Highlights

Upgrade with more ease

Designed for optimum flexibility and growth, the IBM System x3530 M4 offers a wide range of configuration options to help meet general business requirements today and tomorrow. Start with the combination of hard disk drive size, networking and computing power you need now, then scale up through an easy upgrade path. The IBM Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) with optional remote upgrade via Feature on Demand (FoD) helps simplify the deployment process.

Optimised for performance

The x3530 M4 delivers dual-socket performance in a compact 1U footprint and features the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 series technology with greater processing, memory and input/output (I/O) capabilities. Built with a focus on reduced TCO, the x3530 M4 provides 80-PLUS power supply certification to help enable energy savings. With a better balance between cost and system features, the x3530 M4 is an ideal platform for general business workloads.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
1U rack
High performance, energy-smart Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 series processor with up to 10-core 20 megabyte (MB) L3 cache per processor socket
Ultra-fast two DIMMs per channel at 1333/1600 MHz, with up to12 DIMM sockets of DDR-3 unregistered dual inline memory module (UDIMM)/ registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM)/ Load Reduced Dual-inline Memory Module (LRDIMM) memory
Support for up to eight small form factor (SFF) 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA or four large form factor (LFF) 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA or simple-swap Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drives (HDD) (model dependent)
Slotless hardware redundant array of independent disks (RAID)
Up to two next-generation peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) 3.0 I/O slots for system expansion
Intel Ethernet Controller I350 Dual 1 gigabit (Gb) on board + Intel I-350 Embedded Dual-Port gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Activation for IBM System x (FoD)
Optional redundant cooling and hot-swap, redundant power
Light path diagnostics front panel
Energy-efficiency compliance
IBM Integrated Management Module II (IMM2)
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
Support for the VMware vSphere and universal serial bus (USB) keys (optional)
Security capabilities
IBM ServerGuide software
3-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available
Form factor/height 1U Rack
Processor (max) Up to two 10-core Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 series processors
Cache (max) 20 megabyte (MB) per processor
Memory (max) Up to 384 gigabyte (GB) via 12 slots (unregistered dual inline memory module (UDIMM)/ registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM)/ Load Reduced Dual-inline Memory Module (LRDIMM))
Media bays One optional DVD bay for 2.5-inch model
Disk bays Eight 2.5-inch or four 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs)
RAID support Integrated 3 gigabits per second (Gbps) software RAID-0, -1, -10; optional hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 or RAID-5, -50 or -6, -60
Power supply (std/max) One fixed 460 W or up to two 460 W or 675 W hot-swap redundant power supplies
Hot-swap components Power supplies and hard disk drives
Peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) interface 2 PCIe slots (x16/x8) (1/0 or 0/2) + PCIe x4 for slotless RAID
Expansion slots 2 PCIe 3.0 slots
Ethernet Interface Intel Ethernet Controller I350 Dual 1 gigabit (Gb) on board + Intel I-350 Embedded Dual-Port gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Activation for IBM System ×(FoD)
Video Graphics Array (VGA) ports 1 front (optional for 3.5-inch HDD models, model dependent) /1 back
Universal serial bus (USB) ports 7 (2 x front, 4 × rear, 1× internal)
Maximum internal storage Up to 8 terabyte (TB) serial attached SCSI (SAS)/ serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) (2.5-inch model) or 16 TB SAS/SATA (3.5-inch model)
Systems management IBM IMM2 with optional upgrade FoD to remote presence, Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA), diagnostic light emitting diode (LEDs), standard Light path with optional advanced kit, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager (model dependent)
Operating systems (OS) supported Microsoft® Windows® Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite service, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available

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