Lenovo ThinkAgile HX2320-E ApplianceProduct Guide

Abstract

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series appliances are designed to help you simplify IT infrastructure, reduce costs, and accelerate time to value. These hyperconverged appliances from Lenovo combine industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix with Lenovo enterprise platforms.

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances deliver the industry’s most feature-rich hyperconverged infrastructure to enterprise datacenters. Nutanix brings the benefits of web-scale technologies to enterprise applications through enterprise storage, data protection, infrastructure resilience, management and analytics, and security.

This product guide provides essential technical and pre-sales information on the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX2320-E appliance, 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 ThinkAgile HX2320-E appliance and consider its use in IT solutions.

The ThinkAgile HX2720-E appliance is described in the following product guide:

Change History

Changes in the February 19 update:

  • Added ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB, 960GB, and 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSDs
  • Added ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 800GB and 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSDs

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series appliances are designed to help you simplify IT infrastructure, reduce costs, and accelerate time to value. These hyperconverged appliances from Lenovo combine industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix with Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family.

The ThinkAgile HX Series Express appliances are tailored specifically for various types of workloads for small and medium sized businesses. The HX Series Express appliances include leading edge Nutanix Xpress software to deliver a simplified, cost effective solution that helps lower total-cost-of-ownership and enables smaller organizations to focus less time on infrastructure management.

The ThinkAgile HX2320-E is a 1U rack-mount Express appliance that supports one or two processors, up to 512 GB of 2666 MHz TruDDR4 memory, 8x SAS/SATA SFF hot-swap drive bays with an extensive choice of SAS/SATA SSDs and HDDs, and flexible network connectivity options with 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, and 10/25 GbE SFP28 ports.

The HX2320-E appliance is shown in the following figure.

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX2320-E Appliance
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkAgile HX2320-E Appliance

Did you know?

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances are built on industry-leading Lenovo ThinkSystem servers that feature enterprise-class reliability, management, and security.

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances offer ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.

Key features

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances offer the following key features:

  • Factory-integrated, pre-configured ready-to-go appliances built on proven and reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers that provide compute power for a variety of workloads and applications and powered by industry’s most feature-rich hyperconverged infrastructure software from Nutanix.
  • Provide quick and convenient path to implement a hyperconverged solution powered by Nutanix with "one stop shop" and a single point of contact provided by Lenovo for purchasing, deploying, and supporting the solution.
  • Meet various workload demands with cost-efficient hybrid or performance-optimized all-flash storage configurations.
  • Deliver fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified with Nutanix software.
  • Include Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.
  • Offer Lenovo deployment services to get customers up and running quickly.

The Nutanix software running on the HX Series appliances deliver the following key features:

  • A natively integrated solution for data protection and continuous availability at VM granularity that gives administrators an affordable range of options to meet the recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) for different applications.
  • A fault resistant platform, 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, that is built to detect, isolate and recover from failures anywhere in the system.
  • 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.
  • Powerful security features, such as two-factor authentication, with a security development lifecycle that is integrated into product development to help customers meet the most stringent security requirements.

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front view of the HX2320-E appliance.

HX2320-E front view
Figure 2. HX2320-E front view

The front of the HX2320-E appliance includes the following components:

  • 8x SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • One VGA port
  • One USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access
  • One USB 3.0 port
  • A Power button
  • Status LEDs that display the status of the system

The following figure shows the rear view of the HX2320-E appliance.

HX2320-E rear view
Figure 3. HX2320-E rear view

The rear of the HX2320-E appliance includes the following components:

  • Three PCIe expansion slots
  • One LOM card slot
  • One 1 GbE port for XClarity Controller
  • One VGA port
  • Two USB 3.0 ports
  • Two hot-swap power supplies

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile HX2320-E appliance.

Table 1. HX2320-E system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor 1U Rack-mount.
Processor One or two Intel Xeon Silver processor.
Chipset Intel C624.
Memory Up to 12 DIMMs. Support for 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz RDIMMs.
Memory capacity Up to 512 GB with 16x 32 GB RDIMMs.
Memory protection Error correction code (ECC), Single Device Data Correction (SDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs), patrol scrubbing, and demand scrubbing.
Drive bays 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap.
Internal storage
  • Hybrid:
    • 1 cache SSD and from 4 to 7 capacity HDDs in increments of 1 drive.
    • 2 cache SSDs and from 4 to 6 capacity HDDs in increments of 1 drive.
  • All Flash: From 4 to 8 SSDs in increments of 1 drive.
Drive capacities
  • SSDs:
    • 12 Gbps SAS SSDs up to 1.6 TB.
    • 6 Gbps SATA SSDs up to 1.92 TB.
  • HDDs: 6 Gbps NL SATA HDDs up to 2 TB.
Note: All SSDs in the appliance must be of the same model and capacity. All HDDs in the appliance must be of the same type and capacity.
Storage capacity
  • Hybrid: Up to 14 TB (7x 2 TB HDDs).
  • All Flash: Up to 15.36 TB (8x 1.92 TB SSDs).
Storage controller 1x 430-8i HBA (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA).
Network interfaces
  • 2x or 4x base 1/10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ network ports.
  • 2x optional 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, or 25 GbE SFP28 expansion ports.
  • 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet systems management port.
Boot drive 2x 128 GB M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs (RAID-1).
I/O expansion slots 4x PCIe 3.0 slots:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (for a network adapter).
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile (not used).
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile (not used).
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).
Ports
  • Front: 1x USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access, 1x USB 3.0 port, and 1x VGA port.
  • Rear: 2x USB 3.0 ports and 1x VGA port.
Cooling Five (one processor) or seven (two processors) hot-swap system fans with N+1 redundancy.
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 550 W or 750 W (100 - 240 V) High Efficiency Platinum, or 750 W (200 - 240 V) High Efficiency Titanium AC power supplies. HVDC support (China only).
Video Matrox G200 with 16 MB memory integrated into the XClarity Controller. Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 at 60 Hz with 16 bits per pixel.
Hot-swap parts SSDs, HDDs, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), proactive platform alerts, light path diagnostics, XClarity Provisioning Manager, XClarity Administrator and XClarity Pro, XClarity Integrators for Nutanix and vCenter Server (optional). XClarity Energy Manager (optional).
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, secure firmware updates, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or 2.0 (configurable UEFI setting).
Software Nutanix Acropolis: Xpress edition.
Hypervisors
  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (Default factory preload).
  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3 (Optional factory preload).
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1 (Optional factory preload).
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 2 (Field upgrade only).
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 1 (Field upgrade only).
Hardware warranty Three-year or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with ThinkAgile Advantage Support and selectable service levels: 9x5 next business day (NBD) parts delivered, 9x5 NBD onsite response, 24x7 coverage with 2-hour or 4-hour onsite response, or 6-hour or 24-hour committed repair (select countries). Also available are 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions, Your Drive Your Data, and Premier Support.
Software maintenance Three-year or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected warranty period).
Dimensions Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.), width: 434 mm (17.1 in.), depth: 715 mm (28.1 in.).
Weight Maximum configuration: 18.8 kg (41.4 lb).

Factory-integrated models

Factory-integrated models of the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances are configured by using the Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC):
http://dcsc.lenovo.com

During the configuration process, you are selecting one of the base Configure-to-Order (CTO) models first, and then you are adding components (processors, memory, drives, and network adapters) to the selected model according to the output from the Nutanix Sizer tool:
http://services.nutanix.com/

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

The following table lists the base CTO model of the ThinkAgile HX2320-E appliance.

Table 2. Base CTO model
Description Machine Type/Model
ThinkAgile HX2320-E Appliance 7X83CTO2WW

The following table lists the base chassis for the HX2320-E appliance.

Table 3. Base chassis
Description Feature code
ThinkAgile HX2320-E Appliance B0T1

The HX2320-E appliances ship with the following items:

  • Electronic Publications Flyer
  • Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with or without 1U CMA (depending on the rack installation option)
  • Two customer-selected power cables

TopSeller models

TopSeller models of the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances are pre-configured bundles that cannot be upgraded with additional options. TopSeller models are country-specific; that is, each country may define their own models, and not all models are available in every country.

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

The following table lists the TopSeller models of the HX2320-E appliances.

Table 4. HX2320-E TopSeller models
Model
number
Intel
processor
Memory
(RDIMMs)
Storage
controller
SSDs HDDs M.2 SSD
boot drive
NIC Power
supply
7X830E1UNA 2x 4108 8C 96GB
(12x 8GB)
1x 430-8i 480GB
(1x 480GB)
6TB
(6x 1TB)
2x 128GB
(RAID-1)
2x 10GbE
SFP+
2x 550W
Platinum
7X830E3UNA 2x 4108 8C 192GB
(12x 16GB)
1x 430-8i 960GB
(1x 960GB)
6TB
(6x 1TB)
2x 128GB
(RAID-1)
2x 10GbE
SFP+
2x 550W
Platinum
7X830E2UNA 2x 4114 10C 192GB
(12x 16GB)
1x 430-8i 960GB
(1x 960GB)
12TB
(6x 2TB)
2x 128GB
(RAID-1)
2x 10GbE
SFP+
2x 550W
Platinum

The HX2320-E TopSeller models ship with the following items:

  • Electronic Publications Flyer
  • Two 2.8 m IEC 320-C13 to C14 rack power cables
  • Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with 1U Cable Management Arm (CMA)

Processors

The ThinkAgile HX2320-E appliance ships with one or two processors. The following table lists the processor options that are available for selection.

Table 5. Processor selection options
Description Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
Intel Xeon Silver processors
Intel Xeon Silver 4108 8C 85W 1.8GHz Processor AWEG 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4114 10C 85W 2.2GHz Processor AWEC 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4116 12C 85W 2.1GHz Processor AWER 1 / 2

The following table lists the specifications of the processors for the appliance.

Table 6. CPU specifications (HT = Hyper-Threading, TB = Turbo Boost, VT = Virtualization Technology)
CPU
model
Core frequency
(Base / TB Max)
Number
of cores /
threads
Cache Max DDR4
frequency
Max
memory
per socket
UPI
speed
TDP HT TB VT-x VT-d
Intel Xeon Silver processors
4108 1.8 / 3 GHz 8 / 16 11 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 85W Yes Yes Yes Yes
4114 2.2 / 3 GHz 10 / 20 13.75 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 85W Yes Yes Yes Yes
4116 2.1 / 3 GHz 12 / 24 16.5 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 85W Yes Yes Yes Yes

Memory

The ThinkAgile HX2320-E appliance supports Lenovo TruDDR4 memory. TruDDR4 memory uses the highest-quality components sourced from Tier 1 DRAM suppliers and only memory that meets strict requirements is selected. It is compatibility tested and tuned to maximize performance and reliability.

The HX2320-E supports up to 12 DIMMs with one processor and up to 16 DIMMs with two processors. The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The appliances support RDIMMs.
  • All DIMMs in the appliance must be of the same type and capacity.
  • All DIMMs in the appliance operate at the same speed up to 2400 MHz, which is determined by the maximum memory speed supported by the specific processor.

    Note: Maximum memory speed can be achieved when Max performance mode is enabled in UEFI.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

  • ECC
  • SDDC (for x4-based memory DIMMs)
  • Patrol scrubbing
  • Demand scrubbing

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

Table 7. Memory selection options
Capacity Description Part number Feature code Quantity
64 GB ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01303 AUNC 4^
96 GB ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01303 AUNC 6^
96 GB ThinkSystem 8GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (1Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01301 AUU1 12
128 GB* ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01303 AUNC 8
192 GB ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01303 AUNC 12
256 GB* ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND 8
384 GB ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND 12
512 GB* ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND 16^^

^ Available for selection only in the configurations with one processor.
* System performance might be impacted due to unbalanced memory configuration.
^^ Available for selection only in the configurations with two processors.

Internal storage

The ThinkAgile HX2320-E appliance provides 8x SAS/SATA SFF hot-swap drive bays for configurable storage capacity, and it contains two internal M.2 SATA non-hot-swap SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group for software preload.

The following table lists the internal storage options for the HX2320-E appliance.

Table 8. Internal storage options
Description Feature code Quantity
Backplanes
ThinkSystem SR530/SR630/SR570 2.5" SATA/SAS 8-Bay Backplane AUWB 1
M.2 enablement kit
ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit AUMV 1

Configuration notes:

  • One 8-bay SAS/SATA backplane and one M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit are derived by the configurator.
  • The M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit is connected to the Intel PCH via the PCIe link, and the kit supports two M.2 SATA SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group for software preload.

The following table lists M.2 drive selection options for software preload.

Table 9. Drive options for software preload
Description Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem M.2 CV3 128GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD AUUV 2

The following table lists the storage controllers for internal storage of the HX2320-E appliance.

Table 10. Controllers for internal storage
Description Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA AUNL 1

Configuration note: A low profile SAS HBA for internal storage is derived by the configurator, and it occupies the PCIe slot 4.

Drives for internal storage

The following tables list the drive selection options for the HX2320-E appliance.

Table 11. Drive selection options: Hybrid configurations
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
SSD selection (Cache tier): SAS 12Gb SSDs - PM1635a
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00118 AUMD 1 / 2
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00119 AVRG 1 / 2
SSD selection (Cache tier): SAS 12Gb SSDs - PM1645
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13653 B4A0 1 / 2
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13654 B4A1 1 / 2
SSD selection (Cache tier): SATA 6Gb SSDs - S4600
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05722 B0ZQ 1 / 2
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05721 B0ZR 1 / 2
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05720 B0ZS 1 / 2
SSD selection (Cache tier): SATA 6Gb SSDs - S4610
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13634 B49M 1 / 2
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13635 B49N 1 / 2
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13636 B49P 1 / 2
HDD selection (Capacity tier): SATA 6Gb HDDs
ThinkSystem 2.5" 1TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00036 AUUE 4 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00037 AUUJ 4 / 7
Table 12. Drive selection options: All Flash configurations
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
SAS 12Gb SSDs - PM1635a
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00118 AUMD 4 / 8
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00119 AVRG 4 / 8
SAS 12Gb SSDs - PM1645
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13653 B4A0 4 / 8
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13654 B4A1 4 / 8
SATA 6Gb SSDs - S4600
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05722 B0ZQ 4 / 8
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05721 B0ZR 4 / 8
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05720 B0ZS 4 / 8
SATA 6Gb SSDs - S4610
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13634 B49M 4 / 8
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13635 B49N 4 / 8
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13636 B49P 4 / 8
SATA 6Gb SSDs - 5100
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05762 B10Z 4 / 8

Configuration notes:

  • For hybrid configurations, the HX2320-E appliance supports from 4 to 7 capacity drives (HDDs) depending on the quantity of the cache drives (SSDs):
    • 1 cache drive: From 4 to 7 capacity drives in increments of 1 drive.
    • 2 cache drives: From 4 to 6 capacity drives in increments of 1 drive.
  • For All Flash configurations, the HX2320-E appliance supports from 4 to 8 SSDs in increments of 1 drive.
  • All SSDs in the appliance must be of the same model and capacity. All HDDs in the appliance must be of the same type and capacity.

Network connectivity

The ThinkAgile HX2320-E appliances provide base two- or four-port 1/10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ network connectivity with the onboard Intel X722 NIC and a LOM card installed in the appliance. Two additional 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, or 25 GbE SFP28 expansion ports can be selected, if needed.

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

Table 13. Network adapter selection options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
1/10 GbE RJ-45 base ports
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port Base-T LOM (RJ-45) 7ZT7A00548 AUKL 0 / 1
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port Base-T LOM (RJ-45) 7ZT7A00549 AUKM 0 / 1
1/10 GbE RJ-45 expansion ports
Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter (RJ-45) 00MM860 ATPX 0 / 1
10 GbE SFP+ base ports
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port SFP+ LOM 7ZT7A00546 AUKJ 0 / 1
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port SFP+ LOM 7ZT7A00547 AUKK 0 / 1
10 GbE SFP+ expansion ports
Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00537 AUKX 0 / 1
10/25 GbE SFP28 expansion ports
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 01GR250 AUAJ 0 / 1

Configuration notes:

  • One of the 1/10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ LOM cards is required for selection, and it provides base network connectivity. Optional expansion ports can be selected, if needed.
  • Supported transceivers or DAC cables should be purchased for the SFP+ and SFP28 ports, and UTP Category 6 cables should be purchased for the 10 GbE RJ-45 ports. The maximum number of transceivers or cables that are supported per adapter equals the quantity of the adapter ports, and all adapter ports must have the same type of the transceiver or cable selected.

    The following transceiver and cables can be purchased:

The following table lists cables for the 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports.

Table 14. Cables for 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports
Description Part number Feature code
UTP Category 6 cables (Green) for 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports
0.75m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE123 AVFW
1.0m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE127 AVFX
1.25m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE131 AVFY
1.5m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE135 AVFZ
3m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE139 AVG0
10m Cat6 Green Cable 90Y3718 A1MT
25m Cat6 Green Cable 90Y3727 A1MW

The following table lists transceivers and cables for the 10 GbE SFP+ ports.

Table 15. Transceivers and cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Description Part number Feature code
10 GbE SFP+ SR transceivers for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Lenovo 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver 46C3447 5053
Lenovo 10GBASE-LR SFP+ Transceiver 00FE331 B0RJ
Optical cables for 10 GbE SFP+ SR transceivers
Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN499 ASR5
Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN502 ASR6
Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN505 ASR7
Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN508 ASR8
Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN511 ASR9
Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN514 ASRA
Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN517 ASRB
Passive SFP+ DAC cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Lenovo 0.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00D6288 A3RG
Lenovo 1m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9427 A1PH
Lenovo 1.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00AY764 A51N
Lenovo 2m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00AY765 A51P
Lenovo 3m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9430 A1PJ
Lenovo 5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9433 A1PK
Lenovo 7m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00D6151 A3RH
Active SFP+ DAC cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Lenovo 1m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX111 AT2R
Lenovo 3m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX114 AT2S
Lenovo 5m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX117 AT2T
SFP+ active optical cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Lenovo 1m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL634 ATYX
Lenovo 3m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL637 ATYY
Lenovo 5m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL640 ATYZ
Lenovo 7m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL643 ATZ0
Lenovo 15m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL646 ATZ1
Lenovo 20m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL649 ATZ2

The following table lists transceivers and cables for the 25 GbE SFP28 ports.

Table 16. Transceivers and cables for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
Description Part number Feature code
25 GbE SFP28 SR transceivers for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
Lenovo 25GBase-SR SFP28 Transceiver 7G17A03537 AV1B
Optical cables for 25 GbE SFP28 SR transceivers
Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN499 ASR5
Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN502 ASR6
Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN505 ASR7
Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN508 ASR8
Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN511 ASR9
Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN514 ASRA
Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN517 ASRB
Passive copper cables for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
Lenovo 1m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03557 AV1W
Lenovo 3m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03558 AV1X
Lenovo 5m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03559 AV1Y
Active optical cables for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
Lenovo 3m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03541 AV1F
Lenovo 5m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03542 AV1G
Lenovo 10m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03543 AV1H
Lenovo 15m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03544 AV1J
Lenovo 20m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03545 AV1K

Power supplies and cables

The HX2320-E appliances ship with two power supplies. The following table lists the power supply options that are available for selection.

Table 17. Power supply selection options
Description Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem 550W (230V/115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply AVW8 2
ThinkSystem 750W (230/115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply AVWA 2
ThinkSystem 750W (230V) Titanium Hot-Swap Power Supply AVW9 2

Configuration notes:

  • For N+N power redundancy, the power supplies should provide sufficient power without oversubscription for the selected node configuration. To ensure that the right power supply is chosen, you should always validate your appliance configuration using the latest version of the Lenovo Capacity Planner:
    http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-lcp
  • Both power supplies in the appliance must be identical.
  • The power supplies support AC (Worldwide) and HVDC (China only) power sources.

The ThinkAgile HX2320-E appliances ship with two customer-configured power cords. The following table lists the rack power cables and country-specific line cords that are available for selection.

Table 18. Power cables
Description Part number Feature code
Rack power cables
1.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 00Y3043 A4VP
1.0m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08367 B0N5
1.2m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Short C13s to Short C20 Rack Power Cable 47C2491 A3SW
1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 39Y7937 6201
1.5m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08368 B0N6
2.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08365 B0N4
2.0m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08369 6570
2.5m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Long C13s to Short C20 Rack Power Cable 47C2492 A3SX
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08366 6311
2.8m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08370 6400
2.8m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Short C13s to Long C20 Rack Power Cable 47C2493 A3SY
4.1m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Long C13s to Long C20 Rack Power Cable 47C2494 A3SZ
4.3m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 39Y7932 6263
4.3m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08371 6583
Country-specific line cords
Argentina 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 Line Cord 39Y7930 6222
Argentina 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 Line Cord 81Y2384 6492
Australia/New Zealand 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 Line Cord 39Y7924 6211
Australia/New Zealand 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 Line Cord 81Y2383 6574
Brazil 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR 14136 Line Cord 69Y1988 6532
Brazil 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR14136 Line Cord 81Y2387 6404
China 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Line Cord 39Y7928 6210
China 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Line Cord 81Y2378 6580
Denmark 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a Line Cord 39Y7918 6213
Denmark 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a Line Cord 81Y2382 6575
Europe 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE7-VII Line Cord 39Y7917 6212
Europe 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE7-VII Line Cord 81Y2376 6572
India 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 Line Cord 39Y7927 6269
India 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 Line Cord 81Y2386 6567
Israel 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 39Y7920 6218
Israel 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 81Y2381 6579
Italy 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 39Y7921 6217
Italy 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 81Y2380 6493
Japan 2.8m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line cord 46M2593 A1RE
Japan 2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 4L67A08357 5472
Japan 4.3m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 39Y7926 6335
Japan 4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 4L67A08362 6495
Korea 2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 39Y7925 6219
Korea 4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 81Y2385 6494
South Africa 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 39Y7922 6214
South Africa 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 81Y2379 6576
Switzerland 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 39Y7919 6216
Switzerland 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 81Y2390 6578
Taiwan 2.8m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 23R7158 6386
Taiwan 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2375 6317
Taiwan 2.8m, 15A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2374 6402
Taiwan 4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 4L67A08363 AX8B
Taiwan 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2389 6531
Taiwan 4.3m, 15A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2388 6530
United Kingdom 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A Line Cord 39Y7923 6215
United Kingdom 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A Line Cord 81Y2377 6577
United States 2.8m, 10A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 90Y3016 6313
United States 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord 46M2592 A1RF
United States 2.8m, 13A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 00WH545 6401
United States 4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 4L67A08359 6370
United States 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord 4L67A08361 6373
United States 4.3m, 13A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 4L67A08360 AX8A

Rack installation

The HX2320-E appliances ship with a rail kit. The following table lists the rail kit options that are available for selection.

Table 19. Rack kit selection options
Description Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
4-post rail kits
ThinkSystem Tool-less Slide Rail AXCA 0 / 1
ThinkSystem Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with 1U CMA AXCB 0 / 1
Lockable front bezel
ThinkSystem 1U Security Bezel AUWR 0 / 1

Configuration note: One of the rail kits is required for selection.

The following table summarizes the rail kit features and specifications.

Table 20. Rail kit features and specifications summary
Feature Tool-less Slide Rail
Without CMA With 1U CMA
CMA Not included Included
Rail length 730 mm (28.74 in.) 807 mm (31.8 in.)
Rail type Full-out slide (ball bearing)
Tool-less installation Yes
In-rack maintenance Yes
1U PDU support Yes
0U PDU support Limited*
Rack type IBM and Lenovo 4-post, IEC standard-compliant
Mounting holes Square or round
Mounting flange thickness 2 mm (0.08 in.) – 3.3 mm (0.13 in.)
Distance between front and rear mounting flanges^ 609.6 mm (24 in.) – 863.6 mm (34 in.)

* If a 0U PDU is used, the rack cabinet must be at least 1100 mm (43.31 in.) deep if no CMA is used, or at least 1200 mm (47.24 in.) deep if a CMA 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.

Software

The ThinkAgile HX Series Express appliances support the following software components:

Note: For the information on appliance firmware levels, hypervisor versions, and software versions that have been tested for interoperability, refer to the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series Best Recipes:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht505413

Hypervisor

The ThinkAgile HX2320-E supports the following hypervisors that are factory-preinstalled on the 2x 128 GB M.2 SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group:

  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) (Bundled with AOS; default factory preload)
  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3 (Optional factory preload)
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1 (Optional factory preload)
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 2 (Field upgrade only)
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 1 (Field upgrade only)

The following table lists the hypervisor available for selection.

Table 21. Hypervisors
Description Feature code Quantity
Nutanix SW Stack on Nutanix AHV (default selection) B15S 1
Nutanix SW Stack on VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 B15T 1
Nutanix SW Stack on VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 B15R 1

Nutanix Acropolis

The ThinkAgile HX Series Express appliances ship with Nutanix Xpress Software edition, which offers a rich set of features for cluster of up to four nodes.

Configuration notes:

  • The HX2320-E appliance can be deployed as a single-node cluster (AOS 5.5 or later), a dual-node cluster (AOS 5.6 or later), or as a cluster of 3 or 4 nodes (AOS 5.1.3 or later).
  • Dual-node clusters require a witness VM located outside of the cluster.
  • The following Nutanix software features are not supported on single- and dual-node clusters:
    • Cluster expansion
    • Deduplication
    • Synchronous replication
    • Metro availability

The following table lists features that are available in the Nutanix Xpress software edition.

Table 22. Nutanix Xpress software edition features
Feature Nutanix Xpress software edition
Enterprise storage
Cluster size 4 nodes max
Online cluster grow/shrink Yes
Heterogeneous clusters No
VM-centric snapshots and clones Yes
Volume groups No
Data tiering Yes
Inline compression Yes
Inline performance deduplication Yes
MapReduce compression Yes
MapReduce deduplication Yes
Erasure Coding (EC-X) No
Acropolis block services No
Acropolis file services No
VM Flash Mode (Pin to SSD) Yes
Infrastructure resilience
Data path redundancy Yes
Redundancy factor 2 (Fixed)
Availability domains No
Data protection
Asynchronous replication and disaster recovery (DR) Yes
VSS integration Yes
Time Stream (Converged local backups) Yes
Cloud Connect (Backup to public clouds) Yes
Multiple site DR (many to many) No
Metro availability Yes
Synchronous replication and disaster recovery Yes
Security
Client authentication Yes
Cluster lockdown No
Data-at-rest encryption No
Management and analytics
Prism Starter (Single- and multi-cluster management) 2 sites max
Pulse (Automated service agent) Yes
Cluster health Yes
One-click upgrades (Nutanix OS and Hypervisor) Yes
Rest APIs No
Virtualization
VMware vSphere support Yes
Built-in Acropolis Hypervisor Yes
VM operations Yes
Intelligent VM placement Yes
Virtual network configuration Yes
Host profiles Yes
VM high availability Yes

Nutanix Prism

Nutanix Prism gives administrators an easy way to manage virtual environments running on Acropolis, and it simplifies and streamlines common workflows for hypervisor and virtual machine lifecycle management.

Nutanix Prism Starter is a part of the Nutanix Xpress Software edition preloaded on the appliances, and it provides ability to configure, manage, and monitor a Nutanix cluster and centralized management of multiple local and remote Nutanix clusters.

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

VMware vCenter Server

VMware vCenter Server provides centralized management of vSphere environments to simplify day-to-day operations and reduce the complexity of managing virtual infrastructure. vCenter Server is a required component for deploying HX Series appliances in ESXi-based environments.

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.

Systems management

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances support the following systems management tools:

  • Lenovo XClarity Controller
  • Light path diagnostics
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator and XClarity Pro
  • Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix
  • Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter
  • Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

Lenovo XClarity Controller

The ThinkAgile HX appliances contain Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise, which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and alerting functions.

XClarity Controller Enterprise offers the following capabilities for the HX Series appliances:

  • Gathering and viewing system information and inventory
  • Monitoring system status and health
  • Alerting and notifications
  • Event logging
  • Syslog alerting
  • Configuring security
  • Updating system firmware
  • Real-time power usage monitoring
  • Displaying graphics for real-time and historical power usage data and temperature
  • Capping power usage
  • Remotely controlling power (Power on, Power off, Restart)

The XClarity Controller provides remote server management through the following interfaces:

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3
  • Common Information Model (CIM)
  • Data Center Manageability Interface (DCMI) Version 1.5
  • Redfish REpresentational State Transfer (REST) API
  • Web browser with HTML5 support
  • Command-line interface
  • Virtual Operator Panel with XClarity Mobile App via the front USB port with XClarity Controller access

Virtual Operator Panel provides quick access to system status, firmware, network, health, and alerts information. With proper authentication, it also allows to configure systems management and network settings and to control system power (Power on, Power off, Restart). The Virtual Operator Panel can be accessed from the XClarity Mobile App running on the Android or iOS mobile device that is connected to the front USB port with XClarity Controller access (See Components and connectors).

Light path diagnostics

The HX2320-E appliances include basic light path diagnostics, which provides the system LEDs on the front of the appliance (see Components and connectors) and the LEDs near the monitored components (for example, the DIMM error LEDs on the system board).

Lenovo XClarity Administrator and XClarity Pro

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a centralized systems management solution that helps administrators deliver infrastructure faster. This solution integrates easily with Lenovo x86 servers, HX Series appliances, RackSwitch switches, and DS Series storage, providing automated agent-less discovery, monitoring, firmware updates, and configuration management across multiple systems.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is an optional software component for the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances which can be used to manage firmware upgrades outside of the Nutanix Prism software.

Notes:

  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator can be downloaded and used at no charge to discover and monitor HX Series appliances and manage firmware upgrades for them.
  • Optional Lenovo XClarity Pro subscription license that can be selected in the configurator provides software support for XClarity Administrator and XClarity Integrator for vCenter for the duration of the selected warranty period. If Lenovo XClarity software support is required, the XClarity Pro option must be selected.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is available from Lenovo at no charge, and it offers the following features:

  • Auto-discovery and monitoring of HX Series appliances
  • 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 support 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

In addition, Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers the following software plug-in modules (Lenovo XClarity Integrators) for the HX Series appliances at no charge:

  • Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix
  • Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix allow administrators to manage physical server infrastructure from Nutanix Prism in AHV hypervisor-based environments. Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix offers the following features:

  • Ability to discover, manage, and monitor Lenovo server hardware from Nutanix Prism.
  • Managing hardware and firmware events and logs, including proactive platform alerts.
  • Integrated service and support with access to the warranty status, automated or manual diagnostics data collection, and a call home feature.

Note: Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix is supported with the AHV version 5.5.0.1 or later and Prism version 5.5.0.4 or later.

For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix web page:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-lxci-nutanix

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for vCenter Server

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for vCenter Server allow administrators to manage physical server infrastructure from  VMware vCenter in ESXi hypervisor-based environments.

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for vCenter offers the following features:

  • Ability to discover, manage, and monitor Lenovo server hardware from vCenter Server.
  • Deployment of firmware updates from vCenter Server.
  • Non-disruptive server maintenance in clustered environments that reduces workload downtime by dynamically migrating workloads from affected hosts during rolling server updates or reboots.
  • Greater service level uptime and assurance in clustered environments during unplanned hardware events by dynamically triggering workload migration from impacted hosts when impending hardware failures are predicted.

For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter web page:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-vmware

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 servers and appliances. 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:

  • Monitors room, row, rack, and device levels in the data center
  • Reports vital system 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 license is included in the XClarity Controller Enterprise upgrade.

For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager web page:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-lxem

Physical specifications

The ThinkAgile HX2320-E appliances have the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.)
  • Width: 434 mm (17.1 in.)
  • Depth: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
  • Weight (maximum): 18.8 kg (41.4 lb)

Operating environment

The HX Series appliances comply with ASHRAE class A2 specifications. The HX2320-E appliances also complies with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications. The appliance performance might be impacted when the operating temperature is outside the ASHRAE A2 specifications. 

The HX Series appliances are 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
    • Non-operating: 5 °C - 45 °C (41 °F - 113 °F)
    • Storage: -40 °C - +60 °C (-40 °F - 140 °F)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
  • Humidity:
    • Operating:
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 8% - 90% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 24 °C (75 °F)
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 8% - 85% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 24 °C (75 °F)
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 8% - 80% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 21 °C (70 °F)
    • Storage: 8% - 90% (non-condensing)
  • Electrical:
    • 100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz / 60 Hz (except 750 W Titanium power supplies)
    • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz / 60 Hz
    • 180 - 300 V DC (supported in China only)
  • Acoustics (maximum configuration, operating): 6.5 bels
  • Vibration:
    • Operating: 0.21 G rms at 5 Hz to 500 Hz for 15 minutes across 3 axes
    • Non-operating: 1.04 G rms at 2 Hz to 200 Hz for 15 minutes across 6 surfaces
  • Shock:
    • Operating: 15 G for 3 milliseconds in each direction (positive and negative X, Y, and Z axes)
    • Non-operating:
      • 12 kg - 22 kg: 50 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces
      • 23 kg - 31 kg: 35 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces

The following table lists the maximum system power load, rated inlet current, and system heat output based on the power supply and source voltage.

Table 23. Rated system power, inlet current, and system heat output
Power supply Source voltage Maximum power
load per system
(two power supplies)
Rated current
per inlet
System
heat output
550 W Platinum 100 - 127 V AC 722 W 6.2 A 2463 BTU/hour
200 - 240 V AC 704 W 3 A 2402 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 702 W 2.5 A 2395 BTU/hour
750 W Platinum 100 - 127 V AC 984 W 8.4 A 3357 BTU/hour
200 - 240 V AC 958 W 4.1 A 3269 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 958 W 3.5 A 3269 BTU/hour
750 W Titanium 200 - 240 V AC 949 W 4.1 A 3238 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 948 W 3.5 A 3235 BTU/hour

Regulatory compliance

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances conform to the following regulations:

  • United States FCC Part 15, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003/NMB-03, Class A
  • UL/CSA 60950-1
  • Mexico NOM-019
  • Argentina IEC60950-1
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class A
  • China CCC GB4943.1, GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
  • Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
  • Russia/GOST ME01; IEC-60950-1; GOST R 51318.22, 51318.24, 51317.3.2, and 51317.3.3
  • IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • Europe CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)
  • CISPR 22, Class A
  • Germany TUV-GS (EN60950-1 /IEC60950-1,EK1-ITB2000)
  • Reduction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS)
  • Energy Star 2.1

Hardware warranty

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances can be configured with a three-year or five-year hardware warranty and software support with 24x7 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 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.

Some countries might have different warranty terms and conditions than the standard warranty. This is due to local business practices or laws in the specific country. Local service teams can assist in explaining country-specific terms when needed. Examples of country-specific warranty terms are second or longer business day parts delivery or parts-only base warranty.

If warranty terms and conditions include onsite labor for repair or replacement of parts, Lenovo will dispatch a service technician to the customer site to perform the replacement. Onsite labor under base warranty is limited to labor for replacement of parts that have been determined to be field-replaceable units (FRUs). Parts that are determined to be customer-replaceable units (CRUs) do not include onsite labor under base warranty.

If warranty terms include parts-only base warranty, Lenovo is responsible for delivering only replacement parts that are under base warranty (including FRUs) that will be sent to a requested location for self-service. Parts-only service does not include a service technician being dispatched onsite. Parts must be changed at customer’s own cost and labor and defective parts must be returned following the instructions supplied with the spares parts.

Lenovo warranty service coverage levels are country-specific. Not all warranty service levels are available in every country. For information about Lenovo warranty services that are available in your country or area, refer to the following resources:

The following Lenovo warranty service levels are available for the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances:

  • 3 or 5 years of warranty service coverage
    • Base warranty: 9x5 Next Business Day response with parts delivered
    • Foundation Service: 9x5 service coverage with next business day onsite response
    • Essential Service: 24x7 service coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (available only in select countries)
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select countries)
  • Premier Support

    Premier Support service offers direct access to Lenovo’s most advanced technicians for faster troubleshooting with single point of contact for end-to-end problem resolution and collaborative third-party software support.

  • YourDrive YourData

    Lenovo’s YourDrive YourData service (where applicable) is a multi-drive retention offering that ensures your data is always under your control, regardless of the number of drives that are installed in your Lenovo system. In the unlikely event of a drive failure, you retain possession of your drive while Lenovo replaces the failed drive part. Your data stays safely on your premises, in your hands. The YourDrive YourData service can be purchased in convenient bundles with Foundation, Essential, or Advanced Service upgrades and extensions.

For service definitions, country-specific details, and service limitations, please refer to the following documents:

Software maintenance

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances include a three-year or five-year 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)

Deployment services

The following Lenovo Professional Services are available for the ThinkAgile HX Series solutions to get customers up and running quickly:

  • Nutanix deployment services - Base
    • Conducting remote preparation and planning
    • Verifying firmware versions and performing firmware updates, if needed
    • Installing and configuring hypervisor and Nutanix controller VM
    • Creating Nutanix cluster
    • Configuring storage
    • Configuring administrative features
  • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced
    • Configuring VMware vCenter Server and vSphere cluster (ESXi-based environments)
    • Configuring Nutanix container and Acropolis (AHV) cluster (AHV-based environments)
    • Configuring networking
    • Transferring knowledge
  • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced with XClarity
    • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced
    • Installing Lenovo XClarity
    • Installing system updates
    • Setting up XClarity Pro for upward integration

The following optional Lenovo basic installation services are available for the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances:

  • Unpacking and inspecting the systems
  • Mounting the systems in a rack cabinet
  • Connecting the systems to electrical power and network
  • Checking and updating firmware to the latest levels
  • Verifying operations
  • Disposal of the packaging materials (within the customer site)

For more information, refer to the Data Center Deployment Services web page:
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/data-center/services/deployment

Ethernet LAN switches

The following table lists the Ethernet LAN switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances.

Table 24. Ethernet LAN switches
Description Part number
1 Gb Ethernet switches (IPMI management)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7Y810011WW
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152TO RackSwitch  (Rear to Front, ONIE)    7Z320O11WW   
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 (10 GbE host connectivity)
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 G8272 (Rear to Front) 7159CRW
Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front) 7159GR6
25 Gb Ethernet switches (25 GbE host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159E1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE) 7Z210O21WW
100 Gb Ethernet switches (40 GbE/100 GbE aggregation layer; 10 GbE/25 GbE breakout host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159D1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE) 7Z210O11WW

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

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the rack cabinets that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances.

Table 25. 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#rt=product-guide

Power distribution units

The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances.

Table 26. 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#rt=product-guide

Uninterruptible power supply units

The following table list the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used with the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances.

Table 27. Uninterruptible power supply units
Description Part number
Worldwide models
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-15R 12A outlets) 55941AX
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A outlets) 55941KX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-20R 16A outlets) 55942AX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 1x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55942KX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (6x NEMA 5-20R 16A, 1x NEMA L5-30R 24A outlets) 55943AX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 1x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55943KX
RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 2x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55945KX
RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 2x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55946KX
RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55948KX
RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55949KX
RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55948PX
RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55949PX
ASEAN, HTK, INDIA, and PRC models
ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Standard UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets) 55943KT
ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Long Backup UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets) 55943LT
ThinkSystem RT6kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output) 55946KT
ThinkSystem RT10kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output) 5594XKT

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

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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