IBM Power 720 Express server

Reliable, secure, and flexible 4U rack or tower server ideal for midsized business solutions

Configuration options Model 8202-E4D
POWER7+ processor modules—one per processor card 4-core 3.6 GHz or
6-core 3.6 GHz or
8-core 3.6 GHz
Sockets 1
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 KB per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 10 MB per core
Memory 8 GB to 512 GB1 of RDIMM DDR3
Active Memory Expansion
Solid-state Drives (SSD) Up to eight SFF drives or
Disk drives Up to eight SFF SAS drives
Disk capacity Up to 7.2 TB
Media bays Slimline for DVD-RAM
Half height for tape drive or removable disk
PCI Adapter slots Five PCI Express 8x Generation 2 plus optional four PCI Express Generation 2 low profile
Standard Ethernet Four Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps ports
Integrated SAS controller One controller for SAS DASD/SSD with RAID 10, and DVD-RAM
Optional protected 175 MB cache with RAID 5, 6
High-performance PCI adapters (optional) 4-port 8 Gb Fibre Channel
2-port 16 Gb Fibre Channel
2-port 10GbE RoCE
10 Gigabit Ethernet
10 Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Dual Port Quad Data Rate IB
6 Gbps SAS RAID Controller
I/O expansion
(available with 6-core or 8-core processors)
Up to 2 PCIe 12X I/O drawers – 20 PCIe slots
Up to 4 PCI-X DDR 12X I/O drawers – 24 PCIx slots
Up to 380 SFF disk slots
Other integrated ports Three USB, two HMC, two system ports, two SPCN
GX slots (12X) One GX++2
Other PCI adapters supported include SAS, SCSI, WAN/Async, USB, Crypto, iSCSI
Virtual Machine technologies
POWER® Hypervisor™ Virtual Machines, LPAR, Dynamic LPAR, Virtual LAN (memory-to-memory interpartition communication)
PowerVM Express Edition (optional) Up to three partitions on the server; virtualized disk and optical devices (VIOS); Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM); Shared Dedicated Capacity
PowerVM Standard Edition (optional) PowerVM Express Edition plus Micro-Partitioning® with up to 20 micropartitions per processor; Multiple Shared Processor Pools
PowerVM Enterprise Edition (optional) PowerVM Standard Edition plus Live Partition Mobility (LPM) and Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
High availability IBM PowerHA™ family
Security and Compliance PowerSC™
RAS features ECC memory with Chipkill
Processor Instruction Retry
Alternate Processor Recovery
Service processor with fault monitoring
Hot-plug disk bays
Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic component Deallocation
Operating systems3 AIX
Linux for POWER
Power requirements 100 V to 240 V ac, single phase
System dimensions Tower: 21.3 in. H × 7.2 - 12.9 in. W × 27.0 in. D (541 mm × 183 - 328.5 mm × 688 mm); weight: 106 lbs (48.2 kg)4
Rack Drawer: 6.9 in. H × 17.3 in. W × 24.0 in. D (173 mm × 440 mm × 610 mm); weight: 82 lbs (37.3 kg)4
Warranty 3 year Limited Warranty, on site for selected components; CRU (customer-replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country), Next Business Day 9×5 (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available

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