Cisco's first blade-server chassis offering, the Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis, is six rack units (6RU) high, can mount in an industry-standard 19-inch rack, and uses standard front-to-back cooling. A chassis can accommodate up to eight half-width, or four full-width Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers form factors within the same chassis.
The Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis revolutionizes the use and deployment of blade-based systems. By incorporating unified fabric and fabric-extender technology, the Cisco Unified Computing System enables the chassis to:
- >> Have fewer physical components
- >> Require no independent management
- >> Be more energy efficient than traditional blade-server chassis
This simplicity eliminates the need for dedicated chassis management and blade switches, reduces cabling, and allowing scalability to 20 chassis without adding complexity. The Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis is a critical component in delivering the simplicity and IT responsiveness for the data center as part of the Cisco Unified Computing System.
The Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis is a crucial building block of the Cisco Unified Computing System, delivering a scalable and flexible architecture for current and future data center needs, while helping reduce total cost of ownership.
Figure 1: A sample representation of a populated Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis in a rack; parts of which we stock at Tekmart Africa.