BladeCenter SProduct Guide (withdrawn product)

Abstract

Lenovo BladeCenter® remains an innovative solution to running business solutions. BladeCenter builds on the Lenovo  commitment to integrating server, storage, and networking functionality with technology exchange and heterogeneous management. BladeCenter offers the ease, density, availability, affordability, and scalability that are central to the blade technology promise.

BladeCenter S combines the power of blade servers with integrated storage, all in an easy-to-use package that is designed specifically for the office and distributed enterprise environment. The BladeCenter S chassis can hold up to six blade servers, and up to 12 hot-swap 3.5-inch SAS or SATA disk drives in just 7U of rack space.

Withdrawn from marketing: The BladeCenter S chassis is withdrawn from marketing.

Introduction

Lenovo BladeCenter® remains an innovative solution to running business solutions. BladeCenter builds on the Lenovo  commitment to integrating server, storage, and networking functionality with technology exchange and heterogeneous management. BladeCenter offers the ease, density, availability, affordability, and scalability that are central to the blade technology promise.

BladeCenter S combines the power of blade servers with integrated storage, all in an easy-to-use package that is designed specifically for the office and distributed enterprise environment. The BladeCenter S chassis can hold up to six blade servers, and up to 12 hot-swap 3.5-inch SAS or SATA disk drives in just 7U of rack space.

The BladeCenter S is shown in Figure 1.

The BladeCenter S
Figure 1. The BladeCenter S

Did you know?

Unlike the BladeCenter E and BladeCenter H chassis, the BladeCenter S is designed to operate on either 110 V or 220 V power. It is also designed to run in an office environment with the BladeCenter S Office Enablement Kit. The combination of these features means that the BladeCenter S is ideal for customers with a distributed IT infrastructure where there is no dedicated computer room.

Key features

This section lists the key features of BladeCenter S chassis.

Performance

The BladeCenter S chassis offers numerous features to boost performance and reduce costs:

  • Support for the latest generation of BladeCenter blades, helping to provide performance and investment protection.
  • Blade servers communicate directly to switch modules inside the BladeCenter chassis via redundant midplane links to help increase the speed and efficiency of data transfers across blade servers and networks.
  • A blade server that is installed in a BladeCenter S has access to as many as four internal switches, which means that up to eight I/O ports can be enabled from each server that is installed in the chassis.

Flexibility and scalability

The BladeCenter S chassis can grow with your application requirements with these features:

  • BladeCenter Virtual Fabric delivers a flexible, open, and connected infrastructure to help optimize application performance. BladeCenter supports many fabrics, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, iSCSI, and SAS.
  • Support for both x86 servers and Power Systems™ servers in a single chassis.
  • BladeCenter S can be used in either 220 V or 110 V power environments. Couple this flexibility with the office-friendly Office Enablement Kit and BladeCenter S fits well in a standard back-office environment, as well as in a data center.
  • The two Disk Storage Modules support up to 24 TB of share storage that is integrated into the chassis, providing flexibility and convenience in your application design and data placement.
  • The Disk Storage Modules are available either with 3.5-inch drive bays or with 2.5-inch drive bays
  • A complete integrated offering is provided with space for servers, networking, and shared storage - all in one 7U modular design enclosure.
  • Available Serial Pass-thru Module provides a dedicated serial port to every blade server in the chassis for the applications that need it.
  • The BladeCenter server form factor has remained the same since 2002, which means that most servers that are designed for BladeCenter are supported in all BladeCenter chassis. This continuity maximizes flexibility and manageability.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the BladeCenter S chassis:

  • The high degree of integration in the various BladeCenter chassis reduces the need for server components, replacing numerous fans, keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) and Ethernet cables, power supplies, external switches, and other components.
  • Each BladeCenter chassis includes an Advanced Management Module (AMM). The AMM boosts administrator productivity and reduces skill level requirements, which can help reduce costs, improve overall productivity, and make administration easier.
  • Unlike traditional servers and some competitive blades with a myriad of separate management tools, the AMM provides a single point of control for the solution and supports many industry-standard, open protocols.
  • The AMM provides systems management capabilities, including web-based out-of-band control; virtual media support; Windows “blue screen” error capture; Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support; and remote redirection of video, text, keyboard, and mouse for the chassis and the components that are installed in the chassis.
  • IBM Systems Director remains a powerful and intelligent solution to manage BladeCenter systems with rack mount and tower servers. Systems Director exploits the hardware’s capabilities by surfacing pertinent information about your blade server. The easy-to-use wizards provide step-by-step instructions and offer automated deployment capabilities.
  • IBM Fabric Manager simplifies the deployment of infrastructure connections by managing network and storage address assignments.
  • Integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) in supported servers enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 in supported servers enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.

Availability and serviceability

The BladeCenter S chassis provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • BladeCenter reduces the number of parts that are required to run the system. Sharing fans, power supplies, systems management, and ports means fewer parts to buy and maintain, and fewer components that can fail and cause downtime.
  • Hot-swap components, such as the server, switches, power supplies, and blowers, ensures maximum uptime.
  • Redundant components, such as blowers and power supplies, and available RAID support for the drives in the Disk Storage Modules (DSMs) ensures that systems can remain available even during hardware failures.
  • The Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, memory, and hard disk drives) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates proactive alerts in advance of a possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
  • Dual independent power and signal connectors to the BladeCenter chassis midplane provide fault tolerance to increase uptime.
  • Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as CPU, memory, and adapters.
  • A standard three-year (parts and labor) limited on-site warranty affords customers peace of mind and greater potential investment protection.

Energy efficiency

The BladeCenter S chassis has an energy-efficient design with features that include the following functions:

  • The BladeCenter family features the industry’s most energy-efficient design. The various BladeCenter chassis use ultra-high efficiency power supplies. BladeCenter power modules are up to 91% efficient at converting power from ac wall current to the dc power that is used inside servers. This efficiency helps save money because more of the power input for which the customer is paying is used for processing, rather than released into the data center as wasted heat.
  • Environmentally tuned blower/fan modules in the chassis adjust to compensate for changing thermal characteristics. At the lower speeds, they draw less power and suffer less wear. Equally important in a crowded data center, temperature-controlled blowers and fans produce less ambient noise in the data center than if they ran constantly at full speed.
  • Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors and low-voltage dual inline memory modules (DIMMs) in supported servers draw less energy to satisfy demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
  • IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ provides advanced power management features with actual real-time energy monitoring, reporting, and capping features.

Locations of key components

Figure 2 shows the front of the BladeCenter S chassis.

Front of the BladeCenter S chassis
Figure 2. Front of the BladeCenter S chassis

Figure 3 shows the rear of the BladeCenter S chassis.

Rear of the BladeCenter S chassis
Figure 3. Rear of the BladeCenter S chassis

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications

Components Specification
Machine type System x sales channel: 8886
Power Systems sales channel: 7779
Form factor 7U rack-mounted unit.
Maximum number of servers supported Up to six server blades in six bays. Supports double-wide servers or servers with expansion blades.
Systems supported All BladeCenter servers.
Nodes per 42U rack Up to 42 servers in six chassis.
Storage subsystem Two front-accessible bays for disk storage modules. Each storage module can house up to six 3.5-inch disk drives (12 drives total) or up to 12 2.5-inch disk drives (24 drives total). Storage accessible from installed blade servers via SAS expansion cards in the servers and SAS modules in the chassis. Use of the SAS RAID Controller Module provides integrated RAID and SAS-based storage area networking capabilities. SAS RAID Controller Module includes front-accessible battery backup unit. The 12x 2.5-inch disk storage modules require the SAS RAID Controller Module (SAS Controller Module not supported).
Advanced Management Modules One Advanced Management Module (AMM), non-redundant, hot-swap, rear access, comprehensive system management functions; PowerPC® 440GP controller. Communicates with integrated system management processor on each blade server. Complete KVM switch local functionality.
Media tray Two USB ports and optional Multiburner optical drive connectable to any one blade server; switchable via buttons on media tray or remote via the AMM web interface.
Ports AMM: DB-15 analog video port. Dual USB 2.0 for keyboard and mouse. Serial (RJ45). 10/100 Ethernet remote management.
Media tray: Two USB 2.0 ports that are connectable to any server (not shareable).
Rear: Optional serial pass-thru module in dedicated bay to supply one serial port for each blade bay.
I/O architecture Up to four I/O modules that support either 1 Gb Ethernet (some modules with 10 Gb uplinks), 4 Gb or 8 Gb Fibre Channel, or 3 Gb SAS connections for each of the blade servers. Bay 1 routes server onboard Ethernet; bay 2 routes CFFh expansion adapter (ports 1 & 2 only, limited adapter support); bays 3 and 4 route CIOv or CFFv expansion adapter in each server.
Power modules Up to four hot-swap power modules. Supports 110 V and 220 V supply. Rear access. Supplies power to chassis components up to 1450 W at 220 V or 950 W at 110 V. Supports redundancy within pair. Power modules 1 and 2 supply power to all blade bays and components. Power modules 3 and 4 needed for high-performance servers or higher redundancy modes or if storage module 2 installed. Models 1Tx, ETx, and EVx have IEC320-C14 sockets; other models have C20 sockets.
Fan modules Four fan modules standard and maximum. Hot-swap and redundant, variable speed, rear access, front to back airflow.
System LED panel Front and rear information panels. Provides power-on, location, over-temperature, information, and system-error conditions.
Declared sound level 6.8 bels.
Temperature Operating air temperature:
10°C - 35°C (50°F to 95°F) up to 900 m (3,000 ft)
10°C - 32°C (50°F to 90°F) up to 2,100 m (7,000 ft)
Electrical power Input power: 100 - 127 V or 200 - 240 V ac (nominal), 50 or 60 Hz.
Power consumption 3,500 watts maximum.
Power cords One rack power cable is supplied with each power module.
Dimensions Height: 306 mm (12 in).
Width: 444 mm (17.5 in).
Depth: 733 mm (28.9 in).
Weight 40 - 108 kg (90 - 240 lb).
Limited warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty with 9x5/NBD.
Service and support Optional service upgrades are available through IBM ServicePacs: Four-hour or two-hour response time, eight-hour fix time, one-year or two-year warranty extension.

Models

The following table lists the specifications of the standard and express models.

Table 2. Standard and express models

Model 8886-1Tx
Standard model
8886-ETx
Express model
8886-EVx
Express model
Server bays (six maximum) 6 6 6
AMM (one maximum) 1 1 1
High-speed I/O module bays* None None None
Standard I/O module bays (four maximum) 4 open 4 open 4 open
I/O modules standard None 1x SAS Connectivity 2x SAS RAID Controller
SAS RAID battery modules Optional Optional 2
Storage modules (two maximum) Optional 1 (six 3.5-inch drive bays) 2 (12x 3.5-inch drive bays)
Drives (12 maximum) Optional Open Open
Power supplies (four maximum) 2x 1450 W C14 4x 1450 W C14 4x 1450 W C14
Fans (four maximum) 4 4 4
Optical drive Optional Multiburner Multiburner

* Only BladeCenter H and HT support high-speed I/O module bays.

Supported servers

The following table lists the supported blade servers in the BladeCenter S. The table lists the maximum number of installable servers based on the Intel processors that are installed in the servers.

Table 3. Supported blade servers and maximum quantities

Description Machine type Maximum number of
servers per BC-S chassis
BladeCenter HS12 8028 6
BladeCenter HS22 7870 Processors 95 W and lower: 6
Processors 130 W: 5
BladeCenter HS22V 7871 Processors 95 W and lower: 6
Processors 130 W: 5
BladeCenter HS23 (E5-2600 v2) 7875 6
BladeCenter HS23 (E5-2600) 7875 6
BladeCenter HS23E 8038 6
BladeCenter HX5 7872 and 7873 Single wide with processors 105 W and lower: 5
Single wide with processors 130 W: 4
HX5+MAX5 double-wide: 2
BladeCenter PS700 8406 6
BladeCenter PS701 8406 6
BladeCenter PS702 8406 3 (double-wide)
BladeCenter PS703 7891 6
BladeCenter PS704 7891 3 (double-wide)

See IBM ServerProven® at the following web address for the latest information about the servers that are supported in the BladeCenter S chassis:
http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

Supported I/O modules

The BladeCenter S has four switch bays that can support various architectures. The switches are installed in switch bays in the rear of the chassis as shown in Figure 3.

The following table lists the switches that are supported in the BladeCenter S.

Table 4. I/O modules and upgrades

Description Part number x-config (XCC)
feature code
e-config (AAS)
feature code
Ethernet switches
Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 43W4395 5450 3174
Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 46C9272 A3FE 3174
IBM Server Connectivity Module 39Y9324 1484 3220
IBM L2/3 Copper GbE Switch Module 32R1860 1495 3212
IBM L2/3 Fiber GbE Switch Module 32R1861 1496 3213
IBM L2-7 Gb Ethernet Switch Module 32R1859 1494 3211
IBM 1/10Gb Uplink Ethernet Switch Module 44W4404 1590 1590
Fibre Channel switches
Cisco 4Gb 10 port FC Switch Module 39Y9284 2984 3241
Cisco 4Gb 10 port FC Switch Module 44E5692 A3FG 3241
QLogic 20-Port 8Gb SAN Switch Module 44X1905 5478 3284
QLogic 20-Port 4/8Gb SAN Switch Module 88Y6406 A24C None
QLogic 8Gb Intelligent Pass-Thru Module 44X1907 5482 5449
QLogic 4/8Gb Intelligent Pass-Thru Module 88Y6410 A24D None
SAS modules
SAS Connectivity Module 39Y9195 2980 3267
SAS RAID Controller Module 43W3584 3734 None
Pass-through and interconnect modules
Intelligent Copper Pass-Thru Module 44W4483 5452 5452

I/O architecture

The BladeCenter S chassis provides connection paths between the server blade bays and I/O or switch bays through a hardwired midplane as shown in Figure 4.

BladeCenter S I/O topology
Figure 4. BladeCenter S I/O topology

Each of six blade bays has six dedicated I/O connections that are linked to four I/O bays, as shown in Figure 4:

  • The two ports of the onboard Gigabit Ethernet controller in each blade server are both routed to I/O bay 1 in the chassis.
  • Port 1 of the CIOv card in each blade server is routed to I/O bay 3.
  • Port 2 of the CIOv card in each blade server is routed to I/O bay 4.
  • Ports 1 and 2 of the CFFh card in each blade server are both routed to I/O bay 2.

In addition, I/O bays 3 and 4 have special wiring to enable the support of the disk drives that are installed in the integrated Disk Storage Modules (DSMs). This wiring consists of four x4 SAS links between these bays and DSMs (two links per I/O bay 3 or 4 connected to different DSMs). SAS links are only used when the DSMs are installed.

The following table shows the connections between adapter slots in the compute nodes to the switch bays in the chassis.

Table 5. Adapter to I/O bay correspondence

I/O adapter
in each server
Port on the adapter Corresponding I/O module bay
in the chassis
Onboard 1 Gb Ethernet Port 1 I/O bay 1
Port 2 I/O bay 1
Onboard 10 Gb Ethernet (HS23)* Port 1 I/O bay 2
Port 2 I/O bay 2
CIOv adapter Port 1 I/O bay 3
Port 2 I/O bay 4
CFFh adapter** Port 1 I/O bay 2
Port 2 I/O bay 2
Port 3 Not connected
Port 4 Not connected

* Requires the 10Gb LOM Interposer Card be installed in HS23. Both 10 GbE ports are routed to the I/O bay 2 of the BladeCenter S chassis and operate at 1 Gbps speed.
** The only CFFh adapter that is supported in servers that are installed in the BladeCenter S is the 2/4 Port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh) for BladeCenter, 44W4479.

Disk Storage Module

The BladeCenter S chassis supports internal disk storage with the addition of one or two Disk Storage Modules (DSMs). Two DSMs are available as shown in the following table - a 6-drive DSM supporting 3.5-inch hot-swap disk drives and a 12-drive DSM supporting 2.5-inch hot-swap disk drives. Figure 2 shows the BladeCenter S with the 6-drive DSMs installed. The following figure shows the 12-drive DSM.

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Figure 5. BladeCenter S with two BladeCenter S 12-Disk Storage Modules

The DSM is fundamentally a collection of disk drives that are made accessible to blade servers through a SAS switch module in the chassis and a SAS expansion card in each blade. You can install a maximum of two DSMs in the BladeCenter S chassis. The following table shows the ordering information. It is not supported to have one 12-drive DSM and one 6-drive DSM installed in the same chassis.

Table 6. Ordering part number and feature code

Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
43W3581 1583 BladeCenter S 6-Disk Storage Module 2
49Y3234 A3KS BladeCenter S 12-Disk Storage Module 2

Drives are assigned directly to blades by using built-in predefined configurations or through user-defined custom configurations. Both storage modules are accessible to all blades via a one or two SAS switch module. The SAS switch module is responsible for both the provisioning of physical disk drives through zoning and for failover redundancy when two SAS switch modules are present.

The use of the second SAS switch module provides higher levels of availability. When two SAS switch modules are installed, the modules provide redundant functionality because each module is able to access all hard disks in both storage modules. This enterprise-class redundant architecture allows the transparent data protection of all storage that is contained within the storage modules. With this enterprise-class redundant architecture, you can conduct the online replacement of either module.

The SAS Connectivity Card that is installed in each blade server connects the RAID controller in the blade server to the SAS switch in the chassis.

The following table lists the drives that are supported in the 6-drive and 12-drive DSMs. The table also lists which drives are supported in by the two SAS modules. The 12-drive DSM only supports the SAS RAID Controller Module so no 2.5-inch drives are supported with the SAS Connectivity Module.

Note: These supported 6 Gbps drives will operate at 3 Gbps when installed in the DSMs.

Table 7. Supported disk drives (Part 1 - 3.5" drives)

Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Supported by
SAS Connectivity
Module
Supported by
SAS RAID
Controller Module
3.5-inch drives - supported in the BladeCenter S 6-Disk Storage Module only
42D0767 5417 IBM 2 TB 7.2K 6 Gbps
NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
6 per DSM
(12 total)
Yes Yes
42D0777 5418 IBM 1 TB 7.2K 6 Gbps
NL SAS 3.5" HS HDD
6 per DSM
(12 total)
Yes Yes
43W7630 5561 IBM 1 TB 7200 Dual Port
SATA 3.5" HS HDD
6 per DSM
(12 total)
Yes No
44W2234 5311 IBM 300 GB 15K 6 Gbps
SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
6 per DSM
(12 total)
Yes Yes
44W2239 5312 IBM 450 GB 15K 6 Gbps
SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
6 per DSM
(12 total)
Yes Yes
44W2244 5313 IBM 600 GB 15K 6 Gbps
SAS 3.5" Hot-Swap HDD
6 per DSM
(12 total)
Yes Yes

Table 7. Supported disk drives (Part 2 - 2.5" drives)

Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Supported by
SAS Connectivity
Module
Supported by
SAS RAID
Controller Module
2.5-inch drives - supported in the BladeCenter S 12-Disk Storage Module only
42D0637 5599 IBM 300GB 2.5in SFF Slim-HS
10K 6Gbps SAS HDD
12 per DSM
(24 total)
No Yes
90Y8877 A2XC IBM 300GB 2.5in SFF 10K
6Gbps HS SAS HDD
12 per DSM
(24 total)
No Yes
90Y8872 A2XD IBM 600GB 2.5in SFF 10K
6Gbps HS SAS HDD
12 per DSM
(24 total)
No Yes
81Y9650 A282 IBM 900GB 2.5in SFF HS
10K 6Gbps SAS HDD
12 per DSM
(24 total)
No Yes
42D0677 5536 IBM 146GB 2.5in SFF Slim-HS
15K 6Gbps SAS HDD
12 per DSM
(24 total)
No Yes
81Y9670 A283 IBM 300GB 2.5in SFF HS
15K 6Gbps SAS HDD
12 per DSM
(24 total)
No Yes

SAS RAID Controller Module

The SAS RAID Controller Module for BladeCenter S provides integrated RAID and SAS-based storage area networking capabilities for BladeCenter S-based solutions. Figure 5 shows the SAS RAID Controller Module.

BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Module
Figure 6. BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Module

The following table shows the ordering part numbers and feature codes.

Table 8. Ordering part numbers and feature codes

Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
43W3584 5453 BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Module.
Includes one battery backup unit.
2
00Y3447 7589 BladeCenter RAID Battery Backup Module (replacement). 2

Single controller configuration: Starting with SAS RAID Controller Firmware Version 1.2.2.007, a configuration that contains only one SAS RAID Controller Module is supported.

The SAS RAID Controller ships standard with a battery backup module as shown in Figure 6. The battery modules are installed in bays in the front of the chassis as shown in Figure 2.

BladeCenter RAID Battery Backup Module
Figure 7. BladeCenter RAID Battery Backup Module

The SAS RAID Controller Module consists of two subsystems:

  • RAID Controller to perform RAID management (working with storage pools, volumes, RAID levels, and host mappings)
  • SAS Switch to provide SAS connectivity for blade servers and disks

The SAS RAID Controller Module has the following characteristics:

  • Standard I/O module form factor
  • Four external x4 3 Gb SAS links with a mini-SAS connector type (SFF-8088)
  • Six internal x1 3 Gb SAS links to blade servers
  • Two internal x4 3 Gb SAS links to the two Disk Storage Modules (DSMs)
  • Internal Gb Ethernet interface for RAID management
  • RAID levels that are supported: 0, 1, 5, and 10
  • 512 MB of ECC battery-backed cache per controller
  • A battery backup unit that provides up to 72 hours of data storage in cache in case of complete power failure
  • 10/100 Mb Ethernet for I/O module management (monitoring status, updating firmware, configuring IP addresses, and so on)
  • Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP)
  • Serial Management Protocol (SMP) as defined in the SAS specification
  • Link error detection
  • Power-on diagnostics and status reporting

Ethernet switch required: A supported Ethernet switch must be installed in I/O bay 1. If the Intelligent Copper Pass-thru Module (44W4483) is used, ports 7 and 14 must be attached to each other by a standard Ethernet cable.

For information about supported external SAS devices, see Chapter 4 of the BladeCenter Interoperability Guide, which is available from http://lenovopress.com/bcig

SAS Connectivity Module

The SAS Connectivity Module is a SAS expander and provides the connectivity and access between the blades and the disks in the DSMs. It also provides four external SAS ports for further connectivity. The following data paths are controlled by predefined or user-defined zone configurations:

  • Internal paths in the chassis from the blades to the disks
  • Internal paths in the chassis from the blades to the external ports of the SAS Connectivity Module

Each blade must have the SAS Connectivity Card (or other supported SAS card) installed in the CIOv slot to allow it to connect to the storage by using the SAS Connectivity Module. The SAS Connectivity Module only provides the connectivity between the SAS devices that are installed in the BladeCenter S; the RAID controller on the blade server provides fault tolerance.

You can install up to two SAS Connectivity Modules in the BladeCenter S in I/O module bays 3 and 4. If you install only one SAS Connectivity Module, you must install it in I/O module bay 3. The following table shows the ordering part number and feature code.

Table 9. Ordering part number and feature code

Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
39Y9195 2980 BladeCenter SAS Connectivity Module 2

Figure 7 shows the SAS Connectivity Module.

BladeCenter SAS Connectivity Module
Figure 8. BladeCenter SAS Connectivity Module

The SAS Connectivity Module has the following characteristics:

  • SAS expander
  • Four external x4 links for storage servers with mini-SAS connector type (SFF-8088)
  • 14 internal x1 links to blade servers
  • Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP)
  • Serial Management Protocol (SMP) as defined in the SAS specification
  • Link error detection
  • Power-on diagnostics and status reporting

For information about supported external SAS devices, see Chapter 4 of the BladeCenter Interoperability Guide, which is available from http://lenovopress.com/bcig

Media tray

The media tray for the BladeCenter S is a hot-swappable module that consists of the system LED panel, optical drive, two USB 2.0 ports, and two battery backup module bays. The system LED panel provides light path diagnostic LEDs, as well as power and location indicators. The media tray is accessible from the front of the chassis and is shown in Figure 2.

The optical drive and USB ports are available to any one blade server in the chassis. The drive and USB ports cannot be shared among multiple servers. The drive and USB ports can be used to install operating systems, to update drivers, or to copy data to recordable media.

For blade servers to access the drive and USB ports, they first must be assigned to a specific blade bay. This assignment is done either by physically pressing the media tray assignment button on the front of the blade server that you want or via the AMM web interface. After the drive and USB ports are assigned to a blade, they are not available to any other server in the chassis. If the devices are reassigned to another blade server, access is immediately dropped from the first server.

The following table lists the supported optical drives.

Table 10. Supported optical drives

Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
46M0901 4161 IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM 1
46M0902 4163 IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner 1

IBM 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

IBM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA Multi-Burner (part number 46M0902) supports the same media and speeds for reading as DVD-ROM (46M0901). In addition, this drive 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

Serial Pass-thru Module

The Serial Pass-thru Module provides six serial port connectors that can be used to attach directly to each blade server in the BladeCenter S chassis via a four-wire serial RJ-45 connector. Port connector links bypass the AMM and provide a dedicated link directly to each blade. The Serial Pass-thru Module is installed in the dedicated bay at the rear of the chassis.

The following figure shows the Serial Pass-thru Module.

Serial Pass-thru Module
Figure 9. Serial Pass-thru Module

The following table lists the ordering information.

Table 11. Serial Pass-thru Module part number and feature code

Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
43W3583 1584 BladeCenter S Serial Pass-thru Module 1

The port connections function at speeds of up to 19.2k baud and are intended for serial console access only. The port connectors are numbered from 1 to 6, from top to bottom, and correspond to blade servers in blade server bays 1 - 6.

Advanced Management Module

The Advanced Management Module (AMM) is a hot-swappable module that can be used to configure and manage any installed BladeCenter components. It provides system management functions and keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) multiplexing for all blade servers in the BladeCenter S unit that support KVM. The management module communicates with all components in the BladeCenter unit, detecting their presence or absence, reporting their status, and sending alerts for error conditions when required. The chassis supports one AMM.

The following figure shows the Advanced Management Module. See Figure 3 for the location of the AMM in the chassis.

Advanced Management Module
Figure 10. Advanced Management Module

BladeCenter components are configured by using the AMM web-based user interface. The web interface communicates with the management and configuration application, which is part of the upgradeable firmware that is installed in the management module.

You can use the AMM user interface to perform the following tasks:

  • Defining the login IDs and passwords
  • Configuring security settings, such as data encryption and user account security
  • Selecting recipients for alert notification of specific events
  • Monitoring the status of the BladeCenter chassis, blade servers, and other BladeCenter components
  • Controlling the BladeCenter chassis, blade servers, and other BladeCenter components
  • Accessing the I/O modules to configure them
  • Changing the startup sequence in a blade server
  • Setting the date and time
  • Using a remote console for the blade servers
  • Changing ownership of the keyboard, video, and mouse
  • Changing ownership of the removable-media drives and USB ports

The AMM also incorporates a reset button that has two functions, depending on how long the button is pressed:

  • Press and release the reset button to restart the management module.
  • Press and hold the reset button for 8 seconds to restore the management module to the factory default settings.

When you press the reset button, the blowers operate at full speed while the management module is initializing.

The AMM has the following default static IPv4 address. By default, the AMM is configured to respond to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) first before it uses its static IPv4 address:

  • IP address: 192.168.70.125
  • Subnet: 255.255.255.0
  • User ID: USERID (all capital letters)
  • Password: PASSW0RD (all capital letters, with a zero instead of the letter O)

Power supplies

The BladeCenter S supports up to four auto-sensing power modules, which can support either 110 V or 220 V ac power. Two power modules are standard, and a maximum of four power modules are supported.

The power modules are hot-swappable components and can be replaced easily during normal BladeCenter operation, assuming that a redundant power policy was selected in the AMM. If a power supply fails, the cooling fans inside the power supply continue to operate normally, because the power supply fans are powered from the “common” voltage from the midplane. This function is important, because the power supply fans cool the airflow to the storage modules. The following table shows the ordering information.

Table 12. Ordering part numbers and feature codes

Part number Feature code Description
43W3582 1992 BladeCenter S 950 W/1450 W Auto-Sensing Power Supplies 3 & 4
IEC 320-C20 connector
Includes power cords (2.5 m IEC 320 C19/C20, 16 A/125-250 V ac)
46C7438 2102 BladeCenter S C14 950 W/1450 W Auto-sensing Power Supplies 3 & 4
IEC 320-C14 connector
Includes power cords (2.0 m IEC 320 C13/C14, 13 A/125 V-10A/250 V)

Within the BladeCenter S chassis, all power supplies are combined into a single power domain that distributes power to each of the blade servers and modules through the system midplane.

The two standard power modules are installed in bay 1 and bay 2 of the chassis (the top and bottom module bays on the right side when you look from the back of the chassis, as shown in Figure 3). The second pair of power modules is required if any of these situations occur:

  • The power requirements of the installed components (servers, I/O modules, disks, and so on) exceed the capacity of the standard two power modules.
  • You install the second storage module because power modules 3 and 4 also provide the necessary fans to cool this second storage module.

Use the BladeCenter Power Configurator to confirm whether your configuration requires the second pair of power supplies: http://www.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/powerconfig

Each power supply option includes two power cables, one for each power supply as listed in the previous table.

Physical specifications

Dimensions:

  • Height: 306 mm (12 in)
  • Width: 444 mm (17.5 in)
  • Depth: 733 mm (28.9 in)

Weight:

  • Minimum configuration: 40 kg (90 lb)
  • Maximum configuration: 108 kg (240 lb)

Supported environment

The following environment is the supported operating environment.

Temperature and humidity:

  • 10.0 - 35.0 ° C (50 - 95 ° F) at 0 - 914 m (0 - 3,000 ft)
  • 10.0 - 32.0 °C (50 - 90 ° F) at 914 - 2,133 m (3,000 - 7,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 8% - 80%
  • Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)

Supported electrical input:

  • 200 - 240 V (nominal) ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz
  • 110 - 127 V (nominal) ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz

Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):

  • Minimum configuration: 0.40 kVA (two power supplies)
  • Maximum configuration: 3.50 kVA (four power supplies)

Thermal output:

  • Ship configuration — 1365 Btu/hr (400 watts)
  • Full configuration — 11942 Btu/hr (3500 watts)

Acoustical noise emissions for BladeCenter with six blade servers:

  • 6.3 through 6.9 bels blade-dependent (operating)
  • 6.3 through 6.9 bels blade-dependent (idling)

The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) sound power level, in bels, for a random sample of machines. All measurements are made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.

Warranty options

The BladeCenter S has a three-year on-site warranty with 9x5 next-business-day terms. IBM offers the warranty service upgrades through IBM ServicePac®. The IBM ServicePac is a series of prepackaged 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.

IBM ServicePac offerings are country-specific. That is, each country might have its own service types, service levels, response times, and terms and conditions. Not all covered types of ServicePac might be available in a particular country. For more information about the IBM ServicePac offerings that are available in your country, see the IBM ServicePac Product Selector at https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac.

The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.

Table 13. Warranty service definitions

Term Description
IBM on-site repair (IOR) A service technician comes to the server's location for equipment repair.
24x7x2 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at your client’s location within two hours after remote problem determination is completed. We provide 24-hour service, every day, including IBM holidays.
24x7x4 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at your client’s location within four hours after remote problem determination is completed. We provide 24-hour service, every day, including IBM holidays.
9x5x4 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at your client’s location within four business hours after remote problem determination is completed. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the client's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays. If, after 1:00 p.m., it is determined that on-site service is required, the client can expect the service technician to arrive the morning of the following business day. For noncritical service requests, a service technician arrives by the end of the following business day.
9x5 next business day A service technician is scheduled to arrive at your client’s location on the business day after we receive your call, following remote problem determination. We provide service from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the client's local time zone, Monday through Friday, excluding IBM holidays.

In general, the following types of IBM ServicePacs exist:

  • Warranty and maintenance service upgrades:
    • One, two, three, four, or five years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage
    • On-site repair from the next business day to four or two hours
    • One or two years of warranty extension
  • Remote technical support services:
    • One or three years with 24x7 coverage (severity 1) or 9 - 5 next business day for all severities
    • Installation and start-up support for System x servers
    • Remote technical support for System x servers
    • Software support - Support Line:
      • Microsoft or Linux software
      • VMware
      • IBM Systems Director

Regulatory compliance

The server conforms to the following standards:

  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class A
  • UL/IEC 60950-1
  • CAN C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
  • NOM-019

External disk storage systems

The following table lists the external storage systems that are currently offered by Lenovo.

Note: Information provided in this section is for ordering reference purposes only. End-to-end storage configuration support must be verified through the interoperability matrix for a particular storage system that can be found on the Lenovo Data Center Support web site:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com

Table 14. External storage systems: DE Series
Description Part number
Worldwide Japan
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series Storage (SAS connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y70A000WW 7Y701003JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y71A000WW 7Y711003JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array 4U60 7Y77A002WW 7Y771000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y74A000WW 7Y74A000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y75A000WW 7Y75A000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000F SAS All Flash Array SFF 7Y76A000WW 7Y76A000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array 4U60 7Y80A000WW 7Y801002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y78A000WW 7Y781002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000F SAS All Flash Array SFF 7Y79A000WW 7Y79A000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series Storage (iSCSI connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H 10GBASE-T Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y70A003WW 7Y701001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H 10GBASE-T Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y71A002WW 7Y711005JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y70A004WW 7Y701000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y71A003WW 7Y711006JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array 4U60 7Y77A000WW 7Y771002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y74A002WW 7Y74A002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y75A001WW 7Y75A001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000F iSCSI All Flash Array SFF 7Y76A002WW 7Y76A002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array 4U60 7Y80A002WW 7Y801000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y78A002WW 7Y781000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000F iSCSI All Flash Array SFF 7Y79A002WW 7Y79A002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series Storage (FC connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H FC Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y70A002WW 7Y701002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H FC Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y71A001WW 7Y711004JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H FC Hybrid Flash Array 4U60 7Y77A001WW 7Y771001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H FC Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y74A001WW 7Y74A001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H FC Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y75A002WW 7Y75A002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000F FC All Flash Array SFF 7Y76A001WW 7Y76A001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H FC Hybrid Flash Array 4U60 7Y80A001WW 7Y801001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H FC Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y78A001WW 7Y781001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000F FC All Flash Array SFF 7Y79A001WW 7Y79A001JP
Table 15. External storage systems: DM Series
Description Part number
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series Storage (iSCSI or FC connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM3000H Hybrid Storage Array (2U12 LFF, CTO only) 7Y42CTO1WW
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM3000H 48TB (12x 4TB HDDs) (Universal SFP+) 7Y420001EA*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM3000H 48TB (12x 4TB HDDs) (10GBASE-T) 7Y420002EA*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000H Hybrid Storage Array (2U24 SFF, CTO only) 7Y57CTO1WW
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000H 11.5TB (12x 960GB SSDs) (Universal SFP+) 7Y570001EA*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000H 11.5TB (12x 960GB SSDs) (10GBASE-T) 7Y570002EA*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000H 29TB (24x 1.2TB 10K HDDs) (Universal SFP+) 7Y570003EA*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000H 29TB (24x 1.2TB 10K HDDs) (10GBASE-T) 7Y570004EA*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000F Flash Storage Array (2U24 SFF, CTO only) 7Y41CTO1WW
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM7000H Hybrid Storage Array (3U, CTO only) 7Y56CTO1WW
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM7000F Flash Storage Array (3U, CTO only) 7Y40CTO1WW

* Available only in EMEA.

Table 16. External storage systems: DS Series
Description Part number
  Worldwide Japan PRC
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Storage (SAS connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit 4599A41 4599A4J 4599A4C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit 4599A21 4599A2J 4599A2C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit 4617A41 4617A4J 4617A4C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit 4617A21 4617A2J 4617A2C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit 4619A21 4619A2J 4619A2C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Storage (iSCSI or FC connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit 4599A31 4599A3J 4599A3C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit 4599A11 4599A1J 4599A1C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit 4617A31 4617A3J 4617A3C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit 4617A11 4617A1J 4617A1C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit 4619A11 4619A1J 4619A1C
DS6200F 12x 400GB 10DWD SSDs, 1x 8Gb FC SFP, 512 Snapshots, Replication 4619A1F 4619J1F 4619C1F
DS6200F 12x 800GB 3DWD SSDs, 1x 8Gb FC SFP, 512 Snapshots, Replication 4619A2F 4619J2F 4619C2F
DS6200F 12x 1.6TB 3DWD SSDs, 1x 8Gb FC SFP, 512 Snapshots, Replication 4619A3F 4619J3F 4619C3F
DS6200F 12x 3.84TB 1DWD SSDs, 1x 8Gb FC SFP, 512 Snapshots, Replication 4619A4F 4619J4F 4619C4F
Table 17. External storage systems: V Series and Storwize for Lenovo
Description Part number
Lenovo Storage V Series (SAS [except V7000/V7000F], iSCSI, or FC connectivity)
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 LFF Control Enclosure 6535C1D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 SFF Control Enclosure 6535C2D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP LFF Control Enclosure 6535C3D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP SFF Control Enclosure 6535C4D
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 (iSCSI or FC connectivity)
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‡

^ Available only in PRC.
† Available worldwide except Latin America.
‡ Available only in Latin America.

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.

Table 18. External backup options
Part number Description
External RDX USB drives
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
External RDX USB drives (ThinkServer)
4XF0G88929 Lenovo ThinkServer External RDX Tape Drive
External SAS tape backup drives
6160S6E IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S
6160S7E IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S
External SAS tape backup autoloaders
6171S5R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO5 HH SAS
6171S6R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO6 HH SAS
6171S7R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO7 HH SAS
External tape backup libraries
6741L1U IBM TS4300 3U Tape Library-Base Unit
6741L3U IBM TS4300 3U Tape Library-Expansion Unit
Full High 8 Gb Fibre Channel for TS4300
01KP954 LTO 8 FH Fibre Channel Drive
01KP938 LTO 7 FH Fibre Channel Drive
01KP935 LTO 6 FH Fibre Channel Drive
Half High 8 Gb Fibre Channel for TS4300
01KP952 LTO 8 HH Fibre Channel Drive
01KP936 LTO 7 HH Fibre Channel Drive
01KP933 LTO 6 HH Fibre Channel Drive
Half High 6 Gb SAS for TS4300
01KP953 LTO 8 HH SAS Drive
01KP937 LTO 7 HH SAS Drive
01KP934 LTO 6 HH SAS Drive

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

Top-of-rack Ethernet switches

The following table lists the Ethernet LAN switches that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 19. Ethernet LAN switches
Part number Description
1 Gb Ethernet Rack switches
7Y810011WW Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7Z320O11WW Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152TO RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE)
7159BAX Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front)
7159CAX Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front)
7159G52 Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front)
7165H1X Juniper EX2300-C PoE Switch
7165H2X Juniper EX2300-24p PoE Switch
1 Gb Ethernet Campus switches
7Z340011WW Lenovo CE0128TB Switch (3-Year Warranty)
7Z360011WW Lenovo CE0128TB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty)
7Z340012WW Lenovo CE0128PB Switch (3-Year Warranty)
7Z360012WW Lenovo CE0128PB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty)
7Z350021WW Lenovo CE0152TB Switch (3-Year Warranty)
7Z370021WW Lenovo CE0152TB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty)
7Z350022WW Lenovo CE0152PB Switch (3-Year Warranty)
7Z370022WW Lenovo CE0152PB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty)
10 Gb Ethernet switches
7159A1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159B1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032T RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159C1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159BR6 Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front)
7159CRW Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front)
7159GR6 Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front)
25 Gb Ethernet switches
7159E1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7Z210O21WW Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE)
100 Gb Ethernet switches
7159D1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7Z210O11WW Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE)

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

Power distribution units

The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 20. Power distribution units
Part number Description
0U Basic PDUs
00YJ776 0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord
00YJ777 0U 36 C13/6 C19 32A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with IEC60309 332P6 line cord
00YJ778 0U 21 C13/12 C19 32A/200-240V/346-415V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 532P6 line cord
00YJ779 0U 21 C13/12 C19 48A/200-240V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 460P9 line cord
Switched and Monitored PDUs
00YJ780 0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 332P6 line cord
00YJ781 0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 24A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ NEMA L6-30P line cord
00YJ782 0U 18 C13/6 C19 Switched / Monitored 32A/200-240V/346-415V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 532P6 cord
00YJ783 0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched and Monitored 48A/200-240V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 460P9 line cord
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
Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
71762NX 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
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
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 Lenovo Press documents in the PDU 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.

Table 21. 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)
55943KT† ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Standard UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets)
55943LT† ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Long Backup UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets)
55946KT† ThinkSystem RT6kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output)
5594XKT† ThinkSystem RT10kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output)

† Only available in China and countries in the Asia Pacific region.

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

Rack cabinets

The BladeCenter S chassis is supported in the rack cabinets that are listed in the following table. In an office environment, the suggested rack is the BladeCenter S Office Enablement Kit.

Table 22. Rack cabinets

Part number Description
201886X BladeCenter S Office Enablement Kit
93072PX IBM 25U Static S2 Standard Rack
93072RX IBM 25U Standard Rack
93074RX IBM 42U Standard Rack
93074XX IBM 42U Standard Rack Extension
93084EX IBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
93084PX IBM 42U Enterprise Rack
93604EX IBM 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack
93604PX IBM 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614EX IBM 42U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93614PX IBM 42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93624EX IBM 47U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93624PX IBM 47U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93634CX IBM PureFlex™ System 42U Rack
93634DX IBM PureFlex System 42U Expansion Rack
93634EX IBM 42U 1100mm Dynamic Expansion Rack
93634PX IBM 42U 1100mm Dynamic Rack
99564RX IBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Rack
99564XX IBM S2 42U Dynamic Standard Expansion Rack

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

The BladeCenter S Office Enablement Kit, part number 201886X, is an enclosure that is designed for the BladeCenter S chassis for use in offices without a dedicated server room, or where the dust level is high. The enclosure with the BladeCenter S chassis and Flat Panel Monitor kit installed is shown in the following figure.

BladeCenter S Office Enablement Kit
Figure 11. BladeCenter S Office Enablement Kit

Based on the NetBAY11, the Office Enablement Kit is an 11U enclosure with security doors, special acoustics, and air filtration to suit office environments. With the BladeCenter S chassis installed, an extra 4U of space is left to hold other rack devices.

The Office Enablement Kit offers the following benefits:

  • Acoustical module: The Office Enablement Kit comes with an acoustical module that helps make BladeCenter S quiet for the office environment while providing easy access to the BladeCenter S components.
  • Locking door: Security is an important consideration in any office environment. The Office Enablement Kit comes with a front locking door that helps ensure that your data remains safe and secure in any environment.
  • 4U of extra space for other devices: Different businesses use different tools to enable their office IT. The Office Enablement Kit includes 4U of extra space for other types of IT that an office might need. This space can take any IT that fits into a 4U or smaller standard rack space.
  • Easily mobile: The Office Enablement Kit comes with lockable wheels to make your BladeCenter S easily transportable.

The Office Enablement Kit also supports an optional air contaminant filter for BladeCenter S chassis that are deployed in dusty environments. Ordering information is listed in the following table.

Table 23. Air contaminant filter ordering information

Part number Feature code Description
43X0340 4024 BladeCenter Airborne Contaminant Filter
43X0437 4025 BladeCenter Airborne Contaminant Replacement Filters (4-Pack)

The Office Enablement Kit has the following approximate dimensions and weight:

  • Height: 611 mm (24.1 in)
  • Width: 518 mm (20.4 in)
  • Depth: 1,155.7 mm (45.5 in)
  • Empty weight: 41 kg (91 lb)
  • Total rack weight: 224 kg (493 lb)

Rack options

The BladeCenter S chassis supports the rack console switches and monitor kits that are listed in the following table.

Table 24. Rack options

Part number Description
Monitor kits and keyboard trays
172317X 1U 17 in Flat Panel Console Kit
172319X 1U 19 in Flat Panel Console Kit
Console switches
1754D2X IBM Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X IBM Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X IBM Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X IBM Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
Rack conversion options
46M5382 IBM Serial Conversion Option (SCO)
46M5383 IBM Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
39M2895 IBM USB Conversion Option (UCO)

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the KVM Switches & Consoles category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/kvm

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:

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/landingpage/lenovo-financial-services/

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