Last Updated on August 2, 2021 by Admin 2
You connect a Cisco 5548UP Nexus switch to a FEX. You want to connect one of the switch ports to a Cisco B200 M4 blade server.
Which of the following is a blade server chassis that is most likely installed in this configuration?
- Cisco B260 M4
- Cisco UCS 5108
- Cisco B420 M4
- Cisco UCS C240 M4
- Cisco UCS C220 M4
Of the available choices, only the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) 5108 is a blade server chassis that you would use in this configuration. The Cisco UCS 5108 is a blade server chassis for Cisco B-Series blade servers. The chassis can accommodate eight half-width blade servers or four full-width blade servers. In this scenario, you have connected a Cisco UCS 5548UP Nexus switch to a fabric extender (FEX). In addition, you want to connect one of the switch ports to a Cisco UCS B200 M4 blade server, which is a half-width blade server that supports up to 80-gigabits per second (Gbps) throughput. In order to configure the B200 M4 server, you must first install the server in a B-Series blade chassis.
The Cisco B260 M4 and the Cisco B420 M4 are both Cisco B-Series blade servers; they are not blade server chassis. The B260 M4 server is a half-width blade server that supports up to 160-Gbps throughput. The B420 M4 server is also a half-width blade server that supports up to 160-Gbps throughput. However, the B420 M4 server supports 6.4 terabytes (TB) of storage and can be deployed in one of four Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) configurations. The B260 M4 server, on the other hand, supports 2.4 TB of storage and either RAID 0 or RAID 1 configurations.
The Cisco UCS C220 M4 and the Cisco UCS C240 M4 are Cisco C-Series rack servers, not Cisco B-Series blade servers. C-Series rack servers are rack-mountable standalone servers and do not require a B-Series server chassis. The Cisco C220 M4 is a 1-rack unit (RU) server that supports a maximum of eight internal disk drives and has a dual 1-Gbps and 10-Gbps embedded Ethernet controller. The Cisco UCS C240 M4, on the other hand, is a 2-RU server that supports a maximum of 24 internal disk drives and has a quad 1-Gbps embedded Ethernet controller.