ThinkAgile VX SeriesDatasheet

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6 Mar 2018
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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 be ever 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. If you have an existing VMware environment, VX Series can integrate into it easily.

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, validate, etc., 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 Lenovo professional services to integrate it into your environment. This makes VX Series easy to deploy and provides faster time-to-value and reduces your costs.

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, this 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 you pay for them.

Flexibility and Choice

ThinkAgile VX Series comes in a wide range of platforms and provides the flexibiity 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 optimized for the highest-performance workloads, such as databases and collaboration.

Scalability and Performance

Based on Lenovo ThinkSystem platforms that incorporate powerful Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family CPUs, 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, the new ThinkSystem servers have already achieved 88 world record benchmarks*. And dating back to 2001, Lenovo servers have achieved more than 200 world record results, demonstrating a history of performance innovation.

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 the fourth year in a row, Lenovo servers achieved the #1 reliability rating of all x86 servers worldwide, according to the ITIC 2016-2017 Global Server Hardware and OS Reliability Survey.† The independent survey polled hundreds of global businesses and once again Lenovo servers came out ahead of all other x86 servers.

Not surprisingly, this high reliability—coupled with the ease of use and high performance of Lenovo servers—has consistently resulted in #1 ratings in TBR customer satisfaction surveys.‡ In fact, in the latest survey Lenovo servers finished first in all 22 categories of customer satisfaction and #1 overall for the 7th consecutive time. This can only happen when there is a history of sustained innovation in technologies that promote reliability and ease of use.

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

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.

  Small and medium-sized businesses
Model Name VX2320
Form Factor 1U
Processor Up to 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, up to 165W
Memory (2666MHz 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
Hypervisors Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN
Systems Management Hardware management via Lenovo XClarity and software management through VMware vCenter§ and Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter
License Options VMware vSphere 6 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; opt. service upgrades
Support Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage

VX 3000 Series Specifications

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.

  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 125W with GPU
Memory (2666MHz TruDDR4) Up to 3TB in 24x slots, using 128GB DIMMs Up to 1TB in 16x slots, using 64GB DIMMs; 2666MHz TruDDR4 Up to 3TB in 24x slots, using 128GB DIMMs
GPU None None 1 or 2 Nvidia M10 or M60
Drive Bays 10x 2.5-inch 6x 2.5-inch 16x 2.5-inch
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

Hypervisors Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN
Systems Management Hardware management via Lenovo XClarity and software management through VMware VCenter§ and Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter
License Options VMware vSphere 6 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; opt. service upgrades
Support Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage

Why Lenovo

Lenovo is the leading provider of x86 systems for the data center. The portfolio includes rack, tower, blade, dense and converged systems, and supports enterprise class performance, reliability and security.

Lenovo also offers a full range of networking, storage, software and solutions, and comprehensive services supporting business needs throughout the IT lifecycle.

VX 5000 and VX 7000 Series Specifications

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.

  Big Data/Analytics, email, large databases, and other high-capacity storage needs Databases and other high-performance storage
Model Name VX5520 VX7520
Form Factor 2U
Processor Up to 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, up to 165W
Memory (TruDDR4) Up to 3TB in 24x slots, using 128GB DIMMs 2666MHz
Drive Bays 12x 3.5-inch 24x 2.5-inch
Number of Disk Groups 1x or 2x 1 to 4
Cache 1x or 2x 400GB, 800GB, 1600GB SSDs Up to 4x 400GB, 800GB, 1600GB SSDs
Storage Options HDDs: 6x 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB HDDs: up to 20x 1.2, 1.8, 2.4TB
SSDs: 1.6TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB
Hypervisors Preloaded VMware ESXi, vSAN
Systems Management Hardware management via Lenovo XClarity and software management through VMware vCenter§ and Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter
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-year customer replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9x5; opt. service upgrades
Support Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage

For More Information

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

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✝ 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.  * See Lenovo press release.  § VMware VCenter available for purchase separately. 

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Document number DS0023, published December 15, 2017. For the latest version, go to lenovopress.com/ds0023.

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