Cisco UCS Platform Emulator (2.2(1bPE1))

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Cisco UCS Platform Emulator, Release 2.2(1bPE1)

 

Updated July 25, 2014:  Reposted UCSPE 2.2(1b) to fix the expired certificate issue.


New Hardware Features

Cisco UCS Platform Emulator, Release 2.2(1bPE1), adds support for the following new hardware:

  • SD card - All supported Compute servers now have SD card in their slot.

 

New Software Features

Cisco UCS Platform Emulator, Release 2.2(1bPE1) includes the following new features:

  • Smartplay bundles with new bundle packs
  • Second-level boot order support for Blade and Rack servers
  • User-Space NIC (usNIC) support for Blade and Rack servers
  • Firmware download support from a local file system
  • Direct Connect Rack configuration feature in the Emulator GUI
  • SD card firmware upgrade support for supported Compute servers

 

NOTE: From UCS PE 2.2(1bPE1) onwards, UCS PE supports uploading the B-Series and C-Series server firmware bundles.  Because of the large file sizes of the firmware bundles, UCS PE only supports uploading of only the stripped-down versions (attached to this document), which includes only the firmware metadata but not the actual firmware itself in the binaries.  The stripped-down version of the firwmare bundles which contain metadata only of the B-series and C-series server firmware is reduced to approximately 50 kB in size.