Lenovo ThinkAgile HX3320, HX3520-G, and HX3720 AppliancesProduct 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 HX3320, HX3520-G, and HX3720 appliances, their 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 HX3320, HX3520-G, and HX3720 appliances and consider their use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the October 17 update:

  • Updated drive configurations

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.

Several common uses for the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances for compute-heavy workloads include virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), server virtualization, private/hybrid clouds, enterprise applications, light databases, and remote office and branch office workloads. Starting with as few as three nodes to keep your acquisition costs down, the HX Series is capable of immense scalability as your needs grow.

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances for compute-heavy workloads include the HX3320 1U rack-mount, HX3520-G 2U rack-mount, and HX3720 2U 4-node (2U4N) rack-mount appliances. These appliances are shown in the following figure.

ThinkAgile HX3320 (top), HX3520-G (middle), and HX3720 (bottom) appliances
Figure 1. ThinkAgile HX3320 (top), HX3520-G (middle), and HX3720 (bottom) appliances

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 deliver the industry’s most feature-rich hyperconverged infrastructure to enterprise datacenters, bringing the benefits of web-scale technologies to enterprise applications through enterprise storage, data protection, infrastructure resilience, management and analytics, and security.

Key features

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

HX Series hyperconverged infrastructure
Figure 2. HX Series hyperconverged infrastructure

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances offer the following key features:

  • Enterprise storage

    The HX Series appliances deliver enterprise data storage as an on-demand service by employing highly distributed software architecture. The Nutanix Software eliminates the need for traditional SAN and NAS solutions, and delivers a rich set of software-defined services that are entirely VM-centric, including snapshots, high availability, disaster recovery, deduplication and more.

    • Inline and post-process compression at the sub-block level increase effective storage capacity by up to four times.
    • Redirect-on-write snapshots and writeable clones at the granularity of a single VM increase efficiency.
    • Distributed caching of VM data improves performance in multi-reader scenarios, such as VDI with linked clones.
    • Inline deduplication in the read cache and post-process deduplication in the capacity tier improve performance and effective capacity.
    • Powerful acceleration capabilities such as caching, automatic data tiering and data locality speed storage performance.
  • Data protection

    The Nutanix Software offers a natively integrated solution for data protection and continuous availability at VM granularity. It gives administrators an affordable range of options to meet the recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) for different applications.

    • Unlimited local backups using VM-centric snapshots and integrated workflows delivering RPO in minutes.
    • Natively integrated solution for disaster recovery enables simple VM-centric backup, recovery and replication with application-level consistency.
    • Built-in Cloud Connect hybrid cloud technology enables seamless backup of data to public cloud services.
    • Metro availability feature provides continuous availability of data across different sites during planned maintenance or disasters through synchronous replication.
    • Support for Microsoft Volume Shadow Services (VSS), VMware vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP), and seamless integration with third-party backup providers.
  • Infrastructure resilience

    The platform for the HX Series appliances is fault resistant, with no single point of failure and no bottlenecks. The system uses a 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. Lenovo hyperconverged appliances deliver always-on operation, and can survive system hardware, software and hypervisor issues and maintain 100% availability to applications and data.

    • Intelligent data placement in different physical failure domains, or availability domains, (for example, separate racks or power sources) delivers greater fault tolerance.
    • Data and metadata replicated across multiple nodes provide user-defined resilience against hardware failures.
    • Multiple copies of data ensure 100% data availability in the event that a Nutanix controller VM is unavailable due to failure or maintenance.
    • Automatic integrity checks during reads and silent at-rest error detection for data consistency.
  • Management and analytics

    The platform for the HX Series Nutanix Appliances marries web-scale capabilities with an intuitive user-centric management experience to simplify every aspect of the IT infrastructure lifecycle. Nutanix Prism provides a single pane of glass to monitor and control one or more Nutanix clusters, with simplified workflows and rich automation for common administrative tasks.

    • Elegantly simple management framework with intuitive workflows delivers radical simplicity and powerful control to IT management.
    • Single pane of glass delivers centralized visibility and management of multiple Nutanix clusters across the world.
    • Rich automation and intuitive workflows simplify deployment, provisioning, orchestration and maintenance of Nutanix clusters.
    • End-to-end visibility of VMs, nodes and disks and the ability to visually diagnose potential issues gives administrators total infrastructure control.
    • Programmatic control of every aspect of cluster management, including deployment, upgrades, data protection, and performance management enables powerful automation.
    • Streamlined management for hypervisor and virtual machines on Nutanix.
  • Security

    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.

    • Security incorporated into every step of the software development process enables verifiably secure software releases.
    • Two-step authentication using a client certificate and username/password, along with cluster lockdown, provides protection against unauthorized access.
    • Encryption of sensitive data with self-encrypting drives (SEDs) that are FIPS 140-2 Level 2 conformant supports stringent encryption requirements (support is planned for the future).

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front view of the HX3320 appliance.

HX3320 front view
Figure 3. HX3320 front view

The following figure shows the front view of the HX3520-G appliance.

HX3520-G front view
Figure 4. HX3520-G front view

The following figure shows the front view of the ThinkAgile HX Series enclosure with up to four HX3720 appliance nodes.

HX Series enclosure with up to four HX3720 appliances front view
Figure 5. HX Series enclosure with up to four HX3720 appliances front view

The following figure shows the rear view of the HX3320 appliance.

HX3320 rear view
Figure 6. HX3320 rear view

The following figure shows the rear view of the HX3520-G appliance.

HX3520-G rear view
Figure 7. HX3520-G rear view

The following figure shows the rear view of the ThinkAgile HX Series enclosure.

HX Series enclosure rear view
Figure 8. HX Series enclosure rear view

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile HX3320 appliance.

Table 1. HX3320 system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor 1U Rack-mount.
Processor Two Intel Xeon Silver, Gold, or Platinum processors:
  • Up to 28 cores (2.1 GHz core speeds) per processor.
  • Up to 3.0 GHz core speeds (12 cores per processor).
  • Two UPI links up to 10.4 GT/s each per processor.
  • Up to 2666 MHz memory speed.
  • Up to 165 W processor TDP.
Chipset Intel C624.
Memory Up to 24 DIMMs. Support for 16 GB and 32 GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz RDIMMs or 64 GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz LRDIMMs.
Memory capacity Up to 1536 GB with 24x 64 GB LRDIMMs.
Memory protection Error correction code (ECC), Single Device Data Correction (SDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs), patrol scrubbing, and demand scrubbing.
Drive bays 10x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap.
Storage capacity
  • Hybrid:
    • Up to 16 TB (HDDs) + Up to 7.68 TB (SSDs); or
    • Up to 12 TB (HDDs) + Up to 15.36 TB (SSDs).
  • All Flash:
    • Up to 38.4 TB (SSDs).
Storage controller 1x 430-16i 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 or 4x 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.
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile.
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile.
  • 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 DB-15 VGA port.
  • Rear: 2x USB 3.0 ports and 1x DB-15 VGA port.
Cooling Seven hot-swap system fans with N+1 redundancy.
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 1100 W (100 - 240 V) High Efficiency Platinum power supplies.
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, XClarity Energy Manager, Nutanix Prism.
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: Starter, Pro, and Ultimate editions.
Hypervisors
  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (default factory preload).
  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3 and 6.5 (optional factory preload).
  • Optional support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition (Hyper-V) (field-installable option only).
Hardware warranty Three-year or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with selectable service levels: 9x5 next business day (NBD), 24x7x4, and 24x7x2.
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).

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile HX3520-G appliances.

Table 2. HX3520-G system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor 2U Rack-mount.
Processor Two Intel Xeon Silver, Gold, or Platinum processors:
  • Up to 16 cores (2.0 GHz core speeds) per processor.
  • Up to 2.6 GHz core speeds (12 cores per processor).
  • Two UPI links up to 10.4 GT/s each per processor.
  • Up to 2666 MHz memory speed.
  • Up to 125 W processor TDP.
Chipset Intel C624.
Memory Up to 24 DIMMs. Support for 16 GB and 32 GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz RDIMMs or 64 GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz LRDIMMs.
Memory capacity Up to 1536 GB with 24x 64 GB LRDIMMs.
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.
Storage capacity
  • Hybrid:
    • Up to 28 TB (HDDs) + Up to 7.68 TB (SSDs); or
    • Up to 24 TB (HDDs) + Up to 15.36 TB (SSDs).
  • All Flash: Up to 61.44 TB (SSDs).
Storage controller 1x 430-16i 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 or 4x 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.
GPU adapters One or two NVIDIA Tesla M60 passive PCIe GPU adapters.
Boot drive 2x 128 GB M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs (RAID-1).
I/O expansion slots 5x PCIe 3.0 slots:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8;  full-height, half-length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 7: 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 DB-15 VGA port.
  • Rear: 2x USB 3.0 ports and 1x DB-15 VGA port.
Cooling Six hot-swap system fans with N+1 redundancy.
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 1600 W (200 - 240 V) High Efficiency Platinum power supplies.
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 and 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, XClarity Energy Manager, Nutanix Prism.
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: Starter, Pro, and Ultimate editions.
Hypervisors VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3 and 6.5 (factory preload).
Hardware warranty Three-year or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with selectable service levels: 9x5 next business day (NBD), 24x7x4, and 24x7x2.
Software maintenance Three-year or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected warranty period).
Dimensions Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.), width: 445 mm (17.5 in.), depth: 720 mm (28.3 in.)
Weight Maximum configuration: 32 kg (70.5 lb)

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile HX3720 appliance.

Table 3. HX3720 system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor HX3720: Half-wide, 1U node; up to four nodes per enclosure.
HX Series enclosure: 2U Four-node (2U4N) rack-mount.
Processor Two Intel Xeon Silver, Gold, or Platinum processors:
  • Up to 16 cores (2.0 GHz core speeds) per processor.
  • Up to 2.6 GHz core speeds (12 cores per processor).
  • Two UPI links up to 10.4 GT/s each per processor.
  • Up to 2666 MHz memory speed.
  • Up to 140 W processor TDP.
Chipset Intel C624.
Memory Up to 12 DIMMs. Support for 16 GB and 32 GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz RDIMMs or 64 GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz LRDIMMs.
Memory capacity Up to 768 GB with 12x 64 GB LRDIMMs.
Memory protection Error correction code (ECC), Single Device Data Correction (SDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs), patrol scrubbing, and demand scrubbing.
Drive bays 6x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap.
Storage capacity
  • Hybrid: Up to 8 TB (HDDs) + Up to 7.68 TB (SSDs).
  • All Flash: Up to 23.04 TB (SSDs).
Storage controller 1x 430-8i custom HBA (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA).
Network interfaces
  • 2x 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 Ethernet RJ-45 port for systems management (in the HX Series enclosure).
Boot drive 2x 128 GB M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs (RAID-1).
I/O expansion slots
  • 1x PCIe slot: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile.
  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x8 port for an internal storage controller.
Cooling Five hot-swap system fans in the enclosure.
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 2000 W (200 - 240 V) Platinum power supplies in the enclosure.
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, XClarity Energy Manager, Nutanix Prism.
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or 2.0 (configurable UEFI setting).
Software Nutanix Acropolis: Starter, Pro, and Ultimate editions.
Hypervisors
  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (default factory preload).
  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3 and 6.5 (optional factory preload).
  • Optional support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition (Hyper-V) (field-installable option only).
Hardware warranty Three-year or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with selectable service levels: 9x5 next business day (NBD), 24x7x4, and 24x7x2.
Software maintenance Three-year or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected warranty period).
Dimensions
  • Enclosure: Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.), width: 448 mm (17.6 in.), depth: 834 mm (32.8 in.).
  • Node: Height: 41 mm (1.6 in.), width: 222 mm (8.7 in.), depth: 562 mm (21.1 in.).
Weight
  • Enclosure (maximum configuration, with four nodes): 55.0 kg (121.3 lb).
  • Node (maximum configuration): 7.5 kg (16.5 lb).

Factory-integrated models

Factory-integrated models of the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances are configured by using the Lenovo Enterprise Solutions Configurator (LESC):
http://lesc.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 models of the ThinkAgile HX3320, HX3520-G, and HX3720 appliances.

Table 4. Base CTO models
Description Machine Type/Model
ThinkAgile HX3320 Appliance 7X83CTO3WW
ThinkAgile HX3520-G Appliance 7X84CTO3WW
ThinkAgile HX3720 Appliance 7X82CTO2WW

The following table lists the default configurations of each appliance.

Table 5. Default configurations
Model Intel Xeon
processor
Memory
(RDIMMs)
Storage
controller
SSDs HDDs M.2 SSD
boot drive
NIC Power
supply
Tool-less rail kit
CMA
HX3320
Hybrid
2x 6136 12C 384GB
(12x 32GB)
1x 430-16i 3.84TB
(2x 1.92TB)
6TB
(6x 1TB)
2x 128GB
(RAID-1)
2x 10GbE
SFP+
2x 1100W
Platinum
Y Y
HX3320
All Flash
2x 6136 12C 384GB
(12x 32GB)
1x 430-16i 11.52TB
(6x 1.92TB)
None 2x 128GB
(RAID-1)
2x 10GbE
SFP+
2x 1100W
Platinum
Y Y
HX3520-G
Hybrid
2x 6126 12C 384GB
(12x 32GB)
1x 430-16i 3.84TB
(2x 1.92TB)
12TB
(12x 1TB)
2x 128GB
(RAID-1)
4x 10GbE
SFP+
2x 1600W
Platinum
Y Y
HX3520-G
All Flash
2x 6126 12C 384GB
(12x 32GB)
1x 430-16i 23.04TB
(12x 1.92TB)
None 2x 128GB
(RAID-1)
4x 10GbE
SFP+
2x 1600W
Platinum
Y Y
HX3720
Hybrid
2x 6126 12C 384GB
(12x 32GB)
1x 430-8i 3.84TB
(2x 1.92TB)
8TB
(4x 2TB)
2x 128GB
(RAID-1)
2x 10GbE
SFP+
N/A N/A N/A
HX3720
All Flash
2x 6126 12C 384GB
(12x 32GB)
1x 430-8i 7.68TB
(4x 1.92TB)
None 2x 128GB
(RAID-1)
2x 10GbE
SFP+
N/A N/A N/A
HX Series
Enclosure
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2x 2000W
Platinum
Y Y

The HX3320 and HX3520-G appliances ship with the following items:

  • Documentation package
  • 1U (HX3320) or 2U (HX3520-G) Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with Cable Management Arm (CMA)
  • Two 2.8 m IEC 320-C13 to C14 rack power cables

The HX3720 appliances ship with the following items:

  • Documentation package
  • D2 Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with CMA (enclosure only)
  • Two 1.5 m IEC 320-C13 to C14 rack power cable (enclosure only)

It is possible to perform a hardware upgrade after the initial deployment, such as adding more memory or network adapters, by purchasing the hardware upgrade option listed in the following table.

Table 6. Hardware upgrade option
Description Part number Quantity
Nutanix HW Upgrade 01KT971 1

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

Processors

The ThinkAgile HX3320, HX3520-G, and HX3720 appliances ship with two processors.

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

Table 7. Processor selection options
Description Quantity
HX3320
HX3520-G
HX3720
Intel Xeon Silver processors
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 8C 85W 2.1GHz Processor 2 Y N N
Intel Xeon Silver 4114 10C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 2 Y N N
Intel Xeon Silver 4116 12C 85W 2.1GHz Processor 2 Y Y Y
Intel Xeon Gold processors
Intel Xeon Gold 5115 10C 85W 2.4GHz Processor 2 Y Y Y
Intel Xeon Gold 6126 12C 125W 2.6GHz Processor 2 Y Y Y
Intel Xeon Gold 6136 12C 150W 3.0GHz Processor 2 Y N N
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 18C 140W 2.3GHz Processor 2 Y N Y
Intel Xeon Gold 6150 18C 165W 2.7GHz Processor 2 Y N N
Intel Xeon Gold 6152 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor 2 Y N Y
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
Intel Xeon Platinum 8153 16C 125W 2.0GHz Processor 2 Y Y Y
Intel Xeon Platinum 8158 12C 150W 3.0GHz Processor 2 Y N N
Intel Xeon Platinum 8164 26C 150W 2.0GHz Processor 2 Y N N
Intel Xeon Platinum 8170 26C 165W 2.1GHz Processor 2 Y N N
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 28C 165W 2.1GHz Processor 2 Y N N

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

Table 8. 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
4110 2.1 / 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
Intel Xeon Gold processors
5115 2.4 / 3.2 GHz 10 / 20 13.75 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 85W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6126 2.6 / 3.7 GHz 12 / 24 19.25 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 125W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6136 3.0 / 3.7 GHz 12 / 24 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 150W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6140 2.3 / 3.7 GHz 18 / 36 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 140W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6150 2.7 / 3.7 GHz 18 / 36 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 165W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6152 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 22 / 44 30.25 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 140W Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
8153 2.0 / 2.8 GHz 16 / 32 22 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 125W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8158 3.0 / 3.7 GHz 12 / 24 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 150W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8164 2.0 / 3.7 GHz 26 / 52 35.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 150W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8170 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 26 / 52 35.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 165W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8176 2.1 / 3.8 GHz 28 / 56 38.5 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 165W Yes Yes Yes Yes

Memory

The ThinkAgile HX3320, HX3520-G, and HX3720 appliances support 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 HX3320 and HX3520-G support up to 24 DIMMs, and the HX3720 supports up to 12 DIMMs. The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The appliances support RDIMMs or LRDIMMs; mixing RDIMMs and LRDIMMs is not supported.
  • 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 2666 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 9. Memory selection options
Selection option Description Quantity
HX3320
HX3520-G
HX3720
192 GB ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 12 Y Y Y
384 GB ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 12 Y Y Y
768 GB ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 24 Y Y N
768 GB ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) LRDIMM 12 Y Y Y
1536 GB ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) LRDIMM 24 Y Y N

Internal storage

The ThinkAgile HX3320, HX3520-G, and HX3720 appliances support the internal drive configurations listed in the following tables.

Table 10. Internal drive configurations: Hybrid
Model Hot-swap drive quantity Hypervisor boot drive
2.5" 6 Gb NL SATA
HDDs (min / max)
2.5" 12 Gb SAS,
6 Gb SATA SSDs
Storage
controller
M.2 6 Gb
SATA SSDs
Storage
controller
HX3320 Hybrid 6 / 8 2 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
6 / 7 3 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
6 / 6 4 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX3520-G Hybrid 12 / 14 2 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
12 / 13 3 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
12 / 12 4 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX3720 Hybrid 4 / 4 2 1x 430-8i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
Table 11. Internal drive configurations: All Flash
Model Hot-swap drive quantity Hypervisor boot drive
2.5" 12 Gb SAS, 6 Gb NL SATA
SSDs (min / max)
Storage
controller
M.2 6 Gb
SATA SSDs
Storage
controller
HX3320 All Flash 6 / 10 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX3520-G All Flash 12 / 16 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX3720 All Flash 4 / 6 1x 430-8i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring

The following tables list the drive selection options for hybrid and all flash configurations.

Table 12. Drive selection options: Hybrid configurations
Description Quantity (min / max)
HX3320 HX3520-G HX3720
SSD selection: Cache tier
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 2
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1633a 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 2
HDD selection: Capacity tier
ThinkSystem 2.5" 1TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 6 / 8 12 / 14 4 / 4
ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 6 / 8 12 / 14 4 / 4
Table 13. Drive selection options: All Flash configurations
Description Quantity (min / max)
HX3320 HX3520-G HX3720
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 6 / 10 12 / 16 4 / 6
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1633a 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 6 / 10 12 / 16 4 / 6

Configuration note: All SSD drives in the appliance must be of the same type and capacity. All HDD drives in the appliance must be of the same type and capacity.

Network connectivity

The ThinkAgile HX3320 and HX3520-G 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 or four additional 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, or 25 GbE SFP28 expansion ports can be selected, if required.

The ThinkAgile HX3720 appliances provide base two-port 1/10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ network connectivity with the onboard Intel X722 NIC in the appliance and an Ethernet I/O Module (EIOM) installed in the HX Series enclosure. Two additional 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, or 25 GbE SFP28 expansion ports can be selected, if required.

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

Table 14. Network adapter selection options
Description Quantity
(min / max)
HX3320
HX3520-G
HX3720
1/10 GbE RJ-45 base ports
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port Base-T LOM (RJ-45) 0 / 1 Y Y N
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port Base-T LOM (RJ-45) 0 / 1 Y Y N
ThinkSystem D2 10Gb 8 port EIOM Base-T RJ-45 0 / 1* N N Y
1/10 GbE RJ-45 expansion ports
Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter (RJ-45) 0 / 2^ Y Y Y^
10 GbE SFP+ base ports
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port SFP+ LOM 0 / 1 Y Y N
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port SFP+ LOM 0 / 1 Y Y N
ThinkSystem D2 10Gb 8 port EIOM SFP+ 0 / 1* N N Y
10 GbE SFP+ expansion ports
ThinkSystem Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet adapter 0 / 2^ Y Y Y^
25 GbE SFP+ expansion ports
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 2x25GbE SFP28 Adapter 0 / 2^ Y Y Y^

^ The maximum number of expansion adapters supported in the HX3720 appliances is one.
* Per HX Series Enclosure.

Configuration notes:

  • One of the 1/10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ LOM cards or EIOMs is required for selection, and it provides base network connectivity. Optional expansion ports can be selected, if needed.
  • The 10 GbE RJ-45 and SFP+ ports cannot be intermixed in the same appliance, that is, either 10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ ports can be selected for the appliance, but not both port types.
  • The SFP+/SFP28 ports require SFP+/SFP28 transceivers or direct-attach copper (DAC) cables that should be ordered for the appliance. 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 transceivers and cables for the 10 GbE SFP+ adapters.

Table 15. Transceivers and cables for 10 GbE SFP+ adapters
Description Part number Feature code
10 GbE SFP+ SR transceivers for 10 GbE SFP+ adapters
Lenovo 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver 46C3447 5053
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
Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN520 ASRC
Passive SFP+ DAC cables for 10 GbE SFP+ adapters
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+ adapters
Lenovo 1m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX111 AT2R
Lenovo 3m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX114 AT2S
Lenovo 5m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX117 AT2T

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

Table 16. Transceivers and cables for 25 GbE SFP28 adapters
Description Part number Feature code
25 GbE SFP28 SR transceivers for 25 GbE SFP+ adapters
Lenovo 25GBase-SR SFP28 Transceiver 7G17A03537 AV1B
Passive copper cables for 25 GbE SFP28 network adapters
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

GPU adapters

The HX3520-G appliance supports GPU adapter selection options listed in the following table.

Table 17. GPU adapter selection options
Description Quantity
(min / max)
HX3320
HX3520-G
HX3720
NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU, PCIe (passive) 1 / 2 N Y N

Power supplies

The HX3320 appliance ships with two 1100 W (230V/115V) Platinum hot-swap power supplies that provide N+N redundancy. The HX3520-G appliance ships with two 1600 W (230V) Platinum hot-swap power supplies that provide N+N redundancy. The HX Series Enclosure ships with two 2000 W (230V) Platinum hot-swap power supplies that provide N+N redundancy.

Rack installation

The HX3320 appliances ship with a 1U rail kit with CMA, the HX3520-G appliances ship with a 2U rail kit with CMA, and the HX Series Enclosures ship with a D2 rail kit with CMA. The following table summarizes the rail kit features and specifications.

Table 18. Rail kit features and specifications summary
Feature 1U or 2U Tool-less Slide Rail with CMA D2 Slide Rail with CMA
CMA Included Included
Rail length 807 mm (31.8 in.) 853 mm (33.58 in.)
Rail type Full-out slide (ball bearing) Full-out slide (ball bearing)
Tool-less installation Yes Yes
In-rack maintenance Yes Yes
1U PDU support Yes Yes
0U PDU support Limited* No
Rack type IBM and Lenovo 4-post,
IEC standard-compliant
IBM and Lenovo 4-post,
IEC standard-compliant
Mounting holes Square or round Square or round
Mounting flange thickness 2 mm (0.08 in.) – 3.3 mm (0.13 in.) 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.) 609.6 mm (24 in.) – 812.8 mm (32 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.

Hypervisors

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances support the following hypervisors:

  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)
  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3
  • VMware ESXi 6.5
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 DataCenter Edition (Hyper-V)

Notes:

  • The HX Series appliances ship with Nutanix AHV (default) or VMware ESXi (optional) preloaded.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V is supported as a field-installable option only.
  • The HX3520-G appliances support ESXi only.

Software

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances can be configured with one of the Nutanix Software editions that are listed in the following table. The Starter edition is factory-preloaded and the appropriate license can be downloaded from the Nutanix website to match the serial number of the appliance.

Table 19. Nutanix software options
Description Quantity
Nutanix Starter Edition 1
Nutanix Pro Edition (default selection) 1
Nutanix Ultimate Edition 1

The Starter edition offers the core set of Nutanix software functionality. This edition is ideal for small-scale deployments with a limited set of workloads.

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.

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

Table 20. Nutanix software upgrade options
Description Part number
Nutanix Starter to Pro Upgrade 01GU985
Nutanix Starter to Ultimate Upgrade 01GU986
Nutanix Pro to Ultimate Upgrade 01GU987

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

The following table compares features of the Nutanix software editions.

Table 21. Nutanix software editions feature comparison
Feature Nutanix software edition
Starter Pro Ultimate
Enterprise storage
Cluster size 12 nodes max Unlimited Unlimited
Heterogeneous clusters Yes Yes Yes
VM-centric snapshots and clones Yes Yes Yes
Volume groups Yes Yes Yes
Data tiering Yes Yes Yes
Online cluster grow/shrink Yes Yes Yes
Acropolis container services Yes Yes Yes
Inline compression Yes Yes Yes
Inline performance deduplication Yes Yes Yes
MapReduce compression No Yes Yes
MapReduce deduplication No Yes Yes
Erasure Coding (EC-X) No Yes Yes
Acropolis block services No Yes Yes
Acropolis file services No No Yes
VM Flash Mode (Pin to SSD) No No Yes
Infrastructure resilience
Data path redundancy Yes Yes Yes
Redundancy factor 2 (Fixed) 2 or 3 (Tunable) 2 or 3 (Tunable)
Availability domains No Yes Yes
Data protection
Asynchronous replication and disaster recovery (DR) Yes Yes Yes
Application-consistent snapshots Yes Yes Yes
Time Stream (Converged local backups) Yes Yes Yes
VSS integration No Yes Yes
Cloud Connect (Backup to public clouds) No Yes Yes
Self-service restore No Yes Yes
Multiple site DR (many to many) No No Yes
Metro availability No No Yes
Synchronous replication and disaster recovery No No Yes
Security
Client authentication Yes Yes Yes
Cluster lockdown No Yes Yes
Data-at-rest encryption No No Yes*
Management and analytics
Prism Starter (Single- and multi-cluster management) Yes Yes Yes
Pulse (Automated service agent) Yes Yes Yes
Cluster health Yes Yes Yes
One-click upgrades (Nutanix OS and Hypervisor) Yes Yes Yes
Rest APIs No Yes Yes
Virtualization
VMware vSphere support Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Hyper-V support Yes Yes Yes
Built-in Acropolis Hypervisor Yes Yes Yes
VM operations Yes Yes Yes
Intelligent VM placement Yes Yes Yes
Virtual network configuration Yes Yes Yes
Host profiles Yes Yes Yes
VM high availability Yes Yes Yes
Self-service portal Yes Yes Yes

* Support is planned for the future.

Systems management

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

  • Lenovo XClarity Controller
  • Light path diagnostics (HX3320 and HX3520-G only)
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator
  • Nutanix Prism
  • 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 (HX3320 and HX3520-G only)

The HX3320 and HX3520-G 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

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 Integrators 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

In addition, Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers two software plug-in modules (Lenovo XClarity Integrators) at no charge:

  • Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Microsoft System Center
  • Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter

Lenovo XClarity Integrators allow administrators to manage physical infrastructure from leading external virtualization management software tools from Microsoft and VMware.

Lenovo XClarity Integrators offer the following additional features:

  • Ability to discover, manage, and monitor Lenovo server hardware from VMware vCenter or Microsoft System Center
  • Deployment of firmware updates to HX Series appliances from the virtualization management tool
  • 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

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

The Prism Pro software license can be selected during the initial purchase. Also, Prism Starter can be upgraded to Prism Pro after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software license options listed in the following table.

Table 22. Prism Pro software license options
Description Part number
Nutanix Prism Pro with 1Yr Support 01GU988
Nutanix Prism Pro with 2Yr Support 01GU989
Nutanix Prism Pro with 3Yr Support 01GU990
Nutanix Prism Pro with 4Yr Support 01GU991
Nutanix Prism Pro with 5Yr Support 01GU992

Configuration note: You should request a quote for the selected Prism Pro part number from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.

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

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:

  • 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 is an optional, separately orderable software component for the HX Series appliances that is licensed on a per managed node basis; that is, each managed system requires a license.

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

Table 23. Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager software options
Description Part number
(NA, AP, Japan)*
Part number
(EMEA, LA)**
Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager, 1 Node w/ 1 Yr S&S 01DA225 01DA228
Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager, 5 Nodes w/ 1 Yr S&S 01DA226 01DA229
Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager, 50 Nodes w/ 1 Yr S&S 01DA227 01DA230

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

Physical specifications

The ThinkAgile HX3320 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)

The ThinkAgile HX3520-G appliances have the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width: 445 mm (17.5 in.)
  • Depth: 720 mm (28.3 in.)
  • Weight (maximum): 32 kg (70.5 lb)

The ThinkAgile HX3720 appliances have the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Enclosure
    • Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
    • Width: 448 mm (17.6 in.)
    • Depth: 834 mm (32.8 in.)
    • Weight (maximum, with four nodes): 55.0 kg (121.3 lb)
  • Node
    • Height: 41 mm (1.6 in.)
    • Width: 222 mm (8.7 in.)
    • Depth: 562 mm (22.1 in.)
    • Weight (maximum): 7.5 kg (16.5 lb)

Operating environment

The HX Series appliances comply with ASHRAE class A2 specifications. The appliance performance might be impacted when the operating temperature is outside the ASHRAE A2 specifications. Depending on the hardware configuration, some HX3320 and HX3720 appliances comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications. To comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications, the appliances must meet the following hardware configuration requirements at the same time:

  • HX3320:
    • Processors with TDP more than or equal to 150 W not installed.
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6126 processors not installed.
  • HX3720: Processors with TDP more than or equal to 125 W not installed.

Note: The HX3520-G appliance complies with ASHRAE class A2 specifications only.

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 (1100 W power supplies only)
    • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz / 60 Hz
    • 180 - 300 V DC (supported in China only)
  • Acoustics (maximum configuration, operating):
    • HX3320: 6.5 bels
    • HX3520-G: 6.8 bels
    • HX3720: 6.8 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 24. 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
1100W AC Platinum 100 - 127 V AC 1382 W 12 A 4715 BTU/hour
200 - 240 V AC 1408 W 6 A 4804 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 1408 W 5.1 A 4804 BTU/hour
1600W AC Platinum 200 - 240 V AC 2068 W 8.7 A 7056 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 2024 W 7.3 A 6906 BTU/hour
2000W AC Platinum 200 - 240 V AC 2610 W 11 A 8905 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 2597 W 9.2 A 8861 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.

Note: Lenovo warranty service coverage levels are country-specific. Not all warranty service levels are available in every country.

The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.

Table 25. Warranty service definitions
Term Description
Parts Delivered If a problem with your product cannot be resolved via telephone and a CRU part is required, Lenovo will send a replacement CRU to arrive at your location. If a problem with your product cannot be resolved via telephone and a FRU part is required, a Service Technician will be dispatched to arrive at your location.  
Onsite Service 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 2 hours, 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.
Committed Repair 6 hours: The time period between the service request registration in Lenovo’s call management system and the restoration of the product to conformance with its specification by a Service Technician. 

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

  • Three or five years of service coverage
    • Base warranty: 9x5 Next Business Day response with parts delivered
    • Foundation service: 9x5 Next Business Say onsite response
    • Essential service: 24x7 4-hour onsite response
    • Advanced service: 24x7 2-hour onsite response or 24x7 6-hour committed service repair (available only in select countries)
  • YourDrive YourData

    Lenovo’s YourDrive YourData service 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 is available with the Essential and Advanced service levels.

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
    • Installing and configuring VMware vCenter Server or Microsoft SCVMM
    • Configuring Nutanix container and Acropolis (AHV) clusters
    • 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

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 26. Ethernet LAN switches
Description Part number Feature code
1 Gb Ethernet switches (IPMI management)
Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front) 7159BAX AT09
Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front) 7159CAX AT0A
Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front) 7159G52 ASY2
10 Gb Ethernet switches (10 GbE host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159A1X AU3A
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159B1X AU38
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159C1X AU36
Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front) 7159BR6 AT0B
Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front) 7159CRW ASRD
Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front) 7159GR6 ASVM
25 Gb Ethernet switches (25 GbE host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159E1X AV19
40 Gb Ethernet switches (40 GbE aggregation layer; 10 GbE breakout host connectivity)
Lenovo RackSwitch G8332 (Rear to Front) 7159BRX ASY4
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 AV17

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 27. Rack cabinets
Description Part number Feature code
25U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072RX 1042
25U Static S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072PX 6690
42U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 6 sidewall compartments) 93074RX 1043
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634PX A1RC
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Expansion Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634EX A1RD
42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93604PX 7649
42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93614PX 7651
42U Enterprise Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084PX 5621
42U Enterprise Expansion Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084EX 5622

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 28. Power distribution units
Description Part number Feature code
0U Basic PDUs
0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord 00YJ776 ATZY
0U 36 C13/6 C19 32A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with IEC60309 332P6 line cord 00YJ777 ATZZ
0U 21 C13/12 C19 32A/200-240V/346-415V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 532P6 cord 00YJ778 AU00
0U 21 C13/12 C19 48A/200-240V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 460P9 line cord 00YJ779 ATZX
Switched and Monitored PDUs
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 24A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ NEMA L6-30P cord 00YJ781 AU03
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched / Monitored 32A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 332P6 cord 00YJ780 AU01
0U 18 C13/6 C19 Sw. / Mon. 32A/200-240/346-415V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 532P6 cord 00YJ782 AU02
0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched / Monitored 48A/200-240V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 460P9 cord 00YJ783 AU04
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord) 46M4002 5896
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3Ph PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd cord 46M4003 5897
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord) 46M4004 5894
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord 46M4005 5895
Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module (without line cord) 71762NX 6050
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3ph with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord 71763NU 6051
C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
DPI C13 Enterprise PDU+ (without line cord) 39M2816 6030
DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU (without line cord) 39Y8941 6010
C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU (without line cord) 39Y8948 6060
DPI 60A 3 Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC 309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord 39Y8923 6061
Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
DPI 30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P line cord 39Y8938 6002
DPI 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord 39Y8939 6003
DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8934 6005
DPI 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8940 6004
DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8935 6006
Universal PDUs (7x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
DPI Universal 7 C13 PDU (with 2 m IEC 320-C19 to C20 rack power cord) 00YE443 5950
NEMA PDUs (6x NEMA 5-15R outlets)
DPI 100-127V PDU with fixed NEMA L5-15P line cord 39Y8905 5900
Line cords for PDUs that ship without a line cord
DPI 30a Line Cord (NEMA L6-30P) 40K9614 6500
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9612 6502
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 3P+N+G) 40K9611 6504
DPI 60a Cord (IEC 309 2P+G) 40K9615 6501
DPI 63a Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9613 6503
DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord (32A) 40K9617 6505
DPI Korean 8305 Line Cord (30A) 40K9618 6506

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 lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances.

Table 29. Uninterruptible power supply units
Description Part number Feature code
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-15R 12A outlets) 55941AX A53S
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A outlets) 55941KX A53T
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-20R 16A outlets) 55942AX A53U
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets) 55942KX A53V
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (6x NEMA 5-20R 16A, 1x L5-30R 24A outlets) 55943AX A53W
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets) 55943KX A53X
RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 2x C19 16A outlets) 55945KX A540
RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 2x C19 16A outlets) 55946KX A541
RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55948KX A543
RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55949KX A544
RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55948PX A546
RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55949PX A547

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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