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IBM System x3755 SMP-capable rack server supports new quad-core AMD Opteron(TM) processors

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Table of Contents

Announcement Letter No. ZG08-0385 dated May 20, 2008.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key prerequisites
  • At a glance
  • Description
  • System x3755 related options
  • Accessibility by people with disabilities
  • Product positioning
  • Product number
  • Supplemental information

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

  • Announcement Letter No. ZG08-0385 dated May 20, 2008.


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


    Title

    IBM System x3755 SMP-capable rack server supports new quad-core AMD Opteron(TM) processors


    Overview

    The System x3755 server is optimized for general business applications. The highly manageable, 4U, rack-optimized platform features up to four quad-core, SMP-capable processors for high memory-intensive performance at an affordable price. Flexible configurations with the IBM CPU Pass Thru card offer entry pricing and the ability to add redundant features as needed.

    Power and availability for On Demand Business

    The System x3755 system includes AMD Opteron processors, large memory capacity with Xcelerated Memory Technology(TM), high memory bandwidth, and PCI-X, PCI Express, and HTx technology buses to power through core-, memory-, and I/O-intensive applications.

    • New AMD quad-core 8000 Series Opteron processors

    • Up to 128 GB (32 x 4 GB), two-way interleaved, high-speed PC5300 667 MHz(1) (eight RDIMMs per processor) ECC DDR SDRAM RDIMM memory, featuring Xcelerated Memory Technology

    • Processor, heat sink, and eight memory DIMM slots on each processor card option

    • Integrated single-channel SAS controller

    • Up to 1.2 TB(2) of SAS HDD storage

    • Dual Gigabit Ethernet controllers, enabling high I/O capacity for demanding applications, plus failover capability

    • 32- and 64-bit applications using a 64-bit operating system

    • Embedded RAID-0, -1, or -10 HDD mirroring on all models with optional RAID-5 support available

    • Support for PCI Express, PCI-X, and HTx technology

    • Support for optional Remote Supervisor Adapter II Slimline

    • Support for redundant power supply and cooling options

    High availability for around-the-clock operation

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

    • IPMI 2.0 integrated systems management processor
    • Remote power control for accessing and managing your server remotely
    • TextConsole redirect over serial or LAN connection
    • Early warning of problems before they occur through predictive failure analysis (PFA) on processors, memory, fans, power supply, and HDD options
    • Pull-down, front-panel light path diagnostic for fast and easy service

    Outstanding service and support

    • ServerGuide, IBM Director, and Active Energy Manager(TM)
    • Web support
    • Warranty(3): Three years, customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site service(4), limited warranty; optional warranty service upgrades available

    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, Active Energy Manager, System x, and xSeries.

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    • Lotus, Lotus Notes, and Domino are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
    • 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. GHz and MHz denote the internal and/or external clock speed of the microprocessor only, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance.
    2. When referring to HDD or tape backup capacity, GB stands for 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total user capacity may vary depending on operating environments.
    3. 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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         All rights reserved.
    

    Key prerequisites

    • Monitor
    • USB keyboard and mouse
    • Rack

    Note: Users will likely need a USB diskette drive to install device drivers or to save and restore such operating system features as Automatic System Recovery (ASR) settings.


    At a glance


    The System x3755 server has the power, flexibility, and availability needed to handle compute-intensive applications in high-performance or business performance computing:

    • Rack-optimized, 4U high
    • AMD Opteron processors with 512 KB of L2 cache per core and 2 MB L3 cache
    • Two-way interleaved Chipkill, PC5300 667 MHz ECC double data rate (DDR) SDRAM RDIMM memory; addressable up to 128 GB
    • Choice of configurations -- Flexible, hot-swap, serial attached SCSI (SAS) open bay models that support up to four drive bays
    • 1 or 4 GB memory standard
    • Single-channel SAS controller for high-speed, internal disk storage solutions up to 1.2 TB with RAID-1, -0, or -10 standard
    • System configurations that include seven I/O slots:
      • One PCI Express x16
      • Two PCI Express x8
      • One PCI Express x4
      • Two PCI-X (one at 133 MHz or two at 100 MHz)
      • One HTx
    • DVD in all models
    • One or two 1500-watt ac-to-dc hot-swap power supplies
    • Three hot-swap fans standard with option for redundant kit
    • Embedded systems management processor
    • Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet
    • One serial port (16550A-compatible), three USB ports (two front, one rear), and two RJ-45 ports

    Planned availability dates:

    • June 12, 2008: Quad core Opteron(TM) processor Model 8350, Quad core Opteron(TM) processor Model 8356, 71631RU, and 71633RU

    • July 7, 2008: Quad core Opteron(TM) processor Model 8360 SE, 71635RU, and 7163E5U


    Description


    System x3755 related options

    2.0 GHz, 2 MB L2, 2 MB L3 cache, 115 W quad-core Opteron processor model 8350 upgrade (44R6298) supports internal processing speeds of 2.0 GHz and external processing operations to memory at 667 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed, 512 KB of L2 cache per core and 2 MB L3 cache.

    2.3 GHz, 2 MB L2, 2 MB L3 cache, 115 W quad-core Opteron processor model 8356 upgrade (43W7406) supports internal processing speeds of 2.3 GHz and external processing operations to memory at 667 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed, 512 KB of L2 cache per core and 2 MB L3 cache.

    2.5 GHz, 2 MB L2, 2 MB L3 cache 137 W quad-core Opteron processor model 8360 SE upgrade (43W7408) supports internal processing speeds of 2.5 GHz and external processing operations to memory at 667 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed, 512 KB of L2 cache per core and 2 MB L3 cache.

    The System x3755 server is an AMD Opteron system that supports internal processing speeds of up to 2.5 GHz and processing operations to memory at up to 667 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed 2 x 2 MB cache. This system supports SMP applications through installation of up to three additional like-processors in the System x3755 models.

    In addition, four PCI Express slots, two PCI-X slots, and one HyperTransport expander slot are available.  

    High-performance server subsystems   

    These high-throughput servers feature quad-core, four-socket, SMP-capable AMD Opteron processors for excellent scalability.

    You can install one to four option processor cards in the System x3755 server. Processor-to-memory subsystem performance is optimized for high-speed 667 MHz DDR 2 SDRAM, and supports up to 128 GB of memory. The System x3755 server uses the HT2100 and HT1000 chipsets to maximize processor-to-system I/O throughput. Seven system I/O slots are available:

    • Four PCI Express
    • Two PCI-X
    • One HyperTransport expansion

    Additional features

    • System memory can be expanded to 128 GB.
      • Includes eight DIMM connectors per processor card that support 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB of PC5300 CL3 ECC DDR SDRAM RDIMM
      • Adds three processor cards and 32 x 4 GB PC5300 667 MHz SDRAM RDIMMs
      • Uses interleaved memory populated with two DIMMs at a time with DIMMs of the same size
      • Supports mixed memory sizes in pairs
      • Features Chipkill memory

    • Single-channel, 64-bit, SAS controller that supports high-speed communication at up to 320 MB/s, and Low-Voltage Differential SCSI (LVDS) internal storage solutions up to 1.2 TB.

    • Dual full-duplex Broadcom 5708 Gigabit Ethernet PCI controllers speed network communications to LAN clients.

    The System x3755 subsystems are tuned to maximize processor-to-system I/O throughput. These features, combined with SMP capability, make this server an excellent choice for:

    • Scientific and technical computing
    • Financial analysis
    • Linux clustering
     

    High-availability and serviceability features   

    The System x3755 server subsystem delivers excellent reliability and serviceability features:

    • Four hot-swap HDD bays with SCA-2 connectors supporting SAF-TE functions
    • ECC RDIMMs combined with an integrated ECC memory controller correcting many soft and hard single-bit memory errors, while minimizing disruption of service to LAN clients
    • Chipkill memory for the detection and correction of many multi-bit memory errors, helping keep the server up and running while taking the inoperative memory offline
    • ECC L2 cache processors to improve data integrity and help reduce downtime
    • PFA on HDD options, memory, processors, and fans to alert the system administrator of an imminent component failure
    • Dual Broadcom 5708 Gigabit Ethernet controllers that support:
      • Failover, Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT)
      • PXE 2.0 Boot Agent
      • Wake on LAN
      • Load balancing or teaming
    • Worldwide, voltage-sensing 1500-watt, ac-to-dc hot-swap power supplies
    • Up to six hot-swap cooling fans for added reliability:
      • Two fans for I/O area and HDD bays
      • Four system fans for processors and memory
      • Incorporated fan speed controls to reduce noise while reducing system temperatures
    • Embedded systems management processor for diagnostic, reset, power-on self-test (POST), and auto recovery functions; monitoring of temperature, voltage, and fan speed; and generation of alerts when thresholds are exceeded (refer to the Limitations section for restrictions)
    • Informational LED panel that gives visual indications of system well-being
    • CD-ROM diagnostics and a diagnostic LED indicator to help you find a failing component, which may help reduce downtime and service costs
    • Easy access to system board, adapter cards, processor, and memory

    Expandability and growth   

    The System x3755 server contains high levels of function and storage capacity for a 4U, 19-inch rack-drawer package. It supports customer installation of adapters, processors, memory, and HDD options. Functions (such as SVGA video, SAS SCSI, 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
    • Thirty-two DIMM connectors capable of support for up to 128 GB of system memory
    • Internal data storage up to 1200 GB (using four 300 GB SAS HDDs)
    • DVD drive
    • ATI RN50b video controller with 16 MB of memory

    Systems management   

    The System x3755 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 potententially:

    • 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 IBM 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
    • Help identify potential performance bottlenecks and react to prevent downtime

    IBM Director Agent delivers 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
    • NetIQ
     

    World-class support tools and programs   

    The System x3755 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 customer replaceable unit (CRU) and 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(5) program lets you confidently configure your server with various devices and operating systems. This program includes compatibility information from actual testing of the System x3755 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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    Standard System x3755 configurations

     _________________________________________________________________
    | Model     Processor    L2 Cache    Memory  HDD   HDD     Power  |
    |                                           Iface          Supply |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 7163-1RG  2 X 2.0 GHz    512 KB/Core  4 GB  SAS  Open bay  one  |
    |           Opteron 8350    2 MB total        RAID                |
    | 7163-3RG  2 X 2.3 GHz    512 KB/Core  4 GB  SAS  Open bay  one  |
    |           Opteron 8356    2 MB total        RAID                |
    | 7163-5RG  2 X 2.5 GHz    512 KB/Core  4 GB  SAS  Open bay  one  |
    |           Opteron 8360SE  2 MB total        RAID                |
    |_________________________________________________________________|
    

    Note: DVD/CD-RW included in all models

    System x3755 Express Model

    Accessibility by people with disabilities

    A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

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


    Product positioning

    High-performance, four-socket, SMP-capable network servers with AMD Opteron processors help to protect your hardware investment with an easy migration path from 32- to 64-bit computing. At the same time, the server can handle emerging applications requiring maximum computing power and function in 4U of rack space. These applications include:

    • Scientific and technical computing
    • Linux clustering
    • Financial analysis computing
    • Digital content creation

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


    Product number

     Description           Machine     Models       Part Number
     --------------------  ----------  --------     -----------
     System x3755          7163        1RG          71631RG
                           7163        3RG          71633RG
                           7163        5RG          71635RG
     
                                                       Part
    Description                                        Number
    -------------------------------------              -------
     Quad Core Opteron Processor Model 8350            44R6298
      2.0 GHz 2 MB L2 2 MB L3 Cache 115w
     Quad Core Opteron Processor Model 8356            43W7406
      2.3 GHz 2 MB L2 2 MB L3 Cache 115w
     Quad Core Opteron Processor Model 8360 SE         43W7408
      2.5 GHz 2 MB L2 2 MB L3 Cache 137W
     
     _________________________________________________________________
    | Model     Processor    L2 Cache    Memory  HDD   HDD     Power  |
    |                                           Iface          Supply |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 7163-1RG  2 X 2.0 GHz    512 KB/Core  4 GB  SAS  Open bay  one  |
    |           Opteron 8350    2 MB total        RAID                |
    | 7163-3RG  2 X 2.3 GHz    512 KB/Core  4 GB  SAS  Open bay  one  |
    |           Opteron 8356    2 MB total        RAID                |
    | 7163-5RG  2 X 2.5 GHz    512 KB/Core  4 GB  SAS  Open bay  one  |
    |           Opteron 8360SE  2 MB total        RAID                |
    |_________________________________________________________________|
    

    Note: DVD/CD-RW included in all models

    REMEMBER A LINE CORD, A KEYBOARD and A MOUSE HAVE TO BE ORDERED SEPARATELY 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
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    USB US Euro                               42C0137  50-50689-87974-4
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    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 x3755 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 Server Documentation CD. It contains general information about the server, including information about features and how to configure the server.

    • Warranty and Support Information . This PDF document on the IBM Server Documentation CD contains information about the terms of the warranty and how to receive service and assistance.

    • Option Installation Guide . This PDF document on the IBM Server Documentation CD contains detailed instructions for installing, removing, and connecting optional devices that the server supports.

    • Safety Information . This PDF document on the IBM Server Documentation CD 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.

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

    • Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide . This document available from the IBM Support Web site contains information to help you solve problems yourself as well as information for service technicians.

    • ServerGuide . This document consists of online publications and drivers to support the System x3755 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 . This systems-management software is included.

    To check for updated documentation and technical updates, visit

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

    Under Search technical support, type x3755, 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 following publications and CDs are shipped with the System x3755 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 Server Documentation CD. It contains general information about the server, including information about features and how to configure the server.

    • Warranty and Support Information. This PDF document on the IBM Server Documentation CD contains information about the terms of the warranty and how to receive service and assistance.

    • Option Installation Guide. This PDF document on the IBM Server Documentation CD contains detailed instructions for installing, removing, and connecting optional devices that the server supports.

    • Safety Information. This PDF document on the IBM Server Documentation CD 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.

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

    • Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide. This document available from the IBM Support Web site contains information to help you solve problems yourself as well as information for service technicians.

    • ServerGuide. This document consists of online publications and drivers to support the System x3755 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. This systems-management software is included.

    To check for updated documentation and technical updates, visit

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

    Under Search technical support, type x3755, 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.

    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 Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

    http://publib14.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems

    IBM Publications Center Portal

    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 x3755 Installation Guide


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    Technical information

    Specified operating environment

    Physical specifications 

                                   7163-1RG          7163-3RG
                                   -------------     -------------
      Processor (quad-core)        Opteron 8350 115w  Opteron 8356 115w
       Internal speed -            2.0 GHz           2.3 GHz
       External speed -            2000 MT/s         2000 Mt/s
       Number standard -           2                 2
       Maximum -                   4                 4
      L2 cache per core            512 KB            512 KB
      L2 cache total               2 MB              2 MB
      L3 cache total               2 MB              2 MB
      Memory (667 MHz SDRAM)       4 GB ECC          4 GB ECC
       RDIMMs -                    4 x 1 GB          4 x 1 GB
       DIMM sockets -              8                 8
       Address capability          128 GB(6)         128 GB(6)
      Video -                      SVGA              SVGA
       Memory -                    8 MB              8 MB
      HDD controller               SAS               SAS
       Channels -                  1                 1
       Connector internal -        1                 2
       Connector external -        0                 0
      IDE controller -             IDE               IDE
       Channels -                  1                 1
       Connector internal -        1                 1
       Connector external -        0                 0
      HDD -                        Open Bay          Open Bay
      Total bays -                 4                 4
       3.25-in SAS                 4                 4
       Internal capacity -         1.2 TB(7)         1.2 TB(7)
      Bays available               4                 4
       3.25-in SAS                 4                 4
      Total slots -                7                 7
       PCI-X 64-bit/133 MHz        2                 2
       PCI-E x4, x8, x16           4                 4
       Hyper Transport Expander    1                 1
      Slots available -            7                 7
      Management processor         Standard          Standard
      RSA-II SlimLine   -          Optional          Optional
      ServeRAID 8i      -          Standard          Standard
      Ethernet controller -        2x10/100/1k Mbps  2x10/100/1k Mbps
      DVD/CD-RW    -               24x-10x           24x-10x
      Diskette drive -             0                 0
      Power supply -               1500 W (8)        1500 W (8)
       Number standard -           1                 1
       Number maximum  -           2                 2
       Hot-swap -                  Yes               Yes
       Redundant power -           Yes               Yes
       Auto restart -              Yes               Yes
    
                                   7163-5RG
                                   -------------
      Processor (quad-core)        Opteron 8360SE 137w
       Internal speed -            2.5 GHz
       External speed -            2000 Mt/s
       Number standard -           2
       Maximum -                   4
      L2 cache per core            512 KB
      L2 cache total               2 MB
      L3 cache total               2 MB
      Memory (667 MHz SDRAM)       4 GB ECC
       RDIMMs -                    4 x 1 GB
       DIMM sockets -              8
       Address capability          128 GB(6)
      Video -                      SVGA
       Memory -                    8 MB
      HDD controller               SAS
       Channels -                  1
       Connector internal -        2
       Connector external -        0
      IDE controller -             IDE
       Channels -                  1
       Connector internal -        1
       Connector external -        0
      HDD -                        Open Bay
      Total bays -                 4
       3.25-in SAS                 4
       Internal capacity -         1.2 TB(7)
      Bays available               4
       3.25-in SAS                 4
      Total slots -                7
       PCI-X 64-bit/133 MHz        2
       PCI-E x4, x8, x16           4
       Hyper Transport Expander    1
      Slots available -            7
      Management processor         Standard
      RSA-II SlimLine   -          Optional
      ServeRAID 8i      -          Standard
      Ethernet controller -        2x10/100/1k Mbps
      DVD/CD-RW    -               24x-10x
      Diskette drive -             0
      Power supply -               1500 W (8)
       Number standard -           1
       Number maximum  -           2
       Hot-swap -                  Yes
       Redundant power -           Yes
       Auto restart -              Yes
    
     (6)   Capacities are based on installation of four processor cards
           and 8 x 4 GB RDIMMs installed in each card.
     (7)   Capacities are based on installation of four 300 GB HDDs
     (8)   Wattage is dependent on input voltage: 110 V ac input
           provides 750 W output, 220 V ac input provides 1500 W.
     

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

     

    Video subsystem 

    • ATI RN50b graphics controller chip
    • Integrated on planar and connected to the PCI bus
    • Support for DDR2 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 Windows 2000/2003 (32- and 64-bit) and Linux (all distributions)  
    +---------------+------------------------+ | Resolution | Refresh Rate (Hz) | +---------------+------------------------+ | 640 x 480 | 60, 72, 75, 85 | | 800 x 600 | 60, 72, 75, 85 | | 1024 x 768 | 60, 70, 72, 75 | +---------------+------------------------+  
     

    Dimensions 

    • Width: 483 mm (19 in)

    • Depth: 711 mm (28 in)

    • Height: 178 mm (7 in)  

    • Weight:
      • Minimum configuration: 29.5 kg (65 lb)
      • Maximum configuration: 43.2 kg (95.25 lb)
      • Mounting rails with cable management arm: 7.9 kg (17.50 lb)

    o  Approximate Shipping dimensions and weight:
     
     Single Pack Dimensions        998 mm x 603 mm x 394 mm
                                   39.3 in x 23.75 in x 15.5 in
     Single Pack Weight            52.2 kg (115 lbs)  (Fully loaded)
     Quantity per Pallet           4
     Pallet Load Weight            230 kg (505 lbs) (includes pallet)
     Estimated Safe Stacking       2 high
     Pallet Load Dimensions        1200 mm x 1000 mm x 940 mm
                                   47.25 in x 39.37 in x 37 in
    

    Electrical 

    • 100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 4.0 A

    • 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 2.0 A

    • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
      • Minimum configuration: 0.966 kVA
      • Maximum configuration: 1.820 kVA

    • Btu output:
      • Ship configuration: 683 Btu/hr (200 watts)
      • Full configuration: 6297 Btu/hr (1844 watts)

    • Acoustical noise emission level: Sound power levels
      • 6.5 bels (idling)
      • 6.5 bels (operating)

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

    System x3755 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, GOST R 51318.22-99, GOST R 51318.24-99, GOST R 51317.3.2-99, GOST R 51317.3.3-99
    • IEC-60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
    • CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950, and EN55024,EN61000-3-2, and EN61000-3-3)
    • 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: 6297 Btu/hr (maximum configuration)
    • Electrical power:
      • 100 to 127 V ac, .966 kVA maximum per power supply
      • 200 to 240 V ac, 1.82 kVA maximum per power supply
    • Capacity of exhaust: 52 CFM (1.472 CMM)
    • Noise level: 6.5 bels (idling)


    General product/system description

    Description

    The System x3755 is an AMD Opteron system that supports internal processing speeds of up to 2.5 GHz and processing operations to memory at up to 667 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed ECC 512 KB of L2 cache per core and 2 MB L3 cache. This system supports SMP applications through installation of up to three additional like-processors in the System x3755 models.

    In addition,four PCI-Express slots, two PCI-X slots, and one Hyper Transport Expander slot are available.  

    High-performance server subsystems   

    These servers are high-throughput, quad-core four-socket SMP-capable AMD Opteron-based network servers with excellent scalability.

    High-performance server subsystems   

    These servers are high-throughput, quad-core four-socket SMP-capable AMD Opteron-based network servers with excellent scalability.

    Two connectors are standard on the system board to support installation of a second processor. High-speed 667 MHz DDR SDRAM is optimized for processor-to-memory subsystem performance. The System x3755 server uses the ServerWorks HT1000 and HT2100 chipsets to maximize throughput from processors to memory. These new chips provide:

    • PCI-Express
    • PCI-X
    • SAS
    • BCM5708C Ethernet

    Standard System x3755 configurations

     _________________________________________________________________
    | Model     Processor    L2 Cache    Memory  HDD   HDD     Power  |
    |                                           Iface          Supply |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 7163-1RG  2 X 2.0 GHz    512 KB/Core  4 GB  SAS  Open bay  one  |
    |           Opteron 8350    2 MB total        RAID                |
    | 7163-3RG  2 X 2.3 GHz    512 KB/Core  4 GB  SAS  Open bay  one  |
    |           Opteron 8356    2 MB total        RAID                |
    | 7163-5RG  2 X 2.5 GHz    512 KB/Core  4 GB  SAS  Open bay  one  |
    |           Opteron 8360SE  2 MB total        RAID                |
    |_________________________________________________________________|
    

    Note: DVD/CD-RW included in all models

    Additional features

    • System board contains eight DIMM connectors per processor card supporting 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB of PC5300 CL3 ECC DDR SDRAM RDIMM.
      • Supports up to 128 GB of system memory
      • Interleaved memory populated with two DIMMs at a time with the same size DIMM
      • Supports mixed memory sizes in pairs
      • Features Chipkill memory
      • System memory can be expanded to 128 GB by installing four processor cards and a 4 GB PC5300 667 MHz ECC DDR SDRAM RDIMM in each of the eight DIMM sockets.

    • Single-channel, 64-bit, SAS controller supporting high-speed up to 320 MB/s, and Low-Voltage Differential SCSI (LVDS) internal storage solutions up to 600 GB.

    • Dual full-duplex Broadcom 5708 Gigabit Ethernet PCI controllers speeding network communications to LAN clients

    The System x3755 subsystems are tuned to maximize processor to system IO throughput. These features combined with SMP capability make this server an excellent choice for:

    • Scientific and technical computing Financial Analysis
    • Linux clustering

    High-availability and serviceability features   

    The System x3755 server subsystem delivers excellent reliability and serviceability features:

    • Four hot-swap HDD bays with SCA-2 connectors supporting SAF-TE functions
    • ECC RDIMMs combined with an integrated ECC memory controller correcting many soft and hard single-bit memory errors, while minimizing disruption of service to LAN clients
    • Chipkill memory for the detection and correction of many multi-bit memory errors, helping keep the server up and running while taking the inoperative memory offline
    • ECC L2 cache processors to improve data integrity and help reduce downtime
    • PFA on HDD options, memory, processors, and fans to alert the system administrator of an imminent component failure
    • Dual Broadcom 5708 Gigabit Ethernet controllers support:
      • Failover, Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT)
      • PXE 2.0 Boot Agent
      • Wake on LAN
      • Load balancing or teaming
    • Worldwide, voltage-sensing 1500 watt AC to DC hot-swap power supplies
    • Up to six hot-swap cooling fans for added reliability:
      • Two fans for I/O area and HDD bays
      • Four system fans for processors, and memory
      • 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 help reduce downtime and service costs
    • Easy access to system board, adapter cards, processor, and memory

    Expandability and growth   

    The System x3755 server contains high levels of function and storage capacity for a 4 U, 19-inch rack-drawer package. It supports customer installation of adapters, processors, memory, and HDD options. Functions (such as SVGA video, SAS SCSI, 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
    • Thirty-two DIMM connectors capable of support for up to 128 GB of system memory
    • Internal data storage up to:
      • 1,200 GB (using four 300 GB SAS HDDs)
    • DVD drive
    • ATI RN50b video controller with 16 MB of memory

    Systems management   

    The System x3755 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 potententially:

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

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

    IT administrators have comprehensive, virtual on-site control of IBM 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
    • Help 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 x3755 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, 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 x3755 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.
    (7) IBM MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING
        NON-IBM PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THAT ARE SERVERPROVEN.
        INCLUDING BUT NOT IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
        FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  THESE PRODUCTS ARE OFFERED
        AND WARRANTED SOLELY BY THIRD PARTIES.
    

    Operating and power controls, indicators and procedures

    Operating, power controls, indicators, and procedures are explained in the System x3755 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 

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

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


    Compatibility 

    The System x3755 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 x3755 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.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

     

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

    Limitations 

    • The System x3755 server contains a single, configurable serial port. It can be configured to be operating-system controlled, service-processor controlled, or shared between the two. You can set the configuration by changing the header location to which the internal serial cable is plugged. The default location from the factory is in the shared position. In the shared position, the service processor controls the port until the operating system is running, then the operating system takes control. The service processor can regain control of the port for user-configured, dial-out situations or if the operating system is not available, but operating system control cannot be reestablished without resetting the server.

    • If using the Remote Supervisor Adapter II Slimline: The maximum resolution supported is 1280 x 768.

    • To ensure proper air flow for cooling, the System x3755 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 x3755 and related options

    The System x3755 server and related options are designated as customer setup. Customer setup instructions are shipped with system and options.  

    Configuration information Bay configuration

    The System x3755 server contains four drive bays, stacked vertically under the operator panel and DVD drive.

    DVD is cabled directly to the IDE port.

    Cabling - Standard Non-RAID configurations

    System x3755 hot-swap models contain a DASD backplane supporting four hot-swap, SCA-2-compliant drive bays. The backplane is connected to the internal connector of the integrated SAS controller through a 16-bit, low-voltage differential SAS cable.

    Additional cabling alternatives

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

    Rack installations

    System x3755 server 4U 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 x3755 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 adequate 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 x3755 server is an AMD Opteron quad-core system that supports internal processing speeds of up to 2.5 GHz and processing operations to memory of up to 667 MHz. The quad-core processor contains an integrated, full-speed ECC 512 KB of L2 cache per core and 2 MB L3 cache. This system supports SMP applications through installation of up to four total processors in the System x3755.

    Supported processor options

    The following processor options are supported:

    • Opteron(TM) processor 2.2 GHz 4x512KB L2 2MB L3 - (43W7405)
    • Opteron(TM) processor 2.3 GHz 4x512KB L2 2MB L3 - (43W7406)
    • Opteron(TM) processor 2.5 GHz 4x512KB L2 2MB L3 - (40K7408)
     

    Supported memory options

    The following memory options are supported:

    • 1 GB (2x512MB Kit) PC5300 667 MHz ECC DDR SDRAM RDIMM (41Y2759)
    • 2 GB (2x1GB Kit) PC5300 667 MHz ECC DDR SDRAM RDIMM (41Y2762)
    • 4 GB (2x2GB Kit) PC5300 667 MHz ECC DDR SDRAM RDIMM (41Y2765)

    Other options:

    • Redundant fan kit - 3 fans (40K7545)
    • Processor passthru card (40K7547)

    Power considerations

    The System x3755 server includes a standard 1500-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 x3755, 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 x3755 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:
      • System x3755 Installation Guide
      • Rack Installation Guide
      • CD-ROM packages(10)
      • Rail kit
     
    (10) Documentation, IBM Director, Broadcom, ServerGuide, ServeRAID, and diagnostics  

    Note: The System x3755 server is shipped in a single package. The country kit carton is contained inside the top portion of the system unit carton. The rail kit is also shipped in 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)

    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

    • Three years

    • Optional features - Three years

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

    The following have been designated as consumables or supply items; therefore, not covered by this warranty:

    • None

    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 Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

    The type of service is Customer Replaceable Unit (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive) Service and On-site Service.

    Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service   

    IBM provides a replacement CRU 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. A CRU is designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU. Installation of a Tier 1 CRU 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, a CRU will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

    The following have been designated as a Tier 1 CRU:

    • Battery
    • Blank filler
    • Cable-management arm
    • Hard disk drive
    • Hot-swap fan
    • Hot-swap power supply
    • Lift handle kit
    • Memory DIMM
    • Memory expansion card
    • Optical drive
    • PCI adapter
    • PCI divider
    • Power cord
    • Service label
    • Service processor
    • System label
    • Top cover
    • Voltage regulator module

    On-site Service   

    This provides On-site Repair, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response. IBM or your reseller will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. On-site Service is not available in all countries, and some countries have kilometer or mileage limitations from an IBM service center. In those locations where On-site Service is not available, the normal in-county service delivery is used.

    International Warranty Service   

    International Warranty Service (IWS) is available in selected countries or regions.

    The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased.

    Under IWS, warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the IWS-eligible machine type in the servicing country and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

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

    http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/ warrantyform?brandind=5000008

    Marketing Announcement letter ZS01-0168 dated September 25, 2001.

    Licensing   

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

     
    SERVICEPAC FOR WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE OPTIONS
     
    The announced products are also eligible for ServicePac for Warranty
    upgrades. These ServicePacs provide a higher level of service than that
    provided under the basic IBM machine warranty.
     
    IBM BUSINESS PARTNERS AND DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS
     
    ServicePacs can be purchased from IBM Business Partners and are specific
    to the machines/products listed.
     
                                        ServicePac             Ordeing
       Servicepac Offering              Number                 Part Number
       ----------------------------     ------------------     -----------
     
       3yr On-site Repair               PC908 e-ServicePac     - 51J8904
       9hr x 5 days 4hr Resp Target
     
       3yr On-site Repair               PC909 e-ServicePac     - 51J8905
       24hr x 7 days 4hr Resp Target
     
       4yr On-site Repair               PC910 e-ServicePac     - 51J8906
       9hr x 5 days 4hr Resp Target
     
       4yr On-site Repair               PC911 e-ServicePac     - 51J8907
       24hr x 7 days 4hr Resp Target
     
       5yr On-site Repair               PC912 e-ServicePac     - 51J8908
       9hr x 5 days 4hr Resp Target
     
       5yr On-site Repair               PC913 e-ServicePac     - 51J8909
       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. ZS06-010544 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
    

    IBM hourly service rate classification   

    Two

    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.

    Licensed machine code 

    IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or visiting

    http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/ machine_code.html

    IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine Code changes available for download from the IBM System x technical support Web site:

    http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/

    If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.


    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. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both 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

    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


    External attachment

    Devices supported

    The IBM(R) System x3755 7163 is designed to maintain compatibility with the following IBM products. As a part of the ServerProven program, IBM 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 IBM 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 Microprocessor Upgrades Quad Core Opteron (TM) Processor Model 8350 115w 44R6298 Quad Core Opteron (TM) Processor Model 8356 115w 43W7405 Quad Core Opteron (TM) Processor Model 8360 SE 137w 43W7408 Memory 1GB Kit (2x 512MB DIMM) PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 SDRAM LP RDIMM 41Y2759 2GB Kit (2x 1GB DIMM) PC2-5300 CL5 ECC D DR2 SDRAM LP RDIMM 41Y2762 4GB Kit (2x 2GB DIMM) PC2-5300 CL5 ECC D DR2 SDRAM LP RDIMM 41Y2765 Fixed Disks / Diskette Drives / Controllers 73GB 10K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD (US P/N 40K1071 146GB 10K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD 40K1072 300GB 10K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD 40K1073 36GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD 40K1074 73GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD 40K1075 146GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD 40K1076) CD-ROM Ultrabay Enhanced Drive 32R2899 IBM Multiburner Ultrabay Enhanced Drive 39R7507 IBM CD-RW/DVD Combo Ultrabay Enhanced Drive 39Y6824 IBM USB Portable Diskette Drive 40K1692 IBM ServeRAID 8k SAS Controller 25R8064 IBM ServeRAID-8s (US P/N 39R8765) IBM Ultra320 SCSI Controller 2 39R8743 Communications NetXtreme 1000 SxG Ethernet Adapter 39Y6088 NetXtreme 1000 TxG Dual Port Ethernet Adapter 39Y6093 NetXtreme 1000 TxG Ethernet Adapter 39Y6079 NetXtreme II 1000 Express G Ethernet Adapter (US P/N 39Y6071 NetXtreme 1000 S + Ethernet Adapter 39Y6091 NetXtreme 1000 T + Dual Port Ethernet Adapter 39Y6096) Miscellaneous Cables / Rack 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 2x8 Local Console Manager 17351GX IBM 1x8 Local Console Manager 17351LX IBM Global 2x16 Console Manager 17352GX IBM 2x16 Local Console Manager 17352LX IBM Global 4x16 Console Manager 17354GX Power DPI Universal Rack PDU 39Y8951 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 32A 2P+Gnd connector 39Y8935 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 60A 2P+N+Gnd connector 39Y8940 (208V) line cord DPI 32A Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU w/ IEC309 2P+N+G 39Y8941 (250V) line cord DPI 32A Three Phase C19 Enterprise PDU w/ IEC309 3P+N+G 39Y8950 (250V) line cord DPI 60A Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU w/ IEC309 2P+G 39Y8942 (208V) line cord IBM UPS 1000TXHV 21304RX IBM UPS 1000T HV 2130R4X IBM UPS 7500XHVV 21303RX Tape IBM 400/800GB LTO3 Tape Option 39M5657 IBM LTO3 4U Tape Library 33614LX IBM LTO3 2U Autoloader 33622LX VXA3 Autoloader (US P/N 87691VX) IBM 4U Rackmount Tape Enclosure 87664UX IBM Full High Tabletop Tape Enclosure 8768FHX LAN IBM 10 GbE SR Server Adapter 30R5001 NetXtreme II 1000 Express Ethernet Adapter (US P/N 39Y6066) NetXtreme 1000 T + Ethernet Adapter 39Y6079 NetXtreme 1000 SX + Fiber Ethernet Adapter 39Y6088 NetXtreme 1000 TxG Dual Port Ethernet Adapter 39Y6093 IBM iSCSI Server TX Adapter 30R5201 IBM iSCSI Server SX Adapter 30R5501 Other Devices NetBay11 Standard Rack Cabinet 93061RX 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 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 2 Button Optical Wheel Mouse - Black - U SB 40K9200 IBM 3 Button Optical Mouse - Black - USB 40K9201 Remote Supervisor Adapter II Slimline 73P9341 (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 x3755 OPERATING SYSTEMS Microsoft Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition Linux Red Hat EL 5 Server for 32-bit (5.1) Red Hat EL 5 Server for 64-bit (5.1) Red Hat EL 5 32-bit Xen (5.1) Red Hat EL 5 64-bit Xen (5.1) SUSE Linux ES 10 for 32-bit (SP1) SUSE Linux ES 10 for 64-bit (SP1) SUSE Linux ES 10 32-bit Xen VMware 3.5 For support, certification, and version information on network operating systems, visit

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


    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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