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IBM 7947E5U Product Manual

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Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and
expandable, rack-dense, 2U dual-socket server

Product Guide

December 2009
Product Overview
CONTENTS
1
Product Overview
Selling Features
2
Key Features
4
Key Options
12
x3650 M2 Images
14
x3650 M2 Specifications 15
The Bottom Line
18
Server Comparison
19
For More Information
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Legal Information
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Flagship 2U server packed with innovation
Suggested Uses: All sectors requiring highly available, energy-efficient, rack-optimized solution
for physical and virtual intensive commercial environments like eBusiness/eCommerce,
collaboration, virtualization, database, and enterprise resource planning applications.
Your challenge is to do more with less—serve more Web pages, handle more secure
connections, support more e-mail users. You need to reduce the costs of doing business and
improve the service you deliver to your customers while lowering your overall risk. The dual-
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System x3650 M2 can reduce your costs with its new energy smart design. It can
socket IBM
improve service with reduced operational complexity and increased management functionality. It
will lower your IT risk with the resiliency that comes from no single point of failure. And like all
IBM servers, the x3650 M2 offers you the trust that comes from the IBM global reach, service and
support.
The x3650 M2 is not simply an upgrade to a previous server. It is one of our new generation of X-
Architecture servers. It is a game-changing, completely redesigned rack server using significantly
less power with unified systems management tools, leadership reliability, availability,
serviceability features and broad system flexibility, housed in a compact 2U mechanical package.
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The x3650 M2 features Intel
Xeon
or 4MB of shared cache, to help provide you with the computing power you need to match your
business needs and growth. This new line of Intel processors delivers unprecedented intelligent
performance with features like adaptive performance for applications and environments, turbo
boost and hyper-threading technology, and integrated power gates and automated power
management.
The x3650M2 uses up to 16 DIMMs with 128GB of registered 1333MHz DDR3 memory with
ECC (Error Checking and Correcting) protection—for high performance and reliability.
Chipkill
For even higher levels of availability, the x3650M2 also offers online memory mirroring. Up to 4
integrated high-speed Gigabit Ethernet controllers with TOE (TCP Offload Engine) and Jumbo
Frame support are available, as are four high-performance adapter slots (PCIe x8). The
x3650M2 offers an optional embedded hypervisor to manage your virtual workloads.
The System x3650 M2 offers a choice of up to twelve high-performance hot-swap hard disk
drives with an internal storage capacity of 6.0TB (twelve 2.5-inch hot-swap Serial-Attached
SCSI (SAS) or Serial-Attached ATA (SATA) HDDs). Twelve optional solid-state drives (SSDs)
are also available to keep power low, improve resiliency, and offer up to 600GB of storage.
Alternatively, up to eight HDDs or SSDs and one internal tape drive can be used. The server
supports a choice of four IBM ServeRAID
hardware-based RAID solutions. The ultra-dense 2U form factor allows businesses to increase
their computing power and spread their workload without outgrowing their current data center. Up
to 21 of these 2U servers can be installed in a single 42U rack, for a total of up to 42 processors
and 168 processor cores, offering tremendous deployment flexibility. Optional Advanced
Connectivity Technology (ACT) interconnect cabling reduces cable clutter and cost and
minimizes installation time when interconnecting many rack-mounted servers.
Standard in the x3650 M2 is the Integrated Management Module (IMM) that enables the user to
manage and control the server easily—both locally and remotely. In conjunction with the IMM, the
x3650 M2 comes with a Bosch BMP085 altitude sensor (altimeter) that governs fan rotation
based on altitude, to help lower your energy consumption. The IMM offers a high level of
manageability that is designed to keep costs down and the system up—even when network
usage increases. IBM's innovative pop-out/drop-down light path diagnostics panel enables
quick servicing of the system if a problem develops. These advanced features help maximize
network availability by increasing uptime, as do hot-swap solid-state drives; hot-
swap/redundant SAS or SATA HDDs, redundant ultra-efficient power supplies and fan
modules; Active Memory
; integrated RAID; temperature-controlled fans with Calibrated
IBM System x3650 M2
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5500 Series 4-core and 2-core processors, and either 8MB
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storage controllers which provide broad levels of
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  • Page 1: Product Guide

    Key Features will lower your IT risk with the resiliency that comes from no single point of failure. And like all IBM servers, the x3650 M2 offers you the trust that comes from the IBM global reach, service and Key Options support.
  • Page 2: Selling Features

    United Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). UEFI provides a more intuitive user interface and understandable event logs and better management. With the inclusion of unique IBM service and support features such as the IMM, light path ™...
  • Page 3 USB devices. Two ports are on the front of the unit and two are on the back. The internal port supports a flash drive with embedded hypervisor or an internal tape or IBM RDX removable disk storage drive.
  • Page 4: Key Features

    (one per pair of cores). The shared For terms and conditions or copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, call 800-772-2227 in the U.S. In Canada call 800- 426-2255. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges. For warranties including onsite labor, a technician is sent after IBM attempts to resolve the problem remotely.
  • Page 5 Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and expandable, rack-dense, 2U dual-socket server cache is dynamically allocated between the cores as needed. The multiple cores appear to software as multiple physical processors. The two-core processors offer considerably higher performance than a same-speed Xeon processor with a single core.
  • Page 6: Drive Bays

    So, as the channels are decreased, the burden to support the requisite bandwidth is increased on the remaining channels, causing them to become a bottleneck. For increased availability, the x3650 M2 offers an additional (but mutually exclusive) level of IBM Active Memory protection: online memory mirroring..
  • Page 7: Disk Controllers

    2-5-inch HDDs not only require less space than 3.5-inch drives, they weigh less, consume half the power, produce less noise, seek faster, and offer increased reliability. The hot-swap SAS drives use the Converged Tray for interchangeability with other IBM System ®...
  • Page 8 Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and expandable, rack-dense, 2U dual-socket server High-Performance Adapter Slots The x3650 M2 provides four x8 (“by 8”) 8GBps PCIe (PCI Express) Gen 2 high performance I/O slots that the double performance vs. the x3650 for added long-term investment protection (2 PCI x16 Gen 2 slots optional via riser cards).
  • Page 9: Light Path Diagnostics

    In most servers, the fans run fast all the time to allow for use at high elevations, wasting power. The altimeter allows the IBM fans to run at lower speeds at lower altitudes.
  • Page 10 The x3650 M2 server offers a number of tools and services designed to make ownership a positive experience. From the start, IBM programs make it easier for you to plan for, configure and purchase System x or xSeries servers, get them running and keep them ®...
  • Page 11 IBM. It monitors networked servers for hardware errors and it can perform hardware and software inventories and report inventory changes to IBM. All information sent to IBM is stored in a highly secure database and used for improved problem determination.
  • Page 12: Key Options

    Preboot Execution Environment (PXE). Like Wake on LAN, PXE is system firmware. It enables software such as the optional IBM Remote Deployment Manager to take control of a system before the BIOS, operating system or applications are loaded (using Wake on LAN/PXE) and lets an administrator perform many low- level tasks remotely that would otherwise require a visit to each system.
  • Page 13 Solid State Drives — IBM solid-state drives offer high performance and the ultimate in reliability, with 3X the MTBF (mean time between failure) rate of enterprise HDDs. IBM SSDs. are available in 50GB capacities. They can be used as a highly available boot drive, for storing disk images, or for other uses that stress read performance.
  • Page 14: Front View

    Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and expandable, rack-dense, 2U dual-socket server IBM System x3650 M2 Images Front View Video Port Hexagonal Power Ventilation Button USB 2.0 Holes Ports Status Lights Empty Hot-Swap 2.5” Bays Hot-Swap 2.5”...
  • Page 15: Rear View

    Video Serial Ethernet Port for IMM Port Port Ports Ports IBM System x3650 M2 Specifications Machine type 7947-1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX, 5XX, 6XX, 7XX, 8XX, 9XX Form factor 4-Core Xeon (E55xx/L55xx/X55xx) 2.0GHz E5504 (24x), 2.13GHz E5506 (34x,3Ax), 2-Core Xeon 2.26GHz E5520 (32x, 44x), 2.26GHz L5520 (4Lx),...
  • Page 16 Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and expandable, rack-dense, 2U dual-socket server 12 / 12 (2.5-inch) # of HDD drive bays total / available (Requires a Hot Swap SAS-SATA 4 Pac kit) 1 / 1 (24x, 44x, 4Lx, 56x, 64x/66x, 74x, # of 5.25"...
  • Page 17: The Bottom Line

    None (USB-attached) # of keyboard ports None (USB-attached) 5 (2 front, 2 rear, 1 internal for an optional tape drive, IBM RDX disk storage # of USB 2.0 ports device, or USB flash memory key containing an embedded hypervisor) ports...
  • Page 18 PCI slot • Hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs, or simple-swap SSDs—no fixed drives • Optional IBM 50.0GB Solid State Drive as a high-reliability alternative to internal storage (with up to three times the MTBF of spinning disk drives) •...
  • Page 19: Server Comparison Chart

    Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and expandable, rack-dense, 2U dual-socket server Server Comparison Chart Important Nice to Have Can do without Best Better Good Requirements Rack-Optimized Servers Theme Key Workloads Cluster / HPC Modeling &...
  • Page 20: Legal Information

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