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Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis

Cisco UCS 6100 Fabric Interconnect Series

Cisco UCS 6200 Fabric Interconnect Series


Overview


The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is a next-generation data center platform that unites computing, network, storage access, and virtualization services into a cohesive system that reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) and increases business agility. This system integrates a low-latency, lossless 10-Gigabit Ethernet unified network fabric with enterprise-class, x86-architecture servers. It is an integrated, scalable, multi-chassis platform in which all resources participate in a unified management domain.

This chapter describes the Cisco Unified Computing System and contains the following sections:

Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis

Cisco UCS 6100 Fabric Interconnect Series

System Management is performed using UCS Manager, configuration documentation is at :

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10281/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis

The Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis (see Figure 1-1 and Figure 1-2) includes the following components:

Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis

Cisco UCS 2104XP Fabric Extenders—Up to two fabric extenders (FEX), each FEX provides four ports of 10-Gigabit Ethernet, Cisco Data Center Ethernet, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

SFP+ transceiver choices that include copper and fiber optic

Power supply units—Up to four 2500 W hot-swappable power supply units (AC and DC available)

Fan modules—Eight hot-swappable fan modules

Cisco UCS Blade Servers —Up to eight half-wide blade servers or four full-width blade servers, each holding RAID capable hard drives

For specific instructions to install the blade server chassis and blades, see the Cisco UCS 5108 Server Chassis Hardware Installation Guide.

Figure 1-1 Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis (Front View)

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Blade server (up to 8)

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Power supplies (up to 4)


Figure 1-2 Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis (Rear View)

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Fan modules (8)

3

Power supply AC connectors (up to 4)

DC chassis available but not shown

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Fabric extenders (up to 2)

   

Cisco UCS 6100 Fabric Interconnect Series

The Cisco UCS 6100 Series Fabric Interconnect consists of the following components:

UCS 6100 series Fabric interconnect (20 port and 40 port models available)

Uplink expansion module—Can use any of the following four modules:

N10-E0080 with eight Fibre Channel ports

N10-E0600 with six 10-Gbps Ethernet ports

N10-E0440 with four 10-Gbps Ethernet ports and four Fibre Channel ports

N10-E0060 provides 6 8/4/2/1 G Fibre Channel uplink connections

Power supply units—Up to two hot swappable power supply units

Fan modules—Two hot-swappable modules

For information about installing the fabric interconnect, see the Cisco UCS 6100 Series Fabric Interconnect Hardware Installation Guide. For translations of the warnings in those guides, see the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Unified Computing System document.

Cisco UCS 6200 Fabric Interconnect Series

The Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnect consists of the following components:

UCS 6100 Series Fabric Interconnect

Eexpansion module—Can use the following module:

16-port 10Gb Unified Port Expansion Module (UCS-FI-E16UP)

Power supply units—Up to two hot swappable power supply units, AC and DC versions available

Fan modules—Two hot-swappable modules

For information about installing the fabric interconnect, see the Cisco UCS 6200 Series Fabric Interconnect Hardware Installation Guide. For translations of the warnings in those guides, see the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Unified Computing System document.