IBM x3690 X5 Server (2) E7-2860 10C 2.26 GHz CPU 48GB No Drives 7147


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7147-A6U IBM x3690 X5 Server (2) E7-2860 10C 2.26 GHz CPU 48GB

System x3690 X5 is a powerful two-socket 2U rack-mount server using the latest Intel Xeon processors. The x3690 X5 servers can be combined with the MAX5 memory expansion unit for up to 2 TB of memory. Add to that the 16 2.5-inch disk drive bays and you have a high-performance workhorse in a rack-dense package. The x3690 X5 server belongs to the family of a new generation of Enterprise X-Architecture® servers. The server delivers innovation with enhanced reliability and availability features to enable optimal performance for databases, enterprise applications, and virtualized environments.

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IBM System x3690 X5 Standard Specifications

Form Factor:

  • Rack/2U per chassis; MAX5 adds 1U

Processor (max): 

  • Machine type 7147: Intel Xeon E7-2800, E7-4800 and E7-8800 families, up to 10 cores

Number of Processors:

  • 1 or 2 standard (model dependent), 2 maximum

Cache (max):

  • Up to 30 MB

Memory DIMM Sockets:

  • Up to 64 DIMM sockets:

    • 16 on the system planar

    • 32 total with optional memory mezzanine

    • 64 total with optional MAX5 and memory mezzanine

Memory Maximums:

  • Up to 2 TB of RAM using all 32 GB DIMMs:

    • 512 GB without the memory mezzanine

    • 1 TB total with the memory mezzanine populated

    • 2 TB total with the memory mezzanine and MAX5 populated

Expansion Slots:

  • Up to 5 PCIe, 2.0 slots depending on the riser cards used

Disk Bays:

  • Up to 16x 2.5-inch SAS hot-swap bays; or

  • Up to 24x 1.8-inch SSD hot-swap bays

Optical Drive:

  • Optional

Maximum Internal Storage:

  • 25.6 TB per chassis (using 1.6 TB 2.5-inch SAS solid-state drives)

Network Interface:

  • 2x 1 Gb Ethernet ports, based on the Broadcom BCM5709C controller.

  • 2x 10 Gb Ethernet ports (standard on some models, optional on the others)

  • 1x Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter I340-T4 (standard on some workload-optimized models)

Power Supply (std/max):

  • 1 / 4 - 675 W 220 V

Hot-swap Components:

  • Power supplies, fans, hard disk drives

RAID Support:

  • Most models: ServeRAID M1015 controller standard supporting RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, and 50.

Systems Management: 

  • Alert on LAN 2, automatic server restart, IBM Systems Director, ServerGuide, IMM, light path diagnostics (independently powered), predictive failure analysis on hard disk drives, processors, VRMs, fans, and memory, Wake on LAN, dynamic system analysis

Operating Systems Supported:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions 64-bit), 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Enterprise Linux, (Server and Advanced Server), VMware vSphere


  • Height: 3.5 in (2U) (86 mm)

  • Depth: 27.4 in (698 mm)

  • Width: 16.8 in (429 mm)


  • 69 lb (31.3 kg) when fully configured

  • Manufacturer: IBM
  • Type: Server
  • Model: 7147-AC1
  • Processor: Supports up to (2) Intel Xeon E7-2800 series processors
  • Memory: 48GB Supports up to 512GB  32 DIMM Slots per Chassis with expansion board
  • Storage: up to 16 2.5 HS Bays
  • Expansion Slots: Five PCIe Gen 2 I/O adapter slots (1-three-quarter length/full height, 1-halflength/full height, 3-half-length/low profile) Gen 2 slots
  • Form Factor: Rack (2U)