The Cisco UCS C210 Server, which is a part of the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server family, operates 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 server is a general-purpose, two-socket, two rack unit (2RU), rack-mount server. The server is designed to balance performance, density, and efficiency for workloads that require up to 8 terabytes of economical, high-capacity, reliable internal storage.
Figure 1-1 shows the external features of the front panel. Figure 1-2 shows the external features of the rear panel.
Figure 1-1 Front Panel Features
Network activity LED
System fault LED
Power button/Power status LED
CPU fault LED
Memory fault LED
Power supply fault LED
Console connector (with supplied KVM cable, provides DB15 video, DB9 serial, and two USB 2.0 connectors)
DVD drive (optional)
Hard drives (up to 16)
Figure 1-2 Rear Panel Features
Power supply (up to two)
USB 2.0 connectors (two)
10/100 Ethernet management port (RJ45)
Serial connector (DB9)
Video connector (DB15 VGA)
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports (two)
Standard-profile PCIe card slot (five)
The Cisco UCS C210 server has the following hardware components and features:
Table 1-1 Hardware Features of the Server
Feature or Component
Two rack unit (2RU) chassis.
Up to two quad-core Intel Xeon Series processors.
12 DIMM1 slots supporting up to 96 GB of industry-standard DDR32 main memory.
Up to 16 internal SAS3 or SATA4 hard drives or solid state drives, supporting up to 8 TB total.
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 3-5).
The server also has one front-panel console connector (with supplied KVM9 cable provides DB15 video, DB9 serial, and two USB 2.0 connectors).
Removable media devices
One internal DVD drive (orderable option).
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
Up to two power supplies, each with a maximum output of 650 W.
Three internal fans that force front-to-rear cooling; also one fan in each power supply.
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.