One server, two uses

With support for the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 v2 processor technology, the System x3630 M4 offers cost-optimised storage, performance and memory with energy efficiency. The x3630 M4 gives growing businesses and branch offices a simpler, more affordable alternative to traditional enterprise offerings without sacrificing performance. For more storage-intensive workloads, the x3630 M4 can provide up to 56 terabyte (TB) of internal storage capacity.

Flexible options, affordable growth

The x3630 M4 offers added flexibility and an innovative design to help you more easily and cost effectively add new features as your requirements change. Depending on the model you select, these can include graphic card support, advanced redundant array of independent disks (RAID) and light path diagnostics, hot-swap hard disk drives (HDD), rich remote-management capabilities and a shared or dedicated port for system management. Expandable peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) slots and network interface card (NIC) ports let you pay for the capabilities as you need them.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
2U rack form factor
Latest high performance, energy-efficient 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- and 10-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 1600 MHz memory access speed
Fast 1600 MHz, DDR-3 registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM) memory or up to 384 GB of LRDIMM memory with 12 DIMM slots
Support for up to fourteen 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA HDD, for up to 56 TB of local storage capacity
Optional support for the VMware ESXi 5.0 embedded hypervisor
2 - 4 x8 PCIe slots + x4 slotless RAID
Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) standard
Eight universal serial bus (USB) ports (2 front, 4 rear, 2 internal)
Up to two 550 W/750 W/900 W 80-PLUS certified power supply unit (PSU); optional hot-swap redundant power supply
Three redundant fan modules standard
Energy-efficient components
Broad OS support
IBM® Systems Director
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager
Integrated Management Module (IMM) with IPMI 2.0 support
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
ServerGuide™ software
Limited warranty
RAID support
Slotless hardware RAID
Form factor/height 2U Rack
Processor (max) 2-, 4-, 6-, 8, 10-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 v2 product family, up to 1600 megahertz (MHz) memory access speed
Number of processors (std/max) 01/02/15
Cache (max) Up to 20 megabyte (MB) L3
Memory (max) Up to 384 gigabyte (GB) double data rate-3 (DDR-3) load-reduced dual inline memory module (LRDIMM) memory via 12 dual inline memory module (DIMM) slots
Expansion slots 2 - 4 x8 PCIe slots +x4 slotless RAID
Disk bays (total/hot-swap) 4, 8 x 3.5-inch/ solid state drive (SSD) simple-swap serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) HDDs or 8 x 3.5-inch/SSD hot-swap serial attached SCSI (SAS)/SATA HDDs +tape (value model), 12+2x 3.5-inch/SSD hot-swap (storage-rich model)
Maximum internal storage Up to 32 TB disk (value model), up to 56 TB (storage-rich model)
Network interface Intel Ethernet Controller I350 Dual 1 gigabit (Gb) on board + Intel I-350 Embedded Dual Port gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Activation for System x Feature on Demand (FoD)
Power supply (std/max) Up to two 550 W/750 W/750 DC/900 W 80 PLUS certified power supply unit (PSU)
Hot-swap components Power supplies, hard disk drives
RAID support Integrated 3 gigabits per second (Gbps) software RAID-0, -1, -10 for value entry model; optional hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 or RAID-5, -50 or -6, -60
Systems management IBM Systems Director, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, Integrated Management Module (IMM) with IPMI 2.0 support, UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), ToolsCentre, status light emitting diode (LED)
Operating systems (OS) supported Microsoft® Windows® Server, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux®, VMware
Warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available
6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD N2115 SAS/SATA HBA 16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM
00FN173 46C8988 46W0672
Optimise storage with high density and low cost per GB hard drives High performance storage connectivity eliminating bottlenecks with up to 6Gbps per lane Add more memory to help improve the performance of all your workloads

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