The Cisco UCS 5108 server chassis and its components are part of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). The Cisco UCS 5108 server system provides advanced options and capabilities in server and data management. All servers are managed via GUI or CLI with Cisco UCS manager.
Management by Cisco UCS manager
Reduce total cost of ownership by removing management modules from the chassis, making the chassis stateless.
Decreases TCO by reducing the number of network interface cards (NICs), host bus adapters (HBAs), switches, and cables needed.
Requires no configuration; like all components in the Cisco Unified Computing System, chassis are automatically recognized and configured by Cisco UCS manager.
Hot-pluggable blade servers and fabric extenders
Provide uninterrupted service during maintenance and server deployment.
Provide extensive environmental monitoring on each chassis. Allow use of user thresholds to optimize environmental management of the chassis.
Efficient front-to-back airflow
Helps reduce power consumption and increase component reliability.
Require no specialized tools for chassis installation. Provide mounting rails for easy installation and servicing.
Mixed blade configurations
Allow up to 8 half-width or 4 full-width blade servers, or any combination thereof, for maximum flexibility.