UCSD Baremetal Agent Installation (5.2 -> 5.3)

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    The purpose to this document is to illustrate the steps to install the UCS Director Baremetal Agent (PXE Server) which can be used to write/use workflows that require a PXE Server such as the ‘BMA + UCSM + MDS + NetApp Example’ workflow located on the UCS Directors Communities site. This example workflow can be found at the following link:  https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-52546

     

    Before you implement the Baremetal Agent, make sure your UCS Director is fully installed, functional and upgraded to 5.3. If this isn’t the case, then you should upgrade before implementing the BMA and integrating with UCS Director. You cannot go directly to 5.3 so you must first install BMA 5.2 then upgrade to 5.3.

     

    Useful Documents:

     

    Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent Installation and Configuration Guide, Release 5.2

     

    Cisco UCS Director Baremetal Agent Installation and Configuration Guide, Release 5.3

     

     

    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents. 2

    1. Download Baremetal Agent 5.2 and Patch 5.3.0.0. 3
    2. PXE/Management Network setup. 5
    3. 2.1. Create PXE VLAN/Port Group in vCenter. 6
    4. 2.2. Create PXE VLAN in UCS Manager. 8
    5. 2.3. Disjoint Layer-2 configuration PXE VLAN UCS Manager. 9
    6. 2.4. Add PXE VLAN to Fabric A and Fabric B vNICs. 12
    7. Deploy UCS Director BMA 5.2 OVF Template. 15
    8. Upgrade UCS Director BMA from 5.2 to 5.3. 21
    9. Integrate UCS Director with Baremetal Agent Server. 24
    10. Configure DHCP on the BMA. 26
    11. Upload Images. 29
    12. Basic functionality BMA Test/Validation. 32