Lenovo Certified Configurations for Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)Positioning Information

Updated
29 Mar 2019
Form Number
LP0866
PDF size
23 pages, 731 KB

Abstract

With the recent rapid growth and adoption of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), many customers in the public sector, enterprise, and service provider spaces are seeing the value of deploying Microsoft HCI solutions based on the Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) capability built into Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019.

The benefits of Lenovo HCI solutions include:

  • Highly available and scale-on-demand compute/storage integrated solutions
  • Easy to provision new IT services and reduce deployment time
  • Better performance and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Flexible infrastructure and data centers

This document provides background information regarding the Microsoft Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) program for Windows Server 2016 and the Microsoft Azure Stack HCI program for Windows Server 2019, as well as the benefits of deploying certified configurations based on the Lenovo ThinkAgile MX Certified Node. It also provides details of the current Lenovo certified configurations for Microsoft HCI, including processor, memory, network, and storage components included with each cluster node.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Microsoft HCI certification overview
ThinkAgile MX Certified Node
Lenovo certified configurations for Microsoft S2D
Component selection
Lenovo network switches
Other recommendations
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Change History

Changes in the March 2019 update:

  • Added information about the Microsoft Azure Stack HCI program
  • Added ThinkSystem SR630 as a certified general purpose server
  • Added ThinkSystem 3.5” Intel P4610 NVMe devices as replacements for P4600 devices
  • Added ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 NVMe devices as replacements for P4600 devices

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