IBM System x3750 M4 Implementation Guide

An IBM Redpaper publication



Abstract

The IBM® System x3750 M4 is a 4-socket server that features a streamlined design that is optimized for price and performance with best-in-class flexibility and expandability. Models of the x3750 M4 are powered with the new 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 Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) and 10 Gb Ethernet networking options in a 2U form factor.

The x3750 M4 is ideal for technical computing workloads with floating-point computations, small to medium databases that require fast I/O, and applications that require 4-socket performance. This system is for workloads that do not need the extra scalability that the IBM X6 systems provide.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication introduces the server and provides technical details about all hardware subsystems. It explains how to set up the Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) for remote access. It then describes important setup tasks in the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), including disk and network configuration. This paper also describes ways to update firmware and includes pointers on how to install the supported operating systems.

This paper is intended for clients, IBM Business Partners, and IBM employees that want to learn more about the System x3750 M4 and how to prepare it to run high-performance applications.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Product overview
Chapter 2. Initial setup of the IMM2
Chapter 3. Initial setup of UEFI and hardware components
Chapter 4. Installation and management



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Publish Date
10 June 2014


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IBM Form Number
REDP-4874-01

Number of pages
168