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Registering a UCP system

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

Before you begin

To learn about the various types of systems that are supported by UCP Advisor, and the hardware capabilities and limitations for each, see: Supported features and hardware.


  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.

    NoteIn most cases, the UCP system and the devices required by your site were registered and onboarded during the pre-deployment configuration. The following step is provided if you need to register a different UCP system. To onboard additional devices, see Automatically adding resources using a CSV fileor Manually adding resources and add the necessary devices before continuing with the next steps.
  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 box where you can enter the appropriate values, as shown in the example below.

  4. Enter the relevant details as follows, then click Submit:

    • Appliance ID:

      This is the descriptor ID for the system.

      NoteThe UCP Appliance ID is the number assigned to the system. For UCP CI systems, the 5-digit serial number is required (UCP-CI-00000). The serial number is located on a white rectangular label affixed in the top-left corner of the front of the rack.

    • 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 system models: UCP CI (converged infrastructure), UCP HC (hyperconverged), UCP RS (rack scale), UCP 2000, UCP 4000, and Logical UCP.

    • vCenter Address:

      The vCenter Server Appliance Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). Enter it exactly as it appears on the Host and Clusters tab in the Navigator pane of the vSphere Web Client.

    • vCenter Username:

      The VCSA single sign-on (SSO) root username.

    • vCenter Password:

      The VCSA SSO password for the root user.

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

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

  6. Click 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.