Oracle Server X6-2
Oracle Server X6-2 is designed to be the most secure and reliable two-socket
x86 server available in the market today. It is ideal for running Oracle
Database in deployments using SAN/NAS, and for delivering infrastructure as
a service (IaaS) in cloud and virtualized environments that require an optimal
balance between core density, memory footprint, and I/O bandwidth. With
support for up to 12.8 TB of high-bandwidth NVM Express (NVMe) flash
drives, Oracle Database can be accelerated using Database Smart Flash
Cache, a feature of Oracle Database. Each server comes with built-in,
proactive fault detection, and advanced diagnostics, along with firmware that
is already optimized for Oracle operating systems and Oracle platform
software, to deliver extreme reliability for enterprise applications. With a
compute capacity of up to 1,760 cores and 30 TB of memory in a single rack,
this compact 1U server is an ideal building block for standing up densityefficient compute infrastructure without compromising reliability, availability,
and serviceability (RAS).
Product Overview
Oracle Server X6-2 is powered by two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product
family CPUs, and has 24 memory slots. With up to 22 cores per socket, this server
supports the highest performing Intel Xeon processor and delivers extreme compute
density in a compact 1U enclosure. With more than 20 percent increase in processing
Compact and energy-efficient 1U
enterprise-class server
Highest levels of security enabled out
of the box
Two Intel® Xeon® processor E52600 v4 product family CPUs
Built for the demands of enterprise and virtualization workloads, this server offers four
Twenty-four dual inline memory
module (DIMM) slots with maximum
memory of 768 GB
10GBase-T ports free up PCIe slots for additional network and storage connectivity.
Four PCIe Gen 3 slots plus four
10GBase-T ports
power versus the previous generation, Oracle Server X6-2 provides the optimal balance
of cores, memory, and I/O throughput, making it the highest performing server in its
class for enterprise applications.
PCIe 3.0 expansion slots (two 16-lane and two 8-lane slots). The four embedded
Each Oracle Server X6-2 includes a SAS-3 (12 Gb/sec) RAID controller (in one of the 8lane PCIe slots) and includes eight small form factor drive bays. The server can be
configured with up to 9.6 TB of hard disk drive (HDD) capacity or up to 3.2 TB of
Four NVM Express SSD-enabled
slots, for high-bandwidth flash
conventional solid state drive (SSD) flash capacity. Four of these drive bays can
Hot-swappable and redundant disks,
cooling fans, and power supply units
bandwidth flash.
Oracle ILOM
storage solutions, customers can reap the benefits of Oracle’s investments in
accommodate NVMExpress SSDs, each with a capacity of 3.2 TB of low-latency, high-
Designed as an optimal server for running Oracle Database with existing SAN/NAS
engineering Oracle Server X6-2 with Oracle’s operating systems and database. Oracle
Server X6-2 systems can be combined with Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle
Accelerate Oracle Database with hotswappable flash using Oracle’s
unique NVM Express design
Reduce vulnerability to cyberattacks
Improve reliability with built-in
diagnostics and fault detection from
Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris
Maximize I/O bandwidth for VM
consolidation of enterprise
Reduce energy consumption with
Oracle Advanced System Cooling
Maximize IT productivity by running
Oracle software on Oracle hardware
RAC) to enable high availability and scalability. In order to achieve accelerated
performance for Oracle Database, Oracle Server X6-2 uses hot-pluggable, highbandwidth flash that is engineered to work together with Oracle’s Database Smart Flash
Cache. Using Oracle’s unique NVM Express design, Oracle Server X6-2 supports up to
four small form factor NVMe drives for a total capacity of 12.8 TB.
With 106 GB/sec of bidirectional I/O bandwidth, combined with the high core and
memory density, Oracle Server X6-2 is an ideal server for standing up enterprise
applications in a virtual environment. With a standard, efficient power profile, Oracle
Server X6-2 can be deployed easily into existing data centers as the building block of a
private cloud or IaaS implementation.
As the industry leader for building secure software and systems, Oracle believes that
security should be built in, not bolted on. In order to build x86 servers with end-to-end
security, Oracle owns 100 percent of the design and controls 100 percent of the supply
chain and firmware source code. Oracle’s x86 servers enable only secure protocols out
of the box to prevent unauthorized access at point of install. For even greater security,
customers running Oracle Ksplice on Oracle’s x86 servers can benefit greatly from zero
downtime patching of the Oracle Linux kernel.
Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris running on Oracle Server X6-2 include RAS features
that increase overall server uptime. Real-time monitoring of the health of the CPU,
memory, and I/O subsystems, coupled with off-lining capability of failed components,
increases the system availability. These are driven by firmware-level problem detection
capabilities that are engineered into Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (Oracle
ILOM) and the operating systems. In addition, exhaustive system diagnostics and
hardware-assisted error reporting and logging enable identification of failed components
for ease of service.
All Oracle servers ship with full-function server management tools at no additional cost.
Oracle ILOM utilizes industry-standard protocols to provide secure and comprehensive
local and remote management. Oracle ILOM capabilities also include power
management and monitoring, fault detection, and notification. With an advanced cooling
system unique to Oracle, Oracle Server X6-2 achieves system efficiencies that result in
power savings and maximum uptime. Oracle Advanced System Cooling utilizes
temperature sensors for fan speed control, minimizing power consumption while
keeping optimal temperatures inside the server. These temperature sensors are
designed into key areas of this server to ensure efficient fan usage by organizing all
major subsystems into cooling zones. This capability helps reduce energy consumption
in a way that other servers cannot.
Oracle Premier Support customers have access to My Oracle Support and multiserver
management tools in Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center. Oracle Enterprise
Manager Ops Center, a critical component that enables application-to-disk system
management, coordinates servers, storage, and networking for an IaaS solution
complete with monitoring, provisioning, and metering. Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops
Center also features an automated service request capability, whereby potential issues
are detected and reported to Oracle’s support center without user intervention, assuring
the maximum service levels and simplified support.
Oracle's x86 systems are the best enterprise x86 platforms for running Oracle software.
They provide optimal performance and reliability based on an integrated and fully
supported Oracle stack, as well as everything needed for a cloud deployment. Every
x86 system from Oracle comes complete with virtualization, choice of operating
systems, cloud provisioning, and Oracle's unique application-to-disk management
environment—all at no extra charge. In addition, Oracle can reduce high capital and
operating expenses of private cloud deployment through hybrid cloud enablement. The
hybrid cloud guarantees infrastructure and software tools commonality between the
private and public cloud patches. This allows the flexibility to overflow workloads to the
secure public cloud. In addition the public cloud domain can be used for software
development and test environments that reduce on-premises capital expenses.
Oracle's x86 systems also serve as a key building block for Oracle's engineered
systems, such as Oracle Exadata, which have achieved a 10x performance gain
Oracle Server X6-2 is the most versatile
two-socket server for the enterprise data
center, packing the optimal balance of
compute power, memory capacity, and
I/O capacity into a compact and energyefficient 1U enclosure.
through integration and optimization.
Oracle Server X6-2 System Specifications
One or two processors from the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family (two processors
required for maximum memory and I/O configurations)
Up to 22 cores per processor
E5-2699 v4, 2.2 GHz, 22 cores, 145 watts, 55 MB L3 cache, 9.6 GT/s QPI, DDR4-2400
E5-2690 v4 2.6 GHz, 14 cores, 135 watts, 35 MB L3 cache, 9.6 GT/s QPI, DDR4-2400
E5-2630 v4 2.2 GHz, 10 cores, 85 watts, 25 MB L3 cache, 8.0 GT/s QPI, DDR4-2133
E5 2643 v4 3.4 GHz, 6 cores, 135 watts, 20 MB L3 cache, 9.6 GT/s QPI, DDR4-2400
Oracle Server X6-2L
Oracle Server X5-4
Oracle Server X5-8
The following services support Oracle
Server X6-2:
Eco-optimization services
Level 1: 32 KB instruction and 32 KB data L1 cache per core
Level 2: 256 KB shared data and instruction L2 cache per core
 Level 3: Up to 55 MB shared inclusive L3 cache per processor
Main Memory
Twenty-four DIMM slots provide up to 768 GB of DDR4 ECC DIMM memory
RDIMM options: 16 GB at DDR4-2400 and 32 GB at DDR4-2400
Standard I/O
Four onboard auto-sensing 100/1000/10000 M Base-T Ethernet ports
USB: six 2.0 USB ports (two front, two rear, and two internal)
 Expansion bus: four PCIe 3.0 slots: two x16 and two x8 (one internal) slots
 Supports LP-PCIe cards including Ethernet, InfiniBand, FC, FCoE, and SAS HBAs
Eight 2.5-inch front hot-swappable disk bays and optional DVD-/+RW drive
All 2.5-inch disk bays can be populated with either HDDs or conventional SSDs
 12 Gb/sec RAID HBA supporting levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 with 1 GB of DDR3 onboard memory
with flash memory backup via embedded internal SAS-3 HBA PCIe card
High-Bandwidth Flash
Uses Oracle-unique NVM Express (NVMe) design that allows for flash to be front accessible and hot
 Up to four small form factor NVMe drives (12.8 TB total capacity)
 Four of the disk drive bays are predesignated as NVMe enabled
 NVMe functionality requires an Oracle NVMe-enabling kit that consumes one PCIe slot
VGA 2D graphics controller embedded with 8 MB of dedicated graphics memory
Resolution: 1,600 x 1,200 x 16 bits @ 60 Hz via the rear HD15 VGA port (1,024 x 768 when viewed
remotely via Oracle ILOM)
Dedicated 10/100/1000 M Base-T network management port
In-band, out-of-band, and side-band network management access
 RJ45 serial management port
Service Processor
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (Oracle ILOM) provides:
Remote keyboard, video, and mouse redirection
Full remote management through command-line, IPMI, and browser interfaces
Remote media capability (USB, DVD, CD, and ISO image)
Advanced power management and monitoring
Active Directory, LDAP, and RADIUS support
Dual Oracle ILOM flash
Direct virtual media redirection
FIPS 140-2 mode using OpenSSL FIPS certification (#1747)
Comprehensive fault detection and notification
In-band, out-of-band, and side-band SNMP monitoring v1, v2c, and v4
 Syslog and SMTP alerts
 Automatic creation of a service request for key hardware faults with Oracle's automated service
request (ASR)
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Deployment and provisioning of server bare metal
Cloud and virtualization management
Inventory control and patch management
OS observability for performance monitoring and tuning
Automated service request (ASR) generation
Single pane of glass for management of all Oracle deployments, whether on premises or in Oracle
Operating Systems
Oracle Solaris
Oracle Linux
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux
 Microsoft Windows Server
For more information on software, go to: Systems Wiki
Oracle VM
Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Nonoperating temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Operating relative humidity: 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Nonoperating relative humidity: up to 93%, noncondensing
Operating altitude: up to 9,840 feet (3,000 m*) maximum ambient temperature is derated by 1°C per
300 m above 900 m (*except in China where regulations may limit installations to a maximum altitude
of 6,560 feet or 2,000 m)
Nonoperating altitude: up to 39,370 feet (12,000 m)
Acoustic noise: 7.0 Bels A-weighted operating, 7.0 Bels A-weighted idling
Two hot-swappable and redundant power supplies, rated 91% efficiency
Rated line voltage: 100 to 240 VAC
 Rated input current 100 to 127 VAC 7.2 A and 200 to 240 VAC 3.4 A
For more information on power consumption, go to: Oracle Server X6-2 Power Calculator
Product safety: UL/CSA-60950-1, EN60950-1-2006, IEC60950-1 CB scheme with all country
 Emissions: FCC CFR 47 Part 15, ICES-003, EN55022, EN61000-3-2 and EN61000-3-3
 Immunity: EM55024
North America Safety (NRTL)
European Union (EU)
International CB Scheme
BIS (India)
BSMI (Taiwan)
RCM (Australia)
MSIP (Korea)
VCCI (Japan)
2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive
2004/108/EC EMC Directive
 2011/65/EU RoHS Directive
 2012/19/EU WEEE Directive
Height: 42.6 mm (1.7 in.)
Width: 436.5 mm (17.2 in.)
 Depth: 737.0 mm (29.0 in.)
 Weight: 18.1 kg (40.0 lb.) fully populated
Tool-less rackmounting slide rail kit
Cable management arm
All standards and certifications referenced are to the latest official version. For additional detail, please contact your sales representative.
Other country regulations/certifications may apply.
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