The Cisco UCS B440 M2 blade server is designed to power the most demanding enterprise applications such as
large-data-set and transaction-intensive databases, enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, and decisionsupport systems (DSSs). Powered by the scalable performance and new reliability and security features of Intel
processor E7-4800 product family, the Cisco UCS B440 M2 helps widen the scope of workload virtualization
and unifies performance-intensive standalone applications within an integrated, simplified infrastructure. Advanced
silicon-level reliability and security features automatically manage hardware errors and protect from malicious
software attacks, maintaining data integrity and increasing the availability of enterprise-critical services. The Cisco
UCS B440 M2 balances up to 40 processing cores and 1 TB of main memory with combined I/O throughput of up to
40 Gbps. These performance capabilities combined with comprehensive silicon and system-level reliability,
availability, and serviceability (RAS) features place this server in the mission-critical class of systems.
Cisco’s innovative service profile technology embedded in Cisco UCS Manager provisions Cisco UCS B-Series
Blade Servers and their I/O properties (for more information, please see Cisco UCS Manager At-a-Glance).
Infrastructure policies needed to provision servers and deploy applications, such as policies for power and cooling,
security, identity, hardware health, and Ethernet and storage networking, are encapsulated in the service profiles.
Use of service profiles helps reduce the number of manual steps needed for provisioning, the opportunities for
human error, and server and network deployment times. In addition, service profiles improve policy consistency and
coherency across the entire Cisco Unified Computing System.
Every Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server uses converged network adapters (CNAs) for access to the unified fabric.
This design reduces the number of adapters, cables, and access-layer switches while still allowing traditional LAN
and SAN connectivity. This Cisco innovation reduces capital expenditures (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx),
including administrative overhead and power and cooling costs. Among the I/O adapter options, and unique to the
Cisco Unified Computing System, the Cisco UCS M81KR Virtual Interface Card (VIC) delivers up to 128 dynamic
virtual adapters and interfaces, all tightly integrated with Cisco UCS Manager and VMware vCenter Server.
Incorporating Cisco VN-Link technology, this advanced fabric interface provides network visibility to virtual machines
and enables configurations and policies to follow the virtual machine during migration (for more information, please
see Cisco UCS M81KR Virtual Interface Card). Two of these high-performance adapters can be employed to make
use of the significant processing capacity of the Intel
processor E7-4800 product family in the Cisco UCS
The Cisco UCS B440 M2 delivers an optimized balance of processing performance, memory capacity, advanced I/O,
and mission-critical reliability in a high-density form factor. This powerful building block extends the capability of the
Cisco Unified Computing System to help IT architects deliver enterprise-critical services with higher levels of
efficiently, agility, and control than ever before.