Used Refurbished IBM 8286-42A POWER System Model S824 POWER8 P8 AIX Server

Used and Refurbished IBM 8286-42A S824 POWER8 ServerEssential Technologies is your essential source for recertified, used, and refurbished IBM 8286-42A Power8 S824 Server hardware. Whether it's a complete system, upgrades, parts, or components you can count on Essential Technologies to provide quality equipment that meets your IT objectives - and exceeds your expectations - every time.

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Refurbished IBM 8286-42A Power System S824 POWER8 Server

  • The Power System S824 model 42A is a 4U POWER8 server with two processor sockets
  • Processor Options: 6-core or 12-core 3.89 GHz (FC# EPXE), 8-core or 16-core 4.15 GHz (FC# EPXF), or 24-core 3.52 GHz (FC# EPXH) configurations
  • 19" Rack (4U) form factor
  • Supports up to 2048GB (when 2 processors are installed) of DDR3 CDIMM Memory (8 or 16 slots) with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB modules
  • 4x PCIe G3 x16 full-height, full-length slots
  • 6x PCIe G3 x8 full-height, half-length slots
  • Redundant Hot-Swap AC power supplies
  • Supported O/S: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, or later; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3, or later; AIX 6.1, 7.1, or later; IBM i 7.1, 7.2, or later
  • Our refurbished IBM 8246-42A S824 systems are tested, configured, and guaranteed for IBM maintenance

Storage Options

12x SFF-3 bays with single SAS controller (option to split and add a 2nd SAS controller)
18x SFF-3 bays with 2x SAS controllers and write cache


EM8B (00JA660) 16GB DDR3 Memory Module
EM8C (00JA668) 32GB DDR3 Memory Module
EM8D (00JA677) 64GB DDR3 Memory Module
EM8E (00LP766) 128GB DDR3 Memory Module
EM91 16GB DDR4 Memory Module
EM92 32GB DDR4 Memory Module
EM93 64GB DDR4 Memory Module
EM94 128GB DDR4 Memory Module
EM95 256GB DDR4 Memory Module

Fibre Channel

5729 PCIe2 8GB 4-Port Fibre Channel Adapter
5735 8GB PCI Express Dual-Port Fibre Channel Adapter
5774 4GB PCI Express Dual-Port Fibre Channel Adapter
EN0A PCIe2 16GB 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter
EN0H PCIe2 4-Port 10GB FCoE & 1GBE SR & RJ45
EN0K PCIe2 4-Port 10GB FCoE & 1GBE SFP+ Copper & RJ45

Internal Storage

1752 900GB 10K RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive
1917 146GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive
1925 300GB 10K RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive
1953 300GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive
1964 600GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive
ESD9 1.2TB 10K RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive
ESDB 300GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive
ESDF 600GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive - 5XX Block


5769 10GB Ethernet-SR PCI Express Adapter
5772 10GB Ethernet-LR PCI Express Adapter
5899 PCIe2 4-Port 1GbE Adapter
EC28 PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP+ Adapter
EC2N PCIe3 2-Port 10GbE NIC & RoCE SR Adapter
EC30 PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SR Adapter
EN0K PCIe2 4-Port 10Gb FCoE & 1GbE SFP+ Copper & RJ45 Adapter
EN0M PCIe2 4-Port 10Gb FCoE & 1GbE LR & RJ45 Adapter
EN0S PCIe2 4-Port 10Gb + 1GbE SR + RJ45 Adapter
EN0U PCIe2 4-Port 10Gb + 1GbE Copper + RJ45 Adapter
EN0W PCIe2 2-Port 10/1GbE BaseT RJ45 Adapter