Cisco UCS B420 M3 Blade Server Spec Sheet

Cisco UCS B420 M3
Blade Server
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CONTENTS
OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
DETAILED VIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Blade Server Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
BASE SERVER STANDARD CAPABILITIES and FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
CONFIGURING the SERVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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1 VERIFY SERVER SKU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2 CHOOSE CPU(S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
3 CHOOSE MEMORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
4 CHOOSE DISK DRIVES (OPTIONAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
5 CHOOSE ADAPTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
6 ORDER A TRUSTED PLATFORM MODULE (OPTIONAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
7 ORDER CISCO FLEXIBLE FLASH SECURE DIGITAL CARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
8 ORDER INTERNAL USB 2.0 DRIVE (OPTIONAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
9 ORDER FLASH-BACKED WRITE CACHE (OPTIONAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
10 CHOOSE OPERATING SYSTEM AND VALUE-ADDED SOFTWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
11 CHOOSE OPERATING SYSTEM MEDIA KIT (OPTIONAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
12 CHOOSE SERVICE and SUPPORT LEVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
13 CHOOSE LOCAL KVM I/O CABLE* (OPTIONAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
System Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DIMM and CPU Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DIMM Population Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VIC 1240 and Port Expander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connectivity Using the Cisco UCS 2208XP Fabric Extender
Connectivity using the Cisco UCS 2204XP Fabric Extender
Connectivity using the Cisco UCS 2104XP Fabric Extender
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Power Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Cisco UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
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OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
Designed for enterprise performance and scalability, the Cisco® UCS B420 M3 Blade Server combines the
advantage of 4-socket computing with the cost-effective latest Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 v2 and E5-4600 series
processor family CPUs, for demanding virtualization and database workloads.
With industry-leading compute density, I/O bandwidth and memory footprint, the UCS B420 M3 is a
balanced, high-performance platform that complements the UCS blade server portfolio. The full-width UCS
B420 M3 supports 1.5 TB of memory and leverages UCS VIC technology for up to 160 Gb aggregate I/O
bandwidth.
The UCS B420 M3 is part of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) that combines blade and rack servers
with networking and storage access into a single unified system. Centrally configured through unified,
model-based management, Cisco UCS simplifies and speeds deployment of enterprise-class applications
running in bare-metal, virtualized and cloud-computing environments.
Figure 1
Cisco UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
Cisco UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
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DETAILED VIEWS
DETAILED VIEWS
Blade Server Front View
Figure 2 is a detailed front view of the Cisco UCS B420 M3 Blade Server.
Blade Server Front View
1
Drive bay 1
8
Power button and LED
2
Drive bay 2
9
Network link status LED
3
Drive bay 3
10
Blade health LED
4
Drive bay 4
11
Console connector1
5
Blade ejector handle
12
Reset button access
6
Asset pull handle
13
Beaconing LED and button
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Figure 2
(a blank asset tag is provided on which
you can add your own label or sticker or
you can use a marker to write your asset
information on the tag)
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Blade ejector handle
Notes
1. For information about the KVM local I/O cable that plugs into the console connector (a cable is included with
every Cisco UCS 5100 Series blade server chassis accessory kit), see CHOOSE LOCAL KVM I/O CABLE*
(OPTIONAL) on page 35.
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BASE SERVER STANDARD CAPABILITIES and FEATURES
BASE SERVER STANDARD CAPABILITIES and FEATURES
Table 1 lists the capabilities and features of the base server. Details about how to configure the server for
a particular feature or capability (for example, number of processors, disk drives, or amount of memory)
are provided in CONFIGURING the SERVER on page 7.
NOTE: The B420 M3 blade server requires UCS Manager (UCSM) to operate as part of
the UCS system.
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The B420 M3 with E5-4600 CPUs requires UCSM 2.0 (4b) or later
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The B420 M3 with E5-4600 v2 CPUs requires UCSM 2.2 (2c) or later
Table 1 Capabilities and Features
Capability/Feature
Description
Blade server chassis
The full-width UCS B420 M3 Blade Server mounts in a Cisco UCS 5100 series
blade server chassis
CPU
Up to four Intel® E5-4600 v2 or E5-4600 series processor family CPUs.
2- and 4-CPU configurations are supported on the UCS B420 M3.
Chipset
Intel® C600 series chipset
Memory
48 total slots for registered ECC DIMMs
I/O
3 configurable adapter slots:
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Storage controller
Internal storage devices
One slot supports the Cisco VIC 1240 adapter only.
Two slots support Cisco adapters, Emulex and QLogic adapters, and Cisco
UCS Storage Accelerator adapters.
Integrated LSI Logic SAS 2208R controller
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SAS/SATA/SSD support
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RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
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Optional 1 GB flash-backed write cache
Four hot-plug 2.5” SFF drive bays
One internal USB 2.0 port
Two Cisco Flexible Flash secure digital card slots
Interfaces
Front panel
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Cisco UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
One console connector
(see CHOOSE LOCAL KVM I/O CABLE* (OPTIONAL) on page 35)
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BASE SERVER STANDARD CAPABILITIES and FEATURES
Table 1 Capabilities and Features (continued)
Capability/Feature
Video
Description
The Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) provides video using the
Matrox G200e video/graphics controller:
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Integrated 2D graphics core with hardware acceleration
DDR2/3 memory interface supports up to 512 MB of addressable memory
(8 MB is allocated by default to video memory)
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Supports display resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 16bpp @ 60Hz
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High-speed integrated 24-bit RAMDAC
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Single lane PCI-Express host interface running at Gen 1 speed
Power subsystem
Integrated in the Cisco UCS 5100 series blade server chassis
Fans
Integrated in the Cisco UCS 5100 series blade server chassis
Integrated management
processor
The built-in Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) GUI or CLI
interface enables you to monitor the server inventory, health, and system
event logs.
Cisco UCS Diagnostics
for Cisco UCS B-Series
Blade Servers
The Cisco UCS Blade Server Diagnostics tool for Cisco UCS Blade Servers
enables you to verify the health of the hardware components on your
servers. The diagnostics tool provides a variety of tests to exercise and
stress the various hardware subsystems on the Cisco UCS Blade Servers, such
as memory and CPU. You can use the tool to run a sanity check on the state
of your Cisco UCS Blade Servers after you fix or replace a hardware
component. You can also use this tool to run comprehensive burn-in tests
before you deploy a new Cisco UCS Blade Server in your production
environment.
See the following links for more information:
User Guide:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/sw/ucs_di
agnostics/b_UCS_Blade_Server_Diagnostics_User_Guide.html
ISO Download:
http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html
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CONFIGURING the SERVER
CONFIGURING the SERVER
Follow these steps to configure the Cisco UCS B420 M3 Blade Server:
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STEP 1 VERIFY SERVER SKU, page 8
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STEP 2 CHOOSE CPU(S), page 9
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STEP 3 CHOOSE MEMORY, page 11
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STEP 4 CHOOSE DISK DRIVES (OPTIONAL), page 15
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STEP 5 CHOOSE ADAPTERS, page 18
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STEP 6 ORDER A TRUSTED PLATFORM MODULE (OPTIONAL), page 22
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STEP 7 ORDER CISCO FLEXIBLE FLASH SECURE DIGITAL CARDS, page 23
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STEP 8 ORDER INTERNAL USB 2.0 DRIVE (OPTIONAL), page 24
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STEP 9 ORDER FLASH-BACKED WRITE CACHE (OPTIONAL), page 25
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STEP 10 CHOOSE OPERATING SYSTEM AND VALUE-ADDED SOFTWARE, page 26
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STEP 11 CHOOSE OPERATING SYSTEM MEDIA KIT (OPTIONAL), page 29
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STEP 12 CHOOSE SERVICE and SUPPORT LEVEL, page 30
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STEP 13 CHOOSE LOCAL KVM I/O CABLE* (OPTIONAL), page 35
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STEP 1
VERIFY SERVER SKU
Verify the product ID (PID) of the server as shown in Table 2.
Table 2 PID of the Base UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
Product ID (PID)
UCSB-B420-M3
Description
UCS B420 M3 Blade Server with no CPU, memory, HDD, SSD, mLOM, or adapter
card
The base Cisco UCS B420 M3 blade server does not include the following components. They must
be selected during product ordering:
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CPUs
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Memory
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Disk drives
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Cisco adapters (such as the VIC 1240, VIC 1280, and Port Expander)
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Emulex and QLogic network adapters
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Cisco UCS Storage Accelerators (such as the Fusion-io and LSI Logic adapters)
NOTE: Use the steps on the following pages to order servers with the
configurable components that you want configured in your servers.
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STEP 2
CHOOSE CPU(S)
The standard CPU features are:
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Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 v2 or E5-4600 series processor family CPUs
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Core counts of up to 12
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Cache sizes of up to 30 MB
Select CPUs
The supported Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 and E5-4600 series CPUs on the UCS B420 M3 are listed in
Table 3.
Table 3 Supported Intel CPUs: E5-4600 v2 and E5-4600 Series Processor Family CPUs
Product ID (PID)
Intel
Number
Clock
Freq
(GHz)
Power
(W)
Cache
Cores
Size (MB)
QPI
Highest DDR3 DIMM
Clock Support (MHz)
Intel Xeon E5-4600 v21
UCS-CPU-E54657LB
E5-4657L v2
2.40
115
30
12
8 GT/s
1866
UCS-CPU-E54650B
E5-4650 v2
2.40
95
25
10
8 GT/s
1866
UCS-CPU-E54640
E5-4640 v2
2.20
95
20
10
8 GT/s
1866
UCS-CPU-E54627B
E5-4627 v2
3.3
130
16
8
7.2 GT/s
1866
UCS-CPU-E54620B
E5-4620 v2
2.6
95
20
8
7.2 GT/s
1600
UCS-CPU-E54610B
E5-4610 v2
2.3
95
16
8
7.2 GT/s
1600
UCS-CPU-E54607B
E5-4607 v2
2.6
95
15
6
6.4 GT/s
1333
UCS-CPU-E54603B
E5-4603 v2
2.2
95
10
4
6.4 GT/s
1333
UCS-CPU-E5-4650
E5-4650
2.70
130
20
8
8 GT/s
1600
UCS-CPU-E5-4650L
E5-4650L
2.60
115
20
8
8 GT/s
1600
UCS-CPU-E5-4640
E5-4640
2.40
95
20
8
8 GT/s
1600
UCS-CPU-E5-4620
E5-4620
2.20
95
16
8
7.2 GT/s
1333
UCS-CPU-E5-4617
E5-4617
2.90
130
15
6
7.2 GT/s
1600
UCS-CPU-E5-4610
E5-4610
2.40
95
15
6
7.2 GT/s
1333
UCS-CPU-E5-4607
E5-4607
2.20
95
12
6
6.4 GT/s
1066
UCS-CPU-E5-4603
E5-4603
2.00
95
10
4
6.4 GT/s
1066
Intel Xeon E5-4600
Notes
1. When using E5-4600 v2 CPUs, the server must be controlled with UCS Manager (UCSM) version 2.2.
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Supported Configurations
(1) Two-CPU Configuration
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Choose two identical CPUs from any one of the rows of Table 3. CPUs 1 and 2 will be
populated.
(2) Four-CPU Configuration
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Choose four identical CPUs from any one of the rows of Table 3.
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The system will run at the lowest CPU or DIMM clock speed. For example, when using
1600-MHz DIMMs with an E5-4603 CPU (which can only support up to 1066-MHz DIMMs), the
system will run at the lower speed of 1066 MHz.
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System speed is also dependent on how many DIMMs are populated per channel.
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For 2-CPU systems, only 24 DIMM slots are functional (channels A - H). See Table 10 on page
20 for supported adapter combinations in 2-CPU systems.
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For 4-CPU systems, all 48 DIMM slots are functional.
Notes
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STEP 3
CHOOSE MEMORY
The standard memory features are:
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Clock speed: 1600 MHz
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Ranks per DIMM: up to 4
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Operational voltage: dual (1.5 or 1.35 V); default = 1.5 V
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Registered
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DDR3 ECC registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) or load-reduced DIMMS (LRDIMMS)
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Memory is organized with four memory channels per CPU, with up to three DIMMs per
channel (DPC), as shown in Figure 3.
Bank 1
Bank 2
Bank 1
Bank 0
Bank 0
UCS B420 M3 Memory Organization
E0 E1 E2
A2 A1 A0
Channel A
Channel E
Channel B
Channel F
Channel C
Channel G
Channel D
Channel H
B2 B1 B0
F0 F1 F2
G0 G1 G2
C2 C1 C0
D2 D1 D0
H0 H1 H2
CPU 2
CPU 3
CPU 4 Channel M
Bank 0
Bank 2
Bank 1
Bank 0
CPU 1
I2 I1 I0
Bank 1
Bank 2
Bank 2
Figure 3
DIMMs
M0 M1 M2
Channel I
J2 J1 J0
N0 N1 N2
Channel J
Channel N
K2 K1 K0
O0 O1 O2
Channel K
Channel O
I2 I1 I0
P0 P1 P2
Channel L
Channel P
48 DIMMS
4 memory channels per CPU
3 DIMMs per channel
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Choose DIMMs and Memory Mirroring
Select the memory configuration and whether or not you want the memory mirroring option.
The supported memory DIMMs and the mirroring option are listed in Table 4.
When memory mirroring is enabled, the memory subsystem simultaneously writes identical data
to two adjacent channels. If a memory read from one of the channels returns incorrect data due
to an uncorrectable memory error, the system automatically retrieves the data from the other
channel. A transient or soft error in one channel does not affect the mirrored data, and
operation continues unless there is a simultaneous error in exactly the same location on a DIMM
and its mirrored DIMM. Memory mirroring reduces the amount of memory available to the
operating system by 50% because only one of the two populated channels provides data.
Table 4 Supported DDR3 DIMMs and Memory Mirroring Option
PID Description
Voltage
Ranks
/DIMM
UCS-ML-1X324RZ-A
32 GB DDR3-1866-MHz1 LRDIMM/PC3-12800/4R/x4/1.35v
1.5V
4
UCS-ML-1X324RY-A
32 GB DDR3-1600-MHz LRDIMM/PC3-12800/4R/x4/1.35
1.35/1.5 V
4
UCS-MR-1X162RZ-A
16 GB DDR3-1866-MHz1 RDIMM/PC3-14900/2R/x4/1.5v
1.5V
2
UCS-MR-1X162RY-A
16 GB DDR3-1600-MHz RDIMM PC3-12800/2R/x4/1.35v
1.35/1.5 V
2
UCS-MR-1X082RZ-A
8 GB DDR3-1866-MHz1 RDIMM/PC3-14900/2R/x4/1.5v
1.5 V
2
UCS-MR-1X082RY-A
8GB DDR3-1600-MHz RDIMM PC3-12800/2R/x4/1.35v
1.35/1.5 V
2
UCS-MR-1X041RY-A2
4GB DDR3-1600-MHz RDIMM PC3-12800/1R/x4/1.35v
1.35/1.5 V
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Product ID (PID)
DIMM Options
Memory Mirroring Option
N01-MMIRROR
Memory mirroring option
Notes
1. 1866-MHz DIMMs are only supported with E5-4600 v2 CPUs
2. No longer shipping as of 6/1/2015
Notes
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DIMM configuration rules:
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The minimum configuration is 1 DIMM per CPU
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The order in which DIMMs must be installed in a channel is Bank 0 (blue socket),
then Bank 1 (black socket), then Bank 2 (white socket).
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You cannot mix DIMM capacities within a bank
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You can mix DIMM capacities within a channel
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When mixing different densities of 1600-MHz RDIMMs within a channel, memory will
run at 1.5 V (performance mode) only.
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You cannot mix RDIMMs with LRDIMMs
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DIMMs default to performance mode (1.5 V). To run DIMMs in power-savings mode
(1.35 V), change the server BIOS settings.
To optimize memory performance:
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Configure DIMMs identically for each CPU
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Fill banks equally across the CPU. See DIMM population guidelines in Table 24,
Table 25, and Table 26 on page 40.
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Populate less than 3 DPC
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Select DIMMs with the highest clock speed for a given processor
For systems implementing 3-DPC with E5-4600 series processor family CPUs:
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Maximum memory speed for 1600-MHz DIMMs is 1333 MHz when using 16 GB DIMMs
with E5-4650, E5-4640, or E5-4617 CPUs. Maximum memory speed for all other
configurations is 1066 MHz.
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Memory always runs at 1.5 V regardless if the BIOS setting is low-power mode
(1.35 V) or performance mode (1.5 V)
For systems shipping wit E5-4600 v2 series processor family CPUs, DIMM speeds are as shown
in Table 5.
Table 5 DIMM Speeds for Systems Shipping with E5-4600 v2 Series CPUs
For Systems Shipping with E5-4600 v2 Series CPUs
DIMM
speeds
DPC
1333 Capable v2 CPU
LRDIMM
1600
DIMM
RDIMM
1600 Capable v2 CPU
LRDIMM
1866 Capable v2 CPU
RDIMM
LRDIMM
RDIMM
1.35V
1.5V
1.35V
1.5V
1.35V
1.5V
1.35V
1.5V
1.35V
1.5V
1.35V
1.5V
1DPC
1333
1333
1333
1333
1600
1600
1333
1600
1600
1600
1333
1600
2DPC
1333
1333
1333
1333
1600
1600
1333
1600
1600
1600
1333
1600
3DPC
1066
1066
NA
1066
1066
1066
NA
16 GB 1333
1066
1066
NA
16 GB 1333
8 GB 1066
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Table 5 DIMM Speeds for Systems Shipping with E5-4600 v2 Series CPUs (continued)
For Systems Shipping with E5-4600 v2 Series CPUs
1866
DIMM
(1.5V only)
1DPC
NA
1333
NA
1333
NA
1600
NA
1600
NA
1866
NA
1866
2DPC
NA
1333
NA
1333
NA
1600
NA
1600
NA
1866
NA
1866
3 DPC
NA
1066
NA
1066
NA
1066
NA
16 GB 1333
NA
1066
NA
1333
8 GB 1066
For more information regarding memory, see DIMM and CPU Layout on page 38.
Supported Configurations
(1) Without memory mirroring:
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Select from 1 to 12 DIMMs per CPU (note that there are 12 DIMM slots per CPU). There must
be at least 1 DIMM per CPU.
(2) With memory mirroring:
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Select 4 DIMMs per CPU (installed in bank 0), 8 DIMMs per CPU (installed in banks 0, 1), or 12
DIMMs per CPU (installed in banks 0, 1, 2).
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STEP 4
CHOOSE DISK DRIVES (OPTIONAL)
The UCS B420 M3 can be ordered with or without drives. The B420 M3 provides:
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Four hot plug 2.5” SFF drive bays
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An embedded LSI 2208R RAID controller to provide RAID 0/1/5/10.
NOTE: The UCS B420 M3 blade server meets the external storage target and switch
certifications as described in the following link:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/mds9000/interoperabilit
y/matrix/Matrix8.html#wp323852
Choose Drives
The supported drives in the UCS B420 M3 are listed in Table 6.
NOTE: 4K format drives are not qualified or supported with B-series UCS servers.
Table 6 Supported Hot Plug Drives
PID Description
Drive
Type
Capacity
UCS-HDD900GI2F106
900 GB 6Gb SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
900 GB
A03-D600GA2
600 GB 6Gb SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
600 GB
UCS-HDD300GI2F105
300 GB 6Gb SAS 15K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
300 GB
A03-D300GA2
300 GB 6Gb SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
300 GB
A03-D1TBSATA
1 TB 6Gb SATA 7.2K RPM SFF HDD
SATA
1 TB
A03-D500GC3
500 GB 6Gb SATA 7.2K RPM SFF HDD
SATA
500 GB
UCS-HD300G15K12G
300 GB 12G SAS 15K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
300 GB
UCS-HD450G15K12G
450 GB 12G SAS 15K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
450 GB
UCS-HD600G15K12G
600 GB 12G SAS 15K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
600 GB
UCS-SD800G12S4-EP
800 GB 2.5 inch Enterprise Performance 12G SAS SSD
(10X endurance)
SAS
800 GB
UCS-SD400G12S4-EP
400 GB 2.5 inch Enterprise Performance 12G SAS SSD
(10X endurance)
SAS
400 GB
UCS-SD800G0KS2-EP
800 GB SAS 2.5" Enterprise Performance SSD (Samsung 1625)
SAS
800 GB
UCS-SD400G0KS2-EP
400 GB SAS 2.5" Enterprise Performance SSD (Samsung 1625)
SAS
400 GB
UCS-SD200G0KS2-EP
200 GB SAS 2.5” Enterprise Performance SSD (Samsung 1625)
SAS
200 GB
Product ID (PID)
HDDs
SSDs
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Table 6 Supported Hot Plug Drives (continued)
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Drive
Type
Capacity
UCS-SD400G0KA2-G
400 GB SATA 2.5" Enterprise Value SSD
SATA
400 GB
UCS-SD120GOKS2-EV
120 GB SATA 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SSD
SATA
120 GB
UCS-SD100G0KA2-G
100 GB SATA 2.5" Enterprise Value SSD
SATA
100 GB
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Supported Configurations
■
Select 1, 2, 3, or 4 of the drives listed in Table 6.
■
When creating a RAID volume, mixing different capacity drives causes the system to use the
lowest-capacity drive.
■
Mixing of drive types is supported, but performance may be impacted. RAID volumes should
use the same media type.
Notes
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STEP 5
CHOOSE ADAPTERS
The adapter offerings are:
■
Cisco Virtual Interface Cards (VICs)
Cisco-developed Virtual Interface Cards (VICs) provide flexibility to create multiple NIC and HBA
devices. The VICs also support UCS Fabric Extender technologies.
■
Converged Network Adapters (CNAs)
Emulex and QLogic Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) consolidate Ethernet and Storage (FC)
traffic on the Cisco Unified Fabric.
■
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator Adapters
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator adapters are designed specifically for the Cisco UCS B-series M3
blade servers and integrate seamlessly to allow improvement in performance and relief of I/O
bottlenecks.
Table 7 shows supported adapter slot configurations.
You must install at least one adapter in one of the three adapter slots. Also see Network
Connectivity on page 43 for more information.
To help ensure that your operating system is compatible with the cards you have selected,
please check the Hardware Compatibility List at this URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10477/prod_technical_reference_list.html
Choose an Adapter
The supported adapters are listed in Table 7.
Table 7 Supported Adapters
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Virtual Interface Cards (VICs)
UCSB-MLOM-40G-01
Cisco UCS VIC 1240 modular LOM for blade servers. Installed in adapter slot 1
only.
UCSB-MLOM-40G-03
Cisco UCS VIC 1340 modular LOM for blade servers. Installed in adapter slot 1
only.
UCSB-MLOM-PT-01
Cisco UCS Port Expander. Enables an additional dual 2x10 Gb for the VIC 1340
and 1240, installed in adapter slot 2 only.
UCS-VIC-M82-8P
Cisco UCS VIC 1280 mezzanine adapter for blade servers.
UCSB-VIC-M83-8P
Cisco UCS VIC 1380 mezzanine adapter for blade servers
Converged Network Adapter (CNAs)
UCSB-MEZ-QLG-03
Cisco UCS CNA M73KR-Q QLogic Adapter (dual-port 10 Gb)
UCSB-MEZ-ELX-03
Cisco UCS CNA M73KR-E Emulex (dual-port 10 Gb)
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Table 7 Supported Adapters (continued)
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerators1
UCSB-F-FIO-1600MS
UCS 1600 GB Fusion ioMemory3 SX Scale line for B-Series
UCSB-F-FIO-1300MP
UCS 1300 GB Fusion ioMemory3 PX Performance line for B-Series
UCSB-F-FIO-785M
Cisco UCS 785 GB MLC Fusion ioDrive2
UCSB-F-FIO-365M
Cisco UCS 365 GB MLC Fusion ioDrive2
UCSB-F-LSI-400S
LSI 400 GB SLC WarpDrive
Notes
1. Do not mix Fusion io storage accelerator families. That is, do not mix “MP” or “MS” (ioMemory3) with “M”
(ioDrive2) family cards.
“Adapter 1,” “Adapter 2,” and “Adapter 3” refer to the UCSM naming convention for the
adapter slots (this document uses the UCSM naming convention). In the server BIOS and on the
motherboard, the corresponding slots are labeled as “mLOM,” “Mezz 1,” and “Mezz 2,”
respectively. See Table 8.
Table 8
Adapter Slot Naming
Server BIOS and Motherboard Slot Naming
UCSM Slot Naming
mLOM (VIC 1240 only)
Mezz1
Mezz2
Adapter 1
Adapter 2
Adapter 3
Supported Configurations
(1) 4-CPU System Configuration
■
Select an adapter combination in accordance with Table 9.
Table 9 Supported Adapter1 Combinations (4-CPU Configuration)
Adapter Slot 1 Adapter Slot 2
Adapter Slot 3
VIC 1240
Not populated
Not populated
VIC 1240
Not populated
VIC 1280
Not populated Not populated
VIC 1280
VIC 1240
Emulex or QLogic
adapter
Not populated
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2 x 2208 XP
2 x 2204 XP
2 x 2104 XP
40 Gb
Figure 11 on
page 47
120 Gb
Figure 12 on
page 47
80 Gb
Figure 13 on
page 48
60 Gb
Figure 14 on
page 48
20 Gb
Figure 23 on
page 56
60 Gb
Figure 24 on
page 56
40 Gb
Figure 25 on
page 57
40 Gb
Figure 26 on
page 57
20 Gb
Figure 35 on
page 65
40 Gb
Figure 36 on
page 65
20 Gb
Figure 37 on
page 66
40 Gb
Figure 38 on
page 66
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Table 9 Supported Adapter1 Combinations (4-CPU Configuration) (continued)
Adapter Slot 1 Adapter Slot 2
Adapter Slot 3
VIC 1240
Not populated
Port Expander Card
Total Available Bandwidth
Not populated Not populated
Emulex or QLogic
adapter
Not populated Emulex or QLogic
adapter
Emulex or QLogic
adapter
VIC 1240
Port Expander Card
VIC 1280
VIC 1240
Not populated
Cisco UCS Storage
Accelerator3
VIC 1240
Cisco UCS Storage
Accelerator3
Cisco UCS Storage
Accelerator3
Not populated Cisco UCS Storage
Accelerator
VIC 1280
VIC 1240
VIC 1280
Cisco UCS Storage
Accelerator
80 Gb
Figure 15 on
page 49
20 Gb
Figure 16 on
page 50
40 Gb
Figure 17 on
page 50
160 Gb
Figure 18 on
page 51
40 Gb
Figure 19 on
page 52
40 Gb
Figure 20 on
page 52
80 Gb
Figure 21 on
page 53
120 Gb
Figure 22 on
page 54
40 Gb
Figure 27 on
page 58
20 Gb
Figure 28 on
page 58
40 Gb
Figure 29 on
page 59
80 Gb
Figure 30 on
page 60
20 Gb
Figure 31 on
page 61
20 Gb
Figure 32 on
page 61
40 Gb
Figure 33 on
page 62
60 Gb
Figure 34 on
page 63
Network I/O
not supported2
20 Gb
Figure 39 on
page 67
Network I/O
not supported2
Network I/O
not supported2
20 Gb
Figure 40 on
page 67
20 Gb
Figure 41 on
page 68
20 Gb
Figure 42 on
page 68
40 Gb
Figure 43 on
page 69
Notes
1. In the server BIOS and on the motherboard, “Adapter 1,” “Adapter 2,” and “Adapter 3” are labeled as “mLOM,”
“Mezz 1,” and “Mezz 2,” respectively
2. The 2104XP fabric extender is not compatible with any network I/O card installed in adapter slot 2. However, a
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator may be installed in adapter slot 3 if it is available.
3. This combination requires that both Storage Accelerators be identical.
(1) 2-CPU System Configuration
■
Select an adapter combination in accordance with Table 10.
Table 10 Supported Adapter1 Combinations (2-CPU Configuration)
Adapter Slot 1
Adapter Slot 22 Adapter Slot 3
VIC 1240
Not populated
Not populated
VIC 1240
Not populated
VIC 1280
VIC 1240
Not populated
Emulex or QLogic
adapter
20
Total Available Bandwidth
2 x 2208XP
2 x 2204 XP
2 x 2104 XP
40 Gb
Figure 11 on
page 47
120 Gb
Figure 12 on
page 47
60 Gb
Figure 14 on
page 48
20 Gb
Figure 23 on
page 56
60 Gb
Figure 24 on
page 56
40 Gb
Figure 26 on
page 57
20 Gb
Figure 35 on
page 65
40 Gb
Figure 36 on
page 65
40 Gb
Figure 38 on
page 66
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Table 10 Supported Adapter1 Combinations (2-CPU Configuration) (continued)
Adapter Slot 1
Adapter Slot 22 Adapter Slot 3
VIC 1240
Port Expander
Card
Not populated
Not populated
Not populated
Emulex or QLogic
adapter
VIC 1240
Port Expander
Card
VIC 1280
80 Gb
Figure 15 on
page 49
20 Gb
Figure 16 on
page 50
160 Gb
Not populated
Cisco UCS
Storage
Accelerator
Figure 18 on
page 51
40 Gb
Figure 19 on
page 52
VIC 1240
Total Available Bandwidth
40 Gb
Figure 27 on
page 58
20 Gb
Figure 28 on
page 58
80 Gb
Figure 30 on
page 60
Network I/O not
supported3
20 Gb
Figure 31 on
page 61
20 Gb
Figure 40 on
page 67
20 Gb
Figure 39 on
page 67
Network I/O not
supported3
Notes
1. In the server BIOS and on the motherboard, “Adapter 1,” “Adapter 2,” and “Adapter 3” are labeled as
“mLOM,” “Mezz 1,” and “Mezz 2,” respectively
2. Only the Port Expanderis functional in adapter slot 2 in 2-CPU configurations
3. The 2104XP fabric extender is not compatible with any network I/O card installed in adapter slot 2.
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STEP 6
ORDER A TRUSTED PLATFORM MODULE (OPTIONAL)
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a computer chip (microcontroller) that can securely store
artifacts used to authenticate the platform (server). These artifacts can include passwords,
certificates, or encryption keys. A TPM can also be used to store platform measurements that
help ensure that the platform remains trustworthy. Authentication (ensuring that the platform
can prove that it is what it claims to be) and attestation (a process helping to prove that a
platform is trustworthy and has not been breached) are necessary steps to ensure safer
computing in all environments.
The TPM ordering information is listed in Table 11.
Table 11
Trusted Platform Module
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCSX-TPM1-001
Trusted Platform Module for UCS
NOTE: The module used in this server conforms to TPM v1.2/1.3, as defined by the
Trusted Computing Group (TCG).
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STEP 7
ORDER CISCO FLEXIBLE FLASH SECURE DIGITAL CARDS
Dual SDHC flash card sockets are provided on the front left side of the server. Mirroring of two
SDHC cards is supported with UCS Manager 2.2x and later.
The SDHC card ordering information is listed in Table 12.
Table 12
Supported Configurations - Secure Digital Card(s)
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCS-SD-32G-S
32 GB SD Card for UCS servers
Supported Configurations
(1) Select one or two Cisco Flexible Flash secure digital cards
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STEP 8
ORDER INTERNAL USB 2.0 DRIVE (OPTIONAL)
You may order one optional internal USB 2.0 drive. The USB drive ordering information is listed
in Table 13.
Table 13
USB 2.0 Drive
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCS-USBFLSH-S-4GB
4GB Flash USB Drive (shorter length) for all M3 servers
NOTE: A clearance of 0.950 inches (24.1 mm) is required for the USB device to be
inserted and removed (see the following figure).
See Figure 5 on page 36 for the location of the USB connector.
NOTE: When the Cisco 4GB USB key is purchased with a server, it is pre-installed
into the internal USB port and held firmly in place with a clip to protect it from
shock and vibration during shipment and transportation. This clip also prevents the
USB key from undergoing shock and vibration during ongoing customer operational
use.
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STEP 9
ORDER FLASH-BACKED WRITE CACHE (OPTIONAL)
You may order an optional 1 GB flash-backed write cache, which backs up the data written to
the RAID controller write cache in the event of a power failure. The flash-backed write cache
consists of a 1 GB memory module and a supercapacitor power backup module that connects to
the motherboard with a cable. The ordering information is shown in Table 14.
Table 14
Flash-backed Write Cache
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCSB-FBWC-1GB
Flash-backed write cache for LSI 2208R RAID controller
The flash-backed write cache provides RAID controller cache protection using NAND flash
memory and a supercapacitor. In the event of a power or server failure, cached data is
automatically transferred from the RAID controller DRAM write cache to flash. Once power is
restored, the data in the NAND flash is copied back into the DRAM write cache until it can be
flushed to the disk drives.
For the location of the supercap and the 1 GB memory module, see Figure 5 on page 36.
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STEP 10 CHOOSE OPERATING SYSTEM AND VALUE-ADDED SOFTWARE
Several operating systems and value-added software programs are available. Select as desired
from Table 15.
Table 15 OSs and Value-Added Software (for 4-CPU servers)
PID Description
Product ID (PID)
Cisco One
C1F2PUCSK9
Cisco ONE Foundation Perpetual UCS
C1F2SICFBK9
Cisco ONE Foundation Subsr Intercloud Fabric For Business
C1A1PUCSK9
Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Perpetual UCS
C1UCS-OPT-OUT
Cisco One Data Center Compute Opt Out Option Microsoft Windows Server
MSWS-12-ST2S
Windows Server 2012 Standard (2 CPU/2 VMs)
MSWS-12-DC2S
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (2 CPU/Unlimited VMs)
MSWS-12-ST2S-NS
Windows Server 2012 Standard (2 CPU/2 VMs) No Cisco Svc
MSWS-12-DC2S-NS
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (2 CPU/Unlim VM) No Cisco Svc
MSWS-12R2-ST2S
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (2 CPU/2 VMs)
MSWS-12R2-DC2S
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (2 CPU/Unlimited VMs)
MSWS-12R2-ST2S-NS
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (2 CPU/2 VMs) No Cisco SVC
MSWS-12R2-DC2S-NS
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacen (2 CPU/Unlim VM) No Cisco Svc
SUSE
SLES-2S2V-1A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Srvr (1-2 CPU,1 Phys);1yr Support Reqd
SLES-2S2V-3A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Srvr (1-2 CPU,1 Phys);3yr Support Reqd
SLES-2S2V-5A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Srvr (1-2 CPU,1 Phys);5yr Support Reqd
SLES-2SUV-1A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,Unl Vrt);1yr Support Reqd
SLES-2SUV-3A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,Unl Vrt);3yr Support Reqd
SLES-2SUV-5A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,Unl Vrt);5yr Support Reqd
SLES-2S2V-1A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Srvr (4 CPU,1 Phys); 1yr Support Reqd
SLES-2S2V-3A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Srvr (4 CPU,1 Phys); 3yr Support Reqd
SLES-2S2V-5A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Srvr (4 CPU,1 Phys); 5yr Support Reqd
SLES-2SUV-1A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Srvr (4 CPU,Unl Vrt); 1yr Support Reqd
SLES-2SUV-3A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Srvr (4 CPU,Unl Vrt); 3yr Support Reqd
SLES-2SUV-5A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Srvr (4 CPU,Unl Vrt); 5yr Support Reqd
SLES-2S-HA-1S
SUSE Linux High Availability Ext (1-2 CPU); 1yr Support Reqd
SLES-2S-HA-3S
SUSE Linux High Availability Ext (1-2 CPU); 3yr Support Reqd
SLES-2S-HA-5S
SUSE Linux High Availability Ext (1-2 CPU); 5yr Support Reqd
SLES-2S-GC-1S
SUSE Linux GEO Clustering for HA (1-2 CPU); 1yr Support Reqd
SLES-2S-GC-3S
SUSE Linux GEO Clustering for HA (1-2 CPU); 3yr Support Reqd
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Table 15 OSs and Value-Added Software (for 4-CPU servers) (continued)
PID Description
Product ID (PID)
SLES-2S-GC-5S
SUSE Linux GEO Clustering for HA (1-2 CPU); 5yr Support Reqd
SLES-SAP-2S2V-1A
SLES for SAP Applications (1-2 CPU,1 Phys); 1yr Support Reqd
SLES-SAP-2S2V-3A
SLES for SAP Applications (1-2 CPU,1 Phys); 3yr Support Reqd
SLES-SAP-2S2V-5A
SLES for SAP Applications (1-2 CPU,1 Phys); 5yr Support Reqd
SLES-SAP-2SUV-1A
SLES for SAP Applications (1-2 CPU,Unl Vrt);1yr Support Reqd
SLES-SAP-2SUV-3A
SLES for SAP Applications (1-2 CPU,Unl Vrt);3yr Support Reqd
SLES-SAP-2SUV-5A
SLES for SAP Applications (1-2 CPU,Unl Vrt);5yr Support Reqd
Nexus 1000V for Hyper-V and vSphere
N1K-VSG-UCS-BUN
Over half off N1K and VSG w/ purchase of UCS B/C Series
N1K-VLEM-UCS-1
Nexus 1000V License Paper Delivery (1 CPU) for bundles
VSG-VLEM-UCS-1
VSG License Paper Delivery (1 CPU) for bundles
UCS Director
CUIC-PHY-SERV-BM-U
Cisco Cloupia Resource Lic - One Phy Server node bare metal
CUIC-PHY-SERV-U
Cisco Cloupia Resource Lic - One physical Server node
CUIC-TERM
Acceptance of Cisco Cloupia License Terms
UCS Performance Manager
UCS-PM-IE UCS Performance Manager
UCS-PM-EE
UCS Performance Manager Express
EVAL-UCS-PM-IE UCS Performance Manager - 60 days evaluation
EVAL-UCS-PM-EE
UCS Performance Manager Express - 60 days evaluation
NFR-UCS-PM-IE
UCS Performance Manager - Not For Resale
NFR-UCS-PM-EE
CS Performance Manager Express - Not For Resale
IMC Supervisor
EVAL-CIMC-SUP
EVAL: IMC Supervisor-Branch Mgt SW for C/E-Series - 50 Svrs
EVAL-CIMC-SUP-BAS EVAL: IMC Supervisor One-time Site Installation License
CIMC-SUP-B01
IMC Supervisor-Branch Mgt SW for C-Series & E-Series up to 100 Svrs
CIMC-SUP-B02
IMC Supervisor- Branch Mgt SW for C-Series & E-Series up to 250 Svrs
CIMC-SUP-B10
IMC Supervisor- Branch Mgt SW for C-Series & E-Series up to 1K Svrs
CIMC-SUP-BASE-K9
IMC Supervisor One-time Site Installation License
CIMC-SUP-TERM
Acceptance of Cisco IMC Supervisor License Terms
VMWare 5
VMW-VS5-STD-1A
VMware vSphere 5 Standard for 1 Processor, 1 Year, Support Rqd
VMW-VS5-STD-2A
VMware vSphere 5 Standard for 1 Processor, 2 Year, Support Rqd
VMW-VS5-STD-3A
VMware vSphere 5 Standard for 1 Processor, 3 Year, Support Rqd
VMW-VS5-STD-4A
VMware vSphere 5 Standard for 1 Processor, 4 Year, Support Rqd
VMW-VS5-STD-5A
VMware vSphere 5 Standard for 1 Processor, 5 Year, Support Rqd
VMW-VS5-ENT-1A
VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise for 1 Processor, 1 Year Support Rqd
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Table 15 OSs and Value-Added Software (for 4-CPU servers) (continued)
PID Description
Product ID (PID)
VMW-VS5-ENT-2A
VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise for 1 CPU, 2 Yr Support Rqd
VMW-VS5-ENT-3A
VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise for 1 CPU, 3 Yr Support Rqd
VMW-VS5-ENT-4A
VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise for 1 Processor, 4 Year Support Rqd
VMW-VS5-ENT-5A
VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise for 1 CPU, 5 Yr Support Rqd
VMW-VS5-ENTP-1A
VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor, 1 Year Support Rqd
VMW-VS5-ENTP-2A
VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus for 1 CPU, 2 Yr Support Rqd
VMW-VS5-ENTP-3A
VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor, 3 Year Support Rqd
VMW-VS5-ENTP-4A
VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor, 4 Year Support Rqd
VMW-VC5-STD-1A
VMware vCenter 5 Server Standard, 1 yr support required VMW-VC5-STD-2A
VMware vCenter 5 Server Standard, 2 yr support required VMW-VC5-STD-3A
VMware vCenter 5 Server Standard, 3 yr support required VMW-VC5-STD-4A
VMware vCenter 5 Server Standard, 4 yr support required VMW-VC5-STD-5A
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STEP 11 CHOOSE OPERATING SYSTEM MEDIA KIT (OPTIONAL)
Choose the optional operating system media listed in Table 16.
Table 16
OS Media
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
RHEL-6
RHEL 6 Recovery Media Only (Multilingual)
SLES-11
SLES 11 media only (multilingual)
MSWS-12-ST2S-RM
Windows Server 2012 Standard (2 CPU/2 VMs) Recovery Media
MSWS-12-DC2S-RM
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (2 CPU/Unlimited VM) Rec Media
MSWS-12R2-ST2S-RM
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (2 CPU/2 VMs) Recovery Media
MSWS-12R2-DC2S-RM
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacen(2 CPU/Unlimited VM) Rec Media
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STEP 12 CHOOSE SERVICE and SUPPORT LEVEL
A variety of service options are available, as described in this section.
Unified Computing Warranty, No Contract
If you have noncritical implementations and choose to have no service contract, the following
coverage is supplied:
■
Three-year parts coverage.
■
Next business day (NBD) onsite parts replacement eight hours a day, five days a week.
■
90-day software warranty on media.
■
Ongoing downloads of BIOS, drivers, and firmware updates.
■
UCSM updates for systems with Unified Computing System Manager. These updates include
minor enhancements and bug fixes that are designed to maintain the compliance of UCSM
with published specifications, release notes, and industry standards.
SMARTnet for UCS
For support of the entire Unified Computing System, Cisco offers the Cisco SMARTnet for UCS
Service. This service provides expert software and hardware support to help sustain
performance and high availability of the unified computing environment. Access to Cisco
Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is provided around the clock, from anywhere in the world.
For UCS blade servers, there is Smart Call Home, which provides proactive, embedded
diagnostics and real-time alerts. For systems that include Unified Computing System Manager,
the support service includes downloads of UCSM upgrades. The Cisco SMARTnet for UCS Service
includes flexible hardware replacement options, including replacement in as little as two hours.
There is also access to Cisco's extensive online technical resources to help maintain optimal
efficiency and uptime of the unified computing environment. You can choose a desired service
listed in Table 17.
Table 17
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Product ID (PID)
On Site?
Description
CON-PREM-B420M3
Yes
ONSITE 24X7X2 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-OSP-B420M3
Yes
ONSITE 24X7X4 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-OSE-B420M3
Yes
ONSITE 8X5X4 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-OS-B420M3
Yes
ONSITE 8X5XNBD UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-S2P-B420M3
No
SMARTNET 24X7X2 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-SNTP-B420M3
No
SMARTNET 24X7X4 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-SNTE-B420M3
No
SMARTNET 8X5X4 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-SNT-B420M3
No
SMARTNET 8X5XNBD UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
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SMARTnet for UCS Hardware Only Service
For faster parts replacement than is provided with the standard Cisco Unified Computing System
warranty, Cisco offers the Cisco SMARTnet for UCS Hardware Only Service. You can choose from
two levels of advanced onsite parts replacement coverage in as little as four hours. SMARTnet
for UCS Hardware Only Service provides remote access any time to Cisco support professionals
who can determine if a return materials authorization (RMA) is required. You can choose a
service listed in Table 18.
Table 18
SMARTnet for UCS Hardware Only Service
Product ID (PID)
Service
Level GSP
On
Site?
Description
CON-UCW7-B420M3
UCW7
Yes
UC PLUS 24X7X4OS UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-UCW5-B420M3
UCW5
Yes
UC PLUS 8X5XNBDOS UCS B420 M3 Blade
Server
Unified Computing Partner Support Service
Cisco Partner Support Service (PSS) is a Cisco Collaborative Services service offering that is
designed for partners to deliver their own branded support and managed services to enterprise
customers. Cisco PSS provides partners with access to Cisco's support infrastructure and assets
to help them:
■
Expand their service portfolios to support the most complex network environments
■
Lower delivery costs
■
Deliver services that increase customer loyalty
Partner Unified Computing Support Options enable eligible Cisco partners to develop and
consistently deliver high-value technical support that capitalizes on Cisco intellectual assets.
This helps partners to realize higher margins and expand their practice.
PSS is available to all Cisco PSS partners, but requires additional specializations and
requirements. For additional information, see the following URL:
www.cisco.com/go/partnerucssupport
The two Partner Unified Computing Support Options include:
■
Partner Support Service for UCS
■
Partner Support Service for UCS Hardware Only
Partner Support Service for UCS provides hardware and software support, including triage
support for third party software, backed by Cisco technical resources and level three support.
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See Table 19.
Table 19
Partner Support Service for UCS
Product ID (PID)
Service
Level
GSP
On
Site?
Description
CON-PSJ1-B420M3
PSJ1
No
UCS SUPP PSS 8X5XNBD UCS B420 M3 Blade
Server
CON-PSJ2-B420M3
PSJ2
No
UCS SUPP PSS 8X5X4 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-PSJ3-B420M3
PSJ3
No
UCS SUPP PSS 24X7X4 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-PSJ4-B420M3
PSJ4
No
UCS SUPP PSS 24X7X2 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
Partner Support Service for UCS Hardware Only provides customers with replacement parts in as
little as two hours. See Table 20.
Table 20
Partner Support Service for UCS (Hardware Only)
Product ID (PID)
Service
Level
GSP
On
Site?
Description
CON-PSW2-B420M3
PSW2
No
UCS W PL PSS 8X5X4 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-PSW3-B420M3
PSW3
No
UCS W PL PSS 24X7X4 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-PSW4-B420M3
PSW4
No
UCS W PL PSS 24X7X2 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
Unified Computing Combined Support Service
Combined Services makes it easier to purchase and manage required services under one
contract. SMARTnet services for UCS help increase the availability of your vital data center
infrastructure and realize the most value from your unified computing investment. The more
benefits you realize from the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), the more important
the technology becomes to your business. These services allow you to:
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■
Optimize the uptime, performance, and efficiency of your UCS
■
Protect your vital business applications by rapidly identifying and addressing issues
■
Strengthen in-house expertise through knowledge transfer and mentoring
■
Improve operational efficiency by allowing UCS experts to augment your internal staff
resources
■
Enhance business agility by diagnosing potential issues before they affect your operations
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CONFIGURING the SERVER
You can choose a service listed in Table 21.
Table 21
UCS Computing Combined Support Service
Product ID (PID)
Service
On
Level
Description
Site?
GSP
CON-NCF2-B420M3
NCF2
No
CMB SPT SVC 24X7X2 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-NCF2P-B420M3
NCF2P
Yes
CMB SPT SVC 24X7X2OS UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-NCF4P-B420M3
NCF4P
Yes
CMB SPT SVC 24X7X4OS UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-NCF4S-B420M3
NCF4S
Yes
CMB SPT SVC 8X5X4OS UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-NCFCS-B420M3
NCFCS
Yes
CMB SPT SVC 8X5XNBDOS UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-NCFE-B420M3
NCFE
No
CMB SPT SVC 8X5X4 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-NCFP-B420M3
NCFP
No
CMB SPT SVC 24X7X4 UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
CON-NCFT-B420M3
NCFT
No
CMB SPT SVC 8X5XNBD UCS B420 M3 Blade Server
Unified Computing Drive Retention Service
With the Cisco Unified Computing Drive Retention (UCDR) Service, you can obtain a new disk
drive in exchange for a faulty drive without returning the faulty drive. In exchange for a Cisco
replacement drive, you provide a signed Certificate of Destruction (CoD) confirming that the
drive has been removed from the system listed, is no longer in service, and has been destroyed.
Sophisticated data recovery techniques have made classified, proprietary, and confidential
information vulnerable, even on malfunctioning disk drives. The UCDR service enables you to
retain your drives and ensures that the sensitive data on those drives is not compromised, which
reduces the risk of any potential liabilities. This service also enables you to comply with
regulatory, local, and federal requirements.
If your company has a need to control confidential, classified, sensitive, or proprietary data, you
might want to consider one of the Drive Retention Services listed in Table 22.
NOTE: Cisco does not offer a certified drive destruction service as part of this
service.
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Table 22 Drive Retention Service Options
Service Description
Service
Program Name
SMARTnet for UCS
Service with Drive
Retention
UCS DR
SMARTnet for UCS
HW ONLY+Drive
Retention
UCS HW+DR
Service
Level GSP
Service Level
Product ID (PID)
UCSD7
24x7x4 Onsite
CON-UCSD7-B420M3
UCSD7
8x5xNBD Onsite
CON-UCSD5-B420M3
UCWD7
24x7x4 Onsite
CON-UCWD7-B420M3
UCWD5
8x5xNBD Onsite
CON-UCWD5-B420M3
For more service and support information, see the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/services/ps2961/ps10312/Unified_Computing_Services_Overview.pdf
For a complete listing of available services for Cisco Unified Computing System, see this URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10312/serv_group_home.html
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STEP 13 CHOOSE LOCAL KVM I/O CABLE* (OPTIONAL)
The local KVM I/O cable ships with every UCS 5100 Series blade chassis accessory kit. The cable provides a
connection into the server, providing a DB9 serial connector, a VGA connector for a monitor, and dual USB
ports for a keyboard and mouse. With this cable, you can create a direct connection to the operating
system and the BIOS running on the server.
The local KVM I/O cable ordering information is listed in Table 23.
Table 23 Local KVM I/O Cable
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
N20-BKVM=
Local KVM I/O cable for UCS servers console port
Figure 4
Local KVM I/O Cable
4
2
3
192621
1
1
Connector (to server front panel)
3
VGA connector (for a monitor)
2
DB-9 serial connector
4
Two-port USB connector (for a mouse and
keyboard)
NOTE: *The blade chassis ships with the local KVM I/O cable.
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System Board
A top view of the UCS B420 M3 system board is shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5
UCS B420 M3 System Board
1
5
6
2
13
12
9
14
CPU 4
CPU 1
7
12
9
8
15
3
11
10
CPU 3
CPU 2
16
10
333875
4
11
1
Drive bays
9
CPU 1 DIMMs
2
Drive bays
10
CPU 2 DIMMs
3
Drive bays
11
CPU 3 DIMMs
4
Drive bays
12
CPU 4 DIMMs
5
Battery
13
Adapter slot 11 only (partially hidden by
adapter slot 2)
6
Internal USB port (USB drive shown installed)
14
Adapter slot 22
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7
Diagnostics button (factory use only)
15
Supercap module for Flash-backed write
cache
8
1-GB Transportable Flash Module (TFM) for
Flash-backed write cache
16
Adapter slot 33
Notes
1. The B420 M3 motherboard labels this slot “mLOM”
2. The B420 M3 motherboard labels this slot “mezz 1”
3. The B420 M3 motherboard labels this slot “mezz 2”
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DIMM and CPU Layout
Memory is organized as shown in Figure 6.
Bank 1
Bank 2
Bank 1
Bank 0
Bank 0
UCS B420 M3 Memory Organization
E0 E1 E2
A2 A1 A0
Channel A
Channel E
Channel B
Channel F
B2 B1 B0
F0 F1 F2
G0 G1 G2
C2 C1 C0
Channel G
Channel C
D2 D1 D0
H0 H1 H2
Channel H
Channel D
CPU 2
CPU 3
CPU 4 Channel M
Bank 0
Bank 2
Bank 1
Bank 0
CPU 1
I2 I1 I0
Bank 1
Bank 2
Bank 2
Figure 6
M0 M1 M2
Channel I
J2 J1 J0
N0 N1 N2
Channel J
Channel N
K2 K1 K0
O0 O1 O2
Channel K
Channel O
I2 I1 I0
P0 P1 P2
Channel L
Channel P
48 DIMMS
4 memory channels per CPU
3 DIMMs per channel
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Each CPU controls four memory channels and 12 DIMM slots, as follows:
CPU1: Channels A, B, C, and D
■
—
Bank 0 - A0, B0, C0, and D0 (blue DIMM slots)
—
Bank 1 - A1, B1, C1, and D1 (black DIMM slots)
—
Bank 2 - A2, B2, C2, and D2 (white DIMM slots)
CPU2: Channels E, F, G, and H
■
—
Bank 0 - E0, F0, G0, and H0 (blue DIMM slots)
—
Bank 1 - E1, F1, G1, and H1 (black DIMM slots)
—
Bank 2 - E2, F2, G2, and H2 (white DIMM slots)
CPU3: Channels I, J, K, and L
■
—
Bank 0 - I0, J0, K0, and L0 (blue DIMM slots)
—
Bank 1 - I1, J1, K1, and L1 (black DIMM slots)
—
Bank 2 - I2, J2, K2, and L2 (white DIMM slots)
CPU4: Channels M, N, O, and P
■
—
Bank 0 - M0, N0, O0, and P0 (blue DIMM slots)
—
Bank 1 - M1, N1, O1, and P1 (black DIMM slots)
—
Bank 2 - M2, N2, O2, and P2 (white DIMM slots)
DIMM Population Order
Populate the DIMMs for a CPU according to Table 24.
Table 24
DIMM Population Order per CPU
DIMMs
per CPU
Populate
CPU 1 Slots
Populate
CPU 2 Slots
Populate
CPU 3 Slots
Populate
CPU 4 Slots
1
A0
E0
I0
M0
2
A0, B0
E0, F0
I0, J0
M0, N0
3
A0, B0, C0
E0, F0, G0
I0, J0, K0
M0, N0, O0
4
A0, B0, C0, D0
E0, F0, G0, H0
I0, J0, K0, L0
M0, N0, O0, P0
5
Not recommended for performance reasons
6
A0, B0, C0,
E0, F0, G0,
I0, J0, K0,
M0, N0, O0,
A1, B1, C1
E1, F1, G1
I1, J1, K1
M1, N1, O1
7
Not recommended for performance reasons
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Table 24
DIMM Population Order per CPU (continued)
DIMMs
per CPU
Populate
CPU 1 Slots
Populate
CPU 2 Slots
Populate
CPU 3 Slots
Populate
CPU 4 Slots
8
A0, B0, C0, D0,
E0, F0, G0, H0,
I0, J0, K0, L0,
M0, N0, O0, P0,
A1, B1, C1, D1
E1, F1, G1, H1
I1, J1, K1, L1
M1, N1, O1, P1
A0, B0, C0,
E0, F0, G0,
I0, J0, K0,
M0, N0, O0,
A1, B1, C1,
E1, F1, G1,
I1, J1, K1,
M1, N1, O1,
A2, B2, C2
E2, F2, G2
I2, J2, K2
M2, N2, O2
9
10
Not recommended for performance reasons
11
Not recommended for performance reasons
12
A0, B0, C0, D0,
E0, F0, G0, H0,
I0, J0, K0, L0,
M0, N0, O0, P0,
A1, B1, C1, D1,
E1, F1, G1, H1,
I1, J1, K1, L1,
M1, N1, O1, P1,
A2, B2, C2, D2
E2, F2, G2, H2
I2, J2, K2, L2
M2, N2, O2, P2
A quick reference for the recommended DIMM population order is shown in Table 25 and Table 26. CPU 1
DIMM population order is shown as an example. Pick the number of DIMMs in the table you wish to populate,
then, starting with A0, populate down Bank 0, then down Bank 1, then down Bank 2 until you reach the
number you picked. If you picked 8 DIMMs, for example, use Table 25 and populate DIMMs in A0, B0, C0,
D0, A1, B1, C1, and D1. If you picked 6 DIMMs, for example, use Table 26 and populate DIMMs in A0, B0, C0,
A1, B1, and C1, leaving D0 and D1 empty.
Table 25
DIMM Population Quick Reference for CPU 1 (for 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, or 12 DIMMS)
CPU Channel
Bank 0
Bank 1
Bank 2
A
1
5
9
B
2
6
101
C
3
71
111
D
4
8
12
Notes
1. Not recommended for performance reasons
Table 26
DIMM Population Quick Reference for CPU 1 (for 3, 5, 6, or 9 DIMMS)
CPU Channel
Bank 0
Bank 1
Bank 2
A
1
4
7
B
2
51
8
C
3
6
9
D
empty
empty
empty
Notes
1. Not recommended for performance reasons
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DIMM Physical Layout
The overall DIMM and CPU physical layout is shown in Figure 7.
DIMM and CPU Layout
Figure 7
1
Channel A - D DIMMs for CPU 1
3
Channel I - L DIMMs for CPU 3
2
Channel E - H DIMMs for CPU 2
4
Channels M - P DIMMs for CPU 4
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Figure 8 shows how channels are physically laid out on the blade server. The DIMM slots are contiguous to
their associated CPU.
Physical Representation of DIMMs and CPUs
C0
C1
C2
D0
D1
D2
M0
M1
M2
N0
N1
N2
CPU 1
CPU 4
P2
P1
P0
O2
O1
O0
B2
B1
B0
A2
A1
A0
TFM = optional Transferable Flash-backed Write Cache Module
CPU 2
F2
F1
F0
E2
E1
E0
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I0
I1
I2
J0
J1
J2
Rear
Front
TFM
G0
G1
G2
H0
H1
H2
CPU 3
L2
L1
L0
K2
K1
K0
333886
Figure 8
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Network Connectivity
This section shows how the supported adapter card configurations for the B420 M3 connect to the Fabric
Extender modules in the 5108 blade server chassis.
There are three configurable adapter slots on the B420 M3. One slot supports only the VIC 1240 adapter, and
two additional slots accommodate Cisco and Emulex or QLogic adapters, as well as Cisco UCS Storage
Accelerator adapters. Table 9 on page 19 and Table 10 on page 20 show supported adapter
configurations. You must install at least one adapter in one of the three adapter slots.
“Adapter 1,” “Adapter 2,” and “Adapter 3” refer to the UCSM naming convention for the adapter slots (this
document uses the UCSM naming convention). In the server BIOS and on the motherboard, the
corresponding slots are labeled as “mLOM,” “Mezz 1,” and “Mezz 2,” respectively. See Table 8.
Table 27
Adapter Slot Naming
Server BIOS and Motherboard Slot Naming
UCSM Slot Naming
mLOM (VIC 1240 only)
Adapter 1
Mezz1
Adapter 2
Mezz2
Adapter 3
Total bandwidth is a function of the Fabric Extender, the adapter, and the adapter slot, as shown in
Table 28 and Table 29.
Table 28
Maximum Bandwidth Using Dual Fabric Extenders (FEXs)
FEX Model
Maximum Bandwidth Using Dual FEXs
2208XP
160 Gb
2204XP
80 Gb
2104XP
20 Gb
Table 29
Maximum Bandwidth for Each of the Three Adapter Slots
Adapter Slot
Maximum Bandwidth Using Dual FEXs
VIC 1240 (Adapter 1) slot
40 Gb
Adapter 2 Slot
40 Gb
Adapter 3 Slot
80 Gb
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Figure 9 shows the configuration for maximum bandwidth, where the following ports are routed to Fabric
Extender Modules A and B inside the 5108 blade server chassis:
■
Two 2 x 10G KR ports from the VIC 1240 adapter
■
Two 2 x 10G KR ports from the Port Expander
■
Two 4 x 10G KR ports from the VIC 1280 adapter
The resulting aggregate bandwidth is 160 Gb (80 Gb to each Fabric Extender).
Figure 9
UCS B420 M3 Connections to the Fabric Extenders
To Fabric Interconnects
To Fabric Interconnects
UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis
VIC 1280
Adapter
Port
Expander
adapter slot #3
adapter slot #2
PCIe x16
CPU
4 x 10G KR
2 x 10G KR
2 x 10G KR
2 x 10G KR
Fabric
Extender B
2 x 10G KR
4 x 10G KR
4 x 10G KR
Fabric
Extender A
VIC 1240
Adapter Card
adapter slot #1 for VIC 1240
PCIe x16
CPU
PCIe x16
CPU
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VIC 1240 and Port Expander
Adapter slot 1 is dedicated to the VIC 1240 adapter, and no other adapter card can be installed in this slot.
There are two groups of four ports on the VIC 1240:
■
Two ports of the first group and two ports of the second group are wired through the UCS
5108 Blade Server chassis to Fabric Extender A and Fabric Extender B.
■
The other two ports of each group are wired to adapter slot 2. The VIC 1240 adapter senses
the type of adapter installed in adapter slot 2. If a Port Expander is installed in adapter slot
2, the four 10G KR ports between the adapters are used for port expansion; otherwise they
are unused.
With the Port Expander installed, there are up to eight (depending on the Fabric Extender installed) 10 Gb
network interfaces, as represented in Figure 10.
Figure 10
VIC 1240 Connectivity
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Connectivity Using the Cisco UCS 2208XP Fabric Extender
The connectivity options shown in Figure 11 through Figure 21 are summarized in Table 30.
Table 30 Supported Adapter1 Combinations Using the 2208XP FEX2
Adapter Slot 1
Adapter Slot 2
Total Available
Bandwidth
Adapter Slot 3
2 x 2208 XP
VIC 1240
Not populated
Not populated
40 Gb
Figure 11 on page 47
VIC 1240
Not populated
VIC 1280
120 Gb
Figure 12 on page 47
Not populated
Not populated
VIC 1280
80 Gb
Figure 13 on page 48
VIC 1240
Not populated
Emulex or QLogic adapter
60 Gb
Figure 14 on page 48
VIC 1240
Port Expander Card
Not populated
80 Gb
Figure 15 on page 49
Not populated
Not populated
Emulex or QLogic adapter
20 Gb
Figure 16 on page 50
Not populated
Emulex or QLogic adapter
Emulex or QLogic adapter
40 Gb
Figure 17 on page 50
VIC 1240
Port Expander Card
VIC 1280
160 Gb
Figure 18 on page 51
VIC 1240
Not populated
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator
40 Gb
Figure 19 on page 52
VIC 1240
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator3
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator3
40 Gb
Figure 20 on page 52
Not populated
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator
VIC 1280
80 Gb
Figure 21 on page 53
VIC 1240
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator
VIC 1280
120 Gb
Figure 22 on page 54
Notes
1. In the server BIOS and on the motherboard, “Adapter 1,” “Adapter 2,” and “Adapter 3” are labeled as “mLOM,”
“Mezz 1,” and “Mezz 2,” respectively
2. Not all combinations are supported in 2-CPU configurations (see Table 10 on page 20)
3. This combination requires that both Storage Accelerators be identical.
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In Figure 11, two ports from the VIC 1240 adapter are channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and two are
channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender B. The result is 20 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender.
Figure 11
VIC 1240 (adapter slots 2 and 3 empty)
In Figure 12, two ports from the VIC 1240 are channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and two are
channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender B. Adapter slot 2 is empty. The VIC 1280 installed in adapter slot 3
channels four ports to each of the Fabric Extenders. The result is 60 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric
Extender.
Figure 12
VIC 1240 and VIC 1280 (adapter slot 2 empty)
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In Figure 13, four ports from the VIC 1280 are channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and four are
channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender B. The VIC 1240 slot is empty and adapter slot 2 is empty. The result
is 40 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender. This is not supported in 2-CPU configurations.
Figure 13
VIC 1280 (VIC 1240 slot empty and adapter slot 2 empty)
In Figure 14, two ports from the VIC 1240 are channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and two are
channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender B. Adapter slot 2 is empty. The Emulex or QLogic adapter installed in
adapter slot 3 also channels one port to each of the Fabric Extenders. The result is 30 Gb of bandwidth to
each Fabric Extender.
Figure 14
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VIC 1240 and One Emulex or QLogic Adapter (adapter slot 2 empty)
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In Figure 15, two ports from the VIC 1240 are channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and two are
channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender B. The Port Expander Card installed in adapter slot 2 acts as a
pass-through device, channeling two ports to each of the Fabric Extenders. Adapter slot 3 is empty. The
result is 40 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender.
Figure 15
VIC 1240 and Port Expander in Adapter Slot 2 (adapter slot 3 empty)
In Figure 16, there is no VIC 1240 installed. In this case, an Emulex or QLogic adapter is installed in adapter
slot 3. Ports A and B of the adapter connect to the Fabric Extenders, providing 10 Gb per port.
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Figure 16
One Emulex or QLogic Adapter Installed in Adapter Slot 3 (other two slots empty)
In Figure 17, there is no VIC 1240 installed. In this case, two Emulex or QLogic adapters are installed in
adapter slots 2 and 3. Ports A and B of each adapter connect to the Fabric Extenders, providing 20 Gb to
each Fabric Extender. This is not supported in 2-CPU configurations.
Figure 17
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Two Emulex or QLogic Adapters Installed in Adapter Slots 2 and 3 (no VIC 1240 adapter)
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In Figure 18, two ports from the VIC 1240 are channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and two are
channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender B. The Port Expander Card installed in adapter slot 2 acts as a
pass-through device, channeling two ports to each of the Fabric Extenders. In addition, the VIC 1280
channels four ports to each Fabric Extender. The result is 80 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender.
Figure 18
VIC 1240, Port Expander in Adapter Slot 2, and VIC 1280 in Adapter Slot 3
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In Figure 19, two ports from the VIC 1240 adapter are channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and two are
channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender B. The result is 20 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender. A Cisco
UCS Storage Accelerator adapter is installed in slot 2, but provides no network connectivity.
Figure 19
VIC 1240 (Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator in slot 3 and adapter slot 2 empty)
In Figure 20, two ports from the VIC 1240 adapter are channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and two are
channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender B. The result is 20 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender. Two
identical Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator adapters are installed in slots 2 and 3, but provide no network
connectivity. This configuration is not supported for 2-CPU systems.
Figure 20
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VIC 1240 (Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator in slots 2 and 3)
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In Figure 21, four ports from the VIC 1280 are channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and four are
channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender B. The VIC 1240 slot is empty and adapter slot 2 contains a Cisco UCS
Storage Accelerator (which has no network connectivity). The result is 40 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric
Extender. This configuration is not supported for 2-CPU systems.
Figure 21
VIC 1280 (VIC 1240 slot empty and Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator in adapter slot 2)
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In Figure 22, two ports from the VIC 1240 adapter are channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and two are
channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender B. The result is 20 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender. Four
ports from the VIC 1280 are channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and four are channeled to 2208XP
Fabric Extender B. The result is 40 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender. The total bandwidth for the
VIC 1240 and VIC 1280 together is 120 Gbs. Adapter slot 2 contains a Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator (which
has no network connectivity). This configuration is not supported for 2-CPU systems.
Figure 22
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VIC 1280, VIC 1240, and Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator
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Connectivity using the Cisco UCS 2204XP Fabric Extender
The connectivity options shown in Figure 23 through Figure 30 are shown in Table 31.
Table 31 Supported Adapter1 Combinations Using the 2204XP2
Adapter Slot 1
Adapter Slot 2
Adapter Slot 3
Total Available
Bandwidth
2 x 2204 XP
VIC 1240
Not populated
Not populated
20 Gb
Figure 23 on page 56
VIC 1240
Not populated
VIC 1280
60 Gb
Figure 24 on page 56
Not populated
Not populated
VIC 1280
40 Gb
Figure 25 on page 57
VIC 1240
Not populated
Emulex or QLogic CNA
40 Gb
Figure 26 on page 57
VIC 1240
Port Expander Card
Not populated
40 Gb
Figure 27 on page 58
Not populated
Not populated
Emulex or QLogic CNA
20 Gb
Figure 28 on page 58
Not populated
Emulex or QLogic CNA
Emulex or QLogic CNA
40 Gb
Figure 29 on page 59
VIC 1240
Port Expander Card
VIC 1280
80 Gb
Figure 30 on page 60
VIC 1240
Not populated
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator
40 Gb
Figure 31 on page 61
VIC 1240
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator3
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator3
40 Gb
Figure 32 on page 61
Not populated
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator
VIC 1280
80 Gb
Figure 33 on page 62
VIC 1240
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator
VIC 1280
60 Gb
Figure 34 on page 63
Notes
1. In the server BIOS and on the motherboard, “Adapter 1,” “Adapter 2,” and “Adapter 3” are labeled as “mLOM,”
“Mezz 1,” and “Mezz 2,” respectively
2. Not all combinations are supported in 2-CPU configurations (see Table 10 on page 20)
3. This combination requires that both Storage Accelerators be identical.
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In Figure 23, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2204XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2204XP Fabric Extender B. The result is 10 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender.
Figure 23
VIC 1240 (adapter slots 2 and 3 empty)
In Figure 24, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2204XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2204XP Fabric Extender B. Adapter slot 2 is empty. The VIC 1280 installed in adapter slot 3 channels two
ports to each of the Fabric Extenders. The result is 30 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender.
Figure 24
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VIC 1240 and VIC 1280 (adapter slot 2 empty)
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In Figure 25, two ports from the VIC 1280 are channeled to 2204XP Fabric Extender A and two are
channeled to 2204XP Fabric Extender B. The VIC 1240 slot is empty and adapter slot 2 is empty. The result
is 20 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender. This is not supported in 2-CPU configurations.
Figure 25
VIC 1280 in Adapter Slot 3 (VIC 1240 slot empty and adapter slot 2 empty)
In Figure 26, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2204XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2204XP Fabric Extender B. Adapter slot 2 is empty. The Emulex or QLogic adapter in adapter slot 3 also
channels one port to each of the Fabric Extenders. The result is 20 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric
Extender.
Figure 26
VIC 1240 and One Emulex or QLogic Adapter in Adapter Slot 3 (adapter slot 2 empty)
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In Figure 27, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2204XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2204XP Fabric Extender B. The Port Expander Card installed in adapter slot 2 acts as a pass-through device,
channeling one port to each of the Fabric Extenders. Adapter slot 3 is empty. The result is 20 Gb of
bandwidth to each Fabric Extender.
Figure 27
VIC 1240 and Port Expander in Adapter Slot 2 (adapter slot 3 empty)
In Figure 28, there is no VIC 1240 and no adapter installed in slot 2. In this case, an Emulex or QLogic
adapter is installed in adapter slot 3. Ports A and B of the adapter card connect to the Fabric Extenders,
providing 10 Gb per port.
Figure 28
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One Emulex or QLogic Adapter in Adapter Slot 3 (VIC 1240 and adapter slot 2 empty)
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In Figure 29, there is no VIC 1240. Two Emulex or QLogic adapters are installed, one in each of the adapter
slots. Ports A and B of each adapter card connect to the Fabric Extenders, providing 20 Gb to each Fabric
Extender. This configuration is not supported for 2-CPU systems.
Figure 29
Two Emulex or QLogic Adapters (no VIC 1240)
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In Figure 30, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2204XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2204XP Fabric Extender B. The Port Expander Cardinstalled in adapter slot 2 acts as a pass-through device,
channeling one port to each of the Fabric Extenders. In addition, the VIC 1280 channels two ports to each
Fabric Extender. The result is 40 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender.
Figure 30
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VIC 1240, Port Expander and VIC 1280
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In Figure 31, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2204XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2204XP Fabric Extender B. The result is 10 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender. A Cisco UCS Storage
Accelerator adapter is installed in slot 2, but provides no network connectivity.
Figure 31
VIC 1240 (Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator in slot 3, slot 2 empty)
In Figure 32, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2204XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2204XP Fabric Extender B. The result is 10 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender. Two identical Cisco
UCS Storage Accelerator adapters are installed in slots 2 and 3, but provide no network connectivity. This
configuration is not supported for 2-CPU systems.
Figure 32
VIC 1240 (Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator in slots 2 and 3)
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In Figure 33, two ports from the VIC 1280 are channeled to 2204XP Fabric Extender A and two are
channeled to 2204XP Fabric Extender B. The VIC 1240 slot is empty and adapter slot 2 contains a Cisco UCS
Storage Accelerator (which has no network connectivity). The result is 20 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric
Extender. This configuration is not supported for 2-CPU systems.
Figure 33
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VIC 1280 in Adapter Slot 3 (VIC 1240 and Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator)
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In Figure 34, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2204XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2204XP Fabric Extender B. The VIC 1280 installed in adapter slot 3 channels two ports to each of the Fabric
Extenders. Adapter slot 2 contains a Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator (which has no network connectivity).
This configuration is not supported for 2-CPU systems. The result is 30 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric
Extender.
Figure 34
VIC 1240, VIC 1280, and Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator
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Connectivity using the Cisco UCS 2104XP Fabric Extender
The connectivity options shown in Figure 35 through Figure 41 are shown in Table 32.
Table 32 Supported Adapter1 Combinations Using the 2104XP2
Adapter Slot 1
Adapter Slot 2
Adapter Slot 3
Total Available Bandwidth
2 x 2104 XP
VIC 1240
Not populated
Not populated
20 Gb
Figure 35 on page 65
VIC 1240
Not populated
VIC 1280
40 Gb
Figure 36 on page 65
Not populated
Not populated
VIC 1280
20 Gb
Figure 37 on page 66
VIC 1240
Not populated
Emulex or QLogic CNA
40 Gb
Figure 38 on page 66
VIC 1240
Port Expander Card
Not populated
Not populated
Not populated
Emulex or QLogic CNA
Network I/O not supported3
20 Gb
Figure 39 on page 67
VIC 1240
VIC 1240
Not populated
Not populated
Cisco UCS Storage
Cisco UCS Storage
Accelerator
Accelerator4
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator
Cisco UCS Storage
Accelerator4
VIC 1280
20 Gb
Figure 40 on page 67
20 Gb
Figure 41 on page 68
20 Gb
Figure 42 on page 68
VIC 1240
Port Expander Card
VIC 1280
Network I/O not supported3
VIC 1240
Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator
VIC 1280
40 Gb
Figure 43 on page 69
Notes
1. In the server BIOS and on the motherboard, “Adapter 1,” “Adapter 2,” and “Adapter 3” are labeled as
“mLOM,” “Mezz 1,” and “Mezz 2,” respectively
2. Not all combinations are supported in 2-CPU configurations (see Table 10 on page 20)
3. The 2104XP fabric extender is not compatible with any network I/O card installed in adapter slot 2.
4. This combination requires that both Storage Accelerators be identical.
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In Figure 35, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2104XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2104XP Fabric Extender B. The result is 10 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender.
Figure 35
VIC 1240 (adapter slots 2 and 3 empty)
In Figure 36, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2104XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2104XP Fabric Extender B. The VIC 1280 installed in adapter slot 3 channels one port to each of the Fabric
Extenders. The result is 20 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender.
Figure 36
VIC 1240 and VIC 1280 (adapter slot 2 empty)
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In Figure 37, one port from the VIC 1280 is channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2208XP Fabric Extender B. The VIC 1240 slot is empty and adapter slot 2 is empty. The result is 10 Gb of
bandwidth to each Fabric Extender. This is not supported for 2-CPU configurations.
Figure 37
VIC 1280 (VIC 1240 and adapter slot 2 are empty)
In Figure 38, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2104XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2104XP Fabric Extender B. The Emulex or QLogic adapter in adapter slot 3 also channels one port to each of
the Fabric Extenders. The result is 20 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender.
Figure 38
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VIC 1240 and Emulex or QLogic Adapter in Adapter Slot 3 (adapter slot 2 empty)
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In Figure 39, there is no VIC 1240. In this case, an Emulex or QLogic adapter is installed in adapter slot 3.
Ports A and B of the adapter card connect to the Fabric Extenders, providing 10 Gb per port.
Figure 39
One Emulex or QLogic Adapter (VIC 1240 slot and adapter slot 2 are empty)
In Figure 40, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2104XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2104XP Fabric Extender B. The result is 10 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender. A Cisco UCS Storage
Accelerator (which provides no network connectivity) is installed in slot 2.
Figure 40
VIC 1240 (Storage Accelerator in adapter slot 3 and adapter slot 2 empty)
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In Figure 41, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2104XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2104XP Fabric Extender B. The result is 10 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender. Cisco UCS Storage
Accelerators (which provide no network connectivity) are installed in slots 2 and 3. This configuration is not
supported for 2-CPU systems.
Figure 41
VIC 1240 (Storage Accelerators in adapter slots 2 and 3)
In Figure 42, one port from the VIC 1280 is channeled to 2208XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2208XP Fabric Extender B. The VIC 1240 slot is empty and adapter slot 2 contains a Cisco UCS Storage
Accelerator (which has no network connectivity). The result is 10 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric Extender.
This configuration is not supported for 2-CPU systems.
Figure 42
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VIC 1280 (VIC 1240 slot empty and Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator in adapter slot 2)
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In Figure 43, one port from the VIC 1240 is channeled to 2104XP Fabric Extender A and one is channeled to
2104XP Fabric Extender B. The VIC 1280 installed in adapter slot 3 channels one port to each of the Fabric
Extenders. Adapter slot 2 contains a Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator (which has no network connectivity).
This configuration is not supported for 2-CPU systems. The result is 20 Gb of bandwidth to each Fabric
Extender.
Figure 43
VIC 1240, VIC 1280, and Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator
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Dimensions and Weight
Table 33 UCS B420 M3 Dimensions and Weight
Parameter
Value
Height
1.95 in. (50 mm)
Width
16.5 in.(419 mm)
Depth
24.4 in. (620 mm)
Weight
■
Base server weight
(no CPUs, no memory, no adapter cards, no USB, 3 baffles, no SD cards, no HDDs, 4 HDD
fillers, no SuperCap, no TFM) = 20.7 lbs (9.4 kg)
■
Minimally configured server
(2 CPUs, 2 DIMMs, MLOM, no adapter cards, with USB, 3 baffles, with 1 SD card, 1 HDD,
HDD fillers, no SuperCap, no TFM) = 24.3 lbs (11.0 kg)
■
Fully configured server
(4 CPUs, 48 DIMMs, MLOM, 2 adapter cards, with USB, 3 baffles, with 2 SD cards, 4 HDDs,
with SuperCap, with TFM) = 34.3 lbs (15.56 kg)
Power Specifications
For configuration-specific power specifications, use the Cisco UCS Power Calculator at:
http://ucspowercalc.cisco.com
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