IBM BladeCenter HS23

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Do more in the data centre (DC) you own with IBM® BladeCenter HS23. This efficient server helps you manage big data and is ideal for a wide variety of workloads including virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions. New integrated 10 GbE Virtual Fabric provides high networking bandwidth. Sixteen dual inline memory modules (DIMM) slots, supporting up to 512 gigabyte (GB) of double data rate-3 (DDR3) memory, deliver more and larger virtual machines (VM) per blade compared to previous generations. Simplify infrastructure deployment and complexity for faster time-to-value with IBM FastSetup.

Outstanding performance

The HS23 offers outstanding performance, with support for the new 12-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family that processes up to 24 simultaneous threads. It has fast memory throughput and integrated redundant array of independent disks (RAID)-0, -1.

Select configurations of the HS23 are part of the IBM Express Portfolio designed to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses (SMB). Easy to manage, Express models vary by country.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Supports 12-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family
Ultra-fast 1866 MHz, 16 DIMM slots
Integrated memory controller
Optional embedded hypervisor
1 standard vertical-combination-I/O (CIOv) and 1 high-speed horizontal-combination-form-factor (CFFh) expansion slot
RAID-0, -1
Support for two 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS or SSDs
High-speed I/O
Blue Path Cooling design
Support for all BladeCenter chassis
Light path diagnostics
Open Fabric Manager
IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger
IBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager
IBM Systems Director
IBM FastSetup
IBM ServerGuide

Form factor/height Single-width (30 mm)
Processor (max) Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family, with up to 12 cores, processing up to 24 simultaneous threads
Number of processors (std/max) 1/2
Cache (max) 30 megabyte (MB)
Memory (max) 512 GB (assuming 32 GB DIMMs), 16 DIMM sockets - VLP Registered error correcting code (ECC) DDR3, memory mirroring and sparing supported
Expansion slots 1 vertical-combination-I/O (CIOv) slot (standard Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) daughter cards) and 1 CFFh slot (high-speed PCIe daughter card)
Disk bays (total/hot-swap) 2 hot-swappable hard disk drives (HDDs) (serial advanced technology attachment (SATA)/serial attached SCSI (SAS)) or solid state drives (SSDs)
Maximum internal storage 2 terabyte (TB)
Network interface Integrated Virtual Fabric for BladeCenter, Emulex BE3R Dual 10 gigabit (Gb)/1 Gb
RAID support RAID-0, -1
System management Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), IBM Integrated Management Module (IMM), Predictive Failure Analyzis (PFA), optional embedded hypervisor for virtualization, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, light path diagnostics, IBM Systems Director, IBM Server Guide, UpdateXpress, Dynamic System Analyzis with Integrated RT Diagnostics, BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager
Operating systems supported Microsoft® Windows® Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, SUSE Linux Enterprise, VMware
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available

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