IBM X3530M4 RACK 1U server delivers dual-socket performance in a 1U compact footprint. Featuring the latest Intel Romley EN platform, the IBM X3530M4 RACK 1U is a flexible rack server positioned as a good investment value, while considering total cost of ownership and your IBM commitment.
The IBM X3530M4 RACK 1U offers a wide range of configuration options. All of the power supply options meet 80-PLUS certifications to enable greater energy savings while providing redundancy and flexibility to meet your business needs. The IBM X3530M4 RACK 1U also offers choices of different computing power, 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) capability. It also provides smart option upgrades with innovative Feature on Demand (FoD) technology, allowing competitive features with cost advantages. The FoD mechanism offers a simpler design than traditional hardware upgrade path, saving lead time for feature upgrades when business grows. This high-density, cost-competitive machine is designed to meet all of your general-business needs today, and grow to meet increasing requirements in the future.
Optimized for energy efficiency and performance
An innovative, energy-smart design with powerful high-performance processors, a large capacity of high-performing DDR3 memory, and a balanced feature set make this server ideal for many general business applications:
IBM X3530M4 RACK 1U series processors with a powerful multicore design to satisfy various client needs. Power supply options that allow choices between fixed or redundant supplies as well as capacities. designed to meet 80-PLUS certifications for greater energy efficiency and savings. Redundant cooling fans, low-voltage memory, and energy-smart design to enable lower power and help lower operational costs. Highly functional chipset optimized for better application computing supporting general-business workloads.
Twelve DIMM slots that enable deployment of up to 384 GB of DDR3 SDRAM Registered DIMM memory, with up to 32 GB of memory standard.
Standard simple-swap SATA or hot-swap SAS/SATA 3.5-inch HDDs (up to four drives) or 2.5-inch hot swap SAS/SATA HDDs (up to eight drives).
Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet standard for network communication with easy upgrade to additional two ports on-board NIC by Feature on Demand (FoD).
Support for embedded hypervisor port activated with optional USB key.
Two PCI-Express x8 high-performance Gen 3 slots, and one x4 slot dedicated for Internal HW RAID.
IBM X3530M4 RACK 1U Built-in Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) with optional upgrade to remote presence through FoD, which supports a consistent management view across your portfolio and offers server monitoring, alerting, and remote control to decrease the time spent and lower the cost of supporting your system.
Integrated IBM System x® ToolsCenter and ServerGuide to help you easily install and maintain the server.
Manage with efficiency
IBM X3530M4 RACK 1UHigh availability, manageability, and serviceability features help diagnose problems quickly, even from remote locations:
Newly designed light path front panel helps identify system failures without opening the chassis or interrupting system operation. An optional upgrade to Advanced Lightpath Kit provides richer system serviceability.
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ (AEM) for advanced power management, including near-real-time monitoring, trending, and reporting of power consumption.
IBM X3530M4 RACK 1U Configurable Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) setup.
IMM2 systems management processor on planar that provides better security and system management; optional upgrade to remote presence by FoD key.
Monitoring and control of operating status and key server components.
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0-compliant full IMM2 for enterprise-class systems management to monitor, maintain, and maximize server availability, including optional upgrade for full remote systems management.
Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) on selected components that helps warn of problems before they occur.
Fast and easy servicing through innovative light path diagnostics and improved onboard diagnostics.
Ultimate fault tolerant protection
IBM X3530M4 RACK 1U Redundant fans with calibrated vectored cooling (to keep components cool), and simplified fan replacement.
Selection between cost-optimized fixed power supplies and redundant power suppliers. Hot-swap, redundant power supplies are designed to help reduce downtime.
High-performance hot-swap SAS and SATA HDDs.
IBM X3530M4 RACK 1U Hot-swap SATA/SAS models support hardware RAID-0, RAID-1, and RAID-10 (model dependant) or RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-10, RAID-5, and RAID-50 with different option of cache or flash. All models are able to upgrade to advanced hardware RAID options (optional RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-10, RAID-5, RAID-50, RAID-6, and RAID-60 with SED and optional cache and flash).
IBM Director and web support.
Three-year, customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site labor1 , limited warranty2 ; optional warranty service upgrades available.