IBM System x3750 M4 (E5-4600 v2)

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Abstract

The IBM® System x3750 M4 is a 4-socket server featuring a streamlined design, optimized for price and performance, with best-in-class flexibility and expandability. Models of the x3750 M4, machine type 8752, are powered with Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 processors, up to 12 cores each, for an entry-level 4-socket solution. The x3750 M4 provides maximum storage density, with flexible PCI and 10 Gb Ethernet networking options in a 2U form factor.

Note: This Product Guide describes the models of the x3750 M4 with Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 processors. For models with the Intel Xeon E5-4600 processors, see the IBM Redbooks Product Guide IBM System x3750 M4 (E5-4600)

Changes in the July 22 update:
* Corrected part numbers in the SAS backplane table
* Updated the Ethernet top-of-rack switch table
* Emulex 8 Gb and 16 Gb FC adapters supported with latest firmware


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Table of contents


Introduction

The IBM® System x3750 M4 is a 4-socket server featuring a streamlined design, optimized for price and performance, with best-in-class flexibility and expandability. Models of the x3750 M4, machine type 8752, are powered with Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 processors, up to 12 cores each, for an entry-level 4-socket solution. The x3750 M4 provides maximum storage density, with flexible PCI and 10 Gb Ethernet networking options in a 2U form factor.

Suggested uses: High performance computing (HPC), workloads with floating-point computations, and small to medium databases requiring fast I/O; applications that require 4-socket performance without needing the scalability that the IBM X6 systems provide.

The IBM System x3750 M4
Figure 1. The IBM System x3750 M4

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With a dense 2U design, the IBM System x3750 M4 provides advanced features and capabilities. These include support for up to four sockets and 48 DIMMs, mix and match internal storage, up to 16 HDDs or 32 eXFlash solid-state drives (SSDs), six hot-swap, dual-rotor fans and two power supplies.

A Mezzanine LOM socket provides a choice of 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or 10 GbE networking options. Predictive Failure Analysis and light path diagnostics proactively monitor the system’s sub-components and provide advanced warning on power supplies, fans, drives, processors and memory.

Key features

The IBM System x3750 M4 blends outstanding flexibility and expandability. The x3750 M4 2+2 socket design enables pay-as-you-grow processing with the new Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 series processors and memory scalability to help lower cost and manage growth. The 5+3 PCIe socket design allows you to pay for PCIe capabilities as needed.

With the capability to support up to 48 DIMMs, four sockets, mix and match internal storage with up to 16 HDDs or 32 eXFlash SSD drives, 6 hot-swap dual rotor fans, two power supplies, and a dedicated slot for Gigabit or 10 GbE networking with options, the x3750 M4 provides unmatched features and capabilities in a dense 2U design.

Scalability and performance

The x3750 M4 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 v2 family improves productivity by offering superior system performance. It provides increased productivity by offering processors up to 12 cores each and processors with core speeds up to 3.3 GHz, L3 cache up to 30 MB, and two QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) interconnect links operating at up to 8 GTps.
  • The x3750 M4 2+2 processor socket design enables pay-as-you-grow processing with the Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 series processors and memory scalability to help lower cost and manage growth.
  • Up to four processors, 48 cores, and 96 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 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.
  • 48 Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs) of 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC memory provide speed, high availability, and a memory capacity of up to 1.5 TB.
  • The use of IBM eXFlash solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of, or along with, traditional spinning drives (HDDs), can improve I/O performance. An SSD can support up to 100 times more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
  • Up to 16 HDDs or 32 eXFlash SSDs, together with an optical drive at the same time, provide a flexible and scalable all-in-one platform to meet your increasing demands.
  • The server offers a SAS switch backplane option to allow up to 16x 2.5-inch drives to attach to a single controller.
  • The 5+3 PCI Express socket design of the server allows you to pay for PCIe capabilities as needed.
  • The server has a dedicated flexible mezzanine LOM slot offering a variety of 10 GbE or Gigabit Ethernet adapters that do not occupy one of the 8 standard PCIe slots .
  • The server offers PCI Express 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities that improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by almost 100% (8 GTps per link using 128b/130b encoding) compared to the previous generation of PCI Express 2.0 (5 GTps per link using 8b/10b encoding).
  • With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. This integration reduces I/O latency and increases overall system performance.

Availability and serviceability

The x3750 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 memory failure.
  • The server provides restart recovery for any failed processor. If a failure of processor 1 occurs, the server connects the Southbridge to processor 2 for reboot.
  • Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as the processor, memory, and adapter cards.
  • The server offers hot-swap drives, supporting RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • The server has up to two redundant hot-swap power supplies and six hot-swap dual-rotor N+N redundant fans to provide availability for business-critical applications.
  • The power source independent light path diagnostics panel and individual light path LEDs lead the technician to failed (or failing) components, which simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability.
  • The x3750 M4 provides error checking, Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA), or both on the following components. Alerts are generated in advance of a possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
    • Memory ECC correction (Chipkill technology)
    • Microprocessor built-in self test (BIST) and internal error checking
    • PCIe Bus parity checking
    • SAS Bus Parity
    • HDD and SSD drive CRC checking
    • Diskette CRC checking
    • USB CRC checking
    • Over temperature detection
    • Over/under voltage detection
    • Power supply error checking
    • Fan failure detection
    • Serial interface parity, overrun, and frame checking
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer more reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • The built-in Integrated Management Module Version II (IMM2) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.
  • Built-in diagnostics, using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot, speed up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, 9 x 5 next business day. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3750 M4:
  • The server includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) to monitor server availability and perform remote management. Remote presence support is standard.
  • The integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Industry-standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
  • IBM Systems Director is included for proactive systems management. It offers comprehensive systems management tools that increases uptime, reduces costs, and improves productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supported 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 x3750 M4 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, and increase energy availability:
  • Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
  • Highly efficient 750 W DC, 900 W AC, and 1400 W AC power supplies. 80 PLUS Platinum certification at high-voltage AC.
  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 v2 product family offers better performance over the previous generation E5-4600, although it fits 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 2.5-inch HDDs.
  • The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, which are a part of IBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ technology. Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system.
  • IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ provides advanced data center power notification and management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

Locations of key components and connectors

Figure 2 shows the front of the server.

Front view of the IBM System x3750 M4
Figure 2. Front view of the IBM System x3750 M4

Figure 3 shows the rear of the server.

Rear view of the IBM System x3750 M4 (machine type 8752)
Figure 3. Rear view of the IBM System x3750 M4 (machine type 8752)

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

Inside view of the IBM System x3750 M4 (machine type 8752)
Figure 4. Inside view of the IBM System x3750 M4 (machine type 8752)

Standard specifications

Table 1 lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications

ComponentsSpecification
Machine type8752
Form factor2U rack.
ProcessorUp to four Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 processors, each with 12 cores (2.4 GHz), ten cores (up to 2.4 GHz), eight cores (up to 3.3 GHz), six cores (2.6 GHz), or four cores (2.2 GHz). Up to 1866 MHz memory speed. Up to 30 MB L3 cache per processor. Two processor sockets on the system board and two processors on the processor and memory expansion tray (standard on most models). Two QPI links up to 8.0 GTps each.
ChipsetIntel C600 series.
MemoryUp to 48 DIMM sockets (12 DIMMs per processor). RDIMMs and LRDIMMs (Load Reduced DIMMs) are supported, but memory types cannot be intermixed. The memory speed is up to 1866 MHz. There are 24 DIMM sockets on the system board. There are an additional 24 DIMM sockets on the processor and memory expansion tray (standard on most models).
Memory maximumsWith RDIMMs: Up to 768 GB with 48x 16 GB RDIMMs and four processors.
With LRDIMMs: Up to 1.5 TB with 48x 32 GB LRDIMMs and four processors.
Memory protectionECC, Chipkill (for x4-based memory DIMMs), memory mirroring, and memory sparing.
Disk drive baysUp to 16 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA bays or up to 32 1.8-inch hot-swap solid-state drive (SSD) eXFlash bays. Drive bays can be in any combination of four 2.5-inch drives or eight 1.8-inch eXFlash SSD drives.
Maximum internal storage Up to 25.6 TB with 1.6 TB 2.5” SSDs, up to 19.2 TB with 1.2 TB 2.5" SAS HDDs, up to 16 TB with 1 TB 2.5" NL SAS/SATA HDDs. Intermix of SAS/SATA supported.
RAID supportRAID 0, 1, 10 with integrated ServeRAID M5210e with LSI SAS3108 RAID on Chip (ROC) controller. Optional upgrades to RAID 5 and 50 are available (1GB cache no battery, or 1 or 2 GB flash-backed cache). Optional upgrades to RAID 6 and 60 when cache is also installed.
Optical drive baysThere is one bay for an optional Multiburner drive.
Tape drive baysNone internal. Use a supported external tape drive.
Network interfacesDedicated mezzanine LOM adapter slot for a choice of 2-port 10 GbE (RJ45 or SFP+) or 4-port 1 GbE controller. One port can optionally be shared with the IMM2 management processor. Standard models include Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter (I350 based) except model C2x which includes Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT (BCM57712 based)
PCI Expansion slots Up to eight slots, five on the system board, up to three on an optional riser card. Slots 1, 2, and 3 are physically x16 slots. Alternative 2-slot riser with one x16 and one x8 slot also available. The slots are as follows:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (optional with riser card, requires processor 2)
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (optional with riser card, requires processor 2)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (optional with riser card, requires processor 2)
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (requires processor 2)
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (requires processor 2)
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile
  • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile
  • Slot 8: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile
PortsFront: Two USB 2.0 and one DB-15 video on front. Rear: Two USB 2.0, one DB-15 video, one DB-9 serial, one RJ-45 systems management ports, mezzanine LOM adapter with either four 1 GbE network ports or two 10 GbE (RJ-45 or SFP+) network ports in dedicated slot. Internal: Two internal USB ports (for the embedded hypervisor).
CoolingIBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling with up to six N+N redundant hot swap fans (all six standard); each fan has two rotors.
Power supplyUp to two hot-swap redundant AC power supplies (80 PLUS Platinum certification). Standard models use 900W supplies; available 1400W AC and 750W DC options. Second power supply requires processor expansion tray (88Y7365) or the power interposer card (88Y7367) installed.
VideoMatrox G200eR2 with 16 MB memory integrated into the IMM2. Maximum resolution is 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors.
Hot-swap partsDrives, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management UEFI, IBM Integrated Management Module II (IMM2), Predictive Failure Analysis, Light Path Diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director and Active Energy Manager, and the IBM ServerGuide. IMM Advanced Upgrade software feature for remote presence are standard with the x3750 M4.
Security featuresPower-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2; RHEL 6 x64; SLES 11 x64; VMware vSphere 5.1, 5.5
Limited warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5 next business day (NBD).
Service and supportOptional service upgrades are available through IBM ServicePac® offerings: Four-hour or two-hour response time, eight-hour fix time, one-year or two-year warranty extension, remote technical support for IBM hardware and some IBM and third-party applications.
DimensionsHeight: 86 mm (3.4 in.), width: 445 mm (17.5 in.), depth: 746 mm (29.4 in.)
WeightMinimum configuration: 25 kg (55 lb.), maximum: 30 kg (65 lb.)

The x3750 M4 servers are shipped with the following items:
  • Statement of Limited Warranty
  • Important Notices
  • Rack Installation Instructions
  • Documentation CD that contains the Installation and User's Guide
  • IBM System x® Gen-III Slides Kit
  • IBM System x Gen-III Cable Management Arm (CMA)
  • 2.8 m (9.2 ft.) C13-C14 power cord (one for models with one power supply, and two for models with two power supplies)

Standard models

Table 2 lists the standard models.

Table 2. Standard models

Model Intel Xeon processor*
(four maximum)**
Memory**
(RDIMMs)
RAID
controller
Hot-swap
disk bays
DisksPCIeGbE‡Power
supply
Models announced March 2014
8752-A1x2x E5-4627 v2 8C 3.3GHz
16MB 1866MHz 130W
2x 8 GB
1866 MHz
M5210e4x 2.5"
16 max
Open5 / 84x 1GbE1x 900W
8752-A2x1x E5-4603 v2 4C 2.2GHz
10MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8 GB**
(1333 MHz)§
M5210eOpenOpen5 / 84x 1GbE1x 900W
8752-A3x2x E5-4607 v2 6C 2.6GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
2x 8 GB
(1333 MHz)§
M5210e4x 2.5"
16 max
Open5 / 84x 1GbE1x 900W
8752-B1x2x E5-4610 v2 8C 2.3GHz
16MB 1600MHz 95W
2x 8 GB
1600 MHz
M5210e4x 2.5"
16 max
Open5 / 84x 1GbE1x 900W
8752-B2x2x E5-4620 v2 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1600MHz 95W
2x 8 GB
1600 MHz
M5210e8x 1.8"
32 max
Open8 / 84x 1GbE1x 900W
8752-C1x2x E5-4640 v2 10C 2.2GHz
20MB 1866MHz 95W
2x 8 GB
1600 MHz
M5210e
(1GB,F,R5)†
4x 2.5"
16 max
Open8 / 84x 1GbE1x 900W
8752-C2x2x E5-4650 v2 10C 2.4GHz
25MB 1866MHz 95W
2x 8 GB
1600 MHz
M5210e
(1GB,F,R5)†
4x 2.5"
16 max
Open5 / 82x 10GbE‡1x 900W
* Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, and power consumption.
** All models except for 8752-A2x include the processor and memory expansion tray containing sockets for processors 3 and 4 and 24 DIMMs. For model A2x, order part number 88Y7365.
‡ Model 8752-C2x includes the Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT adapter, 00D2026. All other models include the Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter, 00D1998
§ For these models, the standard DIMM is rated at 1600 MHz, but operates at up to 1333 MHz to match the processor memory speed
† Models C1x and C2x include the ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade (part number 47C8660) which is a 1 GB flash-backed cache with support for RAID 5.

See the Standards specifications section for information about the standard features of the server.

Processor options

The x3750 M4 supports the processor options listed in Table 3. The server supports up to four processors. Two processors are installed in sockets on the system board. Processors 3 and 4 are installed on the processor and memory expansion tray. Most models (with the exception of A2x, as listed in Table 2) have the expansion tray installed as standard. For model A2x, order part number 88Y7365 for the processor and memory expansion tray.

The following processor quantities are supported:

  • One processor, installed in socket 1
  • Two processors, installed in sockets 1 and 2
  • Four processors, installed in all four sockets

Table 3 also shows which server models have each processor standard. If there is no corresponding where-used model for a particular processor, this processor is only available through CTO.

Table 3. Processor options
Part numberFeature code*DescriptionModels
where used
88Y7365 A29ZIBM System x3750 M4 processor and memory expansion trayAll except A2x
00D1948A43K / A43UIntel Xeon E5-4603 v2 4C 2.2GHz 10MB 1333MHz 95W8752-A2x
00D1953A43L / A43VIntel Xeon E5-4607 v2 6C 2.6GHz 15MB 1333MHz 95W8752-A3x
00D1958A43M / A43WIntel Xeon E5-4610 v2 8C 2.3GHz 16MB 1600MHz 95W8752-B1x
00D1963A43N / A43XIntel Xeon E5-4620 v2 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W8752-B2x
00D1978A43R / A440Intel Xeon E5-4627 v2 8C 3.3GHz 16MB 1866MHz 130W8752-A1x
00D0574A452 / A453Intel Xeon E5-4624L v2 10C 1.9GHz 25MB 1866MHz 70W-
00D1968A43P / A43YIntel Xeon E5-4640 v2 10C 2.2GHz 20MB 1866MHz 95W8752-C1x
00D1973A43Q / A43ZIntel Xeon E5-4650 v2 10C 2.4GHz 25MB 1866MHz 95W8752-C2x
00D1988A43T / A442Intel Xeon E5-4657L v2 12C 2.4GHz 30MB 1866MHz 115W-
* The first feature code corresponds to the first processor installed; the second feature is for all additional processors.

Memory options

IBM DDR3 memory is compatibility-tested and tuned for optimal System x performance and throughput. IBM memory specifications are integrated into the light path diagnostics for immediate system performance feedback and optimum system uptime. From a service and support standpoint, IBM memory automatically assumes the IBM system warranty, and IBM provides service and support worldwide.

The IBM System x3750 M4 supports DDR3 memory. The server supports up to 48 DIMMs when four processors are installed, with 12 DIMMs for each processor. There are 24 DIMM sockets (for processors 1 and 2) on the system board. The remaining DIMM sockets (for processors 3 and 4) are on the processor and memory expansion tray. Each processor has four memory channels, and there are three DIMMs per channel.

The x3750 M4 memory system has been carefully tuned so that the server supports higher memory frequencies than the Intel processor specification. You can, for example, use low-voltage DIMMs but still operate them at the rated speed.

Table 4 lists the memory options that are available for the x3750 M4 server.

Table 4. Memory options

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum
supported
Models
where used
RDIMMs - 1866 MHz
00D5048A3QL16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM48 (12 per processor)-
00D5032A3QG8GB (1x8GB, 1Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM48 (12 per processor)8752-A1x
00D5020A3QD4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM48 (12 per processor)-
RDIMMs - 1600 MHz
46W0672A3QM16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM48 (12 per processor)-
00D5036A3QH8GB (1x8GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM48 (12 per processor)All other
8752 models
00D5024A3QE4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM48 (12 per processor)-
LRDIMMs
46W0761A47K32GB (1x32GB, 4Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP LRDIMM48 (12 per processor)-

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:
  • The server supports RDIMMs and LRDIMMs. UDIMMs are not supported.
  • Mixing different types of memory (RDIMMs and LRDIMMs) is not supported.
  • Mixing 1.5 V and 1.35 V DIMMs in the same server is supported; in such a case, all DIMMs operate at 1.5 V.
  • The maximum number of ranks 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 the server depends on the number of processors installed. The table shows the maximum when all four processors are installed. When two processors are installed, the maximum quantity supported is a half of the quantity that is shown.
  • All DIMMs in the server operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of:
    • Memory speed that is supported by the specific processor.
    • Lowest of maximum operating speeds for selected memory configuration that depends on rated speed, operating voltage, and quantity of DIMMs per channel, as shown under "Max. operating speed" section in the next table.

Table highlighting
  • The entries highlighted in red text in Table 5 indicate that the IBM System x3750 M4 supports higher memory frequencies than the Intel processor specification. In some instances, this configuration also results larger memory capacity that the specification recommends.
  • Tables cells highlighted with a gray background indicate when the specific combination of DIMM voltage and number of DIMMs per channel still allows the DIMMs to operate at rated speed

Table 5. Maximum memory speeds
DIMM specification
RDIMM
LRDIMM
Ranks
Single-rank DIMMs
Dual-rank DIMMs
Quad-rank LRDIMMs
Part numbers
00D5024 (4 GB)
00D5036 (8 GB)
00D5020 (4 GB)
00D5032 (8 GB)
46W0672(16 GB)
00D5048
(16 GB)
46W0761
(32 GB)
Rated speed
1600 MHz
1866 MHz
1600 MHz
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
Rated voltage
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.5 V
Operating voltage
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.5 V
1.5 V
Max. qty supported*
48
48
48
48
48
48
48
Max. DIMM capacity
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
16 GB
16 GB
16 GB
32 GB
Max. mem. capacity
384 GB
384 GB
384 GB
768 GB
768 GB
768 GB
1.5 TB
Max memory at
maximum speed
256 GB
256 GB
256 GB
512 GB
768 GB
512 GB
1.0 TB
Max operating speed (MHz)
1 DIMM per channel
1333 MHz
1600 MHz
1866 MHz
1333 MHz
1600 MHz
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel
1600 MHz
1600 MHz
1866 MHz
1600 MHz
1600 MHz
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
3 DIMMs per channel
1066 MHz
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
1066 MHz
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
* Maximum quantity supported is shown for four processors installed. When two processors are installed, the maximum quantity supported is a half of the quantity that is shown. When one processor is installed, the quantity is one quarter of that shown.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:
  • ECC
  • Chipkill (for x4-based memory DIMMs, look for "x4" in the DIMM description)
  • Memory mirroring
  • Memory rank sparing

If memory mirroring is used, then DIMMs must be installed in pairs (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, then 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 being 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.

Internal storage

The server can support up to 16x 2.5-inch drives, up to 32x 1.8-inch drives, or a combination of both 2.5-inch and 1.8-inch hot-swap drives, using the supported SAS/SATA backplane configurations. The server supports 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS or hot-swap SATA hard disk drives, 2.5-inch hot-swap SATA solid-state drives, or 1.8-inch hot-swap SATA solid-state drives. You can mix drives in the same server if you do not mix drives on the same array.

Backplanes

IBM System x3750 M4 server supports various internal storage configurations based on four different backplanes:

  • 4-drive backplane for 2.5-inch drives: Up to four backplanes can be installed, each requiring one SAS connection to a supported controller. One RAID controller can connect to two of these backplanes.
  • 8-drive backplane for 2.5-inch drives: Up to two backplanes can be installed, each requiring two SAS connections. One RAID controller per backplane.
  • 8-drive backplane with a SAS expander for 2.5-inch drives: Use with the other 2.5-inch drive backplanes (8-drive or one 4-drive or two 4-drive backplanes) which will result in being able to connect up to 16 2.5-inch drive bays to the one RAID controller.
  • 8-drive backplane for 1.8-inch solid-state drives (eXFlash Pack): Up to four backplanes can be installed, each requiring two SAS connections. One RAID controller per backplane. Cannot be connected to the 8-drive backplane with a SAS expander.

When building drive backplane configurations, all 1.8-inch SSD drive backplanes must be installed to the right of all 2.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch SSD drive backplanes (when looking at the front of the server). Every four drives uses a SAS signal cable except when the 8-drive backplane with SAS expander is used. When the 8-drive backplane with SAS expander is used, the other backplanes connect to the SAS expander backplane with the supplied cables and then the SAS expander backplane is connected to the single RAID controller with two cables. All backplane options include the necessary cables.

See the IBM System x3750 M4 Installation and Service Guide for a description of all supported backplane combinations.

Standard models (all models except A2x) ship with at least one backplane; see Table 2 for details. Table 6 shows the backplane options that are available for a x3750 M4 server.

Table 6. Internal storage expansion options
Part numberFeature
code
NameMaximum
supported
00D2020A4XAIBM 4x 2.5" HS SAS/SATA/SSD HDD Backplane4*
00D2022A4XCIBM 8x 2.5" HS SAS/SATA/SSD HDD Backplane2
00D2011A4XDIBM 8x 2.5" HS SAS/SATA/SSD HDD Backplane
with controller expansion (SAS expander)
1**
00D2024A4XBIBM eXFlash 8x 1.8" HS SAS SSD Backplane4
* When a server is ordered via CTO, only one 4-drive backplane can be selected. If the order has more than 4 drive bays, 8-drive backplanes will be selected instead.
** Only one backplane with SAS expander (00D2011) can be installed in a server and can be used connected to a single 8-drive backplane (00D2022), a single 4-drive backplane (00D2020), or two 4-drive backplanes (00D2020). The SAS expander backplane cannot be used with the eXFlash backplane.

Controllers for internal storage

Table 7 lists the RAID controllers and SAS HBAs used for the internal disk storage of the x3750 M4 server.

Table 7. RAID controllers for internal storage

Part numberFeature codeDescriptionMaximum
supported
Models
where used
NoneA3QASeveRAID M5210e SAS/SATA Controller1 (integrated)All
46C9110A3YZServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller3-
46C9114A45WServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller3-
47C8675A3YYN2215 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x3-

The integrated ServeRAID M5210e SAS/SATA controller in a chip on the system board for machine type 8752. It has the following specifications:
  • LSI SAS3108 RAID on Chip (ROC) controller.
  • Eight internal SAS/SATA ports.
  • Two internal x4 HD Mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8643).
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface.
  • Support for RAID 0, 1, and 10 standard
  • Support for RAID 5, 50, 6, and 60 with optional upgrades.
  • Optional onboard data cache: 1 GB (no battery backup), or 1 or 2 GB with flash backup
  • Optional support for self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with MegaRAID SafeStore.

Note: The drives and backplanes currently supported in the x3750 M4 operate at 6 Gbps speeds, so the M5210e will also operate at 6 Gbps.

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

Note: The supported adapters for internal storage need to be installed in slots 1, 2 and 3 because of cable routing requirements. One of the supported riser cards must be installed. These slots also require that Processor 2 be installed.

Table 8 lists the optional upgrades supported with the ServeRAID controllers.

Table 8. RAID controller upgrades
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionUpgrade
type
Maximum
supported
47C8656A3Z0ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Cache/RAID 5 UpgradeHardware4
47C8660A3Z1ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 UpgradeHardware4
47C8664A3Z2ServeRAID M5200 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 UpgradeHardware4
47C8668A3Z3ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 UpgradeHardware4
47C8706A3Z5ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade-FoDFoD1*
47C8708A3Z6ServeRAID M5200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5-FoDFoD1
47C8710A3Z7ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator-FoDFoD1*
47C8712A3Z8ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler-FoDFoD1*
00AE930A5H5ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM Systems FODFoD1
* These M5200 upgrades require one of the cache upgrades (47C8656, 47C8660 or 47C8664)

Internal drive options

Table 9 lists the hard disk drive options for the internal disk storage of the x3750 M4 server.

Table 9. Disk drive options for internal disk storage

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
2.5-inch 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-inch 15K SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
81Y9670A283IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS HDD16
90Y8926A2XBIBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD16
90Y8944A2ZKIBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED16
2.5-inch NL SATA Hot-Swap HDDs
81Y9730A1AVIBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
81Y9722A1NXIBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
81Y9726A1NZIBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD16
2.5-inch 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-inch SAS Hot-Swap SEDs
00AD085A48TIBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS SED16
81Y9662A3EGIBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED16
90Y8908A3EFIBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED16
90Y8913A2XFIBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED16
SAS-SSD hybrid drives
00AD102A4G7IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS Hybrid16
2.5-inch SSDs - Enterprise
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
41Y8331A4FLS3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
41Y8336A4FNS3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
41Y8341A4FQS3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD16
2.5-inch SSDs - Enterprise Value
00AJ000A4KMS3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ005A4KNS3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ010A4KPS3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
00AJ015A4KQS3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD16
1.8-inch SSDs - Enterprise
41Y8366A4FSS3700 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD32
41Y8371A4FTS3700 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD32
1.8-inch SSDs - Enterprise Value
00AJ040A4KVS3500 80GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD32
00AJ045A4KWS3500 240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD32
00AJ050A4KXS3500 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD32
00AJ455A58US3500 800GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD 32

Internal backup units

The server does not supports any internal backup units, such as tape drives or RDX drives.

Optical drives

The server supports the optical drive options listed in Table 10.

Table 10. Optical drives

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Models
where used
46M09024163UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner1-

The IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner (46M0902) supports the following media and speeds for reading:
  • CD-ROM 24X
  • CD-DA (DAE) 20X
  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 24X
  • DVD-ROM (single layer) 8X
  • DVD-ROM (dual layer) 8X
  • DVD-R (4.7 GB) 6X
  • DVD-R DL 4X
  • DVD+R 6X
  • DVD+R DL 4X
  • DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 4X
  • DVD+RW 4X
  • DVD-RAM (4.7/9.4 GB) 4X

The drive also supports the following media and speeds for writing:
  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 4X
  • High Speed CD-RW 10X
  • Ultra Speed CD-RW 16X
  • Ultra Speed Plus CD-RW 16X
  • DVD-R 8X
  • DVD-R DL 6X
  • DVD+R 8X
  • DVD+R DL 6X
  • DVD-RW 6X
  • DVD+RW 8X
  • DVD-RAM 5X

I/O expansion options

The server supports up to eight PCIe slots, not including the mezzanine LOM slot. Five slots are on the system board and three are through a riser card. A riser card is standard on some models as shown in the table below. It is optional on all other models. The use of slots 1 - 5 require processor 2 to be installed. Table 11 lists the ordering information for the riser cards.

Table 11. PCI riser card options

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionStandard models
where used
Maximum
supported
88Y7371A2A1IBM x3750 M4 PCIe 3 x8 riserB2x, C1x1
00D2009A419IBM x3750 M4 PCIe 1x16 and 1x8 riser-1

The three slots on the PCIe 3 x8 riser are as follows:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 mechanical): Full-height, half-length (requires processor 2)
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 mechanical): Full-height, half-length (requires processor 2)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 mechanical): Full-height, half-length (requires processor 2)

The two slots on the PCIe 1x16 and 1x8 riser are as follows:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16: Full-height, half-length (requires processor 2)
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 mechanical): Full-height, half-length (requires processor 2)
  • Slot 3: Not present

The five standard slots on the system board are as follows:
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8: Low profile, half-length (requires processor 2)
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x8: Low profile, half-length (requires processor 2)
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x8: Low profile, half-length
  • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8: Low profile, half-length
  • Slot 8: PCIe 3.0 x8: Low profile, half-length

Network adapters

The x3750 M4, machine type 8752 (using Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 processors) offers a dedicated Mezzanine LOM slot for integrated networking. In addition to the usual networking functions for the installed operating system, this adapter also supports shared access to the IMM2 service processor if so enabled in UEFI. Table 12 lists the supported ML2 adapters that are installed in this slot. Only one adapter is supported.

Table 12. Mezzanine LOM network adapters

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
10 Gb Ethernet
00D2026A40SBroadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT for IBM System x1*
00D2028A40TBroadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ for IBM System x1*
00D1996A40QEmulex VFA5 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x1*
00D8544A4NZEmulex VFA5 ML2 FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x (FoD)
(FCoE/iSCSI upgrade for 00D1996)
1
00D1994A40PIntel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT Adapter for IBM System x1*
1 Gb Ethernet
00D1998A40RIntel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x1*
* These ML2 adapters occupy the same dedicated slot and are mutually exclusive.

Table 13 lists additional supported network adapters that can be installed in the eight regular PCIe slots.

Table 13. Network adapters
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported#
40 Gb Ethernet
00D9550A3PNMellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for IBM System x8
10 Gb Ethernet
94Y5180A4Z6Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x8
49Y7910A18YBroadcom NetXtreme II Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x8
44T1370A5GZBroadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x8
42C18201637Brocade 10Gb CNA for IBM System x8
00D8540A4M9Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA IIIr for IBM System x8
95Y3760A2U2Emulex VFA III/IIIr FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x (FoD) [DNL]
(FCoE/iSCSI upgrade for 00D8540)
8
49Y7960A2ECIntel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x8
49Y7970A2EDIntel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x8
00D9690A3PMMellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter for IBM System x8
90Y4600A3MRQLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA for IBM System x8
00Y5624A3MTQLogic 8200 VFA FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x (FoD)
(FCoE/iSCSI upgrade for 90Y4600)
8
47C9952A47HSolarflare SFN5162F 2x10GbE SFP+ Performant Adapter8
47C9960A47JSolarflare SFN6122F 2x10GbE SFP+ Onload Adapter8
Gigabit Ethernet
90Y9352A2V3Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x8
90Y9370A2V4Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x8
49Y42305767Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for IBM System x8
49Y42405768Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for IBM System x8
00AG500A56KIntel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter for IBM System x8
00AG510A56LIntel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x8
00AG520A56MIntel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x8
InfiniBand
00D9550A3PNMellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for IBM System x8
# Maximum quantity is achieved with processor 2 installed and the 3-slot riser card (88Y7371). With one processor, the maximum quantity is three (this maximum does not apply to the 10 Gb cards in the dedicated slot).

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

Table 14 lists storage HBAs supported by x3750 M4 server. The maximum quantity is achieved with processor 2 and the 3-slot riser card (88Y7371) installed. With one processor, the maximum quantity is three (this configuration does not apply to the 10 Gb cards in the dedicated slot).

Table 14. Storage adapters

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported#
Fibre Channel - 16 Gbps
81Y1675A2XVBrocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x8
81Y1668A2XUBrocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x8
81Y1662A2W6Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x8
81Y1655A2W5Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x8
00Y3341A3KXQLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x8
00Y3337A3KWQLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x8
Fibre Channel - 8 Gbps
46M60503591Brocade 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x8
46M60493589Brocade 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x8
42D04943581Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x8
42D04853580Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x8
42D05103579QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x8
42D05013578QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x8
SAS
46C9010A3MVN2125 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x8
47C8675A3YYN2215 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x3
# Maximum quantity is achieved with processor 2 and the 3-slot riser card (88Y7371) installed. With one processor, the maximum quantity is three.

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 Table 15.

Note: The server supports a maximum quantity of three of the full-height adapters, which must be installed in slots 1, 2, and 3. These slots require the second processor and the 3-slot riser card, 88Y7371.

Table 15. SSD adapters

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
90Y4377A3DYIBM 1.2TB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter7
90Y4397A3DZIBM 2.4TB High IOPS MLC Duo Adapter3
46C9078A3J3IBM 365GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter7
46C9081A3J4IBM 785GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter7
90Y4361A3MZ*IBM 300GB High IOPS MLC Modular Adapter3
90Y4365A3N0*IBM 600GB High IOPS MLC Modular Adapter3
90Y4369A3N1*IBM 800GB High IOPS MLC Modular Adapter3
90Y4373A3N2*IBM 300GB High IOPS SLC Modular Adapter3
* These modular adapters are not available through CTO or Special build. The adapter cannot be shipped installed and instead must be shipped in its option box and configured at the final installation location. For more information, see http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-IOMA

For details about these adapters, see the IBM Redbooks Product Guide IBM High IOPS SSD PCIe Adapters, found at the following address:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0729.html?Open

Power supplies

The server supports up to two redundant power supplies. Standard models come with one or two 900 W power supplies (model dependent; see Table 2). 1400 W AC and 750 W DC power supplies also available through CTO or Special Bid.

Installing a second power supply requires that the processor and memory expansion tray (88Y7365) or the power interposer card (88Y7367) be installed. The power interposer card option enables redundancy power support when the processor and memory expansion tray is not installed. If you do not have the processor and memory expansion tray installed and want to install two power supplies, then the power interposer card must be installed.

Table 16. Power supplies

Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
Models
where used
44X4150A54DIBM 1400W HE Redundant Power Supply for altitudes >5000 meters2-
44X4152A54EIBM 1400W HE Redundant Power Supply2-
88Y7431A2A7IBM 900 W Power Supply2All models
88Y7433A2EAIBM System x 4S- 750W High Efficiency -48 V DC Power Supply2-
88Y7367A2A0IBM Power Interposer for Redundant Power Supply1*-
* The power interposer is not needed if the processor and memory expansion tray (88Y7365) is installed.

Each AC power supply ships standard with one 2.8 m C13 - C14 power cord.

Two installed power supplies form a redundant pair. Under extreme configurations, with two 1400 W supplies installed, it might still be possible to exceed 1400 W DC output. If this condition exists and a power supply fails, the server caps power at 1400 W until the second power supply is back online.

Integrated virtualization

The server supports VMware ESXi installed on a USB memory key. The key is installed in a USB socket inside the server. Table 17 lists the virtualization options.

Table 17. Virtualization options

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

Download a supported VMware vSphere hypervisor image from http://ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/ and load it on the memory key using the instructions provided.

Remote management

The server contains IBM Integrated Management Module II (IMM2), which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and alerting functions. 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. A virtual presence capability also comes standard in this server for remote server management.

Remote server management is provided through industry-standard interfaces:

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

The server also supports virtual media and remote control features, which provide the following functions:
  • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz 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 IMM2 memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive
  • Capturing blue-screen errors

Supported operating systems

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T SP3
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) Update 1

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

Physical and electrical specifications

Dimensions and weight:

Width: 446 mm (17.5 in.)
Depth: 734 mm (28.9 in.)
Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
Approximate weight, fully configured: 31.1 kg (68.5 lb.)

Supported environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • 5 - 40 °C (41 - 104 °F) at 0 - 3048 m (10,000 ft); ASHRAE A3 compliant
  • Humidity: 8% - 80%
  • Electrical:
    • 100 - 127 (nominal) V AC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz, and System 20 A (10 A per power supply)
    • 200 - 208 (nominal) V AC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz, and System 10 A
    • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz, and System 9 A
    • Minimum configuration: 0.20 kVA (one power supply)
    • Minimum configuration: 0.26 kVA (two power supplies)
    • Typical configuration: 1.12 kVA (two power supplies)
    • Maximum configuration: 2.16 kVA (two power supplies)
  • BTU output:
    • Minimum configuration: 648 BTU/hr (190 watts)
    • Maximum configuration: 7,336 BTU/hr (2150 watts)
  • Noise level:
    • Idle: 6.5 bels
    • Operating: 6.6 bels

Warranty options

The IBM System x3750 M4 has a three-year onsite warranty with 9x5/next business day terms. IBM offers the warranty service upgrades through IBM ServicePac offerings, described in this section. The IBM ServicePac is a series of prepackaged warranty maintenance upgrades and post-warranty maintenance agreements with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

IBM ServicePac offerings are country-specific, that is, each country might have its own service types, service levels, response times, and terms and conditions. Not all covered types of ServicePac offerings might be available in a particular country. For more information about the IBM ServicePac offerings that are available in your country, see the IBM ServicePac Product Selector:
https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac

Table 18 explains the warranty service definitions in more detail.

Table 18. Warranty service definitions

TermDescription
IBM onsite repair (IOR)A service technician comes to the server's location for equipment repair.
24x7x2 hourA service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location within two hours after remote problem determination is completed. We provide service around the clock, every day, including IBM holidays.
24x7x4 hourA service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location within four hours after remote problem determination is completed. We provide service around the clock, every day, including IBM holidays.
9x5x4 hourA service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location within four business hours after remote problem determination is completed. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the customer's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays. If the time is after 1:00 p.m., and it is determined that onsite service is required, the customer can expect the service technician to arrive the morning of the following business day. For noncritical service requests, a service technician arrives by the end of the following business day.
9x5 next business dayA service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location on the business day after we receive your call, following remote problem determination. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the customer's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays.

In general, the types of IBM ServicePac offerings are as follows:
  • Warranty and maintenance service upgrades:
    • One, 2, 3, 4, or 5 years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage
    • Onsite repair from next business day to 4 or 2 hours
    • One or 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 other severities
    • Installation and start-up 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:

  • ASHRAE A3
  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class A
  • UL/IEC 60950-1
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
  • NOM-019
  • Argentina IEC60950-1
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class A
  • IEC 60950-1(CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • China CCC (GB4943), GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
  • Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
  • Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1, GOST R 51318.22, GOST R 51318.24, GOST R 51317.3.2, and GOST R 51317.3.3
  • IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • 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)
  • RoHS compliance (Directive 2002/95/EC)

External disk storage expansion

The external disk storage expansion enclosures listed Table 19 are available.

Table 19. External storage expansion enclosures

Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per one adapter
172701XIBM System Storage® EXP300018 (9 per port)
174712XIBM System Storage EXP2512 Express18 (9 per port)
174724XIBM System Storage EXP2524 Express9 (9 per port)

The hard disk drives listed in Table 20 are supported with external expansion enclosures.

Table 20. Hard drive options for external expansion enclosures
Part numberDescriptionMaximum quantity supported
per one enclosure
EXP3000 Hot-Swap SATA 3.5-in. Hard Drives
43W76301000 GB Dual Port Hot Swap SATA12
49Y1940IBM 2 TB 7200 Dual Port SATA 3.5-in. HS HDD12
EXP3000 Hot-Swap SAS 3.5-in. Hard Drives
44W2234IBM 300 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5-in. Hot-Swap HDD12
44W2239IBM 450 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5-in. Hot-Swap HDD12
44W2244IBM 600 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5-in. Hot-Swap HDD12
EXP2512 Hot-Swap SAS 3.5-in. Hard Drives
49Y1899300 GB 15 K 6 Gb SAS 3.5-in. HDD12
49Y1900450 GB 15 K 6 Gb SAS 3.5-in. HDD12
49Y1901600 GB 15 K 6 Gb SAS 3.5-in. HDD12
49Y19031 TB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 3.5-in. HDD12
43W76301000 GB Dual Port Hot Swap SATA12
49Y19022 TB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 3.5-in. HDD12
90Y87203 TB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 3.5-in. HDD12
EXP2524 Hot-Swap SAS 2.5-in. Hard Drives
49Y1896146 GB 15 K 6 Gb SAS 2.5-in. HDD24
49Y1895300 GB 10 K 6 Gb SAS 2.5-in. HDD24
81Y9596600 GB 10 K 6 Gb SAS 2.5-in. HDD24
49Y1898500 GB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 2.5-in. HDD24
EXP2524 Hot-Swap SAS 2.5-in. Solid-State Drives
81Y9956200 GB 2.5-in. SAS SSD24
81Y9960400 GB 2.5-in. SAS SSD24

The RAID controllers listed in Table 21 are supported with external expansion enclosures.

Table 21. RAID controller and options for external storage expansion enclosures
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum
supported
81Y4478A1WXServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller4*
81Y4487A1J4ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade1 per one M5120
81Y4559A1WYServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade1 per one M5120
81Y4546A1X3ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade1 per server
90Y4273A2MCServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator1 per server
90Y4318A2MDServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler1 per server
* Each M5120 controller must have either the 512MB Flash/RAID 5 or the 1GB Flash/RAID 5 upgrade installed.

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

For more information, see the IBM Redbooks® Product Guide ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x, TIPS0858:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0858.html?Open


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

Table 22. External SAS cables for external storage expansion enclosures
Part numberFeature
code
DescriptionMaximum quantity
supported per enclosure*
39R65313707IBM 3m SAS Cable1
39R65293708IBM 1m SAS Cable1
*The EXP3000 and EX2500 series can be chained with each other. In such a case, one cable is used to connect first EXP25xx or EXP3000 to the RAID controller, and every consecutive EXP unit is connected to the previous one by one cable.

External disk storage systems

Table 23 lists the external storage systems that are supported by x3750 M4 and can be ordered through the System x sales channel. The server might support other IBM disk systems that are not listed in this table. See the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center for further information:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic


Table 23. External disk storage systems

Part numberDescription
1746A2D IBM System Storage DS3512 Express Dual Controller Storage System
1746A2S IBM System Storage DS3512 Express Single Controller Storage System
1746A4D IBM System Storage DS3524 Express Dual Controller Storage System
1746A4S IBM System Storage DS3524 Express Single Controller Storage System
181420AIBM System Storage DS5020 Midrange Disk System

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 Table 24.

Table 24. External backup options

Part numberDescription
External tape expansion enclosures for internal tape drives
87651UX1U Tape Drive Enclosure
8767HHXHalf High Tape Drive Enclosure
87651NX1U Tape Drive Enclosure (with Nema 5-15P power cord)
8767HNXHalf High Tape Drive Enclosure (with Nema 5-15P power cord)
Tape enclosure adapters (with cables)
44E8869USB Enclosure Adapter Kit
40K2599SAS Enclosure Adapter Kit
Internal backup drives supported by external tape enclosures
43W8478IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 SAS Tape Drive
44E8895IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 SAS Tape Drive
External backup units*
36251TY IBM RDX USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge
362532Y IBM RDX USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge
362550Y IBM RDX USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge
3628L3XIBM Half High LTO Gen 3 External SAS Tape Drive (with US power cord)
3628L4XIBM Half High LTO Gen 4 External SAS Tape Drive (with US power cord)
3628L5X IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (with US power cord)
3628N3XIBM Half High LTO Gen 3 External SAS Tape Drive (without power cord)
3628N4XIBM Half High LTO Gen 4 External SAS Tape Drive (without power cord)
3628N5XIBM Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (without power cord)
00D8924IBM Half High LTO Ultrium Gen 6 Internal SAS Tape Drive
*The external tape drives listed can be ordered through System x sales channel. The server might support other IBM tape drives that are not listed in this table. See the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center for further information.

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 listed in Table 25.

Table 25. 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 attachments to the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units listed in Table 26.

Table 26. Uninterruptible power supply units

Part numberDescription
Rack-mounted UPS
21304RX IBM UPS 10000XHV
53952AXIBM 2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100 V/120 V)
53952KXIBM 2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (230 V)
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)
53959KXIBM 11000VA LCD 5U Rack UPS (200 V/208 V/230 V)

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 Table 27.

Table 27. 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
46M4134IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 50A 3 Phase PDU
Enterprise PDUs
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 power cord
39Y8923 DPI 60A Three Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC309 3P+G (208 V) fixed power cord
39Y8941 DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU without power cord
39Y8948 DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU without power cord
Front-end PDUs
39Y893830 A/125 V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P connector
39Y893930 A/250 V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P connector
39Y894060 A/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
46M4125 IBM 0U 24 C13 30A 3 Phase PDU
46M4128 IBM 0U 24 C13 30A PDU
46M4140 IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 60A 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 Table 28.

Table 28. Rack cabinets

Part numberDescription
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

Rack options

The server supports the rack console switches and monitor kits listed in Table 29.

Table 29. 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)
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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