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Cisco UCS 2100 Series Fabric Extenders

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Simplifying I/O, Cabling, and Management

Cisco UCS 2100 Series Fabric Extenders connect the Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis to the Cisco UCS 6100 Series Fabric Interconnects and help simplify cabling, management, and diagnostics.

Overview of the Fabric Interconnect Ecosystem

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Get an overview of the fabric interconnect ecosystem for the Cisco Unified Computing System. (5:47 min)

The fabric extender extends the I/O fabric between the fabric interconnects and the blade-server chassis, enabling a lossless and deterministic Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) fabric to connect all blades and chassis together.

The first product in the series, the Cisco UCS 2104XP Fabric Extender, provides key benefits including the following:

  • Reduced TCO through the use of FCoE, which enables significant component reduction
  • High-speed, low-latency, FCoE-capable 10 Gigabit Ethernet to the chassis
  • Up to two fabric extenders per chassis, which allows redundancy and increased bandwidth
  • Hardware-based support for Cisco VN-Link architecture, helping optimize virtualized environments
  • Built-in logic to manage chassis components including fans and power
  • Simplified management -the fabric extender is fully managed through the fabric interconnect
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