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For remote sites or data centers, the enterprise-class Cisco UCS® B200 M5 Blade Server delivers market-leading performance, versatility, and density without compromise for workloads ranging from web infrastructure to distributed databases.

Product Overview

The Cisco UCS B200 M5 Blade Server delivers performance, flexibility, and optimization for deployments in data centers, in the cloud, and at remote sites. This enterprise-class server offers market-leading performance, versatility, and density without compromise for workloads, including Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), web infrastructure, distributed databases, converged infrastructure, and enterprise applications such as Oracle and SAP HANA. The B200 M5 server can quickly deploy stateless physical and virtual workloads through programmable, easy-to-use Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco Intersight and simplified server access through Cisco SingleConnect technology. It includes:

     2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 28 cores per socket

     Up to 24 DDR4 DIMMs for improved performance with up to 12 DIMM slots ready for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

     Up to 2 GPUs

     Up to 2 Small Form-Factor (SFF) drives

     Up to 2 SD cards or M.2 SATA drives

     Up to 80 Gbps of I/O throughput

Main Features

The Cisco UCS B200 M5 server is a half-width blade. Up to eight servers can reside in the 6-Rack-Unit (6RU) Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis, offering one of the highest densities of servers per rack unit of blade chassis in the industry. You can configure the B200 M5 to meet your local storage requirements without having to buy, power, and cool components that you do not need.

The Cisco UCS B200 M5 provides these main features:

     Up to two 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 28 cores per CPU

     24 DIMM slots for industry-standard DDR4 memory at speeds up to 2933 MHz, with up to 3 TB of total memory when using 128-GB DIMMs. Up to 12 DIMM slots ready for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory to accommodate up to 6 TB of Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

     Modular LAN on Motherboard (mLOM) card with Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC) 1440 or 1340, a 2-port, 40-gigabit Ethernet (GE), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)–capable mLOM mezzanine adapter

     Optional rear mezzanine VIC with two 40-Gbps unified I/O ports or two sets of 4 x 10-Gbps unified I/O ports, delivering 80 Gbps to the server; adapts to either 10- or 40-Gbps fabric connections

     Two optional, hot-pluggable, Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), Solid-State Drives (SSDs), or Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) 2.5-inch drives with a choice of enterprise-class Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) or pass-through controllers

     Support for Optional SD Card or M.2 SATA drives for flexible boot and local storage capabilities

     Support for up to 2 optional GPUs

     Support for one rear storage mezzanine card

     Support for one 16-GB internal flash USB drive

 

Product specifications

Table 1 lists the specifications for the Cisco UCS B200 M5 Blade Server.

Table 1.          Specifications

Item

Specifications

Processors

Up to 2 Intel Xeon Scalable processors (1 or 2)

Memory

24 DDR4 DIMM slots: 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB at up to 2933 MHz

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

12 DIMM slots: 128, 256, and 512 GB at up to 2666 MHz

mLOM

mLOM slot for Cisco UCS VIC 1440 or 1340

Mezzanine adapter (rear)

1 rear mezzanine adapter for:

  Cisco UCS VIC 1480 or 1380 mezzanine card
  Cisco ® port expander mezzanine card
  Cisco nVIDIA P6 GPU rear mezzanine card
  Cisco blade NVMe storage card

Mezzanine adapter (front)

1 front mezzanine adapter for:

  Cisco FlexStorage 12-Gbps SAS RAID Controller
  Cisco FlexStorage 12-Gbps SAS RAID Controller with 2-GB cache
  Cisco FlexStorage NVMe or pass-through module
  Cisco nVIDIA P6 GPU front mezzanine card

Internal storage

2 hot-pluggable front-access 2.5-inch drives:

  HDD: 10,000 or 15,000 RPM with up to 1.8 TB per drive
  SSD: Enterprise Performance and Value SSDs with up to 7.6 TB per drive
  NVMe: Up to 7.7 TB per drive

Note: Drives require a RAID or pass-through controller in the front mezzanine adapter slot.

Choice of either:

  2 internal SD cards (32-, 64-, or 128-GB with boot-mirroring or
  Up to 2 M.2 SATA drives (240 or 960 GB) supported via LSI software RAID

Management

Cisco Intersight software

Cisco UCS Manager Release 4.0(4)

Cisco UCS Central Software Cisco

UCS Director Cisco UCS Performance Manager

Temperature: operating

50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)

Temperature: nonoperating:

-40° to 149°F (–40° to 65°C)

Humidity: operating

5% to 93% noncondensing

Humidity: nonoperating

5% to 93% noncondensing

Altitude: operating

0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3000m); maximum ambient temperature decreases by 1°C per 300m

Altitude: nonoperating

40,000 ft (12,000m)

System Requirements

Table 2 lists system requirements for the server.

Table 2.          System requirements

Item

Requirements

Blade chassis

Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis

Fabric interconnect

Cisco UCS 6248 UP, 6296UP, 6332- 16UP, 6332, 6324, and 6454 Fabric Interconnects

Fabric extender

Cisco UCS 2204, 2208, 2304 Fabric Extenders

Cisco UCS Manager software

Current: Release 4.0(4) or later; refer to the UCSM Release Notes for supported releases for this platform.

Ordering Information

Table 3 provides ordering information for the Cisco UCS B200 M5.

Table 3.          Ordering information

Part number

Description

UCSB-B200-M5

Cisco UCS B200 M5 Blade w/o CPU, memory, HDD, mezzanine

UCSB-B200-M5-U

Cisco UCS B200 M5 Blade w/o CPU, memory, HDD, mezzanine (UPG)

UCSB-B200-M5-CH

DISTI: Cisco UCS B200 M5 w/o CPU, memory, drive bays, HDD, mezzanine

For information about installing or upgrading your server, see the Cisco UCS B200 M5 hardware installation guide.

For ordering information, see the Cisco UCS B200 M5 Blade Server specification sheet.

Warranty Information

Cisco UCS B200 M5 Blade Servers have a 3-year Next-Business-Day (NBD) hardware warranty and 90-day software warranty.

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Cisco and Partner Services

Cisco and our industry-leading partners deliver services that accelerate your transition to a Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers solution. Cisco Unified Computing Services can help you create an agile infrastructure, accelerate time to value, reduce costs and risks, and maintain availability during deployment and migration. After deployment, our services can help you improve performance, availability, and resiliency as your business needs evolve and help you further mitigate risk. For more information, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputingservices.

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