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Cisco UCS Platform Emulator version 2.1(2aPE1) has been released

Cisco Employee

I am happy to announce that Cisco UCS Platform Emulator (UCSPE) has been updated to version 2.1(2aPE1) and is uploaded to Cisco Developer Network (CDN).

Download UCSPE OVA / Zip file and documentation here:

Direct Links for UCSPE:

UCSPE version 2.1(2aPE1) OVA

UCSPE version 2.1(2aPE1) Zip File

UCSPE version 2.1(2aPE1) Release Notes

UCSPE version 2.1(2aPE1) User Guide

New Software Features in Release 2.1(2aPE1)

UCSPE Release 2.1(2aPE1) adds support for the following:

  • Firmware download support of UCS bundles and metadata emulation
  • Server firmware update completely emulated (both via direct update of the server and via Host Firmware Pack) 
  • Firmware Auto-Install fully supports server firmware update process
  • Single Wire management emulation for Rack servers
  • Template support to easily create hardware configurations including Smart Play bundles
  • Selecting multiple objects in single drag-drop and provision to enter range of slots for DIMMS, HDD, CPU, FANs and PSU
  • Random statistics generation

New Hardware supported in Release 2.1(2aPE1)

UCSPE Release 2.1(1aPE1), adds support for the following new hardware: 

Rack-Mount Servers

  • Cisco UCS C260 M2 Rack Server
  • Cisco UCS C460 M2 Rack Server
  • Cisco UCS C420 M3 Rack Server

Blade Servers

  • Cisco UCS B-420 M3 Blade Server

Network Adaptors

  • Cisco UCS CNA M73KR-E Emulex Adapter
  • Cisco UCS CNA M73KR-Q Qlogic Adapter

I am trying to download UCSPE 2.1 but the download speed is very low.

I have high speed connection.

Is there any alternate site for the same.


Cisco Employee

Unfortunately there is not.  Cisco Developer Network is the only place you can get UCSPE.  Ping me directly at and I can see if I can it to you another way.

Cisco Employee

I just did a test download of UCSPE, and it only took me 4 minutes to download at a rate of about 1.3 MB/s.  I am not sure what issues you are having, but I am not seeing the site being too slow.  Maybe there is something wrong with your internet connection.    

Cisco Employee

We have moved UCSPE to the UCS Communities page.  We are in process of changing all the links on CDN to point back to here ->


Cisco Employee

Reach out to me directly.  I can help out.  My email is ericwill at cisco dot com.    

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