UCS FI BOM & Layout Generator

Fabric Interconnects:

Chassis I/O Modules:

Cabling type:
Chassis count: how many chassis?
Bandwidth per I/O Module: how much bandwidth to each chassis IOM? (Gbps)
C-Series count: how many direct-attached C-Series?
FC SAN uplinks: SFP+ unified ports in FibreChannel mode
10 Gbps LAN uplinks: uplink, appliance, and FCoE ports that need SFP+ 10Gbps Ethernet
40 Gbps LAN uplinks: uplink, appliance, and FCoE ports that need QSFP+ 40Gbps Ethernet

Information about this tool

This tool lets you play with Cisco UCS fabric interconnect port layouts & pricing. It was designed specifically to compare existing 6248/6296 FI's with third-gen 6332/6332-16UP FI's due in Q1 2016 (update: published to the cisco GPL on Jan 22). Based on your requirements, this tool attempts to build a sensible bill of materials (BOM) and FI port layout. Some rules followed:
  1. on 6248/6296
    • expansion modules are used to add port licensing. before individual port licenses are.
  2. on the 6332-16UP
    • after the 8 licensed UP's have been consumed, new 10G LAN ports prefer 40G breakout cabling over licensing additional UP ports
    • FC SAN ports are allocated in 6-port blocks from the left. On 62xx, FC SAN ports are allocated individually from the right.
  3. on the 6332 and 6332-16UP
    • QSA's are used as a last resort to provide 10G LAN, and only on ports that support them (last six ports of 6332/6332-16up, ports 13-14 of 6332)
  4. SR SFP's are "S-class" (the cheaper enterprise class versions)
Note: The resulting BOM is for a single fabric. A complete UCS system would need two fabrics, plus chassis & blades. Transceivers are included for both sides of LAN and IOM links, but not for SAN uplinks. Prices are list/NTE prices, a la carte, without regard for bundles or SmartPlay. The list prices used are shown below and may no longer be accurate.

P/N Description List Price
CVR-QSFP-SFP10G QSFP to SFP10G adapter 350
QSFP-40G-SR-BD QSFP40G BiDi Short-reach Transceiver 1,095
QSFP-40G-SR4-S 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP Trnscvr Module, MPO Conn, Enterprise-Class 1,690
QSFP-4SFP10G-CU3M QSFP to 4xSFP10G Passive Copper Splitter Cable, 3m 450
QSFP-4X10G-AOC10M 40GBASE Active Optical QSFP to 4SFP breakout Cable, 10m 1,250
QSFP-H40G-AOC10M 40GBASE Active Optical Cable, 10m 1,000
QSFP-H40G-CU3M 40GBASE-CR4 Passive Copper Cable, 3m 250
SFP-10G-SR-S 10GBASE-SR SFP Module, Enterprise-Class 650
SFP-H10GB-CU3M 10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 3 Meter 100
UCS-FI-6248UP UCS 6248UP 1RU Fabric Int/No PSU/32 UP/ 12p LIC 32,000
UCS-FI-6296UP UCS 6296UP 2RU Fabric Int/No PSU/48 UP/ 18p LIC 48,000
UCS-FI-6332 26x40G + 6x40G (ACI ports) 58,000
UCS-FI-6332-16UP 18x40G + 6x40G (ACI ports) + 16xUP 68,000
UCS-FI-E16UP UCS 6200 16-port Expansion module/16 UP/ 8p LIC 16,000
UCS-IOM-2204XP UCS 2204XP I/O Module (4 External, 16 Internal 10Gb Ports) 5,000
UCS-IOM-2208XP UCS 2208XP I/O Module (8 External, 32 Internal 10Gb Ports) 10,000
UCS-IOM-2304 4x40G (uplink) + 8x40G (downlink) 16,000
UCS-LIC-10GE UCS 6200 Series ONLY Fabric Int 1PORT 1/10GE/FC-port license 2,774
UCS-LIC-6300-10G 10G license 2,774
UCS-LIC-6300-10GC 10G C-Direct license 925
UCS-LIC-6300-40G 40G license 4,160
UCS-LIC-6300-40GC 40G C-Direct license 1,388