Configuring CIM-XML in Cisco UCS

In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.

Cisco UCS Admin Page

On the Admin tab, expand All > Communication Management > Communication Services.

Cisco UCS Communication Services

Select the Communication Services tab.

In the CIM-XML area, click the Enabled radio button.


Cisco UCS CIM XML Default Port

The CIM-XML area expands to display the default Port number, 5988. You cannot change this port number.

Click Save Changes.

Cisco Unified Computing System Manger (UCS) Interface

Cisco Unified Computing System Manger (UCS) Interface


Cisco Unified Computing System Manger (UCS) - Equipment


Cisco Unified Computing System Manger (UCS) - Server


Cisco Unified Computing System Manger (UCS) - LAN


Cisco Unified Computing System Manger (UCS) - SAN


Cisco Unified Computing System Manger (UCS) - VM


Cisco Unified Computing System Manger (UCS) - Admin

Installing UCS Emulator

1. Download latest UCS Emulator by going to : and unzip the files

UCS Emulator Files

2. Download VMware Workstation by going to: and open a virtual machine

Installing UCS Emulator using VMWare WorkStation

3.Navigate to the folder where you unzip UCS files and open VMWare File

4. When your VM Machine ready, this is what you see

Installing UCS Emulator in Windows

5. Open your browser and enter the IP address

access Cisco UCS Platform Emulator Control Panel

Now your ready to access Cisco UCS Platform Emulator Control Panel

6. Launch UCS Manager and it  may ask you to update Java

7. When UCS Manger opens up enter the user name and password

Cisco Unified Computer System Manager user name and password

User name: config
Password: config


Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 on Cisco Unified Computing System

A Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Environment comprising of various servers which collectively hosts
the core applications and provide services, termed as SharePoint Farm is responsible for providing
various functions to its users. A three-tier architectural topology in which the SharePoint tiers (Web,
Application, and Database) are deployed using independent servers responsible for each tier is among
the most used SharePoint 2010 farm topology. To size each tier of a SharePoint farm demands detailed
study of the workload requirement and its usage patterns along with the performance capabilities of each
hardware component deployed in the system.

This paper illustrates performance of a medium SharePoint farm, built using Cisco UCS servers
implementing three tier architecture. A load generation framework to perform a load test was developed
by the SharePoint engineering team at Cisco, to measure the performance metrics while keeping the
much important response time less than 1 second. The paper shares the test results which provide
accurate guidance, better understanding of the performance impact of different SharePoint workloads,
assist our customers in sizing and designing the best farm architecture to support different workloads,
while recommending the best infrastructure elements for the optimal SharePoint implementation.

This study details information on how the recommended farm architecture could support 50000 users with
10% of total users concurrently working and show how to achieve sub second response time. Also,
highlights the performance benefits of new Cisco Servers used for this study.

Configuration of the SharePoint 2010 Farm

Read More: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 on Cisco Unified Computing System