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Issues configuring VIC 1225 in C240

I'm trying to configure a C240 server with the VIC 1225 installed.

First off, I'd like to know if it's even possible to use this without Fabric Interconnects or Nexus switches. Assume I'm just hooking them up to some regular 10GbE switches. I can change this but wante to have a better idea of my design decisions - not a lot of info regarding when the VIC 1225 can or should be used outside this context.'

Secondly, I am following the directions here:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/sw/cli/config/guide/1.4.1/b_Cisco_UCS_C-Series_CLI_Configuration_Guide_141_chapter_01001.html#task_3C31BD7B25BF4CF6839B7B12DE014482

I've verified that the VIC is installed in slot 1 visually as well as through the output below, but the output below isn't what I expected per the documentation. I'm not able to get into the scope of this adapter, and it's showing up in "show pci-adapters" and not "show adapters". It's like it's not even being recognized as a VIC.

Any help would be appreciated.

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis # scope adapter 1

Error: Managed object does not exist, use show command to list valid targets

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis # scope network-adapter 1

Error: Managed object does not exist, use show command to list valid targets

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis # scope pci-adapter 1

% Incomplete command

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis # scope pci-adapter 1

  <CR>  Press Enter key

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis # scope

  adapter          Cisco Systems UCS Virtual Interface Card

  dimm-summary     Information common to all DIMMs

  fan-policy       Fan Policy parameters

  firmware         Get all Components Firmware

  flexflash        Cisco FlexFlash Controller

  gpu              Show GPU cards present in the system

  hdd              Host local hard disk drive

  network-adapter  Show network adapters present in the system

  storageadapter   RAID Controller

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis #

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Issues configuring VIC 1225 in C240

Matt,

The VIC 1225 is fully supported as a stand-alone card outside of UCSM and by default it runs in Classical Ethernet mode which means it's supported with any IEEE standard 10GE switch.

The VIC is not supported in Slot 1 in the C240, it is supported in Slot 2 or 5

(http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/hw/C240/install/replace.html#wp1337242).

Without being installed in the proper slots, the NC-SI connector at the end of the PCIe bus will not be conencted and the CIMC has no interface to to configure the card.  Once you have installed it in a supported slot you should be able to scope chassis and show the adapter.  Then scope to the adapter as shown below

ucs-c240-m3# scope chassis

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis # show adapter

PCI Slot Product Name   Serial Number  Product ID     Vendor              

-------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------------

2        UCS VIC 1225   FCH162974VP    UCSC-PCIE-C... Cisco Systems Inc   

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis # scope adapter 2

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis/adapter #

Once you are able to see your VIC let me know if you have additional questions.

Steve McQuerry

UCS - Technical Marketing


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Issues configuring VIC 1225 in C240

Matt,

The VIC 1225 is fully supported as a stand-alone card outside of UCSM and by default it runs in Classical Ethernet mode which means it's supported with any IEEE standard 10GE switch.

The VIC is not supported in Slot 1 in the C240, it is supported in Slot 2 or 5

(http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/hw/C240/install/replace.html#wp1337242).

Without being installed in the proper slots, the NC-SI connector at the end of the PCIe bus will not be conencted and the CIMC has no interface to to configure the card.  Once you have installed it in a supported slot you should be able to scope chassis and show the adapter.  Then scope to the adapter as shown below

ucs-c240-m3# scope chassis

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis # show adapter

PCI Slot Product Name   Serial Number  Product ID     Vendor              

-------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------------

2        UCS VIC 1225   FCH162974VP    UCSC-PCIE-C... Cisco Systems Inc   

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis # scope adapter 2

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis/adapter #

Once you are able to see your VIC let me know if you have additional questions.

Steve McQuerry

UCS - Technical Marketing


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Issues configuring VIC 1225 in C240

Ahh....much better.

ucs-c240-m3 /chassis # show adapter

PCI Slot Product Name   Serial Number  Product ID     Vendor              

-------- -------------- -------------- -------------- --------------------

2        N/A            FCH1721784X    UCSC-PCIE-C... N/A   

Thanks, Steve!

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I also want to add a VIC 1225

I also want to add a VIC 1225 but slot 2 already has a PRO/1000 PT dual port server adapter.  Can I move the PRO/1000 to slot 3?

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