Technical Specifications and References

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This section describes additional important technical specifications for each of the FlexPod Express components.

Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers

The following table lists the Cisco UCS B-Series blade server options.

Component Cisco UCS B200 M4 Cisco UCS B420 M4 Cisco UCS B200 M5

Processor support

Intel Xeon E5-2600

Intel Xeon E5-4600

Intel Xeon
Scalable processors

Maximum memory capacity

24 DIMMs for a maximum of 768GB

48 DIMMs for a maximum of 3TB

24 DIMMs for a maximum of 3072GB

Memory size and speed

32GB DDR4; 2133MHz

64GB DDR4; 2400MHz

16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB DDR4; 2666MHz

SAN boot support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mezzanine I/O adapter slots

2

3

2, front and rear, including GPU support

I/O maximum throughput

80Gbps

160Gbps

80Gbps

Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers

The following table lists Cisco UCS C-Series rack server options.

Component Cisco UCS C220 M4 Cisco UCS C240 M4 Cisco UCS C460 M4 Cisco UCS C220 M5

Processor support

1 or 2 Intel E5-2600 series

1 or 2 Intel Xeon E5-2600 series

2 or 4 Intel Xeon E7-4800/8800 series

Intel Xeon Scalable processors (1 or 2)

Maximum memory capacity

1.5GB

1.5TB

6TB

3072GB

PCIe slots

2

6

10

2

Form factor

1RU

2RU

4RU

1 RU

The following table lists the datasheets for the Cisco UCS C-Series rack server options.

Component Cisco UCS datasheet

Cisco UCS C220 M4

http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/servers-unified-computing/ucs-c-series-rack-servers/c220m4-sff-spec-sheet.pdf

Cisco UCS C240 M4

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/servers-unified-computing/ucs-c240-m4-rack-server/datasheet-c78-732455.html

Cisco UCS C460 M4

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/servers-unified-computing/ucs-c460-m4-rack-server/datasheet-c78-730907.html

Cisco UCS C220 M5

https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/servers-unified-computing/ucs-c-series-rack-servers/c220m5-sff-specsheet.pdf

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series switches

The following table lists the Cisco Nexus 3000 series switch options.

Component Cisco Nexus 3048 Cisco Nexus 3524 Cisco Nexus 31108 Cisco Nexus 3172PQ

Form factor

1RU

1RU

1RU

1 RU

Maximum 1Gbps ports

48

24

48 (10/40/100Gbps)

72 1/10GbE ports, or 48 1/10GbE plus six 40GbE ports

Forwarding rate

132Mbps

360Mbps

1.2Bpps

1Bpps

Jumbo frame support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

The following table lists the datasheets for the Cisco Nexus 3000 series switch options.

Component Cisco Nexus Datasheet

Cisco Nexus 31108

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/nexus-31108pc-v-switch/index.html

Cisco Nexus 3172PQ

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/nexus-3172pq-switch/index.html

Cisco Nexus 3048

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/nexus-3048-switch/index.html

Cisco Nexus 3172PQ-XL

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/nexus-3172pq-switch/index.html

Cisco Nexus 3548 XL

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/nexus-3548-x-switch/index.html

Cisco Nexus 3524 XL

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/nexus-3524-x-switch/index.html

Cisco Nexus 3548

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/nexus-3548-x-switch/index.html

Cisco Nexus 3524

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/nexus-3524-x-switch/index.html

The following table lists the Cisco Nexus 9000 series switch options.

Component Cisco Nexus 9396 Cisco Nexus 9372

Form factor

2RU

1RU

Maximum ports

60

54

10Gbps SFP+ uplink ports

48

48

The following table lists the Cisco Nexus 9000 series switch options datasheets.

Component Cisco Nexus datasheet

Cisco Nexus 9396

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-9000-series-switches/datasheet-c78-736967.html

Cisco Nexus 9372

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-9000-series-switches/datasheet-c78-736967.html

Nexus 9396X

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/nexus-9396px-switch/index.html?dtid=osscdc000283

NetApp FAS storage controllers

The following table lists the current NetApp FAS storage controller options.

Current component FAS2620 FAS2650

Configuration

2 controllers in a 2U chassis

2 controllers in a 4U chassis

Maximum raw capacity

1440TB

1243TB

Internal drives

12

24

Maximum number of drives (internal plus external)

144

144

Maximum volume size

100TB

Maximum aggregate size

4TB

Maximum number of LUNs

2,048 per controller

Storage networking supported

iSCSI, FC, FCoE, NFS, and CIFS

Maximum number of NetApp FlexVol volumes

1,000 per controller.

Maximum number of NetApp Snapshot copies

255,000 per controller

Maximum NetApp Flash Pool intelligent data caching

24TB

Note For details about the FAS storage controller option, see the FAS models section of the Hardware Universe. For AFF, see AFF models section.

The following table lists the characteristics of a FAS8020 controller system.

Component FAS8020

Configuration

2 controllers in a 3U chassis

Maximum raw capacity

2880TB

Maximum number of drives

480

Maximum volume size

70TB

Maximum aggregate size

324TB

Maximum number of LUNs

8,192 per controller

Storage networking supported

iSCSI, FC, NFS, and CIFS

Maximum number of FlexVol volumes

1,000 per controller

Maximum number of Snapshot copies

255,000 per controller

Maximum NetApp Flash Cache intelligent data caching

3TB

Maximum Flash Pool data caching

24TB

The following table lists the datasheets for NetApp storage controllers.

Component Storage controller datasheet

FAS2600 series

http://www.netapp.com/us/products/storage-systems/fas2600/fas2600-tech-specs.aspx

FAS2500 series

http://www.netapp.com/us/products/storage-systems/fas2500/fas2500-tech-specs.aspx

FAS8000 series

http://www.netapp.com/us/products/storage-systems/fas8000/fas8000-tech-specs.aspx

NetApp FAS Ethernet adapters

The following table lists NetApp FAS 10GbE adapters.

Component X1117A-R6

Port count

2

Adapter type

SFP+ with fibre

The X1117A-R6 SFP+ adapter is supported on FAS8000 series controllers.

The FAS2600 and FAS2500 series storage systems have onboard 10GbE ports. For more information, see the NetApp 10GbE adapter datasheet.

Note For more adapter details based on the AFF or FAS model, see the Adapter section in the Hardware Universe.

NetApp FAS disk shelves

The following table lists the current NetApp FAS disk shelf options.

Component DS460C DS224C DS212C DS2246 DS4246

Form factor

4RU

2RU

2RU

2RU

4RU

Drives per enclosure

60

24

12

24

24

Drive form factor

3.5" large form factor

2.5" small form factor

3.5" large form factor

2.5" small form factor

3.5" large form factor

Shelf I/O modules

Dual IOM12 modules

Dual IOM12 modules

Dual IOM12 modules

Dual IOM6 modules

Dual IOM6 modules

For more information, see the NetApp disk shelves datasheet.

Note For more information about the disk shelves, see the NetApp Hardware Universe Disk Shelves section.

NetApp FAS disk drives

The technical specifications for the NetApp disks include form factor size, disk capacity, disk RPM, supporting controllers, and Data ONTAP version requirements and are located in the Drives section on NetApp Hardware Universe.

E-Series storage controllers

The following table lists the current E-Series storage controller options.

Current Component E2812 E2824 E2860

Configuration

2 controllers in a 2U chassis

2 controllers in a 2U chassis

2 controllers in a 4U chassis

Maximum raw capacity

1800TB

1756.8TB

1800TB

Internal drives

12

24

60

Maximum number of drives (internal plus external)

180

Maximum SSD

120

Maximum volume size for disk pool volume

1024TB

Maximum disk pools

20

Storage networking supported

iSCSI and FC

Maximum number of volumes

512

The following table lists the datasheets for the current E-Series storage controller.

Component Storage controller datasheet

E2800

http://www.netapp.com/us/media/ds-3805.pdf

E-Series adapters

The following table lists the E-Series adapters.

Component X-56023-00-0E-C X-56025-00-0E-C X-56027-00-0E-C X-56024-00-0E-C X-56026-00-0E-C

Port count

2

4

4

2

2

Adapter type

10Gb Base-T

16G FC and 10GbE iSCSI

SAS

16G FC and 10GbE iSCSI

SAS

E-Series disk shelves

The following table lists the E-Series disk shelf options.

Component DE212C DE224C DE460C

Form factor

2RU

2RU

4RU

Drives per enclosure

12

24

60

Drive form factor

2.5" small form factor
3.5"

2.5"

2.5" small form factor
3.5"

Shelf I/O modules

IOM12

IOM12

IOM12

E-Series disk drives

The technical specifications for the NetApp disk drives include form factor size, disk capacity, disk RPM, supporting controllers, and SANtricity version requirements and are located in the Drives section on NetApp Hardware Universe.