Lenovo ThinkAgile VX1320 ApplianceProduct Guide

Abstract

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series appliances combine industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure software from VMware with Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature the Intel Xeon processors. 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 VX1320 appliance, its key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines.

This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance and consider its use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the November 21 update:

  • Added VMware ESXi 6.5 U3 and ESXi 6.7 U3 factory preloads
  • Updated Software

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series appliances combine industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure software from VMware with Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature the Intel Xeon processors. 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 VX1320 is a 1U rack-mount appliance that supports one processor, up to 64 GB of TruDDR4 memory with up to 2666 MHz memory speeds, up to 10x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA drive bays with an extensive choice of SATA SSDs and SAS HDDs, and flexible network connectivity options with 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, and 10/25 GbE SFP28 ports.

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance is engineered for light to medium workloads (business applications and VDI) and optimized for remote office and branch office (ROBO) environments.

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance is shown in the following figure.

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX1320 Appliance
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkAgile VX1320 Appliance

Did you know?

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

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

Key features

The ThinkAgile VX Series appliances offer the following key features:

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

The VMware software running on ThinkAgile VX Series appliances 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 of the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance with eight 2.5-inch drive bays.

Front view of the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance: 8x 2.5-inch drive bays
Figure 2. Front view of the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance: 8x 2.5-inch drive bays

The following figure shows the front of the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance with ten 2.5-inch drive bays.

Front view of the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance: 10x 2.5-inch drive bays
Figure 3. Front view of the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance: 10x 2.5-inch drive bays

The front of the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance includes the following components:

  • Drive bays:
    • 8x 2.5-inch (Small Form Factor [SFF]) SAS/SATA hot-swap; or
    • 10x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays.
  • One VGA port (optional)
  • One USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access
  • One USB 3.1 Gen 1 port
  • A Power button
  • Status LEDs

The following figure shows the rear of the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance.

Rear view of the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance
Figure 4. Rear view of the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance

The rear of the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance includes the following components:

  • Up to two PCIe expansion slots (depending on the riser cards selected).
  • One 1 GbE port for XClarity Controller.
  • One RS-232 serial port.
  • One VGA port.
  • Two 1 GbE data network ports.
  • Two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports.
  • Power supplies
    • Up to two hot-swap power supplies; or
    • One fixed power supply.

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile VX2320 appliance.

Table 1. ThinkAgile VX1320 system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor 1U Rack-mount.
Processor One Intel Xeon E processor.
Chipset Intel C246.
Memory 4 DIMM sockets (two memory channels with two DIMMs per channel). Support for ECC UDIMMs. Memory speed up to 2666 MHz.
Memory capacity Up to 64 GB (4x 16 GB UDIMMs).
Memory protection Error correction code (ECC).
Drive bays
  • 8 SFF (2.5-inch) SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays.
  • 10 SFF (2.5-inch) SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays.
Internal storage
  • 1 drive group: 1 cache drive + from 2 to 7 capacity drives.
  • 2 drive groups: 1 cache drive + from 2 to 4 capacity drives in each group.
  • 3 drive groups: 1 cache drive + 2 capacity drives in each group.
Note: The quantity of the capacity drives in each drive group must be the same.
Drive capacities
  • Cache drives: 6 Gbps SATA SSDs up to 960 GB.
  • Capacity drives:
    • 12 Gbps SAS HDDs up to 2.4 TB.
    • 12 Gbps NL SAS HDDs up to 2 TB.
    • 6 Gbps SATA SSDs up to 960 GB.
Note: All cache drives in the appliance must be of the same model and capacity. All capacity drives in the appliance must be of the same model and capacity.
Storage capacity
  • Hybrid: Up to 19.2 TB (8x 2.4 TB HDDs).
  • All Flash: Up to 7.68 TB (8x 960 GB SSDs).
Storage controller
  • 12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA non-RAID:
    • 430-8i HBA.
    • 430-16i HBA.
Network interfaces
  • 1 GbE RJ-45: 2 - 10 (Onboard + Up to 2 network adapters).
  • 10 GbE RJ-45 or SFP+: 2 - 8 (Up to 2 network adapters).
  • 25 GbE SFP28: 1 - 4 (Up to 2 network adapters).
Boot drive 1x 128 GB or 1x 480 GB M.2 non-hot-swap SSD.
I/O expansion slots Up to three slots. Slot 4 is the fixed slot on the system planar, and the remaining slots depend on the riser cards installed. The slots are as follows:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (not present if the Slot 2 is x16).
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 physical connector) or x16; full-height, half-length.
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x4 (supports an internal storage controller).
Ports
  • Front: 1x USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, 1x VGA port (optional).
  • Rear: 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 1x VGA port, 1x DB-9 serial port, 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet systems management port.
Cooling Four non-hot-swap system fans.
Power supply One fixed 300 W Gold, or up to two redundant hot-swap 450 W Platinum AC power supplies.
Video Matrox G200 with 16 MB memory integrated into the XClarity Controller. Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 at 60 Hz with 32 bits per pixel.
Hot-swap parts Drives and power supplies (select models).
Systems management Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), proactive platform alerts, Lenovo XClarity Administrator with Integrator for VMware vCenter, Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager (optional).
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, secure firmware updates, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or 2.0 (configurable UEFI setting). Optional lockable front bezel.
Software Software licenses that must be purchased from Lenovo: 
  • VMware vSAN: Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, or ROBO; or
  • HCI Kit: Essentials, Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, or ROBO; or
  • VMware Horizon: Advanced or Enterprise; or
  • VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF): Basic, Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, or for VDI.
Software licenses that can be purchased from Lenovo or provided by the customer:
  • VMware vSphere: Standard, Enterprise Plus, or ROBO.
  • VMware Horizon: Standard (optional).
  • VMware vCenter Server: Foundation or Standard.
Hypervisors VMware ESXi 6.5 U2, 6.5 U3, 6.7 U2, or 6.7 U3 (factory preload).
Warranty and support Three- or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited hardware warranty with ThinkAgile Advantage Support and selectable service levels: 9x5 next business day (NBD) parts delivered, 9x5 NBD onsite response, 24x7 coverage with 2-hour or 4-hour onsite response, or 6-hour or 24-hour committed repair (select areas). Also available are YourDrive YourData, Premier Support, and Enterprise Software Support.
Software maintenance Three-year or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected warranty period).
Dimensions Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.), width: 434 mm (17.1 in.), depth: 498 mm (19.6 in.).
Weight Maximum configuration: 12.3 kg (27.1 lb).

Factory-integrated models

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

During the configuration process, you are selecting one of the Configure-to-Order (CTO) base models first, and then you are adding components (processors, memory, drives, and network adapters) to the selected model.

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

The following table lists the CTO base models of the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliances.

Table 2. CTO base models
Description Machine Type/Model
ThinkAgile VX1320 Appliance 7Z58CTO1WW

The following table lists the base chassis for the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance.

Table 3. Base chassis
Description Feature code
ThinkAgile VX 1SE 2.5" Chassis B5N4

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliances ship with the following items:

  • Electronic Publications Flyer
  • Tool-less Rail Kit (if selected)
  • One or two customer-configured power cables (if selected)

Processors

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance supports one Intel Xeon E Processor. The following table lists the processors that are available for selection.

Table 4. Intel Xeon E Processor feature codes
Description Feature code
Intel Xeon E-2126G 6C 80W 3.3GHz Processor B351
Intel Xeon E-2136 6C 80W 3.3GHz Processor B34Z
Intel Xeon E-2146G 6C 80W 3.5GHz Processor B34X
Intel Xeon E-2176G 6C 80W 3.7GHz Processor B34V
Intel Xeon E-2186G 6C 95W 3.8GHz Processor B34U

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

Table 5. Processor specifications (HT = Hyper-Threading, TB = Turbo Boost, VT = Virtualization Technology)
CPU
model
Core frequency
(Base / TB Max)
Number
of cores /
threads
Cache Max DDR4
frequency
Max
memory
capacity
Bus
speed
TDP ECC HT TB VT-x VT-d SGX
E-2126G 3.30 / 4.50 GHz 6 / 6 12 MB 2666 MHz 64 GB 8 GT/s 80 W Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
E-2136 3.30 / 4.50 GHz 6 / 12 12 MB 2666 MHz 64 GB 8 GT/s 80 W Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
E-2146G 3.50 / 4.50 GHz 6 / 12 12 MB 2666 MHz 64 GB 8 GT/s 80 W Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
E-2176G 3.70 / 4.70 GHz 6 / 12 12 MB 2666 MHz 64 GB 8 GT/s 80 W Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
E-2186G 3.80 / 4.70 GHz 6 / 12 12 MB 2666 MHz 64 GB 8 GT/s 95 W Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Memory

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance supports up to four TruDDR4 memory UDIMMs with ECC protection. The processor has two memory channels with two DIMMs per channel.

Lenovo 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 following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The appliance supports memory configurations with 2, 3, or 4 UDIMMs.
  • All DIMMs in the appliance operate at the same speed of up to 2666 MHz.
    Note: Maximum memory speed can be achieved when Max performance mode is enabled in UEFI.
  • The appliance supports up to 64 GB of memory.

The following table lists the memory options that are available for selection for the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance.

Table 6. Memory options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666MHz (2Rx8, 1.2V) ECC UDIMM 4ZC7A08699 B35K 2, 3, 4

Internal storage

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance supports the following internal drive bay configurations to provide storage capacity:

  1. 8x 2.5-inch SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays.
  2. 10x 2.5-inch SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays.

The following table lists the internal drive backplanes that are available for selection for the VX 1SE Certified Node.

Table 7. Internal drive backplanes
Description Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem SR250 2.5" HS SATA/SAS 8-Bay Backplane B413 1
ThinkSystem SR250 2.5" HS AnyBay 10-Bay Backplane B414 1

Configuration note: One drive backplane is required for selection.

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

Table 8. Drive options for hypervisor boot volume
Description Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem M.2 128GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD AUUV 1
ThinkSystem M.2 5100 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD B11V 1

Configuration note: One M.2 SATA SSD is required for selection.

The following table lists the storage controllers for internal storage of the VX1320 appliance.

Table 9. Controllers for internal storage
Description Feature code Quantity I/O slots supported
ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA (non-RAID) AUNL 1 2, 4
ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA (non-RAID) AUNM 1 2, 4

Configuration notes:

  • One SAS HBA for internal storage is required for selection.
  • SAS HBAs are supported in the following PCIe slots:
    • PCIe slot 2 on the PCIe x8/x8 Riser Card (feature code B418):
      • No additional PCIe adapters are installed.
      • One additional PCIe adapter is installed in the PCIe slot 1.
    • PCIe slot 4 on the system board:
      • Two additional PCIe adapters are installed in the PCIe slots 1 and 2.
      • The PCIe x16 Riser Card (feature code B417) is installed.

The following table lists supported internal storage configurations with the SAS/SATA and AnyBay backplanes.

Table 10. Internal storage configurations
Drive bay configuration Backplane and cable type and quantity Storage controller quantity and type*
8x 2.5" HS BP (B413)
10x 2.5" HS BP (B414)
3.5"/2.5" HS x4 Cable HW (B415)
8x 2.5-in. SAS/SATA hot-swap 1 0 2 1x 430-8i/16i HBA (8)
10x 2.5-in. SAS/SATA hot-swap 0 1 3 1x 430-16i HBA (10)

* 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 the drive selection options for the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance.

Table 11. Drive selection options: Hybrid storage
Description Part number Feature code Quantity per
drive group
(min / max)
Hybrid cache - 5200 Mainstream SATA 6Gb SSDs
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10237 B488 1 / 1
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10238 B489 1 / 1
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10239 B48A 1 / 1
Hybrid cache - S4610 Mainstream SATA 6Gb SSDs
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13634 B49M 1 / 1
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13635 B49N 1 / 1
Hybrid cache - S4510 Entry SATA 6Gb SSDs
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10249 B49A 1 / 1
Hybrid capacity - SAS 12Gb HDDs
ThinkSystem 2.5" 900GB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00026 AUM0 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" 900GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00023 AULX 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.2TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00027 AUM1 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.8TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00028 AUM2 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" 2.4TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 7XB7A00069 B0YS 2 / 7
Hybrid capacity - NL SAS 12Gb HDDs
ThinkSystem 2.5" 1TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00034 AUM6 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 7XB7A00035 AUM7 2 / 7
Table 12. Drive selection options: All Flash storage
Description Part number Feature code Quantity per
drive group
(min / max)
All Flash cache - 5200 Mainstream SATA 6Gb SSDs
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10238 B489 1 / 1
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10239 B48A 1 / 1
All Flash cache - S4610 Mainstream SATA 6Gb SSDs
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13635 B49N 1 / 1
All Flash capacity - 5200 Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10237 B488 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10238 B489 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10239 B48A 2 / 7
All Flash capacity - S4610 Mainstream SATA 6Gb SSDs
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13633 B49L 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13634 B49M 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13635 B49N 2 / 7
All Flash capacity - 5200 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10153 B2X2 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5200 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10154 B2X3 2 / 7
All Flash capacity - S4510 Entry SATA 6Gb SSDs
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10247 B498 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10248 B499 2 / 7
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10249 B49A 2 / 7

Configuration notes:

  • The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance supports up to 3 drive groups. Each drive group contains 1 cache drive and up to 7 capacity drives depending on the quantity of the drive groups:
    • 1 drive group: From 2 to 7 capacity drives.
    • 2 drive groups: From 2 to 4 capacity drives in each group.
    • 3 drive groups: 2 capacity drives in each group.
  • The quantity of the capacity drives in each drive group must be the same.
  • All cache drives in the appliance must be of the same model and capacity. All capacity drives in the appliance must be of the same model and capacity.

I/O expansion

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance supports up to three PCIe slots: one slot on the system planar that supports an internal storage controller and up to two PCIe slots on a riser card.

The slot form factors are as follows:

  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (not present if the Slot 2 is x16)
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 physical connector) or x16; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x4 (x8 physical connector; supports an internal storage controller)

The following table lists available PCIe riser card options.

Table 13. PCIe riser cards
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
ThinkSystem SR250/SR150 x8/x8 PCIe Riser 4C57A12111 B418 1
ThinkSystem SR250 x16 PCIe Riser 4C57A12110 B417 1

Configuration notes:

  • A riser card is required for selection.
  • The PCIe x8 riser card supplies slots 1 and 2, and the PCIe x16 riser card supplies slot 2.

Network connectivity

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliances provide two onboard Gigabit Ethernet network ports that are based on the Broadcom BCM5720 network interface controller (NIC) chip. Two, four, six, or eight additional 1 GbE RJ-45, 1/10 GbE RJ-45, or 10 GbE SFP+ ports, or two of four additional 10/25 GbE SFP28 ports can be selected, if required.

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

Table 14. Network adapters
Description Part number Feature code Maximum
quantity
I/O slots supported
PCIe Low Profile adapters - 1 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom 5720 1GbE RJ45 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00482 AUZX 2 1, 2
Broadcom 5719 1GbE RJ45 4-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00484^ AUZV^ 2 1, 2
ThinkSystem I350-T2 PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00534 AUZY 2 1, 2
ThinkSystem I350-T4 PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00535 AUZW 2 1, 2
PCIe Low Profile adapters - 10 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom 57416 10GBASE-T 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00496 AUKP 2 1, 2
Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter 00AG570 AT7S 2* 1, 2
Intel X550-T1 Single Port 10GBase-T Adapter 00MM850 ATRY 2 1, 2
Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter 00MM860 ATPX 2 1, 2
Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00537 AUKX 2* 1, 2
Intel X710-T4 PCIe 10Gb 4-Port Base-T Adapter 7XC7A05927 B0X1 2 1, 2
QLogic QL41134 PCIe 10Gb 4-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter 4XC7A08225 B31G 2 1, 2
PCIe Full Height adapters - 10 Gb Ethernet
Emulex OCe14104B-NX PCIe 10Gb 4-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00493 AUKN 1* 2
Intel X710-DA4 PCIe 10Gb 4-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 7XC7A05525 B0YL 1* 2
PCIe Low Profile adapters - 25 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom 57412 10/25GbE SFP28 1-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00505 AUKS 2* 1, 2
Intel XXV710-DA2 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 7XC7A05523 B0WY 2* 1, 2
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Eth. Adapter 01GR250 AUAJ 2* 1, 2
QLogic QL41262 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 4XC7A08228 B21R 2* 1, 2

^ Field upgrade option only; no factory installation.
* The adapter comes without transceivers or cables; for ordering information, see the configuration notes below the table.

Configuration notes:

  • PCIe full-height network adapters are supported in the full-height PCIe slot 2 supplied by the PCIe x8 or x16 riser card.
  • PCIe Low Profile network adapters are supported in the full-height and low profile slots supplied by the PCIe x8 or x16 riser card.
  • Supported transceivers or DAC cables should be purchased for the SFP+ and SFP28 ports, and UTP Category 6 or Category 5e cables should be purchased for the 10 GbE (Cat6) or 1 GbE (Cat5e or Cat6) RJ-45 ports. The maximum number of transceivers or cables that are supported per adapter equals the quantity of the adapter ports, and all adapter ports must have the same type of the transceiver or cable selected.

    The following transceiver and cables can be purchased:

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

Table 15. Cables for 10 GbE and 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
Description Part number Feature code
UTP Category 6 cables (Green) for 10 GbE and 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
0.75m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE123 AVFW
1.0m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE127 AVFX
1.25m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE131 AVFY
1.5m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE135 AVFZ
3m Cat6 Green Cable 00WE139 AVG0
10m Cat6 Green Cable 90Y3718 A1MT
25m Cat6 Green Cable 90Y3727 A1MW
UTP Category 5e cables (Blue) for 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
0.75m Blue Cat5e Cable 00WE111 AVFT
1.0m Blue Cat5e Cable 00WE115 AVFU
1.25m Blue Cat5e Cable 00WE119 AVFV
1.5m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K8785 3802
3m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K5581 3803
10m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K8927 3804
25m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K8930 3805
UTP Category 5e cables (Green) for 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
0.75m Green Cat5e Cable 00WE099 AVFQ
1.0m Green Cat5e Cable 00WE103 AVFR
1.25m Green Cat5e Cable 00WE107 AVFS
1.5m Green Cat5e Cable 40K5643 3797
3m Green Cat5e Cable 40K5793 3798
10m Green Cat5e Cable 40K5794 3799
25m Green Cat5e Cable 40K8869 3800

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

Table 16. Transceivers and cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Description Part number Feature code
10 GbE transceivers for SFP+ ports
Lenovo 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver 46C3447 5053
Lenovo 10GBASE-LR SFP+ Transceiver 00FE331* B0RJ*
Optical cables for 10 GbE SFP+ SR transceivers
Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN499 ASR5
Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN502 ASR6
Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN505 ASR7
Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN508 ASR8
Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN511 ASR9
Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN514 ASRA
Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN517 ASRB
Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN520 ASRC
Passive SFP+ DAC cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Lenovo 0.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00D6288 A3RG
Lenovo 1m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9427 A1PH
Lenovo 1.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00AY764 A51N
Lenovo 2m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00AY765 A51P
Lenovo 3m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9430 A1PJ
Lenovo 5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9433 A1PK
Lenovo 7m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00D6151 A3RH
Active SFP+ DAC cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports**
Lenovo 1m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX111 AT2R
Lenovo 3m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX114 AT2S
Lenovo 5m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX117 AT2T
SFP+ active optical cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Lenovo 1m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL634 ATYX
Lenovo 3m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL637 ATYY
Lenovo 5m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL640 ATYZ
Lenovo 7m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL643 ATZ0
Lenovo 15m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL646 ATZ1
Lenovo 20m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL649 ATZ2

* Not supported with the Intel X710-DA4 network adapter (7XC7A05525).
** The Emulex VFA5.2 PCIe network adapter (00AG570) does not support active SFP+ DAC cables.

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

Table 17. Transceivers and cables for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
Description Part number Feature code
25 GbE transceivers for SFP28 ports
Lenovo 25GBase-SR SFP28 Transceiver 7G17A03537 AV1B
Optical cables for 25 GbE SFP28 SR transceivers
Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN499 ASR5
Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN502 ASR6
Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN505 ASR7
Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN508 ASR8
Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN511 ASR9
Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN514 ASRA
Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN517 ASRB
Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN520* ASRC*
Passive copper cables for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
Lenovo 1m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03557* AV1W*
Lenovo 3m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03558 AV1X
Lenovo 5m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03559 AV1Y
Active optical cables for 25 GbE SFP28 ports*
Lenovo 3m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03541 AV1F
Lenovo 5m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03542 AV1G
Lenovo 10m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03543 AV1H
Lenovo 15m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03544 AV1J
Lenovo 20m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03545 AV1K

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

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 VX1320 appliances can be configured with one fixed power supply or up to two redundant hot-swap power supplies. With two power supplies, the appliance is capable of N+N redundancy depending on the configuration. A second power supply can be added to the models that come with one hot-swap power supply.

The following table lists the power supply options that are available for selection.

Table 18. Power supplies
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
ThinkSystem SR250/SR150 Fixed 300W Power Supply None* B40Q 1
ThinkSystem 450W (230V/115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply 4P57A12649 B40R 2

* Factory-installed only.

Configuration note: To ensure that the properly sized power supply is chosen for optimal performance, it is highly recommended to validate system configuration for specific power requirements by using the latest version of the Lenovo Capacity Planner:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-lcp

The VX1320 appliance ships without a power cord, or with one or two customer-configured power cords. A hot-swap power supply option ships without a power cord.

The following table lists the line cords and rack power cables that can be ordered for the VX1320 appliance. One or two power cables can be ordered, depending on the quantity of power supplies in the appliance.

Table 19. Power cables
Description Part number Feature code
Rack power cables
1.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 00Y3043 A4VP
1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 39Y7937 6201
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
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
Israel 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 39Y7920 6218
Israel 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 81Y2381 6579
Italy 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 39Y7921 6217
Italy 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 81Y2380 6493
Japan 2.8m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line cord 46M2593 A1RE
Japan 2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 4L67A08357 6533
Japan 4.3m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 39Y7926 6335
Japan 4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 4L67A08362 6495
Korea 2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 39Y7925 6219
Korea 4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 81Y2385 6494
South Africa 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 39Y7922 6214
South Africa 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 81Y2379 6576
Switzerland 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 39Y7919 6216
Switzerland 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 81Y2390 6578
Taiwan 2.8m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 23R7158 6386
Taiwan 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2375 6317
Taiwan 4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 4L67A08363 AX8B
Taiwan 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2389 6531
United Kingdom 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A Line Cord 39Y7923 6215
United Kingdom 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A Line Cord 81Y2377 6577
United States 2.8m, 10A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 90Y3016 6313
United States 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord 46M2592 A1RF
United States 4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 4L67A08359 6370
United States 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord 4L67A08361 6373

Rack installation

The VX Series appliances ship with or without a rail kit, depending on the rack installation option selected. The following table lists the rack installation options that are available for the VX1320 appliances.

Table 20. Rack installation options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity
4-post rail kit
ThinkSystem Tool-less Friction Rail v2 4M17A13564 B42B 1
Front VGA port
ThinkSystem SR250/SR150 Front VGA Connector Kit 4Z57A12653 B419 1
Lockable front bezel
ThinkSystem 1U Security Bezel 7Z17A02581 AUWR 1

The following table summarizes the rail kit features and specifications.

Table 21. Rail kit features and specifications summary
Feature 4-Post Tool-less Rail Kit
Part number 4M17A13564
CMA None
Rail length 751.2 mm (29.6 in.)
Rail type Half-out slide (friction)
Tool-less installation Yes
In-rack server maintenance No
1U PDU support Yes
0U PDU support Limited*
Rack type IBM or Lenovo 4-post, EIA standard-compliant
Mounting holes Square or round
Mounting flange thickness 2 mm (0.08 in.) – 3.3 mm (0.13 in.)
Distance between front and rear mounting flanges^ 609.6 mm (24 in.) – 863.6 mm (34 in.)

* If a 0U PDU used, the rack cabinet must be at least 1000 mm (39.37 in.) deep.
^ Measured when mounted on the rack cabinet, from the front surface of the front mounting flange to the rear most point of the rail.

Software

The ThinkAgile VX Series appliances 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 M.2 SSD.

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

Table 22. VMware ESXi hypervisor selection options
Description Feature code
VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 (Factory Installed) B3VW
VMware ESXi 6.5 U3 (Factory installed) B6U0
VMware ESXi 6.7 U2 (Factory Installed) B6U1
VMware ESXi 6.7 U3 (Factory installed) B88T

VMware vSAN, vSphere, and vCenter Server software licenses and support are required for ThinkAgile VX Series appliances. Customers are required to purchase VMware vSAN licenses for VX Series appliances from Lenovo. For VMware vSphere and vCenter Server, customers can use the existing VMware software licenses and active support contracts, or they can purchase software licenses and support from Lenovo or VMware.

Lenovo offers the following VMware software license and support options for ThinkAgile VX Series appliances:

Configuration notes:

  • The selection of vSAN licenses is required: Standalone licenses, HCI bundle licenses, VDI solution licenses, or VCF licenses.
    Important: The Horizon 7 Standard license does not include vSAN; standalone vSAN license options must be selected with the Horizon 7 Standard.
  • VMware software licenses are available with 3-year or 5-year software support (matches the duration of the selected hardware warranty period).
  • The quantity of VM-based licenses is specified based on the VM requirements.
  • The quantity of CCU-based licenses is specified based on the concurrent user requirements.

VMware vSAN License and Subscription

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

  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 Standard provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations.
  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 Advanced provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations with space efficiency features (compression, deduplication, and erasure coding).
  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 Enterprise provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations with space efficiency features (compression, deduplication, and erasure coding), stringent security (data-at-rest encryption), and advanced failure protection (stretched cluster).
  • VMware Virtual SAN 6 for Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) provides support for hybrid and all-flash storage configurations for up to 25 virtual machines at remote locations.

VMware vSAN selection options for the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances are listed in the following table.

Table 23. VMware vSAN selection options
Description Feature code
VMware Virtual SAN 6 Standard B2Q7
VMware Virtual SAN 6 Advanced B2Q8
VMware Virtual SAN 6 Enterprise B2Q9
VMware Virtual SAN 6 for Remote Office Branch Office (25 VM Pack) B2QA

The following table lists the VMware vSAN License and Subscription options that are derived by the configurator based on the selected software edition and warranty period.

Table 24. VMware vSAN License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
vSAN 6 Standard
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/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/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/3Yr Support 7S06004WWW B2C9
VMware vSAN 6 Standard for Rmt Off Brnch Off 25VM Pk w/5Yr Support 7S060086WW B2FK

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)*
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 Series appliances:

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

VMware vSphere selection options for the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances are listed in the following table.

Table 26. VMware vSphere selection options
Description Feature code
VMware vSphere 6 Standard B2Q0
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus B2Q1
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Office Branch Office Standard B2Q3
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Office Branch Office Advanced B2Q4

The following table lists the VMware vSphere License and Subscription options that are derived by the configurator based on the selected software edition and warranty period.

Table 27. VMware vSphere License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
vSphere 6 Standard
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/3Yr Support 7S06003EWW B2AT
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S06006QWW B2E3
vSphere 6 Remote Office Branch Office Standard
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Office Branch Office Standard (25 VM Pack) w/3Yr S&S 7S06003KWW B2AY
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Office Branch Office Standard (25 VM Pack) w/5Yr S&S 7S06006VWW B2E8
vSphere 6 Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Office Branch Office Advanced (25 VM Pack) w/3Yr S&S 7S06003LWW B2AZ
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Office Branch Office Advanced (25 VM Pack) w/5Yr S&S 7S06006WWW B2E9

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

Table 28. VMware vSphere software editions feature comparison
Feature VMware vSphere software edition
Standard Enterprise
Plus
ROBO
Standard
ROBO
Advanced
Licensing Processor-based (per 1 processor) VM-based (per 25 VMs)
Hypervisor Yes Yes Yes Yes
vMotion Yes Yes Yes Yes
Storage vMotion Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cross-Switch vMotion Yes Yes No No
Fault Tolerance 2 vCPU 8 vCPU 2 vCPU 4 vCPU
Data Protection and Replication Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Volumes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Storage-Policy Based Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
APIs for Storage Awareness Yes Yes No No
APIs for Array Integration, Multipathing Yes Yes No No
Content Library Yes Yes No No
vCenter High Availability Yes* Yes* No No
vCenter Backup and Restore Yes* Yes* No No
vCenter Server Appliance Migration Tool Yes* Yes* No No
Virtual Machine Encryption No Yes No No
Proactive High Availability No Yes No No
vSphere Integrated Containers No Yes No Yes
Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) No Yes No No
Distributed Power Management No Yes No No
Big Data Extensions No Yes No No
Distributed Switch No Yes No Yes
Storage DRS No Yes No No
I/O Controls (Network and Storage) and SR-IOV No Yes No No
Host Profiles and Auto Deploy No Yes No Yes
Flash Read Cache No Yes No No
Cross-vCenter and Long Distance vMotion No Yes No No
vGPU No Yes No No

* Requires vCenter Server Standard.

VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription

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

  • VMware HCI Kit Essentials (For 3 nodes):
    • vSphere Essentials Plus
    • vSAN Standard
  • VMware HCI Kit Standard (Per CPU):
    • vSphere Standard
    • vSAN Standard
  • VMware HCI Kit Advanced (Per CPU):
    • vSphere Enterprise Plus
    • vSAN Advanced
  • VMware HCI Kit Enterprise (Per CPU):
    • vSphere Enterprise Plus
    • vSAN Enterprise

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

VMware HCI Kit selection options for the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances are listed in the following table.

Table 29. VMware HCI Kit selection options
Description Feature code
VMware 6 HCI Kit Essentials for 3 Nodes (each node with up to two processors) BAKF
VMware 6 HCI Kit Standard BAKE
VMware 6 HCI Kit Advanced B2PY
VMware 6 HCI Kit Enterprise B2PZ

The following table lists the VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription options that are derived by the configurator based on the selected software edition and warranty period.

Table 30. VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
HCI Kit Essentials
VMware HCI Kit Essentials for 3 Nodes w/3Yr Support 7S0600A9WW S04F
VMware HCI Kit Essentials for 3 Nodes w/5Yr Support 7S0600ACWW S04J
HCI Kit Standard
VMware HCI Kit Standard (Per CPU) w/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/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/3Yr Support 7S060059WW B2CN
VMware HCI Kit Enterprise (Per CPU) w/5Yr Support 7S06008KWW B2FY

VMware Horizon 7 License and Subscription

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

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

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

VMware Horizon 7 selection options for the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances are listed in the following table.

Table 31. VMware Horizon 7 selection options
Description Feature code
VMware vSphere 7 Horizon Standard (concurrent users) B2Z3
VMware vSphere 7 Horizon Advanced (concurrent users) B2Z4
VMware vSphere 7 Horizon Advanced (named users) B2Z5
VMware vSphere 7 Horizon Enterprise (concurrent users) B2Z6
VMware vSphere 7 Horizon Enterprise (named users) B2Z7

The following table lists the VMware Horizon License and Subscription options that are derived by the configurator based on the selected number of users, software edition, and warranty period.

Table 32. VMware Horizon License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
Horizon 7 Standard
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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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 33. VMware Horizon software editions feature comparison
Feature VMware Horizon software edition
Standard Advanced Enterprise
Licensing User-based (per 10 or 100 users)
Concurrent Users Yes Yes Yes
Named Users No Yes Yes
Windows Virtual Desktops Yes Yes Yes
Linux Virtual Desktops No No Yes
Packaged Applications Yes Yes Yes
Hosted Applications No Yes Yes
Session-based Desktops No Yes Yes
Single Sign-On for Application and Desktop Access No Yes Yes
Image Management for Physical Desktop No Yes Yes
Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business No Yes Yes
Session Collaboration No No Yes
Real-time Application Delivery No No Yes
Just-in-Time Delivery with Instant Clone Technology No No Yes
User, Profile, and Policy Management No No Yes
Health Monitoring and Performance Analytics No No Yes
Capacity Management: Planning and Optimization No No Yes
Help Desk Tool No No Yes

VMware Cloud Foundation

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

The following Cloud Foundation License and Subscription options are offered:

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

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

VMware VCF selection options for the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances are listed in the following table.

Table 34. VMware VCF selection options
Description Feature code
VMware Cloud Foundation Basic (1 CPU) BAAM
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (1 CPU) BAAN
VMware Cloud Foundation Advanced (1 CPU) BAAP
VMware Cloud Foundation Enterprise (1 CPU) BAAQ
VCF for VDI: SDDC Manager, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT (concurrent users) BAAR
VCF for VDI: SDDC Manager and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT (concurrent users) BAAS
VCF for VDI: SDDC Manager and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT (concurrent users) BAAT

The following table lists the VMware Cloud Foundation License and Subscription options that are derived by the configurator based on the selected number of users (for concurrent user [CCU]-based licenses), software edition, and warranty period.

Table 35. VMware Cloud Foundation License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
VMware Cloud Foundation Basic
VMware Cloud Foundation Basic (Per CPU) w/3Yr Subscription and Support 7S0600D1WW S1RR
VMware Cloud Foundation Basic (Per CPU) w/5Yr Subscription and Support 7S0600D2WW S1RS
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (Per CPU) w/3Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DNWW S1SC
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (Per CPU) w/5Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DPWW S1SD
VMware Cloud Foundation Advanced
VMware Cloud Foundation Advanced (Per CPU) w/3Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DRWW S1SF
VMware Cloud Foundation Advanced (Per CPU) w/5Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DSWW S1SG
VMware Cloud Foundation Enterprise
VMware Cloud Foundation Enterprise (Per CPU) w/3Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DUWW S1SJ
VMware Cloud Foundation Enterprise (Per CPU) w/5Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DVWW S1SK
VMware Cloud Foundation for VDI with NSX Data Center Advanced and Horizon Enterprise
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600D7WW S1RX
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600D8WW S1RY
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600D4WW S1RU
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600D5WW S1RV
VMware Cloud Foundation for VDI with NSX Data Center Advanced (no Horizon included)
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600DDWW S1S3
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600DEWW S1S4
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600DAWW S1Z7
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600DBWW S1Z8
VMware Cloud Foundation for VDI with NSX Data Center Enterprise plus (no Horizon included)
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600DKWW S1S9
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600DLWW S1SA
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600DGWW S1S6
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600DHWW S1S7

VMware vCenter Server License and Subscription

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 Series appliances. 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 license purchased from Lenovo includes three or five years of support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected hardware warranty period).

VMware vCenter Server selection options for the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances are listed in the following table.

Table 36. VMware vCenter Server selection options
Description Feature code
VMware vCenter Server 6 Foundation B2Q6
VMware vCenter Server 6 Standard B2Q5

The following table lists the VMware vCenter License and Subscription options that are derived by the configurator based on the selected software edition and warranty period.

Table 37. 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/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/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 VX1320 appliances support the following systems management tools:

Lenovo XClarity Controller

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliances contain Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise, which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and alerting functions.

XClarity Controller Enterprise offers the following capabilities for the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances:

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

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

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

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

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 used for managing ThinkAgile VX Series appliances, and it comes with the Lenovo XClarity Pro subscription license that provides software support for XClarity Administrator and XClarity Integrator for VMware for the duration of the selected warranty period.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers the following features:

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

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

Lenovo XClarity 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 appliance hardware from the virtualization management tool
  • Deployment of firmware updates to VX Series appliances from the virtualization management tool
  • Non-disruptive server maintenance in clustered environments that reduces workload downtime by dynamically migrating workloads from affected hosts during rolling server updates or reboots
  • Greater service level uptime and assurance in clustered environments during unplanned hardware events by dynamically triggering workload migration from impacted hosts when impending hardware failures are predicted

For more information, 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 license is included in the XClarity Controller Enterprise upgrade.

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

Physical specifications

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliances have the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 43 mm (1.7 in)
  • Width: 434 mm (17.1 in)
  • Depth: 498 mm (19.6 in)
  • Weight (maximum): 12.3 kg (27.1 lb)

Operating environment

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance complies with ASHRAE class A2 specifications. The appliance performance might be impacted when the operating temperature is outside the ASHRAE A2 specifications or in case of a system fan failure. Depending on the hardware configuration, some appliance configurations comply with ASHRAE class A3 specifications. To comply with ASHRAE class A3 specifications, the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliances must be configured with 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays and a processor of up to 80 W TDP.

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliance is supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating:
      • 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: 3050 m (10,000 ft)
  • Humidity:
    • Operating:
      • 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
    • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz / 60 Hz
  • Acoustics:
    • Minimum configuration:
      • Operating: 5.3 bels
      • Idle: 4.9 bels
    • Maximum configuration:
      • Operating: 5.7 bels
      • Idle: 5.4 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: 50 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 38. Rated system power, inlet current, and system heat output
Power supply Source voltage Maximum power
load per system
Rated current
per inlet
System
heat output
300 W Gold
(One power supply)
100 - 127 V AC 334 W 4 A 1139 BTU/hour
200 - 240 V AC 326 W 2 A 1111 BTU/hour
450 W Platinum
(Two power supplies)
100 - 127 V AC 503 W 5.8 A 1717 BTU/hour
200 - 240 V AC 484 W 2.9 A 1650 BTU/hour

Regulatory compliance

The ThinkAgile VX1320 appliances conform to the following regulations:

  • United States FCC Title 47 CFR Part 15 Subpart B
  • Canada ICES-003/NMB-03, Class A
  • UL62368-1
  • Mexico NOM-019
  • Argentina IEC60950-1
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 32, Class A
  • China CCC GB4943.1, GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1, CECP, CELP
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1; CNS15663
  • Korea KN32, Class A; KN35
  • Russia, Belorussia, and Kazakhstan TR CU 020/2011 and TR CU 004/2011
  • IEC 60950-1, IEC 62368-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • Europe CE Mark (EN55032 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN50581, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN62368-1)
  • CISPR 32, Class A
  • Germany TUV-GS (EK1-ITB2000, EN62368-1)
  • Reduction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS)

Warranty and support

The ThinkAgile VX Series appliances can be configured with a three- or five-year hardware warranty with 24x7 ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support (Lenovo server hardware and VMware software; requires an active software support contract purchased either from VMware or Lenovo) and various levels of coverage with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

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

The base warranty provides 9x5 Next Business Day response with parts delivered. Lenovo’s additional support services provide a sophisticated, unified support structure for a customer's data center, with an experience consistently ranked number one in customer satisfaction worldwide.

The following Lenovo support services are available for selection:

  • Premier Support provides a Lenovo-owned customer experience and delivers direct access to technicians skilled in hardware, software, and advanced troubleshooting, in addition to the following capabilities:  
    • Direct technician-to-technician access through a dedicated phone line.
    • 24x7x365 remote support.
    • Single point of contact service.
    • End to end case management.
    • 3rd Party collaborative software support. 
    • Online case tools and live chat support.
    • On-demand remote system analysis.
  • Warranty service level upgrades (Preconfigured Support) are available to meet the on-site response time targets that match the criticality of customer's systems:
    • 3 or 5 years of service coverage.
    • Foundation Service: 9x5 service coverage with next business day onsite response, with optional YourDrive YourData.
    • Essential Service: 24x7 service coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (available only in select regions), bundled with YourDrive YourData.
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select regions), bundled with YourDrive YourData.
  • Managed Services

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

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

  • Technical Account Management (TAM)

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

  • Enterprise Software Support

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

  • YourDrive YourData

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

  • Health Check

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

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

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

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

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

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

Software maintenance

The ThinkAgile VX Series appliances include a three-year or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected hardware warranty period) 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 Series appliances, 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

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.

Deployment services

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

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

The following Lenovo deployment services are available for the ThinkAgile VX Series appliances 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 VX1320 appliances for network connectivity.

Table 39. Ethernet LAN switches
Description Part
number
1 Gb Ethernet switches (Out-of-band hardware management or 1 GbE host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7Y810011WW
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152TO RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE) 7Z320O11WW   
Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front) 7159BAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front) 7159CAX
Lenovo CE0128TB Switch (3-Year Warranty) 7Z340011WW
Lenovo CE0128TB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty) 7Z360011WW
Lenovo CE0128PB Switch (3-Year Warranty) 7Z340012WW
Lenovo CE0128PB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty) 7Z360012WW
Lenovo CE0152TB Switch (3-Year Warranty) 7Z350021WW
Lenovo CE0152TB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty) 7Z370021WW
Lenovo CE0152PB Switch (3-Year Warranty) 7Z350022WW
Lenovo CE0152PB Switch (Limited Lifetime Warranty) 7Z370022WW
10 Gb Ethernet switches (10 GbE host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159A1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159B1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159C1X
Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front) 7159CRW
25 Gb Ethernet switches (25 GbE host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159E1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE) 7Z210O21WW
100 Gb Ethernet switches (40 GbE/100 GbE aggregation layer; 10 GbE/25 GbE breakout host connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159D1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE10032O RackSwitch (Rear to Front, ONIE) 7Z210O11WW

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

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the rack cabinets that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used for mounting the ThinkAgile VX1320 appliances and other IT infrastructure building blocks.

Table 40. 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 VX1320 appliances and other IT infrastructure building blocks mounted in a rack cabinet.

Table 41. 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 VX1320 appliances and other IT infrastructure building blocks.

Table 42. 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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