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IBM System x3250 server — Affordable, easy-to-use server for Web and network infrastructure

Asia Pacific Hardware Announcement AG06-0745
October 17, 2006

 

 ENUSAG06-0745.PDF (85KB)

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Product number
TOC link Overview TOC link Reference information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Publications
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Services
TOC link AP distribution TOC link Technical information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
 
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At a glance

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The System x3250 server delivers the performance, scalability, control, and serviceability you need to manage Web applications:

  • Ultrathin, rack-optimized, 1U high with 351-watt power supply
  • Choice of Intel processors
    • Xeon processors with 1066 MHz front-side bus (FSB) and 2 and 4 MB L2 cache
    • Pentium D 3.4 GHz1 dual-core processor with 800 MHz FSB and Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T) with 2 x 2 MB L2 cache
    • Celeron D 2.93 GHz processor with 533 MHz and 256 KB L2 cache
  • Standard 512 MB or 1 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 SDRAM DIMM system memory; 8 GB2 maximum
  • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) that supports high-speed, internal disk storage solutions; or Serial-ATA (SATA) controllers
  • Two PCI-Express x8 slots
  • Three or five drive bays: One 24x-10x3 slim CD-ROM, two 3.5-inch HDDs or four 2.5-inch (model dependent)
  • 351-watt, voltage-sensing power supply
  • Integrated, dual Gigabit Ethernet controllers; dual-channel SATA
  • Four USB, two Ethernet, one serial, mouse, keyboard, and video ports

 
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Overview

Perfect for space-constrained environments, the System x3250 server combines resilience and performance in a package that is easy to deploy, manage, and service.

Value and performance

  • Choice of Intel® Celeron®, Pentium®, and Xeon processors
    • Celeron 341
    • Pentium D 945
    • Xeon 3040, 3050, and 3060 processors
  • Standard 512 MB or 1 GB of PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 SDRAM DIMM memory (8 GB maximum)
  • Two PCI-Express x8 slots:
    • Full-height, three-quarter-length adapter
    • Low-profile, half-length adapter
  • Integrated, dual Gigabit Ethernet controller
  • Hardware RAID 0, 1 support on 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS and SATA models, RAID 1E support on 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS models
  • Integrated SATA and SAS controllers
  • Two 3.5-inch or four 2.5-inch slim-high, standard HDD bays that support next-generation, hot-swap internal high-speed disk storage up to 600 GB SAS or 1 TB SATA:
    • Open bay models
    • SAS models supporting high-speed 36, 73, or 146 GB SAS HDDs at 15,000 rpm or 73, 146, or 300 GB SAS HDDs at 10,000 rpm
    • SATA models supporting 80, 160, 250, or 500 GB SATA HDDs at 7200 rpm

Preview

IBM intends to offer an optional RAID 5 solution in fourth quarter 2006.

Previews provide insight into IBM plans and directions, but they are subject to change or withdrawal. General availability, prices, ordering information, and terms and conditions will be provided when the product is announced.

At your control

Manageability and serviceability features can help diagnose problems quickly.

  • Base Systems Management with IPMI 1.5 compliance
  • Text console redirect over LAN for monitoring vital functions
  • Automatic server restart to help get the server back online quickly
  • Alert and monitoring capability for memory, thermal, or voltage faults
  • Preboot eXecution Environment and Wake on LAN® for monitoring key components

At your service

Valuable services, utilities, and systems management tools help improve productivity and get your server up and running quickly.

  • IBM Director to manage System x3250 servers and other LAN assets
  • ServerGuide4 utilities to assist loading of many popular network operating systems
  • Support for optional Remote Supervisor Adapter II card for greater manageability
  • Warranty: One- or three-year parts, customer replaceable unit (CRU) or on-site labor5, limited warranty6; optional warranty service upgrades

 
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Key prerequisites
  • Monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Rack

Product number: For details, refer to the Product number section in this announcement.
 
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Planned availability date

November 20, 2006
 
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AP distribution

To all Asia Pacific countries for release

CTRY/Region          Announced
 
ASEAN *                 Yes
AUSTRALIA               Yes
HONG KONG               Yes
PRC                     Yes
MACAO                   Yes
TAIWAN                  Yes
KOREA                   Yes
JAPAN                   Yes
NEW ZEALAND             Yes
 
* Bangladesh, Brunei, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India,
Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore,
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam

 
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Description

Solid-performing server subsystems

This uniprocessor, entry rack server delivers a solid range of performance by combining Intel, Celeron, Pentium D, and Xeon dual-core processors with high-speed ECC memory and EM64T.

The System x3250 server uses the Intel chipset to optimize throughput from processors to memory and to the PCI-E bus.

Standard System x3250 configurations

Model    Processor     Cache  Memory Interface        HDD
 
4364-12x 2.93 GHz  341 256 KB 512 MB SATA Simple-swap Open bay
4364-22x 3.40 GHz  945  4 MB  512 MB SATA Simple-swap Open bay
4364-42x 1.87 GHz 3040  2 MB 1024 MB SATA Simple-swap Open bay
4364-44x 1.87 GHz 3040  2 MB 1024 MB SATA/SAS HS      Open bay
4364-52x 2.13 GHz 3050  2 MB 1024 MB SATA/SAS HS      Open bay
4364-54x 2.13 GHz 3050  2 MB 1024 MB      SAS HS 2.5" Open bay
4364-62x 2.40 GHz 3060  4 MB 1024 MB SATA/SAS HS      Open bay
4364-64x 2.40 GHz 3060  4 MB 1024 MB      SAS HS 2.5" Open bay
4365-1Bx 2.93 GHz  341 256 KB 512 MB SATA Simple-swap Open bay
4365-2Bx 3.40 GHz  945  4 MB  512 MB SATA Simple-swap Open bay
4365-4Bx 1.87 GHz 3040  2 MB 1024 MB SATA Simple-swap Open bay
4365-4Dx 1.87 GHz 3040  2 MB 1024 MB SATA/SAS HS      Open bay
4365-5Bx 2.13 GHz 3050  2 MB 1024 MB SATA/SAS HS      Open bay
4365-5Dx 2.13 GHz 3050  2 MB 1024 MB      SAS HS 2.5" Open bay
4365-6Bx 2.40 GHz 3060  4 MB 1024 MB SATA/SAS HS      Open bay
4365-6Dx 2.40 GHz 3060  4 MB 1024 MB      SAS HS 2.5" Open bay

Note: All models have 351-watt power supplies; 4364 models include a CD-ROM; and 4365 models include a combination optical drive.

Additional features include:

  • System board that supports 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB 667 MHz PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 SDRAM DIMM memory
  • HDD bays supporting
    • Simple-swap 3.5-inch SATA (with simple-swap tray)
    • Hot-swap 3.5-inch SAS 10,000 or 15,000 rpm or SATA 7,200 rpm
    • Hot-swap 2.5-inch SAS 10,000 rpm
  • Dual full-duplex, Gigabit Ethernet PCI controllers that speed network communications to LAN clients

Function and expansion capacity

The System x3250 server with a 1U, 19-inch rack-optimized package supports installation of adapters, memory, and HDD options. Functions such as SVGA video, SATA controller, and two Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbps) Ethernet controllers are integrated on the system board.

Features include:

  • Rack-optimized design for 19-inch wide, industry-standard rack cabinets
  • Two PCI-E adapter card slots, one full-height, one low-profile
  • 351-watt worldwide, voltage-sensing power supply with auto restart that supports maximum configurations and minimizes operator intervention after a temporary power outage
  • Up to five speed-controlled fans plus another two in the power supply that cool:
    • Power supply
    • Drive bays
    • Microprocessor and memory
    • I/O
  • 1 x 512 or 2 x 512 MB of 677 MHz PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 SDRAM DIMM memory standard (model dependent)
  • Four DIMM sockets that support:
    • Up to 8 GB system memory
    • Mixing memory sizes
  • One accessible 5.25-inch, slim-high bay (Ultrabay™) with 24x-10x CD-ROM drive or combination optical drive
  • Two internal 3.5-inch or four 2.5-inch bays for HDDs
  • SATA model with controller that supports standard or hot-swap 80, 160, or 250 GB simple-swap SATA HDDs
  • SAS model with controller that supports 73, 146, and 300 GB 10,000 rpm hot-swap or 73 and 146 GB 15,000 rpm hot-swap HDDs
  • Integrated ATI RN50b video with 16 MB of video memory
  • Hardware support for IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II Slimline

Systems management and control

System x3250 servers comply with the 2000 ATX Implementation Guidelines for optimal control and manageability of your network.

Supported features include:

  • Base Systems Management with IPMI 1.5
  • Wake on LAN supported on integrated Ethernet controllers
  • Automatic server restart to help reduce downtime by restarting the server in the event of system hang
  • Flash EEPROM write protection
  • SMBus isolation that isolates one bus section and required system components during system power-down from other buses and components to prevent current leakage into devices without power

The System x3250 server also features IBM Director — a powerful, highly integrated systems management software solution built on industry standards and designed for ease of use. Now you can take control of your IT environment and manage physically dispersed IT assets more efficiently. It can potentially reduce costs through:

  • Reduced downtime
  • Increased productivity of IT personnel and end users
  • Potentially reduced service and support costs

IT administrators view the hardware configuration of remote systems in detail and monitor the usage and performance of critical components such as processors, HDDs, and memory.

IBM Director includes a portfolio of server tools that integrates into the IBM Director interface and works with systems management monitoring functions contained in System x™ servers, such as predictive failure analysis enablement for HDDs.

The IT administrator can achieve comprehensive, virtual on-site control of System x servers through the ability to remotely:

  • Inventory and display detailed system and component information
  • Reset or power cycle the server
  • Monitor and set threshold on server health, including:
    • Operating system load
    • Voltage
    • Temperature
  • Set proactive alerts for critical server events, including:
    • Fans
    • Power supplies
  • Define automated actions such as:
    • Send e-mail or page to an administrator
    • Execute a command or program
    • Pop up an error message to the IBM Director console
  • Monitor and graph the usage of server resources such as:
    • Memory
    • Processor
    • HDDs
  • Identify potential performance bottlenecks and react to prevent downtime
  • Monitor, manage, and configure RAID subsystems, often without taking them offline

IBM Director integrates into leading workgroup and enterprise systems management environments through upward integration modules. The advanced management capabilities built into System x servers can be accessed from:

  • Tivoli® Enterprise and Tivoli NetView®
  • Computer Associates Unicenter TNG Framework
  • Microsoft™ SMS
  • Intel LANDesk™ Management Suite

World-class support tools and programs

The System x3250 server comes with a number of tools and programs that make ownership a positive experience. From the start, IBM can help you purchase a server, get it running, and keep it running over the long haul. IBM can help your company maintain ownership of technology leadership servers.

  • One-year (model 4364) or three-year (model 4365) warranty (on parts and labor with limited warranty and next-business day (NBD) service, same-business day service, optionally available, protects your investment if a problem occurs.
  • The ServerProven7 program lets you configure your server confidently with various devices and operating systems. This Web-based program provides compatibility information from actual testing of the System x3250 server with various adapters and devices.
  • The ServerGuide™ CD library includes online publications, utilities, and drivers that assist you in loading of popular network operating systems.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template containing details on the products accessibility compliance can be requested at


 
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Product positioning

System x3250 servers are positioned as the entry 1U servers of the System x rack-optimized product line. It is an ideal server for the following application and environments:

  • Web caching
  • Front-end Web serving
  • Server farms
  • Telecommunications
  • Active Directory services

The System x3250 is a single-socket server that is easy to deploy, manage, and service. It provides outstanding performance and reliability at an entry-level price.

Simplified computing

The x3250 provides remote monitoring and alerting capabilities that provide strong systems management. In addition:

  • Simple-swap and hot-swap HDDs offer easy serviceability without removing the system from the rack
  • Optional upgrade to the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine for remote management even when the server is powered down
  • Integrated hardware RAID 0 or RAID 1 without using a slot
  • Rack-optimized, 1U form factor with the ability to support four 2.5-inch SAS HDDs

Performance, protection at entry-level price

Designed for high-performance, dual-core 64-bit processors, the x3250 can optimize performance of your Web and network infrastructure. For a performance boost, choose models with Intel Xeon or Intel Pentium D processors, while those running less demanding applications may opt for Intel Celeron technology.

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) HDDs and PCI-Express ensure even greater integrated I/O performance and compatibility with next-generation devices for added long-term investment protection.
 
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Product number

                       Machine            Feature
Description            Type       Model   number
 
Note: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, and ANZ are GAV models.
 
System x3250           4364       12A     436412A
                       4364       12M     436412M
                       4364       12B     436412B
                       4364       12V     436412V
                       4364       12K     436412K
                       4364       12R     436412R
                       4364       12Q     42C1333
                       4364       12J     42C1334
                       4364       12E     42C1335
                       4364       12C     42C1336
                       4364       12D     42C1337
                       4364       12N     42C1338
 
System x3250           4364       22A     436422A
                       4364       22M     436422M
                       4364       22B     436422B
                       4364       22V     436422V
                       4364       22K     436422K
                       4364       22R     436422R
                       4364       22Q     42C1339
                       4364       22J     42C1340
                       4364       22E     42C1341
                       4364       22C     42C1342
                       4364       22D     42C1343
                       4364       22N     42C1344
 
System x3250           4364       42A     436442A
                       4364       42M     436442M
                       4364       42B     436442B
                       4364       42V     436442V
                       4364       42K     436442K
                       4364       42R     436442R
                       4364       42Q     42C1345
                       4364       42J     42C1346
                       4364       42E     42C1347
                       4364       42C     42C1348
                       4364       42D     42C1349
                       4364       42N     42C1350
 
System x3250           4364       44A     436444A
                       4364       44M     436444M
                       4364       44B     436444B
                       4364       44V     436444V
                       4364       44K     436444K
                       4364       44R     436444R
                       4364       44Q     42C1351
                       4364       44J     42C1352
                       4364       44E     42C1353
                       4364       44C     42C1354
                       4364       44D     42C1355
                       4364       44N     42C1356
 
System x3250           4364       52A     436452A
                       4364       52M     436452M
                       4364       52B     436452B
                       4364       52V     436452V
                       4364       52K     436452K
                       4364       52R     436452R
                       4364       52Q     42C1357
                       4364       52J     42C1358
                       4364       52E     42C1359
                       4364       52C     42C1360
                       4364       52D     42C1361
                       4364       52N     42C1362
 
System x3250           4364       54A     436454A
                       4364       54M     436454M
                       4364       54B     436454B
                       4364       54V     436454V
                       4364       54K     436454K
                       4364       54R     436454R
                       4364       54Q     42C1363
                       4364       54J     42C1364
                       4364       54E     42C1365
                       4364       54C     42C1366
                       4364       54D     42C1367
                       4364       54N     42C1368
 
System x3250           4364       62A     436462A
                       4364       62M     436462M
                       4364       62B     436462B
                       4364       62V     436462V
                       4364       62K     436462K
                       4364       62R     436462R
                       4364       62Q     42C1369
                       4364       62J     42C1370
                       4364       62E     42C1371
                       4364       62C     42C1372
                       4364       62D     42C1373
                       4364       62N     42C1374
 
System x3250           4364       64A     436464A
                       4364       64M     436464M
                       4364       64B     436464B
                       4364       64V     436464V
                       4364       64K     436464K
                       4364       64R     436464R
                       4364       64Q     42C1375
                       4364       64J     42C1376
                       4364       64E     42C1377
                       4364       64C     42C1378
                       4364       64D     42C1379
                       4364       64N     42C1380
 
System x3250           4365       1BA     43651BA
                       4365       1BM     43651BM
                       4365       1BB     43651BB
                       4365       1BV     43651BV
                       4365       1BK     43651BK
                       4365       1BR     43651BR
                       4365       1BQ     42C1381
                       4365       1BJ     42C1382
                       4365       1BE     42C1383
                       4365       1BC     42C1384
                       4365       1BD     42C1385
                       4365       1BN     42C1386
 
System x3250           4365       2BA     43652BA
                       4365       2BM     43652BM
                       4365       2BB     43652BB
                       4365       2BV     43652BV
                       4365       2BK     43652BK
                       4365       2BR     43652BR
                       4365       2BQ     42C1387
                       4365       2BJ     42C1388
                       4365       2BE     42C1389
                       4365       2BC     42C1390
                       4365       2BD     42C1391
                       4365       2BN     42C1392
 
System x3250           4365       4BA     43654BA
                       4365       4BM     43654BM
                       4365       4BB     43654BB
                       4365       4BV     43654BV
                       4365       4BK     43654BK
                       4365       4BR     43654BR
                       4365       4BQ     42C1393
                       4365       4BJ     42C1394
                       4365       4BE     42C1395
                       4365       4BC     42C1396
                       4365       4BD     42C1397
                       4365       4BN     42C1398
 
System x3250           4365       4DA     43654DA
                       4365       4DM     43654DM
                       4365       4DB     43654DB
                       4365       4DV     43654DV
                       4365       4DK     43654DK
                       4365       4DR     43654DR
                       4365       4DQ     42C1399
                       4365       4DJ     42C1400
                       4365       4DE     42C1401
                       4365       4DC     42C1402
                       4365       4DD     42C1403
                       4365       4DN     42C1404
 
System x3250           4365       5BA     43655BA
                       4365       5BM     43655BM
                       4365       5BB     43655BB
                       4365       5BV     43655BV
                       4365       5BK     43655BK
                       4365       5BR     43655BR
                       4365       5BQ     42C1405
                       4365       5BJ     42C1406
                       4365       5BE     42C1407
                       4365       5BC     42C1408
                       4365       5BD     42C1409
                       4365       5BN     42C1410
 
System x3250           4365       5DA     43655DA
                       4365       5DM     43655DM
                       4365       5DB     43655DB
                       4365       5DV     43655DV
                       4365       5DK     43655DK
                       4365       5DR     43655DR
                       4365       5DQ     42C1411
                       4365       5DJ     42C1412
                       4365       5DE     42C1413
                       4365       5DC     42C1414
                       4365       5DD     42C1415
                       4365       5DN     42C1416
 
System x3250           4365       6BA     43656BA
                       4365       6BM     43656BM
                       4365       6BB     43656BB
                       4365       6BV     43656BV
                       4365       6BK     43656BK
                       4365       6BR     43656BR
                       4365       6BQ     42C1417
                       4365       6BJ     42C1418
                       4365       6BE     42C1419
                       4365       6BC     42C1420
                       4365       6BD     42C1421
                       4365       6BN     42C1422
 
System x3250           4365       6DA     43656DA
                       4365       6DM     43656DM
                       4365       6DB     43656DB
                       4365       6DV     43656DV
                       4365       6DK     43656DK
                       4365       6DR     43656DR
                       4365       6DQ     42C1423
                       4365       6DJ     42C1424
                       4365       6DE     42C1425
                       4365       6DC     42C1426
                       4365       6DD     42C1427
                       4365       6DN     42C1428

Notes

    xxJ = Japan (Japanese)
    xxE = Japan (Japanese/English)
    xxK = Korea (Korea)
    xxR = Korea (Korea/English)
    xxC = PRC (Simplified Chinese)
    xxD = PRC (Traditional Chinese)
    xxN = PRC (English)
    xxV = Taiwan
    xxB = Hong Kong
    xxA = Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, Burma
    xxM = Australia, New Zealand
    xxQ = India, Nepal, Sri Lanka

                                       Feature
Description                            number
 
DPI(R) Single-phase 32A/230V           39Y8937
 Front-end PDU (Aus/NZ)
DPI Single-phase 30A/220V              39Y8936
 Front-end PDU (S Korea)
Simple swap SATA RAID Kit              42C1313

 
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Reference information
1
GHz measures only microprocessor internal clock speed, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance.
2
When referring to GB, GB stands for one billion bytes. Total user capacity may vary depending on operating environments.
3
Actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible.
4
The Microsoft Windows™ Preinstallation Environment software, included as part of ServerGuide software, may be used for boot, diagnostic, setup, restoration, installation, configuration, test, or disaster recovery purposes only.

Note: The Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment software contains a security feature that will cause an end user customer's system to reboot without prior notification to the end user customer after 24 hours of continuous use of the Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment. During routine usage of ServerGuide, which does not usually require usage of the Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment software for such an extended time period, this condition should not occur.

5
For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.
6
You may be asked certain diagnostic questions before a technician is sent.
7
IBM makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding non-IBM products and services that are ServerProven®, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. These products are offered and warranted solely by third parties.

Trademarks

 
System x and ServerGuide are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Wake on LAN, Tivoli, NetView, DPI, and ServerProven are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
LANDesk is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Intel, Celeron, and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Ultrabay is a trademark of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Publications

The following publications and CD-ROMs are shipped with the System x3250 server:

  • System x3250 Installation Guide contains an introduction to the computer, installation and setup, installing options, reference information, and problem determination. The installation guide has easy-to-use text and pictorials to enable you to quickly set up your System x3250 server.
  • ServerGuide™ contains online publications and drivers to support the System x3250 server. In addition, it includes a set of easy-to-use utilities for assisted installation via CD of several popular network operating systems.

The System x3250 Installation Guide and Problem Determination and Service Guide , in U.S. English versions, are available at

Select servers, then server family, and then click on publications.
 
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Services

IBM Integrated 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

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.
 
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Technical information

Physical specifications

The System x3250:

                           4364-12x          4364-22x
                           4365-1Bx          4365-2Bx
 
   Processor               Celeron(R) D 341  Pentium(R) D 945
    Int. speed             2.93 GHz          3.4 GHz
    Ext. speed             533 MHz           800 MHz
    Number standard        1                 1
    Maximum                1                 1
   L2 cache                256 KB            4 MB
   Memory (667 MHz SDRAM)  512 MB ECC        512 MB ECC
    DIMMs                  1 x 512 MB        1 x 512 MB
    DIMM sockets           4                 4
    Capacity               8.0 GB            8.0 GB
   Video                   SVGA              SVGA
    Memory                 16 MB             16 MB
   HDD controller          SATA              SATA
    Channels               1                 1
    Connector int.         2                 2
    Connector ext.         0                 0
   IDE controller          Parallel          Parallel
    Channels               1                 1
    Connector int.         1                 1
    Connector ext.         0                 0
   Standard disk           0                 0
   Total bays              3                 3
    5.25-in Ultrabay(TM)   1                 1
    3.5-in slim            2                 2
    3.5-in ultra-slim      0                 0
    Hot-swap               0                 0
    Internal capacity      1 TB(8)           1 TB(8)
   Bays available          2                 2
    5.25-in slim           0                 0
    3.5-in slim            2                 2
    Hot-swap               0                 0
   Total slots             2(9)              2(9)
    PCI-E x8               2                 2
   Slots available         2                 2
   Management proc.        No                No
   Ethernet controller     2  x 1 Gb         2 x 1 Gb
   Optical drive (IDE)     (10)              (10)
   Diskette drive          0                 0
   Power supply            351 watt          351 watt
    Number standard        1                 1
    Hot-swap               No                No
    Redundant power        No                No
    Auto restart           Yes               Yes
 
The System x3250:
 
                           4364-42x          4364-44x
                           4365-4Bx          4365-4Dx
 
   Processor               Xeon 3040         Xeon 3040
    Int. speed             1.87 GHz          1.87 GHz
    Ext. speed             1066 MHz          1066 MHz
    Number standard        1                 1
    Maximum                1                 1
   L2 cache                2 MB              2 MB
   Memory (667 MHz SDRAM)  1024 MB ECC       1024 MB ECC
    DIMMs                  2 x 512 MB        2 x 512 MB
    DIMM sockets           4                 4
    Capacity               8.0 GB            8.0 GB
   Video                   SVGA              SVGA
    Memory                 16 MB             16 MB
   HDD controller          SATA              SATA/SAS
    Channels               1                 1
    Connector int.         2                 2
    Connector ext.         0                 0
   IDE controller          Parallel          Parallel
    Channels               1                 1
    Connector int.         1                 1
    Connector ext.         0                 0
   Standard disk           0                 0
   Total bays              3                 3
    5.25-in Ultrabay       1                 1
    3.5-in slim            2                 2
    3.5-in ultra-slim      0                 0
    Hot-swap               0                 2
    Internal capacity      1 TB(8)           1 TB(8)
   Bays available          2                 2
    5.25-in slim           0                 0
    3.5-in slim            2                 2
    Hot-swap               0                 2
   Total slots             2(9)              2(9)
    PCI-E x8               2                 2
   Slots available         2                 2
   Management proc.        No                No
   Ethernet controller     2  x 1 Gb         2 x 1 Gb
   Optical drive (IDE)     (10)              (10)
   Diskette drive          0                 0
   Power supply            351 watt          351 watt
    Number standard        1                 1
    Hot-swap               No                No
    Redundant power        No                No
    Auto restart           Yes               Yes
 
The System x3250:
 
                           4364-52x          4364-54x
                           4365-5Bx          4365-5Dx
 
   Processor               Xeon 3050         Xeon 3050
    Int. speed             2.13 GHz          2.13 GHz
    Ext. speed             1066 MHz          1066 MHz
    Number standard        1                 1
    Maximum                1                 1
   L2 cache                2 MB              2 MB
   Memory (667 MHz SDRAM)  1024 MB ECC       1024 MB ECC
    DIMMs                  2 x 512 MB        2 x 512 MB
    DIMM sockets           4                 4
    Capacity               8.0 GB            8.0 GB
   Video                   SVGA              SVGA
    Memory                 16 MB             16 MB
   HDD controller          SATA/SAS          SAS
    Channels               1                 1
    Connector int.         2                 2
    Connector ext.         0                 0
   IDE controller          Parallel          Parallel
    Channels               1                 1
    Connector int.         1                 1
    Connector ext.         0                 0
   Standard disk           0                 0
   Total bays              3                 5
    5.25-in Ultrabay       1                 1
    3.5-in slim            2                 0
    2.5-in slim            0                 4
    3.5-in ultra-slim      0                 0
    Hot-swap               2                 4
    Internal capacity      1 TB(8)           292 GB(8)
   Bays available          2                 4
    5.25-in slim           0                 0
    3.5-in slim            2                 0
    2.5-in slim            0                 4
    Hot-swap               2                 4
   Total slots             2(9)              2(9)
    PCI-E x8               2                 2
   Slots available         2                 2
   Management proc.        No                No
   Ethernet controller     2  x 1 Gb         2 x 1 Gb
   Optical drive (IDE)     (10)              (10)
   Diskette drive          0                 0
   Power supply            351 watt          351 watt
    Number standard        1                 1
    Hot-swap               No                No
    Redundant power        No                No
    Auto restart           Yes               Yes
 
The System x3250:
 
                           4364-62x          4364-64x
                           4365-6Bx          4365-6Dx
 
   Processor               Xeon 3060         Xeon 3060
    Int. speed             2.40 GHz          2.40 GHz
    Ext. speed             1066 MHz          1066 MHz
    Number standard        1                 1
    Maximum                1                 1
   L2 cache                4 MB              4 MB
   Memory (667 MHz SDRAM)  1024 MB ECC       1024 MB ECC
    DIMMs                  2 x 512 MB        2 x 512 MB
    DIMM sockets           4                 4
    Capacity               8.0 GB            8.0 GB
   Video                   SVGA              SVGA
    Memory                 16 MB             16 MB
   HDD controller          SATA/SAS          SAS
    Channels               1                 1
    Connector int.         2                 2
    Connector ext.         0                 0
   IDE controller          Parallel          Parallel
    Channels               1                 1
    Connector int.         1                 1
    Connector ext.         0                 0
   Standard disk           0                 0
   Total bays              3                 5
    5.25-in Ultrabay       1                 1
    3.5-in slim            2                 0
    2.5-in slim            0                 4
    3.5-in ultra-slim      0                 0
    Hot-swap               2                 4
    Internal capacity      1 TB(8)           292 GB(8)
   Bays available          2                 4
    5.25-in slim           0                 0
    3.5-in slim            2                 0
    2.5-in slim            0                 4
    Hot-swap               2                 4
   Total slots             2(9)              2(9)
    PCI-E x8               2                 2
   Slots available         2                 2
   Management proc.        No                No
   Ethernet controller     2  x 1 Gb         2 x 1 Gb
   Optical drive (IDE)     (10)              (10)
   Diskette drive          0                 0
   Power supply            351 watt          351 watt
    Number standard        1                 1
    Hot-swap               No                No
    Redundant power        No                No
    Auto restart           Yes               Yes
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Capacities are based on installation of two 500 GB SATA HDDs or four 2.5-inch 73 GB SAS HDDs. Refer to the System x Web page or the Sales Manual for the latest information on supported HDD options or visit

http://www.ibm.com/pc/us/compat

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Both adapter slots are half-length, one is full-height and one is low-profile, supporting cards not exceeding 180 mm (7.1 in) in length.
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4364 24x-10x drive

4365 Combination drive

24x-10x CD-ROM drive characteristics

  • Formatted capacity: 650 MB
  • Average access time: 110 ms
  • Burst data transfer rate: 16.6 MB/s (ATA PIO Mode 4)
  • Technology: Full constant angular velocity (CAV)
  • Buffer size: 1 MB

48x-32x-48x-16x max CD-RW/DVD-ROM combination drive specifications

  • Sustained data transfer rates:
    • DVD-ROM (6.5x-16x CAV, 4.7 GB DVD-ROM read): 8.7 to 22.1 MB/
    • DVD-ROM (3.3x-8x CAV, 8.5 GB dual-layer read): 4.4 to 11.0 MB/s
    • DVD-R/RW (3.3x-8x CAV, 4.7 GB DVD-R/RW read): 4.45 to 10.8 MB/s
    • DVD+R/RW (3.3x-8x CAV, 4.7 GB DVD+R/RW read): 4.45 to 10.8 MB/s
    • DVD+R D/L (3.3x-8x CAV, 8.5 GB DVD+R read): 4.45 to 10.8 MB/s
    • DVD-RAM (2x-5x CAV, 4.7 GB DVD-RAM read): 2.7 to 6.7 MB/s
    • CD-ROM (20x-48x CAV, CD-ROM read): 3.0 to 7.2 MB/s
    • CD-R/RW (18x-40x CAV, CD-R/RW read): 2.7 to 6.0 MB/s
    • CD-ROM (20x-48x CAV, CD-ROM write): 3.0 to 7.2 MB/s
  • Max burst data transfer rate: Ultra DMA Mode 2: 33 MB/s
  • Average access times:
    • DVD-ROM including latency, single layer: 120 ms
    • CD-ROM including latency: 100 ms
    • CD-RW including latency: 100 ms
    • 2 MB data buffer

Video subsystem

  • ATI ES1000 graphics controller chip
  • Integrated on planar and connected to the PCI bus
  • Support for DDR1 SDRAM external memory
  • 128-bit graphics engine with 8, 16, and 24 bpp mode acceleration
  • 32 bpp (4G colors/True Color) support
  • Integrated 350 MHz RAMDAC
  • DDC2B monitor communications support

Supported video mode capabilities for the SVGA PCI controller with a 200 MHz memory clock:

Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) 2000/2003 (32- and -64 bit)
and Linux(TM) (all distributions)
 
                          Refresh
Resolution        Colors  rate (Hz)
 
 640 x 480 x 8     256    60, 72, 75, 85
 640 x 480 x 16    64K    60, 72, 75, 85
 640 x 480 x 32    16M    60, 72, 75, 85
 800 x 600 x 8     256    60, 70, 72, 75, 85
 800 x 600 x 16    64K    60, 70, 72, 75, 85
 800 x 600 x 32    16M    60, 70, 72, 75, 85
1024 x 768 x 8     256    60, 70, 72, 75, 85
1024 x 768 x 16    64K    60, 70, 72, 75, 85
1024 x 768 x 32    16M    60, 70, 72, 75, 85

Dimensions (1U rack drawer)

  • Width: 440 mm (17.32 in)
  • Depth: 559 mm (22.00 in)
  • Height: 43 mm (1.75 in)
  • Weight:
    • Minimum configuration: 11.0 kg (24.4 lb)
    • Maximum configuration: 12.7 kg (28 lb)

Electrical

  • 100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 6.0 A
  • 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 3.0 A
  • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
    • Minimum configuration: 0.129 kVA
    • Maximum configuration: 0.313 kVA
  • Btu output:
    • Ship configuration: 432 Btu/hr (127 watts)
    • Full configuration: 1048 Btu/hr (307 watts)
  • Noise level: Horizontal position:
    • 6.5 bels (idle)
    • 6.5 bels (operating)

Note: The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) sound power level in bels for a random sample of machines. All measurements are made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.

System x3250 servers are intended for use as rack-drawer servers and are tested and designed to operate in a horizontal position.

Standards: These systems support or comply with the following standards:

  • Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) specification 2.2
  • Hardware-enabled to meet the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9241, Part 3

Equipment approvals and safety

  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22:2002, Class A
  • IEC-60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • China CCC (GB4943-2001)
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A

Operating environment

  • Air temperature:

    Server on

    • 10.0° to 35.0°C (50° to 95°F); altitude: 0 to 914.4 m (3,000 ft)
    • 10.0° to 32.0°C (50° to 89.6°F); altitude: 914.4 m (3,000 ft) to 2,133 m (6,998 ft)

    Server off

    • 10.0° to 43.0°C (50° to 109.4°F); maximum altitude: 2,133 m (6,998 ft)

    Shipping

    • -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%

  • Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)

Japan Energy Saving Standard

Models with 2.93 GHz 341 Celeron processor

  • Product Category (2005): J
  • Product Category (2007): F
  • Computer Energy Consumption Efficiency
    • 2005 (Watts/MTOPS): .014
    • 2007 (Watts/MTOPS): .014

Models with 3.4 GHz 945 dual-core processors

  • Product Category (2005): J
  • Product Category (2007): F
  • Computer Energy Consumption Efficiency
    • 2005 (Watts/MTOPS): .005
    • 2007 (Watts/MTOPS): .005

Models with 1.87 GHz 3040 Xeon dual-core processors

  • Product Category (2005): J
  • Product Category (2007): F
  • Computer Energy Consumption Efficiency
    • 2005 (Watts/MTOPS): .005
    • 2007 (Watts/MTOPS): .005

Models with 2.13 GHz 3050 Xeon dual-core processors

  • Product Category (2005): J
  • Product Category (2007): F
  • Computer Energy Consumption Efficiency
    • 2005 (Watts/MTOPS): .003
    • 2007 (Watts/MTOPS): .003

Models with 2.40 GHz 3060 Xeon dual-core processors

  • Product Category (2005): J
  • Product Category (2007): F
  • Computer Energy Consumption Efficiency
    • 2005 (Watts/MTOPS): .003
    • 2007 (Watts/MTOPS): .003

Hardware requirements

For attended installation of an operating system, this server requires a compatible:

  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • HDD
  • Display

Unattended or remote installation may be performed without requiring some or all of these components. Review your unattended software installation program information for specific hardware configuration requirements.

For service, the server requires a compatible:

  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • HDD
  • Display

When having the unit serviced, plan to have these components attached to your server either directly or indirectly via a console switch.

Software requirements

The following network operating systems are supported in the System x3250 server:

  • Microsoft:
    • Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
    • Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition
    • Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
    • Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition
    • Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
    • Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition
    • Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition
  • Linux:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64/EM64T

The following network operating systems are supported as preloads in the System x3250 server:

  • Microsoft:
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit Enterprise Edition
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Linux:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS

Note: For additional support, certification, and version information on network operating systems, visit

Compatibility: The System x3250 systems contain licensed system programs that include set configuration, set features, and test programs. System BIOS (BIOS modified to IBM specifications) is loaded from a "flash" EEPROM into system memory. This BIOS provides instructions and interfaces designed to support the standard features of the server and to maintain compatibility with many current software programs.

For detailed information about IBM and non-IBM devices, adapters, software, and network operating systems supported with System x servers, visit

Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or refer to the IBM Sales Manual for information on the compatibility of hardware and software for System x servers. The Sales Manual is updated periodically as new features and options are announced that support these servers.

Limitations

  • Mixing different-speed HDDs (10,000 rpm with 15,000 rpm) will impact storage performance.
  • Mixing SAS and SATA HDDs will impact storage performance.
  • To ensure proper air flow for cooling, the System x3250 server requires a rack with a perforated door.
  • Processor upgrades are not supported.
  • Use the version of ServerGuide shipped with the system, or a later version, to load software and drivers. Earlier versions of ServerGuide may not be compatible with the server.
  • When using the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine, you cannot install an adapter in expansion slot 1 due to mechanical interference.

Refer to the Software requirements section for operating system limitations.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: Designated as customer setup. Customer setup instructions are shipped with the system.

Bay configuration

The System x3250 server contains three or five drive bays. One bay contains the standard CD-ROM drive.

  • Two 3.5-inch, slim-high bays located side-by-side on the lower front section of the server support installation of various SATA or SAS HDDs.
  • Four 2.5-inch bays located in the lower front section supports SAS HDDs.

Cabling

  • The System x3250 server contains an integrated IDE controller cabled directly to the optical drive.
  • System x3250 SATA and SAS models contain a two-drop cable to support two HDDs.
  • System x3250 models with SAS contain a mini-SAS cable and a power interposal cable to support two or four hot-swap HDDs.

Rack installations

System x3250 1U, rack-drawer models can be installed in a 48-cm (19-in) rack cabinet designed for 66-cm (26-in) deep devices, such as the IBM 42U Standard Rack or IBM 25U Standard Rack.

If you use a non-IBM rack, the cabinet must meet the EIA-310-D standards with a depth of at least 71 cm (28 in). Also, adequate space (approximately two inches for the front bezel and one inch for air flow) must be maintained from the slide assembly to the front door of the rack cabinet to allow sufficient space for the door to close and provide adequate air flow.

Power considerations

The System x3250 server includes a standard 351 W power supply. This power supply provides sufficient power to run the server fully configured with supported devices.

Cable orders: The dual 10/100/1000 Mbps, full-duplex Ethernet controllers, standard with the System x3250 server, are connected directly to independent RJ-45 connectors. The RJ-45 connectors provide a 10BaseT, 100Base-TX, or 1000Base-TX interface for connecting a twisted-pair cable to the Ethernet network. Cabling is not included with the server. To connect the Ethernet controller to a repeater or switch, use a UTP cable with RJ-45 connectors at both ends. For 100 Mbps or more operation, category 5 or better cabling must be used.

There are no additional cabling requirements, other than for system power, keyboard, mouse, and monitor connections.

Installability: The System x3250 server requires about 20 minutes for installation. Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on the system. Additional time is required to install an operating system, additional adapters, or features.

Packaging: The system unit carton contains:

  • System unit
  • Rack kit
  • Ship group tray:
    • One system unit power cord
    • System x3250 Installation Guide
    • Safety flyer
    • Rack install instructions
    • Documentation (CD)
    • Diagnostics (CD)
    • ServerGuide (CD)
    • IBM Director (CD)
    • Contents flyer

System x3250 models are shipped as a single package. The country kit carton is contained inside the top portion of the system unit carton.

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features:

  • Power-on and privileged access password functions control who has access to the data and server setup program.
  • Selectable boot sequence can prevent unauthorized installation of software or removal of data from the diskette drive.

These servers are intended to be installed and secured in a rack. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the server and rack installation are secure to prevent sensitive data from being removed.

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

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

Warranty period

  • System hardware (model 4364) — One year
  • System hardware (model 4365) — Three years
  • Optional features — One year

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

Warranty service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. 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.


    Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) (keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, HDD), and on-site service for other selected parts.

CRU service: IBM provides replacement CRUs 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. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU. Installation of Tier 1 CRUs 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, on-site service.

Based upon availability, CRUs 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 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

  • Battery
  • Optical drive
  • Lift handle kit
  • Memory DIMM
  • Memory expansion card
  • PCI adapters
  • PCI divider
  • Power cord
  • Service label
  • System labels
  • Top cover
  • Voltage regulator module

On-site service: IBM on-site repair (IOR), 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response. IBM 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 (IWS): IWS is available during the warranty period to customers who travel or relocate to countries where their computer is sold and serviced by IBM or IBM resellers authorized to perform warranty service. Eligible IBM computers are identified by their four-digit machine type.

You can obtain IWS through the method of service, such as CRU, depot, carry-in, or on-site, provided in the servicing country. Service methods and procedures vary by country, and some service or parts may not be available in all countries. Service centers in certain countries may not be able to service all models of a particular machine type. In addition, some countries may have fees and restrictions that apply at the time of service.

To determine the eligibility of your computer and to view a list of countries where service is available, visit

For more information on IWS, refer to Services Announcement AA01-3100 , dated September 28, 2001.

Note: Due to the earth's magnetic field, CRT monitors are manufactured to work in northern, southern, and equatorial regions of the earth and may not produce a satisfactory image when moved between them. Any required adjustment (if possible) is not covered under IWS and may be subject to a chargeable action. The magnetic field does not affect flat-panel LCD monitors.

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

Field-installable features: Yes

Model conversions: No

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

Graduated Program License Charges apply: No. This product does not contain licensed internal code or licensed machine code.

Educational allowance: None
 
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Prices

Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

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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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