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UC on UCS with iSCSI

Hi,

I was wondering if there is any update regarding UC on UCS support for booting from iSCSI SAN?

I would like to implement the follwoing scenario: B-Series Chassis with an ESX 5.1 B200M3 Server which hosts UC Apps (UCSM 2.1).

Could we boot that server from iSCSI SAN (network running 10Gb, no-drop QoS policy for boot vNICs)?

According to the link below, only FC SAN is supported, is that still correct? Is this feature enhancement on the roadmap?

http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/UC_Virtualization_Supported_Hardware#Storage

Thanks!

Dmitri

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Re: UC on UCS with iSCSI

Hello Dmitri,

Yes, iSCSI SAN is termed as specs based support.

Padma

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UC on UCS with iSCSI

Hello Dmitri,

I believe you are referring to ESXi hosts accessing datastores created on iSCSI LUN where UC VMs will be stored.

It is supported under Specs based design for SAN ( FC / FcoE / iSCSI )

Storage recommendations for UC apps

http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/UC_Virtualization_Storage_System_Design_Requirements#General_Guidelines_for_SAN.2FNAS

HTH

Padma

Beginner

UC on UCS with iSCSI

Hi Padma,

I actually mean booting that ESXi host from an iSCSI LUN as well. I appreciate your help.

Thanks,

Dmitri

Cisco Employee

UC on UCS with iSCSI

Hello Dmitri,

UCS servers supports iSCSI boot for ESXi.

Please check here for minimum HW / SW requirements

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-18756

HCL - HW / SW / FW Matrix

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10477/prod_technical_reference_list.html

UCSM config guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10281/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

Padma

Beginner

UC on UCS with iSCSI

Hi Padma,

Yes, I'm aware of that. But the question is - is boot from iSCSI LUN supported for UC on UCS deployments?

Can I boot a B200 Server from iSCSI LUN and run Call Manager on top of that?

I heard about certain restrictions and a limited TAC support if not following the design guidelines and was wondering if this scenario is supported (or coming in the future).

Thanks,

Dmitri

Cisco Employee

Re: UC on UCS with iSCSI

Hello Dmitri,

Yes, iSCSI SAN is termed as specs based support.

Padma

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Beginner

UC on UCS with iSCSI

That's great, thank you!

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