Installing Cisco UCS Director

Installing Cisco UCS Director
This chapter contains the following sections:
• Installing Cisco UCS Director on VMware vSphere, page 1
• Configuring the Network Interface using Shelladmin, page 3
• Changing the Default Password, page 4
• Updating the License, page 4
• Reserving System Resources, page 4
• Changing the Maximum Packet Size, page 5
Installing Cisco UCS Director on VMware vSphere
Before You Begin
You need administrator privileges to connect to VMware vSphere or vCenter.
Note
If you do not want to use DHCP, you need the following information: IP address, subnet mask, and default
gateway.
Procedure
Step 1
In the VMware vSphere (or vCenter) Client login dialog box, enter your login credentials.
Step 2
Step 3
Click Login.
In the Navigation pane, choose the Data Center for Cisco UCS Director deployment.
Step 4
Choose File > Deploy OVF Template.
The Deploy OVF Template window appears.
Step 5
In the Source pane, do one of the following to choose your OVF source location:
• Browse to the location, choose the file, and click Open.
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• Deploy from a URL on your local area network. Replace FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) with
the IP address or domain name, and click Next.
Step 6
In the OVF Template Details pane, verify the details and click Next.
Step 7
In the End User License Agreement pane, read the license agreement, and click Accept.
Step 8
In the Name and Location pane, do the following:
a) (Optional) In the Name field, edit the VM name.
b) Choose the Data Center where Cisco UCS Director is being deployed, and click Next.
Step 9
In the Host/Cluster pane, choose the required host, cluster, or resource pool, and click Next.
Step 10 In the Datastore pane, choose the location to store Cisco UCS Director VM files, and click Next.
Step 11 In the Disk Format pane, choose one of the following radio buttons and click Next:
• Thin Provisioned format—To allocate storage on demand as data is written to disk.
• Thick Provisioned (Lazy Zeroed) format —To allocate storage immediately in thick format.
• Thick Provisioned (Eager Zeroed) format —To allocate storage in thick format. It might take longer
to create disks using this option.
Step 12 In the Network Mapping pane, choose your network and click Next.
Step 13 In the IP Address Allocation pane, click Next.
The DHCP check box is checked by default.
Step 14 In the Ready to Complete pane, verify the options selected, and click Finish.
Step 15 Make sure you have sufficient vCPU and memory to power on the VM.
Step 16 Power on the VM.
Optionally you can configure network properties from the shelladmin.
Step 17 When the appliance starts up, do the following when you are prompted about whether to continue with DHCP
or configure a static IP address:
• If DHCP is enabled, enter no to ensure that IP addresses are assigned automatically.
• If you want to use a static IP address, enter yes and then enter the following information:
◦IP address
◦Gateway
◦Netmask
Step 18 When you are prompted to continue with the configuration, enter y.
Wait for the appliance to boot up before you continue.
Step 19 After the appliance has booted up, copy and paste the Cisco UCS Director IP address that appears into a
supported web browser to access the Login page.
Step 20 On the Login page, enter admin as the username and admin for the login password.
Note
Change your admin password after this initial
login.
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What to Do Next
Update your license.
Configuring the Network Interface using Shelladmin
This procedure is optional.
Procedure
Step 1
Log into the Cisco UCS Director VM console with the following credentials:
a) User—shelladmin
b) Password—changeme
If you have already logged into the shelladmin and changed the default password, use your new password
instead.
After you have logged in, you can choose Change shelladmin password to change the default
password.
Step 2
Choose Configure Network Interface.
Step 3
At the Do you want to Configure static IP [y/n] prompt, enter one of the following
choices:
• If DHCP is enabled, enter no (IP addresses are assigned automatically)
• To configure static IP, enter yes, and then enter the following:
◦IP address
◦Netmask
◦Gateway
◦DNS Server 1
◦DNS Server 2
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Changing the Default Password
Changing the Default Password
Procedure
Step 1
Step 2
Click Administration and choose Users and Groups.
On the Login Users pane, right-click on the admin user.
Step 3
In the Change Password dialog box, enter the new password and confirm it.
Step 4
Click Save.
Updating the License
Before You Begin
If you received a zipped license file by email, extract and save the .lic file to your local machine.
Procedure
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Choose Administration > License.
Click on the License Keys tab.
Click Update License.
In the Update License dialog box, do one of the following:
• To upload a .lic file, click Browse, navigate to and select the .lic file, then click Upload.
• For a license key, check the Enter License Text check box then copy and paste the license key only
into the License Text field. The license key is typically at the top of the file, after Key ->.
You can also copy and paste the full text of a license file into the License Text field.
Step 5
Click Submit.
The license file is processed, and a message appears confirming the successful update.
Reserving System Resources
For optimal performance, we recommend reserving extra system resources for Cisco UCS Director beyond
the minimum system requirements listed in Minimum System Requirements for a Single-Node Setup.
Note
For more information about how to reserve system resources, see the VMWare documentation.
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Procedure
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Step 6
Log into VMware vCenter.
Choose the VM for Cisco UCS Director.
Shut down the VM.
In VMware vCenter, click the Resource Allocation tab to view the current resource allocations, and click
Edit.
In the Virtual Machine Properties pane, edit resource allocations by choosing a resource and entering the
new values.
Verify that the new resource allocations have been made.
Changing the Maximum Packet Size
The default maximum packet (query) size for the Cisco UCS Director database queries is 4 MB. If one or
more of your pods requires a larger size, we recommend that you increase the configuration of the maximum
packet size to 100 MB. For example, the import of large open automation modules typically requires a larger
packet size.
Note
For a multi-node setup, perform this configuration on the inventory database and monitoring database
nodes.
Procedure
Step 1
In the shelladmin, choose Login as Root to log in to Cisco UCS Director.
Step 2
Navigate to the /etc folder.
Step 3
Open the my.cnf file and locate the max_allowed_packet parameter.
Step 4
Change the value of the max_allowed_packet parameter to max_allowed_packet=100M
Step 5
Save the my.cnf file.
Step 6
In the shelladmin, stop and restart the Cisco UCS Director services on the every node, as follows:
a) Choose Stop services.
b) To verify that all services are stopped, choose Display services status.
c) After all services have stopped on the node, choose Start services.
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