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Designed for versatility

The IBM BladeCenter HS22 offers flexible options to support a broad range of workloads, including virtualisation and enterprise applications. Along with intuitive Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) based tools, the HS22 can be customised and deployed quickly while best-in-class reliability features help keep you up and running. Mix and match the HS22 with the industry's most diverse set of chassis and blades and that go beyond x86.

Built for performance

The HS22 provides outstanding performance with support for the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, high-speed input/output (I/O) and support for high memory capacity and fast memory throughput. The HS22 can run applications up to twice as fast compared to previous generation blades. In fact, you can run many applications faster than even some competitor four-socket blades.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
High-performance, energy-smart Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors
Ultra-fast 1333 MHz, 12 fully buffered 16 GB DDR-3 DIMM memory with up to 192 GB of memory
Integrated memory controller
Optional embedded hypervisor
One standard CIOv and one high-speed CFFh expansion slot
RAID-0, -1 and -1E (optional RAID-5 with battery-backed cache)
Support for two 2.5" hot-swap SAS or SSDs
High-speed I/O
Blue Path Cooling design
Support for all BladeCenter enterprise and office chassis
Light path diagnostics
Predictive Failure Analysis
Open Fabric Manager
TPM 1.2
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager
IBM Systems Director
IBM ServerGuide
Three-year customer replacement unit (CRU) and on-site limited warranty
Form factor Single-wide (30 mm)
Processor (max) Choice of two Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors, up to 3.60 GHz
Number of processors (std/max) One/two
Memory (max) Twelve Double Data Rate 3 (DDR-3) Very Low Profile (VLP) Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) slots (up to 192 GB of total memory capacity and memory speeds up to 1333 MHz) with memory sparing
Expansion slots One CIOv slot (standard PCIe daughter card) and one CFFh slot (high-speed PCIe daughter card) for a total of eight ports of I/O to each blade, including four ports of high-speed I/O
Disk bays (total/hot-swap) Two hot-swap bays supporting Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs)
Maximum internal storage Up to 1.2 TeraByte (TB) total internal storage
Network interface Virtual Fabric Adapter (10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)) ships integrated in some models Broadcom 5709S onboard Network Interface Card (NIC) with dual GbE ports with TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE)
Hot-swap components Internal storage bays
Redundant Array of Independent Disk (RAID) support RAID-0, -1 and -1E (optional RAID-5 with battery-backed cache)
Systems management UEFI, IBM Integrated Management Module (IMM), Predictive Failure Analysis, optional embedded hypervisor for virtualisation, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, light path diagnostics, IBM Systems Director and IBM ServerGuide
Operating systems supported Microsoft® Windows®, Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise, VMware, Oracle Solaris
Limited warranty Three-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site and off-site limited warranty

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