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System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)

Product Guide

The System x3550 M4 server provides outstanding performance for your business-critical applications. Its
energy-efficient design supports more cores, memory, and data capacity in a compact 1U package that is
easy to service and manage. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors, you
can reduce costs while maintaining speed and availability.
Suggested use: database, virtualization, enterprise applications, collaboration/email, streaming media, web,
HPC, and cloud applications.
Figure 1 shows the System x3550 M4.
Figure 1. System x3550 M4
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The x3550 M4 offers a flexible, scalable design and a simple upgrade path to eight HDDs plus an optical drive
at the same time, and up to 768 GB of memory. The flexible onboard Ethernet solution provides four standard
integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports and two optional embedded 10 Gb Ethernet ports without occupying PCIe
slots. Comprehensive systems management tools with the next-generation Integrated Management Module II
(IMM2) make it easy to deploy, integrate, service, and manage.
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  • Page 1: Product Guide

    System x3550 M4 (E5-2600) Product Guide The System x3550 M4 server provides outstanding performance for your business-critical applications. Its energy-efficient design supports more cores, memory, and data capacity in a compact 1U package that is easy to service and manage. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors, you can reduce costs while maintaining speed and availability.
  • Page 2: Key Features

    The server offers memory mirroring and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non- correctable memory failure. Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as CPU, memory, and adapter cards. System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 3 The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product familiy offers significantly better performance over the previous generation, while fitting into the same TDP limits. Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, to reduce power draw. System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 4 Components and connectors Figure 2 shows the front of the server. Figure 2. Front view of the System x3550 M4 Figure 3 shows the rear of the server. Figure 3. Rear view of the System x3550 M4...
  • Page 5 Figure 4 shows the locations of key components inside the server. Figure 4. Inside view of the System x3550 M4 System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 6 Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ with up to six N+1 redundant hot-swap fans (four standard, additional two with second processor or with the x3550 M4 Thermal Solution Kit); two fan zones with N+1 fan design; each fan has two motors. System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 7 Limited warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5/NBD. Service and Optional service upgrades are available through Lenovo Services: 4-hour or 2-hour response support time, 8 hours fix time, one-year or two-year warranty extension, remote technical support for System x hardware and selected third-party (Microsoft, Linux, VMware) software.
  • Page 8: Standard Models

    Model 7914DDx is a model optimized as a management node and is preloaded with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and IBM Systems Director. The model also includes these components as standard: Intel Ethernet Dual Port Server Adapter I340-T2 (49Y4230) Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade (90Y3901) Two PCIe x16 slots Express models System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 9: Processor Options

    2x 8 GB M5110 8x 2.5" HS / 8 Optional Multi- 15MB 1333MHz 95W 512MB Flash burner 550W † Processor detail: Processor quantity and model, core speed, number of cores, L3 cache, memory speed. Processor options System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 10: Memory Options

    Lenovo provides service and support worldwide. The System x3550 M4 supports DDR3 memory. The server supports up to 12 DIMMs when one processor is installed, and up to 24 DIMMs when two processors are installed. Each processor has four memory channels, and there are three DIMMs per channel.
  • Page 11 1066 MHz NS** 1066 1066 MHz NS** NS** * Maximum quantity supported is shown for two processors installed. When one processor installed the maximum quantity supported is a half of shown. ** NS = Not Supported System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 12 DIMMs must be installed per populated channel (the DIMMs do not need being identical). In rank sparing mode, one rank of a DIMM in each populated channel is reserved as spare memory. The size of a rank varies depending on the DIMMs installed. System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 13: Internal Storage

    16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-12800 CL11 ECC 24 (12 per CPU) DDR3 1600MHz LP RDIMM LRDIMMs 90Y3105 A291 32 GB (1x 32 GB, 4Rx4, 1.35 V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC 24 (12 per CPU) DDR3 1333 MHz LP LRDIMM Internal storage System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 14 Internal storage The System x3550 M4 server supports the following internal storage configurations: Eight 2.5" Slim-SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap hard drive bays Four 2.5" Slim-SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap hard drive bays Three 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA hard drive bays Three 3.5" Simple Swap SATA hard drive bays (only available in CTO) Figure 5 shows the first three of these configurations.
  • Page 15: Controllers For Internal Storage

    81Y4508 A22E ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit * The ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit (81Y4508) is only supported with ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade (81Y4484). † This FoD upgrade requires a cache memory upgrade. System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 16 Supports 512 MB battery-backed cache or 512 MB, 1 GB, or 2 GB flash-backed cache Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port PCIe x8 Gen 3 host interface Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps ROC controller System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 17 Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface Based on the LSI SAS3008 12 Gbps controller For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the RAID adapters category: https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/raid?rt=product-guide System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 18 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 00FN298 AS0D 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Entry SSD 00YC375 AT8P 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 2.5" SSD 00AJ365 A571 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 19: Optical Drives

    Internal backup units The server does not support internal tape drive options or other internal backup units. However, it can be attached to the external tape drives using SAS or Fibre Channel connectivity (see Table 26). Optical drives System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 20 Riser 1 supplies slot 1, and riser 2 supplies slot 2. All standard models except for model DDx have two riser cards installed that provide one PCIe x16 Gen 3 slot and one PCIe x8 Gen 3 slot (features A1HJ and A1HK). Model DDx has two PCIe x16 slots (A1HJ and A1HL). System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 21: Network Adapters

    Optionally, two 10 Gb Ethernet ports can be added by installing the a dual-port 10 Gb Ethernet mezzanine card as listed in the following table. Mezzanine cards use a dedicated connector on the system board and do not consume a PCI expansion slot. System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 22 † The QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA and QLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA both require the x3550 M4 Thermal Solution Kit, 00Y7117 or the second processor (with additional system fans). ** CTO only. System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 23: Storage Host Bus Adapters

    46M0907 5982 6Gb SAS HBA 46C9010 A3MV N2125 SAS/SATA HBA 00AE912 A5M0 N2225 SAS/SATA HBA For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Host bus adapters category: https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/hba?rt=product-guide PCIe SSD adapters System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 24 * The 5200GB and 6400GB io3 Flash Adapters cannot be factory installed; they are supported as field-installable options only. The server cannot be shipped with these adapters installed. For details about these adapters, see the Lenovo Press Product Guides in the PCIe SSD Adapters category, found at the following address: https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ssdadapter?rt=product-guide...
  • Page 25: Power Supplies

    The following table lists the virtualization options. Table 18. Virtualization options Part number Feature Description Maximum code supported 41Y8298 A2G0 Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads 41Y8382 A4WZ USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 Systems management System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 26: Operating Systems

    Table 20. Light path diagnostics options Part number Feature code Description Maximum Models supported where used None* A1LF System x Lightpath Kit 00Y7676 A2U6 System x Advanced Lightpath Kit All models * CTO only Operating systems System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 27 Server off: 5 °C to 45 °C (41 °F to 113 °F) Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft), 5 °C to 28 °C (41 °F to 82 °F) Shipment: -40 °C to +60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F) System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 28 6.3 bels (idle) Warranty options The System x3550 M4 has a three-year warranty with 24x7 standard call center support and 9x5 Next Business Day onsite coverage. Also available are Lenovo Services warranty maintenance upgrades and post- warranty maintenance agreements, with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.
  • Page 29 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.
  • Page 30: Regulatory Compliance

    Offerings are available for Windows, Linux, IBM Systems Director, VMware, Microsoft business applications, and Lenovo System x storage devices, and IBM OEM storage devices. Regulatory compliance The server conforms to the following standards: Energy Star 2.0...
  • Page 31: External Disk Storage Expansion

    PCIe x8 Gen 3 host interface Based on the LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps ROC controller Supports connectivity to the EXP2512 and EXP2524 storage expansion enclosures For more information, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller: http://lenovopress.com/tips0858 he controllers support connectivity to the external expansion enclosures listed in the following table. Up to nine expansion enclosures can be daisy-chained per one external controller port.
  • Page 32 00NC567 900GB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD 00NC569 1.2TB 10,000 rpm 6Gb SAS 2.5" HDD 2.5" SAS HS SSDs 00NC573 200GB 6Gb SAS 2.5" SSD 00NC575 400GB 6Gb SAS 2.5" SSD External disk storage systems System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 33 External disk storage systems The following table lists the external storage systems that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in x3550 M4 solutions. Table 27. External disk storage systems Part number Description Lenovo Storage S2200 64112B1 Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD...
  • Page 34 External backup units The following table lists the external backup options that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in x3550 M4 solutions. Table 28. External backup options Part number Description External tape enclosures 61901UX IBM Multimedia Backup Enclosure...
  • Page 35 Top-of-rack Ethernet switches The following table lists the top-of-rack Ethernet switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in x3550 M4 solutions. Table 29. Top-of-rack switches Part number Description 1 Gb Ethernet top-of-rack switches 7159BAX Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front)
  • Page 36 Power distribution units The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in x3550 M4 solutions. Table 31. Power distribution units Part number Description 0U Basic PDUs 46M4122 0U 24 C13 16A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 P+N+Gnd line cord...
  • Page 37: Rack Options

    For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power infrastructure category: http://lenovopress.com/systemx/power Rack cabinets The following table lists the rack cabinets that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in x3550 M4 solutions. Table 32. Rack cabinets Part number...
  • Page 38 Long KVM Conversion Option (4 Pack Long KCO) 46M5383 5341 Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2) 46M5382 5340 Serial Conversion Option (SCO) For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack cabinets and options category: http://lenovopress.com/systemx/rack Lenovo Financial Services System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 39 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...
  • Page 40 Related product families Product families related to this document are the following: 2-Socket Rack Servers System x3550 M4 (E5-2600)
  • Page 41 The result obtained in other operating environments may vary. Lenovo may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
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