IBM BladeCenter HS12


$1,125.00 Released November, 2008

Product Shot 1The IBM BladeCenter® HS12 is a uniprocessor blade released in 2008. It comes at the lowest end of the IBM BladeCenter server portfolio. Its selling point is reasonable power and easy integration which makes it suitable for small businesses that are cost conscience.

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It offers low cost single and dual core processors, and has storage flexibility: it has two internal hard disk drives on blade, and supports iSCSI, SAS or FC SAN externally, which is quite a variety of formats to support. It also has operating system flexibility: it supports all oRed Hat Linux®, SUSE Linux, Microsoft® Windows Server®, Windows® Small Business Server and IBM OS 4690, which is quite an impressive selection considering that it is larger than even some of the more expensive servers in the IBM BlaceCenter server portfolio. This machine also rivals that of its elder siblings in terms of manageability features. 

Features

  • Processor: Single- or Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® upto 3.0 GHz or Quad-Core Intel Xeon upto 2.83 GHz and upto 1333 MHz front-side bus
  • Number of processors (std/max): 1/1
  • cache (max): Upto 6 MB L2 shared (dual-core) or 2x6 MB L2 (quad-core)
  • Memory (max): 24 GB
  • Internal hard disk drives: Choice of hot-swap solid-state, hot-swap SAS or non-hot-swap SATA HDDs, (support for upto three hot-swap SAS drives with optional Storage and I/O blade)
  • Maximum internal storage: 293.6 GB
  • Network interface: Dual Gigabit Ethernet, upto 8 ports optional
  • I/O upgrade: 1 PCI-Express expansion card connection and 1 PCI-Express high-speed connection
  • RAID support: Integrated RAID-0 or -1 standard on hot-swap models; optional hardware RAID-5 on SIO to protect critical data (select models)
  • Systems management: Integrated system management processor (BMC); UpdateXpress, Remote Deployment Manager, IBM Director, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, ServerGuide™ 7.x, Scripting Toolkit 1.x
  • Operating systems supported: Red Hat Linux®, SUSE Linux, Microsoft® Windows Server®, Windows® Small Business Server and IBM OS 4690
  • Limited warranty: 1-year or 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty

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