IBM System x3530 M4 (E5-2400)

IBM Redbooks Product Guide


Abstract

The IBM® System x3530 M4 server delivers dual-socket performance in a 1U compact footprint. Featuring the Intel Romley EN platform, the x3530 M4 is a flexible rack server positioned as a good investment value, while considering your total cost of ownership and IBM commitment. It is designed to provide more affordable value and increased flexibility with performance and quality to match. Designed with redundancy, flexible subsystems, and a wider range of configuration options, the x3530 M4 also offers an innovative Feature on Demand (FoD) design for an easier upgrade path.

Note: This Product Guide describes the models of the x3530 M4 with Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family. For x3530 M4 models with Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 v2 product family, see the IBM Redbooks Product Guide IBM System x3530 M4 (E5-2400 v2)

Changes in the September 15 update:
* Added new 3.5" 512e format drives
* Added Intel I350 Gigabit adapters
* Added Emulex VFA5 adapters
* Added Entry SSDs
* Added RackSwitch G7028 Ethernet switch (48 ports)


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Table of contents


Introduction

The IBM® System x3530 M4 server delivers dual-socket performance in a 1U compact footprint. Featuring the Intel Romley EN platform, the x3530 M4 is a flexible rack server positioned as a good investment value, while considering your total cost of ownership (TCO) and IBM commitment. It is designed to provide more affordable value and increased flexibility with performance and quality to match. Designed with redundancy, flexible subsystems, and a wider range of configuration options, the x3530 M4 also offers an innovative Feature on Demand (FoD) design for an easier upgrade path.

Suggested use: Business infrastructure, light databases, entry virtualization, enterprise applications, web serving, small HPC, and cloud applications.

The following figure shows the IBM System x3530 M4.

The IBM System x3530 M4
Figure 1. The IBM System x3530 M4

Did you know

The x3530 M4 offers a flexible and scalable design and a simple upgrade path to eight HDDs plus an optical drive at the same time. The flexible onboard Ethernet solution provides two standard integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports and two additional integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports with an optional software feature for an on-demand upgrade without needing to buy additional hardware. Comprehensive systems management tools with the next-generation Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) make it easy to deploy, integrate, service, and manage.

Key features

The x3530 M4 delivers dual-socket performance in a compact 1U footprint and features the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family technology with greater processing, memory, and I/O capabilities. Built with a focus on a reduced TCO, the x3530 M4 provides the 80 PLUS power supply certification to help enable energy savings. With a better balance between cost and system features, the x3530 M4 is an ideal platform for general business workloads.

Scalability and performance

The x3530 M4 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family improves productivity by offering affordable dual-socket system performance with eight-core processors, up to 20 MB of L3 cache, and one QPI interconnect link of up to 8 GTps.
  • Up to two processors, 16 cores, and 32 threads maximize the concurrent execution of multithreaded applications.
  • Intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows processor cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor thermal design power (TDP).
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multithreaded applications by enabling simultaneous multithreading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
  • Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better use the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) significantly improve floating point performance for compute-intensive technical and scientific applications.
  • Up to 384 GB of memory capacity via 12 DIMM slots with 32 GB LRDIMMs.
  • Up to 1600 MHz memory speeds with two DIMMs per channel (DPC) running at 1600 MHz to help maximize system performance.
  • The server offers up to four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports with a convenient FoD upgrade process that does not require the purchasing of additional hardware.
  • The server offers PCI Express 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities that improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by almost 100% (8 GTps per link using 128b/130b encoding) compared to the previous generation of PCI Express 2.0 (5 GTps per link using 8b/10b encoding).
  • With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. This controller reduces I/O latency and increases overall system performance.
  • Up to eight 2.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap drive bays or four 3.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap drive bays provide maximum internal storage capacity in a compact 1U form factor.

Availability and serviceability

The x3530 M4 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:
  • The server offers Chipkill, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
  • Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as processor, memory, and adapter cards.
  • The server offers simple-swap or hot-swap drives supporting affordable software RAID and advanced hardware RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • The server offers two redundant hot-swap power supplies and up to six dual-motor redundant non-hot-swap fans to provide cost-efficient availability for applications.
  • The light path diagnostics panel and optional individual light path LEDs quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components. These features simplify servicing, speed up problem resolution, and improves system availability.
  • Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, memory, hard disk drives, fans, and power supplies) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates proactive alerts in advance of 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 II (IMM2) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failure, to minimize downtime.
  • Built-in diagnostics using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot speeds up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Three-year customer replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty, next business day 9x5. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3530 M4:
  • The server includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) to monitor server availability and perform remote management.
  • An integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) V1.2 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Industry-standard AES NI support provides faster and stronger encryption.
  • IBM Systems Director is included for proactive systems management. It offers comprehensive systems management tools that increase uptime, reduce costs, and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks, allowing an application to run in its own isolated space protected from all other software running on a system.

Energy efficiency

The x3530 M4 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to a green environment:
  • Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
  • 80 PLUS certified power supplies enable greater energy savings while providing flexibility to meet your business needs.
  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family offers better performance over the previous generation, while fitting into the same TDP limits.
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, to reduce power draw.
  • Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy the demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
  • Low-voltage 1.35 V DDR3 memory RDIMMs consume 19% less energy compared to 1.5 V DDR3 RDIMMs.
  • Solid-state drives can consume as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning HDDs.
  • The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, 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

The following figure shows the front of the server with four 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays (models with 3.5-inch simple-swap bays are also available).


Figure 2. Front view of the IBM System x3530 M4 with four 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays

The following figure shows the front of the server with eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays (models with 2.5-inch simple-swap bays are also available).

Front view of the IBM System x3530 M4
Figure 3. Front view of the IBM System x3530 M4 with eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays

The following figures shows the rear of the server with hot-swap power supplies.

Rear view of the IBM System x3530 M4 with two hot-swap power supplies
Figure 4. Rear view of the IBM System x3530 M4 with hot-swap power supplies

The following figure shows the rear of the server with fixed power supply.

Rear view of the IBM System x3530 M4 with one fixed power supply
Figure 5. Rear view of the IBM System x3530 M4 with fixed power supply

The following figure shows the locations of key components inside the server.

Inside view of the IBM System x3530 M4
Figure 6. Inside view of the IBM System x3530 M4

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications

ComponentsSpecification
Form factor1U rack.
ProcessorUp to two Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family processors with eight cores (up to 2.3 GHz), six cores (up to 2.4 GHz), or four cores (up to 2.2 GHz), one QPI link up to 8.0 GTps, up to 1600 MHz memory speed, up to 20 MB L3 cache; or
one Intel Xeon processor E5-1400 product family processor with four cores up to 2.8 GHz, 10 MB L3 cache, and 1333 MHz memory speed (CTO only); or
one Intel Pentium processor 1400 product family processor with two cores up to 2.8 GHz, 5 MB L3 cache, and 1066 MHz memory speed (CTO only).
ChipsetIntel C600 series.
MemoryUp to 12 DIMM sockets (six DIMMs per processor). LRDIMMs, RDIMMs, and UDIMMs are supported, but the memory types cannot be intermixed. DIMM speeds up to 1600 MHz.
Memory maximumsWith LRDIMMs: Up to 384 GB with 12x 32 GB RDIMMs and two processors.
With RDIMMs: Up to 192 GB with 12x 16 GB RDIMMs and two processors.
With UDIMMs: Up to 48 GB with 12x 4 GB UDIMMs and two processors.
Memory protectionECC, Chipkill, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing.
Disk drive baysUp to eight 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays, up to eight 2.5-inch simple-swap drive bays, up to four 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays, or up to four 3.5-inch SATA simple-swap drive bays.
Maximum internal storage Up to 9.4 TB with 1.2 TB 2.5-inch SAS HDDs, up to 8 TB with 1 TB 2.5-inch NL SAS/SATA HDDs, up to 6.4 TB with 800 GB 2.5-inch SAS SSDs, or up to 16 TB with 4 TB 3.5-inch NL SAS/SATA HDDs. Intermix of SAS/SATA is supported.
RAID supportRAID 0 and 1 with the C105. RAID 0, 1, and 10 with the H1110, M1115, or M5110. Upgrades to RAID 5 and 50 are available for the M1115. Upgrades to RAID 5 and 50 are available for the M5110 (zero-cache; 512 MB battery-backed cache; 512 MB or 1 GB flash-backed cache). Optional upgrades to RAID 6 and 60 are available for the M5110 with caches.
Optical drive baysOne, for models with 2.5” drives. Support for optional DVD-ROM or multiburner.
Tape drive baysNone.
Network interfacesUp to four integrated Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports with the onboard Intel I350-CM2 controller (two ports are enabled, and an additional two ports require the optional software FoD upgrade to enable them).
I/O expansion slotsUp to three slots, depending on the riser cards installed. The slots are as follows:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired), opt. PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16-wired); full-height, half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired); low-profile, half-length (not present if an optional x16-wired slot 1 riser is used)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x4 (dedicated slot for ServeRAID adapter); standard on hardware RAID models, optional on software RAID models
PortsTwo USB 2.0 ports and one DB-15 video port (CTO or special bid only, feature code A23Q) on the front. Four USB 2.0 ports, one DB-15 video port, one DB-9 serial port, and four RJ-45 GbE network ports on the rear. One internal USB port (for embedded hypervisor).
CoolingIBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling with up to six redundant non-hot-swap fans (four standard, additional two with second processor). Each fan has two motors.
Power supplyUp to two redundant hot-swap 460 W AC or 675 W HE AC power supplies (80 PLUS certification), or one fixed 460 W AC power supply (80 PLUS certification), or up to two redundant hot-swap 675 W DC power supplies.
Hot-swap partsHard drives (model dependent) and power supplies (model dependent).
Systems management UEFI, IBM Integrated Management Module II (IMM2), Predictive Failure Analysis, light path diagnostics (basic standard, advanced optional), Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, and IBM ServerGuide. Optional IMM Advanced FoD Upgrade for remote presence (graphics, keyboard and mouse, virtual media).
Security featuresPower-on password, administrator's password, and TPM.
VideoMatrox G200eR2 with 16 MB memory integrated into the IMM2. Maximum resolution is 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors.
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, and 2008 (x64), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11, VMware ESX 4.1 and VMware ESXi 4.1, and VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5.
Limited warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty with 9x5/NBD.
Service and supportOptional service upgrades (country-specific) are available through IBM ServicePac® offerings: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 8 hours fix time, one-year or two-year warranty extension, remote technical support for IBM hardware and selected IBM and third-party (Microsoft, Linux, VMware) software.
DimensionsHeight: 43 mm (1.7 in.), width: 447 mm (17.6 in.), depth: 673 mm (26.5 in.)
WeightMinimum configuration: 10.4 kg (22.9 lb), maximum: 15.6 kg (34.3 lb)

The x3530 M4 servers are shipped with the following items:
  • Registration flyer
  • Statement of Limited Warranty
  • Important Notices
  • Rack Installation Instructions
  • Documentation CD containing Installation and User's Guide
  • IBM Systems Director 6.3 Base for x86 DVD-ROM
  • Rail kit (static rails, non-sliding; no cable management arm included)
  • One 2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 rack power cable

Standard models

The following table lists the standard models.

Table 2. Standard models

MTM*Intel Xeon processor†
(2 maximum)
MemoryRAIDDrive
bays
DrivesOnboard NIC
(std/max)
I/O
slots
(std/
max)
Optical
drive
Power
(std/max)
Models announced November 2012
7160-F2x1x E5-2440 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 4 GB
1333 MHz
M5110
1 GB (f)
8x 2.5"
SS / 8
Open bay2x GbE / 43 / 3Optional1x 460 W
HS / 2
Models announced May 2012
7160-A2x1x E5-2403 4C 1.8GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 4 GB
1333 MHz§
C1054x 3.5"
SS / 4
Open bay2x GbE / 42 / 3None1x 460 W
Fixed / 1
7160-B2x1x E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 4 GB
1333 MHz§
H11104x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open bay2x GbE / 43 / 3None1x 460 W
Fixed / 1
7160-C2x1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 4 GB
1333 MHz
C1054x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open bay2x GbE / 42 / 3None1x 460 W
Fixed / 1
7160-D2x1x E5-2430 6C 2.2GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 4 GB
1333 MHz
M11154x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay2x GbE / 43 / 3Optional1x 460 W
HS / 2
7160-G2x1x E5-2450 8C 2.1GHz
20MB 1600MHz 95W
1x 4 GB
1333 MHz§
M5110
512 MB
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay2x GbE / 43 / 3Optional1x 675 W
HS / 2
7160-H2x1x E5-2470 8C 2.3GHz
20MB 1600MHz 95W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz§
M5110
1 GB (f)
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay2x GbE / 43 / 3Optional1x 675 W
HS / 2
7160-J2x1x E5-2450L 8C 1.8GHz
20MB 1600MHz 70W
1x 4 GB
1333 MHz§
M5110
1 GB (f)
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay2x GbE / 43 / 3Optional1x 460 W
HS / 2
* x in the Machine Type Model (MTM) represents a country-specific letter (for example, the EMEA MTM is 7160-A1G, and the US MTM is 7160-A1U). Ask your local IBM representative for specifics.
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, number of cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, TDP.
§ For models A2x and B2x, the standard DIMM is rated at 1333 MHz, but operates at up to 1066 MHz to match the processor memory speed. Conversely, for models G2x, H2x and J2x, the processor memory speed is rated at 1600 MHz, but operates at up to 1333 MHz to match the rated speed of the installed DIMM. Actual memory speed maximums depend on several factors, as described in "Memory options".
(f) The ServeRAID M5110 RAID controller in this model includes a flash-backed cache.

For information about standard features of the server, see the "Specifications" section.

Express models

The following table lists the express models.

Table 3. Express models

MTM*Intel Xeon processor†
(2 maximum)
MemoryRAIDDrive
bays
DrivesOnboard NIC
(std/max)
I/O
slots
(std/
max
Optical
drive
Power
(std/max)
Europe, Middle East, Africa
7160-E1G1x E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 4 GB
1333 MHz§
C1054x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open bay2x GbE / 42 / 3None1x 460 W
Fixed / 1
7160-E2G‡1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz
C1054x 3.5"
HS / 4
1x 500 GB
7.2K SATA
2x GbE / 42 / 3None1x 460 W
Fixed / 1
7160-E3G1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz
M11158x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay2x GbE / 43 / 3Multi-
burner
1x 460 W
HS / 2
7160-E4G‡1x E5-2430 6C 2.2GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz
M51108x 2.5"
HS / 8
2x 300 GB
10K SAS
2x GbE / 43 / 3Multi-
burner
1x 460 W
HS / 2
United States, Latin America, Canada
7160-EAU1x E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz§
M11154x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open bay2x GbE / 43 / 3None1x 460 W
HS / 2
7160-EBU1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz
M11154x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open bay2x GbE / 43 / 3None1x 460 W
HS / 2
7160-ECU1x E5-2440 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz
M51108x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay2x GbE / 43 / 3Multi-
burner
1x 460 W
HS / 2
* MTM = Machine Type Model
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, number of cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, TDP.
§ For models E1G and EAU, the standard DIMM is rated at 1333 MHz, but operates at up to 1066 MHz to match the processor memory speed. Actual memory speed maximums depend on several factors, as described in "Memory options".
‡ These models are not available in Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States (R/CIS).

Processor options

The x3530 M4 (E5-2400) supports the processor options listed in the following table. The server supports up to two Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family processors, one Intel Xeon processor E5-1410, one Intel Pentium processor 1403, or one Intel Pentium processor 1407. This table 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 CTO.

Table 4. Processor options

Part number*DescriptionStandard models
where used
Single or dual processor support: Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family
94Y6380Intel Xeon Processor E5-2403 4C 1.8GHz 10MB Cache 1066MHz 80WA2x
94Y6379Intel Xeon Processor E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz 10MB Cache 1066MHz 80WB2x
46W9170Intel Xeon Processor E5-2418L 4C 2.0GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 50W-
94Y6378Intel Xeon Processor E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 95WC2x
94Y6377Intel Xeon Processor E5-2430 6C 2.2GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 95WD2x
94Y6382Intel Xeon Processor E5-2430L 6C 2.0GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 60W-
94Y6376Intel Xeon Processor E5-2440 6C 2.4GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 95WF2x
94Y6375Intel Xeon Processor E5-2450 8C 2.1GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 95WG2x
94Y6381Intel Xeon Processor E5-2450L 8C 1.8GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 70WJ2x
94Y6374Intel Xeon Processor E5-2470 8C 2.3GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 95WH2x
Single processor support only: Intel Xeon processor E5-1410 and Intel Pentium processor 1400 product family
None**Intel Pentium Processor 1403 2C 2.6GHz 5MB Cache 1066MHz 80W-
None**Intel Pentium Processor 1407 2C 2.8GHz 5MB Cache 1066MHz 80W-
None**Intel Xeon Processor E5-1410 4C 2.8GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 80W-
* The option for the second processor includes two additional system fans.
** These processors only support single processor configurations and are available only through CTO or special bid.

Memory options

IBM DDR3 memory is compatibility tested and tuned for optimal IBM System x® performance and throughput. IBM memory specifications are integrated into the light path diagnostics panel 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 x3530 M4 (E5-2400) supports DDR3 memory. The server supports up to six DIMMs when one processor is installed, and up to 12 DIMMs when two processors are installed. Each processor has three memory channels, and there are two DIMMs per channel. The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • Mixing different types of memory (UDIMMs, RDIMMs, and LRDIMMs) is not supported.
  • Mixing 1.5 V and 1.35 V DIMMs in the same server is not supported.
  • The maximum number of ranks supported per one channel is eight (with the exception of Load Reduced DIMMs, where more than eight ranks are supported because one quad-rank LRDIMM provides the same electrical load on a memory bus as a single-rank RDIMM).
  • The maximum quantity of DIMMs that can be installed in a server depends on the number of processors (six DIMMs with one processor installed, 12 DIMMs with two processors installed)
  • All DIMMs in all processor memory channels operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of:
    • The memory speed supported by the specific processor.
    • The lowest of maximum operating speeds for the selected memory configuration that depends on the rated speed, operating voltage, and quantity of DIMMs per channel, as shown under the "Maximum operating speed" section in Table 5.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:
  • ECC
  • Chipkill (x4-based memory DIMMs)
  • Memory mirroring
  • Memory rank sparing

Chipkill works only in independent channel mode (default operational mode) and supports only x4-based memory DIMMs.

If memory mirroring is used, then DIMMs must be installed in pairs (a minimum of one pair per each processor, a maximum of two pairs per processor), and both DIMMs in a pair must be identical in type and size.

If memory rank sparing is used, then two single-rank or dual-rank DIMMs must be installed per populated channel (the DIMMs do not need to be identical). In rank sparing mode, one rank of a DIMM in each populated channel is reserved as spare memory. The size of a rank varies depending on the DIMMs installed.

Chipkill, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing modes are mutually exclusive. Only one operational memory mode can be enabled on a server, and it is a system-wide setting.

The following table shows the characteristics of the supported DIMMs. Table cells highlighted with a gray background indicate when the combination of DIMM voltage and the number of DIMMs per channel still allows the DIMMs to operate at a rated speed.

Table 5. Maximum memory speeds (Part 1: RDIMMs)
DIMM type
Specification
RDIMM
RankSingle rankDual rankQuad rank
Rated speed1333 MHz1600 MHz1333 MHz1600 MHz1066 MHz
Rated voltage1.35 V1.5 V1.35 V1.5 V1.35 V
Operating voltage1.35 V1.5 V1.5 V1.35 V1.5 V1.5 V1.35 V
Max quantity*12121212121212
Largest DIMM4 GB4 GB4 GB16 GB16 GB8 GB8 GB
Max memory capacity48 GB48 GB48 GB192 GB192 GB96 GB96 GB
Max memory at rated speed48 GB48 GB48 GB192 GB192 GB96 GBNS**
Maximum operating speed (MHz)
1 DIMM per channel1333 MHz1333 MHz1600 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz1600 MHz800 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel1333 MHz1333 MHz1600 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz1600 MHz800 MHz
* Maximum quantity supported is shown for two processors installed. When one processor is installed, the maximum quantity supported is a half of what is shown.
** Rated speed is not supported. Memory DIMMs always operate at speeds lower than rated.

Table 5. Maximum memory speeds (Part 2: UDIMMs and LRDIMMs)
DIMM type
Specification
UDIMMLRDIMM
RankDual rankQuad rank
Rated speed1333 MHz1333 MHz
Rated voltage1.35 V1.35 V
Operating voltage1.35 V1.5 V1.35 V1.5 V
Max quantity*12121212
Largest DIMM4 GB4 GB32 GB32 GB
Max memory capacity48 GB48 GB384 GB384 GB
Max memory at rated speed24 GB24 GBNS**192 GB
Maximum operating speed (MHz)
1 DIMM per channel1333 MHz1333 MHz1066 MHz1333 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel1066 MHz1066 MHz800 MHz1066 MHz
* Maximum quantity supported is shown for two processors installed. When one processor is installed, the maximum quantity supported is a half of what is shown.
** Rated speed is not supported. Memory DIMMs always operate at speeds lower than rated.

The following table lists memory options available for the x3530 M4 (E5-2400) server.

Table 6. Memory options
Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum
supported
Standard models
where used
UDIMMs
49Y140486484GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC 1333MHz LP UDIMM12 (6 per processor)-
RDIMMs
49Y140589402GB (1x2GB, 1Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM12 (6 per processor)-
49Y140689414GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM12 (6 per processor)A2x, B2x, C2x, D2x, F2x, G2x, J2x
49Y1559A28Z4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM12 (6 per processor)-
49Y140789424GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM12 (6 per processor)-
90Y3178A24L4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM12 (6 per processor)-
49Y139789238GB (1x8GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC 1333MHz LP RDIMM 12 (6 per processor)H2x
90Y3109A2928GB (1x8GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM12 (6 per processor)-
49Y1399A14E8GB (1x8GB, 4Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM12 (6 per processor)-
49Y1563A1QT16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM12 (6 per processor)-
LRDIMMs
90Y3105A29132GB (1x32GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP LRDIMM12 (6 per processor)-

Internal storage

IBM System x3530 M4 server supports the following internal storage configurations:
  • Four 2.5-inch Slim-SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • Eight 2.5-inch Slim-SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • Eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA simple-swap drive bays
  • Four 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • Four 3.5-inch SATA simple-swap drive bays

Figure 6 shows the last three of these configurations.


Figure 7. Internal drive configurations

Standard models ship with four 2.5-inch SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap, eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA simple-swap, four 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap, or four 3.5-inch SATA simple-swap drive bays. The following table shows the internal storage expansion options available for the x3530 M4 server (models with 2.5-inch simple-swap drive bays and 3.5-inch drive bays are not expandable).

Table 7. Internal storage expansion options
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
94Y6386A2154 x 2.5" Hot-Swap SAS upgrade assembling kit1
00D4487A2TGIBM HS SAS assembling kit for ServeRAID M1100/M5100 upgrade1
00D4488A34GIBM SATA assembling kit for ServeRAID C105 upgrade1

Options 94Y6386 (backplane and bracket) and 00D4487 (cable) are used together to upgrade standard (see Table 2) or custom (CTO or special bid) models with four 2.5-inch SFF hot-swap drive bays and hardware RAID (H1110, M1115, or M5110) to eight 2.5-inch SFF hot-swap drive bays. If H1110 has been installed in custom model, it must be replaced with M1115 or M5110.

Options 94Y6386 (backplane and bracket) and 00D4488 (cable) are used together to upgrade custom (CTO or special bid) models with four 2.5-inch SFF hot-swap drive bays and software RAID (C105) to eight 2.5-inch SFF hot-swap drive bays. In addition, an 8-pack SATA Enabler (90Y4349) Feature-on-Demand (FoD) upgrade is required for ServeRAID C105 to support eight HDDs.

An optical drive can be installed internally in models with 2.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap drive bays (no optical drive support in models with 3.5-inch drive bays).

Controllers for internal storage

The following table lists the RAID controllers and the additional options used for the internal disk storage of the x3530 M4 server.

Table 8. RAID controllers for internal storage

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Models
where used
Controllers
None#A2VAServeRAID C105 for IBM System x1A2x, C2x
81Y4492A1XLServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x1B2x
81Y4448A1MZServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x1D2x
81Y4481A347ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x1F2x, G2x, H2x, J2x
46M09123876IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA1-
Features on Demand upgrades
90Y4349§A2V78-pack SATA Enabler for IBM System x1-
81Y4542A1X1ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1-
81Y4544A1X2ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade1-
81Y4546A1X3ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM System x1†-
90Y4273A2MCServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Accelerator for IBM System x1-
90Y4318A2MDServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM System x1-
Hardware upgrades
81Y4484A1J3ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade1G2x
81Y4487A1J4ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade1-
81Y4559A1WYServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade1F2x, H2x, J2x
81Y4508A22EServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x1*-
# The ServeRAID C105 is an onboard software RAID controller.
§ An FoD upgrade for ServeRAID C105 that supports eight SATA HDDs.
* The ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit (81Y4508) is supported only with ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade (81Y4484).
† The ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade (81Y4546) requires RAID 5 Upgrade with caches (81Y4484, 81Y4487, or 81Y4559).

The hardware RAID adapter is installed into a dedicated PCIe slot (slot 3) supplied by Riser 2 (94Y6385). See Table 11 (PCI riser card options) for more details.

The following table lists drive types and internal drive bay configurations supported by the RAID controllers (SAS HDDs include both SAS and NL SAS HDDs, and SATA HDDs include both SATA and NL SATA HDDs).

Table 9. Drive types and internal drive bay configurations supported by the RAID controllers
RAID controllerDrive type4x 2.5-in.
hot-swap
8x 2.5-in.
hot-swap
8x 2.5-in.
simple-swap
4x 3.5-in.
hot-swap
4x 3.5-in.
simple-swap
ServeRAID C105SAS HDDNo supportNo supportNo supportNo supportNo support
SATA HDDYesYes*Yes*YesYes
SATA SSDNo supportNo supportNo supportNo supportNo support
ServeRAID H1110SAS HDDYesNo supportNo supportYesYes
SATA HDDYesNo supportNo supportYesYes
SATA SSDYesNo supportNo supportNo supportNo support
ServeRAID M1115SAS HDDYesYesYesYesYes
SATA HDDYesYesYesYesYes
SATA SSDYesYesYesNo supportNo support
ServeRAID M5110SAS HDDYesYesYesYesYes
SATA HDDYesYesYesYesYes
SATA SSDYesYesYesNo supportNo support
6Gb Performance Optimized HBASAS HDDYesYesYesYesYes
SATA HDDYesYesYesYesYes
SATA SSDYesYesYesNo supportNo support
* Requires an FoD upgrade for ServeRAID C105 that supports eight SATA HDDs (8-pack SATA Enabler, part number 90Y4349).

The ServeRAID C105 onboard controller has the following specifications:
  • Supports up to eight (up to four standard, with an additional four with optional 8-pack enabler, 90Y4349) SATA HDDs (SAS not supported)
  • Supports hot-swap and simple-swap drives
  • Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1 (non-RAID is not supported.)
  • Up to 3 Gbps throughput per port
  • Support for up to two volumes
  • Support for virtual drive sizes greater than 2 TB
  • Fixed stripe unit size of 64 KB
  • Support for MegaRAID Storage Manager management software

The ServeRAID H1110 adapter has the following specifications:
  • Four internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • One x4 mini-SAS internal connector (SFF-8087)
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • Based on the LSI SAS2004 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCIe 2.0 x4 host interface
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 1E, and 10
  • Connects to up to four SAS or SATA drives (SAS expanders are not supported.)

The ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • Supports connections to SAS/SATA drives and SAS Expanders
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
  • Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M1100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe 2.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps ROC controller

The ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • Supports connections to SAS/SATA drives and SAS Expanders
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
  • Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M5100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
  • Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
  • Supports 512 MB battery-backed cache or 512 MB or 1 GB flash-backed cache
  • Support for SSD performance optimization with the optional M5100 Series Performance Accelerator and SSD Caching Enabler
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps ROC controller

The IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA has the following specifications:
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • Supports connections to SAS/SATA HDDs and SATA SSDs
  • Optimized for SSD performance
  • No RAID support
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe 2.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps ROC controller

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

Internal drive options

The following table lists hard drive options for the internal disk storage of the x3530 M4 server.

Table 10. Drive options for internal storage

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supported
2.5-inch NL SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
90Y8953A2XEIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD8
81Y9690A1P3IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD8
2.5-inch NL SATA Hot-Swap HDDs
81Y9722A1NXIBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD8
81Y9726A1NZIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD 8
81Y9730A1AVIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD8
2.5-inch NL SATA Simple-Swap HDDs
81Y9734A1NYIBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF SS HDD8
81Y9738A1P0IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF SS HDD8
81Y9742A1P2IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF SS HDD8
2.5-inch SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
90Y8926A2XBIBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD8
81Y9670A283IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD8
90Y8877A2XCIBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD8
90Y8872A2XDIBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD8
81Y9650A282IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD8
00AD075A48SIBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS HDD8
2.5-inch SAS Hot-Swap Self-encrypting drives (SEDs)
90Y8944A2ZKIBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED8
90Y8913A2XFIBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED8
90Y8908A3EFIBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED8
00AD085A48TIBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS SED8
2.5-inch SAS Hybrid HDDs
00AJ236A4VDIBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS Hybrid8
00AJ246A4VFIBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS Hybrid8
00AJ300A4VBIBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD8
00AD102A4G7IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS Hybrid8
00AD107A4G8IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2SS Hybrid8
2.5-inch SAS Simple-Swap HDDs
90Y8935A2ZGIBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD8
90Y8895A2ZHIBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD8
81Y9674A24JIBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD8
90Y8890A2ZJIBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD8
81Y9654A24HIBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD8
00AD080A4CGIBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SS HDD8
2.5-inch SATA Hot-swap Entry SSDs
00FN298AS0DIBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Entry SSD8
00FN327AS0EIBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Entry SSD8
00FN332AS0FIBM 960GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Entry SSD8
2.5-inch SATA Hot-Swap Enterprise SSDs
41Y8331A4FLS3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
41Y8336A4FNS3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
41Y8341A4FQS3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
2.5-inch SATA Hot-Swap Enterprise Value SSDs
90Y8648A2U4IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
49Y5844A3AUIBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ355A56ZIBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ360A570IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ365A571IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ370A572IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ000A4KMS3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ005A4KNS3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ010A4KPS3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ015A4KQS3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD8
2.5-inch SAS Hot-Swap SSDs
49Y6129A3EWIBM 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
49Y6134A3EYIBM 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
49Y6139A3F0IBM 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
49Y6195A4GHIBM 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD8
2.5-inch SATA Simple-Swap Enterprise SSDs
00W1130A3HSIBM 100GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD8
41Y8351A4FMS3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD8
41Y8356A4FPS3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD8
41Y8361A4FRS3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD8
49Y5849A3ATIBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD8
49Y5854A3AVIBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD8
2.5-inch SAS Simple-Swap Enterprise SSDs
49Y6144A3EXIBM 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD8
49Y6149A3EZIBM 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD8
49Y6154A3F1IBM 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD8
49Y6200A4GJIBM 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD8
2.5-inch SATA Simple-Swap Enterprise Value SSDs
90Y8663A2UCIBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD8
90Y8668A2UBIBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ375A573IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ380A574IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ385A575IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ390A576IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ020A4KRS3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ025A4KSS3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ030A4KTS3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD8
00AJ035A4KUS3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD8
3.5-inch NL SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
00ML203AS76IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD4
00ML208AS77IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD4
00ML213AS78IBM 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD4
90Y8567A26MIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD4
90Y8572A2U0IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD4
90Y8577A2R2IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD4
49Y6210A4AFIBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD4
3.5-inch SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
49Y6092A3DVIBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD4
49Y6097A3DWIBM 450GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD4
49Y6102A3DXIBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD4
3.5-inch NL SATA Hot-Swap HDDs
00FN113A5VDIBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD4
00FN128A5VFIBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD4
00FN143A5VHIBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD4
00FN158A5VKIBM 5TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD4
00FN173A5VMIBM 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD4
81Y9786A22YIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD4
81Y9790A22PIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD4
81Y9794A22TIBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD4
81Y9798A22SIBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD4
49Y6002A3W9IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD4
3.5-inch NL SATA Simple-Swap HDDs
00FN118A5VEIBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS 512e HDD4
00FN133A5VGIBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS 512e HDD4
00FN148A5VJIBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS 512e HDD4
00FN163A5VLIBM 5TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS 512e HDD4
00FN178A5VNIBM 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS 512e HDD4
81Y9802A22UIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD4
81Y9806A22XIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD4
81Y9810A22WIBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD4
81Y9814A22VIBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD4
49Y6012A3WAIBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD4
3.5-inch NL SAS Hot-Swap Self-encrypting drives (SEDs)
00ML218AS79IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e SED4
00ML223AS7AIBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e SED4
00ML228AS7BIBM 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e SED4
00W1533A4AHIBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS SED4
00W1543A4AJIBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS SED4

Internal backup units

The server does not support internal tape drive options or other internal backup units. However, it can be attached to the external tape drives using SAS or Fibre Channel connectivity (see Table 28).

Optical drives

The server supports the optical drive options listed in the following table. Server models with 3.5-inch HDDs do not support an internal optical drive.

Table 11. Optical drives

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Standard models
where used
46M09014161IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM1-
46M09024163IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner1-

IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM (part number 46M0901) supports the following media and speeds for reading:
  • CD-ROM 24X
  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 24X
  • DVD-ROM (4.7 GB) 8X
  • DVD-ROM (dual layer, 8.5 GB) 8X
  • DVD-R (4.7 GB) 8X
  • DVD-R (dual layer, 8.5 GB) 8X
  • DVD+R (4.7 GB) 8X
  • DVD+R (dual layer, 8.5 GB) 8X
  • DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 8X
  • DVD+RW (4.7 GB) 8X
  • DVD-RAM (4.7 GB) 5X

IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner (46M0902) supports the same media and speeds for reading as DVD-ROM (46M0901). This drive also supports the following media and speeds for writing:
  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 24X
  • DVD-R (4.7 GB) 8X
  • DVD-R (dual layer, 8.5 GB) 6X
  • DVD+R (4.7 GB) 8X
  • DVD+R (dual layer, 8.5 GB) 6X
  • DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 6X
  • DVD+RW (4.7 GB) 8X
  • DVD-RAM (4.7 GB) 5X

I/O expansion options

The server supports up to three PCIe slots with different riser cards installed into two riser sockets on the system planar (one riser socket supports the installation of one riser card). The slot form factors are as follows:

  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired), optional PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16-wired); full-height, half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired); low-profile, half-length (not present if an optional x16-wired slot 1 riser is used)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x4 (dedicated slot for ServeRAID adapter); standard on hardware RAID models, optional on software RAID models

Riser 1 supplies slots 1 and 2, and riser 2 supplies slot 3. Standard models have one (00D4489 in models with ServeRAID C105) or two (00D4489 and 94Y6385 in models with hardware RAID adapters) riser cards installed.

You can replace the first riser card with a riser with one PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16-wired) slot (or configure the riser with one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot instead of the first riser card using special bid or CTO).

The following table lists the PCI riser card options.

Table 12. PCI riser card options
Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum
supported
Standard models
where used
Riser 1 (supplies slots 1 and 2) options
00D4489A1ZAPCIe Riser Card for slot 1 (1 x8 FH/HL + 1 x8 LP Slots)1A2x, C2x
00D4490A1ZBPCIe Riser Card 1 (1 x16 FH/HL Slot) for Graphic card1-
Riser 2 (supplies slot 3) options
94Y6385A219Slot 2 PCI Riser Cage1A2x, B2x, C2x, D2x, F2x, G2x, H2x, J2x

Network adapters

The x3530 M4 supports up to four integrated Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports (two enabled standard, and two enabled optionally with the FoD upgrade).

Integrated NIC has the following features:

  • An Intel I350-CM2 chip
  • Up to four Gigabit Ethernet ports (two enabled standard, and two enabled optionally with the 90Y9314 FoD upgrade)
  • NIC Teaming (load balancing and failover)
  • Ethernet Features:
    • 1 Gb Ethernet IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab PHY specifications compliant
    • Integrated PHY for 10/100/1000 Mbps for multispeed, full, and half-duplex auto-negotiation
    • IEEE 802.3x and 802.3z compliant flow control support with software-controllable Rx thresholds and Tx pause frames
    • Automatic cross-over detection function (MDI/MDI-X)
    • IEEE 1588 protocol and 802.1AS implementation
    • IEEE802.3az - Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    • Full wake up support
      • Advanced Power Management (APM) support
      • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification v2.0c
      • Magic packet wake-up enable
  • I/O Virtualization Features:
    • Eight transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) queue pairs per port
    • Flexible port partitioning: 32 virtual functions (VF) with four ports or 16 VFs with two ports
    • Rx/Tx round-robin scheduling
    • Traffic isolation and traffic steering
    • Virtual machine (VM) to VM packet forwarding (packet loopback)
    • MAC and VLAN anti-spoofing
    • Malicious driver detection
    • Storm control
    • Per-pool statistics, off loads, and jumbo support
    • Independent Function Level Reset (FLR) for physical and virtual functions
    • IEEE 802.1q Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) support with VLAN tag insertion, stripping, and packet filtering for up to 4096 VLAN tags
    • IEEE 802.1q advanced packet filtering
    • Mirroring rules
    • Support for simple VEPA
    • VF promiscuous modes
  • Stateless offload and performance features:
    • TCP/UDP, IPv4 checksum offloads (Rx/ Tx/Large-send); extended Tx descriptors
    • IPv6 support for IP/TCP and IP/UDP receive checksum offload
    • Tx TCP segmentation offload (IPv4, IPv6)
    • Transmit Segmentation Offloading (TSO)
    • Interrupt throttling control
    • Legacy and Message Signal Interrupt (MSI)
    • Message Signal Interrupt Extension (MSI-X)
    • Receive Side Scaling (RSS) for Windows
    • Scalable I/O for Linux environments (IPv4, IPv6, TCP/UDP)
    • Support for packets up to 9.5 KB (jumbo frames)

The following table lists additional supported network adapters.

Table 13. Network adapters
Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supported
40 Gb Ethernet / FDR InfiniBand
00D9550A3PNMellanox ConnectX-3 FDR VPI IB/E Adapter for IBM System x2
10 Gb Ethernet
44T1370A5GZBroadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE BaseT Adapter 2
94Y5180A4Z6Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter2*
49Y7910A18YBroadcom NetXtreme II Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter2
00JY820A5UTEmulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter for IBM System x2*
00JY830A5UUEmulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW2*
None*AS3MEmulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Integrated Adapter for IBM System x1*
00JY824A5UVEmulex VFA5 FCoE/iSCSI SW for PCIe Adapter (FoD)
(FoD license for 00JY820 or feature AS3M; included with 00JY830)
2
95Y3762A2U1Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA III for IBM System x2*
49Y7960A2ECIntel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x2*
49Y7970A2EDIntel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x2
00D9690A3PMMellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter for IBM System x2*
90Y4600A3MRQlogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA for IBM System x2*
00Y5624A3MTQLogic 8200 VFA FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x (FoD)
One FCoE/iSCSI license per 90Y4600.
2
47C9952A47HSolarflare SFN5162F 2x10GbE SFP+ Performant Adapter2*
47C9960A47JSolarflare SFN6122F 2x10GbE SFP+ Onload Adapter2*
Integrated NIC upgrades
90Y9314A2GTIntel I-350 Embedded Dual Port GbE Activation for IBM System x (FoD)1
Gigabit Ethernet
42C17802995Broadcom NetXtreme 2xGbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x2
90Y9370A2V4Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x2
90Y9352A2V3Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x2
00AG500A56KIntel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter for IBM System x2
00AG510A56LIntel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x2
00AG520A56MIntel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x2
49Y42305767Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for IBM System x2
49Y42405768Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for IBM System x2
42C17502975PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter2
* These adapters require SFP+ optical transceivers or DAC cables that must be purchased separately.

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

Storage host bus adapters

The following table lists storage HBAs supported by the x3530 M4 server.

Table 14. Storage adapters

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Fibre Channel - 16 Gb
81Y1675A2XVBrocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x2
81Y1668A2XUBrocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x2
81Y1662A2W6Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x2
81Y1655A2W5Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x2
00Y3337A3KWQLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x2
00Y3341A3KXQLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x2
Fibre Channel - 8 Gb
46M60503591Brocade 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x2
46M60493589Brocade 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x2
42D04943581Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x2
42D04853580Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x2
42D05103579QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x2
42D05013578QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x2
Fibre Channel - 4 Gb
59Y19933886Brocade 4Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x2
59Y19873885Brocade 4Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x2
42C20691698Emulex 4Gb FC Single-Port PCI-E HBA for IBM System x2
42C20711699Emulex 4Gb FC Dual-Port PCI-E HBA for IBM System x2
39R65253567Qlogic 4Gb FC Single-Port PCIe HBA for System x2
39R65273568Qlogic 4Gb FC Dual-Port PCIe HBA for System x2
SAS
46M0907 5982IBM 6Gb SAS HBA2
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. SSD adapters

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
46C9078A3J3IBM 365GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter2
46C9081A3J4IBM 785GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter2
90Y4377A3DYIBM 1.2TB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter2

GPU adapters

The server supports graphics processing units (GPUs) provided riser card 00D4490 is installed. The following table lists the supported GPUs.

Table 16. GPU adapters

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum
supported
None*A3WHNVIDIA Quadro K6001
None*A13KNVIDIA Quadro 6001
* This adapter can only be ordered through CTO or special bid.

The use of GPU adapters requires installation of one or two 675 W power supplies. 460 W power supplies are not supported. If the NVIDIA Quadro is installed, the maximum memory that can be installed is 128GB.

Power supplies

The server supports one 460 W AC fixed power supply or up to two redundant 460 W or 675 W HE hot-swap power supplies. These power supplies are 80 PLUS certified. The server also supports up to two redundant hot-swap 675 W -48 V DC power supplies. Standard models come either with one fixed or one hot-swap power supply (model dependent). The following table lists the power supplies. An AC hot-swap power supply option ships standard with one 2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 rack power cable.

Table 17. Power supplies

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Standard models
where used
None*A223460W Fixed Power Supply1A2x, B2x, C2x
00D4412A2ZR675W Power Supply - HE (Redundant)2G2x, H2x
00J6451A3KV675W -48V Redundant DC PSU2-
00D4413A2ZS460W Power Supply (Redundant)2D2x, F2x, J2x
* Fixed power supply comes either with standard or custom (special bid or CTO) models.

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 18. Virtualization options

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supported
41Y8298A2G0IBM Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads1
41Y8300 A2VCIBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.01
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 II (IMM2), which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and an alerting function. If an environmental condition exceeds a threshold or if a system component fails, the IMM2 lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. Optionally, the IMM2 also provides a virtual presence capability for remote server management capabilities.

The IMM2 provides remote server management through industry-standard interfaces:

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

The optional IBM Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade is required to enable the remote presence and blue-screen capture features. The remote presence feature provides the following functions:
  • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with up to 23 bits per pixel, regardless of the system state
  • Remotely accessing the server using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
  • Mapping the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client, and mapping ISO and diskette image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the server
  • Uploading a diskette image to the IMM memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive

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

Table 19. Remote management option
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
90Y3901A1MLIBM Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade1

In the default UEFI configuration, Ethernet port 2 is configured to be dedicated to remote access to the IMM2. If preferred, you can change the UEFI setting so that remote access to the IMM2 is via Port 1 and also accessible to the operating system. This setting is also useful if you do not have a dedicated management network. The following table shows this setting and its effect on the Ethernet ports.

Note: The IMM2 network must operate 100 Mbps full duplex. The IMM2 network connection does not support Gigabit Ethernet. In shared mode, the production Ethernet network on that port still operates at Gigabit speeds.

Table 20. UEFI settings for remote access to the IMM
UEFI modeEthernet Port 1Ethernet Port 2Ethernet Port 3 (optional)Ethernet Port 4 (optional)
IMM network interface port dedicated (default)Production EthernetIMM2 dedicated*Production EthernetProduction Ethernet
IMM network interface port sharedShared - Production Gb Ethernet and IMM2*Production EthernetProduction EthernetProduction Ethernet
* The IMM network is limited to 100 Mbps full duplex

Light path diagnostics panel

The light path diagnostics panel allows system engineers and administrators to easily and quickly diagnose hardware problems on IBM System x servers. If a failure occurs, a light is illuminated on the front panel of the server (level 1 light path) to alert the systems administrator that there is a problem. The light path diagnostics panel (light path level 2) will have a light next to the LED for the failed subsystem. This light directs the engineer or administrator to the failed component, also shows an illuminated LED near it (light path level 3) (for example, the DIMM error LED on the system board).

x3530 M4 offers two variants of light path diagnostics: basic and advanced. All standard x3530 M4 models include basic functionality that provides light path levels 1 and 3. Advanced functionality is optional; it contains a pop-out panel that adds light path level 2.

The following figures show the basic (level 1) and advanced (level 2) light path levels.


Figure 8. Basic (level 1) light path


Figure 9. Advanced (level 2) light path

The following table lists the advanced light path kit.

Table 21. Advanced light path kit

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supported
90Y6533A2U6Lightpath Upgrade kit1

Supported operating systems

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • 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 Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • VMware ESX 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 4.1
  • VMware vSphere 5 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)

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

Physical and electrical specifications

Dimensions and weight:

  • Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.)
  • Width: 447 mm (17.6 in.)
  • Depth: 673 mm (26.5 in.)
  • Weight:
    • Minimum configuration: 10.4 kg (22.9 lb).
    • Maximum configuration: 15.6 kg (34.3 lb).

Supported environment:
  • Air temperature
    • Server on: 5 °C - 40 °C (41.0 °F - 104 °F); altitude: 0 - 915 m (3,000 ft).
    • Server on: 5 °C - 32 °C (41.0 °F - 89.6 °F); altitude: 915 - 2,134 m (7,000 ft).
    • Server on: 5 °C - 28 °C (41.0 °F - 82.4 °F); altitude: 2,134 - 3,050 m (10,000 ft).
    • Server off: 5 °C - 45 °C (41.0 °F - 113 °F).
    • Shipment: -40 °C - 60 °C (-40 °F - 140 °F).
  • Humidity
    • Server on: 8% - 85%, maximum dew point 24 °C, maximum rate of change 5 °C/hr.
    • Server off: 8% - 80%, maximum dew point 27 °C.
    • Shipment: 5% - 100%.
  • Design to ASHRAE Class A3, ambient of 35 °C - 40 °C, with relaxed support
    • Supports a cloud like workload with no acceptable performance degradation (Turbo-Off).
    • Under no circumstance can any combination of worst case workload and configuration result in system shutdown or design exposure at 40 °C.
  • Electrical
    • Models with 675 W hot-swap power supplies:
      • 100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 7.8 A
      • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 3.8 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 0.77 kVA
    • Models with 460 W hot-swap power supplies:
      • 100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 5.6 A
      • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 2.8 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.12 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 0.53 kVA
    • Models with 460 W fixed power supplies:
      • 100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 6.0 A
      • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 3.0 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.13 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 0.57 kVA
  • BTU output
      • Minimum configuration: 406 Btu/hr (119 watts)
      • Maximum configuration: 2627 Btu/hr (770 watts)
  • Noise level
    • 6.5 bels (operating)
    • 6.3 bels (idle)

Warranty options

The IBM System x3530 M4 has a three-year on-site warranty with 9x5/next business day terms. IBM offers the warranty service upgrades through IBM ServicePac offerings, described 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 ServicePac offerings 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 22. Warranty service definitions

TermDescription
IBM on-site repair (IOR)A service technician comes to the server's location for equipment repair.
24x7x2 hourA service technician is scheduled to arrive at your client’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 client’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 client’s location within four business hours after remote problem determination is completed. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the client's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays. If it is after 1:00 p.m. and it is determined that on-site service is required, the client 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 client’s location on the business day after we receive your call, following remote problem determination. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the client's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays.

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

Regulatory compliance

The server conforms to the following 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
  • NOM-019
  • Argentina IEC60950-1
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class A
  • IEC 60950-1(CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • China CCC (GB4943), GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
  • Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
  • Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1, GOST R 51318.22, GOST R 51318.24, GOST R 51317.3.2, GOST R 51317.3.3
  • CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)
  • CISPR 22, Class A
  • TUV-GS (EN60950-1 /IEC60950-1, EK1-ITB2000)

External disk storage expansion

The x3530 M4 supports attachment to external storage expansion enclosures, such as the EXP2500 series, by using the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller. The x3530 M4 can also be attached to supported external storage systems, such as the IBM System Storage® DS3500 series, using the supported HBAs listed in Table 13.

The following table provides the ordering part numbers for the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller.

Table 23. Ordering part numbers and feature codes

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
81Y4478A1WXServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x2
81Y4484A1J3ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x2
81Y4487A1J4ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x2
81Y4559A1WYServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x2
81Y4508A22EServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x2
81Y4546A1X3ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM System x1*
90Y4273A2MCServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator for IBM System x1*
90Y4318A2MDServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM System x1*
* One M5100 Series FoD software license is required per server.

Important: The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller ships standard without a cache. One of the available cache upgrades (81Y4484, 81Y4487, or 81Y4559) is required for the M5120 adapter operations, and it must be purchased together with the controller.

The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
  • Eight external 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two external x4 mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8088)
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
  • Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M5100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
  • Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
  • Supports 512 MB battery-backed cache or 512 MB or 1 GB flash-backed cache
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps ROC controller
  • Supports connectivity to the EXP2512 and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures

For more information, see the IBM Redbooks® Product Guide ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x at:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0858.html?Open

The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller supports connectivity to the IBM System Storage external expansion enclosures listed in the following table. Up to nine expansion enclosures can be daisy-chained per one M5120 external port. For better performance, distribute expansion enclosures evenly across both M5120 ports.

Table 24. IBM System Storage external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per one M5120
174712XIBM System Storage EXP2512 Express18
174724XIBM System Storage EXP2524 Express9

The external SAS cables listed in the following table support connectivity between external expansion enclosures and the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller.

Table 25. External SAS cables for external storage expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per one enclosure
39R6531IBM 3 m SAS Cable1
39R6529IBM 1 m SAS Cable1

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

Table 26. Drive options for EXP2512 external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity supported per one enclosure
3.5" NL SAS HS HDDs
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
46W09754TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD12
3.5" SAS HS HDDs
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

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

Table 27. Drive options for EXP2524 external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity supported per one enclosure
2.5" NL SAS HS HDDs
49Y1898500GB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 2.5" HDD24
81Y99521TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 2.5" HDD24
2.5" SAS HS HDDs
49Y1896146GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD24
81Y9944300GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD24
00W1595600GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD24
46W0970900GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD24
46W09801.2TB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD24
2.5" SAS HS SSDs
49Y6072200GB 6Gb SAS 2.5" SSD24
49Y6077400GB 6Gb SAS 2.5" SSD24

External disk storage systems

The following table lists the external storage systems that are supported by x3530 M4 and can be ordered through the System x sales channel. The server might support other IBM disk systems that are not listed in this table. Refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center for further information at:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic

Table 28. 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
2071CU2IBM Storwize® V3500 LFF Dual Control Enclosure
2071CU3IBM Storwize V3500 SFF Dual Control Enclosure
2072L2CIBM Storwize V3700 LFF Dual Control Enclosure
2072S2CIBM Storwize V3700 SFF Dual Control Enclosure

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 29. 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
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*
36251TYIBM RDX USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge
362532YIBM RDX USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge
362550YIBM RDX USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge
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)
3580S3VIBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model H3V
3580S4VIBM System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model H4V
3580S5EIBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express Model H5S
3580S5XIBM System 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
* The external tape drives listed can be ordered through the IBM System x sales channel. The server might support other IBM tape drives that are not listed in this table. Refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation 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 that are listed in the following table.

Table 30. IBM System Networking - Top-of-rack switches

Part numberDescription
IBM System Networking - 1 Gb top-of-rack switches
7309BAXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G7028 (24 ports)
7309CAXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G7028 (48 ports)
0446013IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000R
7309CFCIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000F
7309G52IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8052R
730952FIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8052F
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)
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
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 31. Uninterruptible power supply units

Part numberDescription
Rack-mounted UPS
21303RXIBM UPS 7500XHV
21304RX IBM UPS 10000XHV
24195KXIBM UPS5000
53951AXIBM 1500VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
53951KXIBM 1500VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (230V)
53952AXIBM 2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
53952KXIBM 2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (230V)
53953AX IBM 3000VA LCD 3U Rack UPS (100 V/120 V)
53953JX IBM 3000VA LCD 3U Rack UPS (200 V/208 V)
53956AX IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS (200 V/208 V)
53956KX IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS (230 V)
53959KXIBM 11000VA LCD 5U Rack UPS (200V/208V/230V)

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

Power distribution units

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

Table 32. Power distribution units

Part numberDescription
Switched and Monitored PDUs
46M4002 IBM 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Active Energy Manager DPI® PDU
46M4003 IBM 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Active Energy Manager 60A 3 Phase PDU
46M4004 IBM 1U 12 C13 Active Energy Manager DPI PDU
46M4005 IBM 1U 12 C13 Active Energy Manager 60A 3 Phase PDU
46M4167IBM 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A 3 Phase PDU
46M4116IBM 0U 24 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A PDU
46M4119IBM 0U 24 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A PDU
46M4134IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 50A 3 Phase PDU
46M4137IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A 3 Phase PDU
Enterprise PDUs
71762MX IBM Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 PDU+ (WW)
71762NX IBM Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 PDU (WW)
71763MU IBM Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 3 Phase 60A PDU+ (NA)
71763NU IBM Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 3 Phase 60A PDU (NA)
39M2816IBM DPI C13 Enterprise PDU without linecord
39Y8923 DPI 60A Three Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord
39Y8941 DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU without line cord
39Y8948 DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU without line cord
Front-end PDUs
39Y8934DPI 32 amp/250 V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y8935DPI 63amp/250 V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y893830 amp/125 V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P connector
39Y893930 amp/250 V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P connector
39Y894060 amp/250 V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 60A 2P+N+Gnd connector
Universal PDUs
39Y8951DPI Universal Rack PDU with US LV and HV line cords
39Y8952DPI Universal Rack PDU with CEE7-VII Europe LC
39Y8953DPI Universal Rack PDU with Denmark LC
39Y8954DPI Universal Rack PDU with Israel LC
39Y8955 DPI Universal Rack PDU with Italy LC
39Y8956DPI Universal Rack PDU with South Africa LC
39Y8957DPI Universal Rack PDU with UK LC
39Y8958DPI Universal Rack PDU with AS/NZ LC
39Y8959DPI Universal Rack PDU with China LC
39Y8962DPI Universal Rack PDU (Argentina)
39Y8960DPI Universal Rack PDU (Brazil)
39Y8961DPI Universal Rack PDU (India)
0U Basic PDUs
46M4122IBM 0U 24 C13 16A 3 Phase PDU
46M4125 IBM 0U 24 C13 30A 3 Phase PDU
46M4128 IBM 0U 24 C13 30A PDU
46M4131IBM 0U 24 C13 32A PDU
46M4140 IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 60A 3 Phase PDU
46M4143IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 32A 3 Phase PDU

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

Rack cabinets

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

Table 33. Rack cabinets

Part numberDescription
201886XIBM 11U Office Enablement Kit
93072RXIBM 25U Standard Rack
93072PXIBM 25U Static S2 Standard Rack
93634EXIBM 42U 1100mm Dynamic Expansion Rack
93634PXIBM 42U 1100mm Dynamic Rack
93604EXIBM 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack
93604PXIBM 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614EXIBM 42U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93614PXIBM 42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93084EXIBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
93084PXIBM 42U Enterprise Rack
93074RXIBM 42U Standard Rack
93074XXIBM 42U Standard Rack Extension
93624EXIBM 47U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93624PXIBM 47U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93634DXIBM PureFlex™ System 42U Expansion Rack
93634CXIBM PureFlex System 42U Rack
99564XXIBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Expansion Rack
99564RXIBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Rack

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

Rack options

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

Table 34. 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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