IBM BladeCenter HS22V

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Abstract

The IBM BladeCenter HS22V is a two-way high-performance blade server that offers outstanding performance for virtualization with new levels of memory capacity and CPU performance. It offers 18 DIMM slots supporting up to 288 GB of DDR3 memory for more and larger virtual machines per blade. HS22V supports durable solid-state drives and hardware RAID 0,1 providing outstanding reliability when virtualizing multiple workloads on a single blade. Combining the HS22V with Virtual Fabric from IBM BladeCenter provides flexible, easy, fast, and reliable I/O that supports up to 40 GbE to each blade and up to a total of eight ports of I/O per blade.

Changes in the June 13 update:
* Updated HDD table
* Updated Networking adapter table
* Updated Hypervisor key table
* Updated operating systems supported

Contents


Table of contents


Introduction

The IBM® BladeCenter® HS22V is a two-way high-performance blade server that offers outstanding performance for virtualization with new levels of memory capacity and CPU performance. It offers 18 DIMM slots supporting up to 288 GB of DDR3 memory for more and larger virtual machines per blade. HS22V supports durable solid-state drives and hardware RAID 0,1 providing outstanding reliability when virtualizing multiple workloads on a single blade. Combining the HS22V with Virtual Fabric from IBM BladeCenter provides flexible, easy, fast, and reliable I/O that supports up to 40 GbE to each blade and up to a total of eight ports of I/O per blade.

The HS22V is shown in Figure 1.

IBM BladeCenter HS22V
Figure 1. IBM BladeCenter HS22V

Did you know?

BladeCenter HS22V delivered leadership performance for a 2-processor blade server running virtualization applications based on SPECvirt_sc2010 benchmark. The HS22V achieved an overall performance score of 1,367 @ 84 VMs. The HS22V was configured with the Intel Xeon Processor X5690 (3.46GHz with 256KB L2 cache per core and 12MB L3 cache per processor—2 processors/12 cores/6 cores per chip), 288 GB of memory, two 50 GB disk drives, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor.

Locations of key components and connectors

Figure 2 shows the inside of the server indicating key components.

IBM BladeCenter HS22V
Figure 2. IBM BladeCenter HS22V

Standard specifications
The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications

ComponentsSpecification
Form factor Single-wide (30 mm)
Processor (max) Intel Xeon 5500 series processors
Intel Xeon 5600 series processors
Number of processors 1 standard / 2 maximum
Memory DIMM sockets18x DDR-3 VLP DIMM slots
Maximum memoryModels with Xeon 5600 processors: 288 GB using 16 GB DIMMs (144 GB per processor)
Models with Xeon 5500 processors: 144 GB using 8 GB DIMMs (72 GB per processor)
Expansion slots One CIOv slot: 2 ports
One CFFh slot: 4 ports
Disk baysTwo non-hot-swap bays supporting two solid-state drives
Maximum internal storage Up to 100 GB total internal storage
Network interface 2x 1Gb Ethernet using a Broadcom 5709S onboard NIC
Some models also include a 2-port 10Gb controller installed in the CFFh slot
Some models also include a 2-port 8Gb Fibre Channel controller installed in the CIOv slot
Hot-swap components None
RAID support RAID-0, -1 and -1E (optional RAID-5 with battery-backed cache)
Systems management Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), IBM Integrated Management Module (IMM), Predictive Failure Analysis, optional embedded hypervisor for virtualization, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, light path diagnostics, IBM Systems Director, and IBM ServerGuide
SecurityTrusted Platform Module (TPM), Power-on password, administrator password, unattended boot, selectable boot, unattended start mode
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, VMware, Oracle Solaris
Limited warranty Three-year customer replaceable unit, and onsite and offsite limited warranty

The IBM BladeCenter HS22V is shipped with the following items:
  • Documentation CD
  • Environmental Notices CD
  • Statement of Limited Warranty
  • Important Notices
  • Technical Note Flyer

Standard models

The following table lists the standard models.

Table 2. Standard models

ModelProcessor** (2 max)Memory
(std / max)
Eth†RAIDBays
(used/max)
Disk
drives
Slots
(used/max)
Models with Intel Xeon 5500 Series Processors: 4-core and 2-core
7871-B4x*1x Xeon E5540 4C 2.53GHz
8MB 1066MHz 80w
3x 2GB / 144 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
7871-C4x*1x Xeon X5570 4C 2.93GHz
8MB 1333MHz 95w
3x 2GB / 144 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
Models with Intel Xeon 5600 Series Processors: 4-core
7871-A5x*1x Xeon E5603 4C 1.60GHz
4MB 1066MHz 80w
1x 4GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
7871-A7x*1x Xeon E5607 4C 2.26GHz
8MB 1066MHz 80w
1x 4GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
7871-G2x1x Xeon E5620 4C 2.40GHz
12MB 1066MHz 80w
3x 2GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
7871-B5x*1x Xeon X5647 4C 2.93GHz
12MB 1066MHz 130w
3x 4GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
7871-H5x*1x Xeon X5667 4C 3.06GHz
12MB 1333MHz 95w
3x 2GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
7871-C5x*1x Xeon X5672 4C 3.20GHz
12MB 1333MHz 95w
3x 4GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
7871-C7x*1x Xeon X5687 4C 3.60GHz
12MB 1333MHz 130w
3x 4GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
Models with Intel Xeon 5600 Series Processors: 6-core
7871-N2x*1x Xeon L5640 6C 2.26GHz
12MB 1333MHz 60w
3x 2GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
7871-B6x*1x Xeon E5649 6C 2.53GHz
12MB 1333MHz 80w
3x 4GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
7871-D4x*1x Xeon E5649 6C 2.53GHz
12MB 1333MHz 80W
3x 4 GB / 288 GB2x 1 Gb SAS RAID0 / 2Open0 / 2
7871-H2x*1x Xeon X5650 6C 2.66GHz
12MB 1333MHz 95w
3x 2GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
7871-HXx*2x Xeon X5660 6C 2.8GHz
12MB 1333MHz 95w
18x 4GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb +
2x 10Gb +
2x 8Gb FC
SAS RAID0 / 2 Open2 / 2
7871-C6x*1x Xeon X5675 6C 3.06GHz
12MB 1333MHz 95w
3x 4GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
7871-C8x*1x Xeon X5690 6C 3.46GHz
12MB 1333MHz 130w
3x 4GB / 288 GB2x 1Gb SAS RAID0 / 2 Open0 / 2
* Withdrawn from marketing
** Processor detail: (model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, power)
† All models contain an onboard 2-port Gigabit Ethernet controller. Model HXx also includes Broadcom 10Gb Gen2 2-port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh) installed in the CFFh expansion slot and Qlogic 8Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) installed in the CIOv expansion slot.

Three models have an additional 2-port 10Gb Ethernet controller installed in the CFFh slot, and one also has a Fibre Channel card installed:
  • Model GDx includes an Intel 10Gb 2-port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh)
  • Model HAx includes an Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter (CFFh)
  • Model HXx includes a Broadcom 10Gb Gen2 2-port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh) and a Qlogic 8Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv).

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

Chassis support

The HS22V is supported in the various BladeCenter chassis as listed in the following table.

Table 4. Chassis support

DescriptionBC-E
(8677)
BC-TBC-S
(8886)
BC-H
(8852)
BC-HT AC
(8750)
BC-HT DC
(8740)
HS22V with 130W CPUsNoNoSome limits*Some limits*Some limits*No
HS22V with up to 95W CPUsSome limits*NoFullFullFullFull
* See Table 4 for details

The number of HS22V servers supported in each chassis depends on the thermal design power of the processors used in the servers as shown in Table 6. The table uses the following conventions:
  • A green square in a cell means the chassis can be filled with HS22V blade servers up to the maximum number of blade bays in the chassis (for example, 14 blades in the BladeCenter H).
  • A yellow square in a cell means that the maximum number of HS22V blades that the chassis can hold is fewer than the total available blade bays (for example, 12 in a BladeCenter H). Other bays in the chassis may or may not be occupied by servers other than HS22 and HS22V depending on the combination and some bays must remain empty. Consult the BladeCenter Interoperability Guide for specifics: http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5073016

Note: The HS22V is not supported in the BladeCenter E with power supplies smaller than 2000 W.

Table 5. Chassis support (detailed)
CPU
TDP*
Maximum number of HS22V servers supported in each chassis
BC-E with AMM
(8677) (14 bays)
BC-S
(8886)
(6 bays)
BC-H (models other than 4Tx)
(14 bays)
BC-H (-4Tx)
(14 bays)
BC-HT
AC
(8750)
(12 bays)
BC-HT DC
(8740)
(12 bays)
2000 W
power
supplies
2320 W
power
supplies
2900W supplies
2980W supplies**
2980W
Standard
blowers
Enhanced
blowers†
Standard
blowers
Enhanced
blowers†
Enhanced
blowers†
130W
None‡
None‡
5
None‡
12
None‡
14
14
10
None‡
95W
11
14
6
14
14
14
14
14
12
None‡
80W
12
14
6
14
14
14
14
14
12
None‡
60W
13
14
6
14
14
14
14
14
12
None‡
40W
14
14
6
14
14
14
14
14
12
None‡
* Thermal Design Power
** IBM BladeCenter H 2980W AC Power Modules, 68Y6601 (standard in 4Tx, optional with all other BC-H chassis models)
† IBM BladeCenter H Enhanced Cooling Modules, 68Y6650 (standard in 4Tx, optional with all other BC-H chassis models)
‡ Not supported

Processor options

The HS22V supports the processor options listed in the following table. The server supports one or two processors. 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 6. Processor options

Part
number
Intel Xeon processor descriptionModels
where used
Intel Xeon 5600 Series Processors: 4-core
81Y6038Xeon E5603 4C 1.60GHz 4MB 1066MHz 80wA5x
81Y6039Xeon E5606 4C 2.13GHz 8MB 1066MHz 80w-
81Y6040Xeon E5607 4C 2.26GHz 8MB 1066MHz 80wA7x
69Y0927Xeon E5620 4C 2.40GHz 12MB 1066MHz 80w G2x
69Y0926Xeon E5630 4C 2.53GHz 12MB 1066MHz 80w -
69Y4746Xeon L5609 4C 1.86GHz 12MB 1066MHz 40w -
69Y4743Xeon L5618 4C 1.86GHz 12MB 1066MHz 40w-
81Y6041Xeon X5647 4C 2.93GHz 12MB 1066MHz 130wB5x
81Y6043Xeon X5672 4C 3.20GHz 12MB 1333MHz 95wC5x
81Y6045Xeon X5687 4C 3.60GHz 12MB 1333MHz 130wC7x
Intel Xeon 5600 Series Processors: 6-core
69Y4744Xeon E5645 6C 2.40GHz 12MB 1333MHz 80w-
81Y6042Xeon E5649 6C 2.53GHz 12MB 1333MHz 80wB6x
69Y4745Xeon L5638 6C 2.0GHz 12MB 1333MHz 60w-
69Y0928Xeon L5640 6C 2.26GHz 12M 1333MHz 60w N2x
69Y0924Xeon X5650 6C 2.66GHz 12M 1333MHz 95w H2x, HAx
69Y0923Xeon X5660 6C 2.80GHz 12MB 1333MHz 95w HXx
69Y0922Xeon X5670 6C 2.93GHz 12MB 1333MHz 95w H4x
81Y6044Xeon X5675 6C 3.06GHz 12MB 1333MHz 95wC6x
69Y4748Xeon X5680 6C 3.33GHz 12MB 1333MHz 130w F2x
81Y6046Xeon X5690 6C 3.46GHz 12MB 1333MHz 130wC8x
Intel Xeon 5500 Series Processors: 4-core
49Y5151Xeon E5506 4C 2.13GHz 4MB 800MHz 80w-
49Y5163Xeon E5540 4C 2.53GHz 8MB 1066MHz 80wB4x
49Y5172 Xeon X5570 4C 2.93GHz 8MB 1333MHz 95wC4x

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 HS22V blade server has 18 DIMM slots. When one processor is installed, then only nine DIMM slots can be used. When two processors are installed, then all 18 DIMM slots can be used. However, the maximum amount of DIMMs that can be installed is also limited by the type and rank of DIMM used, as follows:

  • Up to 18 single-rank RDIMMs (nine per processor) for a maximum of 72 GB (18x 4 GB)
  • Up to 18 dual-rank RDIMMs (nine per processor) for a maximum of 288 GB (18x 16 GB) for Xeon 5600 series and 144 GB (18x 8 GB) for Xeon 5500 series

Each CPU has three memory channels, and there are three DIMMs per channel. RDIMMs can be populated three per channel. Maximum memory speed is limited by memory speed supported by the specific CPU (that is, if the CPU supports only 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
    • 800 MHz when three single-rank or dual-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
    • 1066 MHz when two single-rank or dual-rank RDIMMs per channel are installed
    • 800 MHz when three single-rank or dual-rank RDIMMs per channel are installed
  • Dual-core Intel Xeon 5500 series processors only support memory speed at 800 MHz.

The HS22V supports both 1.5 V and 1.35 V DIMMs. Intel Xeon 5600 series processor can run DIMMs at either 1.35 V or 1.5 V depending on DIMM voltage and configuration, while Intel Xeon 5500 series processors run DIMMs at 1.5 V in all cases. Mixing 1.5 V and 1.35 V DIMMs in the same server is supported, in such a case all DIMMs operate at 1.5 V. With 1.35V DIMMs if there is a need to run two DIMMs per channel at 1333 MHz then DIMMs will operate at 1.5 V.

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 (minimum of one pair per each CPU), and both DIMMs in a pair must be identical in type and size. If Memory Sparing is used then DIMMs must be installed in sets of three, and all DIMMs in the same set must be identical in type and size. Memory sparing is only supported for Intel Xeon 5600 series processor-based systems.

The following two tables list memory options available for HS22V server - one of 5500 series processors and one for 5600 series processors. DIMMs can be installed one at a time, but for performance reasons, install them in sets of three, one for each of the three memory channels.

Table 7. Memory options for servers with Xeon 5500 series processors
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported
Models
where used
49Y14271 GB (1x 1 GB, 1Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
49Y14282 GB (1x 2 GB, 2Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
49Y14292 GB (1x 2 GB, 1Rx4, 1.5 V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
44T15942 GB (1x 2 GB, 1Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz 18-
46C05602 GB (1x 2 GB, 1Rx8, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz 18-
49Y14304 GB (1x 4 GB, 2Rx4, 1.5 V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz 18-
44T15964 GB (1x 4 GB, 2Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
46C05634 GB (1x 4 GB, 1Rx4, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz 18-
46C05644 GB (1x 4 GB, 2Rx8, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz 18-
46C05688 GB (1x 8 GB, 2Rx4, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
49Y14318 GB (1x 8 GB, 2Rx4, 1.5 V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-

Table 8. Memory options for servers with Xeon 5600 series processors
Part
number
DescriptionMaximum
quantity supported
Models where used
Standard DIMMs (1.5 V)
49Y14271 GB (1x 1 GB, 1Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
49Y14282 GB (1x 2 GB, 2Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18F2x, F3x, G2x,
G4x, GDx, H2x,
H4x, H5x, HAx,
N2x
49Y14292GB (1x 2GB, 1Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
44T15942GB (1x 2GB, 1Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
44T15964 GB (1x 4 GB, 2Rx8, 1.5 V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
49Y14304GB (1x 4GB, 2Rx4, 1.5 V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18HXx
49Y14318GB (1x 8GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
Low Power DIMMs (1.35 V)
46C05602GB (1x 2GB, 1Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
46C05634GB (1x 4GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18A5x, A7x, B5x,
B6x, C5x, C6x,
C7x, C8x
46C05644GB (1x 4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
46C05688GB (1x 8GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-
46C059916GB (1x16 GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333 MHz18-

Internal disk storage options

The HS22V blade server features an onboard LSI Logic 53C1064E SAS controller that connect to two SAS ports at the front of the HS22V motherboard. The LSI Logic 53C1064E SAS controller provides RAID 0 or RAID 1 capability and supports up to two internal non-hot-swap 1.8-inch solid state drives (SSDs).

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

Table 9. SSD options for internal disk storage

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Enterprise SSDs
49Y6124A3APIBM 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD2
49Y6119A3ANIBM 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD2
00W1120A3HQIBM 100GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD2
43W77465420IBM 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC SSD2
43W77265428IBM 50GB SATA 1.8" MLC SSD2
Enterprise Value SSDs
49Y5993A3ARIBM 512GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD2
00W1227A3THIBM 256GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD2
00W1222A3TGIBM 128GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD2
49Y5834A3AQIBM 64GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD2

Internal backup units

The server does not support an internal tape drive option.

Optical drives

The server does not support an optical drive option, however it does interface to the optical drive installed in the BladeCenter chassis media tray if one is installed there.

I/O expansion options

The HS22V server offers the following PCI Express 2.0 slots. Neither are hot-swap.

  • CIOv expansion slot
  • CFFh expansion slot

The CIOv I/O expansion connector provides I/O connections through the midplane of the chassis to modules located in bays 3 and 4 of a supported BladeCenter chassis. It is a PCIe 2.0 x8 slot.

The CFFh I/O expansion connector provides I/O connections to high-speed switch modules that are located in bays 7, 8, 9, and 10 of a BladeCenter H or BladeCenter HT chassis, or to switch bay 2 in a BladeCenter S chassis. The CFFh slot is a PCIe x16 slot.

The HS22V optionally supports the IBM BladeCenter PCI Express I/O Expansion Unit (PCI Express Gen 1). The expansion blade provides the capability to attach selected PCI Express cards to the HS22V. This capability is ideal for many applications that require special telecommunications network interfaces or hardware acceleration using a PCI Express card.

The IBM BladeCenter PCI Express I/O Expansion Unit has two standard full-length PCI Express slots that support the attachment of two full sized, 25 W PCI Express adapters. These two slots are PCI Express x16 slots mechanically, however they can operate only at speeds up to x8. The unit provides two power connectors that can be used to provide 12V, with a cable, to PCI Express adapters that have external power connectors. One expansion blade can be attached to an HS22V. Each expansion blade occupies a bay in the BladeCenter chassis. See the following table.

Table 10. Expansion blades
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported
43W4391IBM BladeCenter PCI Express I/O Expansion Unit1

Network adapters

The HS22V offers two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, based on the Broadcom BCM5709S controller.

  • Failover, adapter fault tolerance
  • PXE 2.0 Boot Agent
  • Wake on LAN
  • Load balancing or teaming

The following table lists additional supported network adapters.

Table 11. Network adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionSlots
supported
10 Gb Ethernet
46M61640098Broadcom 10Gb Gen2 4-port Ethernet Exp Cd (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenterCFFh
81Y3133A1QRBroadcom 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM BladeCenterCFFh
81Y16505437Brocade 2 port 10GbE Converged Network Adapter for IBM BladeCenterCFFh
00Y3264A3NWEmulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II - IBM BladeCenterCFFh
90Y3566A1XHEmulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II - IBM BladeCenterCFFh
00Y3266A3NVEmulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II - IBM BladeCenterCFFh
90Y3550A1XGEmulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II - IBM BladeCenterCFFh
49Y4265 2436Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Advanced Upgrade for IBM BladeCenter (license only)None
42C18103593Intel 10Gb 2-port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenterCFFh
90Y3570A1NWMellanox 2-port 10Gb Enet Expansion Card (CFFh) - IBM BladeCenterCFFh
00Y3280A3JBQLogic 2-port 10Gb CNA (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenterCFFh
42C18303592QLogic 2-pt 10Gb Converged Network Adapter(CFFh) for IBM BladeCenterCFFh
1 Gb Ethernet
44W447954762/4 Port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenterCFFh
44W44755477Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenterCIOv
00Y3270A3JCQLogic Enet and 8Gb FC Exp Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenterCFFh
44X19405485QLogic Eth and 8Gb Fibre Channel Exp Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenterCFFh
InfiniBand
46M600100562-port 40Gb Infiniband Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenterCFFh
43W442329914X InfiniBand DDR Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenterCFFh
43W44202993Voltaire 4X InfiniBand DDR Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenterCFFh

Storage host bus adapters

The following table lists storage HBAs supported by HS22V server.

Table 12. Storage adapters

Part
number
DescriptionSlots
supported
Maximum
supported
Combination Ethernet and Fibre Channel
44X1940QLogic Eth and 8Gb Fibre Channel Exp Card (CFFh)CFFh1
Fibre Channel
46M6140Emulex 8Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenterCIOv1
46M6065QLogic 4Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenterCIOv1
44X1945QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter*CIOv1
SAS
46C7167ServeRAID-MR10ie (CIOv) Controller for IBM BladeCenterCIOv1
43W4068SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv)CIOv1
HBAs in the IBM BladeCenter PCI Express I/O Expansion Unit
39R6527QLogic 4Gb FC Dual-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x PCI-E2
39R6525QLogic 4Gb FC Single-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x PCI-E2
* The QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) is standard in model HXx as listed in Table 2

PCIe SSD adapters

The HS22V server supports the High IOPS SSD adapters listed in the following table. The adapters must be installed in an IBM BladeCenter PCI Express I/O Expansion Unit.

Table 13. SSD adapters

Part numberDescriptionSlots supportedMax
quantity
46M0878IBM 320GB High IOPS SD Class SSD PCIe AdapterPCI Express I/O Expansion Unit (43W4391)2
46M0877IBM 160GB High IOPS SS Class SSD PCIe AdapterPCI Express I/O Expansion Unit (43W4391)2

For information about these adapters, see the IBM High IOPS SSD PCIe Adapters at-a-glance guide: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0729.html?Open

Power supplies

Server power is derived from the power supplies installed in the BladeCenter chassis. There are no server options regarding power supplies.

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 numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum
supported
41Y8298A2G0IBM Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads1
41Y82831749IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 3.5 Update 51
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
41Y8300 A2VCIBM 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

Remote management

The server contains an IBM Integrated Management Module (IMM) which interfaces with the advanced management module in the BladeCenter chassis. The combination of these two provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and an alerting function. If an environmental condition exceeds a threshold or if a system component fails, LEDs on the system board are lit to help you diagnose the problem, records the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. A virtual presence capability is also available for remote server management capabilities.

Remote server management is provided through industry-standard interfaces:

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

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

Supported operating systems

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC 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 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 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 x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.0 Realtime (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0 Realtime (x64)
  • Solaris 10 Operating System
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Real Time 10 AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Real Time 11 AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for x86
  • 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 3.5
  • VMware ESX 4.0
  • VMware ESX 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 3.5
  • 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 specifications

Dimensions:

  • Height: 245 mm (9.7 in)
  • Depth: 446 mm (17.6 in)
  • Width: 29 mm (1.14 in)

Maximum weight: 4.8 kg (10 lb)

Operating environment
  • Temperature: 5 to 40° C (41 to 104° F) to 914 m
  • Relative humidity: 8 to 80% (noncondensing)

NEBS environment:
  • Air temperature:
    • Chassis on (short term*): -5 to 55° C (23 to 131° F) Altitude: -60 m (-197 ft) to 1,800 m (6,000 ft)
    • Chassis on: 5 to 30° C (41 to 86° F) Altitude: 1,800 m (600 ft) to 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
    • Chassis on (short term*): -5 to 45° C (23 to 113° F) Altitude: 1,800 m (6,000 ft) to 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
    • Chassis off: -40 to 70° C (-40 to 158° F)
  • Rate of temperature change 30° C/hr (54° F/hr)
  • Humidity:
    • Chassis on: 5% to 85%
    • Chassis on (short term*): 5% to 90% but not to exceed 0.024 kg water/kg of dry air
    • Chassis off: uncontrolled

* Short term is defined as a period of not more than 96 consecutive hours and a total of not more than 15 days in one year. (A total of 360 hours in any given year, but, no more than 15 occurrences during that one-year period.)

Warranty options

The BladeCenter HS22V 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 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 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
  • UL/IEC 60950-1
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22:2006, Class A
  • IEC 60950-1(CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A;
  • 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

External disk storage expansion

HS22V supports external SAS attachments to the EXP2412 and EXP2424 with MR10ie installed in blade server and SAS Csonnectivity Modules (one or two) installed in chassis. SAS Connectivity Module is listed in the following table.

Table 16. SAS Connectivity Modules

Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per one chassis
39Y9195SAS Connectivity Module2

The external disk storage expansion enclosures listed in the following table are supported with HS22V.

Table 17. External storage expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per one blade server
174712XIBM System Storage EXP2512 Express1
174724XIBM System Storage EXP2524 Express1

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

Table 18. Hard drive options for external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity supported
per one enclosure
EXP2512 SAS 3.5" Hard Drives
49Y1899300GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 3.5" HDD12
49Y1900450GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 3.5" HDD12
49Y1901600GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 3.5" HDD12
49Y19031TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD12
49Y19022TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD12
90Y87203TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD12
EXP2524 SAS 2.5" Hard Drives
49Y1895300GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
49Y1896146GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
49Y1898500GB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 2.5” HDD24
81Y9596600GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
81Y9944300GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
81Y9948 900GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
81Y9948900GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
EXP2524 SAS 2.5" SSDs
81Y9956200GB 2.5" SAS SSD24
81Y9960400GB 2.5" SAS SSD24

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

Table 19. RAID controllers for external storage expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported
46C7167 ServeRAID-MR10ie (CIOv) Controller with battery1
-ServeRAID-MR10ie (CIOv) Controller without battery1
Note: If the ServeRAID MR10ie is installed, the battery is installed in DIMM slot 7. Therefore DIMM slot 7 cannot be used for memory. This will limit the total amount of memory that will be able to be installed.

The ServeRAID MR10ie Controller has the following specifications:
  • Two SAS ports routed internally to the chassis I/O bays 3 and 4
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Provides 256 MB of ECC DDR-2 battery-backed cache
  • 3 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCI Express 1.0 x4 host interface
  • Based on the LSI 1078 controller
  • Supports up to 26 disk drives.
  • Support for external disk drives with HS22V
  • Supports connectivity to the EXP2412 and EXP2424 storage expansion enclosures

The external SAS cables listed in the following table are supported with external expansion enclosures and MR10ie RAID controllers connected to SAS Connectivity Modules.

Table 20. External SAS cables for external storage expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per enclosure
39R6531IBM 3 m SAS Cable1
39R6529IBM 1 m SAS Cable1

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 21. External disk storage systems

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

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

External backup units

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

Table 22. 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

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