IBM System x3630 M4

Highlights

One server, two uses

With support for the latest Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 processor technology, the IBM System x3630 M4 offers cost-optimised storage, performance and memory with energy efficiency. The x3630 M4 gives growing businesses and branch offices a simpler, more affordable alternative to traditional enterprise offerings without sacrificing performance. For more storage-intensive workloads, the x3630 M4 can provide up to 56 TB of internal storage capacity.

Flexible options, affordable growth

The x3630 M4 offers added flexibility and an innovative design to help you more easily and cost effectively add new features as your requirements change. Depending on the model you select, these can include graphic card support, advanced RAID and light path diagnostics, hot-swap hard disk drives, rich remote-management capabilities and a shared or dedicated port for system management. Expandable PCIe slots and NIC ports let you pay for the capabilities as you need them.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
2U rack form factor
Latest high-performance, energy-efficient 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- and 10-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 1600 MHz memory access speed
Fast 1600 MHz, DDR-3 RDIMM memory or up to 384 GB of LRDIMM memory with 12 DIMM slots
Support for up to fourteen 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drives, for up to 56 TB of local storage capacity
Optional support for the VMware ESXi 5.0 embedded hypervisor
2 - 4 x8 PCIe slots + x4 slotless RAID
Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet standard
Eight USB ports (2 front, 4 rear, 2 internal)
Up to two 550 W/750 W/900 W 80-PLUS certified PSU; optional hot-swap redundant power supply
Three redundant fan modules standard
Energy-efficient components
Broad operating system support
IBM Systems Director
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™
Integrated Management Module (IMM) with IPMI 2.0 support
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
IBM ToolsCentre
IBM ServerGuide software
Limited warranty
RAID support
Slotless hardware RAID
Form factor/height 2U Rack
Processor (max) 2-, 4-, 6-, 8, 10-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 v2 product family, up to 1600 MHz memory access speed
Number of processors (std/max) 1/2
Cache (max) Up to 20 MB L3
Memory (max) Up to 384 GB DDR-3 LRDIMM memory via 12 DIMM slots
Expansion slots 2 - 4 x8 PCIe slots +x4 slotless RAID
Disk bays (total/hot-swap) 4, 8 x 3.5-inch/SSD simple-swap SATA HDDs or 8 x 3.5-inch/SSD hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs +tape (value model), 12+2x 3.5-inch/SSD hot-swap (storage-rich model)
Maximum internal storage Up to 32 TB disk (value model), up to 56 TB (storage-rich model)
Network interface Intel Ethernet Controller I350 Dual 1Gb on board + Intel I-350 Embedded Dual Port GbE Activation for IBM System x Feature on Demand (FoD)
Power supply (std/max) Up to two 550 W/750 W/750 DC/900 W 80 PLUS® certified PSU
Hot-swap components Power supplies, hard disk drives
RAID support Integrated 3 Gbps software RAID-0, -1, -10 for value entry model; optional hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 or RAID-5, -50 or -6, -60
Systems management IBM Systems Director, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, IMM (Integrated Management Module) with IPMI 2.0 support, UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), IBM ToolsCentre, status LEDs
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, VMware
Warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9x5, service upgrades available

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