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Lenovo ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes (Intel Xeon SP Gen 2)

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Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes are 4-socket and 8-socket 4U systems that feature the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. These systems are based on the ThinkSystem SR950 with up to 28 cores per processor, up to 24 TB of TruDDR4 memory with up to 2933 MHz memory speeds, and an extensive selection of internal storage and networking options. VMware offers a unique, software-defined approach to hyperconvergence, leveraging the hypervisor to deliver compute, storage and management in a tightly integrated software stack.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the VX 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 VX systems and consider their use in IT solutions.

Tip: This product guide combines all three 4U VX systems with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon ("Cascade Lake") processors into the one document.

Change History

Changes in the July 19, 2022 update:

  • Added the following Ethernet network adapters - Network adapters section
    • ThinkSystem Intel X710-T4L 10GBase-T 4-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter, 4XC7A79699
  • New support for the following drives - Internal drive options section:
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5520 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD, 4XB7A13941

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes are 4-socket and 8-socket 4U systems that feature the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. These systems are based on the ThinkSystem SR950 with up to 28 cores per processor, up to 24 TB of TruDDR4 memory with up to 2933 MHz memory speeds, and an extensive selection of internal storage and networking options. VMware offers a unique, software-defined approach to hyperconvergence, leveraging the hypervisor to deliver compute, storage and management in a tightly integrated software stack.

The 4U systems are available either as an appliance or certified node:

  • VX7820 Appliance for high performance workloads, supporting up to 4 processors
  • VX 4U Certified Node, supporting up to 4 processors
  • VX 4U Certified Node for SAP HANA, supporting up to 8 processors - certified by SAP for deploying SAP HANA solutions on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) in production environments.

Common uses for these systems are high-performance workloads such as databases, e-mail and collaboration, and workload-balancing clusters.

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes

Did you know?

The ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes are built on the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950 server that features the ultimate in enterprise-class scalability, performance, reliability, management, and security.

The VX7820 Appliance offers ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.

Key features

ThinkAgile features

The ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes offer the following key features:

  • Factory-integrated, pre-configured ready-to-go appliances built on proven and reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers that provide compute power for a variety of workloads and applications and powered by industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure software from VMware.
  • Provide quick and convenient path to implement a hyperconverged solution powered by VMware vSAN with "one stop shop" and a single point of contact provided by Lenovo for purchasing, deploying, and supporting the solution.
  • Meet various workload demands with cost-efficient hybrid or performance-optimized all-flash storage configurations.
  • Deliver fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified with VMware software.
  • Appliances include Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.
  • Offer Lenovo deployment services to get customers up and running quickly.

The VMware software running on ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes delivers the following key features:

  • Distributed architecture that allows "pay-as-you-grow", non-disruptive scaling by adding new nodes to the cluster (scale-out) to increase capacity and performance.
  • Advanced capacity management, including deduplication, compression, and erasure coding (RAID 5/6), which helps deliver greater storage utilization with dramatically lower storage capacity and costs.
  • Automation of VM storage provisioning and control of storage service levels (capacity, performance, availability) with VM-centric policies to load balance storage resources.
  • Native HCI security solution with two-factor authentication (SecurID and CAC) and data-at-rest encryption that does not require self-encrypting drives (SEDs).
  • Stretched cluster with local and site failure protection between two geographically dispersed sites for higher level of availability with near zero downtime.
  • Centralized management with provisioning, administering, and monitoring virtual resources across multiple hosts and clusters from a centralized interface.
  • Rapid workload provisioning, simplified data center operations, increased business efficiency, and decreased CAPEX and OPEX costs.
  • VM and data protection with agent-less, image-level virtual machine backups and application-aware protection for business-critical Microsoft applications (Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint) along with WAN-efficient, encrypted backup data replication.
  • Reduced unplanned downtime and virtually eliminated planned downtime for server and storage maintenance with live workload migration, high availability, and fault tolerance.
  • Enhanced application performance and availability with resource management, load balancing, and access prioritization.
  • Intelligent operations management and automation to proactively monitor and manage compute, storage, and networking resources, identify performance bottlenecks, and re-balance workloads by leveraging predictive analytics.
  • Capacity planning and optimization guidance to address future needs with performance trends, projections and extended forecasts.
  • Managing remote offices and branch offices with rapid provisioning of servers through virtualization, minimization of host configuration drift, and enhanced visibility into regulatory compliance, across multiple sites.

Hardware features

The VX systems are based on the SR950 and have the following hardware features:

Scalability and performance

The VX systems offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • Supports second-generation Intel Xeon Processor Scalable processors
  • High-performance scale-out offering where up to 8 processors and 48 DIMMs are housed in 4U of rack space.
  • Supports the Gold and Platinum level processors in the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family, including the "top bin" highest-performing 205 W processors available from Intel.
  • Up to eight processors, each with up to 28 cores and 56 threads to maximize the concurrent execution of multithreaded applications.
  • Support for up to 96 TruDDR4 DIMMs operating at up to 2933 MHz means you have the fastest available memory subsystem and memory capacity of up to 24 TB using 96x 256 GB 3DS RDIMMs.
  • Supports 2933 MHz Performance+ memory DIMMs which allow configurations of 2 DIMMs per channel to operate at the 2933 MHz rated memory speed.
  • Up to 24x 2.5-inch SSDs provide a flexible and scalable all-in-one platform to meet your increasing demands.
  • Of the 24x drive bays, support for up to 12 NVMe PCIe SSDs maximizes drive I/O performance, in terms of throughput, bandwidth, IOPS, and latency.
  • The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of, or along with, mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs), can improve I/O performance. An SSD can support up to 100 times more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
  • Supports an M.2 adapter design for convenient operating system boot functions. Available M.2 adapters support either one M.2 drive, or two M.2 drives in a RAID 1 configuration, for the boot drive performance and reliability.
  • The server has a dedicated flexible LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) slot offering a variety of Ethernet adapters that do not occupy one of the standard PCIe slots.
  • A total of up to 17 rear-accessible PCIe slots: 14 general-purpose PCIe 3.0 slots plus slots dedicated to the LOM adapter and two ML2 adapters. In addition, the server has two internal slots for RAID or HBA adapters.
  • The server 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 previous generation of PCI Express 2.0 (5 GTps per link using 8b/10b encoding).

Availability and serviceability

The VX systems are based on a modular service model where all components and options can be removed from the front or rear of the system, even parts that are located in the center of the machine such as fans, memory DIMMs, and processors. The VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Nodes are designed for 99.99% availability.

The VX systems provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • The server offers Single Device Data Correction (SDDC, also known as Chipkill), Adaptive Double-Device Data Correction (ADDDC, also known as Redundant Bit Steering or RBS), memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
  • The Dual M.2 Boot Adapter uses RAID-1 so that the two M.2 drives installed are configured as a redundant pair.
  • The server has up to four hot-swap N+N redundant power supplies to help keep the server operational in the event of a power supply or utility supply failure.
  • Each compute tray has 6 hot-swap N+1 redundant fans (a total of 12 fans when two compute trays are installed) to maximize availability for business-critical applications.
  • The power source-independent light path diagnostics functionality provides individual light path LEDs that lead the technician to failed (or failing) components, which simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps increase system availability.
  • The included LCD system information display panel provides greater diagnostic function by listing all error messages and VPD data needed for a service call, thereby speeding problem resolution and increasing system uptime.
  • Proactive Platform Alerts (including PFA and SMART alerts): Processors, voltage regulators, memory, internal storage (SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs, NVMe SSDs, M.2 storage, and flash storage adapters), fans, power supplies, RAID controllers, ambient temperature, and subcomponent temperatures. Alerts can be surfaced through the XClarity Controller to managers such as Lenovo XClarity Administrator, VMware vCenter, and Microsoft System Center. These proactive alerts let you take appropriate actions in advance of possible failure, thereby increasing server uptime and application availability.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer more reliability than mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • The built-in XClarity Controller continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.
  • Built-in diagnostics in UEFI, using Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager, speed up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager supports diagnostic functions and collects service data to USB key drive or remote CIFS share folder for troubleshooting, to reduce servicing time.
  • Auto-restart in the event of a momentary loss of AC power (based on power policy setting in the XClarity Controller service processor).
  • Support for the XClarity Administrator Mobile app running on a supported smartphone and connected to the server through the service-enabled USB port, enables additional local systems management functions.
  • Three-year or one-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, 9 x 5 next business day. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

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

  • The server includes an XClarity Controller (XCC) to monitor server availability and perform remote management. XCC Enterprise is included as standard, which enables remote KVM and remote media files (ISO and IMG image files), boot capture, and power capping.
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers comprehensive hardware management tools that help to increase uptime, reduce costs, and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • New UEFI-based Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager, accessible from F1 during boot, provides system inventory information, graphical UEFI Setup, platform update function, RAID Setup wizard, operating system installation function, and diagnostic functions.
  • Support for Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager which captures real-time power and temperature data from the server, and provides automated controls to lower energy costs.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Supports Secure Boot to ensure that only a digitally signed operating system can be used. Supported with HDDs and SSDs as well as M.2 drives in the M.2 Adapter.
  • Industry-standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supported operating system.
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks, allowing an application to run in its own isolated space, protected from all other software running on a system.

Energy efficiency

The VX systems offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, and increase energy availability:

  • The server can be used in environments up to ASHRAE A4 with ambient temperatures up to 45 °C.
  • The server is Energy Star 2.1 compliant.
  • Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
  • High-efficiency power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum certifications
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, to reduce energy draw.
  • Low-voltage 1.2 V DDR4 memory offers energy savings compared to 1.35 V and 1.5 V DDR3 DIMMs.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) consume as much as 80% less power than mechanical 2.5-inch HDDs.
  • Optional Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provide advanced data center power notification, analysis, and policy-based management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

Components and connectors

The ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes are based on the ThinkSystem SR950 server.

The following figure shows the front view of the VX systems.

ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes front view
Figure 2. VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Nodes front view

The front of the ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes includes the following components:

  • Up to 24x SFF hot-swap drive bays
  • One VGA port
  • One USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access
  • One USB 2.0 port
  • A Power button
  • Status LEDs
  • A Pull-out LCD panel

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

ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes rear view
Figure 3. VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Nodes rear view

The rear of the ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes includes the following components:

  • PCIe Riser Card 1 (optional): Up to four PCIe slots
  • I/O Tray:
    • Three PCIe slots
    • One ML2 slot
    • One LOM card slot
  • PCIe Riser Card 2 (optional): Up to four PCIe slots
  • One 1 GbE port for XClarity Controller
  • One DB-9 serial port
  • Two USB 3.0 ports
  • One VGA port
  • Two or four hot-swap power supplies (four power supplies shown)

Standard specifications

The ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes are based on the ThinkSystem SR950 server.

The following table provides an overview comparison between the VX systems.

Table 1. Comparison of features
  VX7820 VX 4U VX 4U for HANA
VX offering type Appliance Certified Node Certified Node
Target workloads High performance High performance SAP HANA
Base MTM 7Z13CTO1WW 7Z12CTO1WW 7Z12CTO2WW
Form Factor 4U 4U 4U
Base platform SR950 SR950 SR950
CPU 2x or 4x Intel Xeon SP Gen 2 2x or 4x Intel Xeon SP Gen 2 2x, 4x or 8x Intel Xeon SP Gen 2
Memory 48x DDR4 2933 MHz (12 TB max) 48x DDR4 2933 MHz (12 TB max) 48x DDR4 2933 MHz (12 TB max)
Hot-swap drive bays

Up to 24x 2.5", either:

  • All SAS/SATA
  • 50/50: SAS/SATA & AnyBay

Up to 24x 2.5", either:

  • All SAS/SATA
  • 50/50: SAS/SATA & AnyBay

Up to 24x 2.5", either:

  • All SAS/SATA
  • 50/50: SAS/SATA & AnyBay
Drive Configuration All Flash All Flash All Flash
Disk Groups 2 - 5 2 - 5 2 - 4
HBA 430-8i HBA
430-16i HBA
Onboard NVMe
430-8i HBA
430-16i HBA
Onboard NVMe
430-8i HBA
430-16i HBA
Onboard NVMe
Boot drives 2x M.2 SATA 2x M.2 SATA 2x M.2 SATA
LOM networking 1x LOM adapter, 1Gb or 10Gb 1x LOM adapter, 1Gb or 10Gb 1x LOM adapter, 1Gb or 10Gb
PCIe networking Up to 14x adapters
10Gb, 25Gb, 40Gb, 100Gb
Up to 14x adapters
10Gb, 25Gb, 40Gb, 100Gb
Up to 14x adapters
10Gb, 25Gb, 40Gb, 100Gb
GPUs No support No support No support
Hypervisor VMware ESXi VMware ESXi VMware ESXi

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes.

Table 2. System specifications
Attribute Specification
Machine types 7Z13 - VX7820
7Z12 - 4U Certified Nodes
Form factor 4U Rack-mount
Processors VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Node: 2x or 4x 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors
VX 4U Certified Node for SAP HANA: 2x, 4x or 8x 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors
Chipset Intel C624
Memory 48 DIMM slots (up to 12 DIMMs per processor; six memory channels per processor with two DIMMs per channel) with support for RDIMMs and 3DS RIMMs up to 2933 MHz.
Persistent Memory No support
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 and Intel Xeon Gold or Platinum processors), patrol scrubbing, and demand scrubbing.
Memory capacity

Up to 12 TB with 256 GB 3DS RDIMMs (Up to 3 TB per processor)

Note: Node configurations with more than 1 TB of memory capacity per socket require processors that support up to 4.5 TB (L-suffix) per socket.
Drive bays

Up to 24x 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays, configured using up to 6x 4-bay backplanes. Two backplane choices:

  • SAS/SATA backplane - 4x drives bays supporting SAS or SATA drives
  • SAS/SATA/NVMe backplane, 4x bays total: 2x drives bays supporting SAS or SATA drives, plus 2x drive bays supporting SAS or SATA or NVMe drive bays.

With 6x SAS/SATA/NVMe backplanes, the system supports 24 SAS/SATA drives or 12 SAS/SATA + 12 NVMe drives. NVMe drives use a PCIe 3.0 x4 connection.

A minimum of 2 backplanes are required.

Disk groups
  • VX7820: 2-5 disk groups
  • VX 4U Certified Node: 2-5 disk groups
  • VX 4U Certified Node for SAP HANA: 2-4 disk groups
Storage controller
  • 12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA (non-RAID):
    • 430-8i HBA.
    • 430-16i HBA.
  • NVMe PCIe (non-RAID): Onboard NVMe.
Network interfaces Integrated 10Gb Ethernet controller, based on the Intel Ethernet Connection X722. Supports a 1Gb or 10Gb LOM adapter. Supports 1 or 2 ML2 adapters. Supports up to 14 PCIe network adapters, ranging from 1Gb to 100Gb Ethernet.
Boot volume 2x M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs (RAID-1).
I/O expansion slots

Up to 17 PCIe 3.0 rear-accessible slots:

  • Slots 1-4 on a riser, one of:
    • Riser with 4x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, all full-height half-length, all 75W
    • Riser with 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, all full-height half-length, both 75W
    • Riser with 4x PCIe 3.0 x8 slots, full-height half-length, all 75W
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16, low-profile, 75W
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16, low-profile, 75W
  • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8, low-profile, 75W
  • Slot 8: PCIe 3.0 x16 ML2, low-profile (supports NC-SI)
  • Slot 9: PCIe 3.0 x8 LOM adapter slot, low-profile (supports NC-SI)
  • Slots 10-15 on a riser, one of:
    • Riser 5x16+ML2:
      • Five PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, all full-height half-length, all 75W
      • One PCIe 3.0 x16 ML2 slot, full-height half-length, 30W (no NC-SI support)
    • Riser 2x16: Two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, all full-height half-length, both 75W
    • Riser 4x8: Four PCIe 3.0 x8 slots, full-height half-length, all 75W
  • Slot 16-17 on a riser:
    • PCIe 3.0 x8 low profile, 75W
    • PCIe 3.0 x8 low profile, 75W

Additional internal PCIe slots:

  • One or two PCIe 3.0 x8 slots for storage adapters
  • M.2 adapter slot
Ports
  • Front: 1x USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x VGA port.
  • Rear: 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x VGA port, 1x DB-9 serial port, 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port for systems management.
Cooling Six hot-swap fans with N+1 redundancy in the compute tray.
Power supply Two or four redundant hot-swap 1100 W (100 - 240 V), 1600 W (200 - 240 V), or 2000 W (200 - 240 V) High Efficiency power supplies (80 PLUS Platinum certified).
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 and HDDs, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), proactive platform alerts, light path diagnostics, Lenovo XClarity Administrator and XClarity Pro, Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter (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 Software licenses that can be purchased from Lenovo or provided by the customer:
  • VMware vSAN: Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus, ROBO, or Desktop.
  • VMware vSphere: Standard, Enterprise Plus, or ROBO.
  • HCI Kit: Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, or ROBO.
  • VMware Horizon: Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise.
  • VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF): Basic, Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, or for VDI.
  • VMware vCenter Server: Foundation or Standard.
Hypervisors VMware ESXi
Warranty and support 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, and YourDrive YourData.
Software maintenance One-, three-, or five-year software support and subscription is included with the VMware software licenses available from Lenovo (optional).
Dimensions Height: 173 mm (6.8 in.), width: 447 mm (17.6 in.), depth: 800 mm (31.5 in.)
Weight Maximum configuration: 58.7 kg (129.4 lb)

Models

Factory-integrated models of the ThinkAgile VX Series Appliances are configured by using the Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC), http://dcsc.lenovo.com.

During the configuration process, you are selecting one of the Configure-to-Order (CTO) base models first, and then you are adding components (processors, memory, drives, and network adapters) to the selected model.

Note: You are required to engage a Lenovo representative in the project that includes the ThinkAgile VX Series Appliances. ThinkAgile VX certified nodes do not have this requirement.

The following table lists the CTO base models.

Table 3. CTO base models
Machine Type/Model Description
7Z13CTO1WW ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance
7Z12CTO1WW ThinkAgile VX 4U Certified Node
7Z12CTO2WW ThinkAgile VX 4U Certified Node for SAP HANA

Comparison with the ThinkSystem SR950

The ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance and VX 4U Certified Nodes are based on the ThinkSystem SR950 server, however there are key differences:

  • No RAID adapter support
  • No VROC RAID support
  • No HDD support
  • No SED drive support
  • No Fibre Channel support
  • No InfiniBand support
  • Drives are categorized as Cache or Capacity drives and are formed as disk groups (up to 5 disk groups)

For details about the ThinkSystem SR950, see the SR950 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1054-thinksystem-sr950-server-xeon-sp-gen-2

To verify what specific hardware components are supported with the VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Nodes, see the DCSC configurator:
https://dcsc.lenovo.com

Processors

The VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Nodes systems support two or four processors. The VX 4U HANA system also supports eight processors. For the VX 4U HANA system, support for eight processors requires that the 8S feature code be selected at ordering, as listed in the following table.

Table 4. Feature codes for 4-socket and 8-socket configurations
Feature Description Maximum supported
VX7820 VX 4U VX 4U HANA
BD1L ThinkAgile 4U 4S 1 1 1
BF07 ThinkAgile 4U 8S No No 1

The following table lists the supported processors.

For details about these processors, including configuration rules, see the SR950 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1054-thinksystem-sr950-server-xeon-sp-gen-2#processors

Table 5. Processor choices
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
VX7820 VX 4U VX 4U HANA
4XG7A14952 B4HN Intel Xeon Gold 5215 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14966 B4P9 Intel Xeon Gold 5215L 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14951 B4HM Intel Xeon Gold 5217 8C 115W 3.0GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14950 B4HL Intel Xeon Gold 5218 16C 125W 2.3GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A37044 B6BS Intel Xeon Gold 5218B 16C 125W 2.3GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14961 B4P3 Intel Xeon Gold 5218T 16C 105W 2.1GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14949 B4HK Intel Xeon Gold 5220 18C 125W 2.2GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16677 B6CW Intel Xeon Gold 5220S 18C 125W 2.7GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16671 B6CQ Intel Xeon Gold 5220T 18C 105W 1.9GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16662 B5S1 Intel Xeon Gold 5222 4C 105W 3.8GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16676 B6CV Intel Xeon Gold 6222V 20C 115W 1.8GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16667 B6CL Intel Xeon Gold 6226 12C 125W 2.7GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14944 B4HJ Intel Xeon Gold 6230 20C 125W 2.1GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16663 B5RY Intel Xeon Gold 6230N 20C 125W 2.3GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16670 B6CP Intel Xeon Gold 6230T 20C 125W 2.1GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16666 B6CK Intel Xeon Gold 6234 8C 130W 3.3GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16665 B6CJ Intel Xeon Gold 6238 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16672 B6CR Intel Xeon Gold 6238L 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14960 B4P2 Intel Xeon Gold 6238T 22C 125W 1.9GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14947 B4HH Intel Xeon Gold 6240 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16673 B6CS Intel Xeon Gold 6240L 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14954 B4NV Intel Xeon Gold 6240Y 18/14/8C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14946 B4HG Intel Xeon Gold 6242 16C 150W 2.8GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14945 B4HF Intel Xeon Gold 6244 8C 150W 3.6GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14944 B4HE Intel Xeon Gold 6248 20C 150W 2.5GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14942 B4HC Intel Xeon Gold 6252 24C 150W 2.1GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16674 B6CT Intel Xeon Gold 6252N 24C 150W 2.3GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14943 B4HD Intel Xeon Gold 6254 18C 200W 3.1GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16675 B6CU Intel Xeon Gold 6262V 24C 135W 1.9GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16661 B5RZ Intel Xeon Platinum 8253 16C 125W 2.2GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A16660 B5S2 Intel Xeon Platinum 8256 4C 105W 3.8GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A63481 B4HB Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14957 B4P7 Intel Xeon Platinum 8260L 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14953 B4NU Intel Xeon Platinum 8260Y 24/20/16C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14940 B4HA Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 24C 205W 2.9GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14939 B4H9 Intel Xeon Platinum 8270 26C 205W 2.7GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14934 B4H4 Intel Xeon Platinum 8276 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14963 B4P6 Intel Xeon Platinum 8276L 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14937 B4H7 Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 28C 205W 2.7GHz Processor 4 4 8
4XG7A14962 B4P5 Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L 28C 205W 2.7GHz Processor 4 4 8

Memory

The VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Nodes systems support the following memory options. The systems support 24 or 48 DIMMs with four processors. VX 4U HANA systems support 96 DIMMs with eight processors.

For details about these options, including configuration rules, see the SR950 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1054-thinksystem-sr950-server-xeon-sp-gen-2#memory

Table 6. Memory options
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
VX7820 VX 4U VX 4U HANA
2933 MHz RDIMMs
4ZC7A08707 B4LY ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2933 MHz (1Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 48 48 96
4ZC7A08708 B4H2 ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 48 48 96
4ZC7A08709 B4H3 ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 48 48 96
4ZC7A08710 B4H4 ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 48 48 96
2933 MHz 3DS RDIMMs
4ZC7A15113 B587 ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 48 48 96
4ZC7A08727 B4Y3 ThinkSystem 256GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (8Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 48 48 96
2933 MHz Performance+ RDIMMs
4X77A12184 B5N6 ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 48 48 96
4X77A12185 B5N7 ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 48 48 96
4X77A12186 B5N8 ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 48 48 96
2933 MHz Performance+ 3DS RDIMMs
4X77A12187 B5N9 ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 48 48 96
4X77A64957 B5NA ThinkSystem 256GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (8Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM 48 48 96

Internal storage

The VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Nodes support up to 24x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays, accessible from the front of the system, as shown in the following figure. Drive bays are installed in sets of 4 drives based on the backplanes.

Each backplane is either:

  • 4x SAS/SATA, or
  • 2x SAS/SATA + 2x SAS/SATA/NVMe

A minimum of 2 backplanes (8 drive bays) is required.

Location of backplanes
Figure 4. Location of backplanes

Ordering information is listed in the following table.

Table 7. Drive backplanes
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
VX7820 VX 4U VX 4U HANA
7XB7A03966 AUN6 ThinkSystem 2.5" SAS/SATA 2x2 Bay Backplane Kit
Support for 4x SAS/SATA drives
6 6 6
7XB7A03965 AUN5 ThinkSystem 2.5" SAS/SATA/NVMe 2x2 Bay Backplane Kit
Support for 2x SAS/SATA drives and 2x SAS/SATA/NVMe drives
6 6 6

The server also supports either one or two M.2 drives for OS boot purposes, installed in an M.2 adapter, internal to the server.

For details about these components, including configuration rules, see the SR950 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1054-thinksystem-sr950-server-xeon-sp-gen-2#internal-storage

Disk Groups

The following table lists the supported Disk Groups for each VX system.

Table 8. Disk Groups
Drive Selection Rules VX7820 VX 4U VX 4U HANA
Model Type All Flash (AF) All Flash (AF) All Flash (AF)
Maximum number of drives 24 24 24
Number of Disk Groups 2 - 5 2 - 5 2 - 4
Number of Cache drives per Disk Group 1 1 1
Number of Capacity drives per Disk Group 2 - 7 2 - 7 2 - 7
Allowed Capacity Drive quantities:
1 Disk Group (1 Cache drive) No support No support No support
2 Disk Groups (2 Cache drives) 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 or 14 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 or 14 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 or 14
3 Disk Groups (3 Cache drives) 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 or 21 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 or 21 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 or 21
4 Disk Groups (4 Cache drives) 8, 12, 16 or 20 8, 12, 16 or 20 8, 12, 16 or 20
5 Disk Groups (5 Cache drives) 5, 10 or 15 5, 10 or 15 No support

Controllers for internal storage

The VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Nodes systems support the following storage controller options.

Table 9. Controllers for internal storage
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
VX7820 VX 4U VX 4U HANA
7Y37A01088 AUNL ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 2 2 2
4Y37A78601 BM51 ThinkSystem 440-8i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA 2 2 2
7Y37A01089 AUNM ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 2 2 2
4Y37A78602 BM50 ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA 2 2 2

Internal drive options

Boot drives

The VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Nodes systems support the following drive for boot functions.

Table 10. Boot drives
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
VX7820 VX 4U VX 4U HANA
4XB7A17071 B8HS ThinkSystem M.2 5300 240GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2
4XB7A17073 B919 ThinkSystem M.2 5300 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD 2 2 2

Internal drives for VX7820 Appliance

The following table lists the drives supported in the VX7820 Appliance. Drives are classified as either Cache drives, Capacity drives, or both.

Table 11. Drives supported in the VX7820 Appliance
Part number Feature Description All Flash Storage
Cache Capacity
2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A70006 BG07 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A70005 BG06 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A70004 BG05 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A70003 BG04 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A10230 B4Y5 ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17062 B8HU ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17063 B8J4 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17064 B8JD ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A38175 B91A ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 960GB Entry 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 24 24
4XB7A17055 B91D ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 7.68TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17056 BC4R ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 15.36TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
4XB7A17125 BA7Q ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A17126 BA4T ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A17127 BA4U ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A17128 BK7L ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A17088 B8HY ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17089 B8J6 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17090 B8JE ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17091 B8J7 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A13634 B49M ThinkSystem 2.5" S4610 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A13635 B49N ThinkSystem 2.5" S4610 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A13636 B49P ThinkSystem 2.5" S4610 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A13637 B49Q ThinkSystem 2.5" S4610 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A72438 BM8B ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A72439 BM8A ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A72440 BM89 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A72441 BM88 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A72442 BM87 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 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
4XB7A17076 B8JM ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17077 B8HP ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17078 B8J5 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17079 B8JP ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17080 B8J2 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A10249 B49A ThinkSystem 2.5" S4510 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS 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
4XB7A10197 B34K ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A10198 B34L ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A10199 B34M ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A10200 B4D2 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 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 12
4XB7A17153 BCFR ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 12 12
4XB7A17154 BCFS ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 12 12
4XB7A17145 BCFT ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5500 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A13941 BMGD ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5520 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A17146 BCFW ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5500 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A17147 BCFU ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5500 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
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 12
7N47A00083 B2ZJ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P4800X 750GB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 12 12
4XB7A13936 B589 ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 12 12
4XB7A10204 B58G ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P4510 2.0TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A10205 B58H ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 4.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD No 12

Internal drives for VX 4U Certified Node

The following table lists the drives supported in the VX 4U Certified Node. Drives are classified as either Cache drives, Capacity drives, or both.

Table 12. Drives supported in the VX 4U Certified Node
Part number Feature Description All Flash Storage
Cache Capacity
2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A70006 BG07 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A70005 BG06 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A70004 BG05 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A70003 BG04 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A10230 B4Y5 ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17062 B8HU ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17063 B8J4 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17064 B8JD ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A38175 B91A ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 960GB Entry 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 24 24
4XB7A17055 B91D ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 7.68TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17056 BC4R ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 15.36TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
4XB7A17125 BA7Q ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A17126 BA4T ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A17127 BA4U ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A17128 BK7L ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A17088 B8HY ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17089 B8J6 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17090 B8JE ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17091 B8J7 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A13634 B49M ThinkSystem 2.5" S4610 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A13635 B49N ThinkSystem 2.5" S4610 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A13636 B49P ThinkSystem 2.5" S4610 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A13637 B49Q ThinkSystem 2.5" S4610 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A72438 BM8B ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A72439 BM8A ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A72440 BM89 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A72441 BM88 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A72442 BM87 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 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
4XB7A17076 B8JM ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17077 B8HP ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17078 B8J5 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17079 B8JP ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17080 B8J2 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A10249 B49A ThinkSystem 2.5" S4510 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS 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
4XB7A10197 B34K ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A10198 B34L ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A10199 B34M ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A10200 B4D2 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 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 12
4XB7A17153 BCFR ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 12 12
4XB7A17154 BCFS ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 12 12
4XB7A17145 BCFT ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5500 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A13941 BMGD ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5520 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A17146 BCFW ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5500 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A17147 BCFU ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5500 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
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 12
7N47A00083 B2ZJ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P4800X 750GB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 12 12
4XB7A13936 B589 ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 12 12
4XB7A10204 B58G ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P4510 2.0TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A10205 B58H ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 4.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD No 12

Internal drives for VX 4U Certified Node for SAP HANA

The following table lists the drives supported in the VX 4U Certified Node for SAP HANA. Drives are classified as either Cache drives, Capacity drives, or both.

Table 13. Drives supported in the VX 4U Certified Node for SAP HANA
Part number Feature Description All Flash Storage
Cache Capacity
2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A70006 BG07 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A70005 BG06 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A70004 BG05 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A70003 BG04 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A10230 B4Y5 ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17062 B8HU ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17063 B8J4 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17064 B8JD ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A38175 B91A ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 960GB Entry 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 24 24
4XB7A17055 B91D ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 7.68TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17056 BC4R ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 15.36TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
4XB7A17088 B8HY ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17089 B8J6 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17090 B8JE ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17091 B8J7 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A13634 B49M ThinkSystem 2.5" S4610 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A13635 B49N ThinkSystem 2.5" S4610 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A13636 B49P ThinkSystem 2.5" S4610 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A13637 B49Q ThinkSystem 2.5" S4610 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A72438 BM8B ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A72439 BM8A ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A72440 BM89 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 24
4XB7A72441 BM88 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 24
4XB7A72442 BM87 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD 24 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
4XB7A17076 B8JM ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17077 B8HP ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A17078 B8J5 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17079 B8JP ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A17080 B8J2 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A10249 B49A ThinkSystem 2.5" S4510 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS 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
4XB7A10197 B34K ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A10198 B34L ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 24
4XB7A10199 B34M ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 24
4XB7A10200 B4D2 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD 24 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 12
4XB7A17153 BCFR ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 12 12
4XB7A17154 BCFS ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD 12 12
4XB7A17145 BCFT ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5500 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A13941 BMGD ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5520 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A17146 BCFW ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5500 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A17147 BCFU ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5500 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
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 12
7N47A00083 B2ZJ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P4800X 750GB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD 12 12
4XB7A13936 B589 ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD 12 12
4XB7A10204 B58G ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P4510 2.0TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A10205 B58H ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 4.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD No 12

Network adapters

The VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Nodes systems support the following networking options.

For details about these options, including configuration rules, see the SR950 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1054-thinksystem-sr950-server-xeon-sp-gen-2#network-adapters#i-o-expansion
https://lenovopress.com/lp1054-thinksystem-sr950-server-xeon-sp-gen-2#network-adapters#network-adapters

Table 14. LOM network adapters
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
VX7820 VX 4U VX 4U HANA
Gigabit Ethernet
7ZT7A00544 AUKG ThinkSystem 1Gb 2-port RJ45 LOM 1 1 1
7ZT7A00545 AUKH ThinkSystem 1Gb 4-port RJ45 LOM 1 1 1
10 Gb Ethernet
7ZT7A00546 AUKJ ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port SFP+ LOM 1 1 1
7ZT7A00547 AUKK ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port SFP+ LOM 1 1 1
7ZT7A00548 AUKL ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port Base-T LOM 1 1 1
7ZT7A00549 AUKM ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port Base-T LOM 1 1 1
Table 15. ML2 network adapters
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
VX7820 VX 4U VX 4U HANA
10 Gb Ethernet
00JY940 ATRH Intel X710-DA2 ML2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter 2 2 2
7ZT7A00497 AUKQ ThinkSystem Broadcom NX-E ML2 10Gb 2-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter 2 2 2
01CV770 AU7Z Emulex VFA5.2 ML2 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW 2 2 2
25 Gb Ethernet
7ZT7A00507 AUKU ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port ML2 Ethernet Adapter 2 2 2
00MN990 ATZR Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 1-port ML2 Adapter 2 2 2
Table 16. PCIe network adapters
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
VX7820 VX 4U VX 4U HANA
Gigabit Ethernet
7ZT7A00482 AUZX ThinkSystem Broadcom 5720 1GbE RJ45 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
7ZT7A00484 AUZV ThinkSystem Broadcom 5719 1GbE RJ45 4-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
7ZT7A00533 AUZZ ThinkSystem I350-F1 PCIe 1Gb 1-Port SFP Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
7ZT7A00534 AUZY ThinkSystem I350-T2 PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
7ZT7A00535 AUZW ThinkSystem I350-T4 PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
10 Gb Ethernet - 10GBASE-T
7ZT7A00496 AUKP ThinkSystem Broadcom 57416 10GBASE-T 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
00MM860 ATPX Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter 14 14 14
4XC7A08225 B31G ThinkSystem QLogic QL41134 PCIe 10Gb 4-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
4XC7A79699 BMXB ThinkSystem Intel X710-T4L 10GBase-T 4-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
10 Gb Ethernet - SFP+
7ZT7A00537 AUKX ThinkSystem Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
7ZT7A00493 AUKN ThinkSystem Emulex OCe14104B-NX PCIe 10Gb 4-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 9 9 9
00AG570 AT7S Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter 14 14 14
25 Gb Ethernet
7ZT7A00505 AUKS ThinkSystem Broadcom 57412 25GbE SFP28 1-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
4XC7A08238 B5T0 ThinkSystem Broadcom 57414 10/25GbE SFP28 2-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
7XC7A05523 B0WY ThinkSystem Intel XXV710-DA2 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
01GR250 AUAJ Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
4XC7A08229 B31C ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ex 25/40GbE 2-port Low-Latency Adapter 11 11 11
4XC7A08228 B21R ThinkSystem QLogic QL41262 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
4XC7A62580 BE4U ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 14 14 14
40 Gb Ethernet
00MM950 ATRN Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 1x40GbE QSFP+ Adapter 14 14 14
4XC7A08229 B31C ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ex 25/40GbE 2-port Low-Latency Adapter 11 11 11
100 Gb Ethernet
4XC7A08248 B8PP ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 Dx 100GbE QSFP56 2-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 11 11 11
00MM960 ATRP Mellanox ConnectX-4 2x100GbE/EDR IB QSFP28 VPI Adapter 11 11 11
4C57A14177 B4R9 ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR100/100GbE QSFP56 1-port PCIe VPI Adapter 14 14 14
4C57A14178 B4RA ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR100/100GbE QSFP56 2-port PCIe VPI Adapter 14 14 14

Operating system support

The ThinkAgile VX7820 Appliance supports the following operating systems:

  • VMware ESXi 6.5 U3
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 U3
  • VMware ESXi 7.0
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 U1
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 U2
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 U3

The ThinkAgile VX 4U Certified Node supports the following operating systems:

  • VMware ESXi 6.5 U3
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 U3
  • VMware ESXi 7.0
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 U1
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 U2
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 U3

The ThinkAgile VX 4U Certified Node for SAP HANA supports the following operating systems:

  • VMware ESXi 6.5 U3
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 U3
  • VMware ESXi 7.0
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 U1
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 U2
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 U3

For further details, including any restrictions, see the OS Interoperability Guide:
https://lenovopress.com/osig#term=vx%2520purley%25204u%2520%2522gen%25202%2522&support=all

Software

VMware vSAN, vSphere, and vCenter Server software are required for ThinkAgile VX Series Integrated Systems and Certified Nodes. For Integrated Systems, you are required to purchase VMware vSAN licenses for VX Series from Lenovo. Customers have the option to transfer the license after it has initially landed on Lenovo VX Integrated System. For Certified Nodes, you can purchase the vSAN licenses from Lenovo or from VMware, or you can use your existing licenses. For vSphere and vCenter Server, you can use the existing VMware software licenses and active support contracts, or you can purchase software licenses and support from Lenovo or VMware.

Lenovo offers the following VMware software license and support options for ThinkAgile VX Series systems:

  • VMware vSAN License and Subscription
  • VMware vSphere License and Subscription
  • VMware HCI Kit License and Subscription
  • VMware Horizon License and Subscription
  • VMware Cloud Foundation License and Subscription
  • VMware vCenter Server License and Subscription

For details and ordering information, see the VMware Software Solution Product Guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1265-vmware-software-solution-product-guide

Configuration notes:

  • The selection of vSAN licenses is required: Standalone licenses, HCI bundle licenses, VDI solution licenses, or VCF licenses.
  • VMware software licenses that are available for selection include 1-year, 3-year, or 5-year software support (matches the duration of the selected solution-level warranty period).
  • The quantity of processor-based licenses is derived by the configuration tool based on the number of processors selected.
  • The quantity of VM-based licenses is specified based on VM requirements.
  • The quantity of CCU-based licenses is specified based on the concurrent user requirements.

For the VX 4U Certified Node for SAP HANA, HANA software licenses are purchased separately from SAP. Also, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server licenses are needed for deploying virtual machines for the SAP HANA virtualized environment. Optional Lenovo Professional Services are available to deploy SAP HANA software stack at the customer site.

Warranty and Support

The VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Nodes have a 3-year warranty based on the machine type:

  • 7Z12 - 3 year warranty
  • 7Z13 - 3 year warranty

The ThinkAgile VX Series Appliances can be configured with a three- or five-year hardware warranty with 24x7 ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support (Lenovo server hardware and VMware software; requires an active software support contract purchased either from VMware or Lenovo) and various levels of coverage with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

The Lenovo local support centers perform problem determination and resolution for hardware-related issues and escalate to VMware, on behalf of the customer, for software-related problem determination. VMware will contact the customer and will own the software-related problem resolution until closure.

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:

Software maintenance

The ThinkAgile VX Series Integrated Systems (appliances) include one- (PRC only), three-, or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected warranty period) that entitles customers to submit service requests to troubleshoot VMware software issues and receive code updates, including fixes, patches, and new software releases.

The Lenovo local support centers perform problem determination and resolution for hardware-related issues and escalate to VMware, on behalf of the customer, for software-related problem determination. VMware will contact the customer and will own the software-related problem resolution until closure.

For the VMware vSphere, vSAN, and vCenter Server software and subscription licenses purchased from Lenovo together with the ThinkAgile VX Series Integrated Systems, software support that is provided by VMware includes Production-level support with 24x7 phone and web coverage with the following target response times (priorities are defined by VMware based on the impact on productivity):

  • Severity 1 (Critical: Substantial loss or disruption of service, significant risk of data loss): 30 minutes
  • Severity 2 (Major: Operations are severely constrained, significant impact): 4 business hours
  • Severity 3 (Minor: Non-critical loss of functionality, minimal impact): 8 business hours
  • Severity 4 (Cosmetic: General questions): 12 business hours

For the VMware software and subscription licenses provided by the customer, software support that is provided by VMware is based on the support level included with these licenses.

Deployment services

The following optional Lenovo basic installation services are available for the ThinkAgile VX Series Integrated Systems (appliances):

  • Unpacking and inspecting the systems
  • Mounting the systems in a rack cabinet
  • 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 for the ThinkAgile VX Series Integrated Systems to get customers up and running quickly:

  • Conducting remote preparation and planning
  • Verifying firmware versions and performing firmware updates, if needed
  • Configuring XCC management settings
  • Configuring hypervisor settings
  • Configuring vSAN
  • Configuring VMware vCenter Server and discovering hosts and storage
  • Configuring Lenovo XClarity network settings and performing discovery and inventory
  • Transferring knowledge
  • Developing post-installation documentation

The following table lists ThinkAgile Health Check & Deployment offerings are available for ThinkAgile VX 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 17. ThinkAgile Deployment offerings
Part number Description
Onsite deployment services
5MS7B00082 ThinkAgile VX Onsite Deployment (up to 4 nodes)
5MS7B00083 ThinkAgile VX Onsite Deployment (additional node)
Remote deployment services
5MS7A87711 ThinkAgile VX Remote Deployment (up to 4 nodes)
5MS7A87712 ThinkAgile VX Remote Deployment (additional node)
Remote Health Check
5MS7B00178 ThinkAgile VX 1X Remote Health Check (up to 4 node cluster)
5MS7B00179 ThinkAgile VX 1X Remote Health Check (additional node)
5MS7B00059 ThinkAgile VX 1X Remote Health Check & Update (up to 4 node cluster)
5MS7B00060 ThinkAgile VX 1X 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/

The SAP HANA onsite deployment that is provided by Lenovo Professional Services is optional for the ThinkAgile VX 4U Certified Node for SAP HANA.

Regulatory compliance

The VX7820 and VX 4U Certified Nodes conform to the following standards:

  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 6, Class A
  • UL/IEC 60950-1
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
  • IEC 62368-1 2014(CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • NOM-019
  • Argentina IEC60950-1
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 32, Class A; AS/NZS 60950.1
  • China CCC GB4943.1, GB9254 Class A, GB17625.1
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS13438, Class A; CNS14336-1 CNS15663
  • Korea KN32, Class A; KN35
  • Russia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan, TR CU 020/2011 (for EMC) and TR CU 004/2011 (for safety)
  • IEC 60950-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • CE Mark (EN55032 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)
  • CISPR 32, Class A
  • TUV-GS (EN60950-1, IEC60950-1, EK1-ITB2000)
  • RoHS Directive
  • Energy Star 2.1
  • ErP lot3
  • JESL

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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