DellEMC VxBlock – Cisco UCS Ethernet Adapter Policy

David Ring

The following details the creation of a VxBlock Cisco UCS ‘Ethernet Adapter Policy’ for a compute B-Series blade running VMware ESXi. This policy is leveraged by a service-profile which gets associated with their respective compute blades.

Note: This guidance is based on vSphere 6.0

UCS Manager GUI

  1. From the UCS Manager GUI click on ‘Servers’ and navigate to Policies->root->Adapter Policies.
  2. Chose the option to ‘Add’ a new Ethernet Adapter Policy and provide a name & description (e.g VMQ-Default).ucs_eth_adpt_policy3
  3. Under Resources enter the following settings:

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HOW TO: Remove unwanted plug-ins from VMware vCenter Server

VMware KB article 1025360 “Removing unwanted plug-ins from vCenter Server” describes this procedure in details

  1. In a web browser, navigate to http://vCenter_Server_name_or_IP/mob.
    Where vCenter_Server_name_or_IP is the name of your vCenter Server or its IP address.
  2. Click Content.
  3. Click Extension Manager, Find the name of the extension you want to remove
  4. Go to the Method’s section at the bottom of the page
  5. Click UnregisterExtension
  6. Enter the extension name com.emc.vsi.plugin
  7. Click Invoke Method
  8. Refresh the Extension Manager page, and the plugin should be gone.