IBM System x3300 M4

IBM Redbooks Product Guide


Abstract

The IBM® System x3300 M4 is a high-throughput network server with excellent performance scalability when you add memory and a second processor. They incorporate the powerful Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family with up to 15 MB cache. The energy-efficient design of the server supports two processors and 12 memory modules. It also supports either eight 3.5-inch hard disk drives or sixteen 2.5-inch HDDs or solid-state drives in a scalable tower or 4U rack package that is easy to service and manage. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors, you can reduce costs and maintain speed and availability.

Changes in the July 2 update:
* Added 2.5" Enterprise Value SSDs: 120, 240, 480, 800 GB
* Added Intel I350 Ethernet adapters
* GPUs not supported

Contents


Table of contents


Introduction

The IBM® System x3300 M4 is a high-throughput network server with excellent performance scalability when you add memory and a second processor. They incorporate the powerful Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family with up to 15 MB cache. The energy-efficient design of the server supports two processors and 12 memory modules. It also supports either eight 3.5-inch HDDs or sixteen 2.5-inch HDDs or solid-state drives in a scalable tower or 4U rack package that is easy to service and manage. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors, you can reduce costs and maintain speed and availability.

Suggested use for the IBM System x3300 M4 is for general business applications, collaboration/email, web, and virtualized desktops in a workgroup or distributed environments.

The following figure shows the IBM System x3300 M4 server.


Figure 1. The IBM System x3300 M4

Did you know?

The x3300 M4 server offers a flexible design with a choice of 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives, with up to six PCIe slots (four of which are PCIe 3.0) and up to 192 GB of memory. The Onboard Ethernet solution provides up to four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports without occupying PCIe slots. Comprehensive systems management tools with the next-generation IBM Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) make it easy to deploy, integrate, service, and manage.

Key features

A high-performance dual-socket tower server, the IBM System x3300 M4 server, can deliver the scalability, reliable performance, and optimized efficiency for your general business applications. You start with the basics and then upgrade as your business changes, without jeopardizing existing investments. Virtualizing the PC infrastructure into one server can provide access to a powerful server with abundant storage space and significantly reduce IT costs.


Scalability and performance

The x3300 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. It has eight-core processors with up to 2.3 GHz core speeds, up to 20 MB of L3 cache, and one Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) link of up to 8 GTps.
  • Up to 2 processors, 16 cores, and 32 threads maximize the concurrent execution of multithreaded applications.
  • With intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, processor cores can 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 so that operating system vendors can better use the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVT) can improve floating point performance for compute-intensive technical and scientific applications.
  • The 12 registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) of 1600 MHz DDR3 ECC memory provide speed, high availability, and a memory capacity of up to 192 GB.
  • The theoretical maximum memory bandwidth of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family is 38.4 GBps at 1600 MHz, which is 20% more than the previous generation of Intel Xeon 5600 processors.
  • The server offers up to four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports with a convenient Feature on Demand (FoD) upgrade process that does not require the purchase of additional hardware. Two ports are enabled as standard, and two ports can be enabled with an optional license.
  • The server offers PCIe 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities. These capabilities improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by almost 100% (8 GTps per link by using 128b/130b encoding) compared to the previous generation of PCIe 2.0 (5 GTps per link by using 8b/10b encoding).
  • With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCIe 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 sixteen 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays or eight 3.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap drive bays provide significant internal storage capacity.


Availability and serviceability

The x3300 M4 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:
  • Memory mirroring and memory rank sparing for redundancy if a noncorrectable memory failure occurs.
  • Tool-less cover removal, which provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as CPU, memory, and expansion cards.
  • Hot-swap drives that support RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • Up to two redundant hot-swap power supplies (model dependent) for business-critical applications.
  • Optional N+1 redundant fan solution to maximum uptime if a fan failure occurs.
  • Individual light path LEDs that quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components. This feature simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps to improve system availability.
  • Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA), which detects when system components (for example, processors, memory, and hard disk drives) operate outside of standard thresholds. It also generates proactive alerts in advance of possible failure, therefore, increasing uptime.
  • A built-in IMM2 that continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovering actions if a failure to minimize downtime occurs.
  • Built-in diagnostics by using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot, which speeds up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Three-year customer replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty, 9x5 next business day. Optional service upgrades are available.


Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3300 M4 server:
  • An IMM2 to monitor server availability and perform remote management.
  • An integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) that enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support that enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Industry-standard support of Advanced Encryption Standard-New Instructions (AES-NI) for faster, stronger encryption.
  • IBM Systems Director for proactive systems management. IBM Systems Director offers comprehensive systems management tools that help to increase up-time, reduce costs, and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality that helps to prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology, which provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks. With this technology, an application can run in its own isolated space protected from all other software that runs on a system.


Energy efficiency

The x3300 M4 server offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to the green environment:
  • Energy-efficient system board components to help lower operational costs.
  • High-efficient 550 W and 750 W redundant power supplies, with 80 PLUS Platinum certification, and an efficient 460 W fixed power supply with 80 PLUS Bronze certification.
  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family, which offers better performance over the previous generation and fits into the same TDP limits.
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability, which powers individual processor elements on and off, as needed, to reduce power draw.
  • Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors that draw less energy to satisfy demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
  • Low-voltage 1.35 V DDR3 memory RDIMMs that use 15% less energy than 1.5 V DDR3 RDIMMs.
  • Use of hexagonal ventilation holes, which are part of the IBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ technology. Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes and provide more efficient airflow through the system.
  • IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, which 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, which includes the 3.5-inch drive configuration and the 2.5-inch drive configuration.


Figure 2. Front view of the IBM System x3300 M4 server

The following figure shows the rear of the server.


Figure 3. Rear view of the IBM System x3300 M4 server

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

Inside view of the IBM System x3300 M4 server
Figure 4. Inside view of the IBM System x3300 M4 server


Processor 1 is installed on the system board. Processor 2 is installed in on an expansion board.


Figure 5. Processor 2 installed on the expansion board

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications

ComponentsSpecification
Form factorTower or 4U 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
MemoryUp to 12 DDR3 DIMM sockets (6 DIMMs per processor). RDIMMs and UDIMMs are supported, but memory types cannot be intermixed.
Memory maximumsWith 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 (for x4-based memory DIMMs), memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing.
Disk drive baysUp to 16x 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs, or up to 8x 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs, or up to 8x 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA HDDs.
Maximum internal storage 32 TB with 4 TB 3.5" SATA HDDs, or 19.2 TB with 1.2 TB 2.5" SAS HDDs, or 16 TB with 1 TB 2.5" SATA or NL SAS HDDs or 25.6 TB with 1.6 TB 2.5” SSDs. Intermix of SAS/SATA is supported but not in the same volume.
RAID supportRAID 0, 1, 10 standard with the ServeRAID C105 software RAID solution. Optional hardware-based RAID with RAID 0, 1, and 10 support with the ServeRAID 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 half-height 5.25" bays for optical drives. DVD-ROM or Multiburner standard (model dependent)
Tape drive baysOne half-height bay for optional USB tape drive.
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). One port is configured for remote access to the Integrated Management Module, either dedicated (default) or shared.
PCI Expansion slots Up to six slots but the slots usable depend on the number of processors installed and the power supply used. See "I/O expansion options" for specifics.
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, full-length
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x4 wired); full-height, half-length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 wired); full-height, full-length
  • Slot 5: PCIe 2.0 x4 (x1 wired); full-height, half-length
  • Slot 6: PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 wired); full-height, half-length (supports optional PCI-X 64 bit/133 MHz interposer card)
PortsFront: Two USB 2.0 port
Rear: Four USB 2.0, one DB-15 video, one DB-9 serial, four RJ-45 GbE network ports
Internal: Two internal USB ports (for embedded hypervisor and internal tape drive).
CoolingIBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling with up to four simple swap fans. Two fans shipped standard on single processor models (fan locations 2 and 4 as shown in Figure 4) and three fans shipped on dual processor models (fan locations 2, 3 and 4). Optional fan in location 1 provides N+1 redundancy.
Power supplyUp to two redundant hot-swap 550 W ac or 750 W ac power supplies (80 PLUS Platinum certified), or one 460 W fixed power supply (80 PLUS Bronze certified)
Hot-swap partsHard drives, power supplies (model dependent)
Systems management UEFI, IBM IMM2, Predictive Failure Analysis, Light Path Diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, IBM ServerGuide. Optional IMM Advanced Upgrade by using FoD for remote presence (graphics, keyboard and mouse, virtual media).
SecurityPower-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (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 2008 R2 and 2008, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11, VMware vSphere 5.
Warranty 3-year customer-replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty with 9x5/NBD.
Service and supportOptional service upgrades are available through the IBM ServicePac® offering: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 8-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, remote technical support for IBM hardware and selected IBM and third-party (Microsoft, Linux, VMware) software.
DimensionsIn tower configuration:
  • Width: 235 mm (9.25 in), 176 mm (6.9 in) without stabilizer feet
  • Depth: 678 mm (26.7 in), 605 mm (23.8 in) without front bezel
  • Height: 438 mm (17.1 in). 425 mm (16.7 in) without stabilizer feet
In rack configuration (with rack conversion kit):
  • Width: 481 mm (18.9 in)
  • Height: 176 mm (6.9 in) (4U)
  • Depth: 625 mm (24.6 in) excluding bezel (bezel and HDD handles adds 24 mm)
WeightIn tower configuration:
  • Minimum: 22.0 kg (48.5 lb)
  • Maximum: 29.7 kg (65.4 lb)
In rack configuration (with rack conversion kit):
  • Minimum: 20.5 kg (45.2 lb)
  • Maximum: 28.2 kg (62.1 lb)

The x3300 M4 servers are shipped with the following items:
  • Statement of Limited Warranty
  • Important Notices
  • Registration flyer
  • Documentation CD that contains the Installation and Service Guide
  • IBM Systems Director 6.3 Base for x86 DVD-ROM
  • One 2.8 m C13 country-specific line cord (EMEA models do not contain line cord, it must be purchased separately)

Standard models

The following table lists the standard models.

Table 2. Standard models

Model Intel Xeon CPUs
(2 maximum)†
MemoryRAIDDisk bays
(std/max)
DisksOnboard
Ethernet
(std/max)
I/O slots
(1 CPU /
2 CPUs)
DVDPower
Models announced July 2012
7382-A2x1x E5-2403 4C 1.8GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 2 GBC1054x 3.5"
SS / 8*
Open2x GbE / 45 / 3*DVD-
ROM
1x 460 W
fixed / 1
7382-B2x1x E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 4 GBC1054x 3.5"
HS / 8*
Open2x GbE / 45 / 3*DVD-
ROM
1x 460 W
fixed / 1
7382-C2x1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 4 GBH11104x 3.5"
HS / 8*
Open2x GbE / 45 / 3*DVD-
ROM
1x 460 W
fixed / 1
7382-D2x1x E5-2430 6C 2.2GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 4 GBH11104x 3.5"
HS / 8
Open2x GbE / 45 / 3**DVD-
ROM
1x 550 W
HS / 2
7382-D4x1x E5-2430 6C 2.2GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 4 GBM11158x 2.5"
HS / 16
Open2x GbE / 45 / 3**DVD-
ROM
1x 550 W
HS / 2
7382-F2x1x E5-2440 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 4 GBM11158x 2.5"
HS / 16
Open2x GbE / 45 / 3**DVD-
ROM
1x 550 W
HS / 2
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, number of cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, and power consumption.
‡ The first number is the number of I/O slots available with one processor; the second number is for two processors.
* In configurations with a 460 W power supply: With 1 CPU, up to 5 PCIe slots are usable, and up to eight 3.5-inch drive bays are usable; with 2 CPUs, up to 3 slots and four 3.5-inch drive bays are usable.
** In configurations with 550 W power supplies: With 1 CPU, up to 5 PCIe slots are usable; with 2 CPUs, up to 3 slots are usable. Drive configurations are not affected.

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

ModelIntel Xeon processor†
(2 maximum)
RAMRAIDDisk baysDisksNetworkOpticalPower
North America (NA)
7382-EAU1x E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 8GBM11154x 3.5" HS / 8Open2x GbE / 4DVD-ROM1x 460W
fixed / 1
7382-EBU1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8GBM11154x 3.5" HS / 8Open2x GbE / 4DVD-ROM1x 550W
HS / 2
7382-ECU1x E5-2440 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8GBM11158x 2.5" HS / 16Open2x GbE / 4DVD-ROM1x 550W
HS / 2
Europe Integrated Operating Team (IOT), Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Middle East & Africa (MEA)
7382-E1G1x E5-2403 4C 1.8GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 4GBC1054x 3.5" SS / 8Open2x GbE / 4Multiburner1x 460W
fixed / 1
7382-E2G1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8GBH11104x 3.5" HS / 8Open2x GbE / 4Multiburner1x 460W
fixed / 1
7382-E3G1x E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 4GBM11158x 2.5" HS / 16Open2x GbE / 4Multiburner1x 550W
HS / 2
7382-E4G1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8GBM51108x 2.5" HS / 16Open2x GbE / 4Multiburner1x 550W
HS / 2
7382-E5G1x E5-2403 4C 1.8GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 4GBC1054x 3.5" SS / 81x 1TB 3.5"
SATA SS
2x GbE / 4Multiburner1x 460W
fixed / 1
7382-K5G1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8GBM51108x 3.5" HS / 8Open2x GbE / 4Multiburner1x 550W
HS / 2
Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
7382-E2G1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8GBH11104x 3.5" HS / 4Optional2x GbE / 4Multiburner1x 460W
fixed / 1
7382-E4G1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8GBM51108x 2.5" HS / 16Optional2x GbE / 4Multiburner1x 550W
HS / 2
7382-E6G1x E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 4GBM51108x 2.5" HS / 16Optional2x GbE / 4Multiburner1x 550W
HS / 2
7382-K5G1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8GBM51108x 3.5" HS / 8Open2x GbE / 4Multiburner1x 550W
HS / 2
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, number of cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, and power consumption.

Processor options

The x3300 M4 server supports the processor options that are listed in the following table. The server supports up to two processors. 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.

The option also includes the expansion board that Processor 2 is mounted on. Installing the second processor requires installation of Fan 3. The part numbers listed in the following table include this fan.

Table 4. Processor options

Part numberFeature code*DescriptionStandard
models
where used
None*A2R9 / None†Intel Pentium Processor 1403 2C 2.6GHz 5MB 1066MHz 80W-
None*A2RA / None†Intel Pentium Processor 1407 2C 2.8GHz 5MB 1066MHz 80W-
None*A3AJ / None†Intel Xeon Processor E5-1410 4C 2.8GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W-
00D2581A2R4 / A2RFIntel Xeon Processor E5-2403 4C 1.8GHz 10MB 1066MHz 80WA2x
00D2582A2R5 / A2RGIntel Xeon Processor E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz 10MB 1066MHz 80WB2x
00D2583A2R6 / A2RHIntel Xeon Processor E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz 15MB 1333MHz 95WC2x
00D2584A2R7 / A2RJIntel Xeon Processor E5-2430 6C 2.2GHz 15MB 1333MHz 95WD2x, D4x
00D2586A2RB / A2RLIntel Xeon Processor E5-2430L 6C 2.0GHz 15MB 1333MHz 60W-
00D2585A2R8 / A2RKIntel Xeon Processor E5-2440 6C 2.4GHz 15MB 1333MHz 95WF2x
00D2588A2RD / A2RNIntel Xeon Processor E5-2450 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W-
00D2587A2RC / A2RMIntel Xeon Processor E5-2450L 8C 1.8GHz 20MB 1600MHz 70W-
00D2589A2RE / A2RPIntel Xeon Processor E5-2470 8C 2.3GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W-
* The first feature code is for the first processor; the second feature code is for the second processor
† Only one of these processors is supported in the server, and they can be ordered only via CTO.

Memory options

The IBM System x3300 server 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 two DIMMs per channel. The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The server supports unregistered DIMMs (UDIMMs) and RDIMMs. LRDIMMs are not supported.
  • Mixing different types of memory (UDIMMs and RDIMMs) is not supported.
  • Mixing 1.5 V and 1.35 V DIMMs in the same server is supported. In this case, all DIMMs operate at 1.5 V.
  • The maximum number of ranks per channel is eight.
  • The maximum quantity of DIMMs that can be installed in a server depends on the number of CPUs, DIMM type, rank, and operating voltage, as shown in the "Maximum quantity" row in the following table.
  • All DIMMs in the server operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of the following speeds:
    • Memory speed supported by a specific CPU
    • Lowest maximum operating speed for the selected memory configuration, which depends on the rated speed, operating voltage, and quantity of DIMMs per channel, as shown in the "Maximum operating speed" section in the following table

Table highlighting: Tables 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: UDIMMs)
DIMM type
Specification
UDIMMs
Rank
Single rank
Dual rank
Part numbers
49Y1403 (2 GB)
49Y1404 (4 GB)
Rated speed
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
Rated voltage
1.35 V
1.35 V
Operating voltage
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
Maximum quantity*
12
12
12
12
Largest DIMM
2 GB
2 GB
4 GB
4 GB
Maximum memory capacity
24 GB
24 GB
48 GB
48 GB
Maximum memory at rated speed
12 GB
12 GB
24 GB
24 GB
Maximum operating speed (MHz)
1 DIMM per channel
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel
1066 MHz
1066 MHz
1066 MHz
1066 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.

Table 5. Maximum memory speeds (Part 2: RDIMMs)
Specification
RDIMM
Rank
Single rank
Dual rank
Quad rank
Part number
49Y1405 (2GB)
49Y1406 (4GB)
49Y1559 (4GB)
49Y1407 (4GB)
49Y1397 (8GB)
49Y1563 (16GB)
90Y3178 (4GB)
90Y3109 (8GB)
00D4968 (16GB)
49Y1400 (16GB)
Rated speed
1333 MHz
1600 MHz
1333 MHz
1600 MHz
1066 MHz
Rated voltage
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
Operating voltage
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
Maximum quantity*
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
Largest DIMM
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
16 GB
16 GB
16 GB
16 GB
16 GB
Maximum memory
capacity
48 GB
48 GB
48 GB
192GB
192GB
192GB
192 GB
192 GB
Maximum memory at
rated speed†
48 GB
48 GB
48 GB
192GB
192GB
192GB
No support
No support
Maximum operating speed (MHz)
1 DIMM per channel
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
1600 MHz
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
1600 MHz
800 MHz
800 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
1600 MHz
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
1600 MHz
800 MHz
800 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.
† The number here is the most memory that you can have installed that will operate at the rated speed of the DIMMs. "No support" means that the DIMM cannot operate at its rated speed in this server and operates at a lower speed even at 1 DPC.

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

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

If memory rank sparing is used, a minimum of one quad-rank DIMM or 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 that are installed.

The following table lists the memory options that are available for the x3300 M4 server.

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.

Table 6. Memory options
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Standard models
where used
UDIMMs
49Y1403A0QS2GB (1x2GB, 1Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600
ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP UDIMM
12-
49Y140486484GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP UDIMM
12-
RDIMMs - 1333 MHz and 1066 MHz
49Y140589402GB (1x2GB, 1Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
12A2x
49Y140689414GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
12B2x, C2x, D2x, D4x, F2x
49Y140789424GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600
CL9  ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
12-
49Y139789238GB (1x8GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
12-
49Y1400893916GB (1x16GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-8500
CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
12-
49Y1563A1QT16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600
CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
12-
RDIMMs - 1600 MHz
49Y1559A28Z4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-12800
CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM
12-
90Y3178A24L4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-12800
CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM
12-
90Y3109A2928GB (1x8GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-12800
CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM
12-
00D4968A2U516GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-12800
CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM
12-

Internal storage

The IBM System x3300 M4 server supports the internal storage configurations that are listed in the following table. Details about the supported RAID controllers is listed in Table 9.

Support for SATA drives: The ServeRAID C105 supports only SATA drives.

Table 7. Supported drive combinations

Config
(see Figure 6)
Supported drive
size and type
Max drives
supported
Supported
RAID controller
Components required
13.5" LFF
simple-swap
SATA
4C105, H1110,
M1115, M5110
  • 1x IBM System x3300 Simple-Swap SATA Kit 4x3.5", 00D2590
28*C105+8-pack enabler,
M1115, M5110
  • 2x IBM System x3300 Simple-Swap SATA Kit 4x3.5", 00D2590
  • 1x 8-Pack ServeRAID C105 Controller Enabler, 90Y4349
33.5" LFF
hot-swap
SAS/SATA
4C105, H1110,
M1115, M5110
  • 1x IBM System x3300 3.5" HS Kit for HW/SW RAID, 00D2591
48*C105+8-pack enabler,
M1115, M5110
  • 2x IBM System x3300 3.5" HS Kit for HW/SW RAID, 00D2591
52.5" SFF
hot-swap
SAS/SATA
8*M1115, M5110
  • 1x IBM System x3300 1st 2.5" HS Kit, feature A2SE
616*M1115, M5110
  • 1x IBM System x3300 1st 2.5" HS Kit, feature A2SE
  • 1x IBM System x3300 2nd 2.5" HS Upgrade Kit, 00D2592
* If the server has a 460 W fixed power supply and two processors installed, no 2.5" drive configurations are supported, and the maximum supported 3.5-inch drives is four drives. See the "Power supplies" section.

The following figure shows these configurations.

Internal drive configurations
Figure 6. Internal drive configurations

Standard models of the x3300 M4 server ship with one drive bay kit as listed in Table 2. The following table shows the internal storage expansion options that are available for the x3300 M4 server.

Table 8. Internal storage expansion options
Part numberFeature codeNameMaximum
supported
Standard models
where used
(All Quantity=1)
00D2590A2SBIBM System x3300 Simple-Swap SATA Kit 4x3.5"
(Used in configurations 1 and 2 in Figure 6)
2*A2x
00D2591A2SCIBM System x3300 3.5" HS Kit for HW/SW RAID
(Used in configurations 3 and 4)
2*B2x, C2x, D2x
NoneA2SEIBM System x3300 1st 2.5" HS Kit
(Used in configurations 5 and 6)
1D4x, F2x
00D2592A2SFIBM System x3300 2nd 2.5" HS Upgrade Kit
Includes a SAS expander mounted on the back
of the backplane (Used in configuration 6)
1-
* For models with a 460 W fixed power supply and two processors, only one 3.5-inch kit is supported.

Controllers for internal storage

The x3300 M4 includes the ServeRAID C105 onboard SATA controller with software RAID capabilities. The C105 functionality is embedded on the Intel C600 chipset. On some models, this disk controller is used to connect to the disk drives. On other models, a hardware RAID controller, such as the ServeRAID H1110 or M1115, is installed, which deactivates the onboard C105 controller.

The following table lists the RAID controllers and controller upgrades that are used for internal disk storage of the x3300 M4 server.

Table 9. RAID controllers for internal storage

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Standard
models
where used
RAID controllers
IntegratedA2VAServeRAID C105 for IBM System x®IntegratedA2x, B2x
81Y4492A1XLServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller1C2x, D2x
81Y4448A1MZServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller1D4x, F2x
81Y4481A347ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller1-
RAID controller upgrades
81Y4542A1X1ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
(FoD activation)
1-
81Y4544A1X2ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
(FoD activation)
1-
81Y4484A1J3ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1-
81Y4487A1J4ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade1-
81Y4559A1WYServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade1-
81Y4508A22EServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit1*-
81Y4546A1X3ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
(FoD activation)
1†-
90Y4349A2V78-Pack ServeRAID C105 Controller Enabler
(An FoD upgrade for onboard ServeRAID C105 that
enables support for up to eight SATA HDDs)
1-
* 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 a RAID 5 Upgrade.

ServeRAID C105 has the following features:
  • Support for 4 drives or 8 drives with the addition of the 8-Pack ServeRAID C105 Controller Enabler feature, 90Y4349
  • Support for simple-swap and hot-swap SATA hard drives (SSDs and SAS HDDs are not supported.)
  • Support for RAID 0, 1, and 10 (Non-RAID is not supported.)
  • 3 Gbps throughput per port
  • Support for up to eight volumes
  • Support for virtual drive sizes greater than 2 TB
  • Fixed stripe unit size of 64 KB
  • Support for MegaRAID Storage Manager management software

Driver availability: No native (in-box) driver exists for Windows and Linux. You must download the drivers separately. No support is available for VMware, Hyper-V, Xen, KVM.

The ServeRAID H1110 adapter has the following specifications:
  • Four internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Connects to up to four SAS or SATA drives (8 or more drives are not supported.)
  • One x4 mini-SAS internal connector (SFF-8087)
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • Based on the LSI SAS2004 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCIe 2.0 x4 host interface
  • Support for RAID 0, 1, 1E, and 10

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 RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
  • Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M1100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe 3.0 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)
  • Support for RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
  • Support for RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M5100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
  • Support for RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
  • Support for 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

If ServeRAID M5110 is selected with a battery kit or flash upgrade, the battery or flash power module is installed remotely from the adapter in a battery holder that is mounted inside the server case as shown in the following figure.



Figure 7. ServeRAID battery or flash power module installed in the battery holder

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 the hard drive options for the internal disk storage of the x3300 M4 server.

Drive support: If the server has a 460 W fixed power supply and two processors installed, no 2.5-inch drive configurations are supported, and the maximum number of supported 3.5-inch drives is four drives. See the "Power supplies" section.

Table 10. Disk drive options for internal disk storage

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported*
2.5" 15K SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
49Y6102A3DXIBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
49Y6097A3DWIBM 450GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD16
81Y9670A283IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
49Y6092A3DVIBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD16
90Y8926A2XBIBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD16
2.5" 10K SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
00AD075A48SIBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD16
81Y9650A282IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
90Y8872A2XDIBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD16
90Y8877A2XCIBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD16
2.5" 10K & 15K SAS Hot-Swap Self Encrypting Drives (SEDs)
00AD085A48TIBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS SED16
90Y8913A2XFIBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED16
90Y8944A2ZKIBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED16
2.5" NL SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
81Y9690A1P3IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
90Y8953A2XEIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD16
2.5" NL SATA Hot-Swap HDDs
81Y9730A1AVIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
81Y9726A1NZIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
81Y9722A1NXIBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
2.5" SAS-SSD Hybrid drives
00AD102A4G7IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS Hybrid16
2.5" Enterprise SSDs
41Y8341A4FQS3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
41Y8336A4FNS3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
41Y8331A4FLS3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
49Y6195A4GHIBM 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
49Y6139A3F0IBM 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
49Y6134A3EYIBM 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
49Y6129A3EWIBM 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
00W1125A3HRIBM 100GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
2.5" Enterprise Value SSDs
00AJ355A56ZIBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ360A570IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ365A571IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ370A572IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ015A4KQS3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ010A4KPS3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ005A4KNS3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ000A4KMS3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
90Y8643A2U3IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
90Y8648A2U4IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
49Y5839A3ASIBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
49Y5844A3AUIBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
3.5" NL SAS Hot-swap HDDs
49Y6210A4AFIBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS HDD8
90Y8577A2R2IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD8
90Y8572A2U0IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD8
90Y8567A26MIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD8
3.5" NL SAS Hot-swap SEDs
00W1543A4AJIBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS SED8
00W1533A4AHIBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS SED8
3.5" NL SATA Hot-swap HDDs
49Y6002A3W9IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD8
81Y9798A22SIBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD8
81Y9794A22TIBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD8
81Y9790A22PIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD8
81Y9786A22YIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD8
3.5" NL SATA Simple-swap HDDs
49Y6012A3WAIBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD8
81Y9814A22VIBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD8
81Y9810A22WIBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD8
81Y9806A22XIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD8
81Y9802A22UIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD8
* If the server has a 460 W fixed power supply and two processors installed, no 2.5-inch drive configurations are supported and the maximum supported 3.5-inch drives is 4 drives. See the "Power supplies" section.

Internal backup units

The server supports the internal tape drive options that are listed in the following table.

Table 11. Internal tape drives

Part
number
Feature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
NoneA2U7IBM RDX 3 Internal USB Drive1
00D2786A2VEIBM RDX Internal USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge1
00D2787A2VFIBM RDX Internal USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge1
00D2788A2VGIBM RDX Internal USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge1
46C53995711IBM DDS Generation 5 USB Tape Drive1
39M56365395IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive1
43W84785393IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 SAS Tape Drive2*
44E88955397IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 SAS Tape Drive2*
49Y98985345IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 Internal SAS Tape Drive2*
00D8924A3S3IBM Half High LTO Ultrium Gen 6 Internal SAS Tape Drive2*
* With standard models, installation of a second tape drive requires removal of the optical drive.

USB tape drives are attached to the internal USB connector. SAS tape drives require SAS host bus adapters (HBA). See the "Storage host bus adapters" section for list of available SAS HBAs.

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

Optical drives

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

Table 12. Optical drives

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Standard models
where used
None*4154Half-High SATA DVD-ROM2A2x, B2x, C2x, D2x, D4x, F2x
81Y64044155Half-High SATA Multiburner2-
* This option is available only by using CTO or is already installed in standard models.

The two half-high drives in the table can be installed in any open 5.25-inch drive bay (Figure 5).

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

Half-High SATA multiburner supports the same media and speeds for reading as HH DVD-ROM. In addition, this drive supports the following media and speeds for writing:

  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 4X
  • High Speed CD-RW 10X
  • Ultra Speed CD-RW 16X
  • DVD-R 8X
  • DVD-R DL 8X
  • DVD+R 8X
  • DVD+R DL 8X
  • DVD-RW 6X
  • DVD+RW 8X
  • DVD-RAM 3X

I/O expansion options

The server supports up to six PCIe slots. Slots 1 - 4 are PCIe 3.0 slots. The slots have the following slot form factors:

  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (requires second processor)
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, full-length
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x4 wired); full-height, half-length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 wired); full-height, full-length
  • Slot 5: PCIe 2.0 x4 (x1 wired); full-height, half-length
  • Slot 6: PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 wired); full-height, half-length (supports optional PCI-X 64 bit/133 MHz interposer card)

Depending on the number of processors installed and the type of power supply used, only a subset of the slots is available for use as listed in the following table.

Table 13. Slot availability based on the number of processors installed and the type of power supply used
460 W fixed power supply550 W hot-swap power supply
(1 or 2)
750 W hot-swap power supply
(1 or 2)
One processor installedSlots 2 - 6Slots 2 - 6Slots 2 - 6
Two processors installedAny three slotsAny three slotsAll six slots

Slots 1 - 4 are PCI Express 3.0 slots. Slots 5 and 6 are PCI Express 2.0 slots. Slot 4 accepts a GPU adapter at a maximum of 75W power consumption. Slot 6 can be converted to a PCI-X slot (64 bit, 133 MHz) by using the kit that is listed in the following table.

Table 14. PCI riser card options
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
00D4346A2SHPCI-X Riser Kit (for slots 6 only)1 (slot 6 only)

Network adapters

The x3300 M4 server supports four integrated Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports. Two ports are enabled standard, and two enabled optionally with the FoD upgrade that is listed in the following table. The controller is based on the Intel I350-CM2.

Table 15. Upgrade to enable Ethernet ports 3 and 4

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
90Y9314 A2GTIntel I-350 Embedded Dual Port GbE Activation for IBM System x® (FoD)1

The integrated Ethernet controller has the following Ethernet features:
  • NIC teaming (load balancing and failover)
  • 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

The integrated Ethernet controller has the following 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
  • Support for PCI-SIG SR-IOV specification
  • 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

The integrated Ethernet controller has the following 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 the supported network adapters.

Table 16. Network adapters
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported†
Integrated controller
90Y9314 A2GTIntel I-350 Embedded Dual Port GbE Activation for IBM System x (FoD)1 / 1
40 Gb Ethernet
00D9550A3PNMellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for IBM System x4 / 5
10 Gb Ethernet
94Y5180A4Z6Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x4 / 5
42C1820*1637Brocade 10Gb CNA for IBM System x4 / 5
None#A2UNEmulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Integrated VFA III for IBM System x1 / 1
95Y3762A2U1Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA III for IBM System x4 / 5
95Y3760A2U2Emulex VFA III FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x (FoD) for A2UN or A2U14 / 5**
49Y7960A2ECIntel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x4 / 5
49Y7970A2EDIntel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x4 / 5
81Y9990A1M4Mellanox ConnectX-2 Dual Port 10GbE Adapter for IBM System x4 / 5
00D9690A3PMMellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter for IBM System x4 / 5
42C18005751QLogic 10Gb CNA for IBM System x4 / 5
90Y4600A3MRQLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA for IBM System x4 / 5
Gigabit Ethernet
90Y9370A2V4Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x4 / 5
90Y9352A2V3Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x4 / 5
49Y42305767Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for IBM System x4 / 5
49Y42405768Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for IBM System x4 / 5
42C17802995NetXtreme II 1000 Express Dual Port Ethernet Adapter4 / 5
42C17502975PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter4 / 5
00AG500A56KIntel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter for IBM System x4 / 5
00AG510A56LIntel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x4 / 5
00AG520A56MIntel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x4 / 5
InfiniBand
00D9550A3PNMellanox ConnectX-3 FDR VPI IB/E Adapter for IBM System x4 / 5
* Withdrawn from marketing
† In the Maximum supported column, the first number is with one processors installed, and the second number is with two processors installed.
# Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Integrated VFA III is only available through CTO or Special Bid (SBB 95Y3768)
** One license per one Emulex Dual Port 10GbE VFA III (95Y3762) or Emulex Dual Port 10GbE Integrated VFA III (SBB 95Y3768).

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

Storage host bus adapters

The following table lists the storage HBAs that are supported by the x3300 M4 server.

Table 17. Storage adapters

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported†
Fibre Channel - 16 Gb
81Y1675A2XVBrocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
81Y1668A2XUBrocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
81Y1662A2W6Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
81Y1655A2W5Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
00Y3337A3KWQLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
00Y3341A3KXQLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
Fibre Channel - 8 Gb
42D04853580Emulex 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
42D04943581Emulex 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
42D05013578QLogic 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
42D05103579QLogic 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
46M60493589Brocade 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
46M60503591Brocade 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
Fibre Channel - 4 Gb
39R65253567QLogic 4 Gb FC Single-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
39R65273568QLogic 4 Gb FC Dual-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
59Y19873885Brocade 4 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
59Y19933886Brocade 4 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4 / 5
SAS
46M09075982IBM 6 Gb SAS HBA Controller4 / 5
46M09123876IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA1 / 1
† In the Maximum supported column, the first number is with one processors installed, and the second number is with two processors installed.

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 18. SSD adapters

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
90Y4377A3DYIBM 1.2TB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter3 / 4
46C9078A3J3IBM 365GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter3 / 4
46C9081A3J4IBM 785GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter3 / 4
† In the Maximum supported column, the first number is with one processors installed, and the second number is with two processors installed.

GPU adapters

The x3300 M4 server does not support currently shipping GPU adapters.


Power supplies

The server supports one of the following power supply configurations:
  • One 460 W fixed power supply, non-redundant (80 PLUS Bronze certified)
  • Up to two redundant hot-swap 550 W ac power supplies (80 PLUS Platinum certified)
  • Up to two redundant hot-swap 750 W ac power supplies (80 PLUS Platinum certified)

Table 2 lists the power supplies included in standard models. For servers with one redundant hot-swap power supply, the following table lists the upgrades to add the second redundant power supply. Models with a fixed power supply cannot be upgraded to hot-swap redundant power supplies.

Table 20. Optional redundant power supply upgrades
Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum
supported
Standard models
where used
00J6844*A3DQIBM 550W Redundant PSU2D2x, D4x, F2x
94Y6669A3DRIBM 750W Redundant PSU2-
* Replaces 94Y6668

The use of the 460 W fixed power supply or 550 W power supply imposes the configuration limitations that are listed in the following table.

Table 21. Configuration limitations based on power supply used (PSU = power supply unit)
Power supplyNumber of
CPUs
Redundancy2.5" drive support3.5" drive supportPCIe adapter
support*
460 W fixed 1NoNo supportFull support (8)Full support (5)
2NoNo supportUp to 4 drivesMaximum 3 adapters
550 W hot-swap1Yes with second PSUFull supportFull support (8)Full support (5)
2Yes with second PSUFull supportFull support (8)Maximum 3 adapters
750 W hot-swap1 Yes with second PSUFull supportFull support (8)Full support (5)
2Yes with second PSUFull supportFull support (8)Full support (6)
* Full support: With one processor installed, full support is five slots (slots 2 - 5); with two processors installed, full support is six slots (slots 1 - 6).
An ac power supply ships standard without a line cord, which must be purchased separately.

Cooling fans

Standard models of the server come standard with two simple swap cooling fans, one rear fan and one system fan. The server supports up to four fans, including one that provides N+1 cooling redundancy. The following table lists the power supplies and redundant cooling upgrade option.

Table 22. Fan upgrades

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionStandard / Maximum*
00D2593A2SJRedundant System Fan1 / 3
* Not including the rear fan (4) as shown in the following figure.

The following figure shows the location of the four fans.


Figure 8. Location of the cooling fans

Standard fans are fan 2 and fan 4. The following table shows the configuration requirements for fans 1 and 3.

Table 23. Fan upgrades
ConfigurationFan requirement
Either of:
  • Two CPUs installed
  • Three or more PCIe adapters installed
Install fan 3 only
Both:
  • Fan 3 installed
  • Any quantity of 16GB 1600 MHz RDIMM (00D4968) installed
Install both fan 1 and fan 3
  • N+1 Fan redundancy desired*
Install fan 1
* Redundancy is not available if any quantity of 16GB 1600 MHz RDIMM (00D4968) is installed.

Integrated virtualization

The x3300 M4 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 24. Virtualization options

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
41Y8298A2G0IBM Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads1
41Y8300 A2VCIBM USB Memory Key for VMware vSphere 5.01
41Y8307A383IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.0 Update 11
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

Not supported: VMware ESXi and vSphere do not support the ServeRAID C105 integrated RAID controller.

Remote management

The x3300 M4 server contains IBM 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 IMM Advanced Upgrade (software feature) 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 color depths, regardless of the system state
  • Remotely accessing the server by 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 25. 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 26. 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

Supported operating systems

The x3300 M4 server supports the following operating systems:

  • IBM 4690 Operating System V6
  • 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 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
  • VMware ESX 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 4.1
  • VMware vSphere 5.0 (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:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/nos/matrix.shtml

Physical and electrical specifications

The x3300 M4 server has the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • In tower configuration:
    • Width: 235 mm (9.25 in), 176 mm (6.9 in) without stabilizer feet
    • Depth: 678 mm (26.7 in), 605 mm (23.8 in) without front bezel
    • Height: 438 mm (17.1 in). 425 mm (16.7 in) without stabilizer feet
    • Weight minimum: 22.0 kg (48.5 lb)
    • Weight maximum: 29.7 kg (65.4 lb)
  • In rack configuration (with rack conversion kit):
    • Width: 481 mm (18.9 in)
    • Height: 176 mm (6.9 in) (4U)
    • Depth: 625 mm (24.6 in) excluding bezel (bezel and HDD handles adds 24 mm)
    • Minimum: 20.5 kg (45.2 lb)
    • Maximum: 28.2 kg (62.1 lb)

The x3300 M4 server has the following supported environment:
  • Server on:
    • Temperature: 5°C - 40°C (41°F - 104°F) up to 950mm (3,117ft)
    • Above 950m, de-rated maximum air temperature 1°C / 175m.
    • Humidity, non-condensing: -12°C dew point (10.4°F) and 8% - 85% relative humidity
    • Maximum dew point: 24°C (75°F)
    • Maximum altitude: 3050 m (10,000 ft) & 5°C - 28°C (41°F - 82°F)
    • Maximum rate of temperature change: 5°C/hr (41°F/hr) for tape drive, 20°C/hr (68°F/hr) for HDDs
  • Server off:
    • Temperature: 5°C to 45°C (41°F - 113°F)
    • Relative humidity: 8% - 85%
    • Maximum dew point: 27°C (80.6°F)
  • Storage:
    • Temperature: 1°C to 60°C (33.8°F - 140°F)
    • Altitude: 3050 m (10,000 ft)
    • Relative humidity: 5% - 80%
    • Maximum dew point: 29°C (84.2°F)
  • Shipping:
    • Temperature: -40°C to 60°C (-40°F - 140°F)
    • Altitude: 10,700 m (35,105 ft)
    • Relative humidity: 5% - 100%
    • Maximum dew point: 29°C (84.2°F)

The x3300 M4 server has the following electrical specifications:
  • Models with 460 W power supplies:
    • 100 to 127 nominal V ac; 50-60 Hz; 11-6.4 A
    • 200 to 240 nominal V ac; 50-60 Hz; 11-3.2 A
    • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately): Minimum configuration: 0.12 kVA, Maximum: 0.64 kVA
  • Models with 550 W power supplies:
    • 100 to 127 nominal V ac; 50-60 Hz; 11-6.5 A
    • 200 to 240 nominal V ac; 50-60 Hz; 11-3.3 A
    • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately): Minimum configuration: 0.12 kVA, Maximum: 0.66 kVA
  • Models with 750 W power supplies:
    • 100 to 127 nominal V ac; 50-60 Hz; 11-8.9 A
    • 200 to 240 nominal V ac; 50-60 Hz; 11-4.5 A
    • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately): Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA, Maximum: 0.90 kVA

The x3300 M4 server has the following heat and noise output:
  • BTU output: ship configuration - 406.03 Btu/hr (119 watts)
  • BTU output: full configuration - 2900.2 Btu/hr (850 watts)
  • Acoustical noise emission levels: 5.5 bels (idling), 6.0 bels (operating)

Warranty options

The IBM System x3300 M4 has a 3-year on-site warranty with 9x5 next-business-day terms. IBM offers the warranty service upgrades through the IBM ServicePac offerings that are highlighted in this section. IBM ServicePac offerings are 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 that are available in your country, see the IBM ServicePac Product Selector at:
https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac

The following table explains the warranty service definitions in more detail.

Table 27. Warranty service definitions

TermDescription
IBM on-site repair (IOR)A service technician will come to the server's location for equipment repair.
24x7x2 hourA service technician is scheduled to arrive at the customer’s location within two hours after remote problem determination is completed. IBM provides service around the clock, every day, including IBM holidays.
24x7x4 hourA service technician is scheduled to arrive at the customer’s location within four hours after remote problem determination is completed. IBM provides service around the clock, every day, including IBM holidays.
9x5x4 hourA service technician is scheduled to arrive at the customer’s location within four business hours after remote problem determination is completed. IBM provides service from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the customer's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays. After 1:00 p.m., if it is determined that on-site 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 the customer’s location on the business day after IBM receives the call, following remote problem determination. IBM provides 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 following types of IBM ServicePac offerings are available:
  • Warranty and maintenance service upgrades
    • Service coverage for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 years, 9x5 or 24x7
    • On-site repair from next business day to 2 or 4 hours
    • Warranty extension of 1 or 2 years
  • 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. 60950-1-07
  • NOM-019
  • Argentina IEC60950-1
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • IEC-60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22:2006, Class A
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
  • China CCC (GB4943.1), GB9254-2008 class A, GB17625.1-2003
  • Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
  • CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, and EN61000-3-3)
  • CISPR 22, Class A
  • TUV-GS EN60950-1 /IEC60950-1,EK1-ITB2000)
  • Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1, GOST R 51318.22-99, GOST R 51318.24-99, GOST R 51317.3.2-99, GOST R 51317.3.3-99

External disk storage expansion

The server supports attachment to external storage expansion enclosures, such as the EXP2500 series, by using the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA 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)
  • Support for RAID 0, 1, and 10
  • Support for RAID 5 and 50 with optional M5100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
  • Support for RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
  • Support for a 512 MB battery-backed cache or 512 MB or 1 GB flash-backed cache (cache)
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps ROC controller
  • Support for 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:
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 that are 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 28. IBM System Storage external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per one M5120
172701X*IBM System Storage EXP300018
174712XIBM System Storage EXP2512 Express18
174724XIBM System Storage EXP2524 Express9
* Withdrawn from marketing

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

Table 29. 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 that are supported by the EXP2512 external expansion enclosures.

Table 30. Drive options for EXP2512 external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity supported
per one enclosure
3.5-inch 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
3.5-inch 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 that are supported by the EXP2524 external expansion enclosures.

Table 31. Drive options for EXP2524 external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity supported
per one enclosure
2.5-inch 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-inch SAS HS HDDs
49Y1896146GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
49Y1895300GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
81Y9944300GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
81Y9596600GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
81Y9948900GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5” HDD24
2.5-inch SAS HS SSDs
81Y9956200GB 2.5" SAS SSD24
81Y9960400GB 2.5" SAS SSD24

External disk storage systems

The following table lists the external storage systems that are supported by the server 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. For more information, see IBM System Storage Interoperability Center at:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic

Table 32. External disk storage systems

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

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

External backup units

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

Table 33. 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
00D2786IBM RDX Internal USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge
00D2787IBM RDX Internal USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge
00D2788IBM RDX Internal USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge
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*
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)
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
* The external tape drives that are listed can be ordered through the System x sales channel. The server might support other IBM tape drives that are not listed in this table. For more information, see the IBM System Storage Interoperability Center: http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic
† These part numbers are the tape drive options for 35732UL and 35734UL.

External USB tape drives are connected to the external USB ports on the server. External SAS or Fibre Channel tape drives require the corresponding HBA (sold separately, see the "Storage host bus adapter" section).

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

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 34. IBM System Networking: Top-of-rack switches

Part numberDescription
IBM System Networking - 1 Gb top-of-rack switches
0446013IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000R
7309CFCIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000F
7309CD8IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000DC
7309G52IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8052R
730952FIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8052F
427348EIBM Ethernet Switch J48E
6630010Juniper Networks EX2200 24 Port
6630011Juniper Networks EX2200 24 Port with PoE
6630012Juniper Networks EX2200 48 Port
6630013Juniper Networks EX2200 48 Port with PoE
IBM System Networking - 10 Gb top-of-rack switches
7309DRXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front)
7309DFXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264CS (Front to Rear)
7309BD5IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124DC
7309BR6IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124ER
7309BF7IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124EF
7309G64IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264R
730964FIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264F
7309-CR9IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264TR
7309-CF9IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264TF
0719-410Juniper Networks EX4500 - Front to Back Airflow
0719-420Juniper Networks EX4500 - Back to Front Airflow
IBM System Networking - 40 Gb top-of-rack switches
8036BRXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8332 (Rear to Front)
8036BFXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8332 (Front to Rear)
8036ARXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8316R
8036AFXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G8316F

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

Uninterruptible power supply units

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

Table 35. Uninterruptible power supply units

Part numberDescription
Tower UPS
53961AXIBM 1000VA LCD Tower UPS (120V)
53961JXIBM 1000VA LCD Tower UPS (100V)
53961KXIBM 1000VA LCD Tower UPS (230V)
53962AXIBM 1500VA LCD Tower UPS (120V)
53962JXIBM 1500VA LCD Tower UPS (100V)
53962KXIBM 1500VA LCD Tower UPS (230V)
Rack-mounted UPS
21304RX IBM UPS 10000XHV
53951AXIBM 1500VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
53951KXIBM 1500VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (230V)
53952AXIBM 2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
53952KXIBM 2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (230V)
53953AX IBM 3000VA LCD 3U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
53953JX IBM 3000VA LCD 3U Rack UPS (200V/208V)
53956AX IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS (200V/208V)
53956KX IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS (230V)
53959KXIBM 11000VA LCD 5U Rack UPS (200V/208V/230V)

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

Power distribution units

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

Table 36. 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 can be installed in a rack with the Tower to Rack Conversion Kit (00D2594). The server supports the rack cabinets that are listed in the following table.

Table 37. Rack cabinets and Tower to Rack Conversion Kit

Part numberDescription
Tower to rack conversion kits
00D2594Tower to Rack Conversion Kit
Rack cabinets
201886XIBM 11U Office Enablement Kit
93072PXIBM 25U Static S2 Standard Rack
93072RXIBM 25U Standard Rack
93074RXIBM 42U Standard Rack
93074XXIBM 42U Standard Rack Extension
93084EXIBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
93084PXIBM 42U Enterprise Rack
93604EXIBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack
93604PXIBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614EXIBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93614PXIBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack
93624EXIBM 47U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93624PXIBM 47U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack
99564RXIBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Rack
99564XXIBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Expansion Rack

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

The following figure shows the System x3300 M4 server installed in the Tower to Rack Conversion Kit.


Figure 9. The IBM System x3300 M4 server with the Tower to Rack Conversion Kit

Rack options

The System x3300 M4 server supports the rack console switches and monitor kits listed in the following table.

Table 38. 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

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing can help you obtain the IT solution that you need when preserving funding for other strategic investments and optimizing cash flow. The IBM Fair Market Value (FMV) lease helps ensure that you have the latest IBM technology. And, with our mid-lease upgrade capability, you can increase the capacity of the system with little to no change in monthly payments. At the end of the lease, you can take advantage of our flexible end-of-lease options to fit your changing business needs. IBM Global Financing has the breadth and depth of offerings, longevity, proven success, and global reach to help you develop a robust financing and asset management strategy. With this strategy, you have the opportunity to use the new technologies and turn your ambitious vision into a tangible solution.

Here are some other reasons why working with us makes solid financial sense:

  • Expand your purchasing power. With affordable monthly payments, you can change the technology acquisition discussion from “what can I afford right now” to “what solution is really right for my business.” With IBM Global Financing, you can expand your purchase power to get you the right solution.
  • Accelerate the cash flow break-even point of your project. Acquire your IBM technology today, and begin to realize its benefits now. An FMV lease can help you get the solution you need now, with low monthly payments that better align upfront costs with the anticipated return on investment from the technology.
  • Acquire the solution you need easily with affordable rates. IBM offers one-stop shopping for a total IT solution, so that you can acquire IBM hardware, software, services, and the financing you need from one IT provider.

Plus, IBM provides simple, easy-to-understand contracts and quick approvals. As the world’s largest IT financing provider, with an asset base of US$35.8 billion and over 125,000 customers, IBM Global Financing offers highly competitive rates that promote low total cost of ownership and low monthly payments.

IBM Global Financing operates in more than 50 countries. For financing options in your country and to contact a local financing specialist, go to: http://ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates and availability subject to client’s credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment and product type and options, and may vary by country. Non-hardware items must be one-time, non-recurring charges and are financed by means of loans. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension or withdrawal without notice and may not be available in all countries. Please contact your local IBM Global Financing representative for additional detail.

Related publications and links

For more information see these resources:


Special Notices

This material has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is published AS IS. It has not been the subject of rigorous review. IBM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a client responsibility and depends upon the client's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the client's operational environment. publib-b.boulder.ibm.com

Profile

Publish Date
31 July 2012

Last Update
02 July 2014


Rating: Not yet rated


Author(s)

IBM Form Number
TIPS0904