Managing compute resources Child TopicsStart Cisco UCS ManagerUse Cisco UCS Manager to provision and manage the Cisco UCS servers. Upgrade Cisco UCS firmwareCisco UCS components can be upgraded individually based on bug fix or compatibility requirements. Create a host firmware packageHost Firmware Packages ensures each service profile template or service profile is running the same server firmware bundle, and that upgrading the default firmware package has no effect on the assigned service profiles. Activate the Cisco UCS Manager Capability CatalogCisco UCS Manager uses the Cisco UCS Manager Capability Catalog to update the display and configure components. Activate the port licensePort licenses for each Cisco UCS FI are factory installed factory installed and shipped with the hardware. Set the time zoneCisco UCS requires both an instance-specific time zone setting and an NTP server to ensure the correct time appears in Cisco UCS Manager. Accurate time settings are beneficial in situations where logs are being viewed for troubleshooting. Ad the NTP serverCisco UCS requires both an instance-specific time zone setting and an NTP server to ensure the correct time appears in the Cisco UCS Manager. When you add an NTP server, devices receive time from the same source. Add the syslog serverLogs are sent to the syslog server to facilitate reporting alerts and troubleshooting. Delete a syslog serverDelete a syslog server from the Cisco UCS domain using the Cisco UCS Manager. Add an SNMP serverAn SNMP server allows report alerting, monitoring and troubleshooting of Cisco UCS Manager and the ability to receive SNMP traps. Delete an SNMP serverRemove an SNMP server from the Cisco UCS domain using the Cisco UCS Manager. Create an IP address pool IP pools are used to assign management IP addresses to the service profiles. By selecting the management IP address pool in the service profile template, each new service profile generated from the template automatically gets an assigned IP address. Expand an IP address poolIncrease available IP addresses to assign to service profiles. Create a UUID poolCreate a UUID pool using the Cisco UCS Manager. Add a UUID rangeAdd a range to a UUID pool using the Cisco UCS Manager. Delete a UUID poolIf you delete a UUID pool, addresses are not reallocated from the pool been assigned to vNICs or vHBAs. Create a WWNN poolCreate a WWNN pool using the Cisco UCS Manager. Add a WWNN rangeAdd a range to the WWNN pool using the Cisco UCS Manager. A WWNN pool is a WWN pool that contains only WW node names. Delete a WWNN rangeDelete a range from the WWNN pool using the Cisco UCS Manager. If you delete a pool, the addresses are not reallocated from the pool assigned to vNICs or vHBAs. Create a WWPN pool Create a WWPN pool using the Cisco UCS Manager. Add a WWPN rangeAdd a range to the World Wide Port Names (WWPN) pool using Cisco UCS Manager. Delete a WWPN rangeDelete a WWPN range from the WWPN pool using the Cisco UCS Manager. If you delete a pool, the addresses are not reallocated from the pool assigned to vNICs or vHBAs. Create a MAC address poolCreate a MAC address pool using the Cisco UCS Manager. In a Converged System, a MAC address pool should be created for every vNIC. Add a MAC address rangeCreate a block of addresses to expand an existing MAC address pool. Delete a MAC poolIf you delete a pool, the addresses are not reallocated from the pool that have been assigned to vNICs or vHBAs. Create a vNIC template vNIC templates are used to create uniform virtual network adapters for service profiles and service profile templates. Creating boot policiesA boot policy determines the configuration of the boot device, the location from which the server boots, and the order boot devices are invoked. Cisco Trusted Platform ModuleCisco Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provides authentication and attestation services that provide safer computing in all environments. Managing service profile templatesCisco UCS service profiles are used to streamline the configuration and management of Cisco UCS servers. They provide a mechanism for rapidly provisioning servers and their associated network connections with consistency in all details of the environment. They can be set up in advance before physically installing the servers. Remove LDAPRemove LDAP from the Cisco UCS.