Cisco UCS Manager, Release 4.0 provides unified, embedded management of all software and hardware components of the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) across multiple chassis, Cisco UCS servers, and thousands of virtual machines. Cisco UCS Manager manages Cisco UCS as a single entity through an intuitive GUI, a command-line interface (CLI), or an XML API for comprehensive access to all Cisco UCS Manager functions.
The following demo is based on Cisco UCS 4.0(1c). When we go to UCS Manger mangement page, we can still launch UCS Manager or KVM Manager.
In this demo, we will associate service profile (VMware ESXi and Microsoft Windows) to UCS blades. On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Service Profiles > root to show the existing service profiles. Expand Servers > Service Profiles Templates > root. Click Service Profile Templates to show the list of available templates in the work pane.
Select Create Service Profiles from Template from the resulting menu to begin the automated deployment. We can enter service profile name in the Naming Prefix field, the number for Name Suffix Starting Number and Number of Instances.
It starts the UCS configuration.
After the configuration is completed, we can launch UCS blade by KVM console.
We can manage the VMware vSphere and Microsoft Windows platform.
If you launch the KVM Manager, you can see the all UCS blades that associated with UCS service profile.