System x3850 X6 (3837)

System x3850 X6 (3837)
Product Guide
The System x3850 X6 server is a four-socket 4U rack-mounted server that represents the sixth generation
of the Enterprise X-Architecture. It delivers fast application performance, is based on an agile system
design, and is a resilient platform that is needed for mission-critical databases, enterprise applications,
and virtualized environments.
The x3850 X6 packs numerous fault-tolerant and high-availability features into a high-density, 4U rackoptimized lid-less package that helps reduce the space that is needed to support massive network
computing operations and simplify servicing. The x3850 X6 supports up to four Intel Xeon E7-4800/8800
v2 high-performance processors and up to 6 TB of memory.
Suggested use: Mission-critical scalable databases, business analytics, virtualization, enterprise
applications, and cloud applications.
The following figure shows the System x3850 X6.
Figure 1. The System x3850 X6
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The x3850 X6 server employs a lid-less design where all serviceable components are front- and rearaccessible. In addition, each major subsystem is implemented as modular "book" design, such as the
Compute Books and I/O Books. This configuration means that components are easy to upgrade and
service, which translates to greater uptime of applications to your users. The x3850 X6 offers enterprise
scalability and advanced RAS features to support the most demanding mission-critical applications that
require 24x7 operations.
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Key features
The increasing demand for cloud-computing and analytics workloads by enterprises to meet social,
mobile, and Big Data requirements drives innovation to find new ways to build informational systems.
Clients are looking for cost-optimized fit-for-purpose IT solutions that manage large amounts of data,
easily scale performance, and provide enterprise class reliability.
Built on decades of innovation, Lenovo introduces its sixth generation of Enterprise X-Architecture
technology, the X6 servers. Lenovo X6 servers are fast, agile, and resilient:
Fast application performance means immediate access to actionable information.
Agile system design helps to reduce acquisition costs and provide the ability to upgrade processor
and memory technology at each refresh within the same chassis.
Resilient platforms maximize application uptime and promote easy integration in virtual
environments.
Lenovo X6 servers continue to lead the way as the shift toward mission-critical scalable databases,
business analytics, virtualization, enterprise applications, and cloud-computing applications accelerates.
Fast application performance
The server offer numerous features to boost performance:
Supports memory-channel storage (eXFlash DIMMs), where solid-state storage devices are installed
in memory DIMM sockets. These devices are directly connected to the processors and provide the
lowest latency values in the industry.
Based on the Intel Xeon processor E7-4800 v2 and E7-8800 v2 product family:
Supports up to four E7-4800/8800 v2 processors with 60 cores and 120 threads to maximize
the concurrent running of multi-threaded applications.
Improves productivity by offering superior system performance with 15-core processors (up
to 2.8 GHz core speeds), up to 37.5 MB of L3 cache, and up to three 8 GTps QPI
interconnect links.
Supports memory speeds up to 1600 MHz.
Supports up to 96 DIMM sockets, with 24 DIMMs per processor.
With eXFlash memory-channel storage, the server delivers up to 12.8 TB of ultra-low latency flash
memory by using WriteNow technology, which is ideal for high-performance applications.
Intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows
processor cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond
processor thermal design power (TDP).
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multi-threaded applications by enabling
simultaneous multi-threading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating
system vendors to better use the hardware for virtualization workloads.
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) improve floating-point performance for compute-intensive
technical and scientific applications.
Supports a 12 Gbps SAS RAID portfolio.
The usage of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of, or along with, traditional spinning drives (HDDs)
can improve I/O performance. An SSD can support up to 100 times more I/O operations per second
(IOPS) than a typical HDD.
PCI Express 3.0 I/O adapter slots that improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by almost
100% (8 GTps per link using 128b/130b encoding) compared to the previous generation of PCI
Express 2.0 (5 GTps per link using 8b/10b encoding).
With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon
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processor E7-4800/8800 v2 product families. This integration helps reduce I/O latency and increase
overall system performance.
Support for up to two graphics processing units (GPUs) and co-processors to maximize computing
power.
Energy-efficient electronic components help lower operational costs, including highly efficient 900
W AC and 1400 W AC power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum certification.
Agile system design
The server provides many scalability and flexibility features:
Innovative module "book" design for each of the three subsystems: Compute Books, Storage Book,
and I/O Books. Front and rear access means that you can easily scale the system by adding
components without removing the entire server from the rack.
The modular book design also allows clients to create the configuration that fits their application
and environment needs, which reduces acquisition costs while giving them the flexibility to grow
and modify their configuration later.
The book design also means that subsystem upgrades are simpler, quicker to perform, and have a
lower impact on the rest of the server.
Using 64 GB LRDIMMs, the server supports up to 6 TB of memory.
Up to 32 eXFlash DIMMs are supported for a total of 12.8 TB of low-latency and high-performance
storage.
Up to 16x 1.8-inch eXFlash SSD bays, or up to eight 2.5-inch bays, provide a flexible and scalable
all-in-one platform to meet your increasing demands.
Offers up to 11 PCIe slots plus a dedicated Mezzanine LOM (ML2) adapter slot. Most slots are PCIe
3.0 to maximize I/O scalability.
PCIe slots are implemented in I/O Books to maximize modularity. Choose from Half-length I/O
Books or Full-length I/O Books, depending on the adapters that you need to deploy.
Most components are common between the four-socket x3850 X6 and eight-socket x3950 X6,
making for a simple upgrade path with minimal parts on the floor.
Resilient platform
The server provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:
Upward Integration Modules for standard hypervisors enable the creation and management of
policies to maintain high availability of virtual machines and concurrent updating of the system
firmware, with no impact on application performance or availability.
Advanced Processor Recovery allows the system to automatically switch access and control of
networking, management, and storage in the event of a processor 1 failure, providing higher
availability and productivity.
Advanced Page Retire proactively protects applications from corrupted pages in memory, which is
crucial for scaling memory to terabytes.
Redundant bit steering, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of
a non-correctable memory failure.
Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow
attacks when combined with a supported operating system.
Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance
to malicious software attacks, allowing an application to run in its own isolated space, which is
protected from all other software running on a system.
Redundant Intel Platform Controller Hub (PCH) connections to the processors allow the platform to
maintain access to networking, storage, and server management during a processor failure.
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Hot-swap drives support RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
Hot-swap I/O Books enabling you to install or replace adapters while the server is still running.
Tool-less lid-less design provides front and rear access for easy upgrades and serviceability. There
is no need to pull the server out of the rack to access internal components.
Hot-swap power supplies and hot-swap dual-motor redundant fans provide availability for missioncritical applications.
A new LCD diagnostics panel that is combined with individual light path diagnostic LEDs quickly
lead the technician to failed (or failing) components, which simplifies servicing, speeds up problem
resolution, and helps improve system availability.
Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, memory, HDDs,
SSDs, fans, and power supplies) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates proactive
alerts in advance of a possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
Built-in Integrated Management Module Version II (IMM2) continuously monitors system
parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovering actions in case of failures to minimize
downtime.
Includes a special Mezzanine LOM (ML2) adapter slot with support for adapters with either two 10
Gb ports or 4 Gb ports. Supports direct connectivity to the IMM2 service processor for out-of-band
systems management.
Integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup,
configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
Two integrated Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) 1.2 support enables advanced cryptographic
functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
Industry-standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) NI support for faster and stronger
encryption.
IBM Systems Director® provides proactive systems management. It offers comprehensive systems
management tools that help increase uptime, reduce costs, and improve productivity through
advanced server management capabilities.
Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
Built-in diagnostic tests, using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot, speed up troubleshooting
tasks to reduce service time.
Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, 9x5 next business day. Optional
service upgrades are available.
Locations of key components and connectors
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Locations of key components and connectors
The following figure shows the front of the x3850 X6 server.
Figure 2. Front view of the System x3850 X6
The following figure shows the rear of the x3850 X6 server.
Figure 3. Rear view of the System x3850 X6
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Standard specifications
The following table lists the standard specifications.
Table 1. Standard specifications
Components Specification
Machine type 3837
Form factor
4U rack.
Processor
Up to four Intel Xeon E7-4800 v2 or E7-8800 v2 processors, each in a Compute Book. Each
processor has either 15 cores (up to 2.8 GHz), 12 cores (up to 2.6 GHz), 10 cores (up to 2.2 GHz),
eight cores (up to 2.0 GHz), or six cores (up to 3.4 GHz). There are three QPI links up to 8.0 GTps
each. Up to 1600 MHz memory speed. Up to 37.5 MB L3 cache. Intel C602J chipset.
Memory
Up to 96 DIMM sockets (24 DIMMs per processor, installed in the Compute Book). RDIMMs and
LRDIMMs (Load Reduced DIMMs) are supported, but memory types cannot be intermixed.
Memory speed up to 1600 MHz.
Memory
maximums
With RDIMMs: Up to 1.5 TB with 96x 16 GB RDIMMs and four processors.
With LRDIMMs: Up to 6 TB with 96x 64 GB LRDIMMs and four processors.
Memory
protection
ECC, Chipkill, RBS, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing.
Memorychannel
storage
eXFlash DIMMs are installed in memory DIMM slots, but are seen by the OS as storage devices.
Memory channels with eXFlash DIMMs must also have at least one RDIMM. Cannot be mixed with
LRDIMMs. A maximum of 32 eXFlash DIMMs can be installed. Maximum 12.8 TB with 32x 400GB
eXFlash DIMMs.
Disk drive
bays
Up to sixteen 1.8-inch eXFlash SSD bays, or up to eight 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA bays.
Maximum
internal
storage
Up to 14.4 TB with 1.8 TB 2.5-inch SAS HDDs, up to 12.8 TB with 1.6 TB 2.5-inch SAS SSDs, or
up to 12.8 TB with 800 GB 1.8-inch SATA SSDs.
RAID support 12 Gb SAS/SATA RAID 0, 1, or 10 with ServeRAID M5210; optional upgrades to RAID 5 and 50
are available (zero-cache; 1 GB non-backed cache; 1 GB or 2 GB flash-backed cache). Upgrades
to RAID 6 or 60 available for M5210 with 1 GB or 2 GB upgrades.
Optical and
tape bays
None. Supports external USB optical drives.
Network
interfaces
Mezzanine LOM (ML2) slot for dual-port 10 GbE cards with SFP+ or RJ-45 connectors or quadport GbE cards with RJ-45 connectors. See Table 2. Dedicated 1 GbE port for systems
management.
PCI
Expansion
slots
Up to 11 PCIe slots plus dedicated Mezzanine LOM slot. The slots are as follows:
Two PCIe 3.0 x8 slots for internal RAID controllers (Storage Book)
Two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16-wired), half length, full height (Primary I/O Book)
One PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired), half length, full height (Primary I/O Book)
One ML2 slot for network adapter (PCIe 3.0 x8) (Primary I/O Book)
Two optional I/O Books, each with three slots, all full height (using these I/O Books
requires four processors). Optional books are hot-swap capable.
Optional I/O Books can be either of the following options:
Half-length I/O Book: Two PCIe 3.0 x8 slots, one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot.
Full-length I/O Book: Two PCIe 3.0 x16, one PCIe 2.0 x4 slot; two aux power connectors:
150 W and 75 W. Supports one double-wide GPU up to 300 W.
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Components Specification
Ports
Front: Two USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, and one DB-15 video ports. Rear: Four USB 2.0, one DB-15
video, one DB-9 serial, and one 1 GbE RJ-45 systems management. Internal: USB 2.0 port for
embedded hypervisor.
Cooling
Calibrated Vectored Cooling™. Up to ten redundant hot-swap fan packs and five fan zones with
N+1 fan redundancy. Each fan pack includes two counter-rotated dual-motor fans.
Power supply Up to four redundant hot-swap 900 W AC or 1400 W AC power supplies (all 80 PLUS Platinum
certified). -48 V 750 W DC power supplies are available through CTO. Power supplies cannot be
mixed.
Hot-swap
parts
Drives, power supplies, fans, and optional I/O Books.
Video
Matrox G200eR2 with 16 MB memory that is integrated into the IMM2. Maximum resolution is
1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors.
Security
features
Power-on password, admin password, and two Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs).
Systems
UEFI, Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) with remote presence feature, Predictive Failure
management Analysis, Light Path Diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director and Active
Energy Manager™, and ServerGuide.
Operating
systems
supported
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, and 2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7, SUSE
Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 12, and VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1 and 5.5.
Limited
warranty
Three-year customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty with 9x5 next business
day (NBD).
Service and
support
Optional service upgrades are available through ServicePac® offerings: 4-hour or 2-hour response
time, 8-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, and remote technical support for
Lenovo hardware and some Lenovo / OEM applications.
Dimensions
Height: 173 mm (6.8 in.), width: 482 mm (19.0 in.), depth: 804 mm (31.6 in), depth with cable
management brackets installed: 836 mm (32.9 in), depth with Full-length I/O Book installed: 921
mm (36.2 in)
Weight
Minimum configuration: 35.9 kg (79.2 lb), typical: 46.4 kg (102.3 lb), maximum: 54.7 kg (120 lb)
The server is shipped with the following items:
Rail kit
Cable management brackets
2.8 m (9.18 ft) C13-C14 power cord (one for each power supply)
Statement of Limited Warranty
Important Notices
Rack Installation Instructions
Documentation CD that contains the Installation and Service Guide
IBM Systems Director Flyer
Standard models
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Standard models
The following table lists the standard models.
Table 2. Standard models
Model†
Intel Xeon
Processor*
(in a Compute
Book)
Memory
eXFlash RAID
DIMMs
Drive bays
Drives
Ethernet‡
I/O
Power
slots§ supplies
Standard x3850 X6 models
3837A4x
1x E7-4809 v2 6C
1.9GHz 12MB 105W
2x 8GB
Optional Optional
(1333MHz)¤
Optional
4x 1 GbE
6 std
12
max
1x 900W
HS / 4
3837B1x
2x E7-4820 v2 8C
2.0GHz 16MB 105W
4x 8GB
1600MHz
Optional 1x
M5210
4x 2.5" HS /
8
Open bay
4x 1 GbE
6 std
12
max
2x 900W
HS / 4
3837B3x
2x E7-4850 v2 12C
2.3GHz 24MB 105W
4x 8GB
1600MHz
Optional 1x
M5210
4x 2.5" HS /
8
Open bay
2x 10
GbE‡
6 std
12
max
2x 900W
HS / 4
3837C1x
2x E7-4860 v2 12C
2.6GHz 30MB 130W
4x 8GB
1600MHz
Optional 1x
M5210
4x 2.5" HS /
8
Open bay
4x 1 GbE
6 std
12
max
2x 900W
HS / 4
3837C4x
2x E7-4890 v2 15C
2.8GHz 37.5MB
155W
4x 8GB
1600MHz
Optional 1x
M5210
4x 2.5" HS /
8
Open bay
4x 1 GbE
6 std
12
max
2x 900W
HS / 4
† x in the Machine Type Model (MTM) represents a country-specific letter (for example, the EMEA MTM is
3837-A3G, and the US MTM is 3837-A4U). Ask a Lenovo representative for specifics.
* Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, and TDP.
¤ This model includes the DIMMs that are rated at 1600 MHz, but operate at up to 1333 MHz, as noted, to
match the processor memory speed
‡ Model B3x includes the Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ adapter (BCM57810S
based). All other models include Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter adapter (I350-AM4 based).
§ Models with six slots have the Primary I/O Book (four slots) and Storage Book (two slots) standard.
Models with nine slots also include one Half-length I/O Book.
SAP HANA Workload Optimized Solution models
The System x3850 X6 Workload Optimized Solutions for SAP HANA provide optimal solutions for SAP
NetWeaver Business Warehouse, data mart, and SAP Business Suite, Powered by SAP HANA
applications. Preconfigured workload optimized server models for SAP HANA applications are configured
with up to 1 TB of memory and are upgradeable to support larger single node and scale-out cluster
implementations. These models include IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) Single Server for x86
Integrated Offerings with 3-year software subscription and support.
The following table lists the Workload Optimized Solution models for SAP HANA.
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Table 3. Workload Optimized Solution models for SAP HANA
Model Intel Xeon
Processor
(in a Compute
Book)
Memory
3837H2x
2x E7-8880 v2 15C
2.5GHz 37.5MB
1600 MHz 130W
3837H3x
RAID
Drive bays
Drives
Ethernet
I/O
slots
Power
supplies
128 GB
1x M5210
16x 8 GB +
RDIMM
upgrades*
8x 2.5” HS
6x 1.2 TB SAS HDD
2x 400 GB S3700
SSD
1x 4x1GbE ML2
2x Mellanox
10Gb*
6 std
12
max
4x
1400W
HS / 4
2x E7-8880 v2 15C
2.5GHz 37.5MB
1600 MHz 130W
256 GB
16x 16
GB
RDIMM
1x M5210
+
upgrades*
8x 2.5” HS
6x 1.2 TB SAS HDD
2x 400 GB S3700
SSD
1x 4x1GbE ML2
2x Mellanox
10Gb*
6 std
12
max
4x
1400W
HS / 4
3837H4x
2x E7-8880 v2 15C
2.5GHz 37.5MB
1600 MHz 130W
512 GB
16x 32
GB
LRDIMM
1x M5210
+
upgrades*
8x 2.5” HS
6x 1.2 TB SAS HDD
2x 400 GB S3700
SSD
1x 4x1GbE ML2
2x Mellanox
10Gb*
6 std
12
max
4x
1400W
HS / 4
3837H5x
4x E7-8880 v2 15C
2.5GHz 37.5MB
1600 MHz 130W
512 GB
32x 16
GB
RDIMM
1x M5210
+
upgrades*
8x 2.5” HS
6x 1.2 TB SAS HDD
2x 400 GB S3700
SSD
1x 4x1GbE ML2
2x Mellanox
10Gb*
12 std 4x
12
1400W
max
HS / 4
3837H6x
4x E7-8880 v2 15C
2.5GHz 37.5MB
1600 MHz 130W
1024 GB
32x 32
GB
LRDIMM
1x M5210
+
upgrades*
1x M5120
+
upgrades*
8x 2.5” HS
6x 1.2 TB SAS HDD
2x 400 GB S3700
SSD
1x 4x1GbE ML2
2x Mellanox
10Gb*
12 std 4x
12
1400W
max
HS / 4
* See the list of specific components below
Each of these HANA models include the following components
ServeRAID M5210 controller (46C9110) with 2GB cache upgrade with flash backup (47C8664), plus
Performance Accelerator (47C8710) and SSD Caching Enabler (47C8712)
Model H6x only: ServeRAID M5120 RAID controller for external connectivity (81Y4478), with 1GB
cache upgrade with flash backup (47C8660) plus Performance Accelerator (47C8710) and SSD
Caching Enabler (47C8712).
Six 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD (00AJ146)
Two S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for System x (00AJ161)
One Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter for System x (00D1998)
Two Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapters (00D9550)
Four SFP+ SR Transceiver (46C3447)
Four Mellanox QSA Adapter (QSFP to SFP+) (90Y3842)
Model H5x, H6x only: Two X6 Half-length I/O Books (44X4049)
Lenovo solution for SAP HANA media
License for IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) Single Server for x86 Integrated Offerings with
3-year software subscription and support
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Note: the operating system software is not included with the SAP HANA models. Operating system
selection must be a separate line item included in order: SLES for SAP with standard or priority support.
The SAP HANA Software is included, but the license is sold separately by SAP or an SAP business
partner. VMware Enterprise Plus license sold separately.
For more information about the standard features of the server, see the "Specifications" section.
Upgrading to an 8-socket system
The x3850 X6 server has a flexible modular design that allows you to increase the server’s compute power
and I/O capabilities by adding additional Compute Books and I/O Books. The modular design also means
that if your business needs additional processing or I/O capability within the same system image, then it is
possible to migrate to an eight-socket x3950 X6.
Lenovo supports upgrading a 4-socket X6 server to an 8-socket X6 server. The two recommended
methods are as follows:
Start with a 4-socket x3950 X6 (8U chassis) and add additional processors when needed
Start with a 4-socket x3850 X6 (4U chassis) and upgrade it when needed using an RPQ process
Option 1: Start with a 4-socket x3950 X6
With this option, you plan for the need for future 8-socket performance in advance and purchase an x3950
X6 with only four Compute Books installed. The initial order would contain:
Four Compute Books with E7-8800 v2 series processors
Four Power Supplies (preferably 1400W)
Two Primary IO Book standard
Two Storage Book Standard
Once the need arises to upgrade the server to six or eight processors, simply purchase more Compute
Books with the same processor model, plus additional power supplies (as determined by using the Power
Configurator), I/O Books, adapters and drives as needed.
For information about the x3950 X6, see the System x3950 X6 Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/tips1132
Option 2: Upgrade your 4-socket x3850 X6 using an RPQ
With this option, you don’t have to plan for 8-socket capacity up front. You start with an x3850 X6 then
when you are ready to upgrade to a 6-socket or 8-socket server, you purchase an upgrade offering via an
RPQ.
As part of the RPQ, a Lenovo service engineer comes onsite with the new mechanical chassis and
performs the field upgrade by transferring all components to the new chassis. This method also requires
the x3850 X6 compute books be the same E7-8800 v2 processors as ordered for the RPQ, however, in this
scenario, the server maintain the original serial number.
Note: Use of E7-4800 v2 processors: Intel Xeon E7-4800 v2 processors cannot be used in an x3950 X6. If
your x3850 X6 has Compute Books with E7-4800 v2 processors, then these must be replaced with
Compute Books with E7-8800 v2 processors if you plan to upgrade to an x3950 X6. The memory in the
Compute Books can be reused in the x3950 X6, however.
For this method, submit an RPQ for assessment and pricing. The existing x3850 X6 configuration will be
evaluated and recommendations will be made based on the workload requirements.
The major parts of the 4U to 8U upgrade are the 8U chassis, the Storage Book and the Primary I/O Book.
All the components in the package will be installed in the top portion of the chassis. The 4U system's
components will be transferred to the bottom section of the chassis.
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Even though this upgrade requires a new 8U chassis replacing the existing 4U chassis, the majority of
internal components can be moved from the x3850 X6 to the x3950 X6.
The x3850 X6 components that can be migrated to the x3950 X6 as part of the RPQ upgrade are:
Compute Books, provided they use Intel Xeon E7-8800 v2 processors
All memory DIMMs
Storage Book
All internal drives
Primary I/O Book (and associated fans)
Half-length I/O Books
Full-length I/O Books
All adapters
All power supplies
The RPQ upgrade includes these parts:
New 8U chassis and 8-socket midplane
A second Storage Book
A second Primary I/O Book
The RPQ upgrade may also require new parts:
Additional Compute Books (a minimum of four Compute Books required in the x3950 X6)
Additional power supplies (a minimum of four are required in the x3950 X6)
Additional I/O Books, network adapters, drives as needed
There are key considerations for this upgrade:
Processor support: Intel Xeon E7-4800 v2 processors cannot be used in an x3950 X6. If your x3850
X6 has Compute Books with E7-4800 v2 processors, then these must be replaced with Compute
Books with E7-8800 v2 processors if you plan to upgrade to an x3950 X6. The memory in the
Compute Books can be reused in the x3950 X6, however.
All processors must be identical: All processors used in the x3950 X6 must be the identical. For
example, all E7-8850 v2 processors. A minimum of four processors are required.
The upgrade does result in some parts no longer being used (“parts on the floor”):
Existing 4U chassis and 4-socket midplane
Compute Books that are based on E7-4800 v2 processors
Original x3850 X6 server may need to be ordered configure-to-order (CTO) or Special Bid: To
minimize “parts on the floor” (parts that cannot be used in the upgraded system), the original x3850
X6 should be configured with Compute Books containin E7-8800 v2 processors. Since many
standard models of the x3850 X6 (see Table 2) contain E7-4800 v2 processors, you may need to
use CTO (using a configurator such as x-config) or order the server using Special Bid to create a
server configuration with E7-8800 v2 processors.
Serial number swap: The RPQ upgrade process also involves transferring the x3850 X6 serial
number to the x3950 X6 chassis. This transfer makes the upgrade simpler from an asset or
depreciation management point of view. This transfer also means that the old 4U chassis will be
retired as it will no longer have a valid serial number.
Power supplies: Ideally all power supplies are the 1400W variant. Regardless of the selection, the
power supplies coexistence rules as decribed in the Power supplies section must be followed.
Additional power: Depending on your workload and configuration you may need to provision for
additional PDU outlets, cables and power capacity for your x3950 X6 server. Use the Power
Configurator to determine your total power draw to assist you in provisioning adequate power. You
can download the Power Configurator from
http://ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/resources/powerconfig.html
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Additional rack space: An additional 4U of rack space is required when upgrading the x3850 X6 to
the x3950 X6, for a total of 8U of rack space.
Down time: In order to upgrade the x3850 X6 server to a x3950 X6 server you will need to allow for
down time. The server will need to be completely powered off and have some of its components
removed for re-installation into the new x3950 X6 server.
Processor options
The x3850 X6 supports up to four Intel Xeon E7 v2 processors. Processors are installed in Compute
Books, one processor in each Compute Book. The following figure shows the components of the
Compute Book:
One processor
A total of 24 DIMM slots, 12 on each side of the book
Two hot-swap dual-motor fans that are mounted on the front of the book
The x3850 X6 supports two or four Compute Books. Three Compute Books are not supported. A
configuration of one Compute Book is only supported in standard model 3837-A4x.
Each Compute Book is installed in the front of the server, as shown in the following figure.
Figure 4. Compute Book
The following table shows the processor options. Each option includes the processor installed in a
Compute Book. Compute Books with one of the E7-4800 family of processors are supported only in a
four-socket x3850 X6 server and cannot be used in an x3950 X6 server.
The table also shows the maximum memory bus speed each processor supports plus which server models
have each processor standard. If there is no corresponding where-used model for a particular processor,
this processor is only available through CTO.
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Table 4. Processor options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
(processor installed in a Compute Book)
Memory bus
Supported x3850 X6
speed (RAS /
quantities models
Performance)† x3850 X6* where
used
Intel Xeon E7-4800 v2 processor family (not supported in the x3950 X6)
44X3961
A4B3
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-4809 v2 6C
1.9GHz 105W
1333 / 1066
MHz
2, 4
A4x
44X3966
A4B4
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-4820 v2 8C
2.0GHz 105W
1600 / 1066
MHz
2, 4
B1x
44X3971
A4B5
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-4830 v2 10C
2.2GHz 105W
1600 / 1066
MHz
2, 4
-
44X3976
A4B6
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-4850 v2 12C
2.3GHz 105W
1600 / 1066
MHz
2, 4
B3x
44X3981
A4B7
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-4860 v2 12C
2.6GHz 130W
1600 / 1333
MHz
2, 4
C1x
44X3986
A4B8
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-4870 v2 15C
2.3GHz 130W
1600 / 1333
MHz
2, 4
-
44X3991
A4B9
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-4880 v2 15C
2.5GHz 130W
1600 / 1333
MHz
2, 4
-
44X3996
A4BA
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 15C
2.8GHz 155W
1600 / 1333
MHz
2, 4
C4x
Intel Xeon E7-8800 v2 processor family (also supported in the x3950 X6)
44X4001
A4BB
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8850 v2 12C
2.3GHz 105W
1600 / 1066
MHz
2, 4
-
44X4031
A4BH
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8857 v2 12C
3.0GHz 130W
1600 / 1333
MHz
2, 4
-
44X4011
A4BD
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8870 v2 15C
2.3GHz 130W
1600 / 1333
MHz
2, 4
-
44X4016
A4BE
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8880 v2 15C
2.5GHz 130W
1600 / 1333
MHz
2, 4
-
44X4036
A4BJ
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8880L v2 15C 1600 / 1333
2.2GHz 105W
MHz
2, 4
-
44X4021
A4BF
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8890 v2 15C
2.8GHz 155W
1600 / 1333
MHz
2, 4
-
44X4026
A4BG
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8891 v2 10C
3.2GHz 155W
1600 / 1333
MHz
2, 4
-
44X4006
A4BC
X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8893 v2 6C
3.4GHz 155W
1600 / 1333
MHz
2, 4
-
† The processors support two memory modes, RAS mode (also known as lockstep mode) and
Performance mode (also known as independent mode). In Performance mode, the SMI2 link operates at
twice the memory bus speed shown.
* A configuration of one processor is only supported in model 3837-A4x. No other server model or CTO
configuration supports one processor.
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Memory options
Lenovo DDR3 memory is compatibility tested and tuned for optimal System x® performance and
throughput. Lenovo memory specifications are integrated into the light path diagnostics for immediate
system performance feedback and optimum system uptime. From a service and support standpoint,
Lenovo memory automatically assumes the system warranty, and Lenovo provides service and support
worldwide.
The x3850 X6 supports DDR3 memory operating at speeds up to 1600 MHz. The x3850 X6 supports up to
96 DIMMs when all processors are installed, 24 DIMMs per processor. Each processor has four memory
channels that are implemented using Scalable Memory Interface generation 2 (SMI2) chips, and the server
implements three DIMMs per channel. The processor and the corresponding memory DIMM slots are on
the Compute Book.
The following table lists the memory options that are available for x3850 X6.
Table 5. Memory options
Part number Feature code Description
Maximum
Models
supported x3850 X6 where used
RDIMMs
00D5024
A3QE
4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800
CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM
96 (24 per CPU)
-
00D5036
A3QH
8GB (1x8GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800
CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM
96 (24 per CPU)
A4x, B1x,
B3x,
C1x, C4x,
46W0672
A3QM
16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800
CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM
96 (24 per CPU)
-
46W0676
A3SR
32GB (1x32GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800
CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP LRDIMM
96 (24 per CPU)
-
46W0741
A451
64GB (1x64GB, 8Rx4, 1.35V) PC3-10600
DDR3 1333MHz LP LRDIMM
96 (24 per CPU)
-
LRDIMMs
The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:
The server supports RDIMMs and LRDIMMs.
Mixing different types of memory (RDIMMs and LRDIMMs) is not supported.
The maximum number of ranks per one DDR3 channel is six with RDIMMs or 24 with LRDIMMs.
In RAS (lockstep) mode, DIMMs must be installed in a pair.
The maximum quantity of DIMMs that can be installed in the server depends on the number of
processors, DIMM type, rank, and operating voltage, as shown in the "Maximum qty supported"
row in the following table.
All DIMMs in the server operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of one
of the following options:
Memory speed that is supported by the specific processor.
Lowest of maximum operating speeds for selected memory configuration that depends on
rated speed, operating voltage, and quantity of DIMMs per channel, as shown under
"Maximum operating speed" section in the following table.
The server also supports eXFlash DIMMs, which are also installed in the DIMM slots. The " eXFlash
memory-channel storage" section describes these eXFlash DIMMs and the configuration rules.
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The following table shows the characteristics of the supported DIMMs. Tables cells that are highlighted
with a gray background indicate that the server supports higher memory frequencies or larger memory
capacity (or both) than the Intel processor specification defines.
Memory speed: In performance mode, memory channels operate independently, and the SMI2 link
operates at twice the DDR3 speed. In RAS mode, two channels operate synchronously, and the SMI2 link
operates at the DDR3 speed.
Table 6. Maximum memory speeds
DIMM
specification
Rank
RDIMM
LRDIMM
Single rank
Dual rank
Quad rank
8-rank
Part numbers
00D5024 (4GB)
00D5036 (8GB)
46W0672 (16GB)
46W0676 (32GB)
46W0741 (64GB)
Rated speed
1600 MHz
1600 MHz
1600 MHz
1333 MHz
Rated voltage
Operating voltage
1.35 V
1.35 V
1.35 V
1.35 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
Max qty supported*
96
96
96
96
96
96
96
96
Max DIMM capacity
8 GB
8 GB
16 GB
16 GB
32 GB
32 GB
64 GB
64 GB
0.75 TB
0.75 TB
1.5 TB
1.5 TB
3 TB
3 TB
6 TB
6 TB
Max memory capacity
Maximum operating speed - Performance mode (2:1 mode - SMI2 link operates at twice the DDR3 speed
shown)
1 DIMM per channel
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
2 DIMMs per channel
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
3 DIMMs per channel
1066
MHz
1333
MHz
1066
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
Maximum operating speed - RAS mode (1:1 mode - SMI2 link operates at the DDR3 speed shown)
1 DIMM per channel
1333
MHz
1600
MHz
1333
MHz
1600
MHz
1333
MHz
1600
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
2 DIMMs per channel
1333
MHz
1600
MHz
1333
MHz
1600
MHz
1333
MHz
1600
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
3 DIMMs per channel
1066
MHz
1333
MHz
1066
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
1333
MHz
* Maximum quantity supported is shown for all processors that are installed.
The following memory protection technologies are supported:
ECC
Chipkill (for x4-based memory DIMMs)
Redundant bit steering (Double Device Data Correction)
Memory mirroring
Memory rank sparing
Chipkill and Redundant Bit Steering are supported in RAS mode. Chipkill is supported in Performance
mode.
If memory mirroring is used, DIMMs must be installed in pairs for Performance mode (minimum of one pair
per each processor) and quads for RAS mode. DIMMs in the pair/quad must be identical in type and size.
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If memory rank sparing is used, then a minimum of two single-rank or dual-rank DIMMs must be installed
per populated channel (the DIMMs do not need being identical). In rank sparing mode, one rank of a DIMM
in each populated channel is reserved as spare memory. The size of a rank varies depending on the
DIMMs that are installed.
eXFlash memory-channel storage
eXFlash memory-channel storage are storage offerings in the physical form of memory DIMMs. These
eXFlash DIMMs are installed in memory DIMM sockets but appear to the operating system and
applications as block storage devices. This new and innovative technology brings storage electrically
closer to the processor subsystem, therefore improving performance considerably.
Withdrawn: Memory-channel storage is now withdrawn from marketing.
The following table shows the supported eXFlash DIMMs.
Table 7. Internal storage expansion options
Part number
Feature
code
Name and description
Maximum
supported
00FE000
A4GX
eXFlash 200GB DDR3 Storage DIMM
32
00FE005
A4GY
eXFlash 400GB DDR3 Storage DIMM
32
The following figure shows one eXFlash DIMM installed with RDIMMs in the Compute Book.
Figure 5. eXFlash DIMM installed in the Compute Book
The following rules apply when building a server configuration with eXFlash DIMMs:
The 200 GB and 400 GB eXFlash DIMMs cannot be mixed.
Performance memory mode must be selected. RAS (lockstep) memory mode is not supported.
Only RDIMMs are supported by eXFlash DIMMs; LRDIMMs are not supported
The maximum quantities of eXFlash DIMMs are as follows:
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One processor: 8 eXFlash DIMMs
Two processors: 16 eXFlash DIMMs
Four processors: 32 eXFlash DIMMs
For more information, visit the eXFlash DIMM support page:
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-FLASHDM
Internal storage
The server supports 1.8-inch solid-state drives in the eXFlash SSD units and 2.5-inch SSDs and HDDs.
Drives are installed in the Storage Book. The x3850 X6 has one Storage Book. The Storage Book supports
the following configurations:
4x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
8x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
4x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays + 8x 1.8-inch hot-swap SSD bays
8x 1.8-inch hot-swap SSD bays
16x 1.8-inch hot-swap SSD bays
The following figure shows these configurations.
Figure 6. Internal drive configurations
Backplanes
All standard models ship with four 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap hard disk drive bays. The following table
shows the internal storage expansion options that are available.
Table 8. Internal storage expansion options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported x3850 X6
44X4104
A4A6
4x 2.5" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane
2
44X4106
A4A7
8x 1.8" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane
2
The backplanes are connected to one or two RAID controllers or HBAs depending on the number and type
of backplane that is installed. The adapters are installed in PCIe slots in the Storage Book, as shown in the
following figure.
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Figure 7. Storage Book
The following table shows the backplanes that are required per Storage Book and the number of
controllers that are required. Note that the table shows the exact number of controllers supported for each
drive/backplane configuration, no more, no fewer.
Table 9. Drive combinations per Storage Book
Drive combination
Backplanes required
Number of
controllers
supported
4x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
1x 4x 2.5" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4104
1
8x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
2x 4x 2.5" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4104
1
4x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays +
8x 1.8-inch hot-swap SSD bays
1x 4x 2.5" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4104
1x 8x 1.8" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4106
2
8x 1.8-inch hot-swap SSD bays
1x 8x 1.8" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4106
1
16x 1.8-inch hot-swap SSD bays
2x 8x 1.8" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4106
2
Controllers for internal storage
The following table lists the RAID controllers, HBAs, and additional hardware and feature upgrades that are
used for internal disk storage. The adapters are installed in slots in the Storage Book.
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Table 10. RAID controllers and HBAs for internal storage
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported x3850
X6
Where
used
46C9110
A3YZ
ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller
2
All
models
47C8675
A3YY
N2215 SAS/SATA HBA for System x
2
-
Hardware upgrades for the M5210
47C8656
A3Z0
ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Cache/RAID 5
Upgrade
2
-
47C8660
A3Z1
ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5
Upgrade
2
-
47C8664
A3Z2
ServeRAID M5200 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5
Upgrade
2
-
47C8668
A3Z3
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5
Upgrade
2
-
Features on Demand upgrades for the M5210
47C8708
A3Z6
ServeRAID M5200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5
Upgrade
1
-
47C8706
A3Z5
ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
1*
-
47C8710
A3Z7
ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator
1*
-
47C8712
A3Z8
ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler
1*
-
* These M5210 features upgrades require a cache memory upgrade (47C8656, 47C8660, or 47C8664).
The ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
Eight internal 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
Two x4 HD mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8643)
Supports connections to SAS/SATA drives and SAS Expanders
Supports RAID 0, 1, and 10
Supports RAID 5 and 50 with optional M5200 Series RAID 5 upgrades
Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
Supports 1 GB non-backed cache or 1 GB or 2 GB flash-backed cache
Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port
PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS3108 12 Gbps ROC controller
The N2215 SAS/SATA HBA has the following specifications:
Eight internal 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
Two x4 HD mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8643)
Supports connections to SAS/SATA HDDs and SATA SSDs
Optimized for SSD performance
No RAID support
Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port
PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS3008 12 Gbps controller
For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the RAID adapters category at the
following address:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/raid
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Internal drive options
The following tables lists hard disk drive options for internal storage.
Table 11. 1.8-inch SSDs
Part number
Feature
Description
Maximum
supported
1.8-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
00AJ335
A56V
120GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
16
00AJ340
A56W
240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
16
00AJ345
A56X
480GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
16
00AJ350
A56Y
800GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
16
Table 12. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
Part number
Feature
Description
Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
00NA251
ASBH
900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD
8
00NA241
ASBF
600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD
8
00NA261
ASBK
1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD
8
00NA271
ASBM
1.8TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD
8
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 15K
00NA221
ASBB
300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD
8
00NA231
ASBD
600GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD
8
2.5-inch hot-swap SED HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
00NA301
ASBT
1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e SED
8
Table 13. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
Part number
Feature
Description
Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb SAS 15K
00AJ111
A4TQ
146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD
8
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SAS
00AJ121
A4TT
500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD
8
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
00AJ136
A4TW
500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD
8
00AJ141
A4TX
1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD
8
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Table 14. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS/SATA SSDs
Part number
Feature
Description
Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
00FN379
AS7C
200GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
8
00FN389
AS7E
400GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
8
00FN399
AS7G
800GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
8
00FN409
AS7J
1.6TB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
8
Table 15. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA SSDs
Part number
Feature
Description
Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SAS - Enterprise Capacity
00NA671
ASW6
3.84TB 6Gb SAS Enterprise Capacity G3HS MLC SSD
8
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SAS - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
00AJ207
A4UA
200GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
8
00AJ212
A4UB
400GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
8
00AJ217
A4UC
800GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
8
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
00AJ395
A577
120GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
8
00AJ400
A578
240GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
8
00AJ405
A579
480GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
8
00AJ410
A57A
800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
8
Internal backup units
The server does not support internal tape drive options.
Optical drives
The server does not support internal optical drives.
I/O expansion options
The server supports up to 11 PCIe slots plus dedicated Mezzanine LOM slot (12 total) as follows:
In the Storage Book (standard in all models): Two PCIe 3.0 x8 slots for supported internal RAID
controllers and SAS HBAs
In the Primary I/O Book (standard in all models):
Two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16-wired), half length, full height, up to 75 W of power
One PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired), half length, full height, up to 75 W of power
One mezzanine LOM 2 (ML2) slot for network adapters with the new ML2 form factor (PCIe
3.0 x8)
Two optional I/O Books, each with three slots, all full height. Optional I/O Books are enabled for hotswap.
The following figure shows the Primary I/O Book with the air baffle raised to show the internals.
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Figure 8. Primary I/O Book
Optional I/O Books can be either of:
Half-length I/O Book:
Two PCIe 3.0 x8 slots (x8 wired)
One PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (x16 wired)
Full-length I/O Book:
Two PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 wired)
One PCIe 2.0 x8 slot (x4 wired)
In order for an I/O Book to be hot-swappable, all adapters that are installed in the book must support hotswap and the operating system must also support hot-swap. These operating systems support hot-swap:
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
The adapters listed in the following table support hot-swap.
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Table 16. Adapters that support hot swap
Part number
Feature code
Description
00D8540*
A4XH
Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA IIIr for System x*
49Y7960
A2EC
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x
49Y7970
A2ED
Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for System x
49Y4230
5767
Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for System x
49Y4240
5768
Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for System x
00AG500
A56K
Intel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter for System x
00AG510
A56L
Intel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter for System x
00AG520
A56M
Intel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter for System x
* Hot-swap is only supported when the adapter is in pNIC mode. Hot-swap is not supported in either vNIC
mode (Virtual Fabric mode or Switch Independent mode).
The usage of these Optional I/O Books requires all four processors to be installed.
The following table shows the ordering information for the optional I/O Books.
Table 17. I/O Book options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported x3850 X6
44X4049
A4A2
X6 Half-Length I/O Book
2
44X4051
A4A3*
X6 Full-Length I/O Book
2
* The Full-length I/O Book can be ordered only as an option. It is not available through CTO because the
Full-length I/O Book cannot be shipped installed in the server
The following figure shows the two optional I/O Books, the Half-length I/O Book and the Full-length I/O
Book.
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Figure 9. Half-length I/O Book and the Full-length I/O Book
The following figure shows the inside of the Half-length I/O Book.
Figure 10. Half-length I/O Book
Each slot in the Half-length I/O Book and the Full-length I/O Book supplies up to 75 W of power.
The Full-length I/O Book also includes two auxiliary power connectors. With the use of these connectors
and the supplied power cords, the I/O book supports one double-wide adapter up to 300 W. The auxiliary
power connectors are as follows:
One 2x4 power connector, which supplies up to 150 W of additional power to the adapter
One 2x3 power connector, which supplies up to 75 W of additional power to the adapter
The combined power consumption of all the adapters that are installed in the Full-length I/O Book cannot
exceed 300 W.
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Note: The 2x3 connector is intended to be used only when one adapter is installed in the first x16 slot (the
up-most slot in the following figure), either requiring 225 W or 300 W of power. The location of the 2x3
connector prevents an adapter from being installed in the other x16 slot.
Figure 11. Full-length I/O Book
The Half-length I/O Book installs flush with the Primary I/O Book at the rear of the server. The Full-length
I/O Book, when installed, adds a 99 mm (3.9 in.) mechanical extension to the base length dimension of the
chassis.
The following figure shows a Full-length I/O Book and a Half-length I/O Book installed in the server.
Figure 12. I/O Books that are installed in the x3850 X6
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Network adapters
The server supports ML2 adapters that are installed in the custom ML2 slot. This slot supports adapters
with either two 10 Gb ports or four Gigabit ports and supports direct connectivity to the IMM2 service
processor for out-of-band systems management.
As listed in Table 2, Model B3x includes the Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ adapter
as standard. All other standard models include an Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter (I350-AM4
based).
The Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter has the following specifications:
Dual-port 10 Gb Ethernet connectivity
Broadcom BCM57810S ASIC
SFP+ ports supporting fiber optic and direct-attach copper (DAC) cables
For more information about this adapter, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide found at the following
address:
http://lenovopress.com/tips1027
The Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter has the following specifications:
Quad-port 1 Gb Ethernet connectivity
Intel I350-AM4 ASIC
RJ45 ports for copper cables
For more information about this adapter, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/tips1155
The following table lists the supported ML2 adapters.
Table 18. ML2 adapters
Part number
Feature Description
code
Maximum
supported
x3850 X6
00D2026
A40S
Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT for System x
1
00D2028
A40T
Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ for System x
1
00D1996
A40Q
Emulex VFA5 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x
1
00D8544
A4NZ
Emulex VFA5 ML2 FCoE/iSCSI License for System x (FoD)
(Features on Demand upgrade for 00D1996 - one for each adapter)
1
00D1998
A40R
Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter for System x
1
00D1994
A40P
Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT Adapter for System x
1
94Y5200
AS74
Intel X710 ML2 4x10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x
1
00FP650
A5RK
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro ML2 2x40GbE/FDR VPI Adapter for System x
1
The server also supports various other Ethernet and InfiniBand network adapters, as listed in the following
table. The maximum quantity listed is for configurations with all processors and I/O books installed.
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Table 19. Network adapters
Part number
Feature Description
code
Maximum
supported
x3850 X6
A3PN
Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for System x
9
44T1370
A5GZ
Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE BaseT Adapter for System x
9
49Y7910
A18Y
Broadcom NetXtreme II Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for System x
9
00JY820
A5UT
Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter for System x
9
00JY830
A5UU
Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW for System x
9
00JY824
A5UV
Emulex VFA5 FCoE/iSCSI SW for PCIe Adapter for System x (FoD)
9
00D8540
A4M9
Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA III-R for System x
9
49Y7960
A2EC
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x
9
49Y7970
A2ED
Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for System x
9
81Y3520
AS73
Intel X710 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x
9
00D9690
A3PM
Mellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter for System x
9
90Y4600
A3MR
QLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA for System x
9
00Y5624
A3MT
QLogic 8200 VFA FCoE/iSCSI License for System x (FoD)
9
47C9960
A47J
Solarflare SFN6122F 2x10GbE SFP+ Onload Adapter
9
40 Gb Ethernet
00D9550
10 Gb Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
00AG500
A56K
Intel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter for System x
9
00AG510
A56L
Intel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter for System x
9
00AG520
A56M
Intel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter for System x
9
90Y9370
A2V4
Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for System x
9
90Y9352
A2V3
Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for System x
9
49Y4230
5767
Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for System x
9
49Y4240
5768
Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for System x
9
A3PN
Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for System x
9
InfiniBand
00D9550
For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Networking adapters category
found at the following address:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/networkadapters
Fibre Channel host bus adapters
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Fibre Channel host bus adapters
The following table lists the supported Fibre Channel HBAs
Table 20. Fibre Channel host bus adapters
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
Fibre Channel - 16 Gb
81Y1655
A2W5
Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x
9
81Y1662
A2W6
Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x
9
81Y1668
A2XU
Brocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x
9
81Y1675
A2XV
Brocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x
9
00Y3337
A3KW
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x
9
00Y3341
A3KX
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x
9
Fibre Channel - 8 Gb
42D0485
3580
Emulex 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x
9
42D0494
3581
Emulex 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x
9
42D0501
3578
QLogic 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x
9
42D0510
3579
QLogic 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x
9
46M6049
3589
Brocade 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x
9
46M6050
3591
Brocade 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x
9
For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Host bus adapters category
found at the following address:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/hba
SAS adapters for external storage
The following table lists the supported SAS HBAs and RAID adapters.
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Table 21. RAID controllers and options for external disk storage expansion
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
46C9010
A3MV
N2125 SAS/SATA HBA
9
00AE912
A5M0
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA
9
SAS HBAs
RAID controllers
00AE938
A5ND
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller
3
81Y4478
A1WX
ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller
2
Features on Demand upgrades for the M5225
47C8706
A3Z5
ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for Systems-FoD
1
47C8710
A3Z7
ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator for Systems-FoD
1
47C8712
A3Z8
ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler for Systems-FoD
1
Hardware upgrades for the M5120
81Y4487
A1J4
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
81Y4559
A1WY
ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
47C8670
A4G6
ServeRAID M5100 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
Feature on Demand upgrades for the M5120
90Y4318
A2MD
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler
1*
90Y4273
A2MC
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Key
1*
81Y4546
A1X3
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
1*
* These M5120 features upgrades require a cache memory upgrade (81Y4487, 81Y4559, or 47C8670).
The ServeRAID M5225 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
Eight external 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
Supports 12, 6, and 3 Gbps SAS and 6 and 3 Gbps SATA data transfer rates
Two external x4 mini-SAS HD connectors (SFF-8644)
Supports 2 GB flash-backed cache (standard)
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50 (standard)
Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
Supports optional M5200 Series Performance Accelerator and SSD Caching upgrades
PCIe x8 Gen 3 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS3108 12 Gbps ROC controller
Supports connectivity to the EXP2512 and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures
For more information about the ServeRAID M5225, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide at
http://lenovopress.com/tips1258
The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
Eight external 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
Two external x4 mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8088)
Supports RAID 0, 1, and 10
Supports RAID 5 and 50 with optional M5100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5100 Series RAID 6 upgrade
Supports 512 MB or 1 GB flash-backed cache
PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps ROC controller
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Supports connectivity to the EXP2512 and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures
Cache upgrade required: The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller ships standard without a cache.
One of the available cache upgrades (81Y4487, 81Y4559, or 47C8670) is required for the M5120 adapter
operations, and it must be purchased together with the controller.
For more information about the ServeRAID M5120, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide at
http://lenovopress.com/tips0858
PCIe SSD adapters
The server supports the High IOPS SSD adapters that are listed in the following table. The maximum
quantity listed is for configurations with all processors and I/O books installed.
Table 22. SSD adapters
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
x3850 X6
46C9078
A3J3
365GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter
9
46C9081
A3J4
785GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter
9
90Y4377
A3DY
1.2TB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter
9
90Y4397
A3DZ
2.4TB High IOPS MLC Duo Adapter
9
00AE995
ARYP
1000GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter
6
00AE998
ARYQ
1300GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter
6
00JY004
ARYS
5200GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter
6
00JY001
ARYR*
2600GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter
6
00AE983
ARYK
1250GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter
6
00AE986
ARYL
1600GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter
6
00AE989
ARYM
3200GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter
6
00AE992
ARYN*
6400GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter
6
* These adapters cannot be ordered via CTO. It can only be ordered as an option. The server cannot be
shipped with this adapter installed. See http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=SERVIO3
For more information about these adapters, see the Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Internal Storage
category: http://lenovopress.com/systemx/internalstorage
GPU adapters and co-processors
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GPU adapters and co-processors
The server supports the co-processors and graphics processing units (GPUs) that are listed in the
following table. Each is installed in a Full-length I/O Book. No other adapter can be installed in the Fulllength I/O Book. The Full-length I/O Book includes the necessary auxiliary power cables.
Notes:
These adapters are not available through CTO and cannot be shipped installed in the server
because they are installed in the Full-length I/O Book, which extends beyond the rear of the chassis
(see Figure 12). These adapters must be shipped separately from the server. Order the adapter and
Full-length I/O Book as separate options.
If a NVIDIA Grid K1, Grid K2, Tesla K20, Tesla K40c, Quadro K4000 or Quadro K6000 is installed,
the maximum system memory that can be installed is 1 TB.
Table 23. GPU adapters
Part number
Feature code
Description
Minimum
system
RAM
Maximum
supported
x3850 X6
00J6160
A3GM*
NVIDIA GRID K1
32 GB
2
00FP674
A470*
NVIDIA Grid K2 (Actively Cooled)
16 GB
2
00FP675
A3YU*
NVIDIA Quadro K4000
6 GB
2
00FP672
A3YV*
NVIDIA Quadro K6000
24 GB
2
00FP673
A471*
NVIDIA Tesla K20 (Actively Cooled)
10 GB
2
00FP676
A5FG*
NVIDIA Tesla K40c
24 GB
2
* Not available through CTO.
Power supplies
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Power supplies
The x3850 X6 server supports up to four redundant power supplies. Standard models come with one, two,
or four power supplies (model dependent). The following table lists the power supplies.
Table 24. Power supplies
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported x3850
X6
Models
where used
44X4150
A54D
1400W HE Redundant Power Supply
for altitudes >5000 meters
4
All HANA
models
44X4152
A54E
1400W HE Redundant Power Supply
4
-
44X4132
A4R0
900W Power Supply
4
A4x, B1x, B3x,
C1x, C4x
88Y7433
A2EA
750W High Efficiency -48 V DC Power
Supply
4
-
An AC power supply ships standard with one 2.8 m C13 - C14 power cord.
Configuration rules are as follows:
Power supplies must be in pairs (x3850 X6) or quads (x3950 X6), with the exception of model 3837A4x, where one power supply is supported.
The AC power supplies can be mixed. Valid combinations for the x3850 X6 for example, are:
Two 44X4132 and two 44X4152
Two 44X4132 and two 44X4150
It is not recommended you mix the two 1400 W options (44X4152 for low altitude and 44X4150 for
high altitude) as you will nullify the high-altitude capabilities of 44X4150.
You cannot mix the AC power supplies with the DC power supply
Use the Power Configurator to determine exactly what power your server needs:
http://ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/resources/powerconfig.html
Integrated virtualization
The server supports VMware ESXi that is installed on a USB memory key. The key is installed in a USB
socket that is on the primary I/O book inside the server. The following table lists the virtualization options.
Table 25. Virtualization options
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
41Y8298
A2G0
Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads
1
41Y8382
A4WZ
USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.1 U1
1
Systems management
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Systems management
The server contains Integrated Management Module II (IMM2), which provides advanced serviceprocessor control, monitoring, and an alerting function. If an environmental condition exceeds a threshold
or if a system component fails, the IMM2 lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records the error
in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. The IMM2 also provides a virtual presence capability for
remote server management capabilities.
The IMM2 provides remote server management through industry-standard interfaces:
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3
Common Information Model (CIM)
Web browser
The remote presence provides the following functions:
Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz with up to 23 bits per
pixel colors, regardless of the system state
Remotely accessing the server by using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
Mapping the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client, and mapping
ISO and diskette image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the server
Uploading a diskette image to the IMM memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive
The blue-screen capture feature captures the video display contents before the IMM restarts the server
when the IMM detects an operating-system hang condition. A system administrator can use the bluescreen capture feature to assist in determining the cause of the hang condition.
Supported operating systems
The server supports the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) 12
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with XEN
VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)
VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)
For the latest information about the specific versions and service levels that are supported and any other
prerequisites, see the Lenovo Operating System Interoperability Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/osig
Physical and electrical specifications
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Physical and electrical specifications
Dimensions and weight:
Height: 173 mm (6.8 in.)
Width: 482 mm (19.0 in.)
Depth: 804 mm (31.6 in)
Depth with cable management brackets installed: 836 mm (32.9”)
Depth with Full-length I/O Book installed: 921 mm (36.2 in)
Weight:
Minimum configuration: 35.9 kg (79.2 lb)
Typical configuration: 46.4 kg (102.3 lb)
Maximum configuration: 54.7 kg (120 lb)
Supported environment:
Air temperature:
Server on: 5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F); altitude: 0 - 3,050 m (10,000 ft).
Server off: 5 °C to 45 °C (41 °F to 113 °F); altitude: 0 - 3,050 m (10,000 ft).
Shipment: -40 °C to 60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F)
Humidity:
Server on: 8% - 85%, maximum dew point 24 °C
Server off: 8% - 85%, maximum dew point 27 °C
Electrical:
Models with 1400 W AC power supplies:
100 -127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 10 A (900 W DC output)
200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 8 A (1400 W DC output)
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
Minimum configuration: 0.16 kVA
Maximum configuration: 3.2 kVA
Models with 900 W AC power supplies:
100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 10.7 A
200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 5.3 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
Minimum configuration: 0.16 kVA
Maximum configuration: 2.0 kVA
Models with 750 W DC power supplies:
-40 to -75 (nominal) V DC
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
Minimum configuration: 0.16 kVA
Maximum configuration: 1.7 kVA
BTU output:
Minimum configuration: 546 Btu/hr (160 watts)
Maximum configuration: 10,912 Btu/hr (3,200 watts)
Noise level:
6.6 bels (operating)
6.4 bels (idle)
Warranty options
The system has a three-year warranty with 24x7 standard call center support and 9x5 Next Business Day
onsite coverage. Also available are Lenovo Services warranty maintenance upgrades and post-warranty
maintenance agreements, with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time,
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term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.
Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings are country-specific. Not all warranty service upgrades are
available in every country. For more information about Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings that are
available in your country, go to the Data Center Advisor and Configurator (formerly known as
LESC) website http://lesc.lenovo.com, then do the following:
1. In the Customize a Model box in the middle of the page, select the Services option in the
Customization Option dropdown menu
2. Enter in the machine type & model of the system
3. From the search results, you can click either Deployment Services or Support Services to view
the offerings
The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.
Table 26. Warranty service definitions
Term
Description
On-site
service
A service technician will arrive at the client’s location for equipment service.
24x7x2
hour
A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within two 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 four hours after remote
problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including
Lenovo holidays.
9x5x4 hour 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 am - 5:00 pm in the
client's local time zone, Monday-Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. For example, if a customer
reports an incident at 3:00 pm on Friday, the technician will arrive by 10:00 am the following Monday.
9x5 next
business
day
A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location on the business day after remote
problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the client's local
time zone, Monday - Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. Calls received after 4:00 pm local time
require an extra business day for service dispatch. Next business day service is not guaranteed.
Committed Problems receive priority handling so that repairs are completed within the committed time of 6, 8, or
Repair
24 hours. Lenovo provides service 24 hours/day, every day, including Lenovo holidays.
The following Lenovo warranty service upgrades are available:
Warranty and maintenance service upgrades:
Three, four, or five years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage
Onsite response from next business day to 2 or 4 hours
Committed repair service
Warranty extension of up to 5 years
Post warranty extensions
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Committed Repair Service
Committed Repair Services enhances the level of Warranty Service Upgrade or Post
Warranty/Maintenance Service offering associated with the selected systems. Offerings vary and
are available in select countries.
Priority handling to meet defined time frames to restore the failing machine to good working
condition
Committed repair service levels are measured within the following coverage hours:
24x7x6: Service performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, within 6 hours
24x7x8: Service performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, within 8 hours
24x7x24: Service performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, within 24 hours
Hard Disk Drive Retention
Lenovo’s Hard Disk Drive Retention (HDDR) 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. The Hard Drive Retention service can be purchased in convenient bundles with our
warranty upgrades and extensions.
Microcode Support
Keeping microcode current helps prevent hardware failures and security exposure. There are two
levels of service: analysis of the installed base and analysis and update where required. Offerings
vary by country and can be bundled with other warranty upgrades and extensions.
Remote Technical Support Services (RTS)
RTS provides comprehensive technical call center support for covered servers, storage, operating
systems, and applications. Providing a single source for support of hardware and software issues,
RTS can reduce problem resolution time, decreasing the cost to address technical problems and
increasing uptime. Offerings are available for Windows, Linux, IBM Systems Director, VMware,
Microsoft business applications, and Lenovo System x storage devices, and IBM OEM storage
devices.
Regulatory compliance
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Regulatory compliance
The server conforms to the following regulations:
FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class A
UL/IEC 60950-1
CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
NOM-019
Argentina IEC60950-1
Japan VCCI, Class A
Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class A
IEC 60950-1(CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
China CCC (GB4943), GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1, GOST R 51318.22, GOST R 51318.24, GOST R 51317.3.2, and
GOST R 51317.3.3
IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, and EN61000-3-3)
CISPR 22, Class A
TUV-GS (EN60950-1 /IEC60950-1, EK1-ITB2000)
External drive enclosures
The server supports attachment to external drive enclosures using a RAID controller with external ports or
a SAS host bus adapter. Adapters supported by the server are listed in the SAS adapters for external
storage section.
The following table lists the 6 Gbps SAS external drive enclosures that are offered by Lenovo that can be
used with the server for storage expansion.
Table 27. E1012 and E1024 external drive enclosure models
Part
number
Description
64111B1
Lenovo Storage E1012 LFF Disk Expansion Single SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD
64111B2
Lenovo Storage E1012 LFF Disk Expansion Dual SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD
64111B3
Lenovo Storage E1024 SFF Disk Expansion Single SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD
64111B4
Lenovo Storage E1024 SFF Disk Expansion Dual SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD
For details about supported drives and cables for the Lenovo Storage E1012 and E1024, see the Lenovo
Press Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/lp0043
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The following table lists the standard models of the 12 Gbps SAS external drive enclosures offered by
Lenovo that can be used with the server for storage expansion.
Table 28. D1212 and D1224 standard models
Part
number
Description
LFF models
4587A11*
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (US English documentation)
4587A1C^
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4587A1J**
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Japanese documentation)
SFF models
4587A31*
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (US English documentation)
4587A3C^
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4587A3J**
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Japanese documentation)
** Available worldwide (except China and Japan)
^ Available only in China
** Available only in Japan
The following table lists the TopSeller models of the 12 Gbps SAS external drive enclosures offered by
Lenovo that can be used with the server for storage expansion.
Table 29. D1212 and D1224 TopSeller models
Part
number
Description
Brazil and Latin America - LFF models
4587EAU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 2TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EBU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 4TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587ECU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 6TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EDU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 8TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EEU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 2TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EFU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 4TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EGU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 6TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EHU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 8TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EIU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 2TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EJU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 4TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EKU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 6TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587ELU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 8TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
Brazil and Latin America - SFF models
4587E6U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 9x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587E2U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 9x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 2x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587E4U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 9x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 4x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587E5U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 18x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 1x 0.5m SAS cable
4587E1U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 18x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 2x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587E3U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 18x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 4x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
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For details about supported drives and cables for the Lenovo Storage D1212 and D1224, see the Lenovo
Press Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/lp0512
The following table lists the standard models of the 12 Gbps SAS external high density drive enclosures
offered by Lenovo.
Table 30. D3284 standard models
Description
Part number
Lenovo Storage D3284 4TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure
641311F
Lenovo Storage D3284 6TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure
641312F
Lenovo Storage D3284 8TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure
641313F
Lenovo Storage D3284 10TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure
641314F
The following table lists the TopSeller models of the 12 Gbps SAS external high density drive enclosures
offered by Lenovo.
Table 31. D3284 TopSeller models
Description
Part number
Lenovo Storage D3284 High Density Expansion Enclosure
6413E5F
Lenovo Storage D3284 4TB x 42 HD Expansion Enclosure
6413E1H
Lenovo Storage D3284 4TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure
6413E1F
Lenovo Storage D3284 6TB x 42 HD Expansion Enclosure
6413E2H
Lenovo Storage D3284 6TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure
6413E2F
Lenovo Storage D3284 8TB x 42 HD Expansion Enclosure
6413E3H
Lenovo Storage D3284 8TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure
6413E3F
Lenovo Storage D3284 10TB x 42 HD Expansion Enclosure
6413E4H
Lenovo Storage D3284 10TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure
6413E4F
For details about supported drives, adapters, and cables for the Lenovo Storage D3284, see the Lenovo
Press Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/lp0513
External storage systems
The following table lists the NAS and SAN external storage systems that are offered by Lenovo.
Table 32. External storage systems
Part number
Description
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Storage (SAS host connectivity)
4599A41*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4599A4C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4599A4J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4599A21*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4599A2C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4599A2J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
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Part number
Description
4617A41*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4617A4C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4617A4J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4617A21*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4617A2C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4617A2J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4619A21*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4619A2C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4619A2J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Storage (iSCSI or FC host connectivity)
4599A31*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4599A3C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese
documentation)
4599A3J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4599A11*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4599A1C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese
documentation)
4599A1J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4617A31*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4617A3C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese
documentation)
4617A3J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4617A11*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4617A1C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese
documentation)
4617A1J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4619A11*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4619A1C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese
documentation)
Lenovo Storage S Series (SAS host connectivity)
64112B1
Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64112B2
Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64112B3
Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64112B4
Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B1
Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B2
Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B3
Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B4
Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
Lenovo Storage S Series (iSCSI or FC host connectivity)
64114B1
Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B2
Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B3
Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
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Part number
Description
64114B4
Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B1
Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B2
Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B3
Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B4
Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
Lenovo Storage V Series (iSCSI, FC, or FCoE host connectivity)
6535C1D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 LFF Control Enclosure
6535EC1
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 LFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller)
6535C2D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 SFF Control Enclosure
6535EC2
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 SFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller)
6535C3D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP LFF Control Enclosure
6535EC3
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP LFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller)
6535C4D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP SFF Control Enclosure
6535EC4
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP SFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller)
6536C12
Lenovo Storage V5030 LFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S
6536C32
Lenovo Storage V5030 LFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S
6536C22
Lenovo Storage V5030 SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S
6536C42
Lenovo Storage V5030 SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S
6536B1F
Lenovo Storage V5030F SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S
6536B2F
Lenovo Storage V5030F SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S
IBM Storwize for Lenovo (iSCSI, FC, or FCoE host connectivity)
6096CU2^
IBM Storwize V3500 3.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit
6096CU3^
IBM Storwize V3500 2.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit
6099L2C
IBM Storwize V3700 3.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6099S2C
IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6195SC5†
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit, w/3 Yr S&S (Model 524)
6195SCL‡
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit, w/3 Yr S&S (LA) (Model 524)
61951F1†
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit, w/5 Yr S&S (Model 524)
61951FL‡
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit, w/5 Yr S&S (LA) (Model 524)
6195C32†
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 3YR SWMA (Model HC1 [Gen2+])
6195C3L‡
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 3YR SWMA, LA (Model HC1 [Gen2+])
6195C52†
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 5YR SWMA (Model HC1 [Gen2+])
6195C5L‡
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 5YR SWMA, LA (Model HC1 [Gen2+])
Lenovo Storage DX8200 Series (S3 cloud storage)
5120C1x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200C with 14x 4TB 3.5" HDDs and 2x 240GB SSDs
5120C3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200C with 14x 6TB 3.5" HDDs and 2x 480GB SSDs
5120C2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200C with 14x 8TB 3.5" HDDs and 2x 480GB SSDs
Lenovo Storage DX8200 Series (NAS, iSCSI connectivity; optional FC connectivity)
5135A2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Entry, 4TB, 3yr SW S&S
5135J2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Entry, 4TB, 4yr SW S&S
51351Vx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Entry, 4TB, 5yr SW S&S
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Part number
Description
5135B2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Mid, 16TB, 3yr SW S&S
5135L2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Mid, 16TB, 4yr SW S&S
51352Vx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Mid, 16TB, 5yr SW S&S
5135C2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization High, 64TB, 3yr SW S&S
5135M2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization High, 64TB, 4yr SW S&S
51353Vx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization High, 64TB, 5yr SW S&S
5135D2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 3yr SW S&S
5135N2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 4yr SW S&S
51354Vx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 5yr SW S&S
5135F2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Mid, 16TB, 3yr SW S&S
5135P2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Mid, 16TB, 4yr SW S&S
51355Vx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Mid, 16TB, 5yr SW S&S
5135G2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN High, 32TB, 3yr SW S&S
5135Q2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN High, 32TB, 4yr SW S&S
51356Vx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN High, 32TB, 5yr SW S&S
5128A1x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200N with 1x N2226 HBA
5128A2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200N with 2x N2226 HBAs
* Available worldwide (except China and Japan).
^ Available only in China.
** Available only in Japan.
† Available worldwide except Latin America.
‡ Available only in Latin America.
# x represents a geo-specific letter (for example: U = North America, G = EMEA). Ask a Lenovo
representative for specifics.
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the following categories:
Lenovo DS Series, S Series, and V Series storage:
http://lenovopress.com/storage/san/lenovo?rt=product-guide
IBM Storwize for Lenovo storage:
http://lenovopress.com/storage/san/ibm?rt=product-guide
Lenovo Cloud storage:
http://lenovopress.com/storage/cloud
Lenovo NAS storage:
http://lenovopress.com/storage/nas
External backup units
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External backup units
The following table lists the external backup options that are offered by Lenovo.
Table 33. External backup options
Part number
Description
External RDX USB drives
362532Y
RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge
362550Y
RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge
36251TY
RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge
External RDX USB drives (ThinkServer)
4XF0G88929
Lenovo ThinkServer External RDX Tape Drive
External SAS tape backup drives
6160S5E
IBM TS2250 Tape Drive Model H5S
6160S6E
IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S
6160S7E
IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S
External SAS tape backup autoloaders
6171S5R
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO5 HH SAS
6171S6R
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO6 HH SAS
6171S7R
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO7 HH SAS
External tape backup libraries
61732UL
IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U
61734UL
IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U
Fibre Channel backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
00NA107
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive
00NA113
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
00NA115
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel Drive
00NA119
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
00WF765
6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Fibre Channel Drive
00WF769
6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
SAS backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
00NA109
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled
00NA111
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High SAS Drive Sled
00NA117
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High SAS Drive Sled
00WF767
6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Half High SAS Drive Sled
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Backup units category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/backup
Top-of-rack Ethernet switches
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Top-of-rack Ethernet switches
The following table lists the Ethernet LAN switches that are offered by Lenovo.
Table 34. Ethernet LAN switches
Part number
Description
1 Gb Ethernet switches
7165H1X
Juniper EX2300-C PoE Switch
7165H2X
Juniper EX2300-24p PoE Switch
7159BAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front)
7159CAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front)
7159G52
Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front)
10 Gb Ethernet switches
7159A1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159B1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032T RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159C1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159BR6
Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front)
7159G64
Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 (Rear to Front)
7159DRX
Lenovo RackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front)
7159CRW
Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front)
7159GR6
Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front)
40 Gb Ethernet switches
7159BRX
Lenovo RackSwitch G8332 (Rear to Front)
100 Gb Ethernet switches
7159D1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the following switch categories:
1 Gb Ethernet switches: http://lenovopress.com/networking/tor/1gb?rt=product-guide
10 Gb Ethernet switches: http://lenovopress.com/networking/tor/10gb?rt=product-guide
40 Gb Ethernet switches: http://lenovopress.com/networking/tor/40gb?rt=product-guide
100 Gb Ethernet switches: https://lenovopress.com/networking/tor/100Gb?rt=product-guide
Fibre Channel SAN switches
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Fibre Channel SAN switches
The following table lists the Fibre Channel SAN switches that are offered by Lenovo and can be used with
this system.
Table 35. Fibre Channel SAN switches
Part
number
Description
8 Gb FC
3873AR3
Lenovo B300, 8 ports activated, 8x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit
3873AR4
Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated, 12x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit
3873BR2
Lenovo B6510, 24 ports activated, 24x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit
16 Gb FC
6559D2Y
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports activated, 8x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit
6559D1Y
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 24 ports activated, 24x 16Gb SWL SFP, Enterprise SW, 1 PS, Rail Kit
3873AR5
Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit
3873BR3
Lenovo B6510, 24 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit
32 Gb FC
6559D3Y
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports activated, 1 PS, Rail Kit
6415G11
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 24 Ports Activated, 24x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit
6415G2A Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 48 Ports Activated, 48x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit
6684B2A
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB400D 32Gb FC Director, up to 192 ports, 8U, Enterprise SW
6682B1A
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB800D 32Gb FC Director, up to 384 ports, 14U, Enterprise SW
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack SAN Switches category:
http://lenovopress.com/storage/switches/rack?rt=product-guide
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Uninterruptible power supply units
The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo.
Table 36. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number
Description
55941AX
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55941KX
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55942AX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55942KX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55943AX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55943KX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55945KX
RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55946KX
RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948KX
RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55949KX
RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948PX
RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
55949PX
RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the UPS category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ups
Power distribution units
The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo.
Table 37. Power distribution units
Part number Description
0U Basic PDUs
00YJ776
0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord
00YJ777
0U 36 C13/6 C19 32A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with IEC60309 332P6 line cord
00YJ778
0U 21 C13/12 C19 32A/200-240V/346-415V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 532P6 line cord
00YJ779
0U 21 C13/12 C19 48A/200-240V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 460P9 line cord
Switched and Monitored PDUs
00YJ780
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 332P6 line cord
00YJ781
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 24A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ NEMA L6-30P line cord
00YJ782
0U 18 C13/6 C19 Switched / Monitored 32A/200-240V/346-415V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 532P6
cord
00YJ783
0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched and Monitored 48A/200-240V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 460P9 line cord
46M4002
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord)
46M4003
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
46M4004
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord)
46M4005
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
71762NX
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module (without line cord)
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Part number Description
71763NU
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3ph with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
39M2816
DPI C13 Enterprise PDU+ (without line cord)
39Y8941
DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU (without line cord)
C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8948
DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU (without line cord)
39Y8923
DPI 60A 3 Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC 309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord
Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8938
DPI 30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P line cord
39Y8939
DPI 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord
39Y8934
DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
39Y8940
DPI 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
39Y8935
DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
NEMA PDUs (6x NEMA 5-15R outlets)
39Y8905
DPI 100-127V PDU with Fixed NEMA L5-15P line cord
Line cords for PDUs that ship without a line cord
40K9611
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 3P+N+G)
40K9612
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G)
40K9613
DPI 63a Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G)
40K9614
DPI 30a Line Cord (NEMA L6-30P)
40K9615
DPI 60a Cord (IEC 309 2P+G)
40K9617
DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord
40K9618
DPI Korean 8305 Line Cord
For more information, see the Lenovo Press documents in the PDU category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu
Rack cabinets
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Rack cabinets
The Lenovo racks supported by the server are listed in the following table.
Table 38. Rack cabinets
Part number
Description
Supported
by x3850 X6
Maximum
supported
x3850 X6
2018-86X
11U Office Enablement Kit
No
Not applicable
9307-2PX
25U Static S2 Standard Rack
No
Not applicable
9307-2RX
25U Standard Rack
No
Not applicable
9307-4RX
42U Standard Rack
No
Not applicable
9307-4XX
42U Standard Rack Extension
No
Not applicable
9308-4EX
42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
Yes*
10
9308-4PX
42U Enterprise Rack
Yes*
10
9360-4PX
42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack
Yes
10
9360-4EX
42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack
Yes
10
9361-4PX
42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
Yes
10
9361-4EX
42U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
Yes
10
9362-4PX
47U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
Yes
11
9362-4EX
47U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
Yes
11
9363-4CX
PureFlex System 42U Rack
Yes
10
9363-4DX
PureFlex System 42U Expansion Rack
Yes
10
9363-4PX
42U 1100mm Dynamic Rack
Yes
10
9363-4EX
42U 1100mm Dynamic Expansion Rack
Yes
10
1410-2RX
Intelligent Cluster 25U Rack Family
No
Not applicable
1410-4RX
Intelligent Cluster 42U Rack Family
Yes*
10
1410-PRA
Intelligent Cluster 42U 1200mm Deep Rack Family
Yes
10
1410-PRB
Intelligent Cluster 42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Rack Family
Yes
10
7200-4PX
Smart Analytics 42U Rack Family
Yes*
10
* No support for Full-length I/O Books
For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Rack cabinets and options
category found at the following address:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/rack
KVM console options
The following table lists the supported KVM consoles, keyboards, and KVM switches.
Table 39. Console keyboards
Part number
Description
Consoles
17238BX
1U 18.5" Standard Console (without keyboard)
Console keyboards
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Part number
Description
00MW310
Lenovo UltraNav Keyboard USB - US Eng
46W6713
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Arabic 253 RoHS v2
46W6714
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Belg/UK 120 RoHS v2
46W6715
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Chinese/US 467 RoHS v2
46W6716
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Czech 489 RoHS v2
46W6717
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Danish 159 RoHS v2
46W6718
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Dutch 143 RoHS v2
46W6719
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - French 189 RoHS v2
46W6720
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Fr/Canada 445 RoHS v2
46W6721
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - German 129 RoHS v2
46W6722
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Greek 219 RoHS v2
46W6723
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hebrew 212 RoHS v2
46W6724
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hungarian 208 RoHS v2
46W6725
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Italian 141 RoHS v2
46W6726
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Japanese 194 RoHS v2
46W6727
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Korean 413 RoHS v2
46W6728
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - LA Span 171 RoHS v2
46W6729
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Norwegian 155 RoHS v2
46W6730
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Polish 214 RoHS v2
46W6731
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Portugese 163 RoHS v2
46W6732
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Russian 441 RoHS v2
46W6733
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovak 245 RoHS v2
46W6734
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Spanish 172 RoHS v2
46W6735
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swed/Finn 153 RoHS v2
46W6736
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swiss F/G 150 RoHS v2
46W6737
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Thai 191 RoHS v2
46W6738
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Turkish 179 RoHS v2
46W6739
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - UK Eng 166 RoHS v2
46W6740
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - US Euro 103P RoHS v2
46W6741
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovenian 234 RoHS v2
Console switches
1754D2X
Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X
Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X
Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X
Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
Console switch cables
43V6147
Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)
39M2895
USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO)
46M5383
Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
46M5382
Serial Conversion Option (SCO)
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For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the KVM Switches and Consoles category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/kvm
Lenovo Financial Services
Lenovo Financial Services reinforces Lenovo’s commitment to deliver pioneering products and services
that are recognized for their quality, excellence, and trustworthiness. Lenovo Financial Services offers
financing solutions and services that complement your technology solution anywhere in the world.
We are dedicated to delivering a positive finance experience for customers like you who want to maximize
your purchase power by obtaining the technology you need today, protect against technology
obsolescence, and preserve your capital for other uses.
We work with businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and educational institutions to finance
their entire technology solution. We focus on making it easy to do business with us. Our highly
experienced team of finance professionals operates in a work culture that emphasizes the importance of
providing outstanding customer service. Our systems, processes and flexible policies support our goal of
providing customers with a positive experience.
We finance your entire solution. Unlike others, we allow you to bundle everything you need from hardware
and software to service contracts, installation costs, training fees, and sales tax. If you decide weeks or
months later to add to your solution, we can consolidate everything into a single invoice.
Our Premier Client services provide large accounts with special handling services to ensure these complex
transactions are serviced properly. As a premier client, you have a dedicated finance specialist who
manages your account through its life, from first invoice through asset return or purchase. This specialist
develops an in-depth understanding of your invoice and payment requirements. For you, this dedication
provides a high-quality, easy, and positive financing experience.
For your region specific offers please ask your Lenovo sales representative or your technology provider
about the use of Lenovo Financial Services. For more information, see the following Lenovo website:
http://www.lenovofs.com
Related publications and links
For more information, see these resources:
Lenovo System x3850 X6 product page
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/systems/servers/mission-critical/x3850-x6/
Lenovo System x3850 X6 Installation and Service Guide
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systemx/documentation/topic/
com.ibm.sysx.3837.doc/printable_doc.html
ServerProven hardware compatibility page for the x3850 X6 and x3950 X6
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/3837.shtml
xREF: System x Reference
http://lenovopress.com/xref
Golden Egg Visual Diagram
http://www.goldeneggs.fi/documents/GE-IBM-X3850X6-A.pdf
Related product families
Product families related to this document are the following:
Mission-Critical Rack Servers
4-Socket Rack Servers
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