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Setting up BMC Server Automation UCS Manager

This section describes configuration procedures and options for BMC Server Automation UCS Manager. The following table provides a high-level description of the process for configuring a new BMC Server Automation UCS Manager environment and includes links to topics with detailed instructions.

Note

For information about upgrading from a previous version of the BMC Server Automation UCS Manager, see Upgrading an existing BMC Server Automation UCS Manager environment. 

StepDescriptionSupporting topic
Plan and prepare the environmentReview the installation requirements and prerequisites. Some prerequisites are tasks that you must perform before you launch the installation program.Prerequisites for BMC Server Automation UCS Manager
Designate a BMC Server Automation UCS Manager server

Designate a server as the BMC Server Automation UCS Manager server and install the RSCD agent on this server. Add the designated server to the console as a managed server.

Designating a BMC Server Automation UCS Manager server
Distribute configuration objects to the BMC Server Automation UCS Manager server

Distribute configuration objects to the designated BMC Server Automation UCS Manager server.

Distributing configuration objects to the BMC Server Automation UCS Manager server
Set server properties for the BMC Server Automation UCS Manager server

Set several settings, especially the VIRTUALIZATION* property, on the designated BMC Server Automation UCS Manager server.

Setting server properties on the BMC Server Automation UCS Manager server

(Optional) Configure secure communication with the Cisco UCS systems

Optionally configure SSL-based communication with UCS systems. This involves setting the SSL configuration option and storing a certificate for each managed UCS system.

Configuring secure communication with Cisco UCS

Add the UCS systems that you want to manage

Add UCS systems that you want to manage to the BMC Server Automation Console.

Adding a UCS system

Related topics

Browsing UCS nodes

 Managing UCS systems

 UCS Manager provisioning

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