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IBM System x3530 M4 (E5-2400)
IBM Redbooks Product Guide
The IBM® System x3530 M4 server delivers dual-socket performance in a 1U compact footprint.
Featuring the Intel Romley EN platform, the x3530 M4 is a flexible rack server positioned as a good
investment value, while considering your total cost of ownership (TCO) and IBM commitment. It is
designed to provide more affordable value and increased flexibility with performance and quality to match.
Designed with redundancy, flexible subsystems, and a wider range of configuration options, the x3530 M4
also offers an innovative Feature on Demand (FoD) design for an easier upgrade path.
Suggested use: Business infrastructure, light databases, entry virtualization, enterprise applications, web
serving, small HPC, and cloud applications.
The following figure shows the IBM System x3530 M4.
Figure 1. The IBM System x3530 M4
Did you know
The x3530 M4 offers a flexible and scalable design and a simple upgrade path to eight HDDs plus an
optical drive at the same time. The flexible onboard Ethernet solution provides two standard integrated
Gigabit Ethernet ports and two additional integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports with an optional software
feature for an on-demand upgrade without needing to buy additional hardware. Comprehensive systems
management tools with the next-generation Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) make it easy to
deploy, integrate, service, and manage.
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Key features
The x3530 M4 delivers dual-socket performance in a compact 1U footprint and features the latest Intel
Xeon processor E5-2400 product family technology with greater processing, memory, and I/O
capabilities. Built with a focus on a reduced TCO, the x3530 M4 provides the 80 PLUS power supply
certification to help enable energy savings. With a better balance between cost and system features, the
x3530 M4 is an ideal platform for general business workloads.
Scalability and performance
The x3530 M4 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:
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The Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family improves productivity by offering affordable
dual-socket system performance with eight-core processors, up to 20 MB of L3 cache, and one QPI
interconnect link of up to 8 GTps.
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Up to two processors, 16 cores, and 32 threads maximize the concurrent execution of multithreaded
applications.
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Intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows processor
cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor
thermal design power (TDP).
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Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multithreaded applications by enabling
simultaneous multithreading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
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Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating
system vendors to better use the hardware for virtualization workloads.
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Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVT) significantly improve floating point performance for
compute-intensive technical and scientific applications.
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Up to 384 GB of memory capacity via 12 DIMM slots with 32 GB LRDIMMs.
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Up to 1600 MHz memory speeds with two DIMMs per channel (DPC) running at 1600 MHz to help
maximize system performance.
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The server offers up to four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports with a convenient FoD upgrade process
that does not require the purchasing of additional hardware.
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The server offers PCI Express 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities that improve the theoretical maximum
bandwidth by almost 100% (8 GTps per link using 128b/130b encoding) compared to the previous
generation of PCI Express 2.0 (5 GTps per link using 8b/10b encoding).
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With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon
processor E5 family. This controller reduces I/O latency and increases overall system performance.
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Up to eight 2.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap drive bays or four 3.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap
drive bays provide maximum internal storage capacity in a compact 1U form factor.
Availability and serviceability
The x3530 M4 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:
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The server offers Chipkill, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of
a non-correctable memory failure.
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Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as processor,
memory, and adapter cards.
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The server offers simple-swap or hot-swap drives supporting affordable software RAID and advanced
hardware RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
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The server offers two redundant hot-swap power supplies and up to six dual-motor redundant
non-hot-swap fans to provide cost-efficient availability for applications.
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The power source-independent light path diagnostics panel and optional individual light path LEDs
quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components. These features simplify servicing, speed
up problem resolution, and improves system availability.
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Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, memory, hard disk
drives, fans, and power supplies) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates proactive
alerts in advance of possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
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Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for
greater uptime.
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Built-in Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers
alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failure, to minimize downtime.
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Built-in diagnostics using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot speeds up troubleshooting tasks
to reduce service time.
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Three-year customer replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty, next business day 9x5. Optional
service upgrades are available.
Manageability and security
Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3530 M4:
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The server includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) to monitor server availability and
perform remote management.
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An integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved
setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
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Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) V1.2 support enables advanced cryptographic
functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
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Industry-standard AES NI support provides faster and stronger encryption.
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IBM Systems Director is included for proactive systems management. It offers comprehensive
systems management tools that increase uptime, reduce costs, and improve productivity through
advanced server management capabilities.
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Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow
attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
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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.
Energy efficiency
The x3530 M4 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs,
increase energy availability, and contribute to a green environment:
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Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
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80 PLUS certified power supplies enable greater energy savings while providing flexibility to meet
your business needs.
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The Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family offers better performance over the previous
generation, while fitting into the same TDP limits.
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Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, to
reduce power draw.
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Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy the demands of power and thermally
constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
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Low-voltage 1.35 V DDR3 memory RDIMMs consume 19% less energy compared to 1.5 V DDR3
RDIMMs.
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Solid-state drives can consume as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning HDDs.
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The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, a part of IBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ technology.
Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow
through the system.
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IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ provides advanced data center power notification and
management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.
Locations of key components and connectors
The following figure shows the front of the server with four 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays (models with
3.5-inch simple-swap bays are also available).
Figure 2. Front view of the IBM System x3530 M4 with four 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
The following figure shows the front of the server with eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays (models with
2.5-inch simple-swap bays are also available).
Figure 3. Front view of the IBM System x3530 M4 with eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
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The following figures shows the rear of the server with hot-swap power supplies.
Figure 4. Rear view of the IBM System x3530 M4 with hot-swap power supplies
The following figure shows the rear of the server with fixed power supply.
Figure 5. Rear view of the IBM System x3530 M4 with fixed power supply
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The following figure shows the locations of key components inside the server.
Figure 6. Inside view of the IBM System x3530 M4
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Standard specifications
The following table lists the standard specifications.
Table 1. Standard specifications (part 1)
Components
Specification
Form factor
1U rack.
Processor
Up to two Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family processors with eight cores (up to 2.3
GHz), six cores (up to 2.4 GHz), or four cores (up to 2.2 GHz), one QPI link up to 8.0 GTps,
up to 1600 MHz memory speed, up to 20 MB L3 cache; or
one Intel Xeon processor E5-1400 product family processor with four cores up to 2.8 GHz, 10
MB L3 cache, and 1333 MHz memory speed (CTO only); or
one Intel Pentium processor 1400 product family processor with two cores up to 2.8 GHz, 5
MB L3 cache, and 1066 MHz memory speed (CTO only).
Chipset
Intel C600 series.
Memory
Up to 12 DIMM sockets (six DIMMs per processor). LRDIMMs, RDIMMs, and UDIMMs are
supported, but the memory types cannot be intermixed. DIMM speeds up to 1600 MHz.
Memory
maximums
With LRDIMMs: Up to 384 GB with 12x 32 GB RDIMMs and two processors.
With RDIMMs: Up to 192 GB with 12x 16 GB RDIMMs and two processors.
With UDIMMs: Up to 48 GB with 12x 4 GB UDIMMs and two processors.
Memory protection ECC, Chipkill, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing.
Disk drive bays
Up to eight 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays, up to eight 2.5-inch simple-swap drive
bays, up to four 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays, or up to four 3.5-inch SATA
simple-swap drive bays.
Maximum internal
storage
Up to 9.4 TB with 1.2 TB 2.5-inch SAS HDDs, up to 8 TB with 1 TB 2.5-inch NL SAS/SATA
HDDs, up to 6.4 TB with 800 GB 2.5-inch SAS SSDs, or up to 16 TB with 4 TB 3.5-inch NL
SAS/SATA HDDs. Intermix of SAS/SATA is supported.
RAID support
RAID 0 and 1 with the C105. RAID 0, 1, and 10 with the H1110, M1115, or M5110. Upgrades
to RAID 5 and 50 are available for the M1115. Upgrades to RAID 5 and 50 are available for
the M5110 (zero-cache; 512 MB battery-backed cache; 512 MB or 1 GB flash-backed cache).
Optional upgrades to RAID 6 and 60 are available for the M5110 with caches.
Optical drive bays
One, for models with 2.5” drives. Support for optional DVD-ROM or multiburner.
Tape drive bays
None.
Network interfaces Up to four integrated Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports with the onboard Intel
I350-CM2 controller (two ports are enabled, and an additional two ports require the optional
software FoD upgrade to enable them).
I/O expansion
slots
Up to three slots, depending on the riser cards installed. The slots are as follows:
 Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired), opt. PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16-wired); full-height, half-length
 Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired); low-profile, half-length (not present if an optional
x16-wired slot 1 riser is used)
 Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x4 (dedicated slot for ServeRAID adapter); standard on hardware RAID
models, optional on software RAID models
Ports
Two USB 2.0 ports and one DB-15 video port (CTO or special bid only, feature code A23Q)
on the front. Four USB 2.0 ports, one DB-15 video port, one DB-9 serial port, and four RJ-45
GbE network ports on the rear. One internal USB port (for embedded hypervisor).
Cooling
IBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling with up to six redundant non-hot-swap fans (four standard,
additional two with second processor). Each fan has two motors.
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Table 1. Standard specifications (part 2)
Components
Specification
Power supply
Up to two redundant hot-swap 460 W AC or 675 W HE AC power supplies (80 PLUS
certification), or one fixed 460 W AC power supply (80 PLUS certification), or up to two
redundant hot-swap 675 W DC power supplies.
Hot-swap parts
Hard drives (model dependent) and power supplies (model dependent).
Systems
management
UEFI, IBM Integrated Management Module II (IMM2), Predictive Failure Analysis, light path
diagnostics (basic standard, advanced optional), Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems
Director and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, and IBM ServerGuide. Optional
IMM Advanced FoD Upgrade for remote presence (graphics, keyboard and mouse, virtual
media).
Security features
Power-on password, administrator's password, and TPM.
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, 2008 R2, and 2008 (x64), Red Hat Enterprise
supported
Linux 5 and 6, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11, VMware ESX 4.1 and VMware ESXi
4.1, and VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5.
Limited warranty
Three-year customer-replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty with 9x5/NBD.
Service and
support
Optional service upgrades (country-specific) are available through IBM ServicePac®
offerings: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 8 hours fix time, one-year or two-year warranty
extension, remote technical support for IBM hardware and selected IBM and third-party
(Microsoft, Linux, VMware) software.
Dimensions
Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.), width: 447 mm (17.6 in.), depth: 673 mm (26.5 in.)
Weight
Minimum configuration: 10.4 kg (22.9 lb), maximum: 15.6 kg (34.3 lb)
The x3530 M4 servers are shipped with the following items:
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Registration flyer
Statement of Limited Warranty
Important Notices
Rack Installation Instructions
Documentation CD containing Installation and User's Guide
IBM Systems Director 6.3 Base for x86 DVD-ROM
Rail kit (static rails, non-sliding; no cable management arm included)
One 2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 rack power cable
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Standard models
The following table lists the standard models.
Table 2. Standard models
MTM*
Intel Xeon processor†
(2 maximum)
Memory
RAID
Drive
bays
Drives
Onboard NIC
(std/max)
I/O
slots
(std/
max)
Optical
drive
Power
(std/max)
1x 4 GB
1333 MHz
M5110
1 GB (f)
8x 2.5"
SS / 8
Open
bay
2x GbE / 4
3/3
Optional
1x 460 W
HS / 2
Models announced November 2012
7160-F2x
1x E5-2440 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
Models announced May 2012
7160-A2x
1x E5-2403 4C 1.8GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 4 GB
C105
1333 MHz§
4x 3.5"
SS / 4
Open
bay
2x GbE / 4
2/3
None
1x 460 W
Fixed / 1
7160-B2x
1x E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 4 GB
H1110
1333 MHz§
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open
bay
2x GbE / 4
3/3
None
1x 460 W
Fixed / 1
7160-C2x
1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 4 GB
1333 MHz
C105
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open
bay
2x GbE / 4
2/3
None
1x 460 W
Fixed / 1
7160-D2x
1x E5-2430 6C 2.2GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 4 GB
1333 MHz
M1115
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
2x GbE / 4
3/3
Optional
1x 460 W
HS / 2
7160-G2x
1x E5-2450 8C 2.1GHz
20MB 1600MHz 95W
1x 4 GB
M5110
1333 MHz§ 512 MB
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
2x GbE / 4
3/3
Optional
1x 675 W
HS / 2
7160-H2x
1x E5-2470 8C 2.3GHz
20MB 1600MHz 95W
1x 8 GB
M5110
1333 MHz§ 1 GB (f)
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
2x GbE / 4
3/3
Optional
1x 675 W
HS / 2
7160-J2x
1x E5-2450L 8C 1.8GHz
20MB 1600MHz 70W
1x 4 GB
M5110
1333 MHz§ 1 GB (f)
4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open
bay
2x GbE / 4
3/3
Optional
1x 460 W
HS / 2
* x in the Machine Type Model (MTM) represents a country-specific letter (for example, the EMEA MTM is
7160-A1G, and the US MTM is 7160-A1U). Ask your local IBM representative for specifics.
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, number of cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, TDP.
§ For models A2x and B2x, the standard DIMM is rated at 1333 MHz, but operates at up to 1066 MHz to match the
processor memory speed. Conversely, for models G2x, H2x and J2x, the processor memory speed is rated at 1600
MHz, but operates at up to 1333 MHz to match the rated speed of the installed DIMM. Actual memory speed
maximums depend on several factors, as described in "Memory options".
(f) The ServeRAID M5110 RAID controller in this model includes a flash-backed cache.
For information about standard features of the server, see the "Specifications" section.
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Express models
The following table lists the express models.
Table 3. Express models
MTM*
Intel Xeon processor†
(2 maximum)
Memory
RAID
Drive
bays
Drives
Onboard
NIC
(std/max)
I/O
slots
(std/
max
Optical
drive
Power
(std/max)
1x 4 GB
1333 MHz§
C105
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open bay
2x GbE / 4
2/3
None
1x 460 W
Fixed / 1
7160-E2G‡ 1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz
C105
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
1x 500 GB
7.2K SATA
2x GbE / 4
2/3
None
1x 460 W
Fixed / 1
7160-E3G
1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz
M1115
8x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay
2x GbE / 4
3/3
Multiburner
1x 460 W
HS / 2
7160-E4G‡ 1x E5-2430 6C 2.2GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz
M5110
8x 2.5"
HS / 8
2x 300 GB
10K SAS
2x GbE / 4
3/3
Multiburner
1x 460 W
HS / 2
Europe, Middle East, Africa
7160-E1G
1x E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
United States, Latin America, Canada
7160-EAU
1x E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz
10MB 1066MHz 80W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz§
M1115
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open bay
2x GbE / 4
3/3
None
1x 460 W
HS / 2
7160-EBU
1x E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz
M1115
4x 3.5"
HS / 4
Open bay
2x GbE / 4
3/3
None
1x 460 W
HS / 2
7160-ECU
1x E5-2440 6C 2.4GHz
15MB 1333MHz 95W
1x 8 GB
1333 MHz
M5110
8x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay
2x GbE / 4
3/3
Multiburner
1x 460 W
HS / 2
* MTM = Machine Type Model
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, number of cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, TDP.
§ For models E1G and EAU, the standard DIMM is rated at 1333 MHz, but operates at up to 1066 MHz to match the
processor memory speed. Actual memory speed maximums depend on several factors, as described in "Memory
options".
‡ These models are not available in Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States (R/CIS).
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Processor options
The x3530 M4 (E5-2400) supports the processor options listed in the following table. The server supports
up to two Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family processors, one Intel Xeon processor E5-1410,
one Intel Pentium processor 1403, or one Intel Pentium processor 1407. This table 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
Part number*
Description
Standard models
where used
Single or dual processor support: Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family
94Y6380
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2403 4C 1.8GHz 10MB Cache 1066MHz 80W
A2x
94Y6379
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2407 4C 2.2GHz 10MB Cache 1066MHz 80W
B2x
46W9170
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2418L 4C 2.0GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 50W
-
94Y6378
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2420 6C 1.9GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 95W
C2x
94Y6377
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2430 6C 2.2GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 95W
D2x
94Y6382
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2430L 6C 2.0GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 60W
-
94Y6376
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2440 6C 2.4GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 95W
F2x
94Y6375
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2450 8C 2.1GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 95W
G2x
94Y6381
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2450L 8C 1.8GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 70W
J2x
94Y6374
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2470 8C 2.3GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 95W
H2x
Single processor support only: Intel Xeon processor E5-1410 and Intel Pentium processor 1400 product family
None**
Intel Pentium Processor 1403 2C 2.6GHz 5MB Cache 1066MHz 80W
-
None**
Intel Pentium Processor 1407 2C 2.8GHz 5MB Cache 1066MHz 80W
-
None**
Intel Xeon Processor E5-1410 4C 2.8GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 80W
-
* The option for the second processor includes two additional system fans.
** These processors only support single processor configurations and are available only through CTO or special bid.
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Memory options
IBM DDR3 memory is compatibility tested and tuned for optimal IBM System x® performance and
throughput. IBM memory specifications are integrated into the light path diagnostics panel 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 x3530 M4 (E5-2400) supports DDR3 memory. The server supports up to six DIMMs
when one processor is installed, and up to 12 DIMMs when two processors are installed. Each processor
has three memory channels, and there are two DIMMs per channel. The following rules apply when
selecting the memory configuration:
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Mixing different types of memory (UDIMMs, RDIMMs, and LRDIMMs) is not supported.
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Mixing 1.5 V and 1.35 V DIMMs in the same server is not supported.
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The maximum number of ranks supported per one channel is eight (with the exception of Load
Reduced DIMMs, where more than eight ranks are supported because one quad-rank LRDIMM
provides the same electrical load on a memory bus as a single-rank RDIMM).
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The maximum quantity of DIMMs that can be installed in a server depends on the number of
processors (six DIMMs with one processor installed, 12 DIMMs with two processors installed)
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All DIMMs in all processor memory channels operate at the same speed, which is determined as the
lowest value of:
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The memory speed supported by the specific processor.
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The lowest of maximum operating speeds for the selected memory configuration that depends on
the rated speed, operating voltage, and quantity of DIMMs per channel, as shown under the
"Maximum operating speed" section in Table 5.
The following memory protection technologies are supported:
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ECC
Chipkill (x4-based memory DIMMs)
Memory mirroring
Memory rank sparing
Chipkill works only in independent channel mode (default operational mode) and supports only x4-based
memory DIMMs.
If memory mirroring is used, then DIMMs must be installed in pairs (a minimum of one pair per each
processor, a maximum of two pairs per processor), and both DIMMs in a pair must be identical in type and
size.
If memory rank sparing is used, then two single-rank or dual-rank DIMMs must be installed per populated
channel (the DIMMs do not need to be identical). In rank sparing mode, one rank of a DIMM in each
populated channel is reserved as spare memory. The size of a rank varies depending on the DIMMs
installed.
Chipkill, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing modes are mutually exclusive. Only one operational
memory mode can be enabled on a server, and it is a system-wide setting.
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The following table shows the characteristics of the supported DIMMs. Table cells highlighted with a gray
background indicate when the combination of DIMM voltage and the number of DIMMs per channel still
allows the DIMMs to operate at a rated speed.
Table 5. Maximum memory speeds (Part 1: RDIMMs)
DIMM type RDIMM
Specification
Rank
Single rank
Dual rank
Quad rank
Rated speed
1333 MHz
1600 MHz 1333 MHz
1600 MHz 1066 MHz
Rated voltage
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
Operating voltage
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
Max quantity*
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
Largest DIMM
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
16 GB
16 GB
8 GB
8 GB
Max memory capacity
48 GB
48 GB
48 GB
192 GB
192 GB
96 GB
96 GB
Max memory at rated speed
48 GB
48 GB
48 GB
192 GB
192 GB
96 GB
NS**
Maximum operating speed (MHz)
1 DIMM per channel
1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 800 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel
1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 800 MHz
* Maximum quantity supported is shown for two processors installed. When one processor is installed, the
maximum quantity supported is a half of what is shown.
** Rated speed is not supported. Memory DIMMs always operate at speeds lower than rated.
Table 5. Maximum memory speeds (Part 2: UDIMMs and LRDIMMs)
DIMM type UDIMM
LRDIMM
Specification
Rank
Dual rank
Quad rank
Rated speed
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
Rated voltage
1.35 V
1.35 V
Operating voltage
1.35 V
1.5 V
1.35 V
1.5 V
Max quantity*
12
12
12
12
Largest DIMM
4 GB
4 GB
32 GB
32 GB
Max memory capacity
48 GB
48 GB
384 GB
384 GB
Max memory at rated speed
24 GB
24 GB
NS**
192 GB
1 DIMM per channel
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
1066 MHz
1333 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel
1066 MHz
1066 MHz
800 MHz
1066 MHz
Maximum operating speed (MHz)
* Maximum quantity supported is shown for two processors installed. When one processor is installed, the
maximum quantity supported is a half of what is shown.
** Rated speed is not supported. Memory DIMMs always operate at speeds lower than rated.
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The following table lists memory options available for the x3530 M4 (E5-2400) server.
Table 6. Memory options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
Standard models
where used
8648
4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
1333MHz LP UDIMM
12 (6 per
processor)
-
49Y1405
8940
2GB (1x2GB, 1Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
12 (6 per
processor)
-
49Y1406
8941
4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
12 (6 per
processor)
A2x, B2x, C2x,
D2x, F2x, G2x,
J2x
49Y1559
A28Z
4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-12800 CL11 ECC
DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM
12 (6 per
processor)
-
49Y1407
8942
4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
12 (6 per
processor)
-
90Y3178
A24L
4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-12800 CL11 ECC
DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM
12 (6 per
processor)
-
49Y1397
8923
8GB (1x8GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
1333MHz LP RDIMM
12 (6 per
processor)
H2x
90Y3109
A292
8GB (1x8GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-12800 CL11 ECC
DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM
12 (6 per
processor)
-
49Y1399
A14E
8GB (1x8GB, 4Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-8500 CL7 ECC
DDR3 1066MHz LP RDIMM
12 (6 per
processor)
-
49Y1563
A1QT
16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
12 (6 per
processor)
-
A291
32GB (1x32GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC
DDR3 1333MHz LP LRDIMM
12 (6 per
processor)
-
UDIMMs
49Y1404
RDIMMs
LRDIMMs
90Y3105
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Internal disk storage options
IBM System x3530 M4 server supports the following internal storage configurations:





Four 2.5-inch Slim-SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
Eight 2.5-inch Slim-SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
Eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA simple-swap drive bays
Four 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
Four 3.5-inch SATA simple-swap drive bays
Figure 6 shows the last three of these configurations.
Figure 7. Internal drive configurations
Backplanes
Standard models ship with four 2.5-inch SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap, eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA
simple-swap, four 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap, or four 3.5-inch SATA simple-swap drive bays. The
following table shows the internal storage expansion options available for the x3530 M4 server (models
with 2.5-inch simple-swap drive bays and 3.5-inch drive bays are not expandable).
Table 7. Internal storage expansion options
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
94Y6386
A215
4 x 2.5" Hot-Swap SAS upgrade assembling kit
1
00D4487
A2TG
IBM HS SAS assembling kit for ServeRAID M1100/M5100 upgrade
1
00D4488
A34G
IBM SATA assembling kit for ServeRAID C105 upgrade
1
Options 94Y6386 (backplane and bracket) and 00D4487 (cable) are used together to upgrade standard
(see Table 2) or custom (CTO or special bid) models with four 2.5-inch SFF hot-swap drive bays and
hardware RAID (H1110, M1115, or M5110) to eight 2.5-inch SFF hot-swap drive bays. If H1110 has been
installed in custom model, it must be replaced with M1115 or M5110.
Options 94Y6386 (backplane and bracket) and 00D4488 (cable) are used together to upgrade custom
(CTO or special bid) models with four 2.5-inch SFF hot-swap drive bays and software RAID (C105) to
eight 2.5-inch SFF hot-swap drive bays. In addition, an 8-pack SATA Enabler (90Y4349)
Feature-on-Demand (FoD) upgrade is required for ServeRAID C105 to support eight HDDs.
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An optical drive can be installed internally in models with 2.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap drive bays (no
optical drive support in models with 3.5-inch drive bays).
RAID controllers
The following table lists the RAID controllers and the additional options used for the internal disk storage
of the x3530 M4 server.
Table 8. RAID controllers for internal storage
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
Models
where
used
None#
A2VA
ServeRAID C105 for IBM System x
1
A2x, C2x
90Y4349§
A2V7
8-pack SATA Enabler for IBM System x
1
-
81Y4492
A1XL
ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x
1
B2x
81Y4448
A1MZ
ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x
1
D2x
81Y4542
A1X1
ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
-
81Y4481
A347
ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x
1
F2x, G2x,
H2x, J2x
81Y4544
A1X2
ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
-
81Y4484
A1J3
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
G2x
81Y4487
A1J4
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
-
81Y4559
A1WY
ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade
1
F2x, H2x,
J2x
81Y4508
A22E
ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x
1*
-
81Y4546
A1X3
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM System x
1†
-
90Y4273
A2MC
ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Accelerator for IBM
System x
1
-
90Y4318
A2MD
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM
System x
1
-
46M0912
3876
IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA
1
-
# The ServeRAID C105 is an onboard software RAID controller.
§ An FoD upgrade for ServeRAID C105 that supports eight SATA HDDs.
* The ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit (81Y4508) is supported only with ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB
Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade (81Y4484).
† The ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade (81Y4546) requires RAID 5 Upgrade with caches (81Y4484,
81Y4487, or 81Y4559).
The hardware RAID adapter is installed into a dedicated PCIe slot (slot 3) supplied by Riser 2 (94Y6385).
See Table 11 (PCI riser card options) for more details.
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The following table lists drive types and internal drive bay configurations supported by the RAID
controllers (SAS HDDs include both SAS and NL SAS HDDs, and SATA HDDs include both SATA and NL
SATA HDDs).
Table 9. Drive types and internal drive bay configurations supported by the RAID controllers
RAID controller
Drive type
4x 2.5-in.
hot-swap
8x 2.5-in.
hot-swap
8x 2.5-in.
4x 3.5-in.
simple-swap hot-swap
4x 3.5-in.
simple-swap
ServeRAID C105
SAS HDD
No support
No support
No support
No support
No support
SATA HDD
Yes
Yes*
Yes*
Yes
Yes
SATA SSD
No support
No support
No support
No support
No support
SAS HDD
Yes
No support
No support
Yes
Yes
SATA HDD
Yes
No support
No support
Yes
Yes
SATA SSD
Yes
No support
No support
No support
No support
SAS HDD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SATA HDD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SATA SSD
Yes
Yes
Yes
No support
No support
SAS HDD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SATA HDD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SATA SSD
Yes
Yes
Yes
No support
No support
SAS HDD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SATA HDD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SATA SSD
Yes
Yes
Yes
No support
No support
ServeRAID H1110
ServeRAID M1115
ServeRAID M5110
6Gb Performance
Optimized HBA
* Requires an FoD upgrade for ServeRAID C105 that supports eight SATA HDDs (8-pack SATA Enabler, part
number 90Y4349).
The ServeRAID C105 onboard controller has the following specifications:








Supports up to eight (up to four standard, with an additional four with optional 8-pack enabler,
90Y4349) SATA HDDs (SAS not supported)
Supports hot-swap and simple-swap drives
Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1 (non-RAID is not supported.)
Up to 3 Gbps throughput per port
Support for up to two volumes
Support for virtual drive sizes greater than 2 TB
Fixed stripe unit size of 64 KB
Support for MegaRAID Storage Manager management software
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The ServeRAID H1110 adapter has the following specifications:







Four internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
One x4 mini-SAS internal connector (SFF-8087)
Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
Based on the LSI SAS2004 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
PCIe 2.0 x4 host interface
Supports RAID 0, 1, 1E, and 10
Connects to up to four SAS or SATA drives (SAS expanders are not supported.)
The ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:








Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
Supports connections to SAS/SATA drives and SAS Expanders
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M1100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
PCIe 2.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps ROC controller
The ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:











Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
Supports connections to SAS/SATA drives and SAS Expanders
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M5100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
Supports 512 MB battery-backed cache or 512 MB or 1 GB flash-backed cache
Support for SSD performance optimization with the optional M5100 Series Performance Accelerator
and SSD Caching Enabler
Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps ROC controller
The IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA has the following specifications:








Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
Supports connections to SAS/SATA HDDs and SATA SSDs
Optimized for SSD performance
No RAID support
Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
PCIe 2.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps ROC controller
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
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Drive options for internal storage
The following table lists hard drive options for the internal disk storage of the x3530 M4 server.
Table 10. Disk drive options for internal disk storage (Part 1)
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
2.5-inch NL SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
90Y8953
A2XE
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
8
81Y9690
A1P3
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
8
2.5-inch NL SATA Hot-Swap HDDs
81Y9722
A1NX
IBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD
8
81Y9726
A1NZ
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD
8
81Y9730
A1AV
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD
8
2.5-inch NL SATA Simple-Swap HDDs
81Y9734
A1NY
IBM 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF SS HDD
8
81Y9738
A1P0
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF SS HDD
8
81Y9742
A1P2
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF SS HDD
8
2.5-inch SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
90Y8926
A2XB
IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
8
90Y8944
A2ZK
IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED
8
90Y8877
A2XC
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
8
90Y8913
A2XF
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED
8
81Y9670
A283
IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
8
90Y8872
A2XD
IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
8
90Y8908
A3EF
IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED
8
81Y9650
A282
IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD
8
00AD075
A48S
IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS HDD
8
00AD085
A48T
IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS SED
8
2.5-inch SAS Hot-Swap Hybrid HDDs
00AD102
A4G7
IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS Hybrid
8
00AD107
A4G8
IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2SS Hybrid
8
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Table 10. Disk drive options for internal disk storage (Part 2)
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
2.5-inch SAS Simple-Swap HDDs
90Y8935
A2ZG
IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD
8
90Y8895
A2ZH
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD
8
81Y9674
A24J
IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD
8
90Y8890
A2ZJ
IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD
8
81Y9654
A24H
IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD
8
00AD080
A4CG
IBM 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SS HDD
8
2.5-inch SATA Hot-Swap SSDs
00W1125
A3HR
IBM 100GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
8
43W7718
A2FN
IBM 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS SSD
8
49Y5839
A3AS
IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
8
90Y8648
A2U4
IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
8
90Y8643
A2U3
IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
8
49Y5844
A3AU
IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
8
00AJ000
A4KM
S3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
8
00AJ005
A4KN
S3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
8
00AJ010
A4KP
S3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
8
00AJ015
A4KQ
S3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
8
41Y8331
A4FL
S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
8
41Y8336
A4FN
S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
8
41Y8341
A4FQ
S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
8
2.5-inch SAS Hot-Swap SSDs
49Y6129
A3EW
IBM 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
8
49Y6134
A3EY
IBM 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
8
49Y6139
A3F0
IBM 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
8
49Y6195
A4GH
IBM 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD
8
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Table 10. Disk drive options for internal disk storage (Part 3)
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
2.5-inch SATA Simple-Swap SSDs
00W1130
A3HS
IBM 100GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
8
43W7742
5419
IBM 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS SSD
8
49Y5849
A3AT
IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
8
90Y8668
A2UB
IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
8
90Y8663
A2UC
IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
8
49Y5854
A3AV
IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
8
00AJ020
A4KR
S3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
8
00AJ025
A4KS
S3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
8
00AJ030
A4KT
S3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
8
00AJ035
A4KU
S3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
8
41Y8351
A4FM
S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
8
41Y8356
A4FP
S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
8
41Y8361
A4FR
S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
8
2.5-inch SAS Simple-Swap SSDs
49Y6144
A3EX
IBM 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
8
49Y6149
A3EZ
IBM 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
8
49Y6154
A3F1
IBM 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
8
49Y6200
A4GJ
IBM 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD
8
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Table 10. Disk drive options for internal disk storage (Part 4)
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
3.5-inch SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
49Y6092
A3DV
IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
49Y6097
A3DW
IBM 450GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
49Y6102
A3DX
IBM 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
3.5-inch NL SAS Hot-Swap HDDs
90Y8567
A26M
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
90Y8572
A2U0
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
00W1533
A4AH
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS SED
4
90Y8577
A2R2
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
49Y6210
A4AF
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
00W1543
A4AJ
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS SED
4
3.5-inch NL SATA Hot-Swap HDDs
81Y9786
A22Y
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
81Y9790
A22P
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
81Y9794
A22T
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
81Y9798
A22S
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
49Y6002
A3W9
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
4
3.5-inch NL SATA Simple-Swap HDDs
81Y9802
A22U
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
4
81Y9806
A22X
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
4
81Y9810
A22W
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
4
81Y9814
A22V
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
4
49Y6012
A3WA
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
4
Internal backup units
The server does not support internal tape drive options or other internal backup units. However, it can be
attached to the external tape drives using SAS or Fibre Channel connectivity (see Table 28).
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Optical drives
The server supports the optical drive options listed in the following table. Server models with 3.5-inch
HDDs do not support an internal optical drive.
Table 11. Optical drives
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
Standard models
where used
46M0901
4161
IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM
1
-
46M0902
4163
IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner
1
-
IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM (part number 46M0901) supports the following media and
speeds for reading:












CD-ROM 24X
CD-R 24X
CD-RW 24X
DVD-ROM (4.7 GB) 8X
DVD-ROM (dual layer, 8.5 GB) 8X
DVD-R (4.7 GB) 8X
DVD-R (dual layer, 8.5 GB) 8X
DVD+R (4.7 GB) 8X
DVD+R (dual layer, 8.5 GB) 8X
DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 8X
DVD+RW (4.7 GB) 8X
DVD-RAM (4.7 GB) 5X
IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner (46M0902) supports the same media and speeds for reading
as DVD-ROM (46M0901). This drive also supports the following media and speeds for writing:









CD-R 24X
CD-RW 24X
DVD-R (4.7 GB) 8X
DVD-R (dual layer, 8.5 GB) 6X
DVD+R (4.7 GB) 8X
DVD+R (dual layer, 8.5 GB) 6X
DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 6X
DVD+RW (4.7 GB) 8X
DVD-RAM (4.7 GB) 5X
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I/O expansion options
The server supports up to three PCIe slots 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 as
follows:

Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired), optional PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16-wired); full-height, half-length

Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired); low-profile, half-length (not present if an optional x16-wired slot 1
riser is used)

Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x4 (dedicated slot for ServeRAID adapter); standard on hardware RAID models,
optional on software RAID models
Riser 1 supplies slots 1 and 2, and riser 2 supplies slot 3. Standard models have one (00D4489 in models
with ServeRAID C105) or two (00D4489 and 94Y6385 in models with hardware RAID adapters) riser
cards installed.
You can replace the first riser card with a riser with one PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16-wired) slot (or configure the
riser with one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot instead of the first riser card using special bid or CTO).
The following table lists the PCI riser card options.
Table 12. PCI riser card options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum Standard models
supported where used
Riser 1 (supplies slots 1 and 2) options
00D4489
A1ZA
PCIe Riser Card for slot 1 (1 x8 FH/HL + 1 x8 LP Slots)
1
A2x, C2x
00D4490
A1ZB
PCIe Riser Card 1 (1 x16 FH/HL Slot) for Graphic card
1
-
1
A2x, B2x, C2x,
D2x, F2x, G2x,
H2x, J2x
Riser 2 (supplies slot 3) options
94Y6385
A219
Slot 2 PCI Riser Cage
Network adapters
The x3530 M4 supports up to four integrated Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports (two enabled
standard, and two enabled optionally with the FoD upgrade).
Integrated NIC has the following features:



An Intel I350-CM2 chip
Up to four Gigabit Ethernet ports (two enabled standard, and two enabled optionally with the 90Y9314
FoD upgrade)
NIC Teaming (load balancing and failover)
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Ethernet Features:
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

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
I/O Virtualization Features:
















1 Gb Ethernet IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab PHY specifications compliant
Integrated PHY for 10/100/1000 Mbps for multispeed, full, and half-duplex auto-negotiation
IEEE 802.3x and 802.3z compliant flow control support with software-controllable Rx thresholds
and Tx pause frames
Automatic cross-over detection function (MDI/MDI-X)
IEEE 1588 protocol and 802.1AS implementation
IEEE802.3az - Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
Full wake up support

Advanced Power Management (APM) support

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification v2.0c

Magic packet wake-up enable
Eight transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) queue pairs per port
Flexible port partitioning: 32 virtual functions (VF) with four ports or 16 VFs with two ports
Rx/Tx round-robin scheduling
Traffic isolation and traffic steering
Virtual machine (VM) to VM packet forwarding (packet loopback)
MAC and VLAN anti-spoofing
Malicious driver detection
Storm control
Per-pool statistics, off loads, and jumbo support
Independent Function Level Reset (FLR) for physical and virtual functions
IEEE 802.1q Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) support with VLAN tag insertion, stripping, and
packet filtering for up to 4096 VLAN tags
IEEE 802.1q advanced packet filtering
Mirroring rules
Support for simple VEPA
VF promiscuous modes
Stateless offload and performance features:



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





TCP/UDP, IPv4 checksum offloads (Rx/ Tx/Large-send); extended Tx descriptors
IPv6 support for IP/TCP and IP/UDP receive checksum offload
Tx TCP segmentation offload (IPv4, IPv6)
Transmit Segmentation Offloading (TSO)
Interrupt throttling control
Legacy and Message Signal Interrupt (MSI)
Message Signal Interrupt Extension (MSI-X)
Receive Side Scaling (RSS) for Windows
Scalable I/O for Linux environments (IPv4, IPv6, TCP/UDP)
Support for packets up to 9.5 KB (jumbo frames)
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The following table lists additional supported network adapters.
Table 13. Network adapters
Part number Feature Description
code
Maximum
supported
40 Gb Ethernet / FDR InfiniBand
00D9550
A3PN
Mellanox ConnectX-3 FDR VPI IB/E Adapter for IBM System x
2
10 Gb Ethernet
49Y7910
A18Y
Broadcom NetXtreme II Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x
2
42C1820
1637
Brocade 10 Gb Dual-port CNA for IBM System x
2*
95Y3762
A2U1
Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA III for IBM System x
1*
None**
A2UN
Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Integrated VFA III for IBM System x
1*
95Y3760
A2U2
Emulex VFA III FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x (FoD)
2†
49Y7960
A2EC
Intel X520-DA2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x
2
49Y7970
A2ED
Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for IBM System x
2
00D9690
A3PM
Mellanox ConnectX-3 10GbE Adapter for IBM System x
2
42C1800
5751
QLogic 10Gb CNA for IBM System x
2*
90Y4600
A3MR
Qlogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA for IBM System x
2*
00Y5624
A3MT
Qlogic 8200 VFA FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x (FoD)
2‡
47C9952
A47H
Solarflare SFN5162F MR Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x
2
47C9960
A47J
Solarflare SFN6122F LL Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for IBM System x
2
Intel I-350 Embedded Dual Port GbE Activation for IBM System x (FoD)
1
Integrated NIC upgrades
90Y9314
A2GT
Gigabit Ethernet
39Y6066
1485
NetXtreme II 1000 Express Ethernet Adapter
2
42C1780
2995
NetXtreme II 1000 Express Dual Port Ethernet Adapter
2
49Y4220
5766
NetXtreme II 1000 Express Quad Port Ethernet Adapter
2
42C1750
2975
PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter by Intel
2
49Y4230
5767
Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for IBM System x
2
49Y4240
5768
Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for IBM System x
2
90Y9352
A2V3
Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x
2
90Y9370
A2V4
Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for IBM System x
2
† One FCoE/iSCSI license per one Emulex Dual Port VFA III or Integrated VFA III.
‡ One FCoE/iSCSI license per one QLogic 8200 Dual Port VFA.
* Virtual Fabric Adapters and Converged Network Adapters require SFP+ optical transceivers or DAC cables that
must be purchased separately.
** This adapter can only be ordered through CTO or special bid.
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For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Ethernet and IB adapters
category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=networkadapters
Storage host bus adapters
The following table lists storage HBAs supported by the x3530 M4 server.
Table 14. Storage adapters
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
Fibre Channel - 16 Gb
81Y1675
A2XV
Brocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
2
81Y1668
A2XU
Brocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
2
81Y1662
A2W6
Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
2
81Y1655
A2W5
Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
2
00Y3337
A3KW
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
2
00Y3341
A3KX
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
2
Fibre Channel - 8 Gb
46M6050
3591
Brocade 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
2
46M6049
3589
Brocade 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
2
42D0494
3581
Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
2
42D0485
3580
Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
2
42D0510
3579
QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
2
42D0501
3578
QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
2
Fibre Channel - 4 Gb
59Y1993
3886
Brocade 4Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
2
59Y1987
3885
Brocade 4Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
2
42C2069
1698
Emulex 4Gb FC Single-Port PCI-E HBA for IBM System x
2
42C2071
1699
Emulex 4Gb FC Dual-Port PCI-E HBA for IBM System x
2
39R6525
3567
Qlogic 4Gb FC Single-Port PCIe HBA for System x
2
39R6527
3568
Qlogic 4Gb FC Dual-Port PCIe HBA for System x
2
5982
IBM 6Gb SAS HBA
2
SAS
46M0907
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
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PCIe SSD adapters
The server supports the High IOPS SSD adapters listed in the following table.
Table 15. SSD adapters
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
46C9078
A3J3
IBM 365GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter
2
46C9081
A3J4
IBM 785GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter
2
90Y4377
A3DY
IBM 1.2TB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter
2
GPU adapters
The server supports graphics processing units (GPUs) provided riser card 00D4490 is installed. The
following table lists the supported GPUs.
Table 16. GPU adapters
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
None*
A3WH
NVIDIA Quadro K600
1
None*
A13K
NVIDIA Quadro 600
1
* This adapter can only be ordered through CTO or special bid.
The use of GPU adapters requires installation of one or two 675 W power supplies. 460 W power supplies
are not supported. If the NVIDIA Quadro is installed, the maximum memory that can be installed is 128
GB.
Power supplies
The server supports one 460 W AC fixed power supply or up to two redundant 460 W or 675 W HE
hot-swap power supplies. These power supplies are 80 PLUS certified. The server also supports up to two
redundant hot-swap 675 W -48 V DC power supplies. Standard models come either with one fixed or one
hot-swap power supply (model dependent). The following table lists the power supplies. An AC hot-swap
power supply option ships standard with one 2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 rack power cable.
Table 17. Power supplies
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
Standard models
where used
None*
A223
460W Fixed Power Supply
1
A2x, B2x, C2x
00D4412
A2ZR
675W Power Supply - HE (Redundant)
2
G2x, H2x
00J6451
A3KV
675W -48V Redundant DC PSU
2
-
00D4413
A2ZS
460W Power Supply (Redundant)
2
D2x, F2x, J2x
* Fixed power supply comes either with standard or custom (special bid or CTO) models.
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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 18. Virtualization options
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
41Y8298
A2G0
IBM Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads
1
41Y8300
A2VC
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware vSphere 5.0
1
41Y8311
A2R3
IBM USB Memory Key for VMWare ESXi 5.1
1
41Y8382
A4WZ
IBM USB Memory Key for VMWare ESXi 5.1 Update 1
1
Remote management
The server contains IBM Integrated Management Module II (IMM2), 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 IMM2 lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records
the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. Optionally, the IMM2 also provides a virtual
presence capability for remote server management capabilities.
The IMM2 provides remote server management through industry-standard interfaces:




Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3
Common Information Model (CIM)
Web browser
The optional IBM 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
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 19. Remote management option
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
90Y3901
A1ML
IBM Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade
1
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In the default UEFI configuration, Ethernet port 2 is configured to be dedicated to remote access to the
IMM2. If preferred, you can change the UEFI setting so that remote access to the IMM2 is via Port 1 and
also accessible to the operating system. This Shared setting is also useful if you do not have a dedicated
management network - management and production networks are combined into a single network. The
following table shows this setting and its effect on the Ethernet ports.
Table 20. UEFI settings for remote access to the IMM
UEFI mode
Ethernet Port 1
Ethernet
Port 2
Ethernet Port 3
(optional)
Ethernet Port 4
(optional)
IMM network interface port
dedicated (default)
Production Ethernet
IMM2
dedicated
Production
Ethernet
Production
Ethernet
IMM network interface port
shared
Shared - Production
Ethernet and IMM2
Production
Ethernet
Production
Ethernet
Production
Ethernet
Light path diagnostics panel
The light path diagnostics panel allows system engineers and administrators to easily and quickly
diagnose hardware problems on IBM System x servers. If a failure occurs, a light is illuminated on the
front panel of the server (level 1 light path) to alert the systems administrator that there is a problem. The
light path diagnostics panel (light path level 2) will have a light next to the LED for the failed subsystem.
This light directs the engineer or administrator to the failed component, also shows an illuminated LED
near it (light path level 3) (for example, the DIMM error LED on the system board).
x3530 M4 offers two variants of light path diagnostics: basic and advanced. All standard x3530 M4
models include basic functionality that provides light path levels 1 and 3. Advanced functionality is
optional; it contains a pop-out panel that adds light path level 2.
The following figures show the basic (level 1) and advanced (level 2) light path levels.
Figure 8. Basic (level 1) light path
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Figure 9. Advanced (level 2) light path
The following table lists the advanced light path kit.
Table 21. Advanced light path kit
Part number
Feature code
Description
Maximum supported
90Y6533
A2U6
Lightpath Upgrade kit
1
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Supported operating systems
The server supports the following operating systems:

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





















Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
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 11 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
VMware ESX 4.1
VMware ESXi 4.1
VMware vSphere 5 (ESXi)
VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)
VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)
For the latest information about the specific versions and service levels supported and any other
prerequisites, see the IBM ServerProven® website at:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/nos/matrix.shtml
Physical and electrical specifications
Dimensions and weight:




Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.)
Width: 447 mm (17.6 in.)
Depth: 673 mm (26.5 in.)
Weight:


Minimum configuration: 10.4 kg (22.9 lb).
Maximum configuration: 15.6 kg (34.3 lb).
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Supported environment:

Air temperature






Humidity




Server on: 8% - 85%, maximum dew point 24 °C, maximum rate of change 5 °C/hr.
Server off: 8% - 80%, maximum dew point 27 °C.
Shipment: 5% - 100%.
Design to ASHRAE Class A3, ambient of 35 °C - 40 °C, with relaxed support



Server on: 5 °C - 40 °C (41.0 °F - 104 °F); altitude: 0 - 915 m (3,000 ft).
Server on: 5 °C - 32 °C (41.0 °F - 89.6 °F); altitude: 915 - 2,134 m (7,000 ft).
Server on: 5 °C - 28 °C (41.0 °F - 82.4 °F); altitude: 2,134 - 3,050 m (10,000 ft).
Server off: 5 °C - 45 °C (41.0 °F - 113 °F).
Shipment: -40 °C - 60 °C (-40 °F - 140 °F).
Supports a cloud like workload with no acceptable performance degradation (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 675 W hot-swap power supplies:




Models with 460 W hot-swap power supplies:




100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 6.0 A
200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 3.0 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):

Minimum configuration: 0.13 kVA

Maximum configuration: 0.57 kVA
BTU output



100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 5.6 A
200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 2.8 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):

Minimum configuration: 0.12 kVA

Maximum configuration: 0.53 kVA
Models with 460 W fixed power supplies:




100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 7.8 A
200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 3.8 A
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):

Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA

Maximum configuration: 0.77 kVA
Minimum configuration: 406 Btu/hr (119 watts)
Maximum configuration: 2627 Btu/hr (770 watts)
Noise level


6.5 bels (operating)
6.3 bels (idle)
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Warranty options
The IBM System x3530 M4 has a three-year on-site warranty with 9x5/next business day terms. IBM
offers the warranty service upgrades through IBM ServicePac offerings, described 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 ServicePac offerings
might be available in a particular country. For more information about IBM ServicePac offerings available
in your country, visit 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 22. Warranty service definitions
Term
Description
IBM on-site
repair (IOR)
A service technician comes to the server's location for equipment repair.
24x7x2 hour
A service technician is scheduled to arrive at your client’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 client’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 client’s location within four business hours after
remote problem determination is completed. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the
client's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays. If it is after 1:00 p.m. and
it is determined that on-site service is required, the client 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
business day
A service technician is scheduled to arrive at your client’s location on the business day after we
receive your call, following remote problem determination. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. in the client's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays.
In general, the types of IBM ServicePac offerings are as follows:

Warranty and maintenance service upgrades




One, two, three, four, or five years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage
On-site repair from 2 or 4 hours to next business day
One or two years of warranty extension
Remote technical support services




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

Microsoft or Linux software

VMware

IBM Systems Director
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Regulatory compliance
The server conforms to the following 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. 60950-1
NOM-019
Argentina IEC60950-1
Japan VCCI, Class A
Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class A
IEC 60950-1(CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
China CCC (GB4943), GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1, GOST R 51318.22, GOST R 51318.24, GOST R 51317.3.2,
GOST R 51317.3.3
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 x3530 M4 supports attachment to external storage expansion enclosures, such as the EXP2500
series, by using the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller. The x3530 M4 can also be attached to
supported external storage systems, such as the IBM System Storage® DS3500 series, using the
supported HBAs listed in Table 13.
The following table provides the ordering part numbers for the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller.
Table 23. Ordering part numbers and feature codes
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
Maximum
supported
81Y4478
A1WX
ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x
2
81Y4484
A1J3
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x 2
81Y4487
A1J4
ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x
2
81Y4559
A1WY
ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x
2
81Y4508
A22E
ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x
2
81Y4546
A1X3
ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for IBM System x
1*
90Y4273
A2MC
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Accelerator for IBM System x
1*
90Y4318
A2MD
ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler for IBM System x
1*
* One M5100 Series FoD software license is required per server.
Important: The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller ships standard without a cache. One of the
available cache upgrades (81Y4484, 81Y4487, or 81Y4559) is required for the M5120 adapter operations,
and it must be purchased together with the controller.
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The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:
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Eight external 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
Two external x4 mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8088)
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M5100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
Supports 512 MB battery-backed cache or 512 MB or 1 GB flash-backed cache
6 Gbps throughput per port
PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps ROC controller
Supports connectivity to the EXP2512 and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures
For more information, see the IBM Redbooks® Product Guide ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller
for IBM System x at:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0858.html?Open
The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller supports connectivity to the IBM System Storage external
expansion enclosures listed in the following table. Up to nine expansion enclosures can be daisy-chained
per one M5120 external port. For better performance, distribute expansion enclosures evenly across both
M5120 ports.
Table 24. IBM System Storage external expansion enclosures
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported per one M5120
174712X
IBM System Storage EXP2512 Express
18
174724X
IBM System Storage EXP2524 Express
9
The external SAS cables listed in the following table support connectivity between external expansion
enclosures and the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller.
Table 25. External SAS cables for external storage expansion enclosures
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity
supported per one enclosure
39R6531
IBM 3 m SAS Cable
1
39R6529
IBM 1 m SAS Cable
1
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The following table lists the drives supported by EXP2512 external expansion enclosures.
Table 26. Drive options for EXP2512 external expansion enclosures
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity supported per
one enclosure
3.5" NL SAS HS HDDs
49Y1903
1TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD
12
49Y1902
2TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD
12
90Y8720
3TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD
12
46W0975
4TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD
12
3.5" SAS HS HDDs
49Y1899
300GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 3.5" HDD
12
49Y1900
450GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 3.5" HDD
12
49Y1901
600GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 3.5" HDD
12
The following table lists the hard disk drives supported by EXP2524 external expansion enclosures.
Table 27. Drive options for EXP2524 external expansion enclosures
Part number
Description
Maximum quantity supported per
one enclosure
2.5" NL SAS HS HDDs
49Y1898
500GB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 2.5" HDD
24
81Y9952
1TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 2.5" HDD
24
2.5" SAS HS HDDs
49Y1896
146GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD
24
81Y9944
300GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD
24
00W1595
600GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD
24
46W0970
900GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD
24
46W0980
1.2TB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD
24
2.5" SAS HS SSDs
49Y6072
200GB 6Gb SAS 2.5" SSD
24
49Y6077
400GB 6Gb SAS 2.5" SSD
24
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External disk storage systems
The following table lists the external storage systems that are supported by x3530 M4 and can be ordered
through the System x sales channel. The server might support other IBM disk systems that are not listed
in this table. Refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center for further information at:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic
Table 28. 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
2071CU2
IBM Storwize® V3500 LFF Dual Control Enclosure
2071CU3
IBM Storwize V3500 SFF Dual Control Enclosure
2072L2C
IBM Storwize V3700 LFF Dual Control Enclosure
2072S2C
IBM Storwize V3700 SFF Dual Control Enclosure
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the System Storage 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 29. 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
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
00D8924
IBM Half High LTO Ultrium Gen 6 Internal SAS Tape Drive
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Table 29. External backup options (Part 2)
Part number
Description
External backup units*
36251TY
IBM RDX USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge
362532Y
IBM RDX USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge
362550Y
IBM RDX USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge
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
IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model H3V
3580S4V
IBM System Storage TS2240 Tape Drive Express Model H4V
3580S5E
IBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express Model H5S
3580S5X
IBM 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
* The external tape drives listed can be ordered through the IBM System x sales channel. The server might support
other IBM tape drives that are not listed in this table. Refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation 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 top-of-rack Ethernet switches from IBM System Networking that are listed in the
following table.
Table 30. 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 31. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number
Description
Rack-mounted UPS
21303RX
IBM UPS 7500XHV
21304RX
IBM UPS 10000XHV
24195KX
IBM UPS5000
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)
53959KX
IBM 11000VA LCD 5U Rack UPS (200V/208V/230V)
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=power
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Power distribution units
The server supports attachment to the power distribution units (PDUs) listed in the following table.
Table 32. 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 32 amp/250 V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y8935
DPI 63amp/250 V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd connector
39Y8938
30 amp/125 V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P connector
39Y8939
30 amp/250 V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P connector
39Y8940
60 amp/250 V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 60A 2P+N+Gnd connector
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Table 32. Power distribution units (part 2)
Part number
Description
Universal PDUs
39Y8951
DPI Universal Rack PDU with US LV and HV line cords
39Y8952
DPI Universal Rack PDU with CEE7-VII Europe LC
39Y8953
DPI Universal Rack PDU with Denmark LC
39Y8954
DPI Universal Rack PDU with Israel LC
39Y8955
DPI Universal Rack PDU with Italy LC
39Y8956
DPI Universal Rack PDU with South Africa LC
39Y8957
DPI Universal Rack PDU with UK LC
39Y8958
DPI Universal Rack PDU with AS/NZ LC
39Y8959
DPI Universal Rack PDU with 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
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=power
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Rack cabinets
The server supports the rack cabinets listed in the following table.
Table 33. Rack cabinets
Part number
Description
201886X
IBM 11U Office Enablement Kit
93072RX
IBM 25U Standard Rack
93072PX
IBM 25U Static S2 Standard Rack
93634EX
IBM 42U 1100mm Dynamic Expansion Rack
93634PX
IBM 42U 1100mm Dynamic Rack
93604EX
IBM 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack
93604PX
IBM 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614EX
IBM 42U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93614PX
IBM 42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93084EX
IBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
93084PX
IBM 42U Enterprise Rack
93074RX
IBM 42U Standard Rack
93074XX
IBM 42U Standard Rack Extension
93624EX
IBM 47U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93624PX
IBM 47U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93634DX
IBM PureFlex™ System 42U Expansion Rack
93634CX
IBM PureFlex System 42U Rack
99564XX
IBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Expansion Rack
99564RX
IBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Rack
For more information, see the list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Rack cabinets and options
category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=rack
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Rack options
The server supports the rack console switches and monitor kits listed in the following table.
Table 34. Rack options
Part number
Feature
code
Description
Monitor kits and keyboard trays
17238BX
A3EK
IBM 1U 18.5" Standard Console
17238EX
A3EL
IBM 1U 18.5" Enhanced Media Console
172317X
0051
1U 17in Flat Panel Console Kit
172319X
0052
1U 19in Flat Panel Console Kit
1754D2X
6695
IBM Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X
6694
IBM Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X
0726
IBM Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X
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 list of IBM Redbooks Product Guides in the Rack cabinets and options
category:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pg&cat=rack
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Related publications and links
For more information, see these resources:
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US Announcement Letter - IBM System x3530 M4:
http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS112-094

IBM System x3530 M4 product page:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/rack/x3530m4/index.html
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IBM System x3530 M4 Installation and Service Guide:
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5090215
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ServerProven hardware compatibility page for the x3530 M4:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/xseries/7160.html

IBM Redbooks Product Guides for IBM System x servers and options:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/portals/systemx?Open&page=pgbycat

Configuration and Option Guide:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/xbc/cog/

xREF - IBM x86 Server Reference:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/xref
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IBM System x Support Portal:
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Downloads/Hardware/Systems/System_x/System_x3530_M4

IBM System Storage Interoperation Center:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic
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