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Product Type: HyperFlex Node
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Product Description

The HXAF220C-M5SX Cisco features a flexible storage configuration, including a 1 x SATA SSD in Slot 01 for the HyperFlex System/Log drive, and various options in Slot 02 for the Cache drive, such as a 1 x NVMe SSD, 1 x SAS SSD, or 1 x SED SAS SSD. For increased storage capacity, Slots 03 through 10 support up to 8 x SATA SSD, 8 x SED SATA SSD, or 8 x SED SAS SSD. The system is designed to operate with one or two CPUs, includes two power supplies, one M.2 SATA SSD for additional storage, one micro-SD card for boot or storage purposes, and is equipped with one VIC 1387 mLOM card for networking, but does not include PCIe cards or a rail kit.

FAQs for the HXAF220C-M5SX

  • What types of drives can be installed in Slot 01 of the HyperFlex System?
    Slot 01 supports 1 x SATA SSD for the System/Log drive.
  • Can the Cache drive in Slot 02 use different types of SSDs?
    Yes, Slot 02 accommodates 1 x NVMe SSD, 1 x SAS SSD, or 1 x SED SAS SSD for the Cache drive.
  • What is the maximum number of capacity drives that can be added to slots 03 through 10?
    Up to 8 x SATA SSD, SED SATA SSD, or SED SAS SSD can be installed in slots 03 through 10 for Capacity drives.
  • How many CPUs can the system support?
    The system can be configured with one or two CPUs.
  • What type of memory card is included in the system?
    The system includes one micro-SD card.
  • Is a dedicated SSD available for system logs?
    Yes, one SSD is specifically designated for system logs.
  • How many power supplies does the system have?
    The system is equipped with two power supplies.
  • What type of SSD is used for the M.2 slot?
    An M.2 SATA SSD is used for the M.2 slot.
  • Does the system come with a VIC 1387 mLOM card?
    Yes, it includes one VIC 1387 mLOM card.
  • Are PCIe cards and a rail kit included with the system?
    No, the system does not include PCIe cards or a rail kit.

Product Review

The Cisco HXAF220C-M5SX offers flexible storage options, supporting a mix of SSD types across its slots, catering to varying performance and security needs. However, the limitation to a single SSD for system logs and caching may bottleneck performance in high-demand scenarios. Additionally, the absence of PCIe slots and a rail kit restricts expansion capabilities and ease of installation in certain environments.


The Cisco HXAF220C-M5SX is a specialized server designed to meet the demands of modern data centers, particularly those utilizing Cisco's HyperFlex hyper-converged infrastructure solutions. This server is engineered to optimize both speed and storage capacity, making it an ideal choice for businesses looking to enhance their computing infrastructure with efficiency and scalability. At the core of the HXAF220C-M5SX are its CPU options, which support one or two processors, allowing for customization based on workload requirements. This flexibility ensures that the server can handle anything from standard day-to-day operations to more intensive computing tasks. Memory capabilities of the HXAF220C-M5SX are designed to support high-demand applications and data processing needs. The server's architecture allows for significant memory installation, which is crucial for running multiple applications simultaneously and managing large datasets efficiently. Storage is another area where the HXAF220C-M5SX shines, offering a variety of configurations to suit different storage needs: - Slot 01: Dedicated to a single SATA SSD, this slot is reserved for the HyperFlex System or Log drive, ensuring reliable and fast access to the system's most critical data. - Slot 02: This slot is versatile, supporting either one NVMe SSD, one SAS SSD, or one SED SAS SSD for the cache drive. This flexibility allows users to balance cost and performance based on their specific caching requirements. - Slots 03 through 10: These slots are designed for capacity drives, with the ability to accommodate up to eight SATA SSDs, SED SATA SSDs, or SED SAS SSDs. This array of options provides a scalable solution for increasing storage capacity as needed. Additionally, the server includes two power supplies, ensuring redundancy and continuous operation, even in the event of a power supply failure. An M.2 SATA SSD and a micro-SD card offer additional storage flexibility and boot options. Networking capabilities are enhanced with the inclusion of a VIC 1387 mLOM card, which offers high-speed connectivity and network interface virtualization, vital for reducing bottlenecks in data-intensive operations. It's important to note that the HXAF220C-M5SX does not come with PCIe cards or a rail kit, allowing users to customize these components based on their specific requirements and existing infrastructure. In summary, the Cisco HXAF220C-M5SX is a powerful and flexible server solution designed for organizations looking to build or expand their hyper-converged infrastructure. With its wide range of CPU, memory, and storage options, along with redundant power supplies and high-speed networking capabilities, this server is well-suited to meet the demands of modern data centers focused on efficiency and scalability.


Item NumberCisco HXAF220C-M5SX
Bay 01 (Reserved for System/Log storage)1 x SATA Solid State Drive
Bay 02 (Allocated for Caching storage)1 x NVMe Solid State Drive OR 1 x SAS Solid State Drive OR 1 x Self-Encrypting SAS Solid State Drive
Bays 03 to 10 (Intended for Data storage)Maximum of 8 x SATA SSDs OR Maximum of 8 x Self-Encrypting SATA SSDs OR up to 8 x Self-Encrypting SAS SSDs
Processor ConfigurationSupport for one or two processors
Memory SupportProvided
Drive QuantityEight
System/Log StorageOne Solid State Drive
Cache StorageOne Solid State Drive
Power Supply UnitsTwo
Boot StorageOne M.2 SATA SSD
Additional StorageOne microSD card
Network Interface CardOne VIC 1387 modular LOM card
PCIe ExpansionNone
Mounting KitNot included

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