Enterprise capacity and performance in a 2P/4U tower
Enterprise Enabled, ROBO Ready
The Lenovo ThinkSystem ST550 is a scalable 4U tower server that features powerful Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family CPUs. It provides the performance and reliability you expect from the data center, but optimized for office environments, with physical security and whisper-quiet operation. Its compact footprint uses 37 percent less space than its predecessor*, making it ideal for under-desk, deskside, or rack-mount use. ST550 is ideal for email/file/print and web serving, IT infrastructure, virtualization, VDI, and private cloud.
Compact, Secure, Flexible
ST550 supports up to 96.4TB of internal storage capacity, and Lenovo AnyBay technology enables the mixing and matching of storage types (U.2/SAS/SATA) in the same bays. Up to 6x PCIe adapter slots and multiple hardware and software RAID options offer the flexibility you need for NICs, GPUs, and other adapters.
Physical and software security technologies, including lockable security bezel, Kensington lock slot, chassis intrusion switch, and TPM 1.2/2.0, are ideal for remote locations without the protection of a data center. ST550 also offers money-saving features, such as highly energy-efficient 80 PLUS Platinum and Titanium hot-swap PSUs, continuous operation up to 45°C, and easy centralized management via XClarity software.
High-Performance, Reliable, Manageable
ST550 features more processor cores, memory, and I/O bandwidth than previous generations. It also provides more memory channels; 12Gb SAS interconnects; and support for HDD, SSD, NVMe, and M.2 drives; as well as high-performance GPUs—all at a lower price than previous generations.
Faster processors and memory, more cores, and support for NVMe and M.2 drives contribute to significantly better performance than the previous generation*. In addition, optional NVMe drives provide ultra-fast storage that can be tiered for greater application performance. Combining enterprise-class RAS features and shared components across the server portfolio increases reliability, promotes greater peace of mind, and reduces TCO.
XClarity Controller is the management hardware engine inside every ThinkSystem server, and XClarity Administrator centralizes management of your ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile infrastructure. With Redfish APIs and XClarity integrators you can easily integrate the Lenovo infrastructure into higher-level IT applications.
Lenovo servers continue to be the industry’s #1 most reliableǂ, with the industry’s highest customer satisfaction§ rating.
|Form Factor/Height||4U rackable tower|
|Number of Processors||Up to 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, up to 125W|
|Memory||Up to 1.5TB† in 12x DIMM slots using 128GB DIMMs; 2666MHz TruDDR4|
|Expansion Slots||Up to 6x PCIe 3.0 (with 2x processors)|
|Drive Bays||Up to 16 SFF (including 4 NVMe) or 8 LFF bays; PLUS up to 4 SFF (in optical bay) & 2x internal M.2 boot|
|HBA/RAID Support||Software RAID (4x ports) standard; optional hardware RAID (up to 24x ports); up to 16-port HBAs|
|Security and Reliability Features||Lockable security bezel, Kensington lock slot, chassis intrusion switch, TPM 1.2/2.0, Predict Failure Analysis, HS/redundant drives, redundant PSUs, and 45°C continuous operation|
|Network Interface||2x 1GbE ports standard; optional 1GbE, 10GBASE-T, and 10Gb SFP+; 1x dedicated 1GbE management port|
|Power (Energy Star 2.1 compliant)||1x 450W 80 PLUS Gold (fixed); or 2x 550W/750W/1100W 80 PLUS Platinum (hot-swap/redundant N+1); or 2x 750W 80 PLUS Titanium (hot-swap/redundant)|
|Systems Management||XClarity Controller embedded management, XClarity Administrator centralized infrastructure delivery, XClarity Integrator plugins, XClarity Energy Manager centralized server power management|
|OSes Supported||Microsoft Windows Server, SUSE, Red Hat, VMware vSphere. Visit lenovopress.com/osig for details.|
|Limited Warranty||1- and 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9x5, optional service upgrades|
3.5-inch 10TB 7,200rpm SAS 12Gb Hot-Swap 512e HDD
High-capacity drives for enterprise- class applications
Intel X550-T2 Dual-Port 10GBase-T Adapter
Efficient Ethernet controller using latest technology
64GB TruDDR4 2666MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) LRDIMM
Improve server performance with high-capacity memory
* Compared to Lenovo ThinkServer TD350. ‡ 2016-2017 Global Hardware, Server OS Reliability Report, ITIC, October 2016; and ITIC Reliability Study 2016 – 2017 Mid-year Update, May 2017. § 2H16 Corporate IT Buying Behavior and Customer Satisfaction Study, TBR; July 2017. † 768GB at GA; 128GB DIMMs available in the near future. Available prior to GA via special bid.
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Document number DS0028, published February 15, 2018. For the latest version, go to lenovopress.com/ds0028.