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With powerful, data center−class servers that are virtualization-ready, you can host business applications and network services right in your branch-office router.

Product Overview

Cisco UCS® E-Series Servers bring data center-class blade servers to the branch office. These powerful, small-form-factor, x86 64-bit blade servers reside in Cisco® branch-office routers: the Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) and Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) networking platforms. The blades are virtualization-ready and host essential infrastructure services and mission-critical business applications, all while you maintain a lean branch-office environment (Figure 1).

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Figure 1.           

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers with Cisco 4451 ISR

Product Details

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers

Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS®) E-Series Servers are available in two form factors: a singlewide module and a doublewide module. The singlewide versions include an Intel Xeon processor and occupy a single service-module slot in the Cisco 4000 Series ISR and Cisco ISR G2 platforms. The doublewide module occupies two service-module slots side-by-side.

All the servers are high-density, single-socket blade servers. They balance simplicity, performance, and application density while operating in an energy-efficient environment. The servers deliver next-generation Intel Xeon processor technology in combination with integrated remote lights-out management. They support multiple cores and threads in a reduced-power envelope, providing improved performance and better energy efficiency than preceding models.

They thus provide an excellent platform for introducing virtualization into the branch office and supporting
mission-critical business applications. The innovative, zero-footprint form factor of the Cisco UCS E-Series Servers in conjunction with the lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the Intel Xeon processor increases business agility and enhances reliability when compared to standalone rack-mount and tower servers.

Table 1 lists the top-level part numbers for the E-Series servers.

Table 1.             Cisco UCS E-Series Servers

Cisco UCS E-Series Part Numbers

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Cisco UCS E-Series Single-Wide Servers:

  UCS-E140S-M2/K9

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Cisco UCS E-Series Double-Wide Servers:

  UCS-E160D-M2/K9
  UCS-E180D-M2/K9

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Applications for Cisco UCS E-Series Servers

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers provide excellent performance and value for these and other types of workloads:

     Network applications: Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services (vWAAS), Cisco Virtual Wireless LAN Controller (vWLC), Cisco Unity® Connection, Cisco ISR with FirePOWER Services, Cisco Energy Management, and other Cisco applications.

     Mission-critical business applications: Point-Of-Sale (POS) systems, bank teller In-Office Control Points (IOCPs), Electronic-Medical-Record (EMR) systems, inventory management systems, and cloud connectors.

     Core Microsoft Windows services: Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Microsoft Windows print services, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server services, Domain Name System (DNS) server services, and file services.

     Client-management services: Configuration and operations management, monitoring services, update and patching services, backup and recovery services, and terminal server gateways.

Features and Benefits

The Cisco UCS E-Series Servers easily extend the Cisco UCS data center portfolio to branch-office environments. By adding virtualization to the servers, you can deploy new services incrementally on a schedule that best meets your timing and budget. Meanwhile, you avoid service-call costs for onsite visits to deploy new hardware or software.

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers address your changing business needs in the following ways:

     Reduced operational burden: Through a consolidated, wire-free infrastructure, Cisco UCS E-Series Servers make the addition of new services and infrastructure quick and easy.

     Simplified system maintenance: Cisco UCS E-Series Servers ease physical server provisioning and system maintenance.

     Enhanced server management: Built-in lights-out server management through the Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) runs on the same dedicated baseboard management controller hardware found in all Cisco UCS products. This feature provides standalone management consistency with Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers for both local and remote server monitoring and configuration management.

     Stronger physical security: The blades require no external network cables or physical keyboard, video, or mouse (KVM). They can therefore be easily secured in a wiring closet or other secure location without compromising manageability, a situation that is difficult to achieve with traditional tower and rack-mount servers.

     Small footprint: Cisco UCS E-Series Servers include multicore x86 64-bit Intel Xeon processors. You can reduce your branch-office server footprint by incorporating high-performance, power-optimized blade servers directly into Cisco ISR G2 and 4000 Series branch-office routers. All are integrated and housed in a single Cisco ISR chassis, delivering an excellent all-in-one platform for the lean branch office.

Platform Support and Compatibility

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers are designed to support multiple bare-metal operating systems and hypervisors, including:

     Operating systems

     Microsoft Windows Server

    Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit

    Windows Server 2012 64-bit

    Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit

    Windows Server 2016 64-bit

     Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Release 6.2 and later

     SuSE Linux 11, Service Pack 2 and later

     Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.0, Update 2 and later

     Hypervisors

     Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2

     VMware vSphere 5.1, 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5

     Citrix XenServer Release 6.0

Product Specifications

Table 2 lists the specifications and Table 3 lists Cisco ISR support for the Cisco UCS E-Series M2 servers. Table 4 lists safety and EMC regulatory standards compliance information.

Table 2.          Product Specifications for Single- and Doublewide M2 Servers

Feature

Cisco UCS E140S M2 (Singlewide)

Cisco UCS E160D and E180D M2 (Doublewide)

CPU

  Intel Xeon processor E3-1105C v2 (6-MB cache, 1.8 GHz, and 4 cores)
  160D: Intel Xeon processor E5-2418Lv2 (10-MB cache, 2.0 GHz, and 6 cores)
  180D: Intel Xeon processor E5-2428Lv2 (15-MB cache, 1.8 GHz, and 8 cores)

DRAM

  8 GB (default: one 8-GB DIMM) and up to 16 GB (two 8-GB DIMMs)
  8 GB (default) and up to 96 GB (three 32-GB DIMMs)

HDD

  Up to 2; refer to the ordering and compatibility guide for more information
  Up to 3; refer to the ordering and compatibility guide for more information

RAID options

  Hardware RAID 0 and 1
  LSI 2004 controller
  Hardware RAID 0, 1, and 5
  LSI 2004 controller

Network Interface Cards (NICs)

  2 internal and 1 external Gigabit Ethernet ports
  2 internal and 2 external Gigabit Ethernet ports

Cisco IMC

  Integrated Emulex Pilot-3 BMC
  IPMI 2.0 compliant for management and control
  One 10/100 Ethernet out-of-band management interface
  Command-Line Interface (CLI) and WebGUI management tool for automated, lights-out management
  KVM
  Integrated Emulex Pilot-3 BMC
  IPMI 2.0 compliant for management and control
  One 10/100 Ethernet out-of-band management interface
  CLI and WebGUI management tool for automated, lights-out management
  KVM

SD cards

2 SD cards:

  1 for Cisco IMC and temporary storage of OS and hypervisor installation images comes standard
  1 for a blank virtual drive on which you can install an OS or a hypervisor (optional)

2 SD cards:

  1 for Cisco IMC and temporary storage of OS and hypervisor installation images comes standard
  1 for a blank virtual drive on which you can install an OS or a hypervisor (optional).

Front-panel connectors

  1 KVM console connector (supplies 1 VGA, 1 serial, and 1 USB connector)
  1 onboard USB connector
  Front-panel VGA, 2 USB, and serial console connectors

Physical dimensions
(H x W x D)

  1.58 x 7.44 x 7.5 in. (4 x 18.9 x 19.1 cm)
  1.58 x 16.23 x 7.5 in. (4 x 41.2 x 19.1 cm)

Maximum weight

  2.5 lb (1.1 kg)
  7 lb (3.2 kg)

Temperature: Operating

  According to operating requirements of deployable platform:
   32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) normal
  According to operating requirements of deployable platform:
   32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) normal

Temperature: Nonoperating

  –4 to 149°F (–20 to 65°C)
  –4 to 149°F (–20 to 65°C)

Humidity: Operating

  According to operating requirements of deployable platform:
   10 to 85% operating
  According to operating requirements of deployable platform:
   10 to 85% operating

Humidity: Nonoperating

  5 to 95%
  5 to 95%

Altitude: Operating

  104°F (40°C) at sea level to 10,000 ft (0 to 3,000m); maximum ambient temperature decreases by 1°C per 300m
  104°F (40°C) at sea level to 10,000 ft (0 to 3,000m); maximum ambient temperature decreases by 1°C per 300m

Altitude: Nonoperating

  15,000 ft (4600m)
  15,000 ft (4600m)

Table 3.             Cisco ISR G2 and 4000 Series ISRs Support for Cisco UCS E M2 Series

ISR Platform

Cisco UCS E140S-M2

Cisco UCS E160D-M2

Cisco UCS E180D-M2

1921

No

No

No

1941

No

No

No

2901

No

No

No

2911

1

No

No

2921

1

1

No

2951

2

1

No

3925

2

1

1

3945

4

1

1

3925E

2

1

1

3945E

4

1

1

4321

No

No

No

4331

1

No

No

4351

2

1

1

4431

No

No

No

4451

2

1

1

Table 4.          Regulatory Standards Compliance: Safety and EMC

Specification

Description

Safety

  UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
  IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  AS/NZS 60950-1

EMC: Emissions

  47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  CISPR2 2 Class A
  EN55022 Class A
  ICES003 Class A
  VCCI V-3 Class I
  EN61000-3-2
  EN61000-3-3
  EN300386 Class A
  CNS13438, Class A

EMC: Immunity

  EN55024
  CISPR24
  EN300386
  EN50082-1 Part 1
  EN 61000 6-1

System Requirements

     For Cisco UCS E-Series M2 Servers, Cisco IOS® Software Release 15.2(4)M is required for Cisco 2900 and 3900 Series ISR models.

     For all Cisco UCS E-Series M2 Servers, Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.13 is required for the Cisco 4000 Series ISR platform.

Warranty Information

Cisco UCS-E Series Servers are covered by a 90-day warranty. Find warranty information on Cisco.com on the Product Warranties page.

Ordering Information

Table 1 contains the top-level part numbers for the Cisco UCS E-Series modules. Review the ordering guide for the complete list of part numbers and ordering examples.

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering homepage. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center.

Cisco Services

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers hardware support is covered by the Cisco Smart Net Total Care contract for the router in which the module resides. Cisco Smart Net Total Care support is available on a one-time or annual contract basis. Support options range from help-desk assistance to proactive, onsite consultation.

All support contracts include:

     Major Cisco IOS Software updates for protocol, security, bandwidth, and feature improvements

     Full access rights to Cisco.com technical libraries for technical assistance, electronic commerce, and product information

     Access to the industry’s largest dedicated technical support staff 24 hours a day

For more information about Cisco services, refer to Cisco Technical Support Services or Cisco Advanced Services.

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