Sun | Sun Fire X4270 Server

Introduced in May of 2009 as one of the replacements for the Sun Fire X4250, the Sun Fire X4270 is a rack-optimized (2RU) x64 server that is ideal for low-to-moderate complexity virtualization, as an infrastructure server for virtual desktop functions in departmental or branch-office settings, data center consolidation, collaboration, and communications infrastructure (email).

The Sun Fire X4270 is part of the popular line of Sun ‘X’ servers that started with the X2100, and includes the X2200 M2, X2250, X2270, X4100, X4140, X4150, X4170, X4200, X4240, X4250, X4275, X4440, X4500, X4540, X4600 M2, and the X4640.

This server uses one or two quad core Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processors, up to 144 GB of RAM, and up to 16 hotplug 146, or 300 GB 10K RPM or 73 GB 15K RPM 2.5” disk drives; 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA disk drives; or 32GB solid state drives.

Nearly identical to the X4275, it differs in that it uses up to 16 of the 2.5” disk drives compared to the X4275 using up to 12 of the 3.5” drives, and it has a DVD-RW drive, which the X4275 does not.

The X4270 supports multiple operating systems including Solaris 10 10/08 (U6) 64-bit or later; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7, 32-bit and 64-bit; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, 64-bit; SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, (SP2) 64-bit; Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, (SP2) 32-bit and 64-bit; Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, 32 and 64-bit; Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition, 32-bit and 64-bit; Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, (SP2), 32-bit and 64-bit; and VMware ESX.

Small Medium Large
Intel Xeon 5500 series Quad-Core Processor 2 @ 2.53 GHz E5540 2 @ 2.80 GHz X5560 2 @ 2.93 GHz X5570
Cache 8MB Level 2 8MB Level 2 8MB Level 2
Memory 36 GB (18 @ 2 GB) 72 GB (18 @ 4 GB) 144 GB (18 @ 8 GB)
2.5" SAS Disk Drive 16 @ 73 GB 15K 16 @ 146 GB 10K 16 @ 300 GB 10K
SATA DVD+/-RW drive Yes Yes Yes
Network Four 10/100/1000Base-T ethernet ports Four 10/100/1000Base-T ethernet ports Four 10/100/1000Base-T ethernet ports
Network Management 1 dedicated 10/100Base-T ethernet port 1 dedicated 10/100Base-T ethernet port 1 dedicated 10/100Base-T ethernet port
Serial One TIA/EIA-232-F asynchronous RJ45 port One TIA/EIA-232-F asynchronous RJ45 port One TIA/EIA-232-F asynchronous RJ45 port
SAS Four channel SAS interface, internal access only Four channel SAS interface, internal access only Four channel SAS interface, internal access only
USB Two front, two rear, and one internal USB 2.0 ports Two front, two rear, and one internal USB 2.0 ports Two front, two rear, and one internal USB 2.0 ports
Expansion Bus Six internal MD2 low profile 8-lane PCI Express slots (all with x8 mechanical connectors) Six internal MD2 low profile 8-lane PCI Express slots (all with x8 mechanical connectors) Six internal MD2 low profile 8-lane PCI Express slots (all with x8 mechanical connectors)
Power Supply 2 @ 1050 WATT 2 @ 1050 WATT 2 @ 1050 WATT
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