IBM System x3630 M4 (E5-2400 v2)

IBM Redbooks Product Guide


Abstract

The IBM® System x3630 M4 server offers a cost-effective high-capacity storage solution with exceptional energy-smart design, leadership virtualization, and powerful systems management. It supports the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 v2 product family and high-density memory designs with twelve DDR3 DIMM slots. This 2U server consolidates storage and server into one system, offers easy management, and saves floor space and power consumption, costing less money than traditional enterprise offerings. Designed with redundancy, flexible subsystems, and a wider range of configuration options, the x3630 M4 also offers an innovative Feature on Demand (FoD) design for an easier upgrade path.

Note: This Product Guide describes the models of the x3630 M4 with Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 v2 product family. For x3630 M4 models with Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family, see the IBM Redbooks Product Guide IBM System x3630 M4 (E5-2400)

Changes in the July 14 update:
* Updated the Network Adapter table
* Updated the HDD/SSD table
* Clarified the shared IMM2 Ethernet connection
* Added N2225 & N2226 SAS HBAs
* Updated the top-of-rack Ethernet switch table

Contents


Table of contents


Introduction

The IBM® System x3630 M4 server offers a cost-effective high-capacity storage solution with exceptional energy-smart design, leadership virtualization, and powerful systems management. It supports the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 v2 product family and high-density memory designs with twelve DDR3 DIMM slots. This 2U server consolidates storage and server into one system, offers easy management, and saves floor space and power consumption, costing less money than traditional enterprise offerings. Designed with redundancy, flexible subsystems, and a wider range of configuration options, the x3630 M4 also offers an innovative Feature on Demand (FoD) design for an easier upgrade path.

Suggested use: Collaboration/email applications, light databases, virtualization/cloud, virtual desktops, web serving, and virtual storage.

The following figure shows the IBM System x3630 M4.

The IBM System x3630 M4
Figure 1. The IBM System x3630 M4

Did you know

The IBM System x3630 M4 server is designed to provide exceptional value and flexibility to meet general business or storage-intensive requirements with up to 56 TB of storage space in a dense 2U form factor and 80 PLUS Platinum certified power supplies. The flexible onboard Ethernet solution provides two standard integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports and two additional integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports with an optional software FoD 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

Backed by the IBM legendary worldwide service and support, the x3630 M4 is developed, quality-tested, and certified by IBM, the leading vendor in technology patents for 20 years running. IBM System x® advancements in scalability, reliability, and performance can help your business innovate and thrive. With more flexible configuration options, energy-efficient components, and robust systems management tools, the x3630 M4 is an innovative design by IBM that can deliver business value over the long term.

Scalability and performance

The x3630 M4 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 v2 product family improves productivity by offering affordable dual-socket system performance with up to 10-core processors, up to 25 MB of L3 cache, and one QPI interconnect link of up to 8 GTps.
  • Up to two processors, 20 cores, and 40 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 (AVT) 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 running at 1600 MHz to help maximize system performance.
  • The server offers up to four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports with convenient Feature on Demand upgrade process that does not require the purchasing of an 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 (PCIe) controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5 family, thereby reducing I/O latency and increasing overall system performance.
  • Up to fourteen 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays provide maximum internal storage density of up to 56 TB in a 2U form factor.

Availability and serviceability

The x3630 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 to prevent an unplanned outage.
  • 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 up to two redundant hot-swap power supplies and three dual-motor non-hot-swap redundant fans to provide cost-efficient availability for applications.
  • The power source-independent light path diagnostics panel and optional individual light path LEDs quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components. This panel simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve 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 a possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • The 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 available.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3630 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.
  • IBM Systems Director is included for proactive systems management. It offers comprehensive systems management tools that help increase uptime, reduce costs, and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • Industry-standard AES NI support provides faster and stronger encryption.
  • 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 x3630 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 Platinum certified power supplies enable greater energy savings while providing flexibility to meet your business needs.
  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 v2 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 (SSDs) 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 eight 3.5-inch drive bays.

Front view of the IBM System x3630 M4 with eight drive bays
Figure 2. Front view of the IBM System x3630 M4 with eight drive bays

The following figure shows the front of the server with twelve 3.5-inch drive bays.

Front view of the IBM System x3630 M4 with twelve drive bays
Figure 3. Front view of the IBM System x3630 M4 with twelve drive bays

The following figure shows the rear of the server without the optional rear HDD cage upgrade.

 Rear view of the IBM System x3630 M4 without the rear HDD cage
Figure 4. Rear view of the IBM System x3630 M4 without the rear HDD cage

The following shows the rear of the server with the optional rear HDD cage upgrade.

Rear view of the IBM System x3630 M4 with the rear HDD cage
Figure 5. Rear view of the IBM System x3630 M4 with the rear HDD cage

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

Inside view of the IBM System x3630 M4
Figure 6. Inside view of the IBM System x3630 M4

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications

ComponentsSpecification
Form factor2U rack.
ProcessorUp to two Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 v2 product family processors with 10 cores (up to 2.4 GHz), eight or six cores (up to 2.5 GHz), four cores (up to 2.4 GHz), one QPI link up to 8.0 GTps, up to 1600 MHz memory speed, up to 25 MB L3 cache.
ChipsetIntel C600 series.
MemoryUp to 12 DIMM sockets (six DIMMs per processor). LRDIMMs, RDIMMs, and UDIMMs are supported, but memory types cannot be intermixed. DIMM speeds are 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 96 GB with 12x 8 GB UDIMMs and two processors
Memory protectionECC, Chipkill, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing.
Disk drive baysUp to eight 3.5-inch SATA simple-swap drive bays, up to eight 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays, or up to fourteen 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays.
Maximum internal storage Up to 56 TB with 4 TB 3.5-inch NL SAS/SATA HS HDDs, up to 32 TB with 4 TB 3.5-inch SATA SS HDDs, or up to 11.2 TB with 800 GB 3.5-inch SATA HS SSDs. An intermix of SAS/SATA is supported.
RAID supportJBOD (Linux only) or RAID 0 and 1 with C105. RAID 0, 1, and 10 with M1115 or M5110. Upgrades to RAID 5 and 50 are available for M1115. Upgrades to RAID 5 and 50 are available for M5110 (zero-cache; 512 MB battery-backed cache; 512 MB or 1 GB flash-backed cache). Upgrade to RAID 6 or 60 is available for M5110 with caches.
Optical drive baysOne, for models with up to eight 3.5-inch drive bays. Support for optional DVD-ROM or multiburner.
Tape drive baysOptional, for models with up to eight 3.5-inch drive bays. Tape Enablement Kit is required to support the internal tape drive. Support for optional DDS5 or DDS6 USB tape drives is available.
Network interfacesUp to four integrated Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports with the onboard Intel I350-CM2 controller (two ports enabled, and an additional two ports require the optional software FoD upgrade to enable them).
PortsTwo USB 2.0 and one DB-15 video (not available on storage-rich models) port on the front. Four USB 2.0, one DB-15 video, one DB-9 serial, and four RJ-45 GbE network ports on the rear. Two internal USB ports (one for embedded hypervisor, one for internal USB tape drive).
CoolingIBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling with three redundant non-hot-swap fans; each fan has two motors.
Power supplyUp to two redundant hot-swap 550 W HE AC, 750 W HE AC, or 900 W HE AC power supplies (all AC power supplies are 80 PLUS Platinum certified), or up to two redundant hot-swap 750 W HE DC power supplies.
Hot-swap partsHard drives (hot-swap models), power supplies.
I/O expansion slotsUp to five slots in models with up to 12 drive bays, depending on the riser cards installed. The slots are as follows:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired), optional PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16-wired); full-height, full-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired); full-height, half-length (not present if optional x16-wired slot 1 riser is used)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired), optional PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16-wired); low-profile, half-length (the second processor is required to use this slot)
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired); low-profile, half-length (not present if optional x16-wired slot 3 riser is used, the second processor is required to use this slot)
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x4-wired); dedicated slot for ServeRAID adapter; standard on hardware RAID models, optional on software RAID models

Up to three slots in models with 14 drive bays, depending on the riser cards installed. The slots are as follows:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8-wired), optional PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16-wired); full-height, half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8-wired); low-profile, half-length (not present if an optional x16-wired slot 1 riser is used)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x4-wired), optional PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8-wired); dedicated slot for ServeRAID adapter (x8-wired slot requires the second processor, x4-wired slot does not require the second processor)
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, and virtual media).
Security featuresPower-on password, administrator's password, and 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 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, and 2008 (x64), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, 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: 86 mm (3.4 in.), width: 447 mm (17.6 in.), depth: 749 mm (29.5 in.)
WeightMinimum configuration: 16.4 kg (36.2 lb), maximum: 28.2 kg (62.2 lb)

The x3630 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
  • 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 processors†
(two maximum)
Memory (RDIMMs)RAID controllerDrive bays
(std / max)
DrivesOnboard NIC
(std / max)
I/O slots
(std / max)
Optical drivePower supply
(std / max)
Models announced January 2014
7158-A3x1x E5-2403 v2 4C 1.8GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W1x 4GB 1600MHz§C105 4x 3.5" SS / 4Open bay2x GbE / 42 / 5Optional1x 550 W HS / 2
7158-A5x1x E5-2403 v2 4C 1.8GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W1x 4GB 1600MHz§C105 8-Pack8x 3.5" HS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 42 / 5Optional1x 550 W HS / 2
7158-B3x1x E5-2407 v2 4C 2.4GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W1x 4GB 1600MHz§C105 8-Pack8x 3.5" SS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 42 / 5Optional1x 550 W HS / 2
7158-B5x1x E5-2407 v2 4C 2.4GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W1x 4GB 1600MHz§M1115 12x 3.5" HS / 14Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5None1x 750 W HS / 2
7158-C3x1x E5-2420 v2 6C 2.2GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W1x 8GB 1600MHzM5110 8x 3.5" HS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5Optional1x 550 W HS / 2
7158-D3x1x E5-2430 v2 6C 2.5GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W1x 8GB 1600MHzM5110 512MB Flash12x 3.5" HS / 14Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5None1x 750 W HS / 2
7158-F5x1x E5-2440 v2 8C 1.9GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W1x 8GB 1600MHzM5110 512MB Flash8x 3.5" HS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5Optional1x 550 W HS / 2
7158-G3x1x E5-2450 v2 8C 2.5GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W1x 8GB 1600MHzM5110 1GB Flash8x 3.5" HS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5Optional1x 750 W HS / 2
* x in the Machine Type Model (MTM) represents a country-specific letter (for example, the EMEA MTM is 7158-A3G, and the US MTM is 7158-A3U). Ask an IBM representative for specifics.
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, TDP.
§ The standard DIMM is rated at 1600 MHz, but operates at up to 1333 MHz to match the processor memory speed. Actual memory speed maximums depend on several factors, as described in "Memory options".

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

Express models

The following table lists the express models.

Table 3. Express models

MTMIntel Xeon processors†
(two maximum)
Memory (RDIMMs)RAID controllerDrive bays
(std / max)
DrivesOnboard NIC
(std / max)
I/O slots
(std / max)
Optical drivePower supply
(std / max)
United States
7158-EDU1x E5-2403 v2 4C 1.8GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W1x 8GB 1600MHz§M5110 8x 3.5" HS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5Multi burner1x 550 W HS / 2
7158-EEU1x E5-2420 v2 6C 2.2GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W1x 8GB 1600MHzM5110 8x 3.5" HS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5Multi burner1x 550 W HS / 2
7158-EFU1x E5-2440 v2 8C 1.9GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W1x 8GB 1600MHzM5110 1GB Flash12x 3.5" HS / 14Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5None2x 750 W HS / 2
Canada
7158-EGU2x E5-2440 v2 8C 1.9GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W4x 16GB 1600MHzM5110 1GB Flash12x 3.5" HS / 14Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5None2x 750 W HS / 2
Europe
7158-EEG1x E5-2420 v2 6C 2.2GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W1x 8GB 1600MHzM5110 8x 3.5" HS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5Multi burner1x 550 W HS / 2
7158-EHG1x E5-2407 v2 4C 2.4GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W1x 8GB 1600MHz§M5110 8x 3.5" HS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5Multi burner1x 550 W HS / 2
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Middle East and Africa (MEA)
7158-EJG1x E5-2407 v2 4C 2.4GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W1x 8GB 1600MHz§M1115 8x 3.5" HS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5Multi burner1x 550 W HS / 2
Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
7158-EEG1x E5-2420 v2 6C 2.2GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W1x 8GB 1600MHzM5110 8x 3.5" HS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5Multi burner1x 550 W HS / 2
7158-EHG1x E5-2407 v2 4C 2.4GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W1x 8GB 1600MHz§M5110 8x 3.5" HS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5Multi burner1x 550 W HS / 2
Latin America (Brazil only)
7158-EQU1x E5-2420 v2 6C 2.2GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W1x 8GB 1600MHzM1115 8x 3.5" HS / 82x 1TB 7.2K 2x GbE / 45 / 5Multi burner1x 550 W HS / 2
7158-ERU1x E5-2420 v2 6C 2.2GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W1x 8GB 1600MHzM1115 8x 3.5" HS / 82x 600GB 15K2x GbE / 45 / 5Multi burner1x 550 W HS / 2
7158-ETU1x E5-2440 v2 8C 1.9GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W1x 8GB 1600MHzM5110 8x 3.5" HS / 82x 1TB 7.2K 2x GbE / 45 / 5Multi burner1x 550 W HS / 2
7158-EUU1x E5-2440 v2 8C 1.9GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W1x 8GB 1600MHzM5110 8x 3.5" HS / 82x 600GB 15K2x GbE / 45 / 5Multi burner1x 550 W HS / 2
Japan
7158-EZx1x E5-2407 v2 4C 2.4GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W1x 4GB 1600MHz§M5110 512MB Flash8x 3.5" HS / 8Open bay2x GbE / 45 / 5Optional1x 550 W HS / 2
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, TDP.
§ The standard DIMM is rated at 1600 MHz, but operates at up to 1333 MHz to match the processor memory speed. Actual memory speed maximums depend on several factors, as described in "Memory options".

Processor options

The x3630 M4 (E5-2400 v2) supports the processor options listed in the following table. The server supports up to two Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 v2 product family 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.

Table 4. Processor options

Part number*Feature code†DescriptionStandard models where used
00J6381A4LM / A4L6Intel Xeon Processor E5-2403 v2 4C 1.8GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 80WA3x, A5x
00J6382A4LL / A4L5Intel Xeon Processor E5-2407 v2 4C 2.4GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 80WB3x, B5x
00Y7437A4LQ / A4LEIntel Xeon Processor E5-2418L v2 6C 2.0GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 50W-
00J6383A4LK / A4L4Intel Xeon Processor E5-2420 v2 6C 2.2GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 80WC3x
00Y7438A4LR / A4LCIntel Xeon Processor E5-2428L v2 8C 1.8GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 60W-
00J6384A4LJ / A4L3Intel Xeon Processor E5-2430 v2 6C 2.5GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 80WD3x
00J6388A4LP / A4L8Intel Xeon Processor E5-2430L v2 6C 2.4GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 60W-
00J6385A4LH / A4LBIntel Xeon Processor E5-2440 v2 8C 1.9GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 95WF5x
00Y7439A4LS / A4LDIntel Xeon Processor E5-2448L v2 10C 1.8GHz 25MB Cache 1600MHz 70W-
00J6386A4LG / A4L2Intel Xeon Processor E5-2450 v2 8C 2.5GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 95WG3x
00J6389A4LN / A4L7Intel Xeon Processor E5-2450L v2 10C 1.7GHz 25MB Cache 1600MHz 60W-
00J6387A4LF / A4L0Intel Xeon Processor E5-2470 v2 10C 2.4GHz 25MB Cache 1600MHz 95W-
* The option for the second processor includes two additional system fans.
† The first feature code is for the first processor; the second feature code is for the second processor.
** 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 System x performance and throughput. IBM memory specifications are integrated into the light path diagnostics for immediate system performance feedback and optimum system uptime. From a service and support standpoint, IBM memory automatically assumes the IBM system warranty, and IBM provides service and support worldwide.

The x3630 M4 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.
  • 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 (for x4-based memory DIMMs)
  • Memory mirroring
  • Memory rank sparing

Chipkill works only in independent channel mode (the default is 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, and 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
DIMM type
Specification
UDIMMRDIMMLRDIMM
RankDual rankSingle rankDual rankQuad rank
Part number00D5012 (4 GB)
00D5016 (8 GB)
00D5024 (4 GB)
00D5036 (8 GB)
00D5044 (8 GB)
46W0672 (16 GB)
46W0761 (32 GB)
Rated speed1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz1866 MHz
Rated voltage1.35 V1.35 V1.35 V1.5 V
Operating voltage1.35 V1.5 V1.35 V1.5 V1.35 V1.5 V1.5 V
Max quantity*12121212121212
Largest DIMM8 GB8 GB8 GB8 GB16 GB16 GB32 GB
Max memory capacity96 GB96 GB96 GB96 GB192 GB192 GB384 GB
Max memory at rated speedNone**None**None**96 GBNone**192 GBNone**
Maximum operating speed (MHz)
1 DIMM per channel1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz1600 MHz1333 MHz1600 MHz1333 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel1066 MHz1066 MHz1333 MHz1600 MHz1333 MHz1600 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 the memory options available for the x3630 M4 (E5-2400 v2) server.

Table 6. Memory options
Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supportedStandard models where used
UDIMMs
00D5012A3QB4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP UDIMM12 (6 per CPU)-
00D5016A3QC8GB (1x8GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP UDIMM12 (6 per CPU)-
RDIMMs
00D5024A3QE4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM12 (6 per CPU)A3x, A5x, B3x, B5x
00D5036A3QH8GB (1x8GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM12 (6 per CPU)-
00D5044A3QK8GB (1x8GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM12 (6 per CPU)C3x, D3x, F5x, G3x
46W0672A3QM16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM12 (6 per CPU)-
LRDIMMs
46W0761A47K32GB (1x32GB, 4Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP LRDIMM12 (6 per CPU)-

Internal storage

The x3630 M4 server supports the following internal storage configurations:
  • Four 3.5-inch SATA simple-swap drive bays
  • Eight 3.5-inch SATA simple-swap drive bays
  • Eight 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • Twelve 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • Fourteen 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays

In addition, four and eight bay models support the installation of either an internal optical drive or an internal tape drive.

The following figure shows some of these configurations.

Internal drive configurations
Figure 7. Internal drive configurations

Standard models ship with four or eight 3.5-inch SATA simple-swap drive bays or eight 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays. Storage-rich models ship with twelve 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays, and they can also be upgraded to fourteen 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bay models with the optional rear drive cage assembly. The following table shows the internal storage expansion options that are available.

Table 7. Internal storage expansion options
Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supportedStandard models where used
00Y7548A56Tx3630 M4 Rear Cage Assembly, 2 x 3.5" Hot Swap1-
00AL388A4SFx3630 M4 Rear Fan Kit1-
00D9051A1ZLx3630 M4 ODD Cage assembly1A3x, A5x, B3x, C3x, F5x, G3x
90Y6370A1ZMUSB Tape Drive Cage assembling kit1-

Option 00Y7548 is used to upgrade standard (see Table 2) or custom (CTO or special bid) models with twelve 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays to fourteen 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays. This option must be ordered together with the option 00AL388, x3630 M4 Rear Fan Kit.

Option 00Y7548 contains the drive backplane, drive cage, signal and data cables, and two 1U riser cards: PCIe Riser Card for slot 1 (1 x8 FH/HL + 1 x8 LP Slots) v2 and PCIe Riser Card 2 (1 x4 LP for Slotless RAID) v2. These 1U riser cards replace the standard 2U riser cards used in the models with twelve 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays, limiting the maximum number of I/O slots to three (for more information, see the "I/O expansion options" section).

Option 00D9051 upgrades any four or eight bay model with an internal optical drive bay (for DVD-ROM or Multiburner). This option includes one USB cable and one power cable. The optical drive is ordered separately. This option is mutually exclusive with 90Y6370, Tape Drive Cage assembly.

Note: Option 00D9051, x3630 M4 ODD Cage assembly comes standard with every four or eight bay standard model listed in Table 2.

Option 90Y6370 upgrades any four or eight bay model with an internal tape drive bay (for DDS5 or DDS6 tape drives). This option includes one USB cable and one power cable. The tape drive is ordered separately. This option is mutually exclusive with 90Y6370, ODD Cage assembly.

Controllers for internal storage

The following table lists the RAID controllers and HBAs and the additional options used for the internal disk storage of the x3630 M4 server.

Table 8. RAID controllers and HBAs for internal storage

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum
supported
Standard models
where used
None#A2VAServeRAID C105 for IBM System x1A3x, A5x, B3x
90Y4349§A2V78-pack SATA Enabler for IBM System x1A5x, B3x
81Y4492A1XLServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller 1-
81Y4448A1MZServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller1B5x
81Y4542A1X1ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade1-
81Y4481A347ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller1C3x, D3x, F5x, G3x
81Y4544A1X2ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade1-
81Y4484A1J3ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade1-
81Y4487A1J4ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade1D3x, F5x
81Y4559A1WYServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade1G3x
81Y4508A22EServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit 1*-
81Y4546A1X3ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade 1†-
90Y4273A2MCServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Accelerator for IBM System x1†-
90Y4318A2MDServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM System x1†-
46M09123876IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA1-
46C8988A3MWN2115 SAS/SATA HBA 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 only supported with ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade (81Y4484).
† The ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade (81Y4546), Performance Accelerator (90Y4273), and Caching Enabler (90Y4318) require RAID 5 Upgrade with caches (81Y4484, 81Y4487, or 81Y4559).

The internal hardware RAID controller is installed into a dedicated PCIe slot (slot 3 for models with 14 drive bays or slot 5 for models with up to 12 drive bays). See Table 13 and Table 14 (PCI riser card options) for more details.

The following table lists drive types and internal drive bay configurations supported by the RAID controllers and HBAs (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 and HBAs
RAID controllerDrive type8x 3.5-in.
hot-swap
12x 3.5-in.
hot-swap
14x 3.5-in.
hot-swap
4x 3.5-in.
simple-swap
8x 3.5-in.
simple-swap
ServeRAID C105SAS HDDNo supportNo supportNo supportNo supportNo support
SATA HDDYes*No supportNo supportYesYes*
SATA SSDNo supportNo supportNo supportNo supportNo support
ServeRAID H1110SAS HDDNo supportNo supportNo supportYesNo support
SATA HDDNo supportNo supportNo supportYesNo support
SATA SSDNo supportNo supportNo supportNo supportNo support
ServeRAID M1115SAS HDDYesYesYesYesYes
SATA HDDYesYesYesYesYes
SATA SSDYesYesYesYesYes
ServeRAID M5110SAS HDDYesYesYesYesYes
SATA HDDYesYesYesYesYes
SATA SSDYesYesYesYesYes
6Gb Performance Optimized HBA
N2115
SAS HDDYesYesYesYesYes
SATA HDDYesYesYesYesYes
SATA SSDYesYesYesYesYes
* Requires an FoD upgrade for ServeRAID C105 to support eight SATA HDDs (8-pack SATA Enabler, part number 90Y4349).

The ServeRAID C105 onboard controller has the following specifications:
  • Eight internal 3 Gbps SATA ports
  • Up to 3 Gbps throughput per port
  • 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
  • Supports JBOD mode (Linux only) or RAID 0, 1, and 10
  • 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

The ServeRAID H1110 adapter has the following specifications:
  • Four internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • One x4 mini-SAS internal connector (SFF-8087)
  • 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
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 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
  • 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
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 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
  • 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
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • Supports connections to SAS/SATA HDDs and SATA SSDs
  • Optimized for SSD performance
  • No RAID support
  • PCIe 2.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps ROC controller

The IBM N2115 SAS/SATA HBA has the following specifications:
  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • Supports connections to SAS/SATA HDDs and SATA SSDs
  • Optimized for SSD performance
  • No RAID support
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2308 6 Gbps 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 internal disk storage of the x3630 M4 server.

Table 10. Drive options for internal storage

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supported
3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
49Y6092A3DVIBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD14
49Y6097A3DWIBM 450GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD14
49Y6102A3DXIBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD14
3.5" SAS Hot-Swap Self-encypting drives (SEDs)
00W1533A4AHIBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS SED14
00W1543A4AJIBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS SED14
3.5" NL SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
49Y6210A4AFIBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS HDD14
90Y8577A2R2IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD14
90Y8572A2U0IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD14
90Y8567A26MIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD14
3.5" NL SATA Hot-Swap HDDs
49Y6002A3W9IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD14
81Y9798A22SIBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD14
81Y9794A22TIBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD14
81Y9790A22PIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD14
81Y9786A22YIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD14
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
3.5" SAS Hot-Swap SSDs - Enterprise
00W1306A3HTIBM 200GB SAS 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD14
00W1311A4N8IBM 400GB SAS 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD14
00W1316A4N9IBM 800GB SAS 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD14
3.5" SATA Hot-Swap SSDs - Enterprise
00AJ480A56GS3700 200GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x14
00AJ485A56HS3700 400GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x14
00AJ490A56JS3700 800GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x14
3.5" SATA Hot-Swap SSDs - Enterprise Value
00AJ435A57FIBM 120GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD14
00AJ440A57GIBM 240GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD14
00AJ445A57HIBM 480GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD14
00AJ450A57JIBM 800GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD14
00AJ460A56CS3500 120GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD14
00AJ465A56DS3500 240GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSS14
00AJ470A56ES3500 480GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD14
00AJ475A56FS3500 800GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD14
00W1286A3G1IBM 64GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD14
00W1291A3G3IBM 128GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD14
00W1296A3G4IBM 256GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD14
00W1301A3G2IBM 512GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD14

Internal backup units

The server supports the internal backup options listed in the following table. The USB Tape Drive Cage assembling kit, part number 90Y6370, is required to support these tapes internally. The internal tape drive is connected to the dedicated internal USB port on a system board.

Table 11. Internal tape drives

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supported
90Y6370A1ZMUSB Tape Drive Cage assembling kit1
46C53995711IBM DDS Generation 5 USB Tape Drive1
39M5636 5395IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive1

Optical drives

The server supports the optical drive options listed in the following table. The installation of optical drive may require x3630 M4 ODD Cage assembly, part number 00D9051. Standard models of x3630 M4 with four or eight HDDs ship with the ODD Cage assembly installed. Server models with twelve 3.5-inch HDDs do not support an internal optical drive.

Table 12. Optical drives

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supportedStandard 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 five 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). There are two types of riser cards: 2U risers and 1U risers. 2U risers are used in x3630 M4 models that do not have the rear HDD cage assembly (see Figure 4). 1U risers are used in models with the rear HDD cage assembly installed (see Figure 5). See Figure 4 and Figure 5 for slot locations and numbering.

Note: You cannot use 1U risers in models without the rear HDD cage. You cannot use 2U risers in models with the rear HDD cage assembly installed.

The slot form factors with 2U risers (models without the rear HDD cage assembly) are as follows:

  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired), optional PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16-wired); full-height, full-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired); full-height, half-length (not present if optional x16-wired slot 1 riser is used)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired), optional PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16-wired); low-profile, half-length (the second processor is required to use this slot)
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired); low-profile, half-length (not present if optional x16-wired slot 3 riser is used, the second processor is required to use this slot)
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x4-wired); dedicated slot for ServeRAID adapter; standard on hardware RAID models, optional on software RAID models

Note: Standard models with software RAID (ServeRAID C105) ship with one 2U riser supplying slots 1 and 2 (slots 3, 4, and 5 are not present). Standard models with hardware RAID adapters (ServeRAID M1115 or M5110) ship with two 2U risers supplying all five slots. See Table 13 for details.

The slot form factors with 1U risers (models with the rear HDD cage assembly) are as follows:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8-wired), optional PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16-wired); full-height, half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8-wired); low-profile, half-length (not present if an optional x16-wired slot 1 riser is used)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x4-wired), optional PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8-wired); dedicated slot for ServeRAID adapter (x8-wired slot requires the second processor, x4-wired slot does not require the second processor)

Note: The 3.5" Hot Swap Cage Assembly, Rear, 2 x 3.5" option, part number 00Y7548, ships with two 1U risers supplying x8-wired slots 1 and 2 and x4-wired slot 3. See Table 14 for details.

The following two tables lists the I/O riser card options, the 2U riser options and the 1U riser options.

Table 13. 2U I/O riser card options
Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supportedStandard models where used
2U Riser 1 option (supplies slots 1 and 2)
None*A4LYPCIe Riser Card 1 (1 x8 FH/FL + 1 x8 FH/HL Slots) v21A3x, A5x, B3x, B5x, C3x, D3x, F5x, G3x
00Y7550A4TCPCIe Riser Card 1 (1 x16 FH/FL Slot) v21-
2U Riser 2 option (supplies slot 3, 4, and 5)
00AL310A4LZPCIe Riser Card 2 (2 x8 LP Slots + 1 x4 LP for Slotless RAID) v21B5x, C3x, D3x, F5x, G3x
00Y7551A4TDPCIe Riser Card 2 (1 x16 LP Slot + 1 x4 LP for Slotless RAID) v21-
* This riser card is installed in all standard models. It can also be used in CTO or special bid models.

Table 14. 1U I/O riser card options
Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supportedStandard models where used
1U Riser 1 option (supplies slots 1 and 2)
None†A4LUPCIe Riser Card for slot 1 (1 x8 FH/HL + 1 x8 LP Slots) v21-
None*A4LVPCIe Riser Card 1 (1 x16 FH/HL Slot) for Graphic card v21-
1U Riser 2 option (supplies slot 3)
None†A4LWPCIe Riser Card 2 (1 x4 LP for Slotless RAID) v21-
00Y7549A4LXPCIe Riser Card 2 (1 x8 LP for Slotless RAID) v21-
† These riser cards come standard with the 3.5" Hot Swap Cage Assembly, Rear, 2 x 3.5" option (00Y7548).
* This riser card is only available through CTO or special bid models.

Network adapters

The x3630 M4 supports up to four integrated Gigabit Ethernet 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 15. Network adapters
Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supported
40 Gb Ethernet / FDR InfiniBand
00D9550A3PNMellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for IBM System x4
10 Gb Ethernet
94Y5180A4Z6Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter4*
49Y7910A18YBroadcom NetXtreme II Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter4
49Y7960A2ECIntel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x4*
49Y7970A2EDIntel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x4
00D9690A3PMMellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter for IBM System x4*
42C18005751QLogic 10Gb CNA for IBM System x4*
90Y4600A3MRQLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA for IBM System x4*
00Y5624A3MTQLogic 8200 VFA FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x (FoD)4†
47C9952A47HSolarflare SFN5162F 2x10GbE SFP+ Performant Adapter for4*
47C9960A47JSolarflare SFN6122F 2x10GbE SFP+ Onload Adapter4*
Integrated NIC upgrades
90Y9314A2GTIntel I-350 Embedded Dual Port GbE Activation for IBM System x (FoD)1
Gigabit Ethernet
39Y60661485Broadcom NetXtreme 1xGbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x4
44T1370A5GZBroadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x4
42C17802995Broadcom NetXtreme 2xGbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x4
90Y9370A2V4Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x4
90Y9352A2V3Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x4
49Y42305767Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for IBM System x4
49Y42405768Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for IBM System x4
00AG500A56KIntel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter for IBM System x4*
00AG510A56LIntel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x4*
00AG520A56MIntel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x4*
42C17502975PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter4
† One FCoE/iSCSI license per one QLogic 8200 Dual Port VFA.
* 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 x3630 M4 server.

Table 16. Storage adapters

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supported
Fibre Channel - 16 Gb
81Y1675A2XVBrocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
81Y1668A2XUBrocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
81Y1662A2W6Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
81Y1655A2W5Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
00Y3341A3KXQLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
00Y3337A3KWQLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
Fibre Channel - 8 Gb
46M60503591Brocade 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
46M60493589Brocade 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
42D04943581Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
42D04853580Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
42D05103579QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x4
42D05013578QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x4
SAS
46M09075982IBM 6Gb SAS HBA4
46C9010A3MVN2125 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x2
00AE912A5M0N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x2
00AE916A5M1N2226 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x2

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 17. SSD adapters

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supported
00AE861A4WTIBM Flash Adapter F825 Enterprise Value for System x4
00AE864A4WSIBM Flash Adapter F1650 Enterprise Value for System x4
00AE867A4WRIBM Flash Adapter F3200 Enterprise Value for System x4
46C9078A3J3IBM 365GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter3
46C9081A3J4IBM 785GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter3
90Y4377A3DYIBM 1.2TB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter3
90Y4361A3MZIBM 300GB High IOPS MLC Modular Adapter4
90Y4365A3N0IBM 600GB High IOPS MLC Modular Adapter4
90Y4369A3N1IBM 800GB High IOPS MLC Modular Adapter4
90Y4373A3N2IBM 300GB High IOPS SLC Modular Adapter4

GPU adapters

The server supports graphics processing units (GPUs) provided riser card 00Y7550 or FC A4LV is installed. The following table lists the supported GPUs.

Table 18. GPU adapters

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supported
None*A3WHNVIDIA Quadro K6001
None*A3WJNVIDIA Quadro K20001
* This adapter can only be ordered through CTO or special bid.

The use of GPU adapters with 4x 3.5-inch or 8x 3.5-inch drive bay models requires installation of one or two 750 W power supplies. The use of GPU adapters with 12x 3.5-inch or 14x 3.5-inch drive bay models requires installation of one or two 900 W power supplies. 550 W power supplies are not supported with GPU adapters.

Power supplies

The server supports up to two redundant hot-swap 550 W AC, 750 W AC, 900 W AC, or 750 W DC high efficient power supplies. AC power supplies are 80 PLUS Platinum certified. Standard models come with one 550 W AC (models with up to eight drive bays) or 750 W AC (storage-rich models with up to 14 drive bays) hot-swap power supply.

The following table lists the power supply options. 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 19. Power supplies

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supportedStandard models where used
94Y6668A1H6IBM System x 550W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply2A3x, A5x, B3x, C3x, F5x
94Y6669A1H5IBM System x 750W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply2B5x, D3x, G3x
94Y6667A2EBIBM System x 900W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply2-
94Y7631A39NIBM System x 750W High Efficiency -48 V DC Power Supply2-

Note: If you plan to use GPU adapters, refer to the "GPU adapters" section for the additional power supply selection guidelines.

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 20. 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 21. Remote management option
Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum 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

Light path diagnostics panel

The light path diagnostics panel allows system engineers and administrators to easily and quickly diagnose hardware problems on the 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 pop-out light path diagnostics panel (light path level 2) has a light against the failed subsystem. This light directs the engineer or administrator directly to the failed component, which also has an illuminated LED near it (light path level 3), for example, the DIMM error LED on the system board.

x3630 M4 offers two variants of light path diagnostics: basic and advanced. All standard x3630 M4 models include basic functionality that provides light path levels 1 and 3. Advanced functionality is optional, and contains a pop-out panel that adds light path level 2. Storage-rich x3630 M4 servers (servers with 12 or 14 drive bays) only support basic light path.

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

Basic (level 1) light path for models with eight drive bays
Figure 8. Basic (level 1) light path for models with eight drive bays

Basic (level 1) light path for storage-rich models
Figure 9. Basic (level 1) light path for storage-rich models

Advanced (level 2) light path for models with eight drive bays
Figure 10. Advanced (level 2) light path for models with eight drive bays

The following table lists the advanced light path kit.

Table 23. 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, 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
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition (Update 5)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition (Update 5)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition (Update 10)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition (Update 10)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition (Update 10)
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T (Update 3)
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86 (Update 3)
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T (Update 3)
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) (Update 1)
  • VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi) (Update 3)

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: 86 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width: 447 mm (17.6 in.)
  • Depth: 749 mm (29.5 in.)
  • Weight:
    • Minimum configuration: 16.4 kg (36.2 lb).
    • Maximum configuration: 28.2 kg (62.2 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:
    • Support cloud like workload with no performance degradation acceptable (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 900 W AC hot-swap power supplies:
      • 100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 10 A
      • 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 5 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 0.99 kVA
    • Models with 750 W AC hot-swap power supplies:
      • 100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 8.9 A
      • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 4.5 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 0.85 kVA
    • Models with 550 W AC hot-swap power supplies:
      • 100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 6.5 A
      • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 3.3 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.12 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 0.66 kVA
    • Models with 750 W DC hot-swap power supplies:
      • -40 to -75 (nominal) V DC; 20.4 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 0.77 kVA
  • BTU output
    • Minimum configuration: 406 Btu/hr (119 watts)
    • Maximum configuration: 3381 Btu/hr (990 watts)
  • Noise level
    • 6.6 bels (operating).
    • 6.6 bels (idle).

Warranty options

The x3630 M4 has a three-year on-site warranty with 9x5/next business day terms. IBM offers the warranty service upgrades through IBM ServicePac offerings, which are described in this section. An IBM ServicePac® offering 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 24. 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 onsite 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 following types of IBM ServicePac offerings are available:
  • Warranty and maintenance service upgrades:
    • One, two, three, four, or five years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage
    • Onsite 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 regulations:

  • 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, Belorussia and Kazakhstan, TR CU 020/2011 (for EMC) and TR CU 004/2011 (for safety)
  • 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)

External disk storage expansion

The x3630 M4 supports attachments to the external storage expansion enclosures, such as the EXP2500 series, using the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller. The x3630 M4 server can also be attached to supported external storage systems, such as the IBM System Storage® DS3500 series, using the supported HBAs listed in Table 16.

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

Table 25. Ordering part numbers and feature codes

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum supported
81Y4478A1WXServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x4
81Y4484A1J3ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x4
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**
* Total number of all Flash Upgrades and Battery Kits installed in a single server must not exceed two.
** 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
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 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 (cache)
  • 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 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 26. 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 that are listed in the following table support connectivity between external expansion enclosures and the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller.

Table 27. 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 EXP2512 external expansion enclosures.

Table 28. 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 that are supported by EXP2524 external expansion enclosures.

Table 29. 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 the x3630 M4 server and can be ordered through the System x sales channel. The server may support other IBM disk systems that are not listed in this table. For further information, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center at:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic

Table 30. 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 31. 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)
40K2599SAS Enclosure Adapter Kit
Internal backup drives supported by external tape enclosures
49Y9898IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 Internal SAS Tape Drive
00D8924IBM Half High LTO Ultrium Gen 6 Internal SAS Tape Drive
External backup units*
362532YIBM RDX USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge
362550YIBM RDX USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge
36251TYIBM RDX USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge
3628L5X IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (with US line cord)
3628N5XIBM Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (without line cord)
3580S3VSystem Storage TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model H3V
3580S4VSystem Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model H4V
3580S5ESystem Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express Model H5S
3580S5XSystem Storage TS2350 Tape Drive Express Model S53
3572S4RTS2900 Tape Library with LTO4 HH SAS drive & rack mount kit
3572S5RTS2900 Tape Library with LTO5 HH SAS drive & rack mount kit
35732ULTS3100 Tape Library Model L2U Driveless
35734ULTS3200 Tape Library Model L4U Driveless
46X2682†LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive
46X2683†LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled
46X2684†LTO Ultrium 5 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
46X2685†LTO Ultrium 5 Half High SAS Drive Sled
46X6912†LTO Ultrium 4 Half High Fibre Channel Drive Sled
46X7117†LTO Ultrium 4 Half High SAS DriveV2 Sled
46X7122†LTO Ultrium 3 Half High SAS DriveV2 Sled
* Note: The external tape drives listed can be ordered through the IBM System x sales channel. The server may support other IBM tape drives that are not listed in this table. For further information, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center.
† Note: These part numbers are the tape drives options for 35732UL and 35734UL.

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

Top-of-rack Ethernet switches

The server supports the top-of-rack Ethernet switches from IBM System Networking listed in the following table.

Table 32. IBM System Networking - Top-of-rack switches

Part numberDescription
IBM System Networking - 1 Gb top-of-rack switches
7309BAXIBM System Networking RackSwitch G7028
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 attachment to the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units listed in the following table.

Table 33. 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 attachments to the power distribution units (PDUs) listed in the following table.

Table 34. 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 35. 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 36. 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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