Reference Architecture for Workloads using Lenovo ThinkAgile HX SeriesReference Architecture

25 Sep 2019
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This document describes the reference architecture (RA) for different workloads using the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series appliances and certified nodes. 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.

Table of Contents

Technical overview of appliances
Deployment Models
Citrix XenDesktop
Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft SQL Server
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
SAP Business Applications
VMware Horizon
VMware vCloud Suite

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Change History

Changes in the September 25 update:

  • Updated the SAP HANA chapter to include HX332x and HX752x models based on Intel Xeon SP 1.Gen processors
  • Added HX7820 SSD Only descriptions to SAP HANA section
  • Removed requirement for Mellanox ConnectX Adapters with SAP HANA