IBM System x3550 servers feature new Intel(R) dual-core processors -- Application density for power managed datacenters

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Announcement Letter No. ZG06-0588 dated June 27, 2006.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key prerequisites
  • At a glance
  • Description
  • System x3550 related options
  • Product positioning
  • Product number
  • REMEMBER a line cord has to be ordered separatly for each model
  • These Options can be ordered with the Systems
  • Supplemental information

  • Publications
  • 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. ZG06-0588 dated June 27, 2006.


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


    Title


    IBM System x3550 servers feature new Intel(R) dual-core processors -- Application density for power managed datacenters


    Overview

    New models of the System x3550 feature a choice of new Intel dual-core processors and faster front-side bus (FSB) processors.

    This highly manageable, ultrathin, 1 U high, rack-optimized server features ultimate application density for power managed datacenters.

    Optimized for speed

    Apply powerful processors, large amounts of high-performing memory, and high-bandwidth PCI buses to data center applications:

    • Up to 3 GHz Intel Xeon dual-core processors enhanced with 4 MB advanced transfer L2 cache (2 MB per core)

    • 1066 or 1333 MHz FSB processors

    • Eight DIMM slots enables you to deploy up to 32 GB of DDR2 PC2-5300 memory, with 1 GB (2 x 512 MB) of memory standard

    • Integrated SAS and SATA HDDs with RAID support

    • Support for hot-swap SAS, simple-swap SATA, and hot-swap SATA HDDs

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

    • Highly functional chipset optimized for better application computing

    Manage with efficiency

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

    • IBM PowerExecutive(TM) for advanced data center power notification and management to achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs

    • TCP Offload Engine (TOE)standard for optimized system performance by offloading protocol processing

    • Snoop filters to boost processor performance

    • Integrated single-channel SAS controller with RAID-0, -1, and -10 on SAS models to help safeguard your data at no additional cost

    • RAID support for simple-swap SATA models via HostRAID (integrated firmware support) and software drivers for Windows and Linux operating systems

    • Memory mirroring and hot-spare memory configurable using BIOS setup

    • Integrated systems management processor

    • Monitoring and control of operating status and key server components

    • Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) on selected components that warns of problems before they occur

    • Fast and easy servicing: Innovative Light Path Diagnostics, improved on-board diagnostics, and LED diagnostic panel

    • Optional Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine card for full out-of-band systems management

    Ultimate fault tolerant protection

    • Hot-swap, redundant fans with calibrated vectored cooling to keep components cool and simplifies fan replacement

    • Optional hot-swap, redundant power supplies to help reduce downtime

    • High-performance hot-swap SAS HDDs

    • ServerGuide and IBM Director, Web support, and three-year on-site limited warranty(2)

    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, Calibrated Vectored Cooling, Light Path Diagnostic and xSeries.

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    • Intel, Pentium, and LANDesk are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel 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. For information on IBM's Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request
    3. The information in IBM announcement letters is subject to change without notice, consult the IBM Sales Manual, or your IBM marketing representative or reseller, for the most current information.

     (c) Copyright International Business Machines Corporation, 2004.
         All rights reserved.
    

    Key prerequisites

    • Monitor
    • USB keyboard
    • USB mouse
    • EIA-310D compatible rack

    PS/2 style keyboard and mouse are not supported


    At a glance


    Power, scalability, control, and serviceability for dynamic Web-serving and On Demand Business applications:

    • Ultrathin, high-availability, rack-optimized, 1 U platform

    • Powerful Intel Xeon 5110, 5120, 5130, 5140, 5150, and 5160 dual-core processors with 4 MB and 1066 or 1333 MHz(1) FSB and Intel(R) Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)

    • 1 GB (2 x 512 MB) of high speed PC2-5300 ECC double date rate (DDR2) Chipkill memory; eight DIMM slots support up to 32 GB

    • Choice of open bay HDD configurations:

      • Two 3.5-in or two 3.5-in hot-swap SATA

      • Four 2.5-in hot-swap SAS

      • Two 3.5-in simple-swap

    • Two PCI-Express x8 slots (full height, half length); one slot convertible to PCI-X via riser card option 64-bit/133 MHz (full height, half length)

    • Optional support for PCI-X adapters

    • 670-watt, auto-ranging power supply

    • Integrated systems management processor

    • Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet

    • One serial port (16550A-compatible), four USB ports, and two video ports (front and rear)

    Planned Availability Date August 25, 2006


    Description


    System x3550 related options

    The System x3550 server features an Intel Xeon dual-core processor system that supports internal processing speeds of up to 3 GHz and processing operations to memory and the PCI bus at 133 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed 4 MB ECC L2 cache.

    High-performance server subsystems  These servers are high-throughput, network servers with excellent scalability when you add memory and a second processor. They incorporate powerful 1066 or 1333 MHz Intel Xeon processors with 4 MB advanced transfer L2 cache. Data transfer across the system bus is at a 4X rate (four data transfers per clock) for an effective data transfer rate up to 1067 MHz.

    Two Intel Xeon connectors are standard on the system board to support installation of a second processor. High-speed PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM memory is optimized for 667 MHz processor-to-memory subsystem performance.

    Standard System x3550 configurations

     ___________________________________________________________________
    |                             FSB  HDD                              |
    |  Model    Processor Memory  MHz  Interface   HDD       Other      |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 7978-21G  1.60 GHz  1 GB   1066  SAS  3.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-22G  1.60 GHz  1 GB   1066  SATA 3.5-in Open bay, simple-swap|
    | 7978-31G  1.86 GHz  1 GB   1066  SAS  3.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-32G  1.86 GHz  1 GB   1066  SATA 3.5-in Open bay, simple-swap|
    | 7978-3AG  1.86 GHz  1 GB   1066  SAS  2.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-41G  2.00 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  3.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-42G  2.00 GHz  1 GB   1333  SATA 3.5-in Open bay, simple-swap|
    | 7978-4AG  2.00 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  2.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-51G  2.33 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  3.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-5AG  2.33 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  2.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-61G  2.66 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  3.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-6AG  2.66 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  2.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-71G  3.00 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  3.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-7AG  3.00 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  2.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    |  L2 Cache: 4 MB                                                   |
    |___________________________________________________________________|
     
    

    Additional features

    • System board contains eight DIMM connectors supporting 512 MB, 1, 2, or 4 GB PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM memory.
      • Support for up to 32 GB of system memory when 4 GB DIMMs become available
      • Interleaved memory populated with two DIMM at a time with the same size DIMM
      • Support for mixed memory sizes in pairs
      • Support Chipkill memory

    • Four-channel, 64-bit SAS controller

    • IDE controller supporting 12.7 mm (0.5-in) CD-RW/DVD Combo V drive

    • SATA drive support that employs high-speed (up to 1.5 Gbps) dual differential pairs to communicate with simple-swap SATA HDDs

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

    The System x3550 subsystems are tuned to provide solid system throughput from processor, to memory, to bus, to disk-intensive I/O. These features combined with multicore capability make this server an excellent choice for:

    • Database
    • E-mail collaboration
    • Linux clusters
    • File/print
    • Virtualization

    High-availability and serviceability features   

    The System x3550 server subsystem delivers excellent reliability and serviceability features:

    • Two 3.5-in or four 2.5-in hot-swap SAS HDD bays (hot-swap models)
    • Hot-swap, redundant cooling fans
    • Optional hot-swap, redundant power supplies
    • ECC DIMMs combined with an integrated ECC memory controller correcting many soft and hard single-bit memory errors, while minimizing disruption of service to LAN clients
    • Chipkill memory to detect and correct many multibit 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, VRDs, and fans to help 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
      • IPMI 2.0 (Windows only)
      • Wake on LAN
      • Load balancing or teaming
      • TOE
    • Worldwide, voltage-sensing 670 watt power supply with auto restart
    • Up to six sets (two fans per set) of counter-rotating fans provide excellent cooling for added reliability:
      • Each power supply comes with its own internal cooling fans.
      • Five fans sets cool a single processor, memory, and HDD bays.
      • Sixth fan set is included with second CPU option.
      • Fan speed controls are incorporated to reduce noise while reducing system temperatures.
    • Integrated systems management processor for diagnostic, reset, POST, and auto recovery functions; monitoring temperature, voltage, and fan speed; alerts generated when thresholds are exceeded (refer to the Limitations section for restrictions)
    • Information LED panel giving visual indications of system well-being
    • Light Path Diagnostics and on-board diagnostics providing an error log that can help find a failing component, helping reduce downtime and service costs
    • Easy access to system board, adapter cards, processor, and memory
    • CPU failure recovery in dual-socket configurations:
      • Forces failed processor offline
      • Automatically reboots server
      • Generates alerts
      • Continues operations with the working processor

    Expandability and growth   

    The System x3550 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, SAS, SATA, 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
    • Eight DIMM connectors capable of support for up to 32 GB of system memory
    • Choice of:
      • Two 3.5-in slim-high, hot-swap SAS HDD bays
      • Four 2.5-in slim-high, hot-swap SAS bays
      • Two simple-swap SATA HDD bays
      • Two hot-swap SATA HDD bays
    • Internal data storage up to:
      • 600 GB (using two 300 GB SAS 3.5-in HDDs)
      • 292 GB (using four 73 GB SAS 2.5-in HDDs)
      • 1 TB (using two simple-swap 500 GB SATA HDDs)
    • 12.7 mm (0.5-in) CD-RW/DVD Combo V drive
    • ATI RN50 controller with 16 MB of video memory

    Systems management   

    Integrated baseboard management controller (BMC)

    The System x3550 includes an integrated BMC that provides industry standard Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0-compliant systems management. The BMC comes standard, and shares one of the two onboard Ethernet ports for access. The BMC can be accessed via software that is compatible with IPMI 2.0 (xCAT, for example). The BMC is implemented using industry-leading OSA firmware and applications in conjunction with the integrated BMC.

    Features and benefits:

    • Monitoring:
      • System voltages
      • Battery voltage
      • System temperatures
    • Fan speed control
    • Fan tachometer monitor
    • Good Power signal monitor
    • System ID and planar version detection
    • System power and reset control
    • NMI detection (system interrupts)
    • SMI detection and generation (system interrupts)
    • Serial port text console redirection
    • System LED control (power, HDD, activity, alerts, heartbeat)

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

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

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

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

    Features and benefits:

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

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

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

    • Mini USB cable is no longer required; it uses an internal USB bus. The system has designated Systems Management Ethernet port, activated only when RSA II SlimLine is installed.

    • External ac adapter is not required; it uses standby power from system power supplies.

    • Status LEDs not viewable externally.

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

    IBM Director   

    The System x3550 server also features IBM Director, a powerful, highly integrated, systems-management software solution built on industry standards and designed for ease of use. Exploit your existing enterprise or workgroup-management environments and use rich security to access and manage physically dispersed IT assets more efficiently over the Internet. It can help reduce costs through:

    • 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.

    IBM Director includes a portfolio of integrated server tools that work with the RSA or other systems-management monitoring functions. Typical functions and monitoring capabilities can include:

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

    IT administrators have comprehensive, virtual on-site control of 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 bootup during POST
    • Browse and delete logs of events and errors
    • Reset or power cycle the server
    • Monitor and set thresholds on server health including:
      • Operating system load
      • POST time-out
      • Voltage
      • Temperature
    • Set proactive alerts for critical server events including PFA on:
      • Processors
      • VRDs
      • Memory
      • Fans
      • Power supplies
      • HDDs
    • Define automated actions such as:
      • Send 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 integrates 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 x3550 server includes a number of tools and programs designed to make ownership a positive experience. From the start, IBM programs help you purchase servers, get them running, and keep them running over the long haul. IBM can help your company maintain ownership of technology leadership network servers.

    • IBM on-site three-year limited warranty with next-business-day 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(3) program lets you confidently configure your server with various devices and operating systems. This program provides compatibility information from actual testing of the System x3550 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.

    (3) 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.


    Product positioning

    The new System x3550 servers are a part of the System x rack-optimized server line. These two-socket servers deliver Intel Xeon dual-core power and excellent server function in an ultra-thin, rack-optimized, 1 U footprint.

    Optimized for speed

    The new System x3550 server offers new levels of fast Intel Xeon dual-core processors with fastest 1333 MHz FSB and lower power for datacenter environments and collaboration applications. This server is uniquely optimized for better application computing with a highly functional chipset and eight DIMM slots for a maximum of 32 GB of fully buffered DDR2 PC2-5200 memory.

    Innovation comes standard

    • Boost application efficiency as snoop filters free up cache and improve processor performance.
    • Supercharged TOE optimizes system performance by offloading protocol processing.
    • Drop-down light path diagnostics panel for improved in-rack manageability and easy problem identification.

    Ultimate fault tolerant protection

    • Power Executive 2.0 delivers advanced datacenter power notification and management to achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs, as part of IBM Director.
    • Memory mirroring and hot-spare memory features enable you to increase memory reliability.
    • Integrated single channel SAS controller with RAID-0, -1, and -10 on SAS models helps safeguard your data at no additional cost.
    • RAID support for simple-swap SATA models is accomplished via HostRAID (integrated firmware support) and software drivers for Windows and Linux operating systems.

    Target applications

    • Database
    • E-mail collaboration
    • File/print
    • Virtualization
    • Linux clustering
    • Scientific and technical computing

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


    Product number

                                              Order
     Description          Machine     Models  Number    EAN Number
     -------------------  -------     ------  --------  ----------------
     IBM System x3550      7978       21G    797821G  50-50689-94518-0
                           7978       22G    797822G  50-50689-94519-7
                           7978       31G    797831G  50-50689-94520-3
                           7978       32G    797832G  50-50689-94521-0
                           7978       3AG    79783AG  50-50689-94522-7
                           7978       41G    797841G  50-50689-94523-4
                           7978       42G    797842G  50-50689-94524-1
                           7978       4AG    79784AG  50-50689-94525-8
                           7978       51G    797851G  50-50689-94526-5
                           7978       5AG    79785AG  50-50689-94527-2
                           7978       61G    797861G  50-50689-94528-9
                           7978       6AG    79786AG  50-50689-94529-6
                           7978       71G    797871G  50-50689-94530-2
                           7978       7AG    79787AG  50-50689-94531-9
     
                                                  Order
    Option Description                            Number   EAN Number
    ----------------------------------------      -------  -------------
    Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5110           40K1237  50-50689-92465-9
    Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5120           40K1238  50-50689-92466-6
    Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5130           40K1239  50-50689-92467-3
    Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5140           40K1240  50-50689-92468-0
    Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5150           40K1241  50-50689-92469-7
    Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5160           40K1242  50-50689-92470-3
    

    IBM x3550 MODELS

    x3550 MODEL DEFINITION

                           Memory Hard Disk/    DVD     Total
          Xeon        L2    ECC   PCI RAID      ROM     Slots       Sys
    Model Processor  Cache  GB    SCSI Cntrl    (a)     /Bays E'net Mgt
    ----- ---------- ----- ------ ----------    -----   ----- ----- ----
    21G   1.6 GHz     4 MB   1 GB   None/3.5in  Combo    2/3  TOE   IMPI
          1066 MHz                  SAS/SATA
          5110                      Hot-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8K-L
     
    22G   1.6 GHz     4 MB   1 GB   None/3.5in  Combo    2/3  TOE   IMPI
          1066 MHz                  SATA
          5110                      Simple-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8e
    31G   1.86 GHz    4 MB   1 GB   None/3.5in  Combo    2/3  TOE   IMPI
          1066 MHz                  SAS/SATA
          5120                      Hot-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8K-L
     
    32G   1.86 GHz    4 MB   1 GB   None/3.5in  Combo    2/3  TOE   IMPI
          1066 MHz                  SATA
          5120                      Simple-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8e
     
    3AG   1.86 GHz    4 MB   1 GB   None/2.5in  Combo    2/5  TOE   IMPI
          1066 MHz                  SAS
          5120                      Hot-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8K-L
     
    41G   2.0 GHz     4 MB   1 GB   None/3.5in  Combo    2/3  TOE   IMPI
          1333 MHz                  SAS/SATA
          5130                      Hot-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8K-L
     
    42G   2.0 GHz     4 MB   1 GB   None/3.5in  Combo    2/3  TOE   IMPI
          1333 MHz                  SATA
          5130                      Simple-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8e
     
    4AG   2.0 GHz     4 MB   1 GB   None/2.5in  Combo    2/5  TOE   IMPI
          1333 MHz                  SAS
          5130                      Hot-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8K-L
     
    51G   2.33 GHz    4 MB   1 GB   None/3.5in  Combo    2/3  TOE   IMPI
          1333 MHz                  SAS/SATA
          5140                      Hot-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8K-L
     
    5AG   2.33 GHz    4 MB   1 GB   None/2.5in  Combo    2/5  TOE   IMPI
          1333 MHz                  SAS
          5140                      Hot-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8K-L
     
    61G   2.66 GHz    4 MB   1 GB   None/3.5in  Combo    2/3  TOE   IMPI
          1333 MHz                  SAS/SATA
          5150                      Hot-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8K-L
     
    6AG   2.66 GHz    4 MB   1 GB   None/2.5in  Combo    2/5  TOE   IMPI
          1333 MHz                  SAS
          5150                      Hot-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8K-L
     
    71G   3.0 GHz     4 MB   1 GB   None/3.5in  Combo    2/3  TOE   IMPI
          1333 MHz                  SAS/SATA
          5160                      Hot-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8K-L
     
    7AG   3.0 GHz     4 MB   1 GB   None/2.5in  Combo    2/5  TOE   IMPI
          1333 MHz                  SAS
          5160                      Hot-Swap
                                    ServeRAID 8K-L
     
                Installation Guide
                Rack Installation Guide
                ServerRAID Support Package
                CD-ROM packages
     
    

    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
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    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Arabic                                  40K9585  50-50689-87941-6
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
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    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
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    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Bulgarian                               42C0105  50-50689-87939-3
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
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    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
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    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
    USB Dutch                                   42C0110  50-50689-87947-8
    IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard -
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    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 CD-ROMs are shipped with the System x3550 server.

    • System x3550 Installation Guide contains an introduction to the computer, installation and setup, installing options, reference information, and problem determination. The installation guide has easy-to-use text and illustrations to enable you to quickly set up your System x3550 server.

    • Documentation/User's Guide CD contains translated versions of the product user's guide.

    • ServerGuide contains online publications and drivers to support the System x3550 server. In addition, it includes a set of easy-to-use utilities to help you install the system using CDs of several popular network operating systems.

    • IBM Director systems management software is included.

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

    The System x3550 Installation Guide and Hardware Maintenance Manual, in U.S. English versions, are available from:

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

    Click servers, then the server family, and then Online Publications.
    System x3550 Installation Guide


    Services

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    For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

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    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 

                           7978-21G        7978-22G
                           -------------    -------------
      Processor            Xeon 5110        Xeon 5110
       Dual-core           Yes              Yes
       Internal speed      1.6 GHz          1.6 GHz
       External speed      1066 MHz         1066 MHz
       Number standard     1                1
       Maximum             2                2
      L2 cache(full speed) 4 MB             4 MB
      Memory(667 MHz SDRAM)1 GB ECC         1 GB ECC
       RDIMMs              2 x 512 MB       2 x 512 MB
       DIMM sockets        8                8
       Address capability  32 GB*           32 GB*
      Video                SVGA             SVGA
       Memory              16 MB            16 MB
      HDD controller       SAS              SATA
       Channels            2                2
       Connector internal  2                2
       Connector external  0                0
      HDD                  Open bay 3.5-in  Open bay 3.5-in
      Total bays           3                3
       3.5-in slim         2                2
       2.5-in slim         0                0
       Hot-swap            2                0
       Internal capacity   600 GB(5)        1 TB(5)
      Bays available       2                2
       5.25/3.5-in slim    0                0
       3.5-in slim         2                2
       2.5-in slim         0                0
       Hot-swap            2                0
      Total slots          2(5)             2(5)
       PCI                 2                2
       x8 PCI-E slot       2                2
       64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X 0                0
         / -E slot
      Slots available      2                2
      Management processor Standard         Standard
      Ethernet controller  2x10/100/1k Mbps 2x10/100/1k Mbps
      Optical (IDE)        CD-RW/DVD Combo  CD-RW/DVD Combo
      Diskette drive       0                0
      Power supply         670 W            670 W
       Number standard     1                1
       Hot-swap            Optional         Optional
       Redundant power     Optional         Optional
       Auto restart        Yes              Yes
    

                           7978-31G        7978-32G
                           -------------    -------------
      Processor            Xeon 5120        Xeon 5120
       Dual-core           Yes              Yes
       Internal speed      1.86 GHz         1.86 GHz
       External speed      1066 MHz         1066 MHz
       Number standard     1                1
       Maximum             2                2
      L2 cache(full speed) 4 MB             4 MB
      Memory(667 MHz SDRAM)1 GB ECC         1 GB ECC
       RDIMMs              2 x 512 MB       2 x 512 MB
       DIMM sockets        8                8
       Address capability  32 GB*           32 GB*
      Video                SVGA             SVGA
       Memory              16 MB            16 MB
      HDD controller       SAS              SATA
       Channels            2                2
       Connector internal  2                2
       Connector external  0                0
      HDD                  Open bay 3.5-in  Open bay 3.5-in
      Total bays           3                3
       3.5-in slim         2                2
       2.5-in slim         0                0
       Hot-swap            2                0
       Internal capacity   600 GB(4)        1 TB(4)
      Bays available       2                2
       5.25/3.5-in slim    0                0
       3.5-in slim         2                2
       2.5-in slim         0                0
       Hot-swap            2                0
      Total slots          2(5)             2(5)
       PCI                 2                2
       x8 PCI-E slot       2                2
       64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X 0                0
         / -E slot
      Slots available      2                2
      Management processor Standard         Standard
      Ethernet controller  2x10/100/1k Mbps 2x10/100/1k Mbps
      Optical (IDE)        CD-RW/DVD Combo  CD-RW/DVD Combo
      Diskette drive       0                0
      Power supply         670 W            670 W
       Number standard     1                1
       Hot-swap            Optional         Optional
       Redundant power     Optional         Optional
       Auto restart        Yes              Yes
    

                             7978-3AG
                             -------------
      Processor              Xeon 5120
       Dual-core             Yes
       Internal speed        1.86 GHz
       External speed        1066 MHz
       Number standard       1
       Maximum               2
      L2 cache(full speed)   4 MB
      Memory(667 MHz SDRAM)  1 GB ECC
       RDIMMs                2 x 512 MB
       DIMM sockets          8
       Address capability    32 GB*
      Video                  SVGA
       Memory                16 MB
      HDD controller         SAS
       Channels              4
       Connector internal    4
       Connector external    0
      HDD                    Open bay 2.5-in
      Total bays             5
       3.5-in slim           0
       2.5-in slim           4
       Hot-swap              4
       Internal capacity     292 GB(4)
      Bays available         4
       5.25/3.5-in slim      0
       3.5-in slim           0
       2.5-in slim           4
       Hot-swap              4
      Total slots            2(5)
       PCI                   2
       x8 PCI-E slot         2
       64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X   0
         / -E slot
      Slots available        2
      Management proc.       Standard
      Ethernet controller    2x10/100/1k Mbps
      Optical (IDE)          CD-RW/DVD Combo
      Diskette drive         0
      Power supply           670 W
       Number standard       1
       Hot-swap              Optional
       Redundant power       Optional
       Auto restart          Yes
    

                           7978-41G        7978-42G
                           -------------    -------------
      Processor            Xeon 5130        Xeon 5130
       Dual-core           Yes              Yes
       Internal speed      2.00 GHz         2.00 GHz
       External speed      1333 MHz         1333 MHz
       Number standard     1                1
       Maximum             2                2
      L2 cache(full speed) 4 MB             4 MB
      Memory(667 MHz SDRAM)1 GB ECC         1 GB ECC
       RDIMMs              2 x 512 MB       2 x 512 MB
       DIMM sockets        8                8
       Address capability  32 GB*           32 GB*
      Video                SVGA             SVGA
       Memory              16 MB            16 MB
      HDD controller       SAS              SATA
       Channels            2                2
       Connector internal  2                2
       Connector external  0                0
      HDD                  Open bay 3.5-in  Open bay 3.5-in
      Total bays           3                3
       3.5-in slim         2                2
       2.5-in slim         0                0
       Hot-swap            2                0
       Internal capacity   600 GB(4)        1 TB(4)
      Bays available       2                2
       5.25/3.5-in slim    0                0
       3.5-in slim         2                2
       2.5-in slim         0                0
       Hot-swap            2                0
      Total slots          2(5)             2(5)
       PCI                 2                2
       x8 PCI-E slot       2                2
       64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X 0                0
         / -E slot
      Slots available      2                2
      Management proc.     Standard         Standard
      Ethernet controller  2x10/100/1k Mbps 2x10/100/1k Mbps
      Optical (IDE)        CD-RW/DVD Combo  CD-RW/DVD Combo
      Diskette drive       0                0
      Power supply         670 W            670 W
       Number standard     1                1
       Hot-swap            Optional         Optional
       Redundant power     Optional         Optional
       Auto restart        Yes              Yes
    

                             7978-4AG
                             -------------
      Processor              Xeon 5130
       Dual-core             Yes
       Internal speed        2.00 GHz
       External speed        1333 MHz
       Number standard       1
       Maximum               2
      L2 cache(full speed)   4 MB
      Memory(667 MHz SDRAM)  1 GB ECC
       RDIMMs                2 x 512 MB
       DIMM sockets          8
       Address capability    32 GB*
      Video                  SVGA
       Memory                16 MB
      HDD controller         SAS
       Channels              4
       Connector internal    4
       Connector external    0
      HDD                    Open bay 2.5-in
      Total bays             5
       3.5-in slim           0
       2.5-in slim           4
       Hot-swap              4
       Internal capacity     292 GB(4)
      Bays available         4
       5.25/3.5-in slim      0
       3.5-in slim           0
       2.5-in slim           4
       Hot-swap              4
      Total slots            2(5)
       PCI                   2
       x8 PCI-E slot         2
       64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X   0
         / -E slot
      Slots available        2
      Management proc.       Standard
      Ethernet controller    2x10/100/1k Mbps
      Optical (IDE)          CD-RW/DVD Combo
      Diskette drive         0
      Power supply           670 W
       Number standard       1
       Hot-swap              Optional
       Redundant power       Optional
       Auto restart          Yes
    

                           7978-51G        7978-5AG
                           -------------    -------------
      Processor            Xeon 5140        Xeon 5140
       Dual-core           Yes              Yes
       Internal speed      2.33 GHz         2.33 GHz
       External speed      1333 MHz         1333 MHz
       Number standard     1                1
       Maximum             2                2
      L2 cache(full speed) 4 MB             4 MB
      Memory(667 MHz SDRAM)1 GB ECC         1 GB ECC
       RDIMMs              2 x 512 MB       2 x 512 MB
       DIMM sockets        8                8
       Address capability  32 GB*           32 GB*
      Video                SVGA             SVGA
       Memory              16 MB            16 MB
      HDD controller       SAS              SAS
       Channels            2                2
       Connector internal  2                2
       Connector external  0                0
      HDD                  Open bay 3.5-in  Open bay 2.5-in
      Total bays           3                5
       3.5-in slim         2                0
       2.5-in slim         0                4
       Hot-swap            2                4
       Internal capacity   600 GB(4)        292 GB(4)
      Bays available       2                4
       5.25/3.5-in slim    0                0
       3.5-in slim         2                0
       2.5-in slim         0                4
       Hot-swap            2                4
      Total slots          2(5)             2(5)
       PCI                 2                2
       x8 PCI-E slot       2                2
       64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X 0                0
         / -E slot
      Slots available      2                2
      Management proc.     Standard         Standard
      Ethernet controller  2x10/100/1k Mbps 2x10/100/1k Mbps
      Optical (IDE)        CD-RW/DVD Combo  CD-RW/DVD Combo
      Diskette drive       0                0
      Power supply         670 W            670 W
       Number standard     1                1
       Hot-swap            Optional         Optional
       Redundant power     Optional         Optional
       Auto restart        Yes              Yes
    

                           7978-61G         7978-6AG
                           -------------    -------------
      Processor            Xeon 5150        Xeon 5150
       Dual-core           Yes              Yes
       Internal speed      2.66 GHz         2.66 GHz
       External speed      1333 MHz         1333 MHz
       Number standard     1                1
       Maximum             2                2
      L2 cache(full speed) 4 MB             4 MB
      Memory(667 MHz SDRAM)1 GB ECC         1 GB ECC
       RDIMMs              2 x 512 MB       2 x 512 MB
       DIMM sockets        8                8
       Address capability  32 GB*           32 GB*
      Video                SVGA             SVGA
       Memory              16 MB            16 MB
      HDD controller       SAS              SAS
       Channels            2                2
       Connector internal  2                2
       Connector external  0                0
      HDD                  Open bay 3.5-in  Open bay 2.5-in
      Total bays           3                5
       3.5-in slim         2                0
       2.5-in slim         0                4
       Hot-swap            2                4
       Internal capacity   600 GB(4)        292 GB(4)
      Bays available       2                4
       5.25/3.5-in slim    0                0
       3.5-in slim         2                0
       2.5-in slim         0                4
       Hot-swap            2                4
      Total slots          2(5)             2(5)
       PCI                 2                2
       x8 PCI-E slot       2                2
       64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X 1                1
         / -E slot
      Slots available      2                2
      Management proc.     Standard         Standard
      Ethernet controller  2x10/100/1k Mbps 2x10/100/1k Mbps
      Optical (IDE)        CD-RW/DVD Combo  CD-RW/DVD Combo
      Diskette drive       0                0
      Power supply         670 W            670 W
       Number standard     1                1
       Hot-swap            Optional         Optional
       Redundant power     Optional         Optional
       Auto restart        Yes              Yes
    

                           7978-71G         7978-7AG
                           -------------    -------------
      Processor            Xeon 5160        Xeon 5160
       Dual-core           Yes              Yes
       Internal speed      3.00 GHz         3.00 GHz
       External speed      1333 MHz         1333 MHz
       Number standard     1                1
       Maximum             2                2
      L2 cache(full speed) 4 MB             4 MB
      Memory(667 MHz SDRAM)1 GB ECC         1 GB ECC
       RDIMMs              2 x 512 MB       2 x 512 MB
       DIMM sockets        8                8
       Address capability  32 GB*           32 GB*
      Video                SVGA             SVGA
       Memory              16 MB            16 MB
      HDD controller       SAS              SAS
       Channels            2                2
       Connector internal  2                2
       Connector external  0                0
      HDD                  Open bay 3.5-in  Open bay 2.5-in
      Total bays           3                5
       3.5-in slim         2                0
       2.5-in slim         0                4
       Hot-swap            2                4
       Internal capacity   600 GB(4)        292 GB(4)
      Bays available       2                4
       5.25/3.5-in slim    0                0
       3.5-in slim         2                0
       2.5-in slim         0                4
       Hot-swap            2                4
      Total slots          2(5)             2(5)
       PCI                 2                2
       x8 PCI-E slot       2                2
       64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X 0                0
         / -E slot
      Slots available      2                2
      Management proc.     Standard         Standard
      Ethernet controller  2x10/100/1k Mbps 2x10/100/1k Mbps
      Optical (IDE)        CD-RW/DVD Combo  CD-RW/DVD Combo
      Diskette drive       0                0
      Power supply         670 W            670 W
       Number standard     1                1
       Hot-swap            Optional         Optional
       Redundant power     Optional         Optional
       Auto restart        Yes              Yes
    
    (*)   If and when 4 GB PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM becomes
          available
     
     (4)  Capacities are based on installation of two 3.5-in 300 GB
          SAS or four 2.5-in 73 GB SAS HDDs (SAS models)
          or two 500 GB SATA HDDs (SATA models).
          For the latest information on supported HDD options, visit
    

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

     (5)  Two PCI-Express x8 slots (full height, half length); one slot
          is convertible to PCI-X via riser card option 64-bit/133 Mhz
          (full height, half length).
     
    

    Video subsystem 

    • ATI RN50 graphics controller chip
    • Integrated on planar and connected to the PCI bus
    • Support for DDR1, DDR2 SDRAM, or SGRAM 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 or Windows 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
     
    

    Note: Some modes are not supported by all monitors.

    Dimensions 

    • Width: 440 mm (17.3 in)

    • Depth: 711 mm (28.0 in)

    • Height: 43 mm (1.7 in)

    • Weight:
      • Minimum configuration 12.7 kg (28 lb)
      • Maximum configuration 15.6 kg (35.5 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 (17 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; 47 Hz or 63 Hz; 9.02 A
        200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 47 Hz or 63 Hz; 4.51 A
        Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
     
        Minimum configuration: 0.194 kVA
        Maximum configuration: 0.700 kVA
     
        Btu output:
     
        Minimum configuration:  662 Btu/hr (194 watts)
        Maximum configuration: 2390 Btu/hr (700 watts)
    

    Noise

        Acoustical noise level emission level:  Sound power levels
     
        6.9 bels (idling)
        6.9 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 x3550 servers are intended for use as rack-drawer servers and are tested and designed to operate in a horizontal position.

    Standards   

    These systems support or comply with the following standards:

    • Multi Processor Specification (MPS) 1.4

    • Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) specification 2.2

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

    Equipment approvals and safety

    • 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
    • CB Certificate and CB Test Report

    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)


    General product/system description

    The System x3550 systems are enterprise LAN servers using industry- standard architectures. They contain 64-bit PCI-X bus architecture:

    • A 64-bit PCI bus supports data transfer rates of up to 264 MB/s and runs at 133 MHz clock speeds.

    These rack platforms contain a Xeon dual-core processor with EM64T and an integrated 4 MB ECC advanced transfer (full-speed) L2 cache, and 1 GB standard system memory.

    Additional standard features include integrated IDE and on SAS models an SAS controller, an integrated system management processor, an ATI RN50 video controller with 16 MB of video memory, two integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet controllers, and CD-RW/DVD combo drive. SATA models support simple-swap SATA HDDs.

    Model Configuration:

     ___________________________________________________________________
    |                             FSB  HDD                              |
    |  Model    Processor Memory  MHz  Interface   HDD       Other      |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 7978-21G  1.60 GHz  1 GB   1066  SAS  3.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-22G  1.60 GHz  1 GB   1066  SATA 3.5-in Open bay, simple-swap|
    | 7978-31G  1.86 GHz  1 GB   1066  SAS  3.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-32G  1.86 GHz  1 GB   1066  SATA 3.5-in Open bay, simple-swap|
    | 7978-3AG  1.86 GHz  1 GB   1066  SAS  2.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-41G  2.00 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  3.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-42G  2.00 GHz  1 GB   1333  SATA 3.5-in Open bay, simple-swap|
    | 7978-4AG  2.00 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  2.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-51G  2.33 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  3.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-5AG  2.33 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  2.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-61G  2.66 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  3.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-6AG  2.66 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  2.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-71G  3.00 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  3.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    | 7978-7AG  3.00 GHz  1 GB   1333  SAS  2.5-in Open bay, hot-swap   |
    |  L2 Cache: 4 MB (2 MB per core - all models)                      |
    |___________________________________________________________________|
     
    

    • The System x3550 can be upgraded to dual-socket by adding a second processor of the same type, speed, and cache size.

    • System memory can be expanded to 32 GB by installing a 4 GB DIMM option in each of the eight memory DIMM sockets. (If/when 4 GB PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM becomes available).

    • SAS models contain either four 2.5-in or two 3.5-in hot-swap bays (hot-swap models).

    • SATA models contain two drive bays.

    • All models are open bay for flexibility of configuration.

    The System x3550 contains two or four drive bays and one expansion slots. A single 670 watt power supply with auto restart capability is standard.

    • Four drive bays consist of two 3.5-inch slim-high, hot-swap or SATA standard drive bays (model dependent), 12.7mm Ultrabay Enhanced CD-RW / DVD Combo V optical drive, All bays allow access to removeable media devices.

    • System x3550 contains two PCI-Express x8 slots (full height, half length) convertible to PCI-X via riser card option 64-bit/133 MHz full height, half length)

    The System x3550 standard features include:

    • Intel dual-core Xeon processor with integrated 4 MB ECC advanced transfer L2 cache
    • Second socket for multi-core Xeon processor
    • Memory subsystem consists of PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM with an ECC memory controller on the processor card for error correction of single bit memory errors
    • An integrated system board IDE controller for optical devices
    • An ATI RN50 controller with 16 MB video memory
    • An integrated system management processor
    • SAS and SATA controller
    • Two PCI-E, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet controllers
    • A CD-RW/DVD combo drive
    • One 670 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 ports, (one NS16550A
          compatible) shared with the integrated system management processor
        - Four USB ports (one front, two rear)
     
     (1)  The Xeon GHz speed is the internal processor speed.  External
          processor operations to system memory run at 667 MHz.
    

    Operating and power controls, indicators and procedures

    Operating, power controls, indicators, and procedures are explained in the System x3550 Installation Guide shipped with the product.

    Hardware requirements 

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

    • USB keyboard
    • USB 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:

    • USB keyboard
    • USB 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 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 x3550.

     Operating systems
     
     Software Publisher  Description
     ------------------  ----------------------
     
     o  Microsoft        Windows 2000 Advanced Server
                         Windows 2000 Server
                         Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
                         Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
                         Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
     
     o  Linux            Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 AS for x86(*)
                         Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 ES for x86(*)
                         Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 for AMD64 and
                                                     Intel EM64T(*)
                         SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9(*)
     
       (*) Support and certification is planned for these operating systems.
     
    

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

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


    Compatibility 

    The System x3550 server contains licensed system programs that include set configuration, set features, and test programs. System SurePath BIOS is loaded from a "flash" EEPROM into system memory. This BIOS provides instructions and interfaces designed to support the standard features of the System x3550 server and to maintain compatibility with many current software programs.

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

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

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

    Limitations 

    • The System x3550 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.

    • System x3550 servers can address a maximum of 32 GB of system memory when you add a 4 GB PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM in each of the eight DIMM slots (if or when 4 GB PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM becomes available). All supported system memory is addressable through direct memory access. The System x3550 server supports 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM memory. All supported DIMMs can coexist in the same system. Memory must be populated in pairs. Refer to the Planning Information section for supported memory options.

    • To ensure proper air flow for cooling, the System x3550 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 upgrades must be of the same type and clock speed. Mixing microprocessors of different speeds or cache size is not supported.

    • Use the version of ServerGuide that is shipped with the system, or a later version, to load software and drivers. Earlier versions of ServerGuide may not be compatible with the server.

    Refer to the Software Requirements section for operating system limitations.

    Planning information

    Customer responsibilities  System x3550 and related options

    The System x3550 server and related options are designated as customer setup. Customer setup instructions are shipped with system and options.

    Configuration information

    Bay configuration

    The System x3550 server supports either four 2.5-in SAS hot-swap HDDs, or two 3.5-in SAS or SATA HDDs. All models come with a CD-RW/DVD Combo drive. All models are open bay models.

    Cabling - Standard Non-RAID configurations

    System x3550 hot-swap models contain a DASD backplane supporting up to four hot-swap, SAS compliant drive bays. The backplane is connected to the internal connector of the integrated SAS controller through a SAS cable.

    Additional cabling alternatives

    System x3550 non-hot-swap models support two simple-swap SATA HDDS directly to an SATA controller through individual cables.

    Rack installations

    System x3550 1 U rack-drawer models are designed to be installed in a 19-inch rack cabinet designed for 711.1 mm (28 in) deep devices, such as the NetBAY42U ER and NetBAY42U SR. Installation into some of the older Netfinity racks (9306900, 9306910, 9306200) will require a rack extension kit for proper cable bend radius and cooling.

    If an System x3550 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 635 and 788 mm (25 and 31 in) if not using a cable management arm.
    • The front to rear distance of the mounting flanges must be between 716 and 744 mm (28 and 29 in) if using a cable management arm.
    • 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, power distribution units, 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 x3550 server is an Intel Xeon processor system that supports internal processing speeds of up to 3.73 GHz and processing operations to memory and the PCI bus at 133 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed 2 MB ECC L2 cache (per core). This dual socket system supports a second processor with like processors.

    Supported processor options

    The following processor options are supported:

    • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5110 (40K1237)
    • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5120 (40K1238)
    • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5130 (40K1239)
    • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5140 (40K1240)
    • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5150 (40K1241)
    • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5160 (40K1242)

    Supported memory options

    The following memory options are supported:

    • 1 GB (2 x 512 MB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM (39M5782)
    • 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM (39M5785)
    • 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM (39M5791)

    Power considerations

    The System x3550 sever includes a standard 670-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 x3550 server, are connected directly to independent RJ-45 connectors. The RJ-45 connectors provides a 10/100/1000 Base-T interface (either at half- or full-duplex) for connecting twisted-pair cable to the Ethernet network. Cabling is not included with the server. To connect the Ethernet controller to a repeater or switch, use a UTP cable with RJ-45 connectors at both ends. For 100 Mbps, or higher, Category 5e, 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 x3550 server requires about 20 minutes for installation. Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on the system. Additional time is required to install an operating system, additional adapters, or features.

    Packaging   
    One box

    • System unit carton: System unit

    • Country kit carton
      • xSeries x3550 Installation Guide
      • Rack Installation Guide
      • ServerRAID Support Package
      • CD-ROM packages:
        • IBM Director CD
        • IBM ServeRAID Application CD
        • HostRAID2 CD
        • SeverGuide CD
        • Ethernet CD

    The System x3550 server is shipped in a single package. The country kit carton is contained inside the top portion of the system unit carton.

    Processor upgrade options 

    • Intel Xeon processor
    • Safety instructions/warranty

    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 - Three years

    • Optional features - Three years

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

    Warranty Service   

    If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the Machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations, additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area, contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location specific information.

    Customer Replaceable Unit ("CRU") (e.g., keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive) Service 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:

    Fan
    Memory
    Power Supply
    Line Cord
    Optical drive
    HDD
    HDD Blank Filler
    Chassis Top Cover Assembly
    System Bezel
    System Labels
    

    On-site Service   

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

    International Warranty Service (IWS)   

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

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

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

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

    IBM Hourly Service Rate   
    Two

    National Language Support   

    NLS support is provided for many of the System x3550 components in the following languages:

    • U.S. English
    • German
    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish
    • Japanese
    • Brizilian-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.

    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.
     
    These ServicePacs can be purchased through your IBM Business Partner
    and are specific to the machines/products listed.
     
    ServicePac Offering               PAC NUMBER       EPAC PART NUMBER
    --------------------------------  ----------       ----------------
    3yr On-site Repair
    5 days x 9hr x 4hr Resp Target      PC634               12X6610
    3yr On-site Repair
    7 days x 24 hr x 4hr Resp Target    PC635               12X6611
    4yr On-site Repair
    5 days x 9hr x 4hr Resp Target      PC636               12X6612
    4yr On-site Repair
    7 days x 24hr x 4hr Resp Target     PC637               12X6613
    5yr On-site Repair
    5 days x 9hr x 4hr Resp Target      PC638               12X6614
    5yr On-site Repair
    7 days x 24hr x 4hr Resp Target     PC639               12X6615
     
    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
    South Africa Slovakia Slovenia
    Spain Sweden Switzerland
    Turkey UK**
     
    *Except overseas Territories
    ***UK mainland only
     
    IBM Announcement Letter ZS04-0154 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.
     
    

    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 x3550 is designed to maintain compatibility with the following IBM products. As a part of the ServerProven program, xSeries 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 xSeries servers can be accessed via the Web by entering URL:

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

    List of Products Supported
     
    HARDWARE OPTIONS:
                                                                   Part
    Description                                                    Number
    --------------------------------                               -------
    System Memory
     
    1 GB (2x512MB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM       39M5782
    2 GB (2x1GB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM         39M5785
    4 GB (2x2GB) PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC Chipkill DDR2 FBDIMM         39M5791
     
    Microprocessor Upgrades
     
     Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5110                           40K1237
     Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5120                           40K1238
     Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5130                           40K1239
     Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5140                           40K1240
     Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5150                           40K1241
     Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5160                           40K1242
     
    Fixed Disks / Diskette Drives / Storage
     
     IBM 73 GB 10K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD                           40K1039
     IBM 146 GB 10K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD                          40K1040
     IBM 300 GB 10K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD                          40K1041
     IBM 36 GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD                           40K1042
     IBM 73 GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD                           40K1043
     IBM 146 GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD                          40K1044
     IBM 36 GB 10K SAS SFF HS                                      40K1051
     IBM 73 GB 10K SAS SFF HS                                      40K1052
     IBM 80 GB 7200-rpm Simple-swap SATA HDD     (US P/N's 39M4500
     IBM 160 GB 7200-rpm Simple-swap SATA HDD              39M4504
     IBM 250 GB 7200-rpm Simple-swap SATA HDD              39M4508)
     IBM 500 GB 7200 RPM 3.0 GB/sec SATA HDD Simple-Swap           39M4514
     IBM 80 GB 7200 RPM Hot Swap SATA HDD                          39M4518
     IBM 160 GB 7200 RPM Hot Swap SATA HDD                         39M4522
     IBM 250 GB 7200 RPM Hot Swap SATA HDD                         39M4526
     IBM 500 GB 7200 RPM 3.0 GB/sec Hot-Swap SATA                  39M4530
     
     Communications
     
     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
     NetXtreme 1000 Express G Ethernet Adapter                     39Y6098
     PRO/1000 GT Dual Port Server Adapter by Intel                 73P5101
     PRO/1000 GT Quad Port Server Adapter by Intel                 73P5201
     IBM iSCSI Server TX Adapter                                   30R5201
     IBM iSCSI Server SX Adapter                                   30R5501
     
     Miscellaneous Cables
     
     LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable - 1M                           (w)  19K1247
     LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable - 5M                           (w)  19K1248
     LC-LC Fibre Channel Cable - 25M                          (w)  19K1249
     LC-SC Fibre Channel Cable Adapter                             19K1250
     Short Wave SFP Module                                         19K1271
     Long Wave SPF Module                                          19K1272
     USB to Serial Cable                                           10K3661
     
     Monitors
     
     IBM NetBay 2U Flat Panel Display Console Kit w/Keyboard(US P/N 32P1702)
     IBM NetBay 2U Flat Panel Display Console Kit w/o Keyboard     32P1703
     
     Tape
     
     VXA-2 Tape Drive                                         (w)  59P6746
     3607 Series 1.8GB/3.6TB LTO Autoloader (Rack Mount)      (w)  360726X
     IBM SDLT/LTO Modular Tape Library                        (w)  4560SLX
     LTO Generation-2 Tape Drive Sled                         (w)  71P9146
     IBM 1U xSeries Tape Enclosure Unit                       (w)  45591UX
     
     Other Devices
     
     IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine         (US P/N 73P9341)
     NetBAY42 Enterprise Rack                                 (w)  930842S
     NetBAY42 Enterprise Rack Expansion Cabinet               (w)  930842E
     NetBAY42 Standard Rack Cabinet                                9306420
     NetBAY42 Standard Expansion Rack Cabinet                      9306421
     NetBAY25 Standard Rack Cabinet                                9306250
     NetBay11 Standard Rack Cabinet                           (w)  9306110
     IBM 25U Standard Rack                                    (w)  93072SX
     IBM 42U Standard Rack Extension                               93073EX
     IBM 42U Standard Rack                                         93074SX
     McData 4300 Fabric Switch (12-port)                           2034212
     Cisco MDS 9120 Multilayer Fabric Switch        (US P/N's 2061020
     Cisco MDS 9140 Multilayer Fabric Switch                  2061040)
     IBM NetBAY 1 x 4 Console Switch                               09N4290
     IBM NetBAY 2 x 8 Console Switch                               09N4291
     NetBAY Local Console Manager (LCM)                            1735L04
     NetBAY Remote Console Manager (RCM)                           1735R16
     IBM PCI-X Riser Card for 1U Systems                           32R2816
     x3550 redundant power supply 670W                             32R2815
     
     IBM USB Keyboard with UltraNav                                31P8950
     IBM USB Travel Keyboard with UltraNav                         31P9490
     IBM USB Keyboard Enhanced Performance                         73P2620
     
    Power/Distribution
     
     63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 32A 2P+Gnd connector (w)32P1754
     Cost Reduced HV Power Distribution Unit                       37L6866
     60A/208V 1P w/IEC309 2P+Gnd Conn                          (w) 73P5855
     63A/230V 1P w/IEC309 P+N+Gnd Conn                         (w) 73P5856
     Netfinity 100-120V Power Distribution Unit                    94G6666
     NetBAY Single Phase Front-End PDU with 208V Line Cord         37L6884
     NetBAY Three Phase Front-End PDU with 208V Line Cord          37L6886
     NetBAY Dual Cord Power Distribution Unit                      37L6865
     American Power Conversion 2U Smart UPS 1400 (Low Voltage)  (w)32P1020
     American Power Conversion 2U Smart UPS 1400 (High Voltage) (w)32P1022
     IBM UPS3000XLU 100-127V UPS                                (w)2130R30
     IBM UPS3000XHU 200-240V UPS                                (w)2130R31
     IBM UPS Extend Run Battery Pack                            (w)32P1692
     
                          (w) = Withdrawn
     
    System x3550 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 x3550
     
    OPERATING SYSTEMS
     
     Software Publisher    Description
     ------------------    ----------------------
     
     o  Microsoft          Windows 2000 Advanced Server
                           Windows 2000 Server
                           Windows Server 2003, Web Edition)
                           Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
                           Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
     
     o  Linux              Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 AS for x86(*)
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 ES for x86(*)
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 for AMD64 and
                                                     Intel EM64T(*)
                           SUSE Linux Entreprise Server 9(*)
     
        (*) Support and certification is planned for these operating systems.
     
    The following software is supported as preloads:
     
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 Standard**
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 Standard**
                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 Standard**
                           SLES Linux Enterprise Server 9**
                           Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
                           Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
     
    ** Drop in box
     
    

    Note: For information on additional support, certification, version information or network operating systems, visit http://www-03.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.

    ************ End of Document ************

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