Cisco UCS Platform Emulator (version 2.1(1aPE3))

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Cisco UCS Platform Emulator, Release 2.1(1aPE3)


Release 2.1(1aPE3) adds support for the following:

  • Cluster support with dual Fabric Interconnects simulated on same virtual machine
  • Support for FEX and Rack-mount servers. This was a major effort including all supported operations
  • Support for multiple uplinks from FEX and IOM (up to 8)
  • NTP/NFS support and various optimizations for Pasadena scale testing
  • New and improved configuration GUI with plenty of validations
  • Validate configuration option in the configuration GUI
  • Configuration Backup and Restore feature
  • Automated Rack server to Fex connection algorithm for simple and fast hardware configuration
  • Tech support command for better debug-ability
  • Unified port support for 6248/6296 FIs
  • Online help for UCSPE
  • Automatic process restart in case of crash


Cisco UCS Platform Emulator, Release 2.1(1aPE3), adds support for the following new hardware: 

  • Fabric Interconnects
    • Cisco UCS 6248UP
    • Cisco UCS 6296UP
  • Fabric Extender
    • Cisco Nexus 2232 Fabric Extender
  • I/O Module
    • Cisco UCS I/O Module 2208XP
  • Rack-Mount Servers
    • Cisco UCS C200 High-Density Rack-Mount Server
    • Cisco UCS C210 General-Purpose Rack-Mount Server
    • Cisco UCS C250 Extended-Memory Rack-Mount Server
    • Cisco UCS C220 Rack Server
    • Cisco UCS C240 Rack Server
    • Cisco UCS C22 Rack Server
    • Cisco UCS C24 Rack Server
  • Blade Servers
    • Cisco UCS B-22 Blade Server
    • Cisco UCS B-250 Blade Server
    • Cisco UCS B-440 Blade Server
  • Network Adaptors
    • Cisco UCS VIC M828P Virtual Interface Card
    • Cisco UCS VIC 1240 Virtual Interface Card
    • Cisco UCS VIC 1225 Virtual Interface Card
    • Emulex OCe11102-F Converged Network Adapter
    • Qlogic QLE8242 Converged Network Adapter
    • Broadcom NetXtreme II