Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series Specifications ComparisonReference Information
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.
Changes in the October 8 update:
- Added ThinkAgile HX7820 Appliance
- Updated specifications
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 (2U rack-mount) and HX7820 (4U rack-mount) appliances are optimized for high-performance workloads, including databases, e-mail and collaboration, and workload-balancing clusters.
The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances can be configured with a three- or five-year hardware warranty with 24x7 ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support (Lenovo appliance hardware and Nutanix software) and various levels of coverage with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.
The following table compares specifications of the ThinkAgile HX Series nodes.
|Compute-heavy||GPU compute-heavy||Compute-heavy||Storage-heavy||Storage capacity||High performance|
|Minimum number of nodes||1**||1***||3||3||3||3||1^||3||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||5.8|
|Processor type||Silver, Gold||Silver, Gold||Silver, Gold, Platinum||Silver, Gold, Platinum||Silver, Gold, Platinum||Silver, Gold, Platinum||Silver, Gold||Gold, Platinum||Gold, Platinum|
|Maximum memory capacity||384 GB||768 GB||3 TB||1.5 TB||768 GB||3 TB||96 GB||3 TB||6 TB|
|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||2x 430-16i|
|Drive bays||4x LFF||12/14x LFF||10/12x SFF||16x SFF||6x SFF||12/14x LFF||12/14x LFF||24x SFF||24x SFF|
|HDD quantity (hybrid storage)||2||6-12||6-10||6-14||4||6-12||6-12||12-20||4-20|
|SSD quantity (hybrid storage)||2||2||2-4||2-4||2||2-4||2||4-8||2-8|
|SSD quantity (all flash storage)||4||6-14||6-12||8-16||4-6||6-14||6-14||12-24||6-24|
|Maximum hybrid storage capacity||16 TB||80 TB||24 TB||33.6 TB||9.6 TB||80 TB||80 TB||48 TB||48 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||92 TB||92 TB|
|Maximum number of network ports||6†||8‡||8‡||8‡||4§||8‡||6†||8‡||8‡|
|GPU adapters (min/max)||None||None||None||1/2x NVIDIA M10 or M60||None||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||4x 1600 W|
|Hypervisors||AHV, ESXi||AHV||AHV, ESXi||ESXi||AHV, 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||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 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.
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