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Product Line: Cisco UCS I/O Module (UCSIOM)
Product Type: UCSIOM2208XP
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Product Description

The UCS-IOM-2208XP is a plug-in module designed for wired connectivity with a Data Link Protocol of 10GE and 32 10 GbE ports, ensuring high-speed networking capabilities. It offers VLAN and DCBX support, WRR queuing, and high availability, making it suitable for demanding data environments. The module has a forwarding performance of 640 Gbps, operates within a temperature range of 32 °F to 104 °F, and is specifically designed for use in the Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis SmartPlay 8 Expansion Pack.

Key Feature for the UCSIOM2208XP

  • What is the Data Link Protocol supported by this device?
    The device supports the 10GE Data Link Protocol.
  • How many expansion slots does the part include?
    It includes 1 expansion slot.
  • Does the device offer VLAN Support?
    Yes, VLAN Support is available.
  • What type of queuing does the part use?
    It uses WRR (Weighted Round Robin) queuing.
  • Is DCBX Support available on this device?
    Yes, DCBX Support is provided.
  • Can the part be used in high availability configurations?
    Yes, it is designed for high availability scenarios.
  • What form factor does the device have?
    The device has a plug-in form factor.
  • What type of connectivity technology is used?
    It uses wired connectivity technology.
  • Which standards is the device compliant with?
    The device complies with CISPR 22 Class A, BSMI CNS 13438 Class A, CISPR 24, EN 61000-3-2, VCCI Class A standards.
  • What is the forwarding performance capacity?
    The forwarding performance capacity is 640 Gbps.

Product Review

The Cisco UCS-IOM-2208XP offers high-speed connectivity with 32 10GbE ports and a forwarding performance of 640 Gbps, catering to environments demanding high throughput and bandwidth. However, it is limited by a single expansion slot, potentially restricting flexibility for future expansions. Designed for the Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis, its compact form factor and adherence to multiple compliance standards ensure a reliable and compliant solution for integrated networking needs.


The Cisco UCS-IOM-2208XP is a key component in modern data centers, designed to enhance the networking capabilities of the Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis, particularly within the SmartPlay 8 Expansion Pack. This input/output module (IOM) is engineered to provide high-speed connectivity and network services for the servers, facilitating efficient and seamless data communication across the network infrastructure. At the core of its design, the UCS-IOM-2208XP features a Data Link Protocol of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE), ensuring rapid data transmission rates that are crucial for high-performance computing environments. The module is equipped with 32 ports of 10 GbE, significantly expanding the network capacity and allowing for extensive scalability to meet the demands of growing businesses and complex applications. The device supports a variety of networking standards and protocols to enhance its interoperability and functionality within diverse IT environments. Notable among these are: - VLAN support for network segmentation and improved security, - Weighted Round Robin (WRR) queuing for efficient traffic management, - Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX) support for better multivendor interoperability, - High availability features to ensure continuous operation and minimal downtime. In terms of physical specifications, the UCS-IOM-2208XP boasts a compact form factor with a plug-in design, facilitating easy installation and integration into the UCS 5108 chassis. Its dimensions are 7.6 inches in height, 1.4 inches in width, and it weighs 2.43 lbs, making it a lightweight yet powerful addition to the server environment. The module's status indicators for link activity and status provide at-a-glance monitoring of network performance and connectivity issues. From an environmental standpoint, the UCS-IOM-2208XP is built to operate within a broad range of temperatures, from 32 °F to 104 °F, and can function in humidity levels ranging from 5% to 95% (non-condensing). This resilience ensures reliable performance under various data center conditions. The module adheres to a range of compliance standards, including CISPR 22 Class A, BSMI CNS 13438 Class A, CISPR 24, EN 61000-3-2, and VCCI Class A. These certifications attest to its safe and efficient operation within IT environments, minimizing electromagnetic interference and adhering to international safety standards. Key features of the UCS-IOM-2208XP include: - Forwarding performance of 640 Gbps, which enables high-speed data processing and transfer capabilities. - An expansion slot that allows for further customization and scalability of the networking infrastructure. - Compatibility with the Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis, ensuring a seamless integration and optimal performance within Cisco environments. In summary, the Cisco UCS-IOM-2208XP is an essential component for businesses seeking to enhance their data center's networking capabilities. With its high-speed data transmission, extensive port availability, and adherence to various networking standards and protocols, this IOM provides a solid foundation for scalable, high-performance networking solutions.


Item Number UCS-IOM-2208XP
Producer Cisco
Network Protocol 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Interface Expansion Slots Single Slot
VLAN Compatibility Supported
Weighted Round Robin (WRR) Queueing Supported
Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX) Support Supported
System Redundancy Supported
Module Type Insertable Module
Connection Interface Cable
Regulatory Compliance CISPR 22 Class A, BSMI CNS 13438 Class A, CISPR 24, EN 61000-3-2, VCCI Class A
Data Transfer Rate 640 Gigabits per second
Diagnostic Indicators Link Operation, Operational Status
Module Height 7.6 inches
Module Width 1.4 inches
Unit Weight 2.43 pounds
Operational Temperature Range - Low 32 degrees Fahrenheit
Operational Temperature Range - High 104 degrees Fahrenheit
Operational Humidity Range - Low 5% (Non-condensing)
Operational Humidity Range - High 95% (Non-condensing)
Compatible System Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis and SmartPlay 8 Expansion Pack
Quantity of 10GbE Interfaces Thirty-two

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