Cisco UCS C210 M2 is a server sold by Cisco for its unified computing series of products. Inside the server contains a customized firmware known as Cisco Integrated Management Controller. This CIMC is for managing server resources only, it does not contain other application components such as Voice (CUCM). At first look I thought the server come pre-installed with an OS however a CD provided with the package actually has choices of OS to be chosen: Windows, RHEL and Suse Linux, however these options are to aid OS installation, the Server Conf utility DVD actually does not contain any OS, you need to provide the OS yourself. If you are buying CUCM 8.6, the CUCM is packaged with RedHat Linux.
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Thanks for this post. Can you please tell me how i can find if CIMC IP if i have a server which is already running and i cant reboot it. The information you have given above is when the machine boots up. I have one UCS-210 server which has windows 2008 installed on it. Although i can access this OS but i cant figure out the IP of CIMC (and if it is actually enabled or not).
I am not able to add a new CIMC user id, can you please help. I tried via putty also but does not add, fails in commit command.