The UCS C240 M5 LFF server extends the capabilities of Cisco’s Unified Computing System portfolio in a 2U form factor with the addition of the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, 2933-MHz DDR4 memory, and the new 512GB Intel Optane Persistent Memory (PMEMs). With this combination of features, up to 9 TB of memory is possible (using 12 x 256 GB DDR4 DIMMs and 12 x 512 GB PMEMs), up to 6 PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 slots, and up to 12 front-facing internal LFF drives. The C240 M5 LFF server also includes one dedicated internal slot for a 12G SAS storage controller card.
The C240 M5 server includes a dedicated modular LAN on motherboard (mLOM) slot for installation of a Cisco Virtual Interface Card (VIC) or third-party network interface card (NIC) without consuming a PCI slot, in addition to 2 x 10 Intel x550 10Gbase-T embedded (on the motherboard) LOM ports.
The Cisco UCS C240 M5 server can be used standalone, or as part of the Cisco Unified Computing System, which unifies computing, networking, management, virtualization, and storage access into a single integrated architecture enabling end-to-end server visibility, management, and control in both bare metal and virtualized environments.