The Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) combines Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and B-Series Blade Servers with networking and storage access into a single converged system that simplifies management and delivers greater cost efficiency and agility with increased visibility and control. The latest expansion of the Cisco UCS portfolio includes the new Cisco® UCS C220 M3 Rack Server (one rack unit [1RU]) and Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server (2RU) and the Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Server. These three new servers increase compute density through more cores and cache balanced with more memory capacity, disk drives and with faster I/O. Together these server improvements and complementary Cisco UCS advancements deliver the best combination of features and cost efficiency required to support IT’s diverse server needs.
The Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack Server (Figure 1) is designed for performance and density over a wide range of business workloads, from web serving to distributed databases. Building on the success of the Cisco UCS C200 M2 Rack Server, the enterprise-class Cisco UCS C220 M3 server further extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a 1RU form factor with the addition of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2 product families, which deliver significant performance and efficiency gains. In addition, the Cisco UCS C220 M3 server offers up to two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 or E5-2600 v2 processors, 16 DIMM slots, eight disk drives, and two 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN‑on-motherboard (LOM) ports, delivering outstanding density and performance in a compact package.
The Cisco UCS C220 M3 interfaces with Cisco UCS using another unique Cisco innovation: the Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card. The Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card is a virtualization-optimized Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 x8 10-Gbps adapter designed for use with Cisco UCS C-Series servers. The VIC is a dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe adapter that can support up to 256 PCIe standards-compliant virtual interfaces, which can be dynamically configured so that both their interface type (network interface card [NIC] or host bus adapter [HBA]) and identity (MAC address and worldwide name [WWN]) are established using just-in-time provisioning. In addition, the Cisco UCS VIC 1225 can support network interface virtualization and Cisco® Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology.
The Cisco UCS C220 M3 server is a high-density general-purpose 2-socket server optimized to deliver high performance for a large range of workloads, including:
● Distributed database clusters
● High-performance virtual desktops
● IT and web infrastructure
Cisco UCS Servers Change the Economics of the Data Center
IT infrastructure matters now more than ever, as organizations seek to achieve the full potential of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), bare metal, virtualized servers, and cloud computing. Cisco continues to lead in data center innovation with the introduction of new building blocks for Cisco UCS that extend its exceptional simplicity, agility, and efficiency (Figure 2). Cisco leadership with new innovations such as the third-generation Cisco UCS C220 M3 rack server.
Cisco innovations, such as Cisco UCS Manager, allow administrators to create a software definition for a desired server (using Cisco service profiles and templates) and then instantiate that server and its I/O connectivity by associating a service profile with physical resources. This approach contrasts with the traditional approach of configuring each system resource manually, one at a time, through individual element managers. Unlike the products of other vendors, Cisco service profiles can be moved from rack server to rack or blade server, or between blade or rack servers in different chassis. In other words, Cisco UCS Manager and service profiles are both form-factor agnostic and can bridge blade chassis boundaries.
Other Cisco UCS building blocks include enhanced server I/O options and expanded Cisco UCS fabric interconnects that extend scalability and management simplicity for both blade and rack systems across bare‑metal, virtualized, and cloud-computing environments. Cisco helps ensure that nearly all parts of Cisco UCS offer investment protection and are backward compatible. For example, fabric extenders can be upgraded using the same fabric interconnects and the same Cisco UCS VIC 1225. Fabric interconnect hardware can be upgraded independently of fabric extenders and blade chassis. Cisco continues to innovate in all these areas, helping ensure that both now and in the future, more powerful rack servers with larger, faster memory have adequate I/O bandwidth and compute power. Cisco completes this vision through continuous innovation in VIC, fabric extender, fabric interconnect, blade server, blade chassis, and rack server technologies and form-factor-agnostic Cisco UCS Manager Software.
The Cisco UCS C220 M3 is part of a family of rack servers: the Cisco C-Series Rack Servers. Cisco UCS C‑Series servers extend unified computing innovations to an industry-standard form factor to help reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility. Designed to operate both in standalone environments and as part of Cisco UCS, the Cisco UCS C-Series servers employ Cisco technology to help customers handle the most challenging workloads. The Cisco UCS C-Series complements a standards-based unified network fabric, Cisco Data Center VM-FEX virtualization support, Cisco UCS Manager Software, Cisco fabric extender and fabric interconnect architectures, and Cisco Extended Memory Technology. Again, Cisco is innovating across all these technologies. With Cisco UCS architectural advantages, software advances, continuous innovation, and unique blade server and chassis designs, Cisco UCS is the first truly unified data center platform. In addition, Cisco UCS can transform IT departments through policy-based automation and deep integration with familiar systems management and orchestration tools.
|Learn More About||CISCO UCS C220 M3 Intel E5-2640 v2 Rackmount Server
Model UCS C220 M3
UCS Server System
|Hardware Specifications||CPU 2 x Intel E5-2640 v2 2.50GHz
Memory 16GB DDR3 ECC (up to 512MB)
No Hard Drives
OS No OS
Power Redundant 650W PSU
|Manufacturer Warranty||Refer CISCO|