Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 4U Certified Node (Xeon SP Gen 2)Product Guide

Abstract

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

This product guide provides essential technical and pre-sales information on the Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 4U Certified Node, its key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines.

This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the ThinkAgile VX 4U Certified Node and consider its use in IT solutions.

Introduction

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

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node is a 4U rack-mount system that supports four processors, up to 12 TB of TruDDR4 memory with up to 2933 MHz memory speeds, up to 24x SFF hot-swap drive bays with an extensive choice of NVMe PCIe, SAS, and SATA SSDs, and flexible network connectivity options with 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, 25 GbE SFP28, 40 GbE QSFP+, and 100 GbE QSFP28 ports.

Several common uses for the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node that is optimized for high-performance workloads include databases, e-mail and collaboration, and workload-balancing clusters.

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node is shown in the following figure.

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node

Did you know?

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

The ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes deliver fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified with VMware software.

Key features

The ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes offer the following key features:

  • Offer quick and convenient path to implement a hyperconverged solution powered by VMware vSAN with a wide range of selection options for processors, memory, storage, and network connectivity.
  • Built on proven and reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers featuring Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family that provide compute power for a variety of workloads and applications.
  • Meet workload demands with performance-optimized all-flash storage configurations.
  • Deliver fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified with VMware software.
  • Preloaded with the VMware ESXi hypervisor and ready for out-of-box deployment (software licenses are not included).
  • Provide flexibility in using the existing VMware enterprise license agreements or purchasing new software licenses and support contracts from Lenovo or VMware.
  • Offer optional Lenovo deployment services to get customers up and running quickly.

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

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

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front view of the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node.

ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node front view
Figure 2. ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node front view

The front of the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node includes the following components:

  • Up to 24x SFF hot-swap drive bays.
  • One VGA port.
  • One USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access.
  • One USB 2.0 port.
  • A Power button.
  • Status LEDs.
  • A Pull-out LCD panel.

The following figure shows the rear view of the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node

ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node rear view
Figure 3. ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node rear view

The rear of the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node includes the following components:

  • PCIe Riser Card 1 (optional): Up to four PCIe slots.
  • I/O Tray:
    • Three PCIe slots.
    • One ML2 slot.
    • One LOM card slot.
  • PCIe Riser Card 2 (optional): Up to four PCIe slots.
  • One 1 GbE port for XClarity Controller.
  • One DB-9 serial port.
  • Two USB 3.0 ports.
  • One VGA port.
  • Two or four hot-swap power supplies (four power supplies shown).

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node.

Table 1. ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor 4U Rack-mount.
Processor Four Intel Xeon Gold or Platinum Gen 2 processors.
Chipset Intel C624.
Memory 48 DIMM slots (up to 12 DIMMs per processor; six memory channels per processor with two DIMMs per channel) with support for the following DIMM types and capacities:
  • TruDDR4 RDIMMs:
    • 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB Performance+ 2933 MHz.
    • 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB 2933 MHz.
  • TruDDR4 3DS RDIMMs:
    • 128 GB and 256 GB Performance+ 2933 MHz.
    • 128 GB and 256 GB 2933 MHz.
Memory protection Error correction code (ECC), Single Device Data Correction (SDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs), Adaptive Double Device Data Correction (ADDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs and Intel Xeon Gold or Platinum processors), patrol scrubbing, and demand scrubbing.
Memory capacity

Up to 12 TB with 256 GB 3DS RDIMMs (Up to 3 TB per processor).

Note: Node configurations with more than 1 TB of memory capacity per socket require processors that support up to 4.5 TB (L-suffix) per socket.
Drive bays
  • 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 20x, or 24x SAS/SATA SFF hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 2x, 6x, 10x, 14x, 18x, or 22x SAS/SATA and 2x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x, or 20x SAS/SATA and 4x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 6x, 10x, 14x, or 18x SAS/SATA and 6x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 8x, 12x, or 16x SAS/SATA and 8x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 10x or 14x SAS/SATA and 10x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 12x SAS/SATA and 12x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays.
Internal storage
  • 1, 2, or 3 drive groups: 1 cache drive + from 2 to 7 capacity drives in each group; or
  • 4 drive groups: 1 cache drive + from 2 to 5 capacity drives in each group; or
  • 5 drive groups: 1 cache drive + from 2 to 3 capacity drives in each group.
Notes:
  • The quantity of the capacity drives in each drive group should be the same.
  • All cache drives in the node must be of the same model and capacity. All capacity drives in the node must be of the same model and capacity.
Drive capacities
  • Cache drives:
    • 12 Gbps SAS SSDs up to 15.36 TB.
    • 6 Gbps SATA SSDs up to 3.84 TB.
    • NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs up to 6.4 TB.
  • Capacity drives:
    • 12 Gbps SAS SSDs up to 15.36 TB.
    • 6 Gbps SATA SSDs up to 7.68 TB.
    • NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs up to 8 TB.
Storage controller
  • 12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA (non-RAID):
    • 430-8i HBA.
    • 430-16i HBA.
  • NVMe PCIe (non-RAID): Onboard NVMe.
Network interfaces
  • 1 GbE RJ-45 ports: 2 - 48 (LOM + Up to 11 PCIe network adapters).
  • 10 GbE RJ-45 ports: 2 - 50 (LOM + ML2 + Up to 11 PCIe network adapters).
  • 10 GbE SFP+ ports: 2 - 38 (LOM + ML2 + Up to 11 PCIe network adapters).
  • 25 GbE SFP28 ports: 1 - 24 (ML2 + Up to 11 PCIe network adapters).
  • 40 GbE QSFP+ ports: 1 - 20 (Up to 10 PCIe network adapters).
  • 100 GbE QSFP28 ports: 1 - 20 (Up to 10 PCIe network adapters).
Boot volume 2x M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs up to 480 GB (RAID-1).
I/O expansion slots Up to 15 I/O expansion slots:
  • Riser Card 1 (if present):
    • PCIe x8 Riser Card:
      • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
    • PCIe x16 Riser Card:
      • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length.
  • I/O tray:
    • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile.
    • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile.
    • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile.
    • Slot 8: ML2 x16; low profile (not used).
    • Slot 9: LOM Card slot (PCIe 3.0 x8 interface).
  • Riser Card 2 (if present):
    • PCIe x8 Riser Card:
      • Slot 10: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 11: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 12: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 13: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
    • PCIe x16 Riser Card:
      • Slot 12: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 13: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length.
  • Compute tray: Internal PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).
  • Storage tray: Internal PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).
Ports
  • Front: 1x USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x VGA port.
  • Rear: 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x VGA port, 1x DB-9 serial port, 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port for systems management.
Cooling Six hot-swap fans with N+1 redundancy in the compute tray.
Power supply Two or four redundant hot-swap 1100 W (100 - 240 V), 1600 W (200 - 240 V), or 2000 W (200 - 240 V) High Efficiency power supplies (80 PLUS Platinum certified).
Video Matrox G200 with 16 MB memory integrated into the XClarity Controller. Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 at 60 Hz with 32 bits per pixel.
Hot-swap parts SSDs and HDDs, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), proactive platform alerts, light path diagnostics, Lenovo XClarity Administrator and XClarity Pro, Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter (optional), Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager (optional).
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, secure firmware updates, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or 2.0 (configurable UEFI setting).
Software Software licenses that can be purchased from Lenovo or provided by the customer:
  • VMware vSAN: Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus, ROBO, or Desktop.
  • VMware vSphere: Standard, Enterprise Plus, or ROBO.
  • HCI Kit: Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, or ROBO.
  • VMware Horizon: Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise.
  • VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF): Basic, Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, or for VDI.
  • VMware vCenter Server: Foundation or Standard.
Hypervisors VMware ESXi 6.7 U3 (factory preload).
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.
Software maintenance One-, three-, or five-year software support and subscription is included with the VMware software licenses available from Lenovo (optional).
Dimensions Height: 173 mm (6.8 in.), width: 447 mm (17.6 in.), depth: 800 mm (31.5 in.)
Weight Maximum configuration: 58.7 kg (129.4 lb)

Factory-integrated models

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

The factory-integrated models of the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes and their components and options, which are all described in this product guide, use the Configure-to-Order (CTO) base model that is listed in the following table.

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

Table 2. CTO base model
Description Machine Type/Model
Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node 7Z12CTO1WW

The following table lists the chassis for the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes.

Table 3. Chassis
Description Feature code
ThinkAgile VX 4U 4S BD1L

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes ship with the following items:

  • Electronic Publications Flyer
  • Fixed Rail Kit
  • Two or four customer-selected power cables (matches the quantity of power supplies)

Processors

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node ships with four processors. The following table lists the processors that are available for selection.

Table 4. Processor selection
Description Feature code Quantity
Intel Xeon Gold processors
Intel Xeon Gold 5215 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor B4HN 4
Intel Xeon Gold 5215L 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor B4P9 4
Intel Xeon Gold 5217 8C 115W 3.0GHz Processor B4HM 4
Intel Xeon Gold 5218 16C 125W 2.3GHz Processor B4HL 4
Intel Xeon Gold 5218B 16C 125W 2.3GHz Processor B6BS 4
Intel Xeon Gold 5218T 16C 105W 2.1GHz Processor B4P3 4
Intel Xeon Gold 5220 18C 125W 2.2GHz Processor B4HK 4
Intel Xeon Gold 5220S 18C 125W 2.7GHz Processor B6CW 4
Intel Xeon Gold 5220T 18C 105W 1.9GHz Processor B6CQ 4
Intel Xeon Gold 5222 4C 105W 3.8GHz Processor B5S1 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6222V 20C 115W 1.8GHz Processor B6CV 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6226 12C 125W 2.7GHz Processor B6CL 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6230 20C 125W 2.1GHz Processor B4HJ 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6230N 20C 125W 2.3GHz Processor B5RY 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6230T 20C 125W 2.1GHz Processor B6CP 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6234 8C 130W 3.3GHz Processor B6CK 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6238 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor B6CJ 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6238L 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor B6CR 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6238T 22C 125W 1.9GHz Processor B4P2 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6240 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor B4HH 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6240L 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor B6CS 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6240Y 18/14/8C 150W 2.6GHz Processor B4NV 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6242 16C 150W 2.8GHz Processor B4HG 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6244 8C 150W 3.6GHz Processor B4HF 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6246 12C 165W 3.3GHz Processor B6PD 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6248 20C 150W 2.5GHz Processor B4HE 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6252 24C 150W 2.1GHz Processor B4HC 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6252N 24C 150W 2.3GHz Processor B6CT 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6254 18C 200W 3.1GHz Processor B4HD 4
Intel Xeon Gold 6262V 24C 135W 1.9GHz Processor B6CU 4
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
Intel Xeon Platinum 8253 16C 125W 2.2GHz Processor B5RZ 4
Intel Xeon Platinum 8256 4C 105W 3.8GHz Processor B5S2 4
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor B4HB 4
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260L 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor B4P7 4
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260Y 24/20/16C 165W 2.4GHz Processor B4NU 4
Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 24C 205W 2.9GHz Processor B4HA 4
Intel Xeon Platinum 8270 26C 205W 2.7GHz Processor B4H9 4
Intel Xeon Platinum 8276 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor B4H8 4
Intel Xeon Platinum 8276L 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor B4P6 4
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 28C 205W 2.7GHz Processor B4H7 4
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L 28C 205W 2.7GHz Processor B4P5 4

The following table lists the specifications of the processors.

Processor specifications table abbreviations:

  • UPI: Ultra Path Interconnect
  • TDP: Thermal Design Power
  • HT: Hyper-Threading
  • TB: Turbo Boost 2.0
  • VT-x: Virtualization Technology
  • VT-d: Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
  • SST-PP: Speed Select Technology - Performance Profile
  • RAS: Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability
    • Std: Standard RAS
    • Adv: Advanced RAS
Table 5. Processor specifications
CPU
model
Cores /
threads
Core speed
(Base / TB Max)
Cache Max DDR4
speed
Max memory
capacity
per socket
UPI
speed
TDP
HT
TB
VT-x
VT-d
SST-PP
RAS
Intel Xeon Gold processors
5215 10 / 20 2.5 / 3.4 GHz 13.75 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 85 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
5215L 10 / 20 2.5 / 3.4 GHz 13.75 MB 2666 MHz 4.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 85 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
5217 8 / 16 3.0 / 3.7 GHz 11 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 115 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
5218 16 / 32 2.3 / 3.9 GHz 22 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
5218B 16 / 32 2.3 / 3.9 GHz 22 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
5218T 16 / 32 2.1 / 3.8 GHz 22 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
5220 18 / 36 2.2 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
5220S 18 / 36 2.7 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
5220T 18 / 36 1.9 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2666 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
5222 4 / 8 3.8 / 3.9 GHz 16.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6222V 20 / 40 1.8 / 3.6 GHz 27.5 MB 2400 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 115 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6226 12 / 24 2.7 / 3.7 GHz 19.25 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6230 20 / 40 2.1 / 3.9 GHz 27.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6230N 20 / 40 2.3 / 3.9 GHz 27.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6230T 20 / 40 2.1 / 3.9 GHz 27.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6234 8 / 16 3.3 / 4.0 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 130 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6238 22 / 44 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 30.25 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 140 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6238L 22 / 44 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 30.25 MB 2933 MHz 4.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 140 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6238T 22 / 44 1.9 / 3.7 GHz 30.25 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6240 18 / 36 2.6 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6240L 18 / 36 2.6 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 4.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6240Y 18 / 36 2.6 / 3.9 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y Y Adv
14 / 28 2.8 / 3.9 GHz
8 / 16 3.1 / 3.9 GHz
6242 16 / 32 2.8 / 3.9 GHz 22 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6244 8 / 16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6246 12 / 24 3.3 / 4.2 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6248 20 / 40 2.5 / 3.9 GHz 27.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6252 24 / 48 2.1 / 3.7 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6252N 24 / 48 2.3 / 3.6 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 150 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6254 18 / 36 3.1 / 4.0 GHz 24.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 200 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
6262V 24 / 48 1.9 / 3.6 GHz 33 MB 2400 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 135 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
8253 16 / 32 2.2 / 3.0 GHz 22 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 125 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8256 4 / 8 3.8 / 3.9 GHz 16.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 105 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8260 24 / 48 2.4 / 3.9 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8260L 24 / 48 2.4 / 3.9 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 4.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8260Y 24 / 48 2.4 / 3.9 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y Y Adv
20 / 40 2.5 / 3.9 GHz
16 / 32 2.7 / 3.9 GHz
8268 24 / 48 2.9 / 3.9 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 205 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8270 26 / 52 2.7 / 4.0 GHz 35.75 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 205 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8276 28 / 56 2.2 / 4.0 GHz 38.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8276L 28 / 56 2.2 / 4.0 GHz 38.5 MB 2933 MHz 4.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 165 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8280 28 / 56 2.7 / 4.0 GHz 38.5 MB 2933 MHz 1 TB 10.4 GT/s 205 W Y Y Y Y N Adv
8280L 28 / 56 2.7 / 4.0 GHz 38.5 MB 2933 MHz 4.5 TB 10.4 GT/s 205 W Y Y Y Y N Adv

Configuration notes:

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

Memory

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node supports 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 VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node supports 24 or 48 DIMMs with four processors. Each processor has six memory channels (two integrated memory controllers with three memory channels per memory controller), and there are two DIMMs per channel.

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The node supports RDIMMs or 3DS RDIMMs with the 2933 MHz rated speed.
  • All DIMMs in the node operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of
    • Memory speed supported by the specific processor (2400 MHz, 2666 MHz, or 2933 MHz).
    • Memory speed for the selected quantity of DIMMs per channel:
      • One DIMM per channel (1 DPC): 2933 MHz.
      • Two DIMMs per channel (2 DPC)
        • Performance+ DIMMs: 2933 MHz.
        • Other supported DIMMs: 2666 MHz.
      Note: Maximum memory speed can be achieved when Max performance mode is enabled in UEFI.
  • Maximum memory capacity:
    • RDIMMs: 3 TB (1.5 TB per processor).
    • 3DS RDIMMs: 12 TB (3 TB per processor).
  • Mixing different types of memory (RDIMMs and 3DS RDIMMs) is not supported.
  • Mixing RDIMMs of different ranks (single- or dual-rank), DRAM chip types (x4 or x8), and capacities (16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB) is allowed in the supported quantities that are shown in the Memory options table in this section (excluding Performance+ RDIMMs).
  • Mixing 3DS RDIMMs of different capacities (128 GB or 256 GB) is allowed in the supported quantities that are shown in the Memory options table in this section (excluding Performance+ 3DS RDIMMs).
  • All Performance+ DIMMs in the node must be of the same type, rank, and capacity (the same part number or feature code) to operate at 2933 MHz in the configurations with two DIMMs per channel. Performance+ DIMMs cannot be mixed with other DIMMs.
  • Node configurations with more than 1 TB of memory capacity per socket require processors that support up to 4.5 TB (L-suffix) per socket.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

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

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

Table 6. Memory options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
RDIMMs - 2933 MHz Performance+
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 4X77A12184 B5N6 24, 48
ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4X77A12185 B5N7 24, 48
ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4X77A12186 B5N8 24, 48
RDIMMs - 2933 MHz
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (1Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08707 B4LY 24, 48
ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08708 B4H2 24, 48
ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08709 B4H3 24, 48
ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 4ZC7A08710 B4H4 24, 48
3DS RDIMMs - 2933 MHz Performance+
ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 4X77A12187 B5N9 24, 48
ThinkSystem 256GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (8Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM None* B5NA 24, 48
3DS RDIMMs - 2933 MHz
ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 4ZC7A15113 B587 24, 48
ThinkSystem 256GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (8Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 4ZC7A08727 B4Y3 24, 48

* Factory-installed only; no field upgrade.

Internal storage

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node supports from 4 to 24 SFF hot-swap drive bays in increments of 4 drive bays for configurable storage capacity:

  • 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 20x, or 24x SAS/SATA SFF hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 2x, 6x, 10x, 14x, 18x, or 22x SAS/SATA and 2x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x, or 20x SAS/SATA and 4x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 6x, 10x, 14x, or 18x SAS/SATA and 6x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 8x, 12x, or 16x SAS/SATA and 8x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 10x or 14x SAS/SATA and 10x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 12x SAS/SATA and 12x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays.

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node also contains two internal M.2 SATA non-hot-swap SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group for software preload.

The following table lists the internal storage options for the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node.

Table 7. Internal storage options
Description Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
Backplanes
ThinkSystem 2.5" SAS/SATA 2x2 Bay Backplane Kit AUN6 0 / 6
ThinkSystem 2.5" SAS/SATA/NVMe 2x2 Bay Backplane Kit AUN5 0 / 6
M.2 enablement kit
ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit AUMV 1 / 1

Configuration notes:

  • The selection of at least one backplane is required.
  • Any combination of supported SAS/SATA and SAS/SATA/NVMe backplanes for a total of up to six backplanes in the node is allowed for selection. 
  • The M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit is pre-selected. The kit is connected to the Intel PCH via the PCIe link and supports two M.2 SATA SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group for software preload.

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

Table 8.  Internal storage configurations
SFF HS drive bay quantity 2x2 backplane type and quantity Storage controller type and quantity
Total SAS/SATA AnyBay SAS/SATA SAS/SATA/NVMe
4 4 0 1 0 1x 430-16i + Onboard NVMe; or
1x 430-8i + Onboard NVMe
2 2 0 1
8 8 0 2 0 1x 430-16i + Onboard NVMe; or
1x 430-8i + Onboard NVMe
6 2 1 1
4 4 0 2
12 12 0 3 0 1x 430-16i + Onboard NVMe
10 2 2 1
8 4 1 2
6 6 0 3
16 16 0 4 0 2x 430-16i + Onboard NVMe; or
1x 430-16i + 1x 430-8i + Onboard NVMe
14 2 3 1
12 4 2 2
10 6 1 3
8 8 0 4
20 20 0 5 0 2x 430-16i + Onboard NVMe; or
1x 430-16i + 1x 430-8i + Onboard NVMe
18 2 4 1
16 4 3 2
14 6 2 3
12 8 1 4
10 10 0 5
24 24 0 6 0 2x 430-16i + Onboard NVMe
22 2 5 1
20 4 4 2
18 6 3 3
16 8 2 4
14 10 1 5
12 12 0 6

The following table lists the storage controllers for internal storage.

Table 9. Controllers for internal storage
Description Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA (non-RAID) AUNL 0 / 2
ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA (non-RAID) AUNM 0 / 2

Configuration notes:

  • One or two low profile SAS HBAs for internal storage occupy the dedicated PCIe x8 slots on the compute and storage trays.
  • The onboard NVMe interfaces provide PCIe 3.0 x4 JBOD (non-RAID) connectivity to the U.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs in the AnyBay drive bays.

The following table lists M.2 drives for software preload.

Table 10. Drives for software preload
Description Feature code Quantity
ThinkSystem M.2 5300 240GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD B8HS 2
ThinkSystem M.2 5300 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD B919 2

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

Drives for internal storage

The following tables list drive options for the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node.

Table 11. Drive options for internal storage
Description Part number Feature code
Maximum quantity
Cache
Capacity
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - SS530 Performance 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10219 B4Y4 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10230 B4Y5 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10231 B4Y6 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10232 B4Y7 24 Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1645 Mainstream 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13653 B4A0 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13654 B4A1 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13655 B4A2 24 Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1645a Mainstream 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17062 B8HU 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17063 B8J4 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17064 B8JD 24 Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1643 Capacity 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13645 B4A7 24 Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM1643a Entry 12 Gbps SAS
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 960GB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A38175 B91A 21 N Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 1.92TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A38176 B91B 21 N Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 3.84TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17054 B91C 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 7.68TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17055 B91D 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 15.36TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17056 BC4R 24 Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5300 Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17088 B8HY 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17089 B8J6 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17090 B8JE 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17091 B8J7 24 Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4610 Mainstream 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13634 B49M 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13635 B49N 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13636 B49P 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13637 B49Q 24 Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 5300 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17076 B8JM 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17077 B8HP 21 N Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17078 B8J5 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17079 B8JP 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A17080 B8J2 21 N Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PM883 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10197 B34K 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10198 B34L 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10199 B34M 24 Y Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10200 B4D2 24 Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - S4510 Entry 6 Gbps SATA
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10249 B49A 21 N Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13622 B49B 21 N Y
ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A13623 B49C 21 N Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - Intel Optane P4800X Performance U.2 NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem U.2 P4800X 375GB Performance NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 7N47A00081 AUMJ 12 Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 P4800X 750GB Performance NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 7N47A00083 B2ZJ 12 Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - P4610 Mainstream U.2 NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A13936 B589 12 Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A13937 B58A 12 Y Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 4XB7A13938 B58B 12 Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - P4510 Entry U.2 NVMe PCIe
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 1.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10202 B58F 12 N Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 2.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10204 B58G 12 N Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 4.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A10205 B58H 12 N Y
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 8.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 4XB7A08513 B58J 12 N Y

Configuration notes:

  • For All Flash storage configurations, the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node supports from 1 to 5 cache drives and from 2 to 21 capacity drives depending on the quantity of the drive groups:
    • 1, 2, or 3 drive groups: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 7 capacity drives in each drive group.
    • 4 drive groups: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 5 capacity drives in each drive group.
    • 5 drive groups: 1 cache drive and from 2 to 3 capacity drives in each drive group.
  • The quantity of the capacity drives in each drive group must be the same.
  • All cache drives in the node must be of the same model and capacity. All capacity drives in the node must be of the same model and capacity.

I/O expansion

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node supports one LOM card slot and up to 14 I/O expansion slots: Three PCIe slots and one ML2 slot in the I/O tray, one PCIe slot in the Compute tray, one PCIe slot in the Storage tray, and up to eight PCIe slots with up to two riser cards.

The slot form factors are as follows:

  • Riser Card 1 (if present):
    • PCIe x8 Riser Card:
      • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
    • PCIe x16 Riser Card:
      • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length.
  • I/O tray:
    • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile.
    • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile.
    • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile.
    • Slot 8: ML2 x16; low profile.
    • Slot 9: LOM Card slot (PCIe 3.0 x8 interface).
  • Riser Card 2 (if present):
    • PCIe x8 Riser Card:
      • Slot 10: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 11: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 12: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 13: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length.
    • PCIe x16 Riser Card:
      • Slot 12: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length.
      • Slot 13: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length.
  • Compute tray: Internal PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).
  • Storage tray: Internal PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).

Riser 1 supplies slots 1-4, and Riser 2 supplies slots 10-13. The slots that are available for use depend on the number of riser cards that are installed, as shown in the following table.

Table 12. Slots available for use
Riser Card 1 Riser Card 2 Slots available for use
Processor 1 Processor 2 Processor 3 Processor 4
None None LOM, 7, 8* 5, 6 - -
None PCIe x8 LOM, 7, 8* 5, 6 10, 11, 12, 13 -
None PCIe x16 LOM, 7, 8* 5, 6 12, 13 -
PCIe x8 None LOM, 7, 8* 5, 6 - 1, 2, 3, 4
PCIe x8 PCIe x8 LOM, 7, 8* 5, 6 10, 11, 12, 13 1, 2, 3, 4
PCIe x8 PCIe x16 LOM, 7, 8* 5, 6 12, 13 1, 2, 3, 4
PCIe x16 None LOM, 7, 8* 5, 6 - 3, 4
PCIe x16 PCIe x8 LOM, 7, 8* 5, 6 10, 11, 12, 13 3, 4
PCIe x16 PCIe x16 LOM, 7, 8* 5, 6 12, 13 3, 4

* Slot 8 is an ML2 slot.

The following table lists available PCIe riser card options.

Table 13. PCIe riser cards
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
ThinkSystem SR950 (2) x16 PCIe Riser 7XC7A03961 AUN1 0 / 2
ThinkSystem SR950 (4) x8 PCIe Riser 7XC7A03962 AUN2 0 / 2

Network connectivity

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node provides 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, 25 GbE SFP28, 40 GbE QSFP+, or 100 GbE QSFP28 connectivity with the onboard Intel X722 NIC and a LOM card, and PCIe network adapters installed in the node.

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node also supports ML2 adapters that are installed in the custom ML2 slot on the I/O Tray. The LOM cards and ML2 network adapters support direct connectivity to the XClarity Controller via the Network Controller Sideband Interface (NSCI) for out-of-band management.

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

Table 14. Network adapters
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
(min / max)
LOM cards - 1 Gb Ethernet
ThinkSystem 1Gb 2-port RJ45 LOM 7ZT7A00544 AUKG 0 / 1
ThinkSystem 1Gb 4-port RJ45 LOM 7ZT7A00545 AUKH 0 / 1
LOM cards - 10 Gb Ethernet
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port Base-T LOM 7ZT7A00548 AUKL 0 / 1
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port SFP+ LOM 7ZT7A00546 AUKJ 0 / 1*
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port Base-T LOM 7ZT7A00549 AUKM 0 / 1
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port SFP+ LOM 7ZT7A00547 AUKK 0 / 1*
ML2 adapters - 10 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom NX-E ML2 10Gb 2-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00497 AUKQ 0 / 1
Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter 00AG560 AT7U 0 / 1*
Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW 01CV770 AU7Z 0 / 1*
Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter 00JY940 ATRH 0 / 1*
ML2 adapters - 25 Gb Ethernet
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx ML2 1x25GbE SFP28 Adapter 00MN990 ATZR 0 / 1*
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx ML2 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00507 AUKU 0 / 1*
PCIe Low Profile adapters - 1 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom NetXtreme PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00482 AUZX 0 / 11
Broadcom NetXtreme PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00484 AUZV 0 / 11
ThinkSystem I350-F1 PCIe 1Gb 1-Port SFP Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00533 AUZZ 0 / 11
ThinkSystem I350-T2 PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00534 AUZY 0 / 11
ThinkSystem I350-T4 PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00535 AUZW 0 / 11
PCIe Low Profile adapters - 10 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom NX-E PCIe 10Gb 2-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00496 AUKP 0 / 11
Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter 00AG570 AT7S 0 / 11*
Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter 00MM860 ATPX 0 / 11
Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00537 AUKX 0 / 11*
QLogic QL41134 PCIe 10Gb 4-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter 4XC7A08225 B31G 0 / 11
PCIe Full Height adapters - 10 Gb Ethernet
Emulex OCe14104B-NX PCIe 10Gb 4-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00493 AUKN 0 / 8*
PCIe Low Profile adapters - 25 Gb Ethernet
Broadcom NX-E PCIe 25Gb 1-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter 7ZT7A00505 AUKS 0 / 11*
Intel XXV710-DA2 PCIe 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter 7XC7A05523 B0WY 0 / 11*
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 2x25GbE SFP28 Adapter 01GR250 AUAJ 0 / 11*
QLogic QL41262 PCIe 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter 4XC7A08228 B21R 0 / 11*
PCIe x8 Low Profile adapters - 40 Gb Ethernet
Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 1x40GbE QSFP+ Adapter 00MM950 ATRN 0 / 11*
PCIe x16 Low Profile adapters - 40 Gb Ethernet
Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ex 25/40GbE 2-port Low-Latency Adapter 4XC7A08229 B31C 0 / 10*^
PCIe x16 Low Profile adapters - 100 Gb Ethernet
Mellanox ConnectX-4 1x100GbE/EDR IB QSFP28 VPI Adapter 00KH924 ASWQ 0 / 10*
Mellanox ConnectX-4 2x100GbE/EDR IB QSFP28 VPI Adapter 00MM960 ATRP 0 / 10*

* The adapter comes without transceivers or cables; for ordering transceivers or cables, see the configuration notes below the table.
^ The 25 GbE connectivity requires the optional Mellanox QSA 100G to 25G Cable Adapter (4G17A10853) (one per port); the supported cables include 25 GbE passive DAC and active optical cables (25 GbE transceivers not supported) (see Transceivers and cables for 25 GbE SFP28 adapters for details).

Configuration notes:

  • At least one network adapter or LOM card is required for selection.
  • The ML2 network adapters are supported in the ML2 slot on the I/O Tray.
  • The 1 GbE, 10 GbE, and 25 GbE PCIe Low Profile network adapters are supported in the full-high and low-profile PCIe x8 and x16 slots supplied by the I/O Tray and Riser Cards 1 and 2.
  • The 10 GbE PCIe Full Height network adapters are supported in the full-high PCIe x8 and x16 slots supplied by the Riser Cards 1 and 2.
  • The 40 GbE PCIe x8 Low Profile network adapters are supported in the full-high and low-profile PCIe x8 and x16 slots supplied by the I/O Tray and Riser Cards 1 and 2.
  • The 40 GbE and 100 GbE PCIe x16 Low Profile network adapters are supported in the full-high and low-profile PCIe x16 slots supplied by the I/O Tray and Riser Cards 1 and 2.
  • Supported transceivers or DAC cables should be purchased for the SFP+, SFP28, QSFP+, and QSFP28 adapters, and UTP Category 6 or Category 5e cables should be purchased for the 10 GbE (Category 6) or 1 GbE (Category 5e or 6) RJ-45 adapters. The maximum number of transceivers or cables that are supported per adapter equals the quantity of the adapter ports, and all adapter ports must have the same type of the transceiver or cable selected.

    The following transceiver and cables can be purchased:

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

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

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

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

* The Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 (00AG560) and PCIe (00AG570) network adapters do not support active SFP+ DAC cables.

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

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

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

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

Table 18. Transceivers and cables for 40 GbE QSFP+ adapters
Description Part number Feature code
40 GbE QSFP+ transceivers for 40 GbE network adapters
Lenovo 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ Transceiver 49Y7884 A1DR
Optical cables for 40 GbE QSFP+ SR4 transceivers
Lenovo 10m QSFP+ MPO-MPO OM3 MMF Cable 00VX003 AT2U
Lenovo 30m QSFP+ MPO-MPO OM3 MMF Cable 00VX005 AT2V
Passive DAC cables for 40 GbE QSFP+ network adapters
Lenovo 1m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable 49Y7890 A1DP
Lenovo 3m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable 49Y7891 A1DQ
Lenovo 5m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable 00D5810 A2X8
Lenovo 7m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable 00D5813 A2X9
Active optical cables for 40 GbE QSFP+ network adapters
Lenovo 1m QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cable 7Z57A04256 AX42
Lenovo 3m QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL652 ATZ3
Lenovo 5m QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL655 ATZ4
Lenovo 7m QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL658 ATZ5
Lenovo 15m QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL661 ATZ6
Lenovo 20m QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL664 ATZ7
25 GbE SFP28 cable adapter for 40 GbE QSFP+ network adapters
Mellanox 100G QSFP28 to 25G SFP28 Cable Adapter 4G17A10853 B306

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

Table 19. Transceivers and cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Description Part number Feature code
100 GbE QSFP28 transceivers for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 100GBase-SR4 QSFP28 Transceiver 7G17A03539 AV1D
Optical cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 SR4 transceivers
Lenovo 5m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03567 AV25
Lenovo 10m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03569 AV27
Lenovo 20m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03571 AV29
Optical breakout cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 SR4 transceivers
Lenovo 1m MPO-MPO Breakout OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03573 AV2B
Lenovo 3m MPO-MPO Breakout OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03574 AV2C
Lenovo 5m MPO-MPO Breakout OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03575 AV2D
Passive copper cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 1m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03561 AV1Z
Lenovo 3m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03562 AV20
Lenovo 5m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03563 AV21
Passive copper breakout cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 1m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 7Z57A03564 AV22
Lenovo 3m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 7Z57A03565 AV23
Lenovo 5m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 7Z57A03566 AV24
Active optical cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 network adapters
Lenovo 3m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03546 AV1L
Lenovo 5m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03547 AV1M
Lenovo 10m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03548 AV1N
Lenovo 15m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03549 AV1P
Lenovo 20m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03550 AV1Q

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

Power supplies and cables

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node supports two or four power supplies. The following table lists the power supply options that are available for selection.

Table 20. Power supplies
Description Part number Feature code Quantity
High Efficiency 1100W Power Supply for SR950 7N67A00885 AVNV 2, 4
High Efficiency 1600W Power Supply for SR950 (200-240VAC only) 7N67A00886 AUPJ 2, 4
High Efficiency 2000W Power Supply for SR950 (200-240VAC only) 7N67A00887 B5KD 2, 4

Configuration notes:

  • For N+N power redundancy, the power supplies should provide sufficient power without oversubscription for the selected node configuration. To ensure that the right power supply is chosen, you should always validate your node configuration using the latest version of the Lenovo Capacity Planner:
    http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-lcp
  • All four power supplies in the certified node must be identical.

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Node ships with two or four customer-configured power cords (matches the quantity of power supplies). The following table lists the rack power cables and line cords that are available for selection.

Table 21. Power cables
Description Part number Feature code
Rack power cables
1.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 00Y3043 A4VP
1.0m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08367 B0N5
1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 39Y7937 6201
1.5m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08368 B0N6
2.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08365 B0N4
2.0m, 13A/100-250V, 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/100-250V, 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/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 4L67A08371 6583
Line cords
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 Line Cord 39Y7924 6211
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A Line Cord 39Y7923 6215
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE7-VII Line Cord 39Y7917 6212
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 39Y7921 6217
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2375 6317
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a Line Cord 39Y7918 6213
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Line Cord 39Y7928 6210
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 Line Cord 39Y7930 6222
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 Line Cord 39Y7927 6269
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR 14136 Line Cord 69Y1988 6532
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord 46M2592 A1RF
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 39Y7922 6214
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 39Y7919 6216
2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 39Y7920 6218
2.8m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line cord 46M2593 A1RE
2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 4L67A08357 6533
2.8m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 39Y7925 6219
2.8m, 13A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 00WH545 6401
2.8m, 15A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2374 6402
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 Line Cord 81Y2383 6574
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A Line Cord 81Y2377 6577
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE7-VII Line Cord 81Y2376 6572
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 Line Cord 81Y2380 6493
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2389 6531
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a Line Cord 81Y2382 6575
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 Line Cord 81Y2378 6580
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 Line Cord 81Y2384 6492
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 Line Cord 81Y2386 6567
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR 14136 Line Cord 81Y2387 6404
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord 4L67A08361 6373
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 Line Cord 81Y2379 6576
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 Line Cord 81Y2390 6578
4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 Line Cord 81Y2381 6579
4.3m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 39Y7926 6335
4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to JIS C-8303 Line Cord 4L67A08362 6495
4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to KS C8305 Line Cord 81Y2385 6494
4.3m, 13A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P Line Cord 4L67A08360 AX8A
4.3m, 15A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 Line Cord 81Y2388 6530

Rack installation

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes ship with the rail kit shown in the following table.

Table 22. Rail kit
Description Feature code Quantity
Rail Kit (screw-in, fixed) A4AA 1

The following table summarizes the rail kit features and specifications.

Table 23. Rail kit features and specifications summary
Feature Screw-in Fixed Rail
CMA None
Rail type Fixed
Rail length (supporting flange) 545.1 mm (21.46 in.)
Tool-less installation No
In-rack maintenance No*
1U PDU support Yes
0U PDU support Limited**
Rack type IBM and Lenovo 4-post, IEC standard-compliant
Mounting holes Square or round
Mounting flange thickness 2 mm (0.08 in.) – 3.3 mm (0.13 in.)
Distance between front and rear mounting flanges^ 711.2 mm (28 in.) – 914.4 mm (36 in.)

* While certain servicing tasks require the certified node to be removed from the rack cabinet, the majority of certified node components can be serviced from the front or rear of the certified node, which does not require the removal of the certified node from the rack cabinet.
** If a 0U PDU is used, the rack cabinet must be at least 1100 mm (43.31 in.) deep.
^ Measured when mounted on the rack, from the front surface of the front mounting flange to the rear most point of the rail.

Software

The ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes support the following VMware HCI components:

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

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

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

Table 24. VMware ESXi hypervisor selection options
Description Feature code
VMware ESXi 6.7 U3 (Factory installed) B88T

For the ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes, customers can use their existing VMware software licenses and active support contracts, or they can purchase VMware software licenses with support and subscription service from Lenovo or VMware.

Configuration notes:

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

VMware vSAN License and Subscription

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

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

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

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

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

Table 26. VMware vSAN software editions feature comparison
Feature VMware vSAN software edition
Standard Advanced Enterprise Enterprise Plus
Licensing for data center Processor-based (per 1 processor)
Licensing for ROBO VM-based (per 25 VMs)* Not applicable
Licensing for Desktop Concurrent user-based (per 10 or 100 users) Not applicable
Cluster size 2 - 64 2 - 64 2 - 64 2 - 64
Storage-Policy Based Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flash Read/Write Caching Yes Yes Yes Yes
Distributed RAID Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Distributed Switch Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rack Awareness Yes Yes Yes Yes
vSphere Replication Yes Yes Yes Yes
Software Checksum Yes Yes Yes Yes
All-Flash Hardware Yes Yes Yes Yes
iSCSI Target Service Yes Yes Yes Yes
IOPS Limit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deduplication and Compression No Yes** Yes** Yes**
RAID-5/6 Erasure Coding No Yes** Yes** Yes**
Data-at-Rest Encryption No No Yes Yes
Stretched Cluster with Local Failure Protection No No Yes Yes
vRealize Operations Advanced No No No Yes

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

VMware vSphere License and Subscription

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

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

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

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

Table 27. VMware vSphere License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
vSphere 6 Standard
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/1Yr Support 7S060003WW B27G
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/3Yr Support 7S06003DWW B2AS
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S06006PWW B2E2
vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor w/1Yr Support 7S060004WW B27H
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor w/3Yr Support 7S06003EWW B2AT
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor w/5Yr Support 7S06006QWW B2E3
vSphere 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Standard
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Std (25 VM Pk) w/1Yr Support 7S060009WW B27N
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Std (25 VM Pk) w/3Yr Support 7S06003KWW B2AY
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Std (25 VM Pk) w/5Yr Support 7S06006VWW B2E8
vSphere 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Adv (25 VM Pk) w/1Yr Support 7S06000AWW B27P
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Adv (25 VM Pk) w/3Yr Support 7S06003LWW B2AZ
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Adv (25 VM Pk) w/5Yr Support 7S06006WWW B2E9

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

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

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

VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription

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

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

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

Table 29. VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
HCI Kit Standard
VMware HCI Kit Standard (Per CPU) w/1Yr Support 7S06001XWW B29A
VMware HCI Kit Standard (Per CPU) w/3Yr Support 7S060057WW B2CL
VMware HCI Kit Standard (Per CPU) w/5Yr Support 7S06008HWW B2FW
HCI Kit Advanced
VMware HCI Kit Advanced (Per CPU) w/1Yr Support 7S06001YWW B29B
VMware HCI Kit Advanced (Per CPU) w/3Yr Support 7S060058WW B2CM
VMware HCI Kit Advanced (Per CPU) w/5Yr Support 7S06008JWW B2FX
HCI Kit Enterprise
VMware HCI Kit Enterprise (Per CPU) w/1Yr Support 7S06001ZWW B29C
VMware HCI Kit Enterprise (Per CPU) w/3Yr Support 7S060059WW B2CN
VMware HCI Kit Enterprise (Per CPU) w/5Yr Support 7S06008KWW B2FY
HCI Kit Enterprise with Operations Management
VMware HCI Kit 6 with Operations Management (Per CPU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600GFWW S22W
VMware HCI Kit 6 with Operations Management (Per CPU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600GGWW S22X
VMware HCI Kit 6 with Operations Management (Per CPU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600GHWW S22Y
HCI Kit Standard for Remote Office Branch Office
VMware HCI Kit 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Standard (25 VM pack) w/1Y S&S 7S0600G6WW S22M
VMware HCI Kit 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Standard (25 VM pack) w/3Y S&S 7S0600G7WW S22N
VMware HCI Kit 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Standard (25 VM pack) w/5Y S&S 7S0600G8WW S22P
HCI Kit Advanced for Remote Office Branch Office
VMware HCI Kit 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Advanced (25 VM pack) w/1Y S&S 7S0600G3WW S22J
VMware HCI Kit 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Advanced (25 VM pack) w/3Y S&S 7S0600G4WW S22K
VMware HCI Kit 6 for Remote Office Branch Office Advanced (25 VM pack) w/5Y S&S 7S0600G5WW S22L

VMware Horizon 7

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

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

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

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

Table 30. VMware Horizon License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
Horizon 7 Standard
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 10 Concurrent User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000KWW B27Y
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 10 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S06003VWW B2B8
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 10 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S060075WW B2EJ
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 100 Concurrent User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000LWW B27Z
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 100 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S06003WWW B2B9
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 100 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S060076WW B2EK
Horizon 7 Advanced
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Concurrent User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000PWW B282
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S06003ZWW B2BC
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S060079WW B2EN
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Named User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000RWW B284
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Named User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060041WW B2BE
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Named User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007BWW B2EQ
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Concurrent User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000QWW B283
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060040WW B2BD
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007AWW B2EP
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Named User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000SWW B285
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Named User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060042WW B2BF
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Named User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007CWW B2ER
Horizon 7 Enterprise
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Concurrent User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000XWW B28A
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060047WW B2BL
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007HWW B2EW
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Named User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000ZWW B28C
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Named User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060049WW B2BN
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Named User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007KWW B2EY
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Concurrent User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S06000YWW B28B
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Concurrent User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S060048WW B2BM
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Concurrent User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007JWW B2EX
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Named User Pack w/1Yr Support 7S060010WW B28D
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Named User Pack w/3Yr Support 7S06004AWW B2BP
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Named User Pack w/5Yr Support 7S06007LWW B2EZ

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

Table 31. VMware Horizon software editions feature comparison
Feature VMware Horizon software edition
Standard Advanced Enterprise
Licensing User-based (per 10 or 100 users)
Concurrent Users Yes Yes Yes
Named Users No Yes Yes
Windows Virtual Desktops Yes Yes Yes
Linux Virtual Desktops No No Yes
Packaged Applications Yes Yes Yes
Hosted Applications No Yes Yes
Session-based Desktops No Yes Yes
Single Sign-On for Application and Desktop Access No Yes Yes
Image Management for Physical Desktop No Yes Yes
Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business No Yes Yes
Session Collaboration No No Yes
Real-time Application Delivery No No Yes
Just-in-Time Delivery with Instant Clone Technology No No Yes
User, Profile, and Policy Management No No Yes
Health Monitoring and Performance Analytics No No Yes
Capacity Management: Planning and Optimization No No Yes
Help Desk Tool No No Yes

VMware Cloud Foundation

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

The following Cloud Foundation License and Subscription options are offered:

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

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

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

Table 32. VMware Cloud Foundation License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
VMware Cloud Foundation Basic
VMware Cloud Foundation Basic (Per CPU) w/1Yr Subscription and Support 7S0600D0WW S1RQ
VMware Cloud Foundation Basic (Per CPU) w/3Yr Subscription and Support 7S0600D1WW S1RR
VMware Cloud Foundation Basic (Per CPU) w/5Yr Subscription and Support 7S0600D2WW S1RS
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (Per CPU) w/1Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DMWW S1SB
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (Per CPU) w/3Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DNWW S1SC
VMware Cloud Foundation Standard (Per CPU) w/5Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DPWW S1SD
VMware Cloud Foundation Advanced
VMware Cloud Foundation Advanced (Per CPU) w/1Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DQWW S1SE
VMware Cloud Foundation Advanced (Per CPU) w/3Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DRWW S1SF
VMware Cloud Foundation Advanced (Per CPU) w/5Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DSWW S1SG
VMware Cloud Foundation Enterprise
VMware Cloud Foundation Enterprise (Per CPU) w/1Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DTWW S1SH
VMware Cloud Foundation Enterprise (Per CPU) w/3Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DUWW S1SJ
VMware Cloud Foundation Enterprise (Per CPU) w/5Y Subscription and Support 7S0600DVWW S1SK
VMware Cloud Foundation for VDI with NSX Data Center Advanced and Horizon Enterprise
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600D6WW S1RW
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600D7WW S1RX
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600D8WW S1RY
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600D3WW S1RT
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600D4WW S1RU
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600D5WW S1RV
VMware Cloud Foundation for VDI with NSX Data Center Advanced (no Horizon included)
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (per CCU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600DCWW S1S2
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600DDWW S1S3
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600DEWW S1S4
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (per CCU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600D9WW S1RZ
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600DAWW S1Z7
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600DBWW S1Z8
VMware Cloud Foundation for VDI with NSX Data Center Enterprise plus (no Horizon included)
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600DJWW S1S8
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600DKWW S1S9
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600DLWW S1SA
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/1Y S&S 7S0600DFWW S1S5
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 7S0600DGWW S1S6
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 7S0600DHWW S1S7

VMware vCenter Server

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

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

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

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

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

Table 33. VMware vCenter Server License and Subscription options
Description Part number Feature code
vCenter Server 6 Foundation
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Fdn for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/1Yr Support 7S06000DWW B27S
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Fdn for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/3Yr Support 7S06003PWW B2B2
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Fdn for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/5Yr Support 7S06006ZWW B2EC
vCenter Server 6 Standard
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/1Yr Support 7S06000CWW B27R
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/3Yr Support 7S06003NWW B2B1
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSph 6 (Per Instance) w/5Yr Support 7S06006YWW B2EB

VMware vCenter Server offers the following key features:

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

VMware License and Subscription for PRC

The following table lists ordering information for the VMware License and Subscription options that are available for selection and ordering in PRC only.

Table 34. VMware License and Subscription options for PRC
Description Part number Feature code
vSAN 6
VMware Virtual SAN 6 Standard for 1 processor Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA314 A2CGR4
VMware Virtual SAN 6 Standard for 1 processor Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA397 A2EAR5
VMware Virtual SAN 6 Standard for 1 processor Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA480 B2F4A9
VMware Virtual SAN 6 Advanced for 1 processor Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA317 A2CCR4
VMware Virtual SAN 6 Advanced for 1 processor Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA400 A2D6R5
VMware Virtual SAN 6 Advanced for 1 processor Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA483 B2F0A9
VMware Virtual SAN 6 Enterprise for 1 processor Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA320 A2CER4
VMware Virtual SAN 6 Enterprise for 1 processor Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA403 A2D8R5
VMware Virtual SAN 6 Enterprise for 1 processor Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA486 B2F2A9
VMware Virtual SAN 6 for Remote Off Branch Off 25 VM Pk Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA323 A2CBR4
VMware Virtual SAN 6 for Remote Off Branch Off 25 VM Pk Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA406 A2D5R5
VMware Virtual SAN 6 for Remote Off Branch Off 25 VM Pk Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA489 B2FZA9
vSphere 6
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 Processor Lic&1Yr S&S 01KT931 AW7L
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 Processor Lic&3Yr S&S 01KT941 AW7W
VMware vSphere 6 Standard for 1 Processor Lic&5Yr S&S 01KT972 AWBC
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor Lic&1Yr S&S 01KT932 AW7M
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor Lic&3Yr S&S 01KT942 AW7X
VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus for 1 Processor Lic&5Yr S&S 01KT973 AWBD
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Std (25 VM Pk) Lic&1Yr S&S 01KT939 AW7U
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Std (25 VM Pk) Lic&3Yr S&S 01KT949 AW84
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Std (25 VM Pk) Lic&5Yr S&S 01KT975 AWBF
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Adv (25 VM Pk) Lic&1Yr S&S 01KT940 AW7V
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Adv (25 VM Pk) Lic&3Yr S&S 01KT950 AW85
VMware vSphere 6 Remote Off Branch Off Adv (25 VM Pk) Lic&5Yr S&S 01KT976 AWBG
Horizon 7
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 10 Conc User Pk Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA298 A2BWR4
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 10 Conc User Pk Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA381 A2DPR5
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 10 Conc User Pk Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA464 B2FHA9
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 100 Conc User Pk Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA299 A2BVR4
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 100 Conc User Pk Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA382 A2DNR5
VMware Horizon 7 Standard 100 Conc User Pk Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA465 B2FGA9
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Conc User Pack Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA302 A2BLR4
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Conc User Pack Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA385 A2DER5
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Conc User Pack Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA468 B2E8A9
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Named User Pack Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA304 A2BMR4
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Named User Pack Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA387 A2DFR5
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 10 Named User Pack Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA470 B2E9A9
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Conc User Pack Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA303 A2BJR4
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Conc User Pack Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA386 A2DCR5
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Conc User Pack Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA469 B2E6A9
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Named User Pack Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA305 A2BKR4
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Named User Pack Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA388 A2DDR5
VMware Horizon 7 Advanced 100 Named User Pack Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA471 B2E7A9
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Conc User Pack Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA306 A2BRR4
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Conc User Pack Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA389 A2DJR5
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Conc User Pack Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA472 B2FCA9
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Named User Pk Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA308 A2BSR4
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Named User Pk Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA391 A2DKR5
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 10 Named User Pk Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA474 B2FDA9
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Conc User Pack Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA307 A2BNR4
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Conc User Pack Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA390 A2DGR5
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Conc User Pack Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA473 B2FAA9
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Named User Pk Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA309 A2BPR4
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Named User Pk Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA392 A2DHR5
VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise 100 Named User Pk Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA475 B2FBA9
VMware Cloud Foundation
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/1Y S&S 01PG959 S1U6
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 01PG960 S1U7
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 01PG961 S1U8
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/1Y S&S 01PG956 S1U3
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 01PG957 S1U4
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr, NSX DC ADV, and Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 01PG958 S1U5
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (per CCU) w/1Y S&S 01PG965 S1UC
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (per CCU) w/3Y S&S 01PG966 S1UD
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (per CCU) w/5Y S&S 01PG967 S1UE
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (per CCU) w/1Y S&S 01PG962 S1U9
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (per CCU) w/3Y S&S 01PG963 S1UA
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ADV w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (per CCU) w/5Y S&S 01PG964 S1UB
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/1Y S&S 01PG971 S1UJ
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 01PG972 S1UK
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 10 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 01PG973 S1UL
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/1Y S&S 01PG968 S1UF
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/3Y S&S 01PG969 S1UG
VCF for VDI: SDDC Mgr and NSX DC ENT+ w/o Horizon ENT 100 pack (Per CCU) w/5Y S&S 01PG970 S1UH
vCenter Server
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Fdn for vSphere 6 (Per Instance) Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA276 A2CKR4
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSphere 6 (Per Instance) Lic&1Yr S&S 01DA275 A2CLR4
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSphere 6 (Per Instance) Lic&3Yr S&S 01DA358 A2EER5
VMware vCenter Srv 6 Std for vSphere 6 (Per Instance) Lic&5Yr S&S 01DA441 B2F8A9

Systems management

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes support the following systems management tools:

Lenovo XClarity Controller

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U 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 VX 4-Socket 4U 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 server management through the following interfaces:

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

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

Light path diagnostics

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes include basic light path diagnostics, which provides the system LEDs on the front of the certified node (see Components and connectors) and the LEDs near the monitored components (for example, the DIMM error LEDs on the system board). Also, the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes offer an LCD display panel, which provides quick access to system status, firmware, network, and health information.

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 a software component for managing ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes which can be downloaded and used at no charge to discover and monitor the node's hardware and manage firmware upgrades for them. The Lenovo XClarity Pro subscription license that is pre-selected in the configurator is required for the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes, and it enables the Lenovo XClarity Premium features and provides software support for XClarity Administrator and XClarity Integrator for vCenter for the duration of the selected warranty period.

The XClarity Pro selection is listed in the following table.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter allows IT administrators to integrate the hardware management features of Lenovo XClarity Administrator with VMware vCenter, providing centralized management of physical and virtual environments form the virtualization management tool.

Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter offers the following features for the ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes:

  • Discovery, inventory, management, and monitoring of the node hardware.
  • Dashboard view with system information, node and cluster status, connection status, system health messages, and overall resource usage.
  • Deployment of the latest UpdateXpress System Packs and individual firmware updates.
  • Firmware compliance monitoring and enforcement.
  • Non-disruptive rolling firmware updates or system reboots that leverage dynamic virtual machine movement and automatic host restart within a cluster without any workload interruption.
  • Dynamic VM workload migration in response to predicted hardware failures to minimize unplanned downtime.

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

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

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

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager offers the following capabilities:

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

The 1-node Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager license is included in XClarity Controller Enterprise.

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

Physical specifications

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes have the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 173 mm (6.8 in.)
  • Width: 447 mm (17.6 in.)
  • Depth: 800 mm (31.5 in.)
  • Weight (maximum): 58.7 kg (129.4 lb)

Operating environment

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes comply with ASHRAE class A2 specifications. The node performance might be impacted when the operating temperature is outside the ASHRAE A2 specifications. Some ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications, provided the following hardware configuration requirements are met:

  • Processors with TDP more than or equal to 150 W not installed.
  • NVMe PCIe SSDs not installed.

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes are supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating:
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 5 °C - 45 °C (41 °F - 113 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 125-m (410-ft) increase in altitude
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 5 °C - 40 °C (41 °F - 104 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 175-m (574-ft) increase in altitude
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 10 °C - 35 °C (50 °F - 95 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 300-m (984-ft) increase in altitude
    • Non-operating: 5 °C - 45 °C (41 °F - 113 °F)
    • Storage: -40 °C - +60 °C (-40 °F - 140 °F)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
  • Humidity:
    • Operating:
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 8% - 90% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 24 °C (75 °F)
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 8% - 85% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 24 °C (75 °F)
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 8% - 80% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 21 °C (70 °F)
    • Storage: 8% - 90% (non-condensing)
  • Electrical:
    • 100 - 127 V AC (nominal); 50 Hz / 60 Hz (1100 W power supplies only)
    • 200 - 240 V AC (nominal); 50 Hz / 60 Hz
  • Acoustics (maximum configuration, operating): 6.1 bels
  • Vibration:
    • Operating: 0.21 G rms at 5 Hz to 500 Hz for 15 minutes across 3 axes
    • Non-operating: 1.04 G rms at 2 Hz to 200 Hz for 15 minutes across 6 surfaces
  • Shock:
    • Operating: 15 G for 3 milliseconds in each direction (positive and negative X, Y, and Z axes)
    • Non-operating:
      • 12 kg - 22 kg: 50 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces
      • 23 kg - 31 kg: 35 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces

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

Table 36. Rated system power, inlet current, and system heat output
Power supply Source voltage Maximum power load per system
(four power supplies)*
Rated current
per inlet
System
heat output
1100 W Platinum 100 - 127 V AC 2856 W 12 A 9745 BTU/hour
200 - 240 V AC 2880 W 6 A 9827 BTU/hour
1600 W Platinum 200 - 240 V AC 4176 W 8.7 A 14249 BTU/hour
2000 W Platinum 200 - 240 V AC 5280 W 11 A 18016 BTU/hour

* N+N redundancy with oversubscription power policy.

Regulatory compliance

The ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes conform to the following regulations:

  • FCC Part 15, Class A; UL 60950-1
  • ICES-003/NMB-03, Class A; CAN/CSA-C22.2 60950-1
  • NOM-19
  • IEC60950-1
  • CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, IEC/EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)
  • TUV-GS (IEC/EN60950-1, EK1-ITB2000)
  • EAC (TR CU 004/2011, TR CU 020/2011)
  • CCC GB4943.1, GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
  • BIS
  • VCCI, Class A
  • BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1
  • KN22, Class A; KN24
  • AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A
  • Reduction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS)
  • Energy Star 3.0 (excluding configurations with Gold 5222 and Platinum 8256 processors)

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

Warranty and support

The ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes can be configured with a three-, four, or five-year hardware warranty 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), with optional YourDrive YourData.
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select regions), with optional YourDrive YourData.
  • Managed Services

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

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

  • Technical Account Management (TAM)

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

  • Enterprise Software Support

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

  • YourDrive YourData

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

  • Health Check

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

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

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

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

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

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

Software maintenance

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

Lenovo offers optional one-, three-, or five-year VMware software support and subscription for the ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes that entitles customers to submit service requests to troubleshoot VMware software issues and receive code updates, including fixes, patches, and new software releases.

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

  • Severity 1 (Critical: Substantial loss or disruption of service, significant risk of data loss): 30 minutes, 24x7
  • Severity 2 (Major: Operations are severely constrained, significant impact): 4 business hours
  • Severity 3 (Minor: Non-critical loss of functionality, minimal impact): 8 business hours
  • Severity 4 (Cosmetic: General questions): 12 business hours

Deployment services

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

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

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

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

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

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the rack cabinets that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used for mounting the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes and other IT infrastructure building blocks.

Table 37. Rack cabinets
Description Part number
25U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072RX
25U Static S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072PX
42U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 6 sidewall compartments) 93074RX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634PX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Expansion Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634EX
42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93604PX
42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93614PX
42U Enterprise Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084PX
42U Enterprise Expansion Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084EX

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

Power distribution units

The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used for distributing electrical power to the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes and other IT infrastructure building blocks mounted in a rack cabinet.

Table 38. Power distribution units
Description Part number
0U Basic PDUs
0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord 00YJ776
0U 36 C13/6 C19 32A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with IEC60309 332P6 line cord 00YJ777
0U 21 C13/12 C19 32A/200-240V/346-415V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 532P6 cord 00YJ778
0U 21 C13/12 C19 48A/200-240V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 460P9 line cord 00YJ779
Switched and Monitored PDUs
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 24A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ NEMA L6-30P cord 00YJ781
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 332P6 cord 00YJ780
0U 18 C13/6 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A/200-240/346-415V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 532P6 cord 00YJ782
0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched and Monitored 48A/200-240V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 460P9 cord 00YJ783
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord) 46M4002
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3Ph PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd cord 46M4003
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord) 46M4004
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord 46M4005
Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module (without line cord) 71762NX
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3ph with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord 71763NU
C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
DPI C13 Enterprise PDU+ (without line cord) 39M2816
DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU (without line cord) 39Y8941
C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU (without line cord) 39Y8948
DPI 60A 3 Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC 309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord 39Y8923
Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
DPI 30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P line cord 39Y8938
DPI 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord 39Y8939
DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8934
DPI 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8940
DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8935
Universal PDUs (7x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
DPI Universal 7 C13 PDU (with 2 m IEC 320-C19 to C20 rack power cord) 00YE443
Line cords for PDUs that ship without a line cord
DPI 30a Line Cord (NEMA L6-30P) 40K9614
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9612
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 3P+N+G) 40K9611
DPI 60a Cord (IEC 309 2P+G) 40K9615
DPI 63a Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9613
DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord (32A) 40K9617
DPI Korean 8305 Line Cord (30A) 40K9618

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

Uninterruptible power supply units

The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used for providing electrical power protection to the ThinkAgile VX 4-Socket 4U Certified Nodes and other IT infrastructure building blocks.

Table 39. Uninterruptible power supply units
Description Part number
Worldwide models
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-15R 12A outlets) 55941AX
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A outlets) 55941KX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-20R 16A outlets) 55942AX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 1x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55942KX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (6x NEMA 5-20R 16A, 1x NEMA L5-30R 24A outlets) 55943AX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 1x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55943KX
RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 2x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55945KX
RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 2x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55946KX
RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55948KX
RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55949KX
RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55948PX
RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55949PX
ASEAN, HTK, INDIA, and PRC models
ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Standard UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets) 55943KT
ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Long Backup UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets) 55943LT
ThinkSystem RT6kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output) 55946KT
ThinkSystem RT10kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output) 5594XKT

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

Lenovo Financial Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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