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.
|Plan and prepare the environment||Review 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.
|Create pools in the Depot folder||Create 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.