The x X5 server is the fifth generation of the Enterprise X-Architecture, delivering innovation with enhanced reliability and availability features to enable optimal performance for databases, enterprise applications, and virtualized environments. Environments that run around the clock to supply information world-wide require dependable servers with features that can tolerate a component failure without total shutdown. The x X5 server packs numerous fault-tolerant and high-availability features into a high-density, rack-optimized package that helps to significantly reduce the space needed to support massive network computing operations. A single x X5 supports up to four of Intel's high-performance core processors and up to 3 TB of memory.
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Its energy-efficient design supports more cores, memory, and data capacity in a scalable 2U package that is easy to service and manage. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors, you can reduce costs while maintaining speed and availability. Product availability: The System x M3 Machine Type server models are withdrawn and no longer available for ordering. Figure 1. In addition, a built-in altimeter provides more efficient power utilization and lower noise levels.
Comprehensive systems management tools such as advanced diagnostics, a cable management arm, and the ability to control resources from a single point make it easy to deploy, integrate, service, and manage. The challenge of a high-performance business is to do more with less—serve more Web pages, handle more secure connections, support more email users. You need to reduce the costs of doing business and improve the service you deliver to your customers while lowering your overall risk.
It can improve service with reduced operational complexity and increased management functionality. It will lower your IT risk with the resiliency that comes from having no single point of failure. The x M3 is a high-performance rack server that uses significantly less power than previous generations, with unified systems management tools, leading reliability, availability, and serviceability features, and broad system flexibility, housed in a compact 2U mechanical package.
The System x M3 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:. Figure 2. Figure 3. Figure 4. The x M3 supports the processor options listed in the following table.
The server supports up to two processors. This table shows which server models have each processor standard. If there is no corresponding where-used model for a particular processor then this processor is only available through CTO.
IBM memory specifications are integrated into the light path diagnostics for immediate system performance feedback and optimum system uptime. Each processor has three memory channels, and there are three DIMMs per channel.
RDIMMs can be populated three per channel. Maximum memory speed is limited by memory speed supported by the specific processor and by the number and type of DIMMs installed whichever has a lower memory speed rating , as follows:. The server supports both 1. Mixing 1. Intel Xeon series processor-based systems do not support 1.
Memory sparing is only supported for Intel Xeon series processor-based systems. Figure 5. Internal drive configurations. The following table shows internal storage expansion options available for x M3 server.
The following table lists the RAID controllers and additional options used for internal disk storage of x M3 server. When this RAID controller is ordered as a part of the 69Y upgrade see Table 6 , then the maximum quantity supported is two. The server supports the internal tape drive options listed in the following table. This drive also supports the following media and speeds for writing:.
The server supports up to four PCI Express slots with different riser cards installed into two riser sockets on the system planar one riser socket supports installation of one riser card. The slot form factors are as follows:. Riser 1 supplies slots 1 and 2. Riser 2 supplies slots 3 and 4. Standard models have two riser cards installed that provide a total of four PCI Express 2.
You can replace each standard riser with one of the following risers or configure one of these riser cards instead of the standard 2 x8 riser using special bid or CTO :.
Two ports are standard, and two ports can be added by installing the optional Dual-port Gigabit Ethernet Daughter card, 46M This card uses a dedicated connector on the motherboard and does not consume a PCI expansion slot. Integrated NICs have the following features:. Standard models come with one or two power supplies model dependent. The following table lists the power supplies. An AC power supply ships standard with one 2.
A DC power supply ships without power cords. The key is installed in a USB socket inside the server. The following table lists the virtualization options. If an environmental condition exceeds a threshold or if a system component fails, the IMM lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem.
Optionally, the IMM also provides a virtual presence capability for remote server management capabilities. The optional virtual media key is required to enable the remote presence and blue-screen capture features. The remote presence feature provides the following functions:. 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 IBM ServicePac is a series of prepackaged warranty maintenance upgrades and post-warranty maintenance agreements with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.
IBM ServicePac offerings are country-specific, that is, each country might have its own service types, service levels, response times, and terms and conditions. Not all covered types of ServicePacs might be available in a particular country.
The hard disk drives listed in the following table are supported with external expansion enclosures. The RAID controllers listed in the following table are supported with external expansion enclosures.
The following table lists the external storage systems that are supported by the server and can be ordered through System x sales channel. The server may support other IBM disk systems that are not listed in this table. Server may support other IBM tape drives that are not listed in this table.
The server supports attachments to the uninterruptible power supply UPS units listed in the following table. The server supports attachments to the power distribution units PDUs listed in the following table. IBM Global Financing can help you obtain the IT solution you need while preserving funding for other strategic investments and optimizing cash flow. Our Fair Market Value FMV lease helps ensure that you have the latest IBM technology and with our mid-lease upgrade capability, you can increase the capacity of the system with little to no change in monthly payments.
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Comment optional. Thank you for your feedback. Download PDF. Table of Contents. Introduction Did you know? Did you know? Key features The challenge of a high-performance business is to do more with less—serve more Web pages, handle more secure connections, support more email users. Performance The x M3 offers numerous features to boost performance and reduce costs: Up to two 6-core Xeon series processors offering superior performance.
Flexibility and scalability The x M3 has the ability to grow with your application requirements with these features: A choice of 4-core or 6-core processors with clock rates from 1.
Five or six USB 2. Storage bay flexibility: Up to 16 hot-swap 2. New capabilities include: Human readable event logs — no more beep codes Complete out-of-band coverage by the Advance Settings Utility to simplify remote setup A complete setup solution, allowing adapter configuration functions to be moved into UEFI Consistent firmware management across an entire product line Integrated Trusted Platform Module TPM 1.
Integrated IPMI 2. It also supports highly secure remote power control using data encryption. IBM Systems Director is included for proactive systems management. IBM Systems Director also offers extended systems management tools for additional server management and increased availability. When a problem is encountered, IBM Systems Director can issue administrator alerts via email, pager, and other methods. IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager provides advanced power management features with actual real-time energy monitoring, reporting, and capping features.
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However, current [ when? The numbering scheme started off similar to that of the IBM PC Servers, but additional ranges were added, like the entry-level model later on. Models ending with an R, are rack-mount. For marketing reasons the AMD processor based e, e and em and the BladeCenter which supports non-Intel processor products were not branded xSeries, but were instead placed directly under the eServer brand. The xSeries brand was limited to only Intel-based server products.
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