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Registering a UCP system

In most cases, the UCP appliances required for your site will be registered during the deployment phase of the installation, but you can register new appliances as necessary.

Before you begin


  1. Log on to the VMware vSphere Web Client using your vCenter Administrator credentials.

  2. From the Home menu, located in the upper left area of the vSphere Web Client window, select UCP Advisor.

  3. If a UCP System has not yet been registered, you will need to register one by clicking on the plus (+) sign to access the Register a UCP System dialog where you can enter the appropriate values as shown in the example below.

    NoteIn most cases, the UCP system and the devices required by your site will already have been registered and onboarded during the pre-deployment configuration. The following step is provided if you need to register a different UCP system. If you need to onboard additional devices, see Automatically adding resources using a CSV fileor Manually adding devices and add the necessary devices before continuing with the next steps.
  4. Enter the relevant details as follows, then click Submit:

    • Appliance ID:

      This is the descriptor ID for the appliance.

      NoteThe UCP Appliance ID is the number assigned to the system (UCP-CI/RS/HC/2000/LOGICAL). For the UCP CI system, the 5 digit serial number is required. The serial number is located in the front of the rack, on a white rectangular label, affixed to the inner portion of the upper left-hand corner:

      Except for the UCP CI system (that uses a 5 digit serial number), all of the other currently supported systems use a 6 digit identifier that you must assign for the Appliance ID. The following list shows the format used for all currently supported systems:
      • UCP-CI-00000
      • UCP-RS-000000
      • UCP-HC-000000
      • UCP-2000-000000
      • UCP-LOGICAL-000000
    • UCP System Name:

      A common name used to refer to the UCP system.

    • UCP Controller Host:

      UCP Advisor Controller VM IP address.

    • UCP Gateway Host:

      UCP Advisor gateway VM IP address.

    • Model:

      UCP Advisor supports the following UCP appliance models: UCP CI (Converged Infrastructure), UCP HC (Hyper-converged), UCP RS (Rack Scale), UCP 2000, Logical UCP.

    • vCenter Address:

      The vCenter server address.

    • vCenter SSO credential:

      The user name for the vCenter.

    • vCenter Password:

      The password for the vCenter.

    After you enter the details, the specified UCP system is made available.

  5. Click on the icon representing the UCP system. You are provided a choice of compute, storage, or network devices on the UCP Advisior window.

  6. Click on the icon representing the type of devices you want to manage. Depending on the type of device you select, you see a listing of available devices.