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x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
x3550 M2 IBM System x Rack Server July 2009
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  • 1. PRS342 Last Updated 12 May 2009 – THIS COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN BP VERSION Client Name IBM System x3550 M2 Rack Ser ver Pr oposal Contact Name Address Telephone Email address Date of proposal Client Logo Need Client's Permission
  • 2. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal Table of Contents Executive Summary......................................................................................................................1 Our Understanding of Your Goals.............................................................................................1 Our Approach to Meeting Your Goals.......................................................................................1 OnForever Computing........................................................................................................2 Bringing Down Enterprise Computing Cost .......................................................................2 Driving Industry Standards..................................................................................................2 Making Servers Easier to Deploy and Use.........................................................................3 Why IBM System x?..................................................................................................................3 X-Architecture.....................................................................................................................3 Systems Management........................................................................................................3 Service & Support...............................................................................................................4 Wide Variety of Servers .....................................................................................................4 Breadth of Storage Offerings..............................................................................................4 Server-Proven.....................................................................................................................4 Leadership in Microsoft Windows Operating Systems Capabilities....................................4 Linux.................................................................................................................................... 5 Financial Options................................................................................................................5 Fulfillment............................................................................................................................5 Executive Summary - IBM System x3550 M2.............................................................................6 Our Understanding of Your Goals.............................................................................................6 Our Approach to Meeting Your Goals.......................................................................................6 Solution Overview.....................................................................................................................7 Why IBM?..................................................................................................................................8 IBM System x3550 M2...................................................................................................................9 Highlights................................................................................................................................... 9 Features and Benefits.............................................................................................................10 IBM System x3550 M2 at a glance.........................................................................................12 Other System x Products...........................................................................................................14 System x Racks......................................................................................................................14 Services .......................................................................................................................................15 Support Services.....................................................................................................................15 IBM ServicePac for Warranty and Maintenance Options.......................................................15 IBM ServicePac for Remote Technical Support Services.......................................................15 Support for IBM System x.......................................................................................................15 STG Lab Services...................................................................................................................15 © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is i subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 3. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal Executive Summary Our Understanding of Your Goals Your company’s profit and growth are driven by its ability to innovate and grow—and to respond on demand to market conditions quickly, decisively and dynamically. The pervasive computing trend that allows information anywhere anytime provides access to information to millions of users and devices (cell phones and web-enabled PDAs included). These new services require continuous uptime and demand more from support systems. Your server infrastructure requires new capabilities for communicating and managing even larger amounts of information in a more dynamic and cost-effective manner. In addition, the adoption of on demand technologies for business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and intra-business applications is accelerating. This places higher demands on technology platforms. More significantly, your business is increasingly turning to industry-standard technologies for this new on demand foundation. As IT solutions become more complex, infrastructure and maintenance costs rise but IT budgets are not growing at the same rate (many are flat or declining). Therefore, you need innovative technology to help keep costs to a minimum with solutions that are preconfigured, easy to install and maintain, scalable and affordable. Our Approach to Meeting Your Goals IBM® System x® helps you take back control and reduce complexity by simplifying systems management for industry-standard computing environments. System x servers provide innovative technology features that deliver time-saving, cost-savings benefits. With outstanding value for money, the System x servers are the best of IBM engineering delivered in an industry-standard platform. IBM continues to build X-Architecture® into systems and set the bar for Intel® processor-based servers across the industry. The guiding principles include:  Designing System x servers with a goal of providing uninterrupted (OnForever™) computing  Bringing down enterprise computing cost  Becoming a leader in establishing industry-wide collaboration  Making servers easier to deploy and use © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 1 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 4. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal OnForever Computing When IBM designs a System x server, the goal is always to get as close as possible to a platform that maintains continuous operation. Building highly available servers takes more than just using reliable components or redundant disk drives, fans, and power supplies. Naturally, those things are done; however, it is important to address both causes of downtime—scheduled and unscheduled outages—to truly improve operational efficiency. Bringing Down Enterprise Computing Cost Many companies around the world enjoy the reliability, scalability, and operational features of IBM enterprise server platforms. Clients have told IBM they want capabilities in System x servers that are similar to those seen in larger systems, but at a price comparable with other industry-standard servers. IBM’s strategy for meeting this requirement is to leverage proven investments in advanced server technologies and skills. This strategy allows greater capability for Intel processor-based servers without having to reinvent technologies and methods. By using the proven capabilities of other server families, IBM shortens development cycles, reduces development costs, and increases interoperability for your complex IT environments. Driving Industry Standards Bringing advanced enterprise technology to System x systems is one challenge that IBM can deliver easily; however, the System x systems must continue to be “industry standard.” If each server vendor uses similar components (many made by IBM) and the same operating systems, you have greater flexibility in technology management. To help continue this trend, IBM is working with industry leaders and standards organizations to drive new technologies in standards-based ways. Innovative capabilities in System x servers provide initiatives that allow IBM to uniquely address your application requirements first, then take it a step further. IBM works with industry consortiums and standards organizations to have the leadership technologies developed included in standards specifications and confirm that development directions coincide with future standards. Finally, IBM makes these technologies available to the industry in accordance with those standards. This open technology approach has fueled the growth of industry- standard computing since its inception. The leadership role of System x systems is evident in the industry’s adoption of the Common Diagnostic Model, PCI-X and InfiniBand I/O, and in Active PCI licensing to other companies. On the software front, IBM not only supports Microsoft® Windows® operating systems on System x servers, but also Novell NetWare and Linux®. IBM now supports or has Linux-based offerings for System i®, System p®, System x, and System z® servers to further demonstrate the commitment to Linux. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 2 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 5. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal Making Servers Easier to Deploy and Use Storage management is routinely identified as one of the primary challenges of IT managers. IBM system management software adds intelligence and combines leading-edge, proven capabilities that integrate into the enterprise to help provide world-class server and storage management across your IT solution. All this is managed through a centralized infrastructure that can help you realize a reduction in management resource costs. As more sophisticated features in System x servers are introduced, IBM knows the importance of making this technology easy to use. Being able to deploy a new server in less than an hour or accurately plan upgrades is no simple task. Using select System x servers can make it easier. System x servers currently include IBM Director to help make IT easier. Why IBM System x? X-Architecture These proven, X-Architecture technologies differentiate IBM System x from other Intel servers.  Chipkill™ memory helps keep the server up and running by tolerating a full chip failure.  Active PCI allows for installation or replacement of PCI adapters without taking the system down.  Light-path diagnostics provides rapid identification of failing or failed components, helping you minimize downtime.  Extensive Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA) support helps predict failures on fans, VRM, and power supplies. Systems Management IBM Director is a comprehensive systems-management solution designed to help reduce costs and improve productivity. IBM Director:  Delivers advanced System x and BladeCenter® manageability with a portfolio of exclusive, predictive server tools. Based on industry standards, you can use it with most Intel-microprocessor-based systems and certain System i and System p servers.  Automates many of the processes that are required to manage systems proactively, including capacity planning, asset tracking, preventive maintenance, diagnostic monitoring, troubleshooting, and more. It has a graphical user interface that provides easy access to local and remote systems.  Can be used in environments with multiple operating systems (heterogeneous environments) and integrated with robust workgroup and enterprise management software from IBM (such as Tivoli® software), Computer Associates, Hewlett- Packard, Microsoft®, NetIQ, and BMC Software. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 3 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 6. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal  Is included with the purchase of System x and BladeCenter systems and is offered for sale to help manage select non-IBM systems. Optional, fee-based extensions to IBM Director are available if you want more advanced management capabilities. Service & Support  IBM has 10 ISO certified IBM HelpCenters worldwide  IBM Global Services (IGS) is a large and versatile services company with a presence in 164 countries  IBM Center for Microsoft Technologies  Remote Connect "Call Home" support  Mobile Solution Terminal for problem determination support Wide Variety of Servers  Rack-optimized servers help solve the data center space dilemma by delivering outstanding performance and manageability in a slim chassis.  Universal servers deliver versatility in designs that convert from tower to rack- mount. Value models take small business serving to new levels of productivity at very affordable prices. Larger enterprise models combine maximum internal scalability and a range of high-availability tools for intense workloads.  Scalable servers have revolutionized the industry-standard server platform, creating a new breed of Intel-based enterprise server that delivers new levels of availability, scalability, and transaction performance. Breadth of Storage Offerings  SAS  SATA  SCSI  iSCSI  DS3000, DS4000 Series  Enterprise Storage Server®. Server-Proven  To make sure everything you would typically use with System x servers (hardware, middleware, and NOS) is thoroughly validated  Over 2,300 solutions tested by the vendor to IBM requirements Leadership in Microsoft Windows Operating Systems Capabilities  Microsoft Rapid Deployment Partner (300,000+ seat deployment)  IBM Center for Microsoft Technologies  Enterprise-level server testing and qualification © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 4 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 7. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal  Ongoing development collaboration Linux  Certification and support programs with IBM’s four chosen Linux distributors are available.  System x servers include a comprehensive support program designed to speed installation of hardware and system software.  285+ ServerProven® Solutions are available. Financial Options IBM Global Financing is a leading provider of IT financing to affordably deliver the cutting-edge technology of IBM servers to your business. Fulfillment Whether you want it through IBM direct or through an IBM Business Partner, the freedom to choose is yours. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 5 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 8. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal Executive Summary - IBM System x3550 M2 Our Understanding of Your Goals Most organizations need general-purpose rack servers to house vital applications. These applications require cost-effective and flexible server systems with exceptional per-watt performance, application scalability, and advanced manageability and serviceability with superior uptime capable of satisfying the IT challenges facing their business. The challenge is to do more with less—serve more Web pages; manage more SAP and database deployments; handle more secure connections; support more e-mail users and/or branch office locations; and support distributed database computing, scientific/technical computing and cluster management—all while minimizing costs, managing energy consumption and saving space. If your company needs outstanding performance per watt, leadership virtualization, expandability, data security and high availability in a 1U, rack-dense package, the IBM® System x3550 M2 may be your optimal solution. It also provides advanced systems management with an integrated management component for optional remote presence enablement and predictive failure analysis to keep your systems up and running. Our Approach to Meeting Your Goals Working closely with IBM Business Partners, IBM has tuned up and optimized IBM System x® servers in order to provide cost-effective, energy-efficient and flexible platforms for building solutions. The result—innovative technology that can help maximize your IT infrastructure to scale quickly, easily and inexpensively, so you can stretch your IT budget and confidently execute your business objectives—even as your business conditions change. The x3550 M2 is strongly positioned to grow with your business by increasing performance, maximizing power savings, and offering advanced system functionality and serviceability. The x3550 M2 enables you to:  Reduce costs with an energy-smart design that provides optimal quad-core computing performance per watt  Improve service with a highly scalable, flexible design that is easy to deploy, integrate, service and manage with IBM Director and other management tools  Manage risk with resilient architectures and virtualized environments The x3550 M2 is strongly positioned to reduce cost and grow with your business by increasing performance and offering balanced system functionality and serviceability. If you need cost-effective high-performance, quad-core computing with generous © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 6 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 9. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal memory, storage and I/O flexibility in a dense 1U mechanical package, as well as simple and rapid deployment, the x3550 M2 is the ideal system for you. Select configurations of the x3550 M2 are part of the IBM Express Advantage™ Portfolio, designed to meet the needs of mid-sized businesses. Easy to manage, Express models/configurations vary by country. Solution Overview If you are a small, medium or large enterprise deploying demanding applications, including Web-serving, business collaboration, virtualization or databases in dense environments, the x3550 M2 may be ideal for you. The x3550 M2 is virtualization- enabled with the VMware ESXi 3.5 embedded hypervisor (planned availability 2Q 2009). A collaborative IBM strategy with open source and development focused on compatibility and interoperability helps you innovate for a flexible business foundation. Housed in a small 1U mechanical envelope, the x3550 M2 can:  Help reduce operational cost with an energy smart dense design  Provides optimal quad-core computing performance per watt  Maximizes performance per rack U with Intel Xeon® 5500 series quad-core processors that leverage QuickPath Interconnect technology  Manages growth with scalability, security and the flexibility to respond rapidly to business change  Provides leadership virtualization with VMware ESXi 3.5 embedded hypervisor (planned availability 2Q 2009) and an energy-smart design  Meets and exceeds the memory requirements of many general purpose applications such as Web serving, database, collaboration, security and SAP deployments by supporting up to 16 DDR-3 RDIMMs with up to 128 GB of high- performance, new-generation memory (planned availability 2Q 2009)  Offers two PCI-Express x16 expansion slots (2x16): 1x16 half-length, full-height; 1x16 low profile. Also, 2x PCI-X via optional risers  Accommodates up to six 2.5" hot-swap hard disk drives for generous expansion and optional RAID-0 and -1 or optional RAID-5  Features IBM Integrated Management Module (IMM) and Virtual Media Key (option) for remote presence enablement and Predictive Failure Analysis®, and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, which enhances power control for power-managed data centers  Improves reliability by eliminating single points of failure and delivers high availability through the use of hot-swap redundant power supplies  Provides comprehensive features to ease systems management, simplify serviceability and increase uptime A collaborative IBM strategy with open source and development focused on compatibility and interoperability helps you innovate for a flexible business foundation. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 7 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 10. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal Why IBM? The x3550 M2 server offers a number of features, tools and services designed to make ownership a positive experience. If you are a small, medium or large enterprise deploying demanding applications including Web serving, business collaboration, virtualization or databases in dense environments, the x3550 M2 may be ideal for you as it provides these features:  The energy-smart x3550 M2 lowers power consumption and provides high memory throughput and robust processing for effective response times at peak volumes  Powerful systems management, including IBM Systems Director and the IMM with the option for remote presence enablement, helps simplify local and remote management  Helps provide advanced power notification and control, monitor power consumption, achieve lower heat output and decreased cooling costs  Helps maintain a healthy system by keeping internal components cool  Large cache size yields more transaction processing In addition, the x3550 M2’s redundant hot-swap cooling, coupled with IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, delivers distinct competitive advantages that can enhance serviceability and lower your operational costs. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 8 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 11. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal IBM System x3550 M2 Rack-dense, power-optimized server with leadership performance, virtualization and easy management Highlights  Reduce cost with an energy-smart design that provides optimal quad-core computing performance per watt  Improve service with a highly flexible design that is easy to deploy, integrate and manage  Manage risk with resilient architectures and virtualized environments Energy-efficient profile The IBM® System x3550 M2 offers robust, proven technology and a flexible, energy- smart design. Delivering quad-core computing on Intel® Xeon® 5500 Series processors with QuickPath Interconnect technology, this server delivers significant performance improvement per watt compared to previous generation servers by integrating low-wattage components for an energy-smart thermal profile. Powerful systems management This server offers feature-rich systems management capabilities from power management to proactive hardware monitoring. The Integrated Management Module (IMM) increases server availability by continuously monitoring your system and notifying you of potential system failures or changes. The Virtual Media key option provides remote presence capabilities without taking up a slot on the planar, while IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ provides advanced power monitoring and notification. Leadership virtualization Designed to provide leadership virtualization, the x3550 M2 supports the VMware ESXi 3.5 embedded hypervisor, the industry-leading solution for virtualization. In addition, the x3550 M2 provides exceptional memory capacity per core, enabling you to implement virtualization efficiently and cost-effectively. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 9 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 12. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal Select configurations of the x3550 M2 are part of the IBM Express Advantage™ Portfolio, designed to meet the needs of mid-sized businesses. Easy to manage, Express models/configurations vary by country. Features and Benefits Feature Benefits Rack-optimized 1U  Provides high-density performance for space-constrained data centers High performance, energy-  Reduce cost with outstanding performance per-watt efficient quad-core Intel ® computing with power-efficient Intel Core™ Xeon® 5500 Series Microarchitecture processors (up to 8 MB  Improves productivity through higher processing cache) leveraging performance QuickPath Interconnect  Up to 1333 MHz front-side bus speeds information access (QPI) technology within the system  Quad-core processing provides significant performance gains over dual core  Delivers ultimate processor performance with eight cores using optimized L2 cache  Maximize multi-threaded applications for faster concurrent execution  Large cache size yields more transaction processing  Lowers overall system power requirements Fast 1333 MHz, fully-  Memory scalability ideal for compute-intensive, general buffered DDR-3 RDIMM business applications and virtualized environments memory with up to 16 GB  Match the high-performance speed of the Intel Xeon 5500 per core with 16 DIMM Series processors with new-generation, high-performance slots (up to 128 GB max DDR-3 RDIMM memory, improving performance by memory—planned transmitting 8 bits of data in one clock cycle availability 2Q 2009)  DDR-3 memory operates at 1.5 V power, which is 17% lower than previous generation memory thermal design  Ability to transfer I/O data at eight times the speed of the memory cell it contains, enabling faster bus speeds and higher peak throughput than previous generation memory  Memory mirroring provides customers the capability to increase system and application reliability by allowing the system to continue operating even if a memory DIMM fails  Interleaved memory to improve application performance Support for the VMware  Innovative, thin hypervisor architecture is operating system- ESXi 3.5 embedded independent and is designed to optimize virtualization hypervisor (optional)— performance planned availability 2Q  Integrated into server hardware to help provide compatible, 2009 pre-tested and optimized hardware configurations  Optimized for remote management tools and industry- standard protocols such as CIM Support for up to six 2.5"  Provides a range of affordable storage solutions to meet hot-swap Serial Attached today’s storage needs and tomorrow’s expansion SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA requirements (SATA) or solid-state  High-capacity, high-performance 2.5" hot-swap SAS HDDs storage drives (SSD) are the most robust drive choice to power your enterprise © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 10 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 13. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal servers and storage solutions  Support for optional 32 GB or 50 GB solid-state drives (SSDs), featuring no moving parts for improved reliability and performance Two PCI-Express (x16)  Provides expandability choices and the opportunity to Gen 2 slots—one half- increase I/O bandwidth for performance and productivity length, full-height and one  Choice of utilizing existing PCI-X adapters during the low-profile (each slot transition to the PCI-Express standard convertible to PCI-X with riser option) Support for PCI-Express  Standard PCI-Express allows customers to achieve faster interconnect speeds than PCI-X 133 MHz  Customers can choose a PCI-X riser card to support their PCI-X adapters. The PCI-X riser card can be ordered instead of the standard PCI-Express riser card Optional RAID-0 and -1  Enhances system availability and data protection by with IBM ServeRAID™- supporting SAS hard disk drive RAID without using a PCI BR10i controller slot Optional RAID-5 with  Take high availability to your HDDs without sacrificing IBM ServeRAID-MR10i performance with RAID-5 controller  Deploy RAID-5 with a live hot spare when used with four 2.5" hot-swap SAS HDDs Optional Hardware RAID  New hardware-based encryption protects sensitive Encryption with customer data and helps avoid public exposure and loss of IBM ServeRAID-MR10is customers Vault controller  Delivers higher performance versus software-based solutions such as MS BitLocker and is harder to “hack”  Four keys deliver various levels of security  OS independent, supporting SAS or SATA HDDs  Helps lower TCO by lessening cost of drive disposal IBM Systems Director and  IBM Director 6.1 is a comprehensive systems management IBM Systems Director platform that helps increase uptime, reduce costs and Active Energy Manager™ improve productivity via advanced server management capabilities  IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager helps provide advanced power notification and control, monitor power consumption and achieve lower heat output and decreased cooling costs IBM Calibrated Vectored  Helps maintain a healthy system by keeping internal Cooling™ components cool TCP-IP Offload Engine  Improves system performance by offloading protocol (standard) processing from CPU to a separate engine or code  Standard feature at no additional charge Snoop filters on Intel core  Improve application efficiency with snoop filters to boost chipset processor performance Hot-swap redundant power  Increase system and application uptime by eliminating supplies another potential point of failure with a second hot-swap power supply Hot-swap redundant fans  Allow the server to continue operating even with fan failure  Replacing fans is easy, without taking your server offline or out of the rack © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 11 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 14. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal Drop-down light path  Gives information about a failing component without diagnostics panel interrupting system operation  Expedites hardware repairs to dramatically reduce service time  Provides a lighted path to failing components inside the system IBM Integrated  Provides option for around-the-clock remote management Management Module capabilities (IMM)  Increases server availability by continuously monitoring your system and notifying you of potential system failures or changes  Virtual Media Key for remote presence enablement (option) Integrated dual Gigabit  Provides increased network throughput and redundancy Ethernet standard; two with efficient slot-saving integration additional Gigabit ports (via  Optional NIC does not use PCI-Express slot option) Security/trusted computing  Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 enables advanced technologies cryptographic functionality such as digital signatures and remote attestation  CRTM for secure boot  MS BitLocker for full disk encryption Unified Extensible  Common across all next-generation servers, this new BIOS Firmware Interface (UEFI) is easy to configure and deploy  Providing more funcationality than previous generation BIOS, it make servers more manageable by creating a common infrastructure for managing all machines  Server efficiency is improved by providing a faster boot and restart of OS Three-year customer  Provides peace of mind for an extended period of time replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty1 IBM ServerGuide™  Assists with the installation of operating systems and software drivers  Gets your server up and running faster  Simplifies installation and configuration of your IBM System x® servers 1 IBM hardware products are made from new parts, or new and serviceable used parts. Regardless, our warranty terms apply. For a copy of applicable product warranties, write to: Warranty Information, P.O. Box 12195, RTP, NC 27709, Attn: Dept. JDJA/B203. IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services, including those designated as ServerProven® or ClusterProven®. IBM System x3550 M2 at a glance Form factor/height 1U rack Processor (max) Up to two quad-core Intel® Xeon® 5500 Series with Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) technology, up to 2.93 GHz and up to 1333 MHz front-side bus Number of processors (std/ 1/2 max) Cache (max) Up to 8 MB © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 12 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 15. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal Memory1 (max) 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB or 8 GB DDR-3 RDIMMs with 16 DIMM slots —up to 128 GB maximum memory (planned availability 2Q 2009) Expansion slots 2 PCI-Express x16 Gen 2 slots; one is half-length, full-height and one is low-profile (each slot convertible to PCI-X with riser option) Disk bays (total/hot-swap) Up to six (2.5") hot-swap SAS/SATA or solid-state drives (SSD) Maximum internal Up to 1.8 TB hot-swap Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or up to 1.8 storage1,2 TB hot-swap Serial ATA (SATA) or up to 300 GB hot-swap SSD local storage Network interface Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet (2 ports standard, plus 2 ports optional) Power supply (std/max) 1/2; 675 W each Hot-swap components Power supplies, fans, HDDs RAID support Hardware RAID-0, -1, optional RAID-5 Systems management IBM IMM with Virtual Media Key for optional remote presence enablement, Predictive Failure Analysis®, Integrated Service Processor, Diagnostic LEDs, light path diagnostics panel, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, IBM ServerGuide™ Operating systems Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, supported SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, TurboLinux Enterprise Server, Novell NetWare and VMware ESXi 3.5 embedded hypervisor (planned availability 2Q 2009) Limited warranty3 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty 1 Maximum internal hard disk and memory capacities may require the replacement of any standard hard drives and/or memory and the population of all hard disk bays and memory slots with the largest capacity supported drives available. When referring to variable speed CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs and DVDs, actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible. 2 GB and TB = 1,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000 bytes, respectively, when referring to storage capacity. Accessible capacity is less. 3 IBM hardware products are made from new parts, or new and serviceable used parts. Regardless, our warranty terms apply. For a copy of applicable product warranties, write to: Warranty Information, P.O. Box 12195, RTP, NC 27709, Attn: Dept. JDJA/B203. IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services, including those designated as ServerProven® or ClusterProven®. For more information World Wide Web U.S. – http://ibm.com/systems/x © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 13 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 16. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal Other System x Products System x Racks Attractively priced NetBAY rack solutions help you manage and control xSeries® and Netfinity® servers in your enterprise. Features include:  Three new members for the family of rugged, heavy-duty rack cabinets  Perforated steel doors -- optimize cooling for high-density appliance installation  Improved cable management system  Models include: – NetBAY42 – S2 42 U rack space – NetBAY42 E -- 42 U rack expansion space – NetBAY25 SR -- 25 U rack space – NetBAY11 Standard Rack Cabinet – 11 U rack space  Security through locking front and rear doors  Heavy-duty caster set for mobility  Standard side panels on Standard Rack (SR) models  Support for many of the current rack options  Three-year, on-site service, limited warranty © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 14 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 17. IBM System x Rack- mount Servers Proposal Services Support Services http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/services.html IBM ServicePac for Warranty and Maintenance Options http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/index.wss/offering/its/a1001480 IBM ServicePac for Remote Technical Support Services http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/index.wss/offering/its/a1000229 Support for IBM System x http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/brandmain?brandind=5000008 Find local contact and support information for United States. http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/ STG Lab Services http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/services/labservices/labservices_x.html http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/services/labservices/labservices_virtualizationcp.html © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009, Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 15 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.

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