ThinkAgile VX Certified NodesDatasheet

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15 Mar 2021
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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 at your door with the hardware already installed and configured and using the right version of firmware, making it easy to integrate it into your environment. These nodes provide 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 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, using next-generation CPU´s from the Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family or AMD EPYC™ Family of Processors. ThinkSystem servers are so powerful that as a family they hold more than 240 current world records on industry-standard benchmarks.*

 

There is no need for expensive IT overprovisioning. You can wait until you actually need additional resources before you pay for them. And for 7 years in a row, Lenovo servers have held the #1 reliability rating among all x86 servers worldwide†, so you won't need a huge inventory of service parts and "spare" servers.

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, uep 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 Nodes Specifications

Our 2U lineup gives you the choice of choosing between Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors or AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series Processors.

First, 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, for medium to large enterprises, managed and cloud service providers,

Target Audience Medium to large enterprises
Model Name 2U VX Certified Node
Form Factor 2U
Processor Up to 2x Intel® Xeon® Scalable processorsup 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

The 2U VX7576 Certified Node, also a 2-socket server—the most widely used server type worldwide, uses the latest AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series Processors, it´s engineered to deliver high performance with 240W CPUs for use with High-performance workloads such as database, email and collaboration

Target Audience Medium to large enterprises
Model Name VX7576 Certified Node
Form Factor 2U
Processor AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series "Milan" processors, up to 240W
Memory (TruDDR4) Up to 4TB in 32x slots, using 128GB DIMMs 3200MHz
Drive Bays 20x 3.5" or 40x 2.5"
Number of Disk Groups Up to 5x
Cache 5x 800GB – 7.68TB SSDs
Storage Options HDDs: up to 35x 1.2, 1.8, 2.4TB 
SSDs: 35x up to 15.36TB
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 6 Standard, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus with Operations Management; VMware vSAN Standard, Advanced, 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
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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

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