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CISCO UCS S3260 Storage Server Base


Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS) management helps significantly reduce management and administration expenses by automating routine tasks to increase operational agility. Cisco UCS management provides enhanced storage management functions for the Cisco UCS S3260 and all Cisco UCS servers. Storage profiles give you flexibility in defining the number of storage disks and the roles and uses of these disks and other storage parameters. You can select and configure the disks to be used for storage by a virtual drive.

A logical collection of physical disks is called a disk group, and a disk group configuration policy defines the way that a disk group is created and configured. A disk group can be partitioned into virtual drives. Each virtual drive appears as an individual physical device to the operating system. The policy specifies the RAID level to be used for the disk group. It also specifies either manual or automatic selection of disks for the disk group and roles for the disks. This feature allows optimization of the storage resources without additional overhead and licensing costs.



4RU server

Server nodes

Up to 2 nodes;

●  M5 server nodes based on 2 nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable and Intel Xeon Scalable processors


Dual 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors per server node

●  M5 server node processors: 4214, 5218, 5220, 6238, 6240, 6262V, 4210R, 4214R, 5218R, 5220R, 6226R, 6230R

Processor cores

Up to 48 per server node


M5 server node: 7 Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM) slots per processors with 16-GB, 32-GB, 64-GB, or 128-GB DDR4 registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) or Load-Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs). 1 Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Ready Slot with 256-GB or 512-GB.


Up to 12.8 TB NVMe for M5 server node

System I/O controllers

Up to 2 system I/O controllers. Choice of

●  Onboard Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1300 platform and 2 x 40-Gbps Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (QSFP) ports (160 Gbps of throughput)

●  PCIe Slot based with choice of Cisco UCS VIC 1455 Quad Port 10/25G, Cisco UCS VIC 1495 Dual Port 40/100G, or third-party Ethernet and FC Adapters

I/O expansion module

●  Dual x8 Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) half-height, half-width slots for third-party add-in cards. ( Note: Available with M5 and M4 server node; uses server bay 1.)

●  Choice of I/O Ethernet and Fibre Channel options:

◦    1, 10 or 40 Gigabit Ethernet or 16-Gbps Fibre Channel

●  NVMe SSD options of 1.6-, 3.2-, or 6.4-TB

●  Application acceleration with support for NVIDIA T4 16GB GPU

Storage controller

RAID controller:

●  M5 server node: Dual-chip RAID controller based on LSI 3316 ROC with 4-GB RAID cache per chip and Supercap


●  Controller support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50, and 60 and JBOD mode, providing enterprise-class data protection for all drives installed in the system

Pass-Through Controller

●  Dual Chip Pass-Through Controller with LSI IOC 3316 using LSI IT Firmware


●  Up to 56 top-accessible, hot-swappable 3.5-inch, 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-, 12-, 14-, 16-, or 18-TB 7200-RPM NL-SAS Hard-Disk Drives (HDDs).

●  Up to 28 top-accessible, hot-swappable 800-GB, 1.6-TB, or 3.2-TB SAS Solid-State Drives (SSDs)

●  Up to 2 rear-accessible, hot-swappable, 2.5-inch, 240-, or 480-GB SATA or 1.6-TB SSDs per server node

Note: These boot drives support Hardware RAID with the M4 and M5 server node connected to the RAID controller on the server node. These boot drives support SW RAID when using the pass-through storage controller. All drives are hot pluggable.


CISCO UCS S3260 Storage Server Base

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