Chapter 1. The System x3650 M3 server
This Installation and User's Guide contains instructions for setting up your IBM
System x3650 M3 Types 4255, 7945, or 7949 server, instructions for installing
optional devices, and instructions for starting and configuring the server. For
diagnostic and troubleshooting information, see the Problem Determination and
Service Guide that is on the IBM Documentation CD.
The IBM System x3650 M3 Types 4255, 7945, or 7949 server is a 2-U
that is ideally suited for networking environments that require superior
microprocessor performance, efficient memory management, and flexibility.
Performance, ease of use, reliability, and expansion capabilities were key
considerations in the design of the server. These design features make it possible
for you to customize the system hardware to meet your needs today and provide
flexible expansion capabilities for the future.
The server comes with a limited warranty. For information about the terms of the
warranty and getting service and assistance, see the Warranty Information
document on the IBM Documentation CD.
The server contains IBM Enterprise X-Architecture
increase performance and reliability. For more information, see "What your server
offers" on page 8 and "Reliability, availability, and serviceability features" on page
You can obtain up-to-date information about the server and other IBM server
products at http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/. At http://www.ibm.com/support/
mysupport/, you can create a personalized support page by identifying IBM
products that are of interest to you. From this personalized page, you can subscribe
to weekly e-mail notifications about new technical documents, search for information
and downloads, and access various administrative services.
If you participate in the IBM client reference program, you can share information
about your use of technology, best practices, and innovative solutions; build a
professional network; and gain visibility for your business. For more information
about the IBM client reference program, see http://www.ibm.com/ibm/
The server comes with eight 2.5-inch SAS hot-swap hard disk drive bays. Most
models contain a ServeRAID SAS controller and are capable of expansion to
sixteen 2.5-inch SAS hot-swap hard disk drive bays.
1. Racks are measured in vertical increments of 1.75 inches each. Each increment is called a "U". A 1-U-high device is 1.75 inches
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