IBM Power 730 Express server

A high-performance, reliable and secure infrastructure and application server

Configuration options Model 8231-E2D
POWER7+ processor modules – two per system 8-core 4.3 GHz or
12-core 4.2 GHz or
16-core 3.6 GHz or
16-core 4.2 GHz
Sockets 2
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 KB per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 10 MB per core
Memory 8 GB to 512 GB of RDIMM DDR3
Active Memory Expansion
Solid State Drives (SSD) Up to 6 SFF drives or
Disk drives Up to 6 SFF SAS drives
Disk capacity Up to 5.4 TB
Media bays Slimline for DVD-RAM
Half height for tape drive1 or removable disk
I/O
PCI Adapter slots Five PCI Express 8x Generation2 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 4-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel
2-port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel
2-port 10GbE RoCE
Dual port 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Dual port 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Dual port QDR Infiniband
6Gbps SAS RAID controller
Expansion features (optional) Storage Expansion up to 378 total SFF bays
Up to 20 PCIe slots
Other integrated ports Three USB, two HMC, two system ports, two SPCN
GX slots Two GX++
PowerVM 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)
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 systems2 AIX
IBM i
Linux for POWER®
High availability IBM PowerHA® family
Power requirements 200 V to 240 V ac, single phase
System dimensions Rack Drawer: 3.4 in. H × 17.6 in. W × 28.6 in. D (86 mm × 447 mm × 728 mm); weight 65 lbs (29.5 kg)3
Warranty (limited) 3 year Limited Warranty, on site for selected components; CRU (customer-replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country), Next Business Day 9x5 (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available

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