System x3550 M4 (E5-2600 v2)Product Guide

Abstract

The System x3550 M4 server provides outstanding performance for your mission-critical applications. Its energy-efficient design supports more cores, memory, and data capacity in a compact 1U package that is easy to service and manage. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors, you can reduce costs while maintaining speed and availability.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the structure of the x3550 M4 (E5-2600 v2) 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 x3550 M4 (E5-2600 v2) and consider its use in IT solutions.

Notes:

  • Models of the System x3550 M4 described in this Product Guide are withdrawn and no longer available for ordering. The replacement product is Lenovo System x3550 M5 (E5-2600 v3).
  • This Product Guide describes withdrawn models of the x3550 M4 with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family. For withdrawn models of the x3550 M4 with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, see the Product Guide System x3550 M4 (E5-2600).

Introduction

The System x3550 M4 server provides outstanding performance for your business-critical applications. Its energy-efficient design supports more cores, memory, and data capacity in a compact 1U package that is easy to service and manage. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors, you can reduce costs while maintaining speed and availability.

Suggested use: database, virtualization, enterprise applications, collaboration/email, streaming media, web, HPC, and cloud applications.

Figure 1 shows the System x3550 M4.

The IBM System x3550 M4
Figure 1. System x3550 M4

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The x3550 M4 offers a flexible, scalable design and a simple upgrade path to eight HDDs plus an optical drive at the same time, and up to 768 GB of memory. The flexible onboard Ethernet solution provides four standard integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports and two optional embedded 10 Gb Ethernet ports without occupying PCIe slots. Comprehensive systems management tools with the next-generation Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) make it easy to deploy, integrate, service, and manage.

Key features

The x3550 M4 is a cost- and density-balanced 1U, 2-socket business-critical server, offering improved performance and pay-as-you grow flexibility along with new features that improve server management capability. The powerful system is designed for your most important business applications and cloud deployments.

Combining balanced performance and flexibility, the x3550 M4 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 RAS and high-efficiency design improves your business environment and helps save operational costs.

Scalability and performance

The x3550 M4 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family
    • Improves productivity by offering superior system performance with up to 12-core processors, up to 30 MB of L3 cache, and up to two 8 GT/s QPI interconnect links.
    • Supports up to two processors, 24 cores, and 48 threads maximize the concurrent execution of multi-threaded applications.
    • Supports up to 1866 MHz memory speeds.
    • Supports up to 768 GB memory with 32 GB LRDIMMs.
  • Intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 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.
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) significantly improve floating point performance for compute-intensive technical and scientific applications compared to Intel Xeon 5600 series processors.
  • 12 Gbps SAS internal storage connectivity doubles the data transfer rate compared to 6 Gb SAS solutions to maximize performance of storage I/O-intensive applications.
  • The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of or along with traditional spinning drives (HDDs) can significantly improve I/O performance. An SSD can support up to 100 times more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
  • The server has four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports and two optional 10 Gb Ethernet ports with mezzanine cards that do not consume a PCIe slot.
  • The server offers PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities that improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by almost 100% (8 GTps per link using 128b/130b encoding) compared to the previous generation of PCI Express 2.0 (5 GTps per link using 8b/10b encoding).
  • With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. This helps to dramatically reduce I/O latency and increase overall system performance.
  • Support for NVIDIA Quadro graphics processing units (GPUs) to maximize computing power.

Availability and serviceability

The x3550 M4 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • The server offers memory mirroring and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
  • Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as CPU, memory, and adapter cards.
  • The server offers hot-swap drives supporting RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • The server has two redundant hot-swap power supplies and six dual-motor hot-swap redundant fans (two fan zones with N+1 fan design) to provide availability for business-critical applications.
  • The power source-independent light path diagnostics panel and individual light path LEDs quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components. This simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability.
  • Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, VRMs, memory, hard disk drives, fans, and power supplies) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates proactive alerts in advance of possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
  • Solid-state drivers (SSDs) offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Built-in Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) 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 speeds up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9x5. Optional service upgrades available.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3550 M4:

  • The server includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) 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.
  • An integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • There is industry-standard AES NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
  • IBM Systems Director offers comprehensive systems management tools that help to increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • 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 x3550 M4 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.
  • The x3550 M4 is Energy Star 2.0 compliant. Energy Star is the trusted, US government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, with the goal of helping customers save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
  • High-efficiency 550 W and 750 W power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum certification. Available 750 W dc power supply option.
  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family offers significantly better performance over the previous generation, while fitting into the same TDP limits.
  • 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 1.35 V DDR3 memory RDIMMs consume up to 19% less energy compared to 1.5 V DDR3 RDIMMs.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) consume as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning 2.5-inch HDDs.
  • 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.
  • IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ provides advanced data center power notification and management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

Components and connectors

Figure 2 shows the front of the server.

Front view of the IBM System x3550 M4
Figure 2. Front view of the System x3550 M4

Figure 3 shows the rear of the server.

Rear view of the IBM System x3550 M4
Figure 3. Rear view of the System x3550 M4

Figure 4 shows the locations of key components inside the server.

Inside view of the IBM System x3550 M4
Figure 4. Inside view of the System x3550 M4

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications
Components Specification
Form factor 1U Rack-mount.
Processor Up to two Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family CPUs with 12 cores (up to 2.7 GHz) or ten cores (up to 3.0 GHz) or eight cores (up to 3.3 GHz) or six cores (up to 3.5 GHz) or four cores (up to 3.5 GHz). Two QPI links up to 8.0 GT/s each. Up to 1866 MHz memory speed. Up to 30 MB L3 cache.
Chipset Intel C604
Memory Up to 24 DIMM sockets (12 DIMMs per processor). RDIMMs and LRDIMMs (Load Reduced DIMMs) are supported but memory types cannot be intermixed. Memory speed up to 1866 MHz.
Memory maximums
  • RDIMMs: Up to 384 GB with 24x 16 GB RDIMMs and two processors
  • LRDIMMs: Up to 768 GB with 24x 32 GB LRDIMMs and two processors
Memory protection ECC, Chipkill (for x4-based memory DIMMs), memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing.
Disk drive bays Up to eight 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs, or up to three 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs, or up to three 3.5" Simple Swap SATA HDDs.
Maximum internal storage Up to 14.4 TB with 1.8 TB 2.5" SAS HDDs, or up to 8 TB with 1 TB 2.5" NL SAS/SATA HDDs, or up to 12.8 TB with 1.6 TB 2.5" SAS/SATA SSDs, or up to 18 TB with 6 TB 3.5" NL SAS/SATA HDDs. Intermix of SAS/SATA is supported.
RAID support
  • 6 Gb SAS/SATA: RAID 0, 1, 10 with H1110, M1115 or M5110. Optional upgrades to RAID 5, 50 available for M1115. Optional upgrades to RAID 5, 50 are available for M5110 (zero-cache; 512 MB battery-backed cache; 512 MB or 1 GB flash-backed cache). Optional upgrade to RAID 6, 60 are available for M5110 with 512 MB or 1 GB cache upgrades.
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA: RAID 0, 1, 10 with optional M5210. Optional upgrades to RAID 5, 50 are available for M5210 (zero-cache; 1 GB non-backed cache; 1 GB or 2 GB flash-backed cache). Optional upgrade to RAID 6, 60 are available for M5210 with 1 GB or 2 GB cache upgrades.
Optical drive bays One, optional, for models with 2.5" drives. Support for DVD-ROM or Multiburner.
Tape drive bays None.
Network interfaces Four integrated Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T ports (RJ-45); two integrated 10 Gb Ethernet ports (10GBASE-T RJ-45 or 10GBASE-SR SFP+ based) on optional 10 Gb Ethernet mezzanine card (does not consume a PCIe slot).
PCI Expansion slots Two slots, depending on the riser cards installed. The slots are as follows (all PCIe slots are PCIe 3.0, all PCI-X slots are 64 bit/133 MHz):
  • Slot 1: PCIe x16; low profile, half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe x8, opt. PCI-X or PCIe x16; full-height/half-length (PCIe x16 req. 2nd CPU)
Additional dedicated slot for ServeRAID adapter.
Ports Two USB 2.0 (three USB 2.0 for 3.5" HDD models) and one DB-15 video on front. Four USB 2.0, one DB-15 video, one DB-9 serial, one RJ-45 systems management, four RJ-45 GbE network ports, two optional RJ-45 or SFP+ 10 GbE network ports on rear. One internal USB ports (for embedded hypervisor).
Cooling Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ with up to six N+1 redundant hot-swap fans (four standard, additional two with second processor or with the x3550 M4 Thermal Solution Kit); two fan zones with N+1 fan design; each fan has two motors.
Power supply Up to two redundant hot-swap 550 W AC or 750 W AC power supplies (80+ Platinum certification), or 750 W DC power supply options.
Hot-swap parts Hard drives, power supplies, fans.
Systems management UEFI, Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2), Predictive Failure Analysis, Light Path Diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, ServerGuide. Optional Advanced Management Module Advanced Upgrade (FoD) for remote presence (graphics, keyboard and mouse, virtual media).
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
Video Matrox G200eR2 with 16 MB memory integrated into the IMM2. Maximum resolution is 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors.
Operating systems Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2 and 2008; Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, and 7; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10, 11, and 12; VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, and 6.0.
Limited warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5/NBD.
Service and support Optional service upgrades are available through Lenovo Services: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 8 hours fix time, one-year or two-year warranty extension, remote technical support for System x hardware and selected third-party (Microsoft, Linux, VMware) software.
Dimensions Height: 43 mm (1.7 in), width: 429 mm (16.9 in), depth: 734 mm (28.9 in)
Weight Minimum configuration: 12.7 kg (28 lb), maximum: 15.9 kg (35.1 lb)

The x3550 M4 servers are shipped with the following items:

  • Statement of Limited Warranty
  • Important Notices
  • Rack Installation Instructions
  • Documentation CD containing Installation and User's Guide
  • IBM Systems Director Flyer
  • System x Gen-III Slides Kit
  • System x Gen-III Cable Management Arm (CMA)
  • 2.8 m C13-C14 power cord (one for models with one power supply and two for models with two power supplies)

Standard models

The following table lists the standard models.

Table 2. Standard models
Model number Intel Xeon processors†
(two maximum)
Memory RAID Drive bays (std / max) Drives GbE I/O slots (std / max) Optical Power
supply (std / max)
Models announced September 2013
7914A3x 1x E5-2603 v2 4C 1.8GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 4GB 1600MHz§ H1110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914B3x 1x E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 4GB 1600MHz§ M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914C3x 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914C5x 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz H1110 3x 3.5" HS / 3 Open bay 4 2 / 2 None 1x 550W HS / 2
7914D3x 1x E5-2630 v2 6C 2.6GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 512MB Flash 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
791423x 1x E5-2637 v2 4C 3.5GHz 15MB 1866MHz 130W 1x 8GB 1866MHz M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 750W HS / 2
7914F3x 1x E5-2640 v2 8C 2.0GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 512MB Flash 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
791433x 1x E5-2643 v2 6C 3.5GHz 25MB 1866MHz 130W 1x 8GB 1866MHz M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 750W HS / 2
7914G3x 1x E5-2650 v2 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 95W 1x 8GB 1866MHz M5110
1GB Flash
4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
791453x 1x E5-2650L v2 10C 1.7GHz 25MB 1600MHz 70W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 1GB Flash 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914H3x 1x E5-2660 v2 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 1866MHz 95W 1x 8GB 1866MHz M5110 1GB Flash 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
791443x 1x E5-2667 v2 8C 3.3GHz 25MB 1866MHz 130W 1x 8GB 1866MHz M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 750W HS / 2
7914J3x 1x E5-2670 v2 10C 2.5GHz 25MB 1866MHz 115W 1x 8GB
1866MHz
M5110 1GB Flash 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914L3x 1x E5-2680 v2 10C 2.8GHz 25MB 1866MHz 115W 1x 8GB
1866MHz
M5110 1GB Flash 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 750W HS / 2
7914M3x 1x E5-2690 v2 10C 3.0GHz 25MB 1866MHz 130W 1x 8GB 1866MHz M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 750W HS / 2
791473x 1x E5-2695 v2 12C 2.4GHz 30MB 1866MHz 115W 1x 8GB 1866MHz M5110 1GB Flash 4x 2.5"
HS / 8
Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 750W HS / 2
791483x 1x E5-2697 v2 12C 2.7GHz 30MB 1866MHz 130W 1x 8GB 1866MHz M5110 1GB Flash 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 750W HS / 2

* x in the Model number represents a country-specific letter (for example, the EMEA Model number is 7914A3G, and the US Model number is 7914A3U). Ask a Lenovo representative for specifics.
† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, TDP.
§ For models A3x and B3x, the standard DIMM is rated at 1600 MHz, but operates at up to 1333 MHz to match the processor memory speed. Actual memory speed maximums depend on several factors, as described in "Memory options".

Express models

The following table lists the Express models.

Table 3. Express models
Model number Intel Xeon processors†
(two maximum)
Memory RAID Drive bays (std / max) Drives GbE I/O slots (std / max) Optical Power
supply (std / max)
United States, Latin America
7914EGU 1x E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz§ M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2
7914EHU 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2
7914EJU 1x E5-2640 v2 8C 2.0GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2
7914EKU 1x E5-2660 v2 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 1866MHz 95W 1x 16GB 1866MHz M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 550W HS / 2
Canada
7914EGU 1x E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz§ M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2
7914EHU 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2
7914EJU 1x E5-2640 v2 8C 2.0GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2
7914EKU 1x E5-2660 v2 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 1866MHz 95W 1x 16GB 1866MHz M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 550W HS / 2
7914CCU 1x E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 2x 16GB 1866MHz§ M5110 1GB  (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 550W HS / 2
7914CEU 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 4x 16GB 1866MHz§ M5110 1GB  (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 550W HS / 2
Latin America (Brazil only)
7914EPU 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 550W HS / 2
7914EQU 1x E5-2640 v2 8C 2.0GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W 2x 8GB 1600MHz M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 550W HS / 2
7914ERU 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 16GB 1600MHz M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 550W HS / 2
7914EUU 1x E5-2640 v2 8C 2.0GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W 2x 16GB 1600MHz M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 550W HS / 2
7914EXU 2x E5-2660 v2 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 1866MHz 95W 4x 16GB 1866MHz M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 550W HS / 2
7914EYU 2x E5-2680 v2 10C 2.8GHz 25MB 1866MHz 115W 8x 16GB 1866MHz M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 750W HS / 2
7914EZU 2x E5-2695 v2 12C 2.4GHz 30MB 1866MHz 115W 8x 16GB 1866MHz M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 750W HS / 2
Asia Pacific (China only)
7914ELC 1x E5-2603 v2 4C 1.8GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz§ M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914EOC 1x E5-2603 v2 4C 1.8GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz§ M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914ESC 1x E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz§ M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914ETC 1x E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz§ M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914EVC 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914EWC 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
Asia Pacific (Australia and New Zealand only)
7914FFM 1x E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz§ M5110 512MB (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914GGM 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 512MB (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 550W HS / 2
Europe
7914E6G 1x E5-2603 v2 4C 1.8GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 4GB 1600MHz§ M1115 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2
7914E7G 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 512MB (c) 8x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2
7914E8G 1x E5-2630 v2 6C 2.6GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 512MB (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 550W HS / 2
7914K4G 1x E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz§ M5110 512MB (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914K5G 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 512MB (f) 3x 3.5” HS / 3 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914K6G 1x E5-2650 v2 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 95W 2x 8GB 1866MHz M5110 1GB  (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914K7G 1x E5-2640 v2 8C 2.0GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 1GB  (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Middle East and Africa (MEA)
7914E7G 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 512MB (c) 8x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2
7914E8G 1x E5-2630 v2 6C 2.6GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 512MB (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 2x 300GB 10K 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 2x 550W HS / 2
7914K4G 1x E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz§ M5110 512MB (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914K5G 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 512MB (f) 3x 3.5” HS / 3 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
7914E9G 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 512MB (f) 8x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2
7914EFG 1x E5-2630 v2 6C 2.6GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 16GB 1866MHz§ M5110 512MB (f) 8x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2
7914K4G 1x E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz§ M5110 512MB (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914K5G 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 512MB (f) 3x 3.5” HS / 3 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914K6G 1x E5-2650 v2 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 95W 2x 8GB 1866MHz M5110 1GB  (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Optional 1x 550W HS / 2
7914K7G 1x E5-2640 v2 8C 2.0GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W 1x 8GB 1600MHz M5110 1GB  (f) 4x 2.5" HS / 8 Open bay 4 2 / 2 Multi- burner 1x 550W HS / 2

† Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, number of cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, TDP.
(c) The ServeRAID M5110 RAID controller in this model includes cache memory with optional battery backup.
(f) The ServeRAID M5110 RAID controller in this model includes flash-backed cache memory.
§ The standard DIMM is rated at 1600 MHz (models E6G, EGU, ELC, EOC, ESC, ETC, FFM, and K4G) or 1866 MHz (model CCU), but operates at up to 1333 MHz to match the processor memory speed. For models EFG and CEU, the standard DIMM is rated at 1866 MHz, but operates at up to 1600 MHz to match the processor memory speed. Actual memory speed maximums depend on several factors, as described in "Memory options".

Processor options

The x3550 M4 supports the processor options listed in the following table. The server supports up to two processors. This table shows which server models have each processor standard. If there is no corresponding where used model for a particular processor, then this processor is only available through CTO. The part numbers include two system fans.

Table 4. Processor options
Part number Feature codes* Description Standard models
where used
46W2835 A3X3 / A3WK Intel Xeon Processor E5-2603 v2 4C 1.8GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 80W A3x
46W2836 A3X4 / A3WL Intel Xeon Processor E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 80W B3x
46W2837 A3X5 / A3WM Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 80W C3x
00Y7257 A469 / A467 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2628L v2 8C 1.9GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 70W -
46W2838 A3X6 / A3WN Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630 v2 6C 2.6GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 80W D3x
46W2849 A3X7 / A3WP Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630L v2 6C 2.4GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 60W -
46W2846 A3XG / A3WY Intel Xeon Processor E5-2637 v2 4C 3.5GHz 15MB Cache 1866MHz 130W 23x
46W2839 A3X8 / A3WQ Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v2 8C 2.0GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 95W F3x
46W2847 A3XH / A3WZ Intel Xeon Processor E5-2643 v2 6C 3.5GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 130W 33x
00Y7259 A468 / A466 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2648L v2 10C 1.9GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 70W -
46W2840 A3X9 / A3WR Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v2 8C 2.6GHz 20MB Cache 1866MHz 95W G3x
46W2850 A3XF / A3WX Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650L v2 10C 1.7GHz 25MB Cache 1600MHz 70W 53x
46W2841 A3XA / A3WS Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 v2 10C 2.2GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 95W H3x
46W2848 A3XJ / A3X0 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2667 v2 8C 3.3GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 130W 43x
46W2842 A3XC / A3WU Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v2 10C 2.5GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 115W J3x
46W2843 A3XD / A3WV Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v2 10C 2.8GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 115W L3x
46W2844 A3XE / A3WW Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 v2 10C 3.0GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 130W M3x
46W2833 A3XK / A3X1 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695 v2 12C 2.4GHz 30MB Cache 1866MHz 115W 73x
46W2834 A3XL / A3X2 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v2 12C 2.7GHz 30MB Cache 1866MHz 130W 83x

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

Memory options

System x DDR3 memory is compatibility tested and tuned for optimal System x performance and throughput. System x memory specifications are integrated into the light path diagnostics for immediate system performance feedback and optimum system uptime. From a service and support standpoint, System x memory automatically assumes the system's warranty, and Lenovo provides service and support worldwide.

The System x3550 M4 supports DDR3 memory. 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:

  • Server supports RDIMMs, and LRDIMMs.
  • Mixing different types of memory (RDIMMs and LRDIMMs) is not supported.
  • Mixing 1.5 V and 1.35 V DIMMs in the same server is supported; in such cases, all DIMMs operate at 1.5 V.
  • The maximum number of ranks supported per one channel is eight (with the exception of Load Reduced DIMMs, where more than eight ranks are supported because one quad-rank LRDIMM provides the same electrical load on a memory bus as a single-rank RDIMM).
  • The maximum quantity of DIMMs that can be installed in server depends on number of CPUs, DIMM type, rank, and operating voltage as shown in the "Maximum quantity" row in the following table.
  • All DIMMs in all CPU memory channels operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of:
    • The memory speed supported by the specific CPU.
    • The lowest of maximum operating speeds for the selected memory configuration that depends on rated speed, operating voltage, and quantity of DIMMs per channel, as shown under "Maximum operating speed" section in the following table.

The following table shows the characteristics of the supported DIMMs. Tables cells highlighted with a gray background indicate when the combination of DIMM voltage and the number of DIMMs per channel still allows the DIMMs to operate at a rated speed.

Table 5. Maximum memory speeds
DIMM
specification
RDIMM
LRDIMM
Rank Single rank Dual rank Dual rank Quad rank
Part numbers 00D5024 (4 GB)
00D5036 (8 GB)
00D5020 (4 GB)
00D5032 (8 GB)
00D5040 (8 GB) 00D5048 (16 GB) 46W0761 (32 GB)
Rated speed 1600 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Rated voltage 1.35 V 1.5 V 1.5 V 1.5 V 1.5 V
Operating voltage 1.35 V 1.5 V 1.5 V 1.5 V 1.5 V 1.5 V
Max qty supported* 24 24 24 24 24 24
Max DIMM capacity 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
Max memory capacity 192 GB 192 GB 192 GB 384 GB 384 GB 768 GB
Max. memory at rated speed None 128 GB 64 GB 64 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Maximum operating speed
1 DIMM per channel 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
3 DIMMs per channel 800 MHz 1066 MHz 1066 MHz 1066 MHz 1066 MHz 1066 MHz

* The maximum quantity that is supported is shown for two processors installed.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

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

If memory mirroring is used, then DIMMs must be installed in pairs (a minimum of one pair per each CPU), 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.

The following table lists memory options available for the x3550 M4 server.

Table 6. Memory options
Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
Standard models
where used
RDIMMs - 1600 MHz
00D5024 A3QE 4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM 24 (12 per CPU) A3x, B3x
00D5036 A3QH 8GB (1x8GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM 24 (12 per CPU) 53x, C3x, C5x, D3x, F3x
RDIMMs - 1866 MHz
00D5020 A3QD 4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM 24 (12 per CPU) -
00D5032 A3QG 8GB (1x8GB, 1Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM 24 (12 per CPU) 23x, 33x, 43x, 73x, 83x, G3x, H3x, J3x, L3x, M3x
00D5040 A3QJ 8GB (1x8GB, 2Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM 24 (12 per CPU) -
00D5048 A3QL 16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP RDIMM 24 (12 per CPU) -
LRDIMMs
46W0761 A47K 32GB (1x32GB, 4Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz LP LRDIMM 24 (12 per CPU) -

Internal storage

The System x3550 M4 server supports the following internal storage configurations:

  • Eight 2.5" Slim-SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap hard drive bays
  • Four 2.5" Slim-SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap hard drive bays
  • Three 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA hard drive bays
  • Three 3.5" Simple Swap SATA hard drive bays (only available in CTO)

Figure 5 shows the first three of these configurations.

Internal drive configurations
Figure 5. Internal drive configurations

Backplanes

All standard models, except C5x, ship with four 2.5" Slim-SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap hard drive bays. Model C5x ships with three 3.5" SAS/SATA hot-swap hard drive bays. The following table shows the internal storage expansion options available for the x3550 M4 server.

Table 7. Internal storage expansion options
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
6 Gbps drive backplane connectivity
81Y6657 A1HN x3550 M4 plus 4x 2.5" HDD Assembly Kit 1
12 Gbps drive backplane connectivity (support is planned for later in 2013)
None* A464 x3550M4 4x 2.5" HS HDD Assembly Kit for 12Gb RAID 1
00Y7297 A465 x3550M4 2.5" HDD Assembly Kit for 12Gb RAID 1
00Y8597 A4K4 x3550M4 mini-SAS Cable Kit for 12Gb RAID 1

* Available only via CTO or special bid.

Option 81Y6657 upgrades models with four hot-swap HDD bays to eight hot-swap HDD bays. Models A2x and A3x require H1110 to be replaced by M1115 or M5110 to support eight HDDs. An optical drive can be installed internally when this option is used.

Option 00Y7297 together with option 00Y8597 upgrades CTO models with four 12 Gb 2.5" hot-swap drive bays to eight 12 Gb hot-swap 2.5" drive bays.

Controllers for internal storage

The following table lists the RAID controllers and the additional options used for the internal disk storage of the x3550 M4 server. The controllers are installed into a dedicated PCIe slot.

Table 8. RAID controllers and HBAs for internal storage (Part 1: 6 Gbps SAS/SATA)
Part number Feature code Description Maximum supported Standard models
where used
6 Gbps Controllers
81Y4492 A1XL ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller 1 A3x, C5x
81Y4448 A1MZ ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller 1 B3x, C3x
81Y4481 A347 ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller 1 23x, 33x, 43x, 53x, 73x, 83x, D3x, F3x, G3x, H3x, J3x, L3x, M3x
46M0912 3876 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA 1 -
46C8988 A3MW N2115 SAS/SATA HBA 1 -
Hardware upgrades (per controller)
81Y4484 A1J3 ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
81Y4487 A1J4 ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 D3x, F3x
81Y4559 A1WY ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 53x, 73x, 83x, G3x, H3x, J3x, L3x
47C8670 A4G6 ServeRAID M5100 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
81Y4508 A22E ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit 1* -
Features on Demand upgrades (per server)
81Y4542 A1X1 ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
81Y4544 A1X2 ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
81Y4546 A1X3 ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade 1† -
90Y4273 A2MC ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Accelerator 1† -
90Y4318 A2MD ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler 1† -

* The ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit (81Y4508) is only supported with ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade (81Y4484).
† This upgrade requires a cache memory upgrade.

Table 8. RAID controllers and HBAs for internal storage (Part 2: 12 Gbps SAS / 6 Gbps SATA)
Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
Standard models
where used
12 Gb Controllers
46C9114 A45W ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller 1 -
46C9110 A3YZ ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller 1 -
47C8675 A3YY N2215 SAS/SATA HBA 1 -
Hardware upgrades (per controller)
47C8656 A3Z0 ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
47C8660 A3Z1 ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
47C8664 A3Z2 ServeRAID M5200 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
47C8668 A3Z3 ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
Feature on Demand upgrades (per server)
00AE930 A5H5 ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
47C8708 A3Z6 ServeRAID M5200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
47C8706 A3Z5 ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade 1* -
47C8710 A3Z7 ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator 1* -
47C8712 A3Z8 ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler 1* -

* Requires cache memory upgrade (47C8656, 47C8660, 47C8664, or 47C8668).

The ServeRAID H1110 adapter has the following specifications:

  • Four internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • One x4 mini-SAS internal connector (SFF-8087)
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • Based on LSI SAS2004 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCIe x4 Gen 3 host interface
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 1E, and 10
  • Connects to up to four SAS or SATA drives

The ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:

  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
  • Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M1100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe x8 Gen 3 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps ROC controller

The ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:

  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
  • Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M5100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
  • Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
  • Supports 512 MB battery-backed cache or 512 MB, 1 GB, or 2 GB flash-backed cache
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe x8 Gen 3 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps ROC controller

The ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:

  • Eight internal 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two x4 HD mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8643)
  • Supports connections to SAS/SATA drives and SAS Expanders
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
  • Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M5200 Series RAID 5 upgrades
  • Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
  • Supports 1 GB non-backed cache or 1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB flash-backed cache
  • Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS3108 12 Gbps ROC controller

The 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA has the following specifications:

  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • Supports connections to SAS/SATA HDDs and SATA SSDs
  • Optimized for SSD performance
  • No RAID support
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe 2.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps controller

The N2115 SAS/SATA HBA has the following specifications:

  • Eight internal 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two x4 mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
  • Supports connections to SAS/SATA HDDs and SATA SSDs
  • Optimized for SSD performance
  • No RAID support
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2308 6 Gbps controller

The N2215 SAS/SATA HBA has the following specifications:

  • Eight internal 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two x4 HD mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8643)
  • Supports connections to SAS/SATA HDDs and SATA SSDs
  • Optimized for SSD performance
  • No RAID support
  • Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS3008 12 Gbps controller

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the RAID adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/raid?rt=product-guide

Internal drive options

The following table lists hard drive options for internal disk storage of the x3550 M4 server.

Table 9. Disk drive options for internal disk storage
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps SAS
90Y8926 A2XB 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD 8
90Y8877 A2XC 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD 8
81Y9670 A283 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS HDD 8
90Y8872 A2XD 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD 8
00AJ300 A4VB 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD 8
81Y9650 A282 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD 8
00AD075 A48S 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD 8
00NA441 ASCD 1.8TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS 512e HDD 8
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SAS
90Y8953 A2XE 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD 8
81Y9690 A1P3 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD 8
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SATA
81Y9722 A1NX 250GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD 8
81Y9726 A1NZ 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD 8
81Y9730 A1AV 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD 8
2.5-inch hot-swap SEDs - 6 Gbps SAS
90Y8913 A2XF 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED 8
90Y8908 A3EF 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED 8
81Y9662 A3EG 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED 8
00AD085 A48T 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS SED 8
2.5-inch hot-swap SDDs - Enterprise 6 Gbps SAS
49Y6129 A3EW 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD 8
49Y6134 A3EY 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD 8
49Y6139 A3F0 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD 8
49Y6195 A4GH 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD 8
2.5-inch hot-swap SDDs - Enterprise 6 Gbps SATA
41Y8331 A4FL S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD 8
41Y8336 A4FN S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD 8
41Y8341 A4FQ S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD 8
2.5-inch hot-swap SDDs - Enterprise Entry/Value 6 Gbps SATA
00YC365 AT8M 120GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 2.5" SSD 8
00AJ355 A56Z 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 8
00YC370 AT8N 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 2.5" SSD 8
00AJ360 A570 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 8
00FN298 AS0D 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Entry SSD 8
00YC375 AT8P 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 2.5" SSD 8
00AJ365 A571 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 8
00FN327 AS0E 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Entry SSD 8
00AJ370 A572 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 8
00YC380 AT8Q 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 2.5" SSD 8
00AJ000 A4KM S3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 8
00AJ005 A4KN S3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 8
00AJ010 A4KP S3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 8
00AJ015 A4KQ S3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 8
00FN268 A5U4 S3500 1.6TB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 8
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps SAS
49Y6092 A3DV 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD 3
49Y6102 A3DX 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD 3
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SAS
90Y8567 A26M 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD 3
90Y8572 A2U0 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD 3
90Y8577 A2R2 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD 3
49Y6210 A4AF 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS HDD 3
00ML213 AS78 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 3
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SATA
81Y9786 A22Y 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD 3
81Y9790 A22P 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD 3
81Y9794 A22T 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD 3
00FN113 A5VD 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 3
81Y9798 A22S 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD 3
49Y6002 A3W9 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD 3
00FN143 A5VH 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 3
00FN173 A5VM 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD 3
3.5-inch hot-swap SEDs - 6 Gbps NL SATA
00W1543 A4AJ 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5'' G2HS SED 3
3.5-inch simple-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SATA
81Y9802 A22U 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD 3
81Y9806 A22X 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD 3
81Y9810 A22W 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD 3

Internal backup units

The server does not support internal tape drive options or other internal backup units. However, it can be attached to the external tape drives using SAS or Fibre Channel connectivity (see Table 26).

Optical drives

The server supports the optical drive options listed in the following table. Server models with 3.5" HDDs do not support internal optical drive; they provide a third USB port on the front for an external optical drive.

Table 10. Optical drives
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Standard models
where used
46M0901 4161 UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM 1 -
46M0902 4163 UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner 1 -

UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM (part number 46M0901) supports the following media and speeds for reading:

  • CD-ROM 24X
  • CD-DA (DAE) 20X
  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 24X
  • DVD-ROM (single layer) 8X
  • DVD-ROM (dual layer) 8X
  • DVD-R (4.7 GB) 6X
  • DVD-R DL 4X
  • DVD+R 6X
  • DVD+R DL 4X
  • DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 4X
  • DVD+RW 4X
  • DVD-RAM (4.7/9.4 GB) 4X

UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner (46M0902) supports the same media and speeds for reading as DVD-ROM (46M0901). 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 16X
  • Ultra Speed Plus CD-RW 16X
  • DVD-R 8X
  • DVD-R DL 6X
  • DVD+R 8X
  • DVD+R DL 6X
  • DVD-RW 6X
  • DVD+RW 8X
  • DVD-RAM 5X

I/O expansion options

The server supports two PCI slots 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 as follows:

  • Slot 1: PCIe x16; low profile, half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe x16, PCIe x8, or PCI-X; full-height, half-length (PCIe x16 slot requires second processor)

Riser 1 supplies slot 1, and riser 2 supplies slot 2. All standard models except for model DDx have two riser cards installed that provide one PCIe x16 Gen 3 slot and one PCIe x8 Gen 3 slot (features A1HJ and A1HK).

You can replace the second riser card with one of the following (or configure one of these riser cards instead of the second riser card using special bid or CTO), provided a second processor is also installed:

  • A riser with one PCIe x16 Gen 3 slot (69Y5671, feature A1HL)
  • A riser with one PCIe x8 Gen 3 slot (69Y5670, feature A1HK
  • A riser with one PCI-X 64 bit/133 MHz slot (69Y5669, feature A1HM)

The following table lists the PCI riser card options.

Table 11. PCI riser card options
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Models
where used
94Y7585 A1HJ x3550 M4 PCIe Riser Card 1 (1 x16 LP Slot) 1 All models
69Y5670 A1HK x3550 M4 PCIe Gen-III Riser Card 2 (1 x8 FH/HL Slot) 1 All models
69Y5671 A1HL x3550 M4 PCIe Gen-III Riser Card 2 (1 x16 FH/HL Slot) 1 -
69Y5669 A1HM x3550 M4 PCI-X Riser Card 2 (1 PCIX FH/HL Slot) 1 -

The x3550 M4 Thermal Solution Kit, 00Y7117 contains two 40mm fans which provides the fifth and sixth system fans needed for these options when only one processor is installed:

  • All supported PCIe SSD adapters
  • QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA
  • QLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA
  • ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller
  • Solarflare SFN5162F MR Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter

The Thermal Solution Kit is not needed if two processors are installed, since the second processor includes these fans.

Table 12. Thermal Solution Kit
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
00Y7117 A47L* x3550 M4 Thermal Solution Kit (contains two fans) 1

* For CTO orders, quantity two of feature code A40L, x3550 M4 Addl Fan for High Performance Adapters will be substituted.

Network adapters

The x3550 M4 supports four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Integrated NICs have the following features:

  • An Intel I350AM4 chip
  • Four GbE ports
  • TCP Offload Engine (TOE) support
  • Wake on LAN support
  • 802.1Q VLAN tagging support
  • IPv6 support
  • NIC Teaming (load balancing and failover)

Optionally, two 10 Gb Ethernet ports can be added by installing the a dual-port 10 Gb Ethernet mezzanine card as listed in the following table. Mezzanine cards use a dedicated connector on the system board and do not consume a PCI expansion slot.

The following table lists additional supported network adapters.

Table 13. Network adapters
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
10 Gb Ethernet Mezzanine cards (does not consume a PCI expansion slot)
44T1360 A4YQ Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE SFP+ Mezz Adapter 1*
00Y7730 A4MC Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA IIIr 1*
90Y5178 A2TE Emulex Embedded VFA III FCoE/iSCSI License
(Features on Demand Upgrade for 00Y7730)
1
49Y7980 A3JS Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter 1*
49Y7990 A3JT Intel X540 Dual Port 10GBase-T Embedded Adapter 1
90Y6454 A22H QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA 1*†
90Y5179 A2TF QLogic Embedded VFA FCoE/iSCSI License (FoD)
(Features on Demand Upgrade for 90Y6454)
1
InfiniBand Mezzanine cards (does not consume a PCI expansion slot)
00D4143 A36R Dual Port FDR Embedded Adapter 1*
40 Gb Ethernet
00D9550 A3PN Mellanox ConnectX-3 FDR VPI IB/E Adapter 2*
InfiniBand
00D9550 A3PN Mellanox ConnectX-3 FDR VPI IB/E Adapter 2*
10 Gb Ethernet
44T1370 A5GZ Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE BaseT Adapter 2
94Y5180 A4Z6 Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter 2*
00JY820 A5UT Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter 1*
00JY830 A5UU Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW 1*
None** AS3M Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Integrated Adapter 1*
00JY824 A5UV Emulex VFA5 FCoE/iSCSI SW for PCIe Adapter (FoD)
(FoD license for 00JY820 or feature AS3M; included with 00JY830)
1
00D8540 A4XH Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA IIIr 2*
95Y3760 A2U2 Emulex VFA III FCoE/iSCSI License
(FoD license for 00D8540 - one for each adapter)
2
49Y7960 A2EC Intel X520-DA2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter 2*
49Y7970 A2ED Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter 2
81Y3520 AS73 Intel X710 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter 2*
81Y9990 A1M4 Mellanox ConnectX-2 Dual Port 10GbE Adapter 2*
00D9690 A3PM Mellanox ConnectX-3 10GbE Adapter 2*
90Y4600 A3MR QLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA 2*†
00Y5624 A3MT QLogic 8200 VFA FCoE/iSCSI License (FoD)
(FoD license for 90Y4600 - one for each adapter)
2
47C9952 A47H Solarflare SFN5162F MR Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter 2*
47C9977 A522 Solarflare SFN7122F 2x10GbE SFP+ Flareon Ultra 2*
Gigabit Ethernet
00AG500 A56K Intel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter 2
00AG510 A56L Intel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter 2
00AG520 A56M Intel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter 2
42C1780 2995 Broadcom NetXtreme 2xGbE BaseT Adapter 2
49Y4230 5767 Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 2
49Y4240 5768 Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 2
90Y9352 A2V3 Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter 2
90Y9370 A2V4 Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter 2

* SFP+ and QSFP+ based adapters require supported transceivers or DAC cables that must be purchased separately.
† The QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA and QLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA both require the x3550 M4 Thermal Solution Kit, 00Y7117 or the second processor (with additional system fans).
** CTO only.

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Networking adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ethernet?rt=product-guide

Storage host bus adapters

The following table lists storage HBAs supported by the x3550 M4 server.

Table 14. Storage adapters
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Fibre Channel - 16 Gb
81Y1662 A2W6 Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA 2
81Y1655 A2W5 Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA 2
00Y3337 A3KW QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA 2
00Y3341 A3KX QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA 2
Fibre Channel - 8 Gb
42D0485 3580 Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA 2
42D0494 3581 Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA 2
42D0501 3578 QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA 2
42D0510 3579 QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA 2
SAS
46M0907 5982 6Gb SAS HBA 2
46C9010 A3MV N2125 SAS/SATA HBA 2
00AE912 A5M0 N2225 SAS/SATA HBA 2

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Host bus adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/hba?rt=product-guide

PCIe SSD adapters

The server supports the High IOPS SSD adapters listed in the following table.

Table 15. SSD adapters
Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
Enterprise
00AE995 ARYP 1000GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 1
00AE998 ARYQ 1300GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 1
00JY001 ARYR 2600GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 1
00JY004 ARYS 5200GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 1*
Enterprise Value
00AE983 ARYK 1250GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter 1
00AE986 ARYL 1600GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter 1
00AE989 ARYM 3200GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter 1
00AE992 ARYN 6400GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter 1*

* The 5200GB and 6400GB 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 details about these adapters, see the Lenovo Press Product Guides in the PCIe SSD Adapters category, found at the following address:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ssdadapter?rt=product-guide

GPU adapters

The server supports a graphics processing unit (GPU) provided the x16 riser card (69Y5671, feature A1HL) is installed. The server provides up to 225W of external power to each GPU. The following table lists the supported GPUs.

Table 16. GPU adapters
Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
None* A3WH NVIDIA Quadro K600 1

* These GPU adapters are available via Special Bid or CTO only.

If the NVIDIA Quadro K600 is installed, the maximum memory that can be installed is 1 TB.

Power supplies

The server supports up to two redundant power supplies, providing N+1 redundancy. Standard models come with one or two power supplies (model dependent). The following table lists the power supplies. An AC power supply ships standard with one 2.8 m C13 - C14 power cord.

Table 17. Power supplies
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Standard models
where used
94Y6668 A1H6 System x 550W High Efficiency
Platinum AC Power Supply
2 A3x, B3x, C3x, C5x, D3x, F3x, G3x, 53x, H3x, J3x
94Y6669 A1H5 System x 750W High Efficiency
Platinum AC Power Supply
2 L3x, M3x, 23x, 33x, 43x, 73x, 83x
94Y7631 A39N System x 750W High Efficiency
-48 V DC Power Supply
2 -

General power supply rules are as follows:

  • Minimum of 1 and maximum of 2 power supplies per system.
  • If 2 are installed, power supplies must be identical.

Important: It is highly recommended to validate server configuration for specific power requirements using the latest version of the System x Power Configurator:
https://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=LNVO-PWRCONF

This will ensure that the right power supply is chosen for optimal performance.

Integrated virtualization

The server supports VMware ESXi installed on a USB memory key. The key is installed in a USB socket inside the server. The following table lists the virtualization options.

Table 18. Virtualization options
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
41Y8298 A2G0 Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads 1
41Y8382 A4WZ USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 1

Systems management

The server contains Integrated Management Module II (IMM2), 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 IMM lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. Optionally, the IMM also provides a virtual presence capability for remote server management capabilities.

The IMM 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, regardless of the system state
  • 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 IMM restarts the server when the IMM 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 19. Remote management option
Part number Feature code Description Maximum quantity supported
90Y3901 A1ML Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade 1

All standard models ship with a pop-out light path diagnostics panel on the front of the server (See Figure 2). Configure-to-order (CTO) customers may elect to deselect this feature and instead have a basic light path diagnostics panel on the front of the server. The following table shows the two light path diagnostics features.

Table 20. Light path diagnostics options
Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
Models
where used
None* A1LF System x Lightpath Kit 1 -
00Y7676 A2U6 System x Advanced Lightpath Kit 1 All models

* CTO only

Operating systems

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 12
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 12 with Xen
  • VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.0
  • VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.1
  • VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.5
  • VMware vSphere (ESXi) 6.0

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

Physical and electrical specifications

Dimensions and weight:

  • Height: 43 mm (1.7 in)
  • Width: 429 mm (16.9 in)
  • Depth: 734 mm (28.9 in)
  • Weight:
    • Minimum configuration: 12.7 kg (28 lb)
    • Maximum configuration: 15.9 kg (35.1 lb)

Supported 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.
    • 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)
    • Specific microprocessors:
      • Microprocessor Intel Xeon E5-2690, 135 W:
        • Temperature: 10 °C to 27 °C (50 °F to 80.6 °F)
        • Altitude: 0 to 304.8 m (1,000 ft)
      • Microprocessor models with 115 W and 130 W:
        • Temperature: 10 °C to 35 °C (50 °F to 95 °F)
        • Altitude: 0 to 914.4 m (3,000 ft)
  • Humidity
    • Server on: 8% to 85%, maximum dew point 24 °C, maximum rate of change 5 °C/hr
    • Server off: 8% to 85%, maximum dew point 27 °C
  • Design to ASHRAE Class A3, ambient of 36 °C to 40 °C (96.8 °F to 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 750 W power supplies:
      • 100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 8.9 A
      • 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 4.5 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.14 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 0.9 kVA
    • Models with 550 W 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: 0.66 kVA
  • BTU output
    • Minimum configuration: 461 Btu/hr (135 watts)
    • Maximum configuration: 2900 Btu/hr (850 watts)
  • Noise level
    • 6.5 bels (operating)
    • 6.3 bels (idle)

Warranty options

The System x3550 M4 has a three-year warranty with 24x7 standard call center support and 9x5 Next Business Day onsite coverage. 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, visit the Lenovo Services website:
https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac

The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.

Table 21. Warranty service definitions
Term Description
On-site service A service technician will arrive at the client’s location for equipment service.
24x7x2 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within two hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including Lenovo holidays.
24x7x4 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within four hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including Lenovo holidays.
9x5x4 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within four business hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the client's local time zone, Monday-Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. For example, if a customer reports an incident at 3:00 pm on Friday, the technician will arrive by 10:00 am the following Monday.
9x5 next business day A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location on the business day after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the client's local time zone, Monday - Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. Calls received after 4:00 pm local time require an extra business day for service dispatch. Next business day service is not guaranteed.
Committed Repair Problems receive priority handling so that repairs are completed within the committed time of 6, 8, or 24 hours. Lenovo provides service 24 hours/day, every day, including Lenovo holidays.

The following Lenovo warranty service upgrades are available:

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

    Committed Repair Services 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
    • Committed repair service levels are measured within the following coverage hours:
      • 24x7x6: Service performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, within 6 hours
      • 24x7x8: Service performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, within 8 hours
      • 24x7x24: Service performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, within 24 hours
  • Hard Drive Retention

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

  • Remote Technical Support Services (RTS)

    RTS provides comprehensive technical call center support for covered servers, storage, operating systems, and applications. Providing a single source for support of hardware and software issues, RTS can reduce problem resolution time, decreasing the cost to address technical problems and increasing uptime. Offerings are available for Windows, Linux, IBM Systems Director, VMware, Microsoft business applications, and Lenovo System x storage devices, and IBM OEM storage devices.

Regulatory compliance

The server conforms to the following standards:

  • Energy Star 2.0
  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 4, 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
  • IEC 60950-1(CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • China CCC (GB4943), GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
  • Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
  • Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1, GOST R 51318.22, GOST R 51318.24, GOST R 51317.3.2, GOST R 51317.3.3
  • 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 2011/65/E)

External disk storage expansion

The server supports attachment to external storage expansion enclosures, such as the EXP2500 series, by using either the ServeRAID M5120 (6 Gbps) or M5225 (12 Gbps) SAS/SATA Controller.

Table 22. RAID controllers and options for external disk storage expansion
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Standard models
where used
81Y4478** A1WX ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller 2** -
00AE938 A5ND ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller 1 -
Hardware upgrades for the M5120 (per controller)
81Y4508 A22E ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit 1* -
81Y4484 A1J3 ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
81Y4487 A1J4 ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
81Y4559 A1WY ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
47C8670 A4G6 ServeRAID M5100 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
Feature on Demand upgrades for the M5120 (per server)
81Y4544 A1X2 ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
90Y4318 A2MD ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler 1† -
90Y4273 A2MC ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Key 1† -
81Y4546 A1X3 ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade 1† -
Feature on Demand upgrades for the M5225 (per server)
47C8706 A3Z5 ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade 1 -
47C8710 A3Z7 ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator 1 -
47C8712 A3Z8 ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler 1 -

* The ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit (81Y4508) is only supported with ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade (81Y4484).
† This FoD upgrade requires a cache memory upgrade.
** The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller requires the x3550 M4 Thermal Solution Kit, 00Y7117 or the second processor (with additional system fans).

The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:

  • Eight external 6 Gbps SAS/SATA portscool
  • Two external x4 mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8088)
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
  • Supports RAID levels 5 and 50 with optional M5100 Series RAID 5 upgrades
  • Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
  • Supports 512 MB battery-backed cache or 512 MB, 1 GB, or 2 GB flash-backed cache
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe x8 Gen 3 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps ROC controller
  • Supports connectivity to the EXP2512 and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures

The ServeRAID M5225 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:

  • Eight external 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Supports 12, 6, and 3 Gbps SAS and 6 and 3 Gbps SATA data transfer rates
  • Two external x4 mini-SAS HD connectors (SFF-8644)
  • Supports 2 GB flash-backed cache (standard)
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50 (standard)
  • Supports RAID 6 and 60 with the optional M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade
  • Supports optional M5200 Series Performance Accelerator and SSD Caching upgrades
  • PCIe x8 Gen 3 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS3108 12 Gbps ROC controller
  • Supports connectivity to the EXP2512 and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures

For more information, see the following Lenovo Press Product Guides:

The controllers support connectivity to the external expansion enclosures listed in the following table. Up to nine expansion enclosures can be daisy-chained per one external controller port. For better performance, distribute expansion enclosures evenly across both ports of a controller.

Table 23. External expansion enclosures
Part number Description Maximum quantity supported per one controller
610012X EXP2512 Storage Enclosure 17
610024X EXP2524 Storage Enclosure 9

The external SAS cables listed in the following table support connectivity between external expansion enclosures and the controller.

Table 24. External SAS cables for external storage expansion enclosures
Part number Description Maximum quantity supported per one enclosure
ServeRAID M5120 - Server to Expansion enclosure connectivity (Mini-SAS x4 to Mini-SAS x4)
00WC017 1 m SAS Cable 1
00WC018 3 m SAS Cable 1
ServeRAID M5225 - Server to Expansion enclosure connectivity (Mini-SAS HD x4 to Mini-SAS x4)
00Y2459 0.6m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS) 1
00Y2461 1.5m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS) 1
00Y2463 3m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS) 1
Expansion enclosure to Expansion enclosure connectivity (Mini-SAS x4 to Mini-SAS x4)
00WC017 1 m SAS Cable 1
00WC018 3 m SAS Cable 1

The following table lists the drives supported by EXP2512 external expansion enclosures.

Table 25. Drive options for EXP2512 external expansion enclosures
Part number Description Maximum quantity supported per one enclosure
3.5" NL SAS HS HDDs
00NC555 2TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD 12
00NC557 3TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD 12
00NC559 4TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 3.5" HDD 12

The following table lists the hard disk drives supported by EXP2524 external expansion enclosures.

Table 26. Drive options for EXP2524 external expansion enclosures
Part number Description Maximum quantity supported per one enclosure
2.5" NL SAS HS HDDs
00NC571 1TB 7,200 rpm 6Gb SAS NL 2.5" HDD 24
2.5" SAS HS HDDs
00NC561 146GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD 24
00NC563 300GB 15,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD 24
00NC565 600GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD 24
00NC567 900GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD 24
00NC569 1.2TB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD 24
2.5" SAS HS SSDs
00NC573 200GB 6Gb SAS 2.5" SSD 24
00NC575 400GB 6Gb SAS 2.5" SSD 24

External disk storage systems

The following table lists the external storage systems that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in x3550 M4 solutions.

Table 27. External disk storage systems
Part number Description
Lenovo Storage S2200
64112B1 Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64112B2 Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B1 Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B2 Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64112B3 Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64112B4 Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B3 Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B4 Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
Lenovo Storage S3200
64113B1 Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B2 Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B1 Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B2 Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B3 Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B4 Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B3 Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B4 Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
IBM Storwize
6096CU2 IBM Storwize V3500 3.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit
6096CU3 IBM Storwize V3500 2.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit
6099L2C IBM Storwize V3700 3.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6099S2C IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6099T2C IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch DC Storage Controller Unit
6194L2C IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Control Enclosure
6194S2C IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Control Enclosure
6195SC5 IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit

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 in x3550 M4 solutions.

Table 28. External backup options
Part number Description
External tape enclosures
61901UX IBM Multimedia Backup Enclosure
Backup drives for IBM Multimedia Backup Enclosure
00NV402 6190 HH LTO5 SAS Tape Drive
00NV404 6190 HH LTO6 SAS Tape Drive
00NV406 6190 RDX 3.0 Dock/320GB Cartridge Bundle
00NV407 6190 RDX 3.0 Dock/500GB Cartridge Bundle
00NV408 6190 RDX 3.0 Dock/1.0TB Cartridge Bundle
00NV455 6190 RDX 3.0 Dock/2.0TB Cartridge Bundle
External backup units
362532Y RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge
362550Y RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge
36251TY RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge
6160S6X IBM TS2360 Tape Drive Model S63
6160S6E IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S
6160S5E IBM TS2250 Tape Drive Model H5S
6171S4R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO4 HH SAS
6171S5R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO5 HH SAS
6171S6R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO6 HH SAS
61732UL IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U
61734UL IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U
Fibre Channel backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
00NA101 6173 LTO Ultrium 4 Fibre Channel Drive Sled
00NA103 6173 LTO Ultrium 4 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
00NA107 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive
00NA113 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
00NA115 6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel Drive
00NA119 6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
SAS backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
00NA121 6173 LTO Ultrium 4 SAS Drive Sled
00NA105 6173 LTO Ultrium 4 Half High SAS DriveV2 Sled
00NA109 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled
00NA111 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High SAS Drive Sled
00NA117 6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High SAS Drive Sled

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Backup units category:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/tape

Top-of-rack Ethernet switches

The following table lists the top-of-rack Ethernet switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in x3550 M4 solutions.

Table 29. Top-of-rack switches
Part number Description
1 Gb Ethernet top-of-rack switches
7159BAX Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front)
7159CAX Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front)
7159G52 Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front)
10 Gb Ethernet top-of-rack switches
7159BR6 Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front)
7159G64 Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 (Rear to Front)
7159DRX Lenovo RackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front)
7159CRW Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front)
7159GR6 Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front)
40 Gb Ethernet top-of-rack switches
7159BRX Lenovo RackSwitch G8332 (Rear to Front)

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Top-of-rack switches category:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/tor

Uninterruptible power supply units

The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in x3550 M4 solutions.

Table 30. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number Description
55941AX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55941KX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55942AX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55942KX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55943AX RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55943KX RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55945KX RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55946KX RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948KX RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55949KX RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948PX RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
55949PX RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/power

Power distribution units

The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in x3550 M4 solutions.

Table 31. Power distribution units
Part number Description
0U Basic PDUs
46M4122 0U 24 C13 16A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 P+N+Gnd line cord
46M4125 0U 24 C13 30A 3 Phase PDU with NEMA L21-30P line cord
46M4128 0U 24 C13 30A PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord
46M4131 0U 24 C13 32A PDU with IEC 309 P+N+Gnd line cord
46M4143 0U 12 C19/12 C13 32A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+N+Gnd line cord
46M4140 0U 12 C19/12 C13 60A 3 Phase PDU with CS8365L 3P+Gnd line cord
Switched and Monitored PDUs
46M4002 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord)
46M4003 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
46M4004 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord)
46M4005 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
46M4167 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A 3 Phase PDU with NEMA L21-30P line cord
46M4116 0U 24 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord
46M4119 0U 24 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A PDU with IEC 309 P+N+Gnd line cord
46M4137 0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+N+Gnd cord
46M4134 0U 12 C19/12 C13 Switched and Monitored 50A 3 Phase PDU with CS8365L 3P+Gnd cord
Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
71762NX Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module (without line cord)
71762MX Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU+ Module (without line cord)
71763NU Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3ph with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
71763MU Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU+ 60A/208V/3ph with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
39M2816 DPI C13 Enterprise PDU+ (without line cord)
39Y8941 DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU (without line cord)
C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8948 DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU (without line cord)
39Y8923 DPI 60A 3 Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC 309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord
Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8938 DPI 30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P line cord
39Y8939 DPI 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord
39Y8934 DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
39Y8940 DPI 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
39Y8935 DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
Universal PDUs (7x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
39Y8951 DPI Universal Rack PDU with US LV and HV line cords
39Y8952 DPI Universal Rack PDU with CEE7-VII Europe line cord
39Y8953 DPI Universal Rack PDU with Denmark line cord
39Y8954 DPI Universal Rack PDU with Israel line cord
39Y8955 DPI Universal Rack PDU with Italy line cord
39Y8956 DPI Universal Rack PDU with South Africa line cord
39Y8957 DPI Universal Rack PDU with UK line cord
39Y8958 DPI Universal Rack PDU with AS/NZ line cord
39Y8959 DPI Universal Rack PDU with China line cord
39Y8962 DPI Universal Rack PDU (Argentina)
39Y8960 DPI Universal Rack PDU (Brazil)
39Y8961 DPI Universal Rack PDU (India)
NEMA PDUs (6x NEMA 5-15R outlets)
39Y8905 DPI 100-127V PDU with Fixed NEMA L5-15P line cord
Line cords for PDUs that ship without a line cord
40K9611 DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 3P+N+G)
40K9612 DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G)
40K9613 DPI 63a Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G)
40K9614 DPI 30a Line Cord (NEMA L6-30P)
40K9615 DPI 60a Cord (IEC 309 2P+G)
40K9617 DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord
40K9618 DPI Korean 8305 Line Cord

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/power

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the rack cabinets that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in x3550 M4 solutions.

Table 32. Rack cabinets
Part number Description
201886X 11U Rack Office Enablement Kit
93072RX 25U S2 Standard Rack
93072PX 25U Static S2 Standard Rack
93074RX 42U S2 Standard Rack
93634PX 42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Rack
93634EX 42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Expansion Rack
93604PX 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614PX 42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93084PX 42U Enterprise Rack
93084EX 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack cabinets and options category:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/rack

Rack options

The server supports the rack console switches and monitor kits listed in the following table.

Table 37. Rack options
Part number Feature code Description
Monitor kits and keyboard trays
17238BX 1723HC1 fc A3EK 1U 18.5" Standard Console
17238EX 1723HC1 fc A3EL 1U 18.5" Enhanced Media Console
172317X 1723HC1 fc 0051 1U 17in Flat Panel Console Kit
172319X 1723HC1 fc 0052 1U 19in Flat Panel Console Kit
Console switches
3858D3X 3858HC1 fc A4X1 Avocent Universal Management Gateway 6000 for IBM
1754D2X 1754HC2 fc 6695 Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X 1754HC1 fc 6694 Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X 1754HC4 fc 0726 Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X 1754HC3 fc 0725 Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
Console cables
00AK142 A4X4 UM KVM Module VGA+SD Dual RJ45
43V6147 3757 Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)
39M2895 3756 USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO)
39M2897 3754 Long KVM Conversion Option (4 Pack Long KCO)
46M5383 5341 Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
46M5382 5340 Serial Conversion Option (SCO)

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack cabinets and options category:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/rack

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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