IBM BladeCenter LS42

Brand: IBM
Product Code: IBM-LS42
Availability: 1

Price: Rs. 35,000

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* RAM:

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* 2.5" SAS Hard Disk Drives:

* 2.5" NL-SAS / SATA Hard Disk Drives:

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At a glance

New IBM® BladeCenter®  LS42 blade servers feature a new suite of AMD six-core processors for energy efficient computing:

  • 2.6 GHz1 six-core AMD Opteron 2435 processor, including 3 MB L2 cache, 6 MB L3 cache, and full 64-bit support (LS22)
  • 2.4 GHz six-core AMD Opteron 8431 processor, including 3 MB L2 cache, 6 MB L3 cache, and full 64-bit support (LS42)
  • 2.6 GHz six-core AMD Opteron 8435 processor, including 3 MB L2 cache, 6 MB L3 cache, and full 64-bit support (LS42)
  • Two-way SMP processing (per socket) with a 1 GHz HyperTransport processor link

For memory-intensive applications such as database and virtualization the  LS42 offer:.

  • Up to 128 GB2 maximum system memory in an IBM BladeCenter LS42 (with addition of Multi Processor Expansion Unit option). Note that some offerings may have MPE standard; check configuration details.

To enable virtualization ease of use, LS42 offer optional embedded VMware ESXi 3.5 through an optional USB key.

More I/O options are available via:

  • Broadcom 5709S dual-port Gigabit Ethernet connections with failover support on LS42
  • Support for small form factor (SFF) or earlier Ethernet or Fibre Channel I/O cards, and Myrinet or InfiniBand expansion cards
  • Integrated SAS controller and connectors for two 2.5-inch SFF non-hot-swap SAS HDDs or solid-state drives
The IBM BladeCenter LS42 blade servers pack high-density computing into less space. The  LS42 are enhanced with energy-efficient processors:


IBM BladeCenter LS42

The LS42 blade server offers the following new processors:

  • AMD Opteron Model 8431 six-core processor with 3 MB L2 cache, 6 MB L3 cache, and a speed of up to 2.4 GHz to help with energy efficiency
  • AMD Opteron Model 8435 six-core processor with 3 MB L2 cache, 6 MB L3 cache, and a speed of up to 2.6 GHz to help with energy efficiency

1 GHz and MHz denote the internal and/or external clock speed of the microprocessor only, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance.

2 Using 8 GB DIMMs.

Warranty: Three years, Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) and On-site Service, limited warranty; optional warranty service upgrades available.

For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.

Manufacturer IBM
Product Type
Product Type Blade Server
Form Factor
Form Factor Blade Server
Platform LINUX, Windows
Announced 12-Aug-08
Available 19-Sep-08
Archived 30-Dec-10
Architecture x86
Rack Units
Rack Units Not Applicable
Blade size
Blade size Single-wide or Double-wide
Operating System
Operating System Solaris, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Windows
Processor Family
Processor Family Opteron
Processor Options
Processor Options Opteron 8347 HE (1.9GHz 55W ACP) Opteron 8356 (2.3GHz 75W ACP) Opteron 8374 HE (2.2GHz 55W ACP) Opteron 8376 HE (2.3GHz 55W ACP) Opteron 8380 (2.5GHz 75W ACP) Opteron 8384 (2.7GHz 115W ACP) Opteron 8431 (2.4GHz 75W ACP) Opteron 8435 (2.6GHz 75W ACP)
Max Processor Chips
Max Processor Chips 4
Max Processor Cores
Max Processor Cores 24
Cache 2MB or 6MB L3_x000D_
Chipset ServerWorks
Memory Minimum
Memory Minimum 1 GB
Memory Maximum
Memory Maximum 128 GB
Memory Type
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory DIMM Slots Standard
Memory DIMM Slots Standard 8 (min)
Max Memory DIMM Slots
Max Memory DIMM Slots 16
Memory Protection
Memory Protection ECC, Chipkill, Scrubbing
Disk Type
Disk Type SATA, SAS, Solid State
Disk Controller
Disk Controller SAS
Internal Disk Bays
Internal Disk Bays 2
Bays Information
Bays Information 2 x 2.5" SFF non hot-swap disk drive bays, or _x000D_ 2 x SSD drive bays _x000D_ Optional expansion via BladeCenter Storage and I/O Expansion Blade (SIO) (supports up to three additional hot-swap SAS SFF drives in an adjacent blade slot)
Disk Max Internal
Disk Max Internal 1,000 GB (1.438TB with SIO installed)
RAID Support
RAID Support Optional
Hot-Swap Disks
Hot-Swap Disks Optional
Media Drive
Media Drive None
I/O Technology
I/O Technology PCI-X, PCI Express
I/O Slot Types
I/O Slot Types two adapter slots: _x000D_ 1 x PCI Express x8 + 1 x PCI-X 133MHz or _x000D_ 2 x PCI-X 133MHz_x000D_
I/O Max Slots
I/O Max Slots 2
I/O Internal Slots
I/O Internal Slots 0
Networking Up to 4 x Gigabit Ethernet controllers
Dimensions Height: 24.5 cm (9.65 in) Width: 2.9 cm (1.14 in) Depth: 44.6 cm (17.56 in)
Weight 5 kg (11.02 lbs)
Max Power (Calculated)
Max Power (Calculated) 656 W (3,779 CO2e kg pa)
Max Power (Theoretical)
Max Power (Theoretical) Dependent on configuration
Max Heat (Calculated)
Max Heat (Calculated) 2,361 kJ/hr (2,238 Btu/hr)
Max Heat (Theoretical)
Max Heat (Theoretical) Dependent on configuration
Hot-Swap/Redundant Cooling Fans
Hot-Swap/Redundant Cooling Fans Yes (chassis)
Hot-Swap/Redundant Power Supply
Hot-Swap/Redundant Power Supply Yes (chassis)
System Management
System Management Integrated systems management processor
Warranty 3yr (IOL) NBD Parts [CRU] + Onsite 3-Year IBM Onsite Limited (IOL) Some parts are Customer Replaceable Units (CRU) IBM ships replacement CRU Next Business Day (NBD) and client performs replacement Other parts replacement is done by IBM NBD Onsite

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