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The Cisco UCS C4200 Series Rack Server Chassis with the Cisco C125 M5 Rack Server Node Delivers Outstanding Performance for Space-Constrained Environments.

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Product Overview

The Cisco UCS® C4200 Series Rack Server Chassis delivers outstanding performance for space-constrained environments. It is among the most versatile general-purpose enterprise infrastructure and application servers in the industry. Supporting up to four Cisco UCS C125 M5 2-socket rack server nodes it delivers industry-leading performance and efficiency for a wide range of workloads, including scale-out/compute intensive, general service provider, and bare-metal applications. The Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers can be deployed as standalone servers or as part of the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) 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.

The C4200 chassis extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a 2-Rack-Unit (2RU) form factor supporting up to four Cisco UCS C125 M5 Rack Server Nodes. It incorporates the AMD EPYC 7000 processors, delivering significant performance and efficiency gains in a compact form factor that will improve your application performance while saving space. The C4200 and the C125 M5 nodes deliver outstanding levels of capability and performance in a highly compact package, with:

     AMD EPYC 7000 series processors, with up to 32 cores per socket

     Up to 2 TB of DRAM using sixteen 128-GB DDR4 DIMMs for 2-socket CPU configuration
(eight DIMMs/memory channels per CPU)

     Over 45 TB of storage, with up to six Small-Form-Factor (SFF) 2.5-inch direct-attached drives per node

     Either six direct attach SAS/SATA drives or two NVMe plus four SAS/SATA drives

     Optional dual SD cards or M.2 modular storage for increased storage or boot drive capacity

     Support for the Cisco® 12-G 9460-8i PCIe SAS RAID controller with 2-GB Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC)

     OCP 2.0 network mezzanine slot supporting speeds up to 100 Gbps

     Support for Cisco’s fourth-generation PCIe Virtual Interface Card (VIC)

Powering Next-Generation Applications

The Cisco UCS C4200 Series Rack Server Chassis is well suited for a wide range of industry-driven workloads in areas such as:

   Research and education

   Aerospace

   Finance

   Manufacturing

   Oil and gas

   Gaming

Management

Cisco provides adaptive management for a new era of IT infrastructure with Cisco Intersight. Cisco Intersight simplifies and automates IT Operations Management (ITOM) to make daily activities easier and more efficient. We have extended our vision of adaptive management to the C4200 platform. You can efficiently implement operations automation of your IT infrastructure from the data center to the edge.

The C125 M5 nodes can be deployed as standalone servers or in a Cisco UCS managed environment. When used in combination with Cisco UCS Manager, the C4200 brings the power and automation of unified computing to enterprise applications, including Cisco SingleConnect technology, drastically reducing switching and cabling requirements.

Cisco UCS Manager uses service profiles, templates, and policy-based management to enable rapid deployment and help ensure deployment consistency. If also enables end-to-end server visibility, management, and control in both virtualized and bare-metal environments.

The Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) delivers comprehensive out-of-band server management with support for many industry standards, including:

     Redfish Version 1.01 (v1.01)

     Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) v2.0

     Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v2 and v3

     Syslog

     Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)

     Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)

     HTML5 GUI

     HTML5 virtual Keyboard, Video, and Mouse (vKVM)

     Command-Line Interface (CLI)

     XML API management Software Development Kits (SDKs) and DevOps integrations exist for Python, Microsoft PowerShell, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, and more. For more information about integrations, see Cisco DevNet

Product Specifications

Table 1, below, lists the specifications for the Cisco UCS C4200 Series Rack Server Chassis and C125 M5 rack server nodes.

Table 1.             Product Specifications for Cisco UCS C4200 Series Rack Server Chassis and Cisco UCS C125 M5 Rack Server Node

Item

Specification

Chassis

2RU Cisco UCS C4200 Rack Server Chassis

Server nodes

Up to four Cisco UCS C125 M5 Rack Server Nodes

Processors

AMD EPYC 7000 series processors (1 or 2)

Processor cores

Up to 64 per node

Memory

16 DDR4 DIMM slots: 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB and up to 2666 MHz per node

PCIe expansion

1 PCIe 3.0 x 16 slots and 1 PCIe 3.0 x 8 slots, plus one dedicated OCP 2.0 network mezzanine slot per node

Storage controller

Internal controllers:

  Optional Cisco 12-Gbps PCIe RAID Controller (PCIe 3.0) with 2-GB Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC), providing enterprise-class data protection for up to six SAS and SATA Hard-Disk Drives (HDDs), or Solid Disk Drives (SSDs)
  AHCI 6Gbps SATA controller available from CPU 0 supporting up to 6 drives

Internal storage

24 SFF 2.5-inch direct-attach drives

  Each C125 M5 node has up to six direct- attach 2.5-inch SAS/ SATA HDDs/SSDs or up to two 2.5-inch NVMe drives and four SAS/SATA drives per node

Networking

Dedicated OCP 2.0 mezzanine slot that can flexibly accommodate up to 100-Gbps adapters per node

Support for PCIe based 4th Gen VIC Adapters

Power supplies

Hot-pluggable, redundant 2400W AC

Other storage

  Dual internal Cisco FlexFlash Secure Digital (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

Management

  Cisco Intersight
  Cisco IMC
  Cisco UCS Manager

Rack options

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

Physical unit

  2RU high x 32-in. depth
  High reliability, availability, and serviceability features with easy-to-use latching lid, and hot-swappable and hot-pluggable Nodes, Fans and Storage

Hardware and software interoperability

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

System Requirements

Table 2 lists system requirements for the server.

Table 2.             System Requirements

Item

Requirements

Cisco UCS Manager (optional)

Release 4.0(1) or Later

Cisco IMC

Release 4.0(1) or Later

Ordering Information for Cisco UCS C4200 Series Rack Server Chassis

For information about installing or upgrading your server, see the Cisco UCS C4200 Series Rack Server Chassis hardware installation guide.

For ordering information, see:

     Cisco UCS C4200 Series Rack Server Chassis with C125 M5 Rack Server Node specification sheet

Warranty information

Cisco UCS C4200 chassis and Cisco C125 M5 nodes have a three-year Next-Business-Day (NBD) hardware warranty and a 90-day software warranty.

Augmenting the Cisco UCS warranty, Cisco Smart Net Total Care® and Cisco Solution Support services are part of Cisco's technical services portfolio. Cisco Smart Net Total Care combines Cisco's industry-leading and award-winning foundational technical services with an extra level of actionable business intelligence that is delivered to you through the smart capabilities in the Cisco Smart Net Total Care portal. For more information, please refer to https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/services/smart-net-total-care/index.html.

Cisco Solution Support includes both Cisco product support and solution-level support, resolving complex issues in multivendor environments on average 43 percent more quickly than with product support alone. Solution Support is a critical element in data center administration, helping rapidly resolve any issue encountered while maintaining performance, reliability, and return on investment.

This service centralizes support across your multivendor Cisco environment for both our products and our solution partners’ products that you have deployed in your IT ecosystem. Whether there is an issue with a Cisco or a solution-partner product, just call us. Our experts are the primary point of contact and own the case from first call to resolution. For more information, please refer to https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/services/technical/solution-support.html.

Takeback and Recycle Program

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/product-innovation-stewardship/product-recycling/takeback-recycleprogram.html.

Cisco and Partner Services

Cisco and our industry-leading partners deliver services that accelerate your transition to a Cisco UCS C-Series Rack 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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