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Cisco UCS – Network Control policy and vLAN’s – vSAN’s

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) is used to obtain protocol addresses of neighbouring devices and discover the platform of those devices. This protocol runs on all the Cisco manufactured  devices like UCS blades, routers , switches etc. Once you have enabled the CDP protocols on the Cisco UCS , it sends  the periodic messages, known as advertisements, to a multicast address. Each device advertises at least one address at which it can receive SNMP messages. CDP can be enabled or disabled using Cisco Network control Policy. Let’s see that how to enable the CDP on UCS manager.  In the second part of the article , we will see that how to create  vLAN’s & vSAN’s

 

Configure Network Control Policy:

 

1. Login to UCS manager.

2. Navigate to LAN – > Policies – > root – > Sub-organization – > ESXi-Pool – > Select Network Control Policy. Just Right click and click on “Create Network Control Policy ”

Create Network Control Policy
Create Network Control Policy

 

2. Enter the policy name and description.  Here you need to specify whether you would like to enable  CDP or not.

Create Network Control Policy

Create Network Control Policy

In the above window , you can control the below settings.

  • To enable/disable Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)   –  “Enabled” Here.
  • VIF behaves if no uplink port is available in end-host mode –  “Link Down selected” Here.
  • Whether the server can use different MAC addresses when sending packets to the fabric interconnect.
  • Whether MAC registration occurs on a per-VNIC basis or for all VLANs.  – “Per VNIC Basis” Here.

 

Once the policy is created, you will get the pop-up window like below.

Create Network Control Policy
Create Network Control Policy

 

3. Your newly configured network control policy will  look like below.

Create Network Control Policy
Create Network Control Policy

 

Creating the vLAN’s:

 

1. Go to the “LAN” tab and then “LAN->LAN Cloud->VLANS”. Right-click on “VLANs” and select “Create VLANs”.

Create vLAN
Create vLAN

 

2. Enter the VLAN name and ID:

Create vLAN
Create vLAN

 

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

Create vLAN
Create vLAN

 

The newly created VLAN will looks like below.

Create vLAN
Create vLAN

 

Creating vSAN:

 

1. Go to the “SAN” tab and then “SAN->SAN Cloud->VSANs”. Right-Click “VSANs” and select “Create VSAN”.

Create VSAN
Create VSAN

 

2. Enter the VSAN name and VSAN ID’s and click OK to create it .

Create VSAN
Create VSAN

Hope this article informative to you . In the next article, we will see that how to create a vNIC template on Cisco UCS.

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