IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 102-035
February 12, 2002
IBM xSeries 200 Uniprocessor, Entry Server with New High Performing 1.0 GHz Celeron Processor
At a Glance
Attractively priced, the xSeries 200 delivers performance, function, and the ease of use you need to create a reliable foundation for your small business or workgroup.
An excellent choice for the most cost-sensitive small business, IBM xSeries 200 servers are easy to set up and use. These affordable uniprocessor xSeries universal servers are now available with 1.0 GHz Intel® Celeron® processors.
Value and Performance
At Your Control
Manageability and serviceability features help diagnose problems quickly.
At Your Service
Valuable services, utilities, and systems management tools help improve productivity and get your server up and running quickly.
Solid-Performing Server Subsystems
This uniprocessor, entry server delivers solid, economical performance by coupling a 1.0 GHz Celeron processor with high-speed, ECC memory and ATA-100 EIDE storage subsystems.
The xSeries 200 uses the VIA Core chipsets (VT82C694T and VT82C686B) to optimize throughput from processors to memory, and to the 32-bit PCI bus.
Standard xSeries 200 Configurations
.--------+---------------+------+------+---------+-------. |Model |Processor |Cache |Memory|Interface|HDD | |--------+---------------+------+------+---------+-------| |8479-31X|1.0 GHz Celeron|128 KB|128 MB|Dual EIDE|20.4 GB| '--------+---------------+------+------+---------+-------'
Additional features include:
The xSeries 200 subsystems provide solid system throughput from
processor, to memory, to bus, to disk-intensive I/O. These features make
it an excellent choice for entry-business network applications.
Expansion Capacity and Standard Features
The xSeries 200 is housed in a minitower (optionally rack mountable) mechanical package designed to economically handle expansion. This model features:
Systems Management and Control
xSeries 200 servers comply with the 2000 uATX Implementation Guidelines. These guidelines are intended to provide customers with better control and manageability of their network. Supported features include:
The xSeries 200 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 exploit your existing enterprise or workgroup management environments and use the Internet to securely access and manage physically dispersed IT assets more efficiently. It can help reduce costs through:
IBM Director lets 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 Universal Manageability Server Extensions, a portfolio of server tools, that integrates into the IBM Director interface and works with system management monitoring functions contained in xSeries servers. Typical functions and monitoring capabilities can include:
This gives the IT administrator comprehensive, virtual on-site control of xSeries servers through the ability to remotely:
IBM Director provides integration into leading workgroup and enterprise systems management environments, via Upward Integration Modules. This enables the advanced management capabilities built into xSeries servers to be accessed from:
World-Class Support Tools and Programs
The xSeries 200 comes with a number of tools and programs designed to make ownership a positive experience. From the start, IBM has programs to help you purchase, get your server running, and keep it running over the long haul. And, IBM can help your company maintain ownership of technology leadership servers.
The xSeries 200 is positioned as the flexible, small-business, entry server platform of the xSeries universal server line. It is designed and packaged with features intended specifically for cost-conscious small businesses.
The xSeries 200 combines leading industry-standard technologies, excellent internal data storage capacity, ease of use, and basic systems management and control features, into an attractively priced entry server. This uniprocessor server provides solid performance to support general purpose network or Web-serving applications.
It is configured with choices that span a broad price range. The xSeries 200 has the features and the price points that are perfect for small business.
The following publications and CD-ROMs are shipped with the IBM xSeries 200.
Note: Software versions, features, and functions shipped with this system may change as new releases become available or may be discontinued at any time.
The xSeries 200 Installation Guide and Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM), in U.S. English versions, are available from our Web site:
Processor Celeron(R) Internal Speed 1.0 GHz External Speed 100 MHz Number Standard 1 Maximum 1 L2 Cache (full-speed) 128 KB Memory (133 MHz SDRAM) 128 MB ECC DIMMs 1 x 128 MB DIMM Sockets 3 Capacity 1.5 GB Video Controller SVGA Memory 8 MB IDE Controllers EIDE ATA/100 SCSI Adapter 0 Channels 0 Connector Internal 0 Connector External 0 Fixed Disk 20.4 GB EIDE Tape Backup No Total Bays 7 5.25/3.5-inch HHD 2 3.5-inch Slim 5 Hot-swap 0 Accessible 7 Internal Capacity 180 GB(7) Bays Available 4 5.25/3.5-inch HHD 1(8) 3.5-inch Slim 3 Hot-swap 0 Total Slots 5 PCI (33 MHz) 5 64-bit 0 32-bit 5 Slots Available 5 AGP Slot ATI video adapter Management Processor No Ethernet Controller 10/100 Mbps CD-ROM (IDE) 48x-20x Diskette Drive 1.44 MB Power Supply 330 W Number standard 1 Hot-Swap No Redundant Power No Auto Restart Yes
Supported video mode capabilities for the AGP controller: Microsoft Windows NT® V4.0 and Windows® 2000
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 24 16.7M 60, 72, 75, 85 640 x 480 x 32 16.7M 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 24 16.7M 60, 70, 72, 75, 85 800 x 600 x 32 16.7M 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 24 16.7M 60, 70, 72, 75, 85 1024 x 768 x 32 16.7M 60, 70, 72, 75, 85 1152 x 864 x 8 256 60, 70, 75, 80, 85(11) 1152 x 864 x 16 64K 60, 70, 75, 80, 85(11) 1152 x 864 x 24 16.7M 60, 70, 75, 80, 85(11) 1152 x 864 x 32 16.7M 60, 70, 75, 80, 85(11) 1280 x 1024 x 8 256 60, 70, 74, 75, 85 1280 x 1024 x 16 64K 60, 70, 74, 75, 85 1280 x 1024 x 24 16.7M 60, 70, 74, 75, 85 1280 x 1024 x 32 16.7M 60, 70, 74, 75, 85 1600 x 1200 x 8 256 58, 60, 66, 70, 75 1600 x 1200 x 16 64K 56, 60
Note: Other operating system drivers are contained in the respective operating system packages or bulletin boards.
Note: The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) sound power level, in bels, for a random sample of machines, typically configured, and operating in idle mode; for example, powered on, but no disk drive read/write or other I/O activity. All measurements made in accordance with ANSI S12.10 and ISO 7779, and reported in accordance with ISO 9296.
The xSeries 200 is shipped for use as a floor-standing server. An optional 4Ux24D Tower-to-Rack Kit allows rack mounting. Only with this conversion kit is this server supported in a horizontal orientation.
For attended installation of an operating system, this server requires a compatible:
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:
The following network operating systems are supported in the xSeries 200:
Note: Additional support, certification, and version information on network operating systems can be accessed by visiting:
Compatibility: The xSeries 200 systems contain licensed system programs that include set configuration, set features, and test programs. System BIOS (AWARD 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.
To view detailed information on the Internet about IBM and non-IBM devices, adapters, software, and network operating systems supported with xSeries servers, enter:
Customers can contact their IBM representative, IBM Business Partner, the HelpCenter®, or refer to the IBM Sales Manual for information on the compatibility of hardware and software for xSeries servers. The Sales Manual is updated periodically as new features and options are announced that support these servers.
Refer to the
section for operating system limitations.
Standard EIDE Configurations: In xSeries 200 model using the EIDE interface for storage device attachment, a two-drop cable is used to attach the standard 20.4 GB EIDE HDD to one of the EIDE connectors. A second EIDE controller provides the interface for the IDE CD-ROM drive. A two-drop IDE cable connects the IDE controller to the IDE CD-ROM. Up to two additional EIDE or IDE devices can be installed (one off each controller).
Other Configuration Alternatives: A Netfinity® Two-Drop Internal SCSI Cable (36L9636) is optionally available to support installation of a non-LVD SCSI tape drive in configurations where the five drop cable is attached to an optional RAID controller. For configurations requiring an LVD cable, the optionally available Netfinity Media Bay Conversion Kit (10K2340) can be ordered.
External SCSI support can be obtained by installing an optional SCSI adapter or RAID controller and using appropriate external SCSI cabling.
Cable Orders: The 10/100 Mbps, full-duplex, Ethernet PCI controller, standard with server, is connected directly to an RJ-45 connector. The RJ-45 connector provides a 10BaseT or 100Base-TX interface for connecting 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 an unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable with RJ-45 connectors at both ends. For 100 Mbps operation, Category 5 cabling must be used. For 10 Mbps operation, Category 3, or better, cabling must be used.
There are no additional cabling requirements, other than for system power, keyboard, mouse, and monitor connections.
Installability: The xSeries 200 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.
Security, Auditability, and Control
Security and auditability features include:
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
Terms and Conditions
This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA).
IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed.
Regardless, IBM warranty terms apply.
To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or call IBM. In the United States, call IBM at 800-772-2227. In Canada, call IBM at 800-565-3344.
The HelpCenter at 800-772-2227 in the U.S. will assist with problem isolation for hardware to determine if warranty service or parts exchange is required. Some parts of the system, such as the keyboard, mouse, and memory, are considered customer replaceable units (CRUs).
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 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:
Click on the Warranty Lookup tab.
For more information on IWS, refer to Service Announcement 601-034 , dated September 25, 2001.
Warranty Service Upgrade: During the warranty period, Warranty Service Upgrade provides an enhanced level of service for an additional charge. Depending on the upgrade selected, a higher level of on-site service labor in year one, and on-site labor during the second and third years is provided. Parts are covered for three years by the original warranty.
The following Warranty Service Upgrade options are available.
Maintenance Service (ICA)
Currently available maintenance services for ICA legacy contracts. The preferred go-to-market offerings are ServiceElect. However, ICA legacy contracts will still be available for current customers until they are withdrawn.
Alternative Service (Warranty Service Upgrades): During the warranty period, Warranty Service Upgrade provides an enhanced level of service for an additional charge. This enhanced level of service provides a higher level of on-site service labor in year one, and provides on-site labor during the second and third years. Parts are covered for three years by the original warranty.
The following Warranty Service Upgrade options are available:
Eligible Discount Type Three-Year Five-Year 8479 17% 22%
Discount Option Three-Year Five-Year Network 25% 30% System 17% 22%
Non-IBM Parts Support
Warranty Service: IBM is now shipping IBM machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts, parts with an IBM FRU label, are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.
Warranty Service Upgrades and Maintenance Services: Under certain conditions, IBM Integrated Technology Services (ITS) services selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for PCD machines that are covered under a warranty service upgrade or maintenance services.
IBM Service will provide hardware problem determination on non-IBM parts (adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory, and so forth), installed within IBM systems covered under warranty service upgrade or maintenance services and provide the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge. If IBM has Technical Service Agreements (TSA) with the manufacturers of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing parts at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, the customers are responsible for sourcing the parts, and installation labor will be provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or maintenance services.
ServicePac® Services Information
ServicePac for Warranty and Maintenance Options: The announced products may be eligible for ServicePac for Warranty and Maintenance Options which provide convenient prepackaged offerings for warranty service upgrades and maintenance services. Refer to the Prices section for information on the availability of ServicePac offerings.
ServicePac Installation Services: The announced products may be eligible for ServicePacs for Installation Services which provide convenient prepackaged offerings for installation services. Refer to the Prices section for information on the availability of ServicePac offerings.
For additional ServicePac information, visit:
The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
IBM Machine Part List Description Type/Model Number Prices(14) xSeries 200 1.0 GHz 8479-31X 847931X $679 Celeron 128 MB, 20.4 GB EIDE HDD
ServicePac for Warranty and Maintenance
Part Description Number 3 yr 9 x 5 x 4 IOR 21P2023 + 4 hour average response 3 yr 24 x 7 x4 IOR 21P2022 + 4 hour average response 3 yr 24 x 7 x 2 IOR 21P2094 + 2 hour average response
Maintenance Service (Legacy/ICA) Charges
Machine IOR IOR Type/Model 9 x 5 24 x 7 8479-31X $203 $748
Machine IOR IOR Type/Model 9 x 5 24 x 7 8479-31X $840 $1,260
For ServiceElect (ESA) Maintenance Service Charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at: