Pro tip: Configure ports for the Cisco UCS B-Series blades environment

I’ve taken you through racking and stacking Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers and provided an overview of UCS Manager. In this article, we’ll start doing some of the configuration necessary to get the blades not only up and running, but also connected to your IP and storage networks so you can actually use them.

How to configure Cisco UCS servers

By this point, you should have all your networking and storage cables connected, and the blades and fabric interconnects powered on. All of this configuration will take place in the UCS Manager, so make sure you can also get to that using a browser to go to the cluster IP of the fabric interconnects. This article will focus on configuring the ports properly on the fabric interconnects.

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