IBM S2 25U Standard Rack supports IBM System x and BladeCenter servers

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement ZG10-0086
March 2, 2010

 ENUSZG10-0086.PDF (90KB)

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The IBM® S2 25U Standard Rack is a 25U industry-standard 19-inch rack that supports IBM BladeCenter® and rack-mountable IBM System x® servers and options. It enables you to set up a high-powered IT solution with the minimum amount of floor space.

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The IBM S2 25U Standard rack is a 25U, industry-standard 19-inch rack that supports BladeCenter and rack-mountable System x servers and options.

This IBM rack cabinet is part of the family of rugged, attractively priced, IBM rack solutions tailored to meet your requirements from entry to advanced enterprise environments.

Heavy-duty casters allow movement of large loads.

For information on IBM's Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your local IBM representative. Copies are available upon request.

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Key prerequisites
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Planned availability date
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March 18, 2010

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IBM S2 25U Standard Rack

This rack includes everything needed to set up a high-powered IT solution with the minimum amount of floor space. It enables comprehensive rack solutions that are ready to deploy.

The Standard Rack features:

  • Lockable doors and side panels that all use the same key
  • Thermal optimization for sustained performance
  • Solid top with cable passthru access holes
  • Heavy-duty casters help to safely move large loads rack
  • A split rear door

Maximum scalability: The S2 rack platform is designed for complex applications needed for your business today.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the product's accessibility compliance can be requested at

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Product positioning
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The IBM S2 25U Standard Rack is positioned as a high-end rack cabinet offering. This rack solution delivers a higher level of structure ruggedness to support relocating full rack configurations within the enterprise location.

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Description                        Machine    Model  number
IBM S2 25U Standard Rack            9307       2PX   93072PX 
Note: The following information does not pertain to the other product
in this announcement.  This announcement is being used to release the 
needed feature.
The following is a Pseudo Option.
Quad Core Intel® Processor L5430
(2.66GHz 12MB 1333MHz 50 w)                          59Y2149 

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An installation and user's guide, and safety and warranty publications are shipped with each rack. The following publications are available immediately:

Title                              number 
Unpack instructions                68Y9539
User guide on CD                   68Y9540
Important Notices Manual           68Y9541 

The IBM Standard Rack Installation and User's Guide and Hardware Maintenance Manual, in U.S. English versions, are available from

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Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
External dimensions

IBM S2 25U Standard Rack - 9307-2PX

  • Height: 1244 mm (49.0 in)
  • Width: 600 mm (23.6 in)
  • Depth: 1000 mm (39.4 in)
  • Weight: 100 kg (220 lb)
Agency approvals

The IBM S2 25U Standard Rack adheres to the following safety and agency approval requirements:

  • UL 1950 3rd Edition
  • CSA C22.2 No. 950 3rd Edition
  • IEC 950/EN60 950 2nd Edition

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

This product is designated as customer setup. Customer setup instructions are shipped with the product.

Cable orders

No cables are required.


Each rack requires approximately 20 minutes for installation.


IBM S2 25U Standard Rack

Product                 Package description              Boxes
IBM Standard Rack      IBM 25U Standard Rack Carton       1

IBM S2 25U Standard Rack box contains:

  • 25U rack cabinet and keys
  • Front stabilizer plate
  • Miscellaneous mounting hardware
  • Installation and safety publications with warranty

The rack is shipped in a single package.

Approximate shipping dimensions and weights:

25U Standard Rack model

  • Height: 1244 mm (49.0 in)
  • Width: 600 mm (23.6 in)
  • Depth: 1000 mm (39.4 in)
  • Weight: 1000 kg (220 lb) (empty)

For end users

IBM S2 25U Standard Racks can be purchased from dealers around the world.

For information about Priority Fulfillment Services Europe distribution channels, call +31-433-502-756

Other country-specific numbers can be found at

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, and/or integration of this product.

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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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Terms and conditions
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Field installable feature


Warranty period

Three years

Customer setup


Machine code

No license terms apply

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM.

Warranty period

  • 9307-2PX - Three years
  • 59Y2149 - One year

Optional IBM features initially installed in an IBM machine carry the same warranty period as the machine. If installed after the initial machine installation, they carry the balance of the machine warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

The following have been designated as consumables or supply items and are, therefore, not covered by this warranty:

  • Battery

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service, depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines On-site Service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

The type of service is Customer Replaceable Unit (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive) Service and On-site Service.

Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

IBM provides a replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request. A CRU is designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU. Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service specified below, On-site Service.

Based upon availability, a CRU will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts are designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

  • 25U rear door (right)
  • 25U rear door (left)
  • 25U front door
  • Door latch
  • Keys
  • Cable management bracket
  • 25U side panel
  • Hardware kit
  • Lower side panel
  • Tailbar kit
  • Front anti-tip plate
On-site Service

This provides On-site Repair, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response. IBM or your reseller will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. On-site Service is not available in all countries, and some countries have kilometer or mileage limitations from an IBM service center. In those locations where On-site Service is not available, the normal in-country service delivery is used.

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service (IWS) is available in selected countries or regions.

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased.

Under IWS, warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the IWS-eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

To determine the eligibility of your machine and to view a list of countries where service is available, visit warrantyform?brandind=5000008

For more information on IWS, refer to Services Announcement ZS01-0168, dated September 25, 2001.


Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the system.

IBM hourly service rate classification


Field-installable features


Model conversions


Machine installation

Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Licensed internal code and licensed machine code

This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.

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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice. Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle.

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Announcement countries
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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.


Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, BladeCenter and System x are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Reference to other products in this announcement does not necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your country. Additional terms of use are located at

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