Cisco UCS Platform Emulator – ‘Slot ID Must Be A Range In The Format [a-b]’

This is another quick blog post to help anyone using the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator and is configuring a chassis or blade and runs into the error message ‘slot ID must be a range in the format [a-b]’

UCS Error01The [a-b] is misleading, however you do need to enter details in a specific format for it to be accepted by the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator.

The easiest way to do this is to jump onto Cisco UCS Manager and expand the component you are trying to add and check the properties of the item.

In the above case, I’m trying to add fans to a 5108 Chassis. So I have drilled down to the component and checked the format of the ID and Tray.

UCS Error02The format to enter the fans in is 1-1 or if you want to populate all 8 at once enter 1-8.

UCS Error03To give another example, I want to configure a Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade and want to add in Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2650 v3 2.30 GHz 105W 10C/25MB Cache/DDR4 2133MHz.  The format for this is 1-2 which represents the CPU slots.UCS Error04

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