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The Cisco Unified Computing System is a next-generation data center platform that unitescompute, network, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system designed toreduce TCO and increase business agility. The system integrates a low-latency, lossless10GE unified network fabric with enterprise-class, x86-architecture servers. The system is anintegrated, scalable, multi-chassis platform in which all resources participate in a unifiedmanagement domain.Blade server applications present unique challenges in terms of rack level power distribution,cable management and physical access space requirements for hot-swappable bladecomponents.This application guide provides recommendations for enclosures, rack power distribution,and cable management to best address the specific physical infrastructure needs of theCisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis. The recommended solutions in this guide are basedon physical verification and testing of an actual Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassismounted in APC enclosures.

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