Flex System Interoperability GuideReference Information

16 Apr 2019
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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 April 16 update:

  • New ThinkSystem M.2 5100 240GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 2.6.1, “M.2 cards” on page 38
  • The following drives were previously withdrawn but have now been re-released:
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1633a 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7N47A00121
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1633a 7.68TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7N47A00122
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb HS SSD, 7N47A00118
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb HS SSD, 7N47A00119
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb HS SSD, 7SD7A05722
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7SD7A05764
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7SD7A05742
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7SD7A05741
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7SD7A05740
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7SD7A05739
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7SD7A05738
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7N47A00111
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7N47A00113
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 7N47A00114
  • The following drive is now withdrawn:
    • ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4500 1.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD, 7SD7A05779