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Windows Server 2016 UEFI Boot issue

I am trying to get a fresh install of Windows Server 2016 working on UCS B-Series blade with UEFI and boot from SAN and seem to be hitting a brick wall. The OS installs and I can see the Windows Boot ...
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Cisco UCS compatibility with FC-AL storage array

We have a Xiotech RS-1602-FC-SBD storrage array that I am testing to see if it is of any use. We have a Cisco UCS Chassis with blade servers and a Fabric Interconnect 6120XP. The storage array ...
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Stripe SSDs for Host cache in VMWare

I have some blades that management purchased some SSD's to do host caching. Currently, we have raid 1 SD cards for our hypervisor. I need to add these SSD's in raid 0 so they can quickly host cache. ...
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CIFS/SMB causes virtual machine (and eventually Hyper-V host) to hang

I've spent way too much time on this. We have a 8 node Microsoft Private Cloud, hosted on a Cisco Flexpod (B200 blades, Nexus 5k, 6248FI's with two NetApp FAS2550 controllers for SAN). Running UCS 2....
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No RAID Controller on UCS C220

Is it possible to not use any kind of RAID Controller on a Cisco UCS, if I want to use just one HDD without RAID features ? Or do I have to still have the RAID hardware controller to create my disk as ...
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Creating RAID5 with Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller

On a Cisco UCS C220-M4 I have 3 450GB disks and I want to create a RAID5 with those. My RAID controller is Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller. On the CIMC page for the server though, I only have ...
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What's wrong with my routing? (Cisco UCS, ASA, SG500)

I have several VLANs exposed from the UCS (end-host mode) over a trunk to the SG500. dev-switch#sh vlan Created by: D-Default, S-Static, G-GVRP, R-Radius Assigned VLAN, V-Voice VLAN Vlan Name ...
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Cisco UCS CPU faults at the same time every day

The situation Recent upgrade from 2.2 to 3.1(1e). Since the upgrade, at 6:51am (UTC+1) every day I experience failures on between zero and three (out of ~60) of the B200-series blades in my ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 crash with too much RAM

We have a virtual machine running Windows Server 2008R2. When we allocate 200GB RAM it is amazingly stable and runs forever with no issues. We upped it to 350GB and it immediately became unstable. ...
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Is it possible to increase the size of RAM of a CISCO UCS blade server?

We have a Cisco UCS Server which has 256GB RAM and installed with Win 2008 Server 64bit. I wanted to know can we upgrade its RAM to 512GB RAM? Is it possible to do that or do we need to build a new ...
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Getting Cisco UCS Server's CPU Serial Numbers

I have a Cisco UCS C240 M3S server with dual CPU failure under warranty. I am trying to find both CPU serial numbers to complete the RMA request, however cannot find any serial numbers. I have tried ...
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CISCO UCS servers and linux

I've been given a CISCO ucs server to use (for a job a raspberry pie could do) with a LSI MegaRaid card in it (4 sas drives) and I'm having no luck at all getting Linux to boot off the RAID thing. It ...
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How to get VmList from CiscoUCS?

We are using XML API to connect CiscoUCS Manager and get all the hardware components. We are in the requirement of getting all the VM deployed in the bladeServer. But not able to find these ...
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Cisco UCS C22 M3 Rack-mount BIOS Recovery

So my Cisco UCS Server's BIOS is corrupt and needs reflashed. When it boots it simply gives me the recovery instructions such as put the recovery.cap file in the root directory of a USB drive then ...
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UCS FC Adapter Aborts

So here's the scenario, and I'm hoping @Chopper3 can chime in here. For our SAN fabric, we have a pair of Cisco MDS 9513 FC switches with three EMC frames and four Cisco UCS domains directly attached. ...
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How does a host locate a PXE server?

I'm trying to PXE boot a Cisco UCS C260 M2. For the UCS, or a host in general being booted from PXE, is a PXE server IP specified in the BIOS, or is a PXE server searched for on the same subnet? The ...
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Management software similar to Dell OpenManage for Cisco UCS rack servers?

Deploying some new Cisco UCS C220 M3 rack servers and was wondering if there is any management software similar to Dell's OpenManage that I should install on each server?
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SAN booting Oracle VM from a UCS blade

We have an Oracle VM Cluster that we are provisioning on a Cisco UCS B series blade chassis. It has 2 fabric interconnects (FC0 and FC1) provisioned to the (3) Oracle VM service profiles and it is set ...