Linux, you can use a driver disk utility to create disk images from image
files.
Note
The driver image is too large for a floppy disk, so use a USB thumb drive instead.
Step 1
Download the Cisco UCS C-Series drivers ISO, as described in Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers,
page C-16 and save it to your Linux system that has a disk drive.
Step 2
Extract the dud.img file:
a.
Burn the ISO image to a disc.
b.
Browse the contents of the drivers folders to the location of the embedded MegaRAID drivers:
/<OS>/Storage/Intel/C600/
c.
Expand the Zip file, which contains the folder with the driver files.
Step 3
Copy the driver update disk image dud-[driver version].img to your Linux system.
Step 4
Insert a blank USB thumb drive into a port on your Linux system.
Step 5
Create a directory and mount the DUD image to that directory:
mkdir <destination_folder>
mount -oloop <driver_image> <destination_folder>
Step 6
Copy the contents in the directory to your USB thumb drive.
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Installing the Red Hat Linux Driver
Note
This server supports Red Hat Linux 6.5 or later.
For the specific supported OS versions, see the Hardware and Software Interoperability Matrix for your
server release.
This section describes the fresh installation of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux device driver on systems
with the embedded MegaRAID stack.
Step 1
Create a RAID drive group using the LSI Software RAID Configuration utility before you install this
driver for the OS. Launch this utility by pressing Ctrl-M when LSI SWRAID is shown during the BIOS
POST.
Step 2
Prepare the dud.img file using one of the following methods:
Step 3
•
To install from a physical disk: Use one of the procedures in Preparing Physical Installation Disks
For Linux, page C-19.
Then return to Step 4 of this procedure.
•
To install from a virtual floppy disk: Download and save the Cisco UCS C-Series drivers’ ISO, as
described in Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers, page C-16.
Then continue with the next step.
Extract the dud.img file:
a.
Burn the ISO image to a disc.
b.
Browse the contents of the drivers folders to the location of the embedded MegaRAID drivers:
/<OS>/Storage/Intel/C600/
c.
Step 4
Step 5
Copy the dud-<driver version>.img file to a temporary location on your workstation.
Start the Linux driver installation using one of the following methods:
•
To install from local media, connect an external USB DVD drive to the server and then insert the
first RHEL installation disk into the drive.
Then continue with Step 6.
•
To install from remote ISO, log in to the server’s Cisco IMC interface. Then continue with the next
step.
Launch a Virtual KVM console window and click the Virtual Media tab.
a.
Click Add Image and browse to select your remote RHEL installation ISO file.
b.
Click Add Image again and browse to select your dud.img file.
c.
Check the check boxes in the Mapped column for the media that you just added, then wait for
mapping to complete.
Step 6
Power cycle the server.
Step 7
Press F6 when you see the F6 prompt during bootup. The Boot Menu window opens.
Step 8
On the Boot Manager window, select the physical disk or virtual DVD and press Enter.
The RHEL installation begins when the image is booted.
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Step 9
Enter one of the following commands at the boot prompt:
•
For RHEL 6.x (32- and 64-bit), enter:
linux dd blacklist=isci blacklist=ahci nodmraid noprobe=<atadrive number>
•
For RHEL 7.x (32- and 64-bit), enter:
linux dd modprobe.blacklist=ahci nodmraid
Note
Step 10
The noprobe values depend on the number of drives. For example, to install RHEL 6.5 on a
RAID 5 configuration with three drives, enter
Linux dd blacklist=isci blacklist=ahci nodmraid noprobe=ata1 noprobe=ata2
Press Enter.
The prompt asks whether you have a driver disk.
Step 11
Use the arrow key to choose Yes, and then press Enter.
Step 12
Choose fd0 to indicate that you have a floppy disk with the driver on it.
Step 13
Do one of the following actions:
•
If you prepared the IMG file on a physical diskette in Step 2, connect an external disk drive to the
target server and then insert the disk in the A:/ drive and press Enter.
•
If you mapped the IMG file as a virtual floppy in Step 5, choose the location of the virtual floppy.
The installer locates and loads the driver for your device. The following message appears:
Loading megasr driver...
Step 14
Follow the Red Hat Linux installation procedure to complete the installation.
Step 15
Reboot the system.
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Driver
For the specific supported OS versions, see the Hardware and Software Interoperability Matrix for your
server release.
This section describes the installation of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server driver on a system with the
embedded MegaRAID stack.
Step 1
Create a RAID drive group using the LSI SWRAID Configuration utility before you install this driver
for the OS. Launch this utility by pressing Ctrl+M when LSI SWRAID is shown during the BIOS POST.
Step 2
Prepare the dud.img file using one of the following methods:
Step 3
•
To install from a physical disk, use one of the procedures in Preparing Physical Installation Disks
For Linux, page C-19.
Then return to Step 4 of this procedure.
•
To install from a virtual floppy disk, download and save the Cisco UCS C-Series drivers’ ISO, as
described in Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers, page C-16.
Then continue with the next step.
Extract the dud.img file:
a.
Burn the ISO image to a disc.
b.
Browse the contents of the drivers folders to the location of the embedded MegaRAID drivers:
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/<OS>/Storage/Intel/C600/
c.
Step 4
Step 5
Copy the dud-<driver version>.img file to a temporary location on your workstation.
Start the Linux driver installation using one of the following methods:
•
To install from local media, connect an external USB DVD drive to the server and then insert the
first RHEL install disc into the drive. Skip to Step 6.
•
To install from remote ISO, log in to the server’s Cisco IMC interface and continue with the next
step.
Launch a Virtual KVM console window and click the Virtual Media tab.
a.
Click Add Image and browse to select your remote RHEL installation ISO file.
b.
Click Add Image again and browse to select your dud.img file.
c.
Check the check box in the Mapped column for the media that you just added, and then wait for
mapping to complete.
Step 6
Power cycle the server.
Step 7
Press F6 when you see the F6 prompt during bootup. The Boot Menu window opens.
Step 8
On the Boot Manager window, select the physical disk or virtual DVD and press Enter. The SLES
installation begins when the image is booted.
Step 9
When the first SLES screen appears, choose Installation.
Step 10
Enter one of the following in the Boot Options field:
•
For SLES 11 and SLES 11 SP1 (32- and 64-bit), enter: brokenmodules=ahci
•
For SLES 11 SP2 (32-and 64-bit), enter: brokenmodules=ahci brokenmodules=isci
•
For SLES 12, enter: brokenmodules=ahci
Step 11
Press F6 for the driver and choose Yes.
Step 12
Do one of the following actions:
•
If you prepared the IMG file on a physical disk in Step 2, insert the USB thumb drive to the target
server and then insert the disk in the A:/ drive and press Enter.
•
If you mapped the IMG file as a virtual floppy in Step 5, choose the location of the virtual floppy.
“Yes” appears under the F6 Driver heading.
Step 13
Press Enter to choose Installation.
Step 14
Press OK.
The following message is displayed: LSI Soft RAID Driver Updates added.
Step 15
At the menu, choose the driver update medium and press the Back button.
Step 16
Continue and complete the installation process by following the prompts in the installation wizard.
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Restoring RAID Configuration After Replacing a RAID Controller
When you replace a RAID controller, the RAID configuration that is stored in the controller is lost.
Step 1
Replace your RAID controller. See Replacing a PCIe Card, page 3-46.
Step 2
If this was a full chassis swap, replace all drives into the drive bays, in the same order that they were
installed in the old chassis.
Step 3
Reboot the server and watch for the prompt to press F.
Note
Step 4
For newer RAID controllers, you are not prompted to press F. Instead, the RAID configuration is
imported automatically. In this case, skip to Step 6.
Press F when you see the following on-screen prompt:
Foreign configuration(s) found on adapter.
Press any key to continue or ‘C’ load the configuration utility,
or ‘F’ to import foreign configuration(s) and continue.
Step 5
Press any key (other than C) to continue when you see the following on-screen prompt:
All of the disks from your previous configuration are gone. If this is
an unexpected message, then please power of your system and check your cables
to ensure all disks are present.
Press any key to continue, or ‘C’ to load the configuration utility.
Step 6
Watch the subsequent screens for confirmation that your RAID configuration was imported correctly.
•
If you see the following message, your configuration was successfully imported. The LSI virtual
drive is also listed among the storage devices.
N Virtual Drive(s) found on host adapter.
•
If you see the following message, your configuration was not imported. This situation can happen
if you do not press F quickly enough when prompted. In this case, reboot the server and try the
import operation again when you are prompted to press F.
0 Virtual Drive(s) found on host adapter.
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For More Information
For More Information
The LSI utilities have help documentation for more information about using the utilities.
For basic information about RAID and for using the utilities for the RAID controller cards that are
supported in Cisco servers, see the Cisco UCS Servers RAID Guide.
Full Avago Technologies/LSI documentation is also available:
• For hardware SAS MegaRAID—Avago Technologies/LSI 12 Gb/s MegaRAID SAS Software User’s
Guide, Rev. F
• For software embedded MegaRAID—LSI Embedded MegaRAID Software User Guide
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Installation for Cisco UCS Integration
The Cisco UCS Manager integration instructions have been moved to the integration guides found here:
Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration with UCS Manager Guides
Refer to the guide that is for the version of Cisco UCS Manager that you are using.
Also refer to the release notes for Cisco UCS Manager software and C-Series software for any special
considerations regarding integration in your release.
•
Cisco UCS Manager Release Notes
•
Cisco C-Series Software Release Notes
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