Cisco UCS C240 M4 SFF Rack Server Spec Sheet - Telecom

Spec Sheet
Cisco UCS C240 M4
High-Density
Rack Server (Small Form
Factor Disk Drive Model)
CISCO SYSTEMS
170 WEST TASMAN DR.
SAN JOSE, CA, 95134
WWW.CISCO.COM
PUBLICATION HISTORY
REV C.20
DECEMBER 19, 2016
CONTENTS
OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
DETAILED VIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Chassis Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Chassis Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
BASE SERVER STANDARD CAPABILITIES and FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
CONFIGURING the SERVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
STEP 1 VERIFY SERVER SKU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
STEP 2 SELECT RISER CARDS (OPTIONAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
STEP 3 SELECT CPU(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
STEP 4 SELECT MEMORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
STEP 5 SELECT RAID CONTROLLERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
RAID Controller Options (internal HDD/SSD support) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Embedded Software RAID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
SAS HBA (internal HDD/SSD/JBOD support) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
SAS HBA (external JBOD support) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
RAID Volumes and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
STEP 6 SELECT HARD DISK DRIVES (HDDs) or SOLID STATE DRIVES (SSDs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
STEP 7 SELECT SED HARD DISK DRIVES (HDDs) or SOLID STATE DRIVES (SSDs) . . . . . . . . . . 44
STEP 8 SELECT PCIe OPTION CARD(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
STEP 9 ORDER OPTIONAL NETWORK CARD ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
STEP 10 ORDER GPU CARDS AND GPU POWER CABLES (OPTIONAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
STEP 11 ORDER POWER SUPPLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
STEP 12 SELECT AC POWER CORD(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
STEP 13 ORDER TOOL-LESS RAIL KIT AND OPTIONAL REVERSIBLE CABLE MANAGEMENT ARM . 64
STEP 14 SELECT NIC MODE (OPTIONAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
STEP 15 ORDER A TRUSTED PLATFORM MODULE (OPTIONAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
STEP 16 ORDER CISCO FLEXIBLE FLASH SD CARD MODULE (OPTIONAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
STEP 17 ORDER OPTIONAL USB 3.0 DRIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
STEP 18 SELECT OPERATING SYSTEM AND VALUE-ADDED SOFTWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
STEP 19 SELECT OPERATING SYSTEM MEDIA KIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
STEP 20 SELECT SERVICE and SUPPORT LEVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER RACK(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER PDU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
CHASSIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
CPUs and DIMMs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Physical Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Memory Population Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
DIMM Population Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Recommended Memory Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Additional DIMM Populations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
RAID Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID Controller (RAID Support) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Cisco 12 Gbps SAS HBA (JBOD Only Support) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
RAID Option ROM (OPROM) Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Riser Card Configuration and Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Embedded SATA RAID: Two SATA Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
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Serial Port Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Upgrade and Servicing-Related Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Adding an Additional CPU (with CPU heat sink) or Replacing CPUs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Motherboard Lithium Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Thermal Grease (with syringe applicator) for CPU to Heatsink Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Air Baffle Replacement Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
CPU Heat Sink Cleaning Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
RACKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
PDUs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
KVM CABLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Motherboard USB and SD Ports, and RAID Card Backup Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
NEBS Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compliance Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
The UCS C240 M4 small form factor (SFF) server is the newest 2-socket, 2U rack server from Cisco, designed
for both performance and expandability over a wide range of storage-intensive infrastructure workloads
from big data to collaboration.
The enterprise-class UCS C240 M4 SFF server extends the capabilities of Cisco’s Unified Computing System
portfolio in a 2U form factor with the addition of the Intel® Xeon E5-2600 v3 and v4 series processor family
that delivers the best combination of performance, flexibility, and efficiency gains. In addition, the UCS
C240 M4 SFF server provides 24 DIMM slots, up to 6 PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 slots, up to 24 front-loading drives
plus two (optional) internal SATA boot drives for a total of 26 internal drives.
The C240 M4 server includes a modular LAN on motherboard (mLOM) slot for installation of a Cisco Virtual
Interface Card (VIC) or third-party network interface card (NIC) without consuming a PCI slot in addition to
2 x 1 GbE embedded (on the motherboard) LOM ports. These features combine to provide outstanding levels
of internal memory and storage expandability along with exceptional performance.
The Cisco UCS C240 M4 server can be used standalone, or as part of the Cisco Unified Computing System,
which unifies computing, networking, management, virtualization, and storage access into a single
integrated architecture enabling end-to-end server visibility, management, and control in both bare metal
and virtualized environments.
Figure 1
Cisco UCS C240 M4 High-Density SFF Rack Server (24-drive version)
Front View
Rear View
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DETAILED VIEWS
DETAILED VIEWS
Chassis Front View
Figure 2 shows the 24-drive Cisco UCS C240 M4 High-Density SFF Rack Server.
Figure 2
Chassis Front View (24-drive version)
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Drive bays 1–24 (up to 24 2.5-inch drives)
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Temperature status LED
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Operations panel buttons and LEDs
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Power supply status LED
3
Power button/LED
9
Network link activity LED
4
Unit Identification button/LED
10
Pull-out asset tag
5
System status LED
11
KVM connector
(used with KVM cable that provides two USB
2.0, one VGA, and one serial connector)
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Fan status LED
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DETAILED VIEWS
Figure 3 shows the 16-drive Cisco UCS C240 M4 High-Density SFF Rack Server.
Figure 3
Chassis Front View (16-drive version)
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Drive bays 1–16 (up to 16 2.5-inch drives)
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Temperature status LED
2
Operations panel buttons and LEDs
8
Power supply status LED
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Power button/LED
9
Network link activity LED
4
Unit Identification button/LED
10
KVM connector
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HDD01
HDD03
HDD05
HDD07
11
(used with KVM cable that provides two USB
2.0, one VGA, and one serial connector)
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System status LED
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Fan status LED
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Pull-out asset tag
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Figure 3 shows the 8-drive Cisco UCS C240 M4 High-Density SFF Rack Server.
Figure 4
Chassis Front View (8-drive version)
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Drive bays 1–8 (up to 8 2.5-inch drives)
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Temperature status LED
2
Operations panel buttons and LEDs
8
Power supply status LED
3
Power button/LED
9
Network link activity LED
4
Unit Identification button/LED
10
KVM connector
(used with KVM cable that provides two USB
2.0, one VGA, and one serial connector)
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System status LED
6
Fan status LED
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Pull-out asset tag
For more information about the KVM cable connection, see KVM CABLE, page 104.
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Chassis Rear View
Figure 5 shows the external features of the rear panel (identical for all server versions).
Chassis Rear View
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PCIe 03
PCIe 06
PCIe 02
PCIe 05
PCIe 01
PCIe 04
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PSU 01
mLOM
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PCIe riser 1 (slots 1, 2, 3*)
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Figure 5
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Serial connector (RJ-45)1
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Two embedded (on the motherboard) Intel
i350 GbE Ethernet controller ports
*Slot 3 not present in all versions. See Riser
Card Configuration and Options, page 92
for details.
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PCIe riser 2 (slots 4, 5, 6), See Riser Card
Configuration and Options, page 92 for
details.
LAN1 is left connector,
LAN2 is right connector
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Power supplies (DC power supplies shown)
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VGA video port (DB-15 connector)
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Modular LAN-on-motherboard (mLOM) card
slot
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Rear Unit Identification button/LED
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USB 3.0 ports (two)
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Grounding-lug holes (for DC power supplies)
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1-Gbps dedicated management port
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Notes . . .
1. For serial port pinout details, see Serial Port Details, page 97
The port numbers for an mLOM VIC (for example, the VIC 1227T) and for a PCIe VIC (for example, the VIC
1225T) are shown in Figure 6. In the case of both cards, the Port 1 connector is on the right and the Port 2
connector is on the left.
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Figure 6
VIC Port Numbering
VIC 1227T
VIC 1225T
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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, page 15.
Table 1 Capabilities and Features
Capability/Feature
Description
Chassis
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Multi-bit Error
Protection
Expansion slots
Two rack unit (2RU) chassis
One or two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 or v4 series processor family CPUs
Intel® C610 series chipset
24 slots for registered ECC DIMMs (RDIMMs) or load-reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)
This server supports multi-bit error protection.
Up to six PCIe slots (on two riser cards)
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Riser 1 (PCIe slots 1, 2, and 3), controlled by CPU 1
• Option A: Two slots available. Slot 1 = full height, 3/4 length, x8, NCSI1.
Slot 2 = full height, full length, x16, NCSI, GPU capable. NCSI is supported
on only one slot at a time.
• Option B: Three slots available. Slot 1 = full height, 3/4 length, x8. Slot 2
= full height, full length, x8, NCSI. Slot 3 = full height, full length, x8.
• Option C: Two slots available. Slot 1 = full height, 3/4 length, x8, NCSI.
Slot 2 = full height, full length, x16, NCSI. In addition, the riser contains
two connectors for connecting up to two SATA boot drives.
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Riser 2 (PCIe slots 4, 5, and 6), controlled by CPU 2. Three slots available.
Slot 4 = full height, 3/4 length, x8, NCSI. Slot 5 = full height, full length, x16,
NCSI, GPU capable. Slot 6 = full height, full length, x8. NCSI is supported on
only one slot at a time.
Dedicated RAID controller slot (see Figure 9 on page 81)
• An internal slot is reserved for the Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller.
PCIe Interposer
Board
Video
For more details on riser 1 and riser 2 see Riser Card Configuration and
Options, page 92.
An optional interposer board inside the chassis containing two mini-SAS HD
connectors allows two front-mount NVMe SFF 2.5” drives to mount in drive bays 1
and 2 (only) and connect to the PCIe bus of CPU2.
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
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Capability/Feature
Description
Internal storage
devices
Drives are installed into front-panel drive bays that provide hot-pluggable access.
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Small Form Factor (SFF) drives. The server can hold up to:
• 24 2.5 inch (63.5 mm) SAS/SATA hard drives (HDDs) or SAS/SATA solid state
drives (SSDs)2 with the 24-drive backplane (with expander) server
configuration, plus two optional internal 2.5 inch SATA SSDs for booting an
OS.
• 16 2.5 inch (63.5 mm) SAS/SATA HDDs or SAS/SATA SSDs with the 16-drive
backplane (with expander) server configuration
• 8 2.5 inch (63.5 mm) SAS/SATA HDDs or SAS/SATA SSDs with the 8-drive
backplane server (no expander) configuration.
• NVMe SFF 2.5” drives These drives can placed in front drive bays 1 and 2
only.
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The server also contains one internal USB 3.0 port on the motherboard that
you can use with an optional 16 GB USB thumb drive for additional storage
Cisco Flexible Flash
drives
UCS Storage Accelerators are also available. These PCIe plug-in flash storage
cards provide independent high-speed storage.
The server supports up to two internal 32 GB or two internal 64 GB Cisco Flexible
Flash drives (SD cards).
Interfaces
The second SD card is blank and can be used to mirror the first SD card. It can be
used to protect the Hypervisor Partition with RAID1.
■ Rear panel
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• One DB15 VGA connector
• One RJ45 serial port connector
• Two USB 3.0 port connectors
• One RJ-45 10/100/1000 Ethernet management port, using Cisco Integrated
Management Controller (CIMC) firmware
• Two Intel i350 embedded (on the motherboard) GbE LOM ports
• One flexible modular LAN on motherboard (mLOM) slot that can
accommodate various interface cards
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Various PCIe card ports (dependent on which cards are installed)
• Virtual Interface Card (VIC) ports
• Converged Network Adapter (CNA) ports
• Network Interface Card (NIC) ports
• Host Bus Adapter (HBA) ports
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Power subsystem
Front panel
• One KVM console connector (supplies two USB 2.0 connectors, one VGA
DB15 video connector, and one serial port (RS232) RJ45 connector)
Up to two of the following hot-swappable power supplies:
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650 W (AC)
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1200 W (AC)
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1400 W (AC)
One power supply is mandatory; one more can be added for 1 + 1 redundancy.
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Capability/Feature
Storage controller
Description
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Embedded Software RAID (6 Gbps)
• Embedded SATA-only RAID controller, supporting up to 8 SATA-only drives
(RAID 0, 1), or
• Embedded Software RAID 5 key upgrade, supporting up to 8 SATA-only
drives (RAID 0, 1, 10, 5)
Note that embedded RAID options can be supported only with the version of the
C240 M4 SFF server that has been configured with an 8-drive backplane.
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Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller card with internal SAS connectivity.
• Supports up to 24 internal drives
• Plugs into a dedicated RAID controller slot
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Can be purchased alone, or along with an onboard Flash-Backed Write Cache
(FBWC) upgrade option, as shown in the table below
RAID Card Version
Supported RAID Levels
Onboard FBWC
UCSC-MRAID12G1
JBOD, 0, 1, 10
None
UCSC-MRAID12G-1GB2
JBOD, 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60
1 GB
UCSC-MRAID12G-2GB2
JBOD, 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60
2 GB
UCSC-MRAID12G-4GB2
JBOD, 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60
4 GB
Notes . . .
1. Base RAID controller card (RAID 0, 1, 10 only)
2. FBWC option for base RAID controller card (adding the FBWC option extends the
RAID levels)
WoL
Front Panel
ACPI
Fans
All versions of the UCSC-MRAID12G RAID controller support up to 24 internal SAS
drives on the 24-drive backplane version of the server, up to 16 drives on the
16-drive backplane version, or up to 8 drives on the 8-drive backplane version.
The 1-Gb Base-T Ethernet LAN ports support the wake-on-LAN (WoL) standard.
A front panel controller provides status indications and control buttons
This server supports the advanced configuration and power interface (ACPI) 4.0
standard.
Chassis:
Six hot-swappable fans for front-to-rear cooling
Up to two optional SATA drives can be installed internal to the chassis on riser 1.
The two SATA boot drives are supported only on the 24-drive backplane chassis
version and are managed in AHCI mode, using OS-based software RAID.
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Boot drives
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Capability/Feature
Storage controller
Description
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Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA with internal SAS connectivity
• Supports up to 24 internal drives
• Is compatible with all backplane versions (8-, 16-, and 24-drive
backplanes)
• Plugs into a dedicated PCIe slot at the rear of the server (slot 1 of riser 1)
• Supports JBOD only, not RAID, as shown in the below table.
HBA Card Version
Supported RAID Levels
UCSC-SAS12GHBA
JBOD only
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Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBA with external SAS connectivity
• Provides 8 external SAS ports
• Plugs into a PCIe slot at the rear of the server
• No FBWC (cache) or cache power backup
Embedded NIC
Modular LAN on
Motherboard
(mLOM) slot
• SAS 3.0 compliant
Two embedded (on the motherboard) Intel i350 GbE ports, supporting the
following:
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Pre-Execution Boot (PXE boot)
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iSCSI boot
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Checksum and segmentation offload
■ NIC teaming
The mLOM slot can flexibly accommodate the following cards:
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Cisco Virtual Interface Cards (VIC)
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Quad Port Intel i350 1GbE RJ45 Network Interface Card (NIC)
NOTE: The four Intel i350 ports are provided on an optional card
that plugs into the mLOM slot, and are separate from the two embedded
(on the motherboard) LAN ports
Integrated
management
processor
Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) running Cisco Integrated Management
Controller (CIMC) firmware.
Depending on your CIMC settings, the CIMC can be accessed through the 1-GbE
dedicated management port, the 1-GbE LOM ports, or a Cisco virtual interface
card (VIC).
Notes . . .
1. NCSI = Network Communications Services Interface protocol. An NCSI slot is powered even when the server is in
standby power mode.
2. The drives are available as both self-encrypted drives (SED) and non self-encrypted drives.
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Follow these steps to configure the Cisco UCS C240 M4 High-Density SFF Rack Server:
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STEP 1 VERIFY SERVER SKU, page 16
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STEP 2 SELECT RISER CARDS (OPTIONAL), page 17
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STEP 3 SELECT CPU(s), page 18
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STEP 4 SELECT MEMORY, page 21
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STEP 5 SELECT RAID CONTROLLERS, page 27
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STEP 6 SELECT HARD DISK DRIVES (HDDs) or SOLID STATE DRIVES (SSDs), page 39
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STEP 7 SELECT SED HARD DISK DRIVES (HDDs) or SOLID STATE DRIVES (SSDs), page 44
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STEP 8 SELECT PCIe OPTION CARD(s), page 47
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STEP 9 ORDER OPTIONAL NETWORK CARD ACCESSORIES, page 52
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STEP 10 ORDER GPU CARDS AND GPU POWER CABLES (OPTIONAL), page 57
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STEP 11 ORDER POWER SUPPLY, page 60
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STEP 12 SELECT AC POWER CORD(s), page 61
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STEP 13 ORDER TOOL-LESS RAIL KIT AND OPTIONAL REVERSIBLE CABLE MANAGEMENT
ARM, page 64
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STEP 14 SELECT NIC MODE (OPTIONAL), page 65
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STEP 15 ORDER A TRUSTED PLATFORM MODULE (OPTIONAL), page 66
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STEP 16 ORDER CISCO FLEXIBLE FLASH SD CARD MODULE (OPTIONAL), page 68
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STEP 17 ORDER OPTIONAL USB 3.0 DRIVE, page 69
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STEP 18 SELECT OPERATING SYSTEM AND VALUE-ADDED SOFTWARE, page 70
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STEP 19 SELECT OPERATING SYSTEM MEDIA KIT, page 73
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STEP 20 SELECT SERVICE and SUPPORT LEVEL, page 74
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OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER RACK(s), page 79
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OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER PDU, page 80
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STEP 1
VERIFY SERVER SKU
Select one server product ID (PID) from Table 2.
Table 2 PID of the C240 M4 High-Density SFF Rack Base Server
Product ID (PID)
Description
UCSC-C240-M4SX
UCS C240 M4 SFF, no CPU, memory, HDD, SSD, PCIe cards, tool-less rail kit, or
power supply, with 24-drive backplane with SAS expander
UCSC-C240-M4S2
UCS C240 M4 SFF, no CPU, memory, HDD, SSD, PCIe cards, tool-less rail kit, or
power supply, with 16-drive backplane with SAS expander
UCSC-C240-M4S
UCS C240 M4 SFF, no CPU, memory, HDD, SSD, PCIe cards, tool-less rail kit, or
power supply, with 8-drive backplane with no SAS expander
UCSC-C240-M4SNEBS
UCS C240M4 NEBS SFF 16 HDD, no expander, CPU, memory, HDD, PCIe cards,
power supply, or rail kit1
Notes . . .
1. See NEBS Compliance, page 106 for more details.
The Cisco UCS C240 M4 server:
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Includes either a 24-, 16-, or 8-drive backplane.
NOTE: Embedded Software RAID can only be used with the 8-drive
backplane version of the server.
The Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller and Cisco 12 Gbps Modular
SAS HBA can be used with any backplane version.
NOTE: The C240 M4 SFF server hard drive backplane is not field
upgradeable. This means, for example, that you cannot "upgrade" from
the 8-drive backplane version to the 16-drive or 24-drive backplane
version or from the 16-drive backplane version to the 24-drive backplane
version. Likewise, the backplane is not field “downgradeable.”
■
Does not include power supply, CPU, memory, hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives
(SSDs), boot drives, SD cards, riser 1, riser 2, tool-less rail kit, or 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
SELECT RISER CARDS (OPTIONAL)
There are two optional riser cards, riser card 1 and 2. There are three options for riser card 1.
Order one riser card 1 from Table 3 and one riser 2 card from Table 4. Riser card 1 is the one on
the left when viewed from the back of the server and riser card 2 is on the right.
Table 3 Riser 1 Options
Product ID (PID)
Description
UCSC-PCI-1A-240M4
C240 M4 PCIe Riser 1 Assy (option A)
(2 PCIe slots: 1x8 and 1x16 GPU capable)
UCSC-PCI-1B-240M4
C240 M4 PCIe Riser 1 Assy (option B)
(3 PCIe slots: 3x8)
UCSC-PCI-1C-240M4
C240 M4 PCIe Riser 1 Assy (option C)
(2 PCIe slots: 1x8 and 1x16 plus connectors for 2 SATA boot drives)
The selection of riser card 1 determines the number and type of PCIe cards and SATA boot drives
supported in the riser.
Table 4 Riser 2 Options
Product ID (PID)
UCSC-PCI-2-C240M4
Description
PCIe Riser Board (Riser 2) for C240 M4 (3 slots: 2x8 and 1x16)
NOTE: If no riser is selected, a riser blanking panel will be installed. You will not be
able to install any PCIe cards without a riser selected
For additional details, see Riser Card Configuration and Options, page 92.
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STEP 3
SELECT CPU(s)
The standard CPU features are:
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■
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Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 and v4 series processor family CPUs
Intel C610 series chipset
Cache size of up to 55 MB
Select CPUs
The available CPUs are listed in Table 5.
Table 5 Available Intel CPUs
Product ID (PID)
Intel
Number
Clock
Freq
(GHz)
Power
(W)
Cache
Size
(MB)
Cores
QPI
Highest
DDR4 DIMM
Clock
Support
(MHz)1
E5-2600 v4 Series Processor Family CPUs
UCS-CPU-E52699AE
E5-2699A v4
2.40
145
55
22
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52699E
E5-2699 v4
2.20
145
55
22
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52698E
E5-2698 v4
2.20
135
50
20
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52697AE
E5-2697A v4
2.60
145
40
16
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52697E
E5-2697 v4
2.30
145
45
18
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52695E
E5-2695 v4
2.10
120
45
18
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52690E
E5-2690 v4
2.60
135
35
14
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52683E
E5-2683 v4
2.10
120
40
16
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52680E
E5-2680 v4
2.40
120
35
14
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52667E
E5-2667 v4
3.20
135
25
8
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52660E
E5-2660 v4
2.00
105
35
14
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52650E
E5-2650 v4
2.20
105
30
12
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52650LE
E5-2650L v4
1.70
65
35
14
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52643E
E5-2643 v4
3.40
135
20
6
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52640E
E5-2640 v4
2.40
90
25
10
8.0 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52637E
E5-2637 v4
3.50
135
15
4
9.6 GT/s
2400
UCS-CPU-E52630E
E5-2630 v4
2.20
85
25
10
8/0 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52630LE
E5-2630L v4
1.80
55
25
10
8.0 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52623E
E5-2623 v4
2.60
85
10
4
8.0 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52620E
E5-2620 v4
2.10
85
20
8
8.0 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52609E
E5-2609 v4
1.70
85
20
8
6.4 GT/s
1866
UCS-CPU-E52658E
E5-2658 v4
2.30
105
35
14
9.6 GT/s
2400
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Table 5 Available Intel CPUs
Product ID (PID)
Intel
Number
Clock
Freq
(GHz)
Power
(W)
Cache
Size
(MB)
Cores
QPI
Highest
DDR4 DIMM
Clock
Support
(MHz)1
E5-2600 v3 Series Processor Family CPUs
UCS-CPU-E52699D
E5-2699 v3
2.30
145
45
18
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52698D
E5-2698 v3
2.30
135
40
16
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52697D
E5-2697 v3
2.60
145
35
14
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52695D
E5-2695 v3
2.30
120
35
14
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52690D
E5-2690 v3
2.60
135
30
12
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52683D
E5-2683 v3
2.00
120
35
14
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52680D
E5-2680 v3
2.50
120
30
12
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52670D
E5-2670 v3
2.30
120
30
12
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52667D
E5-2667 v3
3.20
135
20
8
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52660D
E5-2660 v3
2.60
105
25
10
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52658D
E5-2658 v3
2.20
105
30
12
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52650D
E5-2650 v3
2.30
105
25
10
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52650LD
E5-2650L v3
1.80
65
30
12
9.6 GT/s
1866
UCS-CPU-E52643D
E5-2643 v3
3.40
135
20
6
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52640D
E5-2640 v3
2.60
90
20
8
8.0 GT/s
1866
UCS-CPU-E52637D
E5-2637 v3
3.50
135
15
4
9.6 GT/s
2133
UCS-CPU-E52630D
E5-2630 v3
2.40
85
20
8
8.0 GT/s
1866
UCS-CPU-E52630LD
E5-2630L v3
1.80
55
20
8
8.0 GT/s
1866
UCS-CPU-E52623D
E5-2623 v3
3.00
105
10
4
8.0 GT/s
1866
UCS-CPU-E52620D
E5-2620 v3
2.40
85
15
6
8.0 GT/s
1866
UCS-CPU-E52609D2
E5-2609 v3
1.90
85
15
6
6.4 GT/s
1600
Notes . . .
1. If higher or lower speed DIMMs are selected 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.
2. The E5-2609 v3 CPU does not support Intel Hyper-Threading or Intel Turbo Boost technologies.
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Approved Configurations
(1) 1-CPU configurations:
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Select any one CPU listed in Table 5 on page 18.
(2) 2-CPU Configurations:
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Select two identical CPUs from any one of the rows of Table 5 on page 18.
Caveats
■
You can select either one processor or two identical processors.
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The selection of 1 or 2 CPUs depends on the desired server functionality. See the following
sections:
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STEP 4 SELECT MEMORY, page 21 (memory mirroring section)
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Table 11 on page 33 (RAID support table)
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STEP 6 SELECT HARD DISK DRIVES (HDDs) or SOLID STATE DRIVES (SSDs), page 39
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STEP 8 SELECT PCIe OPTION CARD(s), page 47
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ORDER GPU CARDS AND GPU POWER CABLES (OPTIONAL), page 57
See NEBS Compliance, page 106 for complete information on Network Equipment Building
Standards (NEBS) support for a C240 M4 configured with 1 CPU or 2 CPUs.
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STEP 4
SELECT MEMORY
The standard memory features are:
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■
—
Clock speed: 2400 or 2133 MHz
—
Ranks per DIMM: 1, 2, or 4
—
Operational voltage: 1.2 V
—
Registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs (RDIMMs) or load-reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)
Memory is organized with four memory channels per CPU, with up to three DIMMs per
channel, as shown in Figure 7.
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 3
Slot 2
Slot 1
C240 M4 SFF Memory Organization
Slot 1
Figure 7
DIMMs
A1
A2
A3
E3
E2
E1
Chan A
B1
B2
Chan E
B3
Chan B
C1
C2
CPU 2
Chan C
D1
D2
F2
F1
G3
G2
G1
H3
H2
H1
Chan F
CPU 1
C3
F3
Chan G
D3
Chan D
Chan H
24 DIMMS
1.5 TB maximum memory (with 64 GB DIMMs)
4 memory channels per CPU,
up to 3 DIMMs per channel
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Select DIMMs and Memory Mirroring
Select the memory configuration and whether or not you want the memory mirroring option.
The available memory DIMMs and mirroring option are listed in Table 6.
NOTE: When memory mirroring is enabled, the memory subsystem simultaneously
writes identical data to two 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 6 Available DDR4 DIMMs
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Voltage
Ranks
/DIMM
2400-MHz DIMM Options
UCS-ML-1X644RV-A
64GB DDR4-2400-MHz LRDIMM/PC4-19200/quad rank/x4
1.2 V
4
UCS-ML-1X324RV-A
32GB DDR4-2400-MHz LRDIMM/PC4-19200/quad rank/x4
1.2 V
4
UCS-MR-1X322RV-A
32GB DDR4-2400-MHz RDIMM/PC4-19200/dual rank/x4
1.2 V
2
UCS-MR-1X162RV-A
16GB DDR4-2400-MHz RDIMM/PC4-19200/dual rank/x4
1.2 V
2
UCS-MR-1X161RV-A
16GB DDR4-2400-MHz RDIMM/PC4-19200/single rank/x4
1.2 V
1
UCS-MR-1X081RV-A
8 GB DDR4-2400-MHz RDIMM/PC4-19200/single rank/x4
1.2 V
1
2133-MHz DIMM Options
UCS-MR-1X648RU-A1, 2
64GB DDR4-2133-MHz TSV-RDIMM/PC4-17000/octal rank/x4
1.2 V
8
UCS-MR-1X322RU-A
32GB DDR4-2133-MHz RDIMM/PC4-17000/dual rank/x4
1.2 V
2
UCS-ML-1X324RU-A
32GB DDR4-2133-MHz LRDIMM/PC4-17000/quad rank/x4
1.2 V
4
UCS-MR-1X162RU-A
16GB DDR4-2133-MHz RDIMM/PC4-17000/dual rank/x4
1.2 V
2
UCS-MR-1X081RU-A
8GB DDR4-2133-MHz RDIMM/PC4-17000/single rank/x4
1.2 V
1
Memory Mirroring Option
N01-MMIRROR
Memory mirroring option
Notes . . .
1. Power capping is not supported when using 64GB TSV-RDIMMS.
2. NVIDIA GPUs can support only less than 1 TB of total memory in the server. Do not install more than fourteen
64-GB DIMMs when using an NVIDIA GPU card in this server.
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Approved Configurations
(1) 1-CPU configuration without memory mirroring:
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Select from 1 to 12 DIMMs. Refer to Memory Population Rules, page 85, for more detailed
information.
(2) 1-CPU configuration with memory mirroring:
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Total
Number
of
DIMMs
Select 2, 4, 6, 8, or 12 identical DIMMs. The DIMMs will be placed by the factory as shown in
the following table.
CPU 1 DIMM Placement in Channels
(for identical dual-rank DIMMs for 3DPC or identical quad-rank DIMMs for 2DPC)
Blue Slots
Black Slots
White Slots
2
(A1, B1)
—
—
4
(A1,B1); (C1,D1)
—
—
8
(A1,B1); (C1,D1)
(A2,B2); (C2,D2)
12
(A1,B1); (C1,D1)
(A2,B2); (C2,D2)
■
(A3,B3); (C3,D3)
Select the memory mirroring option (N01-MMIRROR) as shown in Table 6 on page 22.
(3) 2-CPU configuration without memory mirroring:
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Select from 1 to 12 DIMMs per CPU. Refer to Memory Population Rules, page 85, for more
detailed information.
(4) 2-CPU configuration with memory mirroring:
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Number
of
DIMMs
per CPU
Select 2, 4, 6, 8, or 12 identical DIMMs per CPU. The DIMMs will be placed by the factory as
shown in the following table.
CPU 1 DIMM Placement in Channels
(for identical dual-rank DIMMs for 3DPC or
identical quad-rank DIMMs for 2DPC)
CPU 2 DIMM Placement in Channels
(for identical dual-rank DIMMs for 3DPC or
identical quad-rank DIMMs for 2DPC)
Blue Slots
Black Slots
White Slots
Blue Slots
Black Slots
White Slots
2
(A1, B1)
—
—
(E1, F1)
—
—
4
(A1,B1);
(C1,D1)
—
—
(E1,F1);
(G1,H1)
—
—
8
(A1,B1);
(C1,D1)
(A2,B2);
(C2,D2)
—
(E1,F1);
(G1,H1)
(E2,F2);
(G2,H2)
—
12
(A1,B1);
(C1,D1)
(A2,B2);
(C2,D2)
(A3, B3)
(C3, D3)
(E1,F1);
(G1,H1)
(E2,F2);
(G2,H2)
(E3,F3);
(G3,H3)
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Select the memory mirroring option (N01-MMIRROR) as shown in Table 6 on page 22.
NOTE: System performance is optimized when the DIMM type and quantity are equal
for both CPUs, and when all channels are filled equally across the CPUs in the server.
Caveats
■
System speed is dependent on how many DIMMs are populated per channel and the CPU
DIMM speed support. See Table 7 for details.
Table 7 2133-MHz DIMM Memory Speeds with Different CPUs
1600-MHz Capable CPU 1866-MHz Capable CPU 2133-MHz Capable CPU
DIMM Speed DPC
2133 DIMM
LRDIMM
(QR)
RDIMM
LRDIMM
(8R, DR, SR) (QR)
RDIMM
LRDIMM
(8R, DR, SR) (QR)
RDIMM (8R, DR, SR)
1DPC
1600
1600
1866
1866
2133
2133
2DPC
1600
1600
1866
1866
2133
2133
3DPC
1600
1600
1600
1600
1866
1866
(32 GB RDIMMs and
16 GB DIMMs)
1600
(64 GB TSV RDIMMs,
8 GB RDIMMs)
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Table 8 2400-MHz DIMM Memory Speeds with Different v4 CPUs
DIMM and CPU
Frequencies
LRDIMM
(QRx4) 64 GB1
RDIMM
(2Rx4) 32 GB
LRDIMM
(QRx4) 32 GB1
RDIMM
(SRx4) 16 GB
RDIMM
(SRx4) 8 GB
1.2 V
1.2 V
1.2 V
1.2 V
1.2 V
1DPC
2400 MHz
2400 MHz
2400 MHz
2400 MHz
2400 MHz
2DPC
2400 MHz
2400 MHz
2400 MHz
2400 MHz
2400 MHz
3DPC
2133 MHz
1866 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
1DPC
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2DPC
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
3DPC
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
1600 MHz
1DPC
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
2DPC
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
3DPC
1866 MHz
1600 MHz
1866 MHz
1600 MHz
1600 MHz
DPC
DIMM = 2400 MHz
CPU = 2400 MHz
DIMM = 2400 MHz
CPU = 2133 MHz
DIMM = 2400 MHz
CPU = 1866 MHz
Notes . . .
1. Available at a future date
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The C240 M4 server supports four different memory reliability, availability, and
serviceability (RAS) modes:
—
Independent Channel Mode
—
Mirrored Channel Mode
—
Lockstep Channel Mode
Below are the system level RAS Mode combination limitations:
—
Mixing of Independent and Lockstep channel mode is not allowed per platform.
—
Mixing of Non-Mirrored and Mirrored mode is not allowed per platform.
—
Mixing of Lockstep and Mirrored mode is not allowed per platform.
■
Do not mix RDIMMs with LRDIMMs
■
Do not mix 64GB DDR4-2133-MHz TSV-RDIMMs with any other DIMMs
■
Single-rank DIMMs can be mixed with dual-rank DIMMs in the same channel
■
Do not mix quad-rank DIMMs with single- or dual-rank DIMMs in the same channel
■
For best performance, observe the following:
—
DIMMs with different timing parameters can be installed on different slots within the
same channel, but only timings that support the slowest DIMM will be applied to all.
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As a consequence, faster DIMMs will be operated at timings supported by the slowest
DIMM populated.
—
When one DIMM is used, it must be populated in DIMM slot 1 (farthest away from the
CPU) of a given channel.
—
When single, dual or quad rank DIMMs are populated for 2DPC or 3DPC, always
populate the higher number rank DIMM first (starting from the farthest slot). For a
3DPC example, first populate with quad-rank DIMMs in the DIMM slot 1. Then
dual-rank DIMMs in the DIMM 2 slot. Then single-rank DIMMs in the DIMM 3slot.
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DIMMs for CPU 1 and CPU 2 (when populated) must always be configured identically.
■
When using mirroring, DIMMs must be installed in identical pairs across paired DDR4 buses.
That is, mirrored pairs in channels A and B must be identical and pairs in channels C and D
must be identical. However, the DIMMs used in channels A and B can be different from those
in channels C and D.
■
Memory mirroring reduces the amount of available memory by 50% (quantity of DIMMs must
be even for mirroring).
■
Non-ECC DIMMs are not supported.
■
Cisco memory from previous generation servers (DDR3) is not compatible with this server
For more information regarding memory, see CPUs and DIMMs, page 84.
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STEP 5
SELECT RAID CONTROLLERS
RAID Controller Options (internal HDD/SSD support)
Embedded Software RAID
You can choose either the default embedded software RAID or the embedded software RAID 5
key upgrade.
■
The default RAID configuration is embedded software RAID, which supports SATA HDDs (RAID
0, 1, 10).
■
The embedded software RAID 5 key upgrade supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10.
NOTE: The embedded software RAID in the Intel chipset hub is split into two, SATA
and sSATA (secondary SATA). They are seen as separate software RAID controllers and
are configurable separately. For more details, see Embedded SATA RAID: Two SATA
Controllers, page 94.
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID Controller
You can choose the Cisco 12G SAS RAID controller, which plugs into a dedicated RAID controller card slot.
This RAID controller supports RAID 0, 1, 10 (without the FBWC option) and supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50,
60 (with the FBWC option).
NOTE: The number of RAID groups (virtual drives) supported per RAID controller is
as follows:
■
Embedded RAID = 8
■
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller = 64
SAS HBA (internal HDD/SSD/JBOD support)
Instead of a RAID controller, you can choose a SAS HBA for internal JBOD drive connectivity
(non-RAID):
■
Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA, which plugs into a dedicated RAID controller slot.
SAS HBA (external JBOD support)
In addition to a RAID controller or JBOD controller for internal drives, you can choose the
following SAS HBA for external JBOD drive connectivity (non-RAID):
■
Cisco 9300-8e 12G SAS HBA (provides 8 SAS ports for external JBOD connectivity).
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NOTE: The UCSC-C240-M4SX (24-drive server) and UCSC-C240-M4S2 (16-drive server)
do not support the default embedded software RAID or the embedded software RAID
5 key upgrade (UCSC-SWRAID5), which is installed on the motherboard. The only
drive controller support available for the 24-drive or 16-drive versions is through the
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller (provides RAID control) or the Cisco 12 Gbps
Modular SAS HBA (provides JBOD control) for internal drives. The only RAID support
available for the 8-drive version is through the Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller
for internal drives, the Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA, embedded software RAID, or
the embedded software RAID 5 key upgrade.
RAID Volumes and Groups
When creating each RAID volume, follow these guidelines:
■
Use the same capacity for each drive in each RAID volume
■
For embedded software RAID or the embedded software RAID 5 key upgrade:
■
—
Use only SATA HDDs
—
Embedded software RAID has two ports and each port can control 4 drives, for 8
drives total.
—
Each set of 4 SATA HDDs for a port must be in separate RAID volumes.
—
You cannot mix drives across ports to create a RAID volume.
—
For more details, see Embedded SATA RAID: Two SATA Controllers, page 94.
For the Cisco 12G SAS modular RAID controller upgrade:
—
Use either all SAS HDDs, or all SAS SSDs, or all SATA SSDs in each RAID volume
The number of RAID groups (virtual drives) supported per RAID controller is as follows:
■
Embedded RAID = 8
■
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller = 64
Select Controller Options
Select as follows (these choices are dependent on the backplane used (24-drive, 16-drive, or
8-drive backplane)):
■
For a 24-drive backplane system, select one of the following:
—
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller from Table 10 on page 31, or
—
Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBA option (JBOD support only for external drives) from
Table 10 on page 31, or
—
Mixed controllers:
• One Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller or one Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA
from Table 10 on page 31, and
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• One or two Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBAs (JBOD support only for external drives)
from Table 10 on page 31
—
Dual HBAs:
• Two Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBAs (JBOD support only for external drives) from
Table 10 on page 31
Select an appropriate optional RAID configuration listed in Table 10 on page 31 (note
that the Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA supports JBOD only and is not a RAID
controller).
■
For a 16-drive backplane system, select one of the following:
—
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller or the Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA from
Table 10 on page 31, or
—
Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBA upgrade option from Table 10 on page 31, or
—
Mixed controllers:
• One Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller or the Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA
from Table 10 on page 31, and
• One or two Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBAs (JBOD support only for external drives)
from Table 10 on page 31
—
Dual HBAs:
• Two Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBAs (JBOD support only for external drives) from
Table 10 on page 31
Select an appropriate optional RAID configuration listed in Table 10 on page 31.
■
For an 8-drive backplane system, select one of the following:
—
Embedded software RAID (this is the default if no other selection is made), or
—
Embedded software RAID 5 key upgrade option for internal drives (see Table 9), or
—
Cisco 12G SAS modular RAID controller or the Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA (see
Table 10 on page 31), or
—
Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBA upgrade option from Table 10 on page 31, or
—
Mixed controllers:
• One Cisco 12G SAS modular RAID controller or the Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS
HBA, and
• One or two Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBAs for external SAS JBOD/enclosure
connectivity support (see Table 10 on page 31).
—
Dual HBAs:
• Two Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBAs (JBOD support only for external drives) from
Table 10 on page 31
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NOTE: Mixing the Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBA in the same server as the Cisco 12
Gbps Modular SAS HBA requires the following firmware levels:
■
Cisco IMC/BIOS 2.0(8) or later
■
Cisco UCS Manager 2.2(6) or later (for integrated servers only)
For the Cisco 12G SAS modular RAID controller upgrade, select an appropriate optional RAID
configuration listed in Table 10 on page 31
NOTE: The Cisco 12G SAS modular RAID controller can be ordered with or without an
optional FBWC (cache). The FBWC option backs up the RAID controller write cache.
The FBWC is available in 1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB sizes. See Table 10 on page 31 for
details.
NOTE: For all valid combinations of embedded RAID and internal/external controller
combinations, see RAID Details, page 90.
Table 9 shows the product ID for the C240 M4 server entry-level RAID solution. This RAID option is
accomplished with embedded software that supports a limited number of drives, operating systems, and
virtualized environments. For a more comprehensive enterprise RAID solution, choose the Cisco 12G SAS
modular RAID controller listed in Table 10.
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Table 9 Entry Level RAID Solution
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Embedded Software RAID 5 Key Upgrade
UCSC-SWRAID5
Embedded Software RAID 5 key upgrade, consisting of a storage controller unit
(SCU) module that plugs into a 2-pin header on the motherboard, supporting
up to eight internal SATA only HDDs. See Embedded SATA RAID: Two SATA
Controllers, page 94. This module upgrades the embedded software RAID
controller option to add RAID 5. This option supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 and
operates at 6 Gbps. Operating systems supported are Windows and Linux only
(no VMware support).
VMware ESX/ESXi or any other virtualized environments (such as Hyper-V, Xen,
or KVM) are not supported for use with the embedded software RAID
controller.
Table 10 Hardware Controller Options
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Controllers for Internal Drives
Note that if the following Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller or Cisco 12Gbps Modular SAS HBA
controller is selected, it is factory-installed in the dedicated internal slot.
UCSC-MRAID12G
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID Controller
■
UCSC-SAS12GHBA
Supports up to 24 internal SAS HDDs and SAS/SATA SSDs
■
Supports JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 10 (with no FBWC option chosen) and has the
ability to also support RAID 5, 6 if a Flash-Backed Write cache upgrade is
chosen (shown below in this table)
■
SED drives are compatible with only with the combination of a
UCSC-MRAID12G RAID controller along with one of the flash-back write
cache modules (UCSC-MRAID12G-1GB, UCSC-MRAID12G-2GB, or
UCSC-MRAID12G-4GB).
■
For all self-encrypting drives (SED), standalone Management (CIMC) is
supported for configuring and managing local keys (UCSM is not
supported). For now, SED drives are managed with local key management
only. In the future, third-party key management will be supported.
Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA
■
■
Supports up to 24 internal SAS HDDs and SAS/SATA SSDs
Supports JBOD mode only (no RAID functionality. Ideal for SDS (Software
Defined Storage) applications. It is also ideal for environments demanding
the highest IOPs (for external SSD attach), where a RAID controller can be
an I/O bottleneck.
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Table 10 Hardware Controller Options (continued)
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCSC-PSAS12GHBA1
Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA
■
■
■
Supports up to 24 internal SAS HDDs and SAS/SATA SSDs
Supports JBOD mode only (no RAID functionality. Ideal for SDS (Software
Defined Storage) applications. It is also ideal for environments demanding
the highest IOPs (for external SSD attach), where a RAID controller can be
an I/O bottleneck.
Same functionality as UCSC-SAS12GHBA, but vendor is Microsemi
Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC) Upgrade Options for Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller
UCSC-MRAID12G-1GB
1 GB FBWC, which includes a 1 GB MB memory plus a SuperCap for write cache
backup. Supports JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, and 60.
UCSC-MRAID12G-2GB
2 GB FBWC, which includes a 2 GB MB memory plus a SuperCap for write cache
backup. Supports JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, and 60.
UCSC-MRAID12G-4GB
4 GB FBWC, which includes a 4 GB MB memory plus a SuperCap for write cache
backup. Supports JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, and 60.
SAS HBA for External JBOD Attach
Two SFF8644 mini-SAS HD connectors on this card are accessible at the rear of the chassis.
UCSC-SAS9300-8E
Cisco 12G 9300-8e 12G SAS HBA for external JBOD attach
■
Supports external JBOD using x8 wide SAS ports
NOTE: For Cisco 9300-8e 12G SAS HBA external drive enclosure
support, see the enclosure section of the compatibility list at the
following link:
http://tinyurl.com/pp83xyk
Customers should contact their storage vendor for technical support
related to external JBOD enclosures.
RAID Configuration Options (not available for Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA or embedded software RAID)
R2XX-SRAID0
Enable Single Disk Raid 0 Setting
R2XX-RAID0
Factory preconfigured RAID striping option
Enable RAID 0 Setting. Requires a minimum of one hard drive.
R2XX-RAID1
Factory preconfigured RAID mirroring option
Enable RAID 1 Setting. Requires exactly two drives with the same size, speed,
capacity.
R2XX-RAID5
Factory preconfigured RAID option
Enable RAID 5 Setting. Requires a minimum of three drives of the same size,
speed, capacity.
R2XX-RAID6
Factory preconfigured RAID option
Enable RAID 6 Setting. Requires a minimum of four drives of the same size,
speed, capacity.
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Notes . . .
1. Supports higher IOPS
NOTE: Although RAID levels 50 and 60 are not orderable from the factory, they are
supported for selected controllers as shown in Table 10
Approved Configurations
The C240 M4 SFF server can be ordered as a UCSC-C240-M4SX (24-drive backplane with SAS
expander), a UCSC-C240-M4S2 (16-drive backplane with SAS expander), or UCSC-C240-M4S
(8-drive backplane with no SAS expander).
■
The embedded software RAID (default) supports up to 8 internal SATA HDDs with RAID 0, 1,
10 support.
■
The embedded software RAID 5 upgrade key option supports up to 8 internal SATA HDDs with
RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 support.
■
The Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller upgrade option supports up to 24 internal drives
with up to RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60 support (with FBWC option chosen).
■
The Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA supports up to 24 internal drives with JBOD support.
■
The Cisco 9300-8e 12G SAS HBA supports up to 8 external SAS ports with JBOD support.
See Table 11 for a summary of the supported controller configuration options.
Table 11 Supported Controller Configurations
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID
Controller or
Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS
Cisco
HBA2
# Embedded (only one can be installed at 9300-8E # Drives
Server
12G SAS Supported
CPUs
RAID1
a time)
HBA3
Cisco 12G SAS
Cisco 12G
Modular RAID Modular SAS
Controller
HBA
C240
M4
SFF
24
HDD
RAID Support
Internal
Drive
Types
Allowed
24
internal
0,1,10,5,6,50,60
(for 12G SAS) or SAS HDDs,
JBOD
SAS/SATA
(for Modular SAS
SSDs
HBA)
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1
Not
allowed
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Card
absent
Only one of the above can
be installed at a time
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Table 11 Supported Controller Configurations (continued)
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID
Controller or
Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS
Cisco
HBA2
9300-8E
Embedded
#
# Drives
(only one can be installed at
Server
12G SAS Supported
CPUs
RAID1
a time)
HBA3
Cisco 12G SAS
Cisco 12G
Modular RAID Modular SAS
Controller
HBA
C240
M4
SFF
24
HDD
C240
M4
SFF
24
HDD
1
1
Not
allowed
Not
allowed
Card absent
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Card absent
Installed
slot 1, 2,
or 3
Installed
Installed
in dedicated slot 1, 2,
slot
or 3
0 internal
1024
external
24
internal
1024
external
RAID Support
Internal
Drive
Types
Allowed
JBOD
None
0,1,10,5,6,50,60
(for 12G SAS) or
SAS HDDs,
JBOD
SAS/SATA
(for Modular SAS
SSDs
HBA) and JBOD
(for 9300)
Only one of the above can
be installed at a time
C240
M4
SFF
24
HDD
2
Not
allowed
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Installed
in dedicated
slot
0,1,10,5,6,50,60
(for 12G SAS) or SAS HDDs,
JBOD
SAS/SATA
(for Modular SAS
SSDs
HBA)
Card
absent
24
internal
Installed
any slot
0 internal
1024
external
Installed
any slot
24
internal
1024
external
0,1,10,5,6,50,60
(for 12G SAS) or
SAS HDDs,
JBOD
SAS/SATA
(for Modular SAS
SSDs
HBA) and JBOD
(for 9300)
16
internal
0,1,10,5,6,50,60
(for 12G SAS) or SAS HDDs,
JBOD
SAS/SATA
(for Modular SAS
SSDs
HBA)
Only one of the above can
be installed at a time
C240
M4
SFF
24
HDD
C240
M4
SFF
24
HDD
2
2
Not
allowed
Not
allowed
Card absent
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Card absent
Installed
in dedicated
slot
JBOD
None
Only one of the above can
be installed at a time
C240
M4
SFF
16
HDD
34
1
Not
allowed
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Card
absent
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Table 11 Supported Controller Configurations (continued)
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID
Controller or
Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS
Cisco
HBA2
9300-8E
Embedded
#
# Drives
(only one can be installed at
Server
12G SAS Supported
CPUs
RAID1
a time)
HBA3
Cisco 12G SAS
Cisco 12G
Modular RAID Modular SAS
Controller
HBA
RAID Support
Internal
Drive
Types
Allowed
JBOD
None
Only one of the above can
be installed at a time
C240
M4
SFF
16
HDD
C240
M4
SFF
16
HDD
1
1
Not
allowed
Not
allowed
Card absent
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Card absent
Installed 0 internal
slot 1, 2,
1024
or 3
external
16
internal
1024
external
0,1,10,5,6,50,60
(for 12G SAS) or
SAS HDDs,
JBOD
SAS/SATA
(for Modular SAS
SSDs
HBA) and JBOD
(for 9300)
Card
absent
16
internal
0,1,10,5,6,50,60
(for 12G SAS) or SAS HDDs,
JBOD
SAS/SATA
(for Modular SAS
SSDs
HBA)
Installed
any slot
0 internal
1024
external
Installed
any slot
16
internal
1024
external
Installed
Installed
in dedicated slot 1, 2,
slot
or 3
Only one of the above can
be installed at a time
C240
M4
SFF
16
HDD
2
Not
allowed
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Only one of the above can
be installed at a time
C240
M4
SFF
16
HDD
C240
M4
SFF
16
HDD
2
2
Not
allowed
Not
allowed
Card absent
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Card absent
Installed
in dedicated
slot
JBOD
None
0,1,10,5,6,50,60
(for 12G SAS) or
SAS HDDs,
JBOD
SAS/SATA
(for Modular SAS
SSDs
HBA) and JBOD
(for 9300)
Only one of the above can
be installed at a time
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Table 11 Supported Controller Configurations (continued)
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID
Controller or
Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS
Cisco
HBA2
9300-8E
Embedded
#
# Drives
(only one can be installed at
Server
12G SAS Supported
CPUs
RAID1
a time)
HBA3
Cisco 12G SAS
Cisco 12G
Modular RAID Modular SAS
Controller
HBA
C240
M4
SFF
8 HDD
C240
M4
SFF
8 HDD
1
1
Enabled
Not allowed
Not allowed
Not
allowed
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Installed
in dedicated
slot
RAID Support
Internal
Drive
Types
Allowed
0, 1, 10
(default) or
0, 1, 10, 5
(RAID 5 key
upgrade)
SATA
HDDs
Not
allowed
8 internal
Card
absent
0,1,10,5,6,50,60
(for 12G SAS) or SAS HDDs,
JBOD
SAS/SATA
8 internal
(for Modular SAS
SSDs
HBA)
Only one of the above can
be installed at a time
C240
M4
SFF
8 HDD
C240
M4
SFF
8 HDD
1
1
Not
allowed
Not
allowed
Installed 0 internal
slot 1, 2,
1024
or 3
external
Card absent
Card absent
JBOD
None
Installed
in dedicated
slot
0,1,10,5,6,50,60
(for 12G SAS) or
Installed
Installed 8 internal
SAS HDDs,
JBOD
in dedicated slot 1, 2,
1024
SAS/SATA
(for Modular SAS
slot
or 3
external
SSDs
HBA) and JBOD
(for 9300)
Only one of the above can
be installed at a time
C240
M4
SFF
8 HDD
C240
M4
SFF
8 HDD
2
2
Enabled
Not allowed
Not allowed
Not
allowed
Installed
in dedicated
slot
Installed
in dedicated
slot
0, 1, 10
(default) or
0, 1, 10, 5
(RAID 5 key
upgrade)
Not
allowed
8 internal
SATA only
SATA
HDDs
Card
absent
0,1,10,5,6,50,60
(for 12G SAS) or SAS HDDs,
JBOD
SAS/SATA
8 internal
(for Modular SAS
SSDs
HBA)
Only one of the above can
be installed at a time
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Table 11 Supported Controller Configurations (continued)
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID
Controller or
Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS
Cisco
HBA2
9300-8E
Embedded
#
# Drives
(only one can be installed at
Server
12G SAS Supported
CPUs
RAID1
a time)
HBA3
Cisco 12G SAS
Cisco 12G
Modular RAID Modular SAS
Controller
HBA
C240
M4
SFF
8 HDD
C240
M4
SFF
8 HDD
Not
allowed
2
Not
allowed
2
Card absent
Installed
in dedicated
slot
0 internal
1024
external
RAID Support
Internal
Drive
Types
Allowed
JBOD
None
Card absent
Installed
any slot
Installed
in dedicated
slot
0,1,10,5,6,50,60
(for 12G SAS) or
8 internal
SAS HDDs,
JBOD
Installed
1024
SAS/SATA
(for Modular SAS
any slot
external
SSDs
HBA) and JBOD
(for 9300)
Only one of the above can
be installed at a time
Notes . . .
1. Embedded RAID is only compatible with the 8 HDD backplane. It cannot be used with the 16 or 24 HDD
backplane, because those backplanes have SAS extenders.
2. If you want to boot from a device other than the Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller or Cisco 12 Gbps
Modular SAS HBA, you can leave the card installed. Just disable the OPROM for its slot, and the system will boot
even with the card installed.
3. External drive PCIe controller card is the Cisco 12G 9300-8e 12G SAS HBA and can be installed simultaneously
with the Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller card or Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA.
Caveats
■
A maximum of two Cisco 9300-8e 12G SAS HBAs can be installed in any slot (depending on
the number of CPUs installed). The system can also support combinations of one Cisco
9300-8e 12G SAS HBA and a Storage Accelerator card along with either a Cisco 12G SAS
Modular RAID Controller, or a Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA.
■
For the Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller you can choose an optional RAID configuration
(up to RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60 if optional FBWC option is chosen), which is preconfigured
at the factory. The RAID level you choose must be an available RAID choice for the controller
selected. RAID levels 50 and 60 are supported, although they are not available as
configuration options. It can also be combined with AHCI support for internal SSDs (SATA
Boot Drives) in 24-drive systems (only) and cannot be mixed with Embedded RAID.
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■
A system supports up to 8 SATA-only drives through the embedded software RAID controller
if no Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller is chosen.
NOTE: For more important information regarding RAID support, see RAID Details,
page 90 and RAID Option ROM (OPROM) Settings, page 91.
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STEP 6
(SSDs)
SELECT HARD DISK DRIVES (HDDs) or SOLID STATE DRIVES
The standard disk drive features are:
■
2.5-inch small form factor
■
Hot-pluggable
■
Drives come mounted in sleds
Select Drives
The available HDDs and SSDs are listed in Table 12.
Table 12 Available Hot-Pluggable Sled-Mounted HDDs and SSDs
PID Description
Drive
Capacity
Type
UCS-HD600G15K12G
600 GB 12G SAS 15K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
600 GB
UCS-HD450G15K12G
450 GB 12G SAS 15K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
450 GB
UCS-HD300G15K12G
300 GB 12G SAS 15K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
300 GB
UCS-HD18TB10KS4K1
1.8 TB 12 Gbps SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD (4K sector format)
SAS
1.8 TB
UCS-HD12TB10K12G
1.2 TB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
1.2 TB
UCS-HD900G10K12G
900 GB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
900 GB
UCS-HD600G10K12G
600 GB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
600 GB
UCS-HD600G10KS4K1
600 GB 12 Gbps SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD (4K sector format)
SAS
600 GB
UCS-HD300G10K12G
300 GB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
300 GB
UCS-HD2T7K12G
2 TB 12G SAS 7.2K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
2 TB
UCS-HD1T7K12GA
1 TB 12G SAS 7.2K RPM SFF HDD
SAS
1 TB
UCS-HD1T7K6GA
1 TB 6G SATA 7.2K RPM SFF HDD
SATA
1 TB
Product ID (PID)
HDDs (15K RPM)
HDDs (10K RPM)
HDDs (7.2K RPM)
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Table 12 Available Hot-Pluggable Sled-Mounted HDDs and SSDs (continued)
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Drive
Capacity
Type
SSDs
Enterprise Performance SSDs (High endurance, supports up to 10X or 3X DWPD (drive writes per day))2
UCS-SD16TB12S4-EP
1.6 TB 2.5 inch Enterprise Performance 12G SAS SSD (10X DWPD)
(Sandisk Lightning Ascend)
SAS
1.6 TB
UCS-SD16TB12S3-EP
1.6 TB 2.5 inch Enterprise Performance 6G SATA SSD (3X DWPD)
(Intel 3610)
SATA
1.6 TB
UCS-SD400G12S4-EP
400 GB 2.5 inch Enterprise Performance 12G SAS SSD (10X DWPD)
(Sandisk Lightning Ascend)
SAS
400 GB
UCS-SD800G12S4-EP
800 GB 2.5 inch Enterprise Performance 12G SAS SSD (10X DWPD)
(Samsung 1635))
SAS
800 GB
UCS-SD800G12S3-EP
800 GB 2.5 inch Enterprise performance 6G SATA SSD(3X DWPD)
(Intel 3610)
SATA
800 GB
UCS-SD200G12S3-EP
200 GB 2.5 inch Enterprise performance 6G SATA SSD(3X DWPD)
(Intel 3610)
SATA
200 GB
UCS-SD480G12S3-EP
480 GB 2.5 inch Enterprise Performance 6GSATA SSD (3X DWPD)
(Intel 3610)
SATA
480 GB
Enterprise Value SSDs (Low endurance, supports up to 1X DWPD (drive writes per day))3
UCS-SD38TBKS4-EV
3.8 TB 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD (Samsung PM863)
SATA
3.8 TB
UCS-SD19TBKSS-EV
1.9 TB 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD (Samsung PM863)
SATA
1.9 TB
UCS-SD16TBKS4-EV
1.6 TB 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD (Intel 3510)
SATA
1.6 TB
UCS-SD480GBKSS-EV
480 GB 2.5 in Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD (Samsung PM863)
SATA
480 GB
UCS-SD480GBKS4-EV
480 GB 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD (Intel 3510)
SATA
480 GB
UCS-SD120GBKS4-EV
120 GB 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD (Intel 3510)
SATA
120 GB
UCS-SD960GBKS4-EV
960 GB 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD (Samsung PM863)
SATA
960 GB
UCS-SD240GBKS4-EV
240 GB 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD (Samsung PM863)
SATA
240 GB
Notes . . .
1. UCS Rack Servers require minimum firmware version 2.0(4) to support 4K sector size drives.
Operating Systems supported on 4k sector size drives is as follows:
- Windows: Win2012 and Win2012R2
- Linux: RHEL 6.5/6.6/6.7/7.0/7.2/SLES 11 SP3 and SLES 12
- ESXi/VMware is not supported
UEFI Mode must be used when booting from 4K sector size drives, legacy mode is not supported.
Ensure that 4K sector size and 512 byte sector size drives are not mixed in the same RAID volume.
2. Targeted for write centric IO applications. Supports endurance of 10 or 3 DWPD (drive writes per day). Target
applications are caching, online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, and virtual desktop
infrastructure (VDI).
3. Targeted for read centric IO applications. Supports endurance of 1 DWPD (drive write per day). Target
applications are boot, streaming media, and collaboration.
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The available boot drives are listed in Table 13.
Table 13 Available Boot Drives (mounted inside chassis)
PID Description
Drive
Capacity
Type
UCS-SD16TBKS4-EB
1.6 TB 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD (boot)
SATA
1.6 TB
UCS-SD240GBKS4-EB
240 GB 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD (boot)
SATA
240 GB
UCS-SD120GBE1K9
120GB Enterprise Value SSD (SATA) (boot)
SATA
120 GB
Product ID (PID)
Boot Drives
The available plug-in PCIe SSD drives and kits are listed in Table 14.
Table 14 Available Plug-In NVMe SFF 2.5” drives1
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Drive Type
Capacity
UCS-PCI25-38001
UCS PCIe/NVMe 2.5" SFF Storage 3800 GB
(HGST SN100) Read Intensive
NVMe SSD
3.8 TB
UCS-PCI25-16003
UCS PCIe/NVMe 2.5" SFF Storage 1600 GB (Intel P3600)
High Endurance
NVMe SSD
1.6 TB
UCS-SDHPCIE16TB
UCS PCIe/NVMe 2.5" Storage 1600 GB (HGST SN100)
High Endurance
NVMe SSD
1.6 TB
UCS-SDHPCIE800GB
UCS PCIe/NVMe 2.5" Storage 800 GB (HGST SN100)
High Endurance
NVMe SSD
800 GB
UCS-PCI25-80010
UCS PCIe/NVMe 2.5" SFF Storage 800 GB Intel P3700
High Endurance
NVMe SSD
800 GB
UCS-PCI25-8003
UCS PCIe/NVMe 2.5" SFF Storage 800 GB (Intel P3600)
High Endurance
NVMe SSD
800 GB
UCS-PCI25-40010
UCS PCIe/NVMe 2.5" SFF Storage 400 GB (Intel P3700)
High Endurance
NVMe SSD
400 GB
NVMe SFF 2.5” drives
C240 M4 PCIE SSD Interposer board + cable kit (24 drive configuration)2
UCSC-IPSSD-240M4B
C240 M4 PCIE SSD Interposer board + cable kit (8 or 16 drive configurations)2
UCSC-IP-SSD-240M4
Notes . . .
1. If you choose one or two PCIe SSD drives, drive slots 1 and 2 at the front of the chassis are reserved for these
drives (see Figure 2 on page 6 for drive slot numbering).
2. You must order an interposer board and cable kit if you order an NVMe SFF 2.5” drive. A single interposer
board and cable kit supports up to two NVMe SFF 2.5” drives.
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Approved Configurations
(1) For systems with an 8-drive backplane:
■
The embedded software RAID default supports up to 8 internal SATA HDDs with RAID 0, 1, 10
support.
■
The embedded software RAID 5 upgrade key option supports up to 8 internal SATA HDDs with
RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 support.
(2) For systems with a 16-drive backplane:
■
The Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller upgrade option supports up to 16 internal SAS
HDDs and SAS/SATA SSDs.
—
The Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller with no FBWC option (supports JBOD,
RAID 0, 1, 10)
—
The Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller with FBWC option (supports JBOD, RAID
0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, and 60)
(3) For systems with a 24-drive backplane:
■
The Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller upgrade option supports up to 24 internal SAS
HDDs and SAS/SATA SSDs.
■
The Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA upgrade option supports up to 24 internal SAS HDDs and
SAS/SATA SSDs.
NOTE: If you selected a Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller for internal
HDDs/SSDs, you have the following options:
■
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller with no FBWC option (supports JBOD,
RAID 0, 1, 10)
■
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller with FBWC option (supports JBOD, and
RAID up to 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, and 60)
■
For either option, select up to 8, 16, or 24 SAS HDDs or SAS/SATA SSDs, as
appropriate listed in Table 12 on page 39.
■
See SELECT RAID CONTROLLERS, page 27 for more details.
(4) Systems Using Boot Drives
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If you are configuring a 24-drive backplane system that uses SATA SSD boot drives, choose up
to two identical boot drives from Table 13 on page 41.
NOTE: The two SATA SSD boot drives are supported only on the 24-drive backplane
chassis version. The drives are managed in AHCI mode, using OS-based software
RAID. These two drives, managed with OS software RAID, can coexist with drives
managed by either embedded RAID, the Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA, or a Cisco
UCS 12G SAS modular RAID controller. The drives are plugged directly into the SATA
boot drive connectors on riser card 1 (option 3). The internal boot drives come
mounted to their own unique internal drive sleds, which are different from the front
loading hot-swappable drive sleds. See Riser Card Configuration and Options,
page 92.
(5) Systems Using Plug-in NVMe SFF 2.5” drives
Systems using NVMe SFF 2.5” drives are controlled through the PCIe bus. If you choose one or
two NVMe SFF 2.5” drives, they must be plugged into only drive slots 1 and 2 in the front of the
chassis. Additionally, any system implementing NVMe SFF 2.5” drives must be ordered with two
CPUs.
Caveats
■
You can choose only SATA HDDs when using embedded software RAID.
■
You can choose only SAS HDDs or SAS/SATA SSDs when using the Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID
Controller or Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA.
■
You can mix HDDs and SSDs as long as you keep all HDDs in their own RAID volume and all
SSDs in their own RAID volume.
■
You can mix SAS HDDs and SAS/SATA SSDs when using the Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID
Controller or Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA.
■
If you order one or two boot drives, you can order a maximum of one GPU and it must be
installed in Riser 2 (UCSC-PCI-2-C240M4) slot 5.
■
If you order any NVMe SFF 2.5” drives, you must also order two CPUs.
■
A maximum of two NVMe SFF 2.5” drives can be ordered.
■
NVMe SFF 2.5” drives are not bootable
■
NVMe SFF 2.5” drives cannot be controlled with a RAID controller.
■
SED drives (see SELECT SED HARD DISK DRIVES (HDDs) or SOLID STATE DRIVES (SSDs),
page 44) can be mixed with the non-SED drives in Table 12 on page 39.
Disk performance and IO characterization is found at:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/servers-unified-computing/ucs-c-series-rack-servers/whitepaper
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STEP 7
(SSDs)
SELECT SED HARD DISK DRIVES (HDDs) or SOLID STATE DRIVES
The standard disk drive features are:
■
Self-encrypting drives (SED)
■
2.5-inch small form factor
■
Hot-pluggable
■
Drives come mounted in sleds
Select Drives
The available HDDs and SSDs are listed in Table 12.
Table 15 Available Hot-Pluggable Self-Encrypting Sled-Mounted HDDs and SSDs
PID Description1
Drive
Capacity
Type
600 GB 12G SAS 15K RPM SFF HDD (SED)
SAS
600 GB
UCS-HD18G10K92
1.8 TB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD (SED), (4K sector format))
SAS
1.8 TB
UCS-HD12G10K9
1.2 TB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD (SED)
SAS
1.2 TB
UCS-HD300G10K9
300 GB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD (SED)
SAS
300 GB
Product ID (PID)
HDDs (15K RPM)
UCS-HD600G15K9
HDDs (10K RPM)
SSDs
Enterprise Performance SSDs (High endurance, supports up to 10X or 3X DWPD (drive writes per day))2
UCS-SD16TBEK9
1.6 TB Enterprise performance SAS SSD (10X DWPD, SED)
SAS
1.6 TB
UCS-SD800GBEK9
800 GB Enterprise performance SAS SSD (10X DWPD, SED)
SAS
800 GB
UCS-SD400GBEK9
400 GB Enterprise performance SAS SSD (10X DWPD, SED)
SAS
400 GB
UCS-SD600GBE3K9
600 GB Enterprise performance SATA SSD (3X DWPD, SED)
SATA
600 GB
Enterprise Value SSDs (Low endurance, supports up to 1 FDWP (Full drive write per
day))3
UCS-SD960GBE1K9
960 GB Enterprise value SATA SSD (1X DWPD, SED)
SATA
960 GB
UCS-SD480GBE1K9
480 GB Enterprise Value SATA SSD (1X DWPD, SED)
SATA
480 GB
Notes . . .
1. For all self-encrypting drives (SED), standalone Management (CIMC) is supported for configuring and managing
local keys (UCSM is not supported). For now, SED drives are managed with local key management only. In the
future, third-party key management will be supported. Also, 4K sector format drives do not support Vmware and
require UEFI boot.
2. Targeted for write centric IO applications. Supports endurance of 10X or 3X DWPD (drive writes per day).
Target applications are caching, online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, and virtual desktop
infrastructure (VDI).
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3. Targeted for read centric IO applications. Supports endurance of 1X DWPD (drive writes per day). Target
applications are boot, streaming media, and collaboration.
Approved Configurations
(1) For systems with an 8-drive backplane:
■
The embedded software RAID default supports up to 8 internal SATA HDDs with RAID 0, 1, 10
support.
■
The embedded software RAID 5 upgrade key option supports up to 8 internal SATA HDDs with
RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 support.
(2) For systems with a 16-drive backplane:
■
The Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller upgrade option supports up to 16 internal SAS
HDDs and SAS/SATA SSDs.
—
The Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller with FBWC option (supports JBOD, RAID
0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, and 60)
(3) For systems with a 24-drive backplane:
■
The Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller upgrade option supports up to 24 internal SAS
HDDs and SAS/SATA SSDs.
—
The Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller with FBWC option (supports JBOD, RAID
0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, and 60)
NOTE: If you selected a Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller for internal
HDDs/SSDs, you have the following options:
■
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller with FBWC option (supports JBOD, and
RAID up to 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, and 60)
■
Select up to 8, 16, or 24 SAS HDDs or SAS/SATA SSDs, as appropriate, listed in
Table 12 on page 39.
■
See SELECT RAID CONTROLLERS, page 27 for more details.
Caveats
■
You can choose only SATA HDDs when using embedded software RAID.
■
You can choose only SAS HDDs or SAS/SATA SSDs when using the Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID
Controller.
■
You can mix HDDs and SSDs as long as you keep all HDDs in their own RAID volume and all
SSDs in their own RAID volume.
■
You can mix SAS HDDs and SAS/SATA SSDs when using the Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID
Controller.
■
Non-SED drives (see SELECT HARD DISK DRIVES (HDDs) or SOLID STATE DRIVES (SSDs),
page 39) can be mixed with the SED drives in Table 15 on page 44.
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■
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SED drives are compatible with only with the combination of a UCSC-MRAID12G RAID
controller along with one of the flash-back write cache modules:
—
UCSC-MRAID12G-1GB, or
—
UCSC-MRAID12G-2GB, or
—
UCSC-MRAID12G-4GB
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STEP 8
SELECT PCIe OPTION CARD(s)
The standard PCie card offerings are:
■
Modular LAN on Motherboard (MLOM)
■
Virtual Interface Cards (VICs)
■
Network Interface Cards (NICs)
■
Converged Network Adapters (CNAs)
■
Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
■
UCS Storage Accelerators
Select PCIe Option Cards
The available PCIe option cards are listed in Table 16.
Table 16 Available PCIe Option Cards1
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Card
Height
Modular LAN on Motherboard (mLOM)2
UCSC-MLOM-C10T-02
Cisco UCS VIC1227T VIC MLOM - Dual Port 10GBaseT
N/A
UCSC-MLOM-CSC-02
Cisco UCS VIC1227 VIC MLOM - Dual Port 10Gb SFP+
N/A
UCSC-MLOM-IRJ45
Intel i350 quad-port MLOM NIC
N/A
UCSC-MLOM-C40Q-03
Cisco VIC 1387 Dual Port 40Gb QSFP CNA MLOM
N/A
Virtual Interface Cards (VICs)
UCSC-PCIE-CSC-02
Cisco VIC 1225 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ CNA
Half
UCSC-PCIE-C10T-02
Cisco VIC 1225T Dual Port 10GBaseT CNA
Half
UCSC-PCIE-C40Q-03
Cisco VIC 1385 Dual Port 40Gb QSFP+ CNA w/RDMA
Half
Network Interface Cards (NICs)
1 Gb NICs
N2XX-ABPCI03-M3
Broadcom 5709 Quad Port 1Gb w/TOE iSCSI for M3 Servers
Half
N2XX-ABPCI01-M3
Broadcom 5709 Dual-Port Ethernet PCIe Adapter M3 & later
Half
UCSC-PCIE-IRJ45
Intel i350 Quad Port 1Gb Adapter
Half
N2XX-AIPCI01
Intel X520 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ Adapter
Half
UCSC-PCIE-ITG
Intel X540 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter
Half
UCSC-PCIE-QNICBT
QLogic QLE8442 dual-port 10Gbase-T NIC
Half
UCSC-PCIE-QNICSFP
QLogic QLE8442 dual-port 10G SFP+ NIC
Half
UCSC-PCIE-ID10GC
Intel X550-T2 dual-port 10GBase-T NIC
Half
UCSC-PCIE-ID10GF
Intel X710-DA2 dual-port 10G SFP+ NIC
Half
UCSC-PCIE-IQ10GF
Intel X710 quad-port 10G SFP+ NIC
Full
10 Gb NICs
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Table 16 Available PCIe Option Cards1 (continued)
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Card
Height
UCSC-PCIE-ID40GF
Intel XL710 dual-port 40G QSFP+ NIC
Half
10 Gb Converged Network Adapters (CNAs)
UCSC-PCIE-E14102B
Emulex OCe14102B-UX dual-port 10G SFP+ with iSCSI, FCoE CNA
Half
UCSC-PCIE-E14102
Emulex OCe14102-UX dual-port 10 GbE FCoE CNA
Half
UCSC-PCIE-Q8362
Qlogic QLE8362 dual-port 10 GbE FCoE CNA
Half
Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
N2XX-AQPCI05
Qlogic QLE2562 Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
Half
UCSC-PCIE-Q2672
Qlogic QLE2672-CSC, 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA with SR Optics
Half
N2XX-AEPCI05
Emulex LPe 12002 Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
Half
UCSC-PCIE-E16002
Emulex LPe16002-M6, 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA with SR Optics
Half
UCS Storage Accelerators3
UCSC-F-S64002
UCS Rack PCIe Storage 6400 GB SanDisk SX350 Medium Endurance
Full
UCSC-F-S32002
UCS Rack PCIe Storage 3200 GB SanDisk SX350 Medium Endurance
Half
UCSC-F-S16002
UCS Rack PCIe Storage 1600 GB SanDisk SX350 Medium Endurance
Half
UCSC-F-S13002
UCS Rack PCIe Storage 1300 GB SanDisk SX350 Medium Endurance
Half
UCSC-F-FIO-5200PS
UCS 5200 GB Fusion ioMemory3 PX Performance line for C-Series
Full
UCSC-F-FIO-2600PS
UCS 2600 GB Fusion ioMemory3 PX Performance line for C-Series
Half
UCSC-F-FIO-1300PS
UCS 1300 GB Fusion ioMemory3 PX Performance line for C-Series
Half
UCSC-F-FIO-1000PS
UCS 1000 GB Fusion ioMemory3 PX Performance line for C-Series
Half
UCS NVMe/PCie Add in Cards
UCSC-F-H38001
3.8 TB NVMe/PCIe storage (HGST SN150) Read Intensive
Half
UCSC-F-I20003
2.0 TB NVMe/PCIe storage (Intel P3600) High Endurance
Half
UCSC-F-H19001
1.9 GB NVMe/PCIe storage (HGST SN150) Read Intensive
Half
UCSC-F-I160010
1.6 TB NVMe/PCIe storage (Intel P3700) High Endurance
Half
UCSC-F-I12003
1.2 GB NVMe/PCIe storage (Intel P3600) High Endurance
Half
UCSC-F-I80010
800 GB NVMe/PCIe storage (Intel P3700) High Endurance
Half
Notes . . .
1. The GPU cards (see ORDER GPU CARDS AND GPU POWER CABLES (OPTIONAL), page 57) must be inserted into
a full length x16 (electrical) PCIe slot. See Riser Card Configuration and Options, page 92 for more details.
The rest of the PCIe cards are x8 (electrical) and can be plugged into any PCIe slot of riser 1 or riser 2.
2. The mLOM cards do not plug into any of the riser 1 or riser 2 card slots; instead, they plug into a connector
inside the server chassis.
3. A maximum of six storage accelerator cards are supported and some are riser dependent. 1.3 TB, 2.6 TB, or 3.2
TB cards should not be installed in slots 5 or 6 so the total number of those capacity points is four.
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Caveats
■
If you choose an external drives controller (Cisco 9300-8e 12G SAS HBA), it will consume one
PCIe slot.
■
A maximum of six storage accelerator cards are supported and some are riser dependent.
1.3 TB, 2.6 TB, or 3.2 TB cards should not be installed in to slots 5 or 6 so the total number
of those capacity points is four.
■
For 1-CPU systems:
■
—
Only the PCIe slots on PCIe riser 1 are available for 1-CPU system.
—
The PCIe slots on riser 2 are not supported on 1-CPU systems. The slots are
full-height PCIe slots 4, 5, and 6 (see Figure 5 on page 9). These are the slots on
the right when looking at the rear of the server.
—
Only a single plug-in PCIe VIC card may be installed on a 1-CPU system, and it must
be installed in slot 2 of riser 1. You can order an mLOM VIC card to be installed in
the mLOM slot internal to the chassis and thus have two VIC cards in operation at
the same time. See Table 16 on page 47 for the selection of plug-in and mLOM VIC
cards. See also Table 1 on page 11 and Riser Card Configuration and Options,
page 92 for the PCIe slot physical descriptions.
For 2-CPU systems:
—
Depending on the riser 1 option chosen, up to six PCIe slots are available, three on
PCIe riser 1 (PCIe slots 1, 2, and 3) and three on PCIe riser 2 (PCIe slots 4, 5, and 6).
—
All of the slots are full-height.
—
Two plug-in PCIe VIC cards can be installed in 2-CPU systems, using slots 2 and 5. In
addition, you can order an mLOM VIC card, which is installed in the mLOM slot inside
the chassis and thus have three VIC cards in operation at the same time. See
Table 16 on page 47 for the selection of plug-in and mLOM VIC cards. See also
Table 1 on page 11 and Riser Card Configuration and Options, page 92 for the
PCIe slot physical descriptions.
—
If GPUs are installed in slots 2 (Riser 1 option A) and 5 (Riser 2), the NCSI capability
automatically switches over to slots 1 (Riser 1 option A) and 4 (Riser 2). Therefore,
Cisco PCIe VICs can be installed in slots 1 and 4 if GPUs are installed in slots 2 and 5.
NOTE: UCSM managed servers are discoverable only if a VIC 1225 is installed in slot
2 or a VIC 1227/1227T is installed in the MLOM slot. If you install two GPUs, they
must be located in slots 2 and 5. Therefore, if two GPUs are installed, UCSM
managed servers are discoverable only if you install a VIC 1227/1227T in the MLOM
slot.
■
Other considerations for the Cisco VIC 1225/1225T/1227/1227T/1385 cards:
—
VIC 1225 and VIC 1227/1227T support 10G SFP+ optical and copper twinax
connections
—
VIC 1225T supports RJ45 Category 6 or better twisted pair cable connections
—
The 2-CPU version of the server supports installation of two PCIe Cisco VIC
1225/1225T/1385 cards and they are supported in PCIe slots 2 and 5. Slot 2 is the
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primary slot for UCSM integration and slots 2 and 5 are the primary slots for Cisco
NIC card mode.
—
VIC 1385 supports a 4x10 Gbps QSFP to SFP breakout fiber cable.
—
The server supports up to two PCIe Cisco VICs (1225, 1225T, 1385) plus an MLOM VIC
(1227, 1227T), however, single wire management is supported on only one VIC at a
time. If multiple VICs are installed on a server, only one slot has NCSI enabled at a
time and for single wire management, priority goes to the MLOM slot, then slot 2,
then slot 5 for NCSI management traffic. When multiple cards are installed, connect
the single wire management cables in the priority order mentioned above.
—
Installation of the Cisco UCS VIC1225 requires that the server have CIMC firmware
version 1.4(6) or later installed and VIC firmware of 2.1(0) or later. Installation of
the Cisco UCS VIC1225T, requires that the server have CIMC firmware version 1.5(1)
or later installed and VIC firmware of 2.1(1) or later.
—
The server supports installation of up to two plug-in Cisco VIC 1225/1225T/1385
cards and they are supported only in certain slots. A third simultaneously operating
VIC can be the mLOM VIC 1227/1227T card, which is installed in a slot inside the
chassis. See Table 17 for details.
—
The VIC features mentioned in this section are supported with the following
software releases: 2.0.6 (CIMC) and 2.2.5a (UCSM).
Table 17 Cisco UCS 240 M4 Requirements for Plug-in Virtual Interface Cards
VIC PID
Number of
Plug-in
VICs
Supported
in Server
Slots That
Support VICs1
Primary Slot For
UCS Integration
or Cisco Card
NIC Mode
Minimum
Cisco IMC
Firmware
Minimum
VIC
Firmware
Cisco UCS VIC1225
2
PCIe 2
Riser 1: PCIe 2
1.4(6)
2.1(0)
PCIe 1
Riser 2: PCIe 5
PCIe 5
See footnote
1.5(1)
2.1(1)
2.0(2)
2.2(16)
(UCSC-PCIE-CSC-02)
Cisco UCS VIC1225T
2
PCIe 4
(UCSC-PCIE-C10T-02)
Cisco UCS VIC 13853
2
See footnote2
(UCSC-PCIE-C40Q-03)
Notes . . .
1. For riser PID UCSC-PCI-1B-240M4 (riser 1 option B) only: Slot 2 is the only slot that supports a VIC.
2. For riser PID UCSC-PCI-1A-240M4 (riser 1 option A) only: When a GPU card is present in slot 2 of riser 1 option
A, NCSI support automatically shifts to slot 1, which becomes the primary slot for a VIC. When a GPU card is
present in riser 2 slot 5, NCSI support automatically shifts to slot 4, which becomes the primary slot for a VIC.
UCSM managed servers are discoverable only if a VIC 1225 is installed in slot 2 or a VIC 1227/1227T is installed
in the MLOM slot. If you install two GPUs, they must be located in slots 2 and 5. Therefore, if two GPUs are
installed, UCSM managed servers are discoverable only if you install a VIC 1227/1227T in the MLOM slot.
3. If the Cisco UCS VIC 1385 is installed with another VIC, the VIC 1385 should be installed in the primary VIC slot
(an x16 slot, such as riser 1 option A slot 2 or riser 2 slot 5). If riser1 option B is installed, slot 2 is an x8 slot, in
which case the VIC 1385 should be installed in slot 5.
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The quantity and type of PCIe cards that can be installed depends in the riser card options.
See Riser Card Configuration and Options, page 92 for additional details.
■
To help ensure that your operating system is compatible with the card you have selected, or
to see additional cards that have been qualified to work with the UCS C240 M4 server, but
are not sold on the Cisco pricelist, 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 9
ORDER OPTIONAL NETWORK CARD ACCESSORIES
Copper twinax cables and SFP optical modules may be ordered to support the two-port network cards that
are available with the server.
Choose Optional Twinax Cables
Table 18 lists the copper twinax cables available for the PCIe cards. You can choose cable
lengths of 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10 meters. The two longer cables (7 and 10 meters) are active, which
means that they contain active components within the SFP+ housing to improve signal quality.
Table 18 Available Twinax Cables
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
SFP-H10GB-CU1M
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable (1 M)
SFP-H10GB-CU3M
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable (3 M)
SFP-H10GB-CU5M
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable (5 M)
SFP-H10GB-ACU7M
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable (7 M)
SFP-H10GB-ACU10M
10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable (10 M)
Approved Configurations
(1) Choose Up to Two Twinax Cables for Each Network Card Ordered
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You may choose one or two twinax cables for each compatible PCIe network card ordered.
The cables can be different lengths; however, you would normally order two cables of equal
lengths to connect to the primary and redundant network switching equipment.
Choose Optional SFP Modules
Optical Cisco SFP+ modules are listed in Table 19.
Table 19 Available SFP Modules
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
SFP-10G-SR
10GBASE-SR SFP+ Module
850 nm, multimode, SR, 3.3V, LC connector, with Digital Optical Monitoring
SFP-10G-LR
10GBASE-LR SFP+ Module
1310 nm, single mode, LR, 3.3 V, with Digital Optical Monitoring
DS-SFP-FC8G-SW
8 Gbit SFP+ Module
850 nm, multimode, SR, 3.3V, LC connector, with Digital Optical Monitoring
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(1) Choose Up to Two SFP+ Modules for Each Network Card Ordered
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You may choose one or two SFP+ optical modules cables for each compatible PCIe network
card ordered. You would normally order two modules for connecting to the primary and
redundant network switching equipment. With the SFP+ optical modules, you can use
common fiber optic cables, widely available.
See the Figure 8 on page 56 for typical SFP+ and twinax connections to the network cards.
Caveats
Check the table on the following page for compatibility between the PCIe network cards and
SFPs or twinax cables.
NOTE: The table shows all PCIe network cards for all C-series servers. Not all of
the cards shown in the table are supported in this server. The intent of the table
is to show compatibility between cards and twinax cables or SFPs.
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Table 20 PCIe Card Compatibility
Cisco SFP Modules
Twinax
Cables SFP-10G-SR SFP-10G-LR DS-SFP-FC8G-SW
PCIe Cards
Converged Network Adapters (CNAs)
UCSC-PCIE-BSFP
(Broadcom 57712 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ w/TOE
iSCSI)
UCSC-PCIE-CSC-02
(Cisco VIC 1225 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ CNA)
UCSC-PCIE-C10T-02
(Cisco VIC 1225T Dual Port 10GBaseT CNA)
UCSC-MLOM-CSC-02
(Cisco UCS VIC1227 VIC MLOM - Dual Port 10Gb
SFP+)
UCSC-MLOM-C10T-02
(Cisco UCS VIC1227T VIC MLOM - Dual Port
10GBaseT)
UCSC-PCIE-C40Q-02
(Cisco VIC 1285 Dual Port 40Gb QSFP CNA)
UCSC-PCIE-C40Q-03
(Cisco VIC 1385 Dual Port 40Gb QSFP+ CNA
w/RDMA)
UCSC-PCIE-ESFP
(Emulex OCe11102-FX dual-port 10 GbE FCoE CNA
(Gen 3 CNA))
UCSC-PCIE-QSFP
(QLogic QLE8242-CU dual-port 10 GbE FCoE CNA)
UCSC-PCIE-B3SFP
(Broadcom 57810 10Gb A-FEX SFP+
UCSC-PCIE-Q8362
(Qlogic QLE8362 dual-port 10 GbE FCoE CNA)
UCSC-PCIE-E14102
(Emulex OCe14102-UX dual-port 10 GbE FCoE
CNA)
Network Interface Cards (NICs)
N2XX-ABPCI01-M3
(Broadcom 5709 Dual-Port Ethernet PCIe Adapter
for M3 Servers)
N2XX-ABPCI03-M3
(Broadcom 5709 Quad Port 10/100/1Gb NIC
w/TOE iSCSI for M3 Servers
N2XX-AIPCI01
(Intel X520 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ Adapter)
UCSC-PCIE-ITG
(Intel X540 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter)
UCSC-PCIE-IRJ45
(Intel i350 Quad Port 1Gb Adapter
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Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No1
No
Yes
No1
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Use Qlogic SFP
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Use Qlogic SFP
Yes
No
Use RJ45 Ethernet cable
Use RJ45 Ethernet cable
Yes
Use Intel SFP
CDE2-SFP-1WLR or CDE2-SFP-1WSR
Use RJ45 Ethernet cable
Use RJ45 Ethernet cable
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Table 20 PCIe Card Compatibility (continued)
PCIe Cards
UCSC-PCIE-BTG
(Broadcom 57712 Dual Port 10GBASE-T w/TOE
iSCSI)
Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
N2XX-AEPCI03
(Emulex LPe 11002 Dual Port 4Gb Fibre Channel
HBA
N2XX-AEPCI05
(Emulex LPe 12002 Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel
HBA)
N2XX-AQPCI03
(QLogic QLE2462 Dual Port 4Gb Fibre Channel
HBA)
N2XX-AQPCI05
(QLogic QLE2562 Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel
HBA)
UCSC-PCIE-Q2672
(Qlogic QLE2672-CSC, 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
with SR Optics)
UCSC-PCIE-E16002
(Emulex LPe16002-M6, 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
with SR Optics)
Cisco SFP Modules
Twinax
Cables SFP-10G-SR SFP-10G-LR DS-SFP-FC8G-SW
Yes
No
No
No
Preinstalled - do not change SFP
No
Preinstalled - do not change SFP
No
Preinstalled - do not change SFP
No
Preinstalled - do not change SFP
No
Preinstalled - do not change SFP
No
Preinstalled - do not change SFP
Notes . . .
1. This card supports a 4x10 Gbps QSFP to SFP breakout fiber cable.
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STEP 10 ORDER GPU CARDS AND GPU POWER CABLES (OPTIONAL)
Select GPU Options
The available GPU PCIe options are listed in Table 21.
Table 21 Available PCIe Option Cards
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
Card Size
UCSC-GPU-VGXK1
NVIDIA GRID K1
Full-height, double wide
UCSC-GPU-VGXK2
NVIDIA GRID K2
Full-height, double wide
UCSC-GPU-K40
NVIDIA Tesla K40
Full-height, double wide
UCSC-GPU-M601
NVIDIA Tesla M60
Full-height, double wide
UCSC-GPU-K801
NVIDIA K80
Full-height, double wide
GPU PCIe Cards
Notes . . .
1. You must order a kit with this GPU (UCS-300WKIT-240M4). It is a 300-Watt cable kit system for the UCS C240M4
rack server. Only one kit is needed for either one or two GPUs.
CAUTION: Do not operate the C240 M4 server with the 300W GPU kit installed,
but no GPU card installed. The kit has been designed to provide adequate airflow
for cooling only when at least one GPU card is installed.
CAUTION: When using GPU cards, the operating temperature range is 32° to
95°F (0° to 35°C).
NOTE: All GPU cards require two CPUs and a minimum of two power supplies in the
server. 1400 W power supplies are recommended. Use the power calculator at the
following link to determine the needed power based on the options chosen (CPUs,
drives, memory, and so on):
http://ucspowercalc.cisco.com
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Select GPU Power Cables
Whenever you select a K1/K2/K40 GPU for this server, you must also select one power cable for
each GPU selected. The available GPU power cables are listed in Table 22.
Table 22 Available GPU Power Cables
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCSC-GPUCBL-240M4
C240 M4 GPU Power Cable
Whenever you select a K80 GPU for this server, you must also select one power cable kit (for
either one or two K80 GPUs). The available GPU power cables are listed in Table 23.
Table 23 Available GPU Power Cables (K80 and M60 only)
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCS-300WKIT-240M4
300 Watt Cable and Kit for UCS C240M4 Rack Server
Caveats
■
NVIDIA GPUs can support only less than 1 TB of total memory in the server. Do not install
more than fourteen 64-GB DIMMs when using an NVIDIA GPU card in this server.
■
NVIDIA GRID K1 and K2 GPUs can be mixed. No other GPU mixing is allowed.
■
If you order a K80 GPU, note the following:
—
You cannot mix the K80 with any other GPU
—
You must select 2 CPUs for the server
—
You must select two 1400 W power supplies (see ORDER POWER SUPPLY, page 60)
■
Slot 5 on riser card 2 is the required slot for the first GPU.
■
Slot 2 on riser card 1 is the secondary slot for a second GPU. The riser card 1 options that
are compatible with GPUs are:
—
Riser card 1 option A (UCSC-PCI-1A-240M4)
NOTE: UCSM managed servers are discoverable only if a VIC 1225 is installed in slot
2 or a VIC 1227/1227T is installed in the MLOM slot. If you install two GPUs, they
must be located in slots 2 and 5. Therefore, if two GPUs are installed, UCSM
managed servers are discoverable only if you install a VIC 1227/1227T in the MLOM
slot.
NOTE: For more information on the riser 1 card options, see Riser Card
Configuration and Options, page 92.
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If you order one or two boot drives, you can order a maximum of one GPU and it must be
installed in Riser 2 (UCSC-PCI-2-C240M4) slot 5.
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STEP 11 ORDER POWER SUPPLY
The C240 M4 server requires at least one power supply. A lightly loaded server may require one
or two 650 W power supplies. A fully loaded server might need to be powered with two larger
capacity power supplies. A server with one GPU requires at least two power supplies (1400 W
power supplies are recommended). A server with two GPUs also requires at least two power
supplies (1400 W power supplies are recommended). Use the power calculator at the following
link to determine the needed power based on the options chosen (CPUs, drives, memory, and so
on):
http://ucspowercalc.cisco.com
Table 24
Power Supply
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCSC-PSU2V2-1400W
1400W V2 AC Power Supply (200 - 240V) 2U & 4U C Series
UCSC-PSU2V2-1200W1
1200W / 800W V2 AC Power Supply for 2U C-Series Servers
UCSC-PSU-930WDC
930 W -48V DC Common Slot Power Supply for C-series servers
UCSC-PSU2V2-930DC
930 W - 48V V2 DC Power Supply for 2U C-Series Servers
UCSC-PSU2V2-650W
650W V2 AC Power Supply for C-Series Servers
Notes . . .
1. The power output is 1200W with a 200-240V input and 800W with a 100-120V input.
NOTE: In a two power supply server, both power supplies must be identical.
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STEP 12 SELECT AC POWER CORD(s)
Using Table 25, select the appropriate AC power cords. You can select a minimum of no power
cords and a maximum of two. If you select the option R2XX-DMYMPWRCORD, no power cord is
shipped with the server.
Table 25 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
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V
Length: 8.2 ft
Connector:
IEC60320/C13
CAB-AC-L620-C13
AC Power Cord, NEMA L6-20 - C13,
2M/6.5ft
CAB-C13-CBN
CABASY,WIRE,JUMPER CORD, 27" L,
C13/C14, 10A/250V
CAB-C13-C14-2M
CABASY,WIRE,JUMPER CORD, PWR,
2 Meter, C13/C14,10A/250V
CAB-C13-C14-AC
CORD,PWR,JMP,IEC60320/C14,IEC6
0320/C13, 3.0M
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Table 25 Available Power Cords
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
CAB-250V-10A-AR
Power Cord, 250V, 10A, Argentina
Images
2500 mm
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250/500 V MAX
Length: 8.2 ft
Plug:
EL 219
(IRAM 2073)
CAB-9K10A-AU
186571
Connector:
EL 701
(IEC60320/C13)
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A 3112 Plug,
Australia
Connector:
EL 701C
(EN 60320/C15)
Plug:
EL 210
(BS 1363A) 13 AMP fuse
Power Cord, SFS, 250V, 10A, China
Cordset rating 10A, 250V
(2500 mm)
Connector:
EL 701
(IEC60320/C13)
CAB-250V-10A-CN
AC Power Cord - 250V, 10A - PRC
CAB-9K10A-EU
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A CEE 7/7
Plug, EU
Plug:
M2511
Cordset rating: 10A/16 A, 250 V
Length: 8 ft 2 in. (2.5 m)
Connector:
VSCC15
CAB-250V-10A-ID
186573
Plug:
EL 218
(CCEE GB2009)
186576
CAB-250V-10A-CN
186580
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V/500 V MAX
Length: 2500mm
Power Cord, SFS, 250V, 10A, India
OVE
Plug:
EL 208
Cordset rating 16A, 250V
(2500mm)
187490
Connector:
EL 701
CAB-250V-10A-IS
Power Cord, SFS, 250V, 10A, Israel
EL-212
16A
250V
Cordset rating 10A, 250V/500V MAX
(2500 mm)
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Connector:
EL 701B
(IEC60320/C13)
186574
Plug:
EL 212
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Table 25 Available Power Cords
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
CAB-9K10A-IT
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A CEI
23-16/VII Plug, Italy
Images
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)
Plug:
MP232-R
186578
Connector:
IEC 60320 C15
CAB-9K10A-UK
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A BS1363
Plug (13 A fuse), UK
Connector:
EL 701C
(EN 60320/C15)
Plug:
EL 210
(BS 1363A) 13 AMP fuse
CAB-9K12A-NA
Power Cord, 125VAC 13A NEMA
5-15 Plug, North America
CAB-250V-10A-BR
Power Cord - 250V, 10A - Brazil
1
186580
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V/500 V MAX
Length: 2500mm
76.2 From Plug End
2,133.6 ± 25
CAB-JPN-3PIN
Power Cord 3PIN, Japan
Image not available
CAB-C19-C20-3M-JP
Power Cord C19-C20, 3M/10ft
Japan PSE mark
Image not available
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STEP 13 ORDER TOOL-LESS RAIL KIT AND OPTIONAL REVERSIBLE CABLE
MANAGEMENT ARM
Select a Tool-Less Rail Kit
Select a tool-less rail kit from Table 26.
Table 26
Tool-Less Rail Kit Options
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCSC-RAILB-M4
Ball Bearing Rail Kit for C220 M4 and C240 M4 Rack Servers
Select an Optional Reversible Cable Management Arm
The reversible cable management arm mounts on either the right or left slide rails at the rear of
the server and is used for cable management. Use Table 27 to order a cable management arm.
Table 27
Cable Management Arm
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCSC-CMA-M4
Reversible CMA for tool-less C240 M4 ball bearing rail kit
For more information about the tool-less rail kit and cable management arm, see the Cisco UCS
C240 M4 Installation and Service Guide at this URL:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/hw/C240M4/install/C240M4.html
NOTE: If you plan to rackmount your UCS C240 M4 server, you must order a tool-less
tool-less rail kit.
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STEP 14 SELECT NIC MODE (OPTIONAL)
By default, the C240 M4 server NIC mode is configured to be Shared LOM Extended. This NIC
mode allows any LOM port or adapter card port to be used to access the Cisco Integrated
Management Controller (CIMC). The Cisco VIC card must be installed in a slot with NCSI support.
To change the default NIC mode to Dedicated, select the UCSC-DLOM-01 PID shown in Table 28.
In Dedicated NIC mode, the CIMC can be accessed only through the dedicated management port.
See Chassis Rear View, page 9 for the location of the management port.
To change the default NIC mode to Cisco Card Mode, select the UCSC-CCARD-01 PID shown in
Table 28. In this mode, you can assign an IP address to the CIMC using DHCP and from there you
can fully automate your deployment.
For more details on all the NIC mode settings, see
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/sw/gui/config/guide/2-0/b_
Cisco_UCS_C-series_GUI_Configuration_Guide_201.pdf
Table 28
Dedicated NIC Mode Ordering Information
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCSC-DLOM-01
Dedicated Mode BIOS setting for C-Series Servers
UCSC-CCARD-01
Cisco Card Mode BIOS setting for C-Series Servers
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STEP 15 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 29.
Table 29
Trusted Platform Module
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCSX-TPM2-001
Trusted Platform Module 1.2 SPI-based for UCS Servers
UCSX-TPM2-002
Trusted Platform Module 2.0 for UCS servers
NOTE: The module used in this system conforms to TPM v1.2 and 2.0, as defined by
the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). It is also SPI-based.
NOTE: TPM installation is supported after-factory. However, a TPM installs with a
one-way screw and cannot be replaced, upgraded, or moved to another server. If a
server with a TPM is returned, the replacement server must be ordered with a new
TPM. If there is no existing TPM in the server, you can install TPM 2.0. You must first
upgrade to UCS firmware that supports Intel E5-2600 v4 CPUs, which is Cisco UCS
Manager Release 2.2(7) and later or Release 3.1(1) and later (because Cisco aligned
support for TPM 2.0 with these CPUs).
CAUTION: If the Cisco UCS server (with Intel E5-2600 v4 or v3 CPUs) is running UCS
firmware that added support for Intel E5-2600 v4 CPUs, then it will work with TPM
version 2.0. However, if you downgrade the firmware and BIOS to a version earlier
than Release 2.2(7) or earlier than Release 3.1(1), then you are vulnerable to a
potential security exposure. See the following support matrix for TPM versions.
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.
Table 30
TPM Support Matrix by Intel CPU Version
Intel CPU
TPM Version
Minimum UCS Manager (UCSM) Version
Intel E5-2600 v3
TPM 1.2
Release 2.2(3)
TPM 2.0
Release 2.2(7) or Release 3.1(1)
TPM 1.2
Release 2.2(7) or Release 3.1(1)
TPM 2.0
Release 2.2(7) or Release 3.1(1)
Intel E5-2600 v4
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STEP 16 ORDER CISCO FLEXIBLE FLASH SD CARD MODULE (OPTIONAL)
Order 64 GB SD cards or 32 GB SD cards. See Figure 9 on page 81 for the location of the SD
cards. There are two locations, SD1 and SD2.
Table 31
64 GB Secure Digital (SD) Card (blank)
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCS-SD-64G-S
64 GB SD Card for UCS Servers
Table 32
32 GB Secure Digital (SD) Card (blank)
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCS-SD-32G-S
32 GB SD Card for UCS Servers
Caveats
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STEP 17 ORDER OPTIONAL USB 3.0 DRIVE
You can order one optional USB 3.0 drive. The USB drive ordering information is listed in
Table 33.
Table 33
USB 3.0 Drive
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
UCS-USBFLSHB-16GB
UCS Servers 16 GB Flash USB Drive
See Figure 9 on page 81 for the location of the USB connector
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STEP 18 SELECT OPERATING SYSTEM AND VALUE-ADDED SOFTWARE
Several software programs are available. Select as desired from Table 34.
Table 34 Software (for 2-CPU servers)
PID Description
Product ID (PID)
Cisco One
C1F2PUCSK9
Cisco ONE Foundation Perpetual UCS
C1A1PUCSK9
Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Perpetual UCS
C1UCS-OPT-OUT
Cisco One Data Center Compute Opt Out Option Energy Management (JouleX)
CEM-DC-PER
Perpetual License Key for Cisco Energy Management for DC
UCS Director
CUIC-PHY-SERV-BM-U
Cisco UCS Director Resource Lic - 1 Phy Sevr node bare metal
CUIC-PHY-SERV-U
Cisco UCS Director Resource Lic - One physical Server node
CUIC-TERM
Acceptance of Cisco UCS Director 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 - 90 days evaluation
EVAL-UCS-PM-EE
UCS Performance Manager Express - 90 days evaluation
Nexus 1000V for Hyper-V and vSphere
N1K-VSG-UCS-BUN
Nexus 1000V Adv Edition for vSphere Paper License Qty 1
IMC Supervisor
CIMC-SUP-B10
IMC Supervisor- Branch Mgt SW for C & E-Series up to 1K Svrs
CIMC-SUP-B02
IMC Supervisor- Branch Mgt SW for C & E-Series up to 250 Svrs
UCS Multi-Domain Manager
UCS-MDMGR-100S
UCS Multi-Domain Manager (Central) Per Server License (100+)
UCS-MDMGR-50S
UCS Multi-Domain Manager (Central) Per Server License (50+)
UCS-MDMGR-1S
UCS Multi-Domain Manager (Central) Per Server License
UCS-MDMGR-10S
UCS Multi-Domain Manager (Central) Per Server License (10+)
UCS-MDMGR-1DMN
UCS Multi-Domain Manager (Central) Per Domain License
VMware vCenter
VMW-VCS-STD-1A
VMware vCenter 6 Server Standard, 1 yr support required
VMW-VCS-STD-3A
VMware vCenter 6 Server Standard, 3 yr support required
VMW-VCS-STD-5A
VMware vCenter 6 Server Standard, 5 yr support required
VMW-VCS-FND-1A
VMware vCenter 6 Server Foundation (3 Host), 1 yr supp reqd
VMW-VCS-FND-3A
VMware vCenter 6 Server Foundation (3 Host), 3 yr supp reqd
VMW-VCS-FND-5A
VMware vCenter 6 Server Foundation (3 Host), 5 yr supp reqd
Microsoft Windows Server
MSWS-12R2-DC2S
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Table 34 Software (for 2-CPU servers) (continued)
PID Description
Product ID (PID)
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-12R2-DC2S-NS
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacen (2 CPU/Unlim VM) No Cisco Svc
MSWS-12R2-ST2S
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (2 CPU/2 VMs)
MSWS-12-DC2S-NS
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (2 CPU/Unlim VM) No Cisco Svc
MSWS-12R2-ST2S-NS
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (2 CPU/2 VMs) No Cisco SVC
Red Hat
RHEL-2S2V-3A
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (1-2 CPU,1-2 VN); 3-Yr Support Req
RHEL-2S2V-1A
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (1-2 CPU,1-2 VN); 1-Yr Support Req
VMware
VMW-VSP-EPL-5A
VMware vSphere 6 Ent Plus (1 CPU), 5-yr, Support Required
VMW-VSP-STD-1A
VMware vSphere 6 Standard (1 CPU), 1-yr, Support Required
VMW-VSP-STD-3A
VMware vSphere 6 Standard (1 CPU), 3-yr, Support Required
VMW-VSP-EPL-3A
VMware vSphere 6 Ent Plus (1 CPU), 3-yr, Support Required
VMW-VSP-EPL-1A
VMware vSphere 6 Ent Plus (1 CPU), 1-yr, Support Required
VMW-VSP-STD-5A
VMware vSphere 6 Standard (1 CPU), 5-yr, Support Required
SLES SAP
SLES-SAP-2S2V-1S
SLES for SAP Apps (1-2 CPU, 1-2 VM); Priority 1-Yr SnS
SLES-SAP-2SUV-1S
SLES for SAP Apps (1-2 CPU, Unl VM); Priority 1-Yr SnS
SLES-SAP-2S2V-3S
SLES for SAP Apps (1-2 CPU, 1-2 VM); Priority 3-Yr SnS
SLES-SAP-2SUV-3S
SLES for SAP Apps (1-2 CPU, Unl VM); Priority 3-Yr SnS
SLES-SAP-2S2V-5S
SLES for SAP Apps (1-2 CPU, 1-2 VM); Priority 5-Yr SnS
SLES-SAP-2SUV-5S
SLES for SAP Apps (1-2 CPU, Unl VM); Priority 5-Yr SnS
SLES-SAP-2S2V-5A
SLES for SAP Apps (1-2 CPU, 1-2 VM); 5-Yr Support Reqd
SLES-SAP-2SUV-3A
SLES for SAP Apps (1-2 CPU, Unl VM); 3-Yr Support Reqd
SLES-SAP-2S2V-3A
SLES for SAP Apps (1-2 CPU, 1-2 VM); 3-Yr Support Reqd
SLES-SAP-2SUV-5A
SLES for SAP Apps (1-2 CPU, Unl VM); 5-Yr Support Reqd
SLES-SAP-2S2V-1A
SLES for SAP Apps (1-2 CPU, 1-2 VM); 1-Yr Support Reqd
SLES-SAP-2SUV-1A
SLES for SAP Apps (1-2 CPU, Unl VM); 1-Yr Support Reqd
SUSE
SLES-2S2V-1A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,1-2 VM); 1-Yr Support Req
SLES-2SUV-1A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,Unl VM); 1-Yr Support Req
SLES-2S2V-3A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,1-2 VM); 3-Yr Support Req
SLES-2SUV-3A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,Unl VM); 3-Yr Support Req
SLES-2S2V-5A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,1-2 VM); 5-Yr Support Req
SLES-2SUV-5A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,Unl VM); 5-Yr Support Req
SLES-2S2V-1S
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,1-2 VM); Prio 1-Yr SnS
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Table 34 Software (for 2-CPU servers) (continued)
PID Description
Product ID (PID)
SLES-2SUV-1S
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,Unl VM); Prio 1-Yr SnS
SLES-2S2V-3S
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,1-2 VM); Prio 3-Yr SnS
SLES-2SUV-3S
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,Unl VM); Prio 3-Yr SnS
SLES-2S2V-5S
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,1-2 VM); Prio 5-Yr SnS
SLES-2SUV-5S
SUSE Linux Enterprise Svr (1-2 CPU,Unl VM); Prio 5-Yr SnS
SLES-2S-HA-1S
SUSE Linux High Availability Ext (1-2 CPU); 1yr SnS
SLES-2S-HA-3S
SUSE Linux High Availability Ext (1-2 CPU); 3yr SnS
SLES-2S-HA-5S
SUSE Linux High Availability Ext (1-2 CPU); 5yr SnS
SLES-2S-GC-1S
SUSE Linux GEO Clustering for HA (1-2 CPU); 1yr Sns
SLES-2S-GC-3S
SUSE Linux GEO Clustering for HA (1-2 CPU); 3yr SnS
SLES-2S-GC-5S
SUSE Linux GEO Clustering for HA (1-2 CPU); 5yr SnS
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STEP 19 SELECT OPERATING SYSTEM MEDIA KIT
Select the optional operating system media listed in Table 35.
Table 35
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-08R2-ENHV-RM
Windows Svr 2008 R2 EN (1-8CPU, 25CAL), Media
MSWS-08R2-DCHV-RM
Windows Svr 2008 R2 DC (1-8CPU, 25CAL), Media
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 20 SELECT 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 36.
Table 36
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Product ID (PID)
On Site?
Description
CON-PREM-C240M4SF
Yes
ONSITE 24X7X2 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-OSP-C240M4SF
Yes
ONSITE 24X7X4 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-OSE-C240M4SF
Yes
ONSITE 8X5X4 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-OS-C240M4SF
Yes
ONSITE 8X5XNBD UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-S2P-C240M4SF
No
SMARTNET 24X7X2 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-SNTP-C240M4SF
No
SMARTNET 24X7X4 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-SNTE-C240M4SF
No
SMARTNET 8X5X4 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-SNT-C240M4SF
No
SMARTNET 8X5XNBD UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
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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 37.
Table 37
SMARTnet for UCS Hardware Only Service
Product ID (PID)
Service
Level GSP
On
Site?
Description
CON-UCW7-C240M4SF
UCW7
Yes
UC PLUS 24X7X4OS UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-UCW5-C240M4SF
UCW5
Yes
UC PLUS 8X5XNBDOS UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
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:
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Expand their service portfolios to support the most complex network environments
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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 38.
Table 38
Partner Support Service for UCS
Service
Level
GSP
Product ID (PID)
On
Site?
Description
CON-PSJ1-C240M4SF
PSJ1
No
UCS SUPP PSS 8X5XNBD UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-PSJ2-C240M4SF
PSJ2
No
UCS SUPP PSS 8X5X4 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-PSJ3-C240M4SF
PSJ3
No
UCS SUPP PSS 24X7X4 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-PSJ4-C240M4SF
PSJ4
No
UCS SUPP PSS 24X7X2 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
Partner Support Service for UCS Hardware Only provides customers with replacement parts in as
little as two hours. See Table 39.
Table 39
Partner Support Service for UCS (Hardware Only)
Service
Level
GSP
Product ID (PID)
On
Site?
Description
CON-PSW2-C240M4SF
PSW2
No
UCS W PL PSS 8X5X4 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-PSW3-C240M4SF
PSW3
No
UCS W PL PSS 24X7X4 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-PSW4-C240M4SF
PSW4
No
UCS W PL PSS 24X7X2 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
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
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Protect your vital business applications by rapidly identifying and addressing issues
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Strengthen in-house expertise through knowledge transfer and mentoring
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Improve operational efficiency by allowing UCS experts to augment your internal staff
resources
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Enhance business agility by diagnosing potential issues before they affect your operations
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You can choose a service listed in Table 40.
Table 40
UCS Computing Combined Support Service
Product ID (PID)
Service
On
Level
Description
Site?
GSP
CON-NCF2-C240M4SF
NCF2
No
CMB SPT SVC 24X7X2 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-NCF2P-C240M4SF
NCF2P
Yes
CMB SPT SVC 24X7X2OS UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-NCF4P-C240M4SF
NCF4P
Yes
CMB SPT SVC 24X7X4OS UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-NCF4S-C240M4SF
NCF4S
Yes
CMB SPT SVC 8X5X4OS UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-NCFCS-C240M4SF
NCFCS
Yes
CMB SPT SVC 8X5XNBDOS UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-NCFE-C240M4SF
NCFE
No
CMB SPT SVC 8X5X4 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-NCFP-C240M4SF
NCFP
No
CMB SPT SVC 24X7X4 UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
CON-NCFT-C240M4SF
NCFT
No
CMB SPT SVC 8X5XNBD UCS C240 M4 Server - SFF
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 41 on page 78.
NOTE: Cisco does not offer a certified drive destruction service as part of this
service.
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Table 41 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-C240M4SF
UCSD5
8x5xNBD Onsite
CON-UCSD5-C240M4SF
UCWD7
24x7x4 Onsite
CON-UCWD7-C240M4SF
UCWD5
8x5xNBD Onsite
CON-UCWD5-C240M4SF
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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OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER RACK(s)
OPTIONAL STEP - ORDER RACK(s)
The optional R42612 rack is available from Cisco for the C-Series servers, including the C240 M4
SFF server. This rack is a standard 19-inch rack and can be ordered with a variety of options, as
listed in Table 42. Racks are shipped separately from the C240 M4 SFF server.
Table 42
Racks and Rack Options
Product ID (PID)
RACK2-UCS
PID Description
Cisco R42612 expansion rack, no side panels.
This type of rack is used for multiple-rack deployments.
RACK2-UCS2
Cisco R42612 static (standard) rack, with side panels.
This type of rack is used for single-rack and end of row deployments.
Side panels are needed for racks at the ends of multiple-rack
deployments. For example, when configuring a row of 5 racks, order
1 standard rack plus 4 expansion racks. Apply the side panels from
the standard rack to the racks at each end of the row.
RACK-BLANK-001
Blanking panels (qty 12), 1U, plastic, toolless.
Recommended to ensure proper airflow. Fill all empty RU spaces in
the front of the rack. Because each blanking panel PID includes 12
panels, use the following calculation: 42RU - occupied RU = available
RU. Divide available RU by 12 to determine PID order quantity.
RACK-CBLMGT-001
Cable mgt D rings (qty 10), metal.
Use the D rings to bundle system cables to ensure proper airflow.
RACK-CBLMGT-003
Brush strip (qty 1), 1 U.
The brush strip promotes proper airflow while allowing cables to be
passed from the front to the rear of the rack.
RACK-CBLMGT-011
Cable mgt straps (qty 10), Velcro.
Use the Velcro straps to bundle system cables to ensure proper
airflow.
RACK-FASTEN-001
Mounting screws (qty 100), M6.
The rack ships with nuts and screws, but extras may be ordered.
RACK-FASTEN-002
Cage nuts (qty 50), M6.
The rack ships with nuts and screws, but extras may be ordered.
RACK2-JOIN-001
Rack joining kit.
Use the kit to connect adjacent racks within a row. Order 1 unit less
than the number of racks in the row.
RACK2-GRND-001
Cisco R42612 grounding kit
For more information about the R42612 rack, see RACKS, page 101.
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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 C240 M4 server. This PDU is available in a zero rack unit (RU) style or horizontal
PDU style (see Table 43).For more information about the PDU, see PDUs, page 103.
Table 43 Available PDUs
Product ID (PID)
Description
Plug
Country
Zero-RU PDUs
RP208-30M1P-6-36
30 A, single-phase,
vertical-mount PDU with 6 C19
and 36 C13 connectors
L6-30P
North America
RP208-30M3P-6-30
30 A, three-phase,
vertical-mount PDU with 6 C19
and 30 C13 connectors
L15-30P
North America
RP208-60M3P-12-9
60 A, three-phase,
vertical-mount PDU with 12 C19
and 9 C13 connectors
IEC60309
North America
32 A, single-phase,
button-mount (rear and sides)
PDU with 6 C19 and 36 C13
connectors
IEC60309
32 A, single-phase,
button-mount (rear and sides)
PDU with 12 C19 and 12 C13
connectors
IEC60309
RP230-32M1P-6-36
RP230-32M3P-12-12
460P9
International
332P6
International
532P6
Horizontal PDUs (occupy RU space)
RP208-30M1P-4-8
(1 RU space)
30 A, single-phase,
horizontal-mount PDU with 4 C19
and 8 C13 connectors
L6-30P
North America
RP208-60M3P-12
(2 RU spaces)
48 A, three-phase,
horizontal-mount PDU with 12
C19 connectors
L15-30P
North America
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SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL
CHASSIS
An internal view of the C240 M4 chassis with the top cover removed is shown in Figure 9.
C240 M4 SFF With Top Cover Off
2
3
5
7
SD1
SD2
8
Riser 2
9
CPU 1
10
Riser 1
17
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CPU 2
FAN 06 FAN 05 FAN 04 FAN 03 FAN 02 FAN 01
1
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Drives
(hot-swappable, accessed through front panel)
10
PCIe riser 1 (PCIe slots 1, 2, 3*)
2
Fan modules (six, hot-swappable)
11
SATA boot drives (two sockets available
only on PCIe riser 1 option C)
3
DIMM sockets on motherboard
(up to 24 DIMMs)
12
mLOM card socket on motherboard under
PCIe riser 1
4
CPUs and heatsinks (two)
13
Socket for embedded RAID interposer
board
5
Cisco SD card slots on motherboard (two)
14
Cisco modular RAID controller PCIe slot
(dedicated slot and bracket)
*Slot 3 not present in all versions. See
Riser Card Configuration and Options,
page 92 for riser options and slot
specifications.
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6
USB 3.0 slot on motherboard
15
RTC battery on motherboard
7
Power supplies
16
Embedded RAID header for RAID key
17
SuperCap power module (RAID backup)
mounting location on air baffle
(not shown)
(hot-swappable, accessed through rear panel)
8
Trusted platform module (TPM) socket on
motherboard, under PCIe riser 2
9
PCIe riser 2 (PCIe slots 4, 5, 6)
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SAS x4
UCSC-C240-M4SX, 2U, 24-2.5" drives
SAS x4
SAS x4
UCSC-C240-M4S2, 2U, 16-2.5" drives
SAS x4
SAS x4
X4 SAS
Connector
X4 SAS
Connector
X4 SAS
Connector
X4 SAS
Connector
X4 SAS
Connector
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2
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X4 SAS
Connector
X4 SAS
Connector
UCSC-C240-M4S, 2U, 8-2.5" drives
PCIe x4 Gen3
PCIe x4 Gen3
H1H2 H3
G1G2 G3
F1 F2 F3
E1 E2 E3
D1D2 D3
C1C2 C3
B1B2 B3
A1A2 A3
Gen2
(6 Gb/s)
Cables to
modular
Gen3
RAID card
connectors (12 Gb/s)
*For PCIe drives in
slots 1 and 2 only
Cables to
Modular
RAID card
connectors
or PCIe
Interposer*
Cables to
modular
RAID card
connectors
or PCIe
Interposer*
Cables to
modular
RAID card or
Wellsburg
connectors
or PCIe
Interposer*
Four Options for Drive Backplane
24-port
SAS Expander
36-port
SAS Expander
20-port
SAS Expander
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X4 SAS
Connector
X4 SAS
Connector
X4 SAS
Connector
X4 SAS
Connector
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
Chan H
Chan G
Chan F
Chan E
Chan D
Chan C
Chan B
Chan A
SATA
SATA
SD1
Modular
RAID Card
Intel
Xeon
Haswell XP
(CPU 2)
QPI (9.6 GT)
SD2
PCIe
PCIe
X2 mini
SAS HD
PCIe Interposer
(optional)
PCIe x8 Gen 3
QPI (9.6 GT)
SD 3.0
Intel
Xeon
Haswell XP
(CPU 1)
DMI2
DMI2 (x4)
Gen2
SD controller
Intel
Wellsburg PCH
X2 AHCI
USB 3.0
USB
Thumbdrive
BMC
PCIe x8 Gen 3
PCIe x8 Gen3
PCIe x16 Gen3
PCIe x8 Gen3
PCIe x8 Gen3
PCIe x16 Gen3
X2 AHCI
PCIe x8 Gen3
PCIe x8 Gen3
PCIe x8 Gen3
PCIe x8 Gen3
PCIe x16 Gen3
PCIe x8
Gen 3
. . . . . . . . . . . .
Slot 4
Slot 5
PCIe Riser 2
Slot 6
Slot 1
Slot 2
PCIe Riser 1 (option 3)
SATA 1
SATA 2
Slot 1
Slot 2
PCIe Riser 1 (option 2)
Slot 3
Slot 1
Slot 2
PCIe Riser 1 (option 1)
Gen 3 slot
PCIe x8
(a variety of
network cards can
be installed here)
mLOM
Module
GbE switch
2-port
i350 NIC
Rear Panel
KVM
Connector
Front Panel
X2 USB 2.0
1 VGA
1 Serial
1 GB-T
(Mgmt)
1 GB-T
1 GB-T
Serial
VGA
USB
USB
Figure 10
X4 SAS
Connector
Network connectors
(types vary with mLOM module)
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Block Diagram
A simplified block diagram of the C240 M4 server is shown in Figure 10.
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CPUs and DIMMs
Physical Layout
Each CPU has four DIMM channels:
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CPU1 has channels A, B, C, and D
■
CPU2 has channels E, F, G, and H
Each DIMM channel has three slots: slot 1, slot 2, and slot 3. The blue-colored DIMM slots are for slot 1, the
black-colored slots for slot 2, and the white slots for slot 3.
As an example, DIMM slots A1, B1, C1, and D1 belong to slot 1, while A2, B2, C2, and D2 belong to slot 2.
Figure 11 shows how slots and channels are physically laid out on the motherboard. The DIMM slots on the
right half of the motherboard (channels A, B, C, and D) are associated with CPU 1, while the DIMM slots on
the left half of the motherboard (channels E, F, G, and H) are associated with CPU 2. The slot 1 (blue) DIMM
slots are always located farther away from a CPU than the corresponding slot 2 (black) and slot 3 (white)
slots. Slot 1 slots (blue) are populated before slot 2 slots (black) and slot 3 (white) slots.
Figure 11
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Physical Layout of CPU DIMM Channels and Slots
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Memory Population Rules
When considering the memory configuration of your server, consider the following items:
■
■
Each channel has three DIMM slots (for example, channel A = slots A1, A2, and A3).
—
A channel can operate with one, two, or three DIMMs installed.
—
If a channel has only one DIMM, populate slot 1 first (the blue slot).
When both CPUs are installed, populate the DIMM slots of each CPU identically.
—
Fill blue slots in the channels first: A1, E1, B1, F1, C1, G1, D1, H1
—
Fill black slots in the channels second: A2, E2, B2, F2, C2, G2, D2, H2
—
Fill white slots in the channels third: A3, E3, B3, F3, C3, G3, D3, H3
■
Any DIMM installed in a DIMM socket for which the CPU is absent is not recognized.
■
Observe the DIMM mixing rules shown in Table 44
Table 44 DIMM Rules for C240 M4 Servers
DIMM Parameter
DIMMs in the Same Channel
DIMM in the Same Slot1
DIMMs in the same channel (for
example, A1, A2, and A3) can have
different capacities.
For best performance, DIMMs in the
same slot (for example, A1, B1, C1,
D1) should have the same capacity.
Do not mix TSV-RDIMMS with
LRDIMMs nor RDIMMs
Do not mix TSV-RDIMMS with LRDIMMs
nor RDIMMs
DIMMs will run at the lowest speed
of the CPU installed
DIMMs will run at the lowest speed of
the CPU installed
Do not mix DIMM types in a channel
Do not mix DIMM types in a slot
DIMM Capacity
RDIMM = 8, 16, or 32 GB
LRDIMM = 32 or 64 GB
TSV-RDIMM = 64 GB
DIMM Speed
2400-MHz
2133-MHz
DIMM Type
TSV-RDIMMS, RDIMMs, or
LRDIMMs
1 DPC, 2 DPC, or 3 DPC
DIMMs per Channel (DPC)
See Table 7 on page 24 for
valid LRDIMM and RDIMM 1 DPC, 2 DPC, and 3 DPC memory configurations
Notes . . .
1. Although different DIMM capacities can exist in the same slot, this will result in less than optimal performance.
For optimal performance, all DIMMs in the same slot should be identical.
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DIMM Population Order
Populate the DIMMs for a CPU according to Table 45.
Table 45
DIMMs
per CPU
Populate
CPU 1 Slots
Populate
CPU 2 Slots
1
A1
E1
2
A1, B1
E1, F1
3
A1, B1, C1
E1, F1, G1
4
A1, B1, C1, D1
E1, F1, G1, H1
8
A1, B1, C1, D1,
E1, F1, G1, H1,
A2, B2, C2, D2
E2, F2, G2, H2
A1, B1, C1, D1,
E1, F1, G1, H1,
A2, B2, C2, D2
E2, F2, G2, H2
A3, B3, C3, D3
E3, F3, G3, H3
12
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Recommended Memory Configuration
This section explains the recommended DIMM population order rules for the C240 M4 server.
■
■
■
■
All DIMMs must be DDR4 DIMMs.
Do not mix:
— DIMMs with different clock rates in a channel
— RDIMMs and LRDIMMs
There are blue, black, and white DIMM slots. Populate blue slots first.
When DIMMs ranks are mixed in the same channel, always populate the highest rank DIMM in
the blue DIMM slot and lower rank DIMM(s) in the black and white DIMM slots.
Many memory configurations are possible. For best results, follow Table 46 when populating 2133-MHz
DIMMs for Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 CPUs and Table 47 when populating 2400-MHz DIMMs for Intel Xeon E5-2600
v4 CPUs.
NOTE: These tables list only some recommended and suggested configurations.
There are numerous other possible configurations supported by Cisco. Cisco supports
all mixing and population configurations of the Cisco DIMMs as long as the mixing
does not violate the few fundamental rules noted in this document.
Table 46 Recommended Memory Configurations for Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 CPUs (with 2133-MHz DIMMs)1
Total
System
Memory
Size
CPU 1 DIMMs
CPU 2 DIMMs
Blue Slots Black Slots White Slots Blue Slots Black Slots White Slots DIMM Max
Speed
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 1
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
(MHz)
(A1,B1,
(A2,B2,
(A3,B3,
(E1,F1,
(E2,F2,
(E3,F3,
C1,D1)
C2,D2)
C3,D3)
G1,H1)
G2,H2)
G3,H3)
Total
DIMMs
64 GB
4x8 GB
—
—
4x8 GB
—
—
2133
8
128 GB
4x8 GB
4x8 GB
—
4x8 GB
4x8 GB
—
2133
16
4x16 GB
—
—
4x16 GB
—
—
2133
8
4x8 GB
4x8 GB
4x8 GB
4x8 GB
4x8 GB
4x8 GB
1600
24
4x16 GB
4x8 GB
—
4x16 GB
4x8 GB
—
2133
16
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
—
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
—
2133
16
4x32 GB
—
—
4x32 GB
—
—
2133
8
384 GB
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
1866
24
512 GB
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
—
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
—
2133
16
4x64 GB
—
—
4x64 GB
—
—
2133
8
768 GB
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
1866
24
1024 GB
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
—
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
—
2133
16
1536 GB
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
1600
24
192 GB
256 GB
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Notes . . .
1. Rows marked in yellow indicate best performance.
Table 47 Recommended Memory Configurations for Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 CPUs (with 2400-MHz DIMMs)1
Total
System
Memory
Size
128 GB
CPU 1 DIMMs
CPU 2 DIMMs
Blue Slots Black Slots White Slots Blue Slots Black Slots White Slots DIMM Max
Speed
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 1
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
(MHz)
(A1,B1,
(A2,B2,
(A3,B3,
(E1,F1,
(E2,F2,
(E3,F3,
C1,D1)
C2,D2)
C3,D3)
G1,H1)
G2,H2)
G3,H3)
4x16 GB
—
—
4x16 GB
—
—
2400
Total
DIMMs
8
192 GB
4x16 GB
4x8 GB
—
4x16 GB
4x8 GB
—
2400
16
256 GB
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
—
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
—
2400
16
4x32 GB
—
—
4x32 GB
—
—
2400
8
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
4x16 GB
2133
24
4x32GB
4x16GB
—
4x32GB
4x16GB
—
2400
16
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
—
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
—
2400
16
4x64 GB
—
—
4x64 GB
—
—
2400
8
768 GB
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
4x32 GB
2133
24
1024 GB
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
—
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
—
2400
16
1536 GB
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
4x64 GB
2133
24
384 GB
512 GB
Notes . . .
1. Rows marked in yellow indicate best performance.
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Additional DIMM Populations
The list in Table 48 is not a complete list of all supported DIMM populations, but highlights common
configuration options.
Table 48 Supported DIMM Configurations
Total DIMMs
for CPU 2
CPU 2
Capacity
Total
Capacity for
2 CPUs
1 x 8 GB
1
8 GB
16 GB
16 GB
2 x 8 GB
2
16 GB
32 GB
1
16 GB
1 x 16 GB
1
16 GB
32 GB
4 x 8 GB
4
32 GB
4 x 8 GB
4
32 GB
64 GB
2 x 16 GB
2
32 GB
2 x 16 GB
2
32 GB
64 GB
1 x 32 GB
1
32 GB
1 x 32 GB
1
32 GB
64 GB
8 x 8 GB
8
64 GB
8 x 8 GB
8
64 GB
128 GB
4 x 16 GB
4
64 GB
4 x 16 GB
4
64 GB
128 GB
2 x 32 GB
2
64 GB
2 x 32 GB
2
64 GB
128 GB
12 x 8 GB
12
96 GB
12 x 8 GB
12
96 GB
192 GB
8 x 16 GB
8
128 GB
8 x 16 GB
8
128 GB
256 GB
4 x 32 GB
4
128 GB
4 x 32 GB
4
128 GB
256 GB
12 x 16 GB
12
192 GB
12 x 16 GB
12
192 GB
384 GB
8 x 32 GB
8
256 GB
8 x 32 GB
8
256 GB
512 GB
12 x 32 GB
12
384 GB
12 x 32 GB
12
384 GB
768 GB
12 x 64 GB
12
768 GB
12 x 64 GB
12
768 GB
1536 GB
Total DIMMs
for CPU 1
CPU 1
Capacity
1 x 8 GB
1
8 GB
2 x 8 GB
2
1 x 16 GB
CPU 1 DIMMs
CPU 2 DIMMs
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RAID Details
The available disk drive support configurations are shown in this section.
NOTE: You can select a Cisco 12G Modular RAID controller or a Cisco 12 Gbps
Modular SAS HBA, but not both at the same time.
By default, the server comes with embedded software RAID.
To upgrade from the default, select one of these:
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID Controller (RAID Support)
■
For a 24-drive or 16-drive backplane system, select one of the following:
—
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller from Table 10 on page 31, or
—
Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBA from Table 10 on page 31, or
—
One Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller and one or two Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS
HBAs from Table 10 on page 31.
Select an appropriate optional RAID configuration listed in Table 10 on page 31.
■
For an 8-drive backplane system, select one of the following:
—
Embedded software RAID 5 key upgrade option from Table 10 on page 31, or
—
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller from Table 10 on page 31, or
—
Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBA from Table 10 on page 31
—
One Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID controller from Table 10 on page 31 and one or
two Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBAs from Table 10 on page 31
Select an appropriate optional RAID configuration listed in Table 10 on page 31.
Cisco 12 Gbps SAS HBA (JBOD Only Support)
■
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Select one of the following:
—
Cisco 12 Gbps Modular SAS HBA from Table 10 on page 31, and/or
—
One or two Cisco 9300-8E 12G SAS HBAs from Table 10 on page 31, or
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RAID Option ROM (OPROM) Settings
The server contains an Option ROM (OPROM) for the PCIe slots. The server has a finite amount of option
ROM with which it can boot up devices. Go into the BIOS and disable the OPROM on the PCIe slots not used
for booting so that resources are available for the slots that are used for booting. An example OPROM BIOS
screen is shown in Figure 12.
Figure 12
Example BIOS Screen for OPROM
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Riser Card Configuration and Options
The three riser card 1 options are shown in Table 49. The number of PCIe card slots and connectors for
SATA boot drives depends on which option is selected for riser 1. The riser card 2 slot assignments are fixed
and are shown in Table 50 on page 93.
Table 49 Riser Card 1 Slot Options
Slot #
Height
Length
Electrical
Mechanical
NCSI
Physical
Riser Card 1 (option A, PID UCSC-PCI-1A-240M4)
Slot 2
Slot 1
3
No slot available
2
Full
Full1
x16
x24
Yes2
1
Full
3/4
x8
x24
Yes2
Riser Card 1 (option B, PID UCSC-PCI-1B-240M4)3
Slot 3
Slot 2
Slot 1
3
Full
Full
x8
x16
No
2
Full
Full
x8
x24
Yes
1
Full
3/4
x8
x16
No
Riser Card 1 (option C, PID UCSC-PCI-1C-240M4)
SATA boot drive connectors (2)
Slot 2
Slot 1
3
No slot available4
2
Full
Full
x16
x24
Yes2
1
Full
3/4
x8
x24
Yes
Notes . . .
1. GPU capable slot
2. NCSI supported in only one slot at a time (default slot 2). If a GPU card is present in slot 2, NCSI support
automatically moves to slot 1.
3. No GPUs are supported on this riser. There is no GPU power connector in this version. Use riser version 1A for
GPU cards.
4. There is no PCIe connector in slot 3; instead, there are two connectors available for connecting SATA boot
drives.
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Table 50 Riser Card 2 Slots
Slot #
Height
Length
Electrical
Mechanical
NCSI
Physical
Riser Card 2
Slot 6
Slot 5
Slot 4
6
Full
Full
x8
x16
No
5
Full
Full1
x16
x24
Yes2
4
Full
3/4
x8
x24
Yes2
Notes . . .
1. GPU capable slot
2. NCSI supported in only one slot at a time (default slot 5). If a GPU card is present in slot 5, NCSI support
automatically moves to slot 4.
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Embedded SATA RAID: Two SATA Controllers
The embedded SATA RAID controller hub is split into two controllers, SATA and sSATA (secondary SATA).
These two controllers are seen as separate RAID controllers in the Cisco IMC interface and are configurable
separately.
■
The first SATA controller controls drives 1–4; the secondary sSATA controller controls drives 5–8.
■
When configuring RAID groups, you cannot create a group that spans more than four drives.
■
The first SATA controller can control a RAID group of up to four drives, consisting only of
drives 1–4.
■
The secondary sSATA controller can control a RAID group of up to four drives, consisting only
of drives 5–8. See Figure 13.
Figure 13
Embedded RAID Controller RAID Groups
HDD01
HDD03
HDD05
HDD07
HDD02
HDD04
HDD06
HDD08
SATA RAID Controller Hub
SATA
■
sSATA
Each controller is listed separately in the BIOS. You can select the boot order of the
controllers in the BIOS (use the Boot Options tab in the BIOS Setup Utility).
Note the following considerations:
94
■
The default setting for this embedded controller hub is SATA RAID 0, 1, and 10 support for up to
eight SATA drives (in two groups of four drives).
■
You can upgrade this to support to SATA RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5 support for up to eight SATA drives (in
two groups of four drives) by installing a RAID 5 key module on the motherboard.
■
When you order the server with this embedded controller, the controller is enabled in the BIOS.
■
You cannot downgrade from using a HW RAID controller card to using the SW RAID embedded
controller.
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To Create a RAID Group
(1) While the server is booting, wait for the prompt and press function key F2 as shown in
Figure 14.
Figure 14
Function Key F2 Prompt
In a few seconds, you will see the screen that allows you to set up a RAID group for the primary
SATA controller (see Figure 15).
Figure 15
Screen to Configure Primary SATA RAID Group
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(2) Press Ctrl+M to start the RAID group creation process for the primary SATA controller (for
drives 1-4, as shown in Figure 13 on page 94). Or, do nothing and wait for the next screen,
which allows you to create a RAID group for the secondary SATA (sSATA) controller see
Figure 16).
Figure 16
Screen to Configure Secondary SATA (sSATA) RAID Group
(3) Press Ctrl+M to start the RAID group creation process for the secondary SATA (sSATA)
controller (for drives 5-8, as shown in Figure 13 on page 94).
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Serial Port Details
The pinout details of the rear RJ-45 serial port connector are shown in Figure 17.
Figure 17
Serial Port (Female RJ-45 Connector) Pinout
Serial Port (RJ-45 Female Connector)
Pin Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
RTS (Request to Send)
DTR (Data Terminal Ready)
TxD (Transmit Data)
GND (Signal Ground)
GND (Signal Ground)
RxD (Receive Data)
DSR (Data Set Ready)
CTS (Clear to Send)
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Upgrade and Servicing-Related Parts
This section lists the upgrade and servicing-related parts you may need during the life of your server. Some
of these parts are configured with every server, and some may be ordered when needed or may be ordered
and kept on hand as spares for future use. See Table 51.
Table 51 Upgrade and Servicing-related Parts for UCS C240 M4 SFF Server
Spare Product ID (PID)
Description
UCSC-PCIF-01F=
PCIe Full Height blanking panel for UCS C-Series Server1
UCSC-PCIF-C240M4=
C240 M4 PCIe Riser Blanking Panel1
UCSC-PCI-2-C240M4=
C240 M4 PCIe Riser 2 Assembly1
UCSC-PCI-1A-240M4=
C240 M4 PCIe Riser 1 Assembly (x8 slot + GPU)1
UCSC-PCI-1B-240M4=
C240 M4 PCIe Riser 1 Assembly (3 x8 slots)1
UCSC-PCI-1C-240M4=
C240 M4 PCIe Riser 1 Assembly (SATA Boot + 2 PCIe slots)1
UCSC-IP-SSD-240M4=
PCIe interposer board + cable for PCIe SSD (8 and 16 HDD backplane versions)1
UCSC-IPSSD-240M48=
PCIe interposer board + cable for PCIe SSD (24 HD backplane version)1
UCSC-IP-PCH-240M4=
Interposer board + cables for onboard PCH SATA 6G Embedded Software RAID1
UCSC-MLOM-BLK=
MLOM Blanking Panel
UCS-240CBLMR8=
C240 M4 (2) RAID controller cables for 8 HD backplane2
UCS-240CBLMR16=
C240 M4 (2) RAID controller cables for 16 HD backplane2
UCS-240CBLMR24=
C240 M4 (2) RAID controller cables for 24 HD backplane2
UCSC-HS-C240M4=
Heat Sink for UCS C240 M4 Rack Server1
UCS-CPU-LPCVR=
CPU load plate dust cover (for unpopulated CPU sockets)
UCSC-GPUCBL-240M4=
C240 M4 GPU Power Cable (1 cable per GPU card)1
N20-MBLIBATT=
Replacement Lithium Battery for Server Motherboard (CR2032)1
UCSC-FAN-C240M4=
C240 M4 Fan Module (one)
UCSC-BAFF-C240M4=
C240 M4 Air Baffle Replacement Kit
UCSC-PSU-BLKP240=
Power Supply Blanking Panel for C240 M4 Servers1
UCSC-RAILB-M4=
Tool-Less Ball Bearing Rail Kit for C220 M4 and C240 M4 rack servers
UCSC-CMAB-M4=
Reversible CMA for C240 M4 ball bearing rail kit
UCS-SD-32G-S=
32 GB SD Card for UCS servers3
UCS-SD-64G-S=
64 GB SD Card for UCS servers2
UCS-USBFLSHB-16GB=
UCS Servers 16 GB Flash USB Drive
N20-BKVM=
KVM local IO cable for UCS servers console port
UCS-CPU-GREASE3=
M4 Server CPU thermal grease syringe - needed for heatsink seal4
UCSX-HSCK=
UCS Processor Heat Sink Cleaning Kit (when replacing a CPU)3
UCSC-MRAID-SC=
SuperCap for Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID, including all cables.
UCSC-IP-SSD-240M4=
PCIe 8639 interposer board + cable for PCIe SSD (8&16 HD)
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Table 51 Upgrade and Servicing-related Parts for UCS C240 M4 SFF Server
Spare Product ID (PID)
Description
UCSC-IPSSD-240M4B=
PCIe 8639 interposer board + cable for PCIe SSD (24 HD)
UCS-300WKIT-240M4=
300 Watt Cable and Kit for UCS C240M4 Rack Server Includes two heat sinks and
two power cables)
Notes . . .
1. This part is included/configured with your UCS server (in some cases, as determined by the configuration of
your server).
2. Required if ordering the RAID controller as a spare or to replace damaged cables
3. This SD card is blank.
4. This part should be ordered with the purchase of each optional or spare Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 CPU processor
kit
Adding an Additional CPU (with CPU heat sink) or Replacing CPUs
All Cisco UCS two CPU socket-capable servers can be upgraded from having one to having two CPUs
configured or can also support replacement of the CPUs. You will need to order and install a heat sink when
adding any additional CPU to a server. Instructions for installing the new CPU or replacing CPUs and heat
sink can be found at the following link:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/hw/C240M4/install/C240M4.html
NOTE: Unlike previous generation servers, the C240 M4 has tool-less CPU sockets, so
no separate tools (such as “pick n place” tools) are required to add or replace CPUs.
See the section titled “Replacing CPUs and Heatsinks.”
Motherboard Lithium Battery
You can order a replacement motherboard battery. Installation instructions are found at this link:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/hw/C240M4/install/C240M4.html
See the section titled “Replacing the Motherboard RTC Battery.”
Thermal Grease (with syringe applicator) for CPU to Heatsink Seal
Thermal grease must be applied to the top of the CPU where it comes in contact with the heat sink (a
grease syringe also ships with each CPU spare option kit). Instructions for applying thermal grease are found
at:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/hw/C240M4/install/C240M4.html
See the section titled “Replacing CPUs and Heatsinks.”
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CAUTION: Use only the thermal grease specified for this server
(UCS-CPU-GREASE3=). This thermal grease comes in a white-tipped
syringe and is to be used only in the C220 M4 and C240 M4 servers. Other
servers use thermal grease in a blue-tipped syringe (UCS-CPU-GREASE=).
Thermal grease for other systems may have different thermal
conductivity properties and may cause overheating if used in the C220 M4
or C240 M4 servers.
DO NOT use thermal grease available for purchase at any commercial
electronics store. If these instructions are not followed, the CPU may
overheat and be destroyed.
NOTE: When you purchase a spare CPU, the thermal grease with syringe applicator
is included.
Air Baffle Replacement Kit
Air baffles are designed to direct airflow through the server to maintain server temperature at a safe
operating level. These baffles must always remain installed during server operation. The Air Baffle
Replacement Kit includes the air baffles needed for one UCS C220 M4 server.
CPU Heat Sink Cleaning Kit
The cleaning kit is used to remove the existing thermal compound from the bottom of the heat sink during
a CPU replacement process. Instructions for cleaning are found at the following link:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/hw/C220M4/install/C220M4.html
See the section titled “Replacing CPUs and Heatsinks.”
NOTE: When you purchase a spare CPU, the CPU cleaning kit is included.
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RACKS
The Cisco R42612 rack (see Figure 18 on page 102) is certified for Cisco UCS installation at customer sites
and is suitable for the following equipment:
■
Cisco UCS B-Series servers and fabric interconnects
■
Cisco UCS C-Series and select Nexus switches
The rack is compatible with hardware designed for EIA-standard 19-inch racks. Rack specifications are
listed in Table 52.
Table 52 R42612 Specifications
Cisco R42612 Rack
Standard
(Static with side panels)
Expansion
(Static without Side Panels)
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
79.25 x 23.50 x 49.84 in.
(2013 x 597 x 1266 mm)
79.25 x 23.50 x 49.84 in.
(2013 x 597 x 1266 mm)
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
84.25 x 32 x 54.84 in.
(2140 x 813 x 1393 mm)
84.25 x 32 x 54.84 in.(
2140 x 813 x 1393 mm)
Distance from front
mounting rail to rear
mounting rail
29.19 in. (741.5 mm)
29.19 in. (741.5 mm)
Weight
339.51 lb (154 kg)
264.55 lb (120 kg)
Weight with
packaging
410.06 lb (186 kg)
335.10 lb (152 kg)
Side panels included
Yes
No
Equipment mounting
capacity
42 RU
42 RU
Static load capacity
2700 lb (1224.7 kg)
2700 lb (1224.7 kg)
Dynamic load
capacity
N/A
N/A
with packaging
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Figure 18
Cisco R42612 Rack
Front View
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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 42 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.
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 severs accept the zero-rack-unit (0RU) or horizontal PDU. See Figure 19 for one example of a
zero rack unit PDU.
Figure 19
RP208-30M1P-6-36 PDU
1 = Ground
2 = 20 A circuit breakers
3 = IEC 60320 C13 outlets
4 = EC 60320 C19 outlets
5 = NEMA L6-30P plug
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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 2.0 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 53.
Table 53 KVM Cable
Product ID (PID)
PID Description
N20-BKVM=
KVM cable for server console port
Figure 20
KVM Cable
1
Connector (to server front panel)
3
VGA connector (for a monitor)
2
DB-9 serial connector
4
Two-port USB 2.0 connector (for a mouse and
keyboard)
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Motherboard USB and SD Ports, and RAID Card Backup Locations
The C240 M4 SFF motherboard has a general-purpose USB socket and two SD sockets, as shown in Figure 21.
The mounting locations for RAID card backup are also shown
Motherboard USB and SD Ports and RAID Backup Location
2
3
5
7
9
Riser 2
10
CPU 1
Drives
SD1
SD2
8
Riser 1
17
1
6
CPU 2
FAN 06 FAN 05 FAN 04 FAN 03 FAN 02 FAN 01
1
4
10
(hot-swappable, accessed through front
panel)
16
15
14
11
13
12
PCIe riser 1 (PCIe slots 1, 2, 3*)
*Slot 3 not present in all versions.
2
Fan modules (six, hot-swappable)
11
SuperCap RAID data cache power backup
unit mounting locations (two, on air baffle
not shown in this view)
3
DIMM sockets on motherboard (up to 24
DIMMs)
12
SATA boot drives (two sockets available only
on PCIe riser 1 option C)
4
CPUs and heatsinks (two)
13
Socket for embedded RAID interposer board
5
Cisco SD card slots on motherboard (two)
14
Cisco modular RAID controller PCIe slot
(dedicated slot and bracket)
6
USB 3.0 slot on motherboard
15
RTC battery on motherboard
7
Power supplies (hot-swappable, accessed
through rear panel
16
Embedded RAID header for RAID key
8
Trusted platform module (TPM) socket on
motherboard, under PCIe riser 2
17
SuperCap power module (RAID backup)
mounting location on air baffle (not shown)
9
PCIe riser 2 (PCIe slots 4, 5, 6)
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NEBS Compliance
When configured with choices from the specific set of components shown in Table 54, the UCS C240 M4 M4
server meets Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) Level 1 and Level 3 compliance. For specific
configuration rules, see the applicable sections of this document.
Table 54 C240 M4 M4 NEBS Compliant Components
Component
Category
Description
Product ID (PID)
C240 M4 NEBS
UCS C240M4 NEBS SFF 16 HDD, no expander, CPU, memory,
HDD, PCIe cards, power supply, or rail kit
UCSC-C240-M4SNEBS
CPUs (up to two)
2.60 GHz E5-2697 v3/145W 14C/35MB Cache/DDR4 2133MHz
UCS-CPU-E52697D
2.20 GHz E5-2699 v4/145W 22C/55MB Cache/DDR4 2400MHz
UCS-CPU-E52699E
2.20 GHz E5-2658 v3/105W 12C/30MB Cache/DDR4 2133MHz
UCS-CPU-E52658D
32GB DDR4-2133-MHz LRDIMM/PC4-17000/quad rank/x4/1.2v
UCS-ML-1X324RU-A
16GB DDR4-2133-MHz RDIMM/PC4-17000/dual rank/x4/1.2v
UCS-MR-1X162RU-A
32GB DDR4-2400-MHz RDIMM/PC4-19200/dual rank/x4/1.2v
UCS-MR-1X322RV-A
16GB DDR4-2400-MHz RDIMM/PC4-19200/single rank/x4/1.2v
UCS-MR-1X161RV-A
8GB DDR4-2400-MHz RDIMM/PC4-19200/single rank/x4/1.2v
UCS-MR-1X081RV-A
Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller with 1GB FBWC
UCSC-MRAID12G-1GB
Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller with 2GB FBWC
UCSC-MRAID12G-2GB
Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller with 4GB FBWC
UCSC-MRAID12G-4GB
Cisco 12G SAS Modular RAID Controller
UCSC-MRAID12G
External RAID
Controller
(up to one)
Cisco 12G SAS HBA with 8 external ports
UCSC-SAS9300-8E
HDDs (up to 8)
1.2 TB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD
UCS-HD12TB10K12G
1.8 TB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD (4K)
UCS-HD18TB10KS4K
900GB 12G SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD
UCS-HD900G10K12G
1.6TB 2.5 inch Ent. Performance 12G SAS SSD(10X endurance)
UCS-SD16TB12S4-EP
400GB 2.5 inch Ent Performance 12G SAS SSD (10X endurance)
UCS-SD400G12S4-EP
960GB 2.5 inch Enterprise Value 6G SATA SSD
UCS-SD960GBKS4-EV
64GB SD Card for UCS Servers
UCS-SD-64G-S
32GB SD Card for UCS servers
UCS-SD-32G-S
DIMMs (up to 24)
Internal RAID
Controller
(up to one)
SSDs (up to 8)
SD and USB
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Table 54 C240 M4 M4 NEBS Compliant Components
Component
Category
PCIe mLOM
Cards
PCIe Cards
Power Supply
Power Cables
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Description
Product ID (PID)
Cisco UCS VIC1227T VIC MLOM - Dual Port 10GBaseT
UCSC-MLOM-C10T-02
Cisco UCS VIC1227 VIC MLOM - Dual Port 10Gb SFP+
UCSC-MLOM-CSC-02
Intel i350 MLOM NIC
UCSC-MLOM-IRJ45
Cisco VIC 1225 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ CAN
UCSC-PCIE-CSC-02
Cisco VIC 1225T Dual Port 10GBaseT CNA
UCSC-PCIE-C10T-02
Intel i350 Quad Port 1Gb Adapter
UCSC-PCIE-IRJ45
Intel X540 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter
UCSC-PCIE-ITG
Intel X520 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ Adapter
N2XX-AIPCI01
Qlogic QLE8362 dual-port 10 GbE FCoE CNA
UCSC-PCIE-Q8362
Emulex OCe14102-FX dual-port 10 GbE FCoE CNA
UCSC-PCIE-E14102
Emulex OCe14102B-UX dual-port 10G SFP+ with iSCSI, FCoE
CNA
UCSC-PCIE-E14102B
Emulex LPe16002-M6, 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA with SR Optics
UCSC-PCIE-E16002
Qlogic QLE2562 Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
N2XX-AQPCI05
1200W V2 AC Power Supply for 2U C-Series Servers
UCSC-PSU2V2-1200W
930W DC Power Supply for 2U Servers
UCSC-PSU-930WDC
930W V2 DC Power Supply for 2U C-Series Servers
UCSC-PSU2V2-930DC
C-Series -48VDC PSU Power Cord, 3.5M, 3 Wire, 8AWG, 40A
CAB-48DC-40A-8AWG
Power Cord - 250V, 10A - Brazil
CAB-250V-10A-BR
AC Power Cord - 250V, 10A - PRC
CAB-250V-10A-CN
AC Power Cord - 250V, 10A - Argentina
CAB-250V-10A-AR
AC Power Cord - 250V, 10A , India
CAB-250V-10A-ID
AC Power Cord - 250V, 10A - Israel
CAB-250V-10A-IS
N5000 AC Power Cable, 10A, 250V, Australia, 2.5m
CAB-9K10A-AU
N5000 AC Power Cable, 10A, 250V, Europe, 2.5m
CAB-9K10A-EU
N5000 AC Power Cable, 10A, 250V, Italy, 2.5m
CAB-9K10A-IT
N5000 AC Power Cable, 10A, 250V, Switzerland, 2.5m
CAB-9K10A-SW
N5000 AC Power Cable, 10A, 250V, United Kingdom, 2.5m
CAB-9K10A-UK
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Table 54 C240 M4 M4 NEBS Compliant Components
Component
Category
Description
Product ID (PID)
N5000 Power Cord, 125VAC 15A NEMA 5-15 Plug, North
America, 2.5m
CAB-9K12A-NA
AC Power Cord, NEMA L6-20 - C13, 2M/6.5ft
CAB-AC-L620-C13
CABASY,WIRE,JUMPER CORD,PWR,2 Meter,C13/C14,10A/250V
CAB-C13-C14-2M
Power Cord C13-C14, 2M/6.5ft Japan PSE mark
CAB-C13-C14-2M-JP
Power cord, C13 to C14 (recessed receptacle), 10A
CAB-C13-C14-AC
Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 10A, C14-C13
Connectors
CAB-C13-CBN
Japan, 90-125VAC 12A NEMA 5-15 Plug, 2.4m
CAB-JPN-3PIN
N5000 AC Power Cable, 6A, 250V, North America, 2.5m
CAB-N5K6A-NA
No power cord option
R2XX-DMYMPWRCORD
Rail Kit
Ball Bearing Rail Kit for C220 M4 and C240 M4 Rack Servers
UCSC-RAILB-M4
KVM Cable
KVM local IO cable for UCS servers console port
N20-BKVM
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Dimensions and Weight
Table 55 UCS C240 M4 Dimensions and Weight
Parameter
Value
Height
3.43 in. (8.70 cm)
Width (including slam latches)
17.65 in.(44.8 cm)
Including handles:
18.96 in (48.2 cm)
Depth
29.0 in. (73.8 cm)
Including handles:
30.18 in (76.6 cm)
Front Clearance
3 in. (76 mm)
Side Clearance
1 in. (25 mm)
Rear Clearance
6 in. (152 mm)
Weight1
Maximum
(24 HDD model with 24 HDDs, 2 CPUs, 24 DIMMs, 2 1200 W power supplies)
62.7 lbs (28.4 kg)
(16 HDD model with 16 HDDs, 2 CPUs, 24 DIMMs, 2 1200 W power supplies)
58.9 lbs (27.7 kg)
(8 HDD model with 8 HDDs, 2 CPUs, 24 DIMMs, 2 1200 W power supplies)
52.9 lbs (24.0 kg)
Minimum
(24 HDD model with 1 HDD, 1 CPU, 1 DIMM, 1 1200 W power supply)
40.1 lbs (18.2 kg)
(16 HDD model with 1 HDD, 1 CPU, 1 DIMM, 1 1200 W power supply)
40.7 lbs (18.5 kg)
(8 HDD model with 1 HDD, 1 CPU, 1 DIMM, 1 1200 W power supply)
39.2 lbs (17.8 kg)
Bare
(24 HDD model with 0 HDD, 0 CPU, 0 DIMM, 1 1200 W power supply)
37.9 lbs (17.2 kg)
(16 HDD model with 0 HDD, 0 CPU, 0 DIMM, 1 1200 W power supply)
38.5 lbs (17.5 kg)
(8 HDD model with 0 HDD, 0 CPU, 0 DIMM, 1 1200 W power supply)
37.0 lbs (16.8 kg)
Notes . . .
1. Weight includes inner rail, which is attached to the server. Weight does not include outer rail, which is attached
to the rack.
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Power Specifications
The server is available with the following types of power supplies:
■
650 W (AC)
■
930 W (DC)
■
1200 W (AC)
■
1400 W (AC)
The general power specifications for the C240 M4 SFF server are listed as follows:
■
650 W (AC) power supply (see Table 56).
■
930 W (DC) power supply (see Table 57).
■
930 W V2 (DC) power supply (see Table 58)
■
1200 W V2 (AC) power supply (see Table 59 on page 112)
■
1400 W V2 (AC) power supply (see Table 60 on page 113)
Table 56 UCS C240 M4 SFF Power Specifications (650 W AC power supply)
Description
Specification
AC input voltage range
Voltage Range 100-127 VAC, 200-240 VAC nominal
(range: 90-140 VAC, 180-264 VAC)
AC input frequency
50 to 60 Hz nominal (range: 47 to 63 Hz)
Maximum AC input current
7.6 Amps maximum at 100 VAC
3.65 Amps maximum at 208 VAC
Maximum Input VA
760 VA at 100 VAC
Maximum output power for each
power supply
650 W
Maximum AC inrush current
35 A (sub cycle duration)
Maximum hold up time
12 ms @ 650 W
Power supply output voltage
12 VDC
Power supply standby voltage
12 VDC
Power supply efficiency
Climate Savers Platinum Efficiency (80Plus Platinum Certified)
Form factor
RSP1
Input connector
IEC320 C14
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Table 57 UCS C240 M4 SFF Power Specifications (930 W DC power supply)
Description
Specification
AC input voltage
Voltage Range: -48 to -60 VDC nominal
(range: -40 to -60 VDC)
Max DC Input current
23A at -48 VDC
Maximum Input Power
1104 W at -48VDC
Maximum output power per power
supply
930W
Maximum inrush current
35 A (sub cycle duration)
Maximum hold up time
4ms @ 930 W
Power supply output voltage
12 VDC
Power supply standby voltage
12 VDC
Efficiency rating
> 92% at 50% Load
Form Factor
RSP1
Input connector
3-pos euro terminal block spring cage connection connector. Plug
PID UCSC-CONN-930WDC=
Table 58 UCS C240 M4 SFF Power Specifications (930 W DC V2 power supply)
Description
Specification
AC input voltage
Voltage Range: -48 to -60 VDC nominal
(range: -40 to -60 VDC)
Max DC Input current
23 A at -48 VDC
Maximum Input Power
1104 W at -48 VDC
Maximum output power per power
supply
930 W
Maximum inrush current
35 A (sub cycle duration)
Maximum hold up time
4 ms @ 930 W
Power supply output voltage
12 VDC
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Table 58 UCS C240 M4 SFF Power Specifications (930 W DC V2 power supply) (continued)
Description
Specification
Power supply standby voltage
12 VDC
Efficiency rating
> 92% at 50% Load
Form Factor
RSP1
Input connector
3 wire Connector (Molex MINIFIT SR. R/A )
Table 59 UCS C240 M4 SFF Power Specifications (1200 W V2 AC power supply)
Description
Specification
AC input voltage
Voltage Range 100-127 VAC, 200-240 VAC nominal
(range: 90-140 VAC, 180-264 VAC)
AC input frequency
50 to 60 Hz nominal
(range: 47 to 63 Hz)
Max AC Input current
11 A at 100 VAC
7 A at 200 VAC
Maximum Input VA
1400 V\A @230VAC
Maximum output power per power
supply
800 W at 100 - 120 VAC
1200 W at 200 - 240 VAC
36 W on 12V DC Standby
Maximum inrush current
30 A (sub cycle duration)
Maximum hold up time
12 ms @ 1200 W
Power supply output voltage
12 VDC
Power supply standby voltage
12 VDC
Efficiency rating
Climate Savers Platinum Efficiency (80Plus Platinum Certified)
Form Factor
RSP1 (C-Series 2U and 4U Server)
Input connector
IEC320 C14
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Table 60 UCS C240 M4 SFF Power Specifications (1400 W V2 AC power supply)
Description
Specification
AC input voltage
Voltage Range 200-240 VAC nominal
(range:180-264 VAC)
AC input frequency
50 to 60 Hz nominal
(range: 47 to 63 Hz)
Max AC Input current
8.5 A at 200 VAC
Maximum Input VA
1630 VA @230 VAC
Maximum output power per power
supply
1400 W at 200-240 VAC
36 W on 12V DC Standby
Maximum inrush current
30 A (sub cycle duration)
Maximum hold up time
12 ms @ 1400 W
Power supply output voltage
12 VDC
Power supply standby voltage
12 VDC
Efficiency rating
Climate Savers Platinum Efficiency (80Plus Platinum Certified)
Form Factor
RSP1 (C-Series 2U and 4U Server)
Input connector
IEC320 C14
For configuration-specific power specifications, use the Cisco UCS Power Calculator at this URL:
http://ucspowercalc.cisco.com
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Environmental Specifications
The power specifications for the C240 M4 server are listed in Table 61.
Table 61 UCS C240 M4 SFF Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Minimum
Temperature operating
41 to 95° F (5 to 35° C)
derate the maximum temperature by 1°C per every
1000 ft. (305 m) of altitude above sea level
Temperature nonoperating
–40 to 149°F (–40 to 65° C)
Humidity (RH) operating
10 to 90%, non-condensing at 82° F (28° C)
Humidity (RH) nonoperating
5 to 93% at 82° F (28° C)
Altitude operating
0 to 3,000 m (0 to 10,000 ft.)
Altitude nonoperating
0 to 12,192 m (0 to 40,000 ft.)
Sound Power level, Measure
A-weighted per ISO7779 LWAd (Bels)
Operation at 73°F (23°C)
5.8
Sound Pressure level, Measure
A-weighted per ISO7779 LpAm (dBA)
Operation at 73°F (23°C)
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Compliance Requirements
The regulatory compliance requirements for C-Series servers are listed in Table 62.
Table 62 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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