Cisco UCS C480 M5 Rack Server

Cisco UCS C480 M5 Rack Server

Product overview

The Cisco UCS C480 M5 Rack Server is a storage- and I/O-optimized enterprise-class rack server that delivers industry-leading performance for in-memory databases, big data analytics, virtualization, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and bare-metal applications. The C480 M5 delivers outstanding levels of expandability and performance for standalone or Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS) managed environments in a 4RU form-factor. And because of its modular design, you pay for only what you need. It offers these capabilities:


  • Latest Intel®Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 28 cores per socket and support for two- or four-processor configurations
  • 2666-MHz DDR4 memory and 48 DIMM slots for up to 6 TeraBytes (TB) of total memory
  • 12 PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 slots

◦     Six x8 full-height, full length slots

◦     Six x16 full-height, full length slots

  • Flexible storage options with support up to 24 Small-Form-Factor (SFF) 2.5-inch, SAS, SATA, and PCIe NVMe disk drives
  • Cisco®12-Gbps SAS Modular RAID Controller in a dedicated slot
  • Internal Secure Digital (SD) and M.2 boot options
  • Dual embedded 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-On-Motherboard (LOM) ports


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Feature Benefit
High-capacity memory support of up to 6 TB using 128-GB DIMMs Large memory footprint to deliver performance and capacity for in-memory computing
Modular storage support with up to 24 front-accessible hot-swappable Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and Solid-State Disks (SSDs) or PCIe NVMe drives (max of 12 NVMe drives) ●  Modularity to right-size storage options to match application requirements
●  Flexibility to expand as storage needs increase
Support for up to 12 PCIe Generation 3.0 slots ●  Increased I/O for performance and flexibility
●  Support for up to 6 Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to support deep-learning workloads
Scalable CPU configurations Capability to scale from 2 sockets to 4 sockets using C480 M5 server modules as business needs change
Hot-swappable, redundant power supplies Increased high availability
Integrated dual 10-Gbps Ethernet Increased network I/O performance


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