Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide
Overview of the Server
Downloads: This chapterpdf (PDF - 371.0KB) The complete bookPDF (PDF - 9.38MB) | The complete bookePub (ePub - 1.87MB) | Feedback

Table of Contents

Overview

External Features Overview

Summary of Server Features

Overview

This chapter provides an overview of the Cisco UCS C220 server features.

External Features Overview

Summary of Server Features

External Features Overview

The figures in this chapter show an overview of external server features.

(Internal server features are illustrated in Figure 3-5.)

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

  • Cisco UCS C220 (small form-factor (SFF) drives, with 8-drive backplane.
    Holds up to eight 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state drives.
  • Cisco UCS C220 (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 the SFF drives version of the server.

Figure 1-1 Cisco UCS C220 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

Pull-out asset tag

4

Fan status LED

9

KVM connector (used with KVM cable that provides two USB, one VGA, and one serial connector)

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 LFF drives version of the server.

Figure 1-2 Cisco UCS C220 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

Pull-out asset tag

4

Fan status LED

9

KVM connector (used with KVM cable that provides two USB, one VGA, and one serial connector)

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 supplies (two)

6

1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management port

2

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

7

Dual 1-Gb Ethernet ports
(LAN1 and LAN2)

3

Standard-profile PCIe slot on riser
(full-height, half-length, x16 lane)

8

USB ports

4

VGA video connector

9

Rear Identification button/LED

5

Serial port (RJ-45 connector)

Summary of Server Features

Table 1-1 lists the features of the server.

.

Table 1-1 Cisco UCS C220 Server Features

Chassis

One rack-unit (1RU) chassis.

Processors

Two Intel Xeon E5-2600 Series processors.

Memory

The server provides 16 DIMM1 sockets on the motherboard. This provides a possible total of up to 512 GB of industry-standard DDR32 memory.

Multi-bit error protection

This server supports multi-bit error protection.

Baseboard management

BMC, running Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) firmware.

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

Cooling

Five hot-swappable fan modules for front-to-rear cooling.

PCIe I/O

Two horizontal PCIe3 expansion slots on risers.
See Replacing a PCIe Card for slot specifications.

InfiniBand

The bus slots in this server support the InfiniBand architecture.

Network and management I/O

The server provides these rear-panel connectors:

  • One 1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management port
  • Two 1-Gb Base-T Ethernet ports
  • One RS-232 serial port (RJ-45 connector)
  • One 15-pin VGA4 connector
  • Two USB5 2.0 connectors
  • One front-panel KVM connector that is used with the included KVM cable, which provides two USB, one VGA, and one serial connector.

WoL

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

Power

Up to two power supplies, both either 450W or 650W each.
Redundant as 1+1. Do not mix power supply types in the server.

See Power Specifications for more information on power supplies.

ACPI

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

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—The server can hold up to eight 2.5-inch SAS6 or SATA7 hard drives or solid state drives.
  • Large Form Factor—The server can hold up to four 3.5-inch SAS or SATA hard drives.

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

The server also contains two internal bays for SD cards.

Disk Management
(RAID)

For a list of supported RAID controller options, see RAID Controller Considerations.

RAID Backup

There is one mounting point inside the chassis that can be used for a RAID backup unit when using an LSI MegaRAID card. This unit can be either of the following:

  • The optional LSI BBU that can be used with LSI MegaRAID cards.
  • The SuperCap Power Module that can be used with LSI MegaRAID-CV cards.

Video

Resolution up to 1600x1200, 16bpp at 60 Hz. Up to 256 MB of video memory.

1.DIMM = dual inline memory module

2.DDR3 = double data rate, type 3

3.PCIe = peripheral component interconnect express

4.VGA = video graphics array

5.USB = universal serial bus

6.SAS = serial attached SCSI

7.SATA = serial advanced technology attachment