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Cisco UCS C240SD M5 Data Sheet

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The Cisco UCS C240SD M5 is a high-performance compute solution in a dense 22” form-factor to handle the most critical real-time compute applications. This front-access server can be deployed as standalone servers or as part of a Cisco Unified Computing system (Cisco UCS) to deliver an exceptional management experience for a variety of applications.

Product overview

In response to ever-increasing computing and data-intensive real-time workloads, the enterprise-class Cisco UCS C240SD M5 server extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a dense (22” chassis depth) 2RU form factor. It incorporates the 2nd generation of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Optane Memory, and various drive options including All-NVMe, SAS and SATA drives.

The Cisco UCS C240SD M5 Server is a 2-socket, 2-Rack-Unit (2RU) Rack server that has been density optimized to accommodate space constrained environments while still offering industry-leading performance and expandability. It supports a wide range of workloads from enterprise to edge applications such as Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC). Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers can be deployed as standalone servers or as part of a Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) managed environment to take advantage of Cisco’s standards-based unified computing innovations that help reduce customers’ Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and increase their business agility.

Cisco UCS C240 SD M5

Figure 1.               

Cisco UCS C240SD M5: Short Depth Front Access Rack Server

The C240SD M5 delivers outstanding levels of expandability and exceptional performance, with:

     The latest second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs, with up to 28 cores per socket

     Support for the Intel® Optane persistent memory (128G, 256G, 512G)[1]

     Up to 24 DDR4 DIMMs for improved performance including higher density DDR4 DIMMs

     Up to 6 hot-swappable Small-Form-Factor (SFF) 2.5-inch drives

     Modular LAN-On-Motherboard (mLOM) slot that can be used to install a Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC) without consuming a PCIe slot, supporting dual 10- or 40-Gbps network connectivity

     Modular M.2 cards that can be used for boot

Features and benefits

Feature

Benefit

22” Chassis Depth

Deployment in an environment where space is at a premium

Dual intel Xeon Class processors

Exceptional processing power in a compact form-factor

Support for Intel Optane DCPMM

Latest Memory support for efficient scaling of your applications

All NVMe drive support

Performance and Efficiency gains to improve application performance

Modular LAN-on-Motherboard

Install a Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC) without consuming a PCIe slot, supporting dual 10- or 40-Gbps network connectivity

Exceptional performance in a dense form factor

The Cisco UCS C240SD M5 Rack Server is a 2-socket, 2-Rack-Unit (2RU) rack server with a reduced chassis depth of 22” offering industry-leading performance and reliability. It supports a wide range of workloads, from edge computing to collaboration. Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers can be deployed as standalone servers or as part of a Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) managed environment to take advantage of Cisco’s standards-based unified computing innovations that help reduce customers’ Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and increase their business agility.

Product specifications

Form factor

2RU rack server

Processors

Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (Second Generation)

Memory

24 DDR4 DIMM slots: 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB and up to 2933 MHz

Support for the Intel® Optane PMem (128G, 256G, 512G)

PCIe expansion

6 PCIe 3.0 slots plus 1 dedicated 12-Gbps RAID controller slot and 1 dedicated mLOM slot

RAID controllers

  Internal controllers: Cisco 12-Gbps Modular RAID Controller (PCIe 3.0) with 2- or 4-GB Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC), providing enterprise-class data protection for up to 6 SAS or SATA Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), SSDs, or NVMe PCIe SSDs;
 

Internal storage

Backplane options:

  Up to 6 x 2.5-inch NVMe, SAS, or SATA drives

Embedded Network Interface Cards (NICs)

Dual 10GBASE-T Intel x550 Ethernet ports

mLOM

Dedicated mLOM slot that can flexibly accommodate 1-, 10-, 25-, 40-, and 100-Gbps adapters

Power supplies

Hot-pluggable, redundant 1050W AC power supplies

Other storage

  Dual internal Cisco FlexFlash SD cards (32, 64, and 128 GB) for installing an operating system or hypervisor
  Support for RAID 0 mirroring between SD cards
  Dedicated Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) MicroSD card (32 GB) for server utilities
  Dual M.2 SATA SSD or NVMe

Management

Rack options

Cisco ball-bearing rail kit and 2-Post Rack Adapter Kit

Hardware and software interoperability

See the Cisco Hardware and Software Interoperability List for a complete listing of supported operating systems and peripheral options.

 

Form factor

2RU rack server

Processors

Second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors

Memory

24 DDR4 DIMM slots: 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB and up to 2933 MHz

Support for the Intel® Optane persistent memory (128G, 256G, 512G)

RAID controllers

  Internal controllers: Cisco 12-Gbps Modular RAID Controller (PCIe 3.0) with 2- or 4-GB Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC), providing enterprise-class data protection for up to 6 SAS and SATA Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), SSDs, or NVMe PCIe SSDs; or Cisco 12-Gbps Modular SAS Host Bus Adapter (HBA)
 

Embedded

Dual 10GBASE-T Intel x550 Ethernet ports

mLOM

Dedicated mLOM slot that can flexibly accommodate 10-, 25-, 40-, and 100-Gbps adapters

Power supplies

Hot-pluggable, redundant (2x) 1050W AC

Management

Rack options

Cisco ball-bearing rail kit and 2-Post Rack Adapter Kit

Hardware and software interoperability

See the Cisco Hardware and Software Interoperability List for a complete listing of supported operating systems and peripheral options.

System requirements

Cisco UCS Manager

Release 4.1(2) or later

Cisco IMC

Release 4.1(2) or later

Ordering information

Warranty information

Cisco UCS C240SD M5 Rack Servers have a 3-year Next-Business-Day (NBD) hardware warranty and 90-day software warranty.

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