Cisco Compute Hyperconverged C240 M6 Node Family Data Sheet

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Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix accelerates and simplifies the delivery of infrastructure and applications, at a global scale, through best-in-class cloud-operating models, industry-leading flexibility, and enhanced support and resiliency capabilities so you can power your hybrid multicloud future with the industry’s most complete hyperconverged solution.

Product overview

Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix

Cisco and Nutanix have partnered to introduce the industry’s most complete hyperconverged solution by integrating and validating Cisco® servers, storage, networking, and SaaS operations with the Nutanix hybrid multicloud platform. Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix is built, managed, and supported holistically to deliver a more seamless experience, foster innovation, and accelerate customers’ hybrid-cloud journeys.

Cisco Compute Hyperconverged C240 M6 Node family

Cisco Compute Hyperconverged C240 M6 Node family delivers performance, flexibility, and resiliency in a high capacity solution (up to 24 disks). Physically, nodes are deployed into clusters, with a cluster consisting of one or more Cisco Compute Hyperconverged C240 M6 all-flash servers.

These servers can be interconnected and managed in two different ways:

     UCS Managed mode: The nodes are connected to a pair of Cisco UCS® 6400 Series or a pair of Cisco UCS 6500 Series fabric interconnects and managed as a single system using UCS Manager. The minimum number of nodes in such a cluster is three. These clusters can support both general-purpose deployments and mission-critical high-performance environments.

     Intersight Standalone mode: The nodes are connected to a pair of Top-of-Rack (ToR) switches and servers are centrally managed using Cisco Intersight®. While a minimum of three nodes are required to deploy a standard Nutanix cluster, we also offer an option to deploy a single-node cluster and a two-node cluster for Edge and branch locations and situations that already have a high-performance network fabric installed. Refer to the Cisco spec sheets for further detail on the use of 1-node and 2-node Nutanix clusters.

Features and benefits

Cisco Compute Hyperconverged C240 M6 All Flash nodes with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors are excellent for a wide range of enterprise workloads, including cloud computing, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), databases, and server virtualization.

Table 1.           Summary of features and benefits of Cisco Compute Hyperconverged C240 M6 All Flash Node




  High memory capacity
  Up to 8 TB memory (32 x 256 GB DDR4 DIMMs)

3rd Generation Intel Xeon
Scalable Processors

High performance

  10-nanometer (nm) processor technology
  Massive processing power
  Top-of-the-line memory-channel performance
  Improved scalability and intercore data flow
  Intel Automated Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)


  Supports highly dense virtual-machine deployments
  Offers flexible virtualization technology that optimizes performance for virtualized environments, including processor support for migration and direct I/O
  Efficiency and security
  Low-power, high-speed DDR4 memory technology
  Automated energy efficiency reduces energy costs by automatically putting the processor and memory in the lowest available power state while delivering the performance required
  Hardware-assisted security advancements

Unified network fabric (optional)

  Low-latency, 4 x 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet connections
  Wire-once deployment model, eliminating the need to install adapters and re-cable racks and switches when changing I/O configurations
  Fewer interface cards, cables, and upstream network ports to purchase, power, configure, and maintain

Virtualization optimization

  I/O virtualization and Intel Xeon Scalable Processor features, extending the network directly to virtual machines
  Consistent and scalable operational model
  Increased security and efficiency with reduced complexity

Cloud-based services and management

Cisco Intersight® simplifies infrastructure operations across on-premises data centers, edge sites, and public clouds.

  Use a software-as-a-service platform that bridges applications with infrastructure.
  Correlate visibility and management across bare-metal servers, hypervisors, and application components
  Transform operations with artificial intelligence to reach needed scale and velocity

Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP) includes Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), Nutanix Cloud Management (NCM), and desktop services:

  NCI unifies compute, storage and network, hypervisors and containers, in public or enterprise clouds.
  NCM offers customers simplicity and ease of use to build and grow their cloud deployments and realize rapid ROI, by providing intelligent operations, self-service and orchestration, visibility, and governance.
  Desktop services offer hybrid-cloud infrastructure capabilities for on-premises Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) use cases.


  All-flash configurations
  Deliver high-capacity configurations for the Cisco Compute Hyperconverged Platform capacity layer
  Nutanix Unified Storage provides software-defined, scale-out storage solutions for enterprise NAS and object workloads for unstructured data, block storage for structured data, and backup storage.

Enterprise data protection

  Synchronous and near synchronous replication with optional runbook automation
  Multisite asynchronous replication for disaster recovery
  Deduplication and compression
  Disaster recovery in cloud with Nutanix cloud clusters


  Data-at-rest encryption using self-encrypting drives and enterprise key management integration
  Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a chip (microcontroller) that can securely store artifacts, including passwords, certificates, and encryption keys, which are used to authenticate the platform (node). Supports TPM 2.0.
  Software-based data-at-rest encryption and micro-segmentation


  Management software: Cisco Intersight, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), Nutanix Cloud Management (NCM), desktop services
  Storage software: AOS Storage, Nutanix Unified Storage (NUS) – for files, objects, and volumes use cases
  Hypervisor: Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) and VMware vSphere

Product specifications

Table 2.           Specifications for Cisco Compute Hyperconverged C240 M6 All Flash Node


Common specifications across the C240 M6 Node family


  2RU of rack space per node


  One or two 3 rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (Ice Lake)


  3 Intel UPI channels per processor, each capable of 10.4 giga transfers per second (GTPS)

Chip set

  Intel C621A series


  32 DDR4 DIMM slots: 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB up to 3200 MHz
  8 TB using 32 x 256-GB DDR4 DIMMs
  Advanced Error-Correcting Code (ECC)


  Specific drive options are available for Compute Hyperconverged C240 nodes:
   C240 All Flash Node: 1.9 TB, 3.8 TB or 7.6 TB SSD disks (up to 24 drives per node)
  Cisco 12-Gbps Modular SAS Host Bus Adapter (HBA) with internal SAS connectivity M.2 SATA SSD drive for boot
  Dual M.2 SATA SSDs with HW RAID support


  8 PCIe 4.0 slots plus 1 dedicated 12-Gbps RAID controller slot and 1 dedicated mLOM slot

Graphics Processing Units (GPUs)

  NVIDIA A10, A16, A30, A40, A100-80 Tesla GPU card (optional)


  Cisco UCS ® Virtual Interface Card 1467 (modular LAN on motherboard)
  Quad 10/25 Gbps Ethernet VIC (Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1455) (optional)
  Up to 256 I/O devices programmable on demand for hypervisor and virtual-machine support

Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC)

  Integrated Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
  IPMI 2.0‒compliant for management and control
  One 10/100/1000 Ethernet out-of-band management interface
  Command-Line Interface (CLI) and web GUI management tool for automated, lights-out management
  Keyboard, Video, and Mouse (KVM) console

Advanced Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) features

  Highly available and self-healing architecture
  Robust reporting and analytics
  Hot-swappable, front-accessible drives
  Dual-redundant fans and hot-swappable, redundant power supplies for enterprise-class reliability and a convenient latching lid for easy access to internal server
  Tool-free CPU insertion, enabling processor upgrades and replacements with less risk of damage
  Tool-free access to all serviceable items, and color-coded indicators to guide users to hot-pluggable and serviceable items
  Nondisruptive rolling upgrades

Front-panel connector

  1 KVM console connector per node
(supplies 2 USB connectors, 1 VGA connector, and 1 serial connector)

Front-panel locator LED

  Helps direct administrators to specific servers in large data-center environments

Additional rear connectors

  1 Gigabit Ethernet management port
  2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  1 RS-232 serial port (RJ45 connector)
  1 Video Graphics Array (VGA) video port (DB15 connector)
  2 USB 3.0 ports

Power and cooling

  One or two hot-pluggable power supplies
  Second power supply provides 1+1 redundancy
  1050W, 1600W, or 2300W
  6 hot-swappable fans

Rail-kit options

  Cisco ball-bearing rail kit with optional reversible cable-management arm
  Cisco friction rail kit with optional reversible cable-management arm


  Management software: Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure, Nutanix Cloud Management, desktop services
  Storage software: AOS Storage, Nutanix Unified Storage (files, objects, and volumes)
  Hypervisor: Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) and VMware vSphere

Ordering information

For a complete list of part numbers, refer to the Cisco Compute Hyperconverged C240 M6 All Flash Node specification sheet.

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Cisco, Nutanix, and our industry-leading partners deliver services that accelerate your transition to Cisco Compute Hyperconverged systems. Professional services can help you create an agile infrastructure, accelerate time to value, reduce costs and risks, and maintain availability during deployment and migration. After you have deployed your system, our services can help you improve performance, availability, and resiliency as your business needs evolve.

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Table 3.           Cisco environmental sustainability information

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