Lenovo ThinkServer RD550 (E5-2600 v4)Product Guide (withdrawn product)

Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkServer RD550 is an enterprise class, dual-socket server that features Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family and supports up to 1.5 TB of DDR4 memory, 22 cores, and 44 threads per socket.

With the capability to support mix and match internal hard disk drive (HDD) and solid-state drive (SSD) storage with up to 12x 2.5-inch front drive bays, up to five I/O slots with up to 140 GbE networking capability, up to 8 hot-swap dual rotor fans, hot-swap redundant power supplies, and a dedicated Gigabit Ethernet out-of-band management port, the ThinkServer RD550 provides leading features and capabilities in a dense 1U rack-mount design.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the RD550 server offering, its key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines.

This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the RD550 and consider its use in IT solutions.

Notes:

  • This Product Guide describes currently available models of the ThinkServer RD550 with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family.
  • For models of the ThinkServer RD550 with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family, see the Product Guide Lenovo ThinkServer RD550 (E5-2600 v3).

Product availability: ThinkServer RD550 (E5-2600 v4) server models are available in Asia Pacific (Australia and New Zealand), China, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). EMEA models are available via Special Bid only.

Change History

Changes in the October 17 update:

  • Added 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch S4500 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA hot-swap SSDs
  • Updated Lenovo Storage DX8200D and DX8200C part numbers

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkServer RD550 is an enterprise class, dual-socket server that features Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family and supports up to 1.5 TB of DDR4 memory, 22 cores, and 44 threads per socket.

With the capability to support mix and match internal hard disk drive (HDD) and solid-state drive (SSD) storage with up to 12x 2.5-inch front drive bays, up to five I/O slots with up to 140 GbE networking capability, up to 8 hot-swap dual rotor fans, hot-swap redundant power supplies, and a dedicated Gigabit Ethernet out-of-band management port, the ThinkServer RD550 provides leading features and capabilities in a dense 1U rack-mount design.

The ThinkServer RD550 blends outstanding flexibility and expandability and is the ideal choice for server consolidation/virtualization, heavy web traffic workloads, data analytics, and line-of-business applications.

The ThinkServer RD550 server is shown in the following figure.

Lenovo ThinkServer RD550
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkServer RD550

Did you know?

Lenovo’s distinctive AnyFabric design provides a wide choice of powerful 1 Gb and 10 Gb Ethernet adapters, 10 Gb converged network adapters (CNAs), and 8 Gb and 16 Gb Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) to address growing network and storage connectivity bandwidth requirements without the use of a PCIe slot.

This storage-rich server provides up to 92.1 TB of storage capacity and features an industry-unique Lenovo AnyBay design that allows multiple storage types in the same drive bay. M.2 and SD card options are available, which enable flexible boot drive choices.

The RD550 provides Lenovo AnyRAID technology, a midplane RAID adapter design that connects directly to the drive backplane without using a PCIe slot. A comprehensive portfolio of AnyRAID controllers is available for various applications, which include software RAID and RAID on Chip-based controllers.

The RD550 delivers impressive compute power per watt, featuring 80 PLUS Titanium and Platinum redundant power supplies. This server is designed to meet ASHRAE A4 standards, which enable customers to lower energy costs.

The RD550 provides outstanding memory performance by supporting two DIMMs per channel at speeds up to 12% faster than the Intel specification, while still maintaining world-class reliability.

With an efficient cooling design, the RD550 can run continuously at 45 °C with no impact on reliability.

Key features

The ThinkServer RD550 offers performance and capacity of a 2U system in a 1U rack form factor. Energy-smart design with powerful high-performance processors, a large capacity of high-performing DDR4 memory, and flexible storage and networking configurations are ideal for business-critical applications and cloud deployments.

Scalability and performance

The ThinkServer RD550 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • Improves productivity by offering superior system performance with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family with up to 22-core processors, up to 55 MB of L3 cache, and up to 9.6 GT/s QPI interconnect links.
    • Support for up to two processors, 44 cores, and 88 threads allows to maximize the concurrent execution of multithreaded applications.
    • Intelligent and adaptive system performance with energy efficient Intel Turbo Boost Technology allows CPU cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor thermal design power (TDP).
    • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multithreaded applications by enabling simultaneous multithreading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
    • Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better utilize the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Up to 2400 MHz memory speeds with two DIMMs per channel running at 2400 MHz to help maximize system performance.
  • Up to 1.5 TB of memory capacity with 64 GB Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs).
  • 12 Gbps serial-attached SCSI (SAS) internal storage connectivity doubles the data transfer rate compared to 6 Gb SAS solutions to maximize performance of storage I/O-intensive applications.
  • Flexible and scalable internal storage configurations that feature an industry-unique Lenovo AnyBay™ design, which allows a choice of SAS, SATA or PCIe interface drives in the same bay, provide up to 92.1 TB of storage capacity in a 1U rack form factor.
  • The use of SSDs instead of or along with traditional spinning HDDs can significantly improve I/O performance. An SSD can support a significantly higher number of I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
  • The RD550 server offers up to three PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 I/O expansion slots and up to two AnyFabric slots for a total of five I/O slots in a dense 1U rack form factor.
  • Leveraging the unique Lenovo AnyFabric design, the RD550 can house up to eight 10 Gb Ethernet ports without taking up any of the available PCIe slots.
  • The RD550 provides Lenovo AnyRAID® technology, which is a midplane RAID adapter that connects directly to the drive backplane without using a PCIe slot.
  • With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family. This helps to dramatically reduce I/O latency and increase overall system performance.

Availability and serviceability

The ThinkServer RD550 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as processors, memory DIMMs, and adapter cards.
  • The RD550 server offers memory mirroring and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
  • The RD550 server offers hot-swap drives supporting RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • The RD550 server offers redundant hot-swap power supplies and hot-swap redundant fans to provide availability for business-critical applications.
  • SSDs offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Built-in ThinkServer System Manager (TSM) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failure, to minimize downtime.
  • Embedded Lenovo Diagnostics software speeds up troubleshooting to reduce service time.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the ThinkServer RD550 and deliver enterprise-class data protection:

  • The server includes ThinkServer System Manager to monitor server availability and perform remote management.
  • An integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers comprehensive hardware management tools that help to increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • An optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) supports the enablement of advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and Windows BitLocker encryption.
  • Embedded ThinkServer Deployment Manager (TDM) provides a complete set of provisioning capabilities from a single interface, which automates many of the tasks that are associated with server provisioning.

Energy efficiency

The ThinkServer RD550 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to a green environment:

  • Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
  • High-efficiency power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum and Titanium certifications.
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, to reduce power draw.
  • Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy the demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
  • Low-voltage 1.2 V DDR4 memory DIMMs offer energy savings compared to 1.35 V and 1.5 V DDR3 DIMMs.
  • System power profiles can be configured in UEFI to optimize usage for maximum performance or energy efficiency.
  • Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provide advanced data center power notification, analysis, and policy-based management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front of the RD550 3.5-inch drive bay models.

RD550 3.5-inch drive bay model front view
Figure 2. RD550 3.5-inch drive bay model front view

The following figure shows the front of the RD550 2.5-inch drive bay models.

RD550 2.5-inch drive bay model front view
Figure 3. RD550 2.5-inch drive bay model front view

The following figure shows the rear of the RD550 3.5-inch drive bay models.

RD550 3.5-inch drive bay model rear view
Figure 4. RD550 3.5-inch drive bay model rear view

The following figure shows the rear of the RD550 2.5-inch drive bay models.

RD550 2.5-inch drive bay model rear view
Figure 5. RD550 2.5-inch drive bay model rear view

The following figure shows the internal components of the RD550 3.5-inch drive bay models.

RD550 3.5-inch drive bay model internal view
Figure 6. RD550 3.5-inch drive bay model internal view

The following figure shows the internal components of the RD550 2.5-inch drive bay models.

RD550 2.5-inch drive bay model internal view
Figure 7. RD550 2.5-inch drive bay model internal view

System specifications

The following table lists the ThinkServer RD550 system specifications.

Table 1. System specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor 1U rack-mount
Processor Up to two processors of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family:
  • Up to 22 cores (2.2 GHz core speeds)
  • Up to 3.5 GHz core speeds (4 cores)
  • Two QPI links up to 9.6 GT/s each
  • Up to 55 MB cache
  • Up to 2400 MHz memory speed
Chipset Intel C610 Series.
Memory Up to 24 DIMM sockets (12 DIMMs per processor; four memory channels per processor with three DIMMs per channel). Support for RDIMMs and LRDIMMs. Memory types cannot be intermixed. Memory speed up to 2400 MHz.
Maximum memory capacity
  • With RDIMMs: Up to 768 GB with 24x 32 GB RDIMMs and two processors
  • With LRDIMMs: Up to 1.5 TB with 24x 64 GB LRDIMMs and two processors
Memory protection Error-correcting code (ECC), Rank Sparing, Mirroring, and Lockstep Mode.
Drive bays Machine Types 70S6 and 70S7:
  • 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap (front) with RAID 110i or PCIe RAID controller
Machine Types 70R5 and 70R6:
  • 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap (front) with RAID 110i or AnyRAID controller
  • 12x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap (front)
  • 10x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap (front) + 2x 2.5-inch AnyBay (front)
Machine Types 70R3 and 70R4:
  • 4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap (front) + 2x 2.5-inch SATA hot-swap (rear)
Drive types 2.5-inch drives:
  • SAS HDDs up to 1.8 TB
  • Nearline (NL) SATA HDDs up to 2 TB
  • SAS SSDs up to 7.68 TB
  • SATA SSDs up to 3.84 TB
  • PCIe 3.0 SSDs up to 3.84 TB
3.5-inch drives:
  • SAS HDDs up to 1.8 TB
  • NL SAS HDDs up to 10 TB
  • NL SATA HDDs up to 12 TB
  • SAS SSDs up to 3.84 TB
  • SATA SSDs up to 3.84 TB

M.2 Read-Optimized SSDs up to 120 GB.

SD Cards up to 32 GB.

Intermix of SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs is supported within a system, but not within a RAID array.
Internal storage capacity
  • 3.5-inch models: Up to 55.6 TB (4x 12 TB HDDs [front] + 2x 3.84 TB 2.5" SSDs [rear]).
  • 2.5-inch models: Up to 92.1 TB (12x 7.68 TB SSDs)
Storage controller
  • 6 Gbps SATA: RAID 0, 1, 10 with RAID 110i. Optional RAID 5 upgrade is available.
  • 6 Gbps SAS/SATA: RAID 0, 1, and 10 with RAID 510i. Optional RAID 5 and 50 upgrade is available.
  • 12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA:
    • RAID 0, 1, and 10 with RAID 520i. Optional RAID 5 and 50 upgrade is available.
    • RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, and 50 with RAID 720i or 720ix. Optional (for 720i) or mandatory (for 720ix) cache memory upgrades are available: 1 GB non-backed; 1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB flash-backed. Cache upgrades include RAID 6 and 60 support. Flash backup upgrades include FastPath and CacheCade Pro 2.0 features.
Optical drive bays
  • 2.5-inch models: None; support for an external optical drive.
  • 3.5-inch models: One; support for DVD-ROM or DVD-RW.
Tape drive bays None; support for an external backup unit.
Network interfaces One (3.5-inch drive bay models) or two (2.5-inch drive bay models) AnyFabric slots for optional AnyFabric adapters:
  • Dual-port 10 GbE RJ-45
  • Dual-port 10 GbE SFP+
  • Quad-port 10 GbE SFP+
  • Quad-port GbE RJ-45
I/O expansion slots 2.5-inch drive bay models:
  • AnyFabric slot 1 (PCIe 3.0 x8) (system planar)
  • AnyFabric slot 2 (PCIe 3.0 x8) (system planar)
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile, half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile, half-length
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile, half-length (requires the second CPU)
3.5-inch drive bay models:
  • AnyFabric slot (PCIe 3.0 x8) (system planar)
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile, half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile, half-length (requires the second CPU)
Ports
  • Front (3.5-inch drive bay models only): 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x VGA port (DB-15).
  • Rear: 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x VGA port (DB-9), 1x RJ-45 GbE management port for TSM. Optional serial port (DB-9).
Cooling Six (with one CPU) or eight (with two CPUs) redundant hot-swap cooling fans with dual rotors.
Power supply Up to two redundant hot-swap 550 W, 750 W, or 1100 W 100-240 V AC Platinum power supplies or 750 W 200-240 V AC Titanium power supplies.
Hot-swap parts Drives, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management UEFI, status and diagnostic LEDs, ThinkServer System Manager (TSM) (also known as Baseboard Management Controller [BMC]), ThinkServer Deployment Manager, ThinkServer Platform Update, and ThinkServer Diagnostics. Optional TSM Premium upgrade for remote presence (keyboard, video, mouse, and remote drive) and Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager support. Optional ThinkServer Partner Packs for VMware vCenter and Microsoft System Center. Optional Lenovo XClarity Administrator and Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager.
Security features Administrator's password, optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 1.2 or 2.0, optional intrusion switch.
Video ASPEED AST2400 with 16 MB memory integrated into the ThinkServer System Manager. Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 at 60 Hz.
Operating systems Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016; Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 and 7; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 and 12; VMware vSphere (ESXi) 5.5 and 6.0.
Limited warranty One-year or three-year customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site limited warranty with 9x5 next business day (NBD).
Service and support Optional service upgrades (country-specific) are available through Lenovo Services offerings: 8-hour or 4-hour response time, warranty extension up to 5 years, Priority Technical Support, and Keep Your Drive Multi-Drive.
Dimensions Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.), width: 447 mm (17.6 in.), depth: 780 mm (30.7 in.)
Weight Minimum: 13.5 kg (29.8 lb), maximum: 21.0 kg (46.3 lb)

The RD550 server package includes the following items:

  • Rail kit (select models)
  • Cable management arm (select models)
  • Rack installation instructions (select models)
  • One or two rack power cords or line cords (select models)
  • Read Me First printed publication
  • Documentation DVD containing the ThinkServer RD550 User's Guide

Relationship models

ThinkServer RD550 relationship models are region-specific; that is, each region may define their own server models, and not all server models are available in every region.

For a list of the RD550 relationship models (Machine Types 70R4, 70R6, and 70S7), contact a Lenovo or Lenovo Business Partner representative in your region.

Product availability: RD550 server models are available in Asia Pacific (Australia and New Zealand), China, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). EMEA models are available via Special Bid only.

TopSeller models

ThinkServer RD550 TopSeller models are region-specific; that is, each region may define their own server models, and not all server models are available in every region.

For a list of the RD550 TopSeller models (Machine Types 70R3, 70R5, and 70S6), contact a Lenovo or Lenovo Business Partner representative in your region.

Product availability: RD550 server models are available in Asia Pacific (Australia and New Zealand), China, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). EMEA models are available via Special Bid only.

Processors

The ThinkServer RD550 supports up to two processors of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family. The following table lists the specifications of the processors for the RD550 server.

Table 2. CPU specifications (HT = Hyper-Threading, TB = Turbo Boost, VT = Virtualization Technology)
Processor
model
Core frequency
(Base / TB Max)
Number
of cores /
threads
Cache Max DDR4
frequency
QPI
speed
TDP HT TB VT-x VT-d
E5-2603 v4 1.7 GHz 6 / 6 15 MB 1866 MHz 6.4 GT/s 85 W No No Yes Yes
E5-2609 v4 1.7 GHz 8 / 8 20 MB 1866 MHz 6.4 GT/s 85 W No No Yes Yes
E5-2620 v4 2.1 / 3 GHz 8 / 16 20 MB 2133 MHz 8.0 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2623 v4 2.6 / 3.2 GHz 4 / 8 10 MB 2133 MHz 8.0 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2630 v4 2.2 / 3.1 GHz 10 / 20 25 MB 2133 MHz 8.0 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2630L v4 1.8 / 2.9 GHz 10 / 20 25 MB 2133 MHz 8.0 GT/s 55 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2637 v4 3.5 / 3.7 GHz 4 / 8 15 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 135 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2640 v4 2.4 / 3.4 GHz 10 / 20 25 MB 2133 MHz 8.0 GT/s 90 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2643 v4 3.4 / 3.7 GHz 6 / 12 20 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 135 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2650 v4 2.2 / 2.9 GHz 12 / 24 30 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 105 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2650L v4 1.7 / 2.5 GHz 14 / 28 35 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 65 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2660 v4 2 / 3.2 GHz 14 / 28 35 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 105 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2667 v4 3.2 / 3.6 GHz 8 / 16 25 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 135 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2680 v4 2.4 / 3.3 GHz 14 / 28 35 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 120 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2683 v4 2.1 / 3 GHz 16 / 32 40 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 120 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2690 v4 2.6 / 3.5 GHz 14 / 28 35 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 135 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2695 v4 2.1 / 3.3 GHz 18 / 36 45 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 120 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2697 v4 2.3 / 3.6 GHz 18 / 36 45 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 145 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2697A v4 2.6 / 3.6 GHz 16 / 32 40 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 145 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2698 v4 2.2 / 3.6 GHz 20 / 40 50 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 135 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2699 v4 2.2 / 3.6 GHz 22 / 44 55 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 145 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2699R v4 2.2 / 3.6 GHz 22 / 44 55 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 145 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
E5-2699A v4 2.4 / 3.6 GHz 22 / 44 55 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 145 W Yes Yes Yes Yes

For RD550 server models that come standard with one processor, the second processor can be ordered, if required (see the following table for ordering information). The second processor must be of the same model as the first processor. The second processor option includes two system fans.

Table 3. Processor options
Description Part number
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2603 v4 (6C, 85W, 1.7GHz) Processor 4XG0G89091
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2609 v4 (8C, 85W, 1.7GHz) Processor 4XG0G89086
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 (8C, 85W, 2.1GHz) Processor 4XG0G89081
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4 (4C, 85W, 2.6GHz) Processor 4XG0G89096
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 (10C, 85W, 2.2GHz) Processor 4XG0G89076
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4 (10C, 55W, 1.8GHz) Processor 4XG0G89106
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2637 v4 (4C, 135W, 3.5GHz) Processor 4XG0G89047
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 (10C, 90W, 2.4GHz) Processor 4XG0G89071
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 (6C, 135W, 3.4GHz) Processor 4XG0G89044
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 (12C, 105W, 2.2GHz) Processor 4XG0G89066
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2650L v4 (14C, 65W, 1.7GHz) Processor 4XG0G89101
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4 (14C, 105W, 2.0GHz) Processor 4XG0G89061
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4 (8C, 135W, 3.2GHz) Processor 4XG0G89041
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 (14C, 120W, 2.4GHz) Processor 4XG0G89056
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4 (16C, 120W, 2.1GHz) Processor 4XG0G89053
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 (14C, 135W, 2.6GHz) Processor 4XG0G89038
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 (18C, 120W, 2.1GHz) Processor 4XG0G89050
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4 (18C, 145W, 2.3GHz) Processor 4XG0G89110
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 (16C, 145W, 2.6GHz) Processor 4XG0G89112
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 (20C, 135W, 2.2GHz) Processor 4XG0G89035
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 (22C, 145W, 2.2GHz) Processor 4XG0G89108
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2699R v4 (22C, 145W, 2.2GHz) Processor 4XG0G89117
ThinkServer RD550 Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 (22C, 145W, 2.4GHz) Processor 4XG0G89115

Memory

The RD550 server supports up to 12 DIMMs when one processor is installed and up to 24 DIMMs when two processors are installed. Each processor has four memory channels and there are three DIMMs per channel.  Lenovo DDR4 memory is compatibility tested and tuned for optimal ThinkServer performance and throughput. From a service and support standpoint, Lenovo memory automatically assumes the system warranty, and Lenovo provides service and support worldwide.

ThinkServer engineering tested and validated system designs that support memory speeds beyond Intel’s original plan, which provides benefits for workloads that require memory speed and density. Lenovo ThinkServer memory is fully supported up to the rated speeds that are shown in the following table.

Table 4. RD550 maximum memory speeds and capacities
DIMMs per channel
RDIMM
LR-DIMM
Memory bus speed Maximum capacity Memory bus speed Maximum capacity
1 DPC 2400 MHz 256 GB (8x 32 GB) 2400 MHz 512 GB (8x 64 GB)
2 DPC 2400 MHz 512 GB (16x 32 GB) 2400 MHz 1 TB (16x 64 GB)
3 DPC 1866 MHz 768 GB (24x 32 GB) 2133 MHz 1.5 TB (24x 64 GB)

The following rules apply when the memory configuration is selected:

  • The server supports RDIMMs and LRDIMMs.
  • Mixing different types of memory (RDIMMs and LRDIMMs) is not supported.
  • DIMM capacities and rank can be mixed.
  • All DIMMs in the server operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of:
    • Memory speed that is supported by the specific processor.
    • Memory speed for selected quantity of DIMMs per channel.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

  • ECC
  • Lockstep (SDDC x4/x8)
  • Memory mirroring
  • Memory sparing
  • Patrol scrubbing
  • Demand scrubbing

If lockstep or memory mirroring is used, RDIMMs must be installed in pairs (a minimum of one pair per each processor), and both RDIMMs in a pair must be identical in type, size, and rank.

If memory sparing is used, one rank of a DIMM in each populated channel is reserved as spare memory; therefore, single-rank DIMMs cannot be used. DIMMs in a pair must be identical in type, size, and rank.

Lockstep, memory mirroring, and memory sparing modes are mutually exclusive. Only one operational memory mode can be enabled on the server, and it is a system-wide setting.

The following table lists available memory options for the RD550 server.

Table 5. Memory options
Description Part number Maximum supported*
RDIMMs
ThinkServer 8GB DDR4-2400MHz (1Rx4) RDIMM 4X70G88318 12 / 24
ThinkServer 16GB DDR4-2400MHz (2Rx4) RDIMM 4X70G88319 12 / 24
ThinkServer 16GB DDR4-2400MHz (2Rx8) RDIMM 4X70G88330 12 / 24
ThinkServer 32GB DDR4-2400MHz (2Rx4) RDIMM 4X70G88320 12 / 24
LRDIMMs
ThinkServer 64GB DDR4-2400MHz (4Rx4) LRDIMM 4X70G88321 12 / 24

* The maximum quantity shown is with one processor / two processors.

Internal storage

The RD550 server supports the following internal storage configurations:

  • Server models without any drive bays that can be upgraded to 4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • Server models with 4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays + optical drive bay that can be expanded with 2x 2.5-inch SATA hot-swap rear drive bays
  • Server models with 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays that support PCIe RAID or AnyRAID controller
  • Server models with 12x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays; two of these SAS/SATA drive bays can be converted to 2x 2.5" AnyBay drive bays.

The following figure shows the internal drive configurations.

Internal drive configurations
Figure 8. Internal drive configurations

In addition, the RD550 server models can be upgraded with 2x SD card internal slots, or 2x M.2 SSD internal slots, or both. The SD card slots are connected to the Intel Platform Controller Hub (PCH) via USB; therefore, they do not require a RAID controller. The M.2 SSD slots require a supported RAID controller (for details, see Controllers for internal storage).

Note: M.2 SSD slots and 2x 2.5-inch rear drive bays are mutually exclusive, that is, either M.2 SSD slots or 2x 2.5-inch rear drive bays can be selected in the configuration, but not both.

The following table shows the internal storage options available for the RD550 server.

Table 6. Internal storage options
Description Part number Maximum supported
Lenovo ThinkServer Gen 5 1U 3.5" 4-Drive Backplane Kit 4XF0G45885 1
Lenovo ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 2-Drive Rear Backplane Kit 4XF0G45877 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RD550 AnyBay Enablement Kit 4XF0G88927 1
Lenovo ThinkServer SDHC Flash Assembly Module 4XF0G88933 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RD550 M.2 Enablement Kit to Motherboard 4XF0G45892 1
Lenovo ThinkServer M.2 Enablement Kit for RD550 3.5" Chassis 4XF0G45890 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RD550 2.5" Chassis M.2 Enablement Kit to RAID720ix 4XF0G45889 1

For additional configuration guidelines, refer to Controllers for internal storage.

Controllers for internal storage

The following table lists the RAID controllers and the additional options used for the internal storage of the RD550 server. AnyRAID controllers are connected directly to the drive backplane, without the use of a PCIe slot. PCIe RAID controllers are supported in the PCIe slot 1. The PCIe interposer that is included in the RD550 AnyBay Enablement Kit (4XF0G88927) is supported in the PCIe slot 1.

Table 7. Controllers for internal storage
Description Part number Maximum supported
Onboard controllers
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 110i Controller None* 1
AnyRAID controllers
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 510i AnyRAID Adapter 4XB0F28691 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 720i AnyRAID Adapter 4XC0G88838 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 720ix AnyRAID Adapter with Expander 4XC0G88839 1
PCIe RAID controllers
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 520i PCIe Adapter 4XC0G88850 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 720i PCIe Adapter 4XC0G88849 1
Controller upgrades
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 110i RAID 5 Upgrade 4XB0F28690 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 510i RAID 5/50 Upgrade 4XB0F28692 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 520i RAID 5 Upgrade 4XC0G88841 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 720i 1GB Modular DRAM Upgrade 4XB0F28695 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 720i 1GB Modular Flash and Supercapacitor Upgrade 4XB0F28696 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 720i 2GB Modular Flash and Supercapacitor Upgrade 4XB0F28697 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID 720i 4GB Modular Flash and Supercapacitor Upgrade 4XB0F28698 1
PCIe interposer
PCIe Interposer None** 1

* Onboard hardware-assist, software RAID controller (Embedded MegaRAID). 
** Included in the RD550 AnyBay Enablement Kit (4XF0G88927).

The following table summarizes features of supported storage controllers.

Table 8. Storage controller features and specifications summary
Feature RAID 110i RAID 510i
AnyRAID
RAID 520i
PCIe
RAID 720i
PCIe
RAID 720i
AnyRAID
RAID 720ix
AnyRAID
Part number None 4XB0F28691 4XC0G88850 4XC0G88849 4XC0G88838 4XC0G88839
Form factor Onboard AnyRAID Low profile Low profile AnyRAID AnyRAID
Controller chip Not applicable LSI SAS2008 LSI SAS3008 LSI SAS3108 LSI SAS3108 LSI SAS3108
Host interface Not applicable PCIe 2.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8
Port interface 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS
Number of internal ports 8 8 8 8 8 8
Internal port connectors 2x SATA x4 Backplane connector 2x Mini-SAS HD x4
(SFF-8643)
2x Mini-SAS HD x4
(SFF-8643)
Backplane connector Backplane connector
Drive interface SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA
Drive type HDD, SSD HDD, SSD HDD, SSD HDD, SSD HDD, SSD HDD, SSD
Drive form factor SFF, LFF, M.2 SFF, LFF, M.2 SFF, LFF SFF, LFF SFF, LFF, M.2 SFF, M.2
Number of drives 8* 8 8 8 8 26**
RAID levels 0/1/10;
Optional 5
(4XB0F28690)
0/1/10;
Optional 5/50
(4XB0F28692)
0/1/10;
Optional 5/50
(4XC0G88841)
0/1/10/5/50;
Optional 6/60 with any cache upgrade
JBOD mode Yes Yes Yes Yes (without cache) Yes***
Cache None None None
  • 1 GB non-backed (4XB0F28695)****
  • 1 GB flash-backed (4XB0F28696)****
  • 2 GB flash-backed (4XB0F28697)****
  • 4 GB flash-backed (4XB0F28698)****
FastPath No No No Yes (with flash-backed cache)
CacheCade Pro 2.0 No No No Yes (with flash-backed cache)

* Up to 6 drives can be configured in a RAID array, and the remaining two drives operate in JBOD mode.
** Includes SAS Expander.
*** JBOD mode is supported only with the non-backed cache.
**** A cache upgrade is required for the 720ix AnyRAID adapter operations, and it must be purchased together with the controller.

Important: 

  • A cache upgrade is required for the 720ix AnyRAID adapter operations, and it must be purchased together with the controller.
  • RAID 110i is not supported by virtualization hypervisors, including VMware vSphere (ESXi), Linux KVM, Xen, and Microsoft Hyper-V.

The following table lists supported drive bay configurations, drive types, and RAID controllers.

Table 9. Drive bay configurations, drive types, and storage controllers
Drive bays
RAID 110i
(AnyRAID)
RAID 110i
(direct cabling)
RAID 510i
AnyRAID
RAID 520i
PCIe
RAID 720i
PCIe
RAID 720i
AnyRAID
RAID 720ix
AnyRAID
PCIe
Interposer
Front drives (HDDs and SSDs)
8x 2.5-in. SAS/SATA (PCIe RAID) No Yes* No Yes Yes No No No
8x 2.5-in. SAS/SATA (AnyRAID) Yes* No Yes No No Yes Yes No
12x 2.5-in. SAS/SATA No No No No No No Yes No
10x 2.5-in. SAS/SATA + 2x 2.5-in. AnyBay No No No No No No Yes Yes†
4x 3.5-in. SAS/SATA Yes* No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Rear drives (HDDs and SSDs)
2x 2.5-in. SATA Yes# No Yes# No Yes# No No No
M.2 storage module
2x M.2 SSDs Yes§ No Yes‡ No No Yes‡ Yes** No

* Supports SATA HDDs and SSDs only; up to 6 drives in a RAID array, and the remaining drives operate in JBOD mode.
† Requires the AnyBay Enablement Kit (4XF0G88927).
# Requires the Rear Backplane Kit (4XF0G45877); supported in 3.5" chassis only; not supported with the M.2 drives.
§ Requires the M.2 Enablement Kit to Motherboard (4XF0G45892); not supported with the rear drives or in the 2.5" chassis.
‡ Requires the M.2 Enablement Kit for 3.5" Chassis (4XF0G45890); not supported with the rear drives or in the 2.5" chassis.
** Requires the 2.5" Chassis M.2 Enablement Kit to RAID720ix (4XF0G45889); not supported with the rear drives.

Drives for internal storage

The RD550 server supports the internal drive options that are listed in the following tables.

Table 10. Internal drive options: 3.5-inch drives
Description Part number Maximum supported
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs (2.5-inch HDD in 3.5-inch drive tray) - 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 300GB 10K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps HS HDD in 3.5" tray 4XB0G88733 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 300GB 15K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps HS HDD in 3.5" tray 4XB0G88740 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 450GB 15K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps HS HDD in 3.5" tray 4XB0G88744 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 600GB 10K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps HS HDD in 3.5" tray 4XB0G88761 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 600GB 15K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps HS HDD in 3.5" tray 4XB0G88746 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 900GB 10K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps HS HDD in 3.5" tray 4XB0G88762 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 900GB 15K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps 512e HS HDD in 3.5" tray 4XB0K12396 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 1.2TB 10K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps HS HDD in 3.5" tray 4XB0G88763 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 1.8TB 10K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps HS HDD in 3.5" tray 4XB0G88738 4
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gbps NL SAS
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 1TB 7.2K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD (512N) 4XB0K12270 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 2TB 7.2K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD (512N) 4XB0K12278 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 2TB 7.2K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD (512E) 4XB0G88730 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 4TB 7.2K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD (512N) 4XB0K12279 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 4TB 7.2K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD (512E) 4XB0G88731 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 6TB 7.2K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD (512E) 4XB0G88715 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 8TB 7.2K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD (512E) 4XB0K12254 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 10TB 7.2K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps HS 512e HDD 4XB0K12312 4
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SATA
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 1TB 7.2K Enterprise SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0F28712 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 2TB 7.2K Enterprise SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0F28713 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 3TB 7.2K Enterprise SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0F28714 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 4TB 7.2K Enterprise SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G45715 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 5TB 7.2K Enterprise SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G88712 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 6TB 7.2K Enterprise SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G88713 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 8TB 7.2K Enterprise SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0K12255 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 10TB 7.2K Enterprise SATA 6Gbps HS 512e HDD 4XB0K12313 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 12TB 7.2K Enterprise SATA 6Gbps HS 512e HDD 4XB0N68532 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs (2.5-inch SSD in 3.5-inch drive tray) - Enterprise Performance (SS300) 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 400GB Enterprise Performance SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12412 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 800GB Enterprise Performance SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12413 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 1.6TB Enterprise Performance SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12414 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs (2.5-inch SSD in 3.5-inch drive tray) - PM1635 Enterprise Mainstream 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkServer 3.5" 400GB PM1635 Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS HS SSD 4XB0K12261 4
ThinkServer 3.5" 800GB PM1635 Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS HS SSD 4XB0K12262 4
ThinkServer 3.5" 1.6TB PM1635 Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS HS SSD 4XB0K12263 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs (2.5-inch SSD in 3.5-inch drive tray) - PM1635a Enterprise Mainstream 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkServer 3.5" 400GB PM1635a Enterprise Mainstream SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12406 4
ThinkServer 3.5" 800GB PM1635a Enterprise Mainstream SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12407 4
ThinkServer 3.5" 1.6TB PM1635a Enterprise Mainstream SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12408 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs (2.5-inch SSD in 3.5-inch drive tray) - Enterprise Capacity 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkServer 3.5" 3.84TB PM1633a Enterprise Capacity SAS 12Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12388 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs (2.5-inch SSD in 3.5-inch drive tray) - 5100 Enterprise Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 240GB 5100 Enterprise Mainstream SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12421 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 480GB 5100 Enterprise Mainstream SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12423 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 960GB 5100 Enterprise Mainstream SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12425 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 1.92TB 5100 Enterprise Mainstream SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12427 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 3.84TB 5100 Enterprise Mainstream SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12428 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs (2.5-inch SSD in 3.5-inch drive tray) - 5100 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 480GB 5100 Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0N68491 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 960GB 5100 Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0N68493 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 1.92TB 5100 Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0N68495 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 3.84TB 5100 Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0N68496 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs (2.5-inch SSD in 3.5-inch drive tray) - PM863a Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkServer 3.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12358 4
ThinkServer 3.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12360 4
ThinkServer 3.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12362 4
ThinkServer 3.5" 1.92TB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12325 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs (2.5-inch SSD in 3.5-inch drive tray) - S3520 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 240GB S3520 Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0K12327 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 480GB S3520 Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0K12330 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 800GB S3520 Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0K12436 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 960GB S3520 Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0K12333 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 1.2TB S3520 Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0K12438 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" 1.6TB S3520 Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0K12440 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs (2.5-inch SSD in 3.5-inch drive tray) - S4500 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" S4500 240GB Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0N68507 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" S4500 480GB Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0N68508 4
ThinkServer Gen 5 3.5" S4500 960GB Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0N68509 4
Table 11. Internal drive options: 2.5-inch drives
Description Part number Maximum supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 300GB 10K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G88732 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 300GB 15K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G88739 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 450GB 15K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G88743 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 600GB 10K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G88734 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 600GB 15K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G88765 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 900GB 10K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G88735 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 900GB 15K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps 512e Hot Swap HDD 4XB0K12397 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 1.2TB 10K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G88736 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 1.8TB 10K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G88737 12
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps NL SATA
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 1TB 7.2K Enterprise SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G45721 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 2TB 7.2K Enterprise SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap HDD 4XB0G88774 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Performance (SS300) 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 400GB Enterprise Performance SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12409 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 800GB Enterprise Performance SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12410 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 1.6TB Enterprise Performance SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12411 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1635 Enterprise Mainstream 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkServer 2.5" 400GB PM1635 Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS HS SSD 4XB0K12258 12
ThinkServer 2.5" 800GB PM1635 Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS HS SSD 4XB0K12259 12
ThinkServer 2.5" 1.6TB PM1635 Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS HS SSD 4XB0K12260 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1635a Enterprise Mainstream 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkServer 2.5" 400GB PM1635a Enterprise Mainstream SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12403 12
ThinkServer 2.5" 800TB PM1635a Enterprise Mainstream SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12404 12
ThinkServer 2.5" 1.6TB PM1635a Enterprise Mainstream SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12405 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Enterprise Capacity 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkServer 2.5" 3.84TB PM1633a Enterprise Capacity SAS 12Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12387 12
ThinkServer 2.5" 7.68TB PM1633a Enterprise Capacity SAS 12Gb HS SSD 4XB0K12402 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5100 Enterprise Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 240GB 5100 Enterprise Mainstream SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12416 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 480GB 5100 Enterprise Mainstream SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12417 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 960GB 5100 Enterprise Mainstream SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12418 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 1.92TB 5100 Enterprise Mainstream SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12419 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 3.84TB 5100 Enterprise Mainstream SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12420 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5100 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 480GB 5100 Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12441 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 960GB 5100 Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12442 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 1.92TB 5100 Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12443 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 3.84TB 5100 Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12444 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM863a Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkServer 2.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12357 12
ThinkServer 2.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12359 12
ThinkServer 2.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12361 12
ThinkServer 2.5" 1.92TB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD 4XB0K12324 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S3520 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 240GB S3520 Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0K12326 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 480GB S3520 Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0K12329 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 800GB S3520 Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0K12435 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 960GB S3520 Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0K12332 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 1.2TB S3520 Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0K12437 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 1.6TB S3520 Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0K12439 12
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4500 Enterprise Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" S4500 240GB Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0N68504 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" S4500 480GB Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0N68505 12
ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" S4500 960GB Entry SATA 6Gbps Hot Swap SSD 4XB0N68506 12
2.5-inch EasySwap NVMe SSDs for AnyBay - Enterprise Performance PCIe 3.0
ThinkServer G5 2.5" 400GB Enterprise Performance PCIe 3.0 Easy Swap SSD 4XB0G45748 2
ThinkServer G5 2.5" 800GB Enterprise Performance PCIe 3.0 Easy Swap SSD 4XB0G45749 2
ThinkServer G5 2.5" 1.6TB Enterprise Performance PCIe 3.0 Easy Swap SSD 4XB0G45750 2
2.5-inch EasySwap NVMe SSDs for AnyBay - Enterprise Mainstream PCIe 3.0
ThinkServer 960GB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream Easy Swap SSD 4XB0K12392 2
ThinkServer 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream Easy Swap SSD 4XB0K12393 2
2.5-inch EasySwap NVMe SSDs for AnyBay - Enterprise Entry PCIe 3.0
ThinkServer 2.5" 1.92TB PM963 Enterprise Entry PCIe 3.0 Easy Swap SSD 4XB0K12389 2
ThinkServer 2.5" 3.84TB PM963 Enterprise Entry PCIe 3.0 Easy Swap SSD 4XB0K12390 2
Table 12. Internal drive options: M.2 SSDs and SD cards
Description Part number Maximum supported
M.2 SSDs
ThinkServer M.2 80GB Value Read-Optimized SATA 6Gbps SSD 4XB0G88741 2
ThinkServer M.2 120GB Value Read-Optimized SATA 6Gbps SSD 4XB0F28656 2
SD cards
ThinkServer 8GB SD Card 4X70F28592 2
ThinkServer 32GB SD Card 4X70F28593 2

Optical drives

The RD550 server models with 3.5-inch drives support the optical drive options listed in the following table. Server models with 2.5-inch drive bays do not support an internal optical drive; a supported external optical drive listed in the following table can be used instead.

Table 13. Optical drives
Description Part number Maximum supported
Internal optical drives
Lenovo ThinkServer Slim SATA DVD-RW Optical Disk Drive 4XA0F28607 1
Lenovo ThinkServer Slim SATA DVD-ROM Optical Disk Drive 4XA0F28608 1
External USB optical drives
ThinkPad UltraSlim USB DVD Burner 4XA0E97775 1

The Slim SATA DVD-RW Optical Disk Drive and the USB DVD Burner support the following types of media: CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (dual-layer recording), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (dual-layer recording), and DVD+RW.

The Slim SATA DVD-ROM Optical Disk Drive supports the following types of media: CD-R, CD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R (dual-layer recording), DVD+R, DVD+R (dual-layer recording).

I/O expansion

The RD550 server supports up to two AnyFabric slots and up to three PCIe slots with riser cards that are installed into two riser sockets on the system planar (one riser socket supports installation of one riser card).

The slot form factors are as follows:

  • Up to five slots for 2.5-inch drive bay models:
    • AnyFabric slot 1 (PCIe 3.0 x8) (system planar)
    • AnyFabric slot 2 (PCIe 3.0 x8) (system planar) 
    • PCIe slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (Riser card 1)
    • PCIe slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (Riser card 1)
    • PCIe slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile (Riser card 2; requires the second CPU to be installed)
  • Up to three slots for 3.5-inch drive bays models:
    • AnyFabric slot (PCIe 3.0 x8) (system planar)
    • PCIe slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile (Riser card 1)
    • PCIe slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile (Riser card 2; requires the second CPU to be installed)

The locations of the expansion slots are shown in the following figure.

Slot locations
Figure 9. Slot locations

The following table lists the available PCIe riser card options.

Table 14. PCIe riser card options
Description Part number Maximum supported
Riser card slot 1
Lenovo ThinkServer 1U x8/x8 PCIe Riser Kit (for 2.5-inch drive bay models) 4XF0G45880 1
Lenovo ThinkServer 1U x16 PCIe Riser 1 Kit (for 3.5-inch drive bay models) 4XF0G45878 1
Riser card slot 2 (Requires the second CPU to be installed)
Lenovo ThinkServer 1U x16 PCIe Riser 2 Kit 4XF0G45879 1

Serial port

The COM Cable option, SBB0J78877, is available via CTO for mounting the external serial port on the rear of the RD550 server, if needed.

For server models with 2.5-inch drive bays, the COM Cable option is mounted in place of the PCIe slot 3, and only PCIe slots 1 and 2 remain available.

For server models with 3.5-inch drive bays, the COM Cable option is mounted in place of the PCIe slot 2, and only one PCIe slot (slot 1) remains available.

Network adapters

The RD550 server supports AnyFabric slots for integrated NIC solution. The integrated NIC solution supports AnyFabric adapters with two or four 10 GbE ports or four Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports shared AnyFabric port for direct connectivity to the TSM service processor for systems management.

The following table lists the supported network adapter options.

Table 15. Network adapters
Description Part number Maximum supported#
AnyFabric - 10 Gb Ethernet
ThinkServer X520-DA2 AnyFabric 10Gb 2 Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0F28742 2*
ThinkServer X540-T2 AnyFabric 10Gb 2 Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0F28741 2
ThinkServer X710-DA2 AnyFabric 10Gb 2 port Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0G88847 2*
ThinkServer X710-DA4 AnyFabric 10Gb 4 port Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0G88848 2*
ThinkServer OCm14102-NX-L AnyFabric 10Gb 2 port SFP+ Enet Adapter by Emulex 4XC0G88830 2*
ThinkServer OCm14102-UX-L AnyFabric 10Gb 2 Port SFP+ CNA by Emulex 4XC0F28743 2*
ThinkServer OCm14104-UX-L AnyFabric 10Gb 4 Port SFP+ CNA by Emulex 4XC0F28744 2*
AnyFabric - 1 Gb Ethernet
ThinkServer I350-T4 AnyFabric 1Gb 4 Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0F28740 2
PCIe - 40 Gb Ethernet
ThinkServer OCe14401-UX-L PCIe 40Gb 1 Port QSFP+ CNA by Emulex 4XC0F28738 3*
PCIe - 25 Gb Ethernet
ThinkServer ConnectX-4 Lx PCIe 25Gb 2 Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter by Mellanox 4XC0G88861 3^
PCIe - 10 Gb Ethernet
ThinkServer X520-SR2 PCIe 10Gb 2 Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0F28733 3**
ThinkServer X520-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2 Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0F28734 3*
ThinkServer X540-T2 PCIe 10Gb 2 Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0F28732 3
ThinkServer X550-T1 PCIe 10Gb 1 Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0G88855 3
ThinkServer X550-T2 PCIe 10Gb 2 Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0G88856 3
ThinkServer X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2 Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0G88852 3*
ThinkServer OCe14102-NX 10Gbps Dual Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter by Emulex 4XC0F28724 3*
ThinkServer OCe14102-UX-L PCIe 10Gb 2 Port SFP+ CNA by Emulex 4XC0F28736 3*
PCIe - 1 Gb Ethernet
ThinkServer I350-T2 PCIe 1Gb 2 Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0F28730 3
ThinkServer I350-T4 PCIe 1Gb 4 Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter by Intel 4XC0F28731 3
Optical modules
ThinkServer 40Gb Optical Module by Emulex (for 40 Gb QSFP+ adapters by Emulex) 4XC0F28739 Port qty***
ThinkServer 10Gb Optical Module by Emulex (for 10 Gb SFP+ adapters by Emulex) 4XC0F28737 Port qty***
ThinkServer 10Gb Optical Module by Intel (for 10 Gb SFP+ adapters by Intel) 4XC0F28735 Port qty***

#  The maximum quantity listed is for 2.5-inch drive bay configurations with two processors. For more information about the maximum adapter quantity supported for other configurations, see I/O expansion.
* Requires a supported optical transceiver (see Optical modules in the table).
^ Transceivers and cables are available only from Mellanox.
** Includes two 10Gb SR SFP+ transceivers.
*** The maximum number of optical modules that are supported per adapter equals the quantity of the adapter ports.

SAS adapters for external storage

The following table lists SAS RAID controllers and HBAs for external storage attachments that are supported by the RD550 server.

Table 16. SAS RAID controllers and HBAs for external storage
Description Part number Maximum supported
External RAID adapters
Lenovo ThinkServer 9286CV-8e PCIe 6Gb 8 Port External SAS RAID Adapter by LSI 4XB0F28699 1
Lenovo ThinkServer RAID CacheCade Pro 2.0 Key (for 9286CV-8e) 4XB0F28702 1
External SAS HBAs
Lenovo ThinkServer 9300-8e PCIe 12Gb 8 Port External SAS Adapter by LSI 4XB0F28703 3
Lenovo ThinkServer 8885e PCIe 12Gb 8 port external SAS Adapter by PMC 4XB0G88727 1

The following table summarizes features of supported external drive controllers.

Table 17. External drive controller features and specifications summary
Feature 9286CV-8e 9300-8e 8885e*
Part number 4XB0F28699 4XB0F28703 4XB0G88727
Form factor Low profile Low profile Low profile
Controller chip LSI SAS2208 LSI SAS3008 PMC PM8063
Host interface PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8
Port interface 6 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS
Number of external SAS ports 8 8 8
External port connectors 2x Mini-SAS
(SFF-8088)
2x Mini-SAS HD
(SFF-8644)
2x Mini-SAS HD
(SFF-8644)
Drive interface SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA
Drive type HDD, SSD HDD, SSD HDD, SSD
Maximum number of devices 240 1024 256
Maximum number of expansion units 8 8 8
RAID levels 0/1/10/5/50/6/60 None None
JBOD mode No Yes Yes
Cache 1 GB None 1 GB
Cache protection CacheVault flash
backup (included)
None None
FastPath Included None None
CacheCade Pro 2.0 Optional
(4XB0F28702)
None None

* In addition to eight external ports, the ThinkServer 8885e adapter has eight internal ports.

Fibre Channel host bus adapters

The following table lists Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) supported by the RD550 server. The maximum quantity listed is for 2.5-inch drive bay configurations with two processors. For more information about the maximum adapter quantity supported for other configurations, see I/O expansion.

Table 18. Fibre Channel host bus adapter options
Description Part number Maximum supported
AnyFabric - 16 Gb FC
ThinkServer LPm16002-M6-L AnyFabric 2-Port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA by Emulex 4XB0F28706 2
AnyFabric - Advanced 8 Gb FC
ThinkServer LPm15004-M8-L AnyFabric 4-Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA by Emulex 4XB0F28707 2
PCIe - 16 Gb FC
ThinkServer LPe16000B-M6-L PCIe 1-Port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA by Emulex 4XB0F28653 3
ThinkServer LPe16002B-M6-L PCIe 2-Port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA by Emulex 4XB0F28705 3
ThinkServer QLE2670 PCIe 1-Port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA by QLogic 4XB0F28654 3
ThinkServer QLE2672 PCIe 2-Port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA by QLogic 4XC0F28745 3
PCIe - Advanced 8 Gb FC
ThinkServer LPe16000B-M8-L PCIe 1-Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA by Emulex 4XB0F28652 3
ThinkServer LPe16002B-M8-L PCIe 2-Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA by Emulex 4XB0F28704 3
PCIe - 8 Gb FC
ThinkServer LPe1250 PCIe Single Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA by Emulex 0C19476 3
ThinkServer LPe12002 PCIe Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA by Emulex 0C19478 3
ThinkServer QLE2562 PCIe Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA by QLogic 0C19482 3
ThinkServer QLE2560 PCIe Single Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA by QLogic 4XB0F28649 3

Flash storage adapters

The RD550 server supports the Flash storage adapters listed in the following table. The maximum quantity listed is for 2.5-inch drive bay configurations with two processors. For more information about the maximum adapter quantity supported for other configurations, see the I/O expansion section.

Table 19. Flash storage adapters
Description Part number Maximum supported
Enterprise Performance
ThinkServer Intel P3700 800GB NVMe Enterprise Performance Flash Adapter 4XB0K12391 3
ThinkServer 1.6TB ioMemory SX350 Performance PCIe 2.0 SSD by SanDisk 4XB0G88747 3
ThinkServer 3.2TB ioMemory SX350 Performance PCIe 2.0 SSD by SanDisk 4XB0G88748 3
Enterprise Mainstream
ThinkServer 1.92TB NVMe Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter 4XB0K12394 3
ThinkServer 3.84TB NVMe Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter 4XB0K12395 3

Security

The RD550 server offers an optional hardware security module - Trusted Platform Module (TPM), and an optional chassis intrusion. These components are listed in the following table.

Table 20. Security options
Description Part number Maximum supported
Lenovo ThinkServer Gen 5 Trusted Platform Module v1.2 (Worldwide except China) 4XF0G45868 1
Lenovo ThinkServer Trusted Platform Module v2.0 (Worldwide except China) 4XF0G88938 1
Lenovo ThinkServer Gen 5 Trusted Cryptographic Module (China only) 4XF0G45869 1
Chassis Intrusion Cable for 1U None* 1

* Comes with select relationship and TopSeller models; configurable for custom models (SBB0E69082).

Power supplies and cables

The RD550 server supports up to two redundant power supplies that are listed in the following table.

Table 21. Power supply options
Description Part number Maximum supported
ThinkServer Gen 5 550W Platinum Hot Swap Power Supply (100 - 240 V AC) 4X20F28579 2
ThinkServer Gen 5 750W Platinum Hot Swap Power Supply (100 - 240 V AC) 4X20F28575 2
ThinkServer Gen 5 750W Titanium Hot Swap Power Supply (200 - 240 V AC) 4X20F28576 2
ThinkServer Gen 5 1100W Platinum Hot Swap Power Supply (100 - 240 V AC) 4X20F28577 2

The following power supply rules apply:

  • A minimum of one power supply and a maximum of two power supplies are needed per system.
  • If two power supplies are installed, the power supplies must be identical.

Important: It is highly recommended to validate system configuration for specific power requirements by using the latest version of the ThinkServer Power Planner, which is available at this website:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds101155

Completing this validation ensures that the correct power supply is chosen for optimal performance.

The RD550 models come with one or two line cords or one or two rack power cables. Other line cords and rack power cables that are listed in the following table can be ordered, if needed.

Table 22. Power cable options
Description Part number Maximum supported
Rack power cords
ThinkServer C13-C14 WW 250V 10A 1.8m Jumper Cord 4X90F92964 2
Line cords
ThinkServer C13-NEMA_5-15P US 125V 10A 1.8m Power Cord 4X90F92965 2
ThinkServer C13-BS_1363A UK 250V 10A 1.8m Power Cord 4X90F92970 2
ThinkServer C13-DK_2.5A Denmark 250V 10A 1.8m Power Cord 4X90F92971 2
ThinkServer C13-CEE_7.7 Europe 250V 10A 1.8m Power Cord 4X90F92974 2
ThinkServer C13-CE123_50 Italy 250V 10A 1.8m Power Cord 4X90F92975 2
ThinkServer C13-NRB_14136 Brazil 250V 10A 1.8m Power Cord 4X90F92976 2
ThinkServer C13-IRAM_2073 LA 250V 10A 1.8m Power Cord 4X90F92977 2
ThinkServer C13-GB1002 PRC 250V 10A 1.8m Power Cord 4X90F92981 2
ThinkServer C13-SI_32 Israel 250V 10A 1.8m Power Cord 4X90F92973 2
ThinkServer C13-SABS_164 South Africa 250V 6A 1.8m Power Cord 4X90F92978 2

Operating systems

The RD550 supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft
    • Windows Server 2012 Foundation, Essentials, Standard, Datacenter, Hyper-V
    • Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Essentials, Standard, Datacenter, Hyper-V
    • Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard
    • Windows Server 2016 Essentials, Standard, Datacenter, Hyper-V
    • Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard, Workgroup
  • SUSE
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86 SP4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T SP4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
  • Red Hat
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.7 (x86 and x64)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.8 (x86 and x64)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.2
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.3
  • VMware
    • VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3
    • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 1
    • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 2
    • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3
    • VMware ESXi 6.5
  • Citrix
    • XenServer 6.5.1

Important:

  • SD cards support installation and booting of the VMware ESXi hypervisor only; other operating systems and hypervisors cannot be installed on an SD card.
  • VMware ESXi and other hypervisor support requires a RAID 510i/720i/720ix adapter. The onboard RAID 110i controller is not supported by VMware ESXi and other hypervisors.

For the latest information about the specific versions and service levels that are supported and any other prerequisites, see the Operating System Interoperability Guide: http://lenovopress.com/redposig.

Systems management

The RD550 server supports the following systems management tools:

  • Lenovo ThinkServer System Manager
  • Lenovo Software Tools
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator
  • Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

Lenovo ThinkServer System Manager

The RD550 server contains ThinkServer System Manager (TSM), which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and an alerting function. If an environmental condition exceeds a threshold or if a system component fails, the TSM lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem, records the error in the event log, and alerts you to the problem. Optionally, the TSM also provides a virtual presence capability for remote storage server management capabilities.

The TSM provides remote server management through the following industry-standard interfaces:

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3
  • Data Center Management Interface (DCMI) Version 1.0
  • Web browser

The optional TSM Premium is required for enabling remote presence and energy monitoring and management. The TSM Premium feature provides the following functions:

  • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1920x1200 at 60 Hz with up to 24 bits per pixel colors
  • Remotely accessing the system by using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
  • Mapping the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client, and mapping ISO and diskette image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the system
  • Enabling support for Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager for power monitoring and management

The following table lists the Premium management option.

Table 23. Premium management option
Description Part number Maximum supported
Lenovo ThinkServer System Manager Premium 4XF0G45867 1

Lenovo Software Tools

Lenovo offers the following software tools that can help customers set up, use, and maintain the server at no additional cost:

  • ThinkServer Deployment Manager

    The ThinkServer Deployment Manager tool, a part of the server firmware, simplifies the process of updating firmware, configuring system settings, configuring RAID, and installing supported Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems or VMware hypervisors and associated device drivers on a ThinkServer system.

  • ThinkServer Operating System-based Platform Update Tool

    The ThinkServer Operating System-based Platform Update Tool firmware update tool runs in the server operating system and enables customers to maintain server firmware up-to-date to help avoid unnecessary server outages.

  • ThinkServer Diagnostics

    The ThinkServer Diagnostics software speeds up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time by diagnosing server problems, performing diagnostic tests, and collecting system information and logs. The diagnostics software resides in the server firmware (Embedded edition), on a bootable USB drive (Standalone edition), or in the operating system (Windows or Linux editions).

  • ThinkServer Partner Pack for vSphere vCenter Server

    The ThinkServer Partner Pack for vSphere vCenter Server software provides detailed system information about the ThinkServer systems in the VMware virtualized environment and enables users to receive and view alerts, deploy server firmware updates, and perform tasks such as launching a remote console and accessing web-based ThinkServer System Manager.

  • ThinkServer Partner Packs for Microsoft System Center

    The ThinkServer Partner Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) software discovers ThinkServer systems and provides detailed system information about the managed servers. The software also enables users to perform management tasks, such as restarting the server or turning the server on or off, accessing the Remote Desktop Console through Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), accessing web-based ThinkServer System Manager and capture the latest crash screen if the remote presence feature is enabled. The ThinkServer Partner Pack for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) provides centralized firmware management of ThinkServer components.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator

Lenovo XClarity is a centralized systems management solution that helps administrators deliver infrastructure faster. This solution integrates easily with Lenovo x86 rack servers, Flex System, and RackSwitch switches, providing automated agent-less discovery, monitoring, firmware updates, configuration management, and bare metal deployment of operating systems and hypervisors across multiple systems.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is an optional software component for the RD550 which can be downloaded and used at no charge to discover and monitor the server.

If software support is required for Lenovo XClarity Administrator, Lenovo XClarity Pro software subscription should be ordered. Lenovo XClarity Pro is licensed on a per managed system basis, that is, each managed Lenovo system requires a license.

The following table lists the geo-specific Lenovo XClarity software license options.

Table 24. Lenovo XClarity software options
Description Part number
(NA, AP, Japan)*
Part number
(EMEA, LA)**
Quantity
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Mngd Server w/1 Yr SW S&S 00MT201 00MT207 1
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Mngd Server w/3 Yr SW S&S 00MT202 00MT208 1
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Mngd Server w/5 Yr SW S&S 00MT203 00MT209 1

* NA = North America; AP = Asia Pacific
** EMEA = Europe, Middle East, Africa; LA = Latin America

Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers the following standard features that are available at no charge for ThinkServer systems:

  • Auto-discovery and monitoring of Lenovo x86 servers, RackSwitch switches, and Flex System chassis
  • External alerts and notifications via SNMP traps, syslog remote logging, and e-mail
  • Secure connections to managed endpoints
  • NIST 800-131A or FIPS 140-2 compliant cryptographic standards between the management solution and managed endpoints
  • Integration into existing higher level management systems such as cloud automation and orchestration tools through REST APIs, providing extensive external visibility and control over hardware resources
  • An intuitive, easy-to-use GUI
  • Scripting with Windows PowerShell, providing command-line visibility and control over hardware resources

For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/tips1200

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provides a stand-alone, web-based agent-less power management console that provides real time data and enables you to observe, plan and manage power and cooling for Lenovo System x and ThinkServer x86 servers. Using built-in intelligence, it identifies server power consumption trends and ideal power settings and performs cooling analysis so that you can define and optimize power-saving policies.

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager offers the following capabilities:

  • Reports vital server information, such as power, temperature and resource utilization
  • Monitors inlet temperature to locate hot spots, reducing the risk of data or device damage
  • Provides finely-grained controls to limit platform power in compliance with IT policy
  • Generates alerts when a user-defined threshold is reached

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager is an optional software component for the ThinkServer RD550; the Energy Manager license is included in the TSM Premium management option (part number 4XF0G45867).

Rack installation

Select models of the RD550 server ship without a rail kit and a cable management arm. The following table lists rack installation options that are available for the RD550 server.

Table 25. Rack installation options
Description Part number Maximum supported
Lenovo ThinkServer Gen 5 1U 4-Post Slide Rail Kit 4XF0G45871 1
Lenovo ThinkServer Gen 5 4-Post Static Rail Kit 4XF0G45873 1
Lenovo ThinkServer Gen 5 1U Cable Management Arm 4XF0G45874 1*
Lenovo ThinkServer Gen 5 Cable Management Bar 4XF0G45876 1**

* Optional for the 1U 4-Post Slide Rail Kit (4XF0G45871).
** Optional for the 4-Post Static Rail Kit (4XF0G45873).

The following table summarizes the rail kit features and specifications.

Table 26. Rail kit features and specifications summary
Feature ThinkServer Gen 5 1U
4-Post Slide Rail Kit
ThinkServer Gen 5
4-Post Static Rail Kit
Part number 4XF0G45871 4XF0G45873
Rail type Ball bearing slide rail with stop latches Friction rail
Tool-less installation Yes No
CMA/CMB support Yes (4XF0G45874) Yes (4XF0G45876)
In-rack server maintenance Yes No
1U PDU support Yes Yes
0U PDU support Limited* Limited*
Rack type Lenovo 4-post,
IEC standard-compliant
Lenovo 4-post,
IEC standard-compliant
Mounting holes Square or round (unthreaded) Square or round (unthreaded)
Mounting flange thickness 2 mm (0.08 in.) – 3.18 mm (0.125 in.) 2 mm (0.08 in.) – 3.18 mm (0.125 in.)
Distance between front
and rear mounting flanges
460 mm (18.11 in.) – 900 mm (35.43 in.) 610 mm (24 in.) – 900 mm (35.43 in.)
Rail length** 840 mm (33.07 in.) 728.1 mm (28.66 in.)

* The rack must be at least 42U 1200 mm (47.24 in.) deep if a CMA/CMB is used.
** Measured when mounted on the rack, from the front surface of the front mounting flange to the rear most point of the rail.

Note: ThinkServer rail kits are not supported in rack cabinets with the threaded mounting holes.

Physical specifications

The RD550 server has the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Width
    • Without rack handles: 447 mm (17.6 inches)
    • With rack handles: 482 mm (19.0 inches)
  • Depth
    • Without rack handles and power supply handles: 780 mm (30.7 inches)
    • With rack handles and power supply handles: 803 mm (31.6 inches)
  • Height: 43 mm (1.7 inches)
  • Weight
    • Without package: 13.5 kg (29.8 lb) to 21 kg (46.3 lb)
    • With package: 19.8 kg (43.7 lb) to 27.3 kg (60.2 lb)

Operating environment

The RD550 server complies with ASHRAE Class A2 specifications. Depending on the hardware configuration, some server models comply with ASHRAE Class A3 and Class A4 specifications. To comply with ASHRAE Class A3 and Class A4 specifications, the RD550 server models need to meet the following hardware configuration requirements:

  • Lenovo-qualified CPU except the following types:
    • 135-watt CPU (4-core, 6-core, or 8-core)
    • 145-watt CPU (14-core or 18-core)
  • Two power supplies (except the 1100-watt power supplies) installed for redundancy

The RD550 server is supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating:
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 5 °C - 45 °C (41 °F - 113 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 125-m (410-ft) increase in altitude
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 5 °C - 40 °C (41 °F - 104 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 175-m (574-ft) increase in altitude
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 10 °C - 35 °C (50 °F - 95 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 300-m (984-ft) increase in altitude
    • Storage: -40 °C - +60 °C (-40 °F - 140 °F)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,048 m (10,000 ft)
  • Storage: -40 °C - +60 °C (-40 °F - 140 °F)
  • Humidity:
    • Operating:
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 8% - 90% (non-condensing)
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 8% - 85% (non-condensing)
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 8% - 80% (non-condensing)
    • Storage: 8% - 90% (non-condensing)
  • Electrical:
    • 100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz - 60 Hz
    • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz - 60 Hz
    • 240 V DC (supported in China only)
  • Noise level:
    • 5.7 bels (operating)
    • 5.6 bels (idle)

Warranty

The RD550 server has a three-year or one-year warranty (model dependent) with 24x7 standard call center support and 9x5 next business day onsite coverage. Lenovo offers warranty maintenance upgrades and post-warranty maintenance agreements with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, and length of service coverage.

The Lenovo QuickPick tool helps locate compatible accessories and services and warranty information. Services offered may vary by geographic location. Access the tool via the following URL:
http://lenovoquickpick.com

The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.

Table 27. Warranty service definitions
Term Description
On-site service A service technician will go to the client's location for equipment service.
24x7x4 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within four hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including Lenovo holidays.
24x7x8 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within eight hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including Lenovo holidays.
9x5x4 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within four business hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the client's local time zone, Monday-Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. For example, if a customer reports an incident at 3:00 pm on Friday, the technician will arrive by 10:00 am the following Monday.
9x5 next business day A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location on the business day after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the client's local time zone, Monday - Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. Calls received after 4:00 pm local time require an extra business day for service dispatch.

The following Lenovo warranty service upgrades are available:

  • Warranty and maintenance service upgrades:
    • Three, four, or five years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage
    • Onsite response time from next business day to 4 hour same-day
    • Warranty extension of up to 5 years
    • Post warranty extensions offered in 1-year increments
  • Priority Technical Support

    Lenovo’s Priority Support Offering enhances our award-winning call center support to provide top priority queue assignment to specialized Lenovo technicians. Priority support accelerates call center troubleshooting to get your problems resolved quickly, and includes other value-added support for Lenovo provided software tools. Priority support can be purchased stand alone to match the base warranty of your system or in convenient bundles with our same-day response services.

  • Keep Your Drive Multi-Drive

    Lenovo’s Keep Your Drive Multi-Drive service is a multi-drive hard drive retention offering that ensures your data is always under your control, regardless of the number of hard drives that are installed in your Lenovo server. In the unlikely event of a hard drive failure, you retain possession of your hard drive while Lenovo replaces the failed drive part. Your data stays safely on your premises, in your hands. Keep Your Drive Multi-Drive covers multiple drives and multiple failures with one service offering at one value price. This service can be purchased stand-alone to match the base warranty of your system or in convenient bundles with our same-day response services.

Regulatory compliance

The RD550 conforms to the following regulations:

  • RoHS
  • Energy Star V2.0
  • FCC class A: USA FCC 47 CFR Part 15-Subpart B; ANSI C63.4
  • ICES class A: Canada ICES-003 Issue 5
  • CB
  • UL/cTUVus
  • Germany GS
  • Russia EAC
  • Argentina AR-S
  • Mexico NOM
  • EU CE: EN55022; EN55024; EN61000-3-2;EN61000-3-3
  • International: CISPR22; CISPR 24
  • Brazil (voluntary)
  • China CCC: GB 9254
  • CECP
  • CELP
  • Green Guard

External drive enclosures

The following table lists the 6 Gbps SAS external drive enclosures that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the RD550 for storage expansion.

Table 28. E1012 and E1024 external drive enclosure models
Description Part number
Lenovo Storage E1012 LFF Disk Expansion Single SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD 64111B1
Lenovo Storage E1012 LFF Disk Expansion Dual SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD 64111B2
Lenovo Storage E1024 SFF Disk Expansion Single SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD 64111B3
Lenovo Storage E1024 SFF Disk Expansion Dual SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 NBD 64111B4

For details about supported drives and cables for the Lenovo Storage E1012 and E1024, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/lp0043

The following table lists the relationship models of the 12 Gbps SAS external drive enclosures that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the RD550 for storage expansion.

Table 29. D1212 and D1224 relationship models
Description Part number
LFF models
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (US English documentation) 4587A11*
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4587A1C^
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Japanese documentation) 4587A1J**
SFF models
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (US English documentation) 4587A31*
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4587A3C^
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs (Japanese documentation) 4587A3J**

* Available worldwide (except China and Japan)
^ Available only in China
** Available only in Japan

The following table lists the TopSeller models of the 12 Gbps SAS external drive enclosures that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the RD550 for storage expansion.

Table 30. D1212 and D1224 TopSeller models
Description Part number
LFF models - North America (NA) and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
Lenovo Storage D1212 LFF Dual ESM Disk Expansion Enclosure (US English documentation) 4587E11
LFF models - Brazil and Latin America
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 2TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EAU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 4TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EBU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 6TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587ECU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 4x 8TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EDU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 2TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EEU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 4TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EFU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 6TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EGU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 8x 8TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EHU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 2TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EIU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 4TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EJU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 6TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587EKU
D1212 LFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 12x 8TB 3.5" HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587ELU
SFF models - North America (NA) and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
Lenovo Storage D1224 SFF Dual ESM Disk Expansion Enclosure (US English documentation) 4587E31
SFF models - Brazil and Latin America
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 9x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587E6U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 9x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 2x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587E2U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 9x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 4x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587E4U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 18x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 1x 0.5m SAS cable 4587E5U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 18x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 2x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587E1U
D1224 SFF Chassis, Dual 3-port ESMs, 18x 1.2TB 10K HDDs, 4x 400GB SSDs, 4x 0.5m SAS cables 4587E3U

For details about supported drives, adapters, and cables for the Lenovo Storage D1212 and D1224, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/lp0512

External storage systems

The following table lists the external storage systems that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used with the RD550 in IT solutions.

Table 31. External storage systems
Description Part number
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Storage (SAS connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4599A41*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4599A4C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4599A4J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4599A21*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4599A2C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4599A2J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4617A41*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4617A4C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4617A4J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4617A21*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4617A2C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4617A2J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4619A21*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4619A2C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4619A2J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Storage (iSCSI or FC connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4599A31*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4599A3C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4599A3J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4599A11*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4599A1C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4599A1J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4617A31*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4617A3C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4617A3J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4617A11*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4617A1C^
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4617A1J**
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4619A11*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4619A1C^
Lenovo Storage V Series (SAS [except V7000], iSCSI, or FC connectivity)
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 LFF Control Enclosure 6535C1D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 LFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller) 6535EC1
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 SFF Control Enclosure 6535C2D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 SFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller) 6535EC2
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP LFF Control Enclosure 6535C3D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP LFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller) 6535EC3
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP SFF Control Enclosure 6535C4D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP SFF Control Enclosure (TopSeller) 6535EC4
Lenovo Storage V5030 LFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S 6536C12
Lenovo Storage V5030 LFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S 6536C32
Lenovo Storage V5030 SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S 6536C22
Lenovo Storage V5030 SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S 6536C42
Lenovo Storage V5030F SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S 6536B1F
Lenovo Storage V5030F SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S 6536B2F
Lenovo Storage V7000 SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S PRC 6538R11^
Lenovo Storage V7000 SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S PRC 6538R21^
Lenovo Storage V7000F SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S PRC 6538R1G^
Lenovo Storage V7000F SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S PRC 6538R2G^
IBM Storwize for Lenovo (SAS [except V7000], iSCSI, or FC connectivity)
IBM Storwize V3500 3.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit 6096CU2^
IBM Storwize V3500 2.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit 6096CU3^
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 3YR SWMA 6195C32†
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 3YR SWMA, LA 6195C3L‡
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 5YR SWMA 6195C52†
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 5YR SWMA, LA 6195C5L‡
Lenovo Storage DX8200 Series (NAS or iSCSI connectivity; optional FC connectivity)
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Entry, 4TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135A3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Entry, 4TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135J3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Entry, 4TB, 5yr SW S&S 51351Wx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Mid, 16TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135B3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Mid, 16TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135L3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization Mid, 16TB, 5yr SW S&S 51352Wx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization High, 64TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135C3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization High, 64TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135M3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D Storage Virtualization High, 64TB, 5yr SW S&S 51353Wx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135D3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135N3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 5yr SW S&S 51354Wx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Mid, 16TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135F3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Mid, 16TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135P3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Mid, 16TB, 5yr SW S&S 51355Wx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN High, 32TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135G3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN High, 32TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135Q3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN High, 32TB, 5yr SW S&S 51356Wx#
Lenovo Storage DX8200N with 1x N2226 HBA (Requires a supported external drive enclosure) 5128C1x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200N with 2x N2226 HBAs (Requires a supported external drive enclosure) 5128C2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200C Series (S3 cloud storage)
Lenovo Storage DX8200C 56TB (14x 4TB HDDs) with Cloudian HyperStore - 3yr HW/SW S&S 5120D1x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200C 84TB (14x 6TB HDDs) with Cloudian HyperStore - 3yr HW/SW S&S 5120D2x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200C 112TB (14x 8TB HDDs) with Cloudian HyperStore - 3yr HW/SW S&S 5120D3x#
Lenovo Storage DX8200C 140TB (14x 10TB HDDs) with Cloudian HyperStore - 3yr HW/SW S&S 5120D4x#

* Available worldwide (except China and Japan).
^ Available only in China.
** Available only in Japan.
† Available worldwide except Latin America.
‡ Available only in Latin America.
# x represents a geo-specific letter (for example: U = North America, G = EMEA). Ask a Lenovo representative for specifics.

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the following categories:

External backup units

The following table lists the backup units that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in RD550 solutions.

Table 32. External backup options
Description Part number
External RDX unit
ThinkServer External RDX Tape Drive 4XF0G88929
RDX cartridges
ThinkServer 1TB 3Gbps RDX Cartridge 4XB0F28660
ThinkServer 1.5TB 3Gbps RDX Cartridge 4XB0F28659
ThinkServer 2TB SATA 3Gbps RDX Cartridge 4XB0G88711
External SAS tape backup drives
IBM TS2250 Tape Drive Model H5S 6160S5E
IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S 6160S6E
IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S 6160S7E
External SAS tape backup autoloaders
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO5 HH SAS 6171S5R
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO6 HH SAS 6171S6R
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO7 HH SAS 6171S7R
External tape backup libraries
IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U 61732UL
IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U 61734UL
Fibre Channel tape backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive 00NA107
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High Fibre Drive Sled 00NA113
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Fibre Channel Drive 00NA115
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High Fibre Drive Sled 00NA119
6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Fibre Channel Drive 00WF765
6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Half High Fibre Drive Sled 00WF769
SAS tape backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled 00NA109
6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High SAS Drive Sled 00NA111
6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High SAS Drive Sled 00NA117
6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Half High SAS Drive Sled 00WF767

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Backup Units category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/backup

Ethernet LAN switches

The following table lists the Ethernet LAN switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the RD550 server in IT solutions.

Table 33. Ethernet LAN switches
Description Part number
1 Gb Ethernet switches
Juniper EX2300-C PoE Switch 7165H1X
Juniper EX2300-24p PoE Switch 7165H2X
Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front) 7159BAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front) 7159CAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front) 7159G52
10 Gb Ethernet switches
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159A1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159B1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159C1X
Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front) 7159BR6
Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 (Rear to Front) 7159G64
Lenovo RackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front) 7159DRX
Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front) 7159CRW
Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front) 7159GR6
25 Gb Ethernet switches
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159E1X
40 Gb Ethernet switches
Lenovo RackSwitch G8332 (Rear to Front) 7159BRX
100 Gb Ethernet switches
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159D1X

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Top-of-rack Switches category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/switches#rt=product-guide

Fibre Channel SAN switches

The following table lists currently available Fibre Channel SAN switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the RD550 in IT solutions.

Table 34. Fibre Channel SAN switches
Description Part number
8 Gb FC
Lenovo B300, 8 ports activated, 8x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 3873AR3
Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated, 12x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 3873AR4
Lenovo B6510, 24 ports activated, 24x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit 3873BR2
16 Gb FC
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports activated, 8x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 6559D2Y
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 24 ports activated, 24x 16Gb SWL SFP, Enterprise SW, 1 PS, Rail Kit 6559D1Y
Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 3873AR5
Lenovo B6510, 24 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit 3873BR3
32 Gb FC
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports activated, 1 PS, Rail Kit 6559D3Y
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 24 Ports Activated, 24x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit 6415G11
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 48 Ports Activated, 48x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit 6415G2A
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB400D 32Gb FC Director, up to 192 ports, 8U, Enterprise SW 6684B2A
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB800D 32Gb FC Director, up to 384 ports, 14U, Enterprise SW 6682B1A

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack SAN Switches category:
http://lenovopress.com/storage/switches/rack#rt=product-guide

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the rack cabinets that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in RD550 solutions.

Table 35. Rack cabinets
Description Part number
25U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072RX
25U Static S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072PX
42U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 6 sidewall compartments) 93074RX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634PX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Expansion Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634EX
42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93604PX
42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93614PX
42U Enterprise Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084PX
42U Enterprise Expansion Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084EX

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack cabinets category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/racks

KVM switches and consoles

The following table lists the KVM switches and consoles that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in RD550 solutions.

Table 36. KVM switch and console options
Description Part number
Consoles
1U 18.5" Standard Console (without keyboard) 17238BX
Console keyboards
Lenovo UltraNav Keyboard USB - US Eng 00MW310
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Arabic 253 RoHS v2 46W6713
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Belg/UK 120 RoHS v2 46W6714
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Chinese/US 467 RoHS v2 46W6715
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Czech 489 RoHS v2 46W6716
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Danish 159 RoHS v2 46W6717
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Dutch 143 RoHS v2 46W6718
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - French 189 RoHS v2 46W6719
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Fr/Canada 445 RoHS v2 46W6720
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - German 129 RoHS v2 46W6721
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Greek 219 RoHS v2 46W6722
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hebrew 212 RoHS v2 46W6723
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hungarian 208 RoHS v2 46W6724
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Italian 141 RoHS v2 46W6725
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Japanese 194 RoHS v2 46W6726
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Korean 413 RoHS v2 46W6727
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - LA Span 171 RoHS v2 46W6728
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Norwegian 155 RoHS v2 46W6729
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Polish 214 RoHS v2 46W6730
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Portugese 163 RoHS v2 46W6731
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Russian 441 RoHS v2 46W6732
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovak 245 RoHS v2 46W6733
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Spanish 172 RoHS v2 46W6734
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swed/Finn 153 RoHS v2 46W6735
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swiss F/G 150 RoHS v2 46W6736
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Thai 191 RoHS v2 46W6737
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Turkish 179 RoHS v2 46W6738
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - UK Eng 166 RoHS v2 46W6739
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - US Euro 103P RoHS v2 46W6740
Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovenian 234 RoHS v2 46W6741
Console switches
Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32) 1754D2X
Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16) 1754D1X
Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16) 1754A2X
Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8) 1754A1X
Console cables
Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO) 43V6147
USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO) 39M2895
Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2) 46M5383
Serial Conversion Option (SCO) 46M5382

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the KVM Switches and Consoles category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/kvm

Power distribution units

The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in RD550 solutions.

Table 37. Power distribution units
Description Part number
0U Basic PDUs
0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord 00YJ776
0U 36 C13/6 C19 32A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with IEC60309 332P6 line cord 00YJ777
0U 21 C13/12 C19 32A/200-240V/346-415V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 532P6 line cord 00YJ778
0U 21 C13/12 C19 48A/200-240V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 460P9 line cord 00YJ779
Switched and Monitored PDUs
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 24A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ NEMA L6-30P line cord 00YJ781
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 332P6 line cord 00YJ780
0U 18 C13/6 C19 Switched / Monitored 32A/200-240V/346-415V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 532P6 cord 00YJ782
0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched and Monitored 48A/200-240V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 460P9 line cord 00YJ783
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord) 46M4002
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3Ph PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd cord 46M4003
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord) 46M4004
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord 46M4005
Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module (without line cord) 71762NX
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3ph with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord 71763NU
C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
DPI C13 Enterprise PDU+ (without line cord) 39M2816
DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU (without line cord) 39Y8941
C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU (without line cord) 39Y8948
DPI 60A 3 Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC 309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord 39Y8923
Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
DPI 30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P line cord 39Y8938
DPI 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord 39Y8939
DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8934
DPI 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8940
DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8935
Universal PDUs (7x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
DPI Universal 7 C13 PDU (with 2 m IEC 320-C19 to C20 rack power cord) 00YE443
NEMA PDUs (6x NEMA 5-15R outlets)
DPI 100-127V PDU with fixed NEMA L5-15P line cord 39Y8905
Line cords for PDUs that ship without a line cord
DPI 30a Line Cord (NEMA L6-30P) 40K9614
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9612
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 3P+N+G) 40K9611
DPI 60a Cord (IEC 309 2P+G) 40K9615
DPI 63a Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9613
DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord (32A) 40K9617
DPI Korean 8305 Line Cord (30A) 40K9618

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power Distribution Units category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu

Uninterruptible power supply units

The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in RD550 solutions.

Table 38. Uninterruptible power supply units
Description Part number
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) 55941AX
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55941KX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) 55942AX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55942KX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) 55943AX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55943KX
RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55945KX
RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55946KX
RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55948KX
RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55949KX
RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) 55948PX
RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) 55949PX

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Uninterruptible Power Supply Units category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ups

Lenovo Financial Services

Lenovo Financial Services reinforces Lenovo’s commitment to deliver pioneering products and services that are recognized for their quality, excellence, and trustworthiness. Lenovo Financial Services offers financing solutions and services that complement your technology solution anywhere in the world.

We are dedicated to delivering a positive finance experience for customers like you who want to maximize your purchase power by obtaining the technology you need today, protect against technology obsolescence, and preserve your capital for other uses.

We work with businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and educational institutions to finance their entire technology solution. We focus on making it easy to do business with us. Our highly experienced team of finance professionals operates in a work culture that emphasizes the importance of providing outstanding customer service. Our systems, processes and flexible policies support our goal of providing customers with a positive experience.

We finance your entire solution. Unlike others, we allow you to bundle everything you need from hardware and software to service contracts, installation costs, training fees, and sales tax. If you decide weeks or months later to add to your solution, we can consolidate everything into a single invoice.

Our Premier Client services provide large accounts with special handling services to ensure these complex transactions are serviced properly. As a premier client, you have a dedicated finance specialist who manages your account through its life, from first invoice through asset return or purchase. This specialist develops an in-depth understanding of your invoice and payment requirements. For you, this dedication provides a high-quality, easy, and positive financing experience.

For your region specific offers please ask your Lenovo sales representative or your technology provider about the use of Lenovo Financial Services. For more information, see the following Lenovo website:
http://www.lenovofs.com

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Trademarks

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The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both:
AnyBay®
AnyFabric®
AnyRAID®
Flex System
Lenovo Services
Lenovo®
RackSwitch
System x®
ThinkPad®
ThinkServer®
ThinkSystem
TopSeller
UltraNav®
XClarity®

The following terms are trademarks of other companies:

Intel® and Xeon® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Linux® is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

BitLocker®, Hyper-V®, Microsoft®, PowerShell, Windows PowerShell®, Windows Server®, and Windows® are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.