Cisco UCS 6332-16UP Fabric Interconnect

Cisco UCS 6332-16UP Fabric Interconnectview expanded image

Get Flexible, Scalable, Converged Infrastructure

Gain uniform access to both networks and storage with the Cisco UCS 6332-16UP 40-Port Fabric Interconnect. The 6332-16UP is a core part of the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), and is typically deployed in redundant pairs.

Features and Capabilities

The 6332-16UP Fabric Interconnect is the management and communication backbone for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers, C-Series Rack Servers, and 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis. All servers attached to a 6332-16UP Fabric Interconnect become part of one highly available management domain.

Because it supports unified fabric, the Cisco UCS 6300 Series Fabric Interconnect provides both LAN and SAN connectivity for all servers within its domain.

The 6332-16UP offers 40 ports in one rack unit (RU), including:

  • 24 40-Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • 16 1- and 10-Gbps and FCoE or 4-,8-, and 16-Gbps Fibre Channel unified ports

Enhanced features and capabilities include:

  • Increased bandwidth up to 2.43 Tbps
  • Centralized unified management with Cisco UCS Manager
  • Efficient cooling and serviceability such as front-to-back cooling, redundant front-plug fans and power supplies, and rear cabling

Highly Scalable Architecture

Cisco Fabric Extender technology scales up to 20 chassis in a single unified system without additional complexity. This means that customers can eliminate dedicated chassis management and blade switches, as well as reduce cabling.

Virtual-Machine-Optimized Services

Cisco Virtual Machine Fabric Extender technology helps enable a consistent operational model and visibility between physical and virtual environments. This 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

Specifications at a Glance

Product 40-port fabric interconnect
Form factor 1 RU
Number of fixed 10- and 40-Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports 24 fixed ports
Number of fixed 1- and 10-Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE 4-, 8-, and 16-Gbps Fibre Channel ports 16
Throughput 2.43 Tbps
Fan modules 2+2
VLANs supported 2000
MAC address table entries 32,000
Power supplies 1+1 power redundancy, AC or DC

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