Flex System Interoperability GuideReference Information
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
Changes in the March 10 update:
- CN4054S 4-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced is supported in the x240 (8737, v2) and x240 (7162), Table 2-1 on page 12.
Related product families
Product families related to this document are the following:
- Blade Servers
- Embedded SAN Switches
- 1 Gb Embedded I/O Modules
- 10 Gb Embedded I/O Modules
- 40 Gb Embedded I/O Modules
- InfiniBand Embedded Modules
- Blade Chassis
- Mission-Critical Blade Servers
- Blade Expansion Units
- Blade Networking Modules
- Blade Storage Modules
- Blade Network Adapters
- Blade Storage Adapters