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IBM System x3400 M3
IBM Redbooks Product Guide
The System x3400 M3 servers are self-contained, high-performance, 5U tower systems designed for web
and business server applications in remote or distributed environments. These servers are highly scalable
in configuration, performance, and availability. They offer two-way SMP power with the latest Intel Xeon
5600 series processors, a dual connector 8-port SAS/SATA RAID controller on hot-swap models, an
embedded Gigabit Ethernet controller, and six PCI Express 2.0 slots. These servers support SATA or
SAS HDDs.
These servers are flexible tower models that deliver the best blend of power, manageability,
expandability, and serviceability. They meet the requirements of server applications in the
small-to-medium businesses that need an affordable general-purpose network server. These servers fit
into business environments where tower configurations are required. Figure 1 shows the IBM® System
x3400 M3.
Figure 1. The IBM System x3400 M3
Did you know
The System x3400 M3 server supports optional spare DIMMs, memory mirroring, and RAID-0, RAID-1,
and RAID-1E support standard with optional RAID-5, RAID-6, RAID-10, and RAID-50 available. It
features large amounts of internal expansion and I/O support. Comprehensive systems management
tools such as advanced diagnostics, Predictive Failure Analysis, and the ability to control resources from
a single point make it easy to deploy, integrate, service, and manage from any location.
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Key features
The IBM System x3400 M3 has the following features.
Performance
The x3400 M3 offers numerous features to boost performance and reduce costs:
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Up to two 6-core Intel Xeon 5600 series processors offering superior performance. Xeon 5600 series
processors offer up to 54% better performance than the previous generation 5500 series processors
(workload dependent).
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16 DIMMs of registered 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC memory provide speed, high availability, and a
memory capacity of up to 128 GB.
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High-performance 6 Gbps SAS RAID controllers and 15K RPM 6 Gbps SAS disk drives in a variety of
capacities to suit your local storage requirements.
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The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of or along with traditional spinning drives (HDDs) can
significantly improve I/O performance. An SSD can support 20,000 I/O operations per second (IOPS)
whereas a typical HDD handles fewer than 500 IOPS.
Flexibility and scalability
The x3400 M3 has the ability to grow with your application requirements with these features:
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A choice of 4-core or 6-core processors with clock rates from 1.6 GHz to 3.6 GHz.
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16 DIMM sockets allowing memory expansion of up to 128 GB.
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Up to two redundant hot-swap 920 W AC power supplies.
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Seven USB 2.0 ports available - two front, four rear, and one internal for an embedded hypervisor.
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The tower chassis can be converted to a 5U rack-mount chassis with the optional tower-to-rack
conversion kit.
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Storage bay flexibility: Up to 16 hot-swap 2.5" drive bays for SAS or SATA HDDs, or solid-state drives
(intermixing supported) in addition to a bay for an internal optical drive.
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Direct-attach SAS storage with the EXP2512, EXP2524, and EXP3000 storage enclosures is
supported. IBM System Storage servers, including network-attached storage (NAS), and iSCSI or
Fibre Channel-attached storage, can also be attached.
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Up to seven PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 I/O slots for increased network or storage connectivity. Optional
PCI-X slots for specialized adapters.
Manageability and security
Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3400 M3:
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The x3400 M3 includes an Integrated Management Module (IMM) to monitor server availability,
perform Predictive Failure Analysis, and trigger IBM Systems Director alerts.
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An optional Virtual Media Key enables additional systems management capabilities, including
web-based out-of-band remote control (keyboard video and mouse), remote optical drive support,
Windows “blue screen” error capture, and support for LDAP and SSL protocols.
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Text Console Redirection support allows the administrator to remotely view x3500 M3 text messages
over Serial or LAN connections.
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Integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) next-generation BIOS.
New capabilities include:
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Human readable event logs — no more beep codes.
Complete out-of-band coverage by the Advance Settings Utility to simplify remote setup.
A complete setup solution, allowing adapter configuration functions to be moved into UEFI.
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Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support.
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Industry-standard AES NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
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Integrated IPMI 2.0 support alerts IBM Systems Director to anomalous environmental factors, such as
voltage and thermal conditions. It also supports highly secure remote power control using data
encryption.
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IBM Systems Director is available for proactive systems management. IBM Systems Director comes
with a portfolio of tools, including IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, IBM Service and
Support Manager, and others. IBM Systems Director also offers extended systems management tools
for additional server management and increased availability. When a problem is encountered, IBM
Systems Director can issue administrator alerts via email, pager, and other methods.
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IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager provides advanced power management features with
actual real-time energy monitoring, reporting, and capping features.
Availability and serviceability
The System x3400 M3 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:
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The server offer Chipkill ECC memory protection (when using x4 DIMMs). Chipkill memory is up to
16 times better than standard ECC memory at correcting memory errors. This can help reduce
downtime caused by memory errors.
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The server offers memory mirroring for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
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The server supports up to two redundant hot-swap 920 W AC power supplies.
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Toolless cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as HDDs and
memory. Similarly, the Virtual Media Key and the ServeRAID controller can be installed and replaced
without tools. This means less time (and therefore less money) spent servicing the x3400 M3.
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The server offers hot-swap and redundant fan modules and power supplies and hot-swap disk drives
(redundant when implemented in conjuction with a RAID controller). These features mean greater
system uptime.
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Toolless slides ship with the server, together with a cable management arm (CMA), that allows the
rack server to easily slide into place.
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A light path diagnostics panel and individual light path LEDs quickly lead the technician to failed (or
failing) components. This simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve
system availability.
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Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for
greater uptime.
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The three-year (parts and labor) limited onsite warranty provides peace of mind and greater
investment protection than a one-year warranty does.
Energy efficiency
The System x3400 M3 has an energy-efficient design with features including the following:
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Low-voltage processors draw less energy and produce less waste heat than high-voltage processors,
thus helping to reduce data center energy costs. Available 4-core Xeon 5600 series processors use
only 40 W and 6-core processors consume as little as 60 W.
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Optional solid-state drives (SSDs) use only 2 W of power per drive, compared to 9 - 10 W for 2.5-inch
HDDs. This is as much as 80% less power than a 2.5-inch HDD would use, with a corresponding
reduction in heat output that further improves the overall bottom line.
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Support for 1.35 V low-voltage DDR3 memory DIMMs that consume 20% less energy.
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Energy-efficient components, including low-voltage transistors and voltage regulator modules, and
power supplies that are up to 90% efficient.
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The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes in the chassis. Hexagonal holes can be grouped more
densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system chassis. This ultimately
results in reduced operational costs.
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Locations of key components and connectors
Figures 2 and 3 show the front and rear of the server.
Figure 2. Front view of the IBM System x3400 M3
Figure 3. Rear view of the IBM System x3400 M3
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Figure 4 shows the locations of key components inside the server.
Figure 4. Inside view of the IBM System x3400 M3
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Standard specifications
The following table lists the standard specifications.
Table 1. Standard specifications (part 1)
Components
Specification
Form factor
Tower or 5U Rack.
Processor
Up to two six-core (up to 3.46 GHz) or quad-core (up to 2.66 GHz) Intel Xeon 5600 series
processors with QuickPath Interconnect technology up to 6.4 GT/s, and up to 1333 MHz
memory speed. Supports specific Quad-core Intel Xeon 5500 series processors via
Configure-To-Order (CTO).
Memory cache
Up to 12 MB L3 for Xeon 5600 processors. Up to 8 MB L3 for Xeon 5500 processors.
Chipset
Intel 5520.
Memory
Up to 16 DIMM sockets (eight DIMMs per processor). Up to 128 GB with 8 GB DDR3 RDIMMs
and 16 populated DIMM slots (up to 64 GB with eight DIMMs per processor), or up to 48 GB
with 4 GB DDR3 UDIMMs and 12 populated DIMM slots (up to 24 GB with six DIMMs per
processor).
Memory
protection
ECC, ChipKill (for x4-based memory DIMMs), memory mirroring, and memory sparing.
Disk drive bays
Up to four 3.5" Simple-Swap SATA HDDs, or up to eight 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs, or up
to 16 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs or solid-state drives. If the 670 W fixed power supply is
used, only up to four 3.5-inch drives can be installed or up to eight 2.5-inch drives can be
installed.
Maximum
internal storage
Up to 12 TB with 3TB 3.5" SS SATA HDDs, or up to 24 TB with 3TB 3.5" HS SATA HDDs, or up
to 9.6 TB with 600 GB 2.5" HS SAS HDDs. Intermix of SAS/SATA is supported.
RAID support
RAID 0, 1, 1E with ServeRAID BR10il v2 or M1015; RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 with M5014 or M5015.
An optional upgrade to RAID 5 is available for M1015. An optional upgrade to RAID 6, 60 is
available for M5014/M5015.
Optical drive
bays
One with support for HH DVD-ROM or Multiburner (for all models except 8x 3.5" HDDs), or one
with support for UltraSlim DVD-ROM or Multiburner (for 8x 3.5" HDD models).
Tape drive bays Two with support for HH internal tape drives. A maximum of one or two internal tape drives can
be installed (tape drive dependent).
Ethernet
Integrated two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Broadcom 5716C controller.
PCI Expansion
slots
The server supports up to eight PCI Express slots (six slots are on the system planar and one or
two slots are on the extender card. The slot form factors are as follows.
System planar:
 Slot 1: PCIe 2.0 x8, full height, half length
 Slot 2: PCIe 2.0 x16 (x8 wired), full height, full length
 Slot 3: PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 wired), full height, full length
 Slot 4: PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 wired), full height, full length
 Slot 5: PCIe 2.0 x8, full height, full length
 Slot 6: PCI 32-bit/33 MHz, full height, half length
PCI Express extender card (comes with standard models):
 Slot 7: PCIe x8 (x4 wired), full height, half length
PCI-X extender card (only available in CTO):
 Slot 7: PCI-X 64-bit/133 MHz, full height, half length
 Slot 8: PCI-X 64 bit/133 MHz, full height, half length
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Table 1. Standard specifications (part 2)
Components
Specification
External ports
Two USB 2.0 on front. Four USB 2.0, one DB-15 video, one DB-9 serial, one RJ-45 systems
management, two RJ-45 network ports on rear. One internal USB port for embedded
hypervisor. One internal USB port for internal USB tape drive.
Cooling
IBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ with three hot swap (non-redundant) fans
Power supply
Up to two redundant hot-swap 920 W AC power supplies or one fixed 670 W AC power supply
(model dependent).
Hot-swap
components
Hard drives, power supplies, fans.
Systems
management
UEFI, IBM Integrated Management Module (IMM), Predictive Failure Analysis, Light Path
Diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director* and IBM Systems Director Active
Energy Manager™, IBM ServerGuide. Optional Virtual Media Key for remote presence
(graphics, keyboard and mouse, virtual media).
Security
features
Power-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
Video
Matrox G200eV with 16 MB memory integrated into the IMM. Maximum resolution is 1280x1024
at 75 Hz with 16M colors.
Operating
systems
supported
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2008, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server 10 and 11, VMware ESX 4.0 and 4.1, VMware ESXi 4.0 and 4.1 embedded
hypervisor.
Limited
warranty
One-year (7378) or 3-year (7379) customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with
9x5/next-business-day response time.
Service and
support
Optional service upgrades are available through IBM ServicePacs®: 4-hour or 2-hour response
time, 8-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, remote technical support for IBM
hardware and selected IBM and third-party (Microsoft, Linux, VMware) software.
Dimensions
Width: 218 mm (8.6 in), depth: 767 mm (30.2 in), height: 440 mm (17.3 in)
Weight
Minimum configuration: 27.10 kg (59.7 lb), Maximum configuration: 37.85 kg (83.4 lb)
* Effective October 12, 2012, or until supply is depleted, IBM will discontinue the shipment of IBM Systems Director
DVDs with IBM System x servers and IBM BladeCenter chassis. IBM Systems Director Express Edition and IBM
Systems Director Standard Edition, which include software subscription and support, continue to be available for
IBM System x servers and IBM Blade Centers.
The x3400 M3 servers are shipped with the following items:
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Statement of Limited Warranty.
Important Notices.
Documentation CD that contains the Installation and User's Guide.
Country-specific models might have one 2.8 m country-specific line cord (country dependent).
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Standard models
The following table lists the standard models.
Table 2. Standard models
Model†
Intel Processor*
(2 maximum)
RAM
Disk
controller
Disk bays
(std/max)
Disks
Network
Optical
Power supply
Models announced February 2011
7378/
7379-A2x
1x E5603 4C 1.60 GHz
4 MB 1066 MHz
1x 2 GB
Integrated SATA
(no RAID)
4x 3.5"
SS / 4
Open
2 x GbE
DVD
1x 670 W
Fixed
7378/
7379-A4x
1x E5603 4C 1.60 GHz
4 MB 1066 MHz
1x 2 GB
ServeRAID
BR10il v2
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open
2 x GbE
DVD
1x 670 W
Fixed
7378/
7379-B2x
1x E5606 4C 2.13 GHz
8 MB 1066 MHz
1x 2 GB
Integrated SATA
(no RAID)
4x 3.5"
SS / 4
Open
2 x GbE
DVD
1x 670 W
Fixed
7378/
7379-B4x
1x E5606 4C 2.13 GHz
8 MB 1066 MHz
1x 2 GB
ServeRAID
BR10il v2
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open
2 x GbE
DVD
1x 670 W
Fixed
7378/
7379-C2x
1x E5607 4C 2.26 GHz
8 MB 1066 MHz
1x 2 GB
ServeRAID
BR10il v2
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open
2 x GbE
DVD
1x 670 W
Fixed
7378/
7379-56x
1x E5620 4C 2.40 GHz
12 MB 1066 MHz
1x 4 GB
ServeRAID
BR10il v2
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open
2 x GbE
DVD
1x 670 W
Fixed
7378/
7379-58x
1x E5620 4C 2.40 GHz
12 MB 1066 MHz
1x 4 GB
ServeRAID
M1015
8x 2.5"
HS / 16
Open
2 x GbE
DVD
1 x 920 W
Hot-swap
7378/
7379-D2x
1x E5645 6C 2.40 GHz
12 MB 1333 MHz
1x 4 GB
ServeRAID
M1015
8x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
2 x GbE
DVD
1x 670 W
Fixed
7378/
7379-F2x
1x E5649 6C 2.53 GHz
12 MB 1333 MHz
1x 4 GB
ServeRAID
M5014
16x 2.5"
HS / 16
Open
2 x GbE
DVD
1 x 920 W
Hot-swap
† The x3400 M3 is available as machine type 7378 with a 1-year warranty (AP only) or as machine type 7379 with a
3-year warranty. This is the only difference between systems of the same model (for example, comparing 7378-A2x
and 7379-A2x).
* In the processor column: Standard quantity of processors, processor model, core speed, cores, L3 cache, memory
speed.
Refer to the Standard Specifications section for information about standard features of the server.
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Express models
The following table lists the region-specific Express models. Express models are preconfigured with
additional components, such as processors and memory, to make the ordering and installation process
simpler.
Table 3. Express models (part 1)
Model
Intel Xeon Processor* (2 max)
Region
NA and LA
7379-E1U
RAM
RAID
Disk bays
Disks
GbE
DVD
PS
1x E5503 2.0GHz 2C 4MB 800MHz
3x 2GB
BR10ilv2
4x 3.5" SS / 4
Optional
2
DVD
1
7379-E2U
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
3x 4GB
BR10ilv2
4x 3.5" HS / 4
Optional
2
DVD
1
7379-E3U
1x E5620 2.40GHz 4C 12MB 1066MHz
3x 4GB
M1015
8x 2.5" HS / 16
Optional
2
DVD
1
Region
NE and SW IOT
7379-K1G
1x E5503 2.0GHz 2C 4MB 800MHz
1x 2GB
BR10il v2
4x 3.5" SS / 4
Optional
2
DVD
1
7379-K2G
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
1x 4GB
M1015
4x 3.5" HS / 8
Optional
2
Multi
1
7379-K3G
1x E5507 2.26GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
1x 4GB
M1015(a)
8x 2.5" HS / 16
Optional
2
Multi
1
7379-K4G
1x E5620 2.40GHz 4C 12MB 1066MHz
1x 4GB
M1015(a)
8x 2.5" HS / 16
Optional
2
Multi
2
7379-K8G
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
1x 4GB
M5014
4x 3.5" HS / 8
Optional
2
Multi
2
7379-KDG
1x E5620 2.40GHz 4C 12MB 1066MHz
1x 4GB
M5014
8x 2.5" HS / 16
2x 146GB
2
Multi
1
Region
CEE and MEA IOT
7379-K5G
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
2x 4GB
M1015
4x 3.5" HS / 8
Optional
2
Multi
1
7379-K6G
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
1x 4GB
M5014
8x 2.5" HS / 16
2x 146GB
2
Multi
2
7379-K8G
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
1x 4GB
M5014
4x 3.5" HS / 8
Optional
2
Multi
2
7379-KDG
1x E5620 2.40GHz 4C 12MB 1066MHz
1x 4GB
M5014
8x 2.5" HS / 16
2x 146GB
2
Multi
1
7379-KBG
1x E5620 2.40GHz 4C 12MB 1066MHz
1x 4GB
M5014
4x 3.5" HS / 8
Optional
2
Multi
1
Region
RCIS
7379-K9G
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
1x 4GB
M5014
4x 3.5" HS / 8
Optional
2
Multi
1
7379-KAG
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
1x 4GB
M5014(b)
4x 3.5" HS / 8
Optional
2
Multi
1
7379-KBG
1x E5620 2.40GHz 4C 12MB 1066MHz
1x 4GB
M5014
4x 3.5" HS / 8
Optional
2
Multi
1
7379-KCG
1x E5620 2.40GHz 4C 12MB 1066MHz
2x 4GB
M5015(b)
8x 2.5" HS / 16
Optional
2
Multi
1
* In the processor column: standard quantity of processors, processor model, core speed, cores, L3 cache, memory
speed.
(a) The RAID controller in this model includes the ServeRAID M1000 Advance Feature Key, 46M0832, or M5000
Advance Feature Key, 46M0832 (depending on controller installed).
(b) The RAID controller in this model includes a battery.
(n) The ServeRAID M5015 controller in this model does not include a battery.
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Table 3. Express models (part 2)
Model
Intel Xeon Processor* (2 max)
RAM
RAID
Disk bays
Disks
GbE
DVD
PS
Region
Japan
7379-PAM
1x E5503 2.0GHz 2C 4MB 800MHz
2x 2GB
BR10ilv2
4x 3.5" HS / 8
2x 1TB
2
DVD
1
7379-PAN
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
2x 2GB
M5014(b)
4x 3.5" HS / 8
3x 300GB
2
DVD
1
Region
China
7379-I01
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
1x 4GB
M1015
8x 2.5" HS / 8
1x 146GB
2
DVD
1
7379-I05
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
1x 4GB
M5015(nb)
8x 2.5" HS / 8
1x 146GB
2
DVD
1
7379-I21
1x E5620 2.40GHz 4C 12MB 1066MHz
1x 4GB
M1015
8x 2.5" HS / 8
1x 146GB
2
DVD
1
7379-I25
1x E5620 2.40GHz 4C 12MB 1066MHz
1x 4GB
M5015(nb)
8x 2.5" HS / 8
1x 146GB
2
DVD
1
Region
ISA
7379-I4S
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
1x 2GB
BR10i
4x 3.5" SS / 4
1x 250GB
2
DVD
1
7379-I3S
1x E5507 2.26GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
1x 4GB
BR10i
8x 2.5" HS / 16
1x 146GB
2
DVD
2
Region
Hong Kong
7379-I5H
1x E5506 2.13GHz 4C 4MB 800MHz
2x 2GB
M5014
4x 3.5" HS / 4
Optional
2
DVD
1
* In the processor column: Standard quantity of processors, processor model, core speed, cores, L3 cache, memory
speed.
(a) The RAID controller in this model includes the ServeRAID M1000 Advance Feature Key, 46M0832, or M5000
Advance Feature Key, 46M0832 (depending on the controller installed).
(b) The RAID controller in this model includes a battery.
(n) The ServeRAID M5015 controller in this model does not include a battery.
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Processor options
The server supports the processor options listed in the following table. The server supports up to two
processors. The table also shows which server models have each processor standard. If there is no
corresponding where-used model for a particular processor, then this processor is only available through
CTO.
Table 4. Processor options
Feature
code**
Description
Standard models
where used
Intel Xeon 5600 series processors
A0VC / A0VD Intel Xeon Processor E5603 4C 1.60GHz 4 MB Cache 1066MHz 80w
A2x, A4x
A0VE / A0VF
B2x, B4x
Intel Xeon Processor E5606 4C 2.13GHz 8 MB Cache 1066MHz 80w
A0VG / A0VH Intel Xeon Processor E5607 4C 2.26GHz 8 MB Cache 1066MHz 80w
C2x
4493 / 4631
Intel Xeon Processor E5620 4C 2.40GHz 12 MB Cache 1066MHz 80w
52x, 54x, 56x, 58x
4494 / 4632
Intel Xeon Processor E5630 4C 2.53GHz 12 MB Cache 1066MHz 80w
62x
4495 / 4633
Intel Xeon Processor E5640 4C 2.66GHz 12 MB Cache 1066MHz 80w
72x, 74x
A0VJ / A0VK
Intel Xeon Processor E5645 6C 2.40GHz 12 MB Cache 1333MHz 80w
D2x
A0VL / A0VM Intel Xeon Processor E5649 6C 2.53GHz 12 MB Cache 1333MHz 80w
F2x
0723 / 7683
Intel Xeon Processor L5609 4C 1.86GHz 12 MB Cache 1066MHz 40w
-
0722 / 7682
Intel Xeon Processor L5630 4C 2.13GHz 12 MB Cache 1066MHz 40w
-
0721 / 7681
Intel Xeon Processor L5640 6C 2.26GHz 12 MB Cache 1333MHz 60w
-
4496 / 4634
Intel Xeon Processor X5650 6C 2.66GHz 12 MB Cache 1333MHz 95w
-
4497 / 4635
Intel Xeon Processor X5660 6C 2.80GHz 12 MB Cache 1333MHz 95w
-
4498 / 4636
Intel Xeon Processor X5670 6C 2.93GHz 12 MB Cache 1333MHz 95w
-
A0VS / A0VT
Intel Xeon Processor X5675 6C 3.06GHz 12 MB Cache 1333MHz 95w
-
Intel Xeon 5500 series processors
0705 / 4639*
Intel Xeon Processor E5503 2C 2.0 GHz 4 MB Cache 800 MHz 80w
22x, 24x
6656 / 6955
Intel Xeon Processor E5504 4C 2.00 GHz 4 MB Cache 800MHz 80w
-
4428 / 4427
Intel Xeon Processor E5506 4C 2.13 GHz 4 MB Cache 800MHz 80w
32x, 34x
0706 / 4640*
Intel Xeon Processor E5507 4C 2.26 GHz 4 MB Cache 800MHz 80w
42x
4425 / 4424
Intel Xeon Processor E5540 4C 2.53 GHz 8 MB Cache 1066MHz 80w
-
** The first feature code is for Processor 1. The second feature code is for Processor 2.
* Withdrawn from marketing.
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Memory options
IBM DDR3 memory is compatibility tested and tuned for optimal System x performance and throughput.
IBM memory specifications are integrated into the light path diagnostics for immediate system
performance feedback and optimum system uptime. From a service and support standpoint, IBM memory
automatically assumes the IBM system warranty, and IBM provides service and support worldwide.
The IBM System x3400 M3 supports DDR3 memory. The server supports up to eight DIMMs when one
processor is installed and up to 16 DIMMs when two processors are installed. However, the maximum
number of DIMMs is limited by the number of ranks in the DIMMs:

RDIMMs
Up to 16 single-rank RDIMMs for a maximum of 64 GB (16x 4 GB)
Up to 16 dual-rank RDIMMs for a maximum of 128 GB (16x 8 GB)



UDIMMs
Up to 16 single-rank UDIMMs for a maximum of 16 GB (16x 1 GB)
Up to 16 dual-rank UDIMMs for a maximum of 64 GB (16x 4 GB)


Each CPU has three memory channels, two of which contain three DIMMs per channel and the third
contains two DIMMs. RDIMMs can be populated up to three per channel. However, UDIMMs can only be
populated two DIMMs per channel. That is, you can have up to 16 RDIMMs installed in the server, but
only up to 12 UDIMMs. Mixing UDIMMs and RDIMMs is not supported.
Maximum memory speed is limited by memory speed supported by the specific CPU (that is, if the CPU
only supports 1066 MHz, then the memory speed cannot exceed 1066 MHz in any case) and by the
number and type of DIMMs installed (whatever is lower), as follows:



Intel Xeon 5600 series processors:

1333 MHz when one or two single-rank or dual-rank RDIMMs per channel are installed or one
UDIMM per channel is installed

1066 MHz when two UDIMMs per channel are installed

800 MHz when three single-rank or dual-rank RDIMMs per channel are installed
Quad-core Intel Xeon 5500 series processors:

1333 MHz when one single-rank or dual-rank RDIMM per channel is installed or one UDIMM per
channel is installed

1066 MHz when two single-rank or dual-rank RDIMMs per channel are installed, or two UDIMMs
per channel are installed

800 MHz when three single-rank or dual-rank RDIMMs per channel are installed
Dual-core Intel Xeon 5500 series processors only support memory speed at 800 MHz.
The server supports both 1.5 V and 1.35 V DIMMs. Mixing 1.5 V and 1.35 V DIMMs in the same server is
supported for Intel Xeon 5600 series processor-based systems. In such a case, all DIMMs operate at 1.5
V. Intel Xeon 5500 series processor-based systems do not support 1.35 V DIMMs.
The following memory protection technologies are supported:




ECC
ChipKill (for x4-based RDIMMs)
Memory mirroring
Memory sparing
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If memory mirroring is used, then DIMMs must be installed in pairs (a minimum of one pair per CPU), and
both DIMMs in a pair must be identical in type and size. If memory sparing is used, then DIMMs must be
installed in sets of three, and all DIMMs in the same set must be identical in type and size. Memory
sparing is only supported for Intel Xeon 5600 series processor-based systems.
The following table lists memory options available for the x3400 M3 server.
Table 5. Memory options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
quantity
supported
Standard
models
where used
49Y1405
8940
2GB (1x2GB, 1Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8 per CPU)
A2x, A4x, B2x,
B4x, C2x
49Y1433*
8934
2GB (1x2GB, 2Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3
1333MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8 per CPU)
22x, 24x, 32x,
34x, 42x
49Y1406
8941
4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8 per CPU)
-
49Y1435*
8936
4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3
1333MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8 per CPU)
52x, 54x, 62x,
72x, 74x
49Y1407
8942
4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8 per CPU)
56x, 58x, D2x,
F2x
49Y1397
8923
8GB (1x8GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
16 (8 per CPU)
-
49Y1403
A0QS
2 GB (1x 2 GB, 1Rx8, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
DDR3 1333 MHz LP UDIMM
12 (6 per CPU)
-
49Y1404
8648
4 GB (1x 4 GB, 2Rx8, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
DDR3 1333 MHz LP UDIMM
12 (6 per CPU)
-
RDIMMs
UDIMMs
* Withdrawn from marketing.
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Internal disk storage options
IBM System x3400 M3 server supports the following internal storage configurations:




Four 3.5" simple-swap or four 3.5" hot-swap SATA hard drive bays
Eight 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA hard drive bays
Eight 2.5" SFF hot-swap SAS/SATA SFF hard drive bays
16x 2.5" SFF hot-swap SAS/SATA SFF hard drive bays
Figure 5 shows these configurations.
Figure 5. Internal drive configurations
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Standard models of x3400 M3 ship with either four 3.5" SS SATA HHD bays (configuration 1 in Figure 5),
four 3.5" HS SAS/SATA HDD bays (also configuration 1), or eight 2.5" SAS/SATA hot-swap hard drive
bays (configuration 3). The following table shows internal storage expansion options available for the
x3400 M3 server.
Table 6. Internal storage expansion options
Part
number
Feature
code
Name
Maximum
supported
69Y0894 1731
Additional 4x 3.5-inch LFF hot-swap SAS/SATA HDD upgrade kit
(used in configuration 2 in Figure 5)
1
69Y0895 1725
Additional 8x 2.5-inch SFF hot-swap SAS/SATA HDD upgrade kit
1
(includes a 6 Gbps SAS expander) (used in configuration 4, as shown in Figure
5)
These options are used in the following ways:

69Y0894 upgrades models with four 3.5" hot-swap HDD bays to eight 3.5" hot-swap HDD bays
(configuration 2 in Figure 5). Disk backplanes are directly connected to the ports on the RAID
controller. If this option is used, then only one UltraSlim optical drive can be installed. Internal tapes
are not supported in this configuration.

69Y0895 upgrades models with eight 2.5" hot-swap HDD bays to 16x 2.5" hot-swap HDD bays
(configuration 4 in Figure 5). This option includes a SAS expander card that fits into a regular PCI-E
slot, decreasing the number of available slots by one. The RAID controller occupies a separate PCI-E
slot. Two PCI-E slots are occupied by storage cards in this configuration. Disk backplanes are
connected to the SAS expander, and the SAS expander is connected to the RAID controller.
The following table lists the RAID controllers and additional options used for internal disk storage of the
x3400 M3 server.
Table 7. RAID controllers for internal storage
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
49Y4731
9742
ServeRAID-BR10il SAS/SATA Controller V2 1
A4x, B4x, C2x, 56x, 24x, 34x,
42x, 52x
81Y4492
A1XL
ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller
1
-
46M0832
9749
ServeRAID M1000 Series Advance Feature
Key
1
-
46M0831
0095
ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller
1
58x, D2x, 54x, 62x, 72x
46M0917
5744
ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit
1
-
46M0930
5106
ServeRAID M5000 Series Advance Feature
Key
1†
-
81Y4426
A10C
ServeRAID M5000 Series Performance
Accelerator Key
1†
-
46M0916
3877
ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller
1
F2x
46M0829
0093
ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller
2*
74x
Maximu
m
support
ed
Standard models
where used
† Only one key is supported in each controller, either the Advance Feature Key or the Performance Accelerator Key.
* Two M5015 RAID controllers are only supported via CTO in a sixteen 2.5" HDD bays configuration.
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The ServeRAID BR10il v2 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:






One Mini-SAS internal connector
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 1E
3 Gbps throughput per port
Based on the LSI 1064E controller
PCI Express 2.0 x4 host interface
Stripe size: 64 KB (fixed)
The ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:










Four internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
One x4 mini-SAS internal connector (SFF-8087)
6 Gbps throughput per port
Based on LSI SAS2004 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
x4 PCI Express 2.0 host interface
Supports RAID 0, 1, 1E, and 10
Supports up to two integrated volumes
Supports up to two global hot-spare drives
Supports drive sizes greater than 2 TB for RAID 0, 1E, and 10 (not RAID 1)
Fixed stripe size of 64 KB
The ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:







Two Mini-SAS internal connectors
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional ServeRAID M1000 Series Advanced Feature Key
6 Gbps throughput per port
Based on the LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
Configurable stripe size up to 64 KB
The ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:









Two Mini-SAS internal connectors
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50
Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key
Performance optimization for drives with optional M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key
6 Gbps throughput per port
PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps ROC controller
256 MB of onboard cache
Optional Intelligent Li-Ion-based battery backup unit with the ServeRAID M5000 Series Battery Kit
The ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:









Two Mini-SAS internal connectors
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50
Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key
Performance optimization for drives with optional M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key
6 Gbps throughput per port
PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps ROC controller
512 MB of onboard cache
Standard Intelligent Li-Ion-based battery backup unit with up to 48 hours of data retention
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The ServeRAID-MR10i SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:










Full-height (3U), half-length card
Two internal x4 SFF-8087 connectors
PCI Express x8 host interface
SAS Controller: LSI 1078e
3 Gbps per port data transfer rate
Supports SAS 3 Gbps and SATA 2
256 MB cache
Optional Li-Ion battery backup
Maximum stripe size: 1024 KB
RAID levels: RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
The ServeRAID MR10M SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:










MD2 form factor card (2U low-profile height)
Two SFF-8088 SAS x4 external connectors
PCI Express x8 host interface
SAS Controller: LSI 1078e
3 Gbps per port data transfer rate
Supports SAS 3 Gbps and SATA 2
256 MB cache
Li-Ion battery backup
Maximum stripe size: 1024 KB
RAID levels : RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the RAID adapters category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=raid
The following table lists hard drive options for internal disk storage of the x3400 M3 server.
Table 8. Disk drive options (Part 1)
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported*
3.5" Simple-Swap SATA and NL SATA HDDs
81Y9778
A280
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD
4
42D0787
5416
IBM 2 TB 7200 NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD
4
39M4514
5288
500 GB 7200 RPM 3.5" Simple-Swap SATA II
4
3.5" Hot-Swap SATA and NL SATA HDD
81Y9774
A27Z
IBM 3 TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
8
42D0782
5415
IBM 2 TB 7200 NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
8
43W7626
5560
IBM 1 TB 7200 SATA 3.5" HS HDD
8
39M4530
5196
500 GB 7200 RPM 3.5" Hot-Swap SATA II
8
* If the server has a 670 W fixed power supply installed, then only up to four 3.5-inch drives can be installed or up to
eight 2.5-inch drives can be installed.
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Table 8. Disk drive options (Part 2)
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported*
3.5" Hot-Swap SAS HDDs
44W2244
5313
IBM 600 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
8
44W2239
5312
IBM 450 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
8
44W2234
5311
IBM 300 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
8
3.5" Hot-Swap NL SAS HDDs
81Y9758
A281
IBM 3 TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
8
42D0767
5417
IBM 2 TB 7.2 K 6 Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
8
42D0777
5418
IBM 1 TB 7.2 K 6 Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
8
2.5" Hot-swap SAS-SSD Hybrid Drive
00AD102
A4G7
IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS Hybrid
16
2.5" Hot-Swap NL SATA HDDs
81Y9730
A1AV
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD
16
81Y9726
A1NZ
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD
16
81Y9722
A1NX
IBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD
16
2.5" Hot-Swap 10K SAS HDDs
00AD075
A48S
IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD
16
81Y9650
A282
IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" Slim-HS HDD
16
49Y2003
5433
IBM 600 GB 10 K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
16
42D0637
5599
IBM 300 GB 10 K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
16
2.5" Hot-Swap 15K SAS HDDs
81Y9670
A283
IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
16
42D0677
5536
IBM 146 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
16
2.5" Hot-Swap NL SAS HDDs
81Y9690
A1P3
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
16
42D0707
5409
IBM 500 GB 7200 6 Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD
16
2.5" Solid state drives
00W1125
A3HR
IBM 100GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
16
43W7718
A2FN
IBM 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS SSD
16
49Y5839
A3AS
IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
16
49Y5844
A3AU
IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
16
90Y8643
A2U3
IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
16
90Y8648
A2U4
IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
16
* If the server has a 670 W fixed power supply, then only 4x 3.5-inch drives or 8x 2.5-inch drives can be installed.
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Internal backup units
The server supports the SATA, USB, and SAS internal tape drive and RDX options listed in the following
table. These internal drives are installed in the 5.25" HH bays in the server. However, not all
configurations offer 5.25" HH bays as shown in Figure 5. The configuration rules are:






A maximum of two SATA tape drives, one SAS tape drive, or one USB tape drive is supported.
The SAS tape drive requires a SAS HBA to be installed in the server.
The USB tape and RDX drive connects to the dedicated USB tape drive connector on the system
board.
If two internal tape drives are installed, then the maximum number of optical drives is limited to one.
Configurations with eight 3.5" HDD bay configurations do not support tape drives (Figure 5).
Configurations with 24x 2.5" HDD bay support either one internal tape drive or one internal optical
drive, but not both (Figure 5).
Table 9. Internal tape drives
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
46C5399
5711
IBM DDS Generation 5 USB Tape Drive
1
39M5636
5395
IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive
1
43W8478
5393
IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 SAS Tape Drive
1
44E8895
5397
IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 SAS Tape Drive
1
49Y9898
5345
IBM Internal Half High LTO Gen 5 SAS Tape Drive
1
00D2786
A2VE
IBM RDX Internal USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge
1
00D2787
A2VF
IBM RDX Internal USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge
1
00D2788
A2VG
IBM RDX Internal USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge
1
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Backup units category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=tape
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Optical drives
The server supports the optical drive options listed in the following table.
Table 10. Optical drives
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
None*
4154
IBM HH DVD-ROM
56x, 58x, A2x, A4x, B2x,
B4x,
C2x, D2x, E4x, E6x, F2x,
74x,
E1x, E2x, E3x, 22x, 24x,
32x,
34x, 42Yx, 52x, 54x, 62x,
72x
81Y6404
4155
IBM HH Multiburner DVD
-
46M0901
4161
IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM
E5x,
46M0902
4163
IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA
Multiburner
1
Standard models
where used
-
* This option is only available via CTO or is already installed in standard models.
The two half-high drives in the table can be installed in any available 5.25" drive bays (Figure 5).
Half-High SATA DVD-ROM (feature 4154) supports the following media and speeds for reading:













CD-ROM 48X
CD-DA (DAE) 40X
CD-R 48X
CD-RW 40X
DVD-ROM (single layer) 16X
DVD-ROM (dual layer) 12X
DVD-R (4.7 GB) 16X
DVD-R DL 12X
DVD+R 16X
DVD+R DL 12X
DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 12X
DVD+RW 12X
DVD-RAM (4.7/9.4 GB) 6X
Half-High SATA multiburner (81Y6404) supports the same media and speeds for reading as HH
DVD-ROM. In addition, this drive supports the following media and speeds for writing:











CD-R 24X
CD-RW 4X
High Speed CD-RW 10X
Ultra Speed CD-RW 16X
DVD-R 8X
DVD-R DL 8X
DVD+R 8X
DVD+R DL 8X
DVD-RW 6X
DVD+RW 8X
DVD-RAM 3X
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IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM (part number 46M0901) supports the following media and
speeds for reading:













CD-ROM 24X
CD-DA (DAE) 20X
CD-R 24X
CD-RW 24X
DVD-ROM (single layer) 8X
DVD-ROM (dual layer) 8X
DVD-R (4.7 GB) 6X
DVD-R DL 4X
DVD+R 6X
DVD+R DL 4X
DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 4X
DVD+RW 4X
DVD-RAM (4.7/9.4 GB) 4X
IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner (part number 46M0902) supports the same media and
speeds for reading as DVD-ROM (46M0901), in addition to the following media and speeds for writing:












CD-R 24X
CD-RW 4X
High Speed CD-RW 10X
Ultra Speed CD-RW 16X
Ultra Speed Plus CD-RW 16X
DVD-R 8X
DVD-R DL 6X
DVD+R 8X
DVD+R DL 6X
DVD-RW 6X
DVD+RW 8X
DVD-RAM 5X
I/O expansion options
The server supports up to eight PCI Express slots (six slots are on the system planar and one or two slots
are on the extender card. The slot form factors are as follows.
System planar:






Slot 1: PCIe 2.0 x8, full height, half length
Slot 2: PCIe 2.0 x16 (x8 wired), full height, full length
Slot 3: PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 wired), full height, full length
Slot 4: PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 wired), full height, full length
Slot 5: PCIe 2.0 x8, full height, full length
Slot 6: PCI 32-bit/33 MHz, full height, half length
PCI Express extender card (comes with standard models):

Slot 7: PCIe x8 (x4 wired), full height, half length
PCI-X extender card (only available in CTO):


Slot 7: PCI-X 64-bit/133 MHz, full height, half length
Slot 8: PCI-X 64 bit/133 MHz, full height, half length
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Network adapters
The x3400 M3 supports two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports. Integrated NICs have the following
features:





Broadcom BCM5709C chip
TCP Offload Engine (TOE) support
Wake on LAN support
802.1Q VLAN tagging support
NIC Teaming (load balancing and failover)
The following table lists additional supported network adapters.
Table 11. Network adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
10 Gb Ethernet
49Y7910
A18Y
Broadcom NetXtreme II Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x
3
42C1820
1637
Brocade 10 Gb Dual-port CNA for IBM System x
3
49Y7950
A18Z
Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II for IBM System x
3
49Y7960
A2EC
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x
3
49Y7970
A2ED
Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter for IBM System x
3
81Y9990
A1M4
Mellanox ConnectX-2 Dual Port 10GbE Adapter for IBM System x
3
42C1800
5751
QLogic 10 Gb Dual Port CNA for IBM System x
3
Gigabit Ethernet
39Y6066
1485
NetXtreme II 1000 Express Ethernet Adapter
6
90Y9352
A2V3
Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x
6
90Y9370
A2V4
Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x
6
42C1780
2995
NetXtreme II 1000 Express Dual Port Ethernet Adapter
6
49Y4220
5766
NetXtreme II 1000 Express Quad Port Ethernet Adapter
6
49Y4230
5767
Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for IBM System x
6
49Y4240
5768
Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for IBM System x
6
42C1750
2975
PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter by Intel
6
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Networking adapters category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=networkadapters
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Storage host bus adapters
The following table lists storage HBAs supported by the x3400 M3 server.
Table 12. Storage adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
quantity supported
Fibre Channel
59Y1987
3885
Brocade 4 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
3
59Y1993
3886
Brocade 4 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
3
46M6049
3589
Brocade 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
3
46M6050
3591
Brocade 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
3
81Y1668
A2XU
Brocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
3
81Y1675
A2XV
Brocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
3
42C2069
1698
Emulex 4 Gbps FC Single-Port PCI-e HBA for IBM System x
6
42C2071
1699
Emulex 4 Gbps FC Dual-Port PCI-e HBA for IBM System x
6
42D0485
3580
Emulex 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
6
42D0494
3581
Emulex 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
6
81Y1655
A2W5
Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
3
81Y1662
A2W6
Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
3
39R6525
3567
QLogic 4 Gb FC Single-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x
6
39R6527
3568
QLogic 4 Gb FC Dual-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x
6
42D0501
3578
QLogic 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
6
42D0510
3579
QLogic 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
6
00Y3337
A3KW
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
3
00Y3341
A3KX
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
3
Converged Network Adapters (CNA)*
42C1800
5751
QLogic 10 Gb Dual Port CNA for IBM System x
3
42C1820
1637
Brocade 10 Gb Dual-port CNA for IBM System x
3
39Y6146
2976
QLogic iSCSI Single-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x
6
42C1770
2977
QLogic iSCSI Dual-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x
6
44E8700
3583
IBM 3 Gb SAS HBA v2
3
46M0907
5982
IBM 6 Gb SAS HBA Controller
3
46M0912
3876
IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA
1
iSCSI
SAS
* Converged Network Adapters require SFP+ optical transceivers or DAC cables that must be purchased separately.
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For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Host bus adapters category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=hba
PCIe SSD adapters
The server does not support High IOPS SSD adapters.
Power supplies
The server supports either one 670 W AC fixed power supply or up to two 920 W AC hot-swap redundant
power supplies, providing N+N redundancy. Standard models come with one power supply, either fixed or
hot-swap, depending on the model as listed in Table 2. For models with one 920 W AC hot-swap
redundant power supply, you can add a second power supply by ordering the option listed in the following
table.
Note: If the server has a 670 W fixed power supply installed, then only up to four 3.5-inch drives can be
installed or up to eight 2.5-inch drives can be installed.
Table 13. Power supplies
Part number
Feature code
Description
Maximum supported
44X0381
5056
IBM Redundant Power Supply for x3400/3500
2 (One power supply comes
standard with every model.)
The power supply ships without a line cord. A line cord must be ordered separately (country-specific).
Note: Power supply option 44X0381 is for both the x3400 M3 and the x3500 M3. The power supply option
includes three fans however these fans are only for use with the x3500 M3. They are not used in the
x3400 M3. (The x3400 M3 includes physical space for the fans but there is no electrical connection for the
fans in the x3400 M3.)
Integrated virtualization
The server supports VMware ESXi installed on a USB memory key. The key is installed in a USB socket
inside the server. The following table lists the virtualization options.
Table 14. Virtualization options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
41Y8278
1776
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 4
1
41Y8287
3033
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 4.1
1
41Y8296
A1NP
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 4.1 Update 1
1
41Y8300
A2VC
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.0
1
41Y8307
A383
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.0 Update 1
1
41Y8311
A2R3
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.1
1
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Remote management
The server contains IBM Integrated Management Module (IMM), which provides advanced
service-processor control, monitoring, and an alerting function. If an environmental condition exceeds a
threshold or if a system component fails, the IMM lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records
the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. Optionally, the IMM also provides a virtual
presence capability for remote server management capabilities.
The IMM provides remote server management through industry-standard interfaces:
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Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3
Common Information Model (CIM)
Web browser
The optional virtual media key 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 1280x1024 at 75 Hz, regardless of the system
state
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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
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 15. Remote management option
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
46C7527
5891
IBM Virtual Media Key For Entry Systems
1
Supported operating systems
The server supports the operating systems listed in this section.
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Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition
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Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for AMD64/EM64T
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for AMD64/EM64T
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS/HPC for AMD64/EM64T
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition with Xen
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
VMware ESX 4.0
VMware ESX 4.1
VMware ESXi 4.0
VMware ESXi 4.1
VMware vSphere 5
VMware vSphere 5.1
See the IBM ServerProven® website for the latest information about the specific versions and service
levels supported and any other prerequisites:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/nos/matrix.shtml
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Physical and electrical specifications
Tower:
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Width: 218.0 mm (8.6 in)
Depth: 767.0 mm (30.2 in)
Height: 440.0 mm (17.3 in)
Weight:
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27.10 kg (59.7 lb) (minimum configuration)
37.85 kg (83.4 lb) (maximum configuration)
Rack (using the Tower-to-Rack Conversion Kit, 69Y0893):
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Width: 424.0 mm (16.7 in)
Depth: 702.0 mm (27.6 in)
Height: 218.0 mm (8.6 in)
Weight:
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25.80 kg (56.9 lb) (minimum configuration)
36.00 kg (79.3 lb) (maximum configuration)
Supported environment:
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Air temperature
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Humidity
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Server on: 10 - 35° C (50 - 95° F); altitude: 0 - 915 m (3,000 ft)
Server on: 10 - 32° C (50 - 90° F); altitude: 915 m (3,000 ft) - 2,134 m (7,000 ft)
Server off: 5 - 45° C (41 - 113° F)
Shipment: -40 - 60° C (-40 - 140° F)
Server on: 20 - 80%; maximum dew point 21° C; maximum rate of change 5° C/hr
Server off: 8 - 80%; maximum dew point 27° C
Electrical
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100 to 240 V ac; 50 - 60 Hz; 10 - 5 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
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Btu output
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Minimum configuration: 0.60 kVA
Maximum configuration: 0.82 kVA
Ship configuration: 2013 Btu/hr (590 watts)
Full configuration: 2788 Btu/hr (817 watts)
Acoustical noise emission levels:
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5.5 bels (idling)
6.0 bels (operating)
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Warranty options
The IBM System x3400 M3 has a 1-year (7378) or 3-year (7379) onsite warranty with
9x5/next-business-day terms. IBM offers the warranty service upgrades through IBM ServicePacs,
discussed in this section. The IBM ServicePac is a series of prepackaged warranty maintenance
upgrades and post-warranty maintenance agreements with a well-defined scope of services, including
service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.
IBM ServicePac offerings are country-specific, that is, each country might have its own service types,
service levels, response times, and terms and conditions. Not all covered types of ServicePacs might be
available in a particular country. For more information about IBM ServicePac offerings available in your
country, see the IBM ServicePac Product Selector at:
https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac
The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.
Table 16. Warranty service definitions
Term
Description
IBM onsite
repair (IOR)
A service technician will come to the server's location for equipment repair.
24x7x2 hour
A service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location within two hours after
remote problem determination is completed. We provide service around the clock, every day,
including IBM holidays.
24x7x4 hour
A service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location within four hours after
remote problem determination is completed. We provide service around the clock, every day,
including IBM holidays.
9x5x4 hour
A service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location within four business hours
after remote problem determination is completed. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
in the customer's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays. If after 1:00
p.m. it is determined that onsite service is required, the customer can expect the service technician
to arrive the morning of the following business day. For noncritical service requests, a service
technician will arrive by the end of the following business day.
9x5 next
A service technician is scheduled to arrive at your customer’s location on the business day after we
business day receive your call, following remote problem determination. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. in the customer's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays.
In general, the types of IBM ServicePacs are:
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Warranty and maintenance service upgrades
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One, 2, 3, 4, or 5 years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage
Onsite repair from next business day to 4 or 2 hours
One or 2 years of warranty extension
Remote technical support services
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One or three years with 24x7 coverage (severity 1) or 9x5/next business day for all severities
Installation and startup support for System x servers
Remote technical support for System x servers
Software support - Support Line
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Microsoft or Linux software
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VMware
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IBM Systems Director
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Regulatory compliance
The server conforms to the following international standards:
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FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class A
UL/IEC 60950-1
CSA C22.2 No. 69950-1-03
NOM-019
Argentina IEC60950-1
Japan VCCI, Class A
Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22:2006, Class A
IEC-60950-1:2001 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
Taiwan BSMI CNS 13438, Class A; CNS 14336
China CCC (4943-2001), GB 9254-2008 Class A, GB 17625.1:2003
Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1, GOST R 51318.22-99, GOST R 51318.24-99, GOST R
51317.3.2-2006, GOST R 51317.3.3-99
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)
External disk storage expansion
The external disk storage expansion enclosures listed in the following table are available.
Table 17. External storage expansion enclosures
Part
number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported per one M5025
172701X
IBM System Storage® EXP3000
18 (9 per port)
174712X
IBM System Storage EXP2512 Express
18 (9 per port)
174724X
IBM System Storage EXP2524 Express
9 (9 per port)
17226xx
IBM TotalStorage DS4300 Midrange Disk Systems (all models)
-
17429xx
IBM TotalStorage DS4500 Midrange Disk System (all models)
-
1746A2D
IBM System Storage DS3512 Express Dual Controller Storage System
-
1746A2S
IBM System Storage DS3512 Express Single Controller Storage
System
-
1746A4D
IBM System Storage DS3524 Express Dual Controller Storage System
-
1746A4S
IBM System Storage DS3524 Express Single Controller Storage
System
-
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The hard disk drives listed in the following table are supported with external expansion enclosures.
Table 18. Hard drive options for external expansion enclosures
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity supported
per one enclosure
EXP3000 Hot-Swap SATA 3.5" hard drives
43W7630
IBM 1 TB 7200 Dual Port SATA 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
12
49Y1940
IBM 2 TB 7200 Dual Port SATA 3.5'' Hot-Swap HDD
12
EXP3000 Hot-Swap SAS 3.5" hard drives
44W2234
IBM 300 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
12
44W2239
IBM 450 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
12
44W2244
IBM 600 GB 15 K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
12
EXP2512 Hot-Swap SAS 3.5" hard drives
49Y1899
300 GB 15 K 6 Gb SAS 3.5" HDD
12
49Y1900
450 GB 15 K 6 Gb SAS 3.5" HDD
12
49Y1901
600 GB 15 K 6 Gb SAS 3.5" HDD
12
49Y1903
1 TB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD
12
49Y1902
2 TB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD
12
EXP2524 Hot-Swap SAS 2.5" hard drives
49Y1896
146 GB 15 K 6 Gb SAS 2.5” HDD
24
49Y1895
300 GB 10 K 6 Gb SAS 2.5” HDD
24
81Y9596
600 GB 10 K 6 Gb SAS 2.5” HDD
24
49Y1898
500 GB 7,200 RPM 6 Gb SAS NL 2.5” HDD
24
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The RAID controllers listed in the following table are supported with external expansion enclosures.
Table 19. RAID controllers for external storage expansion enclosures
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported
46M0830
ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller
3
46M0930
ServeRAID M5000 Series Advance Feature Key†
1 per one M5025
81Y4426
ServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key†
1 per one M5025
† Only one key is supported in each controller, either the Advance Feature Key or the Performance Accelerator Key.
The ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
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Two Mini-SAS external connectors
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50
Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5000 Advanced Feature Key
Performance optimization for drives with optional M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key
6 Gbps throughput per port
PCI Express 2.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS2108 6 Gbps ROC controller
512 MB of onboard cache
Intelligent Li-Ion-based battery backup unit with up to 48 hours of data retention
Supports connectivity to the EXP3000, EXP2512, and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures
For more information, see the ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x at-a-glance
guide: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0739.html?Open
The external SAS cables listed in the following table are supported with external expansion enclosures
and M5025 RAID controllers.
Table 20. External SAS cables for external storage expansion enclosures
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported per enclosure*
39R6531
IBM 3 m SAS Cable
1
39R6529
IBM 1 m SAS Cable
1
* The EXP3000 and EX2500 series can be chained with each other. In such a case, one cable is used to connect
first EXP25xx or EXP3000 to the RAID controller, and every consecutive EXP unit is connected to the previous one
by one cable.
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External disk storage systems
The following table lists the external storage systems that are supported by the server and can be ordered
through System x sales channel. The server may support other IBM disk systems that are not listed in this
table. Refer to IBM System Storage Interoperability Center for further information,
http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic.
Table 21. External disk storage systems
Part number
Description
1746A2D
IBM System Storage DS3512 Express Dual Controller Storage System
1746A2S
IBM System Storage DS3512 Express Single Controller Storage System
1746A4D
IBM System Storage DS3524 Express Dual Controller Storage System
1746A4S
IBM System Storage DS3524 Express Single Controller Storage System
181494H
IBM System Storage DS3950 Model 94
181498H
IBM System Storage DS3950 Model 98
181492H
IBM System Storage EXP395 Expansion Unit
1746A2E
IBM System Storage EXP3512 Express Storage™ Expansion Unit
1746A4E
IBM System Storage EXP3524 Express Storage Expansion Unit
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Storage Systems category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=externalstorage
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External backup units
The server supports the external backup attachment options listed in the following table.
Table 22. External backup options (Part 1)
Part number
Description
External tape expansion enclosures for internal tape drives
87651UX
1U Tape Drive Enclosure
8767HHX
Half High Tape Drive Enclosure
87651NX
1U Tape Drive Enclosure (with Nema 5-15P LineCord)
8767HNX
Half High Tape Drive Enclosure (with Nema 5-15P LineCord)
Tape enclosure adapters (with cables)
44E8869
USB Enclosure Adapter Kit
40K2599
SAS Enclosure Adapter Kit
Internal backup drives supported by external tape enclosures
46C5364
IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - Internal USB 160 GB Bundle
46C5387
IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - Internal USB 320 GB Bundle
46C5388
IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - Internal USB 500 GB Bundle
46C5399
IBM DDS Generation 5 USB Tape Drive
39M5636
IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive
43W8478
IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 SAS Tape Drive
44E8895
IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 SAS Tape Drive
49Y9898
IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 Internal SAS Tape Drive
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Table 22. External backup options (Part 2)
Part number
Description
External backup units*
362516X
IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - External USB 160 GB Bundle
362532X
IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - External USB 320 GB Bundle
362550X
IBM RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System - External USB 500 GB Bundle
3628L3X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 External SAS Tape Drive (with US line cord)
3628L4X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 External SAS Tape Drive (with US line cord)
3628L5X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (with US line cord)
3628N3X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 3 External SAS Tape Drive (without line cord)
3628N4X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 4 External SAS Tape Drive (without line cord)
3628N5X
IBM Half High LTO Gen 5 External SAS Tape Drive (without line cord)
3580S3V
System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model H3V
3580S4V
System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model H4V
3580S5E
System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express Model H5S
3580S5X
System Storage TS2350 Tape Drive Express Model S53
3572S4R
TS2900 Tape Library with LTO4 HH SAS drive & rack mount kit
3572S5R
TS2900 Tape Library with LTO5 HH SAS drive & rack mount kit
35732UL
TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U Driveless
35734UL
TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U Driveless
46X2682†
LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive
46X2683†
LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled
46X2684†
LTO Ultrium 5 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
46X2685†
LTO Ultrium 5 Half High SAS Drive Sled
46X6912†
LTO Ultrium 4 Half High Fibre Channel Drive Sled
46X7117†
LTO Ultrium 4 Half High SAS DriveV2 Sled
46X7122†
LTO Ultrium 3 Half High SAS DriveV2 Sled
* Note: The external tape drives listed can be ordered through System x sales channel. Server may support other
IBM tape drives that are not listed in this table. Refer to IBM System Storage Interoperability Center for further
information.
† Note: These part numbers are the tape drives options for 35732UL and 35734UL.
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Backup units category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=tape
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Top-of-rack Ethernet switches
The server supports the following top-of-rack Ethernet switches from IBM System Networking.
Table 23. IBM System Networking - Top-of-rack switches
Part number
Description
IBM System Networking - 1 Gb top-of-rack switches
0446013
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000R
7309CFC
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000F
7309CD8
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8000DC
7309G52
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8052R
730952F
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8052F
427348E
IBM Ethernet Switch J48E
6630010
Juniper Networks EX2200 24 Port
6630011
Juniper Networks EX2200 24 Port with PoE
6630012
Juniper Networks EX2200 48 Port
6630013
Juniper Networks EX2200 48 Port with PoE
IBM System Networking - 10 Gb top-of-rack switches
7309DRX
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front)
7309DFX
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264CS (Front to Rear)
7309BD5
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124DC
7309BR6
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124ER
7309BF7
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124EF
7309G64
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264R
730964F
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264F
7309CR9
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264TR
7309CF9
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264TF
0719410
Juniper Networks EX4500 - Front to Back Airflow
0719420
Juniper Networks EX4500 - Back to Front Airflow
IBM System Networking - 40 Gb top-of-rack switches
8036ARX
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8316R
8036AFX
IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8316F
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Top-of-rack switches category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=tor
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Uninterruptible power supply units
The server supports attachments to the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units listed in the following
table.
Table 24. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number
Description
Rack-mounted UPS
21304RX
IBM UPS 10000XHV
53951AX
IBM 1500VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
53951KX
IBM 1500VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (230V)
53952AX
IBM 2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (100V/120V)
53952KX
IBM 2200VA LCD 2U Rack UPS (230V)
53953AX
IBM 3000VA LCD 3U Rack UPS (100 V/120 V)
53953JX
IBM 3000VA LCD 3U Rack UPS (200 V/208 V)
53956AX
IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS (200 V/208 V)
53956KX
IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS (230 V)
For more information, see the following at-a-glance guides:

IBM 3000VA LCD 3U Rack Uninterruptible Power Supply for IBM System x at-a-glance guide
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0782.html?Open
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IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS at-a-glance guide
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0793.html?Open
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Power distribution units
The server supports attachments to the power distribution units (PDUs) listed in the following table.
Table 25. Power distribution units (part 1)
Part number
Description
Switched and Monitored PDUs
46M4002
IBM 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Active Energy Manager DPI® PDU
46M4003
IBM 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Active Energy Manager 60A 3 Phase PDU
46M4004
IBM 1U 12 C13 Active Energy Manager DPI PDU
46M4005
IBM 1U 12 C13 Active Energy Manager 60A 3 Phase PDU
46M4167
IBM 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A 3 Phase PDU
46M4116
IBM 0U 24 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A PDU
46M4119
IBM 0U 24 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A PDU
46M4134
IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 50A 3 Phase PDU
46M4137
IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A 3 Phase PDU
Enterprise PDUs
71762MX
IBM Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 PDU+ (WW)
71762NX
IBM Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 PDU (WW)
71763MU
IBM Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 3 phase 60A PDU+ (NA)
71763NU
IBM Ultra Density Enterprise PDU C19 3 phase 60A PDU (NA)
39M2816
IBM DPI C13 Enterprise PDU without linecord
39Y8923
DPI 60A Three Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord
39Y8941
DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU without line cord
39Y8948
DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU without line cord
Front-End PDUs
39Y8934
DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y8935
DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y8938
30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P connector
39Y8939
30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P connector
39Y8940
60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 60A 2P+N+Gnd connector
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Table 25. Power distribution units (part 2)
Part number
Description
Universal PDUs
39Y8951
DPI Universal Rack PDU w/ US LV and HV line cords
39Y8952
DPI Universal Rack PDU w/ CEE7-VII Europe LC
39Y8953
DPI Universal Rack PDU w/ Denmark LC
39Y8954
DPI Universal Rack PDU w/ Israel LC
39Y8955
DPI Universal Rack PDU w/Italy LC
39Y8956
DPI Universal Rack PDU w/South Africa LC
39Y8957
DPI Universal Rack PDU w/UK LC
39Y8958
DPI Universal Rack PDU with AS/NZ LC
39Y8959
DPI Universal Rack PDU w/China LC
39Y8962
DPI Universal Rack PDU (Argentina)
39Y8960
DPI Universal Rack PDU (Brazil)
39Y8961
DPI Universal Rack PDU (India)
0U Basic PDUs
46M4122
IBM 0U 24 C13 16A 3 Phase PDU
46M4125
IBM 0U 24 C13 30A 3 Phase PDU
46M4128
IBM 0U 24 C13 30A PDU
46M4131
IBM 0U 24 C13 32A PDU
46M4140
IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 60A 3 Phase PDU
46M4143
IBM 0U 12 C19/12 C13 32A 3 Phase PDU
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Rack cabinets
The server supports the rack cabinets listed in the following table. Tower-to-Rack Conversion Kit (part
number 69Y0893, 5Ux26" Tower to Rack Conversion Kit for x3400/x3500) is required for the server to be
installed in a rack.
Table 26. Rack cabinets
Part number
Description
69Y0893
5Ux26" Tower to Rack Conversion Kit for x3400/x3500
201886X
IBM 11U Office Enablement Kit
14102RX
IBM eServer Cluster 25U Rack
93072PX
IBM 25U Static S2 Standard Rack
93072RX
IBM 25U Standard Rack
93074RX
IBM 42U Standard Rack
93074XX
IBM 42U Standard Rack Extension
14104RX
IBM 42U S2 standard rack
93084EX
IBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
93084PX
IBM 42U Enterprise Rack
93604EX
IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack
93604PX
IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614EX
IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93614PX
IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack
93624EX
IBM 47U 1200 mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93624PX
IBM 47U 1200 mm Deep Static Rack
For more information, see the IBM 47U and 42U 1200mm Deep Racks at-a-glance guide, available from:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0796.html?Open
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Rack options
The server supports the rack console switches and monitor kits listed in the following table.
Table 27. Rack options
Part number
Feature code
Description
Monitor kits and keyboard trays
172317X
1723HC1 fc 0051
1U 17in Flat Panel Console Kit
172319X
1723HC1 fc 0052
1U 19in Flat Panel Console Kit
1754D2X
1754HC2 fc 6695
IBM Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X
1754HC1 fc 6694
IBM Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X
1754HC4 fc 0726
IBM Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X
1754HC3 fc 0725
IBM Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
43V6147
3757
IBM Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)
39M2895
3756
IBM USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO)
39M2897
3754
IBM Long KVM Conversion Option (4 Pack Long KCO)
46M5383
5341
IBM Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
46M5382
5340
IBM Serial Conversion Option (SCO)
Console switches
Console cables
For more information, see the following IBM Redbooks at-a-glance guides:

IBM 1754 LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers at-a-glance guide
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0788.html?Open

IBM GCM16 and GCM32 Global Console Managers at-a-glance guide
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0772.html?Open

IBM 1U 17-inch and 19-inch Flat Panel Console Kits at-a-glance guide
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0731.html?Open
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Related publications and links
For more information see the following resources:

IBM System x3400 M3 product page
http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/tower/x3400m3/index.html

Installation and User's Guide - IBM System x3400 M3 (7378, 7379)
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5083571

Problem Determination and Service Guide - IBM System x3400 M3 (7378, 7379)
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5083573

ServerProven hardware compatibility page for the x3400 M3
http://ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/xseries/7378.html

At-a-glance guides for IBM System x options
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=ataglance

IBM System x DDR3 Memory Configurator
http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/ddr3config/

IBM System x® Configuration and Options Guide
http://www.ibm.com/systems/xbc/cog/

xREF: IBM x86 Server Reference
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/xref

IBM System x Support Portal
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Downloads/Hardware/Systems/System_x/System_x3400_M3
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