[WEBINAR] Bulletproof: How Today's Business Leaders Stay on Top

UCS Fabric Interconnect

Definition - What does UCS Fabric Interconnect mean?

The Unified Computing System (UCS) fabric interconnect is a networking switch or head unit where the UCS chassis, essentially a rack where server components are attached, connects to. The UCS fabric interconnect is a core part of Cisco’s Unified Computing System, which is designed to improve scalability and reduce the total cost of ownership of data centers by integrating all components into a single platform, which acts as a single unit. Access to networks and storage is then provided through the UCS fabric interconnect.

Techopedia explains UCS Fabric Interconnect

The UCS fabric interconnect is part of a range of products provided by Cisco that are used to uniformly connect servers to networks and storage networks. These devices are usually installed as head units at the top of server racks. All the server components are attached to the fabric interconnect, which acts as a switch to provide access to the core network and storage networks of the data center.

The high-end model is the UCS 6296UP 96-port fabric interconnect, which is touted to promote flexibility, scalability and convergence. It has the following features:
  • Bandwidth of up to 1920 Gbps
  • High port density of 96 ports
  • High performance and low-latency capability, lossless 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet and Fiber Channel over Ethernet
  • Reduced port-to-port latency to only 2 ms
  • Centralized management under the Cisco UCS Manager
  • Efficient cooling and serviceability
  • Virtual machine-optimized services through the VM-FEX technology, which enables a consistent operational model and visibility between the virtual and the physical environments
Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.