IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4

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Abstract

The IBM® System x® iDataPlex® dx360 M4 compute node is designed to optimize density and performance within typical data center infrastructure limits. The unique half-depth form factor is designed to help you improve compute density in your space-constrained data center while also improving system cooling and energy efficiency. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors, you can reduce costs while maintaining speed and availability.

Changs in the March 11 update:
* Energy Star 2.0 compliance
* Updated virtualization options table
* Updated top-of-rack switch table
* Updated operating system list

Contents


Table of contents

Introduction

The IBM® System x® iDataPlex® dx360 M4 compute node is designed to optimize density and performance within typical data center infrastructure limits. The unique half-depth form factor is designed to help you improve compute density in your space-constrained data center while also improving system cooling and energy efficiency. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors including the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2, you can reduce costs while maintaining speed and availability.

Suggested use: Web 2.0, HPC clusters and large corporate data processing.

Two dx360 M4 compute nodes installed in an 2U iDataPlex chassis
Figure 1. Two dx360 M4 compute nodes installed into a 2U iDataPlex chassis

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With options from highly efficient low-voltage 60 W processors to high-performance 135 W processors, you can precisely balance your performance needs against energy usage. Up to two Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) or coprocessors can also be included as expansion options for those specialty workload needs. Networking choices include Ethernet up to 10 Gbps and InfiniBand connectivity. You can also choose from three storage configurations based on performance and capacity needs. A range of power supply selections round out flexible configuration options, so you can choose the right option to support your workloads within your data center power and cooling envelope and budget limits.

Key features

IBM System x iDataPlex is an innovative data center solution that maximizes performance and optimizes energy and space efficiencies.

The iDataPlex dx360 M4 server is a modular, highly dense system, designed around a highly flexible architecture for companies running large scale-out data centers that need energy efficiency, optimized cooling, extreme scalability, high density at the data center level, and high performance at an affordable price. iDataPlex solutions can help cost-effectively scale processing power to meet even the most demanding high-performance computing workloads.

The iDataPlex design is a data center solution for customers finding limitations in their scale-out computing environments. By delivering customized solutions that help reduce overall data center costs, IBM addresses the business growth challenges in the massive scale-out marketplace. The iDataPlex solution incorporates innovative ways to integrate x86-based processing performance at the node, rack, and data center levels. The iDataPlex solution provides customers with outstanding energy and cooling efficiency, multi-rack level manageability, complete flexibility in configuration, and minimal deployment effort.

A typical iDataPlex solution consists of multiple fully populated rack installations. The groundbreaking iDataPlex solution offers increased density in a new rack design. It uses the dimensions of a standard 42U enterprise rack but can hold 100U of equipment, populated with up to 84 servers, plus sixteen 1U vertical slots for switches, appliances, and power distribution units (PDUs). This added density addresses the major problems that prevent most data centers today from reaching their full capacity: insufficient electrical power and excess heat.

The energy-efficient design of the iDataPlex servers and chassis can significantly reduce the incoming energy requirement compared with standard 1U servers. In addition, the optional liquid-cooled IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger mounted to the back of the rack can remove 100% of the heat generated within the rack, drawing it from the data center before it exits the rack. It can even go beyond that, to the point of helping to cool the data center itself and reducing the need for Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units. This allows racks to be positioned much closer together, eliminating the need for hot aisles between rows of fully populated racks.

With the iDataPlex chassis design, air needs to travel only 20 inches front to back, rather than the 30 plus inches of a typical enterprise server. This shallow depth is part of the reason that the cooling efficiency of iDataPlex servers is so high—shorter distance means better airflow. In addition, the new design uses four large 80 mm fans per 2U chassis for more efficiency and lower noise than the eight small 40 mm fans used in standard 1U servers. The increased air pressure resulting from the shorter distance through the rack and the larger fans makes for one of the most efficient air-cooled solutions on the market.

Unlike most conventional racks, which are often left largely empty due to power and cooling limitations, the iDataPlex Rack can be fully populated, while removing all rack heat from the data center (up to 100,000 BTUs or 30 kW), using the Rear Door Heat eXchanger. In addition, iDataPlex chassis uses highly efficient (80 PLUS Platinum) power supplies, reducing energy draw and waste heat further.


Scalability and performance

The dx360 M4 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family improves productivity by offering superior system performance with 12-core processors and up to 3.5 GHz core speeds, up to 25 MB of L3 cache, and QPI interconnect links of up to 8 GTps.
  • Two processors, up to 24 cores, and 48 threads maximize the concurrent execution of multi-threaded applications.
  • Intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows CPU cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor TDP.
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multi-threaded applications by enabling simultaneous multi-threading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
  • Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better utilize the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVT) significantly improve floating point performance for compute-intensive technical and scientific applications compared to previous generation processors.
  • Support for high-performance Intel coprocessors and NVIDIA GPGPU adapters which offer significant additional single-precision floating point performance per server.
  • 16 DIMMs of registered 1866 MHz or 1600 MHz DDR3 ECC memory provide speed, high availability, and a memory capacity of up to 512 GB.
  • 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.
  • PCI Express 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities that improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by 60% (8 GT/s per link) compared with the previous generation of PCI Express 2.0.
  • Support for 10 Gb Ethernet and FDR mezzanine cards that offer network performance without consuming a PCIe slot.
  • With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. This helps to dramatically reduce I/O latency and increase overall system performance.
  • Four USB 2.0 front-mounted ports for connectivity to external flash drives, optical drives, tape drives, and other USB devices.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the dx360 M4:
  • The server includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) 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 up-time, reduce costs, and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks, allowing the application to run in its own isolated space protected from all other software running on a system.

Energy efficiency

iDataPlex offers the following energy efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to the green environment:
  • A shallow chassis design that minimizes the air flow from the front to the back of the server, thereby maximizing cooling effectiveness.
  • The dx360 M4 is Energy Star 2.0 compliant. Energy Star is the trusted, US government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, with the goal of helping customers save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. For the Power and Performance Data Sheet, see http://ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/energy-star
  • Optional Rear Door Heat eXchanger that uses liquid cooling to remove from the data center, all heat generated by the servers.
  • Large 80 mm fans to maximize air flow efficiencies.
  • Choice of three power supplies to match the processor and GPGPU configuration of your servers and maximize energy efficiency.
  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family offers significantly better performance over the previous generation while fitting into the same thermal design power (TDP) limits.
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, to reduce power draw.
  • Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
  • Low-voltage 1.35 V DDR3 memory RDIMMs consume 15% less energy than 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 in the front and rear of the casing, which can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system.
  • IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ provides advanced power management features with actual real-time energy monitoring, reporting, and capping features.

Availability and serviceability

The dx360 M4 and the iDataPlex infrastructure provide many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:
  • The 2U chassis supports redundant power supply options, which means greater system uptime.
  • All components can be removed from the front of the rack by sliding out the trays or the chassis for easy, quick servicing.
  • Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as HDDs and memory.
  • The dx360 M4 offers memory mirroring and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
  • Optional RAID arrays enable the server to keep operating in the event of a failure to any one drive.
  • Solid-state drivers (SSDs) offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, memory, and hard disk drives) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates pro-active alerts in advance of possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
  • Built-in Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovering actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.
  • The IMM2 offers optional remote management capability to enable remote keyboard, video, mouse (KVM) control of the server.
  • Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9x5. Optional service upgrades available.

Locations of key components and connectors

Figure 2 shows the two dx360 M4 servers installed in the iDataPlex dx360 M4 2U chassis.

Front view of 2U chassis with two dx360 M4 servers installed
Figure 2. Front view of 2U chassis with two dx360 M4 servers installed

Figure 3 shows the rear of the 2U chassis showing the shared fan pack and power supplies.

Rear view of the iDataPlex 2U chassis
Figure 3. Rear view of the iDataPlex 2U chassis

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

Inside view of the iDataPlex dx360 M4
Figure 4. Inside view of the iDataPlex dx360 M4

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications

ComponentsSpecification
Form factorHalf-depth, 2U chassis with up to two planar trays.
Supported chassisIBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 2U chassis, type 7913.
ProcessorTwo Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 or E5-2600 v2 series processors; QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links speed up to 8.0 GTps. Hyper-Threading Technology and Turbo Boost Technology. Intel C602J (Patsburg-J) chipset. Up to 12 cores per processor. Core speeds up to 3.5 GHz. Integrated L3 cache up to 25 MB.
Memory cacheUp to 20 MB.
ChipsetIntel C600 Series.
MemoryUp to 16 DIMM sockets (8 DIMMs per processor) supporting DDR3 DIMMs. Four memory channels per processor (two DIMMs per channel).
For E5-2600-based systems: RDIMMs with memory speeds of 1600 MHz or 1333 MHz, or UDIMMS at 1333 MHz are supported.
For E5-2600 v2-based systems: RDIMMs with memory speeds of 1866 MHz or 1600 MHz, or UDIMMS at 1600 MHz are supported.
Memory maximumsFor E5-2600-based systems: Up to 512 GB with 16x 32 GB LRDIMMs and two processors.
For E5-2600 v2-based systems: Up to 256 GB with 16x 16 GB LRDIMMs and two processors.
Memory protectionECC, memory mirroring, and memory sparing.
Disk drive baysOne 3.5" simple-swap SATA or two 2.5" simple swap SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs, or four 1.8" simple-swap SSDs.
Maximum internal storage Up to 8.0 TB per 2U chassis using two 4TB 3.5-inch drives.
RAID supportTwo-port 6 Gbps PCIe 3.0 SATA controller with Intel C600 chipset. Optional RAID with supported 6Gbps RAID controllers.
Optical drive baysNo internal bays. Use an external USB drive such as the IBM and Lenovo part number 73P4515 or 73P4516.
Tape drive baysNo internal bays. Use an external USB drive.
Network interfacesTwo Gigabit Ethernet ports using onboard Intel I350 Gb Ethernet controller. Optionally, two FDR InfiniBand ports or two 10 GbE ports via a mezzanine card (which does not occupy a PCIe slot).
PCI Expansion slots One PCIe 3.0 x8 mezzanine slot supports 10 GbE or InfiniBand. Standard models include two riser cards, each riser providing one slot:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 - full-height/half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 - full-height/half-length
Use of both riser slots requires two CPUs to be installed. For CTO configurations, alternative risers can be used with PCIe chassis trays to provide GPU support.
With a GPGPU chassis tray installed in the chassis (one node per 2U chassis):
  • 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (for GPU or coprocessor) - full-height/full-length/double-wide
  • 2x PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 mechanical) - full-height/half-length
PortsOne RS232 serial port, one VGA port, one 1 Gbps RJ45 connector for dedicated systems management (wired to the IMM), a slot for the mezzanine card ports (SFP+ or 10BaseT RJ45 depending on the card), two 1 Gbps Ethernet ports, five USB 2.0 ports - four on the front of the server, one internal.
CoolingSupplied by the 2U chassis using four 80mm fans in the standard fan pack.
Power supplySupplied by the 2U chassis; 1 standard, 2 maximum; Options are 550 W, 750 W, or 900 W, all with 80 PLUS Platinum certification. When two are installed, they form a redundant pair. iDataPlex rack offers Direct Dock power cord connections for easy installation and removal. Chassis 7913-A2x includes one 900W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply (second supply optional).
Systems management UEFI, IBM Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) with Renesas SH7757 controller, Predictive Failure Analysis, Light Path Diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, IBM ServerGuide.
VideoMatrox G200eR2 video core with 16 MB DDR3 video memory integrated into the IMM2. Maximum resolution is 1600x1200 with 16M colors (32 bpp) at 75 Hz, or 1680x1050 with 16M colors at 60 Hz.
Security featuresPower-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module 1.2.
Operating systems supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2008, VMware vSphere Hypervisor.
Limited warranty 3-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5/NBD.
Service and supportOptional service upgrades are available through IBM ServicePacs®: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 8-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, remote technical support for IBM hardware and some IBM and OEM software.
Dimensions dx360 M4 server: Width: 444 mm (17.5"), height: 46 mm (1.8"), depth: 509 mm (20.0")
2U chassis: Width: 446 mm (17.6"), height: 87 mm (3.4"), depth: 555 mm (21.8")
Weightdx360 M4 weight: 6.7 kg (with 1 processor and 2 DIMMs)
2U chassis weight (no servers): 5.4 kg (shell without power supplies), 7.2 kg (with two power supplies)

The dx360 M4 servers are shipped with the following items:
  • Statement of Limited Warranty
  • Important Notices
  • Documentation CD that contains the Installation and User's Guide

Standard models

The following table lists the standard models.

Table 2. Standard models

Model Processor†
(2 maximum)
Memory and
speed
RAID
controller
Disk baysDisksNetworkOptical
Models announced March 2012
7912-22x2x Intel Xeon E5-2630L 6C
2.0GHz 15MB 1333MHz 60W
4x 8 GB 1333 MHz6 Gbps SATA1x 3.5” SS bayOpen2x GbENone
7912-42x2x Intel Xeon E5-2609 4C
2.40GHz 10MB 1066MHz 80W
4x 4 GB 1066 MHz6 Gbps SATA2x 2.5” or
4x 1.8” SS bays
Open2x GbE +
2x QDR*
None
7912-62x2x Intel Xeon E5-2660 8C
2.2GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W
4x 8 GB 1333 MHz6 Gbps SATA2x 2.5” or
4x 1.8” SS bays
Open2x GbE +
2x QDR*
None
Models announced September 2013
7912-13x2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2 6C
2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W
4x 4 GB 1600 MHz6 Gbps SATA1x 3.5” SS bayOpen2x GbENone
7912-63x2x Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 8C
2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 95W
4x 8 GB 1866 MHz6 Gbps SATA2x 2.5” or
4x 1.8” SS bays
Open2x GbENone
7912-83x2x Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 10C
2.5GHz 25MB 1866MHz 115W
4x 8 GB 1866 MHz6 Gbps SATA1x 3.5” SS bayOpen2x GbENone
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, power consumption.
* Models 42x and 62x include a Mellanox ConnectX-3 Dual Port QDR/FDR10 Mezzanine Card, 90Y6338, which installs in the dedicated mezzanine slot.

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

2U chassis configurations

The dx360 M4 is supported in the IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 2U chassis, type 7913. The standard chassis model is listed in the following table.

Table 3. Standard 2U chassis models

Model DescriptionFan pack
(std / max)
Power
(std / max)
Models announced March 2012
7913-A2xIBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 2U chassis1 (4x 80mm) / 11x 900 W / 2

The chassis ships with these:
  • Rail kit
  • AC power cord, 12A, IEC320 C14 to C13

One or two servers are supported in the 2U chassis depending on the whether a PCIe tray is attached:
  • Compute-intensive configurations

    For the highest compute performance, two servers are installed in one single 2U chassis. Each server can have:

    • Two PCIe 3.0 x16 full-height/half-length adapters (a total of four in the 2U chassis)
    • One 3.5" simple-swap SATA drive, or two 2.5" simple swap SAS/SATA HDDs, or SSDs, or four 1.8" simple-swap SSDs

    Figure 2 shows this chassis configuration.
  • GPU and coprocessor configurations

    The PCIe tray (feature code A1UH) attaches to a single dx360 M4 server and forms a 2U server that installs in the 2U chassis. With two 2U riser cards, the combined unit has the following expansions:

    • Two double-wide PCIe graphics cards in the upper half of the chassis, slots 3 and 4, each PCIe 3.0 x16 supporting full-height, full-length, double-width PCIe adapters
    • Two PCIe cards in the lower half of the chassis, slots 1 and 2, each PCIe 3.0 x8 supporting full-height, half-length PCIe adapters
    • Two disk bays on the left for either two 3.5-inch disk drives, four 2.5-inch disk drives, or eight 1.8-inch solid-state disks
Figure 5 shows the configuration with the PCIe tray.
    PCIe tray
    Figure 5. PCIe tray

    Each iDataPlex chassis provides a shared high-efficiency power supply and fans. The iDataPlex uses Direct Dock Power to power the nodes in the chassis. Industry standard power cords power each node, but the cords are attached to the rack in a fixed location. When you slide in the chassis, the power receptacle of the chassis simply connects to the power cord, which means that you do not have to access the rear of the rack to attach the power cord.

    Processor options

    The dx360 M4 supports the processor options listed in the following table.

    Table 4. Processor options

    Feature codeIntel Xeon processors*Where used
    Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 family (requires dx360 M4 base feature code A1T3)
    A1TEIntel Xeon Processor E5-2603 4C 1.8GHz 10MB Cache 1066MHz 80W-
    A1TGIntel Xeon Processor E5-2609 4C 2.40GHz 10MB Cache 1066MHz 80W42x
    A1THIntel Xeon Processor E5-2620 6C 2.0GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 95W-
    A1TJIntel Xeon Processor E5-2630 6C 2.3GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 95W-
    A1TSIntel Xeon Processor E5-2630L 6C 2.0GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 60W22x
    A1TFIntel Xeon Processor E5-2637 2C 3.0GHz 5MB Cache 1600MHz 80W-
    A1TKIntel Xeon Processor E5-2640 6C 2.5GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 95W-
    A2FVIntel Xeon Processor E5-2648L 8C 1.8GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 70W-
    A1TLIntel Xeon Processor E5-2650 8C 2.0GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 95W-
    A1TTIntel Xeon Processor E5-2650L 8C 1.8GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 70W-
    A1TRIntel Xeon Processor E5-2658 8C 2.1GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 95W-
    A1TMIntel Xeon Processor E5-2660 8C 2.2GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 95W62x
    A2FWIntel Xeon Processor E5-2665 8C 2.4GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 115W-
    A1TQIntel Xeon Processor E5-2667 6C 2.9GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 130W-
    A1TUIntel Xeon Processor E5-2670 8C 2.6GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 115W-
    A1TNIntel Xeon Processor E5-2680 8C 2.7GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 130W-
    A3MYIntel Xeon Processor E5-2690 8C 2.9GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 135W-
    * Processor detail: model, core speed, cores, L3 cache, memory speed, TDP power
    Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 family (requires dx360 M4 base feature code A4BV)
    A455Intel Xeon Processor E5-2603 v2 4C 1.8GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 80W-
    A456Intel Xeon Processor E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 80W-
    A45FIntel Xeon Processor E5-2618L v2 6C 2.0GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 50W-
    A3ZAIntel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 80W13x
    A45GIntel Xeon Processor E5-2628L v2 8C 2.2GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 70W-
    A457Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630 v2 6C 2.6GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 80W-
    A45DIntel Xeon Processor E5-2630L v2 6C 2.4GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 60W-
    A45AIntel Xeon Processor E5-2637 v2 4C 3.5GHz 15MB Cache 1866MHz 130W-
    A458Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v2 8C 2.0GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 95W-
    A45BIntel Xeon Processor E5-2643 v2 6C 3.5GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 130W-
    A45HIntel Xeon Processor E5-2648L v2 10C 2.0GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 70W-
    A40MIntel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v2 8C 2.6GHz 20MB Cache 1866MHz 95W63x
    A45EIntel Xeon Processor E5-2650L v2 10C 1.7GHz 25MB Cache 1600MHz 70W-
    A45JIntel Xeon Processor E5-2658 v2 10C 2.4GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 95W-
    A3ZBIntel Xeon Processor E5-2660 v2 10C 2.2GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 95W-
    A45CIntel Xeon Processor E5-2667 v2 8C 3.3GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 130W-
    A40NIntel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v2 10C 2.5GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 115W83x
    A3ZCIntel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v2 10C 2.8GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 115W-
    A459Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 v2 10C 3.0GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 130W-
    A3TZIntel Xeon Processor E5-2695 v2 12C 2.4GHz 30MB Cache 1866MHz 115W-
    A3TYIntel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v2 12C 2.7GHz 30MB Cache 1866MHz 130W-

    Memory options

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

    The dx360 M4 supports DDR3 memory. The server supports up to eight DIMMs when one processor is installed and up to 16 DIMMs when two processors are installed. Each processor has four memory channels, and there are two DIMMs per memory channel (2 DPC). Up to 16 LRDIMMs, RDIMMs or UDIMMs are supported (8 per processor).

    In the dx360 M4, the maximum memory speed of a configuration is the lower of the following two values:

    • The memory speed of the processor (See Table 4.)
    • The memory speed of the DIMM (See Table 5 or Table 6)

    The server supports both 1.5 V and 1.35 V DIMMs. Mixing 1.5 V and 1.35 V DIMMs in the same server is supported. In such a case all DIMMs operate at 1.5 V.

    The following memory protection technologies are supported:
    • ECC
    • Memory mirroring
    • Memory rank sparing

    If memory mirroring is used, then DIMMs must be installed in pairs (minimum of one pair per each CPU), and both DIMMs in a pair must be identical in type and size. If memory sparing is used, then DIMMs must be installed in sets of three, and all DIMMs in the same set must be identical in type and size.

    The following two tables lists memory options available for the dx360 M4 server. The first table is memory options for systems with E5-2600 processors. The second table is memory options for systems with E5-2600 v2 processors.

    Table 5. Memory options for systems with Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 family (requires dx360 M4 base feature code A1T3)
    Part
    number
    Feature
    code
    DescriptionMaximum
    supported
    Models
    where used
    UDIMMs
    49Y1403A0QS2GB (1x2GB, 1Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP UDIMM16-
    49Y140486484GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP UDIMM16-
    RDIMMs - 1333 MHz
    49Y140589402GB (1x2GB, 1Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM16-
    49Y140689414GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM1642x
    49Y139789238GB (1x8GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM1622x, 62x
    49Y1563A1QT16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM16-
    RDIMMs - 1600 MHz
    90Y3178A24L4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM16-
    90Y3109A2928GB (1x8GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM16-
    00D4968A2U516GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM16-
    LRDIMMs
    90Y3105A29132GB (1x32GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP LRDIMM16-

    Table 6. Memory options for systems with Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 family (requires dx360 M4 base feature code A4BV)
    Part numberFeature
    code
    DescriptionMaximum
    supported
    Models
    where used
    UDIMMs
    00D5012A3QB4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP UDIMM16-
    RDIMMs - 1600 MHz
    00D5024A3QE4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM16-
    46W0735A3ZD4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM1613x
    00D5036A3QH8GB (1x8GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM16-
    00D5044A3QK8GB (1x8GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM16-
    46W0672A3QM16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM16-
    RDIMMs - 1866 MHz
    00D5020A3QD4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM16-
    00D5028A3QF4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM16-
    00D5032A3QG8GB (1x8GB, 1Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM16-
    00D5040A3QJ8GB (1x8GB, 2Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM1663x, 83x
    00D5048A3QL16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM16-

    The following table shows the maximum memory speeds that are achievable for systems with E5-2600 processors based on the installed DIMMs and the number of DIMMs per channel. In the table, cells highlighted with a grey background indicate when the specific combination of DIMM voltage and number of DIMMs per channel still allows the DIMMs to operate at rated speed.

    Table 7. Maximum memory speeds for systems with Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 family (requires dx360 M4 base feature code A1T3)
    Part numberRanksDIMM
    capacity
    Rated speedRated
    voltage
    Maximum memory channel speed and
    voltage support by DIMM per channel
    1 DIMM per channel
    2 DIMMs per channel
    1.35 V1.5 V1.35 V1.5 V
    UDIMMs
    49Y140312 GB1333 MHz1.35V1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz
    49Y140424 GB1333 MHz1.35 V1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz
    RDIMMs - 1333 MHz
    49Y140512 GB1333 MHz1.35 V1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz
    49Y140614 GB1333 MHz1.35 V1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz
    49Y139728 GB1333 MHz1.35 V1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz
    49Y1563216 GB1333 MHz1.35 V1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz
    RDIMMs - 1600 MHz
    90Y317824 GB1600 MHz1.5 VNo support1600 MHzNo support1600 MHz
    90Y310928 GB1600 MHz1.5 VNo support1600 MHzNo support1600 MHz
    00D4968216 GB1600 MHz1.5 VNo support1600 MHzNo support1600 MHz
    LRDIMMs
    90Y3105432 GB1333 MHz1.35V1066 MHz1333 MHz1066 MHz1333 MHz

    The following table shows the maximum memory speeds that are achievable for systems with E5-2600 v2 processors based on the installed DIMMs and the number of DIMMs per channel. In the table, cells highlighted with a grey background indicate when the specific combination of DIMM voltage and number of DIMMs per channel still allows the DIMMs to operate at rated speed.

    Table 8. Maximum memory speeds for systems with Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 family (requires dx360 M4 base feature code A4BV)
    Part numberRanksDIMM
    capacity
    Rated speedRated
    voltage
    Maximum memory channel speed and
    voltage support by DIMM per channel
    1 DIMM per channel
    2 DIMMs per channel
    1.35 V1.5 V1.35 V1.5 V
    UDIMMs
    00D501224 GB1600 MHz1.35 V1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz
    RDIMMs - 1600 MHz
    00D502414 GB1600 MHz1.35 V1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz
    46W073524 GB1600 MHz1.35 V1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz
    00D503618 GB1600 MHz1.35 V1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz
    00D504428 GB1600 MHz1.35 V1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz
    46W0672216 GB1600 MHz1.35 V1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz
    RDIMMs - 1866 MHz
    00D502014 GB1866 MHz1.5 VNo support1866 MHzNo support1866 MHz
    00D502824 GB1866 MHz1.5 VNo support1866 MHzNo support1866 MHz
    00D503218 GB1866 MHz1.5 VNo support1866 MHzNo support1866 MHz
    00D504028 GB1866 MHz1.5 VNo support1866 MHzNo support1866 MHz
    00D5048216 GB1866 MHz1.5 VNo support1866 MHzNo support1866 MHz

    Internal storage

    As described in "Chassis configurations," the iDataPlex dx360 M4 server supports 3.5" simple-swap SATA drives, 2.5" simple-swap SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs, or 1.8" simple-swap SSDs. The number of drives supported depends on the configuration as listed in the following table. The table also lists the adapters supported for each drive configuration.

    Table 6. Drive type and RAID adapter support.

    ConfigurationDrive typeQuantity
    of drives
    Software RAID or no RAID
    Hardware RAID using ServeRAID adapter
    On board
    SATA
    With IBM 6 Gb
    Performance
    HBA
    With
    H1110
    With
    M1115
    Compute-intensive3.5" SS SATA1YesNoNoNo
    2.5" SS SATA2YesNoYesYes
    2.5" SS SAS2NoNoYesYes
    2.5" SS SSD2NoYesNoNo
    1.8" SS SSD4NoYesNoNo
    GPGPU3.5" SS SATA2YesNoYesYes
    2.5" SS SATA4NoNoNoYes
    2.5" SS SAS4NoNoNoYes
    2.5" SS SSD4NoYesNoNo
    1.8" SS SSD8NoYesNoNo

    Controllers for internal storage

    The following table lists the RAID controllers and additional options used for internal disk storage of the dx360 M4 server.

    Table 7. RAID controllers for internal storage

    Part numberFeature codeDescription
    81Y4492A1XLIBM ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller
    81Y4448A1MZIBM ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller
    81Y4481A1WWIBM ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller
    46M09075982IBM 6Gb SAS HBA
    46M09123876IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA

    The ServeRAID H1110 adapter has the following specifications:
    • Four internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports.
    • One x4 mini-SAS internal connector (SFF-8087).
    • 6 Gbps throughput per port.
    • Based on LSI SAS2004 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller.
    • x4 PCI Express 2.0 host interface.
    • Supports RAID 0, 1, 1E, and 10.
    • SAS and SATA drives are supported, but the mixing of SAS and SATA in the same integrated volume is not supported.
    • Supports up to two integrated volumes.
    • Supports up to two global hot-spare drives.
    • Supports drive sizes greater than 2 TB for RAID 0, 1E, and 10 (not RAID 1).
    • Fixed stripe size of 64 KB.

    The IBM ServeRAID M1115 adapter has the following specifications:
    • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
    • Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
    • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
    • Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M1100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
    • 6 Gbps throughput per port
    • PCIe x8 Gen 3 host interface
    • Based on the LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps ROC controller

    The IBM ServeRAID M5110 adapter has the following specifications:
    • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
    • Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
    • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
    • Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M5100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
    • Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
    • Supports 512 MB battery-backed cache or 512 MB or 1 TB flash-backed cache
    • 6 Gbps throughput per port
    • PCIe x8 Gen 3 host interface
    • Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps ROC controller

    The IBM 6Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter has the following specifications:
    • Four internal SATA connectors
    • One external SAS x4 connector (SFF-8088)
    • PCI Express x8 2.0 host interface
    • SAS Controller: LSI SAS2008
    • 6 Gbps per port data transfer rate
    • MD2 small form factor
    • High performance I/O Processor: PowerPC® 440 @ 533 MHz
    • RAID levels : None (uses RAID as provided by external disk enclosures)
    • Maximum endpoint devices: 512

    The IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA has the following specifications:
    • Two internal mini-SAS x4 connectors (SFF-8087)
    • PCI Express x8 2.0 host interface
    • SAS Controller: LSI SAS2008
    • 6 Gbps per port data transfer rate
    • MD2 small form factor
    • High performance I/O Processor: PowerPC 440 @ 533MHz
    • RAID levels : None (uses RAID as provided by external disk enclosures)
    • Maximum endpoint devices: 256

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

    Internal drive options

    The following table lists hard drive options for internal disk storage of dx360 M4 server.

    Table 8. Disk drive options for internal disk storage

    Part numberFeature codeDescription
    3.5" Simple-Swap NL SATA HDDs
    49Y6012A3WAIBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
    81Y9814A22VIBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
    81Y9810A22WIBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
    81Y9806A22XIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
    81Y9802A22UIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
    2.5" Simple-Swap 10K SAS
    00AD080A4CGIBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' SS HDD
    81Y9654A24HIBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD
    49Y20275435IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD
    49Y19915427IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD
    2.5" Simple-Swap 15K SAS
    81Y9674A24JIBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD
    49Y19965426IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD
    2.5" Simple-Swap SAS-SSD Hybrid Drives
    00AD107A4G8IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2SS Hybrid
    2.5" Simple-Swap NL SATA HDDs
    81Y9742A1P2IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF SS HDD
    81Y9738A1P0IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF SS HDD
    81Y9734A1NYIBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF SS HDD
    2.5" Simple-Swap SSDs - Enterprise
    41Y8361A4FRS3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
    41Y8356A4FPS3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
    41Y8351A4FMS3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
    49Y6200A4GJIBM 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
    49Y6154A3F1IBM 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
    49Y6149A3EZIBM 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
    49Y6144A3EXIBM 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
    00W1130A3HSIBM 100GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
    2.5" Simple-Swap SSDs - Enterprise Value
    00AJ020A4KRS3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
    00AJ025A4KSS3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
    00AJ030A4KTS3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
    00AJ035A4KUS3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
    00AJ040A4KVS3500 80GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
    49Y5849A3ATIBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
    49Y5854A3AVIBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
    90Y8663A2UCIBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
    90Y8668A2UBIBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
    1.8" Simple-Swap SSDs
    43W77265428IBM 50GB SATA 1.8" MLC SSD

    For information about solid state drives, see the IBM Redbooks at-a-glance guide Solid State Drives for IBM BladeCenter® and System x servers, available from:
    http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0792.html?Open

    Internal tape drives

    The server does not support internal tape drive options.

    Optical drives

    The server does not support internal optical drive options. Instead, use an external USB drive, such as the IBM and Lenovo part number 73P4515 or 73P4516.

    GPU and coprocessor adapters

    The dx360 M4 supports GPU adapters and coprocessors when the PCIe tray is attached, as described in "Chassis configurations." The following table lists the supported adapters.

    The operating systems supported by each GPU and coprocessor adapter is listed in the Supported operating systems section.

    Table 9. GPU and coprocessor support

    Part numberFeature
    code
    DescriptionMaximum
    supported
    00J6162A3GPIntel Xeon Phi 7120P2
    00J6163A3GQIntel Xeon Phi 5110P2
    00J6164A3J7NVIDIA Tesla K202
    00J6165A3J8NVIDIA Tesla K20X2
    00J6160A3GMNVIDIA VGX K12
    00J6161A3GNNVIDIA VGX K22
    00D4192A36SNVIDIA Tesla K102
    94Y5960A1R4NVIDIA Tesla M2090, 6 GB GDDR52
    90Y6492A105NVIDIA Tesla M2070Q2
    94Y5958A1R3NVIDIA Quadro 5000, 2.5 GB GDDR52

    Network adapters

    The dx360 M4 offers two Gigabit Ethernet ports with the following features:

    • Intel I350 Gb Ethernet controller
    • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet interface for 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 10BASE-T applications (802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab)
    • IPv6 Offloads: Checksum, LSO
    • Wake on LAN support
    • Virtualization: I/OAT, VMDq (8 queues per port), SR-IOV (PCI SIG compliant)
    • 16 TX & 16 RX queues per port
    • Supports MSI-X
    • Supports SGMII, SCTP, NC-SI
    • Supports IEEE 1588 (TimeSynch) per packet
    • Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet

    The iDataPlex dx360 M4 server also supports an additional mezzanine card with a dedicated PCIe x8 slot at the front of the chassis, as shown in Figure 2. The supported adapters are listed in the following table.

    Table 10. Mezzanine adapters
    Part numberFeature codeDescription
    10 Gb Ethernet Mezzanine Card
    90Y6454A22HQLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA for IBM System x
    90Y5179A2TFQlogic Embedded VFA FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x (FoD)
    90Y6456*A22J*Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA III for IBM System x
    49Y7980A3JSIntel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM System x
    49Y7990A3JTIntel X540 Dual Port 10GBase-T Embedded Adapter for IBM System x
    InfiniBand Mezzanine Card
    90Y6338A24FMellanox ConnectX-3 2-port QDR/FDR-10 Mezzanine Adapter
    00D4143A36RIBM Dual Port FDR Embedded Adapter
    * Not supported in systems with Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors.

    Table 11. Network adapters
    Part numberFeature codeDescription
    10 Gb Ethernet
    42C18201637Brocade 10 Gb Dual-port CNA for IBM System x
    49Y7950*A18Z*Emulex 10 GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM System x
    95Y3762*A2U1*Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA III for IBM System x
    49Y7960A2ECIntel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x
    49Y7970A2EDIntel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x
    00D9690A3PMMellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter for IBM System x
    81Y9990A1M4Mellanox ConnectX-2 Dual Port 10GbE Adapter for IBM System x
    90Y4600A3MRQLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA for IBM System x
    42C18005751QLogic 10 Gb Dual Port CNA for IBM System x
    47C9952A47HSolarflare SFN5162F MR Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x
    47C9960A47JSolarflare SFN6122F LL Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x
    Gigabit Ethernet
    90Y9370A2V4Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x
    90Y9352A2V3Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x
    49Y42305767Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for IBM System x
    49Y42405768Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for IBM System x
    42C17802995NetXtreme II 1000 Express Dual Port Ethernet Adapter
    InfiniBand
    00D9550A3PNMellanox ConnectX-3 FDR VPI IB/E Adapter for IBM System x
    * Not supported in systems with Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors.

    Storage host bus adapters

    The following table lists storage HBAs supported by the dx360 M4 server.

    Table 12. Storage adapters

    Part numberFeature codeDescription
    Fibre Channel - 16 Gb
    81Y1675A2XVBrocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
    81Y1668A2XUBrocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
    81Y1662A2W6Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
    81Y1655A2W5Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
    00Y3341A3KXQLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
    00Y3337A3KWQLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
    Fibre Channel - 8 Gb
    46M60493589Brocade 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
    46M60503591Brocade 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
    42D04853580Emulex 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
    42D04943581Emulex 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
    42D05013578QLogic 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
    42D05103579QLogic 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
    Fibre Channel - 4 Gb
    42C20711699Emulex 4Gb FC Dual-Port PCI-E HBA for IBM System x
    42C20691698Emulex 4Gb FC Single-Port PCI-E HBA for IBM System x
    39R65273568QLogic 4Gb FC Dual-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x
    39R65253567QLogic 4Gb FC Single-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x
    SAS
    46M09075982IBM 6 Gb SAS HBA Controller

    PCIe SSD adapters

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

    Table 13. High IOPS SSD adapters

    Part
    number
    Feature
    code
    DescriptionMaximum
    supported
    46C9078A3J3IBM 365GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter2
    46C9081A3J4IBM 785GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter2
    90Y4377A3DYIBM 1.2TB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter2
    90Y4397A3DZIBM 2.4TB High IOPS MLC Duo Adapter2
    90Y4361A3MZIBM 300GB High IOPS MLC Modular Adapter2
    90Y4365A3N0IBM 600GB High IOPS MLC Modular Adapter2
    90Y4369A3N1IBM 800GB High IOPS MLC Modular Adapter2
    90Y4373A3N2IBM 300GB High IOPS SLC Modular Adapter2

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

    Power supplies

    The IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 2U chassis, type 7913, supports up to two redundant hot-plug power supplies, providing N+N redundancy. These High Efficiency (HE) Platinum AC power supplies are 80 PLUS Platinum certified to allow for the best efficiency values of your data center. Power supplies support 100 - 240 V. The following table lists the power supplies.

    Table 14. Power supplies

    Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMax quantity
    supported
    Chassis model
    where used
    94Y5975A22MIBM System x 550W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply2-
    94Y5974A1G8IBM System x 750W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply2-
    94Y5973A1G7IBM System x 900W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply2A2x

    The power supply options support the following configuration maximums:

    IBM System x 550W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply:
    • Processors with TDP of 70 W or less
    • Two processors
    • Eight UDIMMs
    • Any drive configurations
    • PCIe slots (no PCIe tray support)
    • 1+1 redundant (second power supply is redundant)

    IBM System x 750W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply:
    • Processors with TDP of 80 W or less
    • Two processors
    • 16 DIMMs
    • Any drive configurations
    • PCIe slots (no PCIe tray support)
    • 1+1 redundant (second power supply is redundant)

    IBM System x 900W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply:
    • All processors
    • Two processors
    • 16 DIMMs
    • Any drive configurations
    • PCIe slots and PCIe tray support
    • 1+1 redundant (second power supply is redundant)

    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 15. Virtualization options

    Part numberFeature
    code
    DescriptionMaximum
    supported
    41Y8300A2VCIBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.01
    41Y8307A383IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.0 Update11
    41Y8311A2R3IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.11
    41Y8382A4WZIBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 11
    41Y8385A584IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.51
    41Y8298A2G0IBM Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads1

    Remote management

    The server contains IBM Integrated Management Module II (IMM2), 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 IMM2 lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. Optionally, the IMM2 also provides a virtual presence capability for remote server management capabilities.

    The IMM2 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 optional virtual media key is required to enable the remote presence and blue-screen capture features. The remote presence feature provides the following functions:
    • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors, 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 IMM2 memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive

    The blue-screen capture feature captures the video display contents before the IMM2 restarts the server when the IMM2 detects an operating-system hang condition. A system administrator can use the blue-screen capture to assist in determining the cause of the hang condition. The following table lists the remote management option.

    Table 16. Remote management option
    Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity supported
    90Y3901IBM Integrated Management Module II Advanced Upgrade1

    Supported operating systems

    The dx360 M4 with E5-2600 v2 processors supports the following operating systems:

    • Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008
    • 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
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
    • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
    • VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi)
    • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)
    • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)

    The dx360 M4 with E5-2600 processors supports the following operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 IBM 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

    The supported GPU and coprocessor adapters can be used with the operating systems as listed in the following table:

    Table 17. Operating system support for GPU and coprocessor adapters
    Operating system
    NVIDIA Quadro 5000
    NVIDIA Tesla M2070Q
    NVIDIA Tesla M2090
    NVIDIA Tesla K10
    NVIDIA Tesla K20
    NVIDIA Tesla K20X
    NVIDIA Grid K1
    NVIDIA Grid K2
    Intel Xeon Phi 5110P
    Intel Xeon Phi 7120P
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    N
    N
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    N
    N
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition (SP2)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    N
    N
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition (SP2)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    N
    N
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition (SP2)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    N
    N
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition (SP2)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    N
    N
    Microsoft HPC Server 2008
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T (SP2)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    N
    N
    Y
    Y
    SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 w/ Xen for AMD64/EM64T (SP1)
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T (SP4)
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition (U4)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    N
    N
    Y
    Y
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition (U9)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    N
    N
    N
    N
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server w/ Xen x64 Edition
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.1 (U1)
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    Y
    Y
    N
    N
    VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.0
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    VMware ESXi 4.1
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N

    Physical and electrical specifications

    dx360 M4:
    • Width: 444 mm (17.5")
    • Height: 46 mm (1.8")
    • Depth: 509 mm (20.0")
    • Weight: 6.7 kg (with 1 processor and 2 DIMMs)

    dx360 M4 2U chassis dimensions:
    • Width: 446 mm (17.6")
    • Height: 87 mm (3.4")
    • Depth: 555 mm (21.8")
    • Weight: 5.4 kg (shell without power supplies), 7.2 kg (with two power supplies)

    Supported environment

    Temperature:
    • Server powered on: 5 - 40 °C (50 - 104 °F)
    • Server powered off: 5 - 45 °C (50 - 113 °F)

    Relative humidity: 10 - 80%

    Electrical requirements
    • Models with 900 W power supplies:
      • 100 - 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 7.8 A
      • 200 - 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 3.8 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.12 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 1.04 kVA
    • Models with 750 W power supplies:
      • 100 - 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 5.3 A
      • 200 - 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 2.6 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.12 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 0.86 kVA
    • Models with 550 W power supplies:
      • 100 - 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 5.3 A
      • 200 - 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 2.6 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.12 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 0.63 kVA
    BTU output
    • Minimum configuration: 348 Btu/hr (120 watts)
    • Maximum configuration: 3013 Btu/hr (1040 watts)

    Noise level
    • 5.7 bels (idle)

      Warranty options

      The IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 has a 3-year onsite warranty with 9x5/next business day terms. IBM offers the warranty service upgrades through IBM ServicePacs, discussed in this section. The IBM 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.

      IBM 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 IBM ServicePac offerings available in your country visit the IBM ServicePac Product Selector here:

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

      The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.

      Table 18. Warranty service definitions

      TermDescription
      IBM onsite repair (IOR)A 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 IBM 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 IBM 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 IBM 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 IBM holidays.

      In general, these are the types of IBM ServicePacs:
      • 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 2 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 Director

      Regulatory compliance

      The server conforms to the following international standards:

      • Energy Star 2.0
      • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
      • Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class A
      • UL/IEC 60950-1
      • CSA C22.2 No. 69950-1-03
      • NOM-019
      • Argentina IEC60950-1
      • Japan VCCI, Class A
      • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22:2006, Class A
      • IEC-60950-1:2001 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
      • Taiwan BSMI CNS 13438, Class A; CNS 14336
      • China CCC (4943.1-2011), GB 9254-2008 Class A, GB 17625.1:2003
      • Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
      • Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1, GOST R 51318.22-99, GOST R 51318.24-99, GOST R 51317.3.2-2006, GOST R 51317.3.3-99
      • IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
      • CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)
      • CISPR 22, Class A
      • TUV-GS (EN60950-1 /IEC60950-1,EK1-ITB2000)

      Rack cabinets

      The dx360 M4 and the iDataPlex dx360 M4 2U chassis are designed to be installed in the IBM System x iDataPlex Rack, machine type 7825. This 100U rack (50U in each half) was specifically designed with a reduced depth to meet high-density data center requirements. It allows infrastructure components, such as switches and power distribution units, to be installed into the rack in vertical pockets without sacrificing valuable server space. The following figure shows the iDataPlex Rack.

      IBM System x iDataPlex Rack, machine type 7825
      Figure 6. IBM System x iDataPlex Rack, machine type 7825

      The following figure compares the footprint of the iDataPlex rack with enterprise racks.

      Comparing the footprint of the iDataPlex rack with enterprise racks
      Figure 7. Comparing the footprint of the iDataPlex rack with enterprise racks

      The iDataPlex dx360 M4 2U chassis can be installed in the iDataPlex rack or a standard enterprise rack. Rail kits are listed in the following table.

      Table 19. Rail kits

      Part numberFeature codeDescription
      90Y6333A1U9Rail kit, iDataPlex rack with Direct Dock Power cord mounting
      90Y6334A1UBRail kit, iDataPlex rack (without Direct Dock Power)
      90Y6335A1UARail kit, Standard rack

      Direct Dock Power is an innovative way to connect power cords to servers. The power cords are industry standard cables, but each is attached to the rack in a fixed location. When you slide in the chassis, the power receptacle of the chassis simply connects to the power cord, which means that you do not have to access the rear of the rack to attach the power cord.

      The following figure shows the Direct Dock Power mounting.

      Direct Dock Power
      Figure 8. Direct Dock Power

      With the standard rack rail kit, 90Y6335, the rack is supported in the enterprise racks listed in the following table.

      Table 20. Rack cabinets
      Part numberDescription
      7825IBM System x iDataPlex Rack
      201886XIBM 11U Office Enablement Kit
      93072PXIBM 25U Static S2 Standard Rack
      93072RXIBM 25U Standard Rack
      93074RXIBM 42U Standard Rack
      93074XXIBM 42U Standard Rack Extension
      93084EXIBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
      93084PXIBM 42U Enterprise Rack
      93604EXIBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack
      93604PXIBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Rack
      93614EXIBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
      93614PXIBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack
      93624EXIBM 47U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
      93624PXIBM 47U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack
      99564RXIBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Rack
      99564XXIBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Expansion Rack

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

      IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger

      IBM offers an alternative to standard air cooling systems with the IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger (part number 43V6048). The Rear Door Heat eXchanger replaces the existing rear door of an iDataPlex rack and provides an extremely efficient water-based cooling solution. The exchanger dissipates heat generated by all servers and provides the data center with cooling at the most efficient place, which is immediately behind the exhaust of the system fans.

      The Rear Door Heat eXchanger has the following specifications:

      • Dimensions:
        • Width: 1190 mm (46.9 in.)
        • Depth: 120 mm (4.7 in.)
        • Height: 1995 mm (78.5 in.)

        The heat exchanger adds 127 mm (5 in.) to iDataPlex Rack depth if the casters are removed.
      • Doorway dimensions:
        • Minimum height: 2020 mm (79.5 in.)
        • Recommended height: 2057 mm (81 in.)
      • Weight:
        • 77 kg (170 lb) empty
        • 91 kg (200 lb) full, with water

      Depending on conditions, the Rear Door Heat eXchanger can extract all heat produced by equipment using 30 kWh of energy (while operating at 90 - 94% of the door’s maximum efficiency). The Rear Door Heat eXchanger does not use electricity.

      Rack options

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

      Table 21. Rack options

      Part numberDescription
      Monitor kits and keyboard trays
      172317X1U 17in Flat Panel Console Kit
      172319X1U 19in Flat Panel Console Kit
      Console switches
      1754D2XIBM Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
      1754D1XIBM Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
      1754A2XIBM Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
      1754A1XIBM Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
      Console cables
      43V6147IBM Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)
      39M2895IBM USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO)
      39M2897IBM Long KVM Conversion Option (4 Pack Long KCO)
      46M5383IBM Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
      46M5382IBM Serial Conversion Option (SCO)

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

      External disk storage expansion

      Currently, the server does not support external storage expansion units such as the EXP3000. It can, however, be attached to supported external storage systems such as the DS3500 series, using the supported HBAs listed in the next section.

      External disk storage systems

      The following table lists the external storage systems that are supported by the server and can be ordered through System x sales channel. The server may support other IBM 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 22. External disk storage systems

      Part numberDescription
      1746A2D IBM System Storage DS3512 Express Dual Controller Storage System
      1746A2S IBM System Storage DS3512 Express Single Controller Storage System
      1746A4D IBM System Storage DS3524 Express Dual Controller Storage System
      1746A4S IBM System Storage DS3524 Express Single Controller Storage System
      181494HIBM System Storage DS3950 Model 94
      181498HIBM System Storage DS3950 Model 98
      181492HIBM System Storage EXP395 Expansion Unit
      1746A2EIBM System Storage EXP3512 Express Storage™ Expansion Unit
      1746A4EIBM System Storage EXP3524 Express Storage Expansion Unit

      For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Storage Systems 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 23. 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
      46C5364 IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - Internal USB 160 GB Bundle
      46C5387 IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - Internal USB 320 GB Bundle
      46C5388 IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - Internal USB 500 GB Bundle
      46C5399IBM DDS Generation 5 USB Tape Drive
      39M5636 IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive
      43W8478IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 SAS Tape Drive
      44E8895IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 SAS Tape Drive
      49Y9898IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 Internal SAS Tape Drive
      External backup units*
      362516XIBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - External USB 160 GB Bundle
      362532XIBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - External USB 320 GB Bundle
      362550XIBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - External USB 500 GB Bundle
      3628L3XIBM Half High LTO Gen 3 External SAS Tape Drive (with US line cord)
      3628L4XIBM Half High LTO Gen 4 External SAS Tape Drive (with US line cord)
      3628L5X IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (with US line cord)
      3628N3XIBM Half High LTO Gen 3 External SAS Tape Drive (without line cord)
      3628N4XIBM Half High LTO Gen 4 External SAS Tape Drive (without line cord)
      3628N5XIBM Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (without line cord)
      3580S3VSystem Storage TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model H3V
      3580S4VSystem Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model H4V
      3580S5ESystem Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express Model H5S
      3580S5XSystem Storage TS2350 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 IBM 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 IBM Redbooks 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 IBM System Networking listed in the following table.

      Table 24. IBM System Networking - Top-of-rack switches

      Part numberDescription
      IBM System Networking - 1 Gb top-of-rack switches
      0446013IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000R
      7309CFCIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000F
      7309CD8IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000DC
      7309G52IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8052R
      730952FIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8052F
      427348EIBM Ethernet Switch J48E
      6630010Juniper Networks EX2200 24 Port
      6630011Juniper Networks EX2200 24 Port with PoE
      6630012Juniper Networks EX2200 48 Port
      6630013Juniper Networks EX2200 48 Port with PoE
      IBM System Networking - 10 Gb top-of-rack switches
      7309DRXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front)
      7309DFXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264CS (Front to Rear)
      7309BD5IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124DC
      7309BR6IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124ER
      7309BF7IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124EF
      7309G64IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264R
      730964FIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264F
      7309CR9IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264TR
      7309CF9IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264TF
      0719410Juniper Networks EX4500 - Front to Back Airflow
      0719420Juniper Networks EX4500 - Back to Front Airflow
      IBM System Networking - 40 Gb top-of-rack switches
      8036BRXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8332 (Rear to Front)
      8036BFXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8332 (Front to Rear)
      8036ARXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8316R
      8036AFXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8316F

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

      Additional edge switches are offered as part of the IBM Intelligent Cluster™ program, as listed in the following table.

      Table 25. Switches in the IBM Intelligent Cluster program
      Feature codeDescription
      1 Gb top-of-rack switches
      2733Cisco 2960G-48TC-L (48 port, Layer 2)
      Not availableJuniper EX4200 (48 port, Layer 2/3)
      6941SMC 8126L2 (26 port, Layer 2)
      6673SMC 8150L2 (50 port, Layer 2)
      10 Gb top-of-rack switches
      A1M6Cisco 3750X-48T-L (48 port, Layer 2/3)

      Uninterruptible power supply units

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

      Table 26. Uninterruptible power supply units

      Part numberDescription
      Rack-mounted UPS
      21304RX IBM UPS 10000XHV
      53951AXIBM 1500VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
      53951KXIBM 1500VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (230V)
      53952AXIBM 2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
      53952KXIBM 2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (230V)
      53953AX IBM 3000VA LCD 3U Rack UPS (100 V/120 V)
      53953JX IBM 3000VA LCD 3U Rack UPS (200 V/208 V)
      53956AX IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS (200 V/208 V)
      53956KX IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS (230 V)
      53959KXIBM 11000VA LCD 5U Rack UPS (200V/208V/230V)

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

      Power distribution units

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

      Table 27. Power distribution units

      Part numberDescription
      Switched and Monitored PDUs
      46M4002 IBM 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Active Energy Manager DPI® PDU
      46M4003 IBM 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Active Energy Manager 60A 3 Phase PDU
      46M4004 IBM 1U 12 C13 Active Energy Manager DPI PDU
      46M4005 IBM 1U 12 C13 Active Energy Manager 60A 3 Phase PDU
      46M4167IBM 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A 3 Phase PDU
      46M4116IBM 0U 24 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A PDU
      46M4119IBM 0U 24 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A PDU
      46M4134IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 50A 3 Phase PDU
      46M4137IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A 3 Phase PDU
      Enterprise PDUs
      71762MX IBM Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 PDU+ (WW)
      71762NX IBM Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 PDU (WW)
      71763MU IBM Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 3 Phase 60A PDU+ (NA)
      71763NU IBM Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 3 Phase 60A PDU (NA)
      39M2816IBM 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
      46M4122IBM 0U 24 C13 16A 3 Phase PDU
      46M4125 IBM 0U 24 C13 30A 3 Phase PDU
      46M4128 IBM 0U 24 C13 30A PDU
      46M4131IBM 0U 24 C13 32A PDU
      46M4140 IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 60A 3 Phase PDU
      46M4143IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 32A 3 Phase PDU

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

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