In UCS we can create these things called WWxN pools. The “x” in WWxN can stand for either “N” node, or “P” port. This is essentially a pool that you can use for all of your WWN assignments without having to create separate WWNN and WWPN pools. For people who don’t necessarily care about a schema to signify the difference between WWNN and WWPN, maybe the streamlined WWxN pool is for you. (more…)
Follow these steps to boot from iSCSI in UCS
Create a pool of ISCSI Initiator IP Addresses
Lan > Pools > IP Pool iscsi-initiator-pool > Create Block of IP Addresses
Here are the basic steps I took to configure 2 local ATA disks in a RAID1 and 2 local SSD disks stand-alone on a single B440-M2:
Since we have 2 SATA drives and 2 SSD drives in the same server, we need to make sure NOT to configure a Local Disk Configuration Policy. This one through me for a bit, since this is the preferred way to handle RAID configuration when the same disk-types are present. If you have varying disk types, you need to manually configure your disks.
Create a basic boot policy: