ThinkAgile MX3520 Appliances and MX 2U Certified Nodes (Intel Xeon SP Gen 2)Product Guide

Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkAgile MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes are designed for deploying highly available, highly scalable hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and software-defined storage (SDS) from Microsoft on Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature the 2nd generation of the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family. Available in either hybrid storage or all-flash storage, the ThinkAgile MX systems deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware that is certified for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions.

The 2U systems are available either as an Appliance or Certified Node. MX Appliances deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware, certified and preloaded with licensed Microsoft software. They also include ThinkAgile Advantage support with one single point of contact for support of the hardware and software. MX Certified Nodes deliver fully validated Lenovo hardware and firmware, certified and can be preloaded with Microsoft software. Certified Nodes do not include licenses to Microsoft software and enhanced software support.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the ThinkAgile systems, their key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the ThinkAgile MX offerings and consider their use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the June 28, 2022 update:

  • Updated the table of supported drives with new drive support - Internal drive options section
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD
  • The following GPUs are now supported - GPU adapters section
    • ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU
  • Added support for the following HBAs - Controllers for internal storage section
    • ThinkSystem 4350-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA
    • ThinkSystem 4350-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkAgile MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes are 2-socket 2U systems that are designed for deploying highly available, highly scalable hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and software-defined storage (SDS) from Microsoft on Lenovo enterprise platforms that feature the 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The MX systems are available in two storage configurations: either Hybrid (HDDs and SSDs) or All Flash (SSDs only). The MX systems deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware that is certified for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions.

The MX systems are available either as an Appliance or Certified Node:

  • MX3520-H and ThinkAgile MX Certified Node with hybrid storage (HDDs + SSDs)
  • MX3520-F and ThinkAgile MX Certified Node with all-flash storage (SSDs only)

MX Appliances deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware, certified and preloaded with licensed Microsoft Azure software. They also include ThinkAgile Advantage support with one single point of contact for support of the hardware and software.

MX Certified Nodes deliver fully validated Lenovo hardware and firmware, certified and can be preloaded with Microsoft Azure software. Certified Nodes do not include licenses to Microsoft Azure software and enhanced software support.

 

Lenovo ThinkAgile MX Certified Node
Figure 1. ThinkAgile MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes with hybrid storage

Did you know?

The MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes are built on industry-leading Lenovo ThinkSystem servers that feature enterprise-class reliability, management, and security. They deliver fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions.

The MX3520-F and MX3520-H appliances offer ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.

Key features

Combining performance and flexibility, the MX systems systems are a great choice for enterprises of all sizes. The systems offer a broad selection of processors, memory and drives, and offers high performance features that industries such as finance, healthcare and telco need. Outstanding reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) and high-efficiency design can improve your business environment and can help save operational costs.

ThinkAgile MX Series platforms offer the choice of Azure Stack HCI Appliance (Integrated System) or Azure Stack HCI Certified Node. These validated platforms help modernize on-premises infrastructure with pre-tested, pre-configured, and easy-to-order configurations, with seamless Azure integration. As a new direct and indirect Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, Lenovo offers cloud services and subscriptions through the Lenovo Cloud Marketplace, which enable HCI use cases with the ThinkAgile MX platforms.

  • The appliances include the Azure Stack HCI operating system, which is delivered as an Azure subscription service via the Microsoft CSP program. It also includes ThinkAgile Advantage support with one single point of contact for support of the hardware and warm-case transfer for software. Deployment and Update features in Windows Admin Center and tight integration with Lenovo XClarity make cluster management, hardware and software update management & enforcing site-wide policies easy for administrators. Azure hybrid by design, native integration with Azure services makes it easy for customers to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy for their workloads and use cases.
  • The certified nodes deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware that is certified for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions. These HCI Certified Nodes have the option of Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Edition for HCI functionality, and guest licenses are included.

Appliance features

The ThinkAgile MX Appliances offers the following key features:

  • Quick and convenient path to implement a hyperconverged solution powered by the new Azure Stack HCI OS with Hyper-V virtualization, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), Software Defined Storage (SDS), and Software Defined Networking (SDN) network virtualization.
  • Streamlined management of Azure Stack HCI with unified single-pane-of-glass for creating and managing VMs, S2D volumes, and virtual networks through Windows Admin Center.
  • Consistent, low latency performance with hypervisor-embedded architecture, built-in read and write cache, and support for NVMe PCIe drives.
  • Provides per-VM storage performance management with policy-driven Quality of Service (QoS) and continuous built-in monitoring and alerting with cluster-wide performance and capacity metrics.
  • Can sustain drive, server, or component failures with built-in resiliency for continuous availability.
  • GPU support to enable AI training, inferencing and data visualization scenarios, HPC workloads, virtual desktops and graphics intensive applications.
  • Built on proven and reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers that provide compute power and space efficiency for a variety of edge workloads and applications.
  • Provides comprehensive hardware management with advanced systems management capabilities with XClarity
  • Delivers fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions.
  • Ready for out-of-box deployment with the mandatory Azure Stack HCI OS preloaded, with the option to purchase a Windows Server 2019 Datacenter license if unlimited guest OS VMs are desired.
  • Includes Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.
  • Optional Lenovo deployment services to get customers up and running quickly.

Certified Node features

The ThinkAgile MX Certified Nodes offer the following key features:

  • Quick and convenient path to implement a hyperconverged solution powered by Windows Server 2019 Datacenter with Hyper-V virtualization, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), Software Defined Storage (SDS), and Software Defined Networking (SDN) network virtualization.
  • Streamlined management of Azure Stack HCI with unified single-pane-of-glass for creating and managing VMs, S2D volumes, and virtual networks through Windows Admin Center.
  • Consistent, low latency performance with hypervisor-embedded architecture, built-in read and write cache, and support for NVMe PCIe drives.
  • Provides per-VM storage performance management with policy-driven Quality of Service (QoS) and continuous built-in monitoring and alerting with cluster-wide performance and capacity metrics.
  • Can sustain drive, server, or component failures with built-in resiliency for continuous availability.
  • GPU support to enable AI training, inferencing and data visualization scenarios, HPC workloads, virtual desktops and graphics intensive applications.
  • Built on proven and reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers that provide compute power and space efficiency for a variety of edge workloads and applications.
  • Provides comprehensive hardware management with advanced systems management capabilities.
  • Delivers fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions.
  • Ready for out-of-box deployment with the optional Windows Server 2019 Datacenter, or Azure Stack HCI OS preload.
  • Provide flexibility in using the existing Microsoft Windows Server 2019 enterprise license agreements or purchasing new software licenses from Microsoft or Lenovo.
  • Optional Lenovo deployment services to get customers up and running quickly.

Hardware features

The MX systems are based on the SR650 and have the following hardware features:

Scalability and performance

The MX systems offer numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • Support one or two second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors:
    • Up to 28 cores and 56 threads per processor
    • Core speeds of up to 3.6 GHz
    • TDP ratings of up to 205 W
  • Helps maximize system performance for data intensive applications with up to 2933 MHz memory speeds and up to 3 TB of memory capacity with 3DS RDIMMs.
  • Offers flexible and scalable internal storage in a 2U rack form factor with up to 24x 2.5-inch and 2x 3.5-inch drives for performance-optimized configurations or up to 14x 3.5-inch drives for capacity-optimized configurations
  • Provides flexibility to use SAS, SATA, or NVMe drives in the same drive bays with an AnyBay design.
  • Provides I/O scalability with a LOM slot, PCIe 3.0 slot for an internal storage controller, and up to six PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 I/O expansion slots in a 2U rack form factor.

Availability and serviceability

The MX systems provide many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • Offers protection in the event of a non-correctable memory failure with Single Device Data Correction (SDDC, also known as Chipkill, requires x4-based DIMMs), Adaptive Double Device Data Correction (ADDDC, also known as Redundant Bit Steering [RBS], requires x4-based DIMMs and Intel Xeon Gold or Platinum processors), memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing.
  • Provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts (such as processors, memory DIMMs, and adapter cards) with tool-less cover removal.
  • Offers data protection and greater system uptime with hot-swap drives supporting basic or advanced RAID redundancy.
  • Provides availability for business-critical applications with redundant hot-swap power supplies and redundant hot-swap system fans.
  • Simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability with light path diagnostics.
  • Allows preventive actions in advance of possible failure, thereby increasing server uptime and application availability with Proactive Platform Alerts (including PFA and SMART alerts) for processors, voltage regulators, memory, internal storage (SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs, NVMe SSDs, M.2 storage, flash storage adapters), fans, power supplies, and server ambient and sub-component temperatures.
  • Continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failure to minimize downtime with Built-in XClarity Controller (XCC).
  • Provides quick access to system status, firmware, network, health, and alerts information via Virtual Operator Panel from the XClarity Mobile App running on the Android or iOS mobile device that is connected to the front USB port with XClarity Controller access.
  • Speeds up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time with diagnostics built into the XClarity Provisioning Manager.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the MX systems and deliver enterprise-class data protection:

  • Provides advanced service processor control, monitoring, and alerting functions with XClarity Controller, a next generation service processor.
  • Improves Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) system setup, configuration, updates, simplified error handling, and operating system deployment with the embedded XClarity Provisioning Manager.
  • Offers XClarity Essentials software tools that can help you set up, use, and maintain the server.
  • Increases uptime, reduces costs, and improves productivity through advanced server management capabilities with Lenovo XClarity Administrator that provides comprehensive hardware management.
  • Provides on-the-go monitoring and management of devices in XClarity Administrator from anywhere with the Lenovo XClarity mobile app, which can help improve efficiency and reduce downtime risks.
  • Centralizes infrastructure resource management with Lenovo XClarity Integrators for VMware vCenter and Microsoft System Center, extending XClarity Administrator features to virtualization management software tools and enabling users to deploy and manage infrastructure end-to-end.
  • Offers advanced cryptographic functionality (such as digital signatures and remote attestation) with an integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
  • Provides faster, stronger encryption with industry-standard AES NI support.
  • Helps prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks with Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality, when combined with a supporting operating system.
  • Enhances security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks with Intel Trusted Execution Technology, allowing an application to run in its own isolated space, protected from all other software running on a system.

Energy efficiency

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

  • Delivers impressive compute power per watt, featuring 80 PLUS Titanium and Platinum redundant power supplies.
  • Enables customers to lower energy costs with design to meet ASHRAE A4 standards in select configurations.
  • Reduces power drawn with Intel Intelligent Power Capability that powers individual processor elements on and off as needed.
  • Helps reduce power consumption with variable speed fans.
  • Helps achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs with Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager that provides advanced data center power notification, analysis, and policy-based management.

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front view of the MX systems for hybrid storage.

MX Certified Node front view
Figure 2. Front view - ThinkAgile MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes for Hybrid Storage with 3.5-inch drives

The following figure shows the front view of the MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes for All Flash Storage.

MX Certified Node for All Flash front view
Figure 3. Front view - ThinkAgile MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes for All Flash Storage with 2.5-inch drives

The front of the MX systems includes the following components:

  • 12x LFF hot-swap drive bays or 24x SFF hot-swap drive bays
  • One USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access
  • One USB 3.0 port
  • A Power button
  • Status LEDs

The following figure shows the rear view of the MX systems.

MX Certified Node rear view
Figure 4. Rear view - ThinkAgile MX systems for Hybrid storage

The following figure shows the rear view of the MX systems.

MX Certified Node for All Flash Storage rear view
Figure 5. Rear view - ThinkAgile MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes for All Flash Storage

The rear of the MX systems includes the following components:

  • 2x LFF hot-swap drive bays (Hybrid storage)
  • PCIe 3.0 expansion slots
    • 3 slots in systems for Hybrid storage
    • 6 slots in systems for All Flash storage
  • One LOM slot
  • One 1 GbE port for XClarity Controller
  • One VGA port
  • Two USB 3.0 ports
  • Two hot-swap power supplies

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes.

Table 1. Specifications of the MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes
Attribute Specification
Machine types MX3520-H Appliance: 7D5R
MX3520-F Appliance: 7D5R
MX Certified Nodes: 7Z20
Form factor 2U rack-mount
Processor Two 2nd Gen Intel Xeon scalable processors
Chipset Intel C624
Memory 24 DIMM slots for TruDDR4 RDIMMs (up to 12 DIMMs per processor; six memory channels per processor with two DIMMs per channel) with support for the following RDIMM capacities:
  • 32 GB Performance+ 2933 MHz
  • 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB 2933 MHz
  • 16 GB and 32 GB 2666 MHz
Persistent memory Up to 12x 128 GB or 256 GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz PMem modules in the DIMM slots.
Memory capacity
  • Memory DIMMs only: Up to 1.5 TB with 24x 64GB RDIMMs
  • Memory DIMMs and DCPMMs: Up to 3.75 TB with 12x 64GB RDIMMs + 12x 256GB PMem
Memory protection Error correction code (ECC), Single Device Data Correction (SDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs), Adaptive Double Device Data Correction (ADDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs, requires Intel Xeon Gold or Platinum processors), patrol scrubbing, and demand scrubbing.
Drive bays

Systems with All Flash storage:

  • 24 SFF hot-swap drive bays:
    • 20x 2.5" SAS/SATA (capacity drives) + 4x 2.5" AnyBay (cache or capacity)
    • 12x 2.5" SAS/SATA (not used) + 12x 2.5" AnyBay (for NVMe PCIe drives)
  • 16 SFF hot-swap drive bays:
    • 12x 2.5" SAS/SATA (capacity drives) + 4x 2.5" AnyBay (cache or capacity)
    • 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA (not used) + 8x 2.5" AnyBay (for NVMe PCIe drives)

Systems with Hybrid storage:

  • 14 LFF hot-swap drive bays:
    • 12x 3.5" SAS/SATA (front) + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    • 8x 3.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 3.5" AnyBay (front) + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
Storage controller
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA non-RAID:
    • 430-8i HBA
    • 430-16i HBA
  • NVMe controllers (All Flash systems only):
    • Onboard NVMe (non-RAID)
    • 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter (non-RAID)
Network interfaces
  • PCIe adapter ports (required):
    • 2x or 4x 10/25 GbE SFP28 ports; or
    • 1x or 2x 10/40 GbE SFP28 ports; or
    • 2x or 4x 100 GbE SFP28 ports
  • LOM ports (optional): 2x or 4x 1 GbE RJ-45, or 1/10 GbE RJ-45, or 10 GbE SFP+ ports.
Boot drive 2x M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs (RAID-1).
I/O expansion slots

Systems with All Flash storage: Up to seven slots:

  • Configurations with 10/25 GbE network adapters and from 1 to 4 NVMe PCIe SSDs, or configurations with 100 GbE network adapters:
    • Slot 1 (Riser Card 1): PCIe 3.0 x16 (for the second 100 GbE network adapter or NVMe Switch Adapter)
    • Slot 3 (Riser Card 1): PCIe 3.0 x8 (for the second 10/25 GbE network adapter)
  • Configurations with 10/25 GbE network adapters and from 5 to 12 NVMe PCIe SSDs:
    • Slot 1 (Riser Card 1): PCIe 3.0 x8 (not used)
    • Slot 2 (Riser Card 1): PCIe 3.0 x8 (for the second 10/25 GbE network adapter)
    • Slot 3 (Riser Card 1): PCIe 3.0 x8 (not used)
  • Slot 4 (Onboard): PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller)
  • Slot 5 (Riser Card 2): PCIe 3.0 x16 (for an internal storage controller or NVMe Switch Adapter)
  • Slot 6 (Riser Card 2): PCIe 3.0 x16 (for the first 10/25 GbE or 100 GbE network adapter)
  • Slot 7 (Onboard): PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller)

Systems with Hybrid storage: Four slots:

  • Slot 4 (Onboard): PCIe 3.0 x8 (for the second 10/25 GbE network adapter)
  • Slot 5 (Riser Card 2): PCIe 3.0 x16 (for the second 100 GbE network adapter)
  • Slot 6 (Riser Card 2): PCIe 3.0 x16 (for the first 10/25 GbE or 100 GbE network adapter)
  • Slot 7 (Onboard): PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller)
Ports
  • Front: 1x USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access, 1x USB 3.0 port.
  • Rear: 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x VGA port, 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port for systems management.
Cooling Six hot-swap system fans with N+1 redundancy.
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 1100 W (100-240 V) or 1600 W (200-240 V) High Efficiency Platinum power supplies.
Video Matrox G200 with 16 MB memory integrated into the XClarity Controller. Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 at 60 Hz with 32 bits per pixel.
Hot-swap parts SSDs, HDDs, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), proactive platform alerts, light path diagnostics, Lenovo XClarity Administrator (optional), Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Microsoft System Center (optional), Lenovo XClarity Integrator for Microsoft Admin Center (optional), Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager (optional).
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, secure firmware updates, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or 2.0 (configurable UEFI setting).
Software

Appliances: Microsoft Azure Stack HCI operating system is preloaded, with an option to purchase a Windows Server 2019 license (Standard or Datacenter edition) to provide guest OS licenses for virtual machines running in the solution. Standard edition provides 2 guest OS licenses, while Datacenter edition provides unlimited guest OS licenses.

Certified Nodes: Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition can be optionally preloaded. Having the Azure Stack HCI operating system preloaded is not currently an option for a Certified Node.

Warranty and support

Appliances: Three-, four-, or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited hardware warranty with ThinkAgile Advantage Support and selectable service levels: 9x5 next business day (NBD) parts delivered, 9x5 NBD onsite response, 24x7 coverage with 2-hour or 4-hour onsite response, or 6-hour or 24-hour committed repair (select areas). Also available are YourDrive YourData, Premier Support, and Enterprise Software Support.

Certified Nodes:Three-, four-, or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with selectable service levels: 9x5 coverage with next business day (NBD) parts delivered (base warranty), 9x5 coverage with NBD onsite response (Foundation Service), 24x7 coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (select areas) (Essential Service), or 24x7 coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (select areas) (Advanced Service). Also available are 1-year and 2-year post-warranty extensions, YourDrive YourData, and Enterprise Software Support.

Dimensions Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.), width: 445 mm (17.5 in.), depth: 720 mm (28.3 in.).
Weight Maximum configuration: 32 kg (70.5 lb).

Models

Factory-integrated models of the MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes are configured by using the Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC):
http://dcsc.lenovo.com

During the configuration process, you are selecting the base Configure-to-Order (CTO) model first, and then you are selecting components (processors, memory, drives, network adapters, and software) for that model.

The following table lists the base CTO models:

Table 2. Base CTO models
Machine Type/Model Description
7D5RCTO1WW ThinkAgile MX3520-H Hybrid Appliance
7Z20CTO1WW ThinkAgile MX 2U Certified Node - Hybrid (MX Hybrid)
7D5RCTO2WW ThinkAgile MX3520-F All Flash Appliance
7Z20CTO2WW ThinkAgile MX 2U Certified Node - All Flash (MX All Flash)

Models of the MX systems are defined based on whether the systems have 16x 2.5-inch, 24x 2.5-inch or 12x 3.5-inch drive bays at the front. For models, the feature codes for these chassis bases are as listed in the following table.

Table 3. Chassis base feature codes
Feature Description Maximum supported
MX3520-H MX Hybrid MX3520-F MX All Flash
B4E2 ThinkAgile MX 2U 3.5" Chassis with 8 or 12 Bays 1 1 No No
B4E3 ThinkAgile MX 2U 2.5" Chassis with 8, 16 or 24 Bays No No 1 1

Processors

The MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes ship with two processors. The following table lists the processor options that are available for selection.

For details about these options, including configuration rules, see the SR650 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1050-thinksystem-sr650-server#processors

Table 4. Processors
Feature Description Maximum supported
MX3520-H MX Hybrid MX3520-F MX All Flash
Intel Xeon Silver processors
B4HT Intel Xeon Silver 4208 8C 85W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HS Intel Xeon Silver 4210 10C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B7N5 Intel Xeon Silver 4210R 10C 100W 2.4GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HR Intel Xeon Silver 4214 12C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B7N6 Intel Xeon Silver 4214R 12C 100W 2.4GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HQ Intel Xeon Silver 4215 8C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
BAZU Intel Xeon Silver 4215R 8C 130W 3.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HP Intel Xeon Silver 4216 16C 100W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
Intel Xeon Gold processors
B4HN Intel Xeon Gold 5215 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4P9 Intel Xeon Gold 5215L 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HM Intel Xeon Gold 5217 8C 115W 3.0GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HL Intel Xeon Gold 5218 16C 125W 2.3GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
BAZS Intel Xeon Gold 5218R 20C 125W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B5S0 Intel Xeon Gold 5218N 16C 110W 2.3GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HK Intel Xeon Gold 5220 18C 125W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B7N9 Intel Xeon Gold 5220R 24C 150W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B6CV Intel Xeon Gold 6222V 20C 115W 1.8GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B6CL Intel Xeon Gold 6226 12C 125W 2.7GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
BAZW Intel Xeon Gold 6226R 16C 150W 2.9GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HJ Intel Xeon Gold 6230 20C 125W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
BAZX Intel Xeon Gold 6230R 26C 150W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B6CK Intel Xeon Gold 6234 8C 130W 3.3GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B6CJ Intel Xeon Gold 6238 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B6CR Intel Xeon Gold 6238L 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
BAZL Intel Xeon Gold 6238R 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HH Intel Xeon Gold 6240 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B6CS Intel Xeon Gold 6240L 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
BAZM Intel Xeon Gold 6240R 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HG Intel Xeon Gold 6242 16C 150W 2.8GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HF Intel Xeon Gold 6244 8C 150W 3.6GHz Processor No No 2 2
B4HE Intel Xeon Gold 6248 20C 150W 2.5GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HC Intel Xeon Gold 6252 24C 150W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HD Intel Xeon Gold 6254 18C 200W 3.1GHz Processor No No No 2
B6CU Intel Xeon Gold 6262V 24C 135W 1.9GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
B5RZ Intel Xeon Platinum 8253 16C 125W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HB Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4P7 Intel Xeon Platinum 8260L 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4HA Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 24C 205W 2.9GHz Processor No No 2 2
B4H9 Intel Xeon Platinum 8270 26C 205W 2.7GHz Processor No No 2 2
B4H8 Intel Xeon Platinum 8276 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4P6 Intel Xeon Platinum 8276L 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2
B4H7 Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 28C 205W 2.7GHz Processor No No 2 2
B4P5 Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L 28C 205W 2.7GHz Processor No No 2 2

Memory

The MX systems systems support the following memory options.

For details about these options, including configuration rules, see the SR650 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1050-thinksystem-sr650-server#processors

Table 5. Memory
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
MX3520-H MX Hybrid MX3520-F MX All Flash
RDIMMs - 2933 MHz Performance+
4X77A12185 B5N7 ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 24 24 24 24
RDIMMs - 2933 MHz
4ZC7A08706 B4H1 ThinkSystem 8GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (1Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 24 24 24 24
4ZC7A08707 B4LY ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2933 MHz (1Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 24 24 24 24
4ZC7A08708 B4H2 ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 24 24 24 24
4ZC7A08709 B4H3 ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 24 24 24 24
4ZC7A08710 B4H4 ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 24 24 24 24
RDIMMs - 2666 MHz
7X77A01303 AUNC ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 24 24 24 24
7X77A01304 AUND ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 24 24 24 24

Persistent memory

The MX systems systems support the following Persistent Memory options.

For details about these options, including configuration rules, see the SR650 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1050-thinksystem-sr650-server#persistent-memory

For more information about Persistent memory, see the Intel Optane Persistent Memory 100 Series product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1066-intel-optane-persistent-memory-100-series

Table 6. Persistent memory
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
MX3520-H MX Hybrid MX3520-F MX All Flash
4ZC7A15110 B4LV ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 2666MHz (1.2V) Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory 12 12 12 12
4ZC7A15111 B4LW ThinkSystem 256GB TruDDR4 2666MHz (1.2V) Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory 12 12 12 12

Configuration rules:

Internal storage

Internal storage configurations of the MX systems are as follows.

In this section:

Hybrid storage systems

The MX systems for Hybrid Storage support the following drive bay configurations:

  • 14 hot-swap drive bays:
    • 12x 3.5" SAS/SATA (front) + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
    • 8x 3.5" SAS/SATA & 4x 3.5" AnyBay (front) + 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)

The following figure shows the internal drive bay configurations for Hybrid storage.

Drive bay configurations for Hybrid
Figure 6. Drive bay configurations for Hybrid storage

Configuration notes for systems with Hybrid storage:

  • The AnyBay 12-Bay Backplane (AUR8) is required for selection if the NVMe PCIe SSDs are used as cache drives. If the NVMe PCIe SSDs are not used, the SATA/SAS 12-Bay Backplane (AUR9) must be selected.
  • The Rear HDD Kit (AURZ) is pre-selected, and it cannot be removed from the configuration.

The following table lists internal storage configurations with the SAS/SATA and AnyBay backplanes.

Table 7. Internal storage configurations: 12 LFF front and 2 LFF rear drive bays
Hot-swap drive bay
configuration
Backplane kit type and quantity Storage controller type and quantity*
12x3.5"
SATA/
SAS
12x3.5"
Any
Bay
2x3.5"
Rear
HDD
12x 3.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
1 0 1 1x 430-16i HBA (14)
8x 3.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
4x 3.5" AnyBay (front) +
2x 3.5" SAS/SATA (rear)
0 1 1 1x 430-16i HBA (14) + 1x Onboard NVMe (4)

* The number in brackets (x) specifies the quantity of drive bays connected to each of the controllers.

All Flash storage systems

The MX systems for All Flash Storage support the following drive bay configurations:

  • 24 hot-swap drive bays:
    • 20x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 4x 2.5" AnyBay.
    • 12x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 12x 2.5" AnyBay.
  • 16 hot-swap drive bays:
    • 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 8x 2.5" AnyBay.
    • 12x 2.5" SAS/SATA + 4x 2.5" AnyBay.

The following figure shows the internal drive bay configurations for All Flash storage.

Drive bay configurations for All Flash storage
Figure 7. Drive bay configurations for All Flash storage

Configuration notes for systems with All Flash storage:

  • Storage configurations with 16 drive bays are only available when processors of 200 W or 205 W TDP or Gold 6244 processors are selected.
  • The onboard NVMe interface and the 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter provide 4x PCIe 3.0 x4 ports each for JBOD (non-RAID) connectivity to NVMe PCIe SSDs in the AnyBay drive bays.

The following table lists supported internal storage configurations.

Table 8. Internal storage configurations

Drive quantity
(min / max)
Hot-swap drive bay
configuration
Backplane type and
quantity
Storage controller type and quantity^
Cache Capacity 8x2.5"
SATA/
SAS
8x2.5"
Any
Bay
0 / 4* 0 / 16 12x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
4x 2.5" AnyBay (front)
1 1 1x 430-16i HBA (16) + 1x Onboard NVMe (4)
0 / 4** 0 / 24 20x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
4x 2.5" AnyBay
 (front)
2 1 3x 430-8i HBA (8+8+8) + 1x Onboard NVMe (4)
5 / 8** None 8x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
8x 2.5" AnyBay
 (front)
0 2 2x 430-8i HBA (8+8) + 1x Onboard NVMe (4) + 1x 1610-4P NVMe (4)
9 / 12** None 12x 2.5" SAS/SATA (front) +
12x 2.5" AnyBay (front)
0 3 3x 430-8i HBA (8+8+8) + 1x Onboard NVMe (4) + 2x 1610-4P NVMe (4+4)

^ The numbers in brackets (x or x+y or x+y+z) specify the quantity of drive bays connected to each of the controllers.
* Supported only in the configurations with processors of 200 W or 205 W TDP, or Gold 6244 processors.
** Not supported in the configurations with processors of 200 W or 205 W TDP, or Gold 6244 processors.

Backplanes

The choice of backplanes supported varies by system, as listed in the following table.

For details about these options, including configuration rules, see the SR650 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1050-thinksystem-sr650-server#internal-storage

Table 9. Backplanes
Feature Description Maximum supported
MX3520-H MX Hybrid MX3520-F MX All Flash
Front drive bays
AURA ThinkSystem 2U/Twr 2.5" SATA/SAS 8-Bay Backplane No No 2 2
AUR5 ThinkSystem 2U/Twr 2.5" AnyBay 8-Bay Backplane No No 3 3
AUR6 ThinkSystem 2U 3.5" SATA/SAS 8-Bay Backplane 1 1 No No
AUR9 ThinkSystem 2U 3.5" SATA/SAS 12-Bay Backplane 1 1 No No
AUR8 ThinkSystem 2U 3.5" AnyBay 12-Bay Backplane 1 1 No No
Rear drive bays
AURZ ThinkSystem SR590/SR650 Rear HDD/SSD Kit 1 1 No No

Boot drive enablement

For OS boot functions, the systems also support one or two M.2 drives installed on an adapter internal to the server. The following table lists the supported controllers/enablement kits for M.2 boot drives.

The M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit (AUMV) is connected to the Intel PCH via the PCIe link, and the kit supports two M.2 SATA SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group for a boot volume.

For details about these options, including configuration rules, see the SR650 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1050-thinksystem-sr650-server#internal-storage

Table 10. Boot drive enablement
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
MX3520-H MX Hybrid MX3520-F MX All Flash
7Y37A01093 AUMV ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit 1 1 1 1

Controllers for internal storage

The MX systems support the following internal storage controllers.

Systems with All Flash storage:

  • 24 SFF hot-swap drive bays:
    • Configurations with capacity drives:
      • 3x 430-8i or 440-8i HBAs (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA non-RAID).
      • 1x Onboard NVMe (non-RAID).
    • Configurations with NVMe PCIe SSDs (no capacity drives):
      • 3x 430-8i or 440-8i HBAs (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA non-RAID).
      • 1x Onboard NVMe (non-RAID).
      • 2x 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapters (non-RAID).
  • 16 SFF hot-swap drive bays:
    • Configurations with capacity drives:
      • 1x 430-16i or 440-16i HBAs (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA non-RAID).
      • 1x Onboard NVMe (non-RAID).
    • Configurations with NVMe PCIe SSDs (no capacity drives):
      • 2x 430-8i or 440-16i HBAs (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA non-RAID).
      • 1x Onboard NVMe (non-RAID).
      • 1x 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter (non-RAID).

Systems with Hybrid storage:

  • 14 LFF hot-swap drive bays:
    • 1x 430-16i or 440-16i HBA (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA non-RAID)
    • 1x Onboard NVMe (non-RAID)

For details about these options, including configuration rules, see the SR650 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1050-thinksystem-sr650-server#controllers-for-internal-storage

Table 11. Controllers for internal storage
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
MX3520-H MX Hybrid MX3520-F MX All Flash
12 Gb SAS/SATA non-RAID HBAs
7Y37A01088 AUNL ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 1 1 3 3
4Y37A78601 BM51 ThinkSystem 440-8i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA 1 1 3 3
4Y37A72480 BJHH ThinkSystem 4350-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 1 1 4 4
7Y37A01089 AUNM ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 1 1 1 1
4Y37A78602 BM50 ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA 1 1 1 1
4Y37A72481 BJHJ ThinkSystem 4350-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 2 2 1 1
NVMe PCIe interfaces
7Y37A01081 AUV2 ThinkSystem 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter No No 2 2

Internal drive options

This section lists the supported drives:

This section lists the supported drives for internal storage.

Configurations with All Flash storage:

  • In the configurations with capacity drives, from 4 to 24 capacity SSDs are required for selection, depending on the quantity of the NVMe PCIe cache drives:
    • No cache SSDs: From 4 to 24 capacity SSDs.
    • From 1 to 4 cache SSDs: From 4 to 20 capacity SSDs.
  • In the configurations without capacity drives, from 4 to 12 PCIe NVMe SSDs are required for selection.
  • All cache SSDs in the certified node must be of the same model and capacity. All capacity SSDs in the certified node must be of the same model and capacity.

Configurations with Hybrid storage:

  • A minimum of four and a maximum of ten capacity HDDs must be selected. All HDDs must be of the same type and capacity.
  • A minimum of two and a maximum of four cache SSDs must be selected. All SSDs must be of the same model and capacity.

Boot drives

The MX systems systems support the following drive for boot functions.

Table 12. Boot drives
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
MX3520-H MX Hybrid MX3520-F MX All Flash
7SD7A05703 B11V ThinkSystem M.2 5100 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2 2
4XB7A17073 B919 ThinkSystem M.2 5300 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2 2

Internal drives for MX3520-H

The following table lists the drives support in the MX3520-H. The drives are classified as either Cache drives, Capacity drives, or both. The quantities listed in the table are the maximum supported for each drive option. For cache drives, a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 drives is required.

Table 13. MX3520-H
Part number Feature Description Hybrid Storage
Cache Capacity
3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
7XB7A00043 AUU6 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 14
7XB7A00044 AUU7 ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 14
7XB7A00045 B0YR ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 14
7XB7A00046 AUUG ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 14
7XB7A00067 B117 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 14
4XB7A13906 B496 ThinkSystem 3.5" 14TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 14
3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA HDDs
7XB7A00051 AUU8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 10
7XB7A00052 AUUA ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
7XB7A00053 AUU9 ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
7XB7A00054 AUUB ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
7XB7A00068 B118 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
4XB7A13907 B497 ThinkSystem 3.5" 14TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A10234 B4Y8 ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 No
4XB7A17066 B8HT ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 No
4XB7A17043 B8JN ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 No
4XB7A17067 B8JK ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 No
3.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
4XB7A17155 BCFM ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5600 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 4 No
4XB7A17156 BCFJ ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5600 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 4 No
4XB7A17157 BCFQ ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5600 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 4 No
3.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs

Internal drives for MX Hybrid

The following table lists the drives support in the MX Hybrid. The drives are classified as either Cache drives, Capacity drives, or both. The quantities listed in the table are the maximum supported for each drive option. For cache drives, a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 drives is required.

Table 14. MX Hybrid
Part number Feature Description Hybrid Storage
Cache Capacity
3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
7XB7A00043 AUU6 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 10
7XB7A00044 AUU7 ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
7XB7A00045 B0YR ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
7XB7A00046 AUUG ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
7XB7A00067 B117 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
4XB7A13906 B496 ThinkSystem 3.5" 14TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA HDDs
7XB7A00051 AUU8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 10
7XB7A00052 AUUA ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
7XB7A00053 AUU9 ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
7XB7A00054 AUUB ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
7XB7A00068 B118 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
4XB7A13907 B497 ThinkSystem 3.5" 14TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 10
3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A10234 B4Y8 ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 No
4XB7A17066 B8HT ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 No
4XB7A17043 B8JN ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 No
4XB7A17067 B8JK ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 4 No
3.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
4XB7A17155 BCFM ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5600 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 4 No
4XB7A17156 BCFJ ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5600 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 4 No
4XB7A17157 BCFQ ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5600 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 4 No

Internal drives for MX3520-F

The following table lists the drives support in the MX3520-F. The drives are classified as either Cache drives, Capacity drives, or both. The quantities listed in the table are the maximum supported for each drive option. For cache drives, a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 drives is required. 

Table 15. MX3520-F
Part number Feature Description All Flash Storage
Cache Capacity
2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A17062 B8HU ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17063 B8J4 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17064 B8JD ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A38176 B91B ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 1.92TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17054 B91C ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 3.84TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17055 B91D ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 7.68TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
4XB7A17125 BA7Q ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17126 BA4T ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17127 BA4U ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17128 BK7L ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17088 B8HY ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17089 B8J6 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17090 B8JE ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17091 B8J7 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17101 BA7G ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17102 BA7H ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17103 BA7J ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17104 BK77 ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17105 BK78 ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17078 B8J5 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17079 B8JP ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17080 B8J2 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A13622 B49B ThinkSystem 2.5" S4510 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A13623 B49C ThinkSystem 2.5" S4510 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
2.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
4XB7A17152 BCFV ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 12 No
4XB7A17153 BCFR ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 12 No
4XB7A17154 BCFS ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 12 No
2.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs
7N47A00081 AUMJ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P4800X 375GB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 12 No
7N47A00083 B2ZJ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P4800X 750GB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 12 No
4XB7A13936 B589 ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 12 No

Internal drives for MX All Flash

The following table lists the drives support in the MX All Flash. The drives are classified as either Cache drives, Capacity drives, or both. The quantities listed in the table are the maximum supported for each drive option. For cache drives, a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 drives is required.

Table 16. MX All Flash
Part number Feature Description All Flash Storage
Cache Capacity
2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A17062 B8HU ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17063 B8J4 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17064 B8JD ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A38176 B91B ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 1.92TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17054 B91C ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 3.84TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17055 B91D ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 7.68TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
4XB7A17125 BA7Q ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17126 BA4T ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17127 BA4U ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17128 BK7L ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17088 B8HY ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17089 B8J6 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17090 B8JE ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17091 B8J7 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17101 BA7G ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17102 BA7H ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17103 BA7J ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17104 BK77 ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17105 BK78 ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A17078 B8J5 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17079 B8JP ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17080 B8J2 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A13622 B49B ThinkSystem 2.5" S4510 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A13623 B49C ThinkSystem 2.5" S4510 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
2.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
4XB7A17152 BCFV ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 12 No
4XB7A17153 BCFR ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 12 No
4XB7A17154 BCFS ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 12 No
2.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs
7N47A00081 AUMJ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P4800X 375GB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 12 No
7N47A00083 B2ZJ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P4800X 750GB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 12 No
4XB7A13936 B589 ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 12 No

I/O expansion

The MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes provide up to four (Hybrid systems) or seven (All Flash) PCIe slots:

  • 3x PCIe 3.0 slots on the Riser Card 1 (only available in All Flash systems)
  • 1x PCIe 3.0 slot on the system planar
  • 2x PCIe 3.0 slots on the Riser Card 2
  • 1x internal PCIe 3.0 slot on the system planar that is dedicated to an internal storage controller
  • 1x LOM slot for networking

On systems with Hybrid storage, Riser Card 1 is replaced with two 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays. The locations of the PCIe slots are shown in the Components and connectors.

The following table lists the PCIe Riser Card options.

Table 17. PCIe Riser selections
Feature Description Maximum supported
MX3520-H MX Hybrid MX3520-F MX All Flash
Riser Card 1 options (slots 1, 2, and 3)
AUR4 ThinkSystem 2U x8/x8/x8 PCIE FH Riser 1 No No 1 1
AUR3 ThinkSystem SR550/SR650 x16/x8 PCIe FH Riser 1 Kit No No 1 1
Riser Card 2 option (slots 5 and 6)
AURC ThinkSystem SR550/SR590/SR650 x16/x8(or x16) PCIe FH Riser 2 Kit 1 1 1 1

Network adapters

The MX systems systems support the following networking options.

For details about these options, including configuration rules, see the SR650 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1050-thinksystem-sr650-server#i-o-expansion
https://lenovopress.com/lp1050-thinksystem-sr650-server#network-adapters

Table 18. LOM network adapters
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
MX3520-H MX Hybrid MX3520-F MX All Flash
LOM cards - 1 Gb Ethernet
7ZT7A00544 AUKG ThinkSystem 1Gb 2-port RJ45 LOM 1 1 1 1
7ZT7A00545 AUKH ThinkSystem 1Gb 4-port RJ45 LOM 1 1 1 1
LOM cards - 10 Gb Ethernet
7ZT7A00548 AUKL ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port Base-T LOM 1 1 1 1
7ZT7A00546 AUKJ ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port SFP+ LOM 1 1 1 1
7ZT7A00549 AUKM ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port Base-T LOM 1 1 1 1
7ZT7A00547 AUKK ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port SFP+ LOM 1 1 1 1
Table 19. PCIe network adapters
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
MX3520-H MX Hybrid MX3520-F MX All Flash
1 Gb Ethernet
7ZT7A00534 AUZY ThinkSystem I350-T2 PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 2 No 2 No
25 Gb Ethernet
01GR250 AUAJ Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 2 2 2 2
4XC7A62580 BE4U ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 2 2 2 2
4XC7A08295 BCD6 ThinkSystem Intel E810-DA2 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 2 2 2 2
40 Gb Ethernet
00MM950 ATRN Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 1x40GbE QSFP+ Adapter 2 2 2 2
100 Gb Ethernet
00MM960 ATRP Mellanox ConnectX-4 2x100GbE/EDR IB QSFP28 VPI Adapter 2 2 2 2
4XC7A08248 B8PP ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 Dx 100GbE QSFP56 2-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 2 2 2 2
4C57A14177 B4R9 ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR100/100GbE QSFP56 1-port PCIe VPI Adapter 2 2 2 2
4C57A14178 B4RA ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR100/100GbE QSFP56 2-port PCIe VPI Adapter 2 2 2 2

Configuration notes:

  • A minimum of one and a maximum of two PCIe network adapters can be selected. If two PCIe network adapters are used, they must be of the same model.
  • The selection of a LOM card is optional (a LOM card is not supported for RDMA storage traffic and can be used only for the external network connectivity to the cluster).
  • A two-node cluster supports direct node-to-node (no external switch is needed) or switched (an external switch is needed) network connectivity with the network ports on the PCIe network adapters. For three or more nodes, an external switch is required.

GPU adapters

The MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes support graphics processing units (GPUs) listed in the following table.

Refer to the ThinkSystem SR650 product guide for the configuration rules for GPU adapters:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1050-thinksystem-sr650-server#gpu-adapters

Table 20. GPU adapters
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
MX3520-H MX Hybrid MX3520-F MX All Flash
Single-wide PCIe x16 GPU adapters
4X67A71311 BFTZ ThinkSystem NVIDIA A10 24GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU 4 4 4 4
4X67A14926 B4YB ThinkSystem NVIDIA T4 16GB PCIe Passive GPU 5 5 5 5
4X67A81547 BP05 ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU 5 5 5 5
Double-wide PCIe x16 GPU adapters
4X67A13135 BEL5 ThinkSystem NVIDIA A100 40GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU 2 2 2 2
4X67A76581 BJHG ThinkSystem NVIDIA A30 24GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU 2 2 2 2
4X67A65441 BCGR ThinkSystem NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 48GB PCIe Passive GPU 2 No 2 No
4X67A13125 BB2D ThinkSystem NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 24GB PCIe Passive GPU 2 No 2 No

Software

The MX Appliances include the preloaded Azure Stack HCI operating system only and requires activation via a CSP such as Lenovo Cloud Marketplace, with the option to purchase a Windows Server 2019 Datacenter or Windows Server 2022 Datacenter license if unlimited guest OS VMs are desired.

The MX Certified Nodes can optionally have Windows Server 2019 Datacenter, Windows Server 2022 Datacenter, or Azure Stack HCI OS preinstalled. Customers can use existing Windows Server Datacenter software licenses, or they can purchase new software licenses from Lenovo or Microsoft. If the licenses are purchased from Lenovo, Windows Server can be factory-installed or shipped in the box with the Certified Node for the installation at the customer site.

The following table lists the Windows Server Datacenter software options that are available for selection from Lenovo for Certified Nodes.

Table 21. Windows Server Datacenter software selection options (Certified Nodes only)
Feature code Description
Windows Server 2022 Datacenter (Factory installed)
BPA7 Windows Server Datacenter 2022 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - English (factory installed)
Windows Server 2022 Datacenter (Not preinstalled)
BPA3 Windows Server Datacenter 2022 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Multilanguage (not pre-installed)
BPA4 Windows Server Datacenter 2022 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Simplified Chinese (not pre-installed)
BPA5 Windows Server Datacenter 2022 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Traditional Chinese (not pre-installed)
BPA6 Windows Server Datacenter 2022 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Japanese (not pre-installed)
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (Factory installed)
B6P2 Windows Server Datacenter 2019 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - English (factory installed)
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (Not preinstalled)
B6NY Windows Server Datacenter 2019 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Multilanguage (not pre-installed)
B6P0 Windows Server Datacenter 2019 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Simplified Chinese (not pre-installed)
B6P1 Windows Server Datacenter 2019 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Traditional Chinese (not pre-installed)
B6NZ Windows Server Datacenter 2019 for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI - Japanese (not pre-installed)

Configuration notes:

  • The selection of Windows Server software licenses is optional.
  • The quantity of core-based licenses should be sufficient to cover all processor cores in the system.

Warranty and support

The ThinkAgile MX Appliances can be configured with a three-, four, or five-year hardware warranty with 24x7 ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support (Lenovo appliance hardware and Microsoft software) and various levels of coverage with a defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions. For more information refer to the Lenovo Support Plan - MX Appliance support plan, available from https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT511522.

The ThinkAgile MX Certified Nodes can be configured with a three-, four-, or five-year hardware warranty and various levels of service coverage with a defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

The MX3520 Appliances and MX Certified Nodes have a 3-year base warranty:

  • 7D5R - 2U Appliance - 3 year warranty
  • 7Z20 - 2U Certified Node - 3 year warranty

The standard warranty terms are customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite (for field-replaceable units FRUs only) with standard call center support during normal business hours and 9x5 Next Business Day Parts Delivered.

Lenovo’s additional support services provide a sophisticated, unified support structure for your data center, with an experience consistently ranked number one in customer satisfaction worldwide. Available offerings include:

  • Premier Support

    Premier Support provides a Lenovo-owned customer experience and delivers direct access to technicians skilled in hardware, software, and advanced troubleshooting, in addition to the following:

    • Direct technician-to-technician access through a dedicated phone line
    • 24x7x365 remote support
    • Single point of contact service
    • End to end case management
    • Third-party collaborative software support
    • Online case tools and live chat support
    • On-demand remote system analysis
  • Warranty Upgrade (Preconfigured Support)

    Services are available to meet the on-site response time targets that match the criticality of your systems.

    • 3, 4, or 5 years of service coverage
    • 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions
    • Foundation Service: 9x5 service coverage with next business day onsite response. YourDrive YourData is an optional extra (see below).
    • Essential Service: 24x7 service coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (available only in select markets). Bundled with YourDrive YourData.
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select markets). Bundled with YourDrive YourData.
  • Managed Services

    Lenovo Managed Services provides continuous 24x7 remote monitoring (plus 24x7 call center availability) and proactive management of your data center using state-of-the-art tools, systems, and practices by a team of highly skilled and experienced Lenovo services professionals.

    Quarterly reviews check error logs, verify firmware & OS device driver levels, and software as needed. We’ll also maintain records of latest patches, critical updates, and firmware levels, to ensure you systems are providing business value through optimized performance.

  • Technical Account Management (TAM)

    A Lenovo Technical Account Manager helps you optimize the operation of your data center based on a deep understanding of your business. You gain direct access to your Lenovo TAM, who serves as your single point of contact to expedite service requests, provide status updates, and furnish reports to track incidents over time. In addition, your TAM will help proactively make service recommendations and manage your service relationship with Lenovo to make certain your needs are met.

  • Enterprise Server Software Support

    Enterprise Software Support is an additional support service providing customers with software support on Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE, and VMware applications and systems. Around the clock availability for critical problems plus unlimited calls and incidents helps customers address challenges fast, without incremental costs. Support staff can answer troubleshooting and diagnostic questions, address product comparability and interoperability issues, isolate causes of problems, report defects to software vendors, and more.

  • YourDrive YourData

    Lenovo’s YourDrive YourData is a multi-drive retention offering that ensures your data is always under your control, regardless of the number of drives that are installed in your Lenovo server. In the unlikely event of a drive failure, you retain possession of your drive while Lenovo replaces the failed drive part. Your data stays safely on your premises, in your hands. The YourDrive YourData service can be purchased in convenient bundles and is optional with Foundation Service. It is bundled with Essential Service and Advanced Service.

  • Health Check

    Having a trusted partner who can perform regular and detailed health checks is central to maintaining efficiency and ensuring that your systems and business are always running at their best. Health Check supports Lenovo-branded server, storage, and networking devices, as well as select Lenovo-supported products from other vendors that are sold by Lenovo or a Lenovo-Authorized Reseller.

Examples of region-specific warranty terms are second or longer business day parts delivery or parts-only base warranty.

If warranty terms and conditions include onsite labor for repair or replacement of parts, Lenovo will dispatch a service technician to the customer site to perform the replacement. Onsite labor under base warranty is limited to labor for replacement of parts that have been determined to be field-replaceable units (FRUs). Parts that are determined to be customer-replaceable units (CRUs) do not include onsite labor under base warranty.

If warranty terms include parts-only base warranty, Lenovo is responsible for delivering only replacement parts that are under base warranty (including FRUs) that will be sent to a requested location for self-service. Parts-only service does not include a service technician being dispatched onsite. Parts must be changed at customer’s own cost and labor and defective parts must be returned following the instructions supplied with the spare parts.

Lenovo Service offerings are region-specific. Not all preconfigured support and upgrade options are available in every region. For information about Lenovo service upgrade offerings that are available in your region, refer to the following resources:

For service definitions, region-specific details, and service limitations, please refer to the following documents:

Deployment services

The MX systems can optionally include Lenovo deployment services to get customers up and running quickly.

The following optional Lenovo custom installation services are available for both MX appliances and MX certified nodes:

  • Unpacking and inspecting the systems
  • Mounting the systems (rack cabinet, desktop, stack, bookshelf, wall or ceiling, or rack installation)
  • Connecting the systems to electrical power and network
  • Checking and updating firmware to the latest levels
  • Verifying operations
  • Disposal of the packaging materials (within the customer site)

The following Lenovo deployment services are available, mandatory for MX appliances and optional for MX certified nodes:

  • Conducting remote preparation and planning
  • Verifying firmware versions and performing firmware updates, if needed
  • Configuring XCC management settings
  • Configuring Storage Spaces Direct
  • Configuring Microsoft System Center and discovering hosts and storage (if System Center is used)
  • Configuring Lenovo XClarity network settings and performing discovery and inventory (if XClarity is selected)
  • Transferring knowledge
  • Developing post-installation documentation

The following table lists ThinkAgile Health Check & Deployment offerings are available for ThinkAgile MX customers. These offerings are performed by Lenovo Professional Services.

  • Onsite Deployment: Install, configure, and validate solution on-site, and conduct knowledge transfer.
  • Remote Deployment: Install, configure, and validate solution remotely, and conduct knowledge transfer.
  • Remote Health Check: Report & remediation of hardware and cluster health issues, including firmware and software updates.
Table 22. ThinkAgile Health Check & Deployment offerings
Part number Description
Onsite deployment services
5MS7B00037 ThinkAgile MX Onsite Deployment (2 node switchless)
5MS7B00038 ThinkAgile MX Onsite Deployment (4 node)
5MS7B00039 ThinkAgile MX Onsite Deployment (additional node)
5MS7B07826 ThinkAgile MX Onsite Deploy Addl Switchless Node
Remote deployment services
5MS7B00040 ThinkAgile MX Remote Deployment (2 node switchless)
5MS7B00041 ThinkAgile MX Remote Deployment (4 node)
5MS7B00042 ThinkAgile MX Remote Deployment (additional node)
5MS7B07827 ThinkAgile MX Remote Deploy Addl Switchless Node
Annual Remote Health Check
5MS7B00049 ThinkAgile MX 1X Annual Remote Health Check (per 2-4 node cluster)
5MS7B00050 ThinkAgile MX 1X Annual Remote Health Check (additional node)
5MS7B00051 ThinkAgile MX 1X Annual Remote Health Check & Update (per 2-4 node cluster)
5MS7B00052 ThinkAgile MX 1X Annual Remote Health Check & Update (additional node)

For more information, refer to the Data Center Implementation Services web page:
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/data-center/services/implementation-services/

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:

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/landingpage/lenovo-financial-services/

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