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IBM System x3250 M5 Server

Advanced performance and energy efficiency for small businesses in a single-socket 1U rack server


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The new IBM® System x3250 M5 is the most compact rack server in the IBM System x® portfolio. Designed in a single-socket 1U form factor, it supports double the system storage density of its predecessor in the same 22-inch deep chassis—four 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) or up to eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs.
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Choose the latest Intel processor that best matches your workloads, whether Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series, Core i3, or Pentium, including Xeon Data Center Graphics processors. With increasing focus on data security, the included Trusted Platform Module (TPM) can help safely store cryptographic keys.

Expand with simplicity—on your timetable

After activating the IBM Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) standard on your server, you can use IBM Feature on Demand (FoD) for several upgrades. For example, using FoD you can easily enable two more Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, in addition to the two standard ports, without opening your system hardware. You can also upgrade the speed and security of the ServeRAID C100 RAID-5 upgrade within the FoD key activation system. Furthermore, by using FoD for upgrades, your two PCIe x8 expansion slots remain free for other IBM certified upgrade options as your business grows.

A big emphasis on efficiency and value

You may decide to use the x3250 M5 for basic infrastructure, file and print, and similar workloads. Or you may add this compact server to your data center for management tasks. The 40°C operating temperature enhancement kit2 allows the x3250 M5 to work alongside the entire System x rack portfolio, and can reduce overall energy costs for your data center. Whatever the purpose, this server brings IBM quality and reliability to your organization at a smart entry-level price.

Part No. ibmx3250m5
Manufacturer IBM
End of Life? No
Preceeded By IBM System x3250 M4 Server
Rack Units 1
Weight [Kg] 13.50
CPU Socket(s) Up to one Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series processor (quad-core), Core i3 series processor (quad-core), or Pentium series processor (dual-core)
CPU Cache Up to 8 MB per processor
Memory Capacity Up to 32 GB via four slots (UDIMM)
Drive Bays Up to four 3.5-inch or eight 2.5-inch HDDs
RAID Controller Integrated IBM ServeRAID C100 RAID-0, -1, (RAID-5 upgrade via IBM Feature on Demand (FoD)), optional hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 or RAID-5, -50 or RAID-6, -60
Supported OS Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2/ Microsoft Windows Server 2012/Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Red Hat Linux, Novell SUSE Linux, VMware
USB Port(s) 2 USB 3.0 front/4 USB 2.0 rear/1 USB 2.0 internal
PCI Slot(s) 1 PCIe 3.0 x8 slot and 1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (electrical x4) slot
LAN Socket(s) Two Gigabit Ethernet ports standard; two additional Gigabit Ethernet ports upgradeable via FoD
Standard 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9×5; service upgrades available

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