IBM System x3100 M5

Highlights

The new single-socket IBM® System x3100 M5 server provides business-class reliability and performance in a compact tower, optimised for small to medium-sized businesses and distributed environments. Equipped with the latest Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 processors, USB 3.0 for fast data transfer, 1.35 V low-voltage memory for power savings, 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS hard disk drives (HDDs) for minimised downtime, and four levels of RAID for enhanced data protection, the x3100 M5 brings new levels of performance to your workloads while maximizing energy savings. This efficient tower meets your business needs today and offers upgrade potential when your requirements grow.

Reliability and performance in a flexible, compact tower server

Whether your workloads include basic infrastructure, web server, or file and print, the x3100 M5 delivers. Choose your storage preference from models with four 3.5-inch simple-swap HDD bays, or get the hot-swap versatility of eight 2.5-inch bays or four 3.5-inch hot-swap bays. Standard features include capacity for up to 32 GB of memory, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and two front-mounted fast USB 3.0 ports, plus multiple internal and external USB 2.0 connections. Business-class reliability features—such as standard RAID, basic light path diagnostics, and optional redundant power supplies and fans—protect your data and facilitate outstanding uptime for your business at great value. And no matter the model, every configuration incorporates IBM quality.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Processor: Choice of dual-core or quad-core processor. Support for quad-core Intel Xeon E3 1200 v3 series processors or dual-core Intel Core i3 4300 and 4100 series, Pentium and Celeron processors
Storage:
Four 3.5-inch simple-swap Serial ATA (SATA)/Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) bays (4U models); or four 3.5-inch and eight 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA bays (5U models)
Form factor: Compact mini 4U design or flexible 5U for redundant power supply capability
Memory capacity: Up to 32 GB 1600 MHz business-class ECC DDR-3 1.5V memory
RAID: Integrated ServeRAID-C100 for System x® support (simple-swap 4U models) RAID-0, -1, -10 with RAID-5 available via IBM Feature on Demand (FoD); Available hardware RAID-0, -1, -5, -10 (hot-swap 5U models) via FoD
Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet
High-performance I/O slots, four PCIe slots, mechanical design: x16/x8/x8/x4, electrical design: x8/x8/x4/x1
Energy-efficiency features: fixed power supply compliant with 80 PLUS® Bronze, redundant power supply compliant with 80 PLUS Silver, 40° C operating temperature 1.35 low voltage memory
Systems management and IBM tools
Operating System support: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Linux server OS and VMware (model dependent)
Limited warranty
Form factor/height 4U/5U with tower-to-rack kit
Processor (max) Up to one Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series (quad-core), i3 series (dual-core), Pentium series (dual-core), or Celeron processor (dual-core)
Cache (max) UP to 8 MB per processor (model dependent)
Memory (max) Up to 32 GB via four slots (UDIMM)
Media bays Up to two 5.25-inch half-high bays, support for DVD-ROM or multiburner, half-high SATA DVD-ROM standard in standard models
Disk bays (total) Up to four 3.5-inch or eight 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs)
RAID support Integrated IBM ServeRAID C100 RAID-0, -1, (RAID-5 upgrade via IBM Feature on Demand (FoD)), optional hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 or RAID-5, -50 or RAID-6, -60*
Power supply (std/max) 1/2 300 W or 350 W fixed (4U models); or 430 W 80 PLUS® Silver certified redundant power supply unit (5U models)
Hot-swap components Up to four 3.5-inch or eight 2.5-inch HDDs, 460 W hot-swap redundant power supplies
Network interface 2 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet
Expansion slots Up to four PCIe (2 PCIe 3.0, 2 PCIe 2.0) slots (x16, x8, x8, x4 physical; x8, x8, x4, x1 electrical)
USB ports 2 front (USB 3.0)/4 back (USB 2.0)/2 internal
Maximum internal storage Up to 16 TB
Energy efficiency Fixed power supply compliant with 80 PLUS Bronze, redundant power supply compliant with 80 PLUS Silver, 40° C operating temperature for wide ambient range
Systems management Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) standard with IMPI 2.0 and Serial over LAN, optional upgrade to remote presence via IBM Feature on Demand, IBM System Director
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2008/R2, SBS 2011, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux, VMware (subject to availability)
Limited warranty 1-year customer replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty, next business day 9x5, service upgrades available

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