Flex System Interoperability GuideReference Information

Author
Updated
11 Jul 2017
Form Number
REDPFSIG
PDF size
92 pages, 594 KB

Abstract

To meet today’s complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources. This system must be simple to deploy, and be able to quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise and proven guidelines in systems management, applications, hardware maintenance, and more.

Flex System is a no-compromise design that integrates servers, storage and networking in one chassis. The solution is easily scalable with the addition of another chassis with the required nodes. With Lenovo XClarity Administrator, multiple chassis can be monitored from a single panel. The 14 node, 10U chassis delivers high speed performance complete with integrated servers, storage, and networking. This flexible chassis is simple to deploy, and scales to meet your needs in the future.

This document is a reference to compatibility and interoperability of components inside and connected to Flex System solutions.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Chassis interoperability
Chapter 2. Compute node component compatibility
Chapter 3. Network interoperability
Chapter 4. Storage interoperability
Chapter 5. Software compatibility

Change History

Changes in the July 11 update:

  • New ThinkSystem compute nodes - 1.1, “Chassis to compute node compatibility” on page 2
    • ThinkSystem SN550 2-socket blade server, machine type 7X16
    • ThinkSystem SN850 4-socket blade server, machine type 7X15
  • New memory options - 2.2.1, “Memory for ThinkSystem compute nodes” on page 17
    • ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) LRDIMM
    • ThinkSystem 8GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (1Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM
    • ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM
    • ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM
    • ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (8Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM
    • ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (1Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM
  • New HDD and SSD options - 2.4.1, “Drives for ThinkSystem compute nodes” on page 22
  • New I/O adapters - 2.1.1, “Adapters for ThinkSystem compute nodes” on page 12
    • ThinkSystem QLogic QML2692 Mezz 16Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter
    • ThinkSystem Emulex LPm16002B-L Mezz 16Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter
    • ThinkSystem Emulex LPm16004B-L Mezz 16Gb 4-Port Fibre Channel Adapter
    • ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-3 Mezz 40Gb 2-Port Ethernet Adapter
    • ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-3 Mezz FDR 2-Port InfiniBand Adapter
    • ThinkSystem RAID 530-4i 2 Drive Adapter Kit for SN550
    • ThinkSystem RAID 530-4i 4 Drive Adapter Kit for SN850
    • ThinkSystem RAID 930-4i-2GB 2 Drive Adapter Kit for SN550
    • ThinkSystem RAID 930-4i-2GB 4 Drive Adapter Kit for SN850