Ao elaborar o edital para aquisição de suprimentos de TI

Ao elaborar o edital para aquisição de suprimentos de TI
MINISTÉRIO DA EDUCAÇÃO
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DOS VALES DO JEQUITINHONHA E MUCURI
DIAMANTINA - MINAS GERAIS
DIRETORIA DE TECNOLOGIA DA INFORMAÇÃO
Memorando DTI nº 254/2016
Diamantina, 01 de novembro de 2016
A Sua Senhoria, A Senhora
Lilian M. Fernandes
Diretora Logística/UFVJM
Assunto: Justificativa de itens de licitação de suprimentos de T.I
Prezada,
Em atendimento à sua solicitação:
“Ao elaborar o edital para aquisição de suprimentos de T.I.,
foram detectadas marcas em alguns dos itens constante da relação
de materiais a serem licitados. Conforme já informado,
anteriormente, é necessária a apresentação de justificativa técnica
para que o item seja licitado através da marca:” .
Justifico que os itens solicitados:
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Processador Intel Xeon 4C E5606 80W 2.13GHz/1066MHz/8MB W/Fan
P/N 81Y6549 para Servidores IBM X3550 M3
•
Processador Intel Xeon 6 Core X5650 95W 2.66GHZ 12MB L3 Cache
6.4GT/S para Servidor Dell PowerEdge R610
•
Processador Intel Xeon 4 Core E5606 80W 2.13GHz 8MB L3 Cache
para Servidor HP Proliant DL160 G6
•
Processador Intel Xeon 4 Core X3440 95W 2.53 GHz 8M L3 Cache
para
Servidores
HP
Proliant
DL120
G6.
Faz-se necessário exigir o marca e modelo devido fato de serem os
únicos aceitos pelo fabricante variando apenas frequencia e clock e
não há no mercado produtos similares e de outras marcas que
funcionem com os servidores hospedeiros dos produtos a serem
licitados. Tais informações podem ser comprovadas através do
Datasheet (ficha de dados) de cada equipamento a seguir.
HP ProLiant DL120 G6 Server
Data sheet
The HP ProLiant DL120 G6 Server is a right‑sized, right-priced
solution configured to meet the varying application demands of
your data center.
The HP ProLiant DL120 G6 Server is an enterprise-class
entry rack server ideal for dedicated Web and Edge
applications. Built using the latest industry-standard
technologies, it delivers affordable performance for
scale-out applications and provides essential features
for varied computing needs.
The DL120 G6 server supports Intel Xeon processors,
in addition to all the performance advantages of
a quad-core architecture. An array of Intel Xeon
quad‑core processors gives you the option to choose
the appropriate processor based on application
demands and costs.
As a single processor 1U server, the DL120 G6 server
provides two PCI Express slots with an optional
third x4 PCI slot. Additional upgrades, including
HP SAS HBAs and Smart Array Controllers, provide
support for SAS hard disk drives. In addition, the
HP LO100i is a remote management feature that helps
you manage your servers remotely.
An ideal solution for growing businesses, the
DL120 G6 server delivers expandability through a mix
of PCI and PCI-Express slots, DIMM slots, drive bays,
and server options. The Integrated LO100i remote
management reduces physical visits to servers, thus
cutting down operational costs. An updated version of
the HP Easy Set Up CD eases the installation process.
Optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provides an
additional level of security. And the standard power
supply is now more efficient, enabling you to reduce
power consumption.
Key features and
benefits
Right-sized, right-priced solution
•Variable cost Intel Xeon Quad-Core processors
enable you to pick the right processor based on
workload requirements
•Server supports large form factor SATA and SAS
hard disk drives that combine low-cost benefits, high
capacity, high performance, and high reliability, all
at the same time
•HP Embedded 6 Port SATA Controller and an array
of SAS HBAs and Smart Array Controllers
•Scalable performance with six DIMM sockets with
support for buffered and registered ECC memory
Ease of management
•Provides an easily accessible, rack-optimized 1U
chassis for fast deployment and efficient maintenance
•Responds quickly to server issues with essential
entry-level remote management, which is offered at
an affordable price
•Offers browser and command line interface access
Proven HP dependability and support
•Thorough testing processes make your HP ProLiant
server dependable
•Full range of service and support for every budget,
including startup, installation, extended warranty,
network planning, and software updates
•Access to HP helpdesks and service professionals for
round-the-clock support
Ideal environments
•Environments running a technology infrastructure
or Edge applications such as file/print, Web
and messaging, smaller vertical applications, or
dedicated application server.
•Small and medium entry-level, budget-conscious
businesses that need a single processor server
solution with cost-effective SATA hard drives.
•Growing companies with remote locations or
collocated servers. The 1U chassis increases
density while keeping power consumption to
within pre‑determined limits—a concern for
upcoming data centers.
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What’s new?
•Latest quad-core Intel Xeon 3400 series processors
provide better and faster system performance
•Support for DDR3 1066/1333MHz unbuffered
ECC memory offers approximately 10%
performance gain over DDR2 and support for DDR3
800/1066/1333 registered memory
•Support for PCI-e Gen2 x16 link provides better
flexibility to deploy the PCIe option
•Standard power supply with 80% efficiency helps
reduce overall operational costs
•Optional TPM 1.2 support offers better data security
with hardware-based encryption and authentication
•Integrated remote management with LO100i
provides standard remote management capability
with optional advanced features
Why HP?
Leadership
HP has one of the world’s largest and most
specialized forces of consultants combined with a
broad choice of technology platforms in the industry.
Industry expertise
The HP solution is based on cost-effective industry
standard technology that can be easily integrated
and can scale-up with the potential to support millions
of users. HP provides comprehensive, end-to-end
solutions, including hardware, software, and services.
Open standards
The HP solution is modular and built on open standards.
This encourages a high degree of customization to fit
your specific needs and requirements.
Management
HP offers unique products and solutions, proven
methodology, and full lifecycle service capabilities
to manage your project—from business requirements
to implementation.
Technical specifications
HP ProLiant DL120 G6
Processor Type
Intel® Xeon® processor X3400 series
Intel® 3420 Chipset
Available Processors
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Processor Core
Quad core
Processor Cache
Integrated 1x8MB Level3 Intel® Smart Cache
Max Processor Speed
2.93GHz
Management
LO100i; System setup and update, health agents, SIM support
Multi-processor
1
Max Front Side Bus Speed
1333 MHz
Memory Type
32GB PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333MHz)
Xeon®
Xeon®
Xeon®
Xeon®
Xeon®
processor
processor
processor
processor
processor
HP
HP
HP
HP
HP
X3430 (2.40GHz, 95W, 8MB, 1333, Turbo)
X3440 (2.53GHz, 95W, 8MB, 1333, HT, Turbo)
X3450 (2.67GHz, 95W, 8MB, 1333, HT, Turbo)
X3460 (2.80GHz, 95W, 8MB, 1333, HT, Turbo)
X3470 (2.93GHz, 95W, 8MB, 1333, HT, Turbo)
Standard Memory
Max Memory
Support up to 16GB DDR3 1066/1333 unbuffered ECC DIMM or 32GB DDR3 800/1066/1333 Registered DIMM
Advanced Memory Protection
ECC
Storage
Storage Type
3.5” Hot Plug SAS
3.5” Non-Hot Plug SATA
Hard Drives Supported
Up to 4 non-hot plug SATA/SAS 3.5” drives supported
Max Internal Storage
3.0TB
Max Internal Devices
2
Removable Media Bays
1
Expansion Slot
3 total
(1) Full length PCI Express Gen 2 x16 slot (x16 connector)
(1) Half-length, low-profile PCI Express x4 slot (x8 connector)
(1) PCI-Express Gen 1 x1 (x4 connector)
Storage Controller
Integrated 6 Port SATA (4 ports available for hard disks)
Deployment
Form Factor
Rack
Rack Height
1U
Networking
Embedded HP NC107i PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter
Remote Management
Lights-Out 100i
Warranty
3-year, next day parts replacement
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Smartest way to invest
in technology
HP Financial Services provide innovative financing
and financial asset management programs to help
you cost effectively acquire, manage, and ultimately
retire your HP solutions. For more information on these
services, please contact your local HP representative
or visit: www.hp.com/go/hpfinancialservices
For more information
For more information about the HP ProLiant DL120 G6
Server, contact your local HP representative, or visit:
www.hp.com/servers/dl120-g6
HP Services
When Technology Works. Business Works.
The challenge of virtually every technology
organization is similar: To develop and maintain an
agile, efficient server infrastructure that delivers the
service levels your business needs. HP Technology
Services offer a comprehensive portfolio of HP Care
Pack Services to help design, deploy, manage, and
support your technology environment, enabling
cost-effective upgrades to standard warranty with
easy-to-buy, easy-to-use support packages.
Minimum Recommended HP Care Pack offerings
•Three-year, next business day response onsite
9-hour x 5-day coverage, hardware support
•Hardware Installation only
Enhanced service level Care Pack offerings
•Three-year same business day 4-hour
response onsite 13-hour x 5-day coverage,
hardware support
•Hardware Installation plus operating system
installation and startup
Benefit from HP Care Pack Services helping you:
•Reduce deployment time and manage ProLiant
server solutions smoothly and efficiently.
•Increase uptime and performance of servers
availability to your business.
•Detect, diagnose, and repair problems to quickly
save time, money, and resources.
For more information, visit
www.hp.com/services/proliantservices or
www.hp.com/go/proliant/carepack
Get connected
www.hp.com/go/getconnected
Current HP drivers, support & security alerts
delivered directly to your desktop
Technology for better business outcomes
To learn more, visit www.hp.com/servers/dl120-g6
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change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty
statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an
additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
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HP ProLiant DL160 G6 Server
Data sheet
Simple, flexible, manageable:
Ideal for memory intensive,
Web 2.0 and high performance
computing environments
Today, the demands of high-performance computing
(HPC) call for a server infrastructure with larger
memory and enhanced processing power without
compromising on reliability. In addition, it must be
ready to tackle the increasing load of Web 2.0
applications like cloud hosting. To run at optimum
efficiency within a tight budget—now that is a
tall order.
The HP ProLiant DL160 G6 fits the bill. It is a high
performance, economical, ultra-dense rack server node
for memory intensive HPC environments. Designed for
quality, performance, and flexible deployments to meet
the needs of the HPC, small and medium business, and
corporate scale-out deployments; the DL160 G6 is your
answer to achieve high efficiency, high density, high
compute at an affordable price.
Now, benefit from up to 192 GB of memory with
16 GB DIMMs designed to hit the largest memory
footprints or use decreased cost, lower density
memory to achieve larger memory footprints
than before. Achieve large, inexpensive memory
configurations with 18 DIMM slots available.
The DL160 G6 has the flexibility and scalability
appropriate to meet the needs of a variety of
computing tasks. Moreover, the 1U form factor allows
better utilization of server rack and data center space,
making it suitable for SMBs, growing businesses, Web
2.0 customers, and large data centers.
Key features and benefits
Improved performance
The DL160 G6 is an economical 2P server that cuts
out unnecessary options—optimized for budget
constrained and scale-out environments—enabling
cost enhanced memory solutions.
•Increased memory: If you run a memory intensive
business, enhanced memory is your foremost
requirement. With the DL160 G6 you get up to
192 GB DDR3 system max memory footprint.
Say good bye to
power wastage and
reclaim lost data
center power. The
HP ProLiant series
meets energy saving
yardsticks as defined
by Climate Savers
Computing Gold,
80PLUS Gold.
•SAS/SATA technology: Capitalize on the SAS/SATA
technology that comes with the HP Smart Array
Controllers. They use 6-gigabit per second (Gb/s)
SAS technology. With SAS technology, smart array
controllers provide higher throughput, increased
performance, and enhanced reliability.
•QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) architecture: Intel® QPI
architecture integrates a memory controller into each
microprocessor and connects processors and other
components with a new high-speed interconnect.
This provides high-speed connections between
microprocessors and external memory, and between
microprocessors and the I/O hub. In cases where
a processor needs to access the dedicated memory
of another processor, it can do so through a
high-speed Intel QuickPath Interconnect that links
all the processors.
•Hyper threading technology: This enhances
performance, improves business productivity, and
provides faster response times. With the CPU made
to act like multiple CPUs, number of transactions can
be processed simultaneously, which means faster
response times, hence better customer experience.
High degree of reliability
Intense competition and the ever-changing business
landscape mean that you need a data center
that you can rely on. Drawing strength from latest
industry standard technologies, the DL160 G6 offers
enhanced throughput and dependability at a low cost.
It also offers:
•Latest six-core Intel Xeon processors: The new
embedded six-core Intel Xeon® Processors help
you address growing computing and data needs
of many business-critical applications, while
enabling virtualization.
•Increased bandwidth: Standard industry leading
PC3-10600 DDR3 registered and unregistered
DIMMs with up to 192 GB memory to provide
increased bandwidth for high uptime and memory
intensive performance.
•Reclaim lost data center power: Use the HP Power
Advisor and select the right-size power supply.
This helps IT administrators reclaim lost data
center power. Less oversubscription means more
capacity opportunity.
•Prevent power wastage: G6 ProLiant systems can
tell when power is being wasted and compensate
for it. Smart Sensors throughout the server allow
intelligent actions to preserve, protect, and enhance
performance and power savings.
•Support registered and unregistered memory:
Systems are no longer burdened with the extra
wattage consumed by fully buffered memory.
Data security
Customer and business information stored on
corporate databases is a critical business asset,
vulnerable to hackers and other similarly catastrophic
mishaps. So, the DL160 G6 offers an optional feature
called Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that encrypts
the hard drive and prevents unauthorized access from
another operating system (OS). It also prevents offline
viewing of the files that make up the OS itself.
Akin to the Smartcard, it:
•Protects secrets (data)
•Performs cryptographic functions
−−RSA, SHA-1, RNG
•Can create, store, and manage keys
−−Provides a unique Endorsement Key (EK)
−−Provides a unique Storage Root Key (SRK)
•Miscellaneous features: Embedded HP NC362i
dual-port 1Gb NIC features load-balancing, jumbo
frame, failover, and sideband support.
•Performs digital signature operations
•Increased storage: Scalable internal bays to meet
your storage needs with up to four Large Form
Factor 3.5” non-hot plug SATA or hot plug
SATA/SAS or eight 2.5” Small Form Factor hot
plug SATA/SAS hard drive bays.
Ease of use/simple deployment
The DL160 G6’s easy-access chassis and internal
component labels facilitates fast and simple
maintenance, in-rack serviceability, and expansion.
•Customized platform: Build to order your platform
with options based on your unique performance
needs, including processors, memory, hard drives,
and HP Care Pack services.
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Energy efficiency leadership
Striking a balance between enhanced productivity
and rising energy can be challenging. It may seem
like it is a choice between paying soaring power
bills, increasing profits, or rising prices. A better
option is to choose energy efficient products. The
HP ProLiant series reduces power consumption
without compromising the performance. They satisfy
the energy saving criteria defined by Climate Savers
Computing Gold, 80PLUS Gold. Further, they can:
•Holds platform measurements (hashes)
•Simple: The DL160 G6 comes with an easy set-up
CD that enables quick installation/deployment.
•Manageable: Its rack-optimized 1U form
factor facilitates fast deployment and efficient
management of large-scale cluster and grid
solutions. Inclusion of SNMP agents further aids
comprehensive management.
•Flexible: Its easy-access chassis and internal
component labels give you the flexibility to expand
your data center as and when the need arises.
Support
Enjoy dependable support from HP when you
purchase the DL160 G6.
•After sales support: Global server support network
to assist you with setup, installation, and provides
reliable after sales support when you need it from a
single point of contact.
•Mid-range technical computing: A broad choice of
pre-configured, factory-integrated, and tested cluster
packages ideal for mid-range technical computing
Ideal environment
If your business operation centers on memory
intensive applications—like file and print, networking
HPC, and Web 2.0 applications, the HP DL160 G6
provides support for all of these.
High performance computing
•Maximum server performance with Intel’s latest
six-core technology and 12 MB Level 3 cache per
processor, embedded HP NC362i dual-port 1Gb
NIC with sideband support for management needs
•Up to 192 GB DDR3 system max memory footprint
for memory intense applications and 3D models
SMB and midmarket
•Better server performance at prices that meet small
and medium business’ budget needs
HP Financial Services
HP Financial Services provides innovative financing
and financial asset management programs to help
you cost-effectively acquire, manage, and ultimately
retire your HP solutions. For more information, contact
your local HP sales representative, or visit:
www.hp.com/go/hpfinancialservices
For more information
For more information about the HP ProLiant DL160 G6
Server contact your local HP representative, or visit:
www.hp.com/servers/dl160-g6
HP Services
When technology works, business works
The challenge of virtually every IT organization is
similar: To develop and maintain an agile, efficient
server infrastructure that delivers the service levels
your business needs.
HP Technology Services offer a comprehensive
portfolio of HP Care Pack Services to help design,
deploy, manage, and support your IT environment,
enabling cost-effective upgrades to standard warranty
with easy-to-buy, easy-to-use support packages.
Minimum recommended HP Care Pack offerings
•Three-year, next business day response, onsite
9-hour x 5-day coverage, hardware support
•Hardware installation only
Enhanced service level Care Pack offerings
•Three-year, same business day 4-hour response,
onsite 13-hour x 5-day coverage, hardware support
•Ideal for infrastructure, file/print, and
Web serving—in a high density package
•Hardware Installation plus operating system
installation and startup
•Now supporting Next Generation Smart Array
Controllers for your entire RAID and caching
read/write needs
Benefit from HP Care Pack Services helping you:
Web 2.0 Customers
•Now with four 3.5-inch HDD for up to 8 TB of
storage in 1U or 8 2.5-inch HDDs for super fast
SAS and RAID local storage sets
•Increase uptime and performance of servers
availability to your business
•Two PCI-Express 2.0 slots for maximum
I/O performance
•Low power processors and high efficiency power
supplies to help maximize performance in a watt
sensitive scale-out environment
•Reduce deployment time and manage ProLiant
server solutions smoothly and efficiently
•Detect, diagnose, and repair problems to quickly
save time, money, and resources
For more information, visit
www.hp.com/services/proliantservices or
www.hp.com/go/proliant/carepack
•18 DDR3 DIMM slots allowing economical, robust
memory footprints
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Technical specifications
Processor Type
Intel® Xeon® 5500 and 5600 series
Available Processors
Six-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5680(3.33Ghz, 130W)
Six-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5670(2.93Ghz, 95W)
Six-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5660(2.80Ghz, 95W)
Six-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5650(2.66Ghz, 95W)
Six-Core Intel Xeon Processor L5640(2.26Ghz, 60W)
Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5640(2.66Ghz, 80W)
Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5630(2.53Ghz, 80W)
Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5620(2.40Ghz, 80W)
Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor L5630(2.13Ghz, 40W)
Intel Xeon Processor E5506(2.13Ghz, 80W)
Intel Xeon Processor E5503(2.0Ghz,DC)
Processor Core
6, 4, or 2
Processor Cache
4 MB, 8 MB or 12 MB Level 3 Cache
Max Processor Speed
3.33 GHz
Multi-processor
2
Max Front Side Bus Speed
NA
Memory Type
PC3-10600R (DDR3-1067) Registered Memory
PC3-10600E (DDR3-1067) Unbuffered Memory
Standard Memory
4 GB (1x4 GB), 8 GB (2x4 GB), or 12 GB (3x4 GB) depending on model
Max Memory
192 GB
Memory Slots
18
Advanced Memory Protection
Advanced ECC
Storage Type
Hot plug 2.5-inch SAS
Hot plug 2.5-inch SATA
Hot plug Midline Solid State Drives
Hot plug 3.5-inch SAS
Hot plug 3.5-inch SATA
Non-hot plug 3.5-inch SATA
Max Number of Hard Drive
8
Max Number of Hard Drive Note
Support for up to 8 Small Form Factor Hard Drives
Removable Media Bays
1
Expansion Slot
2
Storage Controller
HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller (standard) and Smart Array Controller (optional)
Form Factor
Rack
Rack Height
1U
Networking
Embedded HP NC362i Integrated Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter
Remote Management
Lights-Out 100i
Redundant Power Supply
1 built-in power supply with N+1 Fans
Warranty
3 year parts
Get connected
www.hp.com/go/getconnected
Technology for better business outcomes
To learn more, visit www.hp.com/servers/dl160-g6
© Copyright 2009–2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein
is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the
express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed
as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions
contained herein.
Intel and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
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Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and
expandable, rack-dense, 1U dual-socket server
®
Product Guide
February 2011
IBM System x3550 M3
Outstanding innovation in only 1U
Product Overview
Suggested Uses: All sectors requiring highly available, energy-efficient, rack-optimized solution
for physical and virtual intensive commercial environments like eBusiness/eCommerce,
collaboration, virtualization, database, and enterprise resource planning applications.
CONTENTS
Product Overview
1
Selling Features
2
Key Features
4
Key Options
13
x3550 M3 Images
14
x3550 M3 Specifications 15
The Bottom Line
18
Server Comparison
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For More Information
21
Legal Information
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Your challenge is to do more with less—serve more Web pages, handle more secure
connections, support more e-mail users. You need to reduce the costs of doing business and
improve the service you deliver to your customers while lowering your overall risk. The dual®
socket IBM System x3550 M3 can reduce your costs with its new energy smart design. It can
improve service with reduced operational complexity and increased management functionality. It
will lower your IT risk with the resiliency that comes from no single point of failure. And like all
IBM servers, the x3550 M3 offers you the trust that comes from the IBM global reach, service and
support.
The x3550 M3 is a game-changing rack server that uses significantly less power than previous
generations, with unified systems management tools, leadership reliability, availability, and
serviceability features and broad systems flexibility, housed in a compact 1U mechanical
package.
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®
The x3550 M3 features Intel Xeon 5600 series 6-core and 4-core processors, with up to
12MB of shared L3 cache, to provide you with the computing power you need to match your
business needs and growth. The new line of Intel processors delivers unprecedented intelligent
performance with features like adaptive performance for applications and environments, Turbo
Boost Technology and Hyper-Threading Technology, and integrated power gates and automated
power management.
The x3550 M3 supports up to 18 DIMMs / 192GB of registered (RDIMM) 1333MHz DDR3
™
memory (or up to 12 DIMMs / 48GB of unbuffered UDIMM memory) and provides Chipkill ECC
(Error Checking and Correcting) protection—for high performance and reliability. For even higher
levels of availability, the x3550 M3 also offers memory mirroring. Up to 4 integrated high-speed
®
Gigabit Ethernet ports are available (offering TOE (TCP Offload Engine) support on Microsoft
®
Windows ), as are two high-performance adapter slots (PCIe x16). The x3650 M3 offers an
optional embedded hypervisor to manage your virtual workloads.
The x3550 M3 offers a choice of up to supports up to 8 high-performance hot-swap HDDs with an
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internal storage capacity of 8TB (2.5-inch hot-swap Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) or SerialAttached ATA (SATA) drives). Alternatively, up to 8 solid-state drives (SSDs) are also
available to keep power low, improve resiliency, and offer up to 400GB of storage. The server
®
includes a choice of several IBM ServeRAID storage controllers that provide broad levels of
hardware-based RAID solutions. The ultradense 1U form factor allows businesses to increase
their computing power and spread their workload without outgrowing their current data center. Up
to 42 of these 1U servers can be installed in a single 42U rack, for a total of up to 84 processors
and 504 processor cores, offering tremendous deployment flexibility.
Standard in the x3550 M3 is the Integrated Management Module (IMM) that enables the user to
manage and control the server easily—both locally and remotely. In conjunction with the IMM, the
x3550 M3 comes with an altitude sensor (altimeter) that governs fan rotation based on
altitude, to help lower your energy consumption. The IMM offers a high level of manageability that
is designed to keep costs down and the system up—even when network usage increases. IBM’s
innovative pop-out/drop-down light path diagnostics panel enables quick servicing of the
system if a problem develops. These advanced features help maximize network availability by
increasing uptime, as do hot simple-swap solid-state drives; hot-swap/redundant SAS or
™
SATA HDDs, redundant ultra-efficient power supplies and fan modules; Active Memory ;
™
integrated RAID; temperature-controlled fans with Calibrated Vectored Cooling ; IPMI 2.0
support, including highly secure remote power control and Serial over LAN; as well as textconsole redirect over LAN.
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1TB drives available in 2Q/2011.
Please see the Legal Information section for important notices and information.
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Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and
expandable, rack-dense, 1U dual-socket server
Another improvement with the new generation of X-Architecture is the replacement of legacy
BIOS with a new generation United Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). UEFI provides a
more intuitive user interface and understandable event logs and better management.
With the inclusion of unique IBM service and support features such as the IMM, light path
™
diagnostics, IBM Systems Director, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager , IBM
™
ServerGuide and support for the optional Virtual Media Key for remote presence capability, the
x3550 M3 is designed for superior uptime.
The x3550 M3 passed the NEBS 1/ETSI equivalent compliance for both AC and DC power
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supplies and compliance with 80 PLUS and ENERGY STAR standards (model dependent),
demonstrating exceptional energy efficiency. For more information about IBM’s ENERGY STAR
compliance, visit http://ibm.com/systems/greendc/green_technology/energy_star/index.html.
If you need highly manageable, dual-socket/multi-core computing power in a rack-dense, energyefficient package, the x3550 M3 is the ideal system.
Selling Features
Price/Performance
The x3550 M3 offers numerous features to boost performance and reduce costs:
• Up to two 6-core or 4-core Xeon 5600 series processors and up to 12MB of cache per
processor, offer superior performance capable of tackling the toughest jobs. Xeon 5600 series
processors offer up to 54% better performance than the previous-generation 5500 series
processors (depending on workload).
• Low-voltage processors draw less energy and produce less waste heat than high-voltage
processors, thus helping to reduce data center energy costs. Selected 4-core Xeon 5600
series processors (available via CTO) use only 40W, and selected 6-core processors
consume only 60W. This is less than half the wattage consumed by 130W processors.
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• Eighteen DIMMs of ultra-fast registered 1333MHz DDR3 ECC memory with Chipkill
protection (optional) provide speed, high availability, and a memory capacity of up 192GB.
• x3550 M3 servers using the L5640, E5645, E5649 and 1333MHz X56xx processors support 2
DIMMs per channel (2DPC) at 1333MHz (running at 1.5V).
• Optional 50GB solid-state drives (SSD) use only 2W of power per drive, vs. 9-10W for 2.5inch HDDs. This is as much as 80% less power than a 2.5-inch HDD would use (with a
corresponding reduction in heat output).
• The altimeter works in conjunction with IMM to govern fan rotation. which can help save
money at lower altitudes because the fans do not have to spin at high speed.
• Two high-speed PCIe x16 adapters (Gen 2) slots offer investment protection by supporting
high-performance adapters, such as 10Gb Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand™ cards,
none of which will run in older 33MHz and 66MHz conventional PCI slots.
• The integrated ServeRAID-BR10il v2 controller (model-specific) provides RAID-0/1/1E and
full-duplex (bidirectional 3Gbps) data transfers for SAS/SATA/SSD drives without consuming
a valuable adapter slot. Other server models include the 6Gbps ServeRAID-M1015 (RAID0/1/10, optional 5/50 with Self-Encrypting Disk, or SED), the 6Gbps ServeRAID-M5014
controller, which provides RAID-0/1/10/5/50 with 256MB cache and optionally 6/60 with SED
and optional battery backup, or the 6Gbps ServeRAID-M5015 controller, which provides
RAID-0/1/10/5/50 with 512MB of battery-backed cache (except CTO models) and optionally
6/60 with SED.
• Up to 8 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drives offer high-performance with high
availability. SSDs offer even higher availability, with extremely high IOPS rates.
• The integrated dual-port Gigabit Ethernet controller with IPMI 2.0 provide high-speed
network communications. Two more NICs can be added to the planar with an additional dualport Gb Ethernet daughtercard. The TCP Offload Engine (TOE) feature offers higher
performance for TCP/IP traffic, with less overhead on the system processor.
• A high degree of device integration—including SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs, multiple
ServeRAID options, Gigabit Ethernet ports, systems management and video controllers—
lowers costs and frees up valuable adapter slots.
• Energy-efficient components, including DDR3 memory, low-voltage transistors and voltage
regulator modules, and power supplies that are up to 90% efficient (model-specific), help keep
your energy bills down.
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Flexibility
The x3550 M3 has the ability to grow with your application requirements, thanks to
• A choice of 4-core or 6-core processors with 1.6 to 3.6GHz clock rates, up to 6.4
gigatransfers per second, and 40W to 130W maximum power draw.
• Up to 192GB of high-speed registered DDR3 system memory.
• A choice of either 1.5V DIMMs, or 1.35V DIMMs that consume 20% less energy.
• A choice of power supplies, including 460W, 675W AC or DC, or energy-efficient 675W.
• Two available high-performance PCIe x16 adapter slots in all models. Optionally, one riser
card supporting PCI-X/133 adapters can be exchanged for one PCIe slot.
• Upgrading to the ServeRAID-M5015 controller provides 512MB of battery-backed cache to
enable higher-performance hardware RAID support, and allows the x3550 M3 to offer five
RAID levels standard: RAID-0/1/10/5/50 (and optionally 6/60 with SED).
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• The five USB 2.0 ports (two front, two rear, one internal) are up to 40X faster than older USB
1.1 ports. This provides speedy access to external HDDs (non-arrayed), optical drives, tape
drives, and other USB devices. Two ports are on the front of the unit and two are on the back.
The internal port supports a flash drive with embedded hypervisor.
• A choice of up to eight 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs or solid-state drives, or four
2.5-inch drives and one internal optical drive, offer a variety of storage options. The SAS and
SATA HDD models provide a maximum of 8TB of internal hot-swap storage. The x3550 M3
supports a mix of hot-swap SAS, SATA and SSD drives.
• Alternatively, direct-attach, network-attached storage (NAS), or iSCSI or Fibre Channelattached storage can be attached using IBM System Storage™ servers.
Manageability / Security
Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3550 M3:
• The x3550 M3 includes an Integrated Management Module (IMM) to monitor server
availability, perform Predictive Failure Analysis, etc., and trigger IBM Systems Director alerts.
The IMM performs the functions of both the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) of
earlier systems and the Remote Supervisor Adapter II and is upgradeable to remote
presence/cKVM.
• An optional Virtual Media Key provides additional systems management capabilities, including
Web-based out-of-band control; virtual floppy and optical drive support; Windows “blue
screen” error capture; LDAP and SSL support; and remote redirection of PCI video, text,
keyboard and mouse (cKVM). And it does all this without consuming a valuable adapter slot.
• Integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) next-generation
BIOS. New capabilities include:
– Human readable event logs – no more beep codes
– Complete setup solution by allowing adapter configuration function to be moved into UEFI
– Complete out-of-band coverage by Advance Settings Utility to simplify remote setup
• Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support.
• Integrated IPMI 2.0 support alerts IBM Systems Director to anomalous environmental factors,
such as voltage and thermal conditions. It also supports highly secure remote power
control using data encryption.
• Text Console Redirection support allows the administrator to remotely view x3550 M3 text
messages over Serial or LAN.
• IBM Systems Director 6.1x is included for proactive systems management. IBM Systems
Director comes with a portfolio of tools, including IBM Systems Director Active Energy
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Manager , Service and Support Manager, and others. In addition, IBM Systems Director
offers extended systems management tools for additional server management and increased
availability. When a problem is encountered, IBM Systems Director can issue administrator
alerts via e-mail, pager, and other methods.
• IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, an IBM-exclusive, is designed to take
advantage of new system power management features, by providing actual realtime energy
monitoring, reporting, and capping features.
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Availability and Serviceability
The x3550 M3 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:
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• x3550 M3 servers offer Chipkill ECC memory protection (when using x4 DIMMs). Chipkill
memory is up to 16X better than standard ECC memory at correcting memory errors. This can
help reduce downtime caused by memory errors.
• The x3550 M3 offers selectable memory mirroring for redundancy in the event of a
noncorrectable memory failure
• Toolless cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts such as
HDDs and memory. Similarly, the Virtual Media Key and the ServeRAID controller can be
installed and replaced without tools. This means less time (and therefore less money) spent
servicing the x3550 M3. Similarly, hot-swap/redundant HDDs, fan modules and power
supplies, as well as online mirrored memory, mean greater system uptime while these
components are being serviced.
• New toolless slides ship with the server, together with a Cable Management Arm (CMA),
that allows the rack server to easily slide into place
• IBM Thermal Diagnostics allows the administrator to evaluate thermal data on the server
without taking the hardware offline. This can provide greater server uptime.
• The drop-down light path diagnostics panel and individual light path LEDs quickly lead the
technician to failed (or failing) components. This simplifies servicing, speeds up problem
resolution and helps improve network availability.
• Integrated 3Gbps or 6 Gbps RAID controller to enhances system availability and data
protection without using a valuable PCIe slot.
• IPMI 2.0 supports highly secure remote system power control using data encryption. This
allows an administrator to restart a server without having to visit it in person, saving travel time
and getting the server back up and running quickly and securely. It also adds new features to
those provided by IPMI 1.5, including VLAN support, Serial over LAN, enhanced
authentication and encryption algorithms (RMCP+ and AES) and a firmware firewall.
• Altitude- and temperature-controlled fans adjust to compensate for changing thermal
characteristics. At the lower speeds they draw less power and suffer less wear. Equally
important in a crowded data center, temperature-controlled fans produce less ambient noise in
the data center than if they were constantly running at full speed.
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• The three-year (parts and labor) limited onsite warranty helps afford you peace of mind
and greater investment protection than a one-year warranty does.
Key Features
High-Performance / High-Efficiency Xeon 5600 Series Processors
The x3550 M3 supports up to two high-performance Intel Xeon 5600 series processors, allowing
you to upgrade to a second processor as your business needs require. The x3550 M3 offers a
choice of processor clock rates, memory access speeds and energy draw, including:
• 130W 6-core Xeon 5600 model X5690 running at 3.46GHz, with impressive performance/watt
(21.67W per core; 6.4GTps QPI speed), 12MB of L3 processor cache, 1333MHz memory
access, 2 threads per core, and Intel Turbo Boost technology
• 95W 6-core Xeon 5600 models X5675 or X5650 running at 3.06 or 2.66GHz, respectively, with
reduced draw and impressive performance/watt (only 15.83W per core; 6.4GTps QPI speed),
12MB of L3 processor cache, 1333MHz memory access, 2 threads per core, and Intel Turbo
Boost technology
• 80W 6-core Xeon 5600 models E5649 or E5645 running at 2.53 or 2.4GHz, respectively, with
reduced power draw and impressive performance/watt (only 13.33W per core; 5.86GTps QPI
speed), 12MB of L3 processor cache, 1333MHz memory access, 2 threads per core, and Intel
Turbo Boost technology
• 60W 6-core Xeon 5600 low-voltage model L5640 running at 2.26GHz, respectively, with low
power draw and impressive performance/watt (only 10W per core; 5.86GTps QPI speed), and
12MB of shared L3 cache, 1333MHz memory access, 2 threads per core, and Intel Turbo
Boost technology
• 80W 4-core Xeon 5600 models E5620 running at 2.4GHz, respectively, with reduced power
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draw and impressive performance/watt (20W per core; 5.86GTps QPI speed), 12MB of L3
processor cache, 1066MHz memory access, 2 threads per core, and Intel Turbo Boost
technology
• 80W 4-core Xeon 5600 models E5607 or E5606 running at 2.26 or 2.13GHz, respectively, with
reduced power draw and impressive performance/watt (20W per core; 4.8GTps QPI speed),
8MB of L3 processor cache, and 1066MHz memory access
• 80W 4-core Xeon 5600 models E5603 running at 1.6GHz with reduced power draw and
impressive performance/watt (20W per core; 4.8GTps QPI speed), 4MB of L3 processor
cache, and 1066MHz memory access
Also available, via configure-to-order (CTO):
• 130W 4-core Xeon 5600 model X5687 running at 3.6GHz, with impressive performance (32.5W
per core; 6.4GTps QPI speed), 12MB of L3 processor cache, 1333MHz memory access, 2
threads per core, and Intel Turbo Boost technology
• 95W 4-core Xeon 5600 model X5672 running at 3.2GHz, with reduced draw and impressive
performance/watt (23.75W per core; 6.4GTps QPI speed), 12MB of L3 processor cache,
1333MHz memory access, 2 threads per core, and Intel Turbo Boost technology
• 95W 6-core Xeon 5600 model X5660 running at 2.8GHz, with reduced draw and impressive
performance/watt (only 15.83W per core; 6.4GTps QPI speed), 12MB of L3 processor cache,
1333MHz memory access, 2 threads per core, and Intel Turbo Boost technology
• 130W 4-core Xeon 5600 model X5647 running at 2.93GHz with impressive performance
(32.5W per core; 5.86GTps QPI speed), 12MB of L3 processor cache, 1066Hz memory
access, 2 threads per core, and Intel Turbo Boost technology
• 40W 4-core Xeon 5600 low-voltage model L5630 running at 2.13GHz, with extremely low
power draw and amazing performance/watt (only 10W per core; 5.86GTps QPI speed), 12MB
of L3 processor cache, 1066MHz memory access, 2 threads per core, and Intel Turbo Boost
technology
• 40W 4-core Xeon 5600 low-voltage model L5609 running at 1.86GHz, with extremely low
power draw and amazing performance/watt (only 10W per core; 4.8GTps QPI speed), 12MB of
L3 processor cache, and 1066MHz memory access
With the Xeon 5600 series processors, Intel has diverged from its traditional Symmetric
Multiprocessing (SMP) architecture to a Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) architecture. The
processors are connected through serial coherency links called QuickPath Interconnect (QPI). QPI
is capable of 6.4, 5.86 or 4.8 GTps (gigatransfers per second), depending on the processor model.
4-core Xeon processors contain four complete processor cores; 6-core processors, similarly,
contain six cores. Each 5600 series processor contains one 256KB L2 cache per core and one
12MB L3 cache shared by all the cores. The shared cache is dynamically allocated between the
cores as needed. The multiple cores appear to software as multiple physical processors. The 2core processors offer considerably higher performance than a same-speed Xeon processor with a
single core. Likewise, 4-core processors offer considerably higher performance than a samespeed Xeon processor with 2 cores.
Turbo Boost Technology increases performance by translating the temperature, power and
current head room into higher frequency. It will dynamically increase by 133MHz for short and
regular intervals until the upper limit is met or the maximum possible upside for the number of
active cores is reached. The maximum frequency is dependent on the number of active cores. The
amount of time the processor spends in the Turbo Boost Technology state depends on the
workload and operating environment, providing the performance you need, when and where you
need it. For example, a 3.46GHz 6-core X5690 processor with 3-6 cores active can run the cores
at 3.6GHz. With only one or two cores active, the same processor can run those cores at
3.73GHz. Similarly, a 3.6GHz 4-core X5687 processor can run at 3.73GHz or even 3.86GHz.
When the inactive cores are needed again, they are dynamically turned back on and the
processor frequency is adjusted accordingly.
In processors implementing Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, each core has two threads
capable of running an independent process. Thus, a 6-core processor can run 12 threads
concurrently.
Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, to
reduce power draw.
Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow
attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
Intel’s Virtualization Technology (VT) integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow
operating system vendors to better utilize the hardware for virtualization workloads.
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DDR3 Memory with Chipkill ECC Protection
The x3550 M3 ships with registered double data rate III (DDR3) memory and provides Active
Memory features, including advanced Chipkill memory protection (using x4 DIMMs), for up to
16X better error correction than standard ECC memory. In addition to offering better performance
than DDR2 or fully-buffered memory, DDR3 memory also uses less energy. DDR2 memory
already offered up to 37% lower energy use than fully buffered memory. Now, a generation later,
DDR3 memory is even more efficient, using up to 15% less energy than DDR2 memory.
The x3550 M3 currently supports up to 144GB of RDIMM (registered DIMM) memory in 18 DIMM
slots (192GB in 12 slots), or up to 48GB of UDIMM (unbuffered DIMM) memory in 12 slots. The
x3550 M3 also supports either energy-efficient 1.35V DIMMs or standard 1.5V DIMMs. Redesign
in the architecture of the Xeon 5500 and 5600 series processors bring radical changes in the way
memory works in these servers. For example, the Xeon 5500 and 5600 series processors
integrate the memory controller inside the processor, resulting in two memory controllers in a
2-socket system. Each memory controller has three memory channels. Depending on the type of
memory, population of memory, and processor model, the memory may be clocked at 1333MHz,
1066MHz or 800MHz.
Note: If only one processor is installed, only the first nine DIMM slots can be used. Adding a
second processor not only doubles the amount of memory available for use, but also doubles the
number of memory controllers, thus doubling the system memory bandwidth. If you add a second
processor, but no additional memory for the second processor, the second processor would have
to access the memory from the first processor “remotely,” resulting in longer latencies and lower
performance. The latency to access remote memory is almost 75% higher than local memory
access. So, the goal should be to always populate both processors with memory.
The 1333MHz E56xx, L5640, and X56xx processor models support up to 1333MHz memory clock
speed and 2 DIMMs per channel (2DPC) at 1333MHz with single-rank and dual-rank RDIMMs and
UDIMMs running at 1.5V. Other processors access memory at 1066MHz.
Using 1333MHz memory (where supported) versus 1066MHz DIMMs offers up to 9% better
performance, while 1066MHz memory produces up to 28% better performance than 800MHz
memory. Xeon 5550/5600 series processors access memory with almost 50% lower latency than
the earlier 5400 series processors. That can result in faster processing of latency-sensitive
workloads.
Regardless of memory speed, the Xeon 5600 platform represents a significant improvement in
memory bandwidth over the previous Xeon 5400 platform. At 1333MHz, the improvement is
almost 500% over the previous generation. This huge improvement is mainly due to the dual
integrated memory controllers and faster DDR3 1333MHz memory. Throughput at 800MHz is 25
gigabytes per second (GBps); at 1066MHz it’s 32GBps; and at 1333MHz it’s 35GBps. This
improvement translates into improved application performance and scalability.
Memory interleaving refers to how physical memory is interleaved across the physical DIMMs. A
balanced system provides the best interleaving. A Xeon 5500/5600 processor-based system is
balanced when all memory channels on a socket have the same amount of memory.
The Xeon 5600 series processors support single-, dual-, and quad-rank memory. A memory rank
is simply a segment of memory that is addressed by a specific address bit.
A typical memory DIMM description is 8GB 2Rx4 DIMM:
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• The 2R designator is the rank count for this particular DIMM (2R = dual-rank)
• The x4 designator is the data width (in bits) of the rank
It is important to ensure that DIMMs with the appropriate number of ranks are populated in each
channel for optimal performance. Whenever possible, use dual-rank DIMMs in the system. Dualrank DIMMs offer better interleaving and hence better performance than single-rank DIMMs. For
instance, a system populated with six 2GB dual-rank DIMMs outperforms a system populated with
six 2GB single-rank DIMMs by 7% for SPECjbb2005. Dual-rank DIMMs are also better than quadrank DIMMs because quad-rank DIMMs will cause the memory speed to be down-clocked.
Another important guideline is to populate equivalent ranks per channel. For instance, mixing one
single-rank DIMM and one dual-rank DIMM in a channel should be avoided.
Notes: It is important to populate all three memory channels in each processor. The relative
memory bandwidth decreases as the number of channels populated decreases. This is because
the bandwidth of all the memory channels is utilized to support the capability of the processor. So,
as the channels are decreased, the burden to support the requisite bandwidth is increased on the
remaining channels, causing them to become a bottleneck. RDIMMs and UDIMMs cannot be
used in the same server. If 1.5V and 1.35V DIMMs are mixed, all DIMMs will run at 1.5V.
In addition to Chipkill error correction, the x3550 M3 offers an additional level of IBM Active
Memory protection: memory mirroring.
Memory mirroring works much like disk mirroring. The total memory is divided into three channels:
a primary channel, a backup channel, and an unused channel. Data is written concurrently to both
the primary and backup channels. If a DIMM fails in one of the DIMMs in the primary channel, it is
instantly disabled and the mirrored memory in the backup channel becomes active (primary) until
the failing DIMM is replaced. One-third of total memory is available for use at any one time with
mirroring enabled. (Note: Due to the double writes to memory, performance is affected.) Because
the third channel is disabled with mirroring active, there is no point in populating it with memory.
Mirroring is handled at the hardware level; no operating system support is required.
DDR3 memory is currently available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB RDIMMs, as well as 2GB and
4GB UDIMMs. DIMMs are installed individually (not in pairs). However, for performance reasons,
in a 2-processor system, it’s best to install a DIMM per processor.
Maximum memory capacity and speed in 2-processor configurations include:
Memory
Frequency
DIMMs per
Channel
Max. Memory
Capacity
5600 Series
1333MHz
1
(6 DIMMs)
48GB RDIMM
24GB UDIMM
1333MHz E56xx, L5640, and
X56xx
1333MHz
2
(12 DIMMs)
96GB RDIMM
48GB UDIMM
1333MHz E56xx, L5640, and
X56xx
1066MHz
2
(12 DIMMs)
96GB RDIMM
48GB UDIMM
E560x, E5620, L5609, L5630,
and X5647
800MHz
3
(18 DIMMs)
144GB RDIMM
All
800MHz
2
(12 DIMMs)
192GB RDIMM
All
800MHz1333MHz
2
(8 DIMMs)
64GB RDIMM
16GB UDIMM
All
Integrated Virtualization
All models of the x3550 M3 support a USB 2.0 Flash Key installed preloaded with VMware
vSphere Hypervisor (formerly ESXi). Rather than management through a Service Console based
on a Linux operating system, vSphere Hypervisor relies on aggregate management tools,
including VirtualCenter, the Remote Command Line interface and the introduction of CIM for
standards-based and agentless hardware monitoring.
vSphere Hypervisor includes all the performance, scalability and compatibility features of a
hypervisor installed on disk, including full VMFS support across FC SAN, iSCSI SAN, and NAS,
and 4-way VSMP. Because it runs from flash memory, it’s extremely fast and ideal for diskless
configurations. It also offers enhanced security, because it runs without an operating systembased console and is updated/patched much like firmware.
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Disk Controllers
All x3550 M3 models include a ServeRAID-BR10il v2, ServerRAID-M1015, ServeRAID-M5014
or ServeRAID-M5015 SAS/SATA controller standard (model-dependent) to enhance system
availability and data protection without using a PCI slot.
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The 3Gbps (x4 PCIe) ServeRAID-BR10il v2 controller offers hardware RAID-0/1/1E support (no
cache) for up to 4 HDDs or SSDs.
The 6Gbps (x8 PCIe) ServeRAID-M1015 SAS/SATA controller supports RAID-0/1/10 (no cache)
for up to 32 drives (limited to available drive bays). The IBM ServeRAID M1000 Series Advance
Feature Key adds RAID-5/50 with SED support.
The 6Gbps (x8 PCIe) ServeRAID-M5014 SAS/SATA controller offers enhanced performance
with 256MB of cache memory, and supports RAID-0/1/10/5/50 for up to 32 drives (limited to
available drive bays.
The 6Gbps (x8 PCIe) ServeRAID-M5015 SAS/SATA controller offers enhanced performance
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with 512MB of cache memory and battery backup , and supports RAID-0/1/10/5/50 for up to 32
drives (limited to available drive bays).
For external storage, the 6Gbps ServeRAID-M5025 controller enables connection to external IBM
System Storage expansion units (up to 240 HDDs), as well as support for up to 8 internal HDDs
(system limit). It provides RAID-0/1/10/5/50 support, 512MB of onboard cache, and battery backup
standard.
The IBM ServeRAID M5000 Series Advance Feature Key adds RAID-6/60 with SED support to
the M5014, M5015, or M5025. The IBM ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Key adds battery
backup support to the M5014 and CTO systems containing an M5015 or M5025.
Drive Bays
The x3550 M3 supports up to 8 drive bays. Base models include 4 2.5-inch drive bays. Optionally,
add one 5.25-inch bay for an optional DVD-RW drive, or (using an expansion kit) increase the
number of 2.5-inch bays to 8, However, these upgrades are mutually exclusive. Upgrading from 4
2.5-inch drive bays to 8 2.5-inch drive bays would require removal of the 5.25-inch bay, if present.
The 2.5-inch bays support a combination of SATA and SAS HDDs, as well as solid-state drives
(SSDs)
Hot-swap drives may be inserted or removed through the front of the server without powering off
the system. Simple-swap solid-state drives can be inserted or removed through the front of the
server as well; however, the system power must first be turned off.
For additional storage, a direct-attach, NAS or SAN external expansion option can be added,
using an optional controller.
No diskette drive is supplied with any model; an external USB floppy drive may be used, if
needed.
Flexible Internal Storage
The x3550 M3 offers flexibility with 4 2.5” HDD bays standard and optionally 8 2.5” HDD bays,
supporting high-performance drives that provide high density/high reliability and allow you to scale
up as your business grows.
2.5-inch Hot-Swap SAS
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• 7,200 RPMs — 500GB or 1TB (4TB maximum capacity with 4 bays / 8TB with 8 bays)
• 10,000 RPMs — 73.4, 146.8, 300 or 600GB (2.4TB / 4.8TB)
• 15,000 RPMs — 73.4 or 146.8GB (576GB / 1.17TB)
2.5-inch Hot-Swap SATA
• 7,200 RPMs — 160, 250, or 500GB, or 1TB (4TB / 8TB maximum)
• 10,000 RPMs — 300GB (1.2TB / 2.4TB)
2-5-inch HDDs not only require less space than 3.5-inch drives, they weigh less, consume half the
power, produce less noise, seek faster, and offer increased reliability.
2.5-inch Hot-Swap or Simple-Swap SSDs
• 50GB High IOPS (200GB / 400GB maximum)
High I/O Performance
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Battery backup is included when the adapter is purchased as an option or when included in standard server models. It is optional
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– Offers up to 8X more IOPS than HDDs (67/33% read/write OLTP transaction base mix)
– Optimized for heavy mix of read and write operations, such as transaction processing,
media streaming, surveillance, file copy, logging, backup/recovery, and business
Intelligence
Lower-Cost IOPS Performance
– Yields better $/IOPS: lower capacity (GB) required to achieve higher IOPS
– Uses less energy and generates less heat than a hard disk drive
Superior Uptime
– 3X the availability of mechanical disk drives
– No moving parts to fail
– Enterprise wear-leveling to extend life even further
Full OS Support
– Supports all ServerProven OSes
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The hot-swap SAS drives use the Converged Tray for interchangeability with other IBM System x
systems. If you need more storage space, terabyte capacities are possible with external IBM
System Storage direct-attach, NAS and SAN offerings.
High-Performance Adapter Slots
The x3550 M3 provides two x16 (“by 16”) 16GBps PCIe Gen 2 (PCI Express) Gen 2 I/O slots for
long-term investment protection. PCI Express Gen 2 is the next-generation of high-performance,
low-latency, serial I/O bus. Each slot is capable of supporting x1/x4/x8/x16 Gen 1 or Gen 2
adapters at full speed. One slot is full-height, half-length. The other is low profile. Each is
convertible to one PCI-X/133 MHz using an optional riser. High-performance x16 Gen 2 slots are
ideal for digital media, 2D graphics environments, and other I/O-intensive applications.
There is also a dedicated riser card in the x3550 M3 that provides a x8 PCIe connector wired with
x4 lanes for an internal ServeRAID card.
Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller
The x3550 M3 includes one dual-port integrated Broadcom 5709S Gigabit Ethernet controller
standard, for up to 10X higher maximum throughput than a 10/100 Ethernet controller, as well as
support for TOE (TCP Offload Engine), as well as load-balancing and failover capabilities
between the two ports.
TOE helps improve overall system performance by offloading TCP/IP protocol processing from the
system microprocessor to the onboard Ethernet TOE processor.
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It also supports highly secure remote power management using IPMI 2.0, plus Wake on LAN
and PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) flash interface. Optional PCI adapters offering failover
and load balancing between adapters are available for added throughput and increased system
availability.
Integrated quad Gb Ethernet ports:
• Up to four Gb Ethernet ports, ideal for virtualization and I/O-intensive workloads
• 2 ports standard, plus two additional ports via optional daughtercard
• Improves system performance by offloading protocol processing from CPU to a separate TOE
engine
• Primary performance improvement for data copying (CPU) where CPU utilization is 90-100%
The 5709S controller supports IEEE 802.3 for 1000Base-T, 100Base-TX, and 10Base-T
applications (802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab) through a RJ-45 connector to an Ethernet network over a
CAT 5 twisted-pair cable. TOE support on Windows is available today, but requires the Windows
Scalable Network Pack (SNP) installed. Linux has no plan to support TOE at this time.
10 Gigabit Ethernet Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM
The Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter for x3550 M3 (part number 49Y4200 with special riser card,
support by CTO) is an industry-leading performance and scalability per watt, dual-port network
adapter for 10Gbps Ethernet (10GbE) networks. It offers the benefits and flexibility of I/O
convergence in a single end-to-end solution. Protocol offload for stateless TCP/IP and TCP
Chimney provide maximum bandwidth with minimum use of CPU resources. It achieves line rate
10Gbps performance with support for TCP/IP stateless offloads and TCP Offload Engine (TOE)
support. TOE reduces system processor utilization, providing increased system performance and
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The Emulex 10Gb/s Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM System x3550 M3 is based on the Emulex
OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) platform that also includes the
capability for future upgrades to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI protocol offloads.
By using a common infrastructure for Ethernet and storage networks, data centers can reduce
capital expense (CapEx) for adapters, switches and cables, and operational expense (OpEx) for
power, cooling and IT administration.
End-to-end data protection with hardware parity, CRC, ECC and other advanced error checking
and correcting ensure that data is safe from corruption.
Integrated dual 10Gbps Ethernet ports:
• IPv4/IPv6 TCP, UDP checksum offload; Large Send Offload (LSO); Large Receive Offload;
Receive Side Scaling (RSS); IPV4 TCP Chimney Offload
• VLAN insertion and extraction
• Jumbo frames up to 9000 Bytes
• Preboot eXecutive Environment (PXE) 2.0 network boot support
• Interrupt coalescing
• Load balancing and failover support including adapter fault tolerance (AFT), switch fault
tolerance (SFT), adaptive load balancing (ALB), teaming support and IEEE 802.3ad.
Ultra-Efficient Cooling
Strategically located fans, combined with efficient airflow paths, provide highly effective system
cooling for the x3550 M3, known as Calibrated Vectored Cooling. The base server with one
power supply includes one hot-swap fan module, upgradeable to six modules, for redundant
cooling. Each module includes two back-to-back fans with counterrotating blades. In addition,
each power supply also contains a fan.
The system contains three cooling zones. Zone 1 (incorporating two fan modules) cools all 18
DIMM sockets, Zone 2 (two fan modules) cools the primary processor, and Zone 3 (one or two
fan modules) cools the second processor (if installed).
The fans automatically adjust speeds in response to changing thermal requirements depending on
the zone and internal temperatures. When the temperature inside the server increases, the fans
speed up to maintain the proper ambient temperature. When the temperature returns to a normal
operating level, the fans return to their default speed. In addition, the Bosch BMP085 altimeter
works in conjunction with IMM to govern fan rotation. At high altitudes the air is thinner and doesn’t
cool as well as at lower elevations. In most servers, the fans run fast all the time to allow for use at
high elevations, wasting power. The altimeter allows the IBM fans to run at lower speeds at lower
altitudes.
Why not simply run the fans at 100% capacity all the time? For several good reasons: to reduce
the ambient noise, reduce the wear-and-tear on the fans and reduce the server power draw. The
reduction in ambient noise and power draw may be relatively minor for a single server, but put
dozens or hundreds in a data center and it can make a big difference!
In addition, the server uses hexagonal ventilation holes in the chassis. Hexagonal holes can be
grouped more densely than round holes, providing greater airflow through the system cover.
This cooling scheme is important because newer, more powerful processors generate a significant
amount of heat, and heat must be controlled for the system to function properly.
There are temperature sensors on the planar placed to sense DIMM exhaust temperature, SAS
HDD exhaust temperature, and CPU2 exhaust temperature (through the altitude sensor).
Light Path Diagnostics
Light path diagnostics enables a technician to quickly identify and locate a failed or failing system
component, such as a specific fan or memory DIMM. This enables quick replacement of the
component, which helps increase server uptime and lower operating costs.
The front of the server has an LED indicator light to show possible component failures. If the front
LED indicates an error condition, by pressing a button on the front of the server an LED panel will
pop out and drop down for easy viewing without the need to open the server cover or remove the
server from the rack. The light path diagnostics panel tells the servicer which component requires
attention. In addition, many components have their own identifying LEDs. For example, each of
the memory modules has an LED next to the socket, as do both processors, all adapter slots, all
fan modules, all power supplies, the voltage regulator module and the service processor, allowing
the servicer to easily identify exactly which component needs servicing. By following the “light
path,” the component can be replaced quickly, and without guesswork. (Note: In the event of a
failed DIMM, the system will restart and mark the DIMM as bad while offline, thus allowing the
system to continue running, with reduced memory capacity, until serviced.)
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Hot-Swap/Redundant Components
System availability is maximized through the extensive use of hot-swap and redundant
components, including:
• Redundant memory protection (with Chipkill protection, and memory mirroring enabled)
• Hot-swap, redundant hard disk drives and solid-state drives (with RAID protection)
• Hot-swap, redundant power supplies
• Hot-swap, redundant cooling fan modules
Other Features
• Five USB 2.0 ports — Provides flexibility to add high-speed external devices. The USB 2.0
specification supports up to 480Mbps transfer rates. (Note: Not all USB 2.0 devices are
capable of achieving this rate.) Two ports are provided on the front of the server, two on the
back, plus one USB connector reserved for a USB flash memory key containing an embedded
hypervisor. For pre-boot and normal drive use, use the external ports.
• Dual video ports — To simplify local systems management, one video port is provided on the
front of the unit and one on the back.
• Toolless slides — Allows quick rack installation and quicker upgrade and servicing of the
server.
• Toolless chassis — The cover can be opened without tools, and many components can be
removed and replaced without tools, including the optical drive, hot-swap HDDs, plus PCI,
PCI-X and PCIe adapters, as well as the integrated ServeRAID card, embedded hypervisor
key, and Virtual Media Key. This can save a servicer significant time.
Extensive System Support Features
The IBM services and technical support portfolio provides world-class, consistent, high-quality
service and support. The x3550 M3 server offers a number of tools and services designed to
make ownership a positive experience. From the start, IBM programs make it easier for you to
plan for, configure and purchase System x servers, get them running and keep them running long®
term. These features include IBM Express Portfolio, IBM ServerProven , IBM Standalone
Solutions Configuration Tool, IBM System x and BladeCenter Power Configurator, IBM
ServerGuide, IBM Systems Director Service and Support Manager, Product Customization
Services and extensive technical support offerings.
The IBM ServerProven program provides the confidence that specific options and operating
systems have been tested on the server and are officially supported to work together. It is updated
frequently to ensure that the latest compatibility information is always at your fingertips.
The IBM Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool (SSCT) is a downloadable tool that
simplifies the often complex chore of configuring a full rack of servers (including blade servers)
and confirming that you have all the cables, power distribution units, KVM (keyboard, video and
mouse) switch boxes and other components you need, as well as the proper airflow clearances,
electrical circuits and other environmental conditions.
IBM System x and BladeCenter Power Configurator helps IT managers plan for data center
power needs, by providing the following information for specific configurations of System x and
BladeCenter systems: power input (watts), PDU sizing (amps), heat output (BTUs), airflow
requirements through chassis (CFM), VA rating, leakage current (mA), and peak inrush current
(amps).
IBM ServerGuide (installed from CD) simplifies the process of installing and configuring System x
servers. ServerGuide goes beyond mere hardware configuration by assisting with the automated
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installation of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems, device drivers
and other system components, with minimal user intervention. (Drivers are also included for
support of Novell NetWare, Red Hat Linux and SUSE LINUX.) This focus on deployment helps
you reduce both you total cost of ownership and the complexity that administrators and technical
personnel face.
IBM Systems Director Service and Support Manager (previously called IBM Electronic Service
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Agent ) is an innovative “call home” feature that allows System x and BladeCenter servers to
automatically report hardware problems to IBM support, which can even dispatch onsite service if
necessary to those customers entitled to onsite support under the terms of their warranty or an
IBM Maintenance Agreement. Service and Support Manager resides on a server and provides
electronic support and problem management capabilities through a highly secure electronic
dialogue between your systems and IBM. It monitors networked servers for hardware errors and it
can perform hardware and software inventories and report inventory changes to IBM. All
information sent to IBM is stored in a highly secure database and used for improved problem
determination.
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Additional services include hardware warranty upgrades and factory-installed Product
Customization Services (PCS), such as asset tagging, hardware integration, software imaging
and operating systems personalization.
IBM offers extensive technical support by phone and via the Web. Support options include links
to forums/newsgroups, problem submission, online shopping support, service offerings, device
drivers for all IBM product lines, software downloads and even upcoming technical seminar
worldwide schedules and registration. Also available are remote installation, configuration and
usage support for System x hardware and software, as well as onsite custom services to provide
the level of expertise you require.
IBM Maintenance and Technical Support solutions can help you get the most out of your IT
investment by reducing support costs, increasing availability and simplifying management with
integrated support for your multiproduct, multivendor hardware and software environment. For
more information on hardware maintenance, software support, solution support and managed
support, visit http://ibm.com/services/maintenance.
Advanced Systems Management Capabilities
The x3550 M3 has a high level of systems management capabilities that are well-suited to remote
locations as well as to stand-alone environments. Features include UEFI, IMM, IBM ToolsCenter,
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IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, Automatic Server Restart, Wake on LAN support,
PXE support, text console redirect, Predictive Failure Analysis, and IBM Systems Director.
The IMM provides industry-standard Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0compliant systems management. It provides a number of important system functions, including:
• Monitoring of system and battery voltage, system temperature, fans, power supplies, processor
and DIMM status
• Fan speed control
• Product ID and Family ID detection
• Highly secure remote power on/off
• System reset control
• NMI/SMI detection and generation
• System diagnostic LED control (power, HDD, activity, alerts, heartbeat)
• IPMI over LAN
• Serial Over LAN
• Proxy server support
• LAN messaging and alerting
• Text console redirection over LAN
• Predictive Failure Analysis for system fans
• Web-based out-of-band control
• SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) support
• Enhanced authentication and encryption algorithms (RMCP+ and AES)
• VLAN support
• Local update of IMM firmware
• Firmware firewall
• Support for IPMI v2.0 compliant management software (e.g., xCAT)
• Other mandatory and optional IPMI IMM functions
The IMM alerts IBM Systems Director to anomalous environmental factors, such as voltage and
thermal conditions—even if the server has failed.
The x3550 M3 also supports an optional IBM Virtual Media Key for additional systems
management capabilities, including:
• Latest OS failure screen capture
• Graphical console redirection over LAN
• Remote virtual floppy and CD-ROM
• High-speed remote redirection of PCI video, keyboard and mouse
IBM ToolsCenter consolidates 42 needed tools for managing servers individually into an
integrated suite of 8 tools. They are organized by function: deployment, updates, configuration and
diagnostics. Tools are now simpler to access and use with a single webpage for access, a
common look and feel and a common command line interface for the scripting tools. The
ToolsCenter Bootable Media Creator offers significantly more functionality than past tools with
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the ability to add more tools to the bootable image and to automatically download the bootable
environment if needed. Bootable Media Creator allows you to create bootable CDs, DVD, and
USB keys for updates customized to your systems.
IBM developed IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager to put control of system powersaving features at the fingertips of administrators. Active Energy Manager is designed to take
advantage of new features, such as monitoring power usage and balancing the performance of
the system according to available power input. It provides the ability to plan and predict power
consumption based on your hardware configuration. It also helps enable you to reduce the
infrastructure required for redundancy, by using fewer servers on smaller power feeds and
potentially lowering your overall data center support costs. It does this by inventorying all
components, then adding up the total power draw and tracking the usage. It also includes power
management features to help administrators manage or reduce power usage.
Automatic Server Restart (ASR) helps reduce downtime by restarting the server automatically in
the event of a system lockup. ASR technology is a combination of hardware circuitry tied into the
server’s system reset function and a device driver. As long as the server continues running, the
ASR watchdog timer will keep being reset, but if the operating system crashes or the hardware
freezes somehow the ASR software will be unable to reset the hardware timer. If the timer is not
reset within five minutes, it automatically triggers the ASR hardware, which immediately restarts
the server (and logs an ASR event with IBM Systems Director). These features are designed so
that no more than five minutes can pass before the server is restarted.
Wake on LAN permits the server to be remotely powered on if it has been shut off. Once powered
up, the server can be controlled across the network, using the Preboot Execution Environment
(PXE).
Like Wake on LAN, PXE is system firmware. It enables software such as the optional IBM
Remote Deployment Manager to take control of a system before the BIOS, operating system or
applications are loaded (using Wake on LAN/PXE) and lets an administrator perform many lowlevel tasks remotely that would otherwise require a visit to each system. These tasks may include
such things as formatting a hard disk drive, updating system firmware, or deploying a Windows or
Linux operating system.
Text Console Redirection support allows the administrator to remotely view x3550 text
messages over serial or LAN. An optional upgrade to the Virtual Media Key adds graphical
console redirection.
Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) is designed to allow the system to detect impending failure of
supported components (processors, memory, HDDs, voltage regulator modules (VRMs), power
supplies and fans) before actual failure, and alert the administrator through IBM Systems Director.
This gives you the ability to replace the failing component before it fails, resulting in increased
uptime.
IBM Systems Director software for advanced workgroup management is included with the x3550
M3. IBM Systems Director comes with a portfolio of tools, including IBM Systems Director Active
Energy Manager, Service and Support Manager, and others. Others are available as add-ons
for additional server management and increased availability. IBM Systems Director provides a
single uniform graphical interface for all of these systems management functions.
IBM Systems Director enables you to customize thresholds and monitor system components (for
things like temperature, voltage regulation, etc.) to help maximize uptime.
Key Options
IBM options for System x servers help you take your servers to a
higher level
You know can rely on System x options to supply a complete solution for your business needs.
Options help you create an optimized server system to meet your data protection, storage and
availability needs. Every IBM option is designed and tested for peak performance and flexibility,
helping to maximize your return on investment. The combination of System x servers and options
lets you keep your fingers on the pulse of your e-business.
Processors —Intel Xeon processors provide high clock rates, 4 or 6 cores, and advanced
features for performance, availability and power management. Large cache size, combined with
fast 1333MHz, 1066MHz or 800MHz memory access and an integrated memory controller reduce
memory latency and facilitate the movement of data. (Note: System performance depends not
only on the number of processors in the server but also on the frequency and functionality of each
processor.) Adding a second processor may be a cost-effective way to achieve significant
performance improvements.
Memory — Memory is a major factor in systems application performance. Adding more memory
to a System x server is one of the most effective ways to increase application performance. For
best performance in a server with a 4-core processor, there should be twice as much memory as
for a 2-core processor. A 6-core processor should have three times as much memory as a 2-core
processor.
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Hard Disk Drives — IBM hard disk drives help you improve the transaction and cost performance
of your System x servers. The choice of hard disk drives can be a critical aspect of maximizing the
I/O throughput of the system. 2.5-inch SAS hard disk drives are available for the x3550 M3 with
capacities of up to 1TB at 7,200 RPMs, up to 600GB at 10K RPMs, and up to 146.8GB at 15,000
RPMs. 2.5-inch SATA HDDs are available in capacities up to 1TGB at 7,200 RPMs and 300GB at
10K RPMs.
Solid State Drives — IBM solid-state drives offer high IOPS (I/O operations per second)
performance and the ultimate in reliability, with 3X the MTBF (mean time between failure) rate of
enterprise HDDs. IBM SSDs. are available in 50GB capacities. They can be used as a highly
available boot drive, for storing disk images, or for other uses that stress read performance.
Power Supply — The optional second power supply for the x3550 M3 enables redundancy for
hot-swap power. Its design, up to 95%-efficient, helps lower your energy bill for power and
cooling.
Virtual Media Key — The x3550 M3 includes a plethora of systems management features built-in;
however, sometimes additional management capability is needed. In those situations, the Virtual
Media Key not only offers powerful new features, it does so without taking up a valuable PCI-X or
PCIe adapter slot, instead using a dedicated slot on the motherboard.
ServeRAID Controllers — System x servers using ServeRAID technology allow companies to
build a reliable foundation for business-critical computing. IBM ServeRAID technology allows an
array consisting of multiple physical hard disk drives to be treated as one logical drive. ServeRAID
technology also allows data to be stored redundantly, across multiple hard disk drives—
enhancing both the integrity and the availability of the data. SAS and SATA ServeRAID controllers
offer enhanced performance due to onboard processors and cache. Because IBM ServeRAID
controllers can help significantly improve data transfer rates, this technology is extremely effective
when implementing demanding, transaction-oriented applications. By employing the advanced
fault tolerance of IBM ServeRAID technology, companies can effectively implement networked
business systems that require large amounts of storage space for data and applications that must
be available for their businesses to continue operating.
The ServeRAID-BR10il v2 SAS/SATA Controller offers RAID-0/1/1E support, with up to 3Gbps
per SAS port. The IBM ServeRAID-M1015, x8 PCIe and 6Gbps, offers RAID-0/1/10; optionally
RAID-5/50 with SED support. The IBM ServeRAID-M5014, x8 PCIe and 6Gbps, provides 256MB
cache and RAID-0/1/10/5/50; optionally RAID-6/60 with SED, and battery backup). The IBM
ServeRAID-M5015, x8 PCIe and 6Gbps, includes 512MB of battery-backed cache standard and
RAID-0/1/10/5/50; optionally RAID-6/60 with SED. For external storage, the ServeRAID-M5025
controller provides RAID-0/1/10/5/50 support and 512MB of onboard cache and enables
connection to up to four IBM System Storage SAS/SATA expansion units (240 HDDs total). The
IBM ServeRAID M1000 Series Advance Feature Key adds RAID-5/50 and SED support to the
ServeRAID-M1015. Similarly, the IBM ServeRAID M5000 Series Advance Feature Key adds
RAID-6/60 with SED support to the M5014, M5015, and M5025. The IBM ServeRAID M5000
Series Battery Key adds battery backup support to the M5014 and CTO servers containing an
M5015 or M5025.
External Storage — The IBM System Storage EXP810 expansion unit, as well as the DS3000,
DS4000, and DS8000 Series storage subsystems and N3000, N5000, N6000, and N7000 NAS
systems comprise a powerful and broad shared storage family with integrated management
software designed to meet midrange and enterprise needs.
External SAN, iSCSI, and direct-attach storage is available using one of several IBM System
Storage host bus adapters. External LAN-attached tape storage is available.
IBM System x3550 M3 Images
Front View
Rack Release Button
4 Hot-Swap 4 HDD
2.5-inch
Bays or 1
HDD Bays DVD Bay
USB
2.0
Power Button
Video
Port
Status
LEDs
Pop-Out Light
Path Diagnostics
Panel
Light Path
Diagnostics
Panel Eject
Button
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Inside View
USB
Hypervisor
Key
ServeRAID
Controller
Hot-Swap Power
Supplies
Hot-Swap
HDD Bays
Adapter Slot
Processor
Socket
HotSwap
Fan
Packs
18 DIMM Slots
Gb Ethernet
Processor /
Heat Sink
Adapter Slot
Rear View
Adapter Slot
Fast Ethernet Optional Gb
Port for IMM Ethernet Ports
Video
Port
Hexagonal
Ventilation Holes
Adapter Slot
Standard Gb Ethernet Ports
Serial
Port
USB
Ports
Empty Power
Hot-Swap
Power Supply Supply Bay
IBM System x3550 M3 Specifications
Machine type
7944-12x, 22x, 32x, 52x/54x, 62x, 72x, 82x, D4x, H4x, J4x
1U
Form factor
Processor type
6-Core Xeon
(E56xx/L56xx/X56xx)
2.26GHz L5640 (H4x),
2.4GHz E5645 (52x/54x),
2.53GHz E5649 (62x),
2.66GHz X5650 (J4x),
2.8GHz X5660 (via CTO),
3.06GHz X5675 (72x),
3.46GHz X5690 (82x)
4-Core Xeon
(E56xx/L56xx/X56xx)
1.6GHz E5603 (12x),
1.86GHz L5609 (CTO),
2.13GHz E5606 (22x),
2.13GHz L5630 (CTO),
2.26GHz E5607 (32x),
2.4GHz E5620 (D4x),
2.93GHz X5647 (CTO),
3.2GHz X5672 (CTO),
3.6GHz X5687 (CTO),
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Maximum processor power draw
QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) speed
(gigatransfers per second)
95W—
72x, J4x
(X5660/X5672
via CTO)
130W—82x
(X5647/X5687
via CTO)
6.4GTps
6.4GTps (72x, 82x, J4x,
X5660/X5672/X5687 via
CTO)
80W—12x,
22x, 32x,
52x/54x, 62x,
D4x
60W—H4x
5.86GTps
5.86GTps (52x/54x, 62x,
D4x, H4x, L5630 and
X5647 via CTO)
40W—
L5609/L5630
via CTO
4.8GTps
4.8GTps (12x, 22x, 32x,
L5609 via CTO)
2 / 2 (54x)
1 / 2 (all other models)
Hyper Threading Technology supported
Yes (2 threads per core)—52x/54x, 62x,
72x, 82x, D4x, H4x, J4x, L5630,
X5647/X5660/X5672/X5687 via CTO
No—12x, 22x, 32x, L5609 via CTO
Turbo Boost Technology supported
Yes—52x/54x, 62x, 72x, 82x, D4x, H4x,
J4x, L5630, X5647/X5660/X5672/ X5687
via CTO
No—12x, 22x, 32x, L5609 via CTO
# of processors standard / maximum
12MB (1 shared 12MB
cache)—(all other models)
Internal L3 cache
8MB (1 shared 8MB
cache)—(22x,32x)
4MB (1 shared 4MB
cache)—(12x)
Intel 5520
Chipset
Standard memory (192GB maximum)
# of DIMM sockets total / available
8GB (2 x 4GB)—54x
4GB (1 x 4GB)—12x, 22x, 32x, 52x,
62x, 72x, 82x, D4x, H4x, J4x
18 / 16—54x
18 / 17—12x, 22x, 32x, 52x, 62x, 72x,
82x, D4x, H4x, J4x
Standard memory voltage
Standard memory type
Maximum memory access speed
1.35V
Registered PC3-10600 (DDR III ECC (Chipkill protection standard)—Single-rank x4
1333MHz (52x/54x, 62x, 72x, 82x, H4x,
J4x, X5660/X5672/X5687 via CTO)
1066MHz (12x, 22x, 32x, D4x,
L5609/L5630, X5647 via CTO)
Yes (two-way using pairs DIMMs)
Memory interleaving
DIMM types / capacities supported
PC3-10600
1333MHz RDIMM
2GB 1R x8, 1.35V;
2GB 2R x8 1.35V;
4GB 1R x4 1.35V;
4GB 2R x4 1.35V;
4GB 2R x8 1.35V;
8GB 2R x4 1.35V
Supports 1333MHz with 2 DIMMs per
channel
L5640 and 1333MHz E56xx and X56xx processors support 2DPC at 1333MHz
Online hot-spare memory supported
Yes on 5600 series
Memory mirroring supported / # of DIMM
sockets reserved for mirroring
# of HDD drive bays total / available
9
PC3L-8500R
1066MHz RDIMM
8GB 2R x4 1.35V;
16GB 4R x4 1.35V
Yes / 1 channel (3 slots per processor) active, 1 spare, 1 unused
8 / 8 (2.5-inch)
4 / 4 (2.5-inch) with internal optical drive
1/1
# of 5.25" bays total / available
Maximum drive capacity
PC3-10600
1333MHz UDIMM
2GB 1R x8 1.35V;
4GB 2R x8 1.35V
2.5-inch
SAS/SATA
8TB9
(8 x 1TB)
hot-swap
2.5-inch
SAS/SATA
4TB (4 x 1TB) hotswap, with Optical
drive
2.5-inch SSD
400GB (8 x 50GB)
hot-swap
2.5-inch SSD
200GB (4 x
50GB) hot-swap
or simple-swap,
with Optical drive
1TB drives available in 2Q/2011.
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IBM System x3550 M3 Specifications
Drive capacities supported
2.5-inch HS SAS
500GB, 1TB—7.2K;
146.8, 300, 600GB — 10K;
73.4, 146.8GB—15K
2.5-inch HS SATA
160, 250, 500GB, 1TB—
7.2K
None (all models open bay)
# of HDDs standard
# of optical drives standard
None (optional DVD-RW)
# of diskette drives standard
None (optional)
Storage technology
Hot-swap SAS/SATA; also hot-swap or simple-swap SSD
LSI 1068
Integrated disk controller
1
# of disk drives supported per port
Integrated RAID controller standard
Optional internal RAID controllers
supported
External disk drives supported
# of adapter slots total / available
# of PCIe x16 Gen 2 slots (16GBps)
2.5-inch HS or SS SSD
50GB
ServeRAID-M5015
(512MB cache,
includes battery,
except CTO
servers)—RAID0/1/10/5/50; optional
RAID-6/60 with
SED; 6Gbps;
supports 8 drives
(72x, 82x, J4x)
ServeRAIDM5014 (256MB
cache, battery
optional)—RAID0/1/10/5/50;
optional RAID6/60 with SED,
optional battery;
6Gbps; supports
8 drives (52x/54x,
62x)
ServeRAID-M1015—12X
ServeRAIDM1015 (no
cache)—RAID0/1/10; optional
RAID-5/50 with
SED, 6Gbps;
supports 8 drives
(22x, 32x, D4x)
ServeRAID-M5014
(battery optional)—12x,
22x, 32x, D4x
ServeRAID-BR10il
v2 (no cache)—
RAID-0/1/1E,
3Gbps; supports 4
drives (12x)
ServeRAID-M5015
(includes battery)—12x,
22x, 32x, 52x/54x, 62x, D4x
Yes, via the optional 6Gbps ServeRAID-M5025 controller (512MB cache, RAID0/1/10/5/50, and battery backup standard—SAS/SATA; optional RAID-6/60 with SED)
2 / 2 (2 / 1 when using the CTO Emulex 10GbE Integrated Virtual Fabric Adapter)
2 via 2 risers (1 full-height/half-length, 1 low-profile/full-length
None
# of PCIe x8 Gen 2 slots (8GBps)
# of PCI-X/133 slots (1GBps)
None standard (1 or 2 via optional risers in place of the PCIe risers)
# of 33MHz legacy PCI slots
None
# of video ports
2 (one front, one rear)
Video controller
Matrox G200eV (in IMM) standard
(NVIDIA FX580 available for CTO and special-bid models)
16MB DDR2 SDRAM
Video memory
Maximum video resolutions
Gigabit Ethernet controller
TOE/iSCSI/RDMA acceleration
# of Gigabit Ethernet ports
1280x1024 at 60Hz (32 bits)
1600x1200 at 85Hz (16 bits)
Broadcom BCM5709S
TOE only
2 standard plus 2 optional
# of RS485 ports
None
# of serial ports
1 (rear)
# of parallel ports
None (USB-attached)
# of mouse ports
None (USB-attached)
# of keyboard ports
None (USB-attached)
# of USB 2.0 ports
5 (2 front, 2 rear, 1 internal for a USB flash memory key containing an embedded
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IBM System x3550 M3 Specifications
hypervisor)
Integrated systems management
controller
Yes (IMM)
Virtual Media Key (optional)
Optional systems management adapter
Yes, with external pop-out/drop-down panel
Light path diagnostics support
Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA)
support
Processors, memory, voltage regulator modules (VRMs), power supplies and fans
AC or DC, universal, autoswitching, hot-swap
Power supply type
Power supply standard
Optional power supply (replaces
standard)
# of power supplies standard / maximum
460W (12x, 22x, 32x, 52x,
62x, D4x, H4x)—80 Plus
Gold; up to 92% efficient
Second PS of the same type
1 or 2 675W -48V DC power supplies as
replacement(s)
2 / 2 (54x)
1 / 2 (all other models)
Yes (with two power supplies installed)
Hot-swap/redundant power supported
# of fans modules standard / maximum
6 / 6 (54x)
5 / 6 (all other models)
Yes (standard)
Hot-swap/redundant fans supported
NEBS 1/ETSI compliance
Energy-efficiency standards compliance
Rack mount method
675W high-efficiency
(54x, 82x)—Up to 95%
efficient
675W (72x, J4x)
Equivalent compliance for both AC and DC power supply (model dependent)
Compliant with 80 PLUS Gold and ENERGY STAR standards (model dependent)
Slides and Cable Management Arm (provided standard)
7,000 ft;
2,133 m
Maximum altitude
Operating temperature range
Dimensions (HWD) / weight
Operating systems supported
50 – 95º F; 10 – 35º C (up to 3,000 ft /
914.4 m)
50 – 90º F; 10 – 32º C (3,000 ft to 7,000
ft / 914.4m to 2,133m)
1.69” (43mm) H
17.3” (440mm) W
28.0” (711.4mm) D
28 (minimum) – 35.1 lb (maximum)
12.7 – 15.9 kg
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2, 32/64-bit; Microsoft Windows Server 2003 /
2003 R2 (Standard/Enterprise/Web/Datacenter/Datacenter with UV), 32/64-bit; RHEL 5
32/64-bit, with and without Xen; RHEL 6 32/64-bit; SLES 10/11 32/64-bit with and
without Xen; VMware vSphere Hypervisor 4.1; Sun Solaris 10 (model dependent)
3 years (parts and labor)
Length of limited warranty
The Bottom Line
10
The IBM System x3550 M3 is an extremely energy efficient, powerful system,
incorporating significantly redesigned management tools and abundant IBM-unique
innovations:
Price/Performance
• High-throughput processors — Up to two 2.40 to 3.46GHz 6-core, 1.6GHz to 3.
6GHz 4-core; 2.26GHz low-voltage 6-core or 1.86GHz to 2.13GHz low-voltage 4core Xeon 5600 series processors
• Energy-efficient low-voltage processors — 40W 4-core and 60W 6-core Xeon
5600 series processors
10
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• Hyper Threading Technology for up to 12 processor cores and 24 threads total
(processor-specific)
• Turbo Boost Technology for a performance boost when not all cores are in use
(processor-specific)
• Large cache — 4MB-12MB of L3 processor cache (processor-specific)
• Fast memory — Registered PC3-10600 DDR III ECC DIMMs standard, operating at
1333MHz or 1066MHz (depending on processor model and memory configuration);
supports 2 DIMMs per channel at 1333MHz (processor-specific)
• Fast disk technology — Supports high-performance SAS drives that provide high
density/high reliability and allow you to scale up as your business grows.
• High IOPS SSDs — Solid-state drives offer significantly higher I/O operations per
second than HDDs
• Fast communications — Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet controllers standard
supporting load-balancing and failover; two additional NICs optional
• Fast I/O — Two PCIe x16 adapter slots (replaceable with two PCI-X/133 slots)
Flexibility
• Large memory capacity — Up to 192GB of registered DDR3 DIMMs, in 18 DIMM
slots
• Up to 8 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs or simple-swap SSDs
• Choice of disk storage — Up to 8TB of internal SAS/SATA storage, 400GB of
internal solid-state storage
• High-performance external expansion — Five 480Mbps USB 2.0 ports (two front,
two rear, one internal for an optional USB key with hypervisor)
• Slotless hardware-based 3Gbps RAID-0/1/1E, or 6Gbps RAID-0/1/10 or RAID0/1/10/5/50 standard
• Two available adapter slots —
11
PCIe slots (Gen2)
Two x16
An optional riser card containing one 133MHz PCI-X slot can replace the riser
card containing each of the PCIe slots
• Optional DVD-RW drive
• Choice of 3 power supplies standard (460W, 675W, 675W high-efficiency, plus an
optional 675W DC (replaces standard AC power supplies)
• Two video ports (one on the front and one on the back)
Manageability, Serviceability and Availability
• IBM Systems Director systems management software, including (among others:
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager
IBM Service and Support Manager
• Integrated Management Module (IMM):
IPMI 2.0 compliance, including highly secure remote power control
Text console redirection systems management standard
• Active Memory protection:
Advanced Chipkill ECC memory protection support
Memory mirroring
• Integrated slotless ServeRAID controller — enhances system availability and
serviceability without using a PCIe slot
• A combination of hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs, or simple-swap SSDs—for
quicker servicing than with fixed drives
• Solid-state drives as a high-reliability alternative to internal storage (with up to three
times the MTBF of spinning disk drives)
• Ultra-efficient cooling incorporating Calibrated Vectored Cooling features and
hot-swap/redundant fan modules
• Standard or optional hot-swap/redundant power supplies (model-specific)
• Light path diagnostics (front LED panel, pop-out/drop-down light path panel)
• Optional Virtual Media Key daughter card (no slot required)
11
The x8 slots can accept x1, x4, or x8 adapters running at x1, x4, or x8 throughput, respectively.
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Supports LDAP and SSL industry standards
• Toolless chassis and toolless slide design; integrated Cable Management Arm
Server Comparison Chart
The following table shows the suggested uses for the respective IBM System x rack-optimized servers, including comparisons of the
uses for which each server is best suited:
Requirements
Branch Office
Virtualization
Business Continuity
Database
Infrastructure
Applications Email/Collaboration
Security
Web Serving
File & Print
2
1
3
3
3
3
1
3
1
3
2
3
3
2
2
1
1
1
3
2
2
3
3
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
1
3
3
1
1
1
2
1
3
3
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
3
3
2
2
1
2
2
2
1
1
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
2
2
3
2
3
2
1
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
3
1
3
2
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
3
3
3
2
1
3
1
1
1
1
2
3
3
3
2
2
1
1
2
1
1
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
2
3
2
3
3
3
1
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
2
3
2
3
2
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
3
3
2
2
2
3
1
2
1
3
3
2
3
2
3
1
2
2
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x3950
X5
x3850
X5
x3755
M3
Point of Sale
2
1
x3690
X5
CRM
Business
Hosted Client
Applications
1
1
x3650
M3
Collaboration
ERP/SCM
1
2
x3630
M3
Commerce
3
x3620
M3
x3550
M3
x3250
M3
Communities
Security
Content
Distributed
Deployment
Web 2.0 /
Web 3D
Systems
Management
Search
High Availability
Business Intelligence
Density
High Performance DB
I/O and Storage
Modeling & Simulation
Integer
Performance
HPC
Memory
Throughput
Scalability
Key Workloads
Cluster / HPC
Floating Point
Performance
Theme
Rack-Optimized Servers
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1
Nice to Have
2
Can do without
3
Best
Better
Good
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Dell PowerEdge R610
The Dell™ PowerEdge™ R610 offers simplified management, purposeful design, and energy efficiency
combined in a rack server that can help you better manage your enterprise.
Strong IT Foundation
Simplified Systems Management
The Dell PowerEdge R610 is a key building block for today’s data
center. Designed for versatility and high performance, it provides
many of the virtualization, system management, and energyefficiency features you need now and the scalability necessary
to change as your business grows. This general purpose Intel®
processor-based 2-socket 1U server is ideal for corporate data
centers and remote sites that require a dense, highly available
single- or dual-processor server at an excellent value.
With the optional advanced embedded systems management
capabilities of Lifecycle Controller, Dell provides comprehensive
enterprise class manageability already on the motherboard.
Lifecycle Controller is delivered as part of the optional iDRAC
Express or iDRAC Enterprise in the PowerEdge R610. The Lifecycle
Controller helps to simplify administrator tasks by performing
a comprehensive set of provisioning functions such as system
deployment, system updates, hardware configuration and
diagnostics from a single intuitive interface called Unified Server
Configurator (USC) in a pre-OS environment. This helps eliminate
the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate CD/DVD
media.
Purposeful Design
The PowerEdge R610 follows the 11th generation PowerEdge
portfolio specifications and features the same system design
commonality and reliability true to the entire portfolio. All 11th
generation servers are designed to make the experience easier.
We put all external ports, power supplies, LCD screens, and LED
lights in the same location for familiar experience as well as easy
installation and deployment.
Robust, metal hard drive carriers and organized cabling are
designed to help improve component access and airflow across
the server. The PowerEdge R610 provides an interactive LCD
screen or LED display positioned on the front of the server for ease
of monitoring and troubleshooting condition of the server.
Enhanced Virtualization
Featuring Intel® Xeon® processor-based architecture, embedded
hypervisors, and expanded memory footprint and I/O, the Dell
PowerEdge R610 delivers exceptional overall system performance
and significant virtual machine-per-server capacity versus the
previous generation. With optional factory-integrated virtualization
capabilities, you get tailored solutions—built with the latest
technologies from Dell and our trusted partners—which allow
you to streamline deployment and simplify virtual infrastructures.
Choose your hypervisor from market leaders such as VMware®,
Citrix®, and Microsoft®, and enable virtualization with a few mouse
clicks.
Energy-Optimized Technologies
Dell’s advanced thermal control helps optimize performance
while minimizing system power consumption, ultimately driving
energy efficiency across our latest core data center servers.
These enhancements, over previous generations, include efficient
power supply units right-sized for system requirements, improved
system-level design efficiency, policy-driven power and thermal
management, and highly efficient standards-based Energy Smart
components. Dell’s advanced thermal control is designed to
deliver optimal performance at minimum system and fan power
consumption resulting in our quietest mainstream 1U servers to
date.
March 2011
Also part of the Dell OpenManage™ portfolio is the Dell
Management Console which is included with every Dell server
and provides IT administrators with a consolidated console view of
their IT infrastructure.
Dell Services
Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs, and
eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work
harder for you. The Dell Services team takes a holistic view of your
needs and designs solutions for your environment and business
objectives while leveraging proven delivery methods, local talent,
and in-depth domain knowledge for the lowest TCO.
Inspired by customer
feedback, the Dell
PowerEdge R610 server
is engineered to simplify
data center operations,
improve energy
efficiency, and lower
total cost of ownership.
Feature
Technical Specification
Form Factor
1U rack
Processors
Quad-core or six-core Intel® Xeon® processors 5500 and 5600 series
Processor Sockets
2
Front Side Bus or
HyperTransport
Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (QPI)
Cache
4MB and 8MB
Chipset
Intel® 5520
Memory
Up to 192GB (12 DIMM slots): 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3 up to 1333MHz
I/O Slots
2 PCIe G2 slots + 1 storage slot:
Two x8 slots
One storage x4 slot
1
RAID Controller
Internal:
PERC H200 (6Gb/s)
PERC H700 (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache;
512MB, 1GB Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
SAS 6/iR
PERC 6/i with 256MB battery-backed cache
External:
PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB of battery-backed cache;
512MB, 1GB Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
PERC 6/E with 256MB or 512MB of battery-backed cache
External HBAs (non-RAID):
6Gbps SAS HBA
SAS 5/E HBA
LSI2032 PCIe SCSI HBA
Drive Bays
Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane.
Up to six 2.5” SAS, or SSD Drives
Maximum Internal Storage
Up to 12TB
Hard Drives1
Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
2.5” SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (10K, 15K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
Communications
Two dual port embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme® II 5709c Gigabit Ethernet NIC with failover and load balancing. Optional
1GBe and 10GBe add-in NICs
Broadcom® NetXtreme® II 57711 Dual Port Direct Attach 10Gb Ethernet PCI-Express Network Interface Card with TOE and
iSCSI Offload
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter and Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
Dual Port 10GB Enhanced Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2 (FCoE Ready for Future Enablement)
Brocade® CNA Dual-port adapter
Emulex® CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter OCE10102-IX-D
Emulex® OCE10102-IX-DCNA iSCSI HBA stand-up adapter
Optional Add-In HBA’s:
Brocade® 8 GB HBAs
Power Supply
Two hot-plug high-efficient 502W Energy Smart PSU or two hot-plug 717W High Output PSUs
Uninterruptible Power Supplies:
1000W-5600W
2700W-5600W High Efficiency Online
Extended Battery Module (EBM)
Network Management Card
Availability
DDR3 memory; ECC; hot-plug hard drives; optional hot-plug redundant power supplies; dual embedded NICs with
failover and load balancing support; optional PERC6/i integrated daughtercard controller with battery-backed cache; hotplug redundant cooling; tool-less chassis; fibre and SAS cluster support; validated for Dell/EMC SAN
Video
Integrated Matrox® G200, 8MB shared video memory
Remote Management
iDRAC6 Enterprise (optional)
Systems Management
Dell™ OpenManage™
Embedded Hypervisor
Optional Embedded SD Media
Rack Support
ReadyRails™ sliding rails with optional cable management arm for 4-post racks (optional adapter brackets required for
threaded hole racks); ReadyRails™ static rails for 2-post and 4-post racks
Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2011
Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2008
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V™)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)
Microsoft® Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2
Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
Oracle® Solaris™
Virtualization Options:
Citrix® XenServer™
VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)
For more information on the specific versions and additions, visit www.dell.com/OSsupport.
Featured Database
Applications
1
Microsoft® SQL Server® solutions (see Dell.com/SQL)
Oracle® database solutions (see Dell.com/Oracle)
GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less.
OEM Ready Models Available
OEM Ready platforms are grab-and-go products for OEM customers delivering a fast and simple
path to a custom-branded solution. For more information, please visit dell.com/OEM.
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n.o 170, de 10 de abril de 2012) para fontes de computadores solicitados
nos itens da referida licitação (“Fonte de Alimentação HP 750W Part Number
– AC 750W PSU OPTION kit 512327-B21 para Servidor HP Proliant DL160
G6”, “Fonte de Alimentação IBM Hot-Swap 675W High-Efficiency AC P/N
39Y7235 para Servidores IBM X3550”, “Fonte de Alimentação hot-plug HighOutput 717W Redundant P/N FJVYV para Servidor Dell PowerEdge R610” e
“Fonte de Alimentação HP 400W P/N 536403-001 para Servidores DL120
G6”), em pesquisa no mercado não foi possível verificar que os mesmos
passaram por um certificação do INMETRO.
Os possíveis motivos podem ser:
•
Os equipamentos solicitados foram fabricados anterior à publicação
da referida portaria;
•
O objetivo da portaria é a certificação voluntária;
Por isso não se justifica exigir nas especificações a certificação do INMETRO
Atenciosamente,
Leandro Carvalho Leal
Analista Tecnologia da Informação
DTI/ UFVJM
Elton Pereira Rosa
Diretor de Tecnologia da Informação
DTI/ UFVJM
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