Cisco UCS C200 M1 High-Density Rack-Mount Server

Cisco UCS C200 M1 High-Density Rack-Mount Server
At-A-Glance
High-Density Server with Balanced Compute Performance and I/O Flexibility
High Density for Production-Level Applications
The Cisco® UCS C200 M1 High-Density Rack-Mount
Server is a high-density, two-socket, one-rack-unit
(1RU) rack-mount server designed to balance simplicity,
performance, and density (Figure 1). Powered with up
to two quad-core Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processors,
the server is built to support production-level network
infrastructure, web services, and mainstream data
center, branch-office, and remote-office applications.
Its compact size makes it useful for service providers
offering dedicated or multi-tenant hosting.
Figure 2. Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers Are Designed to Operate in a Wide Range of Data Center Environments, Including Those
Using the Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Nexus™ Family Products, and Discrete Ethernet and Fibre Channel Switches from Cisco and
Third Parties
Cisco Unified Computing System
Deployment with Cisco Nexus Products
10 Gigabit Ethernet and
Fibre Channel Uplinks
Cisco UCS
6100 Series
Fabric Interconnect
10 Gigabit Ethernet and
Fibre Channel Uplinks
Ethernet Uplinks
Cisco UCS
Manager
(Embedded)
Cisco Nexus 5000
Series Switch
Cisco UCS
2100 Series
Fabric Extender
Cisco or Third-Party
1/10 Gigabit
Ethernet Switch
Fibre Channel Uplinks
Cisco Nexus 2000
Series Fabric Extender
Cisco UCS 5000 Series
Blade Server Chassis
Figure 1. Cisco UCS C200 M1 Server
Deployment with Discrete
Networking Products
Cisco or Third-Party Fibre
Channel Switch
Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers
Cisco UCS B-Series
Blade Servers
Energy efficiency is even more important for high-density, 1RU servers because of the number of processors
that can be packed into a rack. Both the CPUs and power
supplies contribute to the excellent energy efficiency
of the Cisco UCS C200 M1 server. The server's Intel
Xeon 5500 series processors feature Intel Intelligent
Power Technology that automatically adjusts processor
energy consumption to match workload requirements.
With a greater number of automated low-power states,
processor cores can go to near-zero power consumption
independently. Further, the Cisco UCS C200 M1 server
is equipped with a single or a redundant pair of power
supplies that meet Climate Smart specifications, increasing efficiency. Both these factors help enable increased
server density in today's data centers.
Unique Benefits in a Familiar Package
The Cisco UCS C200 M1 server extends Cisco's product
portfolio to meet the needs of customers that choose to
deploy rack-mount servers. The server enables organizations to deploy systems incrementally—using as many
or as few servers as needed—on a schedule that best
meets the organization's timing and budget.
Designed to operate both in standalone environments
and as part of the Cisco Unified Computing System™*
(Figure 2), the server combines flexible disk storage and
I/O configurations with Cisco innovations, including a
unified network fabric and network-aware Cisco VN-Link
technology.
The server brings differentiation and value to what has
been a commodity market with products not optimized
to meet the needs of virtualized data centers. Available
from Cisco and its data center network infrastructure
(DCNI) partners, the server advances the rack-mount
server market with the following features:
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Memory-Intensive Server
General-Purpose Server
High-Density Server
Flexible I/O and storage options: With two PCI
Express (PCIe) expansion slots, the server offers
I/O flexibility and bandwidth, including the ability
to integrate with traditional Gigabit Ethernet LANs
and Fibre Channel SANs. The server hosts up to
four internal SAS or SATA drives, providing internal
storage capacity exceeding what is available in a
corresponding blade form-factor server.
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Third-Party Rack-Mount and Blade Servers
10 Gigabit unified network fabric: When equipped
with converged network adapters (CNAs) or the
Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card*, the server
integrates with a low-latency, lossless 10-Gbps
Ethernet and industry-standard Fibre Channel over
Ethernet (FCoE) fabric. This technology enables a
“wire-once” deployment model in which changing
I/O configurations no longer means installing
adapters and recabling racks and switches.
Virtualization optimization: Cisco VN-Link technology, I/O virtualization, and Intel Xeon 5500 series
processor features extend the network directly
to virtual machines. This optimization enables a
consistent and scalable operational model, helping
increase security and efficiency while reducing
complexity.
Unified management*: When integrated as a part
of the Cisco Unified Computing System, management is uniquely integrated into all components
of the system, enabling the entire solution to be
managed as a single entity through Cisco UCS
Manager, improving operational efficiency and flexibility.
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Cisco UCS C200 M1 High-Density Rack-Mount Server
At-A-Glance
High-Density Server with Balanced Compute Performance and I/O Flexibility
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Service profiles*: When integrated as part of the
Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco UCS
Manager implements role- and policy-based
management using service profiles and templates.
Service profiles help automate provisioning and
increase business agility, allowing data center
managers to provision applications in minutes
instead of days.
Figure 3. Intel Xeon 5500 Series Processor
Using a unified view of data center resources, Cisco and
our industry-leading partners deliver services that accelerate your transition to a Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount
Server solution. Cisco Unified Computing Services help
you quickly deploy the servers, optimize ongoing operations to better meet your business needs, and migrate to
Cisco’s unified computing architecture.
For more information, visit Unified Computing Services.
Features of the Cisco UCS C200 M1 Server
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Up to two quad-core Intel Xeon 5500 series processors (Figure 3); these multicore processors automatically and intelligently adjust server performance
according to application needs, increasing performance when needed and achieving substantial
energy savings when not
Up to 96 GB of industry-standard DDR3 main
memory (using 12 8-GB DIMMs)
Up to four internal SAS or SATA drives for up to a total
of 4 terabytes (TB)
RAID 0 and 1 support for up to four SATA drives using
the built-in RAID controller; RAID 0 and 1 support for
up to four SAS or SATA drives with the optional LSI
1064 Controller-Based Mezzanine Card; and RAID
0, 1, 5, 6, and 10 support through an optional LSI
MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2 PCIe RAID Controller that
features 256 MB of write cache and battery backup.
Support for up to one low-profile, half-length, and
one full-height, half-length x8 PCIe card; the fullheight slot uses an x16 connector
Two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports and one
10/100-Mbps Ethernet management port for
accessing the Cisco UCS Integrated Management
Controller
Front-panel CD/DVD drive, locator LED, and interface
with video, two USB, and serial port connections
Back-panel video, two USB, and serial port connectors
Increased reliability, availability, and serviceability
through optional dual-redundant power supplies
Cisco Unified Computing Services
Why Cisco?
Flexible I/O Options
One of the benefits of rack-mount servers is the capability to configure a range of I/O options to meet specific
workload requirements. The Cisco UCS C200 M1 server
offers a range of flexible I/O options through its two
PCIe expansion slots. Cisco supports adapters through
arrangements with original equipment manufacturers
(OEMs).
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The Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card*
delivers the full power of the Cisco Unified
Computing System by providing up to 128 Ethernet
or Fibre Channel virtual interfaces that are programmed on demand to meet the needs of virtualized and nonvirtualized environments alike. The dualport card interfaces with a 10-Gbps unified fabric.
CNAs from Emulex and QLogic present both
Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) and Fibre
Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) to the host operating system, consolidating traffic over a 10-Gbps
unified fabric.
Discrete I/O adapters further enhance customer
flexibility and choice with Gigabit Ethernet, 10
Gigabit Ethernet, and 4-Gbps Fibre Channel
interfaces from industry-leading vendors including
Broadcom, Emulex, and QLogic.
The Cisco Unified Computing System continues Cisco's
long history of innovation in delivering integrated systems
for improved business results based on industry standards and using the network as the platform. Recent
examples include IP telephony, LAN switching, unified
communications, and unified I/O. Cisco began the unified
computing phase of our Data Center 3.0 strategy several
years ago by assembling an experienced team from
the computing and virtualization industries to augment
our own networking and storage access expertise. As a
result, Cisco delivered foundational technologies, including the Cisco Nexus™ Family, supporting unified fabric
and server virtualization. The Cisco Unified Computing
System completes this phase, delivering innovation in
architecture, technology, partnerships, and services.
Cisco is well positioned to deliver this innovation by taking
a systems approach to computing that unifies network
intelligence and scalability with innovative applicationspecific integrated circuits (ASICs), integrated management, and standard computing components.
For More Information
Please visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing.
* Future capability planned to follow the product’s first customer ship-
ment (FCS).
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