ThinkAgile VX Certified NodesDatasheet

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8 Sep 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 VX3331 Certified Node, based on the ThinkSystem SR630 V2,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.

Model VX3331 Certified Node
Audience Small businesses up to large enterprises
Form Factor 1U
Processor Up to 2x 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 270W
Memory 32x 128GB DIMMs at 3200 MHz
GPU 2x SW GPU up to 150W each
Drive Bays 12x 2.5" SAS/SATA
12x 2.5" NVMe
4x 3.5" SAS/SATA
Disk Groups 1 or 4
Software Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN (Activation licenses optional)
Systems Management Single pane of glass with Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter and VMware vSphere. 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

First, the 2U VX7531 Certified Node, based on the ThinkSystem SR650 V2, is the optimum 2U 2-socket server, uses 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. It´s engineered to deliver high performance with 270W CPUs, low latency NVMe drives, and high-powered GPUs.

The 2U VX7576 Certified Node, also a 2U 2-socket server, uses the latest AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series Processors, it´s engineered to deliver high performance with 240W CPUs.

Both are for use at medium to large enterprises, managed and cloud service providers for high-performance workloads such as database, email, and collaboration.

Model VX7531 Certified Node VX7576 Certified Node
Audience Medium to large enterprises
Form Factor 2U 2U
Processor Up to 2x 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 270W AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series processors, up to 240W
Memory 32x 128GB DIMMs at 3200MHz 32x 128GB DIMMs at 3200MHz
GPU 3x DW GPU up to 300W each
8x SW GPU up to 75W each
6x SW GPU up to 150W each
None
Drive Bays 40x 2.5" SAS/SATA
32x 2.5" NVMe
16x 3.5" SAS/SATA

35x 2.5" SAS/SATA
16x 3.5" SAS/SATA
32x 2.5" NVMe

Disk Groups 1 or 5 Up to 5
Software Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN (Activation licenses optional)
Systems Management Single pane of glass with Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter and VMware vSphere. 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 4U Certified Nodes Specifications

The ThinkAgile VX 4U Certified Node is a 4U rack-mount system optimized for high-performance workloads including databases, e-mail and collaboration, and workload-balancing clusters.

Model VX 4U Certified Node
Workload Databases and other high-performance storage
Form Factor 4U
Processor 4x 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Gold or Platinum processors
Memory 48x DIMMs, up to 12TB of TruDDR4 memory at 2933 MHz
Drive Bays up to 24x SFF hot-swap drive bays
Disk Groups 2x up to 5x
Software Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN (Activation licenses optional)
Systems Management Single pane of glass with Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter and VMware vSphere. 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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