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Selling Points

Top Competitive Selling Points for System x3250 M3
(As of October 3, 2012)

A single-socket server that offers new levels of performance and flexibility to help customers respond to changing business demands

The x3250 M3 offers:

  • Hardware-based RAID 0 and 1 standard for hot-plug configurations, or as a low-cost option for other configurations. An upgrade to RAID 5 or encrypted RAID 5 is also available.
  • Flexible storage options, with support for up to two 3.5-inch simple-swap or hot-swap SAS/SATA hard drives, or four 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS drives.
  • An advanced Integrated Management Module (IMM) that enables remote control to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot servers from any location. It has all the functionality of a BMC/RSA-II in addition to an integrated video controller, a remote presence/cKVM function and Super I/O. The IMM is common across all new IBM x86 servers.
  • A TPM 1.2 chip, which is a coprocessor that can hold cryptographic keys that protect information.
  • Two high-speed PCI Express 2.0 x8 slots. There is also a PCI Express x4 slot dedicated to the optional RAID controller.
  • Up to 32 GB of DDR3 ECC memory with a RDIMMs or 16 GB of DDR3 ECC memory with UDIMMs.
  • A choice of one-year or three-year warranties.
  • An optional IBM Virtual Media Key for additional systems management capabilities, including:
    • Predictive Failure Analysis for system fans
    • Graphical console redirection over LAN
    • Web-based out-of-band control
    • Windows “blue screen” capture
    • Remote virtual floppy and CD-ROM
    • High-speed remote redirection of PCI video, keyboard and mouse
    • SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) support.
  • Seven USB ports (two front, four rear, and one internal).
  • An optional high-efficiency power supply.
  • An affordable server that delivers exceptional energy efficiency.
  • A 22-inch depth, providing plenty of room for cabling at the back of the server.
  • Enhanced Predictive Failure Analysis, which helps decrease planned and unplanned server downtime for improved reliability and maximum utilization.
  • IBM ToolsCenter, which provides a single website for creating bootable media (CD, DVD, or USB) with updates customized for customers’ systems.
  • IBM Systems Director at no additional cost, which delivers a single interface for managing both physical and virtual resources.

ServerProven Compatibility for the x3250 M3 (4251, 4252):


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