SiMU Pro released to the App Store!

  • Download SiMU Pro at:
  • Visit the forum at:
  • SiMU works with the UCS Simulator available at
  • This software is not sponsored by or supported by Cisco Systems.
  • Read-write usernames are now usable. Some options can be changed in the system. PLEASE be careful, and use a RO username if you are worried about making a human error.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'm currently rebuilding a few of the methods so that I can write information to the UCSM. Rather than logging in each time I'm using the XML refresh function and running a timer (based on the timeout for the userID that you used to login). So, now you will stay logged into the UCSM while the application is active. If you exit SiMU the application logs you out prior to terminating so that resources on the system are not tied up. I've also changed it so the userID can have read-write access and if it does you have the ability to modify some settings on the system. I hope to have a usable version out by the end of the weekend. I've also changed how the application checks input to verify that it's valid. I now check every time a character is entered and turn the text red if it's not valid.

  • Set the User Label for a blade - Done
  • Associating a Profile to a blade - I know how to enter it, now I need to build a screen to do it.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I've started to make is so you can make some selective changes to a blade in the application. These features should be available in the next version of the beta software. Because I suck at iPhone programming I'm beginning to think I might have to rewrite the app from scratch at some point. I can save all the logic and code, but the Interface is.. well, not very iPhone like. I think once this version is completed I'll start working on a new "properly" built application and do bug fixes on this version.

Currently I plan on the following being possible:
  • Power Blade Off and On - Half way there
  • Reset Blade - not started
  • Both of the above gracefully or not - logic built
  • Toggle the Locator LED - Done
  • Set the User Label for a blade - Done (some logic still needs to be done)
  • Associating a Profile to a blade - not even started
Have a good weekend everyone.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Saving the data for off-line viewing is turning out to be a little more difficult that I had hoped. So, I'm going to release version 2.5 without that feature because I think showing power supply information, and using a secured connection now is worth the release. I'll figure out what I'm going to do next over the weekend. The release can be downloaded from this link Version 2.5 Beta. Just download, unzip, and drag into iTunes. If you have not already sent me your UUID information you will not be able to install and run the application. Please follow the instructions in "How to be in the Beta" on this page if you would like to be included.

As always, feedback, comments, and feature request are very much appreciated. -Tige

Monday, March 8, 2010

Beta 2.5 Update

I was able to add all of the Power Supply information into the application this evening. You can now see the PSUs, and drag your finger over them to get information and errors. I looked at writing all of the info so that it could be viewed off-line and it's turning out to be a little more difficult that I thought it would be. I'll have time to look at it more on Tuesday and make a decision as to if I want to spend time doing that, or moving on.

Pictures of the PSU information from the simulator:

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Info on version 2.0 Beta

All of the identified problems from version 2.0 are fixed and I'm working on 2.5 features now. I've got HTTPS (secure connection) working, and I'm now displaying the proper Power Supply Units. Next up is to make them "slidable" like the blades are. I also modified the chassis picture a little to show blanks in the slots rather than just empty. I know that nobody would leave out blanks. The airflow wouldn't work right. ;-)

Anyway, here are a couple of pictures.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

SiMU Beta 2.0

I've got some feedback on beta 2.0. Here are the features I'll be working on as well as the errors I'm correcting. Priority levels are 1-5. The most urgent will be 5.

Item - Priority - Status
  • Save data so it can be displayed later - 4
  • Random spelling errors - 5 - Corrected
  • Some fields are scrollable on the chassis screen that should not be - 5 - Corrected
  • Touch slider bar shows "Blade 0" when you press it but don't move it. - 4 - Corrected
  • The "Name" field on the Blade view is the User Label in UCSM. Let me know if you think it should be something different. - 1
  • Add PSU information - 4 - In process
  • KVM access. I don't think I can do that, but I can probably get the IP Addresses for the blades - 3
  • https (secure) connection to manager (version 2.0 is unsecured http) - 5 - Done
  • The ability to add a server profile - 3
  • Apply a server profile to a blade - 3
  • Make errors on the Blade and Chassis screens "clickable" - 4