Flex System Enterprise Chassis

Flex System Enterprise Chassis

Flex System Enterprise Chassis

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Flex System is the next generation of blade technology with more performance and bandwidth and far more capability to consolidate and virtualize than previous systems. Flex System is anchored by the Flex

System Enterprise Chassis which enables high-speed performance with integrated servers and networking. Furthermore, its flexible design can meet the needs of varying workloads with independently scalable IT resource pools for higher utilization and lower cost per workload.

The Flex System Enterprise Chassis is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1. The Flex System Enterprise Chassis

Did you know?

Flex System is one of the key underlying technologies at the heart of Lenovo converged systems offerings, PureFlex and VSPEX. PureFlex System combines advanced Flex System hardware integrated into a solution that is simple to acquire and deploy. PureFlex is also available in a version optimized for

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The VSPEX private cloud with Lenovo Flex System offers an easy on-ramp to cloud computing, with a rigorous validated EMC VSPEX built on Lenovo infrastructure, to ensure fast low risk deployments.

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Key features

The Flex System Enterprise Chassis is a simple, integrated infrastructure platform that supports a mix of compute, storage, and networking resources to meet the demands of your applications. The solution is easily scalable with the addition of another chassis with the required nodes. With Lenovo XClarity

Administrator, multiple chassis can be monitored from a single screen. This flexible 14 node, 10U chassis is designed for a simple deployment now and to scale to meet your needs in the future.

Flexibility and efficiency

The 14 bays in the chassis allow the installation of compute or management nodes, with networking modules in the rear. A single chassis or a group of chassis can be fully customized to the specific needs of the computing environment. IT can meet the needs of the business using a single system across multiple operating environments.

The system monitors and manages power usage on all major chassis components so you have total control over power consumption. Available power supply options are AC, -48V DC and HVDC. AC power options can be configurable in either a single or three-phase power domain. The chassis supports N+N or

N+1 redundant power supplies and an entirely passive mid-plane to meet your reliability needs. The power supplies are 80 PLUS Platinum-certified indicating high energy efficiency. The chassis design also optimizes cooling with cooling zones within the chassis. The system manages the fan modules based on node configuration within the chassis. So, the system can increase the speed of certain fan modules to cool potential hot spots, and use lower speeds for other fan modules where appropriate.

Easily scalable with simple administration

Because the Flex System Enterprise Chassis is an all-in-one solution, it is designed for growth from a single chassis to many. Adding compute, storage, or networking capability is as simple as adding additional nodes or modules. The simple, highly integrated management system allows you to use the

Chassis Management Modules integrated into each chassis to administer a single chassis, and the new

Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers agent-free hardware management for compute nodes and networking.

Designed for multiple generations of technology

The Flex System Enterprise Chassis is designed to be the foundation of your IT infrastructure now and into the future. Compute performance requirements are always on the rise and networking demands continue to grow with rising bandwidth needs and a shrinking tolerance for latency. The chassis is designed to scale to meet the needs of your future workloads, offering the flexibility to support current and future innovations in compute, storage, and networking technology.

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Locations of key components and connectors

Figure 2 shows the front of the Enterprise Chassis.

Figure 2. Front of the Flex System Enterprise Chassis

Figure 3 shows the rear of the Enterprise Chassis.

Figure 3. Rear of the Flex System Enterprise Chassis

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Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications (Part 1)

Components

Machine type

Firmware

Form factor

Maximum number of compute nodes

Chassis per

42U rack

Nodes per 42U rack

Specification

8721

Chassis with first generation Chassis Management Module (68Y7030): IBM-signed firmware

Chassis with Chassis Management Module 2 (00FJ669): Lenovo-signed firmware

10U rack-mounted unit.

14 half-wide (single bay), seven full-wide (two bays), three double-height full-wide (four bays) or one quadruple-height full-wide (8 bays). Mixing is supported.

Four.

56 half-wide, or 28 full-wide.

Management Chassis Management Modules 2 (CMM2) modules provide chassis management. One or two

CMM2s standard, depending on the model and the use of two provides redundancy. Earlier models of the Enterprise Chassis use the first generation CMM. The CMM2 interfaces with the integrated management module (IMM2) integrated in each compute node in the chassis.

Optional Lenovo XClarity Administrator for hardware resource management with integrators to

VMware vCenter and Microsoft System Center, including virtualization, networking, and storage management. Chassis with first generation CMM can be upgraded to CMM2 however CMM and

CMM2 cannot be mixed.

I/O architecture Up to eight lanes of I/O to an I/O adapter card, with each lane capable of up to 16 Gbps bandwidth. Up to 16 lanes of I/O to a half-wide node with two adapters. A wide variety of networking solutions, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and InfiniBand.

Power supplies Up to six power supplies that can provide N+N or N+1 redundant power. AC power supplies are

80 PLUS Platinum certified and provide over 94% efficiency at 50% load and 20% load. Each power supply contains two independently powered 40 mm cooling fan modules. Power supply options are 2500W AC, 2100W AC, 2500W HVDC and 2500W -48V DC power supplies. All installed power supplies must be identical.

Fan modules

Dimensions

Weight

Sound level

Temperature

Ten fan modules (eight 80 mm fan modules and two 40 mm fan modules); Four 80 mm and two

40 mm fan modules standard.

Height: 440 mm (17.3 in)

Width: 447 mm (17.6 in)

Depth: 800 mm (31.5 in) (measured from front bezel to rear of chassis), 840 mm (33.1 in)

(measured from node latch handle to the power supply handle)

Minimum configuration: 96.62 kg (213 lb)

Maximum configuration: 220.45 kg (486 lb)

7.5 bels (declared)

Operating air temperature 5°C to 40°C

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Table 1. Standard specifications (Part 2)

Components Specification

Electrical power AC Input power: 200 - 240 V ac (nominal), 50 or 60 Hz

HVDC DC Input power: 240 - 380 V dc (nominal)

-48 V DC Input power: -48V to -60 V dc (nominal)

Minimum configuration: 0.51 kVA (two power supplies)

Maximum configuration: 13 kVA (six power supplies)

Power consumption

12,900 watts maximum

The following table lists what each standard model, Express model and TopSeller model includes. In addition, each model ships with:

One C19 to C20 two-meter power cable for each power supply

One Rack Mount Kit

Models

The following table lists the specifications of the standard Enterprise Chassis models.

Table 2. Models

Model Firmware codebase

Node bays

CMM*

(2 max)

I/O bays

(used / max)

I/O modules included

Power supplies

(6 max)

40mm fans

(2 max)

80mm fan**

(8 max)

Console breakout cable

Standard models

8721-A1x IBM

8721-LRx IBM

8721-DCx IBM

8721-ALx Lenovo

8721-DLx Lenovo

14

14

14

14

14

1x CMM1 0 / 4

1x CMM1 0 / 4

1x CMM1 0 / 4

1x CMM2 0 / 4

1x CMM2 0 / 4

None

None

None

None

None

2x 2500W 2

2x 2100W 2

2x 2500W

-48V DC

2

2x 2500W 2

2x 2500W

-48V DC

2

4

4

4

4

4

1

1

1

1

1

Express models – Europe

8721-K1G IBM 14

TopSeller models – North America

8721-E1Y IBM

8721-E2Y IBM

8721-E3Y Lenovo

14

14

14

1x CMM1 0 / 4

2x CMM1 2 / 4

2x CMM1 2 / 4

2x CMM2 2 / 4

None

2x SI4093†

2x CN4093†

2x SI4093#

2x 2500W 2

6x 2500W 2

6x 2500W 2

6x 2500W 2

4

8

8

8

1

1

1

1

8721-E4Y Lenovo 14 2x CMM2 2 / 4 2x CN4093# 6x 2500W 2 8 1

* CMM1 = first generation Chassis Management Module (68Y7030), CMM2 = Chassis Management Module 2

(00FJ669)

** One 80mm fan module part number or feature code contains two fan modules (System x feature code A0UA or part number 43W9078)

† I/O modules are those with IBM-signed firmware (Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch,

00D5823 and Flex System Fabric SI4093 System Interconnect Module, 95Y3313)

# I/O modules are those with Lenovo-signed firmware (Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable

Switch, 00FM510 and Flex System Fabric SI4093 System Interconnect Module, 00FM518)

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Supported compute nodes

The following table lists the compute nodes that are supported in the Flex System Enterprise Chassis.

The table also lists the maximum number installable.

Table 3. Supported compute nodes and maximum quantities

Description

Machine type

Firmware code base

Lenovo x86 servers

Flex System x220

Flex System x222

Flex System x240

Flex System x240

7906

7916

7162

8737

Flex System x240 M5 9532

IBM signed

IBM signed

Supported

Supported

Lenovo signed No

IBM signed Supported

Lenovo signed Supported

Flex System x440

Flex System x440

7917

7167

Flex System x280 X6 7196

Flex System x480 X6 7196

IBM signed Supported

Lenovo signed Supported

Lenovo signed No

Lenovo signed Supported

Flex System x880 X6 7196

Flex System x280 X6 7903

Flex System x480 X6 7903

Flex System x880 X6 7903

Lenovo signed Supported

IBM signed

IBM signed

IBM signed

Flex System Manager 8731-A1x IBM signed

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported in chassis

8721 with CMM1

(IBM signed)

8721 with CMM2

(Lenovo signed)

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Maximum per chassis*

IBM Power Systems servers

Flex System p24L

Flex System p260

1457 IBM signed

7895-22X IBM signed

Flex System p270 7954-24X IBM signed

Supported

Supported

Supported

No

No

No

Flex System p460 7895-42X IBM signed Supported No

* The maximum number of compute nodes supported depends on a number of factors. See below.

** A single Flex System Manager appliance can manage up to 16 chassis

7

14

14

14

7

7

7

7

1**

7

7

7

7

14

14

14

14

14

The actual number of compute nodes systems that can be powered on in a chassis depends on these factors:

The TDP power rating for the processors that are installed in the compute nodes (x86 servers)

The number of power supplies installed in the chassis

The capacity of the power supplies installed in the chassis (2100 W or 2500 W)

The power redundancy policy used in the chassis (N+1 or N+N)

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For the x480 X6 or x880 X6, if two compute nodes are scaled together, then a maximum of 3 scaled complexes can be installed. For the x880 X6, if four compute nodes are scaled together, then a maximum of 1 scaled x880 X6 complexes can be installed. Other bays can be filled with other compute nodes.

The table in the Power Supplies section provides guidelines about what number of compute nodes can be powered on in the Enterprise Chassis, based on the type and number of power supplies installed.

See IBM® ServerProven® for the latest information about the supported servers: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

Supported I/O modules

The Flex System Enterprise Chassis has four high-speed switch bays that are capable of supporting a variety of I/O architectures.

The switches are installed in switch bays in the rear of the Flex System Enterprise Chassis as shown in the following figure. Switches are normally installed in pairs (bays 1 & 2, and bays 3 & 4), because I/O adapter cards installed in the compute nodes route to two switch bays for performance and redundancy.

Figure 4. Location of the switch bays in the Flex System Enterprise Chassis

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The following table lists the switches that are available for the chassis.

Table 4. I/O modules and upgrades

Description

Ethernet modules

EN4093R 10Gb Scalable Switch

CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch

SI4091 10Gb System Interconnect Module

SI4093 System Interconnect Module

EN2092 1Gb Ethernet Scalable Switch

EN4091 10Gb Ethernet Pass-thru

EN4093 10Gb Scalable Switch

EN4093R 10Gb Scalable Switch

CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch

SI4093 System Interconnect Module

Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender

EN4023 10Gb Scalable Switch

EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch

Fibre Channel switches

FC5022 16Gb SAN Scalable Switch

FC5022 24-port 16Gb SAN Scalable Switch

FC5022 24-port 16Gb ESB SAN Scalable Switch

FC3171 8Gb SAN Switch

FC3171 8Gb SAN Pass-thru

Part number

00FM514

00FM510

00FE327

00FM518

49Y4294

88Y6043

49Y4270

95Y3309

00D5823

95Y3313

94Y5350

94Y5212

90Y9346

88Y6374

00Y3324

90Y9356

69Y1930

69Y1934

Firmware code base

IBM*

IBM*

IBM*

IBM*

Lenovo*

Lenovo*

Lenovo*

Lenovo*

IBM*

IBM*

Vendor

Vendor

Vendor

Vendor

Vendor

Vendor

Vendor

Vendor

Supported in chassis

8721 with CMM

(IBM signed)

8721 with CMM2

(Lenovo signed)

No

No

No

No

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

InfiniBand switches

IB6131 InfiniBand Switch (QDR/FDR) 90Y3450 Vendor Supported Supported

* For these switches, IBM signed switch firmware is up to Version 7.x and Lenovo signed switch firmware is Version

8.x onwards

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I/O architecture

Each half-wide compute node (such as the Flex System x240 Compute Node) has two adapter slots, and each full-wide compute node (such as the Flex System x440 Compute Node) has four adapter slots. The adapter slots in each compute node route through the chassis midplane to the switch bays. The architecture supports up to eight ports per adapter although currently only two-port and four-port adapters are available.

The following figure shows how two-port adapters are connected to switches installed in the chassis.

Figure 5. Logical layout of the interconnects between two-port I/O adapters and I/O modules

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A four-port adapter doubles the connections between each adapter and switch pair (for example, a four-port adapter in A1 in each compute node routes two connections to switch 1 and two connections to switch 2).

The following figure shows how four-port adapters are connected to switches that are installed in the chassis.

Figure 6. Logical layout of the inter-connections between four-port I/O adapters and I/O modules

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The following table shows the connections between adapter slots in the compute nodes to the switch bays in the chassis.

Table 5. Adapter to I/O bay correspondence

I/O adapter slot in the server

Slot 1

Slot 2

Port on the adapter

Port 1

Port 2

Port 3 (for 4-port cards)*

Port 4 (for 4-port cards)*

Port 1

Port 2

Port 3 (for 4-port cards)*

Port 4 (for 4-port cards)*

Port 1

Corresponding I/O module bay in the chassis

Module bay 1

Module bay 2

Module bay 1

Module bay 2

Module bay 3

Module bay 4

Module bay 3

Module bay 4

Module bay 1

Slot 3

(full-wide compute nodes only)

Port 2

Port 3 (for 4-port cards)*

Port 4 (for 4-port cards)*

Port 1

Module bay 2

Module bay 1

Module bay 2

Module bay 3

Slot 4

(full-wide compute nodes only)

Port 2

Port 3 (for 4-port cards)*

Module bay 4

Module bay 3

Port 4 (for 4-port cards)* Module bay 4

* To make use of all four ports of a four-port adapter, the switch must have 28 internal ports enabled, and two switches must be installed in the bays as indicated.

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Chassis Management Module

The Chassis Management Module (CMM) provides single-chassis management in the Enterprise

Chassis. The CMM is used to communicate with the integrated management module (IMM) controller in each compute node to provide system monitoring, event recording and alerts, and to manage the chassis, its devices, and the compute nodes.

The chassis has one CMM installed standard but supports two CMMs for redundancy. If one CMM fails, the second CMM can detect its inactivity and activate itself to take control of the system without any disruption. The CMM is central to the management of the chassis and is required in the Enterprise

Chassis.

There are two versions of the Chassis Management Module available:

Chassis Management Module 2 (00FJ669) -- contains a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) v2.0 chip and has a Lenovo-signed firmware codebase. This module is recommended for new installation.

First generation Chassis Management Module (68Y7030) -- contains a Trusted Platform Module

(TPM) v1.1 chip and has an IBM-signed firmware codebase

Standard and TopSeller models of the chassis contain either a CMM (68Y7030) or a CMM2 (00FJ669) as listed in Table 2. The selection of CMM determines which compute nodes and I/O modules are supported in the chassis. See Tables 3 and 4 respectively for details. You can replace a CMM with a CMM2, however mixing is not supported -- you cannot have a chassis with one CMM (68Y7030) and one CMM2

(00FJ669).

The following table shows the ordering information.

Table 6. Chassis Management Module

Part number

Feature codes* Description Standard /

Maximum

68Y7030

00FJ669

A0TM / A0UE

ASPT / ASQ8

Flex System Chassis Management Module

Flex System Chassis Management Module 2

1 / 2

1 / 2

* The first feature code corresponds to the base CMM installed in the chassis. The second feature code corresponds to the optional second CMM which provides redundancy.

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The following figure shows the Chassis Management Module. See Figure 3 for the location of the CMM in the chassis.

Figure 7. Chassis Management Module

The CMM provides these functions:

Power control

Fan management

Chassis and compute node initialization

Switch management

Diagnostics: chassis, I/O options, and compute nodes

Resource discovery and inventory management

Resource alerts and monitoring management

Chassis and compute node power management

Security policy management

Role-based access control

Support for up to 84 local CMM user accounts

Support for up to 32 simultaneous sessions

The CMM has the following connectors:

USB connection. This connection can be used for insertion of a USB media key for tasks, such as firmware updates.

10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 Ethernet connection to connect to a management network. The CMM can be managed via this Ethernet port.

Serial port (mini-USB) for local command-line interface (CLI) management. Use serial cable 90Y9338 for connectivity.

The CMM has the following light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that provide the following information:

Power-on LED

Activity LED

Error LED

Ethernet port link and port activity LEDs

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The CMM also incorporates a reset button, which, when pressed, resets the CMM back to its default condition. It has two functions, depending on how long the button is pressed:

When pressed for less than 5 seconds, the CMM restarts.

When pressed for more than 5 seconds (for example, 10 or 15 seconds), the CMM configuration is reset to the manufacturing defaults, and then the CMM restarts.

The CMM supports a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) that provides a way to perform CMM functions within a supported web browser. You can also perform management functions through the CMM command-line interface (CLI). Both the web-based GUI and the CLI are accessible via the single RJ45

Ethernet connector on the CMM or from any other system that is connected to the same (management) network.

The CMM has the following default static IPv4 address. By default, the CMM is configured to respond to

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) first before using its static IPv4 address:

IP address: 192.168.70.100

Subnet: 255.255.255.0

User ID: USERID (all capital letters)

Password: PASSW0RD (all capital letters, with a zero instead of the letter O)

The CMM does not have a fixed static IPv6 IP address, by default. Initial access to the CMM in an IPv6 environment can be performed by either using the IPv4 IP address or the IPv6 link-local address. The

IPv6 link-local address is automatically generated based on the Media Access Control (MAC) address of the CMM.

The CMM is the key component enabling the integrated management network. Internally, the CMM has a multiple port L2 1Gigabit Ethernet switch with dedicated links to all 14 node bays, all four switch bays, and the second CMM, if installed. These connections are all point-to-point, ensuring dedicated bandwidth.

The 1GbE links are full-duplex, fixed speed (not auto-negotiate) links. The 1 GbE management network is only accessible by each node's management controller (IMMv2 or FSP), each switch module's management interfaces, the CMM, and the Flex System Manager (FSM) management appliance. This design permits the separation of the management network from the data network.

The CMM has a high-security policy that is enabled by default, which means that the following policies are enabled by default:

Strong password policies with automatic validation and verification checks

Required update of the default passwords after the initial setup

Only secure communication protocols, such as SSH and SSL. Unencrypted protocols, such as HTTP,

Telnet, and SNMPv1, are disabled.

Certificates to establish secure, trusted connections for applications that run on the management processors

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Lenovo XClarity Administrator

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is centralized resource management solution aimed at reducing complexity, speeding response and enhancing availability of both Lenovo server systems and solutions.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator provides agent-free hardware management for System x rack servers and

Flex System compute nodes and components, including the Chassis Management Module and Flex

System I/O modules. The following figure shows the Lenovo XClarity Administrator interface, where both

Flex System components and rack servers are being managed and can be seen on the dashboard.

Figure 8. Lenovo XClarity Administrator dashboard

For information about Lenovo XClarity Administrator, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide: http://lenovopress.com/tips1200

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Flex System Manager

Flex System Manager (FSM) is a systems management solution that offers flexible integrated systems management across compute, storage, and networking resources in the Flex System infrastructure. It is designed to help you get the most out of your IT installation while automating repetitive tasks. It can significantly reduce the number of manual navigational steps for typical management tasks.

From simplified system setup procedures with wizards and built-in expertise to consolidated monitoring for all of your physical and virtual resources, FSM provides core management functionality along with automation so that you can focus your efforts on business innovation.

The Flex System Manager compute node provides configuration and management support locally or remotely, for up to 16 chassis, their devices, and the compute nodes. The following figure shows the Flex

System Manager.

Figure 9. Flex System Manager

For information about Flex System Manager, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide: http://lenovopress.com/tips0862

Power supplies

A maximum of six power supplies can be installed in the Enterprise Chassis. Either 2500W or 2100W power supplies are available. Two 2500W power supplies are standard in model 8721-A1x. Two 2100W power supplies are standard in model LRx. Additional power supplies are orderable per the following table. All installed power supplies must be the same.

Table 7. Ordering part number and feature code

Description

Flex System Enterprise Chassis 2500W Power Module

Flex System Enterprise Chassis 2100W Power Module

Flex System Enterprise Chassis HVDC 2500W Power Module

Flex System Enterprise Chassis -48V DC 2500W Power Module

Part number

43W9049

47C7633

00AM765

00FJ635

Feature code

A0UC

A3JH

EPA9

A5VC

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Each AC power supply part number ships with one 2.0m (6.5 ft) 16A/100-250V, C19 to IEC 320-C20 rack power cable, feature 6292. Other supported AC line cords including three-way split line cords, are listed in the following table.

Table 8. Supported AC line cords

Description

4.3m, 16A/208V, C19 to NEMA L6-20P (US) Line Cord

2.5m, 16A/100-240V, C19 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power Cable

2m, 16A/100-250V, C19 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power Cable

4.3m, US/CAN, NEMA L15-30P - (3P+Gnd) to 3X IEC 320 C19

4.3m, EMEA/AP, IEC 309 32A (3P+N+Gnd) to 3X IEC 320 C19

4.3m, A/NZ, (PDL/Clipsal) 32A (3P+N+Gnd) to 3X IEC 320 C19

Part number

40K9772

39Y7916

None

00D7192

00D7193

00D7194

Feature code

6275

6252

6292

A2Y3

A2Y4

A2Y5

The 2500W HVDC power supply operates at either 240V DC or 380V DC (192V - 400V input range). The power supply has a Rong-Feng RF-203P connector. The power supply includes a 2.5m DC power cord

(SBB part number 00Y9100).

The -48V DC power supply operates at -48V to -60 V dc (nominal) and has a Molex 1060 Power

Connector. The power supply ships with one 2.0m DC power cord (FRU part number 69Y1652)

The following figure shows the power supply and highlights the light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

Figure 10. Power supply option

The AC power supplies are 80 PLUS Platinum-certified. The 2500W modules are 2500 Watts output rated at 200VAC to 208VAC (nominal), and 2750W at 220VAC to 240VAC (nominal). The power supply has an oversubscription rating of up to 3538 Watts output at 200VAC. The power supply operating range is

200-240 VAC. The power supplies also contain two dual independently powered 40mm cooling fan modules that are powered not from the power supply itself, but from the chassis midplane. The fan modules are variable speed and controlled by the chassis fan logic.

The 2100W power supplies are 2100 Watts output power rated at 200-240VAC. Similar to the 2500W unit, this power supply also supports oversubscription, the 2100W unit can run up to 2895W for short duration. The 2100W supplies have two independently powered dual 40mm cooling fans, that pick up power from the midplane included within the power supply assembly.

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80 PLUS is a performance specification for power supplies used within servers and computers. To meet the 80 PLUS standard, the power supply must have an efficiency of 80% or greater, at 20%, 50%, and

100% of rated load with PF of .09 or greater. The standard has several grades, such as Bronze, Silver,

Gold, and Platinum. More information on 80 PLUS is available at http://www.80PLUS.org

The 2500 W HVDC power supply operates at 240 V DC or 380 V DC. The 2500 W -48 V DC power supply operates over a typical telecommunications range of -60 V to -48 V DC.

The chassis allows configurations of power supplies to give N+N or N+1 redundancy. A chassis can operate on only three power-supply units (PSUs) with no redundancy, but N+1 or N+N is advised. Three power supplies (or six with N+N redundancy) allow for a balanced three-phase configuration.

All power supply modules are combined into a single power domain within the chassis, which distributes power to each of the compute nodes, I/O modules, and ancillary components through the Enterprise

Chassis midplane. The midplane is a highly reliable design with no active components. Each power supply is designed to provide fault isolation and is hot swappable.

In the case of the 2500W supplies, power monitoring of both the DC and AC signals allows the Chassis

Management Module to accurately monitor the power supplies. Power monitoring with the 2100W power supplies is currently not supported.

The following figure shows the compute node bay numbering (left) and power supply bay numbering

(right).

Figure 11. Power supply bay numbering

The following table shows the number of compute nodes that are supported in the chassis based on the power supplies used (2100W or 2500W), the number of power supplies installed, and the power redundancy policy enabled (N+1 or N+N).

In this table, the colors of the cells have the following meaning:

Green cell: Supported with no restrictions as to the number of compute nodes that can be installed

Yellow cell: Supported but with restrictions on the number of compute nodes that can be installed.

Note: These tables assume the chassis is filled with idential compute nodes. For more complex configurations, use the Power Configurator: http://ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/resources/powerconfig.html

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Table 9. Specific number of compute nodes supported based on installed power supplies (Part 1)

CPU

TDP

N+1, N=5

6 total

Flex System x220

50 W 14

60 W 14

70 W 14

80 W 14

95 W 14

Flex System x222

50 W 14

60 W 14

70 W 14

80 W 14

95 W 14

Flex System x240

60 W 14

70 W 14

80 W 14

95 W 14

115 W 14

130 W 14

2100W power supplies

N+1, N=4

5 total

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

13

135 W 14

Flex System x240 M5

14

52 W 14

55 W 14

14

14

65 W 14

75 W 14

85 W 14

90 W 14

14

14

14

14

105 W 14

120 W 14

135 W 14

145 W 14

14

14

13

13

14

14

14

14

14

14

N+1, N=3

4 total

14

14

14

14

14

13

12

11

10

9

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

N+N, N=3

6 total

14

14

14

14

14

14

12

12

11

10

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

N+1, N=5

6 total

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

2500W power supplies

N+1, N=4

5 total

N+1, N=3

4 total

N+N, N=3

6 total

14

14

14

14

14

13

13

14

14

13

13

14

14

14

14

12

12

14

14

14

13

12

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

13

13

14

14

14

14

13

14

14

14

14

14

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Table 9. Specific number of compute nodes supported based on installed power supplies (Part 2)

CPU

TDP

2100W power supplies

N+1, N=5

6 total

N+1, N=4

5 total

N+1, N=3

4 total

Flex System x440

95 W 7

115 W 7

130 W 7

7

7

7

6

5

5

Flex System x880 X6, x480 X6 and x280 X6

105 W 7 7 5

130 W 7

155 W 7

7

7

Flex System V7000 Storage Node

N/A 3 3 3

5

5

Flex System p24L

All 14

Flex System p260

All 14

12

12

9

9

Flex System p270

All 14

Flex System p460

All 7

12

6

9

4

6

5

5

5

5

5

N+N, N=3

6 total

3

10

10

9

5

7

7

7

7

7

7

N+1, N=5

6 total

3

14

14

14

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

2500W power supplies

N+1, N=4

5 total

N+1, N=3

4 total

N+N, N=3

6 total

3

14

14

14

7

7

7

7

7

7

6

3

12

12

12

6

7

7

7

7

7

7

3

13

13

12

6

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Fan modules

The Enterprise Chassis supports up to a total of ten hot-swap fan modules: two 40 mm (1.57 in) fan modules and eight 80 mm (3.14 in) fan modules.

The two 40 mm fan modules distribute airflow to the I/O modules and chassis management modules.

Both of these fan modules ship with the chassis. The 80 mm fan modules distribute airflow to the compute nodes through the chassis from front to rear. Each 80 mm fan module actually contains two 80 mm fan modules, back to back at each end of the module, which are counter-rotating. The following figure shows the 80 mm fan module.

Figure 12. 80 mm fan module

Four 80 mm fan modules are installed standard in chassis model 8721-A1x and CTO orders. The maximum number of 80 mm fan modules that can be installed is eight. Ordering information is shown in the following table. When the modules are ordered as a part number, they are supplied as a pair. The feature codes is comprised of one fan.

Table 10. Fan module ordering information

Description

Flex System Enterprise Chassis 80mm Fan Module

Part number

43W9078

(2 fan modules)

Feature code

A0UA

(1 fan module)

The 80 mm fan modules are populated, depending on the nodes installed. To support the base configuration and up to four nodes, chassis model 8721-A1x ships with four 80 mm fan modules and two

40 mm fan modules preinstalled. There are two cooling zones for the nodes: a left zone and a right zone.

Fan modules must be installed in pairs as shown in the following figure. If there are insufficient fan modules for the number of nodes installed, the compute nodes might be throttled to balance heat generation and cooling capacity.

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Figure 13. Fan module locations and cooling zones

The 40 mm fan modules are always required. Additional 80 mm fan modules are required as listed in the following table.

Table 11. 80 mm fan module requirements

Description

Up to four half-wide compute nodes (node bays 1 - 4)

Up to eight half-wide compute nodes (node bays 1 - 8)

All 14 compute node bays (node bays 1 - 14)

80 mm fan module requirements

4 fan modules (fan bays 1, 2, and 6, 7)

6 fan modules (fan bays 1, 2, 3 and 6, 7, 8)

8 fan modules (fan bays 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, 7, 8, 9)

Physical specifications

Dimensions:

Height: 440 mm (17.3 inches)

Width: 447 mm (17.6 in)

Depth, measured from front bezel to rear of chassis: 800 mm (31.5 in)

Depth, measured from node latch handle to the power supply handle: 840 mm (33.1 in)

Weight:

Minimum configuration: 96.62 kg (213 lb)

Maximum configuration: 220.45 kg (486 lb)

Shipping dimensions (approximate):

Height: 81 cm (32 in)

Length: 102 cm (40 in)

Width: 71 cm (24 in)

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Supported environment

The Flex System Enterprise Chassis complies with ASHRAE Class A3 specifications.

The following environment is the supported operating environment.

Temperature:

0 - 914 m (0 - 3,000 ft): 5 - 40 °C (41 - 104 °F)

914 m - 3048 m (3,000 - 10,000 ft): The maximum ambient temperature drops 1 °C for every additional 178 m (584 ft) increase in altitude until the maximum temperature is 28 °C at 3,048 m

(10,000 ft)

Relative humidity: 8% - 85%

Maximum altitude: 3,048 m (10,000 ft)

Electrical power:

200 - 240 V ac (nominal), 50 or 60 Hz

Minimum configuration: 0.51 kVA (two power supplies)

Maximum configuration: 13 kVA (six power supplies)

Power consumption: 12,900 watts maximum

Thermal output, full configuration - 12,900 watts (43,900 Btu/hr)

Acoustical noise emissions for Flex Chassis:

7.5 bels operating

7.5 bels idling

The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) sound power level, in bels, for a random sample of machines. All measurements are made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.

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Warranty options

The Flex System Enterprise Chassis has a three-year on-site warranty with 9x5 next-business-day terms.

Lenovo offers the service upgrades through Lenovo Services 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.

Lenovo warranty service upgrade 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 warranty service upgrades might be available in a particular country or area. For more information about Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings that are available in your country, visit the Lenovo Services website: https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac/extProductSelectorWWW.do

The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.

Table 12. Warranty service definitions

Term

On-site repair

Description

A service technician will come to the server's location for equipment repair.

24x7x2 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within four hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including Lenovo holidays.

24x7x4 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within eight hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including Lenovo holidays.

9x5x4 hour

9x5 next business day

A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within four business hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the client's local time zone, Monday - Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays.

A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location on the business day after Lenovo receives your call, following remote problem determination. Lenovo provides service 8:00 a.m. -

5:00 p.m. in the client's local time zone, Monday - Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. Calls received after 4:00pm local time require an extra business day for service dispatch. Next business day service is not guaranteed.

The following types of Lenovo warranty service upgrades are available:

Warranty and maintenance service upgrades:

Three, four, or five years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage

Onsite repair from next business day to 8 or 4 hours

One or two years of warranty extension

Priority technical support

Lenovo’s Priority Support Offering enhances our award-winning call center support to provide top priority queue assignment to specialized Lenovo technicians. Priority support accelerates call center troubleshooting to get your problems resolved quickly, and includes other value added support for

Lenovo provided software tools. Priority support can be purchased stand-alone to match the base warranty of your system or in convenient bundles with our same-day response services.

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Keep Your Drive Multi-Drive

Lenovo’s Keep Your Drive Multi-Drive service is a multi-drive hard drive retention offering that ensures your data is always under your control, regardless of the number of hard drives that are installed in your Lenovo server. In the unlikely event of a hard drive failure, you retain possession of your hard drive while Lenovo replaces the failed drive part. Your data stays safely on your premises, in your hands. Keep Your Drive Multi-Drive can be purchased stand-alone to match the base warranty of your system or in convenient bundles with our same-day response services.

Regulatory compliance

The server conforms to the following standards:

ASHRAE Class A3

FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules Class A

Canada ICES-004, issue 3 Class A

UL/IEC 60950-1

CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1

NOM-019

Argentina IEC 60950-1

Japan VCCI, Class A

IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)

China CCC (GB4943); (GB9254, Class A); (GB17625.1)

Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336

Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class A

Korea KN22, Class A, KN24

Russia/GOST ME01, IEC 60950-1, GOST R 51318.22, GOST R 51318.249, GOST R 51317.3.2,

GOST R 51317.3.3

CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)

CISPR 22, Class A

TUV-GS (EN60950-1/IEC 60950-1, EK1-ITB2000)

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External disk storage systems

The following System x options are available for attaching external storage systems to Enterprise

Chassis:

Table 13. External disk storage systems

Part number

2071CU2

2071CU3

6099L2C

6099S2C

6099T2C

6194L2C

6194LEU

6194S2C

6194SEU

6195SC5

6195LEF

6195SEF

Description

IBM Storwize V3500 LFF Dual Control Enclosure

IBM Storwize V3500 SFF Dual Control Enclosure

IBM Storwize V3700 3.5-inch Storage Controller Unit

IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit

IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch DC Storage Controller Unit

IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Control Enclosure

IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Expansion Enclosure

IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Control Enclosure

IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Expansion Enclosure

IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit

IBM Storwize V7000 3.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit

IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit

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Top-of-rack Ethernet switches

For enterprise-class installations with multiple Flex System Enterprise Chassis configurations, a top-of-rack Ethernet switch from Lenovo provides the necessary level of networking between racks of systems and the rest of your production network. The following table lists the available top-of-rack switches.

Table 14. Top-of-rack switches

Part number Description

1 Gb top-of-rack switches

7159BAX Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front)

7159CAX

715952F

Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front)

Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Front to Rear)

7159G52 Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front)

10 Gb top-of-rack switches

7159BF7

7159BR6

Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Front to Rear)

Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front)

715964F

7159G64

7159DFX

Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 (Front to Rear)

Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 (Rear to Front)

Lenovo RackSwitch G8264CS (Front to Rear)

7159DRX

7159CFV

7159CRW

7159GR5

Lenovo RackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front)

Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Front to Rear)

Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front)

Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Front to Rear)

7159GR6 Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front)

40 Gb top-of-rack switches

7159BFX

7159BRX

Lenovo RackSwitch G8332 (Front to Rear)

Lenovo RackSwitch G8332 (Rear to Front)

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Power distribution units

Power planning for an Flex System Enterprise Chassis is essential.

The Enterprise Chassis has a maximum of six power supplies installed. So, careful consideration must be given to providing the best power-optimized source. Both N+N and N+1 configurations are supported for maximum flexibility in power redundancy. Each AC power supply in the chassis has a 16A C20 three-pin socket and can be fed by a C19 power cable, from a suitable supply.

The chassis has the ability to accommodate a maximum of six power supplies, so it is possible to balance a three-phase power input into a single chassis or a group of chassis. The chassis power system is designed for efficiency using data center power consisting of three-phase, 60A Delta 200 VAC (North

America) or three-phase 32A wye 380-415 VAC (international). The chassis can also be fed from single-phase 200 - 240VAC supplies, if required.

For further details, see the Flex System Enterprise Chassis Power Requirements Guide, available from: http://ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/resources/powerconfig.html

Table 15. Power distribution units

Part number Description

Switched and monitored AC PDUs

46M4002 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Active Energy Manager DPI® PDU

46M4003

46M4167

1U 9 C19/3 C13 Active Energy Manager 60A 3 Phase PDU

1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A 3 Phase PDU

46M4134

46M4140

0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 50A 3 Phase PDU

0U 12 C19/12 C13 50A 3 Phase PDU

Enterprise AC PDUs

71762MX Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 PDU+ (WW)

71762NX

71763MU

Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 PDU (WW)

Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 3 phase 60A PDU+ (NA)

71763NU

39Y8923

Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 3 phase 60A PDU (NA)

DPI 60A Three Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord

39Y8948 DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU without line cord

Front-end AC PDUs

39Y8934

39Y8938

39Y8939

39Y8940

DC PDUs

44T0966

DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector

30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P connector

30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P connector

60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 60A 2P+N+Gnd connector

1U Higher Voltage DC PDU (240V/380V)

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Uninterruptible power supply units

The Flex System Enterprise Chassis supports attachments to the uninterruptible power supply units listed in the following table.

Table 16. Uninterruptible power supply units

Part number

55946KX

55948KX

55949KX

55948PX

55949PX

21303RX

21304RX

53956AX

53956KX

53959KX

Description

RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)

RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)

RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)

RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)

RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)

Uninterruptible Power Supply 7500XHV

Uninterruptible Power Supply 10000XHV

6000VA LCD 4U Rack Uninterruptible Power Supply (200 V/208 V)

6000VA LCD 4U Rack Uninterruptible Power Supply (230 V)

11000VA LCD 5U Rack Uninterruptible Power Supply (230V)

For more information, see the related Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category: http://lenovopress.com/systemx/power

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Rack cabinets

The Flex System Enterprise Chassis is supported in the rack cabinets as listed in the following table. The suggested rack for Flex System is the 42U 1100 mm Enterprise V2 Deep Dynamic Rack, 93634PX.

Table 17. Rack cabinets

Part number

93634PX

93634EX

Feature code

A1RC

A1RD

93634CX A3GR

93634DX A3GS

93634AX

93634BX

201886X

A31F

A31G

2731

93072PX 6690

93072RX 1042

93074RX 1043

99564RX 5629

99564XX

93084PX

93084EX

93604PX

5631

5621

5622

7649

93604EX

93614PX

93614EX

93624PX

93624EX

7650

7651

7652

7653

7654

Rack cabinet

42U 1100 mm Enterprise V2 Deep Dynamic Rack

42U 1100 mm Dynamic Enterprise V2 Expansion Rack

PureFlex System 42U Rack

PureFlex System 42U Expansion Rack

PureFlex System 42U Rack

PureFlex System 42U Expansion Rack

11U Office Enablement Kit

S2 25U Static Standard Rack

S2 25U Dynamic Standard Rack

S2 42U Standard Rack

S2 42U Dynamic Standard Rack

S2 42U Dynamic Standard Expansion Rack

42U Enterprise Rack

42U Enterprise Expansion Rack

42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Rack

42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack

42U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack

42U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack

47U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack

47U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack

Supported

Recommended

Recommended

Recommended

Recommended

Recommended

Recommended

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

14102RX 1047

14104RX 1048

9306-900 None

9306-910 None eServer™ Cluster 25U Rack

Linux Cluster 42U Rack

Netfinity® Rack

Netfinity Rack

Yes

Yes

No

No

9306-42P None

9306-42X None

Netfinity Enterprise Rack

Netfinity Enterprise Rack Expansion Cabinet

No

No

9306-200 None Netfinity NetBAY 22 No

* This Office Enablement kit is specifically designed for the BladeCenter S Chassis. The Flex System Enterprise

Chassis can be installed in this kit with 1U of space remaining, however the noise generated by the chassis may not be acceptable for office use.

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Rack options

The server supports the rack console switches and monitor kits listed in the following table.

Table 18. Rack options

Part number Feature code

Monitor kits and keyboard trays

17238BX

17238EX

1723HC1 fc A3EK

1723HC1 fc A3EL

172317X

172319X

Console switches

3858D3X

1723HC1 fc 0051

1723HC1 fc 0052

1754D2X

1754D1X

3858HC1 fc A4X1

1754HC2 fc 6695

1754HC1 fc 6694

1754HC4 fc 0726

1754HC3 fc 0725

1754A2X

1754A1X

Console cables

00AK142

43V6147

39M2895

39M2897

46M5383

46M5382

A4X4

3757

3756

3754

5341

5340

Description

1U 18.5" Standard Console

1U 18.5" Enhanced Media Console

1U 17in Flat Panel Console Kit

1U 19in Flat Panel Console Kit

Avocent Universal Management Gateway 6000

Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)

Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)

Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)

Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)

UM KVM Module VGA+SD Dual RJ45

Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)

USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO)

Long KVM Conversion Option (4 Pack Long KCO)

Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)

Serial Conversion Option (SCO)

For more information, see the related Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category: http://lenovopress.com/systemx/rack

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Related publications and links

For more information, see the following resources:

Flex System product page http://ibm.com/systems/flex

US Product Announcement for the Flex System Enterprise Chassis http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS112-053

Flex System Information Center http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/flexsys/information/index.jsp

Flex System Enterprise Chassis Installation and Service Guide

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/flexsys/information/topic/com.ibm.acc.8721.doc/printable_doc.html

ServerProven hardware compatibility page for Flex System http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/

Flex System Interoperability Guide

http://lenovopress.com/fsig

Flex System Enterprise Chassis Power Requirements Guide

http://ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/resources/powerconfig.html

Lenovo Flex System Products and Technology, SG24-8255 http://lenovopress.com/sg248255

Lenovo Press Product Guides for Flex System servers and options http://lenovopress.com/flexsystem

System x and Cluster Solutions configurator (x-config) http://ibm.com/products/hardware/configurator/americas/bhui/asit/

System x Configuration and Options Guide http://ibm.com/systems/xbc/cog/

ServerProven for Flex System http://ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/flexsystems.html

IBM System Storage® Interoperation Center http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic

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