How to Configure KVM IP Pool in Cisco UCS Manager ?

The KVM console is a video over IP representation of the blade server. This facility is  required to build and manage the servers from remotely. In an order to access each blades remotely , a pool of IP addresses is assigned as a management interface into the server blades. These IP addresses need to be externally rotatable for remote access to the servers via the KVM console. The IP pools can be created using UCS GUI or UCS CLI method.



1. Login to UCS Manager .

2. Navigate to LAN  – > Pools – > root – > IP pool ext-mgmt.

UCS Manager - Mgmt pool
UCS Manager – Mgmt pool


3. Right click – “IP pool ext-mgmt” and select – > Create Block of IPV4 address.

UCS Manager - Mgmt pool
UCS Manager – Mgmt pool


4. Enter the management IP-range for the KVM.



Here you can see that IP pools are created.

IP Pool
IP Pool


Once the MGMT IP pool is created, you can see that IP’s are assigned to the blades and Rack Elements.

UCS Manager - Mgmt pool
UCS Manager – Mgmt pool


If you are familiar with UCS CLI , you can proceed with below instead of the GUI.



1. Login to UCS CLI .

login as: ucspe
ucspe@'s password:
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c: Login to  CLI shell
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t: Modify  System Settings
s: Restart UCSPE Processes
f: Perform a  Factory Reset
r: Reboot the VM
x: Logout user
z: Shutdown the VM
> c
Logging in ...
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2.  Execute the command like below .

Ex:  create block first-ip-addr last-ip-addrgateway-ip-addr subnet-mask 
ucspe /org/ip-pool # scope org
ucspe /org # scope ip-pool ext-mgmt
ucspe /org/ip-pool # set descr "UnixArena Management IP pool"
ucspe /org/ip-pool* # create block
ucspe /org/ip-pool/block* #  commit-buffer

3. Verify the IP MGMT status.

ucspe /org/ip-pool/block # show detail
Block of IP Addresses:
Default Gateway:
Subnet Mask:
Primary DNS:
Secondary DNS:
ucspe /org/ip-pool/block #

Hope this article is informative to you .



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