When using a Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers in it’s standalone form (not connected to Fabric Interconnects, so not managed through the UCS Manager), you can boot it using a few options: local storage, fiberchannel connected storage, PXE boot and iSCSI.
When you don’t have fiberchannel at your disposal for central boot, iSCSI will do just fine.
The configuration inside the C-Series CIMC is a bit hidden though, here’s how you do it. Login to your CIMC and follow this procedure:
- 1. Go to Inventory
- 2. Select the ‘Cisco VIC Adapters’ tab
- 3. Select the ‘vNICs’ sub-tab
- 4. Click ‘Add’