IBM System x3530 M4

Highlights

Upgrade with more ease

Designed for optimum flexibility and growth, the IBM System x3530 M4 offers a wide range of configuration options to help meet general business requirements today and tomorrow. Start with the combination of hard disk drive size, networking and computing power you need now, then scale up through an easy upgrade path. The IBM Integrated Management Module II with optional remote upgrade via Feature on Demand (FoD) helps simplify the deployment process.

Optimized for performance

The x3530 M4 delivers dual-socket performance in a compact 1U footprint and features the latest Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 series technology with greater processing, memory and I/O capabilities. Built with a focus on reduced total cost of ownership, the x3530 M4 provides 80-PLUS® power supply certification to help enable energy savings. With a better balance between cost and system features, the x3530 M4 is an ideal platform for general business workloads.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
1U rack
High-performance, energy-smart Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 series processor with up to 10-core 20 MB L3 cache per processor socket
Ultra-fast two DIMMs per channel at 1333/1600 MHz, with up to12 DIMM sockets of DDR-3 RDIMM/UDIMM/LRDIMM memory
Support for up to eight small form factor (SFF) 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA or four large form factor (LFF) 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA or simple-swap Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drives (model dependent)
Slotless hardware RAID
Up to two next-generation PCIe 3.0 I/O slots for system expansion
Intel Ethernet Controller I350 Dual 1 Gb on board + Intel I-350 Embedded Dual-Port GbE Activation for IBM System x (FoD)
Optional redundant cooling and hot-swap, redundant power
Light path diagnostics front panel
Energy-efficiency compliance
IBM Integrated Management Module II (IMM2)
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
Support for the VMware vSphere and USB keys (optional)
Security capabilities
IBM ServerGuide software
3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available
Form factor/height 1U Rack
Processor (max) Up to two 10-core Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 series processors
Cache (max) 20 MB per processor
Memory (max) Up to 384 GB via 12 slots (UDIMM/RDIMM/LRDIMM)
Media bays One optional DVD bay for 2.5-inch model
Disk bays Eight 2.5-inch or four 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs)
RAID support Integrated 3 Gbps software RAID-0, -1, -10; optional hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 or RAID-5, -50 or -6, -60
Power supply (std/max) One fixed 460 W or up to two 460 W or 675 W hot-swap redundant power supplies
Hot-swap components Power supplies and hard disk drives
PCIe interface 2 PCIe slots (x16/x8) (1/0 or 0/2) + PCIe x4 for slotless RAID
Expansion slots 2 PCIe 3.0 slots
Ethernet Interface Intel Ethernet Controller I350 Dual 1 Gb on board + Intel I-350 Embedded Dual-Port GbE Activation for IBM System ×(FoD)
USB ports 7 (2 x front, 4 × rear, 1× internal)
VGA ports 1 front (optional for 3.5-inch HDD models, model dependent) /1 back
Maximum internal storage Up to 8 TB SAS/SATA (2.5-inch model) or 16 TB SAS/SATA (3.5-inch model)
Energy-efficiency compliance Equivalent NEBS 1/ETSI compliance for power supply meets 80 PLUS® Silver, Gold or Platinum (model dependent)
Systems management IBM IMM2 with optional upgrade FoD to remote presence, Predictive Failure Analysis, diagnostic LEDs, standard Light path with optional advanced kit, IBM Systems Director and Active Energy Manager™ (model dependent)
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available

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