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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) 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 4351 ISR

Product details

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers

The Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) E-series M3 Server is available in two flavors: as singlewide and as doublewide module. The singlewide version occupies a single service-module slot in the Cisco 4000 Series ISR as shown above. The doublewide module occupies two service-module slots side-by-side.

All Cisco UCS E-Series M3 Servers are high-density blade servers with single-socket Intel Xeon-D processors. They balance simplicity, performance, and application density while operating in an energy-efficient environment providing better energy efficiency than preceding models. The servers also include integrated remote lights-out management.

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-E160S-M3/K9

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Cisco UCS E-Series Double-Wide Servers:

  UCS-E180D-M3/K9
  UCS-E1120D-M3/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:

     Cisco Network services: Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services (vWAAS), Cisco Virtual Wireless LAN Controller (vWLC), Cisco Unity® Connection, Cisco Firepower Threat Defense for ISR 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, video surveillance systems and cloud connectors

     Core Network services: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server services and Domain Name System (DNS) server services

     Core Microsoft Windows services: Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Microsoft Windows print services and Microsoft Windows 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) which 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 legacy tower and rack-mount servers which lack virtual KVM capabilities.

     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 4000 Series ISRs in the branch office. These servers 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:

     Hypervisors

     VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0U2 and 6.5 onwards

     Microsoft Hyper-V 2016

     Operating systems

     Microsoft Windows Server

     Windows Server 2016 64-bit

     Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit

     Windows Server 2012 64-bit

     Red Hat Enterprise Linux (x86_64) 7.3 – 7.x

     Red Hat OpenStack Platform (x86_64) for Compute 9.0 – 13.0

     SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 12 for AMD64 and Intel64 Service Pack 3

     SUSE® OpenStack Cloud 7 - Admin and Control Node

     Citrix XenServer 7.1.0 CU1, 7.4.0, 7.5.0, 7.6.0 (only UCS-E180D-M3/K9 and UCS-E1120D-M3/K9)

     Oracle Linux

     Oracle Linux 7.2, Kernel 3.8.13-98.7.1 (only UCS-E160S-M3/K9)

     Oracle Linux 7.3, Kernel 4.1.12-103.3.8 (only UCS-E180D-M3/K9 and UCS-E1120D-M3/K9)

Product specifications

Table 2 lists the specifications and Table 3 lists Cisco ISR support for the Cisco UCS E-Series M3 servers. Table 4 lists safety and EMC regulatory standards compliance information.

Table 2.             Product specifications for M3 Servers

Feature

Cisco UCS E160S M3 (Singlewide)

Cisco UCS E180D M3 and E1120D M3 (Doublewide)

CPU

  Intel Xeon Broadwell DE processor D-1528 (9-MB cache, 1.90 GHz, and 6 cores)
  180D: Intel Xeon Broadwell DE processor D-1548 (12-MB cache, 2.0 GHz, 8 cores)
  1120D: Intel Xeon Broadwell DE processor D-1557 (18-MB cache, 1.50 GHz, 12 cores)

DRAM

  8 - 64 GB
  2 DIMM slots, each with 8 GB, 16 GB or 32 GB VLP DDR4 RAM
  16 - 128 GB
  4 DIMM slots, each with 8 GB, 16 GB or 32 GB VLP DDR4 RAM

Hard-Disk Drive (HDD/SSD)

  2 SFF slots; up to 4 TB each (SSD) or 2 TB each (HDD); Refer to the ordering and compatibility guide for more information
  4 SFF slots; up to 4 TB each (SSD) or 2 TB each (HDD); Refer to the ordering and compatibility guide for more information

RAID options

  Hardware RAID 0 and 1
  LSI MegaRAID SAS 3108 controller
  Queue depth: 928
  Stripe size: 64K
  PCIe passthrough
  Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
  LSI MegaRAID SAS 3316 controller
  Queue depth: 928
  Stripe size: 64K
  PCIe passthrough

Power Loss Protection for Cache Back Up

  No
  1 Super Capacitor (3-year life) for Power Loss Protection
  Write-through/Write-back cache with power back up

Network Interface Cards (NICs)

  2 internal Gigabit Ethernet ports (Broadcom 5719)
  2 external 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports (1000/10000) (Integrated within Intel Xeon-D CPU)
  2 internal Gigabit Ethernet ports (Broadcom 5719)
  2 external 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports (1000/10000) (Integrated within Intel CPU)
  1 dedicated management Ethernet port (10/100/1000) for Cisco IMC

Cisco IMC

  Integrated Emulex Pilot-3 BMC
  IPMI 2.0 compliant for management and control
  Command-Line Interface (CLI) and WebGUI management tool for automated, lights-out management
  Virtual KVM
  Integrated Emulex Pilot-3 BMC
  IPMI 2.0 compliant for management and control
  Command-Line Interface (CLI) and WebGUI management tool for automated, lights-out management
  Virtual KVM

Integrated eMMC storage

  8-GB partition for Cisco IMC
  8-GB partition for Intel X86 host
  8-GB partition for Cisco IMC
  8-GB partition for Intel X86 host

Front-panel connectors

  1 KVM console connector (supplies 1 VGA, 1 serial and 1 USB 2.0 connector)
  1 onboard USB 3.0 port
  1 KVM console connector (supplies 1 VGA, 1 serial and 1 USB 2.0 connector)
  2 onboard USB3.0 ports

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: Non-operating

  –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:
Non-operating

  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: Non-operating

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

Table 3.             Cisco ISR G2 and 4000 Series ISRs support for Cisco UCS E M3 series

ISR Platform

Cisco UCS E160S-M3

Cisco UCS E180D-M3 and Cisco UCS E1120D-M3

19xx, 29xx, 39xx

No

No

4221

No

No

4321

No

No

4331

1

No

4351

2

1

4431

No

No

4451

2

1

4461

3

2

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 M3 Servers, Cisco IOS® XE Software Release 16.4 or later 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.

Cisco environmental sustainability

Information about Cisco’s environmental sustainability policies and initiatives for our products, solutions, operations, and extended operations or supply chain is provided in the “Environment Sustainability” section of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Reference links to information about key environmental sustainability topics (mentioned in the “Environment Sustainability” section of the CSR Report) are provided in the following table:

Sustainability topic

Reference

Information on product material content laws and regulations

Materials

Information on electronic waste laws and regulations, including products, batteries, and packaging

WEEE compliance

Cisco makes the packaging data available for informational purposes only. It may not reflect the most current legal developments, and Cisco does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that it is complete, accurate, or up to date. This information is subject to change without notice.

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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