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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 M5

B480 M5

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Features

Processors24
Processor supported2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors
Maximum memory9 TB with Intel Optane™ DC Persistent Memory18 TB with Intel Optane™ DC Persistent Memory
Form factorHalf-width bladeFull-width blade
Built-in RAID0, 10, 1
Mezzanine I/O adapter slotsUp to 3Up to 5
GPUsUp to 2Up to 4
Max I/O throughput per blade80 Gbps (2 x 40 Gbps)160 Gbps (4 x 40 Gbps)
Maximum servers per chassis84

Storage

Internal storageUp to two SAS/SATA/SSD/NVMeUp to four SAS/SATA/SSD/NVMe
Maximum internal storage20.5 TB39 TB

Documentation

Spec sheetB200 M5 Spec SheetB480 M5 Spec Sheet

UCS C-Series

C125 M5

C220 M5

C240 M5

C480 M5

C480 ML M5

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Features

Processors1 or 2222 or 42
Processor supportedAMD® EPYC™ 7000 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 processorIntel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Maximum memory2 TB, 16 x DDR4 DIMMs9 TB with Intel Optane™ DC Persistent Memory9 TB with Intel Optane™ DC Persistent Memory18 TB with Intel Optane™ DC Persistent Memory3 TB, 24 x DDR4 DIMMs
Form factor.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, 60
Integrated networking (I/O) - LOMDedicated 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 slots1 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): Option 1: Three slots available. Slot 1 = full-height, half-length, x8, NCSI. Slot 2 = full-height, full-length, x16, NCSI. Slot 3 = full-height, half-length x8. Option 2: Three slots available. Slot 1 = full-height, half-length, x8, NCSI. Slot 2 = full-height, full-length, x8, NCSI. Slot 3 = full-height, half-length, x8. Riser 2 (PCIe slots 4, 5, and 6): Option 1: Three slots available. Slot 4 = full-height, 3/4-length, x16, NCSI. Slot 5 = full-height, full-length, x16, NCSI. Slot 6 = full-height, full-length, x8. Option 2: Three slots available. Slot 4 = full-height, half-length, x8, NCSI. Slot 5 = full-height, full-length, x16, NCSI. Slot 6 = full-height, full-length, x8. Option 3: Three slots available. Slot 4 = full-height, 3/4-length, x8, NCSI. Slot 5 = full-height, full-length, x8, NCSI. Slot 6 = full-height, full-length, x8.Up 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 storage6 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/SSD HDD LFF - Up to 4 SAS/SATA/NVMe/ HDD Additional options: 2 x Cisco Flexible Flash drives (SD card) 2 x M.2 drivesSFF - Up to 26 SAS/SATA/NVMe/SSD HDD LFF - Up to 12 SAS/SATA/NVMe/ HDD Additional options: 2 x Cisco Flexible Flash drives (SD card) 2 x M.2 drivesSFF - Up to 32 SAS/SSDNVMe/SSD HDD Additional options: 2 x Cisco Flexible Flash drives (SD card)SFF - up to 24 SAS/SSD NVMe/SSD HDD
Maximum internal storage47.5 TB SSD + 2x M.2 960 GB per nodeSFF - 76 TB SSD + 2x M.2 960 GB + 15.5 PCIe NVMe LFF - 80 TB HDD + 2x M.2 960 GB + 15.5 PCIe NVMeSFF - 197.6 TB SSD + 2x M.2 960 GB + 46.2 TB PCIe NVMe LFF - 120 TB HDD + 2x M.2 960 GB + 46.2 TB PCIe NVMe246.4 TB182.4 TB

Power and Environmental

Power suppliesUp 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: 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 SheetC125 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 (link to: https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/hyperconverged-infrastructure/hyperflex-hx-series/hx-240c-m5-specsheet.pdf) HX240c M5 Hyrbid Large Form Factor spec sheet (link to: https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/hyperconverged-infrastructure/hyperflex-hx-series/hx240c-m5-specsheet.pdf) 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

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