System x3850 X5

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Abstract

The x3850 X5 server is the fifth generation of the Enterprise X-Architecture, delivering innovation with enhanced reliability and availability features to enable optimal performance for databases, enterprise applications, and virtualized environments. Environments that run around the clock to supply information world-wide require dependable servers with features that can tolerate a component failure without total shutdown.

The x3850 X5 server packs numerous fault-tolerant and high-availability features into a high-density, rack-optimized package that helps to significantly reduce the space needed to support massive network computing operations. A single x3850 X5 supports up to four of Intel's high-performance 10-core processors and up to 3 TB of memory. Two x3850 X5 servers can be connected together to form a single-system image with up to eight processors and up to 6 TB of RAM. This processing capacity is ideal for large-scale database or virtualization requirements.

Changes in the January 20 update:
* Updated the drive table
* Updated the network adapters table
* Updated the storage adapter table
* Updated the PCIe SSD adapter table
* Updated the VMware ESXi hypervisor table
* Updated the list of supported operating systems
* Updated the external storage expansion tables
* Updated the external storage systems table
* Updated the UPS table

Contents


Table of contents


Introduction

The x3850 X5 server is the fifth generation of the Enterprise X-Architecture, delivering innovation with enhanced reliability and availability features to enable optimal performance for databases, enterprise applications, and virtualized environments. Environments that run around the clock to supply information world-wide require dependable servers with features that can tolerate a component failure without total shutdown.

The x3850 X5 server packs numerous fault-tolerant and high-availability features into a high-density, rack-optimized package that helps to significantly reduce the space needed to support massive network computing operations. A single x3850 X5 supports up to four of the new Intel Xeon E7 high-performance 10-core processors and up to 3 TB of memory. Two x3850 X5 servers can be connected together to form a single-system image with up to eight processors and up to 6 TB of RAM. This processing capacity is ideal for large-scale database or virtualization requirements. Figure 1 shows the System x3850 X5.

The IBM System x3850 X5

Figure 1. The System x3850 X5

Did you know

The x3850 X5 is an ideal server for enterprise database and virtualization workloads. The x3850 X5 currently holds the #1 scores in five industry-standard benchmarks. This includes a four-socket TPC-C (database benchmark) result of over 2.3 million transactions per minute (27% better than the closest HP result) and world record TPC-H (business intelligence) price performance result.

Key features

The x3850 X5 is a mission-critical 4U four-socket server, capable of expanding to up to 8 processor sockets and 6 TB of memory in 10U of rack space. It offering outstanding performance, and superior reliability and fault-tolerant memory characteristics.

Lenovo eX5 technology represents the fifth generation of enterprise servers based on the same design principle that began with in 1997: to offer systems that are expandable, offer “big iron” reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features, with extremely competitive price/performance on an Intel Xeon processor-based system.

Scalability and performance

The x3850 X5 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • The x3850 X5 supports up to four high-performance Intel Xeon E7 family allowing you to upgrade as business needs require.
  • Scalable to eight processors by connecting two x3850 X5 servers together to form a single system image.
  • Each x3850 X5 scalable to 2 TB of memory internally or 3 TB of memory with the addition of the MAX5 V2 memory expansion unit. With two x3850 X5 servers each with MAX5 units, the total available system memory is up to 6 TB.
  • Supports the Intel Xeon E7-2800, E7-4800 and E7-8800 families of high performance processors, up to 10 cores each, offering superior system performance
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology dynamically turns off unused processor cores and increases the clock speed of the cores in use, by up to three model frequencies. For example, with 7-10 cores active, a 2.4 GHz E7-2870 10-core processor can run the cores at up to 2.53 GHz. With 5-6 cores active, it can run those cores at 2.67 GHz; with only 1-4 cores active, it can run those cores at 2.8 GHz
  • Each processor includes two integrated memory controllers, to reduce memory bottlenecks and improve performance. Memory access is at up to 1066 MHz frequency, depending on the processor model and memory used.
  • The MAX5 V2 adds an additional four memory controllers for a total of eight memory controllers to maximize memory parallelism and performance.
  • In processors implementing Hyper-Threading technology, each core has two threads capable of running an independent process. Thus, an 8-core processor can run 16 threads concurrently.
  • Intel’s Virtualization Technology (VT) integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better utilize the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) technology for processor-to-processor connectivity and Intel Scalable Memory Interconnect (SMI) processor-to-memory connectivity:
    • Intel QPI link topology at up to 6.4 Gbps with four QPI links per CPU
    • Intel SMI link topology at up to 6.4 Gbps with four SMI links per CPU
  • Up to 64 DIMM sockets in the server (eight per memory card), plus an additional 32 DIMMs with an optional 1U MAX5 V2 memory expansion unit, for a total of 96 DIMM sockets. With two x3850 X5 servers each with MAX5 units, the total number of DIMM sockets is 192.
  • The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of, or along with, traditional spinning drives (HDDs) can significantly improve I/O performance. An SSD can support up to 100 times more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
  • Up to 24 1.8-inch SSD bays, or up to 16 2.5-inch bays together with the option of an optical drive, provide a flexible and scalable all-in-one platform to meet your increasing demands.
  • Seven PCIe 2.0 slots for maximum I/O expandability

Availability and serviceability

The x3850 X5 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:
  • Support for machine check architecture (MCA) recovery, a feature of the Intel Xeon processor E7 family, which enables the handling of system errors that otherwise require the operating system to be halted. SAP HANA is one of the first application which leverages the MCA recovery to handle system errors in order to prevent the application from being terminated in case of a system error.
  • Extensive memory protection with Chipkill, and, with DIMMs containing x4 DRAM modules, Redundant Bit Steering (RBS) (also known as Double Device Data Correction or DDDC) is also supported . The combination of Chipkill and RBS provides very robust memory protection that sustains to two sequential memory DRAM chip failures without affecting overall system performance.
  • Redundant CPU-to-I/O hub interconnect links provide ability to self-recover from CPU failure. If primary CPU fails then eX5 systems can use the second CPU to boot the OS as they still have access to the integrated I/O devices because of redundant links between CPUs and I/O hubs.
  • Single image 8-way systems consisting of two interconnected 4-way nodes provide self-healing capabilities in case of single node failure. Two independent nodes form a resilient 8-way configuration. In case of single node failure the system can be restarted in degraded mode thus eliminating unexpected downtime that requires service specialist to recover.
  • Memory mirroring and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
  • Hot-swap drives, supporting RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • Two 1975 W hot-swap power supplies and five fans (three hot-swap, two integrated into the power supplies).
  • The power source independent light path diagnostics panel and individual light path LEDs quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components, which simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability.
  • Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, VRMs, memory, HDDs, fans, and power supplies) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates proactive alerts in advance of a possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Built-in Integrated Management Module (IMM) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovering actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.
  • Built-in diagnostics, using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot, speed up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Three-year customer-replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty, 9x5 next business day. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3850 X5:
  • The server includes an Integrated Management Module (IMM) to monitor server availability and perform remote management.
  • Integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • IBM Systems Director is included for proactive systems management. It offers comprehensive systems management tools that help to increase uptime, reduce costs, and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.

Energy efficiency

The x3850 X5 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to the green environment:
  • Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
  • Support for one or two or four highly efficient 675 W ac power supplies allows for efficient use and scalability to meet the power requirements of the installed components.
  • Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family offers significantly better performance over the previous generation while fitting into the same thermal design power (TDP) limits.
  • Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy the demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
  • Low-voltage 1.35 V DDR3 memory RDIMMs consume 15% less energy compared to 1.5 V DDR3 RDIMMs.
  • Solid state drives (SSDs) consume as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning 2.5-inch HDDs.
  • The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, which is a part of Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ technology. Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system.
  • IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ provides advanced data center power notification and management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

Locations of key components

Figure 2 shows the front of the server with the front bezel removed.

Front view of the IBM System x3850 X5
Figure 2. Front view of the System x3850 X5

Figure 3 shows the rear of the server.

Rear view of the IBM System x3850 X5
Figure 3. Rear view of the System x3850 X5

Figure 4 shows the locations of key components inside the server.

Inside view of the IBM System x3850 X5
Figure 4. Inside view of the System x3850 X5

The x3850 X5 supports the addition of the MAX5 memory expansion unit. This 1U device is cabled directly to the server and provides an additional 512 GB of memory capacity for applications that can benefit from the extra RAM. Figure 5 shows the MAX5 optional memory expansion unit.

Inside view of the MAX5 optional memory expansion unit for the IBM System x3850 X5
Figure 5. Inside view of the MAX5 optional memory expansion unit for the System x3850 X5

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications

ComponentsSpecification
Form factor/height Rack/4U per chassis; MAX5 adds 1U.
ScalabilityMachine type 7143 can scale as follows:
  • One server (4U rack-mounted complex)
  • One server with MAX5 memory expansion unit (5U rack-mounted complex)
  • Two servers with two MAX5 memory expansion units (10U rack-mounted complex)
Processor typeMachine type 7143: Intel Xeon E7-8800 and E7-4800 families, up to 10 cores.
Number of processorsMost models: 2 standard (some 4 standard); 4 maximum.
Cache (max) Up to 30 MB L3 cache
Memory DIMM socketsUp to eight memory cards, each with eight DIMM sockets (64 DIMM sockets total).
MAX5 adds 32 DIMM sockets.
Memory maximums2.0 TB using 32 GB DIMMs. Up to 3.0 TB with the addition of MAX5.
With two x3850 X5 servers and two MAX5 units, total capacity up to 6.0 TB
Expansion slots Eight slots total:
  • Seven PCIe 2.0 slots (one used by 10 Gb Ethernet card, if included).
  • One PCIe 2.0 slot for supported RAID card.
Disk baysEight 2.5" hot-swap SAS or sixteen 1.8" solid-state drives (SSD).
Maximum internal storage Using NL SAS HDDs: 8 TB per chassis with eight 1 TB drives
Using 2. 5-inch SSDs: 12.8 TB per chassis with eight 1.6 TB drives
Using eXFlash solid-state drives: 8 TB per chassis with 16x 512 GB SSDs
Network interface Two 1 Gb Ethernet ports. Broadcom 5709C controller.
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter standard on most models with two 10 Gb Ethernet ports
Power supply (std/max) Up to two hot-swap redundant 1975 W power supplies
Hot-swap components Power supplies, fans, hard disk drives, and solid-state-drives.
RAID support 7143: Integrated RAID-0, RAID-1 with ServeRAID M1015 in dedicated PCIe slot
Optional RAID-5, 6, 10, 50, 60
External portsRear: Four scalability ports , one Ethernet for systems management, one serial port, four USB 2.0, one VGA, two Gb Ethernet
Front: Two USB 2.0
Internal: One USB 2.0 port for Embedded Hypervisor
Systems management Alert on LAN 2, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director, ServerGuide, Integrated Management Module (IMM), light path diagnostics (independently powered), Predictive Failure Analysis on hard disk drives, processors, VRMs, fans and memory, Wake on LAN, Dynamic System Analysis, QPI Faildown.
Operating systems supported Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 (Standard, Enterprise and Data Center Editions 64-bit), 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, 64-bit SUSE Enterprise Linux, (Server and Advanced Server), VMware vSphere Hypervisor
Limited warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty.
DimensionsWidth: 440 mm (17.3 inches), depth: 712 mm (28.0 inches), height: 173 mm (6.8 inches) or 4 rack units (4U)
WeightMinimum configuration: 35.4 kg (78 lb), maximum configuration: 49.9 kg (110 lb)

The x3850 X5 servers are shipped with the following items:
  • Rack rails and hardware
  • Cable management hardware
  • Country kit carton
  • Two 2.8 m 220 V intra-rack cables
  • On/off switch cover
  • Documentation CD

Standard models

The following table lists the standard models.

Table 2. Standard models - Machine type 7143 (Intel Xeon E7-4800 and E7-8800 series processors)

Model
7143-
Processor (model, core speed, cores, L3 cache, memory speed) (4 max)Scale to
two nodes
without MAX5
Scale to
two nodes
with MAX5
MAX5
standard
Memory
(standard
cards)*
Standard
RAID
Disk bays
(std / max)
DisksNetworkDVDPower
supplies
(2 max)
B1x2x Xeon E7-4807 6C 1.86 GHz 18 MB 800 MHzNoYesOptional2x 4GB (1)OptionalNone / 8 (2.5" HDD)None2x 1GbOptional1x 1975W
B2x2x Xeon E7-4820 8C 2.00 GHz 18 MB 1066 MHzNoYesOptional4x 4GB (2)M10154 / 8 (2.5" HDD)None2x 1Gb + 2x 10GbOptional2x 1975W
B3x2x Xeon E7-4830 8C 2.13 GHz 24 MB 1066 MHzNoYesOptional4x 4GB (2)M10154 / 8 (2.5" HDD)None2x 1Gb + 2x 10GbOptional2x 1975W
B5x2x Xeon E7-4850 10C 2.00 GHz 24 MB 1066 MHzNoYesOptional4x 4GB (2)M10154 / 8 (2.5" HDD)None2x 1Gb + 2x 10GbOptional2x 1975W
B6x2x Xeon E7-4860 10C 2.26 GHz 24 MB 1066 MHzNoYesOptional4x 4GB (2)M10154 / 8 (2.5" HDD)None2x 1Gb + 2x 10GbOptional2x 1975W
B7x2x Xeon E7-4870 10C 2.40 GHz 30 MB 1066 MHzNoYesOptional4x 4GB (2)M10154 / 8 (2.5" HDD)None2x 1Gb + 2x 10GbOptional2x 1975W
C1x2x Xeon E7-8850 10C 2.00 GHz 24 MB 1066 MHzYesYesOptional4x 4GB (2)M10154 / 8 (2.5" HDD)None2x 1Gb + 2x 10GbOptional2x 1975W
C2x2x Xeon E7-8860 10C 2.26 GHz 24 MB 1066 MHzYesYesOptional4x 4GB (2)M10154 / 8 (2.5" HDD)None2x 1Gb + 2x 10GbOptional2x 1975W
C3x2x Xeon E7-8870 10C 2.40 GHz 30 MB 1066 MHzYesYesOptional4x 4GB (2)M10154 / 8 (2.5" HDD)None2x 1Gb + 2x 10GbOptional2x 1975W
* The number in brackets is the number of memory cards standard in each model. Up to eight cards are supported. Each holds up to eight DIMMs for a total of 64 DIMMs. The MAX5 adds 32 DIMM sockets for a total of 96 DIMMs.

Workload-optimized models

The following table lists the announced workload-optimized models. These are all named System x3950 X5 to distinguish them from base x3850 X5 models, even though the base hardware is the same. These are systems that are specially configured to meet the requirements of a particular software stack.

Table 3. Workload-optimized models - Machine type 7143 (Intel Xeon E7-4800 and E7-8800 series processors)
Model
7143-
Processor (model, cores, core
speed, L3 cache, memory speed)
(4 max)
Scale to
two nodes
without MAX5
Scale to
two nodes
with MAX5
MAX5
standard
Memory
(standard
cards)**
Standard
RAID
Disk bays
(std/max)
DisksNetwork†DVDPower
supplies
(2 max)
Database workload-optimized models
D3x4x Xeon E7-4860 10C
2.26 GHz 24 MB 1066 MHz
NoYesOptional32x 4 GB (8)2x 6 Gb SSD HBA16 / 16 (1.8" SSD)16x 200 GB2x 1 Gb +
2x 10 Gb
Optional2x 1975 W
D4x4x Xeon E7-4860 10C
2.26 GHz 24 MB 1066 MHz
NoYesOptional32x 4 GB (8)4x M5015
+ perf keys
16 / 16 (1.8" SSD)16x 200 GB2x 1 Gb +
2x 10 Gb
Optional2x 1975 W
SAP HANA workload-optimized models
HAx2x Xeon E7-8870 10C
2.40 GHz 30 MB 1066 MHz
YesNot supported§Not supported§16x 16 GB (4)1x M5015
+ battery
8 / 8 (2.5" HDD)8x 900 GB 10K SAS
1x 1.2TB GB PCIe
6x 1 Gb +
4x 10 Gb
Multiburner2x 1975 W
HBx4x Xeon E7-8870 10C
2.40 GHz 30 MB 1066 MHz
YesNot supported§Not supported§32x 16 GB (8)1x M5015
+ battery
8 / 8 (2.5" HDD)8x 900 GB 10K SAS
1x 1.2TB GB PCIe
6x 1 Gb +
4x 10 Gb
Multiburner2x 1975 W
HCx4x Xeon E7-8870 10C
2.40 GHz 30 MB 1066 MHz
Yes‡Not supported§Not supported§32x 16 GB (8)1x M5015
+ battery
8 / 8 (2.5" HDD)8x 900 GB 10K SAS
1x 1.2TB GB PCIe
6x 1 Gb +
4x 10 Gb
Optional2x 1975 W
HDx4x Xeon E7-8870 10C
2.40 GHz 30 MB 1066 MHz
YesNot supported§Not supported§32x 32 GB (8)1x M5015
+ battery
8 / 8 (2.5" HDD)8x 900 GB 10K SAS
1x 1.2TB GB PCIe
6x 1 Gb +
4x 10 Gb
Multiburner2x 1975 W
HEx4x Xeon E7-8870 10C
2.40 GHz 30 MB 1066 MHz
Yes‡Not supported§Not supported§32x 32 GB (8)1x M5015
+ battery
8 / 8 (2.5" HDD)8x 900 GB 10K SAS
1x 1.2TB GB PCIe
6x 1 Gb +
4x 10 Gb
Optional2x 1975 W
Virtualization workload-optimized models
F1x
(ESX)
4x Xeon E7-4860 10C
2.26 GHz 24 MB 1066 MHz
NoYesStandard (V2)Server: 64x 4 GB (8)
MAX5: 32x 4 GB
1x M10154 / 8 (2.5" HDD)Open2x 1 Gb +
2x 10 Gb
Optional2x 1975 W
F2x
(RH)
4x Xeon E7-4860 10C
2.26 GHz 24 MB 1066 MHz
NoYesStandard (V2)Server: 64x 4 GB (8)
MAX5: 32x 4 GB
1x M10154 / 8 (2.5" HDD)Open2x 1 Gb +
2x 10 Gb
Optional2x 1975 W
B9x
(ESX)
4x Xeon E7-4807 6C
1.86GHz 18MB 800MHz
NoYesStandard (V2)Server: 64x 4 GB (8)
MAX5: 32x 4 GB
1x M10154 / 8 (2.5" HDD)Open2x 1 Gb +
2x 10 Gb
Optional2x 1975 W
* Models H4x and H5x are for Canada only and are the same configuration as H1x and H2x respectively.
** The number in brackets is the number of memory cards standard in each model. Up to eight cards are supported. Each holds up to eight DIMMs for a total of 64 DIMMs. The MAX5 adds 32 DIMM sockets for a total of 96 DIMMs.
† The H models include one Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter (with two 10GbE SW SFP+ Transceivers), one Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II (with two 10GbE SW SFP+ Transceivers), and one Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for a total of four 10Gb ports and six 1Gb ports. All F models include one Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter. D3x and D4x models include one Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter II.
‡ Models HCx and HEx include the QPI Scalability Kit (four cables), part number 46M0072. Use model HBx plus HCx or HDx plus HEx to form a 2-node scaled complex.
§ MAX5 is not currently certified for use with SAP HANA and is therefore not supported.

About these models:
  • Models 7143-D3x, D4x: These models are designed for database applications and use solid state drives for the best I/O performance.

    Backplane connections for sixteen 1.8-inch solid state drives (SSD) are standard, as are sixteen 200 GB high-performance solid-state drives. Model D3x includes two SSD host bus adapters. Model D4x includes four ServeRAID M5015 RAID controllers with four ServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Keys.

  • Models 7143-HAx, HBx, HCx: These models are optimized to run the SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) solution.

    The x3950 X5 Workload Optimized Solution for SAP HANA is an integrated, ready-to-run, hardware-software offering, featuring the new SAP HANA software. Models HDx and HEx are specifically designed for SAP Business Suite, powered by SAP HANA (OLTP) workloads.

    Models HAx, HBx, HDx include a preload comprising SLES for SAP, IBM GPFS, and the SAP HANA software stack.

    HCx, HEx are add-on models designed to be connected to model HBx or HDx system respectively to form an eight-processor system. HCx and HEx include the four QPI cables necessary to join two systems together to form a two-node complex. HCx and HEx also include the additional GPFS software and SLES licenses to cover the extra four sockets, but do not include any preload because the are designed as an add-on to the HBx and HDx offerings respectively.

    All H models include either 256 GB, 512 GB or 1024 GB of RAM, SAS disk drives, and a high IOPS solid-state storage PCIe adapter.

  • Model 7143-F1x, B9x: These models are designed for virtualization applications and include VMware ESXi 4.1 Update 1 on an integrated bootable USB memory key. The model comes standard with the MAX5 memory expansion unit and 384 GB of memory implemented using 4GB memory DIMMs (256 GB in the server and 128 GB in the MAX5).

    F1x is available world-wide and includes a MAX5 V2, 88Y6529. Model B9x is for China only and includes a MAX5 V2, 88Y6529.

  • Model 7143-F2x: This model is designed for Open Virtualization and includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (Kernel-Based Virtual Machine, KVM). The software is not preloaded. The model comes standard with the MAX5 memory expansion unit and 384 GB of memory implemented using cost-effective 4GB memory DIMMs (256 GB in the server and 128 GB in the MAX5).

Refer to the Standard Specifications section for information about standard features of the server.

QPI wrap card

In the x3850 X5, QPI links are used for interprocessor communication both in a single-node system and in a two-node system. They are also used to connect the system to a MAX5 memory expansion unit. In a single-node x3850 X5, the QPI links connect in a full mesh between all CPUs. To complete this mesh, the QPI wrap card is used. QPI wrap cards are installed in sockets where the scalability cables are installed.

The QPI wrap cards are only for single-node configurations with three or four processors installed and only when a MAX5 unit is not installed. Two QPI wrap cards are needed.

Table 4. QPI wrap card

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum
supported
49Y43795104x3850 X5 and x3950 X5 QPI wrap card kit (quantity 2)1 pair

QPI wrap cards are not necessary for any of the following configurations:
  • Single-node configurations with two processors
  • Any configurations with MAX5 memory expansion units
  • Two-node configurations

MAX5

The MAX5 memory expansion unit is a 1U device and has 32 DDR3 DIMM sockets, two 675-watt power supplies, and five 40 mm hot-swap speed-controlled fans. It provides added memory and multinode scaling support for the x3850 X5 server. Some models include the MAX5 standard, as listed in Tables 2 and 3. MAX5 options are listed in the following table.

There are two MAX5 options available.

  • MAX5 for System x®, part number 59Y6265 (also known as MAX5 V1)
  • MAX5 V2 for System x, part number 88Y6529

Both x3850 X5 machine types (7143 and 7145) support both MAX5 options, provided the firmware is at least UEFI level G0E171T/A. When used with the x3850 X5 machine type 7143 (Intel Xeon E7-4800 and E7-8800 series processors), MAX5 V2 supports low-voltage (operating at 1.35V DIMMs).

Note that some models and some processors do not support the MAX5. See the model table and the processor options table for details. The MAX5 V1 includes one power supply. The second power supply is optional (part 60Y0332) and provides redundancy. The MAX5 V2 includes two power supplies; no additional power supplies are needed or available.

Table 5. MAX5
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
59Y62654199MAX5 for System x1
88Y6529A19HMAX5 V2 for System x1
60Y03324782High Efficiency 675W Power Supply (MAX5 V1 only, 59Y6265)1
59Y62674192MAX5 to x3850 X5 Cable Kit (quantity of four cables)
(Used to connect one server to one MAX5)
1

Two-node and MAX5 scaling

The x3850 X5 supports the following scalable configurations:

  • A single x3850 X5 server with four processor sockets. This configuration is sometimes referred to as a single-node server.
  • A single x3850 X5 server with a single MAX5 memory expansion unit attached. This configuration is sometimes referred to as a memory-expanded server.
  • Two x3850 X5 servers connected together to form a single-image eight-socket server. This configuration is sometimes referred to as a two-node server.
  • Two x3850 X5 servers connected together to form a single-image eight-socket server with two MAX5 memory expansion units attached. This configuration is sometimes referred to as a two-node memory-expanded server. Only machine type 7143 supports this configuration.

The following table lists the cable options needed when scaling. Note that not all processors and models support all of these configurations - see the Processor options section below for details.

Table 6. Cables for two-node and MAX5 scaling
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
59Y62674192MAX5 to x3850 X5 Cable Kit (quantity of four cables)
Used to connect one server to one MAX5
1
46M00725103x3850 X5 and x3950 X5 QPI Scalability Kit (Quantity 4 cables)
Used to connect two servers together without MAX5 units
1
59Y62714198eX5 MAX5 2-Node EXA Scalability Kit (for machine type 7143 only)
Used to connect two servers together when MAX5 units are also used
1


Processor options

The x3850 X5 supports the processor options listed in the following table. The server supports up to four processors. The E7-8000 processors support native QPI scaling to two nodes without the need for a MAX5 memory expansion unit. All Intel Xeon E7 processors support two-node scaling with MAX5. Two-node scaling with MAX5 is supported with MAX5 V2 for System x (88Y6529) or MAX5 for System x (59Y6265).

Table 7. Processor options - Machine type 7143 (Intel Xeon E7-4800 and E7-8800 series processors)
Part
number
Intel Xeon processor descriptionCan scale to
two nodes
without MAX5
Can scale to
two nodes
with MAX5*
Models
where used
69Y1889E7-4807 6C 1.86GHz 18MB 800MHz 95WNoYes7143-B1x
69Y1890E7-4820 8C 2.00GHz 18MB 1066MHz 105WNoYes7143-B2x
69Y1891E7-4830 8C 2.13GHz 24MB 1066MHz 105WNoYes7143-B3x
88Y5358E7-4850 10C 2.00GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130WNoYes7143-B5x, D1x
69Y1892E7-4860 10C 2.26GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130WNoYes7143-B6x, D2x
69Y1893E7-4870 10C 2.40GHz 30MB 1066MHz 130WNoYes7143-B7x
69Y1896E7-8830 8C 2.13GHz 24MB 1066MHz 105WYesYes-
69Y1894E7-8837 8C 2.67GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130WYesYes-
88Y5357E7-8850 10C 2.00GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130WYesYes7143-C1x
69Y1898E7-8860 10C 2.26GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130WYesYes7143-C2x
69Y1897E7-8867L 10C 2.13GHz 30MB 1066MHz 105WYesYes-
69Y1899E7-8870 10C 2.40GHz 30MB 1066MHz 130WYesYesAll Hxx models
* Supports MAX5 V2 for System x (88Y6529) or MAX5 for System x (59Y6265).

Memory options

Lenovo DDR3 memory is compatibility tested and tuned for optimal System x performance and throughput. Lenovo memory specifications are integrated into the light path diagnostics for immediate system performance feedback and optimum system uptime. From a service and support standpoint, Lenovo memory automatically assumes the system warranty, and Lenovo provides service and support worldwide.

The System x3850 X5 supports DDR3 memory. Memory is installed in memory cards. The server supports eight memory cards, and each card holds eight DIMMs. Two memory cards are connected to each processor. As a result, all eight memory cards are usable only when all four processors are installed. Adding a MAX5 memory expansion unit to the server offers an additional 32 DIMM slots for a total of 96 DIMM slots per node.

The following table lists the memory options that are supported in the server and MAX5 (either MAX5 V2 or MAX5).

Notes:

  • In the MAX5 memory expansion unit, do not mix DIMMs with x4 technology (DIMMs with DRAMs that are organized with 4 data lanes, as indicated by "x4" in the description) with DIMMs with x8 technology (DIMMs with DRAMs that are organized with 8 data lanes).
  • In the server, you can mix DIMMs with x4 and x8 technology.

Table 8. Memory options - x3850 X5 machine type 7143 (Intel Xeon E7 series processors)
Part
number
x3850 X5
feature
code
DescriptionWhere
used
69Y1888A14Dx3850 X5 and x3950 X5 Memory Expansion Card (7143 only)All 7143
models
44T15921712 2GB (1x2GB, 1Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz-
49Y14078942 4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz-
44T15991713 4GB (1x4GB, Dual Rankx8) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHzAll other
models
49Y1399A14E 8GB (1x8GB, 4Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz-
46C74821706 8GB (1x8GB, Quad Rankx8) PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz-
49Y14008939 16GB (1x16GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHzAll Hxx
models
46C74831707 16GB (1x16GB, 4Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz-
49Y1563A1QT16 GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM-
90Y3101A1CP 32GB (1x32GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz-

Table 9. Memory options - MAX5 V2, 88Y6529
Part numberMAX5 V2
feature code
Description
44T15922429 2GB MAX5 1x2GB 1Rx8 1.5V PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
49Y1407A1MH 4GB MAX5 (1x4GB, 2Gb, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600R-999 LP ECC RDIMM
44T15992431 4GB MAX5 1x4GB DualRankx8 PC310600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
46C74822432 8GB MAX5 1x8GB QuadRankx8 PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
49Y1399A1N7 8GB MAX5 1x8GB, 4Rx8, 1.35V PC3L-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
46C74832433 16GB MAX5 1x16G QuadRankx4 PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
NoneA3E116GB MAX5 1x16GB 2Rx4 1.35V PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
49Y1400A1N816GB MAX5 1x16GB 4Rx4 1.35V PC3L-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
90Y3101A1R2 32GB MAX5 (4GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-8500 DDR3-1066MHz LP RDIMM

Table 10. Memory options - MAX5, 59Y6265
Part
number
MAX5
feature
code
Description
44T15922429 2GB MAX5 1x2GB 1Rx8 1.5V PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
44T15992431 4GB MAX5 1x4GB DualRankx8 PC310600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
46C74822432 8GB MAX5 1x8GB QuadRankx8 PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
46C74832433 16GB MAX5 1x16G QuadRankx4 PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM

The following memory protection technologies are supported:
  • ECC
  • ChipKill
  • Memory Mirroring
  • Memory Sparing
  • Redundant Bit Steering (MAX5, or servers with E7 processors only, x4 DIMMs only)

Internal storage

The server supports either up to eight 2.5" drives or up to 16 1.8" drives internally. The number of drives that can be inserted depends on the backplanes that are installed. Backplane options are listed in the following table. The backplanes that are standard in each model are listed in Table 2.

Table 11. Drive backplane options

Part numberFeature
code
NameMaximum
supported
59Y62134191eXFlash 8x 1.8-inch HS SAS SSD Backplane
Supports eight 1.8" drives (includes two SAS cables)
2
59Y613538732.5" Hot Swap SAS Hard Disk Drive Backplane
Supports four 2.5-inch drives (includes one SAS cable)
2

Internal drive options

The following table lists the hard drive options available for internal storage.

Table 12. Disk drive options for internal disk storage

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
2.5-inch 15K SAS hot-swap HDDs
42D06775536146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD8
90Y8926A2XB146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD8
81Y9670A283300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD8
00AJ300A4VB600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD8
2.5-inch 15K SAS hot-swap SEDs
44W22945412146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS SED8
90Y8944A2ZK146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED8
2.5-inch 10K SAS hot-swap HDDs
42D06375599300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD8
90Y8877A2XC300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD8
49Y20035433600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD8
90Y8872A2XD600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD8
81Y9650A282900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD8
00AD075A48S1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD8
2.5-inch 10K SAS hot-swap SEDs
44W22645413300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS SED8
90Y8913A2XF300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED8
90Y8908A3EF600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED8
81Y9662A3EG900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED8
00AD085A48T1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS SED8
1.8-inch solid state drives (SSDs) - Enterprise
41Y8366A4FSS3700 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD16
41Y8371A4FTS3700 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD16
00W1120A3HQ100GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD16
49Y6119A3AN200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD16
49Y6124A3AP400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD16
1.8-inch solid state drives (SSDs) - Enterprise Value
00AJ335A56V120GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ340A56W240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ345A56X480GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ350A56Y800GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ040A4KVS3500 80GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ045A4KWS3500 240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ050A4KXS3500 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ455A58US3500 800GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD16
2.5-inch solid state drives (SSDs) - Enterprise
41Y8331A4FLS3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
41Y8336A4FNS3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
41Y8341A4FQS3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
00W1125A3HR100GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
49Y6134A3EY400GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
49Y6139A3F0800GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
49Y6195A4GH1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
2.5-inch solid state drives (SSDs) - Enterprise Value
00AJ355A56Z120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ360A570240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ365A571480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ370A572800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ000A4KMS3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ005A4KNS3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ010A4KPS3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ015A4KQS3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00FN268A5U4S3500 1.6TB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
2.5-inch SAS-SSD hybrid drives
00AD102A4G7600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS Hybrid8
2.5-inch NL SAS hot-swap HDDs
81Y9726A1NZ500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD8
90Y8953A2XE500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD8
81Y9690A1P31TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD8
2.5-inch NL SATA hot-swap HDDs
81Y9722A1NX250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD8
42D07525407500GB 7200 NL SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD8
81Y9730A1AV1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD8

Controllers for internal storage

The following table lists the RAID controllers, SAS HBAs and additional options used for internal disk storage of x3850 X5 server.

Table 13. RAID controllers and SAS HBAs for internal storage

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Adapters
90Y4304A2NFServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller for System x2
46M09163877ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller 4
46M08290093ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller 4
46M08310095ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller 1
46M091238766Gb Performance Optimized HBA4
46C8988A3MWN2115 SAS/SATA HBA for System x4
Adapter upgrades
46M08329749ServeRAID M1000 Series Advance Feature Key1
81Y4426A10CServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key†4
46M09305106ServeRAID M5000 Series Advance Feature Key†4
46M09175744ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Assembly 4
88Y5874A39QServeRAID M5016 Battery Tray 1
† Only one key is supported in each controller, either the Advance Feature Key or the Performance Accelerator Key.

The ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
  • Two Mini-SAS internal connectors
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
  • Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional ServeRAID M1000 Series Advanced Feature Key
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • Based on the LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
  • Configurable stripe size up to 64 KB

The ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
  • Two Mini-SAS internal connectors
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50
  • Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key
  • Performance optimization for SSD drives with optional M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps ROC controller
  • 256 MB of onboard cache
  • Optional Intelligent Li-Ion-based battery backup unit with the ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit

The ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
  • Two Mini-SAS internal connectors
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50
  • Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key
  • Performance optimization for SSD drives with optional M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps ROC controller
  • 512 MB of onboard cache
  • Standard Intelligent Li-Ion-based battery backup unit with up to 48 hours of data retention

The ServeRAID M5016 adapter card has the following specifications:
  • Two Mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 800 MHz dual-core PowerPC® processor with LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCI Express x8 Gen 2 host interface
  • 1 GB of onboard data cache (DDR3 running at 1333 MHz)
  • CacheVault flash power module to protect data in cache in case of critical power or server failure
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Supports up to 64 logical volumes
  • Supports LUN sizes up to 64 TB
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1 MB

The ServeRAID M5016 Battery Tray, 90Y4304, is used to house the M5016 power module remotely from the controller. The tray replaces the existing tray supplied with the server and supports up to two power modules. Only one ServeRAID M5016 Battery Tray can be installed in the x3850 X5.

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the RAID adapters category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=raid

Internal tape drives

The server does not support an internal tape drive option.

Optical drives

The server supports the optical drive options listed in the following table.

Table 14. Optical drives

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Standard models
where used
46M09014161UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM1-
46M09024163UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner17143-HAx, HBx

UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM (part number 46M0901) supports the following media and speeds for reading:
  • CD-ROM 24X
  • CD-DA (DAE) 20X
  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 24X
  • DVD-ROM (single layer) 8X
  • DVD-ROM (dual layer) 8X
  • DVD-R (4.7 GB) 6X
  • DVD-R DL 4X
  • DVD+R 6X
  • DVD+R DL 4X
  • DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 4X
  • DVD+RW 4X
  • DVD-RAM (4.7/9.4 GB) 4X

UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner (part number 46M0902) supports the same media and speeds for reading as DVD-ROM (46M0901). In addition, this drive supports the following media and speeds for writing:
  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 4X
  • High Speed CD-RW 10X
  • Ultra Speed CD-RW 16X
  • Ultra Speed Plus CD-RW 16X
  • DVD-R 8X
  • DVD-R DL 6X
  • DVD+R 8X
  • DVD+R DL 6X
  • DVD-RW 6X
  • DVD+RW 8X
  • DVD-RAM 5X

I/O expansion options

The server offers the following PCI Express 2.0 slots. None are hot-swap.

  • Slot 1: PCI Express 2.0 x16, full length, full height
  • Slot 2: PCI Express 2.0 x4 (x8 mechanical), full length, full height
  • Slot 3: PCI Express 2.0 x8, full length, full height
  • Slot 4: PCI Express 2.0 x8, full length, full height
  • Slot 5: PCI Express 2.0 x8, half length, full height
  • Slot 6: PCI Express 2.0 x8, half length, full height
  • Slot 7: PCI Express 2.0 x8, half length, full height (used by the Emulex 10Gb Ethernet Adapter)

The server has an additional PCI Express slot dedicated to the BR10i RAID controller if installed.

Note: The use of slots 1 - 4 requires that a second processor be installed.

Network adapters

x3850 X5 offers two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, based on the Broadcom BCM5709C controller.

Most models also have an Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter II for System x (feature A148) installed as standard in slot 7. See Table 2 for specifics. This adapter is functionally identical to the Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter II for System x, 49Y7950. The difference is that the integrated adapter has a longer edge connector, meaning that the card can only be installed in this server.

For technical details about this card, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II and III family for System x, TIPS0844, available at http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0844.html.

The following table lists additional supported network adapters.

Table 15. Network adapters

Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
40 Gb Ethernet
00D9550A3PNMellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for System x7
10 Gb Ethernet
44T1370A5GZBroadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE BaseT Adapter for System x7
94Y5180A4Z6Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x7
49Y7910A18YBroadcom NetXtreme II Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for System x7
None*A148Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter II for System x1
49Y7950A18ZEmulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II for System x7
95Y3751A348Emulex Dual Port VFAII Adapter & FCoE/iSCSI License for System x7
00JY830A5UUEmulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW for System x7
None*AS3MEmulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Integrated Adapter for System x7
00JY820A5UTEmulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter for System x7
00JY824A5UVEmulex VFA5 FCoE/iSCSI SW for PCIe Adapter for System x (FoD)
(Features on Demand upgrade for 00JY820 and feature AS3M)
7
49Y7960A2ECIntel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x7
49Y7970A2EDIntel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for System x7
81Y3520AS73Intel X710 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x7
81Y9990A1M4Mellanox ConnectX-2 Dual Port 10GbE Adapter for System x7
00D9690A3PMMellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter for System x7
42C17502975PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter7
42C18005751QLogic 10Gb CNA for System x7
47C9952A47HSolarflare SFN5162F MR Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x4
47C9960A47JSolarflare SFN6122F LL Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x4
1 Gb Ethernet
90Y9370A2V4Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for System x7
90Y9352A2V3Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for System x7
49Y42305767Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for System x7
49Y42405768Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for System x7
00AG500A56KIntel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter for System x7
00AG510A56LIntel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter for System x7
00AG520A56MIntel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter for System x7
42C17802995NetXtreme II 1000 Express Dual Port Ethernet Adapter7
InfiniBand
95Y3750A2MYMellanox ConnectX-2 Dual-port QSFP QDR IB Adapter for System x1
00D9550A3PNMellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for System x7
* The Emulex integrated adapters are either included in standard models or available via CTO only

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Ethernet and IB adapters category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=networkadapters

Storage host bus adapters

The following table lists storage HBAs supported by the x3850 X5 server.

Table 16. Storage adapters

Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
16 Gb Fibre Channel
81Y1675A2XVBrocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x7
81Y1668A2XUBrocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x7
81Y1662A2W6Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x7
81Y1655A2W5Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x7
00Y3341A3KXQLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x7
00Y3337A3KWQLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x7
8 Gb Fibre Channel
46M60503591Brocade 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x7
46M60493589Brocade 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x7
42D04943581Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x7
42D04853580Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x7
42D05103579QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x7
42D05013578QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x7
SAS
46M090759826Gb SAS HBA7
46C9010A3MVN2125 SAS/SATA HBA for System x7

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Host bus adapters category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=hba

PCIe SSD adapters

The server supports the High IOPS SSD adapters listed in the following table.

Table 17. SSD adapters

Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
90Y4377A3DY1.2TB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter7
90Y4397A3DZ2.4TB High IOPS MLC Duo Adapter2
46C9078A3J3365GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter7
46C9081A3J4785GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter7
* These modular adapters are not available via CTO or Special build. The adapter cannot be shipped installed and instead must be shipped in its option box and configured at the final installation location. For more information, see https://ibm.com/support/entry/myportal/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-IOMA

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Internal Storage category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=internalstorage

Power supplies

The server supports up to two redundant hot-swap power supplies, providing N+N redundancy. Most standard models come with two power supplies (Table 2).

The MAX5 power subsystem consists of two hot-pluggable 675 W power supplies, designed for N+N (fully redundant) hot-swap operation. The MAX5 V1 has one power supply standard and a second optional power supply for redundancy. See the MAX5 section for details. The MAX5 V2 has two power supplies installed. No further power supplies are needed or available.

Table 18. Power supplies

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
59Y613921111975 W Power Supply (x3850 X5)2 (1 or 2 standard)
60Y03324782High Efficiency 675W Power Supply
For second power supply for MAX5 V1
1 (MAX5 V1 only)

An AC power supply ships standard with one 2.8 m C13 - C14 power cord.

Integrated virtualization

The server supports VMware ESXi installed on a USB memory key. The key is installed in a USB socket inside the server. The following table lists the virtualization options.

Table 19. Virtualization options

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
41Y8298A2G0Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads1
41Y8296A1NPUSB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 4.1 Update 11
41Y8300A2VCUSB Memory Key for VMWare ESXi 5.01
41Y8307A383USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.0 Update11
41Y8311A2R3USB Memory Key for VMWare ESXi 5.11
41Y8382A4WZUSB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 11
41Y8385A584USB Memory Key for VMWare ESXi 5.51

Remote management

The server contains Integrated Management Module (IMM), which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and an alerting function. If an environmental condition exceeds a threshold or if a system component fails, the IMM lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. The IMM also provides a virtual presence capability for remote server management capabilities.

The IMM provides remote server management through industry-standard interfaces:

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3
  • Common Information Model (CIM)
  • Web browser

The server also supports virtual media and remote control features, which provide the following functions:
  • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz, regardless of the system state
  • Remotely accessing the server using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
  • Mapping the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client, and mapping ISO and diskette image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the server
  • Uploading a diskette image to the IMM memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive
  • Capture blue-screen errors

Supported operating systems

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0 Realtime (x64)
  • Solaris 10 Operating System
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • VMware ESX 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 4.1
  • VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)

See the ServerProven® website for the latest information about the specific versions and service levels supported and any other prerequisites:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/nos/matrix.shtml

Physical and electrical specifications

Dimensions:

  • Width: 440 mm (17.3 inches)
  • Depth: 712 mm (28.0 inches)
  • Height: 173 mm (6.8 inches) or 4 rack units (4U)

Weight:
  • Minimum configuration: 35.4 kg (78 lb)
  • Maximum configuration: 49.9 kg (110 lb)

Electrical:
  • 100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 or 60 Hz; System 20A (10A/PS)
  • 200 to 208 (nominal) V ac; 50 or 60 Hz; System 10A
  • 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 or 60 Hz; System 9A
    • Minimum configuration: 0.20 kVA (one power supply)
    • Minimum configuration: 0.26 kVA (two power supplies)
    • Typical configuration: 1.12 kVA (two power supplies)
    • Maximum configuration: 2.16 kVA (two power supplies)

Btu output:
    • Ship configuration (one power supply): 648 Btu/hr (190 watts)
    • Ship configuration (two power supplies): 802 Btu/hr (235 watts)
    • Typical configuration: 3,753 Btu/hr (1100 watts)
    • Full configuration: 7,336 Btu/hr (2150 watts)

Noise level: 6.3 bels

Note: The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) sound power level, in bels, for a random sample of machines. All measurements made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.

Warranty options

The System x3850 X5 has a 3-year onsite warranty with 9x5/next-business-day terms. Lenovo offers the warranty service upgrades through ServicePacs®, discussed in this section. The ServicePac is a series of prepackaged warranty maintenance upgrades and post-warranty maintenance agreements with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

ServicePac offerings are country-specific. That is, each country might have its own service types, service levels, response times, and terms and conditions. Not all covered types of ServicePacs might be available in a particular country. For more information about ServicePac offerings available in your country, see the ServicePac Product Selector at:

https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac

The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.

Table 20. Warranty service definitions

TermDescription
Onsite repairA service technician will come to the server's location for equipment repair.
24x7x2 hourA service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location within two hours after remote problem determination is completed. We provide service around the clock, every day, including holidays.
24x7x4 hourA service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location within four hours after remote problem determination is completed. We provide service around the clock, every day, including holidays.
9x5x4 hourA service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location within four business hours after remote problem determination is completed. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the customer's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. If after 1:00 p.m. it is determined that onsite service is required, the customer can expect the service technician to arrive the morning of the following business day. For noncritical service requests, a service technician will arrive by the end of the following business day.
9x5 next business dayA service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location on the business day after we receive your call, following remote problem determination. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the customer's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

In general, the types of ServicePacs are:
  • Warranty and maintenance service upgrades
    • One, 2, 3, 4, or 5 years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage
    • Onsite repair from next business day to 4 or 2 hours
    • One or two years of warranty extension
  • Remote technical support services
    • One or three years with 24x7 coverage (severity 1) or 9x5/next business day for all severities
    • Installation and startup support for System x servers
    • Remote technical support for System x servers
    • Software support - Support Line
      • Microsoft or Linux software
      • VMware
      • IBM Systems Director

Regulatory compliance

The server conforms to the following international standards:

  • Multiprocessor Specification (MPS) 1.4
  • Hardware-enabled to meet ISO 9241, Part 3
  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class A
  • IEC/UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition
  • CAN/CSA - C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 2nd Edition
  • NOM-019 (This server is certified by the respective UL and NOM agencies.)

External disk storage expansion

The following table lists the external SAS disk storage expansion enclosures that are available.

Table 21. External expansion enclosures

Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per one controller
610012XEXP2512 Express18
610024XEXP2524 Express9

The following table lists the drives that are supported by EXP2512 external expansion enclosures.

Table 22. Drive options for EXP2512 external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity supported
per one enclosure
3.5" NL SAS HS HDDs
00NC5552TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD12
00NC5573TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD12
00NC5594TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD12

The following table lists the hard disk drives that are supported by EXP2524 external expansion enclosures.

Table 23. Drive options for EXP2524 external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity supported
per one enclosure
2.5" NL SAS HS HDDs
00NC5711TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 2.5" HDD24
2.5" SAS HS HDDs
00NC561146GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD24
00NC563300GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD24
00NC565600GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD24
00NC567900GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD24
00NC5691.2TB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD24
2.5" SAS HS SSDs
00NC573200GB 6Gb SAS 2.5" SSD24
00NC575400GB 6Gb SAS 2.5" SSD24

The RAID controllers listed in the following table are supported with external expansion enclosures.

Table 24. RAID controllers for external storage expansion enclosures
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
46M0830 0094ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller2
46M0930 5106ServeRAID M5000 Series Advance Feature Key†1 per one M5025
81Y4426A10CServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key†1 per one M5025
† Only one key is supported in each controller, either the Advance Feature Key or the Performance Accelerator Key.

The ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
  • Two Mini-SAS external connectors
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50
  • Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key
  • Performance optimization for SSD drives with optional M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps ROC controller
  • 512 MB of onboard cache
  • Intelligent Li-Ion-based battery backup unit with up to 48 hours of data retention
  • Supports connectivity to the EXP3000, EXP2512, and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures

For more information, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller for System x , TIPS0739, at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0739.html?Open

The external SAS cables listed in the following table are supported with external expansion enclosures and M5025 RAID controllers.

Table 25. External SAS cables for external storage expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per enclosure*
39R65313 m SAS Cable1
39R65291 m SAS Cable1
* Note: The EXP3000 and EXP2500 series can be chained with each other. In such a case, one cable is used to connect first EXP25xx or EXP3000 to the RAID controller, and every consecutive EXP unit is connected to the previous one by one cable.

External disk storage systems

The following table lists the external storage systems that are supported by x3550 M4 and can be ordered through System x sales channel. The server may support other disk systems that are not listed in this table. Refer to IBM System Storage Interoperability Center for further information, http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic

Table 26. External disk storage systems

Part numberDescription
2071CU2IBM Storwize V3500 LFF Dual Control Enclosure
2071CU3IBM Storwize V3500 SFF Dual Control Enclosure
6099L2CIBM Storwize V3700 3.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6099S2CIBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6099T2CIBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch DC Storage Controller Unit
6194L2CIBM Storwize V5000 LFF Control Enclosure
6194LEUIBM Storwize V5000 LFF Expansion Enclosure
6194S2CIBM Storwize V5000 SFF Control Enclosure
6194SEUIBM Storwize V5000 SFF Expansion Enclosure
6195SC5IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
 6195LEFIBM Storwize V7000 3.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit
 6195SEFIBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the System Storage category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=externalstorage

External backup units

The server supports the external backup attachment options listed in the following table.

Table 27. External backup options

Part numberDescription
External tape expansion enclosures for internal tape drives
87651UX1U Tape Drive Enclosure
8767HHXHalf High Tape Drive Enclosure
87651NX1U Tape Drive Enclosure (with Nema 5-15P LineCord)
8767HNXHalf High Tape Drive Enclosure (with Nema 5-15P LineCord)
Tape enclosure adapters (with cables)
44E8869USB Enclosure Adapter Kit
40K2599SAS Enclosure Adapter Kit
Internal backup drives supported by external tape enclosures
46C5399DDS Generation 5 USB Tape Drive
39M5636 DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive
49Y9898Half High LTO Gen 5 Internal SAS Tape Drive
00D8924Half High LTO Ultrium Gen 6 Internal SAS Tape Drive
External backup units*
3628L5X Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (with US line cord)
3628N5XHalf High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (without line cord)
3580S3VTS2230 Tape Drive Express Model H3V
3580S4VTS2240 Tape Drive Express Model H4V
3580S5ETS2250 Tape Drive Express Model H5S
3580S5XTS2350 Tape Drive Express Model S53
3572S4RTS2900 Tape Library with LTO4 HH SAS drive & rack mount kit
3572S5RTS2900 Tape Library with LTO5 HH SAS drive & rack mount kit
35732ULTS3100 Tape Library Model L2U Driveless
35734ULTS3200 Tape Library Model L4U Driveless
46X2682†LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive
46X2683†LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled
46X2684†LTO Ultrium 5 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
46X2685†LTO Ultrium 5 Half High SAS Drive Sled
46X6912†LTO Ultrium 4 Half High Fibre Channel Drive Sled
46X7117†LTO Ultrium 4 Half High SAS DriveV2 Sled
46X7122†LTO Ultrium 3 Half High SAS DriveV2 Sled
* Note: The external tape drives listed can be ordered through System x sales channel. Server may support other tape drives that are not listed in this table. Refer to IBM System Storage Interoperability Center for further information.
† Note: These part numbers are the tape drives options for 35732UL and 35734UL.

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Backup units category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=tape

Top-of-rack Ethernet switches

The server supports the top-of-rack Ethernet switches from Lenovo listed in the following table.

Table 28. Top-of-rack switches

Part numberDescription
1 Gb top-of-rack switches
7309BAXRackSwitch G7028 (24 ports)
7309CAXRackSwitch G7028 (48 ports)
0446013RackSwitch G8000R
7309CFCRackSwitch G8000F
7309G52RackSwitch G8052R
730952FRackSwitch G8052F
10 Gb top-of-rack switches
7309DRXRackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front)
7309DFXRackSwitch G8264CS (Front to Rear)
7309BR6RackSwitch G8124ER
7309BF7RackSwitch G8124EF
7309G64RackSwitch G8264R
730964FRackSwitch G8264F
7309CR9RackSwitch G8264TR
7309CF9RackSwitch G8264TF
40 Gb top-of-rack switches
8036BRXRackSwitch G8332 (Rear to Front)
8036BFXRackSwitch G8332 (Front to Rear)
8036ARXRackSwitch G8316R
8036AFXRackSwitch G8316F

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Top-of-rack switches category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=tor

Uninterruptible power supply units

The server supports attachments to the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units listed in Table 24.

Table 29. Uninterruptible power supply units

Part numberDescription
Rack-mounted or tower UPS units
55941AXRT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55941KXRT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55942AXRT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55942KXRT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55943AXRT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55943KXRT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55945KXRT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55946KXRT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948KXRT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55949KXRT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948PXRT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
55949PXRT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
Rack-mounted UPS units
53951AX1500VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
53951KX1500VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (230V)
53952AX2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
53952KX2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (230V)
53953AX 3000VA LCD 3U Rack UPS (100 V/120 V)
53953JX 3000VA LCD 3U Rack UPS (200 V/208 V)
53956AX 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS (200 V/208 V)
53956KX 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS (230 V)
53959KX11000VA LCD 5U Rack UPS (200V/208V/230V)

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=power

Power distribution units

The following table lists the server supports attachments to the power distribution units (PDUs).

Table 30. Power distribution units

Part numberDescription
Switched and monitored PDUs
46M4002 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Active Energy Manager DPI® PDU
46M4003 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Active Energy Manager 60A 3-Phase PDU
46M4004 1U 12 C13 Active Energy Manager DPI PDU
46M4005 1U 12 C13 Active Energy Manager 60A 3-Phase PDU
Enterprise PDUs
71762MX Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 PDU+ (WW)
71762NX Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 PDU (WW)
71763MU Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 3 Phase 60A PDU+ (NA)
71763NU Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 3 Phase 60A PDU (NA)
39M2816 DPI C13 Enterprise PDU without linecord
39Y8923 DPI 60A Three Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord
39Y8941 DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU without line cord
39Y8948 DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU without line cord
Front-end PDUs
39Y8934DPI 32 amp/250 V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y8935DPI 63amp/250 V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y893830 amp/125 V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P connector
39Y893930 amp/250 V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P connector
39Y894060 amp/250 V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 60A 2P+N+Gnd connector
Universal PDUs
39Y8951DPI Universal Rack PDU with US LV and HV line cords
39Y8952DPI Universal Rack PDU with CEE7-VII Europe LC
39Y8953DPI Universal Rack PDU with Denmark LC
39Y8954DPI Universal Rack PDU with Israel LC
39Y8955 DPI Universal Rack PDU with Italy LC
39Y8956DPI Universal Rack PDU with South Africa LC
39Y8957DPI Universal Rack PDU with UK LC
39Y8958DPI Universal Rack PDU with AS/NZ LC
39Y8959DPI Universal Rack PDU with China LC
39Y8962DPI Universal Rack PDU (Argentina)
39Y8960DPI Universal Rack PDU (Brazil)
39Y8961DPI Universal Rack PDU (India)
0U Basic PDUs
46M41220U 24 C13 16A 3-Phase PDU
46M4125 0U 24 C13 30A 3-Phase PDU
46M4128 0U 24 C13 30A PDU
46M41310U 24 C13 32A PDU
46M4140 0U 12 C19/12 C13 60A 3-Phase PDU
46M41430U 12 C19/12 C13 32A 3-Phase PDU

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=power

Rack cabinets

The server supports the rack cabinets listed in the following table.

Table 31. Rack cabinets

Part numberDescription
93072PX 25U Static S2 Standard Rack
93604EX 42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack
93604PX 42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614EX 42U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93614PX 42U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack
93624EX 47U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93624PX 47U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack
93072RX 25U S2 standard Rack
14102RX25U standard Rack
93074RX NetBAY S2 42U Standard Rack Cabinet
93074XX42U S2 expansion Rack
93084EX42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
93084PX 42U Enterprise Rack
14104RX 42U S2 standard Rack
99564RXS2 42U Dynamic Standard Rack Cabinet
99564XXS2 42U Dynamic Expansion Rack Cabinet

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Rack cabinets and options category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=rack

Rack options

The server supports the rack console switches and monitor kits listed in the following table.

Table 32. Rack options

Part numberFeature codeDescription
Monitor kits and keyboard trays
17238BX1723HC1 fc A3EK1U 18.5" Standard Console
17238EX1723HC1 fc A3EL1U 18.5" Enhanced Media Console
172317X1723HC1 fc 00511U 17in Flat Panel Console Kit
172319X1723HC1 fc 00521U 19in Flat Panel Console Kit
Console switches
1754D2X1754HC2 fc 6695Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X1754HC1 fc 6694Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X1754HC4 fc 0726Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X1754HC3 fc 0725Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
Console cables
43V61473757Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)
39M28953756USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO)
39M28973754Long KVM Conversion Option (4 Pack Long KCO)
46M53835341Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
46M53825340Serial Conversion Option (SCO)

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Rack cabinets and options category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=rack

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