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Selling Points

 Top Competitive Selling Points for System x3200 M3
(As of October 12, 2012)

A 5U, single-socket performance server that emphasizes security, simplicity, efficiency, and reliability, all at the right price

The x3200 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 four 3.5-inch hot-swap SATA disk drives or up to eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA/SSD 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 chip, which is a coprocessor that can hold cryptographic keys that protect information.
  • Two high-speed PCI Express 2.0 x8, two PCI Express x4 (one dedicated to the RAID controller) and two 32-bit PCI slots for legacy cards.
  • Up to 32 GB (with RDIMMs, 16 GB with UDIMMs) of DDR3 ECC memory with a choice of UDIMMs or RDIMMs.
  • 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.
  • A choice of one-year or thee-year warranties.
  • A quiet server that delivers exceptional energy efficiency at an economical price point.
  • Optional hot-swap, redundant power supplies in some models that help to reduce downtime.
  • A choice of internal tape options.
  • Enhanced Predictive Failure Analysis, which helps decrease planned and unplanned server downtime for improved reliability and maximum utilization.
  • IBM ToolsCenter, which provides a single web site 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.
  • A dual integrated Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet ports with Intel I/O Acceleration Technology (I/OAT). I/OAT is a set of Intel technologies that greatly speeds networking performance.

ServerProven Compatibility for the x3200 M3 (7327, 7328):

http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/xseries/7327.html

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