The Cisco UCS C220 M4 rack server is the most versatile, general-purpose enterprise infrastructure and application server in the industry. It is a high-density two-socket enterprise-class rack server that delivers industry-leading performance and efficiency for a wide range of enterprise workloads, including virtualization, collaboration, and bare-metal applications. The Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers can be deployed as standalone servers or as part of the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) to take advantage of Cisco's standards-based unified computing innovations that help reduce customers' total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase their business agility.
The enterprise-class Cisco UCS C220 M4 server extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a 1RU form factor. It incorporates the Intel Xeon processor, next-generation DDR4 memory, and 12-Gbps SAS throughput, delivering significant performance and efficiency gains. The Cisco UCS C220 M4 rack server delivers outstanding levels of expandability and performance in a compact 1RU package.
- DDR4 DIMMs for improved performance and lower power consumption
- Support for 12-Gbps SAS module RAID controller in a dedicated slot, leaving the remaining two PCIe Gen 3.0 slots available for other expansion cards
- A modular LAN-on-motherboard (mLOM) slot that can be used to install a Cisco UCS virtual interface card (VIC) or third-party network interface card (NIC) without consuming a PCIe slot
- Two embedded 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports
- 2133-MHz DDR4 memory
24 slots for registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) or load-reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs) that deliver significant improvement in application performance: the Cisco UCS C220 M4 server supports 3 DIMMs per channel at 1866-MHz speeds with LRDIMMs.
- 2 Intel Xeon processor CPUs
The Intel Xeon processor is designed to deliver the best combination of performance, built-in capabilities, and cost-effectiveness.
- Support for 2 PCIe 3.0 slots
Flexibility, increased performance, and compatibility with industry standards; substantially increased bandwidth compared to the previous generation, with more flexibility and backward compatibility with PCIe 2.0; greater I/O performance and flexibility.
- Support for an mLOM slot
The Cisco UCS C220 M4, the mLOM slot can be used to install a Cisco VIC or third-party NIC without consuming a PCIe slot, providing greater I/O expandability.
- 40-Gbps unified network fabric
Low-latency, lossless, 40-Gbps Ethernet and industry-standard FCoE and native fiber channel fabric; wire-once deployment model: changing I/O configurations no longer requires installing adapters and recabling racks and switches; fewer interface cards, cables, and upstream network ports to purchase, power, configure, and maintain.
- Virtualization optimization
Cisco Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) and adapter-FEX technologies, I/O virtualization, and Intel Xeon processor features, extending the network directly to virtual machines; consistent and scalable operational model; increased security and efficiency with reduced complexity; capability to move virtual machine security features and policies from rack to rack or rack to blades.
- Unified management
It can be deployed as a standalone server or in a UCS-managed environment. When combined with Cisco UCS, the entire solution can be managed as a single entity with Cisco UCS Manager, improving operational efficiency and flexibility; service profiles and templates that implement role- and policy-based management, enabling more effective use of skilled server, network, and storage administrators. Automated provisioning and increased business agility, allow data center managers to provision applications in minutes rather than days by associating a service profile with an added or repurposed Cisco UCS C220 M4 server. It has capability to move service profiles from rack server to another rack server, blade to rack server, or rack to blade server in minutes instead of hours or days.
- Cisco 12-Gbps SAS modular RAID controller
Cisco 12Gbps modular RAID PCIe Gen 3.0 controller provides enterprise-class data protection. RAID card is plugged into a dedicated PCIe slot, leaving the two remaining PCIe slots available for other I/O expansion cards.
- Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC)
Web user-interface for server management; remote keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM); virtual media; and administration; virtual media support for remote CD and DVD drives as if local; Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0 support for out-of-band management through third-party enterprise management systems; command-line interface (CLI) for server management; provides UCS visibility and control to management ecosystem partners using a comprehensive XML API.
- Advanced reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features
Dual-redundant fans and hot-swappable, redundant power supplies for enterprise-class reliability and uptime; convenient latching lid for easy access to internal server; tool-free CPU insertion allows for processor upgrades and replacements with reduced risk of damage; tool-free access to all serviceable items, and color-coded indicators to guide users to hot-pluggable and serviceable items.
- Security features
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a chip (microcontroller) that can securely store artifacts used to authenticate the platform (server). These artifacts can include passwords, certificates, or encryption keys. TPM 1.2 SPI-based module is supported. Locking bezel option can be mounted to the front of the chassis to protect against unauthorized access to the drives.