Lenovo ThinkSystem SR670 V2 ServerProduct Guide

Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR670 V2 is a versatile GPU-rich 3U rack server that supports eight double-wide GPUs including the new NVIDIA A100 and A40 Tensor Core GPUs, or the NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU offering with NVLink and Lenovo Neptune hybrid liquid-to-air cooling. The server is based on the new third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor family (formerly codenamed "Ice Lake") and the new Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series. The server delivers optimal performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI), High Performance Computing (HPC) and graphical workloads across an array of industries.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the ThinkSystem SR670 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 SR670 V2 and consider its use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the July 20, 2021 update:

  • Corrected the feature code for the following adapter - Network adapters section:
    • ThinkSystem Broadcom 57508 100GbE QSFP56 2-port PCIe 4 Ethernet Adapter, feature code BK1J

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR670 V2 is a versatile GPU-rich 3U rack server that supports eight double-wide GPUs including the new NVIDIA A100 and A40 Tensor Core GPUs, or the NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU offering with NVLink and Lenovo Neptune hybrid liquid-to-air cooling. The server is based on the new third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor family (formerly codenamed "Ice Lake") and the new Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series.

The server delivers optimal performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI), High Performance Computing (HPC) and graphical workloads across an array of industries. Retail, manufacturing, financial services and healthcare industries can leverage the processing power of the GPUs in the SR670 V2 to extract greater insights and drive innovation utilizing machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL).

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR670 V2 configured to support eight double-wide GPUs
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkSystem SR670 V2 configured to support eight double-wide GPUs

Did you know?

Traditional air-cooling methods are reaching critical limits. Increases in component power especially on CPU and GPU have resulted in higher energy and infrastructure costs, extremely loud systems and heightened carbon footprints. To combat these challenges and dissipate heat quickly, the SR670 V2 employs Lenovo Neptune liquid-to-air (L2A) hybrid cooling technology. The heat of the NVIDIA HGX A100 GPUs is removed through a unique closed loop liquid-to-air heat exchanger that delivers the benefits of liquid cooling such as higher density, lower power consumption, quiet operation and higher performance without adding plumbing.

Key features

The SR670 V2 features a modular design for ultimate flexibility. Multiple configurations are supported, including:

  • Up to eight double-wide GPUs with NVLink bridges
  • NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU with NVLink and Lenovo Neptune hybrid liquid cooling
  • Choice of front or rear high-speed networking
  • Choice of local high speed NVMe storage

There are three different base configurations of the SR670 V2 as shown in the following figure. The configurations determine the type and quantity of GPUs supported as well as the supported drive bays.

Three base configurations of the ThinkSystem SR670 V2
Figure 2. Three base configurations of the ThinkSystem SR670 V2

The SR670 V2 is built on two third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and is designed to support the latest GPUs in the NVIDIA Ampere datacenter portfolio. The SR670 V2 delivers performance optimized for your workload, be it visualization, rendering or computationally intensive HPC and AI.

Scalability and performance

The SR670 V2 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability and reduce costs: 

  • Supports up to eight high-performance PCIe double-wide GPUs including the new NVIDIA A100 and A40 Tensor Core GPUs.
  • Supports the NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU complex with NVLink and Lenovo Neptune hybrid liquid cooling.
  • Supports NVIDIA NVLink, which offers a GPU-to-GPU direct connection of up to 600 GB/s bandwidth and supported in both SXM and double-wide PCIe GPU configurations. NVLink also allows for a larger combined memory footprint for bigger batch sizes or the processing of larger images.
  • Supports two third-generation Intel Xeon Processor Scalable processors
    • Up to 40 cores and 80 threads
    • Core speeds of up to 3.6 GHz
    • TDP ratings of up to 270W
  • Supports 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 64GB RDIMMs, the server supports up to 2TB 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.
  • A variety of slot configurations available, depending on the GPU and NVMe storage configuration selected:
    • Two front PCIe 4.0 x16 slots
    • Four rear PCIe 4.0 x16 slots
    • One rear OCP 3.0 slot, PCIe 4.0 x8 or x16
  • Supports a variety of internal storage configurations:
    • 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs or HDDs, with SAS, SATA or NVMe interfaces
    • 6x EDSFF E1.S hot-swap NVMe SSDs
    • 4x 3.5-inch hot-swap SATA SSDs
  • Supports NVMe drives without oversubscription of PCIe lanes (1:1 connectivity). The use of NVMe drives maximizes drive I/O performance, in terms of throughput, bandwidth, and latency.
  • Supports SATA or NVMe drives using the onboard controller, enabling an internal storage solution that doesn't require a PCIe adapter.
  • 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.
  • Supports M.2 drives for convenient operating system boot functions. 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 an industry-standard OCP 3.0 small form factor (SFF) slot, with a PCIe 4.0 interface, up to x16, supporting a variety of Ethernet network adapters. A simple-swap mechanism with a thumbscrew and pull-tab enables tool-less installation and removal of the adapter. The adapter supports shared BMC network sideband connectivity to enable out-of-band systems management.
  • 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.
  • The server offers either a choice of PCIe 4.0 x16 full-height slots, depending on the GPU and NVMe connections selected. Available slots are two front slots and four rear slots, plus the slot dedicated to the OCP adapter. The flexibility of configuration ensures you can get the PCIe resources you need for a high-performance HPC/AI implementation.

Availability and serviceability

The SR670 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) and memory mirroring 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 four hot-swap redundant power supplies and five simple-swap redundant fans to provide availability for business-critical applications.
  • The Liquid Assisted Cooling Module on the configuration with SXM GPUs employs four redundant low-pressure pumps to circulate the liquid to cool the GPUs.
  • The light path diagnostics feature 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 and performance 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 on the front 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 or tablet 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 (varies by geography), 9 x 5 next business day. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

Systems management features simplify local and remote management of the SR670 V2:

  • 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.
  • Supports Lenovo intelligent Computing Orchestration (LiCO), a powerful platform that manages cluster resources for HPC and AI applications. LiCO supports multiple AI frameworks, including TensorFlow, Caffe, Neon, and MXNet, allowing you to leverage a single cluster for diverse workload requirements.
  • 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.
  • 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 7mm and 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.
  • Available chassis intrusion switch as an additional physical security feature.

Energy efficiency

The SR670 V2 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, and increase energy availability:

  • Energy-efficient system board components help lower operational costs.
  • High-efficiency power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum certification
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) consume as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning 2.5-inch HDDs.
  • 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.

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the main components on the front of the configuration with 4x SXM GPUs and 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap drives.

Front view of the SR670 V2 with 4x SXM GPUs and 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
Figure 3. Front view of the SR670 V2 with 4x SXM GPUs and 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap drives

The following figure shows the main components on the front of the configuration with 4x SXM GPUs and 4x 2.5-inch hot-swap drives. In this configuration, there are only half the drive slots operational which instead allows the support of the OCP rear slot.

Front view of the SR670 V2 with 4x SXM GPUs and 4x 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
Figure 4. Front view of the SR670 V2 with 4x SXM GPUs and 4x 2.5-inch hot-swap drives

The following figure shows the main components on the front of the configuration with 4x double-wide PCIe GPUs and either 8x 2.5-inch or 4x 3.5-inch hot-swap drives.

Front view of the SR670 V2 with 4x double-wide PCIe GPUs and either 8x 2.5-inch or 4x 3.5-inch hot-swap drives
Figure 5. Front view of the SR670 V2 with 4x double-wide PCIe GPUs and either 8x 2.5-inch or 4x 3.5-inch hot-swap drives

The following figure shows the main components on the front of the configuration with 8x double-wide PCIe GPUs and 6x EDSFF hot-swap drives. In this configuration, there are two front I/O PCIe slots.

Front view of the SR670 V2 with 8x double-wide PCIe GPUs, 6x EDSFF hot-swap drives, and front I/O
Figure 6. Front view of the SR670 V2 with 8x double-wide PCIe GPUs, 6x EDSFF hot-swap drives, and front I/O

The following figure shows a second variation of the configuration with 8x double-wide PCIe GPUs and 6x EDSFF hot-swap drives. In this configuration, there are no front I/O PCIe slots which instead allows the support of the front operator ports.

Front view of the SR670 V2 with 8x double-wide PCIe GPUs, 6x EDSFF hot-swap drives, without front I/O
Figure 7. Front view of the SR670 V2 with 8x double-wide PCIe GPUs, 6x EDSFF hot-swap drives, without front I/O

The following figure shows the components visible from the rear of the server. Note that not all configurations support PCIe slots at the rear of the server

Rear view of the ThinkSystem SR670 V2
Figure 8. Rear view of the ThinkSystem SR670 V2

The following two figures show the internals of the server with SXM GPUs installed. The first figure shows the drive cage and cooling fans installed.

Internal view of the SR670 V2 with 4x SXM GPUs and 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
Figure 9. Internal view of the SR670 V2 with 4x SXM GPUs and 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap drives

The following figure shows the SXM GPU server with the drive cage and cooling fans removed. The figure shows the Lenovo Neptune liquid-to-air (L2A) hybrid cooling module, which consists of cold plates mounted on top of the GPUs, a large radiator, and four redundant low-pressure pumps and tubing infrastructure to circulate liquid between the cold plates and the radiator.

Internal view of the SR670 V2 with 4x SXM GPUs and 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap drives (drives and fans removed)
Figure 10. Internal view of the SR670 V2 with 4x SXM GPUs and 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap drives (drives and fans removed)

The following figure shows the internals of the server with four double-wide GPUs installed.

Internal view of the SR670 V2 with 4x double-wide PCIe GPUs and 8x 2.5-inch drives (8x single-wide GPUs also supported; 4x 3.5-inch hot-swap drives also supported).
Figure 11. Internal view of the SR670 V2 with 4x double-wide PCIe GPUs and 8x 2.5-inch drives (4x 3.5-inch hot-swap drives also supported)

The following figure shows the internals of the server with eight double-wide GPUs installed (four removed to show the PCIe switch board underneath).

Internal view of the SR670 V2 with 8x double-wide PCIe GPUs and 6x EDSFF hot-swap drives
Figure 12. Internal view of the SR670 V2 with 8x double-wide PCIe GPUs and 6x EDSFF hot-swap drives

System architecture

The following figure shows the architectural block diagram of the SR670 V2, showing the major components and their connections.

SR670 V2 system architectural block diagram
Figure 13. SR670 V2 system architectural block diagram

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 1. Standard specifications
Components Specification
Machine types 7Z22 - 1 year warranty
7Z23 - 3 year warranty
Form factor 3U rack
Processor Two third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor (formerly codenamed "Ice Lake"). Supports processors up to 40 cores, core speeds of up to 3.6 GHz, and TDP ratings of up to 270W.
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 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 2TB by using 32x 64GB RDIMMs
With Persistent Memory: Up to 3TB by using 16x 64GB 3DS RDIMMs and 16x 128GB Pmem modules (1.5TB 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

Either 2.5-inch, 3.5-inch or EDSFF drives, depending on the configuration:

  • Configurations with SXM GPUs (SXM model):
    • 4x or 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap NVMe drive bays
  • Configurations with 4x double-wide GPUs (4-DW GPU model):
    • 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap AnyBay drive bays supporting SAS, SATA or NVMe SSDs, or SATA HDDs
    • 4x 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays supporting SATA HDDs or SSDs (NVMe with Special Bid)
  • Configurations with 8x double-wide GPUs (8-DW GPU model):
    • 6x EDSFF E1.S hot-swap NVMe drive bays

The server also supports an internal M.2 adapter supporting up to two M.2 drives. See the Internal storage section for details.

Maximum internal storage
  • SXM model:
    • 61.44TB using 8x 7.68TB 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs
  • 4-DW GPU model:
    • 61.44TB using 8x 7.68TB 2.5-inch SAS/SATA SSDs
    • 61.44TB using 8x 7.68TB 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs
    • 16TB using 8x 2TB 2.5-inch HDDs
    • 72TB using 4x 18TB 3.5-inch HDDs
    • 30.72TB using 4x 7.68TB 3.5-inch SAS/SATA SSDs
  • 8-DW GPU model:
    • 24TB using 6x 4TB EDSFF NVMe SSDs
Storage controller
  • 8x Onboard SATA ports (Intel VROC SATA RAID, formerly known as Intel RSTe RAID)
  • Up to 8x Onboard NVMe ports (includes Intel VROC NVMe RAID, with optional license for non-Intel NVMe SSDs)
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA RAID adapters:
    • RAID 530i-8i (cacheless) supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50
    • RAID 930-8i with 2GB 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
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA non-RAID: 430-8i HBA
Optical drive bays No internal optical drive.
Tape drive bays No internal backup drive.
Network interfaces

OCP 3.0 SFF slot with flexible PCIe 4.0 x8 or x16 host interface, available depending on the server configurations:

  • SXM model: Supported, dependent on the storage configuration
  • 4-DW GPU model: Supported, dependent on the configuration of PCIe slots
  • 8-DW GPU model: Supported

The OCP slot supports a variety of 2-port and 4-port adapters with 1GbE, 10GbE and 25GbE network connectivity. One port can optionally be shared with the XClarity Controller (XCC) management processor for Wake-on-LAN and NC-SI support.

PCI Expansion slots

Up to 4x PCIe 4.0 slots, depending on the GPU and drive bay configuration selected. Slot selection is from:

  • 2x front slots, PCIe 4.0, full-height slots; half-length in SXM configurations, full-length in 4-DW GPU and 8-DW GPU configurations
  • 4x rear slots, enabled using riser cards, PCIe 4.0, full-height, half-length slots
GPU support

Supports up to 8x double-wide PCIe GPUs or 4x SXM GPUs, depending on the configuration:

  • SXM model:
    • 4x SXM GPUs with Lenovo Neptune liquid-to-air cooling and 4x or 8x 2.5-inch drive bays
  • 4-DW GPU model:
    • 4x double-wide GPUs with 8x 2.5-inch or 4x 3.5-inch drive bays
    • Available via Special Bid: 8x single-wide GPUs with 8x 2.5-inch or 4x 3.5-inch drive bays
  • 8-DW GPU model:
    • 8x double-wide GPUs with 6x EDSFF drive bays

Note: Configurations with single-wide GPUs such as the NVIDIA A10 may be possible via a Special Bid request.

Ports

Front:

  • SXM model, 4-DW GPU model, and 8-DW GPU model with rear I/O slots: 1x USB 3.1 G1 (5 Gb/s) port, 1x USB 2.0 port (also for XCC local management), External diagnostics port, VGA port.
  • 8-DW GPU model with front I/O slots: No front ports

Rear:

  • All models: 3x USB 3.1 G1 (5 Gb/s) ports, 1x VGA video port, 1x RJ-45 1GbE systems management port for XCC remote management.
  • Models with rear I/O slots: Optional DB-9 COM serial port (installs in a slot).

Internal:

  • All models: 1x USB 3.1 G1 connector for operating system or license key purposes
Cooling 5x dual-rotor simple-swap 80 mm fans, configuration dependent. Fans are N+1 rotor redundant, tolerating a single-rotor failure. One fan integrated in each power supply.
Power supply

Up to four hot-swap redundant AC power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum certification. 1800 W or 2400 W AC options, supporting 220 V AC. In China only, power supplies also support 240 V DC.

  • SXM model: 4x 2400W
  • 4-DW GPU model: 2x 2400W or 4x 1800W or 4x 2400W
  • 8-DW GPU model: 4x 2400W
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 and power supplies.
Systems management Operator panel with status LEDs. On SXM and 4-DW GPU models, External Diagnostics Handset with LCD display (not available in 8-DW GPU models). 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 Chassis intrusion switch, Power-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), supporting TPM 2.0. In China only, optional Nationz TPM 2.0.
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: 448 mm (17.6 in.), height: 131 mm (5.2 in.), depth: 892 mm (35.1 in.). See Physical and electrical specifications for details.
Weight

Approximate weight, dependent on the configuration selected:

  • SXM model: 39.5 kg (87 lb)
  • 4-DW GPU model: 36.7 kg (81 lb)
  • 8-DW GPU model: 39 kg (86 lb)

Models

ThinkSystem SR670 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 SR670 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 SR670 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 SR670 V2 server.

Table 2. Base CTO models
Description Machine Type/Model
General purpose
Machine Type/Model
for HPC and AI
ThinkSystem SR670 V2 - 3 year Warranty 7Z23CTO1WW 7Z23CTOLWW
ThinkSystem SR670 V2 - 1 year Warranty 7Z22CTO1WW 7Z22CTOLWW

Models of the SR670 V2 are defined based on the type of GPUs installed in the front portion of the server. For models, the feature codes for these chassis bases are as listed in the following table.

Table 3. Chassis base feature codes
Feature code Description Purpose
BFCV ThinkSystem SR670 V2 HGX NVLink GPU Base SXM model (4x SXM module GPUs with 8x 2.5-inch drive bays)
BFCX ThinkSystem SR670 V2 4DW / 8SW PCIe GPU Base 4-DW GPU model (4x double-wide PCIe GPUs, with either 8x 2.5-inch drive bays or 4x 3.5-inch drive bays; Support for 8x single-wide PCIe GPUs by Special Bid.)
BFCW ThinkSystem SR670 V2 8DW PCIe GPU Base 8-DW GPU model (8x double-wide PCIe GPUs with EDSFF drive bays)

Configurations

The SR670 V2 supports specific combinations of GPUs, riser cards and internal storage, as listed in the following table.

Additional combinations may be supported via the Special Bid process. Contact your Lenovo representative for more information.

Table 4. Supported configurations (OB = Onboard)
Cfg Model GPUs /
risers
Front
slots
Rear
slots
OCP
slot
Drive
bays
Storage
controller
(Choose 1)
Drives
(Choose 1)
1 SXM 4x SXM 2 (x16+x16) No No 8x 2.5-inch
  • OB NVMe x32
  • 8x NVMe
2 SXM 4x SXM 2 (x16+x16) No OCP x16 4x 2.5-inch
  • OB NVMe x16
  • 4x NVMe
3 8-DW GPU 8x DW /
2x Switched
2 (x16+x16) No OCP x8 6x EDSFF
  • OB NVMe x24
  • 6x EDSFF
4 8-DW GPU 8x DW /
2x Switched
No 2 (x16+x16) OCP x8 6x EDSFF
  • OB NVMe x24
  • 6x EDSFF
5 4-DW GPU 4x DW /
1x Direct
2 (x16+x16) No No 8x 2.5-inch
  • OB NVMe x32 + OB SATA
  • 8x NVMe
  • 8x SATA
  • Combination up to 8x
7 4-DW GPU 4x DW /
1x Direct
No 2 (x16+x16) No 4x 3.5-inch
  • OB SATA
  • HBA/RAID card
  • 4x 3.5" SATA
8x 2.5-inch
  • OB NVMe x32 + OB SATA
  • OB NVMe x32 + HBA/RAID card
  • 8x NVMe
  • 8x SAS or SATA
  • Combination up to 8x
8 4-DW GPU 4x DW /
1x Direct
No 2 (x16+x8) OCP x8 4x 3.5-inch
  • OB SATA
  • 4x SATA
8x 2.5-inch
  • OB NVMe x32 + OB SATA
  • 8x NVMe
  • 8x SATA
  • Combination up to 8x
10 4-DW GPU 4x DW /
1x Direct
No 4 (x16+x16
x16+x8)
OCP x8 4x 3.5-inch
  • OB SATA
  • HBA/RAID card
  • 4x 3.5" SATA
8x 2.5-inch
  • OB SATA
  • HBA/RAID card
  • RAID Tri-Mode‡
  • 8x U.3 NVMe‡
  • 8x SAS or SATA
  • Combination up to 8x‡

‡ NVMe support in this configuration is only via a RAID 940-8i adapter with Tri-Mode enabled. Only U.3 NVMe drives supported, not U.2 NVMe.

Processor options

The SR670 V2 supports processors in the third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor family. The server supports two processors. A configuration of a single processor is not supported.

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:

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

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

Tip: In the SR670 V2, two processors are installed in the factory so there are no part numbers for field upgrades.

Table 5. Processor options
Feature
code
Description Quantity
required
BB2N Intel Xeon Silver 4309Y 8C 105W 2.8GHz Processor 2
BB3C Intel Xeon Silver 4310 12C 120W 2.1GHz Processor 2
BB34 Intel Xeon Silver 4310T 10C 105W 2.3GHz Processor 2
BB2Z Intel Xeon Silver 4314 16C 135W 2.4GHz Processor 2
BB39 Intel Xeon Silver 4316 20C 150W 2.3GHz Processor 2
BB3M Intel Xeon Gold 5315Y 8C 140W 3.2GHz Processor 2
BB30 Intel Xeon Gold 5317 12C 150W 3.0GHz Processor 2
BB35 Intel Xeon Gold 5318Y 24C 165W 2.1GHz Processor 2
BB2R Intel Xeon Gold 5320 26C 185W 2.2GHz Processor 2
BB2Y Intel Xeon Gold 5320T 20C 150W 2.3GHz Processor 2
BB4E Intel Xeon Gold 6326 16C 185W 2.9GHz Processor 2
BB3H Intel Xeon Gold 6330 28C 205W 2.0GHz Processor 2
BB3D Intel Xeon Gold  6334 8C 165W 3.6GHz Processor 2
BB3S Intel Xeon Gold 6336Y 24C 185W 2.4GHz Processor 2
BB3P Intel Xeon Gold 6338 32C 205W 2.0GHz Processor 2
BB33 Intel Xeon Gold 6338T 24C 165W 2.1GHz Processor 2
BB3B Intel Xeon Gold 6342 24C 230W 2.8GHz Processor 2
BB2W Intel Xeon Gold 6346 16C 205W 3.1GHz Processor 2
BB2L Intel Xeon Gold 6348 28C 235W 2.6GHz Processor 2
BB2U Intel Xeon Gold 6354 18C 205W 3.0GHz Processor 2
BKDB Intel Xeon Platinum 8352M 32C 185W 2.3GHz Processor 2
BB2V Intel Xeon Platinum 8352Y 32C 205W 2.2GHz Processor 2
BB3R Intel Xeon Platinum 8358 32C 250W 2.6GHz Processor 2
BB3A Intel Xeon Platinum 8358P 32C 240W 2.6GHz Processor 2
BB2P Intel Xeon Platinum 8360Y 36C 250W 2.4GHz Processor 2
BKDC Intel Xeon Platinum 8362 32C 265W 2.8GHz Processor 2
BB37 Intel Xeon Platinum 8368 38C 270W 2.4GHz Processor 2
BB3G Intel Xeon Platinum 8380 40C 270W 2.3GHz Processor 2

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
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
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
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
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
8352M 32 / 64 2.3 GHz / 3.5 GHz 48 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 185W 64 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
8362 32 / 64 2.8 GHz / 3.6 GHz 48 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 265W 64 GB Yes
8368 38 / 76 2.4 GHz / 3.4 GHz 57 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 270W 512 GB Yes
8380 40 / 80 2.3 GHz / 3.4 GHz 60 MB 3200 MHz 3 / 11.2 GT/s 270W 512 GB Yes

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

Memory options

The SR670 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 64 GB RDIMMs installed, the SR670 V2 supports a total of 2 TB of system memory.

The SR670 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)

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; 3DS RDIMMs, UDIMMs and LRDIMMs are 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 SR670 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)

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

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 SR670 V2 supports drives at the front of the server as shown in the Components and connectors section. The choice of drive bays depends on the GPU configuration selected, as described in the the Configurations section:

  • SXM model - choice of:
    • 4x 2.5-inch hot-swap NVMe drive bays
    • 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap NVMe drive bays
  • 4-DW GPU model - choice of:
    • 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap AnyBay drive bays supporting SAS, SATA or NVMe drives
    • 4x 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays supporting SATA HDDs or SSDs drives (support for NVMe only via Special Bid)
  • 8-DW GPU model:
    • 6x EDSFF E1.S hot-swap NVMe drive bays

All drives are hot-swap and are accessible from the front of the server.

Where NVMe drives are supported, they are all connected using four PCIe lanes which means there is no NVMe oversubscription.

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

In this section:

The backplanes used to provide the drive bays are listed in the following table. The table lists the feature codes for ordering CTO - the required cables are derived by the configurator.

The table also lists the option part numbers for field upgrades. Part numbers include:

  • Backplane
  • Drive bay fillers
  • Data cables to connect drives to controllers
  • Power cables
Table 9. Backplanes for drive bays
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
SXM model
4XB7A69400 BHD6 ThinkSystem SR670 V2 4x2.5" NVMe Backplane 2
4-DW GPU model
  B8LM ThinkSystem SR670 V2 8x2.5" SAS/SATA/NVMe Backplane 1
4XB7A69396 BH8B ThinkSystem SR670 V2 8x2.5" SAS/SATA/NVMe Backplane  
4XB7A69397 BA5R ThinkSystem SR670 V2 4x3.5" SAS/SATA/NVMe Backplane 1
8-DW GPU model
4XB7A69395 BFTQ ThinkSystem SR670 V2 6xEDSFF NVMe Backplane 1

RAID flash power module (supercap) support

If you plan to add one of the RAID adapters that includes a RAID flash power module (supercap) as a field upgrade, then you will also need to order a Supercap installation kit for the supercap. For CTO orders, the components needed are automatically derived when you select the RAID adapter.

The SR670 V2 supports at most one supercap, and by extension, only supports one of these adapters.

The RAID adapters that require a supercap holder are as follows:

  • ThinkSystem RAID 930-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter
  • ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter
  • ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter
  • ThinkSystem RAID 930-8e 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter

The supercap mounts in a bracket that goes into the top slot of a rear PCIe riser. Ordering information is in the following table.

Table 10. Supercap holder
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
CTO only BFH0 ThinkSystem SR670 V2 Supercap Holder 1

M.2 drives

The SR670 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 horizontally in the server in the air baffle.

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

Table 11. 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
4Y37A09750 B8P9 ThinkSystem M.2 NVMe 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit No Yes 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 NVMe 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit has the following features:

  • Supports one or two NVMe M.2 drives
  • Support 42mm, 60mm, 80mm and 110mm drive form factors (2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110)
  • RAID support via an onboard Marvell 88NR2241 NVMe RAID Controller
  • With 1 drive, supports single-drive RAID-0
  • With 2 drives, supports 2-drive RAID-0, 2-drive RAID-1, or two single-drive RAID-0 arrays
  • PCIe 3.0 x2 host interface; PCIe 3.0 x1 connection to each drive
  • 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 SR670 V2 also requires an additional M.2 cable kit. Ordering information is listed in the following table.

Table 12. M.2 Cable for field upgrades
Part number Description
4X97A69394 ThinkSystem SR670 V2/SN550 V2 M.2 SATA/NVMe Cable
  • M.2 Signal & Power Cable

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

EDSFF drives

The 8-DW GPU model of the SR670 V2 supports EDSFF (Enterprise & Datacenter SSD Form Factor) drives with the E1.S (short) form factor. Up to 6 hot-swap EDSFF drives can be installed in the server.

EDSFF drives are a new type of NVMe solid-state drive and have the following characteristics:

  • NVMe SSD with PCIe 4.0 x4 host interface
  • Hot-swap drive tray
  • E1.S form factor defined by SNIA specification SFF-TA-1006
  • 112 mm (4.4 inches) long x 32 mm (1.2 inches) tall

The SR670 V2 in the 8-DW GPU configuration supports 6x EDSFF drives, as shown in the following figure.

SR670 V2 EDSFF drive bays
Figure 14. SR670 V2 EDSFF drive bays (8-DW GPU configuration only)

Controllers for internal storage

The SR670 V2 offers a variety of controller options for internal drives:

  • For front-mount 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)
  • 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
    • NVMe controller integrated on the M.2 NVMe 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit

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

Table 13. Internal Storage adapter support
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Power module
(supercap)
Maximum
supported
Onboard SATA - Intel VROC SATA RAID (Intel RSTe)
None AVV0 On Board SATA Software RAID Mode No 1
Onboard NVMe - Intel VROC NVMe RAID
None B9X7 Intel VROC (VMD NVMe RAID) Intel SSD Only (Standard) No 1
4L47A39164 B96G Intel VROC (VMD NVMe RAID) Premium
(license upgrade - to enable RAID support for non-Intel NVMe SSDs)
No 1
SAS/SATA RAID
7Y37A01082 AUNG ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter No 1
7Y37A01084 AUNJ ThinkSystem RAID 930-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter Included 1
4Y37A09728 B8NY ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter Included 1
4Y37A09729 B8NW ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter Included 1
SAS/SATA HBA
7Y37A01088 AUNL ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA No 1
NVMe adapters
4Y37A09728† BGM1 ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter for U.3 (Tri-Mode support) Included 3
4Y37A09729† BGM0 ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter for U.3 (Tri-Mode support) Included 3

† Adapter also supports PCIe 4.0 x1 connectivity to NVMe drives (requires NVMe drives with U.3 interface)

Configuration notes:

  • Supercap support: The table lists whether the adapter includes a power module (supercap) to power the flash memory. The server supports only 1 supercap as described in the RAID flash power module (supercap) support section. The number of supercaps supported also determines the maximum number of RAID adapters with flash that can be installed in the server, both for internal drive connectivity and external drive connectivity.
  • Field upgrades: If you are adding a RAID adapter with supercap to the server as a field upgrade, you may need a supercap holder as described in the RAID flash power module (supercap) support section.

The RAID 940-8i and RAID 940-16i adapters also support NVMe through a feature named Tri-Mode support (or Trimode support). This feature enables the use of NVMe U.3 drives at the same time as SAS and SATA drives. Cabling of the controller to the backplanes is the same as with SAS/SATA drives, and the NVMe drives are connected via a PCIe x1 link to the controller. Such support provides greater flexibility and allows the use of the low-latency and high-IOPS benefits of NVMe drives connected to a standard RAID adapter. Tri-Mode is supported with U.3 NVMe drives in either 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factor and requires an AnyBay backplane.

Tri-Mode requires U.3 drives: Only NVMe drives with a U.3 interface are supported. U.2 drives are not supported. See the Internal drive options section for the U.3 drives supported by the server.

The onboard SATA controller has the following features:

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

The onboard NVMe support has the following features:

  • Controller integrated into the Intel processor
  • Each drive has PCIe 4.0 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

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 SR670 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 SR670 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 14. 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 SR670 V2, see the ThinkSystem RAID Adapter and HBA Comparison, available from:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1288-lenovo-thinksystem-raid-adapter-and-hba-reference#sr670-v2-support=SR670%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 drive support: The use of M.2 drives requires an additional adapter as described in the M.2 drives subsection.

Table 15. 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 8
7XB7A00037 AUUJ ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 8
Table 16. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A17062 B8HU ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17063 B8J4 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17064 B8JD ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17065 B8JA ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 6.4TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
Table 17. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A17087 B8J1 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17088 B8HY ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17089 B8J6 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17090 B8JE ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17091 B8J7 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13633 B49L ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13634 B49M ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13635 B49N ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13636 B49P ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13637 B49Q ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13638 BB9R ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 7.68TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A17075 B8HV ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17076 B8JM ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17077 B8HP ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17078 B8J5 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17079 B8JP ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17080 B8J2 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A10247 B498 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A10248 B499 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A10249 B49A ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13622 B49B ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13623 B49C ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A13624 B96X ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 8
Table 18. 2.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A17152 BCFV ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5600 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17153 BCFR ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5600 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17154 BCFS ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5600 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
2.5-inch SSDs - U.3 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A64175 BE03 ThinkSystem U.3 Kioxia CM6-V 800GB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17112 B96Z ThinkSystem U.3 Kioxia CM6-V 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17113 B96T ThinkSystem U.3 Kioxia CM6-V 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17114 B96P ThinkSystem U.3 Kioxia CM6-V 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
2.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A17145 BCFT ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5500 1.92TB Entry NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17146 BCFW ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5500 3.84TB Entry NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A17147 BCFU ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5500 7.68TB Entry NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
Table 19. 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 - Write Intensive/Performance (10+ DWPD)
4XB7A38159 B972 ThinkSystem U.2 Intel Optane P4800X 375GB Performance NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 60DWPD 8
4XB7A38160 B973 ThinkSystem U.2 Intel Optane P4800X 750GB Performance NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 60DWPD 8
4XB7A17163 B96L ThinkSystem U.2 Intel Optane P4800X 1.5TB Performance NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 60DWPD 8
2.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A10175 B34N ThinkSystem U.2 PM983 1.92TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A10176 B34P ThinkSystem U.2 PM983 3.84TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 8
4XB7A10177 B4D3 ThinkSystem U.2 PM983 7.68TB Entry NVMe PCIe3.0 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 20. EDSFF hot-swap PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
E1.S hot-swap SSDs - PCIe 3.0 NVMe - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A17198 BA1E ThinkSystem E1.S Intel P4511 4.0TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 6

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

Table 21. 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 4
7XB7A00050 AUUD ThinkSystem 3.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 4
7XB7A00051 AUU8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 4
7XB7A00052 AUUA ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4
7XB7A00053 AUU9 ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4
7XB7A00054 AUUB ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4
7XB7A00068 B118 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4
4XB7A13907 B497 ThinkSystem 3.5" 14TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4
4XB7A13914 B7F0 ThinkSystem 3.5" 16TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4
4XB7A38130 BCFH ThinkSystem 3.5" 18TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4
Table 22. 3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A17096 B8JL ThinkSystem 3.5" 5300 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A17097 B8JF ThinkSystem 3.5" 5300 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A17098 B8J0 ThinkSystem 3.5" 5300 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A17099 B8HR ThinkSystem 3.5" 5300 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A17100 B8HX ThinkSystem 3.5" 5300 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A13639 B49R ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A13640 B49S ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A13641 B49T ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A13642 B49U ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A13643 B49V ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A13644 B96J ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 7.68TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A17081 B8JB ThinkSystem 3.5" 5300 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A17082 B8J9 ThinkSystem 3.5" 5300 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A17083 B8JC ThinkSystem 3.5" 5300 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A17084 B8HZ ThinkSystem 3.5" 5300 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A17085 B8HQ ThinkSystem 3.5" 5300 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A17086 B8J3 ThinkSystem 3.5" 5300 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A13625 B49D ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A13626 B49E ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A13627 B49F ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A13628 B49G ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A13629 B49H ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
4XB7A13630 B96N ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4
Table 23. M.2 SATA drives
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
M.2 SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Read Intensive/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
Table 24. M.2 NVMe drives
Part number Feature Description Maximum
supported
M.2 SSDs - NVMe - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A38177 B8JR ThinkSystem M.2 PM983 960GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 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 25. USB memory key
Part number Feature Description
4X77A08621 B8NV ThinkSystem 32GB USB Flash Drive

Optical drives

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

Table 26. 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, DVD-R DL, CD-RW, CD-R, CD-ROM.

I/O expansion

The SR670 V2 supports up to eight GPUs using PCIe 4.0 x16 slots or connections:

  • SXM model: 4x PCIe 4.0 x16 connections for GPUs
  • 4-DW GPU model: 4x PCIe 4.0 x16 slots for GPUs
  • 8-DW GPU model: 8x PCIe 4.0 x16 slots for GPUs

The server also supports, for networking or storage adapters, up to four PCIe 4.0 x16 slots plus an OCP slot, depending on the GPU and drive bay configuration selected. Slot selection is a subset of the following slots:

  • Front slots
    • Slot 1: PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, full-height; half-length in SXM model, full-length in 4-DW GPU and 8-DW GPU models
    • Slot 2: PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, full-height; half-length in SXM model, full-length in 4-DW GPU and 8-DW GPU models
  • Rear riser slot 1
    • Slot 15: PCIe 4.0 x16 or x8 slot, full-height, half-length
    • Slot 16: PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, full-height, half-length
  • Rear riser slot 2
    • Slot 20: PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, full-height, half-length
    • Slot 21: PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, full-height, half-length
  • OCP slot
    • Slot 27: PCIe 4.0 x16 or x8 slot, OCP 3.0 form factor

The locations of these slots is shown in the following figure.

Locations of slots
Figure 15. Locations of slots

All GPU and I/O slots are enabled using plug-in or cabled riser cards. Ordering information is shown in the following table.

Table 27. Riser cards
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
GPU Risers
BFGH ThinkSystem SR670 V2 Direct 4x x16 PCIe Gen4 DW/SW GPU Riser 1
BFTW ThinkSystem SR670 V2 Switched 4x x16 PCIe Gen4 DW/SW GPU Dual Uplink Riser 2
Front I/O Riser
BFGF ThinkSystem SR670 V2 x16 + x16 PCIe Gen4 Front IO Riser
(for use in 4-DW GPU and 8-DW GPU configurations)
1
BJEA ThinkSystem SR670 V2 x16 + x16 PCIe Gen4 Front IO Riser for SXM Model
(for use in SXM configurations)
1
Rear I/O Riser
BFGL ThinkSystem SR670 V2 x16 + x16 cabled PCIe Gen4 Rear IO Riser 2
BHMT ThinkSystem SR670 V2 x16 + x8 cabled PCIe Gen4 Rear IO Riser 1

As listed in the table, there are two GPU risers, a direct riser and a switched riser. Both offer four x16 slots for double-wide GPUs, however the difference is the uplink (host) connection:

  • The direct riser (feature BFGH) has four x16 connections (64 lanes total, implemented using eight x8 cables) for connecting to the system processors. This provides a direct 1:1 connection to all four GPUs.
  • The switched riser (feature BFTW) has two x16 connections (32 lanes, implemented using four x8 cables) for connecting to the processors. The two x16 links connect to a switch on the riser that, in turn, connects to the four x16 slots for the GPUs (64 lanes). This provides a 1:2 connection to the four GPUs.

Block diagrams of these GPU risers is shown in the following figure.

Block diagrams of the GPU risers
Figure 16. Block diagrams of the GPU risers

Use of the GPU risers is as follows:

  • The 8-DW GPU model uses 2 switched risers. This provides connections for eight GPUs using a 1:2 subscription.
  • The 4-DW GPU model uses a single direct riser to provide 1:1 direct connections for four GPUs.
  • The SXM model does not need a riser but instead connects through a PCIe 4.0 retimer adapter to offer 1:1 direct connections to the processors.

The slots at the rear of the server are 2-slot risers. The mechanical cage has a third slot at the top which does not support an adapter, but is instead of use either for a serial port or for a RAID adapter supercap. Adapter slots are as follows:

  • Riser BFGL has two PCIe 4.0 x16 slots
  • Riser BHMT has one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (bottom slot) and one PCIe 4.0 x8 slot (top slot)

The following figure shows the rear riser.

Tip: The two feature codes in the above table (BFGL and BHMT) are the same physical riser; the only difference is whether 1 or 2 of the cabled host interfaces are connected.

SR670 V2 rear riser
Figure 17. Rear riser

Serial port

The SR670 V2 optionally supports an RS-232 serial port by adding a COM port bracket to either rear riser cage in the top slot position. This position is not used by any adapter so there is no loss of PCIe slot availability, however the location is shared with the RAID supercap.

Note: The serial port is only supported in configurations with rear slots. The table in the Configurations section indicates which configurations have rear slots.

Table 28. Serial port
Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
CTO only BFGR ThinkSystem SR670 V2 Rear Serial Port 1

Field upgrades

The rear riser can be ordered as a field upgrade. The kit is suitable for either the Riser 1 or Riser 2 position and contains the necessary cables.

Table 29. Field upgrade for rear riser slots
Part number Description Maximum
supported
4XC7A69404 ThinkSystem SR670 V2 x16 + x16 cabled PCIe Gen4 Rear IO Riser
  • Riser card
  • Riser bracket
  • 2x 800mm PCIe x8 cables - Riser 1 or Riser 2 to system board ports
  • 2x 750mm PCIe x8 cables - Riser 1 to GPU riser (GPU Direct)
  • 2x 950mm PCIe x8 cables - Riser 2 to GPU riser (GPU Direct)
2

 

GPU adapters

The SR670 V2 supports the following graphics processing units (GPUs), depending on the front shuttle selected. All GPUs installed must be identical.  

Support for single-wide adapters such as the NVIDIA Tesla T4 is only available via Special Bid.

Table 30. Supported GPUs
Option PN FC Name Long Description Form factor SR670 V2 support
SXM model 4-DW GPU model 8-DW GPU model
CTO only BCSL ThinkSystem NVIDIA HGX A100 40GB 400W 4-GPU Board SXM 1 No support No support
4X67A13135 BEL5 ThinkSystem NVIDIA A100 40GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU Double wide No support 4 8
4X67A72593 BEL4 ThinkSystem NVIDIA A40 48GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU Double wide No support 4 8
4X67A76581 BJHG ThinkSystem NVIDIA A30 24GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU Double wide No support 4 8

vGPU support: The vGPU feature of the NVIDIA A40 and NVIDIA A100 GPUs is currently not supported in an 8-DW GPU configuration. For more information, see https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht512373.

The double-wide GPUs also support the installation of an NVLink bridge between adjacent pairs of GPUs. A100 GPUs use three NVLink bridges per pair and A40 GPUs support one NVLink bridge per pair. Ordering information in the following table.

Table 31. NVLink bridge
Part number Feature code Description Quantity supported
4X67A71309 BG3F ThinkSystem NVIDIA Ampere NVLink 2-Slot Bridge A100: 3 per pair of GPUs
Other DW GPUs: 1 per pair

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

When adding a PCIe GPU as a field upgrade, you will need an additional GPU auxiliary power cable as listed in the following table.

Table 32. GPU auxiliary power cable part number
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
4X97A69627 BFNL ThinkSystem SR670 V2 GPU Option Power Cable 8

Network adapters

The server has a dedicated OCP 3.0 SFF slot with either a PCIe 4.0 x8 or x16 host interface, depending on the server configuration as described in the Configurations section. See Figure 3 for the location of the OCP slot.

Note: Some configurations do not include connectivity to the OCP slot. See the Configurations section for details.

The following table lists the supported OCP adapters. One port can optionally be shared with the XCC management processor for Wake-on-LAN and NC-SI support. Only 1 OCP card can be installed in the server.

Table 33. Supported OCP adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
PCIe
interface
Gigabit  
4XC7A08235 B5T1 ThinkSystem Broadcom 5719 1GbE RJ45 4-port OCP Ethernet Adapter 1 PCIe 3.0 x8
25 GbE  
4XC7A08237 B5SZ ThinkSystem Broadcom 57414 10/25GbE SFP28 2-port OCP Ethernet Adapter 1 PCIe 3.0 x8
4XC7A08294 BCD4 ThinkSystem Intel E810-DA2 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port OCP Ethernet Adapter 1 PCIe 3.0 x8
4XC7A62582 BE4T ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port OCP Ethernet Adapter 1 PCIe 3.0 x8

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

The following table lists additional supported network adapters that can be installed in the regular PCIe slots (not the GPU slots).

Table 34. 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 4 All I/O slots
7ZT7A00535 AUZW ThinkSystem I350-T4 PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 4 All I/O slots
10 GbE SFP+
7ZT7A00537 AUKX ThinkSystem Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 4 All I/O slots
25 GbE
4XC7A08238 B5T0 ThinkSystem Broadcom 57414 10/25GbE SFP28 2-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 4 All I/O slots
4XC7A08295 BCD6 ThinkSystem Intel E810-DA2 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 4 All I/O slots
4XC7A62580 BE4U ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 4 All I/O slots
100Gb Ethernet
4XC7A08297 BK1J ThinkSystem Broadcom 57508 100GbE QSFP56 2-port PCIe 4 Ethernet Adapter 4 1, 2, 21, 15, 20
4XC7A08248 B8PP ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 Dx 100GbE QSFP56 2-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 4 1, 2, 21, 15, 20
100Gb Ethernet / InfiniBand HDR100
4C57A14177 B4R9 ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR100/100GbE QSFP56 1-port PCIe VPI Adapter 4 1, 2, 21, 15, 20
4C57A14178 B4RA ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR100/100GbE QSFP56 2-port PCIe VPI Adapter 4 1, 2, 21, 15, 20
200Gb Ethernet / InfiniBand HDR
4C57A15326 B4RC ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR/200GbE QSFP56 1-port PCIe 4 VPI Adapter 4 1, 2, 21, 15, 20
4C57A14179 B4RB ThinkSystem Mellanox HDR/200GbE 2x PCIe Aux Kit 1 2, 15*

* The combination of the Mellanox Aux adapter (B4RB) and Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR/200GbE VPI adapter (B4RC) implements SharedIO. The Aux adapter installs in either slot 2 or slot 15 and the HDR adapter installs in slot 1 or slot 20 respectively.

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 SR670 V2 does not support Fibre Channel adapters.

SAS adapters for external storage

The following table lists SAS HBAs and RAID adapters supported by SR670 V2 server for use with external storage.

Table 35. Adapters for external storage
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Slots
supported
 SAS HBAs
7Y37A01090 AUNR ThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 4 All I/O slots
 External RAID adapters
7Y37A01087 AUNQ ThinkSystem RAID 930-8e 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter 1* Rear slots

* See below regarding supercap requirements

The RAID 930-8e uses a flash power module (supercap), however the server only supports the installation of 1 supercap as described in the RAID flash power module (supercap) support section. As a result, if the internal storage is connected to a RAID 930 or 940 adapter with supercap, then the use of a RAID 930-8e is not supported.

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 36. Comparison of external storage adapters
Feature 430-8e 930-8e
Adapter type HBA External RAID
Part number 7Y37A01090 7Y37A01087
Controller chip LSI SAS3408 LSI SAS3516
Broadcom equivalent HBA 9400-8e MegaRAID 9480-8e
Host interface PCIe 3.0x8 PCIe 3.0x8
Port interface 12 Gb SAS 12 Gb SAS
Number of ports 8 8
Port connectors 2x Mini-SAS HD SFF8644 2x Mini-SAS HD SFF8644
Drive interface SAS/SATA SAS,SATA
Drive type HDD/SSD/SED* HDD, SED, SSD
Hot-swap drives Yes Yes
Max devices 1024 216
RAID levels None 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
JBOD mode Yes Yes
Cache None 4GB (Standard)
CacheVault cache protection None Yes (Flash)
Performance Accelerator (FastPath) No Yes
SSD Caching (CacheCade Pro 2.0) No No
SED support 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 SR670 V2 supports the PCIe Flash Storage adapters listed in the following table.

Table 37. Flash Storage Adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Slots
supported
Mainstream NVMe PCIe Adapters - Optimized for mixed-intensive workloads with an endurance of 3-5 DWPD  
4XB7A14075 B8JH ThinkSystem HHHL PM1735 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x8 Flash Adapter 4 All I/O slots
4XB7A14076 B8HW ThinkSystem HHHL PM1735 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x8 Flash Adapter 4 All I/O slots

For details about these adapters, see the Lenovo Press product guides in the Flash Adapters category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ssdadapter

Cooling

The SR670 V2 server has up to five 80 mm dual-rotor simple-swap fans. Fans are N+1 rotor redundant, tolerating a single-rotor failure. All fans are standard. The server also has one or two additional fans integrated in each of the four power supplies.

Power supplies

The SR670 V2 has two or four redundant hot-swap power supplies depending on the configuration, as listed in the following table.

Table 38. Power supply requirements
Configuration Required power supply capacity and quantity
1800W 2400W
SXM model Not supported 4
4-DW GPU model 4 2 or 4
8-DW GPU model Not supported 4

The power supply choices are listed in the following table. All 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 39. Power supply options
Part number Feature Description Connector Quantity
supported
110V AC 220V AC 240V DC
China only
4P57A26294 B8QB ThinkSystem V2 1800W (230V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply C13 4 No Yes Yes
4P57A26295 B962 ThinkSystem V2 2400W (230V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply C19 2 or 4 No Yes Yes

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.

Power cords (C13 connectors)

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

Table 40. 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
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
81Y2375 6317 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to CNS 10917 (Taiwan) Line Cord
81Y2389 6531 4.3m, 10A/250V, 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
46M2592 A1RF 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P (US) Line Cord
4L67A08361 6373 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P (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 41. Power cords (C19 connectors)
Part number Feature code Description
Rack cables
CTO only B4L0 1.0m, 16A/100-250V, C19 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power Cable
CTO only B4L1 1.5m, 16A/100-250V, C19 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power Cable
CTO only B4L2 2.0m, 16A/100-250V, C19 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power Cable
39Y7916 6252 2.5m, 16A/100-240V, C19 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power Cable
CTO only B4L3 4.3m, 16A/100-250V, 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 SR670 V2 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 SR670 V2 offers a front operator panel with key LED status indicators, as shown in the following figure. Note that the Network LED only shows network activity of the installed OCP network adapter.

Most configurations support front operator ports, mounted in a slot, for local management. The ports are the following:

  • USB 2.0 port with support for XClarity Mobile through a tablet or smart phone
  • USB 3.1 G1 port
  • External diagnostics port
  • VGA port

The only configuration that does not support the front operator ports is the one with 8x double-wide GPUs and front I/O slots, since there is no physical space for the operator ports. See the Components and connectors section for the location of the front operator ports in each configuration.

SR670 V2 operator controls
Figure 18. SR670 V2 operator controls

The front operator ports are optional. Ordering information is listed in the following table.

Table 42. Ordering information
Part
number
Feature
code
Description SXM
model
4-DW GPU
model
8-DW GPU
model
Rear I/O
8-DW GPU
model
Front I/O
4X97A69628 BG9M ThinkSystem SR670 V2 Front Video/USB/Diagnostic for 4-DW GPU model No Supported No No
4X97A69393 BFTE ThinkSystem SR670 V2 Front Video/USB/Diagnostic for SXM and 8-DW GPU Rear IO model Supported No Supported No

Light path diagnostics

The server offers light path diagnostics. If an environmental condition exceeds a threshold or if a system component fails, XCC lights LEDs inside the server to help you diagnose the problem and find the failing part. The server has fault LEDs next to the following components:

  • Each processor
  • Each memory DIMM
  • Each drive bay
  • Each system fan
  • Each power supply

External Diagnostics Handset

SXM models and 4-DW GPU models of the SR670 V2 have a port to connect an External Diagnostics Handset as shown in the following figure. The External Diagnostics Handset has the same functions as the Integrated Diagnostics Panel but has the advantages of not consuming space on the front of the server plus it can be shared amongst many servers in your data center. 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.

External Diagnostic Handset
Figure 19. External Diagnostics Handset

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

Note: The External Diagnostics Handset is not available with configurations supporting 8x double-wide GPUs (8-DW GPU model).

Table 43. External Diagnostics Handset ordering information
Part number Feature code Description
4TA7A64874 BEUX External Diagnostics Handset

The front of the server also houses an information pull-out tab (also known as the network access tag). See Figures 3 - 5 for the location. A label on the tab shows the network information (MAC address and other data) to remotely access the service processor.

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 44. 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 45. 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 46. 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 47. 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 server 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)

The server is NIST SP 800-147B compliant.

The SR670 V2 server also offers the following physical security features:

  • Optional chassis intrusion switch

The following table lists the security options for the SR670 V2.

Table 48. Security features
Part number Feature code Description
CTO only* B8LE ThinkSystem Nationz Trusted Platform Module v2.0 (China customers only)
CTO only* BFNU ThinkSystem SR670 V2 Intrusion Cable

* 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 SR670 V2 offers Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) hardware Root of Trust (RoT) which is NIST SP800-193 compliant. This offering further enhances 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 from 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.

Rack installation

The following table lists the rack installation options that are available for the SR670 V2.

Table 49. Rack installation options
Option Feature Code Description
Rail Kits
4M17A69408 BFTL ThinkSystem SR670 V2 Toolless Slide Rail
(contains left & right rails and a screw kit)

The Slide Rail has the following specifications:

  • Rail travel distance is 920 mm (36.22 inches)
  • Can be installed in both square hole and round hole rack
  • Rack cabinet requirements:
    • Minimum depth of 150 mm (5.9 inches) between the front mounting flanges and inside of the front door.
    • Minimum depth of 125 mm (4.9 inches) between the chassis rear wall and inside of the rear door.
    • The maximum distance between the front and rear mounting flanges is 813 mm (32 inches).
    • If you want to install the rails and a 0U PDU into the same rack, the rack must be at least 1185mm (46.7 inches) deep

The following figure shows the SR670 V2 Toolless Slide Rail.

ThinkSystem SR670 V2 Toolless Slide Rail contents
Figure 20. ThinkSystem SR670 V2 Toolless Slide Rail contents

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
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Xen SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Xen SP2
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 U3
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 U2

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#servers=sr670-v2-7z22-7z23

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 50. VMware ESXi preload
Part number Feature code Description
CTO only B88T VMware ESXi 6.7 U3 (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 using the instructions provided:
https://vmware.lenovo.com/content/custom_iso/

Physical and electrical specifications

The SR670 V2 has the following overall physical dimensions, excluding components that extend outside the standard chassis, such as EIA flanges, front security bezel (if any), and power supply handles:

  • Width: 448 mm (17.6 inches)
  • Height: 131 mm (5.2 inches) (3U)
  • Depth: 892 mm (35.1 inches)

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

Table 51. Detailed dimensions
Dimension Description
483 mm Xa = Width, to the outsides of the front EIA flanges
435 mm Xb = Width, to the rack rail mating surfaces
448 mm Xc = Width, to the outer most chassis body feature
131 mm Ya = Height, from the bottom of chassis to the top of the chassis
825 mm Za = Depth, from the rack flange mating surface to the rearmost I/O port surface
856 mm Zb = Depth, from the rack flange mating surface to the rearmost feature of the chassis body
884 mm (1800W PSU)
912 mm (2400W PSU)
Zc = Depth, from the rack flange mating surface to the rearmost feature such as power supply handle
36 mm Zd = Depth, from the forwardmost feature on front of EIA flange to the rack flange mating surface
39 mm Ze = Depth, from the front of security bezel (if applicable) or forwardmost feature to the rack flange mating surface

Rack server dimensions
Figure 21. Server dimensions

The shipping dimensions (cardboard packaging) of the SR670 V2 are as follows:

  • Width: 592 mm (23.3 inches)
  • Height: 343 mm (13.5 inches)
  • Depth: 1095 mm (43.1 inches)

The server has the following approximate weight, dependent on the configuration selected:

  • SXM model: 39.5 kg (87 lb)
  • 4-DW GPU model: 36.7 kg (81 lb)
  • 8-DW GPU model: 39 kg (86 lb)

Electrical specifications for AC input power supplies:

  • Input voltage:
    • 200 to 240 (nominal) Vac, 50 Hz or 60 Hz
    • 180 to 300 Vdc (China only)
  • Inlet current:
    • 1800W power supply: 10 A
    • 2400W power supply: 14 A

Operating environment

The SR670 V2 server complies with ASHRAE Class A2 specifications. System performance may be impacted when operating temperature is outside ASHRAE A2 specification.

Temperature and humidity

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).
    • 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)
    • Shipment/storage: 8% to 90% 

Heat output

The server generates the following heat:

  • Heat/thermal output:
    • 2x 2400W power supplies: 8802 BTU/hr, 2580 W
    • 4x 2400W power supplies: 17609 BTU/hr, 5161 W

Acoustical noise emissions

The server has the following acoustic noise emissions declaration:

  • Sound power level (LWAd):
    • Idling: 7.0 Bel (SXM), 7.0 Bel (GPU Typical), 7.8 Bel (GPU Max)
    • Operating: 8.3 Bel (SXM), 8.1 Bel (GPU Typical), 8.6 Bel (GPU Max)
  • Sound pressure level (LpAm):
    • Idling: 54 dBA (SXM), 54 dBA (GPU Typical), 64 dBA (GPU Max)
    • Operating: 69 dBA (SXM), 66 dBA (GPU Typical), 72 dBA (GPU Max)

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 following configurations, which may change slightly depending on configuration/conditions.
    • SXM configuration: 2x 270W processors, 32x 64 GB DIMMs, 8x HDD or SSD, NVIDIA SXM4 400W, 2x 1-port ConnectX-6 HDR VPI adapter
    • GPU Typical configuration: 2x 205W processors, 32x 64 GB DIMMs, Diskless with M.2 or any disk, 4x or 8x NVIDIA A100, Intel E810-DA2 10/25GbE SFP28 2-port Ethernet Adapter
    • GPU Max configuration: 2x 270W processors, 32x 64 GB DIMMs, 8x NVMe SSDs, 4x or 8x NVIDIA A40s, Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-port
  • 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:
      • 23 kg - 31 kg: 35 G for 152 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces (3x GPU config, 2.5” config)
      • 32 kg - 68 kg: 35 G for 136 in./sec velocity change across 6 surfaces (20x 3.5” HDD config)

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 SR670 V2 has a 1-year or 3-year warranty based on the machine type of the system:

  • 7Z22 - 1 year warranty
  • 7Z23 - 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
  • Argentina IEC 60950-1 (Planned 3Q/2021)
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS 14336-1; Section 5 of CNS15663 (Planned 3Q/2021)
  • 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 CQC certificate, GB17625.1;GB4943.1;GB/T9254 (Planned 3Q/2021)
  • China CECP certificate, CQC3135 (Planned 3Q/2021)
  • Japanese Energy-Saving Act
  • Mexico NOM (Planned 3Q/2021)
  • India BIS (Planned 3Q/2021)
  • Germany GS (Planned 3Q/2021)

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 52. 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 53. 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 54. 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

Uninterruptible power supply units

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

Table 55. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number Description
55941KX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55942KX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
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 56. 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)
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
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

To use the SR670 V2 and rail kit with 0U PDUs, the rack cabinet needs to be at least 1185mm (46.7 inches) deep. An 1100mm rack cabinet does not provide sufficient depth.

The following table lists the supported rack cabinets.

Table 57. 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 58. 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 - Portugese 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 with 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 Pack
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/

Related product families

Product families related to this document are the following:

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