Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series and DE Series Storage Arrays

At Lenovo’s Transform 2.0 conference, Lenovo and NetApp announced a global multi-faceted partnership to bring innovative technology and a simplified experience to help customers modernize IT and accelerate their digital transformation. The ThinkSystem DM Series Unified and DE Series SAN Hybrid and All Flash Storage Arrays are the first solutions from this partnership. Read the DM Series and DE Series Product Guides to get more information about the new storage systems.

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series Specifications ComparisonReference Information

Author
Published
22 May 2018
Form Number
LP0873
PDF size
5 pages, 58 KB

Abstract

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

This reference document compares specifications of the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances and provides a consolidated view of the differences between the models. It also provides links for more information.

This reference document is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to quickly compare the ThinkAgile HX Series appliance models and consider their use in IT solutions.

Introduction

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

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

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

The ThinkAgile HX1320 appliance is engineered for light to medium workloads (business applications and VDI) and optimized for remote office and branch office (ROBO) environments.

The ThinkAgile HX1520-R appliance is a single-node replication target for smaller Nutanix environments. It allows customers to use native backup capabilities and replicate data to a storage heavy node that serves as a destination for backup or snapshot data on the same site or a different remote site.

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances for compute-heavy workloads include the HX3320 1U rack-mount, HX3520-G 2U rack-mount, and HX3720 2U 4-node (2U4N) rack-mount appliances. Several common uses for the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances for compute-heavy workloads include virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), server virtualization, private/hybrid clouds, enterprise applications, light databases, and remote office and branch office workloads.

The ThinkAgile HX5520 and HX5520-C are 2U rack-mount appliances that are optimized for storage-heavy workloads, including file servers, on-cluster backups, and big data.

The ThinkAgile HX7520 is a 2U rack-mount appliance that is optimized for high-performance workloads, including databases, e-mail and collaboration, and load-balancing clusters.

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances can be configured with a three-year or five-year hardware warranty and software support with 24x7 call center support and various levels of coverage with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

Specifications comparison

The following table compares specifications of the ThinkAgile HX Series nodes.

Table 1. HX Series specifications comparison
Attribute HX1320 HX1520-R HX3320 HX3520-G HX3720 HX5520 HX5520-C HX7520
Machine type 7X83 7X84 7X83 7X84 7X81/7X82* 7X84 7X84 7X84
Workload type ROBO Backup/
replication
Compute-heavy GPU compute-heavy Compute-heavy Storage-heavy Storage capacity High performance
Form factor 1U 2U 1U 2U 2U4N 2U 2U 2U
Minimum number of nodes 1** 1*** 3 3 3 3 1**** 3
Minimum AOS version 5.1.3** 5.1.3 5.1.3 5.1.3 5.1.3 5.1.3 5.1.3 5.1.3
VM hosting Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Processor type Silver, Gold Silver, Gold Silver, Gold, Platinum Silver, Gold, Platinum Silver, Gold, Platinum Silver, Gold, Platinum Silver, Gold Gold, Platinum
Processor quantity 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2
Maximum memory capacity 384 GB 768 GB 1536 GB 1536 GB 768 GB 1536 GB 96 GB 1536 GB
Storage controller 1x 430-8i 1x 430-16i 1x 430-16i 1x 430-16i 1x 430-8i 1x 430-16i 1x 430-16i 3x 430-8i
Drive bays 4x LFF 12/14x LFF 10/12x SFF 16x SFF 6x SFF 12/14x LFF 12/14x LFF 24x SFF
HDD quantity (hybrid storage) 2 6-12 4-10 6-14 4 6-12 6-12 12-20
SSD quantity (hybrid storage) 2 2 2-4 2-4 2 2-6 2 4-8
SSD quantity (all flash storage) 4 6-14 6-12 8-16 4-6 6-14 6-14 12-24
Maximum hybrid storage capacity^ 16 TB / 7.68 TB 80 TB / 7.68 TB 24 TB / 7.68 TB
or
19.2 TB / 15.36 TB
33.6 TB / 7.68 TB
or
28.8 TB / 15.36 TB
9.6 TB / 7.68 TB 80 TB / 7.68 TB
or
64 TB / 23.04 TB
80 TB / 7.68 TB 48 TB / 15.36 TB
or
38.4 TB / 30.72 TB
Maximum all flash storage capacity 15.36 TB 53.76 TB 46.08 TB 61.44 TB 23.04 TB 53.76 TB 53.76 TB 61.44 TB
Maximum number of network ports 6† 8‡ 8‡ 8‡ 8‡ 6† 8‡
GPU adapters (min/max) None None None 1/2x NVIDIA M10 or M60 None None None None
Power supplies 2x 550 W
or 750 W
2x 750 W 2x 750 W
or 1100 W
2x 1600 W 2x 2000 W# 2x 750 W
or 1100 W
2x 550 W 2x 1100 W
Hypervisors AHV, ESXi AHV AHV, ESXi ESXi AHV, ESXi AHV, ESXi AHV, ESXi AHV, ESXi
Hypervisor boot drive 2x 128GB M.2 2x 128GB M.2 2x 128GB M.2 2x 128GB M.2 2x 128GB M.2 2x 128GB M.2 2x 128GB M.2 2x 128GB M.2

* HX Series Enclosure / HX3720 appliance node.
** Single-node HX1320 deployment requires the AOS 5.5 or later. Two-node HX1320 cluster requires the AOS 5.6 or later.
*** Single-node replication target only.
**** One or more HX5520-C must be deployed as a cluster with two or more VM-capable HX Series appliances shown in this table.
^ The maximum hybrid storage capacity shown is for the capacity tier / cache tier.
† The maximum number of network ports in 2-port increments include 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports (up to 6), 10 GbE SFP+ ports (up to 6), and 25 GbE SFP28 ports (up to 2), or a combination of 10 GbE and 25 GbE ports (up to 6).
‡ The maximum number of network ports in 2-port increments include 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports (up to 8), 10 GbE SFP+ ports (up to 8), and 25 GbE SFP28 ports (up to 4), or a combination of 10 GbE and 25 GbE ports (up to 8).
† The maximum number of network ports in 2-port increments include 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports (up to 4), 10 GbE SFP+ ports (up to 4), and 25 GbE SFP28 ports (up to 2), or a combination of 10 GbE and 25 GbE ports (up to 4).
# In the HX Series enclosure.

Related product families

Product families related to this document are the following: