IBM System x3500 M3 (Withdrawn)

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Abstract

The IBM System x3500 M3 delivers performance and reliability for demanding distributed environments that rely on 24x7 availability and uptime of mission-critical applications. With dual-socket computing power and support for up to 8-core processor performance at lower per-core power consumption, the x3500 M3 offers leading-edge capacity, maximum high-speed I/O scalability, and reliability.

Note: The x3500 M3 has been withdrawn from marketing and is no longer available for ordering from IBM. Consider the x3500 M4 as a suitable replacement.

Contents


Table of contents


Introduction

The IBM System x3500 M3 delivers performance and reliability for demanding distributed environments that rely on 24x7 availability and uptime of mission-critical applications. With dual-socket computing power and support for up to 6-core processor performance at lower per-core power consumption, the x3500 M3 offers leading-edge capacity, maximum high-speed I/O scalability, and reliability.

Figure 1 shows the IBM System x3500 M3.

The IBM System x3500 M3
Figure 1. The IBM System x3500 M3

Did you know

Models of the x3500 M3 offer impressive scalability, including dual-processor support, up to 192 GB of memory, and the capability to expand internal storage up to 12 TB with 24 high-performance 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS HDDs. Comprehensive systems management tools, Predictive Failure analysis, and the ability to control resources from a single point make it easy to deploy, integrate, service, and manage.

Key features

The challenge of a high-performance business is to do more with less—serve more Web pages, handle more secure connections, support more email users. You need to reduce the costs of doing business and improve the service you deliver to your customers while lowering your overall risk. The dual-socket IBM System x3500 M3 can reduce your costs with its energy-smart design. It can improve service with reduced operational complexity and increased management functionality. It will lower your IT risk with the resiliency that comes from having no single point of failure. And like all IBM servers, the x3500 M3 offers you the trust that comes from IBM global reach, service, and support.

Performance

The x3500 M3 offers numerous features to boost performance and reduce costs:

  • Up to two 6-core Xeon 5600 series processors offering superior performance. Xeon 5600 series processors offer up to 54% better performance than the previous generation 5500 series processors (workload dependent).
  • 16 DIMMs of registered 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC memory provide speed, high availability, and a memory capacity of up to 192 GB.
  • High-performance 6 Gbps SAS RAID controllers and 15K RPM 6 Gbps SAS disk drives in a variety of capacities to suit your local storage requirements.
  • 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 20,000 I/O operations per second (IOPS) whereas a typical HDD handles fewer than 500 IOPS.

Flexibility and scalability

The x3500 M3 has the ability to grow with your application requirements with these features:
  • A choice of 4-core or 6-core processors with clock rates from 1.6 GHz to 3.6 GHz.
  • 16 DIMM sockets allowing memory expansion of up to 192 GB.
  • Up to two redundant hot-swap 920 W AC power supplies.
  • Seven USB 2.0 ports available - two front, four rear, and one internal for an embedded hypervisor.
  • The tower chassis can be converted to a 5U rack-mount chassis with the optional tower-to-rack conversion kit.
  • Storage bay flexibility: Up to 24 hot-swap 2.5" drive bays for SAS or SATA HDDs, or solid-state drives (intermixing supported) in addition to a bay for an internal optical drive.
  • Direct-attach SAS storage with the EXP2512, EXP2524, and EXP3000 storage enclosures is supported. IBM System Storage servers, including network-attached storage (NAS), and iSCSI or Fibre Channel-attached storage, can also be attached.
  • Up to eight PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 I/O slots for increased network or storage connectivity. Optional PCI-X slots for specialized adapters.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3500 M3:
  • The x3500 M3 includes an Integrated Management Module (IMM) to monitor server availability, perform Predictive Failure Analysis, and trigger IBM Systems Director alerts.
  • An optional Virtual Media Key enables additional systems management capabilities, including web-based out-of-band remote control (keyboard video and mouse), remote optical drive support, Windows “blue screen” error capture, and support for LDAP and SSL protocols.
  • Text Console Redirection support allows the administrator to remotely view x3500 M3 text messages over Serial or LAN connections.
  • Integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) next-generation BIOS. New capabilities include:
    • Human readable event logs — no more beep codes.
    • Complete out-of-band coverage by the Advance Settings Utility to simplify remote setup.
    • A complete setup solution, allowing adapter configuration functions to be moved into UEFI.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support.
  • Industry-standard AES NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 support alerts IBM Systems Director to anomalous environmental factors, such as voltage and thermal conditions. It also supports highly secure remote power control using data encryption.
  • IBM Systems Director is included for proactive systems management. IBM Systems Director comes with a portfolio of tools, including IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, IBM Service and Support Manager, and others. IBM Systems Director also offers extended systems management tools for additional server management and increased availability. When a problem is encountered, IBM Systems Director can issue administrator alerts via email, pager, and other methods.
  • 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 System x3500 M3 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:
  • The x3500 M3 servers offer Chipkill ECC memory protection (when using x4 DIMMs). Chipkill memory is up to 16 times better than standard ECC memory at correcting memory errors. This can help reduce downtime caused by memory errors.
  • The server offers memory mirroring for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
  • The server supports up to two redundant hot-swap 920 W AC power supplies.
  • Toolless cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as HDDs and memory. Similarly, the Virtual Media Key and the ServeRAID controller can be installed and replaced without tools. This means less time (and therefore less money) spent servicing the x3500 M3.
  • The server offers hot-swap and redundant fan modules and power supplies and hot-swap disk drives (redundant when implemented in conjuction with a RAID controller). These features mean greater system uptime.
  • Toolless slides ship with the server, together with a cable management arm (CMA), that allows the rack server to easily slide into place.
  • A light path diagnostics panel and individual light path LEDs quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components. This simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • The three-year (parts and labor) limited onsite warranty provides peace of mind and greater investment protection than a one-year warranty does.

Energy efficiency

The System x3500 M3 has an energy-efficient design with features including the following:
  • Low-voltage processors draw less energy and produce less waste heat than high-voltage processors, thus helping to reduce data center energy costs. Available 4-core Xeon 5600 series processors use only 40 W and 6-core processors consume as little as 60 W.
  • Optional solid-state drives (SSDs) use only 2 W of power per drive, compared to 9 - 10 W for 2.5-inch HDDs. This is as much as 80% less power than a 2.5-inch HDD would use, with a corresponding reduction in heat output that further improves the overall bottom line.
  • Support for 1.35 V low-voltage DDR3 memory DIMMs that consume 20% less energy.
  • Energy-efficient components, including low-voltage transistors and voltage regulator modules, and power supplies that are up to 90% efficient.
  • The x3500 M3 uses hexagonal ventilation holes in the chassis. Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system chassis. This ultimately results in reduced operational costs.
  • An altimeter works in conjunction with the IMM to govern fan rotation based on the readings that it delivers. This saves money under normal conditions because the fans do not have to spin at high speed.

Locations of key components and connectors

Figures 2 and 3 show the front and rear of the server.

Front view of the IBM System x3500 M3
Figure 2. Front view of the IBM System x3500 M3

Rear view of the IBM System x3500 M3
Figure 3. Rear view of the IBM System x3500 M3

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

Inside view of the IBM System x3500 M3
Figure 4. Inside view of the IBM System x3500 M3

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications

ComponentSpecification
Form factorTower or 5U Rack.
ProcessorUp to two six-core (up to 3.46 GHz) or quad-core (up to 3.6 GHz) Intel Xeon 5600 series processors with QuickPath Interconnect technology up to 6.4 GT/s, and up to 1333 MHz memory speed. Supports specific Quad-core Intel Xeon 5500 series processors via Configure-To-Order (CTO).
Memory cacheUp to 12 MB L3 for Xeon 5600 processors. Up to 8 MB L3 for Xeon 5500 processors.
ChipsetIntel 5520.
MemoryUp to 16 DIMM sockets (eight DIMMs per processor). Up to 192 GB with 16 GB DDR3 RDIMMs and 12 populated DIMM slots (up to 96 GB with six DIMMs per processor), or up to 48 GB with 4 GB DDR3 UDIMMs and 12 populated DIMM slots (up to 24 GB with six DIMMs per processor).
Memory protectionECC, ChipKill (for x4-based memory DIMMs), memory mirroring, and memory sparing.
Disk drive baysUp to four 3.5" Simple-Swap SATA HDDs, or up to eight 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs, or up to twenty-four 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs or solid-state drives.
Maximum internal storage Up to 24 TB with 3 TB 3.5" HS NL SAS or NL SATA HDDs, or up to 24 TB with 1 TB 2.5" HS NL SAS or NL SATA HDDs. Intermix of SAS/SATA is supported.
RAID supportRAID 0, 1, 1E with M1015; RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 with M5014 or M5015. Optional upgrade to RAID 5 is available for M1015. Optional upgrade to RAID 6, 60 is available for M5014/M5015.
Optical drive baysOne with support for HH DVD-ROM or Multiburner (for all models except 8x 3.5" HDDs), or one with support for UltraSlim DVD-ROM or Multiburner (for 8x 3.5" HDD models).
Tape drive baysTwo with support for HH internal tape drives. A maximum of one or two internal tape drives can be installed (tape drive dependent).
EthernetIntegrated two Gigabit Ethernet ports.
PCI Expansion slots The server supports up to eight PCI slots (six slots are on the system planar and one or two slots are on the extender card). The slot form factors are as follows.
System planar:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 2.0 x8, full height, half length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 2.0 x16 (x8 wired), full height, full length
  • Slot 3: PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 wired), full height, full length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 wired), full height, full length
  • Slot 5: PCIe 2.0 x8, full height, full length
  • Slot 6: PCI 32-bit/33 MHz, full height, half length
PCI Express extender card (included in standard and express models):
  • Slot 7: PCIe x8 (x4 wired), full height, full length
PCI-X extender card: (optional, for CTO configurations only):
  • Slot 7: PCI-X 64-bit/133 MHz, full height, full length
  • Slot 8: PCI-X 64 bit/133 MHz, full height, full length
External portsTwo USB 2.0 on front. Four USB 2.0, one DB-15 video, one DB-9 serial, one RJ-45 systems management, two RJ-45 network ports on rear. One internal USB port for embedded hypervisor. One internal USB port for internal USB tape drive.
CoolingIBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ with six hot swap fans with N+1 redundancy (three fans standard, three fans optional, come with optional power supply).
Power supplyUp to two redundant hot-swap 920 W AC power supplies.
Hot-swap components Hard drives, power supplies, fans.
Systems management UEFI, IBM Integrated Management Module (IMM), Predictive Failure Analysis, Light Path Diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director* and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, IBM ServerGuide. Standard Virtual Media Key for remote presence (graphics, keyboard and mouse, virtual media).
Security featuresPower-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
VideoMatrox G200eV with 16 MB memory integrated into the IMM. Maximum resolution is 1280x1024 at 75 Hz with 16M colors.
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, 2003/2003 R2, Microsoft Essential Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2/2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11, VMware ESX 4.0/ 4.1, VMware ESXi 4.0/4.1 embedded hypervisor, VMware vSphere 5.0/5.1.
Limited warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5/next-business-day response time.
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 selected IBM and third-party (Microsoft, Linux, VMware) software.
DimensionsWidth: 218 mm (8.6 in), depth: 767 mm (30.2 in), height: 440 mm (17.3 in)
WeightMinimum configuration: 27.4 kg (60.4 lb), Maximum configuration: 38.9 kg (85.6 lb)
* Effective October 12, 2012, or until supply is depleted, IBM will discontinue the shipment of IBM Systems Director DVDs with IBM System x servers and IBM BladeCenter chassis. IBM Systems Director Express Edition and IBM Systems Director Standard Edition, which include software subscription and support, continue to be available for IBM System x servers and IBM Blade Centers.

The x3500 M3 servers are shipped with the following items:
  • Statement of Limited Warranty
  • Important Notices
  • Documentation CD that contains the Installation and User's Guide
  • Country-specific 2.8 m line cord (country dependent)

Standard models

The following table lists the standard models.

Table 2. Standard models

ModelProcessor** (2 maximum)MemoryRAID controllerDisk baysDisksNetworkOpticalPower
supply
7380-B2x*1x Xeon E5606 2.13 GHz
4C 8 MB 1066 MHz
1x 4 GBM10158x 2.5" HS
24 max
Open2 x GbEDVD1x 920 W
7380-44x*1x Xeon E5620 2.40 GHz
4C 12 MB 1066 MHz
1x 4 GBM10158x 2.5" HS
24 max
Open2 x GbEDVD1x 920 W
7380-D2x*1x Xeon E5645 2.40 GHz
6C 12 MB 1333 MHz
1x 4 GBM10158x 2.5" HS
24 max
Open2 x GbEDVD1x 920 W
7380-F2x*1x Xeon E5649 2.53 GHz
6C 12 MB 1333 MHz
1x 4 GBM50148x 2.5" HS
24 max
Open2 x GbEDVD1x 920 W
7380-74x*1x Xeon X5650 2.66 GHz
6C 12 MB 1333 MHz
1x 4 GBM5015
+ Battery
8x 2.5" HS
24 max
Open2 x GbEDVD1x 920 W
7380-G2x*1x Xeon X5675 3.06 GHz
6C 12 MB 1333 MHz
1x 4 GBM5015
+ Battery
8x 2.5" HS
24 max
Open2 x GbEDVD1x 920 W
7380-H2x*1x Xeon X5690 3.46 GHz
6C 12 MB 1333 MHz
1x 4 GBM5015
+ Battery
8x 2.5" HS
24 max
Open2 x GbEDVD1x 920 W
7380-42x*1x Xeon E5620 2.40 GHz
4C 12 MB, 1066 MHz
1x 4 GBM10158x 2.5" HS
24 max
Open2 x GbEDVD1x 920 W
7380-62x*1x Xeon E5640 2.66 GHz
4C 12 MB 1066 MHz
2x 4 GBM5014 8x 2.5" HS
24 max
Open2 x GbEDVD1x 920 W
* Withdrawn from marketing
** In the processor column: Standard quantity of processors, processor model, core speed, cores, L3 cache, memory speed

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

Express models

The following table lists the region-specific Express models. Express models are preconfigured with additional components, such as processors and memory, to make ordering and installation simpler.

Table 3. Express models

Region/
model
Processor
(2 maximum)
MemoryRAID
adapter
Disk bays
hot-swap
DisksNetworkOpticalPower
supply
NA and LA
7380-E1U1x Xeon E5620 2.40 GHz
4C 12 MB 1066 MHz
3x 4 GBM1015
+key(a)
8x 3.5"
8 max
Open2x GbEDVD1x 920W
7380-E2U2x Xeon E5630 2.53 GHz
4C 12 MB 1333 MHz
6x 4 GBM5014
+key(a)
8x 2.5"
24 max
Open2x GbEDVD2x 920W
7380-E3U1x Xeon X5650 2.66 GHz
6C 12 MB 1333 MHz
3x 4 GBM5015
+key(a)
+battery
8x 2.5"
24 max
Open2x GbEDVD2x 920W
7380-E4U1x Xeon E5620 2.40 GHz
4C 12 MB 1066 MHz
3x 2 GB M5014
+battery
4x 3.5"
8 max
Open2x GbEMulti2x 920W
7380-E5U*1x Xeon E5607 2.26GHz
4C 8MB 1066MHz
3x 2 GBM10158x 3.5"
8 max
Open2x GbEDVD1x 920W
7380-E6U*1x Xeon E5645 2.40GHz
6C 12MB 1333MHz
3x 2 GBM10158x 3.5"
8 max
Open2x GbEDVD1x 920W
7380-E7U*1x Xeon E5645 2.40GHz
6C 12MB 1333MHz
3x 2 GBM101516x 2.5"
24 max
Open2x GbEDVD1x 920W
NE and SW IOT
7380-K1G1x Xeon E5507 2.26 GHz
4C 4 MB 800 MHz
1x 4 GBM50148x 2.5"
24 max
Open2x GbEMulti2x 920W
CEE and MEA IOT
7380-K1G1x Xeon E5507 2.26 GHz
4C 4 MB 800 MHz
1x 4 GBM50148x 2.5"
24 max
Open2x GbEMulti2x 920W
7380-K2G1x Xeon E5507 2.26 GHz
4C 4 MB 800 MHz
2x 4 GBM10154x 3.5"
8 max
Open2x GbEMulti1x 920W
7380-K3G1x Xeon E5620 2.40 GHz
4C 12 MB 1066 MHz
2x 4 GBM50158x 2.5"
24 max
Open2x GbEMulti2x 920W
Japan
7380-PAH1x Xeon E5640 2.66 GHz
4C 12 MB 1066 MHz
2x 2 GBM5014
+battery
8x 2.5"
24 max
3x 300 GB
10K RPM
2x GbEDVD1x 920W
China
7380-I011x Xeon E5506, 2.13 GHz
4C 4 MB 800 MHz
1 x 4GBM10158x 2.5"
24 max
1x 146 GB
10K RPM
2x GbEDVD1x 920W
7380-I051x Xeon E5506, 2.13 GHz
4C 4 MB 800 MHz
1 x 4GBM50158x 2.5"
24 max
1x 146 GB
10K RPM
2x GbEDVD1x 920W
7380-I211x Xeon E5620 2.40 GHz
4C 12 MB 1066 MHz
1 x 4GBM10158x 2.5"
24 max
1x 146 GB
10K RPM
2x GbEDVD1x 920W
7380-I251x Xeon E5620 2.40 GHz
4C 12 MB 1066 MHz
1 x 4GBM50158x 2.5"
24 max
1x 146 GB
10K RPM
2x GbEDVD1x 920W
* Withdrawn from marketing
(a) The RAID controller in this model includes the ServeARID M5000 Advance Feature Key, 46M0832.

Processor options

The server supports up to two processors and supports the processor options listed in the following table. The table also lists the server models with each processor standard. If there is no corresponding where-used model for a processor, then that processor is only available through CTO.

Table 4. Processor options

Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionModels
where used
Intel Xeon 5600 series processors
81Y5942A0VDIntel Xeon Processor E5603 4C 1.60 GHz 4 MB Cache 1066 MHz 80 w-
81Y5943A0VFIntel Xeon Processor E5606 4C 2.13 GHz 8 MB Cache 1066 MHz 80 wB2x
81Y5944A0VHIntel Xeon Processor E5607 4C 2.26 GHz 8 MB Cache 1066 MHz 80 w-
69Y08514631Intel Xeon Processor E5620 4C 2.40 GHz 12 MB Cache 1066 MHz 80 w 42x, 44x
69Y08524632Intel Xeon Processor E5630 4C 2.53 GHz 12 MB Cache 1066 MHz 80 w 52x
69Y08534633Intel Xeon Processor E5640 4C 2.66 GHz 12 MB Cache 1066 MHz 80 w 62x
81Y5945A0VKIntel Xeon Processor E5645 6C 2.40 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333 MHz 80 wD2x
81Y5946A0VMIntel Xeon Processor E5649 6C 2.53 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333 MHz 80 wF2x
69Y50027683Intel Xeon Processor L5609 4C 1.86 GHz 12 MB Cache 1066 MHz 40 w -
69Y50017682Intel Xeon Processor L5630 4C 2.13 GHz 12 MB Cache 1066 MHz 40 w -
69Y50007681Intel Xeon Processor L5640 6C 2.26 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333 MHz 60 w -
81Y5947A0VPIntel Xeon Processor X5647 4C 2.93 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333 MHz 130 w-
69Y08544634Intel Xeon Processor X5650 6C 2.66 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333 MHz 95 w 72x, 74x
69Y08554635Intel Xeon Processor X5660 6C 2.80 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333 MHz 95 w 82x
69Y08564636Intel Xeon Processor X5670 6C 2.93 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333 MHz 95 w -
81Y5949A0VTIntel Xeon Processor X5675 6C 3.06 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333 MHz 95 wG2x
69Y08584637Intel Xeon Processor X5677 4C 3.46 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333 MHz 130 w -
69Y08574638Intel Xeon Processor X5680 6C 3.33 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333 MHz 130 w 92x, 94x
81Y5950A0VVIntel XeonProcessor X5687 4C 3.60 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333 MHz 130 w-
81Y5951A0VXIntel XeonProcessor X5690 6C 3.46 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333 MHz 130 wH2x
Intel Xeon 5500 series processors
46D13516955Intel Xeon Processor E5504 4C 2.00 GHz 4 MB Cache 800 MHz 80 w -
49Y68674427Intel Xeon Processor E5506 4C 2.13 GHz 4 MB Cache 800 MHz 80 w 32x
46D13544424Intel Xeon Processor E5540 4C 2.53 GHz 8 MB Cache 1066 MHz 80 w -

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 IBM System x3500 M3 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. However, the maximum number of DIMMs is limited by the number of ranks in the DIMMs:

  • RDIMMs
    • Up to 16 single-rank RDIMMs for a maximum of 64 GB (16x 4 GB)
    • Up to 16 dual-rank RDIMMs for a maximum of 128 GB (16x 8 GB)
    • Up to 12 quad-rank RDIMMs for a maximum of 192 GB (12x 16 GB)
  • UDIMMs
    • Up to 16 single-rank UDIMMs for a maximum of 16 GB (16x 1 GB)
    • Up to 16 dual-rank UDIMMs for a maximum of 64 GB (16x 4 GB)

Each CPU has three memory channels, two of which contain three DIMMs per channel and third contains two DIMMs. RDIMMs can be populated up to three per channel. However, UDIMMs can only be populated two DIMMs per channel. That is, you can have up to 16 RDIMMs installed in the server, but only up to 12 UDIMMs. Mixing UDIMMs and RDIMMs is not supported.

Maximum memory speed is limited by memory speed supported by the specific CPU (that is, if the CPU only supports 1066 MHz, then the memory speed cannot exceed 1066 MHz in any case) and by the number and type of DIMMs installed (whatever is lower), as follows:
  • Intel Xeon 5600 series processors:
    • 1333 MHz when one or two single-rank or dual-rank RDIMMs per channel are installed or one UDIMM per channel is installed
    • 1066 MHz when one quad-rank RDIMM per channel is installed or two UDIMMs per channel are installed
    • 800 MHz when three single-rank or dual-rank RDIMMs or two quad-rank RDIMMs per channel are installed
  • Quad-core Intel Xeon 5500 series processors:
    • 1333 MHz when one single-rank or dual-rank RDIMM per channel is installed or one UDIMM per channel is installed
    • 1066 MHz when two single-rank or dual-rank RDIMMs per channel are installed, or one quad-rank RDIMM per channel is installed, or two UDIMMs per channel are installed
    • 800 MHz when three single-rank or dual-rank RDIMMs or two quad-rank RDIMMs per channel are installed
  • Dual-core Intel Xeon 5500 series processors only support memory speed at 800 MHz.

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 for Intel Xeon 5600 series processor-based systems, in such a case all DIMMs operate at 1.5 V. Intel Xeon 5500 series processor-based systems do not support 1.35 V DIMMs.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:
  • ECC
  • ChipKill (for x4-based RDIMMs)
  • Memory mirroring
  • Memory sparing

If memory mirroring is used then DIMMs must be installed in pairs (a minimum of one pair per 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. Memory sparing is only supported for Intel Xeon 5600 series processor-based systems.

The following table lists memory options available for the x3500 M3 server.

Table 5. Memory options
Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
(Max per CPU)
Models
where used
RDIMMs
49Y143289331 GB (1x 1 GB, 1Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
49Y139389222 GB (1x 2 GB, 1Rx4, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
49Y143489352 GB (1x 2 GB, 1Rx4, 1.5 V) PC3-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
49Y140589402 GB (1x 2 GB, 1Rx8, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
44T159217122 GB (1x 2 GB, 1Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
49Y139238932 GB (1x 2 GB, 2Rx8, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
49Y143389342 GB (1x 2 GB, 2Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
49Y140689414 GB (1x 4 GB, 1Rx4, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
49Y139438944 GB (1x 4 GB, 2Rx4, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
49Y143589364 GB (1x 4 GB, 2Rx4, 1.5 V) PC3-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)32x, 42x, 52x, 62x,
72x, 82x, 92x, 94x
49Y140789424 GB (1x 4 GB, 2Rx8, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)B2x, 44x, D2x, F2x,
74x, G2x, H2x
44T159917134 GB (1x 4 GB, 2Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
49Y139789238 GB (1x 8 GB, 2Rx4, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
49Y139889218 GB (1x 8 GB, 2Rx4, 1.35 V) PC3L-8500
CL7 ECC DDR3 1066 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
49Y143689378 GB (1x 8 GB, 2Rx4, 1.5 V) PC3-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8)-
49Y1400893916 GB (1x 16 GB, 4Rx4, 1.35 V) PC3L-8500
CL7 ECC DDR3 1066 MHz LP RDIMM
12 (6)-
UDIMMs
44T156819151 GB (1x 1 GB, 1Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP UDIMM
12 (6)-
44T156919142 GB (1x 2 GB, 2Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600
ECC DDR3 1333 Mhz LP UDIMM
12 (6)-
49Y1403A0QS2 GB (1x 2 GB, 1Rx8, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP UDIMM
12 (6)-
49Y140486484 GB (1x 4 GB, 2Rx8, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz LP UDIMM
12 (6)-

Internal disk storage options

IBM System x3500 M3 server supports the following internal storage configurations:

  • Four 3.5" simple-swap or four 3.5" hot-swap SATA hard drive bays (only available in CTO)
  • Eight 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA hard drive bays (only available in CTO)
  • Eight 2.5" SFF hot-swap SAS/SATA SFF hard drive bays
  • 16x 2.5" SFF hot-swap SAS/SATA SFF hard drive bays
  • 24x 2.5" SFF hot-swap SAS/SATA SFF hard drive bays

Figure 5 shows these configurations.

Internal drive configurations
Figure 5. Internal drive configurations

Standard models of x3500 M3 ship with eight or sixteen 2.5" SAS/SATA hot-swap hard drive bays (configurations 3 and 4, as shown in Figure 5). The following table shows internal storage expansion options available for the x3500 M3 server.

Table 6. Internal storage expansion options
Part
number
Feature
code
NameMaximum
supported
69Y08941731Additional 4x 3.5-inch LFF hot-swap SAS/SATA HDD upgrade kit
(used in configuration 2, Figure 5)
1
69Y08951725Additional 8x 2.5-inch SFF hot-swap SAS/SATA HDD upgrade kit
(includes a 6 Gbps SAS expander)
(used in configurations 4 and 5 as shown in Figure 5)
2

These options are used in the following ways:
  • 69Y0894 upgrades models with four 3.5" hot-swap HDD bays to eight 3.5" hot-swap HDD bays (configuration 2 in Figure 5). Disk backplanes are directly connected to the ports on the RAID controller. If this option is used, then only one UltraSlim optical drive can be installed. Internal tapes are not supported in this configuration.
  • 69Y0895 upgrades models with eight 2.5" hot-swap HDD bays to 16 2.5" hot-swap HDD bays (configuration 4 in Figure 5). This option includes a SAS expander card that fits into the regular PCI-E slot, decreasing the number of available slots by one. The RAID controller occupies a separate PCI-E slot. Two PCI-E slots are occupied by storage cards in this configuration. Disk backplanes are connected to the SAS expander, and the SAS expander is connected to the RAID controller.
  • 69Y0895 also upgrades models with sixteen 2.5" hot-swap HDD bays to twenty-four 2.5" hot-swap HDD bays (configuration 5 in Figure 5). This option includes a SAS expander card that fits into the regular PCI-E slot, decreasing the number of available slots by one. The RAID controller occupies a separate PCI-E slot. Three PCI-E slots are occupied by storage cards in this configuration. Disk backplanes are connected to two SAS expanders, and the SAS expanders are connected to the RAID controller.

As shown in Figure 5, each configuration supports an optical drive. Configurations 1, 2, and 4 also have space for one or two tape drives. In configuration 5, for configure-to-order (CTO) configurations, you can add a tape drive instead of an optical drive if so desired.

The following table lists the RAID controllers and additional options used for internal disk storage of the x3500 M3 server.

Table 7. RAID controllers for internal storage
Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Models
where used
44E86893577ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller 1-
81Y4492A1XLServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller1-
46M08329749ServeRAID M1000 Series Advance Feature Key1-
46M08310095ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller132x, 42x, 52x,
B2x, 44x, D2x
46M09175744ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit1
46M09305106ServeRAID M5000 Series Advance Feature Key1†
81Y4426A10CServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key1†
46M09163877ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller162x, E2x, E3x, E4x
46M08290093ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller2*72x, 82x, 92x, 94x
† Only one key is supported in each controller, either the Advance Feature Key or the Performance Accelerator Key.
* Two M5015 RAID controllers are only supported via CTO in 16 2.5" HDD bays configuration.

The ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
  • Two internal x4 SFF-8087 connectors
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 1E
  • 3 Gbps throughput per port
  • Based on the LSI 1068e controller
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
  • Stripe size: 64 KB (fixed)

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
  • PCIe x4 Gen 3 host interface
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 1E, and 10
  • Connects to up to four SAS or SATA drives

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

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

The following table lists hard drive options for internal disk storage of the x3500 M3 server.

Table 8. Disk drive options
Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
3.5" Simple-Swap SATA and NL SATA HDDs
39M45145288500GB 7200 RPM 3.5" Simple-Swap SATA II4
81Y9778A280IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD4
42D07875416IBM 2TB 7200 NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD4
3.5" Hot-Swap SAS HDDs
44W22345311IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD8
44W22395312IBM 450GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD8
44W22445313IBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD8
3.5" Hot-Swap NL SAS HDDs
81Y9758A281IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD8
42D07675417IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD8
42D07775418IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD8
3.5" Hot-Swap NL SATA HDD
81Y9774A27ZIBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD8
42D07825415IBM 2TB 7200 NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD8
3.5" Hot-Swap SATA HDD
39M45305196500GB 7200 RPM 3.5" Hot-Swap SATA II8
2.5" Hot-Swap 15K SAS HDDs
81Y9670A283IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD24
42D06775536IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD24
90Y8926A2XBIBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD24
2.5" Hot-Swap 10K SAS HDDs
81Y9650A282IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD24
90Y8872A2XDIBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD24
49Y20035433IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD24
90Y8877A2XCIBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD24
42D06375599IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD24
2.5" Hot-Swap SAS SEDs
81Y9662A3EGIBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED24
90Y8908A3EFIBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED24
44W22645413IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS SED24
90Y8913A2XFIBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED24
90Y8944A2ZKIBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED24
44W22945412IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS SED24
2.5" Hot-Swap NL SAS HDDs
81Y9690A1P3IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD24
90Y8953A2XEIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD24
42D07075409IBM 500GB 7200 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD24
2.5" Hot-Swap NL SATA HDDs
81Y9730A1AVIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD24
42D07525407IBM 500GB 7200 NL SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD24
81Y9726A1NZIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD24
81Y9722A1NXIBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD24
2.5" Hot-swap SATA SSDs
00W1125A3HRIBM 100GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD24
43W7718A2FNIBM 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS SSD24
49Y5839A3ASIBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD24
49Y5844A3AUIBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD24
90Y8643A2U3IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD24
90Y8648A2U4IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD24

Internal backup units

The server supports the SATA, USB, and SAS internal tape drive and RDX options listed in the following table. These internal drives are installed in the 5.25" HH bays in the server. However, not all configurations offer 5.25" HH bays as shown in Figure 5.

The configuration rules are:

  • A maximum of two SATA tape drives or one SAS tape drive or one USB tape drive is supported. You can mix tape drives if needed up to a total of two.
  • The SAS tape drive requires a SAS HBA to be installed in the server.
  • The USB tape and RDX drive are connected to the dedicated USB tape drive connector on the system board.
  • If two internal tape drives are installed, then the maximum number of optical drives is limited to one.
  • Configurations with eight 3.5" HDD bay configurations do not support tape drives (Figure 5).
  • Configurations with twenty-four 2.5" HDD bays support either one internal tape drive or one internal optical drive, but not both (Figure 5).

Table 9. Internal backup units
Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
46C53995711IBM DDS Generation 5 USB Tape Drive1
39M56365395IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive1
43W84785393IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 SAS Tape Drive1
44E88955397IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 SAS Tape Drive1
00D2786A2VEIBM RDX Internal USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge1
00D2787A2VFIBM RDX Internal USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge1
00D2788A2VGIBM RDX Internal USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge1

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

Optical drives

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

Table 10. Optical drives

Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Models
where used
None*4154Half-High SATA DVD-ROM2All standard models
81Y64044155Half-High SATA Multiburner2-
46M0901**4161IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM 1-
46M0902**4163IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multiburner 1-
* This option is only available via CTO or is already installed in standard models.
** These UltraSlim optical drives are only supported in Configuration 2 as listed in Figure 5.

The two half-high drives in the table can be installed in any available 5.25" drive bays (Figure 5).

Half-High SATA DVD-ROM supports the following media and speeds for reading:
  • CD-ROM 48X
  • CD-DA (DAE) 40X
  • CD-R 48X
  • CD-RW 40X
  • DVD-ROM (single layer) 16X
  • DVD-ROM (dual layer) 12X
  • DVD-R (4.7 GB) 16X
  • DVD-R DL 12X
  • DVD+R 16X
  • DVD+R DL 12X
  • DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 12X
  • DVD+RW 12X
  • DVD-RAM (4.7/9.4 GB) 6X

Half-High SATA multiburner supports the same media and speeds for reading as HH DVD-ROM. 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
  • DVD-R 8X
  • DVD-R DL 8X
  • DVD+R 8X
  • DVD+R DL 8X
  • DVD-RW 6X
  • DVD+RW 8X
  • DVD-RAM 3X

IBM 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

IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner (part number 46M0902) supports the same media and speeds for reading as DVD-ROM (46M0901). This drive also 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 supports up to eight PCI Express slots (six slots are on the system planar and one or two slots are on the extender card). The slot form factors are as follows.

System planar:

  • Slot 1: PCIe 2.0 x8, full height, half length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 2.0 x16 (x8 wired), full height, full length
  • Slot 3: PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 wired), full height, full length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 wired), full height, full length
  • Slot 5: PCIe 2.0 x8, full height, full length
  • Slot 6: PCI 32-bit/33 MHz, full height, half length

PCI Express extender card (included in standard and express models):
  • Slot 7: PCIe x8 (x4 wired), full height, full length

PCI-X extender card: (optional, for CTO configurations only):
  • Slot 7: PCI-X 64-bit/133 MHz, full height, full length
  • Slot 8: PCI-X 64 bit/133 MHz, full height, full length

Note: The PCI Express extender card or the PCI-X extender card can be installed, but not both. Figure 6 shows the location of the adapter slots.

Adapter slots in the x3500 M3
Figure 6. Adapter slots in the x3500 M3

Network adapters

The x3500 M3 supports two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports. Integrated NICs have the following features:

  • Broadcom BCM5709C chip
  • TCP Offload Engine (TOE) support
  • Wake on LAN support
  • 802.1Q VLAN tagging support
  • NIC Teaming (load balancing and failover)

The following table lists additional supported network adapters.

Table 11. Network adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
10 Gb Ethernet
42C18005751QLogic 10Gb CNA for IBM System x3
42C18201637Brocade 10Gb CNA for IBM System x3
49Y42505749Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x3
49Y7910A18YBroadcom NetXtreme II Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x3
49Y7950A18ZEmulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM System x3
49Y7960A2ECIntel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x3
49Y7970A2EDIntel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x3
81Y9990A1M4Mellanox ConnectX-2 Dual Port 10GbE Adapter for IBM System x3
95Y3751A348Emulex Dual Port VFAII Adapter & FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x3
Gigabit Ethernet
90Y9370A2V4Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x6
90Y9352A2V3Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x6
39Y60661485NetXtreme II 1000 Express Ethernet Adapter6
39Y61262944PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter by Intel6
39Y61362974PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter by Intel6
42C17502975PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter by Intel6
42C17802995NetXtreme II 1000 Express Dual Port Ethernet Adapter6
49Y42205766NetXtreme II 1000 Express Quad Port Ethernet Adapter6
49Y42305767Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for IBM System x6
49Y42405768Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for IBM System x6

For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Networking 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 x3500 M3 server.

Table 12. Storage adapters

Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Fibre Channel
81Y1668A2XUBrocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x3
81Y1655A2W5Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x 3
81Y1662A2W6Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x 3
46M60493589Brocade 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x3
46M60503591Brocade 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x3
42D04853580Emulex 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x6
42D04943581Emulex 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x6
42D05013578QLogic 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x6
42D05103579QLogic 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x6
59Y19873885Brocade 4 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x3
59Y19933886Brocade 4 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x3
42C20691698Emulex 4 Gbps FC Single-Port PCI-e HBA for IBM System x6
42C20711699Emulex 4 Gbps FC Dual-Port PCI-e HBA for IBM System x6
39R65253567QLogic 4 Gb FC Single-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x6
39R65273568QLogic 4 Gb FC Dual-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x6
iSCSI
39Y61462976QLogic iSCSI Single-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x6
42C17702977QLogic iSCSI Dual-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x6
SAS
46M09075982IBM 6 Gb SAS HBA Controller3
46M09123876IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA5

For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks 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 does not support High IOPS SSD adapters.

Power supplies

The server supports up to two redundant power supplies, providing N+N redundancy. Standard models come with one power supply. The following table lists additional power supplies.

Table 13. Power supplies

Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum quantity supported
44X03815056IBM Redundant Power Supply for x3400/35002 (one power supply comes standard with every model.)

The power supply option includes three hot-swap fans. The power supply ships without a line cord. A line cord must be ordered separately (and is country-specific).

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 14. Virtualization options

Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
41Y8298A2G0IBM Blank USB Memory Key for VMWare ESXi Downloads1
41Y82781776IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 41
41Y82873033IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 4.11
41Y8296A1NPIBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 4.1 Update 11
41Y8300A2VCIBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.01
41Y8307A383IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.0 Update 11

Remote management

The server contains IBM 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. Optionally, 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 ships standard with a Virtual Media Key installed. A Virtual Media Key enables the remote presence and blue-screen capture features. The remote presence feature provides the following functions:
  • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1280x1024 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

The blue-screen capture feature captures the video display contents before the IMM restarts the server when the IMM 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.

Supported operating systems

The server supports the following operating systems.

  • Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for AMD64/EM64T
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for AMD64/EM64T
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS/HPC for AMD64/EM64T
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition with Xen
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • VMware ESX 4.0
  • VMware ESX 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 4.0
  • VMware ESXi 4.1
  • VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (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

Physical and electrical specifications

Tower:

  • Width: 218.0 mm (8.6 in)
  • Depth: 767.0 mm (30.2 in)
  • Height: 440.0 mm (17.3 in)
  • Weight:
    • 27.40 kg (60.4 lb) (minimum configuration)
    • 38.90 kg (85.6 lb) (maximum configuration)

Rack (using the Tower-to-Rack Conversion Kit, 69Y0893):
  • Width: 424.0 mm (16.7 in)
  • Depth: 702.0 mm (27.6 in)
  • Height: 218.0 mm (8.6 in)
  • Weight:
    • 26.20 kg (57.7 lb) (minimum configuration)
    • 37.20 kg (82.0 lb) (maximum configuration)

Supported environment:
  • Air temperature
    • Server on: 10 - 35° C (50 - 95° F); altitude: 0 - 915 m (3,000 ft)
    • Server on: 10 - 32° C (50 - 90° F); altitude: 915 m (3,000 ft) - 2,134 m (7,000 ft)
    • Server off: 5 - 45° C (41 - 113° F)
    • Shipment: -40 - 60° C (-40 - 140° F)
  • Humidity
    • Server on: 20 - 80%; maximum dew point 21° C; maximum rate of change 5° C/hr
    • Server off: 8 - 80%; maximum dew point 27° C
  • Electrical
    • 100 - 240 V ac; 50 - 60 Hz; 11 - 5.5 A
    • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
      • Minimum configuration: 0.60 kVA
      • Maximum configuration: 1.10 kVA
  • Btu output
    • Ship configuration: 2013 Btu/hr (590 watts)
    • Full configuration: 3610 Btu/hr (1056 watts)
  • Acoustical noise emission levels
    • 5.5 bels (idling)
    • 6.0 bels (operating)

Warranty options

The IBM System x3500 M3 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, see the IBM 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 15. 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, the types of IBM 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:

  • 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 (4943-2001), 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)

External disk storage expansion

The external disk storage expansion enclosures listed in the following table are available.

Table 16. External storage expansion enclosures

Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity supported per one M5025
172701XIBM System Storage® EXP300018 (9 per port)
174712XIBM System Storage EXP2512 Express18 (9 per port)
174724XIBM System Storage EXP2524 Express9 (9 per port)

The hard disk drives listed in the following table are supported with external expansion enclosures.

Table 17. Hard drive options for external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum supported
per one enclosure
EXP3000 Hot-Swap SATA 3.5" hard drives
49Y1940IBM 2 TB 7200 Dual Port SATA 3.5'' Hot-Swap HDD12
EXP3000 Hot-Swap SAS 3.5" hard drives
44W2234IBM 300 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD12
44W2239IBM 450 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD12
44W2244IBM 600 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD12
EXP2512 Hot-Swap SAS 3.5" hard drives
49Y1899300 GB 15 K 6 Gb SAS 3.5" HDD12
49Y1900450 GB 15 K 6 Gb SAS 3.5" HDD12
49Y1901600 GB 15 K 6 Gb SAS 3.5" HDD12
49Y19031 TB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD12
49Y19022 TB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD12
EXP2524 Hot-Swap SAS 2.5" hard drives
49Y1896146 GB 15K 6 Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
49Y1895300 GB 10K 6 Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
81Y9596600 GB 10K 6 Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
49Y1898500 GB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 2.5” HDD24

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

Table 18. RAID controllers for external storage expansion enclosures
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
46M08300094ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller3
46M09305106ServeRAID M5000 Series Advance Feature Key†1 per one M5025
81Y4426A10CServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key†1 per one M5025
44E88253590ServeRAID-MR10M SAS/SATA Controller with Remote Battery Kit-
† 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 ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x Product Guide: 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 19. External SAS cables for external storage expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per enclosure*
39R6531IBM 3 m SAS Cable1
39R6529IBM 1 m SAS Cable1
* The EXP3000 and EX2500 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 each 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 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 20. 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
172621XIBM System Storage DS3200 (SAS Single Controller)
172622XIBM System Storage DS3200 (SAS Dual Controller)
172631XIBM System Storage DS3300 (iSCSI Single Controller)
172632XIBM System Storage DS3300 (iSCSI Dual Controller)
172641XIBM System Storage DS3400 (FC Single Controller)
172642XIBM System Storage DS3400 (FC Dual Controller)
17226xxIBM TotalStorage DS4300 Midrange Disk Systems (all models)
17429xxIBM TotalStorage DS4500 Midrange Disk System (all models)

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 21. 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 22. 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
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

Uninterruptible power supply units

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

Table 23. 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)

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 24. 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)
39M2816 IBM 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 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y8935DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y893830amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P connector
39Y893930amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P connector
39Y894060amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 60A 2P+N+Gnd connector
Universal PDUs
39Y8951DPI Universal Rack PDU w/ US LV and HV line cords
39Y8952DPI Universal Rack PDU w/ CEE7-VII Europe LC
39Y8953DPI Universal Rack PDU w/ Denmark LC
39Y8954DPI Universal Rack PDU w/ Israel LC
39Y8955 DPI Universal Rack PDU w/Italy LC
39Y8956DPI Universal Rack PDU w/South Africa LC
39Y8957DPI Universal Rack PDU w/UK LC
39Y8958DPI Universal Rack PDU with AS/NZ LC
39Y8959DPI Universal Rack PDU w/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

Rack cabinets

The server supports the rack cabinets listed in the following table. Tower-to-Rack Conversion Kit (part number 69Y0893, 5Ux26" Tower to Rack Conversion Kit for x3400/x3500) is required for the server to be installed in a rack.

Table 25. Rack cabinets

Part numberDescription
69Y08935Ux26" Tower to Rack Conversion Kit for x3400/x3500
201886XIBM 11U Office Enablement Kit
93072PX IBM 25U Static S2 Standard Rack
93072RX IBM 25U Standard Rack
93074RX IBM 42U Standard Rack
93074XX IBM 42U Standard Rack Extension
93084EX IBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
93084PX IBM 42U Enterprise Rack
93604EX IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack
93604PX IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614EX IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93614PX IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack
93624EX IBM 47U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93624PX IBM 47U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack
99564RX IBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Rack
99564XX IBM 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

Rack options

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

Table 26. Rack options

Part numberFeature codeDescription
Monitor kits and keyboard trays
172317X1723HC1 fc 00511U 17in Flat Panel Console Kit
172319X1723HC1 fc 00521U 19in Flat Panel Console Kit
Console switches
1754D2X1754HC2 fc 6695IBM Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X1754HC1 fc 6694IBM Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X1754HC4 fc 0726IBM Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X1754HC3 fc 0725IBM Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
Console cables
43V61473757IBM Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)
39M28953756IBM USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO)
39M28973754IBM Long KVM Conversion Option (4 Pack Long KCO)
46M53835341IBM Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
46M53825340IBM 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

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