Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix (SXN3000)Product Guide

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Abstract

Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix delivers a turnkey, pre-integrated, easy-to-deploy rack-level solution that dramatically reduces time-to-value and provides a seamless end-to-end customer experience. The solution is based on Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series appliances that combine industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix with Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family.

This product guide provides essential technical and pre-sales information on the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix, 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 SX for Nutanix and consider its use in IT solutions.

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix delivers a turnkey, pre-integrated, easy-to-deploy rack-level solution that dramatically reduces time-to-value and provides a seamless end-to-end customer experience. The solution is based on Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series appliances that combine industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix with Lenovo ThinkSystem enterprise platforms.

ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix integrates Lenovo networking, ThinkAgile HX appliances, and management, and the solution is pre-tested, factory configured, and is delivered ready to go (up to 60% of the steps that are typically done onsite are automated in the factory). Starting with four nodes to keep acquisition costs down, the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix is capable of immense scalability as business needs grow. Customers can also mix and match different models of ThinkAgile HX appliances.

Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix

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

Did you know?

The ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix is built on ThinkAgile HX Series appliances that feature enterprise-class reliability, management, and security, and they deliver the industry’s most feature-rich hyperconverged infrastructure to enterprise datacenters.

The ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix ships fully integrated into a 42U or 25U rack cabinet, tested, configured, and ready to be plugged in and turned on; it is designed to integrate into an existing infrastructure effortlessly, to dramatically accelerate time to value and reduce infrastructure maintenance costs.

Lenovo provides ThinkAgile Advantage lifecycle management with a single point of support for the entire ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix solution with the nodes, networking, and software components, for quicker problem determination and minimized downtime.

Key features

Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix integrates Lenovo networking, ThinkAgile HX appliances, and premier, easy-to-use management to administer the infrastructure as a single system. It is designed with industry-standard software defined building blocks: Nutanix hyperconverged software loaded on powerful and highly reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers.

The ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix solution offers the following key features:

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

Components

ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix is offered in two models: ThinkAgile SXN3000 42U and ThinkAgile SXN3000 25U.

The front and rear views of the ThinkAgile SXN3000 42U are shown in the following figure.

ThinkAgile SXN3000 42U front and rear views
Figure 2. ThinkAgile SXN300 42U front and rear views

The front and rear views of the ThinkAgile SXN3000 25U are shown in the following figure.

ThinkAgile SXN3000 25U front and rear views
Figure 3. ThinkAgile SXN300 25U front and rear views

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix.

Table 1. ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix system specifications
Attribute Specification
SXN3000 42U SXN3000 25U
Form factor 42U Rack cabinet (9565-RCF) 25U Rack cabinet (9565-RCG)
Dimensions
  • Height: 2009 mm
  • Width: 600 mm
  • Depth: 1096 mm
  • Height: 1244 mm
  • Width: 605 mm
  • Depth: 1000 mm
Total rack load capacity 953 kg 570 kg
Maximum rack weight 1127 kg 670 kg
AC power distribution 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored PDUs (1-phase 208 V or 230 V AC, 3-phase 380 - 415 V [220 - 240 V] AC). IEC 320-C13 to C14 AC power cables for connecting all equipment in the rack cabinet to PDUs are included.
PDUs (min / max) 2 / 6 2 / 4
Hardware warranty Three-year or five-year customer-replaceable unit limited warranty with parts delivered or technician installed parts and selectable service levels: 9x5 next business day (NBD), 24x7x4, and 24x7x2.
Software licenses Lenovo XClarity Pro 3-year software and support license is included. Nutanix Acropolis Pro or Ultimate edition software (selectable). Nutanix Prism Pro license (optional selection). VMware vSphere 6.x Standard and vCenter Server 6.x Standard 3-year software and subscription licenses can be ordered, if required.
Management software Lenovo XClarity Administrator, Nutanix Prism, VMware vCenter (if selected), Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager (optional).
Nodes
Model
  • 1U nodes: ThinkAgile HX1320, HX3320.
  • 2U nodes: ThinkAgile HX1520-R, HX3520-G, HX5520, HX5520-C, HX7520.
  • 2U4N nodes: ThinkAgile HX3720 (42U rack cabinet only).
Quantity Up to 32 nodes maximum:
  • 1U nodes: 4 - 32.
  • 2U nodes: 4 - 18.
  • 2U4N nodes: 4 - 32 (1 - 8 enclosures)
  • A combination of 1U, 2U, and 2U4N nodes:
    Up to 36U of rack space.
Up to 16 nodes maximum:
  • 1U nodes: 4 - 16.
  • 2U nodes: 4 - 8.
  • A combination of 1U and 2U nodes:
    Up to 16U of rack space.
Processor Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family.
Memory capacity
  • HX1320: Up to 384 GB.
  • HX1520-R, HX3720: Up to 768 GB.
  • HX3320, HX3520-G, HX5520, HX7520: Up to 1536 GB.
  • HX5520-C: Up to 96 GB.
Storage capacity (HDD / SSD)
  • HX1320: 16 TB / 3.84 TB.
  • HX1520-R: 60 TB / 3.84 TB.
  • HX3320: 16 TB / 7.68 TB, or 12 TB / 15.36 TB, or 38.4 TB (All Flash).
  • HX3520-G: 28 TB / 7.68 TB, or 24 TB / 15.36 TB, or 61.44 TB (All Flash).
  • HX3720: 8 TB / 7.68 TB, or 23.04 TB (All Flash).
  • HX5520, HX5520-C: 60 TB / 3.84 TB.
  • HX7520: 40 TB / 15.36 TB, or 32 TB / 30.72 TB, or 61.44 TB (All Flash).
Boot drive 2x 128 GB M.2 SSDs (RAID-1).
Network interfaces
  • 2x 10 GbE SFP+ or RJ-45 ports connected to the VM/storage network (SFP+ DAC or UTP Category 6 cables included).
  • 1x GbE dedicated XCC or SMM management port (RJ-45) connected to the management network (UTP Category 5E cable included).
Management features XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise, proactive platform alerts, XClarity Pro.
Power supplies Two redundant hot-swap High Efficiency Platinum AC power supplies:
  • HX1320, HX5520-C: 550 W.
  • HX1520-R: 750 W.
  • HX3320, HX5520, HX7520: 1100 W.
  • HX3520-G: 1600 W.
  • HX3720 (in the HX Series enclosure): 2000 W.
Hypervisor
  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (default factory preload).
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 or 6.0 Update 3 (optional factory preload).
  • Optional support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition (Hyper-V) (field-installable option only).
Networking
Management network 1x G8052 GbE switch (7159-HCJ): 48x 1 GbE RJ-45 ports and 4x 10 GbE SFP+ ports.
Management network uplinks
  • 2x 10 m 1 GbE RJ-45 UTP Category 6; or
  • 2x 20 m 10 GbE SFP+ active optical cables.
VM/storage network
  • 10 GbE SFP+ connectivity with 2x G8272 switches (7159-HCN), each with:
    • 48x 10 GbE SFP+ ports.
    • 6x 40 GbE QSFP+ ports.
  • 10 GbE RJ-45 connectivity with 2x NE1072T switches (7159-HDB), each with:
    • 48x 10 GbE RJ-45 ports.
    • 6x 40 GbE QSFP+ ports.
VM network VLAG uplinks 10 GbE SFP+ network:
  • Up to 8x 20 m 10 GbE SFP+ active optical cables; or
  • Up to 8x 20 m 40 GbE QSFP+ active optical cables.
10 GbE RJ-45 network:
  • Up to 8x 10 m 10 GbE RJ-45 UTP Category 6 cables; or
  • Up to 8x 20 m 40 GbE QSFP+ active optical cables.
Management interfaces
  • G8052: In-band management.
  • G8272: 1x 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet.
  • NE1072T: 1x 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet.
Software features
  • G8052 (Enterprise NOS):
    Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, VLANs, VLAN tagging, spanning tree, link aggregation, Hot Links, Layer 2 failover, VRRP, QoS, IP v4/v6 management and routing.
  • G8272 (Cloud NOS):
    Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, VLANs, VLAN tagging, spanning tree, link aggregation, Hot Links, Layer 2 failover,  VRRP, QoS, CEE, IP v4/v6 management and routing, ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator.
  • NE1072T (Cloud NOS):
    Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, VLANs, VLAN tagging, spanning tree, link aggregation, Hot Links, Layer 2 failover,  VRRP, QoS, CEE, IP v4/v6 management and routing, ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator.
Cooling
  • G8052: Three N+1 redundant hot-swap fans.
  • G8272: Four N+1 redundant hot-swap fans.
  • NE1072T: Five N+1 redundant hot-swap fans.
Power supplies
  • G8052: Two redundant hot-swap 450 W AC.
  • G8272: Two redundant hot-swap 460 W AC.
  • NE1072T: Two redundant hot-swap 770 W AC.

Models

Factory-integrated ThinkAgile SXN3000 models of the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix are configured by using the Lenovo Enterprise Solutions Configurator (LESC):
http://lesc.lenovo.com

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

The configuration of the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix includes the following selectable components:

  • Rack cabinet
    • 42U
    • 25U
  • Power distribution infrastructure
    • 208 V AC single-phase (US)
    • 230 V AC single-phase (non-US)
    • 230 V AC three-phase (non-US)
    • 380-415 V AC three-phase (non-US)
  • Node configuration
    • Node type and model
      • HX1320
      • HX1520-R
      • HX3320
      • HX3520-G
      • HX3720
      • HX5520
      • HX5520-C
      • HX7520
    • Processor model
    • Memory capacity
    • Storage capacity
    • Node quantity

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

  • Networking
    • 10 GbE SFP+ connectivity: RackSwitch G8272
    • 10 GbE RJ-45 connectivity: ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch
    • 1 GbE management network: RackSwitch G8052 (derived by the configuration tool)
  • Software
    • Lenovo XClarity Pro 3-year software and support license is included.
    • Hypervisor
      • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) (factory preload; selected by default)
      • VMware vSphere (ESXi) (optional factory preload)
      • Microsoft Hyper-V (optional; field-installable only)
    • VMware vSphere software licenses
      (optional; if selected, the quantity is derived based on the number of ESXi-based nodes)
    • VMware vCenter Server licenses (optional)
    • Nutanix software edition
      • Pro (selected by default)
      • Ultimate
    • Nutanix Prism Pro (optional)
    • Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager (optional)
  • Warranty
    • Three or five years of service coverage
      • 9x5 Next Business Day response with parts delivered (default selection) or onsite response
      • 24x7 4-hour or 2-hour onsite response or 24x7 6-hour committed service repair (available only in select countries)
      • Premier services (optional)
    • YourDrive YourData
  • Services
    • Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage lifecycle services: Deployment services and single point of support
    • Health check (onsite firmware updates from Lenovo) (optional)
    • Managed services (remote monitoring and management by Lenovo managed services team) (optional)

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the base models of the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix rack cabinets.

Table 2. Base models of the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix rack cabinet
Description Machine Type-Model Feature code
ThinkAgile SXN3000 for Nutanix with 25U Rack 9565-RCG B14C
ThinkAgile SXN3000 for Nutanix with 42U Rack 9565-RCF B14D

Configuration note: 1U, 3U, and 5U Filler panels will be derived based on the number of nodes selected.

Power distribution

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

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

The power distribution topology is illustrated in the following figure.

Power distribution topology
Figure 4. Power distribution topology

The following table lists the power distribution units for the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix rack cabinets.

Table 3. Power distribution units
Description Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
42U 25U
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A/208V, NEMA L6-30P 1-Phase PDU 5908 2 / 6 2 / 4
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A/208V, IEC 309 2P+G 1-Phase PDU 5909 2 / 6 2 / 4
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A/230V, IEC 309 P+N+G 1-Phase PDU 5910 2 / 6 2 / 4
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 63A/230V, IEC 309 P+N+G 1-Phase PDU 5911 2 / 6 2 / 4
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A/380-415V, IEC 309 3P+N+G 3-Phase PDU 5912 2 / 6 2 / 4
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 32A/230V, AS/NZ 3112 1-Phase PDU 5913 2 / 6 2 / 4
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 30A/230V, KSC 8305 1-Phase PDU 5914 2 / 6 2 / 4
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 16A/380-415V, IEC 309 3P+N+G 3-Phase PDU A3T5 2 / 6 2 / 4

Configuration notes:

  • Only one type of PDUs is supported within the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix rack cabinet; different PDU types cannot be mixed within the rack cabinet.
  • The quantity of PDUs required for the configuration is derived based on the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix model and the number and type of nodes selected.
  • Power cables are derived based on the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix model and the number of nodes selected.

The following table summarizes the PDU specifications.

Table 4. PDU specifications
Feature 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU
Feature code 5908 5909 5910 5911 5912 5913 5914 A3T5
Phase 1-phase 1-phase 1-phase 1-phase 3-phase WYE 1-phase 1-phase 3-phase WYE
Voltage 208 V AC 208 V AC 230 V AC 230 V AC 380-415 V AC
(220-240 V AC)
230 V AC 230 V AC 380-415 V AC
(220-240 V AC)
Line cord
input amperage
24 A 48 A 32 A 63 A 32 A / phase 32 A 30 A 16 A / phase
Line cord
input connector 
NEMA
L6-30P
IEC 309
2P+G
IEC 309
P+N+G
IEC 309
P+N+G
IEC 309
3P+N+G
AS/NZ
3112
KSC
8305
IEC 309
3P+N+G
Output connectors 12x IEC 320-C13
Management port 10/100 Mb Ethernet

Nodes

The ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix uses the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series nodes listed in the following table.

Table 5. HX Series nodes for ThinkAgile HX for Nutanix
Appliance Processor
quantity*
Maximum memory
capacity**
Storage
controller
Maximum storage
capacity (HDD/SSD)^
Hypervisor
boot drive
10 GbE
ports
Power
supply
HX1320 1 384 GB 1x 430-8i 16 TB / 3.84 TB 2x 128 GB M.2 2 2x 550 W
HX1520-R 2 768 GB 1x 430-16i 60 TB / 3.84 TB 2x 128 GB M.2 2 2x 750 W
HX3320 2 1536 GB 1x 430-16i 16 TB / 7.68 TB
12 TB / 15.36 TB
- / 38.4 TB
2x 128 GB M.2 2 2x 1100 W
HX3520-G 2 1536 GB 1x 430-16i 28 TB / 7.68 TB
24 TB / 15.36 TB
- / 61.44 TB
2x 128 GB M.2 2 2x 1600 W
HX3720 2 768 GB 1x 430-8i 8 TB / 7.68 TB
- / 23.04 TB
2x 128 GB M.2 2 2x 2000 W†
HX5520 2 1536 GB 1x 430-16i 60 TB / 3.84 TB 2x 128 GB M.2 2 2x 1100 W
HX5520-C 1 96 GB 1x 430-16i 60 TB / 3.84 TB 2x 128 GB M.2 2 2x 550 W
HX7520 2 1536 GB 3x 430-8i 40 TB / 15.36 TB
32 TB / 30.72 TB
- / 61.44 TB
2x 128 GB M.2 2 2x 1100 W

* Processor model is selectable (See Processors).
** Memory capacity is configurable (See Memory).
^ Storage capacity is configurable (See Internal storage).
† In the HX Series enclosure.

Processors

The HX Series nodes for ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix support the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family.

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

Table 6. Processor selection options
Description Feature code Quantity
HX1320
HX1520-R
HX3320
HX3520-G
HX3720
HX5520
HX5520-C
HX7520
Intel Xeon Silver processors
Intel Xeon Silver 4108 8C 85W 1.8GHz Processor AWEG 2 N Y N N N N N N
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 8C 85W 2.1GHz Processor AWEE 1 Y N N N N N Y N
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 8C 85W 2.1GHz Processor AWEE 2 N Y Y N N Y N N
Intel Xeon Silver 4114 10C 85W 2.2GHz Processor AWEC 1 Y N N N N N Y N
Intel Xeon Silver 4114 10C 85W 2.2GHz Processor AWEC 2 N Y Y N N Y N N
Intel Xeon Silver 4116 12C 85W 2.1GHz Processor AWER 2 N Y Y Y Y Y N N
Intel Xeon Gold processors
Intel Xeon Gold 5115 10C 85W 2.4GHz Processor AWDU 1 Y N N N N N Y N
Intel Xeon Gold 5115 10C 85W 2.4GHz Processor AWDU 2 N Y Y Y Y Y N N
Intel Xeon Gold 6126 12C 125W 2.6GHz Processor AWEL 1 N N N N N N Y N
Intel Xeon Gold 6126 12C 125W 2.6GHz Processor AWEL 2 N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
Intel Xeon Gold 6136 12C 150W 3.0GHz Processor AWE3 2 N N Y N N Y N N
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 18C 140W 2.3GHz Processor AWE1 2 N N Y N Y Y N Y
Intel Xeon Gold 6150 18C 165W 2.7GHz Processor AWDT 2 N N Y N N Y N Y
Intel Xeon Gold 6152 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor AWDV 2 N N Y N Y Y N Y
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
Intel Xeon Platinum 8153 16C 125W 2.0GHz Processor AWDR 2 N N Y Y Y Y N Y
Intel Xeon Platinum 8158 12C 150W 3.0GHz Processor AWDS 2 N N Y N N Y N Y
Intel Xeon Platinum 8164 26C 150W 2.0GHz Processor AWDM 2 N N Y N N Y N Y
Intel Xeon Platinum 8170 26C 165W 2.1GHz Processor AWDK 2 N N Y N N Y N Y
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 28C 165W 2.1GHz Processor AWDH 2 N N Y N N Y N Y

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

Table 7. 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
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 HX Series for ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix 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 following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • For appliances that 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 for the appliances.

Table 8. Memory selection options
Selection option Description Feature code Quantity
HX1320
HX1520-R
HX3320
HX3520-G
HX3720
HX5520
HX5520-C
HX7520
RDIMMs
64 GB 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM AUNC 4 Y N N N N N Y N
96 GB 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM AUNC 6 Y N N N N N Y N
192 GB 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM AUNC 12 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
384 GB 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM AUND 12 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
768 GB 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM AUND 24 N Y Y Y N Y N Y
LRDIMMs
768 GB 64GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) LRDIMM AUNE 12 N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
1536 GB 64GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) LRDIMM AUNE 24 N N Y Y N Y N Y

Internal storage

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances support the internal drive configurations listed in the following tables.

Table 9. Internal drive configurations: Hybrid
Model Hot-swap drive quantity and form factor Hypervisor boot drive
HDDs (min / max) SSDs Storage
controller
M.2 6 Gb
SATA SSDs
Storage
controller
HX1320 2 LFF 2 LFF 1x 430-8i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX1520-R 10 LFF 2 LFF 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX3320 Hybrid 6 / 8 SFF 2 SFF 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
6 / 7 SFF 3 SFF 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
6 / 6 SFF 4 SFF 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX3520-G Hybrid 12 / 14 SFF 2 SFF 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
12 / 13 SFF 3 SFF 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
12 / 12 SFF 4 SFF 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX3720 Hybrid 4 / 4 SFF 2 SFF 1x 430-8i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX5520 10 LFF 2 LFF 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX5520-C 10 LFF 2 LFF 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX7520 Hybrid 16 / 20 SFF 4 SFF 3x 430-8i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
16 / 19 SFF 5 SFF 3x 430-8i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
16 / 18 SFF 6 SFF 3x 430-8i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
16 / 17 SFF 7 SFF 3x 430-8i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
16 / 16 SFF 8 SFF 3x 430-8i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
Table 10. Internal drive configurations: All Flash
Model Hot-swap drive quantity and form factor Hypervisor boot drive
SSDs (min / max) Storage
controller
M.2 6 Gb
SATA SSDs
Storage
controller
HX3320 All Flash 6 / 10 SFF 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX3520-G All Flash 12 / 16 SFF 1x 430-16i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX3720 All Flash 4 / 6 SFF 1x 430-8i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring
HX7520 All Flash 18 / 24 SFF 3x 430-8i 2x 128 GB M.2 with Mirroring

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

Table 11. Drive selection options: SFF Hybrid configurations
Description Feature code Quantity (min / max)
HX3320
HX3520-G
HX3720
HX7520
SSD selection: Cache tier
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD B0ZR 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 2 4 / 8
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD B0ZS 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 2 4 / 8
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1633a 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD AUMK 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 2 4 / 8
HDD selection: Capacity tier
ThinkSystem 2.5" 1TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD AUUE 6 / 8 12 / 14 4 / 4 16 / 20
ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD AUUJ 6 / 8 12 / 14 4 / 4 16 / 20
Table 12. Drive selection options: LFF Hybrid configurations
Description Feature code Quantity
HX1320
HX1520-R
HX5520
HX5520-C
SSD selection: Cache tier
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 960B Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD B114 2 2 2 2
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD B115 2 2 2 2
HDD selection: Capacity tier
ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD AUU8 2 10 10 10
ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD AUUA 2 10 10 10
ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD AUU9 2 6 6 6
Table 13. Drive selection options: SFF All Flash configurations
Description Feature code Quantity (min / max)
HX3320
HX3520-G
HX3720
HX7520
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD B0ZR 6 / 10 12 / 16 4 / 6 18 / 24
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD B0ZS 6 / 10 12 / 16 4 / 6 18 / 24
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1633a 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD AUMK 6 / 10 12 / 16 4 / 6 16 / 16

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 HX Series appliances provide two-port 10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ network connectivity with the onboard Intel X722 NIC and a LOM card installed in the appliance or an Ethernet I/O Module (EIOM) installed in the HX Series enclosure.

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

Table 14. Network adapter options
Description Feature code Quantity
LOM cards for 1U and 2U nodes
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port Base-T LOM (RJ-45) AUKL 1
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port SFP+ LOM AUKJ 1
EIOM modules for HX Series enclosure
ThinkSystem D2 10Gb 8 port EIOM Base-T RJ-45 AUYA 1
ThinkSystem D2 10Gb 8 port EIOM SFP+ AUY9 1

Configuration note: All 10 GbE SFP+ DAC or RJ-45 Category 6 cables for the VM/storage network are derived based on the number of nodes selected.

For more information about the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances, refer to the following Lenovo Press Product Guides:

Networking

The ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix uses the Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 to provide management network connectivity. For VM/storage network, customer can choose either 10 GbE SFP+ connectivity by selecting two RackSwitch G8272 switches or 10 GbE RJ-45 connectivity by selecting two ThinkSystem NE1072T switches. VM/storage network uses a pair of switches for availability and redundancy purposes.

Dedicated XCC management ports on the 1U and 2U nodes, an SMM management port on the 2U4N enclosure, management ports on the G8272 or NE1072T VM/storage network switches, and management ports on the monitored PDUs are connected to the G8052 management network switch. A management network switch provides two 1 GbE uplinks (2x 10 m RJ-45 UTP Category 6 cables) or two 10 GbE uplinks (2x 20 m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cables) for upstream network integration.

Two 10 GbE ports on each node are connected to a pair of the G8272 (10 GbE SFP+) or NE1072T (10 GbE RJ-45) VM/storage network switches. The switches are connected to each other via two 40 GbE links configured as a LAG.

Each of two G8272 switches provides up to four 10 GbE SFP+ uplinks (up to 4x 20 m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cables) or up to four 40 GbE QSFP+ uplinks (up to 4x 20 m QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cables) that are configured in a virtual link aggregation group (VLAG) for upstream network integration.

Each of two NE1072T switches provides up to four 10 GbE RJ-45 uplinks (up to 4x 10 m RJ-45 UTP Category 6 cables) or up to four 40 GbE QSFP+ uplinks (up to 4x 20 m QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cables) that are configured in a virtual link aggregation group (VLAG) for upstream network integration.

The network connectivity topology is illustrated in the following figure.

Network connectivity topology
Figure 5. Network connectivity topology

The following table lists available switches.

Table 15. RackSwitch options for ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix
Description Machine Type-Model Feature code Quantity
1 GbE management network
RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front) for ThinkAgile SXN 7159-HCJ B205 1
10 GbE SFP+ VM/storage network
RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front) for ThinkAgile SXN 7159-HCN B14F 2
10 GbE RJ-45 VM/storage network
NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) for ThinkAgile SXN 7159-HDB B14G 2

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

Table 16. RackSwitch specifications summary
Feature G8052 G8272 NE1072T
Software ENOS CNOS CNOS
Ports
  • 48x GbE RJ-45 fixed
  • 4x 10 GbE SFP+
  • 48x 10 GbE SFP+
  • 6x 40 GbE QSFP+
  • 48x 10 GbE RJ-45
  • 6x 40 GbE QSFP+
Management ports In-band management 1x GbE RJ-45 1x GbE RJ-45
Layer 2 switching Yes Yes Yes
Layer 3 switching Yes Yes Yes
VLANs Yes Yes Yes
VLAN tagging Yes Yes Yes
Link aggregation Yes Yes Yes
Virtual link aggregation Yes Yes Yes
Quality of Service Yes Yes Yes
IPv4/IPv6 management Yes Yes Yes
IPv4/IPv6 routing Yes Yes Yes
Converged
Enhanced Ethernet
No Yes Yes
Automated VM-aware
network provisioning*
No Yes Yes
Cooling 3x hot-swap fans
(N+1 redundancy)
4x hot-swap fans
(N+1 redundancy)
5x hot-swap fans
(N+1 redundancy)
Power supplies 2x 450 W AC
redundant hot-swap
2x 460 W AC
redundant hot-swap
2x 770 W AC
redundant hot-swap

* The ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator feature that works with the AHV hypervisor.

ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator gives increased visibility of the virtual infrastructure and automates VM-aware network provisioning and configuration updates for VLANs, virtual NICs, virtual networks, ACLs, and QoS based on the VM associations in a hyperconverged Nutanix environment (requires the AHV hypervisor).

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

The following table lists cables that are available for selection for the uplink ports.

Table 17. Cable selection options
Description Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
1 GbE uplinks (management network)
10m CAT6 Green Cable A1MT 0 / 2
10 GbE SFP+ uplinks (management network, VM/storage network)
20m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable ATZ2 0 / 8
10 GbE RJ-45 uplinks (VM/storage network)
10m CAT6 Green Cable A1MT 0 / 8
40 GbE QSFP+ uplinks (VM/storage network)
20m QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cable ATZ7 0 / 8

Configuration notes:

  • All UTP Category 5E cables for the 1 GbE management network and 10 GbE SFP+ DAC cables or 10 GbE RJ-45 UTP Category 6 cables for the VM/storage network are derived based on the number of nodes selected.
  • Selection of uplink connections for the management and VM/storage networks is required:
    • Management network: 1 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+
    • VM/storage network (G8272): 10 GbE SFP+ or 40 GbE QSFP+
    • VM/storage network (NE1072T): 10 GbE RJ-45 or 40 GbE QSFP+

Software

The ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix includes the following software components:

  • Hypervisor
    • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) (default preload selection)
    • VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 or 6.0 Update 3 (optional preload selection) (vSphere software and subscription licenses for the solution can be purchased from Lenovo, if not provided by the customer)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 DataCenter Edition (Hyper-V) (field-installable only)
  • Nutanix Acropolis Pro (default selection) or Ultimate (optional selection) Edition
  • VMware vCenter Server virtual appliance (if ESXi is selected) (vCenter Server software and subscription licenses for the solution can be purchased from Lenovo, if not provided by the customer)
  • Lenovo XClarity Pro (included)
  • Lenovo ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator (AHV environments only)
  • Nutanix Prism Starter (default) or Pro (optional)
  • Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager (optional)

Optionally, VMware vSphere 6 Standard and vCenter Server 6 Standard software and subscription licenses can be selected for ESXi-based deployments, if not provided by the customer (see the following table for details). The quantity of vSphere licenses is calculated automatically based on the number of HX Series nodes selected.

Table 18. Optional VMware licenses
Description Quantity
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 2 Processor Server License and Subscription 1 per HX node
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSphere 6 (Per Instance) License and Subscription 0 - 12

Nutanix software

The HX Series appliances can be configured with one of the Nutanix Software editions that are listed in the following table. The appropriate license can be downloaded from the Nutanix website to match the serial number of the appliance. The quantity of Nutanix licenses is calculated automatically based on the number of HX Series nodes selected.

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

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

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

The following table compares features of the Nutanix software editions.

Table 20. Nutanix software editions feature comparison
Feature Nutanix software edition
Pro Ultimate
Enterprise storage
Cluster size Unlimited Unlimited
Heterogeneous clusters Yes Yes
VM-centric snapshots and clones Yes Yes
Volume groups Yes Yes
Data tiering Yes Yes
Online cluster grow/shrink Yes Yes
Acropolis container services Yes Yes
Inline compression Yes Yes
Inline performance deduplication Yes Yes
MapReduce compression Yes Yes
MapReduce deduplication Yes Yes
Erasure Coding (EC-X) Yes Yes
Acropolis block services Yes Yes
Acropolis file services No Yes
VM Flash Mode (Pin to SSD) No Yes
Infrastructure resilience
Data path redundancy Yes Yes
Redundancy factor 2 or 3 (Tunable) 2 or 3 (Tunable)
Availability domains Yes Yes
Data protection
Asynchronous replication and disaster recovery (DR) Yes Yes
Application-consistent snapshots Yes Yes
Time Stream (Converged local backups) Yes Yes
VSS integration Yes Yes
Cloud Connect (Backup to public clouds) Yes Yes
Self-service restore Yes Yes
Multiple site DR (many to many) No Yes
Metro availability No Yes
Synchronous replication and disaster recovery No Yes
Security
Client authentication Yes Yes
Cluster lockdown Yes Yes
Data-at-rest encryption No Yes*
Management and analytics
Prism Starter (Single- and multi-cluster management) Yes Yes
Pulse (Automated service agent) Yes Yes
Cluster health Yes Yes
One-click upgrades (Nutanix OS and Hypervisor) Yes Yes
Rest APIs Yes Yes
Virtualization
VMware vSphere support Yes Yes
Microsoft Hyper-V support Yes Yes
Built-in Acropolis Hypervisor Yes Yes
VM operations Yes Yes
Intelligent VM placement Yes Yes
Virtual network configuration Yes Yes
Host profiles Yes Yes
VM high availability Yes Yes
Self-service portal Yes Yes

* Support is planned for the future.

VMware vCenter Server

VMware vCenter Server offers the following key features:

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

Lenovo XClarity Pro

Lenovo XClarity Pro offers the following features for the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix:

  • Auto-discovery and monitoring of HX Series nodes and RackSwitch switches from the centralized XClarity Pro user interface
  • Health status, warranty status, inventory status
  • Firmware updates and compliance enforcement
  • External alerts and notifications via SNMP traps, syslog remote logging, and e-mail
  • Secure connections to managed endpoints
  • NIST 800-131A or FIPS 140-2 compliant cryptographic standards between the management solution and managed endpoints
  • Integration into existing higher level management systems such as cloud automation and orchestration tools through REST APIs, providing extensive external visibility and control over hardware resources
  • An intuitive, easy-to-use GUI
  • Scripting with Windows PowerShell, providing command-line visibility and control over hardware resources

Lenovo ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator

ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator gives increased visibility of the virtual infrastructure to Nutanix Prism, including VM and virtual network information. It provides automated VM-aware provisioning by dynamically configuring VLANs in the physical network based on the auto-discovered virtual network topology. The agent also performs ongoing dynamic updates to the physical network configuration in response to new VMs, updated VMs, and deleted VMs and virtual networks, eliminating errors with manual configuration.

Nutanix Prism

Nutanix Prism gives administrators a simple 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 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. The quantity of licenses is calculated automatically based on the number of HX Series nodes selected.

Table 21. Prism Pro software license options
Description Quantity
Nutanix Prism Pro 1 per HX node

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. It can also be used in conjunction with the PDUs used in the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix solutions to monitor power consumption and set thresholds.

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. If Lenovo XClarity Energy manager is selected, the quantity of licenses required is calculated automatically based on the number of HX Series nodes in the solution.

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

Table 22. 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

Deployment services

The following ThinkAgile Advantage services performed in the factory and onsite are included with the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix solutions to get customers up and running quickly:

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

Warranty

The ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix can be configured with a three-year (default selection) or five-year (optional selection) 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 following Lenovo warranty service levels are available for the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix:

  • 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 Foundation, Essential, and Advanced service levels.

The following table explains warranty service definitions.

Table 23. 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 ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix also includes a three-year (default selection) or five-year (optional selection) Nutanix software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected hardware warranty period) that entitles you to submit service requests to troubleshoot Nutanix software issues and receive code updates, including fixes, patches, and new software releases.

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

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

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

Physical specifications

The ThinkAgile SXN3000 42U model has the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

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

The ThinkAgile SXN3000 25U model has the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 1244 mm (49.0 in)
  • Width: 605 mm (23.8 in)
  • Depth: 1000 mm (39.4 in)
  • Total rack load capacity: 570 kg (1256.6 lb)
  • Total rack weight (maximum): 670 kg (1477.1 lb)

Operating environment

The ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix is supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature: 10 °C - 35 °C (50 °F - 95 °F);
  • Humidity: 10% to 80% (non-condensing)
  • Power load (rated maximum):
    • SXN3000 25U (fully configured solution): 23448 W
    • SXN3000 42U (fully configured solution): 45976 W
  • Heat output (maximum):
    • SXN3000 25U (fully configured solution): 79731 BTU/hour
    • SXN3000 42U (fully configured solution): 156595 BTU/hour

Note: Certain configurations may support 5 °C - 40 °C (41 °F - 104 °F) if they meet the following conditions:

  • No HX3520-G appliances.
  • No processors with TDP more than or equal to 125 W (HX3720 only) or 150 W (except HX3720).
  • No Intel Xeon Gold 6126 processors.

The following table lists maximum power load and heat output for the ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix solution components.

Table 24. Rated system power and system heat output
Component Maximum power load
per system (200 - 240 V AC)
System heat output
HX1320, HX5520-C 704 W 2402 BTU/hour
HX1520-R 958 W 3269 BTU/hour
HX3320, HX5520, HX7520 1408 W 4804 BTU/hour
HX3520-G 2068 W 7056 BTU/hour
HX3720 (HX Series enclosure) 2610 W 8905 BTU/hour
G8052 200 W 683 BTU/hour
G8272 360 W 1024 BTU/hour
NE1072T 320 W 1092 BTU/hour

Related product families

Product families related to this document are the following: