Flex System Interoperability GuideReference Information

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Updated
23 Oct 2018
Form Number
REDPFSIG
PDF size
100 pages, 429 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 October 23 update:

  • Added the Lenovo ThinkSystem Server Fabric Connector, 7M27A03927, Table 2-1 on page 12
  • Added Lenovo 25GBase-LR SFP28 Transceiver, 7G17A03538, Table 3-3 on page 55
  • Added new drive options, Table 2-13 on page 26:
    • ThinkSystem U.2 KCM51V 800GB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem U.2 KCM51V 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem U.2 KCM51V 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem U.2 KCM51V 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD