Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Node (Xeon SP Gen 2)Product Guide

Abstract

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes are designed for deploying industry-leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) software from VMware on Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature the second generation of the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family (Xeon SP Gen 2). They deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware that is certified with VMware software and preloaded with the VMware ESXi hypervisor. VMware offers a unique, software-defined approach to hyper convergence, leveraging the hypervisor to deliver compute, storage and management in a tightly integrated software stack.

This product guide provides essential technical and pre-sales information on the Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Node, its key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines.

This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Node and consider its use in IT solutions.

Note: This product guide describes ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Nodes featuring the second generation of the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family (Xeon SP Gen 2). For ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Nodes 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 December 5 update:

  • Updated GPU adapter configuration rules

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes are designed for deploying industry-leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) software from VMware on Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature the second generation of the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family (Xeon SP Gen 2). They deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware that is certified with VMware software and preloaded with the VMware ESXi hypervisor. VMware offers a unique, software-defined approach to hyper convergence, leveraging the hypervisor to deliver compute, storage and management in a tightly integrated software stack.

The ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Nodes are 2U rack-mount systems can be optimized for various types of workloads, including general purpose workloads for small and medium businesses, compute-heavy workloads (such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), server virtualization, private/hybrid clouds, enterprise applications, and light databases), and high-performance workloads (such as databases, e-mail and collaboration, and load-balancing clusters).

The ThinkAgile 2U Certified Nodes are shown in the following figure.

ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Node with 16x SFF (top), 12x LFF (middle), or 24x SFF (bottom) drive bays
Figure 1. ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Node with 16x SFF (top), 12x LFF (middle), or 24x SFF (bottom) drive bays

Did you know?

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

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

Key features

The ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes offer the following key features:

  • Offer quick and convenient path to implement a hyperconverged solution powered by VMware vSAN with a wide range of selection options for processors, memory, storage, and network connectivity.
  • Built on proven and reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers featuring Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family that provide compute power for a variety of workloads and applications.
  • 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 VMware software.
  • Preloaded with the VMware ESXi hypervisor and ready for out-of-box deployment (software licenses are not included).
  • Provide flexibility in using the existing VMware enterprise license agreements or purchasing new software licenses and support contracts from VMware or Lenovo.
  • Include Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.
  • Offer optional Lenovo deployment services to get customers up and running quickly.

The VMware software running on ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes delivers the following key features:

  • Distributed architecture that allows "pay-as-you-grow", non-disruptive scaling by adding new nodes to the cluster (scale-out) to increase capacity and performance.
  • Advanced capacity management, including deduplication, compression, and erasure coding (RAID 5/6), which helps deliver greater storage utilization with dramatically lower storage capacity and costs.
  • Automation of VM storage provisioning and control of storage service levels (capacity, performance, availability) with VM-centric policies to load balance storage resources.
  • Native HCI security solution with two-factor authentication (SecurID and CAC) and data-at-rest encryption that does not require self-encrypting drives (SEDs).
  • Stretched cluster with local and site failure protection between two geographically dispersed sites for higher level of availability with near zero downtime.
  • Centralized management with provisioning, administering, and monitoring virtual resources across multiple hosts and clusters from a centralized interface.
  • Rapid workload provisioning, simplified data center operations, increased business efficiency, and decreased CAPEX and OPEX costs.
  • VM and data protection with agent-less, image-level virtual machine backups and application-aware protection for business-critical Microsoft applications (Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint) along with WAN-efficient, encrypted backup data replication.
  • Reduced unplanned downtime and virtually eliminated planned downtime for server and storage maintenance with live workload migration, high availability, and fault tolerance.
  • Enhanced application performance and availability with resource management, load balancing, and access prioritization.
  • Intelligent operations management and automation to proactively monitor and manage compute, storage, and networking resources, identify performance bottlenecks, and re-balance workloads by leveraging predictive analytics.
  • Capacity planning and optimization guidance to address future needs with performance trends, projections and extended forecasts.
  • Managing remote offices and branch offices with rapid provisioning of servers through virtualization, minimization of host configuration drift, and enhanced visibility into regulatory compliance, across multiple sites.

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front view of the VX 2U Certified Node with 16 SFF drive bays.

VX 2U Certified Node front view: 16x SFF drive bays
Figure 2. VX 2U Certified Node front view: 16x SFF drive bays

The following figure shows the front view of the VX 2U Certified Node with 24 SFF drive bays.

VX 2U Certified Node front view: 24x SFF drive bays
Figure 3. VX 2U Certified Node front view: 24x SFF drive bays

The following figure shows the front view of the VX 2U Certified Node with 12 LFF drive bays.

VX 2U Certified Node front view: 12x LFF drive bays
Figure 4. VX 2U Certified Node front view: 12x LFF drive bays

The front of the VX 2U Certified Node includes the following components:

  • Up to 16x SFF or 24x SFF, or 12x LFF hot-swap drive bays
  • One VGA port (optional)
  • One USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access
  • One USB 3.0 port
  • A Power button
  • Status LEDs that display the status of the system

The following figure shows the rear view of the VX 2U Certified Node.

VX 2U Certified Node rear view
Figure 5. VX 2U Certified Node rear view

The rear of the VX 2U Certified Node includes the following components:

  • Up to six PCIe expansion slots (depending on the riser cards selected)
  • One LOM card slot
  • One 1 GbE port for XClarity Controller
  • One VGA port
  • Two USB 3.0 ports
  • Up to two hot-swap power supplies

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Node.

Table 1. VX 2U Certified Node system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor 2U Rack-mount.
Processor One or two Intel Xeon Bronze, 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.
    • 64 GB 2666 MHz.
Memory capacity

Up to 3 TB with 128 GB 3DS RDIMMs and two processors.

Note: Node 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. 
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
  • Up to 16 SFF and 2 LFF hot-swap drive bays:
    • 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    • 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    • 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay + 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
  • Up to 24 SFF and 2 LFF hot-swap drive bays:
    • 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    • 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    • 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay + 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    • 16x 2.5" U.2 NVMe PCIe + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA (factory-installed only)
    • 24x 2.5" U.2 NVMe PCIe
  • Up to 14 LFF hot-swap drive bays:
    • 12x 3.5" SAS/SATA (front) + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    • 8x 3.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 3.5" AnyBay (front) + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
Drive capacities
  • 2.5-inch hot-swap drives:
    • 12 Gbps SAS HDDs up to 2.4 TB
    • 12 Gbps NL SAS HDDs up to 2 TB
    • 12 Gbps SAS SSDs up to 7.68 TB
    • 6 Gbps SATA SSDs up to 7.68 TB
    • U.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs up to 8 TB
  • 3.5-inch hot-swap drives:
    • 12 Gbps NL SAS HDDs up to 14 TB
    • 12 Gbps SAS SSDs up to 3.2 TB (2.5" SSD in a 3.5" tray)
    • 6 Gbps SATA SSDs up to 7.68 TB (2.5" SSD in a 3.5" tray)
    • NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs up to 6.4 TB (2.5" SSD in a 3.5" tray)
Note: NVMe PCIe SSDs are supported in the AnyBay or U.2 NVMe drive bays.
Storage controller
  • 12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA non-RAID:
    • 430-8i HBA
    • 430-16i HBA
  • NVMe PCIe non-RAID:
    • Onboard NVMe
    • 810-4P NVMe Switch Adapter
    • 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter
    • 1610-8P NVMe Switch Adapter
Network interfaces
  • 1 GbE RJ-45: 2 - 28 (LOM + Up to 6 network adapters)
  • 10 GbE RJ-45 or SFP+: 2 - 24 (LOM + Up to 6 network adapters)
  • 25 GbE SFP28: 1 - 12 (Up to 6 network adapters)
  • 40 GbE QSFP+: 1 - 6 (Up to 6 network adapters)
  • 100 GbE QSFP28: 1 - 6 (Up to 3 network adapters)
Boot drive 2x 128 GB, 2x 240 GB, or 2x 480 GB M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs (RAID-1).
I/O expansion slots Up to seven slots. Slots 4 and 7 are the fixed slots on the system planar, and the remaining slots depend on the riser cards installed. The slots are as follows:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (PCIe x16 slot can be single- or double-wide)
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (not present if Slot 1 is PCIe x16 double-wide or Slot 3 is ML2 x16)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8, or PCIe 3.0 x16, or ML2 x8, or ML2 x16; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (vertical slot on system planar)
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8 (dedicated to an internal RAID controller)
Slots 5 and 6 require the second processor to be installed.
Ports
  • Front:
    • 1x USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access
    • 1x USB 3.0 port
    • 1x VGA port (optional)
  • Rear:
    • 2x USB 3.0 ports
    • 1x VGA port
    • 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port for systems management
Cooling Five (one processor) or six (two processors) hot-swap system fans with N+1 redundancy.
Power supply One or two redundant hot-swap 1100 W (100 - 240 V) or 1600 W (200 - 240 V) High Efficiency Platinum 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, HDDs, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), proactive platform alerts, light path diagnostics, Lenovo XClarity Administrator with Integrator for VMware vCenter (optional), Lenovo 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 lockable front bezel.
Software Software licenses that can be purchased from Lenovo or provided by the customer:
  • VMware vSAN: Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus, ROBO, or Desktop.
  • VMware vSphere: Standard, Enterprise Plus, or ROBO.
  • HCI Kit: Essentials, Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, or ROBO.
  • VMware Horizon: Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise.
  • VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF): Basic, Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, or for VDI.
  • VMware vCenter Server: Foundation or Standard.
Hypervisors VMware ESXi 6.5 U2, 6.5 U3, 6.7 U1, 6.7 U2, or 6.7 U3 (factory preload).
Warranty and support 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 areas). Also available are 1-year and 2-year post-warranty extensions, YourDrive YourData, Premier Support, and Enterprise Software Support.
Software maintenance One-, three-, or five-year software support and subscription is included with the VMware software licenses available from Lenovo (optional).
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 VX Certified Nodes are configured by using the Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC):
http://dcsc.lenovo.com

During the configuration process, you are selecting one of the Configure-to-Order (CTO) base models first, and then you are selecting components (processors, memory, drives, network adapters, GPU adapters, power supplies, and software) for that model.

Note: You are required to engage a Lenovo representative in the project that includes the ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes.

The following table lists the CTO base models of the VX 2U Certified Nodes.

Table 2. CTO base models
Description Machine Type/Model
ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Node 7Y94CTO5WW

The following table lists the available chassis selection options for the VX 2U Certified Nodes.

Table 3. Chassis selection options
Description Machine Type/Model Feature code
ThinkAgile VX 2U 3.5" 8/12 Bay Chassis 7Y94CTO5WW B1DG
ThinkAgile VX 2U 2.5" 8/16 Bay Chassis 7Y94CTO5WW B1DF
ThinkAgile VX 2U 2.5" 8/16/24 Bay Chassis 7Y94CTO5WW B1DH

The VX 2U Certified Nodes ship with the following items:

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

Processors

The ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Nodes can be configured with one or two processors. The following table lists the processor options that are available for selection.

Table 4. Processor options
Description Part number Feature code* Quantity
(min / max)
Intel Xeon Bronze processors
Intel Xeon Bronze 3204 6C 85W 1.9GHz Processor 4XG7A37938 B4HU 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver processors
Intel Xeon Silver 4208 8C 85W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A37935 B4HT 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4210 10C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A37932 B4HS 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4214 12C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A37929 B4HR 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4214Y 12/10/8C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A37941 B4NW 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4215 8C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 4XG7A37926 B4HQ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4216 16C 100W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A37923 B4HP 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold processors
Intel Xeon Gold 5215 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 4XG7A37916 B4HN 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5215M 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 4XG7A37913 B4P1 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5215L 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 4XG7A37910 B4P9 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5217 8C 115W 3.0GHz Processor 4XG7A37919 B4HM 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5218 16C 125W 2.3GHz Processor 4XG7A37895 B4HL 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5218B 16C 125W 2.3GHz Processor 4XG7A37958 B6BS 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5218T 16C 105W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A38016 B4P3 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5220 18C 125W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A37892 B4HK 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5220S 18C 125W 2.7GHz Processor 4XG7A38019 B6CW 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5220T 18C 105W 1.9GHz Processor 4XG7A38005 B6CQ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5222 4C 105W 3.8GHz Processor 4XG7A37951 B5S1 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6222V 20C 115W 1.8GHz Processor 4XG7A38023 B6CV 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6226 12C 125W 2.7GHz Processor 4XG7A38021 B6CL 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6230 20C 125W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A37889 B4HJ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6230N 20C 125W 2.3GHz Processor 4XG7A38028 B5RY 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6230T 20C 125W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A38006 B6CP 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6234 8C 130W 3.3GHz Processor 4XG7A38001 B6CK 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6238 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A38008 B6CJ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6238M 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A37999 B6CM 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6238L 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A38003 B6CR 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6240 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 4XG7A15895 B4HH 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6240M 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 4XG7A38013 B6CN 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6240L 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 4XG7A38015 B6CS 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6240Y 18/14/8C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 4XG7A37903 B4NV 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6242 16C 150W 2.8GHz Processor 4XG7A37886 B4HG 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6244 8C 150W 3.6GHz Processor 4XG7A15874 B4HF 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6246 12C 165W 3.3GHz Processor 4XG7A37963 B6PD 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6248 20C 150W 2.5GHz Processor 4XG7A15892 B4HE 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6252 24C 150W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A15889 B4HC 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6252N 24C 150W 2.3GHz Processor 4XG7A38011 B6CT 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6254 18C 200W 3.1GHz Processor 4XG7A15872 B4HD 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6262V 24C 135W 1.9GHz Processor 4XG7A38010 B6CU 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
Intel Xeon Platinum 8253 16C 125W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A37898 B5RZ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8256 4C 105W 3.8GHz Processor 4XG7A37947 B5S2 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 4XG7A15887 B4HB 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 4XG7A15885 B4NZ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260L 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 4XG7A15883 B4P7 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260Y 24/20/16C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 4XG7A37901 B4NU 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 24C 205W 2.9GHz Processor 4XG7A15870 B4HA 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8270 26C 205W 2.7GHz Processor 4XG7A15868 B4H9 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8276 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A15881 B4H8 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8276M 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A15879 B4NY 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8276L 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A15877 B4P6 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 28C 205W 2.7GHz Processor 4XG7A15866 B4H7 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280M 28C 205W 2.7GHz Processor 4XG7A15864 B4NX 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L 28C 205W 2.7GHz Processor 4XG7A15862 B4P5 1 / 2

* For CTO configurations, the feature code represents a processor, and fans and heatsinks are derived by the configuration tool. For field upgrades, the part number includes a processor and a heatsink. An additional system fan should be ordered with the processor option for field upgrades.

Configuration notes:

  • Processors with 200 W or 205 W TDP, or Gold 6230N, 6240Y or 6244 processors are supported in the following hardware configurations and ambient temperature requirements:
    • 24x 2.5” chassis.
    • Ambient temperature and drive bay configurations:
      • Up to 35 °C (95 °F): 8x 2.5” SAS/SATA drive bays (drive backplane in the middle).
      • Up to 30 °C (86 °F):
        • 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA and 4x 2.5" AnyBay (up to 4 NVMe SSDs).
        • 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA and 8x 2.5" AnyBay (up to 8 NVMe SSDs).
    • No GPU adapters installed, or up to four T4 GPU adapters installed.
    • No rear HDD kit installed.
    • The node performance might be impacted in case of a fan failure.
  • Gold 6230T, 6246, or 6252N processors are supported in the following hardware configurations:
    • 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA drive bays.
    • 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA and 4x 2.5" AnyBay drive bays.

The following table shows additional processor cooling options.

Table 5. Cooling options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
ThinkSystem SR650 FAN Option Kit 4F17A12349 AUSG 1

Configuration note: The FAN Option Kit (4F17A12349) includes one system fan that is required for field upgrades that add a second processor to the node. If two processors are selected in the initial node configuration, the fan for the second processor is derived by the configurator.

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

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
  • SST-PP: Speed Select Technology - Performance Profile
  • 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
SST-PP
RAS
Intel Xeon Bronze processors
3204 6 / 6 1.9 / 1.9 GHz 8.25 MB 2133 MHz 1 TB 9.6 GT/s 85 W N N Y Y N Std
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 N 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 N 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 N Std
4214Y 12 / 24 2.2 / 3.2 GHz 16.5 MB 2400 MHz 1 TB 9.6 GT/s 85 W Y Y Y Y Y Std
10 / 20 2.3 / 3.2 GHz
8 / 16 2.4 / 3.2 GHz
4215 8 / 16 2.5 / 3.5 GHz 11 MB 2400 MHz 1 TB 9.6 GT/s 85 W Y Y Y Y N 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 N 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 N Adv
5215M 10 / 20 2.5 / 3.4 GHz 13.75 MB 2666 MHz 2 TB 10.4 GT/s 85 W Y Y Y Y N 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 N 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 N 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 N Adv
5218B 16 / 32 2.3 / 3.9 GHz 22 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
5218T 16 / 32 2.1 / 3.8 GHz 22 MB 2667 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Y Y Y Y N 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 N Adv
5220S 18 / 36 2.7 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2667 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
5220T 18 / 36 1.9 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2667 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Y Y Y Y N 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 N Adv
6222V 20 / 40 1.8 / 3.6 GHz 27.5 MB 2400 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 115 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6226 12 / 24 2.7 / 3.7 GHz 19.25 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N 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 N Adv
6230N 20 / 40 2.3 / 3.9 GHz 27.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6230T 20 / 40 2.1 / 3.9 GHz 27.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6234 8 / 16 3.3 / 4.0 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 130 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6238 22 / 44 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 30.25 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 140 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6238M 22 / 44 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 30.25 MB 2933 MHz 2 TB 10.4 GT/s 140 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6238L 22 / 44 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 30.25 MB 2933 MHz 4.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 140 W Y Y Y Y N 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 N Adv
6240M 18 / 36 2.6 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 2 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6240L 18 / 36 2.6 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 4.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6240Y 18 / 36 2.6 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y Y Adv
14 / 28 2.8 / 3.9 GHz
8 / 16 3.1 / 3.9 GHz
6242 16 / 32 2.8 / 3.9 GHz 22 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y N 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 N Adv
6246 12 / 24 3.3 / 4.2 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y N 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 N 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 N Adv
6252N 24 / 48 2.3 / 3.6 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6254 18 / 36 3.1 / 4.0 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 200 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6262V 24 / 48 1.9 / 3.6 GHz 33 MB 2400 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 135 W Y Y Y Y N 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 N 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 N 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 N 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 N 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 N Adv
8260Y 24 / 48 2.4 / 3.9 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y Y Adv
20 / 40 2.5 / 3.9 GHz
16 / 32 2.7 / 3.9 GHz
8268 24 / 48 2.9 / 3.9 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 205 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8270 26 / 52 2.7 / 4 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 205 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8276 28 / 56 2.2 / 4 GHz 38.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y N 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 N 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 N Adv
8280 28 / 56 2.7 / 4 GHz 38.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 205 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8280M 28 / 56 2.7 / 4 GHz 38.5 MB 2933 MHz 2 TB 10.4 GT/s 205 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8280L 28 / 56 2.7 / 4 GHz 38.5 MB 2933 MHz 4.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 205 W Y Y Y Y N Adv

Configuration notes:

  • The Intel Xeon Gold 5218 and 5218B processors have similar specifications; however, they use different silicon designs and cannot be mixed in the same system.
  • The processors that support SST-PP offer three distinct operating points that are defined by a core count with a base speed associated with that core count. The operating point is static, it is selected during the boot process and cannot be changed at runtime.

Memory

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

The VX 2U Certified Nodes support 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 node supports RDIMMs or 3DS RDIMMs with rated speeds of 2666 MHz or 2933 MHz.
  • All DIMMs in the node 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 (2133 MHz, 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.
  • Mixing different types of memory (RDIMMs and 3DS RDIMMs) is not supported.
  • Mixing RDIMMs of different ranks (single- or dual-rank), DRAM chip types (x4 or x8), speeds (2666 MHz or 2933 MHz), and capacities (8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB) is allowed in the supported quantities that are shown in the Memory options table in this section (excluding Performance+ RDIMMs).
  • Mixing 3DS RDIMMs of different speeds (2666 MHz or 2933 MHz) and capacities (64 GB or 128 GB) is allowed in the supported quantities that are shown in the Memory options table in this section (excluding Performance+ 3DS RDIMMs).
  • All Performance+ DIMMs in the node must be of the same type, rank, and capacity (the same part number or feature code) to operate at 2933 MHz in the configurations with two DIMMs per channel. Performance+ DIMMs cannot be mixed with other DIMMs.
  • The 128 GB Performance+ 2933 MHz 3DS RDIMMs (feature code B5N9) running at 2933 MHz with two DIMMs per channel are supported at the ambient temperature of up to 30 °C (86 °F).
  • Node 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 memory options that are available for selection.

Table 7. Memory options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity*
RDIMMs - 2933 MHz Performance+
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM None** B5N6 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM None** B5N7 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM None** B5N8 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
RDIMMs - 2933 MHz
ThinkSystem 8GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (1Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08706 B4H1 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (1Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08707 B4LY 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08708 B4H2 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08709 B4H3 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08710 B4H4 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
RDIMMs - 2666 MHz
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (1Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01302 AUNB 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01303 AUNC 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
3DS RDIMMs - 2933 MHz Performance+
ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM None** B5N9 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
3DS RDIMMs - 2933 MHz
ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 4ZC7A15113 B587 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24
3DS RDIMMs - 2666 MHz
ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2666MHz (4Rx4, 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 4ZC7A08716 AUW5 4, 6, 8, 12 /
4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24

* The quantity shown is with one processor / two processors.
** Factory-installed only; no field upgrade.

Internal storage

The ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Node supports the following internal drive bay configurations to provide storage capacity:

  1. Up to 16 SFF and 2 LFF hot-swap drive bays:
    1. 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    2. 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    3. 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay + 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
  2. Up to 24 SFF and 2 LFF hot-swap drive bays:
    1. 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    2. 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    3. 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay + 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    4. 16x 2.5" U.2 NVMe PCIe + 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA (factory-installed only)
    5. 24x 2.5" U.2 NVMe PCIe
  3. Up to 14 LFF hot-swap drive bays:
    1. 12x 3.5" SAS/SATA (front) + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    2. 8x 3.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 3.5" AnyBay (front) + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)

In addition, the VX 2U Certified Nodes support two internal M.2 SATA SSDs for the hypervisor boot volume.

Lenovo AnyBay is a unique drive bay type that allows a choice of drive interface types in the same drive bay: SAS drives, SATA drives, or U.2 NVMe PCIe drives.

The following figures show the internal drive bay configurations.

Drive bay configurations: 2.5-inch 8/16-bay chassis
Figure 6. Drive bay configurations: 2.5-inch 8/16-bay chassis

Drive bay configurations: 2.5-inch 8/16/24-bay chassis
Figure 7. Drive bay configurations: 2.5-inch 8/16/24-bay chassis

Drive bay configurations: 3.5-inch 8/12-bay chassis
Figure 8. Drive bay configurations: 3.5-inch 8/12-bay chassis

The following table lists the internal storage options for the VX 2U Certified Node.

Table 8. Internal storage options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
Factory-installed backplane kits
ThinkSystem SR550/SR650 2.5" SATA/SAS 8-Bay Backplane Kit None* AURA 3
ThinkSystem SR650 2.5" AnyBay 8-Bay Backplane Kit None* AUR5 2
ThinkSystem SR550/SR650 3.5" SATA/SAS 12-Bay Backplane Kit None* AUR9 1
ThinkSystem SR650 3.5" AnyBay 12-Bay Backplane Kit None* AUR8 1
ThinkSystem SR650 2.5" NVMe 8-Bay Backplane None* B4PC 3
ThinkSystem SR590/SR650 3.5" Rear HDD Kit 7XH7A06253 AURZ 1
Backplane kit field upgrade options
SR550/SR650 2.5" SATA/SAS 8-Bay Backplane Upgrade Kit 7XH7A06254 None** 2
SR650 2.5" AnyBay 8-Bay Backplane Upgrade Kit 7XH7A06251 None** 2
ThinkSystem SR650 U.2 NVMe 24-Bay Backplane Upgrade Kit 4XH7A08810 None** 1
ThinkSystem SR590/SR650 3.5" Rear HDD Kit 7XH7A06253 AURZ 1
M.2 enablement kits
ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit 7Y37A01093 AUMV 1

* Factory-installed.
** Field upgrade.

Configuration notes:

  • 24x 2.5-inch front drives are supported only on storage dense models that use the 2.5" 8/16/24 chassis (feature code B1DH).
  • The 2.5" SATA/SAS 8-Bay Backplane Kit (7XH7A06254) adds 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays to the previously configured models that support drive bay expansion capabilities.
  • The 2.5" AnyBay 8-Bay Backplane Kit (7XH7A06251) adds 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 2.5" AnyBay hot-swap drive bays to the previously configured models that support drive bay expansion capabilities.
  • The SAS/SATA and AnyBay backplane upgrade kits include drive backplanes and required SAS cables, NVMe cables, power cables, and drive bay fillers; storage controllers are not included.
  • Previously configured models that are based on the 24x 2.5" chassis (feature code B1DH) can be upgraded to 24 U.2 NVMe PCIe drive bays by using the U.2 NVMe 24-Bay Backplane Upgrade Kit (4XH7A08810). The kit includes drive backplanes and required NVMe cables, power cables, drive bay fillers, NVMe switch adapters, and x16/x8/x16 Riser Card 1 (feature code B4PB).
  • For models with 16/24x 2.5" U.2 NVMe PCIe drive bays (either factory-installed or upgraded in the field), the following conditions must be met:
    • No processors with more than 165 W TDP, or Gold 6230N, 6240Y or 6244 processors installed.
    • No GPU adapters installed.
    • Ambient temperature of up to 30 °C (86 °F).
    • The node performance might be impacted in case of a system fan failure.
  • The 3.5" Rear HDD Kit is connected to a separate port on the internal storage controller.
  • The 3.5" Rear HDD Kit is installed in place of the PCIe Riser Card 1; PCIe slots 1, 2, and 3 are not present.
  • U.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs in the 8/16/24-drive bay configurations that contain four AnyBay drive bays require either the second processor (enables the onboard NVMe controller) or the 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter to be installed.
    Note:  In the 8/16/24-drive bay configurations that contain four AnyBay drive bays, the 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter is supported only in the configurations with one processor.
  • Models with 12x 3.5-inch drive bays (8x SAS/SATA + 4x AnyBay) and an 8-port SAS RAID controller or HBA support only NVMe drives in the AnyBay drive bays.
  • The M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit (7Y37A01093) 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 a hypervisor boot volume.

The following table lists M.2 drive selection options for the hypervisor boot volume.

Table 9. Drive options for hypervisor boot volume
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem M.2 CV3 128GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD 7N47A00130 AUUV 2
ThinkSystem M.2 5100 240GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A14049 B5S4 2
ThinkSystem M.2 5100 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD 7SD7A05703 B11V 2

Configuration note: Two M.2 SATA SSDs are required for selection, and they must be of the same model and capacity.

The following table shows additional cooling options for configurations with the M.2 5100 SSDs.

Table 10. Cooling options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
ThinkSystem M.2 480GB SSD Thermal Kit 4XH7A08791 B31F 1

Configuration note: The M.2 SSD Thermal Kit (4XH7A08791) is required when the M.2 5100 SSDs are installed in the VX 2U Certified Node; however, the SSD Thermal Kit is not required in the node configurations with the GPU Thermal Kit (7XH7A05897) (see GPU adapters for details).

The following table lists the storage controllers for internal storage of the VX 2U Certified Node.

Table 11. Controllers for internal storage
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity I/O slots supported
12 Gb SAS/SATA non-RAID HBAs
ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 7Y37A01088 AUNL 4 7, 4, 2, 3, 1, 5, 6
ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 7Y37A01089 AUNM 2 7, 4, 2, 3, 1, 5, 6
NVMe PCIe interfaces (non-RAID)
Onboard NVMe interface (4-port) None None 1 -
ThinkSystem 810-4P NVMe Switch Adapter None^ B22D 4 2, 4, 6, 7
ThinkSystem 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter 7Y37A01081 AUV2 2 1, 5, 6
ThinkSystem 1610-8P NVMe Switch Adapter None* B4PA 1 1

^ The 810-4P NVMe adapters can be factory-installed, or four 810-4P NVMe adapters are included in the 24-drive U.2 NVMe upgrade kit for field upgrades.
* The 1610-8P NVMe adapter can be factory-installed, or it is included in the 24-drive NVMe upgrade kit for field upgrades.

Configuration notes:

  • Low profile SAS HBAs for internal storage are supported in the PCIe x8 slots on the system board and full-high PCIe x8 and x16 slots supplied by the Riser Cards 1 and 2.
  • In the configurations with 2.5-inch AnyBay drive bays, the 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter is supported in the full-height PCIe x16 slots supplied by the riser cards 1 and 2.
    • In the configurations with one processor, the 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter provides 4x PCIe 3.0 x4 ports for JBOD (non-RAID) connectivity to U.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs in four AnyBay drive bays, and it is supported in the PCIe x16 slot 1 supplied by the x16/x8 Riser Card 1 (the 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter has a PCIe 3.0 x16 host interface).
    • In the configurations with two processors, the onboard NVMe interface and 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter provide 4x PCIe 3.0 x4 ports each for JBOD (non-RAID) connectivity to U.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs in the AnyBay drive bays.
  • Configurations with 16x 2.5-inch U.2 NVMe PCIe drive bays use the following interfaces and adapters for balanced JBOD (non-RAID) connectivity to up to 16x U.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs (up to eight SSDs per processor) without oversubscription:
    • The onboard NVMe interface (Processor 2) that provides four PCIe 3.0 x4 ports for connections to four SSDs without oversubscription.
    • Two 810-4P NVMe Switch adapters installed in the PCIe x8 Slots 4 and 7 (Processor 1) that provide two PCIe 3.0 x4 ports each for connections to four SSDs (two SSDs per 810-4P) without oversubscription.
    • Two 1610-4P NVMe Switch adapters installed in the PCIe x16 Slot 1 (Processor 1) and PCIe x16 Slot 6 (Processor 2) that provide four PCIe 3.0 x4 ports each for connections to eight SSDs (four SSDs per 1610-4P) without oversubscription.
    • If the additional 8-bay SAS/SATA backplane is installed, it is connected to a supported internal storage controller installed in the PCIe x8 slot 3.
  • Configurations with 24x 2.5-inch U.2 NVMe PCIe drive bays use the following interfaces and adapters for balanced JBOD (non-RAID) connectivity to up to 24x U.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs (up to 12 SSDs per processor) with 2:1 oversubscription:
    • One 1610-8P NVMe Switch Adapter installed in the PCIe x16 Slot 1 (Processor 2) that provides eight PCIe 3.0 x4 ports for connections to eight SSDs with 2:1 oversubscription.
    • Four 810-4P NVMe Switch adapters installed in the PCIe x8 Slots 2, 4, and 7 (Processor 1) and PCIe x16 Slot 6 (Processor 2) that provide four PCIe 3.0 x4 ports each for connections to 16 SSDs (four SSDs per 810-4P) with 2:1 oversubscription.

The following tables list supported internal storage configurations with the SAS/SATA and AnyBay backplanes.

Internal storage configurations tables conventions:

  • The numbers in brackets (x or x+y or x+y+z) in the Storage controller column specify the quantity of drive bays connected to each of the controllers.
  • 1x NVMe (4) in the Storage controller column represents the onboard NVMe controller.
  • 2x NVMe (4+4) in the Storage controller column represents the onboard NVMe controller and NVMe Switch adapter.
Table 12. Internal storage configurations: Up to 16 SFF front and 2 LFF rear drive bays
Hot-swap drive bay
configuration
Backplane kit type and quantity Storage controller type and quantity
8x2.5"
SATA/
SAS
8x2.5"
Any
Bay
2x3.5"
Rear
HDD
2.5" 8/16-bay chassis (Feature code B1DF) or 2.5" 8/16/24-bay chassis (Feature code B1DH)
8x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) 1 0 0 1x 430-8i/16i HBA (8)
8x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
1 0 1 1x 430-16i HBA (10)
2x 430-8i HBA (8+2)
4x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
4x 2.5" AnyBay (front)
0 1 0 1x 430-8i/16i HBA (8) + 1x NVMe (4)
4x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
4x 2.5" AnyBay (front) +
2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
0 1 1 1x 430-16i HBA (10) + 1x NVMe (4)
2x 430-8i HBA (8+2) + 1x NVMe (4)
16x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) 2 0 0 1x 430-16i HBA (16)
2x 430-8i HBA (8+8)
16x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
2 0 1 1x 430-16i HBA (16) + 1x 430-8i HBA (2)
3x 430-8i HBA (8+8+2)
12x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
4x 2.5" AnyBay
 (front)
1 1 0 1x 430-16i HBA (16) + 1x NVMe (4)
12x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
4x 2.5" AnyBay (front) +
2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
1 1 1 1x 430-16i HBA (16) + 1x NVMe (4) + 1x 430-8i HBA (2)
8x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
8x 2.5" AnyBay
 (front)
0 2 0 1x 430-16i HBA (16) + 2x NVMe (4+4)
2x 430-8i HBA (8+8) + 2x NVMe (4+4)
8x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
8x 2.5" AnyBay
 (front) +
2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
0 2 1 1x 430-16i HBA (16) + 2x NVMe (4+4) + 1x 430-8i HBA (2)
3x 430-8i HBA (8+8+2) + 2x NVMe (4+4)
Table 13. Internal storage configurations: Up to 24 SFF front and 2 LFF rear drive bays
Hot-swap drive bay
configuration
Backplane kit type and quantity Storage controller type and quantity
8x2.5"
SATA/
SAS
8x2.5"
Any
Bay
8x2.5"
NVMe
2x3.5"
Rear
HDD
2.5" 8/16/24-bay chassis (Feature code B1DH)
24x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) 3 0 0 0 1x 430-8i HBA (8) + 1x 430-16i HBA (16)
3x 430-8i HBA (8+8+8)
24x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
3 0 0 1 2x 430-16i HBA (16+10)
2x 430-8i HBA (8+2) + 1x 430-16i HBA (16)
4x 430-8i HBA (8+8+8+2)
20x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
4x 2.5" AnyBay
 (front)
2 1 0 0 3x 430-8i HBA (8+8+8) + 1x NVMe (4)
20x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
4x 2.5" AnyBay
 (front) +
2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
2 1 0 1 2x 430-16i HBA (16+10) + 1x NVMe (4)
4x 430-8i HBA (8+8+8+2) + 1x NVMe (4)
16x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
8x 2.5" AnyBay
 (front)
1 2 0 0 1x 430-8i HBA (8) + 1x 430-16i HBA (16) + 2x NVMe (4+4)
16x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
8x 2.5" AnyBay
 (front) +
2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
1 2 0 1 2x 430-8i HBA (8+2) + 1x 430-16i HBA (16) + 2x NVMe (4+4)
2x 430-16i HBA (16+10) + 2x NVMe (4+4)
16x 2.5" U.2 NVMe (front) 0 0 2 0 2x 810-4P NVMe (4+4) + 2x 1610-4P NVMe (4+4)
16x 2.5" U.2 NVMe (front) +
8x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front)
1 0 2 0 2x 810-4P NVMe (4+4) + 2x 1610-4P NVMe (4+4) + 1x 430-8i HBA
24x 2.5" U.2 NVMe (front) 0 0 3 0 4x 810-4P NVMe (4+4+4+4) + 1x 1610-8P NVMe (8)
Table 14. Internal storage configurations: Up to 12 LFF front and 2 LFF rear drive bays
Hot-swap drive bay
configuration
Backplane kit type and quantity Storage controller type and quantity
12x3.5"
SATA/
SAS
12x3.5"
Any
Bay
2x3.5"
Rear
HDD
3.5" 8/12-bay chassis (Feature code B1DG)
12x 3.5" SAS/SATA (front) 1 0 0 1x 430-16i HBA (12)
12x 3.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
1 0 1 1x 430-16i HBA (14)
8x 3.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
4x 3.5" AnyBay
 (front)
0 1 0 1x 430-16i HBA (12) + 1x NVMe (4)
8x 3.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
4x 3.5" AnyBay (NVMe only) (front)*
0 1 0 1x 430-8i HBA (8) + 1x NVMe (4)
8x 3.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
4x 3.5" AnyBay (front) +
2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
0 1 1 1x 430-16i HBA (14) + 1x NVMe (4)

* Four NVMe SSDs are required in the 3.5" AnyBay configuration with an 8-port storage controller. 

Drives for internal storage

The following tables list drive options for the VX 2U Certified Node.

Table 15. Drive options for internal storage: 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
Description Part number Feature code
Max quantity
Cache
Capacity
Uncategorized
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" 900GB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00026 AUM0 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 900GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00023 AULX 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.2TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00027 AUM1 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.8TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00028 AUM2 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 2.4TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00069 B0YS 24 N Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gbps NL SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" 1TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00034 AUM6 24 N N Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00035 AUM7 24 N N Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - SS300 Performance 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" HUSMM32 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00124 AUMG 24 Y N Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" HUSMM32 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00125 AUMH 24 Y N Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" HUSMM32 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00126 AVRB 24 Y N Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - SS530 Performance 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10219 B4Y4 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10230 B4Y5 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10231 B4Y6 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10232 B4Y7 24 Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1635a Mainstream 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 400GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00117 AUMC 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00118 AUMD 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00119 AVRG 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00120 AVRJ 24 N Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1645 Mainstream 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13653 B4A0 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13654 B4A1 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13655 B4A2 24 Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1633a Capacity 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1633a 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00121 AUMK 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1633a 7.68TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00122 AUML 24 Y* Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1643 Capacity 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643 960GB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17168 B6TL 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13645 B4A7 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643 7.68TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13646 B4A6 24 Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5100 Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05764 B10X 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05763 B10Y 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05762 B10Z 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05761 B110 24 Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5200 Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10237 B488 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10238 B489 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10239 B48A 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10240 B48B 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10241 B48C 24 Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4600 Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05722 B0ZQ 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05721 B0ZR 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05720 B0ZS 24 Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4610 Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13634 B49M 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13635 B49N 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13636 B49P 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13637 B49Q 24 Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5100 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08503 B10P 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08504 B10Q 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08505 B10R 24 Y* Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5200 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10154 B2X3 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10155 B2X4 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10156 B2X5 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10157 B2X6 24 Y* Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5210 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5210 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap QLC SSD  4XB7A38144 B7EW 24 N Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM863a Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00113 AVCZ 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00114 AVRC 24 Y* Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM883 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10195 B34H 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10196 B34J 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10197 B34K 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10198 B34L 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10199 B34M 24 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10200 B4D2 24 Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4500 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05742 B0YY 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05741 B0YZ 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05740 B0Z0 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05739 B0Z1 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05738 B0Z2 24 Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4510 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10248 B499 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10249 B49A 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13622 B49B 24 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13623 B49C 24 Y* Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Optane P4800X Performance U.2 NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4800X 375GB Performance NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 7N47A00081 AUMJ 24 Y N Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4800X 750GB Performance NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 7N47A00083 B2ZJ 24 Y N Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - P4600 Mainstream U.2 NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4600 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 7SD7A05772 B11J 24 Y^ Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4600 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 7SD7A05771 B11K 24 Y^ Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4600 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 7SD7A05770 B11L 8† Y^ Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - P4610 Mainstream U.2 NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A13936 B589 24 Y^ Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A13937 B58A 24 Y^ Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A13938 B58B 24 Y^ Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - P4500 Entry U.2 NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4500 1.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05779 B11C 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4500 2.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05778 B11D 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4500 4.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05777 B11E 24 N Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - P4510 Entry U.2 NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 1.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10202 B58F 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 2.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10204 B58G 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 4.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10205 B58H 24 N Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 8.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08513 B58J 24 N Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM963 Entry U.2 NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem U.2 PM963 1.92TB Entry 2.5" NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00984 AUV0 8† N Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 PM963 3.84TB Entry 2.5" NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00985 AUUU 8† N Y Y

* For hybrid storage configurations only; not available as a cache drive in all flash storage configurations.
^ For all flash storage configurations only; not available as a cache drive in hybrid storage configurations.
† Not supported in the configurations with 16/24x 2.5" U.2 NVMe PCIe drive bays.

Table 16. Drive options for internal storage: 3.5-inch hot-swap drives
Description Part number Feature code
Max quantity
Cache
Capacity
Uncategorized
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gbps NL SAS
ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00045 B0YR 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00046 AUUG 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00067 B117 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 14TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4XB7A13906 B496 14 N Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - SS300 Performance 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 3.5" HUSMM32 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00997 B16Z 14 Y N Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" HUSMM32 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00998 B170 14 Y N Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" HUSMM32 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00999 B171 14 Y N Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - SS530 Performance 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10234 B4Y8 14 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10235 B4Y9 14 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10236 B4YA 14 Y Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1635a Mainstream 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1635a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10188 B2XD 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1635a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10187 B2XE 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1635a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10189 B2XL 14 N Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1645 Mainstream 12Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13657 B4A3 14 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13658 B4A4 14 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13659 B4A5 14 Y Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1643 Capacity 12Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1643 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13649 B4A8 14 Y Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5100 Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5100 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05759 B112 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5100 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05758 B113 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5100 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05757 B114 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5100 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05756 B115 14 N Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5200 Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10242 B48D 14 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10243 B48E 14 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10244 B48F 14 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10245 B48G 14 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10246 B48H 14 Y Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4600 Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05717 B0ZU 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05716 B0ZV 14 N N Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05715 B109 14 Y N Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4610 Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13640 B49S 14 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13641 B49T 14 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13642 B49U 14 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13643 B49V 14 Y Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1633a Capacity 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1633a 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10173 B2XC 14 N Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5100 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5100 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08506 B10S 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5100 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08507 B10T 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5100 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08508 B10U 14 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5100 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08509 B10V 14 Y* Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5200 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10159 B2X8 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10160 B2X9 14 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10161 B2XA 14 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" 5200 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10162 B2XB 14 Y* Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4500 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4500 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05736 B0Z4 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4500 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05735 B0Z5 14 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4500 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05734 B0Z6 14 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4500 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05733 B0Z7 14 Y* Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4510 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13626 B49E 14 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13627 B49F 14 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13628 B49G 14 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13629 B49H 14 Y* Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - P4600 Mainstream NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel P4600 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A08528 B2XF 4 Y^ Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel P4600 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A08529 B2XG 4 Y^ Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel P4600 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A08530 B2XH 4 Y^ Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - P4610 Mainstream NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel P4610 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A13944 B58C 4 Y^ Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel P4610 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A13945 B58D 4 Y^ Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel P4610 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A13946 B58E 4 Y^ Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM963 Entry NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM963 1.92TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00987 AUUX 4 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 3.5" PM963 3.84TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00988 AUVZ 4 N Y Y

* For hybrid storage configurations only; not available as a cache drive in all flash storage configurations.
^ For all flash storage configurations only; not available as a cache drive in hybrid storage configurations.

Configuration notes:

  • The drives can be selected either from the Cache drives and Capacity drives categories if the hybrid or all flash storage configuration is selected, or from an uncategorized list if no storage configuration type is selected.
  • If the drives are selected from the Cache drives and Capacity drives categories, the following rules apply:
    • 12x 3.5-inch chassis:
      • 1 drive group: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 7 capacity drives.
      • 2 drive groups: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 6 capacity drives in each drive group.
      • 3 drive groups: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 3 capacity drives in each drive group.
      • 4 drive groups: 1 cache drive and 2 capacity drives in each drive group.
    • 16x 2.5-inch chassis:
      • 1 drive group: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 7 capacity drives.
      • 2 drive groups: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 7 capacity drives in each drive group.
      • 3 drive groups: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 4 capacity drives in each drive group.
      • 4 drive groups: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 3 capacity drives in each drive group.
    • 24x 2.5-inch chassis:
      • 1 drive group: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 7 capacity drives.
      • 2 drive groups: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 7 capacity drives in each drive group.
      • 3 drive groups: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 7 capacity drives in each drive group.
      • 4 drive groups: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 5 capacity drives in each drive group.
    • The quantity of the capacity drives in each drive group must be the same.
    • All cache drives in the certified node must be of the same model and capacity. All capacity drives in the certified node must be of the same model and capacity.

I/O expansion

The VX 2U Certified Node supports one LOM card slot and up to seven PCIe slots: one slot on the system planar that is dedicated to an internal storage controller, one regular PCIe slot on the system planar, and up to five PCIe slots with different riser cards installed into two riser sockets on the system planar (one riser socket supports installation of one riser card).

The slot form factors are as follows:

  • LOM card slot
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (PCIe x16 slot can be single- or double-wide)
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (not present if Slot 1 is PCIe x16 double-wide or Slot 3 is ML2 x16)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8, or PCIe 3.0 x16, or ML2 x8, or ML2 x16; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (vertical slot on system planar)
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8 (dedicated to an internal storage controller)

Configuration notes:

  • Slots 5 and 6, and PCIe 3.0 x16 single-wide Slot 1 require the second processor to be installed.
  • PCIe 3.0 x16 single-wide Slot 1 is only available in the following configurations:
    • 24 NVMe PCIe drive bays; or
    • Two double-wide GPUs and one PCIe x16 adapter; or
    • Four or five T4 GPU adapters.
  • Slots 1 - 3 are not present if the Rear HDD Kit is installed.
  • Slots 1 and 5 can be enabled for GPU adapters:
    • Factory-installed GPUs: When a GPU adapter is selected, all required parts are derived.
    • GPU field upgrades: Refer to GPU adapters for upgrade kit requirements.

The locations of the PCIe slots are shown in the following figure.

Slot locations
Figure 9. Slot locations

Riser 1 supplies slots 1, 2, and 3, and Riser 2 supplies slots 5 and 6. The slots that are available for use depend on the number of riser cards that are installed and whether the second processor is installed, as shown in the following table.

Table 17. Slots available for use
Riser Card 1 Riser Card 2 Slots available for use
Processor 1 Processor 2
None None LOM, 4, 7 -
None PCIe x16/x16 LOM, 4, 7 5, 6
PCIe x8/x8/x8 or PCIe x8/x8/x8ML2 None LOM, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 -
PCIe x16/x8 or PCIe x8/x16ML2 None LOM, 1, 3, 4, 7 -
PCIe x8/x8/x8 or PCIe x8/x8/x8ML2 PCIe x16/x16 LOM, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 5, 6
PCIe x16/x8 or PCIe x8/x16ML2 PCIe x16/x16 LOM, 1, 3, 4, 7 5, 6
PCIe x16/x8/x16 PCIe x16/x16 LOM, 2, 3, 4, 7 1, 5, 6

The following table lists available PCIe riser card options.

Table 18. PCIe riser cards
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
x8 Riser Card 1 options (Riser card 1 supplies slots 1, 2, and 3)
ThinkSystem 2U x8/x8/x8 PCIe FH Riser 1 7XH7A02677 AUR4 1
ThinkSystem 2U x8/x8/x8ML2 PCIe FH Riser 1 7XH7A02680 AUR7 1
ThinkSystem SR650 x16/x8/x16 PCIe FH Riser 1 None* B4PB 1*
x16 Riser Card 1 options (Riser card 1 supplies slots 1 and 3)
ThinkSystem 2U x16/x8 PCIe FH Riser 1 7XH7A02678 AUR3 1
ThinkSystem SR650 x8/x16ML2 PCIe FH Riser 1 Kit 7XH7A02681 AURB 1
Riser Card 2 option (Riser card 2 supplies slots 5 and 6)
ThinkSystem SR550/SR650 (x16/x8)/(x16/x16) PCIe FH Riser 2 Kit 7XH7A02679 AURC 1

* Only for configurations with 24x U.2 NVMe PCIe drive bays. The x16/x8/x16 Riser 1 can be factory-installed, or it is included in the 24-drive U.2 NVMe upgrade kit for field upgrades.

Configuration notes:

  • If the PCIe x16/x8/x16 Riser Card (feature code B4PB) is installed, the onboard NVMe interface cannot be used for connections to U.2 NVMe or AnyBay drive bays.
  • In the configurations with 16x 2.5-inch U.2 NVMe PCIe drive bays, the PCIe 3.0 x8 Slot 3 and PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot 5 are available, and the remaining slots are occupied by the NVMe switch adapters.
    Note: If the additional 8-bay SAS/SATA backplane is installed, only the PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot 5 is available (the PCIe 3.0 x8 Slot 3 is occupied by an internal storage controller).
  • In the configurations with 24x 2.5-inch U.2 NVMe PCIe drive bays, the PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots 3 and 5 are available, and the remaining slots are occupied by the NVMe switch adapters.

Network connectivity

The ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Nodes provide 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 node. Additional 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, 25 GbE SFP28, 40 GbE QSFP+, or 100 GbE QSFP28 ports can be selected, if required.

The VX 2U Certified Nodes also support ML2 adapters that are installed in the custom ML2 slot provided by an ML2 riser card. The LOM cards and ML2 network adapters support direct connectivity to the XClarity Controller via the Network Controller Sideband Interface (NSCI) for out-of-band systems management.

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

Table 19. Network adapters
Description Part number Feature code Max
qty#
I/O slots supported
LOM cards - 1 Gb Ethernet
ThinkSystem 1Gb 2-port RJ45 LOM 7ZT7A00544 AUKG 1 LOM slot
ThinkSystem 1Gb 4-port RJ45 LOM 7ZT7A00545 AUKH 1 LOM slot
LOM cards - 10 Gb Ethernet
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port Base-T LOM 7ZT7A00548 AUKL 1 LOM slot
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port SFP+ LOM 7ZT7A00546 AUKJ 1* LOM slot
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port Base-T LOM 7ZT7A00549 AUKM 1 LOM slot
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port SFP+ LOM 7ZT7A00547 AUKK 1* LOM slot
ML2 adapters - 10 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom NX-E ML2 10Gb 2-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00497 AUKQ 1 3 (ML2)
Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter 00AG560 AT7U 1* 3 (ML2)
Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter 00JY940 ATRH 1* 3 (ML2)
ML2 adapters - 25 Gb Ethernet
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx ML2 1x25GbE SFP28 Adapter 00MN990 ATZR 1* 3 (ML2)
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx ML2 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00507 AUKU 1* 3 (ML2)
PCIe Low Profile adapters - 1 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom NetXtreme PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00482 AUZX 4 / 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Broadcom NetXtreme PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00484 AUZV 4 / 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
ThinkSystem I350-T2 PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00534 AUZY 4 / 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
ThinkSystem I350-T4 PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00535 AUZW 4 / 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
PCIe Low Profile adapters - 10 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom NX-E PCIe 10Gb 2-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00496 AUKP 4 / 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter 00AG570 AT7S 4 / 6* 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter 00MM860 ATPX 4 / 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00537 AUKX 4 / 6* 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
PCIe Full Height adapters - 10 Gb Ethernet
Emulex OCe14104B-NX PCIe 10Gb 4-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00493 AUKN 3 / 5* 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
PCIe Low Profile adapters - 25 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom NX-E PCIe 25Gb 1-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00505 AUKS 4 / 6* 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Intel XXV710-DA2 PCIe 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter 7XC7A05523 B0WY 4 / 6* 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 2x25GbE SFP28 Adapter 01GR250 AUAJ 4 / 6* 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
QLogic QL41262 PCIe 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter 4XC7A08228 B21R 4 / 6* 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
PCIe Low Profile adapters - 40 Gb Ethernet
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 1x40GbE QSFP+ Adapter 00MM950 ATRN 4 / 6* 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
PCIe x16 Low Profile adapters - 100 Gb Ethernet
Mellanox ConnectX-4 1x100GbE/EDR IB QSFP28 VPI Adapter 00KH924 ASWQ 1 / 3* 1, 5, 6
Mellanox ConnectX-4 2x100GbE/EDR IB QSFP28 VPI Adapter 00MM960 ATRP 1 / 3* 1, 5, 6

# The maximum quantity shown is with one processor / two processors (this does not apply to LOM cards and ML2 adapters).
* The adapter comes without transceivers or cables; for ordering transceivers or cables, see the configuration notes below the table.

Configuration notes:

  • ML2 network adapters are supported in the ML2 x8 slot 3 supplied by the x8/x8/x8ML2 Riser Card 1 (7XH7A02680).
  • PCIe full-height network adapters are supported in the full-height PCIe x8 and x16 slots supplied by the riser cards 1 and 2.
  • PCIe x16 Low Profile network adapters are supported in the full-height PCIe x16 slots supplied by the riser cards 1 and 2.
  • PCIe x8 or x4 Low Profile network adapters are supported in the low profile PCIe x8 slot 4 on the system board and full-height PCIe x8 and x16 slots supplied by the riser cards 1 and 2.
  • Supported transceivers or DAC cables should be purchased for the SFP+, SFP28, QSFP+, and QSFP28 adapters, and UTP Category 6 or Category 5e cables should be purchased for the 10 GbE (Category 6) or 1 GbE (Category 5e or 6) RJ-45 adapters. The maximum number of transceivers or cables that are supported per adapter equals the quantity of the adapter ports, and all adapter ports must have the same type of the transceiver or cable selected.

    The following transceiver and cables can be purchased:

The following table lists cables for the 10 GbE and 1 GbE RJ-45 adapters.

Table 20. Cables for 10 GbE and 1 GbE RJ-45 adapters
Description Part number Feature code
UTP Category 6 cables (Green) for 10 GbE and 1 GbE RJ-45 adapters
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
UTP Category 5e cables (Blue) for 1 GbE RJ-45 adapters
0.75m Blue Cat5e Cable 00WE111 AVFT
1.0m Blue Cat5e Cable 00WE115 AVFU
1.25m Blue Cat5e Cable 00WE119 AVFV
1.5m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K8785 3802
3m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K5581 3803
10m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K8927 3804
25m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K8930 3805
UTP Category 5e cables (Green) for 1 GbE RJ-45 adapters
0.75m Green Cat5e Cable 00WE099 AVFQ
1.0m Green Cat5e Cable 00WE103 AVFR
1.25m Green Cat5e Cable 00WE107 AVFS
1.5m Green Cat5e Cable 40K5643 3797
3m Green Cat5e Cable 40K5793 3798
10m Green Cat5e Cable 40K5794 3799
25m Green Cat5e Cable 40K8869 3800

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

Table 21. Transceivers and cables for 10 GbE SFP+ adapters
Description Part number Feature code
10 GbE SFP+ SR transceivers for 10 GbE SFP+ adapters
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
Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN520 ASRC
Passive SFP+ DAC cables for 10 GbE SFP+ adapters
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+ adapters*
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+ adapters
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 Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 (00AG560) and PCIe (00AG570) network adapters do not support active SFP+ DAC cables.

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

Table 22. Transceivers and cables for 25 GbE SFP28 adapters
Description Part number Feature code
25 GbE SFP28 SR transceivers for 25 GbE SFP28 adapters
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
Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN520* ASRC*
Passive copper cables for 25 GbE SFP28 network adapters
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 network adapters*
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

* Not supported with the Intel XXV710-DA2 PCIe 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter (7XC7A05523).

The following table lists transceivers and cables for the 40 GbE QSFP+ adapters.

Table 23. Transceivers and cables for 40 GbE QSFP+ adapters
Description Part number Feature code
40 GbE QSFP+ transceivers for 40 GbE network adapters
Lenovo 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ Transceiver 49Y7884 A1DR
Optical cables for 40 GbE QSFP+ SR4 transceivers
Lenovo 10m QSFP+ MPO-MPO OM3 MMF Cable 00VX003 AT2U
Lenovo 30m QSFP+ MPO-MPO OM3 MMF Cable 00VX005 AT2V

The following table lists transceivers and cables for the 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters.

Table 24. Transceivers and cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Description Part number Feature code
100 GbE QSFP28 transceivers for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 100GBase-SR4 QSFP28 Transceiver 7G17A03539 AV1D
Optical cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 SR4 transceivers
Lenovo 5m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03567 AV25
Lenovo 10m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03569 AV27
Lenovo 20m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03571 AV29
Optical breakout cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 SR4 transceivers
Lenovo 1m MPO-MPO Breakout OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03573 AV2B
Lenovo 3m MPO-MPO Breakout OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03574 AV2C
Lenovo 5m MPO-MPO Breakout OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03575 AV2D
Passive copper cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 1m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03561 AV1Z
Lenovo 3m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03562 AV20
Lenovo 5m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03563 AV21
Passive copper breakout cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 1m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 7Z57A03564 AV22
Lenovo 3m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 7Z57A03565 AV23
Lenovo 5m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 7Z57A03566 AV24
Active optical cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 3m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03546 AV1L
Lenovo 5m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03547 AV1M
Lenovo 10m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03548 AV1N
Lenovo 15m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03549 AV1P
Lenovo 20m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03550 AV1Q

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

GPU adapters

The VX 2U Certified Nodes support graphics processing unit (GPU) adapters listed in the following table.

Table 25. GPU adapters
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity* I/O slots supported
Low profile PCIe 3.0 x16 single-wide GPU adapters
ThinkSystem NVIDIA Quadro P620 2GB PCIe Active GPU 4X67A11584 B31D 1 / 3 1, 5, 6
ThinkSystem NVIDIA Tesla T4 16GB PCIe Passive GPU 4X67A14926 B4YB 1 / 5 1, 5, 6, 2, 3
Full-height, full-length PCIe 3.0 x16 double-wide GPU adapters
ThinkSystem AMD Radeon Instinct MI25 16GB PCIe Passive GPU 7C57A02897 B228 1 / 2 1, 5
ThinkSystem AMD Radeon Pro V340 32GB PCIe Passive GPU 4C57A09497 B32P 1 / 2 1, 5
ThinkSystem NVIDIA Tesla M10 32GB PCIe Passive GPU 7C57A02891 B15V 1 / 2 1, 5
NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU, PCIe (Passive) 00KG655 B13J 1 / 2 1, 5
ThinkSystem NVIDIA Tesla P40 24GB PCIe Passive GPU 7C57A02888 B15U 1 / 2 1, 5
ThinkSystem NVIDIA Tesla V100 16GB PCIe Passive GPU 4C57A09498 B1JY 1 / 2 1, 5
ThinkSystem NVIDIA Tesla V100 32GB PCIe Passive GPU 4X67A12088 B34S 1 / 2 1, 5
Full-height, half-length PCIe 3.0 x16 single-wide GPU adapters
ThinkSystem NVIDIA Tesla V100 FHHL 16GB PCIe GPU 4X67A11524 B32D 1 / 3 1, 5, 6
Full-height, full-length PCIe 3.0 x16 single-wide GPU adapters
ThinkSystem NVIDIA Quadro P4000 8GB PCIe Active GPU 4V17A10255 B225 1 / 3 1, 5, 6

* The maximum quantity shown is with one processor / two processors.

Configuration notes:

  • All GPU adapters in the node must be of the same model; mixing different GPU adapter models is not supported.
  • The GPU adapters require the PCIe x16 riser cards (except T4 GPU adapters). The T4 GPU adapters are supported only in the specific I/O slots, as follows:
    • 1x T4 GPU adapter: PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot 1 on the x16/x8 Riser Card 1 (7XH7A02678).
    • 2x T4 GPU adapters:
      • PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot 1 on the x16/x8 Riser Card 1 (7XH7A02678).
      • PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot 5 on the x16/x16 Riser Card 2 (7XH7A02679).
        Note: Slot 6 must remain unoccupied in the configurations with T4 GPU adapters.
    • 3x T4 GPU adapters:
      • PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot 1 on the x16/x8 Riser Card 1 (7XH7A02678).
      • PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots 5 and 6 on the x16/x16 Riser Card 2 (7XH7A02679).
    • 4x T4 GPU adapters:
      • PCIe 3.0 Slots 1 and 2 (x8/x8 or x16/x8) on one of the following riser cards:
        • x8/x8/x8 Riser Card 1 (7XH7A02677); or
        • x8/x8/ML2 Riser Card 1 (7XH7A02680); or
        • x16/x8/x16 Riser Card 1 (feature code B4PB).
      • PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots 5 and 6 on the x16/x16 Riser Card 2 (7XH7A02679).
    • 5x T4 GPU adapters:
      • PCIe 3.0 Slots 1, 2, and 3 (x8/x8/x8 or x16/x8/x16) on one of the following riser cards:
        • x8/x8/x8 Riser Card 1 (7XH7A02677); or
        • x16/x8/x16 Riser Card 1 (feature code B4PB).
      • PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots 5 and 6 on the x16/x16 Riser Card 2 (7XH7A02679).
  • The GPU adapters are supported with the following drive bay configurations:
    • Processors of up to 150 W TDP: 8x or 16x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA & AnyBay drive bays (support for up to 4x or 8x NVMe SSDs).
    • Processors of more than 150 W and up to 205 W TDP with up to four T4 GPU adapters, or processors of more than 150 W and up to 165 W TDP:
      • 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA drive bays (no support for NVMe SSDs) in the environments with the ambient temperature of up to 30 °C (86 °F).
    • Note: The P620, P4000, V100 FHHL, and V340 GPU adapters are supported only with the processors of up to 150 W TDP.
  • If a double-wide GPU adapter is installed in the PCIe slot 5, the PCIe slot 6 cannot be used.
  • The P620 GPU adapters do not require any thermal kits. The GPU adapters other than P620 may require one of the optional GPU Thermal Kits (the GPU thermal kits are derived by the configurator for factory-installed GPU adapters, and these kits need to be purchased with the GPU adapters for field upgrades, as shown in the Cooling options table).
  • GPU adapters (except V100 FHHL and T4 GPU adapters) are supported only in the ASHRAE A2 environments (up to 35 °C [95 °F]); the V100 FHHL and T4 GPU adapters are supported only in the environments with the ambient temperature of up to 30 °C (86 °F).
  • Configurations with two double-wide GPU adapters and a PCIe x16 adapter are supported only in the environments with the ambient temperature of up to 30 °C (86 °F), and with SAS/SATA drive bays only (no AnyBay or U.2 NVMe support).
  • If the GPU adapters are installed, the node performance might be impacted in case of a system fan failure.
  • The GPU adapters are not supported with the T-suffix processors.
  • The GPU adapters are not supported with the Rear HDD Kit.
  • The maximum memory that can be installed in the certified node with the NVIDIA M10 or M60 GPUs is 1 TB.

The following table shows additional cooling options for configurations with the GPU adapters.

Table 26. Cooling options for GPU adapters
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
ThinkSystem SR650 GPU Thermal Kit 7XH7A05897 None 1
ThinkSystem SR650 2nd GPU Upgrade Kit 7XH7A05899 AURU 1
ThinkSystem SR650 GPU 1U Heatsink Option Kit 7XH7A05898 None 1
ThinkSystem SR650 V100 FHHL Air Duct Companion Kit 4XH7A08792 B37F 2

Configuration notes:

  • The GPU adapters other than P620 require one of the following thermal kits depending on the configuration:
    • The GPU Thermal Kit (7XH7A05897) is required when adding GPU adapters to the nodes without factory-installed GPUs or factory-enabled full-length support. The kit provides support for up to three GPU adapters in the PCIe x16 slots 1, 5, and 6, and it contains an air duct, two low-profile heatsinks, and two full-length card holders.
    • The 2nd GPU Upgrade Kit (7XH7A05899) is required when adding more GPU adapters to the nodes with one riser card and the factory-installed GPUs. The kit provides support for the additional GPU adapters, and it contains a full-length card holder (the second riser card is not included in the kit).
    • The GPU 1U Heatsink Option Kit (7XH7A05898) is required when adding the second processor to the nodes with one processor and the factory-installed GPUs. The kit contains a low-profile heatsink for the second processor option.
  • The V100 FHHL GPU adapters require the following quantities of the V100 FHHL Air Duct Companion Kit (4XH7A08792) in addition to one of the thermal kits described above:
    • 1x V100 FHHL GPU adapter: 1x Air Duct Companion Kit (4XH7A08792).
    • 2x or 3x V100 FHHL GPU adapters: 2x Air Duct Companion Kits (4XH7A08792).

Power supplies and cables

The VX 2U Certified Nodes can be configured with one or two power supplies. The following table lists the power supply options that are available for selection.

Table 27. Power supplies
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
ThinkSystem 1100W (230V/115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply 7N67A00885 AVWF 2
ThinkSystem 1600W (230V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply 7N67A00886 AVWG 2

Configuration notes:

  • Minimum of 1 and maximum of 2 power supplies per system.
  • For N+N power redundancy, the power supplies should provide sufficient power without oversubscription for the selected node configuration. To ensure that the right power supply is chosen, you should always validate your node configuration using the latest version of the Lenovo Capacity Planner:
    http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-lcp
  • If two power supplies are installed, they must be identical.
  • The power supplies support AC (Worldwide) and HVDC (China only) power sources.

The VX 2U Certified Nodes ship with one or two customer-configured power cords (A hot-swap power supply option does not contain a power cord). The following table lists the rack power cables and line cords that can be ordered for the VX 2U Certified Nodes.

Table 28. Power cables
Description Part number Feature code
Rack power cables
1.0m, 10A/125-250V, 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
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 (7N67A00885) in the VX 2U Certified Node are connected to a low-voltage power source (100 - 125 V), the only supported power cables are those that are rated above 10 A; cables that are rated at 10 A are not supported.

Rack installation

The VX 2U Certified Nodes ship with a rail kit with or without CMA depending on the rack installation option selected. The following table lists the rack installation options that are available for the VX 2U Certified Nodes.

Table 29. Rack installation options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
4-post rail kits
ThinkSystem Tool-less Slide Rail 7M27A05702 AXCA 1
ThinkSystem Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with 2U CMA 7M27A05700 AXCH 1
Cable management arm (CMA) upgrade
ThinkSystem 2U CMA Upgrade Kit for Tool-less Slide Rail 7M27A05698 None^ 1*
Front VGA port
ThinkSystem SR550/SR590/SR650 EIA Latch w/ VGA Upgrade Kit 7Z17A02578 AUS8 1
Lockable front bezel
ThinkSystem 2U Security Bezel 7Z17A02580 AURX 1

^ Field upgrade only.
* The 2U CMA Upgrade Kit for Tool-less Slide Rail is supported with the Tool-less Slide Rail (7M27A05702) only.

The following table summarizes the rail kit features and specifications.

Table 30. Rail kit features and specifications summary
Feature Tool-less Slide Rail
Without CMA With CMA
Part number 7M27A05702 7M27A05700
CMA 7M27A05698 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 server 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 VX Certified Nodes support the following VMware HCI components:

  • VMware vSphere ESXi hypervisor
  • VMware vSAN distributed enterprise storage
  • VMware vCenter Server centralized management

The VMware ESXi hypervisor is factory-preinstalled on the 2x M.2 SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group.

The following table lists the VMware ESXi hypervisor versions that are available for selection.

Table 31. VMware ESXi hypervisor selection options
Description Feature code
VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 (Factory Installed) B3VW
VMware ESXi 6.5 U3 (Factory installed) B6U0
VMware ESXi 6.7 U1 (Factory Installed) B4XA
VMware ESXi 6.7 U2 (Factory Installed) B6U1
VMware ESXi 6.7 U3 (Factory installed) B88T

VMware software licenses and support are not included with ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes. Customers can use the existing VMware software licenses and active support contracts, or they can purchase software licenses and support from VMware or Lenovo.

Configuration notes:

  • The selection of VMware software licenses is optional.
  • VMware software licenses are available with 1-year, 3-year, or 5-year software support.
  • The quantity of processor-based licenses is derived by the configuration tool based on the number of processors selected.
  • The quantity of VM-based licenses is specified based on VM requirements.
  • The quantity of CCU-based licenses is specified based on the concurrent user requirements.

VMware vSAN License and Subscription

Lenovo offers the following VMware vSAN License and Subscription options that can be purchased for ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes:

  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 Standard provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations.
  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 Advanced provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations with space efficiency features (compression, deduplication, and erasure coding).
  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 Enterprise provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations with space efficiency features (compression, deduplication, and erasure coding), stringent security (data-at-rest encryption), and advanced failure protection (stretched cluster).
  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 Enterprise Plus is a bundle of vSAN Enterprise and vRealize Operations Advanced features.
  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 for Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations for up to 25 virtual machines at remote locations.
  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 for Desktop provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations for customers using vSAN exclusively for virtual desktop infrastructure.

The following table lists ordering information for the VMware vSAN License and Subscription options.

Table 32. VMware vSAN License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
vSAN 6 Standard
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/1Yr Support 7S06001HWW B28W
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/3Yr Support 7S06004TWW B2C6
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S060083WW B2FG
vSAN 6 Advanced
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for 1 Processor w/1Yr Support 7S06001MWW B290
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for 1 Processor w/3Yr Support 7S06004XWW B2CA
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S060087WW B2FL
vSAN 6 Enterprise
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for 1 Processor w/1Yr Support 7S06001RWW B294
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for 1 Processor w/3Yr Support 7S060051WW B2CE
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S06008BWW B2FQ
vSAN 6 Enterprise Plus
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor w/1Y Support and Subscription 7S0600FRWW S226
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor w/3Y Support and Subscription 7S0600FSWW S227
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor w/5Y Support and Subscription 7S0600FTWW S228
vSAN 6 Standard for Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO)
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/1Yr Support 7S06001LWW B28Z
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/3Yr Support 7S06004WWW B2C9
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/5Yr Support 7S060086WW B2FK
vSAN 6 Advanced for Remote Office Branch Office
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/1Yr Support 7S06001QWW B293
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/3Yr Support 7S060050WW B2CD
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/5Yr Support 7S06008AWW B2FP
vSAN 6 Enterprise for Remote Office Branch Office
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/1Yr Support 7S06001UWW B297
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/3Yr Support 7S060054WW B2CH
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/5Yr Support 7S06008EWW B2FT
vSAN 6 Standard for Desktop
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/1Yr Support 7S06001JWW B28X
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/3Yr Support 7S06004UWW B2C7
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/5Yr Support 7S060084WW B2FH
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/1Yr Support 7S06001KWW B28Y
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/3Yr Support 7S06004VWW B2C8
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/5Yr Support 7S060085WW B2FJ
vSAN 6 Advanced for Desktop
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/1Yr Support 7S06001NWW B291
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/3Yr Support 7S06004YWW B2CB
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/5Yr Support 7S060088WW B2FM
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/1Yr Support 7S06001PWW B292
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/3Yr Support 7S06004ZWW B2CC
VMware vSAN 6 Advanced for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/5Yr Support 7S060089WW B2FN
vSAN 6 Enterprise for Desktop
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/1Yr Support 7S06001SWW B295
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/3Yr Support 7S060052WW B2CF
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Desktop 10 Conc User Pk w/5Yr Support 7S06008CWW B2FR
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/1Yr Support 7S06001TWW B296
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/3Yr Support 7S060053WW B2CG
VMware vSAN 6 Enterprise for Desktop 100 Conc User Pk w/5Yr Support 7S06008DWW B2FS

The following table compares features of the VMware vSAN software editions.

Table 33. VMware vSAN software editions feature comparison
Feature VMware vSAN software edition
Standard Advanced Enterprise Enterprise Plus
Licensing for data center Processor-based (per 1 processor)
Licensing for ROBO VM-based (per 25 VMs)* Not applicable
Licensing for Desktop Concurrent user-based (per 10 or 100 users) Not applicable
Cluster size 2 - 64 2 - 64 2 - 64 2 - 64
Storage-Policy Based Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flash Read/Write Caching Yes Yes Yes Yes
Distributed RAID Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Distributed Switch Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rack Awareness Yes Yes Yes Yes
vSphere Replication Yes Yes Yes Yes
Software Checksum Yes Yes Yes Yes
All-Flash Hardware Yes Yes Yes Yes
iSCSI Target Service Yes Yes Yes Yes
IOPS Limit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deduplication and Compression No Yes** Yes** Yes**
RAID-5/6 Erasure Coding No Yes** Yes** Yes**
Data-at-Rest Encryption No No Yes Yes
Stretched Cluster with Local Failure Protection No No Yes Yes
vRealize Operations Advanced No No No Yes

* A maximum of 25 VMs is supported at any single location under the ROBO license. Two or more nodes can be used in a cluster under the ROBO license, however, the maximum number of VMs at the location must not exceed 25.
** Requires All-Flash configurations; hybrid configurations not supported.

VMware vSphere License and Subscription

Lenovo offers the following VMware vSphere License and Subscription options that can be purchased for ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes:

  • VMware vSphere 6 Standard provides an entry-level solution for basic server consolidation and business continuity.
  • VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus offers resource management with enhanced application availability and performance for server virtualization and cloud solutions.
  • VMware vSphere 6 Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) Standard provides remote site server virtualization with business continuity and backup features.
  • VMware vSphere 6 Remote Office Branch Office Advanced provides remote site server virtualization that offers business continuity and backup with advanced features such as standardization of host configurations.

Note: Lenovo also offers VMware vSphere 6 Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) Enterprise as a part of the VMware 6 HCI Kit for ROBO Standard or Advanced, and it provides remote site server virtualization and consolidation with business continuity and backup, standardization of host configurations, and data security through encryption.

The following table lists ordering information for the VMware vSphere License and Subscription options.

Table 34. VMware vSphere License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
vSphere 6 Standard
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/1Yr Support 7S060003WW B27G
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/3Yr Support 7S06003DWW B2AS
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S06006PWW B2E2
vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor w/1Yr Support 7S060004WW B27H
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor w/3Yr Support 7S06003EWW B2AT
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S06006QWW B2E3
vSphere 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Standard
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Std (25 VM Pk) w/1Yr Support 7S060009WW B27N
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Std (25 VM Pk) w/3Yr Support 7S06003KWW B2AY
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Std (25 VM Pk) w/5Yr Support 7S06006VWW B2E8
vSphere 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Adv (25 VM Pk) w/1Yr Support 7S06000AWW B27P
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Adv (25 VM Pk) w/3Yr Support 7S06003LWW B2AZ
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Adv (25 VM Pk) w/5Yr Support 7S06006WWW B2E9

The following table compares features of the VMware vSphere software editions.

Table 35. VMware vSphere software editions feature comparison
Feature VMware vSphere software edition
Standard Enterprise
Plus
ROBO
Standard
ROBO
Advanced
ROBO
Enterprise
Licensing Processor-based (per 1 processor) VM-based (per 25 VMs)
Hypervisor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
vMotion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Storage vMotion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cross-Switch vMotion Yes Yes No No No
Fault Tolerance 2 vCPU 8 vCPU 2 vCPU 4 vCPU 4 vCPU
Data Protection and Replication Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Volumes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Storage-Policy Based Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
APIs for Storage Awareness Yes Yes No No No
APIs for Array Integration, Multipathing Yes Yes No No No
Content Library Yes Yes No No No
vCenter High Availability Yes* Yes* No No No
vCenter Backup and Restore Yes* Yes* No No No
vCenter Server Appliance Migration Tool Yes* Yes* No No No
Virtual Machine Encryption No Yes No No Yes
Proactive High Availability No Yes No No No
vSphere Integrated Containers No Yes No Yes Yes
Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) No Yes No No Yes**
Distributed Power Management No Yes No No No
Big Data Extensions No Yes No No No
Distributed Switch No Yes No Yes Yes
Storage DRS No Yes No No No
I/O Controls (Network and Storage) and SR-IOV No Yes No No No
Host Profiles and Auto Deploy No Yes No Yes Yes
Flash Read Cache No Yes No No No
Cross-vCenter and Long Distance vMotion No Yes No No No
vGPU No Yes No No No

* Requires vCenter Server Standard.
** DRS Maintenance Mode functionality.

VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription

Lenovo offers the following VMware HCI license bundles for ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes that include both vSphere and vSAN License and Subscription options:

  • VMware HCI Kit Essentials (For 3 nodes):
    • vSphere Essentials Plus
    • vSAN Standard
  • VMware HCI Kit Standard (Per CPU):
    • vSphere Standard
    • vSAN Standard
  • VMware HCI Kit Advanced (Per CPU):
    • vSphere Enterprise Plus
    • vSAN Advanced
  • VMware HCI Kit Enterprise (Per CPU):
    • vSphere Enterprise Plus
    • vSAN Enterprise
  • VMware HCI Kit with Operations Management (Per CPU):
    • vSphere Enterprise Plus
    • vSAN Enterprise Plus
  • VMware HCI Kit ROBO Standard (Per 25 VMs):
    • vSphere ROBO Enterprise
    • vSAN ROBO Standard
  • VMware HCI Kit ROBO Advanced (Per 25 VMs):
    • vSphere ROBO Enterprise
    • vSAN ROBO Advanced

Note: VMware vSphere Essentials Plus provides server virtualization and consolidation with centralized management and business continuity for up to three nodes, and it includes the following features: vSphere Hypervisor, vMotion, Cross-Switch vMotion, High Availability, Data Protection and Replication, and vCenter Server Essentials.

The following table lists ordering information for the VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription options.

Table 36. VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
HCI Kit Essentials
VMware HCI Kit Essentials for 3 Nodes w/1Yr Support 7S0600A6WW S04C
VMware HCI Kit Essentials for 3 Nodes w/3Yr Support 7S0600A9WW S04F
VMware HCI Kit Essentials for 3 Nodes w/5Yr Support 7S0600ACWW S04J
HCI Kit Standard
VMware HCI Kit Standard (Per CPU) w/1Yr Support 7S06001XWW B29A
VMware HCI Kit Standard (Per CPU) w/3Yr Support 7S060057WW B2CL
VMware HCI Kit Standard (Per CPU) w/5Yr Support 7S06008HWW B2FW
HCI Kit Advanced
VMware HCI Kit Advanced (Per CPU) w/1Yr Support 7S06001YWW B29B
VMware HCI Kit Advanced (Per CPU) w/3Yr Support 7S060058WW B2CM
VMware HCI Kit Advanced (Per CPU) w/5Yr Support 7S06008JWW B2FX
HCI Kit Enterprise
VMware HCI Kit Enterprise (Per CPU) w/1Yr Support 7S06001ZWW B29C
VMware HCI Kit Enterprise (Per CPU) w/3Yr Support 7S060059WW B2CN
VMware HCI Kit Enterprise (Per CPU) w/5Yr Support 7S06008KWW B2FY
HCI Kit Enterprise with Operations Management
VMware HCI Kit 6 with Operations Management (Per CPU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600GFWW S22W
VMware HCI Kit 6 with Operations Management (Per CPU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600GGWW S22X
VMware HCI Kit 6 with Operations Management (Per CPU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600GHWW S22Y
HCI Kit Standard for Remote Office Branch Office
VMware HCI Kit 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Standard (25 VM pack) w/1Y S&S 7S0600G6WW S22M
VMware HCI Kit 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Standard (25 VM pack) w/3Y S&S 7S0600G7WW S22N
VMware HCI Kit 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Standard (25 VM pack) w/5Y S&S 7S0600G8WW S22P
HCI Kit Advanced for Remote Office Branch Office
VMware HCI Kit 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Advanced (25 VM pack) w/1Y S&S 7S0600G3WW S22J
VMware HCI Kit 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Advanced (25 VM pack) w/3Y S&S 7S0600G4WW S22K
VMware HCI Kit 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Advanced (25 VM pack) w/5Y S&S 7S0600G5WW S22L

VMware Horizon 7

Lenovo offers the following VMware Horizon 7 License and Subscription options for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments that can be purchased for the ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes:

  • VMware Horizon 7 Standard delivers simple, powerful VDI with great user experience, and it includes VMware vSphere Desktop (delivers the full range of vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus features for desktop workloads) and vCenter Server for Desktop.
  • VMware Horizon 7 Advanced delivers desktops and applications for physical and virtual machines through a unified workspace, and it includes VMware vSphere Desktop, vCenter Server for Desktop, and vSAN Advanced for Desktop with All-Flash.
  • VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise delivers desktops and applications with closed-loop management and automation, and it includes VMware vSphere Desktop, vCenter Server for Desktop, and vSAN Advanced for Desktop with All-Flash.

The Standard license is available in 10-user or 100-user packs for concurrent users, and the Advanced and Enterprise licenses are available in 10-user or 100-user packs for concurrent or named users.

The following table lists ordering information for the VMware Horizon License and Subscription options.

Table 37. VMware Horizon License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
Horizon 7 Standard
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 10 Concurrent User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000KWW B27Y
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 10 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S06003VWW B2B8
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 10 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S060075WW B2EJ
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 100 Concurrent User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000LWW B27Z
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 100 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S06003WWW B2B9
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 100 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S060076WW B2EK
Horizon 7 Advanced
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Concurrent User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000PWW B282
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S06003ZWW B2BC
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S060079WW B2EN
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Named User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000RWW B284
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Named User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060041WW B2BE
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Named User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007BWW B2EQ
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Concurrent User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000QWW B283
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060040WW B2BD
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007AWW B2EP
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Named User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000SWW B285
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Named User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060042WW B2BF
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Named User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007CWW B2ER
Horizon 7 Enterprise
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Concurrent User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000XWW B28A
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060047WW B2BL
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007HWW B2EW
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Named User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000ZWW B28C
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Named User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060049WW B2BN
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Named User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007KWW B2EY
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Concurrent User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000YWW B28B
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060048WW B2BM
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007JWW B2EX
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Named User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S060010WW B28D
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Named User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S06004AWW B2BP
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Named User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007LWW B2EZ

The following table compares key features of the VMware Horizon software editions.

Table 38. VMware Horizon software editions feature comparison
Feature VMware Horizon software edition
Standard Advanced Enterprise
Licensing User-based (per 10 or 100 users)
Concurrent Users Yes Yes Yes
Named Users No Yes Yes
Windows Virtual Desktops Yes Yes Yes
Linux Virtual Desktops No No Yes
Packaged Applications Yes Yes Yes
Hosted Applications No Yes Yes
Session-based Desktops No Yes Yes
Single Sign-On for Application and Desktop Access No Yes Yes
Image Management for Physical Desktop No Yes Yes
Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business No Yes Yes
Session Collaboration No No Yes
Real-time Application Delivery No No Yes
Just-in-Time Delivery with Instant Clone Technology No No Yes
User, Profile, and Policy Management No No Yes
Health Monitoring and Performance Analytics No No Yes
Capacity Management: Planning and Optimization No No Yes
Help Desk Tool No No Yes

VMware Cloud Foundation

Lenovo offers VMware Cloud Foundation for hybrid cloud deployments of the ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes. VMware Cloud Foundation is an integrated software platform that automates the deployment and lifecycle management of a complete software-defined data center (SDDC) in hyperconverged environments.

The following Cloud Foundation License and Subscription options are offered:

  • Cloud Foundation Basic includes vSphere Enterprise Plus, vSAN Advanced, NSX Data Center Professional, and SDDC Manager.
  • Cloud Foundation Standard includes vSphere Enterprise plus, vSAN Advanced, NSX Data Center Advanced, vRealize Suite Standard, vRealize Network Insight Advanced, and SDDC Manager.
  • Cloud Foundation Advanced includes vSphere Enterprise plus, vSAN Advanced, NSX Data Center Advanced, vRealize Suite Enterprise, vRealize Network Insight Advanced, and SDDC Manager.
  • Cloud Foundation Enterprise includes vSphere Enterprise plus, vSAN Enterprise, NSX Data Center Enterprise plus, vRealize Suite Enterprise, vRealize Network Insight Enterprise, and SDDC Manager.
  • Cloud Foundation for VDI includes SDDC Manager for Desktop and NSX Data Center Advanced or Enterprise plus for Desktop, and it comes with or without Horizon Enterprise.

Configuration note: vCenter Server that is required for Cloud Foundation is licensed separately; only one vCenter Server license is required for all vCenter Servers deployed in a Cloud Foundation system.

The following table lists ordering information for the VMware Cloud Foundation License and Subscription options.

Table 39. VMware Cloud Foundation License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
VMware Cloud Foundation Basic
VMware Cloud Foundation Basic (Per CPU) w/1Yr Subscription and Support 7S0600D0WW S1RQ
VMware Cloud Foundation Basic (Per CPU) w/3Yr Subscription and Support 7S0600D1WW S1RR
VMware Cloud Foundation Basic (Per CPU) w/5Yr Subscription and Support 7S0600D2WW S1RS
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (Per CPU) w/1Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DMWW S1SB
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (Per CPU) w/3Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DNWW S1SC
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (Per CPU) w/5Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DPWW S1SD
VMware Cloud Foundation Advanced
VMware Cloud Foundation Advanced (Per CPU) w/1Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DQWW S1SE
VMware Cloud Foundation Advanced (Per CPU) w/3Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DRWW S1SF
VMware Cloud Foundation Advanced (Per CPU) w/5Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DSWW S1SG
VMware Cloud Foundation Enterprise
VMware Cloud Foundation Enterprise (Per CPU) w/1Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DTWW S1SH
VMware Cloud Foundation Enterprise (Per CPU) w/3Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DUWW S1SJ
VMware Cloud Foundation Enterprise (Per CPU) w/5Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DVWW S1SK
VMware Cloud Foundation for VDI with NSX Data Center Advanced and Horizon Enterprise
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600D6WW S1RW
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600D7WW S1RX
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600D8WW S1RY
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600D3WW S1RT
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600D4WW S1RU
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600D5WW S1RV
VMware Cloud Foundation for VDI with NSX Data Center Advanced (no Horizon included)
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (per CCU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600DCWW S1S2
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600DDWW S1S3
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600DEWW S1S4
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (per CCU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600D9WW S1RZ
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600DAWW S1Z7
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600DBWW S1Z8
VMware Cloud Foundation for VDI with NSX Data Center Enterprise plus (no Horizon included)
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600DJWW S1S8
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600DKWW S1S9
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600DLWW S1SA
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600DFWW S1S5
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600DGWW S1S6
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600DHWW S1S7

VMware vCenter Server

VMware vCenter Server provides centralized management of vSphere environments to simplify day-to-day operations and reduce the complexity of managing virtual infrastructure.

vCenter Server is required for managing ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes. The nodes can be added to an existing installation of vCenter Server, or the software license for the vCenter Server instance can be purchased from Lenovo by selecting one the following License and Subscription options:

  • VMware vCenter Server 6 Foundation for vSphere 6 (Per Instance) (manages up to 4 hosts)
  • VMware vCenter Server 6 Standard for vSphere 6 (Per Instance) (unlimited hosts)

The vCenter Server licenses purchased from Lenovo include one, three, or five years of support and subscription.

The following table lists ordering information for the VMware vCenter License and Subscription options.

Table 40. VMware vCenter Server License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
vCenter Server Foundation
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Fdn for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/1Yr Support 7S06000DWW B27S
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Fdn for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/3Yr Support 7S06003PWW B2B2
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Fdn for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/5Yr Support 7S06006ZWW B2EC
vCenter Server Standard
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/1Yr Support 7S06000CWW B27R
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/3Yr Support 7S06003NWW B2B1
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/5Yr Support 7S06006YWW B2EB

VMware vCenter Server offers the following key features:

  • Centralized management of virtualized hosts and virtual machines from a single console.
  • Centralized inventory of virtual machines, hosts, datastores and networks.
  • Alerts and notifications can trigger automated workflows to remedy and preempt problems.
  • Host profiles standardize and simplify configuration and management of VMware ESXi hosts.
  • Resource management for virtual machines allows to control allocation of processor, memory, disk and network resources.
  • Continuously monitors utilization across resource pools and intelligently allocates available resources among virtual machines according to predefined rules
  • Automatically restarts virtual machines that have failed without manual intervention with VMware vSphere HA.
  • Maintains records of significant configuration changes and exports reports for event tracking.
  • Patch management enforces compliance to patch standards through automated scanning and patching of online ESXi hosts and select Microsoft and Linux virtual machines.

Systems management

The ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Nodes support the following systems management tools:

Lenovo XClarity Controller

The ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes contain Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC), which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and alerting functions. XClarity Controller offers three functional levels: Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise.

By default, the VX Certified Nodes include XClarity Controller Standard features, and they can be configured for Advanced or Enterprise functionality by using the Features on Demand (FoD) upgrades.

XClarity Controller Standard offers the following capabilities:

  • Gathering and viewing system information and inventory
  • Monitoring system status and health
  • Alerting and notifications
  • Event logging
  • Configuring network connectivity
  • Configuring security
  • Updating system firmware
  • Configuring server settings and devices
  • Real-time power usage monitoring
  • Remotely controlling server power (Power on, Power off, Restart)
  • Managing FoD activation keys
  • Redirecting serial console via IPMI
  • Capturing the video display contents when an operating system hang condition is detected 

XClarity Controller Advanced Upgrade adds the following functionality to the Standard features:

  • Remotely viewing video with the following graphics resolutions:
    • Up to 1600x1200 with up to 23 bits per pixel; or
    • Up to 1920x1200 with up to 15 bits per pixel
  • Remotely accessing the server using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
  • Remotely deploying an operating system
  • Syslog alerting
  • Redirecting serial console via SSH
  • Displaying graphics for real-time and historical power usage data and temperature

XClarity Controller Enterprise Upgrade adds the following functionality to the Advanced features:

  • Capping power usage
  • Mapping the ISO and image files located on the local client as virtual drives for use by the server
  • Mounting the remote ISO and image files via HTTPS, SFTP, CIFS, and NFS
  • Collaborating across up to six users of the virtual console
  • Controlling quality and bandwidth usage

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).

The following table lists the XClarity Controller FoD upgrades.

Table 41. XClarity Controller FoD upgrades
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
ThinkSystem XClarity Controller Standard to Advanced Upgrade 4L47A09132 AVUT 1
ThinkSystem XClarity Controller Standard to Enterprise Upgrade None* AUPW 1
ThinkSystem XClarity Controller Advanced to Enterprise Upgrade 4L47A09133 None** 1

* Factory-installed only.
** Field-upgrade only.

Configuration notes:

  • For factory-installed upgrades, either Standard to Advanced Upgrade (feature AVUT) or Standard to Enterprise Upgrade (feature AUPW) can be selected, but not both.
  • For field upgrades, the Advanced to Enterprise Upgrade (4L47A09133) requires the Standard to Advanced Upgrade to be activated on the server previously with either the factory-installed feature AVUT or field upgrade 4L47A09132.

Light path diagnostics

The ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Nodes include basic light path diagnostics, which provides the system LEDs on the front of the node 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 managing ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes which can be downloaded and used at no charge to discover and monitor the nodes and manage firmware upgrades for them.

If software support is required for XClarity Administrator and XClarity Integrator for vCenter, Lenovo XClarity Pro software subscription should be ordered. Lenovo XClarity Pro is licensed on a per managed system basis, that is, each managed Lenovo system requires a license.

The following table lists the geo-specific Lenovo XClarity software license options.

Table 42. Lenovo XClarity software options
Description Part number
(NA, AP, Japan)*
Part number
(EMEA, LA)**
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Endpoint w/1 Yr SW S&S 00MT201 00MT207
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Endpoint w/3 Yr SW S&S 00MT202 00MT208
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Endpoint w/5 Yr SW S&S 00MT203 00MT209

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

Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers the following standard features that are available at no charge:

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

Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers the following premium features that require an optional Pro license:

  • Pattern-based configuration management that allows to define configurations once and apply repeatedly without errors when deploying new servers or redeploying existing servers without disrupting the fabric
  • Bare-metal deployment of operating systems and hypervisors to streamline infrastructure provisioning

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

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter is a software plug-in module for Lenovo XClarity Administrator that allows administrators to manage physical infrastructure from leading external virtualization management software tool from VMware.

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter offers the following features:

  • Ability to discover, manage, and monitor Lenovo node hardware from the virtualization management tool
  • Deployment of firmware updates to VX Certified Nodes 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

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter can be downloaded and used at no charge. For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter web page:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-vmware

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provides a stand-alone, web-based agent-less power management console that provides real time data and enables you to observe, plan and manage power and cooling for Lenovo servers, appliances, and certified nodes. Using built-in intelligence, XClarity Energy Manager identifies server 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 is an optional software component for VX Certified Nodes that is licensed on a per managed node basis, that is, each managed system requires a license. The 1-node Energy Manager license is included in the XClarity Controller Enterprise upgrade.

To manage systems without XClarity Controller Enterprise licenses, a node license pack should be purchased. The following table lists the geo-specific Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager software license options.

Table 43. Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager software options
Description Part number
(NA, AP, Japan)*
Part number
(EMEA, LA)**
Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager, 1 Node w/ 1 Yr S&S 01DA225 01DA228

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

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 VX 2U Certified Nodes have the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

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

Operating environment

The ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Nodes comply with ASHRAE class A2 specifications. The node performance might be impacted when the operating temperature is outside the ASHRAE A2 specifications. Depending on the hardware configuration, some VX Certified Nodes comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications. To comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications, the nodes must meet the following hardware configuration requirements at the same time:

  • Two power supplies installed.
  • NVMe drives not installed.
  • M.2 5100 SSDs not installed.
  • Processors with TDP more than or equal to 150 W not installed.

Note: The 2U VX Certified Nodes with GPU adapters comply with ASHRAE class A2 specifications only.

The ThinkAgile VX 2U Certified Nodes are supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating:
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 5 °C - 45 °C (41 °F - 113 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 125-m (410-ft) increase in altitude
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 5 °C - 40 °C (41 °F - 104 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 175-m (574-ft) increase in altitude
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 10 °C - 35 °C (50 °F - 95 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 300-m (984-ft) increase in altitude
    • Non-operating: 5 °C - 45 °C (41 °F - 113 °F)
    • Storage: -40 °C - +60 °C (-40 °F - 140 °F)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
  • Humidity:
    • Operating:
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 8% - 90% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 24 °C (75 °F)
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 8% - 85% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 24 °C (75 °F)
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 8% - 80% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 21 °C (70 °F)
    • Storage: 8% - 90% (non-condensing)
  • Electrical:
    • 100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz / 60 Hz (1100 W power supplies only)
    • 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 44. 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
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
1600 W Platinum 200 - 240 V AC 2068 W 8.7 A 7056 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 2024 W 7.3 A 6906 BTU/hour

Regulatory compliance

The ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes 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/EN 60950-1, 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 3.0 (excluding configurations with Bronze 3204, Gold 5222, or Platinum 8256 processors)

Note: For more information on the Energy Star 3.0 certification, refer to the Energy Star 3.0 Certifications for ThinkSystem Servers publication:
http://lenovopress.com/lp1230

Warranty and support

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

The base warranty provides 9x5 Next Business Day response with parts delivered. Lenovo’s additional 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.
    • 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions.
    • 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 regions), bundled with YourDrive YourData.
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select regions), 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 Software Support

    Lenovo Enterprise 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 regions might have different warranty terms and conditions than the standard warranty. This is due to local business practices or laws in the specific region. Local service teams can assist in explaining region-specific terms when needed. Examples of region-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 spare parts.

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

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

Software maintenance

For the VMware software and subscription licenses provided by the customer, software support that is provided by VMware is based on the support level included with these licenses.

Lenovo offers optional one-, three-, or five-year VMware software support and subscription for ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes that entitles customers to submit service requests to troubleshoot VMware 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 VMware, on behalf of the customer, for software-related problem determination. VMware will contact the customer and will own the software-related problem resolution until closure.

For the VMware vSphere, vSAN, and vCenter Server software and subscription licenses purchased from Lenovo together with the ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes, software support that is provided by VMware includes Production-level support with 24x7 phone and web coverage with the following target response times (priorities are defined by VMware based on the impact on productivity):

  • Severity 1 (Critical: Substantial loss or disruption of service, significant risk of data loss): 30 minutes
  • Severity 2 (Major: Operations are severely constrained, significant impact): 4 business hours
  • Severity 3 (Minor: Non-critical loss of functionality, minimal impact): 8 business hours
  • Severity 4 (Cosmetic: General questions): 12 business hours

Deployment services

The following optional Lenovo basic installation services are available for the ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes:

  • 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)

The following optional Lenovo deployment services are available for the ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes to get customers up and running quickly:

  • Conducting remote preparation and planning
  • Verifying firmware versions and performing firmware updates, if needed
  • Configuring XCC management settings
  • Configuring hypervisor settings
  • Configuring vSAN
  • Configuring VMware vCenter Server and discovering hosts and storage
  • Configuring Lenovo XClarity network settings and performing discovery and inventory
  • Transferring knowledge
  • Developing post-installation documentation

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 VX 2U Certified Nodes for network connectivity.

Table 45. Ethernet LAN switches
Description Part
number
1 Gb Ethernet switches (Out-of-band hardware management or 1 GbE host connectivity)
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 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
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 VX 2U Certified Nodes and other IT infrastructure building blocks.

Table 46. 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 VX 2U Certified Nodes and other IT infrastructure building blocks mounted in a rack cabinet.

Table 47. 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 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 cord 00YJ781
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 332P6 cord 00YJ780
0U 18 C13/6 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A/200-240/346-415V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 532P6 cord 00YJ782
0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched and Monitored 48A/200-240V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 460P9 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
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 VX 2U Certified Nodes and other IT infrastructure building blocks.

Table 48. 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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