Chapter 1. Introduction
environments that require high-performance, energy-efficient, cost-effective
hardware. The modular design of the iDataPlex components makes it possible for
you to order customized server solutions that meet the specific needs of your
This IBM iDataPlex dx340 User's Guide contains general information about how to
use, upgrade, and configure the components in your customized server solution.
These components consist of the IBM System x iDataPlex dx340 system-board tray,
an IBM System x iDataPlex 2U Flex Chassis or IBM System x iDataPlex 3U
Chassis, the IBM System x iDataPlex Storage enclosure, and the IBM System x
iDataPlex I/O enclosure.
With the exception of the warranty period, the iDataPlex Types 6385, 6386, 6389,
7831, 7832, and 7834 products are functionally equivalent as follows:
v IBM System x iDataPlex dx340 system-board tray Types 6389 and 7832 are
v IBM System x iDataPlex 2U chassis Types 6385 and 7831 are functionally
v IBM System x iDataPlex 3U chassis Types 6386 and 7834 are functionally
Depending on what you ordered, you received one or more of the following server
v Two dx340 system-board trays installed in a 2U chassis
v One dx340 system-board tray and one storage enclosure installed in a 2U
v One dx340 system-board tray and one I/O enclosure installed in a 2U chassis
v One dx340 system-board tray installed in a 3U chassis
See Chapter 2, "Components, features, and controls," on page 13 for detailed
information about the components used in the customized server solutions.
The iDataPlex products come with a limited warranty. For information about the
terms of the warranty and getting service and assistance, see the Warranty and
Support Information document.
You can obtain up-to-date information about the IBM iDataPlex products and other
IBM server products at http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/.
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products are ideally suited for data-center