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IBM System x3500 M3

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Form factor/height Tower/5U (rack-mountable)
Processor (max) Intel® Xeon® 5500/5600 processors (Six-core Intel Xeon X5690 3.46 GHz or quad-core Intel Xeon X5687 3.60 GHz up to 6.4 GT/s QPI system speed with 12 MB of cache per processor socket)
Number of processors (std/max) 1/2
Cache (max) 12 MB
Memory (max) 16 DIMM slots maximum, 192 GB with DDR-3 1333 MHz RDIMMs or 48 GB with DDR-3 1333 MHz UDIMMs
Expansion slots Six PCIe and one PCI standard; additional two PCI-X available via configure to order and requires removal of one PCIe slot
Disk bays (total/hot-swap) 8/8 or 16/16 2.5" hot-swap standard; 24/24 2.5" hot-swap or 8/8 3.5" hot-swap or 4/0 3.5" simple swap (available via configure to order only)
Maximum internal storage 24 TB1 of 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA (HDD upgrade options required) or 16.0 TB of 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA (via configure to order only)
Network interface Broadcom 5709S onboard NIC with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with TOE
RAID support Integrated 6 Gbps or 3 Gbps hardware RAID-0, -1, -1E, optional RAID-5, -6, -10, -50, -60
Systems management Automatic Server Restart; Predictive Failure Analysis on hard disk drives, processors, voltage regulator modules (VRMs), fans and memory; light path diagnostics; integrated management module; remote presence; IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager
Operating systems supported Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, SUSE Linux Enterprise, VMware ESX and ESXi
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty