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IBM® NeXtScale System™ is the next generation of dense computing. It is an open, flexible, and simple
data center solution for users of technical computing, grid deployments, analytics workloads, and
large-scale cloud and virtualization infrastructures. The IBM NeXtScale n1200 enclosure and new IBM
NeXtScale nx360 M5 server are designed to optimize density and performance within typical data center
infrastructure limits. The 6U NeXtScale n1200 enclosure fits in a standard 19-inch rack and up to 12
nx360 M5 servers can be installed into the enclosure. With more computing power per watt and the latest
Intel Xeon v3 processors, you can reduce costs while maintaining speed and availability.
Suggested use: HPC, technical computing, grid deployments, analytics workloads, and large-scale cloud,
managed service providers, and virtualization infrastructures
The following figure shows the IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 server.
Figure 1. The IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 server is based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor family
Did you know?
IBM NeXtScale System is built with industry-standard components to create flexible configurations of
servers, chassis, and networking switches that integrate easily in a standard 19-inch rack. It is a
general-purpose platform that provides flexibility to clients for creating unique and differentiated solutions
using off-the-shelf components. Front-access cabling enables you to quickly and easily make changes in
networking, power connections, and storage. The nx360 M5 and n1200 enclosure are also available in
direct-water cooled configurations for the ultimate in data center cooling efficiencies.
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Key features
IBM NeXtScale System M5 is the next generation dense platform from IBM System x®, following on from
the NeXtScale System M4 offering and its predecessor, IBM iDataPlex®. The NeXtScale system includes
a dense chassis, half wide compute nodes, plus storage and GPU nodes, all fitting within a standard rack
footprint. With M5, IBM extends the feature set to drive further growth in High Performance Computing
and also to reach even more segments and workloads requiring dense performance, such as Cloud, Grid,
and Analytics.
Designed with industry-standard, off-the-shelf components, IBM NeXtScale System is a general-purpose
platform that is designed to give customers a flexible IT infrastructure. The offering includes
compute-intensive systems, and GPU offerings and storage offerings. Customized solutions can be
configured to provide an application-appropriate platform with a choice of servers, networking switches,
adapters, and racks.
This modular system is designed to scale and grow with data center needs to protect and maximize IT
investments. Because it is optimized for standard racks, users can easily mix high-density NeXtScale
server offerings and non-NeXtScale components within the same rack. IBM NeXtScale System also
provides tremendous time to value by enabling users to set up and start it in a shorter period.
The NeXtScale nx360 M5 server provides a dense, flexible solution with a low total cost of ownership
(TCO). The half-wide, dual-socket NeXtScale nx360 M5 server is designed for data centers that require
high performance but are constrained by floor space. By taking up less physical space in the data center,
the NeXtScale server enhances density, and it supports the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 series up to
145 W and 18-core processors, thus providing more performance per server. The nx360 M5 compute
node contains only essential components in the base architecture to provide a cost-optimized platform.
The nx360 M5 also supports additional expansion options in the form of trays that attach to the top of the
server. The PCIe Native Expansion Tray can be added to the nx360 M5 to form a powerful compute
engine, supporting two GPU or coprocessor adapters. Planned for support is the Storage Native
Expansion Tray, which can be added to the nx360 M5 to form a storage-dense server supporting up to 48
TB of local SAS-attached storage.
The NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure is an efficient, 6U, 12-node chassis with no built-in networking or
switching capabilities, and therefore requires no chassis-level management. Sensibly designed to provide
shared, high-efficiency power and cooling for housed servers, the n1200 enclosure is designed to scale
with your business needs.
The NeXtScale nx360 M5 is also available as a warm-water-cooled server for the ultimate in energy
efficiency, cooling, nois,e and TCO.
Scalability and performance
The IBM NeXtScale System and the NeXtScale nx360 M5 server offer numerous features to boost
performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

Up to 12 compute nodes, each with two of the latest Xeon processors, 16 DIMMs, and three PCIe
slots, in 6U of rack space. It is a highly dense, scalable, and price-optimized offering.

The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family improves productivity by offering superior
system performance with 18-core processors, core speeds up to 3.2 GHz, L3 cache sizes up to 45
MB, DDR4 memory speeds up to 2133 MHz, and QPI interconnect links of up to 8 GTps.

Two processors, up to 36 cores, and 72 threads maximize the concurrent execution of multi-threaded
applications.
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Intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows CPU cores
to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor thermal
design power (TDP).
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Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multi-threaded applications by enabling
simultaneous multi-threading 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.
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Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) improve floating-point performance for compute-intensive
technical and scientific applications.

Sixteen DIMMs of registered 2133 MHz DDR4 ECC memory provide speed, high availability, and a
memory capacity of up to 512 GB.

Supports drives up to 6 TB capacity in the 3.5-inch form factor.

Support for internal simple-swap drives, either one 3.5-inch drive, two 2.5-inch drives, or four 1.8-inch
drives. Plus, in place of a PCIe slot, add two 2.5-inch hot-swap drives.

Boosts performance with PCIe Native Expansion Tray by offering support for two high-powered GPUs
or Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors within a single node.

The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of or with traditional hard disk 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.

Three PCIe slots internal to the nx360 M4: Full-height PCIe slot, mezzanine LOM Generation 2 (ML2)
slot, and dedicated internal RAID adapter slot.

Supports new mezzanine LOM Generation 2 (ML2) cards for 40 Gb Ethernet and FDR InfiniBand that
offer network performance in the smallest footprint.

PCI Express 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by 60% (8
GTps per link) compared with the previous generation of PCI Express 2.0.

With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon
processor E5 family, which reduces I/O latency and increases overall system performance.
Manageability and security
Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the nx360 M5:

The server includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) to monitor server availability and
perform remote management.

There is a standard Ethernet port that can be shared between the operating system and IMM2 for
remote management with optional Features on Demand upgrade. There is an optional additional
Ethernet port for dedicated IMM2 connectivity.
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An 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 functions,
such as digital signatures and remote attestation.

Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance
to malicious software attacks, allowing the application to run in its own isolated space that is
protected from all other software running on a system.

The Intel Execute Disable Bit function can prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks
when combined with a supporting operating system.
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Energy efficiency
IBM NeXtScale System offers the following energy efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational
costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to a green environment:

Support for S3 standby power states in the processor.
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Shared 80 Plus Platinum power supplies ensure energy efficiency.

Large 80 mm fans maximize air flow efficiencies.

The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family offers better performance over the previous
generation while fitting into the same TDP limits.

Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers on and off individual processor elements 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 1.2 V DDR4 memory DIMMs consume up to 20% less energy compared to 1.35 V DDR3
DIMMs.
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SSDs consume as much as 80% less power than traditional 2.5-inch HDDs.

The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes in the front and rear of the casing, which can be grouped
more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system.

There are power monitoring and power capping capabilities through the Power and Fan Management
Module in the chassis
Availability and serviceability
IBM NeXtScale System and the nx360 M5 server provide many features to simplify serviceability and
increase system uptime:

The NeXtScale n1200 chassis supports N+N and N+1 power policies for its six power supplies, which
means greater system uptime.

All components can be removed from the front of the rack by sliding out the trays or the chassis for
easy, quick servicing.

Toolless cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as HDDs and
memory.

Optional RAID arrays enable the server to keep operating if there is a failure of any one drive.

SSDs offer better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.

Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, memory, and hard
disk drives) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates proactive alerts in advance of
possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.

The built-in Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) continuously monitors system parameters,
triggers alerts, and performs recovering actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.

The IMM2 offers optional remote management capability to enable remote keyboard, video, and
mouse (KVM) control of the server.

There is a three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, with next business day
9x5. Optional service upgrades are available.
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Locations of key components and connectors
The following figure shows the front of the nx360 M5 server.
Figure 2. Front view of IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5
The following figure shows the locations of key components inside the server.
Figure 3. Inside view of the NeXtScale nx360 M5
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The compute nodes are installed in the IBM NeXtScale n1200 enclosure, as shown in the following figure.
Figure 4. Front view of the IBM NeXtScale n1200 enclosure
The rear of the enclosure contains the power supplies, fans, and the Fan and Power Controller, as shown
in the following figure.
Figure 5. Rear view of the IBM NeXtScale n1200 enclosure
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Standard specifications
The following table lists the standard specifications of the NeXtScale nx360 M5 compute node and
NeXtScale n1200 enclosure.
Table 1. Standard specifications (part 1)
Components
Specification
Form factor
Standard server: Half-wide, 1U compute node.
With optional NeXtScale PCIe Native Expansion Tray: Half-wide 2U compute node.
Supported
chassis
IBM NeXtScale n1200 enclosure, 6U high; up to 12 compute nodes per chassis.
Processor
Two Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 series processors; QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links
speed up to 8.0 GTps. Hyper-Threading Technology and Turbo Boost Technology. Intel C612
chipset.
 6-core processors 2.4 GHz and 15 MB L3 cache
 8-core processors up to 3.2 GHz and 20 MB L3 cache
 10-core processors up to 2.6 GHz and 25 MB L3 cache
 12-core processors up to 2.6 GHz and 30 MB L3 cache
 14-core processors up to 2.6 GHz and 35 MB L3 cache
 16-core processors 2.3 GHz and 40 MB L3 cache
 18-core processors 2.3 GHz and 45 MB L3 cache
Memory
Up to 16 DIMM sockets (8 DIMMs per processor) supporting DDR4 DIMMs up to 2133 MHz
memory speeds. RDIMMs and LRDIMMs are supported. Four memory channels per processor
(two DIMMs per channel).
Memory
maximums
Up to 512 GB with 16x 32 GB LRDIMMs and two processors.
Memory
protection
Chipkill (x4 memory options only), ECC.
Disk drive bays
Internal to the nx360 M5 (not front accessible): One 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA or two 2.5-inch
simple swap SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs, or four 1.8-inch simple-swap SSDs. Front-accessible
bays: Two 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays (optional, replaces the full-height PCIe slot, only
supported if internal drive bays are also 2.5-inch bays). NeXtScale Storage Native Expansion
Tray currently is not supported.
Maximum
internal storage

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
Using 3.5-inch drives: 6.0 TB using 1x 6TB 3.5-inch drive (internal)
Using 2.5-inch drives: 5.6 TB using 2x 1.2 TB HDDs (internal) + 2x 1.6 TB HS SSDs (front)
Using 1.8-inch drives: 1.6 TB using 4x 400 GB SSDs (internal)
RAID support
Four 6 Gb SATA ports through onboard Intel C612 chipset. No RAID standard. Optional 12 Gb
SAS/SATA RAID adapter installed in dedicated internal PCIe slot. Supports ServeRAID M5210
or M1215, both standard with RAID 0 and 1. Optional M5210 upgrades: RAID 5, 50 (zero-cache,
or 1 GB non-backed cache, or 1 GB or 2 GB or 4 GB flash-backed cache), RAID 6, 60, FoD
performance upgrades; Optional upgrade to M1215 for RAID 5 support (zero-cache). No
support for ServeRAID C100 or C105 software RAID.
Optical drive
bays
No internal bays. Use an external USB drive, such as the IBM and Lenovo part number
73P4515 or 73P4516.
Tape drive bays
No internal bays. Use an external USB drive.
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Table 1. Standard specifications (part 2)
Components
Specification
Network
interfaces
Integrated two-port Gigabit Ethernet (Broadcom BCM5717) with RJ45 connectors. One port
dedicated for use by the operating system, and one configurable either as shared by the
operating system and Integrated Management Module (IMM) or as dedicated to the IMM.
Optional third GbE port for dedicated IMM2 access. Optionally, two InfiniBand ports or two 10
GbE ports through a Mezzanine LOM Gen 2 (ML2) adapter slot. ML2 adapters support shared
access to the IMM.
PCI Expansion
slots
nx360 M5 without PCIe Native Expansion Tray:
 One PCIe 3.0 x16 ML2 adapter slot
 One PCIe 3.0 x16 full-height half-length slot (or two 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays)
 One PCIe 2.0 x8 slot for internal RAID controller
nx360 M5 with PCIe Native Expansion Tray:
 One PCIe 3.0 x16 ML2 adapter slot
 One PCIe 3.0 x8 full-height half-length slot (or two 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays)
 One PCIe 2.0 x8 slot for internal RAID controller
 Two PCIe 3.0 x16 full-height full-length double-width slots
Ports
Front of the server: KVM connector; with the addition of a console breakout cable (1 cable
standard with the chassis) supplies one RS232 serial port, one VGA port, and two USB 1.1 ports
for local console connectivity. Two 1 Gbps Ethernet ports with RJ45 connectors. Optional third
GbE port for dedicated IMM2 access. Internal: One internal USB port for VMware ESXi
hypervisor key. Rear of the enclosure (provided by the Fan and Power Controller for chassis
management): Gb Ethernet connection (RJ45) for remote management
Cooling
Supplied by the NeXtScale n1200 enclosure. 10 hot-swap dual-rotor 80 mm system fans with
tool-less design.
Power supply
Supplied by the NeXtScale n1200 enclosure. Up to six hot-swap power supplies either 900 W or
1300 W depending on the chassis model. Support power policies N+N or N+1 power
redundancy. 80 PLUS Platinum certified.
Systems
management
UEFI, IBM Integrated Management Module II (IMM2.1) with Renesas SH7758 controller,
Predictive Failure Analysis, Light Path Diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, and IBM
ServerGuide. Browser-based chassis management through an Ethernet port on the Fan and
Power Controller at the rear of the enclosure. IMM2 upgrades are available to IMM2 Standard
and IMM2 Advanced for web GUI and remote presence features.
Video
Matrox G200eR2 video core with 16 MB DDR3 video memory that is integrated into the IMM2.
Maximum resolution is 1600x1200 with 16M colors (32 bpp) at 75 Hz, or 1680x1050 with 16M
colors at 60 Hz.
Security
features
Power-on password, administrator's password, and Trusted Platform Module 1.2.
Operating
systems
supported
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 12, Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 6, VMware vSphere 5.1 and 5.5
Limited
warranty
Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5/NBD.
Service and
support
Optional service upgrades are available through IBM ServicePac®: 4-hour or 2-hour response
time, 8-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, remote technical support for IBM
hardware and some IBM and OEM software.
Dimensions
nx360 M5 server: Width: 216 mm (8.5 in.), height: 41 mm (1.6 in.), depth: 659 mm (25.9 in.).
n1200 enclosure: Width: 447 mm (17.6 in.), height: 263 mm (10.4 in.), depth: 915 mm (36 in.).
Weight
nx360 M5 maximum weight: 6.17 kg (13.6 lb).
n1200 enclosure: Fully configured (stand-alone): 112 kg (247 lb), empty chassis 28 kg (62 lb).
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The nx360 M5 servers are shipped with the following items:



Statement of Limited Warranty
Important Notices
Documentation CD that contains the Installation and Service Guide
Standard models
The following table lists the standard models.
Table 2. Standard models
Model
Intel Xeon Processor†
(2 maximum)
Memory and
speed
RAID
controller
Drive bays
Disks
Network
Optical
5465-22x
2x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
2x 8 GB
2133 MHz
6 Gbps SATA
(No RAID)
1x 3.5-inch SS
bay
Open
2x GbE
None
5465-42x
2x E5-2650 v3 10C 2.3GHz
25MB 2133MHz 105W
2x 8 GB
2133 MHz
6 Gbps SATA
(No RAID)
1x 3.5-inch SS
bay
Open
2x GbE
None
5465-62x
2x E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz
30MB 2133MHz 120W
2x 16 GB
2133 MHz
6 Gbps SATA
(No RAID)
2x 2.5-inch SS
bays
Open
2x GbE
None
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, and power
consumption.
For information about the standard features of the server, see the "Standard specifications" section.
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NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure models
The NeXtScale nx360 M5 is supported in the IBM NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure. The standard n1200
Enclosure models are listed in the following table.
Table 3. Standard enclosure models
Model
Description
Fans
(standard / max)
Power
(standard / max)
5456-A2x
IBM NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure
10x 80mm / 10
6x 900 W / 6
5456-A3x
IBM NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure
10x 80mm / 10
2x 1300 W / 6
5456-A4x
IBM NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure
10x 80mm / 10
6x 1300 W / 6
The chassis ships with these items:
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Rail kit (88Y6763)
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Four detachable chassis lift handles
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One Console breakout cable (also known as a KVM Dongle)

A Torx-8 (T8) screwdriver for use with components such as drive cages, mounted on the rear of the
chassis

One AC power cord for each power supply that is installed, 1.5m 10A, IEC320 C14 to C13 (part
number 39Y7937)
The n1200 provides a shared high-efficiency power supply and fans. Like IBM BladeCenter® and IBM
Flex System®, the NeXtScale System compute nodes connect to a midplane, but this connection is for
power and control only; the midplane does not provide any I/O connectivity.
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Processor options
The nx360 M5 supports the processor options that are listed in the following table.
Table 4. Processor options
Part
number
Feature code*
Intel Xeon processors**
Where
used
00FL163
A5HQ / A5J7
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W
22x
00FL161
A5HN / A5J5
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 90W
-
00FL159
A5HL / A5J3
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v3 10C 2.3GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W
42x
00FL160
A5HM / A5J4
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650L v3 12C 1.8GHz 30MB 2133MHz 65W
-
00FL158
A5HK / A5J2
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 v3 10C 2.6GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W
-
00FL167
A5HU / A5JB
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2667 v3 8C 3.2GHz 20MB 2133MHz 135W
-
00FL157
A5HJ / A5J1
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W
-
00FL156
A5HH / A5J0
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W
62x
00KA829
A5V0 / A5V1
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2683 v3 14C 2.0GHz 35MB 2133MHz 120W
-
00FL155
A5HG / A5HZ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 v3 12C 2.6GHz 30MB 2133MHz 135W
-
00FL154
A5HF / A5HY
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695 v3 14C 2.3GHz 35MB 2133MHz 120W
-
00FL153
A5HE / A5HX
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v3 14C 2.6GHz 35MB 2133MHz 145W
-
00KA945
AS4L / AS4P
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2698 v3 16C 2.3GHz 40MB 2133MHz 135W
-
00KA947
AS4M / AS4Q
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699 v3 18C 2.3GHz 45MB 2133MHz 145W
-
* The first feature code corresponds to the first processor; the second feature code corresponds to the second
processor.
** Processor detail: Model, core count, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, and TDP power.
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Memory options
IBM TruDDR4 Memory uses the highest quality components that are sourced from Tier 1 DRAM suppliers
and only memory that meets the strict requirements of IBM is selected. It is compatibility tested and tuned
on every IBM System x server to maximize performance and reliability. IBM TruDDR4 Memory has a
unique signature that is programmed into the DIMM that enables IBM System x servers to verify whether
the memory installed is qualified/supported by IBM. Because IBM TruDDR4 Memory is authenticated,
certain extended memory performance features can be enabled to extend performance over industry
standards. From a service and support standpoint, IBM memory automatically assumes the IBM system
warranty, and IBM provides service and support worldwide.
The NeXtScale nx360 M5 supports up to eight TruDDR Memory DIMMs when one processor is installed
and up to 16x DIMMs when two processors are installed. Each processor has four memory channels, and
there are two DIMMs per memory channel (2 DPC). RDIMMs and LRDIMMs are supported, but the mixing
of these different types is not supported. UDIMMs are not supported.
The following table lists the memory options that are available for the nx360 M5 server.
Table 5. Memory options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
Models
where used
46W0784
A5B6
4GB TruDDR4 Memory (1Rx8, 1.2V)
PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
16
-
46W0788
A5B5
8GB TruDDR4 Memory (1Rx4, 1.2V)
PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
16
-
46W0792
A5B8
8GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx8, 1.2V)
PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
16
22x, 42x
46W0796
A5B7
16GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V)
PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
16
62x
A5B9
32GB TruDDR4 Memory (4Rx4, 1.2V)
PC417000 CL15 2133MHz LP LRDIMM
16
-
RDIMMs
LRDIMMs
46W0800
In the nx360 M5, the maximum memory speed of a configuration is the lower of the following two values:


The memory speed of the processor
The memory speed of the DIMM
The following memory protection technologies are supported:


ECC
Chipkill (x4 memory options only: 1Rx4, 2Rx4, and 4Rx4)
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The following table shows the maximum memory speeds that are achievable. The table also shows the
maximum memory capacity at any speed that is supported by the DIMM and the maximum memory
capacity at the rated DIMM speed.
Table 6. Maximum memory speeds
RDIMMs
Spec
Rank
LRDIMMs
Single rank
Dual rank
Quad rank
Part numbers
46W0784 (4GB)
46W0788 (8GB)
46W0792 (8GB)
46W0796 (16GB)
46W0800 (32GB)
Rated speed
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
Rated voltage
1.2 V
1.2 V
1.2 V
Operating voltage
1.2 V
1.2 V
1.2 V
Max quantity*
16
16
16
Largest DIMM
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
Max memory capacity
128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
Max memory at rated speed
64 GB
128 GB
512 GB
1 DIMM per channel
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
Maximum operating speed (MHz)
* The maximum quantity that is supported is shown for two installed processors. When one processor is installed,
the maximum quantity that is supported is half of that shown.
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Internal storage
The NeXtScale nx360 M5 server supports one of the following drives internally in the server:



One 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA drive
Two 2.5-inch simple-swap HDDs or SSDs
Four 1.8-inch simple-swap SSDs
The following figure shows the three variations.
Figure 6. Drive bay options
These internal drives are installed in a drive cage. Ordering information for these drive cages are listed in
the following table.
Table 8. Internal drive cages for the drive bay in the nx360 M5
Part number
Feature code
Description
Models
where used
00KA895
A5V3
nx360 M5 1.8" Rear Drive Cage
-
00KA894
A5V2
nx360 M5 2.5" Rear Drive Cage
62x
00FL465
A5K1
nx360 M5 3.5" Rear Drive Cage
22x, 42x
In addition, if the internal drives are 2.5-inch drive bays, then the server also supports two additional
2.5-inch drive bays. These are front accessible and are hot-swap drive bays. These hot-swap drive bays
take the place of the full-height PCIe slot, as shown in the following figure.
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Figure 7. NeXtScale nx360 M5 configurations - hot-swap 2.5-inch drive bays or full-height PCIe slot
The following table shows the ordering information for the two 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays.
Table 9. Drive cage for the hot-swap drive bay in the nx360 M5
Part number
Feature code
Description
00FL175
A5NA
nx360 M5 2.5" Front Hot Swap Drive Cage
Models
where used
Controllers for internal storage
The onboard SATA controller (integrated into the Intel C612 chipset) supports any of the following drive
configurations:



One 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA or NL SATA drive
Two 2.5-inch simple-swap NL SATA drives
Four 1.8-inch SATA Enterprise Value SSDs
The following drive combinations may be used instead with a RAID controller or SAS HBA that is installed
in the internal RAID adapter riser slot:


Two 2.5-inch simple-swap NL SATA drives
Four 1.8-inch SATA Enterprise Value SSDs
Any of the following drive configurations require a RAID controller or SAS HBA that is installed in the
internal RAID adapter riser slot:


Two 2.5-inch simple-swap SAS drives
Two 2.5-inch hot-swap drives (installed in the front drive bays)
The supported RAID controller or SAS host bus adapter is installed in a dedicated RAID adapter slot,
through a riser card, at the rear of the server that is adjacent to the internal drive bays. Installation of the
adapter is shown in the following figure.
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Figure 8. RAID controller and RAID riser card installation
The following table lists the RAID controllers and SAS HBA that are used for internal disk storage of the
nx360 M5 server and the Riser card that is needed to install the adapter.
Table 10. Drive controllers for internal storage
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
Riser card for RAID adapter
00FL179
A5JZ
nx360 M5 RAID Riser
1
RAID Controllers and SAS Host Bus Adapters
46C9110
A3YZ
ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x
1*
46C9114
A45W
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x
1*
47C8675
A3YY
N2215 SAS/SATA HBA for IBM System x
1*
Features on Demand Upgrades - ServeRAID M5210
47C8706
A3Z5
ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade-FoD
1
47C8708
A3Z6
ServeRAID M5200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade-FoD
1
47C8710
A3Z7
ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator-FoD
1
47C8712
A3Z8
ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler-FoD
1
Features on Demand Upgrades - ServeRAID M1215
00AE930
A5H5
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade FOD
1
* Mutually exclusive. Only one of these adapters is supported in the nx360 M5 and is installed in the internal RAID
slot, and it requires RAID Riser, 00FL179.
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The following table lists the adapters that are supported for each drive configuration.
Table 11. Drive type and RAID adapter support
No RAID
Hardware RAID
Drive type
Quantity
of drives
supported
On board
SATA
N2215
HBA
ServeRAID
M1215
ServeRAID
M5210
1.8-inch SS SATA SSD
4
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2.5-inch SS SATA HDD
2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2.5-inch SS SAS HDD
2
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
2.5-inch HS SATA or SAS HDD
2
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
3.5-inch SS SATA HDD
1
Yes
No
No
No
Controller specifications
The ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:










Eight internal 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
12 Gbps throughput per port
Based on the LSI SAS3108 12 Gbps ROC controller
Two mini-SAS HD internal connectors (SFF8643)
Supports connections to SAS/SATA drives and SAS Expanders
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M5200 Series RAID 5 upgrades
Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
Supports 1 GB cache (no battery backup) or 1 GB or 2 GB flash-backed cache
Supports performance upgrades through IBM Features on Demand
The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:








Eight internal 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port
Two internal mini-SAS HD connectors (SFF8643)
Based on the LSI SAS3008 12 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
Support for RAID levels 0, 1, and 10 standard; support for RAID 5 and 50 with optional FoD upgrade
Zero Controller Cache, no battery/flash backup
Optional support for self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with MegaRAID SafeStore (with RAID 5 upgrade)
Fixed stripe size of 64 KB
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 disk drive options for the internal disk storage of the nx360 M5 server. Here
are the rules for mixing drive types:

The server supports multiple drive types: SATA HDDs (simple swap or hot-swap), SAS HDDs (simple
swap or hot-swap), SAS SSDs, and SATA SSDs. These drive types can be intermixed in a server and
on the same RAID controller, but they cannot be intermixed in the same RAID array. In other words,
all drives in a single RAID array must be either all SAS HDDs or all SATA HDDs or all SATA SSDs or
all SAS SSDs.
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
Mixing hot-swap (front) and simple-swap (internal) HDDs: Only 2.5-inch simple-swap drives are
supported in combination with 2.5-inch hot-swap drives. The 1.8-inch and 3.5-inch internal drives are
not supported when 2.5-inch hot-swap drives are installed.
Table 12. Disk drive options for internal disk storage
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
3.5-inch simple-swap SATA HDDs
00AD010
A487
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" HDD for NeXtScale System
1
00AD020
A489
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" HDD for NeXtScale System
1
00AD025
A4GC
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" HDD for NeXtScale System
1
3.5-inch simple-swap SATA HDDs - 512e format
00FN123
A5VV
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for NextScale System
1
00FN138
A5VW
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for NextScale System
1
00FN153
A5VX
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for NextScale System
1
00FN168
A5VY
IBM 5TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for NextScale System
1
00FN183
A5VZ
IBM 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for NextScale System
1
2.5-inch simple-swap SAS HDDs
00AD055
A48D
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale System
2
00AJ290
A5NG
IBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' HDD for NeXtScale System
2
00FN040
A5NC
IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale System
2
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs
00AJ096
A4TL
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD
2
00AJ136
A4TW
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD
2
00AJ126
A4TS
IBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD
2
00AJ146
A4TP
IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD
2
1.8-inch simple-swap Enterprise Value SSDs
00AJ040
A4KV
S3500 80GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for IBM System x
4
00AJ050
A4KX
S3500 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for IBM System x
4
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Internal tape drives
The server does not support internal tape drive options.
Optical drives
The server does not support internal optical drive options. Instead, use an external USB drive, such as the
IBM and Lenovo part numbers 73P4515 or 73P4516.
I/O expansion options
The nx360 M5 offers the following I/O expansion options:



One PCIe 3.0 x16 ML2 adapter slot (optional, front accessible)
One PCIe 3.0 x16 full-height half-length slot (optional, front accessible)
One PCIe 2.0 x8 slot for internal RAID controller (optional, not front accessible)
Notes:



Each slot requires a riser card, as listed in the following table.
The use of the PCIe full-height slot and the use of the two 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays are mutually
exclusive.
When the PCIe Native Expansion Tray is installed, the full-height half-length slot becomes a PCIe 3.0
x8 interface (physically still a x16 connector).
The front accessible slots are shown in the following figure. The internal slot for the RAID controller is
shown in Figure 3.
Figure 9. Optional front accessible PCIe slots
With the addition of the IBM NeXtScale PCIe Native Expansion Tray, the server has two additional PCIe
3.0 x16 full-height full-length double-width slots, as described in the "IBM NeXtScale PCIe Native
Expansion Tray" section.
The ordering information for optional risers for the three slots is listed in the following table.
Table 13. Riser card options
Part number
Feature code
Description
Maximum
supported
00FL180
A5JV
nx360 M5 ML2 Riser
1
00FL464
A5JY
nx360 M5 Compute Node Front Riser
1
00FL179
A5JZ
nx360 M5 RAID Riser
1
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Network adapters
The nx360 M5 offers two Gigabit Ethernet ports with the following features:














Broadcom BCM5717 Gigabit Ethernet controller
TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) support
Wake on LAN support
Receive side Scaling (RSS) and Transmit side Scaling (TSS) support
MSI and MSI-X capability (up to five MSI-X vectors)
VLAN tag support (IEEE 802.1Q)
Layer 2 priority encoding (IEEE 802.1p)
Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad)
Full-duplex flow control (IEEE 802.3x)
IP, TCP, and UDP checksum offload (hardware based) on Tx/Rx over IPv4/IPv6
Hardware TCP segmentation offload over IPv4/IPv6
Jumbo frame support
NIC Teaming (Load Balancing and Failover)
One port that is shared with IMM2 by using the Network Controller-Sideband Interface (NC-SI)
The nx360 M5 server supports a Mezzanine LOM Generation 2 (ML2) adapter with a dedicated slot at the
front of the server, as shown in the previous figure. The usage of an ML2 adapter also requires the
installation of the ML2 Riser card. The Riser card and supported adapters are listed in the following table.
Table 14. Mezzanine LOM Gen 2 (ML2) Adapters
Part number
Feature code
Description
Riser card for ML2 adapters
00FL180
A5JV
nx360 M5 ML2 Riser
ML2 Ethernet adapters
00D2026
A40S
Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT for IBM System x
00D2028
A40T
Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ for IBM System x
00D1996
A40Q
Emulex VFA5 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x
00D1994
A40P
Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT Adapter for IBM System x
00FP650
A5RK
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro ML2 2x40GbE/FDR VPI Adapter for IBM System x
ML2 InfiniBand adapters
00FP650
A5RK
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro ML2 2x40GbE/FDR VPI Adapter for IBM System x
FCoE / iSCSI upgrades - IBM Features on Demand
00D8544
A4NZ
IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5
Emulex VFA5 ML2 FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x (FoD)
Features on Demand upgrade for 00D1996
20
The following table lists additional supported network adapters in the standard full-height half-length PCIe
slot. The usage of an adapter in this slot also requires the installation of the PCIe Riser card.
Table 15. Network adapters
Part number
Feature code
Description
Riser card for PCIe adapters
00FL464
A5JY
nx360 M5 Compute Node Front Riser
A3PN
Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for IBM System x
44T1370
A5GZ
Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE BaseT Adapter for IBM System x
00D9690
A3PM
Mellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter for IBM System x
47C9977
A522
Solarflare SFN7122F 2x10GbE SFP+ Flareon Ultra for IBM System x
94Y5180
A4Z6
Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x
90Y9370
A2V4
Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x
90Y9352
A2V3
Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x
A3PN
Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for IBM System x
40 Gb Ethernet
00D9550
10 Gb Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
InfiniBand
00D9550
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Network adapters category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=networkadapters
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Storage host bus adapters
The following table lists the storage HBAs that are supported by the nx360 M5 server. These are installed
in the full-height PCIe slot and require the riser also to be installed.
Table 16. Storage adapters
Part number
Feature code
Description
Riser card for PCIe adapters
00FL464
A5JY
nx360 M5 Compute Node Front Riser
Fibre Channel - 16 Gb
81Y1668
A2XU
Brocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
81Y1675
A2XV
Brocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
81Y1655
A2W5
Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
81Y1662
A2W6
Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
00Y3337
A3KW
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
00Y3341
A3KX
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
46M6049
3589
Brocade 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
46M6050
3591
Brocade 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
42D0485
3580
Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
42D0494
3581
Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
42D0501
3578
QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
42D0510
3579
QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
Fibre Channel - 8 Gb
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 does not support High IOPS SSD adapters.
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IBM NeXtScale PCIe Native Expansion Tray
The IBM NeXtScale PCIe Native Expansion Tray is a half-wide 1U expansion tray that attaches to the
nx360 M5 to provide two full-height full-length double-width PCIe 3.0 x16 slots. The tray is designed to
support two GPU adapters or coprocessors.
Note: The PCIe Native Expansion Tray and the Storage Native Expansion Tray cannot be connected to
the same compute node.
The following figure shows the PCIe Native Expansion Tray attached to an nx360 M5 (shown with the top
cover removed). The figure shows two NVIDIA GPUs installed.
Figure 10. IBM NeXtScale PCIe Native Expansion Tray attached to an nx360 M5 compute node
Ordering information is listed in the following table.
Table 17. Ordering information
Part number
Feature code
Description
00Y8393
A4MB
IBM NeXtScale PCIe Native Expansion Tray
When the PCIe Native Expansion Tray is used, it is connected to the compute node through two riser
cards, each providing a PCIe x16 connector to the GPUs or coprocessors that are installed in the tray.

A 2-slot PCIe 3.0 x24 riser card is installed in the front riser slot (riser slot 1; see Figure 3). This riser
card replaces the standard 1-slot riser that is used to connect standard PCIe cards that are internal to
the compute node. The 2-slot riser card offers these connections:



PCIe 3.0 x8 slot for the slot internal to the compute node
PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for the front adapter in the PCIe Native Expansion Tray
A 1-slot PCIe 3.0 x16 riser card is installed in the rear riser slot (riser slot 2; see Figure 3). This riser
is used to connect the rear adapter in the PCIe Native Expansion Tray.
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Only GPUs and coprocessors are supported in the PCIe Native Expansion Tray and only those that are
listed in the following section. The PCIe Native Expansion Tray also includes the auxiliary power
connectors and cables for each adapter slot that is necessary for each supported GPU and coprocessor.
GPU and coprocessor adapters
The nx360 M5 supports GPU adapters and coprocessors when the IBM NeXtScale PCIe Native
Expansion Tray is attached, as described in the "IBM NeXtScale PCIe Native Expansion Tray" section.
The following table lists the supported adapters.
The operating systems that are supported by each GPU and coprocessor adapter is listed in the
"Supported operating systems" section.
Here are the configuration rules:





The usage of GPUs or coprocessors require the usage of the IBM NeXtScale PCIe Native Expansion
Tray.
One or two GPUs or coprocessors can be installed.
If two GPU adapters or coprocessors are installed, they must be identical.
1300 W power supplies are required in the chassis.
200 - 240 V AC utility power is required. 100 - 127 V AC is not supported.
Table 18. GPU adapters and coprocessors
Part number
Feature code
Description
Power
consumption
Maximum
supported
00J6162
A3GP
Intel Xeon Phi 7120P
300 W
2
00J6160
A3GM
NVIDIA GRID K1
130W
2
00J6161
A3GN
NVIDIA GRID K2
225 W
2
00FL133
A564
NVIDIA Tesla K40
235 W
2
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Power supplies
The IBM NeXtScale n1200 enclosure supports up to six redundant hot-plug power supplies, providing
N+N or N+1 redundancy. Power policies with no redundancy also are supported. These High Efficiency
(HE) Platinum AC power supplies are 80 PLUS Platinum certified to allow for the best efficiency values of
your data center. The following table lists the supported power supply options.
Table 19. Power supplies
Part number
Feature code
Description
Min / Max
supported
Chassis model
where used
00Y8569
A41T
CFF 900W Power Supply
6/6
A2x
00Y8652
A4MM
CFF 1300W Power Supply
2/6
A3x, A4x
The power supply options have the following features:





Supports N+N or N+1 Power Redundancy, or Non-redundant power configurations to support higher
density
Power management controller and configured through the Fan and Power Controller
Integrated 2500 RPM fan
80 PLUS Platinum certified
Built-in overload and surge protection
900 W power supply specifications:



Supports dual-range voltage: 100 - 240 V
100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 or 60 Hz; 6.8 A (maximum)
200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 or 60 Hz; 5.0 A (maximum)
1300 W power supply specifications:


Supports high-range voltage only: 200 - 240 V
200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 or 60 Hz; 6.9 A (maximum)
Integrated virtualization
The server supports VMware vSphere (ESXi), which is installed on a USB memory key. The key is
installed in a USB socket inside the server. The following table lists the virtualization options.
Customized VMware vSphere images can be downloaded from the following website:
http://ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/
Table 20. Virtualization options
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
41Y8298
A2G0
IBM Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads
1
41Y8385
A584
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2
1
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Local server management
The nx360 M5 provides local console access through the KVM connector at the front of the server. A
console breakout cable is used with this connector, which provides a VGA port, two USB ports, and a
DB9 serial port. The cable is shown in the following figure.
Figure 11. Console breakout cable
One console breakout cable is shipped with the NeXtScale n1200 enclosure. Additional cables can be
ordered per the following table.
Table 21. Console breakout cable
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
00Y8366
A4AK
Console breakout cable (KVM Dongle cable)
1
Tip: This is the same cable that is used with IBM Flex System, but has a different part number because of
the included materials.
To aid with problem determination, the server includes light path diagnostics, which is a set of LEDs on
the front of the server and inside the server that show you which component is failing. The LEDs are
shown in the following figure.
Figure 12. Power button and system LEDs
When an error occurs, the system error LED lights up. Review the logs through the web interface of the
IMMv2 (see the "Remote server management" section). If needed, power off the server and remove it
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from the enclosure. Then, press and hold the power button to activate the system board LEDs. The LED
next to the failed component lights up.
Remote server 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 about the problem. The server includes IMM2 Basic and can be
upgraded to IMM2 Standard and IMM2 Advanced with Feature on Demand (FoD) licenses.
IMM2 Basic has the following features:













Industry-standard interfaces and protocols
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
Common Information Model (CIM)
Advanced Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) support
Continuous health monitoring
Shared Ethernet connection
Domain Name System (DNS) server support
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) support
Embedded Dynamic System Analysis (DSA)
LAN over USB for in-band communications to the IMM
Serial over LAN
Remote power control
Server console serial redirection
IMM2 Standard (as enabled by using the Feature on Demand software license key using part number
90Y3900) has the following features in addition to the IMM2 Basic features:












Remote access through a secure web console
Access to server vital product data (VPD)
Automatic notification and alerts
Continuous health monitoring and control
Email alerts
Syslog logging support
Enhanced user authority levels
Event logs that are time stamped, saved on the IMM, and that can be attached to email alerts
OS watchdogs
Remote configuration through Advanced Settings Utility (ASU)
Remote firmware updating
User authentication using a secure connection to a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
server
IMM2 Advanced (as enabled by using the Feature on Demand software license key using part number
90Y3901) adds the following features on top of those of IMM Standard:

Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with up to 23 bits per
pixel color depths, regardless of the system state

Remotely accessing the server by using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client

Mapping the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client, and mapping
ISO and diskette image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the server

Uploading a diskette image to the IMM memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive
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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 options.
Note: The IMM2 Advanced upgrade requires the IMM2 Standard upgrade.
Table 22. Remote management options
Part number
Feature
codes
Description
Maximum
supported
90Y3900
A1MK
IBM Integrated Management Module Standard Upgrade
1
90Y3901
A1ML
IBM Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade
(requires Standard Upgrade, 90Y3900)
1
The nx360 M5 provides two Ethernet ports standard, one of which (port 1) is configured in UEFI by default
to be shared between the operating system and the IMM2. In shared mode, this port enables you to
connect remotely to the IMM2 to perform systems management functions. A third Ethernet port is optional
and provides a dedicated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connection to the IMM2.
Figure 13. IMM ports
The following table lists the ordering information for the dedicated IMM2 port option.
Table 23. Dedicated IMM2 Ethernet port option
Part number
Feature
codes
Description
Maximum
supported
00FL177
A5JX
nx360 M5 IMM Management Interposer
1
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Remote enclosure management
The IBM NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure offers a remote management capability through the Fan and Power
Controller, which is at the back of the enclosure, as shown in the following figure.
Figure 14. Fan and Power Controller
The Fan and Power Controller has one external RJ45 port, which provides a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
connection for browser-based remote control.
The port provides the following interfaces:
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An HTTP (web browser) interface for remote management
An IPMI interface to the IMM in each server
An IPMI interface to higher managers, such as xCAT
The module provides the following functions:
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Power supply redundancy and over-subscription configuration
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Power capping/saving configuration
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Power restore policy
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Acoustic mode setting
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Configuration/log export to USB (a USB port is provided inside the module)
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IMM remote reset or Server remote reseat (AC cycle)
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Status monitor: Power consumption, node status, power supply status, and fan status
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Network configuration
The FPC also includes a USB key that is housed inside the unit. The USB key stores the event log for the
FPC plus power, cooling, and network configuration data.
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Supported operating systems
The server supports the following operating systems:
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T, SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T, SP3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition, U5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with XEN
VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi), U2
VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi), U2
For the latest information about the specific versions and service levels that are supported and any other
prerequisites, see the IBM ServerProven® website:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/nos/matrix.shtml
The following table lists the operating system support for GPUs and coprocessors.
Table 24. Operating system support for GPU and coprocessor adapters
Operating system
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Y
Y
Y
Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Y
Y
Y
Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T (SP3)
Y
N
N
Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition (U5)
Y
N
N
Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Y
N
N
Y
VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.1
N
Y
Y
N
VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.5
N
Y
Y
N
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Physical and electrical specifications
Here are the NeXtScale nx360 M5 dimensions:
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Width: 216 mm (8.5 in.)
Height: 41 mm (1.6 in.)
Depth: 659 mm (25.9 in.)
Maximum weight: 6.17 kg (13.6 lb)
Here are the NeXtScale n1200 enclosure dimensions:
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Width: 447 mm (17.6 in.)
Height: 263 mm (10.4 in.)
Depth: 915 mm (36 in.)
Fully configured (stand-alone): 112 kg (247 lb), empty chassis 28 kg (62 lb)
Supported environment
The NeXtScale nx360 M5 compute node complies with ASHRAE class A3 specifications. The supported
environment when powered on is as follows:
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Temperature: 5°C - 40°C (41°F - 104°F) up to 950 m (3,117 ft)
Above 950m, de-rated maximum air temperature 1C / 175m
Humidity, non-condensing: -12°C dew point (10.4°F) and 8% - 85% relative humidity
Maximum dew point: 24°C (75°F)
Maximum altitude: 3050 m (10,000 ft) and 5°C - 28°C (41°F - 82°F)
The minimum humidity level for class A3 is the higher (more moisture) of the -12°C dew point and the 8%
relative humidity. These intersect at approximately 25°C. Below this intersection (~25°C), the dew point
(-12°C) represents the minimum moisture level, while above it relative humidity (8%) is the minimum.
Moisture levels lower than 0.5°C DP, but not lower -10 °C DP or 8% relative humidity, can be accepted if
appropriate control measures are implemented to limit the generation of static electricity on personnel and
equipment in the data center. All personnel and mobile furnishings and equipment must be connected to
ground through an appropriate static control system. The following items are considered the minimum
requirements:
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Conductive materials (conductive flooring, conductive footwear on all personnel that go into the data
center, and all mobile furnishings and equipment will be made of conductive or static dissipative
materials).
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During maintenance on any hardware, a properly functioning wrist strap must be used by any
personnel who come into contact with IT equipment.
If you adhere to ASHRAE Class A3, Temperature: 36°C - 40°C (96.8°F - 104°F) with relaxed support:
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A support cloud like workload with no performance degradation is acceptable (Turbo-Off).
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Under no circumstance can any combination of worst case workload and configuration result in
system shutdown or design exposure at 40°C.
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The worst case workload (like Linpack and Turbo-On) might have performance degradation.
Specific component restrictions:
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Processor E5-2699 v3, E5-2697 v3, E5-2667 v3, E5-2643 v3, E5-2637 v3: Temperature: 5°C - 30°C
(41°F - 86°F); Altitude: 0 – 304.8 m (1000ft).
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Intel Xeon Phi 7120P: Temperature: 5°C - 30°C (41°F - 86°F); Altitude: 0 – 304.8 m (1000ft).
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nx360 M5 with rear HDD: Temperature: 5°C - 30°C (41°F - 86°F); Altitude: 0 – 304.8 m (1000ft).
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nx360 M5 servers in configuration that also includes nx360 M4 servers are not supported by any of
the following processors: E5-2699 v3, E5-2697 v3, E5-2667 v3, E5-2643 v3, E5-2637 v3.
Electrical requirements
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100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 6.8 A
200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 5.0 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
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Minimum configuration: 0.1 kVA
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Maximum configuration: 6.0 kVA
BTU output
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Minimum configuration: 341 Btu/hr (100 watts)
Maximum configuration: 20,471 Btu/hr (6,000 watts)
Noise level
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7.0 bels (idle)
Regulatory compliance
The server conforms to the following international standards:
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Energy Star 2.0
FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
Canada ICES-003, issue 5, Class A
UL/IEC 60950-1
CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
NOM-019
Argentina IEC60950-1
Japan VCCI, Class A
IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
China CCC GB4943.1, GB9254, Class A, and GB17625.1
Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class A; AS/NZS 60950.1
Korea KN22, Class A, KN24
Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1, GOST R 51318.22, and GOST R 51318.24,
GOST R 51317.3.2, GOST R 51317.3.3
IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, and EN61000-3-2,
EN61000-3-3)
CISPR 22, Class A
TUV-GS (EN60950-1/IEC 60950-1, and EK1-ITB2000)
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Warranty options
The IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 and IBM NeXtScale n1200 enclosure have a 3-year onsite warranty with
9x5/next business day terms. IBM offers the warranty service upgrades through IBM ServicePac offerings.
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. Each country might have its own service types, service
levels, response times, and terms and conditions. Not all covered types of ServicePac offerings might be
available in a particular country. For more information about IBM ServicePac offerings that are available
in your country, visit the IBM ServicePac Product Selector:
https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac
The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.
Table 25. Warranty service definitions
Term
Description
IBM onsite
repair (IOR)
A service technician comes to the server's location for equipment repair.
24x7x2 hour
A 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 hour
A 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 hour
A 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. - 5:00 p.m. in
the customer's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays. If after 1:00 p.m. 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
A service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location on the business day after we
business day receive your call, following remote problem determination. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. in the customer's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays.
In general, these are the types of IBM ServicePac offerings:
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Warranty and maintenance service upgrades
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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 2 years of warranty extension
Remote technical support services
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One or three years with 24x7 coverage (severity 1) or 9x5/next business day for all severities
Installation and start support for System x servers
Remote technical support for System x servers
Software support - Support Line
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Microsoft or Linux software
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VMware
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Rack cabinets
The NeXtScale n1200 enclosure is supported in the following racks:
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IBM 42U 1100 mm Enterprise V2 Deep Dynamic Rack
IBM 42U 1100 mm Dynamic Enterprise V2 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 that are listed in the following table.
Table 26. Rack options
Part number
Feature code
Description
Monitor kits and keyboard trays
17238BX
1723HC1 FC A3EK
IBM 1U 18.5" Standard Console
17238EX
1723HC1 FC A3EL
IBM 1U 18.5" Enhanced Media Console
172317X
1723HC1 FC 0051
1U 17in Flat Panel Console Kit
172319X
1723HC1 FC 0052
1U 19in Flat Panel Console Kit
3858D3X
3858HC1 FC A4X1
Avocent Universal Management Gateway 6000 for IBM
1754D2X
1754HC2 FC 6695
IBM Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X
1754HC1 FC 6694
IBM Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X
1754HC4 FC 0726
IBM Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X
1754HC3 FC 0725
IBM Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
00AK142
A4X4
UM KVM Module VGA+SD Dual RJ45
43V6147
3757
IBM Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)
39M2895
3756
IBM USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO)
39M2897
3754
IBM Long KVM Conversion Option (4 Pack Long KCO)
46M5383
5341
IBM Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
46M5382
5340
IBM Serial Conversion Option (SCO)
Console switches
Console cables
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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External disk storage systems
The following table lists the external storage systems that are supported by the server and can be ordered
through the System x sales channel. The server might support other IBM disk systems that are not listed
in this table. For more information, see IBM System Storage® Interoperability Center at
http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic.
Table 27. External disk storage systems
Part number
Description
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
181494H
IBM System Storage DS3950 Model 94
181498H
IBM System Storage DS3950 Model 98
181492H
IBM System Storage EXP395 Expansion Unit
1746A2E
IBM System Storage EXP3512 Express Storage™ Expansion Unit
1746A4E
IBM System Storage EXP3524 Express Storage Expansion Unit
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Storage Systems category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=externalstorage
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External backup units
The server supports the external backup attachment options that are listed in the following table.
Table 28. External backup options (Part 1)
Part number
Description
External tape expansion enclosures for internal tape drives
87651UX
1U Tape Drive Enclosure
8767HHX
Half High Tape Drive Enclosure
87651NX
1U Tape Drive Enclosure (with Nema 5-15P LineCord)
8767HNX
Half High Tape Drive Enclosure (with Nema 5-15P LineCord)
Tape enclosure adapters (with cables)
44E8869
USB Enclosure Adapter Kit
40K2599
SAS Enclosure Adapter Kit
Internal backup drives that are supported by external tape enclosures
46C5364
IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - Internal USB 160 GB Bundle
46C5387
IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - Internal USB 320 GB Bundle
46C5388
IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - Internal USB 500 GB Bundle
46C5399
IBM DDS Generation 5 USB Tape Drive
39M5636
IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive
43W8478
IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 SAS Tape Drive
44E8895
IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 SAS Tape Drive
49Y9898
IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 Internal SAS Tape Drive
00D8924
IBM Half High LTO Ultrium Gen 6 Internal SAS Tape Drive
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Table 28. External backup options (Part 2)
Part number
Description
External backup units*
362516X
IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - External USB 160 GB Bundle
362532X
IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - External USB 320 GB Bundle
362550X
IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - External USB 500 GB Bundle
3628L3X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 External SAS Tape Drive (with US power cord)
3628L4X
IBM 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)
3628N3X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 External SAS Tape Drive (without power cord)
3628N4X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 External SAS Tape Drive (without power cord)
3628N5X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (without power cord)
3580S3V
System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model H3V
3580S4V
System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model H4V
3580S5E
System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express Model H5S
3580S5X
System Storage TS2350 Tape Drive Express Model S53
3572S4R
TS2900 Tape Library with LTO4 HH SAS drive & rack mount kit
3572S5R
TS2900 Tape Library with LTO5 HH SAS drive & rack mount kit
35732UL
TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U Driveless
35734UL
TS3200 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 that are listed can be ordered through the System x sales channel. The server might
support other IBM tape drives that are not listed in this table. For more information, see IBM System Storage
Interoperability 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
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Top-of-rack Ethernet switches
The server supports the top-of-rack Ethernet switches from IBM System Networking that are listed in the
following table.
Table 29. IBM System Networking - Top-of-rack switches
Part number
Description
IBM System Networking - 1 Gb top-of-rack switches
7309BAX
IBM System Networking RackSwitch™ G7028 (24 ports)
7309CAX
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G7028 (48 ports)
0446013
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000R
7309CFC
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000F
7309G52
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8052R
730952F
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8052F
IBM System Networking - 10 Gb top-of-rack switches
7309DRX
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front)
7309DFX
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264CS (Front to Rear)
7309BR6
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124ER
7309BF7
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124EF
7309G64
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264R
730964F
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264F
7309CR9
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264TR
7309CF9
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264TF
IBM System Networking - 40 Gb top-of-rack switches
8036BRX
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8332 (Rear to Front)
8036BFX
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8332 (Front to Rear)
8036ARX
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8316R
8036AFX
IBM 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
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Additional edge switches are offered as part of the IBM Intelligent Cluster™ program, as listed in the
following table.
Table 30. Switches in the IBM Intelligent Cluster program
Feature code
Description
1 Gb top-of-rack switches
2733
Cisco 2960G-48TC-L (48 port, Layer 2)
Not available
Juniper EX4200 (48 port, Layer 2/3)
6941
SMC 8126L2 (26 port, Layer 2)
6673
SMC 8150L2 (50 port, Layer 2)
10 Gb top-of-rack switches
A1M6
Cisco 3750X-48T-L (48 port, Layer 2/3)
Uninterruptible power supply units
The server supports attachments to the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are listed in the
following table.
Table 31. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number
Description
Rack-mounted UPS
21304RX
IBM UPS 10000XHV
53951AX
IBM 1500VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
53951KX
IBM 1500VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (230V)
53952AX
IBM 2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
53952KX
IBM 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)
53959KX
IBM 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
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Power distribution units
The server supports attachments to the power distribution units (PDUs) that are listed in the following
table.
Table 32. Power distribution units (part 1)
Part number
Description
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
46M4167
IBM 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A 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)
39M2816
IBM 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
39Y8934
DPI 32 amp/250 V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y8935
DPI 63amp/250 V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y8938
30 amp/125 V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P connector
39Y8939
30 amp/250 V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P connector
39Y8940
60 amp/250 V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 60A 2P+N+Gnd connector
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Table 32. Power distribution units (part 2)
Part number
Description
Universal PDUs
39Y8951
DPI Universal Rack PDU with US LV and HV power cords
39Y8952
DPI Universal Rack PDU with CEE7-VII Europe LC
39Y8953
DPI Universal Rack PDU with Denmark LC
39Y8954
DPI Universal Rack PDU with Israel LC
39Y8955
DPI Universal Rack PDU with Italy LC
39Y8956
DPI Universal Rack PDU with South Africa LC
39Y8957
DPI Universal Rack PDU with UK LC
39Y8958
DPI Universal Rack PDU with AS/NZ LC
39Y8959
DPI Universal Rack PDU with China LC
39Y8962
DPI Universal Rack PDU (Argentina)
39Y8960
DPI Universal Rack PDU (Brazil)
39Y8961
DPI Universal Rack PDU (India)
0U Basic PDUs
46M4122
IBM 0U 24 C13 16A 3 Phase PDU
46M4125
IBM 0U 24 C13 30A 3 Phase PDU
46M4128
IBM 0U 24 C13 30A PDU
46M4131
IBM 0U 24 C13 32A PDU
46M4140
IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 60A 3 Phase PDU
46M4143
IBM 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
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IBM Global Financing
IBM Global Financing can help you obtain the IT solution that you need while preserving funding for other
strategic investments and optimizing cash flow. Our Fair Market Value (FMV) lease helps ensure that you
have the latest IBM technology and with our mid-lease upgrade capability, you can increase the capacity
of the system with little to no change in monthly payments. At the end of the lease, take advantage of our
flexible end-of-lease options to fit your changing business needs. IBM Global Financing has the breadth
and depth of offerings, longevity, proven success, and global reach to help you develop a robust financing
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Here are some other reasons why working with us makes solid financial sense:

Expand your purchasing power: Affordable monthly payments allow you to change the technology
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business.” IBM Global Financing allows you to expand your purchase power to get you the right
solution.

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
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IBM Global Financing operates in more than 50 countries. For financing options in your country and to
contact a local financing specialist, go to http://ibm.com/financing.
IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM
subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates and
availability subject to client’s credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment, and product type and
options, and might vary by country. Non-hardware items must be one-time, non-recurring charges and are
financed by means of loans. Other restrictions might apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change,
extension or withdrawal without notice and might not be available in all countries. Contact your local IBM
Global Financing representative for additional details.
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Related publications and links
For more information, see these resources:

IBM US Announcement Letter
http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS114-142
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IBM NeXtScale System home page
http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/highdensity/nextscale
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IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 Installation and Service Guide
http://ibm.com/support/
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IBM NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure Installation and Service Guide
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=migr-5093698
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ServerProven hardware compatibility page for the nx360 M5
http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/xseries/5465.html
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IBM Redbooks Product Guides for IBM System x servers and options
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pgbycat
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IBM Power Configurator
http://ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/resources/powerconfig.html :
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Configuration and Option Guide
http://www.ibm.com/systems/xbc/cog/
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xREF - IBM x86 Server Reference
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/xref
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IBM System x Support Portal
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/
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