IBM System x3500 M4


Robust features accommodate growth

An all-in-one tower or rack server, the System x3500 M4 delivers reliable performance and optimized efficiency. The versatile 5U dual-socket x3500 M4 fits desk-side or in a rack enclosure. Designed for your business-critical applications, including analytics, cloud computing, SAP and data management, the x3500 M4 meets your growing business or distributed enterprise needs. You can also use it as a retail store controller at a branch office, a distributed file/print server, or an all-in-one server for a remote office or business. Start with the basics and upgrade as your business changes without jeopardizing existing investments. Virtualizing your PC infrastructure into a single powerful server gives you access to secure and abundant storage space, while significantly reducing IT costs.

Triple the storage capacity

The x3500 M4 supports the latest Intel® micro-architecture, delivering intelligent performance enhancements that adapt to your workload environment. The x3500 M4 provides triple the storage capacity of the x3500 M3 without the cost of external devices. A flexible design and consolidated server help optimize intensive workloads and provide greater utilization, making the x3500 M4 a great choice for small and medium businesses (SMB).

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
High performance, energy-smart Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 product family with more cores and memory supporting the improved Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology and Intel Integrated input/output (I/O)
24 dual inline memory module (DIMM) sockets of double data rate-3 (DDR-3) registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM) memory. Up to 1866 MHz memory speed
Support for up to 32 small form factor (SFF) 2.5-inch hot-swap or 8 large form factor (LFF) 3.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap SAS and SATA hard disk drives (model dependent)
Integrated 6 gigabits per second (Gbps) or new optional 12 Gbps hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 with optional upgrade to -5, -50, -6, -60 with cache and battery or flash and supercap
Up to eight Intel integrated PCIe I/O 3.0 specification slots for system expansion. (Six PCIe slots standard)
Optional PCI-X slots
Optional hot-swap, redundant power and simple-swap cooling
Virtualization support
Externally visible light path diagnostics panel and Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA)
Integrated quad-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
IBM Systems Director, Active Energy Manager, Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2), Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
ServerGuide™ software
Security capabilities
Form factor/height Tower/5U (rack-mountable)
Processor (max) Up to two 12-core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2 product family
Cache (max) Up to 30 megabyte (MB) per processor
Memory (max) Up to 768 gigabyte (GB), 24 slots (unregistered dual inline memory module (UDIMM)/ registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM)/ Load reduced DIMM (LRDIMM))
Expansion slots Up to eight peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) expansion slots; Six PCIe slots standard, plus two additional PCIe slots when the second processor is populated. An optional peripheral component interconnect Extended (PCI-X) slot is available via an interposer conversion kit.
Disk bays (total/hot-swap) Eight 2.5-inch hot-swap or eight 3.5-inch hot-swap bays standard, up to thirty-two 2.5-inch hot-swap bays via optional upgrade kit, or eight 3.5-inch simple-swap bays via configure to order
Maximum internal storage Up to 51.2 terabyte (TB) of 2.5-inch hot-swap drives (hard disk drive (HDD) upgrade options required) or 48 TB of 3.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap serial attached SCSI (SAS)/serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) HDDs
Network interface Intel I350AM4 quad-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
Power supply (std/max) 1/2 hot-swap redundant 550 W/750 W/900 W, 80 PLUS Platinum
Hot-swap components Power supply and hard disk drives
RAID support Integrated 6 gigabytes per second (Gbps) or new optional 12 Gbps hardware redundant array of independent disks (RAID)-0, -1, -10 with optional RAID-5, -50, -6, -60 upgrades
Systems management IMM2 with dedicated management port and optional Feature on Demand (FoD) remote presence, Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA), Diagnostic light emitting diode (LEDs), light path diagnostics, IBM Systems Director and Active Energy Manager
Operating systems supported Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012/2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, SUSE Linux Enterprise, VMware vSphere Hypervisor
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available
6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS 512e HDD T1.5kVA Tower UPS ( 100V-125VAC)
T1.5kVA Tower UPS (200V-240VAC)
16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM
00FN178 55952AX
Optimise storage with high density and low cost per GB hard drives Energy Star Compliant Tower UPS offering a slim design conserving valuable space Add more memory to help improve the performance of all your workloads

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System x3500 M4

This all-in-one, scalable 2-socket tower server handles demanding business-critical applications.

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