The IBM BladeCenter HS12 is a uniprocessor blade that offers the same uptime and availability features as dual-processor servers – at a lower price.
An affordable solution
The HS12 combines power and easy integration to offer a flexible, low-cost option for small businesses, a wide choice of processors and the same availability features found on dual-processor servers – so organisations can run their IT without investing in a data centre.
|Uniprocessor system delivering new functionality at a low price|
|More affordable blade compared to two-socket rack and tower servers|
|Supports a Single-Core or Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor with up to 1066 MHz front-side bus with up to 2 MB level 2 (L2) cache|
|Supports a Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor with up to 1333 MHz front-side bus with a shared 2x6 MB (12 MB) L2 cache|
|Up to 24 GB Very Low Profile (VLP) Error Checking and Correction (ECC) Double Data Rate (DDR) II 667 MHz internal memory with 4 GB DIMM support|
|Support for up to two internal HDDs or solid state drives|
|Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connections|
|Two high-availability midplane connections|
|Blade server interconnects|
|Light path diagnostics standard|
|Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA)|
|Integrated Systems Management Processor|
|IBM Director and IBM Director Extensions comprehensive systems management tools|
|Processor (max)||Single- or Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® upto 3.0 GHz or Quad-Core Intel Xeon upto 2.83 GHz and upto 1333 MHz front-side bus|
|Number of processors (std/max)||1/1|
|Cache (max)||Upto 6 MB L2 shared (dual-core) or 2x6 MB L2 (quad-core)|
|Memory1 (max)||24 GB|
|Internal hard disk drives||Choice of hot-swap solid-state, hot-swap SAS or non-hot-swap SATA HDDs, (support for upto three hot-swap SAS drives with optional Storage and I/O blade)|
|Maximum internal storage1,2||293.6 GB|
|Network interface||Dual Gigabit Ethernet, upto 8 ports optional|
|I/O upgrade||1 PCI-Express expansion card connection and 1 PCI-Express high-speed connection|
|RAID support||Integrated RAID-0 or -1 standard on hot-swap models; optional hardware RAID-5 on SIO to protect critical data (select models)|
|Systems management||Integrated system management processor (BMC); UpdateXpress, Remote Deployment Manager, IBM Director, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, ServerGuide™ 7.x, Scripting Toolkit 1.x|
|Operating systems supported||Blade server, processor, memory, power modules, fans, switch module, management module, HDDs and expansion card|
|Limited warranty2||Red Hat Linux®, SUSE Linux, Microsoft® Windows Server®, Windows® Small Business Server and IBM OS 4690|
|Limited warranty3||1-year or 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty|
1 Maximum internal hard disk and memory capacities may require the replacement of any standard hard drives and/or memory and the population of all hard disk bays and memory slots with the largest currently supported drives available. When referring to variable speed CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs and DVDs, actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible.
2 When referring to storage capacity, GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes and TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Accessible capacity is less.
3 IBM hardware products are made from new parts, or new and serviceable used parts. Regardless, our warranty terms apply. For a copy of applicable product warranties, write to: Warranty Information, P.O. Box 12195, RTP, NC 27709, Attn: Dept. JDJA/B203. IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services including those designated as ServerProven® or ClusterProven®.
Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems
These IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in the U.S. and other countries. IBM will host x86-related content on ibm.com until migrated to Lenovo. During the transition, please interpret references to IBM in relation to transitioned products as Lenovo.