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Reference Architecture for Workloads using Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series

Reference Architecture

23 Aug 2022
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106 pages, 3.9 MB


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

Technical overview of appliances
Deployment Models
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
Microsoft SQL Server
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
VMware Horizon
VMware vCloud Suite

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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 August 23, 2022 update:

  • Section 2.2.4, 2.3, 2.4 – Lenovo specific switch configurations and references are removed
  • Section 5 – Exchange workload is removed
  • Section 8.6.2 – Lenovo network plugins are removed
  • Section 3.2.2 – Exchange server is removed from the deployment model
  • Chapter 5 – Updated to remove SQL Server version info