IBM System x3690 X5

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Abstract

IBM System x3690 X5 is a powerful two-socket 2U rack-mount server using the latest Intel Xeon processors. The x3690 X5 servers can be combined with the IBM MAX5 memory expansion unit for up to 2 TB of memory. Add to that the 16, 2.5-inch disk drive bays and you have a high performance workhorse in a rack-dense package. The x3690 X5 server belongs to the family of a new generation of Enterprise X-Architecture servers. The server delivers innovation with enhanced reliability and availability features to enable optimal performance for databases, enterprise applications, and virtualized environments.

Changes in the March 21 update:
* Updated VMware hypervisor table - add VMware vSphere 5.5
* Updated operating system list - add VMware vSphere 5.5

Contents


Table of contents


Introduction

IBM® System x3690 X5 is a powerful two-socket 2U rack-mount server using the latest Intel Xeon processors. The x3690 X5 servers can be combined with the IBM MAX5 memory expansion unit for up to 2 TB of memory. Add to that the 16 2.5-inch disk drive bays and you have a high performance workhorse in a rack-dense package. The x3690 X5 server belongs to the family of a new generation of Enterprise X-Architecture® servers. The server delivers innovation with enhanced reliability and availability features to enable optimal performance for databases, enterprise applications, and virtualized environments.

The IBM System x3690 X5 is shown in Figure 1.

The IBM System x3690 X5
Figure 1. The IBM System x3690 X5

Did you know?

The x3690 X5 offers a two step approach to expanding the system with memory. You can first start with 16 DIMMs installed just on the system board, then as needs require, install the memory mezzanine and an additional 16 DIMMs. The for applications that can use the most amount of RAM, use the 1U MAX5 memory expansion unit which adds an additional 32 DIMM sockets. The MAX5 scalability and memory expansion feature is a unique IBM enhancement, not offered by other x86 server architectures. The total number of DIMM sockets available to the system is then 64 DIMMs -- in only 3U of rack space -- and with 32 GB DIMMs, that is 2 TB of RAM.

The x3690 X5 servers also contain up to 16 HDD bays that support 2.5-inch hot-swap internal SAS/SATA drives totaling up to 8TB, or up to 24 solid-state drive bays, supporting 1.8-inch hot-swap SSDs, using up to three IBM eXFlash storage options. Each individual SSD is capable of sustaining approximately 4,300 IOPS, which is more than 10X what an enterprise 15,000 RPM 2.5-inch 146.8GB SAS HDD can achieve (420 IOPS).

Key features

The x3690 X5 is an outstanding 2U two-socket mission-critical server, offering outstanding performance, superior reliability, and fault-tolerant memory characteristics.

IBM® has been designing and implementing servers under the X-Architecture® name since 2001. IBM eX5 technology represents the fifth generation of enterprise servers based on the same design principle IBM began with in 1997: to offer systems that are expandable, offer “big iron” reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features, with extremely competitive price/performance on an Intel Xeon processor-based system.

Scalability and performance

The x3690 X5 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • The x3690 X5 supports up to two high-performance Intel Xeon E7 family allowing you to upgrade as business needs require.
  • Supports the Intel Xeon E7-2800, E7-4800 and E7-8800 families of high performance processors, up to 10 cores each, offering superior system performance
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology dynamically turns off unused processor cores and increases the clock speed of the cores in use, by up to three model frequencies. For example, with 7-10 cores active, a 2.4 GHz E7-2870 10-core processor can run the cores at up to 2.53 GHz. With 5-6 cores active, it can run those cores at 2.67 GHz; with only 1-4 cores active, it can run those cores at 2.8 GHz
  • Each processor includes two integrated memory controllers, to reduce memory bottlenecks and improve performance. Memory access is at up to 1066 MHz frequency, depending on the processor model and memory used.
  • The MAX5 V2 adds an additional four memory controllers for a total of eight memory controllers to maximize memory parallelism and performance.
  • In processors implementing Hyper-Threading technology, each core has two threads capable of running an independent process. Thus, an 8-core processor can run 16 threads concurrently.
  • Intel’s Virtualization Technology (VT) integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better utilize the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) technology for processor-to-processor connectivity and Intel Scalable Memory Interconnect (SMI) processor-to-memory connectivity:
    • Intel QPI link topology at up to 6.4 Gbps with four QPI links per CPU
    • Intel SMI link topology at up to 6.4 Gbps with four SMI links per CPU
  • Up to 32 dual inline memory modules (DIMMs) in the base system (16 on the system planar and 16 on an optional memory mezzanine inside the server), plus an additional 32 DIMMs with an optional 1U MAX5 V2 memory expansion unit, for a total of 64 DIMM sockets.
  • Support for 32 GB DIMMs for a maximum of 2 TB per x3690 X5 with MAX5 V2
  • The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of, or along with, traditional spinning drives (HDDs) can significantly improve I/O performance. An SSD can support up to 100 times more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
  • Up to 24 1.8-inch SSD bays, or up to 16 2.5-inch bays together with the option of an optical drive, provide a flexible and scalable all-in-one platform to meet your increasing demands.

Availability and serviceability

The x3690 X5 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:
  • Support for machine check architecture (MCA) recovery, a feature of the Intel Xeon processor E7 family, which enables the handling of system errors that otherwise require the operating system to be halted. SAP HANA is one of the first application which leverages the MCA recovery to handle system errors in order to prevent the application from being terminated in case of a system error.
  • Extensive memory protection with IBM Chipkill, and, with DIMMs containing x4 DRAM modules, Redundant Bit Steering (RBS) (also known as Double Device Data Correction or DDDC) is also supported . The combination of IBM Chipkill and RBS provides very robust memory protection that sustains to two sequential memory DRAM chip failures without affecting overall system performance.
  • Redundant CPU-to-I/O hub interconnect links provide ability to self-recover from CPU failure. If primary CPU fails then eX5 systems can use the second CPU to boot the OS as they still have access to the integrated I/O devices because of redundant links between CPUs and I/O hubs.
  • Memory mirroring and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
  • Hot-swap drives, supporting RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • Four redundant hot-swap power supplies and five redundant hot-swap fans to provide availability for business-critical applications.
  • The power source independent light path diagnostics panel and individual light path LEDs quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components, which simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability.
  • Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, VRMs, memory, HDDs, fans, and power supplies) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates proactive alerts in advance of a possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Built-in Integrated Management Module Version II (IMM2) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovering actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.
  • Built-in diagnostics, using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot, speed up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Three-year customer-replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty, 9x5 next business day. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3690 X5:
  • The server includes an Integrated Management Module (IMM) to monitor server availability and perform remote management.
  • Integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • IBM Systems Director is included for proactive systems management. It offers comprehensive systems management tools that help to increase uptime, reduce costs, and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.

Energy efficiency

The x3690 X5 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to the green environment:
  • Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
  • Support for one, two or four highly efficient 675 W ac power supplies allows for efficient use and scalability to meet the power requirements of the installed components.
  • Intel Xeon processor E7-2800/4800/880 product family offers significantly better performance over the previous generation while fitting into the same thermal design power (TDP) limits.
  • Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy the demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
  • Low-voltage 1.35 V DDR3 memory RDIMMs consume 15% less energy compared to 1.5 V DDR3 RDIMMs.
  • Solid state drives (SSDs) consume as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning 2.5-inch HDDs.
  • The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, which is a part of IBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ technology. Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system.
  • IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ provides advanced data center power notification and management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

Locations of key components and connectors

Figure 2 shows the front of the server.

Front view of the IBM System x3690 X5
Figure 2. Front view of the IBM System x3690 X5

Figure 3 shows the rear of the server.

Rear view of the IBM System x3690 X5
Figure 3. Rear view of the IBM System x3690 X5

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

Inside view of the IBM System x3690 X5
Figure 4. Inside view of the IBM System x3690 X5

Figure 5 shows the MAX5 optional memory expansion unit.

Inside view of the MAX5 optional memory expansion unit for the IBM System x3690 X5
Figure 5. Inside view of the MAX5 optional memory expansion unit for the IBM System x3690 X5

Standard specifications

Table 1 lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications

ComponentsSpecification
Form factor/height Rack/2U per chassis; MAX5 adds 1U
Processor (max) Machine type 7147: Intel Xeon E7-2800, E7-4800 and E7-8800 families, up to 10 cores
Number of processors1 or 2 standard (model dependent), 2 maximum
Cache (max) Up to 30 MB
Memory DIMM socketsUp to 64 DIMM sockets:
  • 16 on the system planar
  • 32 total with optional memory mezzanine
  • 64 total with optional MAX5 and memory mezzanine
Memory maximumsUp to 2 TB of RAM using all 32 GB DIMMs:
  • 512 GB without the memory mezzanine
  • 1 TB total with the memory mezzanine populated
  • 2 TB total with the memory mezzanine and MAX5 populated
Expansion slots Up to 5 PCIe 2.0 slots depending on the riser cards used
Disk baysUp to 16x 2.5-inch SAS hot-swap bays; or
Up to 24x 1.8-inch SSD hot-swap bays
Optical driveOptional
Maximum internal storage 25.6 TB per chassis (using 1.6 TB 2.5-inch SAS solid-state drives)
Network interface 2x 1 Gb Ethernet ports, based on the Broadcom BCM5709C controller.
2x 10 Gb Ethernet ports (standard on some models, optional on the others)
1x Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 (standard on some workload-optimized models)
Power supply (std/max) 1 / 4 - 675 W 220 V
Hot-swap components Power supplies, fans, hard disk drives
RAID support Most models: ServeRAID M1015 controller standard supporting RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, and 50.
Systems management Alert on LAN 2, automatic server restart, IBM Director, IBM ServerGuide, IMM, light path diagnostics (independently powered), predictive failure analysis on hard disk drives, processors, VRMs, fans and memory, Wake on LAN, dynamic system analysis
Operating systems supported Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions 64-bit), 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux® and SUSE Enterprise Linux, (Server and Advanced Server), VMware vSphere
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty
DimensionsHeight: 86 mm (3.5 inches, 2U), depth: 698 mm (27.4 inches), width: 429 mm (16.8 inches)
Weight31.3 kg (69 lb) when fully configured

The x3690 X5 servers are shipped with the following items:
  • Rack rails and hardware
  • Cable management hardware
  • Country kit carton
  • Two 2.8m 220 V intra-rack cables
  • On/off switch cover
  • Documentation CD
  • IBM Systems Director 6.2 DVD

Standard models

Table 2 lists the standard models.

Table 2. Standard models - Machine type 7147 (Intel Xeon E7-2800 and E7-8800 series processors)

ModelIntel Xeon
(2 maximum)
MAX5Memory Memory
mezz.
RAID Disk
bays*
DisksNetworkDVD675W
Power*
7147-
A1x
1x E7-2803 6C 1.73GHz
18MB 800MHz 105w
No
support
2x 4GBOptionalOptionalOpenOpen2x 1GbOpen1 / 4
7147-
A2x
1x E7-2820 8C 2.00GHz
18MB 978MHz 105w
No
support
2x 4GBOptionalM10154x 2.5"
/ 16
Open2x 1GbOpen2 / 4
7147-
A3x
1x E7-2830 8C 2.13GHz
24MB 1066MHz 105w
Optional2x 4GBOptionalM10154x 2.5"
/ 16
Open2x 1GbOpen2 / 4
7147-
A5x
1x E7-2850 10C 2.00GHz
24MB 1066MHz 130w
Optional2x 4GBOptionalM10154x 2.5"
/ 16
Open2x 1GbOpen2 / 4
7147-
A6x
1x E7-2860 10C 2.26GHz
24MB 1066MHz 130w
Optional2x 4GBOptionalM10154x 2.5"
/ 16
Open2x 1GbOpen2 / 4
7147-
A7x
1x E7-2870 10C 2.40GHz
30MB 1066MHz 130w
Optional2x 4GBOptionalM10154x 2.5"
/ 16
Open2x 1GbOpen2 / 4
7147-
C1x
1x E7-8837 8C 2.67GHz
24MB 1066MHz 130W
Optional2x 4GBOptionalM10154x 2.5"
/ 16
Open2x 1GbOpen2 / 4
* Standard / Maximum

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

Workload-optimized models

Table 3 lists the announced workload-optimized models. These are systems that are specially configured to meet the requirements of a particular software stack.

Table 3. Workload optimized models - Machine type 7147 (Intel Xeon E7-2800 series processors)

Model
7147-
Processor**
(2 max)
MAX5RAMMem
mez.
RAID Disk
bays
DisksNetwork†PS
Database workload-optimized models
D1x2x Xeon E7-2860 10C
2.26GHz 24MB 1066
Opt16x
4 GB
Opt4x B501516x1.8"/ 2416x 200GB SSD2x 1Gb+
2x 10Gb
4 / 4
D2x2x Xeon E7-2860 10C
2.26GHz 24MB 1066
Opt16x
4 GB
Opt2x 6Gb
SSD HBA
16x1.8"/ 2416x 200GB SSD2x 1Gb+
2x 10Gb
4 / 4
D3x2x Xeon E7-2860 10C
2.26GHz 24MB 1066
Opt16x
4 GB
Opt2x M5015
(+Perf keys)
16x1.8"/ 2416x 200GB SSD2x 1Gb+
2x 10Gb
4 / 4
D4x2x Xeon E7-2860 10C
2.26GHz 24MB 1066
Opt16x
4 GB
Opt2x 6Gb
SSD HBA
16x1.8"/ 2416x 200GB SSD2x 1Gb+
2x 10Gb
4 / 4
SAP HANA workload-optimized models
HAx2x Xeon E7-2870 10C
2.40GHz 30MB 1066
NS‡8x
16 GB
Std2x M5015
(+Perf keys)
16x1.8"/2410x 200GB SSD
DVD Multiburner
6x 1Gb
4x 10Gb
4 / 4
HBx2x Xeon E7-2870 10C
2.40GHz 30MB 1066
NS‡16x
16 GB
Std2x M5015
(+Perf keys)
16x1.8"/2410x 200GB SSD
DVD Multiburner
6x 1Gb
4x 10Gb
4 / 4
Virtualization workload-optimized models
F1x
(ESX)
2x Xeon E7-2860 10C
2.26GHz 24MB 1066
Std64x
4GB
Std1x M10154x 2.5" / 16None2x 1Gb +
2x 10Gb
4 / 4
F2x
(RH)
2x Xeon E7-2860 10C
2.26GHz 24MB 1066
Std64x
4GB
Std1x M10154x 2.5" / 16None2x 1Gb +
2x 10Gb
4 / 4
** Processor detail: model, core speed, cores, L3 cache, memory speed
† The HAx and HBx models include two Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter II (each with two IBM 10GbE SW SFP+ Transceivers) and one Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4. The D1x, D2x, F1x, and F2x models include one Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter (no transceivers included). The D3x and D4x models include one Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter II (no transceivers included)
‡ NS = Not supported. MAX5 is not currently certified for use with SAP HANA and is therefore not supported.

About these models:
  • Models 7147-D1x, D2x, D3x, D4x: These models are designed for database applications and uses solid state drives for the best I/O performance.

    Backplane connections for 16 1.8-inch solid state drives (SSD) are standard as are 16 200GB high-performance solid-state drives. Model D1x includes four SSD-optimized ServeRAID B5015 RAID controllers, models D2x and D4x includes two SSD host bus adapters, and model D3x includes two ServeRAID M5015 RAID controllers each with the ServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key.

  • Models 7147-HAx, HBx: These models are optimized to run the SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) solution.

    HANA is an integrated, ready-to-run, hardware-software offering, featuring the new SAP In-Memory Computing Engine. These models include a preload comprised of SLES for SAP, IBM GPFS™, and the SAP HANA software stack. They include two processors, 128 or 256 GB of memory and choice of either all eXFlash solid state drives or a combination of solid state and spinning disk. They are designed for use in small to mid-sized SAP HANA configurations. Note: MAX5 is not currently certified for use with SAP HANA and is therefore not supported. H models also include a SATA Multiburner optical drive.

  • Model 7147-F1x: This model is designed for virtualization applications and include VMware ESXi 4.1 Update 1 on an integrated bootable USB memory key. The model comes standard with the MAX5 memory expansion unit and 256 GB of memory implemented using cost-effective 4GB memory DIMMs (128 GB in the server and in the MAX5).
  • Model 7147-F2x: This model is designed for Open Virtualization and includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (Kernel-Based Virtual Machine, KVM). The software is not preloaded. The model comes standard with the MAX5 memory expansion unit and 256 GB of memory implemented using cost-effective 4GB memory DIMMs (128 GB in the server and 128 GB in the MAX5).

Processor options

The server supports the processor options listed in the following table. The server supports one or two processors. Some processors do not support the attachment of the MAX5 memory expansion unit - these are noted in the table. The table also shows which server models have each processor standard. If there is no corresponding where-used model for a particular processor, then this processor is only available through configure-to-order (CTO).

Table 4. Processor options - Machine type 7147 (Intel Xeon E7-2800 and E7-8800 series processors)

Part
number
Intel Xeon processor descriptionMAX5
supported
Models
where used
88Y5654Xeon E7-8867L 10C 2.13GHz 30MB 1066MHz 105wYes-
88Y5657Xeon E7-8837 8C 2.67GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130W Yes7147-C1x
88Y5662Xeon E7-4807 6C 1.86GHz 18MB 800MHz 95w Yes-
88Y5663Xeon E7-2870 10C 2.40GHz 30MB 1066MHz 130w Yes7147-A7x, HAx, HBx
88Y5664Xeon E7-2860 10C 2.26GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130w Yes7147-A6x, Add Dxx models, F1x, F2x
88Y5720Xeon E7-2850 10C 2.00GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130w Yes7147-A5x
88Y5665Xeon E7-2830 8C 2.13GHz 24MB 1066MHz 105w Yes7147-A3x
88Y5666Xeon E7-2820 8C 2.00GHz 18MB 978MHz 105w No7147-A2x
88Y5667Xeon E7-2803 6C 1.73GHz 18MB 800MHz 105w No7147-A1x

MAX5 memory expansion unit

The IBM MAX5 memory expansion unit is a 1U unit that has 32 DDR3 DIMM sockets, two 675-watt power supplies, and five 40-mm hot-swap speed-controlled fans. It provides added memory for the x3690 X5 server. Some models include the MAX5 standard as listed in the model table above. The MAX5 options are listed in Table 5.

There are two MAX5 options available as listed in the table:

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

MAX5 V2 is the second generation unit and features newer versions of the Intel scalable memory buffers, which enable support for both 1.35V DIMMs and 32 GB DIMMs.

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

Table 5. MAX5
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
59Y62654199IBM MAX5 for System x (also known as MAX5 V1)1
88Y6529A19HIBM MAX5 V2 for System x1
60Y03324782IBM High Efficiency 675W Power Supply
(for MAX5 V1 only, part 59Y6265)
1 (MAX5 V1 only)
59Y62697481IBM MAX5 to x3690 X5 Cable Kit1

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 x3690 X5 supports DDR3 memory. Memory is installed in DIMM sockets either on the system planar (16 sockets) in an optional memory mezzanine tray (16 sockets). The DIMMs on the system planar are directly connected to the first processor, and the DIMMs on the mezzanine are directly connected to the second processor. If you install the mezzanine then you must install the second processor. However the reverse is different: you do not have to install the mezzanine if you have two processors installed (although for performance reasons the mezzanine is recommended).

The following table lists memory options available for x3690 X5 server and for the MAX5 memory expansion unit.

Table 6. Memory options - Machine type 7147 (Intel Xeon E7-2800 and E7-8800 series processors)

Part
number
Feature
code**
DescriptionSupported
in MAX5 V2
Maximum
supported
Models
where
used
81Y8926A15HIBM x3690 X5 16-DIMM Internal Memory ExpansionNo1All Fxx and
Hxx models
44T15921712 / 24292GB (1x2GB, 1Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
Yes32-
44T1481*3964*2GB (1x2GB) Dual Rank PC3-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3-1333 LP RDIMM
No32-
49Y143389342GB (1x2GB, 2Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
No32-
49Y14078942 / A1MH4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
Yes32All models
except Hxx
44T15991713 / 24314GB (1x4GB, Dual Rankx8) PC3-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3-1333MHz LP RDIMM
Yes32F1x (MAX5)
46C744817014GB (1x4GB, Quad Rankx8) PC3-8500
CL7 ECC DDR3-1066MHz LP RDIMM
No32-
49Y1399A14E / A1N78GB (1x8GB, 4Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-8500
CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
Yes32-
46C74821706 / 24328GB (1x8GB, Quad Rankx8) PC3-8500
CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
Yes32-
49Y14008939 / A1N816GB (1x16GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-8500
CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
Yes32All Hxx models
46C74831707 / 243316GB (1x16GB, Quad Rankx4) PC3-8500
CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
Yes32-
49Y1563A1QT / A3E116GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
Yes32-
90Y3101A1CP / A1R232GB (1x32GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-8500
CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
Yes32-
* Withdrawn from marketing
** When two feature codes are listed, the first is the feature code when the DIMM is used in the server, and the second is the feature code when the DIMM is used in the MAX5 V2.

The MAX5 V2 supports a subset of the memory DIMMs listed as shown in the table. The 16 GB and 32 GB x4 memory options that are supported in the MAX5 as listed in the above table are only supported when it is the only type of memory used in the MAX5. No other memory options can be used in the MAX5 if one of the 16 GB or 32 GB DIMMs options are used in the MAX5. These x4 DIMM also supports redundant bit steering (RBS) when used in the MAX5 or when used in x3690 X5 servers with E7 processors (machine type 7147).

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

Internal storage

IBM System x3690 X5 server supports internally up to 16 2.5-inch SAS or SATA drives, or up to 24 1.8-inch solid state drives (SSDs). The number of drives that can be inserted depends on the backplanes that are installed. Backplane options are listed in the following table. The backplanes that are standard in each model are listed in Table 2. Only certain combinations of backplanes are supported; see the Installation and User's Guide for information.

Table 7. Drive backplane options

Part numberFeature
code
NameMaximum
supported
60Y03399287IBM 4x 2.5" HS SAS HDD Backplane
Supports up to eight 2.5-inch SAS or SATA hot-swap drives.
4*
60Y03811790IBM 8x 2.5" HS SAS HDD Backplane
Supports up to eight 2.5-inch SAS or SATA hot-swap drives.
2
60Y03609281IBM eXFlash 8x 1.8" HS SAS SSD Backplane
Supports up to eight 1.8-inch hot-swap SSDs.
3
* Only two 4x 2.5" are supported when building an initial configuration using one of the configurators, however the server does support four 4x 2.5" backplanes if installed after an initial configuration.

Internal drive options

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

Table 8. Disk drive options for internal disk storage

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
1.8-inch solid state drives (SSDs) - Enterprise
49Y6124A3APIBM 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD24
49Y6119A3ANIBM 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD24
00W1120A3HQIBM 100GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD24
43W77465420IBM 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC SSD24
43W77265428IBM 50GB SATA 1.8" MLC SSD24
41Y8371A4FTS3700 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD24
41Y8366A4FSS3700 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD24
1.8-inch solid state drives (SSDs) - Enterprise Value
00AJ040A4KVS3500 80GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD24
00AJ045A4KWS3500 240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD24
00AJ050A4KXS3500 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD24
00W1222A3TGIBM 128GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD24
00W1227A3THIBM 256GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD24
49Y5834A3AQIBM 64GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD24
49Y5993A3ARIBM 512GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD24
2.5-inch solid state drives (SSDs) - Enterprise
41Y8341A4FQS3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD 16
41Y8336A4FNS3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
41Y8331A4FLS3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
49Y6195A4GHIBM 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
49Y6139A3F0IBM 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
49Y6134A3EYIBM 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
49Y6129A3EWIBM 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
00W1125A3HRIBM 100GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
43W7718A2FNIBM 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS SSD16
2.5-inch solid state drives (SSDs) - Enterprise Value
00AJ000A4KMS3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ005A4KNS3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ010A4KPS3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ015A4KQS3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
49Y5839A3ASIBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
49Y5844A3AUIBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
90Y8643A2U3IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
90Y8648A2U4IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
2.5-inch 15K SAS hot-swap HDDs
00AJ300A4VBIBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD16
81Y9670A283IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
90Y8926A2XBIBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD16
42D06775536IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD16
2.5-inch 15K SAS hot-swap SEDs
90Y8944A2ZKIBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED16
44W22945412IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS SED16
81Y9662A3EGIBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED16
2.5-inch 10K SAS hot-swap HDDs
90Y8877A2XCIBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD16
42D06375599IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD16
90Y8872A2XDIBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD16
49Y20035433IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD16
81Y9650A282IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
00AD075A48SIBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD16
2.5-inch 10K SAS hot-swap SEDs
00AD085A48TIBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS SED16
90Y8908A3EFIBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED16
90Y8913A2XFIBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED16
44W22645413IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS SED16
2.5-inch SAS-SSD hybrid drives
00AD102A4G7IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS Hybrid16
2.5-inch NL SAS hot-swap HDDs
81Y9690A1P3IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
90Y8953A2XEIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD16
42D07075409IBM 500GB 7200 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD16
2.5-inch NL SATA hot-swap HDDs
81Y9730A1AVIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
81Y9722A1NXIBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
81Y9726A1NZIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
2.5-inch SATA hot-swap HDDs
None*5414IBM 500GB 7200 SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD1
* Available via special bid or configure-to-order (CTO) only

Controllers for internal storage

The following table lists the RAID controllers, SAS HBAs and other options used for internal disk storage of x3690 X5 server.

Table 9. RAID controllers for internal storage

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
60Y03094164IBM x3690 X5 RAID Expansion Adapter1
46M08310095ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller 2
46M09163877ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller 4
46M08290093ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller 4
90Y4304A2NFServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller4
88Y5874A39RServeRAID M5016 battery tray2 (1 per pair of M5016)
46M09693889ServeRAID B5015 SSD Controller 4
46M09305106ServeRAID M5000 Series Advance Feature Key†1 per one M5015 or M5014
81Y4426A10CServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key†1 per one M5015 or M5014
46M09123876IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA3
† Only one key is supported in each controller, either the Advance Feature Key or the Performance Accelerator Key.

The IBM x3690 X5 RAID Expansion Adapter (also known as the ServeRAID Expansion Adapter or IBM 4x4 Drive Backplane ServeRAID Expansion adapter) is a SAS expander that allows you to create RAID arrays of up to 16 drives and across up to four backplanes. You can use only the 2.5-inch hot-swap drive backplanes with this adapter. You can use the Expansion Adapter only with the following RAID controllers:
  • ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA adapter
  • ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA adapter
  • ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA adapter
  • ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA adapter

The Expansion Adapter must be installed in PCI Slot 1 and the ServeRAID adapter must be installed in PCI Slot 3.

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

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

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

The ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
  • Two Mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 800 MHz dual-core PowerPC® processor
  • Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCI Express x8 Gen 2 host interface
  • 1 GB of onboard data cache (DDR3 running at 1333 MHz)
  • CacheVault technology to protect data in cache in case of critical power or server failure
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Connects to up to 128 SAS or SATA drives
  • Intermix of SAS and SATA drives are supported, but the mixing of SAS and SATA drives in the same RAID array is not supported
  • Supports up to 64 logical volumes
  • Supports LUN sizes up to 64 TB
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1 MB

The ServeRAID B5015 SSD Controller has the following specifications:
  • Two Mini-SAS internal connectors
  • Supports RAID levels 1 and 5
  • 6 Gbps throughput per SAS port
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on PMC-Sierra PM8013 maxSAS 6 Gb/s SAS RoC controller
  • Performance optimized for SSDs
  • Stripe size of up to 1 MB

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 backup drives

The server does not support an internal backup option.

Optical drives

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

Table 10. Optical drives

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Standard models
where used
46M09024163UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner1All Hxx models

IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner (part number 46M0902) 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 following media and speeds for writing:
  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 4X
  • High Speed CD-RW 10X
  • Ultra Speed CD-RW 16X
  • Ultra Speed Plus CD-RW 16X
  • DVD-R 8X
  • DVD-R DL 6X
  • DVD+R 8X
  • DVD+R DL 6X
  • DVD-RW 6X
  • DVD+RW 8X
  • DVD-RAM 5X

I/O expansion options

The server offers the up to five PCI Express 2.0 slots through two riser slots. The slots available depend on the riser cards used. None of the slots are hot-swap. All slots are available regardless of whether one or two processors are installed.

Riser slot 1 can accept one of the riser cards listed in the following table, however, all standard models have the 2x8 riser card installed. This card provides the following PCIe 2.0 slots:

  • Slot 1, PCIe 2.0 x8 full height, half length slot
  • Slot 2, PCIe 2.0 x8 full height, half length slot

For CTO customers, the 2x8 riser can be replaced by another riser with one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot, either a full-length slot or a 3/4-length slot, as listed in the following table. Additional power for the adapter is available from an on-board power connector if needed. Note that you cannot install the full-length riser (60Y0337) if the memory mezzanine is installed.

Table 11. Riser cards for riser slot 1
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionStandard models
where used
60Y03299285IBM System x3690 X5 PCI-Express (2x8) Riser Card
(standard in all models)
All models
60Y03319282IBM System x3690 X5 PCI-Express (1x16) Riser Card-3/4 length-
60Y03379283IBM System x3690 X5 PCI-Express (1x16) Riser Card- full length*-
* The 1x16 full-length riser cannot be used if the memory mezzanine is installed in the server.

Riser slot 2 has the 3x8 riser card installed in all standard models, except for model 7148-ARx. For model ARx, it can be ordered using 60Y0366. See the following table. This riser card has the following three slots:
  • Slot 3, PCIe 2.0 x8 low profile adapter.
  • Slot 4, PCIe 2.0 x4 low profile adapter (x8 mechanical).
  • Slot 5, PCIe 2.0 x8 low profile adapter. The Emulex 10Gb Ethernet adapter is installed in this slot if the adapter is part of the server configuration.

The 3x8 riser card also contains two USB ports, one of which supports the use of an embedded hypervisor key with VMware ESXi installed on it. The other USB port is not used.

Table 12. Riser cards for riser slot 2
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionStandard models
where used
60Y03669280IBM System x3690 X5 PCI-Express (3x8) Riser Card*All models except ARx
* Some IBM ordering systems refer to this option as the IBM PCIe x4 and x8 Adapter with 2 USB Ports

Note: Full-length adapters cannot be installed in any slots if the memory mezzanine is also installed. Instead, adapters up to 3/4 length are supported.

Network adapters

The x3690 X5 offers two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, based on the Broadcom BCM5709C controller. The following table lists additional supported network adapters.

Table 13. Network adapters

Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
40 Gb Ethernet
00D9550A3PNMellanox ConnectX-3 FDR VPI IB/E Adapter for IBM System x4
10 Gb Ethernet
49Y7910A18YBroadcom NetXtreme II Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x4
42C18201637Brocade 10Gb CNA for IBM System x4
NoneA148Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM System x1
49Y7950A18ZEmulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM System x3*
49Y42745715Emulex VFA II FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x
(Features on Demand upgrade for 49Y7950)
3*
95Y3751A348Emulex Dual Port VFAII Adapter & FCoE/iSCSI License 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 x4
00D9690A3PMMellanox ConnectX-3 10GbE Adapter for IBM System x4
42C18005751QLogic 10Gb CNA for IBM System x4
47C9952A47HSolarflare SFN5162F MR Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x4
47C9960A47JSolarflare SFN6122F LL Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x4
1 Gb Ethernet
90Y9370A2V4Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x4
90Y9352A2V3Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x4
49Y42305767Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for IBM System x4
49Y42405768Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for IBM System x4
42C17802995NetXtreme II 1000 Express Dual Port Ethernet Adapter4
None1485NetXtreme II 1000 Express G Ethernet Adapter- PCIe4
49Y42205766NetXtreme II 1000 Express Quad Port Ethernet Adapter4
42C17502975PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter3
InfiniBand
95Y3750A2MYMellanox ConnectX-2 Dual-port QSFP QDR IB Adapter for IBM System x1
00D9550A3PNMellanox ConnectX-3 FDR VPI IB/E Adapter for IBM System x4
* Maximum of 3 if Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM System x (FC A148) is not installed, otherwise maximum of 2

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 x3690 X5 server.

Table 14. Storage adapters

Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
16 Gb Fibre Channel HBAs
81Y1675A2XVBrocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
81Y1668A2XUBrocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
81Y1662A2W6Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
81Y1655A2W5Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
00Y3337A3KWQLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
00Y3341A3KXQLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
8 Gb Fibre Channel HBAs
46M60503591Brocade 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
46M60493589Brocade 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
42D04943581Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
42D04853580Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
42D05103579QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
42D05013578QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
4 Gb Fibre Channel HBAs
59Y19933886Brocade 4Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
59Y19873885Brocade 4Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
42C20711699Emulex 4Gb FC Dual-Port PCI-E HBA for IBM System x4
42C20691698Emulex 4Gb FC Single-Port PCI-E HBA for IBM System x4
39R65273568QLogic 4Gb FC Dual-Port PCIe HBA for System x4
39R65253567QLogic 4Gb FC Single-Port PCIe HBA for System x4
SAS HBAs
46M09075982IBM 6Gb SAS HBA4

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

Table 15. High IOPS SSD adapters

Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
46C9078A3J3IBM 365GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter4
46C9081A3J4IBM 785GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter4
46M08770096IBM 160GB High IOPS SS Class SSD PCIe Adapter4
46M08780097IBM 320GB High IOPS SD Class SSD PCIe Adapter2
46M08981649IBM 320GB High IOPS MS Class SSD PCIe Adapter4
90Y4377A3DYIBM 1.2TB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter4
90Y4397A3DZIBM 2.4TB High IOPS MLC Duo Adapter2
90Y4361A3MZ*IBM 300GB High IOPS MLC Modular Adapter3
90Y4365A3N0*IBM 600GB High IOPS MLC Modular Adapter3
90Y4369A3N1*IBM 800GB High IOPS MLC Modular Adapter3
90Y4373A3N2*IBM 300GB High IOPS SLC Modular Adapter3
* MLC Modular Adapters not available via CTO or Special build. The adapter cannot be shipped installed and instead must be shipped in its option box and configured at the final installation location. For more information, see https://ibm.com/support/entry/myportal/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-IOMA
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Internal Storage category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=internalstorage

Power supplies

The x3690 X5 power subsystem consists of up to four hot-pluggable 675W auto-sensing power supplies. The modules are independently powered by AC line cords. Most standard models have one or two power supplies as standard; workload-optimized models have all four standard. An AC power supply ships standard with one 2.8 m C13 - C14 power cord.

One power supply is sufficient when the total power budget is less than 675W. Use the IBM System x and BladeCenter® Power Configurator to determine the power requirements of your configuration. The Power Configurator is available at http://www.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/resources/powerconfig.html

For power budgets under 675W, installing a second power supply provides redundancy. To install a second power supply, use the IBM High Efficiency 675W Power Supply, part number 60Y0332. Installing four power supplies ensures redundancy even with a fully loaded server. To install the third and fourth power supplies, use the IBM 675W Redundant Power Supply Kit, part number 60Y0327. The power subsystem is designed for N+N operation and hot-swap exchange. Having four power supplies installed allows for N+N redundancy, where N=2 (that is, a total of four power supplies where two are redundant backups for the other two). The following table lists the part numbers.

The MAX5 V1 has one power supply standard and a second optional power supply for redundancy. See the MAX5 section for details. The MAX5 V2 has two power supplies installed. No further power supplies are needed or available.

Table 16. Power supplies

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
60Y03324782IBM High Efficiency 675W Power Supply
Use for x3690 X5 power supply 2 and MAX5 V1
1 (x3690 X5)
1 (MAX5 V1)
60Y03279279IBM 675W Redundant Power Supply Kit
Use for power supplies 3 and 4.
1

Integrated virtualization

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

Note: The IBM System x3690 X5 PCI-Express (3x8) Riser Card, part number 60Y0366, is required.

Table 17. Virtualization options

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
41Y8298A2G0IBM Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads1
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 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

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. The IMM also provides a virtual presence capability for remote server management capabilities.

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

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

The server also supports virtual media and remote control features which provide the following functions:
  • Remotely viewing video with Matrox G200eR2, 16 MB DDR2 SDRAM memory. Maximum graphic resolution is 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors.
  • Remotely accessing the server using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
  • Mapping the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client, and mapping ISO and diskette image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the server
  • Uploading a diskette image to the IMM memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive
  • Capture blue-screen errors

Supported operating systems

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 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
  • VMware vSphere 5.1

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

Dimensions:

  • Height: 86 mm (3.5 inches, 2U)
  • Depth: 698 mm (27.4 inches)
  • Width: 429 mm (16.8 inches)

Maximum weight: 31.3 kg (69 lb) when fully configured

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

BTU output:
  • Ship configuration (1 power supply): 648 BTU/hr (190 watts)
  • Ship configuration (2 power supplies): 802 BTU/hr (235 watts)
  • Typical configuration: 3,753 BTU/hr (1100 watts)
  • Full configuration (chassis/MAX5): 5115 BTU/hr (1498 watts)

Noise level: 6.3 bels

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

Warranty options

The IBM System x3690 X5 has a 3-year onsite warranty with 9x5/next business day terms. IBM offers the warranty service upgrades through IBM ServicePac®, 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 at 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, the types of IBM ServicePacs are as follows:
  • 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 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
  • IEC/UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition
  • CAN/CSA - C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 2nd Edition
  • NOM-019
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • IEC-60950-1, 2nd edition (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • Australia and New Zealand C-Tick Mark CISPR 22, Class A
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A and CNS14336
  • China CCC (GB4943-2001), GB9254-2008 class A, GB17625.1-2003 (See note)
  • Korea - MIC
  • CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950, and EN55024)
  • CISPR 22, Class A
  • TUV-GS (EN60950-1:2001, 2nd edition)
  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules (Class A) prior to product delivery
  • IEC-60950-1, 2nd edition (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)

External disk storage expansion

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

Table 19. External SAS 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 20. Hard drive options for external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity supported
per one enclosure
SATA Hot-Swap HDDs
- IBM 500GB 7200 SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD 1
43W7714 IBM 50GB SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS High IOPS SSD 16
SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
42D0632 IBM 146GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD 16
42D0637 IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD 16
42D0672 IBM 73GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD 16
42D0677 IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD 16
42D0707 IBM 500GB 7200 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD 16
44W2264 IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS SED 16
44W2294 IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS SED 16
49Y2003 IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD 16

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

Table 21. RAID controllers for external storage expansion enclosures
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum quantity
supported
46M08300094ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller4
46M09305106ServeRAID M5000 Series Advance Feature Key†1 per one M5025
81Y4426A10CServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key†1 per one M5025
† Only one key is supported in each controller, either the Advance Feature Key or the Performance Accelerator Key.

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

For more information, see the 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 22. External SAS cables for external storage expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per enclosure*
39R6531IBM 3 m SAS Cable1
39R6529IBM 1 m SAS Cable1
2018IBM 11U Office Enablement Kit1
* Note: The EXP3000 and EXP2500 series can be chained with each other. In such a case, one cable is used to connect first EXP25xx or EXP3000 to the RAID controller, and every consecutive EXP unit is connected to previous one by one cable.

External disk storage systems

The following table lists the external storage systems that are supported by x3550 M4 and can be ordered through System x sales channel. The server may support other 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 23. 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 System Storage category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=externalstorage

External backup units

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

Table 24. 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
00D8924IBM Half High LTO Ultrium Gen 6 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 25. 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

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
21303RXIBM UPS 7500XHV
21304RX IBM UPS 10000XHV
24195KX IBM UPS5000 HV
53956AX IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS (200V/208V)
53956KX IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS (230V)
53959KX IBM 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
46M4167 1U Switched and Monitored PDU 9 C19 / 3 C13 3 phased 30A fixed 4.3m L21-30P
46M4002 IBM 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI® PDU
46M4003 IBM 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU
46M4004 IBM 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU
46M4005 IBM 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU
Enterprise
39Y8923 IBM Enterprise C19 3 phase PDU (60a)
39Y8938IBM Enterprise C19 3 phase PDU (60a)
39Y8939 DPI 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P
39Y8940 DPI 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y8941 IBM Enterprise C13 PDU
39Y8948 IBM Enterprise C19 PDU
71762MX IBM Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU+ Module
71762NX IBM Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module
71763MU IBM Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU+ 60A/208V/3ph
71763NU IBM Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3ph
Universal PDUs
39M2816 IBM DPI C13 PDU+
39Y8905 DPI 100-127v PDU with Fixed Nema L5-15P line cord
39Y8951 DPI Universal Rack Power Distribution Unit with Nema L5-20P and L6-20P
OU Basic PDUs
46M4116 IBM 0U 24 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A PDU
46M4134 IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 50A 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.

Table 28. Rack cabinets

Part numberDescription
14102RX IBM 25RU standard rack
14104RX IBM 42U S2 standard rack
93072PX IBM S2 25U Static Base Cabinet
93072RX IBM 25U S2 standard rack
93074RX NetBAY S2 42U Standard Rack Cabinet
93074XX IBM 42U S2 expansion rack
93084EX IBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
93084PX IBM 42U Enterprise Rack
99564RX IBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Rack Cabinet
99564XX IBM S2 42U Dynamic Expansion Rack Cabinet
93604PX 42U Deep Dynamic Primary Cabinet
93604EX 42U Deep Dynamic Expansion Cabinet
93614PX 42U Deep Static Primary Cabinet
93614EX 42U Deep Static Expansion Cabinet
93624PX 47U Deep Static Primary Cabinet
93624EX 47U Deep Static Expansion Cabinet

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 x3690 X5 is a 2U-high device (1U is one rack unit and is 1.75 inches). The MAX5 memory expansion unit is an additional 1U high unit. Both are designed to be installed in standard 19-inch racks. Three slide kits are available for use with the x3690 X5, as listed in the following table. Cable management arms are optional but useful because they help prevent cables from becoming tangled and causing server downtime. Available cable management arms are also listed.

Table 29. Rail kit options and cable management arms

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionUse
Rail kits
69Y23454786IBM System x3690 X5 Ball Bearing Slide KitRequired if you plan to attach a MAX5 unit
None*4178Universal Slides KitDesigned to fit telecommunications and short racks
None*6457Friction SlideA low cost rail kit
Cable management arms
69Y23466473IBM CMA for Ball Bearing and Universal SlidesUse with 69Y2345
69Y23446474IBM System x3690 X5 2U Cable Management ArmUse with Universal Slides Kit
None*6458Friction CMAUse with Friction Slide
* Available via special bid or CTO only

The server supports keyboards and mice, and rack console switches and conversion options, listed in the following table.

Table 30. Rack options
Part numberFeature codeDescription
Monitor kits and keyboard trays
17238BX1723HC1 fc A3EKIBM 1U 18.5" Standard Console
17238EX1723HC1 fc A3ELIBM 1U 18.5" Enhanced Media Console
172317X1723HC1 fc 00511U 17in Flat Panel Console Kit
172319X1723HC1 fc 00521U 19in Flat Panel Console Kit
Console switches
3858D3X3858HC1 fc A4X1Avocent Universal Management Gateway 6000 for IBM
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
00AK142A4X4UM KVM Module VGA+SD Dual RJ45
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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