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® MCS 7825-H2-UC1 Media Convergence Server is a powerful platform for Cisco Unity
® Connection and is preinstalled with an operating system optimized for the application. The Cisco MCS 7825-H2-UC1 occupies only 1 rack unit (1RU) while providing the features most requested in a server platform at a very economical price point.
• Intel dual-core Pentium D 2.8G-Hz processor, a 800-MHz front side bus (FSB), and 2 MB of Layer 2 cache
• PC2-4200 Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) RAM
• Two Gigabit Ethernet network interface cards (NICs)
• Two 80-GB serial-advanced-technology-attachment (SATA) hard disk drives configured in Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) 1
• Quick-deployment third-party rail kit
• 450W Power Factor Correction (PFC) power supply
• 1RU (1.75-in.) form factor
• Integrated Lights Out (iLO) remote management
The Cisco MCS 7825-H2-UC1 supports Cisco Unity Connection.
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
The Cisco MCS 7825-H2-UC1 is a robust, highly available server platform designed to support today's IP Communications applications. It uses a single Intel dual-core Pentium D 2.8-GHz processor with an 800-MHz FSB.
System Health LEDs
The Cisco MCS 7825-H2-UC1 provides system health LEDs and unit identification lights on the front and back of the server to make pinpointing system problems easier than ever. When an internal component fails, this indication is made on an internal component LED (amber) and on the front panel of the Cisco MCS 7825-H2-UC1. If the item is serviceable by removing the hood, as in the case of a fan failure, the internal health LED illuminates. If no failures have occurred, the system health LED is green. If the failure is critical and has caused the system to shut down, the LED is red.
In the Cisco MCS 7825-H2-UC1, the ROM is divided into two logical parts. When the system boots, the primary ROM side is executed and used in server operation. During a ROM flash, the backup side is flashed. When the flash is fully completed, the backup side becomes the primary. If under rare conditions the flash does not complete safely, potentially because of a power interruption, the backup is available to boot the system. In the situation in which both images are valid, the user can select which image to use at boot time.
Serviceable SATA Disk Drives
The Cisco MCS 7825-H2-UC1 is configured with two 80-GB SATA "cold-pluggable" disk drives configured in a RAID 1 mirror set. The server continues to operate if either of the two disk drives fails. The SATA disk drives are accessible to the end user through openings in the front bezel of the server. If a drive fails, the end user can schedule server downtime, power down the server, and replace the failed SATA drive by simply removing it (each drive is equipped with a front latch that positively mates the drive to the server) and replacing it with an unconfigured spare drive. After restarting the server, the RAID 1 firmware initiates a remirroring of the new drive to ensure that drive redundancy on the Cisco MCS 7825-H2-UC1 is maintained. The serial-drive technology introduced in the Cisco MCS 7825-H2-UC1 provides Cisco Systems
® customers with a highly reliable, high-performance, cost-effective solution.
DAT Tape Drive Support
The Cisco MCS 7825-H2-UC1 can support an optional 36-/72-GB universal-serial-bus (USB) external Digital Audio Tape (DAT) drive (part number DAT-USB-EXT-72=) or an optional universal-serial-bus (USB) rack-mount DAT drive (part number DAT-USB-RM-72=). This tape drive connects through one of the 4 USB 2.0 ports provided by the Cisco MCS-7825-H2-UC1 server.
Table 1 gives specifications of the Cisco MCS 7825-H2-UC1.
Table 1. Product Specifications
Processor at Product Introduction
Intel Pentium D dual core
Processor internal clock speed
2.8 GHz (or greater)
Level 2 cache
Basic input/output system (BIOS) type
PC2-4200 DDR2 synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM)
Error correction code (ECC)
Total RAM slots
2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB)
HP-integrated SATA RAID controller
Embedded to planar
RAID levels supported
Hard disk installed
2 x 80 GB
Hard disk route processor module (RPM)
Hard disk interface type
SATA, 1.5 GBps
Dual onboard 10/100/1000
Two RJ-45 connectors on back of server
10BASE-T cable support
EIA Category 3, 4, or 5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) (2 or 4 pair) up to 328 ft (10m)
100BASE-TX cable support
EIA Category 5 UTP (2 pair) up to 328 ft (10m)
1000BASE-T cable support
EIA category 6 UTP (recommended), 5E UTP, or 5 UTP (2 pair) up to 328 ft (10m)
1 (full length)
PCI-Express low profile x8
1 (half length)
USB 2.0 ports
4 (1 at front, 1 internal, and 2 at back of chassis)
External SCSI port
• Power-on password
• Keyboard password
• Diskette drive control
• Diskette boot control
• USB port control
• Removable CD-ROM/diskette drive assembly
• Administrator's password
Power supply output steady-state power
• +3.3V and +5V total output power 130W maximum
• +3.3V,+5V, and +12V total output power 324W maximum
Table 2 gives ordering information for specific server product IDs.
Table 2. Ordering Information
Cisco Unity Connection
To order spare servers, reference Table 3.
Table 3. Ordering Information for Spare Servers
Spare Part Number
Cisco Unity Connection
To order spare parts for the servers, reference Table 4.
Table 4. Ordering Information for Server Spare Parts
Spare Part Number
Spare 1-GB SDRAM dual in-line memory module (DIMM) for Cisco MCS 7825-H2 server
Spare 80-GB SATA hard disk drive, cold-pluggable
IDENTIFYING SERVER CPU SPEED
As the Cisco MCS 7825-H2-UC1 matures, the processor speeds will be changed as Intel retires slower processors and replaces them with faster processors. Table 5 provides the Cisco manufacturing part number shown on the chassis to help identify the processor speed of any individual server.
Table 5. Manufacturing Part Numbers by Processor Speed
Manufacturing Part Number Located on Server
Intel dual-core Pentium D 2.8-GHz
Initial production of server
SERVICE AND SUPPORT
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