Lenovo System x3950 X6 (6241)Product Guide

Abstract

The Lenovo System x3950 X6 server, machine type 6241, is an eight-socket 8U rack-mounted server that represents the sixth generation of the Enterprise X-Architecture. Now with Intel Xeon E7 v4 processors, the x3950 X6 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.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the x3950 X6 server, 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 x3950 X6 and consider its use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the September 12 update:

  • New 2.4TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD, 01GV070
  • New Intel S4500 Entry SSDs and Intel S4600 Mainstream SSDs
  • Removed withdrawn drives

Learn about the x3950 X6 with David Watts and Randy Lundin

Introduction

The Lenovo System x3950 X6 server, machine type 6241, is an eight-socket 8U rack-mounted server that represents the sixth generation of the Enterprise X-Architecture. Now with Intel Xeon E7 v4 processors, the x3950 X6 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 processors and up to 24 TB of memory.

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

Lenovo System x3950 X6
Figure 1. Lenovo System x3950 X6

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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 offers numerous features to boost performance:

  • Based on the Intel Xeon E7 family of processors:
    • Models based on E7-8800 v4 processors
    • Supports up to eight E7 v4 processors with a total of 192 cores and 384 threads to maximize the concurrent running of multi-threaded applications.
    • Improves productivity by offering superior system performance with processors up to 24 cores, core frequencies up to 3.2 GHz core speeds, L3 cache of up to 60 MB, and three QPI interconnect links at up to 9.6 GTps.
  • Supports DDR4 memory at speeds up to 1866 MHz, or DDR3 memory at speeds up to 1600 MHz
  • Supports up to 192 DIMM sockets, with 24 DIMMs per processor.
  • 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) improves 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.
  • Optional support for high-performance PCIe-attached NVMe Flash Storage solid-state drives (SSDs) can significantly improve I/O performance.
  • 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. 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.
  • Energy Star 2.0 compliant

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 128 GB 3DS RDIMMs, the server supports up to 24 TB of memory.
  • Up to 32x 1.8-inch 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.
  • An 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 four 1 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.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) supporting TPM 2.0 and TPM 1.2 enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Industry-standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) NI support for faster and stronger encryption.
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator 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 x3950 X6
Figure 2. Front view of the Lenovo System x3950 X6

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

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

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications
Components Specification
Machine type 6241
Firmware Lenovo-signed firmware
Form factor 8U rack
Processor Models with E7 v4 processors: Four, six or eight Intel Xeon E7-8800 v4 processors, each in a Compute Book. Processor options have between 4 and 24 cores with core frequencies up to 3.2 GHz. Three QPI links up to 9.6 GT/s each. Compute Books have TruDDR4 memory up to 1866 MHz, but cannot be mixed. Up to 60 MB L3 cache. Intel C602J chipset.
Models with E7 v3 processors: Four, six or eight Intel E7-8800 v3 processors, each in a Compute Book. Processor options between 4 cores (3.2 GHz) and 18 cores (up to 2.5 GHz). Three QPI links up to 9.6 GT/s each. Compute Books have either DDR3 memory up to 1600 MHz or TruDDR4 memory up to 1866 MHz, but cannot be mixed. Up to 45 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 is either TruDDR4 memory (up to 1866 MHz) or DDR3 memory (up to 1600 MHz), depending on the Compute Book selected. DDR3 memory and TruDDR4 memory cannot be mixed in the same Compute Book. Compute Books with DDR3 memory and Compute Books with TruDDR4 memory cannot be mixed in the same system.
Memory maximums

Models with TruDDR4 Compute Books:
With RDIMMs: Up to 6 TB with 192x 32 GB RDIMMs and eight processors
With LRDIMMs: Up to 12 TB with 192x 64 GB LRDIMMs and eight processors
With 3DS RDIMMs: Up to 24 TB with 192x 128 GB LRDIMMs and eight processors

Models with DDR3 Compute Books:
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.
Disk drive bays Up to 32x 1.8" SSD bays, or up to 16x 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA bays, or up to 8x 2.5” hot-swap PCIe NVMe SSD drive bays.
Maximum internal storage Up to 122.9 TB with 16x 7.68 TB 2.5-inch SAS SSDs, or
Up to 32 TB with 16x 2 TB 2.5-inch SAS HDDs, or
Up to 16 TB with 8x 2 TB 2.5-inch PCIe NVMe 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 No internal bays. See http://support.lenovo.com/en/documents/pd011281 for external DVD options.
Network interfaces Mezzanine LOM (ML2) slots 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, two DB-15 video, two DB-9 serial, and two1 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 two Trusted Platform Modules supporting TPM 2.0 and TPM 1.2.
Systems management UEFI, Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) with remote presence feature, Predictive Failure Analysis, Light Path Diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, Lenovo XClarity Administrator, and ServerGuide.
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, and 2008 R2, RHEL 6 and 7, SLES 11 and 12, and VMware vSphere ESXi. See Supported operating systems section for details.
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 Lenovo Services 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), 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)
  • Documentation CD and safety/warranty/installation information

Standard models

This following table lists the standard models.

Table 2. Standard models with E7 v4 processors
Model† Intel Xeon**
(Compute Book)
Memory RAID Drive bays
Drives
Ethernet‡
(ML2 slot)
I/O
slots§
Power
supplies
x3950 X6 models with E7 v4 processors and TruDDR4 memory
6241-58x* 4x E7-8860 v4 18C
2.2GHz 45M 140W
8x 16GB
(1866MHz)¤
1x M5210 4x 2.5" / 8
Open bay
4x 1 GbE 12 std
24 max
4x 900W
HS / 8
6241-78x* 4x E7-8870 v4 20C
2.1GHz 50M 140W
8x 16GB
(1866MHz)¤
1x M5210 4x 2.5" / 8
Open bay
4x 1 GbE 12 std
24 max
4x 900W
HS / 8
6241-98x* 4x E7-8890 v4 24C
2.2GHz 60M 165W
8x 16GB
(1866MHz)¤
1x M5210 4x 2.5" / 8
Open bay
4x 1 GbE 12 std
24 max
4x 900W
HS / 8

† x in the Machine Type Model (MTM) represents a country-specific letter (for example, the EMEA MTM is 6241-BAG, and the US MTM is 6241-BAU). Ask a Lenovo representative for specifics.
* Not available in North America
** 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 (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.

Models with E7 v3 processors: All models with E7 v3 processors are now withdrawn from marketing. Compute Books with E7 v3 are still available for existing customers. See the Processor options section.

For more information about the standard features of the server, see the Standard specification section.

SAP HANA Workload Optimized models

The Lenovo 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.

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

Note: For CTO configurations of SAP HANA models, select base model 6241-AC4

Table 3. Workload Optimized Solution models for SAP HANA
Model Intel Xeon
(Compute Book)
Memory RAID Drive bays
Drives
Ethernet I/O
slots
Power
supplies
x3950 X6 HANA models with E7 v4 processors and TruDDR4 memory - Standard models
6241-
8Gx
4x E7-8880 v4 22C
2.2GHz 55M 150W
32x 16GB
(1866MHz)¤
1x M5210 +
upgrades*
8x 2.5" bays
6x 1.2 TB SAS HDD
2x 400 GB S3710 SSD
2x 4x1GbE ML2
2x Mellanox 10Gb*
12 std
24 max
8x 1400W
HS / 8
6241-
8Hx
4x E7-8880 v4 22C
2.2GHz 55M 150W
32x 32GB
(1866MHz)¤
2x M5210 +
upgrades*
16x 2.5" bays
12x 1.2 TB SAS HDD
4x 400 GB S3710 SSD
2x 4x1GbE ML2
2x Mellanox 10Gb*
12 std
24 max
8x 1400W
HS / 8
6241-
8Jx
8x E7-8880 v4 22C
2.2GHz 55M 150W
64x 32GB
(1866MHz)¤
2x M5210 +
upgrades*
16x 2.5" bays
12x 1.2 TB SAS HDD
4x 400 GB S3710 SSD
2x 4x1GbE ML2
2x Mellanox 10Gb*
18 std
24 max
8x 1400W
HS / 8
x3950 X6 HANA models with E7 v4 processors and TruDDR4 memory - TopSeller models
6241-
ELU
4x E7-8880 v4 22C
2.2GHz 55M 150W
32x 16GB
(1866MHz)¤
1x M5210 +
upgrades*
8x 2.5" bays
6x 1.2 TB SAS HDD
2x 400 GB S3710 SSD
2x 4x1GbE ML2
2x Mellanox 10Gb*
12 std
24 max
8x 1400W
HS / 8
x3950 X6 HANA models with E7 v3 processors and TruDDR4 memory
6241-
HHx
4x E7-8880 v3 18C
2.3GHz 150W
512 GB
32x 16GB
DDR4 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
6241-
HIx
4x E7-8880 v3 18C
2.3GHz 150W
1024 GB
32x 32GB
DDR4 RDIMM
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
6241-
HJx
8x E7-8880 v3 18
2.3GHz 150W
2048 GB
64x 32GB
DDR4 RDIMM
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
x3950 X6 HANA models with E7 v3 processors and DDR3 memory
6241-
HEx
4x E7-8880 v3 18C
2.3GHz 150W
512 GB
32x 16GB
DDR3 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
6241-
HFx
4x E7-8880 v3 18C
2.3GHz 150W
1024 GB
32x 32GB
DDR3 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
6241-
HGx
8x E7-8880 v3 18
2.3GHz 150W
2048 GB
64x 32GB
DDR3 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 (see the proceeding table for specifics):

  • One or two ServeRAID M5210 controller (46C9110) with 2GB cache upgrade with flash backup (47C8664) plus Performance Accelerator (47C8710) and SSD Caching Enabler (47C8712)
  • Six or 12x 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD (00AJ146)
  • Models with E7 v4 processors: Two or four Intel S3710 400GB Enterprise Performance SATA G3HS 2.5" SSDs (00YC325)
  • Models with E7 v3 processors: Two or four 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)
  • Models with E7 v4 processors: Two Mellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapters (00D9690) plus four SFP+ SR Transceivers (46C3447)
  • Models with E7 v3 processors: Two Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapters (00D9550) plus four Mellanox QSA Adapters (QSFP to SFP+) (90Y3842) and four SFP+ SR Transceivers (46C3447)
  • Models with 18 standard slots: Two X6 Half-length I/O Books (44X4049)
  • Lenovo solution for SAP HANA media

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. IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) is available from Lenovo separately.

For more information about the standard features of the server, see the Standard specification section.

Upgrading Compute Books

With the x3950 X6, machine type 6241, Lenovo supports upgrading the server processors by simply by replacing the Compute Books. The process to upgrade is made very simple because of the innovative book design of the x3850 X6.

Supported upgrades are:

  • E7 v2 processors to E7 v3 processors with DDR3 DIMMs (optionally keep existing memory)
  • E7 v2 processors to E7 v3 processors with DDR4 DIMMs (new DDR4 DIMMs required)
  • E7 v2 processors to E7 v4 processors (new DDR4 DIMMs required)
  • E7 v3 processors with DDR3 to E7 v4 processors (new DDR4 DIMMs required)
  • E7 v3 processors with DDR4 to E7 v4 processors (optionally keep existing memory)

Notes:

  • Upgrades to E7 v3 and v4 processors are only supported with machine type 6241. If you want to upgrade an X6 server with machine type 3837, contact your local representative.
  • eXFlash DIMMs (now withdrawn) are not supported with TruDDR4 memory; Only DDR3 memory is supported
  • Intel Xeon E7 v3 & v4 processors require minimum firmware levels. Consult the documentation that is included with the Compute Books.
  • Compute books with E7 v4 processors do not support DDR3 memory
  • If you upgrade from E7 v3 processors with DDR4 to E7 v4 processors, you can transfer the 2133 MHz DDR4 memory DIMMs to the new compute books. If you also want to add additional memory to the E7 v4 compute book, it is supported to use either 2133 MHz or 2400 MHz DDR4 memory DIMMs. It is supported to mix 2133 MHz and 2400 MHz DIMMs in the same compute book.

If you plan to use your existing DDR3 memory to upgrade to a Compute Books with v3 processors (Compute Books with v4 processors do not support DDR3 memory), the process to upgrade is as follows:

  1. Purchase Compute Books to replace the existing Compute Books
  2. Check and if necessary, upgrade all firmware to at least the minimum levels needed to support the new processors
  3. Power off the server and remove the existing Compute Books
  4. Transfer all DDR3 memory DIMMs to the new Compute Books
  5. Reinstall the new Compute Books

If you plan to upgrade to TruDDR4 memory, then you should also order the appropriate memory DIMMs to match your workload requirements.

Processor options

The x3950 X6 supports up to eight Intel Xeon E7 processors, either E7 v4 or E7 v3. 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, grouped as follows. Each option includes the processor installed in a Compute Book:

  • E7-8800 v4 processors in Compute Books with TruDDR4 support
  • E7-8800 v3 processors in Compute Books with DDR3 support
  • E7-8800 v3 processors in Compute Books with TruDDR4 support

Note: Compute Books with E7-4800 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. Compute book options (HT = Hyper Threading, TB = Turbo Boost 2.0)
Part number
Feature codes‡
Description
(processor installed in
a Compute Book)
L3
cache
QPI
speed
Memory
support
Memory bus
speed (RAS /
Performance)†
HT TB Models
where
used
Intel Xeon E7-8800 v4 processors
00KH384
ATWZ / ATYF
X6 Compute Book E7-8855 v4
14C 2.1GHz 35M 140W
35 MB 8 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1333 MHz
Y Y -
00WH322
ATX6 / ATXW
X6 Compute Book E7-8860 v4
18C 2.2GHz 45M 140W
45 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y 58x
00WH318
ATX5 / ATXV
X6 Compute Book E7-8867 v4
18C 2.4GHz 45M 165W
45 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y -
00WH326
ATX7 / ATXX
X6 Compute Book E7-8870 v4
20C 2.1GHz 50M 140W
50 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y 78x
00WH330
ATX8 / ATXY
X6 Compute Book E7-8880 v4
22C 2.2GHz 55M 150W
55 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y HANA
models
00WH334
ATX9 / ATXZ
X6 Compute Book E7-8890 v4
24C 2.2GHz 60M 165W
60 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y 98x
00WH342
ATXB / ATY1
X6 Compute Book E7-8891 v4
10C 2.8GHz 60M 165W
60 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y -
00WH346
ATXC / ATY2
X6 Compute Book E7-8893 v4
4C 3.2GHz 60M 140W
60 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y -
00YG935
AVR6 / AVR7
X6 Compute Book
E7-8894 v4
24C 2.4GHz 60M 165W
60 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y -
Intel Xeon E7-8800 v3 processors with support for DDR3 memory
00ML922
AS7X / AS8M
X6 DDR3 Compute Book
E7-8860 v3 16C 2.2GHz 140W
40 MB 9.6 GHz DDR3 1600 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y N DAx
00FP692
AS7R / AS8F
X6 DDR3 Compute Book
E7-8867 v3 16C 2.5GHz 165W
45 MB 9.6 GHz DDR3 1600 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y N -
00ML926
AS7Y / AS8N
X6 DDR3 Compute Book
E7-8870 v3 18C 2.1GHz 140W
45 MB 9.6 GHz DDR3 1600 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y FAx
00ML930
AS7Z / AS8P
X6 DDR3 Compute Book
E7-8880 v3 18C 2.3GHz 150W
45 MB 9.6 GHz DDR3 1600 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y HANA
models
00ML938
AS81 / AS8R
X6 DDR3 Compute Book
E7-8880L v3 18C 2.0GHz 115W
45 MB 9.6 GHz DDR3 1600 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y -
00ML934
AS80 / AS8Q
X6 DDR3 Compute Book
E7-8890 v3 18C 2.5GHz 165W
45 MB 9.6 GHz DDR3 1600 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y FCx
00ML942
AS82 / AS8S
X6 DDR3 Compute Book
E7-8891 v3 10C 2.8GHz 165W
45 MB 9.6 GHz DDR3 1600 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y -
00ML946
AS83 / AS8T
X6 DDR3 Compute Book
E7-8893 v3 4C 3.2GHz 140W
45 MB 9.6 GHz DDR3 1600 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y -
Intel Xeon E7-8800 v3 processors with support for TruDDR4 memory
00ML970
AS88 / AS8Y
X6 DDR4 Compute Book
E7-8860 v3 16C 2.2GHz 140W
40 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y GAx
00FP696
AS7S / AS8G
X6 DDR4 Compute Book
E7-8867 v3 16C 2.5GHz 165W
45 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y -
00ML974
AS89 / AS8Z
X6 DDR4 Compute Book
E7-8870 v3 18C 2.1GHz 140W
45 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y JAx
00ML978
AS8A / AS90
X6 DDR4 Compute Book
E7-8880 v3 18C 2.3GHz 150W
45 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1866 MHz
Y Y HANA
models
00ML986
AS8C / AS92
X6 DDR4 Compute Book
E7-8880L v3 18C 2.0GHz 115
45 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y -
00ML982
AS8B / AS91
X6 DDR4 Compute Book
E7-8890 v3 18C 2.5GHz 165W
45 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y JCx
00ML990
AS8D / AS93
X6 DDR4 Compute Book
E7-8891 v3 10C 2.8GHz 165W
45 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y -
00ML994
AS8E / AS94
X6 DDR4 Compute Book
E7-8893 v3 4C 3.2GHz 140W
45 MB 9.6 GHz TruDDR4 1866 MHz /
1600 MHz
Y Y -

‡ The first feature code is for the first Compute Book. The second feature code is for all additional Compute Books
† 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

The x3950 X6 (6241) supports either DDR3 or TruDDR4 memory, depending on the Compute Books used in the server.

Lenovo 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 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.

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 TruDDR4 and DDR3 memory automatically assumes the system warranty, and Lenovo provides service and support worldwide.

The x3950 X6 supports TruDDR4 memory operating at speeds up to 1866 MHz and DDR3 memory at speeds up to 1600 MHz. Note that even though supported TruDDR4 DIMMs are rated at 2400 MHz or 2133 MHz, when used in the x3950 X6, they operate at speeds up to 1866 MHz.

The x3950 X6 supports up to 192 DIMMs when all 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
2400 MHz TruDDR4 RDIMMs and LRDIMMs (for use with E7 v4 processors)
46W0821 ATC8 8GB TruDDR4 Memory (1Rx4, 1.2V)
PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM
192 (24 per CPU)  
46W0829 ATCA 16GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V)
PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM
192 (24 per CPU) All other v4 models
46W0833 ATCB 32GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V)
PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM
192 (24 per CPU) 8Hx, 8Jx
46W0841 ATGG 64GB TruDDR4 Memory (4Rx4, 1.2V)
PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP LRDIMM
192 (24 per CPU) -
00YG941 B0MV 128GB TruDDR4 Memory (8Rx4 1.2V)
PC4-2400-R 2400MHz 3DS RDIMM
192 (24 per CPU) -
2133 MHz TruDDR4 RDIMMs and LRDIMMs (for use with E7 v3 processors, also supported with E7 v4)
46W0788 A5B5 8GB TruDDR4 Memory (1Rx4, 1.2V)
PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
192 (24 per CPU) -
46W0796 A5B7 16GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V)
PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
192 (24 per CPU) GAx, JAx, JCx
95Y4808 A5UJ 32GB TruDDR4 Memory (2Rx4, 1.2V)
PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP RDIMM
192 (24 per CPU) -
00KH391† AUF3 32GB TruDDR4 Memory (4Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP LRDIMM 192 (24 per CPU) -
95Y4812 A5UK 64GB TruDDR4 Memory (4Rx4,1.2V)
PC4-17000 CL15 2133MHz LP LRDIMM
192 (24 per CPU) -
DDR3 RDIMMs and LRDIMMs (for use with E7 v2 and v3 processors, except 00D5024)
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) DAx, FAx, FCx
DDR3 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) -

* Withdrawn from marketing
** 00D5024 is supported only in Compute Books with E7 v2 processors
† 00KH391 is supported only in Compute Books with E7-8880 v3 or E7-8890 v3 processors; no other memory DIMM is supported if 00KH391 is installed

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The server supports RDIMMs and LRDIMMs.
  • DDR4 Compute Books support mixing 2133 MHz and 2400 MHz DDR4 memory.
  • Mixing different types of memory (combinations of RDIMMs, LRDIMMs, and 3DS RDIMMs) is not supported.
  • Mixing different generations of memory (DDR3 and TruDDR4) is not supported
  • The maximum number of ranks per one memory channel is six with RDIMMs, 12 with LRDIMMs, or 24 with 3DS RDIMMs.
  • 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 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 - 2400 MHz TruDDR4 memory
Specification RDIMMs LRDIMMs 3DS RDIMMs
Rank Single rank Dual rank Quad rank Octo rank
Part numbers 46W0821 (8 GB) 46W0829 (16 GB)
46W0833 (32 GB)
46W0841 (64 GB) 00YG941 (128 GB)
Rated speed 2400 MHz 2400 MHz 2400 MHz 2400 MHz
Rated voltage 1.2 V 1.2 V 1.2 V 1.2 V
Operating voltage 1.2 V 1.2 V 1.2 V 1.2 V
Maximum quantity* 192 192 192 192
Largest DIMM 8 GB 32 GB 64 GB 128 GB
Max memory capacity 1.5 TB 6 TB 12 TB 24 TB
Maximum operating speed - Performance mode (2:1 mode - SMI2 link operates at twice the speed shown)
1 DIMM per channel 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz
3 DIMMs per channel 1600 MHz 1600 MHz† 1600 MHz 1600 MHz
Maximum operating speed - RAS mode (1:1 mode - SMI2 link operates at the speed shown)
1 DIMM per channel 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
3 DIMMs per channel 1600 MHz 1600 MHz† 1600 MHz 1600 MHz

* Maximum quantity supported is shown for all processors that are installed
† This speed is above the Intel standard and is achieved only when Lenovo TruDDR4 memory is used

Table 7. Maximum memory speeds - 2133 MHz TruDDR4 memory
Specification
TruDDR4 RDIMMs
TruDDR4 LRDIMMs
Rank Single rank Dual rank Quad rank
Part numbers 46W0788 (8 GB) 46W0796 (16 GB)
95Y4808 (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* 192 192 192
Largest DIMM 8 GB 32 GB 64 GB
Max memory capacity 1.5 TB 6 TB 12 TB
Maximum operating speed - Performance mode (2:1 mode - SMI2 link operates at twice the speed shown)
1 DIMM per channel 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz
3 DIMMs per channel 1600 MHz 1600 MHz† 1600 MHz
Maximum operating speed - RAS mode (1:1 mode - SMI2 link operates at the speed shown)
1 DIMM per channel 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
3 DIMMs per channel 1600 MHz 1600 MHz† 1600 MHz

* Maximum quantity supported is shown for all processors that are installed † This speed is achieved only when Lenovo TruDDR4 memory is used

Table 8. Maximum memory speeds - DDR3 memory
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.

Internal storage

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

Each 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
  • 4x 2.5-inch PCIe NVMe SSDs
  • 2x 2.5-inch PCIe NVMe SSDs + 8x 1.8-inch HDD hot-swap drives
  • 2x 2.5-inch PCIe NVMe SSDs + 4x 2.5-inch HDD hot-swap drives

The following figure shows these configurations.

Internal drive configurations
Figure 5. 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 9. Internal storage expansion options

Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
44X4104 A4A6 4x 2.5" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane 4
44X4106 A4A7 8x 1.8" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane 4
44X4108 A4A8 1x4 2.5-inch NVMe PCIe Gen3 SSD Backplane 2

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 6. 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 10. 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
4x 2.5-inch NVMe 1x 4x 2.5-inch NVMe PCIe SSD Backplane, 44X4108 1 or 2*
2x 2.5-inch NVMe +
4x 2.5-inch HDD/SSD
1x 4x 2.5-inch NVMe PCIe SSD Backplane, 44X4108
1x 4x 2.5" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4104
2
2x 2.5-inch NVMe +
8x 1.8-inch SSD
1x 4x 2.5-inch NVMe PCIe SSD Backplane, 44X4108
1x 8x 1.8" HS 12Gb SAS HDD Backplane, 44X4106
2

* The number of controllers required is dependent on the number of drives installed: 1 or 2 drives requires one controller, and 3 or 4 drives requires two controllers.

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 11. RAID controllers and HBAs for internal storage
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
(slots)
Models
where
used
46C9110 A3YZ ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller 4 (11, 12, 43, 44) All models
47C8675 A3YY N2215 SAS/SATA HBA 4 (11, 12, 43, 44) -
00ML997 AS95 NVMe PCIe SSD Extender Adapter 4 (11, 12, 43, 44) -
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 1 / 2† -
47C8706 A3Z5 ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade 1 / 2†* -
47C8710 A3Z7 ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator 1 / 2†* -
47C8712 A3Z8 ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler 1 / 2†* -

† Only one FoD key is required if the x3950 X6 is configured as a single image 8-socket server. If you partition the server into two four-socket servers, then two FoD keys are required.
* These M5210 features upgrades require a cache memory upgrade (47C8656, 47C8660, or 47C8664).

The following table compares the features of the supported controllers.

Table 12. Feature comparison
Feature ServeRAID M5210 N2215 NVMe Extender
Adapter type RAID controller SAS HBA PCIe Extender
Part number 46C9110 47C8675 00ML997
Form factor PCIe low profile PCIe low profile PCIe low profile
Controller chip LSI SAS3108 LSI SAS3008 None
Host interface PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8
Port interface 12 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS PCIe NVMe
Number of ports 8 8 2
Port connectors 2x Mini-SAS HD x4
(SFF-8643)
2x Mini-SAS HD x4
(SFF-8643)
OCuLink
Drive interface SAS, SATA SAS, SATA NVMe
Drive type HDD, SSD, SED HDD, SSD SSD
Hot-swap drives Yes Yes Yes
Max devices 240 1024 2
RAID levels 0/1/10; Optional 5/50
(RAID 5 FoD, 47C8708,
or cache upgrades)
Optional 6/60 (47C8706)
None None
JBOD mode Yes (without cache) Yes Yes
Cache 1 GB no backup (47C8656)
1 GB flash backup (47C8660)
2 GB flash backup (47C8664)
4 GB flash backup (47C8668)
None None
CacheVault cache protection Optional None None
Performance Accelerator (FastPath) Optional (47C8710) No No
SSD Caching (CacheCade Pro 2.0) Optional (47C8712) No No
SED support (SafeStore)

Yes (with RAID 5 FoD upgrade
or any cache upgrade

No No

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

The NVMe PCIe SSD Extender Adapter is a PCIe adapter that simply routes the PCIe 3.0 x8 signal from the slot in the Storage Book, splits the signal to two x4 links, and routes those via cables to the drive backplane. The extender adapter is shown in the following figure.

NVMe PCIe SSD Extender Adapter
Figure 7. NVMe PCIe SSD Extender Adapter

One adapter is required for every two drives installed in the Storage Book. Since there are only two PCIe slots in the Compute Book, only two adapters can be installed and therefore only four NVMe drives can be installed in a Storage Book.

Internal drive options

The following tables list the hard disk drive and solid-state drive options for the internal disk storage of the server.

Table 13. 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 32
Table 14. 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 16
00WG690 AT8A 600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 16
00WG695 AT8B 900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 16
00WG700 AT8C 1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 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
00WG660 AT84 300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 16
00WG665 AT85 600GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 16
01GV035 AVKU 900GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb NL SAS
00NA491 AT7Z 1TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD 16
00NA496 AT80 2TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap SED HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
00WG705 AT8D 300GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED 16
00WG710 AT8E 600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED 16
00WG715 AT8F 900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED 16
00WG720 AT8G 1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED 16
Table 15. 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 10K
01GV070 B0YT 2.4TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
00AJ141 A4TX 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD 16
00NA526 AT81 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD 16
Table 16. 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 16
01GR771 AUEJ PM1633a 7.68TB Enterprise Capacity 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
01GV711 AVL0 400GB Enterprise Performance 12G SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GV716 AVL1 800GB Enterprise Performance 12G SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GV721 AVL2 1.6TB Enterprise Performance 12G SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
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
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
01GV761 AWEY PM1635a 400GB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GV766 AWEZ PM1635a 800GB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GV771 AWF0 PM1635a 1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
00YC465 AT9N 800GB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap SED SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
Table 17. 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
00AJ222 A4UD 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD 16
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 16
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 16
7SD7A05713 B10B Intel S4600 480GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
7SD7A05712 B10C Intel S4600 960GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
7SD7A05711 B10D Intel S4600 1.92TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GV843 AXFV 5100 240GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GV848 AXFW 5100 480GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GV853 AXFX 5100 960GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GV858 AXFY 5100 1.92TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GV863 AXFZ 5100 3.84TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
00YK227 AU3F Intel S3610 1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
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 16
7SD7A05731 B0Z9 Intel S4500 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
7SD7A05730 B0ZA Intel S4500 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
4XB7A08493 B0ZB Intel S4500 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
4XB7A08494 B0ZC Intel S4500 3.84TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01KR496 AXGL 5100 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01KR501 AXGM 5100 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01KR506 AXGN 5100 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01KR511 AXGP 5100 3.84TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GR726 AUEM Intel S3520 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GR731 AUEP Intel S3520 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01KR466 AXGB Intel S3520 800GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GR736 AUER Intel S3520 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GR802 AXGD Intel S3520 1.2TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GR817 AXGF Intel S3520 1.6TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GR836 AVHP PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GR841 AVHQ PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GR846 AVHR PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
01GR711 AUE7 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
00WG630 AT95 Intel S3510 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
00YC385 AT8R 120GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
00YC390 AT8S 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
00YC395 AT8T 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
00YC400 AT8U 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD 16
Table 18. 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 8
00YA821 AT7W Intel P3700 800GB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Performance PCIe SSD 8
00YA827 AT7Y Intel P3700 2.0TB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Performance PCIe SSD 8
2.5-inch SSDs - NVMe - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
90Y3227 A5RW Intel P3600 400GB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 8
90Y3230 A5RX Intel P3600 800GB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 8
90Y3233 A5RY Intel P3600 1.6TB NVMe 2.5" G3HS Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 8
00YK285† AVP2 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD 8
00YK284† AVP1 960GB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD 8
2.5-inch SSDs - NVMe - Enterprise Entry (<3 DWPD)
01GR660† AVPN PM963 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 8
01GT715† AVPP PM963 3.84TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Value PCIe SSD 8

† Only supported in servers with E7 v4 compute books

Internal backup units

The server does not support internal tape drive options.

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.

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)

Hot-swap support

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 19. 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
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).

Optional I/O books

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 20. 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)

Slot locations

The slot numbering for the PCIe slots in the server are as shown in the following figure.

x3950 X6 slot numbering
Figure 13. Slot numbering

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. The following table lists the supported ML2 adapters. ML2 adapters are installed only in the ML2 slots (slot 10 and 42 as show in the Slot locations section).

Table 21. ML2 adapters
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
(slot #)
25 Gb Ethernet
00MN990* ATZR Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx ML2 1x25GbE SFP28 Adapter 2* (10, 42)
10 Gb Ethernet
00D2026 A40S Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT 2 (10, 42)
00D2028 A40T Broadcom NetXtreme II ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ 2 (10, 42)
00AG560 AT7U Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter 2 (10, 42)
01CV770 AU7Z Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW 2 (10, 42)
00D1994 A40P Intel X540 ML2 Dual Port 10GbaseT Adapter 2 (10, 42)
00JY940* ATRH Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter 2* (10, 42)
94Y5200 AS74 Intel X710 ML2 4x10GbE SFP+ Adapter 2 (10, 42)
Gigabit Ethernet
00D1998 A40R Intel I350-T4 ML2 Quad Port GbE Adapter 2 (10, 42)
InfiniBand
00FP650 A5RK Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro ML2 2x40GbE/FDR VPI Adapter 2 (10, 42)

* Not supported in servers with E7 v2 compute books

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

The maximum supported column also indicates which slots each adapter is supported in. For slot locations see the Slot locations section.

Table 22. Network adapters
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum supported
(slot #)
Omni-Path Architecture (OPA)
00WE027 AU0B Intel OPA 100 Series Single-port PCIe 3.0 x16 HFA 6 (7-9, 39-41)
00WE023 AU0A Intel OPA 100 Series Single-port PCIe 3.0 x8 HFA 4 (7,9,39,41)
100 Gb Ethernet
00MM960* ATRP Mellanox ConnectX-4 2x100GbE/EDR IB QSFP28 VPI Adapter 8* (1, 4, 7, 9, 33, 36, 39, 41)
40 Gb Ethernet
00MM950* ATRN Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 1x40GbE QSFP+ Adapter 18* (1-9, 33-41)
00D9550 A3PN Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
25 Gb Ethernet
01GR250 AUAJ Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 2x25GbE SFP28 Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
10 Gb Ethernet
94Y5180 A4Z6 Broadcom NetXtreme Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
44T1370 A5GZ Broadcom NetXtreme 2x10GbE BaseT Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00AG570 AT7S Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00AG580 AT7T Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00JY830 A5UU Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00D8540 A4M9 Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA III-R 18 (1-9, 33-41)
49Y7960 A2EC Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
49Y7970 A2ED Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00MM850† ATRY Intel X550-T1 Single Port 10GBase-T Adapter 18† (1-9, 33-41)
00MM860* ATPX Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter 18* (1-9, 33-41)
01DA900 AU2Y Intel X710-DA2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00D9690 A3PM Mellanox ConnectX-3 10 GbE Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
90Y4600 A3MR QLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA 18 (1-9, 33-41)
Gigabit Ethernet
90Y9370 A2V4 Broadcom NetXtreme I Dual Port GbE Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
90Y9352 A2V3 Broadcom NetXtreme I Quad Port GbE Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
49Y4230 5767 Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 18 (1-9, 33-41)
49Y4240 5768 Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00AG500 A56K Intel I350-F1 1xGbE Fiber Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00AG510 A56L Intel I350-T2 2xGbE BaseT Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00AG520 A56M Intel I350-T4 4xGbE BaseT Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
InfiniBand
00D9550 A3PN Mellanox ConnectX-3 40GbE / FDR IB VPI Adapter 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00KH924 ASWQ Mellanox ConnectX-4 EDR IB VPI Single-port x16 PCIe 3.0 HCA 8 (1,4,7,9, 33,36,39,41)

* Not supported in servers with E7 v2 compute books
† Only supported in servers with E7 v4 compute books

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Ethernet Adapters category and the InfiniBand & Omni-Path Adapters category.

The following table lists the supported 10 Gb Ethernet SFP+ optical transceivers and DAC cables. For multi-port adapters, all adapter ports must have the same type of transceiver or DAC cable selected.

Table 23. Supported optical transceivers and DAC cables - 10 Gb Ethernet
Part number Feature code Description
10 GbE SFP+ transceivers (for 10 GbE SFP+ adapters)
46C3447 5053 Lenovo 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver
49Y4216 0069 Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver
49Y4218 0064 QLogic 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver
10 GbE SFP+ DAC cables (for 10 GbE SFP+ adapters)
00D6288 A3RG Lenovo 0.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
90Y9427 A1PH Lenovo 1m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
00AY764 A51N Lenovo 1.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
00AY765 A51P Lenovo 2m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
90Y9430 A1PJ Lenovo 3m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
90Y9433 A1PK Lenovo 5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable
00D6151 A3RH Lenovo 7m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable

The following table lists the optical transceivers and DAC cables that can be used with the supported 40Gb Ethernet adapters listed. For multi-port adapters, all adapter ports must have the same type of transceiver or DAC cable selected.

Table 24. Supported optical transceivers and DAC cables - 40 Gb Ethernet
Part number Feature code Description
40 GbE QSFP+ transceivers (for 40 GbE QSFP+ adapters)
49Y7884 A1DR Lenovo 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ Transceiver
40 GbE QSFP+ DAC cables (for 40 GbE QSFP+ adapters)
49Y7890 A1DP Lenovo 1m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable
49Y7891 A1DQ Lenovo 3m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable

SAS adapters for external storage

The following table lists the SAS HBAs and RAID adapters that are supported by the x3850 X6. The maximum quantity listed is for configurations with all processors and I/O books installed. The maximum supported column also indicates which slots each adapter is supported in. For slot locations see the Slot locations section.

Table 25. Storage adapters
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum supported
(slot #)
SAS HBAs
46C9010 A3MV N2125 SAS/SATA HBA 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00AE912 A5M0 N2225 SAS/SATA HBA 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00AE916 A5M1 N2226 SAS/SATA HBA 10 (1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 33, 36, 39, 40, 41)
RAID adapters
00AE938 A5ND ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller 6 (7, 8, 9, 39, 40, 41)
81Y4478 A1WX ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller 6 (7, 8, 9, 39, 40, 41)
Features on Demand upgrades for the M5225 (1 per server)
47C8706 A3Z5 ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade-FoD 1
47C8710 A3Z7 ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator-FoD 1
47C8712 A3Z8 ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler-FoD 1
Hardware upgrades for the M5120 (1 per adapter, mutually exclusive)
81Y4487 A1J4 ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1
81Y4559 A1WY ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1
47C8670 A4G6 ServeRAID M5100 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1
Feature on Demand upgrades for the M5120 (1 per server)
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

The following table compares the specifications of the external SAS HBAs and RAID adapters.

Table 26. Specifications comparison
Feature N2125 N2225 N2226 ServeRAID M5120 ServeRAID M5225
Adapter type SAS HBA SAS HBA SAS HBA RAID adapter RAID adapter
Part number 46C9010 00AE912 00AE916 81Y4478 00AE938
Form factor Low profile Low profile Low profile Low profile Low profile
Controller chip LSI SAS2308 LSI SAS3008 LSI SAS3008 LSI SAS2208 LSI SAS3108
Host interface PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8
Port interface 6 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS 6 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS
Number of external ports 8 8 16 8 8
External port connectors 2x Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) 2x Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644) 4x Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644) 2x Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) 2x Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644)
Drive interface SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA
Drive type HDD, SSD HDD, SSD HDD, SSD HDD, SED, SSD HDD, SED, SSD
Maximum number of devices 1024 1024 1024 240 240
RAID levels None None None 0/1/10; Optional 5/50 and 6/60 0/1/10/5/50; Optional 6/60 (47C8706)
JBOD mode Yes Yes Yes No No
Cache None None None Optional; 512MB, 1GB or 2GB 2 GB (included)
CacheVault cache protection None None None Flash (with cache upgrades) Flash (included)
FastPath None None None Optional (90Y4273) Optional (47C8710)
CacheCade Pro 2.0 None None None Optional (90Y4318) Optional (47C8712)

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 adapters, see these Lenovo Press Product Guides:

Fibre Channel host bus adapters

The following table lists the Fibre Channel HBAs supported by the x3950 X6. The maximum quantity listed is for configurations with all processors and I/O books installed. The maximum supported column also indicates which slots each adapter is supported in. For slot locations see the Slot locations section.

Table 27. Storage adapters
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Fibre Channel - 16 Gb (32 Gb ASIC)
01CV830* ATZU Emulex 16Gb Gen6 FC Single-port HBA 18* (1-9, 33-41)
01CV840* ATZV Emulex 16Gb Gen6 FC Dual-port HBA 18* (1-9, 33-41)
01CV750* ATZB QLogic 16Gb Enhanced Gen5 FC Single-port HBA 18* (1-9, 33-41)
01CV760* ATZC QLogic 16Gb Enhanced Gen5 FC Dual-port HBA 18* (1-9, 33-41)
Fibre Channel - 16 Gb
81Y1655 A2W5 Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA 18 (1-9, 33-41)
81Y1662 A2W6 Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00Y3337 A3KW QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00Y3341 A3KX QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA 18 (1-9, 33-41)
Fibre Channel - 8 Gb
42D0485 3580 Emulex 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA 18 (1-9, 33-41)
42D0494 3581 Emulex 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA 18 (1-9, 33-41)
42D0501 3578 QLogic 8 Gb FC Single-port HBA 18 (1-9, 33-41)
42D0510 3579 QLogic 8 Gb FC Dual-port HBA 18 (1-9, 33-41)

* Not supported in servers with E7 v2 compute books

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

PCIe Flash Storage adapters

The server supports the PCIe Flash Storage Adapters that are listed in the following table. The maximum quantity listed is for configurations with all processors and I/O books installed. The maximum supported column also indicates which slots each adapter is supported in. For slot locations see the Slot locations section.

Table 28. PCIe Flash Storage adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Form Factor Maximum supported
(slot #)
00YA800 AT7N io3 1.25TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter Low profile 12 (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41)
00YA803 AT7P io3 1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter Low profile 12 (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41)
00YA806 AT7Q io3 3.2TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter Low profile 12 (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41)
00YA809 AT7R* io3 6.4TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter FH / HL 18 (1-9, 33-41)
01GT711† AVPY Intel P3700 800GB NVMe Enterprise Performance Flash Adapter Low profile 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00YA812 AT7L Intel P3700 1.6TB NVMe Enterprise Performance Flash Adapter Low profile 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00YA815 AT7M Intel P3700 2.0TB NVMe Enterprise Performance Flash Adapter Low profile 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00AE995 ARYP 1000GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter Low profile 12 (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41)
00AE998 ARYQ 1300GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter Low profile 12 (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41)
00JY001 ARYR 2600GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter Low profile 12 (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41)
00JY004 ARYS* 5200GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter FH / HL 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00YK286† AVP3 1.92TB NVMe Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter Low profile 18 (1-9, 33-41)
00YK287† AVP4 3.84TB NVMe Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter Low profile 18 (1-9, 33-41)

* These adapters cannot be ordered via CTO. It can only be ordered as an option. The server cannot be shipped with these adapter installed. See http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-IO3.
† Only suppored in servers with E7 v4 processors. E7 v3 and E7 v2 processors not supported.

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

GPU adapters and co-processors

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. The maximum supported column also indicates which slots each adapter is supported in. For slot locations see the Slot locations section.

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 in the I/O expansion options). These adapters must be shipped separately from the server. Order the adapter and Full-length I/O Book as separate options.
  • If an NVIDIA GPU is installed, the maximum system memory that can be installed is 1 TB.
Table 29. GPU adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Minimum
system RAM
Maximum
supported
(slot #)
00FP672 A3YV† NVIDIA Quadro K6000 24 GB 4 (1, 4, 33, 36)
00FP676 A5FG† NVIDIA Tesla K40c 24 GB 4 (1, 4, 33, 36)
90Y2495 AU3W† NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB GPU, PCIe (active) 48 GB 4 (1, 4, 33, 36)
00YL378* ATZF† NVidia Quadro M5000 GPU, PCIe (active) 16 GB 4* (1, 4, 33, 36)

* Not supported in servers with E7 v2 compute books
† 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 30. 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 31. Virtualization options

Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
00WH140 ATRM Blank USB Memory Key 4G SLC for VMware ESXi Downloads 1 / 2
41Y8298 A2G0 Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads 1 / 2
00ML235 ASN7 USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2 1 / 2
00WH150* ATZG USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3B 1 / 2
00WH138 ATRL USB Memory Key 4G for VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 1A 1 / 2
00WH151* ATZH USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 2 1 / 2
CTO only* AVNW USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 6.5 1 / 2

* Not supported in servers with E7 v2 compute books 
† 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 2.1 (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.

Rack installation

All models of the x3950 X6 include a rail kit and cable management bracket kit for installation in a 19-inch rack cabinet. The contents of the kits are shown in the following figure.

x3950 X6 rail kit and cable management bracket kit
Figure 14. x3950 X6 rail kit and cable management bracket kit

Supported operating systems

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (Intel Xeon E7 v3 and E7 v4 processors only)
  • 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
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with XEN
  • VMware ESXi 5.1 (Intel Xeon E7 v2 processors only)
  • VMware ESXi 5.5 (Intel Xeon E7 v2 and E7 v3 processors only)
  • VMware ESXi 6.0
  • VMware ESXi 6.5

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

Physical and environmental 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:

  • The server is designed to the ASHRAE Class A3 guidelines
  • 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 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 32. 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 regulations:

  • Energy Star 2.0
  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class A
  • UL/IEC 60950-1
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
  • NOM-019
  • Argentina IEC60950-1
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class A
  • IEC 60950-1(CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • China CCC (GB4943), GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
  • Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
  • Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1, GOST R 51318.22, GOST R 51318.24, GOST R 51317.3.2, 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 33. 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 standard models of the 12 Gbps SAS external drive enclosures offered by Lenovo that can be used with the server for storage expansion.

Table 34. D1212 and D1224 standard models
Part number Description
LFF models
4587A11* D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (US English documentation)
4587A1C^ D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4587A1J** D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Japanese documentation)
SFF models
4587A31* D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (US English documentation)
4587A3C^ D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4587A3J** D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Japanese documentation)

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

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

Table 35. D1212 and D1224 TopSeller models
Part number Description
Brazil and Latin America - LFF models
4587EAU D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 2TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EBU D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 4TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587ECU D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 6TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EDU D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 8TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EEU D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 2TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EFU D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 4TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EGU D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 6TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EHU D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 8TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EIU D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 2TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EJU D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 4TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587EKU D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 6TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587ELU D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 8TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
Brazil and Latin America - SFF models
4587E6U D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 9x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587E2U D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 9x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 2x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587E4U D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 9x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 4x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587E5U D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 18x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 1x 0.5m SAS cable
4587E1U D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 18x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 2x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables
4587E3U D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 18x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 4x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables

For details about supported drives and cables for the Lenovo Storage D1212 and D1224, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/lp0512

The following table lists the standard models of the 12 Gbps SAS external high density drive enclosures offered by Lenovo.

Table 36. D3284 standard models
Description Part number
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

The following table lists the TopSeller models of the 12 Gbps SAS external high density drive enclosures offered by Lenovo.

Table 37. D3284 TopSeller models
Description Part number
Lenovo Storage D3284 High Density Expansion Enclosure 6413E5F
Lenovo Storage D3284 4TB x 42 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E1H
Lenovo Storage D3284 4TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E1F
Lenovo Storage D3284 6TB x 42 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E2H
Lenovo Storage D3284 6TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E2F
Lenovo Storage D3284 8TB x 42 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E3H
Lenovo Storage D3284 8TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E3F
Lenovo Storage D3284 10TB x 42 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E4H
Lenovo Storage D3284 10TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 6413E4F

For details about supported drives, adapters, and cables for the Lenovo Storage D3284, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/lp0513

External storage systems

The following table lists the NAS and SAN external storage systems that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 38. External storage systems
Part number Description
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Storage (SAS host connectivity)
4599A41* Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4599A4C^ Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4599A4J** Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4599A21* Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4599A2C^ Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4599A2J** Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4617A41* Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4617A4C^ Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4617A4J** Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4617A21* Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4617A2C^ Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4617A2J** Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4619A21* Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4619A2C^ Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4619A2J** Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Storage (iSCSI or FC host connectivity)
4599A31* Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4599A3C^ Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4599A3J** Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4599A11* Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4599A1C^ Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4599A1J** Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4617A31* Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4617A3C^ Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4617A3J** Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4617A11* Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4617A1C^ Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
4617A1J** Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation)
4619A11* Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation)
4619A1C^ Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation)
Lenovo Storage V Series (iSCSI, FC, or FCoE host connectivity)
6535C1D Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 LFF Control Enclosure
6535EC1 Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 LFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller)
6535C2D Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 SFF Control Enclosure
6535EC2 Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 SFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller)
6535C3D Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP LFF Control Enclosure
6535EC3 Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP LFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller)
6535C4D Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP SFF Control Enclosure
6535EC4 Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP SFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller)
6536C12 Lenovo Storage V5030 LFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S
6536C32 Lenovo Storage V5030 LFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S
6536C22 Lenovo Storage V5030 SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S
6536C42 Lenovo Storage V5030 SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S
6536B1F Lenovo Storage V5030F SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S
6536B2F Lenovo Storage V5030F SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S
IBM Storwize for Lenovo (iSCSI, FC, or FCoE host connectivity)
6096CU2^ IBM Storwize V3500 3.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit
6096CU3^ IBM Storwize V3500 2.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit
6099L2C IBM Storwize V3700 3.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6099S2C IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6195SC5† IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit, w/3 Yr S&S (Model 524)
6195SCL‡ IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit, w/3 Yr S&S (LA) (Model 524)
61951F1† IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit, w/5 Yr S&S (Model 524)
61951FL‡ IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit, w/5 Yr S&S (LA) (Model 524)
6195C32† IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 3YR SWMA (Model HC1 [Gen2+])
6195C3L‡ IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 3YR SWMA, LA (Model HC1 [Gen2+])
6195C52† IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 5YR SWMA (Model HC1 [Gen2+])
6195C5L‡ IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 5YR SWMA, LA (Model HC1 [Gen2+])
Lenovo Storage DX8200 Series (S3 cloud storage)
5120C1x Lenovo Storage DX8200C with 14x 4TB 3.5" HDDs and 2x 240GB SSDs
5120C3x Lenovo Storage DX8200C with 14x 6TB 3.5" HDDs and 2x 480GB SSDs
5120C2x Lenovo Storage DX8200C with 14x 8TB 3.5" HDDs and 2x 480GB SSDs
Lenovo Storage DX8200 Series (NAS, iSCSI connectivity; optional FC connectivity)
5135A2x Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Entry, 4TB, 3yr SW S&S
5135J2x Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Entry, 4TB, 4yr SW S&S
51351Vx Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Entry, 4TB, 5yr SW S&S
5135B2x Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Mid, 16TB, 3yr SW S&S
5135L2x Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Mid, 16TB, 4yr SW S&S
51352Vx Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Mid, 16TB, 5yr SW S&S
5135C2x Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization High, 64TB, 3yr SW S&S
5135M2x Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization High, 64TB, 4yr SW S&S
51353Vx Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization High, 64TB, 5yr SW S&S
5135D2x Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 3yr SW S&S
5135N2x Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 4yr SW S&S
51354Vx Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 5yr SW S&S
5135F2x Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Mid, 16TB, 3yr SW S&S
5135P2x Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Mid, 16TB, 4yr SW S&S
51355Vx Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Mid, 16TB, 5yr SW S&S
5135G2x Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN High, 32TB, 3yr SW S&S
5135Q2x Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN High, 32TB, 4yr SW S&S
51356Vx Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN High, 32TB, 5yr SW S&S
5128C1x Lenovo Storage DX8200N with 1x N2226 HBA
5128C2x Lenovo Storage DX8200N with 2x N2226 HBAs

* Available worldwide (except China and Japan).
^ Available only in China.
** Available only in Japan.
† Available worldwide except Latin America.
‡ Available only in Latin America.

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

External backup units

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

Table 39. External backup options
Part number Description
External RDX USB drives
362532Y RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge
362550Y RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge
36251TY RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge
External RDX USB drives (ThinkServer)
4XF0G88929 Lenovo ThinkServer External RDX Tape Drive
External SAS tape backup drives
6160S5E IBM TS2250 Tape Drive Model H5S
6160S6E IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S
6160S7E IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S
External SAS tape backup autoloaders
6171S5R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO5 HH SAS
6171S6R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO6 HH SAS
6171S7R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO7 HH SAS
External tape backup libraries
61732UL IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U
61734UL IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U
Fibre Channel backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
00NA107 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive
00NA113 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
00NA115 6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel Drive
00NA119 6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
00WF765 6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Fibre Channel Drive
00WF769 6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
SAS backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
00NA109 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled
00NA111 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High SAS Drive Sled
00NA117 6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High SAS Drive Sled
00WF767 6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Half High SAS Drive Sled

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

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

Fibre Channel SAN switches

The following table lists the Fibre Channel SAN switches that are offered by Lenovo and can be used with this system.

Table 41. Fibre Channel SAN switches
Part number Description
8 Gb FC
3873AR3 Lenovo B300, 8 ports activated, 8x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit
3873AR4 Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated, 12x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit
3873BR2 Lenovo B6510, 24 ports activated, 24x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit
16 Gb FC
6559D2Y Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports activated, 8x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit
6559D1Y Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 24 ports activated, 24x 16Gb SWL SFP, Enterprise SW, 1 PS, Rail Kit
3873AR5 Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit
3873BR3 Lenovo B6510, 24 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit
32 Gb FC
6559D3Y Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports activated, 1 PS, Rail Kit
6415G11 Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 24 Ports Activated, 24x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit
6415G2A Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 48 Ports Activated, 48x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit
6684B2A Lenovo ThinkSystem DB400D 32Gb FC Director, up to 192 ports, 8U, Enterprise SW
6682B1A Lenovo ThinkSystem DB800D 32Gb FC Director, up to 384 ports, 14U, Enterprise SW

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

Uninterruptible power supply units

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

Table 42. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number Description
55941AX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55941KX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55942AX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55942KX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55943AX RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55943KX RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55945KX RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55946KX RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948KX RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55949KX RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948PX RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
55949PX RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the 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 43. 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 44. 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 category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/racks

KVM console options

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

Table 45. 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 - Portugese 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

Lenovo Financial Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.lenovofs.com

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