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IBM System x3100 M4

IBM System x3100 M4

  • Delivers robust performance at a competitive entry-server price
  • Offers flexibility in an optimized compact design
  • Combines reliability and simple installation with innovative management technology

Robust performance at an entry-level price

With support for the latest Intel Xeon and Core i3 processor technology, the IBM System x3100 M4 delivers strong performance for the price in a single-socket tower. Advanced features and functions, which come standard, include innovative integrated RAID capability, 1600 MHz dependable server-class memory, energy efficiency, low-cost tower-to-rack kit and high-capacity storage options for enhanced availability.

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  • Specifications
  • Overview
  • Features and Benefits
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Server Features
Form factor/height Intel Xeon E3-1200v2 series (quad-core) up to 3.6 GHz/8 MB/1600 MHz, Intel Core i3 2100 series (dual-core) up to 3.4 GHz/3 MB/1333 MHz, Pentium (dual-core) up to 3.0 GHz/3 MB/1333 MHz and low-cost Celeron
Number of processors (std/max) 1/1
Cache (max) 8 MB (processor and model dependent)
Memory (max) 1 × 4 GB standard, maximum 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR-3 UDIMMs via 4 DIMM slots
Expansion slots 4 PCIe slots (x16, x8, x4, x1)
Disk bays (total) 3.5" simple swap 4 Serial ATA (SATA) or 2.5" hot-swap 8 SAS/SATA
Maximum internal storage 16 TB 3.5" simple swap SATA or 8 TB 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA
Network interface Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet
Power supply (std/max) 350 W fixed or 80-PLUS® certified 300 W fixed (4U model with 3.5" simple-swap HDDs, model dependent)/430 W hot-swap redundant power supply (5U model with 2.5" hot-swap HDDs)
RAID support ServeRAID-C100 for System x supports integrated RAID-0, -1; supports hardware RAID-0, -1, -10, -5, -6 for advanced data protection
Systems management IMM2 with optional upgrade key to Remote presence
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2012/Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2/Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SBS 2011, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux
Limited warranty 1-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty


Product features
  • Generous server-class memory offers greater performance per price point
  • Support for up to four high-capacity, low-cost Serial ATA hard disk drives or up to eight hot swap 2.5” SAS/ SATA hard disk drives that optimize implementation flexibility
  • PCI Gen 3-ready slot offer ample I/O speed and an easy upgrade path
  • Integrated Management Module 2 and full IBM toolbox simplify systems management
  • Embedded RAID support and optional advanced RAID upgrade facilitates enhanced availability and protection
  • Dual integrated Gigabit Ethernet offers greater network bandwidth
Hardware summary
  • Single-processor, 4U / 5U tower server (model dependant)
  • Choice of processors—Intel Xeon E3-1200v2 series (quad-core) up to 3.6 GHz/8 MB/1333 MHz or Intel Core i3 2100 series (dual-core) up to 3.4 GHz/3 MB/1333 MHz
  • DDR-3 ECC server-class memory, up to 1600 MHz; max 32 GB UDIMM
  • Up to 16 TB via 4 × 3.5 in. simple-swap SATA HDDs or 8 TB via 2.5" SAS/SATA hot-swap HDDs
  • Standard ServeRAID-C100 for IBM System x® supports RAID-0 or -1 or hardware RAID-0,-1 for 2.5" hot-swap HDDs, redundant PSU model (model dependent)

Features and Benefits

Feature Benefits
Choice of dual-core or quad-core processor. Support for quad-core Intel Xeon E3 1200v2 series processors or dual-core Intel Core i3 2100 series, Pentium and Celeron processors
  • Reliability with server-class processors
  • Performance to support 64-bit applications and 1600 MHz DDR III memory
  • Flexibility to serve a wide range of performance needs
Compact mini 4U design and flexible 5U for redundant power supply capability
  • Designed to be less intrusive in office environments by helping to generate less noise and heat.
  • Newly designed tower-to-rack kit supports integration of servers.
  • Facilitates energy efficiency with choice of 80-PLUS certified power supply for better energy efficiency.
Up to 32 GB 1600 MHz server class ECC DDR-3 memory
  • Time-tested quality and reliability
  • Plenty of high-performance memory at an affordable price
Integrated ServeRAID-C100 for System x® support (SATA models)
  • Helps safeguard your valuable data and enhances availability with low cost of ownership
  • Integrated hardware RAID-0, -1, -5,-6 controllers available for more advanced RAID
Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • Provides increased network throughput and redundancy with efficient slot-saving integration
  • Shares one port for system management.
Four PCIe slots
  • Higher bus speeds to optimize return on investment
  • PCI Gen3-ready for ample I/O speed and easy upgrade path (selected slot)
Systems management and IBM tools
  • Enhanced Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) simplifies overall management
  • Optional upgrade to remote presence and mobile interface* via FoD
  • Help with configuration setup
  • Support for diagnostics
  • Optional upgrade available to enable remote keyboard, video and mouse for remote management
Support for Microsoft Windows or Linux server OS
  • Flexibility to choose operating system to meet varying small business server needs
ServerProven® compatibility program and IBM service and support
  • Optional upgrades have been tested and validated on the server for confidence and reduced business risk
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