This is the Q&A from "UCS Firmware Upgrade and General Troubleshooting"
UCS Firmware Upgrade and Troubleshooting Related:
Q: Not getting matrix for most of version in tool. A: Please use this link http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/servers-unified-computing/unified-computing-system/products-technical-reference-list.html
Q: Not getting compatibility for most of compatibility A: You would need to choose firstly on C series or B series and accordingly we would get the options
Q: Its not showing the series which i am looking for ucs-c210-m2 A: Every Qtr and depends on the critical bugs
Q: We are getting conflicting response A: Please refer the PDF document and cross check with TAC engineer
Q: does cisco supports b series Still? A: Cisco B-series is the blade server environment
Q: Do we have to upgrade blades one by one or can i upgrade all the blades at a time ? A: Both options are available, we will cover both
Q: When we should upgrade the BIOS and the BMC ? I mean in the order ? A: Please refer the upgrade guide, it mentions the order of the components to be upgraded http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/servers-unified-computing/ucs-manager/products-installation-guides-list.html
Q: After upgrading fw to 2.1 3a the vem components of esx distributed switch were deleted ? A: Was there an issue ? Was there a TAC case opened?
Q: Yes the vmware distributed switch vem components were deleted from the esx box A: Ok, please have a TAC case opened to look into the issue
Q: How frequently a fw comes in ucs? A: Every Qtr and important Bugs which we come across
Q: What does the option recover server does? A: It will be covered in the session. In summary it gives u option to recover server from corrupt bios, cimc etc
Q: And start fault supression? A: This is to supress the faults but it does not clear tha alerts. It simply supresses the fault to avoid any snmp alarms etc.
Q: What is recommendation way to upgrade the firmware version – Manual or Auto Firmware Upgrade ? A: No specific recommendations. It is about user comfort. USe auto if you are unaware of not comfortable with manual upgrade.
Q: If we select to recover cimc/bios does it need a reboot? A: if it is only CIMC recovery--> No but if it is BIOS it wil reboot.
Q: Can all the events from the console be sent as SNMP traps to a destination ? A: Refer the following link for version 2.0 http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/sw/gui/config/guide/2-0/b_UCSM_GUI_Configuration_Guide_2_0/b_UCSM_GUI_Configuration_Guide_2_0_chapter_0110.html#task_2054446421216050764