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IBM System x3500 servers feature fast 3.0 GHz/667 MHz, and 3.2 GHz /1066 MHz, 4 MB L2, Intel(r) Xeon(tm) processors deliver higher performance and scalability

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Table of Contents

Announcement Letter No. ZG06-0456 dated May 23, 2006.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key prerequisites
  • At a glance
  • Description
  • Related options
  • IBM PC2-5300 CL5 DDR2 Chipkill Memory Option Kit
  • IBM Redundant Power & Cooling Option - (39Y8487)
  • RSA-II SlimLine Adapter
  • High-performance server subsystems
  • High-availability and serviceability features
  • Expandability and growth
  • Integrated xSeries Adapter for iSeries, when supported
  • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
  • World-class support tools and programs
  • Product positioning
  • Product number
  • REMEMBER a line cord has to be ordered separatly for each model
  • These Options can be ordered with the Systems
  • Supplemental information

  • Publications
  • Supplemental information and publications
  • Services
  • IBM Integrated Technology Services
  • Technical information
  • Specified operating environment
  • General product/system description
  • Operating and power controls, indicators and procedures
  • Preload Option:
  • Planning information
  • Security, auditability and control
  • IBM Integrated technology services (IBM Global Services)
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Pricing
  • IBM Electronic Services
  • External attachment
  • Devices supported
  • Announcement countries

  • Announcement Letter No. ZG06-0456 dated May 23, 2006.


    Last revised on June 27, 2006.

    This Announcement has been updated in the following section:
     
     
    - Terms and Conditions
     
    

    See final section for details of availability and limitations, if applicable.


    Title


    IBM System x3500 servers feature fast 3.0 GHz/667 MHz, and 3.2 GHz /1066 MHz, 4 MB L2, Intel(r) Xeon(tm) processors deliver higher performance and scalability


    Overview

    With hot-swap power, redundant cooling fans, and greater systems management control, the System x3500 server features:

    • 667 MHz and 1066 MHz front-side bus (FSB) support
    • Three hot-swap fans standard and three additional with Redundant Power/Cooling Option
    • Two PCI-X 64-bit/133 MHz card slot, three PCI_Express, and one 32-bit/33 MHz card slot
    • Integrated Dual Gigabit Ethernet and Integrated RAID 5 support
    • FBD DDR2 ECC DIMMs, combined with an integrated ECC memory controller in core logic, that corrects many soft and hard single bit memory errors, and minimizes disruption of service to LAN clients(5)
    • Integrated systems management with optional upgrade to Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine
    • Light Path Diagnostics with a side cover visible Light Path panel

    Powered and scaled for On Demand Business growth

    • Powerful Dual Core 3.0 GHz/667 MHz or 3.2 GHz/1066 MHz Intel(r) Xeon(tm) processors with 2 x 2 MB (4 MB) L2 cache

    • 667 MHz and 1066 MHz FSB, yielding 667 MHz or 1066 MHz functional speed processor operations to memory and PCI bus

    • 1 GB of high-speed, two-way interleaved, PC5300 - 667 MHz ECC memory

    • High-speed, wide-bandwidth, two full-length PCI-X bus slot at 133 MHz , and one PCI 33 MHz slot

    • High-speed, wide-bandwidth, three PCI_E bus slots and one PCI 33 MHz bus slot

    • Dual Broadcom 5721 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and SAS/SATA support

    • Eight hot-swap drive bays; 2.4 TB total using 300 GB SAS HDD options, or 4.0 TB total using 500 GB SATA HDD options

    High availability for around-the-clock On Demand Business

    • Integrated systems management processor and support for the RSA II SlimLine option

    • Wake on LAN

    • ECC memory to detect double bit errors and correct single bit errors

    • Integrated Memory mirroring and on-line spare options

    Service and support perfected for On Deamnd Business

    • ServerGuide and IBM Director
    • IBM Server support and Web support (6)
    • Three-year, on-site(7) parts and labor, limited warranty(8)

    Trademarks:

    • The following are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation: IBM, Alert on LAN, e-business logo, HelpWare, LAN Client Control Manager, Light Path Diagnostics, Netfinity, OrderBUILDER, PartnerLink, Predictive Failure Analysis, ServerGuide, ServerProven, ServRAID, Tivoli, Wake on LAN, and xSeries.
    • The following are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation: Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT.
    • Intel, Xeon and LANDesk are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
    • Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

      For a list of additional trademarks, visit

      http://www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtm

    • Other company, products, or service names, may be trademarks or service marks of others.

    Notes:

    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. PC2-5300-555 DDR2 FBD SDRAM memory. DDR2 memory stands for double data rate, which means you get 4x data in the same clock cycle Actual data transfer is at 667 MHz.
    3. Actual playback speed varies and is often less than maximum.
    4. When referring to HDD or tape backup capacity, GB stands for 1,000,000,000 bytes and TB stands for 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. User capacity may vary depending on operating environments.
    5. Chipkill distributes information covered by error correcting code across separate memory chips. If any chip fails, the data can still be reconstructed from the remaining chips and the system can continue running.
    6. Some programs may not be available in all countries.
    7. With respect to on-site service, you may be asked certain diagnostic questions before a technician is sent.
    8. For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.
    9. The ASR function is currently supported on Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2003.
    10. IBM makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding non-IBM products and services that are ServerProven, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. These products are offered and warranted solely by third parties.
    11. System will support 48 GB of memory with the 4 GB memory DIMMs installed (when available).
    12. For the latest information on supported HDD options, visit:

      http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

    13. The information in IBM announcement letters is subject to change without notice, consult the IBM Sales Manual, or your IBM marketing representative or reseller, for the most current information regarding IBM products.

     (c) Copyright International Business Machines Corporation, 2001.
         All rights reserved.
    


    Key prerequisites

    • Monitor
    • Keyboard/mouse


    At a glance


    The System x3500 server features:

    • Powerful Dual Core 3.0 GHz/667 MHz, and 3.2 GHz/1066 MHz(1) Intel(R) Xeon(tm) processors with 4 MB L2 cache
    • 1 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 ECC system memory(2), 48 GB maximum
    • Eight ports SAS/SATA controller
    • One 835-watt power supply; optional hot-swap redundant power and cooling with hot-swap upgrade
    • Integrated systems management processor
    • Six PCI slots: Two 64-bit/133 MHz PCI-X, three PCI_Express slots and one PCI 33 MHz slot
    • Eleven drive bays: Standard diskette, 16x(3) DVD-ROM, tape drive, and eight hot-swap HDDs
    • Up to 2.4 TB(4) hot-swap SAS or 4.0 TB hot-swap SATA disk storage
    • Dual integrated Gigabit Ethernet controllers
    • SVGA video with 16 MB memory
    • Support for RSA II SlimLine adapter
    • 5 U tower industry-standard models, rack mount optional
    • Four USB, one integrated system management, two serial, one parallel, mouse, and keyboard ports, two 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports

    Planned availability date:

    • IBM System x3500 - July 07, 2006

    Description


    Related options

    Intel Xeon processor options

    • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5050 3.0 GHz/667 MHz - 4 MB L2 Cache (25R8926)

    • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5060 3.2 GHz/1066 MHz - 4 MB L2 Cache (25R8912)

    These processors are ideal for data-intensive applications that range from data mining to evolving Web services. Innovative technologies deliver processing speeds of 3.0 GHz, and 3.2 GHz with performance headroom for unpredictable server workloads and escalating computing needs.

    Intel Xeon processors with 4 MB L2 cache feature Intel NetBurst(tm) microarchitecture with Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T) increases overall throughput via a faster 1066 MHz system bus and enhanced level 2 cache. They also incorporate Hyper-threading Technology, and Enhanced Intel Speedstep (EIS) technology allowing them to execute more than one thread per processor. These enhancements add up to faster response times, support for more simultaneous users, and increased transaction workloads.

    These processor options support SMP applications when installed in the second processor slot of all System x3500 models with similar processors.

    IBM PC2-5300 CL5 DDR2 Chipkill Memory Option Kit

    • IBM 512 MB PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FBDIMM 667 MHz (39M5780)
    • IBM 1 GB PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FBDIMM 667 MHz (39M5783)
    • IBM 2 GB PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FBDIMM 667 MHz (39M5789)
    • IBM 4 GB PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FBDIMM 667 MHz (39M5795)

    Note. DDR2 ECC DIMMs, combined with an integrated ECC memory controller, corrects many soft and hard single-bit memory errors, and minimizes disruption of service to LAN clients.

    Chipkill distributes information covered by error correction coding across separate memory chips so if any of the chips fail, the data can still be reconstructed from the remaining chips and the system can continue running.

    Increased processor performance coupled with DDR memory enables you to retrieve and process information faster and more efficiently. DDR memory executes twice the number of operations per cycle than traditional SDRAM memory, effectively doubling the data exchange rate between memory and processors.

    IBM Redundant Power & Cooling Option - (39Y8487)

    The redundant power supply is designed to supply power for all systems. This option contains two rear hot-swap fans for redundant cooling.

    RSA-II SlimLine Adapter

    The optional RSA-II SlimLine card enables an additional server managenment feature, when it is installed on a reserved connector. The adapter adds accelerated graphics and delivers advanced control and monitoring features to manage your xSeries server at virtually any time, from any place. You can add this adapter card to the server through a connector that connects to the planar. It enables easy console redirection with text and graphics and keyboard and mouse (operating system must support USB) support over the systems management LAN connections. The RSA II SlimLine provides remote management and control of the system independent of the server status, in many cases even if the server is powered off or otherwise disabled.

    With video compression now built into the adapter hardware, it enables greater screen sizes and refresh rates that are becoming standard in the marketplace. With this feature you can display server activities from power-on to full operation remotely --- with remote user interaction at virtually any time.

    Features and benefits:

    • Continuously monitors system environmentals (temperatures and voltages), operating system status, critical system components such as processors, VRMs, memory, fans, power supplies and power backplanes (where supported by the system).
    • Video compression hardware is built in, eliminating drivers.
    • Faster graphics support makes monitoring and control more efficient.
    • Virtual CD and diskette enable you to configure and diagnose a server remotely without a visit from your IT staff.
    • RSA II SlimLine supports Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
    • Integrated with IBM Director and Director Agent.
    • Built-in LAN and serial connectivity supports virtually any network infrastructure.
    • Multiple alerting functions warn systems administrators of potential problems, through e-mail, pager support, LAN, or SNMP.
    • Can be installed on the system planar using a dedicated connector.

    High-performance server subsystems

    System x3500 servers are high-throughput, two-way, SMP-capable network servers with excellent performance scalability when you add memory and a second processor. They incorporate powerful Intel Xeon(tm) processors with 4 MB L2 cache. These flip-chip, land grid array 6 (FC-LGA6) processors feature advanced transfer L2 caches integrated onto the processor core and run at the same clock speed as the processor core.

    Two processor connectors are standard on the system board to support installation of a second processor. High-speed, 667/1066 MHz (bus speed runs at 166 MHz or 266 MHz but data is clocked on four edges yielding a transfer rate of either 667 MHz or 1066 MHz). PC2-5300 DDR2 FBDIMMs are optimized for 667 MHz processor-to-memory subsystem performance. The System x3500 server uses the Intel Blackford chipset to maximize throughput from processor to memory, and system I/O buses

    Standard xSeries 3500 configurations

     _____________________________________________________________________
    |  Model    Processor        Cache  Memory  SCSI Interface  Mechanical|
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------  |
    | 7977-12G   3.0 GHz/667 MHz  4 MB   1 GB    SAS            Tower     |
    | 7977-22G   3.2 GHz/1066 MHz 4 MB   1 GB    SAS            Tower     |
    |_____________________________________________________________________|
     
    

    Additional features:

    • Ability to upgrade to two-way SMP processing by adding a second processor of the same speed and processor type

    • System board that contains twelve DIMM connectors supporting 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB FBD DDR II-667 MHz SDRAMs
      • Two-way interleaved memory for improved performance (memory must be installed in matched pairs)
      • Up to 48 GB of system memory (with 4 GB memory DIMMs installed)

    • High-speed, wide-bandwidth, full-length PCI bus slots
      • Slot 1: PCI-E x8 slot, x4 links; 2GB/s bandwidth, half-length card support
      • Slot 2: PCI-E x8 slot, x8 links; 4GB/s bandwidth, full-length card support
      • Slot 3: PCI-E x8 slot, x8 links; 4GB/s bandwidth, full-length card support
      • Slot 4: PCI-X 64/133 slot, not hot-plug, full-length card support
      • Slot 5: PCI-X 64/133 slot, not hot-plug, full-length card support
      • Slot 6: PCI 33 slot, half-length card support

    • Eight port SAS controller that supports high-speed internal storage solutions

    • Dual full-duplex, Gigabit Ethernet controllers that speed network communications to LAN clients

    The x3500 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 the System x3500 server an excellent choice for stand-alone or clustered general-business application, file, and print server.

    High-availability and serviceability features

    • Redundant cooling includes:
      • Three hot-swap fans (single replaceable unit), and with one hot-swap 835W power supply option

    • One redundant power supply, one optional redundant power supply to support robust high-availability applications

    • Hot-swap HDD bays with SAS connectors

    • SAS controller to support up to 8 internal SAS/SATA HDD devices

    • FBD DDR2 ECC DIMMs, combined with an integrated ECC memory controller in core logic, to correct many soft and hard single-bit memory errors (using memory mirroring) while minimizing disruption of services to LAN clients

    • Memory hardware scrubbing to correct many soft memory errors automatically without software intervention

    • L2 cache processors to improve data integrity and help reduce downtime

    • PFA on processors and memory to help alert the system administrator of an imminent component failure

    • Support for optional Remote Supervisor Adapter for remote systems management through a Web-based browser

    • Six hot-swap redundant system cooling fans to cool system and enable replacement without powering down the server

    • Integrated systems management processor supports:
      • Fan monitoring and control
      • Power supply monitoring
      • Temperature monitoring
      • Voltage monitoring
      • Power on/off, reset sequencing
      • LED controls (Light Path Diagnostics support)
      • IPMI capability that allows you to accept commands and send status
      • Full interconnect and alerting via the integrated systems-management RS-485 ports (up to 24 ISMP servers) with use of optional RSA II SlimLine adapter
      • Remote firmware update
      • Numeric error logging

    • Information LED panel to give visual indications of system health

    • Light Path Diagnostics and on-board diagnostics for an LED map that provide error codes which are explained in the hardware maintenance manual

    • Easy access to system board, adapter cards, processor, and memory

    • CPU failure recovery in SMP configurations
      • Generates alerts error logs

    Expandability and growth

    The System x3500 server is a 5 U tower configuration engineered to meet the compactness of a 5 U rack drawer. SVGA video, SAS SCSI, and full-duplex Gigabit Ethernet are integrated on the system board.

    Features include:

    • System memory expansion to 48 GB (with 4 GB memory DIMMs installed)

    • Six adapter card slots, two 64-bit/133 MHz PCI-X, three PCI_Express 2 GB, and one 32-bit/33 MHz card slot

    • Eleven drive bays:
      • Eight 3.5-inch, HDDs, hot-swap drive bays; three 5.25 inch, half-high device bays;
      • Internal support for high-performance (up to 15,000 rpm) for up to 8 SAS/SATA HDDs and a high-capacity tape backup device
      • Up to 2.4 TB of internal data storage, using eight 300 GB SAS HDDs or 4.0 TB using eight 500 GB SATA hot-swap slimline (SL) HDDs

    These servers can handle applications for today and expand for future growth.

    Systems management   

    Integrated baseboard management controller (BMC):

    The System x3500 server includes an integrated baseboard management controller that provides industry-standard Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0-compliant systems management. BMC comes standard, and shares one of the two onboard Ethernet ports for access. BMC can be accessed via software that is compatible with IPMI 2.0 (such as xCAT). The BMC is implemented using industry-leading OSA firmware and applications.

    • Features and benefits
      • Monitoring of system and CMOS battery voltages
      • Monitor system temperatures
      • Fan speed control
      • Fan tachometer monitor
      • Good Power signal monitor
      • System ID and planar version detection
      • System power control
      • System reset control
      • NMI and SMI detection and generation (System Interrupts)
      • Serial port text console redirection
      • System LED control (power, HDD, error, heartbeat)

    In addition, you can purchase an optional RSA II SlimLine Adapter for additional systems management function.

    RSA II SlimLine adds accelerated graphics and delivers advanced control and monitoring features to manage your xSeries server (select models) at virtually any time, from virtually any place. You can add this card to your server using a connector to the planar. This adapter enables easy console redirection with text and graphics, keyboard and mouse (operating system must support USB) support over the systems management LAN connections.

    With video compression now built into the adapter hardware, you can have greater screen sizes and refresh rates that are standard in the marketplace. With this feature you can display server activities from power-on to full operation remotely with remote user interaction at virtually any time.

    The embedded Web server provides remote control from any standard Web browser. No additional software is required on the remote administrator's workstation. For users accustomed to a command-line interface (CLI), administrators can also use the CLI from a Telnet session to perform some of the functions that they can perform from the Web server. RSA II SlimLine delivers remote management and control of the system independent of the server status, in many cases even if the server is powered off or otherwise disabled.

    The RSA II SlimLine features are similar to the RSA II except for the following features:

    • Reset button is not accessible from the back of the system.

    • Mini-USB cable is no longer required; the adapter uses internal USB bus. The system has a designated systems management Ethernet port, activated only when RSA II SlimLine is installed.

    • External ac adapter is not required, the adapter uses standby power from system power supplies.

    • Status LEDs are not viewable externally.

    • The RSA II SlimLine no longer supports the previous RSA II interconnect function.

    • The RSA II SlimLine is required for use with the Integrated xSeries Adapter for iSeries, when used.

    IBM Director   

    x3500 servers feature 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.

    Potentially reduce costs through:

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

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

    • Tivoli Enterprise and Tivoli NetView
    • Computer Associates CA Unicenter TNG Framework
    • NetIQ
    • BMC Patrol
    • Microsoft SMS
    • Intel LANDesk Management Suite
    • HP OpenView Network Node Manager

    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 IBM Director Extensions, a portfolio of server tools that integrate into the Director framework and work with the integrated systems management processor to access environmental system information.

    The processor supervises the operating system status and the following system components and alerts the IT administrator to critical errors:

    • Fan monitoring and control; fan status and fan presence is monitored. Fan speed is controlled and automatically increased to maintain system cooling if temperature thresholds are exceeded. An alert is generated for:
      • Failure or if failure is predicted.
      • Installation or removal occurs.
      • Power supply condition changes for the power supply.
      • Temperature changes: CPU temperatures are monitored. An alert is generated if (preset) temperature warning thresholds are exceeded or restored and if critical temperature thresholds are exceeded. Soft and hard system shutdowns are automatically initiated if critical temperature thresholds are exceeded.
      • Voltage conditions change: CPU and power subsystem voltage thresholds are monitored. An alert is generated if over or under voltages occur.
      • LED controls (Light Path support): Light Path Diagnostics LEDs are illuminated in case of key component errors or failures to enable quick local diagnostics and servicing.
      • Flash update enables updates to the integrated systems management processor firmware.

    The integrated systems management processor supports upgrading to the optionally available RSA

    management capabilities:

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

    The IT administrator has comprehensive, virtual on-site control of xSeries servers and can remotely:

    • Access the server regardless of the status
    • Inventory and often 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
    • Run diagnostics, SAS/SATA and RAID setup during POST
    • Monitor thresholds on server health including:
      • Operating system load
      • POST time-out
      • Voltage
      • Temperature
    • Proactive alerts for critical server events including PFA on:
      • Processors
      • Memory
    • Define automated actions such as:
      • Send e-mail or a page to an administrator
      • Execute a command or program
      • Pop up an error message to the Director console
    • Monitor flash BIOS
    • Monitor and graph the utilization of server resources such as:
      • Memory
      • Processor
      • HDDs
      • Identify potential performance bottlenecks and react to prevent down time
      • Monitor, manage, and configure RAID subsystems without taking them offline

    Integrated xSeries Adapter for iSeries, when supported

    The System x3500 server is the newest server to be attached to an IBM i5 or iSeries server. A new Integrated xSeries Adapter (1519-200) attaches an x3500 to connect to an i5 or iSeries server. You can connect the iSeries family of servers to provide virtual storage, virtual Ethernet, and tape sharing to an attached x3500 server. You can easily integrate security, backup, and operations of a Microsoft Windows and OS/400 environment.

    Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)

    This open industry specification defines a flexible and extensible hardware interface for the system board. Software designers use this specification to integrate power management features throughout a computer system, including hardware, the operating system, and application software. This integration enables Windows to determine which applications are active and handle all of the power management resources for computer subsystems and peripherals.

    World-class support tools and programs

    The System x3500 server includes 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. IBM can help your company maintain ownership of technology leadership network servers.

    • Support is available by calling 800-IBM SERV (426-7378) in the U.S. and Canada for problem determination or placement of service calls for warranty.

    • IBM on-site, three-year limited warranty with next-business-day service (same-business-day service optionally available) protects your investment if a problem occurs. This service also includes replacement of parts identified through PFA.

    • The ServerProven(10) program enables you to configure your server confidently with various devices and operating systems. This Web-based program provides compatibility information from actual testing of the System x3500 server with various adapters and devices.

    • The ServerGuide CD includes utilities and drivers for assisted installation of popular network operating systems. Also included is a Broadcom Ethernet CD.

    • Electronic support on the Web provides additional support in an easy-to-use format.

    Product positioning

    The System x3500 server is positioned above the entry, two-way, x226 and below the four-way departmental tower x260. These servers contain additional fault tolerance through hot-swap redundant cooling, redundant power, PCI-X and support for PCI-Express. They also feature enhanced systems-management control. As universal servers, they are offered in flexible tower models and can be rack-mounted using a tower-to-rack conversion kit.

    With this server, two segments will be combined into one departmental and mission-critical space. The System x3500 server is a compact 5 U, two-way, SMP-capable Xeon processor-based platform designed with integrated high-availability features for mainstream network server applications.

    These servers are ideal for clients who require up to two-way 3.2 GHz/ 1066 MHz processing power, significant memory, high-availability, and large data storage scalability. High-speed memory, 64-bit and 32-bit PCI buses, eight SAS, hot-swap drive bays, and device bay for high-capacity tape drives make these servers ideal for mainstream network computing.


    Product number

                                                  Order
    Description                   Machine  Model  Number   EAN Number
    --------------------          -------  -----  -------  ----------------
    IBM System x3500              7977     12G    797712G  50-50689-92529-8
                                  7977     22G    797722G  50-50689-92530-4
     
    Model Conversions
     
    None
     
    Feature Conversions
     
    None
    

    IBM x3500 MODELS

    x3500 MODEL DEFINITION

                           Memory Hard Disk/     DVD       Total
          Xeon        L2    ECC   PCI RAID       ROM       Slots       Sys
    Model Processor  Cache  GB    SCSI Cntrl     (a) Video /Bays  LAN  Mgt
    ----- ---------- ----- ------ ----------     --- ----- ----- ----- ---
     
    12G   3.0 GHz     4 MB   1 GB   None/        16x  SVGA  6/11 E'net Std
          5050                      Hot-Swap
     
    22G   3.2 GHz     4 MB   1 GB   None/        16x  SVGA  6/11 E'net Std
          1066 MHz                  SAS
          5060                      Hot-Swap
     
    Note DVD is 16x
     
    Standard Features include:
     
     ServerGuide and IBM Director
     System x3500 Installation Guide
     Safety booklet
     DVD-ROM packages
    

    REMEMBER a line cord has to be ordered separatly for each model

    These Options can be ordered with the Systems

    IBM Preferred Pro Full-size
        Keyboard -- PS/2
        (Stealth Black)
     
    Arabic                          25R6969    50-50689-79206-7
    Arabic French                   25R6970    50-50689-79207-4
    Belgium/French                  25R6971    50-50689-79208-1
    Belgium/UK                      25R6972    50-50689-79209-8
    Bulgarian                       25R6974    50-50689-79211-1
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    Hebrew                          25R6985    50-50689-79222-7
    Hungarian                       25R6986    50-50689-79223-4
    Iceland                         25R6987    50-50689-79224-1
    Italy                           25R6989    50-50689-79226-5
    Norwegian                       25R6993    50-50689-79230-2
    Polish                          25R6994    50-50689-79231-9
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    Swedish/Finn                    25R7002    50-50689-06939-5
    Swiss, F/G                      25R7003    50-50689-06940-1
    Turkish  - 440                  25R7005    50-50689-06942-5
    Turkish  - 179                  25R7006    50-50689-06943-2
    UK English                      25R7007    50-50689-06944-9
    US Euro                         25R7008    50-50689-06948-7
    Yugoslav/latin                  25R7009    50-50689-06949-4
     
    

    Power Cords 

    IBM Power Cord Option 10Amp C13 to         90P4850    50-50689-06923-7
    CEE 7/7 2.8 M (European line cord)
    IBM Power Cord Option 10Amp C13 to         90P4851    50-50689-06924-4
    DK 2-5A 2.8 M (Denmark line cord)
    IBM Power Cord Option 10Amp C13 to         90P4852    50-50689-06925-1
    SEV 1011 2.8 M (Switzerland line cord)
    IBM Power Cord Option 10Amp C13 to         90P4853    50-50689-06926-8
    SI 32 2.8 M (Israel line cord)
    IBM Power Cord Option 10Amp C13 to         90P4854    50-50689-06927-5
    CEI 23-16VII 2.8 M (Italy line cord)
    IBM Power Cord Option 10Amp C13 to         90P4855    50-50689-06928-2
    SABS 164/1 2.8 M (South Africa line cord)
    IBM Power Jumper Cord Option               23K4809    50-50689-06937-4
    IEC C13 to C20 2.8 Meter
    IBM Power Cord Option 10Amp C13 to         90P4856    50-50689-06929-9
    BS 1363 2.8 M (United Kingdom line cord)
    


    Supplemental information



    Publications

    The following publications and CD-ROMs are shipped with the x3500 servers:

    • The System x3500 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 the System x3500.

    • ServerGuide CD contains drivers to support the System x3500 servers. In addition, it includes a set of easy-to-use utilities for assisted installation via CD of several popular network operating systems.

    • Publications CD and a Broadcom Ethernet Driver CD.

    • IBM ServRAID 8k CD.

    • 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 x3500 Installation Guide and Hardware Maintenance Manual, in U.S. English, are available at

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

    The IBM Publications Center Portal

    http://www.elink.ibmlink.ibm.com/public/applications/publications /cgibin/pbi.cgi

    The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.


    Supplemental information and publications

    • System x3500 Installation Guide

    • Documentation CD:
      • Option Installation Guide
      • Installation Guide
      • User's Guide
      • Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide

      All of these publications are available at

      http://www.ibm.com/eServer/xSeries/support/us

    Displayable softcopy publications

    The product books are offered in displayable softcopy form. The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material at no-charge. The files are shipped on the CD-ROM.

    These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager (TM) READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

    Source file publications

    The product books are offered in source file form as a no-charge feature. The source files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable material.

    These files can be used with the BookMaster and DCF-licensed programs to create unmodified printed copies of the manuals. The source files can also be used with the BookManager BUILD licensed program to create unmodified displayable softcopy manuals. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.


    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

    http://www.ibm.com/services/

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

    http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

    For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

    http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

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


    Technical information

    Specified operating environment

    Physical specifications 

    The x3500:

                            7977-12G        7977-22G
                            --------        ---------
     Processor              Xeon Dual Core  Xeon Dual Core
      Internal speed        3.0 GHz         3.2  GHz
      External speed        667 MHz         1066 MHz
      Number standard       1               1
      Maximum               2               2
     L2 cache (full-speed)  4 MB (2 x 2 MB) 4 MB (2 x 2 MB)
     Memory (PC2-5300-555)  1 GB ECC        1 GB ECC
      FBD                   2 x 512 MB      2 x 512 MB
                            Chipkill        Chipkill
      DIMM sockets          12              12
      Capacity              48 GB (11)      48 GB (11)
     Video                  SVGA            SVGA
      memory                16 MB           16 MB
     SAS/SATA controller    1               1
      Channels              2               2
      Connector internal    8               8
      Connector external    0               0
     HDD                    Open bay        Open bay
     Total bays             11              11
      5.25-in               3               3
      Hot-swap              8               8
      Internal capacity     2.4 TB(12)      2.4 TB (12)
                            or 4.0 TB (12)  or 4.0 TB (12)
     Bays available         10              10
      5.25 in               2               2
      Hot-swap              8               8
     Total PCI slots        6               6
      64-bit/133 MHz        2               2
      PCI_E slots           3               3
      32-bit/33 MHz         1               1
     Slots available        6               6
     System management      Standard (13)   Standard (13)
     Ethernet controllers   10/100/1000 Mb  10/100/1000
     DVD-ROM (IDE)          16x             16x
     Power supply           835 W (14)      835 W (14)
      Number standard       1               1
      Hot-swap              Yes             Yes
      Redundant power       Optional        Optional
     
      (13) These systems contain an integrated system management processor
           that provides a set of monitoring and alert features.  Refer
           to the Description section for details. For higher
           levels of system management support the Remote Supervisor
           Adapter is optionally available.
     
      (14) The 835-watt redundant power supply is designed to support
           all systems.
     
    

    16x DVD-ROM drive characteristics (3) 

    • Formatted capacity: 650 MB
    • Average access time including latency: Less than 85 ms
    • Sustained data transfer rate: 3,000 to 7,200 KB/s
    • Burst data transfer rate
      • ATA PIO mode 4: 16.6 MB/sec
      • ATA Multiword DMA Mode 2: 16.6 MB/sec
    • Technology: Full constant angular velocity (CAV)

    73.4 GB, 10,000 rpm HDD 

    Video subsystem 

    • ATI ES1000 Graphics Accelerator
    • Integrated on planar and connected to the PCI bus
    • 16 MB of embedded DDR1 video memory
    • 128-bit graphics engine with 8, 16, and 32 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

     Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) V4.0 and Windows(R) 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 32      16 million  60, 72, 75, 85
       800 x 600 x 8       256         60, 72, 75, 85
       800 x 600 x 16      64K         60, 72, 75, 85
       800 x 600 x 32      16 million  60, 72, 75, 85
      1024 x 768 x 8       256         60, 70, 75, 85
      1024 x 768 x 16      64K         60, 70, 75, 85
      1024 x 768 x 32      16 million  60, 70, 75, 85
     
    

    Note: NetWare and SCO drivers are contained in the respective operating system packages or bulletin boards.

    Dimensions 

               Tower
       -  Width:  216.0 mm (8.5 in)
       -  Depth:  700.0 mm (27.6 in)
       -  Height: 440.0 mm (17.31 in)
     
     Tower:
       -  Weight: 33.63 kg (74 lb) (minimum configuration)
       -  Weight: 45.90 kg (101 lb)  (maximum configuration)
     
    

    o  Approximate Shipping dimensions and weight for tower models:
     
         Single Pack Dimensions        L 39.4 x W 8.5 x H 17.31 in
                                        (1001 x 216 x 440 mm)
         Single Pack Weight            77.5 lbs (33 kg)
         Quantity per Pallet           3
         Pallet Load Dimensions        L 47.25 x W 39.4 x H 32.5 in
                                        (1200 x 1001 x 826 mm)
         Pallet Load Weight            272.4 lbs (117 kg)
         Estimated Safe Stacking       4 high
    

    Electrical 

       -  100 to 240 V ac; 50 Hz - 60 Hz; 10 - 5 A
       -  Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
             Minimum configuration: 0.60 kVA
             Maximum configuration: 0.88 kVA
       -  Btu output: ship configuration -  2013 Btu/hr (590 watts)
       -  Btu output: full configuration -  2951 Btu/hr (865 watts)
       -  Acoustical noise emission levels:
          - 5.5 bels (idling)
          - 6.0 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.

    These servers are intended for use as floor-standing servers and are tested and designed to operate in a horizontal position. These servers can also be used as a rack model with the optional rack install kit.

    Standards 

    These systems support or comply with the following standards:

    • Multiprocessor Specification (MPS) 1.4

    • Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) specification 2.2

    • Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI-X) specification v2.0

    • PCI-Express specification 1.0

    • SAS - SCSI

    • Hardware-enabled to meet the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9241, Part 3

    Equipment Approvals and Safety 

    • CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950, and EN550241)
    • CISPR 22, Class A
    • TUV-GS (EN60950/IEC950/ZH-618)
    • Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1
    • IEC-60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
    • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules (Class A) prior to product delivery
    • CB Certificate and CB Test Report

    Operating environment 

    o  Temperature:
       -  10.0 to 35.0 degrees C (50 to 95 degrees F) at 0 to 914 m
          (0 to 3,000 ft)
       -  10.0 to 32.0 degrees C (50 to 90 degrees F) at 914 to 2,133 m
          (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
     
    o  Relative humidity:  8% to 80%
     
    o  Maximum altitude: 2,134 m (7,000 ft)
     
    


    General product/system description

    The x3500 systems are enterprise LAN servers using industry- standard architectures. They contain a 32-bit and 64-bit PCI bus architecture:

    • A 32-bit PCI bus supports data transfer rates of up to 132 MB/s and runs at 33 MHz clock speeds.

    • A 64-bit PCI-X bus supports data transfer rates of up to 8.5 GB/s and runs at 133 MHz clock speed.

    This server contains either a dual core 3.0 GHz/667 MHz, or a dual core 3.2 GHz/1066 MHz Intel Xeon (tm) processor both with 4 MB (2 x 2 MB) L2 cache and supports a 8.5 GB/s data bus to the system.

    The processors with 667 MHz bus runs at 166 MHz and the processor with 1066 MHz bus runs at 266 MHz but clocked on all four edges yielding either 667 MHz or 1066 MHz functional speed and 4 MB advanced transfer (full speed) L2 cache.

    Additional standard features include 1 GB of system memory, integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet and 8 port SAS/SATA controller, an integrated system management processor, an SVGA video controller with 16 MB of video memory, 16x DVD-ROM and 1.44 MB diskette drive.

    Model configurations:

                                                       SCSI
    Model     Xeon Processor    Memory        HDD      Interface
    --------  ----------------- ------------  -------- --------
    7977-12G  3.0 GHz/667 MHz,  4 MB 1 GB ECC open-bay  SAS
    7977-22G  3.2 GHz/1066 MHz, 4 MB 1 GB ECC open-bay  SAS
     
    

    • The x3500 can be upgraded to SMP by adding a second processor of the same type, speed, and cache size.

    • System memory can be expanded to 48 GB by installing a 4 GB DIMM option in each of the twelve memory DIMM sockets

    • These models contain eight hot-swap bays and are shipped without HDDs to allow customers or remarketers to configure the server to meet various storage requirements depending upon the application.

    The x3500 provides eight storage expansion bays and six PCI expansion slots. The models have one standard 835 watt power supply and can support an optional xSeries 835 W Hot-Swap Redundant Power Supply for robust applications that require redundancy.

    • The eleven bays consist of eight, 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays, three 5.25-inch half-high drive bays, allowing access to renmovable media devices.
    • System x3500 contains six, PCI expansion slots:
      • Slot 1: PCI-E x8 slot, x4 links; 2GB/s bandwidth, half-length card support
      • Slot 2: PCI-E x8 slot, x8 links; 4GB/s bandwidth, full-length card support
      • Slot 3: PCI-E x8 slot, x8 links; 4GB/s bandwidth, full-length card support
      • Slot 4: PCI-X 64/133 slot, not hot-plug, full-length card support
      • Slot 5: PCI-X 64/133 slot, not hot-plug, full-length card support
      • Slot 6: PCI 33 slot, half-length card support

    The x3500 standard features include:

    • A 667 MHz front-side-bus Intel(r) Xeon(tm) processor with integrated 4 MB ECC advanced transfer L2 cache
    • Second socket for Intel Xeon processor
    • Memory subsystem consists of PC2-5300 ECC DDR2 FBDIMMs 667 MHz with an ECC memory controller
    • FBD DDR2 ECC DIMMs, combined with an integrated ECC memory controller ,corrects many soft and hard single bit memory errors, and minimizes disruption of service to LAN clients (memory must be installed in matched pairs)
    • An SVGA controller with 16 MB video memory
    • An integrated system management processor
    • Dual channel, SAS/SATA PC_E controller
    • Dual integrated Broadcom 5721 Gigabit Ethernet controllers
    • A 16x DVD-ROM drive
    • Time Of Day clock and battery
    • Standard Device Ports/Connectors:
        - Keyboard
        - Pointing Device
        - SVGA port
        - One parallel port
        - Two Ethernet port using RJ-45 connector
        - Two high speed serial/asynchronous port, (NS16550A
          compatible)
        - Four USB ports
        - System management processor ports; RS-485 port
          controller (two RJ-45 connectors)
     
     (1)  The Xeon(tm) GHz speed is the internal processor speed. External
          processor operations to system memory run at 667 MHz.
    

    Operating and power controls, indicators and procedures

    Operating, power controls, indicators, and procedures are explained in the System x3500 Installation Guide shipped with the product.

    Hardware requirements 

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

    • Keyboard
    • Mouse
    • HDD
    • Display ( C117, T115, T117 or equivalent)
    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 (E51, E54, E74, G78, LCD, or equivalent)
    When having the unit serviced, plan to have these components attached to your server either directly or indirectly via a console switch.

    Software requirements 

    Programming requirements   

    The following network operating systems are supported in the x3500 server:

     o  Microsoft        - Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
                         - Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
                         - Windows Server 2003
     
     
     o  Novell           - NetWare 6.5
     
     o  Santa Cruz
         Operation, Inc. - SCO OpenServer 6.0.0
                           SCO UnixWare 7.1.4
     
     o  VMware           - VMWare ESX 3.0
     
     o  Linux            - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for x86
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for AMD64/EM64T
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for x86
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for AMD64/EM64T
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS for x86
                           Red Ha t Enterprise Linux 4 WS for AMD64/EM64T
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 AS for x86
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 ES for x86
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 WS for x86
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 AS for AMD64/EM64T
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 ES for AMD64/EM64T
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 WS for AMD64/EM64T
                           SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64/EM64T
                           SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86
     
     
     
     Note: Certification is planned for these operating systems.
           For additional information on support, certification,
           and versions on network operating systems, visit
    

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

    Preload Option:

    The following network operating systems are supported as preloads in the xSeries 3500 server:

    Microsoft:

    • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32bit and 64bit)

    • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32bit)

    • Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition (32bit)

    Compatibility 

    The System x3500 server systems contain licensed system programs that include set configuration, set features, and test programs. System BIOS is loaded from a "flash" EEPROM into system memory. This BIOS provides instructions and interfaces designed to support the standard features of the x3500 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 x3500 servers, visit

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

    Contact your IBM representative, IBM Business Partner, or refer to the IBM Sales Manual for information on the compatibility of hardware and software for x3500 servers. The Sales Manual is updated periodically as new features and options are announced that support these servers.

    Limitations 

    • The System x3500 servers support a maximum of 48 GB of system memory when you add a 4 GB memory DIMM in each of the twelve DIMM slots. All supported system memory is addressable through direct memory access (DMA). The x3500 server supports 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB which are synchronized with processor FSB bandwidth (Bus speeds run at 266 MHz or 166 MHz, but data is clocked on four edges, yielding a transfer rate of 667 MHz.) DDR2 ECC SDRAM DIMMs. DIMMs must be installed in matched pairs. Refer to the Planning section for supported memory options.

    • Mixing microprocessors of different speeds or cache size is 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.

    Refer to the Software requirements section for operating system limitations.

    User group requirements   

    This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

    Planning information

    Customer responsibilities 

    Customer Setup  The x3500 servers are designated as customer setup. Customer setup instructions are shipped with systems and options.

    Configuration Information:

    Integrated RAID One Configuration

    Two manufacturing instructions (MI) enable you to setup a RAID-1 configuration. These instructions enable configuration via Odyssey (IBM.com).

    Bay configuration 

    The server contains 11 drive bays. The eight 3.5-inch hot-swap bays are located on the lower half of xSeries 3500 tower models. These bays are ready for various supported hot-swap drive option installation. The three bays on the top portion of tower models are designed primarily for removable media devices. One bay contains the CD-ROM drive, while the remaining two 5.25-inch half-high bays can support tape backup or other devices.

    SAS cabling considerations   

    The x3500 server contains two backplanes that supports eight hot-swap SAS drive bays. The backplanes are connected to the integrated SAS eight port controller through two mini SAS cables.

    ServeRAID 8k is a standard offering.

    The 16x DVD-ROM is cabled directly to the IDE port.

    External SCSI or SAS attachment

    To attach external SCSI devices, a supported SCSI adapter is required, (39R8743).

    In the configurations where an external SAS device attachment is required, a support SAS adapter is required (25R8060

    External serial attachment

    To attach an external serial cable RS-232, use the serial connector at the rear of the system.

    Processor upgrades

    The following processor upgrades are supported:

    • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5050 3.0 GHz/667 MHz - 4 MB L2 Cache (25R8926)
    • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5060 3.2 GHz/1066 MHz - 4 MB L2 Cache (25R8912)

    Supported memory options

    The following memory options are supported:

    • IBM 512 MB PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FBDIMM 667 MHz (39M5780)
    • IBM 1 GB PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FBDIMM 667 MHz (39M5783)
    • IBM 2 GB PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FBDIMM 667 MHz (39M5789)
    • IBM 4 GB PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FBDIMM 667 MHz (39M5795)

    Power supply requirements  These models contain one 835-watt power supply, which is a hot-swap power supply. One hot-swap supply has enough power to supply a fully loaded box. If redundancy is required, you should install additional power supplies to ensure sufficient power will be available. A fault light illuminates when a power supplies fails.

    Optional rack installations   

    These models are optionally installable as rack units and are designed so they can be installed in an industry-standard 19-inch rack cabinet such as the NetBAY42 or NetBAY25. The x3500 server system requires a rack mount kit for rack installation. In addition, it can also be installed in the deeper NetBAY42 ER.

    If you choose not to use an IBM rack, the cabinet must meet EIA-310-D standards for mounting flanges and hole clearances with front to rear mounting of 70 to 73 cm (27.5 to 28.5 in). The rack must provide sufficient room in front of the forward EIA flange to allow for bezel attachment. The standard for 310-D suggests 49 mm (1.9 in) clearance. It must also provide adequate room at the rear of the rack, behind the rear flange for cable management; the xSeries 236 server requires approximately 16.6 cm (6.5 in) in this space.

    The rack should 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 is 22.7 kg (50 lb). Finally, the rack must provide proper stabilization so that the rack does not become unstable when servers are pulled out of service.

    Cable orders 

    Dual Broadcom 5721 10/100/1000 Mbps, full-duplex Ethernet PCI_E controllers, standard with the x3500 server, are connected directly to two independent RJ-45 connector. The RJ-45 connectors provide a 10BaseT, 100Base-TX, or 1000Base-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 a UTP cable with RJ-45 connectors at both ends. For 100/1000 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 System x3500 server requires about 30 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 

    Product                Package Description                Boxes
    -----------------    -----------------------------------------------
    System x3500            System Unit Carton                    1
     
                             Contents:
                        -------------------
                            System Unit
     
    System x3500         Country Kit Carton
     
                            Contents:
                         -------------------
            Keyboard with attached cable
            Mouse with attached cable
            System unit power cord
            System x3500 Installation Guide
            System x3500 Users Guide
            ServerGuide and IBM Director
            DVD-ROM Packages
            Publications CD
            New Broadcom Ethernet Driver CD
            IBM ServRAID 8k CD
    

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

    Supplies   
    For end users:

    System x3500 servers can be purchased through dealers.

    Security, auditability and control

    Security and auditability features include:

    • Power-on and remote-control password functions provide controls of who has access to the data and server setup program on the server.

    • 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.

    • Mechanical lock allows the user to lock the system cover to prevent unauthorized personnel access to diskette drives or removable media (tower models only, security of rack drawer models is provided by the rack enclosure).

    • Selectable boot sequence prevents unauthorized installation of software or removal of data from the diskette drive.

    It is a customer's responsibility to ensure that the server is 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.

    IBM Integrated technology services (IBM Global Services)

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


    Terms and Conditions

    Warranty Period: 

    • System hardware - Three years

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

    Warranty Service   

    If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the Machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. 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") (e.g., keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive) Service is offered as detailed below and there is On-site Service for other selected parts.

    Customer Replaceable Unit ("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 yours or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge under the type of warranty service specified below, On-site Service.

    Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 1) retur instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2 may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defec CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

    The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

    • Bezel
    • Fillers
    • Shell
    • System Service Label
    • Rack Kit
    • DVD-ROM Combo
    • Tray, Media
    • Rear Panel, Card/Cable Asm
    • Management Module
    • Blower
    • Fan Pack
    • Power Supply
    • Line Cord
    • Cable, Serial Port

    On-site Service   

    IBM On-site Repair (IOR), 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, next business day response. IBM will repair the failing Machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide 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.

    International Warranty Service (IWS)   

    International Warranty Service (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:

    http://www-3.ibm.com/support/site.wss/warranty/warranty.vm
    Marketing Announcement letter ZS01-0168 dated September 25, 2001.

    NOTE: Due to the earth's magnetic field, cathode ray tube (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.

    IBM Hourly Service Rate   
    Two

    SERVICEPAC SERVICE UPGRADES
     
    The announced products are also eligible for ServicePac warranty
    upgrades. ServicePacs provide a higher level of service than that
    provided under the base IBM Machine Warranty.
     
    ServicePacs can be purchased from your IBM Business Partner and are
    specific to the machines/products listed.
     
              ServicePac
              Offering                PC No                Ordering Part
                                                           Number
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     
        3yr On-site Repair            PC640 e-ServicePac         - 12X6679
        9hr x 5 days 4hr Resp Target
     
        3yr On-site Repair            PC641 e-ServicePac         - 12X6680
        24hr x 7 days 4hr Resp Target
     
        4yr On-site Repair            PC642 e-ServicePac         - 12X6681
        9hr x 5 days 4hr Resp Target
     
        4yr On-site Repair            PC643 e-ServicePac         - 12X6682
        24hr x 7 days 4hr Resp Target
     
        5yr On-site Repair            PC644 e-ServicePac         - 12X6683
        9hr x 5 days 4hr Resp Target
     
        5yr On-site Repair            PC645 e-ServicePac         - 12X6684
        24hr x 7 days 4hr Resp Target
     
     ANNOUNCEMENT COUNTRIES FOR SERVICEPACS
     
     Announcement is restricted to the following countries:
     
     e-ServicePac
     
     Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czech Rep
     Denmark Finland France* Germany Greece
     Hungary Ireland Israel  Italy  Luxembourg
     Netherlands Norway  Poland  Portugal Romania
     Russia S.Africa Slovakia Slovenia Spain
     Sweden  Switzerland Turkey  UK**
     
     *Except overseas Territories
     **UK mainland Only
     
     IBM Announcement Letter ZS06-010544 dated February 17, 2006.
     See final section for details of availability and limitations,
     if applicable.
     
     MAINTENANCE
     
     The products in this document are also covered by Maintenance
     Agreements and ServiceSuite contracts.
    

    National Language Support   

    NLS support is provided for many of the System x3500 components in the following languages: U.S. English, Worldwide English (U.K.), French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese.

    The NLS support includes national language keyboard support, multi-lingual nomenclature, and translated documentation as required by the individual countries.

    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.


    Pricing

    For all local charges, contact your IBM Representative.

    IBM Global Financing  IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our 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 the Web at

    http://www.ibm.com/financing

    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. For more financing information, please visit

    www.ibm.com/financing


    IBM Electronic Services

    IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available on the IBM eServer platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent.

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

    The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

    To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit

    http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


    External attachment

    Devices supported

    The IBM(R) x3500 (models -12G,-22G,) are designed to maintain compatibility with the following IBM products. As a part of the ServerProven program, server compatibility listings are updated on the World Wide Web. Detailed information relative to IBM and non-IBM vendor devices, adapters, software and network operating systems supported with x3500 servers can be accessed via the Web by entering URL:

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

    List of Products Supported HARDWARE OPTIONS Part Description Number ----------------------------------------------- ------- IBM PC2-5300-555 DDR2 FBDIMM MEMORY OPTIONS: IBM 512 MB PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FBDIMM 667 MHz 39M5780 IBM 1 GB PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FBDIMM 667 MHz 39M5783 IBM 2 GB PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FBDIMM 667 MHz 39M5789 IBM 4 GB PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FBDIMM 667 MHz 39M5795 Microprocessor Upgrades Intel Xeon 5050 3.0 GHz/667 MHz - 4 MB L2 25R8926 Upgrade Processor Option with EM64T Intel Xeon 5060 3.2 GHz/1066 MHz - 4 MB L2 25R8912 Upgrade Processor Option with EM64T Fixed Disks / Diskette Drives IBM 73.4 GB 10K-rpm SAS HS 3.5" (MM carrier) HDD 40K1039 IBM 146.4 GB 10K-rpm SAS HS 3.5" (MM carrier) HDD 40K1040 IBM 300 GB 10K-rpm SAS HS 3.5" (MM carrier) HDD 40K1041 IBM 36.4 GB 15K-rpm SAS HS 3.5" (MM carrier) HDD 40K1042 IBM 73.4 GB 15K-rpm SAS HS 3.5" (MM carrier) HDD 40K1043 IBM 146.4 GB 15K-rpm SAS HS 3.5" (MM carrier) HDD 40K1044 IBM 80 GB 7200-rpm SATA HS HDD (US P/N 39M4518) IBM 160 GB 7200-rpm SATA HS HDD 39M4522 IBM 250 GB 7200-rpm SATA HS HDD 39M4526 Miscellaneous Cables IBM 3M Console Switch Cable (PS/2) 31R3130 IBM 3M Console Switch Cable (USB) 31R3132 IBM Short KVM Conversion Option 39M2896 IBM Long KVM Conversion Option 39M2897 IBM USB Conversion Option 39M2895 Monitors IBM C117 17" (15.9inch VIS) FST CRT 49387NX IBM T115 15" TFT LCD 494215X IBM T117 17" TFT LCD 494317X Tape IBM 80/160GB DDS Gen6 (US P/N 39M5636) IBM HH LTO2 Tape Option 39M5658 IBM 400/800GB LTO3 Tape Option 39M5657 IBM DDS/5 Tape Option 39M5656 IBM 160/320GB VXA3 Tape Drive 25R0045 Other Devices IBM xSeries Redundant Power and Cooling Option (US P/N 39Y8487) Remote Supervisor Adapter (RSA II) SlimLine 39Y9566 5U x 26" Tower To Rack Conversion Kit (US P/N 39Y8382) IBM NetBAY42 Enterprise Rack 93084RX IBM NetBAY42 Enterprise Rack Expansion Cabinet 93084XX IBM Linux Cluster Rack (w) 14104RX IBM 25U Standard Rack 93072RX IBM 42U Standard Rack Extension 93074XX IBM 42U Standard Rack 93074RX IBM Optical 3 Button Mouse USB (US P/N 40K9201) IBM 2 Button Optical Wheel Mouse - Black - USB 40K9200 IBM Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Device - 3m Cable (w) 40K5372 Black- USB- US English IBM Preferred Pro Keyboard- Full Width - 2m Cable - Black 40K9584 USB- US English IBM UPS 1000T LV 2130R3X IBM UPS 1000T HV 2130R4X IBM UPS 1500T LV 2130R5X IBM UPS 7500 XHV 21303RX IBM UPS 1500T HV 2130R6X IBM UPS 10000 XHV 21304RX IBM UPS 1000T JV 2130R8X IBM UPS 1500T JV 2130R9X IBM UPS 3U Online Battery Pack 39Y8857 (w) = Withdrawn Software Compatibility The following software products have been tested by IBM and software publishers in the latest available versions, and where appropriate, are or will soon be certified by the publisher to be compatible with this server. OPERATING SYSTEMS Software Publisher Description ------------------ ------------------------------------------ Microsoft - Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition - Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition - Windows Server 2003 Novell, Inc. NetWare 6.5 Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. SCO OpenServer 6.0.0 SCO UnixWare 7.1.4 VMware VMWare ESX 3.0 Linux Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for x86 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for AMD64/EM64T Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for x86 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for AMD64/EM64T Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS for x86 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS for AMD64/EM64T Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 AS for x86 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 ES for x86 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 WS for x86 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 AS for AMD64/EM64T Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 ES for AMD64/EM64T Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 WS for AMD64/EM64T SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64/EM64T SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86 The following network operating systems are supported as preloads in the xSeries 3500: Microsoft: Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32bit and 64bit) Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32bit) Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition (32bit) APPLICATION SOFTWARE Software Publisher Description ------------------ ----------------------------- Lotus Domino Application Server R5 IBM IBM Director


    Announcement countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from the same IBM announcement letters database.

    This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, please contact your IBM Representative or IBM Business Partner as appropriate.

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