Lenovo ThinkAgile HX1330, HX1331, HX2330, HX2331, HX3330 and HX3331 1U Appliances & Certified Nodes (Intel Xeon SP Gen 3)Product Guide

Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkAgile HX 1U Appliances & Certified Nodes are 2-socket 1U systems that feature the 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and are designed for deploying industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix on Lenovo enterprise platforms. Nutanix brings the benefits of web-scale technologies to enterprise applications through enterprise storage, data protection, infrastructure resilience, management and analytics, and security.

The 1U systems are available either as an Appliance or Certified Node. HX Appliances deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware, certified and preloaded with licensed Nutanix software. They also include ThinkAgile Advantage support with one single point of contact for support of the hardware and software. HX Certified Nodes deliver fully validated Lenovo hardware and firmware, certified and can be preloaded with Nutanix software. Certified Nodes do not include licenses to Nutanix software and enhanced software support.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the ThinkAgile systems, their key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the ThinkAgile HX offerings and consider their use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the October 13, 2021 update:

  • Added configuration requirements for internal drives - Internal storage section

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkAgile HX 1U Appliances & Certified Nodes are 2-socket 1U systems that feature the 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and are designed for deploying industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix on Lenovo enterprise platforms. Nutanix brings the benefits of web-scale technologies to enterprise applications through enterprise storage, data protection, infrastructure resilience, management and analytics, and security.

The 1U systems are available either as an Appliance (HXnnn0) or Certified Node (HXnnn1):

  • HX1330 and HX1331 for entry systems
  • HX2330 and HX2331 for remote office and branch office
  • HX3330 and HX3331 for VDI, server virtualization, and private cloud

HX Appliances deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware, certified and preloaded with licensed Nutanix software. They also include ThinkAgile Advantage support with one single point of contact for support of the hardware and software.

HX Certified Nodes deliver fully validated Lenovo hardware and firmware, certified and can be preloaded with Nutanix software. Certified Nodes do not include licenses to Nutanix software and enhanced software support.

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX 1U Appliances & Certified Nodes with 2.5-inch drive bays
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkAgile HX 1U Appliances & Certified Nodes with 2.5-inch drive bays

Did you know?

The ThinkAgile HX 1U Appliances & Certified Nodes are built on the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR630 V2 server that features enterprise-class reliability, management, and security.

The HX1330, HX2330 and HX3330 Appliances offer ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.

Key features

Combining performance and flexibility, the HX 1U systems are a great choice for enterprises of all sizes. The systems offer a broad selection of processors, memory and drives, and offers high performance features that industries such as finance, healthcare and telco need. Outstanding reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) and high-efficiency design can improve your business environment and can help save operational costs.

Appliance features

The HX Series Appliances (HX1330, HX2330 and HX3330) offer the following key features:

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

Certified Node features

The HX Certified Nodes (HX1331, HX2331 and HX3331) offer the following key features:

  • Built on proven and reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers that provide compute power for a variety of workloads and applications.
  • Deliver fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified with Nutanix software.
  • Preloaded with Nutanix software and ready for out-of-box deployment (Note: software licenses are not included).
  • Provide flexibility in using the existing Nutanix term-based software licenses and active support contracts or purchasing new software licenses and support contracts from Nutanix.
  • Offer optional Lenovo Professional Services to get customers up and running quickly

The Nutanix software running on the HX 1U systems delivers the following key features:

  • A natively integrated solution for data protection and continuous availability at VM granularity that gives administrators an affordable range of options to meet the recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) for different applications.
  • A fault resistant platform, with no single point of failure and no bottlenecks with shared-nothing architecture, where all data, metadata and services are distributed to all nodes within the cluster, that is built to detect, isolate and recover from failures anywhere in the system.
  • An intuitive user-centric management experience to simplify every aspect of the IT infrastructure lifecycle and provide a single pane of glass to monitor and control Nutanix clusters, with simplified workflows and rich automation for common administrative tasks.
  • Powerful security features, such as two-factor authentication and data-at-rest encryption, with a security development lifecycle that is integrated into product development to help customers meet the most stringent security requirements.

Hardware features

The ThinkAgile HX 1U Appliances & Certified Nodes systems are based on the SR630 V2 and have the following hardware features:

Scalability and performance

The HX 1U systems offer numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability and reduce costs:

  • Supports one or 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
  • Support for up to 32 TruDDR4 memory DIMMs operating at up to 3200 MHz means you have the fastest available memory subsystem.
  • Supports configurations of 2 DIMMs per channel to operate at the 3200 MHz rated speed of the memory DIMMs.
  • Using 128GB 3DS RDIMMs, the server supports up to 4TB of system memory.
  • Supports the new Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series for advanced in-memory database applications, dense-virtualization; up to 16 PMem Modules can be installed in conjunction with regular system memory.
  • Supports up to three single-width GPUs, each up to 75W for substantial processing power in a 1U system.
  • Supports up to 12x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays, by using combinations of front-accessible (up to 10 bays) and rear-accessible (2 bays).
  • Supports four 3.5-inch drive bays for lower-cost high-capacity HDD storage.
  • Supports up to 12x NVMe drives without oversubscription of PCIe lanes (1:1 connectivity) and without the need for additional NVMe adapters. The use of NVMe drives maximizes drive I/O performance, in terms of throughput and latency.
  • Supports 12x SAS or SATA drives using 12Gb SAS/SATA HBAs.
  • 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 a dedicated industry-standard OCP 3.0 small form factor (SFF) slot, with a PCIe 4.0 x16 interface, 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 up to three PCIe 4.0 slots, all with rear access, plus a slot dedicated to the OCP adapter.

Availability and serviceability

The HX 1U systems provide many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • The server offers Single Device Data Correction (SDDC, also known as Chipkill), Adaptive Double-Device Data Correction (ADDDC, also known as Redundant Bit Steering or RBS), memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
  • The server offers hot-swap drives for greater system uptime.
  • Available M.2 RAID boot adapters support RAID-1 which can enable two SATA or two NVMe M.2 drives to be configured as a redundant pair.
  • The server has up to two hot-swap redundant power supplies and up to eight hot-swap redundant fans to provide availability for business-critical applications.
  • 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), fans, power supplies, server ambient and subcomponent temperatures. Alerts can be surfaced through the XClarity Controller to managers such as Lenovo XClarity Administrator and VMware vCenter. 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 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 HX 1U systems:

  • The server includes an XClarity Controller (XCC) to monitor server availability. Optional upgrade to XCC Advanced to provide remote control (keyboard video mouse) functions. Optional upgrade to XCC Enterprise enables the additional support for the mounting of remote media files (ISO and IMG image files), boot capture, and power capping.
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers comprehensive hardware management tools that help to increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • UEFI-based Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager, accessible from F1 during boot, provides system inventory information, graphical UEFI Setup, platform update function, RAID Setup wizard, operating system installation function, and diagnostic functions.
  • Support for Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager which captures real-time power and temperature data from the server and provides automated controls to lower energy costs.
  • An integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Support for industry standard management protocols, IPMI 2.0, SNMP 3.0, Redfish REST API, serial console via IPMI
  • 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.
  • Additional physical security features are an available chassis intrusion switch and available lockable front bezel.

Energy efficiency

The HX 1U systems offer 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 and Titanium certifications
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) consume as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning 2.5-inch HDDs.
  • The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, which can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system and thus keeping your system cooler.
  • Optional Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provides advanced data center power notification, analysis, and policy-based management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

Components and connectors

The ThinkAgile HX 1U Appliances & Certified Nodes are based on the ThinkSystem SR630 V2 server.

The following figure shows the front of the HX 1U systems with 2.5-inch drives.

Front view with 2.5-inch drives
Figure 2. Front view of the HX 1U systems with 2.5-inch drives

The following figure shows the front of the HX 1U systems with 3.5-inch drives.

Front view with 3.5-inch drives
Figure 3. Front view of the HX 1U systems with 3.5-inch drives

The following figure shows the components visible from the rear of the server. As shown, there are three different configurations available, including one with two 2.5-inch hot-swap rear-mounted drive bays.

Rear view of the HX 1U systems
Figure 4. Rear views of the HX 1U systems

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

Internal view of the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX 1U Appliances & Certified Nodes
Figure 5. Internal view of the HX 1U systems

Standard specifications

The ThinkAgile HX 1U Appliances & Certified Nodes are based on the ThinkSystem SR630 V2 server.

The following table provides an overview comparison between the HX systems.

Table 1. Comparison of features
  HX1330
HX1331
HX2330
HX2331
HX3330
HX3331
HX offering type Appliance
Certified Node
Appliance
Certified Node
Appliance
Certified Node
Target workloads Entry systems ROBO/Edge VDI, server virtualization, private cloud
Base MTM A: 7Z85CTO1WW
CN: 7D52CTO1WW
A: 7Z85CTO2WW
CN: 7D52CTO2WW
A: 7Z85CTO3WW
CN: 7D52CTO3WW
Form Factor 1U 1U 1U
Base platform SR630 V2 SR630 V2 SR630 V2
CPU 1x Intel Xeon SP Gen 3 1-2x Intel Xeon SP Gen 3 1-2x Intel Xeon SP Gen 3
Memory 32x DDR4 3200 MHz
(4TB maximum)
32x DDR4 3200 MHz
(4TB maximum)
32x DDR4 3200 MHz
(4TB maximum)
Drive Bays 4x 3.5" SAS/SATA front +
2x 2.5" SAS/SATA rear
4x 3.5" SAS/SATA front +
2x 2.5" SAS/SATA rear
10x 2.5" SAS/SATA or NVMe front +
2x 2.5" SAS/SATA or NVMe rear
Drive Configuration All Flash
Hybrid
All Flash
Hybrid
All Flash
Hybrid
HBA 430-8i HBA 430-8i HBA 430-16i HBA
Boot drives 2x M.2 SATA 2x M.2 SATA 2x M.2 SATA
OCP networking 1x OCP 3.0 adapter
10Gb, 25Gb
1x OCP 3.0 adapter
10Gb, 25Gb
1x OCP 3.0 adapter
10Gb, 25Gb
PCIe networking Up to 3x adapters
25Gb, 100Gb
Up to 3x adapters
25Gb, 100Gb
Up to 3x adapters
25Gb, 100Gb
GPUs Up to 1x NVIDIA T4 GPUs Up to 2x NVIDIA T4 GPUs Up to 2x NVIDIA T4 GPUs
Hypervisor Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 2. Standard specifications
Components Specification
Machine types 7Z85 - 1U Appliance
7D52 - 1U Certified Node
Form factor 1U rack.
Processor One or 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 and 3DS RDIMMs are supported. DIMMs operate at up to 3200 MHz at 2 DPC.
Persistent memory Not supported
Memory maximum Up to 4TB by using 32x 128GB 3DS RDIMMs
Memory protection ECC, SDDC (for x4-based memory DIMMs), ADDDC (for x4-based memory DIMMs, requires Platinum or Gold processors), and memory mirroring.
Drive bays
  • HX1330 Appliance and HX1331 Certified Node:
    • Front drive bays: 4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA
    • Rear drive bays: 2x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (optional)
  • HX2330 Appliance and HX2331 Certified Node
    • Front drive bays: 4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA
    • Rear drive bays: 2x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (optional)
  • HX3330 Appliance and HX3331 Certified Node
    • Front drive bays: 10x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA or 10x 2.5-inch NVMe
    • Rear drive bays: 2x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA or 2x 2.5-inch NVMe (optional)
  • Internal M.2 module supporting up to two M.2 drives, for OS boot support

Note: EDSFF and 7mm drive bays are currently not supported.

Storage controller
  • Onboard NVMe ports (RAID not supported)
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA non-RAID:
    • 430-8i HBA
    • 430-16i HBA
Network interfaces Dedicated OCP 3.0 SFF slot with PCIe 4.0 x16 host interface. Supports 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 3x PCIe 4.0 slots, all with rear access, plus a slot dedicated to the OCP adapter. Slot availability is based on riser selection and rear drive bay selection. Slot 3 requires two processors.

Three combinations for rear-access slots and rear drive bays:

  • 3x PCIe 4.0 x16 low-profile slots
  • 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 full-height half-length slot + 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 low-profile slot
  • 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 low-profile slot + 2x 2.5-inch rear drive bays
GPU support Supports up to 2x single-wide GPUs
Ports

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

Rear: 3x USB 3.1 G1 (5 Gb/s) ports, 1x VGA video port, 1x RJ-45 1GbE systems management port for XCC remote management. Optional DB-9 COM serial port (installs in slot 3).

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

Cooling Up to 8x N+1 redundant hot swap 40 mm fans, configuration dependent. One fan integrated in each power supply.
Power supply Up to two hot-swap redundant AC power supplies, 80 PLUS Platinum or 80 PLUS Titanium certification. 500 W, 750 W, 1100 W and 1800 W AC options, supporting 220 V AC. 500 W, 750 W and 1100 W options also support 110V input supply. In China only, all power supply options support 240 V DC. Also available is a 1100W power supply with a -48V DC input.
Video G200 graphics with 16 MB memory with 2D hardware accelerator, integrated into the XClarity Controller. Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 32bpp at 60Hz.
Hot-swap parts Drives, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management Operator panel with status LEDs. Optional External Diagnostics Handset with LCD display. Models with 8x 2.5-inch front drive bays can optionally support an Integrated Diagnostics Panel. 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. Optional lockable front security bezel.
Software
  • Appliances: Nutanix Acropolis: Starter, Pro, and Ultimate editions. Nutanix Prism, Nutanix Calm (optional), Nutanix Flow (optional).
  • Certified Nodes: Nutanix Acropolis Starter, Pro and Ultimate editions (licenses purchased separately from Nutanix or a Nutanix reseller). 
Hypervisor Nutanix AHV or VMware ESXi.
Hardware warranty
  • Appliances: Three-, four-, or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited hardware warranty with ThinkAgile Advantage Support and selectable service levels: 9x5 next business day (NBD) parts delivered, 9x5 NBD onsite response, 24x7 coverage with 2-hour or 4-hour onsite response, or 6-hour or 24-hour committed repair (select areas). Also available are YourDrive YourData, Premier Support, and Enterprise Software Support.
  • Certified Nodes: Three, four, or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with selectable service levels: 9x5 coverage with next business day (NBD) parts delivered (base warranty), 9x5 coverage with NBD onsite response (Foundation Service), 24x7 coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (select areas) (Essential Service), or 24x7 coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (select areas) (Advanced Service). Also available are 1-year and 2-year post-warranty extensions, YourDrive YourData, and Enterprise Software Support.
Software maintenance Three-, four-, or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected warranty period).
Dimensions Width: 440 mm (17.3 in.), height: 43 mm (1.7 in.), depth: 773 mm (30.4 in.).
Weight Maximum: 26.3 kg (58 lb)

Models

Factory-integrated models of the appliances and certified nodes are configured by using the Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC), http://dcsc.lenovo.com

During the configuration process, you are selecting one of the base Configure-to-Order (CTO) models first, and then you are adding components (processors, memory, drives, and network adapters) to the selected model according to the output from the Nutanix Sizer tool, http://services.nutanix.com/

Note: You are required to engage a Lenovo representative in the project that includes the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances. ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes do not have this requirement.

The following table lists the base CTO models.

Table 3. Base CTO models
Base model Description
7Z85CTO1WW ThinkAgile HX1330 Appliance
7D52CTO1WW ThinkAgile HX1331 Certified Node
7Z85CTO2WW ThinkAgile HX2330 Appliance
7D52CTO2WW ThinkAgile HX2331 Certified Node
7Z85CTO3WW ThinkAgile HX3330 Appliance
7D52CTO3WW ThinkAgile HX3331 Certified Node

Comparison with the ThinkSystem SR630 V2

The ThinkAgile HX 1U Appliances & Certified Nodes are based on the ThinkSystem SR630 V2 server, however there are key differences:

  • No persistent memory support
  • No onboard SATA controller support
  • No RAID adapter support
  • No VROC RAID support
  • No 7mm rear drive support
  • No EDSFF drive support
  • No SED drive support
  • No Fibre Channel support
  • No InfiniBand support

For details about the ThinkSystem SR630 V2, see the SR630 V2 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1391-thinksystem-sr630-v2-server

To verify what specific hardware components are supported with the HX 1U systems, see the DCSC configurator:
https://dcsc.lenovo.com

Processors

The HX 1U systems support the following processors.

For details about these options, see the SR630 V2 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1391-thinksystem-sr630-v2-server#processors

Support for additional processors: The table below lists the processors supported across all configurations. Additional processors may also be supported. Please contact your Lenovo representative regarding the support of additional options through our Special Bid ordering process.

Table 4. Processors
Feature Description Maximum supported
HX1330
HX1331
HX2330
HX2331
HX3330
HX3331
BB2N Intel Xeon Silver 4309Y 8C 105W 2.8GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB3C Intel Xeon Silver 4310 12C 120W 2.1GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB34 Intel Xeon Silver 4310T 10C 105W 2.3GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB2Z Intel Xeon Silver 4314 16C 135W 2.4GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB39 Intel Xeon Silver 4316 20C 150W 2.3GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB3M Intel Xeon Gold 5315Y 8C 140W 3.2GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB30 Intel Xeon Gold 5317 12C 150W 3.0GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB3E Intel Xeon Gold 5318N 24C 150W 2.1GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB2M Intel Xeon Gold 5318S 24C 165W 2.1GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB35 Intel Xeon Gold 5318Y 24C 165W 2.1GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB2R Intel Xeon Gold 5320 26C 185W 2.2GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB2Y Intel Xeon Gold 5320T 20C 150W 2.3GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB2K Intel Xeon Gold 6312U 24C 185W 2.4GHz Processor 1 1 No No No No
BB38 Intel Xeon Gold 6314U 32C 205W 2.3GHz Processor 1 1 No No No No
BB4E Intel Xeon Gold 6326 16C 185W 2.9GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB3H Intel Xeon Gold 6330 28C 205W 2.0GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB3N Intel Xeon Gold 6330N 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB3D Intel Xeon Gold  6334 8C 165W 3.6GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB3S Intel Xeon Gold 6336Y 24C 185W 2.4GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB3P Intel Xeon Gold 6338 32C 205W 2.0GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB31 Intel Xeon Gold 6338N 32C 185W 2.2GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB33 Intel Xeon Gold 6338T 24C 165W 2.1GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB3B Intel Xeon Gold 6342 24C 230W 2.8GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB2W Intel Xeon Gold 6346 16C 205W 3.1GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB2L Intel Xeon Gold 6348 28C 235W 2.6GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB2U Intel Xeon Gold 6354 18C 205W 3.0GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB3J Intel Xeon Platinum 8351N 36C 225W 2.4GHz Processor 1 1 No No No No
BB3Q Intel Xeon Platinum 8352S 32C 205W 2.2GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB2S Intel Xeon Platinum 8352V 36C 195W 2.1GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB2V Intel Xeon Platinum 8352Y 32C 205W 2.2GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB3R Intel Xeon Platinum 8358 32C 250W 2.6GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB3A Intel Xeon Platinum 8358P 32C 240W 2.6GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB2P Intel Xeon Platinum 8360Y 36C 250W 2.4GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 2 2
BB37 Intel Xeon Platinum 8368 38C 270W 2.4GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 No No
BB3G Intel Xeon Platinum 8380 40C 270W 2.3GHz Processor 1 1 2 2 No No

Memory

The HX 1U systems support the following memory options.

For details about these options, see the SR630 V2 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1391-thinksystem-sr630-v2-server#memory-options

Table 5. Memory
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
HX1330
HX1331
HX2330
HX2331
HX3330
HX3331
RDIMMs
4X77A08632 B963 ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 3200 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 32 32 32 32 32 32
4X77A08633 B964 ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 3200 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 32 32 32 32 32 32
4X77A08634 B965 ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 3200 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 32 32 32 32 32 32
4X77A08635 B966 ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 3200 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 32 32 32 32 32 32
3DS RDIMMs
4X77A08636 BA62 ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 3200 MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 32 32 32 32 32 32

Internal storage

Internal storage configurations of the HX 1U systems are as follows. All drives are hot-swap and are accessible from the front or rear of the system:

  • HX1330 and HX1331:
    • Front drive bays: 4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA
    • Rear drive bays: 2x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA
  • HX2330 and HX2331
    • Front drive bays: 4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA
    • Rear drive bays: 2x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA
  • HX3330 and HX3331
    • Front drive bays: 10x 2.5-inch AnyBay or 10x 2.5-inch NVMe
    • Rear drive bays: 2x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA or 2x 2.5-inch NVMe

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

Note: 7mm drives and EDSFF drives are not supported in HX 1U systems.

Configuration rules are as follows:

  • For hybrid configurations, the system supports from 4 to 10 capacity drives (HDDs) depending on the quantity of the cache drives (SSDs):
    • 2 cache drives: From 4 to 10 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives
    • 4 cache drives: 8 capacity drives
  • For All Flash configurations, the system supports from 2 to 12 capacity drives (SAS or SATA SSDs) depending on the quantity of the cache drives (NVMe PCIe SSDs):
    • No cache drives: From 2 to 12 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives
    • 2 cache drives: From 4 to 10 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives
    • 4 cache drives: 8 capacity drives
  • Hybrid configurations with more than 80 TB of storage capacity require:
    • Processors with 12 or more cores
    • SSD cache capacity of 7.68 TB or more
  • All SSDs in the system must be of the same model and capacity. All HDDs in the system must be of the same type and capacity.
  • The M.2 drives are used for software preload. Two M.2 SATA SSDs are required for selection, and they must be of the same model and capacity.

The choice of backplanes supported varies by system, as listed in the following table.

For details about these options, including configuration rules, see the SR630 V2 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1391-thinksystem-sr630-v2-server#internal-storage

Table 6. Drive backplanes
Feature Description Maximum supported
HX1330
HX1331
HX2330
HX2331
HX3330
HX3331
Front 2.5-inch drive backplanes
BB3T ThinkSystem 1U 10x2.5" AnyBay Backplane No No No No 1 1
BCQQ ThinkSystem 1U 2.5" 10 NVMe Backplane No No No No 1 1
Front 3.5-inch drive backplanes
B8L3 ThinkSystem 1U/2U 4x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane 1 1 1 1 No No
Rear - 2.5-inch drive backplanes
B8MY ThinkSystem 1U 2x2.5" SAS/SATA Rear Backplane 1 1 1 1 1 1
BDY6 ThinkSystem 1U 2x2.5" NVMe Rear Backplane No No No No 1 1

Controllers for internal storage

The HX 1U systems support the following internal storage controllers.

For details about these options, see the SR630 V2 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1391-thinksystem-sr630-v2-server#controllers-for-internal-storage

Table 7. Controllers for internal storage
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
HX1330
HX1331
HX2330
HX2331
HX3330
HX3331
7Y37A01088 AUNL ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 1 1 1 1 No No
7Y37A01089 AUNM ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA No No No No 1 1

Internal drive options

The following table lists the supported drive options for the HX 1U systems.

Table 8. Internal drive options
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
HX1330
HX1331
HX2330
HX2331
HX3330
HX3331
2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
7XB7A00069 B0YS ThinkSystem 2.5" 2.4TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No No No No 10 10
2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA HDDs
7XB7A00036 AUUE ThinkSystem 2.5" 1TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No No No No 10 10
7XB7A00037 AUUJ ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No No No No 10 10
2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A17062 B8HU ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2 2 12 12
4XB7A17063 B8J4 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2 2 12 12
4XB7A17054 B91C ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 3.84TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2 2 12 12
4XB7A17055 B91D ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 7.68TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2 2 12 12
2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
4XB7A13635 B49N ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2 2 12 12
4XB7A13636 B49P ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2 2 12 12
4XB7A13622 B49B ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2 2 12 12
4XB7A13623 B49C ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4510 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2 2 12 12
2.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
4XB7A17152 BCFV ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5600 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD No No No No 12 12
4XB7A17153 BCFR ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5600 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD No No No No 12 12
4XB7A17154 BCFS ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5600 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD No No No No 12 12
4XB7A17145 BCFT ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5500 1.92TB Entry NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD No No No No 12 12
4XB7A17146 BCFW ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5500 3.84TB Entry NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD No No No No 12 12
4XB7A17147 BCFU ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P5500 7.68TB Entry NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD No No No No 12 12
3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
7XB7A00046 AUUG ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4 4 4 4 No No
7XB7A00067 B117 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4 4 4 4 No No
3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA HDDs
7XB7A00051 AUU8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 4 4 4 4 No No
7XB7A00052 AUUA ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4 4 4 4 No No
7XB7A00053 AUU9 ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4 4 4 4 No No
7XB7A00054 AUUB ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4 4 4 4 No No
7XB7A00068 B118 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4 4 4 4 No No
4XB7A13914 B7F0 ThinkSystem 3.5" 16TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 4 4 4 4 No No
3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A17066 B8HT ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 4 4 4 No No
4XB7A17043 B8JN ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 4 4 4 No No
4XB7A17058 B91E ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1643a 3.84TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 4 4 4 No No
3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
4XB7A13641 B49T ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 4 4 4 No No
4XB7A13642 B49U ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 4 4 4 No No
4XB7A13628 B49G ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 4 4 4 No No
4XB7A13629 B49H ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4510 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 4 4 4 No No
M.2 SATA drives
4XB7A17071 B8HS ThinkSystem M.2 5300 240GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XB7A17073 B919 ThinkSystem M.2 5300 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2 2 2 2

Network adapters

The HX 1U systems support the following networking options.

For details about the implementation of these networking options, see the SR630 V2 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1391-thinksystem-sr630-v2-server#i-o-expansion
https://lenovopress.com/lp1391-thinksystem-sr630-v2-server#network-adapters

Table 9. OCP network adapters
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
HX1330
HX1331
HX2330
HX2331
HX3330
HX3331
4XC7A08242 B5SV ThinkSystem Broadcom 57454 10/25GbE SFP28 4-port OCP Ethernet Adapter 1 1 1 1 1 1

The HX 1U systems currently do not support network adapters in the PCIe slots.

GPU adapters

The HX 1U systems support the following GPU options.

For details about these options, see the SR630 V2 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1391-thinksystem-sr630-v2-server#gpu-adapters

Table 10. GPU adapters
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
HX1330
HX1331
HX2330
HX2331
HX3330
HX3331
4X67A14926 B4YB ThinkSystem NVIDIA T4 16GB PCIe Passive GPU 1 1 2 2 2 2

Software

The systems support the hypervisors listed in the following table. Hypervisors are installed on the 2x M.2 SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group.

Table 11. Hypervisors
Feature code Description Quantity
B15S Nutanix SW Stack on Nutanix AHV 1
BG4Z Nutanix SW Stack on VMware ESXi 6.7 1
BFT6 Nutanix SW Stack on VMware ESXi 7.0 1

Configuration notes:

  • In ESXi-based environments, HX Series Appliances require VMware vCenter Server.
  • The HX Certified Nodes support the Nutanix Software Starter, Pro and Ultimate editions.
  • The HX Certified Nodes can be deployed as a cluster of 3 or more nodes (AOS 5.17.1.3 or later).
  • The HX Certified Nodes support firmware updates from Nutanix Prism with the ThinkAgile HX Lifecycle Manager (UEFI, XCC, drives, network adapters, and SAS HBAs)

Nutanix licenses on certified nodes: The certified node ships with the Nutanix software preloaded, however Nutanix software licenses and software support are not included. Customers can use the existing Nutanix term-based software licenses and active support contracts, or they can purchase term-based software licenses and support contracts from Nutanix.

For the information on appliance firmware levels, hypervisor versions, and software versions that have been tested for interoperability, refer to the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series Best Recipes:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht505413

The ThinkAgile Appliances support the following software components:

Nutanix Acropolis

The appliance can be configured with one of the Nutanix software editions that are listed in the following table. The Nutanix software is factory-preloaded and the appropriate license for the selected software edition can be downloaded from the Nutanix website to match the serial number of the appliance.

Configuration note: The appliance can be deployed as a cluster of 3 or more nodes (AOS 5.17.1.3 or later).

Table 12. Nutanix software options (HX Appliances only)
Feature code Description Quantity
(per node)
B0VU Nutanix Starter Edition 1
B0VV Nutanix Pro Edition 1
B0VW Nutanix Ultimate Edition 1

The editions have the following characteristics:

  • The Starter edition offers the core set of Nutanix software functionality. This edition is ideal for small-scale deployments with a limited set of workloads.
  • The Pro edition offers rich data services, along with resilience and management features. This edition is ideal for enterprises running multiple applications on a Nutanix cluster or with large-scale single workload deployments.
  • The Ultimate edition offers the full suite of Nutanix software capabilities to tackle complex infrastructure challenges. This edition is ideal for multi-site deployments.

The following table compares key features of the Nutanix software editions. For more information, see the following web page:
https://www.nutanix.com/products/software-options

Table 13. Nutanix software editions feature comparison
Feature Starter Edition Pro Edition Ultimate Edition
Enterprise Storage
Cluster Size 12 No enforced limits on-prem. 16 nodes validated in AWS No enforced limits on-prem. 16 nodes validated in AWS
Heterogeneous Clusters Included Included Included
VM-centric Snapshots & Clones Included Included Included
Data Tiering Included Included Included
Online Cluster Grow/Shrink Included Included Included
Data Path Redundancy Included Included Included
Tunable Redundancy Factor 2 2 or 3 2 or 3
Availability Domains Node Node, Block, Rack Node, Block, Rack
Basic Compression (LZ4) - Inline and post process Included Included Included
Deep Compression (LZ4HC) - Greater efficiency for cold data No Included Included
Cache Deduplication Included Included Included
Capacity Tier Deduplication No Included Included
Erasure Coding (EC-X) No Included Included
VM Centric Storage QoS No Included Included
VM Flash Mode No No Included
Consolidated Storage Services
Volume Groups - for in-cluster VMs Included Included Included
Volume Groups - external access No Included Included
Nutanix Files 1 TiB Free Capacity 1 TiB Free Capacity 1 TiB Free Capacity
Nutanix Objects 2 TiB Free Capacity 2 TiB Free Capacity 2 TiB Free Capacity
Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
Async Replication (RPO = 1 hr or greater) Included Included Included
Application Consistent Snapshots Included Included Included
Self Service Restore No Included Included
Multiple Site DR (many to one, one to many, many to many) No Adv Replication add-on license Included
Metro Availability No Adv Replication add-on license Included
Sync Replication (RPO = 0) No Adv Replication add-on license Included
NearSync Replication (RPO = 1-15 min) No Adv Replication add-on license Included
Advanced Orchestration with Runbook Automation No Adv Replication add-on license Included
Security
Client Authentication Included Included Included
Cluster Lockdown No Included Included
Data-at-Rest Encryption (Software-based & SED) No Add-on license available Included
Native KMS No Add-on license available Included
Management & Analytics
Prism Starter Included Included Included
Insights Included Included Included
LCM Included Included Included
Foundation Included Included Included
Foundation Central Included Included Included
Supported Hypervisors
Nutanix AHV Included Included Included
VMware ESXi Included Included Included
Microsoft Hyper-V Included Included Included
Included Hypervisor and Container Runtime
Nutanix AHV (All Hypervisor Features Included) Included Included Included
Nutanix Karbon Included Included Included

Configuration notes:

  • When adding software licenses after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected license part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.
  • The total file/object storage capacity in Tebibytes (TiB) can be calculated by multiplying the total file/object storage capacity in Terabytes (TB) by 0.909495.

Nutanix Prism

Nutanix Prism gives administrators an easy way to manage virtual environments running on Acropolis, and it simplifies and streamlines common workflows for hypervisor and virtual machine lifecycle management.

Nutanix Prism is a part of the Nutanix software preloaded on the appliances, and it includes the following components:

  • Prism Starter (included in Starter, Pro, and Ultimate Nutanix software editions): Provides ability to configure, manage, and monitor a Nutanix cluster and centralized management of multiple local and remote Nutanix clusters.
  • Prism Pro (selectable software license; optional): Enables efficiency evaluation, capacity planning, expansion recommendations, custom dashboards, and advanced search capabilities.
  • Prism Ultimate (selectable software license; optional): Multiple Site DR, Sync Replication (RPO = 0), Data-at-Rest Encryption, VM Flash Mode, Metro Availability, Native KMS

The Prism Pro or Prism Ultimate software license can be added during the initial purchase by selecting one of the software options listed in the following table. These feature codes are only for HX appliances, not for certified nodes.

Table 14. Prism Pro selection options (HX Appliances only)
Feature code Description Quantity (per node)
B0W4 Prism Pro 1
B0W5 XClarity Pro and Prism Pro 1
BMUM Prism Ultimate 1
BMUN XClarity Pro and Prism Ultimate 1

Also, Prism Starter can be upgraded to Prism Pro or Prism Ultimate after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software license options listed in the following table. These part numbers are only for HX appliances, not for certified nodes.

Table 15. Prism Pro software license options (HX Appliances only)
Part number Feature code Description Quantity (per node)
Prism Pro licenses
7S0P000UWW AW87 Nutanix Prism Pro with 1Yr Support 1
7S0P000VWW AW88 Nutanix Prism Pro with 2Yr Support 1
7S0P000WWW AW89 Nutanix Prism Pro with 3Yr Support 1
7S0P000XWW AW8A Nutanix Prism Pro with 4Yr Support 1
7S0P000YWW AW8B Nutanix Prism Pro with 5Yr Support 1
Prism Ultimate licenses
7S0P002BWW S6Q6 Nutanix Prism Ultimate per Node 1 Year 1
7S0P002CWW S6Q7 Nutanix Prism Ultimate per Node 2 Year 1
7S0PCTO1WW S6Q9 Nutanix Prism Ultimate per Node 4 Year 1
7S0PCTO1WW S6Q8 Nutanix Prism Ultimate per Node 3 Year 1
7S0PCTO1WW S6QA Nutanix Prism Ultimate per Node 5 Year 1

Configuration note: When upgrading Prism Starter after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected Prism part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.

Nutanix Prism offers the following features:

  • Single point of control
    • Accelerates enterprise-wide deployment
    • Manages capacity centrally
    • Adds nodes in minutes
    • Supports non-disruptive software upgrades with zero downtime
    • Integrates with REST APIs and PowerShell
    • Manages firmware updates with the ThinkAgile HX Lifecycle Manager (UEFI, XCC, drives, network adapters, and SAS HBAs)
  • Monitoring and alerting
    • Tracks infrastructure utilization (storage, processor, memory)
    • Centrally monitors multiple clusters across multiple sites
    • Monitors per-VM performance and resource usage
    • Checks system health
    • Generates alerts and notifications
  • Integrated data protection
    • Offers customizable RPO/RTO and retention policies
    • Supports configurable per-VM replication (1:1, 1:many and many:1)
    • Provides efficient VM recovery
    • Deploys affordable DR and backup to the cloud
  • Diagnostics and troubleshooting
    • Provides time-based historical views of VM activity
    • Performs proactive alert analysis
    • Correlates alerts and events to quickly diagnose issues
    • Generates actionable alerts and reduces resolution times
    • Analyzes trending patterns for accurate capacity planning

Nutanix Calm

Nutanix Calm enables advanced application-level orchestration by providing a powerful, common management framework that can be leveraged by IT teams to rapidly create and deliver applications. The Calm software offers the following key features:

  • Fully automates the provisioning, scaling, and deletion of traditional multi-tiered applications and distributed services.
  • Simplifies the set-up and management of custom enterprise applications by incorporating all elements of each application, including relevant VMs, configurations, and related binaries, into an easy-to-use-blueprint.
  • Publishes blueprints through the Nutanix Marketplace, giving end users the ability to request IT services that can then be instantly provisioned.
  • Maintains control with role-based governance that limits user operations based on permissions and logs all activities for end-to-end traceability.

The Calm software is licensed on a per-VM basis in 25 VM packs. The Calm software licenses can be added during the initial purchase by selecting the software option listed in the following table. Calm licenses are only for HX appliances, not for certified nodes.

Table 16. Calm software selection options (HX Appliances only)
Feature code Description Quantity (per 25 VMs)
B4E4 Calm 25 License Pack 1

Also, Calm licenses can be added after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software license options listed in the following table.

Table 17. Calm software license options (HX Appliances only)
Part number Feature code Description Quantity
(per 25 VMs)
7S0P000ZWW B3D7 Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/1Yr Support 1
7S0P0010WW B3D8 Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/2Yr Support 1
7S0P0011WW B3D9 Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/3Yr Support 1
7S0P0012WW B3DA Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/4Yr Support 1
7S0P0013WW B3DB Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/5Yr Support 1

Configuration notes:

  • Calm supports the AHV hypervisors.
  • When adding the Calm software licenses after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected Calm part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.

Nutanix Flow

Nutanix Flow delivers advanced networking and security services, providing visibility into the virtual network, application-centric protection from network threats, and automation of common networking operations. The Flow software offers the following key features:

  • Real-time visualization of communications between VMs helps implement appropriate network policies in a Nutanix environment.
  • Micro-segmentation provides granular control and governance of all traffic into and out of a virtual machine with network policies attached to individual VMs and applications, rather than specific network segments.
  • API-based notifications enable third party network devices to automate network configuration changes, such as VLAN provisioning or policy updates, in response to VM lifecycle events, such as adding a new VM.
  • Service insertion and chaining enables virtualized network functions from third-party software (such as virtual firewalls and load balancers) to be deployed with VM traffic in a Nutanix environment.

The Flow software is licensed on a per-node basis. The Flow software license can be added during the initial purchase by selecting the software option listed in the following table, These part numbers are only for HX appliances, not for certified nodes.

Table 18. Flow software selection options (HX Appliances only)
Feature code Description Quantity (per node)
B4E5 Flow Single Node License 1

Also, Flow licenses can be added after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software license options listed in the following table.

Table 19. Flow software license options (HX Appliances only)
Part number Feature code Description Quantity (per node)
7S0P0014WW B3DC Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/1Yr Support 1
7S0P0015WW B3DD Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/2Yr Support 1
7S0P0016WW B3DE Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/3Yr Support 1
7S0P0017WW B3DF Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/4Yr Support 1
7S0P0018WW B3DG Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/5Yr Support 1

Configuration notes:

  • Flow supports the AHV hypervisors only.
  • When adding the Flow software licenses after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected Flow part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.

Warranty and Support

The ThinkAgile HX Series appliances can be configured with a three-, four, or five-year hardware warranty with 24x7 ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support (Lenovo appliance hardware and Nutanix software) and various levels of coverage with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

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

For more information refer to the Lenovo Support Plan - ThinkAgile HX Appliance and Lenovo Converged HX Series
https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht505404

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

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

For more information refer to the Lenovo Support Plan - ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT510301

Hardware warranty

The ThinkAgile HX 1U Appliances & Certified Nodes have a 3-year warranty:

  • 7Z85 - 1U Appliance - 3 year warranty
  • 7D52 - 1U Certified Node - 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:

Deployment services

The following optional Lenovo Professional Services are available to get customers up and running quickly. Refer to DSCS for details.

  • Basic Hardware Installation Services
    • Unpacking and inspecting the systems
    • Installing options and mounting the systems in a rack cabinet
    • Connecting the systems to electrical power and network
    • Checking and updating firmware to the latest levels
    • Verifying operations
    • Disposal of the packaging materials (within the customer site)
  • Nutanix deployment services - Base (per node)
    • Conducting remote preparation and planning
    • Verifying firmware versions and performing firmware updates, if needed
    • Installing and configuring hypervisor and Nutanix controller VM
    • Creating Nutanix cluster
    • Configuring storage
    • Configuring administrative features
  • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced (per cluster)
    • Configuring and integrating a virtualized environment
      • Nutanix containers and Acropolis (AHV) cluster
      • VMware vCenter Server and vSphere cluster (for VMware installations)
    • Transferring knowledge
  • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced with XClarity (per cluster)
    • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced
    • Installing Lenovo XClarity
    • Configuring Lenovo XClarity network settings and performing discovery and inventory
    • Installing system updates

The following table lists ThinkAgile Health Check & Deployment offerings are available for ThinkAgile HX customers. These offerings are performed by Lenovo Professional Services.

  • Onsite Deployment: Install, configure, and validate solution on-site, and conduct knowledge transfer.
  • Remote Deployment: Install, configure, and validate solution remotely, and conduct knowledge transfer.

Note: For custom Hardware Installation and Deployment Services, please contact the Lenovo Professional Services team for sizing and pricing.

Table 20. Deployment offerings
Part number Description
5MS7B00043 ThinkAgile HX Onsite Deployment (up to 3 nodes)
5MS7B00044 ThinkAgile HX Onsite Deployment (additional node)
5MS7B00045 ThinkAgile HX Remote Deployment (up to 3 nodes)
5MS7B00046 ThinkAgile HX Remote Deployment (additional node)
5MS7A27430 ThinkAgile HX SAP HANA Deployment - Custom

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

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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