System x3950 X6 (3837)Product Guide (withdrawn product)

Abstract

The System x3950 X6 server is an eight-socket 8U rack-mounted server that represents the sixth generation of the Enterprise X-Architecture. It delivers fast application performance, is based on an agile system design, and is a resilient platform that is needed for mission-critical databases, enterprise applications, and virtualized environments.

The x3950 X6 packs numerous fault-tolerant and high-availability features into a high-density, 8U rack-optimized lid-less package that helps reduce the space that is needed to support massive network computing operations and simplify servicing. The x3950 X6 supports up to eight Intel Xeon E7-8800 v2 high-performance processors and up to 12 TB of memory.

Withdrawn from marketing: The System x3950 X6, machine type 3837 is withdrawn from marketing. The replacement is the System x3950 X6, machine type 6241.

Change History

Changes in the October 6 update:

  • The following components withdrawn:
    • Intel Xeon Phi 3120A, 00FP670
    • 600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e SED, 00NA291
    • Solarflare SFN5162F 2x10GbE SFP+ Performant Adapter, 47C9952

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Introduction

The System x3950 X6 server is an eight-socket 8U rack-mounted server that represents the sixth generation of the Enterprise X-Architecture. It delivers fast application performance, is based on an agile system design, and is a resilient platform that is needed for mission-critical databases, enterprise applications, and virtualized environments.

The x3950 X6 packs numerous fault-tolerant and high-availability features into a high-density, 8U rack-optimized lid-less package that helps reduce the space that is needed to support massive network computing operations and simplify servicing. The x3950 X6 supports up to eight Intel Xeon E7-8800 v2 high-performance processors and up to 12 TB of memory.

Suggested use: mission-critical scalable databases, business analytics, virtualization, enterprise applications, and cloud applications.

The System x3950 X6
Figure 1. The System x3950 X6

Did you know?

The x3950 X6 server employs a lid-less design where all serviceable components are front- and rear-accessible. In addition, each major subsystem is implemented as modular "book" design, such as the Compute Books and I/O Books. This configuration means that components are easy to upgrade and service, which translates to greater uptime of applications to your users. The x3950 X6 offers enterprise scalability and advanced RAS features to support the most demanding mission-critical applications that require 24x7 operations.

Key features

The increasing demand for cloud-computing and analytics workloads by enterprises to meet social, mobile, and Big Data requirements drives innovation to find new ways to build informational systems. Clients are looking for cost-optimized fit-for-purpose IT solutions that manage large amounts of data, easily scale performance, and provide enterprise class reliability.

Built on decades of innovation, Lenovo introduces its sixth generation of Enterprise X-Architecture technology, X6 servers. Lenovo X6 servers are fast, agile, and resilient:

  • Fast application performance means immediate access to actionable information.
  • Agile system design helps to reduce acquisition costs and provide the ability to upgrade processor and memory technology at each refresh within the same chassis.
  • Resilient platforms maximize application uptime and promote easy integration in virtual environments.

X6 servers continue to lead the way as the shift toward mission-critical scalable databases, business analytics, virtualization, enterprise applications, and cloud-computing applications accelerates.

Fast application performance

The server offer numerous features to boost performance:

  • With eXFlash memory-channel storage, the server delivers up to 12.8 TB of ultra-low latency flash memory by using WriteNow technology, which is ideal for high-performance applications.
  • Supports four, six, or eight E7-8800 v2 processors with 120 cores and 240 threads to maximize the concurrent running of multi-threaded applications.
  • Supports memory speeds up to 1600 MHz.
  • Supports up to 12 TB of memory in 192 DIMM sockets, with 24 DIMMs per processor.
  • Supports memory-channel storage (eXFlash DIMMs), where solid-state storage devices are installed in memory DIMM sockets. These devices are directly connected to the processors and provide the lowest latency values in the industry.
  • Intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows processor 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 multi-threaded applications by enabling simultaneous multi-threading 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 use the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) improve floating-point performance for compute-intensive technical and scientific applications.
  • Supports a 12 Gbps SAS RAID portfolio.
  • The usage of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of, or along with, traditional spinning drives (HDDs) can improve I/O performance. An SSD can support up to 100 times more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
  • PCI Express 3.0 I/O adapter slots 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 E7-4800/8800 v2 product families. This integration helps reduce I/O latency and increase overall system performance.
  • Support for up to four graphics processing units (GPUs) and co-processors to maximize computing power.
  • Energy-efficient electronic components help lower operational costs, including highly efficient 900 W AC and 1400 W AC power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum certification.

Agile system design

The server provides many scalability and flexibility features:

  • Innovative module "book" design for each of the three subsystems: Compute Books, Storage Book, and I/O Books. Front and rear access means that you can easily scale the system by adding components without removing the entire server from the rack.
  • The modular book design also allows clients to create the configuration that fits their application and environment needs, which reduces acquisition costs while giving them the flexibility to grow and modify their configuration later.
  • The book design also means that subsystem upgrades are simpler, quicker to perform, and have a lower impact on the rest of the server.
  • Using 64 GB LRDIMMs, the server supports up to 12 TB of memory.
  • Up to 32 eXFlash DIMMs are supported for a total of 12.8 TB of low-latency and high-performance storage.
  • Up to 32x 1.8-inch eXFlash SSD bays, or up to 16x 2.5-inch bays, provide a flexible and scalable all-in-one platform to meet your increasing demands.
  • Offers up to 22 PCIe slots plus two dedicated Mezzanine LOM (ML2) adapter slots. Most slots are PCIe 3.0 to maximize I/O scalability.
  • PCIe slots are implemented in I/O Books to maximize modularity. Choose from Half-length I/O Books or Full-length I/O Books, depending on the adapters that you need to deploy.
  • Most components are common between the four-socket x3850 X6 and eight-socket x3950 X6, making for a simple upgrade path with minimal parts on the floor.

Resilient platform

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

  • Upward Integration Modules for standard hypervisors enable the creation and management of policies to maintain high availability of virtual machines and concurrent updating of the system firmware, with no impact on application performance or availability.
  • Advanced Processor Recovery allows the system to automatically switch access and control of networking, management, and storage in the event of a processor 1 failure, providing higher availability and productivity.
  • Advanced Page Retire proactively protects applications from corrupted pages in memory, which is crucial for scaling memory to terabytes.
  • Redundant bit steering, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supported 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, which is protected from all other software running on a system.
  • Redundant Intel Platform Controller Hub (PCH) connections to the processors allow the platform to maintain access to networking, storage, and server management during a processor failure.
  • Hot-swap drives support RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • Hot-swap I/O Books enabling you to install or replace adapters while the server is still running.
  • Tool-less lid-less design provides front and rear access for easy upgrades and serviceability. There is no need to pull the server out of the rack to access internal components.
  • Hot-swap power supplies and hot-swap dual-motor redundant fans provide availability for mission-critical applications.
  • A new LCD diagnostics panel that is combined with individual light path diagnostic LEDs quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components, which simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability.
  • Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, memory, HDDs, SSDs, fans, and power supplies) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates proactive alerts in advance of a possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
  • Built-in Integrated Management Module Version II (IMM2) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovering actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.
  • Includes two special Mezzanine LOM (ML2) adapter slots with support for adapters with either two 10 Gb ports or 4 Gb ports. Supports direct connectivity to the IMM2 service processor for out-of-band systems management.
  • Integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Two integrated Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) 1.2 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Industry-standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) NI support for faster and stronger encryption.
  • IBM Systems Director® provides proactive systems management. It offers comprehensive systems management tools that help increase uptime, reduce costs, and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Built-in diagnostic tests, using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot, speed up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, 9x5 next business day. Optional service upgrades are available.

Locations of key components and connectors

The following figure shows the front of the x3950 X6 server.

Front view of the System x3950 X6
Figure 2. Front view of the System x3950 X6

The following figure shows the rear of the x3950 X6 server.

Rear view of the System x3950 X6
Figure 3. Rear view of the System x3950 X6

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications
Components Specification
Machine type 3837
Form factor 8U rack
Processor Up to eight Intel Xeon E7-8800 v2 processors, each in a Compute Book. Each processor has either 15 cores (up to 2.8 GHz), 12 cores (up to 2.6 GHz), 10 cores (up to 2.2 GHz), eight cores (up to 2.0 GHz), or six cores (up to 3.4 GHz). There are three QPI links up to 8.0 GTps each. Up to 1600 MHz memory speed. Up to 37.5 MB L3 cache. Intel C602J chipset.
Memory Up to 192 DIMM sockets (24 DIMMs per processor, installed in the Compute Book). RDIMMs and LRDIMMs (Load Reduced DIMMs) are supported, but memory types cannot be intermixed. Memory speed up to 1600 MHz.
Memory maximums With RDIMMs: Up to 3 TB with 192x 16 GB RDIMMs and eight processors.
With LRDIMMs: Up to 12 TB with 192x 64 GB LRDIMMs and eight processors.
Memory protection ECC, Chipkill, RBS, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing.
Memory- channel storage Optional on all models. eXFlash DIMMs are installed in memory DIMM slots, but are seen by the OS as storage devices. Memory channels with eXFlash DIMMs must also have at least one RDIMM. Cannot be mixed with LRDIMMs. A maximum of 32 eXFlash DIMMs can be installed. Maximum 12.8 TB with 32x 400GB eXFlash DIMMs.
Disk drive bays Up to thirty-two 1.8-inch eXFlash SSD bays, or up to 16x eight 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA bays.
Maximum internal storage Up to 28.8 TB with 1.8 TB 2.5-inch SAS HDDs, up to 25.6 TB with 1.6 TB 2.5-inch SAS SSDs, or up to 25.6 TB with 800 GB 1.8-inch SATA SSDs.
RAID support 12 Gb SAS/SATA RAID 0, 1, or 10 with ServeRAID M5210; optional upgrades to RAID 5 or 50 are available (zero-cache; 1 GB non-backed cache; 1 GB or 2 GB flash-backed cache). Upgrades to RAID 6 or 60 available for M5210 with 1 GB or 2 GB upgrades.
Optical and tape bays None.
Network interfaces Mezzanine LOM (ML2) slot for dual-port 10 GbE cards with SFP+ or RJ-45 connectors or quad-port GbE cards with RJ-45 connectors. See Table 2. Dedicated 1 GbE port for systems management.
PCI Expansion slots Up to 22 PCIe slots plus two dedicated Mezzanine LOM slots. The slots are as follows:
  • Four PCIe 3.0 x8 slots for internal RAID controllers (in two Storage Books)
  • Four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16-wired), half length, full height (in two Primary I/O Books)
  • Two PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired), half length, full height (in two Primary I/O Books)
  • Two ML2 slots for network adapter (PCIe 3.0 x8) (in two Primary I/O Books)
  • Four optional I/O Books, each with three slots, all full height (using two requires 6 processors; using all four requires 8 processors). Optional books are hot-swap capable.
Optional I/O Books can be either of the following options:
  • Half-length I/O Book: Two PCIe 3.0 x8 slots, one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot.
  • Full-length I/O Book: Two PCIe 3.0 x16, one PCIe 2.0 x4 slot; two aux power connectors: 150 W and 75 W. Supports one double-wide GPU up to 300 W.
Ports Front: Four USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and one DB-15 video ports. Rear: Eight USB 2.0, one DB-15 video, one DB-9 serial, and one 1 GbE RJ-45 IMM2 systems management. Internal: two USB 2.0 port for embedded hypervisor. The second video IMM2 and internal USB hypervisor ports are used only when the server is partitioned into two four-socket servers.
Cooling Calibrated Vectored Cooling™. Up to 20 redundant hot-swap fan packs and 10 fan zones with N+1 fan redundancy. Each fan pack includes two counter-rotated dual-motor fans.
Power supply Up to eight redundant hot-swap 900 W AC or 1400 W AC power supplies (all 80 PLUS Platinum certified). -48 V 750 W DC power supplies are available through CTO.
Hot-swap parts Drives, power supplies, fans, and optional I/O Books.
Video Matrox G200eR2 with 16 MB memory that is integrated into the IMM2. Maximum resolution is 1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors.
Security features Power-on password, admin password, and four Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs).
Systems management UEFI, Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) with remote presence feature, Predictive Failure Analysis, Light Path Diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Systems Director and Active Energy Manager™, and ServerGuide.
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, and 2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 12, and VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1 and 5.5.
Limited warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty with 9x5 next business day (NBD).
Service and support Optional service upgrades are available through ServicePac® offerings: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 8-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, and remote technical support for Lenovo hardware and some Lenovo / OEM applications.
Dimensions Height: 351 mm (13.7 in.), width: 482 mm (19.0 in.), depth: 804 mm (31.6 in), depth with cable management brackets installed: 836 mm (32.9 in), depth with Full-length I/O Book installed: 921 mm (36.2 in)
Weight Minimum configuration: 84.5 kg (186.3 lb), typical: 88.2 kg (194.5 lb), maximum: 110.0 kg (242.6 lb)

The server is shipped with the following items:

  • Rail kit
  • Cable management brackets
  • 2.8 m (9.18 ft) C13-C14 power cord (one for each power supply)
  • Statement of Limited Warranty
  • Important Notices
  • Rack Installation Instructions
  • Documentation CD that contains the Installation and Service Guide
  • IBM Systems Director Flyer

Standard models

The following table lists the standard models.

Table 2. Standard models

Model† Intel Xeon Processor**
(in a Compute Book)
Memory eXFlash
DIMMs
RAID Drive bays
Drives
Ethernet‡
(ML2 slot)
I/O
slots§
Power
supplies
3837-BAx 4x Xeon E7-8850 v2
12C 2.3GHz 24MB 105W
8x 8GB
1600MHz
Optional 1x M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 16
Open bay
4x 1 GbE 12 / 24 4x 900W
HS / 8
3837-CAx 4x Xeon E7-8870 v2 15C
2.3GHz 30MB 130W
8x 8GB
1600MHz
Optional 1x M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 16
Open bay
4x 1 GbE 12 / 24 4x 900W
HS / 8
3837-CCx 4x Xeon E7-8890 v2 15C
2.8GHz 37.5MB 155W
8x 8GB
1600MHz
Optional 1x M5210 4x 2.5" HS / 16
Open bay
4x 1 GbE 12 / 24 4x 900W
HS / 8

† x in the Machine Type Model (MTM) represents a region-specific letter (for example, the EMEA MTM is 3837-BAG, and the US MTM is 3837-BAU). Ask a Lenovo representative for specifics.
** Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, and TDP.
‡ All models include one Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter adapter (I350-AM4 based).
§ Models with 12 slots have two Primary I/O Books (each with four slots) and two Storage Books (each with two slots) standard.

For more information about the standard features of the server, see the "Specifications" section.

SAP HANA Workload Optimized Solution models

The System x3950 X6 Workload Optimized Solutions for SAP HANA provide optimal solutions for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, data mart, and SAP Business Suite, Powered by SAP HANA applications. Preconfigured workload optimized server models for SAP HANA applications are configured with up to 2 TB of memory and are upgradeable to support larger single node and scale-out cluster implementations. These models include IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) Single Server for x86 Integrated Offerings with 3-year software subscription and support.

The following table lists the Workload Optimized Solution models for SAP HANA.

Table 3. Workload Optimized Solution models for SAP HANA

Model Intel Xeon Processor
(in a Compute Book)
Memory RAID Drive bays
Drives
Ethernet I/O
slots
Power
supplies
3837-
HBx
4x E7-8880 v2 15C
2.5GHz 37.5MB
1600 MHz 130W
512 GB
32x 16 GB
RDIMM
1x M5210
+ upgrades*
8x 2.5” HS
6x 1.2 TB SAS HDD
2x 400 GB S3700 SSD
2x 4x1GbE ML2
2x Mellanox 10Gb*
12 std
24 max
8x 1400W
HS / 8
3837-
HCx
4x E7-8880 v2 15C
2.5GHz 37.5MB
1600 MHz 130W
1024 GB
32x 32 GB
LRDIMM
2x M5210
+ upgrades*
16x 2.5” HS
12x 1.2 TB SAS HDD
4x 400 GB S3700 SSD
2x 4x1GbE ML2
2x Mellanox 10Gb*
12 std
24 max
8x 1400W
HS / 8
3837-
HDx
8x E7-8880 v2 15C
2.5GHz 37.5MB
1600 MHz 130W
2048 GB
64x 32 GB
LRDIMM
2x M5210
+ upgrades*
16x 2.5” HS
12x 1.2 TB SAS HDD
4x 400 GB S3700 SSD
2x 4x1GbE ML2
2x Mellanox 10Gb*
18 std
24 max
8x 1400W
HS / 8

* See the list of specific components below

Each of these HANA models include the following components

  • One (model HBx) or two (HCx, HDx) ServeRAID M5210 controller (46C9110) with 2GB cache upgrade with flash backup (47C8664) plus Performance Accelerator (47C8710) and SSD Caching Enabler (47C8712)
  • Six (HBx) or 12 (HCx, HDx) 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD (00AJ146)
  • Two (HBx) or four (HCx, HDx) S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for System x (00AJ161)
  • Two Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter for System x (00D1998)
  • Two Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapters (00D9550)
  • Four SFP+ SR Transceiver (46C3447)
  • Four Mellanox QSA Adapter (QSFP to SFP+) (90Y3842)
  • Model HDx only: Two X6 Half-length I/O Books (44X4049)
  • Lenovo solution for SAP HANA media
  • License for IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) Single Server for x86 Integrated Offerings with 3-year software subscription and support

Note: The operating system software is not included with the SAP HANA models. Operating system selection must be a separate line item included in order: SLES for SAP with standard or priority support. The SAP HANA Software is included, but the license is sold separately by SAP or an SAP business partner. VMware Enterprise Plus license sold separately.

For more information about the standard features of the server, see the "Specifications" section.

Processor options

The x3950 X6 supports up to eight Intel Xeon E7-8800 v2 processors. Processors are installed in Compute Books, one processor in each Compute Book. The following figure shows the components of the Compute Book:

  • One processor
  • A total of 24 DIMM slots, 12 on each side of the book
  • Two hot-swap dual-motor fans that are mounted on the front of the book

The x3950 X6 supports four, six, or eight Compute Books. Other combinations are not supported.

Each Compute Book is installed in the front of the server, as shown in the following figure.

Compute Book
Figure 4. Compute Book

The following table shows the processor options. Each option includes the processor installed in a Compute Book.

Note: Compute Books with E7-4800 v2 processors are supported only in a four-socket x3850 X6 server and cannot be used in an x3950 X6 server.

The table also shows the maximum memory bus speed each processor supports plus which server models have each processor standard. If there is no corresponding where-used model for a particular processor, this processor is only available through CTO.

Table 4. Processor options
Part number Feature
code
Description
(processor installed in a Compute Book)
Memory bus
speed (RAS /
Performance)†
Supported
quantities x3950 X6
x3950 X6
models
where used
Intel Xeon E7-8800 v2 processor family (also supported in x3850 X6)
44X4001 A4BB X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8850 v2 12C 2.3GHz 105W 1600 / 1066 MHz 4, 6, 8 BAx
44X4031 A4BH X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8857 v2 12C 3.0GHz 130W 1600 / 1333 MHz 4, 6, 8 -
44X4011 A4BD X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8870 v2 15C 2.3GHz 130W 1600 / 1333 MHz 4, 6, 8 CAx
44X4016 A4BE X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8880 v2 15C 2.5GHz 130W 1600 / 1333 MHz 4, 6, 8 -
44X4036 A4BJ X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8880L v2 15C 2.2GHz 105W 1600 / 1333 MHz 4, 6, 8 -
44X4021 A4BF X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8890 v2 15C 2.8GHz 155W 1600 / 1333 MHz 4, 6, 8 CCx
44X4026 A4BG X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8891 v2 10C 3.2GHz 155W 1600 / 1333 MHz 4, 6, 8 -
44X4006 A4BC X6 Compute Book Intel Xeon E7-8893 v2 6C 3.4GHz 155W 1600 / 1333 MHz 4, 6, 8 -

† The processors support two memory modes, RAS mode (also known as lockstep mode) and Performance mode (also known as independent mode). In Performance mode, the SMI2 link operates at twice the memory bus speed shown.

Memory options

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

The x3950 X6 supports DDR3 memory operating at speeds up to 1600 MHz. The server supports up to 192 DIMMs when all eight processors are installed, 24 DIMMs per processor. Each processor has four memory channels that are implemented using Scalable Memory Interface generation 2 (SMI2) chips, and the server implements three DIMMs per channel. The processor and the corresponding memory DIMM slots are on the Compute Book.

The following table lists the memory options that are available for x3950 X6.

Table 5. Memory options
Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
x3950 X6
Standard models
where used
RDIMMs
00D5024 A3QE 4GB (1x4GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM 192 (24 per CPU) -
00D5036 A3QH 8GB (1x8GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM 192 (24 per CPU) BAx, CAx, CCx
46W0672 A3QM 16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM 192 (24 per CPU) -
LRDIMMs
46W0676 A3SR 32GB (1x32GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz LP LRDIMM 192 (24 per CPU) -
46W0741 A451 64GB (1x64GB, 8Rx4, 1.35V) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz LP LRDIMM 192 (24 per CPU) -

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The server supports RDIMMs and LRDIMMs.
  • Mixing different types of memory (RDIMMs and LRDIMMs) is not supported.
  • The maximum number of ranks per one DDR3 channel is six with RDIMMs or 24 with LRDIMMs.
  • In RAS (lockstep) mode, DIMMs must be installed in a pair.
  • The maximum quantity of DIMMs that can be installed in the server depends on the number of processors, DIMM type, rank, and operating voltage, as shown in the "Max. qty supported" row in the following table.
  • All DIMMs in the server operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of one of the following options:
    • Memory speed that is supported by the specific processor.
    • Lowest of maximum operating speeds for 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 server also supports eXFlash DIMMs, which are also installed in the DIMM slots. The "eXFlash memory-channel storage" section describes these eXFlash DIMMs and the configuration rules.

The following table shows the characteristics of the supported DIMMs. Tables cells that are highlighted with a gray background indicate that the server supports higher memory frequencies or larger memory capacity (or both) than the Intel processor specification defines.

Memory speed: In performance mode, memory channels operate independently, and the SMI2 link operates at twice the DDR3 speed. In RAS mode, two channels operate synchronously, and the SMI2 link operates at the DDR3 speed.

Table 6. Maximum memory speeds
DIMM
specification
RDIMM
LRDIMM
Rank Single rank Dual rank Quad rank 8-rank
Part numbers 00D5024 (4GB)
00D5036 (8GB)
46W0672 (16GB) 46W0676 (32GB) 46W0741 (64GB)
Rated speed 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1333 MHz
Rated voltage 1.35 V 1.35 V 1.35 V 1.35 V
Operating voltage 1.35 V 1.5 V 1.35 V 1.5 V 1.35 V 1.5 V 1.35 V 1.5 V
Max qty supported* 192 192 192 192 192 192 192 192
Max DIMM capacity 8 GB 8 GB 16 GB 16 GB 32 GB 32 GB 64 GB 64 GB
Max memory capacity 1.5 TB 1.5 TB 3.0 TB 3.0 TB 6 TB 6 TB 12 TB 12 TB
Maximum operating speed - Performance mode (2:1 mode - SMI2 link operates at twice the DDR3 speed shown)
1 DIMM per channel 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz
3 DIMMs per channel 1066 MHz 1333 MHz 1066 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz
Maximum operating speed - RAS mode (1:1 mode - SMI2 link operates at the DDR3 speed shown)
1 DIMM per channel 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz
3 DIMMs per channel 1066 MHz 1333 MHz 1066 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1333 MHz

* Maximum quantity supported is shown for all processors installed.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

  • ECC
  • Chipkill (for x4-based memory DIMMs)
  • Redundant bit steering (Double Device Data Correction)
  • Memory mirroring
  • Memory rank sparing

Chipkill and Redundant Bit Steering are supported in RAS mode. Chipkill is supported in Performance mode.

If memory mirroring is used, DIMMs must be installed in pairs for Performance mode (minimum of one pair per each processor) and quads for RAS mode. DIMMs in the pair/quad must be identical in type and size.

If memory rank sparing is used, then a minimum of 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 that are installed.

eXFlash memory-channel storage

eXFlash memory-channel storage are storage offerings in the physical form of memory DIMMs. These eXFlash DIMMs are installed in memory DIMM sockets but appear to the operating system and applications as block storage devices. This new and innovative technology brings storage electrically closer to the processor subsystem, therefore improving performance considerably.

Withdrawn: Memory-channel storage is withdrawn from marketing.

Note: Both the x3850 X6 and the x3950 X6 support at most 32 eXFlash DIMMs.

The following table shows the supported eXFlash DIMMs.

Table 7. Internal storage expansion options

Part number Feature
code
Name and description Maximum
supported
x3950 X6
00FE000 A4GX eXFlash 200GB DDR3 Storage DIMM 32
00FE005 A4GY eXFlash 400GB DDR3 Storage DIMM 32

The following figure shows one eXFlash DIMM installed with RDIMMs in the Compute Book.

IBM eXFlash DIMM installed in the Compute Book
Figure 5. eXFlash DIMM installed in the Compute Book

The following rules apply when building a server configuration with eXFlash DIMMs:

  • The 200 GB and 400 GB eXFlash DIMMs cannot be mixed.
  • Performance memory mode must be selected. RAS (lockstep) memory mode is not supported.
  • Only RDIMMs are supported by eXFlash DIMMs; LRDIMMs are not supported
  • eXFlash DIMMs can only installed on the Compute Books in the lower half of the server (processors 1-4)
  • The maximum quantities of eXFlash DIMMs are as follows:
    • Four processors: 16 eXFlash DIMMs
    • Six processors: 24 eXFlash DIMMs
    • Eight processors: 32 eXFlash DIMMs

For more information, visit the eXFlash DIMM support page:
http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-FLASHDM

Internal storage

The server supports 1.8-inch solid-state drives in the eXFlash SSD units and 2.5-inch SSDs and HDDs. Drives are installed in the Storage Book. The x3950 X6 has two Storage Books. The Storage Book supports the following configurations:

  • 4x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
  • 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
  • 4x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays + 8x 1.8-inch hot-swap SSD bays
  • 8x 1.8-inch hot-swap SSD bays
  • 16x 1.8-inch hot-swap SSD bays

The following figure shows these configurations.

Internal drive configurations
Figure 6. Internal drive configurations

Backplanes

All standard models ship with four 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap hard disk drive bays. The following table shows the internal storage expansion options that are available.

Table 8. Internal storage expansion options

Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum supported x3950 X6
44X4104 A4A6 4x 2.5" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane 4
44X4106 A4A7 8x 1.8" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane 4

The backplanes are connected to one or two RAID controllers or HBAs depending on the number and type of backplane that is installed. The adapters are installed in PCIe slots in the Storage Book, as shown in the following figure.

Storage Book
Figure 7. Storage Book

The following table shows the backplanes that are required per Storage Book and the number of controllers that are required. Note that the table shows the exact number of controllers supported for each drive/backplane configuration, no more, no fewer.

Table 9. Drive combinations per Storage Book

Drive combination Backplanes required Number of controllers
supported
4x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays 1x 4x 2.5" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4104 1
8x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays 2x 4x 2.5" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4104 1
4x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays +
8x 1.8-inch hot-swap SSD bays
1x 4x 2.5" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4104
1x 8x 1.8" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4106
2
8x 1.8-inch hot-swap SSD bays 1x 8x 1.8" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4106 1
16x 1.8-inch hot-swap SSD bays 2x 8x 1.8" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4106 2

Controllers for internal storage

The following table lists the RAID controllers, HBAs, and additional hardware and feature upgrades that are used for internal disk storage. The adapters are installed in slots in the Storage Book.

Table 10. RAID controllers and HBAs for internal storage
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported x3950 X6
Where
used
46C9110 A3YZ ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller 4 All models
47C8675 A3YY N2215 SAS/SATA HBA for System x 4 -
Hardware upgrades for the ServeRAID M5210
47C8656 A3Z0 ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 4 -
47C8660 A3Z1 ServeRAID M5200 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 4 -
47C8664 A3Z2 ServeRAID M5200 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 4 -
47C8668 A3Z3 ServeRAID M5200 Series 4GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade    
Features on Demand upgrades for the ServeRAID M5210
47C8708 A3Z6 ServeRAID M5200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 2 -
47C8706 A3Z5 ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade 2* -
47C8710 A3Z7 ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator 2* -
47C8712 A3Z8 ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler 2* -

* These M5210 features upgrades require a cache memory upgrade (47C8656, 47C8660, or 47C8664).

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 0, 1, and 10
  • Supports RAID 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 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 at the following address:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/raid

Internal drive options

The following tables lists hard disk drive options for internal storage.

Table 11. 1.8-inch SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
1.8-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
00AJ335 A56V 120GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD 32
00AJ340 A56W 240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD 32
00AJ345 A56X 480GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD 32
00AJ350 A56Y 800GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD 32
Table 12. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
00NA251 ASBH 900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 16
00NA241 ASBF 600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 16
00NA261 ASBK 1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 16
00NA271 ASBM 1.8TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 15K
00NA221 ASBB 300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 16
00NA231 ASBD 600GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap SED HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
00NA301 ASBT 1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e SED 16
Table 13. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb SAS 15K
00AJ111 A4TQ 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SAS
00AJ121 A4TT 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
00AJ136 A4TW 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD 16
00AJ141 A4TX 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD 16
Table 14. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS/SATA SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
00FN379 AS7C 200GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 16
00FN389 AS7E 400GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 16
00FN399 AS7G 800GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 16
00FN409 AS7J 1.6TB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 16
Table 15. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SAS - Enterprise Capacity
00NA671 ASW6 3.84TB 6Gb SAS Enterprise Capacity G3HS MLC SSD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SAS - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
00AJ207 A4UA 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 16
00AJ212 A4UB 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 16
00AJ217 A4UC 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
00AJ395 A577 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD 16
00AJ400 A578 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD 16
00AJ405 A579 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD 16
00AJ410 A57A 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD 16

Internal backup units

The server does not support internal tape drive options.

Optical drives

The server does not support internal optical drives.

I/O expansion options

The server supports up to 22 PCIe slots plus two dedicated Mezzanine LOM slots (24 total) as follows:

  • In each of the two Storage Books (standard in all models): Two PCIe 3.0 x8 slots for supported internal RAID controllers and SAS HBAs
  • In each of the two Primary I/O Books (standard in all models):
    • Two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16-wired), half length, full height, up to 75 W of power
    • One PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8-wired), half length, full height, up to 75 W of power
    • One mezzanine LOM 2 (ML2) slot for network adapters with the new ML2 form factor (PCIe 3.0 x8)
  • Four optional I/O Books, each with three slots, all full height. Optional I/O Books are hot-swap capable.

The following figure shows the Primary I/O Book with the air baffle raised to show the internals.

Primary I/O Book
Figure 8. Primary I/O Book

Optional I/O Books can be either of:

  • Half-length I/O Book:
    • Two PCIe 3.0 x8 slots (x8 wired)
    • One PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (x16 wired)
  • Full-length I/O Book:
    • Two PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 wired)
    • One PCIe 2.0 x8 slot (x4 wired)

In order for an I/O Book to be hot-swappable, all adapters that are installed in the book must support hot-swap and the operating system must also support hot-swap. These operating systems support hot-swap:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

The adapters listed in the following table support hot-swap.

Table 16. Adapters that support hot swap
Part number Feature code Description
00D8540* A4XH Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA IIIr for System x*
49Y7960 A2EC Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x
49Y7970 A2ED Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for System x
49Y4230 5767 Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for System x
49Y4240 5768 Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for System x
00AG500 A56K Intel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter for System x
00AG510 A56L Intel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter for System x
00AG520 A56M Intel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter for System x

* Hot-swap is only supported when the adapter is in pNIC mode. Hot-swap is not supported in either vNIC mode (Virtual Fabric mode or Switch Independent mode).

The use of two Optional I/O Books requires six processors to be installed. The usage of all four Optional I/O Books requires all eight processors to be installed.

The following table shows the ordering information for the optional I/O Books.

Table 17. I/O Book options

Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported x3950 X6
44X4049 A4A2 X6 Half-Length I/O Book 4
44X4051 A4A3* X6 Full-Length I/O Book 4

* The Full-length I/O Book can be ordered only as an option. It is not available through CTO because the Full-length I/O Book cannot be shipped installed in the server

The following figure shows the two optional I/O Books: the Half-length I/O Book and the Full-length I/O Book.

Half-length I/O Book and the Full-length I/O Book
Figure 9. Half-length I/O Book and the Full-length I/O Book

The following figure shows the Half-length I/O Book.

Half-length I/O Book
Figure 10. Half-length I/O Book

Each slot in the Half-length I/O Book and the Full-length I/O Book supplies up to 75 W of power.

The Full-length I/O Book also includes two auxiliary power connectors. With the usage of these connectors and the supplied power cords, the I/O book supports one double-wide adapter up to 300 W. The auxiliary power connectors are as follows:

  • One 2x4 power connector, which supplies up to 150 W of additional power to the adapter
  • One 2x3 power connector, which supplies up to 75 W of additional power to the adapter

The combined power consumption of all the adapters that are installed in the Full-length I/O Book cannot exceed 300 W.

Note: The 2x3 connector is intended to be used only when one adapter is installed in the first x16 slot (the up-most slot in the following figure), either requiring 225 W or 300 W of power. The location of the 2x3 connector prevents an adapter from being installed in the other x16 slot.

Full-length I/O Book
Figure 11. Full-length I/O Book

The Half-length I/O Book installs flush with the Primary I/O Book at the rear of the server. The Full-length I/O Book, when installed, adds a 99 mm (3.9 in.) mechanical extension to the base length dimension of the chassis.

The following figure shows a Full-length I/O Book and a Half-length I/O Book installed in the server.

Optional I/O Books installed (x3850 X6 shown)
Figure 12. Optional I/O Books that are installed (x3850 X6 shown)

Network adapters

The server supports ML2 adapters that are installed in the two ML2 slots, one in each Primary I/O Book. These ML2 slots support adapters with either two 10 Gb ports or four Gigabit ports and supports direct connectivity to the IMM2 service processor for out-of-band systems management.

As listed in Table 2, all standard models of the x3950 X6 include an Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter (I350-AM4 based).

The Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter has the following specifications:

  • Quad-port 1 Gb Ethernet connectivity
  • Intel I350-AM4 ASIC
  • Four RJ45 ports for copper cables

For more information about this adapter, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide found at the following address:
http://lenovopress.com/tips1155

The following table lists the supported ML2 adapters.

Table 18. ML2 adapters
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported x3950 X6
00D2026 A40S Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT for System x 2
00D2028 A40T Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ for System x 2
00D1996 A40Q Emulex VFA5 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x 2
00D8544 A4NZ Emulex VFA5 ML2 FCoE/iSCSI License for System x (FoD)
(Features on Demand upgrade for 00D1996 - one for each adapter)
2
00D1998 A40R Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter for System x 2
00D1994 A40P Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT Adapter for System x 2
94Y5200 AS74 Intel X710 ML2 4x10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x 2
00FP650 A5RK Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro ML2 2x40GbE/FDR VPI Adapter for System x 2

The server also supports various other Ethernet and InfiniBand network adapters, as listed in the following table. The maximum quantity listed is for configurations with all processors and I/O books installed.

Table 19. Network adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported x3950 X6
40 Gb Ethernet  
00D9550 A3PN Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for System x 18
10 Gb Ethernet  
44T1370 A5GZ Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE BaseT Adapter for System x 18
49Y7910 A18Y Broadcom NetXtreme II Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for System x 18
00JY820 A5UT Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter for System x 18
00JY830 A5UU Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW for System x 18
00JY824 A5UV Emulex VFA5 FCoE/iSCSI SW for PCIe Adapter for System x (FoD) 18
00D8540 A4M9 Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA III-R for System x 18
49Y7960 A2EC Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x 18
49Y7970 A2ED Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter for System x 18
81Y3520 AS73 Intel X710 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter for System x 18
00D9690 A3PM Mellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter for System x 18
90Y4600 A3MR QLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA for System x 18
00Y5624 A3MT QLogic 8200 VFA FCoE/iSCSI License for System x (FoD) 18
47C9960 A47J Solarflare SFN6122F 2x10GbE SFP+ Onload Adapter 18
Gigabit Ethernet  
00AG500 A56K Intel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter for System x 18
00AG510 A56L Intel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter for System x 18
00AG520 A56M Intel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter for System x 18
90Y9370 A2V4 Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter for System x 18
90Y9352 A2V3 Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter for System x 18
49Y4230 5767 Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 for System x 18
49Y4240 5768 Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 for System x 18
InfiniBand
00D9550 A3PN Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter for System x 18

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Networking adapters category found at the following address:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/networkadapters

Fibre Channel host bus adapters

The following table lists the supported Fibre Channel HBAs.

Table 20. Fibre Channel HBAs

Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported x3950 X6
Fibre Channel - 16 Gb  
81Y1655 A2W5 Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x 18
81Y1662 A2W6 Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x 18
81Y1668 A2XU Brocade 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x 18
81Y1675 A2XV Brocade 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x 18
00Y3337 A3KW QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x 18
00Y3341 A3KX QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x 18
Fibre Channel - 8 Gb  
42D0485 3580 Emulex 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x 18
42D0494 3581 Emulex 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x 18
42D0501 3578 QLogic 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x 18
42D0510 3579 QLogic 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x 18
46M6049 3589 Brocade 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA for System x 18
46M6050 3591 Brocade 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA for System x 18

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Host bus adapters category found at the following address:
http://lenovopress.com/systemx/hba

SAS adapters for external storage

The following table lists the supported SAS HBAs and RAID adapters.

Table 21. RAID controllers and options for external disk storage expansion
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported x3950 X6
SAS HBAs  
46C9010 A3MV N2125 SAS/SATA HBA for System x 18
00AE912 A5M0 N2225 SAS/SATA HBA for System x 18
RAID controllers  
00AE938 A5ND ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller 6
81Y4478 A1WX ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller 5
Features on Demand upgrades for the M5225
47C8706 A3Z5 ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade for Systems-FoD 1
47C8710 A3Z7 ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator for Systems-FoD 1
47C8712 A3Z8 ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler for Systems-FoD 1
Hardware upgrades for the M5120
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 for System x 1
Feature on Demand upgrades for the M5120
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*

* These M5120 features upgrades require a cache memory upgrade (81Y4487, 81Y4559, or 47C8670).

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 about the ServeRAID M5225, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide at http://lenovopress.com/tips1258

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

  • Eight external 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • Two external x4 mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8088)
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, and 10
  • Supports RAID 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 or 1 GB flash-backed cache
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps ROC controller
  • Supports connectivity to the EXP2512 and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures

Cache upgrade required: The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller ships standard without a cache. One of the available cache upgrades (81Y4487, 81Y4559, or 47C8670) is required for the M5120 adapter operations, and it must be purchased together with the controller.

For more information about the ServeRAID M5120, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide at http://lenovopress.com/tips0858

PCIe SSD adapters

The server supports the High IOPS SSD adapters that are listed in the following table. The maximum quantity listed is for configurations with all processors and I/O books installed.

Table 22. SSD adapters

Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
x3950 X6
46C9078 A3J3 365GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter 18
46C9081 A3J4 785GB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter 18
90Y4377 A3DY 1.2TB High IOPS MLC Mono Adapter 18
90Y4397 A3DZ 2.4TB High IOPS MLC Duo Adapter 18
00AE995 ARYP 1000GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 12
00AE998 ARYQ 1300GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 12
00JY004 ARYS 5200GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 12
00JY001 ARYR* 2600GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 12
00AE983 ARYK 1250GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter 12
00AE986 ARYL 1600GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter 12
00AE989 ARYM 3200GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter 12
00AE992 ARYN* 6400GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter 12

* These adapters cannot be ordered via CTO. It can only be ordered as an option. The server cannot be shipped with this adapter installed. See http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-IO3

For more information, about these adapters, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide High IOPS MLC Adapters, TIPS0907, found at the following address:
http://lenovopress.com/tips0907

GPU adapters

The server supports the co-processors and graphics processing units (GPUs) that are listed in the following table. Each is installed in a Full-length I/O Book. No other adapter can be installed in the Full-length I/O Book. The Full-length I/O Book includes the necessary auxiliary power cables.

Notes:

  • These adapters are not available through CTO and cannot be shipped installed in the server because they are installed in the Full-length I/O Book, which extends beyond the rear of the chassis (see Figure 12). These adapters must be shipped separately from the server. Order the adapter and Full-length I/O Book as separate options.
  • If a NVIDIA Grid K1, Grid K2, Tesla K20c, Tesla K40, Quadro K4000 or Quadro K6000 is installed, the maximum system memory that can be installed is 1 TB.

Table 23. GPU adapters

Part number Feature code Description Minimum
system
RAM
Maximum
supported x3950 X6
00J6160 A3GM* NVIDIA GRID K1 32 GB 4
00FP674 A470* NVIDIA Grid K2 (Actively Cooled) 16 GB 4
00FP675 A3YU* NVIDIA Quadro K4000 6 GB 4
00FP672 A3YV* NVIDIA Quadro K6000 24 GB 4
00FP673 A471* NVIDIA Tesla K20 (Actively Cooled) 10 GB 4
00FP676 A5FG* NVIDIA Tesla K40c 24 GB 4

* Not available through CTO.

Power supplies

The x3950 X6 supports up to eight redundant power supplies. Standard models come with four power supplies (model dependent). The following table lists the power supplies.

Table 24. Power supplies

Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported x3950 X6
Standard models
where used
44X4150 A54D 1400W HE Redundant Power Supply
for altitudes >5000 meters
8 All HANA models
44X4152 A54E 1400W HE Redundant Power Supply 8 -
44X4132 A4R0 900W Power Supply 8 BAx, CAx, CCx
88Y7433 A2EA 750W High Efficiency -48 V DC Power Supply 8 -

An AC power supply ships standard with one 2.8 m C13 - C14 power cord.

Integrated virtualization

The server supports VMware ESXi that is installed on a USB memory key. The key is installed in a USB socket that is on the primary I/O book inside the server. The following table lists the virtualization options.

Table 25. Virtualization options

Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported*
41Y8298 A2G0 Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads 1 / 2
41Y8382 A4WZ USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.1 U1 1 / 2

* 2 hypervisor keys are supported only if the x3950 X6 is configured to be partitioned, where the two halves of the server operate as two independent four-socket servers. However, CTO orders can include only one hypervisor key.

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 IMM2 lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. The IMM2 also provides a virtual presence capability for remote server management capabilities.

The IMM2 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 remote presence provides the following functions:

  • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz with up to 23 bits per pixel colors, regardless of the system state
  • Remotely accessing the server by 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 feature to assist in determining the cause of the hang condition.

Supported operating systems

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) 12
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with XEN
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) (Limited to 160 threads)
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)

For the latest information about the specific versions and service levels that are supported and any other prerequisites, see the Lenovo Operating System Interoperability Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/osig

Physical and electrical specifications

Dimensions and weight:

  • Height: 351 mm (13.7 in.)
  • Width: 482 mm (19.0 in.)
  • Depth: 804 mm (31.6 in)
  • Depth with cable management brackets installed: 836 mm (32.9”)
  • Depth with Full-length I/O Book installed: 921 mm (36.2 in)
  • Weight:
    • Minimum configuration: 84.5 kg (186.3 lb)
    • Typical configuration: 88.2 kg (194.5 lb)
    • Maximum configuration: 110.0 kg (242.6 lb)

Supported environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Server on: 5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F); altitude: 0 - 3,050 m (10,000 ft).
    • Server off: 5 °C to 45 °C (41 °F to 113 °F); altitude: 0 - 3,050 m (10,000 ft).
    • Shipment: -40 °C to 60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F)
  • Humidity:
    • Server on: 8% - 85%, maximum dew point 24 °C
    • Server off: 8% - 85%, maximum dew point 27 °C
  • Electrical:
    • Models with 1400 W AC power supplies:
      • 100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 10 A (900 W DC output)
      • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 8 A (1400 W DC output)
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.16 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 3.2 kVA
    • Models with 900 W AC power supplies:
      • 100 - 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 10.7 A
      • 200 - 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 5.3 A
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.16 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 2.0 kVA
    • Models with 750 W DC power supplies:
      • -40 to -75 (nominal) V DC
      • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
        • Minimum configuration: 0.16 kVA
        • Maximum configuration: 1.7 kVA
  • BTU output:
    • Minimum configuration: 546 Btu/hr (160 watts)
    • Maximum configuration: 10,912 Btu/hr (3,200 watts)
  • Noise level:
    • 6.6 bels (operating)
    • 6.4 bels (idle)

Warranty options

The system 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 region-specific. Not all warranty service upgrades are available in every region. For more information about Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings that are available in your region, go to the Data Center Advisor and Configurator website http://dcsc.lenovo.com, then do the following:

  1. In the Customize a Model box in the middle of the page, select the Services option in the Customization Option dropdown menu
  2. Enter in the machine type & model of the system
  3. From the search results, you can click either Deployment Services or Support Services to view the offerings

The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.

Table 26. 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 Disk Drive Retention

    Lenovo’s Hard Disk Drive Retention (HDDR) 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 region 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 regulations:

  • 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, and 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, and EN61000-3-3)
  • CISPR 22, Class A
  • TUV-GS (EN60950-1 /IEC60950-1, EK1-ITB2000)

External drive enclosures

The server supports attachment to external drive enclosures using a RAID controller with external ports or a SAS host bus adapter. Adapters supported by the server are listed in the SAS adapters for external storage section.

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

Table 27. E1012 and E1024 external drive enclosure models
Part number Description
64111B1 Lenovo Storage E1012 LFF Disk Expansion Single SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD
64111B2 Lenovo Storage E1012 LFF Disk Expansion Dual SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD
64111B3 Lenovo Storage E1024 SFF Disk Expansion Single SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD
64111B4 Lenovo Storage E1024 SFF Disk Expansion Dual SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD

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

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

Note: Information provided in this section is for ordering reference purposes only. For the operating system and adapter support details, refer to the interoperability matrix for a particular storage enclosure that can be found on the Lenovo Data Center Support web site:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com

Table 28. External drive enclosures
Description Part number
Worldwide Japan PRC
Lenovo Storage D1212 LFF Disk Expansion with Dual SAS IO Modules 4587A11 4587A1J 4587A1C
Lenovo Storage D1224 SFF Disk Expansion with Dual SAS IO Modules 4587A31 4587A3J 4587A3C
Lenovo Storage D3284 4TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641311F
Lenovo Storage D3284 6TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641312F
Lenovo Storage D3284 8TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641313F
Lenovo Storage D3284 10TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641314F

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

External storage systems

Lenovo offers the ThinkSystem DE Series and ThinkSystem DM Series external storage systems for high-performance storage. See the DE Series and DM Series product guides for specific controller models, expansion enclosures and configuration options:

External backup units

The following table lists the external backup options that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 29. External backup options
Part number Description
External RDX USB drives
4T27A10725 ThinkSystem RDX External USB 3.0 Dock
External SAS tape backup drives
6160S6E IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S
6160S7E IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S
6160S8E IBM TS2280 Tape Drive Model H8S
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
6741A1F IBM TS4300 3U Tape Library-Base Unit
6741A3F 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 30. 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)
7Z330O11WW Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1064TO RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE)
7159C1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159CRW Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front)
7159GR6 Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front)
7159BR6 Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front)
25 Gb Ethernet switches
7159E1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7Z210O21WW Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE)
7Z330O21WW Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2580O 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:

Fibre Channel SAN switches

Lenovo offers the ThinkSystem DB Series of Fibre Channel SAN switches for high-performance storage expansion. See the DB Series product guides for models and configuration options:

Uninterruptible power supply units

The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 31. 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

Power distribution units

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

Table 32. 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

Rack cabinets

The server supports the rack cabinets that are listed in the following table.

Table 33. Rack cabinets

Part number Description Supported
by x3950 X6
Maximum
supported
x3950 X6
2018-86X 11U Office Enablement Kit No Not applicable
9307-2PX 25U Static S2 Standard Rack No Not applicable
9307-2RX 25U Standard Rack No Not applicable
9307-4RX 42U Standard Rack No Not applicable
9307-4XX 42U Standard Rack Extension No Not applicable
9308-4EX 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack Yes* 5
9308-4PX 42U Enterprise Rack Yes* 5
9360-4PX 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack Yes 5
9360-4EX 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack Yes 5
9361-4PX 42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack Yes 5
9361-4EX 42U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack Yes 5
9362-4PX 47U 1200mm Deep Static Rack Yes 5
9362-4EX 47U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack Yes 5
9363-4CX PureFlex System 42U Rack Yes 5
9363-4DX PureFlex System 42U Expansion Rack Yes 5
9363-4PX 42U 1100mm Dynamic Rack Yes 5
9363-4EX 42U 1100mm Dynamic Expansion Rack Yes 5
1410-2RX Intelligent Cluster 25U Rack Family No Not applicable
1410-4RX Intelligent Cluster 42U Rack Family Yes* 5
1410-PRA Intelligent Cluster 42U 1200mm Deep Rack Family Yes 5
1410-PRB Intelligent Cluster 42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Rack Family Yes 5
7200-4PX Smart Analytics 42U Rack Family Yes* 5

* No support for Full-length I/O Books

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

KVM console options

The following table lists the supported KVM consoles, keyboards, and KVM switches.

Table 34. Console keyboards
Part number Description
Consoles
17238BX 1U 18.5" Standard Console (without keyboard)
Console keyboards
00MW310 Lenovo UltraNav Keyboard USB - US Eng
46W6713 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Arabic 253 RoHS v2
46W6714 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Belg/UK 120 RoHS v2
46W6715 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Chinese/US 467 RoHS v2
46W6716 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Czech 489 RoHS v2
46W6717 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Danish 159 RoHS v2
46W6718 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Dutch 143 RoHS v2
46W6719 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - French 189 RoHS v2
46W6720 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Fr/Canada 445 RoHS v2
46W6721 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - German 129 RoHS v2
46W6722 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Greek 219 RoHS v2
46W6723 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hebrew 212 RoHS v2
46W6724 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hungarian 208 RoHS v2
46W6725 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Italian 141 RoHS v2
46W6726 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Japanese 194 RoHS v2
46W6727 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Korean 413 RoHS v2
46W6728 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - LA Span 171 RoHS v2
46W6729 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Norwegian 155 RoHS v2
46W6730 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Polish 214 RoHS v2
46W6731 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Portuguese 163 RoHS v2
46W6732 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Russian 441 RoHS v2
46W6733 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovak 245 RoHS v2
46W6734 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Spanish 172 RoHS v2
46W6735 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swed/Finn 153 RoHS v2
46W6736 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swiss F/G 150 RoHS v2
46W6737 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Thai 191 RoHS v2
46W6738 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Turkish 179 RoHS v2
46W6739 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - UK Eng 166 RoHS v2
46W6740 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - US Euro 103P RoHS v2
46W6741 Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovenian 234 RoHS v2
Console switches
1754D2X Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
Console switch cables
43V6147 Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)
39M2895 USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO)
46M5383 Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
46M5382 Serial Conversion Option (SCO)

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

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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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