Cisco UCS

Published on April 8, 2016 under VMware
I have been having issues ever since I updated to vSphere 6.x getting the Cisco Drivers to properly update through VMware Update Manager(VUM). Every time I would run through a compliance check, they would always report they were up to date even when they were running an older version. I have recently made a breakthrough working with VMware Support and stumbling through some old blogs. Cisco Support has been terrible on this issue and after repeated attempts to get this case escalated i think the 10th time is a charm.
Published on March 14, 2016 under Cisco
Time for more UCS Scripting! This time to configure Syslog. The script is pretty straightforward, but nice to have to easily set up Syslog across multiple UCS domains. Pre-Requsites UCS Powertool Link to Script Set-UcsSyslog.ps1 Preparing to Execute the Script The script is pretty straight forward, just need to define a few variables seen below and then you execute the script. I will walk you through the process.
Published on March 1, 2016 under Cisco
Time for more UCS Scripting! This time to enable SNMP. The script is pretty straightforward, but nice to have to easily set up SNMP across multiple UCS domains. Pre-Requsites UCS Powertool Link to Script Set-UcsSnmpConfiguration.ps1 Preparing to Execute the Script The script is pretty straight forward, just need to define a few variables seen below and then you execute the script. I will walk you through the process.
Published on January 15, 2016 under Cisco
For conformity, we like to set the UCS Equipment labels to match the Service Profile Name. This allows us to match it quickly without having to dig down into the assigned profile. This script will set the UsrLbl and Name fields on the equipment tab to match the name of the Service Profile. Pre-Requsites UCS Powertool Link to Script Set-UCSEquipmentLabel.ps1 Preparing to Execute the Script The script is pretty straight forward, just need to define a few variables seen below and then you execute the script.
Published on January 14, 2016 under Cisco
Automation, Automation, Automation! I had to download some support bundles for every chassis in our multiple zones. Instead of manually going through the GUI, I figured why not script it! This script will connect to each UCS domain and automatically generate a support bundle and download it for each chassis. Pre-Requsites UCS Powertool Link to Script Create-UCSTechSupport.ps1 Preparing to Execute the Script The script is pretty straight forward, just need to define a few variables seen below and then you execute the script.
Published on January 11, 2016 under Cisco
It’s patch time! That means time to upload the firmware bundles to all my UCS domains. Instead of doing it manually I figured i would create a quick script to do that for me. Pre-Requsites UCS Powertool Link to Script UploadUCSFirmware.ps1 Preparing to Execute the Script The script is pretty straight forward, just need to define a few variables seen below and then you execute the script.
Published on December 11, 2015 under Cisco
Im finally getting to dive back in to working with UCS. My latest task with my project of configuring 9 UCS Domains, was configuring the Policy Backup and Export. See below on how to automate this process! Pre-Requsites UCS Powertool Link to Script Set-UCSPolicyBackupandExport.ps1 Preparing to Execute the Script The script is pretty straight forward, just need to define a few variables seen below and then you execute the script.
Published on December 10, 2015 under Cisco
Im finally getting to dive back in to working with UCS. My latest task with my project of configuring 9 UCS Domains, was swapping out certificates. The first few I did via the GUI, and I thought can this be scripted? Well the answer is yes! See below for information on executing the script. Pre-Requsites UCS Powertool Link to Script AddUCSCert.ps1 Preparing to Execute the Script The script is pretty straight forward, just need to define a few variables seen below and then you execute the script.
Published on November 23, 2015 under Cisco
We are currently working on some Cisco ACI Integration and wanted to add a large VLAN Pool to a UCS Configuration. Since currently Cisco UCS does not allow selecting multiple VLAN’s easily when adding to a VLAN Group or vNIC Template, we now have a pretty decent script that will do it for you. The script can be found here.</p> <h1 id="powercli-script-for-adding-vlan-to-vlan-group-and-vnic-template-davidstamen-http-davidstamen">PowerCLI Script for adding VLAN to VLAN Group and vNIC Template # @davidstamen # <a href="http://davidstamen">http://davidstamen</a>.</h1>
Published on April 29, 2014 under Cisco
Building out some new servers today I came across an issue where the servers would have no network connectivity even though the vNICs were properly tagged and assign a VLAN ID. Upon further research, I noticed that “Native VLAN” was not selected. This is a must for any operating system that does not do VLAN Tagging such as ESXi. So remember to set the VLAN to Native if using an operating system that does not support VLAN tagging!