The Cisco UCS C200 Server, which is a part of the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount server family, is designed to operate 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 Cisco UCS C200 server is a high-density, two-socket, 1RU rack-mount server designed to balance simplicity, performance, and density. Powered with two quad-core Intel Xeon 5500 series processors, the server supports production-level network infrastructures, web services, virtualization, data centers, and small-office and remote-office applications.
This server can be ordered with different front panel configurations, depending on whether the hard drives are the 3.5-inch large form factor or the 2.5-inch small form factor:
•Figure 1-1 shows the external features of the Large Form Factor (LFF) front panel.
•Figure 1-2 shows the external features of the Small Form Factor (SFF) front panel. The optional DVD module that can be configured in place of the front panel control module is also shown.
Figure 1-1 Front Panel Features, Large Form Factor
Caution Do not use the Reset button. This button is for development debugging only. This button will reset memory and CPU settings to the defaults.
Figure 1-3 shows the external features of the rear panel. A Generation M2 server is shown (the USB ports and the 10/100 Ethernet management port are in slightly different positions for Generation M1).
Figure 1-3 Rear Panel Features
Power supply (up to two)
Video connector (DB15 VGA)
10/100 Ethernet management port (RJ-45)
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports (two)
USB 2.0 connectors (two)
Low-profile PCIe card slot
Serial connector (DB9)
Standard-profile PCIe card slot
The Cisco UCS C200 server has the following components and features. Differences between the Large Form Factor (LFF) version of the server (PID R200-1120402W) and the Small Form Factor (SFF) version of the server (PID UCS-BSE-SFF-C200) are noted.
Table 1-1 Hardware Features of the Server
Feature or Component
Cisco UCS C200 Server
Single rack unit (1RU) chassis.
Up to two quad-core Intel Xeon processors.
12 DIMM1 slots supporting up to 96 GB of industry-standard DDR32 main memory.
The number of drives depends on which configurable front panel you have:
•LFF—Up to 4 internal 3.5-inch SAS3 or SATA4 drives.
•SFF—Up to 8 internal 2.5-inch SAS or SATA drives.
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 3-7).
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.