Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 2U4N 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 2U4N 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 2U4N Certified Node and consider its use in IT solutions.

Note: This product guide describes ThinkAgile VX 2U4N Certified Nodes featuring the second generation of the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family (Xeon SP Gen 2). For ThinkAgile VX 2U4N 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:

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 2U4N Certified Nodes are dense nodes in the 2U 4-node rack-mount enclosures that 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 2U4N Certified Nodes are shown in the following figure.

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 2U4N Certified Nodes
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 2U4N Certified Nodes

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 2U4N Certified Enclosure and Nodes.

VX 2U4N Certified Enclosure and Nodes front view
Figure 2. VX 2U4N Certified Enclosure and Nodes front view

The front of the VX 2U4N Certified Enclosure contains up to four Certified Nodes, and each node includes the following components:

  • Up to 6x SFF hot-swap drive bays
    • 6x SAS/SATA
    • 4x SAS/SATA and 2x AnyBay
    • 4x SAS/SATA
    • 4x U.2 NVMe PCIe
  • Up to one KVM/USB module (optional)
    • One KVM dongle port
    • One USB 3.0 port
    • One USB port for XClarity Controller access
  • A Power button
  • Status LEDs that display the status of the system
  • A System ID pull-out tab that contains system identification information

The following figure shows the rear view of the VX 2U4N Certified Enclosure and Nodes.

VX 2U4N Certified Enclosure and Nodes rear view
Figure 3. VX 2U4N Certified Enclosure and Nodes rear view

The rear of the VX 2U4N Certified Enclosure and Nodes includes the following components:

  • Up to eight PCIe expansion slots (Up to two slots per node)
  • Up to eight 10 GbE RJ-45 or SFP+ network ports
  • A System Management Module
    • One 1 GbE management port
    • One USB port
    • Status LEDs that display the status of the system
  • Two hot-swap power supplies

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile VX 2U4N Certified Nodes.

Table 1. VX 2U4N system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor VX 2U4N node: Half-wide, 1U node; up to four nodes per enclosure.
VX 2U4N enclosure: 2U 4-node (2U4N) rack-mount.
Processor One or two Intel Xeon Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Gen 2 processors.
Chipset Intel C624.
Memory Up to 16 TruDDR4 RDIMMs:
  • 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB 2933 MHz.
  • 16 GB and 32 GB 2666 MHz.
Memory capacity Up to 1 TB.
Memory protection Error correction code (ECC), Single Device Data Correction (SDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs), Adaptive Double Device Data Correction (ADDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs, requires Intel Xeon Gold or Platinum processors), patrol scrubbing, and demand scrubbing.
Drive bays
  • 6x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays.
  • 4x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA and 2x 2.5-inch AnyBay hot-swap drive bays.
  • 4x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays.
  • 4x 2.5-inch U.2 NVMe PCIe hot-swap drive bays.
Drive capacities 2.5-inch 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 6.4 TB
Note: NVMe PCIe SSDs are supported in the AnyBay or U.2 NVMe drive bays and require the second processor to be installed.
Storage controller 1x 430-8i Dense HBA (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA).
Network interfaces
  • 1/10 GbE RJ-45: 2 - 10 (EIOM + Up to 2 network adapters)
  • 10 GbE SFP+: 2 - 6 (EIOM + Up to 2 network adapters)
  • 25 GbE SFP28: 1 - 4 (Up to 2 network adapters)
  • 40 GbE QSFP+: 1 - 2 (Up to 2 network adapters)
  • 100 GbE QSFP28: 1 - 2 (Up to 1 network adapter)
Boot drive 2x 128 GB or 2x 480 GB M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs (RAID-1).
I/O expansion slots
  • One PCIe 3.0 x8 on the system board (for an internal storage controller).
  • Up to two PCIe slots per node in the VX enclosure:
    • PCIe x16 I/O shuttle:
      • Slot 1 (Node 1): PCIe 3.0 x16 low-profile
      • Slot 2 (Node 2): PCIe 3.0 x16 low-profile
      • Slot 3 (Node 3): PCIe 3.0 x16 low-profile
      • Slot 4 (Node 4): PCIe 3.0 x16 low-profile
    • PCIe x8 I/O shuttle:
      • Slot 1-A (Node 1): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
      • Slot 1-B (Node 1): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
      • Slot 2-A (Node 2): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
      • Slot 2-B (Node 2): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
      • Slot 3-A (Node 3): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
      • Slot 3-B (Node 3): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
      • Slot 4-A (Node 4): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
      • Slot 4-B (Node 4): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
Cooling Five hot-swap system fans in the VX enclosure.
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 1100 W (100 - 240 V), 1600 W (200 - 240 V), or 2000 W (200 - 240 V) High Efficiency Platinum power supplies in the VX enclosure.
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) Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), proactive platform alerts, 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).
Software Software licenses that can be purchased from Lenovo or provided by the customer:
  • VMware vSphere: Standard, Enterprise Plus, Operations Management Enterprise Plus, Standard for ROBO, or Advanced for ROBO.
  • VMware vSAN: Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, for ROBO, or for Desktop.
  • VMware vCenter Server: Foundation or Standard
  • VMware Horizon: Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise.
Hypervisors VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 or 6.7 U1 (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 countries). Also available are 1-year and 2-year post-warranty extensions, YourDrive YourData, Premier Support, and Enterprise Server 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
  • Enclosure: Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.), width: 448 mm (17.6 in.), depth: 834 mm (32.8 in.).
  • Node: Height: 41 mm (1.6 in.), width: 222 mm (8.7 in.), depth: 562 mm (21.1 in.).
Weight
  • Enclosure (maximum configuration, with four nodes): 55.0 kg (121.3 lb).
  • Node (maximum configuration): 7.5 kg (16.5 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 base Configure-to-Order (CTO) models first, and then you are selecting components (processors, memory, drives, network 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 base CTO models of the VX 2U4N Certified Nodes.

Table 2. Base CTO models
Description Machine Type/Model
ThinkAgile VX 2U4N Certified Node 7Y92CTO2WW
ThinkAgile VX 2U4N Certified Enclosure 7Y91CTO2WW

The following table lists the available chassis selection options for the VX 2U4N Certified Nodes.

Table 3. Chassis selection options
Description Feature code
ThinkAgile VX CLX Computing Node B6BQ
ThinkAgile VX Enclosure B1DN

The VX 2U4N Certified Nodes and Enclosures ship with the following items:

  • Electronic Publications Flyer
  • D2 Tool-less Slide Rail Kit with or without CMA (enclosure only; depending on the rack installation option selected)
  • Two customer-selected power cables (enclosure only)

Processors

The ThinkAgile VX 2U4N 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 4XG7A14328 B4HU 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver processors
Intel Xeon Silver 4208 8C 85W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A14327 B4HT 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4210 10C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A14326 B4HS 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4214 12C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A14325 B4HR 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4214Y 12/10/8C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A14343 B4NW 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4215 8C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 4XG7A14324 B4HQ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Silver 4216 16C 100W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A14323 B4HP 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold processors
Intel Xeon Gold 5215 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 4XG7A14321 B4HN 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5215M 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 4XG7A14340 B4P1 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5215L 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 4XG7A14342 B4P9 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5217 8C 115W 3.0GHz Processor 4XG7A14322 B4HM 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5218 16C 125W 2.3GHz Processor 4XG7A14320 B4HL 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5220 18C 125W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A14319 B4HK 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 5222 4C 105W 3.8GHz Processor 4XG7A16657 B5S1 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6230 20C 125W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A14318 B4HJ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6240 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 4XG7A14317 B4HH 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6242 16C 150W 2.8GHz Processor 4XG7A14316 B4HG 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6248 20C 150W 2.5GHz Processor 4XG7A14315 B4HE 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Gold 6252 24C 150W 2.1GHz Processor 4XG7A14314 B4HC 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
Intel Xeon Platinum 8253 16C 125W 2.2GHz Processor 4XG7A16656 B5RZ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8256 4C 105W 3.8GHz Processor 4XG7A16655 B5S2 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 4XG7A14311 B4HB 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 4XG7A14331 B4NZ 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260L 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 4XG7A14330 B4P7 1 / 2
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260Y 24/20/16C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 4XG7A14329 B4NU 1 / 2

* For CTO configurations, the feature code represents a processor, and heatsinks are derived by the configuration tool. For field upgrades, the part number includes a processor and a heatsink.

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 5. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Configuration note: 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 2U4N Certified Nodes supports up to 16 DIMMs with two processors. Each processor has six memory channels (two integrated memory controllers with three memory channels per memory controller), and there is a one DIMM per channel for four channels and two DIMMs per channel for two channels for a total of 8 DIMMs per processor.

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The certified node supports RDIMMs with rated speeds of 2666 MHz or 2933 MHz for up to 1 TB of memory capacity.
  • Mixing x4 and x8 RDIMMs and RDIMMs of different speeds and capacities is allowed in the supported quantities that are shown in the Memory options table in this section.
  • All DIMMs in the certified 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): 2666 MHz.
    Note: Maximum memory speed can be achieved when Max performance mode is enabled in UEFI.

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 6. Memory options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity*
2933 MHz RDIMMs
ThinkSystem 8GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (1Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08706 B4H1 4, 6 / 4, 6, 8, 12, 16
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2933 MHz (1Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08707 B4LY 4, 6 / 4, 6, 8, 12, 16
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08708 B4H2 4, 6 / 4, 6, 8, 12, 16
ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08709 B4H3 4, 6 / 4, 6, 8, 12, 16
ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08710 B4H4 4, 6 / 4, 6, 8, 12, 16
2666 MHz RDIMMs
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (1Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01302 AUNB 4, 6 / 4, 6, 8, 12, 16
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01303 AUNC 4, 6 / 4, 6, 8, 12, 16
ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND 4, 6 / 4, 6, 8, 12, 16

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

Configuration notes:

  • 16 DIMMs are supported in the configurations with the 4-drive backplanes (configurations with the 6-drive backplane do not support 16 DIMMs).
  • 16 DIMMs are supported only in the configurations with the following processors (the processors not listed below support only up to 12 DIMMs):
    • Intel Xeon Bronze 3204 6C 85W 1.9GHz
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4208 8C 85W 2.1GHz
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4210 10C 85W 2.2GHz
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4214 12C 85W 2.2GHz
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4214Y 12/10/8C 85W 2.2GHz
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4215 8C 85W 2.5GHz
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4216 16C 100W 2.1GHz
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5215 10C 85W 2.5GHz
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5215M 10C 85W 2.5GHz
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5215L 10C 85W 2.5GHz
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5218 16C 125W 2.3GHz
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5220 18C 125W 2.2GHz
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6230 20C 125W 2.1GHz
    • Intel Xeon Platinum 8253 16C 125W 2.2GHz

Internal storage

The ThinkAgile VX 2U4N Certified Node supports the following internal drive bay configurations to provide storage capacity:

  1. 6 SFF hot-swap drive bays:
    1. 6x 2.5" SAS/SATA
    2. 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 2x 2.5" AnyBay
  2. 4 SFF hot-swap drive bays:
    1. 4x 2.5" SAS/SATA
    2. 4x 2.5" U.2 NVMe PCIe

In addition, the VX 2U4N Certified Nodes support two internal M.2 SATA SSDs for the hypervisor boot volume.

Lenovo AnyBay 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.

Internal drive bay configurations
Figure 4. Internal drive bay configurations

The following table lists the internal storage options for the VX 2U4N Certified Node.

Table 7. Internal storage options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
Front drive backplanes
ThinkSystem SD530 2.5" 6-bay (3x2) SAS/SATA Backplane None* AUYG 1
ThinkSystem SD530 2.5" 6-bay (3x2) SAS/SATA/NVMe Backplane None* AUYH 1
ThinkSystem SD530 2.5" 4-bay (2x2) SAS/SATA Backplane None* AUYJ 1
ThinkSystem SD530 2.5" 4-bay (2x2) NVMe Backplane None* B324 1
M.2 enablement kits
ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit 7Y37A01093 AUMV 1

* Factory-installed only.

Configuration notes:

  • NVMe PCIe SSDs are supported in the AnyBay or NVMe-only drive bays and require the second processor to be installed.
  • 6-drive backplanes are supported only in the configurations with the following processors (the processors not listed below support only 4-drive backplanes):
    • Intel Xeon Bronze 3204 6C 85W 1.9GHz
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4208 8C 85W 2.1GHz
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4210 10C 85W 2.2GHz
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4214 12C 85W 2.2GHz
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4214Y 12/10/8C 85W 2.2GHz
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4215 8C 85W 2.5GHz
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4216 16C 100W 2.1GHz
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5215 10C 85W 2.5GHz
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5215M 10C 85W 2.5GHz
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5215L 10C 85W 2.5GHz
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5218 16C 125W 2.3GHz
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5220 18C 125W 2.2GHz
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6230 20C 125W 2.1GHz
    • Intel Xeon Platinum 8253 16C 125W 2.2GHz
  • In the configurations with 6-drive backplanes, the optional VGA/USB KVM Breakout Module occupies the upper-left drive bay, limiting the maximum number of drives to 5.
  • 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 8. 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 lists the storage controllers for internal storage of the VX 2U4N Certified Node.

Table 9. Controllers for internal storage
Description Part number Feature code Quantity I/O slots supported
12 Gb SAS/SATA non-RAID HBAs
ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb Dense HBA None* B0SS 1 Dedicated
NVMe PCIe interfaces (non-RAID)
Onboard NVMe interface (4-port) None None 1 -

* Factory-installed only.

The onboard NVMe interface provides 4x PCIe 3.0 x4 ports for JBOD (non-RAID) connectivity to U.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs in the AnyBay or NVMe drive bays.

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

Table 10. Internal storage configurations
Hot-swap drive bay
configuration
Backplane kit type and quantity  Storage controller
type and quantity*
6x2.5"
SAS/SATA
6x2.5"
AnyBay
4x 2.5"
SAS/SATA
4x2.5"
NVMe
6x 2.5" SAS/SATA 1 0 0 0 1x 430-8i (6)
4x 2.5" SAS/SATA & 2x 2.5" AnyBay 0 1 0 0 1x 430-8i (6) + 1x NVMe (2)
4x 2.5" SAS/SATA 0 0 1 0 1x 430-8i (4)
4x 2.5" NVMe only 0 0 0 1 1x NVMe (4)

* The number in brackets (x) specifies the quantity of drive bays connected to each of the controllers.

Drives for internal storage

The following tables list drive options for the VX 2U4N Certified Node.

Table 11. Drive options for internal storage: 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
Description Part number Feature code
Maximum 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 6 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 900GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00023 AULX 6 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.2TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00027 AUM1 6 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.8TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00028 AUM2 6 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 2.4TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00069 B0YS 6 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 6 N N Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00035 AUM7 6 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 6 Y N Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" HUSMM32 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00125 AUMH 6 Y N Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" HUSMM32 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00126 AVRB 6 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 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10230 B4Y5 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10231 B4Y6 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10232 B4Y7 6 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 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00118 AUMD 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00119 AVRG 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00120 AVRJ 6 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 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13654 B4A1 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13655 B4A2 6 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 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1633a 7.68TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00122 AUML 6 Y* Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1643 Capacity 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13645 B4A7 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643 7.68TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13646 B4A6 6 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 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05763 B10Y 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05762 B10Z 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05761 B110 6 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 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10238 B489 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10239 B48A 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10240 B48B 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10241 B48C 6 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 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05721 B0ZR 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05720 B0ZS 6 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 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13635 B49N 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13636 B49P 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13637 B49Q 6 Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5100 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08502 B10N 6 N N Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08503 B10P 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08504 B10Q 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08505 B10R 6 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 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10155 B2X4 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10156 B2X5 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10157 B2X6 6 Y* 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 6 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7N47A00114 AVRC 6 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 6 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10196 B34J 6 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10197 B34K 6 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10198 B34L 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10199 B34M 6 Y Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10200 B4D2 6 Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4500 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05741 B0YZ 6 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05740 B0Z0 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05739 B0Z1 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05738 B0Z2 6 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 6 N Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10249 B49A 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13622 B49B 6 Y* Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13623 B49C 6 Y* Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - P4800X Performance U.2 NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4800X 375GB Performance NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 7N47A00081 AUMJ 4 Y N Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4800X 750GB Performance NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 7N47A00083 B2ZJ 4 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 4 Y^ N Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4600 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 7SD7A05771 B11K 4 Y^ N Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4600 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 7SD7A05770 B11L 4 Y^ N 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 4 N Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A13937 B58A 4 N Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A13938 B58B 4 N 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 4 N N Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4500 2.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05778 B11D 4 N N Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4500 4.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05777 B11E 4 N N 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:
    • 1 drive group: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 5 capacity drives.
    • 2 drive groups: 1 cache drive and 2 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 2U4N Certified Enclosure supports one I/O module with 8x 10 GbE SFP+ or RJ-45 network ports (two ports per VX 2U4N Certified Node) and one I/O shuttle with 4x PCIe x16 or 8x PCIe x8 slots (one PCIe x16 or two PCIe x8 slots per node). The VX 2U4N Certified Node also has one PCIe 3.0 x8 connector for an internal storage controller.

The PCIe slots are supplied by the PCIe x16 or x8 I/O shuttles, and the slot form factors are as follows:

  • PCIe x16 I/O shuttle:
    • Slot 1 (Node 1): PCIe 3.0 x16 low-profile
    • Slot 2 (Node 2): PCIe 3.0 x16 low-profile
    • Slot 3 (Node 3): PCIe 3.0 x16 low-profile
    • Slot 4 (Node 4): PCIe 3.0 x16 low-profile
  • PCIe x8 I/O shuttle:
    • Slot 1-A (Node 1): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
    • Slot 1-B (Node 1): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
    • Slot 2-A (Node 2): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
    • Slot 2-B (Node 2): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
    • Slot 3-A (Node 3): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
    • Slot 3-B (Node 3): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
    • Slot 4-A (Node 4): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile
    • Slot 4-B (Node 4): PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile

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

Slot locations
Figure 5. Slot locations

The following table lists available PCIe I/O shuttle options.

Table 12. PCIe I/O shuttles
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
ThinkSystem D2 4-slot x16 Shuttle None* AUY8 1
ThinkSystem D2 8-slot x8 Shuttle None* AUY7 1

* Factory-installed only.

Network connectivity

The ThinkAgile VX 2U4N Certified Nodes provide two-port 1/10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ network connectivity with the onboard Intel X722 NIC in the certified node and an Ethernet I/O Module (EIOM) installed in the VX Enclosure. 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 following table lists the network adapter options that are available for selection.

Table 13. Network adapters
Description Part number Feature code Max
qty
I/O slots supported#
I/O Modules - 10 Gb Ethernet
ThinkSystem D2 10Gb 8 port EIOM Base-T RJ-45 7M17A04001 AUYA 1 -
ThinkSystem D2 10Gb 8 port EIOM SFP+ 7M17A04000 AUY9 1 -
PCIe x8 Low Profile adapters - 10 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom NX-E PCIe 10Gb 2-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00496 AUKP 2 1, 2, 3, 4 (-A, B)
Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter 00AG570 AT7S 2* 1, 2, 3, 4 (-A, B)
Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter 00MM860 ATPX 2 1, 2, 3, 4 (-A, B)
Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00537 AUKX 2* 1, 2, 3, 4 (-A, B)
QLogic QL41134 PCIe 10Gb 4-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter 4XC7A08225 B31G 2 1, 2, 3, 4 (-A, B)
PCIe x8 Low Profile adapters - 25 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom NX-E PCIe 25Gb 1-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00505 AUKS 2* 1, 2, 3, 4 (-A, B)
Intel XXV710-DA2 PCIe 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter 7XC7A05523 B0WY 2* 1, 2, 3, 4 (-A, B)
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 2x25GbE SFP28 Adapter 01GR250 AUAJ 2* 1, 2, 3, 4 (-A, B)
QLogic QL41262 PCIe 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter 4XC7A08228 B21R 2* 1, 2, 3, 4 (-A, B)
PCIe x8 Low Profile adapters - 40 Gb Ethernet
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 1x40GbE QSFP+ Adapter 00MM950 ATRN 2* 1, 2, 3, 4 (-A, B)
PCIe x16 Low Profile adapters - 100 Gb Ethernet
Mellanox ConnectX-4 1x100GbE/EDR IB QSFP28 VPI Adapter 00KH924 ASWQ 1* 1, 2, 3, 4
Mellanox ConnectX-4 2x100GbE/EDR IB QSFP28 VPI Adapter 00MM960 ATRP 1* 1, 2, 3, 4

# PCIe slots in the VX Enclosure.
* The adapter comes without transceivers or cables; for ordering transceivers or cables, see the configuration notes below the table.

Configuration notes:

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

Table 14. Cables for 10 GbE RJ-45 adapters
Description Part number Feature code
UTP Category 6 cables (Green) for 10 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

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

Table 15. 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 16. 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 17. 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 18. 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

Power supplies and cables

The VX 2U4N Certified Enclosures ship with two power supplies. The following table lists the power supply options that are available for selection.

Table 19. Power supplies
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem D2 1100W Platinum PSU None* AUZ0 2
ThinkSystem D2 1600W Platinum PSU None* AUZ1 2
ThinkSystem D2 2000W Platinum PSU None* AUZ2 2

* Factory-installed only.

Configuration notes:

  • Two 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 the certified node configuration using the latest version of the Lenovo Capacity Planner:
    http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-lcp
  • The power supplies support AC (Worldwide) and HVDC (China only) power sources.

The VX 2U4N Certified Enclosures ship with two customer-configured power cords. The following table lists the rack power cables and country-specific line cords that can be ordered for the VX 2U4N Certified Enclosures.

Table 20. 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
1.5m, 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
2.8m, 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
4.3m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 39Y7932 6263
4.3m, 13A/125V-10A/250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08371 6583
Country-specific line cords
Argentina 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 Line Cord 39Y7930 6222
Argentina 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 Line Cord 81Y2384 6492
Australia/New Zealand 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 Line Cord 39Y7924 6211
Australia/New Zealand 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 Line Cord 81Y2383 6574
Brazil 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR 14136 Line Cord 69Y1988 6532
Brazil 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR14136 Line Cord 81Y2387 6404
China 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Line Cord 39Y7928 6210
China 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Line Cord 81Y2378 6580
Denmark 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a Line Cord 39Y7918 6213
Denmark 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a Line Cord 81Y2382 6575
Europe 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE7-VII Line Cord 39Y7917 6212
Europe 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE7-VII Line Cord 81Y2376 6572
India 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 Line Cord 39Y7927 6269
India 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 Line Cord 81Y2386 6567
Israel 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 39Y7920 6218
Israel 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 81Y2381 6579
Italy 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 39Y7921 6217
Italy 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 81Y2380 6493
Japan 2.8m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line cord 46M2593 A1RE
Japan 2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 4L67A08357 6533
Japan 4.3m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 39Y7926 6335
Japan 4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 4L67A08362 6495
Korea 2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 39Y7925 6219
Korea 4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 81Y2385 6494
South Africa 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 39Y7922 6214
South Africa 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 81Y2379 6576
Switzerland 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 39Y7919 6216
Switzerland 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 81Y2390 6578
Taiwan 2.8m, 10A/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/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/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/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 (feature code AUZ0) in the VX 2U4N Enclosure 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 2U4N Certified Enclosures 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 2U4N Certified Enclosures and Nodes.

Table 21. Rack installation options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum supported
4-post rail kit for VX Enclosure
ThinkSystem D2 Slide Rail None* AUYC 1
Cable management arm (CMA) upgrade
ThinkSystem D2 CMA (Cable Management Arm) 7XF7A03997 AUYD 1
Front VGA/USB ports
ThinkSystem SD530 Front VGA/USB KVM Breakout Module 7M17A04002 AUYM 1
System Console Breakout Cable 81Y5286 A1NF 1

* CTO only.

Configuration note: For 6-drive backplane configurations, the VGA/USB KVM Breakout Module occupies the upper-left drive bay, limiting the maximum number of drives to 5.

The following table summarizes the rail kit features and specifications.

Table 22. Rail kit features and specifications summary
Feature D2 Slide Rail without CMA
Feature code AUYC
CMA 7XF7A03997
Rail length 853 mm (33.58 in.)
Rail type Full-out slide (ball bearing)
Tool-less installation Yes
In-rack server maintenance Yes
1U PDU support Yes
0U PDU support No
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.) – 812.8 mm (32 in.)

^ 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 128 GB or 2x 480 GB M.2 SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group.

The following table lists the VMware ESXi hypervisor versions that are available for selection for the VX2U4N Certified Nodes (Xeon SP Gen 2).

Table 23. VMware ESXi hypervisor selection options
Description Feature code
VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 (Factory Installed) B3VW
VMware ESXi 6.7 U1 (Factory Installed) B4XA

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.

Lenovo offers the following VMware software license and support options for ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes:

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 can be specified based on VM 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 for 1 Processor

    Virtual SAN Standard provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations.

  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 Advanced for 1 Processor

    Virtual SAN Advanced provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations with space efficiency features (compression, deduplication, and erasure coding).

  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 Enterprise for 1 Processor

    Virtual SAN 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 for Remote Office Branch Office (25 VM Pack)

    Virtual SAN for 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 (10 or 100 Concurrent User Pack)

    Virtual SAN 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 24. 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 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 (ROBO)
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 (ROBO)
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 25. VMware vSAN software editions feature comparison
Feature VMware vSAN software edition
Standard Advanced Enterprise
Licensing for data center Processor-based (per 1 processor)
Licensing for ROBO VM-based (per 25 VMs)*
Licensing for Desktop Concurrent user-based (per 10 or 100 users)
Cluster size 2 - 64 2 - 64 2 - 64
Storage-Policy Based Management Yes Yes Yes
Flash Read/Write Caching Yes Yes Yes
Distributed RAID Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Distributed Switch Yes Yes Yes
Rack Awareness Yes Yes Yes
vSphere Replication Yes Yes Yes
Software Checksum Yes Yes Yes
All-Flash Hardware Yes Yes Yes
iSCSI Target Service Yes Yes Yes
IOPS Limit Yes Yes Yes
Deduplication and Compression No Yes** Yes**
RAID-5/6 Erasure Coding No Yes** Yes**
Data-at-Rest Encryption No No Yes
Stretched Cluster with Local Failure Protection 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 for 1 Processor

    vSphere Standard Edition provides an entry-level solution for basic server consolidation and business continuity.

  • VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor

    vSphere Enterprise Plus Edition offers resource management with enhanced application availability and performance for server virtualization and cloud solutions.

  • VMware vSphere 6 with Operations Management Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor

    vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus offers intelligent operations management and automation with predictive analytics, along with resource management and enhanced application availability and performance, for server virtualization and cloud solutions.

  • VMware vSphere 6 for Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) Standard (25 VM Pack)

    vSphere for ROBO Standard provides remote site server virtualization platform with business continuity and backup features.

  • VMware vSphere 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Advanced (25 VM Pack)

    vSphere for ROBO Advanced provides remote site server virtualization platform that offers business continuity and backup with advanced features such as standardization of host configurations.

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

Table 26. 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 with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
VMware vSphere 6 w/Operations Mgmt Ent Plus for 1 Proc w/1Yr Support 7S060005WW B27J
VMware vSphere 6 w/Operations Mgmt Ent Plus for 1 Proc w/3Yr Support 7S06003FWW B2AU
VMware vSphere 6 w/Operations Mgmt Ent Plus for 1 Proc w/5Yr Support 7S06006RWW B2E4
vSphere 6 Standard for Remote Office Branch Office
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 Advanced for Remote Office Branch Office
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 27. VMware vSphere software editions feature comparison
Feature VMware vSphere software edition
Standard Enterprise
Plus
Operations
Management
Enterprise
Plus
Standard
for ROBO
Advanced
for ROBO
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 Yes No No
High Availability and Fault Tolerance 2 vCPU 4 vCPU 4 vCPU 2 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 Yes No No
APIs for Array Integration, Multipathing Yes Yes Yes No No
Content Library Yes Yes Yes No No
vCenter High Availability Yes* Yes* Yes* No No
vCenter Backup and Restore Yes* Yes* Yes* No No
vCenter Server Appliance Migration Tool Yes* Yes* Yes* No No
Virtual Machine Encryption No Yes Yes No No
Proactive High Availability No Yes Yes No No
vSphere Integrated Containers No Yes Yes No Yes
Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) No Yes Yes No No
Distributed Power Management No Yes Yes No No
Big Data Extensions No Yes Yes No No
Distributed Switch No Yes Yes No Yes
Storage DRS No Yes Yes No No
I/O Controls (Network and Storage) and SR-IOV No Yes Yes No No
Host Profiles and Auto Deploy No Yes Yes No Yes
Flash Read Cache No Yes Yes No No
Cross-vCenter and Long Distance vMotion No Yes Yes No No
vGPU No Yes Yes No No
Predictive DRS No Yes** Yes No No
vSphere Monitoring No No Yes No No
Capacity Optimization No No Yes No No
Operations Visibility No No Yes No No

* Requires vCenter Server Standard.
** Requires vRealize Operations Standard.

VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription

Lenovo offers the following VMware HCI license bundles that include both vSphere and vSAN License and Subscription options:

  • 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 with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
    • vSAN Enterprise
  • VMware HCI Kit Standard for ROBO (Per 25 VMs):
    • vSphere Standard for ROBO
    • vSAN Standard for ROBO
  • VMware HCI Kit Advanced for ROBO (Per 25 VMs):
    • vSphere Advanced for ROBO
    • vSAN Advanced for ROBO

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

Table 28. VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
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 Standard for Remote Office Branch Office
VMware HCI Kit for Rmt Off Brnch Off Std (25 VM Pack) w/1Yr Support 7S060021WW B29E
VMware HCI Kit for Rmt Off Brnch Off Std (25 VM Pack) w/3Yr Support 7S06005BWW B2CQ
VMware HCI Kit for Rmt Off Brnch Off Std (25 VM Pack) w/5Yr Support 7S06008MWW B2G0
HCI Kit Advanced for Remote Office Branch Office
VMware HCI Kit for Rmt Off Brnch Off Adv (25 VM Pack) w/1Yr Support 7S060022WW B29F
VMware HCI Kit for Rmt Off Brnch Off Adv (25 VM Pack) w/3Yr Support 7S06005CWW B2CR
VMware HCI Kit for Rmt Off Brnch Off Adv (25 VM Pack) w/5Yr Support 7S06008NWW B2G1

VMware Horizon 7

Optionally, Lenovo offers VMware Horizon 7 Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise licenses for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments of the ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes. The Standard license is available in 10-user or 100-user packs for concurrent users, and it includes VMware vSphere Desktop (delivers the full range of vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus features for desktop workloads) and vCenter Server for Desktop. The Advanced and Enterprise licenses are available in 10-user or 100-user packs for concurrent or named users, and they include VMware vSphere Desktop, vCenter Server for Desktop, and vSAN Advanced for Desktop with All-Flash.

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

Table 29. 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 30. 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 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 31. 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 2U4N 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 32. 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.

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 33. 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 34. 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 2U4N Certified Nodes have the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Enclosure
    • Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
    • Width: 448 mm (17.6 in.)
    • Depth: 834 mm (32.8 in.)
    • Weight (maximum, with four nodes): 55.0 kg (121.3 lb)
  • Node
    • Height: 41 mm (1.6 in.)
    • Width: 222 mm (8.7 in.)
    • Depth: 562 mm (22.1 in.)
    • Weight (maximum): 7.5 kg (16.5 lb)

Operating environment

The ThinkAgile VX 2U4N 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 1600 W or 2000 W power supplies installed.
  • NVMe drives not installed.
  • Processors with TDP more than or equal to 125 W not installed, or Gold 5217 or 5222 processors not installed.

The ThinkAgile VX 2U4N 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): 6.8 bels
  • Vibration:
    • Operating: 0.21 G rms at 5 Hz to 500 Hz for 15 minutes across 3 axes
    • Non-operating: 1.04 G rms at 2 Hz to 200 Hz for 15 minutes across 6 surfaces
  • Shock:
    • Operating: 15 G for 3 milliseconds in each direction (positive and negative X, Y, and Z axes)
    • Non-operating:
      • 12 kg - 22 kg: 50 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces
      • 23 kg - 31 kg: 35 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces

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

Table 35. 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
2000 W Platinum 200 - 240 V AC 2610 W 11 A 8905 BTU/hour
180 - 300 V DC 2597 W 9.2 A 8861 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/EN60950-1, EK1-ITB2000)
  • Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus: EAC (TR CU 004/2011, TR CU 020/2011)
  • China: CCC GB4943.1, GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
  • India: BIS
  • Japan: VCCI, Class A
  • Taiwan: BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
  • Korea: KN22, Class A; KN24
  • Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A
  • Reduction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS)
  • Energy Star 2.1

Warranty and support

The ThinkAgile 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.

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

The following Lenovo support services are available for selection:

  • Premier Support provides a Lenovo-owned customer experience and delivers direct access to technicians skilled in hardware, software, and advanced troubleshooting, in addition to the following capabilities:  
    • Direct technician-to-technician access through a dedicated phone line.
    • 24x7x365 remote support.
    • Single point of contact service.
    • End to end case management.
    • 3rd Party collaborative software support. 
    • Online case tools and live chat support.
    • On-demand remote system analysis.
  • Warranty service level upgrades (Preconfigured Support) are available to meet the on-site response time targets that match the criticality of customer's systems:
    • 3, 4, or 5 years of service coverage.
    • 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 countries), bundled with YourDrive YourData.
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select countries), bundled with YourDrive YourData.
  • Managed Services

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

    Quarterly reviews check error logs, verify firmware and operating system device driver levels, and software as needed. Lenovo will also maintain records of latest patches, critical updates, and firmware levels, to ensure customer's systems are providing business value through optimized performance.

  • Technical Account Management (TAM)

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

  • Enterprise Server Software Support

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

  • YourDrive YourData

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

  • Health Check

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

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

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

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

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

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

Software maintenance

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 2U4N Certified Nodes for network connectivity.

Table 36. 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 RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front) 7159G52
Lenovo CE0128TB Switch (3-Year Warranty) 7Z340011WW
Lenovo CE0128TB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty) 7Z360011WW
Lenovo CE0128PB Switch (3-Year Warranty) 7Z340012WW
Lenovo CE0128PB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty) 7Z360012WW
Lenovo CE0152TB Switch (3-Year Warranty) 7Z350021WW
Lenovo CE0152TB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty) 7Z370021WW
Lenovo CE0152PB Switch (3-Year Warranty) 7Z350022WW
Lenovo CE0152PB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty) 7Z370022WW
10 Gb Ethernet switches (10 GbE host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159A1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159B1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159C1X
Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front) 7159CRW
Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front) 7159GR6
25 Gb Ethernet switches (25 GbE host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159E1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE) 7Z210O21WW
100 Gb Ethernet switches (40 GbE/100 GbE aggregation layer; 10 GbE/25 GbE breakout host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159D1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE) 7Z210O11WW

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

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the rack cabinets that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used for mounting the ThinkAgile VX 2U4N Certified Nodes and other IT infrastructure building blocks.

Table 37. 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 2U4N Certified Nodes and other IT infrastructure building blocks mounted in a rack cabinet.

Table 38. 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 2U4N Certified Nodes and other IT infrastructure building blocks.

Table 39. 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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