IBM System x3750 M4

Highlights

Innovative ultra-dense design

Within a dense 2U design, the IBM System x3750 M4 provides advanced features and capabilities. These include support for up to four sockets and 48 DIMMs, mix and match internal storage, up to 16 HDDs or 32 eXFlash SSD drives, six hot-swap dual rotor fans, two power supplies and integrated 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 GbE networking with options for fiber or copper.

Pay as you grow

The x3750 M4 blends outstanding flexibility and expandability. The unique 2+2 socket design enables pay-as-you-grow processing and memory expansion to help lower cost and manage growth. The 5+3 PCIe socket design allows you to pay for I/O capabilities as needed. The x3750 M4’s capabilities and performance allow clients to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 52 percent over four years by consolidating multiple 2-socket servers into fewer 4- socket x3750 M4 servers.1

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Ultra dense 2U, 4-socket server
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 product family:
PCI Slots
Up to eight next-generation PCIe 3.0 I/O slots for system expansion.
Storage:
Networking
Memory
RAID
Power and Cooling
Drop-down light path diagnostics panel
Energy efficiency
IBM Integrated Management Module v2 (IMMv2)
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
Warranty
Form factor/height 2U Rack
Processor (max) Up to four 4-, 6- or 8-core Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 series processors
Number of processors (std/max) 4
Cache (max) Up to 20MB per processor
Memory (max) Up to 1.5TB via 48 slots with 32GB LR-DIMM
Expansion slots Five x8 low-profile PCIe Gen3 slots. Optional three x16 (mechanical) x8 (electrical) full-height/half-length PCIe Gen3 slots on an expansion riser
Media bays Optional DVD drive
Disk bays (total/hot-swap) Up to sixteen 2.5" HDDs or up to thirty-two 1.8" eXFlash SSDs*
Maximum internal storage Up to 16TB (2.5" HDD), 6.4TB (1.8" eXFlash SSD)
Network interface Embedded controller that supports 2 ports of 1 GbE (std.) and dual 10 GbE copper or fiber options
Power supply (std/max) 900W or 1400W (1 standard, 2 maximum)
Hot-swap components Fan modules, hard disk drives, eXFlash SSD drives, power supply
RAID support IBM ServeRAID-M5110e RAID on motherboard, integrated 6Gbps hardware. RAID-0/-1 (std) with -5/-50 and -6/-60 upgrades
Systems management IBM IMMv2 with remote presence, Predictive Failure Analysis, Diagnostic LEDs, light path diagnostics panel, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™
USB ports 2 front/2 back/2 internal
VGA ports 1 front/1 back
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty, next business day 9x5, service upgrades available

* Various combinations of 2.5" SAS/SATA and 1.8" SSD in a single configuration are supported

Meet the Expert

Randall Lundin

Worldwide Product Marketing, High End System x

Randall Lundin. Randy manages IBM WW 4 socket x86 servers from a product management and product marketing perspective. He supports the existing 4 socket servers helping to drive market success. He also defines and drives the build of future roadmap offerings.

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IBM System x3750 M4

Harness exceptional flexibility and performance in a dense 2U, 4-socket design

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