Lenovo ThinkSystem ST250 ServerProduct Guide

Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkSystem ST250 is a mainstream 1-socket tower server that also be rack mounted as a 4U rack server. It is ideal for small-to-medium businesses, remote offices, branch offices, banking and public sector.

This product guide provides essential presales information to understand the ThinkSystem ST250 server, 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 ST250 and consider its use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the April 16 update:

  • New drives added - Internal drive options section:
    • ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD, 4XB7A08515
    • ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD, 4XB7A10151
  • New support for existing drives - Internal drive options section:
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A10153
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A10154
    • ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A10158
    • ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A10159
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A10237
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A10238
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A10239
    • ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A10242
    • ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A10243
    • ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A10244
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A13633
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A13634
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A13635
    • ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A13639
    • ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A13640
    • ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A13641
  • The following drives were previously withdrawn but have been re-released:
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7SD7A05722
    • ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7SD7A05717
  • New support for LTO8 internal tape drive - Internal backup units section
    • ThinkSystem Internal Half High LTO Gen8 SAS Tape Drive, 4T27A10727
    • ThinkSystem LTO Gen8 12TB Tape, 4TP7A09619
  • Updated Warranty and Support section
  • New Services section

Walkthrough Video with David Watts and Denny Lane

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkSystem ST250 is a mainstream 1-socket tower server that also be rack mounted as a 4U rack server. It is ideal for small-to-medium businesses, remote offices, branch offices, banking and public sector. The server supports one Intel Xeon E-2100 Series processor (formerly codenamed "Coffee Lake") and up to 64 GB of 2666 MHz TruDDR4 ECC memory.

Figure 1 shows the Lenovo ThinkSystem ST250.

Lenovo ThinkSystem ST250
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkSystem ST250

Did you know?

The ThinkSystem ST250 is an enterprise-grade server with enterprise-level management features and support for hot-swap power supplies and drives. It offers full support of Lenovo XClarity Administrator for comprehensive systems management and includes the next generation UEFI-based Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager for system setup and diagnosis, and the Lenovo XClarity Controller management processor for ongoing systems management and alerting. These tools make the ST250 easy to deploy, integrate, service, and manage.

Key features

The ThinkSystem ST250 is a office-friendly tower server that has been optimized to provide enterprise-class features to small businesses, retail, educational institutions and branch offices.

Scalability and performance

The ST250 offers the following features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • The Intel Xeon E-2100 Series processors improves productivity by offering affordable single-socket system performance with 6-core processors with up to 3.8 GHz core speeds.
  • Intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows processor cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor thermal design power (TDP).
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multithreaded applications by enabling simultaneous multithreading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
  • Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better use the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Up to four 2666 MHz DDR4 ECC or non-ECC UDIMMs provide speed and capacity of up to 64 GB.
  • The server offers PCI Express 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities that increase the theoretical maximum bandwidth by almost 100% (8 GTps per link using 128b/130b encoding) compared to the PCI Express 2.0 (5 GTps per link using 8b/10b encoding).
  • With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon E-2100 Series processors. Such integration reduces I/O latency and increases overall system performance.
  • The 12 Gbps SAS internal storage connectivity doubles the data transfer rate compared to 6 Gb SAS solutions to maximize performance of storage I/O-intensive applications.
  • Flexible storage configurations support either 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays or a combination of the two (hybrid configuration). Drive bays support SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs.
    • Up to 16x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
    • Up to 8x 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
    • Up to 4x 3.5-inch + 8x 2.5-inch drive bays
    • Up to 8x 3.5-inch simple-swap drive bays
  • The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of, or along with, traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) can significantly improve I/O performance. An SSD can support up to 100 times more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
  • New high-speed RAID controllers from Broadcom provide 12 Gb SAS connectivity to the drive backplanes. A variety of RAID adapters are available, with cache up to 4 GB and support for 20 drives on a single controller.
  • Offers two 5.25-inch media bays with support for optical drives or backup drives.
  • Supports a single M.2 drive as an additional storage/boot device.
  • The server has two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • The server offers PCI Express 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities that improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by almost 100% (8 GT/ps per link using 128b/130b encoding) compared to the previous generation of PCI Express 2.0 (5 GT/s per link using 8b/10b encoding).
  • The server offers up to four PCIe 3.0 I/O expansion slots
  • Support for a NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU) to enhanced graphics.

Availability and serviceability

The ST250 provides the following features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • The ST250 supports UDIMM memory with ECC protection which provides error correction not available in PC-class "servers" that use parity memory. Avoiding system crashes (and data loss) due to soft memory errors means greater system uptime.
  • The server offers hot-swap (HS) SSDs and HDDs, and supports RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • Much like hot-swap drives, simple-swap drives are mounted on an easy-to-remove tray and work with the same RAID options. Simple-swap require a system power-down before adding or replacing, however simple-swap drives are less expensive than hot-swap drives.
  • The server supports hot-swap power supplies; with two installed, they form a redundant pair to provide availability for business-critical applications.
  • Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as memory and adapter cards.
  • A choice of affordable onboard SATA RAID or advanced hardware RAID redundancy offers data protection and greater system uptime.
  • The use of SSDs can provide better reliability than the use of traditional HDDs, for greater uptime.
  • The built-in XClarity Controller continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.
  • Built-in diagnostics in UEFI, using Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager, speed up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager supports diagnostics and can save service data to a USB key drive or remote CIFS share folder for troubleshooting and reduce service time.
  • Support for the XClarity Administrator Mobile app running on a supported smartphone and connected to the server through the service-enabled USB port, enables additional local systems management functions.
  • Auto restart in the event of a momentary loss of AC power (based on power policy setting in the XClarity Controller service processor)
  • One-year or three-year customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty with next business day response. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

The following powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the ST250:

  • The server includes an XClarity Controller (XCC) to monitor server availability. Optional upgrade to XCC Advanced to provide remote control (keyboard video mouse) functions. Optional upgrade to XCC Enterprise enables the additional support for the mounting of remote media files (ISO and IMG image files), boot capture, and power capping.
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers comprehensive hardware management tools that help to increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • New UEFI-based Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager, accessible from F1 during boot, provides system inventory information, graphical UEFI Setup, platform update function, RAID Setup wizard, operating system installation function, and diagnostic functions.
  • Support for Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager which captures real-time power and temperature data from the server and provides automated controls to lower energy costs.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Industry-standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supported operating system.
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks, allowing an application to run in its own isolated space, protected from all other software running on a system.
  • Physical security measures to prevent unauthorized access: Loop for a padlock to prevent the side panel from being opened and a slot at the rear of the server for a Kensington Cable Lock. Optional additional physical security features are a lockable front security door and a chassis intrusion switch (included in some models).

Energy efficiency

The ST250 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to the green environment:

  • Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
  • High-efficiency power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum and Titanium certifications. Energy Star 2.1 certified.
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed to reduce power draw.
  • Low-voltage 1.2 V DDR4 memory DIMMs use up to 20% less energy compared to 1.35 V DDR3 DIMMs.
  • SSDs use as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning 2.5-inch HDDs.
  • The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, which can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system.
  • Optional Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provides advanced data center power notification, analysis, and policy-based management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front of the server.

Front view of the ThinkSystem ST250 server
Figure 2. Front view of the ThinkSystem ST250 server

The following figure shows the rear of the server.

Rear view of the ThinkSystem ST250 server
Figure 3. Rear view of the ThinkSystem ST250 server

The following figure shows the locations of key components inside the server.

Internal view of the ThinkSystem ST250 server
Figure 4. Internal view of the ThinkSystem ST250 server

System architecture

The following figure shows the architectural block diagram of the ST250, showing the major components and their connections.

ST250 system architectural block diagram
Figure 5. ST250 system architectural block diagram

A closer look at the SATA ports for use with SATA drives, optical drives and an M.2 drive, see the Internal storage section.

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications
Components Specification
Machine type 7Y46 - 1 year warranty
7Y45 - 3 year warranty
Form factor Tower or 4U Rack.
Processor

One Intel processor (formerly codenamed "Coffee Lake"). Choose from:

  • Intel Xeon E-2100 Series processor up to 3.8 GHz
  • Intel Core i3-8100/8300 Series processor up to 4 GHz
  • Intel Pentium G5400/G5500/G5600 Series processor up to 3.9 GHz
Chipset Intel C246 chipset
Memory Four DIMM sockets supporting Lenovo TruDDR4 DIMMs at 2666 MHz. Support ECC UDIMMs.
Memory maximums Up to 64 GB with 4x 16 GB UDIMMs
Memory protection Error-correcting code (ECC)
Disk drive bays

Available configurations:

  • 8x or 16x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • 4x or 8x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • Both 4x 3.5-inch + 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • 8x 3.5-inch simple-swap drive bays
In addition, the ST250 supports one M.2 Drive via an onboard connector. Note: If the onboard SATA controller is used to connect the drive bays, then only 6 drives can be installed if an M.2 drive is installed.
Maximum internal storage
  • 38.4 TB with 16x 2.4TB 2.5-inch SAS hot-swap HDDs
  • 15.4 TB with 16x 960GB 2.5-inch SATA hot-swap SSDs
  • 64 TB with 8x 8TB 3.5-inch SATA or SAS hot-swap HDDs
  • 64 TB with 8x 8TB 3.5-inch SATA simple-swap HDDs
  • Intermix of SAS and SATA is supported.
Storage controller
  • Onboard 6 Gb SATA for simple-swap drive configurations, using embedded Intel RSTe software RAID, supporting RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA RAID for hot-swap drive configurations:
    • RAID 530i (cacheless) supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50
    • RAID 730-8i with 1GB cache supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50
    • RAID 930-8i with 2GB flash-backed cache supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
    • RAID 930-16i and 24i with 4GB flash-backed cache supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA non-RAID: 430-8i and 430-16i HBAs
Optical drive bays Two half-height 5.25-inch bays for optical or tape drives. Supports SATA DVD-ROM or DVD-RW (multiburner). Note: If the onboard SATA controller is used to connect the drive bays, then only 6 drives can be installed if an optical drive is installed.
Tape drive bays Two half-height 5.25-inch bays for optical or tape drives. Support for one RDX drive or one LTO tape drive.
Network interfaces Two integrated Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T ports (RJ-45) based on Broadcom BCM5720 embedded controller, one can be shared with XCC for systems management. Third dedicated Gigabit Ethernet port for XCC systems management.
PCI Expansion slots Four PCIe slots as follows:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x1 full-height, half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 full-height, half-length
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x4 full-height, half-length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x4 full-height, half-length (x8 physical slot)
Ports
  • Front:
    • One USB 3.1 G1 (5 Gb/s) port
    • One USB 2.0 port (supports XClarity Mobile connectivity for local systems management)
  • Rear:
    • Two USB 3.1 G1 (5Gb/s) ports
    • Two USB 3.1 G2 (10Gb/s) ports
    • One VGA video
    • One RJ-45 systems management
    • Two RJ-45 GbE network ports
    • One serial port
  • Internal:
    • One internal USB 3.0 port for RDX drive
Cooling Supports ASHRAE A2 environments. Certain configurations support ASHRAE A3. Two or three fixed system fans depending on the drive bay configuration. Additional fans attached to the processor heat sink and in the power supplies.
Power supply

Two choices, model dependent:

  • One fixed power supply, 250W. 80 PLUS Platinum certified.
  • Two redundant hot-swap power supplies, each 550W. For China customers, the 550W power supplies support 240V DC input. 80 PLUS Platinum certified. Energy Star 2.1 compliant.
Hot-swap parts Hard drives and 550W power supplies
Systems management Operator panel with status LEDs. XClarity Controller embedded management, XClarity Administrator centralized infrastructure delivery, XClarity Integrator plugins, and XClarity Energy Manager centralized server power management. Optional XClarity Controller Advanced to enable remote control functions.
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module, supporting TPM 1.2 or TPM 2.0. In China only, optional Nationz TPM 2.0 module. Optional chassis intrusion switch. Padlock loop and Kensington cable slot and optional lockable front door for physical security.
Video G200 graphics with 16 MB memory with 2D hardware accelerator, integrated into the XClarity Controller. Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 32bpp at 60Hz.
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware ESXi. See the Operating system support section for specifics.
Limited warranty Three-year or one-year (model dependent) customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5 next business day (NBD).
Service and support Optional service upgrades are available through Lenovo Services: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 6-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, software support for Lenovo hardware and some third-party applications.
Dimensions Height: 430 mm (16.9 inches), width: 175 mm (6.9 inches), depth: 566 mm (22.3 inches)
Weight Fully configured: 23.56 kg (51.94 lb)

The ST250 server is shipped with the following items:

  • Documentation flyer
  • Power cords (model and region dependent)
  • Mouse & keyboard (model dependent)

Models

The following tables list the available models, grouped by region.

Refer to the Specifications section for information about standard features of the server.

Models for Australia and New Zealand

Table 2. Models for Australia and New Zealand
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Controller
Drive bays
Drives
Optical Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC Sec.
door
Intru.
switch
Standard models with a 3-year model (machine type 7Y45)
7Y45A01QAU Xeon E-2104G 4+2C 65W 3.2GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
Open 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y45A01LAU Xeon E-2104G 4+2C 65W 3.2GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
Open 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y45A01RAU Xeon E-2124G 4+2C 71W 3.4GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
Open 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y45A01WAU Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
Open 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y45A01TAU Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
Open 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y45A01PAU Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 16GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
Open 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y45A01NAU Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 16GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
Open 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y45A01UAU Xeon E-2176G 6+2C 80W 3.7GHz 1x 16GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
Open 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y45A01MAU Xeon E-2186G 6+2C 95W 3.8GHz 1x 16GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
Open 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y45A01SAU Pentium G5600 2C+2 54W 3.9GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
Open 250W
fixed
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y45A01VAU Core i3-8300 4C+2 62W 3.7GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
Open 250W
fixed
Yes Ent Option Option

† Processor detail: Model, compute core count + graphics core count, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.

Models for South East Asian countries (ASEAN)

Table 3. Models for South East Asian countries (ASEAN)
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Controller
Drive bays
Drives
Optical Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC Sec.
door
Intru.
switch
TopSeller models with a 3-year model (machine type 7Y45)
7Y45A00SSG Xeon E-2104G 4+2C 65W 3.2GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A018SG Xeon E-2104G 4+2C 65W 3.2GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A014SG Xeon E-2104G 4+2C 65W 3.2GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A00YSG Xeon E-2124G 4+2C 71W 3.4GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01CSG Xeon E-2124G 4+2C 71W 3.4GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01HSG Xeon E-2124G 4+2C 71W 3.4GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A015SG Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01FSG Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01JSG Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01ZSG Xeon E-2134 4C 71W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A020SG Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A00ZSG Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A00USG Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01KSG Xeon E-2146G 6+2C 80W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A013SG Xeon E-2146G 6+2C 80W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A017SG Xeon E-2174G 4+2C 71W 3.8GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A00PSG Xeon E-2174G 4+2C 71W 3.8GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option

† Processor detail: Model, compute core count + graphics core count, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.

Models for Brazil

Table 4. Models for Brazil
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Controller
Drive bays
Drives
Optical Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC Sec.
door
Intru.
switch
TopSeller models with 1 year warranty (7Y46)
7Y46A021BR Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00SBR Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01WBR Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00NBR Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00YBR Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00KBR Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01RBR Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00UBR Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A015BR Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01MBR Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A018BR Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00CBR Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes

† Processor detail: Model, compute core count + graphics core count, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.

Models for EMEA countries

Table 5. Models for EMEA countries
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Controller
Drive bays
Drives
Optical Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC Sec.
door
Intru.
switch
Standard models with 3 year warranty (machine type 7Y45)
7Y45A010EA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB Onboard RSTe 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A019EA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 3.5-in HS
2x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A00XEA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 250W
fixed
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A00NEA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A00REA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 250W
fixed
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A01GEA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in SS
2x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 250W
fixed
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A01BEA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A01DEA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 250W
fixed
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A00QEA Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Yes Yes
7Y45A00VEA Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Yes Yes
7Y45A01AEA Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A00WEA Xeon E-2146G 6+2C 80W 3.5GHz 1x 16GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 250W
fixed
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A011EA Xeon E-2146G 6+2C 80W 3.5GHz 1x 16GB Onboard RSTe 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A012EA Xeon E-2176G 6+2C 80W 3.7GHz 1x 16GB Onboard RSTe 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A00TEA Xeon E-2176G 6+2C 80W 3.7GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Yes Yes
7Y45A01EEA Xeon E-2176G 6+2C 80W 3.7GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SAS HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Yes
7Y45A016EA Xeon E-2186G 6+2C 95W 3.8GHz 1x 16GB Onboard RSTe 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 2x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Yes
TopSeller models with 1 year warranty (machine type 7Y46)
7Y46A01JEA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 250W
fixed
No Std Option Yes
7Y46A01EEA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 250W
fixed
No Std Option Yes

† Processor detail: Model, compute core count + graphics core count, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.

Models for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea (HTK)

Table 6. Models for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea (HTK)
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Controller
Drive bays
Drives
Optical Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC Sec.
door
Intru.
switch
TopSeller models with 3 year warranty (machine type 7Y45)
7Y45A00SCN Xeon E-2104G 4+2C 65W 3.2GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A018CN Xeon E-2104G 4+2C 65W 3.2GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A014CN Xeon E-2104G 4+2C 65W 3.2GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A00YCN Xeon E-2124G 4+2C 71W 3.4GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01CCN Xeon E-2124G 4+2C 71W 3.4GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01HCN Xeon E-2124G 4+2C 71W 3.4GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A015CN Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01FCN Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01JCN Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01YCN Xeon E-2134 4C 71W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01XCN Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A00ZCN Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A00UCN Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A01KCN Xeon E-2146G 6+2C 80W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A013CN Xeon E-2146G 6+2C 80W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A017CN Xeon E-2174G 4+2C 71W 3.8GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option
7Y45A00PCN Xeon E-2174G 4+2C 71W 3.8GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
No Std Option Option

† Processor detail: Model, compute core count + graphics core count, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.

Models for Japan

Included with all Japan models:

  • ThinkSystem Optical Wheel Mouse - USB
  • ThinkSystem Preferred Pro II USB Keyboard - Japanese
Table 7. Models for Japan
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Controller
Drive bays
Drives
Optical Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC Sec.
door
Intru.
switch
Standard models with 1 year warranty (machine type 7Y46)
7Y46A037JP Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A030JP Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A036JP Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02TJP Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02LJP Xeon E-2124G 4+2C 71W 3.4GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02DJP Xeon E-2124G 4+2C 71W 3.4GHz 1x 8GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02GJP Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A026JP Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A039JP Xeon E-2134 4C 71W 3.5GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02EJP Xeon E-2134 4C 71W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A038JP Xeon E-2134 4C 71W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A029JP Xeon E-2134 4C 71W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02FJP Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02JJP Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A03AJP Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02PJP Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A03BJP Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02QJP Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 8GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02KJP Xeon E-2146G 6+2C 80W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02NJP Xeon E-2146G 6+2C 80W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02MJP Xeon E-2174G 4+2C 71W 3.8GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02WJP Xeon E-2174G 4+2C 71W 3.8GHz 1x 8GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A031JP Xeon E-2176G 6+2C 80W 3.7GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02SJP Xeon E-2176G 6+2C 80W 3.7GHz 1x 8GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02UJP Xeon E-2186G 6+2C 95W 3.8GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02ZJP Xeon E-2186G 6+2C 95W 3.8GHz 1x 8GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02RJP Pentium G5500T 2C+2 35W 3.2GHz 1x 8GB Onboard RSTe 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
TopSeller models with 1 year warranty (machine type 7Y46)
7Y46A025JP Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02BJP Xeon E-2124G 4+2C 71W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02VJP Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02YJP Xeon E-2134 4C 71W 3.5GHz 1x 16GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02XJP Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A027JP Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 16GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02CJP Xeon E-2146G 6+2C 80W 3.5GHz 1x 16GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02AJP Xeon E-2174G 4+2C 71W 3.8GHz 1x 16GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A02HJP Xeon E-2176G 6+2C 80W 3.7GHz 1x 16GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A024JP Xeon E-2186G 6+2C 95W 3.8GHz 1x 16GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option
7Y46A028JP Pentium G5500T 2C+2 35W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB RAID 930‑8i 8x 2.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑ROM 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Adv Option Option

† Processor detail: Model, compute core count + graphics core count, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.

Models for Latin American countries (except Brazil)

Table 8. Models with a 1-year warranty for Latin American countries (except Brazil)
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Controller
Drive bays
Drives
Optical Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC Sec.
door
Intru.
switch
TopSeller models with 1 year warranty (machine type 7Y46)
7Y46A00BLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00MLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01YLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A011LA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01BLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01HLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00GLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01QLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01VLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A003LA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00HLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00LLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00PLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00QLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00VLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A009LA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00DLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00FLA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01GLA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01ZLA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A023LA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A012LA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A016LA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01DLA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00ALA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A017LA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01CLA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01FLA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01KLA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01NLA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
1x 1TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A00WLA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A010LA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A014LA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
2x 2TB SATA HDD
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A006LA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A01XLA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes
7Y46A022LA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB RAID 530‑8i 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Std Option Yes

† Processor detail: Model, compute core count + graphics core count, TDP, core frequency

Models for USA and Canada

Table 9. Models for USA and Canada
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Controller
Drive bays
Drives
Optical Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC Sec.
door
Intru.
switch
Standard models with 1 year warranty (machine type 7Y46)
7Y46A00JNA Xeon E-2104G 4+2C 65W 3.2GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 250W
fixed
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A01PNA Xeon E-2104G 4+2C 65W 3.2GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 250W
fixed
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A00XNA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 250W
fixed
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A007NA Xeon E-2124G 4+2C 71W 3.4GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A01TNA Xeon E-2124G 4+2C 71W 3.4GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A01UNA Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A00ENA Xeon E-2126G 6+2C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A001NA Xeon E-2134 4C 71W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A000NA Xeon E-2134 4C 71W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A008NA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A00RNA Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A00ZNA Xeon E-2144G 4+2C 71W 3.6GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A01SNA Xeon E-2146G 6+2C 80W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A020NA Xeon E-2146G 6+2C 80W 3.5GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A004NA Xeon E-2174G 4+2C 71W 3.8GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A013NA Xeon E-2176G 6+2C 80W 3.7GHz 1x 16GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A005NA Xeon E-2176G 6+2C 80W 3.7GHz 1x 16GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A01LNA Xeon E-2186G 6+2C 95W 3.8GHz 1x 16GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A01ANA Xeon E-2186G 6+2C 95W 3.8GHz 1x 16GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
TopSeller models with 1 year warranty (machine type 7Y46)
7Y46A00TNA Xeon E-2124 4C 71W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 250W
fixed
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A019NA Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 4x 3.5-in HS
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option
7Y46A002NA Xeon E-2174G 4+2C 71W 3.8GHz 1x 8GB Onboard AHCI 8x 2.5-in HS*
Open bay
1x DVD‑RW 1x 550W
HS / 2
Yes Ent Option Option

† Processor detail: Model, compute core count + graphics core count, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.

Processor options

The ST250 supports one processor from the Intel product family formerly known by the codename "Coffee Lake". This includes processors from the Intel Xeon E, Core i3 and Pentium families.

The server supports the processor options that are listed in the following table.

All supported processors have the following characteristics:

  • 14 nm semiconductor process technology
  • 8 GT/s DMI3 bus speed
  • Two DDR4 memory channels
  • 16 PCIe 3.0 I/O lanes

Integrated graphics and management: Many of the processors supported by the ST250 include integrated graphics, however, this functionality is not used by the server. Instead, graphics support is provided by XClarity Controller (XCC), or by an GPU add-in card. Similarly system management of the ST250 is handled by XCC and as a result, the AMT management processor is disabled.

Table 10. Processor options
Feature
code
Intel processor TDP Cores /
Threads
Base
core
speed
Cache Memory
bus
speed
ECC HT Turbo Boost /
Max speed
VT
B357 Core i3-8100 65W 4 / 4 3.6 GHz 6 MB 2400 MHz Yes No No Yes
B359 Core i3-8100T 35W 4 / 4 3.1 GHz 6 MB 2400 MHz Yes No No Yes
B356 Core i3-8300 62W 4 / 4 3.7 GHz 8 MB 2400 MHz Yes No No Yes
B358 Core i3-8300T 35W 4 / 4 3.2 GHz 8 MB 2400 MHz Yes No No Yes
B355 Core i3-8350K 91W 4 / 4 4.0 GHz 8 MB 2400 MHz Yes No No Yes
B35C Pentium G5400 54W 2 / 4 3.7 GHz 4 MB 2400 MHz Yes Yes No Yes
B35G Pentium G5400T 35W 2 / 4 3.1 GHz 4 MB 2400 MHz Yes Yes No Yes
B35B Pentium G5500 54W 2 / 4 3.8 GHz 4 MB 2400 MHz Yes Yes No Yes
B35F Pentium G5500T 35W 2 / 4 3.2 GHz 4 MB 2400 MHz Yes Yes No Yes
B35A Pentium G5600 54W 2 / 4 3.9 GHz 4 MB 2400 MHz Yes Yes No Yes
B354 Xeon E-2104G 65W 4 / 4 3.2 GHz 8 MB 2666 MHz Yes No No Yes
B353 Xeon E-2124 71W 4 / 4 3.3 GHz 8 MB 2666 MHz Yes No Yes / 4.30 GHz Yes
B352 Xeon E-2124G 71W 4 / 4 3.4 GHz 8 MB 2666 MHz Yes No Yes / 4.50 GHz Yes
B351 Xeon E-2126G 80W 6 / 6 3.3 GHz 12 MB 2666 MHz Yes No Yes / 4.50 GHz Yes
B350 Xeon E-2134 71W 4 / 8 3.5 GHz 8 MB 2666 MHz Yes Yes Yes / 4.50 GHz Yes
B34Z Xeon E-2136 80W 6 / 12 3.3 GHz 12 MB 2666 MHz Yes Yes Yes / 4.50 GHz Yes
B34Y Xeon E-2144G 71W 4 / 8 3.6 GHz 8 MB 2666 MHz Yes Yes Yes / 4.50 GHz Yes
B34X Xeon E-2146G 80W 6 / 12 3.5 GHz 12 MB 2666 MHz Yes Yes Yes / 4.50 GHz Yes
B34W Xeon E-2174G 71W 4 / 8 3.8 GHz 8 MB 2666 MHz Yes Yes Yes / 4.70 GHz Yes
B34V Xeon E-2176G 80W 6 / 12 3.7 GHz 12 MB 2666 MHz Yes Yes Yes / 4.70 GHz Yes
B34U Xeon E-2186G 95W 6 / 12 3.8 GHz 12 MB 2666 MHz Yes Yes Yes / 4.70 GHz Yes

Memory options

The ST250 server supports 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.

TruDDR4 memory has a unique signature programmed into the DIMM, which enables ThinkSystem servers to verify whether the memory installed is qualified and supported. From a service and support standpoint, TruDDR4 memory automatically assumes the system's warranty, and service and support provided worldwide.

The ST250 supports up to 4 DIMMs. The processors have 2 memory channels and support 2 DIMMs per channel.

All DIMMs operate at a speed of 2666 MHz. However, if the processor selected has a lower memory bus speed (eg 2400 MHz - see the Processor table), then all DIMMs will operate at that lower speed.

The following table lists the memory options that are available for the ST250 server.

Table 11. Memory options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
ECC UDIMMs
4ZC7A08696 B35J ThinkSystem 8GB TruDDR4 2666MHz (1Rx8, 1.2V) UDIMM 4
4ZC7A08699 B35K ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666MHz (2Rx8, 1.2V) UDIMM 4

The following rules and recommendations apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The server only supports UDIMMs
  • All DIMMs must be identical. Mixing DIMMs is not supported.
  • For best performance when installing two DIMMs, install one in each memory channel

Internal storage

The ST250 supports 2.5-inch hot-swap, 3.5-inch hot-swap, and 3.5-inch simple-swap drives in a variety of drive bay configurations.

In this section:

Drive bays and backplanes

The server supports up to 16 drive bays:

  • Up to 16x 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
  • Up to 8x 3.5-inch drives hot-swap drives
  • Up to 8x 3.5-inch simple-swap drives
  • A combination of 8x 2.5" hot-swap and 4x 3.5" hot-swap drives.

Hot-swap configurations SAS and SATA drives depending on the controller used (the onboard SATA controller supports SATA drives only). Simple-swap drive configurations support SATA drives only. NVMe PCIe drives are not supported with any configuration.

The different drive bay configurations supported are shown in the following figure. The server also supports one M.2 drive, installed in a slot on the system board as shown in the internal view of the server.

ST250 Internal drive bay configurations
Figure 6. Internal drive bay configurations

The following table lists the available hot-swap backplanes and simple-swap backplates. The feature codes are used for configure-to-order and the option part numbers are for field installations & upgrades. See the Field upgrades section for details

Table 12. Backplanes
Option part number Feature code Description
4M17A12790 B41E ThinkSystem ST250 2.5" SATA/SAS 8-Bay Backplane Kit
4M17A12788 B41D ThinkSystem ST250 3.5" SATA/SAS 4-Bay Backplane Kit
4M17A12789 B4LP ThinkSystem ST250 3.5" SATA 4-Bay Simple Swap Bracket Plate Kit

Configuration note regarding drive bays with the use of the onboard SATA controller:

  • If the onboard SATA controller is used, then up to 8 drives can be connected (hot-swap or simple-swap) provided no optical drive or M.2 drive is installed.
  • If the onboard SATA controller is used and an optical drive or an M.2 drive is installed, then at most 6 drives can be installed. Drive bays 6 and 7 will not connected and should remain empty (and in the case of simple-swap drives, the SATA connections to the bays 6 & 7 should be disconnected)
  • If the onboard SATA controller is used in RAID mode and an M.2 drive is installed, the M.2 cannot be used as a boot device to boot Windows.

Adapters and cabling

This section describes the adapter and cabling requirements for each drive bay configuration.

The ST250 has an onboard SATA controller for drive, optical drive and M.2 connectivity. For the drives, connections are via 5 connectors on the system board: four single-lane SATA connectors and one mini-SAS HD connector with 4 lanes.

When using the onboard SATA controller, SATA ports 6 and 7 are shared between drive bays 6 & 7, the two optical drive bays, and the M.2 connector. The connections are as follows, shown in the figure below:

  • SATA ports 0, 1, 2 and 3 are connected to the first 4 drive bays (bays 0-3). These are routed to a single mini-SAS HD connector on the system board.
  • SATA ports 5 and 6 are connected to bays 4 and 5
  • SATA port 6 is either connected to drive bay 6 or optical drive bay 0 (lower bay).
  • SATA port 7 is either connected to drive bay 7 or optical drive bay 1 (upper bay) or to the onboard M.2 connector. When an M.2 drive is inserted into the M.2 connector, it automatically connects to the SATA port and any connected drives (drive bay 7 or ODD1) are automatically disconnected.

ST250 Onboard SATA connections
Figure 7. Onboard SATA connections

In summary, the following combinations are supported with the onboard SATA controller:

  • 8x SATA drives
  • 6x SATA drives + M.2
  • 6x SATA drives + M.2 + 1x optical drive
  • 6x SATA drives + 2x optical drives

The ST250 also supports the use of a RAID adapter or SAS host bus adapter to support the use of SAS drives plus offering higher performance features and RAID functionality.

Configurations guidance is as follows:

  • For 8-bay configurations, use one of the supported 8-port RAID adapters or HBA
  • For 12-bay or 16-bay configurations, use the RAID 930-16i adapter
  • It is supported to add any one of the following combinations to a RAID adapter/HBA configuration:
    • 1x SATA optical drive
    • 1x SATA optical drive + M.2 drive
    • 2x SATA optical drive

    It is not supported to add 2x SATA optical drives + M.2 drive to a RAID adapter or HBA configuration.

Field upgrades

The following table shows the upgrades you can perform to the ST250 after initial purchase to add additional drive bays or to change the controller.

If you are planning to do a field upgrade to add a RAID adapter or HBA for connectivity to the drives, you will need to order the RAID/HBA Cable & Flash Module Mechanical Kit, 4Z57A14087. This kit contains the cable which connects the adapter to the four SATA drives, replacing the existing four SATA cables. For the RAID 930-8i adapter, the kit also contains the bracket for the RAID adapter's flash power module. For CTO and preconfigured models in the configurator tool, the cable and flash power module bracket are automatically added if needed.

Table 13. Upgrading the internal drive bays in the field
Starting configuration Required configuration Controller to add Cable Kit Backplane & Cage Kit
Upgrading Onboard SATA to RAID Adapter/HBA (1 Drive Cage)
4x3.5" HS SW RAID 4x3.5" HS HW RAID Add 8-port RAID adapter/HBA 4Z57A14087 Not needed
8x3.5" HS SW RAID 8x3.5" HS HW RAID Add 8-port RAID adapter/HBA 4Z57A14087 Not needed
8x2.5" HS SW RAID 8x2.5" HS HW RAID Add 8-port RAID adapter/HBA 4Z57A14087 Not needed
Upgrading Onboard SATA to RAID Adapter/HBA + Adding Upper Drive Cage
4x3.5" HS SW RAID 8x3.5" HS HW RAID Add 8-port RAID adapter/HBA 4Z57A14087 4M17A12788
4x3.5" HS SW RAID 4x3.5" HS + 8x2.5" HW RAID Add 16-port RAID adapter or 2x 8-port RAID adapters/HBAs 4Z57A14087 4M17A12790
8x2.5" HS SW RAID 16x2.5" HS HW RAID Add 16-port RAID adapter or 2x 8-port RAID adapters/HBAs 4Z57A14087 4M17A12790
Replacing a RAID adapter/HBA with a RAID 930i adapter (requiring a bracket for the flash power module)
Any HBA or RAID adapter without flash-backed cache RAID with flash-backed cache Replace existing adapter with RAID 930-8i or RAID 930-16i 4Z57A14087 Not needed
Adding Upper Drive Cage (No change to controller)
4x3.5" SS SW RAID 8x3.5" SS SW RAID* No change (onboard SATA) None 4M17A12789
4x3.5" HS SW RAID 8x3.5" HS SW RAID* No change (onboard SATA) None 4M17A12788
4x3.5" HS HW RAID 8x3.5" HS HW RAID No change (RAID adapter) None 4M17A12788
4x3.5" HS HW RAID 4x3.5" HS + 8x2.5" HW RAID Add second 8-port RAID adapter/HBA or replace existing 8-port with 16-port RAID None 4M17A12790
8x 2.5" HS HW RAID 16x 2.5" HS HW RAID Add second 8-port RAID adapter/HBA or replace existing 8-port with 16-port RAID None 4M17A12790

* If you have an optical drive or M.2 drive installed, you are limited to 6 drives

The following table lists the contents of the cable and backplane kits needed for the upgrades.

Table 14. Cable and backplane kits
Part number Description and list of included components
4Z57A14087

ThinkSystem ST250 RAID/HBA Cable & Flash Mech Kit

  • 2x ST250 RAID HS HDD Signal Cable
  • 1x Bracket for flash power module (supercap) for RAID 930 adapter
4M17A12790

ThinkSystem ST250 2.5" SATA/SAS 8-Bay Backplane Kit

  • 1x 8x2.5" SATA/SAS backplane
  • 1x cage assembly
  • 2x SAS cables
  • 1x power cable
  • 8x 2.5" drive bay fillers
  • 1x front fan and cable
4M17A12788

ThinkSystem ST250 3.5" SATA/SAS 4-Bay Backplane Kit

  • 1x 4x3.5" SATA/SAS backplane
  • 1x cage assembly
  • 1x MiniSAS HD cable with 4 connectors to system board
  • 1x MiniSAS HD cable with 2 connectors to system board (use with optical drive)
  • 1x power cable
  • 4x 3.5" drive bay fillers
  • 1x front fan and cable
4M17A12789

ThinkSystem ST250 3.5" SATA 4-Bay Simple Swap Bracket Plate Kit

  • 1x 4x3.5" SATA backplate + cable with 4 SATA connections
  • 1x 4x3.5" SATA backplate + cable with 2 SATA connections (use with optical drive)
  • 1x cage assembly
  • 4x 3.5" drive bay fillers
  • 1x front fan and cable

M.2 drive

The ST250 server supports one M.2 form-factor SATA drive. The M.2 drive is installed in a slot directly on the system board as shown in the following figure.

Location of the M.2 Drive on the ST250 system board
Figure 8. Location of the M.2 Drive on the ST250 system board

Supported drives are listed in the Internal drive options section.

Configuration notes:

  • With an M.2 drive installed, if the onboard SATA controller is used to connect 2.5" or 3.5" drives, then only six drives can be installed. The other two drive bays must remain empty or disconnected.
  • Only one optical drive can be installed if an M.2 drive is used. The use of two optical drives + M.2 is not supported.
  • With an M.2 drive installed, if the onboard SATA controller is used to connect 2.5" or 3.5" drives and the controller is in RAID mode, then the M.2 cannot be used as a boot device to boot Windows.
  • Configurations with an M.2 drive + optical drive + backup drive (either RDX or tape) is only supported as a field upgrade. Such configurations are not supported configure-to-order (CTO).

For details about M.2 components, see the ThinkSystem M.2 Drives and M.2 Adapters product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp0769-thinksystem-m2-drives-adapters

Tip: The ThinkSystem M.2 Enablement Kit and ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit that are supported in other ThinkSystem servers are not supported with the ST250.

Controllers for internal storage

The ST250 uses two onboard 6Gb SATA ports to connect the four or eight drives. Hot-swap and simple-swap SATA drives are supported. These onboard SATA ports support RSTe mode for RAID functionality or AHCI mode for JBOD support.

Virtualization support: The onboard SATA ports can be used with virtualization hypervisors, including VMware ESXi, Linux KVM, Xen, and Microsoft Hyper-V, however support is limited to AHCI (non-RAID) mode. RSTe mode is not supported with virtualization hypervisors.

Windows support: Windows only supports a RSTe-based RAID array of no more than 6 drives.

In addition to the onboard SATA controller, the ST250 with hot-swap drives supports the use of an internal RAID adapter or HBA. The following table lists the supported adapters.

Table 15. Controllers for internal storage - hot-swap drive support
Part number Feature code Description Number
of ports
Maximum
supported
Slots
supported
SAS/SATA HBA  
7Y37A01088 AUNL ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 8 3 2,3,4
7Y37A01089 AUNM ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 16 1 2,3,4
RAID adapters  
7Y37A01082 AUNG ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter 8 2 2,3,4
7Y37A01083* AUNH* ThinkSystem RAID 730-8i 1GB Cache PCIe 12Gb Adapter 8 2 2,3,4
7Y37A01084 AUNJ ThinkSystem RAID 930-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter 8 1 2,3,4
7Y37A01085 AUNK ThinkSystem RAID 930-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter 16 1 2,3,4

* The RAID 730-8i adapter is not available in USA and Canada

The following two tables compare the functions of the storage adapters and the onboard SATA.

Table 16. Comparison of internal storage controllers - RAID controllers
Feature RAID 530-8i RAID 730-8i* RAID 930-8i RAID 930-16i
Adapter type RAID controller RAID controller RAID controller RAID controller
Part number 7Y37A01082 7Y37A01083 7Y37A01084 7Y37A01085
Form factor PCIe HHHL PCIe low profile PCIe HHHL PCIe HHHL
Controller chip LSI SAS3408 LSI SAS3108 LSI SAS3508 LSI SAS3516
Broadcom equivalent MegaRAID 9440-8i MegaRAID 9361-8i MegaRAID 9460-8i MegaRAID 9460-16i
Host interface PCIe 3.0x8 PCIe 3.0x8 PCIe 3.0x8 PCIe 3.0x8
Port interface 12 Gb SAS 12 Gb SAS 12 Gb SAS 12 Gb SAS
Number of ports 8 8 8 16
Port connectors 2x Mini-SAS HD x4 (SFF-8643) 2x Mini-SAS HD x4 (SFF-8643) 2x Mini-SAS HD x4 (SFF-8643) 4x Mini-SAS HD x4 (SFF-8643)
Drive interface SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA
Drive type HDD, SED, SSD HDD, SSD HDD, SED, SSD HDD, SED, SSD
Hot-swap drives Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max devices 8 8 8 16
RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 50 0, 1, 10, 5, 50 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
JBOD mode Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cache None 1GB (Standard) 2GB (Standard) 4GB or 8GB (Standard)
CacheVault cache protection No No Yes (Flash) Yes (Flash)
Performance Accelerator (FastPath) Yes No Yes Yes
SSD Caching (CacheCade Pro 2.0) No No No No
SED support† Yes No Yes Yes

* The RAID 730-8i adapter is not available in USA and Canada
† SED support by RAID controllers is provided using the built-in MegaRAID SafeStore functionality of the adapter.

Table 17. Comparison of internal storage controllers - HBAs and NVMe Switch Adapter
Feature Intel RSTe 430-8i 430-16i
Adapter type Software RAID HBA HBA
Part number None 7Y37A01088 7Y37A01089
Form factor Onboard PCIe low profile PCIe low profile
Controller chip Intel PCH (RSTe) LSI SAS3408 LSI SAS3416
Broadcom equivalent Not applicable HBA 9400-8i HBA 9400-16i
Host interface Not applicable PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8
Port interface 6 Gb SATA 12 Gb SAS 12 Gb SAS
Number of ports Varies 8 16
Port connectors Onboard 2x Mini-SAS HD x4 (SFF-8643) 4x Mini-SAS HD x4 (SFF-8643)
Drive interface SATA SAS, SATA SAS, SATA
Drive type HDD, SSD HDD, SSD, SED** HDD, SSD, SED**
Hot-swap drives Yes Yes Yes
Max devices 8 8 16
RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5 No RAID No RAID
JBOD mode Yes Yes Yes
Cache None No No
CacheVault cache protection No No No
Performance Accelerator (FastPath) No No No
SSD Caching (CacheCade Pro 2.0) No No No
SED support No Yes** Yes**

** SED support of the SAS HBAs is by using software on the server (SED commands are passed through the HBA to the drives).

Internal drive options

The following tables list the hard disk drive and solid-state drive options for the internal disk storage of the server.

Tip: The use of M.2 drives requires an additional adapter as described in the M.2 drives subsection.

Table 18. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
7XB7A00024 AULY ThinkSystem 2.5" 300GB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00025 AULZ ThinkSystem 2.5" 600GB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00026 AUM0 ThinkSystem 2.5" 900GB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00027 AUM1 ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.2TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00028 AUM2 ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.8TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 16
7XB7A00069 B0YS ThinkSystem 2.5" 2.4TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 15K
7XB7A00021 AULV ThinkSystem 2.5" 300GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00022 AULW ThinkSystem 2.5" 600GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00023 AULX ThinkSystem 2.5" 900GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb NL SAS
7XB7A00034 AUM6 ThinkSystem 2.5" 1TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00035 AUM7 ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap SED HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
7XB7A00030 AUM4 ThinkSystem 2.5" 300GB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD SED 16
Table 19. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
7XB7A00036 AUUE ThinkSystem 2.5" 1TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00037 AUUJ ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 16
Table 20. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A13633 B49L ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A13634 B49M ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A13635 B49N ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A10237 B488 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A10238 B489 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A10239 B48A ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
7SD7A05723 B0ZP ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
7SD7A05722 B0ZQ ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
7SD7A05721 B0ZR ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A10247 B498 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A10248 B499 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A10249 B49A ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A10153 B2X2 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A10154 B2X3 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
Table 21. 3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 15K
7XB7A00038 AUU2 ThinkSystem 3.5" 300GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 8
7XB7A00039 AUU3 ThinkSystem 3.5" 600GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 8
7XB7A00040 AUUC ThinkSystem 3.5" 900GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 8
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb NL SAS
7XB7A00041 AUU4 ThinkSystem 3.5" 1TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 8
7XB7A00042 AUU5 ThinkSystem 3.5" 2TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 8
7XB7A00043 AUU6 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 8
7XB7A00044 AUU7 ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 8
7XB7A00045 B0YR ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 8
Table 22. 3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
7XB7A00049 AUUF ThinkSystem 3.5" 1TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 8
7XB7A00050 AUUD ThinkSystem 3.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 8
7XB7A00051 AUU8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 8
7XB7A00052 AUUA ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 8
7XB7A00053 AUU9 ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 8
Table 23. 3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A13639 B49R ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13640 B49S ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13641 B49T ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A10242 B48D ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A10243 B48E ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A10244 B48F ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
7SD7A05718 B0ZT ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
7SD7A05717 B0ZU ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
7SD7A05716 B0ZV ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A13625 B49D ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13626 B49E ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13627 B49F ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A10158 B2X7 ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A10159 B2X8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
Table 24. 3.5-inch simple-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch simple-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
7XB7A00055 AUZS ThinkSystem 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" Simple Swap 512n HDD 8
7XB7A00056 AUZT ThinkSystem 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" Simple Swap 512n HDD 8
7XB7A00057 AUZU ThinkSystem 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" Simple Swap 512n HDD 8
7XB7A00058 AXC7 ThinkSystem 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" Simple Swap 512e HDD 8
7XB7A00059 AXC6 ThinkSystem 8TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" Simple Swap 512e HDD 8
Table 25. 3.5-inch simple-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch simple-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A08515 B5Y3 ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD 8
4XB7A10151 B5Y4 ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13952 B4KC ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13953 B4KD ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13951 B4KE ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD 8
Table 26. M.2 drives
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
M.2 SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Entry (<3 DWPD)
7N47A00129 AUUL ThinkSystem M.2 CV1 32GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD 1
7N47A00130 AUUV ThinkSystem M.2 CV3 128GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD 1
7SD7A05703 B11V ThinkSystem M.2 5100 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD 1

Internal backup units

The ST250 supports the internal backup unit options that are listed in the following table.

 
Table 27. Internal backup units
Part number Feature code Description Maximum supported
Drives
7T27A01503 AVF5 ThinkSystem Internal Half High LTO Gen7 SAS Tape Drive 1
4T27A10727 B4BM ThinkSystem Internal Half High LTO Gen8 SAS Tape Drive 1
7T27A01501 AVF6 ThinkSystem Internal RDX USB 3.0 Dock 1
LTO Media
7TP7A01606 AVF7 ThinkSystem LTO Gen7 6TB Tape Not applicable
4TP7A09619 B4BN ThinkSystem LTO Gen8 12TB Tape Not applicable
RDX Media
7TP7A01601 AVF8 ThinkSystem RDX 500GB Cartridge Not applicable
7TP7A01602 AVF1 ThinkSystem RDX 1TB Cartridge Not applicable
7TP7A01603 AVF0 ThinkSystem RDX 2TB Cartridge Not applicable
7TP7A04318 AXD1 ThinkSystem RDX 4TB Cartridge Not applicable

Configuration notes:

  • The RDX drive is attached via the internal USB 3.0 port on the system board. The USB cable ships with the drive.
  • The use of an LTO tape drive requires a SAS HBA, either the 430-8i or 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA. Details about the adapters in the SAS adapters for external storage section. The SAS cable ships with the tape drive.
  • Configurations with an M.2 drive + optical drive + backup drive (either RDX or tape) is only supported as a field upgrade. Such configurations are not supported configure-to-order (CTO). For field upgrades, the drives are installed as follows:
    • Optical drive goes in Bay 1 (upper bay) connected to SATA port 6
    • Tape/RDX drive goes in Bay 0 (lower bay) connected to a SAS HBA or internal USB port

For more information about RDX drive and LTO tape drives, see the Backup Units page on the Lenovo Press site: https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/backup

Optical drives

The ST250 supports the optical drive options listed in the following table. The internal optical are installed in the 5.25-inch media drive bays.

Table 28. Optical drives
Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
Internal optical drives
7XA7A01204 AVEZ ThinkSystem Half High SATA DVD-ROM Optical Disk Drive 2
7XA7A01202 AVEY ThinkSystem Half High SATA DVD-RW Optical Disk Drive 2
External optical drives
7XA7A05926 AVV8 ThinkSystem External USB DVD RW Optical Disk Drive 1

Configuration rules:

  • Only one optical drive can be installed if an M.2 drive is used. The use of two optical drives + M.2 is not supported.
  • For configurations using the onboard SATA controller, if 1 or 2 optical drives are installed, only 6 HDDs or SSDs can be installed.
  • Configurations with an M.2 drive + optical drive + backup drive (either RDX or tape) is only supported as a field upgrade. Such configurations are not supported configure-to-order (CTO). For field upgrades, the drives are installed as follows:
    • Optical drive goes in Bay 1 (upper bay) connected to SATA port 6
    • Tape/RDX drive goes in Bay 0 (lower bay) connected to a SAS HBA or internal USB port

The Half High SATA DVD-ROM drive supports the following media and speeds for reading:

  • CD-ROM 48X
  • CD-DA (DAE) 48X
  • CD-R 48X
  • CD-RW 40X
  • DVD-ROM (single layer) 16X
  • DVD-ROM (dual layer) 12X
  • DVD-R (4.7 GB) 16X
  • DVD-R DL 8X
  • DVD+R 16X
  • DVD+R DL 8X
  • DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 8X
  • DVD+RW 8X

The Half High SATA DVD-RW drive supports the same media and speeds for reading as HH DVD-ROM. In addition, this drive supports the following media and speeds for writing:

  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 4X
  • High Speed CD-RW 10X
  • Ultra Speed CD-RW 16X
  • DVD-R 8X
  • DVD-R DL 8X
  • DVD+R 8X
  • DVD+R DL 8X
  • DVD-RW 6X
  • DVD+RW 8X

The ThinkSystem External USB DVD RW Optical Disk Drive is based on the Lenovo Slim DVD Burner DB65 drive and has the following specifications:

  • Read:
    • CD-ROM 24X
    • CD-DA (DAE) 24X
    • CD-R 24X
    • CD-RW 24X
    • DVD-ROM (single layer) 8X
    • DVD-ROM (dual layer) 8X
    • DVD-R (4.7 GB) 8X
    • DVD-R DL 8X
    • DVD+R 8X
    • DVD+R DL 8X
    • DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 8X
    • DVD+RW 8X
  • Write:
    • CD-R 10X (CLV), 24X (PCAV)
    • CD-RW 4X
    • High Speed CD-RW 10X
    • Ultra Speed CD-RW 24X
    • DVD-R 8X
    • DVD-R DL 6X
    • DVD+R 8X
    • DVD+R DL 6X
    • DVD-RW 6X
    • DVD+RW 8X

I/O expansion options

The ST250 server has four PCIe 3.0 slots, as follows:

  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x1 full-height, half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x16 full-height, half-length
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x4 full-height, half-length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x4 full-height, half-length (x8 physical slot)

The following figure shows the locations of the PCIe slots.

ThinkSystem ST250 PCIe slots
Figure 9. ThinkSystem ST250 PCIe slots

Network adapters

The ST250 has two onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports, connected to a Broadcom BCM5720 embedded controller.

The following table lists other supported network adapters. The maximum supported column indicates which slots each adapter is supported in. For slot locations see the I/O expansion options section.

Table 29. Network adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Slots
supported
Maximum
supported
Gigabit Ethernet
7ZT7A00484 AUZV ThinkSystem Broadcom 5719 1GbE RJ45 4-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 2,3,4 2
7ZT7A00482 AUZX ThinkSystem Broadcom 5720 1GbE RJ45 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 1,2,3,4 2
7ZT7A00533 AUZZ ThinkSystem I350-F1 PCIe 1Gb 1-Port SFP Ethernet Adapter 2,3,4 2
7ZT7A00534 AUZY ThinkSystem I350-T2 PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 2,3,4 2
7ZT7A00535 AUZW ThinkSystem I350-T4 PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 2,3,4 2
10 Gb Ethernet SFP+
00AG580 AT7T Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW 2,3,4 2*
00AG570 AT7S Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter 2,3,4 2*
7XC7A05525 B0YL Intel X710-DA4 4x10Gb SFP+ Adapter 2,3,4 2*
7ZT7A00537 AUKX ThinkSystem Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 2,3,4 2*
10 Gb Ethernet 10GBASE-T
00MM850 ATRY Intel X550-T1 Single Port 10GBase-T Adapter 2,3,4 2
00MM860 ATPX Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter 2,3,4 2
7XC7A05927 B0X1 Intel X710-T4 4x10Gb Base-T Adapter 2,3,4 2
25 Gb Ethernet
7ZT7A00505 AUKS ThinkSystem Broadcom 57412 25GbE SFP28 1-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 2,3,4 2*
7XC7A05523 B0WY ThinkSystem Intel XXV710-DA2 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 2,3,4 2*

* Requires transceivers or DAC cables that must be ordered separately.

For more information, including the transceivers and cables that each adapter supports, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Ethernet adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ethernet

SAS adapters for external storage

The following table lists the SAS HBAs and RAID adapters suitable for connectivity to external storage.

Table 30. Supported SAS HBAs and RAID adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Slots
supported
Maximum
supported
12 Gb SAS HBA
7Y37A01090 AUNR ThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 2,3,4 2
12 Gb RAID Adapter
7Y37A01087 AUNQ ThinkSystem RAID 930-8e 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter 2,3,4 1*

* Limited by the number of supercap mounts in the server

The following table summarizes the features of supported adapters.

Table 31. Comparison of features
Feature 430-8e RAID 930-8e
Adapter type HBA External RAID
Part number 7Y37A01090 7Y37A01087
Controller chip LSI SAS3408 LSI SAS3516
Broadcom equivalent HBA 9400-8e MegaRAID 9480-8e
Host interface PCIe 3.0x8 PCIe 3.0x8
Port interface 12 Gb SAS 12 Gb SAS
Number of ports 8 8
Port connectors 2x Mini-SAS HD SFF8644 2x Mini-SAS HD SFF8644
Drive interface SAS/SATA SAS,SATA
Drive type HDD/SSD/SED* HDD,SED,SSD
Hot-swap drives Yes Yes
Maximum devices 512 (planned: 1024) 64 (planned: 216)
RAID levels None 0/1/10/5/50/6/60
JBOD mode Yes Yes
Cache None 4GB (Standard)
CacheVault cache protection None Yes (Flash)
Performance Accelerator (FastPath) No Yes
SSD Caching (CacheCade Pro 2.0) No No
SED support* Yes* Yes

* SED (self-encrypting drive) support of the SAS HBA is by using software on the server (SED commands are passed through the HBA to the drives).

Fibre Channel host bus adapters

The following table lists the Fibre Channel HBAs supported by the server.

Table 32. Fibre Channel adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Slots
supported
Maximum
supported
16 Gb Fibre Channel
01CV840 ATZV Emulex 16Gb Gen6 FC Dual-port HBA 2,3,4 2
01CV830 ATZU Emulex 16Gb Gen6 FC Single-port HBA 2,3,4 2

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Host bus adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/hba

Flash Storage adapters

The server currently does not support Flash Storage adapters.

GPU adapters

The ST250 server supports the graphics processing units (GPUs) listed in the following table.

Table 33. GPU adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Slots
supported
Maximum
supported
7C57A02877 AUW6 ThinkSystem NVIDIA Quadro P2000 2 1
4X67A11584 B31D ThinkSystem NVIDIA Quadro P620 2GB PCIe Active GPU 2 1

The following rule applies:

  • The use of a GPU requires 550W hot-swap power supplies

For information about GPUs, see the ThinkSystem GPU Summary:
https://lenovopress.com/lp0768-thinksystem-gpu-summary

Fans and cooling

The ST250 has the following fans. All fans are fixed (non-hot-swap).

  • One or two system fans at the front of the server, mounted on the drive cages. If the server has one drive cage, only one front fan is included
  • One system fan at the rear of the server
  • Fan mounted on the heatsink of the processor
  • One fan in each power supply

See the Inside view in the Components and connectors section for locations.

Power supplies

The server supports either a single fixed power supply or one or two hot-swap power supplies. When two hot-swap power supplies are installed, they form a redundant pair. The following table lists the supported power supplies.

Table 34. Power supply options
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
110V AC 220V AC 240V DC
China only
None* B41Q ThinkSystem ST250 250W Fixed PSU 1 Yes Yes No
7N67A00882 B41P 550W (230V/115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply 2 Yes Yes Yes

* Configure-to-order only

The power supplies are auto-sensing and support both 110V AC (100-127V 50/60 Hz) and 220V AC (200-240V 50/60 Hz) power. In China only, the 550W power supply also support 240V DC. Both 250W and 550W power supplies are 80 PLUS Platinum certified. The 550W hot-swap power supply is Energy Star 2.1 compliant.

Power supply options do not include a line cord.

For server configurations, the inclusion of a power supply is model dependent. Configure-to-order models can be configured without a power cord if desired.

The following table lists the maximum configuration for the 250W power supply.

Table 35. Maximum configuration for the 250W power supply
Subsystem 250W fixed power supply
Processor Up to 80W TDP
Memory No restriction
Drives Up to 4x 3.5-inch drives or 8x 2.5-inch drives (HDD or SSD)
Media bays 1x optical drive or 1x LTO tape drive or 1x RDX drive
M.2 No restriction
Adapters (except GPU) 1 or 2 adapters up to PCIe x8
GPU Not supported

For further power configuration of the server, use the Lenovo Capacity Planner, available at:
https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/solutions-and-software/software/lenovo-capacity-planner/solutions/ht504651

Power cords

Country-specific line cords can be ordered as listed in the following table.

Table 36. Power cords
Region Part number Feature Description
Argentina 39Y7930 6222 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) Line Cord
Argentina 81Y2384 6492 4.3m, 10A/220V, C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) Line Cord
Australia/NZ 39Y7924 6211 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZ 3112 (Australia/NZ) Line Cord
Australia/NZ 81Y2383 6574 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 (Aus/NZ) Line Cord
Brazil 69Y1988 6532 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR 14136 (Brazil) Line Cord
Brazil 81Y2387 6404 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 - 2P+Gnd (Brazil) Line Cord
China 39Y7928 6210 2.8m, 220-240V, C13 to GB 2099.1 (China) Line Cord
China 81Y2378 6580 4.3m, 10A/220V, C13 to GB 2099.1 (China) Line Cord
Denmark 39Y7918 6213 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark) Line Cord
Denmark 81Y2382 6575 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark) Line Cord
Europe 39Y7917 6212 2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEE7-VII (Europe) Line Cord
Europe 81Y2376 6572 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEE7-VII (Europe) Line Cord
India 39Y7927 6269 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13(2P+Gnd) (India) Line Cord
India 81Y2386 6567 4.3m, 10A/240V, C13 to IS 6538 (India) Line Cord
Israel 39Y7920 6218 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 (Israel) Line Cord
Israel 81Y2381 6579 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to SI 32 (Israel) Line Cord
Italy/Chile 39Y7921 6217 2.8m, 220-240V, C13 to CEI 23-16 (Italy/Chile) Line Cord
Italy/Chile 81Y2380 6493 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEI 23-16 (Italy/Chile) Line Cord
Japan 46M2593 A1RE 2.8m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line Cord
Japan 4L67A08357 6533 2.8m, 200V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line Cord
Japan 39Y7926 6335 4.3m, 12A/100V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line Cord
Japan 4L67A08362 6495 4.3m, 12A/200V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line Cord
South Africa 39Y7922 6214 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 (S Africa) Line Cord
South Africa 81Y2379 6576 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to SABS 164 (South Africa) Line Cord
South Korea 39Y7925 6219 2.8m, 220-240V, C13 to KETI (S Korea) Line Cord
South Korea 81Y2385 6494 4.3m, 12A/220V, C13 to KSC 8305 (S. Korea) Line Cord
Switzerland 39Y7919 6216 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Swiss) Line Cord
Switzerland 81Y2390 6578 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Sws) Line Cord
Taiwan 23R7158 6386 2.8m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line Cord
Taiwan 81Y2375 6317 2.8m, 10A/240V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line Cord
Taiwan 4L67A08363 AX8B 4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917 (Taiwan) Line Cord
Taiwan 81Y2389 6531 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to 76 CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line Cord
UK 39Y7923 6215 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A (UK) Line Cord
UK 81Y2377 6577 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to BS 1363/A (UK) Line Cord
US/Canada 90Y3016 6313 2.8m, 10A/120V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord
US/Canada 46M2592 A1RF 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord
US/Canada 4L67A08359 6370 4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord
US/Canada 4L67A08361 6373 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P (US) Line Cord

Integrated virtualization

The server supports booting from an operating system or hypervisor installed on an M.2 solid-state drive. See the M.2 drives section for details and the list of available options.

You can download supported VMware vSphere hypervisor images from the following web page and load it on the M.2 drive using the instructions provided:
https://vmware.lenovo.com/content/custom_iso/

Systems management

The ST250 contains an integrated service processor, XClarity Controller (XCC), which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and alerting functions. The XCC is based on the Pilot4 XE401 baseboard management controller (BMC) using a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 service processor.

Local management

The ST250 offers a front operator panel showing key LED status indicators, as shown in the following figure.

ST250 Front operator panel
Figure 10. Front operator panel

System status with XClarity Mobile

The XClarity Mobile app includes a tethering function where you can connect your Android or iOS device to the server via USB to see the status of the server.

The steps to connect the mobile device are as follows:

  1. Enable USB Management on the server, by holding down the ID button for 3 seconds (or pressing the dedicated USB management button if one is present)
  2. Connect the mobile device via a USB cable to the server's USB port with the management symbol USB Management symbol
  3. In iOS or Android settings, enable Personal Hotspot or USB Tethering
  4. Launch the Lenovo XClarity Mobile app

Once connected you can see the following information:

  • Server status including error logs (read only, no login required)
  • Server management functions (XClarity login credentials required)

Remote management

Remote server management is provided through industry-standard interfaces:

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3 (no SET commands; no SNMP v1)
  • Common Information Model (CIM-XML)
  • Representational State Transfer (REST) support
  • Redfish support (DMTF compliant)
  • Web browser - HTML 5-based browser interface (Java and ActiveX not required) using a responsive design (content optimized for device being used - laptop, tablet, phone) with NLS support

There are two XClarity Controller upgrades available for the server, Advanced and Enterprise.

Lenovo XClarity Controller Advanced adds the following remote control functions:

  • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with up to 23 bits per pixel, regardless of the system state
  • Remotely accessing the server using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
  • Capturing blue-screen errors
  • International keyboard mapping support
  • LDAP-based authentication

Lenovo XClarity Controller Enterprise enables the following additional features:

  • Boot Capture
  • Remote mounting of CD-ROM (ISO) and diskette (IMG) files as virtual drives
  • Virtual console collaboration - Ability for up to 6 remote users to be log into the remote session simultaneously
  • Power capping
  • License for XClarity Energy Manager

Preconfigured models come with either XClarity Controller Standard, Advanced or Enterprise, depending on the model. See the Models section for details. The following table shows the field upgrades available for preconfigured models.

Table 37. XClarity Controller field upgrades
Part number Feature code Description
4L47A09132 AVUT ThinkSystem XClarity Controller Standard to Advanced Upgrade
(for servers that have XCC Standard)
4L47A09133 AVUU ThinkSystem XClarity Controller Advanced to Enterprise Upgrade
(for servers that have XCC Advanced)

For configure-to-order (CTO) models, you can elect to have one of the following XCC functionality by selecting the appropriate XCC feature codes as listed in the following table:

  • XCC Standard - select neither feature listed in the table
  • XCC Advanced - select feature AVUT
  • XCC Enterprise - select feature AUPW
Table 38. XClarity Controller Upgrades for configure-to-order
Feature code Description
AVUT ThinkSystem XClarity Controller Standard to Advanced Upgrade
AUPW ThinkSystem XClarity Controller Standard to Enterprise Upgrade

Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager

Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager is a UEFI-based application embedded in ThinkSystem servers and accessible via the F1 key during system boot.

Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager provides the following functions:

  • Graphical UEFI Setup
  • System inventory information and VPD update
  • System firmware updates (UEFI and XCC)
  • RAID setup wizard
  • OS installation wizard (including unattended OS installation)
  • Diagnostics functions

Lenovo XClarity Administrator

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a centralized resource management solution designed to reduce complexity, speed response, and enhance the availability of Lenovo systems and solutions.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator provides agent-free hardware management for ThinkSystem servers, in addition to ThinkServer, System x, and Flex System servers. The administration dashboard is based on HTML 5 and allows fast location of resources so tasks can be run quickly.

Because Lenovo XClarity Administrator does not require any agent software to be installed on the managed endpoints, there are no CPU cycles spent on agent execution, and no memory is used, which means that up to 1GB of RAM and 1 - 2% CPU usage is saved, compared to a typical managed system where an agent is required.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator provides full management function to ThinkSystem servers, including the following:

  • Discovery
  • Inventory
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Call home
  • Centralized user management
  • Cryptography modes, server certificates, and encapsulation
  • Configuration patterns
  • Operating system deployment
  • Firmware updates

For more information about Lenovo XClarity Administrator, including ordering part numbers, see the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Product Guide: https://lenovopress.com/tips1200-lenovo-xclarity-administrator

Lenovo XClarity Integrators

Lenovo also offers software plug-in modules, Lenovo XClarity Integrators, to manage physical infrastructure from leading external virtualization management software tools including those from Microsoft and VMware.

These integrators are offered at no charge, however if software support is required, a Lenovo XClarity Pro software subscription license should be ordered.

Lenovo XClarity Integrators offer the following additional features:

  • Ability to discover, manage, and monitor Lenovo server hardware from VMware vCenter or Microsoft System Center
  • Deployment of firmware updates and configuration patterns to Lenovo x86 rack servers and Flex System 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 about all the available Lenovo XClarity Integrators, see the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Product Guide: https://lenovopress.com/tips1200-lenovo-xclarity-administrator

Lenovo XClarity Essentials

Lenovo offers the following XClarity Essentials software tools that can help you set up, use, and maintain the server at no additional cost:

  • Lenovo Essentials OneCLI

    OneCLI is a collection of server management tools that uses a command line interface program to manage firmware, hardware, and operating systems. It provides functions to collect full system health information (including health status), configure system settings, and update system firmware and drivers.

  • Lenovo Essentials UpdateXpress

    The UpdateXpress tool is a standalone GUI application for firmware and device driver updates that enables you to maintain your server firmware and device drivers up-to-date and help you avoid unnecessary server outages. The tool acquires and deploys individual updates and UpdateXpress System Packs (UXSPs) which are integration-tested bundles.

  • Lenovo Essentials Bootable Media Creator

    The Bootable Media Creator (BOMC) tool is used to create bootable media for offline firmware update.

For more information and downloads, visit the Lenovo XClarity Essentials web page:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/LNVO-center

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager is an agent-free, web-based console that provides power management for ThinkSystem servers as well as System x and ThinkServer systems. It enables server density and data center capacity to be increased through the use of power capping.

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager is a licensed product. A single-node XClarity Energy Manager license is included with the XClarity Controller Enterprise (XCC Enterprise) upgrade as described in the Remote Management section. If your server does not have the XCC Enterprise upgrade, Energy Manager licenses can be ordered as shown in the following table.

Table 39. Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager
Description Part number Maximum supported
4L40E51621 Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager Node License 1 node
4L40E51622 Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager Node License Pack 5 nodes
4L40E51623 Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager Node License Pack 50 nodes

Security

The ST250 offers the following security features:

  • Electronic security measures:
    • Administrator and power-on passwords
    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) supporting both TPM 1.2 and TPM 2.0
    • For China customers, the Nationz TPM plug-in module
    • Self-encrypting drives with support for IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager
  • Mechanical security measures
    • Loop for a padlock to prevent the side panel from being opened
    • Slot at the rear of the server for a Kensington Cable Lock
    • Optional lockable front door
    • Optional chassis intrusion switch

The Nationz TPM module is installed in a dedicated socket on the system board. See the Components and connectors section for locations of physical components.

The following table lists the security options for the server.

Table 40. Security features
Part number Feature code Description
4M17A12791 B4M9 ThinkSystem ST250 4U Security Door
4M17A12792 B4MA ThinkSystem ST258 4U Security Door (China customers only)
4Z57A14086 B4LS ThinkSystem ST250 Intrusion Cable Kit
CTO only* B22N ThinkSystem Nationz Trusted Platform Module v2.0 (China customers only)

* Available via configure-to-order or in preconfigured models only

For SED drives and IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager support see the SED encryption key management with ISKLM section.

Keyboards and Mice

The following table lists the supported full-sized USB keyboards and mice available for Lenovo ThinkSystem servers.

The keyboards have the following features:

  • Full-sized 104-key keyboard with 3 special Windows keys
  • 3 LEDs for caps lock, scroll lock and num lock
  • Wired USB connection with 1.8m cable
  • Adjustable feet at the rear of the keyboard

Tip: For keyboards that fit in the rack-mounted console kit, see the KVM console options section, or the 1U 18.5-inch Standard Media Console product guide.

Table 41. Lenovo Preferred Pro USB Full-sized keyboards - ThinkSystem
Part number Feature code Description
Mice
7M57A04698 B0LN ThinkSystem Optical Wheel Mouse - USB
Keyboards
7ZB7A05521 AXTM ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Arabic 253 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05520 AXTN ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Arabic French 462 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05519 AXTP ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Belgium/French 120 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05518 AXTQ ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Belgium/UK 120 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05517 AXTR ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Brazil/Portuguese 275 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05515 AXTS ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Bulgarian 442 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05511 AXTU ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Czech RoHS v2
7ZB7A05509 AXTV ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Danish 159 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05508 AXTW ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Dutch 143 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05506 AXTX ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - French 189 roHS v2
7ZB7A05496 AXTZ ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - French Canadian 058 French RoHS v2
7ZB7A05504 AXTY ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - French Canadian 445 Multilingual RoHS v2
7ZB7A05495 AXU0 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - German 129 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05494 AXU1 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Greek 319 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05493 AXU2 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Hebrew RoHS v2
7ZB7A05492 AXU3 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Hungarian 208 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05491 AXU4 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Iceland 197 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05490 AXU5 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Italy 141 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05489 AXU6 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Japanese 194 RoHS
7ZB7A05488 AXU7 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Korean 413 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05487 AXU8 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - LA Spanish 171 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05486 AXU9 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Norwegian 155 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05485 AXUA ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Polish RoHS v2
7ZB7A05484 AXUB ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Portuguese 163 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05483 AXUC ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Romanian RoHS v2
7ZB7A05482 AXUD ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Russian/Cyrillic 441 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05481 AXUE ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Serbian/Cyrillic RoHS v2
7ZB7A05480 AXUF ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Slovak 245 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05471 AXUQ ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Slovenian 234 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05479 AXUG ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Spanish 172 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05478 AXUH ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Swedish/Finn 153 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05477 AXUJ ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Swiss F/G 150 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05476 AXUK ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Thailand 191 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05513 AXTT ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Trad Chinese/US 467 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05474 AXUM ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Turkish 179 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05475 AXUL ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Turkish 440 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05473 AXUN ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - UK English 166 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05522 AXTL ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - US English 103P RoHS v2
7ZB7A05472 AXUP ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - US Euro 103P RoHS v2

Rack installation

The server can be installed in the rack with the Tower to Rack Conversion Kit, which converts the server to a 4U rack-mountable server.

Part number information is listed in the following table.

Table 42. Rack installation options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
4M17A12785 B4RP ThinkSystem ST50/ST250 4U Rack Mount Kit

The rack mount kit includes the following items:

  • Tray to hold the server horizontally
  • Left and right slide rails
  • Cable management arm
  • Brackets and other hardware
  • Installation instructions

Operating system support

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Xen SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Xen
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 U2
  • VMware ESXi 6.7

For a complete list of supported, certified and tested operating systems, plus additional details and links to relevant web sites, see the Operating System Interoperability Guide: https://lenovopress.com/osig#servers=st250-7y45-7y46

Virtualization support: The onboard SATA ports of the server can be used with virtualization hypervisors, including VMware ESXi, Linux KVM, Xen, and Microsoft Hyper-V, however support is limited to AHCI (non-RAID) mode. RSTe mode is not supported with virtualization hypervisors.

For configure-to-order configurations, the server can be preloaded with VMware ESXi installed on an M.2 card. Ordering information is listed in the following table.

Table 43. VMware ESXi preload
Part number Feature code Description
CTO only B3VW VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 (Factory Installed)
CTO only B3VX VMware ESXi 6.7 (Factory Installed)

Physical and electrical specifications

The server features the following dimensions and weight:

  • Height: 430 mm (16.9 inches)
  • Width: 175 mm (6.9 inches)
  • Depth: 566 mm (22.3 inches)
  • Weight, fully configured: 23.56 kg (51.94 lb)

Electrical requirements are as follows:

  • Models with a 250 W AC fixed power supply:
    • 100-127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz
    • 200 - 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz
  • Models with 550 W AC hot-swap power supplies:
    • 100-127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 6.2 A
    • 200 - 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 3.0 A
    • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
      • Minimum configuration: 0.16 kVA
      • Maximum configuration: 0.722 kVA
  • Models with 550 W 240V DC power supplies (China customers running 240V DC input)
    • 200 - 240 (nominal) V dc; 2.5 A
    • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
      • Minimum configuration: 0.16 kVA
      • Maximum configuration: 0.70 kVA

Operating environment

The server can operate in ASHRAE A2 environments (10-35°C).

The server can be configured to operate in ASHRAE A3 environments (5-40°C), provided the following restrictions are met:

  • Processor with a maximum TDP of 80W
  • Maximum of 8x 2.5" drives
  • PCIe adapters up to 10W power consumption

The server is supported operating in the following environments:

  • ASHRAE A2:
    • Temperature: 10°C to 35°C
    • Humidity: 20% to 80%
    • Altitude 0-3000 m (10,000 ft), derated 1°C per 300 m above 950 m
  • ASHRAE A3:
    • Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
    • Humidity: 8% to 85%
    • Altitude 0-3000 m (10,000 ft), derated 1°C per 175 m above 950 m

Non-operating environment support:

  • Without packaging:
    • Temperature: -10 °C to 60 °C
    • Humidity: 8 to 90%
  • Storage with packaging:
    • Temperature: -40 °C to 70 °C
    • Humidity: 8 to 90%

Thermal (heat) output:

  • Minimum configuration: 238.6 BTU/hr, 69.8 W
  • Maximum configuration: 1010.33 BTU/hr, 296.10 W

Acoustical noise emissions: See the following table.

Table 44. Acoustical noise emissions
  Minimum Typical Maximum
Sound power level
Idle 3.7 bels 3.8 bels 4.3 bels
Operating 3.7 bels 4.0 bels 4.4 bels
Sound pressure level (tabletop)
Idle 26.5 dBA 26.8 dBA 39.4 dBA
Operating 26.7 dBA 27.0 dBA 40.1 dBA
Sound pressure level (floor)
Idle 19.3 dBA 19.5 dBA 29.5 dBA
Operating 19.4 dBA 21.0 dBA 32.3 dBA

Notes:

  • These sound levels were measured in controlled acoustical environments according to procedures specified by ISO 7779 and are reported in accordance with ISO 9296.
  • The declared acoustic noise levels are based on specified configurations, which may change slightly depending on configuration/conditions.

Warranty and Support

The ST250 has a 1-year or 3-year warranty, based on the machine type of the system:

  • 7Y46 - 1 year warranty
  • 7Y45 - 3 year warranty

The standard warranty terms are customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite (for field-replaceable units FRUs only) with standard call center support during normal business hours and 9x5 Next Business Day Parts Delivered.

Lenovo’s additional support services provide a sophisticated, unified support structure for your data center, with an experience consistently ranked number one in customer satisfaction worldwide. Available offerings include:

  • Premier Support

    Premier Support provides a Lenovo-owned customer experience and delivers direct access to technicians skilled in hardware, software, and advanced troubleshooting, in addition to the following:

    • Direct technician-to-technician access through a dedicated phone line
    • 24x7x365 remote support
    • Single point of contact service
    • End to end case management
    • Third-party collaborative software support
    • Online case tools and live chat support
    • On-demand remote system analysis
  • Warranty Upgrade (Preconfigured Support)

    Services are available to meet the on-site response time targets that match the criticality of your systems.

    • 3, 4, or 5 years of service coverage
    • 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions
    • Foundation Service: 9x5 service coverage with next business day onsite response. YourDrive YourData is an optional extra (see below).
    • Essential Service: 24x7 service coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (available only in select countries). Bundled with YourDrive YourData.
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select countries). Bundled with YourDrive YourData.
  • Managed Services

    Lenovo Managed Services provides continuous 24x7 remote monitoring (plus 24x7 call center availability) and proactive management of a your data center using state of the art tools, systems, and practices by a team of highly skilled and experienced Lenovo services professionals.

    Quarterly reviews check error logs, verify firmware & OS device driver levels, and software as needed. We’ll also maintain records of latest patches, critical updates, and firmware levels, to ensure you systems are providing business value through optimized performance.

  • Technical Account Management (TAM)

    A Lenovo Technical Account Manager helps you optimize the operation of your data center based on a deep understanding of your business. You gain direct access to your Lenovo TAM, who serves as your single point of contact to expedite service requests, provide status updates, and furnish reports to track incidents over time. In addition, your TAM will help proactively make service recommendations and manage your service relationship with Lenovo to make certain your needs are met.

  • Enterprise Server Software Support

    Enterprise Software Support is an additional support service providing customers with software support on Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE, and VMware applications and systems. Around the clock availability for critical problems plus unlimited calls and incidents helps customers address challenges fast, without incremental costs. Support staff can answer troubleshooting and diagnostic questions, address product comparability and interoperability issues, isolate causes of problems, report defects to software vendors, and more.

  • YourDrive YourData

    Lenovo’s YourDrive YourData 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, and is optional with Foundation Service. It is bundled with Essential Service and Advanced Service.

  • Health Check

    Having a trusted partner who can perform regular and detailed health checks is central to maintaining efficiency and ensuring that your systems and business are always running at their best. Health Check supports Lenovo-branded server, storage, and networking devices, as well as select Lenovo-supported products from other vendors that are sold by Lenovo or a Lenovo-Authorized Reseller.

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

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

Services

Lenovo Services is a dedicated partner to your success. Our goal is to reduce your capital outlays, mitigate your IT risks, and accelerate your time to productivity.

Here’s a more in-depth look at what we can do for you:

  • Asset Recovery Services

    Asset Recovery Services (ARS) helps customers recover the maximum value from their end-of-life equipment in a cost-effective and secure way. On top of simplifying the transition from old to new equipment, ARS mitigates environmental and data security risks associated with data center equipment disposal. Lenovo ARS is a cash-back solution for equipment based on its remaining market value, yielding maximum value from aging assets and lowering total cost of ownership for your customers.

  • Assessment Services

    An Assessment helps solve your IT challenges through an onsite, multi-day session with a Lenovo technology expert. We perform a tools based assessment which provides a comprehensive and thorough review of a company's environment and technology systems. In addition to the technology based functional requirements, the consultant also discusses and records the non-functional business requirements, challenges, and constraints. Assessments help organizations like yours, no matter how large or small, get a better return on your IT investment and overcome challenges in the ever-changing technology landscape.

  • Design Services

    Professional Services consultants perform infrastructure design and implementation planning to support your strategy. The high-level architectures provided by the assessment service are turned into low level designs and wiring diagrams, which are reviewed and approved prior to implementation The implementation plan will demonstrate an outcome-based proposal to provide business capabilities through infrastructure with a risk-mitigated project plan.

  • Basic Hardware Installation

    Lenovo experts can seamlessly manage the physical installation of your server, storage, or networking hardware. Working at a time convenient for you (business hours or off shift), the technician will unpack and inspect the systems on your site, install options, mount in a rack cabinet, connect to power and network, check and update firmware to the latest levels, verify operation, and dispose of the packaging, allowing your team to focus on other priorities.

  • Deployment Services

    When investing in new IT infrastructures, you need to ensure your business will see quick time to value with little to no disruption. Lenovo deployments are designed by development and engineering teams who know our Products & Solutions better than anyone else, and our technicians own the process from delivery to completion. Lenovo will conduct remote preparation and planning, configure & integrate systems, validate systems, verify and update appliance firmware, train on administrative tasks, and provide post-deployment documentation. Customer’s IT teams leverage our skills to enable IT staff to transform with higher level roles and tasks.

  • Integration, Migration, and Expansion Services

    Move existing physical & virtual workloads easily, or determine technical requirements to support increased workloads while maximizing performance. Includes tuning, validation, and documenting ongoing run processes. Leverage migration assessment planning documents to perform necessary migrations.

Some service options may not be available in all countries. For more information, go to https://www.lenovo.com/systems/services. For information about Lenovo service upgrade offerings that are available in your country or area, contact your local Lenovo sales representative or business partner.

Regulatory compliance

The ST250 server conforms to the following standards:

  • Energy Star 2.1
  • USA FCC Title 47 CFR Part 15 Subpart B
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 6, Class A
  • UL62368-1
  • CSA C22.2, No. 62368-1-14
  • NOM-019
  • Argentina IEC60950-1
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 32, Class A
  • Japan VCCI 32-1
  • IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report), IEC 62368-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • China CCC (GB4943.1), GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1, CECP, CELP
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
  • Korea KN32, Class A; KN35
  • Russia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan, TR CU 020/2011 and TR CU 004/2011
  • CE Mark (EN55032 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, and EN61000-3-3, EN 62368-1)
  • CISPR 32, Class A
  • TUV-GS ( EN62368-1, EK1-ITB2000)
  • India BIS certification

External drive enclosures

The server supports attachment to external drive enclosures using a RAID controller with external ports or a SAS host bus adapter. Adapters supported by the server are listed in the SAS adapters for external storage section.

Note: Information provided in this section is for ordering reference purposes only. For the operating system and adapter support details, refer to the interoperability matrix for a particular storage enclosure that can be found on the Lenovo Data Center Support web site:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com

Table 45. External drive enclosures
Description Part number
Worldwide Japan PRC
Lenovo Storage D1212 LFF Disk Expansion with Dual SAS IO Modules 4587A11 4587A1J 4587A1C
Lenovo Storage D1224 SFF Disk Expansion with Dual SAS IO Modules 4587A31 4587A3J 4587A3C
Lenovo Storage D3284 4TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641311F
Lenovo Storage D3284 6TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641312F
Lenovo Storage D3284 8TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641313F
Lenovo Storage D3284 10TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641314F

For details about supported drives, adapters, and cables, see the following Lenovo Press Product Guides:

External storage systems

The following table lists the external storage systems that are currently offered by Lenovo.

Note: Information provided in this section is for ordering reference purposes only. End-to-end storage configuration support must be verified through the interoperability matrix for a particular storage system that can be found on the Lenovo Data Center Support web site:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com

Table 46. External storage systems: DE Series
Description Part number
Worldwide Japan
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series Storage (SAS connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y70A000WW 7Y701003JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y71A000WW 7Y711003JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array 4U60 7Y77A002WW 7Y771000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y74A000WW 7Y74A000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y75A000WW 7Y75A000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000F SAS All Flash Array SFF 7Y76A000WW 7Y76A000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array 4U60 7Y80A000WW 7Y801002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H SAS Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y78A000WW 7Y781002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000F SAS All Flash Array SFF 7Y79A000WW 7Y79A000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series Storage (iSCSI connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H 10GBASE-T Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y70A003WW 7Y701001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H 10GBASE-T Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y71A002WW 7Y711005JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y70A004WW 7Y701000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y71A003WW 7Y711006JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array 4U60 7Y77A000WW 7Y771002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y74A002WW 7Y74A002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y75A001WW 7Y75A001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000F iSCSI All Flash Array SFF 7Y76A002WW 7Y76A002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array 4U60 7Y80A002WW 7Y801000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H iSCSI Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y78A002WW 7Y781000JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000F iSCSI All Flash Array SFF 7Y79A002WW 7Y79A002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series Storage (FC connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H FC Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y70A002WW 7Y701002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H FC Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y71A001WW 7Y711004JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H FC Hybrid Flash Array 4U60 7Y77A001WW 7Y771001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H FC Hybrid Flash Array LFF 7Y74A001WW 7Y74A001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H FC Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y75A002WW 7Y75A002JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000F FC All Flash Array SFF 7Y76A001WW 7Y76A001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H FC Hybrid Flash Array 4U60 7Y80A001WW 7Y801001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H FC Hybrid Flash Array SFF 7Y78A001WW 7Y781001JP
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000F FC All Flash Array SFF 7Y79A001WW 7Y79A001JP
Table 47. External storage systems: DM Series
Description Part number
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series Storage (iSCSI or FC connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM3000H Hybrid Storage Array (2U12 LFF, CTO only) 7Y42CTO1WW
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM3000H 48TB (12x 4TB HDDs) (Universal SFP+) 7Y420001EA*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM3000H 48TB (12x 4TB HDDs) (10GBASE-T) 7Y420002EA*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000H Hybrid Storage Array (2U24 SFF, CTO only) 7Y57CTO1WW
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000H 11.5TB (12x 960GB SSDs) (Universal SFP+) 7Y570001EA*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000H 11.5TB (12x 960GB SSDs) (10GBASE-T) 7Y570002EA*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000H 29TB (24x 1.2TB 10K HDDs) (Universal SFP+) 7Y570003EA*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000H 29TB (24x 1.2TB 10K HDDs) (10GBASE-T) 7Y570004EA*
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000F Flash Storage Array (2U24 SFF, CTO only) 7Y41CTO1WW
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM7000H Hybrid Storage Array (3U, CTO only) 7Y56CTO1WW
Lenovo ThinkSystem DM7000F Flash Storage Array (3U, CTO only) 7Y40CTO1WW

* Available only in EMEA.

Table 48. External storage systems: DS Series
Description Part number
  Worldwide Japan PRC
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Storage (SAS connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit 4599A41 4599A4J 4599A4C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit 4599A21 4599A2J 4599A2C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF SAS Dual Controller Unit 4617A41 4617A4J 4617A4C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit 4617A21 4617A2J 4617A2C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF SAS Dual Controller Unit 4619A21 4619A2J 4619A2C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Storage (iSCSI or FC connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit 4599A31 4599A3J 4599A3C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit 4599A11 4599A1J 4599A1C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit 4617A31 4617A3J 4617A3C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit 4617A11 4617A1J 4617A1C
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit 4619A11 4619A1J 4619A1C
DS6200F 12x 400GB 10DWD SSDs, 1x 8Gb FC SFP, 512 Snapshots, Replication 4619A1F 4619J1F 4619C1F
DS6200F 12x 800GB 3DWD SSDs, 1x 8Gb FC SFP, 512 Snapshots, Replication 4619A2F 4619J2F 4619C2F
DS6200F 12x 1.6TB 3DWD SSDs, 1x 8Gb FC SFP, 512 Snapshots, Replication 4619A3F 4619J3F 4619C3F
DS6200F 12x 3.84TB 1DWD SSDs, 1x 8Gb FC SFP, 512 Snapshots, Replication 4619A4F 4619J4F 4619C4F
Table 49. External storage systems: V Series and Storwize for Lenovo
Description Part number
Lenovo Storage V Series (SAS [except V7000/V7000F], iSCSI, or FC connectivity)
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 LFF Control Enclosure 6535C1D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 SFF Control Enclosure 6535C2D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP LFF Control Enclosure 6535C3D
Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 XP SFF Control Enclosure 6535C4D
Lenovo Storage V5030 LFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S 6536C12
Lenovo Storage V5030 LFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S 6536C32
Lenovo Storage V5030 SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S 6536C22
Lenovo Storage V5030 SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S 6536C42
Lenovo Storage V5030F SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S 6536B1F
Lenovo Storage V5030F SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S 6536B2F
Lenovo Storage V7000 SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S PRC 6538R11^
Lenovo Storage V7000 SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S PRC 6538R21^
Lenovo Storage V7000F SFF Control Enclosure 3Yr S&S PRC 6538R1G^
Lenovo Storage V7000F SFF Control Enclosure 5Yr S&S PRC 6538R2G^
IBM Storwize for Lenovo (iSCSI or FC connectivity)
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 3YR SWMA 6195C32†
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 3YR SWMA, LA 6195C3L‡
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 5YR SWMA 6195C52†
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 5YR SWMA, LA 6195C5L‡

^ Available only in PRC.
† Available worldwide except Latin America.
‡ Available only in Latin America.

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the following categories:

External backup units

The following table lists the supported external SAS tape backup options.

Tip: Verify the end-to-end support of an IBM tape backup solution through the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC): http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic

Table 50. External SAS backup options
Part number Description
External SAS tape backup drives
6160S5E IBM TS2250 Tape Drive Model H5S
6160S6E IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S
6160S7E IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S
External SAS tape backup autoloaders
6171S5R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO5 HH SAS
6171S6R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO6 HH SAS
6171S7R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO7 HH SAS
External tape backup libraries
61732UL IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U
61734UL IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U
SAS backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
00NA109 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled
00NA111 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High SAS Drive Sled
00NA117 6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High SAS Drive Sled
00WF767 6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Half High SAS Drive Sled

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Backup units category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/backup

Top-of-rack Ethernet switches

The following table lists the Ethernet LAN switches that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 51. Ethernet LAN switches
Part number Description
1 Gb Ethernet switches
7165H1X Juniper EX2300-C PoE Switch
7165H2X Juniper EX2300-24p PoE Switch
7Y810011WW Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7Z320O11WW Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152TO RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE)
7159BAX Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front)
7159CAX Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front)
7159G52 Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front)
10 Gb Ethernet switches
7159A1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159B1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032T RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159C1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7159BR6 Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front)
7159CRW Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front)
7159GR6 Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front)
25 Gb Ethernet switches
7159E1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7Z210O21WW Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE)
100 Gb Ethernet switches
7159D1X Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front)
7Z210O11WW Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE)

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the following switch categories:

Fibre Channel SAN switches

The following table lists the Fibre Channel SAN switches that are offered by Lenovo and can be used with this system.

Table 52. Fibre Channel SAN switches
Part number Description
8 Gb FC
3873AR3 Lenovo B300, 8 ports licensed, 8x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit, 3Yr FW
3873AR6 Lenovo B300, E_Port License, 8 ports licensed, 8x 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit, 1Yr FW
16 Gb FC
6559F2A Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports licensed, 8x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit, 1Yr FW
6559F1A Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, ENT Bundle, 24 ports licensed, 24x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit, 1Yr FW
6559D1Y Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, ENT Bundle, 24 ports licensed, 24x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit, 3Yr FW
3873ER1 Lenovo B6505, 12 ports licensed, 12x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit, 1Yr FW
3873AR5 Lenovo B6505, 12 ports licensed, 12x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit, 3Yr FW
3873IR1 Lenovo B6510, 24 ports licensed, 24x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit, 1Yr FW
3873BR3 Lenovo B6510, 24 ports licensed, 24x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit, 3Yr FW
32 Gb FC
6559F3A Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports licensed, No SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit, 1Yr FW
6559D3Y Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports licensed, No SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit, 3Yr FW
6415G3A Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 24 ports licensed, No SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit, 1Yr FW
6415H11 Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 24 ports licensed, 24x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit, 1Yr FW
6415G11 Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 24 ports licensed, 24x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit, 3Yr FW
6415H2A Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, ENT Bundle, 48 ports licensed, 48x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit, 1Yr FW
6684D2A Lenovo ThinkSystem DB400D 32Gb FC Director, ENT. Feature set, 4 Blade slots, 8U, 1Yr FW
6684B2A Lenovo ThinkSystem DB400D 32Gb FC Director, ENT. Feature set, 4 Blade slots, 8U, 3Yr FW
6682D1A Lenovo ThinkSystem DB800D 32Gb FC Director, ENT. Feature set, 8 Blade slots, 14U, 1Yr FW

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack SAN Switches category:
http://lenovopress.com/storage/switches/rack#rt=product-guide

Uninterruptible power supply units

The server supports attachments to the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are listed in the following table.

Table 53. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number Description
Tower UPS units
55951AX T1kVA Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55951KX T1kVA Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55952AX T1.5kVA Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55952KX T1.5kVA Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
Rack-mounted or tower UPS units
55941AX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55941KX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55942AX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55942KX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55943AX RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55943KX RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55945KX RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55946KX RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948KX RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55949KX RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948PX RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
55949PX RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
Rack-mounted UPS units
55943KT† ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Standard UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets)
55943LT† ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Long Backup UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets)
55946KT† ThinkSystem RT6kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output)
5594XKT† ThinkSystem RT10kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output)

† Only available in China and countries in the Asia Pacific region.

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the UPS category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ups

Power distribution units

The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 54. Power distribution units
Part number Description
0U Basic PDUs
00YJ776 0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord
00YJ777 0U 36 C13/6 C19 32A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with IEC60309 332P6 line cord
00YJ778 0U 21 C13/12 C19 32A/200-240V/346-415V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 532P6 line cord
00YJ779 0U 21 C13/12 C19 48A/200-240V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 460P9 line cord
Switched and Monitored PDUs
00YJ780 0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 332P6 line cord
00YJ781 0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 24A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ NEMA L6-30P line cord
00YJ782 0U 18 C13/6 C19 Switched / Monitored 32A/200-240V/346-415V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 532P6 cord
00YJ783 0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched and Monitored 48A/200-240V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 460P9 line cord
46M4002 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord)
46M4003 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
46M4004 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord)
46M4005 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
71762NX Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module (without line cord)
71763NU Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3ph with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
39M2816 DPI C13 Enterprise PDU+ (without line cord)
39Y8941 DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU (without line cord)
C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8948 DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU (without line cord)
39Y8923 DPI 60A 3 Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC 309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord
Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8938 DPI 30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P line cord
39Y8939 DPI 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord
39Y8934 DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
39Y8940 DPI 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
39Y8935 DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
NEMA PDUs (6x NEMA 5-15R outlets)
39Y8905 DPI 100-127V PDU with Fixed NEMA L5-15P line cord
Line cords for PDUs that ship without a line cord
40K9611 DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 3P+N+G)
40K9612 DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G)
40K9613 DPI 63a Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G)
40K9614 DPI 30a Line Cord (NEMA L6-30P)
40K9615 DPI 60a Cord (IEC 309 2P+G)
40K9617 DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord
40K9618 DPI  Korean 8305 Line Cord

For more information, see the Lenovo Press documents in the PDU category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu

Rack cabinets

Rack installation kits are described in the Rack installation section.

The following table lists the supported rack cabinets.

Table 55. Rack cabinets
Part number Description
93072RX 25U Standard Rack
93072PX 25U Static S2 Standard Rack
93634PX 42U 1100mm Dynamic Rack
93634EX 42U 1100mm Dynamic Expansion Rack
93604PX 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614PX 42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93084EX 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
93084PX 42U Enterprise Rack
93074RX 42U Standard Rack
Withdrawn rack cabinets
201886X* 11U Office Enablement Kit
93604EX* 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack
93614EX* 42U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93074XX* 42U Standard Rack Extension
93624PX* 47U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93624EX* 47U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93634BX* PureFlex System 42U Expansion Rack
93634DX* PureFlex System 42U Expansion Rack
93634AX* PureFlex System 42U Rack
93634CX* PureFlex System 42U Rack

* Withdrawn from marketing

For specifications about these racks, see the Lenovo Rack Cabinet Reference, available from:
https://lenovopress.com/lp0658-lenovo-rack-cabinet-reference

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack cabinets category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/racks

KVM console options

The following table lists the supported KVM consoles, keyboards, and KVM switches.

Table 56. Console keyboards
Part number Description
Consoles
17238BX 1U 18.5" Standard Console (without keyboard)
Console keyboards
7ZB7A05469 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Arabic 253 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05468 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Belg/UK 120 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05206 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Czech 489 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05207 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Danish 159 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05208 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Dutch 143 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05210 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Fr/Canada 445 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05209 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - French 189 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05211 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - German 129 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05212 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Greek 219 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05213 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hebrew 212 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05214 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hungarian 208 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05215 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Italian 141 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05216 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Japanese 194 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05217 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Korean 413 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05218 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - LA Span 171 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05219 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Norwegian 155 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05220 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Polish 214 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05221 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Portuguese 163 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05222 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Russian 441 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05223 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovak 245 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05231 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovenian 234 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05224 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Spanish 172 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05225 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swed/Finn 153 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05226 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swiss F/G 150 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05227 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Thai 191 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05467 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Trad Chinese/US 467 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05228 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Turkish 179 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05229 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - UK Eng 166 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05470 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - US Eng 103P RoHS v2
7ZB7A05230 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - US Euro 103P RoHS v2
ThinkSystem Digital and Analog KVM Console switches and cables
1754D1T ThinkSystem Digital 2x1x16 KVM Switch (DVI video output port)
1754A1T ThinkSystem Analog 1x8 KVM Switch (DVI video output port)
4X97A11108 ThinkSystem VGA to DVI Conversion Cable
4X97A11109 ThinkSystem Single-USB Conversion Cable for Digital KVM
4X97A11107 ThinkSystem Dual-USB Conversion Cable for Digital KVM
4X97A11106 ThinkSystem USB Conversion Cable for Analog KVM
GCM and LCM Console switches and cables
1754D2X Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
43V6147 Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)
39M2895 USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO)
46M5383 Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
46M5382 Serial Conversion Option (SCO)

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the KVM Switches and Consoles category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/kvm

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:

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/landingpage/lenovo-financial-services/

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