UCS Manager provisioning

This section describes how to use BMC Server Automation UCS Manager to provision blades in a Cisco UCS system. The following table provides a high-level description of the process for provisioning UCS blades and includes links to topics with detailed instructions.

StepDescriptionSupporting topic
Plan and prepare the environmentReview the provisioning requirements and prerequisites for the UCS environment. Some prerequisites are tasks that you must perform before you can perform UCS provisioning.Prerequisites for a UCS provisioning environment
Create a UCS template and define its settings

This template contains all of the characteristics of the system that you are about to provision—the selected blade or blade pool, VNICs, boot order, policies, and other characteristics. A UCS template in the BMC Server Automation interface corresponds to a Service profile template in the Cisco UCS interface.

Creating the UCS template

Defining UCS template settings

Create pools in the Depot folderCreate MAC pools, storage pools, and (optionally) UUID suffix pools.Creating pools in the Depot folder
(Optional) Create a system package

If you want to provision the operating system on a bare-metal blade, create a system package for the operating system that you want to provision on the blade.

Creating system packages with UCS-specific settings
Create and run a UCS Provision Job

Create, execute, and view the results of the UCS Provision Job.

If you want to provision the operating system on a bare-metal blade, use the system package that you created in this Provision Job.

Creating and modifying UCS Manager Provision Jobs

For more information, see Integrating BMC Server Automation with Cisco UCS Manager.

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