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Cisco UCS – Creating vNIC & vHBA Templates

We need to define that how the vNIC will be get connected to the LAN. UCS manager will not create a VM-FEX port profile with the right settings automatically when you create a vNIC template. System must have MAC pool to create the vNIC template. Server pools must have two vNIC templates. One is going out the Fabric “A” side of the fabric and one going out the Fabric “B” side. We need to specify the appropriate VLANs, MAC Pool and Network Control Policy. In this article ,we will see that how to create a vNIC template in the first part and second part , we will see that creation of vHBA template.

 

1. Login to UCS Manager.

2. Navigate to LAN – > Plocies – > root – > Sub-organization – > ESXi-pool – > vNIC template.

Create vNIC template
Create vNIC template

 

3. Enter the name , description . Here you need to select the MAC pool , Network control policy, VLAN’s which we have created earlier.

vNIC template
vNIC template

 

You will get pop-up like below once the vNIC template is created.

vNIC template
vNIC template

 

We have successfully created the vNIC template for Fabric A . Let’s create the vNIC template for Fabric B.

 

4. Navigate to LAN – > Plocies – > root – > Sub-organization – > ESXi-pool – > vNIC template.

Create vNIC template
Create vNIC template

 

5.  Enter the vNIC name for Fabric B and select the Fabric ID as fabric  B . Select the MAC pool and Network control policy for the template.

vNIC template
vNIC template

 

You will get pop-up like below once the vNIC template is ready for Fabric-B

vNIC template
vNIC template

 

6. Once the both template are created , you will screen like below.

vNIC template
vNIC template

 

Creating the vHBA template:

Servers pools should have two templates. One going out the “ Fabric A” side and another going out the “Fabric B” side.

 

1. Go to the “SAN” tab, then “Policies->root->Sub-Organization->vHBA Templates”. Right-click on “vHBA Templates” and select “Create vHBA Template”.

vHBA template
vHBA template

 

2.Give the template a name, specify the Fabric ID and select “Updating Template”. Also specify the appropriate WWPN Pool.

vHBA template
vHBA template

 

Once the vHBA template is created, you will get pop-up like below.

vHBA template
vHBA template

 

3.  Create the second vHBA template for Fabric B.

vHBA template  - Fabric B
vHBA template – Fabric B

 

4. Specify the appropriate WWPN Pool.

vHBA template
vHBA template

 

5. Once the vHBA template is created, you will get pop-up like below.

vHBA template
vHBA template

 

We have successfully created the vNIC template for both the Fabric A/B & vHBA for Fabric A/B .

Hope this article informative to you .

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