The Cisco UCS C250 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.
Supporting up to 384 GB of DDR3 main memory, this server is a high-performance, memory-intensive, two-socket, two rack unit (2 RU) server that increases performance and capacity for demanding virtualization and large dataset workloads.
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)
Hard drive (up to eight)
Fan module (five)
Figure 1-2 Rear Panel Features
Low-profile PCIe card slots (three)
Standard-profile PCIe card slots (two)
Serial connector (DB9)
Video connector (DB15 VGA)
USB 2.0 connectors (two)
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports (four)
10/100 Ethernet management port M1
10/100 Ethernet management port M2
Power supply (up to two)
Table 1-1 lists the hardware components and features of the The Cisco UCS C250 server:
Table 1-1 Hardware Features of the Server
Feature or Component
Two rack unit (2RU) chassis.
Two quad-core Intel Xeon processors (Xeon 5500 Series for UCS C250 Generation M1 and Xeon 5600 Series for UCS C250 Generation M2).
48 DIMM1 slots supporting up to 384 GB of industry-standard DDR32 main memory.
Up to eight internal SAS3 or SATA4 hard drives, supporting up to 4 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 3-4).