Lenovo ThinkAgile HX5520 Appliance (Xeon SP Gen 2)Product Guide

Abstract

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series appliances are designed to help you simplify IT infrastructure, reduce costs, and accelerate time to value. These hyperconverged appliances from Lenovo combine industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix with Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature the second generation of the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family (Xeon SP Gen 2).

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

This product guide provides essential technical and pre-sales information on the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX5520 appliance, its key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines.

This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the ThinkAgile HX5520 appliance and consider its use in IT solutions.

Note: This product guide describes ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances featuring the second generation of the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family (Xeon SP Gen 2). For ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances featuring the first generation of the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family (Xeon SP Gen 1), refer to the following Lenovo Press product guide:

Change History

Changes in the May 28 update:

  • Added Windows Server 2016 Datacenter (Hyper-V)

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series appliances are designed to help you simplify IT infrastructure, reduce costs, and accelerate time to value. These hyperconverged appliances from Lenovo combine industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix with Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature the second generation of the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family (Xeon SP Gen 2).

The ThinkAgile HX5520 is a 2U rack-mount appliance that supports two processors, up to 3 TB of TruDDR4 memory with up to 2933 MHz memory speeds, 12x or 14x SAS/SATA SFF hot-swap drive bays with an extensive choice of SATA SSDs and HDDs, and flexible network connectivity options with 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, and 10/25 GbE SFP28 ports.

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

The ThinkAgile HX5520 is shown in the following figure.

ThinkAgile HX5520 appliance
Figure 1. ThinkAgile HX5520 appliance

Did you know?

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

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

Key features

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances offer the following key features:

  • Factory-integrated, pre-configured ready-to-go appliances built on proven and reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers that provide compute power for a variety of workloads and applications and powered by industry’s most feature-rich hyperconverged infrastructure software from Nutanix.
  • Provide quick and convenient path to implement a hyperconverged solution powered by Nutanix with "one stop shop" and a single point of contact provided by Lenovo for purchasing, deploying, and supporting the solution.
  • Meet various workload demands with cost-efficient hybrid or performance-optimized all-flash storage configurations.
  • Deliver fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified with Nutanix software.
  • Include Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.
  • Offer Lenovo deployment services to get customers up and running quickly.

The Nutanix software running on the HX Series appliances deliver the following key features:

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

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front view of the HX5520 appliance.

HX5520 front view
Figure 2. HX5520 front view

The front of the HX5520 appliance includes the following components:

  • 12x LFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • One VGA port
  • One USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access
  • One USB 3.0 port
  • A Power button
  • Status LEDs

The following figure shows the rear view of the HX5520 appliance with 12 drive bays.

HX5520 12-drive bay appliance rear view
Figure 3. HX5520 12-drive bay appliance rear view

The following figure shows the rear view of the HX5520 appliance with 14 drive bays.

HX5520 14-drive bay appliance rear view
Figure 4. HX5520 14-drive bay appliance rear view

The rear of the HX5520 appliance includes the following components:

  • Five (models with 12 drive bays) or three (models with 14 drive bays) PCIe expansion slots
  • Two LFF SAS/SATA hot-swap rear drive bays (models with 14 drive bays)
  • One LOM card slot
  • One 1 GbE port for XClarity Controller
  • One VGA port
  • Two USB 3.0 ports
  • Two hot-swap power supplies

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances.

Table 1. HX5520 system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor 2U Rack-mount.
Processor Two Intel Xeon Silver, Gold, or Platinum Gen 2 processors.
Chipset Intel C624.
Memory 24 DIMM slots (up to 12 DIMMs per processor; six memory channels per processor with two DIMMs per channel) with support for the following DIMM types and capacities:
  • TruDDR4 RDIMMs:
    • 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB Performance+ 2933 MHz.
    • 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB 2933 MHz.
    • 16 GB and 32 GB 2666 MHz.
  • TruDDR4 3DS RDIMMs:
    • 128 GB Performance+ 2933 MHz.
    • 128 GB 2933 MHz.
    • 128 GB 2666 MHz.
Memory capacity

Up to 3 TB.

Memory protection Error correction code (ECC), Single Device Data Correction (SDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs), Adaptive Double Device Data Correction (ADDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs, requires Intel Xeon Gold or Platinum processors), patrol scrubbing, and demand scrubbing.
Drive bays 12x or 14x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap.
Internal storage
  • Hybrid:
    • 2 cache SSDs and from 4 to 12 capacity HDDs in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 cache SSDs and from 8 to 10 capacity HDDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • All Flash: From 4 to 14 SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
Drive capacities
  • SSDs:
    • 12 Gbps SAS SSDs up to 3.84 GB.
    • 6 Gbps SATA SSDs up to 3.84 TB.
  • HDDs: 6 Gbps NL SATA HDDs up to 10 TB.
Note: All SSDs in the appliance must be of the same model and capacity. All HDDs in the appliance must be of the same type and capacity.
Storage capacity
  • Hybrid: Up to 80 TB (10x 8 TB or 8x 10 TB HDDs).
  • All Flash: Up to 53.76 TB (14x 3.84 TB SSDs).
Storage controller 1x 430-16i HBA (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA).
Network interfaces
  • 2x or 4x base 1/10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ network ports.
  • 2x or 4x optional 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, or 25 GbE SFP28 expansion ports.
  • 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port for systems management.
Boot drive 2x 128 GB M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs (RAID-1).
I/O expansion slots HX5520 (12 drive bays): 6x PCIe 3.0 slots
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (not used).
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (not used).
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (for a network adapter).
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (not used).
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
  • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).
HX5520 (14 drive bays): 4x PCIe 3.0 slots
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (for a network adapter).
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (not used).
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
  • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).
Ports
  • Front: 1x USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x VGA port.
  • Rear: 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x VGA port.
Cooling Six hot-swap system fans with N+1 redundancy.
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 750 W or 1100 W (100 - 240 V) High Efficiency Platinum, or 750 W (200 - 240 V) Titanium power supplies.
Video Matrox G200 with 16 MB memory integrated into the XClarity Controller. Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 at 60 Hz with 32 bits per pixel.
Hot-swap parts SSDs and HDDs, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), proactive platform alerts, light path diagnostics, XClarity Provisioning Manager, XClarity Administrator and XClarity Pro. XClarity Energy Manager (optional).
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, secure firmware updates, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or 2.0 (configurable UEFI setting). Optional security bezel.
Software Nutanix Acropolis: Starter, Pro, and Ultimate editions. Nutanix Prism, Nutanix Calm (optional), Nutanix Flow (optional).
Hypervisors
  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (Bundled with AOS).
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 2.
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 1.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter (Hyper-V).
Hardware warranty Three-, four-, or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited hardware warranty with ThinkAgile Advantage Support and selectable service levels: 9x5 next business day (NBD) parts delivered, 9x5 NBD onsite response, 24x7 coverage with 2-hour or 4-hour onsite response, or 6-hour or 24-hour committed repair (select countries). Also available are YourDrive YourData, Premier Support, and Enterprise Server Software Support.
Software maintenance Three-, four-, or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected warranty period).
Dimensions Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.), width: 445 mm (17.5 in.), depth: 720 mm (28.3 in.)
Weight Maximum configuration: 32 kg (70.5 lb)

Factory-integrated models

Factory-integrated models of the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances are configured by using the Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC):
http://dcsc.lenovo.com

During the configuration process, you are selecting one of the base Configure-to-Order (CTO) models first, and then you are adding components (processors, memory, drives, and network adapters) to the selected model according to the output from the Nutanix Sizer tool:
http://services.nutanix.com/

Note: You are required to engage a Lenovo representative in the project that includes the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances.

The following table lists the base CTO models of the ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances.

Table 2. Base CTO models
Description Machine Type/Model
ThinkAgile HX5520 Appliance 7X84CTO4WW

The following table lists the base chassis for the HX5520 appliance.

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

The HX5520 appliances ship with the following items:

  • Electronic Publications Flyer
  • Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with or without 2U CMA (depending on the rack installation option)
  • Two customer-selected power cables

Relationship models

Relationship models of the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances are pre-configured bundles that cannot be upgraded with additional options. Relationship models are country-specific; that is, each country may define their own models, and not all models are available in every country.

Note: You are required to engage a Lenovo representative in the project that includes the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances.

Product availability: The Relationship models of the HX5520 appliances are withdrawn and no longer available for ordering.

The following table lists the Relationship models of the HX5520 appliances.

Table 4. HX5520 Relationship models
Model
number
Intel Xeon
processor
Memory
(RDIMMs)
Storage
controller
SSDs HDDs M.2 SSD
boot drive
NIC Power
supply
7X840EAUNA 2x 4114 10C 192GB
(12x 16GB)
1x 430-16i 3.84TB
(2x 1.92TB)
40TB
(10x 4TB)
2x 128GB
(RAID-1)
2x 10GbE
SFP+
2x 750W
Platinum
7X840EBUNA 2x 6140 18C 384GB
(12x 32GB)
1x 430-16i 3.84TB
(2x 1.92TB)
72TB
(12x 6TB)
2x 128GB
(RAID-1)
2x 10GbE
SFP+
2x 750W
Platinum

The HX5520 relationship models ship with the following items:

  • Electronic Publications Flyer
  • Two 2.8 m IEC 320-C13 to C14 rack power cables
  • Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with 2U Cable Management Arm (CMA)

Processors

The ThinkAgile HX5520 appliance ships with two processors. The following table lists the processor options that are available for selection.

Table 5. Processor selection options
Description Feature code Quantity
Intel Xeon Silver processors
Intel Xeon Silver 4208 8C 85W 2.1GHz Processor B4HT 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4210 10C 85W 2.2GHz Processor B4HS 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4214 12C 85W 2.2GHz Processor B4HR 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4215 8C 85W 2.5GHz Processor B4HQ 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4216 16C 100W 2.1GHz Processor B4HP 2
Intel Xeon Gold processors
Intel Xeon Gold 5215 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor B4HN 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5215L 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor B4P9 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5217 8C 115W 3.0GHz Processor B4HM 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5218 16C 125W 2.3GHz Processor B4HL 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5220 18C 125W 2.2GHz Processor B4HK 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5222 4C 105W 3.8GHz Processor B5S1 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6230 20C 125W 2.1GHz Processor B4HJ 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6240 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor B4HH 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6242 16C 150W 2.8GHz Processor B4HG 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6244 8C 150W 3.6GHz Processor B4HF 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6248 20C 150W 2.5GHz Processor B4HE 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6252 24C 150W 2.1GHz Processor B4HC 2
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
Intel Xeon Platinum 8253 16C 125W 2.2GHz Processor B5RZ 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8256 4C 105W 3.8GHz Processor B5S2 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor B4HB 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor B4NZ 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260L 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor B4P7 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8276M 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor B4NY 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8276L 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor B4P6 2

Configuration note: If Intel Xeon Platinum 8276M or 8276L processors are selected, the HX5520 appliance allows configurations with 12x LFF drive bays only (configurations with 14x LFF drive bays are not allowed).

The following table lists the specifications of the processors for the appliances.

Processor specifications table abbreviations:

  • UPI: Ultra Path Interconnect
  • TDP: Thermal Design Power
  • HT: Hyper-Threading
  • TB: Turbo Boost 2.0
  • VT-x: Virtualization Technology
  • VT-d: Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
  • RAS: Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability
    • Std: Standard RAS
    • Adv: Advanced RAS
Table 6. Processor specifications
CPU
model
Cores /
threads
Core speed
(Base / TB Max)
Cache Max DDR4
speed
Max memory
capacity
per socket
UPI
speed
TDP
HT
TB
VT-x
VT-d
RAS
Intel Xeon Silver processors
4208 8 / 16 2.1 / 3.2 GHz 11 MB 2400 MHz 1 TB 9.6 GT/s 85 W Y Y Y Y Std
4210 10 / 20 2.2 / 3.2 GHz 13.75 MB 2400 MHz 1 TB 9.6 GT/s 85 W Y Y Y Y Std
4214 12 / 24 2.2 / 3.2 GHz 16.5 MB 2400 MHz 1 TB 9.6 GT/s 85 W Y Y Y Y Std
4215 8 / 16 2.5 / 3.5 GHz 11 MB 2400 MHz 1 TB 9.6 GT/s 85 W Y Y Y Y Std
4216 16 / 32 2.1 / 3.2 GHz 22 MB 2400 MHz 1 TB 9.6 GT/s 100 W Y Y Y Y Std
Intel Xeon Gold processors
5215 10 / 20 2.5 / 3.4 GHz 13.75 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 85 W Y Y Y Y Adv
5215L 10 / 20 2.5 / 3.4 GHz 13.75 MB 2666 MHz 4.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 85 W Y Y Y Y Adv
5217 8 / 16 3.0 / 3.7 GHz 11 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 115 W Y Y Y Y Adv
5218 16 / 32 2.3 / 3.9 GHz 22 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y Adv
5220 18 / 36 2.2 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y Adv
5222 4 / 8 3.8 / 3.9 GHz 16.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Y Y Y Y Adv
6230 20 / 40 2.1 / 3.9 GHz 27.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y Adv
6240 18 / 36 2.6 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y Adv
6242 16 / 32 2.8 / 3.9 GHz 22 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y Adv
6244 8 / 16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y Adv
6248 20 / 40 2.5 / 3.9 GHz 27.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y Adv
6252 24 / 48 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y Adv
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
8253 16 / 32 2.2 / 3 GHz 22 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y Adv
8256 4 / 8 3.8 / 3.9 GHz 16.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Y Y Y Y Adv
8260 24 / 48 2.4 / 3.9 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y Adv
8260M 24 / 48 2.4 / 3.9 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 2 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y Adv
8260L 24 / 48 2.4 / 3.9 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 4.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y Adv
8276M 28 / 56 2.2 / 4 GHz 38.5 MB 2933 MHz 2 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y Adv
8276L 28 / 56 2.2 / 4 GHz 38.5 MB 2933 MHz 4.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y Adv

Memory

The ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances support Lenovo TruDDR4 memory. TruDDR4 memory uses the highest-quality components sourced from Tier 1 DRAM suppliers and only memory that meets strict requirements is selected. It is compatibility tested and tuned to maximize performance and reliability.

The HX5520 supports up to 24 DIMMs with two processors. Each processor has six memory channels (two integrated memory controllers with three memory channels per memory controller), and there are two DIMMs per channel.

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The appliance supports RDIMMs or 3DS RDIMMs with rated speeds of 2666 MHz or 2933 MHz.
  • The following memory capacities are supported by the appliance: 128 GB, 192 GB, 256 GB, 384 GB, 512 GB, 576 GB, 768 GB, 1 TB, 1.5 TB, and 3 TB.
  • In the configurations with other than 576 GB of memory capacity, all DIMMs in the appliance must be of the same type, speed, rank, and capacity (the same part number or feature code).
  • In the configuration with 576 GB of memory capacity, a combination of 16 GB and 32 GB DIMMs is used, and all DIMMs in the appliance must be of the same type and speed.
  • All DIMMs in the appliance operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of:
    • DIMM rated speed (2666 MHz or 2933 MHz).
    • Memory speed supported by the specific processor (2400 MHz, 2666 MHz, or 2933 MHz).
    • Memory speed for the selected quantity of DIMMs per channel:
      • One DIMM per channel (1 DPC): 2933 MHz.
      • Two DIMMs per channel (2 DPC)
        • Performance+ DIMMs: 2933 MHz.
        • Other supported DIMMs: 2666 MHz.
    Note: Maximum memory speed can be achieved when Max performance mode is enabled in UEFI.
  • Appliance configurations with more than 1 TB of memory capacity per socket require processors that support up to 2 TB (M-suffix) or 4.5 TB (L-suffix) per socket.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

  • ECC
  • SDDC (for x4-based memory DIMMs)
  • ADDDC (for x4-based memory DIMMs; Gold and Platinum processors only)
  • Patrol scrubbing
  • Demand scrubbing

The following table lists the supported memory configurations that are available for selection.

Table 7. Memory configuration selection options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
128 GB*
192 GB
256 GB*
384 GB
512 GB*
576 GB
768 GB
1 TB*
1.5 TB
3 TB
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz Performance+ RDIMMs
16GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM None** B5N6 8 12 - - - - - - - -
32GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM None** B5N7 - - 8 12 16 - 24 - - -
64GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM None** B5N8 - - - - 8 - 12 16 24 -
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz Performance+ 3DS RDIMMs
128GB TruDDR4 Perf.+ 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM None** B5N9 - - - - - - - - 12 24
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz RDIMMs
16GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08708 B4H2 8 12 - - - 12
+
12
- - - -
32GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08709 B4H3 - - 8 12 16 24 - - -
64GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08710 B4H4 - - - - 8 - 12 16 24 -
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz 3DS RDIMMs
128GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 4ZC7A15113 B587 - - - - - - - - 12 24
ThinkSystem 2666 MHz RDIMMs
16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01303 AUNC 8 12 - - - 12
+
12
- - - -
32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND - - 8 12 16 24 - - -
ThinkSystem 2666 MHz 3DS RDIMMs
128GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (8Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 7X77A01307 AUNF - - - - - - - - 12 24

* System performance might be impacted due to unbalanced memory configuration.
** Factory-installed only; no field upgrade.

It is possible to expand memory capacity after the initial deployment by adding more memory DIMMs to match one of the supported memory configurations.

Internal storage

The ThinkAgile HX5520 appliance provides 12x or 14x SAS/SATA LFF hot-swap drive bays for configurable storage capacity, and it contains two internal M.2 SATA non-hot-swap SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group for software preload.

The following table lists the internal storage options for the HX5520 appliance.

Table 8. Internal storage options
Description Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
Backplanes
ThinkSystem SR550/SR650 3.5" SATA/SAS 12-Bay Backplane AUR9 1 / 1
ThinkSystem SR590/SR650 3.5" Rear HDD Kit AURZ 0 / 1
M.2 enablement kit
ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit AUMV 1 / 1

Configuration notes:

  • One 12-bay SAS/SATA backplane and one M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit are derived by the configurator.
  • If more than 12 drives are selected (SSDs for all flash configurations or a combination of HDDs and SSDs for hybrid configurations), the appliance provides 12 front and 2 rear drive bays (the Rear HDD Kit is derived by the configurator). If 12 or fewer drives are selected, the appliance provides 12 front drive bays only (the rear drive bays are not present).
  • The M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit is connected to the Intel PCH via the PCIe link, and the kit supports two M.2 SATA SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group for software preload.

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

Table 9. Drive options for software preload
Description Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem M.2 CV3 128GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD AUUV 2

The following table lists the storage controllers for internal storage of the HX5520 appliance.

Table 10. Controllers for internal storage
Description Feature code Quantity
12 Gb SAS/SATA non-RAID HBA
ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA AUNM 1

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

Drives for internal storage

The following tables list the drive selection options.

Table 11. Drive selection options: Hybrid configurations
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
SSD selection (Cache tier): SAS 12Gb SSDs - PM1633a Capacity
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1633a 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10173 B2XC 2 / 4
SSD selection (Cache tier): SAS 12Gb SSDs - PM1635a Mainstream
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1635a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10188 B2XD 2 / 4
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1635a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10187 B2XE 2 / 4
SSD selection (Cache tier): SAS 12Gb SSDs - PM1645 Mainstream
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13657 B4A3 2 / 4
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13658 B4A4 2 / 4
SSD selection (Cache tier): SATA 6Gb SSDs - S4600 Mainstream
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05717 B0ZU 2 / 4
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05716 B0ZV 2 / 4
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05715 B109 2 / 4
SSD selection (Cache tier): SATA 6Gb SSDs - S4610 Mainstream
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13640 B49S 2 / 4
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13641 B49T 2 / 4
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13642 B49U 2 / 4
SSD selection (Cache tier): SATA 6Gb SSDs - PM883 Entry
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17180 B6JZ 2 / 4
SSD selection (Cache tier): SATA 6Gb SSDs - S4510 Entry
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13629 B49H 2 / 4
HDD selection (Capacity tier): SAS 12Gb HDDs
ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00046 AUUG 4 / 8
HDD selection (Capacity tier): SATA 6Gb HDDs
ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00051 AUU8 6 / 12
ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00052 AUUA 6 / 12
ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00053 AUU9 4 / 10
ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00054 AUUB 4 / 8
Table 12. Drive selection options: All Flash configurations
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
SAS 12Gb SSDs - PM1633a Capacity
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1633a 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10173 B2XC 4 / 14
SAS 12Gb SSDs - PM1635a Mainstream
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1635a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10188 B2XD 4 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1635a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10187 B2XE 4 / 14
SAS 12Gb SSDs - PM1645 Mainstream
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13657 B4A3 4 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13658 B4A4 4 / 14
SATA 6Gb SSDs - S4600 Mainstream
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05717 B0ZU 4 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05716 B0ZV 4 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05715 B109 4 / 14
SATA 6Gb SSDs - S4610 Mainstream
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13640 B49S 4 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13641 B49T 4 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13642 B49U 4 / 14
SATA 6Gb SSDs - 5100 Mainstream
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5100 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05757 B114 4 / 14
SATA 6Gb SSDs - 5200 Mainstream
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10243 B48E 4 / 14
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10244 B48F 4 / 14
SATA 6Gb SSDs - PM883 Entry
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17180 B6JZ 4 / 14
SATA 6Gb SSDs - S4510 Entry
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13629 B49H 4 / 14

Configuration notes:

  • For hybrid configurations, the HX5520 appliance supports from 4 to 12 capacity drives (HDDs) depending on the quantity of the cache drives (SSDs):
    • 2 cache drives: From 4 to 12 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 cache drives: From 8 to 10 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
  • For All Flash configurations, the HX5520 appliance supports from 4 to 14 SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • All SSDs in the appliance must be of the same model and capacity. All HDDs in the appliance must be of the same type and capacity.

It is possible to expand storage capacity after the initial deployment by adding more drives to match one of the supported storage configurations and acquiring additional storage capacity license options (see Software for details).

Network connectivity

The ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances provide base two- or four-port 1/10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ network connectivity with the onboard Intel X722 NIC and a LOM card installed in the appliance. Two or four additional 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, or 25 GbE SFP28 expansion ports can be selected, if required.

The following table lists the network adapter options that are available for selection.

Table 13. Network adapter selection options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
1/10 GbE RJ-45 base ports
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port Base-T LOM (RJ-45) 7ZT7A00548 AUKL 0 / 1
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port Base-T LOM (RJ-45) 7ZT7A00549 AUKM 0 / 1
1/10 GbE RJ-45 expansion ports
Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter (RJ-45) 00MM860 ATPX 0 / 2
10 GbE SFP+ base ports
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port SFP+ LOM 7ZT7A00546 AUKJ 0 / 1
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port SFP+ LOM 7ZT7A00547 AUKK 0 / 1
10 GbE SFP+ expansion ports
Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00537 AUKX 0 / 2
10/25 GbE SFP28 expansion ports
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 01GR250 AUAJ 0 / 2

Configuration notes:

  • One of the 1/10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ LOM cards is required for selection, and it provides base network connectivity. Optional expansion ports can be selected, if needed.
  • Supported transceivers or DAC cables should be purchased for the SFP+ and SFP28 ports, and UTP Category 6 cables should be purchased for the 10 GbE RJ-45 ports. The maximum number of transceivers or cables that are supported per adapter equals the quantity of the adapter ports, and all adapter ports must have the same type of the transceiver or cable selected.

    The following transceiver and cables can be purchased:

It is possible to increase the number of network ports after the initial deployment by adding more network adapters to match one of the supported network adapter configurations.

The following table lists cables for the 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports.

Table 14. Cables for 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports
Description Part number Feature code
UTP Category 6 cables (Green) for 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports
0.75m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE123 AVFW
1.0m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE127 AVFX
1.25m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE131 AVFY
1.5m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE135 AVFZ
3m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE139 AVG0
10m Cat6 Green Cable 90Y3718 A1MT
25m Cat6 Green Cable 90Y3727 A1MW

The following table lists transceivers and cables for the 10 GbE SFP+ ports.

Table 15. Transceivers and cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Description Part number Feature code
10 GbE SFP+ SR transceivers for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Lenovo 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver 46C3447 5053
Lenovo 10GBASE-LR SFP+ Transceiver 00FE331 B0RJ
Optical cables for 10 GbE SFP+ SR transceivers
Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN499 ASR5
Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN502 ASR6
Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN505 ASR7
Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN508 ASR8
Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN511 ASR9
Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN514 ASRA
Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN517 ASRB
Passive SFP+ DAC cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Lenovo 0.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00D6288 A3RG
Lenovo 1m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9427 A1PH
Lenovo 1.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00AY764 A51N
Lenovo 2m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00AY765 A51P
Lenovo 3m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9430 A1PJ
Lenovo 5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9433 A1PK
Lenovo 7m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00D6151 A3RH
Active SFP+ DAC cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Lenovo 1m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX111 AT2R
Lenovo 3m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX114 AT2S
Lenovo 5m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX117 AT2T
SFP+ active optical cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Lenovo 1m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL634 ATYX
Lenovo 3m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL637 ATYY
Lenovo 5m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL640 ATYZ
Lenovo 7m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL643 ATZ0
Lenovo 15m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL646 ATZ1
Lenovo 20m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL649 ATZ2

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

Table 16. Transceivers and cables for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
Description Part number Feature code
25 GbE SFP28 SR transceivers for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
Lenovo 25GBase-SR SFP28 Transceiver 7G17A03537 AV1B
Optical cables for 25 GbE SFP28 SR transceivers
Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN499 ASR5
Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN502 ASR6
Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN505 ASR7
Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN508 ASR8
Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN511 ASR9
Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN514 ASRA
Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN517 ASRB
Passive copper cables for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
Lenovo 1m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03557 AV1W
Lenovo 3m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03558 AV1X
Lenovo 5m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03559 AV1Y
Active optical cables for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
Lenovo 3m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03541 AV1F
Lenovo 5m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03542 AV1G
Lenovo 10m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03543 AV1H
Lenovo 15m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03544 AV1J
Lenovo 20m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03545 AV1K

Power supplies and cables

The HX5520 appliances ship with two power supplies. The following table lists the power supply options that are available for selection.

Table 17. Power supply selection options
Description Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem 750W (230/115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply AVWD 2
ThinkSystem 750W (230V) Titanium Hot-Swap Power Supply AVWE 2
ThinkSystem 1100W (230V/115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply AVWF 2

Configuration notes:

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

The ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances ship with two customer-configured power cords. The following table lists the rack power cables and country-specific line cords that can be ordered for the HX5520 appliances.

Table 18. Power cables
Description Part number Feature code
Rack power cables
1.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 00Y3043 A4VP
1.0m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08367 B0N5
1.2m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Short C13s to Short C20 Rack Power Cable 47C2491 A3SW
1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 39Y7937 6201
1.5m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08368 B0N6
2.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08365 B0N4
2.0m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08369 6570
2.5m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Long C13s to Short C20 Rack Power Cable 47C2492 A3SX
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08366 6311
2.8m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08370 6400
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power Cable 39Y7938 6204
2.8m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Short C13s to Long C20 Rack Power Cable 47C2493 A3SY
4.1m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Long C13s to Long C20 Rack Power Cable 47C2494 A3SZ
4.3m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 39Y7932 6263
4.3m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08371 6583
Country-specific line cords
Argentina 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 Line Cord 39Y7930 6222
Argentina 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 Line Cord 81Y2384 6492
Australia/New Zealand 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 Line Cord 39Y7924 6211
Australia/New Zealand 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 Line Cord 81Y2383 6574
Brazil 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR 14136 Line Cord 69Y1988 6532
Brazil 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR14136 Line Cord 81Y2387 6404
China 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Line Cord 39Y7928 6210
China 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Line Cord 81Y2378 6580
Denmark 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a Line Cord 39Y7918 6213
Denmark 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a Line Cord 81Y2382 6575
Europe 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE7-VII Line Cord 39Y7917 6212
Europe 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE7-VII Line Cord 81Y2376 6572
India 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 Line Cord 39Y7927 6269
India 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 Line Cord 81Y2386 6567
Israel 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 39Y7920 6218
Israel 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 81Y2381 6579
Italy 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 39Y7921 6217
Italy 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 81Y2380 6493
Japan 2.8m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line cord 46M2593 A1RE
Japan 2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 4L67A08357 6533
Japan 4.3m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 39Y7926 6335
Japan 4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 4L67A08362 6495
Korea 2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 39Y7925 6219
Korea 4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 81Y2385 6494
South Africa 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 39Y7922 6214
South Africa 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 81Y2379 6576
Switzerland 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 39Y7919 6216
Switzerland 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 81Y2390 6578
Taiwan 2.8m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 23R7158 6386
Taiwan 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2375 6317
Taiwan 2.8m, 15A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2374 6402
Taiwan 4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 4L67A08363 AX8B
Taiwan 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2389 6531
Taiwan 4.3m, 15A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2388 6530
United Kingdom 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A Line Cord 39Y7923 6215
United Kingdom 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A Line Cord 81Y2377 6577
United States 2.8m, 10A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 90Y3016 6313
United States 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord 46M2592 A1RF
United States 2.8m, 13A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 00WH545 6401
United States 4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 4L67A08359 6370
United States 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord 4L67A08361 6373
United States 4.3m, 13A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 4L67A08360 AX8A

Configuration note: If the 1100 W AC power supplies in the appliance are connected to a low-voltage power source (100 - 125 V), the only supported power cables are those that are rated above 10A; cables that are rated at 10A are not supported.

Rack installation

The HX5520 appliances ship with a rail kit. The following table lists the rail kit options that are available for selection.

Table 19. Rack kit selection options
Description Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
4-post rail kits
ThinkSystem Tool-less Slide Rail AXCA 0 / 1
ThinkSystem Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with 2U CMA AXCH 0 / 1
Lockable front bezel
ThinkSystem 2U Security Bezel AURX 0 / 1

Configuration note: One of the rail kits is required for selection.

The following table summarizes the rail kit features and specifications.

Table 20. Rail kit features and specifications summary
Feature Tool-less Slide Rail
Without CMA With 2U CMA
CMA Not included Included
Rail length 730 mm (28.74 in.) 807 mm (31.8 in.)
Rail type Full-out slide (ball bearing)
Tool-less installation Yes
In-rack maintenance Yes
1U PDU support Yes
0U PDU support Limited*
Rack type IBM and Lenovo 4-post, IEC standard-compliant
Mounting holes Square or round
Mounting flange thickness 2 mm (0.08 in.) – 3.3 mm (0.13 in.)
Distance between front and rear mounting flanges^ 609.6 mm (24 in.) – 863.6 mm (34 in.)

* If a 0U PDU is used, the rack cabinet must be at least 1100 mm (43.31 in.) deep if no CMA is used, or at least 1200 mm (47.24 in.) deep if a CMA is used.
^ Measured when mounted on the rack, from the front surface of the front mounting flange to the rear most point of the rail.

Software

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances support the following software components:

Note: For the information on appliance firmware levels, hypervisor versions, and software versions that have been tested for interoperability, refer to the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series Best Recipes:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht505413

Hypervisor

The ThinkAgile HX5520 (Xeon SP Gen 2) appliance supports the following hypervisors that are installed on the 2x 128 GB M.2 SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group:

  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) (Bundled with AOS)
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 2
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter (Hyper-V)

The following table lists the hypervisors available for selection.

Table 21. Hypervisors
Description Feature code Quantity
Nutanix SW Stack on Nutanix AHV (default selection) B15S 1
Nutanix SW Stack on VMware ESXi 6.5 B15R 1
Nutanix SW Stack on VMware ESXi 6.7 B63T 1
Nutanix SW Stack on Hyper-V 2016 B63U 1

Configuration note: In ESXi-based environments, HX Series appliances require VMware vCenter Server.

Nutanix Acropolis

The ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances can be configured with one of the Nutanix software editions that are listed in the following table. The Nutanix software is factory-preloaded and the appropriate license for the selected software edition can be downloaded from the Nutanix website to match the serial number of the appliance.

Configuration note: The ThinkAgile HX5520 (Xeon SP Gen 2) appliances can be deployed as a cluster of 3 or more nodes (AOS 5.11 or later).

Table 22. Nutanix software options
Description Feature code Quantity
(per node)
Nutanix Starter Edition B0VU 1
Nutanix Pro Edition B0VV 1
Nutanix Ultimate Edition B0VW 1

The Starter edition offers the core set of Nutanix software functionality. This edition is ideal for small-scale deployments with a limited set of workloads.

The Pro edition offers rich data services, along with resilience and management features. This edition is ideal for enterprises running multiple applications on a Nutanix cluster or with large-scale single workload deployments.

The Ultimate edition offers the full suite of Nutanix software capabilities to tackle complex infrastructure challenges. This edition is ideal for multi-site deployments.

The following table compares key features of the Nutanix software editions.

Table 23. Nutanix software editions feature comparison
Feature Nutanix software edition
Starter Pro Ultimate
Enterprise storage
Cluster size 12 nodes max Unlimited Unlimited
Heterogeneous clusters Yes Yes Yes
Online cluster grow/shrink Yes Yes Yes
Storage containers Yes Yes Yes
VM-centric snapshots and clones Yes Yes Yes
Data tiering Yes Yes Yes
Inline compression Yes Yes Yes
Inline performance (cache) deduplication Yes Yes Yes
Post-process compression No Yes Yes
Post-process capacity deduplication No Yes Yes
Erasure Coding (EC-X) No Yes Yes
Nutanix Volumes No Yes Yes
VM Flash Mode (Pin to SSD) No No Yes
Nutanix Files Optional* Optional* Optional*
Infrastructure resilience
Data path redundancy Yes Yes Yes
Redundancy factor 2 (Fixed) 2 or 3 (Tunable) 2 or 3 (Tunable)
Availability domains No Yes Yes
Data protection
Asynchronous replication and disaster recovery (DR) Yes Yes Yes
Application-consistent snapshots Yes Yes Yes
Local snapshots Yes Yes Yes
Cloud Connect (Backup to public clouds) No Yes Yes
Self-service restore No Yes Yes
Multiple site DR (many to many) No Optional* Yes
Metro availability No Optional* Yes
Synchronous replication and disaster recovery No Optional* Yes
Security
Client authentication Yes Yes Yes
Cluster lockdown No Yes Yes
Data-at-rest encryption No Optional*^ Yes^
Management and analytics
Prism Starter (Single- and multi-cluster management) Yes Yes Yes
Pulse (Automated service agent) Yes Yes Yes
Cluster health Yes Yes Yes
One-click upgrades (Nutanix OS and Hypervisor) Yes Yes Yes
Rest APIs Yes Yes Yes
Virtualization
Built-in Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) Yes Yes Yes
VMware vSphere (ESXi) Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Hyper-V Yes Yes Yes
VM management Yes Yes Yes
Intelligent VM placement Yes Yes Yes
Virtual network configuration Yes Yes Yes
Host profiles Yes Yes Yes
VM high availability Yes Yes Yes
Self-service portal Yes Yes Yes

* Requires a separate license.
^ Software-based encryption that uses standard drives.

It is possible to upgrade a software edition after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software upgrade options listed in the following table.

Table 24. Nutanix software upgrade options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(per node)
Nutanix Starter to Pro Upgrade 01GU985 AW7H 1
Nutanix Starter to Ultimate Upgrade 01GU986 AW7J 1
Nutanix Pro to Ultimate Upgrade 01GU987 AW7K 1

Configuration note: Customers should request a quote for the selected Nutanix SW Upgrade part number from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation and planned upgrade.

In addition to the software licenses for the specific Nutanix software edition, the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances require the Nutanix capacity licenses that are based on the total number of the processor cores and total flash storage (SSD) capacity in the appliance.

During the initial purchase, the Nutanix capacity licenses are derived by the configurator that automatically adds the required quantity of the capacity license options that are listed in the following table based on the selected processors and SSDs.

Table 25. Nutanix capacity license options
Description Feature code Quantity
Node Cores B6C1 1 per processor core
Node Tebibytes B6C2 1 per TiB of SSD capacity

Also, it is possible to expand storage capacity after the initial deployment by adding more drives to match one of the supported storage configurations and acquiring additional SSD capacity license options listed in the following table, as needed.

Table 26. Optional capacity expansion license options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(per TiB of SSD capacity)
Nutanix APOS HW Upgrade for previously sold HX node: Additional TiB 7S0P0002WW S1NM 1

Configuration notes:

  • The total flash storage capacity in Tebibytes (TiB) can be calculated by multiplying the total flash storage capacity in Terabytes (TB) by 0.909495.
  • When expanding storage capacity after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected HW Upgrade part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.

The following optional software licenses are available for the Nutanix software editions:

  • Nutanix Files
  • Nutanix Software Encryption
  • Nutanix Advanced Replication

The optional software licenses can be added during the initial purchase by selecting one of the software options listed in the following table.

Table 27. Optional software selection options
Description Feature code Quantity
Nutanix Files B4MX 1 per TiB of NAS capacity
Nutanix ENC - Data at Rest Encryption B4V5 1 per node
Nutanix REP - Advanced Replication B4V6 1 per node

Also, the optional software licenses for Nutanix Files can be added after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software license options listed in the following table.

Table 28. Optional software license options for Nutanix Files
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(per TiB of NAS capacity)
Nutanix Files License with 1Yr Maintenance and Support (per TiB) 7S0P000JWW S1P3 1
Nutanix Files License with 2Yr Maintenance and Support (per TiB) 7S0P000KWW S1P5 1
Nutanix Files License with 3Yr Maintenance and Support (per TiB) 7S0P000LWW S1MQ 1
Nutanix Files License with 4Yr Maintenance and Support (per TiB) 7S0P000MWW S1MX 1
Nutanix Files License with 5Yr Maintenance and Support (per TiB) 7S0P000NWW S1N4 1

Configuration notes:

  • The Nutanix Files license is available as an add-on for the Nutanix Starter, Pro, and Ultimate software editions.
  • When adding Nutanix Files after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected Nutanix Files license part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.
  • The total NAS storage capacity in Tebibytes (TiB) can be calculated by multiplying the total NAS storage capacity in Terabytes (TB) by 0.909495.
  • The Nutanix ENC and Nutanix REP licenses are available as add-ons for the Nutanix Pro software edition.
  • The Nutanix REP license includes the multiple site DR, metro availability, and synchronous replication and disaster recovery features.

Nutanix Prism

Nutanix Prism gives administrators an easy way to manage virtual environments running on Acropolis, and it simplifies and streamlines common workflows for hypervisor and virtual machine lifecycle management.

Nutanix Prism is a part of the Nutanix software preloaded on the appliances, and it includes the following components:

  • Prism Starter (included in Starter, Pro, and Ultimate Nutanix software editions): Provides ability to configure, manage, and monitor a Nutanix cluster and centralized management of multiple local and remote Nutanix clusters.
  • Prism Pro (Selectable software license; optional): Enables efficiency evaluation, capacity planning, expansion recommendations, custom dashboards, and advanced search capabilities.

The Prism Pro software license can be added during the initial purchase by selecting one of the software options listed in the following table.

Table 29. Prism Pro selection options
Description Feature code Quantity (per node)
Prism Pro B0W4 1
XClarity Pro and Prism Pro B0W5 1

Also, Prism Starter can be upgraded to Prism Pro after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software license options listed in the following table.

Table 30. Prism Pro software license options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity (per node)
Nutanix Prism Pro with 1Yr Support 7S0P000UWW AW87 1
Nutanix Prism Pro with 2Yr Support 7S0P000VWW AW88 1
Nutanix Prism Pro with 3Yr Support 7S0P000WWW AW89 1
Nutanix Prism Pro with 4Yr Support 7S0P000XWW AW8A 1
Nutanix Prism Pro with 5Yr Support 7S0P000YWW AW8B 1

Configuration note: When upgrading Prism Starter to Prism Pro after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected Prism Pro part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.

Nutanix Prism offers the following features:

  • Single point of control
    • Accelerates enterprise-wide deployment
    • Manages capacity centrally
    • Adds nodes in minutes
    • Supports non-disruptive software upgrades with zero downtime
    • Manages firmware updates with the ThinkAgile HX Lifecycle Manager (UEFI, XCC, drives)
    • Integrates with REST APIs and PowerShell
  • Monitoring and alerting
    • Tracks infrastructure utilization (storage, processor, memory)
    • Centrally monitors multiple clusters across multiple sites
    • Monitors per-VM performance and resource usage
    • Checks system health
    • Generates alerts and notifications
  • Integrated data protection
    • Offers customizable RPO/RTO and retention policies
    • Supports configurable per-VM replication (1:1, 1:many and many:1)
    • Provides efficient VM recovery
    • Deploys affordable DR and backup to the cloud
  • Diagnostics and troubleshooting
    • Provides time-based historical views of VM activity
    • Performs proactive alert analysis
    • Correlates alerts and events to quickly diagnose issues
    • Generates actionable alerts and reduces resolution times
    • Analyzes trending patterns for accurate capacity planning

Nutanix Calm

Nutanix Calm enables advanced application-level orchestration by providing a powerful, common management framework that can be leveraged by IT teams to rapidly create and deliver applications. The Calm software offers the following key features:

  • Fully automates the provisioning, scaling, and deletion of traditional multi-tiered applications and distributed services.
  • Simplifies the set-up and management of custom enterprise applications by incorporating all elements of each application, including relevant VMs, configurations, and related binaries, into an easy-to-use-blueprint.
  • Publishes blueprints through the Nutanix Marketplace, giving end users the ability to request IT services that can then be instantly provisioned.
  • Maintains control with role-based governance that limits user operations based on permissions and logs all activities for end-to-end traceability.

The Calm software is licensed on a per-VM basis in 25 VM packs. The Calm software licenses can be added during the initial purchase by selecting the software option listed in the following table.

Table 31. Calm software selection options
Description Feature code Quantity (per 25 VMs)
Calm 25 License Pack B4E4 1

Also, Calm licenses can be added after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software license options listed in the following table.

Table 32. Calm software license options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(per 25 VMs)
Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/1Yr Support 7S0P000ZWW B3D7 1
Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/2Yr Support 7S0P0010WW B3D8 1
Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/3Yr Support 7S0P0011WW B3D9 1
Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/4Yr Support 7S0P0012WW B3DA 1
Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/5Yr Support 7S0P0013WW B3DB 1

Configuration notes:

  • Calm supports the AHV and ESXi hypervisors.
  • When adding the Calm software licenses after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected Calm part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.

Nutanix Flow

Nutanix Flow delivers advanced networking and security services, providing visibility into the virtual network, application-centric protection from network threats, and automation of common networking operations. The Flow software offers the following key features:

  • Real-time visualization of communications between VMs helps implement appropriate network policies in a Nutanix environment.
  • Micro-segmentation provides granular control and governance of all traffic into and out of a virtual machine with network policies attached to individual VMs and applications, rather than specific network segments.
  • API-based notifications enable third party network devices to automate network configuration changes, such as VLAN provisioning or policy updates, in response to VM lifecycle events, such as adding a new VM.
  • Service insertion and chaining enables virtualized network functions from third-party software (such as virtual firewalls and load balancers) to be deployed with VM traffic in a Nutanix environment. 

The Flow software is licensed on a per-node basis. The Flow software license can be added during the initial purchase by selecting the software option listed in the following table,

Table 33. Flow software selection options
Description Feature code Quantity (per node)
Flow Single Node License B4E5 1

Also, Flow licenses can be added after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software license options listed in the following table.

Table 34. Flow software license options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity (per node)
Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/1Yr Support 7S0P0014WW B3DC 1
Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/2Yr Support 7S0P0015WW B3DD 1
Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/3Yr Support 7S0P0016WW B3DE 1
Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/4Yr Support 7S0P0017WW B3DF 1
Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/5Yr Support 7S0P0018WW B3DG 1

Configuration notes:

  • Flow supports the AHV hypervisors only.
  • When adding the Flow software licenses after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected Flow part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.

Systems management

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances support the following systems management tools:

Lenovo XClarity Controller

The ThinkAgile HX appliances contain Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise, which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and alerting functions.

XClarity Controller Enterprise offers the following capabilities for the HX Series appliances:

  • Gathering and viewing system information and inventory
  • Monitoring system status and health
  • Alerting and notifications
  • Event logging
  • Syslog alerting
  • Configuring security
  • Updating system firmware
  • Real-time power usage monitoring
  • Displaying graphics for real-time and historical power usage data and temperature
  • Capping power usage
  • Remotely controlling power (Power on, Power off, Restart)

The XClarity Controller provides remote server management through the following interfaces:

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3
  • Common Information Model (CIM)
  • Data Center Manageability Interface (DCMI) Version 1.5
  • Redfish REpresentational State Transfer (REST) API
  • Web browser with HTML5 support
  • Command-line interface
  • Virtual Operator Panel with XClarity Mobile App via the front USB port with XClarity Controller access

Virtual Operator Panel provides quick access to system status, firmware, network, health, and alerts information. With proper authentication, it also allows to configure systems management and network settings and to control system power (Power on, Power off, Restart). The Virtual Operator Panel can be accessed from the XClarity Mobile App running on the Android or iOS mobile device that is connected to the front USB port with XClarity Controller access (See Components and connectors).

Light path diagnostics

The ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances include basic light path diagnostics, which provides the system LEDs on the front of the appliance (see Components and connectors) and the LEDs near the monitored components (for example, the DIMM error LEDs on the system board).

Lenovo XClarity Administrator and XClarity Pro

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a centralized systems management solution that helps administrators deliver infrastructure faster. This solution integrates easily with Lenovo x86 servers, appliances, certified nodes, Top-of-Rack Ethernet switches, and storage systems, providing automated agent-less discovery, inventory, monitoring, and alerts across multiple systems. In addition, some managed endpoints support firmware updates and configuration management.

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

Notes:

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

The XClarity Pro license can be added during the initial purchase by selecting one of the software options listed in the following table.

Table 35. XClarity Pro selection options
Description Feature code Quantity (per node)
XClarity Pro B0W3 1
XClarity Pro and Prism Pro B0W5 1

Also, XClarity Pro licenses can be added after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software license options listed in the following table.

Table 36. Lenovo XClarity Pro license options
Description Part number Quantity
(per node)
NA, AP, Japan* EMEA, LA**
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Endpoint w/1 Yr SW S&S 00MT201 00MT207 1
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Endpoint w/3 Yr SW S&S 00MT202 00MT208 1
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Endpoint w/5 Yr SW S&S 00MT203 00MT209 1

* NA = North America; AP = Asia Pacific.
** EMEA = Europe, Middle East, Africa; LA = Latin America.

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

  • Auto-discovery and monitoring of HX Series appliances
  • Firmware updates and compliance enforcement
  • External alerts and notifications via SNMP traps, syslog remote logging, and e-mail
  • Secure connections to managed endpoints
  • NIST 800-131A or FIPS 140-2 compliant cryptographic standards between the management solution and managed endpoints
  • Integration into existing higher level management systems such as cloud automation and orchestration tools through REST APIs, providing extensive external visibility and control over hardware resources
  • An intuitive, easy-to-use GUI
  • Scripting support with Windows PowerShell, providing command-line visibility and control over hardware resources

For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/tips1200

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provides a stand-alone, web-based agent-less power management console that provides real time data and enables customers to observe, plan and manage power and cooling for Lenovo servers and appliances. Using built-in intelligence, XClarity Energy Manager identifies power consumption trends and ideal power settings, and it performs cooling analysis so that customers can define and optimize their power-saving policies.

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager offers the following capabilities:

  • Monitors room, row, rack, and device levels in the data center
  • Reports vital system information, such as power, temperature and resource utilization
  • Monitors inlet temperature to locate hot spots, reducing the risk of data or device damage
  • Provides finely-grained controls to limit platform power in compliance with IT policy
  • Generates alerts when a user-defined threshold is reached

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager license is included in the XClarity Controller Enterprise upgrade.

For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager web page:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-lxem

Physical specifications

The ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances have the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width: 445 mm (17.5 in.)
  • Depth: 720 mm (28.3 in.)
  • Weight (maximum): 32 kg (70.5 lb)

Operating environment

The HX Series appliances comply with ASHRAE class A2 specifications. The appliance performance might be impacted when the operating temperature is outside the ASHRAE A2 specifications. Depending on the hardware configuration, some HX5520 appliances comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications. To comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications, the HX5520 appliances must meet the following hardware configuration requirement: Processors with TDP more than or equal to 150 W not installed.

The HX Series appliances are supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating:
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 5 °C - 45 °C (41 °F - 113 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 125-m (410-ft) increase in altitude
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 5 °C - 40 °C (41 °F - 104 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 175-m (574-ft) increase in altitude
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 10 °C - 35 °C (50 °F - 95 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 300-m (984-ft) increase in altitude
    • Non-operating: 5 °C - 45 °C (41 °F - 113 °F)
    • Storage: -40 °C - +60 °C (-40 °F - 140 °F)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
  • Humidity:
    • Operating:
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 8% - 90% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 24 °C (75 °F)
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 8% - 85% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 24 °C (75 °F)
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 8% - 80% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 21 °C (70 °F)
    • Storage: 8% - 90% (non-condensing)
  • Electrical:
    • 100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz / 60 Hz (except 750 W Titanium power supplies)
    • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz / 60 Hz
    • 180 - 300 V DC (supported in China only)
  • Acoustics (maximum configuration, operating): 6.2 bels
  • Vibration:
    • Operating: 0.21 G rms at 5 Hz to 500 Hz for 15 minutes across 3 axes
    • Non-operating: 1.04 G rms at 2 Hz to 200 Hz for 15 minutes across 6 surfaces
  • Shock:
    • Operating: 15 G for 3 milliseconds in each direction (positive and negative X, Y, and Z axes)
    • Non-operating:
      • 12 kg - 22 kg: 50 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces
      • 23 kg  - 31 kg: 35 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces

The following table lists the maximum system power load, rated inlet current, and system heat output based on the power supply and source voltage.

Table 37. Rated system power, inlet current, and system heat output
Power supply Source voltage Maximum power
load per system
(two power supplies)
Rated current
per inlet
System
heat output
750 W Platinum 100 - 127 V AC 984 W 8.4 A 3357 BTU/hour
200 - 240 V AC 958 W 4.1 A 3269 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 958 W 3.5 A 3269 BTU/hour
750 W Titanium 200 - 240 V AC 949 W 4.1 A 3238 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 948 W 3.5 A 3235 BTU/hour
1100 W Platinum 100 - 127 V AC 1382 W 12 A 4715 BTU/hour
200 - 240 V AC 1408 W 6 A 4804 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 1408 W 5.1 A 4804 BTU/hour

Regulatory compliance

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances conform to the following regulations:

  • United States: FCC Part 15, Class A; UL 60950-1
  • Canada: ICES-003/NMB-03, Class A; CAN/CSA-C22.2 60950-1
  • Mexico: NOM-19
  • Argentina: IEC60950-1
  • European Union: CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, IEC/EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)
  • Germany: TUV-GS (IEC/EN60950-1, EK1-ITB2000)
  • Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus: EAC (TR CU 004/2011, TR CU 020/2011)
  • China: CCC GB4943.1, GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
  • India: BIS
  • Japan: VCCI, Class A
  • Taiwan: BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
  • Korea: KN22, Class A; KN24
  • Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A
  • Reduction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS)
  • Energy Star 2.1

Warranty and support

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances can be configured with a three-, four, or five-year hardware warranty with 24x7 ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support (Lenovo appliance hardware and Nutanix software) and various levels of coverage with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

The Lenovo local support centers perform problem determination and resolution for hardware-related issues and escalate to Nutanix, on behalf of the customer, for software-related problem determination. Nutanix will contact the customer and will own the software-related problem resolution until closure.

Lenovo’s support services provide a sophisticated, unified support structure for a customer's data center, with an experience consistently ranked number one in customer satisfaction worldwide.

The following Lenovo support services are available for selection:

  • 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 capabilities:  
    • Direct technician-to-technician access through a dedicated phone line.
    • 24x7x365 remote support.
    • Single point of contact service.
    • End to end case management.
    • 3rd Party collaborative software support. 
    • Online case tools and live chat support.
    • On-demand remote system analysis.
  • Warranty service level upgrades (Preconfigured Support) are available to meet the on-site response time targets that match the criticality of customer's systems:
    • 3, 4, or 5 years of service coverage.
    • Foundation Service: 9x5 service coverage with next business day onsite response, with optional YourDrive YourData.
    • 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 provide continuous 24x7 remote monitoring (plus 24x7 call center availability) and proactive management of a customer's 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 and operating system device driver levels, and software as needed. Lenovo will also maintain records of latest patches, critical updates, and firmware levels, to ensure customer's systems are providing business value through optimized performance.

  • Technical Account Management (TAM)

    A Lenovo Technical Account Manager helps customers optimize operations of their data centers based on a deep understanding of customer's business. Customers gain direct access to a Lenovo TAM, who serves as their single point of contact to expedite service requests, provide status updates, and furnish reports to track incidents over time. Also, a TAM helps proactively make service recommendations and manage service relationship with Lenovo to make certain that customer's needs are met.

  • Enterprise Server Software Support

    Lenovo Enterprise Server Software Support is an additional support service that provides 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 compatibility and interoperability issues, isolate causes of problems, report defects to software vendors, and more.

  • YourDrive YourData

    Lenovo’s YourDrive YourData service is a multi-drive retention offering that ensures that customer's data is always under their control, regardless of the number of drives that are installed in their Lenovo server. In the unlikely event of a drive failure, customers retain possession of their drive while Lenovo replaces the failed drive part. Customer's data stays safely on customer premises, in their hands. The YourDrive YourData service can be purchased in convenient bundles with Foundation, Essential, or Advanced services.

  • Health Check

    Having a trusted partner who can perform regular and detailed health checks is central to maintaining efficiency and ensuring that customer 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.

Some countries might have different warranty terms and conditions than the standard warranty. This is due to local business practices or laws in the specific country. Local service teams can assist in explaining country-specific terms when needed. Examples of country-specific warranty terms are second or longer business day parts delivery or parts-only base warranty.

If warranty terms and conditions include onsite labor for repair or replacement of parts, Lenovo will dispatch a service technician to the customer site to perform the replacement. Onsite labor under base warranty is limited to labor for replacement of parts that have been determined to be field-replaceable units (FRUs). Parts that are determined to be customer-replaceable units (CRUs) do not include onsite labor under base warranty.

If warranty terms include parts-only base warranty, Lenovo is responsible for delivering only replacement parts that are under base warranty (including FRUs) that will be sent to a requested location for self-service. Parts-only service does not include a service technician being dispatched onsite. Parts must be changed at customer’s own cost and labor and defective parts must be returned following the instructions supplied with the spares parts.

Lenovo support services are country-specific. Not all support services are available in every country. For information about Lenovo support services that are available in a specific country or area, refer to the following resources:

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

Software maintenance

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances include a three-, four-, or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected hardware warranty period) that entitles you to submit service requests to troubleshoot Nutanix software issues and receive code updates, including fixes, patches, and new software releases.

The Lenovo local support centers perform problem determination and resolution for hardware-related issues and escalate to Nutanix, on behalf of the customer, for software-related problem determination. Nutanix will contact the customer and will own the software-related problem resolution until closure.

Software support that is provided by Nutanix includes 24x7 phone and web coverage with the following target response times (priorities are assigned by Nutanix based on the impact on productivity):

  • Priority 1 (Emergency: Productivity halted): Within 30 minutes.
  • Priority 2 (Critical: Significant impact on productivity): Within 2 hours.
  • Priority 3 (Normal: Minimal impact on productivity): Within 4 hours.
  • Priority 4 (Low: General requests for information): Within next two business days.

For more information, refer to the Lenovo Support Plan – ThinkAgile HX and Lenovo Converged HX Series:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht505404

Deployment services

The following Lenovo Professional Services are available for the ThinkAgile HX Series solutions to get customers up and running quickly:

  • Nutanix deployment services - Base (per node)
    • Conducting remote preparation and planning
    • Verifying firmware versions and performing firmware updates, if needed
    • Installing and configuring hypervisor and Nutanix controller VM
    • Creating Nutanix cluster
    • Configuring storage
    • Configuring administrative features
  • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced (per cluster)
    • Configuring and integrating a virtualized environment:
      • Nutanix containers and Acropolis (AHV) cluster; or
      • VMware vCenter Server and vSphere cluster; or
      • Microsoft Hyper-V cluster and System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    • Transferring knowledge
  • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced with XClarity (per cluster)
    • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced
    • Installing Lenovo XClarity
    • Configuring Lenovo XClarity network settings and performing discovery and inventory
    • Installing system updates

The following optional Lenovo basic installation services are available for the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances:

  • Unpacking and inspecting the systems
  • Mounting the systems in a rack cabinet
  • Connecting the systems to electrical power and network
  • Checking and updating firmware to the latest levels
  • Verifying operations
  • Disposal of the packaging materials (within the customer site)

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

Ethernet LAN switches

The following table lists the Ethernet LAN switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances for network connectivity.

Table 38. Ethernet LAN switches
Description Part number
1 Gb Ethernet switches (IPMI management)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7Y810011WW
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152TO RackSwitch  (Rear to Front, ONIE)    7Z320O11WW   
Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front) 7159BAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front) 7159CAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front) 7159G52
Lenovo CE0128TB Switch (3-Year Warranty) 7Z340011WW
Lenovo CE0128TB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty) 7Z360011WW
Lenovo CE0128PB Switch (3-Year Warranty) 7Z340012WW
Lenovo CE0128PB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty) 7Z360012WW
Lenovo CE0152TB Switch (3-Year Warranty) 7Z350021WW
Lenovo CE0152TB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty) 7Z370021WW
Lenovo CE0152PB Switch (3-Year Warranty) 7Z350022WW
Lenovo CE0152PB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty) 7Z370022WW
10 Gb Ethernet switches (10 GbE host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159A1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159B1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159C1X
Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front) 7159CRW
Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front) 7159GR6
25 Gb Ethernet switches (25 GbE host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159E1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE) 7Z210O21WW
100 Gb Ethernet switches (40 GbE/100 GbE aggregation layer; 10 GbE/25 GbE breakout host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159D1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE) 7Z210O11WW

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

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the rack cabinets that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used for mounting the ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances and other IT infrastructure building blocks.

Table 39. Rack cabinets
Description Part number
25U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072RX
25U Static S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072PX
42U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 6 sidewall compartments) 93074RX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634PX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Expansion Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634EX
42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93604PX
42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93614PX
42U Enterprise Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084PX
42U Enterprise Expansion Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084EX

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

Power distribution units

The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used for distributing electrical power to the ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances and other IT infrastructure building blocks mounted in a rack cabinet.

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

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

Uninterruptible power supply units

The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used for providing electrical power protection to the ThinkAgile HX5520 appliances and other IT infrastructure building blocks.

Table 41. Uninterruptible power supply units
Description Part number
Worldwide models
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-15R 12A outlets) 55941AX
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A outlets) 55941KX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-20R 16A outlets) 55942AX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 1x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55942KX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (6x NEMA 5-20R 16A, 1x NEMA L5-30R 24A outlets) 55943AX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 1x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55943KX
RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 2x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55945KX
RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 2x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55946KX
RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55948KX
RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55949KX
RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55948PX
RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55949PX
ASEAN, HTK, INDIA, and PRC models
ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Standard UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets) 55943KT
ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Long Backup UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets) 55943LT
ThinkSystem RT6kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output) 55946KT
ThinkSystem RT10kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output) 5594XKT

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

Lenovo Financial Services

Lenovo Financial Services reinforces Lenovo’s commitment to deliver pioneering products and services that are recognized for their quality, excellence, and trustworthiness. Lenovo Financial Services offers financing solutions and services that complement your technology solution anywhere in the world.

We are dedicated to delivering a positive finance experience for customers like you who want to maximize your purchase power by obtaining the technology you need today, protect against technology obsolescence, and preserve your capital for other uses.

We work with businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and educational institutions to finance their entire technology solution. We focus on making it easy to do business with us. Our highly experienced team of finance professionals operates in a work culture that emphasizes the importance of providing outstanding customer service. Our systems, processes and flexible policies support our goal of providing customers with a positive experience.

We finance your entire solution. Unlike others, we allow you to bundle everything you need from hardware and software to service contracts, installation costs, training fees, and sales tax. If you decide weeks or months later to add to your solution, we can consolidate everything into a single invoice.

Our Premier Client services provide large accounts with special handling services to ensure these complex transactions are serviced properly. As a premier client, you have a dedicated finance specialist who manages your account through its life, from first invoice through asset return or purchase. This specialist develops an in-depth understanding of your invoice and payment requirements. For you, this dedication provides a high-quality, easy, and positive financing experience.

For your region-specific offers, please ask your Lenovo sales representative or your technology provider about the use of Lenovo Financial Services. For more information, see the following Lenovo website:
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/landingpage/lenovo-financial-services

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