Optimised for virtualisation

The IBM BladeCenter HS22V has been designed specifically for use in virtualised environments. With 18 Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) slots supporting up to 288 GB of Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) memory, the HS22V allows you to fit more and larger virtual machines (VMs) per blade. Durable solid-state drives (SSDs) and hardware Redundant Array of Independent Disk (RAID)-0 and -1 provide outstanding reliability when virtualising multiple workloads on a single blade. An embedded hypervisor enables easy deployment of industry-leading third-party virtualisation solutions. Combine the HS22V with Virtual Fabric for IBM BladeCenter for a flexible, easy, fast and reliable input/output (I/O) solution that helps reduce cost and complexity.

Optimised for virtualisation

The HS22V provides outstanding performance with support for the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, support for maximum memory capacity, fast memory throughput and high-speed I/O.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Ultra-fast 1333 MHz, 18 fully buffered 8 GB DDR-3 DIMM memory with up to 288 GB of memory
High performance, energy-smart Intel® Xeon® 5500 or 5600 series processors
Support for two 1.8" SSDs
Optional embedded hypervisor
One standard CIOv and one high-speed CFFh expansion slot
Virtual Fabric for IBM BladeCenter
RAID-0, -1 and -1E (optional RAID-5 with battery-backed cache)
High-speed I/O
Support for all BladeCenter enterprise and office chassis
IBM Integrated Management Module (IMM)
Light path diagnostics
Predictive Failure Analysis
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
Open Fabric Manager
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager
xSmart Energy Control
IBM Systems Director
IBM ServerGuide
Three year customer replacement unit (CRU) and on-site limited warranty

Form factor/height Single-wide (30 mm)
Processor (max) Choice of two Intel® Xeon® 5500 or 5600 series processors, supports advanced, standard, basic and low voltage
Number of processors (std/max) One/two
Cache (max) At least 4 MB Level 3 (L3) cache (12 MB max)
Memory (max) 18 DDR-3 Very Low Profile (VLP) DIMM slots (up to 288 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 or eight ports of virtual I/O using Virtual Fabric for IBM BladeCenter
Disk bays (total/hot-swap) Up to two 1.8" SSDs (fixed)
Maximum internal storage Up to 100 GB
Network interface Virtual Fabric Adapter ships integrated in some models

Broadcom 5709S onboard Network Interface Card (NIC) with dual Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports with TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE)
RAID support RAID-0, -1 and -1E (optional RAID-5 with battery-backed cache)
Systems management Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (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 limited warranty

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