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Cisco UCS – C-Series Server Administration – Part 3

There are  lot of elements  which we didn’t see in the last article. In this article ,we will see that how to configure the CIMC log (syslog), Virtual KVM settings ,configure the BIOS, Power polices, User management, CIMC network settings. We will also see that how to configure the communication services for CIMC(http,https, ssh). To monitor the host, we also able to configure the SNMP on CIMC. At the end of the article, we will see that how to update the firmware and updating the new certificate in CIMC.

1. Verify the sensor status of the C-series server.If there is any issue with the server sensors , it will be displayed here.

UCS - C- Series Sensor
UCS – C- Series Sensor

2. Event log can  be viewed by clicking the “system event log”

Event log
Event log

3.Click on the Remote Presence to configure the virtual KVM console. Here we can configure the number of maximum sessions and remote port.

UCS Remote presence - KVM
UCS Remote presence – KVM

4.Here is the place where you can enable the virtual media.  If you enable the virtual media, you can able to map the local ISO file to the CIMC. (Ex: Mapping the OS ISO files)

UCS virtual Media Properties
UCS virtual Media Properties

5. Serial over LAN option  must be enabled to connect   the CIMC remotely.

UCS Remote Presence - Seriel Over LAN
UCS Remote Presence – Seriel Over LAN

6.Boot order can be defined in BIOS – > Configure Boot order.

Boot Order
Boot Order

7.If you click on the configure BIOS, it will take you to the below window.

UCS configure BIOS
UCS configure BIOS

Processor related settings can be changed in “Advanced” tab.

UCS Configure BIOS Processor config
UCS Configure BIOS Processor config

Server management port configuration can be found in the last tab of the BIOS menu.

Configure the BIOS server management
Configure the BIOS server management

8. We do have option also to configure the peak power consumption on UCS servers.

UCS power policies
UCS power policies

9. Click on the “admin” tab . In the user Management , we can able to add the new local users and configure the “Active Directory” to it. We have also option to see the current sessions and “admin” user have access to terminate those sessions if required.

User Management
User Management

Here is the “Active Directory” tab .

UCS users - Active Directory
UCS users – Active Directory

Here is the “sessions ” tab.

UCS CIMC sessions
UCS CIMC sessions

Click on the Page 2 to continue.

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