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Cisco Computing Model Comparisons

Compare UCS and HyperFlex models

Compare the features and specifications of UCS C-Series rack server models, UCS B-Series blade server models, and HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure models to find the solution that best meets your company’s needs. 

UCS B-Series

B200 M6

B200 M5

B480 M5

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Features

Processors224
Processor supported3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors
Maximum memory12 TB with Intel Optane™ Pmem9 TB with Intel Optane™ Pmem18 TB with Intel Optane™ Pmem
Form factorHalf-width bladeHalf-width bladeFull-width blade
RAID0, 10, 10, 1
Mezzanine I/O adapter slots2Up to 3Up to 5
GPUs0Up to 2Up to 4
Max I/O throughput per blade80 Gbps (2 x 40 Gbps)80 Gbps (2 x 40 Gbps)160 Gbps (4 x 40 Gbps)
Maximum servers per chassis884

Storage

Internal storageUp to four M.2 SATA or two 7mm SAS/SATA/NVMeUp to two SAS/SATA/SSD/NVMeUp to four SAS/SATA/SSD/NVMe
Maximum internal storage15.2 TB20.5 TB39 TB

Documentation

Spec sheet B200 M5 Spec SheetB480 M5 Spec Sheet

UCS C-Series

C220 M6

C225 M6

C240 M6

C245 M6

C125 M5

C220 M5

C240 M5

C480 M5

C480 ML M5

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Features

Processors1 or 21 or 21 or 21 or 21 or 21 or 21 or 22 or 42
Processor supported3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processorsAMD® EPYC™ 7003 and 7002 series processors3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processorsAMD® EPYC™ 7003 and 7002 series processorsAMD® EPYC™ 7001 and 7002 series processors2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processor2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Maximum memory12 TB with Intel Optane™ PMem8 TB12 TB with Intel Optane™ PMem8 TB2 TB9 TB with Intel Optane™ PMem9 TB with Intel Optane™ PMem18 TB with Intel Optane™ PMem3 TB
Form factor1 RU1 RU2 RU2 RU.5 RU1 RU2 RU4 RU4 RU
Optional RAID0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 600, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 600, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 600, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 600, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 600, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 600, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 600, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 600, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Integrated networking (I/O) - LOM2 x 10 Gb ports plus 1 x Modular LOM (mLOM) Dedicated OOB management port1 x Modular LOM (mLOM) / OCP Dedicated OOB management port2 x 10 Gb ports plus 1 x Modular LOM (mLOM) Dedicated OOB management port1 x Modular LOM (mLOM) / OCP Dedicated OOB management portDedicated OOB management port2 x 10 Gb ports plus 1 x Modular LOM (mLOM) Dedicated OOB management port2 x 10 Gb ports plus 1 x Modular LOM (mLOM) Dedicated OOB management port2 x 10 Gb ports Dedicated OOB management port2 x 10 Gb ports Dedicated OOB management port
PCIe expansion slotsTwo different riser configurations: 2x FH PCIe 4.0 or 3x HH PCIe 4.0Two different riser configurations: 2x FH PCIe 4.0 or 3x HH PCIe 4.0Up to 8 PCIe 4.0 slots Risers 1/2: 2x FH/FL & 1 FH 3/4L Riser 3: 2x FH/FL Riser 4: 2x NVMe drives & 1x FH 3/4LUp to 8 PCIe 4.0 slots Risers 1/2: 2x FH/FL & 1 FH 3/4L Riser 3: 2x FH/FL Riser 4: 2x NVMe drives & 1x FH 3/4L1 PCIe 3.0 x16 slot 1 PCIe 3.0 x8 slot One dedicated OCP 2.0 network mezzanine slotUp to 2 PCIe Gen3 slots: Riser 1: One x16 connector with x16 lane; full-height profile, 3/4-length Riser 2: One x24 connector with x16 lane; half-height profile, half-lengthUp to 6 PCIe Gen3 slots: Riser 1 (PCIe slots 1, 2, and 3): 2 FH/HL x8 and FH/FL x16 or 2 FH/HL x8 and FH/FL x8 Riser 2 (PCIe slots 4, 5, and 6): FH 3/4L x16, FH/FL x16, FH/FL x8 or FH/HL x8, FH/FL x16, FH/FL x8 or FH 3/4L x8, FH/FL x8, FH/FL x8Up to 12 PCIe Gen3 slots x24 connector: 6 x16 lanes full-height, full-length 6 x8 lanes full-height, full-lengthUp to 4 PCIe Gen3 slots for 4th-generation VIC

Storage

Internal storageSFF - Up to 10 SAS/SATA/NVMe drives 2 x M.2 drivesSFF - Up to 10 SAS/SATA/NVMe drives 2 x M.2 drivesSFF - Up to 28 SAS/SATA/NVMe drives 2 x M.2 drivesSFF - Up to 28 SAS/SATA/NVMe drives LFF - Up to 16 SAS/SATA/NVMe + up to 4 SFF drives 2 x M.2 drives6 of 24 drives in C4200 chassis 6 SFF SAS/SATA or 4 SFF SAA/SATA + 2 NVMe Additional options: 2 x Cisco Flexible Flash drives (SD card) 2 x M.2 drivesSFF - Up to 10 SAS/SATA/NVMe drives LFF - Up to 4 SAS/SATA/NVMe drives Additional options: 2 x Cisco Flexible Flash drives (SD card) 2 x M.2 drivesSFF - Up to 26 SAS/SATA/NVMe drives LFF - Up to 12 SAS/SATA/NVMe drives Additional options: 2 x Cisco Flexible Flash drives (SD card) 2 x M.2 drivesSFF - Up to 32 SAS/SATA/NVMe drives Additional options: 2 x Cisco Flexible Flash drives (SD card)SFF - up to 24 SAS/SSD NVMe drives
Maximum internal storage150 TB + 2x M.2 960 GB150 TB + 2x M.2 960 GBSFF - 420 TB + 2x M.2 960 GB LFF - 348 TB + 2x M.2 960 GB420 TB + 2x M.2 960 GB47.5 TB + 2x M.2 960 GB per nodeSFF - 80 TB + 2x M.2 960 GB
LFF - 180 TB + 2x M.2 960 GB
SFF - 197.6 TB SSD + 2x M.2 960 GB LFF - 216 TB + 2x M.2 960 GB243 TB + 2x M.2 960 GB182.4 TB + 2x M.2 960 GB

Power and Environmental

Power suppliesUp to 2 x 770 W, 1050 W, 1050 W DC or 1600 WUp to 2 x 770 W, 1050 W, 1050 W DC or 1600 WUp to 2 x 770 W, 1050 W, 1050 W DC or 1600 WUp to 2 x 770 W, 1050 W, 1050 W DC or 1600 WUp to 2 x 2400 W in C4200 chassisUp to 2 x 770 W, 1050 W, 1050 W DC or 1600 WUp to 2 x 770 W, 1050 W, 1050 W DC or 1600 WUp to 4 x 1600 WUp to 4 x 1600W
Product dimensionsHxWxD: 1 RU; 1.7 x 16.9 x 29.8 in. (4.3 x 42.9 x 75.6 cm) Weight: up to 37.9 lbs (17.2 kg)HxWxD: 1 RU; 1.7 x 16.9 x 29.8 in. (4.3 x 42.9 x 75.6 cm) Weight: up to 37.9 lbs (17.2 kg)HxWxD: 3.4 x 17.6 x 29.1 in. (8.7 x 44.8 x 73.8 cm) Weight: 62.7 lbs (28.4 kg)HxWxD: 3.4 x 17.6 x 29.1 in. (8.7 x 44.8 x 73.8 cm) Weight: 62.7 lbs (28.4 kg)HxWxD: 2RU; 3.4 x 16.9 x 32.6 in. (8.6 x 42.9 x 82.8 cm)HxWxD: 1 RU; 1.7 x 16.9 x 29.8 in. (4.3 x 42.9 x 75.6 cm) Weight: up to 37.9 lbs (17.2 kg)HxWxD: 3.4 x 17.6 x 29.1 in. (8.7 x 44.8 x 73.8 cm) Weight: x16 HDD up to 58.9 lbs (26.7 kg); and x24 HDD up to 62.7 lbs (28.4 kg)HxWxD: 4 RU; 6.9 x 17.5 x 30 in. (17.5 x 44.5 x 76.2 cm) Weight: up to 142 lbs (64.4 kg)HxWxD: 4 RU; 6.9 x 17.5 x 30 in. (17.5 x 44.5 x 76.2 cm) Weight: up to 142 lbs (64.4 kg)

Documentation

Data Sheet C125 M5 Data SheetC220 M5 Data SheetC240 M5 Data SheetC480 M5 Data SheetC480 ML M5 Data Sheet

HX Series

HX220c M5 Hybrid

HX240c M5 Hyrbid

HX220c All Flash M5

HX240c All Flash M5

HX220c All NVMe M5

HX220c Edge All Flash M5

HX220c Edge Hybrid M5

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Features

Processors1 or 21 or 21 or 21 or 21 or 211
Processor supported2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors
Maximum memoryUp to 3 TB, 16-, 32-, 64-, or 128-GB DIMMsUp to 3 TB, 16-, 32-, 64-, or 128-GB DIMMsUp to 3 TB, 16-, 32-, 64-, or 128-GB DIMMsUp to 3 TB, 16-, 32-, 64-, or 128-GB DIMMsUp to 3 TB, 16-, 32-, 64-, or 128-GB DIMMsUp to 3 TB, 16-, 32-, 64-, or 128-GB DIMMsUp to 3 TB, 16-, 32-, 64-, or 128-GB DIMMs
Form factor1212111
Unified network fabric2 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet2 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet2 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet2 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet2 x 40 Gigabit EthernetOption to use existing Gigabit EthernetOption to use existing Gigabit Ethernet
PCIe expansion slotsUp to 2 PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 slotsup to 6 PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 slots, 4 of which are full-height, full-lengthUp to 2 PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 slotsup to 6 PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 slots, 4 of which are full-height, full-lengthUp to 2 PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 slotsUp to 2 PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 slotsUp to 2 PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 slots
Hypervisors supportedVMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-VVMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-VVMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-VVMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-VVMware ESXi, vSPhere, Microsoft Hyper-VVMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-VVMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V
SoftwareCisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software (software subscription)Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software (software subscription)Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software (software subscription)Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software (software subscription)Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software (software subscription)Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software (software subscription)Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software (software subscription)

Storage

Internal storage8 x 1.2- or 1.8-TB SAS HDDs ( or with self-encrypting drives: 8 x 1.2-TB self-encrypting SAS HDDs)Up to 23 x 1.2-TB SAS HDDs (or with self-encrypting drives: Up to 23 x 1.2-TB self-encrypting HDDs) Large Form Factor option: Up to 12 x 6-TB (7.2K-rpm LFF HDD) or 8-TB (7.2K-rpm SFF HDD) SAS or SATA HDDs8 x 3.8-TB or 960-GB SSD drives ( or with self-encrypting drives: 8 x 800-GB, 8 x 960-GB, or 8 x 3.8-TB self-encrypting SSD drives)Up to 23 x 3.8-TB or 23 x 960-GB SSDs (with self-encrypting drives: Up to 23 x 800-GB self-encrypting SSDs or 23 x 960-GB or 23 x 3.8-TB drives)8 x 1-TB or 4-TB NVMe SSD drives8 x 3.8-TB or 960-GB SSD drives ( or with self-encrypting drives: 8 x 800-GB, 8 x 960-GB, or 8 x 3.8-TB self-encrypting SSD drives)8 x 1.2- or 1.8-TB SAS HDDs ( or with self-encrypting drives: 8 x 1.2-TB self-encrypting SAS HDDs)
Log drive1 x 240-GB SSD1 x 240-GB SSD1 x 240-GB SSD1 x 240-GB SSD1 x 240-GB SSD1 x 240-GB SSD1 x 240-GB SSD
CacheSSD caching drive (self-encrypting drive option is available)SSD caching drive (self-encrypting drive option is available)SAS SSD (self-encrypting drive option is available) or NVMe write-logging driveSSD caching drive (self-encrypting drive option is available)1 NVMe SSD caching and 1 NVMe SSD write-logging driveSAS SSD (self-encrypting drive option is available) or NVMe write-logging driveSSD caching drive (self-encrypting drive option is available)

Power and Environmental

Power suppliesUp to 2 hot-pluggable, redundant 770-watt (W) or 1050W power suppliesUp to 2 hot-pluggable, redundant 1050-watt (W) or 1600W power suppliesUp to 2 hot-pluggable, redundant 770-watt (W) or 1050W power suppliesUp to 2 hot-pluggable, redundant 1050-watt (W) or 1600W power suppliesUp to 2 hot-pluggable, redundant 770-watt (W) or 1050W power suppliesUp to 2 hot-pluggable, redundant 770-watt (W) or 1050W power suppliesUp to 2 hot-pluggable, redundant 770-watt (W) or 1050W power supplies
Product dimensionsHxWxD: 1 RU; 1.7 x 16.9 x 29.8 in. (4.3 x 42.9 x 75.6 cm) Weight: up to 37.5 lbs (17 kg)HxWxD: 3.4 x 17.6 x 29 in. (8.7 x 44.8 x 73.8 cm) Weight: x24 HDD up to 57.5 lbs (26.1 kg); and x8 HDD up to 45.5 lbs (20.4 kg) Large Form Factor option: HxWxD: 3.4 x 17.6 x 29 in. (8.7 x 44.8 x 73.8 cm) Weight: up to 64 lbs (29 kg)HxWxD: 1 RU; 1.7 x 16.9 x 29.8 in. (4.3 x 42.9 x 75.6 cm) Weight: up to 37.5 lbs (17 kg)HxWxD: 3.4 x 17.6 x 29 in. (8.7 x 44.8 x 73.8 cm) Weight: x24 HDD up to 57.5 lbs (26.1 kg); and x8 HDD up to 45.5 lbs (20.4 kg)HxWxD: 1 RU; 1.7 x 16.9 x 29.8 in. (4.3 x 42.9 x 75.6 cm) Weight: up to 37.5 lbs (17 kg)HxWxD: 1 RU; 1.7 x 16.9 x 29.8 in. (4.3 x 42.9 x 75.6 cm) Weight: up to 37.5 lbs (17 kg)

Documentation

Data SheetHX220c M5 Hybrid data sheetHX240c M5 Hyrbid data sheetHX220c All Flash M5 data sheetHX240c All Flash M5 data sheetHX220c All NVMe M5 data sheetHX220c Edge All Flash M5 data sheetHX220c Edge Hybrid M5 data sheet
Spec SheetHX220c M5 Hybrid spec sheetHX240c M5 Hyrbid spec sheet HX240c M5 Hyrbid Large Form Factor spec sheet HX220c All Flash M5 spec sheetHX240c All Flash M5 spec sheetHX220c All NVMe M5 spec sheetHX220c Edge All Flash M5 spec sheetHX220c Edge Hybrid M5 spec sheet

Cisco UCS S3260 Storage Server

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