Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node for Microsoft Azure Stack HCIProduct Guide

Abstract

Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI are designed for deploying highly available, 2-node hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) from Microsoft on purpose-built Lenovo edge servers in the remote offices/branch offices (ROBO) and at the edge. The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware that is certified for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions.

This product guide provides essential technical and pre-sales information on the Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes, their 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 MX1021 Certified Nodes for Azure Stack HCI and consider their use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the July 21 update

  • Added ThinkAgile MX1021 E2 Enclosure
  • Added wireless connectivity

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes are designed for deploying highly available, 2-node hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) from Microsoft on purpose-built Lenovo edge servers in the remote offices/branch offices (ROBO) and at the edge. The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware that is certified for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions.

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node supports one processor, up to 256 GB of TruDDR4 memory with up to 2400 MHz memory speeds, up to eight M.2 drive bays with a choice of NVMe PCIe or SATA SSDs, and network connectivity with 1 GbE RJ-45, and 10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ ports, with an option for wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi and LTE).

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes are optimized for various types of edge and ROBO workloads that need compute power, data storage, and network closer to where data is generated, such as IoT, and require small compute footprint and operations in rugged environments.

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node is shown in the following figure.

Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node

Did you know?

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes are built on industry-leading Lenovo ThinkSystem servers that feature enterprise-class reliability, management, and security.

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes offer compact design, low power usage, high performance, and security for edge locations.

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes can be wall-mounted, stacked on a shelf, or installed in a rack cabinet, and they are also designed to operate in rugged environments with the ambient temperature of up to 55°C, and extreme shock and vibration.

Key features

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes offer the following key features:

  • Offer quick and convenient path to implement a hyperconverged solution powered by Windows Server 2019 Datacenter with Hyper-V virtualization, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Software Defined Storage (SDS), and optional Software Defined Networking (SDN) network virtualization.
  • Streamline management of Azure Stack HCI with unified single-pane-of-glass for creating and managing VMs, S2D volumes, and virtual networks.
  • Enable consistent, low latency performance with hypervisor-embedded architecture, built-in read and write cache, and support for NVMe PCIe drives.
  • Provide per-VM storage performance management with policy-driven Quality of Service (QoS) and continuous built-in monitoring and alerting with cluster-wide performance and capacity metrics.
  • Sustain drive, server, or component failures with built-in resiliency for continuous availability.
  • Built on proven and reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers that provide compute power and space efficiency for a variety of edge workloads and applications.
  • Provide comprehensive hardware management with advanced systems management capabilities.
  • Deliver fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions.
  • Ready for out-of-box deployment with the optional Windows Server 2019 Datacenter preload.
  • Provide flexibility in using the existing Microsoft Windows Server 2019 enterprise license agreements or purchasing new software licenses from Microsoft or Lenovo.
  • Offer optional Lenovo deployment services to get customers up and running quickly.

Components and connectors

The following figures show the front view of the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes with 10 GbE SFP+ (wired module), 10 GbE RJ-45 (wired module), and 10 GbE SFP+ and 1 GbE SFP (wireless module) ports.

ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node with 10 GbE SFP+ ports: Front view
Figure 2. ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node with 10 GbE SFP+ ports: Front view

ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node with 10 GbE RJ-45 ports: Front view
Figure 3. ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node with 10 GbE RJ-45 ports: Front view

ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node with 10 GbE SFP+ and 1 GbE SFP ports: Front view
Figure 4. ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node with 10 GbE SFP+ and 1 GbE SFP ports: Front view

The front of the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes includes the following components:

  • Two 10 GbE SFP+ or RJ-45 ports.
  • Two 1 GbE SFP ports (wireless module only).
  • Two 1 GbE RJ-45 ports.
  • One (wireless module) or two (wired modules) 1 GbE RJ-45 management ports for XClarity Controller access.
  • Two USB 3.1 G1 ports.
  • One VGA port.
  • One Mini-USB port for XClarity Controller access.
  • Operator panel.
  • Status LEDs.
  • System ID pull-out tab.

The following figures show the rear view of the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes with -48 V DC and 12 V DC PDMs.

ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node with -48 V DC PDM: Rear view
Figure 5. ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node with -48 V DC PDM: Rear view

ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node with 12 V DC PDM: Rear view
Figure 6. ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node with 12 V DC PDM: Rear view

The rear of the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes includes the following components:

  • One PDM:
    • -48 V DC with one terminal block.
    • 12 V DC with two power connectors for 240 W AC power adapters.
  • One RS-232 serial port.
  • Two USB 2.0 ports.

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications for the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes.

Table 1. ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor 1U half-wide node:
  • Rack installation
    • MX1021 E1 Enclosure: 1U two-node (1U2N) rack-mount.
    • MX1021 E2 Enclosure: 2U two-node (2U2N) rack-mount.
  • DIN Rail installation.
  • Wall-mount installation.
  • Desktop installation.
  • Stacked installation.
Processor One Intel Xeon-D 2100 Series processor with integrated PCH and networking (System-on-a-chip [SoC]).
Memory 4 DIMM slots (four processor's memory channels with one DIMM per channel). Support for TruDDR4 2666 MHz 16 GB RDIMMS, 32 GB RDIMMs, or 64 GB LRDIMMs. Memory speeds up to 2400 MHz (depending on processor capabilities).
Note: All memory DIMMs in the certified node must be of the same type and capacity.
Memory capacity Up to 256 GB (A minimum of 64 GB is required).
Memory protection Error correction code (ECC), Single Device Data Correction (SDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs), patrol scrubbing, and demand scrubbing.
Internal storage
  • Single-tier:
    • 4 M.2 SATA SSDs; or
    • From 4 to 8 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs.
  • Two-tier: Two NVMe PCIe high endurance SSDs (cache) and from 4 to 6 NVMe PCIe SSDs (capacity).
Notes:
  • For single-tier configurations, all SSDs (SATA or NVMe PCIe) in the certified node must be of the same model and capacity (same feature code).
  • For two-tier configurations, all cache SSDs (NVMe PCIe high endurance) must be of the same model and capacity, and all capacity SSDs (NVMe PCIe) must be of the same model and capacity.
  • Mixing SATA SDDs and NVMe PCIe SSDs in the certified node is not allowed.
Drive bays
  • 4x M.2 SATA/NVMe non-hot-swap drive sockets; or
  • 8x M.2 NVMe non-hot-swap drive sockets.
Drive capacities
  • M.2 6 Gbps SATA SSDs up to 1.92 TB.
  • M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SED high endurance SSDs up to 650 GB.
  • M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SED SSDs up to 2 TB.
Storage controller
  • 6 Gbps SATA AHCI (Processor's PCH); or
  • PCIe 3.0 NVMe (Processor's PCIe controller).
Network interfaces
  • 2x 10 GbE (10 Gbps) RJ-45 and 2x 1 GbE (10/100/1000 Mbps) RJ-45 ports; or
  • 2x 10 GbE (10 Gbps) SFP+ and 2x 1 GbE (10/100/1000 Mbps) RJ-45 ports; or 
  • 2x 10 GbE (10 Gbps) SFP+, 2x 1 GbE (1 Gbps) SFP, and 2x 1 GbE (10/100/1000 Mbps) RJ-45 ports, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), and LTE (optional).
    Note: Wi-Fi and LTE interfaces have two external antennas.
Boot drive 2x 480 GB M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs (RAID-1).
Ports
  • Front: 2x USB 3.1 G1 ports, 1x VGA port, 1x Mini USB 2.0 port for XClarity Controller access, and 2x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet ports for systems management.
  • Rear: 2x USB 2.0 ports and 1x RJ-45 RS-232 serial port.
Cooling Three non-hot-swap system fans.
Power modules
  • One -48 V DC (-40 to -72 V DC) power module; or
  • One 12 V power module with one or two 240 W (100 to 240 V AC) adapters.
Video Matrox G200 with 16 MB memory integrated into the XClarity Controller. Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 at 60 Hz with 32 bits per pixel.
Systems management Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), Lenovo XClarity Administrator (optional), Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Microsoft System Center (optional), Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Microsoft Admin Center (optional), Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager (optional).
Security features System Lockdown Mode, motion detection, power-on password, administrator's password, secure firmware updates, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0, chassis intrusion detection (optional), security-lock slot with intelligent lock position switch, lockable front bezel (optional), and self-encrypting drives (optional).
Software Windows Server 2019 Datacenter with Hyper-V, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), and Software Defined Networking (SDN) (optional) (software licenses can be purchased from Lenovo or provided by the customer).
Warranty and support Three-, four-, or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with selectable service levels: 9x5 coverage with next business day (NBD) parts delivered (base warranty), 9x5 coverage with NBD onsite response (Foundation Service), 24x7 coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (select areas) (Essential Service), or 24x7 coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (select areas) (Advanced Service). Also available are 1-year and 2-year post-warranty extensions, YourDrive YourData, and Enterprise Software Support.
Dimensions Node (standalone):
  • Height 43 mm (1.7 in.)
  • Width: 209 mm (8.2 in.)
  • Depth: 376 mm (14.8 in.)
Node (with the node sleeve):
  • Height 49 mm (1.9 in.)
  • Width: 217 mm (8.5 in.)
  • Depth: 422 mm (16.6 in.)
E1 Enclosure:
  • Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.)
  • Width: 435 mm (17.1 in.)
  • Depth: 736 mm (29.0 in.)
E2 Enclosure:
  • Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width: 435 mm (17.1 in.)
  • Depth: 441 mm (17.4 in.)
Weight
  • Node (fully-configured): 3.6 kg (7.9 lb).
  • E1 enclosure (with two fully-configured nodes and four AC power adapters): 15 kg (33.1 lb).
  • E2 enclosure (with two fully-configured nodes and four AC power adapters): 15 kg (33.1 lb).

Factory-integrated models

Factory-integrated models of the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes are configured by using the Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC):
http://dcsc.lenovo.com

The following table lists the CTO base models of the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes and Enclosure.

Table 2. CTO base models
Description Machine Type/Model
ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node 7D1BCTOAWW
ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node (India only) 7D2UCTO1WW
ThinkAgile MX1021 E1 Enclosure 7D22CTO1WW
ThinkAgile MX1021 E2 Enclosure 7D22CTO2WW

The following table lists the base chassis for the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes and Enclosure.

Table 3. Base chassis
Description Feature code
ThinkAgile MX Edge Server Chassis BCGF
ThinkAgile MX Enclosure for Mounting MX1021 Side by Side in Rack BCGG

Configuration note: The ThinkAgile MX1021 Enclosure is required for selection for mounting two ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes in a rack cabinet.

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes ship with the following items:

  • Activation Flyer
  • DCG IoT Compliance Booklet
  • One or two AC power adapters (per node, for certified nodes with the 12 V PDM)
  • One DC or AC, or two AC customer-selected power cables (per node)
  • Slide Rail (if configured with the enclosure)
  • Cable Management Arm (if configured with the enclosure)

Processors

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes ship with one processor that is embedded into the system board. The following table lists the processor options that are available for selection.

Table 4. Processor selection options
Description Feature code
NA, LA* EMEA, AP**
ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Server Intel Xeon D-2143IT 8C 65W 2.20 GHz B93A B6ES
ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Server Intel Xeon D-2163IT 12C 75W 2.10 GHz B93C B6EU
ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Server Intel Xeon D-2166NT 12C 85W 2.00 GHz B93D B6EV
ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Server Intel Xeon D-2183IT 16C 100W 2.20 GHz B93B B6ET

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

The following table lists the specifications of the processors for the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes.

Table 5. CPU specifications (HT: Hyper-Threading, TB: Turbo Boost 2.0, VT: Virtualization Technology)
CPU
model
Cores /
threads
Core speed
(Base / TB Max)
Cache Max DDR4
speed
Max memory
capacity
TDP
HT
TB
VT-x
VT-d
Intel Xeon Silver processors
D-2143IT 8 / 16 2.2 / 3.0 GHz 11 MB 2133 MHz 512 GB 65 W Y Y Y Y
D-2163IT 12 / 24 2.1 / 3.0 GHz 17 MB 2133 MHz 512 GB 75 W Y Y Y Y
D-2166NT 12 / 24 2.0 / 3.0 GHz 17 MB 2133 MHz 512 GB 85 W Y Y Y Y
D-2183IT 16 / 32 2.2 / 3.0 GHz 22 MB 2400 MHz 512 GB 100 W Y Y Y Y

Memory

The ThinkAgile MX1021 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 ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes support up to four DIMMs. The processor has four memory channels, and there is one DIMM per channel.

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The certified node supports from 64 GB to 256 GB of memory capacity.
  • The certified node supports RDIMMs and LRDIMMs with the rated speeds of 2666 MHz.
  • All DIMMs in the certified node operate at the same speed, which is determined by the maximum memory speed supported by the specific processor (2133 MHz or 2400 MHz).
    Note: Maximum memory speed can be achieved when Max performance mode is enabled in UEFI.
  • All DIMMs in the certified node must be of the same type and capacity (the same part number of feature code).

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

  • ECC
  • SDDC (for x4-based memory DIMMs)
  • 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 Maximum quantity
RDIMMs - 2666 MHz
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01303 AUNC 4
ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 7X77A01304 AUND 4
LRDIMMs - 2666 MHz
ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) LRDIMM 7X77A01305 AUNE 4

Internal storage

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes support the following configurations for data storage:

  • 4x M.2 SATA/NVMe non-hot-swap drive sockets; or
  • 8x M.2 NVMe non-hot-swap drive sockets

In addition, the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes support two internal M.2 SATA SSDs for the Windows Server boot volume.

The following table lists the internal storage options for the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes.

Table 7. Internal storage options
Description Feature code Maximum quantity
Riser cages
PCIe Riser Cage B6FD 1
PCIe Riser Cage (Extreme Shock & Vibe) BAGF 1
M.2 Riser Cage Assembly B6FE 1
M.2 Riser Cage Assembly (Extreme Shock & Vibe) BAGG 1
Data drive enablement kits
M.2 SATA/NVMe 4-bay Data Drive Enablement Kit B6FF 2
M.2 SATA/NVMe 4-bay Data Drive Enablement Kit (Extreme Shock & Vibe) BBZ5 2
Boot drive enablement kit
M.2 Mirroring Enablement Kit B88P 1

The following table lists supported internal storage configurations.

Table 8. Internal storage configurations

Drive quantity
(min / max)
M.2 data storage
configuration
Riser Cage Data drive enablement kit quantity and
M.2 socket interface type^
PCIe M.2
4 / 4 4x SATA/NVMe
non-hot-swap
1 0 1x M.2 SATA/NVMe 4-bay Data Drive Enablement Kit:
  • 6 Gb SATA AHCI (4); or
  • PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (4)
0 1
4 / 8 8x NVMe
non-hot-swap
0 1 2x M.2 SATA/NVMe 4-bay Data Drive Enablement Kits:
  • PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (4+4)

^ The numbers in brackets (x or x+y) specify the quantity of M.2 drive sockets connected to each of the data drive enablement kits.

Configuration notes:

  • One riser cage and one or two data drive enablement kits are required for selection.
  • The SATA interface in the enablement kit provides 4x SATA 6 Gbps ports that are routed from the SATA AHCI controller in the PCH for JBOD (non-RAID) connectivity to the SATA SSDs in the M.2 drive sockets.
  • The NVMe interface in the enablement kit provides 4x PCIe 3.0 x4 ports that are routed directly from the processor for JBOD (non-RAID) connectivity to the NVMe PCIe SSDs in the M.2 drive sockets.
  • Mixing SATA SSDs and NVMe PCIe SSDs in the certified node not allowed.
  • The M.2 Mirroring Enablement Kit is connected to the PCH via the PCIe link, and the kit supports two M.2 SATA SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group for a boot volume.
  • To enable selection for operations under the Extreme Shock and Vibration (feature code BCDN) environmental conditions, the Extreme Shock and Vibe Riser Cage (feature code BAGF or BAGG) and Drive Enablement Kit (feature code BBZ5) must be selected.

Drives for internal storage

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

Table 9. Drive options for boot volume
Description Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem M.2 480GB Industrial A600i SATA SSD B91K 2

The following table lists drive options for the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes.

Table 10. M.2 drive options for ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
NVMe High Endurance SED SSD - P4511
ThinkSystem M.2 650GB P4511 NVMe SED High Endurance SSD 4XB7A39426 B75C 2 / 8
NVMe SED SSDs - P4511
ThinkSystem M.2 1TB P4511 NVMe SED SSD 4XB7A39427 B75D 4 / 8
ThinkSystem M.2 2TB P4511 NVMe SED SSD 4XB7A39428 B75E 4 / 8
SATA 6Gbps SSDs - 5100
ThinkSystem M.2 5100 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 7SD7A05703 B11V 4 / 4
ThinkSystem M.2 5100 960GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A14048 B5UP 4 / 4
ThinkSystem M.2 1.92TB 5100 Pro SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A39425 B75B 4 / 4

Configuration notes:

  • The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node supports the following data drive configurations:
    • Single-tier:
      • 4 SATA SSDs; or
      • From 4 to 8 NVMe PCIe SSDs.
    • Two-tier: Two NVMe PCIe high endurance SSDs (cache) and from 4 to 6 NVMe PCIe SSDs (capacity).
  • For single-tier configurations, all SSDs (SATA or NVMe PCIe) in the certified node must be of the same model and capacity (same feature code).
  • For two-tier configurations, all cache SSDs (NVMe PCIe high endurance) must be of the same model and capacity (same feature code), and all capacity SSDs (NVMe PCIe) must be of the same model and capacity (same feature code).
  • Mixing SATA SDDs and NVMe PCIe SSDs in the certified node is not allowed.

Network connectivity

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes provide the following network connectivity interfaces with the network modules that use the Intel Ethernet Connection X722 10 GbE technology integrated into the Intel Xeon D-2100 Series processors:

  • Two 10 GbE SFP+ and two 1 GbE RJ-45 ports; or
  • Two 10 GbE RJ-45 and two 1 GbE RJ-45 ports; or
  • Two 10 GbE RJ-45, two 1 GbE SFP, and two 1 GbE RJ-45 ports, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), and LTE (optional).
    Note: Wi-Fi and LTE interfaces have two external antennas.

The following table lists the network modules available for selection.

Table 11. Network module selection options
Description Feature code Maximum quantity
Network modules
10GbE RJ-45 2-Port, 1GbE (10/100/1000 Mb) RJ-45 2-Port Intel i350 B7Z7 1
10GbE SFP+ 2-Port, 1GbE (10/100/1000 Mb) RJ-45 2-Port Intel i350 B6F4 1
10GbE SFP+ 2-Port, 1GbE (10/100/1000 Mb) RJ-45 2-Port Intel i350 (Extreme Shock&Vibe) BBZ7 1
10GbE SFP+ 2-Port, 1GbE SFP 2-Port Switch, Wireless Capable B6F3 1
10GbE SFP+ 2-Port, 1GbE SFP 2-Port Switch, Wireless Capable (Extreme Shock&Vibe) BBZ6 1
Wireless modules for wireless-capable network modules (feature codes B6F3 or BBZ6)
ThinkSystem M.2 WiFi Module B6XJ 1
ThinkSystem M.2 WWAN LTE Module B6XK 1

Configuration notes:

  • A network module is required for selection.
  • If a Wireless Capable module (feature code B6F3 or BBZ6) is selected, the WiFi Module (feature code B6XJ) is required for selection, and the WWAN LTE Module (feature code B6XK) is optional (allowed for selection only in addition to the WiFi Module).
  • To enable selection for operations under the Extreme Shock and Vibration (feature code BCDN) environmental conditions, the 10 GbE SFP+ Extreme Shock and Vibe (feature code BBZ7), 10 GbE RJ-45 (feature code B7Z7), or 10 GBE SFP+ Wireless Capable (feature code BBZ6) must be selected.
  • 10 GbE ports support iWARP (RDMA over IP).
  • 10 GbE Port 1 on the network modules supports direct connectivity to the XClarity Controller via the Network Controller Sideband Interface (NSCI) for out-of-band systems management.
  • A two-node cluster supports direct node-to-node (no external switch is needed) or switched (an external switch is needed) network connectivity with the network ports on the network modules.
  • Supported DAC cables should be purchased for the SFP+ network ports, and UTP Category 6 cables should be purchased for the 10 GbE or 1 GbE RJ-45 network ports. The maximum number of cables that are supported per network module equals the quantity of the network module ports, and all network ports must have the same type of the 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 12. Cables for 10 GbE and 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
Description Part number Feature code
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

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

Table 13. DAC cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Description Part number Feature code
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

Power supplies and cables

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes can be configured with one -48 V DC power distribution module (PDM), or one 12 V PDM and one or two 240 W AC power adapters. The following table lists the power selection options.

Table 14. Power module selection
Description Feature code Maximum quantity per node
Power distribution modules
ThinkSystem SE350 -48VDC PDM (-40VDC to -72VDC) (Worldwide) BAG6 1
ThinkSystem SE350 -48VDC PDM (-40VDC to -72VDC) (PRC only) B6FV 1
ThinkSystem SE350 12V PDM B6FU 1
AC Adapter
ThinkSystem SE350 240W AC Adapter B6FW 2

Configuration notes:

  • One of the PDMs is required for selection.
  • If the 12 V PDM is selected, a minimum of one and a maximum of two 240 W AC adapters are required for selection.
  • With two 240 W AC power adapters, the node is capable of N+N redundancy, depending on the configuration.
  • To ensure that the proper quantity of 240 W AC power adapters is chosen for optimal performance, or configuration is capable of N+N redundancy, it is highly recommended to validate the node 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 ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes ship with one (-48V DC PDM, or 12V PDM and one AC power adapter) or two (12V PDM and two AC power adapters) customer-configured power cords per node. The following table lists the rack power cables and line cords that are available for selection.

Table 15. Power cables
Description Feature code
DC power cord
ThinkSystem SE350 -48V DC Power Cord (2.0m) B7FE
AC rack power cables
1.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable A4VP
1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 6201
2.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable B0N4
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 6311
4.3m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 6263
AC line cords
2.8m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 6386
2.8m, 10A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 6313
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 Line Cord 6211
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A Line Cord 6215
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE7-VII Line Cord 6212
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 6217
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 6317
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a Line Cord 6213
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Line Cord 6210
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 Line Cord 6222
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 Line Cord 6269
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR 14136 Line Cord 6532
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord A1RF
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 6214
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 6216
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 6218
2.8m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line cord A1RE
2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 6533
2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 6219
4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord AX8B
4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 6370
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 Line Cord 6574
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A Line Cord 6577
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE7-VII Line Cord 6572
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 6493
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 6531
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a Line Cord 6575
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Line Cord 6580
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 Line Cord 6492
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 Line Cord 6567
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR14136 Line Cord 6404
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord 6373
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 6576
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 6578
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 6579
4.3m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 6335
4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 6495
4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 6494

Mounting

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes support the following mounting capabilities.

The following table lists the mounting options that are available for selection for the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes.

Table 16. Mounting selection options
Description Feature code
Configure with MX E1 Enclosure for Mounting MX1021 Side by Side in Rack BD1P
Configure with MX E2 Enclosure for Mounting MX1021 Side by Side in Rack BF11
DIN Rail Mount Kit B753
Wall Mount Kit B752
Desktop Mode B755
Stacking Mount Kit B754

Rack installation

Two ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes can be installed in the ThinkAgile MX1021 E1 (1U) or E2 (2U) Enclosure for mounting in a rack cabinet. The following table lists the rack installation options that are available for the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes.

Table 17. Rack installation
Description Feature code Maximum quantity per enclosure
Rail kit and CMA for MX1021 E1 Enclosure
1U and 2U Slide Rail (4-post) AVAL 1
CMA (1U) AVAX 1
Rail kits for MX1021 E2 Enclosure
ThinkSystem Short Rack Rail Kit (4-post) B7L3 1
ThinkSystem Friction 2-Post Screw-in Rail Kit (2-post) B6H2 1
Dust filter
ThinkSystem Enclosure Edge Server - Rack Dust Filter B6PY 2

The following table summarizes the rail kit features and specifications.

Table 18. Rail kit features and specifications summary
Feature 4-Post Slide Rail 4-Post Short Rail Kit 2-Post Screw-in Rail Kit
Feature code AVAL B7L3 B6H2
CMA Optional (feature AVAX)* None None
Rail length 807 mm (31.8 in.) 484.0 mm (19.1 in.) 486.2 mm (19.2 in.)
Rail type Full-out slide (ball bearing) Half-out slide (friction) Half-out slide (friction)
Tool-less installation Yes Yes No
In-rack node maintenance Yes No No
1U PDU support Yes Yes Yes
0U PDU support Limited** Yes Not applicable
Rack type 4-post, EIA
standard-compliant
4-post, EIA
standard-compliant
2-post, EIA
standard-compliant
Mounting holes Square or round Square or round Square, round, or threaded
Mounting flange thickness 2 mm (0.08 in.) –
3.3 mm (0.13 in.)
2 mm (0.08 in.) –
3.3 mm (0.13 in.)
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.)
355.6 mm (14 in.) –
609.6 mm (24 in.)
Not applicable

* If a CMA is used, the rack cabinet must be at least 1100 mm (43.31 in.) deep.
** If a 0U PDU is used, the rack cabinet must be at least 1100 mm (43.31 in.) deep if no CMA is used, or at least 1200 mm (47.24 in.) deep if a CMA is used.

^ Measured when mounted on the rack, from the front surface of the front mounting flange to the rear most point of the rail.

Configuration note: MX1021 E1 and E2 enclosures do not support MX1021 nodes with the wireless network modules.

DIN Rail installation

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes can be mounted on a DIN Rail vertically by using the installation options listed in the following table.

Table 19. DIN Rail installation
Description Feature code Quantity
per node
ThinkSystem SE350 DIN Rail Kit B6F1 1
ThinkSystem SE350 DIN Mount Kit (Extreme Shock & Vibe) B87S 1
ThinkSystem SE350 Node Sleeve B6EZ 1
ThinkSystem SE350 AC Adapter Bracket B6F0 1

Configuration notes:

  • Either DIN Rail Kit (feature code B6F1) or DIN Mount Kit (Extreme Shock & Vibe) (feature code B87S) is required for selection (but not both kits at the same time).
  • To enable selection for operations under the Extreme Shock and Vibration (feature code BCDN) environmental conditions, the DIN Mount Kit (Extreme Shock & Vibe) (feature code B87S) must be selected.

Wall-mount installation

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes can be mounted on a wall vertically by using the installation options listed in the following table.

Table 20. Wall-mount installation
Description Feature code Quantity
per node
ThinkSystem SE350 Node Sleeve B6EZ 1
ThinkSystem SE350 AC Adapter Bracket B6F0 1

Desktop installation

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes can be placed on a horizontal surface by using the installation options listed in the following table.

Table 21. Desktop installation
Description Feature code Quantity
per node
ThinkSystem SE350 Rubber Feet (contains 4 rubber feet) B6Q3 1

Stacked installation

Two ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes can be attached to each other and placed on a horizontal surface (stacked) by using the installation options listed in the following table.

Table 22. Stacked installation
Description Feature code Quantity
per node
ThinkSystem SE350 Node Sleeve (includes 4 rubber feet) B6EZ 1

Software

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes support the Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition with Hyper-V, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, and optional Software Defined Networking. Windows Server Datacenter is installed on the 2x 480 GB internal M.2 SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group.

Customers can use the existing Windows Server 2019 Datacenter software licenses, or they can purchase new software licenses from Lenovo or Microsoft. If the licenses are purchased from Lenovo, Windows Server 2019 can be factory-installed or shipped in the box with the certified node for the installation at the customer site.

The following table lists the Windows Server software options that are available for selection from Lenovo.

Table 23. Windows Server Datacenter software selection options
Description Feature code
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (Factory-installed)
Windows Server Datacenter 2019 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - English (factory installed) B6P2
Windows Server Datacenter 2019 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Japanese (factory installed) B6P3
Windows Server Datacenter 2019 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Simplified Chinese (factory installed) B6P4
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (Not preinstalled)
Windows Server Datacenter 2019 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Multilanguage (not pre-installed) B6NY
Windows Server Datacenter 2019 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Japanese (not pre-installed) B6NZ
Windows Server Datacenter 2019 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Traditional Chinese (not pre-installed) B6P1
Windows Server Datacenter 2019 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Simplified Chinese (not pre-installed) B6P0

The following table lists the Windows Server software licenses that are derived by the configuration tool based on the selected processor and warranty period.

Table 24. Windows Server Datacenter software licenses (7S05CTO3WW)
Description Feature code
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (16-core license, factory-installed)
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (16 core) - English (factory installed) S09E
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (16 core) - Japanese (factory installed) S09F
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (16 core) - Simplified Chinese (factory installed) S09D
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter for ROBO (8-core license, factory-installed)
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (8 core) ROBO only - English (factory installed) S2NZ
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (8 core) ROBO only - Japanese (factory installed) S2P0
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (8 core) ROBO only - Simplified Chinese (factory installed) S2NY
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (16-core license, not preinstalled)
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (16 core) - Multilanguage (not preinstalled) S09K
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (16 core) - Japanese (not preinstalled) S09J
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (16 core) - Traditional Chinese (not preinstalled) S09H
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (16 core) - Simplified Chinese (not preinstalled) S09G
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter for ROBO (8-core license, not preinstalled)
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (8 core) ROBO only - Multilanguage (not preinstalled) S2P4
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (8 core) ROBO only - Japanese (not preinstalled) S2P3
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (8 core) ROBO only - Traditional Chinese (not preinstalled) S2P2
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (8 core) ROBO only - Simplified Chinese (not preinstalled) S2P1

Configuration notes:

  • The selection of Windows Server software licenses from Lenovo is optional.
  • The quantity of core-based licenses is derived by the configuration tool based on the number of cores in the processor selected for the certified node.
    Note: 8-core licenses are derived only for the Intel Xeon D-2143IT processors.

Systems management

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes support the following systems management tools:

Lenovo XClarity Controller

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes 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 MX Certified Nodes:

  • 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 node 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 an optional software component for managing ThinkAgile MX 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 System Center, 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 Lenovo XClarity Pro license options available for selection.

Table 25. Lenovo XClarity Pro licenses
Description Feature code
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Server w/3 Yr SW S&S B3XS
Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Server w/5 Yr SW S&S B3XT

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

  • Auto-discovery and monitoring of Lenovo x86 servers, appliances, certified nodes, Top-of-Rack Ethernet switches, and DM/DE/DS Series storage systems
  • 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

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

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Microsoft Windows Admin Center

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Microsoft Windows Admin Center is a software plug-in module for Lenovo XClarity Administrator that provides customers a smooth and seamless management experience across Windows Server hyperconverged and physical infrastructure in a single unified user interface.

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Windows Admin Center offers the following features:

  • Monitoring health status of cluster hardware and generating alerts
  • Collecting inventory, including available firmware updates
  • Managing firmware updates for nodes and clusters
  • Performing remote management, including remote power on/off and remote control.

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Windows Admin Center can be downloaded and used at no charge. For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Microsoft System Center web page:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht507549

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Microsoft System Center

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Microsoft System Center is a software plug-in module for Lenovo XClarity Administrator that allows customers to integrate the management features of the Lenovo x86 servers, appliances, and certified nodes with Microsoft System Center.

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for System Center offers the following features:

  • Integrated end-to-end management of node hardware with monitoring of both physical node and virtual server health
  • Deployment of the latest Lenovo firmware and driver update management
  • Non-disruptive node maintenance in clustered environments that reduces workload downtime by dynamically migrating workloads from affected hosts during rolling firmware updates
  • 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 System Center can be downloaded and used at no charge. For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Microsoft System Center web page:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-manage

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, it identifies node power consumption trends and ideal power settings and performs cooling analysis so that you can define and optimize 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 MX 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.

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

Security

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes offer the following security features:

  • System Lockdown Mode
  • Motion detection
  • Power-on password
  • Administrator's password
  • Secure firmware updates
  • Onboard Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0 (available worldwide excluding PRC)
  • Nationz Trusted Platform Module v2.0 (PRC only)
  • Chassis intrusion detection (optional)
  • Security-lock slot with intelligent lock position switch (turns optional intrusion detection on or off)
  • Lockable front bezel (optional)
  • Self-encrypting drives (optional)

The following table lists the security options that are available for the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes.

Table 26. Security options
Description Feature code Maximum quantity
per node
ThinkSystem SE350 Tamper Detection Kit with Security Lock B6Q2 1
ThinkSystem SE350 Sleeve Locking Bezel with Dust Filter Holders B6GD 1
ThinkSystem SE350 Locking Bezel Dust Filter B6KU 1

Configuration notes:

  • The Sleeve Locking Bezel (feature code B6GD) is supported only with the Node Sleeve (feature code B6EZ).
  • If the Sleeve Locking Bezel (feature code B6GD) is selected, the Dust Filter (feature code B6KU) is required for selection.

Physical specifications

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node has the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height 43 mm (1.7 in.)
  • Width: 209 mm (8.2 in.)
  • Depth: 376 mm (14.8 in.)
  • Weight (fully-configured): 3.6 kg (7.9 lb)

When installed in the node sleeve, the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Node has the following dimensions (approximate):

  • Height 49 mm (1.9 in.)
  • Width: 217 mm (8.5 in.)
  • Depth: 422 mm (16.6 in.)

The ThinkAgile MX1021 E1 Enclosure has the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.)
  • Width: 435 mm (17.1 in.)
  • Depth: 736 mm (29.0 in.)
  • Weight (with two fully-configured nodes and four AC power adapters]): 15 kg (33.1 lb)

The ThinkAgile MX1021 E2 Enclosure has the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width: 435 mm (17.1 in.)
  • Depth: 441 mm (17.4 in.)
  • Weight (with two fully-configured nodes and four AC power adapters]): 15 kg (33.1 lb)

Operating environment

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes comply with ASHRAE class A4 specifications. The node performance might be impacted when the operating temperature is outside the ASHRAE A4 specifications, or outside the ASHRAE A2 specifications in case of a fan failure.

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes are supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating:
      • Extended range: 0 °C - 55 °C (32 °F - 131 °F)
      • Standard range: 0 °C - 45 °C (32 °F - 113 °F), including ASHRAE:
        • 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 A2 (in case of a fan failure): 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:
      • Extended range: 0 °C - 55 °C (32 °F - 131 °F)
      • Standard range: 0 °C - 45 °C (32 °F - 113 °F), including ASHRAE Class A4 and Class A2: 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: 8% - 90% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 24 °C (75 °F)
    • Storage: 8% - 90% (non-condensing)
  • Electrical:
    • 240 W AC Adapter: 100 to 127 V, 200 to 240 V (nominal) AC; 50 Hz / 60 Hz
    • -48 V DC PDM: -40 to -72 V DC
  • Acoustics (maximum configuration, operating): 5.7 bels
  • Operational shock:
    • Standard: 15 G for 11 milliseconds in each direction (positive and negative X, Y, and Z axes)
    • High: 30 G for 11 milliseconds in each direction (positive and negative X, Y, and Z axes)
    • Extreme: 40 G for 6 milliseconds in each direction (positive and negative X, Y, and Z axes)
  • Operational vibration:
    • Standard: 0.21 G rms at 5 Hz to 500 Hz for 15 minutes across 3 axes
    • High: 3 G rms at 5 Hz to 500 Hz for 60 minutes across 3 axes
    • Extreme: 3 G rms at 5 Hz to 500 Hz for 60 minutes across 3 axes

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 27. 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
240 W AC (Two power adapters) 100 - 127 V AC 397 W 3.2 A 1355 BTU/hour
200 - 240 V AC 391 W 1.6 A 1334 BTU/hour
-48V DC (One PDM) -40 - -72 V DC 336 W 8.4 A 1147 BTU/hour

The following table lists the selection options for the environmental conditions.

Table 28. Environmental conditions selection
Description Feature code
Temperature
Operational Temperature 0-45C B8ZT
Operational Temperature 0-55C B8ZU
Shock and vibration
Standard Shock & Vibration (15G & 0.21Grms) B8ZR
High Shock & Vibration (30G & 3Grms) B8ZQ
Extreme Shock & Vibration (40G & 3Grms) BCDN

Configuration notes:

  • Node components that are required for the selected environmental conditions will be derived by the configuration tool.
  • To support the extended temperature range, the nodes must meet the following hardware configuration requirements: 
    • No 5100 M.2 SSDs installed.
    • No NVMe SSDs installed.
    • No 12 V PDMs in the nodes installed in the MX1021 Enclosure.

Regulatory compliance

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes conform to the following regulations:

  • FCC Title 47 CFR Part 15 Subpart B
  • ICES-003/NMB-03, Class A
  • CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-14
  • UL62368-1
  • NOM-019
  • AS/NZS CISPR 32, Class A
  • CCC GB4943.1, GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1, CECP, CELP
  • BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1; CNS15663
  • KN32, Class A; KN35
  • BIS IS 13252 (Part 1)
  • VCCI, Class A
  • TR CU 020/2011; TR CU 004/2011
  • IEC62368-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • CE Mark (EN55032 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN50581, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN62368-1)
  • CISPR 32, Class A
  • TUV-GS (EK1-ITB2000, EN62368-1)
  • Reduction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS)

Warranty and support

The ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes can be configured with a three-, four-, or five-year hardware warranty and various levels of service coverage with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

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:

  • Warranty service level upgrades (Preconfigured Support) are available to meet the on-site response time targets that match the criticality of customer's systems:
    • 3, 4, or 5 years of service coverage.
    • 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions.
    • Foundation Service: 9x5 service coverage with next business day onsite response, with optional YourDrive YourData.
    • Essential Service: 24x7 service coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (available only in select regions), bundled with YourDrive YourData.
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select regions), bundled with YourDrive YourData.
  • Managed Services

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

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

  • Technical Account Management (TAM)

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

  • Enterprise Software Support

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

  • YourDrive YourData

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

  • Health Check

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deployment services

The following optional Lenovo custom installation services are available for the ThinkAgile MX1021 Certified Nodes:

  • Unpacking and inspecting the systems
  • Mounting the systems (rack cabinet, desktop, stack, bookshelf, wall or ceiling, or rack installation)
  • Connecting the systems to electrical power and network
  • Checking and updating firmware to the latest levels
  • Verifying operations
  • Disposal of the packaging materials (within the customer site)

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

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 MX1021 Certified Nodes and other IT infrastructure building blocks.

Table 29. 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

Related product families

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