Lenovo ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified NodeProduct Guide

Abstract

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes are designed for deploying industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix on Lenovo enterprise platforms.

The ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware, certified and preloaded with Nutanix software. Nutanix brings the benefits of web-scale technologies to enterprise applications through enterprise storage, data protection, infrastructure resilience, management and analytics, and security.

This product guide provides essential technical and pre-sales information on the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Node, its key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines.

This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Node and consider its use in IT solutions.

The ThinkAgile HX5521-C Certified Node for storage-heavy workloads is described in the following product guide:

Change History

Changes in the December 12 update:

  • Added VMware ESXi factory preload
  • Added SFP+ active optical cables
  • Updated Ethernet LAN switches

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes are designed for deploying industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix on Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family.

The ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware, certified and preloaded with Nutanix software. 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 HX5521 is a 2U rack-mount certified node that supports two processors, up to 3 TB of 2666 MHz TruDDR4 memory, 12x or 14x SAS/SATA SFF hot-swap drive bays with an extensive choice of SATA SSDs and HDDs, and flexible network connectivity options with 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, and 10/25 GbE SFP28 ports.

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

The ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Node is shown in the following figure.

ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Node
Figure 1. ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Node

Did you know?

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

The ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes offer ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.

Key features

The ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes are designed for the industry’s most feature-rich hyperconverged infrastructure from Nutanix. 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 Certified Nodes offer the following key features:

  • Built on proven and reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers featuring Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family that provide compute power for a variety of workloads and applications.
  • Deliver fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified with Nutanix software.
  • Preloaded with Nutanix software and ready for out-of-box deployment (software licenses are not included).
  • Provide flexibility in using the existing Nutanix term-based software licenses and active support contracts or purchasing new software licenses and support contracts from Nutanix.
  • Include Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.
  • Offer optional Lenovo Professional Services to get customers up and running quickly.

The Nutanix software running on the HX Certified Nodes deliver the following key features:

  • A natively integrated solution for data protection and continuous availability at VM granularity that gives administrators an affordable range of options to meet the recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) for different applications.
  • A fault resistant platform, with no single point of failure and no bottlenecks with shared-nothing architecture, where all data, metadata and services are distributed to all nodes within the cluster, that is built to detect, isolate and recover from failures anywhere in the system.
  • An intuitive user-centric management experience to simplify every aspect of the IT infrastructure lifecycle and provide a single pane of glass to monitor and control Nutanix clusters, with simplified workflows and rich automation for common administrative tasks.
  • Powerful security features, such as two-factor authentication and data-at-rest encryption, with a security development lifecycle that is integrated into product development to help customers meet the most stringent security requirements.

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front view of the HX5521 Certified Node.

HX5521 front view
Figure 2. HX5521 front view

The following figure shows the rear view of the HX5521 Certified Node with 12 drive bays.

HX5521 12-drive bay node rear view
Figure 3. HX5521 12-drive bay node rear view

The following figure shows the rear view of the HX5521 Certified Node with 14 drive bays.

HX5521 14-drive bay node rear view
Figure 4. HX5521 14-drive bay node rear view

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Node.

Table 1. HX5521 system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor 2U Rack-mount.
Processor Two Intel Xeon Silver, Gold, or Platinum processors.
Chipset Intel C624.
Memory 24 DIMM slots for TruDDR4 2666 MHz memory. Support for 16 GB or 32 GB RDIMMs, 64 GB LRDIMMs, or 128 GB 3DS RDIMMs.
Memory capacity

Up to 3 TB with 24x 128 GB 3DS RDIMMs.

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
  • Hybrid:
    • 2 cache SSDs and from 6 to 12 capacity HDDs in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 cache SSDs and from 6 to 10 capacity HDDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • All Flash: From 6 to 14 SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
Drive capacities
  • SSDs:
    • 12 Gbps SAS SSDs up to 3.84 GB.
    • 6 Gbps SATA SSDs up to 1.92 TB.
  • HDDs: 6 Gbps NL SATA HDDs up to 8 TB.
Note: All SSDs in the certified node must be of the same type and capacity. All HDDs in the certified node must be of the same type and capacity.
Storage capacity
  • Hybrid: Up to 80 TB (10x 8 TB HDDs).
  • All Flash: Up to 53.76 TB (14x 3.84 TB SSDs).
Storage controller 1x 430-16i HBA (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA).
Network interfaces
  • 2x or 4x base 1/10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ network ports.
  • 2x or 4x optional 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, or 25 GbE SFP28 expansion ports.
Boot drive 2x 128 GB M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs (RAID-1).
I/O expansion slots HX5521 (12 drive bays): 6x PCIe 3.0 slots
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (not used).
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (not used).
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (for a network adapter).
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (not used).
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
  • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).
HX5521 (14 drive bays): 4x PCIe 3.0 slots
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (for a network adapter).
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (not used).
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
  • 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.
Rear:
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports.
  • 1x VGA port.
  • 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port for systems management.
Cooling Six hot-swap system fans with N+1 redundancy.
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 750 W or 1100 W (100 - 240 V) High Efficiency Platinum, or 750 W (200 - 240 V) Titanium 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 and HDDs, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), proactive platform alerts, light path diagnostics, XClarity Provisioning Manager, XClarity Administrator and XClarity Pro, XClarity Integrators for Nutanix and vCenter Server (optional). 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 security bezel.
Software Nutanix Acropolis Pro and Ultimate editions (licenses purchased separately from Nutanix).
Hypervisors
  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (Bundled with AOS; default factory preload).
  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3 (Optional factory preload).
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1 (Optional factory preload).
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 2 (Field upgrade only).
Warranty services and upgrades One- (PRC only), three-, four-, 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 or onsite response, 24x7x4 or 24x7x2 onsite response, 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, Premier Support, and Enterprise Server Software Support.
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 HX Certified Nodes 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 according to the output from the Nutanix Sizer tool:
http://services.nutanix.com/

The following table lists the base CTO models of the ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Nodes.

Table 2. Base CTO models
Description Machine Type/Model
Models with 3-year warranty (Worldwide)
Lenovo ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Node 3YR 7Y90CTO4WW
Models with 1-year warranty (PRC only)
Lenovo ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Node 1YR 7Z05CTO4WW

The following table lists the base chassis for the HX5521 Certified Node.

Table 3. Base chassis
Description Feature code
ThinkAgile HX552x Base B0T8

The HX5521 Certified Nodes ship with the following items:

  • Electronic Publications Flyer
  • 2U Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with or without 2U CMA (depending on the rack installation option selected)
  • With or without two rack power cables or country-specific line cords (depending on the power cable option selection)

Processors

The ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Node ships with two processors. The following table lists the processor options that are available for selection.

Table 4. Processor selection options
Description Feature code Quantity
Intel Xeon Silver processors
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 8C 85W 2.1GHz Processor AWEE 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4114 10C 85W 2.2GHz Processor AWEC 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4116 12C 85W 2.1GHz Processor AWER 2
Intel Xeon Gold processors
Intel Xeon Gold 5115 10C 85W 2.4GHz Processor AWDU 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5118 12C 105W 2.3GHz Processor AWEP 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5120 14C 105W 2.2GHz Processor AWE6 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6126 12C 125W 2.6GHz Processor AWEL 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6130 16C 125W 2.1GHz Processor AWEN 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6132 14C 140W 2.6GHz Processor AWDY 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6134 8C 130W 3.2GHz Processor AWE9 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6134M 8C 130W 3.2GHz Processor B0X4 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6136 12C 150W 3.0GHz Processor AWE3 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6138 20C 125W 2.0GHz Processor AWDZ 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 18C 140W 2.3GHz Processor AWE1 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6140M 18C 140W 2.3GHz Processor AWE2 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6148 20C 150W 2.4GHz Processor AWDX 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6150 18C 165W 2.7GHz Processor AWDT 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6152 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor AWDV 2
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
Intel Xeon Platinum 8153 16C 125W 2.0GHz Processor AWDR 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8158 12C 150W 3.0GHz Processor AWDS 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8164 26C 150W 2.0GHz Processor AWDM 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8170 26C 165W 2.1GHz Processor AWDK 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8170M 26C 165W 2.1GHz Processor B0X2 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 28C 165W 2.1GHz Processor AWDH 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176M 28C 165W 2.1GHz Processor AWDG 2

Configuration note: If Intel Xeon Silver 4110, or Platinum 8170M or 8176M processors are selected, the HX5521 certified node allows configurations with 12x LFF drive bays only (configurations with 14x LFF drive bays are not allowed).

The following table lists the specifications of the processors for the certified nodes.

Table 5. CPU specifications (HT = Hyper-Threading, TB = Turbo Boost, VT = Virtualization Technology)
CPU
model
Core frequency
(Base / TB Max)
Number
of cores /
threads
Cache Max DDR4
frequency
Max
memory
per socket
UPI
speed
TDP HT TB VT-x VT-d
Intel Xeon Silver processors
4110 2.1 / 3.0 GHz 8 / 16 11 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
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
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
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
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
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
6130 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
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
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
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
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 HX5521 Certified Nodes 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 HX5521 supports up to 24 DIMMs. Each processor has six memory channels, and there are two DIMMs per channel.

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The certified node supports RDIMMs, LRDIMMs, or 3DS RDIMMs.
  • All DIMMs in the certified node must be of the same type (RDIMMs, LRDIMMs, or 3DS RDIMMs).
  • All DIMMs in the certified node 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 maximum memory capacities are supported by the certified node:
    • RDIMMs: 768 GB.
    • LRDIMMs: 1.5 TB.
    • 3DS RDIMMs: 3 TB (requires processors that support 1.5 TB of memory per socket).

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 selection options
Capacity Description Part number Feature code Quantity
RDIMMs - 2666 MHz
128 GB* ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01303 AUNC 8
192 GB ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01303 AUNC 12
256 GB* ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND 8
384 GB ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND 12
512 GB* ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND 16
576 GB ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01303 AUNC 12
ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND 12
768 GB ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND 24
LRDIMMs - 2666 MHz
768 GB ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) LRDIMM 7X77A01305 AUNE 12
1.5 TB ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) LRDIMM 7X77A01305 AUNE 24
3DS RDIMMs - 2666 MHz
1.5 TB ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (8Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 7X77A01307 AUNF 24
3 TB ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (8Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 7X77A01307 AUNF 24

* System performance might be impacted due to unbalanced memory configuration.

Internal storage

The ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Node provides 12x or 14x SAS/SATA LFF hot-swap drive bays for configurable storage capacity, and it contains two internal M.2 SATA non-hot-swap SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group for software preload.

The following table lists the internal storage options for the HX5521 Certified Node.

Table 7. Internal storage options
Description Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
Backplanes
ThinkSystem SR550/SR650 3.5" SATA/SAS 12-Bay Backplane AUR9 1 / 1
ThinkSystem SR590/SR650 3.5" Rear HDD Kit AURZ 0 / 1
M.2 enablement kit
ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit AUMV 1 / 1

Configuration notes:

  • One 12-bay SAS/SATA backplane and one M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit are derived by the configurator.
  • If more than 12 drives are selected (SSDs for all flash configurations or a combination of HDDs and SSDs for hybrid configurations), the certified node provides 12 front and 2 rear drive bays (the Rear HDD Kit is derived by the configurator). If 12 or fewer drives are selected, the certified node provides 12 front drive bays only (the rear drive bays are not present).
  • The M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit 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 software preload.

The following table lists M.2 drive selection options for software preload.

Table 8. Drive options for software preload
Description Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem M.2 CV3 128GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD AUUV 2

The following table lists the storage controllers for internal storage of the HX5521 Certified Node.

Table 9. Controllers for internal storage
Description Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA (non-RAID) AUNM 1

Configuration note: A low profile SAS HBA for internal storage is derived by the configurator, and it occupies the PCIe slot 7.

Drives for internal storage

The following tables list the drive selection options.

Table 10. Drive selection options: Hybrid configurations
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
SSD selection: Cache tier
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05717 B0ZU 2 / 4
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1635a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10188 B2XD 2 / 4
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05716 B0ZV 2 / 4
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1635a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10187 B2XE 2 / 4
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05715 B109 2 / 4
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1633a 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10173 B2XC 2 / 4
HDD selection: Capacity tier
ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00051 AUU8 6 / 12
ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00052 AUUA 6 / 12
ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00053 AUU9 6 / 12
Table 11. Drive selection options: All Flash configurations
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05717 B0ZU 6 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1635a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10188 B2XD 6 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05716 B0ZV 6 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1635a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10187 B2XE 6 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05715 B109 6 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5100 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05757 B114 6 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1633a 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10173 B2XC 6 / 14

Configuration notes:

  • For hybrid configurations, the HX5521 Certified Node supports from 6 to 12 capacity drives (HDDs) depending on the quantity of the cache drives (SSDs):
    • 2 cache drives: From 6 to 12 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 cache drives: From 6 to 10 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
  • For All Flash configurations, the HX5521 Certified Node supports from 6 to 14 SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • All SSDs in the certified node must be of the same type and capacity. All HDDs in the certified node must be of the same type and capacity.

Network connectivity

The ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Nodes provide base 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 certified node. Two or four additional 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, or 25 GbE SFP28 expansion 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
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
1/10 GbE RJ-45 base 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 expansion ports
Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter (RJ-45) 00MM860 ATPX 0 / 2
10 GbE SFP+ base ports
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port SFP+ LOM 7ZT7A00546 AUKJ 0 / 1
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port SFP+ LOM 7ZT7A00547 AUKK 0 / 1
10 GbE SFP+ expansion ports
Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00537 AUKX 0 / 2
10/25 GbE SFP28 expansion ports
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 01GR250 AUAJ 0 / 2

Configuration notes:

  • One of the 1/10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ LOM cards is required for selection, and it provides base network connectivity. Optional expansion ports can be selected, if needed.
  • Supported transceivers or DAC cables should be purchased for the SFP+ and SFP28 ports, and UTP Category 6 cables should be purchased for the 10 GbE RJ-45 ports. 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 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports.

Table 13. Cables for 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports
Description Part number Feature code
UTP Category 6 cables (Green) for 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports
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+ ports.

Table 14. Transceivers and cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Description Part number Feature code
10 GbE SFP+ SR transceivers for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
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
Passive SFP+ DAC cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
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+ ports
Lenovo 1m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX111 AT2R
Lenovo 3m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX114 AT2S
Lenovo 5m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX117 AT2T
SFP+ active optical cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Lenovo 1m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL634 ATYX
Lenovo 3m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL637 ATYY
Lenovo 5m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL640 ATYZ
Lenovo 7m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL643 ATZ0
Lenovo 15m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL646 ATZ1
Lenovo 20m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL649 ATZ2

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

Table 15. Transceivers and cables for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
Description Part number Feature code
25 GbE SFP28 SR transceivers for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
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
Passive copper cables for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
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 ports
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

Power supplies and cables

The HX5521 Certified Nodes ship with two power supplies. The following table lists the power supply options that are available for selection.

Table 16. Power supply selection options
Description Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem 750W (230/115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply AVWD 2
ThinkSystem 750W (230V) Titanium Hot-Swap Power Supply AVWE 2
ThinkSystem 1100W (230V/115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply AVWF 2

Configuration notes:

  • For N+N power redundancy, the power supplies should provide sufficient power without oversubscription for the selected node configuration. To ensure that the right power supply is chosen, you should always validate your certified node configuration using the latest version of the Lenovo Capacity Planner:
    http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-lcp
  • Both power supplies in the certified node must be identical.
  • The power supplies support AC (Worldwide) and HVDC (China only) power sources.

The ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Nodes ship with two customer-configured power cords. The following table lists the rack power cables and country-specific line cords that are available for selection.

Table 17. Power cable selection options
Description Part number Feature code
Rack power cables
1.0m, 10A/100-250V, 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
1.2m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Short C13s to Short C20 Rack Power Cable 47C2491 A3SW
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
2.5m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Long C13s to Short C20 Rack Power Cable 47C2492 A3SX
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
2.8m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Short C13s to Long C20 Rack Power Cable 47C2493 A3SY
4.1m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Long C13s to Long C20 Rack Power Cable 47C2494 A3SZ
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/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 23R7158 6386
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/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 4L67A08363 AX8B
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/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 90Y3016 6313
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/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 4L67A08359 6370
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 in the certified node 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 HX5521 Certified Nodes ship with a rail kit. The following table lists the rail kit options that are available for selection.

Table 18. Rack kit selection options
Description Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
4-post rail kits
ThinkSystem Tool-less Slide Rail AXCA 0 / 1
ThinkSystem Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with 2U CMA AXCH 0 / 1
Lockable front bezel
ThinkSystem 2U Security Bezel AURX 0 / 1

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 2U CMA
CMA Not included 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 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 HX Certified Nodes support the following hypervisors that are installed on the 2x 128 GB M.2 SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group:

  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) (Bundled with AOS; default factory preload)
  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3 (Optional factory preload)
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1 (Optional factory preload)
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 2 (Field upgrade only)

The following table lists the hypervisors available for factory preload selection.

Table 20. Hypervisors
Description Feature code Quantity
Nutanix SW Stack on Nutanix AHV (default selection) B15S 1
Nutanix SW Stack on VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 B15T 1
Nutanix SW Stack on VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 B15R 1

The ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes are shipped with the Nutanix software preloaded. Nutanix software licenses and software support are not included. Customers can use the existing Nutanix term-based software licenses and active support contracts, or they can purchase term-based software licenses and support contracts from Nutanix.

Configuration notes:

  • The HX Certified Nodes support the Nutanix Software Pro and Ultimate editions; the Starter edition is not supported.
  • The HX5521 Certified Nodes can be deployed as a cluster of 3 or more nodes (AOS 5.1.3 or later).

Systems management

The ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes support the following systems management tools:

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

Lenovo XClarity Controller

The ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes 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 HX Certified Nodes:

  • 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 HX5521 Certified Nodes include basic light path diagnostics, which provides the system LEDs on the front of the certified node (see Components and connectors) and the LEDs near the monitored components (for example, the DIMM error LEDs on the system board).

Lenovo XClarity Administrator and XClarity Pro

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a centralized systems management solution that helps administrators deliver infrastructure faster. This solution integrates easily with Lenovo x86 servers, HX Series appliances, HX Certified Nodes, RackSwitch switches, and select Lenovo storage, providing automated agent-less discovery, monitoring, firmware updates, and configuration management across multiple systems.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is an optional software component for the ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes which can be used to manage firmware upgrades outside of the Nutanix Prism software.

Notes:

  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator can be downloaded and used at no charge to discover and monitor HX Certified Nodes and manage firmware upgrades for them.
  • Optional Lenovo XClarity Pro subscription license that can be selected in the configurator provides software support for XClarity Administrator for the duration of the selected warranty period. If Lenovo XClarity software support is required, the XClarity Pro option must be selected.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is available from Lenovo at no charge, and it offers the following features:

  • Auto-discovery and monitoring of HX Certified Nodes
  • 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

In addition, Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers the following software plug-in modules (Lenovo XClarity Integrators) for the HX Certified Nodes at no charge:

  • Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix
  • Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix allow administrators to manage physical server infrastructure from Nutanix Prism in AHV hypervisor-based environments. Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix offers the following features:

  • Ability to discover, manage, and monitor HX Certified Node hardware from Nutanix Prism.
  • Managing hardware and firmware events and logs, including proactive platform alerts.
  • Integrated service and support with access to the warranty status, automated or manual diagnostics data collection, and a call home feature.

Note: Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix is supported with the AHV version 5.5.0.1 or later and Prism version 5.5.0.4 or later.

For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Nutanix web page:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-lxci-nutanix

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for vCenter Server

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for vCenter Server allow administrators to manage physical server infrastructure from  VMware vCenter in ESXi hypervisor-based environments.

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for vCenter offers the following features:

  • Ability to discover, manage, and monitor HX Certified Node hardware from vCenter Server.
  • Deployment of firmware updates from vCenter Server.
  • 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:
http://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 HX5521 Certified Nodes 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 HX Certified Nodes comply with ASHRAE class A2 specifications. The node performance might be impacted when the operating temperature is outside the ASHRAE A2 specifications. Depending on the hardware configuration, some HX5521 Certified Nodes comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications. To comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications, the nodes must meet the following hardware configuration requirements:

  • Processors with TDP more than or equal to 150 W not installed
  • Intel Xeon Gold 6126, 6132, 6134, and 6134M processors not installed

The ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes 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 (except 750 W Titanium power supplies)
    • 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 21. 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
750 W Platinum 100 - 127 V AC 984 W 8.4 A 3357 BTU/hour
200 - 240 V AC 958 W 4.1 A 3269 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 958 W 3.5 A 3269 BTU/hour
750 W Titanium 200 - 240 V AC 949 W 4.1 A 3238 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 948 W 3.5 A 3235 BTU/hour
1100 W 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

Regulatory compliance

The ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes 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

Warranty services and upgrades

The ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes can be configured with a one- (PRC only), three-, four, or five-year hardware warranty with 24x7 ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support (Lenovo server hardware and Nutanix software; requires an active software support contract from Nutanix) 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 Nutanix, on behalf of the customer, for software-related problem determination. Nutanix will contact the customer and will own the software-related problem resolution until closure.

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.

Also available are Lenovo Services warranty upgrades and post-warranty maintenance agreements, with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

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

The following Lenovo warranty service levels are available for the ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes:

  • 1 (PRC only), 3, 4, 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 server. 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.

  • Enterprise Server Software Support

    Lenovo Enterprise Server Software Support can help you troubleshoot your entire server software stack. Choose support for server operating systems from Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE, and VMware; Microsoft server applications; or operating systems and applications. Support staff can help answer troubleshooting and diagnostic questions, address product compatibility and interoperability issues, isolate causes of problems, report defects to software vendors, and more.

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

Deployment services

The following optional Lenovo Professional Services are available for the ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes to get customers up and running quickly:

  • Basic Hardware Installation Services
    • Unpacking and inspecting the systems
    • Installing options and 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)
  • Nutanix deployment services - Base
    • Conducting remote preparation and planning
    • Verifying firmware versions and performing firmware updates, if needed
    • Installing and configuring hypervisor and Nutanix controller VM
    • Creating Nutanix cluster
    • Configuring storage
    • Configuring administrative features
  • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced
    • Configuring VMware vCenter Server and vSphere cluster (ESXi-based environments)
    • Configuring Nutanix container and Acropolis (AHV) cluster (AHV-based environments)
    • Configuring networking
    • Transferring knowledge
  • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced with XClarity
    • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced
    • Installing Lenovo XClarity
    • Installing system updates
    • Setting up XClarity Pro for upward integration

For more information, refer to the Data Center Deployment Services web page:
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/data-center/services/deployment

Ethernet LAN switches

The following table lists the Ethernet LAN switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes.

Table 22. Ethernet LAN switches
Description Part number
1 Gb Ethernet switches (IPMI management)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7Y810011WW
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152TO RackSwitch  (Rear to Front, ONIE) 7Z320O11WW
Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front) 7159BAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front) 7159CAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front) 7159G52
10 Gb Ethernet switches (10 GbE host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159A1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159B1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159C1X
Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front) 7159BR6
Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front) 7159CRW
Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front) 7159GR6
25 Gb Ethernet switches (25 GbE host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159E1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE) 7Z210O21WW
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
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE) 7Z210O11WW

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 HX Certified Nodes.

Table 23. Rack cabinets
Description Part number
25U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072RX
25U Static S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072PX
42U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 6 sidewall compartments) 93074RX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634PX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Expansion Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634EX
42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93604PX
42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93614PX
42U Enterprise Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084PX
42U Enterprise Expansion Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084EX

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 HX Certified Nodes.

Table 24. Power distribution units
Description Part number
0U Basic PDUs
0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord 00YJ776
0U 36 C13/6 C19 32A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with IEC60309 332P6 line cord 00YJ777
0U 21 C13/12 C19 32A/200-240V/346-415V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 532P6 line cord 00YJ778
0U 21 C13/12 C19 48A/200-240V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 460P9 line cord 00YJ779
Switched and Monitored PDUs
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 24A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ NEMA L6-30P line cord 00YJ781
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 332P6 line cord 00YJ780
0U 18 C13/6 C19 Switched / Monitored 32A/200-240V/346-415V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 532P6 cord 00YJ782
0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched and Monitored 48A/200-240V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 460P9 line cord 00YJ783
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord) 46M4002
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3Ph PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd cord 46M4003
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord) 46M4004
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord 46M4005
Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module (without line cord) 71762NX
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3ph with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord 71763NU
C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
DPI C13 Enterprise PDU+ (without line cord) 39M2816
DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU (without line cord) 39Y8941
C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU (without line cord) 39Y8948
DPI 60A 3 Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC 309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord 39Y8923
Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
DPI 30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P line cord 39Y8938
DPI 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord 39Y8939
DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8934
DPI 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8940
DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8935
Universal PDUs (7x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
DPI Universal 7 C13 PDU (with 2 m IEC 320-C19 to C20 rack power cord) 00YE443
NEMA PDUs (6x NEMA 5-15R outlets)
DPI 100-127V PDU with fixed NEMA L5-15P line cord 39Y8905
Line cords for PDUs that ship without a line cord
DPI 30a Line Cord (NEMA L6-30P) 40K9614
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9612
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 3P+N+G) 40K9611
DPI 60a Cord (IEC 309 2P+G) 40K9615
DPI 63a Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9613
DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord (32A) 40K9617
DPI Korean 8305 Line Cord (30A) 40K9618

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

Uninterruptible power supply units

The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes.

Table 25. 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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