This post describes the procedure for the end-to-end upgrade of the firmware for a Cisco UCS Blade System. At the time of writing, the UCS is delivered from the factory with version 2.2(1b) and the latest stable release is 2.2(1d).
This is part 2 of the Cisco UCS Configuration Guide. This post is broken into two components: the physical Cisco UCS installation and the initial configuration of the Cisco UCS.
You have been given the task of bringing a brand new Cisco UCS online. However, you are used to traditional server infrastructure (eg. HP, IBM, Fujitsu). If you are asking yourself, “What is policy-based computing? How do I configure this thing?” Then this series of posts is for you.
This article builds upon the white papers and blogs that are available (listed below) and provides a VCDX-style guide to design decisions that need to be considered for End-to-End Network Quality of Service for vSphere 5.1 with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Cisco Nexus switches.