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Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects and Fabric Extenders

Create one management domain that supports all UCS chassis, blade servers, and rack servers.

Benefits

Simplified computing

SingleConnect Technology unifies LAN, SAN, and systems management into one link for rack servers, blade servers, and VMs.

Run your network efficiently

Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects and Fabric Extenders are part of our Unified Fabric solution for data center networks.

Consistency

Virtual Machine Fabric Extender technology enables a consistent operational model and visibility between physical and virtual environments.

Unified Fabric for Cisco UCS

UCS 6400 Series Fabric Interconnects

  • 54 or 108 ports
  • Supports 1/10/25/40/100-Gbps Ethernet or FCoE
  • 8 or 16 unified ports supporting 10/25 GE or 8/16/32-Gbps Fibre Channel
  • Up to 7.64 Tbps throughput

UCS 6300 Series Fabric Interconnects

  • For top of rack or UCS Mini
  • Up to 32 40-Gbps ports
  • Up to 2.56-Tbps throughput
  • Support of Ethernet, FCoE, or Fibre Channel varies by model

UCS 2408 Fabric Extender

  • Eight 25-Gbps uplink ports
  • 1.04-Tbps switching performance
  • Up to 320-Gbps of I/O to the chassis

UCS 2304 Fabric Extender

  • Four 40-Gbps QSFP+ uplink ports
  • Up to 320-Gbps of I/O to the chassis
  • 4 40-Gbps Ethernet ports to chassis midplane

Cisco UCS 2208XP Fabric Extender

  • Eight 10-Gbps SFP+ uplink ports
  • Up to 160 Gbps of I/O to the chassis
  • 32 10-Gbps Ethernet ports to chassis midplane

UCS 2204XP Fabric Extender

  • Four 10-Gbps SFP+ uplink ports
  • Up to 80-Gbps of I/O to the chassis
  • 16 10-Gbps Ethernet ports to chassis midplane

Get award-winning Cisco UCS management software

Cisco UCS Manager

Streamline your most time-consuming activities, such as configuration, provisioning, monitoring, and problem resolution.

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight is a SaaS offering that simplifies and automates IT operations management (ITOM) to make daily activities easier and more efficient.

Accelerate your success

With Cisco Services, you will see faster time to value, comprehensive adoption, and optimized policies.

Quantifiable cable reduction

You can save up to 75 percent on cabling. Furthermore, we have much less hardware and it's simpler and easier to manage. Without UCS, we would never be able to manage our current customer base with our company size. Coping with those numbers would simply be impossible.

Marco Duschletta, CTO, Member of the Board, i-Community