CG2300 Carrier Grade Server

Carrier Grade Server
  • Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 16-Core Series (32C, 64T per 2S E5 system)
  • 16 slot, 8 channel support of DDR4 RDIMM/LRDIMM;
  • Supports 2048GB maximum (with 128GB DIMM)
  • Optimized for PCI-E IO card implementation with PCI-E riser and LP card support;
  • Hot-Swap 2.5” SAS HDDs / SATA SSDs
  • Hot swap, redundant fans
  • Integrated BMC (iBMC) with advanced options
  • Front panel: 1 serial, 1 USB 2.0
  • Rear panel: 2 USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1 onboard management NIC port
  • Dual rear GbE NIC ports
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Dual 16-Core Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Processor Series

The Kontron CG2300 carrier grade communication rack mount server will support Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 16-Core Series (32C, 64T per 2S E5 system).

Telecom, network and broadcast equipment vendors seeking new high performance system level designs will appreciate the boost in dual-socket, 16-core processing power, complemented by an optimized I/O and storage feature set, with either dual redundant AC or DC power options.

This 20” deep ruggedized server is built to meet NEBS level-3 compliance and is backed by an extended lifecycle.


Dimensions (H x W x D) 87,6 mm x 435.3 mm x 508mm (3.45" x 17.14" x 20")
Weight 18 Kg (40lb) fully configured
Processor Up to Dual 20-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 or v4 Family
RAM Up to 2048 GB, using 16x DDR4 2400 MT/s RDIMM or LRDIMM with ECC
I/Os Front panel: 1 serial, 1 USB 2.0 and 2x SD Flash card slots
Rear I/O 2 USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1 onboard management NIC port, 1 Video DB-15 port and relay connector to support central office alarm systems
Internal Drives Optional eUSB and/or M.2
Drives 6x Hot-Swap 2.5" SAS Drive bays
Power Supply Dual Hot Swap 850W AC or DC with PMBUS Support
Expansion Slots Three low-profile PCIe slots, one internal without rear I/O accessibility; Choice of risers to support up to 7 PCIe slots: (1) 4x PCIe x8; (2) 2x PCIe x16; (3) Two PCIe x8 or one PCIe x16
RAID Software RAID 0, 1 and 10 (+ 5, 50 with upgrade key) and optional Hardware RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6 and 60
Management Activation key for Advanced Remote Management features including remore KVM and media redirection
Front Bezel Customizable to customer needs and environment
Telco alarm LEDs
Certifications FCC, CE, UL, CISPR, IC, ROHS
Altitude 3200 m @ 30°C
Shock Meets or exceeds Telcordia GR-63 and ETSI EN 300 019 requirements for operating, transport and storage environments
Vibration Meets or exceeds Telcordia GR-63 and ETSI EN 300 019 requirements for operating, transport and storage environments
Operation Temperature -5°C to +55°C
Temperature non-operating: -40°C to 70°C
Humidity 95%, non-condensing from 23°C to 40°C. Designed to meet or exceed Telcordia GR-63 and ETSI EN 300 019 humidity requirements for operating, tranport and storage environments
MTBF 104,000 hours @ 30°C
Verified OS Windows Server 2012, Datacenter Edition, 64 bit; RHEL 7.0, 64 bit; CentOS 6.5, 7.0 and 7.2, 64 bit; OpenSUS 13.2, 64 bit; Ubuntu 16.04, 64 bit
Chipset Intel C610
Main Memory Up to 2048 GB DDR4
Cooling Hot Swap redundant fans, front to back.



CG2300 Datasheet
[ kontron_cg2300_ds.pdf, 1.37 mb, Aug 31, 2017 ]


CG2300 System Technical Product Specification
CG2300 Technical Product Specification v1.4 ~LAST UPDATE~ 2017-03-31
The Technical Product Specification covers the chassis hardware, cables, connectors, system boards, the power subsystem, and regulatory requirements.
[ cg2300_tps_1-4.pdf, 2.8 mb, Mar 31, 2017 ]

CG2300 Installation and Maintenance Guide
Installation and Maintenance Guide v1.3
This manual is for trained system technicians who are responsible for assembling/integrating systems, configuring hardware, troubleshooting, upgrading and maintaining this server. This document provides a brief overview of the features of the system followed by a list of accessories or other components available for purchase, instructions for how to add or replace components in the CG2300 server, and troubleshooting information.
[ cg2300_i-mguide_1-3.pdf, 7.32 mb, Sep 11, 2017 ]


CG2300 BIOS Recovery
*** BIOS Recovery Procedure *** In the unlikely event the BIOS is corrupted, leaving the system in an unbootable state, it may be necessary to perform the following recovery procedure found in the downloadable BIOS Recovery Procedure.
[ cg2300_bios_recovery.pdf, 0.6 mb, Sep 22, 2015 ]

CG2300 Software Update Package

This SUP08 update package includes the following system software updates: ~UPDATED~ 11-2017

- BIOS 01.01.0022
- ME
- BMC 01.50.10802
- FRUSDR 1.06K / 503p

Please read the CG2300_SUP0x_Update_Instructions.txt carefully prior to updating the firmware on your system.

IMPORTANT: Do not power off or reset the system while the update is in progress. Do not interrupt the BIOS POST during the first system reboot.

[, 20.9 mb, Nov 14, 2017 ]

CG2300 ~Previous SUP07 Release~
BIOS 01.01.0019, ME, BMC 01.47.1018R, FRUSDR 1.06K / 502p
[, 20.37 mb, Apr 24, 2017 ]

CG2300 ~Previous SUP06 Release~
BIOS 01.01.0019, ME, BMC 01.47.10181, FRUSDR 1.05K
[, 20.37 mb, Apr 28, 2017 ]


Kontron Deployment Assistant (KDA) image for SD media
This is the Kontron Deployment Assistant (KDA) image (iso) for the CG2300. Refer to CG2300 KDA "HowTo Generate Bootable SDCard or USBStick from ISO" to make the ISO image usable onto a SD card or USB Stick.
[, 1512.22 mb, Sep 28, 2015 ]

How To Generate Bootable SD Card or USB Stick from ISO
Download pdf for standard procedure on how to create a CG2200 KDA SD Card or USB stick from the live CD .iso.
[ cg2300_bootable_iso.pdf, 0.59 mb, May 3, 2016 ]

SNMP Sub-Agent Stand-alone Intel Server Management Utility [restrictions apply]
Intel® SNMP Subagent v7.0
Build #20
[, 168.01 mb, Feb 3, 2016 ]

CG2300 Power Budget Tool [restrictions apply]
Power Budget Tool v1.1

[ cg2300_power_budget_tool-v1.1.xlsm, 0.16 mb, Jun 2, 2016 ]

Technical Info

Intel® Server Board S2600CW Family
[ s2600cw_tps_r1.13.pdf, 6.49 mb, Mar 15, 2018 ]

Intel Remote Management Module 4 (RMM4) User Guide
Intel Remote Management Module 4 (RMM4) User Guide - Revision 2.8
This User Guide is intended for system technicians who are responsible for monitoring their server systems with the Intel® Integrated BMC Web Console.
As a system administrator, you can use the Intel® Integrated BMC Web Console to gain location-independent remote access to respond to critical incidents.
You can use the Intel® RMM4 to install, update, and monitor your operating system.
[ intel_rmm4_bmc_ews_userguide_r2_8.pdf, 9.15 mb, Jan 6, 2016 ]

Compatibility Matrix

THOL - Tested Hardware and Operating System List (Release Candidate)  [restrictions apply]
THOL - Tested Hardware and Operating System List ~LAST UPDATE~ 2018-01-15
This document is intended to provide users of the Kontron CG2300 Carrier Grade Server with a list of the operating systems, adapter cards, and peripherals tested by Kontron on this server platform. The CG2300 is integrated using the Intel® Server Board S2600CW.
[ 1061-5412-kci_thol---cg2300---2018-01-15.xlsx, 0.02 mb, Jan 18, 2018 ]

RAID Drivers

Intel LSISAS3008 RAID FW Update
Flash package = v24.10.0-0020
[, 39.94 mb, Dec 18, 2015 ]

SAS Hardware RAID Driver for Linux
SAS hardware RAID driver(Linux OS)
**Please note that this might not be the latest and greatest driver version available.
A more recent version may be available at :
[ mr_linux_drv_v6.810.10.00.tgz, 0 mb, Mar 15, 2018 ]

MegaRAID SAS Device Driver Installation user guide
[ megaraid_sas_device_driver_installation_usergd_v2-2-2.pdf, 3.15 mb, Feb 14, 2017 ]

Step By step to install MegaRAID driver on CG2300
[ step-by-step-to-install-megaraid-driver-on-cg2300.pdf, 0.15 mb, Feb 14, 2017 ]

Ordering Guide

CG2300 Configuration Guide
Configuration Guide 1.06
This document serves as an ordering reference guide, providing details on what parts are available from Kontron for the CG2300 Carrier Grade Server and its associated accessories and spares. Included are the necessary order codes and other important configuration information related to the ordering of the product. Supported third-party components are not covered by this document, and may be found in the Tested Hardware and Operating System List (THOL) of the CG2300.
[ cg2300_configguide_1_06.pdf, 1.6 mb, Sep 11, 2017 ]

Test Reports

EMC Electro Magnetic Compliancy[Emissions], AC
AC power supply, Emissions
[ cg2300-ac-279276-1trfemc-emissions-.pdf, 2.29 mb, Jan 6, 2016 ]

EMC Electro Magnetic Compliancy[Immunity], AC
AC power supply, Immunity
[ cg2300-ac-279276-2trfemc-immunity-.pdf, 2.15 mb, Jan 6, 2016 ]

EMC Electro Magnetic Compliancy[EN 300 386], AC
AC power supply, EN 300 386
[ cg2300-ac-289953-3trfemc-en-300-386-.pdf, 2.66 mb, Jan 6, 2016 ]

EMC Electro Magnetic Compliancy[Emissions], DC
DC power supply, Emissions
[ cg2300-dc-290739-1trfemc-emissions-.pdf, 1.82 mb, Jan 6, 2016 ]

EMC Electro Magnetic Compliancy[Immunity], DC
DC power supply, Immunity
[ cg2300-dc-290739-2trfemc-immunity-.pdf, 1.57 mb, Jan 6, 2016 ]

EMC Electro Magnetic Compliancy[EN 300 386], DC
DC power supply, EN 300 386
[ cg2300-dc-290739-5trfemc-en-300-386-.pdf, 2.48 mb, Jan 6, 2016 ]

KCC Korea Certificate
KCC Korea Certificate
[ msip-certi_cg2300_15.07.23.pdf, 0.75 mb, Jan 6, 2016 ]

CoC Certificate of Conformity
[ cg2300_ce_doc_t4205.pdf, 0.14 mb, Jan 6, 2016 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 0.37 mb, Nov 19, 2015 ]


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