Optimized for performance, reliability and virtualization
The right choice when compromise is not an option, the System x3550 M4 blends outstanding uptime, performance and I/O flexibility with rock-solid reliability for business critical workloads, including cloud computing, virtual desktop, business analytics, high performance computing, and SAP. This compact rack server offers an energy-smart, easy-to-use solution with a pay-as-you-grow design to manage risks. With more computing power per watt, support for the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors and advanced memory support, the x3550 M4 offers balanced performance and density. Ideal for a wide range of business-critical applications, including cloud computing and virtualization. Big things do come in small packages.
Uptime for business-critical applications
With redundant and hot-swap fans, disks and power supplies, the x3550 M4 provides a resilient architecture ideal for business-critical applications. Predictive Failure Analysis and light path diagnostics proactively monitor the system’s sub-components and provide advanced warning on power supplies, fans, VRMs, disks, processors and memory. Redundant, hot-swap components make it easy to replace failures without taking your system down. Light path diagnostics displays a visible warning light indicator on a failing component, allowing time for component replacement prior to failure and facilitating high availability.
|High-performance, energy-smart Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 product family with up to 30 MB L3 cache per processor socket, integrated PCIe 3.0, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Hyper-Threading Technology, and two QuickPath interconnect|
|24 DIMM sockets of DDR-3 RDIMM/UDIMM/LRDIMM memory|
|Support for up to eight small form factor (SFF) 2.5-inch hot-swap or three large form factor (LFF) 3.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap serial attached SCSI (SAS) and serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drives (model dependent); or up to eight 2.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap SSDs|
|Slotless 6 Gbps hardware RAID|
|Up to two next-generation PCIe 3.0 I/O slots for system expansion|
|Optional PCI-X slots|
|Integrated quad-port Gigabit Ethernet and optional embedded dual-port 10 GbE|
|Optional hot-swap, redundant power and hot-swap cooling|
|Drop-down light path diagnostics panel|
|Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2)|
|IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™|
|Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)|
|Support for the VMware vSphere and USB keys (optional)|
* Available in 4Q 2013.
† Lenovo intends to qualify this product to the ENERGY STAR Computer Server requirements, but that will not be finalized until Lenovo submits the required information to the EPA and receives confirmation from the EPA that the product is qualified.
‡ Available in 1Q 2014.
|Form factor/height||1U Rack|
|Processors (max)||Up to two 12-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors|
|Cache (max)||30 MB per processor|
|Memory (max)||Up to 768 GB via 24 slots (UDIMM/RDIMM/LRDIMM)|
|Media bays||One optional ODD bay for 2.5-inch model|
|Disk bays||Eight 2.5-inch or three 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs)|
|RAID support||Integrated 6 Gbps hardware RAID-0, -1, -10; optional RAID-5, -50 or -6, -60. Supports new 12 Gbps* RAID.|
|Power supply (std/max)||1/2 redundant 550 W AC, 750 W AC, or 750 W DC (model dependent)|
|Hot-swap components||Power supplies, fan modules and hard disk drives|
|Network interface||4 × 1 GbE (std.), 2 × 10 GbE embedded adapter (slotless opt.)/Trusted Platform Module|
|Expansion slots||2 PCIe 3.0 slots, optional 1 PCI-X|
|USB ports||2 (three for 3.5-inch model) front/4 back/1 internal|
|VGA ports||1 front/1 back|
|Maximum internal storage||Up to 12.8 TB (2.5-inch model) or 12 TB (3.5-inch model) SAS/SATA|
|Energy-efficiency compliance†||80 PLUS® Platinum and ENERGY STAR® (model dependent) Compliance|
|Systems management||IMM2 with optional FoD remote presence, Predictive Failure Analysis, Diagnostic LEDs, light path diagnostics panel, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™|
|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|
|1.8 TB 10K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS 512e HDD||ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller||16 GB (1x16 GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866 MHz LP RDIMM|
|Optimize density and performance with the latest 2.5" HDDs||Superior performance RAID with upgradeable flash backed write cache, up to 4 GB||Add more memory to help improve the performance of all your workloads|
Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems
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System x3550 M4
This 2-socket, 1U rack server offers a perfect balance of performance, density, flexibility and cost efficiency.