About the Lenovo System x3250 M6 server

This chapter provides a summary of server features, technologies the server offers, and instructions on turning on and turning off the server.

General information

The Lenovo System x3250 M6 server is a 1-U1-high rack model server for high-volume network transaction processing. This high-performance, multi-core server is ideally suited for networking environments that require superior microprocessor performance, input/output (I/O) flexibility, and high manageability.

The hot-swap server models support up to eight 2.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drives or four 3.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drives. The simple-swap server models support up to eight 2.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drives or four 3.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drives. The Lenovo System x3250 M6 server supports 2.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or SATA hard disk drives, or 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS or SATA hard disk drives, or 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA hard disk drives.

For a list of supported optional devices for the server, go to: the Lenovo ServerProven website

Record information about the server in the following table.

Table 1. Record of the system information.

Four-column table for documenting the system name, machine type, model, and serial number.

Product name Machine types Model number Serial number
Lenovo System x3250 M6 server Type 3633 and 3943    

The model number and serial number are on the ID label on the rack release latch of the server, as shown in the following illustration.

Figure 1. ID label on the front of the server
ID label on the front of the server

The MAC address label is on the top side of the user information tag, as shown in the following illustration.
Note: The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.
Figure 2. MAC address label
MAC address label on the top side of the user information tag

Performance, ease of use, reliability, and expansion capabilities were key considerations in the design of the server. These design features make it possible for you to customize the system hardware to meet your needs today and provide flexible expansion capabilities for the future.

Business Partners must also complete the steps in Instructions for Business Partners.

Warranty and service information

The server comes with a limited warranty. For information about the terms of the warranty and getting service and assistance, see the Lenovo Warranty Information document that comes with the server.

The system service label, which is on the cover of the server, provides a QR code for mobile access to service information. You can scan the QR code using a QR code reader and scanner with a mobile device and get quick access to the Lenovo Service Information Web site. The Lenovo Service Information Web site provides additional information for parts installation and replacement videos, and error codes for server support.

If firmware and documentation updates are available, you can download them from the Lenovo Web site. The server might have features that are not described in the documentation that comes with the server, and the documentation might be updated occasionally to include information about those features, or technical updates might be available to provide additional information that is not included in the server documentation. To check for updates, go to the Lenovo Support Portal.

You can obtain up-to-date information about the server and other Lenovo server products at the Lenovo System x website. At the Lenovo Support Portal, you can create a personalized support page by identifying Lenovo products that are of interest to you. From this personalized page, you can subscribe to weekly email notifications about new technical documents, search for information and downloads, and access various administrative services.

Technologies and software information

The server contains X-Architecture next generation technologies, which help increase performance and reliability. For more information, see What your server offers and Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability.

If you participate in the Lenovo client reference program, you can share information about your use of technology, best practices, and innovative solutions; build a professional network; and gain visibility for your business. For more information about the Lenovo client reference program, go to Client reference Web site.

1 Racks are measured in vertical increments of 4.45 cm (1.75 inches) each. Each increment is called a "U." A 1-U-high device is 1.75 inches tall