Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects

Compare Models

Both the Cisco UCS 6248UP and 6296UP offer important features and benefits, including:

  • High-performance Unified Fabric with line-rate, low-latency, lossless 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Centralized unified management with Cisco UCS Manager software
  • Virtual-machine-optimized services with support for VM-FEX technologies
  • Efficient cooling and serviceability with front-to-back cooling, redundant front-plug fans and power supplies, and rear cabling
  • Expansion module options that provide Fibre Channel and 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink connectivity

Models Comparison: Cisco 6200 Series Fabric Interconnect, Fabric Extenders, Interface Adapters compatibility

Models Cisco UCS 6248UP Fabric Interconnect Cisco UCS 6296UP Fabric Interconnect
Max chassis per system 20 20
Form factor 1RU 2RU
Throughput 960 Gbps 1920 Gbps
Expansion slots 1 expansion module with 16 unified ports 3 expansion modules with 16 unified ports each
Fan modules 2 4

Models Comparison: Cisco UCS Fabric Extenders

  2208XP 2204XP 2104XP
Server-Facing Ports 32 16 16
Port Speeds 10 Gb with FCOE 10 Gb with FCOE 10 Gb with FCOE
10 Gbps Fabric Ports 8 4 4
Throughput 80 Gb 40 Gb 40 Gb

Models Comparison: Cisco UCS Interface Adapters

  VIC 1280 VIC 1240 M81KR VIC 1240 with Port Expander VIC 1280 with VIC 1240
Bandwidth with 2208XP 80 Gb 40 Gb 20 Gb 80 Gb 80 Gb
Bandwidth with 2204XP 40 Gb 20 Gb 20 Gb 40 Gb 40 Gb
Bandwidth with 2104XP 20 GB 20 GB 20 GB Not Supported Not Supported
Blades supported with 2208XP M2 M3 M2 B200 M3 M3
Blades supported with 2204XP M2 M3 M2 B200 M3 M3
Blades supported with 2104XP M2 M3 M2 Not Supported Not Supported

Note: This table is for the half-width Blade Servers please see Tech Specs for full-width Blade Servers