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Cisco UCS 6300 Series Fabric Interconnects

Lower Costs with Efficient Interconnects

Boost network connectivity and management of all your connected blades, chassis, and rack servers. Cisco UCS 6300 Series Fabric Interconnects provide the management and communication backbone for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers, UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis, UCS C-Series Rack Servers, and the UCS Mini.

Features and Capabilities

Because they support Cisco Unified Fabric, our 6300 Series Fabric Interconnects offer customers the flexibility to support LAN and SAN connectivity for all servers within a domain.

Typically deployed in redundant pairs, these fabric interconnects give uniform access to both networks and storage, which facilitate fully virtualized environments.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

The 6300 Series offers several key features and benefits that can lower TCO. Some examples include:

  • Bandwidth up to 2.56 Tbps
  • Centralized unified management with Cisco UCS Manager software
  • High-performance ports capable of line-rate, low-latency, lossless 1-, 10-, and 40-Gigabit Ethernet (varies by model) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and 16-, 8-, and 4-Gbps and 8-, 4-, and 2-Gbps Fibre Channel

Highly Scalable Architecture

Cisco Fabric Extender technology scales up to 20 chassis in just one unified system without additional complexity. The result is that customers can eliminate dedicated chassis management and blade switches, as well as reduce cabling.

Cisco Virtual Machine Fabric Extender Technology

Cisco Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender technology helps enable a consistent operational model and visibility between physical and virtual environments. The technology also simplifies enforcement of security and network policy when moving virtual machines across hosts.

Cisco SingleConnect Technology

SingleConnect is an easy, intelligent, and efficient way to connect and manage computing in the data center. SingleConnect offers one connection for:

  • Rack servers and blade servers
  • LAN, SAN, and systems management
  • Physical servers and virtual machines

Cisco UCS 6300 Series Fabric Interconnect Models

  • 6332 and 6332-16UP Fabric Interconnects
    These top-of-rack (ToR) switches manage domains of up to 160 servers.
  • 6324 Fabric Interconnect
    This switch is embedded in a Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis and is part of the Cisco UCS Mini solution. It can support up to 20 servers.

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