Lenovo System x3550 M5 (Machine Type 8869)Product Guide

Abstract

Designed in a compact, versatile 1U rack form factor, the dual-socket Lenovo System x3550 M5 (E5-2600 v4) server fuels almost any workload in the software-defined data center from infrastructure to high-performance computing (HPC) to cloud or big data with leadership security, efficiency, and reliability features. With support for Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family and faster, energy-efficient TruDDR4 memory, the System x3550 M5 delivers exceptional performance. Flexible and scalable internal storage configurations include up to 12x 2.5-inch or 4x 3.5-inch drives with a wide selection of drive sizes and types.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the structure of the System x3550 M5 offering, its key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines.

This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the System x3550 M5 and consider its use in IT solutions.

Notes:

  • This Product Guide describes currently available models of the Lenovo System x3550 M5 (Machine Type 8869) with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 and E5-2600 v3 product families.
  • For withdrawn models of the Lenovo System x3550 M5 (Machine Type 5463) with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family that are no longer available for ordering, see the following Product Guide: Lenovo System x3550 M5 (Machine Type 5463).

Change History

Changes in the October 17 update:

  • Added 12 TB 3.5-inch NL SAS and NL SATA hot-swap HDDs
  • Added 2.4 TB 2.5-inch SAS hot-swap FIPS SED
  • Removed withdrawn SSDs
  • Updated Lenovo Storage DX8200D and DX8200C part numbers

Introduction

Designed in a compact, versatile 1U two-socket rack server, the Lenovo System x3550 M5 (E5-2600 v4) server (Machine Type 8869) fuels almost any workload in the software-defined data center from infrastructure to high-performance computing (HPC) to cloud or big data with leadership security, efficiency, and reliability features. With support for Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family and faster, energy-efficient TruDDR4 memory, the System x3550 M5 delivers exceptional performance. Flexible and scalable internal storage configurations include up to 12x 2.5-inch or 4x 3.5-inch drives with a wide selection of drive sizes and types.

Suggested use: Database, virtualization and cloud computing, infrastructure security, systems management, enterprise applications, collaboration/email, streaming media, web, and HPC.

The following figure shows the System x3550 M5.

Lenovo System x3550 M5
Figure 1. Lenovo System x3550 M5

Did you know?

The System x3550 M5 incorporates energy smart features for minimized costs and efficient performance. Dual fan zones support operation in up to 40°C environments. 80 PLUS Titanium power supply units (PSUs) can deliver 96% efficiency at 50% load.

The System x3550 M5 has outstanding memory performance that is achieved by supporting two-RDIMM-per-channel configurations at speeds up to 12% faster than the Intel specification, while still maintaining world-class reliability.

The System x3550 M5 integrates leadership security and reliability. System x Trusted Platform Assurance, an exclusive set of System x features and practices, establishes a solid security foundation for your workloads. Enterprise-class data protection is provided with optional self-encrypting drives, and advanced diagnostic tools facilitate reduced downtime and costs.

Key features

The System x3550 M5 is a cost- and density-balanced 1U, dual-socket business-critical server, offering improved performance and pay-as-you grow flexibility along with new features that improve server management capability. New, innovative, energy-smart design with powerful high-performance processors, a large capacity of high-performing DDR4 memory, and an improved feature set are ideal for business-critical applications and cloud deployments.

Combining balanced performance and flexibility, the System x3550 M5 is a great choice for small and medium businesses and up to the large enterprise. It can provide outstanding uptime to keep business-critical applications and cloud deployments running safely. Ease-of-use and comprehensive systems management tools make it easy to deploy. Outstanding reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) and high-efficiency design improve your business environment and help save operational costs.

Scalability and performance

The System x3550 M5 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • Improves productivity by offering superior system performance with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family with up to 22-core processors, up to 55 MB of cache, up to 2400 MHz memory speeds, and up to 9.6 GT/s QPI interconnect links.
    • Support for up to two processors, 44 cores, and 88 threads allows to maximize the concurrent execution of multithreaded applications.
    • Intelligent and adaptive system performance with energy efficient Intel Turbo Boost Technology allows CPU cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor thermal design power (TDP).
    • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multithreaded applications by enabling simultaneous multithreading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
    • Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better utilize the hardware for virtualization workloads.
    Note: Also available via CTO is the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family with up to 14-core processors, up to 35 MB of cache, up to 2133 MHz memory speeds, and up to 9.6 GT/s QPI interconnect links.
  • Up to 2400 MHz memory speeds with two DIMMs per channel running at 2400 MHz to help maximize system performance.
  • Up to 1.5 TB of memory capacity with 64 GB Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)
  • 12 Gbps serial-attached SCSI (SAS) internal storage connectivity doubles the data transfer rate compared to 6 Gb SAS solutions to maximize performance of storage I/O-intensive applications.
  • Flexible and scalable internal storage configurations provide up to 92 TB of storage capacity with 7.68 TB 2.5-inch solid-state drives (SSDs) in a 1U rack form factor.
  • The use of SSDs instead of or along with traditional spinning HDDs can significantly improve I/O performance. An SSD can support a significantly higher number of I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
  • The server has four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports and optional 10 Gb Ethernet ports with mezzanine LOM (ML2) adapters.
  • The server offers up to four PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 I/O expansion slots in a dense 1U rack form factor.
  • With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family. This helps to dramatically reduce I/O latency and increase overall system performance.

Availability and serviceability

The System x3550 M5 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as processors, memory DIMMs, and adapter cards.
  • The server offers hot-swap drives supporting RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • The server offers redundant hot-swap power supplies and hot-swap redundant fans to provide availability for business-critical applications.
  • The new next-gen light path diagnostics LCD display panel simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability.
  • Proactive Platform Alerts (including PFA and SMART alerts): Processors, voltage regulators, memory, internal storage (SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs, NVMe SSDs, M.2 storage, flash storage adapters), fans, power supplies, RAID controllers, and server ambient and sub-component temperatures. Alerts can be surfaced through the system IMM to managers such as Lenovo XClarity Administrator, VMware vCenter, and Microsoft System Center. These proactive alerts let you take appropriate actions in advance of possible failure, thereby increasing server uptime and application availability.
  • SSDs offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Built-in Integrated Management Module II (IMM2.1) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failure, to minimize downtime.
  • Built-in diagnostics using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot speed up troubleshooting to reduce service time.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the System x3550 M5 and deliver enterprise-class data protection:

  • The server includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2.1) to monitor server availability and perform remote management.
  • An integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers comprehensive hardware management tools that help to increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • An integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) supports the enablement of advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • System x Trusted Platform Assurance, an exclusive set of System x security features and practices, establishes a solid security foundation for workloads by delivering firmware that is securely built, tested, digitally signed, and verified prior to execution.
  • The server offers enterprise-class data protection with optional self-encrypting drives.
  • Industry-standard AES NI support offers faster, stronger encryption.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks, allowing an application to run in its own isolated space, protected from all other software running on a system.

Energy efficiency

The System x3550 M5 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to a green environment:

  • Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
  • High-efficiency power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum and Titanium certifications.
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, to reduce power draw.
  • Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy the demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
  • Low-voltage 1.2 V DDR4 memory DIMMs offer energy savings compared to 1.35 V and 1.5 V DDR3 DIMMs.
  • The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, a part of Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ technology. Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system.
  • Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provide advanced data center power notification, analysis, and policy-based management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front of the System x3550 M5 server with up to eight 2.5-inch drive bays and the Front IO cage Entry (default).

Front view of the System x3550 M5: 8x 2.5-inch drive bays; Front IO cage Entry (default)
Figure 2. Front view of the System x3550 M5: 8x 2.5-inch drive bays; Front IO cage Entry (default)

The following figure shows the front of the System x3550 M5 server with up to eight 2.5-inch drive bays and the Front IO cage Standard (optional).

Front view of the System x3550 M5: 8x 2.5-inch drive bays; Front IO cage Standard (optional)
Figure 3. Front view of the System x3550 M5: 8x 2.5-inch drive bays; Front IO cage Standard (optional)

The following figure shows the front of the System x3550 M5 server with up to eight 2.5-inch drive bays and the Front IO cage Advanced (optional).

Front view of the System x3550 M5: 8x 2.5-inch drive bays; Front IO cage Advanced (optional)
Figure 4. Front view of the System x3550 M5: 8x 2.5-inch drive bays; Front IO cage Advanced (optional)

The following figure shows the front of the System x3550 M5 server with ten 2.5-inch drive bays.

Front view of the System x3550 M5: 10x 2.5-inch drive bays
Figure 5. Front view of the System x3550 M5: 10x 2.5-inch drive bays

The following figure shows the front of the System x3550 M5 server with eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA and two 2.5-inch PCIe drive bays.

Front view of the System x3550 M5: 10x 2.5-inch drive bays
Figure 6. Front view of the System x3550 M5: 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA + 2x PCIe drive bays

The following figure shows the front of the System x3550 M5 server with four 3.5-inch drive bays.

Front view of the System x3550 M5: 4x 3.5-inch drive bays
Figure 7. Front view of the System x3550 M5: 4x 3.5-inch drive bays

The following figure shows the rear of the System x3550 M5 server with three PCIe low profile slots.

Rear view of the System x3550 M5
Figure 8. Rear view of the System x3550 M5

The following figure shows the locations of key components inside the server.

Internal view of the System x3550 M5
Figure 9. Internal view of the System x3550 M5

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications.

Table 1. System specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor 1U rack-mount (Machine Type 8869)
Processor Up to two processors of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family:
  • Up to 22 cores (2.4 GHz core speeds)
  • Up to 3.5 GHz core speeds (4 cores)
  • Two QPI links up to 9.6 GT/s each
  • Up to 55 MB cache
  • Up to 2400 MHz memory speed
Up to two processors of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family (CTO only):
  • Up to 14 cores with up to 2.6 GHz core speeds
  • Two QPI links up to 9.6 GT/s each
  • Up to 35 MB cache
  • Up to 2133 MHz memory speed
Chipset Intel C612.
Memory Up to 24 DIMM sockets (12 DIMMs per processor; four memory channels per processor with three DIMMs per channel). Support for RDIMMs and LRDIMMs. Memory types cannot be intermixed. Memory speed up to 2400 MHz.
Memory maximums
  • With RDIMMs: Up to 768 GB with 24x 32 GB RDIMMs and two processors
  • With LRDIMMs: Up to 1.5 TB with 24x 64 GB LRDIMMs and two processors
Memory protection Error correction code (ECC), Chipkill (for x4-based memory DIMMs), memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing.
Drive bays
  • Up to 12x 2.5" SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays: 10x 2.5" (front) + 2x 2.5" (rear)
  • 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA hot-swap (front) + 2x PCIe SSD non-hot-swap (front) drive bays
  • Up to 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays: 4x 2.5" (front) + 4x 2.5" (front)
  • 4x 3.5" SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays (front)
Maximum internal storage
  • Up to 92 TB with 12x 7.68 TB 2.5" SAS SSDs
  • Up to 48 TB with 4x 12 TB 3.5" NL SAS or NL SATA HDDs
  • Up to 24 TB with 12x 2 TB 2.5" NL SATA HDDs
  • Up to 28.8 TB with 12x 2.4 TB 2.5" SAS HDDs
  • Up to 7.68 TB with 2x 3.84 TB NVMe PCIe SSDs
Intermix of SAS, SATA, and PCIe drives is supported.
Storage controller
  • 12 Gb SAS/6 Gb SATA RAID: RAID 0, 1, 10 with M1215 or M5210. Optional upgrade to RAID 5, 50 is available for M1215. Optional upgrade to RAID 5, 50 is available for M5210 (zero-cache; 1 GB non-backed cache; 1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB flash-backed cache). Optional upgrade to RAID 6, 60 is available for M5210 (requires a cache upgrade). Optional SSD Caching and Performance Accelerator upgrades are available for M5210.
  • 12 Gb SAS/6 Gb SATA non-RAID: N2215 HBA
Optical drive bays One, optional, for models with 4 or 8 drive bays (models with 10 drive bays do not support an internal optical drive). Support for DVD-ROM or Multiburner.
Tape drive bays None. Support for an external backup unit.
Network interfaces
  • 4x Integrated RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T ports (BCM5719).
  • 1x Optional Mezzanine LOM (ML2) slot for dual-port 10 GbE cards with SFP+ or RJ-45 connectors or quad-port GbE cards with RJ-45 connectors.
  • 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet systems management port.
PCI Expansion slots Up to four slots, depending on the riser cards installed. The slots are as follows:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 or ML2; low profile, half-length (not present if the HDD Rear Kit is installed)
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile or full-height, half-length (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot requires the second processor to be installed) (not present if the HDD Rear Kit is installed)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile, half-length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8 (dedicated for an internal storage controller)
Ports
  • Front:
    • 4x 3.5" and 10x 2.5" drive bay models: 3x USB 2.0 and 1x DB-15 video ports.
    • 8x 2.5" drive bay models: 1x USB 2.0 (standard); or 2x USB 2.0 and 1x DB-15 video ports (optional).
  • Rear: 2x USB 3.0 and 1x DB-15 video ports. Optional 1x DB-9 serial port.
  • Internal: 1x USB 2.0 port (for embedded hypervisor), 1x SD Media Adapter slot (for embedded hypervisor)
Cooling Calibrated Vectored Cooling with up to seven redundant hot-swap system fans (five fans standard, two additional fans with the second processor or with the optional fan kit for models with one processor and with select adapters used); dual fan zones with N+1 fan redundancy; each fan has two motors.
Power supply Up to two redundant hot-swap 550 W, 750 W, or 900 W (100-240V), or 1500 W (200-240V) High Efficiency Platinum AC power supplies, or 750 W (200-240V) High Efficiency Titanium AC power supplies, or 900 W High Efficiency -48 V DC power supplies.
Hot-swap parts Hard drives, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), Integrated Management Module II (IMM2.1) based on Renesas SH7758, Predictive Failure Analysis, light path diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, ToolsCenter, XClarity Administrator, and XClarity Energy Manager. Optional IMM2.1 Advanced Upgrade for remote presence (graphics, keyboard and mouse, virtual media).
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or 2.0 (configurable UEFI setting). Optional lockable front bezel.
Video Matrox G200eR2 with 16 MB memory integrated into the IMM2.1. Maximum resolution is 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors.
Operating systems Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (x64) and 7; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x64) and 12; VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.5, 6.0, and 6.5.
Warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5/Next Business Day.
Service and support Optional service upgrades are available through the Lenovo Services: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 6 hours fix time, one-year or two-year warranty extension, software support for System x hardware and selected System x and third-party (Microsoft, Linux, VMware) software.
Dimensions Height: 43 mm (1.7 in), width: 434 mm (17.1 in), depth: 734 mm (28.9 in)
Weight Minimum configuration: 13.8 kg (30.4 lb), maximum: 19.3 kg (42.5 lb)

Standard models

The following table lists the standard models of the System x3550 M5.

Product availability: Standard models of the x3550 M5 (E5-2600 v4) are not available in North America.

Table 2. Standard models
Model number* Intel Xeon processor**
(2 maximum)
Memory RDIMM# RAID Drive bays
(std / max)
Drives NIC I/O slots
(std / max)
Optical drive LCD
display
Power supply
(std / max)§
Models announced March 2016
8869A2x 1x E5-2603 v4 6C 1.7GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 8GB M1215 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option† Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869B2x 1x E5-2609 v4 8C 1.7GHz 20MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 8GB M1215 4x 3.5" HS / 4 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option None 1x 550W HS / 2
8869C2x 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M1215 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option† Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869C4x 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M1215 4x 3.5" HS / 4 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option None 1x 550W HS / 2
8869D2x 1x E5-2630 v4 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 1GB (F) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option† Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869F2x 1x E5-2640 v4 10C 2.4GHz 25MB 2133MHz 90W 1x 16GB M5210 1GB (F) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option† Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869G2x 1x E5-2650 v4 12C 2.2GHz 30MB 2400MHz 105W 1x 16GB M5210 1GB (F) 10x 2.5" HS / 12 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ None None 1x 900W HS / 2
8869R2x 1x E5-2660 v4 14C 2.0GHz 35MB 2400MHz 105W 1x 16GB M5210 2GB (F) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option Included 1x 750W HS / 2
8869Q2x 1x E5-2667 v4 8C 3.2GHz 25MB 2400MHz 135W 1x 16GB M5210 2GB (F) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option Included 1x 750W HS / 2
8869L2x 1x E5-2690 v4 14C 2.6GHz 35MB 2400MHz 135W 1x 16GB M5210 2GB (F) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option† Option‡ 1x 750W HS / 2***
8869N2x 1x E5-2697 v4 18C 2.3GHz 45MB 2400MHz 145W 1x 16GB M5210 2GB (F) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option Included 1x 900W HS / 2

* x in the Model number represents a country-specific letter (for example, the EMEA model number is 8869A2G). Ask a Lenovo representative for specifics.
** Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, cores, core speed, cache, memory speed, and thermal design power (TDP).
# Unless otherwise specified in a footnote, the DIMMs installed are x4 RDIMMs.
§ Unless otherwise specified in a footnote, the power supplies are 80 PLUS Platinum certified.
† An optional optical drive requires the front IO cage Standard (00MV367) or Advanced (00MV368).

‡ An optional LCD panel is included in the optional front IO cage Advanced (00MV368).
*** Titanium power supply; supports 200-240 V AC only.
^ Two I/O slots standard: The onboard PCIe 3.0 x8 slot 4 and low profile PCIe 3.0 x16 slot 1 on the Riser Card 1 (feature code A5AG).

The standard models of the System x3550 M5 that are listed in Table 2 are shipped with the following items:

  • Rack Installation Guide
  • Electronic Publications Flyer
  • System x3550 M5 Slide Kit G4

Notes:

TopSeller models

The following table lists the TopSeller models of the System x3550 M5.

Note: TopSeller models are country-specific; that is, each country may define their own server models, and not all server models are available in every country.

Table 3. TopSeller models
Model number Intel Xeon processor*
(2 maximum)
Memory RDIMM# RAID Drive bays (std / max) Drives NIC I/O slots
(std / max)
Optical drive LCD display Power supply
(std / max)§
TopSeller - United States, Canada
8869KAU 1x E5-2603 v4 6C 1.7GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 16GB M1215 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KBU 1x E5-2603 v4 6C 1.7GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 16GB M1215 4x 3.5" HS / 4 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option None 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KCU 1x E5-2609 v4 8C 1.7GHz 20MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 16GB M1215 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KDU 1x E5-2609 v4 8C 1.7GHz 20MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 16GB M1215 4x 3.5" HS / 4 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option None 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KXU 1x E5-2609 v4 8C 1.7GHz 20MB 1866MHz 85W 4x 16GB M1215 4x 3.5" HS / 4 4x 1TB 7.2K 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option None 2x 900W HS / 2
8869KZU 2x E5-2609 v4 8C 1.7GHz 20MB 1866MHz 85W 2x 16GB M1215 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 2x 900W HS / 2
8869KEU 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M1215 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KFU 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M1215 4x 3.5" HS / 4 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option None 1x 900W HS / 2
8869K3U 2x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 2x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 2x 900W HS / 2
8869KGU 1x E5-2630 v4 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KHU 1x E5-2630 v4 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 3.5" HS / 4 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option None 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KYU 1x E5-2630 v4 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 2133MHz 85W 4x 16GB M1215 4x 3.5" HS / 4 4x 1TB 7.2K 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option None 2x 900W HS / 2
8869KQU 1x E5-2637 v4 4C 3.5GHz 15MB 2400MHz 135W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KJU 1x E5-2640 v4 10C 2.4GHz 25MB 2133MHz 90W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KKU 1x E5-2640 v4 10C 2.4GHz 25MB 2133MHz 90W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 3.5" HS / 4 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option None 1x 900W HS / 2
886916E 1x E5-2640 v4 10C 2.4GHz 25MB 2133MHz 90W 1x 16GB M5210 10x 2.5" HS / 12 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 None None 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KUU 2x E5-2640 v4 10C 2.4GHz 25MB 2133MHz 90W 2x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 2x 900W HS / 2
8869KLU 1x E5-2650 v4 12C 2.2GHz 30MB 2400MHz 105W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
886916I 1x E5-2660 v4 14C 2.0GHz 35MB 2400MHz 105W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KVU 2x E5-2660 v4 14C 2.0GHz 35MB 2400MHz 105W 2x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option Option‡ 2x 900W HS / 2
8869KRU 1x E5-2667 v4 8C 3.2GHz 25MB 2400MHz 135W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KNU 1x E5-2680 v4 14C 2.4GHz 35MB 2400MHz 120W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
886916B 1x E5-2680 v4 14C 2.4GHz 35MB 2400MHz 120W 1x 16GB M5210 10x 2.5" HS / 12 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 None None 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KMU 1x E5-2690 v4 14C 2.6GHz 35MB 2400MHz 135W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KPU 1x E5-2690 v4 14C 2.6GHz 35MB 2400MHz 135W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KWU 2x E5-2690 v4 14C 2.6GHz 35MB 2400MHz 135W 2x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option Option‡ 2x 900W HS / 2
8869KSU 1x E5-2697 v4 18C 2.3GHz 45MB 2400MHz 145W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
886916D 1x E5-2697 v4 18C 2.3GHz 45MB 2400MHz 145W 1x 16GB M5210 10x 2.5" HS / 12 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 None None 1x 900W HS / 2
8869KTU 1x E5-2699 v4 22C 2.2GHz 55MB 2400MHz 145W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 900W HS / 2
TopSeller - Europe, Middle East and Africa
8869ECG 1x E5-2603 v4 6C 1.7GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 8GB M1215 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869EDG 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M1215 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869ETG 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 10x 2.5" HS / 12 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 None None 1x 750W HS / 2
8869EFG 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869EJG 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 750W HS / 2
8869EAG 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 3.5" HS / 4 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option None 1x 750W HS / 2
8869ENG 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 8GB M5210 1GB (F) 8x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869E3G 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 2GB (F) 8x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option Option‡ 1x 750W HS / 2
8869EEG 1x E5-2630 v4 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M1215 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869EGG 1x E5-2630 v4 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869EKG 1x E5-2630 v4 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 750W HS / 2
8869EQG 1x E5-2630 v4 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 2GB (F) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 2x 750W HS / 2
8869EBG 1x E5-2630L v4 10C 1.8GHz 25MB 2133MHz 55W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869EHG 1x E5-2640 v4 10C 2.4GHz 25MB 2133MHz 90W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869ELG 1x E5-2640 v4 10C 2.4GHz 25MB 2133MHz 90W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 750W HS / 2
8869EPG 1x E5-2640 v4 10C 2.4GHz 25MB 2133MHz 90W 1x 16GB M5210 2GB (F) 8x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 750W HS / 2
8869EUG 1x E5-2650 v4 12C 2.2GHz 30MB 2400MHz 105W 1x 16GB M5210 10x 2.5" HS / 12 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 None None 1x 900W HS / 2
8869E2G 1x E5-2650 v4 12C 2.2GHz 30MB 2400MHz 105W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 550W HS / 2
8869EMG 1x E5-2650 v4 12C 2.2GHz 30MB 2400MHz 105W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 750W HS / 2
8869ERG 1x E5-2680 v4 14C 2.4GHz 35MB 2400MHz 120W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 750W HS / 2
8869EVG 1x E5-2690 v4 14C 2.6GHz 35MB 2400MHz 135W 1x 16GB M5210 10x 2.5" HS / 12 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 None None 1x 900W HS / 2
8869ESG 1x E5-2690 v4 14C 2.6GHz 35MB 2400MHz 135W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 1 / 4 Option† Option‡ 1x 750W HS / 2
TopSeller - Japan
8869EWJ 1x E5-2603 v4 6C 1.7GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 8GB M1215 4x 3.5" HS / 4 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option None 1x 550W HS / 2
8869EXJ 1x E5-2603 v4 6C 1.7GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 8GB M5210 1GB (F) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option Included 1x 550W HS / 2
8869EYJ 1x E5-2609 v4 8C 1.7GHz 20MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 8GB M5210 1GB (F) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option Included 1x 550W HS / 2
8869EZJ 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 8GB M5210 1GB (F) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option Included 1x 550W HS / 2
TopSeller - Australia and New Zealand
886916U 1x E5-2603 v4 6C 1.7GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 8GB M1215 4x 3.5" HS / 4 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option None 1x 550W HS / 2
886916W 1x E5-2609 v4 8C 1.7GHz 20MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 16GB M1215 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option† Option‡ 1x 750W HS / 2
886916X 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Option† Option‡ 1x 750W HS / 2
886916F** 1x E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB 2133MHz 85W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Multi-burner Included 1x 750W HS / 2
886916G** 1x E5-2640 v4 10C 2.4GHz 25MB 2133MHz 90W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Multi-burner Included 1x 750W HS / 2
886916H** 1x E5-2650 v4 12C 2.2GHz 30MB 2400MHz 105W 1x 16GB M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4x GbE 2 / 4^ Multi-burner Included 1x 750W HS / 2

* Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, cores, core speed, cache, memory speed, and thermal design power (TDP).
# Unless otherwise specified in a footnote, the DIMMs installed are x4 RDIMMs.
§ The power supplies are 80 PLUS Platinum certified.

† An optional optical drive requires the front IO cage Standard (00MV367) or Advanced (00MV368).

‡ An optional LCD panel is included in the optional front IO cage Advanced (00MV368).
^ Two I/O slots standard: The onboard PCIe 3.0 x8 slot 4 and low profile PCIe 3.0 x16 slot 1 on the Riser Card 1 (feature code A5AG).
** The model ships with the SD Media Adapter (feature code A5TJ) installed and 1U cable management arm (feature code A5AL) included.

The TopSeller models of the System x3550 M5 that are listed in Table 3 are shipped with the following items:

  • Rack Installation Guide
  • Electronic Publications Flyer
  • System x3550 M5 Slide Kit G4
  • One or two 2.8 m IEC 320-C13 to C14 rack power cords (matches the quantity of power supplies)

Note: Cable Management Arm (CMA) is not included (see table footnotes for exceptions, if any); see Rack installation for ordering information.

Processors

The System x3550 M5 supports up to two processors of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family. Also, support for the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family is available via CTO only. The following tables list the specifications of the processors for the System x3550 M5.

Table 4. E5-2600 v4 specifications (HT = Hyper-Threading, TB = Turbo Boost, VT = Virtualization Technology)
Processor
model
Core frequency
(Base / TB Max)
Number
of cores /
threads
Cache Max DDR4
frequency
QPI
speed
TDP HT TB VT-x VT-d
E5-2603 v4 1.7 GHz 6 / 6 15 MB 1866 MHz 6.4 GT/s 85 W No No Yes Yes
E5-2608L v4 1.6 GHz 8 / 16 20 MB 1866 MHz 6.4 GT/s 50 W Yes No Yes Yes
E5-2609 v4 1.7 GHz 8 / 8 20 MB 1866 MHz 6.4 GT/s 85 W No No Yes Yes
E5-2618L v4 2.2 / 3.2 GHz 10 / 20 25 MB 2133 MHz 8.0 GT/s 75 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2620 v4 2.1 / 3 GHz 8 / 16 20 MB 2133 MHz 8.0 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2623 v4 2.6 / 3.2 GHz 4 / 8 10 MB 2133 MHz 8.0 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2628L v4 1.9 / 2.4 GHz 12 / 24 30 MB 2133 MHz 8.0 GT/s 75 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2630 v4 2.2 / 3.1 GHz 10 / 20 25 MB 2133 MHz 8.0 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2630L v4 1.8 / 2.9 GHz 10 / 20 25 MB 2133 MHz 8.0 GT/s 55 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2637 v4 3.5 / 3.7 GHz 4 / 8 15 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 135 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2640 v4 2.4 / 3.4 GHz 10 / 20 25 MB 2133 MHz 8.0 GT/s 90 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2643 v4 3.4 / 3.7 GHz 6 / 12 20 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 135 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2648L v4 1.8 / 2.5 GHz 14 / 28 35 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 75 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2650 v4 2.2 / 2.9 GHz 12 / 24 30 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 105 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2650L v4 1.7 / 2.5 GHz 14 / 28 35 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 65 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2658 v4 2.3 / 2.8 GHz 14 / 28 35 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 105 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2660 v4 2 / 3.2 GHz 14 / 28 35 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 105 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2667 v4 3.2 / 3.6 GHz 8 / 16 25 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 135 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2680 v4 2.4 / 3.3 GHz 14 / 28 35 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 120 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2683 v4 2.1 / 3 GHz 16 / 32 40 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 120 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2690 v4 2.6 / 3.5 GHz 14 / 28 35 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 135 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2695 v4 2.1 / 3.3 GHz 18 / 36 45 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 120 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2697 v4 2.3 / 3.6 GHz 18 / 36 45 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 145 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2697A v4 2.6 / 3.6 GHz 16 / 32 40 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 145 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2698 v4 2.2 / 3.6 GHz 20 / 40 50 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 135 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2699 v4 2.2 / 3.6 GHz 22 / 44 55 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 145 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2699R v4 2.2 / 3.6 GHz 22 / 44 55 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 145 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2699A v4 2.4 / 3.6 GHz 22 / 44 55 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 145 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
Table 5. E5-2600 v3 specifications (HT = Hyper-Threading, TB = Turbo Boost, VT = Virtualization Technology)
Processor
model
Core frequency
(Base / TB Max)
Number
of cores /
threads
Cache Max DDR4
frequency
QPI
speed
TDP HT TB VT-x VT-d
E5-2603 v3 1.6 GHz 6 / 6 15 MB 1600 MHz 6.4 GT/s 85 W No No Yes Yes
E5-2609 v3 1.9 GHz 6 / 6 15 MB 1600 MHz 6.4 GT/s 85 W No No Yes Yes
E5-2620 v3 2.4 / 3.2 GHz 6 / 12 15 MB 1866 MHz 8 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2630 v3 2.4 / 3.2 GHz 8 / 16 20 MB 1866 MHz 8 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2640 v3 2.6 / 3.4 GHz 8 / 16 20 MB 1866 MHz 8 GT/s 90 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2650 v3 2.3 / 3 GHz 10 / 20 25 MB 2133 MHz 9.6 GT/s 105 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2660 v3 2.6 / 3.3 GHz 10 / 20 25 MB 2133 MHz 9.6 GT/s 105 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2670 v3 2.3 / 3.1 GHz 12 / 24 30 MB 2133 MHz 9.6 GT/s 120 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2680 v3 2.5 / 3.3 GHz 12 / 24 30 MB 2133 MHz 9.6 GT/s 120 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2690 v3 2.6 / 3.5 GHz 12 / 24 30 MB 2133 MHz 9.6 GT/s 135 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2695 v3 2.3 / 3.3 GHz 14 / 28 35 MB 2133 MHz 9.6 GT/s 120 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2697 v3 2.6 / 3.6 GHz 14 / 28 35 MB 2133 MHz 9.6 GT/s 145 W Yes Yes Yes Yes

For System x3550 M5 server models that come standard with one processor, the second processor can be ordered, if required (see the following table for ordering information). The second processor must be of the same model as the first processor. The second processor option includes two system fans.

Table 6. Processor options
Description Part number Feature codes*
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v4 product family
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2603 v4 6C 1.7GHz 15MB Cache 1866MHz 85W 00YE893 ATLT / ATMH
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2608L v4 8C 1.6GHz 20MB Cache 1866MHz 50W 00YJ695 ATMC / ATN3
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2609 v4 8C 1.7GHz 20MB Cache 1866MHz 85W 00YE894 ATLU / ATMJ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2618L v4 10C 2.2GHz 25MB Cache 2133MHz 75W 00YJ696 ATMD / ATN4
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB Cache 2133MHz 85W 00YE895 ATLV / ATMK
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2623 v4 4C 2.6GHz 10MB Cache 2133MHz 85W 00YJ694 ATMB / ATN2
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2628L v4 12C 1.9GHz 30MB Cache 2133MHz 75W 00YJ697 ATME / ATN5
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630 v4 10C 2.2GHz 25MB Cache 2133MHz 85W 00YE896 ATLW / ATML
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630L v4 10C 1.8GHz 25MB Cache 2133MHz 55W 00YJ693 ATMA / ATN1
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2637 v4 4C 3.5GHz 15MB Cache 2400MHz 135W 00YJ692 ATM9 / ATN0
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v4 10C 2.4GHz 25MB Cache 2133MHz 90W 00YE897 ATLX / ATMM
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2643 v4 6C 3.4GHz 20MB Cache 2400MHz 135W 00YJ691 ATM8 / ATMZ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2648L v4 14C 1.8GHz 35MB Cache 2400MHz 75W 00YJ698 ATMF / ATN6
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v4 12C 2.2GHz 30MB Cache 2400MHz 105W 00YE898 ATLY / ATMN
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650L v4 14C 1.7GHz 35MB Cache 2400MHz 65W 00YJ690 ATM7 / ATMY
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2658 v4 14C 2.3GHz 35MB Cache 2400MHz 105W 00YJ699 ATMG / ATN7
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 v4 14C 2.0GHz 35MB Cache 2400MHz 105W 00YJ101 ATM1 / ATMR
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2667 v4 8C 3.2GHz 25MB Cache 2400MHz 135W 00YJ102 ATM2 / ATMS
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v4 14C 2.4GHz 35MB Cache 2400MHz 120W 00YJ686 ATM3 / ATMU
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2683 v4 16C 2.1GHz 40MB Cache 2400MHz 120W 00YJ689 ATM6 / ATMX
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 v4 14C 2.6GHz 35MB Cache 2400MHz 135W 00YE899 ATLZ / ATMP
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695 v4 18C 2.1GHz 45MB Cache 2400MHz 120W 00YJ688 ATM5 / ATMW
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v4 18C 2.3GHz 45MB Cache 2400MHz 145W 00YJ103 ATLS / ATMT
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697A v4 16C 2.6GHz 40MB Cache 2400MHz 145W 01GT187 AUDX / AUDZ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2698 v4 20C 2.2GHz 50MB Cache 2400MHz 135W 00YJ687 ATM4 / ATMV
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699 v4 22C 2.2GHz 55MB Cache 2400MHz 145W 00YJ100 ATM0 / ATMQ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699R v4 22C 2.2GHz 55MB Cache 2400MHz 145W 01GT324 AVH8 / AVHG
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699A v4 22C 2.4GHz 55MB Cache 2400MHz 145W 01GT325 AVH9 / AVHH
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 product family
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2603 v3 6C 1.6GHz 15MB 1600MHz 85W 00KA070 A5BF / A5BV
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz 15MB 1600MHz 85W 00KA071 A5BG / A5BW
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W 00KA067 A5BC / A5BS
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630 v3 8C 2.4GHz 20MB 1866MHz 85W 00KA068 A5BD / A5BT
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 90W 00KA069 A5BE / A5BU
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v3 10C 2.3GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W 00KA072 A5BH / A5BX
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 v3 10C 2.6GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W 00MU400 ASCL / ASCX
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W 00KA074 A5BK / A5BZ
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W 00KA075 A5BL / A5C0
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 v3 12C 2.6GHz 30MB 2133MHz 135W 00KA076 A5BM / A5C1
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v3 14C 2.6GHz 35MB 2133MHz 145W 00MU404 ASCQ / ASD1

* The first feature code is for the first processor; the second feature code is for the second processor.

Memory

The System x3550 M5 supports TruDDR4 memory. TruDDR4 memory uses the highest-quality components sourced from Tier 1 DRAM suppliers and only memory that meets strict requirements is selected. It is compatibility tested and tuned on every System x server to maximize performance and reliability.

TruDDR4 memory has a unique signature programmed into the DIMM, which enables System x servers to verify whether the memory installed is qualified and supported. Because TruDDR4 memory is authenticated, certain extended memory performance features can be enabled to extend performance over industry standards. From a service and support standpoint, System x memory automatically assumes the system's warranty, and service and support provided worldwide.

The server supports up to 12 DIMMs when one processor is installed and up to 24 DIMMs when two processors are installed. Each processor has four memory channels, and there are three DIMMs per channel.

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The server supports RDIMMs and LRDIMMs.
  • Mixing different types of memory (RDIMMs and LRDIMMs) is not supported.
  • All DIMMs in the server operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of:
    • Memory speed that is supported by the specific processor.
    • Memory speed for selected quantity of DIMMs per channel.
    Note: Maximum memory speed can be achieved when Max performance mode is enabled in UEFI.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

  • ECC
  • Chipkill (for x4-based memory DIMMs)
  • Memory mirroring
  • Memory rank sparing

Chipkill works only in independent channel mode (the default operational mode) and supports only x4-based memory DIMMs.

If memory mirroring is used, then DIMMs must be installed in pairs (a minimum of one pair per each processor), and both DIMMs in a pair must be identical in type and size.

If memory rank sparing is used, then a minimum of one quad-rank DIMM or two single-rank or dual-rank DIMMs must be installed per populated channel (the DIMMs do not need being identical). In rank sparing mode, one rank of a DIMM in each populated channel is reserved as spare memory. The size of a rank varies depending on the DIMMs installed.

Chipkill, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing modes are mutually exclusive. Only one operational memory mode can be enabled on a server, and it is a system-wide setting.

System x engineering tested and validated system designs that support memory speeds beyond Intel memory specifications, which provides benefits for workloads that require memory speed and density.

System x TruDDR4 memory is fully supported up to the speeds that are shown in the following tables. Table cells highlighted with a gray background indicate when the DIMMs are allowed to operate at a higher speed than Intel specifications define.

Table 7. System x3550 M5 maximum memory speeds and capacities
DIMMs per channel
RDIMM
LR-DIMM
Memory bus speed Maximum capacity* Memory bus speed Maximum capacity*
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family
1 DPC 2400 MHz 256 GB (8x 32 GB) 2400 MHz 512 GB (8x 64 GB)
2 DPC 2400 MHz 512 GB (16x 32 GB) 2400 MHz 1,024 GB (16x 64 GB)
3 DPC 1866 MHz 768 GB (24x 32 GB) 2133 MHz 1,536 GB (24x 64 GB)
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family
1 DPC 2133 MHz 256 GB (8x 32 GB) 2133 MHz 512 GB (8x 64 GB)
2 DPC 2133 MHz 512 GB (16x 32 GB) 2133 MHz 1,024 GB (16x 64 GB)
3 DPC 1866 MHz 768 GB (24x 32 GB) 1866 MHz 1,536 GB (24x 64 GB)

* Maximum memory capacity is achieved with two processors installed. With one processor, the maximum memory capacity is a half of what is shown.

The following table lists memory options available for the System x3550 M5 server.

Table 8. Memory options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported*
RDIMMs - 2400 MHz
8GB TruDDR4 Memory (1Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM 46W0821 ATC8 12 / 24
8GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx8, 1.2V) PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM 46W0825 ATC9 12 / 24
16GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM 46W0829 ATCA 12 / 24
16GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx8, 1.2V) PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM 01KN301 AVP0 12 / 24**
32GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM 46W0833 ATCB 12 / 24
LRDIMMs - 2400 MHz
64GB TruDDR4 Memory (4Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-19200 PC4 2400MHz LP LRDIMM 46W0841 ATGG 12 / 24

* One processor / two processors.
** Not supported with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family.

Internal storage

The System x3550 M5 server supports the following internal drive bay configurations:

  1. 4x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bay server models that can be upgraded to 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  2. 10x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bay server models that can be upgraded to the following drive bay configurations:
    1. 12x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays (10x front drive bays and 2x rear drive bays)
    2. 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap + 2x 2.5-inch PCIe SSD non-hot-swap drive bays
  3. 4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bay server models

The following figure shows the SAS/SATA drive bay configurations.

SAS/SATA drive bay configurations
Figure 10. SAS/SATA drive bay configurations

The following figure shows the SAS/SATA and PCIe drive bay configurations.

SAS/SATA and PCIe drive bay configurations
Figure 11. SAS/SATA and PCIe drive bay configurations

4x 3.5-inch drive bay models of the System x3550 M5 have one optical drive bay. For models with up to 8x 2.5-inch drive bays, the optional Front IO cage Standard or Advanced provides one optical drive bay, 2x USB 2.0 ports, and 1x DB-15 video port. In addition, the Front IO cage Advanced option includes a light path LCD panel.

The Front IO cage Standard and Advanced options are listed in the following table.

Table 9. Front IO cage options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
System x3550 M5 front IO cage Standard 00MV367 ATLJ 1
System x3550 M5 front IO cage Advanced 00MV368 ATLK 1

The following table shows the internal storage options available for the System x3550 M5 server.

Table 10. Internal storage options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
Base drive kits
System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" HS HDD Kit None* A59W 1
System x3550 M5 4x 3.5" HS HDD Kit None* A5A4 1
System x3550 M5 10x 2.5" HS HDD Kit None* A5A0 1
System x3550 M5 NVMe PCIe SSD Upgrade Kit 00YL497 AU05 1
Upgrade drive kits (require the base drive kit)
System x3550 M5 2x 2.5" HS HDD Rear Kit 00KA058 A5A2 1
System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" HS HDD Kit PLUS 00KA055 A59X 1

* Available in standard or CTO models, or both.

Base drive kits are always factory installed in either standard or custom (CTO) models. Upgrade drive kits can be factory installed or can be installed as a field upgrade for supported standard or custom models.

The following table lists possible internal storage configurations.

Table 11. Internal storage configurations (FC=Feature Code, PN=Part Number)
Drive bay configuration Storage
controller*
Drive kits required
4x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA
hot-swap (front)
1x RAID or HBA Factory installed:
  • 1x System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" HS HDD Kit (FC A59W)
8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA
hot-swap (front)
1x RAID or HBA Factory installed:
  • 1x System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" HS HDD Kit (FC A59W); and
  • 1x System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" HS HDD Kit PLUS (FC A59X)
Field upgrade for the 4-drive bay model:
  • 1x System x3550 M5 4x 2.5" HS HDD Kit PLUS (PN 00KA055)
8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA
hot-swap (front) +
2x 2.5-inch PCIe SSD
non-hot-swap (front)
1x RAID or HBA
1x PCIe Extender#
Factory installed:
  • 1x System x3550 M5 NVMe PCIe SSD Upgrade Kit (FC AU05)**
Field upgrade for the 10-drive bay model:
  • 1x System x3550 M5 NVMe PCIe SSD Upgrade Kit (PN 00YL497)**
10x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA
hot-swap (front)
1x RAID or HBA Factory installed:
  • 1x System x3550 M5 10x 2.5" HS HDD Kit (FC A5A0)
10x 2.5-inch (front) +
2x 2.5-inch (rear)
SAS/SATA 
hot-swap
1x RAID or HBA Factory installed:
  • 1x System x3550 M5 10x 2.5" HS HDD Kit (FC A5A0); and
  • 1x System x3550 M5 2x 2.5" HS HDD Rear Kit (FC A5A2)
Field upgrade for the 10-drive bay model:
  • 1x System x3550 M5 2x 2.5" HS HDD Rear Kit (PN 00KA058)
4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA
hot-swap
1x RAID or HBA Factory installed:
  • 1x System x3550 M5 4x 3.5" HS HDD Kit (FC A5A4)

* In the Storage controller column, RAID or HBA means any supported controller for internal storage: M1215, M5210, or N2215.
# PCIe Extender occupies a PCIe slot and is included in the NVMe PCIe SSD Upgrade Kit.
** Requires the selection of a PCIe riser card 2. If 145 W processors (E5-2697 v4 and E5-2699 v4) are selected, the ambient temperature cannot exceed 35 °C (95 °F).

HDD Rear Kit configuration notes:

  • The HDD Rear Kit (00KA058) is supported only for models with 10x 2.5-inch drive bays; the HDD Rear Kit is connected to the SAS expander on the 10-drive backplane.
  • The HDD Rear Kit is installed in place of the PCIe slots 1 and 2 (see I/O expansion), and it includes a special riser that provides PCIe 3.0 x16 slot 3. No other riser cards can be used with the HDD Rear Kit.
  • The HDD Rear Kit is not supported in the configurations with NVMe PCIe SSDs.
  • 145 W and 135 W processors cannot be used when the HDD Rear Kit is installed.

Controllers for internal storage

The following table lists the storage controllers and the additional options used for the internal storage of the System x3550 M5 server. The internal storage controllers are installed into a dedicated PCIe slot 4.

Table 12. RAID controllers and HBAs for internal storage
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported I/O slots supported
12 Gb SAS/SATA controllers  
ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller 46C9110 A3YZ 1 4
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller 46C9114 A45W 1 4
N2215 SAS/SATA HBA 47C8675 A3YY 1 4
Hardware upgrades for the M5210 (per one controller)  
ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 47C8656 A3Z0 1 -
ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 47C8660 A3Z1 1 -
ServeRAID M5200 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 47C8664 A3Z2 1 -
ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 47C8668 A3Z3 1 -
Features on Demand upgrades for the M5210 (system-wide)**  
ServeRAID M5200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 47C8708 A3Z6 1 -
ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade 47C8706 A3Z5 1* -
ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator 47C8710 A3Z7 1* -
ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler 47C8712 A3Z8 1* -
Features on Demand upgrades for the M1215 (system-wide)***  
ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 00AE930 A5H5 1 -
PCIe extenders (for NVMe PCIe SSDs)  
System x NVMe PCIe SSD Extender Adapter 00ML997 AS95 1 2

* Requires cache memory upgrade (47C8656, 47C8660, 47C8664, or 47C8668).
** One FoD upgrade enables the feature on all ServeRAID M5200 Series adapters (M5210, M5225) installed in the server.
*** One FoD upgrade enables the feature on all ServeRAID M1200 Series adapters (M1215) installed in the server.

The following table summarizes features of supported storage controllers.

Table 13. Storage controller features and specifications summary
Feature M1215 M5210 N2215
Part number 46C9114 46C9110 47C8675
Form factor PCIe low profile PCIe low profile PCIe low profile
Controller chip LSI SAS3008 LSI SAS3108 LSI SAS3008
Host interface PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8
Port interface 12 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS
Number of ports 8 8 8
Port connectors 2x Mini-SAS HD x4
(SFF-8643)
2x Mini-SAS HD x4
(SFF-8643)
2x Mini-SAS HD x4
(SFF-8643)
Drive interface SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA
Drive type HDD, SSD, SED HDD, SSD, SED HDD, SSD
Drive form factor SFF, LFF SFF, LFF SFF, LFF
Maximum number of devices 32 (RAID); 64 (JBOD) 240 1024
RAID levels 0/1/10;
Optional 5/50 (00AE930)
0/1/10; Optional 5/50
(RAID 5 FoD, 47C8708,
or cache upgrades);
Optional 6/60 (47C8706)
None
JBOD mode Yes Yes (without cache) Yes
Cache None 1 GB no backup (47C8656)
1 GB flash backup (47C8660)
2 GB flash backup (47C8664)
4 GB flash backup (47C8668)

None

SED support (SafeStore) Yes (with RAID 5
FoD upgrade)
Yes (with RAID 5 FoD upgrade
or any cache upgrade)
No
Performance Accelerator (FastPath) No Optional (47C8710) No
SSD Caching (CacheCade Pro 2.0) No Optional (47C8712) No

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the RAID adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/raid

The following table lists supported combinations of the storage controllers and drive types for the System x3550 M5 drive bay configurations.

Table 14. Storage controllers, drive types, and internal drive bays
Drive bays Storage
Controller
Drive type
SAS
HDD
NL SAS
HDD
NL SATA
HDD
SAS
SED
SAS
SSD
SATA
SSD
PCIe
SSD
Front drive bays
4/8/10x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA
hot-swap (front)
M1215 Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes Yes No
M5210 Yes Yes Yes Yes** Yes Yes No
N2215 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA
hot-swap (front)
M1215 Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
M5210 Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
N2215 Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
2x 2.5-inch PCIe SSD
non-hot-swap (front)
PCIe SSD
Extender
No No No No No No Yes
Rear drive bays

2x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA
hot-swap (rear)#

M1215 Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes Yes No
M5210 Yes Yes Yes Yes** Yes Yes No
N2215 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No

# Rear drives are connected to the SAS expander on the 10-drive backplane (supported only for 10x 2.5" front drive bay models).
* SEDs are supported with the RAID 5 FoD upgrade (00AE930).
** SEDs are supported with the RAID 5 FoD upgrade (47C8708) or any cache upgrade (47C8656, 47C8660, 47C8664, 47C8668).

Drives for internal storage

The following tables list currently available drive options for internal storage of the System x3550 M5 server.

Table 15. Internal drive options: 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gbps SAS
300GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 00WG685 AT89 12
300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 00WG660 AT84 12
600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 00WG690 AT8A 12
600GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 00WG665 AT85 12
900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 00WG695 AT8B 12
900GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 01GV035 AVKU 12*
1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 00WG700 AT8C 12
1.8TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 00NA271 ASBM 12
2.4TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 01GV070 B0YT 12*
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gbps NL SAS
1TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 2.5'' G3HS HDD 00NA491 AT7Z 12
2TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 2.5'' G3HS HDD 00NA496 AT80 12
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SATA
500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD 00AJ136 A4TW 12
1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD 00AJ141 A4TX 12
2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5'' G3HS 512e HDD 00NA526 AT81 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SEDs - 12 Gbps SAS
300GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED 00WG705 AT8D 12
600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED 00WG710 AT8E 12
900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED 00WG715 AT8F 12
1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED 00WG720 AT8G 12
2.4TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e FIPS 140-2 SED 01GV080 B0YW 12*
2.5-inch hot-swap SEDs - 12 Gbps NL SAS
2TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 2.5'' G3HS 512e FIPS 140-2 SED 01GR670 AUCF 12*
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Performance (SS300) 12 Gbps SAS
400GB Enterprise Performance 12G SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GV711 AVL0 12*
800GB Enterprise Performance 12G SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GV716 AVL1 12*
1.6TB Enterprise Performance 12G SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GV721 AVL2 12*
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise 12 Gbps SAS
200GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 00FN379 AS7C 12
400GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 00FN389 AS7E 12
800GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 00FN399 AS7G 12
1.6TB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 00FN409 AS7J 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Mainstream 12 Gbps SAS
400GB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 00YC460 AT9M 12
800GB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 00YC465 AT9N 12
1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 00YC470 AT9P 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1635a Enterprise Mainstream 12 Gbps SAS
PM1635a 400GB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GV761 AWEY 12*
PM1635a 800GB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GV766 AWEZ 12*
PM1635a 1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GV771 AWF0 12*
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Capacity 12 Gbps SAS
PM1633a 3.84TB Enterprise Capacity 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GR786 AVKV 12*
PM1633a 7.68TB Enterprise Capacity 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GR771 AUEJ 12*
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Performance 6 Gbps SATA
Intel S3710 800GB Enterprise Performance SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 00YC330 AT9E 12
2.5-inch non-hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Performance PCIe 3.0 x4**
Intel P3700 400GB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Performance PCIe SSD 00YA818 AT7V 2
Intel P3700 800GB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Performance PCIe SSD 00YA821 AT7W 2
Intel P3700 1.6TB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Performance PCIe SSD 00YA824 AT7X 2
Intel P3700 2.0TB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Performance PCIe SSD 00YA827 AT7Y 2
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5100 Enterprise Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
5100 240GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GV843 AXFV 12*
5100 480GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GV848 AXFW 12*
5100 960GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GV853 AXFX 12*
5100 1.92TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GV858 AXFY 12*
5100 3.84TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GV863 AXFZ 12*
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S3610 Enterprise Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
Intel S3610 480GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 00YK212 AU3C 12
Intel S3610 800GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 00YK217 AU3D 12
Intel S3610 1.2TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 00YK222 AU3E 12
Intel S3610 1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 00YK227 AU3F 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4600 Enterprise Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
Intel S4600 240GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 4XB7A08499 B10A 12*
Intel S4600 480GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 7SD7A05713 B10B 12*
Intel S4600 960GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 7SD7A05712 B10C 12*
Intel S4600 1.92TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 7SD7A05711 B10D 12*
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Mainstream PCIe 3.0 x4**
960GB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD 00YK284 AVP1 2*
1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD 00YK285 AVP2 2*
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM963 Enterprise Mainstream PCIe 3.0 x4**
PM963 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 01GR660 AVPN 2*
PM963 3.84TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 01GT715 AVPP 2*
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5100 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
5100 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01KR496 AXGL 12*
5100 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01KR501 AXGM 12*
5100 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01KR506 AXGN 12*
5100 3.84TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01KR511 AXGP 12*
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GR711 AUE7 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S3520 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
Intel S3520 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GR726 AUEM 12
Intel S3520 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GR731 AUEP 12
Intel S3520 800GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01KR466 AXGB 12
Intel S3520 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GR736 AUER 12
Intel S3520 1.2TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GR802 AXGD 12
Intel S3520 1.6TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GR817 AXGF 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4500 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
Intel S4500 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 7SD7A05732 B0Z8 12*
Intel S4500 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 7SD7A05731 B0Z9 12*
Intel S4500 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 7SD7A05730 B0ZA 12*
Intel S4500 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 4XB7A08493 B0ZB 12*
Intel S4500 3.84TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 4XB7A08494 B0ZC 12*
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM863a Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GR836 AVHP 12
PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GR841 AVHQ 12
PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 01GR846 AVHR 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Value 6 Gbps SATA
120GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD 00AJ395 A577 12
240GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD 00AJ400 A578 12
480GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD 00AJ405 A579 12
800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD 00AJ410 A57A 12
2.5-inch non-hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Value PCIe 3.0 x4**
Intel P3600 400GB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 90Y3227 A5RW 2
Intel P3600 800GB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 90Y3230 A5RX 2
Intel P3600 1.6TB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 90Y3233 A5RY 2
Intel P3600 2.0TB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 90Y3236 A5RZ 2
2.5-inch hot-swap SED SSDs - Enterprise Performance 12 Gbps SAS (SS300)
400GB Enterprise Performance 12Gbps SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD FIPS 7SD7A05748 AXG5 12*
800GB Enterprise Performance 12Gbps SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD FIPS 7SD7A05747 AXG6 12*
1.6TB Enterprise Performance 12Gbps SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD FIPS 7SD7A05746 AXG7 12*
2.5-inch hot-swap SED SSDs - Enterprise 12 Gbps SAS
HGST SSC+ 400GB 12Gb SAS FIPS SED 2.5" Enterprise G3HS SSD 01GR600 AUCC 12*
HGST SSC+ 800GB 12Gb SAS FIPS SED 2.5" Enterprise G3HS SSD 01GR605 AUCD 12*
HGST SSC+ 1.6TB 12Gb SAS FIPS SED 2.5" Enterprise G3HS SSD 01GR610 AUCE 12*

* Not supported with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family.
** The NVMe PCIe SSDs are non-hot-swap when used in the System x3550 M5.

Table 16. Internal drive options: 3.5-inch hot-swap drives
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gbps SAS
300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD (2.5" HDD with 3.5" tray) 00WG675 AT87 4
600GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD (2.5" HDD with 3.5" tray) 00WG680 AT88 4
900GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD (2.5" HDD with 3.5" tray) 01GV040 AVL9 4*
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gbps NL SAS
1TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD 00YL702 ATYM 4
2TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD 00YK000 ATYL 4
2TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 00FN188 A5VP 4
4TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD 00YK005 ATYN 4
6TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 00FN228 A5VR 4
8TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 00WH121 ATRS 4
10TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 00YK336 AU7R 4
12TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 01GV055 B119 4*
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SAS
2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD 90Y8572 A2U0 4
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SATA
500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD 81Y9786 A22Y 4
1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD 81Y9790 A22P 4
2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD 81Y9794 A22T 4
4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD 49Y6002 A3W9 4
4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 00FN143 A5VH 4
6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 00FN173 A5VM 4
8TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 00WH126 ATRT 4
10TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 00YK341 AU7S 4
12TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 01GV060 B11A 4*
3.5-inch hot-swap SEDs - 12 Gbps NL SAS
2TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS 512e FIPS 140-2 SED 01GR676 AUCM 4*
4TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS FIPS 140-2 SED 01GR682 AUCN 4*
6TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS 512e FIPS 140-2 SED 01GR688 AUCP 4*
8TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS 512e FIPS 140-2 SED 01GR694 AUCQ 4*
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Performance 12 Gbps SAS (SS300)
400GB Enterprise Performance 12G SAS HS 3.5" SSD 01GV726 AVL3 4*
800GB Enterprise Performance 12G SAS HS 3.5" SSD 01GV731 AVL4 4*
1.6TB Enterprise Performance 12G SAS HS 3.5" SSD 01GV736 AVL5 4*
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Capacity 12 Gbps SAS
PM1633a 3.84TB Enterprise Capacity 12Gb SAS HS 3.5" SSD 01GR791 AVKW 4*
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Performance 6 Gbps SATA
Intel S3710 800GB Enterprise Performance SATA HS 3.5" SSD 00YC345 AT9H 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5100 Enterprise Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
5100 240GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GV868 AXG0 4*
5100 480GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GV873 AXG1 4*
5100 960GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GV878 AXG2 4*
5100 1.92TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GV883 AXG3 4*
5100 3.84TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GV090 AXG4 4*
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S3610 Enterprise Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
Intel S3610 480GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA HS 3.5" SSD 00YK237 AU3H 4
Intel S3610 800GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA HS 3.5" SSD 00YK242 AU3J 4
Intel S3610 1.2TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA HS 3.5" SSD 00YK247 AU3K 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs (2.5" SSD in 3.5" drive tray) - S4600 Enterprise Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
Intel S4600 240GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA HS 3.5" SSD 4XB7A08500 B10E 4*
Intel S4600 480GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA HS 3.5" SSD 7SD7A05710 B10F 4*
Intel S4600 960GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA HS 3.5" SSD 7SD7A05709 B10G 4*
Intel S4600 1.92TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA HS 3.5" SSD 7SD7A05708 B10H 4*
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5100 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
5100 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01KR516 AXGQ 4*
5100 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01KR521 AXGR 4*
5100 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01KR526 AXGS 4*
5100 3.84TB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01KR531 AXGT 4*
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM863a Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GR899 AVHS 4
PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GR851 AVHT 4
PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GR856 AVHU 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S3520 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
Intel S3520 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GR741 AUF0 4
Intel S3520 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GR746 AUF1 4
Intel S3520 800GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01KR471 AXGC 4
Intel S3520 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GR751 AUF2 4
Intel S3520 1.2TB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GR807 AXGE 4
Intel S3520 1.6TB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GR822 AXGG 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs (2.5" SSD in 3.5" drive tray) - S4500 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
Intel S4500 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 7SD7A05729 B0ZD 4*
Intel S4500 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 7SD7A05728 B0ZE 4*
Intel S4500 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 7SD7A05727 B0ZF 4*
Intel S4500 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 4XB7A08495 B0ZG 4*
Intel S4500 3.84TB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 4XB7A08496 B0ZH 4*
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD 01GR721 AUE9 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Value 6 Gbps SATA
120GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 00AJ435 A57F 4
480GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 00AJ445 A57H 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SED SSDs - Enterprise Performance 12 Gbps SAS (SS300)
400GB Enterprise Performance 12Gb SAS HS 3.5" SSD FIPS 7SD7A05745 AXG8 4*
800GB Enterprise Performance 12Gb SAS HS 3.5" SSD FIPS 7SD7A05744 AXG9 4*
1.6TB Enterprise Performance 12Gb SAS HS 3.5" SSD FIPS 7SD7A05743 AXGA 4*

* Not supported with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family.

Optical drives

The System x3550 M5 server supports the optical drive options listed in the following table.

Table 17. Optical drives
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
Ultraslim 9.5mm SATA DVD-ROM 00AM066 A5KG 1
Ultraslim 9.5mm SATA Multi Burner 00AM067 A5KH 1

Configuration notes:

  • Server models with 10x 2.5-inch drive bays on the front do not support an internal optical drive; a supported external optical drive can be used instead.
  • Server models with up to 8x 2.5-inch drive bays require the Front IO cage Standard (00MV367) or Advanced (00MV368) for optical drive support.

Ultraslim 9.5mm SATA DVD-ROM (part number 00AM066) supports the following media and speeds for reading:

  • CD-ROM 24X
  • CD-DA (DAE) 24X
  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 24X
  • DVD-ROM 8X
  • DVD-R 8X
  • DVD+R 8X
  • DVD-R DL 6X
  • DVD+R DL 8X
  • DVD-RW 8X
  • DVD+RW 8X
  • DVD-RAM (4.7 GB) 5X

Ultraslim 9.5mm SATA Multi Burner (part number 00AM067) supports the same media and speeds for reading as DVD-ROM (part number 00AM066). This drive also supports the following media and speeds for writing:

  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 4X
  • High-Speed CD-RW 10X
  • Ultra Speed CD-RW 24X
  • DVD-R 8X
  • DVD+R 8X
  • DVD-R DL 6X
  • DVD+R DL 6X
  • DVD-RW 6X
  • DVD+RW 8X
  • DVD-RAM 5X

I/O expansion

The System x3550 M5 server supports up to four PCIe slots: one on the system planar that is dedicated for an internal storage controller and up to three with different riser cards installed into two riser sockets on the system planar (one riser socket supports the installation of one riser card).

The slot form factors are listed:

  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 or ML2; low profile, half-length (not present if the HDD Rear Kit is installed)
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile or full-height, half-length (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot requires the second processor to be installed) (not present if the HDD Rear Kit is installed)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile, half-length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8 (dedicated for an internal RAID controller)

The locations of the PCIe slots are shown in the following figure.

PCIe slot locations
Figure 12. PCIe slot locations

Riser 1 supplies slot 1, and Riser 2 supplies slots 2 and 3. The slots that are available for use depend on the number of riser cards that are installed and whether the second processor is installed:

  • One or two processors and no riser cards: Slot 4 is available for use
  • One or two processors and one riser card in riser slot 1: Slots 1 and 4 are available for use
  • One processor and one PCIe x16 riser card in riser slot 2: Slots 3 and 4 are available for use
  • One processor and one PCIe x8 riser card in riser slot 2: Slots 2, 3 and 4 are available for use
  • One processor and two riser cards: Slots 1, 3 and 4 are available for use
  • Two processors and one riser card in riser slot 2: Slots 2, 3 and 4 are available for use
  • Two processors and two riser cards: All slots (1, 2, 3, and 4) are available for use

All standard models have one riser card (Riser 1) installed, which provides one low profile PCIe x16 Gen 3 slot (riser option part number 00KA061). You can replace or add riser cards with the riser card options that are listed in the following table (or configure these riser cards to be factory-integrated using CTO).

Table 18. PCI riser card options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
Riser 1 (supplies slots 1)
System x3550 M5 PCIe Riser 1 (1x LP x16 CPU0) 00KA061 A5AG 1
System x3550 M5 PCIe Riser 1 (1x ML2 x16 CPU0) 00KA063 A5AH 1
Riser 2 (supplies slots 2 and 3)
System x3550 M5 PCIe Riser 2, 1 CPU (2xLP, LP x8 CPU0 + LP x8 CPU0) 00KA062 A5AC 1
System x3550 M5 PCIe Riser 2, 1-2 CPU (FHHL x16 CPU1 + LP x16 CPU0) 00YL429 A5AD 1
System x3550 M5 PCIe Riser 2, 1 CPU (FHHL x8 CPU0 +LP x8 CPU0) None* A5AE 1
System x3550 M5 PCIe Riser 2, 1-2 CPU (LP x16 CPU1 + LP x16 CPU0) 00KA066 A5AF 1

* Only available via CTO or special bid.

Configuration notes:

  • The 1 CPU Riser 2 options (feature codes A5AC and A5AE) are supported only in configurations with one processor. If two processors are selected, these options cannot be used.
  • If the FHHL x16 Riser 2 option (feature code A5AD) is selected, the x16 Riser 1 option (feature code A5AG) cannot be used.
  • If both ML2 Riser 1 (feature code A5AH) and FHHL x8 or x16 Riser 2 option (feature code A5AE or  A5AD) are selected, one of the following ML2 network adapters is allowed for selection:
    • Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT (part number 00D2026)
    • Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ (part number 00D2028)
    • Emulex VFA5 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter (part number 00D1996)
    • Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT Adapter (part number 00D1994)
    • Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter (part number 00D1998)
  • If the FHHL x8 or x16 Riser 2 options (feature codes A5AD and A5AE) are selected, the Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro ML2 2x40GbE/FDR VPI Adapter (part number 00FP650) cannot be used.
  • The HDD Rear Kit (00KA058; see Internal storage) is installed in place of the PCIe slots 1 and 2; it includes a special riser that provides PCIe 3.0 x16 slot 3, and no other riser cards can be used.

The COM Port Bracket listed in the following table is used for mounting the external DB-9 serial port on the rear of the System x3550 M5. This option includes the bracket and the cable. The COM Port option is mounted in place of the PCIe slot 3, and only PCIe slots 1 and 2 remain available.

Table 19. Serial port
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
COM Port Bracket 00KA161 A5AN 1

Network adapters

The System x3550 M5 supports four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports. The integrated network interface controller (NIC) has the following features:

  • A Broadcom BCM5719 chip
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • NIC Teaming (load balancing and failover)
  • Ethernet features:
    • Compliant with 1 Gb Ethernet IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab PHY specifications
    • Integrated PHY for 10/100/1000 Mbps for multispeed, full, and half-duplex auto-negotiation
    • Automatic MDI crossover
    • IEEE 802.3x-compliant flow control support
    • IEEE 1588 protocol and 802.1AS time synchronization implementation
    • IEEE802.3az - Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
  • I/O Virtualization features:
    • I/O Virtualization support for VMware NetQueue and Microsoft virtual machine queue (VMQ)
    • Function Level Reset (FLR)
    • IEEE 802.1q Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) tagging support
  • Stateless offload and performance features:
    • TCP, IP, and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) checksum offload
    • TCP segmentation offload (TCO)
    • Large Send Offload (LSO)
    • Receive Side Scaling (RSS) and Transmit Side Scaling (TSS)
    • Message Signal Interrupt (MSI) and Message Signal Interrupt Extension (MSI-X) support
    • Support for jumbo frames up to 9600 bytes

Optionally, the System x3550 M5 server supports ML2 adapters that are installed in the custom ML2 slot provided by the PCIe ML2 riser card (part number 00KA063). This slot supports adapters with either two or four 10 Gb ports or four Gigabit ports and supports direct connectivity to the IMM2.1 service processor for out-of-band systems management.

The following table lists additional supported network adapters.

Table 20. Network adapters
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported I/O slots supported
100 Gb Ethernet / EDR InfiniBand - PCIe
Mellanox ConnectX-4 1x100GbE/EDR IB QSFP28 VPI Adapter 00KH924 ASWQ 3* 1, 2, 3†
Mellanox ConnectX-4 2x100GbE/EDR IB QSFP28 VPI Adapter 00MM960 ATRP 3* 1, 2, 3†
Intel Omni-Path PCIe adapters
Intel OPA 100 Series Single-port PCIe 3.0 x8 HFA 00WE023 AU0A 2* 2, 3
Intel OPA 100 Series Single-port PCIe 3.0 x16 HFA 00WE027 AU0B 2* 2, 3†
40 Gb Ethernet / FDR InfiniBand - ML2
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro ML2 2x40GbE/FDR IB VPI QSFP+ Adapter 00FP650 A5RK 1* 1
40 Gb Ethernet - PCIe
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 1x40GbE QSFP+ Adapter 00MM950 ATRN 3* 1, 2, 3
40 Gb Ethernet / EDR InfiniBand - PCIe
Mellanox ConnectX-3 2x40GbE/FDR IB VPI QSFP+ Adapter 00D9550 A3PN 3* 1, 2, 3
25 Gb Ethernet - ML2
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx ML2 1x25GbE SFP28 Adapter 00MN990 ATZR 1* 1
25 Gb Ethernet - PCIe
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 2x25GbE SFP28 Adapter 01GR250 AUAJ 3* 1, 2, 3
10 Gb Ethernet - ML2
Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT 00D2026 A40S 1 1
Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ 00D2028 A40T 1* 1
Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter 00AG560 AT7U 1* 1
Emulex VFA5 ML2 FCoE/iSCSI License (FoD)
(Upgrade for 00AG560 - one per adapter)
00D8544 A4NZ 1 -
Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW 01CV770 AU7Z 1* 1
Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT Adapter 00D1994 A40P 1 1
Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter 00JY940 ATRH 1* 1
10 Gb Ethernet - PCIe
Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE BaseT Adapter 44T1370 A5GZ 3 1, 2, 3
Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter 94Y5180 A4Z6 3* 1, 2, 3
Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter 00JY820 A5UT 3* 1, 2, 3
Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter 00AG570 AT7S 3* 1, 2, 3
Emulex VFA5 FCoE/iSCSI SW for PCIe Adapter (FoD)
(Upgrade for 00JY820 and 00AG570 - one per adapter)
00JY824 A5UV 3 -
Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW 00JY830 A5UU 3* 1, 2, 3
Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW 00AG580 AT7T 3* 1, 2, 3
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter 49Y7960 A2EC 3* 1, 2, 3
Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter 49Y7970 A2ED 3 1, 2, 3
Intel X550-T1 Single Port 10GBase-T Adapter 00MM850 ATRY 3‡ 1, 2, 3
Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter 00MM860 ATPX 3 1, 2, 3
Intel X710-DA2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter 01DA900 AU2Y 3* 1, 2, 3
Mellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter 00D9690 A3PM 3* 1, 2, 3
1 Gb Ethernet - ML2
Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter 00D1998 A40R 1 1
1 Gb Ethernet - PCIe
Broadcom NetXtreme 2xGbE BaseT Adapter 42C1780 2995 3 1, 2, 3
Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter 90Y9370 A2V4 3 1, 2, 3
Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter 90Y9352 A2V3 3 1, 2, 3
Intel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter 00AG500 A56K 3 1, 2, 3
Intel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter 00AG510 A56L 3 1, 2, 3
Intel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter 00AG520 A56M 3 1, 2, 3

† Supported only in the PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (PCIe x16 riser cards 00KA061, 00KA066, and feature A5AD).
* The adapter comes without transceivers or cables; for ordering transceivers or cables, see the configuration notes below the table.
‡ Not supported with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family.

Configuration notes:

The following table lists transceivers and cables for the 10 GbE SFP+ adapters.

Table 21. Transceivers and cables for 10 GbE SFP+ adapters
Description Part number Feature code
10 GbE SFP+ SR transceivers for 10 GbE SFP+ adapters
Lenovo 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver 46C3447 5053
Optical cables for 10 GbE SFP+ SR transceivers
Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN499 ASR5
Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN502 ASR6
Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN505 ASR7
Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN508 ASR8
Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN511 ASR9
Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN514 ASRA
Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN517 ASRB
Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN520 ASRC
Passive SFP+ DAC cables for 10 GbE SFP+ adapters
Lenovo 0.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00D6288 A3RG
Lenovo 1m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9427 A1PH
Lenovo 1.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00AY764 A51N
Lenovo 2m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00AY765 A51P
Lenovo 3m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9430 A1PJ
Lenovo 5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9433 A1PK
Lenovo 7m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00D6151 A3RH

The following table lists transceivers and cables for the 25 GbE SFP28 adapters.

Table 22. Transceivers and cables for 25 GbE SFP28 adapters
Description Part number Feature code
25 GbE SFP28 SR transceivers for 25 GbE SFP+ adapters
Lenovo 25GBase-SR SFP28 Transceiver 7G17A03537 AV1B
Passive copper cables for 25 GbE SFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 1m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03557 AV1W
Lenovo 3m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03558 AV1X
Lenovo 5m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03559 AV1Y

The following table lists transceivers and cables for the 40 GbE QSFP+ adapters.

Table 23. Transceivers and cables for 40 GbE QSFP+ adapters
Description Part number Feature code
40 GbE QSFP+ transceivers for 40 GbE network adapters
Lenovo 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ Transceiver 49Y7884 A1DR
Optical cables for 40 GbE QSFP+ SR4 transceivers
Lenovo 10m QSFP+ MPO-MPO OM3 MMF Cable 00VX003 AT2U
Lenovo 30m QSFP+ MPO-MPO OM3 MMF Cable 00VX005 AT2V
Passive copper cables for 40 GbE QSFP+ network adapters
Lenovo 1m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable 49Y7890 A1DP
Lenovo 3m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable 49Y7891 A1DQ

The following table lists cables for the Mellanox FDR InfiniBand QSFP adapters.

Table 24. Cables for Mellanox FDR InfiniBand QSFP adapters
Description Part number Feature code
Passive copper cables for Mellanox FDR InfiniBand QSFP adapters
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive DAC Cable 00KF002 ARZB
1m Mellanox QSFP Passive DAC Cable 00KF003 ARZC
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive DAC Cable 00KF004 ARZD
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive DAC Cable 00KF005 ARZE
3m Mellanox QSFP Passive DAC Cable 00KF006 ARZF
Active optical cables for Mellanox FDR InfiniBand QSFP adapters
3m Mellanox IB FDR Active Optical Fiber Cable 00KF007 ARYC
5m Mellanox IB FDR Active Optical Fiber Cable 00KF008 ARYD
10m Mellanox IB FDR Active Optical Fiber Cable 00KF009 ARYE
15m Mellanox IB FDR Active Optical Fiber Cable 00KF010 ARYF
20m Mellanox IB FDR Active Optical Fiber Cable 00KF011 ARYG
30m Mellanox IB FDR Active Optical Fiber Cable 00KF012 ARYH

The following table lists transceivers and cables for the 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters.

Table 25. Transceivers and cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Description Part number Feature code
100 GbE QSFP28 transceivers for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 100GBase-SR4 QSFP28 Transceiver 7G17A03539 AV1D
Optical cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 SR4 transceivers
Lenovo 5m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03567 AV25
Lenovo 10m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03569 AV27
Lenovo 20m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03571 AV29
Optical breakout cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 SR4 transceivers
Lenovo 1m MPO-MPO Breakout OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03573 AV2B
Lenovo 3m MPO-MPO Breakout OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03574 AV2C
Lenovo 5m MPO-MPO Breakout OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03575 AV2D
Passive copper cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 1m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03561 AV1Z
Lenovo 3m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03562 AV20
Lenovo 5m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03563 AV21
Passive copper breakout cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 1m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 7Z57A03564 AV22
Lenovo 3m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 7Z57A03565 AV23
Lenovo 5m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 7Z57A03566 AV24
Active optical cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 3m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03546 AV1L
Lenovo 5m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03547 AV1M
Lenovo 10m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03548 AV1N
Lenovo 15m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03549 AV1P
Lenovo 20m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03550 AV1Q

The following table lists cables for the Mellanox EDR InfiniBand QSFP28 adapters.

Table 26. Cables for Mellanox EDR InfiniBand QSFP28 adapters
Description Part number Feature code
Passive copper cables for Mellanox EDR InfiniBand QSFP28 adapters*
0.5m Mellanox EDR IB Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00MP516 ASQT
0.75m Mellanox EDR IB Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00MP520 ASQU
1m Mellanox EDR IB Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00MP524 ASQV
1.25m Mellanox EDR IB Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00MP528 ASQW
1.5m Mellanox EDR IB Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00MP532 ASQX
2m Mellanox EDR IB Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00MP536 ASQY
3m Mellanox EDR IB Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00MP560 ASRM
Active optical cables for Mellanox EDR InfiniBand QSFP28 adapters*
3m Mellanox EDR IB Active Optical QSFP28 Cable 00MP563 ASRN
5m Mellanox EDR IB Active Optical QSFP28 Cable 00MP540 ASQZ
10m Mellanox EDR IB Active Optical QSFP28 Cable 00MP544 ASR0
15m Mellanox EDR IB Active Optical QSFP28 Cable 00MP548 ASR1
20m Mellanox EDR IB Active Optical QSFP28 Cable 00MP552 ASR2
30m Mellanox EDR IB Active Optical QSFP28 Cable 00MP556 ASR3
50m Mellanox EDR IB Active Optical QSFP28 Cable 00MP566 ASRP

* The Mellanox ConnectX-4 2x100GbE/EDR IB QSFP28 VPI Adapter (00MM960) supports only a subset of the EDR InfiniBand cables listed in the table: 00MP516, 00MP524, 00MP536, and 00MP544.

The following table lists cables for the Intel Omni-Path QSFP28 adapters.

Table 27. Cables for Intel Omni-Path QSFP28 adapters
Description Part number Feature code
Passive copper cables for Intel Omni-Path QSFP28 adapters
0.5m Intel OPA 100 Series Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00WE031 AU0E
0.75m Intel OPA 100 Series Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00WE035 AU0F
1m Intel OPA 100 Series Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00WE039 AU0G
1.25m Intel OPA 100 Series Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00WE043 AU0H
1.5m Intel OPA 100 Series Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00WE047 AU0J
2m Intel OPA 100 Series Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00WE051 AU0K
3m Intel OPA 100 Series Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00WE055 AU0L
Active optical cables for Intel Omni-Path QSFP28 adapters
5m Intel OPA 100 Series Active Optical QSFP28 Cable 00WE059 AU0M
10m Intel OPA 100 Series Active Optical QSFP28 Cable 00WE063 AU0N
15m Intel OPA 100 Series Active Optical QSFP28 Cable 00WE067 AU0P
20m Intel OPA 100 Series Active Optical QSFP28 Cable 00WE071 AU0Q

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the following categories:

SAS adapters for external storage

The following table lists SAS RAID controllers and HBAs for external storage attachments that are supported by the System x3550 M5 server.

Table 28. SAS RAID adapters and HBAs for external storage
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported I/O slots supported
12 Gbps SAS RAID adapters - PCIe
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller 00AE938 A5ND 3 1, 2, 3
Feature on Demand (FoD) upgrades for the M5225 (one per server)*
ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade 47C8706 A3Z5 1* -
ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator 47C8710 A3Z7 1* -
ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler 47C8712 A3Z8 1* -
12 Gbps SAS HBAs - PCIe
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA 00AE912 A5M0 3 1, 2, 3

* One FoD upgrade for the M5225 activates the feature on all M5200 series controllers (M5210, M5225) installed in a server.

Note: SAS RAID controllers and HBAs for external storage are supported in low profile and full-high PCIe x8 and x16 slots supplied by the riser cards 1 and 2.

The following table summarizes features of supported HBAs.

Table 29. SAS RAID controller and HBA features and specifications summary  (PN = Part number)
Feature M5225-2GB N2225
Part number 00AE938 00AE912
Form factor Low profile Low profile
Controller chip LSI SAS3108 LSI SAS3008
Host interface PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8
Port interface 12 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS
Number of external ports 8 8
External port connectors 2x Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644) 2x Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644)
Drive interface SAS, SATA SAS, SATA
Drive type HDD, SED, SSD HDD, SSD
Maximum number of devices 240 1024
RAID levels 0/1/10/5/50;
Optional 6/60 (PN 47C8706)
None
JBOD mode No Yes
Cache 2 GB (included) None
Cache protection Flash (included) None
Performance Accelerator (FastPath) Optional (PN 47C8710) None
SSD Caching (CacheCade Pro 2.0) Optional (PN 47C8712) None

For more information about the ServeRAID M5225-2GB, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide: http://lenovopress.com/tips1258

For more information about SAS HBAs, see the list of Product Guides in the Host bus adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/hba

Fibre Channel host bus adapters

The following table lists Fibre Channel HBAs supported by the System x3550 M5 server.

Table 30. Fibre Channel HBAs
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported I/O slots supported
16 Gb Fibre Channel - PCIe
Emulex 16Gb Gen6 FC Single-port HBA 01CV830 ATZU 3 1, 2, 3
Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA 81Y1655 A2W5 2 2, 3
Emulex 16Gb Gen6 FC Dual-port HBA 01CV840 ATZV 3 1, 2, 3
Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA 81Y1662 A2W6 2 2, 3
QLogic 16Gb Enhanced Gen5 FC Single-port HBA 01CV750 ATZB 3 1, 2, 3
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA 00Y3337 A3KW 3 1, 2, 3
QLogic 16Gb Enhanced Gen5 FC Dual-port HBA  01CV760 ATZC 3 1, 2, 3
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA 00Y3341 A3KX 3 1, 2, 3
8 Gb Fibre Channel - PCIe
Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA 42D0485 3580 3 1, 2, 3
Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA 42D0494 3581 3 1, 2, 3
QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA 42D0501 3578 3 1, 2, 3
QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA 42D0510 3579 3 1, 2, 3

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Host bus adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/hba

Flash storage adapters

The System x3550 M5 server supports the Flash storage adapters listed in the following table.

Table 31. Flash storage adapters (LP = Low Profile PCIe adapter, FH = Full-High PCIe adapter)
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported I/O slots supported
Enterprise Performance
Intel P3700 800GB NVMe AIC (LP) 01GT711 AVPY 3* 1, 2, 3
Intel P3700 1.6TB NVMe Enterprise Performance Flash Adapter (LP) 00YA812 AT7L 3 1, 2, 3
Intel P3700 2.0TB NVMe Enterprise Performance Flash Adapter (LP) 00YA815 AT7M 3 1, 2, 3
Enterprise Mainstream
io3 1.25TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter (LP) 00YA800 AT7N 3 1, 2, 3
io3 1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter (LP) 00YA803 AT7P 3 1, 2, 3
1.92TB NVMe Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter (LP) 00YK286 AVP3 3* 1, 2, 3
3.84TB NVMe Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter (LP) 00YK287 AVP4 3* 1, 2, 3
io3 6.4TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter (FH) 00YA809 AT7R 1 2**
Enterprise
1000GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter (LP) 00AE995 ARYP 3 1, 2, 3
1300GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter (LP) 00AE998 ARYQ 3 1, 2, 3
2600GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter (LP) 00JY001 ARYR 3 1, 2, 3

* Not supported with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family.
** Supported only in the PCIe slot 2 and requires the FHHL x16 Riser Card 2 (feature code A5AD) and the second processor or the FHHL x8 Riser Card 2 (feature code A5AE).

Configuration notes:

  • The Flash Adapters might require the use of the additional system fans (see Cooling for details).
  • Low profile Flash Adapters are supported in low profile and half-high slots; full-high Flash Adapters are supported only in the PCIe slot 2 and require the FHHL x8 or x16 Riser Card 2 (feature code A5AE or A5AD, respectively); FHHL x16 Riser requires the second processor.
  • The io3 Flash Adapters cannot be factory installed; they are supported as field-installable options only. The server cannot be shipped with these adapters installed.

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Flash storage adapters category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ssdadapter

GPU adapters

The System x3550 M5 server supports graphics processing units (GPUs) listed in the following table.

Table 32. GPU adapters
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported I/O slots supported
NVIDIA Quadro K420 00YL370 ASPN 1 2
NVIDIA Quadro K620 00YL371 ASPP 1 2

* Available only through CTO or special bid. 

Configuration notes:

  • The NVIDIA Quadro adapters are full-high adapters that are supported only in the PCIe slot 2.
  • The FHHL x16 PCIe Riser 2 (feature code A5AD) and the second processor are required.
  • The maximum memory that can be installed is 1 TB.

Cooling

The System x3550 M5 server supports up to seven system fans that provide dual fan zones cooling with N+1 fan redundancy, and each system fan has two motors.

System x3550 M5 server models with one processor include five system fans, and server models with two processors include seven system fans. Additional system fans are required for models with one processor if any of the following adapters are present in the configuration:

  • Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT Adapter (part number 00D1994)
  • io3 Enterprise Flash Adapters (part numbers 00AE995, 00AE998, 00JY001, and 00JY004)
  • io3 Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapters (part numbers 00YA800, 00YA803, 00YA806, and 00YA809)
  • Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapters (part numbers 00YK286 and 00YK287)
  • P3700 NVMe Enterprise Performance Flash Adapters (part numbers 01GT711, 00YA812, and 00YA815)

The following table lists the additional system fan option for the System x3550 M5. The option contains two additional fans.

Table 33. Additional system fans
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
x3550 M5 Fan Gen 2 00MV373 ATL1 1

Power supplies and cables

The System x3550 M5 server supports up to two redundant power supplies, and is capable of N+N redundancy depending on the configuration. Standard models come with one power supply. The following table lists the power supplies.

Table 34. Power supplies
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
System x 550W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply 00KA094 A5AX 2
System x 750W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply 00KA096 A5AY 2
System x 750W High Efficiency Titanium AC Power Supply (200-240V) 00KA097 A5AZ 2
System x 900W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply 00KA098 A5B0 2
System x 900W High Efficiency -48 V DC Power Supply 00MV212 ASPR 2
System x 1500W High Efficiency Platinum AC Power Supply (200-240V) 00MV211 ASPQ 2

General power supply rules are as follows:

  • Minimum of one and maximum of two power supplies per system
  • If two are installed, power supplies must be identical

Important: The Standalone Solution Configuration Tool (SSCT) and Lenovo Data Center Advisor and Configurator Tool (DCACT) power supply selection rules allow a subset of possible configurations due to power restrictions. Configurations that cannot be built in SSCT or DCACT due to power restrictions may still be supported. To verify support and ensure that the right power supply is chosen for optimal performance, you should always validate your server configuration using the latest version of the System x Power Configurator:
https://support.lenovo.com/documents/LNVO-PWRCONF

The System x3550 M5 servers ship standard with or without a power cord (model dependent). The 900 W AC power supply option ships with one 2.8m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, IEC 320-C13 to C14 rack power cable (feature code 6400), and the other hot-swap AC power supply options ship standard with one 2.8m, 10A/100-250V, IEC 320-C13 to C14 rack power cable (feature code 6311).

Country-specific line cords and rack power cables can be ordered, if needed (see the following table).

Table 35. Power cables
Description Part number Feature code
Rack power cables
1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 39Y7937 6201
2.0m, 10A/125-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable None* 6316
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable None* 6311
2.8m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable None* 6400
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power Cable 39Y7938 6204
4.3m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 39Y7932 6263
Country-specific line cords
Argentina 10A/250V C13 to IRAM 2073 2.8m line cord 39Y7930 6222
Australia/NZ 10A/250V C13 to AS/NZ 3112 2.8m line cord 39Y7924 6211
Brazil 10A/125V C13 to 2P+Gnd 1.8m line cord None* 6599
Brazil 10A/250V C13 to 2P+Gnd 1.8m line cord None* 6364
Brazil 10A/125V C13 to NBR 6147 2.8m line cord 39Y7929 6223
Brazil 10A/250V C13 to NBR 14136 2.8m line cord 69Y1988 6532
China 10A/250V C13 to GB 2099.1 2.8m line cord 39Y7928 6210
Denmark 10A/250V C13 to DK2-5a 2.8m line cord 39Y7918 6213
Europe 10A/230V C13 to CEE7-VII 2.8m line cord 39Y7917 6212
Europe 10A/250V, C13 to IEC 309 2P+Gnd 2.8m line cord None* 6377
Europe 10A/250V C13 to 2P+Gnd 4.3m line cord None* 6374
India 10A/250V C13 to IS 6538 2.8m line cord 39Y7927 6269
Israel 10A/250V C13 to SI 32 2.8m line cord 39Y7920 6218
Italy 10A/250V C13 to CEI 23-16 2.8m line cord 39Y7921 6217
Japan 12A/125V C13 to JIS C-8303 2.8m line cord 46M2593 A1RE
Korea 12A/250V C13 to KETI 2.8m line cord 39Y7925 6219
South Africa 10A/250V C13 to SABS 164 2.8m line cord 39Y7922 6214
Switzerland 10A/250V C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 2.8m line cord 39Y7919 6216
Taiwan 10A/125V C13 to CNS 10917-3 1.8m line cord None* 6526
Taiwan 10A/250V C13 to CNS 10917-3 2.8m line cord 00CG265 6317
Taiwan 15A/125V C13 to CNS 10917-3 2.8m line cord 00CG267 6386
United Kingdom 10A/250V C13 to BS 1363/A 2.8m line cord 39Y7923 6215
United States 10A/125V C13 to NEMA 5-15P 1.8m line cord None* 6369
United States 10A/120V C13 to NEMA 5-15P 2.8m line cord 90Y3016 6313
United States 10A/125V C13 to NEMA 5-15P 4.3m line cord 39Y7931 6207
United States 10A/250V C13 to NEMA 6-15P 1.8m line cord None* 6351
United States 10A/250V C13 to NEMA 6-15P 2.8m line cord 46M2592 A1RF

* Available via Configure to Order (CTO).

Configuration note: If the 900 W AC power supplies (00KA098) in the System x3550 M5 server are connected to a low-voltage power source (100 - 125 V), the only supported power cables are those that are rated above 10A; cables that are rated at 10A are not supported.

Integrated virtualization

The System x3550 M5 server supports VMware ESXi installed on a USB memory key or one or two SD cards in the SD Media Adapter. The USB memory key is installed in a USB socket inside the server. The SD Media Adapter is installed in a dedicated slot inside the server.

When only one SD card is installed in the SD Media Adapter, you can create up to 16 volumes, each of which is presented to UEFI as a bootable device. When two SD Media cards are inserted, volumes can be mirrored (RAID 1) across both cards, up to a total of eight mirrored volumes. The RAID functionality is handled internally by the SD Media Adapter.

The following table lists virtualization options.

Table 36. Virtualization options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
USB memory key
USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 2 00ML233 ASN6 1
USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2 00ML235 ASN7 1
USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3B 00WH150 ATZG 1
USB Memory Key 4G for VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 1A 00WH138 ATRL 1
USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 2 00WH151 ATZH 1
USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 6.5 None** AVNW 1
Blank USB Memory Key 4G SLC for VMware ESXi Downloads 00WH140 ATRM 1
Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads 41Y8298 A2G0 1
SD Media Adapter and SD cards
SD Media Adapter (Option 00ML706 includes 2 blank 32GB SD cards) 00ML706* A5TJ 1
Blank SD Media 00ML700 AS2V 2
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.1 U2 (1 SD Media) None** ASCG 1
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.1 U2 (2 SD Media, RAIDed) None** AS4B 1
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.5 U2 (1 SD Media) None** ASCH 1
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.5 U2 (2 SD Media, RAIDed) None** AS4C 1
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.5 U3B (1 SD Media) None** ATZK 1
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.5 U3B (2 SD Media, RAIDed) None** ATZJ 1
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/VMware ESXi 6.0 U1A (1 SD Media) None** ATSA 1
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/VMware ESXi 6.0 U1A (2 SD Media, RAIDed) None** ATS9 1
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 6.0 U2 (1 SD Media) None** ATZM 1
RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 6.0 U2 (2 SD Media, RAIDed) None** ATZL 1
Lenovo SD Media RAID Adapter w/ VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 (1 SD) None** B17A 1
Lenovo SD Media RAID Adapter w/ VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 (2 SD, Raided) None** B179 1
Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 6.5 (1 SD Media) None** AVNX 1
Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 6.5 (2 SD Media, RAIDed) None** AVNY 1
Lenovo SD Media RAID Adapter w/ VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 (1 SD) None** B178 1
Lenovo SD Media RAID Adapter w/ VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 (2 SD, Raided) None** B177 1

* Option 00ML706 includes two 32 GB SD cards; however, for CTO orders, feature code A5TJ does not include SD media and the 32 GB cards and VMware vSphere preload must be selected separately.
** CTO only.

Operating systems

The System x3550 M5 server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Red Hat:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Server x64 Edition
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Server x64 Edition
  • SUSE:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Xen 12 SP2
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Xen 12 SP1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T SP4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T SP4
  • VMware:
    • VMware vSphere 6.5 (ESXi)
    • VMware vSphere 6.0 (ESXi) Update 3
    • VMware vSphere 6.0 (ESXi) Update 2
    • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) Update 3

See the ServerProven® website for the latest information about the specific versions and service levels supported and any other prerequisites:
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/

Systems management

The System x3550 M5 supports the following systems management tools:

  • Integrated Management Module 2.1
  • Light path diagnostics
  • Lenovo ToolsCenter
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator
  • Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

Integrated Management Module 2.1

The System x3550 M5 server contains Integrated Management Module II (IMM2.1), which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and an alerting function. If an environmental condition exceeds a threshold or if a system component fails, the IMM2.1 lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. Optionally, the IMM2.1 also provides a virtual presence capability for remote server management capabilities.

The IMM2.1 provides remote server management through industry-standard interfaces:

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3
  • Common Information Model (CIM)
  • Web browser

The optional Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade is required to enable the remote presence and blue-screen capture features. The remote presence feature provides the following functions:

  • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with up to 23 bits per pixel
  • Remotely accessing the server using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
  • Mapping the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client, and mapping ISO and diskette image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the server
  • Uploading a diskette image to the IMM memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive

The blue-screen capture feature captures the video display contents before the IMM2.1 restarts the server when the IMM2.1 detects an operating system hang condition. A system administrator can use the blue-screen capture to assist in determining the cause of the hang condition.

The following table lists the remote management option.

Table 37. Remote management option
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade 90Y3901 A1ML 1

Light path diagnostics

All System x3550 M5 server models include basic light path diagnostics, which provides the system LEDs on the front of the server (see Components and connectors) and the LEDs near the monitored components (for example, the DIMM error LED on the system board).

Models with 4x or 8x 2.5-inch drive bays support an optional next-gen light path LCD display panel. The LCD display enables you to have quick access to system status, firmware, network, and health information.

Models with 4x 3.5-inch or 10x 2.5-inch front drive bays do not support an LCD display panel.

The LCD panel can be configured via CTO or is included in the Front IO cage Advanced (see the following table).

Table 38. Light path diagnostics options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
System x3550 M5 front IO cage Advanced 00MV368* ATLK** 1
System x Advanced LCD Light Path Kit None** ATYV 1

* The option part number for the front IO cage Advanced (00MV368) includes the LCD display.
** If configured via CTO, the LCD display (feature code ATYV) is NOT included in the front IO cage Advanced (feature code ATLK); both front IO cage Advanced (feature code ATLK) and LCD display (feature code ATYV) must be selected.

Lenovo ToolsCenter

Lenovo offers the following ToolsCenter software tools that can help you set up, use, and maintain the server at no additional cost:

  • Lenovo ToolsCenter Suite

    The ToolsCenter Suite tool is a consolidation of server management tools that helps simplify the management of System x servers. It provides functions to collect full system health information (including health status), configure system setting, update system firmware and drivers, and FoD mass activation key management for multiple endpoints.

  • Lenovo ServerGuide

    The ServerGuide tool simplifies the process of configuring RAID and installing supported Microsoft Windows Server operating systems and device drivers on a System x server.

  • Lenovo UpdateXpress System Packs

    The UpdateXpress System Packs (UXSPs) are integration-tested bundles that enable you to maintain your server firmware and device drivers up-to-date and help you avoid unnecessary server outages.

  • Lenovo Dynamic System Analysis

    The Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) pre-boot or standalone diagnostics software speeds up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.

For more information and downloads, visit the ToolsCenter web page:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/LNVO-center

Lenovo XClarity Administrator

Lenovo XClarity is a centralized systems management solution that helps administrators deliver infrastructure faster. This solution integrates easily with Lenovo x86 servers, Flex System, and RackSwitch switches, providing automated agent-less discovery, monitoring, firmware updates, configuration management, and bare metal deployment of operating systems and hypervisors across multiple systems.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is an optional software component for the System x3550 M5 which can be downloaded and used at no charge to discover and monitor the x3550 M5 and manage firmware upgrades for them.

If software support is required for Lenovo XClarity Administrator, or Lenovo XClarity Administrator premium features (such as configuration management and operating system deployment) are required, or both, Lenovo XClarity Pro software subscription should be ordered. Lenovo XClarity Pro is licensed on a per managed system basis, that is, each managed Lenovo system requires a license.

The following table lists the geo-specific Lenovo XClarity software license options.

Table 39. Lenovo XClarity software options
Description Part number
(NA, AP, Japan)*
Part number
(EMEA, LA)**
Quantity
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Mngd Server w/1 Yr SW S&S 00MT201 00MT207 1
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Mngd Server w/3 Yr SW S&S 00MT202 00MT208 1
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Mngd Server w/5 Yr SW S&S 00MT203 00MT209 1

* NA = North America; AP = Asia Pacific
** EMEA = Europe, Middle East, Africa; LA = Latin America

Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers the following standard features that are available at no charge:

  • Auto-discovery and monitoring of Lenovo x86 servers, RackSwitch switches, and Flex System chassis
  • Firmware updates and compliance enforcement
  • External alerts and notifications via SNMP traps, syslog remote logging, and e-mail
  • Secure connections to managed endpoints
  • NIST 800-131A or FIPS 140-2 compliant cryptographic standards between the management solution and managed endpoints
  • Integration into existing higher level management systems such as cloud automation and orchestration tools through REST APIs, providing extensive external visibility and control over hardware resources
  • An intuitive, easy-to-use GUI
  • Scripting with Windows PowerShell, providing command-line visibility and control over hardware resources

Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers the following premium features that require an optional Pro license:

  • Pattern-based configuration management that allows to define configurations once and apply repeatedly without errors when deploying new servers or redeploying existing servers without disrupting the fabric
  • Bare-metal deployment of operating systems and hypervisors to streamline infrastructure provisioning

In addition, Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers two software plug-in modules (Lenovo XClarity Integrators) at no charge (if software support is required, a Lenovo XClarity Pro software subscription license should be ordered):

  • Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Microsoft System Center
  • Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter

Lenovo XClarity Integrators allow administrators to manage physical infrastructure from leading external virtualization management software tools from Microsoft and VMware. Lenovo XClarity Integrators offer the following additional features:

  • Ability to discover, manage, and monitor Lenovo server hardware from VMware vCenter or Microsoft System Center
  • Deployment of firmware updates and configuration patterns to System x M5, M6, and X6 rack servers and Flex System from the virtualization management tool
  • Non-disruptive server maintenance in clustered environments that reduces workload downtime by dynamically migrating workloads from affected hosts during rolling server updates or reboots
  • Greater service level uptime and assurance in clustered environments during unplanned hardware events by dynamically triggering workload migration from impacted hosts when impending hardware failures are predicted

For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/tips1200

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provides a stand-alone, web-based agent-less power management console that provides real time data and enables you to observe, plan and manage power and cooling for Lenovo System x and ThinkServer x86 servers. Using built-in intelligence, it identifies server power consumption trends and ideal power settings and performs cooling analysis so that you can define and optimize power-saving policies.

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager offers the following capabilities:

  • Reports vital server information, such as power, temperature and resource utilization
  • Monitors inlet temperature to locate hot spots, reducing the risk of data or device damage
  • Provides finely-grained controls to limit platform power in compliance with IT policy
  • Generates alerts when a user-defined threshold is reached

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager is an optional software component for the System x3550 M5 that is licensed on a per managed node basis, that is, each managed server requires a license.

The following table lists the geo-specific Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager software license options.

Table 40. Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager software options
Description Part number
(NA, AP, Japan)*
Part number
(EMEA, LA)**
Quantity
Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager, 1 Node w/ 1 Yr S&S 01DA225 01DA228 1
Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager, 5 Nodes w/ 1 Yr S&S 01DA226 01DA229 1
Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager, 50 Nodes w/ 1 Yr S&S 01DA227 01DA230 1

* NA = North America; AP = Asia Pacific
** EMEA = Europe, Middle East, Africa; LA = Latin America

Rack installation

The following table lists the rack installation options that are available for the System x3550 M5 server.

Table 41. Rack installation options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
4-post rail kits
System x3550 M5 Non-ball Bearing Slide 00MV369 ATL0 1
System x3550 M5 Slide Kit G4 00KA606 A5AK 1
System x Gen-II Universal Slides Kit 00KA500 A5FW 1
System x M5 Custom Rail Kit 00MW239 ATLQ 1
Cable management arm (CMA)
System x Enterprise 1U Cable Management Arm (CMA) 00KA607 A5AL 1
Lockable front bezel
System x3550 M5 Security Bezel 00KA162 A5AP 1

The following table summarizes the rail kit features and specifications.

Table 42. Rail kit features and specifications summary
Feature System x3550 M5
Non-ball Bearing
Slide Kit
System x3550 M5
Slide Kit G4
System x Gen-II
Universal Slides Kit
System x M5
Custom Rail Kit
Part number 00MV369 00KA606 00KA500 00MW239
Rail type Half-out slide
(friction)
Full-out slide
(ball bearing)
Full-out slide
(ball bearing)
Half-out slide
(friction)
Toolless
installation
Yes Yes No Yes
CMA support No Yes Yes No
In-rack server
maintenance
No Yes Yes No
1U PDU support Yes Yes Yes Yes
0U PDU support Limited** Limited* Limited* Limited**
Rack type IBM and Lenovo
4-post, IEC standard-
compliant
IBM and Lenovo
4-post, IEC standard-
compliant
Any 4-post,
IEC standard-
compliant
IBM and Lenovo
4-post, IEC standard-
compliant
Mounting holes Square or round Square or round Square, round,
or threaded
Square or round
Mounting flange
thickness
2 mm (0.08 in.) –
4 mm (0.16 in.)
2 mm (0.08 in.) –
3.3 mm (0.13 in.)
2 mm (0.08 in.) –
4.65 mm (0.18 in.)
2 mm (0.08 in.) –
4 mm (0.16 in.)
Distance between
front and rear
mounting flanges
609.6 mm (24 in.) –
914.4 mm (36 in.)
617 mm (24.29 in.) –
812 mm (31.97 in.)
617 mm (24.29 in.) –
812 mm (31.97 in.)
595 mm (23.43 in.) –
746 mm (29.37 in.)
Rail length*** 728.1 mm (28.6 in.) 833.5 mm (32.81 in.) 836.8 mm (32.94 in.) 755 mm (29.72 in.)

* The rack must be at least 1100 mm (43.31 in.) deep if no CMA is used, or at least 1200 mm (47.24 in.) deep if a CMA is used.
** The rack must be at least 1000 mm (39.37 in.) deep.
*** Measured when mounted on the rack, from the front surface of the front mounting flange to the rear most point of the rail.

Note: The System x3550 M5 Slide Kit G4 (00KA606) is included with the models that are listed in Standard models and TopSeller models.

Physical specifications

The System x3550 M5 server has the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 43 mm (1.7 in)
  • Width: 434 mm (17.1 in)
  • Depth: 734 mm (28.9 in)
  • Weight:
    • Minimum configuration: 13.8 kg (30.4 lb)
    • Maximum configuration: 19.3 kg (42.5 lb)

Operating environment

The System x3550 M5 server is supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Server on: 5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F); altitude: 0 to 950 m (3,117 ft); decrease the maximum system temperature by 1 °C for every 175-m increase in altitude above 950 m.
    • Server off: 5 °C to 45 °C (41 °F to 113 °F)
    • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft), 5 °C to 28 °C (41 °F to 82 °F)
    • Shipment: -40 °C to +60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F) at up to 10,700 m (35,105 ft)
  • Humidity:
    • Server on: 8% to 85% (non-condensing), max dew point 24 °C, max rate of change 5 °C/hr
    • Server off: 8% to 85% (non-condensing), max dew point 27 °C
  • Design to ASHRAE Class A3, ambient of 40 °C (104 °F), with relaxed support:
    • Supports cloud-like workload with no performance degradation acceptable (Turbo-Off).
    • Under no circumstance can any combination of worst case workload and configuration result in system shutdown or design exposure at 40 °C.
  • Electrical:
    • Models with 1500 W AC Platinum power supplies:
      • 200 - 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 8.35 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 1.967 kVA
    • Models with 900 W AC Platinum power supplies:
      • 100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 10.3 A
      • 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 5.0 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 1.194 kVA
    • Models with 750 W Platinum AC power supplies:
      • 100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 8.6 A
      • 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 4.2 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 1.015 kVA
    • Models with 750 W Titanium AC power supplies:
      • 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 4.2 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 0.965 kVA
    • Models with 550 W AC power supplies:
      • 100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 6.5 A
      • 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 3.3 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 0.732 kVA
    • Models with -48Vdc 900 W power supplies:
      • -48 - -60 (nominal) V dc; 25.8 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 1.237 kVA
  • BTU output:
    • Minimum configuration: 461 Btu/hr (135 watts)
    • Maximum configuration: 6667 Btu/hr (1954 watts)
  • Acoustics:
    • 6.6 bels (operating)
    • 6.4 bels (idle)
  • Vibration:
    • Operating: 0.21 G rms at 5 Hz to 500 Hz for 15 minutes across 3 axes
    • Non-operating: 1.04 G rms at 2 Hz to 200 Hz for 15 minutes across 6 surfaces
  • Shock:
    • Operating: 15 G for 3 milliseconds in each direction (positive and negative X, Y, and Z axes)
    • Non-operating:
      • 12 kg - 22 kg: 50 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces
      • 23 kg  - 31 kg: 35 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces

Warranty

The System x3550 M5 has a three-year customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite (for field-replaceable units [FRUs] only) limited warranty with standard call center support during normal business hours and 9x5 Next Business Day Parts Delivered. Also available are Lenovo Services warranty maintenance upgrades and post-warranty maintenance agreements, with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings are country-specific. Not all warranty service upgrades are available in every country. For more information about Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings that are available in your country, refer to the Lenovo Enterprise Solutions Configurator (LESC):
http://lesc.lenovo.com

The following table explains warranty service definitions.

Table 43. Warranty service definitions
Term Description
Onsite Service If a problem with your product cannot be resolved via telephone, a Service Technician will be dispatched to arrive at your location. 
Parts Delivered If a problem with your product cannot be resolved via telephone and a CRU part is required, Lenovo will send a replacement CRU to arrive at your location. If a problem with your product cannot be resolved via telephone and a FRU part is required, a Service Technician will be dispatched to arrive at your location.  
Technician Installed Parts If a problem with your product cannot be resolved via telephone, a Service Technician will be dispatched to arrive at your location.
Hours of coverage
  • 9x5: 9 hours per day, 5 days per week, during normal business hours, excluding local public and national holidays
  • 24x7: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
Response time target 2 hours, 4 hours, or Next Business Day: The time period from when the telephone based troubleshooting is completed and logged, to the delivery of the CRU or arrival of a Service Technician and part at the Customer’s location for repair.
Committed Repair 6 hours: The time period between the service request registration in Lenovo’s call management system and the restoration of the product to conformance with its specification by a Service Technician. 

The following Lenovo warranty service upgrades are available:

  • Warranty and maintenance service upgrades:
    • Three, four, or five years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage
    • Parts delivered or technician installed parts from next business day to 4 or 2 hours
    • Committed repair service
    • Warranty extension of up to 5 years
    • Post warranty extensions
  • Committed Service Repair

    Committed Serive Repair (CSR) enhances the level of Warranty Service Upgrade or Post Warranty/Maintenance Service offering associated with the selected systems. Offerings vary and are available in select countries.

    • Priority handling to meet defined time frames to restore the failing machine to good working condition
    • 24x7x6 CSR: Service performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, within 6 hours
  • YourDrive YourData

    Lenovo’s YourDrive YourData service is a multi-drive retention offering that ensures your data is always under your control, regardless of the number of drives that are installed in your Lenovo server. In the unlikely event of a drive failure, you retain possession of your drive while Lenovo replaces the failed drive part. Your data stays safely on your premises, in your hands. The YourDrive YourData service can be purchased in convenient bundles with Lenovo warranty upgrades and extensions.

  • Microcode Support

    Keeping microcode current helps prevent hardware failures and security exposure. There are two levels of service: analysis of the installed base and analysis and update where required. Offerings vary by country and can be bundled with other warranty upgrades and extensions.

  • Enterprise Software Support

    Lenovo Enterprise Server Software Support can help you troubleshoot your entire server software stack. Choose support for server operating systems from Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE, and VMware; Microsoft server applications; or both operating systems and applications. Support staff can help answer troubleshooting and diagnostic questions, address product compatibility and interoperability issues, isolate causes of problems, report defects to software vendors, and more.

    In addition, you can access hardware “how to” support for System x servers. Staff can help resolve hardware problems not covered under warranty, refer you to the right documentation and publications, provide corrective service information for known defects, and transfer you to a hardware support call center if needed.

  • Hardware Installation Services

    Lenovo experts can seamlessly manage the physical installation of your server, storage, or networking hardware. Working at a time convenient for you (business hours or off shift), the technician will unpack and inspect the systems on your site, install options, mount in a rack cabinet, connect to power and network, check and update firmware to the latest levels, verify operation, and dispose of the packaging, allowing your team to focus on other priorities. Your new systems will be configured and ready for your software installation.

Regulatory compliance

The server conforms to the following regulations:

  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 5, Class A
  • UL/IEC 60950-1
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
  • NOM-019
  • Argentina IEC60950-1
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class A; AS/NZS 60950.1
  • China CCC GB4943.1, GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
  • India IS 13252 (Part 1)
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
  • Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
  • Russia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan, TR CU 020/2011 (for EMC) and TR CU 004/2011 (for safety)
  • IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)
  • CISPR 22, Class A
  • TUV-GS (EN60950-1/IEC60950-1,EK1-ITB2000)
  • RoHS Directive
  • Energy Star 2.0

External drive enclosures

The following table lists the 6 Gbps SAS external drive enclosures that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the System x3550 M5 for storage expansion.

Table 44. E1012 and E1024 external drive enclosure models
Description Part number
Lenovo Storage E1012 LFF Disk Expansion Single SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD 64111B1
Lenovo Storage E1012 LFF Disk Expansion Dual SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD 64111B2
Lenovo Storage E1024 SFF Disk Expansion Single SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD 64111B3
Lenovo Storage E1024 SFF Disk Expansion Dual SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD 64111B4

For details about supported drives, adapters, and cables for the Lenovo Storage E1012 and E1024, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/lp0043

The following table lists the 12 Gbps SAS external drive enclosures that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the System x3550 M5 for storage expansion.

Table 45. External drive enclosures
Description Part number
D1212 LFF Relationship models
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (US English documentation) 4587A11*
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4587A1C^
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Japanese documentation) 4587A1J**
D1212 LFF TopSeller models - Brazil and Latin America
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 2TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EAU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 4TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EBU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 6TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587ECU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 8TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EDU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 2TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EEU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 4TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EFU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 6TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EGU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 8TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EHU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 2TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EIU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 4TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EJU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 6TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EKU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 8TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587ELU
D1212 LFF TopSeller models - North America (NA) and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
Lenovo Storage D1212 LFF Dual ESM Disk Expansion Enclosure (US English documentation) 4587E11
D1224 SFF Relationship models
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (US English documentation) 4587A31*
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4587A3C^
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Japanese documentation) 4587A3J**
D1224 SFF TopSeller models - Brazil and Latin America
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 9x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587E6U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 9x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 2x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587E2U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 9x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 4x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587E4U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 18x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 1x 0.5m SAS cable 4587E5U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 18x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 2x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587E1U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 18x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 4x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587E3U
D1224 SFF TopSeller models - North America (NA) and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
Lenovo Storage D1224 SFF Dual ESM Disk Expansion Enclosure (US English documentation) 4587E31
D3284 Relationship models
Lenovo Storage D3284 4TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641311F
Lenovo Storage D3284 6TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641312F
Lenovo Storage D3284 8TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641313F
Lenovo Storage D3284 10TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641314F
D3284 TopSeller models
Lenovo Storage D3284 High Density Expansion Enclosure 6413E5F
Lenovo Storage D3284 4TB x 42 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E1H
Lenovo Storage D3284 4TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E1F
Lenovo Storage D3284 6TB x 42 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E2H
Lenovo Storage D3284 6TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E2F
Lenovo Storage D3284 8TB x 42 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E3H
Lenovo Storage D3284 8TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E3F
Lenovo Storage D3284 10TB x 42 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E4H
Lenovo Storage D3284 10TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E4F

* Available worldwide (except China and Japan)
^ Available only in China
** Available only in Japan

For details about supported drives, adapters, and cables, see the following Lenovo Press Product Guides:

External storage systems

The following table lists the external storage systems that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used with the System x3550 M5 in IT solutions.

Table 46. External storage systems
Description Part number
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Storage (SAS connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4599A41*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4599A4C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4599A4J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4599A21*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4599A2C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4599A2J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4617A41*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4617A4C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4617A4J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4617A21*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4617A2C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4617A2J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4619A21*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4619A2C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4619A2J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Storage (iSCSI or FC connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4599A31*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4599A3C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4599A3J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4599A11*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4599A1C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4599A1J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4617A31*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4617A3C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4617A3J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4617A11*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4617A1C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4617A1J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4619A11*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4619A1C^
Lenovo Storage V Series (SAS [except V7000/V7000F], iSCSI, or FC connectivity)
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 LFF Control Enclosure 6535C1D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 LFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller) 6535EC1
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 SFF Control Enclosure 6535C2D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 SFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller) 6535EC2
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP LFF Control Enclosure 6535C3D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP LFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller) 6535EC3
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP SFF Control Enclosure 6535C4D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP SFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller) 6535EC4
Lenovo Storage V5030 LFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S 6536C12
Lenovo Storage V5030 LFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S 6536C32
Lenovo Storage V5030 SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S 6536C22
Lenovo Storage V5030 SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S 6536C42
Lenovo Storage V5030F SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S 6536B1F
Lenovo Storage V5030F SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S 6536B2F
Lenovo Storage V7000 SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S PRC 6538R11^
Lenovo Storage V7000 SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S PRC 6538R21^
Lenovo Storage V7000F SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S PRC 6538R1G^
Lenovo Storage V7000F SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S PRC 6538R2G^
IBM Storwize for Lenovo (SAS [except V7000], iSCSI or FC connectivity)
IBM Storwize V3500 3.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit 6096CU2^
IBM Storwize V3500 2.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit 6096CU3^
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 3YR SWMA 6195C32†
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 3YR SWMA, LA 6195C3L‡
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 5YR SWMA 6195C52†
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 5YR SWMA, LA 6195C5L‡
Lenovo Storage DX8200 Series (NAS or iSCSI connectivity; optional FC connectivity)
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Entry, 4TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135A3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Entry, 4TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135J3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Entry, 4TB, 5yr SW S&S 51351Wx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Mid, 16TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135B3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Mid, 16TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135L3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Mid, 16TB, 5yr SW S&S 51352Wx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization High, 64TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135C3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization High, 64TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135M3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization High, 64TB, 5yr SW S&S 51353Wx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135D3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135N3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 5yr SW S&S 51354Wx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Mid, 16TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135F3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Mid, 16TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135P3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Mid, 16TB, 5yr SW S&S 51355Wx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN High, 32TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135G3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN High, 32TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135Q3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN High, 32TB, 5yr SW S&S 51356Wx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200N with 1x N2226 HBA (Requires a supported external drive enclosure) 5128C1x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200N with 2x N2226 HBAs (Requires a supported external drive enclosure) 5128C2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200C Series (S3 cloud storage)
Lenovo Storage DX8200C 56TB (14x 4TB HDDs) with Cloudian HyperStore - 3yr HW/SW S&S 5120D1x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200C 84TB (14x 6TB HDDs) with Cloudian HyperStore - 3yr HW/SW S&S 5120D2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200C 112TB (14x 8TB HDDs) with Cloudian HyperStore - 3yr HW/SW S&S 5120D3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200C 140TB (14x 10TB HDDs) with Cloudian HyperStore - 3yr HW/SW S&S 5120D4x#

* Available worldwide (except China and Japan).
^ Available only in China.
** Available only in Japan.
† Available worldwide except Latin America.
‡ Available only in Latin America.
# x represents a geo-specific letter (for example: U = North America, G = EMEA). Ask a Lenovo representative for specifics.

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the following categories:

External backup units

The following table lists the external backup options that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the System x3550 M5 in backup solutions.

Table 47. External backup options
Description Part number
External RDX USB drives
RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge 362532Y
RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge 362550Y
RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge 36251TY
External SAS tape backup drives
IBM TS2250 Tape Drive Model H5S 6160S5E
IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S 6160S6E
IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S 6160S7E
External SAS tape backup autoloaders
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO5 HH SAS 6171S5R
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO6 HH SAS 6171S6R
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO7 HH SAS 6171S7R
External tape backup libraries
IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U 61732UL
IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U 61734UL
Fibre Channel backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive 00NA107
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High Fibre Drive Sled 00NA113
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel Drive 00NA115
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High Fibre Drive Sled 00NA119
6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Fibre Channel Drive 00WF765
6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Half High Fibre Drive Sled 00WF769
SAS backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled 00NA109
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High SAS Drive Sled 00NA111
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High SAS Drive Sled 00NA117
6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Half High SAS Drive Sled 00WF767

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Backup units category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/backup

Ethernet LAN switches

The following table lists the Ethernet LAN switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the System x3550 M5 server in IT solutions.

Table 48. Ethernet LAN switches
Description Part number
1 Gb Ethernet switches
Juniper EX2300-C PoE Switch 7165H1X
Juniper EX2300-24p PoE Switch 7165H2X
Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front) 7159BAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front) 7159CAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front) 7159G52
10 Gb Ethernet switches
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159A1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159B1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159C1X
Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front) 7159BR6
Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 (Rear to Front) 7159G64
Lenovo RackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front) 7159DRX
Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front) 7159CRW
Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front) 7159GR6
25 Gb Ethernet switches
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159E1X
40 Gb Ethernet switches
Lenovo RackSwitch G8332 (Rear to Front) 7159BRX
100 Gb Ethernet switches
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159D1X

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Top-of-rack Switches category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/switches#rt=product-guide

Fibre Channel SAN switches

The following table lists currently available Fibre Channel SAN switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the System x3550 M5 in IT solutions.

Table 49. Fibre Channel SAN switches
Description Part number
8 Gb FC
Lenovo B300, 8 ports activated, 8x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 3873AR3
Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated, 12x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 3873AR4
Lenovo B6510, 24 ports activated, 24x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit 3873BR2
16 Gb FC
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports activated, 8x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 6559D2Y
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 24 ports activated, 24x 16Gb SWL SFP, Enterprise SW, 1 PS, Rail Kit 6559D1Y
Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 3873AR5
Lenovo B6510, 24 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit 3873BR3
32 Gb FC
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports activated, 1 PS, Rail Kit 6559D3Y
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 24 Ports Activated, 24x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit 6415G11
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 48 Ports Activated, 48x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit 6415G2A
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB400D 32Gb FC Director, up to 192 ports, 8U, Enterprise SW 6684B2A
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB800D 32Gb FC Director, up to 384 ports, 14U, Enterprise SW 6682B1A

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack SAN Switches category:
http://lenovopress.com/storage/switches/rack#rt=product-guide

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the rack cabinets that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in System x3550 M5 solutions.

Table 50. Rack cabinets
Description Part number
25U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072RX
25U Static S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072PX
42U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 6 sidewall compartments) 93074RX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634PX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Expansion Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634EX
42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93604PX
42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93614PX
42U Enterprise Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084PX
42U Enterprise Expansion Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084EX

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack cabinets category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/racks

KVM switches and consoles

The following table lists the KVM switches and consoles that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in System x3550 M5 solutions.

Table 51. KVM switch and console options
Description Part number
Consoles
1U 18.5" Standard Console (without keyboard) 17238BX
Console keyboards
Lenovo UltraNav Keyboard USB - US Eng 00MW310
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Arabic 253 RoHS v2 46W6713
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Belg/UK 120 RoHS v2 46W6714
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Chinese/US 467 RoHS v2 46W6715
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Czech 489 RoHS v2 46W6716
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Danish 159 RoHS v2 46W6717
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Dutch 143 RoHS v2 46W6718
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - French 189 RoHS v2 46W6719
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Fr/Canada 445 RoHS v2 46W6720
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - German 129 RoHS v2 46W6721
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Greek 219 RoHS v2 46W6722
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hebrew 212 RoHS v2 46W6723
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hungarian 208 RoHS v2 46W6724
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Italian 141 RoHS v2 46W6725
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Japanese 194 RoHS v2 46W6726
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Korean 413 RoHS v2 46W6727
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - LA Span 171 RoHS v2 46W6728
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Norwegian 155 RoHS v2 46W6729
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Polish 214 RoHS v2 46W6730
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Portugese 163 RoHS v2 46W6731
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Russian 441 RoHS v2 46W6732
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovak 245 RoHS v2 46W6733
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Spanish 172 RoHS v2 46W6734
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swed/Finn 153 RoHS v2 46W6735
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swiss F/G 150 RoHS v2 46W6736
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Thai 191 RoHS v2 46W6737
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Turkish 179 RoHS v2 46W6738
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - UK Eng 166 RoHS v2 46W6739
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - US Euro 103P RoHS v2 46W6740
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovenian 234 RoHS v2 46W6741
Console switches
Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32) 1754D2X
Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16) 1754D1X
Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16) 1754A2X
Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8) 1754A1X
Console cables
Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO) 43V6147
USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO) 39M2895
Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2) 46M5383
Serial Conversion Option (SCO) 46M5382

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the KVM Switches and Consoles category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/kvm

Power distribution units

The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in System x3550 M5 solutions.

Table 52. Power distribution units
Description Part number
0U Basic PDUs
0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord 00YJ776
0U 36 C13/6 C19 32A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with IEC60309 332P6 line cord 00YJ777
0U 21 C13/12 C19 32A/200-240V/346-415V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 532P6 line cord 00YJ778
0U 21 C13/12 C19 48A/200-240V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 460P9 line cord 00YJ779
Switched and Monitored PDUs
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 24A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ NEMA L6-30P line cord 00YJ781
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 332P6 line cord 00YJ780
0U 18 C13/6 C19 Switched / Monitored 32A/200-240V/346-415V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 532P6 cord 00YJ782
0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched and Monitored 48A/200-240V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 460P9 line cord 00YJ783
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord) 46M4002
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3Ph PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd cord 46M4003
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord) 46M4004
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord 46M4005
Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module (without line cord) 71762NX
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3ph with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord 71763NU
C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
DPI C13 Enterprise PDU+ (without line cord) 39M2816
DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU (without line cord) 39Y8941
C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU (without line cord) 39Y8948
DPI 60A 3 Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC 309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord 39Y8923
Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
DPI 30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P line cord 39Y8938
DPI 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord 39Y8939
DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8934
DPI 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8940
DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8935
Universal PDUs (7x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
DPI Universal 7 C13 PDU (with 2 m IEC 320-C19 to C20 rack power cord) 00YE443
NEMA PDUs (6x NEMA 5-15R outlets)
DPI 100-127V PDU with fixed NEMA L5-15P line cord 39Y8905
Line cords for PDUs that ship without a line cord
DPI 30a Line Cord (NEMA L6-30P) 40K9614
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9612
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 3P+N+G) 40K9611
DPI 60a Cord (IEC 309 2P+G) 40K9615
DPI 63a Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9613
DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord (32A) 40K9617
DPI Korean 8305 Line Cord (30A) 40K9618

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu

Uninterruptible power supply units

The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in System x3550 M5 solutions.

Table 53. Uninterruptible power supply units
Description Part number
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) 55941AX
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55941KX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) 55942AX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55942KX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) 55943AX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55943KX
RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55945KX
RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55946KX
RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55948KX
RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55949KX
RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) 55948PX
RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) 55949PX

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ups

Lenovo Financial Services

Lenovo Financial Services reinforces Lenovo’s commitment to deliver pioneering products and services that are recognized for their quality, excellence, and trustworthiness. Lenovo Financial Services offers financing solutions and services that complement your technology solution anywhere in the world.

We are dedicated to delivering a positive finance experience for customers like you who want to maximize your purchase power by obtaining the technology you need today, protect against technology obsolescence, and preserve your capital for other uses.

We work with businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and educational institutions to finance their entire technology solution. We focus on making it easy to do business with us. Our highly experienced team of finance professionals operates in a work culture that emphasizes the importance of providing outstanding customer service. Our systems, processes and flexible policies support our goal of providing customers with a positive experience.

We finance your entire solution. Unlike others, we allow you to bundle everything you need from hardware and software to service contracts, installation costs, training fees, and sales tax. If you decide weeks or months later to add to your solution, we can consolidate everything into a single invoice.

Our Premier Client services provide large accounts with special handling services to ensure these complex transactions are serviced properly. As a premier client, you have a dedicated finance specialist who manages your account through its life, from first invoice through asset return or purchase. This specialist develops an in-depth understanding of your invoice and payment requirements. For you, this dedication provides a high-quality, easy, and positive financing experience.

For your region specific offers please ask your Lenovo sales representative or your technology provider about the use of Lenovo Financial Services. For more information, see the following Lenovo website:
http://www.lenovofs.com
 

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