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Product Line: Cisco HX Series Series
Product Type: HyperFlex Node
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Product Description

The HX240C-M4SX Cisco UCS server is equipped with a flexible storage configuration that includes options for 1.8 TB or 1.2 TB SAS HDD drives, a 120 GB or 240 GB SSD housekeeping drive, and a 1.6 TB SAS SSD caching drive, complemented by two FlexFlash SD cards for boot operations. It supports a scalable node architecture ranging from a minimum of three nodes to a maximum of eight nodes, accommodating up to twenty-three 1.2 TB SAS HDD drives for extensive cluster storage capabilities. Powered by two Xeon processors, with 64 GB DDR4 SDRAM expandable up to 512 GB, and featuring USB 3.0 and Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces for connectivity, this rack-mountable server is designed for high-performance computing environments requiring efficient data access and storage management.

FAQs for the HX240C-M4SX

  • What is the capacity range for SAS HDD drives in the system?
    The system supports SAS HDD drives with capacities of either 1.2 TB or 1.8 TB.
  • How does the Cisco UCS model utilize SSDs?
    It uses a single 120 GB or 240 GB SSD for housekeeping and a single 1.6 TB SAS SSD for caching.
  • What type of drives are used for booting the Cisco UCS?
    Two FlexFlash SD cards are used as the boot drives.
  • What is the maximum number of 1.2 TB SAS HDD drives supported?
    Up to twenty-three 1.2 TB SAS HDD drives can be accommodated.
  • Can you specify the security feature of the 1.6 TB SAS SSD?
    The 1.6 TB SAS SSD is a Self-Encrypting Drive (SED).
  • What processor is used in the Cisco UCS server?
    It is equipped with a Xeon processor.
  • What type of RAM does the Cisco UCS support?
    The server supports DDR4 SDRAM.
  • What is the maximum RAM capacity of the Cisco UCS?
    It can support up to 512 GB of RAM.
  • How many nodes can the system scale to?
    The system can scale from a minimum of three nodes to a maximum of eight nodes.
  • What network connectivity options are available on the Cisco UCS?
    It offers Wired-Ethernet (RJ-45) for network connectivity.

Product Review

The Cisco HX240C-M4SX server offers flexible storage options, including up to 23 1.2 TB SAS HDDs for cluster storage and a 1.6 TB SAS SSD for caching, enhancing data access speed and storage capacity. However, its reliance on SATA over Ethernet for network connectivity may limit data transfer speeds compared to more advanced networking protocols. With support for dual Xeon processors, up to 512 GB DDR4 SDRAM, and a form factor designed for rack mounting, it is well-suited for scalable, high-density computing environments but may require careful consideration of network infrastructure to maximize performance.


The Cisco HX240c M4SX server is designed to meet the demands of modern data centers, offering a blend of performance, scalability, and storage flexibility. This server, part of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) portfolio, integrates advanced processing power, memory, and storage options to support a wide range of applications and workloads. At the heart of the HX240c M4SX are two Intel Xeon processors, providing the computational power needed for demanding applications. The server supports DDR4 SDRAM, ensuring high-speed memory access and efficient operation. With a base RAM size of 64 GB, expandable up to a maximum capacity of 512 GB, this server can handle large datasets and complex computing tasks. Storage options on the HX240c M4SX are versatile, catering to various data storage and management needs. It offers: - A choice between 1.8 TB or 1.2 TB SAS HDD drives for cluster storage, allowing for a scalable storage solution that can grow with your data requirements. - A single 120 GB or 240 GB SSD drive dedicated to housekeeping tasks, ensuring the smooth operation of the server's management functions. - A high-performance 1.6 TB SAS SSD caching drive, designed to accelerate data access and improve overall system performance. - Two FlexFlash SD cards that serve as the boot drives, providing a reliable and efficient way to load the server's operating system. For data protection and compliance, the HX240c M4SX includes a 1.6 TB SAS SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) SSD and 1.2TB SAS SED HDDs, offering secure storage options that automatically encrypt data, safeguarding against unauthorized access. The server's design supports a minimum of three nodes and can be expanded up to a maximum of eight nodes, facilitating scalability and flexibility in deployment. This modularity allows organizations to scale their computing resources according to their needs, ensuring that they can adapt to changing workloads without significant infrastructure overhauls. Network connectivity on the HX240c M4SX is facilitated through Wired-Ethernet (RJ-45) ports, providing reliable and high-speed data transmission. The server supports ATA over Ethernet network type, enabling efficient storage area network (SAN) configurations that can be easily integrated into existing network infrastructures. For external connections, the HX240c M4SX features USB 3.0 and Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces, offering fast data transfer rates and flexible connectivity options. Despite its advanced features, the server is unmanaged, allowing for straightforward deployment without the need for complex configuration. Designed with a rack-mountable form factor, the HX240c M4SX can be easily integrated into standard computing racks, optimizing data center space and simplifying installation and maintenance. In summary, the Cisco HX240c M4SX server combines powerful processing capabilities, flexible storage configurations, and scalable architecture to meet the needs of modern data centers. Its advanced features and design make it an ideal solution for organizations looking to enhance their computing infrastructure with a reliable, high-performance server.


Part Number CISCO HX240C-M4SX
Manufacturer Cisco
Cluster Storage Disks 1.8 TB or 1.2 TB SAS HDD
Operational System Drive 120 GB or 240 GB SSD
Cache Storage 1.6 TB SAS SSD
Boot Media Two FlexFlash SD cards
HDD Count Range 6 to 23 of 1.2 TB SAS HDD
Boot Devices Two FlexFlash SD cards
Cache Memory SSD 1.6 TB SAS SED SSD
Storage HDDs 1.2TB SAS SED HDD
Node Count Minimum 3
Node Count Maximum 8
CPU Model Xeon
RAM Technology DDR4 SDRAM
Network Connection Wired-Ethernet (RJ-45)
Networking Protocol ATA over Ethernet
Max RAM Support 512 GB
CPU Count 2
Mounting Type Rack Mountable
Peripheral Connectivity USB 3.0
Memory Capacity 64 GB
Hardware Category Server
Ports USB 3.0, Ethernet (RJ-45)
Network Control Type Unmanaged

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