Designed for enterprise performance and scalability, the Cisco UCS B420 M3 Blade Server combines the advantages of 4-socket computing with the cost-effective Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family, for demanding virtualization and database workloads. With its industry-leading compute density, I/O bandwidth, and memory footprint, the Cisco UCS B420 M3 is a balanced high-performance platform that complements the Cisco UCS 4-socket blade server portfolio.¦The Cisco UCS B420 M3 is a full-width blade. Up to four of these high-density, 4-socket blade servers can reside in the six-rack-unit (6RU) Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis. In addition, the Cisco UCS B420 M3 is part of the Cisco Unified Computing System, which combines blade and rack servers with networking and storage access in a single unified system. Centrally configured through unified, model-based management, Cisco UCS simplifies and accelerates deployment of enterprise-class applications running in bare-metal, virtualized, and cloud-computing environments.
  • Forty-eight DIMM slots for registered error-correcting code (ECC) DIMMs
  • One dedicated connector for Cisco VIC 1240 mLOM
  • Two connectors for Cisco VIC 1280, VIC port expander, or third-party network adapter cards
  • Four hot-pluggable drive bays supporting SAS, SATA, and SSD drives
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
Unified fabric Manage blade and rack servers from the Cisco UCS 6100 or 6200 series fabric interconnects using Cisco UCS Manager. Centralized management and stateless computing. Auto discovery and configuration Requires no configuration; as with all Cisco UCS components, blades are automatically recognized and configured by Cisco UCS Manager. Extensive monitoring Through Cisco UCS Manager, provides extensive environmental monitoring for each blade. Allows use of user thresholds to optimize environmental management of the blade. Large memory footprint 48 DIMM slots provide configuration flexibility, performance, and expansion.