Reference Architecture for Workloads using the Lenovo Converged HX Series Nutanix AppliancesReference Architecture (withdrawn product)

20 Jun 2017
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This document describes the reference architecture (RA) for different workloads using the Lenovo Converged HX Series Nutanix appliances. The intended audience for this document is technical IT architects, system administrators, and managers who are interested in executing workloads on these appliances. The RA provides a technical overview of the appliances and explains why the combination of Lenovo servers and Nutanix software provides best of breed system performance and reliability. The RA contains one chapter per workload which describes the workload components, performance recommendations, and deployment best practices.

Withdrawn: This reference architecture is now withdrawn. The replacement is Reference Architecture for Workloads using Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Technical overview of HX Series appliances
  3. Citrix XenDesktop
  4. Microsoft Exchange
  5. Microsoft SQL Server
  6. SAP Business Suite
  7. VMware Horizon

Change History

Changes in the June 20 update:

  • Added a chapter to describe SMB and rack-scale deployment models.

  • Removed configurations based on the older Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 (Haswell) processors