Optimal performance and virtualisation

The versatile IBM® System x3650 M4 blends outstanding uptime and performance for business-critical workloads, including cloud computing, virtual desktop and business analytics. The powerful server offers an energy-smart and easy-to-use rack solution with a pay-as-you-grow design to help manage risks. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors, advanced memory support and greater disk capacity for businesses requiring ample storage, the x3650 M4 offers balanced performance and density. Additionally, as the first x86 server to achieve the Transaction Processing Council - C (TPC-C) benchmark, virtualised (1 M trusted platform module (TPM)),1 the x3650 M4 is optimised for cloud computing and virtualisation applications.

Outstanding uptime

With redundant hot-swap fans, disks and power supplies, the x3650 M4 provides a resilient architecture ideal for business-critical applications. Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) and light path diagnostics proactively monitor the system’s sub-components and provide advanced warning on power supplies, fans, voltage regulator module (VRMs), disks, processors and memory. Redundant hot-swap components make it easy to replace failures without taking your system down. Light path diagnostics displays a visible warning light indicator on a failing component, allowing time for component replacement prior to failure and facilitating high availability (HA).

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
2U rack
High performance, energy-smart Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family with up to 30 megabyte (MB) L3 cache per processor socket, integrated PCIe 3.0, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Hyper-Threading Technology and two QuickPath interconnect
24 DIMM sockets of dual data rate-3 (DDR3) RDIMM/UDIMM/LRDIMM/HyperCloud DIMM memory
Support for up to 16 small form factor (SFF) 2.5-inch hot-swap or 6 large form factor (LFF) 3.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drives (model dependent), sixteen 2.5-inch or thirty-two 1.8-inch simple-swap or hot-swap solid state drives (SSDs)
Integrated 6 Gbps hardware RAID on the motherboard
Up to six next-generation PCIe 3.0 input/output (I/O) slots for system expansion.
Optional PCI-X slots and double-width PCIe 3.0 slots
Integrated quad-port GbE and optional embedded dual-port 10 GbE
Optional hot-swap, redundant power and hot-swap cooling
PFA and drop-down light path diagnostics panel
Energy-efficiency compliance
IBM® Integrated Management Module 2 (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
Form factor/height 2U Rack
Processors (max) Up to two 12-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors
Cache (max) 30 megabyte (MB) per processor
Memory (max) Up to 768 gigabyte (GB) via 24 slots
(unregistered dual inline memory module (UDIMM)/ registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM)/ load-reduced dual inline memory module (LRDIMM)/HyperCloud dual inline memory module (DIMM)
Media bays Optional optical disk drive (ODD) and tape drive bay
Disk bays Sixteen 2.5-inch or six 3.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) or thirty-two 1.8-inch solid state drive (SSD)
Redundant array of independent disks (RAID) support Integrated 6 gigabits per second (Gbps) or new optional 12 Gbps* hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 with optional RAID-5, -50, -6, -60.
Power supply (std/max) 1/2 redundant 550 W AC, 750 W AC, 900 W AC, or 750 W DC (model dependent)
Hot-swap components Power supplies, fan modules and HDD
Network interface controller (NIC)
Trusted platform module (TPM)
4 × 1 GbE (std.), 2 × 10 GbE Embedded Adapter (slotless opt.)/TPM
PCIe 3.0 Expansion slots (x16/x8) 4 - 6 PCIe ports or 4 PCI-X (CTO) or 2 double-width PCIe (for GPU)
USB ports 2 front/4 back/2 internal
Maximum internal storage Up to 25.6 terabytes (TB) (2.5-inch model) or 24 TB (3.5-inch model) serial attached SCSI (SAS)/serial advanced technology attachment (SATA)
Energy-efficiency compliance 80 PLUS Platinum and ENERGY STAR (model dependent) Compliance
Systems management IBM IMM2 with optional FoD remote presence, PFA, Diagnostic light emitting diodes (LEDs), light path diagnostics panel, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager
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 limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available

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