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Reference Architecture for Workloads using Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series

Reference Architecture

26 Mar 2024
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This document describes the reference architecture (RA) for different workloads using the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series appliances and certified nodes. The intended audience for this document is technical IT architects, system administrators, and managers who are interested in executing workloads on these appliances. The RA provides a technical overview of the appliances and explains why the combination of Lenovo servers and Nutanix software provides best of breed system performance and reliability. The RA contains one chapter per workload which describes the workload components, performance recommendations, and deployment best practices.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Technical overview of appliances
  3. Deployment Models
  4. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  5. Microsoft SQL Server
  6. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
  7. VMware Horizon
  8. VMware vCloud Suite
  9. Veeam Backup with ThinkSystem DE/DM/DG
  10. Nutanix Cloud Platform
  11. Hybrid backup with AWS
  12. Enterprise AI with NVIDIA

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Tip: For SAP applications, see the document Reference Architecture for SAP Applications using Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series,

Change History

Changes in the March 26, 2024 update:

  • New Section 11, Hybrid backup with AWS
  • New Section 12, Enterprise AI with NVIDIA
  • Section 2.1 – Removed withdrawn processors
  • Section 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3.4 – Updated deployment model with 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and 4th Gen AMD EPYC Processors
  • Section 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.6.5 - Removed LoginVSI Pro benchmark results and added Login Enterprise results for 4th Gen Intel Scalable Processors
  • Section 4.8 & 7.8 – Updated Solution Identifier for  HX V3 systems