Lenovo System x3550 M5 (E5-2600 v3)

Lenovo System x3550 M5 (E5-2600 v3)
Product Guide
Designed in a compact, versatile 1U two-socket rack server, the Lenovo System x3550 M5 rack server
fuels almost any workload from infrastructure to high-performance computing (HPC) to cloud or big data
with leadership security, efficiency, and reliability. Integrated with up to two Intel Xeon processors of the
E5-2600 v3 product family with faster, energy-efficient TruDDR4 Memory, the x3550 M5 delivers
exceptional performance. Storage can include up to 12 drives in an impressive selection of sizes and types.
Suggested use: Database, virtualization and cloud computing, infrastructure security, systems
management, enterprise applications, collaboration/email, streaming media, web, and HPC.
The following figure shows the System x3550 M5.
Figure 1. Lenovo System x3550 M5
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The x3550 M5 incorporates energy smart features for minimized costs and efficient performance. Dual fan
zones support operation in up to 40°C environments. 80 PLUS Titanium power supply units (PSUs) can
deliver 96% efficiency at 50% load.
The x3550 M5 has outstanding memory performance that is achieved by supporting two-RDIMM-perchannel configurations at speeds up to 12% faster than the Intel specification, while still maintaining worldclass reliability.
System x® servers achieved the highest reliability of any x86 servers (ITIC 2015-2016 Global Server
Hardware, Server OS Reliability Survey:
http://www.lenovo.com/images/products/system-x/pdfs/white-papers/itic_2015_reliability_wp.pdf
The x3550 M5 integrates leadership security and reliability. System x Trusted Platform Assurance, an
exclusive set of System x features and practices, establishes a foolproof security foundation for your
workloads. Enterprise-class data protection is provided with optional self-encrypting drives and simple,
centralized key management through IBM Security Key Lifecycle Management. Diagnostic tools facilitate
reduced downtime and costs.
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Key features
The System x3550 M5 is a cost- and density-balanced 1U, 2-socket business-critical server, offering
improved performance and pay-as-you grow flexibility along with new features that improve server
management capability. New, innovative, energy-smart design with powerful high-performance processors,
a large capacity of high-performing DDR4 memory, and an improved feature set are ideal for businesscritical applications and cloud deployments.
Combining balanced performance and flexibility, the x3550 M5 is a great choice for small and medium
businesses and up to the large enterprise. It can provide outstanding uptime to keep business-critical
applications and cloud deployments running safely. Ease-of-use and comprehensive systems management
tools make it easy to deploy. Outstanding reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) and high-efficiency
design improve your business environment and help save operational costs.
Scalability and performance
The x3550 M5 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:
Improves productivity by offering superior system performance with up to 18-core processors, up to
45 MB of L3 cache, and up to 9.6 GT/s QPI interconnect links.
Supports up to two processors, 36 cores, and 72 threads to maximize the concurrent execution of
multithreaded applications.
Intelligent and adaptive system performance with energy efficient Intel Turbo Boost Technology
allows CPU cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond
processor thermal design power (TDP).
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multithreaded applications by enabling
simultaneous multithreading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating
system vendors to better utilize the hardware for virtualization workloads.
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0 (AVX 2.0) enable acceleration of enterprise-class workloads,
such as databases, enterprise resource planning, and others.
Up to 2133 MHz memory speeds with two DIMMs per channel running at 2133 MHz to help
maximize system performance.
Up to 1.5 TB of memory capacity with 64 GB Load Reduced DIMMS (LRDIMMs)
12 Gbps serial-attached SCSI (SAS) internal storage connectivity doubles the data transfer rate
compared to 6 Gb SAS solutions to maximize performance of storage I/O-intensive applications.
Flexible and scalable internal storage configurations for up to 46 TB of storage capacity with 3.84 TB
2.5-inch solid-state drives (SSDs) or up to 32 TB with 8 TB 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) in a
dense 1U rack form factor.
The use of SSDs instead of or along with traditional spinning HDDs can significantly improve I/O
performance. An SSD can support a significantly higher number of I/O operations per second (IOPS)
than a typical HDD.
The server has four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports and optional 10 Gb Ethernet ports with
mezzanine LOM (ML2) adapters.
The server offers up to four PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 I/O expansion slots in a dense 1U rack form
factor.
With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon
processor E5 family. This helps to dramatically reduce I/O latency and increase overall system
performance.
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Availability and serviceability
The x3550 M5 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:
Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as
processors, memory DIMMs, and adapter cards.
The server offers hot-swap drives supporting RAID redundancy for data protection and greater
system uptime.
The server offers redundant hot-swap power supplies and hot-swap redundant fans to provide
availability for business-critical applications.
The new next-gen light path diagnostics LCD display panel simplifies servicing, speeds up problem
resolution, and helps improve system availability.
Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, VRMs, memory,
disks, fans, and power supplies) operate outside standard thresholds and generates proactive alerts
in advance of possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
SSDs offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
Built-in Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers
alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failure, to minimize downtime.
Built-in diagnostics using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot speed up troubleshooting to
reduce service time.
Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9x5. Optional
service upgrades available.
Manageability and security
Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3550 M5 and
deliver enterprise-class data protection:
The server includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) to monitor server availability and
perform remote management.
An integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved
setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
XClarity Administrator offers comprehensive hardware management tools that help to increase
uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
Two integrated Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) support the enablement of advanced
cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
System x Trusted Platform Assurance, an exclusive set of System x security features and practices,
establishes a foolproof security foundation for workloads by delivering firmware that is securely built,
tested, digitally signed, and verified prior to execution.
The server offers enterprise-class data protection with optional self-encrypting drives and simple,
centralized key management through IBM Security Key Lifecycle Management.
There is industry-standard AES NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow
attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance
to malicious software attacks, allowing an application to run in its own isolated space protected from
all other software running on a system.
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Energy efficiency
The x3550 M5 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs,
increase energy availability, and contribute to a green environment:
Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
High-efficiency power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum and Titanium certifications.
Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, to
reduce power draw.
Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy the demands of power and thermally
constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
Low-voltage 1.2 V DDR4 memory DIMMs offer energy efficiency compared to 1.35 V and 1.5 V
DDR3 DIMMs.
The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, a part of Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ technology.
Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow
through the system.
Intel Node Manager provide advanced data center power notification and management to help
achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.
Components and connectors
The following figure shows the front of the server.
Figure 2. Front view of the System x3550 M5
The following figure shows the rear of the x3550 M5 server with three PCIe low profile slots.
Figure 3. Rear view of the System x3550 M5
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The following figure shows the locations of key components inside the server.
Figure 4. Inside view of the System x3550 M5
System specifications
The following table lists the system specifications.
Table 1. System specifications
Components
Specification
Machine type
5463
Form factor
1U rack-mount
Processor
Up to two Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family CPUs with 18 or 16 cores (2.3
GHz core speeds); or 14, 12, or 10 cores (up to 2.6 GHz core speeds); or 8 cores (up to 3.2
GHz core speeds); or 6 cores (up to 3.4 GHz core speeds); or 4 cores (up to 3.5 GHz core
speeds). Two QPI links up to 9.6 GT/s each. Up to 2133 MHz memory speed. Up to 45 MB
L3 cache.
Chipset
Intel C612.
Memory
Up to 24 DIMM sockets (12 DIMMs per processor). RDIMMs and LRDIMMs (Load Reduced
DIMMs) are supported. Memory types cannot be intermixed. Memory speed up to 2133 MHz.
Memory
maximums
With RDIMMs: Up to 768 GB with 24x 32 GB RDIMMs and two processors
With LRDIMMs: Up to 1.5 TB with 24x 64 GB LRDIMMs and two processors
Memory protection Error correction code (ECC), Chipkill (for x4-based memory DIMMs).
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Components
Specification
Disk drive bays
Up to 12x 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs, or up to 8x 2.5" Simple Swap SATA HDDs, or up
to 4x 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs, or up to 4x 3.5" Simple Swap SATA HDDs.
Maximum internal
storage
Up to 46 TB with 3.84 TB 2.5" SAS SSDs, or up to 32 TB with 8 TB 3.5" NL SAS or NL SATA
HDDs, or up to 24 TB with 2 TB 2.5" NL SATA HDDs, or up to 21.6 TB with 1.8 TB 2.5" SAS
HDDs. Intermix of SAS and SATA is supported.
Storage controller
Onboard 6 Gb SATA: no RAID support
12 Gb SAS/SATA RAID: RAID 0, 1, 10 with M1215 or M5210. Optional upgrade to
RAID 5, 50 is available for M1215. Optional upgrade to RAID 5, 50 is available for
M5210 (zero-cache; 1 GB non-backed cache; 1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB flash-backed
cache). Optional upgrade to RAID 6, 60 is available for M5210 with memory cache
upgrades. Optional SSD Caching and Performance Accelerator upgrades
are available.
12 Gb SAS/SATA non-RAID: N2215 HBA
Optical drive bays
One, optional, for models with 4 or 8 drive bays (models with 10 drive bays do not support
an internal optical drive). Support for DVD-ROM or Multiburner.
Tape drive bays
None.
Network interfaces
Four integrated RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T ports (BCM5719); optional Mezzanine
LOM (ML2) slot for dual-port 10 GbE cards with SFP+ or RJ-45 connectors or quad-port GbE
cards with RJ-45 connectors.
PCI Expansion
slots
Up to four slots, depending on the riser cards installed. The slots are as follows:
Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 or ML2; low profile, half-length (not present if the HDD Rear Kit is
installed)
Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile or full-height, half-length (PCIe 3.0 x16
slot requires the second processor to be installed) (not present if the HDD Rear Kit is
installed)
Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile, half-length
Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8 (dedicated for an internal RAID controller)
Ports
Front: 1x USB 2.0 (8x 2.5" drive bay models) or 2x USB 2.0 l (4x 3.5" and 10x 2.5"
drive bay models), 1x USB 3.0, and 1x DB-15 video.
Rear: 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x DB-15 video, 1x RJ-45 systems management, 4x
RJ-45 GbE network ports. Optional 1x DB-9 serial port.
Internal: 1x USB 3.0 port (for embedded hypervisor).
Internal: 1x SD Media Adapter slot (for embedded hypervisor)
Cooling
Calibrated Vectored Cooling with up to eight redundant hot-swap fans (six standard,
additional two with the second processor or with the x3550 M5 Thermal Solution Kit); dual fan
zones with N+1 fan redundancy; each fan has two motors.
Power supply
Up to two redundant hot-swap 550 W, 750 W, or 900 W (100-240V), or 1500 W (200-240V)
High Efficiency Platinum AC power supplies, or 750 W High Efficiency Titanium AC power
supplies, or 900 W High Efficiency -48 V DC power supplies.
Hot-swap parts
Hard drives, power supplies, and fans.
Systems
management
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), Integrated Management Module II (IMM2.1)
based on Renesas SH7758, Predictive Failure Analysis, light path diagnostics, Automatic
Server Restart, ToolsCenter, XClarity Administrator, and Intel Node Manager. Optional
Advanced Management Module Advanced Upgrade for remote presence (graphics, keyboard
and mouse, virtual media).
Security features
Power-on password, administrator's password, two Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs): on the
IMM2 (TPM 1.2) and on the host (TPM 1.2 [firmware] / 2.0 [hardware]). Optional lockable front
bezel.
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Components
Specification
Video
Matrox G200eR2 with 16 MB memory integrated into the IMM2. Maximum resolution is
1600x1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors.
Operating systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, and 2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7,
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 12, VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.1, 5.5, and 6.0.
Limited warranty
Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5/Next Business
Day (NBD).
Service and
support
Optional service upgrades are available through the Lenovo Services: 4-hour or 2-hour
response time, 8 hours fix time, one-year or two-year warranty extension, remote technical
support for System x hardware and selected System x and third-party (Microsoft, Linux,
VMware) software.
Dimensions
Height: 43 mm (1.7 in), width: 429 mm (16.9 in), depth: 734 mm (28.9 in)
Weight
Minimum configuration: 13.8 kg (30.5 lb), maximum: 19.3 kg (42.7 lb)
The x3550 M5 servers that are listed in Table 2 and Table 3 are shipped with the following items:
Statement of Limited Warranty
Important Notices
Rack Installation Instructions
Documentation CD containing Installation and User's Guide
System x3550 M5 Slide Kit G4
2.8 m C13-C14 power cord (one for models with one power supply and two for models with two
power supplies)
Note: Cable Management Arm (CMA) is not included. See the "Rack installation" section for ordering
information.
Standard models
The following table lists the standard models of the x3550 M5.
Table 2. Standard models
Model
number*
Intel Xeon processor†
(2 maximum)
Memory
(RDIMMs)
RAID
Drive
bays
Drives NIC
I/O
slots
(std /
max)
Optical
drive
Power
supply
(std /
max)
Models announced May 2015
5463P2x
1x E5-2660 v3 10C 2.6GHz 1x 16GB
25MB 2133MHz 105W
2133MHz
M5210
2GB Flash
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463Q2x
1x E5-2667 v3 8C 3.2GHz
20MB 2133MHz 135W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
2GB Flash
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463N2x
1x E5-2697 v3 14C 2.6GHz 1x 16GB
35MB 2133MHz 145W
2133MHz
M5210
2GB Flash
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
Models announced September 2014
5463A2x
1x E5-2603 v3 6C 1.6GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
SS / 8
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463B2x
1x E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 3.5"
SS / 4
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463C2x
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463C4x
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
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Model
number*
Intel Xeon processor†
(2 maximum)
Memory
(RDIMMs)
5463D2x
1x E5-2630 v3 8C 2.4GHz
20MB 1866MHz 85W
RAID
Drive
bays
Drives NIC
I/O
slots
(std /
max)
Optical
drive
1x 16GB
M5210
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463H2x
1x E5-2630L v3 8C 1.8GHz 1x 16GB
M5210
20MB 1866MHz 55W
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463F2x
1x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1866MHz 90W
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463G2x
1x E5-2650 v3 10C 2.3GHz 1x 16GB
25MB 2133MHz 105W
2133MHz
M5210
1GB Flash
10x 2.5" Open
HS / 12 bay
4x GbE
2/4
None
546362x
1x E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz 1x 16GB
30MB 2133MHz 120W
2133MHz
M5210
2GB Flash
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463J2x
1x E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz 1x 16GB
30MB 2133MHz 120W
2133MHz
M5210
2GB Flash
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463L2x
1x E5-2690 v3 12C 2.6GHz 1x 16GB
30MB 2133MHz 135W
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2**
5463M2x 1x E5-2699 v3 18C 2.3GHz 1x 16GB
45MB 2133MHz 145W
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 900 W
HS / 2
1x 16GB
M5210
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash
Power
supply
(std /
max)
1x 550 W
HS / 2
* x in the Model number represents a country-specific letter (for example, the EMEA model number is 5463A2G, and the US
Model number is 5463A2U). Ask a Lenovo representative for specifics.
** Titanium power supply; supports 200-240 V AC only.
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, and TDP.
§ For these models, the standard DIMM is rated at 2133 MHz, but operates at a lower speed to match the processor memory
speed. Actual memory speed maximums depend on several factors, as described in "Memory options".
Express and TopSeller models
The following table lists the Express and TopSeller models of the x3550 M5.
Table 3. Express and TopSeller models
Model
number
Intel Xeon processor†
(2 maximum)
Memory
RAID
(RDIMMs)
Drive
bays
(std /
max)
Drives
NIC
I/O
Optical
slots drive
(std /
max)
Power
supply
(std /
max)
TopSeller - United States, Canada
5463NAU
1x E5-2603 v3 6C 1.6GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463NBU
1x E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463NQU 1x E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463EZU
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
1x 300GB 4x GbE
10K
2/4
Multi
burner
5463NCU 1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463NRU
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463NDU
1x E5-2630 v3 8C 2.4GHz
20MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
M5210
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463NSU
1x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1866MHz 90W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
2x 16GB
M5210
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 2x 750 W
HS / 2
5463NMU 2x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1866MHz 90W
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1x 550 W
HS / 2
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Model
number
Intel Xeon processor†
(2 maximum)
Memory
RAID
(RDIMMs)
Drive
bays
(std /
max)
Drives
NIC
I/O
Optical
slots drive
(std /
max)
Power
supply
(std /
max)
5463NJU
1x E5-2643 v3 6C 3.4GHz
20MB 2133MHz 135W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 900 W
HS / 2
5463NEU
1x E5-2670 v3 12C
2.3GHz 30MB 2133MHz
120W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463NNU 2x E5-2670 v3 12C
2.3GHz 30MB 2133MHz
120W
4x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 2x 900 W
HS / 2
5463NFU
1x E5-2680 v3 12C
2.5GHz 30MB 2133MHz
120W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 900 W
HS / 2
5463NHU 1x E5-2690 v3 12C
2.6GHz 30MB 2133MHz
135W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 900 W
HS / 2
5463NPU
2x E5-2690 v3 12C
2.6GHz 30MB 2133MHz
135W
4x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 2x 900 W
HS / 2
5463NKU
1x E5-2697 v3 14C
2.6GHz 35MB 2133MHz
145W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 900 W
HS / 2
5463NDG 1x E5-2630 v3 8C 2.4GHz
20MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
M5210
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463NEG
1x E5-2670 v3 12C
2.3GHz 30MB 2133MHz
120W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463NKG
1x E5-2697 v3 14C
2.6GHz 35MB 2133MHz
145W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 900 W
HS / 2
5463K3G
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463K4G
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463K5G
1x E5-2630 v3 8C 2.4GHz
20MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463K6G
1x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1866MHz 90W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463K7G
1x E5-2650 v3 10C
2.3GHz 25MB 2133MHz
105W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Optional 1x 750 W
HS / 2
TopSeller - Europe, Middle East and Africa
TopSeller - Latin America (Brazil only)
5463ETU
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
2x 300GB 4x GbE
10K
2/4
Optional 2x 550 W
HS / 2
5463E8U
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
2x 300GB 4x GbE
10K
4/4
Optional 2x 750 W
HS / 2
5463EVU
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
2x 2TB
7.2K
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 2x 550 W
HS / 2
5463EUU
1x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1866MHz 90W
1x 16GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
2x 300GB 4x GbE
10K
2/4
Optional 2x 550 W
HS / 2
5463E9U
1x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1866MHz 90W
1x 16GB
M5210
4x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash HS / 8
2x 300GB 4x GbE
10K
4/4
Optional 2x 750 W
HS / 2
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Model
number
Intel Xeon processor†
(2 maximum)
5463EWU 1x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1866MHz 90W
Memory
RAID
(RDIMMs)
Drive
bays
(std /
max)
Drives
NIC
I/O
Optical
slots drive
(std /
max)
Power
supply
(std /
max)
1x 16GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
2x 2TB
7.2K
4x GbE
2/4
Optional 2x 550 W
HS / 2
Express - United States, Canada
5463EAU
1x E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Multi
burner
1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463EBU
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 16GB
M5210
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Multi
burner
1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463EEU
2x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
2x 16GB
M5210
4x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 2GB Flash HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Multi
burner
2x 550 W
HS / 2
5463ECU
1x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1866MHz 90W
1x 16GB
M5210
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Multi
burner
1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463EDU
1x E5-2650 v3 10C
2.3GHz 25MB 2133MHz
105W
1x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Multi
burner
1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463EFU
2x E5-2650 v3 10C
2.3GHz 25MB 2133MHz
105W
4x 16GB
2133MHz
M5210
8x 2.5"
4GB Flash HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Multi
burner
2x 550 W
HS / 2
Express - Latin America
5463EMU 1x E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 3.5"
SS / 4
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Multi
burner
1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463ENU
1x E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M5210
4x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash HS / 8
2x 300GB 4x GbE
10K
4/4
Multi
burner
2x 550 W
HS / 2
5463ERU
1x E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
SS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Multi
burner
1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463ESU
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M5210
4x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash SS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Multi
burner
2x 550 W
HS / 2
5463EOU
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M5210
4x 3.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash SS / 4
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Multi
burner
2x 550 W
HS / 2
5463EPU
1x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1866MHz 90W
2x 16GB
M5210
4x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Multi
burner
2x 550 W
HS / 2
5463EQU
2x E5-2680 v3 12C
2.5GHz 30MB 2133MHz
120W
2x 16GB
2133MHz
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Multi
burner
2x 750 W
HS / 2
M5210
8x 2.5"
2GB Flash HS / 8
Express - Asia Pacific (Australia and New Zealand only)
5463EGM 1x E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 3.5"
SS / 4
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Multi
burner
1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463EHM 1x E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M5210
4x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash HS / 8
2x 300GB 4x GbE
10K
4/4
Multi
burner
1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463EIM
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
2x 8GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 3.5"
SS / 4
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Multi
burner
1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463EJM
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
2x 8GB
M5210
4x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash HS / 8
2x 300GB 4x GbE
10K
4/4
Multi
burner
1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463EKM
1x E5-2630 v3 8C 2.4GHz
20MB 1866MHz 85W
2x 8GB
M5210
4x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Multi
burner
1x 750 W
HS / 2
5463ELM
2x E5-2650 v3 10C
2.3GHz 25MB 2133MHz
105W
2x 16GB
2133MHz
8x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Multi
burner
2x 750 W
HS / 2
1x 8GB
M5210
4x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
M5210
Express - Japan
5463E5J
1x E5-2603 v3 6C 1.6GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
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Model
number
Intel Xeon processor†
(2 maximum)
Memory
RAID
(RDIMMs)
Drive
bays
(std /
max)
Drives
NIC
I/O
Optical
slots drive
(std /
max)
Power
supply
(std /
max)
5463E6J
1x E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M5210
4x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463E7J
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M5210
4x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
4/4
Optional 1x 550 W
HS / 2
Express - Europe, Middle East and Africa
5463E1G
1x E5-2603 v3 6C 1.6GHz
15MB 1600MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M1215
2133MHz§
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Multi
burner
1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463E2G
1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M5210
8x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Multi
burner
1x 550 W
HS / 2
5463E3G
1x E5-2630 v3 8C 2.4GHz
20MB 1866MHz 85W
1x 8GB
M5210
4x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash HS / 8
2x 300GB 4x GbE
10K
2/4
Multi
burner
2x 550 W
HS / 2
5463E4G
1x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz
20MB 1866MHz 90W
1x 16GB
M5210
8x 2.5"
2133MHz§ 1GB Flash HS / 8
Open bay 4x GbE
2/4
Multi
burner
1x 550 W
HS / 2
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, TDP.
§ For these models, the standard DIMM is rated at 2133 MHz, but operates at a lower speed to match the processor memory
speed. Actual memory speed maximums depend on several factors, as described in "Memory options".
Processors
The x3550 M5 supports the processor options listed in the following table. The server supports up to two
processors. This table shows which server models have each processor standard. If there is no
corresponding where used model for a particular processor, this processor is only available through
Configure-to-order (CTO). The processor part numbers include a CPU, a heatsink, and two system fans.
Table 4. Processor options
Part
number
Feature
codes*
Description
Standard
models
where
used
00KA070 A5BF / A5BV
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2603 v3 6C 1.6GHz 15MB 1600MHz 85W
A2x
00MU566 ASL6 / ASLF
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2608L v3 6C 2.0GHz 15MB 1866MHz 52W
-
00KA071 A5BG / A5BW
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz 15MB 1600MHz 85W
B2x
00MU567 ASL7 / ASLG
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2618L v3 8C 2.3GHz 20MB 1866MHz 75W
-
00KA067 A5BC / A5BS
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W
C2x, C4x
00MU407 ASCT / ASD4
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2623 v3 4C 3.0GHz 10MB 1866MHz 105W
-
00MU568 ASL8 / ASLH
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2628L v3 10C 2.0GHz 25MB 1866MHz 75W
-
00KA068 A5BD / A5BT
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630 v3 8C 2.4GHz 20MB 1866MHz 85W
D2x
00KA077 A5BN / A5C2
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630L v3 8C 1.8GHz 20MB 1866MHz 55W
H2x
00MU408 ASCU / ASD5
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2637 v3 4C 3.5GHz 15MB 2133MHz 135W
-
00KA069 A5BE / A5BU
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 90W
F2x
00MU409 ASCV / ASD6
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2643 v3 6C 3.4GHz 20MB 2133MHz 135W
-
00MU569 ASL9 / ASLJ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2648L v3 12C 1.8GHz 30MB 2133MHz 75W
-
00KA072 A5BH / A5BX
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v3 10C 2.3GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W
G2x
00MU406 ASCS / ASD3
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650L v3 12C 1.8GHz 30MB 2133MHz 65W
-
00MU570 ASLA / ASLK
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2658 v3 12C 2.2GHz 30MB 2133MHz 105W
-
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Part
number
Feature
codes*
Description
Standard
models
where
used
00MU400 ASCL / ASCX
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 v3 10C 2.6GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W
P2x
00MU410 ASCW / ASD7
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2667 v3 8C 3.2GHz 20MB 2133MHz 135W
Q2x
00KA074 A5BK / A5BZ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W
62x
00KA075 A5BL / A5C0
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W
J2x
00MU401 ASCM / ASCY
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2683 v3 14C 2.0GHz 35MB 2133MHz 120W
-
00MU402 ASCN / ASCZ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2685 v3 12C 2.6GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W
-
00KA076 A5BM / A5C1
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 v3 12C 2.6GHz 30MB 2133MHz 135W
L2x
00MU403 ASCP / ASD0
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695 v3 14C 2.3GHz 35MB 2133MHz 120W
-
00MU404 ASCQ / ASD1
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v3 14C 2.6GHz 35MB 2133MHz 145W
N2x
00MU405 ASCR / ASD2
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2698 v3 16C 2.3GHz 40MB 2133MHz 135W
-
00KF584
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699 v3 18C 2.3GHz 45MB 2133MHz 145W
M2x
ARZ8 / ARZ9
* The first feature code is for the first processor; the second feature code is for the second processor.
Memory
System x3550 M5 supports TruDDR4 Memory. TruDDR Memory uses the highest-quality components
sourced from Tier 1 DRAM suppliers and only memory that meets our strict requirements is selected. It is
compatibility tested and tuned on every System x server to maximize performance and reliability. TruDDR4
Memory will have a unique signature programmed into the DIMM, which will enable System x servers to
verify whether the memory installed is qualified/supported. Because TruDDR4 Memory is authenticated,
certain extended memory performance features can be enabled to extend performance over industry
standards. From a service and support standpoint, System x memory automatically assumes the system's
warranty, and service and support provided worldwide.
The server supports up to 12 DIMMs when one processor is installed and up to 24 DIMMs when two
processors are installed. Each processor has four memory channels, and there are three DIMMs per
channel.
The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:
The server supports RDIMMs and LRDIMMs.
Mixing different types of memory (RDIMMs and LRDIMMs) is not supported.
The maximum quantity of DIMMs that can be installed in the server depends on the number of
processors.
All DIMMs in the server operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of the
following speeds:
Memory speed that is supported by the specific processor.
Lowest of maximum operating speeds for selected memory configuration that depends on
quantity of DIMMs per channel, as shown under "Maximum operating speed" in Table 5.
The following memory protection technologies are supported:
ECC
Chipkill (for x4-based memory DIMMs)
Chipkill works only in independent channel mode (the default operational mode) and supports only x4based memory DIMMs.
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The following table shows the characteristics of the supported DIMMs. Table cells highlighted with a gray
background indicate when the number of DIMMs per channel still allows the DIMMs to operate at a rated
speed.
Table 5. Maximum memory speeds and capacities
DIMM specification
RDIMM
Rank
Single rank
LRDIMM
Dual rank
Quad rank
Part numbers
46W0784 (4 GB)
46W0788 (8 GB)
46W0792 (8 GB)
46W0796 (16 GB)
95Y4808 (32 GB)
46W0800 (32 GB)
95Y4812 (64 GB)
Rated speed
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
Rated voltage
1.2 V
1.2 V
1.2 V
1.2 V
Maximum quantity supported**
24
24
24
24
8 GB
8 GB
32 GB
64 GB
Maximum memory capacity
192 GB
192 GB
768 GB
1.5 TB
Maximum memory at rated
speed
128 GB
128 GB
512 GB
1 TB
1 DIMM per channel
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
2133 MHz
3 DIMMs per channel
1600 MHz
1600 MHz
1866 MHz
1866 MHz
Maximum DIMM capacity
Maximum operating speed
** The maximum quantity that is supported is shown for two processors installed.
The following table lists memory options available for the x3550 M5 server.
Table 6. Memory options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
Standard models where
used
RDIMMs - 2133 MHz
46W0784
A5B6
4GB TruDDR4 Memory (1Rx8, 1.2V) PC417000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
24 (12 per
CPU)
-
46W0788
A5B5
8GB TruDDR4 Memory (1Rx4, 1.2V) PC417000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
24 (12 per
CPU)
-
46W0792
A5B8
8GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx8, 1.2V) PC417000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
24 (12 per
CPU)
A2x, B2x
46W0796
A5B7
16GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC417000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
24 (12 per
CPU)
62x, C2x, C4x, D2x, F2x,
G2x, H2x, J2x, L2x, M2x,
N2x, P2x, Q2x
95Y4808
A5UJ
32GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC417000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
24 (12 per
CPU)
-
LRDIMMs - 2133 MHz
46W0800
A5B9
32GB TruDDR4 Memory (4Rx4, 1.2V)
PC417000 CL15 2133MHz LP LRDIMM
24 (12 per
CPU)
-
95Y4812
A5UK
64GB TruDDR4 Memory (4Rx4,1.2V) PC417000 CL15 2133MHz LP LRDIMM
24 (12 per
CPU)
-
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Internal storage
The System x3550 M5 server supports the following internal drive bay configurations:
1. 4x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bay server models that can be upgraded to 8x 2.5-inch
SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
2. 10x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bay server models that can be upgraded to 12x 2.5-inch
SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays (10x front drive bays and 2x rear drive bays)
3. 4x 2.5-inch SATA Simple Swap drive bay server models that can be upgraded to 8x 2.5-inch SATA
Simple Swap drive bays
4. 4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bay server models
5. 4x 3.5-inch SATA Simple Swap drive bay server models
The following figure shows some of these configurations.
Figure 5. Internal drive configurations
Note: Four- and eight-drive bay models of the x3550 M5 support an optional internal optical drive.
The following table shows the internal storage options available for the x3550 M5 server.
Table 7. Internal storage options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum Standard models
supported where used
Base drive kits
None*
A59W
System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" HS HDD Kit
1
62x, C2x, D2x, F2x,
H2x, J2x, L2x, M2x,
N2x, P2x, Q2x
None*
A5A4
System x3550 M5 4x 3.5" HS HDD Kit
1
C4x
None*
A5A0
System x3550 M5 10x 2.5" HS HDD Kit
1
G2x
None*
A59Y
System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" SS HDD Kit, Non-Raid
1
-
None*
A5A5
System x3550 M5 4x 3.5" SS HDD Kit, Non-Raid
1
-
None*
A5A6
System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" SS HDD Kit, HW RAID
1
A2x
None*
A5A8
System x3550 M5 4x 3.5" SS HDD Kit, HW RAID
1
B2x
Upgrade drive kits (require the base drive kit)
00KA058
A5A2
System x3550 M5 2x 2.5" HS HDD Rear Kit
1
-
00KA055
A59X
System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" HS HDD Kit PLUS
1
-
00KA056
A59Z
System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" SS HDD Kit PLUS, Non-Raid
1
-
00KA060
A5A7
System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" SS HDD Kit PLUS, HW RAID
1
-
* Available in standard or CTO models, or both.
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Base drive kits are always factory installed in either standard or custom (CTO) models. Upgrade drive kits
can be factory installed or can be installed as a field upgrade for supported standard or custom models.
HDD Rear Kit configuration notes:
The HDD Rear Kit (00KA058) is installed in place of the PCIe slots 1 and 2 (see the "I/O expansion
options" section), and it includes a special riser that provides PCIe 3.0 x16 slot 3. No other riser
cards can be used when the HDD Rear Kit is installed.
145 W and 135 W processors cannot be used when the HDD Rear Kit is installed.
The HDD Rear Kit is connected to the SAS expander on the 10-drive backplane.
The following table lists possible internal storage configurations.
Table 8. Internal storage configurations (FC=Feature Code, PN=Part Number, qty=quantity)
Drive bay
type
Drive Storage controller
bay
qty
Drive kits required
2.5-inch
4
SAS/SATA
hot-swap
1x M1215; or
1x M5210; or
1x N2215
Factory installed:
1x System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" HS HDD Kit (FC A59W)
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1x M1215; or
1x M5210; or
1x N2215
Factory installed:
1x System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" HS HDD Kit (FC A59W); and
1x System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" HS HDD Kit PLUS (FC A59X)
Field upgrade for the 4-drive bay model:
1x System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" HS HDD Kit PLUS (PN 00KA055)
10
1x M1215; or
1x M5210; or
1x N2215
Factory installed:
1x System x3550 M5 10x 2.5" HS HDD Kit (FC A5A0)
12
1x M1215; or
1x M5210; or
1x N2215
Factory installed:
1x System x3550 M5 10x 2.5" HS HDD Kit (FC A5A0); and
1x System x3550 M5 2x 2.5" HS HDD Rear Kit (FC A5A2)
Field upgrade for the 10-drive bay model:
1x System x3550 M5 2x 2.5" HS HDD Rear Kit (PN 00KA058)
2.5-inch
SATA
Simple
Swap
4
Integrated
Factory installed:
8-port
1x System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" SS HDD Kit, Non-Raid (FC A59Y)
6 Gbps SATA
(no RAID
support)
1x M1215; or
1x M5210; or
1x N2215
8
Factory installed:
1x System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" SS HDD Kit, HW RAID (FC A5A6)
Integrated
Factory installed:
8-port
1x x3550 M5 4x 2.5" SS HDD Kit, Non-Raid (FC A59Y); and
6 Gbps SATA
1x x3550 M5 4x 2.5" SS HDD Kit PLUS, Non-Raid (FC A59Z)
(no RAID
Field upgrade for the 4-drive bay model:
support)
1x x3550 M5 4x 2.5" SS HDD Kit PLUS, Non-Raid (PN 00KA056)
1x M1215; or
1x M5210; or
1x N2215
Factory installed:
1x x3550 M5 4x 2.5" SS HDD Kit, HW RAID (FC A5A6); and
1x x3550 M5 4x 2.5" SS HDD Kit PLUS, HW RAID (FC A5A7)
Field upgrade for the 4-drive bay model:
1x x3550 M5 4x 2.5" SS HDD Kit PLUS, HW RAID (PN 00KA060)
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Drive bay
type
Drive Storage controller
bay
qty
Drive kits required
3.5-inch
4
SAS/SATA
hot-swap
1x M1215; or
1x M5210; or
1x N2215
3.5-inch
SATA
Simple
Swap
Integrated
Factory installed:
8-port
1x System x3550 M5 4x 3.5" SS HDD Kit, Non-Raid (FC A5A5)
6 Gbps SATA
(no RAID
support)
4
1x M1215; or
1x M5210; or
1x N2215
Factory installed:
1x System x3550 M5 4x 3.5" HS HDD Kit (FC A5A4)
Factory installed:
1x System x3550 M5 4x 3.5" SS HDD Kit, HW RAID (FC A5A8)
Controllers for internal storage
The following table lists the RAID controllers and the additional options used for the internal storage of the
x3550 M5 server. The internal storage controllers are installed into a dedicated PCIe slot 4.
Table 9. RAID controllers and HBAs for internal storage
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum Standard models
supported where used
12 Gb SAS/SATA controllers
46C9110
A3YZ
ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller
1
62x, D2x, F2x,
G2x, H2x, J2x,
L2x, M2x, N2x,
P2x, Q2x
46C9114
A45W
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller
1
A2x, B2x, C2x,
C4x
47C8675
A3YY
N2215 SAS/SATA HBA
1
-
Hardware upgrades for the M5210 (per one controller)
47C8656
A3Z0
ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
-
47C8660
A3Z1
ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
D2x, F2x, G2x,
H2x
47C8664
A3Z2
ServeRAID M5200 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
62x, J2x, N2x,
P2x, Q2x
47C8668
A3Z3
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
-
Features on Demand upgrades for the M5210 (per one server)**
47C8708
A3Z6
ServeRAID M5200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
-
47C8706
A3Z5
ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
1*
-
47C8710
A3Z7
ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator
1*
-
47C8712
A3Z8
ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler
1*
-
1
-
Features on Demand upgrades for the M1215 (per one server)**
00AE930
A5H5
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
* Requires cache memory upgrade (47C8656, 47C8660, 47C8664, or 47C8668).
** ServeRAID Feature on Demand upgrades are system-wide. One FoD upgrade part number will enable the feature on all
ServeRAID M5200 Series adapters (M5210, M5210e, M5225) installed in the server.
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The following table summarizes features of supported drive controllers.
Table 10. Drive controller features and specifications summary
Feature
Integrated M1215
6 Gb SATA
non-RAID)
M5210
N2215
Part number
None
46C9114
46C9110
47C8675
Form factor
Onboard
PCIe low profile
PCIe low profile
PCIe low profile
Controller chip
Not
applicable
LSI SAS3008
LSI SAS3108
LSI SAS3008
Host interface
Not
applicable
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x8
Port interface
6 Gbps
SATA
12 Gbps SAS
12 Gbps SAS
12 Gbps SAS
Number of ports
8
8
8
8
Port connectors
2x SATA x4 2x Mini-SAS HD x4
(SFF-8643)
2x Mini-SAS HD x4
(SFF-8643)
2x Mini-SAS
HD x4
(SFF-8643)
Drive interface
SATA
SAS, SATA
SAS, SATA
SAS, SATA
Drive type
HDD
HDD, SSD, SED
HDD, SSD, SED
HDD, SSD
Drive form factor
SFF, LFF
SFF, LFF
SFF, LFF
SFF, LFF
Hot-swap drives
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max devices
8
32 (RAID); 64 (JBOD)
240
1024
RAID levels
None
0/1/10;
Optional 5/50 (00AE930)
0/1/10; Optional 5/50
(RAID 5 FoD, 47C8708,
or cache upgrades);
Optional 6/60 (47C8706)
None
JBOD mode
Yes
Yes
Yes (without cache)
Yes
Cache
None
None
1 GB no backup (47C8656)
1 GB flash backup (47C8660)
2 GB flash backup (47C8664)
4 GB flash backup (47C8668)
None
SafeStore
No
Yes (with RAID 5 FoD
upgrade)
Yes (with RAID 5 FoD or any cache
upgrade)
No
Performance
Accelerator
(FastPath)
No
No
Optional (47C8710)
No
SSD Caching
(CacheCade Pro
2.0)
No
No
Optional (47C8712)
No
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the RAID adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/raid
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The following table lists drive types and internal bays supported by the drive controllers.
Table 11. Controllers, drive types, and internal drive bays
Drive
controller
Drive type
Integrated
SATA
M1215
M5210
N2215
Drive bays
Up to 12x 2.5-inch
hot-swap
Up to 8x 2.5-inch
Simple Swap
4x 3.5-inch
hot-swap
4x 3.5-inch
Simple Swap
SAS/NL SAS HDD
No
No
No
No
NL SATA HDD
No
Yes
No
Yes
SAS SED
No
No
No
No
SAS SSD
No
No
No
No
SATA SSD
No
No
No
No
SAS/NL SAS HDD
Yes
No
Yes
No
NL SATA HDD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SAS SED
Optional*
No
No
No
SAS SSD
Yes
No
No
No
SATA SSD
Yes
No
Yes
No
SAS/NL SAS HDD
Yes
No
Yes
No
NL SATA HDD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SAS SED
No
No
No
No
SAS SSD
Yes
No
No
No
SATA SSD
Yes
No
Yes
No
* SEDs are supported with RAID 5 FoD upgrades or cache upgrades.
Drives for internal storage
The following tables list drive options for internal storage of the x3550 M5 server.
Table 12. Internal drive options: 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gbps SAS
00WG685
AT89
300GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD
12
00WG660
AT84
300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD
12
00NA221
ASBB
300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD
12
00WG690
AT8A
600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD
12
00NA241
ASBF
600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD
12
00WG665
AT85
600GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD
12
00NA231
ASBD
600GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD
12
00WG695
AT8B
900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD
12
00NA251
ASBH
900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD
12
00WG700
AT8C
1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD
12
00NA261
ASBK
1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD
12
00NA271
ASBM
1.8TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD
12
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Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gbps NL SAS
00NA491
AT7Z
1TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 2.5'' G3HS HDD
12
00NA496
AT80
2TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 2.5'' G3HS HDD
12
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SAS
00AJ121
A4TT
500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD
12
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SATA
00AJ136
A4TW
500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD
12
00AJ141
A4TX
1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD
12
00NA526
AT81
2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5'' G3HS 512e HDD
12
2.5-inch hot-swap SEDs - 12 Gbps SAS
00WG705
AT8D
300GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED
12
00WG710
AT8E
600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED
12
00NA291
ASBR
600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e SED
12
00WG715
AT8F
900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED
12
00WG720
AT8G
1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED
12
00NA301
ASBT
1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e SED
12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise 12 Gbps SAS
00FN379
AS7C
200GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
12
00FN389
AS7E
400GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
12
00FN399
AS7G
800GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
12
00FN409
AS7J
1.6TB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Mainstream 12 Gbps SAS
00YC460
AT9M
400GB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
00YC465
AT9N
800GB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
00YC470
AT9P
1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise 6 Gbps SAS
00AJ207
A4UA
200GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
12
00AJ212
A4UB
400GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
12
00AJ217
A4UC
800GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD
12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Performance 6 Gbps SATA
00YC320
AT9C
Intel S3710 200GB Enterprise Performance SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
00YC325
AT9D
Intel S3710 400GB Enterprise Performance SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
00YC330
AT9E
Intel S3710 800GB Enterprise Performance SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
00YC385
AT8R
120GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
00YC390
AT8S
240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
00YC395
AT8T
480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
00YC400
AT8U
960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
00WG620
AT93
Intel S3510 120GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
00WG625
AT94
Intel S3510 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
00WG630
AT95
Intel S3510 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
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Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
00WG635
AT96
Intel S3510 800GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Value 6 Gbps SATA
00AJ395
A577
120GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
12
00AJ400
A578
240GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
12
00AJ405
A579
480GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
12
00AJ410
A57A
800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Capacity 6 Gbps SAS
00NA671
ASW6
3.84TB 6Gb SAS Enterprise Capacity G3HS MLC SSD
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Table 13. Internal drive options: 2.5-inch simple-swap drives
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
2.5-inch simple-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SATA
00NA597
ASLC
500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3SS HDD
8
00NA622
ASLD
1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3SS HDD
8
00NA536
AT82
2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5'' G3SS 512e HDD
8
Table 14. Internal drive options: 3.5-inch hot-swap drives
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12Gbps SAS
00WG675
AT87
300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
00WG680
AT88
600GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gbps NL SAS
00FN188
A5VP
2TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD
4
00FN208
A5VQ
4TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD
4
00FN228
A5VR
6TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD
4
00WH121
ATRS
8TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD
4
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SAS
90Y8567
A26M
1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
90Y8572
A2U0
2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SATA
81Y9786
A22Y
500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
81Y9790
A22P
1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
81Y9794
A22T
2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
00FN113
A5VD
2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD
4
00FN143
A5VH
4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD
4
00FN173
A5VM
6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD
4
00WH126
ATRT
8TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD
4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Performance 6 Gbps SATA
00YC340
AT9G
Intel S3710 400GB Enterprise Performance SATA HS 3.5" SSD
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Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
00YC345
AT9H
Intel S3710 800GB Enterprise Performance SATA HS 3.5" SSD
4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Value 6 Gbps SATA
00AJ435
A57F
120GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
4
00AJ445
A57H
480GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
00WG770
AT97
Intel S3510 120GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD
4
00WG775
AT98
Intel S3510 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD
4
00WG780
AT99
Intel S3510 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD
4
00YC420
AT8Y
960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD
4
Table 15. Internal drive options: 3.5-inch simple-swap drives
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
3.5-inch simple-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SATA
81Y9802
A22U
500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
4
81Y9806
A22X
1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
4
81Y9810
A22W
2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
4
Optical drives
The x3550 M5 server supports the optical drive options listed in the following table. Server models with ten
2.5-inch drive bays on the front do not support an internal optical drive; a supported external optical drive
can be used instead.
Table 16. Optical drives
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum Standard models
supported where used
00AM066
A5KG
Ultraslim 9.5mm SATA DVD-ROM
1
-
00AM067
A5KH
Ultraslim 9.5mm SATA Multi Burner
1
-
Ultraslim 9.5mm SATA DVD-ROM (part number 00AM066) supports the following media and speeds for
reading:
CD-ROM 24X
CD-DA (DAE) 24X
CD-R 24X
CD-RW 24X
DVD-ROM 8X
DVD-R 8X
DVD+R 8X
DVD-R DL 6X
DVD+R DL 8X
DVD-RW 8X
DVD+RW 8X
DVD-RAM (4.7 GB) 5X
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Ultraslim 9.5mm SATA Multi Burner (part number 00AM067) supports the same media and speeds for
reading as DVD-ROM (part number 00AM066). This drive also supports the following media and speeds for
writing:
CD-R 24X
CD-RW 4X
High-Speed CD-RW 10X
Ultra Speed CD-RW 24X
DVD-R 8X
DVD+R 8X
DVD-R DL 6X
DVD+R DL 6X
DVD-RW 6X
DVD+RW 8X
DVD-RAM 5X
I/O expansion
The x3550 M5 server supports up to four PCIe slots: one on the system planar that is dedicated for an
internal RAID controller and up to three with different riser cards installed into two riser sockets on the
system planar (one riser socket supports the installation of one riser card). The slot form factors are listed:
Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 or ML2; low profile, half-length (not present if the HDD Rear Kit is installed)
Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile or full-height, half-length (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot requires
the second processor to be installed) (not present if the HDD Rear Kit is installed)
Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile, half-length
Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8 (dedicated for an internal RAID controller)
The locations of the PCIe slots are shown in the following figure.
Figure 6. PCIe slot locations
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Riser 1 supplies slot 1, and Riser 2 supplies slots 2 and 3. The slots that are available for use depend on the
number of riser cards that are installed and whether the second processor is installed:
One or two processors and no riser cards: Slot 4 is available for use
One or two processors and one riser card in riser slot 1: Slots 1 and 4 are available for use
One processor and one PCIe x16 riser card in riser slot 2: Slots 3 and 4 are available for use
One processor and one PCIe x8 riser card in riser slot 2: Slots 2, 3 and 4 are available for use
Two processors and one riser card in riser slot 2: Slots 2, 3 and 4 are available for use
Two processors and two riser cards: All slots (1, 2, 3, and 4) are available for use
All standard models have one riser card (Riser 1) installed, which provides one low profile PCIe x16 Gen 3
slot (riser option part number 00KA061). You can replace the first riser card or add a second riser card with
the riser card options that are listed in the following table (or configure these riser cards to be factoryintegrated using special bid or CTO).
Table 17. PCI riser card options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum Standard models
supported where used
Riser 1 (supplies slots 1)
00KA061
A5AG
System x3550 M5 PCIe Riser 1 (1x LP x16 CPU0)
1
62x, J2x, A2x, B2x,
C2x, C4x, D2x, F2x,
G2x, H2x, L2x, M2x
00KA063
A5AH
System x3550 M5 PCIe Riser 1 (1x ML2 x16 CPU0)
1
-
Riser 2 (supplies slots 2 and 3)
00KA062
A5AC
System x3550 M5 PCIe Riser 2, 1 CPU (2xLP, LP x8
CPU0 + LP x8 CPU0)
1
-
None*
A5AD
System x3550 M5 PCIe Riser 2, 1-2 CPU (FHHL x16
CPU1 + LP x16 CPU0)
1
-
None*
A5AE
System x3550 M5 PCIe Riser 2, 1 CPU (FHHL x8 CPU0
+LP x8 CPU0)
1
-
00KA066
A5AF
System x3550 M5 PCIe Riser 2, 1-2 CPU (LP x16 CPU1
+ LP x16 CPU0)
1
-
* Only available via CTO or special bid.
Configuration notes:
The 1 CPU Riser 2 options (feature codes A5AC and A5AE) are supported only in configurations with
one processor. If two processors are selected, these options cannot be used.
If the FHHL x16 Riser 2 option (feature code A5AD) is selected, the x16 Riser 1 option (feature
code A5AG) cannot be used.
If both ML2 Riser 1 (feature code A5AH) and FHHL x16 Riser 2 option (feature code A5AD) are
selected, one of the following ML2 network adapters must be selected:
Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT (part number 00D2026)
Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ (part number 00D2028)
Emulex VFA5 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter (part number 00D1996)
Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT Adapter (part number 00D1994)
Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter (part number 00D1998)
The HDD Rear Kit (00KA058; see the "Internal storage" section) is installed in place of the PCIe slots
1 and 2, and it includes a special riser that provides PCIe 3.0 x16 slot 3. No other riser cards can be
used when the HDD Rear Kit is installed.
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Miscellaneous options for I/O expansion
The x3550 M5 Thermal Kit, part number 00KA059, contains two fans. It provides the seventh and eighth
system fans needed for the following options when only one processor is installed:
Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT Adapter
QLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA
io3 Enterprise Flash Adapters
io3 Enterprise Value Flash Adapters
io3 Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapters
P3700 NVMe Enterprise Performance Flash Adapters
The x3550 M5 Thermal Kit is not needed if two processors are installed, because the second processor
includes these fans.
The COM Port Bracket, part number 00KA161, is used for mounting the external serial port on the rear of
the x3550 M5. This option includes the bracket and the cable. The COM Port option is mounted in place of
the PCIe slot 3, and only PCIe slots 1 and 2 remain available.
The following table lists the x3550 M5 Thermal Kit and COM Port Bracket part numbers.
Table 18. Miscellaneous options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
00KA059
A5AJ
System x3550 M5 Thermal Kit
1
00KA161
A5AN
COM Port Bracket
1
Network adapters
The x3550 M5 supports four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports.
The integrated network interface controller (NIC) has the following features:
A Broadcom BCM5719 chip
Four Gigabit Ethernet ports
NIC Teaming (load balancing and failover)
Ethernet features:
Compliant with 1 Gb Ethernet IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab PHY specifications
Integrated PHY for 10/100/1000 Mbps for multispeed, full, and half-duplex auto-negotiation
Automatic MDI crossover
IEEE 802.3x-compliant flow control support
IEEE 1588 protocol and 802.1AS time synchronization implementation
IEEE802.3az - Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
I/O Virtualization features:
I/O Virtualization support for VMware NetQueue and Microsoft virtual machine queue (VMQ)
Function Level Reset (FLR)
IEEE 802.1q Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) tagging support
Stateless offload and performance features:
TCP, IP, and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) checksum offload
TCP segmentation offload (TCO)
Large Send Offload (LSO)
Receive Side Scaling (RSS) and Transmit Side Scaling (TSS)
Message Signal Interrupt (MSI) and Message Signal Interrupt Extension (MSI-X) support
Support for jumbo frames up to 9600 bytes
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Optionally, the x3550 M5 server supports ML2 adapters that are installed in the custom ML2 slot provided
by the PCIe ML2 riser card (part number 00KA063). This slot supports adapters with either two 10 Gb ports
or four Gigabit ports and supports direct connectivity to the IMM2.1 service processor for out-of-band
systems management.
The following table lists additional supported network adapters.
Table 19. Network adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro ML2 2x40GbE/FDR VPI Adapter
1*
40 Gb Ethernet - ML2
00FP650
A5RK
10 Gb Ethernet - ML2
00D2026
A40S
Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT
1
00D2028
A40T
Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+
1*
00D1996
A40Q
Emulex VFA5 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter
1*
00AG560
AT7U
Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter
1*
00D8544
A4NZ
Emulex VFA5 ML2 FCoE/iSCSI License (FoD)
(FoD upgrade for 00D1996 and 00AG560 - one for each adapter)
1
00D1994
A40P
Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT Adapter
1
Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter
1
1 Gb Ethernet - ML2
00D1998
A40R
40 Gb Ethernet / FDR InfiniBand - PCIe Low Profile (supported in Low Profile and Half-High PCIe slots)
00D9550
A3PN
Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter
3*
10 Gb Ethernet - PCIe Low Profile (supported in Low Profile and Half-High PCIe slots)
44T1370
A5GZ
Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE BaseT Adapter
3
94Y5180
A4Z6
Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter
3*
00JY820
A5UT
Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter
3*
00AG570
AT7S
Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter
3*
00JY824
A5UV
Emulex VFA5 FCoE/iSCSI SW for PCIe Adapter (FoD)
(FoD upgrade for 00JY820 and 00AG570 - one for each adapter)
3
00JY830
A5UU
Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW
3*
00AG580
AT7T
Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW
3*
49Y7960
A2EC
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter
3*
49Y7970
A2ED
Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter
3
01DA900
AU2Y
Intel X710-DA2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter
3*
00D9690
A3PM
Mellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter
3*
90Y4600
A3MR
Qlogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA
3*
00Y5624
A3MT
Qlogic 8200 VFA FCoE/iSCSI License (FoD for 90Y4600 - one per adapter)
3
47C9952
A47H
Solarflare SFN5162F 2x10GbE SFP+ Performant Adapter
3*
1 Gb Ethernet - PCIe (supported in Low Profile and Half-High PCIe slots)
42C1780
2995
Broadcom NetXtreme 2xGbE BaseT Adapter
3
90Y9370
A2V4
Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter
3
90Y9352
A2V3
Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter
3
00AG500
A56K
Intel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter
3
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Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
00AG510
A56L
Intel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter
3
00AG520
A56M
Intel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter
3
40 GbE QSFP+ transceivers and DAC cables (for 40 GbE QSFP+ adapters)
49Y7884
A1DR
Lenovo 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ Transceiver
Port qty**
49Y7890
A1DP
Lenovo 1m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable
Port qty**
49Y7891
A1DQ
Lenovo 3m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable
Port qty**
10 GbE SFP+ transceivers and DAC cables (for 10 GbE SFP+ adapters)
46C3447
5053
Lenovo 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver
Port qty**
49Y4216
0069
Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver
Port qty**
49Y4218
0064
QLogic 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver
Port qty**
00D6288
A3RG
Lenovo 0.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
Port qty**
90Y9427
A1PH
Lenovo 1m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
Port qty**
00AY764
A51N
Lenovo 1.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
Port qty**
00AY765
A51P
Lenovo 2m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
Port qty**
90Y9430
A1PJ
Lenovo 3m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
Port qty**
90Y9433
A1PK
Lenovo 5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
Port qty**
00D6151
A3RH
Lenovo 7m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
Port qty**
* SFP+ and QSFP+ based adapters require supported transceivers or DAC cables that must be purchased for the adapter (See
"40 Gb QSFP+ transceivers and DAC cables" and "10 Gb SFP+ transceivers and DAC cables" in the table above).
** The maximum number of transceivers or cables that are supported per adapter equals the quantity of the adapter ports. All
adapter ports must have the same type of transceiver or DAC cable selected.
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Ethernet adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ethernet
SAS adapters for external storage
The following table lists SAS RAID controllers and HBAs for external storage attachments that are
supported by the x3550 M5 server.
Table 20. SAS RAID adapters and HBAs for external storage
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
12 Gbps SAS RAID adapters - PCIe Low Profile (supported in full-high and low profile slots)
00AE938
A5ND
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller
3
Feature on Demand (FoD) upgrades for the M5225 (one per server)*
47C8706
A3Z5
ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
1*
47C8710
A3Z7
ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator
1*
47C8712
A3Z8
ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler
1*
12 Gbps SAS HBAs - PCIe Low Profile (supported in full-high and low profile slots)
00AE912
A5M0
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA
3
12 Gbps SAS HBAs - PCIe Full-High (supported only in a full-high slot)
00AE916
A5M1
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA
1**
* One FoD upgrade for the M5225 activates the feature on all M5200 series controllers installed in a server.
** Supported only in the PCIe slot 2 and requires the second processor and the FHHL x16 Riser Card 2 (feature code A5AD).
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The following table summarizes features of supported HBAs.
Table 21. SAS RAID controller and HBA features and specifications summary (PN = Part number)
Feature
M5225-2GB
N2226
N2225
Part number
00AE938
00AE916
00AE912
Form factor
Low profile
Low profile
Low profile
Controller chip
LSI SAS3108
LSI SAS3008
LSI SAS3008
Host interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x8
Port interface
12 Gbps SAS
12 Gbps SAS
12 Gbps SAS
Number of external ports
8
16
8
External port connectors
2x Mini-SAS HD
(SFF-8644)
4x Mini-SAS HD
(SFF-8644)
2x Mini-SAS HD
(SFF-8644)
Drive interface
SAS, SATA
SAS, SATA
SAS, SATA
Drive type
HDD, SED, SSD
HDD, SSD
HDD, SSD
Maximum number of devices
240
1024
1024
RAID levels
0/1/10/5/50;
Optional 6/60 (PN 47C8706)
None
None
JBOD mode
No
Yes
Yes
Cache
2 GB (included)
None
None
Cache protection
Flash (included)
None
None
Performance Accelerator (FastPath)
Optional (PN 47C8710)
None
None
SSD Caching (CacheCade Pro 2.0)
Optional (PN 47C8712)
None
None
For more information, see the following Lenovo Press Product Guides:
ServeRAID M5225-2GB: http://lenovopress.com/tips1258
N2225 and N2226 SAS/SATA HBAs: http://lenovopress.com/tips1175
Fibre Channel host bus adapters
The following table lists Fibre Channel HBAs supported by the x3550 M5 server.
Table 22. Fibre Channel HBAs
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
16 Gb Fibre Channel - PCIe Low Profile (supported in Low Profile and Half-High PCIe slots)
81Y1662
A2W6
Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA
2*
81Y1655
A2W5
Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA
2*
00Y3337
A3KW
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA
2*
00Y3341
A3KX
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA
2*
8 Gb Fibre Channel - PCIe Low Profile (supported in Low Profile and Half-High PCIe slots)
42D0494
3581
Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA
3
42D0485
3580
Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA
3
42D0510
3579
QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA
3
42D0501
3578
QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA
3
* Supported only in the PCIe slots 2 and 3.
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For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Host bus adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/hba
Flash storage adapters
The x3550 M5 server supports the Flash storage adapters listed in the following table.
Table 23. Flash storage adapters (LP = Low Profile PCIe adapter, FH = Full-High PCIe adapter)
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
Enterprise Performance
00YA812
AT7L
Intel P3700 1.6TB NVMe Enterprise Performance Flash Adapter (LP)
3
00YA815
AT7M
Intel P3700 2.0TB NVMe Enterprise Performance Flash Adapter (LP)
3
Enterprise Mainstream
00YA800
AT7N
io3 1.25TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter (LP)
3
00YA803
AT7P
io3 1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter (LP)
3
00YA806
AT7Q
io3 3.2TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter (LP)
3
00YA809
AT7R
io3 6.4TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter (FH)
1*
00AE995
ARYP
1000GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter (LP)
3
00AE998
ARYQ
1300GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter (LP)
3
00JY001
ARYR
2600GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter (LP)
3
00JY004
ARYS
5200GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter (FH)
1*
Enterprise
Enterprise Value
00AE983
ARYK
1250GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter (LP)
3
00AE986
ARYL
1600GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter (LP)
3
00AE989
ARYM
3200GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter (LP)
3
00AE992
ARYN
6400GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter (FH)
1*
* Supported only in the PCIe slot 2 and requires the FHHL x16 Riser Card 2 (feature code A5AD) and the second processor.
Configuration notes:
If only one processor is installed in the server, then the x3550 M5 Thermal Kit, part number
00KA059, is required for the installation of the PCIe SSD adapters listed in the above table.
Low profile Flash Adapters are supported in low profile and half-high slots; full-high Flash Adapters
are supported only in the PCIe slot 2 and require the FHHL x16 Riser Card 2 (feature code A5AD)
and the second processor.
The io3 Flash Adapters listed in the above table cannot be factory installed; they are supported as
field-installable options only. The server cannot be shipped with these adapters installed.
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the PCIe SSD Adapters category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ssdadapter
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GPU adapters
The x3550 M5 server supports graphics processing units (GPUs) listed in the following table.
Table 24. GPU adapters (available only through Special Bid or CTO)
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
00YL370
ASPN
NVIDIA Quadro K420
1
None*
A3WH
NVIDIA Quadro K600
1
00YL371
ASPP
NVIDIA Quadro K620
1
* Available only through CTO or special bid.
Configuration notes:
The NVIDIA Quadro adapters are full-high adapters that are supported only in the PCIe slot 2.
The PCIe Riser 2, 1-2 CPU (FHHL x16 CPU1 + LP x16 CPU0) (feature code A5AD) is required.
The second processor is required.
The maximum memory that can be installed is 1 TB.
Further restrictions may apply depending on the power supplies installed (see "Power supplies").
Power supplies
The x3550 M5 server supports up to two redundant power supplies, and is capable of N+N redundancy
depending on the configuration. Standard models come with one power supply. The following table lists the
power supplies.
Table 25. Power supplies
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
Standard
models where
used
00KA094
A5AX
System x 550W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply
2
A2x, B2x, C2x,
C4x, D2x, F2x,
G2x, H2x
00KA096
A5AY
System x 750W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply
2
62x, J2x, N2x.
P2x, Q2x
00KA097
A5AZ
System x 750W High Efficiency Titanium AC Power Supply
(200-240V)
2
L2x
00KA098
A5B0
System x 900W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply
2
M2x
00MV212
ASPR
System x 900W High Efficiency -48 V DC Power Supply
2
-
00MV211
ASPQ
System x 1500W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply 2
(200-240V)
-
General power supply rules are as follows:
Minimum of one and maximum of two power supplies per system
If two are installed, power supplies must be identical
Important: The Standalone Solution Configuration Tool (SSCT) and Lenovo Hardware Configurator power
supply selection rules allow a subset of possible configurations due to power restrictions. Configurations
that cannot be built in SSCT or Hardware Configurator due to power restrictions may still be supported. To
verify support and ensure that the right power supply is chosen for optimal performance, you should
always validate your server configuration using the latest version of the System x Power Configurator:
https://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=LNVO-PWRCONF
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A hot-swap power supply option ships standard with one 2.8m, 10A/100-250V, IEC 320-C13 to IEC 320C14 rack power cable. Other country-specific and rack cables can be ordered if needed (see the following
table).
Table 26. Power cables
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Rack power cables
39Y7937
6201
1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable
39Y7938
6204
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power Cable
39Y7932
6263
4.3m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable
Country-specific line cords
39Y7930
6222
Argentina 10A/250V C13 to IRAM 2073 2.8m line cord
39Y7924
6211
Australia/NZ 10A/250V C13 to AS/NZ 3112 2.8m line cord
39Y7929
6223
Brazil 10A/125V C13 to NBR 6147 2.8m line cord
39Y7928
6210
China 10A/250V C13 to GB 2099.1 2.8m line cord
39Y7918
6213
Denmark 10A/250V C13 to DK2-5a 2.8m line cord
39Y7917
6212
European 10A/230V C13 to CEE7-VII 2.8m line cord
39Y7927
6269
India 10A/250V C13 to IS 6538 2.8m line cord
39Y7920
6218
Israel 10A/250V C13 to SI 32 2.8m line cord
39Y7921
6217
Italy 10A/250V C13 to CEI 23-16 2.8m line cord
46M2593
A1RE
Japan 12A/125V C13 to JIS C-8303 2.8m line cord
39Y7925
6219
Korea 12A/250V C13 to KETI 2.8m line cord
39Y7922
6214
South Africa 10A/250V C13 to SABS 164 2.8m line cord
39Y7919
6216
Switzerland 10A/250V C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 2.8m line cord
00CG265
A53E
Taiwan 10A/250V C13 to CNS 10917-3 2.8m line cord
00CG267
A53F
Taiwan 15A/125V C13 to CNS 10917-3 2.8m line cord
39Y7923
6215
United Kingdom 10A/250V C13 to BS 1363/A 2.8m line cord
39Y7931
6207
United States 10A/125V C13 to NEMA 5-15P 4.3m line cord
46M2592
A1RF
United States 10A/250V C13 to NEMA 6-15P 2.8m line cord
Integrated virtualization
The server supports VMware ESXi installed on a USB memory key or one or two SD cards in the SD Media
Adapter for System x. The USB memory key is installed in a USB socket inside the server. The SD Media
Adapter is installed in a dedicated slot inside the server.
When only one SD card is installed in the SD Media Adapter, you can create up to 16 volumes, each of
which is presented to UEFI as a bootable device. When two SD Media cards are inserted, volumes can be
mirrored (RAID 1) across both cards, up to a total of eight mirrored volumes. The use of mirrored volumes
improves system availability because the server remains operational, even if one SD card fails. The RAID
functionality is handled internally by the SD Media Adapter.
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The following table lists virtualization options.
Table 27. Virtualization options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
USB memory key
00ML233
ASN6
USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 2
1
00ML235
ASN7
USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2
1
00WH138
ATRL
USB Memory Key 4G for VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 1A
1
00WH140
ATRM
Blank USB Memory Key 4G SLC for VMware ESXi Downloads
1
41Y8298
A2G0
Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads
1
SD Media Adapter and SD cards
00ML706*
A5TJ
SD Media Adapter (Option 00ML706 includes 2 blank 32GB SD cards)
1
00ML700
AS2V
Blank SD Media
2
None**
ASCG
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.1 U2 (1 SD Media)
1
None**
AS4B
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.1 U2 (2 SD Media, RAIDed)
1
None**
ASCH
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.5 U2 (1 SD Media)
1
None**
AS4C
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.5 U2 (2 SD Media, RAIDed)
1
None**
ATSA
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/VMware ESXi 6.0 U1A (1 SD Media)
1
None**
ATS9
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/VMware ESXi 6.0 U1A (2 SD Media, RAIDed) 1
* Option 00ML706 includes two 32GB SD cards; however, for CTO orders, feature code A5TJ does not include SD media and
the 32 GB cards and VMware vSphere preload must be selected separately.
** CTO only.
Systems management
The server contains Integrated Management Module II (IMM2.1), which provides advanced serviceprocessor control, monitoring, and an alerting function. If an environmental condition exceeds a threshold
or if a system component fails, the IMM lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records the error in
the event log, and alerts you to the problem. Optionally, the IMM also provides a virtual presence capability
for remote server management capabilities.
The IMM provides remote server management through industry-standard interfaces:
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3
Common Information Model (CIM)
Web browser
The optional Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade is required to enable the remote presence
and blue-screen capture features. The remote presence feature provides the following functions:
Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with up to 23 bits per
pixel, regardless of the system state
Remotely accessing the server using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
Mapping the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client, and mapping
ISO and diskette image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the server
Uploading a diskette image to the IMM memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive
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The blue-screen capture feature captures the video display contents before the IMM restarts the server
when the IMM detects an operating system hang condition. A system administrator can use the blue-screen
capture to assist in determining the cause of the hang condition. The following table lists the remote
management option.
Table 28. Remote management option
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
90Y3901
A1ML
Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade
1
All models come standard with basic light path diagnostics, which include the system LEDs on the front of
the server (See Figure 2) and the LEDs near the monitored components (for example, the DIMM error LED
on the system board).
Models with 4x or 8x 2.5-inch drive bays support a next-gen light path LCD display panel. The LCD display
enables you to have quick access to system status, firmware, network, and health information.
Models with 4x 3.5-inch or 10x 2.5-inch front drive bays do not support an LCD display panel.
The following table shows the LCD display panel ordering information.
Table 29. Light path diagnostics options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum Standard models
supported where used
00KA054
A5AB
System x Advanced LCD Light path Kit
1
N2x, P2x, Q2x
Notes:
The following x3550 M5 Express models come standard with the Advanced LCD Light path Kit: E1G,
E2G, E3G, E4G, E5J, E6J, E7J, EAU, EBU, ECU, EDU, EEU, EFU, EHM, EJM, EKM, ELM, ENU, EPU,
EQU, ERU, and ESU.
The following x3550 M5 TopSeller models come standard with the Advanced LCD Light path Kit:
NAU, NDU, NDG, NMU, NJU, NEU, NEG, NNU, NFU, NHU, NPU, NKU, NKG, NQU, NRU, NSU, E8U,
E9U, ETU, and EUU.
The following x3550 M5 TopSeller models come standard without the Advanced LCD Light path Kit
(it is available as an option for these models): EZU, K3G, K4G, K5G, K6G, and K7G.
IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for System x SEDs - FoD (SKLM - FoD) is an optional feature available
in System x environments that centralizes, simplifies, and automates the data encryption key management
process to help minimize risk and reduce operational costs. SKLM - FoD offers a simple and robust
solution for key storage, key serving, and key lifecycle management for self-encrypting drives (SEDs) in
local and distributed System x environments. With the x3550 M5, the feature on demand (FoD) upgrade can
be configured with the ServeRAID M5210 and M1215 RAID controllers paired with SEDs.
The following table lists SKLM-FoD part numbers.
Table 30. Security Key Lifecycle Manager part numbers
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
United States, Canada, Asia Pacific and Japan
00D9998
A5U1
IBM SKLM for System x w/SEDs - FoD per Install w/1Yr S&S
1
00D9999
AS6C
IBM SKLM for System x w/SEDs - FoD per Install w/3Yr S&S
1
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Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa
00FP648
A5U1
IBM SKLM for System x w/SEDs - FoD per Install w/1Yr S&S
1
00FP649
AS6C
IBM SKLM for System x w/SEDs - FoD per Install w/3Yr S&S
1
Rack installation
The following table lists the rack installation options that are available for the x3550 M5 server.
Table 28. Rack installation options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
00KA606
A5AK
System x3550 M5 Slide Kit G4
1
00KA607
A5AL
System x Enterprise 1U Cable Management Arm (CMA)
1
00KA500
A5FW
System x Gen-II Universal Slides Kit
1
00KA162
A5AP
Lockable Front Bezel
1
Note: The System x3550 M5 Slide Kit G4, part number 00KA606, is included with the standard models that
are listed in Table 2 and Express and TopSeller models that are listed in Table 3.
Operating systems
The x3550 M5 server supports the following operating systems:
Microsoft:
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Red Hat:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Server x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Server x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Server x64 Edition
SUSE:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Xen 12 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Xen 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T SP3
VMware:
VMware vSphere 6.0 (ESXi) 6.0 Update 1
VMware vSphere 6.0 (ESXi) 6.0
VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) Update 3
VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) Update 2
VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) Update 3
VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) Update 2
VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) Update 1
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For the latest information about the specific versions and service levels that are supported and any other
prerequisites, see the Operating System Interoperability Guide: http://lenovopress.com/redposig.
Physical specifications
The x3550 M5 server has the following dimensions and weight (approximate):
Height: 43 mm (1.7 in)
Width: 429 mm (16.9 in)
Depth: 734 mm (28.9 in)
Weight:
Minimum configuration: 13.8 kg (30.5 lb)
Maximum configuration: 19.3 kg (42.7 lb)
Operating environment
The x3550 M5 server is supported in the following environment:
Air temperature:
Server on: 5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F); altitude: 0 to 950 m (3,117 ft); decrease the
maximum system temperature by 1 °C for every 175-m increase in altitude above 950 m.
Server off: 5 °C to 45 °C (41 °F to 113 °F)
Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft), 5 °C to 28 °C (41 °F to 82 °F)
Shipment: -40 °C to +60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F) at up to 10,700 m (35,105 ft)
Humidity:
Server on: 8% to 85%, maximum dew point 24 °C, maximum rate of change 5 °C/hr
Server off: 8% to 85%, maximum dew point 27 °C
Design to ASHRAE Class A3, ambient of 40 °C (104 °F), with relaxed support:
Supports cloud-like workload with no performance degradation acceptable (Turbo-Off).
Under no circumstance can any combination of worst case workload and configuration result
in system shutdown or design exposure at 40 °C.
Electrical:
Models with 1500 W AC Platinum power supplies:
200 - 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 8.35 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
Maximum configuration: 1.967 kVA
Models with 900 W AC Platinum power supplies:
100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 10.3 A
200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 5.0 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
Maximum configuration: 1.194 kVA
Models with 750 W Platinum AC power supplies:
100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 8.6 A
200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 4.2 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
Maximum configuration: 1.015 kVA
Models with 750 W Titanium AC power supplies:
200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 4.2 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
Maximum configuration: 0.965 kVA
Models with 550 W AC power supplies:
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100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 6.5 A
200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 3.3 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
Maximum configuration: 0.732 kVA
Models with -48Vdc 900 W power supplies:
-48 - -60 (nominal) V dc; 25.8 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
Maximum configuration: 1.237 kVA
BTU output:
Minimum configuration: 461 Btu/hr (135 watts)
Maximum configuration: 6667 Btu/hr (1954 watts)
Noise level:
6.6 bels (operating)
6.4 bels (idle)
Warranty
The System x3550 M5 has a three-year warranty with 24x7 standard call center support and 9x5 Next
Business Day onsite coverage. Also available are Lenovo Services warranty maintenance upgrades and
post-warranty maintenance agreements, with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours,
response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.
Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings are country-specific. Not all warranty service upgrades are
available in every country. For more information about Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings that are
available in your country, visit the Lenovo Services website:
https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac
The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.
Table 31. Warranty service definitions
Term
Description
On-site
service
A service technician will arrive at the client’s location for equipment service.
24x7x2
hour
A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within two hours after remote
problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including
Lenovo holidays.
24x7x4
hour
A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within four hours after remote
problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including
Lenovo holidays.
9x5x4 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within four business hours after
remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the
client's local time zone, Monday-Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. For example, if a customer
reports an incident at 3:00 pm on Friday, the technician will arrive by 10:00 am the following Monday.
9x5 next
business
day
A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location on the business day after remote
problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the client's local
time zone, Monday - Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. Calls received after 4:00 pm local time
require an extra business day for service dispatch. Next business day service is not guaranteed.
Committed Problems receive priority handling so that repairs are completed within the committed time of 6, 8, or
Repair
24 hours. Lenovo provides service 24 hours/day, every day, including Lenovo holidays.
The following Lenovo warranty service upgrades are available:
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Warranty and maintenance service upgrades:
Three, four, or five years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage
Onsite response from next business day to 2 or 4 hours
Committed repair service
Warranty extension of up to 5 years
Post warranty extensions
Committed Repair Service
Committed Repair Services enhances the level of Warranty Service Upgrade or Post
Warranty/Maintenance Service offering associated with the selected systems. Offerings vary and are
available in select countries.
Priority handling to meet defined time frames to restore the failing machine to good working
condition
Committed repair service levels are measured within the following coverage hours:
24x7x6: Service performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, within 6 hours
24x7x8: Service performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, within 8 hours
24x7x24: Service performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, within 24 hours
Hard Drive Retention
Lenovo’s Hard Drive Retention service is a multi-drive hard drive retention offering that ensures your
data is always under your control, regardless of the number of hard drives that are installed in your
Lenovo server. In the unlikely event of a hard drive failure, you retain possession of your hard drive
while Lenovo replaces the failed drive part. Your data stays safely on your premises, in your hands.
The Hard Drive Retention service can be purchased in convenient bundles with our warranty
upgrades and extensions.
Microcode Support
Keeping microcode current helps prevent hardware failures and security exposure. There are two
levels of service: analysis of the installed base and analysis and update where required. Offerings
vary by country and can be bundled with other warranty upgrades and extensions.
Remote Technical Support Services (RTS)
RTS provides comprehensive technical call center support for covered servers, storage, operating
systems, and applications. Providing a single source for support of hardware and software issues,
RTS can reduce problem resolution time, decreasing the cost to address technical problems and
increasing uptime. Offerings are available for Windows, Linux, IBM Systems Director, VMware,
Microsoft business applications, and Lenovo System x storage devices, and IBM OEM storage
devices.
Regulatory compliance
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Regulatory compliance
The server conforms to the following regulations:
FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
Canada ICES-003, issue 5, Class A
UL/IEC 60950-1
CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
NOM-019
Argentina IEC60950-1
Japan VCCI, Class A
Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class A; AS/NZS 60950.1
China CCC GB4943.1, GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
Russia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan, TR CU 020/2011 (for EMC) and TR CU 004/2011 (for safety)
IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)
CISPR 22, Class A
TUV-GS (EN60950-1/IEC60950-1,EK1-ITB2000)
RoHS Directive
External drive enclosures
The following table lists the external drive enclosures that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in
System x3550 M5 solutions.
Table 32. External drive enclosures
Part number
Description
64111B1
Lenovo Storage E1012 LFF Disk Expansion Single SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD
64111B2
Lenovo Storage E1012 LFF Disk Expansion Dual SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD
64111B3
Lenovo Storage E1024 SFF Disk Expansion Single SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD
64111B4
Lenovo Storage E1024 SFF Disk Expansion Dual SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD
For details about supported drives and cables for the Lenovo Storage E1012 and E1024, see the Lenovo
Press Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/lp0043
External storage systems
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External storage systems
The following table lists the external storage systems that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in
System x3550 M5 solutions.
Table 33. External storage systems
Part number
Description
Lenovo N Series
70FX / 70FY*
Lenovo Storage N3310
70G0 / 70G1*
Lenovo Storage N4610
Lenovo Storage S2200
64112B1
Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64112B2
Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B1
Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B2
Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64112B3
Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64112B4
Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B3
Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B4
Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
Lenovo Storage S3200
64113B1
Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B2
Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B1
Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B2
Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B3
Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B4
Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B3
Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B4
Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
IBM Storwize
6096CU2
IBM Storwize V3500 3.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit
6096CU3
IBM Storwize V3500 2.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit
6099L2C
IBM Storwize V3700 3.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6099S2C
IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6099T2C
IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch DC Storage Controller Unit
6194L2C
IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Control Enclosure
6194S2C
IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Control Enclosure
6195SC5
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
* Machine Type; see the respective Product Guide in the NAS Storage category (http://lenovopress.com/storage/nas) for
models.
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the following categories:
Lenovo N Series storage: http://lenovopress.com/storage/nas
Lenovo S Series storage: http://lenovopress.com/storage/san/lenovo
IBM storage: http://lenovopress.com/storage/san/ibm
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External backup units
The following table lists the external backup options that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in System
x3550 M5 solutions.
Table 34. External backup options
Part number
Description
External RDX USB drives
362532Y
RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge
362550Y
RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge
36251TY
RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge
External SAS tape backup drives
6160S5E
IBM TS2250 Tape Drive Model H5S
6160S6E
IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S
6160S7E
IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S
External SAS tape backup autoloaders
6171S5R
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO5 HH SAS
6171S6R
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO6 HH SAS
6171S7R
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO7 HH SAS
External tape backup libraries
61732UL
IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U
61734UL
IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U
Fibre Channel backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
00NA107
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive
00NA113
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
00NA115
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel Drive
00NA119
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
00WF765
6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Fibre Channel Drive
00WF769
6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
SAS backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
00NA109
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled
00NA111
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High SAS Drive Sled
00NA117
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High SAS Drive Sled
00WF767
6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Half High SAS Drive Sled
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Backup units category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/backup
Top-of-rack Ethernet switches
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Top-of-rack Ethernet switches
The following table lists the top-of-rack Ethernet switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in
System x3550 M5 solutions.
Table 35. Top-of-rack switches
Part number
Description
1 Gb Ethernet top-of-rack switches
7159BAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front)
7159CAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front)
7159G52
Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front)
10 Gb Ethernet top-of-rack switches
7159BR6
Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front)
7159G64
Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 (Rear to Front)
7159DRX
Lenovo RackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front)
7159CRW
Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front)
7159GR6
Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front)
40 Gb Ethernet top-of-rack switches
7159BRX
Lenovo RackSwitch G8332 (Rear to Front)
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Top-of-rack switches category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/switches
Fibre Channel SAN switches
The following table lists the Fibre Channel SAN switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in
System x3550 M5 solutions.
Table 36. Fibre Channel SAN switches
Part number
Description
8 Gb Fibre Channel
3873AR1
Brocade 300 FC SAN Switch
3873AR3
Lenovo B300, 8 ports activated w/ 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit
3873AR4
Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated w/ 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit
3873BR2
Lenovo B6510, 24 ports activated w/ 8Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit
16 Gb Fibre Channel
3873AR2
Brocade 6505 FC SAN Switch
3873BR1
Brocade 6510 FC SAN Switch
3873AR5
Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit
3873BR3
Lenovo B6510, 24 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack SAN Switches category:
http://lenovopress.com/storage/switches/rack
Rack cabinets
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Rack cabinets
The following table lists the rack cabinets that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in System x3550 M5
solutions.
Table 37. Rack cabinets
Part number
Description
201886X
11U Rack Office Enablement Kit
93072RX
25U S2 Standard Rack
93072PX
25U Static S2 Standard Rack
93074RX
42U S2 Standard Rack
93634PX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Rack
93634EX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Expansion Rack
93604PX
42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614PX
42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93084PX
42U Enterprise Rack
93084EX
42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack cabinets category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/racks
KVM switches and consoles
The following table lists the KVM switches and consoles that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in
System x3550 M5 solutions.
Table 38. KVM switch and console options
Part number
Description
Consoles
17238BX
1U 18.5" Standard Console (without keyboard)
Console keyboards
46W6712
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - US Eng 103P RoHS v2
46W6713
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Arabic 253 RoHS v2
46W6714
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Belg/UK 120 RoHS v2
46W6715
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Chinese/US 467 RoHS v2
46W6716
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Czech 489 RoHS v2
46W6717
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Danish 159 RoHS v2
46W6718
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Dutch 143 RoHS v2
46W6719
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - French 189 RoHS v2
46W6720
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Fr/Canada 445 RoHS v2
46W6721
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - German 129 RoHS v2
46W6722
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Greek 219 RoHS v2
46W6723
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hebrew 212 RoHS v2
46W6724
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hungarian 208 RoHS v2
46W6725
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Italian 141 RoHS v2
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Part number
Description
46W6726
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Japanese 194 RoHS v2
46W6727
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Korean 413 RoHS v2
46W6728
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - LA Span 171 RoHS v2
46W6729
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Norwegian 155 RoHS v2
46W6730
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Polish 214 RoHS v2
46W6731
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Portugese 163 RoHS v2
46W6732
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Russian 441 RoHS v2
46W6733
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovak 245 RoHS v2
46W6734
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Spanish 172 RoHS v2
46W6735
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swed/Finn 153 RoHS v2
46W6736
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swiss F/G 150 RoHS v2
46W6737
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Thai 191 RoHS v2
46W6738
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Turkish 179 RoHS v2
46W6739
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - UK Eng 166 RoHS v2
46W6740
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - US Euro 103P RoHS v2
46W6741
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovenian 234 RoHS v2
Console switches
1754D2X
Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X
Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X
Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X
Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
Console cables
43V6147
Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)
39M2895
USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO)
46M5383
Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
46M5382
Serial Conversion Option (SCO)
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the KVM Switches and Consoles category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/kvm
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Power distribution units
The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in
System x3550 M5 solutions.
Table 39. Power distribution units
Part number
Description
0U Basic PDUs
46M4143
0U 12 C19/12 C13 32A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+N+Gnd line cord
Switched and Monitored PDUs
46M4002
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord)
46M4003
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
46M4004
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord)
46M4005
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
46M4116
0U 24 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord
46M4137
0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+N+Gnd cord
46M4134
0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 50A 3 Phase PDU with CS8365L 3P+Gnd cord
Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
71762NX
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module (without line cord)
71763NU
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3ph with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
39M2816
DPI C13 Enterprise PDU+ (without line cord)
39Y8941
DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU (without line cord)
C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8948
DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU (without line cord)
39Y8923
DPI 60A 3 Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC 309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord
Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8938
DPI 30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P line cord
39Y8939
DPI 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord
39Y8934
DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
39Y8940
DPI 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
39Y8935
DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
Universal PDUs (7x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
00YE443
DPI Universal 7 C13 PDU (with 2 m IEC 320-C19 to C20 rack power cord)
39Y8951
DPI Universal Rack PDU with US LV and HV line cords
39Y8952
DPI Universal Rack PDU with CEE7-VII Europe line cord
39Y8953
DPI Universal Rack PDU with Denmark line cord
39Y8954
DPI Universal Rack PDU with Israel line cord
39Y8955
DPI Universal Rack PDU with Italy line cord
39Y8956
DPI Universal Rack PDU with South Africa line cord
39Y8957
DPI Universal Rack PDU with UK line cord
39Y8958
DPI Universal Rack PDU with AS/NZ line cord
39Y8959
DPI Universal Rack PDU with China line cord
39Y8962
DPI Universal Rack PDU (Argentina)
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Part number
Description
39Y8960
DPI Universal Rack PDU (Brazil)
39Y8961
DPI Universal Rack PDU (India)
NEMA PDUs (6x NEMA 5-15R outlets)
39Y8905
DPI 100-127V PDU with Fixed NEMA L5-15P line cord
Line cords for PDUs that ship without a line cord
40K9611
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 3P+N+G)
40K9612
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G)
40K9613
DPI 63a Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G)
40K9614
DPI 30a Line Cord (NEMA L6-30P)
40K9615
DPI 60a Cord (IEC 309 2P+G)
40K9617
DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu
Uninterruptible power supply units
The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo that can be
used in System x3550 M5 solutions.
Table 40. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number
Description
55941AX
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55941KX
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55942AX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55942KX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55943AX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55943KX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55945KX
RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55946KX
RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948KX
RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55949KX
RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948PX
RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
55949PX
RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ups
Lenovo Financial Services
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Lenovo Financial Services
Lenovo Financial Services reinforces Lenovo’s commitment to deliver pioneering products and services
that are recognized for their quality, excellence, and trustworthiness. Lenovo Financial Services offers
financing solutions and services that complement your technology solution anywhere in the world.
We are dedicated to delivering a positive finance experience for customers like you who want to maximize
your purchase power by obtaining the technology you need today, protect against technology
obsolescence, and preserve your capital for other uses.
We work with businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and educational institutions to finance
their entire technology solution. We focus on making it easy to do business with us. Our highly experienced
team of finance professionals operates in a work culture that emphasizes the importance of providing
outstanding customer service. Our systems, processes and flexible policies support our goal of providing
customers with a positive experience.
We finance your entire solution. Unlike others, we allow you to bundle everything you need from hardware
and software to service contracts, installation costs, training fees, and sales tax. If you decide weeks or
months later to add to your solution, we can consolidate everything into a single invoice.
Our Premier Client services provide large accounts with special handling services to ensure these complex
transactions are serviced properly. As a premier client, you have a dedicated finance specialist who
manages your account through its life, from first invoice through asset return or purchase. This specialist
develops an in-depth understanding of your invoice and payment requirements. For you, this dedication
provides a high-quality, easy, and positive financing experience.
For your region specific offers please ask your Lenovo sales representative or your technology provider
about the use of Lenovo Financial Services. For more information, see the following Lenovo website:
http://www.lenovofs.com
Related publications and links
For more information, see these resources:
Lenovo servers product page
http://www.lenovo.com/systems/servers
System x3550 M5 Type 5463 documentation
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systemx/documentation/topic/com.lenovo.sysx.5463.doc/
c_product_page.html
US Announcement Letter - May 5, 2015
http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS115-066
US Announcement Letter - September 9, 2014
http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS114-141
ServerProven hardware compatibility page for the x3550 M5
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/5463.shtml
xRef - System x Reference Sheets
http://lenovopress.com/xref
Lenovo Support - System x3550 M5
https://support.lenovo.com/products/Servers/Lenovo-x86-servers/Lenovo-System-x3550-M5
System Storage Interoperation Center
http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic
Related product families
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Related product families
Product families related to this document are the following:
2-Socket Rack Servers
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