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New IBM eServer xSeries 335 servers with Intel Xeon processors — Rack-optimized servers for outstanding computing power

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 104-011
January 20, 2004

 ENUS104-011.PDF (108KB)

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At a glance Reference information
Overview Publications
Key prerequisites Technical information
Planned availability date Terms and conditions
Description Prices
Product positioning  
 
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The xSeries 335 server is designed with the power, scalability, control, and serviceability needed to handle dynamic Web-serving and e-business applications:

  • Ultrathin, rack-optimized, 1 U high
  • Powerful 2.8 or 3.06 GHz1 Intel Xeon processors with 512 KB ECC L2 cache and 533 MHz front side bus
  • 512 MB of two-way interleaved PC2100 CL2.5 ECC DDR SDRAM DIMM memory; up to 8 GB
  • Choice of configurations:
    • Economical 40 GB EIDE HDD
    • Flexible, hot-swap, Ultra320 SCSI open bay
  • Single-channel Ultra320 SCSI controller for high-speed, internal disk storage solutions up to 292 GB2 in SCSI models
  • Two high-bandwidth 64-bit/100 MHz PCI-X slots (one full- and one half-length slot)
  • Four drive bays: 1.44 MB diskette drive, 24x-10x3 CD-ROM, and two standard IDE or hot-swap SCSI drive bays
  • 332 watt, auto-ranging power supply
  • Integrated systems management processor
  • Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • One serial port (16550A-compatible), three USB ports, one RS-485 port, and two console ports incorporating a mouse, keyboard, and video port

 
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Overview

The xSeries® 335 server is designed to handle compute-intensive, Web-based, or enterprise network applications. This highly manageable, ultrathin, 1 U high, rack-optimized platform features two-way SMP-capable processors, high availability, and scalability.

Power and scalability for e-business

Apply powerful processors, large amounts of PC2100 double data rate (DDR) memory, and high-bandwidth PCI buses to data center applications:

  • 2.8 or 3.06 GHz Intel™ Xeon processors with 512 KB advanced transfer (full-speed) L2 cache
  • 533 MHz front-side bus processors
  • 512 MB (2 x 256) of two-way interleaved, high-speed PC2100 266 MHz ECC DDR SDRAM memory
  • Integrated Ultra320 SCSI controller
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet controllers; high I/O capacity for demanding applications, plus failover capability
  • Imbedded HDD mirroring (RAID 1) on SCSI models

High availability for around-the-clock e-business

High availability, manageability, and serviceability features help diagnose problems quickly, even from remote locations:

  • Includes integrated systems management processor
  • Monitors and controls operating status and key server components; automatically sends alerts via alert standard format (ASF) for critical errors or component failures
  • Supports optional Remote Supervisor Adapter for full out-of-band systems management
  • Features C2T Interconnect Cable Chaining Technology; simplifies cable management and control
  • Designed to warn of problems before they occur: Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA) on processors, voltage regulator module (VRM), memory, fans, power supply, and HDD options
  • Provides fast and easy servicing: innovative Light Path Diagnostics, improved on-board diagnostics, and LED diagnostic panel

Service and support perfected for e-business

  • ServerGuide™ and IBM Director
  • Web support4
  • Three-year, on-site5, limited warranty6

 
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Key prerequisites
  • Monitor, keyboard, mouse, and rack
  • One cable chain kit per chain of servers or a NetBAY C2T Conversion Option and one of the NetBAY Advanced Connectivity Technology switch offerings

 
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Planned availability date

January 30, 2004
 
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Description

High-performance server subsystems: These servers are high-throughput, two-way SMP-capable Intel Xeon-based network servers with excellent scalability when you add memory and a second processor. They incorporate powerful 3.06 GHz Intel Xeon processors with 512 KB advanced transfer L2 cache. These flip-chip, pin grid array 2 (FC-PGA2) processors feature advanced transfer L2 caches integrated onto the processor core and run at the same clock speed as the processor core. The advanced transfer cache is a result of a "backside bus" that is 256 bits wide. It features a quad-wide cache line that can transfer four 64-bit cache line segments at one time to deliver full-speed capability. The cache is eight-way set associative.

Two Intel Xeon connectors are standard on the system board to support installation of a second processor. High-speed 266 MHz DDR SDRAM is optimized for 133 MHz processor-to-memory subsystem performance. The xSeries 335 server uses the ServerWorks Grand Champion LE (GCLE) chipset to maximize throughput from processors to memory, and to a primary 32-bit and secondary 64-bit PCI buses. The two expansion slots are supported through the secondary 64-bit bus.

Standard xSeries 335 configurations

 
 Model     Processor  HDD interface  HDD
 
 8676-L1X  2.8  GHz   Ultra320 SCSI  Open bay, hot-swap
 8676-L2X  2.8  GHz   EIDE           40 GB, fixed
 8676-M1X  3.06 GHz   Ultra320 SCSI  Open bay, hot-swap
 8676-M2X  3.06 GHz   EIDE           40 GB, fixed
 
 Cache:  512 KB (all models)
 Memory:  512 MB (all models)

Additional features

  • System board contains four DIMM connectors supporting 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, or 2 GB PC2100 CL2.5 ECC DDR SDRAM DIMM.
    • Supports up to 8 GB of system memory
    • Interleaved memory populated with two DIMMs at a time with the same size DIMM
    • Supports mixed memory sizes in pairs
    • Supports Chipkill7 memory

    Note: Chipkill™ function is disabled when 256 MB DIMMs are used.

  • Single-channel, 64-bit, Ultra320 SCSI PCI controller (LSI53C1020 Ultra320 SCSI controller) supporting high-speed up to (320 MB/s), and Low-Voltage Differential SCSI (LVDS) internal storage solutions
  • Dual-channel EIDE (ATA-100) controller, supporting economical EIDE data storage up to 240 GB (two 120 GB drives)
  • Two full-duplex Broadcom 5703 Gigabit Ethernet PCI controllers speeding network communications to LAN clients

The xSeries 335 subsystems are tuned to provide solid system throughput from processor, to memory, to bus, to disk-intensive I/O. These features combined with SMP capability make this server an excellent choice for:

  • Web caching
  • Dynamic Web serving
  • Firewall
  • Telecommunications
  • Active directory services
  • Scientific and technical computing
  • Linux clustering

High-availability and serviceability features: The xSeries 335 server subsystem delivers excellent reliability and serviceability features:

  • Two hot-swap HDD bays (hot-swap models) with SCA-2 connectors supporting SAF-TE functions
  • ECC DIMMs combined with an integrated ECC memory controller correcting many soft and hard single-bit memory errors, while minimizing disruption of service to LAN clients
  • Chipkill memory provides for the detection and correction of most multi-bit memory errors, helping keep the server up and running while taking the inoperative memory offline
  • ECC L2 cache processors to improve data integrity and help reduce down time
  • PFA on HDD options, memory, processors, VRMs, and fans to alert the system administrator of an imminent component failure
  • Dual Broadcom 5703 Gigabit Ethernet controllers support:
    • Failover, Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT)
    • PXE 2.0 Boot Agent
    • ASF 1.0 support
    • Wake on LAN®
    • Load balancing or teaming
  • Worldwide, voltage-sensing 332-watt power supply features auto restart
  • Eight cooling fans provide excellent cooling for added reliability:
    • Three power supply fans
    • Five system fans for processors, memory, and HDD bays
    • Fan speed controls incorporated to reduce noise while reducing system temperatures
  • Integrated systems management processor for diagnostic, reset, POST, and auto recovery functions; monitoring temperature, voltage, and fan speed; alerts generated when thresholds are exceeded (refer to the Limitations section for restrictions)
  • Information LED panel giving visual indications of system well-being
  • Light Path Diagnostics and on-board diagnostics providing an LED map to a failing component, reducing down time and service costs
  • Easy access to system board, adapter cards, processor, and memory
  • CPU failure recovery in SMP configurations:
    • Forces failed processor offline
    • Automatically reboots server
    • Generates alerts
    • Continues operations with the working processor

Expandability and growth: The xSeries 335 server contains high levels of function and storage capacity for a 1 U, 19-inch rack-drawer package. It supports customer installation of adapters, processors, memory, and HDD options. Functions (such as SVGA video, Ultra320 SCSI, dual-EIDE, and two Gigabit Ethernet controllers) are integrated on the system board. Features include:

  • Rack-optimized design for 19-inch wide industry-standard rack cabinets supported in the NetBAY42 and NetBAY25
  • Keyboard/Video/Mouse (KVM) chaining cable supporting xSeries Cable Chaining Technology Cable Kit that greatly simplifies cable management and control of up to 42 xSeries 335 servers
  • Four DIMM connectors capable of support for up to 8 GB of system memory
  • Two available PCI-X adapter card slots (64-bit/100 MHz):
    • One full-length
    • One half-length
  • Two slim-high, hot-swap HDDs bays
  • Internal data storage up to:
    • 292 GB (using two 146 GB Ultra320 HDDs)
    • 240 GB (using two 120 GB EIDE HDDs)
  • 24x-10x IDE CD-ROM and 1.44 MB diskette drive
  • ATI Rage XL controller with 8 MB of video memory

Systems management: The xSeries 335 server also features IBM Director, a powerful, highly integrated, systems-management software solution built on industry standards and designed for ease of use. Exploit your existing enterprise or workgroup-management environments and use rich security features to access and manage physically dispersed IT assets more efficiently over the internet. It can help reduce costs through:

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

IT administrators can 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 integrated server tools that work with the Remote Supervisor Adapter or other systems-management monitoring functions. Typical functions and monitoring capabilities can include:

  • PFA-enabled critical hardware components
  • Temperature
  • Voltage
  • Fan speed
  • Light Path Diagnostics

IT administrators have comprehensive, virtual on-site control of xSeries servers with the ability to remotely:

  • Access the server often regardless of its status
  • Inventory and display detailed system and component information
  • View server bootup during POST
  • Browse and delete logs of events and errors
  • Reset or power cycle the server
  • Monitor and set thresholds on server health including:
    • Operating system load
    • POST time-out
    • Voltage
    • Temperature
  • Set proactive alerts for critical server events including PFA on:
    • Processors
    • VRMs
    • Memory
    • Fans
    • Power supplies
    • HDDs
  • Define automated actions such as:
    • Send an e-mail or page to an administrator
    • Execute a command or program
    • Pop up an error message to the IBM Director console
  • Flash BIOS
  • Monitor and graph the use of server resources such as:
    • Memory
    • Processor
    • HDDs
  • Identify potential performance bottlenecks and react to prevent down time

IBM Director Agent provides integration into leading workgroup and enterprise systems management environments via Upward Integration Modules (available from IBM and third parties). Advanced management capabilities built into xSeries servers are available through:

  • Tivoli® Enterprise and Tivoli NetView®
  • Computer Associates Unicenter TNG
  • HP OpenView
  • Microsoft™ SMS
  • BMC Patrol
  • NetlQ

World-class support tools and programs: The xSeries 335 server includes a number of tools and programs designed to make ownership a positive experience. From the start, IBM programs help you purchase servers, get them running, and keep them running over the long haul. IBM can help your company maintain ownership of technology leadership network servers.

  • IBM on-site, three-year limited warranty with next-business-day (NBD) service (same-business-day service optionally available) helps protect your investment if a problem occurs. This service also includes replacement of parts identified through PFA.
  • The ServerProven®,8 program lets you confidently configure your server with various devices and operating systems. This program provides compatibility information from actual testing of the xSeries 335 server with various adapters and devices.
  • The ServerGuide CD library includes online publications, in addition to utilities and drivers that enable assisted loading of popular network operating systems.
  • Electronic support on the Web provides additional support in an easy-to-use format.

 
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Product positioning

The xSeries 335 server is an ultrathin rack platform. The most powerful 1 U server of the xSeries rack-optimized offerings, it is positioned between the xSeries 305 and the xSeries 345 server. The xSeries 305 also has a 1 U form factor, but supports uniprocessor Pentium™ 4 operations and only fixed Ultra160 SCSI or IDE HDDs. The xSeries 345 server includes more slots and drive bays; however, it requires a 2U rack space.

High-density, two-way, Xeon-based xSeries 335 and xSeries 345 servers enable customer installation of features. You can prepare for future expansion to meet changing reliability needs. At the same time, the server can handle emerging applications requiring maximum computing power and function in a small amount of rack space. These applications include:

  • Web caching
  • Dynamic Web serving
  • Firewall
  • Telecommunications
  • Active directory services
  • Scientific and technical computing
  • Linux clustering

These powerful servers also meet traditional enterprise network server requirements, but with an added benefit of requiring less space.

The 8676 is part of the eServer® 1350 cluster.
 
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Reference information
1
GHz and MHz denote the internal and/or external clock speed of the microprocessor only, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance.
2
When referring to HDD or tape backup capacity, GB stands for 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total user capacity may vary depending on operating environments.
3
24x-10x CD-ROM variable read rate. Actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible.
4
Some programs may not be available in all countries.
5
You may be asked certain diagnostic questions before a technician is sent.
6
For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378) or contact your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.
7
Chipkill function is not active when using 256 MB DIMMs and is active when using 512, 1024, and 2048 MB DIMMs.
8
IBM makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding non-IBM products and services that are ServerProven, including but not implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. These products are offered and warranted solely by third parties.

Trademarks

 
ServerGuide and Chipkill are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, xSeries, Predictive Failure Analysis, Wake on LAN, NetView, Tivoli, ServerProven, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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 xSeries® 335 server.

  • xSeries 335 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 their xSeries 335 server.
  • ServerGuide™ contains online publications and drivers to support the xSeries 335 server. In addition, it includes a set of easy-to-use utilities to help you install the system using CDs of several popular network operating systems.
  • IBM Director systems management software is included.

Note: Software versions, features, and functions shipped with these systems may change as new releases become available or may be discontinued at any time.

The xSeries 335 Installation Guide and Hardware Maintenance Manual , in U.S. English versions, are available from:

Click servers, then the server family, and then Online Publications.
 
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Technical information

Physical specifications

                              8676-L1X                 8676-L2X
 
Processor                     Xeon                     Xeon
 Internal speed               2.8 GHz                  2.8 GHz
 External speed               133/533 MHz              133/533 MHz
 Number standard              1                        1
 Maximum                      2                        2
L2 cache (full                512 KB                   512 KB
 speed)
Memory (266 MHz               512 MB ECC               512 MB ECC
 SDRAM)
  RDIMMs                      2 x 256 MB(9)            2 x 256 MB(9)
  DIMM sockets                4                        4
  Address                     8 GB                     8 GB
   capability
Video                         SVGA                     SVGA
Memory                        8 MB                     8 MB
SCSI controller               Ultra320                 0
 Channels                     1                        0
 Connector internal           1                        0
 Connector external           0                        0
 
                              8676-L1X                 8676-L2X
 
IDE controller                EIDE ATA-100             EIDE ATA-100
 Channels                     2                        2
 Connector internal           2                        2
 Connector external           0                        0
HDD                           Open Bay                 40 GB EIDE
Total bays                    4                        4
 5.25/3.5-in slim             1                        1
 3.5-in slim                  1                        3
 Hot-swap                     2                        0
 Internal capacity            292 GB(9)                240 GB(9)
Bays available                2                        1
 5.25/3.5-in slim             0                        0
 3.5-in slim                  0                        1
 Hot-swap                     2                        0
Total slots                   2(10)                    2(10)
 PCI                          2                        2
 64-bit                       2                        2
 32-bit                       0                        0
Slots available               2                        2
Management proc.              Standard                 Standard
Ethernet controller           2x10/100/1k              2x10/100/1k
                               Mbps                     Mbps
CD-ROM (IDE)                  24x-10x                  24x-10x
Diskette drive                1.44 MB                  1.44 MB
Power supply                  332 W                    332 W
 Number standard              1                        1
 Hot-swap                     No                       No
 Redundant power              No                       No
 Auto restart                 Yes                      Yes
 
                              8676-M1X                 8676-M2X
 
Processor                     Xeon                     Xeon
 Internal speed               3.06 GHz                 3.06 GHz
 External speed               133/533 MHz              133/533 MHz
 Number standard              1                        1
 Maximum                      2                        2
L2 cache (full                512 KB                   512 KB
 speed)
Memory (266 MHz               512 MB ECC               512 MB ECC
 SDRAM)
  RDIMMs                      2 x 256 MB               2 x 256 MB
  DIMM sockets                4                        4
  Address                     8 GB                     8 GB
   capability
Video                         SVGA                     SVGA
 Memory                       8 MB                     8 MB
SCSI controller               Ultra320                 0
 Channels                     1                        0
 Connector internal           1                        0
 Connector external           0                        0
IDE controller                EIDE ATA-100             EIDE ATA-100
 Channels                     2                        2
 Connector internal           2                        2
 Connector external           0                        0
 
 
                              8676-M1X                 8676-M2X
 
HDD                           Open bay                 40 GB EIDE
Total bays                    4                        4
 5.25/3.5-in slim             1                        1
 3.5-in slim                  1                        3
 Hot-swap                     2                        0
 Internal capacity            292 GB9                240 GB(9)
Bays available                2                        1
 5.25/3.5-in slim             0                        0
 3.5-in slim                  0                        1
 Hot-swap                     2                        0
Total slots                   2(10)                    2(10)
 PCI                          2                        2
 64-bit                       2                        2
 32-bit                       0                        0
Slots available               2                        2
Management proc.              Standard                 Standard
Ethernet controller           2x10/100/1k              2x10/100/1k
                               Mbps                     Mbps
CD-ROM (IDE)                  24x-10x                  24x-10x
Diskette drive                1.44 MB                  1.44 MB
Power supply                  332 W                    332 W
 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 146 GB Ultra320 HDDs (SCSI models) or two 120 GB EIDE HDDs (EIDE models). For the latest information on supported HDD options, visit:
http://www.ibm.com/pc/us/compat
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One adapter slot is full-length. The other slot is half-length supporting cards not exceeding 180 mm in length.

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

EIDE HDD characteristics (40 GB12 HDD)

  • Formatted capacity: 40,000 MB
  • Average read seek time: 8.7 ms
  • Burst transfer rate (maximum): 100.0 MB/s
  • Average latency: 4.2 ms
  • Drive rotation speed (rpm): 7200 rpm
  • Sustained data transfer rate: 18 to 36 MB/s
  • PFA/S.M.A.R.T. enabled: Yes
  • Interface: Ultra ATA/100
12
GB equals one billion bytes when referring to HDD capacity. Actual user-accessible capacity may vary slightly based on operating environments.

Video subsystem

  • ATI Rage XL graphics controller chip
  • Integrated on planar and connected to the PCI bus
  • 8 MB SDRAM standard/maximum video memory
  • 128-bit graphics engine with 8, 16, and 32 bpp mode acceleration
  • 32 bpp (4G colors/True Color) support
  • Integrated 300 MHz RAMDAC
  • DDC2B monitor communications support

Supported video mode capabilities for the SVGA PCI controller:

Microsoft™ Windows NT™ V4.0, Windows™ 2000, and Linux

                                        Refresh
Resolution               Colors         rate (Hz)
 
 640 x  480 x 8           256           60, 72, 75, 90, 100
 640 x  480 x 16          64K           60, 72, 75, 90, 100
 640 x  480 x 24          16M           60, 72, 75, 90, 100
 640 x  480 x 32           4G           60, 72, 75, 90, 100
 800 x  600 x 8           256           60, 70, 75, 90, 100
 800 x  600 x 16          64K           60, 70, 75, 90, 100
 800 x  600 x 24          16M           60, 70, 75, 90, 100
 800 x  600 x 32           4G           60, 70, 75, 90, 100
1024 x  768 x 8           256           60, 72, 75, 90, 100
1024 x  768 x 16          64K           60, 72, 75, 90, 100
1024 x  768 x 24          16M           60, 72, 75, 90, 100
1024 x  768 x 32           4G           60, 72, 75, 90, 100
1280 x 1024 x 8           256           43, 60, 70, 72
1280 x 1024 x 16          64K           43, 60
1280 x 1024 x 24          16M           43, 60, 70, 72
1280 x 1024 x 32           4G           43, 60, 70, 72
1600 x 1200 x 8           256           60, 66, 76, 85
1600 x 1200 x 16          64K           60, 66, 76, 85
1600 x 1200 x 24          16M           60, 66, 76, 85
1600 x 1200 x 32           4G           60, 66

Notes

  • For optimum operation when chaining, it is suggested that resolutions no larger than 1024 x 768 x 32 be used.
  • Some modes are not supported by all monitors.

Dimensions

  • Width: 439.9 mm (17.3 in)
  • Depth: 653.3 mm (25.7 in)
  • Height: 43.7 mm (1.72 in)
  • Weight:
    • Minimum configuration 11.8 kg (26 lb)
    • Maximum configuration 12.9 kg (28.4 lb)

Electrical

  • 100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 3.5 A
  • 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 1.75 A
  • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
    • Minimum configuration: 0.11 kVA
    • Maximum configuration: 0.35 kVA
  • Btu output:
    • Ship configuration: 375 Btu/hr. (110 watts)
    • Full configuration: 1195 Btu/hr. (350 watts)
  • Acoustical noise level emission level: Sound power levels
    • 6.5 bels (idling)
    • 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 made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.

xSeries 335 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:

  • Multi Processor Specification (MPS) 1.4
  • Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) specification 2.2
  • Hardware-enabled to meet the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9241, Part 3

Equipment approvals and safety

  • FCC — Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 3, Class A
  • UL 195013
  • CSA C22.2 No. 950
  • NOM-01813
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These servers are certified by the respective UL and NOM agencies.

Operating environment

  • Temperature:
    • 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
    • 10° to 32°C (50° to 90°F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%
  • Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)

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.

Software requirements

The following network operating systems have been tested in the &joint.:

  • Microsoft
    • Windows NT Server 4.0
    • Windows NT Workstation 4.0
    • Windows 2000 Advanced Server14
    • Windows 2000 Server14
    • Windows 2003 Server14 — Enterprise, Standard and Web editions
  • Linux:
    • Red Hat Advanced Server 2.114 — ES and WS versions
    • Red Hat Linux 8.0 Professional14
    • Red Hat Linux 8.1 Professional14
    • Red Hat Linux 7.3 Professional14
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
    • SuSE Professional 8.114
    • SCO Open Server 5.0.6a14
    • SCO Open Unix 8.014
  • Novell:
    • NetWare 6.014
    • NetWare 5.114
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Certification is planned for these operating systems.

Note: Additional support, certification, and version information on network operating systems can be accessed at:

Compatibility: The xSeries 335 server contains licensed system programs that include set configuration, set features, and test programs. System SurePath® BIOS is loaded from a "flash" EEPROM into system memory. This BIOS provides instructions and interfaces designed to support the standard features of the xSeries 335 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 xSeries servers, visit:

Contact your IBM representative, IBM Business Partner, 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.

Limitations

  • The xSeries 335 server contains a single, configurable serial port. It can be configured to be operating-system controlled, service-processor controlled, or shared between the two. You can set the configuration by changing the header location to which the internal serial cable is plugged. The default location from the factory is in the shared position. In the shared position, the service processor controls the port until the operating system is running, then the operating system takes control. The service processor can regain control of the port for user-configured dial-out situations or if the operating system is not available, but operating system control cannot be reestablished without resetting the server.
  • The xSeries 335 servers can address a maximum of 8 GB of system memory. by adding a 2 GB PC2100 CL2.5 ECC DDR SDRAM DIMM in each of the four DIMM slots. All supported system memory is addressable through direct memory access. The xSeries 335 server supports 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB PC2100 CL2.5 ECC DDR SDRAM DIMM. Memory must be populated in matched pairs. All supported DIMMs can coexist in the same system however Chipkill™ function is only active when 512 MB or higher DIMMs are used. Refer to Planning information section for supported memory options.
  • To ensure proper air flow for cooling, the xSeries 335 server requires a rack with a perforated door, such as the NetBAY42 SR or NetBAY25 SR. An alternative is to remove the front door of rack cabinets where the door panel is of solid construction.
  • Microprocessor SMP upgrades must be of the same type and clock speed. Mixing microprocessors of different speeds or cache size is not supported.
  • Chaining xSeries 335 servers is supported through a console. Chaining through a console switch is not currently supported.
  • Use the version of ServerGuide that is shipped with the system, or a later version, to load software and drivers. Earlier versions of ServerGuide may not be compatible with the server.

Refer to the Software requirements section for operating system limitations.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

xSeries 335 and related options

The xSeries 335 server and related options are designated as customer setup. Customer setup instructions are shipped with system and options.

Configuration information

Bay configuration

The xSeries 335 server contains four drive bays. The top bay on the left contains the standard 1.44 MB, 3.5-inch slim-high diskette drive, and the bay beneath contains the standard CD-ROM drive. Two 3.5-inch, slim-high, hot-swap bays (hot-swap models) located side-by-side from the center to the right side of the server support various hot-swap HDD installation. Models with standard non-hot-swap HDDs contain one 3.5-inch, slim-high bay for additional HDD expansion.

The 24x-10x IDE CD-ROM is cabled directly to the IDE port.

Cabling — Standard non-RAID configurations

xSeries 335 hot-swap models contain a DASD backplane supporting two hot-swap, SCA-2-compliant drive bays. The backplane is connected to the internal connector of the integrated Ultra320 SCSI controller through a 16-bit LVD SCSI cable.

Additional cabling alternatives

xSeries 335 non-hot-swap models contain a 40.0 GB EIDE HDD cabled directly to an integrated EIDE controller through a two-drop cable

In configurations where an external SCSI device attachment is required, a supported SCSI adapter or ServeRAID™ controller must be installed.

Rack installations

xSeries 335 1 U rack-drawer models are designed to be installed in a 19-inch rack cabinet designed for 28-inch deep devices, such as the NetBAY42U ER and NetBAY42U SR. Installation into some of the older Netfinity® racks (9306900, 9306910, 9306200) will require a rack extension kit for proper cable bend radius and cooling.

If an xSeries 335 server is mounted in a non-IBM rack, the rack must satisfy the following specifications:

  • The rack must meet EIA™-310-D standards for mounting flanges and hole locations.
  • The front to rear distance of the mounting flanges must be between 457.2 and 762 mm (18 and 30 in).
  • The thickness of the mounting flanges must be between 1.9 and 3.3 mm (0.08 and 1.3 in).
  • The mounting flanges must have either 7.1-mm (0.28-in) diameter holes or 9.6-mm (0.38-in) square holes on the standard EIA hole spacing.
  • The rack must have a minimum depth of 70 mm (2.76 in) between the front mounting flange and inside of the front door for appropriate cooling.
  • The rack must have a minimum depth of 157 mm (6.2 in) between the rear mounting flange and inside of the rear door to install the server and provide cable management space.
  • The minimum side-to-side clearance in the rack between the front and rear mounting flanges must be of 467 mm (18.2 in) to accommodate the width of the server and the slide mounting brackets.
  • The minimum side-to-side clearance in the rack between each door and the mounting flanges must be 484 mm (19.1 in) to accommodate the slide mounting brackets.
  • The rack must include perforated front and rear doors and must not prevent the flow of cool air into or out of the rack.
  • The weight-handling capacity of the rack must be able to support the maximum rack configuration, including all servers, external cables, PDUs, and so on.
  • The rack must provide proper stabilization so that the rack does not become unstable when servers are pulled out for service.

xSeries Cable Chaining Technology Cable Kit (06P4792) — Cabling considerations

Single or multiple xSeries 335 servers can be connected to a console through the use of the xSeries Cable Chaining Technology Cable Kit. A KVM chaining cable is standard with each xSeries 335 server. This 254 mm (10-inch) jumper cable is used to "chain" one server to another. The xSeries Cable Chaining Technology Cable Kit provides the interface to attach a keyboard, mouse, or monitor to the last xSeries 335 of the chain.

The xSeries Cable Chaining Technology Cable Kit supports the following devices:

  • IBM Two-Button Mouse (28L3673)
  • IBM 84-Key Space Saver Cost Reduced Keyboard (28L3644)
  • IBM T541 Compact Flat Panel TFT Display (9512)

The xSeries 335 server also works with the new IBM NetBAY ACT Local and Remote Console CAT-5 chaining solutions. Cables are available to convert the C2T port on the xSeries 335 to CAT-5 cable which, can be fed directly into one of the NetBAY Console Manager products.

Processor options

The xSeries 335 server is a 3.06 GHz Intel™ Xeon processor system that supports internal processing speeds of up to 3.06 GHz and processing operations to memory and the PCI bus at 133 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed 512 KB ECC L2 cache. This system supports SMP applications through installation in the second processor slot of xSeries 335 models with like processors.

Supported memory options

The following memory options are supported:

  • 512MB (2x256MB) PC2100 CL2.5 ECC DDR SDRAM DIMM (73P2868) Non-Chipkill RDIMM Kit
  • 512 MB PC2100 CL2.5 ECC DDR SDRAM DIMM (33L5038)
  • 1 GB PC2100 CL2.5 ECC DDR SDRAM DIMM (33L5039)
  • 2 GB PC2100 CL2.5 ECC DDR SDRAM DIMM (33L5040)

Power considerations

The xSeries 335 sever includes a standard 332-watt power supply. This power supply is capable of providing sufficient power to run the server fully configured with supported devices.

Cable orders: The dual 10/100/1000 Mbps, full duplex, Ethernet PCI controllers, standard with the xSeries 335, are connected directly to independent RJ-45 connectors. The RJ-45 connectors provides a 10/100/1000 Base-T interface (either at half or full duplex) 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 or higher 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 335 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

One box

  • System unit carton: system unit
    • System unit
    • Rack kit
  • Country unit carton
    • Power cord
    • xSeries 335 Installation Guide
    • Rack Installation Guide
    • ServerRAID Support Package
    • KVM chaining cable (10-inch/245 mm)
    • Velcro/cable tie package
    • CD-ROM packages15
15
Documentation, ServerGuide, IBM Director, Broadcom

The xSeries 335 server is shipped in a single package. The country kit carton is contained inside the top portion of the system unit carton.

Processor upgrade options

  • Intel Xeon processor
  • Safety instructions/warranty

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features include:

  • Power-on and privileged-access password functions provide controls of who has access to the data and server setup program on the server.
  • A set unattended boot mode allows the system keyboard to be locked to all entries except the password and at the same time allows other computers on the network to access the system disk drive.
  • A selectable boot sequence can be used to 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 a 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

This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA).

IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts, or new and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed.

Regardless, IBM warranty terms apply.

IBM Global Financing: Yes

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

In the United States, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), or write to:

    Warranty information
    P.O. Box 12195
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
    Attn: Dept JDJA/B203

Warranty period

System hardware — Three years

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 below for the machine. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone. You must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. 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) (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, HDD, and other easily replaceable parts) Service and On-site for other selected parts.

CRU service: IBM will ship CRU parts to you for your replacement. If IBM instructs you to return the replaced CRU, you are responsible for returning it to IBM in accordance with IBM's instructions. If you do not return the defective CRU, if IBM so instructs, within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement CRU, IBM may charge you for the replacement.

On-site service: IBM On-site Repair (IOR), 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, next-business-day (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-county service delivery is used.

Call IBM at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), to assist with problem isolation for hardware to determine if warranty service is required. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period.

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 601-034 , dated September 25, 2001.

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

Maintenance services — ServiceElect and ServiceSuite™

ServiceElect and ServiceSuite provide hardware warranty service upgrades, maintenance, and selected annuity support services in one agreement.

Warranty service upgrade: During the warranty period, warranty service upgrade provides an enhanced level of on-site service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of on-site service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed.

An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone. You must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. If applicable, parts that are considered CRUs will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU service.

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.

The following warranty service upgrade options are available:

  • On-site service — IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, 4-hour average response.
  • On-site service — IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4-hour average response.
  • On-site service — IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2-hour average response.

Maintenance service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone. You must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. 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.

CRU service: If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, HDD, and other easily replaceable parts), IBM will ship these parts to you for replacement by you. If IBM instructs you to return the replaced CRU, you are responsible for returning it to IBM in accordance with IBM's instructions. If you do not return the defective CRU, if IBM so instructs, within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement CRU, IBM may charge you for the replacement.

On-site service: IOR, 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.

The following on-site service options are available:

  • IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response.
  • IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, 4-hour average response.
  • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4-hour average response.
  • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2-hour average response.

Maintenance service (ICA)

Maintenance services are available 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 on-site service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of on-site service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed.

An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone. You must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. If applicable, parts that are considered CRUs will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU service.

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.

The following warranty service upgrade option is available.

  • On-site service — IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4-hour average response.

Maintenance service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone. You must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. 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.

CRU service: If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, HDD, and other easily replaceable parts), IBM will ship these parts to you for replacement by you. If IBM instructs you to return the replaced CRU, you are responsible for returning it to IBM in accordance with IBM's instructions. If you do not return the defective CRU, if IBM so instructs, within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement CRU, IBM may charge you for the replacement.

On-site service: IOR, 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.

The following on-site service options are available:

  • IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response.
  • IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4-hour average response.

Non-IBM parts support

Warranty service: IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts 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 repairs selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under a warranty service upgrade or maintenance services.

IBM Service provides 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 provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge. If IBM has Technical Service Agreements 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, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or maintenance services.

IBM hourly service rate classification: One

ServicePac® offerings

Warranty and maintenance options: The announced products may be eligible for ServicePacs for warranty and maintenance options, convenient prepackaged offerings for warranty service upgrades and maintenance services.

Installation services: The announced products may be eligible for ServicePacs for Installation Services, convenient prepackaged offerings for installation services. Refer to the Prices section for information on the availability of ServicePac offerings.

For additional ServicePac information, visit:

Rental offering: No

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 charges: No
 
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Prices

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.

                              Machine                     IBM
                              type/         Part          list
Description                   model         number        price(16)
 
xSeries 335
 
2.8 GHz, 512 MB,              8676-L1X      8676L1X       $1,949
 SCSI hot-swap
 open bay
2.8 GHz, 512 MB,              8676-L2X      8676L2X        1,829
 40.0 GB EIDE HDD
3.06 GHz, 512 MB,             8676-M1X      8676M1X        2,169
 SCSI hot-swap
 open bay
3.06 GHz, 512 MB,             8676-M2X      8676M2X        2,049
 40.0 GB EIDE HDD
16
IBM price; does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary.

ServicePac for warranty and maintenance

                                             Part
Description                                  number
 
1-year MA IOR 24 x 7                         69P9401
 2-hour average response
 
2-year MA IOR 24 x 7                         96P2120
 2-hour average response
 
3-year IOR 24 x 7                            21P2074
 2-hour average response
 
4-year IOR 24 x 7                            69P9245
 2-hour average response
 
5-year IOR 24 x 7                            69P9249
 2-hour average response
 
1-year MA IOR 24 x 7                         69P9400
 4-hour average response
 
2-year MA IOR 24 x 7                         96P2119
 4-hour average response
 
3-year IOR 24 x 7                            21P2073
 4-hour average response
 
4-year IOR 24 x 7                            69P9244
 4-hour average response
 
5-year IOR 24 x 7                            69P9248
 4-hour average response
 
1-year MA IOR 9 x 5                          69P9399
 4-hour average response
 
2-year MA IOR 9 x 5                          96P2118
 4-hour average response
 
3-year IOR 9 x 5                             21P2072
 4-hour average response
 
4-year IOR 9 x 5                             69P9243
 4-hour average response
 
5-year IOR 9 x 5                             69P9247
 4-hour average response
 
                                             Part
Description                                  number
 
1-year MA IOR 9 x 5                          69P9398
 NBD response
 
2-year MA IOR 9 x 5                          96P2117
 NBD response
 
4-year IOR 9 x 5                             69P9242
 NBD response
 
5-year IOR 9 x 5                             69P9246
 NBD response

For ServicePac prices, visit:

Maintenance service charges (ICA)

Alternative service (warranty service upgrades)

        IOR
       24 x 7
       4-hour
 
       $450

Maintenance services

        IOR                 IOR
       9 x 5               24 x 7
 
       $600                $900

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, please contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

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, both from 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:

Trademarks

 
ServerGuide, Chipkill, ServeRAID, EIA, and ServiceSuite are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
xSeries, SurePath, Netfinity, and ServicePac are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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