ThinkAgile VX Certified NodesDatasheet

Updated
2 Apr 2019
Form Number
DS0050
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Simplify IT infrastructure and accelerate time-to-value

Three Servers in the Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series family

VX Certified Nodes above: 1U top, 2U middle and 2U 4-node 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 be ever online. Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes enable you to meet these requirements by focusing on the business outcome you require, rather than on building your infrastructure.

ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes are available in multiple form factors. Each certified node contains vSAN-certified components and vSAN-certified firmware to provide the simplest way to bring a new VMware hyperconverged environment online.

Designed for any size business from SMBs through large enterprises, VX Certified Nodes 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 spend time consulting hardware compatibility lists and ensuring that only the right components and right firmware revisions are used. ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes eliminate all of that time and effort by ensuring that only certified components and firmware can be used.

VX Certified Nodes arrive with the hardware configured, and the right version of firmware making it easy to integrate it into your environment.

VX Certified Nodes are 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, this infrastructure scales rapidly to meet the growing needs of your business. Solutions include next-generation Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family CPUs, with up to 36% total performance improvement compared to the previous generation.*

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

Bottom Line

ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes enable 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 Certified Nodes are backed by world-class Lenovo services and support.

The perfect complement to VX Certified Nodes, Lenovo’s comprehensive data center services portfolio spans the entire life cycle 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 1U Certified Nodes Specifications

The ThinkAgile VX 1U Certified Node, based on the ThinkSystem SR630, is an ideal 2-socket 1U rack server for small businesses up to large enterprises that need industry-leading reliability, management, and security, as well as maximizing performance and flexibility for future growth.

Target Audience Small businesses up to large enterprises
Form Factor 1U
Processor Up to 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, up to 205W
Memory Up to 3TB in 24x slots, using 128GB DIMMs (2666MHz TruDDR4)
GPU None
Drive Bays Up to 12 bays (including 4x AnyBay): 3.5": 4x hot-swap SAS/SATA; 2.5": 4x hot-swap AnyBay + 6x hot-swap SAS/SATA + 2x rear; or 8x hot-swap SAS/SATA or 10x U2.2 NVMe; plus up to 2x mirrored M.2 boot
Software Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN (Activation licenses optional)
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 Optional software licenses available through Lenovo OEM or standard VMware licenses
Warranty Support 3- or 5-year customer replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9x5; optional service upgrades

VX 2U Certified Node Specifications

For medium to large enterprises, and managed and cloud service providers, the 2U VX Certified Node, based on the ThinkSystem SR650, is the optimum 2U 2-socket server—the most widely used server type worldwide. It's engineered to deliver high performance with 205W CPUs, low latency NVMe drives, and high-powered GPUs.

Target Audience Medium to large enterprises
Form Factor 2U
Processor Up to 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, up to 205W
Memory Up to 3TB in 24x slots, using 128GB DIMMs (2933MHz TruDDR4)
GPU Up to 2 NVIDIA M10 or M60
Drive Bays Up to 24 hot-swap bays (including 4 or 8 AnyBay): 3.5": 12x hot-swap SAS/SATA + 2x rear; 2.5": 8, 16 or 24 hot-swap SAS/SATA (up to 8x AnyBay); or up to 24x U2.2 NVMe; plus up to 2x mirrored M.2 boot (optional RAID 1)
Software Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN (Activation licenses optional)
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 Optional software licenses available through Lenovo OEM or standard VMware licenses   
Warranty Support 3- or 5-year customer replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9x5; optional service upgrades

VX Dense Certified Node Specifications

Based on the ThinkSystem SD530, the VX Dense Certified Node consists of a modular 2U Lenovo D2 Enclosure containing up to four front-access servers (nodes). Each node, incorporating two powerful Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family CPUs with up to 6 drives and 1TB RAM. The innovative design of the D2 Enclosure provides the flexibility to meet varied needs in the modern data center.

Target Audience Medium to large enterprises
Form Factor 2U rack enclosure, 4 independent compute nodes
Processor Up to 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, up to 165W
Memory Up to 2TB in 16x slots, using 128GB DIMMs (2933MHz TruDDR4)
Drive Bays Up to 24x (6x per node) hot-swap 2.5" SAS/SATA HDDs/SSDs; up to 8x (2x per node) hot-swap 2.5" NVMe SSDs
Software Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN (Activation licenses optional)
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 Optional software licenses available through Lenovo OEM or standard VMware licenses
Warranty Support 3- or 5-year customer replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9x5; optional service upgrades

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$45 billion Fortune 500 company and a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation. Lenovo’s data center solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power that are changing business and society.

For More Information

To learn more about Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes, contact your Lenovo representative or Business Partner or visit lenovo.com/thinkagile

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* Intel internal testing, August 2018.

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Document number DS0050, published May 15, 2018. For the latest version, go to lenovopress.com/ds0050.

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