Cisco UCS C22 Server Installation and Service Guide
Overview of the Server
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Overview

Overview

This chapter provides an overview of the Cisco UCS C22 server features.

This server is a part of the Cisco UCS C-Series rack-mount server family. It is a high-performance, 1RU (rack-unit) server. It is designed to operate in both standalone environments and as part of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).

The illustrations in this chapter show an overview of external server features. Internal server features are illustrated in Figure 3-4.

The server is orderable in two different versions, each with one of two different front panel/backplane configurations:

  • Cisco UCS C22 M3, small form-factor (SFF) drives, with 8-drive backplane.
    Holds up to eight 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state drives.
  • Cisco UCS C22 M3, large form factor (LFF) drives, with 4-drive backplane).
    Holds up to four 3.5-inch hard drives.

Figure 1-1 shows the front panel features of small form-factor drives version of the server.

Figure 1-1 Cisco UCS C22 Server (Small Form Factor Drives) Front Panel Features

 

 

1

Power button/Power status LED

6

Power supply status LED

2

Identification button/LED

7

Network link activity LED

3

System status LED

8

USB 2.0 ports (two)

4

Fan status LED

9

Pull-out asset tag

5

Temperature status LED

10

Drives, hot-swappable (up to eight 2.5-inch drives)

Figure 1-2 shows the front panel features of the large form-factor drives version of the server.

Figure 1-2 Cisco UCS C22 Server (Large Form Factor Drives) Front Panel Features

 

 

1

Power button/Power status LED

6

Power supply status LED

2

Identification button/LED

7

Network link activity LED

3

System status LED

8

USB 2.0 ports (two)

4

Fan status LED

9

Pull-out asset tag (serial number)

5

Temperature status LED

10

Drives, hot-swappable (up to four 3.5-inch drives)

Figure 1-3 shows the rear panel features of the server (identical for both versions of the server).

Figure 1-3 Rear Panel Features

 

 

1

Power supply

6

Serial port (DB-9 connector)

2

PCIe slot 2 on riser 2
(half-height, half-length, x8 lane)

7

VGA video port (DB-15 connector)

3

PCIe slot 1 on riser 1
(full-height, half-length, x16 lane,
supports NCSI)

8

10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet dedicated management port

4

Dual 1-Gb Base-T Ethernet ports (two)

9

Rear Identification button/LED

5

USB 2.0 ports (four)

Table 1-1 lists the features of the server.

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Table 1-1 Cisco UCS C22 Server Features

Chassis

One rack-unit (1RU) chassis.

Processors

One or two Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series processors.

Memory

The server provides 12 DIMM1 sockets on the motherboard.


Note In a single-CPU configuration, only 6 DIMM slots are active.


Multi-bit error protection

This server supports multi-bit error protection.

Baseboard management

Pilot III BMC, running Cisco Integrated Management Controller (Cisco IMC) firmware.

Depending on your Cisco IMC settings, the Cisco IMC can be accessed through the
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management port, the dual 1-Gb Ethernet LOM ports, or a Cisco P81E virtual interface card.

Network and management I/O

The server provides these rear-panel connectors:

  • One 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet dedicated management port
  • Two 1-Gb Base-T Ethernet ports
  • One RS-232 serial port
  • One VGA2 video connector
  • Four USB3 2.0 connectors

There are also two USB 2.0 ports on the front panel.

WoL

The 1-Gb Base-T Ethernet LAN ports support the wake-on-LAN (WoL) standard.

Power

One 450 W power supply or one 650W power supply.

See also Power Specifications.

ACPI

This server supports the advanced configuration and power interface (ACPI) 4.0 standard.

Cooling

Five fan modules for front-to-rear cooling.

PCIe I/O

Two horizontal PCIe4 expansion slots on risers.
See Replacing a PCIe Card for slot specifications.


Note In a single-CPU configuration, only PCIe slot 1 is active.


InfiniBand

The bus slots in this server support the InfiniBand architecture.

Storage

Drives are installed into front-panel drive bays that provide hot-pluggable access. There are two versions of the server front panel and backplane:

  • Small Form Factor drives—The server can hold up to eight 2.5 in. (63.5 mm) SAS5 or SATA6 hard drives or solid state drives.
  • Large Form Factor—The server can hold up to four 3.5 in. (82.5 mm) SAS or SATA hard drives.

Internal USB support

The server has one internal USB 2.0 socket on the motherboard that you can use with a USB thumb drive for additional storage.

The server can be ordered with an optional blank 8-GB Cisco USB Flash Drive pre-installed in the internal USB port.

Disk Management
(RAID)

For a list of RAIDRAID Controller Considerations.

RAID Backup

There is one mounting point inside the chassis that can be used for the SuperCap power module that can be used with an LSI MegaRAID-CV card.

Video

Matrox G200e video controller. Resolution up to 1920 x1200, 16bpp at 60 Hz. Up to 256 MB of video memory.

1.DIMM = dual inline memory module

2.VGA = video graphics array

3.USB = universal serial bus

4.PCIe = peripheral component interconnect express

5.SAS = serial attached SCSI

6.SATA = serial advanced technology attachment