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IBM System x3650 M3 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

March 2010

Product Overview

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192GB of RDIMM or 48GB of UDIMM memory supported when 16GB RDIMMs and 4GB UDIMMs are available in 2Q/2010.
Please see the Legal Information section for important notices and information.
Business-critical 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 M3 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 M3 offers you the trust that comes from the IBM global reach, service and
support.
The x3650 M3 is a game-changing rack server that uses significantly less power than previous
generations, 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 M3 features Intel
Xeon
and 2-core processors, with up to 12MB of shared L3 cache, to provide you with the computing
power you need to match your business needs and growth. The new line of Intel processors
delivers unprecedented intelligent performance with features like adaptive performance for
applications and environments, Turbo Boost Technology and Hyper-Threading Technology, and
integrated power gates and automated power management.
The x3650 M3 supports up to 18 DIMMs / 192GB
12 DIMMs / 48GB of UDIMM memory) and provides Chipkill
Correcting) protection-for high performance and reliability. For even higher levels of availability,
the x3650 M3 also offers memory mirroring. Up to 4 integrated high-speed Gigabit Ethernet
controllers are available (offering TOE (TCP Offload Engine) support on Microsoft
as are four high-performance adapter slots (PCIe x8). The x3650 M3 offers an optional
embedded hypervisor to manage your virtual workloads.
The System x3650 M3 supports up to 16 high-performance hot-swap HDDs with an internal
storage capacity of 8.0TB (2.5-inch hot-swap Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) or Serial-Attached
ATA (SATA) drives). Alternatively, up to 16 solid-state drives (SSDs) are also available to keep
power low, improve resiliency, and offer up to 800GB of storage. To address your backup needs,
up to eight HDDs or SSDs and one internal tape drive or removable disk cartridge drive can be
used. The server includes a choice of several IBM ServeRAID
broad levels of 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 252 processor cores, offering tremendous deployment flexibility.
Standard in the x3650 M3 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 M3 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
Vectored Cooling
; IPMI 2.0 support, including highly secure remote power control and
IBM System x3650 M3
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5600 Series 6-core and 4-core, and 5500 Series 4-core
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    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 M3 offers you the trust that comes from the IBM global reach, service and Key Options support.
  • Page 2 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 diagnostics, IBM Systems Director 6.1, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager ServerGuide x3650 M3 is designed for superior uptime.
  • 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

    4MB of L3 processor cache, and 800MHz memory access 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 DDR3 Memory with Chipkill ECC Protection The x3650 M3 ships with registered double data rate III (DDR3) memory and provides Active Memory features, including advanced Chipkill memory protection (using x4 DIMMs), for up to 16X better error correction than standard ECC memory.
  • Page 6 (192GB in 12 slots, as of 2Q/2010), or up to 24GB of UDIMM (unbuffered DIMM) memory in 12 slots (48GB in 12 slots, as of 2Q/2010). The x3650 M3 also supports either standard 1.5V DIMMs, or 1.35V DIMMs that consume 10% less energy. Redesign in the architecture of the Xeon 5500 and 5600 series processors bring radical changes in the way memory works in these servers.
  • Page 7: Integrated Virtualization

    DIMMs will run at 1.5V. Different brands of DIMMs should not be mixed, due to possible timing issues. In addition to Chipkill error correction, the x3650 M3 offers an additional level of IBM Active Memory protection: memory mirroring.
  • Page 8: Disk Controllers

    0/1/10/5/50 support and 256MB of onboard cache. Drive Bays The x3650 M3 supports up to 17 drive bays in all. Base models include 4 2.5-inch drive bays, expandable to 16, using expansion kits, and one 5.25-inch bay for an optional DVD-RW drive.
  • Page 9 Two x8-full-height, full-length One x8 full height, half-length One x8 low profile There is also a dedicated riser card in the x3650 M3 that provides a x8 PCIe connector wired with x4 lanes for an internal ServeRAID card. Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller...
  • Page 10: 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 11: Other Features

    The IBM services and technical support portfolio provides world-class, consistent, high-quality service and support. The x3650 M3 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 running long-term.
  • Page 12 System x and xSeries hardware and software, as well as onsite custom services to provide the level of expertise you require. IBM Maintenance and Technical Support solutions can help you get the most out of your IT investment by reducing support costs, increasing availability and simplifying management with integrated support for your multiproduct, multivendor hardware and software environment.
  • Page 13: 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 14 I/O throughput of the system. 2.5-inch SAS hard disk drives are available for the x3650 M3 with capacities of 500GB at 7,200 RPMs, up to 300GB at 10K RPMs, and up to 146.8GB at 15,000 RPMs. 2.5-inch SATA HDDs are available in capacities up to 500GB at 7,200 RPMs and 300GB at 10K RPMs.
  • Page 15: X3650 M3 Images

    Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and expandable, rack-dense, 2U dual-socket server IBM System x3650 M3 Images Front View Empty Hot-Swap 2.5” HDD Bays Hot-Swap 2.5” HDDs Inside View ServeRAID Hypervisor Controller Hot-Swap...
  • Page 16: X3650 M3 Specifications

    Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and expandable, rack-dense, 2U dual-socket server IBM System x3650 M3 Specifications Machine type Form factor Processor types (standard) Maximum processor power draw QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) speed (gigatransfers per second)
  • Page 17 Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and expandable, rack-dense, 2U dual-socket server (* When available in 2Q/2010) Supports 1333MHz with 2 DIMMs per channel Online hot-spare memory supported Memory mirroring supported / # of DIMM...
  • Page 18 Support planned for 2Q/2010. 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. IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services including those designated as Please see the Legal Information section for important notices and information.
  • Page 19: The Bottom Line

    ServerProven or ClusterProven. 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. International warranty service is available in any country in which this product is sold.
  • Page 20: Server Comparison

    • Toolless chassis and toolless slide design; integrated Cable Management Arm Server Comparison Chart The following table shows the suggested uses for the respective IBM System x rack-optimized servers, including comparisons of the uses for which each server is best suited:...
  • Page 21: For More Information

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