The Cisco Unified Computing System™ is a next-generation data center platform that unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system designed to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility. The system integrates a low-latency, lossless 10 Gigabit Ethernet unified network fabric with enterprise-class, x86-architecture servers. The system is an integrated, scalable, multi-chassis platform in which all resources participate in a unified management domain.
The Cisco® UCS CNA M72KR-Q QLogic Converged Network Adapter (CNA) is a QLogic-based Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) mezzanine card that provides connectivity for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers in the Cisco Unified Computing System.
Designed specifically for the Cisco UCS blades, the adapter provides high-performance connectivity for SAN and LAN traffic. One Cisco UCS M72KR-Q can do the work of a discrete Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) and Ethernet network interface card (NIC). This convergence means fewer cables, fewer switches, less power consumption, reduced cooling, and unified LAN and SAN management.
The Cisco UCS M72KR-Q provides both 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 8-Gbps Fibre Channel functions using drivers from QLogic:
• Risk mitigation through compatibility with current QLogic adapter-based SAN environments and drivers
• Full hardware offload for FCoE protocol processing reduces system CPU utilization for I/O operations, which leads to faster application performance and higher levels of consolidation in virtualized systems
• Reduced TCO through consolidation of LAN and SAN traffic over the same mezzanine card and fabric, reducing the overall number of network interface cards (NICs), HBAs, cables, and switches
1000BASE-BX and Cisco Unified Computing System mid-plane
• 250,000 IOPS per port
Cisco UCS Manager v1.3.1 or later
Length = 7.25 in. (18.4 cm)
Width = 3.65 in. (9.3 cm)
• 4.5 watts (typical)
Inlet operating temperature range
50 to 95°F (10 to 35°C)
The Cisco UCS CNA M72KR-Q mezzanine card is designed for use only on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers. Each half width server including the Cisco UCS B200 M1and M2 and UCS B230 M1 supports one mezzanine adapter, and each full width server including the Cisco UCS B250 M1 or M2 and UCS B440 M1 supports up to two adapters. The adapter is not designed or intended for other purposes.
Using a unified view of data center resources, Cisco and our industry-leading partners deliver services that accelerate your transition to a unified computing architecture. Cisco Unified Computing Services help you quickly deploy your data center resources, simplify ongoing operations, and optimize your infrastructure to better meet your business needs. For more information about these and other Cisco Data Center Services, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputingservices.
The Cisco Unified Computing System continues Cisco's long history of innovation in delivering integrated systems for improved business results based on industry standards and using the network as the platform. Recent examples include IP telephony, LAN switching, unified communications, and unified I/O. Cisco began the unified computing phase of our Data Center 3.0 strategy several years ago by assembling an experienced team from the computing and virtualization industries to augment our own networking and storage access expertise. As a result, Cisco delivered foundational technologies, including the Cisco Nexus® Family, supporting unified fabric and server virtualization. The Cisco Unified Computing System completes this phase, delivering innovation in architecture, technology, partnerships, and services. Cisco is well positioned to deliver this innovation by taking a systems approach to computing that unifies network intelligence and scalability with innovative application-specific circuits (ASICs,) integrated management, and standard computing components.