Lenovo Flex System Products and TechnologyReference Information

Updated
4 Feb 2019
Form Number
SG248255
PDF size
392 pages, 8.6 MB

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 use broad expertise and proven guidelines in systems management, applications, hardware maintenance, and more.

Lenovo® Flex System™ combines no-compromise system designs along with built-in expertise and integrates them into complete, optimized solutions. Central to the Flex System offering is the Enterprise Chassis. This fully integrated infrastructure platform supports a mix of compute, storage, and networking resources to meet the demands of your applications.

The solution is easily scalable with the addition of another chassis with the required nodes, and with Lenovo XClarity™ Administrator, multiple compute nodes, I/O modules, and chassis can be monitored all from a single panel. Flex System is simple to deploy now, and to scale to meet your needs in the future.

This book describes the Flex System offerings that are available from Lenovo. It highlights the technology and features of the chassis, compute nodes, management features, and connectivity options. Guidance also is provided about every major component and networking and storage connectivity.

This book is intended for customers, Lenovo Business Partners, and Lenovo employees who want to know more about the new family of products. It assumes that you have a basic understanding of blade server concepts and general IT knowledge.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Systems management
Chapter 3. Chassis and infrastructure configuration
Chapter 4. I/O architecture and components
Chapter 5. Compute nodes
Chapter 6. Expansion nodes
Chapter 7. Network integration
Chapter 8. Storage integration

Change History

Changes in the January 30 and February 4 updates:

  • Added new drive options for both the SN550 and SN850
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 1.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 2.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 4.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.2TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD SED
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
  • Removed the following withdrawn adapters:
    • EN4132 2-port 10 Gb Ethernet Adapter, 90Y3466
    • EN6132 2-port 40Gb Ethernet Adapter, 90Y3482
    • CN4022 2-port 10Gb Converged Adapter, 88Y5920
    • CN4058S 8-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter, 94Y5160
    • FC3052 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter, 95Y2375
    • FC5022 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter, 88Y6370
    • FC5052 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter, 95Y2386
    • FC5172 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter, 69Y1942
  • Removed the following withdrawn drives:
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1633a 3.84TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1633a 7.68TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1633a 15.36TB Capacity SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1635a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4600 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" 5100 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4500 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem U.2 PX04PMB 800GB Performance NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem U.2 PX04PMB 960GB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4500 2.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
    • PM1633a 3.84TB Enterprise Capacity 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD
    • PM1633a 7.68TB Enterprise Capacity 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD
    • Intel S3610 800GB Enterprise Mainstream SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
  • Additional withdrawals:
    • Flex System PCIe Expansion Node
    • ServeRAID M1200 RAID 5 Enablement Kit for Flex System x240 M5
    • NVMe Enterprise PCIe SSD Enablement Kit for Flex System x240 M5