Cisco UCS C200 Installation and Service Guide
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Overview

Overview

The Cisco UCS C200 Server, which is a part of the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount server family, is designed to operate in a wide range of data center environments, including those environments that use the Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Nexus family products, and discrete Ethernet and Fibre Channel switches from Cisco and third parties.

The Cisco UCS C200 server is a high-density, two-socket, 1RU rack-mount server designed to balance simplicity, performance, and density. Powered with two quad-core Intel Xeon 5500 series processors, the server supports production-level network infrastructures, web services, virtualization, data centers, and small-office and remote-office applications.

This server can be ordered with different front panel configurations, depending on whether the hard drives are the 3.5-inch large form factor or the 2.5-inch small form factor:

  • Figure 1-1 shows the external features of the Large Form Factor (LFF) front panel.
  • Figure 1-2 shows the external features of the Small Form Factor (SFF) front panel. The optional DVD module that can be configured in place of the front panel control module is also shown.

Figure 1-1 Front Panel Features, Large Form Factor

 

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DVD drive

7

CPU fault LED

2

Hard drive (up to four)

8

Network activity LED

3

KVM console connector

9

System fault LED

4

Reset button1

10

Locator button/LED

5

Power supply fault LED

11

Power button/Power status LED

6

Memory fault LED

 

 

1.See the following caution.


Caution Do not use the Reset button. This button is for development debugging only. This button will reset memory and CPU settings to the defaults.

Figure 1-2 Front Panel Features, Small Form Factor

 

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KVM console connector

10

Hard drives (up to 8)

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Reset button2

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Hard drive fault LED

3

Power supply fault LED

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Hard drive activity LED

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Memory fault LED

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Optional DVD module

5

CPU fault LED

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DVD activity LED

6

Network activity LED

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Power button/Power status LED

7

System fault LED

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Locator button/LED

8

Locator button/LED

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Reset button3

9

Power button/Power status LED

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System fault LED

2.See the following caution.

3.See the following caution.


Caution Do not use the Reset button. This button is for development debugging only. This button will reset memory and CPU settings to the defaults.

Figure 1-3 shows the external features of the rear panel. A Generation M2 server is shown (the USB ports and the 10/100 Ethernet management port are in slightly different positions for Generation M1).

Figure 1-3 Rear Panel Features

 

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Power supply (up to two)

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Video connector (DB15 VGA)

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10/100 Ethernet management port (RJ-45)

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10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports (two)

3

USB 2.0 connectors (two)

7

Low-profile PCIe card slot

4

Serial connector (DB9)

8

Standard-profile PCIe card slot

The Cisco UCS C200 server has the following components and features. Differences between the Large Form Factor (LFF) version of the server (PID R200-1120402W) and the Small Form Factor (SFF) version of the server (PID UCS-BSE-SFF-C200) are noted.

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Table 1-1 Hardware Features of the Server

Feature or Component
Cisco UCS C200 Server

Enclosure

Single rack unit (1RU) chassis.

Processors

Up to two quad-core Intel Xeon processors.

Memory

12 DIMM4 slots supporting up to 96 GB of industry-standard DDR35 main memory.

Storage

The number of drives depends on which configurable front panel you have:

  • LFF—Up to 4 internal 3.5-inch SAS6 or SATA7 drives.
  • SFF—Up to 8 internal 2.5-inch SAS or SATA drives.

Server Generation M2 only—There is also one internal USB port on the motherboard that you can use with a USB thumb drive (see Figure 3-7).

Network and management I/O

The server provides these rear-panel connectors:

  • Two 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports (RJ-45 connectors).

These integrated Gigabit ports support the Wake on LAN (WoL) and TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) standards.

  • One 10/100 Ethernet port (RJ-45 connector).
  • One DB9 serial connector.
  • One DB15 VGA8 connector.
  • Two USB9 2.0 connectors.

The server also has one front-panel console connector (with supplied KVM10 cable, provides DB15 video, DB9 serial, and two USB 2.0 connectors).


Note The Cisco UCS C200 SFF server does not include a front-panel KVM connector if ordered with the optional DVD module.


Removable media devices

One internal DVD drive:

  • LFF—The DVD drive is not field-replaceable.
  • SFF—The optional front panel DVD module is field-replaceable.

The drive supports the following media types: CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW, +R DL

Power

Up to two power supplies, each with a maximum output of 650W (redundant power supply is optional).

Cooling

Five internal fans that force front-to-rear cooling; also one fan in each power supply.

PCIe I/O

Up to two PCIe11 expansion cards, plugged into horizontal riser card sockets:

  • One standard-profile, half-length, x16-lane, x16 connector (on riser card).
  • One low-profile, half-length, x8-lane, x8 connector (on riser card).

Disk Management

Factory-configured RAID12 support options, which differ for the LFF and SFF versions of the server.

  • LFF:

RAID 0 and 1 support for up to 4 SATA drives with the integrated SATA controller.


Note The integrated ICH10R RAID controller is not compatible for use with VMWare ESX/ESXi Server software in any generation or version of the Cisco UCS C200 server.


RAID 0, 1, and 1E support for up to 4 SAS or SATA drives with the optional LSI 1064-based controller mezzanine card.

RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 00, 10, 50 and 60 support for up to 4 SAS or SATA drives with the optional LSI 9260-8i MegaRAID controller card.

  • SFF:

RAID 0 and 1 support for up to 4 SATA drives with the integrated SATA controller.


Note The integrated ICH10R RAID controller is not compatible for use with VMWare ESX/ESXi Server software in any generation or version of the Cisco UCS C200 server.


RAID 0, 1, and 1E support for up to 4 SAS or SATA drives with the optional LSI 1068-based controller mezzanine card.

RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 00, 10, 50 and 60 support for up to 8 SAS or SATA drives with the optional LSI 9260-8i MegaRAID controller card.

RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 00, 10, 50 and 60 support for up to 4 SAS or SATA drives with the optional LSI 9280-4i4e MegaRAID controller card.

See RAID Controller Considerations for more information about RAID in this server.

Video

The server CIMC chip includes a Matrox G200 core. The Matrox G200 core shares the same memory as the rest of the CIMC. The first 8 MB of memory are allocated to the video core, followed by another 5 MB allocated to the compression engine for difference buffers.

4.DIMM = dual inline memory module

5.DDR = double data rate (transfer mode)

6.SAS = serial attached SCSI

7.SATA = serial advanced technology attachment

8.VGA = video graphics array

9.USB = universal serial bus

10.KVM = keyboard, video, mouse

11.PCIe = peripheral component interconnect express

12.RAID = redundant array of independent disks

See Appendix A, “Technical Specifications” for more physical, environmental, and power details.