CISCO UCS ESX install

By | August 28, 2015

Install ESX on CISCO UCS FlashFlex

** This article do not show you how to unpack and setup the CIMC IP address **

Log into the CIMC interface.

CIMC-Login

  • Default Username: admin
  • Default Password: password

We need to make sure the flash disk has been formatted.

Click on the Storage tab. Then the “Reset Partition Defaults”

UCS-Flash-Formate

After the format is complete. Click “Configure Operational Profile”

UCS-Flash-HV

Make sure to that HV is checked. Then click the Save Changes.

After that we need to start a KVM session. Click on the Launch KVM Console.

UCS-KVM-Start

Click OK on the error

UCS-Java

You will get a download with Chrome. IE will ask you to run or save. You can run.

UCS-Java-Save

Once you click you may see this error.

UCS-Java-Win10

Click More Apps then select Java(TM) Web Start Launcher

UCS-Java-Program

 

Click Continue on the security warning.

UCS-Java-Security1

Click run on the next box.

UCS-Java-Run

Then continue on the trust certificate

UCS-Java-Trust

 

Now we need to attach the ISO to the KVM session.

KVM-Map-ISO

Drop down the Virtual Media and click Activate Virtual Devices.  Now wait. I have had to wait up to 2 hours for the next step.

UCS-KVM-CD-DVD

 

Click on Map CD/DVD…

UCS-KVM-ISO

Select your ISO file and click on Map Device

UCS-KVM-Reboot

Click power then Rest System (warm boot)

After that you can boot from the ESX ISO and install.

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