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Server features and specifications

Use this information for an overview of the server features and specifications.

The following information is a summary of the features and specifications of the server. Depending on the model, some features might not be available, or some specifications might not apply.

Microprocessor (depending on the model):
  • Supports one Intel dual-core or quad-core (Xeon E3-1200 v3 series) or dual-core (Pentium series, or Core i3 series) processor
  • Multi-chip Package processor architecture
  • Designed for LGA 1150 socket
  • Scalable up to four cores
  • 32 KB instruction L1 cache, 32 KB data L1 cache, 256 KB instruction/data L2 cache, and up to 8 MB L3 cache that is shared among the cores
  • Support for Intel Flex Memory Technology
  1. Use the Setup utility to determine the type and speed of the microprocessors in the server.

  2. For a list of supported microprocessors, see the Lenovo ServerProven website.

  • Minimum: 4 GB
  • Maximum: 32 GB
  • Types: PC3L-12800 (dual-rank), 1600 MHz, ECC, DDR3 unbuffered DIMMs only
  • Connectors: Four dual inline memory module (DIMM) connectors, two-way interleaved
Optical drives (optional):
  • UltraSlim DVD-ROM combo
  • Multi-burner
Hard disk drive expansion bays (depending on the model):
  • Four 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drive bays
  • Four 2.5-inch simple-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drive bays
  • Eight 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drive bays
  • Eight 2.5-inch simple-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drive bays
  • Four 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drive bays
  • Four 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA hard disk drive bays
As a general consideration, do not mix standard 512-byte and advanced 4-KB format drives in the same RAID array because it might lead to potential performance issues.
PCI expansion slots:

Supports two PCI riser slots on the riser card:

  • Slot 1 is dedicated to ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA controller
  • Slot 2 supports one PCI Express Gen3 x8 half-length, full-height adapter
Power supply (depending on the model):
  • One fixed 300-watt power supply
  • Up to two hot-swap 460-watt power supplies for redundancy
RAID controllers (depending on the model):
  • ServeRAID C100 capabilities that support RAID levels 0, 1, and 10 (RAID 5 upgrade available for Lenovo System x)
  • ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller that provides RAID levels 0, 1, and 10
  • ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller that provides RAID levels 0, 1, and 10 (RAID 5 upgrade available for Lenovo System x)
Integrated functions:
  • Integrated Management Module II (IMM2), which consolidates multiple management functions in a single chip
  • Broadcom 5719 Gigabit Ethernet controller with TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) and Wake on LAN support
  • Six Universal Serial Bus (USB):
    • Two USB 3.0 ports on the front. (Due to the limitation of USB 3.0, the front USB is not usable for VMware 5.5)
    • Four USB 2.0 ports on the rear
  • Two Ethernet ports (1, 2) are enabled and another two Ethernet ports (3, 4) by Features on Demand (FOD)
  • Five-port integrated SATA controller
  • One serial port
  • One VGA port
Video controller (integrated into IMM2):
  • Matrox G200eR2
  • SVGA compatible video controller
  • Avocent Digital Video Compression
  • Video memory is not expandable
Maximum video resolution is 1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz.
  • 1U
  • Height: 43 mm (1.69 inches)
  • Depth: 576 mm (22.68 inches)
  • Width:
    • 434.6 mm (17.11 inches) (without EIA brackets)
    • 482 mm (18.98 inches) (with EIA brackets)
  • Maximum weight: 12.3 kg (27.12 lb) depending on your configuration
Acoustical noise emissions:

Sound power: 6.5 bels

  • Air temperature:
    • Server on: 10°C to 35°C (50.0°F to 95.0°F); altitude: 0 to 914.4 m (3000 ft)
    • Server on: 10°C to 32°C (50.0°F to 89.6°F); altitude: 914.4 m (3000 ft) to 2133.6 m (7000 ft)
    • Server on: 10°C to 28°C (50.0°F to 83°F); altitude: 2133.6 m (7000 ft) to 3050 m (10000 ft)
    • Server off: 10°C to 43°C (50°F to 109.4°F)
    • Shipping: -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
  • Humidity:
    • Server on: 8% to 80%
    • Server off: 8% to 80%
  • Particulate contamination:
    • Airborne particulates and reactive gases acting alone or in combination with other environmental factors such as humidity or temperature might pose a risk to the server. For information about the limits for particulates and gases, see Particulate contamination.

Heat output:

Approximate heat output:

  • Minimum configuration: 143 BTU per hour (42 watts)
  • Maximum configuration: 710 BTU per hour (208 watts)
Server complies with ASHRAE class A3 specifications when Operating temperature enhancement kit is installed:
  • Temperature:
    • 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
    • Altitude: 0 to 950 m (3,117 ft); decrease the maximum system temperature by 1°C for every 175 m increase in altitude.
  • Humidity:
    • Non-condensing: -12°C dew point (10.4°F)
    • Relative humidity: 8% to 85%
  • Maximum dew point: 24°C (75°F)
  • Maximum altitude: 3050 m (10,000 ft); 5°C - 28°C (41°F - 82°F)
  • Maximum rate of temperature change:
    • Hard disk drive: 20°C/hr (68°F/hr)
    • Tape drive: 5°C/hr (41°F/hr)
Design to ASHRAE Class A3, ambient of 40°C, with relaxed support:
  • Support cloud like workload with no performance degradation acceptable (Turbo-Off)
  • Under no circumstance, can any combination of worst case workload and configuration result in system shutdown or design exposure at 40°C
Electrical input:
  • Sine-wave input (50-60 Hz) required
  • Input voltage low range:
    • Minimum: 100 V AC
    • Maximum: 127 V AC
  • Input voltage high range:
    • Minimum: 200 V AC
    • Maximum: 240 V AC
  • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA), approximately:
    • Minimum: 0.042 kVA
    • Maximum: 0.508 kVA
  1. Power consumption and heat output vary depending on the number and type of optional features installed and the power-management optional features in use.
  2. The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) sound power level, in bels, for a random sample of machines. All measurements are made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.
  3. There is no keyboard connector or mouse connector on the server. You can connect a USB keyboard and USB mouse to the server by using the USB connectors.
EU Regulation 617/2013 Technical Documentation:

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Product Type:
Computer server
Year first manufactured:
Internal/external power supply efficiency:
Maximum power (watts):
See Power Supply.
Idle state power (watts):
Sleep mode power (watts):
Not applicable for servers.
Off mode power (watts):
Noise levels (the declared A-weighed sound power level of the computer):
See Acoustical noise emissions.
Test voltage and frequency:
230V / 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Total harmonic distortion of the electricity supply system:
The maximum harmonic content of the input voltage waveform will be equal or less than 2%. The qualification is compliant with EN 61000-3-2.
Information and documentation on the instrumentation set-up and circuits used for electrical testing:
ENERGY STAR Test Method for Computer Servers; ECOVA Generalized Test Protocol for Calculating the Energy Efficiency of Internal Ac-Dc and Dc-Dc Power Supplies.
Measurement methodology used to determine information in this document:
ENERGY STAR Servers Version 2.0 Program Requirements; ECOVA Generalized Test Protocol for Calculating the Energy Efficiency of Internal Ac-Dc and Dc-Dc Power Supplies.