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Dec 21 2011

Upgrade from IBM x3250 to x3550

It’s time for a hardware upgrade. From IBM x3250 to x3550.

IBM x3250 IBM x3550
1 CPU Xeon 3050 2.13GHz 2M 1066 FSB 2x Xeon 5160 3.0GHz 4M 1333 FSB
2 RAM 4096 NonECC DDR2 6GB ECC DDR2
3 RAID Card LSI 1064E ServerRaid 8K-l
4 HDD 2x1TB SATA 7200 RAID1 1×36 and 1×136 15k rot/min SAS
5 PSU 351W 670W
6 OS ESXi 5 ESXi 5
7 ODD IDE CD-ROM IDE COMBO
8 Network 2 x Broadcom NetExtreme Gigabit 2 x Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit

RAM needs to be upgraded, maybe after holidays.

Power consumption for X3550 : 200W normal / 290W with fans running at full speed (between 12750 – 14400 rotations/min), reported by ESXi 5

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