Power and cabling requirements

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This section describes the power and minimum cabling requirements for a FlexPod Express design.

Power requirements

The power requirements are based on U.S. specifications and assume the use of AC power. Other countries might have different power requirements. Direct current (DC) power options are also available for most components. For additional data about the maximum power required as well as other detailed power information, consult the detailed technical specifications for each hardware component.

For detailed Cisco UCS power data, see the Cisco UCS Power Calculator.

The following table lists the power ports required per device.

Cisco Nexus switches Power cables required

Cisco Nexus 3048

2x C13/C14 power cables for each Cisco Nexus 3000 series switch

Cisco Nexus 3524

2x C13/C14 power cables for each Cisco Nexus 3000 series switch

Cisco Nexus 9396

2x C13/C14 power cables for each Cisco Nexus 9000 series switch

Cisco UCS chassis Power cables required

Cisco UCS 5108

2 CAB-US515P-C19-US/CAB-US520-C19-US for each Cisco UCS chassis

Cisco UCS B-Series servers Power cables required

Cisco UCS B200 M4

N/A; blade server is powered by chassis

Cisco UCS B420 M4

N/A; blade server is powered by chassis

Cisco UCS B200 M5

N/A; blade server is powered by chassis

Cisco UCS B480 M5

N/A; blade server is powered by chassis

Cisco UCS C-Series servers Power ports required

Cisco UCS C220 M4

2 x C13/C14 power cables for each Cisco UCS server

Cisco UCS C240 M4

Cisco UCS C460 M4
Cisco UCS C220 M5
Cisco UCS C240 M5
Cisco UCS C480 M5

NetApp FAS controllers Power ports required (per HA pair)

FAS2554

2 x C13/C14

FAS2552

2 x C13/C14

FAS2520

2 x C13/C14

FAS8020

2 x C13/C14

E-Series controllers Power ports required (per HA pair)

E2824

2 x C14/C20

NetApp FAS disk shelves Power ports required

DS212C

2 x C13/C14

DS224C

2 x C13/C14

DS460C

2 x C13/C14

DS2246

2 x C13/C14

DS4246

4 x C13/C14

E-Series disk shelves Power ports required

DE460C

2 x C14/C20

DE224C

2 x C14/C20

DE212C

2 x C14/C20

Minimum cable requirements

This section describes the minimum cable requirements for a FlexPod Express design. Most FlexPod implementations require additional cables, but the number varies based on the deployment size and scope.

The following table lists the minimum number of cables required for each device.

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series switches Cables required

Cisco Nexus 31108

At least two 10GbE fiber or Twinax cables per switch

Cisco Nexus 3172PQ

Cisco Nexus 3048

Cisco Nexus 3524

Cisco Nexus 9396

DS212C

DS2246

Number of SAS cables depends on specific configuration of disk shelves

DS460C

DS224C

DS4246

E2800

  • At least one Gigabit Ethernet (1GbE) cable for management per controller

  • At least two 10GbE cables per controller (for iSCSI) or two FC cables matching speed requirements

DE460C

2 x mini-SAS HD cables per disk shelf

DE224C

2 x mini-SAS HD cables per disk shelf

DE212C

2 x mini-SAS HD cables per disk shelf