IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node


To meet today’s complex and ever-changing business demands, the IBM Flex System x240 compute node, an element of the IBM PureFlex System, is optimised for virtualisation, performance and highly scalable I/O designed to run a wide variety of workloads. The Flex System x240 is available on either your PureFlex System or IBM Flex System solution.

Get the most out of your compute environment

The Flex System x240 compute node delivers maximum performance – up to 50 percent performance boost over previous generation servers.1 This enables businesses to get more out of their compute environment for a broad set of workloads. Features such as automated power management with onboard sensors give you more control over power and thermal levels across the system. These capabilities, combined with memory capacity up to 768 gigabyte (GB), help you get the most out of your compute environment.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Highest memory capability – up to 768 GB per server
Full range of processor support – up to 130 W processor
Industry’s widest support of I/O technologies – Ethernet, fibre channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI), Infiniband
Simple management with the IBM Flex System Manager
Processor 2/2, Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 Series Processor
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 kilobytes (KB) per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 4 cores - 6 cores –15 megabyte (MB), 6 cores - 10 cores – 25 MB, 12 cores – 30 MB
Chipset Intel C600
Form factor Flex System standard node
Memory 24 double data rate-3 (DDR-3)/DDR3L LP, 768 GB maximum with 32 GB load-reduced dual inline memory module (LRDIMM)
Internal storage 2 x hot-swap 2.5-inch (serial attached SCSI (SAS)/ serial advanced technology attachment (SATA)/SSD)
Internal RAID LSI 2004, RAID-0/-1
Optional ServeRAID M5115/RAID-0, -1, -5, -6, -10, -50 with Large Scale Integration (LSI) SAS2208 Controller
Internal universal serial bus (USB) 2 x Standard USB Flash Key +
1 x Front Access USB Key
Ethernet IBM Virtual Fabric 2 x 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) lights out management (LOM)
Chassis support Flex System Enterprise Chassis
I/O Expansion 2 x Mezzanine Cards (x16 + x8peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) 3.0)
1 x PCIe Expansion Node Connector (x16 PCI Express 3.0)
Power management AEM, Active Energy Management
Warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available
Management Integrated management module 2 (IMM2), RTMM keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) Dongle
Operating systems (OS) Microsoft® Windows® Server, SUSE, RedHat Enterprise Linux®, VMware
Reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features Chassis redundant/hot-plug power and cooling
Front panel and field replaceable unit (FRU)/CRU light emitting diode (LEDs)

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