Cisco UCS Platform Emulator version 2.1(2aPE1) has been released

Blog Post created by ericwill on Jul 25, 2013

I am happy to announce that Cisco UCS Platform Emulator (UCSPE) has been updated to version 2.1(2aPE1) and is uploaded to Cisco Developer Network (CDN).


Download UCSPE OVA / Zip file and documentation here:


Direct Links for UCSPE:


UCSPE version 2.1(2aPE1) OVA

UCSPE version 2.1(2aPE1) Zip File

UCSPE version 2.1(2aPE1) Release Notes

UCSPE version 2.1(2aPE1) User Guide


New Software Features in Release 2.1(2aPE1)

UCSPE Release 2.1(2aPE1) adds support for the following:

  • Firmware download support of UCS bundles and metadata emulation
  • Server firmware update completely emulated (both via direct update of the server and via Host Firmware Pack) 
  • Firmware Auto-Install fully supports server firmware update process
  • Single Wire management emulation for Rack servers
  • Template support to easily create hardware configurations including Smart Play bundles
  • Selecting multiple objects in single drag-drop and provision to enter range of slots for DIMMS, HDD, CPU, FANs and PSU
  • Random statistics generation


New Hardware supported in Release 2.1(2aPE1)

UCSPE Release 2.1(1aPE1), adds support for the following new hardware: 


Rack-Mount Servers

  • Cisco UCS C260 M2 Rack Server
  • Cisco UCS C460 M2 Rack Server
  • Cisco UCS C420 M3 Rack Server


Blade Servers

  • Cisco UCS B-420 M3 Blade Server


Network Adaptors

  • Cisco UCS CNA M73KR-E Emulex Adapter
  • Cisco UCS CNA M73KR-Q Qlogic Adapter