• Extended Part Specification

IBM Pre-Sales Advisor - www.presalesadvisor.com

AUD6,577.51 Excludes GST


  • Innovative design, optimised for performance and reliability
  • Wide range of business-critical applications, including cloud computing, virtual desktop and business analytics
  • Optimised for cloud computing and virtualisation
  • Outstanding reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) for an improved business environment
  • Easy to deploy, integrate, service and manage.
Optimal performance and virtualisation

The versatile IBM® System x3650 M4 blends outstanding uptime and performance for business-critical workloads, including cloud computing, virtual desktop and business analytics. The powerful server offers an energy-smart and easy-to-use rack solution with a pay-as-you-grow design to help manage risks. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors, advanced memory support and greater disk capacity for businesses requiring ample storage, the x3650 M4 offers balanced performance and density. Additionally, as the first x86 server to achieve the Transaction Processing Council - C (TPC-C) benchmark, virtualised (1 M trusted platform module (TPM)),1 the x3650 M4 is optimised for cloud computing and virtualisation applications.

Outstanding uptime

With redundant hot-swap fans, disks and power supplies, the x3650 M4 provides a resilient architecture ideal for business-critical applications. Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) and light path diagnostics proactively monitor the system’s sub-components and provide advanced warning on power supplies, fans, voltage regulator module (VRMs), disks, processors and memory. Redundant hot-swap components make it easy to replace failures without taking your system down. Light path diagnostics displays a visible warning light indicator on a failing component, allowing time for component replacement prior to failure and facilitating high availability (HA).

Product features
  • Innovative design with flexibility, performance and outstanding uptime
  • Optimised for cost and performance, supports business-critical applications and cloud deployments
  • Excellent reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) and outstanding uptime for an improved business environment
  • Easy to deploy, integrate, service and manage
  • Comprehensive systems management tools help increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity with advanced server management capabilities
  • Support for graphics processing unit (GPUs), high- input/output operations per second (IOPS) solid state drive (SSDs) and 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) for different types of workloads
Hardware summary
  • Dual-socket 2U rack server for expandability and high performance
  • Up to two Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 product family processors
  • Up to 768 GB memory and up to 1866 megahertz (MHz) memory speed
  • Integrated quad-port GbE and optional embedded dual-port 10 GbE
  • Up to six peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) 3.0 expansion slots; up to four optional peripheral component interconnect Extended (PCI-X) slots available
  • Up to 16 TB of 1.8-inch hot-swap SSDs or 25.6 TB of 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA/SSDs or 24 TB of 3.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drive (HDDs)
  • Embedded 6 gigabits per second (Gbps) hardware redundant array of independent disks (RAID)-0, -1, -10 and optional RAID-5, -50 or -6, -60. Optional support for new 12 Gbps* RAID controller.
  • Hot-swap disk/fan/power supply, two fan zones with N+1 fans design, light path diagnostics and Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA), better thermal design, balanced efficiency, uptime and serviceability

This is a Sys x - High Volume product, division code 4S.

Further Information

Product Categorisation:
This is a category C part.
5 month Outlook:
+1 C +2 D +3 D +4 D +5 D

Base unit channel stock:

Selling Points
Loading, please wait...

Top Competitive Selling Points for System x3650 M4, x3650 M4 HD, and x3650 M4 BD (As of December 10, 2014)

A highly energy-efficient, two-socket rack server that offers high performance and exceptional reliability

The x3650 M4, x3650 M4 HD, and x3650 M4 BD offer:

  • 22-nm Intel E5-2600 v2 “Ivy Bridge-EP” processors, which feature Intel’s Tri-Gate transistors. These processors are a shrink of the “Sandy Bridge-EP” processors and include all of the features of “Sandy Bridge-EP” plus improved power consumption. Intel has extended the core count of “Ivy Bridge-EP” to twelve cores for added performance.
  • A high-spindle count x3650 M4 HD storage array that opens new markets for Lenovo and its business partners.
  • Up to 14 3.5-inch drives in the x3650 M4 BD for an industry-leading 56 TB of storage in a 2U server.
  • Enhanced virtualization with Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), providing hardware-based mechanisms that help protect against software-based attacks by sectioning off application environments.
  • Up to 768 GB (24 DIMMs) of LRDIMMs with ECC, up to 384 GB (24 DIMMs) of DDR3 RDIMMs with ECC, up to 128 GB (16 DIMMs) of DDR3 UDIMMs with ECC, or up to 384 GB (24 DIMMs) of DDR3 HCDIMMs with ECC, including new 1.35V low-voltage DIMMs.
  • A high level of energy efficiency with energy-efficient Intel E5-2600 v2 processors, optional low-voltage DIMMs, an energy smart design, and Active Energy Manager power monitoring and control.
  • A 40C operating temperature, which delivers high levels of efficiency, increased component density, and cost savings.
  • A 12 Gb/s controller (standard on some models) with hardware-based RAID 0, 1, and 10. Upgrades to RAID 5, 6, 50, and 60 are also available.
  • An extremely wide range of storage configurations, including high capacity and a high number of spindles.
  • Extreme energy efficiency with optional low-voltage processors, low-voltage DIMMs, 94%-efficient power supplies, an energy smart design, counter-rotating fans, an altimeter to regulate fan rotation, and Active Energy Manager power monitoring and control.
  • An advanced Integrated Management Module (IMM2) that enables remote control to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot servers from any location. It has an integrated video controller, a remote presence/cKVM function, and Super I/O. The IMM2 has a responsive user interface, fast power on, and high remote presence performance.
  • A TPM chip, which is a coprocessor that can hold cryptographic keys that protect information.
  • Multiple I/O configurations available through two mezzanine slots.
  • UEFI as a common management interface across all System x platforms, replacing BIOS.
  • An optional Virtual Media Key for additional systems-management capabilities, including:
    • Web-based out-of-band control
    • Virtual floppy and optical drive support
    • Windows “blue screen” error capture
    • LDAP and SSL support
    • Remote redirection of PCI video, keyboard, and mouse (cKVM)
  • Multiple USB ports, including internal USB ports for virtualization and security/authentication needs.
  • A choice of two hot-swap and redundant 80 PLUS Platinum (94% efficient) supplies and a smart, redundant cooling design that delivers exceptional energy efficiency.
  • Enhanced Predictive Failure Analysis, which helps decrease planned and unplanned server downtime for improved reliability and maximum utilization.
  • Light-Path Diagnostics, which helps speed up diagnosis of failures by providing a lighted path to problem components, minimizing maintenance expense and downtime.
  • ToolsCenter, which provides a single website for creating bootable media (CD, DVD, or USB), with updates customized for customers’ systems.
  • Integrated quad-port Gigabit Ethernet with the option of two 10 Gb Ethernet ports via a mezzanine card.
  • Systems Director at no additional cost, which delivers a single interface for managing both physical and virtual resources.

ServerProven Compatibility for the x3650 M4 (7915):


ServerProven Compatibility for the x3650 M4 HD (5460):


ServerProven Compatibility for the x3650 M4 BD (5466):


Lenovo Pre-Sales Advisor   Version 3.1
Copyright © 2006-15 by Mercato Solutions Limited.
Lenovo and the Lenovo logo are trademarks of Lenovo, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. 

Lenovo System x Pre-Sales Advisor uses cookies to ensure you remain logged in, to allow the site to function properly, and to help us understand and improve your user experience. If you continue to use this site, we’ll assume you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read more on our Privacy Policy.

Hide this message

Welcome to Lenovo System x Pre-Sales Advisor Tool - a dynamic online hardware sourcing and specifying tool.

We have detected that your region is ‘Australia’ and have selected ‘English (United Kingdom)' as your default language.If you wish to change your region or language, use the ‘language selector’ provided. Your region and language preferences will be remembered next time you visit this site.

Language Selector

Your 3 Step Process
  1. 1. learn

    Learn about the range of Lenovo System x server solutions
  2. 2. shop

    Shop for the solution that best matches your needs
  3. 3. buy

    Find a dealer and buy the solution

Lenovo System x Pre-Sales Advisor Tool has been designed to help you quickly and easily build and configure hardware solutions for forwarding on to your nearest dealer.

Information used on this site provided by IBM

This site is designed as an aid only. Please verify all configurations with your preferred Lenovo Dealer. The data contained in this site is distributed AS IS without certification. The use of the data is for information and planning purposes only, and does not constitute a representation or warranty by Lenovo regarding the verification results.