Cisco UCS C420 M3 C-Series Rack Servers
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Cisco UCS C420 M3 C-Series Rack Servers
  • RAM: 48 DIMM slots, up to 1536 GB
  • Disk drives: Up to 16 SFF, max. internal storage 16 TB HDD
  • Processor: 2 or 4 Intel Xeon E5-4600 series processors. 2.0GHz – 2.7GHz. Quad-core to 8-core.
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Product Description

The Cisco C420 M3 is a high-performance 2RU form factor rack server from the Cisco C-series family, with up to 21 units mountable into the Cisco R42610. Rack servers provide scalable solutions for an array of server needs – allowing for increased flexibility and better asset management.

Customers can choose from a wide range of specifications to get the server that best suits their needs.  There are up to 48 DIMM slots that offer a maximum RAM of 1536 GB. Intel Xeon E5-4600 series processors are available, with speeds from 2.0GHz to 2.7GHz. The C420 M3 comes with either one or two 8-drive backplanes and has a maximum internal storage of 16 TB.

Cisco UCS C420 M3 Rack Server

  • Dimensions: 3.5 inches (89 mm) height, 31.5 inches (800 mm) depth, 18.95 inches (481mm) width
  • Weight: 86 lb (39 kg) fully configured
  • Form factor: 2RU
  • Racking/cabinet/installation:
    • Mounted into Cisco R42610 rack
    • Up to 21 2U rack servers accommodated in the Cisco R42610 Rack

Technical Specifications

  • Supported operating systems:
    • Windows Server 2012
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Processor options:  Up to 4 Intel Xeon E5-4600 series processors
    • Quad-core up to 8-core options
    • Frequency ranges from Intel Xeon E5-4603 (2.00GHz) to Intel Xeon E5-4650 (2.7GHz)
    • Power ranges from  Intel Xeon E5-4603 (95 W) to Intel Xeon E5-4650 (130 W)
    • 10 MB up to 20 MB cache sizes
  • RAM:
    • Up to 48 DIMM slots
    • Maximum RAM: 1536 GB
  • Disk drives:  Supports up to 16 small form factor (SFF) hot-pluggable hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs)
    • System has one or two 8-drive bays
    • Maximum internal storage 16 TB HDD or 12.8 TB SSD
    • 146 GB, 300 GB, 500 GB, 600 GB, 900 GB, and 1.0 TB HDDs available
    • 100 GB, 120 GB, 200 GB, 300 GB, 400 GB, 480 GB, and 800 GB SSDs available
  • Interfaces:
    • Seven PCIe slots
      • Converged Network Adapters
        • Cisco VIC 1225 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ CNA
        • Cisco UCS 1225T Dual Port 10GBaseT CNA
        • Broadcom 57712 Dual Port 10b SFP+ w/TOE iSCSI
        • Broadcom 57810 10Gb AFEX SFP+
        • Broadcom 57712 Dual Port 10G-BaseT w/TOE iSCSI
        • Emulex OCe11102-FX dual-port 10 GbE FCoE CNA
        • Qlogic QLE8242-CU Dual Port 10 GbE FCoE CNA
        • Qlogic QLE8362 Dual Port 10 GbE FCoE CNA
      • Network Interface Cards
        • Broadcom 5709 Quad-Port 1Gb w/TOE iSCI for M3 Servers
        • Intel i350 Quad Port 1Gb Adapter
        • Intel X520 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ Adapter
        • Broadcom 5709 Quad Port 1Gb w/TOE iSCSI for M3 Servers
      • Host Bus Adapters
        • Emulex LPe 11002 Dual Port 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA
        • Emulex LPe 12002 Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
        • Qlogic QLE2462 Dual Port 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA
        • Qlogic QLE2562, Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
        • Qlogic QKE2672-CSC, 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA with SR Optics
        • Emulex LPe16002-M6, 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA with SR Optics
      • UCS Storage Accelerators
        • MLC Fusion ioDrive2 series
    • One RS232 serial connector
    • One 15-pin VGA connector
    • One 10/100/1000 dedicated management Ethernet port
    • Four 1-Gigabit Base-T Ethernet LOM ports
    • Three USB 2.0 connectors on rear panel and 2 USB 2.0 connectors on front panel with KVM cable

Environmental Factors

  • Altitude: Maximum operating 10,000 ft (3,048 m), maximum non-operating 40,000 ft (12,192 m)
  • Temperature:  Operating temperature range 10ºC to 35ºC (50ºF to 95ºF), non-operating range -40ºC to 65ºC (-40ºF to 149ºF)
    • Maximum ambient temperature decreases 1ºC per 300 m
  • Humidity: Non-operating, non-condensing relative humidity 5% to 93%


About MDSi

New and Refurbished Cisco UCS C420 M3 C-Series Rack Servers

Our Cisco UCS C420 M3 C-Series Rack Servers provide exceptional value and may be just what you need for your application and bottom line.  MDSi carries Cisco UCS C420 M3 servers and, in most cases, MDSi can ship your servers overnight to more than 60 countries worldwide. To rent, lease, or buy new Cisco UCS C420 M3 C-Series Rack Servers, simply Add to Quote and Submit.

Need Maintenance or Support?

MDSi can extend the life of your new or refurbished Cisco UCS C420 M3 Server for as long as possible with our IT Hardware Maintenance Program. Our OEM-certified technicians can keep your Cisco servers running smoothly at a fraction of the cost charged by the manufacturer.


Before it leaves our warehouse every new and refurbished Cisco UCS C420 M3 C-Series Server is thoroughly tested before receiving the certified designation. The engineers who conduct this evaluation are OEM-certified, having received extensive training in testing, configuring, and troubleshooting all of our servers. We also feature a Lifetime Warranty for qualified end users.

In today’s marketplace, other than the return address on the box, there really is no difference in the hardware or maintenance that resellers provide to the customer. The true value lies in the people, the delivery, and the execution of the solution that surrounds said hardware. The MDSi difference centers on discovering the total cost of ownership of your entire current infrastructure and balancing that against future hardware initiatives to minimize your capital investment. We accomplish this by applying our full suite of Asset Management programs and services, which include Reverse LogisticsSpares ManagementRepairsMaintenance, and Installations.

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Additional Information

Weight 86 lbs
Dimensions 31.5 x 18.95 x 3.5 in
Spec Sheet

Cisco UCS C420 M3 Spec Sheet


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