ThinkAgile VX SeriesDatasheet

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15 Mar 2021
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DS0023
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Simplify IT infrastructure and accelerate time-to-value

Three Servers in the Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series family

VX Series models above: VX3320 top, VX7520 middle and VX3720 bottom

vSAN Hyperconverged Architecture

Differentiating yourself from the competition is vital in today’s fast-moving business environment. To support your business, IT systems must be simple, agile, and cost-effective so you can meet your customers’ requirements to always be online. Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series enables you to meet these requirements by focusing on the business outcome you require, rather than on building your infrastructure.

ThinkAgile VX Series, powered by VMware vSAN, is available in several models. Each is preconfigured, pretested, and optimized to provide the simplest way to bring a new VMware hyperconverged environment online. VX Series can integrate easily into an existing VMware environment.

Designed for any size business from SMBs through large enterprises, VX Series can be used as infrastructure for remote office/branch office (ROBO) and retail stores as well as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and enterprise applications.

Buying vs. Building Infrastructure

Typically, VMware vSAN installation is very much a do-it-yourself project. Customers must configure, test, debug, optimize and validate on their own. However, ThinkAgile VX Series eliminates all of that time and effort by completing those steps before it leaves the factory.

VX Series arrives with the hardware configured, software installed, and the option of having Lenovo professional services to integrate it into your environment. This makes VX Series easy to deploy, provides faster time-to-value, and reduces your costs. VX Series includes powerful lifecycle management capabilities via vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM). vLCM speeds deployment, simplifies patching and updating software, and offers task automation. This enables you to free up valuable personnel for more productive tasks.

VX Series is simple to manage and operate. With compute, storage, and virtualization resources integrated into a single node, it enables you to dramatically simplify your infrastructure by pooling multiple sets of node resources into a single virtual structure for more efficient utilization and management. Plus, the infrastructure scales rapidly to meet the growing needs of your business.

There is no need for expensive IT overprovisioning. You can wait until you actually need additional resources before paying for them.

Flexibility and Choice

ThinkAgile VX Series comes in a wide range of platforms and provides the flexibility to configure the system you need to meet any use-case. Both all-flash and hybrid platforms are supported.

  • VX 2000 Series — General-purpose 1U 1-node platform optimized small and medium businesses.
  • VX 3000 Series — General-purpose 1U and 2U 1-node platform and 2U 4-node platform optimized for compute-heavy applications, such as VDI. The VX3520-G 2U 1-node platform is available with GPU hardware for accelerating graphics-intensive VDI deployments.
  • VX 5000 Series — Storage-dense 2U 1-node platform optimized for long-term, high-capacity storage requirements.
  • VX 7000 Series — 2U 1-node platform or 4U 1-node platform optimized for the highest-performance workloads, such as databases and collaboration.

Scalability and Performance

Based on Lenovo ThinkSystem platforms that incorporate Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor family CPU´s or AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series Processors, VX Series allows you to start small, with as few as three nodes, and scale either by adding more storage capacity or by adding nodes one at a time. This enables you to scale capacity and performance easily and without disruption to day-to-day operations. All-flash models support inline de-duplication, compression, and encryption to give you an optimized, secure, high-performance platform with maximum usable capacity.

Fast Time-to-Business Use

All ThinkAgile platforms are delivered with Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage. Lenovo Services will set up and configure your new solution and provide any training you need to get the system operational. Your VX Series will be up and running productively in hours instead of days or weeks.

Once your VX Series is deployed, you’ll have the utmost in productivity. After all, ThinkSystem servers currently hold more than 240 world records on industry-standard benchmarks.* And dating back to 2001, Lenovo servers have achieved more than 500 world record results, demonstrating a history of performance innovation.

Three Servers in the Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series family

VX Series models above: VX3575-G top and VX5575 Integrated System bottom

Greater Reliability

A successful hyperconverged solution requires reliable server platforms. Because servers perform both the compute and pooled-storage missions, uptime is more important than ever.

For 7 years in a row, Lenovo servers have held the #1 reliability rating among all x86 server brands worldwide, according to the latest ITIC Global Server Hardware and OS Reliability Survey. The independent survey polled hundreds of global businesses and Lenovo servers continue to rank at the top.

ThinkAgile Advantage Support

If you need support, Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage gives you a direct phone line to a team of experts who support only ThinkAgile solutions. The experts will rapidly diagnose any hardware or software issues and remain with you as the single-point-of-contact throughout the entire support process.

Bottom Line

ThinkAgile VX Series enables you to simplify your IT infrastructure and drive down costs through the combination of preloaded easy-to-use software on powerful, extremely reliable hardware. All VX Series models are backed by world-class Lenovo services and support.

The perfect complement to the VX Series, Lenovo’s comprehensive data center services portfolio spans the entire lifecycle of your Lenovo IT assets. Tailor your data center services to meet specific business needs and response-time targets with preconfigured support levels. Service options include assessment workshops, hardware installation, enterprise server software support, managed services, health checks, and more.

VX 2000 Series Specifications - Intel

The ThinkAgile VX 2000 Series models are available as a 1U 1-node form factor. The VX2000 series is designed to provide optimum performance and capacity for small and medium-sized business.

Target Audience Small and medium-sized businesses
Model Name VX2320
Form Factor 1U
Processor Up to 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, up to 165W
Memory (2933MHz TruDDR4) Up to 3TB in 24x slots, using 128GB DIMMs
GPU None
Drive Bays 4x 3.5-inch
Cache Drive Options 1x 400GB, 800GB, 1600GB
Number of Disk Groups 1
Storage Options 3x 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB HDDs
Software Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN
Systems Management Single pane of glass with Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter. Integrated management offering for discovery, monitoring, firmware updates, configurations, and workload migration.
License Options VMware vSphere Standard, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus with Operations Management; VMware vSAN Standard, Advanced, Enterprise; HCI Kit Advanced, HCI Kit Enterprise; 3- or 5-year support subscription
Warranty Support 3- or 5-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9x5; optional service upgrades
Support Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage

VX 3000 Series Specifications - Intel

The ThinkAgile VX 3000 Series models are available as a 1U 1-node form factor, 2U 4-node form factor and a 2U form factor with GPUs. All VX 3000 Series models are engineered for compute-heavy workloads (business applications and VDI) and are available in all-flash and hybrid models.

Target Audience Compute-heavy, high-performance virtualization, and VDI
Model Name VX3320 VX3720 VX3520-G
Form Factor 1U 2U 4-Node 2U
Processor Up to 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, up to 165W Up to 2x Intel® Xeon Platinum processors, up to 165W Up to 2x Intel Xeon Platinum processors, up to 150W with GPU
Memory (2933MHz TruDDR4) Up to 3TB in 24x slots, using 128GB DIMMs Up to 1TB in 16x slots, using 64GB DIMMs Up to 3TB in 24x slots, using 128GB DIMMs
GPU None None 1 or 2 NVIDIA GPUs
Drive Bays 10x 2.5" 6x 2.5" 16x 2.5"
Cache Drive Options 1 or 2x 400GB, 800GB, 1600GB 1 or 2x 400GB, 800GB, 1600GB 1 or 2x 400GB, 800GB, 1600GB
Number of Disk Groups 1 or 2 1 to 3 1 to 4
Storage Options HDDs: 1.2TB, 1.8TB, 2.4TB
SSDs: 1.6TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB
HDDs: 1.2TB, 1.8TB, 2.4TB
SSDs: 1.6TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB
HDDs: 1.2TB, 1.8TB, 2.4TB
SSDs: 1.6TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB
Software Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN
Systems Management Single pane of glass with Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter. Integrated management offering for discovery, monitoring, firmware updates, configurations, and workload migration
License Options VMware vSphere Standard, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus with Operations Management; VMware vSAN Standard, Advanced, Enterprise; HCI Kit Advanced, HCI Kit Enterprise; 3- or 5-year support subscription
Warranty Support 3-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9x5; optional service upgrades
Support Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage

VX 3000 Series Specifications - AMD

The ThinkAgile VX 3000 Series appliance, featuring the latest AMD EPYC processors is available as a 2U form factor with GPUs. All VX 3000 Series models are engineered for compute-heavy workloads (business applications and VDI) and are available in all-flash and hybrid models.

Target Audience Compute-heavy, high-performance virtualization, and VDI
Model Name VX3575-G
Form Factor 2U
Processor 2 x 64 Core AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series Processors
Memory (2933MHz TruDDR4) 32 x DDR4 3200 MHz  (16GB – 256GB)
GPU Up to 8 NVIDIA GPUs
Drive Bays 24x 2.5"
Cache Drive Options 5x 800GB – 7.68TB SSDs
Number of Disk Groups Up to 5x
Storage Options HDDs: 14x up to 8TB
  SSDs: 14x up to 8TB
Software Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN
Systems Management Single pane of glass with Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter. Integrated management offering for discovery, monitoring, firmware updates, configurations, and workload migration.
License Options VMware vSphere Standard, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus with Operations Management; VMware vSAN Standard, Advanced, Enterprise; HCI Kit Advanced, HCI Kit Enterprise; 3- or 5-year support subscription
Warranty Support 3-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9x5; optional service upgrades
Support Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage

VX 5000 and VX 7000 Series Specifications - Intel

The 2U 1-node Lenovo VX 5000 Series model is engineered for storage-heavy workloads (Big Data/Analytics, email, etc.) and offers a high-capacity model. The 2U 1-node Lenovo VX 7000 Series model is engineered for high-performance workloads (for example, in-memory databases) and optimized for I/O-intensive operation.

Target Audience Big Data/Analytics, email, large databases, and other high-capacity storage needs High-performance workloads such as database, email and collaboration Databases and other high-performance storage
Model Name VX5520 VX7320-N VX7520
Form Factor 2U 1U 2U
Processor 1x or 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, up to 165W
Memory (TruDDR4) Up to 3TB in 24x slots, using 128GB DIMMs 2933MHz
Drive Bays 12x 3.5" 10x U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD 24x 2.5"
Number of Disk Groups 1x or 2x 1x or 2x 1x to 4x
Cache 1x or 2x 400GB, 800GB, 1600GB SSDs 1x 1600GB, 3200GB, 6400GB Up to 4x 400GB, 800GB, 1600GB SSDs
Storage Options HDDs: 6x 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB SSDs: up to 7x 1.6TB, 3.2TB, 6.4TB HDDs: up to 20x 1.2, 1.8, 2.4TB SSDs: 1.6TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB
Software Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN
Systems Management Single pane of glass with Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter. Integrated management offering for discovery, monitoring, firmware updates, configurations, and workload migration
License Options VMware vSphere Standard, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus with Operations Management; VMware vSAN Standard, Advanced, Enterprise; 3- or 5-year support subscription
Warranty Support 3-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9x5; opt. service upgrades
Support Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage

VX 5000 and VX 7000 Series Specifications - AMD

Featuring the latest AMD EPYC™ processors, the 2U 1-node Lenovo VX 5000 Series model is engineered for storage-heavy workloads (Big Data/Analytics, email, etc.) and offers a high-capacity model. The 2U 1-node Lenovo VX 7000 Series model is engineered for high-performance workloads (for example, in-memory databases) and optimized for I/O-intensive operation.

Target Audience Big Data/Analytics, email, large databases, and other high-capacity storage needs High-performance workloads such as database, email and collaboration Databases and other high-performance storage
Model Name VX5575 Integrated System VX7576 Node VX7575 Integrated System
Form Factor 2U 2U 2U
Processor 1 or 2 x 64 Core AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series Processors
Memory (TruDDR4) 32 x DDR4 3200 MHz (16GB – 256GB)
GPU None Up to 8 NVIDIA GPUs None
Total Drives 16x 3.5" 16x 3.5" or 36x 2.5" 36x 2.5"
Number of Disk Groups Up to 5x Up to 5x Up to 5x
Cache 800GB – 7.68TB SSDs   800GB – 7.68TB SSDs
Storage Options HDDs: 16x up to 8TB
SSDs: 16x up to 7.68TB 36 total drives
  HDDs: 1.2, 1.8, 2.4TB 
SSDs: 7.68TB
Software Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN
Systems Management Single pane of glass with Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter. Integrated management offering for discovery, monitoring, firmware updates, configurations, and workload migration
License Options VMware vSphere Standard, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus with Operations Management; VMware vSAN Standard, Advanced, Enterprise; 3- or 5-year support subscription
Warranty Support 3-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9x5; opt. service upgrades
Support Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage

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