Lenovo BladeCenter HS23 (E5-2600 v2)Product Guide

Abstract

The Lenovo® BladeCenter® HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2) is a next-generation two-socket blade server running the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family. With its industry-leading RAS features, energy efficiency, outstanding performance, flexible and scalable I/O, and complete systems management, HS23 offers a robust platform optimized for your mission-critical applications. Standard 30 mm single-wide form-factor protects your investments by providing compatibility with the BladeCenter H, E, S, and HT chassis.

Notes:

  • This Product Guide describes currently available models of the HS23 with Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family.
  • For withdrawn HS23 models with Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family that are no longer available for ordering, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide BladeCenter HS23 (E5-2600)

Change History

Changes in the March 20 update:

Introduction

The Lenovo® BladeCenter® HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2) is a next-generation two-socket blade server running the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family. With its industry-leading RAS features, energy efficiency, outstanding performance, flexible and scalable I/O, and complete systems management, HS23 offers a robust platform optimized for your mission-critical applications. Standard 30 mm single-wide form-factor protects your investments by providing compatibility with the BladeCenter H, E, S, and HT chassis.

Suggested use: versatile platform to run a broad range of workloads, including infrastructure, virtualization, and enterprise applications.

The following figure shows the Lenovo BladeCenter HS23.

Lenovo BladeCenter HS23
Figure 1. Lenovo BladeCenter HS23

Did you know?

BladeCenter HS23 offers four integrated LAN ports: dual-port Gigabit Ethernet and dual-port 10 Gb Ethernet with Virtual Fabric capability. With Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II for HS23 CFFh expansion card, HS23 scales up to 14 virtual NICs (vNICs) per single-wide blade server for a total of 18 I/O ports with the choice of Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SAS, iSCSI, and FCoE connectivity.

Key features

The BladeCenter HS23 gives you the networking capacity that you need to manage your data center. The Virtual Fabric capable integrated 10 GbE offers extreme speed, and the HS23 is designed with highly scalable I/O to give you a total of up to four 10 GbE physical ports that can be divided into up to 14 virtual ports, as well as the ability to run multiple I/O protocols (FCoE, iSCSI). Sixteen DIMM slots supporting up to 512 GB of DDR3 memory allow you to fit more and larger virtual machines per blade. In addition, the HS23 is backward-compatible with all BladeCenter chassis, including the original BladeCenter E. (Some configurations might have restrictions. See Table 4 for compatibility details.)

Scalability and performance

The BladeCenter HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2) offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family improves productivity by offering superior system performance with up to 12-core processors (up to 2.7 GHz core speeds) or up to 3.5 GHz core speeds (4-core processors), up to 30 MB of L3 cache, and QPI interconnect of up to 8 GT/s.
  • Up to two processors, 24 cores, and 48 threads maximize the concurrent execution of multi-threaded applications.
  • Intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows processor cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor TDP.
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multi-threaded applications by enabling simultaneous multi-threading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
  • Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better utilize the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Up to 16 DDR3 ECC memory RDIMMs provide speeds up to 1866 MHz and a memory capacity of up to 512 GB. (See Table 6 for details.)
  • The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of or along with traditional spinning drives (HDDs) can significantly improve I/O performance. An SSD can support significantly more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
  • The HS23 scales to 18 I/O ports on a single-wide blade with integrated Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gb Ethernet ports and optional expansion cards, offering the choice of Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SAS, iSCSI, and FCoE connectivity.
  • The HS23 offers PCI Express 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities that improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by almost 100% (8 GTps per link using 128b/130b encoding) compared to the PCI Express 2.0 (5 GTps per link using 8b/10b encoding).
  • With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. This helps to dramatically reduce I/O latency and increase overall system performance.

Availability and serviceability

The BladeCenter HS23 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • Dual independent power and signal connectors to the BladeCenter chassis midplane provide fault tolerance to increase uptime.
  • The HS23 offers Chipkill, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
  • Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as CPU, memory, and adapter cards.
  • The server offers hot-swap drives supporting integrated RAID 1 redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • The power source independent light path diagnostics panel and individual light path LEDs quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components. This simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability.
  • The Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, memory, and hard disk drives) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates pro-active alerts in advance of possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Built-in Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovering actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.
  • Built-in diagnostics using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot speeds up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9x5. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the HS23:

  • The HS23 includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) to monitor server availability and perform remote management.
  • Integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Industry-standard AES NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
  • FastSetup simplifies, automates, and speeds up the deployment process from server power-up to production, making BladeCenter easier to manage, deploy, and maintain.
  • Systems Director provides proactive systems management with comprehensive management tools that help to increase up-time, reduce costs, and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.

Energy efficiency

The HS23 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to the green environment:

  • Component-sharing design of the BladeCenter chassis provides ultimate power and cooling savings.
  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family offers significantly better performance over the previous generation while fitting into the same thermal design power (TDP) limits.
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, to reduce power draw.
  • Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
  • Low-voltage 1.35 V DDR3 memory RDIMMs consume up to 19% less energy than 1.5 V DDR3 RDIMMs.
  • The HS23 uses hexagonal ventilation holes, a part of Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ technology. Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system.
  • Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ provides advanced power management features with actual real-time energy monitoring, reporting, and capping features.

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front view of the server, indicating key components.

Front view of the BladeCenter HS23
Figure 2. Front view of the BladeCenter HS23

The following figure shows the top view of the server, indicating key components.

Top view of the BladeCenter HS23
Figure 3. Top view of the BladeCenter HS23

The following figure shows the bottom view of the BladeCenter HS23 (contains light path diagnostics panel).

Bottom view of the BladeCenter HS23 (shows light path diagnostics panel)
Figure 4. Bottom view of the BladeCenter HS23 (shows light path diagnostics panel)

System specifications

The following table  lists the system specifications.

Table 1. System specifications
Components Specifications
Form factor Single-wide (30 mm) blade server.
Chassis support BladeCenter H, BladeCenter HT, BladeCenter S, BladeCenter E. (Some configurations might have restrictions. See Table 4 for compatibility details.)
Processor Up to two processors of Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family with 12-core (up to 2.7 GHz), 10-core (up to 3.0 GHz), 8-core (up to 2.6 GHz), 6-core (up to 2.6 GHz), or 4-core (up to 3.5 GHz). Two QPI links up to 8.0 GT/s each. Up to 1866 MHz memory speed. Up to 30 MB cache.
Chipset Intel C600.
Memory Up to 16 DDR3 DIMM sockets (8 DIMMs per processor) using Very Low Profile (VLP) DIMMs. Support for up to 1866 MHz memory speed depending on the processor. Four memory channels per processor (2 DIMMs per channel).
Memory maximums Up to 512 GB with 16x 32 GB RDIMMs and two processors.
Memory protection ECC, Chipkill, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing.
Disk drive bays Two 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays supporting SAS, SATA, and SSD drives.
Maximum internal storage Up to 3.6 TB with 1.8 TB 2.5" SAS HDDs, or up to 2 TB with 1 TB 2.5" NL SAS/SATA HDDs, or up to 1.6 TB with 800 GB SATA SSDs, or up to 3.2 TB with 1.6 TB 2.5" SAS SSDs. Intermix of SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs is supported.
RAID support RAID 0, 1, 1E, and 10 with integrated LSI SAS2004 controller.
Network interfaces Two Gigabit Ethernet ports and two 10 Gb Ethernet ports with integrated Emulex BladeEngine 3 (BE3) controller.
PCI Expansion slots One CIOv slot (PCIe 3.0 x8) and one CFFh slot (PCIe 3.0 x16). Two additional PCIe 2.0 x8 standard form factor slots (slot 1 is full-height full-length, slot 2 is full-height half-length) with the optional PCI Express Gen 2 Expansion Blade II. One HS23 supports up to four PCIe expansion blades (8 slots).
Ports One internal USB port (for embedded hypervisor).
Hot-swap components Hard drives.
Systems management UEFI, Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) with Renesas SH7757 controller, Predictive Failure Analysis, light path diagnostics, Automatic Server Restart, Systems Director and Systems Director Active Energy Manager, ServerGuide.
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2).
Video Matrox G200eR2 video core with 16 MB video memory integrated into the IMM2. Maximum resolution is 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors (32 bits per pixel).
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, and 2008 (x64); Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (x64), 6 (x86 and x64), and 7; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (for x86 and AMD64/EM64T) and 12; VMware vSphere 5.1 and 5.5.
Limited warranty 3-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5/next business day response time.
Service and support Optional service upgrades are available through Lenovo Services: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 8-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, remote technical support for System x hardware and selected third-party (Microsoft, Linux, VMware) software.
Dimensions Height: 245 mm (9.7 in), width: 29 mm (1.14 in), depth: 446 mm (17.6 in).
Weight Maximum configuration (single-wide blade): 5.4 kg (12 lb).

The BladeCenter HS23 servers are shipped with the following items:

  • Documentation CD
  • Registration Flyer
  • Statement of Limited Warranty
  • Important Notices
  • Technical Note Flyer

Standard models

The following table lists standard models.

Table 2. Standard models
Model* Intel Xeon processor**
(2 max)
Memory
(std / max)
RAID
controller
Drive bays Disk
drives
Standard
NIC
I/O slots
(used / total)
7875-A3x 1x E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz‡ Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE# 0 / 2
7875-A4x 1x E5-2603 v2 4C 1.8GHz 10MB 1333MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz‡ Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE# 0 / 2
7875-B4x 1x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE
2x 10 GbE
0 / 2
7875-B5x 1x E5-2630 v2 6C 2.6GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 1x 8GB 1600MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE
2x 10 GbE
0 / 2
7875-B6x 1x E5-2640 v2 8C 2.0GHz 20MB 1600MHz 95W 1x 8GB 1600MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE
2x 10 GbE
0 / 2
7875-C9x 1x E5-2650 v2 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 95W 1x 8GB 1866MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE
2x 10 GbE
0 / 2
7875-CAx 1x E5-2660 v2 10C 2.2GHz 25MB 1866MHz 95W 1x 8GB 1866MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE
2x 10 GbE
0 / 2
7875-CBx 1x E5-2670 v2 10C 2.5GHz 25MB 1866MHz 115W 1x 8GB 1866MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE
2x 10 GbE
0 / 2
7875-CCx 1x E5-2680 v2 10C 2.8GHz 25MB 1866MHz 115W 1x 8GB 1866MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE
2x 10 GbE
0 / 2
7875-D2x 1x E5-2650L v2 10C 1.7GHz 25MB 1600MHz 70W 1x 8GB 1600MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE
2x 10 GbE
0 / 2
7875-F2x 1x E5-2697 v2 12C 2.7GHz 30MB 1866MHz 130W 1x 8GB 1866MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE
2x 10 GbE
0 / 2
7875-G3x 1x E5-2628L v2 8C 1.9GHz 20MB 1600MHz 70W 1x 8GB 1866MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE
4x 10 GbE†§
1 / 2
7875-G4x 1x E5-2658 v2 10C 2.4GHz 25MB 1866MHz 95W 1x 8GB 1866MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE
4x 10 GbE†§
1 / 2

* x in the Machine Type Model (MTM) represents a country-specific letter (for example, the EMEA MTM is 7875A3G, and the US MTM is 7875A3U). Ask a Lenovo representative for specifics.
** Processor detail: Model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, thermal design power.

‡ For models A3x and A4x, the standard DIMM is rated at 1600 MHz, but operates at up to 1333 MHz to match the processor memory speed. Actual memory speed maximums depend on several factors, as described in "Memory options."
# Supports 10 GbE with the addition of the 10Gb Interposer Card for BladeCenter HS23, 94Y8550.
† These models are standard with Emulex 10GbE VFA Advanced II for BladeCenter HS23, 90Y9332.
§ These models are standard with Virtual Fabric Advanced Software Upgrade (LOM), 90Y9310.

Express models

The following table lists Express models.

Table 3. Express models
Model Intel Xeon processor*
(2 max)
Memory
(std / max)
RAID
controller
Drive bays Disk
drives
Standard
NIC
I/O slots
(used / total)
United States, Canada, Latin America
7875-E7U 2x E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB 1600MHz 80W 2x 8GB 1600MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE 2x 10 GbE 0 / 2
7875-E8U 2x E5-2650 v2 8C 2.6GHz 20MB 1866MHz 95W 8x 8GB 1866MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE 2x 10 GbE 0 / 2
7875-E9U 2x E5-2670 v2 10C 2.5GHz 25MB 1866MHz 115W 8x 8GB 1866MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE 2x 10 GbE 0 / 2
Asia Pacific (Japan only)
7875-EAJ 1x E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 80W 2x 8GB 1600MHz‡ Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE# 0 / 2
7875-EBJ 1x E5-2630 v2 6C 2.6GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 80W 2x 8GB 1600MHz Integrated SAS/SATA 2x 2.5" HS Open bay 2x GbE# 0 / 2

* Processor detail: Model, cores, core speed, L3 cache, memory speed, thermal design power.
‡ For model EAJ, the standard DIMM is rated at 1600 MHz, but operates at up to 1333 MHz to match the processor memory speed. Actual memory speed maximums depend on several factors, as described in "Memory options."
# Supports 10 GbE with the addition of the 10Gb Interposer Card for BladeCenter HS23, 94Y8550.

Chassis support

The HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2) is supported in the various BladeCenter chassis listed in the following table. The number of HS23 servers supported in each chassis depends on the thermal design power of the processors used in the servers. The following table uses the following conventions:

  • A green cell means that the chassis can be filled with HS23 blade servers up to the maximum number of blade bays in the chassis (for example, 14 blades in the BladeCenter H).
  • A yellow cell means that the maximum number of HS23 blades that the chassis can hold is fewer than the total available blade bays (for example, 12 in a BladeCenter E). Other bays in the chassis must remain empty. Consult the BladeCenter Interoperability Guide for specific details: http://lenovopress.com/bcig

Notes:

  • The HS23 is not supported in the BladeCenter E with power supplies smaller than 2000 W.
  • The HS23 is not supported in the BladeCenter T.
Table 4. Chassis support
CPU
TDP*
Maximum number of HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2) supported in each chassis
BC-E with AMM
(8677) (14 bays)
BC-S
(8886)
(6 bays)
BC-H (8852)
(14 bays)
BC-HT AC§
(8750)
(12 bays)
BC-HT DC§
(8740)
(12 bays)
2000 W
power
supplies
2320 W
power
supplies
2900W supplies 2980W supplies**
Standard
blowers
Enhanced
blowers†
Standard
blowers
Enhanced
blowers†
Intel Xeon processors
130W None‡ None‡ 6 None‡ 14# None‡ 14# 5+5 5+5
115W None‡ None‡ 6 None‡ 14 None‡ 14 5+5 5+5
95W None‡ None‡ 6 None‡ 14 None‡ 14 12 12
80W 6+7†† 14†† 6 14†† 14 14†† 14 12 12
70W None‡ None‡ 6 None‡ 14 None‡ 14 12 12
60W None‡ None‡ 6 None‡ 14 None‡ 14 12 12
Intel Xeon robust thermal profile processors##
95W 5+7***†† 14***†† 6 14***†† 14 14***†† 14 12 12
70W 14†† 14†† 6 14†† 14 14†† 14 12 12
50W 14 14 6 14 14 14 14 12 12

* TDP = Thermal Design Power.
§ Support shown is for non-NEBS environments.
** BladeCenter H 2980W AC Power Modules, 68Y6601 (standard in 4Tx, 5Tx, and 9xx BC-H chassis models; optional with all other BC-H chassis models).
† BladeCenter H Enhanced Cooling Modules, 68Y6650 (standard in 4Tx, 5Tx, and 9xx BC-H chassis models; optional with all other BC-H chassis models).
# Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 and E5-2690 v2 processors throttle at Steady State at ambient temperature of 31 °C in the BladeCenter H chassis.
‡ Not supported.
†† When one blower fails, the HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2) with specified processor TDP only supports ambient temperature of up to 28 °C when installed in the BladeCenter H chassis with the standard blower modules or BladeCenter E chassis.
## Intel Xeon E5-2618L v2 (50 W), E5-2628L v2 (70 W), E5-2648L v2 (70 W), and E5-2658 v2 (95 W) are robust thermal profile processors used in HS23.
*** The HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2) with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2658 v2 (95 W) only supports one DIMM per channel when installed in the BladeCenter H chassis with the standard blower modules or BladeCenter E chassis.

 

Processors

The HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2) supports the processor options listed in the following table. The blade server supports one or two processors. The following table also shows which server models have each processor standard. If no corresponding where used model for a particular processor is listed, then this processor is available only through Configure to Order (CTO).

Table 5. Processor options
Part number Feature code* Description Models where used
94Y5260 A4T5 / A4UR Intel Xeon Processor E5-2603 v2 4C 1.8GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 80W A4x
94Y5261 A4SU / A4US Intel Xeon Processor E5-2609 v2 4C 2.5GHz 10MB Cache 1333MHz 80W A3x
94Y5278 A4SQ / A4UT Intel Xeon Processor E5-2618L v2 6C 2.0GHz 15MB Cache 1333MHz 50W# -
94Y5262 A4SV / A4UU Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v2 6C 2.1GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 80W B4x
94Y5279 A4SR / A4UV Intel Xeon Processor E5-2628L v2 8C 1.9GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 70W# G3x
94Y5263 A4SW / A4UW Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630 v2 6C 2.6GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 80W B5x
94Y5274 A4SL / A4UX Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630L v2 6C 2.4GHz 15MB Cache 1600MHz 60W -
94Y5271 A4T3 / A4UY Intel Xeon Processor E5-2637 v2 4C 3.5GHz 15MB Cache 1866MHz 130W -
94Y5264 A4SX / A4UZ Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640 v2 8C 2.0GHz 20MB Cache 1600MHz 95W B6x
94Y5281 A4SS / A4V1 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2648L v2 10C 1.9GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 70W# -
94Y5265 A4SY / A4V2 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v2 8C 2.6GHz 20MB Cache 1866MHz 95W C9x
94Y5275 A4SM / A4V3 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650L v2 10C 1.7GHz 25MB Cache 1600MHz 70W D2x
94Y5282 A4ST / A4V4 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2658 v2 10C 2.4GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 95W# G4x
94Y5266 A4SZ / A4V5 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 v2 10C 2.2GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 95W CAx
94Y5267 A4T0 / A4V6 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v2 10C 2.5GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 115W CBx
94Y5268 A4T1 / A4V7 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v2 10C 2.8GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 115W CCx
94Y5269 A4T2 / A4V8 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 v2 10C 3.0GHz 25MB Cache 1866MHz 130W -
94Y5276 A4SN / A4V9 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695 v2 12C 2.4GHz 30MB Cache 1866MHz 115W -
94Y5277 A4SP / A4VA Intel Xeon Processor E5-2697 v2 12C 2.7GHz 30MB Cache 1866MHz 130W F2x

* The first feature code is for the first processor; the second feature code is for the second processor.
# Intel Xeon robust thermal profile processors.

Memory

Lenovo DDR3 memory is compatibility tested and tuned for optimal System x® and BladeCenter performance and throughput. Lenovo memory specifications are integrated into the light path diagnostics for immediate system performance feedback and optimum system uptime. From a service and support standpoint, Lenovo memory automatically assumes the Lenovo system warranty, and Lenovo provides service and support worldwide.

The BladeCenter HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2) supports Very Low Profile (VLP) DDR3 memory RDIMMs. The server supports up to eight DIMMs when one processor is installed and up to 16 DIMMs when two processors are installed. Each processor has four memory channels, and there are two DIMMs per channel.

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • Mixing 1.5 V and 1.35 V DIMMs in the same server is supported. In such a case all DIMMs operate at 1.5 V.
  • The maximum number of ranks supported per channel is eight.
  • The maximum quantity of DIMMs that can be installed in the server depends on the number of CPUs, DIMM rank, and operating voltage, as shown in the "Max. qty supported" row in Table 6.
  • All DIMMs in all CPU memory channels operate at the same speed, which is determined as the lowest value of:
    • Memory speed supported by specific processor
    • Lowest maximum operating speed for the selected memory configuration that depends on rated speed, as shown under the "Max. operating speed" section in Table 6.
Table 6. Maximum memory speeds
Specification
RDIMM
Rank Single rank Dual rank Quad rank
Part numbers 46W0700 (8 GB) 46W0692 (4 GB)
46W0708 (8 GB)
46W0716 (16 GB)
46W0688 (4 GB)
46W0704 (8 GB)
46W0712 (16 GB)
00D5008 (32 GB)
Rated speed 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1866 MHz 1333 MHz
Rated voltage 1.35 V 1.35 V 1.5 V 1.35 V
Operating voltage 1.35 V 1.5 V 1.35 V 1.5 V 1.5 V 1.35 V 1.5 V
Max. qty supported* 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Largest DIMM 8 GB 8 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 32 GB 32 GB
Max. memory capacity* 128 GB 128 GB 256 GB 256 GB 256 GB 512 GB 512 GB
Max. memory at rated speed* N/A 128 GB N/A 256 GB 128 GB N/A N/A
Maximum operating speed
1 DIMM per channel 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1866 MHz 800 MHz 1066 MHz
2 DIMMs per channel 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1333 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 800 MHz 800 MHz

* Maximum quantity supported is shown for two processors installed. When one processor is installed, the maximum quantity supported is half of what is shown.

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

  • ECC
  • Chipkill
  • Memory mirroring
  • Memory rank sparing

If memory mirroring is used, then DIMMs must be installed in pairs (minimum of one pair per CPU), and both DIMMs in a pair must be identical in type and size. The effective memory available to the system is only half of that installed.

If memory rank sparing is used, then two single-rank or dual-rank DIMMs must be installed per populated channel (the DIMMs do not need to be identical). In rank sparing mode, one rank of a DIMM in each populated channel is reserved as spare memory. The size of a rank varies depending on the DIMMs installed.

Chipkill, memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing modes are mutually exclusive. Only one operational memory mode can be enabled on a server, and it is a system-wide setting.

The following table lists memory options available for the HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2) server. DIMMs can be installed one at a time, but for performance reasons, install them in sets of four (one for each of the four memory channels).

Table 7. Memory options for the HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2)
Part number Feature code Description Maximum supported Standard models where used
1866 MHz DIMMs
46W0688 A4G0 4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz VLP RDIMM 16 (8 per processor) -
46W0704 A4G2 8GB (1x8GB, 2Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz VLP RDIMM 16 (8 per processor) C9x, CAx, CBx, CCx, F2x, G3x, G4x
46W0712 A4G3 16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.5V) PC3-14900 CL13 ECC DDR3 1866MHz VLP RDIMM 16 (8 per processor) -
1600 MHz DIMMs
46W0692 A4FW 4GB (1x4GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz VLP RDIMM 16 (8 per processor) -
46W0700 A4FX 8GB (1x8GB, 1Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz VLP RDIMM 16 (8 per processor) -
46W0708 A4FY 8GB (1x8GB, 2Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz VLP RDIMM 16 (8 per processor) A3x, A4x, B4x, B5x, B6x, D2x
46W0716 A4G9 16GB (1x16GB, 2Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-12800 CL11 ECC DDR3 1600MHz VLP RDIMM 16 (8 per processor) -
1333 MHz DIMMs
00D5008 A3KN 32GB (1x32GB, 4Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz VLP RDIMM 16 (8 per processor) -

Internal storage

The HS23 server has two hot-swap drive bays accessible from the front of the blade server. These bays are connected to the integrated 4-port LSI SAS2004 6 Gbps SAS/SATA RAID-on-Chip (ROC) controller.

The integrated LSI SAS2004 ROC has the following features:

  • Four-port controller with 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCIe x4 Gen 2 host interface
  • Two SAS ports routed internally to the two hot-swap drive bays
  • Two ports can be routed to the chassis I/O bays 3 and 4 with the SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv)
  • Supports RAID levels:
    • RAID 0 (Integrated Striping)
    • RAID 1 (Integrated Mirroring)
    • RAID 10 (Integrated Mirroring and Striping)
    • RAID 1E (Integrated Mirroring Enhanced)
  • Supports up to 14 drives (up to 12 integrated RAID drives and up to two hot-spare drives)
  • Supports up to 10 integrated RAID drives per integrated volume
  • Supports up to two integrated volumes
  • Supports volumes greater than 2 TB for RAID 0, 10, and 1E
  • Supports SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs
  • Supports connectivity to the disk storage modules in the BladeCenter S chassis
  • Support connectivity to the tape drives and external storage systems

The following table lists the hard drive options that are available for internal storage.

Table 8. Drive options for internal storage
Part number Feature code Description Maximum supported
SAS HDDs
90Y8926 A2XB 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD 2
90Y8877 A2XC 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD 2
81Y9670 A283 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD 2
90Y8872 A2XD 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD 2
00AJ300 A4VB 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD 2
81Y9650 A282 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" Slim-HS HDD 2
00AD075 A48S 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD 2
00NA441 ASCD 1.8TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS 512e HDD 2
NL SAS HDDs
90Y8953 A2XE 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD 2
81Y9690 A1P3 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD 2
NL SATA HDDs
81Y9726 A1NZ 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD 2
81Y9730 A1AV 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD 2
SATA SSDs
00AJ355 A56Z 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 2
00AJ360 A570 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 2
00AJ365 A571 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 2
00AJ370 A572 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 2
00AJ000 A4KM S3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 2
00AJ005 A4KN S3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 2
00AJ010 A4KP S3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 2
00AJ015 A4KQ S3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 2
SAS SSDs
49Y6129 A3EW 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD 2
49Y6134 A3EY 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD 2
49Y6139 A3F0 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD 2
49Y6195 A4GH 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD 2

Optical drives

The server does interface to the optical drive installed in the BladeCenter chassis media tray if one is installed there.

I/O expansion

The HS23 server offers the following PCI Express 3.0 slots:

  • CIOv expansion slot: PCIe 3.0 x8
  • CFFh expansion slot: PCIe 3.0 x16

The CIOv I/O expansion connector provides I/O connections through the midplane of the chassis to modules located in bays 3 and 4 of a supported BladeCenter chassis. The CFFh I/O expansion connector provides I/O connections to high-speed switch modules that are located in bays 7, 8, 9, and 10 of a BladeCenter H or BladeCenter HT chassis.

The following table shows the connections between adapters installed in the HS23 blade server to the switch bays in the chassis.

Table 9. Adapter to I/O bay correspondence
I/O adapter slot
in the HS23
Port on the adapter
Corresponding I/O module bay in the chassis
BladeCenter E BladeCenter H, HT BladeCenter S
Integrated 1 GbE Port 1 I/O bay 1 I/O bay 1 I/O bay 1
Port 2 I/O bay 2 I/O bay 2 I/O bay 1
Integrated 10 GbE Port 1 Not supported I/O bay 7† I/O bay 2*
Port 2 Not supported I/O bay 9† I/O bay 2*
CIOv slot Port 1 I/O bay 3 I/O bay 3 I/O bay 3
Port 2 I/O bay 4 I/O bay 4 I/O bay 4
CFFh slot Port 1 Not supported I/O bay 7 I/O bay 2
Port 2 Not supported I/O bay 9 I/O bay 2
Port 3 Not supported I/O bay 8 Not supported
Port 4 Not supported I/O bay 10 Not supported

† Requires the 10Gb LOM Interposer Card or Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II for HS23 be installed in HS23.
* Requires the 10Gb LOM Interposer Card be installed in HS23. Both 10 GbE ports are routed to the I/O bay 2 of the BladeCenter S chassis and operate at 1 Gbps speed.

The HS23 optionally supports the PCI Express Gen 2 Expansion Blade II listed in the following table.

Table 10. PCIe expansion blades
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
68Y7484 A247 BladeCenter PCI Express Gen 2 Expansion Blade II 4

The expansion blade provides the capability to attach selected PCI Express cards to the HS23. This capability is ideal for many applications that require special telecommunications network interfaces or hardware acceleration using a PCI Express card. The expansion blade provides one full-height and full-length PCI Express x16 (x8-wired) Gen 2 slot and one full-height and half-length PCI Express x16 (x8-wired) Gen 2 slot with a maximum power usage of 75 watts for each slot. It integrates PCI Express card support capability into the BladeCenter architecture. Up to four expansion blades can be attached to an HS23. Each expansion blade occupies a bay in the BladeCenter chassis.

For more information, see the Product Guide BladeCenter PCI Express Gen 2 Expansion Blade and PCI Express Gen 2 Expansion Blade II:
http://lenovopress.com/tips0783

Network adapters

The HS23 offers two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports and two integrated 10 Gb Ethernet ports with the integrated Emulex BladeEngine 3 (BE3) controller. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports are routed to the chassis I/O bays 1 and 2 (BladeCenter E, H or HT), and two 10 Gb Ethernet ports are routed to the chassis I/O bays 7 and 9 using either 10Gb LOM Interposer Card or Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter II for HS23 (BladeCenter H or HT). With BladeCenter S, both GbE ports are routed to the chassis I/O bay 1, and both 10 GbE ports are routed to the chassis I/O bay 2 using the 10Gb LOM Interposer Card (if installed).

The integrated BE3 4-port NIC has the following features:

  • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports and two 10 Gb Ethernet ports (1 Gb and 10 Gb auto-negotiation).
  • Full-duplex (FDX) capability.
  • 10 Gb ports operate in either a virtual NIC (vNIC) or physical NIC (pNIC) mode:
    • vNIC mode: Up to six vNICs (up to three vNICs per one 10 Gb port)
      • Virtual Fabric mode or Switch Independent operational mode.
      • Virtual port bandwidth allocation in 100 Mbps increments.
      • Up to two vNICs can be configured as an iSCSI or FCoE vNICs (one per port) with optional Advanced Upgrade (90Y9310).
    • pNIC mode: dual-port 1/10 Gb Ethernet adapter
  • IPv4/IPv6 offload:
    • TCP, UDP checksum offload
    • Large send offload (LSO)
    • Large receive offload (LRO)
    • Receive side scaling (RSS)
  • IPv4 TCP Chimney Offload.
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging.
  • VLAN insertion and extraction.
  • Jumbo frames up to 9000 bytes.
  • Load balancing and failover teaming support, including adapter fault tolerance (AFT), switch fault tolerance (SFT), adaptive load balancing (ALB), and IEEE 802.3ad.
  • Enhanced Ethernet (draft) support:
    • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) (P802.1Qaz)
    • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) (P802.1Qbb)
    • Data Center Bridging eXchange Protocol (DCBX) (P802.1Qaz)
  • Supports Serial over LAN (SoL) and concurrent KVM (cKVM).
  • Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) support.
  • Wake On LAN support.
  • PCIe x8 Gen 2 host interface.
  • SR-IOV support.
  • Message Signal Interrupt (MSI-X) support.

The following table lists the 10Gb LOM Interposer Card.

Table 11. 10Gb LOM Interposer Card
Part number Feature code Description Maximum supported Standard models where used
94Y8550 A244 10Gb LOM Interposer Card 1 All except A3x, A4x

Note: While the 10Gb LOM Interposer card does not consume a CFFh slot, you have to remove it if you plan to install a CFFh expansion card.

The following table lists additional supported network adapters and upgrades.

Table 12. Network adapters
Part number Feature code Description Slots supported Maximum supported
Virtual Fabric Adapters and Upgrades
90Y9310 A2TD  Virtual Fabric Advanced Software Upgrade (LOM) (License only) 1
81Y3120 A287 Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II for HS23 CFFh* 1
90Y9350 A2ZP Virtual Fabric Advanced FOD Upgrade (for 81Y3120) (License only) 1
90Y9332 A2ZN Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced II for HS23 CFFh* 1
1 Gb Ethernet
44W4479 5476 2/4 Port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh) CFFh 1
44W4475 5477 Ethernet Expansion Card (CIOv) CIOv 1

* With Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapters II for HS23 installed in a blade server, two 10 Gb Ethernet ports on the adapter itself are routed to the chassis I/O bays 8 and 10 (unlike other CFFh cards), and two 10 Gb Ethernet ports integrated on a blade itself are routed to the chassis I/O bays 7 and 9.

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Blade Network Adapters category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/blades/nic

Storage host bus adapters

The following table lists storage HBAs supported by the HS23 server.

Table 13. Storage adapters

Part number Feature
code
Description Slots supported Maximum
supported
Fibre Channel
46M6140 3598 Emulex 8Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) CIOv 1
44X1945 1462 QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) CIOv 1
00Y3270* A3JC QLogic Enet and 8Gb FC Exp Card (CFFh) CFFh 1
SAS
43W4068 1593 SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) CIOv 1

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Blade Storage Adapters category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/blades/hba

Flash storage adapters

The HS23 server supports the flash storage adapters listed in the following table. The adapters must be installed in a BladeCenter PCI Express Gen 2 Expansion Blade II. Up to eight flash storage adapters supported per one HS23 (two per PCI Express Gen 2 Expansion Blade II and up to four PCI Expansion Blades per HS23).

Table 14. Flash storage adapters
Part number Feature code Description Maximum supported (per exp. blade / per HS23)
io3 Flash Adapters - Enterprise Value (Require the PCI Express Gen 2 Expansion Blade II [68Y7484])
00AE983 ARYK 1250GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter 2 / 8
00AE986 ARYL 1600GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter 2 / 8
00AE989 ARYM 3200GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter 2 / 8
00AE992 ARYN 6400GB Enterprise Value io3 Flash Adapter 1 / 4
io3 Flash Adapters - Enterprise (Require the PCI Express Gen 2 Expansion Blade II [68Y7484])
00AE995 ARYP 1000GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 2 / 8
00AE998 ARYQ 1300GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 2 / 8
00JY001 ARYR 2600GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 2 / 8
00JY004 ARYS 5200GB Enterprise io3 Flash Adapter 1 / 4

For information about these adapters, see the following Product Guides:

Power supplies

Blade server power is derived from the power supplies installed in the BladeCenter chassis. There are no server options regarding power supplies.

Integrated virtualization

The server supports VMware ESXi installed on a USB memory key. The key is installed in a USB socket inside the server. The following table lists the virtualization options.

Table 15. Virtualization options

Part number Feature code Description Maximum supported
41Y8298 A2G0 Blank USB Memory Key for VMWare ESXi Downloads 1
41Y8382 A4WZ USB Memory Key for VMWare ESXi 5.1 Update 1 1

Remote management

The server contains an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2), which is based on the Renesas SH7757 chip, and interfaces with the advanced management module in the BladeCenter chassis. The combination of these provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and an alerting function. If an environmental condition exceeds a threshold or if a system component fails, LEDs on the system board are lit to help you diagnose the problem, the error is recorded in the event log, and you are alerted to the problem. A virtual presence capability comes standard for remote server management through the Advanced Management Module (AMM) in the BladeCenter chassis.

Remote server management is provided through industry-standard interfaces:

  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3
  • Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware (SMASH)
  • Web browser

The server also supports virtual media and remote control features, which provide the following functions:

  • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with up to 23 bits per pixel, regardless of the system state
  • Remotely accessing the server using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
  • Mapping the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client, and mapping ISO image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the server
  • Capturing blue-screen errors

Operating systems

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 x64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 x64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with Xen
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)

For more information about the specific versions and service levels that are supported and any other prerequisites, see the Operating System Interoperability Guide:
https://lenovopress.com/osig#servers=hs23-7875-e5-v2&support=all

Physical specifications

The HS23 blade server has the following physical specifications:

Dimensions and weight (approximate, for single-wide blade):

  • Height: 245 mm (9.7 in)
  • Depth: 446 mm (17.6 in)
  • Width: 29 mm (1.14 in)
  • Maximum weight: 5.4 kg (12 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight (approximate, for single-wide blade):

  • Height: 330 mm (13.0 in)
  • Depth: 600 mm (23.5 in)
  • Width: 165 mm (6.5 in)
  • Weight: 4.2 kg (9.4 lb)

Operating environment

The HS23 blade server is supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature
    • Server on:
      • 10 to 35 °C (50 to 95 °F); altitude: 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
      • 10 to 32 °C (50 to 89.6 °F); altitude: 914 to 2133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
    • Server off: 10 to 43 °C (50 to 109.4 °F)
    • Shipment: -40 to +60 °C (-40 to 140 °F)
  • Humidity
    • Server on: 8 to 80%
    • Server off: 8 to 80%

Warranty

The BladeCenter HS23 has a three-year warranty with 24x7 standard call center support and 9x5 Next Business Day onsite coverage. Also available are Lenovo Services warranty maintenance upgrades and post-warranty maintenance agreements, with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings are country-specific. Not all warranty service upgrades are available in every country. For more information about Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings that are available in your country, visit the Lenovo Services website:
https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac

The following table explains warranty service definitions in more detail.

Table 16. Warranty service definitions
Term Description
On-site service A service technician will arrive at the client’s location for equipment service.
24x7x2 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within two hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including Lenovo holidays.
24x7x4 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within four hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including Lenovo holidays.
9x5x4 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within four business hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the client's local time zone, Monday-Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. For example, if a customer reports an incident at 3:00 pm on Friday, the technician will arrive by 10:00 am the following Monday.
9x5 next business day A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location on the business day after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the client's local time zone, Monday - Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. Calls received after 4:00 pm local time require an extra business day for service dispatch. Next business day service is not guaranteed.
Committed Repair Problems receive priority handling so that repairs are completed within the committed time of 6, 8, or 24 hours. Lenovo provides service 24 hours/day, every day, including Lenovo holidays.

The following Lenovo warranty service upgrades are available:

  • Warranty and maintenance service upgrades:
    • Three, four, or five years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage
    • Onsite response from next business day to 2 or 4 hours
    • Warranty extension of up to 5 years
    • Post warranty extensions
  • Hard Drive Retention

    Lenovo’s Hard Drive Retention service is a multi-drive hard drive retention offering that ensures your data is always under your control, regardless of the number of hard drives that are installed in your Lenovo server. In the unlikely event of a hard drive failure, you retain possession of your hard drive while Lenovo replaces the failed drive part. Your data stays safely on your premises, in your hands. The Hard Drive Retention service can be purchased in convenient bundles with our warranty upgrades and extensions.

  • Remote Technical Support Services (RTS)

    RTS provides comprehensive technical call center support for covered servers, storage, operating systems, and applications. Providing a single source for support of hardware and software issues, RTS can reduce problem resolution time, decreasing the cost to address technical problems and increasing uptime. Offerings are available for Windows, Linux, IBM Systems Director, VMware, Microsoft business applications, and Lenovo System x storage devices, and IBM OEM storage devices.

Regulatory compliance

The HS23 blade server conforms to the following standards:

  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class A
  • UL/IEC 60950-1
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22:2006, Class A
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A
  • Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
  • Russia/GOST ME01, IEC-60950-1, GOST R 51318.22-99, GOST R 51318.24-99, GOST R 51317.3.2-2006, GOST R 51317.3.3-99
  • IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)
  • CISPR 22, Class A

External drive enclosures

The HS23 does not support external drive enclosures. It can be used with the BladeCenter S integrated storage or external storage systems listed in the "External storage systems" section.

The BladeCenter S integrated storage is supported by the integrated LSI SAS2004 ROC controller together with the SAS connectivity card installed in the CIOv slot of the HS23. The following table lists the connectivity card.

Table 17. SAS connectivity card

Part number Description Maximum quantity
supported
43W4068 SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) 1

For more information about the BladeCenter S integrated storage, see the BladeCenter S product guide:
http://lenovopress.com/tips0977

External storage systems

The following table lists the external storage systems that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the BladeCenter HS23 in storage solutions.

Table 18. External storage systems
Part number Description
Lenovo N Series (1 Gb or 10 Gb Ethernet NAS connectivity)
70FX / 70FY* Lenovo Storage N3310
70G0 / 70G1* Lenovo Storage N4610
Lenovo Storage S2200 (1 Gb or 10 Gb iSCSI connectivity)
64114B1 Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B2 Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B3 Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64114B4 Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
Lenovo Storage S3200 (1 Gb or 10 Gb iSCSI connectivity)
64116B1 Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B2 Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B3 Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64116B4 Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis FC/iSCSI Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
IBM Storwize  (1 Gb or 10 Gb iSCSI connectivity, 8 Gb FC connectivity, 10 Gb FCoE connectivity)
6096CU2 IBM Storwize V3500 3.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit
6096CU3 IBM Storwize V3500 2.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit
6099L2C IBM Storwize V3700 3.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6099S2C IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6099T2C IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch DC Storage Controller Unit
6194L2C IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Control Enclosure
6194S2C IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Control Enclosure
6195SC5 IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit

* Machine Type; see the respective Product Guide in the NAS Storage category (http://lenovopress.com/storage/nas) for available models.

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the following categories:

External backup units

The following table lists the external backup options that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the BladeCenter HS23 in backup solutions.

Table 19. External backup options
Part number Description
External RDX USB drives
362532Y RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 320GB Cartridge
362550Y RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 500GB Cartridge
36251TY RDX External USB 3.0 Dock with 1TB Cartridge
External SAS tape backup drives
6160S5E IBM TS2250 Tape Drive Model H5S
External SAS tape backup autoloaders
6171S5R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO5 HH SAS
External tape backup libraries
61732UL IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U
61734UL IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U
Fibre Channel backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
00NA107 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Fibre Channel Drive
00NA113 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High Fibre Drive Sled
SAS backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
00NA109 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled
00NA111 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High SAS Drive Sled

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Backup units category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/backup

Lenovo Financial Services

Lenovo Financial Services reinforces Lenovo’s commitment to deliver pioneering products and services that are recognized for their quality, excellence, and trustworthiness. Lenovo Financial Services offers financing solutions and services that complement your technology solution anywhere in the world.

We are dedicated to delivering a positive finance experience for customers like you who want to maximize your purchase power by obtaining the technology you need today, protect against technology obsolescence, and preserve your capital for other uses.

We work with businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and educational institutions to finance their entire technology solution. We focus on making it easy to do business with us. Our highly experienced team of finance professionals operates in a work culture that emphasizes the importance of providing outstanding customer service. Our systems, processes and flexible policies support our goal of providing customers with a positive experience.

We finance your entire solution. Unlike others, we allow you to bundle everything you need from hardware and software to service contracts, installation costs, training fees, and sales tax. If you decide weeks or months later to add to your solution, we can consolidate everything into a single invoice.

Our Premier Client services provide large accounts with special handling services to ensure these complex transactions are serviced properly. As a premier client, you have a dedicated finance specialist who manages your account through its life, from first invoice through asset return or purchase. This specialist develops an in-depth understanding of your invoice and payment requirements. For you, this dedication provides a high-quality, easy, and positive financing experience.

For your region specific offers please ask your Lenovo sales representative or your technology provider about the use of Lenovo Financial Services. For more information, see the following Lenovo website:
http://www.lenovofs.com

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