Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server

Product Overview

The Cisco UCS® C460 M4 Rack Server (Figure 1) provides the performance and reliability to run mission-critical applications and virtualized workloads that require intensive computation processing and very high memory capacity. Applications that are memory-bound (for example, large-scale virtualization, massive database applications, and server consolidation) will benefit from the increased performance and memory footprint of the Cisco UCS C460 M4.

The Cisco UCS C460 M4 is a four-rack-unit (4RU) rack server supporting the Intel® Xeon® E7-4800 v2 and E7‑8800 v2 processor families. Product highlights include:

● Up to 6 terabytes (TB) of double-data-rate 3 (DDR3) memory in 96 DIMM slots

● Up to 12 Small Form Factor (SFF) hot-pluggable SAS, SATA, or SSD disk drives

● Abundant I/O capability with 10 PCI Express (PCIe) Generation 3 (Gen 3) slots supporting the Cisco UCS virtual interface cards (VICs). An internal slot is reserved for a hard-disk drive array controller card

● Two Gigabit Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) ports, two 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a dedicated out-of-band (OOB) management port that provides additional networking options

Figure 1. Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server


The Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server offers industry-leading performance and advanced reliability well suited for the most demanding enterprise and mission-critical workloads, large-scale virtualization, and database applications. Whether the Cisco UCS C460 M4 is used as a standalone system or in a Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS) deployment, customers gain the benefits of the server’s high-capacity memory when very large memory footprints such as the following are required:

● SAP workloads

● Database applications and data warehousing

● Large virtualized environments

● Real-time financial applications

● Java-based workloads

● Server consolidation

Features and Benefits

The Cisco UCS C460 M4 expands the scope of virtualization to a wider range of demanding data center workloads and adds scale-up capability to meet the needs of computation-intensive, standalone applications. It increases customer choice by providing unique benefits in a rack server, bringing differentiation and value to what has traditionally been a market with products not optimized to meet the needs of virtualized data centers.

Table 1 summarizes the features and benefits of the Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server.

Table 1. Features and Benefits



High-capacity memory (up to 6 TB* of main memory using 64‑GB DIMMs)

● Substantially increases memory footprint, increasing performance and capacity for demanding virtualization and large-data-set standalone workloads
● Reduces number of servers and decreases licensing costs with higher virtual-to-physical consolidation ratios

10-Gbps unified network fabric

● Low-latency, lossless, 10-Gbps Ethernet and industry-standard Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) fabric options available
● With a wire-once deployment model, changing I/O configurations no longer means installing adapters and recabling racks and switches
● Fewer interface cards, cables, and upstream network ports to purchase, power, configure, and maintain

Virtualization optimization with Cisco Data Center VM‑FEX and Adapter FEX technologies, I/O virtualization, and Intel® Xeon®processor E7-4800 v2 and E7‑8800 v2 product families

● Extends the network directly to virtual machines
● Consistent and scalable operating model
● Increased security and efficiency with reduced complexity

Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies

Increases availability

Support for up to 10 PCIe Gen 3.0 slots

● Flexibility, increased performance, and compatibility with industry standards
● An additional dedicated internal slot available to configure RAID support through optional LSI MegaRAID controller
● Full length slots to support up to 2 GPUs
● PCIe 3.0 slots, which are estimated to substantially increase the bandwidth over the previous generation of PCIe and offer more flexibility while maintaining compatibility with PCIe 2.0

Multicore Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4800 v2 and E7‑8800 v2 product families

● New levels of processor scalability, memory, and I/O capacity to address IT’s greatest and most critical enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), database, analytics, and virtualization challenges, with exceptional hardware and software support
● Top-of-the-line processors to deliver leadingperformance for mission-critical business solutions with outstanding economics that create new possibilities
● Advanced reliability features and new security features including Machine Check Architecture Recovery to automatically manage hardware errors and protect against malicious software attacks, maintaining data integrity and increasing the availability of mission-critical services
● Intelligent performance that automatically adapts to the diverse needs of a virtualized environment as well as the most computation-demanding standalone applications
● Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel Intelligent Power Technology, which adapt processor performance to application demands and intelligently scale energy use based on utilization, reducing costs while still delivering the performance required

Hot-swappable SAS, SATA, or SSD drives

● Up to 12 front-accessible, hot-swappable, SFF, SAS, SATA, or SSD drives
● Support for 10,000-rpm drives that deliver both value and capacity
● Support for 15,000-rpm drives for outstanding performance
● Capability to match storage characteristics to application requirements through the choice of high-capacity economical SATA drives or high-performance enterprise-class SAS drives and SSD

Cisco UCS Integrated Management Controller (IMC)

● Web user interface for server management, administration, and virtual media
● Virtual media support for remote KVM and CD/DVD drives as if local
● IPMI 2.0 support for OOB management through third-party enterprise management systems
● Command-line interface (CLI) for server management

Integrated Dual Gigabit Ethernet

● Outstanding network I/O performance and increased network efficiency and flexibility
● Increased network availability when configured in failover configurations

* With 96x64 GB DIMMs when available

Product Specifications

Table 2 lists the specifications for the Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server.

Table 2. Product Specifications




● 2 or 4 multicore Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4800 v2 and E7-8800 v2 product families
● Choice of processors: Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4800 v2 and E7-8800 v2 product families


● Up to 96 DIMMs
● Support for DDR3 registered DIMMs or load-reduced DIMMs
● Advanced error-correcting code (ECC)
● Mirroring option
● Double device data correction (DDDC)

PCIe slots

● There are 10 full-height PCIe expansion slots:  1 x  43/4 length2 x  81/2 length2 x  83/4 lengths2 x  8full length1 x  163/4 lengthand 2 x  16full length

Hard drives

Up to 12 front-accessible, hot-swappable, 2.5-inch SAS, SATA. or SSD drives

Hard disk options

● 100GB-1.6TB SSDs, and 300GB-1.2TB HDD

Integrated graphics

Matrox G200e core embedded into the Server Engines Pilot-2 baseboard management controller (BMC)


● Integrated Server Engines Pilot-2 BMC
● IPMI 2.0 compliant for management and control
● Two 10/100BASE-T OOB management interfaces
● CLI and WebGUI management tool for automated, lights-out management

Front-panel connector

Ease of access to front-panel VGA video port and 3 USB ports

Front-panel status LEDs

5 LED status indicators: for the CPU, memory, power supply, and LAN status and the system ID

Additional rear connectors

Additional interfaces: VGA video port, serial port connector, and 2 USB 2.0 ports

Physical dimensions
(H x W x D)

4RU: 6.9 x 17.5 x 30 in. (175x 445 x 762 mm)

Temperature: Operating

50 to 95°F (10 to 35°C)

Temperature: Nonoperating

-40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)

Humidity: Operating

5 to 93% noncondensing

Humidity Nonoperating

95%, noncondensing at temperatures of 77 to 86°F (25 to 30°C)

Altitude: Operating

-100 to 5000 ft (-30 to 1500m)

Altitude: Nonoperating

40,000 ft (12,000m)

Regulatory Standards

Table 3 lists regulatory standards compliance information.

Table 3. Regulatory Standards Compliance: Safety and EMC




● UL 60950-1
● CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
● EN  60950-1
● IEC 60950-1

EMC: Emissions

● Certified to FCC Class A; tested to CISPR 22 Class A, EN 55022 Class A and 89/336/EEC, VCCI Class A, AS/NZS 3548 Class A, ICES-003 Class A, and MIC Notice 1997-42 Class A, and BSMI CNS13438

EMC: Immunity

● Verified to comply with EN55024, CISPR 24, and MIC Notice 1997-41

Ordering Information

This section provides a direct link to the Cisco Ordering Tool and lists part numbers for customer convenience (Table4).

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering homepage. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center.

Table 4. Ordering Information

Product Name Part Number
UCS C460 M4 Rack Server w/o CPU/DIMM/HDD UCSC-C460-M4