Lenovo ThinkAgile SX2200NProduct Guide

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21 Mar 2017
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LP0598
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Abstract

Lenovo ThinkAgile SX2200N delivers a pre-integrated, easy-to-deploy rack-level solution that dramatically reduces time-to-value and total cost of ownership (TCO). The solution is based on Lenovo Converged HX3310 appliances that combine industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix with Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the Lenovo ThinkAgile SX2200N, 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 Lenovo ThinkAgile SX2200N and consider its use in IT solutions.

Product availability: ThinkAgile SX2200N is available only in China.

Change History

Changes in the March 21 update:

  • Removed single-phase PDUs
  • Removed Lenovo XClarity Integrators

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkAgile SX2200N delivers a pre-integrated, easy-to-deploy rack-level solution that dramatically reduces time-to-value and total cost of ownership (TCO). The solution is based on Lenovo Converged HX3310 appliances that combine industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix with Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family.

ThinkAgile SX2200N integrates computing, storage, networking, and management, and the solution is pre-tested, factory configured, and is delivered ready to go. Starting with as few as four nodes to keep your acquisition costs down, the ThinkAgile SX2200N is capable of immense scalability as your needs grow.

Lenovo ThinkAgile SX2200N
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkAgile SX2200N

Suggested workloads for the ThinkAgile SX2200N include virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), server virtualization, private/hybrid clouds, enterprise applications, and databases.

Did you know?

The ThinkAgile SX2200N is built on Lenovo Converged HX3310 appliances that feature enterprise-class reliability, management, and security, and they deliver the industry’s most feature-rich hyperconverged infrastructure to enterprise datacenters.

The ThinkAgile SX2200N ships fully integrated into a rack cabinet, tested, configured, and ready to be plugged in and turned on; it is designed to integrate into an existing infrastructure effortlessly, to dramatically accelerate time to value and reduce infrastructure maintenance costs.

Lenovo provides a single point of contact for supporting the entire ThinkAgile SX2200N solution with the nodes, networking, and software components, for quicker problem determination and minimized downtime.

Key features

Lenovo ThinkAgile SX2200N integrates computing, storage, networking, and management, and is designed with industry-standard building blocks, including hyperconverged Nutanix appliances that are built on powerful and highly reliable Lenovo servers, RackSwitch networking, and software for managing the infrastructure as a single system.

Lenovo ThinkAgile SX2200N offers the following key features:

  • Scalable ThinkAgile SX2200N configurations of a complete on-premises hyperconverged platform designed to optimize your workload’s performance to provide the IT agility your business demands.
  • Factory-integrated, pre-configured ready-to-go solution that is delivered in a rack with all the hardware you need for your workloads: servers, storage, and network switches, plus essential software tools.
  • Designed for effortless integration into existing infrastructures, thereby reducing deployment time and saving money.
  • Lenovo deployment services that are included with the solution help get customers up and running quickly by allowing to begin deploying workloads in hours — not weeks — and realize substantial savings.
  • Proven and reliable Converged HX3310 appliances featuring Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family provide compute power for a variety of workloads and applications.
  • The HX3310 appliances deliver enterprise data storage as an on-demand service by employing highly distributed software architecture to provide a rich set of software-defined services that are entirely VM-centric, including snapshots, high availability, disaster recovery, deduplication and more.
    • Nutanix software offers a natively integrated solution for data protection and continuous availability at VM granularity and gives administrators an affordable range of options to meet the recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) for different applications.
    • The Nutanix platform is fault resistant, with no single point of failure and no bottlenecks with shared-nothing architecture, where all data, metadata and services are distributed to all nodes within the cluster, and is built to detect, isolate and recover from failures anywhere in the system.
    • The Nutanix platform combines web-scale capabilities with an intuitive user-centric management experience to simplify every aspect of the IT infrastructure lifecycle and provide a single pane of glass to monitor and control Nutanix clusters, with simplified workflows and rich automation for common administrative tasks.
    • Nutanix software combines powerful features, such as two-factor authentication and data-at-rest encryption, with a security development lifecycle that is integrated into product development to help customers meet the most stringent security requirements.
  • Lenovo RackSwitch switches deliver exceptional performance and low latency, along with cost savings, and are designed to perform seamlessly with other vendors' upstream switches.
  • Powerful tools to manage both hardware and applications that come integrated into the ThinkAgile SX2200N solution simplify and automate the management of the entire solution, allowing you to manage the infrastructure as a single system, rather than as individual components.
  • Enables you to centrally manage virtual and physical resource pools, eliminate planned and unplanned workload downtime related to physical hosts, and avoid disruption and wasted time with predictive analytics across the application-to-infrastructure topology, for a more efficient data center and increased productivity.
  • All the components of the solution are available through Lenovo, which provides a single point of contact for all support issues that you might encounter with the server, networking, storage, and software used in the solution, for quicker problem determination and minimized downtime.

Components

The front and rear views of the ThinkAgile SX2200N 42U are shown in the following figure.

ThinkAgile SX2200N 42U front and rear views
Figure 2. ThinkAgile SX2200N 42U front and rear views

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile SX2200N.

Table 1. ThinkAgile SX2200N system specifications
Component Specification
Form factor 42U Rack cabinet (9565-RC9)
Dimensions Height: 2009 mm; width: 600 mm; depth: 1096 mm
Total rack load capacity 953 kg
Maximum rack weight 1127 kg
AC power distribution
  • 4x 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3-Ph PDU (IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord); or
  • 4x 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A 3-Ph PDU (IEC 309 3P+N+G line cord)
IEC 320-C13 to C14 AC power cables for connecting all the equipment in a rack to PDUs are included.
Hardware warranty Three-year or five-year customer-replaceable unit and Technician Installed Parts limited warranty with selectable service levels: 9x5 next business day (NBD), 24x7x4, and 24x7x2. Optional 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions.
Software licenses Lenovo XClarity Pro 3-year software and support license is included. Nutanix Acropolis Pro or Ultimate edition software (selectable). VMware vSphere 6 Standard and vCenter Server 6 Standard 3-year software and subscription licenses can be ordered, if required. 
Management software Lenovo XClarity Administrator, Nutanix Prism, VMware vCenter (if selected).
Nodes
Base model Lenovo Converged HX3310 (8693-AD2)
Quantity 4 - 16
Processor Two processors of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family:
  • Up to 22 cores (2.2 GHz core speeds)
  • Up to 2.4 GHz core speeds (14 cores)
  • Two QPI links up to 9.6 GT/s each
  • Up to 55 MB cache
  • Up to 2400 MHz memory speed
Memory 24 DIMM sockets with support for 8, 16, or 32 TruDDR4 RDIMMs (16 GB and 32 GB) or LRDIMMs (64 GB). Memory speed up to 2400 MHz. ECC and Chipkill memory protection.
Memory capacity Up to 1536 GB with 24x 64 GB LRDIMMs.
Drive bays 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap
Storage capacity Up to 12 TB (HDD) + 3.2 TB (SSD)
Storage controller 1x N2215 HBA (non-RAID) (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA)
Boot drive 1x Embedded 64 GB SSD (6 Gbps SATA DOM) connected to the onboard SATA controller.
Network interfaces
  • One or two dual-port 10 GbE SFP+ (Intel X520) adapters connected to the VM/storage network with SFP+ DAC cables included.
  • 4x 1 GbE ports (RJ-45) (not used).
  • 1x 1 GbE dedicated IMM management port (RJ-45) connected to the management network with one UTP Category 5E cable included.
Ports
  • Front: 2x USB 2.0 and 1x DB-15 VGA.
  • Rear: 2x USB 3.0 and 1x DB-15 VGA.
I/O expansion slots Four slots:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile, half-length (for the first 10 GbE network adapter)
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile, half-length (for the second 10 GbE network adapter)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile, half-length (not used)
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8 (dedicated for an internal storage controller)
Management features Integrated Management Module II (IMM2.1) with Advanced Upgrade for remote presence (graphics, keyboard and mouse, virtual media), predictive alerts, light path diagnostics.
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or 2.0 (configurable UEFI setting).
Video Matrox G200eR2 with 16 MB memory integrated into the IMM2.1. Maximum resolution is 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors.
Cooling Calibrated Vectored Cooling with seven redundant hot-swap system fans; dual fan zones with N+1 fan redundancy.
Power supplies Two redundant hot-swap 900 W High Efficiency Platinum AC power supplies.
Hypervisor
  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (default factory preload).
  • VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3, 6.0 Update 1, or 6.0 Update 2 (optional factory preload).
  • Optional support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition (Hyper-V) (field-installable option only).
Networking
Management network 2x RackSwitch G8052 Gigabit Ethernet switches (7159-HCQ), each with 48x 1 GbE RJ-45 ports and 4x SFP/SFP+ uplink ports.
VM/storage network 2x RackSwitch G8272 10 Gb Ethernet switches (7159-HCR), each with 48x 10 GbE SFP/SFP+ and 6x 40 GbE QSFP+ ports.
VM network uplinks Per RackSwitch G8272:
  • 2x 10 GbE upstream VLAG connections with SFP+ SR transceivers and 5 m LC-LC OM3 MMF cables included
  • 2x Optional transceivers:
    • 10 GbE SR or LR SFP+
    • 1/10 GbE SX/SR SFP+
    • 1 GbE SX, LX, or RJ-45 SFP
Management interfaces
  • G8052: In-band management
  • G8272: 1x 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet
Software features
  • G8052:
    Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, VLANs, VLAN tagging, spanning tree, link aggregation, Hot Links, Layer 2 failover, VRRP, QoS, IP v4/v6 management and routing.
  • G8272:
    Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, VLANs, VLAN tagging, spanning tree, link aggregation, Hot Links, Layer 2 failover,  VRRP, QoS, CEE, IP v4/v6 management and routing.
Cooling
  • G8052: Three 2+1 redundant hot-swap fans.
  • G8272: Four 3+1 redundant hot-swap fans.
Power supplies
  • G7052: Two redundant hot-swap 450 W AC
  • G8272: Two redundant hot-swap 460 W AC

Models

Factory-integrated models of the ThinkAgile SX2200N are configured by using the Data Center Advisor and Configurator Tool (DCACT):
http://lesc.lenovo.com

Product availability: ThinkAgile SX2200N is available only in China.

Note: You are required to engage a Lenovo representative in the project that includes the ThinkAgile SX2200N.

The configuration process includes the following steps:

  • SX2200N model selection (42U rack cabinet)
  • Power distribution infrastructure selection
    • 208 V AC three-phase
    • 380-415 V AC three-phase
  • Node configuration
    • Processor model
    • Memory capacity
    • Storage capacity
    • Node quantity

      Note: During the configuration process, you are adding components to the nodes according to the output from the Nutanix Sizer tool:
      http://services.nutanix.com

  • Networking selection
    • Switch models are derived
  • Software selection
    • Lenovo XClarity Pro 3-year software and support license is included.
    • Hypervisor selection
      • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) (selected by default)
      • VMware vSphere (ESXi) (optional)
    • Nutanix software edition
      • Pro (selected by default)
      • Ultimate
  • Warranty selection
    • 3-year or 5-year CRU limited warranty with Technician Installed Parts.
    • Next business day or 4-hour response time target
    • Optional upgrades: 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions

The following sections provide details for each configuration step.

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the base model of the ThinkAgile SX2200N rack cabinet.

Table 2. Base model of the ThinkAgile SX2200N rack cabinet
Description Machine Type-Model Feature code
ThinkAgile SX2200N 42U Rack 9565-RC9 AVHL

Configuration note: 1U and 3U Filler panels will be derived based on the number of nodes selected.

Power distribution

Power distribution units (PDUs) are used to distribute power from an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) or utility power to the equipment within the ThinkAgile SX2200N rack cabinet and to provide fault-tolerant power redundancy for high availability.

Each ThinkAgile SX2200N node, management network switch, and VM/storage network switch has two redundant power supplies, and each of two power supplies is connected to a separate PDU to support topologies with redundant AC power sources.

The power distribution topology is illustrated in the following figure.

Power distribution topology
Figure 3. Power distribution topology

The following table lists the power distribution units for the ThinkAgile SX2200N rack cabinet.

Table 3. Power distribution units
Description Feature code Quantity*
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A/208V 3-Phase PDU 5895 2 / 4
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A/380-415V 3-Phase PDU 5912 2 / 4

* The PDU quantity shown is for 4 - 8 nodes / 9 - 16 nodes.

Configuration notes:

  • Only one type of PDUs is supported within the ThinkAgile SX2200N rack cabinet; different PDU types cannot be mixed within the rack.
  • Power cables are derived based on the number of nodes selected.

The following table summarizes the PDU specifications.

Table 4. PDU specifications
Feature Monitored PDU
(208 V AC)
Monitored PDU
(380-415 V AC)
Feature code 5895 5912
Phase Three-phase Three-phase
Voltage 208 V AC 380-415 V AC
Line cord input amperage 60 A 32 A
Line cord input connector  1x IEC 309 3P+GND 1x IEC 309 3P+N+G
Output connectors 12x IEC 320-C13 12x IEC 320-C13
Management interface 10/100 Mb Ethernet 10/100 Mb Ethernet

Nodes

The ThinkAgile SN2200N uses the Lenovo Converged HX3310 nodes. 

The HX3310 is a 1U hyperconverged appliance from Lenovo that combines industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix with Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family.

The following table lists the base configuration of the HX3310 for ThinkAgile SX.

Table 5. HX3310 base configuration
Machine
Type-
Model
Intel Xeon
processor
Memory
(min / max)
Storage
controller
Drives Boot
drive
10 GbE ports
(min / max)
Power
supply
8693-AD2 2x E5-2600 v4* 128 GB /
1536 GB**
1x N2215 6x 2.5" HDDs
2x 2.5" SSDs
Embedded
64 GB SATA SSD
(for hypervisor)
2 / 4 2x 950W HS

* Processor model is selectable (See Processors).
** Memory capacity is configurable (See Memory).

Processors

The HX3310 for ThinkAgile SX requires two processors of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family. The following table lists the specifications of the processors that are available for the HX3310.

Table 6. 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
E5-2620 v4 2.1 / 3 GHz 8 / 16 20 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
E5-2650 v4 2.2 / 2.9 GHz 12 / 24 30 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 105 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
E5-2697 v4 2.3 / 3.6 GHz 18 / 36 45 MB 2400 MHz 9.6 GT/s 145 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

The following table lists feature codes of the supported processors.

Table 7. Processor feature codes
Description Feature codes*
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v4 8C 2.1GHz 20MB Cache 2133MHz 85W ATLV / ATMK
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630 v4 10C 2.2GHz 25MB Cache 2133MHz 85W ATLW / ATML
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v4 12C 2.2GHz 30MB Cache 2400MHz 105W ATLY / ATMN
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v4 14C 2.4GHz 35MB Cache 2400MHz 120W ATM3 / ATMU
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v4 18C 2.3GHz 45MB Cache 2400MHz 145W ATLS / ATMT
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699 v4 22C 2.2GHz 55MB Cache 2400MHz 145W ATM0 / ATMQ

* The first feature code is for the first processor; the second feature code is for the second processor.

Memory

The HX3310 for ThinkAgile SX Series supports up to 24 DIMMs of TruDDR4 memory. Each processor has four memory channels, and there are three DIMMs per channel.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

  • ECC
  • Chipkill

The following table lists the memory options that are available for selection.

Table 8. Memory options
Selection option Description Feature code Quantity
RDIMMs
128 GB 16GB TruDDR4 (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM ATCA 8
256 GB 32GB TruDDR4 (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM ATCB 8
384 GB 16GB TruDDR4 (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM ATCA 24
512 GB 32GB TruDDR4 (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM ATCB 16
768 GB 32GB TruDDR4 (2Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-19200 CL17 2400MHz LP RDIMM ATCB 24
LRDIMMs
1024 GB 64GB TruDDR4 (4Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-19200 PC4 2400MHz LP LRDIMM ATGG 16
1536 GB 64GB TruDDR4 (4Rx4, 1.2V) PC4-19200 PC4 2400MHz LP LRDIMM ATGG 24

Lenovo engineering tested and validated system designs that support memory speeds beyond Intel memory specifications, which provides benefits for workloads that require memory speed and density. The following table lists supported memory configurations and maximum operating speeds for the HX3310 appliances.

Note: Cells highlighted with a gray background indicate when the number of DIMMs per channel allows the DIMMs to operate faster than Intel specifications define, while still maintaining world-class reliability.

Table 9. HX3310 maximum memory speeds
Memory
capacity
DIMMs per
channel
Maximum memory speed
2133 MHz memory controller
(E5-2620 v4, E5-2630 v4)
2400 MHz memory controller
(E5-2650 v4, E5-2680 v4, E5-2697 v4, E5-2699 v4)
RDIMMs
128 GB 1 2133 MHz 2400 MHz
256 GB 1 2133 MHz 2400 MHz
384 GB 3 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
512 GB 2 2133 MHz 2400 MHz
768 GB 3 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
LRDIMMs
1024 GB 2 2133 MHz 2400 MHz
1536 GB 3 2133 MHz 2133 MHz

Internal storage

The HX3310 appliance supports the internal drive bay configurations listed in the following table.

Table 10. Internal drive bay configurations
Model Hot-swap front drive bays (main storage) Hypervisor boot drive
Quantity, form factor, drive types Storage
controller
Quantity, form factor,
drive type
Storage
controller
HX3310 8x 2.5-inch:
6x NL SATA HDDs + 2x SATA SSDs
1x N2215 1x Embedded 64 GB SSD
(6 Gbps SATA DOM)
Onboard
6 Gbps SATA

The following table lists the hard drive options that are available for selection.

Table 11. Hard drive options
Selection option Description Feature code Quantity
Hard drives without encryption
6 TB 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD A4TX 6
12 TB 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD AT81 6
Self-encrypting hard drives
12 TB 2TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 2.5'' G3HS 512e FIPS 140-2 SED AUCF 6

The following table lists the solid-state drive options that are available for selection.

Table 12. Solid-state drive options
Selection option Description Feature code Quantity
Solid-state drives without encryption
960 GB Intel S3610 480GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD AU3C 2
1600 GB Intel S3610 800GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD AU3D 2
2400 GB Intel S3610 1.2TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD AU3E 2
3200 GB Intel S3610 1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD AU3F 2
Self-encrypting solid-state drives
800 GB HGST SSC+ 400GB 12Gb SAS FIPS SED 3.5" Enterprise HS SSD AUCC 2
1600 GB HGST SSC+ 800GB 12Gb SAS FIPS SED 3.5" Enterprise HS SSD AUCD 2
3200 GB HGST SSC+ 1.6TB 12Gb SAS FIPS SED 3.5" Enterprise HS SSD AUCE 2

Note: Self-encrypting drives and drives without encryption (both HDDs and SSDs) cannot be intermixed in the same appliance, that is, all drives in the appliance (both HDDs and SSDs) should be either self-encrypting or without encryption.

Network connectivity

The HX3310 appliance provides two- or four-port 10 GbE network connectivity by selecting one or two Intel X520 adapters that provide two 10 GbE ports with SFP+ connectors each.

The following table lists the 10 GbE network adapter options that are available for selection.

Table 13. Network adapter options
Description Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter (SFP+ connectors) A2EC 1 / 2

The following table summarizes features of the 10 GbE network adapters.

Table 14. 10 GbE network adapter features and specifications summary
Feature X520
Form factor PCIe low profile
Controller chip Intel 82559
Host interface PCIe 2.0 x8
Port interface 10 GbE
Number of ports 2
Port connector SFP+
Port speeds 10 Gbps

Configuration note: All 10 GbE SFP+ DAC cables for the VM/storage network are derived based on the number of HX3310 nodes selected.

For more information about the Converged HX3310 appliances, refer to the Lenovo Press Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/lp0505

Networking

The ThinkAgile SX2200N uses Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 and G8272 switches to provide management and VM/storage network connectivity, respectively. Each network uses a pair of switches for availability and redundancy purposes.

Dedicated IMM management ports on the HX3310 nodes in the odd and even EIA rack locations, management ports on the G8272 VM/storage network switches, and management ports on the monitored PDUs on the different sides of the rack cabinet are connected to a pair of the G8052 management network switches. The management network is isolated, and the G8052 switches are connected to each other via two 10 GbE links configured in a link aggregation group (LAG).

10 GbE node ports on the dual-port adapters are connected to a pair of the G8272 VM/storage network switches. The switches are connected to each other via two 40 GbE links configured as a LAG. Each of two G8272 switches provides two 10 GbE uplinks that are configured in a virtual link aggregation group (vLAG) for upstream network integration. If required, the number of uplinks can be increased to four per switch. Data/storage network uplinks are 5 m MMF OM3 fiber optic cables with LC connectors.

The network connectivity topology is illustrated in the following figure.

Network connectivity topology
Figure 4. Network connectivity topology

The following table lists available switches.

Table 15. RackSwitch options for ThinkAgile SX2200N
Description Machine Type-Model Feature code Quantity
1 GbE management network
RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front) for ThinkAgile SX 7159-HCQ AVHM 2
10 GbE VM/storage network
RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front) for ThinkAgile SX 7159-HCR AVHN 2

The following table summarizes specifications of the RackSwitch switches for ThinkAgile SX.

Table 16. RackSwitch specifications summary
Feature G8052 G8272
Ports
  • 48x GbE RJ-45 fixed
  • 4x SFP/SFP+
  • 48x SFP/SFP+
  • 6x QSFP+
SFP+ types
  • 10 GbE SR or LR SFP+
  • 1/10 GbE SX/SR SFP+
  • 1 GbE SX, LX, or RJ-45 SFP
  • 10 GbE SR or LR SFP+
  • 1/10 GbE SX/SR SFP+
  • 1 GbE SX, LX, or RJ-45 SFP
Management ports In-band management 1x GbE RJ-45
Layer 2 switching Yes Yes
Layer 3 switching Yes Yes
VLANs Yes Yes
VLAN tagging Yes Yes
Link aggregation Yes Yes
Virtual link aggregation Yes Yes
Quality of Service Yes Yes
IPv4/IPv6 management Yes Yes
IPv4/IPv6 routing Yes Yes
Converged Enhanced Ethernet No Yes
Cooling 3x hot-swap fans (2+1 redundancy) 4x hot-swap fans (3+1 redundancy)
Power supplies 2x 450 W AC redundant hot-swap 2x 460 W AC redundant hot-swap

The following table lists SFP/SFP+ transceivers that are available for selection for the G8272 uplink ports.

Configuration note: All UTP Category 5E cables for the 1 GbE management network and 10 GbE SFP+ DAC cables for the VM/storage network are derived based on the number of HX3310 nodes selected.

Table 17. SFP/SFP+ transceiver selection options for the G8272
Description Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
10 GbE SFP+ transceivers
Dual Rate 1G/10GB SFP+ Transceiver ATTJ 0 / 2
SFP+ SR Transceiver 5053 2 / 4
SFP+ LR Transceiver A1PM 0 / 2
1 GbE SFP transceivers
1000Base-T (RJ-45) SFP Transceiver A5DL 0 / 2
SFP SX Transceiver 3269 0 / 2
SFP LX Transceiver A1PN 0 / 2

For more information about the RackSwitch switches, see the following Lenovo Press Product Guides:

Software

The ThinkAgile SX2200N includes the following software components:

  • Hypervisor
    • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) (default preload)
    • VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 U3, 6.0 U1, or 6.0 U2 (optional preload)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter Edition (Hyper-V) (field-installable only)
  • Nutanix Acropolis Pro or Ultimate Edition
  • VMware vCenter Server virtual appliance (if ESXi is selected)
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator with 3-year support and subscription
  • Nutanix Prism

Optionally, VMware vSphere 6 Standard and vCenter Server 6 Standard 3-year software and subscription licenses can be ordered, if required (see the following table for details).

Table 18. Optional VMware licenses
Description Part number Quantity
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 2 Processor Server Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA332 HX3310 qty*
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSphere 6 (Per Instance) Lic&3Yr Sub 01DA358 1

* The number of vSphere licenses is equal to the number of HX3310 selected.

Nutanix software

The HX3310 appliances can be configured with one of the Nutanix Software editions that are listed in the following table. The appropriate license can be downloaded from the Nutanix website to match the serial number of the appliance.

Table 19. Nutanix software options
Description Feature code Quantity
Nutanix Pro Edition (default selection) ATSH 1
Nutanix Ultimate Edition ATSJ 1

It is possible to upgrade a software edition after the installation by purchasing the software upgrade option listed in the following table.

Table 20. Nutanix software upgrade option
Description Part number Quantity
Nutanix SW Upgrade 01GU760 1

Configuration note: You should request a quote for this part number from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation and planned upgrade.

The Pro edition offers rich data services, along with resilience and management features. This edition is ideal for enterprises running multiple applications on a Nutanix cluster or with large-scale single workload deployments.

The Ultimate edition offers the full suite of Nutanix software capabilities to tackle complex infrastructure challenges. This edition is ideal for multi-site deployments.

The following table compares features of the Nutanix software editions.

Table 21. Nutanix software editions feature comparison
Feature Nutanix software edition
Pro Ultimate
Enterprise storage
Cluster size Unlimited Unlimited
Online cluster grow/shrink Yes Yes
Heterogeneous clusters Yes Yes
VM-centric snapshots and clones Yes Yes
Volume groups Yes Yes
Data tiering Yes Yes
Inline compression Yes Yes
Inline performance deduplication Yes Yes
MapReduce compression Yes Yes
MapReduce deduplication Yes Yes
Erasure Coding (EC-X) Yes Yes
VM Flash Mode (Pin to SSD) No Yes
Infrastructure resilience
Data path redundancy Yes Yes
Redundancy factor 2 or 3 (Tunable) 2 or 3 (Tunable)
Availability domains Yes Yes
Data protection
1-1 Replication and disaster recovery (DR) Yes Yes
Bi-directional replication and DR Yes Yes
VSS integration Yes Yes
Time Stream (Converged local backups) Yes Yes
Cloud Connect (Backup to public clouds) Yes Yes
Multiple site DR (1-to-many, many-to-1) No Yes
Metro availability No Yes
Security
Client authentication Yes Yes
Cluster lockdown Yes Yes
Data-at-rest encryption No Yes*
Management and analytics
Prism Element (Single-cluster management) Yes Yes
Prism Central (Multi-cluster management) Yes Yes
Pulse (Automated service agent) Yes Yes
Cluster health Yes Yes
One-click upgrades (Nutanix OS and Hypervisor) Yes Yes
Rest APIs Yes Yes
Virtualization
Built-in Acropolis Hypervisor Yes Yes
VMware vSphere support Yes Yes
Microsoft Hyper-V support Yes Yes
VM operations Yes Yes
Intelligent VM placement Yes Yes
Virtual network configuration Yes Yes
Host profiles Yes Yes
VM high availability Yes Yes

* Data-at-rest encryption requires self-encrypting drives (SEDs).

VMware vCenter Server

VMware vCenter Server offers the following key features:

  • Centralized management of virtualized hosts and virtual machines from a single console.
  • Centralized inventory of virtual machines, hosts, datastores and networks.
  • Alerts and notifications can trigger automated workflows to remedy and preempt problems.
  • Host profiles standardize and simplify configuration and management of VMware ESXi hosts.
  • Resource management for virtual machines allows to control allocation of processor, memory, disk and network resources.
  • Continuously monitors utilization across resource pools and intelligently allocates available resources among virtual machines according to predefined rules
  • Automatically restarts virtual machines that have failed without manual intervention with VMware vSphere HA.
  • Maintains records of significant configuration changes and exports reports for event tracking.
  • Patch management enforces compliance to patch standards through automated scanning and patching of online ESXi hosts and select Microsoft and Linux virtual machines.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator

Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers the following features for the ThinkAgile SX2200N:

  • Auto-discovery and monitoring of HX Series nodes and RackSwitch switches
  • Firmware updates and compliance enforcement
  • 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

Nutanix Prism

Nutanix Prism gives administrators a simple and elegant way to manage virtual environments. Powered by advanced data analytics and heuristics, Prism simplifies and streamlines common workflows within a datacenter eliminating the need to have disparate management solutions.

Nutanix Prism is a part of the Nutanix software preloaded on the appliances, and it includes the following components:

  • Prism Element (included in Pro and Ultimate Nutanix software editions): Provides ability to configure, manage, and monitor a Nutanix cluster.
  • Prism Central (included in Pro and Ultimate Nutanix software editions): Provides centralized management of multiple local and remote Nutanix clusters.
  • Prism Pro (Optional software license): Enables efficiency evaluation, capacity planning, expansion recommendations, custom dashboards, and advanced search capabilities.

Nutanix Prism offers the following features:

  • Single point of control
    • Accelerates enterprise-wide deployment
    • Manages capacity centrally
    • Adds nodes in minutes
    • Supports non-disruptive software upgrades with zero downtime
    • Integrates with REST APIs and PowerShell
  • Monitoring and alerting
    • Tracks infrastructure utilization (storage, processor, memory)
    • Centrally monitors multiple clusters across multiple sites
    • Monitors per-VM performance and resource usage
    • Checks system health
    • Generates alerts and notifications
  • Integrated data protection
    • Offers customizable RPO/RTO and retention policies
    • Supports configurable per-VM replication (1:1, 1:many and many:1)
    • Provides efficient VM recovery
    • Deploys affordable DR and backup to the cloud
  • Diagnostics and troubleshooting
    • Provides time-based historical views of VM activity
    • Performs proactive alert analysis
    • Correlates alerts and events to quickly diagnose issues
    • Generates actionable alerts and reduces resolution times
    • Analyzes trending patterns for accurate capacity planning

Installation services

The following Lenovo Professional Services are included with the ThinkAgile SX2200N solutions to get customers up and running quickly:

  • Conducting remote preparation and planning
  • Verifying firmware versions and performing firmware updates, if needed
  • Configuring network switches
  • Configuring IMM management settings
  • Configuring Nutanix
  • Configuring hypervisor settings
  • Configuring VMware vCenter Server and discovering hosts and storage
  • Configuring Lenovo XClarity network settings and performing discovery and inventory
  • Transferring knowledge
  • Developing post-installation documentation

Warranty

The ThinkAgile SX2200N can be configured with a three-year or five-year hardware warranty and software support with standard call center support and various levels of coverage with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

The following Lenovo warranty service levels are available for the ThinkAgile SX2200N:

  • Three or five years of 9x5 or 24x7 warranty service coverage
  • Technician installed parts from next business day to 4 hours
  • 1-year and 2-year post-warranty extensions

The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.

Table 22. Warranty service definitions
Term Description
Technician Installed Parts If a problem with your product cannot be resolved via telephone, a Service Technician will be dispatched to arrive at your location.
Hours of coverage
  • 9x5: 9 hours per day, 5 days per week, during normal business hours, excluding local public and national holidays
  • 24x7: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
Response time target 4 hours or Next Business Day: The time period from when the telephone based troubleshooting is completed and logged, to the delivery of the CRU or arrival of a Service Technician and part at the Customer’s location for repair.

The ThinkAgile SX2200N also includes a three-year or five-year Nutanix software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected hardware warranty period) that entitles you to submit service requests to troubleshoot Nutanix software issues and receive code updates, including fixes, patches, and new software releases.

The Lenovo local support centers perform problem determination and resolution for hardware-related issues and escalate to Nutanix, on behalf of the customer, for software-related problem determination. Nutanix will contact the customer and will own the software-related problem resolution until closure.

Software support that is provided by Nutanix includes 24x7 phone and web coverage with the following target response times (priorities are assigned by Nutanix based on the impact on productivity):

  • Priority 1 (Emergency: Productivity halted): 2 hours
  • Priority 2 (Critical: Significant impact on productivity): 4 hours
  • Priority 3 (Normal: Minimal impact on productivity): 8 hours (by next business day)

Physical specifications

The ThinkAgile SX2200N has the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 2009 mm (79.1 in)
  • Width: 600 mm (23.6 in)
  • Depth: 1096 mm (43.1 in)
  • Total rack load capacity: 953 kg (2101 lb)
  • Total rack weight (maximum): 1127 kg (2484.6 lb)

Operating environment

The ThinkAgile SX2200N is supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature: 5 °C - 40 °C (41 °F - 104 °F)
  • Humidity: 10% to 85% (non-condensing)
  • Power load (rated maximum):
    • SX2200N (fully configured solution): 17760 W
    • Solution components:
      • HX3310: 1040 W
      • G8052: 200 W
      • G8272: 360 W
  • Heat output (maximum):
    • SX2200N (fully configured solution): 60182 BTU/hour
    • Solution components:
      • HX3310: 3548 BTU/hour
      • G8052: 683 BTU/hour
      • G8272: 1024 BTU/hour

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