Lenovo ThinkAgile VX5520 ApplianceProduct Guide

Abstract

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series appliances combine industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure software from VMware with Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family. VMware offers a unique, software-defined approach to hyper convergence, leveraging the hypervisor to deliver compute, storage and management in a tightly integrated software stack.

This product guide provides essential technical and pre-sales information on the Lenovo ThinkAgile VX5520 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 VX5520 appliances and consider their use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the August 30 update:

  • Added ThinkAgile VX5520 appliance (Machine Type 7Y94)
  • Marked ThinkAgile VX5520 appliance (Machine Type 7Y14) as withdrawn

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series appliances combine industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure software from VMware with Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family. VMware offers a unique, software-defined approach to hyper convergence, leveraging the hypervisor to deliver compute, storage and management in a tightly integrated software stack.

Several common uses for the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances that are optimized for storage-heavy workloads include file servers, on-cluster backups, and big data.

The ThinkAgile VX5520 is a 2U rack-mount appliance for storage-heavy workloads that is shown in the following figure.

ThinkAgile VX5520 appliance
Figure 1. ThinkAgile VX5520 appliance

Did you know?

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

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

Key features

The ThinkAgile VX Series appliances offer the following key features:

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

The VMware software running on ThinkAgile VX Series appliances delivers the following key features:

  • Distributed architecture that allows "pay-as-you-grow", non-disruptive scaling by adding new nodes to the cluster (scale-out) to increase capacity and performance.
  • Advanced capacity management, including deduplication, compression, and erasure coding (RAID 5/6), which helps deliver greater storage utilization with dramatically lower storage capacity and costs.
  • Automation of VM storage provisioning and control of storage service levels (capacity, performance, availability) with VM-centric policies to load balance storage resources.
  • Native HCI security solution with two-factor authentication (SecurID and CAC) and data-at-rest encryption that does not require self-encrypting drives (SEDs).
  • Stretched cluster with local and site failure protection between two geographically dispersed sites for higher level of availability with near zero downtime.
  • Centralized management with provisioning, administering, and monitoring virtual resources across multiple hosts and clusters from a centralized interface.
  • Rapid workload provisioning, simplified data center operations, increased business efficiency, and decreased CAPEX and OPEX costs.
  • VM and data protection with agent-less, image-level virtual machine backups and application-aware protection for business-critical Microsoft applications (Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint) along with WAN-efficient, encrypted backup data replication.
  • Reduced unplanned downtime and virtually eliminated planned downtime for server and storage maintenance with live workload migration, high availability, and fault tolerance.
  • Enhanced application performance and availability with resource management, load balancing, and access prioritization.
  • Intelligent operations management and automation to proactively monitor and manage compute, storage, and networking resources, identify performance bottlenecks, and re-balance workloads by leveraging predictive analytics.
  • Capacity planning and optimization guidance to address future needs with performance trends, projections and extended forecasts.
  • Managing remote offices and branch offices with rapid provisioning of servers through virtualization, minimization of host configuration drift, and enhanced visibility into regulatory compliance, across multiple sites.

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front view of the VX5520 appliance.

VX5520 front view
Figure 2. VX5520 front view

The front of the VX5520 appliance includes the following components:

  • 12x LFF hot-swap drive bays
  • One VGA port (optional)
  • One USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access
  • One USB 3.0 port
  • A Power button
  • Status LEDs that display the status of the system

The following figure shows the rear view of the VX5520 appliance with one drive group.

VX5520 rear view: One drive group
Figure 3. VX5520 rear view: One drive group

The following figure shows the rear view of the VX5520 appliance with two drive groups.

VX5520 rear view: Two drive groups
Figure 4. VX5520 rear view: Two drive groups

The rear of the VX5520 appliance includes the following components:

  • Five PCIe expansion slots, or three PCIe expansion slots and 2x LFF hot-swap drive bays
  • One LOM card slot
  • One 1 GbE port for XClarity Controller
  • One VGA port
  • Two USB 3.0 ports
  • Up to two hot-swap power supplies

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile VX5520 appliance.

Table 1. VX5520 system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor 2U Rack-mount.
Processor One or two Intel Xeon Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum processors.
Chipset Intel C624.
Memory Up to 24 DIMMs. Support for 8 GB, 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), Adaptive Double Device Data Correction (ADDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs, requires Intel Xeon Gold or Platinum processors), patrol scrubbing, and demand scrubbing.
Drive bays 12x or 14x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap.
Internal storage
  • 1 drive group: 1 cache drive + from 2 to 7 capacity drives.
  • 2 drive groups: 1 cache drive + from 2 to 6 capacity drives.
Note: The quantity of the capacity drives in each drive group should be the same.
Drive capacities Cache drives:
  • 12 Gbps SAS SSDs up to 1.6 TB (2.5" SSD in a 3.5" tray).
  • 6 Gbps SATA SSDs up to 1.92 TB (2.5" SSD in a 3.5" tray).
Capacity drives: 12 Gbps NL SAS HDDs up to 12 TB.
Storage controller 1x 430-16i HBA (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA).
Network interfaces
  • 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports: 2 - 8 (LOM + Up to 2 network adapters).
  • 10 GbE SFP+ ports: 2 - 8 (LOM + Up to 2 network adapters).
  • 25 GbE SFP28 ports: 1 - 4 (Up to 2 network adapters).
Note: The withdrawn VX5520 (7Y14) does not support 10/25 GbE ports.
Boot drive 2x 128 GB or 2x 480 GB M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs (RAID-1).
Note: The withdrawn VX5520 (7Y14) does not support 480 GB M.2 SSDs.
I/O expansion slots 6x PCIe 3.0 slots (configurations with up to 12 drives installed):
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 (not used).
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for the second PCIe network adapter - 1 CPU installed).
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for the first PCIe network adapter).
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16 (not used).
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16 (for the second PCIe network adapter - 2 CPUs installed).
  • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).
4x PCIe 3.0 slots (configurations with more than 12 drives installed):
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for the first PCIe network adapter).
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16 (not used).
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16 (for the second PCIe network adapter; the second CPU required).
  • 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
  • 1x VGA port (optional)
Rear:
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1x VGA port
  • 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port for systems management
Cooling Five (one processor) or six (two processors) hot-swap system fans with N+1 redundancy.
Power supply One or two redundant hot-swap 1100 W (100 - 240 V) or 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, HDDs, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), proactive platform alerts, light path diagnostics, Lenovo XClarity Administrator with Integrator for VMware vCenter, Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager (optional).
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, secure firmware updates, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or 2.0 (configurable UEFI setting). Optional lockable front bezel.
Software Software licenses that must be purchased from Lenovo: 
  • VMware vSAN: Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, for ROBO, or for Desktop.
Software licenses that can be purchased from Lenovo or provided by the customer:
  • VMware vSphere: Standard, Enterprise Plus, Operations Management Enterprise Plus, Standard for ROBO, or Advanced for ROBO.
  • VMware vCenter Server: Foundation or Standard
  • VMware Horizon (optional): Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise.
Hypervisors
  • VX5520 (7Y14): VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 (factory preload).
  • VX5520 (7Y94): VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 or 6.7 (factory preload).
Hardware warranty Three- or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with ThinkAgile Advantage Support and selectable service levels: 9x5 next business day (NBD) parts delivered, 24x7x4, or 24x7x2 response (parts delivered or onsite) or 6-hour or 24-hour committed repair (select countries). Also available are 1-year and 2-year post-warranty extensions, Your Drive Your Data and Premier Support.
Software maintenance Three-year or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected warranty period).
Dimensions Height: 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).

Factory-integrated models

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

During the configuration process, you are selecting one of the base Configure-to-Order (CTO) models first, and then you are adding components (processors, memory, drives, and network adapters) to the selected model.

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

The following table lists the base CTO models of the ThinkAgile VX5520 appliances.

Product availability: The VX5520 (7Y14) appliances are no longer available for ordering. They are shown for reference purposes only.

Table 2. Base CTO models
Description Machine Type/Model
ThinkAgile VX5520 7Y14CTO1WW
ThinkAgile VX5520 Appliance 7Y94CTO1WW

The following table lists the base chassis for the VX5520 appliance.

Table 3. Base chassis
Description Feature code
ThinkAgile VX 2U 3.5" 8/12 Bay Chassis B1DG

The VX5520 appliances ship with the following items:

  • Electronic Publications Flyer
  • Tool-less Slide Rail Kit (with or without 2U CMA depending on the rack installation option selected)
  • One or two customer-selected power cables (depending on the quantity of the power supplies)

Processors

The ThinkAgile VX5520 appliances can be configured with one or two processors. The following table lists the processor options that are available for selection.

Table 4. Processor options
Description Part number Feature code* Quantity
(min / max)
Intel Xeon Bronze processors
Intel Xeon Bronze 3104 6C 85W 1.7GHz Processor 7XG7A05572 AWEJ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Bronze 3106 8C 85W 1.7GHz Processor 7XG7A05570 AWEH 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver processors
Intel Xeon Silver 4108 8C 85W 1.8GHz Processor 7XG7A05571 AWEG 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4109T 8C 70W 2.0GHz Processor 7XG7A05574 AWET 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 8C 85W 2.1GHz Processor 7XG7A05575 AWEE 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4112 4C 85W 2.6GHz Processor 7XG7A05577 AWEF 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4114 10C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 7XG7A05578 AWEC 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4114T 10C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 7XG7A05579 AWES 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4116 12C 85W 2.1GHz Processor 7XG7A05576 AWER 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4116T 12C 85W 2.1GHz Processor 7XG7A05573 AWEA 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold processors
Intel Xeon Gold 5115 10C 85W 2.4GHz Processor 7XG7A05596 AWDU 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5117 14C 105W 2.0GHz Processor 4XG7A09082 B137 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5118 12C 105W 2.3GHz Processor 7XG7A05580 AWEP 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5119T 14C 85W 1.9GHz Processor 7XG7A05581 AWEQ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5120 14C 105W 2.2GHz Processor 7XG7A05583 AWE6 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5120T 14C 105W 2.2GHz Processor 7XG7A05582 AWE8 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5122 4C 105W 3.6GHz Processor 7XG7A05591 AWED 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6126 12C 125W 2.6GHz Processor 7XG7A05590 AWEL 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6128 6C 115W 3.4GHz Processor 7XG7A05588 AWEB 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6130 16C 125W 2.1GHz Processor 7XG7A05587 AWEN 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6130T 16C 125W 2.1GHz Processor 7XG7A05586 AWE4 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6132 14C 140W 2.6GHz Processor 7XG7A05606 AWDY 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6134 8C 130W 3.2GHz Processor 7XG7A05605 AWE9 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6134M 8C 130W 3.2GHz Processor 4XG7A09067 B0X4 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6136 12C 150W 3.0GHz Processor 7XG7A05604 AWE3 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6138 20C 125W 2.0GHz Processor 7XG7A05585 AWDZ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6138T 20C 125W 2.0GHz Processor 7XG7A05584 AWEM 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 18C 140W 2.3GHz Processor 7XG7A05603 AWE1 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6140M 18C 140W 2.3GHz Processor 7XG7A05602 AWE2 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6142 16C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 7XG7A05601 AWDW 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6142M 16C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 4XG7A09066 B0X3 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6148 20C 150W 2.4GHz Processor 7XG7A05598 AWDX 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6150 18C 165W 2.7GHz Processor 7XG7A05597 AWDT 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6152 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor 7XG7A05595 AWDV 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
Intel Xeon Platinum 8153 16C 125W 2.0GHz Processor 7XG7A05593 AWDR 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8156 4C 105W 3.6GHz Processor 7XG7A05592 AWDL 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8158 12C 150W 3.0GHz Processor 7XG7A05617 AWDS 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 24C 150W 2.1GHz Processor 7XG7A05616 AWDP 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160M 24C 150W 2.1GHz Processor 7XG7A05615 AWDQ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8164 26C 150W 2.0GHz Processor 7XG7A05613 AWDM 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8170 26C 165W 2.1GHz Processor 7XG7A05611 AWDK 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8170M 26C 165W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A09065 B0X2 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 28C 165W 2.1GHz Processor 7XG7A05610 AWDH 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176M 28C 165W 2.1GHz Processor 7XG7A05609 AWDG 1 / 2

* For CTO configurations, the feature code represents a processor, and fans and heatsinks are derived by the configuration tool. For field upgrades, the part number includes a processor, a heatsink, and an additional system fan.
** Factory-installed only.

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

Table 5. Processor 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 Bronze processors
3104 1.7 / 1.7 GHz 6 / 6 8.25 MB 2133 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 85 W No No Yes Yes
3106 1.7 / 1.7 GHz 8 / 8 11 MB 2133 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 85 W No No Yes Yes
Intel Xeon Silver processors
4108 1.8 / 3.0 GHz 8 / 16 11 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
4109T 2.0 / 3.0 GHz 8 / 16 11 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 70 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
4110 2.1 / 3.0 GHz 8 / 16 11 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
4112 2.6 / 3.0 GHz 4 / 8 8.25 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
4114 2.2 / 3.0 GHz 10 / 20 13.75 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
4114T 2.2 / 3.0 GHz 10 / 20 13.75 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
4116 2.1 / 3.0 GHz 12 / 24 16.5 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
4116T 2.1 / 3.0 GHz 12 / 24 16.5 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 9.6 GT/s 85 W 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 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
5117 2.0 / 2.8 GHz 14 / 28 19.25 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 105W Yes Yes Yes Yes
5118 2.3 / 3.2 GHz 12 / 24 16.5 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
5119T 1.9 / 3.2 GHz 14 / 28 19.25 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 85 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
5120 2.2 / 3.2 GHz 14 / 28 19.25 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
5120T 2.2 / 3.2 GHz 14 / 28 19.25 MB 2400 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
5122 3.6 / 3.7 GHz 4 / 8 16.5 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6126 2.6 / 3.7 GHz 12 / 24 19.25 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6128 3.4 / 3.7 GHz 6 / 12 19.25 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 115 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6130 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 16 / 32 22 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6130T 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 16 / 32 22 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6132 2.6 / 3.7 GHz 14 / 28 19.25 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 140 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6134 3.2 / 3.7 GHz 8 / 16 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 130 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6134M 3.2 / 3.7 GHz 8 / 16 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 1.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 130 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6136 3.0 / 3.7 GHz 12 / 24 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6138 2.0 / 3.7 GHz 20 / 40 27.5 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6138T 2.0 / 3.7 GHz 20 / 40 27.5 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6140 2.3 / 3.7 GHz 18 / 36 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 140 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6140M 2.3 / 3.7 GHz 18 / 36 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 1.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 140 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6142 2.6 / 3.7 GHz 16 / 32 22 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6142M 2.6 / 3.7 GHz 16 / 32 22 MB 2666 MHz 1.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6148 2.4 / 3.7 GHz 20 / 40 27.5 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6150 2.7 / 3.7 GHz 18 / 36 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
6152 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 22 / 44 30.25 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 140 W 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 125 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8156 3.6 / 3.7 GHz 4 / 8 16.5 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8158 3.0 / 3.7 GHz 12 / 24 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8160 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 24 / 48 33 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8160M 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 24 / 48 33 MB 2666 MHz 1.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8164 2.0 / 3.7 GHz 26 / 52 35.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8170 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 26 / 52 35.75 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8170M 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 26 / 52 35.75 MB 2666 MHz 1.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8176 2.1 / 3.8 GHz 28 / 56 38.5 MB 2666 MHz 768 GB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Yes Yes Yes Yes
8176M 2.1 / 3.8 GHz 28 / 56 38.5 MB 2666 MHz 1.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Yes Yes Yes Yes

Memory

The ThinkAgile VX5520 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 VX5520 supports up to 24 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)
  • ADDDC (for x4-based memory DIMMs; Gold and Platinum processors only)
  • Patrol scrubbing
  • Demand scrubbing

Single Device Data Correction (SDDC) works only in the independent channel mode (the default operational mode) and supports only x4-based memory DIMMs.

Adaptive Double Device Data Correction (ADDDC) works with x4-based memory DIMMs and requires two DIMM ranks per channel, Intel Xeon Gold or Platinum processors, and the Closed Page memory access mode.

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

Table 6. Memory options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity*
RDIMMs
ThinkSystem 8GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (1Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01301 AUU1 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (1Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01302 AUNB 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01303 AUNC 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
LRDIMMs
ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) LRDIMM 7X77A01305 AUNE 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24

* The quantity shown is with one processor / two processors.

Internal storage

The ThinkAgile VX5520 appliance provides up to 14 LFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays for configurable storage capacity, and it contains two internal M.2 SATA non-hot-swap SSDs for a hypervisor boot volume.

The following table lists the internal storage options for the VX5520 appliance.

Table 7. Internal storage options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
Backplanes
ThinkSystem SR550/SR650 3.5" SATA/SAS 12-Bay Backplane None* AUR9 1
ThinkSystem SR590/SR650 3.5" Rear HDD Kit 7XH7A06253 AURZ 1
M.2 enablement kit
ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit 7Y37A01093 AUMV 1

* Factory-installed.

Configuration notes:

  • The Rear HDD Kit (7XH7A06253) is derived by the configurator if more than 12 drives are selected. The rear drive bays are not present if 12 or fewer drives are selected.
  • The M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit (7Y37A01093) is connected to the Intel PCH via the PCIe link, and the kit supports two M.2 SATA SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group for a hypervisor boot volume.

The following table lists M.2 drive selection options for the hypervisor boot volume.

Table 8. Drive options for hypervisor boot volume
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem M.2 CV3 128GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD 7N47A00130 AUUV 2
ThinkSystem M.2 5100 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD 7SD7A05703 B11V 2

Configuration note: Two M.2 SATA SSDs are required for selection, and they must be of the same type and capacity. The withdrawn VX5520 (7Y14) appliance does not support M.2 5100 480 GB SATA SSDs.

The following table lists the storage controllers for internal storage of the VX5520 appliance.

Table 9. Controllers for internal storage
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 7Y37A01089 AUNM 1

Configuration note: A low profile SAS HBA for internal storage occupies the dedicated PCIe x8 slot 7 on the system board.

Drives for internal storage

The following tables list the drive selection options.

Table 10. Drive selection options: Cache drives
Description Part number Feature code Quantity per
drive group
ThinkSystem 3.5" HUSMM32 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00997 B16Z 1
ThinkSystem 3.5" HUSMM32 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00998 B170 1
ThinkSystem 3.5" HUSMM32 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00999 B171 1
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05715 B109 1
Table 11. Drive selection options: Capacity drives
Description Part number Feature code Quantity per
drive group
(min / max)
ThinkSystem 3.5" 2TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00042 AUU5 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00043 AUU6 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00044 AUU7 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00045 B0YR 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00046 AUUG 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00067 B117 2 / 7

Configuration notes:

  • The VX5520 appliance supports up to 2 drive groups. Each drive group contains 1 cache drive and up to 6 or 7 capacity drives depending on the quantity of the drive groups:
    • 1 drive group: From 2 to 7 capacity drives.
    • 2 drive groups: From 2 to 6 capacity drives in each group.
  • The quantity of the capacity drives in each drive group should be the same.
  • All cache drives in the appliance must be of the same type and capacity. All capacity drives in the appliance must be of the same type and capacity.
  • In addition to 8 TB, 10 TB, and 12 TB NL SAS HDDs, the withdrawn VX5520 (7Y14) appliance also supports 2 TB, 4 TB, and 6 TB NL SAS HDDs.

Network connectivity

The ThinkAgile VX5520 appliances provide 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 10/25 GbE SFP28 ports can be selected, if required.

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

Table 12. Network adapter selection options: VX5520 (7Y94)
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
1/10 GbE RJ-45 LOM ports
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port Base-T LOM (RJ-45) 7ZT7A00548 AUKL 0 / 1
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port Base-T LOM (RJ-45) 7ZT7A00549 AUKM 0 / 1
1/10 GbE RJ-45 adapter ports
Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter (RJ-45) 00MM860 ATPX 0 / 2
10 GbE SFP+ LOM ports
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port SFP+ LOM 7ZT7A00546 AUKJ 0 / 1
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port SFP+ LOM 7ZT7A00547 AUKK 0 / 1
10 GbE SFP+ adapter ports
Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter 00AG570 AT7S 0 / 2
Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00537 AUKX 0 / 2
10/25 GbE SFP28 adapter ports
Broadcom 57412 10/25GbE SFP28 1-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00505 AUKS 0 / 2
Intel XXV710-DA2 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 7XC7A05523 B0WY 0 / 2
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 01GR250 AUAJ 0 / 2

Configuration notes:

  • One of the network adapter options is required for selection. Additional ports can be selected, if needed.
  • The withdrawn VX5520 (7Y14) appliance does not support 10/25 GbE SFP28 network adapters.
  • Supported transceivers or DAC cables should be purchased for the SFP+ and SFP28 adapters, and UTP Category 6 or Category 5e cables should be purchased for the 10 GbE (Category 6) or 1 GbE (Category 5e or 6) RJ-45 adapters. The maximum number of transceivers or cables that are supported per adapter equals the quantity of the adapter ports, and all adapter ports must have the same type of the transceiver or cable selected.

    The following transceiver and cables can be purchased:

The following table lists cables for the 10 GbE RJ-45 adapters.

Table 13. Cables for 10 GbE RJ-45 adapters
Description Part number Feature code
UTP Category 6 cables (Green) for 10 GbE RJ-45 adapters
0.75m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE123 AVFW
1.0m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE127 AVFX
1.25m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE131 AVFY
1.5m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE135 AVFZ
3m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE139 AVG0
10m Cat6 Green Cable 90Y3718 A1MT
25m Cat6 Green Cable 90Y3727 A1MW

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

Table 14. 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
Lenovo 10GBASE-LR SFP+ Transceiver 00FE331 B0RJ
Optical cables for 10 GbE SFP+ SR transceivers
Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN499 ASR5
Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN502 ASR6
Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN505 ASR7
Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN508 ASR8
Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN511 ASR9
Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN514 ASRA
Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN517 ASRB
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 Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 (00AG560) and PCIe (00AG570) network adapters do not support active SFP+ DAC cables.

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

Table 15. Transceivers and cables for 25 GbE SFP28 adapters
Description Part number Feature code
25 GbE SFP28 SR transceivers for 25 GbE SFP28 adapters
Lenovo 25GBase-SR SFP28 Transceiver 7G17A03537 AV1B
Optical cables for 25 GbE SFP28 SR transceivers
Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN499 ASR5
Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN502 ASR6
Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN505 ASR7
Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN508 ASR8
Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN511 ASR9
Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN514 ASRA
Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN517 ASRB
Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN520* ASRC*
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
Active optical cables for 25 GbE SFP28 network adapters*
Lenovo 3m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03541 AV1F
Lenovo 5m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03542 AV1G
Lenovo 10m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03543 AV1H
Lenovo 15m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03544 AV1J
Lenovo 20m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03545 AV1K

* Not supported with the Intel XXV710-DA2 PCIe 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter (7XC7A05523).

Power supplies and cables

The VX5520 appliance can be configured with one or two power supplies. The following table lists the power supply options that are available for selection.

Table 16. Power supply selection options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
ThinkSystem 1100W (230V/115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply 7N67A00885 AVWF 1 / 2
ThinkSystem 1600W (230V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply 7N67A00886 AVWG 1 / 2

Configuration notes:

  • A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 power supplies can be selected per system.
  • For N+N power redundancy, the power supplies should provide sufficient power without oversubscription for the selected appliance configuration. To ensure that the right power supply is chosen, you should always validate your appliance configuration using the latest version of the Lenovo Capacity Planner:
    http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-lcp
  • If two power supplies are installed, they must be identical.
  • The power supplies support AC (Worldwide) and HVDC (China only) power sources.

The VX5520 appliances ship with one or two customer-configured power cords (A hot-swap power supply option does not contain a power cord). The following table lists the rack power cables and country-specific line cords that can be ordered for the VX5520 appliances.

Table 17. Power cables
Description Part number Feature code
Rack power cables
1.0m, 10A/125-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 00Y3043 A4VP
1.0m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08367 B0N5
1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 39Y7937 6201
1.5m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08368 B0N6
2.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08365 B0N4
2.0m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08369 6570
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08366 6311
2.8m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08370 6400
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power Cable 39Y7938 6204
4.3m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 39Y7932 6263
4.3m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08371 6583
Country-specific line cords
Argentina 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 Line Cord 39Y7930 6222
Argentina 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 Line Cord 81Y2384 6492
Australia/New Zealand 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 Line Cord 39Y7924 6211
Australia/New Zealand 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 Line Cord 81Y2383 6574
Brazil 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR 14136 Line Cord 69Y1988 6532
Brazil 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR14136 Line Cord 81Y2387 6404
China 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Line Cord 39Y7928 6210
China 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Line Cord 81Y2378 6580
Denmark 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a Line Cord 39Y7918 6213
Denmark 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a Line Cord 81Y2382 6575
Europe 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE7-VII Line Cord 39Y7917 6212
Europe 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE7-VII Line Cord 81Y2376 6572
India 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 Line Cord 39Y7927 6269
India 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 Line Cord 81Y2386 6567
Israel 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 39Y7920 6218
Israel 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 81Y2381 6579
Italy 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 39Y7921 6217
Italy 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 81Y2380 6493
Japan 2.8m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line cord 46M2593 A1RE
Japan 2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 4L67A08357 6533
Japan 4.3m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 39Y7926 6335
Japan 4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 4L67A08362 6495
Korea 2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 39Y7925 6219
Korea 4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 81Y2385 6494
South Africa 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 39Y7922 6214
South Africa 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 81Y2379 6576
Switzerland 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 39Y7919 6216
Switzerland 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 81Y2390 6578
Taiwan 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2375 6317
Taiwan 2.8m, 15A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2374 6402
Taiwan 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2389 6531
Taiwan 4.3m, 15A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2388 6530
United Kingdom 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A Line Cord 39Y7923 6215
United Kingdom 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A Line Cord 81Y2377 6577
United States 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord 46M2592 A1RF
United States 2.8m, 13A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 00WH545 6401
United States 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord 4L67A08361 6373
United States 4.3m, 13A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 4L67A08360 AX8A

Configuration note: If the 1100 W AC power supplies (7N67A00885) in the appliance are connected to a low-voltage power source (100 - 125 V), the only supported power cables are those that are rated above 10A; cables that are rated at 10A are not supported.

Rack installation

The VX Series appliances ship with a rail kit with or without CMA depending on the rack installation option selected. The following table lists the rack installation options that are available for the VX5520 appliances.

Table 18. Rack installation options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
4-post rail kits
ThinkSystem Tool-less Slide Rail 7M27A05702 AXCA 0 / 1
ThinkSystem Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with 2U CMA 7M27A05700 AXCH 0 / 1
Cable management arm (CMA) upgrade
ThinkSystem 2U CMA Upgrade Kit for Tool-less Slide Rail 7M27A05698 None^ 0 / 1*
Front VGA port
ThinkSystem SR550/SR590/SR650 EIA Latch w/ VGA Upgrade Kit 7Z17A02578 AUS8 0 / 1
Lockable front bezel
ThinkSystem 2U Security Bezel 7Z17A02580 AURX 0 / 1

^ Field upgrade only.
* The 2U CMA Upgrade Kit for Tool-less Slide Rail is supported with the Tool-less Slide Rail (7M27A05702) only.

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

The following table summarizes the rail kit features and specifications.

Table 19. Rail kit features and specifications summary
Feature Tool-less Slide Rail
Without CMA With CMA
Part number 7M27A05702 7M27A05700
CMA 7M27A05698 Included
Rail length 730 mm (28.74 in.) 807 mm (31.8 in.)
Rail type Full-out slide (ball bearing)
Tool-less installation Yes
In-rack server maintenance Yes
1U PDU support Yes
0U PDU support Limited*
Rack type IBM and Lenovo 4-post, IEC standard-compliant
Mounting holes Square or round
Mounting flange thickness 2 mm (0.08 in.) – 3.3 mm (0.13 in.)
Distance between front and rear mounting flanges^ 609.6 mm (24 in.) – 863.6 mm (34 in.)

* If a 0U PDU is used, the rack cabinet must be at least 1100 mm (43.31 in.) deep if no CMA is used, or at least 1200 mm (47.24 in.) deep if a CMA is used.
^ Measured when mounted on the rack, from the front surface of the front mounting flange to the rear most point of the rail.

Software

The ThinkAgile VX Series appliances support the following VMware HCI components:

  • VMware vSphere ESXi hypervisor
  • VMware vSAN distributed enterprise storage
  • VMware vCenter Server centralized management

The VMware ESXi hypervisor is factory-preinstalled on the 2x M.2 SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group.

The following table lists the VMware ESXi hypervisor versions that are available for selection for the withdrawn VX5520 (7Y14).

Table 20. VMware ESXi hypervisor selection options: VX5520 (7Y14)
Description Feature code
VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 (Factory Installed) AXFT

The following table lists the VMware ESXi hypervisor versions that are available for selection.

Table 21. VMware ESXi hypervisor selection options: VX5520 (7Y94)
Description Feature code
VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 (Factory Installed) B3VW
VMware ESXi 6.7 (Factory Installed) B3VX

VMware vSAN, vSphere, and vCenter Server software licenses and support are required for ThinkAgile VX Series appliances. Customers are required to purchase VMware vSAN licenses for VX Series appliances from Lenovo. For VMware vSphere and vCenter Server, customers can use the existing VMware software licenses and active support contracts, or they can purchase software licenses and support from Lenovo or VMware.

Lenovo offers the following VMware software license and support options for ThinkAgile VX Series appliances:

Configuration notes:

  • The selection of vSAN licenses is required: Standalone licenses, HCI bundle licenses, or VDI solution licenses.
    Important: The Horizon 7 Standard license does not include vSAN; standalone vSAN license options must be selected with the Horizon 7 Standard.
  • VMware software licenses are available with 3-year or 5-year software support (matches the duration of the selected hardware warranty period).
  • The quantity of processor-based licenses is derived by the configuration tool based on the number of processors selected.
  • The quantity of VM-based licenses can be specified based on VM requirements.

VMware vSAN License and Subscription

Lenovo offers the following VMware vSAN License and Subscription options that can be purchased for ThinkAgile VX Series appliances:

  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 Standard for 1 Processor

    Virtual SAN Standard provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations.

  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 Advanced for 1 Processor

    Virtual SAN Advanced provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations with space efficiency features (compression, deduplication, and erasure coding).

  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 Enterprise for 1 Processor

    Virtual SAN Enterprise provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations with space efficiency features (compression, deduplication, and erasure coding), stringent security (data-at-rest encryption), and advanced failure protection (stretched cluster).

  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 for Remote Office Branch Office (25 VM Pack)

    Virtual SAN for ROBO provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations for up to 25 virtual machines at remote locations.

  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 for Desktop (10 or 100 Concurrent User Pack)

    Virtual SAN for Desktop provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations for customers using vSAN exclusively for virtual desktop infrastructure.

The following table lists ordering information for the VMware vSAN License and Subscription options.

Table 22. VMware vSAN License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
vSAN 6 Standard
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/3Yr Support 7S06004TWW B2C6
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S060083WW B2FG
vSAN 6 Advanced
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for 1 Processor w/3Yr Support 7S06004XWW B2CA
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S060087WW B2FL
vSAN 6 Enterprise
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for 1 Processor w/3Yr Support 7S060051WW B2CE
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S06008BWW B2FQ
vSAN 6 Standard for Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO)
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/3Yr Support 7S06004WWW B2C9
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/5Yr Support 7S060086WW B2FK
vSAN 6 Advanced for Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO)
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/3Yr Support 7S060050WW B2CD
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/5Yr Support 7S06008AWW B2FP
vSAN 6 Enterprise for Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO)
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/3Yr Support 7S060054WW B2CH
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/5Yr Support 7S06008EWW B2FT
vSAN 6 Standard for Desktop
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/3Yr Support 7S06004UWW B2C7
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/5Yr Support 7S060084WW B2FH
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/3Yr Support 7S06004VWW B2C8
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/5Yr Support 7S060085WW B2FJ
vSAN 6 Advanced for Desktop
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/3Yr Support 7S06004YWW B2CB
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/5Yr Support 7S060088WW B2FM
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/3Yr Support 7S06004ZWW B2CC
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/5Yr Support 7S060089WW B2FN
vSAN 6 Enterprise for Desktop
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/3Yr Support 7S060052WW B2CF
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/5Yr Support 7S06008CWW B2FR
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/3Yr Support 7S060053WW B2CG
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/5Yr Support 7S06008DWW B2FS

The following table compares features of the VMware vSAN software editions.

Table 23. VMware vSAN software editions feature comparison
Feature VMware vSAN software edition
Standard Advanced Enterprise
Licensing for data center Processor-based (per 1 processor)
Licensing for ROBO VM-based (per 25 VMs)*
Licensing for Desktop Concurrent user-based (per 10 or 100 users)
Cluster size 2 - 64 2 - 64 2 - 64
Storage-Policy Based Management Yes Yes Yes
Flash Read/Write Caching Yes Yes Yes
Distributed RAID Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Distributed Switch Yes Yes Yes
Rack Awareness Yes Yes Yes
vSphere Replication Yes Yes Yes
Software Checksum Yes Yes Yes
All-Flash Hardware Yes Yes Yes
iSCSI Target Service Yes Yes Yes
IOPS Limit Yes Yes Yes
Deduplication and Compression No Yes** Yes**
RAID-5/6 Erasure Coding No Yes** Yes**
Data-at-Rest Encryption No No Yes
Stretched Cluster with Local Failure Protection No No Yes

* A maximum of 25 VMs is supported at any single location under the ROBO license. Two or more nodes can be used in a cluster under the ROBO license, however, the maximum number of VMs at the location must not exceed 25.
** Requires All-Flash configurations; hybrid configurations not supported.

VMware vSphere License and Subscription

Lenovo offers the following VMware vSphere License and Subscription options that can be purchased for ThinkAgile VX Series appliances:

  • VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 Processor

    vSphere Standard Edition provides an entry-level solution for basic server consolidation and business continuity.

  • VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor

    vSphere Enterprise Plus Edition offers resource management with enhanced application availability and performance for server virtualization and cloud solutions.

  • VMware vSphere 6 with Operations Management Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor

    vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus offers intelligent operations management and automation with predictive analytics, along with resource management and enhanced application availability and performance, for server virtualization and cloud solutions.

  • VMware vSphere 6 for Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) Standard (25 VM Pack)

    vSphere for ROBO Standard provides remote site server virtualization platform with business continuity and backup features.

  • VMware vSphere 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Advanced (25 VM Pack)

    vSphere for ROBO Advanced provides remote site server virtualization platform that offers business continuity and backup with advanced features such as standardization of host configurations.

The following table lists ordering information for the VMware vSphere License and Subscription options.

Table 24. VMware vSphere License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
vSphere 6 Standard
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/3Yr Support 7S06003DWW B2AS
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S06006PWW B2E2
vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor w/3Yr Support 7S06003EWW B2AT
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S06006QWW B2E3
vSphere 6 with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
VMware vSphere 6 w/Operations Mgmt Ent Plus for 1 Proc w/3Yr Support 7S06003FWW B2AU
VMware vSphere 6 w/Operations Mgmt Ent Plus for 1 Proc w/5Yr Support 7S06006RWW B2E4
vSphere 6 Standard for Remote Office Branch Office
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Std (25 VM Pk) w/3Yr Support 7S06003KWW B2AY
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Std (25 VM Pk) w/5Yr Support 7S06006VWW B2E8
vSphere 6 Advanced for Remote Office Branch Office
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Adv (25 VM Pk) w/3Yr Support 7S06003LWW B2AZ
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Adv (25 VM Pk) w/5Yr Support 7S06006WWW B2E9

The following table compares features of the VMware vSphere software editions.

Table 25. VMware vSphere software editions feature comparison
Feature VMware vSphere software edition
Standard Enterprise
Plus
Operations
Management
Enterprise
Plus
Standard
for ROBO
Advanced
for ROBO
Licensing Processor-based (per 1 processor) VM-based (per 25 VMs)
Hypervisor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
vMotion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Storage vMotion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cross-Switch vMotion Yes Yes Yes No No
High Availability and Fault Tolerance 2 vCPU 4 vCPU 4 vCPU 2 vCPU 4 vCPU
Data Protection and Replication Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Volumes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Storage-Policy Based Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
APIs for Storage Awareness Yes Yes Yes No No
APIs for Array Integration, Multipathing Yes Yes Yes No No
Content Library Yes Yes Yes No No
vCenter High Availability Yes* Yes* Yes* No No
vCenter Backup and Restore Yes* Yes* Yes* No No
vCenter Server Appliance Migration Tool Yes* Yes* Yes* No No
Virtual Machine Encryption No Yes Yes No No
Proactive High Availability No Yes Yes No No
vSphere Integrated Containers No Yes Yes No Yes
Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) No Yes Yes No No
Distributed Power Management No Yes Yes No No
Big Data Extensions No Yes Yes No No
Distributed Switch No Yes Yes No Yes
Storage DRS No Yes Yes No No
I/O Controls (Network and Storage) and SR-IOV No Yes Yes No No
Host Profiles and Auto Deploy No Yes Yes No Yes
Flash Read Cache No Yes Yes No No
Cross-vCenter and Long Distance vMotion No Yes Yes No No
vGPU No Yes Yes No No
Predictive DRS No Yes** Yes No No
vSphere Monitoring No No Yes No No
Capacity Optimization No No Yes No No
Operations Visibility No No Yes No No

* Requires vCenter Server Standard.
** Requires vRealize Operations Standard.

VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription

Lenovo offers the following VMware HCI license bundles that include both vSphere and vSAN License and Subscription options:

  • VMware HCI Kit Standard (Per CPU):
    • vSphere Standard
    • vSAN Standard
  • VMware HCI Kit Advanced (Per CPU):
    • vSphere Enterprise Plus
    • vSAN Advanced
  • VMware HCI Kit Enterprise (Per CPU):
    • vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
    • vSAN Enterprise
  • VMware HCI Kit Standard for ROBO (Per 25 VMs):
    • vSphere Standard for ROBO
    • vSAN Standard for ROBO
  • VMware HCI Kit Advanced for ROBO (Per 25 VMs):
    • vSphere Advanced for ROBO
    • vSAN Advanced for ROBO

The following table lists ordering information for the VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription options.

Table 26. VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
HCI Kit Standard
VMware HCI Kit Standard (Per CPU) w/3Yr Support 7S060057WW B2CL
VMware HCI Kit Standard (Per CPU) w/5Yr Support 7S06008HWW B2FW
HCI Kit Advanced
VMware HCI Kit Advanced (Per CPU) w/3Yr Support 7S060058WW B2CM
VMware HCI Kit Advanced (Per CPU) w/5Yr Support 7S06008JWW B2FX
HCI Kit Enterprise
VMware HCI Kit Enterprise (Per CPU) w/3Yr Support 7S060059WW B2CN
VMware HCI Kit Enterprise (Per CPU) w/5Yr Support 7S06008KWW B2FY
HCI Kit Standard for Remote Office Branch Office
VMware HCI Kit for Rmt Off Brnch Off Std (25 VM Pack) w/3Yr Support 7S06005BWW B2CQ
VMware HCI Kit for Rmt Off Brnch Off Std (25 VM Pack) w/5Yr Support 7S06008MWW B2G0
HCI Kit Advanced for Remote Office Branch Office
VMware HCI Kit for Rmt Off Brnch Off Adv (25 VM Pack) w/3Yr Support 7S06005CWW B2CR
VMware HCI Kit for Rmt Off Brnch Off Adv (25 VM Pack) w/5Yr Support 7S06008NWW B2G1

VMware Horizon 7 License and Subscription

Optionally, Lenovo offers VMware Horizon 7 Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise licenses for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments of the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances. The Standard license is available in 10-user or 100-user packs for concurrent users, and it includes VMware vSphere Desktop (delivers the full range of vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus features for desktop workloads) and vCenter Server for Desktop. The Advanced and Enterprise licenses are available in 10-user or 100-user packs for concurrent or named users, and they include VMware vSphere Desktop, vCenter Server for Desktop, and vSAN Advanced for Desktop with All-Flash.

The following table lists ordering information for the VMware Horizon License and Subscription options.

Table 27. VMware Horizon License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
Horizon 7 Standard
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 10 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S06003VWW B2B8
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 10 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S060075WW B2EJ
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 100 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S06003WWW B2B9
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 100 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S060076WW B2EK
Horizon 7 Advanced
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S06003ZWW B2BC
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S060079WW B2EN
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Named User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060041WW B2BE
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Named User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007BWW B2EQ
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060040WW B2BD
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007AWW B2EP
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Named User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060042WW B2BF
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Named User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007CWW B2ER
Horizon 7 Enterprise
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060047WW B2BL
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007HWW B2EW
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Named User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060049WW B2BN
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Named User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007KWW B2EY
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060048WW B2BM
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007JWW B2EX
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Named User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S06004AWW B2BP
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Named User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007LWW B2EZ

The following table compares key features of the VMware Horizon software editions.

Table 28. VMware Horizon software editions feature comparison
Feature VMware Horizon software edition
Standard Advanced Enterprise
Licensing User-based (per 10 or 100 users)
Concurrent Users Yes Yes Yes
Named Users No Yes Yes
Windows Virtual Desktops Yes Yes Yes
Linux Virtual Desktops No No Yes
Packaged Applications Yes Yes Yes
Hosted Applications No Yes Yes
Session-based Desktops No Yes Yes
Single Sign-On for Application and Desktop Access No Yes Yes
Image Management for Physical Desktop No Yes Yes
Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business No Yes Yes
Session Collaboration No No Yes
Real-time Application Delivery No No Yes
Just-in-Time Delivery with Instant Clone Technology No No Yes
User, Profile, and Policy Management No No Yes
Health Monitoring and Performance Analytics No No Yes
Capacity Management: Planning and Optimization No No Yes
Help Desk Tool No No Yes

VMware vCenter Server License and Subscription

VMware vCenter Server provides centralized management of vSphere environments to simplify day-to-day operations and reduce the complexity of managing virtual infrastructure.

vCenter Server is required for managing ThinkAgile VX Series appliances. The nodes can be added to an existing installation of vCenter Server, or the software license for the vCenter Server instance can be purchased from Lenovo by selecting one the following License and Subscription options:

  • VMware vCenter Server 6 Foundation for vSphere 6 (Per Instance) (manages up to 4 hosts)
  • VMware vCenter Server 6 Standard for vSphere 6 (Per Instance) (unlimited hosts)

The vCenter Server license purchased from Lenovo includes three or five years of support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected hardware warranty period). The following table lists ordering information for the VMware vCenter License and Subscription options.

Table 29. VMware vCenter Server License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
vCenter Server Foundation
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Fdn for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/3Yr Support 7S06003PWW B2B2
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Fdn for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/5Yr Support 7S06006ZWW B2EC
vCenter Server Standard
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/3Yr Support 7S06003NWW B2B1
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/5Yr Support 7S06006YWW B2EB

VMware vCenter Server offers the following key features:

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

Systems management

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

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

Lenovo XClarity Controller

The ThinkAgile VX Series 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 ThinkAgile VX Series appliances:

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

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

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

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

Light path diagnostics

The ThinkAgile VX5520 appliances include basic light path diagnostics, which provides the system LEDs on the front of the appliance 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, ThinkAgile VX Series appliances and certified nodes, RackSwitch switches, and DS Series storage, providing automated agent-less discovery, monitoring, firmware updates, and configuration management across multiple systems.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is used for managing ThinkAgile VX Series appliances, and it includes the Lenovo XClarity Pro subscription license that provides software support for XClarity Administrator and XClarity Integrator for VMware for the duration of the selected warranty period.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers the following features:

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

For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/tips1200

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter is a software plug-in module for Lenovo XClarity Administrator that allows administrators to manage physical infrastructure from leading external virtualization management software tool from VMware.

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter offers the following features:

  • Ability to discover, manage, and monitor Lenovo appliance hardware from the virtualization management tool
  • Deployment of firmware updates to VX 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

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

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provides a stand-alone, web-based agent-less power management console that provides real time data and enables you to observe, plan and manage power and cooling for Lenovo servers, appliances, and certified nodes. Using built-in intelligence, it identifies server power consumption trends and ideal power settings and performs cooling analysis so that you can define and optimize power-saving policies.

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager offers the following capabilities:

  • Monitors room, row, rack, and device levels in the data center
  • Reports vital system information, such as power, temperature and resource utilization
  • Monitors inlet temperature to locate hot spots, reducing the risk of data or device damage
  • Provides finely-grained controls to limit platform power in compliance with IT policy
  • Generates alerts when a user-defined threshold is reached

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager license is included in the XClarity Controller Enterprise upgrade.

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

Physical specifications

The ThinkAgile VX5520 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)

Operating environment

The ThinkAgile VX5520 appliances comply with ASHRAE class A2 specifications. The appliance performance might be impacted when the operating temperature is outside the ASHRAE A2 specifications. Some VX5520 appliances comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications. To comply with ASHRAE A3 and A4 specifications, the appliances must meet the following hardware configuration requirements:

  • Two power supplies installed.
  • Processors with TDP more than or equal to 150 W not installed.
  • Intel Xeon 4112, 5122, 6126, 6128, 6132, 6134, 6134M, and 8156 processors not installed.

The ThinkAgile VX5520 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): 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 30. 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

Regulatory compliance

The ThinkAgile VX 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 VX Series appliances can be configured with a three- or five-year hardware warranty with 24x7 ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support (Lenovo server hardware and VMware software; requires an active software support contract purchased either from VMware or Lenovo) 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 VMware, on behalf of the customer, for software-related problem determination. VMware will contact the customer and will own the software-related problem resolution until closure.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 3 or 5 years of warranty service coverage with 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions:
    • Base warranty: 9x5 Next Business Day response with parts delivered
    • Foundation Service: 9x5 service coverage with next business day onsite response
    • Essential Service: 24x7 service coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (available only in select countries)
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select countries)
  • Premier Support

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

  • YourDrive YourData

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

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

Software maintenance

The ThinkAgile VX Series appliances include a three-year or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected hardware warranty period) that entitles customers to submit service requests to troubleshoot VMware 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 VMware, on behalf of the customer, for software-related problem determination. VMware will contact the customer and will own the software-related problem resolution until closure.

For the VMware vSphere, vSAN, and vCenter Server software and subscription licenses purchased from Lenovo together with the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances, software support that is provided by VMware includes Production-level support with 24x7 phone and web coverage with the following target response times (priorities are defined by VMware based on the impact on productivity):

  • Severity 1 (Critical: Substantial loss or disruption of service, significant risk of data loss): 30 minutes
  • Severity 2 (Major: Operations are severely constrained, significant impact): 4 business hours
  • Severity 3 (Minor: Non-critical loss of functionality, minimal impact): 8 business hours
  • Severity 4 (Cosmetic: General questions): 12 business hours

For the VMware software and subscription licenses provided by the customer, software support that is provided by VMware is based on the support level included with these licenses.

Deployment services

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

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

The following Lenovo deployment services are available for the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances 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 hypervisor settings
  • Configuring vSAN
  • Configuring VMware vCenter Server and discovering hosts and storage
  • Configuring Lenovo XClarity network settings and performing discovery and inventory
  • Transferring knowledge
  • Developing post-installation documentation

For more information, refer to the Data Center Deployment Services web page:
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/p/Deployment-Services

Ethernet LAN switches

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

Table 31. Ethernet LAN switches
Description Part number Feature code
1 Gb Ethernet switches (Out-of-band hardware 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 (10/25 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 VX Series appliances.

Table 32. 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 VX Series appliances.

Table 33. 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
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 list the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used with the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances.

Table 34. Uninterruptible power supply units
Description Part number
Worldwide models
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-15R 12A outlets) 55941AX
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A outlets) 55941KX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-20R 16A outlets) 55942AX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 1x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55942KX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (6x NEMA 5-20R 16A, 1x NEMA L5-30R 24A outlets) 55943AX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 1x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55943KX
RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 2x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55945KX
RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 2x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55946KX
RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55948KX
RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55949KX
RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55948PX
RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55949PX
ASEAN, HTK, INDIA, and PRC models
ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Standard UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets) 55943KT
ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Long Backup UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets) 55943LT
ThinkSystem RT6kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output) 55946KT
ThinkSystem RT10kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output) 5594XKT

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

Lenovo Financial Services

Lenovo Financial Services reinforces Lenovo’s commitment to deliver pioneering products and services that are recognized for their quality, excellence, and trustworthiness. Lenovo Financial Services offers financing solutions and services that complement your technology solution anywhere in the world.

We are dedicated to delivering a positive finance experience for customers like you who want to maximize your purchase power by obtaining the technology you need today, protect against technology obsolescence, and preserve your capital for other uses.

We work with businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and educational institutions to finance their entire technology solution. We focus on making it easy to do business with us. Our highly experienced team of finance professionals operates in a work culture that emphasizes the importance of providing outstanding customer service. Our systems, processes and flexible policies support our goal of providing customers with a positive experience.

We finance your entire solution. Unlike others, we allow you to bundle everything you need from hardware and software to service contracts, installation costs, training fees, and sales tax. If you decide weeks or months later to add to your solution, we can consolidate everything into a single invoice.

Our Premier Client services provide large accounts with special handling services to ensure these complex transactions are serviced properly. As a premier client, you have a dedicated finance specialist who manages your account through its life, from first invoice through asset return or purchase. This specialist develops an in-depth understanding of your invoice and payment requirements. For you, this dedication provides a high-quality, easy, and positive financing experience.

For your region specific offers please ask your Lenovo sales representative or your technology provider about the use of Lenovo Financial Services. For more information, see the following Lenovo website:
http://www.lenovofs.com

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