Cisco UCS C250 M2 Extended Memory Rack-Mount

Spec Sheet
Cisco UCS C250 M2
Extended Memory
Rack-Mount Server
CISCO SYSTEMS
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PUBLICATION HISTORY
REV A.3
DECEMBER 2, 2011
CONTENTS
OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
DETAILED VIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chassis Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Chassis Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
BASE SERVER STANDARD CAPABILITIES and FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
CONFIGURING the SERVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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1 VERIFY BASE SKU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2 CHOOSE CPUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3 CHOOSE MEMORY DIMMs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
4 CHOOSE RAID CONFIGURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
5 CHOOSE HARD DISK DRIVEs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
6 CHOOSE PCIe OPTION CARDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
7 ORDER OPTIONAL REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
8 CHOOSE AC POWER CORDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
9 ORDER OPTIONAL CABLE MANAGEMENT ARM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
10 CHOOSE OPERATING SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
11 CHOOSE OPERATING SYSTEM MEDIA KIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
12 CHOOSE OPTIONAL VALUE-ADDED SOFTWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
13 CHOOSE SERVICE and SUPPORT LEVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER RACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER PDU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
PCIe Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
CPUs and DIMMs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Physical Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Memory Population Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Low-Voltage DIMM Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Supported DIMM Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
DIMM Population Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Optimized Memory Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Racks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
PDUs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Power Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
KVM Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Motherboard USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compliance Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
The Cisco® UCS C250 M2 Extended Memory Rack-Mount Server is a high-performance, memory-intensive,
two-socket, two-rack unit (2RU) rack-mount server.
The Cisco UCS C250 M2 server, shown in Figure 1, extends the capabilities of the Cisco Unified Computing
System™, using Intel's latest Xeon 5600 Series multicore processors with 48 DIMM slots, 5 PCIe slots,
embedded quad-port Gigabit Ethernet controller, and up to 8 2.5-inch SAS or SATA hot-pluggable hard disk
drives (HDDs).
Figure 1
Cisco UCS C250 M2 High-Density Rack-Mount Server
Front View
Rear View
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DETAILED VIEWS
DETAILED VIEWS
Chassis Front View
Figure 2 shows the front view of the Cisco UCS C250 M2 Extended Memory Rack-Mount Server.
Figure 2
Chassis Front View
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Locator LED/Locator Button
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Power supply fault LED
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Network Activity LED
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Console connector (with supplied KVM cable,
provides DB15 video, DB9 serial port, and
two USB 2.0 connectors)
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System fault LED
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DVD-RW drive (optional)
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Power button/Power status LED
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Hard disk drives (up to 8 2.5-inch HDDs)
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CPU fault LED
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Fan modules (5)
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Memory fault LED
For more information about the KVM cable connection, see KVM Cable on page 49.
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Chassis Rear View
Figure 3 shows the external features of the rear panel.
Figure 3
Chassis Rear View
PCIe Slot C
PCIe Slot D
PCIe Slot B
PCIe Slot E
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PCIe Slot A
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Low-profile PCIe card slots (3)
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USB 2.0 connectors (2)
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Locator button/LED
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10/100/1000 Ethernet ports (4)
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Standard-profile PCIe card slots (2)
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10/100 Ethernet management port M1
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Serial connector (DB9)
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10/100 Ethernet management port M2
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Video connector (DB15 VGA)
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Power supply (up to 2)
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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 8.
Table 1
Capabilities and Features
Capability/Feature
Description
Chassis
Two rack unit (2RU) chassis
CPU
Up to two Intel® Xeon® 5500 or 5600 series processors
Chipset
Intel® 5520 (Tylersburg) chipset
Memory
Forty-eight slots for registered ECC DIMMS (up to 384 GB), supporting Intel
SDDC
NIC
Embedded Broadcom NetXtreme II 5709 Quad Port Gigabit Ethernet
controller with TCP Offload Engine (TOE)
Expansion slots
Five PCIe slots (on horizontal riser card sockets)
Storage controller
Internal storage devices
Video
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Slots A, B, and C are half-height, half-length, x8 lanes, with x16
connectors
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Slots D and E are full-height, half-length, x16 lanes, with x16
connectors
One of the following:
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LSI SAS 3081E-R PCIe Card
RAID levels 0, 1, or 1E for up to 8 internal SAS or SATA drives, or
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LSI 6G MegaRAID 9261-8i PCIe card
RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, or 10 for up to 8 internal SAS or SATA drives
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Up to eight 2.5-inch SAS or SATA hot-pluggable hard disk drives (HDDs)
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One general-purpose USB port on motherboard
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1280 x 1024 resolution
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32-bit color depth
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8 MB video memory
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Table 1
Capabilities and Features (continued)
Capability/Feature
Interfaces
Description
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Rear panel
• One DB9 serial port connector
• Two USB 2.0 port connectors
• One DB15 VGA connector
• Four RJ-45 10/100/1000 Ethernet port connectors
• Two RJ-45 10/100 Ethernet management ports
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Front panel
• One KVM console connector
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Motherboard
• One USB port
Front Panel
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Optional optical drive (24x CD±R/RW DVD±R/RW)
Power subsystem
Up to two 850 W power supplies (N+1 or nonredundant configuration options)
Fans
Chassis:
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Five 80-mm hot-pluggable redundant fan modules (4 fans per module)
Power supply:
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Integrated management
processor
Each power supply is equipped with a fan
Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) (with integrated video, KVM
redirection, Security Intelligence Operations (SIO), fan speed control,
Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI), and voltage monitoring)
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CONFIGURING the SERVER
CONFIGURING the SERVER
Follow these steps to configure the Cisco UCS C250 M2 General-Purpose Rack-Mount Server:
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STEP 1 VERIFY BASE SKU, page 9
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STEP 2 CHOOSE CPUS, page 10
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STEP 3 CHOOSE MEMORY DIMMs, page 12
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STEP 4 CHOOSE RAID CONFIGURATION, page 17
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STEP 5 CHOOSE HARD DISK DRIVEs, page 19
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STEP 6 CHOOSE PCIe OPTION CARDs, page 20
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STEP 7 ORDER OPTIONAL REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY, page 22
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STEP 8 CHOOSE AC POWER CORDs, page 23
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STEP 9 ORDER OPTIONAL CABLE MANAGEMENT ARM, page 26
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STEP 10 CHOOSE OPERATING SYSTEM, page 27
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STEP 11 CHOOSE OPERATING SYSTEM MEDIA KIT, page 29
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STEP 12 CHOOSE OPTIONAL VALUE-ADDED SOFTWARE, page 30
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STEP 13 CHOOSE SERVICE and SUPPORT LEVEL, page 31
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OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER RACK on page 35
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OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER PDU on page 36
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STEP 1
VERIFY BASE SKU
Verify the product ID (PID) of the base server as shown in Table 2.
Table 2 PID of the Base C250 M2 Rack-Mount Server
Product ID (PID)
R250-2480805W
Description
UCS C250 M2 Srvr w/1PSU, DVD w/o CPU, mem, HDD, or PCIe card
The R250-2480805W base server:
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Includes one power supply.
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Includes a DVD-RW optical drive.
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Does not include CPU, memory, hard disk drives (HDDs), or plug-in PCIe cards.
NOTE: Use the steps on the following pages to configure the server with
the components that you want to include.
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STEP 2
CHOOSE CPUS
The standard CPU features are:
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Intel Xeon 5600-series (Westmere-EP) or Intel Xeon 5500-series (Nehalem-EP) CPUs
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Intel 5520 chipset
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Cache size of 8 or 12 MB
Choose CPUs
The available Intel Xeon 5600-series CPUs are listed in Table 3.
Table 3 Available CPUs: Intel Xeon Westmere-EP x56xx Family
Product ID (PID)
Intel
Number
Clock
Freq
(GHz)
Power
(W)
Cache
Size (MB)
Cores
QPI
Highest DDR3 DIMM
Clock Support (MHz)1
A01-X0115
X5690
3.46
130
12
6
6.4 GT/s
1333
A01-X0100
X5680
3.06
130
12
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6.4 GT/s
1333
A01-X0117
X5675
3.06
95
12
6
6.4 GT/s
1333
A01-X0102
X5670
2.93
95
12
6
6.4 GT/s
1333
A01-X0105
X5650
2.66
95
12
6
6.4 GT/s
1333
A01-X0109
E5640
2.66
80
12
4
5.86 GT/s
1066
A01-X0120
E5649
2.53
80
12
6
5.86 GT/s
1333
A01-X0111
E5620
2.40
80
12
4
5.86 GT/s
1066
Notes . . .
1. If you select higher or lower speed DIMMs than what is shown in the table for a given CPU, the DIMMs will be
clocked at the lowest common denominator of CPU clock and DIMM clock. For example:
Selecting lower-speed DIMMs: If you use an X5690 CPU (which can support up to 1333-MHz DIMMs) with 1066-MHz
DIMMs, the DIMMs will be clocked at the lower speed of 1066 MHz.
Selecting higher-speed DIMMs: If you use 1333-MHz DIMMs with an E5620 CPU (which can support up to 1066-MHz
DIMMs), the DIMMS will be clocked at the lower speed of 1066 MHz.
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The available 5500-series CPUs are listed in Table 4.
Table 4 Available Intel CPUs: Xeon Nehalem x55xx Family
Product ID (PID)
Intel
Number
Clock
Freq
(GHz)
Power
(W)
Cache
Size (MB)
Cores
QPI
Highest DDR3 DIMM
Clock Support (MHz)1
N20-X00001
X5570
2.93
95
8
4
6.4 GT/s
1333
N20-X00006
X5550
2.66
95
8
4
6.4 GT/s
1333
N20-X00002
E5540
2.53
80
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4
5.86 GT/s
1066
Notes . . .
1. If you select higher or lower speed DIMMs than what is shown in the table for a given CPU, the DIMMs will be
clocked at the lowest common denominator of CPU clock and DIMM clock. For example:
Selecting lower-speed DIMMs: if you use an X5570 CPU (which can support up to 1333-MHz DIMMs) with 1066-MHz
DIMMs, the DIMMs will be clocked at the lower speed of 1066 MHz.
Selecting higher-speed DIMMs: If you use 1333-MHz DIMMs with an E5540 CPU (which can support up to 1066-MHz
DIMMs), the DIMMS will be clocked at the lower speed of 1066 MHz.
Approved Configurations
(1) One-CPU Configuration
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Choose one CPUs from any one of the rows of Table 3 on page 10 or Table 4 on page 11.
(2) Two-CPU Configuration (this is the mandatory configuration)
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Choose two identical CPUs from any one of the rows of Table 3 on page 10 or Table 4.
Caveats
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For optimal performance, select DIMMs with the highest clock speed for a given processor
(see Table 5 on page 13). If you select DIMMs whose speeds are lower or higher than that
shown in the tables, suboptimal performance will result.
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STEP 3
CHOOSE MEMORY DIMMs
NOTE: The C250 M2 server implements Cisco Extended Memory Technology.
Therefore, there are special rules for memory pairing.
The standard memory features are:
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DIMMs
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Clock speed: 1333 MHz
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Ranks per DIMM: 1 or 2
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Operational voltage: single voltage (1.5 V) or dual voltage (1.35 V/1.5 V)
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Registered
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DDR3 ECC registered DIMMs (RDIMMs), supporting Intel SDDC
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Memory is organized with three memory channels per CPU, with up to eight DIMMs per
channel, for a maximum of 48 DIMMs, as shown in Figure 4.
NOTE: The diagram in Figure 4 is a logical representation of how memory is
organized. See Physical Layout on page 39 for the physical CPU and DIMM layout on
the motherboard.
Figure 4
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C250 M2 Memory Organization
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Choose DIMMs and Memory Mirroring
Choose the memory configuration and whether or not you want the memory mirroring option.
The available memory DIMMs and mirroring option are listed in Table 5.
NOTE: When memory mirroring is enabled, the memory subsystem simultaneously
writes identical data to two adjacent channels. If a memory read operation 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 percent because only one of the two populated channels
provides data.
Table 5 Available 1333-MHz DDR3 DIMMs
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Voltage
Ranks/
DIMM
DIMM Pair Kit Options (2 DIMMs per kit)
A02-M308GB1-2
8GB DDR3-1333MHz RDIMM/PC3-10600/2x4GB 2R Kit
1.5 V
2
A02-M308GB1-2-L
8GB DDR3-1333MHz RDIMM/PC3-10600/2x4GB 2R
Kit/Low-Dual Volt
1.35/1.5 V
2
A02-M316GB1-2
16GB DDR3-1333MHz RDIMM/PC3-10600/2x8GB 2R Kit
1.5 V
2
A02-M316GB1-2-L
16GB DDR3-1333MHz RDIMM/PC3-10600/2x8GB 2R
Kit/Low-Dual Volt
1.35/1.5 V
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Memory Mirroring Option
N01-MMIRROR
Memory mirroring option
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Approved Configurations
(1) One-CPU Configuration without memory mirroring
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Choose a number of DIMM-pair kits (2 DIMMs per kit): 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, or 12
(2) One-CPU Configuration with memory mirroring
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Choose a number of DIMM-pair kits (2 DIMMs per kit): 4 or 8
The DIMMs will be placed by the factory as shown in the following table:
Number
of
DIMMs
DIMM Placement
(Channel C is not used with memory mirroring)
CPU 1
CPU 2
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4 DIMMs in Channel A (A0, A1, A2, A3)
4 DIMMs in Channel B (B0, B1, B2, B3)
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8 DIMMs in Channel A
(A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7)
8 DIMMs in Channel B
(B0, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7)
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Choose the memory mirroring option (N01-MMIRROR) as shown in Table 5 on page 13.
NOTE: System performance is optimized when the DIMM memory type and the DIMM
quantity is equal for both CPUs.
(3) 2-CPU configuration without memory mirroring:
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Choose a number of DIMM-pair kits (2 DIMMs per kit): 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 24
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(4) 2-CPU configuration with memory mirroring:
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Choose a number of DIMM-pair kits (2 DIMMs per kit): 8 or 16
The DIMMs will be placed by the factory as shown in the following table:
Number
of
DIMMs
DIMM Placement
(Channels C and F are not used with memory mirroring)
CPU 1
CPU 2
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4 DIMMs in Channel A (A0, A1, A2, A3)
4 DIMMs in Channel B (B0, B1, B2, B3)
4 DIMMs in Channel D (D0, D1, D2, D3)
4 DIMMs in Channel E (E0, E1, E2, E3)
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8 DIMMs in Channel A
(A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7)
8 DIMMs in Channel B
(B0, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7)
8 DIMMs in Channel D
(D0, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7)
8 DIMMs in Channel E
(E0, E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7)
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Choose the memory mirroring option (N01-MMIRROR) as shown in Table 5 on page 13.
NOTE: System performance is optimized when the DIMM memory type and the DIMM
quantity is equal for both CPUs.
Caveats
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DIMM voltage:
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You can mix dual-voltage DIMMs (operate at either 1.5 V or 1.35 V) and single
voltage DIMMs (operate at only 1.5 V).
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Dual-voltage DIMMs can be operated in either of these modes:
• Power Saving Mode at a maximum speed of 1066 MHz
• Performance Mode at a maximum speed of 1333 MHz
If you mix both types of DIMMs in your configuration, the server forces all DIMMs to
operate in Performance Mode.
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The two DIMMs within a DIMM pair must have the identical manufacturer, type, speed, and
size. Cisco provides spare DIMMs for this product in matched pair kits.
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Only certain DIMM configurations are supported due to the extended memory design of the
C250 M2 server. See CPUs and DIMMs on page 39 for more information.
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Memory mirroring:
If you choose the Memory RAS option, be aware that it is available only with an even
number of memory channels. For example, if you have two CPUs, choose 48 DIMMs, and
select RAS, mirroring will go into effect on only 2 channels with 8 DIMMS per channel:
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• CPU1: 4 DIMM pairs for Channel A and 4 DIMM pairs for Channel B (16 DIMMs)
• CPU2: 4 DIMM pairs for Channel D and 4 DIMM pairs for Channel E (16 DIMMs)
Only 32 of the 48 DIMMs are used (in this example) when memory mirroring is
implemented. In this case, 16 DIMMS would go unused.
NOTE: For memory mirroring, DIMM pairing across buses must be identical
and the DIMM PIDs must be the same for all channels.
For more information about memory and memory optimization, see:
• CPUs and DIMMs on page 39
• Physical Layout on page 39
• Memory Population Rules on page 41
• Low-Voltage DIMM Considerations on page 41
• Supported DIMM Configurations on page 42
• DIMM Population Order on page 43
• Optimized Memory Configuration on page 44
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STEP 4
CHOOSE RAID CONFIGURATION
You can choose to implement a RAID configuration by using an optional plug-in PCIe RAID
controller card.
NOTE: The C250 M2 server does not have a RAID controller integrated on the
motherboard and it does not offer an optional mezzanine card RAID controller. All
RAID controllers are plug-in PCIe cards.
Cisco can provide factory-configured RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10 systems depending on the RAID
implementation chosen and the number of drives ordered. Factory-configured RAID options are
listed at the end of Table 6.
Choose RAID Options
Choose one RAID controller, one RAID configuration option, and, if desired, the battery backup
option listed in Table 6.
Table 6 Available RAID Options
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
RAID Controllers
R250-PL003
LSI SAS3081E-R PCIe Card (RAID 0, 1, or 1E)
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Takes up one of five available PCIe slots
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Supports up to eight internal SAS or SATA drives
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No battery backup is available
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R2XX-PL003
Factory-configured RAID options: RAID 0, 1, or 1E (see the RAID PIDs section
in this table)
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i (RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10)
■
Takes up one of five available PCIe slots
■
Supports up to eight internal SAS or SATA drives.
■
Includes 512 MB of write cache
■
Battery backup option available (see the battery backup PID section in this
table)
■
Factory-configured RAID options: RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 (see the RAID PIDs
section in this table)
RAID Battery Backup Option
R2XX-LBBU2
Battery Backup
RAID Configuration
R2XX-RAID0
Factory preconfigured RAID striping option
Enable RAID 0 Setting. Requires a minimum of 1 hard drive.
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Table 6 Available RAID Options (continued)
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
R2XX-RAID1
Factory preconfigured RAID mirroring option
Enable RAID 1 Setting. Requires an even number of drives (minimum of 2 drives,
maximum of 8 drives) with same size, speed, capacity.
R2XX-RAID5
Factory preconfigured RAID option
Enable RAID 5 Setting. Requires minimum 3 drives of same size, speed, capacity.
R2XX-RAID6
Factory preconfigured RAID option
Enable RAID 6 Setting. Requires minimum 4 drives of same size, speed, capacity.
R2XX-RAID10
Factory preconfigured RAID option
Enable RAID 10 Setting. Requires minimum 4 drives of same size, speed, capacity.
.
NOTE: No RAID option can be chosen if you have one of the following configurations:
• A mix of SAS and SATA drives
• No drives
Approved Configurations
(1) Optional RAID controller
■
Choose one of the RAID controllers options (with or without battery backup) listed in
Table 6.
(2) Optional RAID configuration
■
Choose one of the RAID configuration options listed in Table 6.
NOTE: If an optional RAID configuration is not chosen, the disks will be configured as
a JBOD.
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■
The two optional plug-in RAID controllers are each half-height PCIe cards. If you choose one
of these optional cards, you will still have four slots available for adding other optional PCIe
cards.
■
You can choose only one RAID controller.
■
You can choose an optional RAID configuration (RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, or 10), which is
preconfigured at the factory. If you do not choose a RAID configuration, the disks will be
configured as a JBOD.
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STEP 5
CHOOSE HARD DISK DRIVEs
The standard disk drive features are:
■
2.5-inch small form factor
■
Hot-pluggable
■
Sled-mounted
Choose Drives
The available drives are listed in Table 7.
Table 7 Available Hot-Pluggable Sled-Mounted HDDs
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Drive
Type
Capacity
A03-D146GC2
146 GB SAS 15K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
146 GB
A03-D300GA2
300 GB 6 Gb SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
300 GB
A03-D500GC3
500 GB 6 Gb SATA 7.2K RPM SFF
SATA
500 GB
A03-D600GA2
600 GB 6 Gb SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
600 GB
A03-D1TBSATA
1 TB SATA 7.2K RPM SFF HDD
SATA
1 TB
Approved Configurations
(1) LSI SAS3081E-R PCIe Card RAID controller
■
Select up to eight SAS or SATA drives listed in Table 7.
(2) LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller
■
Select up to eight internal SAS or SATA drives listed in Table 7.
Caveats
■
For RAID configurations, see the RAID Configuration section of Table 6 on page 17. For RAID,
the drives you select must be the same size, speed, and capacity.
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STEP 6
CHOOSE PCIe OPTION CARDs
The standard PCIe card offerings are:
■
Ethernet
■
Fibre Channel
■
iSCSI
■
Virtual Interface Card (VIC)
Choose PCIe Option Cards
The available PCIe option cards are listed in Table 8.
Table 8 Available PCIe Option Cards
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Card Height
Converged Network Adapters (CNA)
N2XX-ACPCI01
Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card/ 2-port 10Gbps
Full
N2XX-AEPCI01
Emulex OneConnect OCe10102-F CNA 2-port 10Gbps
Half
N2XX-AQPCI01
Qlogic QLE 8152-CNA 2port 10Gb SFP+ Copper
Half
UCSC-PCIE-BSFP
Broadcom NetXtreme II 57712 Dual Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
Adapter Card with SFP+
Half
Network Interface Cards (NICs)
N2XX-ABPCI02
Broadcom 57711 Dual Port 10GbE NIC w/TOE iSCSI
Half
N2XX-ABPCI03
Broadcom 5709 Quad Port 10/100/1Gb NIC w/TOE iSCSI
Half
N2XX-ABPCI01
Broadcom 5709 Dual-Port Ethernet PCIe Adapter
Half
N2XX-AIPCI02
Intel Quad port GbE Controller (E1G44ETG1P20)
Half
N2XX-AIPCI01
Intel Dual Port 10 GbE Ethernet X520 Server Adapter
Half
N2XX-AMPCI01
Mellanox ConnectX-2 EN with dual 10GbE SFP+ ports
Half
Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
N2XX-AEPCI03
Emulex LPe 11002, 4Gb Fibre Channel PCIe Dual Channel HBA
Half
N2XX-AEPCI05
Emulex LPe 12002, 8Gb dual port Fibre Channel HBA
Half
N2XX-AQPCI03
Qlogic QLE2462, 4Gb dual port Fibre Channel HBA
Half
N2XX-AQPCI05
Qlogic QLE2562, 8Gb dual port Fibre Channel HBA
Half
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Approved Configurations
(1) One RAID controller plug-in card
■
If you selected a plug-in RAID controller, you can select up to four of the optional PCIe cards
listed in Table 8.
NOTE: If a plug-in RAID controller card is installed, any optional PCIe card you select
will be installed in one of the remaining four PCIe slots. You can install a maximum of
one plug-in PCIe RAID controller card.
Caveats
■
■
There are five PCIe slots. Three of the slots (slots A, B, and C) are half-height slots and two
(slots D and E) are full-height slots (see Figure 3 on page 5 for slot numbering). All of the
PCIe adapter cards are half-height cards, with the exception of the Virtual Interface Card
(VIC) (N2XX-ACPCI01), which is a full-height card.
—
If you selected a plug-in RAID controller in STEP 4 CHOOSE RAID CONFIGURATION,
four slots remain available.
—
Only a single VIC card can be installed and it must be installed in slot D.
To help ensure that your operating system is compatible with the card you have selected,
check the Hardware Compatibility List at this URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10477/prod_technical_reference_list.html
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STEP 7
ORDER OPTIONAL REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY
The C250 M2 server can accommodate two power supplies. Only one power supply is required.
One 850 W power supply ships with the base server chassis. You can order an optional redundant
power supply listed in Table 9.
Table 9
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Redundant Power Supply
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
R250-PSU2-850W
850W power supply for the UCS C250 M2
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STEP 8
CHOOSE AC POWER CORDs
Select the appropriate AC power cords listed in Table 10. You may select a minimum of no
power cords and a maximum of two power cords. If you select the option R2XX-DMYMPWRCORD,
no power cord is shipped with the server.
Table 10 Available Power Cords
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Images
R2XX-DMYMPWRCORD
No power cord (dummy PID to
allow for a no power cord option)
Not applicable
CAB-N5K6A-NA
Power Cord, 200/240V 6A, North
America
Plug: NEMA 6-15P
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V
Length: 8.2 ft
Power Cord, NEMA L6-20 250V/20A
plug-IEC320/C13 receptacle, North
America
Cordset rating 13A, 250V
(6.6 feet) (79±2m)
Connector:
EL 701
(IEC60320/C13)
Plug:
EL312MoldedTwistlock
(NEMA L6-20)
CAB-C13-C14-JMPR
186568
CAB-AC-250V/13A
186570
Connector:
IEC60320/C13
Power Cord, recessed receptacle
AC power cord 27
Connector:
HS10S
Plug:
SS10A
SFS-250V-10A-AR
Power Cord, SFS, 250V, 10A,
Argentina
186569
Cordset rating 10A, 250V
(686mm)
2500 mm
CAB-9K10A-AU
Connector:
EL 701
(IEC60320/C13)
186571
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250/500 V MAX
Length: 8.2 ft
Plug:
EL 219
(IRAM 2073)
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A 3112 Plug,
Australia
Plug:
EL 210
(BS 1363A) 13 AMP fuse
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Connector:
EL 701C
(EN 60320/C15)
186580
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V/500 V MAX
Length: 2500mm
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Table 10 Available Power Cords (continued)
PID Description
Images
SFS-250V-10A-CN
Power Cord, SFS, 250V, 10A, China
Plug:
EL 218
(CCEE GB2009)
Cordset rating 10A, 250V
(2500 mm)
Connector:
EL 701
(IEC60320/C13)
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A CEE 7/7
Plug, EU
Cordset rating: 10A/16 A, 250 V
Length: 8 ft 2 in. (2.5 m)
Plug:
M2511
Connector:
VSCC15
SFS-250V-10A-ID
186576
CAB-9K10A-EU
186573
Product ID (PID)
Power Cord, SFS, 250V, 10A, India
OVE
Cordset rating 16A, 250V
(2500mm)
Plug:
EL 208
187490
Connector:
EL 701
SFS-250V-10A-IS
Power Cord, SFS, 250V, 10A, Israel
EL-212
16A
250V
Cordset rating 10A, 250V/500V MAX
(2500 mm)
Connector:
EL 701B
(IEC60320/C13)
CAB-9K10A-IT
186574
Plug:
EL 212
(SI-32)
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A CEI
23-16/VII Plug, Italy
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V
Length: 8 ft 2 in. (2.5 m)
Connector
C15M
(EN60320/C15 )
186575
Plug:
I/3G
(CEI 23-16)
CAB-9K10A-SW
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A MP232
Plug, Switzerland
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V
Length: 8 ft. 2 in (2.5 m)
Connector:
IEC 60320 C15
186578
Plug:
MP232-R
CAB-9K10A-UK
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A BS1363
Plug (13 A fuse), UK
Plug:
EL 210
(BS 1363A) 13 AMP fuse
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Connector:
EL 701C
(EN 60320/C15)
186580
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V/500 V MAX
Length: 2500mm
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Table 10 Available Power Cords (continued)
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
CAB-9K12A-NA
Power Cord, 125VAC 13A NEMA
5-15 Plug, North America
CAB-JPN-3PIN
Power Cord 3PIN, Japan
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STEP 9
ORDER OPTIONAL CABLE MANAGEMENT ARM
A rail kit is shipped with the Cisco UCS C250 M2 base server chassis. The cable management arm
hooks onto the right and left slide rails at the rear of the server and is used for cable
management. You can order the cable management arm listed in Table 11.
Table 11
Cable Management Arm
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
R250-CBLARM
Cable Management Arm for R200-1032RAIL rail kit for C250 rack server
For more information about the cable management arm, see the Cisco UCS C250 Installation and
Service Guide at this URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/hw/C250M1/install/C250M1.html
See OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER RACK on page 35 for information about racks and rack
equipment.
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STEP 10 CHOOSE OPERATING SYSTEM
Several operating systems are available from which to choose. Choose one of the operating
systems listed in Table 12.
Table 12
Operating Systems
PID Description
Product ID (PID)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
SLES-1A
SLES/1yr subscription/svcs required/0 media
SLES-3A
SLES/3yr subscription/svcs required/0 media
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
RHEL-2S-1G-1A
RHEL/2 Socket/1 Guest/1Yr Svcs Required
RHEL-2S-1G-3A
RHEL/2 Socket/1 Guest/3Yr Svcs Required
RHEL-2S-4G-1A
RHEL/2 Socket/4 Guest/1Yr Svcs Required
RHEL-2S-4G-3A
RHEL/2 Socket/4 Guest/3Yr Svcs Required
RHEL-2S-UG-1A
RHEL/2 Socket/U Guest/1Yr Svcs Required
RHEL-2S-UG-3A
RHEL/2 Socket/U Guest/3Yr Svcs Required
RHEL-2S-1G-1A-RS
RHEL/2 Socket/1 Guest/1Yr Subscription/Redhat Svcs Included
RHEL-2S-1G-3A-RS
RHEL/2 Socket/1 Guest/3Yr Subscription/Redhat Svcs Included
RHEL-2S-4G-3A-RS
RHEL/2 Socket/2 Guest/3Yr Subscription/Redhat Svcs Included
RHEL-2S-4G-1A-RS
RHEL/2 Socket/4 Guest/1Yr Subscription/Redhat Svcs Included
RHEL-2S-UG-1A-RS
RHEL/2 Socket/U Guest/1Yr Subscription/Redhat Svcs Included
RHEL-2S-UG-3A-RS
RHEL/2 Socket/U Guest/3Yr Subscription/Redhat Svcs Included
RHEL Add-Ons
RHEL-HA-2S-1A
RHEL Option/High-Availability/2 Socket/1Yr Svcs Required
RHEL-RS-2S-1A
RHEL Option/Resilient w/Ha /2 Socket/1 Yr Svcs Required
RHEL-SFS-2S-1A
RHEL Option/Scalable File System/2 Socket/1 Yr Svcs Required
RHEL-HA-2S-3A
RHEL Option/High-Availability/2 Socket/3Yr Svcs Required
RHEL-RS-2S-3A
RHEL Option/Resilient Storage w/ HA /2 Socket/3 Yr Svcs Reqd
RHEL-SFS-2S-3A
RHEL Option/Scalable File System/2 Socket/3 Yr Svcs Required
RHEL-HA-2S-1A-RS
RHEL Option/High-Availability/2 Socket/1Yr Redhat Svcs Incld
RHEL-RS-2S-1A-RS
RHEL Option/Resilient Storage/2 Socket/1 Yr Redhat Svcs Incl
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Table 12
Operating Systems (continued)
PID Description
Product ID (PID)
RHEL-SFS-2S-1A-RS
RHEL Option/Scalable File Sys/2 Socket/1 Yr Redhat Svcs Incl
RHEL-HA-2S-3A-RS
RHEL Option/High-Availability/2 Socket/3Yr Redhat Svcs Incld
RHEL-RS-2S-3A-RS
RHEL Option/Resilient Storage/2 Socket/3 Yr Redhat Svcs Incl
RHEL-SFS-2S-3A-RS
RHEL Option/Scalable File Sys/2 Socket/3 Yr Redhat Svcs Incl
Windows Server
MSWS-08-STHV
Windows Svr 2008 ST media (1-4CPU, 5CAL)
MSWS-08-ENHV
Windows Svr 2008 EN media (1-8CPU, 25CAL)
MSWS-08R2-STHV
Windows Svr 2008 ST media R2 ST (1-4CPU, 5CAL)
MSWS-08R2-ENHV
Windows Svr 2008 EN media R2 EN (1-8CPU, 25CAL)
MSWS-08R2-DCHV2S
Windows Svr 2008 R2-2 CPU-Data Center
MSWS-08R2-DCHV4S
Windows Svr 2008 R2-4 CPU-Data Center
VMWare Server
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VMW-VS-ADV-1A
VMware vSphere Advanced (1 CPU), 1yr 24x7 support
VMW-VS-ADV-3A
VMware vSphere Advanced (1 CPU), 3yr 24x7 support
VMW-VS-ENT-1A
VMware vSphere Enterprise (1 CPU), 1yr 24x7 support
VMW-VS-ENT-3A
VMware vSphere Enterprise (1 CPU), 3yr 24x7 support
VMW-VS-ENTP-1A
VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus (1 CPU), 1yr 24x7 support
VMW-VS-ENTP-3A
VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus (1 CPU), 3yr 24x7 support
VMW-VCS-1A
VMware vCenter Server Standard, 1yr support required
VMW-VCS-3A
VMware vCenter Server Standard, 3yr support required
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STEP 11 CHOOSE OPERATING SYSTEM MEDIA KIT
Choose the optional operating system media listed in Table 13.
Table 13
OS Media
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
RHEL-6
RHEL 6 Recovery Media Only (Multilingual)
SLES-11
SLES 11 media only (multilingual)
MSWS-08R2-STHV-RM
Windows Svr 2008 R2 ST (1-4CPU, 5CAL), Media
MSWS-08RS-ENHV-RM
Windows Svr 2008 R2 EN (1-8CPU, 25CAL), Media
MSWS-08R2-DCHV-RM
Windows Svr 2008 R2 DC (1-8CPU, 25CAL), Media
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STEP 12 CHOOSE OPTIONAL VALUE-ADDED SOFTWARE
You can select from a variety of value-added software listed in Table 13.
Table 14
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Value Added Software
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
BMC-001
BMC BladeLogic CM for Virtualized Cisco Servers
BMC-001-COMP
BMC Blade Logic Compliance, VM Bundle, 2 Socket Server
BMC-002
BMC BladeLogic CM for Physical Cisco Servers
BMC-002-COMP
BMC Blade Logic Compliance, Single OS
BMC-012
BMC BPPM Per Server
VMW-VCS-1A
VMware vCenter Server Standard, 1yr 24x7 support
VMW-VCS-3A
VMware vCenter Server Standard, 3yr 24x7 support
N1K-VLEM-UCS-1
Cisco Nexus 1000V License PAK for 1 Virtual Ethernet module
N1K-CSK9-UCS-404
Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM Virtual Appliance Software
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STEP 13 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) parts replacement eight hours a day, five days a week.
■
90-day software warranty on media.
■
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.
Unified Computing Mission Critical Service
This service delivers personalized technical account management, expedited technical support,
and expert field support engineering for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).
The Mission Critical Support Service provides a designated technical account manager (TAM) who
acts as a strategic resource to help ensure that the unified computing environment runs at peak
efficiency. If a problem arises that threatens business continuity, the TAM provides crisis
management leadership, and your IT staff receives expedited access to the Cisco Technical
Assistance Center (TAC).
Choose the desired service listed in Table 15.
Table 15
Unified Computing Mission Critical Service
Product ID (PID)
On Site?
Description
CON-UCM7-R210W
Yes
UC Mission Critical 24x7x4 On-site
CON-UCM8-R210W
Yes
UC Mission Critical 24x7x2 On-site
Unified Computing Support Service
For support of the entire Unified Computing System, Cisco offers the Cisco Unified Computing
Support Service. This service provides expert software and hardware support to help sustain
performance and high availability of the unified computing environment. Access to the 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 Unified Computing Support
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
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optimal efficiency and uptime of the unified computing environment. You can choose a desired
service listed in Table 16.
Table 16
UCS Computing Support Service
Product ID (PID)
On Site?
Description
CON-UCS1-R210W
No
UC Support 8X5XNBD
CON-UCS2-R210W
No
UC Support 8X5X4
CON-UCS3-R210W
No
UC Support 24x7x4
CON-UCS4-R210W
No
UC Support 24x7x2
CON-UCS5-R210W
Yes
UC Support 8X5XNBD
CON-UCS6-R210W
Yes
UC Support 8X5X4
CON-UCS7-R210W
Yes
UC Support 24x7x4
CON-UCS8-R210W
Yes
UC Support 24x7x2
Unified Computing Warranty Plus Service
For faster parts replacement than is provided with the standard Cisco Unified Computing System
warranty, Cisco offers the Cisco Unified Computing Warranty Plus Service. You can choose from
several levels of advanced parts replacement coverage, including onsite parts replacement in as
little as two hours. Warranty Plus 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 17.
Table 17
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UCS Computing Warranty Plus Service
Product ID (PID)
On Site?
Description
CON-UCW2-R210W
No
UC Warranty Plus 8x5x4
CON-UCW3-R210W
No
UC Warranty Plus 24x7x4
CON-UCW4-R210W
No
UC Warranty Plus 24x7x2
CON-UCW5-R210W
Yes
UC Warranty Plus 8X5XNBD
CON-UCW6-R210W
Yes
UC Warranty Plus 8X5X4
CON-UCW7-R210W
Yes
UC Warranty Plus 24x7x4
CON-UCW8-R210W
Yes
UC Warranty Plus 24x7x2
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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
thereby 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 18.
NOTE: Cisco does not offer a certified drive destruction service as part of this
service.
Table 18 Drive Retention Service Options
Service Description
UCS Mission Critical
Support Service
With Drive
Retention
UCS Support
Service With Drive
Retention
Service Program
Name
Service
Level GSP
Service Level
Product ID (PID)
UC CRIT DR
UCMD7
24x7x4 Onsite
CON-UCMD7-R250W
UCMD8
24x7x2 Onsite
CON-UCMD8-R250W
UCSD1
8x5xNBD
CON-UCSD1-R250W
UCSD2
8x5x4
CON-UCSD2-R250W
UCSD3
24x7x4
CON-UCSD3-R250W
UCSD4
24x7x2
CON-UCSD4-R250W
UCSD5
8x5xNBD Onsite
CON-UCSD5-R250W
UCSD6
8x5x4 Onsite
CON-UCSD6-R250W
UCSD7
24x7x4 Onsite
CON-UCSD7-R250W
UCSD8
24x7x2 Onsite
CON-UCSD8-R250W
UC SUPP DR
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Table 18 Drive Retention Service Options (continued)
Service Description
UCS Warranty Plus
With Drive
Retention
Service Program
Name
Service
Level GSP
Service Level
Product ID (PID)
UC PLUS DR
UCWD2
8x5x4
CON-UCWD2-R250W
UCWD3
24x7x4
CON-UCWD3-R250W
UCWD4
24x7x2
CON-UCWD4-R250W
UCWD5
8x5xNBD Onsite
CON-UCWD5-R250W
UCWD6
8x5x4 Onsite
CON-UCWD6-R250W
UCWD7
24x7x4 Onsite
CON-UCWD7-R250W
UCWD8
24x7x2 Onsite
CON-UCWD8-R250W
For more service and support information, see this URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/services/ps2961/ps10312/ps10321/Cisco_UC_Warranty_Support_DS.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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OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER RACK
The optional R42610 rack is available from Cisco for the C-Series servers, including the C250 M2
server. This rack is a standard 19-inch rack and can be ordered with a variety of options, as
listed in Table 19. Racks are shipped separately from the C250 M2 server.
Table 19
Racks and Rack Options
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
RACK-UCS1
Cisco R42610 expansion rack, no side panels
RACK-UCS21
Cisco R42610 standard rack, w/side panels
RACK-BLANK-001
Filler panels (qty 12), 1U, plastic, toolless
RACK-CBLMGT-001
Cable mgt D rings (qty 10), metal
RACK-CBLMGT-011
Cable mgt straps (qty 10), Velcro
RACK-FASTEN-001
Mounting screws (qty 100), M6
RACK-FASTEN-002
Cage nuts (qty 50), M6
RACK-JOIN-001
Rack joining kit
Notes . . .
1. Use these same base PIDs to order spare racks (available only as next-day replacements).
For more information about the R42610 rack, see Racks on page 45.
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OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER PDU
An optional power distribution unit (PDU) is available from Cisco for the C-Series rack servers,
including the C250 M2 server. This PDU is available in a zero rack unit (RU) style (see Table 20).
Table 20
PDU Options
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
RP208-30-2P-U-2
Zero RU PDU
For more information about the PDU, see PDUs on page 47.
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Chassis
An internal view of the C250 M2 chassis with the top cover removed is shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5
C250 M2 Chassis With Top Cover Removed
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PCIe Cards
As Figure 5 on page 37 and Figure 6 show, the Cisco UCS C250 M2 server has five PCIe slots available. Two
are standard height, half-length x16-lane slots with x16 connectors. Three are low-profile, half-length slots
that are x8-lane with x16 connectors (PCIe G2). The Cisco UCS C250 M2 server can host five PCIe option
cards (including the LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i card or LSI SAS3081E-R card).
Figure 6
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PCIe Slots on the C250 M2 Rack Server
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CPUs and DIMMs
Physical Layout
Each CPU has three DIMM channels:
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CPU1 has channels A, B, and C.
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CPU2 has channels D, E, and F.
There are eight banks for each CPU, arranged as follows:
For CPU 1:
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Bank 0: DIMM slots A0, B0, C0 (blue DIMM slots)
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Bank 1: DIMM slots A1, B1, C1 (blue DIMM slots)
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Bank 2: DIMM slots A2, B2, C2 (black DIMM slots)
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Bank 3: DIMM slots A3, B3, C3 (black DIMM slots)
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Bank 4: DIMM slots A4, B4, C4 (blue DIMM slots)
■
Bank 5: DIMM slots A5, B5, C5 (blue DIMM slots)
■
Bank 6: DIMM slots A6, B6, C6 (black DIMM slots)
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Bank 7: DIMM slots A7, B7, C7 (black DIMM slots)
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Bank 0: DIMM slots D0, E0, F0 (blue DIMM slots)
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Bank 1: DIMM slots D1, E1, F1 (blue DIMM slots)
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Bank 2: DIMM slots D2, E2, F2 (black DIMM slots)
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Bank 3: DIMM slots D3, E3, F3 (black DIMM slots)
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Bank 4: DIMM slots D4, E4, F4 (blue DIMM slots)
■
Bank 5: DIMM slots D5, E5, F5 (blue DIMM slots)
■
Bank 6: DIMM slots D6, E6, F6 (black DIMM slots)
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Bank 7: DIMM slots D7, E7, F7 (black DIMM slots)
For CPU 2:
Figure 7 shows how banks and channels are physically laid out on the motherboard. The DIMM slots on the
top (channels A, B, and C) are associated with CPU 1, while the DIMM slots on the bottom (channels D, E,
and F) are associated with CPU 2. Lower numbered bank slots are populated before higher-numbered slots.
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Figure 7
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CPU DIMM Channels and Banks
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Memory Population Rules
When considering the memory configuration of your server, you should review the following items:
■
DIMMs within the server should all be the same type and speed. If you mix different DIMM
types or DIMMs with different clock rates in the same server, such configurations are
supported; however, these configurations may cause the system to operate at less than
optimum levels. See Table 21 on page 42 for supported DIMM combinations.
■
DIMMs must be populated according to Table 21 on page 42.
■
There are blue DIMM slots and black DIMM slots. Populate blue slots in a bank first.
■
Low-voltage (1.35 V) DIMMs and standard-voltage DIMMs (1.5 V) can be mixed in the same
server. Note that mixing DIMMs causes the system BIOS to default to standard-voltage
operation (Performance Mode). See Low-Voltage DIMM Considerations.
Low-Voltage DIMM Considerations
The C250 M2 server can be ordered with low-voltage (1.35 V) DIMMs or standard-voltage (1.5 V) DIMMs. Note
the following considerations:
■
Low-voltage DIMMs within the server must have the identical manufacturer, type, speed,
and size.
■
Low-voltage DIMMs and standard-voltage DIMMs can be mixed in the same server. Note that
mixing DIMMS causes the system BIOS to default to standard-voltage operation (Performance
Mode). That is, the server cannot operate in Power Saving Mode unless all DIMMs are
low-voltage DIMMs.
■
CPUs that have a maximum memory frequency less than 1333 MHz support low-voltage
DIMMs operating in Power Saving Mode only and do not support Performance Mode.
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Supported DIMM Configurations
Table 21 lists the supported DIMM configurations for the C250 M2 server.
Table 21 Supported DIMM Configurations
Total
Memory for
CPU1 +
CPU2
1 2
CPU 1 DIMMs
CPU 2 DIMMs
Total
Number
of DIMMs
64 GB
Four 8GB pair-kits (eight 4GB DIMMs)
Four 8GB pair-kits (eight 4GB DIMMs)
16
80 GB
Five 8GB pair-kits (ten 4GB DIMMs)
Five 8GB pair-kits (ten 4GB DIMMs)
20
96 GB
Six 8GB pair-kits (twelve 4GB DIMMs)
Six 8GB pair-kits (twelve 4GB DIMMs)
24
128 GB
Eight 8GB pair-kits (sixteen 4GB DIMMs)
Eight 8GB pair-kits (sixteen 4GB DIMMs)
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128 GB
Four 16GB pair-kits (eight 8GB DIMMs)
Four 16GB pair-kits (eight 8GB DIMMs)
16
144 GB
Nine 8GB pair-kits (eighteen 4GB DIMMs)
Nine 8GB pair-kits (eighteen 4GB DIMMs)
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160 GB
Ten 8GB pair-kits (twenty 4GB DIMMs)
Ten 8GB pair-kits (twenty 4GB DIMMs)
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192 GB
Twelve 8GB pair-kits
(twenty-four 4GB DIMMs)
Twelve 8GB pair-kits
(twenty-four 4GB DIMMs)
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192 GB
Six 16GB pair-kits (twelve 8GB DIMMs)
Six 16GB pair-kits (twelve 8GB DIMMs)
24
256 GB
Eight 8GB pair-kits (sixteen 4GB DIMMs)
Eight 8GB pair-kits (sixteen 4GB DIMMs)
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plus
plus
Four 16GB pair-kits (eight 8GB DIMMs)
Four 16GB pair-kits (eight 8GB DIMMs)
Four 8GB pair-kits (eight 4GB DIMMs)
Four 8GB pair-kits (eight 4GB DIMMs)
plus
plus
320 GB
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Eight 16GB pair-kits (sixteen 8GB DIMMs) Eight 16GB pair-kits (sixteen 8GB DIMMs)
384 GB
Twelve 16GB pair-kits
(twenty-four 8GB DIMMs)
Twelve 16GB pair-kits
(twenty-four 8GB DIMMs)
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Notes . . .
1. Configurations for optimum memory performance are highlighted in green.
2. Configurations that support memory mirroring are highlighted in yellow.
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DIMM Population Order
Table 21 shows the order in which the DIMM slots are populated for each configuration,
according to the total number of DIMMs as specified in Table 21 on page 42.
Table 22 DIMM Population Order1
16 DIMMs
20 DIMMs
24 DIMMs
32 DIMMs
36 DIMMs
40 DIMMs
48 DIMMs
CPU1
CPU2
CPU1
CPU2
CPU1
CPU2
CPU1
CPU2
CPU1
CPU2
CPU1
CPU2
CPU1
CPU2
B1
F0
B4
F0
B4
F0
B4
F0
B4
F0
B4
F0
B4
F0
B5
F1
B5
F1
B5
F1
B5
F1
B5
F1
B5
B1
B2
B2
B2
F6
B3
B3
B3
F7
F3
B7
B7
F3
F2
B6
B6
F2
B1
B5
B1
B5
B1
B5
B1
B5
B1
B5
B0
F1
B0
F1
B0
F4
B0
F4
B0
F4
B0
F4
B0
F4
A4
D0
A4
D0
A4
D0
A4
D0
A4
D0
A4
D0
A4
D0
A5
D1
A5
D1
A5
D1
A5
D1
A5
D1
A5
D1
A5
D1
A2
D6
A2
A2
D6
A2
D6
A3
D7
A3
A3
D7
A3
D7
A7
D3
D3
A7
D3
A7
D3
A6
D2
D2
A6
D2
A6
D2
A1
D5
A1
D5
A1
D5
A1
D5
A1
D5
A1
D5
A1
D5
A0
D4
A0
D4
A0
D4
A0
D4
A0
D4
A0
D4
A0
D4
C1
E0
E0
C4
E0
C4
E0
C4
E0
C4
E0
C4
E0
E1
C5
E1
C5
E1
C5
E1
C5
E1
C5
E1
C2
E6
C2
E6
C3
E7
C3
E7
E3
E3
C7
E3
E2
E2
C6
E2
C0
E1
C1
E5
C1
E5
C1
E5
C1
E5
C1
E5
C1
E5
C0
E4
C0
E4
C0
E4
C0
E4
C0
E4
C0
E4
Notes . . .
1. Configurations for optimum memory performance are highlighted in green.
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Optimized Memory Configuration
As shown in Table 21 and Table 22, a large number of memory configurations are possible.Table 23 lists
the memory population patterns that have optimal memory access performance.These patterns form
three-way interleaving across three channels to achieve optimal memory bandwidth.
Table 23 Optimized Memory Configurations
Total
Memory for
CPU1 +
CPU2
Memory Slot Pairs in Each Channel
(Three Channels per CPU, a Total of Six Channels)
Highest
Total
DIMM
Number of
Operation DIMMs in
Speed
System
Slot Pair (0, 1) Slot Pair (2, 3) Slot Pair (4, 5) Slot Pair (6, 7)
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96 GB
8 GB kit x 6
8 GB kit x 6
192 GB
8 GB kit x 6
8 GB kit x 6
8 GB kit x 6
384 GB
16 GB kit x 6
16 GB kit x 6
16 GB kit x 6
1333 MHz
24
8 GB kit x 6
1333 MHz
48
16 GB kit x 6
1333 MHz
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Racks
The Cisco R42610 rack (see Figure 8) is certified for Cisco UCS installation at customer sites and is suitable
for the following equipment:
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Cisco UCS B-Series servers and fabric interconnects
■
Cisco UCS C-Series and select Cisco Nexus switches
The rack is compatible with hardware designed for EIA-standard 19-inch (482.6 mm) racks. Rack
specifications are listed in Table 24.
Table 24 Cisco R42610 Rack Specifications
Parameter
Standard Rack
Expansion Rack
Dimensions (H x W x D)
78.74 x 24 x 43.38 in.
(2000 x 610 x 1102 mm)
78.74 x 23.58 x 43.38 in.
(2000 x 599 x 1102 mm)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
with packaging
89 x 33 x 47 in.
(2261 x 838 x 1194 mm)
89 x 33 x 47 in.
(2261 x 838 x 1194 mm)
Distance from front
mounting rail to rear
mounting rail
29.2 in. (741 mm)
29.2 in. (741 mm)
Weight
299.83 lb (136 kg)
231. 49 lb (105 kg)
Weight with packaging
354 lb
(161 kg)
284 lb
(129 kg)
Side panels included
Yes
No
Equipment mounting
capacity
42RU
42RU
Static load capacity
2100 lb
(954 kg)
2100 lb
(954 kg)
Dynamic load capacity
Not applicable
Not applicable
NOTE: The AC input connector is an IEC 320 C-14 15 A/250 VAC power inlet.
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Figure 8
Cisco R42610 Rack
Front view - door closed
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Front view - door open
Front view - door removed
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PDUs
Cisco RP-Series Power Distribution Units (PDUs) offer power distribution with branch circuit protection.
Cisco RP Series PDU models distribute power to up to 24 outlets. The architecture organizes power
distribution, simplifies cable management, and enables you to move, add, and change rack equipment
without an electrician.
With a Cisco RP-Series PDU in the rack, you can replace up to two dozen input power cords with just one
power cord. The fixed input cord connects to the power source from overhead or under-floor distribution.
Your IT equipment is then powered by PDU outlets in the rack using short, easy-to-manage power cords.
The C-series servers accept the zero rack unit (0RU) PDU. See Figure 9.
Figure 9
Zero Rack Unit PDU (PID = RP208-30-2P-U-2)
1
Breakers
3
C13 plugs
2
Ground connection
4
C19 plugs
Cisco RP-Series PDU models provide two 20-Ampere circuit breakers for groups of receptacles. The effects
of a tripped circuit are limited to a receptacle group. You only need to press a button to reset that circuit.
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Power Supplies
The C250 M2 server can accommodate one or two 850 W power supplies. A typical power supply is shown in
Figure 10.
Figure 10
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C250 M2 Server Power Supply
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KVM Cable
The KVM 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 KVM cable ordering information is listed in Table 25.
Table 25 KVM Cable
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
37-1016-01
KVM Cable
Figure 11
KVM Cable
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)
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Motherboard USB Port
The C250 M2 motherboard has a general-purpose USB socket, as shown in Figure 12.
Figure 12
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Motherboard USB Port
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Dimensions and Weight
Table 26 UCS C250 M2 Server Dimensions and Weight1
Parameter
Value
Height
3.45 in. (8.76 cm)
Width
17.25 in.(43.82 cm)
Depth (including power supply handle)
29.30 in. (74.42 cm)
Front Clearance
3 in. (7.62 cm)
Side Clearance
1 in. (2.54 cm)
Rear Clearance
6 in. (15.24 cm)
Weight
51.50 lbs (23.36 kg)
Notes . . .
1. The system weight given here is an estimate for a fully configured system and will vary depending on the
number of peripheral devices and power supplies.
Power Specifications
The general power specifications for the C250 M2 server are listed in Table 27.
Table 27 UCS C250 M2 Server Power Specifications
Parameter
Minimum
Nominal
Maximum
Start Up VAC
Power Off VAC
Voltage (115)
90 Vrms
100-127 Vrms
264 Vrms
85 VAC +/-4 VAC
75 VAC +/-5 VAC
Voltage (220)
180 Vrms
200-240 Vrms
264 Vrms
Frequency
47 Hz
50/60 Hz
63 Hz
NOTE: The AC input connector is an IEC60320 C14 power inlet.
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For configuration-specific power specifications, use the Cisco UCS Power Calculator at this URL:
http://www.cisco.com/assets/cdc_content_elements/flash/dataCenter/cisco_ucs_power_calculator/.
As an example, using the calculator, you can determine the approximate power for the following C250 M2
server configuration:
■
Voltage = 115 VAC
■
Power Supplies = 2
■
Processors = 2 CPUs (Intel Xeon 3.45 GHz X5690)
■
Memory DIMMs = 48 x 4 GB
■
Disk Drives = 8 x 500 GB
■
PCIe Cards = 3
The resulting power calculations are:
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■
Idle Power = 239 W
■
50% Load Power = 469 W
■
Max Power = 695 W
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Environmental Specifications
The power specifications for the C250 M2 server are listed in Table 28.
Table 28 UCS C250 M2 Server Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Minimum
Temperature operating
10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Temperature nonoperating
-40°C to 65°C (-40°F to 149°F)
Altitude operating
0 to 3,000 m (0 to 10,000 ft.); maximum ambient temperature decreases
by 1° per 300 m
Humidity nonoperating
5 to 93%, noncondensing
Vibration nonoperating
2.2 Grms, 10 minutes per axis on each of the three axes
Shock operating
Half-sine 2 G, 11 ms pulse, 100 pulses in each direction, on each of the
three axes
Shock nonoperating
Trapezoidal, 25 G, two drops on each of six faces
Velocity = 175 inches per second on bottom face drop
Velocity = 90 inches per second on the other five faces
Electrostatic discharge
Tested to ESD levels up to 15 kilovolts (kV) air discharge and up to 8 kV
contact discharge without physical damage
Acoustic
Sound power: 83 dB sound power at ambient temperature 23°C measured
using the Dome Method
GOST MsanPiN 001-96
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Compliance Requirements
The regulatory compliance requirements for C-Series servers are listed in Table 29.
Table 29 UCS C-Series Regulatory Compliance Requirements
Parameter
Description
Regulatory Compliance
Products should comply with CE Markings per directives
2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Safety
UL 60950-1 Second Edition
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
EN 60950-1 Second Edition
IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
AS/NZS 60950-1
GB4943 2001
EMC - Emissions
47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
EN55022 Class A
ICES003 Class A
VCCI Class A
EN61000-3-2
EN61000-3-3
KN22 Class A
CNS13438 Class A
EMC - Immunity
EN55024
CISPR24
EN300386
KN24
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