Contents of a Cisco UCS Service Profile

As discussed, Cisco UCS service profiles take the lowest level of identities and settings in the hardware—those settings that were previously known to be fixed and burned in to the hardware and allow them to be configurable, controlled via software.

More than 120 parameters can be controlled within a single Cisco UCS service profile. You can even define the versions of firmware you need to run on an adapter and what the identities of those adapters are going to be—such as the worldwide names and MAC addresses—and BIOS versions and BIOS settings. It also extended to LAN and SAN connectivity settings, such as the VLAN that the NIC needs to be a part of, the VSAN membership on the HBA, QoS settings for the ...

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