IBM System x3850 X5

IBM System x3850 X5
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IBM System x3850 X5
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The x3850 X5 server is the fifth generation of the Enterprise X-Architecture, delivering innovation with
enhanced reliability and availability features to enable optimal performance for databases, enterprise
applications, and virtualized environments. Environments that run around the clock to supply information
world-wide require dependable servers with features that can tolerate a component failure without total
shutdown.
The x3850 X5 server packs numerous fault-tolerant and high-availability features into a high-density,
rack-optimized package that helps to significantly reduce the space needed to support massive network
computing operations. A single x3850 X5 supports up to four of the new Intel Xeon E7 high-performance
10-core processors and up to 3 TB of memory. Two x3850 X5 servers can be connected together to form
a single-system image with up to eight processors and up to 6 TB of RAM. This processing capacity is
ideal for large-scale database or virtualization requirements. Figure 1 shows the IBM® System x3850 X5.
Figure 1. The IBM System x3850 X5
Did you know
The x3850 X5 is an ideal server for enterprise database and virtualization workloads. The x3850 X5
currently holds the #1 scores in five industry-standard benchmarks. This includes a four-socket TPC-C
(database benchmark) result of over 2.3 million transactions per minute (27% better than the closest HP
result) and world record TPC-H (business intelligence) price performance result.
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Locations of key components
Figure 2 shows the front of the server with the front bezel removed.
Figure 2. Front view of the IBM System x3850 X5
Figure 3 shows the rear of the server.
Figure 3. Rear view of the IBM System x3850 X5
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Figure 4 shows the locations of key components inside the server.
Figure 4. Inside view of the IBM System x3850 X5
The x3850 X5 supports the addition of the MAX5 memory expansion unit. This 1U device is cabled
directly to the server and provides an additional 512 GB of memory capacity for applications that can
benefit from the extra RAM. Figure 5 shows the MAX5 optional memory expansion unit.
Figure 5. Inside view of the MAX5 optional memory expansion unit for the IBM System x3850 X5
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Standard specifications
Table 1 lists the standard specifications.
Table 1. Standard specifications (Part 1)
Components
Specification
Form factor/height
Rack/4U per chassis; MAX5 adds 1U.
Scalability
Machine type 7143 can scale as follows:
 One server (4U rack-mounted complex)
 One server with MAX5 memory expansion unit (5U rack-mounted complex)
 Two servers with two MAX5 memory expansion units (10U rack-mounted complex)
Processor type
Machine type 7143: Intel Xeon E7-8800 and E7-4800 families, up to 10 cores.
Number of processors
Most models: 2 standard (some 4 standard); 4 maximum.
Cache (max)
Up to 30 MB L3 cache
Memory DIMM sockets
Up to eight memory cards, each with eight DIMM sockets (64 DIMM sockets total).
MAX5 adds 32 DIMM sockets.
Memory maximums
7143: 2.0 TB using 32 GB DIMMs. Up to 3.0 TB with the addition of MAX5
Expansion slots
Eight slots total:
 Seven PCIe 2.0 slots (one used by 10 Gb Ethernet card, if included).
 One PCIe 2.0 slot for supported RAID card.
Disk bays
Eight 2.5" hot-swap SAS or sixteen 1.8" solid-state drives (SSD).
Maximum internal
storage
4.8 TB SAS per chassis (using eight 600 GB 2.5" SAS HDDs).
Network interface
Two 1 Gb Ethernet ports. Broadcom 5709C controller.
Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter standard on most models with two 10 Gb Ethernet
ports
Power supply (std/max)
Up to two hot-swap redundant 1975 W power supplies
Hot-swap components
Power supplies, fans, hard disk drives, and solid-state-drives.
RAID support
7143: Integrated RAID-0, RAID-1 with ServeRAID M1015 in dedicated PCIe slot
Optional RAID-5, 6, 10, 50, 60
External ports
Rear: Four scalability ports , one Ethernet for systems management, one serial port, four
USB 2.0, one VGA, two Gb Ethernet
Front: Two USB 2.0
Internal: One USB 2.0 port for Embedded Hypervisor
Systems management
Alert on LAN 2, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director, IBM ServerGuide,
Integrated Management Module (IMM), light path diagnostics (independently powered),
Predictive Failure Analysis on hard disk drives, processors, VRMs, fans and memory,
Wake on LAN, Dynamic System Analysis, QPI Faildown.
Operating systems
supported
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 (Standard, Enterprise and Data Center Editions
64-bit), 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, 64-bit SUSE Enterprise Linux, (Server and
Advanced Server), VMware vSphere Hypervisor
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Table 1. Standard specifications (Part 2)
Components
Specification
Limited warranty
Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty.
Dimensions
Width: 440 mm (17.3 inches), depth: 712 mm (28.0 inches), height: 173 mm (6.8 inches)
or 4 rack units (4U)
Weight
Minimum configuration: 35.4 kg (78 lb), maximum configuration: 49.9 kg (110 lb)
The x3850 X5 servers are shipped with the following items:
Rack rails and hardware
Cable management hardware
Country kit carton
Two 2.8 m 220 V intra-rack cables
On/off switch cover
Documentation CD
IBM Systems Director 6.2 DVD
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Standard models
Table 2 lists the standard models.
Table 2. Standard models - Machine type 7143 (Intel Xeon E7-4800 and E7-8800 series processors)
Model
7143-
Intel Xeon CPUs (4 max) (quantity,
model, core speed, cores, L3 cache,
memory speed)
Scale
without
MAX5‡
Scale
with
MAX5‡
MAX5
Memory
(cards)*
B1x
2x E7-4807 6C 1.86GHz 18MB 800
No
Yes
Opt
B2x
2x E7-4820 8C 2.00GHz 18MB 978
No
Yes
B3x
2x E7-4830 8C 2.13GHz 24MB 1066
No
B5x
2x E7-4850 10C 2.00GHz 24MB 1066
B6x
RAID
Bays
(std/max)
(No disks)
10G
Std
Std
PS
2x4GB (1) Opt
0 / 8 (2.5")
Opt
1
Opt
4x4GB (2) M1015
4 / 8 (2.5")
Std
2
Yes
Opt
4x4GB (2) M1015
4 / 8 (2.5")
Std
2
No
Yes
Opt
4x4GB (2) M1015
4 / 8 (2.5")
Std
2
2x E7-4860 10C 2.26GHz 24MB 1066
No
Yes
Opt
4x4GB (2) M1015
4 / 8 (2.5")
Std
2
B7x
2x E7-4870 10C 2.40GHz 30MB 1066
No
Yes
Opt
4x4GB (2) M1015
4 / 8 (2.5")
Std
2
C1x
2x E7-8850 10C 2.00GHz 24MB 1066
Yes
Yes
Opt
4x4GB (2) M1015
4 / 8 (2.5")
Std
2
C2x
2x E7-8860 10C 2.26GHz 24MB 1066
Yes
Yes
Opt
4x4GB (2) M1015
4 / 8 (2.5")
Std
2
C3x
2x E7-8870 10C 2.40GHz 30MB 1066
Yes
Yes
Opt
4x4GB (2) M1015
4 / 8 (2.5")
Std
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‡ Columns indicate whether the server can scale to two nodes without a MAX5 attached and with a MAX5 attached.
* The number in brackets is the number of memory cards standard in each model. Up to eight cards are supported.
Each holds up to eight DIMMs for a total of 64 DIMMs. The MAX5 adds 32 DIMM sockets for a total of 96 DIMMs.
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Workload-optimized models
Table 3 lists the announced workload-optimized models. These are all named IBM System x3950 X5 to
distinguish them from base x3850 X5 models, even though the base hardware is the same. These are
systems that are specially configured to meet the requirements of a particular software stack.
Table 3. Workload-optimized models - Machine type 7143 (Intel Xeon E7-4800 and E7-8800 series
processors)
Model
Intel Xeon CPUs
(4 max)**
MAX5
Memory=
(cards)*
Standard
RAID
Disk bays
(std/max)
Disks=======
Network†
DVD
PS
Database workload -optimized models
7143-D1x
4x E7-4850 10C
2.00GHz 24MB
Opt
32x4GB
(8 cards)
2x 6Gb
SSD HBA
16 / 16
(1.8" SSD)
16x 200GB
2x 320GB PCIe
2x 1Gb +
2x 10Gb
Opt
2
7143-D2x
4x E7-4860 10C
2.26GHz 24MB
Opt
32x4GB
(8 cards)
4x B5015
16 / 16
(1.8" SSD)
16x 200GB
2x 1Gb +
2x 10Gb
Opt
2
SAP HANA workload -optimized models
7143-H1x
7143-H4x«
2x E7-8870 10C
2.40GHz 30MB
NS§
16x16GB
(4 cards)
1x M5015
+ battery
8/8
(2.5" HDD)
8x 600GB SAS
1x 320GB PCIe
6x 1Gb +
2x 10Gb
Multi
2
7143-H2x
7143-H5x«
4x E7-8870 10C
2.40GHz 30MB
NS§
32x16GB
(8 cards)
1x M5015
+ battery
8/8
(2.5" HDD)
8x 600GB SAS
1x 640GB PCIe
6x 1Gb +
2x 10Gb
Multi
2
7143-H3x‡
4x E7-8870 10C
2.40GHz 30MB
NS§
32x16GB
(8 cards)
1x M5015
+ battery
8/8
(2.5" HDD)
8x 600GB SAS
1x 640GB PCIe
6x 1Gb +
2x 10Gb
Opt
2
Virtualization workload -optimized models
7143-F1x
(ESX)
4x E7-4860 10C
2.26GHz 24MB
Std
(V2)
96x4GB
(8 cards)
1x M1015
4/8
(2.5" HDD)
Open
2x 1Gb +
2x 10Gb
Opt
2
7143-F2x
(RH)
4x E7-4860 10C
2.26GHz 24MB
Std
(V2)
96x4GB
(8 cards)
1x M1015
4/8
(2.5" HDD)
Open
2x 1Gb +
2x 10Gb
Opt
2
7143-B8x
(ESX)
4x E7-4860 10C
2.26GHz 24MB
Std
(V1)
96x4GB
(8 cards)
1x M1015
4/8
(2.5" HDD)
Open
2x 1Gb +
2x 10Gb
Opt
2
7143-B9x
(ESX)
4x E7-4860 10C
2.26GHz 24MB
Std
(V2)
96x4GB
(8 cards)
1x M1015
4/8
(2.5" HDD)
Open
2x 1Gb +
2x 10Gb
Opt
2
** Processor detail: Quantity, model, core speed, cores, L3 cache, memory speed.
« Models H4x and H5x are for Canada only and are the same configuration as H1x and H2x respectively.
* The number in brackets is the number of memory cards standard in each model. Up to eight cards are supported.
Each holds up to eight DIMMs for a total of 64 DIMMs. The MAX5 adds 32 DIMM sockets for a total of 96 DIMMs.
† The H models include one Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter and one Intel Ethernet Quad Port
Server Adapter I340-T4 for a total of two 10Gb ports and six 1Gb ports. All D and F models include one Emulex
10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter.
‡ Model H3x includes the QPI Scalability Kit (four cables), part number 46M0072. Use model H3x with a model H2x to
form a 2-node scaled complex.
§ NS=Not supported. MAX5 is not currently certified for use with SAP HANA and is therefore not supported
About these models:
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Models 7143-D1x, D2x: These models are designed for database applications and use solid state
drives for the best I/O performance.
Backplane connections for sixteen 1.8-inch solid state drives (SSD) are standard, as are sixteen 200
GB high-performance solid-state drives. Model D1x includes two SSD host bus adapters and model
D2x includes four SSD-optimized ServeRAID B5015 RAID controllers.
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Models 7143-H1x, H2x, H3x, H4x, H5x: The H models are optimized to run the SAP
High-Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) solution.
HANA is an integrated, ready-to-run, hardware-software offering, featuring the new SAP In-Memory
Computing Engine. Models H1x and H2x include a preload comprising SLES for SAP, IBM GPFS,
and the SAP HANA software stack. H3x is a model designed to be connected to a model H2x system
to form an eight-processor system. H3x includes the four QPI cables necessary to join two systems
together to form a two-node complex. H3x also includes the additional licenses to cover the extra four
sockets, but does not include any preload because it is designed as an add-on to the H2x offering. All
H models include either 256 GB or 512 GB of RAM, SAS disk drives, and a high IOPS solid-state
storage PCIe adapter (either 320 GB or 640 GB in capacity). Models H4x and H5x are for Canada
only and are the same configuration as H1x and H2x respectively.
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Model 7143-F1x, B8x, B9x: These models are designed for virtualization applications and include
VMware ESXi 4.1 Update 1 on an integrated bootable USB memory key. The model comes standard
with the MAX5 memory expansion unit and 384 GB of memory implemented using cost-effective 4GB
memory DIMMs (256 GB in the server and 128 GB in the MAX5).
F1x is available world-wide and includes a MAX5 V2, 88Y6529. Models B8x and B9x are for China
only. B8x includes a MAX5, 59Y6265. B9x includes a MAX5 V2, 88Y6529.
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Model 7143-F2x: This model is designed for Open Virtualization and includes Red Hat Enterprise
Linux with the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (Kernel-Based Virtual Machine, KVM).
The software is not preloaded. The model comes standard with the MAX5 memory expansion unit
and 384 GB of memory implemented using cost-effective 4GB memory DIMMs (256 GB in the server
and 128 GB in the MAX5).
Refer to the Standard Specifications section for information about standard features of the server.
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MAX5
The IBM MAX5 memory expansion unit is a 1U unit and has 32 DDR3 DIMM sockets, two 675-watt power
supplies, and five 40 mm hot-swap speed-controlled fans. It provides added memory and multinode
scaling support for the x3850 X5 server. Some models include the MAX5 standard, as listed in Table 2
through to Table 5. The MAX5 options are listed in Table 6.
There are two MAX5 options available.
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IBM MAX5 for System x®, part number 59Y6265
IBM MAX5 V2 for System x, part number 88Y6529
Both x3850 X5 machine types (7143 and 7145) support both MAX5 options, provided the latest firmware
is used (UEFI level G0E171T/A and other supporting firmware). When used with the x3850 X5 machine
type 7143 (Intel Xeon E7-4800 and E7-8800 series processors), MAX5 V2 supports low-voltage
(operating at 1.35V DIMMs).
Note that some models and some processors do not support the MAX5. See the model table and the
processor options table for details. MAX5 includes two power supplies; no additional power supplies are
needed or available.
Table 4. MAX5
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported
59Y6265
IBM MAX5 for System x
1
88Y6529
IBM MAX5 V2 for System x
1
59Y6267
IBM MAX5 to x3850 X5 Cable Kit (quantity of four cables) - used to
connect one server to one MAX5
1
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Two-node and MAX5 scaling
The x3850 X5 supports the following scalable configurations:
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A single x3850 X5 server with four processor sockets. This configuration is sometimes referred to as
a single-node server.
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A single x3850 X5 server with a single MAX5 memory expansion unit attached. This configuration is
sometimes referred to as a memory-expanded server.
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Two x3850 X5 servers connected together to form a single-image eight-socket server. This
configuration is sometimes referred to as a two-node server.
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Two x3850 X5 servers connected together to form a single-image eight-socket server with two MAX5
memory expansion units attached. This configuration is sometimes referred to as a two-node
memory-expanded server. Only machine type 7143 supports this configuration.
Table 5 lists the cable options needed when scaling. Note that not all processors and models support all
of these configurations - see Table 6 for specific details.
Table 5. Cables for two-node and MAX5 scaling
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported
59Y6267
IBM MAX5 to x3850 X5 Cable Kit (Quantity 4 cables) - used to connect
one server to one MAX5
1
46M0072
IBM x3850 X5 and x3950 X5 QPI Scalability Kit (Quantity 4 cables) used to connect two servers together without MAX5 units
1
59Y6271
IBM eX5 MAX5 2-Node EXA Scalability Kit - used to connect two
servers together when MAX5 units are also used (for machine type
7143 only)
1
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Processor options
The x3850 X5 supports the processor options listed in Table 6. The server supports up to four processors.
The E7-8000 processors support native QPI scaling to two nodes without the need for a MAX5 memory
expansion unit. All Intel Xeon E7 processors support two-node scaling with MAX5 (requires IBM MAX5 V2
for System x, 88Y6529)
Table 6. Processor options - Machine type 7143 (Intel Xeon E7-4800 and E7-8800 series processors)
Part
number
Intel Xeon processor description
Can scale to
two nodes
without MAX5
Can scale to
two nodes
with MAX5*
Models
where used
69Y1889
E7-4807 6C 1.86GHz 18MB 800MHz 95W
No
Yes
7143-B1x
69Y1890
E7-4820 8C 2.00GHz 18MB 978MHz 105W
No
Yes
7143-B2x
69Y1891
E7-4830 8C 2.13GHz 24MB 1066MHz 105W
No
Yes
7143-B3x
88Y5358
E7-4850 10C 2.00GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130W
No
Yes
7143-B5x, D1x
69Y1892
E7-4860 10C 2.26GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130W
No
Yes
7143-B6x, D2x
69Y1893
E7-4870 10C 2.40GHz 30MB 1066MHz 130W
No
Yes
7143-B7x
69Y1896
E7-8830 8C 2.13GHz 24MB 1066MHz 105W
Yes
Yes
-
69Y1894
E7-8837 8C 2.67GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130W
Yes
Yes
-
88Y5357
E7-8850 10C 2.00GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130W
Yes
Yes
7143-C1x
69Y1898
E7-8860 10C 2.26GHz 24MB 1066MHz 130W
Yes
Yes
7143-C2x
69Y1897
E7-8867L 10C 2.13GHz 30MB 1066MHz 105W
Yes
Yes
-
69Y1899
E7-8870 10C 2.40GHz 30MB 1066MHz 130W
Yes
Yes
7143-H1x, H2x, H3x
* Requires IBM MAX5 V2 for System x, 88Y6529. The IBM MAX5 for System x, 59Y6265, is not supported.
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Memory options
The IBM System x3850 X5 supports DDR3 memory. Memory is installed in memory cards. The server
supports eight memory cards, and each card holds eight DIMMs. Two memory cards are connected to
each processor. As a result, all eight memory cards are usable only when all four processors are installed.
Adding a MAX5 memory expansion unit to the server offers an additional 32 DIMM slots for a total of 96
DIMM slots per node.
The following table lists the memory options that are supported in the server and MAX5 (either MAX5 V2
or MAX5).
Note: You cannot use DIMMs that are x8 DRAM technology (as indicated by "x8" in the description) in the
same system or MAX5 with DIMMs that are x4 DRAM technology ("x4" in the description). This effectively
means that you cannot mix 2GB, 4GB and 8GB DIMMs (x8 technology) with 16GB and 32GB DIMMs (x4
technology)
Table 7. Memory options - x3850 X5 machine type 7143 (Intel Xeon E7 series processors)
Part
number
x3850 X5
feature code
Description
Where used
69Y1888
A14D
IBM x3850 X5 and x3950 X5 Memory Expansion Card (7143 only)
All 7143 models
44T1592
1712
2GB (1x2GB, 1Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz
49Y1407
8942
4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz
44T1599
1713
4GB (1x4GB, Dual Rankx8) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz
46C7448
1701
4GB (1x4GB, Quad Rankx8) PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3-1066MHz
49Y1399
A14E
8GB (1x8GB, 4Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz
46C7482
1706
8GB (1x8GB, Quad Rankx8) PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz
49Y1400
8939
16GB (1x16GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz 7143-H1x, H2x,
H3x, H4x, H5x,
46C7483
1707
16GB (1x16GB, 4Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz
90Y3101
A1CP
32GB (1x32GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz
All other models
Table 8. Memory options - MAX5 V2, 88Y6529
Part number
MAX5 V2
feature code
Description
44T1592
2429
2GB MAX5 1x2GB 1Rx8 1.5V PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
49Y1407
A1MH
4GB MAX5 (1x4GB, 2Gb, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600R-999 LP ECC RDIMM
44T1599
2431
4GB MAX5 1x4GB DualRankx8 PC310600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
46C7482
2432
8GB MAX5 1x8GB QuadRankx8 PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
49Y1399
A1N7
8GB MAX5 1x8GB, 4Rx8, 1.35V PC3L-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP
RDIMM
46C7483
2433
16GB MAX5 1x16G QuadRankx4 PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
90Y3101
A1R2
32GB MAX5 (4GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-8500 DDR3-1066MHz LP RDIMM
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Table 9. Memory options - MAX5, 59Y6265
Part number
MAX5
feature code
Description
44T1592
2429
2GB MAX5 1x2GB 1Rx8 1.5V PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
44T1599
2431
4GB MAX5 1x4GB DualRankx8 PC310600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
46C7482
2432
8GB MAX5 1x8GB QuadRankx8 PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
46C7483
2433
16GB MAX5 1x16G QuadRankx4 PC3-8500 CL7 ECC DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
The following memory protection technologies are supported:
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ECC
ChipKill
Memory Mirroring
Memory Sparing
Redundant Bit Steering (MAX5, or servers with E7 processors only, x4 DIMMs only)
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Internal disk storage options
The server supports either up to eight 2.5" drives or up to 16 1.8" drives internally. The number of drives
that can be inserted depends on the backplanes that are installed. Backplane options are listed in the
following table. The backplanes that are standard in each model are listed in Table 2.
Table 10. Drive backplane options
Part number
Name
Maximum quantity
supported
59Y6213
IBM eXFlash 8x 1.8-inch HS SAS SSD Backplane - supports eight
1.8" drives (includes two SAS cables)
2
59Y6135
IBM 2.5" Hot Swap SAS Hard Disk Drive Backplane - supports four
2.5-inch drives (includes one SAS cable)
2
The following table lists the hard drive options available for internal storage.
Table 11. Disk drive options for internal disk storage
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported
2.5-inch SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
42D0632
IBM 146 GB 10 K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
8
42D0637
IBM 300 GB 10 K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
8
42D0672
IBM 73 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
8
42D0677
IBM 146 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
8
81Y9670
IBM 300 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
8
42D0707
IBM 500 GB 7200 6 Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
8
49Y2003
IBM 600 GB 10 K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
8
81Y9650
IBM 900 GB 10 K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
8
2.5-inch solid-state drives
43W7714
IBM 50 GB SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS High IOPS SSD
8
43W7718
IBM 200 GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS SSD
8
1.8-inch solid-state drives
43W7726
IBM 50 GB SATA 1.8-inch MLC SSD
16
43W7746
IBM 200 GB SATA 1.8-inch MLC SSD
16
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The following table lists the RAID controllers and additional options used for internal disk storage of x3850
X5 server.
Table 12. RAID controllers for internal storage
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported
44E8689
ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller
1
46M0832
ServeRAID M1000 Series Advance Feature Key
-
46M0831
ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller
1
46M0916
ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller
1
46M0829
ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller
1
46M0969
ServeRAID B5015 SSD Controller
4
81Y4426
ServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key†
-
46M0930
ServeRAID M5000 Series Advance Feature Key†
-
46M0917
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Assembly
-
† Only one key is supported in each controller, either the Advance Feature Key or the Performance Accelerator Key.
The ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
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Two internal x4 SFF-8087 connectors
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 1E
3 Gbps throughput per port
Based on the LSI 1068e controller
PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
Stripe size: 64 KB (fixed)
For more information, see the IBM System x at-a-glance guide ServeRAID-BR10i SAS/SATA Controller ,
TIPS0737, at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0737.html?Open
The ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
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Two Mini-SAS internal connectors
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional ServeRAID M1000 Series Advanced Feature Key
6 Gbps throughput per port
Based on the LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
Configurable stripe size up to 64 KB
For more information, see the at-a-glance guide ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller for System x,
TIPS0740, at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0740.html?Open
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The ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
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Two Mini-SAS internal connectors
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50
Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key
Performance optimization for SSD drives with optional M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key
6 Gbps throughput per port
PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps ROC controller
256 MB of onboard cache
Optional Intelligent Li-Ion-based battery backup unit with the ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit
For more information, see the at-a-glance guide ServeRAID M5015 and M5014 SAS/SATA Controllers for
IBM System x, TIPS0738, at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0738.html?Open
The ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
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Two Mini-SAS internal connectors
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50
Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key
Performance optimization for SSD drives with optional M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key
6 Gbps throughput per port
PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps ROC controller
512 MB of onboard cache
Standard Intelligent Li-Ion-based battery backup unit with up to 48 hours of data retention
For more information, see the at-a-glance guide ServeRAID M5015 and M5014 SAS/SATA Controllers for
IBM System x, TIPS0738 at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0738.html?Open
The ServeRAID B5015 SSD Controller has the following specifications:
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Two Mini-SAS internal connectors
Supports RAID levels 1 and 5
6 Gbps throughput per SAS port
PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
Based on PMC-Sierra PM8013 maxSAS 6 Gb/s SAS RoC controller
Performance optimized for SSDs
Stripe size of up to 1 MB
For more information, see the at-a-glance guide ServeRAID B5015 SSD Controller, TIPS0763, at:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0763.html?Open
Internal tape drives
The server does not support an internal tape drive option.
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Optical drives
The server supports the optical drive options listed in the following table.
Table 13. Optical drives
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported
Standard models
where used
46M0901
IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM
1
-
46M0902
UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner
1
7143-H1x, H2x
IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM (part number 46M0901) supports the following media and
speeds for reading:
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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
IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner (part number 46M0902) supports the same media and
speeds for reading as DVD-ROM (46M0901). In addition, this drive supports the following media and
speeds for writing:
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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
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I/O expansion options
The server offers the following PCI Express 2.0 slots. None are hot-swap.
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Slot 1: PCI Express 2.0 x16, full length, full height
Slot 2: PCI Express 2.0 x4 (x8 mechanical), full length, full height
Slot 3: PCI Express 2.0 x8, full length, full height
Slot 4: PCI Express 2.0 x8, full length, full height
Slot 5: PCI Express 2.0 x8, half length, full height
Slot 6: PCI Express 2.0 x8, half length, full height
Slot 7: PCI Express 2.0 x8, half length, full height (used by the Emulex 10Gb Ethernet Adapter)
The server has an additional PCI Express slot dedicated to the BR10i RAID controller if installed.
Note: The use of slots 1 - 4 requires that a second processor be installed.
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Network adapters
x3850 X5 offers two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, based on the Broadcom BCM5709C controller.
Most models also have an Emulex 10Gb Dual-port Ethernet Adapter (feature 1648) installed as standard
in slot 7. See Table 2 for specifics. This adapter is functionally identical to the Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric
Adapter for IBM System x, 49Y4250. The difference is that the Emulex 10Gb Dual-port Ethernet Adapter
has a longer edge connector, meaning that the card can only be installed in this server. For technical
details about this card, see the IBM Redbooks® at-a-glance guide Emulex 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter for
IBM System x, TIPS0762, available at http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0762.html.
The following table lists additional supported network adapters.
Table 14. Network adapters
Part
number
Description
Slots
supported
Max quantity
supported
10 Gb Ethernet
81Y9990 Mellanox ConnectX-2 Dual Port 10GbE Adapter for IBM System x
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
49Y7960 Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
49Y7910 Broadcom NetXtreme II Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
42C1820 Brocade 10 Gb CNA for IBM System x
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
42C1800 QLogic 10 Gb CNA for IBM System x
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
49Y4250 Emulex 10 GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
-
7
Emulex 10 Gb Dual-port Ethernet Adapter for IBM System x
49Y7950 Emulex 10 GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM System x
1
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
1 Gb Ethernet
39Y6066 NetXtreme II 1000 Express Gb Ethernet Adapter- PCIe
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
42C1780 NetXtreme II 1000 Express Dual Port Ethernet Adapter
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
42C1750 PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
49Y4220 NetXtreme II 1000 Express Quad Port Ethernet Adapter
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
49Y4230 Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for IBM System x
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
49Y4240 Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for IBM System x
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
-
1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
QLogic QLE7340 single-port 4X QDR IB x8 PCI-E 2.0 HCA
InfiniBand
95Y3750 Mellanox ConnectX-2 Dual-port QSFP QDR IB Adapter for IBM System x 1,5,3,6,4,7,2 7
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Storage host bus adapters
The following table lists storage HBAs supported by the x3850 X5 server.
Table 15. Storage adapters
Part
number
Description
Slots
supported
Max quantity
supported
Fibre Channel
42D0501
QLogic 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
42D0510
QLogic 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
39R6525
QLogic 4 Gb FC Single-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
39R6527
QLogic 4 Gb FC Dual-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
42C2069
Emulex 4 Gb FC Single-Port PCI-E HBA for IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
42C2071
Emulex 4 Gb FC Dual-Port PCI-E HBA for IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
42D0485
Emulex 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
42D0494
Emulex 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
46M6049
Brocade 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
46M6050
Brocade 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
59Y1987
Brocade 4 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
59Y1993
Brocade 4 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
46M0912
IBM 6 Gb Performance Optimized HBA
1,3,4,2
4
46M0907
IBM 6 Gb SAS HBA
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
44E8700
IBM 3 Gb SAS HBA Controller v2
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
SAS
Converged Network Adapters (CNA)
42C1820
Brocade 10 Gb CNA for IBM System x
1,5,3,6,4,7,2
7
42C1800
QLogic 10 Gb CNA for IBM System x
1,5,3,6,4,7,2
7
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PCIe SSD adapters
The server supports the High IOPS SSD adapters listed in the following table.
Table 16. SSD adapters
Part
number
Description
Slots
supported
Max
quantity
46M0877
IBM 160 GB High IOPS SS Class SSD PCIe Adapter
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
81Y4531
640GB High IOPS MLC Adapter For IBM System X
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
46M0898
IBM 320 GB High IOPS MS Class SSD PCIe Adapter
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
46M0878
IBM 320 GB High IOPS SD Class SSD PCIe Adapter
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
81Y4527
1.28 TB High IOPS MLC DUO Adapter For IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5
5
81Y4519
640 GB High IOPS MLC DUO Adapter For IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
81Y4535
320 GB High IOPS SLC DUO Adapter For IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7
81Y4539
640 GB High IOPS SLC DUO Adapter For IBM System x
1,2,3,4,5
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Power supplies
The server supports up to two redundant hot-swap power supplies, providing N+N redundancy. Most
standard models come with two power supplies (Table 2).
Table 17. Power supplies
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity supported
59Y6139
IBM 1975 W Power Supply (x3850 X5)
2 (1 or 2 standard)
The MAX5 power subsystem consists of two hot-pluggable 675 W power supplies, designed for N+N (fully
redundant) hot-swap operation. Both MAX5 power supplies are standard.
An AC power supply ships standard with one 2.8 m C13 - C14 power cord.
Integrated virtualization
The server supports VMware ESXi installed on a USB memory key. The key is installed in a USB socket
inside the server. The following table lists the virtualization options. The use of the MAX5 memory
expansion unit requires that VMware ESXi 4.1 or later be used.
Table 18. Virtualization options
Part number Description
Maximum quantity supported
41Y8278
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware Hypervisor ESXi 4.0
1
41Y8287
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 4.1 (required for MAX5)
1
41Y8296
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 4.1 Update 1
1
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Remote management
The server contains IBM Integrated Management Module (IMM), 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 IMM lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records
the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. The IMM also provides a virtual presence
capability for remote server management capabilities.
The IMM provides remote server management through industry-standard interfaces:
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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:
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Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz, regardless of the system
state
Remotely accessing the server using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
Mapping the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client, and mapping
ISO and diskette image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the server
Uploading a diskette image to the IMM memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive
Capture blue-screen errors
Supported operating systems
The server supports the following operating systems:
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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
VMware ESX 4.1
VMware ESXi 4.1
See the IBM ServerProven® website for the latest information about the specific versions and service
levels supported and any other prerequisites:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/nos/matrix.shtml
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Physical and electrical specifications
Dimensions:
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Width: 440 mm (17.3 inches)
Depth: 712 mm (28.0 inches)
Height: 173 mm (6.8 inches) or 4 rack units (4U)
Weight:
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Minimum configuration: 35.4 kg (78 lb)
Maximum configuration: 49.9 kg (110 lb)
Electrical:
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100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 or 60 Hz; System 20A (10A/PS)
200 to 208 (nominal) V ac; 50 or 60 Hz; System 10A
200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 or 60 Hz; System 9A

Minimum configuration: 0.20 kVA (one power supply)

Minimum configuration: 0.26 kVA (two power supplies)

Typical configuration: 1.12 kVA (two power supplies)
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Maximum configuration: 2.16 kVA (two power supplies)
Btu output:
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Ship configuration (one power supply): 648 Btu/hr (190 watts)
Ship configuration (two power supplies): 802 Btu/hr (235 watts)
Typical configuration: 3,753 Btu/hr (1100 watts)
Full configuration: 7,336 Btu/hr (2150 watts)
Noise level: 6.3 bels
Note: The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) sound power level, in bels, for a
random sample of machines. All measurements made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in
conformance with ISO 9296.
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Warranty options
The IBM System x3850 X5 has a 3-year onsite warranty with 9x5/next-business-day terms. IBM offers the
warranty service upgrades through IBM ServicePacs®, discussed 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 ServicePacs might be
available in a particular country. For more information about IBM ServicePac offerings available in your
country, see the IBM ServicePac Product Selector at:
https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac
The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.
Table 19. Warranty service definitions
Term
Description
IBM onsite
repair (IOR)
A service technician will come 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. to 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 will
arrive by the end of the following business day.
9x5 next
business day
A 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 ServicePacs are:

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 two 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 startup support for System x servers
Remote technical support for System x servers
Software support - Support Line

Microsoft or Linux software

VMWare

IBM Director
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Regulatory compliance
The server conforms to the following international standards:
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Multiprocessor Specification (MPS) 1.4
Hardware-enabled to meet ISO 9241, Part 3
FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class A
IEC/UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition
CAN/CSA - C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 2nd Edition
NOM-019 (This server is certified by the respective UL and NOM agencies.)
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External disk storage expansion
The following table lists the external SAS disk storage expansion enclosures that are available.
Table 20. External SAS storage expansion enclosures
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported per one M 5025
172701X
IBM System Storage® EXP3000
18 (9 per port)
174712X
IBM System Storage EXP2512 Express
18 (9 per port)
174724X
IBM System Storage EXP2524 Express
9 (9 per port)
The hard disk drives listed in the following are supported with external expansion enclosures.
Table 21. Hard drive options for external expansion enclosures
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity supported
per one enclosure
EXP3000 Hot-Swap SATA 3.5" Hard Drives
43W7630
1000 GB Dual Port Hot Swap SATA
12
49Y1940
IBM 2 TB 7200 Dual Port SATA 3.5'' HS HDD
12
EXP3000 Hot-Swap SAS 3.5" Hard Drives
44W2234
IBM 300 GB 15K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
12
44W2239
IBM 450 GB 15K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
12
44W2244
IBM 600 GB 15K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
12
EXP2512 Hot-Swap SAS 3.5" Hard Drives
49Y1899
300 GB 15K 6 Gb SAS 3.5" HDD
12
49Y1900
450 GB 15K 6 Gb SAS 3.5" HDD
12
49Y1901
600 GB 15K 6 Gb SAS 3.5" HDD
12
49Y1903
1 TB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD
12
49Y1902
2 TB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD
12
EXP2524 Hot-Swap SAS 2.5" Hard Drives
49Y1896
146 GB 15K 6 Gb SAS 2.5” HDD
24
49Y1895
300 GB 10K 6 Gb SAS 2.5” HDD
24
81Y9596
600 GB 10K 6 Gb SAS 2.5” HDD
24
49Y1898
500 GB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 2.5” HDD
24
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The RAID controllers listed in the following table are supported with external expansion enclosures.
Table 22. RAID controllers for external storage expansion enclosures
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported
46M0830
ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller
4
46M0930
ServeRAID M5000 Series Advance Feature Key†
1 per one M5025
81Y4426
ServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key†
1 per one M5025
† Only one key is supported in each controller, either the Advance Feature Key or the Performance Accelerator Key.
The ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:

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Two Mini-SAS external connectors
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50
Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key
Performance optimization for SSD drives with optional M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key
6 Gbps throughput per port
PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps ROC controller
512 MB of onboard cache
Intelligent Li-Ion-based battery backup unit with up to 48 hours of data retention
Supports connectivity to the EXP3000, EXP2512, and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures
For more information, see the ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x at-a-glance
guide, TIPS0739, at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0739.html?Open
The external SAS cables listed in the following table are supported with external expansion enclosures
and M5025 RAID controllers.
Table 23. External SAS cables for external storage expansion enclosures
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported per enclosure *
39R6531
IBM 3 m SAS Cable
1
39R6529
IBM 1 m SAS Cable
1
* Note: The EXP3000 and EXP2500 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.
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External disk storage systems
The following table lists the external storage systems that are supported by x3550 M4 and can be ordered
through System x sales channel. The server may support other IBM disk systems that are not listed in this
table. Refer to IBM System Storage Interoperability Center for further information,
http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic
Table 24. 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
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External backup units
The server supports the external backup attachment options listed in the following table.
Table 25. 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 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
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Table 25. External tape 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 line cord)
3628L4X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 External SAS Tape Drive (with US line cord)
3628L5X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (with US line cord)
3628N3X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 External SAS Tape Drive (without line cord)
3628N4X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 External SAS Tape Drive (without line cord)
3628N5X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (without line 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 listed can be ordered through System x sales channel. Server may support other IBM
tape drives that are not listed in this table. Refer to IBM System Storage Interoperability Center for further information.
† Note: These part numbers are the tape drives options for 35732UL and 35734UL.
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Top-of-rack Ethernet switches
The server supports the top-of-rack Ethernet switches from IBM System Networking listed in the following
table.
Table 26. IBM System Networking - Top-of-rack switches
Part number
Description
IBM System Networking - 1 Gb top-of-rack switches
0446013
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000R
7309CFC
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000F
7309CD8
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000DC
7309G52
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8052R
730952F
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8052F
427348E
IBM Ethernet Switch J48E
6630010
Juniper Networks EX2200 24 Port
6630011
Juniper Networks EX2200 24 Port with PoE
6630012
Juniper Networks EX2200 48 Port
6630013
Juniper Networks EX2200 48 Port with PoE
IBM System Networking - 10 Gb top-of-rack switches
7309BD5
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124DC
7309BR6
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124ER
7309BF7
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124EF
7309G64
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264R
730964F
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264F
0719-410
Juniper Networks EX4500 - Front to Back Airflow
0719-420
Juniper Networks EX4500 - Back to Front Airflow
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Uninterruptible power supply units
The server supports attachments to the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units listed in Table 24.
Table 27. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number
Description
21304RX
IBM UPS 10000XHV
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 (200 V/208 V/230 V)
For more information, see the following at-a-glance guides:

IBM 3000VA LCD 3U Rack UPS, TIPS0782
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0782.html?Open

IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS, TIPS0793
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0793.html?Open

IBM 11000VA LCD 5U Rack UPS, TIPS0814
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0814.html?Open
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Power distribution units
The following table lists the server supports attachments to the power distribution units (PDUs).
Table 28. 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
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 linecord
39Y8923
DPI 60A Three Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord
39Y8941
DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU without line cord
39Y8948
DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU without line cord
Front-end PDUs
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
Universal PDUs
39Y8951
DPI Universal Rack PDU with US LV and HV line 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
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Table 28. Power distribution units (part 2)
Part number
Description
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 IBM 1U Switched and Monitored Power Distribution Units at-a-glance guide,
TIPS0775, at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0775.html?Open
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Rack cabinets
The server supports the rack cabinets listed in the following table.
Table 29. Rack cabinets
Part number
Description
93072PX
IBM 25U Static S2 Standard Rack
93604EX
IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack
93604PX
IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614EX
IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93614PX
IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack
93624EX
IBM 47U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93624PX
IBM 47U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack
93072RX
IBM 25U S2 standard Rack
14102RX
IBM 25RU standard Rack
93074RX
NetBAY S2 42U Standard Rack Cabinet
93074XX
IBM 42U S2 expansion Rack
93084EX
IBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
93084PX
IBM 42U Enterprise Rack
14104RX
IBM 42U S2 standard Rack
99564RX
IBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Rack Cabinet
99564XX
IBM S2 42U Dynamic Expansion Rack Cabinet
Rack options
The server supports the rack console switches and monitor kits listed in the following table.
Table 30. Rack options
Part number
Description
Monitor kits and keyboard trays
17231RX
IBM 1U 17" Flat Panel Console Kit with Optical Drive Bay
17233RX
IBM 1U 15" Flat Panel Console Kit
17235RX
IBM Rack Keyboard Tray
Console switches
1754D2X
IBM Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X
IBM Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X
IBM Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X
IBM Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
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For more information, see the following IBM Redbooks at-a-glance guides:

IBM 1754 LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers, TIPS0788
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0788.html?Open

IBM GCM16 and GCM32 Global Console Managers, TIPS0772
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0772.html?Open

IBM 1U 17-inch and 19-inch Flat Panel Console Kits, TIPS0731
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0731.html?Open
Related publications and links
For more information see the following resources:

IBM System x3850 X5 product page
http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/enterprise/x3850x5/index.html

IBM System x 3850 X5 Installation and User's Guide
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5085479

IBM System x 3850 X5 Problem Determination and Service Guide
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5084848

ServerProven hardware compatibility page for the x3850 X5
http://ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/xseries/7145.html

At-a-glance guides for IBM System x servers and options
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=ataglance

IBM System x DDR3 Memory Configurator
http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/ddr3config/

Configuration and Option Guide
http://www.ibm.com/systems/xbc/cog/

xRef - IBM System x Reference Sheets
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/xref

IBM System x Support Portal
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Downloads/Hardware/Systems/System_x/System_x3850_X5
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