IBM BladeCenter HS23

Highlights

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.

Outstanding performance

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.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
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
RAID-0, -1
Support for two 2.5" hot-swap Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or solid-state drives (SSDs)
High-speed I/O
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
IBM FastSetup
IBM ServerGuide
Warranty
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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