Highlights

The scalability to meet growing demands

The IBM® System x3755 M3 is a four-socket server that provides outstanding performance and capacity in a data centre (DC) -friendly 2U footprint. Based on the 4-, 8-, 12-core or 16-core AMD Opteron 6300 Series platform, the x3755 M3 helps organisations scale as workload demands increase, accommodating up to 64 processor cores and 512 gigabyte (GB) of memory for cost-effective scaling.

The right size for midsized workloads

The x3755 M3 is an ideal server for business workloads including database, virtualisation, Java™ and enterprise applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP). The increased processor density helps reduce networking complexity and cost for high performance computing environments and the available 32 terabyte (TB) of internal storage facilitates data-intensive applications like business intelligence.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
2U rack form factor
Latest high performance 4-core/8-core/12-core/16-core AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors
Fast 1600 MHz, DDR-3 unregistered dual inline memory module (UDIMM)/ registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM) memory with 32 DIMM slots (up to 512 gigabyte (GB) of memory)
Support for up to eight 3.5 inch hot-swap SAS/SATA HDD, or up to six 3.5 inch simple-swap SATA hard disk drives, for up to 32 TB of local storage capacity
Optional support for the VMware ESXi 4.1 embedded hypervisor
4 PCIe slots: 1 x16 full-length, full-height Gen 2; 1 x8 half-length, low-profile; 1 x4 half-length, low-profile Gen 2; 1 dedicated redundant array of independent disks (RAID)
Integrated quad gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports standard, 10 GbE network interface card (NICs) and Mellanox IB optional
5x USB ports (2x front, 2x rear, 1x internal)
Optional slimline optical drive (SATA interface)
6 gigabits per second (Gbps) RAID-0, -1, -10 standard via M1015, upgradeable to RAID-5, some models available with M5015 (upgradeable to RAID-5,-50, optional to RAID- 6, -60 with feature key)
1100-watt hot-swap power supplies; optional 1+1 redundancy
Standard hot-swap redundant fan modules, optional nonredundant fan modules
IBM® Systems Director
Remote management via keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) over IP
Drop-down light path diagnostics panel
3-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty
IBM ServerGuide software
Form factor/height Rack/2U
Processor (max) Up to 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors, 4-core, 8-core, 12-core and 16-core processors available
Number of processors (std/max) 2/4
Cache (max) Up to 16 megabyte (MB) L3
Memory (max) Up to 256/512 GB (8 GB/16 GB registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM)); supports double data rate-3 (DDR-3)-1600 megahertz (MHz) memory speed
Expansion slots 4 peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) slots
Disk bays (total/hot-swap) Up to 8 hot-swap serial attached SCSI (SAS)/ serial advanced technology attachment (SATA), optional up to 6 simple-swap SATA
Maximum internal storage Up to 32 TB
Network interface Integrated quad Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports
Power supply (std/max) 1/3 1100 W
Hot-swap components Power supplies, fan modules, hard disk drive (HDD)
redundant array of independent disks (RAID) support 6 gigabytes per second (Gbps) RAID-0, -1, -10 standard via M1015 (upgradeable to RAID-5), some models with M5015 (upgradeable to RAID-5,-50, optional to RAID-6, -60 with feature key)
Systems management IBM Systems Director, light path diagnostics panel, keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) over IP for remote management
Operating systems (OS) supported Microsoft® Windows® Server, SUSE Linux®, Red Hat Linux, VMware
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty

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