Lenovo Flex System x240 M5 (E5-2600 v3)Product Guide

Abstract

The Lenovo Flex System™ x240 M5 Compute Node is a high-performance server that offers enhanced security, efficiency, and reliability features to handle business-critical workloads. The blade server is based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors. It features up to 18 cores and uses new TruDDR4 Memory, which runs at speeds up to 2133 MHz.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the x240 M5 offering, its key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the x240 M5 compute node and consider its use in IT solutions.

Standard models withdrawn: Standard models of the x240 M5 with the E5-2600 v3 processor are withdrawn from marketing. The replacement system is the x240 M5 with E5-2600 v4. NEBS models and configure-to-order (CTO) with E5-2600 v3 processors are still available, as described in this product guide.

Note: There are two Product Guides for the Flex System x240 M5, as follows:

Change History

Changes in the September 12 update:

  • Added new SSDs to the Internal drive options section:
    • Intel S4500 Enterprise Entry SSDs
    • Intel S4600 Enterprise Mainstream SSDs
  • Removed withdrawn drives

Watch the video walk-through of the x240 M5 with David Watts and Dave Ridley

Introduction

The Lenovo Flex System™ x240 M5 Compute Node is a high-performance server that offers enhanced security, efficiency, and reliability features to handle business-critical workloads. The blade server is based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors. It features up to 18 cores and uses new TruDDR4 Memory, which runs at speeds up to 2133 MHz.

Suggested uses: Database, virtualization, enterprise applications, collaboration and email, streaming media, web, HPC, and cloud applications.

Figure 1 shows the Flex System x240 M5 Compute Node.

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Figure 1. Flex System x240 M5 Compute Node

Did you know?

The x240 M5 Compute Node uses TruDDR4 Memory DIMM technology, which offers higher clock speeds, faster data transfer rates, and runs at a lower voltage (1.2V). With DDR4 technology, memory DIMMs can now operate at speeds up to 2133 MHz, which provides lower latency times and enhanced computing power. The TruDDR4 Memory portfolio includes RDIMMs with advanced error correction for reliability, performance, and maximum memory capacity. In addition, TruDDR4 Memory supports memory performance that exceeds industry standards.

The x240 M5 Compute Node integrates leadership security and reliability. System x Trusted Platform Assurance, an exclusive set of System x features and practices, establishes a foolproof security foundation for your workloads. Enterprise-class data protection is provided with optional self-encrypting drives and simple, centralized key management through Security Key Lifecycle Management. Diagnostic tools facilitate reduced downtime and costs.

Key features

The Flex System x240 M5 Compute Node is a high-availability, scalable compute node that is optimized to support the next-generation microprocessor technology. It is ideally suited for medium and large businesses. This section describes the key features of the server.

Scalability and performance

The x240 M5 offers the following features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • Improves productivity by offering superior system performance with up to 18-core processors, up to 45 MB of L3 cache, and up to 9.6 GT/s QPI interconnect links.
  • Supports up to two processors, 36 cores, and 72 threads, which maximizes the concurrent execution of multi-threaded applications.
  • Intelligent and adaptive system performance with energy efficient Intel Turbo Boost Technology allows CPU cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor thermal design power (TDP).
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multithreaded applications by enabling simultaneous multithreading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
  • Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better use the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0 (AVX 2.0) enable acceleration of enterprise-class workloads, such as databases and enterprise resource planning.
  • Up to 2133 MHz memory speeds with two DIMMs per channel that are running at 2133 MHz to help maximize system performance.
  • Up to 1.5 TB of memory capacity with 64 GB load-reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)
  • Optional support for high-performance PCIe-attached NVMe Flash Storage solid-state drives (SSDs) can significantly improve I/O performance.
  • Supports the Storage Expansion Node, which provides another 12 hot-swap, 2.5-inch drive bays for local storage.
  • Up to 32 virtual I/O ports per compute node with available 10 Gb Virtual Fabric Adapters, which offers the choice of Ethernet, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity.
  • The x240 M5 offers PCI Express 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities that improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by 60% (8 GT/s per link), compared with the previous generation of PCI Express 2.0.
  • With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. This integration helps to dramatically reduce I/O latency and increase overall system performance.
  • Support for high-bandwidth I/O adapters, up to two in each x240 M5 Compute Node.
  • Support for 40 Gb Ethernet, 16 Gb Fibre Channel, and FDR InfiniBand.
  • Supports the PCIe Expansion Node for support for up to six more I/O adapters.
  • High-speed USB 3.0 port for connectivity to external devices.

Availability and serviceability

The x240 M5 provides the following features to simplify serviceability and increase system up-time:

  • Chipkill, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing for redundancy if there is a non-correctable memory failure.
  • Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as CPU, memory, and adapter cards.
  • Hot-swap drives support integrated RAID 1 redundancy for data protection and greater system up-time.
  • A light path diagnostics panel and individual light path LEDs to quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components. This feature simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability.
  • Proactive Platform Alerts (including PFA and SMART alerts): Processors, voltage regulators, memory, internal storage (SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs, NVMe SSDs, flash storage adapters), fans, power supplies, RAID controllers, and server ambient and sub-component temperatures. Alerts can be surfaced through the system IMM to managers such as Lenovo XClarity Administrator, VMware vCenter, and Microsoft System Center. These proactive alerts let you take appropriate actions in advance of possible failure, thereby increasing server uptime and application availability.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs), which offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Built-in Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovering actions if there is a failure to minimize downtime.
  • Built-in diagnostics that uses Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot speeds up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Three-year customer replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty; next business day 9x5. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

The following powerful systems management features simplify the local and remote management of the x240 M5:

  • Support for Lenovo XClarity Administrator, providing auto-discovery, inventory tracking, monitoring, policy-based firmware updates, address pool management, configuration patterns and operating system installation.
  • Includes an IMM2 to monitor server availability and perform remote management.
  • Integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 and 2.0 support (TPM 2.0 requires UEFI 2.21 or later) enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Supports Secure Boot to ensure only a digitally signed operating system can be used. Supported with HDDs and SSDs as well as SD Cards in the SD Media Adapter.
  • System x Trusted Platform Assurance, an exclusive set of System x security features and practices, establishes a foolproof security foundation for workloads by delivering firmware that is securely built, tested, digitally signed, and verified before execution.
  • The server offers enterprise-class data protection with optional self-encrypting drives and simple, centralized key management through Security Key Lifecycle Management.
  • Industry-standard AES NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks, which allows an application to run in its own isolated space that is protected from all other software that is running on a system.

Energy efficiency

The x240 M5 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to the green environment:

  • Component-sharing design of the Flex System chassis provides ultimate power and cooling savings.
  • The server is Energy Star 2.0 compliant
  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family offers significantly better performance over the E5-2600 v2 family while fitting into the same thermal design power (TDP) limits.
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, which reduces power draw.
  • Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
  • Low-voltage 1.2 V DDR4 memory DIMMs use up to 20% less energy compared to 1.35 V DDR3 DIMMs.
  • Solid state drives (SSDs) use as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning 2.5-inch HDDs.
  • The x240 M5 uses hexagonal ventilation holes, which are a part of Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ technology. Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes, which provides more efficient airflow through the system.

Locations of key components and connectors

Figure 2 shows the front of the server.

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Figure 2. Front view of the Flex System x240 M5 Compute Node

Figure 3 shows the locations of key components inside the server.

Inside view of the IBM Flex System x240 M5 Compute Node
Figure 3. Inside view of the Flex System x240 M5 Compute Node

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications

Components Specification
Models 9532-x2x, 9532-x4x, 9532-x6x
Firmware Lenovo-signed firmware
Form factor Standard-width compute node.
Chassis support Flex System Enterprise Chassis.
Processor Up to two Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family CPUs with 18 cores (2.3 GHz), 16 cores (2.3 GHz), 14 cores (up to 2.6 GHz), 12 cores (up to 2.6 GHz) or 10 cores (up to 2.6 GHz), 8 cores (up to 3.2 GHz), 6 cores (up to 3.4 GHz), or up to 4 cores (up to 3.5 GHz). Two QPI links up to 9.6 GTps each. Up to 2133 MHz memory speed. Up to 45 MB L3 cache.
Chipset Intel C612
Memory Up to 24 DIMM sockets (12 DIMMs per processor). RDIMMs and LRDIMMs are supported. Memory types cannot be intermixed. Memory speed up to 2133 MHz. Four memory channels per processor (3 DIMMs per channel).
Memory maximums With LRDIMMs: Up to 1.5 TB with 24x 64 GB LRDIMMs and two processors
With RDIMMs: Up to 768 GB with 24x 32 GB RDIMMs and two processors
Memory protection ECC, optional memory mirroring and memory rank sparing.
Disk drive bays Two 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays that support SAS, SATA, and SSDs. Optional support for 2.5-inch NVMe Enterprise PCIe SSDs. Optional support for up to four 1.8-inch SSDs in place of the two 2.5-inch bays. Up to 12 more 2.5-inch drive bays with the optional Storage Expansion Node.
Maximum internal storage
  • With two 2.5-inch hot-swap drives: Up to 15.4 TB using 2x 7.68 TB 2.5-inch SATA SSDs or up to 4 TB using 2x 2 TB NL SAS HDDs.
  • With two 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs: Up to 4 TB using 2x 2 TB NVMe 2.5-inch G3HS Enterprise Value PCIe SSDs.
  • With four 1.8-inch SSDs: Up to 960 GB using 4x 240 GB 1.8-inch SSDs.
More storage is available with an attached Flex System Storage Expansion Node.
RAID support RAID-0, RAID-1 and RAID-1E with integrated ServeRAID M1210e controller (LSI SAS3004-based) or optional ServeRAID M5215. Optional RAID-5 support with ServeRAID M1200 RAID-5 Enablement Kit and 1.8-inch SSDs
Network
interfaces
x2x models: None standard; optional 1 Gb or 10 GbE adapters.
x4x models: Two 10 GbE ports with EN4172 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter.
x6x models: Two 10 GbE ports with CN4052 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter.
PCI Expansion
slots
Two I/O connectors for adapters. PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface. Includes an Expansion Connector (PCIe 3.0 x16) to connect an expansion node, such as the PCIe Expansion Node. PCIe Expansion Node supports two full-height PCIe adapters, two low-profile PCIe adapters, and two Flex System I/O adapters.
Ports Front: One USB 3.0 port and one console breakout cable port that provides local KVM and serial ports (cable standard with chassis; more cables optional).
Internal: Optional SD Media Adapter provides two SD Media slots for VMware vSphere hypervisor support (RAID 1 pair).
Systems management UEFI, Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) with Renesas SH7758 controller, Predictive Failure Analysis, light path diagnostics panel, automatic server restart, remote presence. Support for Lenovo XClarity Administrator, IBM Flex System Manager™, IBM Systems Director, Active Energy Manager, and Lenovo ToolsCenter.
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 and 2.0 (TPM 2.0 requires UEFI 2.21 or later).
Video Matrox G200eR2 video core with 16 MB video memory integrated into the IMM2. Maximum resolution is 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors.
Limited warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty with 9x5/NBD.
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2 and 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 12, VMware vSphere 5.1, 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5. For more information, see Supported operating systems.
Service and support Optional service upgrades are available through Lenovo warranty services: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 8-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, remote technical support for Lenovo hardware and selected Lenovo and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) software.
Dimensions Width: 215 mm (8.5 inches), height 51 mm (2.0 inches), depth 493 mm (19.4 inches).
Weight Maximum configuration: 7.1 kg (15.6 lb).

The x240 M5 servers are shipped with the following items:

  • Statement of Limited Warranty
  • Important Notices
  • Documentation CD that contains the Installation and User's Guide

Standard models

Table 2 lists the standard models.

Withdrawn from marketing: All standard models are now withdrawn from marketing. The replacements are models of the x240 M5 with E5 v4 processors. Configure-to-order is still available as are the models listed in the NEBS-compliant models section.

Table 2. Standard models

Model Intel Xeon Processor
(2 maximum)*
Memory Disk
adapter
Disk bays†
(used/max)
Disks 10 GbE I/O slots
(used /
max)
Models with no Ethernet adapter standard
9532-A2x 1x E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz 15MB 1600MHz 85W 1x 16 GB (1600 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-B2x 1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 16 GB (1866 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-C2x 1x E5-2630 v3 8C 2.4GHz 20MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 16 GB (1866 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-D2x 1x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 90W 1x 16 GB (1866 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-F2x 1x E5-2650L v3 12C 1.8GHz 30MB 2133MHz 65W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-G2x 1x E5-2650 v3 10C 2.3GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-H2x 1x E5-2660 v3 10C 2.6GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-J2x 1x E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-L2x 1x E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-M2x 1x E5-2690 v3 12C 2.6GHz 30MB 2133MHz 135W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-N2x 1x E5-2697 v3 14C 2.6GHz 35MB 2133MHz 145W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-Q2x 1x E5-2698 v3 16C 2.3GHz 40MB 2133MHz 135W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
Models with EN4172 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter standard
9532-B4x 1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 16 GB (1866 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open 2x 10 Gb 1 / 2
9532-D4x 1x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 90W 1x 16 GB (1866 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open 2x 10 Gb 1 / 2
9532-H4x 1x E5-2660 v3 10C 2.6GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open 2x 10 Gb 1 / 2
9532-J4x 1x E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open 2x 10 Gb 1 / 2
9532-L4x 1x E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open 2x 10 Gb 1 / 2
Models with CN4052 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter standard
9532-B6x 1x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W 1x 16 GB (1866 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open 2x 10 Gb 1 / 2
9532-D6x 1x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 90W 1x 16 GB (1866 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open 2x 10 Gb 1 / 2
9532-H6x 1x E5-2660 v3 10C 2.6GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open 2x 10 Gb 1 / 2
9532-J6x 1x E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open 2x 10 Gb 1 / 2
9532-L6x 1x E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open 2x 10 Gb 1 / 2

* Processor detail: Processor quantity, model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, power TDP rating.
† The two 2.5-inch drive bays can be replaced with four 1.8-inch SSD bays.

NEBS-compliant models

The following table lists the available models that are NEBS compliant when used with the Lenovo Flex System Carrier-Grade Chassis, 7385-DCx.

Table 3. NEBS-compliant models

Model Intel Xeon Processor
(2 maximum)*
Memory Disk
adapter
Disk bays† Disks 10 GbE I/O slots
(used/max)
9532-RAx 1x E5-2608L v3 6C 2.0GHz 15MB 1866MHz 52W 1x 16 GB (1866 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-RBx 1x E5-2618L v3 8C 2.3GHz 20MB 1866MHz 75W 1x 16 GB (1866 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-RCx 1x E5-2628L v3 10C 2.0GHz 25MB 1866MHz 75W 1x 16 GB (1866 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-RDx 1x E5-2648L v3 12C 1.8GHz 30MB 2133MHz 75W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2
9532-REx 1x E5-2658 v3 12C 2.2GHz 30MB 2133MHz 105W 1x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open Open 0 / 2

* Processor detail: Processor quantity, model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, power TDP rating.

TopSeller models

The following table lists the available TopSeller models.

Withdrawn from marketing: All TopSeller models are now withdrawn from marketing. The replacements are models of the x240 M5 with E5 v4 processors. Configure-to-order is still available as are the models listed in the NEBS-compliant models section.

Table 4. TopSeller models

Model Intel Xeon Processor
(2 maximum)*
Memory Disk
adapter
Disk bays† Disks 10 GbE‡ I/O slots
TopSeller models - North America
9532-E1x 2x E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W 2x 16 GB (1866 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open CN4022 1 / 2
9532-E2x 2x E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 90W 4x 16 GB (1866 MHz) ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open CN4022 1 / 2
9532-E3x 2x E5-2650 v3 10C 2.3GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W 4x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open CN4022 1 / 2
9532-E4x 2x E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W 8x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open CN4022 1 / 2
9532-E5x 2x E5-2690 v3 12C 2.6GHz 30MB 2133MHz 135W 8x 16 GB 2133 MHz ServeRAID
M1210e
2.5” hot-swap (0 / 2) Open CN4022 1 / 2

* Processor detail: Processor quantity, model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, power TDP rating.
† The two 2.5-inch drive bays can be replaced with four 1.8-inch SSD bays.
‡ Models come standard with a CN4022 2-port 10Gb Converged Adapter

Chassis support

The x240 M5 Compute Node is supported in the Flex System chassis as listed in the following table.

Table 5. Chassis support

Chassis models Description Supports x240 M5 (9532)
8721-HC1 based:
8721-A1x, LRx, DCx
8721-K1G, E1Y, E2Y
Lenovo Flex System Enterprise Chassis
with CMM (68Y7030) standard
Yes
8721-HC2 based:
8721-ALx, DLx
8721-E3Y, E4Y
Lenovo Flex System Enterprise Chassis
with CMM2 (00FJ669) standard
Yes
7385-DCx Lenovo Flex System Carrier-Grade Chassis Yes

Up to 14 x240 M5 Compute Nodes can be installed in the chassis; however, the actual number that can be installed in a chassis depends on the following factors:

  • TDP power rating for the processors that are installed in the x240 M5
  • Number of power supplies that are installed in the chassis
  • Capacity of the installed power supplies (2100 W or 2500 W)
  • Chassis power redundancy policy that is used (N+1 or N+N)

The following table provides guidelines about what number of x240 M5 Compute Nodes can be installed. For more information, use the Power Configurator, which is found at the following website:
https://support.lenovo.com/documents/LNVO-PWRCONF

The following color coding was used In the table:

  • Green = No restriction on the number of x240 M5 Compute Nodes that can be installed
  • Yellow = Some bays must be left empty in the chassis

Table 6. Maximum number of x240 M5 Compute Nodes that can be installed based on installed power supplies and power redundancy policy used

x240 M5 TDP rating
2100 W power supplies installed
2500 W power supplies installed
N+1, N=5
6 power supplies
N+1, N=4
5 power supplies
N+1, N=3
5 power supplies
N+N, N=3
6 power supplies
N+1, N=5
6 power supplies
N+1, N=4
5 power supplies
N+1, N=3
4 power supplies
N+N, N=3
6 power supplies
52 W 14 14 11 11 14 14 14 14
55 W 14 14 11 11 14 14 14 14
65 W 14 14 11 11 14 14 14 14
75 W 14 14 11 11 14 14 14 14
85 W 14 14 11 11 14 14 14 14
90 W 14 14 11 11 14 14 14 14
105 W 14 14 11 11 14 14 13 14
120 W 14 14 11 11 14 14 13 14
135 W 14 13 11 11 14 14 12 13
145 W 14 13 11 11 14 14 12 13

Processor options

The x240 M5 supports the processor options that are listed in the following table. The server supports one or two processors. The table also shows which server models have each processor standard, if any.

Table 7. Processor options

Part
number
Feature code* Intel Xeon processor description Models
where used
00JX063 A5T1 / A5SJ Intel Xeon E5-2603 v3 6C 1.6GHz 15MB 1600MHz 85W -
00KJ052 AS35 / AS3F Intel Xeon E5-2608L v3 6C 2.0GHz 15MB 1866MHz 52W -
00JX062 A5T2 / A5SK Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3 6C 1.9GHz 15MB 1600MHz 85W A2x
00KJ051 AS34 / AS3E Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 8C 2.3GHz 20MB 1866MHz 75W -
00JX060 A5T3 / A5SL Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 6C 2.4GHz 15MB 1866MHz 85W B2x, B4x, B6x
00KJ048 AS31 / AS3B Intel Xeon E5-2623 v3 4C 3.0GHz 10MB 1866MHz 105W -
00KJ050 AS33 / AS3D Intel Xeon E5-2628L v3 10C 2.0GHz 25MB 1866MHz 75W -
00JX059 A5T5 / A5SN Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 8C 2.4GHz 20MB 1866MHz 85W C2x
00JX061 A5T4 / A5SM Intel Xeon E5-2630L v3 8C 1.8GHz 20MB 1866MHz 55W -
00JX066 A5T6 / A5SP Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3 4C 3.5GHz 15MB 2133MHz 135W -
00JX058 A5T7 / A5SQ Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 90W D2x, D4x, D6x
00JX065 A5T8 / A5SR Intel Xeon E5-2643 v3 6C 3.4GHz 20MB 2133MHz 135W -
00KJ049 AS32 / AS3C Intel Xeon E5-2648L v3 12C 1.8GHz 30MB 2133MHz 75W -
00JX056 A5TA / A5ST Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 10C 2.3GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W G2x
00JX057 A5T9 / A5SS Intel Xeon E5-2650L v3 12C 1.8GHz 30MB 2133MHz 65W F2x
00KJ044 AS2X / AS37 Intel Xeon E5-2658 v3 12C 2.2GHz 30MB 2133MHz 105W -
00JX055 A5TB / A5SU Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 10C 2.6GHz 25MB 2133MHz 105W H2x, H4x, H6x
00JX064 A5TC / A5SV Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 8C 3.2GHz 20MB 2133MHz 135W -
00JX054 A5TD / A5SW Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 12C 2.3GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W J2x, J4x, J6x
00JX053 A5TE / A5SX Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 12C 2.5GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W L2x, L4x, L6x
00KJ047 AS30 / AS3A Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 14C 2.0GHz 35MB 2133MHz 120W -
00KJ046 AS2Z / AS39 Intel Xeon E5-2685 v3 12C 2.6GHz 30MB 2133MHz 120W -
00JX052 A5TF / A5SY Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 12C 2.6GHz 30MB 2133MHz 135W M2x
00JX051 A5TG / A5SZ Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 14C 2.3GHz 35MB 2133MHz 120W -
00JX050 A5TH / A5T0 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 14C 2.6GHz 35MB 2133MHz 145W N2x
00KJ045 AS2Y / AS38 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 16C 2.3GHz 40MB 2133MHz 135W Q2x
00KJ043 AS2W / AS36 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 18C 2.3GHz 45MB 2133MHz 145W -

* The first feature code is for processor 1 and second feature code is for processor 2.

Memory options

TruDDR4 Memory uses the highest quality components that are sourced from Tier 1 DRAM suppliers and only memory that meets the strict requirements of Lenovo is selected. It is compatibility tested and tuned on every System x server to maximize performance and reliability. TruDDR4 Memory has a unique signature that is programmed into the DIMM that enables System x servers to verify whether the memory that is installed is qualified or supported by Lenovo. Because TruDDR4 Memory is authenticated, certain extended memory performance features can be enabled to extend performance over industry standards. From a service and support standpoint, Lenovo memory automatically assumes the Lenovo system warranty and Lenovo provides service and support worldwide.

The following table lists the supported memory options.

Table 8. Memory options for the x240 M5
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Models
where used
Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs)
46W0784 A5B6 4GB TruDDR4 Memory (1Rx8, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM -
46W0788 A5B5 8GB TruDDR4 Memory (1Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM -
46W0792 A5B8 8GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx8, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM -
95Y4821 ASD9 16GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM All models
95Y4808 A5UJ 32GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM -
Load-reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)
46W0800 A5B9 32GB TruDDR4 Memory (4Rx4, 1.2V) PC417000 CL15 2133MHz LP LRDIMM -
95Y4812 A5UK 64GB TruDDR4 Memory (4Rx4,1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP LRDIMM -

The server supports up to 12 TruDDR Memory DIMMs when one processor is installed and up to 24 DIMMs when two processors are installed. Each processor has four memory channels, and there are three DIMMs per memory channel (3 DPC). RDIMMs and LRDIMMs are supported, but the mixing of these different types is not supported. UDIMMs are not supported. DIMMs can be installed individually; however, install them in sets of four (one for each of the four memory channels) for performance reasons.

The following rules apply when the memory configuration is selected:

  • Mixing of different types of DIMMs (RDIMM and LRDIMM) in the same server is not supported.
  • The maximum number of supported ranks per channel is eight.
  • The maximum quantity of DIMMs that can be installed in the server depends on the number of CPUs, DIMM rank and operating voltage, as shown in the "Maximum quantity" row in the following table.
  • All DIMMs in all CPU memory channels operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of the following factors:
    • Memory speed that is supported by the specific CPU.
    • Lowest maximum operating speed for the selected memory configuration that depends on rated speed, as shown in the "Maximum operating speed" section in the following table.

The following table shows the maximum memory speeds that are achievable based on the installed DIMMs and the number of DIMMs per channel. The table also shows the maximum memory capacity at any speed that is supported by the DIMM and maximum memory capacity at rated DIMM speed. In the table, cells that are highlighted in gray indicate when the specific combination of DIMM voltage and number of DIMMs per channel still allows the DIMMs to operate at the rated speed.

Table 9. Maximum memory speeds
Specification
RDIMMs
LRDIMMs
Rank Single rank Dual rank Quad rank
Part numbers 46W0784 (4 GB)
46W0788 (8 GB)
46W0792 (8 GB)
95Y4821 (16 GB)
95Y4808 (32 GB)
46W0800 (32 GB)
95Y4812 (64 GB)
Rated speed 2133 MHz 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Rated voltage 1.2 V 1.2 V 1.2 V
Operating voltage 1.2 V 1.2 V 1.2 V
Maximum quantity* 24 24 24
Largest DIMM 8 GB 32 GB 64 GB
Max memory capacity 192 GB 768 GB 1.5 TB
Max memory at rated speed 128 GB 512 GB 1.0 TB
Maximum operating speed (MHz)
One DIMM per channel 2133 MHz 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Two DIMMs per channel 2133 MHz 2133 MHz† 2133 MHz†
Three DIMMs per channel 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1866 MHz†

* The maximum quantity that is supported is shown for two processors that are installed. When one processor is installed, the maximum quantity that is supported is half of that shown.
† This speed is achieved only when Lenovo TruDDR4 memory is used

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

  • ECC
  • Memory mirroring
  • Memory sparing

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

If memory rank sparing is used, a minimum of one quad-rank DIMM or two single-rank or dual-rank DIMMs must be installed per populated channel (the DIMMs do not need to be 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.

Internal storage

The x240 M5 server has two 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays that are accessible from the front of the blade server (see Figure 2). These bays connect to the integrated ServeRAID M1210e 12 Gbps SAS/SATA controller.

The integrated ServeRAID M1210e controller has the following features:

  • Based on the LSI SAS3004 RAID-on-Chip (ROC)
  • 12 Gbps controller with four ports
  • PCIe x4 Gen 2 host interface
  • Two SAS ports routed internally to the two hot-swap drive bays
  • Supports RAID-0, RAID-1 and RAID-1E
  • Optional support for SED drives
  • Optional support for RAID-5 and 4x 1.8-inch drive bays

The onboard M1210e controller optionally supports self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with the addition of Features on Demand license upgrade, ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade, 00AE930. This license upgrade enables the LSI MegaRAID SafeStore service which offers instant secure erase and local key management for SEDs.

The two 2.5-inch front-accessible drive bays can be replaced with four 1.8-inch drive bays by using the ServeRAID M1200 RAID 5 Enablement Kit (00JX141). This kit contains a replacement backplane to connect the four 1.8-inch SSDs, however, to enable RAID 5 you will also need the ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Features on Demand upgrade (00AE930).

The two standard 2.5-inch SAS/SATA drive bays can also be replaced with new PCIe NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) drives that are directly connected to the PCIe bus of the second processor. Such connectivity, when combined with SSD drives, ensures the lowest possible latency while still using a standard drive form factor.

2nd processor required: Support for NVMe drives requires a replacement drive backplane for the two 2.5-inch drives plus the second processor must also be installed in the server. The kit containing the backplane, NVMe Enterprise PCIe SSD Enablement Kit for Flex System x240 M5, is listed in the following table.

Table 10. Internal storage upgrades

Part number Feature
code
Name and description Maximum
supported
00AE930 A5H5 ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for Systems-FoD 1
00JX141 A5SF ServeRAID M1200 RAID 5 Enablement Kit for Flex System x240 M5 1
00JX177 A5SH NVMe Enterprise PCIe SSD Enablement Kit for Flex System x240 M5 1
00JX142 A5SE ServeRAID M5215 with 2GB Flash Enablement - Flex System x240 M5 1

Supported drives are listed in the "Internal drive options" section. The ServeRAID M5215 is described in the next section.

ServeRAID M5215 SAS/SATA controller

The ServeRAID M5215 SAS/SATA controller is an advanced RAID controller based on the LSI SAS 3108 chipset. The M5215 replaces the onboard SAS controller in the compute node and supports high-performance RAID-0 and RAID-1 to the two internal 2.5-inch drive bays. The M5215 is installed at the front of the server over the top of the drive bays, as shown in the following figure.

Note: The use of the ServeRAID M5215 requires that the second processor be installed.

ServeRAID M5215 SAS/SATA controller installed in the Flex System x240 M5
Figure 4. ServeRAID M5215 SAS/SATA controller installed in the Flex System x240 M5

The part numbers to order the ServeRAID M5215 controller and feature upgrade are listed in the following table.

Table 11. ServeRAID M5215 SAS/SATA controller

Part number Feature
code
Name and description Maximum
supported
Adapter
00JX142 A5SE ServeRAID M5215 with 2GB Flash Enablement 1
Feature on Demand upgrades
47C8710 A3Z7 ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator for FoD (MegaRAID FastPath) 1

The ServeRAID M5215 option includes the following components:

  • RAID controller
  • Flash power module
  • Replacement 2-drive backplane

The following figure shows the adapter, flash power module and backplane that are included in the option. The included backplane replaces the standard backplane that came with the server. The backplane also serves as the conduit to route the PCIe signals from the second processor to the RAID controller.

ServeRAID M5215 SAS/SATA controller
Figure 5. ServeRAID M5215 SAS/SATA controller

Note: The ServeRAID M5215 installed in the x240 M5 only supports two 2.5-inch drives using the supplied backplane. 1.8-inch drives are not supported.

The ServeRAID M5215 SAS/SATA controller has the following features:

  • Eight internal 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports (also supports 6 Gbps)
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface
  • 12 Gbps throughput per port
  • LSI SAS3108 12 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • Onboard 2 GB data cache (DDR3 running at 1866 MHz)
  • Support for RAID levels 0 and 1
  • Standard flash power module (supercapacitor-based) provides the power capacity needed to off-load the cache to flash in the event of a power failure
  • Support SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs
  • Support for intermixing SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs; mixing different types of drives in the same array (drive group) is not recommended
  • Support for self-encrypting drives, SEDs (LSI MegaRAID SafeStore)
  • Optional support for SSD performance acceleration with MegaRAID FastPath
  • Support for up to 64 virtual disks, up to 128 arrays, and up to 16 virtual disks per array
  • Support for logical unit number (LUN) sizes up to 64 TB
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1 MB
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (COD)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • MegaRAID Storage Manager management software

The Performance Accelerator upgrade (47C8710), implemented using the LSI MegaRAID FastPath software, provides high-performance I/O acceleration for SSD-based virtual drives by using an extremely low-latency I/O path to increase the maximum I/O per second (IOPS) capability of the controller. This feature boosts the performance of applications with a highly random data storage access pattern, such as transactional databases. Part number 47C8710 is a Feature on Demand license.

Internal drive options

The x240 M5 supports the following 2.5-inch and 1.8-inch drives internally to the server:

Table 12. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
00WG685 AT89 300GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 2
00WG690 AT8A 600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 2
00WG695 AT8B 900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 2
00WG700 AT8C 1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 2
00NA271 ASBM 1.8TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 2
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 15K
00WG660 AT84 300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 2
00WG665 AT85 600GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 2
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb NL SAS
00NA491 AT7Z 1TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 2
00NA496 AT80 2TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 2
2.5-inch hot-swap SED HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
00WG705 AT8D 300GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED 2
00WG710 AT8E 600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED 2
00WG715 AT8F 900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED 2
00WG720 AT8G 1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED 2
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 NL SATA
00AJ141 A4TX 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD 2
00NA526 AT81 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 2
Table 14. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Enterprise Capacity
01GR786 AVKV PM1633a 3.84TB Enterprise Capacity 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GR771 AUEJ PM1633a 7.68TB Enterprise Capacity 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
01GV711 AVL0 400GB Enterprise Performance 12G SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GV716 AVL1 800GB Enterprise Performance 12G SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GV721 AVL2 1.6TB Enterprise Performance 12G SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
00FN379 AS7C 200GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 2
00FN389 AS7E 400GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 2
00FN399 AS7G 800GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 2
00FN409 AS7J 1.6TB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 2
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 2
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SAS - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
00AJ207 A4UA 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 2
00AJ222 A4UD 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 2
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
00YC330 AT9E Intel S3710 800GB Enterprise Performance SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A08499 B10A Intel S4600 240GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
7SD7A05713 B10B Intel S4600 480GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
7SD7A05712 B10C Intel S4600 960GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
7SD7A05711 B10D Intel S4600 1.92TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GV843 AXFV 5100 240GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GV848 AXFW 5100 480GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GV853 AXFX 5100 960GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GV858 AXFY 5100 1.92TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GV863 AXFZ 5100 3.84TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
00YK227 AU3F Intel S3610 1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Entry (<3 DWPD)
7SD7A05732 B0Z8 Intel S4500 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
7SD7A05731 B0Z9 Intel S4500 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
7SD7A05730 B0ZA Intel S4500 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
4XB7A08493 B0ZB Intel S4500 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
4XB7A08494 B0ZC Intel S4500 3.84TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01KR496 AXGL 5100 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01KR501 AXGM 5100 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01KR506 AXGN 5100 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01KR511 AXGP 5100 3.84TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GR726 AUEM Intel S3520 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GR731 AUEP Intel S3520 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GR736 AUER Intel S3520 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GR836 AVHP PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GR841 AVHQ PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GR846 AVHR PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
01GR711 AUE7 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
00WG630 AT95 Intel S3510 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
00YC385 AT8R 120GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
00YC390 AT8S 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
00YC395 AT8T 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
00YC400 AT8U 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 2
Table 16. 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch SSDs - NVMe - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
00YA818 AT7V Intel P3700 400GB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Performance PCIe SSD 2
00YA821 AT7W Intel P3700 800GB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Performance PCIe SSD 2
00YA827 AT7Y Intel P3700 2.0TB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Performance PCIe SSD 2
2.5-inch SSDs - NVMe - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
90Y3227 A5RW Intel P3600 400GB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 2
90Y3230 A5RX Intel P3600 800GB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 2
90Y3233 A5RY Intel P3600 1.6TB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 2
00YK285† AVP2 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD 2
00YK284† AVP1 960GB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD 2

The supported 1.8-inch SSDs are listed in the following table. The use of 1.8-inch drives requires the ServeRAID M1200 RAID 5 Enablement Kit, 00JX141. The ServeRAID M5215 is not supported.

Table 17. 1.8-inch SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
1.8-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
00AJ340 A56W 240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD 4

Flex System Storage Expansion Node

The x240 M5 supports the attachment of the Flex System Storage Expansion Node. The Flex System Storage Expansion Node provides the ability to attach another 12 hot-swap 2.5-inch HDDs or SSDs locally to the attached compute node. The Storage Expansion Node provides storage capacity for Network Attach Storage (NAS) workloads, which provides flexible storage to match capacity, performance, and reliability needs.

The following figure shows the Flex System Storage Expansion Node attached to a compute node.

Flex System Storage Expansion Node (right) attached to the x240 M5 (left)
Figure 6. Flex System Storage Expansion Node (right) attached to the x240 M5 (left)

The ordering information for the Storage Expansion Node is shown in the following table.

Table 18. Ordering part number and feature code

Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
68Y8588 A3JF Flex System Storage Expansion Node 1

The Storage Expansion Node has the following features:

  • Connects directly to supported compute nodes via a PCIe 3.0 interface to the compute node's expansion connector (see the internal view in the Locations of key components and connectors section).
  • Supports 12 hot-swap 2.5-inch drives, accessible via a sliding tray.
  • Supports 6 Gbps SAS and SATA drives, both HDDs and SSDs.
  • Based on an LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller.
  • Supports RAID-0, 1, and 10 as standard. JBOD also supported. Optional RAID-5 and 50 with cache upgrade.
  • Optional 512 MB or 1 GB cache with cache-to-flash super capacitor offload and RAID 5/50 support.

Notes:

  • The use of the Storage Expansion Node requires that the x240 M5 Compute Node have both processors installed.
  • The Storage Expansion Node uses a different hot-swap drive tray (G2HS) to the x240 M5 (G3HS). As a result, the SEN drives and x240 M5 drives not interchangable.

For more information, including the supported drive options, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide: http://lenovopress.com/tips0914

Internal tape drives

The server does not support an internal tape drive. However, it can be attached to external tape drives by using Fibre Channel connectivity.

Optical drives

The server does not support an internal optical drive option, however, you can connect an external USB optical drive. See http://support.lenovo.com/en/documents/pd011281 for information about available external optical drives from Lenovo. Alternatively, use the remote media feature of the IMMv2 and the Chassis Management Module.

Note: The USB port on the compute nodes supplies up to 0.5 A at 5 V. For devices that require more power, another power source is required.

EN4172 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter

Some models of the x240 M5 (those with a model of the form 9532-x4x) include the Flex System EN4172 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter installed in slot 1. Table 2 lists the models with this adapter standard. These models require that a compatible Ethernet switch be installed in I/O module bays 1 and 2 of the chassis.

The EN4172 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter includes the following features:

  • Two-port 10 Gb Ethernet adapter
  • Single ASIC controller that uses the QLogic BCM57840 ASIC
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface
  • B and 10 Gb auto-negotiation)
  • Full line-rate performance
  • Supports vNIC - Switch Independent Mode

For more information about this adapter, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide, available from:
http://lenovopress.com/tips1087

CN4052 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter

Some models of the x240 M5 (those with a model of the form 9532-x6x) include the Flex System CN4052 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter installed in slot 1. Table 2 lists the models with this adapter standard. These models require that a compatible Ethernet switch be installed in I/O module bays 1 and 2 of the chassis.

The CN4052 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter includes the following features:

  • Two-port 10 Gb Ethernet adapter.
  • Optional support for FCoE and iSCSI via an Features on Demand license upgrade.
  • Single ASIC controller that uses the Emulex XE104 design.
  • PCIe Express 3.0 x8 host interface (8 GT/s).
  • Connection to 1 Gb or 10 Gb data center infrastructure (1 Gb and 10 Gb auto-negotiation) .
  • Full line-rate performance.
  • Supports NIC virtualization (vNIC) up to four virtual ports per physical port. Supports Virtual Fabric Mode, Switch Independent Mode, and Unified Fabric Port Mode.

For more information about this adapter, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide, available from:
http://lenovopress.com/tips1164

I/O expansion options

The x240 M5 has two I/O expansion connectors for attaching I/O adapter cards. There is a third expansion connector that is designed to connect an expansion node, such as the Storage Expansion Node. The I/O expansion connectors are a high-density, 216-pin PCIe connector. Installing I/O adapter cards allows the server to connect with switch modules in the Flex System Enterprise Chassis. Each slot has a PCI Express 3.0 x16 host interface and both slots support the same form-factor adapters.

The following figure shows the location of the I/O expansion connectors.

Location of the I/O adapter slots in the IBM Flex System x240 M5 Compute Node
Figure 7. Location of the I/O adapter slots in the Flex System x240 M5 Compute Node

All I/O adapters are the same shape and can be used in any available slot.. A compatible switch or pass-through module must be installed in the corresponding I/O bays in the chassis, as indicated in the following table. Installing two switches means that all ports of the adapter are enabled, which improves performance and network availability.

Table 19. Adapter to I/O bay correspondence

I/O adapter slot in the server Port on the adapter Corresponding I/O module bay in the chassis
Slot 1 Port 1 Module bay 1
Port 2 Module bay 2
Port 3 (for 4-port cards) Module bay 1
Port 4 (for 4-port cards) Module bay 2
Slot 2 Port 1 Module bay 3
Port 2 Module bay 4
Port 3 (for 4-port cards) Module bay 3
Port 4 (for 4-port cards) Module bay 4

The following figure shows the location of the switch bays in the Flex System Enterprise Chassis.

Location of the switch bays in the NGP Enterprise Chassis
Figure 8. Location of the switch bays in the Flex System Enterprise Chassis

The following figure shows how two-port adapters are connected to switches that are installed in the chassis.

Logical layout of the interconnects between I/O adapters and I/O modules

Figure 9. Logical layout of the interconnects between I/O adapters and I/O modules

Flex System PCIe Expansion Node

The x240 M5 supports the attachment of the Flex System PCIe Expansion Node. By using the Flex System PCIe Expansion Node, more PCI Express cards can be attached, such as High IOPS SSD adatpers, fabric mezzanine cards, and next-generation graphics processing units (GPU) to supported Flex System compute nodes. This capability is ideal for many applications that require high performance I/O, special telecommunications network interfaces, or hardware acceleration that uses a PCI Express card. The PCIe Expansion Node supports up to four PCIe 2.0 adapters and two more Flex System expansion adapters.

The PCIe Expansion Node is attached to a Flex System compute node, as shown in the following figure.

PCIe Expansion Node attached to the x240 M5
Figure 10. PCIe Expansion Node attached to the x240 M5

The ordering information for the PCIe Expansion Node is shown in the following table.

Table 20. Ordering part number and feature code

Part number Feature code Description Maximum supported
81Y8983 A1BV Flex System PCIe Expansion Node 1

The PCIe Expansion Node has the following features:

  • Support for up to four standard PCIe 2.0 adapters:
    • Two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots that support full-length, full-height adapters
    • Two PCIe 2.0 x8 slots that support half-length, low-profile adapters
  • Support for PCIe 3.0 adapters by operating them in PCIe 2.0 mode
  • Support for one full-length, full-height double-wide adapter (that uses the space of the two full-length, full-height adapter slots)
  • Support for PCIe cards with higher power requirements; a single adapter card (up to 225W) or to two adapters (up to 150W each)
  • Two Flex System I/O expansion connectors to further expand the I/O capability of the attached compute node

Note: The use of the PCIe Expansion Node requires that the x240 M5 Compute Node have both processors installed.

For more information, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide: http://lenovopress.com/tips0906

Network adapters

The following table lists the supported network adapters and upgrades. Adapters can be installed in either slot. However, compatible switches must be installed in the corresponding bays of the chassis. All adapters can also be installed in the PCIe Expansion Node. The "Maximum supported" column in the table indicates the number of adapter that can be installed in the server and in the PCIe Expansion Node (PEN).

Table 21. Network adapters
Part number Feature
code
Description Number
of ports
Maximum
supported
(x240 M5** / PEN)
40 Gb Ethernet
90Y3482 A3HK Flex System EN6132 2-port 40Gb Ethernet Adapter 2 2 / None
10 Gb Ethernet
88Y5920 A4K3 Flex System CN4022 2-port 10Gb Converged Adapter 2 2 / 2
01CV780 AU7X Flex System CN4052S 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced (with FCoE / iSCSI) 2 2 / 2
00AG540 ATBT Flex System CN4052S 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter 2 2 / 2
00JY800 A5RP Flex System CN4052 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter 2 2 / 2
00JY804 A5RV Flex System CN4052 Virtual Fabric Adapter SW Upgrade (FoD)
(License to enable FCoE and iSCSI on 00AG540 or 00JY800)
License 2 / 2
01CV790 AU7Y Flex System CN4054S 4-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced (with FCoE / iSCSI) 4 2 / 2
00AG590 ATBS Flex System CN4054S 4-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter 4 2 / 2
00AG594 ATBU Flex System CN4054S 4-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter SW Upgrade
(License to enable FCoE and iSCSI on 00AG590)
License 2 / 2
00Y3306* A4K2* Flex System CN4054R 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter 4 2 / 2
90Y3558 A1R0 Flex System CN4054 Virtual Fabric Adapter (SW Upgrade)
(License to enable FCoE and iSCSI on 00Y3306)
License 2 / 2
94Y5160 A4R6 Flex System CN4058S 8-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter 8 2 / 2
94Y5164 A4R9 Flex System CN4058S Virtual Fabric Adapter SW Upgrade (FoD)
(License to enable FCoE and iSCSI on 94Y5160)
License 2 / 2
90Y3466 A1QY Flex System EN4132 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter 2 2 / 2
00AG530 A5RN Flex System EN4172 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter 2 2 / 2
1 Gb Ethernet
49Y7900 A10Y Flex System EN2024 4-port 1 Gb Ethernet Adapter 4 2 / 2
InfiniBand
90Y3454 A1QZ Flex System IB6132 2-port FDR InfiniBand Adapter 2 2 / 2

* Withdrawn from marketing
** For x4x and x6x models (where an Ethernet adapter is standard in slot 1), only one extra adapter can be installed in the compute node.

For more information about adapter-to-switch compatibility, see the Flex System Interoperability Guide, which is available at this web page:
http://lenovopress.com/fsig

Storage host bus adapters

The following table lists storage HBAs that are supported by the x240 M5 server, both internally in the compute node and in the PCIe Expansion Node.

Table 22. Storage adapters

Part number Feature
code
Description Number
of ports
Maximum
supported
(x240 M5 / PEN)
Fibre Channel
95Y2386 A45R Flex System FC5052 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter 2 1 / 1 (Slot 2)
95Y2391 A45S Flex System FC5054 4-port 16Gb FC Adapter 4 1 / 1 (Slot 2)
69Y1942 A1BQ Flex System FC5172 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter 2 1 / 1 (Slot 2)
69Y1938 A1BM Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter 2 1 / 1 (Slot 2)
95Y2375 A2N5 Flex System FC3052 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter 2 1 / 1 (Slot 2)

For more information about adapter-to-switch compatibility, see the Flex System Interoperability Guide, which is available at this web page:
http://lenovopress.com/fsig

PCIe Flash Storage adapters

The compute node supports the PCIe Flash Storage Adapters listed in the following table. These adapters are installed in an attached PCIe Expansion Node.

Table 23. SSD adapters
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
00YA800 AT7N* io3 1.25TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter 4
00YA803 AT7P* io3 1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter 4
00YA806 AT7Q* io3 3.2TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter 4
00YA809 AT7R* io3 6.4TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter 2
00YA812 AT7L P3700 1.6TB NVMe Enterprise Performance Flash Adapter 4
00YA815 AT7M P3700 2.0TB NVMe Enterprise Performance Flash Adapter 4
00AE995 ARYP 1000GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 4
00AE998 ARYQ 1300GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 4
00JY001 ARYR 2600GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 4

* These adapters cannot be ordered from the factory installed in the PCIe Expansion Node. Instead, order the adapters separately using the option part numbers.

For more information about these adapters, see the Lenovo Press Product Guides in the PCIe SSD Adapter category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ssdadapter

GPU adapters

The compute node supports the GPU adapters listed in the following table. These adapters are installed in an attached PCIe Expansion Node.

Table 24. GPU adapters

Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
47C2137 A5HD NVIDIA Tesla K40 for Flex System PCIe Expansion Node 1†‡

† The K40 adapter is a double-wide card and occupies the two full-height PCIe slots. If installed, the adjacent slot is unavailable, however adapters can be installed in the two low-profile slots.
‡ NVIDIA GRID Kx and Tesla Kxx GPUs supported only when the x240 M5 has 1 TB or less memory installed.

Power supplies

Server power is derived from the power supplies that are installed in the chassis. There are no server options regarding power supplies.

Integrated virtualization

The x240 M5 supports the VMware vSphere (ESXi) hypervisor on one or two SD cards with the optional SD Media Adapter for System x. This adapter is installed in a dedicated slot beneath I/O Adapter slot 1, as shown in the following figure.

SD Media Adapter for System x
Figure 11. SD Media Adapter for System x

When only one SD card is installed in the adapter, you can create up to 16 volumes, each of which is presented to UEFI as a bootable device. When two SD Media cards are inserted, volumes can be mirrored (RAID-1) across both cards, up to a total of eight mirrored volumes. The use of mirrored volumes improves system availability because the server remains operational, even if one SD card fails. The RAID functionality is handled internally by the SD Media Adapter.

The following table shows the available options. The table also indicates whether the option includes the SD Media RAID Adapter and how many SD cards are included.

Table 25. Virtualization options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Includes
Adapter
Includes
Media
00ML706 A5TJ SD Media Adapter for Systems x
(Option 00ML706 includes 2 blank 32GB SD cards)
Yes Yes (2)*
00ML700 AS2V Blank 32GB SD Media for System x No Yes (1)
None** ASCG RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.1 U2 (1 SD Media) Yes Yes (1)
None** AS4B RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.1 U2 (2 SD Media, RAIDed) Yes Yes (2)
None** ASCH RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.5 U2 (1 SD Media) Yes Yes (1)
None** AS4C RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.5 U2 (2 SD Media, RAIDed) Yes Yes (2)
None** ATZJ RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.5 U3B (1 SD Media) Yes Yes (1)
None** ATZK RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 5.5 U3B (2 SD Media,RAIDed) Yes Yes (2)
None** ATSA RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 6.0 U1A (1 SD Media) Yes Yes (1)
None** ATZM RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 6.0 U2 (1 SD Media) Yes Yes (1)
None** ATZL RAID Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 6.0 U2 (2 SD Media, RAIDed) Yes Yes (2)
None** ATS9 RAID Adapter for SD Media w/VMware ESXi 6.0 U1A (2 SD Media, RAIDed) Yes Yes (2)
None** AVNX Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 6.5 (1 SD Media) Yes Yes (1)
None** AVNY Adapter for SD Media w/ VMware ESXi 6.5 (2 SD Media, RAIDed) Yes Yes (2)

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

Light path diagnostics

For quick problem determination when it is physically at the server, the x240 M5 offers the following three-step guided path:

  1. The Fault LED on the front panel.
  2. The light path diagnostics panel, as shown in the following figure.
  3. LEDs next to key components on the system board.

The x240 M5 light path diagnostics panel is inside the server between the two processors, as shown in the following figure.

Location of x240 M5 light path diagnostics panel
Figure 12. Location of x240 M5 light path diagnostics panel

To illuminate the light path diagnostics LEDs, power off the compute node, slide it out of the chassis, and press the power button. The power button doubles as the light path diagnostics reminder button when the server is removed from the chassis.

The meanings of the LEDs in the light path diagnostics panel are listed in the following table.

Table 26. Light path diagnostic panel LEDs

LED Meaning
LP The light path diagnostics panel is operational.
SYS BRD A system board error is detected.
NMI A non-maskable interrupt (NMI) occurred.
SEE EXP A fault is detected in the adjacent expansion unit (if installed).
MIS A mismatch occurred between the processors, DIMMs, or HDDs within the configuration as reported by POST.
TEMP An over-temperature condition occurred that was critical enough to shut down the server.
MEM A memory fault occurred. The corresponding DIMM error LEDs on the system board are also lit.

Remote management

The server contains an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2), which interfaces with the advanced management module in the chassis. The combination of these modules provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and an alerting function. If an environmental condition exceeds a threshold or if a system component fails, LEDs on the system board are lit to help you diagnose the problem, the error is recorded in the event log, and you are alerted to the problem. A virtual presence capability comes standard for remote server management.

Remote server management is provided through the following 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 server also supports virtual media and remote control features, which provide the following functions:

  • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with up to 23 bits per pixel, regardless of the system state.
  • Remotely accessing the server 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 IMM2 memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive.
  • Capturing blue-screen errors.

Supported operating systems

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 6.0 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 6.5 (ESXi)

For more information about the specific versions and service levels that are supported, see the Operating System Interoperability Guide: https://lenovopress.com/osig

Physical specifications

The server features the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 51 mm (2.0 in)
  • Depth: 493 mm (19.4 in)
  • Width: 215 mm (8.5 in)
  • Maximum weight: 7.1 kg (15.6 lb)

The server features the following shipping dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 197 mm (7.8 in)
  • Depth: 603 mm (23.7 in)
  • Width: 430 mm (16.9 in)
  • Weight: 8 kg (17.6 lb)

Supported environment

The Flex System x240 M5 compute node complies with ASHRAE Class A3 specifications.

The following Power on operating environment is supported:

  • Temperature: 5 - 40 °C (41 - 104 °F)
  • Humidity, non-condensing: -12 °C dew point (10.4 °F) and 8 - 85% relative humidity
  • Maximum dew point: 24 °C (75 °F)
  • Maximum altitude: 3048 m (10,000 ft)
  • Maximum rate of temperature change: 5 °C/hr (41 °F/hr)

The following Power off operating environment is supported:

  • Temperature: 5 - 45 °C (41 - 113 °F)
  • Relative humidity: 8 - 85%
  • Maximum dew point: 27 °C (80.6 °F)

The following Storage (non-operating) operating environment is supported:

  • Temperature: 1 - 60 °C (33.8 - 140 °F)
  • Altitude: 3050 m (10,006 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 5 - 80%
  • Maximum dew point: 29 °C (84.2°F)

The following Shipment (non-operating) environment is supported:

  • Temperature: -40 - 60 °C (-40 - 140 °F)
  • Altitude: 10,700 m (35,105 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 5 - 100%
  • Maximum dew point: 29 °C (84.2 °F)

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 country-specific. Not all warranty service upgrades are available in every country. For more information about Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings that are available in your country, go to the Data Center Advisor and Configurator (formerly known as LESC) website http://lesc.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 27. 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 country and can be bundled with other warranty upgrades and extensions.

  • Remote Technical Support Services (RTS)

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

Regulatory compliance

The server conforms to the following standards:

  • Energy Star 2.0
  • ASHRAE Class A3
  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules Class A
  • Canada ICES-004, issue 3 Class A
  • UL/IEC 60950-1
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class A
  • Korea KN22, Class A, KN24
  • IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2,
  • EN61000-3-3)
  • TUV-GS (EN60950-1/IEC 60950-1, EK1-ITB2000)

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