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IBM System x3455 -- AMD Opteron(TM) dual-core SMP capable server with high performance HTX and new SAS drives

Europe - Last revised on October 25, 2006


Table of Contents

Announcement Letter No. ZG06-0835 dated October 24, 2006.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key prerequisites
  • At a glance
  • Description
  • System x3455 related options
  • Accessibility by people with disabilities
  • Product positioning
  • Product number
  • These Options can be ordered with the Systems
  • Supplemental information

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

  • Announcement Letter No. ZG06-0835 dated October 24, 2006.


    Last revised on October 25, 2006.

    This Announcement has been updated in the following section:
     
    - Automatic Revision
     
    No changes to content
    

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


    Title


    IBM System x3455 -- AMD Opteron(TM) dual-core SMP capable server with high performance HTX and new SAS drives


    Overview

    The IBM System x3455 server excels at the compute-intensive applications used in high performance clustering environments. The highly manageable, ultrathin 1 U, rack-optimized platform is two-socket, four-core capable, for high performance at an affordable price.

    New dual-core AMD Opteron processors, AMD integrated memory controllers, and hypertransport technology, with the IBM eXtended Design Architecture deliver, a greater number of PCI-E and HTX low latency interconnects with large memory capacity then previous models.

    Power and scalability

    The System x3455 system offers state of the art processors, large memory capacity, high memory bandwidth, and HTX and PCI-E buses to power through core-, memory-, and I/O-intensive applications. Here are some of the features:

    • Dual-core Opteron model 2216 processor

    • Standard model includes:
      • 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC DDR2
      • SAS controller and two 73 GB SAS 15,000 rpm HDDs
      • Dual Gigabit Ethernet controllers

    • Twelve memory slots that support up to 48 GB on two-socket models, demanding applications, plus failover capability

    • Supports both 32- and 64-bit operating system

    • Supports PCI-E and HTX

    High availability

    The following high availability, manageability, and serviceability features help diagnose problems quickly, even from remote locations:

    • IPMI 2.0 integrated Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
    • Remote power control for accessing and managing your server remotely
    • TextConsole redirect with serial over LAN
    • Early warning of problems before they occur; Predictive failure analysis (PFA) on processors, voltage regulator module (VRM), memory, fans, power supply, and HDD options
    • Fast and easy servicing; Improved diagnostics and Diagnostic LED indicator

    Service and support

    • ServerGuide(2) and IBM Director
    • Web support(3)
    • Warranty: One year parts, customer replaceable unit (CRU) or on-site labor(4), limited warranty(5); optional warranty service upgrades
    • Warranty:

      Note: The 7986 is only available through special bid and should not be included in any announcement material. Three year parts, customer replaceable unit (CRU) or on-site labor(4), limited warranty(5); optional warranty service upgrades not be included in any announce material.

    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, Netfinity, OrderBUILDER, PartnerLink, Predictive Failure Analysis, ServerGuide, ServerProven, ServeRAID, Tivoli, Wake on LAN, and xSeries.

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    • The following are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation: Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT and Windows XP.
    • Intel, Pentium, and LANDesk are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
    • AMD Opteron is a trademark or registered trademarks of AMD Corporation.
    • Other company, product, or service names, may be a trademark or service mark of others.

    Notes:

    1. When referring to HDD or tape backup capacity, GB stands for 1,073,741,824 bytes. Total user capacity may vary depending on operating environments.
    2. The Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment software included as part of ServerGuide software, may be used for boot, diagnostic, setup, restoration, installation, configuration, test, or disaster recovery purposes only.

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

    3. Some programs may not be available in all countries.
    4. You may be asked certain diagnostic questions before a technician is sent.
    5. For information on IBM's Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.
    6. GHz and MHz denote the internal and/or external clock speed of the microprocessor only, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance.
    7. The information in IBM announcement letters is subject to change without notice, consult the IBM Sales Manual, or your IBM representative or reseller, for the most current information.
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    Key prerequisites

    • Monitor
    • Universal serial bus (USB) keyboard
    • USB mouse
    • Rack


    At a glance


    The System x3455 server has the power, scalability, control, and serviceability needed to handle compute-intensive applications in Linux clustering:

    • Ultrathin, rack-optimized, 1 U high
    • AMD Opteron dual-core processors with 1 MB of L2 cache per core
    • 2 GB standard PC2-5300 ECC double date rate (DDR2) RDIMM memory; addressable up to 48 GB
    • Standard two 73 GB(1) SAS 15,000 rpm HDDs and AMD Opteron 2216 processor
    • Integrated SATA controller and optional SAS controller included in this model to support two HDDs internally
    • PCI riser cards to support the following mix of cards:
      • One PCI-E x16
      • One PCI-E x8 or one HTX
    • Embedded systems management processor
    • Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet
    • One serial port (16550A-compatible),six USB ports (two front, four rear), two RJ-45 ports, and one video port

    Planned availability date

    November 7, 2006


    Description

    System x3455 related options

    The System x3455 has two processor sockets. Each of these sockets supports dual-core AMD Opteron processors. These processors are available at a range of speeds, up to 2.8 GHz(6). Each processor core has a seperate integrated full-speed, 1 MB L2 cache. This system supports the installation of a second processor using like processors.

    High-performance server subsystems  These servers are high-throughput, dual-core, two-socket AMD Opteron-based network servers with excellent scalability when you add memory and a second processor.

    A second processor socket on the system board supports the installation of a second processor. High-speed 667 MHz DDR SDRAM is optimized for processor-to-memory subsystem performance. The System x3455 server uses the ServerWorks HT2100 and HT1000 chipsets to maximize throughput from processors to memory. These new processors and chips provide:

    • HTX
    • PCI-Express
    • SATA
    • Broadcom 5704 Ethernet

    Standard System x3455 configurations

    
    
     _________________________________________________________________
    | Model           Processor    Memory Optical   HDD               |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    |7984-6BG    2.4 GHz 2MB 2216  2 GB   None   2 x 73 GB SAS        |
    |_________________________________________________________________|
    

    Additional features

    • System board contains twelve DIMM connectors supporting 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB of PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC DDR2 RDIMM.
      • Supports up to 48 GB of system memory
      • Memory interleaving using paired, identical memory DIMMs permits two DIMMs to be accessed at the same time, resulting in much higher memory bandwidth from main memory
      • Supports mixed memory sizes, as long as each DIMM pair is made up identical modules (same part number, same size, and same speed)
      • Features Chipkill memory (1 GB and larger DIMMS only)

      Note: Only dual processor systems support 48 GB of memory. Single processors only support 24 GB.

    • SATA controller, supporting SATA data storage up to 1 TB (two 500 GB SATA drives)

    • Optional SAS HDD support (standard in model 6Bx) supports 600 GB internally and can support addition drives externally

    • Dual full-duplex Broadcom 5704 Gigabit Ethernet PCI controllers speeding network communications to LAN clients

    The System x3455 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:

    • Scientific and technical computing
    • Linux clusters
    • Graphics rendering
    • Multivariate analysis (modeling and simulation)
    • Digital content creation
    • Financial
    • Automotive and aerospace

    High-availability and serviceability features   

    The System x3455 server subsystem delivers excellent reliability and serviceability features:

    • ECC DIMMs combined with an integrated ECC memory controller, integrated inside each processor, allow the system to correct all single-bit memory errors and some multi-bit memory errors
    • Chipkill memory, on all DIMMs except 512 MB, allows a failing memory chip on a memory DIMM to be taken offline without disruption to the system's memory, thus allowing normal system operation to continue
    • Processors have ECC on their L2 cache to improve data integrity and help reduce downtime
    • PFA on HDD options, memory, processors, VRMs, and fans to alert the system administrator of an imminent component failure
    • Dual Broadcom 5704 Gigabit Ethernet controllers support:
      • Failover, Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT)
      • PXE 2.0 Boot Agent
      • Wake on LAN
      • Load balancing or teaming
    • Worldwide, voltage-sensing 650-watt power supply features auto restart
    • Cooling blowers and fans for added reliability:
      • Two power supply fans
      • Three blowers for processors, memory, and HDD bays
      • Fan speed controls incorporated to reduce noise while reducing system temperatures
    • Embedded systems management processor for diagnostic, reset, power-on self-test (POST), and auto recovery functions; monitoring temperature, voltage, and fan speed; alerts generated when thresholds exceeded (refer to the Limitations section for restrictions)
    • Information LED panel gives visual indications of system well-being
    • CD-ROM diagnostics and a Diagnostic LED indicator help you find a failing component, which may reduce downtime and service costs
    • Easy access to system board, adapter cards, processor, and memory

    Expandability and growth   

    The System x3455 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, SATA, IDE, 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
    • Twelve DIMM connectors permit support for up to 48 GB of system memory when both processor sockets are populated
    • The following riser card configurations are available to support PCI-E and HTX I/O adapters:
      • One PCI-E x16 riser card
      • One HTX riser or one PCI-E x8 riser card
    • Internal data storage up to:
      • 1 TB (using two 500 GB SATA HDDs)
      • 600 GB (using two 300 GB SAS HDDs)
    • CD-RW/DVD optical drive on select models
    • ATI RN50B video controller with 16 MB of memory

    Systems management   

    The System x3455 server also features Cluster Systems Management Software and 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 potentially:

    • Reduced downtime
    • Increased productivity of IT personnel and end users
    • 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.

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

    • Access the server often regardless of its status
    • Inventory and display detailed system and component information
    • View server boot up 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 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 downtime

    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 System x 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 System x3455 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. IBM can help your company maintain ownership of technology leadership network servers.

    • IBM on-site, one-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.

    • 7986 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(7) program lets you confidently configure your server with various devices and operating systems. This program includes compatibility information from actual testing of the System x3455 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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          AND WARRANTED SOLELY BY THIRD PARTIES.
    

    Standard System x3455 configurations

    
    

    Accessibility by people with disabilities

    A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the products accessibility compliance can be requested via IBM's Web site at the following URL

    http://www-3.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


    Product positioning

    The IBM System x3455 server excels at compute-intensive applications and it is ideal for customers requiring large memory addressability and superior cluster performance at an affordable price.

    The highly manageable, ultrathin 1 U, rack-optimized platform offers impressive scalability including dual-socket, dual-core AMD Opteron 2000 series processors with HyperTransport technology (a high-speed, point-to-point link between each processor and the I/O subsystems that provides outstanding performance by bypassing many key bottlenecks) and an integrated memory controller in each processor reduces latency for faster memory access. The x3455 offers up to 48 GB of memory using industry-standard ECC (Error Checking and Correcting) PC5300 667MHz double data rate 2 (DDR II) memory with IBM Chipkill technology for high performance and reliability. Additionally, the x3455 feature IBM Xcelerated Memory Technology, which enables customers faster access to their data, and helps provide superior performance for large memory configurations with the ability to support 667 MHz memory access speed of fully populated memory. Dual integrated Gigabit Ethernet controllers are standard, as are IBMs eXtended I/O high-performance PCI Express (PCI-E) and HyperTransport (HTx) adapter slots. IBM eXtended I/O introduces a unique, highly-pipelined, cut-through design that when paired with the IBM Infiniband HTX adapter yields an extraordinary message rate over some competitive interconnects. Standard in the x3455 is an integrated Baseboard Management Controller (BMC), optimized for HPC cluster manageability, that enables the user to control the server easily, both locally and remotely.

    High-performance, two-socket, dual-core AMD Opteron models 2210, 2214, 2216, 2218, and 2220 SE enable you to protect your hardware investment with an easy migration path to quad-core computing with the IBM platform. 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:

    • Scientific and technical computing
    • Linux clustering
    • Graphics rendering
    • Multivariate analysis (modeling and simulation)
    • Digital content creation
    • Financial Risk Analysis
    • Automotive and aerospace

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


    Product number

                                              Order
     Description           Machine   Model    Number     EAN NUmber
     --------------------  -------   -----    --------   ------------------
     System x3455          7984      6BG      79846BG    50-50689-95986-6
     
    IBM X3455 MODELS
     
    X3455 MODEL DEFINITION
     
                           Memory Hard Disk/            Total
          AMD Opteron L2    ECC   PCI RAID              Slots Sys
    Model Processor  Cache  GB    SCSI Cntrl    Optical /Bays Mgt
    ----- ---------- ----- ------ ----------    ------- ----- -----
     
    7984
     
    6BG   2.4 GHz     2 MB  2 GB  2x73GB/SAS    Optional 2/3  Standard
          2216
     
    

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

    These Options can be ordered with the Systems

                                              Order
    Description                               Number   EAN Number
    --------------------------------------    -------  ---------------
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Arabic                                40K9585  50-50689-87941-6
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Arabic / French                       42C0101  50-50689-87942-3
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Belgium / French                      42C0102  50-50689-87936-2
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Belgium / UK                          42C0103  50-50689-87937-9
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Bulgarian                             42C0105  50-50689-87939-3
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Czech                                 42C0107  50-50689-87944-7
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Danish                                42C0109  50-50689-87946-1
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Dutch                                 42C0110  50-50689-87947-8
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB French                                42C0111  50-50689-87948-5
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB German                                42C0114  50-50689-87951-5
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Greek                                 42C0115  50-50689-87952-2
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Hebrew                                42C0116  50-50689-87953-9
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Hungarian                             42C0117  50-50689-87954-6
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Iceland                               42C0118  50-50689-87955-3
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Italy                                 42C0119  50-50689-87956-0
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Norway                                42C0123  50-50689-87960-7
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Poland                                42C0124  50-50689-87961-4
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Portugal                              42C0125  50-50689-87962-1
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Romania                               42C0126  50-50689-87963-8
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Russian / Cyrillic                    42C0128  50-50689-87965-2
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Serbian / Cyrillic                    42C0129  50-50689-87966-9
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Slovak                                42C0130  50-50689-87967-6
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Swedish / Finnish                     42C0131  50-50689-87968-3
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Swiss F/G                             42C0132  50-50689-87969-0
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB UK English                            42C0133  50-50689-87970-6
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB US Euro                               42C0137  50-50689-87974-4
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Turkish 440                           42C0138  50-50689-87975-1
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Turkish 179                           42C0139  50-50689-87976-8
     
    Power Cords
     
    European 10A C13 to CEE 7/7 2.8M Power Cord
    Option                                    39Y7917  50-50689-85276-1
    Denmark 10A C13 to DK2-5A 2.8M Power Cord
    Option                                    39Y7918  50-50689-85277-8
    Switzerland 10A C13 to SEV 1011 2.8M Power
    Cord Option                               39Y7919  50-50689-85280-8
    Isreal 10A C13 to SI 32 2.8M Power Cord
    Option                                    39Y7920  50-50689-85282-2
    Italy 10A C13 to CEE 7/7 2.8M Power Cord
    Option                                    39Y7921  50-50689-85281-5
    South Africa 10A C13 to SABS 164/1 2.8M Power
    Cord Option                               39Y7922  50-50689-85278-5
    United Kingdom 10A C13 to BS 1363 2.8M Power
    Cord Option                               39Y7923  50-50689-85279-2
    Universal Jumper Cord - 1.5 m             39Y7937  50-50689-85287-7
    IEC C13 to C20 2.5M Power Jumper Cord
    Option
                                              39Y7938  50-50689-85290-7
     
    


    Supplemental information



    Publications

    The following publications and CDs are shipped with the System x3455 server:

    • Installation Guide - This printed document contains instructions for setting up the server and basic instructions for installing some options.

    • User's Guide - This document is in Portable Document Format (PDF) on the IBM System x Documentation CD. It contains general information about the server, including information about features and how to configure the server.

    • Warranty and Support Information - This document is in PDF on the IBM System x Documentation CD. It contains information about the terms of the warranty and getting service and assistance.

    • Safety Information - This document is in PDF on the IBM System x Documentation CD. It contains translated caution and danger statements. Each caution and danger statement that appears in the documentation has a number that you can use to locate the corresponding statement in your language in the Safety Information document.

    • Rack Installation Instructions - This printed document contains instructions for installing the server in a rack.

    • Problem Determination and Service Guide - This document is in PDF on the System x Documentation CD. It provides diagnostic information, a Symptom-to-FRU index, service information, error codes, error messages, and configuration information for the server.

    • ServerGuide - Contains online publications and drivers to support the System x3455 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.

    To check for updated documentation and technical updates, visit

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

    Under Search technical support, type 7984 or 7986, and click Search.

    Note: Changes are made periodically to the IBM Web site. The actual procedure might vary slightly from what is described in this document.

    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 IBM Publications Center

    http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order/

    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.
    System x3455 Installation Guide


    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 

                             7984-6BG
                             -------------
      Processor (dual-core)  AMD Opteron 2216
       Internal speed -      2.4 GHz
       Number standard -     1
       Maximum -             2
      L2 cache (full speed)  2 x 1 MB
      Memory (667 MHz SDRAM) 2 GB ECC
       RDIMMs -              2x 1 GB
       DIMM sockets -        6
       Address capability    48 GB(8)
      Video -                SVGA
       Memory -              16 MB
      HDD controller         SAS
       Channels -            1
       Connector internal -  2
       Connector external -  1
      IDE controller -       IDE
       Channels -            2
       Connector internal -  2
       Connector external -  0
      HDD -                  2 x 73 GB SAS
      Total bays -           3
       5.25/3.5-in slim -    1
       3.5-in -              2
       3.5-in hot-swap -     0
       Internal capacity -   600 GB(9)
      Bays available         2
       5.25/3.5-in slim -    1
       3.5-in -              0
       3.5-in hot-swap -     0
      Total slots -          2(10)
       HTX or PCI-E x8       1
       PCI-E x16             1
      Slots available -      1
      Management processor   Standard
      Ethernet controller -  2x10/100/1k Mbps
      Optical (IDE) -        Optional
      Diskette drive -       0
      Power supply -         650 W
       Number standard -     1
       Hot-swap -            No
       Redundant power -     No
       Auto restart -        Yes
    

     (8)  Only dual processor systems support 48 GB of memory.  Single
          processors only support 24 GB.
    (9)   Capacities are based on installation of two 300 GB SAS HDDs.
    (10)  One of the card slots is PCI-E x16.  The other card slot is
          either PCI-E x8, but it can be converted to support an HTX
          option by replacing the standard PCI-E riser card with an HTX
          riser card.  Riser cards support I/O adapter sizes up to the
          size of half-length, full-height PCI-E card.
     
     
           For the latest information on supported HDD options, visit
    

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

    SAS 73 GB HDD specifications 

    • Formatted capacity: 73,400 million bytes
    • Average read seek time: <3.5
    • Burst transfer rate (maximum): 3.0 Gpbs
    • Average latency: 2.0 ms
    • Drive rotation speed (rpm): 15,000 rpm
    • PFA/S.M.A.R.T enabled: Yes
    • Interface: SAS

    SATA HDD characteristics - 80 GB SATA HDD 

    Video subsystem 

    • ATI RN50B graphics controller chip
    • Integrated on planar and connected to the PCI bus
    • Support for DDR1 SDRAM external memory
    • 128-bit graphics engine with 8, 16, and 24 bpp mode acceleration
    • 32 bpp (4G colors/true color) support
    • Integrated 350 MHz RAMDAC

    • DDC2B monitor communications support

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

     Microsoft(R) Windows 2000/2003 (32- and 64-bit) and Linux (all
     distributions)
     --------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Refresh
    Resolution        Colors  Rate (Hz)
     640 x 480 x 8     256    60, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 160, 200
     640 x 480 x 16    64K    60, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 160, 200
     640 x 480 x 32    16M    60, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 160, 200
     800 x 600 x 8     256    60, 70, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 160, 200
     800 x 600 x 16    64K    60, 70, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 160, 200
     800 x 600 x 32    16M    60, 70, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 160
    1024 x 768 x 8     256    60, 70, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 140, 150,
                              160, 200
    1024 x 768 x 16    64K    60, 70, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 140, 150,
                              160, 200
    1024 x 768 x 32    16M    60, 70, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100
    1280 x 1024 x 8    256    60, 70, 74, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120
    1280 x 1024 x 16   64K    60, 70, 74, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120
     
    

    Note: Some modes are not supported by all monitors. The maximum resolution supported is 1280 x 1024.

    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 14.6 kg (32 lb)

    o  Approximate Shipping dimensions and weight:
     
     Single Pack Dimensions        33 x 23.25 x 9.5 in
                                   (838 x 590 x 241 mm)
     Single Pack Weight            40 lbs 917 kg)
     Quantity per Pallet           10
     Pallet Load Dimensions        40 x 48 x 55 in
                                   (1016 x 1219 x 1397 mm)
     Pallet Load Weight            450 lbs (193 kg)
     Estimated Safe Stacking       2 high
     
    

    Electrical 

         100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 5.0 A
         200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 2.5 A
         Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
     
        Minimum configuration: 0.126 kVA
        Maximum configuration: 0.500 kVA
     
        Btu output:
     
        Ship configuration:  430 Btu/hr (126 watts)
        Full configuration: 1707 Btu/hr (500 watts)
    

    Noise 

         Acoustical noise emission level: Declared 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.

    System x3455 servers are intended for use as rack-drawer servers and are tested and designed to operate in a horizontal position.

    Standards   

    These systems support or comply with the following standards:

    • Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) specification 2.2

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

    Equipment approvals and safety

    • Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1
    • IEC-60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
    • CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950, and EN55024)
    • CISPR 22, Class A
    • TUV-GS (EN60950/IEC950/ZH-618)
    • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules (Class A) prior to product delivery

    Operating environment 

    • Temperature:
      • 10.0 to 35.0 degrees C (50 to 95 degrees F) (Server on)
      • 0.0 to 60.0 degrees C (-32 to 140 degrees F) (Server off)
    • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%
    • Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)
    • Heat output: 1707 Btu/hr (maximum configuration)
    • Electrical power:
      • 100 to 127 V ac, 0.500 kVA maximum
      • 200 to 240 V ac, 0.500 kVA maximum
    • Capacity of exhaust: 74 CFM (2.039 CMM)
    • Declared noise level: 6.5 bels (idling)


    General product/system description

    The System x3455 systems are enterprise LAN servers using industry- standard architectures.

    This rack platform contain dual-core AMD Opteron models 2000 series Opteron processors. They contain 2 MB L2 cache. All models have a minimum of 1 GB standard system memory.

    Standard features include integrated SATA controller, an integrated system management processor, an ATI RN50B video controller with 16 MB of video memory, two integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet controllers. Some models contain an optical (Combo) drive. SAS support is optional.

    Standard System x3455 configurations

     _________________________________________________________________
    | Model           Processor    Memory Optical   HDD               |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    |7984-6BG    2.4 GHz 2MB 2216  2 GB   None   2 x 73 GB SAS        |
    |_________________________________________________________________|
    

    • The System x3455 server 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 PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC DDR2 RDIMM in each of the twelve memory DIMM sockets. Only dual processor systems support 48 GB of memory. Single processors only support 24 GB.

    The System x3455 server contains three drive bays and two expansion slots. A single 650-watt power supply with auto restart capability is standard.

    • Three drive bays consist of two 3.5-inch bays and a 5.25-inch ultra-bay for optional optical drive.

    • System x3455 server contains:
      • One half-length PCI-E x16 expansion slot
      • One half-length PCI-E x8 or one half-length HTX explanation slot

    The System x3455 system standard features include:

    • Second socket for SMP AMD Opteron(TM)
    • Memory subsystem consists of PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC DDR2 RDIMM with an ECC memory controller on the processor card for error correction of single bit memory errors and some multi-bit errors
    • An ATI RN50B controller with 16 MB video memory
    • An imbedded systems management processor
    • Dual 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet controllers
    • One 650-watt, voltage-sensing, worldwide power supply
    • Time Of Day clock and battery
    • Standard Device Ports/Connectors:
        - Two Gigabit Ethernet ports using RJ-45 connector
        - One serial/asynchronous port
        - Six USB ports (two front, four rear)
     
    

    Operating and power controls, indicators and procedures

    Operating, power controls, indicators, and procedures are explained in the System x3455 server Installation Guide shipped with the product.

    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 are supported in the System x3455:

    • Microsoft
      • Windows 2003, Enterprise Edition (64-bit)
      • Windows 2003, Standard Edition (64-bit)

    • Linux
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64 and EM64T(10)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for x86
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for x86
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS for x86
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS (AMD64 and EM64T)(10)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES (AMD64 and EM64T)(10)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS (AMD64 and EM64T)(10)

      The following network operating systems are supported as preloads in the System x3455 server:

    • Linux:
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64/EM64T (10)
    (10) Certification is planned for these network operating systems

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

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


    Compatibility 

    The System x3455 server contains 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 System x3455 server and to maintain compatibility with many current software programs.

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

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

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

    Limitations 

    • The System x3455 server contains a single, configurable serial port. It can be configured to be operating-system controlled, service-processor controlled, or shared between the two.

    • To ensure proper air flow for cooling, the System x3455 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.

    • Use the latest version of ServerGuide that is available on the Web. 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  System x3455 and related options

    The System x3455 server and related options are designated as customer setup. Customer setup instructions are shipped with system and options.

    Configuration information

    Bay configuration

    The System x3455 server contains three drive bays. The optical disk drive bay is accessible from the front panel. The other two 3.5-inch bays for HDDs are not externally accessible. They are accessed by taking off the system's top cover.

    Cabling - Standard Non-RAID configurations

    Additional cabling alternatives

    Models containing HDDs are cabled directly to an integrated SATA or SAS controller. SAS models have an external SAS port for external SAS drives.

    Rack installations

    System x3455 server 1 U rack-drawer models are designed for installation in a 19-inch rack cabinet made for 28-inch deep devices, such as the NetBAY42U ER and NetBAY42U SR. Installation into some of the older Netfinity racks (9306900, 9306910, 9306200) requires a rack extension kit for proper cable bend radius and cooling.

    If an System x3455 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 (24 and 30 in).
    • The thickness of the mounting flanges must be between 1.9 and 3.3 mm (0.08 and 0.13 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 50 mm (1.97 in) between the front mounting flange and inside of the front door for appropriate cooling.
    • The rack must have a minimum depth of 166 mm (6.53 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.

    Processor options

    The System x3455 server is an AMD Opteron system that supports internal processing speeds of up to 2.8 GHz and processing operations to memory and the PCI bus at up to 2.8 GHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed 1 MB ECC L2 cache, per core. This system supports SMP applications through installation in the second processor slot of System x3455 models with like processors.

    Supported processor options

    The following processor options are supported:

    • System x3455 Opteron processor Model 2210 - (40K1208)
    • System x3455 Opteron processor Model 2214 - (40K1215)
    • System x3455 Opteron processor Model 2216 - (40K1210)
    • System x3455 Opteron processor Model 2218 - (40K1211)
    • System x3455 Opteron processor Model 2220 SE - (40K1209)

    Supported memory options

    The following memory options are supported:

    1 GB Kit (2 x 512 MB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC DDR2 FBDIMM        41Y2759
    2 GB Kit (2 x 1 GB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC DDR2 FBDIMM          41Y2762
    4 GB Kit (2 x 2 GB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC DDR2 FBDIMM          41Y2765
    8 GB Kit (2 x 4 GB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC DDR2 FBDIMM          41Y2768
    

    Power considerations

    The System x3455 server includes a standard 650-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 System x3455, are connected directly to independent RJ-45 connectors. The RJ-45 connectors provide 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 System x3455 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 

    • System Unit

    • Country Kit Carton
      • Power cord
      • System x3455 Installation Guide
      • Rack Installation Guide
      • CD-ROM packages(11)

    (11) Documentation, IBM Director, Broadcom, ServerGuide, ServeRAID, and diagnostics

    Note: The System x3455 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 

    • AMD Opteron processor
    • Safety instructions/warranty

    Supplies  None

    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.

    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

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

    Warranty Period 

    • System hardware (7984) - One year

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

    Warranty service   

    If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified 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) (Keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, HDD), and 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 yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge under the type of warranty service specified below, on-site service.

    Based upon availability, 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) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

    The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

    Battery
    Optical drive
    Lift handle kit
    Memory DIMM
    Memory expansion card
    Adapter cards
    Power cord
    Service label
    System labels
    Top cover
    Voltage regulator module
    

    On-site service   

    IBM On-site repair (IOR), 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, 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-country service delivery is used.

    International Warranty Service (IWS)   

    IWS is available during the warranty period to customers who travel or relocate to countries where their computer is sold and serviced by IBM or IBM resellers authorized to perform warranty service. Eligible IBM computers are identified by their four-digit machine type.

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

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

    http://www-3.ibm.com/pc/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.

    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                        PC Number            Part Number
    --------------------------------  ------------------   -------------
    3yr On-site Repair                PC686 e-ServicePac   - 43X3719
    9hr x 5 days x NBD Resp Target
     
    3yr On-site Repair                PC687 e-ServicePac   - 43X3720
    9hr x 5 days 4hr Resp Target
     
    3yr On-site Repair                PC688 e-ServicePac   - 43X3721
    24hr x 7 days 4hr Resp Target
     
    4yr On-site Repair                PC689 e-ServicePac   - 43X3722
    9hr x 5 days x NBD Resp Target
     
    4yr On-site Repair                PC691 e-ServicePac   - 43X3724
    24hr x 7 days 4hr Resp Target
     
    5yr On-site Repair                PC692 e-ServicePac   - 43X3725
    9hr x 5 days x NBD Resp Target
     
    5yr On-site Repair                PC693 e-ServicePac   - 43X3726
    9hr x 5 days 4hr Resp Target
     
    5yr On-site Repair                PC694 e-ServicePac   - 43X3727
    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 No. ZS06-0105 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.
    

    IBM Hourly Service Rate   
    Two

    National Language Support   

    NLS support is provided for many of the System x3455 components in the following languages:

    • U.S. English
    • German
    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish
    • Japanese
    • Brazilian-Portuguese
    • Simplified Chinese
    • Korean
    • Traditional Chinese (not committed)
    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 offering/capabilities: For more financing information, please visit

    www.ibm.com/financing


    External attachment

    Devices supported

    The IBM(R) System x3455 7984 is designed to maintain compatibility with the following IBM products. As a part of the ServerProven program, System x 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 System x servers can be accessed via the Web

    http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

    List of Products Supported HARDWARE OPTIONS Part Description Number System Memory 1 GB Kit (2 x 512 MB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC DDR2 FBDIMM 41Y2759 2 GB Kit (2 x 1 GB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC DDR2 FBDIMM 41Y2762 4 GB Kit (2 x 2 GB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC DDR2 FBDIMM 41Y2765 8 GB Kit (2 x 4 GB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC DDR2 FBDIMM 41Y2768 Microprocessor Upgrades System x3455 Opteron processor Model 2210 40K1208 System x3455 Opteron processor Model 2214 40K1215 System x3455 Opteron processor Model 2216 40K1210 System x3455 Opteron processor Model 2218 40K1211 System x3455 Opteron processor Model 2220 SE 40K1209 Fixed Disks / Diskette Drives / Storage IBM Portable 40GB USB 2.0 HDD with Rescue and Recovery 22P7196 IBM 80 GB 7,200-rpm Simple-swap SATA HDD 39M4500 IBM 160 GB 7,200-rpm Simple-swap SATA HDD 39M4504 IBM 250 GB 7,200-rpm Simple-swap SATA HDD 39M4508 IBM 500 GB 7,200-rpm 3.0 GB/sec SATA II HDD SS 39M4514 IBM Multiburner Ultrabay Enhanced Drive 39R7507 IBM CD-RW/DVD Combo Ultrabay Enhanced Drive 39Y6824 IBM USB Portable Diskette Drive 40K1692 IBM 73GB 10K U320 SAS (simple swap) 40K1045 IBM 146GB 10K U320 SAS (simple swap) 40K1046 IBM 300GB 10K U320 SAS (simple swap) 40K1047 IBM 73GB 15K U320 SAS (simple swap) 40K1049 IBM 146GB 15K U320 SAS (simple swap) 40K1050 IBM TotalStorage DS300 - Dual Controller (w) 17012RD IBM TotalStorage DS400 - Single Controller (w) 17001RS IBM TotalStorage DS400 - Dual Controller (w) 17002RD IBM TotalStorage DS300 - Single Controller LC 17011RL IBM TotalStorage DS300 - Single Controller 17011RS Communications NetXtreme II 1000 Express Ethernet Adapter (US P/N 39Y6066) NetXtreme 1000 Express G Ethernet Adapter 39Y6098 NetXtreme 1000 T Express Ethernet Adapter (w) 73P3501 Miscellaneous Cables / Rack 2 Gb Short Wave SFP Module (w) 13N1796 IBM 3M Console Switch Cable (PS/2) 31R3130 IBM 3M Console Switch Cable (USB) 31R3132 IBM Long KVM Conversion Option 39M2897 IBM Short KVM Conversion Option 39M2896 IBM USB Conversion Option 39M2895 IBM 1x4 port Console Switch 09N4290 IBM 2x8 port Console Switch 09N4291 IBM 1x8 Local Console Manager 17351LX IBM 2x16 Local Console Manager 17352LX IBM Global 2x16 Console Manager 17352GX IBM Global 4x16 Console Manager 17354GX Power DPI Universal Rack PDU 39Y8951 30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P connector 39Y8938 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 32A 2P+Gnd connector 39Y8935 DPI NEMA Rack PDU 39Y8905 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P connector 39Y8939 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 60A 2P+N+Gnd connector 39Y8940 DPI 30A Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU w/ Nema L6-30P 39Y8945 (208V) line cord DPI 32A Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU w/ IEC309 2P+N+G 39Y8941 (250V) line cord Other Devices IBM SAS HBA Controller 25R8060 HTX Riser Card 40K7462 IBM Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Device - Black - USB 40K5372 IBM Preferred Pro Keyboard- Full Width - Black - USB 40K9584 IBM 2 Button Optical Wheel Mouse - Black - USB 40K9200 IBM 3 Button Optical Mouse - Black - USB (w) 40K9201 IBM 25U Standard Rack 93072RX IBM 42U Standard Rack Extension 93074XX IBM 42U Standard Rack 93074RX NetBAY42 Enterprise Rack 93084RX NetBAY42 Enterprise Rack Expansion Cabinet 93084XX (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 the System x3455 OPERATING SYSTEMS Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (64-bit) Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition - (64-bit) Linux SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64 and EM64T(10) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for x86 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for x86 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS for x86 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS (AMD64 and EM64T)(10) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES (AMD64 and EM64T)(10) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS (AMD64 and EM64T)(10) (10) Certification is planned for these network operating systems


    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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