With the powerful, versatile 2U rack server design, the dual-socket Lenovo System x3650 M5 (E5-2600 v4) server can run even more workloads, 24 x 7, and gain faster business insights. Integrated with Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family and industry-leading two-socket storage capacity, the System x3650 M5 delivers exceptional performance. Flexible and scalable internal storage configurations include up to 28x 2.5-inch or 14x 3.5-inch drives with a wide selection of drive sizes and types.
This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the structure of the System x3650 M5 offering, its key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the System x3650 M5 and consider its use in IT solutions.
Replacement product: The Lenovo System x3650 M5 server is withdrawn and no longer available for ordering. The current generation 2U two-socket rack-mount server is the ThinkSystem SR650 V2, based on 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors:
Option compatibility: The options tables shown in this product guide (drives, network adapters, FC HBAs, PCIe flash storage adapters, and GPU adapters) are not being maintained. For a complete list of compatible options, refer to the ServerProven compatibility page for the x3650 M5 (8871):
With the powerful, versatile 2U rack server design, the dual-socket Lenovo System x3650 M5 (E5-2600 v4) server (Machine Type 8871) can run even more workloads, 24 x 7, and gain faster business insights. Integrated with Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family and industry-leading two-socket storage capacity, the System x3650 M5 delivers exceptional performance. Flexible and scalable internal storage configurations include up to 28x 2.5-inch or 14x 3.5-inch drives with a wide selection of drive sizes and types.
The System x3650 M5 incorporates energy-smart features for minimized costs and efficient performance. Dual fan zones support operation in up to 40°C environments. The 80 PLUS Titanium power supply units (PSUs) can deliver 96% efficiency at 50% load.
The System x3650 M5 has outstanding memory performance that is achieved by supporting two-RDIMMs-per-channel configurations at speeds up to 12% faster than the Intel specification, while still maintaining world-class reliability.
The System x3650 M5 integrates leadership security and reliability. System x Trusted Platform Assurance, an exclusive set of System x features and practices, establishes a solid security foundation for your workloads. Enterprise-class data protection is provided with optional self-encrypting drives, and advanced diagnostic tools facilitate reduced downtime and costs.
The System x3650 M5 is a versatile 2U dual-socket business-critical server that offers improved performance and pay-as-you-grow flexibility along with new features that improve server management capability. This powerful system is designed for your most important business applications and cloud deployments.
Combining balanced performance and flexibility, the System x3650 M5 is a great choice for small and medium businesses up to the large enterprise. It can provide outstanding uptime to keep business-critical applications and cloud deployments running safely. Ease of use and comprehensive systems management tools help make deployment easier. Outstanding reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) and high-efficiency design improve your business environment and help save operational costs.
Product availability: The Lenovo System x3650 M5 (Machine Type 8871) server models are withdrawn and no longer available for ordering. For currently available 2U dual-socket rack-mount servers, refer to the following product guides:
The System x3650 M5 supports up to two processors of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family. Also, support for the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family is available via CTO only. The following tables list the specifications of the processors for the System x3650 M5.
The System x3650 M5 supports TruDDR4 memory. TruDDR4 memory uses the highest-quality components sourced from Tier 1 DRAM suppliers and only memory that meets strict requirements is selected. It is compatibility tested and tuned on every System x server to maximize performance and reliability.
The System x3650 M5 server supports the optical drive options listed in the following table. Storage dense models with 12x 3.5-inch or up to 24x 2.5-inch drive bays on the front do not support internal optical drive; a supported external optical drive can be used instead.
The System x3650 M5 server supports up to nine PCIe slots: one slot on the system planar that is dedicated for an internal storage controller, two regular PCIe slots on the system planar, and up to six PCIe slots with different riser cards installed into two riser sockets on the system planar (one riser socket supports installation of one riser card). The slot form factors are as follows:
The COM Port Bracket, part number 00KA161, is used for mounting the external serial port on the rear of the System x3650 M5. This option includes the bracket and the cable. The COM Port option is mounted in place of the PCIe slot 5, and the PCIe slot 5 cannot be used.
The System x3650 M5 supports four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports. Optionally, the server supports ML2 adapters that are installed in the custom ML2 slot provided by the PCIe ML2 riser cards (part numbers 00KA504 and 00KA519). This slot supports adapters with either two 10 Gb ports or four Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports direct connectivity to the IMM2.1 service processor for out-of-band systems management.
The System x3650 M5 server supports up to six system fans that provide dual fan zones cooling with N+1 fanredundancy, and each system fan has one or two rotors depending on the model. System x3650 M5 servers with single-rotor fans can be upgraded to dual-rotor fan systems by replacing the existing single-rotor fans and cage with the dual-rotor fans and cage by using the optional Dual Rotor Fan Thermal Kit (part number 00YD003).
Single rotor fan-based server models of the System x3650 M5 with one processor include four system fans, and server models with two processors include six system fans. Dual-rotor fan server models of the System x3650 M5 include six system fans.
The System x3650 M5 server supports up to two redundant power supplies, and is capable of N+N redundancy depending on the configuration. Standard models come with one power supply. The following table lists the power supply options.
The System x3650 M5 servers ship standard with or without a power cord (model dependent). The 900 W AC power supply option ships with one 2.8m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, IEC 320-C13 to C14 rack power cable (feature code 6400), and the other hot-swap AC power supply options ship standard with one 2.8m, 10A/100-250V, IEC 320-C13 to C14 rack power cable (feature code 6311).
Configuration note: If the 900 W AC power supplies (00FK936) in the System x3650 M5 server are connected to a low-voltage power source (100 - 125 V), the only supported power cables are those that are rated above 10A; cables that are rated at 10A are not supported.
The System x3650 M5 server supports VMware ESXi installed on a USB memory key or one or two SD cards in the SD Media Adapter. The USB memory key is installed in a USB socket inside the server. The SD Media Adapter is installed in a dedicated slot inside the server.
The System x3650 M5 server contains Integrated Management Module II (IMM2.1), which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and an alerting function. If an environmental condition exceeds a threshold or if a system component fails, the IMM2.1 lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. Optionally, the IMM2.1 also provides a virtual presence capability for remote server management capabilities.
All System x3650 M5 server models include basic light path diagnostics, which provides the system LEDs on the front of the server (see Components and connectors) and the LEDs near the monitored components (for example, the DIMM error LED on the system board).
The ToolsCenter Suite tool is a consolidation of server management tools that helps simplify the management of System x servers. It provides functions to collect full system health information (including health status), configure system setting, update system firmware and drivers, and FoD mass activation key management for multiple endpoints.
Lenovo XClarity Administrator is an optional software component for the System x3650 M5 which can be downloaded and used at no charge to discover and monitor the x3650 M5 and manage firmware upgrades for them.
The System x3650 M5 has a three-year customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite (for field-replaceable units [FRUs] only) limited warranty with standard call center support during normal business hours and 9x5 Next Business Day Parts Delivered.
In one of my last posts, I described how to update firmware and UEFI for an IBM X3650 M4 Server by using the Lenovo XClarity Essentials Bootable Media Creator (BoMC) tool. Unfortunately the BoMC tool will not update device drivers for the installed OS on the server.
Lenovo XClarity Essentials UpdateXpress -xpressLenovo XClarity Essentials UpdateXpress (hereafter referred to as the UpdateXpress application) can be used to acquire and apply UpdateXpress System Packs (UXSP) and individual updates to your local or remote system. The UpdateXpress application acquires and deploys UpdateXpress System Pack (UXSP) update packages and individual updates. UXSPs contain firmware and device driver updates.Source: _essentials/ux_t_introducing_ux_app.html 2b1af7f3a8