IBM System x - x3550 M3

Brand: IBM
Product Code: IBM-x3550-M3
Availability: 5

Price: Rs. 25,000

Available Options

* Base Model:

* Processor:

* RAM:

* RAID Controller:

RAID Level:

* 2.5" SAS Hard Disk Drives:

2.5" NL-SAS / SATA Hard Disk Drives:

Storage Adaptors:

Network Adaptors:

Standard specifications

Table 1. Standard specifications

Components Specification
Form factor 1U Rack.
Processor Up to two six-core (up to 3.46 GHz) or quad-core (up to 3.6 GHz) Intel Xeon 5600 series processors with QuickPath Interconnect technology up to 6.4 GT/s, and up to 1333 MHz memory speed.
Memory cache Up to 12 MB L3.
Chipset Intel 5520.
Memory Up to 18 DIMM sockets (9 DIMMs per processor). Up to 288 GB with 16 GB DDR3 RDIMMs and 18 populated DIMM slots (up to 144 GB with 9 DIMMs per processor), or up to 48 GB with 4 GB DDR3 UDIMMs and 12 populated DIMM slots (up to 24 GB with 6 DIMMs per processor).
Memory protection ECC, ChipKill (for x4-based memory DIMMs), Memory Mirroring, and Memory Sparing.
Disk drive bays Up to eight 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs or solid-state drives (SSDs).
Maximum internal storage Up to 7.2 TB with 900 GB SAS HDDs, or up to 8.0 TB with 1 TB SATA HDDs, or up to 1.6 TB with 200 GB SSDs. Intermix of SAS/SATA/SSD is supported.
RAID Support RAID 0, 1, 1E with ServeRAID-BR10il v2 or M1015; RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 with M5014 or M5015. Optional upgrade to RAID 5 is available for M1015. Optional upgrade to RAID 6, 60 is available for M5014/M5015.
Optical drive bays One with optional Optical Drive Enablement Kit, support for DVD-ROM or Multiburner. If used, the maximum number of HDD bays is limited to 4.
Tape drive bays None.
Network interfaces Integrated 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, plus 2 ports on optional Gigabit Ethernet with Ethernet Daughter Card (does not consume PCI slot).
PCI Expansion slots Up to 3 slots (up to 2 standard slots are available; one slot is dedicated to RAID controller), dependant on the riser cards used. Standard models have:
  • Slot 1: PCI Express 2.0 x16, Low-profile
  • Slot 2: PCI Express 2.0 x16, full-height, half-length
Each slot is implemented using a riser card. Each PCIe riser card can be replaced with a PCI-X riser card offering one PCI-X 64-bit/133 MHz slot.
External ports Two USB 2.0 and one DB-15 video on front. Two USB 2.0, one DB-15 video, one DB-9 serial, one RJ-45 systems management, up to 4 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet network ports (2 standard, 2 optional) on rear. One internal USB port for embedded hypervisor.
Cooling IBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ with 6 counter-rotating hot swap fans with N+1 redundancy. Altimeter is to control fan speed based on atmospheric pressure.
Power supply Up to 2 redundant hot-swap 460 W AC or 675 W AC or 675 W high efficiency (HE) AC power supplies with 90%+ efficiency. 675 W -48 V DC models are available via CTO.
Hot-swap components Hard drives, power supplies, fans.
Systems management UEFI, IBM Integrated Management Module (IMM), Predictive Failure Analysis, Light Path Diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director* and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, IBM ServerGuide. Optional Virtual Media Key for remote presence (graphics, keyboard & mouse).
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
Video Matrox G200eV with 16 MB memory integrated into the IMM. Maximum resolution is 1280x1024 at 75 Hz with 16M colors.
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5 and 6, Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.0/2.0 Realtime, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11, VMware ESX 4/4.1 and VMware ESXi 4/4.1 embedded hypervisor, Sun Solaris 10, VMware vSphere 5/5.1.
Limited warranty Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5/next business day (NBD) response time.
Service and Support Optional service upgrades are available through IBM ServicePacs®: 24x7/next business day or 4 hours onsite repair, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, remote technical support for IBM hardware and selected IBM and third-party (Microsoft, Linux, VMware) software.
Dimensions Height: 43 mm (1.7 in), width: 440 mm (17.3 in), depth: 711 mm (28.0 in)
Weight Minimum configuration 12.7 kg (28 lb), maximum configuration 15.9 kg (35.1 lb)



Manufacturer IBM
Product Type
Product Type Entry-Level Server
Form Factor
Form Factor Rack
Platform LINUX, Windows
Announced 16-Mar-10
Available 31-Mar-10
Archived 31-Mar-14
Architecture x86
Rack Units
Rack Units 1U
Operating System
Operating System Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Windows
Processor Family
Processor Family Xeon
Processor Options
Processor Options Xeon E5620 (2.40GHz 80W) Xeon L5630 (2.13GHz 40W) Xeon E5645 (2.40GHz 80W) Xeon X5650 (2.66GHz 95W) Xeon X5660 (2.80GHz 95W) Xeon X5670 (2.93GHz 95W)
Max Processor Chips
Max Processor Chips 2
Max Processor Cores
Max Processor Cores 12
Cache 4MB, 8MB or 12MB L2
Chipset Intel 5520
Memory Minimum
Memory Minimum 2 GB
Memory Maximum
Memory Maximum 288 GB
Memory Type
Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Memory DIMM Slots Standard
Memory DIMM Slots Standard 18
Max Memory DIMM Slots
Max Memory DIMM Slots 18
Memory Protection
Memory Protection ECC, Chipkill, Sparing, Mirroring
Disk Type
Disk Type SATA, SAS, Solid State
Disk Controller
Disk Controller ServeRAID BR10il v2, ServeRAID M101x/M501x
Internal Disk Bays
Internal Disk Bays 8
Bays Information
Bays Information 4 x 2.5" hot-swap disk drive bays (standard) _x000D_ 4 x 2.5" hot-swap disk drive bays (optional) _x000D_ 1 x optical drive bay (optional for four drive bay models only)
Disk Max Internal
Disk Max Internal 12,800 GB
RAID Support
RAID Support 0, 1, 1E, 5, 10, 50
Hot-Swap Disks
Hot-Swap Disks SATA, SAS, SSD
Media Drive
Media Drive Optional
I/O Technology
I/O Technology PCI Express 2.0
I/O Slot Types
I/O Slot Types 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 (full-height, half-length) _x000D_ 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 (low profile) _x000D_ Both PCI Express slots convertible to PCI-X via riser card option 64-bit/133MHz
I/O Max Slots
I/O Max Slots 2
I/O Internal Slots
I/O Internal Slots 2
Networking Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet
Dimensions Height: 4.3 cm (1.69 in) Width: 44 cm (17.32 in) Depth: 71.1 cm (27.99 in)
Weight 15.9 kg (35.05 lbs) (max)
Max Power (Calculated)
Max Power (Calculated) 663 W (3,819 CO2e kg pa)
Max Power (Theoretical)
Max Power (Theoretical) 780 W (4,493 CO2e kg pa)
Max Heat (Calculated)
Max Heat (Calculated) 2,387 kj/hr (2,262 Btu/hr)
Max Heat (Theoretical)
Max Heat (Theoretical) 2,807 kj/hr (2,660 Btu/hr)
Hot-Swap/Redundant Cooling Fans
Hot-Swap/Redundant Cooling Fans Yes/Yes
Hot-Swap/Redundant Power Supply
Hot-Swap/Redundant Power Supply Yes/Optional
System Management
System Management IBM Integrated Management Module Predictive Failure Analysis Integrated Service Processor Diagnostic LEDs light path diagnostics panel Automatic Server Restart IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager IBM ServerGuide
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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