Lenovo ThinkSystem ST650 V2 ServerProduct Guide

Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkSystem ST650 V2 is an ideal 2-socket 4U tower server for small businesses up to large enterprises that need industry-leading reliability, management, and security, as well as maximizing performance and flexibility for future growth. The ST650 V2 is designed to handle a wide range of workloads, such as databases, virtualization and cloud computing, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), infrastructure security, systems management, enterprise applications, collaboration/email, streaming media, web, and HPC.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the ThinkSystem ST650 V2 server, 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 ST650 V2 and consider its use in IT solutions.

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Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkSystem ST650 V2 is an ideal 2-socket 4U tower server for small businesses up to large enterprises that need industry-leading reliability, management, and security, as well as maximizing performance and flexibility for future growth. The ST650 V2 is based on the new 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor family and the new Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series.

The ST650 V2 is designed to handle a wide range of workloads, such as databases, virtualization and cloud computing, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), infrastructure security, systems management, enterprise applications, collaboration/email, streaming media, web, and HPC.

Lenovo ThinkSystem ST650 V2
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkSystem ST650 V2

Did you know?

The ThinkSystem ST650 V2 is an enterprise-grade tower server with support for hot-swap power supplies, fans, and drives. It also offers full support of Lenovo XClarity Administrator for comprehensive systems management and includes the UEFI-based Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager for system setup and diagnosis, and the Lenovo XClarity Controller management processor for ongoing systems management and alerting. These tools make the ST650 V2 easy to deploy, integrate, service, and manage.

The ST650 V2 is a very storage-rich tower offering, supporting up to 32x 2.5-inch drives or up to 16x 3.5-inch drives. The tower server can also be converted to a 4U rack server if needed.

Key features

The ThinkSystem ST650 V2 is a high-performance dual-socket tower server based on the third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, supporting a wide range of processors to suit a wide range of budgets and application requirements.

Scalability and performance

The ST650 V2 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability and reduce costs: 

  • Supports one or two third-generation Intel Xeon Processor Scalable processors
    • Up to 36 cores and 72 threads
    • Core speeds of up to 3.5 GHz
    • TDP ratings of up to 250W
  • Support for up to 32 TruDDR4 memory DIMMs operating at up to 3200 MHz means you have the fastest available memory subsystem.
  • Supports configurations of 2 DIMMs per channel to operate at the 3200 MHz rated speed of the memory DIMMs.
  • Using 128GB 3DS RDIMMs, the server supports up to 4TB of system memory.
  • Supports the new Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series for advanced in-memory database applications, dense-virtualization; up to 16 PMem Modules can be installed in conjunction with regular system memory.
  • Supports up to eight single-width GPUs or four double-wide GPUs, for substantial processing power in a tower system.
  • Supports a variety of front-accessible drive bays:
    • Up to 32x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays with two 5.25-inch media bays
    • Up to 12x 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays with two 5.25-inch media bays
    • Up to 16x 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays without the media bays
    • Up to 12x 3.5-inch simple-swap drive bays with two 5.25-inch media bays
  • Supports up to 16x NVMe drives to maximize drive I/O performance, in terms of throughput, bandwidth, and latency.
  • Supports up to 12x SATA drives using the onboard SATA controller (no additional adapter needed), enabling lower cost, high capacity storage solution.
  • Supports high-speed RAID controllers from Broadcom providing 12 Gb SAS connectivity to the drive backplanes. A variety of PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 RAID adapters are available, including compact form factor adapters that are cabled and don't occupy a PCIe slot.
  • Supports M.2 drives for convenient operating system boot functions or data storage. Available M.2 adapters support either one M.2 drive or two M.2 drives in a RAID 1 configuration for performance and reliability.
  • The server has two integrated 10 GbE 10GBASE-T ports with support for additional networking using adapter cards.
  • The server offers PCI Express 4.0 I/O expansion capabilities that doubles the theoretical maximum bandwidth of PCIe 3.0 (16GT/s in each direction for PCIe 4.0, compared to 8 GT/s with PCIe 3.0). A PCIe 4.0 x16 slot provides 64 GB/s bandwidth, enough to support a 200GbE network connection.
  • Up to nine PCIe slots, eight of which are PCIe 4.0 and are standard.

Availability and serviceability

The ST650 V2 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • The server offers Single Device Data Correction (SDDC, also known as Chipkill), Adaptive Double-Device Data Correction (ADDDC, also known as Redundant Bit Steering or RBS), memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
  • The server offers hot-swap drives, supporting RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • Available M.2 RAID Boot Adapters support RAID-1 which can enable two SATA or two NVMe M.2 drives to be configured as a redundant pair.
  • The server has up to two hot-swap redundant power supplies and up to four large hot-swap redundant fans to provide availability for business-critical applications.
  • The power-source-independent light path diagnostics uses LEDs to lead the technician to failed (or failing) components, which simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer more reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Proactive Platform Alerts (including PFA and SMART alerts): Processors, voltage regulators, memory, internal storage (SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs, NVMe SSDs, M.2 storage, flash storage adapters), fans, power supplies, RAID controllers, server ambient and subcomponent temperatures. Alerts can be surfaced through the XClarity Controller to managers such as Lenovo XClarity Administrator, VMware vCenter, and Microsoft System Center. These proactive alerts let you take appropriate actions in advance of possible failure, thereby increasing server uptime and application availability.
  • The built-in XClarity Controller continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.
  • Built-in diagnostics in UEFI, using Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager, speed up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager supports diagnostics and can save service data to a USB key drive or remote CIFS share folder for troubleshooting and reduce service time.
  • Auto restart in the event of a momentary loss of AC power (based on power policy setting in the XClarity Controller service processor)
  • Offers a diagnostics port located at the rear of the server to allow you to attach an external diagnostics handset for enhanced systems management capabilities.
  • Support for the XClarity Administrator Mobile app running on a supported smartphone and connected to the server through the service-enabled USB port, enables additional local systems management functions.
  • Three-year or one-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, 9 x 5 next business day. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

Systems management features simplify local and remote management of the ST650 V2:

  • Toolless cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as CPU, memory, and adapter cards.
  • The server includes an XClarity Controller (XCC) to monitor server availability. Optional upgrade to XCC Advanced to provide remote control (keyboard video mouse) functions. Optional upgrade to XCC Enterprise enables the additional support for the mounting of remote media files (ISO and IMG image files), boot capture, and power capping.
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers comprehensive hardware management tools that help to increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • UEFI-based Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager, accessible from F1 during boot, provides system inventory information, graphical UEFI Setup, platform update function, RAID Setup wizard, operating system installation function, and diagnostic functions.
  • Support for Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager, which captures real-time power and temperature data from the server and provides automated controls to lower energy costs.
  • An integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Support for industry standard management protocols, IPMI 2.0, SNMP 3.0, Redfish REST API, serial console via IPMI
  • Available physical security features include a lockable front door and a chassis intrusion switch to help prevent unauthorized access and notify administrators when the server cover has been removed.
  • An integrated hardware Trusted Platform Module (TPM) supporting TPM 2.0 enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Administrator and power-on passwords help protect from unauthorized access to the server.
  • Supports Secure Boot to ensure only a digitally signed operating system can be used. Supported with HDDs and SSDs, as well as M.2 drives.
  • Industry-standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supported operating system.
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks, allowing an application to run in its own isolated space, protected from all other software running on a system.

Energy efficiency

The ST650 V2 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, and increase energy availability:

  • Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
  • High-efficiency power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum and Titanium certifications
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) consume as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning 2.5-inch HDDs.
  • The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, which can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system and thus keeping your system cooler.
  • Optional Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provides advanced data center power notification, analysis, and policy-based management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

Comparing the ST650 V2 to the ST550

The ThinkSystem ST650 V2 improves on the previous generation ST550, as summarized in the following table.

Table 1. Comparing the ThinkSystem ST650 V2 to the previous generation SR650
Feature ST550 ST650 V2 Benefits
Form Factor
  • 4U Tower with rack convertible
  • 4U Tower with rack convertible
  • More features and capacities with same chassis
Processor
  • 2x 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor
  • up to 22 cores & 125W per CPU
  • 2x 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor
  • up to 36 cores & 250W per CPU
  • The latest high-performance processors from Intel
  • Greater computing performance with top bin CPUs
Memory
  • 6 channels per CPU
  • 12x TruDDR4 (R/LR/3DS) 2933MHz DIMMs
  • Up to 2933MHz, Max 768GB
  • 8 channels per CPU
  • 32x TruDDR4 (R/3DS) 3200MHz DIMMs
  • Up to 1DPC & 2DPC @ 3200MHz, Max 4TB
  • 2nd Gen Intel Optane Persistent Memory
  • 5X increase in memory capacity
  • Faster memory
  • Support for PMem for even greater memory capacity and application performance
Disk
  • Internal M.2 with optional RAID 0/1
  • Up to 8x 3.5” SS or HS SAS/SATA
  • Up to 20x 2.5” HS SAS/SATA (optional 4x NVMe SSDs)
  • Hybrid support for 8x 3.5” and 4x 2.5” HS SAS/SATA
  • Optional 2x 5.25” drive bays for optical/backup drives
  • Internal M.2 with optional RAID 0/1
  • Up to 16x 3.5” HS SAS/SATA (up to 8x optional NVMe SSDs)
  • Up to 32x 2.5” HS SAS/SATA (up to 16x optional NVMe SSDs)
  • Optional 2x 5.25” drive bays for optical/backup drives
  • Double the number of 3.5” drive bays
  • 1.6X more 2.5” drive bays.
  • 4X the number of NVMe SSDs supported
RAID
  • 12Gb SAS/SATA/RAID support
  • PCIe 3.0 adapters
  • Onboard SATA support with RAID
  • Range of 8-, 16- and 24-port RAID adapters
  • 8- and 16-port HBAs
  • NVMe Switch for 4x NVMe
  • 12Gb SAS/SATA/RAID support
  • PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 adapters
  • Onboard SATA support with RAID
  • Onboard VROC NVMe support with RAID
  • Wider range of 8-, 16- and 32-port RAID adapters
  • 8- and 16-port HBAs
  • NVMe Retimer adapters for 16x NVMe
  • New with Intel VROC for onboard SATA RAID and NVMe RAID
  • Featuring industry’s latest PCIe Gen4 based RAID adapters
  • NVMe Retimers lower the cost of NVMe support
Networking
  • 2x 1GbE embedded
  • 1GbE dedicated Management port
  • 2x 10GbE embedded
  • 1GbE dedicated Management port
  • Moved from embedded 1GbE to 10GbE for faster data transfer
PCIe
  • 6 slots total
  • 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
  • 2x PCIe 3.0 x8 slots
  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot
  • Separate M.2 adapter support
  • Up to 9 slots total (1 is optional)
  • 4x PCIe 4.0 x16 slots
  • Up to 4x PCIe x8 (3x Gen4, 1x Gen3)
  • 1x PCIe 4.0 x4 slot
  • Separate M.2 adapter support
  • New PCIe 4.0 support
  • Additional slots to support more I/O
  • Extra x16 slot for high-performance networking
GPU
  • Up to 2x DW/SW GPU adapters
  • Up to 4x active DW or 8x SW GPU adapters
  • 2X more the double-width GPU support and 4X more the single-width GPU support
Management and Security
  • XClarity Controller with upgrades
  • Full XClarity software suite including XClarity Administrator
  • Optional intrusion switch and lockable door
  • XClarity Controller with upgrades
  • Full XClarity software suite including XClarity Administrator
  • Optional intrusion switch and lockable door
  • Support for External Diagnostics Handset
  • Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) hardware Root of Trust
  • Common management tools with prior generation
  • External Diagnostics Handset with LCD panel offers quick access to system status, firmware, network, and health information
  • Platform Firmware Resiliency is an advanced security solution with a silicon-based to guard against corruption and unauthorized firmware updates
Power Supply
  • 1x 450W Fixed PSU, Gold
  • 2x Hot-swap PSUs up to 1100W, Platinum
  • 750W Hot-swap Titanium PSU
  • 2x Hot-swap PSUs up to 2400W, Platinum
  • 750W Hot-swap Titanium PSU
  • 1100W -48V DC PSU (planned)
  • Expanded power supply portfolio for exact configuration required and sharing with rest of the 2-socket/4-socket ThinkSystem V2 servers

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front of the server.

Front view of the ThinkSystem ST650 V2
Figure 2. Front view of the ThinkSystem ST650 V2

The following figure shows the four drive bay combinations that the server supports.

Drive bay combinations of the ThinkSystem ST650 V2
Figure 3. Drive bay combinations of the ThinkSystem ST650 V2

The following figure shows the components visible from the rear of the server.

Rear view of the ThinkSystem ST650 V2
Figure 4. Rear view of the ThinkSystem ST650 V2

The following figure shows the locations of key components inside the server.

Internal view of the ThinkSystem ST650 V2
Figure 5. Internal view of the ThinkSystem ST650 V2

System architecture

The following figure shows the architectural block diagram of the ST650 V2, showing the major components and their connections.

ST650 V2 system architectural block diagram
Figure 6. ST650 V2 system architectural block diagram

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 2. Standard specifications
Components Specification
Machine types 7Z75 - 1 year warranty
7Z74 - 3 year warranty
Form factor Tower or 4U Rack
Processor One or two third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor (formerly codenamed "Ice Lake"). Supports processors up to 36 cores, core speeds of up to 3.5 GHz, and TDP ratings of up to 250W.
Chipset Intel C621A "Lewisburg" chipset, part of the platform codenamed "Whitley"
Memory 32 DIMM slots with two processors (16 DIMM slots per processor). Each processor has 8 memory channels, with 2 DIMMs per channel (DPC). Lenovo TruDDR4 RDIMMs and 3DS RDIMMs are supported. DIMM slots are shared between standard system memory and persistent memory. DIMMs operate at up to 3200 MHz at 2 DPC.
Persistent memory Supports up to 16x Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series modules (8 per processor) installed in the DIMM slots. Persistent memory (Pmem) is installed in combination with system memory DIMMs.
Memory maximum With RDIMMs: Up to 4TB by using 32x 128GB 3DS RDIMMs
With Persistent Memory: Up to 5TB by using 16x 64GB 3DS RDIMMs and 16x 256GB Pmem modules (2.5TB per processor)
Memory protection ECC, SDDC (for x4-based memory DIMMs), ADDDC (for x4-based memory DIMMs, requires Platinum or Gold processors), and memory mirroring.
Disk drive bays

2.5-inch drive bays:

  • Up to 32x 2.5-inch hot-swap bays (16x NVMe) plus 2x 5.25-inch media bays

3.5-inch drive bays:

  • Up to 16x 3.5-inch hot-swap bays (8x NVMe) (no media bays)
  • Up to 12x 3.5-inch hot-swap bays (8x NVMe) plus 2x 5.25-inch media bays
  • Up to 12x 3.5-inch simple-swap bays plus 2x 5.25-inch media bays

Internal drives for OS boot or drive storage:

  • Internal M.2 module supporting up to two M.2 drives
Maximum internal storage
  • 2.5-inch drives:
    • 122.88TB using 32x 3.84TB 2.5-inch SAS/SATA SSDs
    • 61.44TB using 16x 3.84TB 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs
    • 76.8TB using 32x 2.4TB 2.5-inch HDDs
  • 3.5-inch drives:
    • 256TB using 16x 16TB 3.5-inch HDDs
    • 61.44TB using 16x 3.84TB 3.5-inch SAS/SATA SSDs
    • 30.72TB using 8x 3.84TB 3.5-inch NVMe SSDs
Storage controller
  • 12x Onboard SATA ports (Intel VROC SATA RAID, formerly known as Intel RSTe RAID)
  • Up to 12x Onboard NVMe ports (includes Intel VROC NVMe RAID, with optional license for non-Intel NVMe SSDs)
  • NVMe Retimer Adapter (supports Intel VROC NVMe RAID)
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA RAID adapters:
    • RAID 530i-8i (cacheless) supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50
    • RAID 530i-16i (cacheless) supports RAID 0, 1, 10
    • RAID 930-8i with 2GB flash-backed cache supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
    • RAID 930-16i with 4GB flash-backed cache supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
    • RAID 940-8i with 4GB or 8GB flash-backed cache supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
    • RAID 940-16i with 8GB flash-backed cache supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
    • RAID 940-32i with 8GB flash-backed cache supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA non-RAID: 430-8i, 430-16i and 440-16i HBAs
Optical drive and tape drive bays Two half-height 5.25-inch media bays, available in most configurations. Supports two of LTO tape drive, RDX drive, or slim DVD-RW optical drive.
Network interfaces Two onboard 10GBASE-T Ethernet RJ45 ports based on a Broadcom BCM57416 controller. Additional dedicated Gigabit port for remote management via the XClarity Controller (XCC) management processor.
PCI Expansion slots

Up to 9x PCIe slots - 8x PCIe 4.0 slots standard, 1x PCIe 3.0 slot optional (slot 8) All slots are full height, full length (FHFL) with rear access. Slots 4-8 require CPU 2 installed.

  • Slot 1: PCIe 4.0 x16 (CPU 1)
  • Slot 2: PCIe 4.0 x4 (x8 physical slot) (CPU 1)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 4.0 x16 (CPU 1)
  • Slot 4: PCIe 4.0 x8 (x8 physical slot) (CPU 2)
  • Slot 5: PCIe 4.0 x16 (CPU 2)
  • Slot 6: PCIe 4.0 x8 (x8 physical slot) (CPU 2)
  • Slot 7: PCIe 4.0 x16 (CPU 2)
  • Slot 8: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 physical slot) (CPU 2) (optional, cabled to PCIe connector)
  • Slot 9: PCIe 4.0 x8 (x8 physical slot) (CPU 1)

The server also supports the installation of a RAID adapter or HBA in a dedicated area that does not consume any of the PCIe slots. See the location of the Internal RAID adapter (cabled) in the Internal view of the server.

All nine slots are mounted on the system board. The optional slot, Slot 8, is enabled through a cable, routed from one of the PCIe NVMe onboard connectors. See the I/O expansion section for details.

GPU support Supports up to 8x single-wide GPUs or up to 4x double-wide GPUs
Ports

Front: 1x USB 3.1 G1 (5 Gb/s) port, 1x USB 2.0 port (also for XCC local management)

Rear: 2x 10GBASE-T RJ45 Ethernet ports, 4x USB 3.1 G1 (5 Gb/s) ports, 1x VGA video port, 1x DB-9 COM serial port, 1x 1GbE RJ-45 systems management port for XCC remote management, External diagnostics port

Internal: 1x USB 3.1 G1 connector for operating system or license key purposes

Cooling Up to 4x single-rotor or dual-rotor hot swap 92 mm fans, configuration dependent. Fans are N+1 redundant. One additional fan integrated in each power supply.
Power supply Up to two hot-swap redundant AC power supplies, 80 PLUS Platinum or 80 PLUS Titanium certification. 750 W, 1100 W, 1800 W and 2400 W AC options, supporting 220 V AC. 750 W and 1100 W options also support 110V input supply. In China only, all power supply options support 240 V DC.
Video G200 graphics with 16 MB memory with 2D hardware accelerator, integrated into the XClarity Controller. Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 32bpp at 60Hz.
Hot-swap parts Drives, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management Operator panel with status LEDs. Optional External Diagnostics Handset with LCD display. XClarity Controller (XCC) embedded management, XClarity Administrator centralized infrastructure delivery, XClarity Integrator plugins, and XClarity Energy Manager centralized server power management. Optional XClarity Controller Advanced and Enterprise to enable remote control functions.
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), supporting TPM 2.0. In China only, optional Nationz TPM 2.0. Optional lockable front security door and optional chassis intrusion switch.
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware ESXi. See the Operating system support section for specifics.
Limited warranty Three-year or one-year (model dependent) customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5 next business day (NBD).
Service and support Optional service upgrades are available through Lenovo Services: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 6-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, software support for Lenovo hardware and some third-party applications.
Dimensions Width: 175 mm (6.9 in.), height: 462 mm (18.2 in.), depth: 734 mm (28.9 in.). See Physical and electrical specifications for details.
Weight 2.5-inch configuration: 39.28 kg (86.60 lb) maximum
3.5-inch configuration: 46.23 kg (101.92 lb) maximum

Models

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 models can be configured by using the Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC).

Configure-to-order (CTO) models are used to create models with factory-integrated server customizations. For CTO models, two base CTO models are available for the ST650 V2 as listed in the following table, CTO1WW and CTOLWW:

  • The CTO1WW base CTO model is for general business and is selectable by choosing General Purpose mode in DCSC.
  • The CTOLWW base model is intended for High Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) configurations and solutions, including configurations for Lenovo Scalable Infrastructure (LeSI), and is enabled using either the HPC & AI LeSI Solutions mode or HPC & AI ThinkSystem Hardware mode in DCSC. CTOLWW configurations can also be built using System x and Cluster Solutions Configurator (x-config).

Preconfigured server models may also be available for the ST650 V2, however these are region-specific; that is, each region may define their own server models, and not all server models are available in every region.

The following table lists the base CTO models of the ThinkSystem ST650 V2 server.

Table 3. Base CTO models
Description Machine Type/Model
General purpose
Machine Type/Model
for HPC and AI
ThinkSystem ST650 V2 - 3 year Warranty 7Z74CTO1WW 7Z74CTOLWW
ThinkSystem ST650 V2 - 1 year Warranty 7Z75CTO1WW 7Z75CTOLWW

Models of the ST650 V2 are defined based on whether the server has 2.5-inch drive bays at the front (called the 2.5-inch chassis) or whether it has 3.5-inch drive bays at the front (called the 3.5-inch chassis). For models, the feature codes for these chassis bases are as listed in the following table.

Table 4. Chassis base feature codes
Feature code Description
BA64 ThinkSystem ST650 V2 32x2.5" Chassis
BA63 ThinkSystem ST650 V2 16x3.5" Chassis

Processor options

The ST650 V2 supports processors in the third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor family. The server supports one or two processors.

Topics in this section:

Processor options

The table below lists the processors that are supported.

Supported processors have the following features:

  • Third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (formerly codenamed "Ice Lake")
  • 10 nm process technology
  • 8x DDR4 memory channels
  • 64x PCIe 4.0 I/O lanes available for PCIe and NVMe devices
  • 1.25 MB L2 cache per core
  • 1.5 MB or more L3 cache per core
  • Intel Deep Learning Boost, which provides built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) acceleration with the Vector Neural Network Instruction set (VNNI). DL Boost and VNNI are designed to deliver significant, more efficient Deep Learning (Inference) acceleration for high-performance AI workloads.
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, which boosts performance for multithreaded applications by enabling simultaneous multithreading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, which allows processor cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor TDP.
  • Intel Virtualization Technology (includes VT-x and VT-d), which integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better use the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Intel Speed Select Technology, supported on some processor models, enables increased core Turbo Boost frequency on specific individual cores to maximize application performance.
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512), to enable acceleration of enterprise-class workloads, including databases and enterprise resource planning (ERP).
  • Up to two Intel AVX-512 Fused-Multiply Add (FMA) units
  • Intel SGX (Software Guard Extensions) and Intel TME (Total Memory Encryption) security features
  • Two or three Intel Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) links at up to 11.2 GT/s, to maximize inter-processor communication

Some processors include a suffix letter in the processor model number:

  • N: NFV optimized
  • T: High Tcase
  • U: Single socket
  • V: High density/low power-optimized for SaaS virtualization customers
  • P: High frequency-optimized for IaaS virtualization customers
  • Y: Speed Select
  • S: Large (512GB) SGX Enclave size
  • Q: Optimized for liquid cooling

Memory tiers: All processors support up to 6TB of memory. There are no L or M suffix processors.

Options part numbers only for second processor: The option part numbers listed in the table are only for use when adding a second processor. It is not supported to upgrade any processors already installed.

Table 5. Processor options
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
quantity†
4XG7A72930 BB2N ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Silver 4309Y 8C 105W 2.8GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72949 BB3C ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Silver 4310 12C 120W 2.1GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72943 BB34 ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Silver 4310T 10C 105W 2.3GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72939 BB2Z ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Silver 4314 16C 135W 2.4GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72946 BB39 ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Silver 4316 20C 150W 2.3GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72954 BB3M ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 5315Y 8C 140W 3.2GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72940 BB30 ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 5317 12C 150W 3.0GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72951 BB3E ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 5318N 24C 150W 2.0-2.1GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72929 BB2M ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 5318S 24C 165W 2.1GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72944 BB35 ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 5318Y 24C 165W 2.0GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72933 BB2R ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 5320 26C 185W 2.2GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72938 BB2Y ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 5320T 20C 150W 2.3GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72927 BB2K Intel Xeon Gold 6312U 24C 185W 2.4GHz Processor 1*
4XG7A72945 BB38 Intel Xeon Gold 6314U 32C 205W 2.3GHz Processor 1*
4XG7A72932 BB4E ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 6326 16C 185W 2.8GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72952 BB3H ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 6330 28C 205W 2.0GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72955 BB3N ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 6330N 28C 165W 2.2GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72950 BB3D ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 6334 8C 165W 3.6GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72959 BB3S ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 6336Y 24C 185W 2.4GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72956 BB3P ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 6338 32C 205W 2.0GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72941 BB31 ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 6338N 32C 185W 2.2GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72942 BB33 ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 6338T 24C 165W 2.1GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72948 BB3B ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 6342 24C 230W 2.8GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72937 BB2W ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 6346 16C 205W 3.1GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72928 BB2L ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 6348 28C 235W 2.6GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72935 BB2U ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Gold 6354 18C 205W 3.0GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
CTO only BB3J Intel Xeon Platinum 8351N 36C 225W 2.4GHz Processor 1*
4XG7A72957 BB3Q ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Platinum 8352S 32C 205W 2.2GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72934 BB2S ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Platinum 8352V 36C 195W 2.1G/3.5GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72936 BB2V ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Platinum 8352Y 32C 205W 2.2GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72958 BB3R ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Platinum 8358 32C 250W 2.6GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72947 BB3A ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Platinum 8358P 32C 240W 2.6G/3.4GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2
4XG7A72931 BB2P ST650 V2 Intel Xeon Platinum 8360Y 36C 250W 2.4GHz Option Kit w/o Fan 2

* Processors with a U suffix and the 8351N processor are only supported one processor per server; as a result, there is no option part number for a second processor.
† The server supports two processors. In the configurator, you can select 1 or 2 processor feature codes. However for option part numbers, only 1 is supported per server. The option part numbers are only for use when adding a second processor. It is not supported to use the option part numbers to upgrade any processors already installed.

Processor features

The following table compares the features of the supported third-generation Intel Xeon processors.

Abbreviations used in the table:

  • TB: Turbo Boost 2.0
  • UPI: Ultra Path Interconnect
  • TDP: Thermal Design Power
  • SGX: Software Guard Extensions
  • PMem: Persistent Memory support

Table 6. Processor features
CPU
model
Cores/
threads
Core speed
(Base / TB max)
L3 cache* Max memory
speed
UPI links
& speed
TDP SGX Enclave
Size
Pmem
4309Y 8 / 16 2.8 GHz / 3.6 GHz 12 MB 2667 MHz 2 / 10.4 GT/s 105W 8 GB No
4310 12 / 24 2.1 GHz / 3.3 GHz 18 MB 2667 MHz 2 / 10.4 GT/s 120W 8 GB No
4310T 10 / 20 2.3 GHz / 3.4 GHz 15 MB 2667 MHz 2 / 10.4 GT/s 105W 8 GB No
4314 16 / 32 2.4 GHz / 3.4 GHz 24 MB 2667 MHz 2 / 10.4 GT/s 135W 8 GB Yes
4316 20 / 40 2.3 GHz / 3.4 GHz 30 MB 2667 MHz 2 / 10.4 GT/s 150W 8 GB No
5315Y 8 / 16 3.2 GHz / 3.6 GHz 12 MB 2933 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 140W 64 GB Yes
5317 12 / 24 3.0 GHz / 3.6 GHz 18 MB 2933 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 150W 64 GB Yes
5318N 24 / 48 2.1 GHz / 3.4 GHz 36 MB 2667 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 150W 64 GB Yes
5318S 24 / 48 2.1 GHz / 3.4 GHz 36 MB 2933 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 165W 512 GB Yes
5318Y 24 / 48 2.1 GHz / 3.4 GHz 36 MB 2933 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 165W 64 GB Yes
5320 26 / 52 2.2 GHz / 3.4 GHz 39 MB 2933 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 185W 64 GB Yes
5320T 20 / 40 2.3 GHz / 3.5 GHz 30 MB 2933 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 150W 64 GB Yes
6312U 24 / 48 2.4 GHz / 3.6 GHz 36 MB 3200 MHz None 185W 64 GB Yes
6314U 32 / 64 2.3 GHz / 3.4 GHz 48 MB 3200 MHz None 205W 64 GB Yes
6326 16 / 32 2.9 GHz / 3.5 GHz 24 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 185W 64 GB Yes
6330 28 / 56 2.0 GHz / 3.1 GHz 42 MB 2933 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 205W 64 GB Yes
6330N 28 / 56 2.2 GHz / 3.4 GHz 42 MB 2667 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 165W 64 GB Yes
6334 8 / 16 3.6 GHz / 3.7 GHz 18 MB* 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 165W 64 GB Yes
6336Y 24 / 48 2.4 GHz / 3.6 GHz 36 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 185W 64 GB Yes
6338 32 / 64 2.0 GHz / 3.2 GHz 48 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 205W 64 GB Yes
6338N 32 / 64 2.2 GHz / 3.5 GHz 48 MB 2667 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 185W 64 GB Yes
6338T 24 / 48 2.1 GHz / 3.4 GHz 36 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 165W 64 GB Yes
6342 24 / 48 2.8 GHz / 3.5 GHz 36 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 230W 64 GB Yes
6346 16 / 32 3.1 GHz / 3.6 GHz 36 MB* 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 205W 64 GB Yes
6348 28 / 56 2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz 42 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 235W 64 GB Yes
6354 18 / 36 3.0 GHz / 3.6 GHz 39 MB* 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 205W 64 GB Yes
8351N 36 / 72 2.4 GHz / 3.5 GHz 54 MB 2933 MHz None 225W 64 GB Yes
8352S 32 / 64 2.2 GHz / 3.4 GHz 48 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 205W 512 GB Yes
8352V 36 / 72 2.1 GHz / 3.5 GHz 54 MB 2933 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 195W 8 GB Yes
8352Y 32 / 64 2.2 GHz / 3.4 GHz 48 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 205W 64 GB Yes
8358 32 / 64 2.6 GHz / 3.4 GHz 48 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 250W 64 GB Yes
8358P 32 / 64 2.6 GHz / 3.4 GHz 48 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 240W 8 GB Yes
8360Y 36 / 72 2.4 GHz / 3.5 GHz 54 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 250W 64 GB Yes

* L3 cache is 1.5 MB per core or larger. Processors with a larger L3 cache per core are marked with an *

One-processor configurations

The ST650 V2 can be used with only one processor installed. Most core functions of the server (including the XClarity Controller) are connected to processor 1 as shown in the System architecture section.

With only one processor, the server has the following capabilities:

  • 16 memory DIMMs for a 2TB maximum
  • Slots 1-3 and slot 9 are available; Slot 4-8 are not available

Drive support is as follows:

  • SAS/SATA drives are supported - 8, 16, 24 drives (2.5-inch) or 8, 12 drives (3.5-inch)
  • NVMe drives are supported, up to 4 drives (3.5-inch only)
  • M.2 drives are supported

Controller support is as follows:

  • 8x onboard SATA
  • 4x onboard NVMe
  • RAID adapters/HBAs installed in slots 1-3
  • Internal RAID controller and HBA are not supported

Thermal restrictions by processor

Processors with a high TDP value require a lower ambient temperature. See the Operating environment section for details.

Memory options

The ST650 V2 uses Lenovo TruDDR4 memory and supports 16 DIMMs per processor or 32 DIMMs with two processors installed. Each processor has eight memory channels with two DIMMs per channel. With 128 GB 3DS RDIMMs installed, the ST650 V2 supports a total of 4 TB of system memory.

The ST650 V2 also supports Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series, as described in the Persistent Memory section.

Memory operates at up to 3200 MHz at two DIMMs per channel, depending on the processor model selected. If the processor selected has a lower memory bus speed, then all DIMMs will operate at that lower speed.

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

Lenovo TruDDR4 memory uses the highest quality components that are sourced from Tier 1 DRAM suppliers and only memory that meets the strict requirements of Lenovo is selected. It is compatibility tested and tuned to maximize performance and reliability. From a service and support standpoint, Lenovo TruDDR4 memory automatically assumes the system warranty, and Lenovo provides service and support worldwide.

Table 7. Memory options
Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
RDIMMs
4X77A08632 B963 ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 3200MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 32 (16 per processor)
4X77A08633 B964 ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 3200MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 32 (16 per processor)
4X77A08634 B965 ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 3200MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 32 (16 per processor)
4X77A08635 B966 ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 3200MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 32 (16 per processor)
3DS RDIMMs
4X77A08636 BA62 ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 3200 MHz (2S2Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 32 (16 per processor)

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The following DIMM quantities are supported per processor: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 16. Other quantities per processor are not supported.
  • The server supports RDIMMs and 3DS RDIMMs; UDIMMs and LRDIMMs are not supported
  • Mixing RDIMMs and 3DS RDIMMs is not supported
  • Mixing x4 and x8 DIMMs is supported

For best performance, consider the following:

  • Populate memory DIMMs in quantities of 8 or 16 per processor, so that all memory channels are used.
  • Populate memory channels so they all have the same total memory capacity.
  • Ensure all memory controllers on a processor socket have the same DIMM configuration.
  • All processor sockets on the same physical server should have the same DIMM configuration.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

  • ECC
  • SDDC (for x4-based memory DIMMs; look for "x4" in the DIMM description)
  • ADDDC (for x4-based memory DIMMs)
  • Memory mirroring

Note: Memory sparing is not supported

If memory channel mirroring is used, then DIMMs must be installed in pairs or sets of three (minimum of one pair or set of three per processor), and all DIMMs in the pair or set of three must be identical in type and size. 50% of the installed capacity is available to the operating system. Memory rank sparing is not supported.

Persistent memory

The ST650 V2 server supports Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series, a new class of memory and storage technology explicitly architected for data center usage. Persistent memory is an innovative technology that delivers a unique combination of affordable large memory capacity and persistence (non-volatility). It offers significantly lower latency than fetching data from SSDs, even NVMe SSDs, and offers higher capacities than system memory.

Persistent memory technology can help boost the performance of data-intensive applications such as in-memory analytics, databases, content delivery networks, and high performance computing (HPC), as well as deliver consistent service levels at scale with higher virtual machine and container density. When data is stored closer to the processor on nonvolatile media, applications can see significant overall improvement in performance.

The following table lists the ordering information for the supported persistent memory modules.

Table 8. Persistent memory module part numbers
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
4ZC7A08732 B98B ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 3200MHz (1.2V) Intel Optane Persistent Memory 16 (8 per processor)
4ZC7A08734 B98A ThinkSystem 256GB TruDDR4 3200MHz (1.2V) Intel Optane Persistent Memory 16 (8 per processor)

The following are the requirements when installing persistent memory (PMem) modules when installed in a two-socket server with third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors ("Ice Lake" processors):

  • App Direct Mode and Memory Mode are supported. Mixed Mode is not supported.
  • All PMem modules operate at 3200 MHz when the installed processor runs the memory bus at 3200 MHz.
  • All installed PMem modules must be the same size. Mixing PMem modules of different capacities is not supported.
  • Maximum 8 PMem modules per processor (install 1 in each memory channel).
  • For each memory channel with both a PMem module and a memory DIMM installed, the PMem module is installed in channel slot 1 (DIMM1, closer to the processor) and the DIMM is installed in channel slot 0 (DIMM0).
  • To maximize performance, balance all memory channels
  • Both interleaved and non-interleaved modes are supported.
  • Memory mirroring is not supported with PMem modules installed
  • Ambient temperature cannot exceed 30°C

For details, including App Direct Mode and Memory Mode configuration requirements, see the Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series product guide, https://lenovopress.com/LP1380

Internal storage

The ST650 V2 supports 2.5-inch hot-swap, 3.5-inch hot-swap, and 3.5-inch simple-swap drives at the front of the server in a variety of drive bay configurations. Some drive bay configurations are supported with two 5.25-inch media bays for tape, RDX or optical drives.

The server also supports one or two M.2 drives, installed in an M.2 adapter internal to the server.

In this section:

Drive bays

The ST650 V2 supports four main drive bay configurations as shown in the following figure.

ST650 V2 drive bays
Figure 7. ST650 V2 drive bays

The four configurations are as follows:

  • 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
    • Up to 32 drive bays, 8 drives per backplane
    • All 32 drives can be SAS or SATA
    • 16 drives can can be AnyBay drive bays or NVMe drive bays
    • Optional support for 2 media bays
  • 12x 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
    • Up to 12 drive bays, 4 drives per backplane
    • All 12 drives can be SAS or SATA
    • 8 drives can can be AnyBay drive bays or NVMe drive bays
    • Optional support for 2 media bays
    • Can be upgraded to 16x 3.5-inch drive bays by removing the media bays
  • 16x 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
    • Up to 16 drive bays, 4 drives per backplane
    • All 16 drives can be SAS or SATA
    • 8 drives can can be AnyBay drive bays or NVMe drive bays
    • No support for 2 media bays
  • 12x 3.5-inch simple-swap drive bays
    • Up to 12 drive bays supporting SATA drives, 4 drives per backplate
    • No support for SAS, AnyBay or NVMe drives
    • Optional support for 2 media bays

It is also possible to configure a server without any drives or backplanes. Drives and backplanes can be added in the field as described in the field upgrades section.

Backplanes

The backplanes used to provide the drive bays are listed in the following table.

The table also lists the ordering information for the media bay that provides two 5.25-inch drive bays at the top of the server for a tape drive or optical drive. The media bays are not available when 16x 3.5-inch drive bays are configured.

Field upgrades: All backplanes are available as part numbers for field upgrades complete with the necessary cables, as listed in the table and described in the Field upgrades section below.

Table 9. Backplanes for drive bays
Part number* Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap
4B27A60845 B8LU ThinkSystem ST650 V2 2.5" SAS/SATA 8-Bay Backplane Kit 4
4B27A60846 BH8B ThinkSystem ST650 V2 2.5" AnyBay 8-Bay Backplane Kit 2
4B27A09322 BH8D ThinkSystem ST650 V2 2.5" NVMe 8-Bay Backplane Kit 2
3.5-inch hot-swap
4B27A60843 BA5Q ThinkSystem ST650 V2 3.5" SAS/SATA 4-Bay Backplane Kit 4
4B27A60844 BA5R ThinkSystem ST650 V2 3.5" AnyBay 4-Bay Backplane Kit 2
4B27A09320 BCQS ThinkSystem ST650 V2 3.5" NVMe 4-Bay Backplane Kit 2
3.5-inch simple-swap
4M17A11753 BA5Y ThinkSystem ST650 V2 3.5" Simple-Swap SAS/SATA 4-Bay Backplate Kit 3
Media bay
4M27A60829 BA5W ThinkSystem ST650 V2 3.5" Chassis Media Bay Enablement Kit 1

* Part numbers include cables and other components as described in the Field upgrades section.

Common backplanes: Two of the 2.5-inch backplanes listed in the above table use the same physical circuit board. Feature codes BH8B and BH8D use a backplane with eight bays where each bay has both a SAS/SATA connection and an NVMe connection. The difference is which connectors on the backplane are cabled: NVMe and SAS/SATA or just NVMe. Both feature codes use backplane SBB7A29600. Similarly 3.5-inch backplanes BA5R (AnyBay) and BCQS (NVMe) share a common backplane, SBB7A17369.

NVMe drive support

The ST650 V2 supports NVMe drives to maximize storage performance.

Depending on the configuration, NVMe drives are connected ether to onboard NVMe ports or to retimer adapters installed in PCIe slots.

  • 2.5-inch drive configurations:
    • Up to 16 NVMe drives without oversubscription (that is, each x4 drive has a full x4 (4 lanes) connection to the processor)
    • Up to 8 drives can be connected to onboard NVMe ports
    • Other drives in the configuration are connected via retimer adapters
  • 3.5-inch hot-swap drive configurations:
    • Up to 8 NVMe drives without oversubscription (that is, each x4 drive has a full x4 (4 lanes) connection to the processor)
    • All 8 drives can be connected to onboard NVMe ports
    • Alternatively, drives can be configured using retimer adapters

PCIe 4.0 NVMe support: The onboard NVMe ports connected to CPU 1 (NVMe ports 1 & 2) operate at PCIe 3.0 speeds in the ST650 V2 as shown in the following figure. That means any PCIe 4.0 drives installed in backplanes connected to those ports will operate at PCIe 3.0 speeds. NVMe drives connected to the NVMe ports connected to CPU 2 (NVMe ports 3 & 4) or connected to retimer adapters operate at PCIe 4.0 (Gen 4) speeds if the drives themselves support that speed. See the ST650 V2 Backplane/Backplate Cable Routing Guide for details about what connections are used in each configuration, http://thinksystem.lenovofiles.com/help/index.jsp.

Onboard NVMe port speeds
Figure 8. Onboard NVMe port speeds

The specifics of the drive bay configurations are covered in the Supported drive bay combinations and Controller selections sections.

The tables in those sections indicate the number of NVMe drives in each configuration plus the subscription ratio. The subscription ratio is the number of PCIe lanes from the processor compared to the number of lanes to the drives. A ratio of 1:1 means all drives get the full number of lanes they need to maximize drive performance (currently 4 lanes per drive). A ratio of 1:2 means each drive only gets the half the bandwidth from the processor.

Supported drive bay combinations

This section describes the various combinations of 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives that the server supports. The combinations are based on whether the drives are 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch.The drives are connected using backplanes (hot-swap drives) or backplates (simple-swap drives). Up to four backplanes/backplates are installed, numbered 1-4 from the bottom as shown in the following figure.

Backplane numbering
Figure 9. Backplane numbering

3.5-inch drive bay chassis

The following table shows the supported combinations when the server is configured with 3.5-inch drives. The choice of storage controller for each configuration is listed in the Controller selections section.

Table 10. Drive bay and backplane combinations with 3.5-inch chassis (Blue cells = SAS/SATA, Purple cells = AnyBay, Red cells = NVMe) (SS = Simple swap)
Config Total drives NVMe drives§ BP1 BP2 BP3 BP4 Slot 8
support
1 4 0 4x SS SATA Open Open Open* Yes
2 8 0 4x SS SATA 4x SS SATA Open Open* Yes
3 12 0 4x SS SATA 4x SS SATA 4x SS SATA Open* Yes
4 4 0 4x SAS/SATA Open Open Open Yes
5 4 0 4x SAS/SATA Open Open Open Yes
6 8 0 4x SAS/SATA 4x SAS/SATA Open Open Yes
7 8 0 4x SAS/SATA 4x SAS/SATA Open Open Yes
8 8 4 (1:1) 4x NVMe 4x SAS/SATA Open Open Yes
9 8 4 (1:1) 4x AnyBay 4x SAS/SATA Open Open Yes
10 12 0 4x SAS/SATA 4x SAS/SATA 4x SAS/SATA Open Yes
11 12 8 (1:1) 4x NVMe 4x NVMe 4x SAS/SATA Open Yes**
12 12 4 (1:1) 4x NVMe 4x SAS/SATA 4x SAS/SATA Open Yes
13 12 8 (1:1) 4x AnyBay 4x AnyBay 4x SAS/SATA Open Yes**
14 12 4 (1:1) 4x AnyBay 4x SAS/SATA 4x SAS/SATA Open Yes
15 16 0 4x SAS/SATA 4x SAS/SATA 4x SAS/SATA 4x SAS/SATA Yes
16 16 8 (1:1) 4x AnyBay 4x AnyBay 4x SAS/SATA 4x SAS/SATA Yes**
17 16 8 (1:1) 4x NVMe 4x NVMe 4x SAS/SATA 4x SAS/SATA Yes**

§ The text in parenthesis refers to the subscription ratio. See the NVMe support section for details.
* In configurations with simple-swap drives, the BP4 zone can only be occupied by media bays (optical/tape drives)
** Depending on the controllers used in this configuration, Slot 8 may not be available. See Controller selections section for details.

2.5-inch drive bay chassis

The following table shows the supported combinations when the server is configured with a 2.5-inch chassis (where the front drive bays are 2.5-inch). The table lists the front, middle and rear backplanes required for each drive bay combination. The choice of storage controller for each configuration is listed in the Controller selections section.

Table 11. Drive bay and backplane combinations with 2.5-inch chassis (Blue cells = SAS/SATA, Purple cells = AnyBay, Red cells = NVMe) (SS = Simple swap)
Config Total drives NVMe drives§ BP1 BP2 BP3 BP4 Slot 8
support
18 8 0 8x SAS/SATA Open Open Open Yes
19 8 0 8x SAS/SATA Open Open Open Yes
20 16 0 8x SAS/SATA 8x SAS/SATA Open Open Yes
21 16 8 (1:1) 8x AnyBay 8x SAS/SATA Open Open Yes**
22 16 8 (1:1) 8x NVMe 8x SAS/SATA Open Open Yes**
23 24 0 8x SAS/SATA 8x SAS/SATA 8x SAS/SATA Open Yes
24 24 16 (1:1) 8x AnyBay 8x AnyBay 8x SAS/SATA Open Yes**
25 24 8 (1:1) 8x AnyBay 8x SAS/SATA 8x SAS/SATA Open Yes**
26 24 16 (1:1) 8x NVMe 8x NVMe 8x SAS/SATA Open Yes**
27 24 8 (1:1) 8x NVMe 8x SAS/SATA 8x SAS/SATA Open Yes**
28 32 0 8x SAS/SATA 8x SAS/SATA 8x SAS/SATA 8x SAS/SATA Yes
29 32 16 (1:1) 8x AnyBay 8x AnyBay 8x SAS/SATA 8x SAS/SATA Yes**
30 32 16 (1:1) 8x NVMe 8x NVMe 8x SAS/SATA 8x SAS/SATA Yes**

§ The text in parenthesis refers to the subscription ratio. See the NVMe support section for details.
** Depending on the controllers used in this configuration, Slot 8 may not be available. See Controller selections section for details.

Controller selections

The ST650 V2 has the following requirements regarding the selection of storage controllers:

  • The use of 8x Onboard NVMe requires 2 processors
  • The use of a RAID/HBA 16i Internal (CFF) adapter requires 2 processors since the adapter is cabled to CPU 2
  • The use of 5 or more adapter slots requires 2 processors
  • The use of 3 or 4 Retimer adapters requires 2 processors (these adapters require PCIe x16 slots)
  • The use of RAID/HBA 16i Internal and 8x Onboard NVMe ports are mutually exclusive
  • The use of PCIe Slot 8 and 8x Onboard NVMe ports are mutually exclusive
  • It is supported to use PCIe Slot 8 or RAID/HBA 16i Internal or both with only 4x Onboard NVMe ports
  • NVMe drives connected to Onboard NVMe ports will operate only at PCIe Gen3 speed

This section helps you determine with storage adapter are supported for your desired drive bay configuration.

For additional information, consult the ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Backplane/Backplate Cable Routing Guide, available from:
http://thinksystem.lenovofiles.com/help/index.jsp

In the tables, the controllers are grouped as follows:

  • RAID/HBA 8i corresponds to any of the following:
    • ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter, 7Y37A01082
    • ThinkSystem RAID 930-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter, 7Y37A01084
    • ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter, 4Y37A09728
    • ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter, 4Y37A09729
    • ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA, 7Y37A01088
  • RAID/HBA 16i corresponds to any of the following:
    • ThinkSystem RAID 530-16i PCIe 12Gb Adapter, 4Y37A09727
    • ThinkSystem RAID 930-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter, 7Y37A01085
    • ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter, 4Y37A09730
    • ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA, 7Y37A01089
  • RAID/HBA 16i Int (also referred to as RAID 16i CFF, compact form factor) corresponds to the following:
    • ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal Adapter, 4Y37A09735
    • ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal HBA, 4Y37A09725
  • RAID 32i corresponds to the following:
    • ThinkSystem RAID 940-32i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter, 4Y37A09733
  • OB SATA (onboard SATA) corresponds to the following in CTO orders:
    • On Board SATA Software RAID Mode, feature AVV0
  • OB NVMe (onboard NVMe) corresponds to the following in CTO orders:
    • Non RAID NVMe, feature BC4V
    • Intel VROC (VMD NVMe RAID) Intel SSD Only, feature B9X7
    • Intel VROC (VMD NVMe RAID) Premium, feature B96G

Many of the configurations also support the installation of the optional cable to enable PCIe Slot 8 as indicated in the table.

3.5-inch chassis configurations

The following table lists the supported drive bay combinations for configurations with 3.5-inch front drive bays, plus the list of supported controller combinations supported by each of those drive bay combinations. Information about the controllers can be found in the Controllers for internal storage section.

Table 12. Drive bay combinations with 3.5-inch chassis (Dark blue cells = SATA, Blue = SAS/SATA, Purple = AnyBay, Red cells = NVMe)
Cfg BP1 BP2 BP3 BP4 CPUs Slot 8
support
Controller combinations (drive count) (OB = Onboard)
1 SS SATA Open Open Open* 1 or 2 Yes OB SATA (4)
2 SS SATA SS SATA Open Open* 1 or 2 Yes OB SATA (8)
3 SS SATA SS SATA SS SATA Open* 1 or 2 Yes OB SATA (12)**
4 SAS Open Open Open 1 or 2 Yes OB SATA (4)
5 SAS Open Open Open 1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 8i (4)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (4)
6 SAS SAS Open Open 1 or 2 Yes OB SATA (8)
7 SAS SAS Open Open 1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (8)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (8)
8 NVMe SAS Open Open 1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 8i (4) + OB NVMe (4)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (4) + OB NVMe (4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (4) + OB NVMe (4)
9 AnyBay SAS Open Open 1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + OB NVMe (4)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (8) + OB NVMe (4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (8) + OB NVMe (4)
10 SAS SAS SAS Open 1 or 2 Yes 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+4)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (12)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (12)
11 NVMe NVMe SAS Open 2 No OB SATA (4) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 8i (4) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 16i (4) + OB NVMe (8)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (4) + OB NVMe (4) + 1x Retimer (4)
12 NVMe SAS SAS Open 1 or 2 Yes OB SATA (8) + OB NVMe (4)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + OB NVMe (4)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (8) + OB NVMe (4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (8) + OB NVMe (4)
13 AnyBay AnyBay SAS Open 2 No OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 8i (4) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+4) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 16i (12) + OB NVMe (8)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (12) + OB NVMe (4) + 1x Retimer (4)
14 AnyBay SAS SAS Open 1 or 2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 8i (4) + OB NVMe (4)
1 or 2 Yes 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+4) + OB NVMe (4)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (12) + OB NVMe (4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (12) + OB NVMe (4)
15 SAS SAS SAS SAS 1 or 2 Yes 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (16)
16 AnyBay AnyBay SAS SAS 2 No OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + OB NVMe (8)
2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + OB NVMe (4) + 1x Retimer (4)
2 Yes 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + OB NVMe (4) + 1x Retimer (4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + OB NVMe (4) + 1x Retimer (4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (16) + OB NVMe (4) + 1x Retimer (4)
2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (16) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
17 NVMe NVMe SAS SAS 2 No 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 16i (8) + OB NVMe (8)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + OB NVMe (4) + 1x Retimer (4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (8) + OB NVMe (4) + 1x Retimer (4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (8) + OB NVMe (4) + 1x Retimer (4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)

* In configurations with simple-swap drives, the BP4 zone can only be occupied by media bays (optical/tape drives)
** The OB SATA controller supports up to 12 SATA drives, however only the first 8 drives can be configured using RAID. The remaining drives are JBOD only.

 

2.5-inch chassis configurations

The following table lists the supported drive bay combinations for configurations with 2.5-inch front drive bays, plus the list of supported controller combinations supported by each of those drive bay combinations. Information about the controllers can be found in the Controllers for internal storage section.

Table 13. Drive bay combinations with 2.5-inch chassis (Blue = SAS/SATA, Purple = AnyBay, Red = NVMe)
Cfg BP1 BP2 BP3 BP4 CPUs Slot 8
support
Controller combinations (drive count) (OB = Onboard)
18 SAS Open Open Open 1 or 2 Yes OB SATA (8)
19 SAS Open Open Open 1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (8)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (8)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID 32i (8)
20 SAS SAS Open Open 1 or 2 Yes 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (16)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID 32i (16)
21 AnyBay SAS Open Open 2 No 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID 32i (16) + OB NVMe (8)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (16) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
22 NVMe SAS Open Open 2 No 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 16i (8) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID 32i (8) + OB NVMe (8)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
23 SAS SAS SAS Open 2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (16)
1 or 2 Yes 3x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8+8)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID 32i (24)
24 AnyBay AnyBay SAS Open 2 No OB SATA (8) + 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No 3x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8+8) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No 1x RAID 32i (24) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA Int 16i (16) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 3x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8+8) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID 32i (24) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
25 AnyBay SAS SAS Open 2 No OB SATA (8) + 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 3x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8+8) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID 32i (24) + OB NVMe (8)
2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA Int 16i (16) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes 3x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8+8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID 32i (24) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
26 NVMe NVMe SAS Open 2 No OB SATA (8) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 16i (8) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No 1x RAID 32i (8) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (8) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (8) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID 32i (8) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
27 NVMe SAS SAS Open 2 No 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + OB NVMe (8)
2 No 1x RAID 32i (16) + OB NVMe (8)
2 Yes 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (16) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID 32i (16) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
28 SAS SAS SAS SAS 1 or 2 Yes 4x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8+8+8)
1 or 2 Yes 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16)
1 or 2 Yes 2x RAID/HBA 16i (16+16)
1 or 2 Yes 1x RAID 32i (24)
29 AnyBay AnyBay SAS SAS 2 No OB SATA (8) + 3x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8+8) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No 4x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8+8+8) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No 1x RAID 32i (24) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 3x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8+8) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 4x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8+8+8) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID 32i (24) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
30 NVMe NVMe SAS SAS 2 No OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 No 1x RAID 32i (16) + OB NVMe (8) + 2x Retimer (4+4)
2 Yes OB SATA (8) + 1x RAID/HBA 8i (8) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 2x RAID/HBA 8i (8+8) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i (16) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID/HBA 16i Int (16) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)
2 Yes 1x RAID 32i (16) + 4x Retimer (4+4+4+4)

 

Field upgrades

The ST650 V2 is orderable without drive bays, allowing you to add a backplane, cabling and controllers as field upgrades. The server also supports upgrading some configurations by adding additional drive bay backplanes (for example, upgrading from 8 to 16x 2.5-inch drive bays).

Upgrade path: The key criteria for upgrade support is to ensure that the target configuration is one of the supported drive bay configurations as listed in the Supported drive bay combinations section.

To add drive bays you will need to order the appropriate backplane kit(s). ST650 V2 backplane kits include the necessary cables.

The following table lists the part numbers for drive backplanes and the media bay cage. For the use of these cables to add drives, see the ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Backplane/Backplate Cable Routing Guide, available from: http://thinksystem.lenovofiles.com/help/index.jsp

Table 14. Field upgrades for drives bay backplanes
Part number Description and contents
2.5-inch hot-swap
4B27A60845

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 2.5" SAS/SATA 8-Bay Backplane Kit

  • 1x SBB7A06905 - SAS/SATA 8-Bay Backplane
  • 1x SBB7A15200 - SAS/SATA cable (miniSASx4*2 to BP Slimline x8, 470mm
  • 1x SBB7A15217 - SAS/SATA cable (Slimline x4*2 to 2.5" BP Slimline x8), 700mm
  • 1x SBB7A15221 - SAS/SATA cable (RAID adapter Slimline x8 to BP Slimline x8), 415mm
  • 1x SBB7A15222 - SAS/SATA cable (RAID adapter Slimline x8 to BP Slimline x8), 535mm
  • 1x SBB7A15189 - Power cable PDB to 2.5" BP, 355mm
  • 1x SBB7A15188 - Power cable PDB to 2.5" BP, 455mm
  • 1x SBB7A20450 - SAS/SATA Label
4B27A60846

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 2.5" AnyBay 8-Bay Backplane Kit

  • 1x SBB7A29600 - Anybay 8-Bay Backplane
  • 1x SBB7A15200 - SAS/SATA cable (MiniSASx4*2 to BP Slimline x8),470mm
  • 1x SBB7A15217 - SAS/SATA cable (Slimline x4*2 to 2.5" BP Slimline x8), 700mm
  • 1x SBB7A15221 - SAS/SATA cable (RAID adapter Slimline x8 to BP Slimline x8), 415mm
  • 1x SBB7A15222 - SAS/SATA cable (RAID adapter Slimline x8 to BP Slimline x8), 535mm
  • 1x SBB7A34213 - NVMe cable (MB Slimline x8 to BP Slimlinex8 for NVMe), pair of cables, 325 & 240mm
  • 1x SBB7A34214 - NVMe cable (MB Slimline x8 to BP Slimline x8 for NVMe), pair of cables 820 & 780mm
  • 1x SBB7A15188 - Power cable PDB to 2.5" BP, 455mm
  • 1x SBB7A20451 - AnyBay Label
4B27A09322

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 2.5" NVMe 8-Bay Backplane Kit

  • 1x SBB7A29600 - AnyBay 8-Bay Backplane
  • 1x SBB7A15217 - NVMe cable (Slimline x4*2 to 2.5" BP Slimline x8), 700mm
  • 1x SBB7A34213 - NVMe cable (MB Slimline x8 to BP Slimlinex8 for NVMe), pair of cables, 325 & 240mm
  • 1x SBB7A34214 - NVMe cable (MB Slimline x8 to BP Slimline x8 for NVMe), pair of cables 820 & 780mm
  • 1x SBB7A15188 - Power cable PDB to 2.5" BP power, 455mm
  • 1x SBB7A28752 - NVMe Label
3.5-inch hot-swap
4B27A60843

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 3.5" SAS/SATA 4-Bay Backplane Kit

  • 1x SBB7A17368 - 3.5" SAS/SATA 4-Bay Backplane
  • 1x SBB7A15198 - SAS/SATA cable (RAID card mini-SAS x4*2 C0/C1 to BP slimlinex4*2 cable), 627mm
  • 1x SBB7A15199 - SAS/SATA cable (RAID card mini-SAS x4*2 C2/C3 to BP slimlinex4*2 cable), 627mm
  • 1x SBB7A15219 - SAS/SATA cable (RAID card slimline x8 to BP Slimline x4*2), 240mm
  • 1x SBB7A15220 - SAS/SATA cable (RAID card slimline x8 to BP Slimline x4*2), 325mm
  • 1x SBB7A20290 - SATA cable (Slim SAS x4 TO Slim SAS x4 (BP1) 3.5"), 500mm
  • 1x SBB7A15225 - Power cable, PDB to 3.5" BP power, 455mm
  • 1x SBB7A20450 - SAS/SATA Label
4B27A60844

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 3.5" AnyBay 4-Bay Backplane Kit

  • 1x SBB7A17369 - 3.5" AnyBay 4-Bay Backplane
  • 1x SBB7A15198 - SAS/SATA cable (RAID card mini-SAS x4*2 C0/C1 to BP slimlinex4*2 cable), 627mm
  • 1x SBB7A15199 - SAS/SATA cable (RAID card mini-SAS x4*2 C2/C3 to BP slimlinex4*2 cable), 627mm
  • 1x SBB7A15202 - NVMe cable (MB Slimline x8 to BP MCIOx8), 240mm
  • 1x SBB7A15207 - NVMe cable (MB Slimline x8 to BP MCIOx8), 415mm
  • 1x SBB7A15219 - SAS/SATA cable (RAID card slimline x8 to BP Slimline x4*2), 240mm
  • 1x SBB7A15220 - SAS/SATA cable (RAID card slimline x8 to BP Slimline x4*2), 325mm
  • 1x SBB7A20290 - SATA cable (Slim SAS x4 TO Slim SAS x4 (BP1) 3.5"), 500mm
  • 1x SBB7A15225 - Power cable, PDB to 3.5" BP power, 455mm
  • 1x SBB7A20451 - Anybay Label
4B27A09320

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 3.5" NVMe 4-Bay Backplane Kit

  • 1x SBB7A17369 - 3.5" Anybay 4-Bay Backplane
  • 1x SBB7A15202 - NVMe cable (MB Slimline x8 to BP MCIOx8) pair of cables, 240mm
  • 1x SBB7A15207 - NVMe cable (MB Slimline x8 to BP MCIOx8) pair of cables, 415mm
  • 1x SBB7A20290 - Cable (Slim SAS x4 TO Slim SAS x4 (BP1) 3.5"), 500mm
  • 1x SBB7A15225 - Power cable, PDB to 3.5" BP power, 455mm
  • 1x SBB7A28752 - NVMe Label
4Z57A16098 ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Retimer Cable Kit for 3.5" HDD
3.5-inch simple-swap
4M17A11753

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 3.5" Simple-Swap SAS/SATA 4-Bay Backplate Kit

  • 1x SBB7A17402 - ST650 v2 4x3.5" HDD backplate with SATA and power cables attached

When adding drive bays, you will also need to add the appropriate storage controller(s). Consult the tables in the Controller selections section to determine what controller sections are supported and what additional controllers you will need. Controllers are described in the Controllers for internal storage section.

Some field upgrades require additional cable kits, as described in the following table.

Table 15. Cable kits for field upgrades related to drive bays
Part number Description Purpose
4Z57A60818

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Internal HBA/RAID Adapter Cable Kit

  • 2x SBB7A15212 - Slim SAS x4 to Slim SAS x4 BP3/4
  • 2x SBB7A15214 - Slim SAS x4 to Slim SAS x4 BP1/2
  • 2x SBB7A15216 - Slimline x4*2 C0/C1 to 2.5" BP Slimline x8, 700mm
  • 1x SBB7A15217 - Slimline x4*2 C2/C3 to 2.5" BP Slimline x8, 700mm
  • 1x SBB7A15218 - MB Slimline x8 to Slimline x8, 930mm
  • 1x SBB7A15196 - CFF RAID Power Cable
Your existing configuration has an HBA or RAID adapter in one of the rear PCIe slots, and you wish to upgrade to one of the internal storage adapters (RAID 940-16i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal Adapter or 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal HBA)
4Z57A16098

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Retimer Cable Kit for 3.5" HDD

  • 1x SBB7A15223 - Slimline x8 to BP MCIO x8, 990mm
NVMe cable required when you add a 3.5-inch AnyBay or NVMe backplane and want to connect it to an NVMe retimer adapter.
4Z57A16104

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Retimer Cable Kit for 2.5" HDD

  • 1x SBB7A34215 - Slimline x8 cable to BP Slimline x8
NVMe cable required when you add a 2.5-inch AnyBay or NVMe backplane and want to connect it to an NVMe retimer adapter.
4Z57A16102

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 HW RAID/HBA Adapter Cable Kit

  • 1x SBB7A15198 - Mini-SASx4*2 C0/C1 to BP Slimline x4*2 cable, 627mm
  • 1x SBB7A15199 - Mini-SASx4*2 C2/C3 to BP Slimline x4*2 cable, 627mm
  • 1x SBB7A15200 - Mini-SASx4*2 C0/C1 to BP Slimline x8 cable, 470mm
  • 1x SBB7A15219 - Slimline x8 to BP Slimline x4*2, 240mm
  • 1x SBB7A15220 - Slimline x8 to BP Slimline x4*2, 325mm
  • 1x SBB7A15221 - Slimline x8 to BP Slimline x8, 415mm
  • 1x SBB7A15222 - Slimline x8 to BP Slimline x8, 535mm
Your existing configuration uses the onboard SATA ports and you wish to upgrade to a RAID adapter or HBA installed in one of the rear PCIe slots.

 

M.2 drives

The ST650 V2 supports one or two M.2 form-factor SATA or NVMe drives for use as an operating system boot solution or as additional storage. The M.2 drives install into an M.2 module which is mounted on the side of the drive bays.

There are two different M.2 modules supported, as listed in the following table.

Table 16. M.2 modules
Part
number
Feature
code
Description SATA
drives
NVMe
drives
RAID Maximum
supported
4Y37A09739 B5XH ThinkSystem M.2 SATA 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit Yes No Yes 1
4Y37A09738 B5XJ ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Kit Yes Yes No 1

Supported drives are listed in the Internal drive options section.

The M.2 SATA 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit has the following features:

  • Supports one or two SATA M.2 drives
  • Support 42mm, 60mm, 80mm and 110mm drive form factors (2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110)
  • RAID support via an onboard Marvell 88SE9230 SATA RAID Controller
  • Support JBOD, RAID-0 and RAID-1 (RAID support requires two M.2 drives)
  • PCIe 2.0 x2 host interface; 6Gbps SATA connection to the drives
  • Management and configuration support via UEFI and OS-based tools
  • Supports monitoring and reporting of events and temperature through I2C
  • Firmware update via Lenovo firmware update tools

The M.2 SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Kit has the following features:

  • Supports one or two M.2 drives, either SATA or NVMe
  • When two drives installed, they must be either both SATA or both NVMe
  • Support 42mm, 60mm, 80mm and 110mm drive form factors (2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110)
  • JBOD native support; no built-in RAID support (RAID can be enabled via Intel VROC)
  • Either 6Gbps SATA or PCIe 3.0 x1 interface to the drives depending on the drives installed
  • Supports monitoring and reporting of events and temperature through I2C
  • Firmware update via Lenovo firmware update tools

For field upgrades, the ST650 V2 also requires an additional M.2 cable kit. Ordering information is listed in the following table.

Table 17. M.2 Cable for field upgrades
Part number Description
4Z57A16099

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 M.2 Cable Kit

  • M.2 Signal & Power Cable, 280mm

For further details about M.2 components, see the ThinkSystem M.2 Drives and M.2 Adapters product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp0769-thinksystem-m2-drives-adapters

Controllers for internal storage

The ST650 V2 offers a variety of controller options for internal drives:

  • For 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives:
    • Onboard SATA ports with software RAID support (Intel VROC SATA RAID, formerly known as Intel RSTe)
    • Onboard NVMe ports with software RAID support (Intel VROC NVMe RAID)
    • RAID adapters and HBAs for SAS/SATA drives (PCIe slot-based)
    • RAID adapters and HBAs for SAS/SATA drives (cabled in a dedicated space)
  • For M.2 drives internal to the server (see M.2 drives section)
    • SATA controller integrated on the M.2 SATA 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit

The following table lists the adapters used for the internal storage of the server.

As well as supporting RAID adapters and HBAs that install in a PCIe slot, the ST650 V2 supports a custom adapter (also known as CFF or compact form factor adapter) that is mounted in the server and cabled to one of the onboard NVMe ports.

  • ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal HBA
  • ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal Adapter

The adapter is mounted adjacent to the drive bays and in front of the fans, and does not occupy a standard PCIe slot. See the Internal view for the location.

Table 18. Internal Storage adapter support
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Power module
(supercap)
Maximum
supported
Slots
supported
Onboard SATA - up to 14 drives - Intel VROC SATA RAID (Intel RSTe)
None AVV0 On Board SATA Software RAID Mode No 1 Not applicable
Onboard NVMe - up to 12 drives - Intel VROC NVMe RAID
None B9X7 Intel VROC (VMD NVMe RAID) Intel SSD Only (Standard) No 1 Not applicable
4L47A39164 B96G Intel VROC (VMD NVMe RAID) Premium
(license upgrade - to enable RAID support for non-Intel NVMe SSDs)
No 1 Not applicable
SAS/SATA RAID
7Y37A01082 AUNG ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter No 4 Any slot
4Y37A09727 BFY5 ThinkSystem RAID 530-16i PCIe 12Gb Adapter No 2 Any slot
7Y37A01084 AUNJ ThinkSystem RAID 930-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter Included 4 Any slot
7Y37A01085 AUNK ThinkSystem RAID 930-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter Included 2 Any slot
4Y37A09728 B8NY ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter Included 4 Any slot
4Y37A09729 B8NW ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter Included 4 Any slot
4Y37A09730 B8NZ ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter Included 2 Any slot
4Y37A09735 B8P0 ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal Adapter Included 1 Internal
4Y37A09733 B8P8 ThinkSystem RAID 940-32i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter Included 1 5,6,7,8,9
SAS/SATA HBA
7Y37A01088 AUNL ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA No 5 Any slot
7Y37A01089 AUNM ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA No 2 Any slot
4Y37A09725 B8P1 ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal HBA No 1 Internal
NVMe adapters
4C57A65446 B98C ThinkSystem 4-Port PCIe Gen4 NVMe Retimer Adapter No 4 1,3,5,7

The onboard SATA controller has the following features:

  • Controller integrated into the Intel PCH
  • Supports up to 12 SATA drives
  • 6 Gbps SATA host interface
  • Supports RAID-0, 1, 5, 10 only on 8 drives (Intel VROC SATA RAID, previously known as RSTe)
  • Supports JBOD
  • Supports HDDs and SSDs; can be mixed

RAID support limited to 8 drives: With three 3.5-inch simple-swap backplates, the ST650 V2 supports 12 SATA drives connected to the onboard SATA controller, however only the first 8 drives can be configured in RAID arrays. The remaining 4 drives can only be configured as JBOD.

The onboard NVMe support has the following features:

  • Controller integrated into the Intel processor
  • Supports up to 16 NVMe drives
  • Each drive has PCIe 3.0 x4 host interface
  • Supports JBOD - Intel and non-Intel NVMe SSDs - no license required
  • Supports RAID-0, 1, 5, 10 (Intel VROC NVMe RAID) - Intel NVMe SSDs only unless VROC Premium license is installed
  • VROC Premium also extends to any drives connected via an NVMe Adapter (switch or retimer)

Intel VROC onboard SATA and NVMe RAID

Intel VROC (Virtual RAID on CPU) is a feature of the Intel processor that enables RAID support. There are two separate functions of VROC:

  • Intel VROC SATA RAID, formerly known as Intel RSTe
  • Intel VROC NVMe RAID

VROC SATA RAID (RSTe) is available and supported with all SATA drives, both SATA SSDs and SATA HDDs. If offers a 6 Gb/s connection to each drive and on the ST650 V2 implements RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 10.

VROC NVMe RAID offers RAID support for any NVMe drives directly connected to the ports on the server's system board or via adapters such as NVMe retimers or NVMe switch adapters. On the ST650 V2, it implements RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 10.

Performance tip: For best performance with VROC NVMe RAID, the drives in an array should all be connected to the same processor. Spanning processors is supported however performance will be unpredictable and should be evaluated based on your workload.

By default, VROC NVMe RAID support is limited to use with only Intel-branded NVMe drives (feature B9X7). If you wish to enable RAID support for non-Intel NVMe SSDs, select the VROC Premium license using the ordering information in the following table. VROC Premium is fulfilled as a Feature on Demand (FoD) license and is activated via the XCC management processor user interface.

Table 19. VROC upgrade
Part number Feature code Description
4L47A39164 B96G Intel VROC (VMD NVMe RAID) Premium

VROC Premium is only needed for non-Intel NVMe drives in a RAID configuration. You do not need the VROC Premium license upgrade under any of the following conditions:

  • If you have SATA drives connected to the onboard SATA ports, you do not need VROC Premium
  • If you have Intel NVMe drives connected to the onboard NVMe ports, you do not need VROC Premium
  • If you have non-Intel NVMe drives connected to the onboard NVMe ports, but you don’t want RAID support, you do not need VROC Premium

Virtualization support: When implementing VROC RAID (SATA or NVMe), the onboard SATA and NVMe ports do not support virtualization hypervisors such as VMware ESXi, Linux KVM, Xen, and Microsoft Hyper-V. Virtualization is supported on the SATA ports only in AHCI (non-RAID) mode.

For specifications about the RAID adapters and HBAs supported by the ST650 V2, see the ThinkSystem RAID Adapter and HBA Comparison, available from:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1288-lenovo-thinksystem-raid-adapter-and-hba-reference#st650-v2-support=ST650%2520V2

For details about these adapters, see the relevant product guide:

Internal drive options

The following tables list the hard disk drive and solid-state drive options for the internal disk storage of the server.

M.2 drives:

M.2 drive support: The use of M.2 drives requires an additional adapter as described in the M.2 drives subsection.

PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive support: When installed in the ST650 V2 server and connected to onboard NVMe ports 1 or 2, PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives will operate at PCIe 3.0 speeds.

Table 20. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
7XB7A00024 AULY ThinkSystem 2.5" 300GB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 32
7XB7A00025 AULZ ThinkSystem 2.5" 600GB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 32
7XB7A00027 AUM1 ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.2TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 32
7XB7A00028 AUM2 ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.8TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 32
7XB7A00069 B0YS ThinkSystem 2.5" 2.4TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 32
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 15K
7XB7A00021 AULV ThinkSystem 2.5" 300GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 32
7XB7A00022 AULW ThinkSystem 2.5" 600GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 32
7XB7A00023 AULX ThinkSystem 2.5" 900GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 32
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb NL SAS
7XB7A00034 AUM6 ThinkSystem 2.5" 1TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 32
7XB7A00035 AUM7 ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 32
Table 21. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
7XB7A00036 AUUE ThinkSystem 2.5" 1TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 32
7XB7A00037 AUUJ ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 32
Table 22. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A17062 B8HU ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
Table 23. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A17087 B8J1 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A17088 B8HY ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A17089 B8J6 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A13633 B49L ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A13634 B49M ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A13635 B49N ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A13636 B49P ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A38271 BCTC ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A38272 BCTD ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A38273 BCTE ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A38274 BCTF ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A38275 BCTG ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A17075 B8HV ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A17076 B8JM ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A17077 B8HP ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A17078 B8J5 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A17079 B8JP ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A10247 B498 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A10248 B499 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A10249 B49A ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
4XB7A13622 B49B ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 32
Table 24. 2.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs (operate at PCIe 3.0 speeds when connected to NVMe ports 1 or 2 in this server)
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A17152 BCFV ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5600 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A17153 BCFR ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5600 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 16
2.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A17145 BCFT ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5500 1.92TB Entry NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A17146 BCFW ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5500 3.84TB Entry NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 16
Table 25. 2.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe - Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A10175 B34N ThinkSystem U.2 PM983 1.92TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A10176 B34P ThinkSystem U.2 PM983 3.84TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 16

Note: NVMe PCIe SSDs support surprise hot removal and hot insertion, provided the operating system supports PCIe SSD hot-swap.

Table 26. 3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 15K
7XB7A00038 AUU2 ThinkSystem 3.5" 300GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00039 AUU3 ThinkSystem 3.5" 600GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00040 AUUC ThinkSystem 3.5" 900GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 16
Table 27. 3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
7XB7A00049 AUUF ThinkSystem 3.5" 1TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00050 AUUD ThinkSystem 3.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00051 AUU8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 16
7XB7A00052 AUUA ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 16
7XB7A00053 AUU9 ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 16
7XB7A00054 AUUB ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 16
7XB7A00068 B118 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 16
4XB7A13907 B497 ThinkSystem 3.5" 14TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 16
4XB7A13914 B7F0 ThinkSystem 3.5" 16TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 16
Table 28. 3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A17066 B8HT ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
Table 29. 3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A13639 B49R ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A13640 B49S ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A13641 B49T ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A13642 B49U ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A38276 BCTH ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A38277 BCTJ ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A38278 BCTK ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A38279 BCTL ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A38281 BCTM ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A13625 B49D ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A13626 B49E ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A13627 B49F ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
4XB7A13628 B49G ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 16
Table 30. 3.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs (operate at PCIe 3.0 speeds when connected to NVMe ports 1 or 2 in this server)
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A17155 BCFM ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel P5600 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17156 BCFJ ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel P5600 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8

Note: NVMe PCIe SSDs support surprise hot removal and hot insertion, provided the operating system supports PCIe SSD hot-swap.

Table 31. 3.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe - Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A10178 B34Q ThinkSystem 3.5" PM983 1.92TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A10179 B34R ThinkSystem 3.5" PM983 3.84TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8

Note: NVMe PCIe SSDs support surprise hot removal and hot insertion, provided the operating system supports PCIe SSD hot-swap.

Table 32. 3.5-inch simple-swap 6 Gb SATA HDDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch simple-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
7XB7A00055 AUZS ThinkSystem 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" Simple Swap 512n HDD 12
7XB7A00056 AUZT ThinkSystem 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" Simple Swap 512n HDD 12
7XB7A00057 AUZU ThinkSystem 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" Simple Swap 512n HDD 12
7XB7A00058 AXC7 ThinkSystem 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" Simple Swap 512e HDD 12
7XB7A00059 AXC6 ThinkSystem 8TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" Simple Swap 512e HDD 12
7XB7A00060 AXC8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Simple Swap 512e HDD 12
4XB7A08584 BA7D ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Simple Swap 512e HDD 12
Table 33. M.2 SATA drives
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
M.2 SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Entry (<3 DWPD)
7N47A00129 AUUL ThinkSystem M.2 32GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 2
7N47A00130 AUUV ThinkSystem M.2 128GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 2
4XB7A17071 B8HS ThinkSystem M.2 5300 240GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 2
4XB7A17073 B919 ThinkSystem M.2 5300 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 2
4XB7A17074 B8JJ ThinkSystem M.2 5300 960GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 2

USB memory key

For general portable storage needs, the server also supports the USB memory key option that is listed in the following table.

Table 34. USB memory key
Part number Feature Description
4X77A08621 B8NV ThinkSystem 32GB USB Flash Drive

Optical drives and backup units

For most configurations, the ST650 V2 has two 5.25-inch half-height drive bays for internal optical drives or backup units. The only configuration that does not support these media bays is the configuration with 4x 2.5-inch backplanes as described in the Internal storage section.

The drives and media supported by the server are listed in the following table.

Table 35.
Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
Optical drive
4XA7A08377 B36S ThinkSystem 9.5mm Ultra-Slim USB DVD-RW 1
LTO tape drive and media
4T27A10727 B4BM ThinkSystem Internal Half High LTO Gen8 SAS Tape Drive 1
4TP7A09619 B4BN ThinkSystem LTO Gen8 12TB Tape Not applicable
RDX drive and cartridges
7T27A01501 AVF6 ThinkSystem Internal RDX USB 3.0 Dock 1
7TP7A01601 AVF8 ThinkSystem RDX 500GB Cartridge Not applicable
7TP7A01602 AVF1 ThinkSystem RDX 1TB Cartridge Not applicable
7TP7A04318 AXD1 ThinkSystem RDX 4TB Cartridge Not applicable
7TP7A01603 AVF0 ThinkSystem RDX 2TB Cartridge Not applicable

For field upgrades, the kits listed in the following table are available.

Table 36. Internal optical drives and backup units
Part number Description Purpose
4M27A60829

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 3.5" Chassis Media Bay Enablement Kit

  • 2-bay 5.25" ODD/Tape Cage
  • Cage for 1x Slim ODD
  • ODD filler/bezel
  • Tape filler/bezel
Provides the cage necessary to house two 5.25-inch drives, plus an inner cage for the slim optical drive. Also include blank bezels when a bay is not in use. Order tape drives and cables separately.
4Z57A16101

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Optical Disk Drive Cable Kit

  • Slim ODD Bezel
  • USB Cable for Slim ODD
Provides the USB cable needed to connect the optical drive
4Z57A16100

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Tape Drive Cable Kit

  • ODD/Tape Power Cable
  • Tape SAS Cable
Provides the power cable and SAS cable to connect the tape drive. Order the SAS HBA separately.

The  ST650 V2 also supports external drives. External tape and RDX drives are described in the External backup units section.

The server supports the external USB optical drive listed in the following table.

Table 37. External optical drive
Part number Feature code Description
7XA7A05926 AVV8 ThinkSystem External USB DVD RW Optical Disk Drive

The drive is based on the Lenovo Slim DVD Burner DB65 drive and supports the following formats: DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, CD-R, CD-ROM.

I/O expansion

The ST650 V2 supports a total of up to 9 PCIe slots, all full-height and all with rear access. Slots 1-7 and 9 are PCIe 4.0 slots and Slot 8 is optional and is a PCIe 3.0 slot. Slots 4-8 require CPU 2 installed.

  • Slot 1: PCIe 4.0 x16 (CPU 1)
  • Slot 2: PCIe 4.0 x4 (x8 physical slot) (CPU 1)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 4.0 x16 (CPU 1)
  • Slot 4: PCIe 4.0 x8 (x8 physical slot) (CPU 2)
  • Slot 5: PCIe 4.0 x16 (CPU 2)
  • Slot 6: PCIe 4.0 x8 (x8 physical slot) (CPU 2)
  • Slot 7: PCIe 4.0 x16 (CPU 2)
  • Slot 8: PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 physical slot) (CPU 2) (optional, cabled to PCIe connector)
  • Slot 9: PCIe 4.0 x8 (x8 physical slot) (CPU 1)

The slots are shown in the following figure.

ST650 V2 PCIe slots
Figure 10. ST650 V2 PCIe slots

Slot 8 is optional and is enabled through the use of the cable listed in the following table. As shown in the System architecture section, Slot 8 is connected to CPU 2 and is mutually exclusive with four onboard NVMe ports. This means that to use Slot 8, only configurations with 4x 3.5-inch NVMe drives can be connected to the onboard NVMe controller. For any other NVMe configurations, retimer adapters will be required.

Table 38. Slot 8 cable kit
Part number Feature code Description Purpose
4Z57A60819 BA6Q

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 PCIe Slot 8 Enablement Kit

  • SBB7A15218 - MB Slimline x8 to Slimline x8 to enable slot8, 930mm
Enables Slot 8

For GPUs, additional components may be required. See the GPU adapters section for details.

Network adapters

The ST650 V2 has two integrated 10GBASE-T ports for 1/10Gb Ethernet connectivity, based on the Broadcom BCM57416 controller.

The controller has the following features:

  • General features
    • PCIe 3.0 x4 host interface
    • Supports 10GbE and 1GbE
      • 10GBASE-T IEEE 802.3an support
      • 1000BASE-T IEEE 802.3ab support
    • Supports IPv4 and IPv6
    • Broadcom TruFlow flow processing engine
  • Virtualization features
    • SR-IOV support with up to 128 VFs
    • VXLAN, NVGRE, Geneve, GRE encapsulation and decapsulation
    • vSwitch acceleration
    • Multiqueue, NetQueue, and VMQ
    • Tunnel-aware stateless offloads
    • Message Signal Interrupts (MSI-X) support
  • Ethernet features:
    • IPv4 and IPv6 offloads
    • TCP, UDP, and IP checksum offloads
    • Large Send Offload (LSO)
    • Large Receive Offload (LRO)
    • TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO)
    • Receive-side Scaling (RSS)
    • Transmit-side Scaling (TSS)
    • VLAN insertion/removal
    • Interrupt coalescing
    • Jumbo frames up to 9 KB
    • Network boot-PXE, UEFI
    • iSCSI boot
    • Data Plan Development Kit (DPDK) support
  • Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA):
    • Supports RDMA over converged Ethernet (RoCE) specifications
  • Data Center Bridging / Converged Enhanced Ethernet (DCB/CEE):
    • Hardware Offloads of Ethernet TCP/IP
    • 802.1Qbb Priority Flow Control (PFC)
    • 802.1 Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
    • 802.1 Qaz Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX)
  • Management:
    • SMBus 2.0
    • MCTP over SMBus
    • NC-SI support

The ST650 V2 also supports network adapters that can be installed in the regular PCIe slots.

Table 39. Supported PCIe Network Adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Slots
supported
Gigabit Ethernet
7ZT7A00484 AUZV ThinkSystem Broadcom 5719 1GbE RJ45 4-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots
7ZT7A00482 AUZX ThinkSystem Broadcom 5720 1GbE RJ45 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots
7ZT7A00533 AUZZ ThinkSystem I350-F1 PCIe 1Gb 1-Port SFP Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots
7ZT7A00534 AUZY ThinkSystem I350-T2 PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots
7ZT7A00535 AUZW ThinkSystem I350-T4 PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots
10 GBASE-T
00MM860 ATPX Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter 9 All slots
7ZT7A00496 AUKP ThinkSystem Broadcom 57416 10GBASE-T 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots
4XC7A08245 B5SU ThinkSystem Broadcom 57454 10GBASE-T 4-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots
10 GbE SFP+
7ZT7A00537 AUKX ThinkSystem Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots
25 GbE
4XC7A08238 B5T0 ThinkSystem Broadcom 57414 10/25GbE SFP28 2-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots
4XC7A08241 B5T3 ThinkSystem Broadcom 57454 10/25GbE SFP28 4-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots
4XC7A08270 B652 ThinkSystem Marvell QL41232 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots
4XC7A62580 BE4U ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots
100 GbE
4XC7A08248 B8PP ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 Dx 100GbE QSFP56 2-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 9 All slots

For more information, including the transceivers and cables that each adapter supports, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Networking adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ethernet

Fibre Channel host bus adapters

The following table lists the Fibre Channel HBAs supported by the ST650 V2.

Table 40. Fibre Channel HBAs
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Slots
supported
32 Gb Fibre Channel HBAs
4XC7A76498 BJ3G ThinkSystem Emulex LPe35000 32Gb 1-port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter V2 9 All slots
4XC7A76525 BJ3H ThinkSystem Emulex LPe35002 32Gb 2-port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter V2 9 All slots
4XC7A08279 BA1G ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2770 32Gb 1-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter 9 All slots
4XC7A08276 BA1F ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2772 32Gb 2-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter 9 All slots
16 Gb Fibre Channel HBAs
01CV830 ATZU Emulex 16Gb Gen6 FC Single-port HBA 9 All slots
01CV840 ATZV Emulex 16Gb Gen6 FC Dual-port HBA 9 All slots
01CV750 ATZB QLogic 16Gb Enhanced Gen5 FC Single-port HBA 9 All slots
01CV760 ATZC QLogic 16Gb Enhanced Gen5 FC Dual-port HBA 9 All slots

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Host bus adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/hba

SAS adapters for external storage

The following table lists SAS HBAs and RAID adapters supported by ST650 V2 server for use with external storage.

Table 41. Adapters for external storage
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Slots
supported
 SAS HBAs
7Y37A01090 AUNR ThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 9 All slots
7Y37A01091 AUNN ThinkSystem 430-16e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 9 All slots
4Y37A09724 B8P7 ThinkSystem 440-16e SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA 9 All slots
 External RAID adapters
7Y37A01087 AUNQ ThinkSystem RAID 930-8e 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter 4* Any 4 slots

* See below regarding supercap requirements

The RAID 930-8e uses a flash power module (supercap), which can be installed in one of four locations on the air baffle in the server. The number of 930-8e RAID adapters supported is based on how many supercaps can be installed in the server. If an internal 930i or 940i RAID adapter with flash power modules is installed, the maximum number of 930-8e adapters supported is reduced by 1.

For more information, see the list of Lenovo Press Product Guides in the Host bus adapters and RAID adapters categories:

https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/hba
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/raid

The following table compares the specifications of the external SAS HBAs and RAID adapters.

Table 42. Comparison of external storage adapters
Feature 430-8e 430-16e 440-16e 930-8e
Adapter type HBA HBA HBA External RAID
Part number 7Y37A01090 7Y37A01091 4Y37A09724 7Y37A01087
Controller chip LSI SAS3408 LSI SAS3416 Broadcom SAS3816 LSI SAS3516
Broadcom equivalent HBA 9400-8e HBA 9400-16e HBA 9500-16e MegaRAID 9480-8e
Host interface PCIe 3.0x8 PCIe 3.0x8 PCIe 4.0 x8 PCIe 3.0x8
Port interface 12 Gb SAS 12 Gb SAS 12 Gb SAS 12 Gb SAS
Number of ports 8 16 16 8
Port connectors 2x Mini-SAS HD SFF8644 4x Mini-SAS HD SFF8644 4x Mini-SAS HD SFF8644 2x Mini-SAS HD SFF8644
Drive interface SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SAS,SATA
Drive type HDD/SSD/SED* HDD/SSD/SED* HDD/SSD/SED* HDD, SED, SSD
Hot-swap drives Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max devices 1024 1024 1024 216
RAID levels None None None 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
JBOD mode Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cache None None None 4GB (Standard)
CacheVault cache protection None None None Yes (Flash)
Performance Accelerator (FastPath) No No No Yes
SSD Caching (CacheCade Pro 2.0) No No No No
SED support Yes* Yes* Yes* Yes (Safestore)

* SAS HBAs support SEDs (self-encrypting drives) by using software on the server and simply passing SED commands through the HBA to the drives. SED support by RAID controllers is provided using the built-in MegaRAID SafeStore functionality of the adapter.

Flash storage adapters

The ST650 V2 currently does not support flash storage adapters.

GPU adapters

The ST650 V2 supports the following graphics processing units (GPUs).

Table 43. Supported GPUs
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Slots
supported
Double-wide GPUs
4X67A71310 BFT0 ThinkSystem NVIDIA Quadro RTX A6000 48GB PCIe Active GPU 4 1,3,5,7*
NVLink bridge connector
4X67A71309 BG3F ThinkSystem NVIDIA Quadro RTX A6000 NVLink HB Bridge 2 Not applicable
Single-wide GPUs
4X67A14934 B6CG ThinkSystem NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 8GB PCIe Active GP 8 1-8
4X67A14926 B4YB ThinkSystem NVIDIA Tesla T4 16GB PCIe Passive GPU 8 1-8
4X67A11584 B31D ThinkSystem NVIDIA Quadro P620 2GB PCIe Active GPU 8 1-8

* When a double-wide GPU is installed in slot 1, 3, 5 or 7, the adjacent slot 2, 4, 6 or 8 respectively is not available

For information about these GPUs, see the ThinkSystem GPU Summary, available at:
https://lenovopress.com/lp0768-thinksystem-thinkagile-gpu-summary

The following table lists the field upgrades for GPUs.

Zones: PCIe slots in the server are grouped into zones:

  • Zone 1 = slots 1, 2, 3, 4 (upper slots)
  • Zone 2 = slots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (lower slots)
Table 44. GPU field upgrades
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Purpose
4M27A60836 BA7B ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Full Length PCIe Holder Kit
  • 2x adapter brackets
  • 1x GPU filler

1 kit needed per server.

The two brackets mount on the fan cage to secure the ends of full-length adapters that are installed. The left bracket is for slots in zone 1 and the right bracket is for zone 2.

The GPU filler is needed for proper airflow if you have 1x double-wide GPU in slot 1, or 3x double-wide GPU adapters in slots 1, 3, and 7. Not needed for any combinations.

4M27A11843 BF58 ThinkSystem ST650 V2 T4 GPU Thermal Kit
  • 1x T4 filler sponge

1 kit needed for each zone, if a T4 is installed in that zone.

The kit contains a sponge that is mounted to the underside of the server cover and is needed for proper cooling when T4 GPUs are installed.

Note: Once a sponge is installed in a zone, only low profile adapters can be installed in that zone. Full-height adapters are not supported.

4Z57A60815 BB41 ThinkSystem ST650 V2 RTX 4000 GPU Power Cable Kit
  • 320mm power cable for slots 1-4
  • 660 mm power cable for slots 5-8
Auxiliary power cable for NVIDIA RTX 4000. Use the cable that matches the slot where the GPU is installed.
4Z57A60816 BB42 ThinkSystem ST650 V2 RTX A6000 GPU Power Cable Kit
  • 320mm power cable for slots 1-4
  • 660 mm power cable for slots 5-8
Auxiliary power cable for NVIDIA RTX A6000. Use the cable that matches the slot where the GPU is installed.

Configuration rules

The following configuration requirements must be met when installing GPUs:

  • All GPUs installed in a zone must be identical
  • Dual-rotor cooling fans are required
  • For the RTX A6000 and RTX 4000 GPUs, when the GPU is installed in a zone, a RAID card or HBA cannot also be installed in that zone

Cooling

The ST650 V2 server has up to 4x hot-swap 92 mm fans, either Performance or Standard fans, depending on the configuration. Performance fans are dual-rotor units that have two separate spinning fan rotors, one in front of the other. Standard fans are single-rotor units.

Performance fans are N+1 rotor redundant and in the event of a rotor failure, the system will continue with no loss of performance provided the ambient temperature is 27 °C or lower. If the ambient temperature is above 27 °C, performance may be degraded. Standard fans are not redundant, and in the event of a fan failure, the server will continue however performance will be degraded.

The server also has one or two additional fans integrated in each of the two power supplies.

Depending on the configuration, Standard fans will be sufficient to provide the necessary air flow, however for CTO orders it will be possible in the DCSC configurator to override the default selection and select Performance fans. Fan types cannot be mixed. Ordering information is listed in the following table.

Table 45. Cooling fan options
Part number Feature code Description Quantity required
1 CPU 2 CPUs
4M27A60831 BA5S ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Standard Fan Kit (single-rotor fans) 3 or 4 4
4M27A60832 BA5T ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Performance Fan Kit (dual-rotor fans) 3 or 4 4

The use of 4x dual-rotor fans supports all configurations, however the use of 3x fans or the use of single-rotor fans is supported under the following conditions:

  • 3x single-rotor fans can be used in the following conditions
    • Processor: 1x CPU, TDP < 205W
    • No Persistent Memory installed
    • No GPUs installed
    • Drives: only 2 backplanes installed (8x 3.5-inch or 16x 2.5-inch)
    • PCIe slots: No restriction
    • Ambient temperature: 35 °C
  • 3x double-rotor fans can be used in the following conditions (all must apply):
    • Processor: 1x CPU (no TDP restriction)
    • Persistent memory: No restriction
    • GPUs: up to 2 double-wide or 3 single-wide
    • Drives: only 2 backplanes installed (8x 3.5-inch or 16x 2.5-inch)
    • PCIe slots: No restriction
    • Ambient temperature: 30 °C
  • 4x single-rotor fans can be used in the following conditions (all must apply):
    • Processor: TDP < 205W
    • Persistent memory: No support
    • GPUs: No support
    • Drives: No restriction
    • PCIe slots: No restriction
    • Ambient temperature: 35 °C

Power supplies

The ST650 V2 supports up to two redundant hot-swap power supplies.

The power supply choices are listed in the following table. Both power supplies used in server must be identical.

Tip: When configuring a server in the DCSC configurator, power consumption is calculated precisely by interfacing with Lenovo Capacity Planner. You can therefore select the appropriate power supply for your configuration. However, do consider future upgrades that may require additional power needs.

Table 37. Power supply options
Part number Feature Description Connector Max supported 110V AC 220V AC 240V DC
China only
4P57A75972 BHTU ThinkSystem 750W (230/115V) V2 Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply C13 2 Yes Yes Yes
4P57A75973 BHS8 ThinkSystem 750W (230V) v2 Titanium Hot-Swap Power Supply C13 2 No Yes Yes
4P57A75974 BHS9 ThinkSystem 1100W (230V/115V) v2 Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply C13 2 Yes Yes Yes
4P57A26294 B8QB ThinkSystem 1800W (230V) V2 Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply C13 2 No Yes Yes
4P57A26295 B962 ThinkSystem 2400W (230V) V2 Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply C19 2 No Yes Yes

Dual-voltage power supplies are auto-sensing and support both 110V AC (100-127V 50/60 Hz) and 220V AC (200-240V 50/60 Hz) power. For China customers, all power supplies support 240V DC.

Power supply options do not include a line cord. For server configurations, the inclusion of a power cord is model dependent. Configure-to-order models can be configured without power cords if desired. Note that the 2400W power supply has a C19 connector.

Power cords

Line cords and rack power cables with C13 connectors can be ordered as listed in the following table.

110V customers: If you plan to use the ThinkSystem 1100W power supply with a 110V power source, select a power cable that is rated above 10A. Power cables that are rated at 10A or below are not supported with 110V power.

Table 46. Power cords
Part number Feature code Description
Rack cables
00Y3043 A4VP 1.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord
39Y7937 6201 1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord
4L67A08369 6570 2.0m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord
4L67A08366 6311 2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord
4L67A08370 6400 2.8m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord
39Y7932 6263 4.3m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord
4L67A08371 6583 4.3m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord
Line cords
39Y7930 6222 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) Line Cord
81Y2384 6492 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) Line Cord
39Y7924 6211 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 (Australia/NZ) Line Cord
81Y2383 6574 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 (Australia/NZ) Line Cord
69Y1988 6532 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR 14136 (Brazil) Line Cord
81Y2387 6404 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR 14136 (Brazil) Line Cord
39Y7928 6210 2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to GB 2099.1 (China) Line Cord
81Y2378 6580 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to GB 2099.1 (China) Line Cord
39Y7918 6213 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark) Line Cord
81Y2382 6575 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark) Line Cord
39Y7917 6212 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE 7/7 (Europe) Line Cord
81Y2376 6572 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEE 7/7 (Europe) Line Cord
39Y7927 6269 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 (India) Line Cord
81Y2386 6567 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to IS 6538 (India) Line Cord
39Y7920 6218 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 (Israel) Line Cord
81Y2381 6579 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 (Israel) Line Cord
39Y7921 6217 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 (Italy) Line Cord
81Y2380 6493 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CEI 23-16 (Italy) Line Cord
4L67A08362 6495 4.3m, 12A/200V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line Cord
39Y7922 6214 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164-1 (South Africa) Line Cord
81Y2379 6576 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SANS 164-1 (South Africa) Line Cord
39Y7926 6335 4.3m, 12A/100V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line Cord
39Y7925 6219 2.8m, 12A/220V, C13 to KSC 8305 (S. Korea) Line Cord
81Y2385 6494 4.3m, 12A/250V, C13 to KSC 8305 (S. Korea) Line Cord
39Y7919 6216 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Swiss) Line Cord
81Y2390 6578 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Swiss) Line Cord
23R7158 6386 2.8m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917 (Taiwan) Line Cord
81Y2375 6317 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917 (Taiwan) Line Cord
81Y2374 6402 2.8m, 13A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917 (Taiwan) Line Cord
4L67A08363 AX8B 4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917 (Taiwan) Line Cord
81Y2389 6531 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917 (Taiwan) Line Cord
81Y2388 6530 4.3m, 13A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917 (Taiwan) Line Cord
39Y7923 6215 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A (UK) Line Cord
81Y2377 6577 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A (UK) Line Cord
90Y3016 6313 2.8M, 10A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord
46M2592 A1RF 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P (US) Line Cord
00WH545 6401 2.8M, 13A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord
4L67A08359 6370 4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord
4L67A08361 6373 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P (US) Line Cord
4L67A08360 AX8A 4.3m, 13A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord

Power cords (C19 connectors)

Line cords and rack power cables with C19 connectors can be ordered as listed in the following table.

Table 47. Power cords (C19 connectors)
Part number Feature code Description
Rack cables
39Y7916 6252 2.5m, 16A/100-240V, C19 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power Cable
Line cords
40K9777 6276 4.3m, 220-240V, C19 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) Line cord
40K9773 6284 4.3m, 220-240V, C19 to AS/NZS 3112 (Aus/NZ) Line cord
40K9775 6277 4.3m, 250V, C19 to NBR 14136 (Brazil) Line Cord
40K9774 6288 4.3m, 220-240V, C19 to GB2099.1 (China) Line cord
40K9769 6283 4.3m, 16A/230V, C19 to IEC 309-P+N+G (Den/Sws) Line Cord
40K9766 6279 4.3m, 220-240V, C19 to CEE7-VII (European) Line cord
40K9776 6285 4.3m, 220-240V, C19 to IS6538 (India) Line cord
40K9771 6282 4.3m, 220-240V, C19 to SI 32 (Israel) Line cord
40K9768 6281 4.3m, 220-240V, C19 to CEI 23-16 (Italy) Line cord
40K9770 6280 4.3m, 220-240V, C19 to SABS 164 (South Africa) Line cord
41Y9231 6289 4.3m, 15A/250V, C19 to KSC 8305 (S. Korea) Line Cord
81Y2391 6549 4.3m, 16A/230V, C19 to SEV 1011 (Sws) Line Cord
41Y9230 6287 4.3m, 16A/250V, C19 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line Cord
40K9767 6278 4.3m, 220-240V, C19 to BS 1363/A w/13A fuse (UK) Line Cord
40K9772 6275 4.3m, 16A/208V, C19 to NEMA L6-20P (US) Line Cord
00D7197 A1NV 4.3m, 15A/250V, C19 to NEMA 6-15P (US) Line Cord

Systems management

The server contains an integrated service processor, XClarity Controller (XCC), which provides advanced control, monitoring, and alerting functions. The XCC is based on the Pilot4 XE401 baseboard management controller (BMC) using a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 service processor.

Topics in this section:

Local management

The ST650 V2 offers a front operator panel with key LED status indicators, as shown in the following figure.

Tip: The Network LED only shows network activity of the two 10GBASE-T ports. The Drive LED is only for the simple-swap drive bay configuration, not for hot-swap drives.

ST650 V2 front operator panel
Figure 11. ST650 V2 front operator panel

When you press the ID button on the front panel, the blue system ID LEDs on both the front and rear of the server are lit to help you locate the server among other servers. You also can turn on the system ID LEDs using a remote management program for server presence detection.

External Diagnostics Handset

The ST650 V2 also has a port at the rear of the server to connect an External Diagnostics Handset as shown in the following figure.

ST650 V2 External Diagnostics Handset
Figure 12. ST650 V2 External Diagnostics Handset

The External Diagnostics Handset and allows quick access to system status, firmware, network, and health information. The LCD display on the panel and the function buttons give you access to the following information:

  • Active alerts
  • Status Dashboard
  • System VPD: machine type & mode, serial number, UUID string
  • System firmware levels: UEFI and XCC firmware
  • XCC network information: hostname, MAC address, IP address, DNS addresses
  • Environmental data: Ambient temperature, CPU temperature, AC input voltage, estimated power consumption
  • Active XCC sessions
  • System reset action

The handset has a magnet on the back of it to allow you to easily mount it on a convenient place on any rack cabinet. Many other ThinkSystem servers including the SR650 V2 and SR630 V2 also support the External Diagnostics Handset allowing you to share a handset amongst multiple systems.

Ordering information for the External Diagnostics Handset with is listed in the following table.

Table 48. External Diagnostics Handset ordering information
Part number Feature code Description
4TA7A64874 BEUX External Diagnostics Handset

System status with XClarity Mobile

The XClarity Mobile app includes a tethering function where you can connect your Android or iOS device to the server via USB to see the status of the server.

The steps to connect the mobile device are as follows:

  1. Enable USB Management on the server, by holding down the ID button for 3 seconds (or pressing the dedicated USB management button if one is present)
  2. Connect the mobile device via a USB cable to the server's USB port with the management symbol USB Management symbol
  3. In iOS or Android settings, enable Personal Hotspot or USB Tethering
  4. Launch the Lenovo XClarity Mobile app

Once connected you can see the following information:

  • Server status including error logs (read only, no login required)
  • Server management functions (XClarity login credentials required)

Remote management

The server offers a dedicated RJ45 port at the rear of the server for remote management via the XClarity Controller management processor. The port supports 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds.

Remote server management is provided through industry-standard interfaces:

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3 (no SET commands; no SNMP v1)
  • Common Information Model (CIM-XML)
  • Representational State Transfer (REST) support
  • Redfish support (DMTF compliant)
  • Web browser - HTML 5-based browser interface (Java and ActiveX not required) using a responsive design (content optimized for device being used - laptop, tablet, phone) with NLS support

IPMI via the Ethernet port (IPMI over LAN) is supported, however it is disabled by default. For CTO orders you can specify whether you want to the feature enabled or disabled in the factory, using the feature codes listed in the following table.

Table 49. IPMI-over-LAN settings
Feature code Description
B7XZ Disable IPMI-over-LAN (default)
B7Y0 Enable IPMI-over-LAN

There are two XClarity Controller upgrades available for the server, Advanced and Enterprise.

XCC Advanced Upgrade adds the following functions:

  • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with up to 23 bits per pixel, regardless of the system state
  • Remotely accessing the server using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
  • International keyboard mapping support
  • Syslog alerting
  • Redirecting serial console via SSH
  • Component replacement log (Maintenance History log)
  • Access restriction (IP address blocking)
  • Lenovo SED security key management
  • Displaying graphics for real-time and historical power usage data and temperature

XCC Enterprise Upgrade enables the following additional features:

  • Boot video capture and crash video capture
  • Virtual console collaboration - Ability for up to 6 remote users to be log into the remote session simultaneously
  • Remote console Java client
  • Mapping the ISO and image files located on the local client as virtual drives for use by the server
  • Mounting the remote ISO and image files via HTTPS, SFTP, CIFS, and NFS
  • Power capping
  • System utilization data and graphic view
  • Single sign on with Lenovo XClarity Administrator
  • Update firmware from a repository
  • License for XClarity Energy Manager

For configure-to-order (CTO), you can enable the required XCC functionality by selecting the appropriate XCC feature codes listed in the following table:

  • XCC Standard - select neither feature listed in the table
  • XCC Advanced - select feature AVUT
  • XCC Enterprise - select feature AUPW
Table 50. XClarity Controller upgrades for configure-to-order
Feature code Description
AVUT ThinkSystem XClarity Controller Standard to Advanced Upgrade
AUPW ThinkSystem XClarity Controller Standard to Enterprise Upgrade

For systems with XCC Standard or XCC Advanced installed, field upgrades are available as listed in the following table.

Table 51. XClarity Controller field upgrades
Part number Description
4L47A09132 ThinkSystem XClarity Controller Standard to Advanced Upgrade
(for servers that have XCC Standard)
4L47A09133 ThinkSystem XClarity Controller Advanced to Enterprise Upgrade
(for servers that have XCC Advanced)

Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager

Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager (LXPM) is a UEFI-based application embedded in ThinkSystem servers and accessible via the F1 key during system boot.

LXPM provides the following functions:

  • Graphical UEFI Setup
  • System inventory information and VPD update
  • System firmware updates (UEFI and XCC)
  • RAID setup wizard
  • OS installation wizard (including unattended OS installation)
  • Diagnostics functions

Lenovo XClarity Administrator

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a centralized resource management solution designed to reduce complexity, speed response, and enhance the availability of Lenovo systems and solutions.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator provides agent-free hardware management for ThinkSystem servers, in addition to ThinkServer, System x, and Flex System servers. The administration dashboard is based on HTML 5 and allows fast location of resources so tasks can be run quickly.

Because Lenovo XClarity Administrator does not require any agent software to be installed on the managed endpoints, there are no CPU cycles spent on agent execution, and no memory is used, which means that up to 1GB of RAM and 1 - 2% CPU usage is saved, compared to a typical managed system where an agent is required.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator provides full management function to ThinkSystem servers, including the following:

  • Discovery
  • Inventory
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Call home
  • Centralized user management
  • Cryptography modes, server certificates, and encapsulation
  • Configuration patterns
  • Operating system deployment
  • Firmware updates

For more information about Lenovo XClarity Administrator, including ordering part numbers, see the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Product Guide: https://lenovopress.com/tips1200-lenovo-xclarity-administrator

Lenovo XClarity Integrators

Lenovo also offers software plug-in modules, Lenovo XClarity Integrators, to manage physical infrastructure from leading external virtualization management software tools including those from Microsoft and VMware.

These integrators are offered at no charge, however if software support is required, a Lenovo XClarity Pro software subscription license should be ordered.

Lenovo XClarity Integrators offer the following additional features:

  • Ability to discover, manage, and monitor Lenovo server hardware from VMware vCenter or Microsoft System Center
  • Deployment of firmware updates and configuration patterns to Lenovo x86 rack servers and Flex System from the virtualization management tool
  • Non-disruptive server maintenance in clustered environments that reduces workload downtime by dynamically migrating workloads from affected hosts during rolling server updates or reboots
  • Greater service level uptime and assurance in clustered environments during unplanned hardware events by dynamically triggering workload migration from impacted hosts when impending hardware failures are predicted

For more information about all the available Lenovo XClarity Integrators, see the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Product Guide: https://lenovopress.com/tips1200-lenovo-xclarity-administrator

Lenovo XClarity Essentials

Lenovo offers the following XClarity Essentials software tools that can help you set up, use, and maintain the server at no additional cost:

  • Lenovo Essentials OneCLI

    OneCLI is a collection of server management tools that uses a command line interface program to manage firmware, hardware, and operating systems. It provides functions to collect full system health information (including health status), configure system settings, and update system firmware and drivers.

  • Lenovo Essentials UpdateXpress

    The UpdateXpress tool is a standalone GUI application for firmware and device driver updates that enables you to maintain your server firmware and device drivers up-to-date and help you avoid unnecessary server outages. The tool acquires and deploys individual updates and UpdateXpress System Packs (UXSPs) which are integration-tested bundles.

  • Lenovo Essentials Bootable Media Creator

    The Bootable Media Creator (BOMC) tool is used to create bootable media for offline firmware update.

For more information and downloads, visit the Lenovo XClarity Essentials web page:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/LNVO-center

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager is a power and temperature management solution for data centers. It is an agent-free, web-based console that enables you to monitor and manage power consumption and temperature in your data center through the management console. It enables server density and data center capacity to be increased through the use of power capping.

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager is a licensed product. A single-node XClarity Energy Manager license is included with the XClarity Controller Enterprise (XCC Enterprise) upgrade as described in the Remote Management section. If your server does not have the XCC Enterprise upgrade, Energy Manager licenses can be ordered as shown in the following table.

Table 52. Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager
Description Part number
4L40E51621 Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager Node License (1 license needed per server)

For more information about XClarity Energy Manager, see the following resources:

Lenovo Capacity Planner

Lenovo Capacity Planner is a power consumption evaluation tool that enhances data center planning by enabling IT administrators and pre-sales professionals to understand various power characteristics of racks, servers, and other devices. Capacity Planner can dynamically calculate the power consumption, current, British Thermal Unit (BTU), and volt-ampere (VA) rating at the rack level, improving the planning efficiency for large scale deployments.

For more information, refer to the Capacity Planner web page:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/lnvo-lcp

Security

The ST650 V2 offers the following electronic security features:

  • Administrator and power-on password
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) supporting TPM 2.0 (no support for TPM 1.2)
  • Optional Nationz TPM 2.0, available only in China (CTO only)
  • Self-encrypting drives with support for IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager

The ST650 V2 offers the following mechanical security features:

  • Lockable side cover to help prevent access to internal components
  • Optional chassis intrusion switch
  • Optional lockable front security door (not supported with the tower is converted to a 4U rack server)

The server is NIST SP 800-147B compliant.

The following table lists the security options for the ST650 V2.

Table 53. Security features
Part number Feature code Description
4M27A60834 BA5U ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Security Door
4Z57A60817 BB4F ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Chassis Intrusion Cable Kit
CTO only* B8LE ThinkSystem Nationz Trusted Platform Module v2.0 (China customers only)

* Not available as a field upgrade. The component is CTO or on pre-configured models only.

Lenovo ThinkShield - Platform Firmware Resiliency

Lenovo’s ThinkShield Security is a transparent and comprehensive approach to security that extends to all dimensions of our data center products: from development, to supply chain, and through the entire product lifecycle.

The ThinkSystem ST650 V2 offers Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) hardware Root of Trust (RoT) which is NIST SP800-193 compliant. This offering further enhance key platform subsystem protections against unauthorized firmware updates and corruption, to restore firmware to an integral state, and to closely monitor firmware for possible compromise through cyber attacks.

PFR operates upon the following server components:

  • UEFI image – the low level server firmware that connects the operating system to the server hardware
  • XCC image – the management “engine” software that controls and reports on the server status separate from the server operating system
  • FPGA image – the code that runs the server’s lowest level hardware controller on the motherboard

The Lenovo Platform Root of Trust Hardware performs the following three main functions:

  • Detection – Measures the firmware and updates for authenticity
  • Recovery – Recovers a corrupted image to a known-safe image
  • Protection – Monitors the system to ensure the known-good firmware is not maliciously written

These enhanced protection capabilities are implemented using a dedicated, discrete security processor whose implementation has been rigorously validated by leading third-party security firms. Security evaluation results and design details are available for customer review – providing unprecedented transparency and assurance.

Intel Transparent Supply Chain

Add a layer of protection in your data center and have peace of mind that the server hardware you bring into it is safe authentic and with documented, testable, and provable origin.

Lenovo has one of the world’s best supply chains, as ranked by Gartner Group, backed by extensive and mature supply chain security programs that exceed industry norms and US Government standards. Now we are the first Tier 1 manufacturer to offer Intel® Transparent Supply Chain in partnership with Intel, offering you an unprecedented degree of supply chain transparency and assurance.

To enable Intel Transparent Supply Chain for the Intel-based servers in your order, add the following feature code in the DCSC configurator, under the Security tab.

Table 54. Intel Transparent Supply Chain ordering information
Feature code Description
BB0P Intel Transparent Supply Chain

For more information on this offering, see the paper Introduction to Intel Transparent Supply Chain on Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers, available from https://lenovopress.com/lp1434-introduction-to-intel-transparent-supply-chain-on-thinksystem-servers.

Keyboards and Mice

The following table lists the supported full-sized USB keyboards and mice available for Lenovo ThinkSystem servers.

The keyboards have the following features:

  • Full-sized 104-key keyboard with 3 special Windows keys
  • 3 LEDs for caps lock, scroll lock and num lock
  • Wired USB connection with 1.8m cable
  • Adjustable feet at the rear of the keyboard

Tip: For keyboards that fit in the rack-mounted console kit, see the KVM console options section, or the 1U 18.5-inch Standard Media Console product guide.

Table 55. Lenovo Preferred Pro USB Full-sized keyboards - ThinkSystem
Part number Feature code Description
Mice
7M57A04698 B0LN ThinkSystem Optical Wheel Mouse - USB
Keyboards
7ZB7A05521 AXTM ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Arabic 253 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05520 AXTN ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Arabic French 462 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05519 AXTP ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Belgium/French 120 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05518 AXTQ ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Belgium/UK 120 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05517 AXTR ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Brazil/Portuguese 275 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05515 AXTS ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Bulgarian 442 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05511 AXTU ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Czech RoHS v2
7ZB7A05509 AXTV ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Danish 159 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05508 AXTW ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Dutch 143 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05506 AXTX ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - French 189 roHS v2
7ZB7A05496 AXTZ ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - French Canadian 058 French RoHS v2
7ZB7A05504 AXTY ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - French Canadian 445 Multilingual RoHS v2
7ZB7A05495 AXU0 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - German 129 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05494 AXU1 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Greek 319 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05493 AXU2 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Hebrew RoHS v2
7ZB7A05492 AXU3 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Hungarian 208 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05491 AXU4 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Iceland 197 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05490 AXU5 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Italy 141 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05489 AXU6 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Japanese 194 RoHS
7ZB7A05488 AXU7 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Korean 413 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05487 AXU8 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - LA Spanish 171 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05486 AXU9 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Norwegian 155 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05485 AXUA ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Polish RoHS v2
7ZB7A05484 AXUB ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Portuguese 163 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05483 AXUC ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Romanian RoHS v2
7ZB7A05482 AXUD ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Russian/Cyrillic 441 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05481 AXUE ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Serbian/Cyrillic RoHS v2
7ZB7A05480 AXUF ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Slovak 245 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05471 AXUQ ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Slovenian 234 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05479 AXUG ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Spanish 172 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05478 AXUH ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Swedish/Finn 153 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05477 AXUJ ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Swiss F/G 150 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05476 AXUK ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Thailand 191 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05513 AXTT ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Trad Chinese/US 467 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05474 AXUM ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Turkish 179 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05475 AXUL ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - Turkish 440 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05473 AXUN ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - UK English 166 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05522 AXTL ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - US English 103P RoHS v2
7ZB7A05472 AXUP ThinkSystem Pref. Pro Keyboard USB - US Euro 103P RoHS v2

Rack installation

The ST650 V2 can also be installed in the rack with the Rack Enablement Kit. The resulting server is a 4U rack-mountable server, as shown in the following figure.

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 with Rack Conversion Kit installed
Figure 13. ThinkSystem ST650 V2 with Rack Conversion Kit installed

The part numbers are summarized in the following table.

No CMA support: The ST650 V2 does not support the use of a cable management arm.

Table 56. Rack installation options
Part
number
Feature
code
Description and contents
4M27A60835 BGDF

ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Tower to Rack Conversion Kit

  • ST650 V2 Tower to Rack Conversion Kit (EIA brackets, labels)
  • ST650 V2 Static Rail
  • ST650 V2 Rail Mylar (affix to rails to reduce friction)

The rail kit has the specifications listed in the following table.

Table 57. Rail kit specifications
Feature ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Static Rail
Part number Part of 4M27A60835 (Feature code BA5V)
Rail type Static (fixed, no slide)
Toolless installation Yes
Cable Management Arm (CMA) support No support
In-rack server maintenance No
1U PDU support Yes
0U PDU support Limited*
Rack type Lenovo and IBM 4-post, IEC standard-compliant
Mounting holes Square or round
Mounting flange thickness 2 mm - 3.3 mm (0.08 - 0.13 in.)
Supported rack range 559 mm - 914 mm (22 - 36 in.)
Rail length*** 600 mm (23.6 in.)

 * For 0U PDU support, the rack 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 rearmost point of the rail.

Supported rack cabinets are listed in the Rack cabinets section.

If you configured your server as a rack server, but later wish to convert it to a tower, use the kit in the following table to add the recommended stabilization feet.

Table 58. Stabilization feet for ST650 V2
Part number Feature code Description
4M27A60833 BA7A ThinkSystem ST650 V2 Rack to Tower Conversion Kit
  • Contains 4 stabilization feet

 

Operating system support

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 U3 (patch 03 required)
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 U1

For a complete list of supported, certified and tested operating systems, plus additional details and links to relevant web sites, see the Operating System Interoperability Guide: https://lenovopress.com/osig

For configure-to-order configurations, the server can be preloaded with VMware ESXi installed on M.2 cards. Ordering information is listed in the following table.

Table 59. VMware ESXi preload
Part number Feature code Description
CTO only B88T VMware ESXi 6.7 U3 (factory installed)
CTO only BE5E VMware ESXi 7.0 U1 (Factory Installed)
CTO only BHSR VMware ESXi 7.0 U2 (Factory Installed)

You can download supported VMware vSphere hypervisor images from the following web page and load it on the M.2 drives drives using the instructions provided:
https://vmware.lenovo.com/content/custom_iso/

Physical and electrical specifications

The ST650 V2 has the following overall physical dimensions, including tower feet, excluding components that extend outside the standard chassis, such as power supply handles:

  • Width: 175 mm (6.9 inches)
  • Height: 462 mm (18.2 inches)
  • Depth: 734 mm (28.9 inches)

The following table lists the detailed dimensions. See the figure below for the definition of each dimension.

Table 60. Detailed dimensions
Dimension Description
175 mm Xa = Width, using widest features (not including feet)
248 mm Xb = Width, with chassis feet extended
462 mm Ya = Height, from bottom of feet to top of chassis body
448 mm Yb = Height, from bottom of chassis body to top of chassis body
713 mm Za = Depth, from front door to most rearward I/O port surface
734 mm Zb = Depth, from front door to deepest feature of the chassis body feature
758 mm Zc = Depth, from front door to deepest feature such as power supply handle
23 mm Ze = Depth, front door to front plate of chassis body

Tower server dimensions
Figure 14. Server dimension

The shipping dimensions (cardboard packaging) of the ST650 V2 are as follows:

  • Width: 597 mm (23.5 inches)
  • Height: 374 mm (14.7 inches)
  • Depth: 996 mm (39.2 inches)

The server has the following weight:

  • Maximum weight:
    • 2.5-inch configuration: 39.28 kg (86.60 lb) maximum
    • 3.5-inch configuration: 46.23 kg (101.92 lb) maximum

Electrical specifications for AC input power supplies:

  • Input voltage:
    • 100 to 127 (nominal) Vac, 50 Hz or 60 Hz
    • 200 to 240 (nominal) Vac, 50 Hz or 60 Hz
    • 180 to 300 Vdc (China only)
  • Inlet current:
    • 100-127 V:
      • 750W Platinum power supply: 8.4 A
      • 750W Titanium power supply: Not supported
      • 1100W power supply: 12 A*
      • 1800W power supply: Not supported
      • 2400W power supply: Not supported
    • 200-240 V:
      • 750W Platinum power supply: 4.1 A
      • 750W Titanium power supply: 4 A
      • 1100W power supply: 6 A
      • 1800W power supply: 10 A
      • 2400W power supply: 14 A

* In China, this power supply cannot exceed 10 A current.

Operating environment

The ST650 V2 server complies with ASHRAE Class A2 specifications with most configurations, and depending on the hardware configuration, also complies with ASHRAE Class A3 and Class A4 specifications.

The server is supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating:
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F); the maximum ambient temperature decreases by 1°C for every 300 m (984 ft) increase in altitude above 900 m (2,953 ft).
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F); the maximum ambient temperature decreases by 1°C for every 175 m (574 ft) increase in altitude above 900 m (2,953 ft).
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F); the maximum ambient temperature decreases by 1°C for every 125 m (410 ft) increase in altitude above 900 m (2,953 ft).
    • Server off: 5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F)
    • Shipment/storage: -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
  • Relative Humidity (non-condensing):
    • Operating
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 8% to 80%; maximum dew point: 21°C (70°F)
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 8% to 85%; maximum dew point: 24°C (75°F)
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 8% to 90%; maximum dew point: 24°C (75°F)
    • Shipment/storage: 8% to 90% 

The following table lists ambient temperature requirements by component type.

Table 61. Ambient temperature requirements
  Ambient temperature of 30 °C or lower Ambient temperature of 35 °C or lower Ambient temperature of 40 °C or lower Ambient temperature of 45 °C or lower
Processor Processors with 205 to 250W TDP Processors with 165 to 195W TDP Processors with 135 to 150W TDP Processors with 120W TDP or lower
System Memory 32x DIMMs, each 64 GB or less 32x DIMMs, each 64 GB or less 32x DIMMs, each 32 GB or less 32x DIMMs, each 32 GB or less
Persistent Memory Supported Supported No Persistent Memory support No Persistent Memory support
Drive backplanes All supported All supported Maximum of 2x backplanes/backplates Maximum of 2x backplanes/backplates
GPUs Supported No GPU support No GPU support No GPU support
NVMe Retimer adapters Supported Supported No NVMe retimer support No NVMe retimer support
ConnectX-6 adapters Supported Supported No ConnectX-6 adapters No ConnectX-6 adapters
Fibre Channel adapters Supported Supported No Fibre Channel adapter support No Fibre Channel adapter support
NVMe drives Supported Supported No NVMe drive support No NVMe drive support
RAID/SAS HBA adapters Supported Supported Supported Supported
Ethernet adapters Supported Supported Supported Supported

Acoustical noise emissions

The server has the following acoustic noise emissions declaration:

  • Sound power level (LWAd):
    • Idling: 5.0 Bel (Minimum), 5.6 Bel (Typical), 6.4 Bel (GPU)
    • Operating: 5.0 Bel (Minimum), 5.6 Bel (Typical), 8.2 Bel (GPU)
  • Sound pressure level (LpAm):
    • Idling: 40 dBA (Minimum), 46 dBA (Typical), 54 dBA (GPU)
    • Operating: 40 dBA (Minimum), 46 dBA (Typical), 72 dBA (GPU)

Notes:

  • These sound levels were measured in controlled acoustical environments according to procedures specified by ISO7779 and are reported in accordance with ISO 9296.
  • The declared acoustic sound levels are based on the specified configurations, which may change slightly depending on configuration/conditions.
    • Min configuration: 1x 105W processor, 4x 16 GB DIMMs, 2x 480 GB SSD drives, 2-port onboard 10Gb Ethernet, 1x 750W power supply
    • Typical configuration: 2x 125W processors, 16x 32 GB DIMMs, 8x SAS hard disk drives, 1x 530-8i RAID Adapter, 2-port onboard 10Gb Ethernet, 2x 750W power supplies
    • GPU configuration: 2x 205W processors, 32x 64 GB DIMMs, 8x SAS hard disk drives, 1x 930-8i RAID adapter, 2-port onboard 10Gb Ethernet, 8x NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPU adapters, 2x 1800W power supplies
  • The declared acoustic noise levels may increase greatly, if high-power components are installed such as high-power NICs, high-power processors and GPUs.

  • Government regulations (such as those prescribed by OSHA or European Community Directives) may govern noise level exposure in the workplace and may apply to you and your server installation. The actual sound pressure levels in your installation depend upon a variety of factors, including the number of racks in the installation; the size, materials, and configuration of the room; the noise levels from other equipment; the room ambient temperature, and employee's location in relation to the equipment. Further, compliance with such government regulations depends on a variety of additional factors, including the duration of employees' exposure and whether employees wear hearing protection. Lenovo recommends that you consult with qualified experts in this field to determine whether you are in compliance with the applicable regulations.

Shock and vibration

The server has the following vibration and shock limits:

  • 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:
      • Server weight 12 kg - 22 kg: 50 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces 
      • Server weight 23 kg - 31 kg: 35 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces
      • Server weight 32 kg - 68 kg: 35 G for 136 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces

Particulate contamination

Airborne particulates (including metal flakes or particles) and reactive gases acting alone or in combination with other environmental factors such as humidity or temperature might damage the system that might cause the system to malfunction or stop working altogether. The following specifications indicate the limits of particulates that the system can tolerate:

  • Reactive gases:
    • The reactivity rate of copper coupons shall be less than 200 Angstroms per month (Å/month)
    • The reactivity rate of silver coupons shall be less than 200 Å/month
  • Airborne particulates:
    • The room air should be continuously filtered with MERV 8 filters.
    • Air entering a data center should be filtered with MERV 11 or preferably MERV 13 filters.
    • The deliquescent relative humidity of the particulate contamination should be more than 60% RH
    • Data centers must be free of zinc whiskers

For additional information, see the Specifications section of the Setup Guide for the server, available from the Lenovo ThinkSystem Information Center, https://thinksystem.lenovofiles.com/help/index.jsp

Warranty and Support

The ST650 V2 has a 1-year or 3-year warranty based on the machine type of the system:

  • 7Z75 - 1 year warranty
  • 7Z74 - 3 year warranty

The standard warranty terms are customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite (for field-replaceable units FRUs only) with standard call center support during normal business hours and 9x5 Next Business Day Parts Delivered.

Lenovo’s additional support services provide a sophisticated, unified support structure for your data center, with an experience consistently ranked number one in customer satisfaction worldwide. Available offerings include:

  • Premier Support

    Premier Support provides a Lenovo-owned customer experience and delivers direct access to technicians skilled in hardware, software, and advanced troubleshooting, in addition to the following:

    • Direct technician-to-technician access through a dedicated phone line
    • 24x7x365 remote support
    • Single point of contact service
    • End to end case management
    • Third-party collaborative software support
    • Online case tools and live chat support
    • On-demand remote system analysis
  • Warranty Upgrade (Preconfigured Support)

    Services are available to meet the on-site response time targets that match the criticality of your 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. YourDrive YourData is an optional extra (see below).
    • Essential Service: 24x7 service coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (available only in select countries). Bundled with YourDrive YourData.
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select countries). Bundled with YourDrive YourData.
  • Managed Services

    Lenovo Managed Services provides continuous 24x7 remote monitoring (plus 24x7 call center availability) and proactive management of your 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 & OS device driver levels, and software as needed. We’ll also maintain records of latest patches, critical updates, and firmware levels, to ensure you systems are providing business value through optimized performance.

  • Technical Account Management (TAM)

    A Lenovo Technical Account Manager helps you optimize the operation of your data center based on a deep understanding of your business. You gain direct access to your Lenovo TAM, who serves as your single point of contact to expedite service requests, provide status updates, and furnish reports to track incidents over time. In addition, your TAM will help proactively make service recommendations and manage your service relationship with Lenovo to make certain your needs are met.

  • Enterprise Server Software Support

    Enterprise Software Support is an additional support service providing 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 comparability and interoperability issues, isolate causes of problems, report defects to software vendors, and more.

  • YourDrive YourData

    Lenovo’s YourDrive YourData is a multi-drive retention offering that ensures your data is always under your control, regardless of the number of drives that are installed in your Lenovo server. In the unlikely event of a drive failure, you retain possession of your drive while Lenovo replaces the failed drive part. Your data stays safely on your premises, in your hands. The YourDrive YourData service can be purchased in convenient bundles and is optional with Foundation Service. It is bundled with Essential Service and Advanced Service.

  • Health Check

    Having a trusted partner who can perform regular and detailed health checks is central to maintaining efficiency and ensuring that your 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.

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 Service offerings are region-specific. Not all preconfigured support and upgrade options are available in every region. For information about Lenovo service upgrade offerings that are available in your region, refer to the following resources:

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

Services

Lenovo Services is a dedicated partner to your success. Our goal is to reduce your capital outlays, mitigate your IT risks, and accelerate your time to productivity.

Note: Some service options may not be available in all countries. For more information, go to https://www.lenovo.com/systems/services. For information about Lenovo service upgrade offerings that are available in your region, contact your local Lenovo sales representative or business partner.

Here’s a more in-depth look at what we can do for you:

  • Asset Recovery Services

    Asset Recovery Services (ARS) helps customers recover the maximum value from their end-of-life equipment in a cost-effective and secure way. On top of simplifying the transition from old to new equipment, ARS mitigates environmental and data security risks associated with data center equipment disposal. Lenovo ARS is a cash-back solution for equipment based on its remaining market value, yielding maximum value from aging assets and lowering total cost of ownership for your customers. For more information, see the ARS page, https://lenovopress.com/lp1266-reduce-e-waste-and-grow-your-bottom-line-with-lenovo-ars.

  • Assessment Services

    An Assessment helps solve your IT challenges through an onsite, multi-day session with a Lenovo technology expert. We perform a tools-based assessment which provides a comprehensive and thorough review of a company's environment and technology systems. In addition to the technology based functional requirements, the consultant also discusses and records the non-functional business requirements, challenges, and constraints. Assessments help organizations like yours, no matter how large or small, get a better return on your IT investment and overcome challenges in the ever-changing technology landscape.

  • Design Services

    Professional Services consultants perform infrastructure design and implementation planning to support your strategy. The high-level architectures provided by the assessment service are turned into low level designs and wiring diagrams, which are reviewed and approved prior to implementation. The implementation plan will demonstrate an outcome-based proposal to provide business capabilities through infrastructure with a risk-mitigated project plan.

  • Basic Hardware Installation

    Lenovo experts can seamlessly manage the physical installation of your server, storage, or networking hardware. Working at a time convenient for you (business hours or off shift), the technician will unpack and inspect the systems on your site, install options, mount in a rack cabinet, connect to power and network, check and update firmware to the latest levels, verify operation, and dispose of the packaging, allowing your team to focus on other priorities.

  • Deployment Services

    When investing in new IT infrastructures, you need to ensure your business will see quick time to value with little to no disruption. Lenovo deployments are designed by development and engineering teams who know our Products & Solutions better than anyone else, and our technicians own the process from delivery to completion. Lenovo will conduct remote preparation and planning, configure & integrate systems, validate systems, verify and update appliance firmware, train on administrative tasks, and provide post-deployment documentation. Customer’s IT teams leverage our skills to enable IT staff to transform with higher level roles and tasks.

  • Integration, Migration, and Expansion Services

    Move existing physical & virtual workloads easily, or determine technical requirements to support increased workloads while maximizing performance. Includes tuning, validation, and documenting ongoing run processes. Leverage migration assessment planning documents to perform necessary migrations.

Regulatory compliance

The server conforms to the following standards:

  • ANSI/UL 62368-1
  • IEC 62368-1(CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 7, Class A
  • CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1
  • CISPR 32, Class A, CISPR 35
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS 14336-1; Section 5 of CNS15663
  • CE, UKCA Mark (EN55032 Class A, EN62368-1, EN55024, EN55035, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, (EU) 2019/424, and EN50581)
  • Korea KN32, Class A, KN35
  • Russia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan, TP EAC 037/2016 (for RoHS)
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 32, Class A; AS/NZS 62368.1
  • China CELP certificate, HJ 2507-2011
  • UL Green Guard, UL2819
  • Energy Star 3.0
  • EPEAT (NSF/ ANSI 426) Bronze
  • China CCC certificate, GB17625.1;GB4943.1;GB/T9254
  • China CECP certificate, CQC3135
  • Japanese Energy-Saving Act

External drive enclosures

The server supports attachment to external drive enclosures using a RAID controller with external ports or a SAS host bus adapter. Adapters supported by the server are listed in the SAS adapters for external storage section.

Note: Information provided in this section is for ordering reference purposes only. For the operating system and adapter support details, refer to the interoperability matrix for a particular storage enclosure that can be found on the Lenovo Data Center Support web site:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com

Table 62. External drive enclosures
Description Part number
Worldwide Japan PRC
Lenovo Storage D1212 LFF Disk Expansion with Dual SAS IO Modules 4587A11 4587A1J 4587A1C
Lenovo Storage D1224 SFF Disk Expansion with Dual SAS IO Modules 4587A31 4587A3J 4587A3C
Lenovo Storage D3284 4TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641311F
Lenovo Storage D3284 6TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641312F
Lenovo Storage D3284 8TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641313F
Lenovo Storage D3284 10TB x 84 HD Expansion Enclosure 641314F

For details about supported drives, adapters, and cables, see the following Lenovo Press Product Guides:

External storage systems

Lenovo offers the ThinkSystem DE Series and ThinkSystem DM Series external storage systems for high-performance storage. See the DE Series and DM Series product guides for specific controller models, expansion enclosures and configuration options:

External backup units

The server supports both USB-attached RDX backup units and SAS-attached tape drives.

The following table lists the available external SAS tape backup options.

Tip: Verify the end-to-end support of an IBM tape backup solution through the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC): http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic

Table 63. External SAS backup options
Part number Description
External SAS tape backup drives
6160S6E IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S
6160S7E IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S
6160S8E IBM TS2280 Tape Drive Model H8S
External SAS tape backup autoloaders
6171S6R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO6 HH SAS
6171S7R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO7 HH SAS
6171S8R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO8 HH SAS
External tape backup libraries
6741A1F IBM TS4300 3U Tape Library-Base Unit
SAS backup drives for TS4300 Tape Library
01KP934 LTO 6 HH SAS Drive
01KP937 LTO 7 HH SAS Drive
01KP953 LTO 8 HH SAS Drive

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Backup units category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/backup

The following table lists the external RDX backup options available.

Table 64. External RDX dock and cartridges
Part number Feature code Description
External RDX docks
4T27A10725 B32R ThinkSystem RDX External USB 3.0 Dock (No cartridge included with the drive)
Cartridges
7TP7A01601 AVF8 ThinkSystem RDX 500GB Cartridge
7TP7A01602 AVF1 ThinkSystem RDX 1TB Cartridge
7TP7A01603 AVF0 ThinkSystem RDX 2TB Cartridge
7TP7A04318 AXD1 ThinkSystem RDX 4TB Cartridge

For more information, see the Lenovo RDX USB 3.0 Disk Backup Solution product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/tips0894-rdx-usb-30

Fibre Channel SAN switches

Lenovo offers the ThinkSystem DB Series of Fibre Channel SAN switches and directors for high-performance storage expansion. See the DB Series product guides for models and configuration options:

Uninterruptible power supply units

The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 65. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number Description
55941AX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55941KX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55942AX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55942KX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55943AX RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55943KX RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55945KX RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55946KX RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948KX RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55949KX RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948PX RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
55949PX RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
55943KT† ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Standard UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets)
55943LT† ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Long Backup UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets)
55946KT† ThinkSystem RT6kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output)
5594XKT† ThinkSystem RT10kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output)

† Only available in China and countries in the Asia Pacific region.

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the UPS category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ups

Power distribution units

The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 66. Power distribution units
Part number Description
0U Basic PDUs
00YJ776 0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord
00YJ777 0U 36 C13/6 C19 32A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with IEC60309 332P6 line cord
00YJ778 0U 21 C13/12 C19 32A/200-240V/346-415V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 532P6 line cord
00YJ779 0U 21 C13/12 C19 48A/200-240V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 460P9 line cord
Switched and Monitored PDUs
00YJ780 0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 332P6 line cord
00YJ781 0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 24A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ NEMA L6-30P line cord
00YJ782 0U 18 C13/6 C19 Switched / Monitored 32A/200-240V/346-415V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 532P6 cord
00YJ783 0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched and Monitored 48A/200-240V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 460P9 line cord
46M4002 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord)
46M4003 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
46M4004 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord)
46M4005 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
71762NX Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module (without line cord)
71763NU Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3ph with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord
C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
39M2816 DPI C13 Enterprise PDU+ (without line cord)
39Y8941 DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU (without line cord)
C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8948 DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU (without line cord)
39Y8923 DPI 60A 3 Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC 309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord
Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8938 DPI 30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P line cord
39Y8939 DPI 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord
39Y8934 DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
39Y8940 DPI 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
39Y8935 DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord
NEMA PDUs (6x NEMA 5-15R outlets)
39Y8905 DPI 100-127V PDU with Fixed NEMA L5-15P line cord
Line cords for PDUs that ship without a line cord
40K9611 DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 3P+N+G)
40K9612 DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G)
40K9613 DPI 63a Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G)
40K9614 DPI 30a Line Cord (NEMA L6-30P)
40K9615 DPI 60a Cord (IEC 309 2P+G)
40K9617 DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord
40K9618 DPI  Korean 8305 Line Cord

For more information, see the Lenovo Press documents in the PDU category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the supported rack cabinets.

Table 67. Rack cabinets
Part number Description
93072RX 25U Standard Rack
93072PX 25U Static S2 Standard Rack
93634PX 42U 1100mm Dynamic Rack
93634EX 42U 1100mm Dynamic Expansion Rack
93604PX 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614PX 42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93084EX 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack
93084PX 42U Enterprise Rack
93074RX 42U Standard Rack
Withdrawn rack cabinets
201886X 11U Office Enablement Kit
93604EX 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Expansion Rack
93614EX 42U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93074XX 42U Standard Rack Extension
93624PX 47U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93624EX 47U 1200mm Deep Static Expansion Rack
93634BX PureFlex System 42U Expansion Rack
93634DX PureFlex System 42U Expansion Rack
93634AX PureFlex System 42U Rack
93634CX PureFlex System 42U Rack

For specifications about these racks, see the Lenovo Rack Cabinet Reference, available from:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1287-lenovo-rack-cabinet-reference

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack cabinets category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/racks

KVM console options

The following table lists the supported KVM consoles, keyboards, and KVM switches.

Table 68. Console keyboards
Part number Description
Consoles
17238BX 1U 18.5" Standard Console (without keyboard)
Console keyboards
7ZB7A05469 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Arabic 253 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05468 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Belg/UK 120 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05206 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Czech 489 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05207 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Danish 159 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05208 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Dutch 143 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05210 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Fr/Canada 445 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05209 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - French 189 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05211 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - German 129 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05212 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Greek 219 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05213 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hebrew 212 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05214 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hungarian 208 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05215 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Italian 141 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05216 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Japanese 194 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05217 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Korean 413 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05218 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - LA Span 171 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05219 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Norwegian 155 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05220 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Polish 214 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05221 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Portuguese 163 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05222 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Russian 441 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05223 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovak 245 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05231 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovenian 234 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05224 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Spanish 172 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05225 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swed/Finn 153 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05226 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swiss F/G 150 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05227 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Thai 191 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05467 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Trad Chinese/US 467 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05228 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Turkish 179 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05229 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - UK Eng 166 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05470 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - US Eng 103P RoHS v2
7ZB7A05230 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - US Euro 103P RoHS v2
ThinkSystem Digital and Analog KVM Console switches and cables
1754D1T ThinkSystem Digital 2x1x16 KVM Switch (DVI video output port)
1754A1T ThinkSystem Analog 1x8 KVM Switch (DVI video output port)
4X97A11108 ThinkSystem VGA to DVI Conversion Cable
4X97A11109 ThinkSystem Single-USB Conversion Cable for Digital KVM
4X97A11107 ThinkSystem Dual-USB Conversion Cable for Digital KVM
4X97A11106 ThinkSystem USB Conversion Cable for Analog KVM
GCM and LCM Console switches and cables
1754D2X Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
43V6147 Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)
39M2895 USB Conversion Option (4 Pack UCO)
46M5383 Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
46M5382 Serial Conversion Option (SCO)

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the KVM Switches and Consoles category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/kvm

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:

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/landingpage/lenovo-financial-services/

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