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]’
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.
To 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.