Robust features accommodate growth
An all-in-one tower or rack server, the IBM® System x3500 M4 delivers reliable performance and optimised efficiency. The versatile 5U dual-socket x3500 M4 fits desk-side or in a rack enclosure. Designed for your business-critical applications, including analytics, cloud computing, SAP and data management, the x3500 M4 meets your growing business or distributed enterprise needs. You can also use it as a retail store controller at a branch office, a distributed file/print server, or an all-in-one server for a remote office or business. Start with the basics and upgrade as your business changes without jeopardising existing investments. Virtualising your PC infrastructure into a single powerful server gives you access to secure and abundant storage space, while significantly reducing IT costs.
Triple the storage capacity
The x3500 M4 supports the latest Intel® micro-architecture, delivering intelligent performance enhancements that adapt to your workload environment. The x3500 M4 provides triple the storage capacity of the x3500 M3 without the cost of external devices. A flexible design and consolidated server help optimise intensive workloads and provide greater utilisation, making the x3500 M4 a great choice for small and medium businesses (SMB).
Select configurations of the x3500 M4 are part of the IBM Express Portfolio designed to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses (SMB). Easy to manage, Express models vary by country.
* Available in 4Q 2013.
|High performance, energy-smart Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 product family with more cores and memory supporting the improved Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology and Intel Integrated input/output (I/O)|
|24 dual inline memory module (DIMM) sockets of double data rate-3 (DDR-3) registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM) memory. Up to 1866 MHz memory speed|
|Support for up to 32 small form factor (SFF) 2.5-inch hot-swap or 8 large form factor (LFF) 3.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap SAS and SATA hard disk drives (model dependent)|
|Integrated 6 gigabits per second (Gbps) or new optional 12 Gbps* hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 with optional upgrade to -5, -50, -6, -60 with cache and battery or flash and supercap|
|Up to eight Intel integrated PCIe I/O 3.0 specification slots for system expansion. (Six PCIe slots standard)|
|Optional PCI-X slots|
|Optional hot-swap, redundant power and simple-swap cooling|
|Externally visible light path diagnostics panel and Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA)|
|Integrated quad-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)|
|IBM Systems Director, Active Energy Manager, IBM Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2), Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)|
|IBM ServerGuide software|
* Available in 4Q 2013.
|Form factor/height||5U tower or rack server|
|Processor (max)||Up to two Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 product family at 3.5 GHz, 8.0 GT/s QPI system speed and 30 megabyte (MB) of cache per processor socket|
|Cache (max)||Up to 30 MB per processor|
|Memory (max)||Maximum 384 GB of DDR3 RDIMMs or 768 GB of DDR3 LRDIMMs or 64 GB of DDR3 unregistered dual inline memory module (UDIMMs); 24 DIMM slots maximum, up to 1866 MHz memory speed|
|Expansion slots||Up to eight PCIe expansion slots; Six PCIe standard with additional two PCIe slots when the second processor is populated. Optional PCI-X available via interposer conversion kit.|
|Drive bays (total/hot-swap)||Eight 2.5-inch hot-swap or eight 3.5-inch hot-swap bays standard; up to thirty-two 2.5-inch hot-swap bays via optional upgrade kit or eight 3.5-inch simple-swap bays via configure to order (CTO)|
|Maximum internal storage||51.2 TB of 2.5-inch hot-swap drives (HDD upgrade options required) or 32 TB of 3.5-inch hot-swap or simple- swap SAS/SATA (via configure to order only)|
|Network interface||Intel I350AM4 Quad Port GbE|
|Power supply (std/max)||1/2 hot-swap redundant 550 W/750 W/900 W, 80 PLUS platinum|
|Hot-swap components||Power supply and hard disk drives|
|RAID support||Integrated 6 Gbps or new optional 12 Gbps* hardware RAID-0, -1, -10, optional RAID-5, -50, -6, -60 with cache and battery or flash and supercap|
|System management||Automatic Server Restart; PFA on processors, voltage regulator modules (VRMs), fans and memory; light path diagnostics; IMM2; optional remote presence; IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, IMM2 with dedicated management port|
|Operating systems supported||Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012/2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, SUSE Linux Enterprise, VMware vSphere Hypervisor|
|Limited warranty||3-year CRU and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00 service upgrades available|
* Available in 4Q 2013.