Lenovo System x3650 M5 - 00FK661

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Lenovo System X x3650 M5 Plus 8x 2.5in HS HDD Assembly Kit with Expander

With the powerful; versatile new 2U two-socket Lenovo System x3650 M5 rack server; you can run even more workloads; 24 x 7; and gain faster business insights. Integrated with Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family and industry-leading two-socket storage capacity; the x3650 M5 fast forwards your business. You can select from an impressive array of storage configurations (up to 28 small form factor [SFF] drive bays) that optimize diverse workloads from cloud to big data.

Suggested uses: Database; cloud computing and virtualization; enterprise applications; collaboration/email; business analytics and big data; and Microsoft RemoteFX applications.

The x3650 M5 incorporates energy-smart features for minimized costs and efficient performance. Dual fan zones support operation in up to 40 degreeC environments. The 80 PLUS Titanium power supply units (PSUs) can deliver 96% efficiency at 50% load.

The x3650 M5 has outstanding memory performance that is achieved by supporting two-RDIMMs-per-channel configurations at speeds up to 12% faster than the Intel specification; while still maintaining world-class reliability.

The x3650 M5 integrates leadership security and reliability. System x Trusted Platform Assurance; an exclusive set of System x features and practices; establishes a solid security foundation for your workloads. Enterprise-class data protection is provided with optional self-encrypting drives. Diagnostic tools facilitate reduced downtime and costs.

Scalability and performance

The x3650 M5 offers numerous features to boost performance; improve scalability; and reduce costs:

  • Improves productivity by offering superior system performance with up to 18-core processors; up to 45 MB of L3 cache; and up to 9.6 GT/s QPI interconnect links.
  • Supports up to two processors; 36 cores; and 72 threads maximize the concurrent execution of multi-threaded applications.
  • Intelligent and adaptive system performance with energy efficient Intel Turbo Boost Technology allows CPU cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor thermal design power (TDP).
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multithreaded applications by enabling simultaneous multithreading within each processor core; up to two threads per core.
  • Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better utilize the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0 (AVX 2.0) enable acceleration of enterprise-class workloads such as databases; enterprise resource planning; and others.
  • Up to 2133 MHz memory speeds with two DIMMs per channel running at 2133 MHz to help maximize system performance.
  • Up to 1.5 TB of memory capacity with 64 GB load-reduced DIMMs; or LRDIMMs
  • The 12 Gbps SAS internal storage connectivity doubles the data transfer rate compared to 6 Gb SAS solutions to maximize performance of storage I/O-intensive applications.
  • Flexible and scalable internal storage configurations provide for up to 140 TB of storage capacity with 10 TB 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) or up to 107.5 TB with 3.84 TB 2.5-inch solid-state drives (SSDs) in a 2U rack form factor.
  • The use of SSDs instead of or along with traditional spinning HDDs can significantly improve I/O performance. An SSD can support a significantly higher number of I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
  • The server has four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports and optional 10 Gb Ethernet ports with ML2 adapters.
  • The server offers up to eight PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 I/O expansion slots plus one dedicated PCIe 3.0 slot for an internal storage controller in a 2U rack form factor.
  • With Intel Integrated I/O Technology; the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. This helps to dramatically reduce I/O latency and increase overall system performance.

Availability and serviceability

The x3650 M5 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts; such as processors; memory DIMMs; and adapter cards.
  • The server offers hot-swap drives supporting RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • The server offers redundant hot-swap power supplies and hot-swap redundant fans to provide availability for business-critical applications.
  • The new Next Gen light path diagnostics LCD display panel simplifies servicing; speeds up problem resolution; and helps improve system availability.
  • Proactive Platform Alerts (including PFA and SMART alerts): Processors; voltage regulators; memory; internal storage (SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs; NVMe SSDs; M.2 storage; flash storage adapters); fans; power supplies; RAID controllers; and server ambient and sub-component temperatures. Alerts can be surfaced through the system IMM to managers such as Lenovo XClarity Administrator; VMware vCenter; and Microsoft System Center. These proactive alerts let you take appropriate actions in advance of possible failure; thereby increasing server uptime and application availability.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Built-in Integrated Management Module II (IMM2.1) continuously monitors system parameters; triggers alerts; and performs recovery actions in case of failure; to minimize downtime.
  • Built-in diagnostics using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot speeds up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty; next business day 9x5. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3650 M5:

  • The server includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2.1) to monitor server availability and perform remote management.
  • An integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup; configuration; and updates; and simplifies error handling.
  • XClarity Administrator offers comprehensive hardware management tools that help to increase uptime; reduce costs and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • An integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) enables advanced cryptographic functionality such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • System x Trusted Platform Assurance; an exclusive set of System x security features and practices; establishes a foolproof security foundation for workloads by delivering firmware that is securely built; tested; digitally signed and verified prior to execution.
  • The server offers enterprise-class data protection with optional self-encrypting drives.
  • Industry-standard AES NI support offers faster; stronger encryption.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks; allowing an application to run in its own isolated space; protected from all other software running on a system.

Energy efficiency

The x3650 M5 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy; reduce operational costs; increase energy availability; and contribute to the green environment:

  • Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
  • High-efficiency power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum and Titanium certifications.
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed; to reduce power draw.
  • Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy the demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
  • Low-voltage 1.2 V DDR4 memory DIMMs offer energy efficiency compared to 1.35 V DDR3 DIMMs.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) consume less power than traditional spinning HDDs.
  • The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes; a part of Calibrated Vectored Cooling technology. Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes; providing more efficient airflow through the system.


  • Form factor: 2U Rack.
  • Processor: Up to two Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family CPUs with 18 or 16 cores (2.3 GHz core speeds); or 14; 12; or 10 cores (up to 2.6 GHz core speeds); or 8 cores (up to 3.2 GHz core speeds); or 6 cores (up to 3.4 GHz core speeds); or 4 cores (up to 3.5 GHz core speeds). Two QPI links up to 9.6 GT/s each. Up to 2133 MHz memory speed. Up to 45 MB L3 cache.
  • Chipset: Intel C612.
  • Memory: Up to 24 DIMM sockets (12 DIMMs per processor). RDIMMs and LRDIMMs are supported. Memory types cannot be intermixed. Memory speed up to 2133 MHz
  • Memory maximums: With RDIMMs: Up to 768 GB with 24x 32 GB RDIMMs and two processors; With LRDIMMs: Up to 1.5 TB with 24x 64 GB LRDIMMs and two processors
  • Memory protection: ECC; and Chipkill.
  • Drive bays:
    • Up to 28 SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays: 8x 2.5" (front) + 8x 2.5" (front) + 8x 2.5" (front) + 2x 2.5" (rear) + 2x 2.5" (rear)
    • Up to 16 SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap + 4 SFF NVMe PCIe SSD hot-swap drive bays: 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) + 4x 2.5" NVMe PCIe (front)
    • Up to 16 LFF+SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays: 12x 3.5" (front) + 2x 3.5" (rear) + 2x 2.5" (rear); 12x 3.5" (front) + 2x 2.5" (rear) + 2x 2.5" (rear)
    • Up to 16 SFF SATA Simple Swap drive bays: 8x 2.5" (front) + 8x 2.5" (front)
    • Up to 10 LFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays: 8x 3.5" (front) + 2x 3.5" (rear)
    • Up to 14 LFF+SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays: 8x 3.5" (front) + 2x 2.5" (rear) + 2x 2.5" (rear)
    • 8 LFF SATA Simple Swap + up to 4 SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays: 8x 3.5" (front) + 2x 2.5" (rear) + 2x 2.5" (rear)
  • Storage capacity:
    • Up to 147.6 TB with 10 TB 3.5" NL SAS or NL SATA HDDs and 3.84 TB 2.5" SAS SSDs
    • Up to 107.5 TB with 3.84 TB 2.5" SAS SSDs
    • Up to 56 TB with 2 TB 2.5" NL SATA HDDs
    • Up to 50.4 TB with 1.8 TB 2.5" SAS HDDs
    • Up to 8 TB with 2 TB NVMe PCIe SSDs
  • Storage controller:
    • Onboard 6 Gb SATA: no RAID support
    • 12 Gb SAS/SATA RAID: RAID 0; 1; 10 with M1215 or M5210. Optional upgrade to RAID 5; 50 is available for M1215. Optional upgrade to RAID 5; 50 is available for M5210 (zero-cache; 1 GB non-backed cache; 1 GB; 2 GB or 4 GB flash-backed cache). Optional upgrade to RAID 6; 60 is available for M5210 with memory cache upgrades.
    • 12 Gb SAS/SATA non-RAID: N2215 HBA
  • Optical drive bays: One for models with 8x 3.5" or up to 16x 2.5" drive bays (models with 24x 2.5" or 12x 3.5" drive bays do not support an internal optical drive). Support for DVD-ROM or Multiburner.
  • Tape drive bays: None.
  • Network interfaces:
    • 4x Integrated RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T ports (BCM5719).
    • 1x Optional Mezzanine LOM (ML2) slot for dual-port 10 GbE cards with SFP+ or RJ-45 connectors or quad-port GbE cards with RJ-45 connectors.
    • 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet systems management port.
  • PCI Expansion slots: Up to nine slots. Slots 4; 5; and 9 are the standard slots on the system planar; and the remaining slots depend on the riser cards installed. The slots are as follows:
    • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height; full-length (PCIe x16 slot is double-wide)
    • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height; full-length (not present if the slot 1 is PCIe x16)
    • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8 or ML2; full-height; half-length
    • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (vertical slot on system planar)
    • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile (vertical slot on system planar)
    • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height; full-length (PCIe x16 slot is double-wide)
    • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height; full-length (not present if the slot 6 is PCIe x16)
    • Slot 8: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height; half-length
    • Slot 9: PCIe 3.0 x8 (dedicated for an internal RAID controller)
  • Ports:
    • Front: 1x USB 3.0 (8x 3.5" and up to 16x 2.5" drive bay models); 2x USB 2.0; and 1x DB-15 video.
    • Rear: 2x USB 3.0; 2x USB 2.0; and 1x DB-15 video ports. Optional 1x DB-9 serial port.
    • Internal: 1x USB 3.0 port (for embedded hypervisor); 1x SD Media Adapter slot (for embedded hypervisor).
  • Cooling: Calibrated Vectored Cooling with up to six dual-motor; redundant hot-swap fans (four standard; additional two fans with the second processor); two fan zones with N+1 fan redundancy.
  • Power supply: Up to two redundant hot-swap 550 W; 750 W; or 900 W (100-240V); or 1500 W (200-240V) High Efficiency Platinum AC power supplies; or 750 W or 1300 W (200-240V) High Efficiency Titanium AC power supplies; or 900 W High Efficiency -48 V DC power supplies.
  • Video: Matrox G200eR2 with 16 MB memory integrated into the IMM2.1. Maximum resolution is 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors.
  • Hot-swap parts: Hard drives; power supplies; and fans.
  • Systems management: UEFI; Integrated Management Module II (IMM2.1) based on Renesas SH7758; Predictive Failure Analysis; light path diagnostics; Automatic Server Restart; ToolsCenter; XClarity Administrator. Optional Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade for remote presence.
  • Security features: Power-on password; administrator's password; Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0-ready. Optional lockable front bezel.
  • Operating systems: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2; 2012; 2012 R2; and 2016; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 12; VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.1; 5.5; 6.0; and 6.5.
  • Warranty: Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5 next business day.
  • Service and support: Optional service upgrades are available through Lenovo Services: Four-hour or two-hour response time; eight-hour fix time; one-year or two-year warranty extension; remote technical support for System x hardware and some System x third-party applications.
  • Dimensions: Height: 86.5 mm (3.4 in); width: 445.6 mm (17.5 in); depth: 800 mm (31.5 in)
  • Weight: Minimum configuration: 19 kg (42 lb.); maximum: 34 kg (75 lb.)
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