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Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and expandable, rack-dense, 1u dual-socket server
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Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and
expandable, rack-dense, 1U dual-socket server
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• Redundant memory protection (with Chipkill protection, and memory mirroring enabled)
• Hot-swap, redundant hard disk drives and solid-state drives (with RAID protection)
• Hot-swap, redundant power supplies
• Hot-swap, redundant cooling fan modules

Other Features

• Five USB 2.0 ports — Provides flexibility to add high-speed external devices. The USB 2.0
specification supports up to 480Mbps transfer rates. (Note: Not all USB 2.0 devices are
capable of achieving this rate.) Two ports are provided on the front of the server, two on the
back, plus one USB connector reserved for a USB flash memory key containing an embedded
hypervisor. For pre-boot and normal drive use, use the external ports.
• Dual video ports — To simplify local systems management, one video port is provided on the
front of the unit and one on the back.
• Toolless slides — Allows quick rack installation and quicker upgrade and servicing of the
• Toolless chassis — The cover can be opened without tools, and many components can be
removed and replaced without tools, including the optical drive, hot-swap HDDs, plus PCI,
PCI-X and PCIe adapters, as well as the integrated ServeRAID card, embedded hypervisor
key, and Virtual Media Key. This can save a servicer significant time.
Advanced Systems Management Capabilities
The x3550 M3 has a high level of systems management capabilities that are well-suited to
remote locations as well as to stand-alone environments. Features include UEFI, IMM
ToolsCenter, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager for x86, Automatic Server Restart,
Wake on LAN
support, PXE support, text console redirect, Predictive Failure Analysis, and IBM
Systems Director.
The IMM provides industry-standard Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0-
compliant systems management. It provides a number of important system functions, including:
• Monitoring of system and battery voltage, system temperature, fans, power supplies,
processor and DIMM status
• Fan speed control
• Product ID and Family ID detection
• Highly secure remote power on/off
• System reset control
• NMI/SMI detection and generation
• System diagnostic LED control (power, HDD, activity, alerts, heartbeat)
• IPMI over LAN
• Serial Over LAN
• Proxy server support
• LAN messaging and alerting
• Text console redirection over LAN
• Predictive Failure Analysis for system fans
• Web-based out-of-band control
• SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) support
• Enhanced authentication and encryption algorithms (RMCP+ and AES)
• VLAN support
• Local update of IMM firmware
• Firmware firewall
• Support for IPMI v2.0 compliant management software (e.g., xCAT)
• Other mandatory and optional IPMI IMM functions
The IMM alerts IBM Systems Director to anomalous environmental factors, such as voltage and
thermal conditions—even if the server has failed.
The x3550 M3 also supports an optional IBM Virtual Media Key for additional systems
management capabilities, including:
• Latest OS failure screen capture



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