Cisco HyperFlex HX220c Edge M6 Node Data Sheet

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Rich digital experiences need always-on, local, high-performance computing that is close to users. Retail, finance, education, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing organizations, and remote and branch offices in general, are all pushing computing to the network edge. Cisco HyperFlex™ HX220c Edge M6 Nodes bring the robust feature set of Cisco HyperFlex systems to your edge environments with high-capacity storage and cloud management in a small footprint.

Simplicity for the edge

As enterprise applications migrated to centralized data centers and the cloud, the Internet edge moved closer to user devices and organizational touchpoints like remote and branch offices. Cisco HyperFlex HX220c Edge M6 Nodes are deployed as a preintegrated cluster with a unified pool of resources that you can quickly provision, adapt, scale, and manage to efficiently power your remote-office and branch-office (ROBO) locations. Physically, the solutions are deployed as sets of two, three, or four edge-specific nodes that use Cisco or third-party Gigabit or 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches, offering the utmost in flexibility for deployment in remote and branch-office environments (Figure 1). All nodes use 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable CPUs and next-generation DDR4 memory and offer 12-Gbps SAS throughput.

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Cisco HyperFlex Edge delivers a preintegrated, high storage capacity cluster to remote-office and branch-office locations

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Cisco HyperFlex HX220c Edge M6 Nodes

Cisco HyperFlex HX220c Edge M6 Nodes bring high storage capacity to the network edge. These nodes are available with hybrid and all-flash storage in a one-rack-unit (1RU) chassis. With the same easy deployment and management as all Cisco HyperFlex Edge systems, these platforms bring greater storage capacity to edge locations and small or medium-size businesses. The solutions are managed by the Cisco Intersight™ cloud operations platform, delivering consistent policy-based enforcement, powering growing requirements in branch offices and remote sites, and enabling new IoT and intelligent services at the network edge.

 

Features and benefits

Table 1.           Features and benefits of Cisco HyperFlex HX220c Edge M6 Nodes.

Feature

Benefit

Memory

  High memory capacity, up to 8 TB of memory

Intel Xeon
Scalable CPUs

High performance
  10-nanometer (nm) processor technology
  Massive processing power
  Top-of-the-line memory-channel performance
  Improved scalability and intercore data flow
  Intel Automated Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Agility
  Supports highly densive virtual machine deployments
  Offers flexible virtualization technology that optimizes performance for virtualized environments, including processor support for migration and direct I/O
 
Efficiency and security
  Low-power, high-speed DDR4 memory technology
  Automated energy efficiency reduces energy costs by automatically putting the processor and memory in the lowest available power state while delivering the performance required
  Hardware-assisted security advancements

Network

  Easy deployment in existing edge locations
  Use of existing top-of-rack 1 Gigabit Ethernet or 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet swiching networks for cluster communication
  Support for single and dual switch configurations

Expansion

  Support for up to 1 to 3 half-height PCIe risers or 1 to 2 full height PCI risers
  Flexibility, increased performance, and compatibility with industry standards
  High I/O bandwidth, increased flexibility, and backward compatibility with support for PCIe 2.0

Virtualization optimization

  I/O virtualization and Intel Xeon Scalable processor features, extending the network directly to virtual machines Consistent and scalable operational model
  Increased security and efficiency with reduced complexity
  Capability to move virtual machine security features and policies from rack to rack or rack to blade

Cloud-based management

Cisco Intersight™ simplifies operations across on-premises data centers, edge sites, and public clouds.
  Use a software-as-a-service platform that bridges applications with infrastructure
  Gain instant access to clusters regardless of where they are deployed
  Correlate visibility and management across bare-metal servers, hypervisors, Kubernetes, and serverless and application components
  Transform operations with artificial intelligence to reach needed scale and velocity
  Collaborate and work smarter and faster by automating lifecycle workflows
  Support compliance and governance with extensible, open capabilities that natively integrate with third-party platforms and tools
  Proactively respond to impending issues with a recommendation engine that determines when capacity needs to be scaled
Additional management capabilities include:
  Optional Installation wizard for automated configuration
  Support for the VMware vSphere plug-in
  Support for the Cisco HyperFlex Connect interface with an HTML 5 presentation layer accessible on desktop and laptop computers and mobile devices

Storage

  All-flash-memory or hybrid (hard-disk drive [HDD] and solid-state-disk [SSD] memory) storage configurations

Enterprise data protection

  Pointer-based snapshot capabilities
  Native snapshots for iSCSI LUNs, including a consistency group for snapshot operations, instantaneous snapshot creation, and RESTful APIs for snapshot creation and third-party backup use
  Snapshot integration with MEDITECH-BridgeHead for electronic health records and databases
  Near-instant cloning
  Inline deduplication and compression
  Native replication for disaster recovery
  N:1 replication for data center clusters with fabric interconnects and more than 4 nodes, as well as a flexible retention policy for local and remote point-in-time copies
  Data-at-rest encryption using self-encrypting drives and enterprise key management integration

Security

  Locking bezel option to protect against unauthorized access to disk drives

Software

  Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software (software subscription, Edge License)

Product specifications

Table 2.           Specifications for Cisco HyperFlex HX220c Edge M6 Hybrid, and All Flash Short Depth Nodes.

Feature

Description

Chassis

  1RU of rack space per node

Nodes

  2, 3, or 4 Cisco HyperFlex HX220c Short Depth Nodes (hybrid or all-flash)

Processors

  One or two 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (Ice Lake)

Graphics Processing
Units (GPUs)

  NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPU card (optional)

Interconnect

  3 Intel UPI channels per processor, each capable of 10.4 gigatransfers per second (GTPS)

Chip set

  Intel C621 series

Memory

  32 DDR4 DIMMs
  Support for DDR4 registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) and Load-Reduced DIMMS (LRDIMMs)
  Advanced error-correcting code (ECC)
  Independent channel mode
  Lockstep channel mode

PCIe slots

  Up to 1 to 3 half-height PCIe risers or 1 to 2 full height PCI risers
  2 dedicated SAS HBA slots

Modular LAN on Motherboard (mLOM) slot

  Two dedicated mLOM ports support Cisco Virtual Interface Cards
  Cisco UCS VIC 1467 Quad Port 10/25 Gigabit SFP 28

Network interface cards supported

  Intel i350 quad-port 1 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card
  Intel X710-DA2 dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card
  Intel X710 quad-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card
  Intel X710-T2LG dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card
  Intel XXV810-DA2 dual-port 25 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card
  Intel XXV810-DA2 quad-port 25 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card

Storage

  High-capacity configurations for the HX Data Platform capacity layer
  HX220c M6 Node All Flash Node: 6 to 8 SSD capacity drives
  HX220c M6 Hybrid Node: 6 to 8 capacity hard-disk drives (HDDs)
  1 SATA SSD logging drive
  1 SATA SSD caching drive
See the specification sheet for more information

Cisco® Integrated Management Controller (IMC)

  Provides video using the ASPEED Pilot 4 video and graphics controller
  Connection to Cisco UCS management or the Cisco HyperFlex dashboard for automated configuration through a unified interface
  Integraded baseboard management controller (BMC)
  IPMI 2.0 compliant for management and control
  One 10/100/1000 Ethernet out-of-band management interface
  Command-line interface (CLI) and web GUI management tool for automated, lights-out management
  Keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) console

Advanced reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features

  Highly available and self-healing architecture
  Robust reporting and analytics
  Hot-swappable, front-accessible drives
  Dual-redundant fans and hot-swappable, redundant power supplies for enterprise-class reliability and uptime Convenient latching lid for easy access to internal server
  Tool-free CPU insertion, enabling processor upgrades and replacements with less risk of damage
  Tool-free access to all serviceable items, and color-coded indicators to guide users to hot-pluggable and serviceable items
  Nondisruptive rolling upgrades
  Cisco Call Home and onsite 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week (24 x 7) support options

Rear-panel connectors

  1 Gigabit Ethernet management port
  2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  1 flexible modular LAN on motherboard (mLOM) slot
  1 RS-232 serial port (RJ45 connector)
  1 Video Graphics Array (VGA) video port (DB15 connector)
  2 USB 3.0 ports

Front-panel connectors

  1 KVM console connector
(supplies 2 USB, 1 VGA DB15, and 1 RS-232 serial port connectors)

Power and cooling

  1 or 2 hot-swappable power supplies for full redundancy
  1050W (AC and DC options)
  1600W (AC)
  2300W (AC)
  8 hot-swappable fans for front-to-rear cooling

Rail-kit options

  Cisco ball-bearing rail kit with optional reversible cable-management arm
  Cisco friction rail kit with optional reversible cable-management arm

Software

  Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software (software subscription, Edge license)

 

Ordering information

For a complete list of part numbers, refer to the HX220c Edge M6 specification sheet.

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