Do more in the data centre you own with IBM® BladeCenter® HS23. This efficient server helps you manage big data and is ideal for a wide variety of workloads including virtualisation and cloud infrastructure solutions. New integrated 10 GbE Virtual Fabric provides high networking bandwidth. Sixteen DIMM slots, supporting up to 512 GB of DDR3 memory, deliver more and larger virtual machines per blade compared to previous generations. Simplify infrastructure deployment and complexity for faster time-to-value with IBM FastSetup.
The HS23 offers outstanding performance, with support for the new 8-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family that processes up to 16 simultaneous threads. It has fast memory throughput and integrated 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. Easy to manage, Express models vary by country.
1 Available March 30, 2012
|Supports 8-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family|
|Ultra-fast 1600 MHz, 16 DIMM slots|
|Integrated memory controller|
|Optional embedded hypervisor|
|1 standard CIOv and 1 high-speed CFFh expansion slot|
|Support for two 2.5" hot-swap Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or solid-state drives (SSDs)|
|Blue Path Cooling design|
|Support for all BladeCenter chassis|
|IBM Integrated Management Module (IMM)|
|Light path diagnostics|
|Predictive Failure Analysis|
|Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)|
|Open Fabric Manager|
|IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger|
|IBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling™|
|Trusted Platform Module 1.2|
|IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™|
|IBM Systems Director|
|Form factor/height||Single-width (30 mm)|
|Processor (max)||Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, with up to 8 cores, processing up to 16 simultaneous threads|
|Number of processors (std/max)||1/2|
|Cache (max)||20 MB|
|Memory (max)||512 GB (assuming 32 GB DIMMs), 16 DIMM sockets - VLP Registered ECC DDR3, memory mirroring and sparing supported|
|Expansion slots||1 CIOv slot (standard PCIe daughter cards) and 1 CFFh slot (high-speed PCIe daughter card)|
|Disk bays (total/hot-swap)||2 hot-swappable HDDs (SATA/SAS) or SSDs|
|Maximum internal storage||2 TB|
|Network interface||Integrated Virtual Fabric for BladeCenter, Emulex BE3 Dual 10 Gb/1 Gb|
|RAID support||RAID-0, -1|
|System management||Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), IBM Integrated Management Module, Predictive Failure Analysis, optional embedded hypervisor for virtualisation, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, light path diagnostics, IBM Systems Director, IBM Server Guide, UpdateXpress, Dynamic System Analysis 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 and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available|
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