Server and Chassis equipment templates for easy addition of emulated resources
Numerous emulator stability fixes including fixes for HW discovery across VM reboots
New Hardware Features
See the User Guide for additional details on supported Hardware. Here is a summary of newly supported Hardware:
Cisco UCS C3260 chassis, servers, and storage controllers
M4 B-Series and C-Series servers including HX220C and HX240C
NVMe-based PCIe storage options
Imported configurations should be manually checked to ensure there are no missing or unsupported components. If issues are experienced following an import, any unsupported components can be manually deleted and missing components manually added through the Equipment menu on the Navigation pane.
Firmware Management and Firmware Auto Install have not been validated in this release.
Backup/Import of UCSM Configuration
The Platform Emulator does not save UCSM configuration state across Emulator resets (to avoid consistency issues in UCSM configuration and the emulator HW configuration). To preserve UCSM state, UCSM backup and import operations can be performed. See an example backup/import flow here: PythonSDK for backup/restore (import) of UCSM config
Firmware Management Note: UCS PE supports uploading B-Series and C-Series server firmware bundles. Because of the large file sizes of the firmware bundles, UCS PE only supports uploading of stripped-down versions (link below). Stripped-down versions include only the firmware metadata (not the actual firmware binaries).